Patents Represented by Attorney Adams Intellectual Property Law
  • Patent number: 7900438
    Abstract: A heat transfer system is provided for a turbine engine of the type including an annular casing with an array of generally radially-extending strut members disposed therein. The heat transfer system includes at least one primary heat pipe disposed at least partially inside a selected one of the strut members; at least one secondary heat pipe disposed outside the fan casing and thermally coupled to the at least one primary heat pipe and to a heat source. Heat from the heat source can be transferred through the secondary heat pipe to the primary heat pipe and to the selected strut member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kattalaicheri Srinivasan Venkataramani, Thomas Ory Moniz, Justin P. Stephenson
  • Patent number: 7900437
    Abstract: A heat transfer system is provided for a turbine engine of the type including an annular casing with an array of thermally conductive, generally radially-extending strut members disposed therein. The heat transfer system includes at least one arcuate heat pipe disposed in contact with an outer surface of the casing within fore-and-aft limits of the axial extent of the strut members. The heat pipe is thermally coupled to a heat source, such that heat from the heat source can be transferred through the heat pipe and the casing to the strut members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kattalaicheri Srinivasan Venkataramani, Thomas Ory Moniz, Justin P. Stephenson
  • Patent number: 7882996
    Abstract: A linear friction welding head apparatus for dual axis forging, the apparatus including three sets of orthogonal actuators for providing X-, Y-, and Z-planes of apparatus movement for providing Y-axis oscillation, a first forge load along a first forge axis, and a second forge load along a second forge axis. A method for dual axis forging for welding including providing a welding head for applying first and second forge loads along X- and Z-forge axes to weld at more than one interface. The forge loads may be applied at right angles to each other and have magnitudes corresponding to weld interface length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Cyril Bath Company
    Inventors: Salvatore Alessi, Larry Alexander Polen, Neil Daly
  • Patent number: 7883596
    Abstract: A noise absorber carpet comprised of a fabric layer portion and a resinous backing layer portion is provided. The fabric layer portion and the resinous backing layer portion are heat bonded with a press into the noise absorber carpet, and the press includes perforation pins and a cooling medium. The resinous backing layer portion is provided with noise absorbing perforations formed by contact with the perforation pins of the press and cooled by the cooling medium. The perforations having been cooled by the cooling medium with the press simultaneously with the bonding of the resinous backing layer portion with the fabric layer portion and the cooling of the press by the cooling medium, thereby providing for instant curing and fixation of the shape of the perforations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Daiwa, Kabushiki Kaisha Yachiyo
    Inventor: Kohei Yamada
  • Patent number: 7879454
    Abstract: A fiber-reinforced component is formed of a first composite member including a metal matrix with reinforcing fibers having a diameter and a length distributed therein in a selected orientation and a second composite member including a metal matrix with reinforcing fibers having a diameter and a length distributed therein in a selected orientation. The first composite member is bonded to the second composite member by a solid state bond along a predetermined joint path, such that an average volume fraction of the reinforcing fibers of the first composite member and the second composite member within the joint path is substantially the same as an average volume fraction of the reinforcing fibers of the first composite member and the second composite member within the remainder of the fiber-reinforced component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Paul S. Manicke, Earl Claude Helder
  • Patent number: 7877980
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine includes a turbomachinery core operable to generate a flow of pressurized combustion gases at a variable flow rate, while maintaining a substantially constant core pressure ratio; a rotating fan disposed upstream of the core, the fan adapted to extract energy from the core and generate a first flow of air which is compressed at a first pressure ratio; and at least a first bypass duct surrounding the core downstream of the fan adapted to selectively receive at least a first selected portion of the first flow which is compressed at a second pressure ratio lower than the first pressure ratio, and to bypass the first selected portion around the core, thereby varying a bypass ratio of the engine. The fan is adapted to maintain a flow rate of the first flow substantially constant, independent of the bypass ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: James Edward Johnson
  • Patent number: 7879421
    Abstract: A fiber-reinforced component is formed of a first composite member including a thermoplastic matrix with reinforcing fibers having a diameter and a length distributed therein in a selected orientation and a second composite member including a thermoplastic matrix with reinforcing fibers having a diameter and a length distributed therein in a selected orientation. The first composite member is bonded to the second composite member by a solid state bond along a predetermined joint path, such that an average volume fraction of the reinforcing fibers of the first composite member and the second composite member within the joint path is substantially the same as an average volume fraction of the reinforcing fibers of the first composite member and the second composite member within the remainder of the fiber-reinforced component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Paul Stephen Manicke, Earl Claude Helder
  • Patent number: 7874018
    Abstract: Elastically deformable sheet (18) is bonded, under heat and pressure to a knitted fabric (16). Both the sheet and the knitted fabric (16) are elastically extendable. The sheet is then heat and pressure bonded to a pair of trousers (12) with the clothing of the trousers being extendable. The fibers of the knit (16) allow the clothing of the trousers to extend with the greater elasticity of the sheet (18) subsequently returning the fibers (16) and the clothing to the original shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Castlecrafts Limited
    Inventor: Walter Wheater
  • Patent number: 7861851
    Abstract: An apparatus for moving grain from a grain includes a vertical main auger at a rear end of a frame, a knife extending rearward to cut the grain bag, a turret auger pivotally attached to the top of the main auger, and a feed auger extending laterally from the bottom intake of the main auger. A bias element forces a pair of pinching rollers against each other. A drive rotates the pinching rollers such that an empty portion of the bag can be fed between the rollers and the rollers rotated to pull the empty bag upward from the ground and forward between the rollers such that the empty bag falls on the ground in front of the rollers as the frame moves rearward, and such that the frame is pulled rearward by the rollers and the feed auger moves rearward into a filled portion of the grain bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Inventor: Hubertus Dekoning
  • Patent number: 7863342
    Abstract: A method for forming a fire resistant material is disclosed. The method comprises providing a plurality of expandable beads of a polymeric material. The beads are coated with an exfoliable graphite. The exfoliable graphite is adhered to the beads with a resin having a solubility parameter of the polymeric material. The beads are thereafter caused or allowed expand and fuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Synbra Technology B.V.
    Inventor: David Charles Aslin
  • Patent number: 7856685
    Abstract: A stretcher (100) has casters on front legs (15) and rear legs (17), an upper frame (11) on the upper part of which a stretcher body is placed, constant load springs (28,29) in a slide mechanism for vertically varying the position of the upper frame (11), and mechanical locking devices (32,33) for stopping the upper frame at desired positions. The stretcher (100) further has a lock mechanism (31) for locking front leg-assisting frames (16), for supporting the front legs, so as not to slide, and has rear leg-assisting frames (18) for supporting the front legs (15), the front leg-assisting frames (16), and the rear legs (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Matunaga Manufactory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sigeyuki Matunaga, Noriyuki Matunaga, Kazuyuki Goto
  • Patent number: 7854712
    Abstract: A medical bandaging product having a predetermined length suitable for a given medical use, including an enclosure formed of a moisture-impervious material sealable to prevent entry of moisture and a medical bandage material positioned in the enclosure and sealed therein against entry of moisture until use. The medical bandage material includes a substrate formed from a single integrated knitted fabric layer having a plurality of interconnected knitted fabric yarns forming a three-dimensional structure. A reactive system is impregnated into or coated onto the substrate. The system remains stable when maintained in substantially moisture-free conditions and hardens upon exposure to sufficient moisture to cooperate with the three-dimensional structure to form a rigid, self supporting structure. A soft, flexible protective wrapping encloses the substrate along its length for providing a cushioning barrier interposed between the substrate and a patient when the medical bandage material is in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: BSN Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Evans, Keith Clapham
  • Patent number: 7845197
    Abstract: A high efficiency triple pass tunnel finisher includes an articulated spraying function for allowing steam to effectively penetrate a garment. The tunnel finisher can be used for the laundering of shirts, pants, and jackets. The tunnel finisher includes hot air chambers and a steam chamber that can include two rows of steam injectors located at a 45° angle in relation to the walls of the module. The steam chamber has a lower pressure than the hot air chambers, creating an air pressure differential. The hot air chambers are positively pressurized, preventing the relatively cooler air of the steam chamber from entering the chamber. The pressurization prevents heat loss, allowing the finisher to be more efficient, while increasing the temperature at which the garments exit the steam chamber. This leads to faster drying times, less garment wrinkling, and reduced dwell time for a garment with a high quality appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Leonard Automatics, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Neal Frushtick
  • Patent number: 7847430
    Abstract: A centralized isolated ground interface apparatus for providing a remote termination point for isolated ground conductors. The apparatus including an isolation transformer for establishing a neutral to ground bond, at least one isolated ground receptacle positioned remotely from the isolation transformer, a battery backup, an electrical interface housing the isolation transformer and positioned remotely from the at least one receptacle, and a bypass switch for bypassing the battery backup without disrupting electrical current transmitted to the at least one isolated ground receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Inventor: Barton P. Mercer
  • Patent number: 7845549
    Abstract: A method of making a braze preform includes: providing a mixture of a brazing alloy in metallic powder form and a binder; melting the binder and forming the mixture into a preform having a preselected shape; removing a majority of the binder from the preform; and heating the preform to remove the remainder of the binder and to sinter the metallic powder together. The preform may include a wear-resistant material therein. Such preforms may be used to form a braze joint between two metallic components, or to produce a metallic component with a wearcoated surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: David Edwin Budinger
  • Patent number: 7845159
    Abstract: A cooling apparatus is provided for a turbine engine of the type including an cowling with an outer surface defined by a skin exposed to an external air flow. The cooling apparatus includes at least one heat pipe disposed in the cowling. The heat pipe has a first end thermally coupled with the outer surface of the casing and a second end thermally coupled to a heat source, such that heat from the heat source can be transferred through the heat pipe to the external air flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kattalaicheri Srinivasan Venkataramani, Thomas Ory Moniz, Justin P. Stephenson, William Andrew Bailey
  • Patent number: 7845037
    Abstract: A triple pass tunnel finisher for finishing fabric. The finisher includes a side module, a front module, and a rear module. The side module includes an entrance for receiving a fabric piece to be conveyed through the apparatus, and a steam injection chamber downstream of the entrance for treating the fabric piece with steam. The front module communicates with the side module to receive the fabric piece conveyed therefrom, and includes first and second hot air chambers, and an exit downstream of the second hot air chamber. The rear module communicates with the front module to receive the fabric piece therefrom, and includes a heating apparatus for heating the fabric piece, and a U-shaped intermediate hot air chamber downstream from the first hot air chamber and upstream from the second hot air chamber for receiving the fabric piece from the first hot air chamber and for delivering the fabric piece to the second hot air chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Leonard Automatics, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Neal Frushtick
  • Patent number: D631196
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Jemella Group Limited
    Inventor: John Hein
  • Patent number: D631727
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: BE Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Walter Hontz, Eric Neil Mickelson
  • Patent number: D632390
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Inventor: Stephanie Haberstroh