Patents by Inventor Russell W. Keck

Russell W. Keck has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10518887
    Abstract: Example devices for the rapid attachment of a track mounted product to a track and methods of use are described herein. An example device includes an elongated member having a flange and a body. A first side of the body includes a protruding lip extending from at least a portion of the body between the first end and the second end of the elongated member. The device also includes a first alignment bore coupled to the first side of the flange between the first end and the second end of the elongated member. The device also includes a first boss extending from a second side of the body between the first end and the second end of the elongated member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Roland D. Mair, Russell W. Keck
  • Publication number: 20190077511
    Abstract: A frame member, a monument for a vehicle, and a vehicle are provided. The frame member includes an extrusion that has a spar with first and second opposing surfaces and first and second opposing ends. The spar includes a first retention lip extending from the first planar surface along the first end at an acute angle relative to the first planar surface. The spar includes a rub strip protrusion extending from the first planar surface between the first and second ends. The rub strip protrusion includes a third end and a second retention lip extending from a third surface facing the first retention lip. The second retention lip and the third surface form an acute angle. The extrusion also includes at least two panel protrusions extending from the second planar surface of the spar. A rub strip can include retention tabs with outward-facing notches that engage the first and second retention lips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Sougand Talebpour, Roland Mair, Russell W. Keck, Tomas Armenta, Paul T. Bridgeman, Franco M. Cagnina
  • Publication number: 20190002107
    Abstract: Example devices for the rapid attachment of a track mounted product to a track and methods of use are described herein. An example device includes an elongated member having a flange and a body. A first side of the body includes a protruding lip extending from at least a portion of the body between the first end and the second end of the elongated member. The device also includes a first alignment bore coupled to the first side of the flange between the first end and the second end of the elongated member. The device also includes a first boss extending from a second side of the body between the first end and the second end of the elongated member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Roland D. Mair, Russell W. Keck
  • Patent number: 10124897
    Abstract: A frame member, a monument for a vehicle, and a vehicle are provided. The frame member includes an extrusion that has a spar with first and second opposing surfaces and first and second opposing ends. The spar includes a first retention lip extending from the first planar surface along the first end at an acute angle relative to the first planar surface. The spar includes a rub strip protrusion extending from the first planar surface between the first and second ends. The rub strip protrusion includes a third end and a second retention lip extending from a third surface facing the first retention lip. The second retention lip and the third surface form an acute angle. The extrusion also includes at least two panel protrusions extending from the second planar surface of the spar. A rub strip can include retention tabs with outward-facing notches that engage the first and second retention lips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Sougand Talebpour, Roland Mair, Russell W. Keck, Tomas Armenta, Paul T. Bridgeman, Franco M. Cagnina
  • Patent number: 10124743
    Abstract: A wall guard, monument, and vehicle are provided. The wall guard includes a retaining rail that is mountable to a wall surface of a monument in a vehicle. The retaining rail includes opposing edges that include outward-facing retention lips. A rub strip includes a resilient body and also includes a third lengthwise edge and a fourth lengthwise edge. The third lengthwise edge includes a first inward-facing retention tab and fourth lengthwise edge includes a second inward-facing retention tab. The inward-facing retention tabs engage the respective outward-facing retention lips to attach the rub strip to the retaining rail. The wall guard also includes end caps arranged at ends of the resilient body and the retaining rail. The end caps include an exterior profile that matches a profile of the rub strip. The end caps cover the ends of the rub strip and the retaining rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Sougand Talebpour, Roland Mair, Russell W. Keck, Tomas Armenta, Paul T. Bridgeman, Franco M. Cagnina, Harold Erickson
  • Publication number: 20180001840
    Abstract: A wall guard, monument, and vehicle are provided. The wall guard includes a retaining rail that is mountable to a wall surface of a monument in a vehicle. The retaining rail includes opposing edges that include outward-facing retention lips. A rub strip includes a resilient body and also includes a third lengthwise edge and a fourth lengthwise edge. The third lengthwise edge includes a first inward-facing retention tab and fourth lengthwise edge includes a second inward-facing retention tab. The inward-facing retention tabs engage the respective outward-facing retention lips to attach the rub strip to the retaining rail. The wall guard also includes end caps arranged at ends of the resilient body and the retaining rail. The end caps include an exterior profile that matches a profile of the rub strip. The end caps cover the ends of the rub strip and the retaining rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Sougand TALEBPOUR, Roland MAIR, Russell W. KECK, Tomas ARMENTA, Paul T. BRIDGEMAN, Franco M. CAGNINA, Harold Erickson
  • Publication number: 20180002020
    Abstract: A frame member, a monument for a vehicle, and a vehicle are provided. The frame member includes an extrusion that has a spar with first and second opposing surfaces and first and second opposing ends. The spar includes a first retention lip extending from the first planar surface along the first end at an acute angle relative to the first planar surface. The spar includes a rub strip protrusion extending from the first planar surface between the first and second ends. The rub strip protrusion includes a third end and a second retention lip extending from a third surface facing the first retention lip. The second retention lip and the third surface form an acute angle. The extrusion also includes at least two panel protrusions extending from the second planar surface of the spar. A rub strip can include retention tabs with outward-facing notches that engage the first and second retention lips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Sougand TALEBPOUR, Roland MAIR, Russell W. KECK, Tomas ARMENTA, Paul T. BRIDGEMAN, Franco M. CAGNINA
  • Patent number: 9856022
    Abstract: Provided are stowage bin systems for use on aircrafts and other like vehicles. A stowage bin system may include two disjoint supporting panels and a stowage bin bucket disposed between and pivotally supported by these panels after installation. The supporting panels may be attached to vertical frame members and, in some embodiments, to other frame members, such as adjacent vertical frame members or to horizontal frame members. In some embodiments, a supporting panel may include a gusset extending substantially normal to the main surfaces of the panel. The gusset may provide additional rigidity to the panel and, in some embodiments, include one or more open channels for attaching to a horizontal frame member. The supporting panels transfer all loads generated during operation of the aircraft from the stowage bin bucket and to the fuselage or, more specifically, to vertical and other frame members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Chad D. Schmitz, Aucheun Saechao, Ann Marie Miller, Russell W. Keck
  • Patent number: 9321533
    Abstract: Aircraft passageway storage units are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes a storage assembly to be supported on a floor of an interior of a fuselage of an aircraft. The storage assembly has a corner to be adjacent a passageway of the interior of the fuselage, and the passageway is to extend around the corner. The example apparatus also includes a door coupled to the storage assembly. The door extends from a first side of the storage assembly to a second side of the storage assembly and defines a portion of the corner. The door is to cover an opening of a compartment of the storage assembly when the door is in a closed position, and the opening is to extend from the first side to the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Nathanial C. Cuddy, Chris Gren McInelly, Roland Mair, Russell W. Keck, Michael S. Lewis, Daniel Rivera, Tushar Mayur Sampat, Derrick Joseph Hanratty, Harold Glenn Erickson, Mitchell Kotlik, Timothy Mark Jones
  • Publication number: 20150090838
    Abstract: Provided are stowage bin systems for use on aircrafts and other like vehicles. A stowage bin system may include two disjoint supporting panels and a stowage bin bucket disposed between and pivotally supported by these panels after installation. The supporting panels may be attached to vertical frame members and, in some embodiments, to other frame members, such as adjacent vertical frame members or to horizontal frame members. In some embodiments, a supporting panel may include a gusset extending substantially normal to the main surfaces of the panel. The gusset may provide additional rigidity to the panel and, in some embodiments, include one or more open channels for attaching to a horizontal frame member. The supporting panels transfer all loads generated during operation of the aircraft from the stowage bin bucket and to the fuselage or, more specifically, to vertical and other frame members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Chad D. Schmitz, Aucheun Saechao, Ann Marie Miller, Russell W. Keck
  • Publication number: 20140355282
    Abstract: Aircraft passageway storage units are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes a storage assembly to be supported on a floor of an interior of a fuselage of an aircraft. The storage assembly has a corner to be adjacent a passageway of the interior of the fuselage, and the passageway is to extend around the corner. The example apparatus also includes a door coupled to the storage assembly. The door extends from a first side of the storage assembly to a second side of the storage assembly and defines a portion of the corner. The door is to cover an opening of a compartment of the storage assembly when the door is in a closed position, and the opening is to extend from the first side to the second side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Nathanial C. Cuddy, Chris Gren McInelly, Roland Mair, Russell W. Keck, Michael S. Lewis, Daniel Rivera, Tushar Mayur Sampat, Derrick Joseph Hanratty, Harold Glenn Erickson, Mitchell Kotlik, Timothy Mark Jones
  • Patent number: 8651924
    Abstract: A method for privately transferring filtered air through a partition of a compartment in an aircraft cabin to equalize a pressure difference between the inside and outside the compartment via a vent assembly comprising two substantially structurally identical vent halves joining together in a locking manner through a vent opening in the partition. Each vent half comprising integrally molded rim, frame, plurality of louvers fixed within the frame, latch, keeper, guide prong, and a installation index key; plastic injection molded from high strength unreinforced polycarbonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Timothy M. Jones, Russell W. Keck
  • Patent number: D639416
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Timothy M. Jones, Russell W. Keck
  • Patent number: D730804
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Nathanial C. Cuddy, Chris Gren McInelly, Roland Mair, Russell W. Keck, Michael S. Lewis, Daniel Rivera, Tushar Mayur Sampat, Derrick Joseph Hanratty, Harold Glenn Erickson, Mitchell Kotlik, Timothy Mark Jones