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Frederick T. Calkins - Related organizations: The Boeing Company patents

Shape memory alloy actuated butterfly valve

02/09/17 - 20170037982 - Methods and systems for a butterfly valve including a shape memory alloy (SMA) tube trained for rotation are presently disclosed. The SMA tube has a ground end coupled to a housing and rotating end coupled to a plate. The SMA tube is configured to rotate in a first direction in
Inventors: Frederick T. Calkins, Pruthvish V. Patel, David A. Rathke

Aircraft thermal energy harvesting using rotary shape memory alloy apparatus

12/01/16 - 20160348580 - A thermal energy harvesting system employs a hot flow conduit and a cold flow conduit with a flow routing device interruptibly interconnecting the hot flow conduit and cold flow conduit with a flow casing. At least one shape memory actuator (SMA) tube is in fluid contact with the flow casing
Inventors: James H. Mabe, Naveed M. Hussain, Edward A. Whalen, Frederick T. Calkins

Shape memory alloy actuator system for composite aircraft structures

08/11/16 - 20160229519 - Method and apparatus for controlling a shape of a composite structure. A shape memory structure associated with the composite structure is activated. The shape memory structure changes from a buckled shape to an original shape and causes the composite structure to change from an undeployed shape to a deployed shape.
Inventors: Matthew Anthony Dilligan, Frederick T. Calkins, Tyler Jacob Zimmerman, James Henry Mabe, Kay Y. Blohowiak

Integrated high thermal conductive fiber as cooling fin for sma actuator with expandable sleeve

07/14/16 - 20160201654 - Aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to an SMA actuator that includes a cooling device disposed within a torque tube. In one aspect, the cooling device includes a sliding sleeve, an expandable sleeve, and plurality of cooling fins coupled to the expandable sleeve. Axial movement of the sliding sleeve
Inventors: Sahrudine Apdalhaliem, Moushumi Shome, Kimberly D. Meredith, Waeil M. Ashmawi, Morteza Safai, Frederick T. Calkins

Environmental aspect control assembly

07/07/16 - 20160195072 - An environmental aspect control assembly is configured to control one more environmental aspects. The environmental aspect control assembly may include at least one aspect-controlling portion formed of one or more environmental aspect-controlling materials, and at least one shape-changing actuator operatively connected to the aspect-controlling structure(s). The shape-changing actuator(s) is configured
Inventors: Sesinando P. Macaraeg, Frederick T. Calkins

Scalable multi-element shape memory alloy rotary motor

06/16/16 - 20160169213 - A scalable multi-element shape memory alloy (SMA) rotary motor employs a plurality of SMA tubes. A ratcheting gear transmission couples the plurality of SMA tubes in parallel to a common output. A controller provides power to a plurality of heaters associated with each of the plurality of SMA tubes, sequentially
Inventors: Frederick T. Calkins, James H. Mabe, Jonathan K. Brown

Sandwich composite with shape memory alloy core and method of making same

02/25/16 - 20160052226 - A composite sandwich structure for a vehicle includes a first sheet that has a first surface and an opposing second surface. The composite sandwich structure also includes a second sheet opposite the first sheet and a core coupled between the first and second sheets. The core is formed from a
Inventors: Stephen D. Oehler, Frederick T. Calkins

Apparatus and method for a shape memory alloy mandrel

01/28/16 - 20160023406 - In one or more aspects of the present disclosure, a mandrel is disclosed. The mandrel having a shape memory alloy (SMA) shell having a longitudinal axis, an interior extending along the longitudinal axis and an exterior contour, the SMA shell being configured to interface with a structure to be cured,
Inventors: Moushumi Shome, Sahrudine Apdalhaliem, Frederick T. Calkins, Waeil M. Ashmawi, Kimberly Meredith

Temperature control system for shape-memory alloy

08/27/15 - 20150240793 - Described herein is an apparatus for controlling an actuator made from a shape-memory alloy includes a first layer made from a thermally conductive material and a second layer. The second layer is made from a thermally conductive material. The apparatus also includes at least one thermoelectric heater positioned between the
Inventors: Morteza Safai, Kimberly D. Meredith, Sahrudine Apdalhaliem, Moushumi Shome, Frederick T. Calkins

Remote controlled air nozzles and methods of assembling the same

07/30/15 - 20150210397 - An aircraft includes a plurality of seats and an input device coupled to each of the plurality of seats. The aircraft also includes a remotely controlled nozzle positioned proximate each seat of the plurality of seats. Each nozzle includes an actuator assembly including at least one actuator and an actuator
Inventors: Adriana Willempje Blom, Christopher H. Abada, Frederick T. Calkins, Yakentim M. Ibrahim, Paula Jo Boppre, Michael K. Klein, James Henry Mabe

Ratcheting shape memory alloy actuators and systems and methods including the same

04/16/15 - 20150101452 - Ratcheting shape memory alloy actuators and systems and methods including the same are disclosed herein. The ratcheting shape memory alloy actuators include a ratcheting assembly that is operatively coupled to a first bracket and a shape memory alloy element that is operatively coupled to the ratcheting assembly and to a
Inventors: Thomas Martig, Frederick T. Calkins, Tony Koung

Smart susceptor for a shape memory alloy (sma) actuator inductive heating system

04/09/15 - 20150096293 - A system for heating a shape memory alloy (SMA) actuator may include an SMA actuator, a smart susceptor, a plurality of induction coils, and a control module. The SMA actuator may have at least one layup. The SMA actuator may be selectively heated to a transition temperature. The smart susceptor
Inventors: Moushumi Shome, Frederick T. Calkins, Stephen R. Amorosi, Flint M. Jamison, Sahrudine Apdalhaliem, Robert James Miller

Variable camber fluid-dynamic body utilizing optimized smart materials

02/21/13 - 20130043354 - A system and methods for configuring a fluid-dynamic body is disclosed. A camber of a fluid-dynamic body is configured by activating a shape memory alloy actuator coupled to the fluid-dynamic body.
Inventors: Moushumi Shome, Frederick T. Calkins, James Henry Mabe, Matthew Todd Grimshaw

Shape memory alloy/fiber reinforced polymeric composite structures and method for forming

12/08/11 - 20110300358 - A carbon fiber composite structure including a first plurality of carbon fiber prepreg plies; and a second plurality of sheets of shape memory alloy interleaved with the first plurality of carbon fiber prepreg plies.
Inventors: Kay Y. Blohowiak, Tyler J. Zimmerman, James H. Mabe, Frederick T. Calkins, Matthew A. Dilligan

Shape memory alloy actuator

05/05/11 - 20110101170 - An aircraft system may include an airfoil and a deployable device coupled to the airfoil. The system may further include a shape memory alloy actuator coupled between the airfoil and the deployable device. The actuator may be movable between a first position with the deployable device deployed relative to the
Inventors: James H. Mabe, Frederick T. Calkins, Glenn S. Bushnell, Stefan R. Bieniawski

High stiffness shape memory alloy actuated aerostructure

02/10/11 - 20110030380 - A shape memory alloy (SMA) actuated aerostructure operable to dynamically change shape according to flight conditions is disclosed. Deformable structures are actuated by SMA actuators that are coupled to face sheets of the deformable structures. Actuating the SMA actuators produces complex shape changes of the deformable structures by activating shape
Inventors: Richard D. Widdle, Jr., Matthew T. Grimshaw, Kava S. Crosson-elturan, James Henry Mabe, Frederick T. Calkins, Lynn Marie Gravatt, Moushumi Shome

Deployable flap edge fence

09/02/10 - 20100219288 - A method and systems are disclosed for reducing fluid flow noise. The method and systems use a thermal mechanism to deploy a flap edge fence during landing and/or other operating conditions, and stow the flap edge fence during other operational conditions such as cruise. The flap edge fence is controlled
Inventors: Jon V. Larssen, Frederick T. Calkins

Aircraft systems with shape memory alloy (sma) actuators, and associated methods

08/27/09 - 20090212158 - Aircraft systems with shape memory alloy (SMA) actuators, and associated methods are disclosed. A system in accordance with one embodiment includes an airfoil, a deployable device coupled to the airfoil, and a shape memory alloy actuator coupled between the airfoil and the deployable device. In one embodiment, the deployable device
Inventors: James H. Mabe, Frederick T. Calkins, Glenn S. Bushnell, Stefan R. Bieniawski


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