Patents by Inventor Stephen G. Moore

Stephen G. Moore 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).

  • Publication number: 20200215790
    Abstract: A fiber placement system including a compaction roller rotatable about an axis of rotation, the compaction roller including a reflective layer that includes a reflective material dispersed in a polymeric material, and a light source positioned to project a beam of electromagnetic radiation proximate the compaction roller, the beam having a wavelength, wherein the reflective material has a reflectance of at least 80 percent at the wavelength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Stephen G. Moore, Alexandra K. Dillon, Alan G. Burg, Megan M. Petersen
  • Publication number: 20200207197
    Abstract: A door rail surround assembly incorporating an anti-rotation feature added to a door rail clamp of the assembly. The anti-rotation feature is a net fit cross vehicle with a hole in the vehicle sport bar thereby eliminating any free movement of the door rail clamp assembly. A second clamp is rotatable for also receiving a fastener of the door rail clamp. A clamp load is applied to the vehicle when the fastener is inserted and torqued to its predetermined value. This clamping load prevents any free movement in the door rail clamp assembly when the door seal load is applied when the vehicle door is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Bestop, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Lewis, David A. Smith, Duane C. Junkin, Jonathon G. Moore
  • Publication number: 20200130478
    Abstract: A quarter window assembly for a soft top cover assembly that is removable. The quarter window assembly is connectable to the soft cover assembly. The quarter window assembly has a hard corner assembly mountable to features connected to a vehicle. The hard corner assembly is an injection molded plastic assembly. The quarter window assembly also has a panel carrying at least one window, and the panel is secured to the hard corner assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Bestop, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Lewis, Charles C. Turney, Jonathon G. Moore, Duane C. Junkin
  • Patent number: 10632717
    Abstract: A fiber placement system including a compaction roller rotatable about an axis of rotation, the compaction roller including a reflective layer that includes a reflective material dispersed in a polymeric material, and a light source positioned to project a beam of electromagnetic radiation proximate the compaction roller, the beam having a wavelength, wherein the reflective material has a reflectance of at least 80 percent at the wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Stephen G. Moore, Alexandra K. Dillon, Alan G. Burg, Megan M. Petersen
  • Patent number: 10618394
    Abstract: A door rail surround assembly incorporating an anti-rotation feature added to a door rail clamp of the assembly. The anti-rotation feature is a net fit cross vehicle with a hole in the vehicle sport bar thereby eliminating any free movement of the door rail clamp assembly. A second clamp is rotatable for also receiving a fastener of the door rail clamp. A clamp load is applied to the vehicle when the fastener is inserted and torqued to its predetermined value. This clamping load prevents any free movement in the door rail clamp assembly when the door seal load is applied when the vehicle door is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Bestop, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Lewis, David A. Smith, Duane C. Junkin, Jonathon G. Moore
  • Patent number: 10583611
    Abstract: A fiber placement system including a compaction roller rotatable about an axis of rotation, the compaction roller at least partially defining a compaction nip region, and a laser heating assembly including a laser that emits a beam of electromagnetic radiation and a scan head defining a scan field, the scan field being aligned with the compaction nip region, wherein the scan head scans the beam within the scan field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Stephen G. Moore, Alexandra K. Dillon
  • Publication number: 20200018079
    Abstract: A mover system that moves a work platform relative to a target object. The mover system includes a drive vehicle configured to be attached to the work platform. Sensors are attached to the work platform that detect a distance between the sensors and the target object. Signals from the sensors are used to determine an alignment angle used for the operation of the drive vehicle to move the work platform into alignment and spacing relative to the work object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Charles M. Richards, James J. Troy, Stephen G. Moore, Kurt F. Webster
  • Publication number: 20190342637
    Abstract: Various analyte sensor systems for controlling activation of analyte sensor electronics circuitry are provided. Related methods for controlling analyte sensor electronics circuitry are also provided. Various analyte sensor systems for monitoring an analyte in a host are also provided. Various circuits for controlling activation of an analyte sensor system are also provided. Analyte sensor systems utilizing a state machine having a plurality of states for collecting a plurality of digital counts and waking a controller responsive to a wake up signal are also provided. Related methods for such analyte sensor systems are also provided. Systems for controlling activation of analyte sensor electronics circuitry utilizing a magnetic sensor are further provided. One or more display device configured to display one or more analyte concentration values are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Jason Halac, Sebastian Bohm, Vincent Peter Crabtree, David DeRenzy, Mark S. Dervaes, Nicholas Kalfas, Zebediah L. McDaniel, Michael Levozier Moore, Todd Andrew Newhouse, Michael A. Ploof, Stephen Alan Reichert, Peter C. Simpson, Alexander Leroy Teeter, Rodolfo Garcia, Jaroslav Piotrowiak, Thomas George O?Connell, Arlene G. Doria
  • Publication number: 20190336053
    Abstract: Various analyte sensor systems for controlling activation of analyte sensor electronics circuitry are provided. Related methods for controlling analyte sensor electronics circuitry are also provided. Various analyte sensor systems for monitoring an analyte in a host are also provided. Various circuits for controlling activation of an analyte sensor system are also provided. Analyte sensor systems utilizing a state machine having a plurality of states for collecting a plurality of digital counts and waking a controller responsive to a wake up signal are also provided. Related methods for such analyte sensor systems are also provided. Systems for controlling activation of analyte sensor electronics circuitry utilizing a magnetic sensor are further provided. One or more display device configured to display one or more analyte concentration values are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Jason Halac, Sebastian Bohm, Vincent Peter Crabtree, David DeRenzy, Mark S. Dervaes, Nicholas Kalfas, Zebediah L. McDaniel, Michael Levozier Moore, Todd Andrew Newhouse, Michael A. Ploof, Stephen Alan Reichert, Peter C. Simpson, Alexander Leroy Teeter, Rodolfo Garcia, Jaroslav Piotrowiak, Thomas George O'Connell, Arlene G. Doria
  • Publication number: 20190274194
    Abstract: A heating system includes a structure to be heated, and a heating apparatus disposed to heat the structure. The heating apparatus includes a housing member, a plurality of resonant frequency power sources, and a plurality of associated controls. The plurality of resonant frequency power sources are attached to the housing member. The plurality of associated controllers is configured to separately operate the plurality of resonant frequency power sources at resonant frequencies matching heating requirements of the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: William P. GEREN, Stephen G. Moore, Robert J. Miller, Mark A. Negley, Scott Billings
  • Publication number: 20190152120
    Abstract: A system for depositing a composite filler material into a channel of a composite structure includes an end-effector configured to extrude a bead of the filler material into the channel. The filler material can comprise a first group of relatively long fibers, a second group of relatively short fibers and a resin. A drive system is configured to move the end-effector relative to the channel, and a position sensor is configured to detect the position of the bead relative to the channel. A controller is configured to operate the drive system in response to the detected position and to operate the end-effector to heat and compress the filler material so as to orient the longer fibers in a substantially longitudinal direction relative to the channel and the shorter fibers in substantially random directions relative to the channel when the bead is extruded into the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Weidong Song, Daniel J. Perron, Stephen G. Moore, Jamie J. Langabeer, Jonathan D. Robbins, Jeffrey Olberg
  • Patent number: 10195779
    Abstract: A system for depositing a composite filler material into a channel of a composite structure includes an end-effector configured to extrude a bead of the filler material into the channel. The filler material can comprise a first group of relatively long fibers, a second group of relatively short fibers and a resin. A drive system is configured to move the end-effector relative to the channel, and a position sensor is configured to detect the position of the bead relative to the channel. A controller is configured to operate the drive system in response to the detected position and to operate the end-effector to heat and compress the filler material so as to orient the longer fibers in a substantially longitudinal direction relative to the channel and the shorter fibers in substantially random directions relative to the channel when the bead is extruded into the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Weidong Song, Daniel J. Perron, Stephen G. Moore, Jamie J. Langabeer, Jonathan D. Robbins, Jeffrey Olberg
  • Publication number: 20180290402
    Abstract: A fiber placement system including a fiber placement station at a first location, the fiber placement station including a tool and a fiber placement assembly configured to construct a reinforcement layup on the tool, the first fiber placement assembly including a compaction roller rotatable about an axis of rotation, the compaction roller at least partially defining a nip, a thermoplastic composite ply extending through the nip and a heating unit positioned to heat the thermoplastic composite ply proximate the nip, and a consolidation station at a consolidation location, the consolidation location being different from the first location, the consolidation station including a consolidation tool and a consolidation system configured to consolidate a reinforcement layup assembly that includes the reinforcement layup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Marc R. Matsen, Mark A. Negley, Jeffery L. Marcoe, Stephen G. Moore, Brice A. Johnson, Alexandra K. Dillon, Megan M. Petersen
  • Publication number: 20180290388
    Abstract: A fiber placement system including a compaction roller rotatable about an axis of rotation, the compaction roller at least partially defining a compaction nip region, and a laser heating assembly including a laser that emits a beam of electromagnetic radiation and a scan head defining a scan field, the scan field being aligned with the compaction nip region, wherein the scan head scans the beam within the scan field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Stephen G. Moore, Alexandra K. Dillon
  • Patent number: 10071429
    Abstract: A magnet sensing portable autonomous device includes a platform. A plurality of wheel sets is coupled to the platform. A drive system is used for driving the plurality of wheels. An attachment mechanism is positioned on an underside of the platform for securing the device to a surface. A control board is used for controlling the operation of the device. In some embodiments, a drill spindle assembly is coupled to the platform. A drill feed assembly is coupled to the drill spindle assembly for raising and lowering the drill spindle assembly. A plurality of sensors are operable to sense one or more magnets disposed below the surface. A drive table is used for positioning the drill spindle assembly in an XY plane based on an output of said plurality of sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Noel A. Spishak, Charles M. Richards, Jeffrey M. Hansen, Stephen G. Moore, Dan D. Day
  • Patent number: 10016947
    Abstract: A fiber placement system including a fiber placement station at a first location, the fiber placement station including a tool and a fiber placement assembly configured to construct a reinforcement layup on the tool, the first fiber placement assembly including a compaction roller rotatable about an axis of rotation, the compaction roller at least partially defining a nip, a thermoplastic composite ply extending through the nip and a heating unit positioned to heat the thermoplastic composite ply proximate the nip, and a consolidation station at a consolidation location, the consolidation location being different from the first location, the consolidation station including a consolidation tool and a consolidation system configured to consolidate a reinforcement layup assembly that includes the reinforcement layup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Marc R. Matsen, Mark A. Negley, Jeffery L. Marcoe, Stephen G. Moore, Brice A. Johnson, Alexandra K. Dillon, Megan M. Petersen
  • Patent number: 10016932
    Abstract: A fiber placement system including a compaction roller rotatable about an axis of rotation, the compaction roller at least partially defining a compaction nip region, and a laser heating assembly including a laser that emits a beam of electromagnetic radiation and a scan head defining a scan field, the scan field being aligned with the compaction nip region, wherein the scan head scans the beam within the scan field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Stephen G. Moore, Alexandra K. Dillon
  • Publication number: 20180050395
    Abstract: A magnet sensing portable autonomous device includes a platform. A plurality of wheel sets is coupled to the platform. A drive system is used for driving the plurality of wheels. An attachment mechanism is positioned on an underside of the platform for securing the device to a surface. A control board is used for controlling the operation of the device. In some embodiments, a drill spindle assembly is coupled to the platform. A drill feed assembly is coupled to the drill spindle assembly for raising and lowering the drill spindle assembly. A plurality of sensors are operable to sense one or more magnets disposed below the surface. A drive table is used for positioning the drill spindle assembly in an XY plane based on an output of said plurality of sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Noel A. Spishak, Charles M. Richards, Jeffrey Hansen, Stephen G. Moore, Dan D. Day
  • Patent number: 9862175
    Abstract: A method of forming a molybdenum composite hybrid laminate is disclosed. The method includes treating a surface of each of a plurality of molybdenum foil layers. The method further includes interweaving the surface treated molybdenum foil layers with a plurality of composite material layers. The method further includes bonding with an adhesive layer each of the surface treated molybdenum foil layers to adjacent composite material layers to form a molybdenum composite hybrid laminate having improved yield strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Marc R. Matsen, Mark A. Negley, Marc J. Piehl, Kay Y. Blohowiak, Alan E. Landmann, Richard H. Bossi, Robert L. Carlsen, Gregory Alan Foltz, Geoffrey A. Butler, Liam S. Cavanaugh Pingree, Stephen G. Moore, John Mark Gardner, Robert A. Anderson
  • Patent number: 9782836
    Abstract: A portable device to drill holes has a platform. A plurality of wheel sets is coupled to the platform. A drive system is used for driving the plurality of wheels. An attachment mechanism is positioned on an underside of the platform for securing the device to a surface. A control board is used for controlling the operation of the device. A drill spindle assembly is coupled to the platform. A drill feed assembly is coupled to the drill spindle assembly for raising and lowering the drill spindle assembly. A plurality of sensors are operable to sense one or more magnets disposed below the surface. A drive table is used for positioning the drill spindle assembly in an XY plane based on an output of said plurality of sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Noel A. Spishak, Charles M. Richards, Jeff Hansen, Stephen G. Moore, Dan D. Day