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McDonnell Douglas Corporation Patents
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McDonnell Douglas Corporation
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St. Louis, MO
No. of patents:
1101
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
RE40173 High efficiency, high power direct diode laser systems and methods therefor March 25, 2008
A direct diode laser system includes N laser head assemblies (LHAs) generating N output beams, N optical fibers receiving respective N output beams and generating N received output beams, and a torch head recollimating and focusing the N received output beams onto a single spot. Pref
RE32554 Vent structure December 8, 1987
A vent structure for equalizing the pressure on opposite sides of a structure including a plenum formed at least in part by movable vent panel and a hinged panel supporting wall having overcenter biasing means, the plenum being pneumatically connected to the side of the structure which
D354474 Double decked airplane January 17, 1995
D326081 Airplane May 12, 1992
D320979 Computer cabinet October 22, 1991
D254687 Biochemical card for use with an automated microbial identification machine April 8, 1980
D243543 Urine screening card for use with an automated microbial identification machine March 1, 1977
D243542 Antimicrobial susceptibility card for use with an automated microbial identification machine March 1, 1977
7455264 Reconfiguration control system for an aircraft wing November 25, 2008
Independently deflectable control surfaces are located on the trailing edge of the wing of a blended wing-body aircraft. The reconfiguration control system of the present invention controls the deflection of each control surface to optimize the spanwise lift distribution across the w
7010472 Knowledge driven composite design optimization process and system therefor March 7, 2006
A knowledge driven composite design optimization process for designing a laminate part includes steps for generating a globally optimized 3-D ply definition for a laminate part, and modifying the 3-D ply definition to include features of the laminate part, where the generating and modify
6818118 Anodically formed intrinsically conductive polymer-aluminum oxide composite as a coating on alum November 16, 2004
A method for forming a coating on aluminum by contacting the aluminum with water, at least one multifunctional polymeric organic acid, a monomer of an intrinsically conductive polymer and polymerizing the ICP monomer and forming aluminum oxide by imposing an electrical potential between
6809045 Screen ink printed film carrier and electrically modulated device using same October 26, 2004
Screen ink printed film carrier having an ink screen printed electrical altering image provided on thin adhesive film carrier that is flexible and capable of deformation out of the major plane of the carrier to conform to the exterior contour presented by flat or complicated three-dimens
6799081 Fiber placement and fiber steering systems and corresponding software for composite structures September 28, 2004
A composite design optimization process for designing a laminate part includes steps for generating a globally optimized 3-D ply definition for a laminate part, optimizing the 3-D ply definition at the individual tow level, subsequently generating a feedback signal providing tow specific
6785842 Systems and methods for use in reduced instruction set computer processors for retrying executio August 31, 2004
Systems and methods for transient error recovery in pipelined reduced instruction set computer (RISC) processors prevent state changes based on the execution of an instruction until the execution of the instruction is validated. If a transient fault occurs causing an error to appear in a
6765658 Cassette for preparing the end face of an optical fiber July 20, 2004
A cassette for preparing an end face of an optical fiber includes a housing that defines a window, and a supply reel and a take up reel disposed within the housing. The cassette also has a preparatory tape, advancing between the supply reel and the take us reel, for preparing the end fac
6758437 Rocket engine nacelle July 6, 2004
A nacelle comprised of a rigid shroud and a support truss. The shroud encloses the truss and a rocket engine. The shroud is comprised of three sections, including a top section and two side sections. The top section has openings to permit the communication of lines for liquid propellant,
6733184 Automated fiber optic connectorization apparatus and method May 11, 2004
A method and apparatus is provided for mounting any one of a plurality of types of connectors upon the end portion of a fiber optic cable. The automated fiber optic connectorization apparatus includes a memory device for storing data relating to a plurality of types of connectors. The
6685129 Optical fiber cartridge assembly February 3, 2004
A method and apparatus is provided for mounting any one of a plurality of types of connectors upon the end portion of a fiber optic cable. The automated fiber optic connectorization apparatus includes a memory device for storing data relating to a plurality of types of connectors. The
6632540 Cementitious ceramic surface having controllable reflectance and texture October 14, 2003
An article is fabricated with a ceramic surface having a controllable surface finish. In one form, the ceramic is applied as a coating to a substrate article. Preferably, an aqueous coating mixture of phosphoric acid, alumina powder, and cordierite powder is prepared. The mixture is
6544366 Composite member having increased resistance to delamination and method of making same April 8, 2003
A composite member having increased resistance to delamination includes a reinforcing wrap of fiber-matrix composite material which is encircled about the member so that the edge surfaces of the member are covered by the wrap. The wrap includes fibers which are oriented from about -6
6494034 Pulsed detonation engine with backpressure December 17, 2002
A pulsed detonation engine having an initiator tube fueled with an enhanced fuel mixture is configured in fluid communication with a detonation chamber via a divergent inflow transition section. The divergent inflow transition section has a diverging contoured shape having a rate of
6479104 Cementitious ceramic surface having controllable reflectance and texture November 12, 2002
An article is fabricated with a ceramic surface having a controllable surface finish. In one form, the ceramic is applied as a coating to a substrate article. Preferably, an aqueous coating mixture of phosphoric acid, alumina powder, and cordierite powder is prepared. The mixture is
6475610 Method for coating faying surfaces of aluminum-alloy components and faying surfaces coated there November 5, 2002
An aluminum-alloy, aircraft structural component having a faying surface prepared by treating with one or more curable organic coatings, one or more of which is optionally in an encapsulated state, and delivering a uniform coating on demand by rupturing and curing the encapsulated co
6466310 Automatic fiber optic connectorization and inspection system (AFOCIS) October 15, 2002
A method and apparatus are provided for inspecting an end face of an optical fiber. The apparatus includes a memory device for storing images of acceptable end faces and unacceptable end faces, and an imaging system for obtaining an image of the end face of the optical fiber. Further, th
6446428 Pulsed detonation engine with divergent inflow transition section September 10, 2002
A pulsed detonation engine having an initiator tube fueled with an enhanced fuel mixture is configured in fluid communication with a detonation chamber via a divergent inflow transition section. The divergent inflow transition section has a diverging contoured shape having a rate of
6438829 Methods for fabricating and using a plurality of electrical contact devices August 27, 2002
Each of a pair of composite structures includes at least one tubular member that is at least partially conductive and defines an electrical port. Each tubular member is electrically connected at a first end to a respective electrical lead and has a second end opening through an edge surf
6403230 Method for preparing pre-coated aluminum alloy articles and articles prepared thereby June 11, 2002
An aluminum-alloy article such as a fastener is prepared by providing an aluminum-alloy article precursor that is not in its final heat-treated state, and in one form is in its solution treated/annealed state. A curable organic coating material is also provided. The method includes a
6377591 Modularized fiber optic laser system and associated optical amplification modules April 23, 2002
The modularized fiber optic laser system includes at least one master oscillator for producing a master laser signal and a plurality of optical amplification modules that independently amplify portions of the master laser signal. Each optical amplification module includes a plurality of
6377300 Compact flat-field calibration apparatus April 23, 2002
A portable apparatus for uniformly illuminating a detector that includes an array of charge-coupled devices (CCDs) is provided for facilitating calibration of the respective gains of the CCDs. The illumination apparatus includes a housing, such as a cup-shaped housing, which defines
6362775 Precision all-weather target location system March 26, 2002
An apparatus to determine the three-dimensional location of an airborne platform relative to a target area using two separate antenna assemblies positioned on the airborne platform. The first antenna assembly is adapted to transmit energy downward toward a surface location directly benea
6361876 Durable protected optical coatings March 26, 2002
A metal substrate such as bare or anodized aluminum or an aluminum alloy having an inorganic white paint thermal control coating on the substrate, the coating having low solar absorptance and high infrared emittance, such as a potassium silicate binder having zinc oxide particles distrib
6344242 Sol-gel catalyst for electroless plating February 5, 2002
A sol-gel catalyst composition for electroless plating includes a metal alkoxide in a polar organic solvent, an acid, a chloride salt or acid chloride, and a catalytic metallic salt. The sol-gel catalyst adheres to smooth surfaces without the preconditioning normally associated with othe
6331357 Articles with stable coatings having tailorable optical properties December 18, 2001
An article is coated with a mixture of a high absorptance pigment, a low absorptance pigment, a low emittance material, and a high emittance binder. Each of the components of the coating are stable when exposed to a space environment. The amounts of the high absorptance pigment and the l
6328874 Anodically formed intrinsically conductive polymer-aluminum oxide composite as a coating on alum December 11, 2001
A method for forming a coating on aluminum by contacting the aluminum with water, at least one multifunctional polymeric organic acid, a monomer of an intrinsically conductive polymer (ICP) and polymerizing the ICP monomer and forming aluminum oxide by imposing an electrical potential be
6314978 Reciprocating feed system for fluids November 13, 2001
To produce a high pressure stream of fluid, such as propellant, the fluid is transfered from a low pressure reservoir into a plurality of intermediate storage tanks, in which the fluid is pressurized. The fluid is drained from the storage tanks to an outlet in sequence. While one pre
6305203 Controlling superplastic forming with gas mass flow meter October 23, 2001
The forming time necessary to superplastically form an object from a metal sheet is estimated by empirical analysis. The required rate of gas mass flow into a forming cavity is then determined using either a nomograph composed of four interrelated graphs, or a single graph which requires
6302593 Fiber optic connector with micro-alignable lenses and associated fabrication method October 16, 2001
A fiber optic connector and an associated fabrication method where the connector has a connector housing having a base side, a and pair of sidewalls upstanding from the base side that are spaced apart in relation to each other, and each of the housing sidewalls define at least one ap
6298765 Multi-shock assembly for protecting a spacecraft surface from hypervelocity impactors October 9, 2001
A hypervelocity impact shield assembly for protecting a spacecraft surface from hypervelocity impactors. The shield assembly includes at least one sacrificial impactor disrupting/shocking layer of hypervelocity impactor disrupting/shocking material. A primary spacing element, including
6296426 Vacuum tool fixture October 2, 2001
A tool fixture 10 includes a body 12 and a plurality of attachment devices 14 connected to the body 12. A passageway 22 is connected to the body 12 and in communication with at least two of the attachment devices 14. A connector is in communication with the passageway 22 and the body 12
6285183 Method and system for measuring the volume loss of a metal substrate September 4, 2001
The present invention provides a method for the direct measurement and quantification of the material volume loss on the surface of a substrate and thus provides an accurate depiction of the surface profile of the surface. The method of the invention comprises inducing eddy currents in a
6280100 Fiber optic connector with micro-alignable sensing fiber and associated fabrication method August 28, 2001
A fiber optic connector and an associated fabrication method where the connector has a connector housing having a base side, a and pair of sidewalls upstanding from the base side that are spaced apart in relation to each other, and each of the housing sidewalls define at least one ap
6277463 Composite member having increased resistance to delamination and method of making same August 21, 2001
A composite member having increased resistance to delamination includes a reinforcing wrap of fiber-matrix composite material which is encircled about the member so that the edge surfaces of the member are covered by the wrap. The wrap includes fibers which are oriented from about -6
6266427 Damped structural panel and method of making same July 24, 2001
A damped structural panel includes a panel having bending modes including demanding bending modes. The demanding bending modes have subsonic bending waves along at least one axis, and require damping treatment based on sound radiation properties of the panel. A viscoelastic material is
6264141 Aircraft decompression protection panel July 24, 2001
A frangible aircraft floor includes a floor support having at least one opening formed therethrough. A thin film is positioned with respect to the opening and is provided with a frangible seam which ruptures when a predetermined pressure difference exists on opposing sides of the film to
6253011 Micro-aligner for precisely aligning an optical fiber and an associated fabrication method June 26, 2001
A micro-aligner for precisely aligning an optical fiber with an optical device, and methods of making and using same. The micro-aligner includes a carrier having a surface plane and holds an optical fiber to be positioned in alignment with an optical device. Spring biased first and secon
6252541 Low RCS test mounts June 26, 2001
Novel test mounts are defined for a radar cross section testing apparatus that allows a supported object to be tested without interference from the test mount. This includes prescribing a diameter of about 0.61 wavelegths for a cylindrical test mount; maintaining a ratio for the test mou
6247118 Systems and methods for transient error recovery in reduced instruction set computer processors June 12, 2001
Systems and methods for transient error recovery in pipelined reduced instruction set computer (RISC) processors prevent state changes based on the execution of an instruction until the execution of the instruction is validated. If a transient fault occurs causing an error to appear in a
6246045 Reflected radiance sensors for detection of reflected radiation June 12, 2001
A reflected radiance sensor is held in a spaced-apart relationship with a surface so the field of view of the sensor intersects the surface so that the radiation reflected off the surface can be detected and measured. The sensor is configured to detect only reflected radiation so that th
6244817 Method and apparatus for a fan noise controller June 12, 2001
A fan system, such as a turbofan, marine propeller, or a cooling fan, includes a fan noise control system for reducing noise generated by the fan system. The noise control system may be configured to reduce either broadband noise, blade-passage noise, or both. In particular, the fan
6231006 Mission adaptive inlet May 15, 2001
A mission adaptive inlet (42) for an aircraft (40) has a rigid lip panel (56) pivotally attached to an inlet (42) of the aircraft (40). An actuation mechanism is coupled to the rigid lip panel (56) and causes the rigid lip panel (56) to pivot from a first position to a second position.

 
 
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