Patents by Inventor Wallace C. O'Rear

Wallace C. O'Rear 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: 20200250618
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining an aircraft flightline delivery schedule are disclosed. In one embodiment a method includes receiving a set of milestones for delivery of the plurality of aircraft, receiving a set of costs for set of milestones, receiving a set of scheduling constraints, generating a network flow chart for each aircraft in the plurality of aircraft, the network flow chart having an order of milestones for delivery of the aircraft, determining a cost of delivery for each aircraft in the plurality of aircraft based on the network flow chart and the set of costs for the milestones, determining the aircraft flight line delivery schedule for delivery of the plurality of aircraft based on reducing a total cost for delivery of the plurality of aircraft, and outputting the determined aircraft flight line delivery schedule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Shabnam Khamooshi, Sharon F. Arroyo, Wallace C. O'Rear
  • Patent number: 10317870
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for monitoring manufacturing of a product. An assembly task network for assembly tasks for assembling is searched by a computer system. The assembly task network defines dependencies between the assembly tasks. A probability of a group of downstream delays as a function of a state of assembly of components for the product being manufactured is calculated using a state of the assembly tasks, enabling modifying incomplete assembly tasks for the product that reduce the group of downstream delays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Gabriel August Burnett, Sean Francis Harrington, Shabnam Zangeneh-Khamooshi, Jonathan A. Fulton, Heather Noel Siflinger, Jack Zinn Byers, Bianca Lui-Sargent, Benjamin J. Brelje, Wallace C. O'Rear