Patents by Inventor Ty Aaby Larsen

Ty Aaby Larsen 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: 10294967
    Abstract: A thermal management system includes a first hydraulic system for circulating a first hydraulic fluid at a first temperature and a second hydraulic system for circulating a second hydraulic fluid at a second temperature that is higher than the first temperature. The thermal management system also includes a sealed heat transfer device coupled between the first hydraulic system and the second hydraulic system. The sealed heat transfer device is not in flow communication with either of the first hydraulic system and the second hydraulic system. The sealed heat transfer device is configured to transfer heat from the second hydraulic fluid to the first hydraulic fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Jianmin Liao, Ty Aaby Larsen, Bruce L. Drolen
  • Publication number: 20180154457
    Abstract: A method and system are provided to position and drill an opening for a fastener through one or more workpieces. In the context of a method, a peen mark is formed on a workpiece at a location at which the opening is to be drilled. The method also includes utilizing a robotic vision system to identify the peen mark on the workpiece and thereafter drilling the opening configured to receive the fastener at the location designated by the peen mark. In the context of a system, the system includes a dot peen marking system configured to form a peen mark on a workpiece at a location at which the opening is to be drilled. The system also includes a robot comprising a vision system configured to identify the peen mark on the workpiece and a drilling machine configured to drill the opening at the location designated by the peen mark.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Hasan A. GHADIALY, Robert William GRUBE, Ty Aaby LARSEN
  • Patent number: 9921115
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to a strain sensor, system and method of fabrication and use that includes an optical fiber, an optical signal generator that transmits an optical signal through the optical fiber, at least two photonic crystal slabs within the optical fiber separated by a first segment of optical fiber, a photo-detector that detects a reflected optical signal from the at least two photonic crystal slabs, and a processor that computes a mechanical strain over the first segment of optical fiber based on the reflected optical signal detected by the photo-detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventors: Michael A. Carralero, Ty Aaby Larsen, Priya Maratukulam
  • Patent number: 9884372
    Abstract: A method and system are provided to position and drill an opening for a fastener through one or more workpieces. In the context of a method, a peen mark is formed on a workpiece at a location at which the opening is to be drilled. The method also includes utilizing a robotic vision system to identify the peen mark on the workpiece and thereafter drilling the opening configured to receive the fastener at the location designated by the peen mark. In the context of a system, the system includes a dot peen marking system configured to form a peen mark on a workpiece at a location at which the opening is to be drilled. The system also includes a robot comprising a vision system configured to identify the peen mark on the workpiece and a drilling machine configured to drill the opening at the location designated by the peen mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Hasan A. Ghadialy, Robert William Grube, Ty Aaby Larsen
  • Publication number: 20170191509
    Abstract: A thermal management system includes a first hydraulic system for circulating a first hydraulic fluid at a first temperature and a second hydraulic system for circulating a second hydraulic fluid at a second temperature that is higher than the first temperature. The thermal management system also includes a sealed heat transfer device coupled between the first hydraulic system and the second hydraulic system. The sealed heat transfer device is not in flow communication with either of the first hydraulic system and the second hydraulic system. The sealed heat transfer device is configured to transfer heat from the second hydraulic fluid to the first hydraulic fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Jianmin Liao, Ty Aaby Larsen, Bruce L. Drolen
  • Patent number: 9644898
    Abstract: A thermal management system includes a first hydraulic system for circulating a first hydraulic fluid at a first temperature and a second hydraulic system for circulating a second hydraulic fluid at a second temperature that is higher than the first temperature. The thermal management system also includes a sealed heat transfer device coupled between the first hydraulic system and the second hydraulic system. The sealed heat transfer device is not in flow communication with either of the first hydraulic system and the second hydraulic system. The sealed heat transfer device is configured to transfer heat from the second hydraulic fluid to the first hydraulic fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jianmin Liao, Ty Aaby Larsen, Bruce L. Drolen
  • Publication number: 20160325362
    Abstract: A method and system are provided to position and drill an opening for a fastener through one or more workpieces. In the context of a method, a peen mark is formed on a workpiece at a location at which the opening is to be drilled. The method also includes utilizing a robotic vision system to identify the peen mark on the workpiece and thereafter drilling the opening configured to receive the fastener at the location designated by the peen mark. In the context of a system, the system includes a dot peen marking system configured to form a peen mark on a workpiece at a location at which the opening is to be drilled. The system also includes a robot comprising a vision system configured to identify the peen mark on the workpiece and a drilling machine configured to drill the opening at the location designated by the peen mark.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Hasan A. Ghadialy, Robert William Grube, Ty Aaby Larsen
  • Publication number: 20160265990
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to a strain sensor, system and method of fabrication and use that includes an optical fiber, an optical signal generator that transmits an optical signal through the optical fiber, at least two photonic crystal slabs within the optical fiber separated by a first segment of optical fiber, a photo-detector that detects a reflected optical signal from the at least two photonic crystal slabs, and a processor that computes a mechanical strain over the first segment of optical fiber based on the reflected optical signal detected by the photo-detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Michael A. CARRALERO, Ty Aaby LARSEN, Priya MARATUKULAM
  • Patent number: 9406462
    Abstract: An interconnect for transferring signals herein includes one or more signal contacts to transfer the power or data to or from an integrated truss system. An interconnect may be configured to transfer power or data between layers of the integrated truss system or within the same layer of the integrated truss system. An interconnect may be configured with one or more compression mechanisms that secure the interconnect in the integrated truss system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Ty Aaby Larsen, Todd Burton Brouwer, Robert T Johnson, Mark Eugene Liffring, Mark Stephen Shander, Robert Dennis Holley, Margaret L. Douglas
  • Patent number: 9347841
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to a strain sensor, system and method of fabrication and use that includes an optical fiber, an optical signal generator that transmits an optical signal through the optical fiber, at least two photonic crystal slabs within the optical fiber separated by a first segment of optical fiber, a photo-detector that detects a reflected optical signal from the at least two photonic crystal slabs, and a processor that computes a mechanical strain over the first segment of optical fiber based on the reflected optical signal detected by the photo-detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael A. Carralero, Ty Aaby Larsen, Priya Maratukulam
  • Publication number: 20150316427
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to a strain sensor, system and method of fabrication and use that includes an optical fiber, an optical signal generator that transmits an optical signal through the optical fiber, at least two photonic crystal slabs within the optical fiber separated by a first segment of optical fiber, a photo-detector that detects a reflected optical signal from the at least two photonic crystal slabs, and a processor that computes a mechanical strain over the first segment of optical fiber based on the reflected optical signal detected by the photo-detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: Michael A. CARRALERO, Ty Aaby Larsen, Priya Maratukulam
  • Patent number: 9086331
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to a strain sensor, system and method of fabrication and use that includes an optical fiber, an optical signal generator that transmits an optical signal through the optical fiber, at least two photonic crystal slabs within the optical fiber separated by a first segment of optical fiber, a photo-detector that detects a reflected optical signal from the at least two photonic crystal slabs, and a processor that computes a mechanical strain over the first segment of optical fiber based on the reflected optical signal detected by the photo-detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael A. Carralero, Ty Aaby Larsen, Priya Maratukulam
  • Publication number: 20150013954
    Abstract: A thermal management system includes a first hydraulic system for circulating a first hydraulic fluid at a first temperature and a second hydraulic system for circulating a second hydraulic fluid at a second temperature that is higher than the first temperature. The thermal management system also includes a sealed heat transfer device coupled between the first hydraulic system and the second hydraulic system. The sealed heat transfer device is not in flow communication with either of the first hydraulic system and the second hydraulic system. The sealed heat transfer device is configured to transfer heat from the second hydraulic fluid to the first hydraulic fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jianmin Liao, Ty Aaby Larsen, Bruce L. Drolen
  • Publication number: 20150004834
    Abstract: An interconnect for transferring signals herein includes one or more signal contacts to transfer the power or data to or from an integrated truss system. An interconnect may be configured to transfer power or data between layers of the integrated truss system or within the same layer of the integrated truss system. An interconnect may be configured with one or more compression mechanisms that secure the interconnect in the integrated truss system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Ty Aaby Larsen, Todd Burton Brouwer, Robert T. Johnson, Mark Eugene Liffring, Mark Stephen Shander, Robert Dennis Holley, Margaret L. Douglas
  • Patent number: 8874311
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for managing a programmable control panel for a vehicle. A number of first level control functions is assigned to the programmable control panel for the vehicle. A number of second level control functions is assigned to the programmable control panel based on a health of programmable control panels in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Ty Aaby Larsen, Emma Romig
  • Patent number: 8651664
    Abstract: A method and apparatus comprising a projector system and a structure connected to the projector system. The projector system is configured to project an image on an exterior surface of an aircraft. The structure is configured to be connected to the aircraft and has a shape configured to reduce an undesired airflow caused by the projector system when the aircraft is in flight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Eric Joseph Harvey, Ty Aaby Larsen, Richard A. Cote
  • Patent number: 8602568
    Abstract: A system may include a spherical retroreflector that reflects incident light back in substantially the same direction as a light source; and a surface of the spherical retroreflector including a light modulator that modulates incident light from the light source in response to a stimulus and reflects a modulated light, wherein the light modulator is a variably reflecting backing of the spherical retroreflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Ty Aaby Larsen, Henry V. Fletcher, III
  • Publication number: 20130250393
    Abstract: A system may include a spherical retroreflector that reflects incident light back in substantially the same direction as a light source; and a surface of the spherical retroreflector including a light modulator that modulates incident light from the light source in response to a stimulus and reflects a modulated light, wherein the light modulator is a variably reflecting backing of the spherical retroreflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Ty Aaby Larsen, Henry V. Fletcher, III
  • Patent number: 8508721
    Abstract: A multifunction light detection and ranging (LIDAR) system for aircraft or other applications may use autodyne techniques. An autodyne system can use a single laser source and a single detector. The autodyne technique can mix two signal beams to produce a “beat note” at the frequency difference between the beams. Autodyne detection can leverage photon counting to support significantly reduced system complexity. Reduced complexity may provide solutions with significantly reduced power consumption, lighter weight, smaller volume, and lower cost. The multifunction LIDAR system can detect and identify regions of weather hazards such as lightning storms, aircraft wake vortex, clear air turbulence, and wind shear. The multifunction LIDAR system may also be configured to measure aircraft air and ground speed in multiple dimensions as well as aircraft altitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael C. Cates, Joseph Nolan Paranto, Ty Aaby Larsen
  • Publication number: 20130124017
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for managing a programmable control panel for a vehicle. A number of first level control functions is assigned to the programmable control panel for the vehicle. A number of second level control functions is assigned to the programmable control panel based on a health of programmable control panels in the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Ty Aaby Larsen, Emma Romig