Patents by Inventor Stephen Wall

Stephen Wall 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: 10087978
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns grommets for use with a perforated hardboard system. The grommets are each configured to fit securely into a hole of the perforated hardboard for protecting the surface integrity of hole and to provide an improved fitment of hooks and fixtures therein. The grommets enhance longevity of the perforated hardboard system. In addition, the grommets can be used to stabilize an orientation of a hook or other fixture for improved organization and added customization options. As an added utility or benefit of the disclosed grommet, upon removing an object hanging from a fixture of the perforated hardboard system, the fixture will remain in place and not fall out of configuration with the perforated hardboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: PEGITZ, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Wall
  • Patent number: 9927227
    Abstract: Methods and an apparatus for processing fuselage sections. Measurements of a first fuselage section are generated using a scanning system. The scanning system includes a first scanner and a second scanner. The first scanner generates measurements of a first portion of the first fuselage section and the second scanner generates measurements of a second portion of the first fuselage section. The first fuselage section is held in a cradle system. The measurements of the first portion of the first fuselage section are combined with the measurements of the second portion of the first fuselage section to generate an ensemble of measurements of the first fuselage section. Using the cradle system, one or more of the first fuselage section or a second fuselage section are shaped based on the ensemble of measurements. Using the cradle system, the first fuselage section is joined with the second fuselage section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Hunt, Stephen A. Walls, David Arthur Whelan, Jonathan M. Saint Clair
  • Publication number: 20170015440
    Abstract: Methods and an apparatus for processing fuselage sections. Measurements of a first fuselage section are generated using a scanning system. The scanning system includes a first scanner and a second scanner. The first scanner generates measurements of a first portion of the first fuselage section and the second scanner generates measurements of a second portion of the first fuselage section. The first fuselage section is held in a cradle system. The measurements of the first portion of the first fuselage section are combined with the measurements of the second portion of the first fuselage section to generate an ensemble of measurements of the first fuselage section. Using the cradle system, one or more of the first fuselage section or a second fuselage section are shaped based on the ensemble of measurements. Using the cradle system, the first fuselage section is joined with the second fuselage section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Hunt, Stephen A. Walls, David Arthur Whelan, Jonathan M. Saint Clair
  • Publication number: 20160341232
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns grommets for use with a perforated hardboard system. The grommets are each configured to fit securely into a hole of the perforated hardboard for protecting the surface integrity of hole and to provide an improved fitment of hooks and fixtures therein. The grommets enhance longevity of the perforated hardboard system. In addition, the grommets can be used to stabilize an orientation of a hook or other fixture for improved organization and added customization options. As an added utility or benefit of the disclosed grommet, upon removing an object hanging from a fixture of the perforated hardboard system, the fixture will remain in place and not fall out of configuration with the perforated hardboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: PEGITZ, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Wall
  • Patent number: 9453720
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing fuselage sections. A scanning system is positioned between a first fuselage section held in a first cradle and a second fuselage section held in a second cradle. A group of beams of light is transmitted from the scanning system to targets on a first interior surface of the first fuselage section and a second interior surface of the second fuselage section. A reflected light is detected from a beam of light. Measurements of the first fuselage section and the second fuselage section are generated from using the reflected light generated in response to the beam of light. The measurements enable shaping at least one of the first fuselage section and the second fuselage section for joining the first fuselage section to the second fuselage section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Hunt, Stephen A. Walls, David Arthur Whelan, Jonathan M. Saint Clair
  • Publication number: 20160075450
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for shaping fuselage sections. A first fuselage section is held in a holding structure in a cradle in a cradle system. Force are applied to the first fuselage section with an actuator system to a portion of the first fuselage section such that a first current shape of the first fuselage section changes towards a first desired shape for the first fuselage section to join the first the fuselage section to a second fuselage section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Hunt, Stephen A. Walls, David Arthur Whelan, Bentley Edwin Northon, Robert Roland Keever, Jacklyn Ann Holmes, Ordie Dean Butterfield, Grant Joseph Atkinson, Jonathan Kenji Brown, Glenn Scott Bushnell
  • Publication number: 20160076879
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing fuselage sections. A scanning system is positioned between a first fuselage section held in a first cradle and a second fuselage section held in a second cradle. A group of beams of light is transmitted from the scanning system to targets on a first interior surface of the first fuselage section and a second interior surface of the second fuselage section. A reflected light is detected from a beam of light. Measurements of the first fuselage section and the second fuselage section are generated from using the reflected light generated in response to the beam of light. The measurements enable shaping at least one of the first fuselage section and the second fuselage section for joining the first fuselage section to the second fuselage section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Hunt, Stephen A. Walls, David Arthur Whelan, Jonathan M. Saint Clair
  • Publication number: 20160074926
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing fuselage sections. The apparatus comprises a cradle system, a metrology system, and a controller. The cradle system holds a first fuselage section and applies forces to the first fuselage section to change a current shape of the first fuselage section. The metrology system makes measurements of the current shape of the first fuselage section. The controller receives the measurements from the metrology system, identifies the forces needed to change the current shape of the first fuselage section towards a desired shape for connecting the first fuselage section to a second fuselage section, and sends commands to the cradle system to apply the forces to change the current shape of the first fuselage section towards the desired shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Hunt, Stephen A. Walls, David Arthur Whelan
  • Patent number: 9106598
    Abstract: A method and system for sending electronic messages. A command syntax is embedded in an electronic message on a sender device. The electronic message is to be sent by a sender from the sender device to a user at a recipient device. The electronic message includes a data structure to which the command syntax is coupled. The command syntax comprises a text string coded to only describe and trigger one or more pre-defined selective enhanced privacy and control features for one or more portions of the data. The command syntax includes one or more commands which upon being executed at the recipient device prevent the user at the recipient device who receives the electronic message from printing the received electronic message, storing the received electronic message, copying the received electronic message, forwarding the received electronic message, and blind carbon copying the received electronic message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen Wall
  • Publication number: 20140351356
    Abstract: A method and system for sending electronic messages. A command syntax is embedded in an electronic message on a sender device. The electronic message is to be sent by a sender from the sender device to a user at a recipient device. The electronic message includes a data structure to which the command syntax is coupled. The command syntax comprises a text string coded to only describe and trigger one or more pre-defined selective enhanced privacy and control features for one or more portions of the data. The command syntax includes one or more commands which upon being executed at the recipient device prevent the user at the recipient device who receives the electronic message from printing the received electronic message, storing the received electronic message, copying the received electronic message, forwarding the received electronic message, and blind carbon copying the received electronic message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen Wall
  • Patent number: 8326587
    Abstract: Illustrative computer-executable methods, systems, and computer software program products predict cruise orientation of an as-built airplane. In illustrative embodiments, nominal orientation of an as-built airplane is input. Deviation from the nominal orientation of the as-built airplane is automatically computed, and the computed deviation from the nominal orientation of the as-built airplane is applied to the nominal orientation of the as-built airplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John G. Barnes, Douglas L. Wilson, Timothy W. Purcell, Stephen A. Walls, Dean A. Hawkinson
  • Publication number: 20090157363
    Abstract: Illustrative computer-executable methods, systems, and computer software program products predict cruise orientation of an as-built airplane. In illustrative embodiments, nominal orientation of an as-built airplane is input. Deviation from the nominal orientation of the as-built airplane is automatically computed, and the computed deviation from the nominal orientation of the as-built airplane is applied to the nominal orientation of the as-built airplane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: John G. Barnes, Douglas L. Wilson, Timothy W. Purcell, Stephen A. Walls, Dean A. Hawkinson
  • Publication number: 20060056351
    Abstract: A system and method for optimizing handoff processing in networks with fully collapsed base station routers is disclosed. In accordance with exemplary embodiments of the present invention, handoff processing is optimized by allowing base station routers to automatically discover, and maintain lists of, their neighbor base station routers. Using the list of discovered neighbor base station routers, a base station router polls its neighbors for a list of all active users. The base station router then polls the Context Transfer Server (CTS) database for these users' contexts. Accordingly, instead of polling the. CTS database during handoff, the present invention allows a base station router to activate the context from local memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2005
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Inventor: Stephen Wall
  • Publication number: 20060050683
    Abstract: A system and method for prioritizing service requests to a SIP server is disclosed. In accordance with a system of the present invention, a SIP server is provided. The SIP server includes a processor for processing service requests to the SIP server and a database. The database includes data related to a first source IP address for a first service request to the processor and a second source IP address for a second service request to the processor. The processor determines a priority order for processing of the first service request and the second service request by comparing the first source IP address and the second source IP address to the data in the database. In accordance with a method of the present invention, a method for processing requests for services at a SIP server is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Publication date: March 9, 2006
    Applicant: NEXTEL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Wall, Ahmad Bencheikh