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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi I’m JD Houvener the host of the Bowl today’s show we’re doing the adventure and entrepreneur get your daily dose of inspiration to make the world a better place okay we’re in part three of our aerospace focus and today’s challenge is for you to think about who your favorite airline company is you’ve flown probably quite a few different airliners for me being the Seattle native and flying a lot in the northwest Alaska Airlines was actually my favorite Alaska has top quality customer service and you know what you’re gonna get when you get on board so put in the comments below what’s your favorite airline and why and a lot of you are passionate about who your favorite airline is today’s invention topic is of course can be about airplanes and one of the things that ways you realize what your favorite or where your favorite airline is is by the color it’s on the paint of the airplane maybe see the logo sticking up on the vertical tail and you see the paint on along the sides what you might not think about too much is paint the paint itself on the outside of the airplane matters a lot wait an airplane and even more than wait drag means any time the aerodynamics is flowing over an object if there’s anything that hangs up on it it will cause significant amount of drag and reduce the fuel efficiency of an airplane in a study up to a point one point five percent of an entire fuel economy of a airplane is due to chips in the paint on airplane skin unbelievably so the application of paint and what goes into the layering and how a plane is that paint is applied makes a big part about what makes that airplane more or less fuel-efficient so our patent of the day as you can see here is going to be a very new style of paint and an outer Lael outer layer on these new composite airplanes that are coming out the 787 dreamliner example it’s got a composite skin and so what’s important now more than ever is a concern about lightening strike up and they’re flying around you can get a lightning bolt hit the airplane and with metallic airplanes it’s not as big of a deal because that energy is actually routed along the skin to specific channels and off of another end and they will go toward the ground with a composite structure it can actually blast holes in the structure and so you can see from this patent there’s this woven layer of fibers and materials that are in the perfect layer that sit right on top of the skin as part of the paint and the final finish of the airplane so that it’ll actually disperse electric energy like a lightning bolt and prevent it from having a strike and creating a hole in the airplane coming back around to who your favorite airline is and what it is what that means hopefully you’ve learned something about you know technology and now you think of an airplane when you look at the logo and the paint you know what kind of technology go into it so I encourage you to share this with a friend or family help them think about whether they can visualize their favorite airline and what goes into the technology on the outside they are playing to hope if wouldn’t have a great day and thanks for tuning in for this version of the bold today’s show go big go bold

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About the Author
J.D. Houvener is a Registered USPTO Patent Attorney who has a strong interest in helping entrepreneurs and businesses thrive. J.D. leverages his technical background in engineering and experience in the aerospace industry to provide businesses with a unique perspective on their patent needs. He works with clients who are serious about investing in their intellectual assets and provides counsel on how to capitalize their patents in the market. If you have any questions regarding this article or patents in general, consider contacting J.D. at