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Inventor:
Georgeson; Gary E.
Address:
Federal Way, WA
No. of patents:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
D511453 CT phantom housing November 15, 2005
8578778 Ultrasonic method to verify the interference fit of fasteners November 12, 2013
Embodiments of techniques and technologies to verify the interference fit of fasteners are disclosed. In one embodiment, a transducer is positioned to transmit a shear ultrasonic signal through a region of a fastener which is subject to stress when the fastener experiences an interferenc
8568545 Automated material removal in composite structures October 29, 2013
A composite structure containing an out-of-tolerance area is restored using an automated material removal method. The location of an out-of-tolerance area within the structure is determined by non-destructive inspection and a volume of the structure to be removed is selected based on
8561456 Fluid detection with a spectrometer-on-a-chip October 22, 2013
A liquid detection device for detecting liquid at a location on a structure includes a nanoscale spectrometer-on-a chip, and a fluid-absorptive element for absorbing liquid at the location and also securing the chip to the structure. Fluid absorbed by the element is analyzed by the s
8279412 Position and orientation determination using movement data October 2, 2012
Position determining systems and methods are provided. A particular portable device includes a calibration component to communicate with a local positioning system to determine an initial position and orientation of the portable device within a local coordinate system associated with a
8255170 Remote nondestructive inspection systems and methods August 28, 2012
Systems and methods are disclosed for providing nondestructive inspection (NDI) services. For example in accordance with an embodiment of the invention, a system for remote inspection includes a nondestructive inspection (NDI) system configured to examine a structure and provide NDI
8250928 Measurement of strain in an adhesively bonded joint including magnetostrictive material August 28, 2012
Sensing strain in an adhesively bonded joint includes inducing a strain wave in the joint, and sensing a change in local magnetic characteristics in the joint.
8224121 System and method for assembling substantially distortion-free images July 17, 2012
Exemplary systems and methods are provided for imaging a unit under test. Orientation of an imaging system is determined with a machine vision system, a unit under test is scanned with the imaging system, and the scanned image is processed into a substantially distortion-free image.
8220991 Electromagnetically heating a conductive medium in a composite aircraft component July 17, 2012
Nondestructive examination is performed on a composite aircraft component including a composite body and a conductive medium. The conductive medium is substantially more conductive than the composite body. The nondestructive examination includes applying an electromagnetic field that
8199194 Method and system involving controlling a video camera to track a movable target object June 12, 2012
Methods are described for controlling orientation of an aim point axis of a video camera having an instrument coordinate system to track a point of interest on a movable target object and calculating positions of the point of interest in a local coordinate system in which the target obje
8198617 Locating a component underneath a surface of a target object and locating an access panel for ac June 12, 2012
A first method locates a component positioned underneath a surface of a target object using a pointing instrument, wherein a position of the component in the target object coordinate system is known. The first method includes calculating an orientation of the aim point axis of the in
8185327 Monitoring of composite materials May 22, 2012
In a particular system for monitoring of a composite workpiece, at least one ultrasonic testing transducer is mounted to a surface of the composite workpiece and configured to transmit and receive ultrasonic energy to and from the composite workpiece during mechanical loading of the
8185326 Corrosion detection and monitoring system May 22, 2012
A method and apparatus comprises a number of sensors and a computer. The number of sensors is capable of being associated with a location of an object having quantum dots. The number of sensors is capable of sending energy into the location, and the energy is capable of causing a respons
8176788 System and method of ultrasonic inspection May 15, 2012
An ultrasonic inspection apparatus may include a chamber partly filled with water from a first portion of the chamber to a water-line disposed apart from a second portion of the chamber, and at least one transducer disposed apart from the water-line. The at least one transducer may emit
8109160 Inspection apparatus February 7, 2012
An inspection apparatus may include an arm member, a vacuum pump, a contact member, and at least one probe. The contact member may be connected to the arm member and connected to the vacuum pump for contacting and applying vacuum pressure from the vacuum pump to a workpiece surface b
8094781 Portable X-ray back scattering imaging systems January 10, 2012
Methods and systems for inspecting objects are disclosed. A portable X-ray backscatter imaging system includes a microfocus X-ray tube to emit X-rays at an object under inspection. A track system rasters the microfocus X-ray tube to inspect the object. A portable hood may enclose the
8060232 Potted insert installation and validation November 15, 2011
Methods and computer storage media provide for the installation of potted inserts and installation validation. According to embodiments described herein, an insert is placed within an insert aperture of a panel or other structure. Potting compound is injected into a potting cavity surrou
8047749 Rapid inspection of lightning strike protection systems prior to installing fastener November 1, 2011
Methods and systems are disclosed for drilling counter sink fastener holes in composite materials with conductive foil lightning strike protection systems. Initially a non-destructive depth detector is scanned over a prospective fastener hole location. Then the depth of a conductive
8044991 Local positioning system and method October 25, 2011
A local positioning system which includes a video camera, a computer communicating with the video camera and a target object sighted by the video camera and having a target object coordinate system. The computer is adapted to define a relative position and orientation of the video ca
8033724 Rapid assembly and operation of an X-ray imaging system October 11, 2011
Methods and systems for X-ray imaging are disclosed. An X-ray imaging system includes an X-ray tube to generate X-rays and a detector array to capture scattered X-rays. A rotational collimator directs the X-rays at an object under inspection. Rotational mechanisms rotate the X-ray tube
7954760 Cargo floor, system, and method June 7, 2011
Embodiments provide a cargo floor, a system, and a method adapted to be made integral with or complementary of the aircraft fuselage. Cargo floor members may be adapted to be coupled with a flat fuselage bottom inner skin of an aircraft fuselage to serve as the main orthotropic stiffener
7902524 Portable corrosion detection apparatus March 8, 2011
A method and apparatus comprising a housing, an excitation unit, and a detector. The housing is portable and capable of being positioned relative to a location on an object. Quantum dots are present in the location. The excitation unit is mounted to the housing. The excitation unit i
7900346 Inspection sensor mounts and a method for mounting an inspection sensor March 8, 2011
In non-limiting, exemplary embodiments a mount assembly is provided for mounting an inspection sensor to a surface of a workpiece. The mount assembly includes a mount having an attachment portion and an engagement portion. The attachment portion is arranged to attach the mount to the
7898246 Method and apparatus for nondestructive inspection of interwoven wire fabrics March 1, 2011
A method and apparatus for nondestructive inspection of interwoven wire fabric components. The apparatus comprises a probe, a power source, and a display system. The probe is capable of creating a magnetic field for a plurality of wires in an interwoven wire fabric component such that
7864039 Methods and systems for monitoring structures and systems January 4, 2011
Methods and systems for passenger monitoring and system control is provided. The system includes at least one sensor system configured to monitor an environment immediately surrounding the respective passenger and biometrics of the respective passenger and generate sensor data indica
7861970 Fuselage structure including an integrated fuselage stanchion January 4, 2011
A fuselage structure for an aircraft or similar vehicle may include an upper fuselage portion and a lower fuselage portion. A floor may be disposed between the upper fuselage portion and the lower fuselage portion. At least one unitized stanchion may be disposed between the floor and
7859655 Method involving a pointing instrument and a target object December 28, 2010
A first method determines a position of a point of interest on a target object surface in a target object coordinate system using orientation and distance measurements of a pointing instrument in an instrument coordinate system. A second method determines an orientation of a pointing
7854578 Universal apparatus for the inspection, transportation, and storage of large shell structures December 21, 2010
An apparatus for holding an aerospace structure, having an edge and a surface, includes a base. Coupled to the base is an edge support adapted to releasably engage the edge of the structure. Also coupled to the base is a stanchion. Moveably coupled to the stanchion is a surface support
7848894 Non-destructive inspection apparatus December 7, 2010
A free-hand inspection apparatus for non-destructively inspecting a structure includes an array and an inertial sensor. The array includes a plurality of elements for transmitting and receiving inspection signals towards and from a structure being inspected. The inertial sensor measu
7768250 Magnetic indexer for high accuracy hole drilling August 3, 2010
A method for locating a device, which produces a field, with a probe assembly affected by the field. The method may involve: placing a device on a first side of a work piece; producing a field with the device through the work piece; using a robot to hold and to place a probe assembly
7768249 Magnetic indexer for high accuracy hole drilling August 3, 2010
A magnetic indexer for locating a device producing a magnetic field in a blind or inaccessible position of a work piece. A magnet is initially placed on a first side of the work piece such that a magnetic field produced by the magnet extends through the work piece and substantially p
7765853 Determining seal feature integrity by testing for deformation upon air pressure excitation August 3, 2010
Optical metrology methods, apparatuses, and systems for detecting seal integrity. These comprise changing an air pressure inside a chamber to an excitation pressure level when the chamber is placed over a segment of a surface of a structure having one or more seal features and determinin
7757558 Method and apparatus for inspecting a workpiece with angularly offset ultrasonic signals July 20, 2010
A method and apparatus are provided to identify unacceptable levels of porosity, microcracking or defects attributable to thermal damage. Ultrasonic signals are introduced into the workpiece, such as by means of an ultrasonic transmitter. The ultrasonic signals propagate along a pred
7743660 System and method for automated inspection of large-scale part June 29, 2010
Systems and methods can automatically inspect a workpiece. Non-destructive inspection sensors are mounted on a frame mounted on a transport device. Position of a first predetermined location of a workpiece is measured with a tracking system. The transport device is moved to position the
7735779 Optimized fuselage structure June 15, 2010
A fuselage structure including an upper fuselage portion defined by a first cross-section including at least three different radii of curvature. The fuselage structure may also include a lower fuselage portion defined by a second cross-section including at least three different radii
7730784 Ultrasonic method to verify the interference fit of fasteners June 8, 2010
Embodiments of techniques to verify the interference fit of fasteners are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes aligning a probe proximate a fastener, the fastener being disposed within a material. A dynamic stress signal is generated from the probe using a low frequency tr
7712369 Array-based system and method for inspecting a workpiece with backscattered ultrasonic signals May 11, 2010
A method and an array-based system for inspecting a structure are provided that can identify unacceptable levels of porosity, microcracking or defects attributable to thermal damage. The inspection system includes a two-dimensional array of ultrasonic transducers, and an array controller
7706985 System and method for in-situ monitoring of composite materials April 27, 2010
In a non-limiting, exemplary system for in-situ monitoring of a composite workpiece, at least one ultrasonic testing transducer is mounted to a surface of a composite workpiece and configured to transmit and receive ultrasonic energy to and from the composite workpiece during mechanical
7705725 Methods and systems for monitoring structures and systems April 27, 2010
Methods and systems for structural and component health monitoring are provided. A system includes a plurality of sensor systems positioned about an object to be monitored and a processing system communicatively coupled to at least one of said plurality of sensor systems wherein the
7703327 Apparatus and method for area limited-access through transmission ultrasonic inspection April 27, 2010
An apparatus and method for inspecting a structure are provided which include receiving probes and area transducers disposed proximate opposite surfaces of a structure under inspection. An area transducer uniformly emits ultrasonic signals over an area which may be scanned by a receiving
7649976 System and method for determining dimensions of structures/systems for designing modifications t January 19, 2010
A method and system of determining the physical dimensions and configuration of a structure or system as a precursor to the design of modifications of the structure or system by analyzing hidden objects within the structure or system is provided. The method includes accessing the str
7633283 Method for lightning strike protection and verification of magnetizable dielectric inserts December 15, 2009
An apparatus, system, and method for lightning strike protection and verification are provided. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes at least one fastener extending through both the structure and substructure to secure the structure and substructure together. The apparatus also
7623626 System and methods for x-ray backscatter reverse engineering of structures November 24, 2009
A system and methods for x-ray backscatter reverse engineering of structures. One embodiment includes a plurality of articulated arms attached to a movable base. Another embodiment includes a single counterweighted arm attached to a movable base. The arms include x-ray detectors. At
7617730 Ultrasonic inspection and repair mode selection November 17, 2009
In a method of inspecting a structure, a two-dimensional array of sensors is disposed onto a surface, ultrasonic pulses are sent into the surface, and echo signals are received. An image of damage within the structure is graphically displayed, a determination of whether the damage satisf
7617715 Reference standard for ultrasonic measurement of porosity and related method November 17, 2009
Ultrasonic measurements of porosity in manufactured parts or materials are calibrated using reference standards in which parallel holes are drilled in the backside of a body of material. The holes simulate voids in a part which attenuate incident ultrasonic energy. The number, size and l
7599471 Method and apparatus for rotating an anode in an x-ray system October 6, 2009
A method and apparatus for an x-ray apparatus. The x-ray apparatus comprises a vacuum tube. A cathode is located in the vacuum tube and capable of emitting electrons. A rotatable magnetic anode located in the vacuum tube, capable of being rotated by a motor located outside of the vac
7568832 Imaging method to verify electrical conductivity across lightning strike protection boundaries August 4, 2009
A rapid image-based method for validating good electrical contact between existing LSP material on a structure, and LSP material on an applied patch, thus ensuring continuous LSP through the patch. The method and apparatus are used in the repair of LSP by validating an electrical con
7529343 System and method for improved field of view X-ray imaging using a non-stationary anode May 5, 2009
An X-ray imaging system is provided which includes an X-ray tube including, a cathode for emitting electrons; and a dynamic anode. The dynamic anode receives the electrons from the cathode and generates an X-ray beam that is non-stationary. The dynamic anode rotates between a first p
7508910 System and methods for x-ray backscatter reverse engineering of structures March 24, 2009
A system and methods for x-ray backscatter reverse engineering of structures. One embodiment includes a plurality of articulated arms attached to a movable base. Another embodiment includes a single counterweighted arm attached to a movable base. The arms include x-ray detectors. At
7498796 Magnetic indexer for high accuracy hole drilling March 3, 2009
A magnetic indexer for locating a device producing a magnetic field in a blind or inaccessible position of a work piece. A magnet is initially placed on a first side of the work piece such that a magnetic field produced by the magnet extends through the work piece and substantially p
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