Patents Assigned to Goodrich Corporation
  • Patent number: 10934229
    Abstract: A combustible solid propellant composition is disclosed that includes an oxidizer of the reaction product under vacuum of potassium periodate and isocyanate, a polymer binder, a plasticizer, and a fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Karl G. Reimer, Jean C. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10937193
    Abstract: A method of multi-sensor alignment includes mechanically moving at least one sensor in a plurality of sensors to boresight and focus the plurality of sensors with one another so a respective optical center of each of the plurality of sensors is aligned and focused. The method includes collecting calibration images of a target wherein each sensor of the plurality of sensors collects at least one image of the target, and analytically comparing the images with one another to produce a look up table (LUT) of optical distortion and spatial registration for registration of image data from the plurality of sensors. The method includes saving the LUT in sensor memory for use in registering live images from the plurality of sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Haijun Hu, Andrew Eckhardt
  • Patent number: 10933849
    Abstract: An antiskid controller for controlling braking operation of a wheel of a vehicle based on an output signal provided by a wheel speed sensor coupled to the wheel may comprise a delay toggle, a switch logic for switching between an initial rate and a running rate, and a linear control used for calculating an antiskid correction signal, wherein the linear control receives one of the initial rate and the running rate, depending on a state of the switch logic. The linear control receives the initial rate upon initialization of the antiskid controller. The linear control receives the running rate after a predetermined duration or after the linear control has converged on a desired solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Tyler Arsenault, Naison E Mastrocola
  • Patent number: 10933981
    Abstract: A thin-skin support member is provided. The thin-skin support member may include a semi-circular edge and a flat edge that define a hollow cavity. A cylindrical cavity may be adjacent the hollow cavity and at least partially defined by the semi-circular edge. The cylindrical cavity may be configured to retain a strut assembly. A mounting interface may be coupled to the semi-circular edge and the flat edge. A torsion interface may be disposed adjacent the cylindrical cavity and configured to receive a torsion link. The thin-skin support member may be made using additive manufacturing and thus may have a grain structure grown in the direction of material being added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard A. Himmelmann, Stephen E. Tongue
  • Patent number: 10936390
    Abstract: A system for monitoring and maintaining aircraft cargos includes a plurality of master control panels each operatively connected with at least one Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) operating in a cargo compartment of an aircraft, and at least one unit load device (ULD). The at least one ULD and at least one LRU are configured to move a cargo unit in the cargo compartment based on a control signal from the master control panel. The system also includes a command unit operatively connected with each control panel of the plurality of master control panels. The command unit includes a processor configured to retrieve a status of the cargo from each of the plurality of master control panels, and display, on an output device, a status of the at least one ULD of a plurality of ULDs and a status of the at least one LRU via the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rameshkumar Balasubramanian, Sudhendra Nayak, Venkatesan Muthulingam, Naveen Kumar Mallipattana Hiriyannaiah
  • Patent number: 10935068
    Abstract: A composite tube joint may comprise an end of a composite tube, an inner member disposed within the end, wherein an outer surface of the inner member has a complementary shape to an inner surface of the end, an outer member concentrically surrounding the end of the composite tube, and an undulated surface configured to mitigate movement of the end of the composite tube relative to at least one of the inner member and the outer member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Mark R. Gurvich, Georgios S. Zafiris, Rony Giovanni Ganis
  • Publication number: 20210054899
    Abstract: A shock strut servicing assistance system may comprise a controller including a display, and a tangible, non-transitory memory configured to communicate with the controller. The tangible, non-transitory memory may have instructions stored thereon that, in response to execution by the controller, cause the controller to perform operations comprising calculating, by the controller, a first fluid level, generating, by the controller, a first datum corresponding to the first fluid level, receiving, by the shock strut, a fluid in response to the first datum, calculating, by the controller, a second fluid level, generating, by the controller, a second datum, and storing, by the controller, a final fluid level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Amir Fazeli, Adnan Cepic, Susanne Reber
  • Publication number: 20210053693
    Abstract: An evacuation slide for an aircraft may be deployable in a slide mode and a raft mode. The evacuation slide includes a head end and a toe end, with the head end having a mounting feature and the toe end being longitudinally opposite the head end. In response to the evacuation slide being in the slide mode, the head end of the evacuation slide is mounted to the aircraft via the mounting feature. In response to the evacuation slide being in the raft mode, the evacuation slide is detached from the aircraft and the mounting feature is a boarding aid, according to various embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Timothy C. Haynes, Drew Hartman
  • Publication number: 20210053692
    Abstract: An aspirator for an inflatable assembly may comprise a housing and an inlet flap biased away from an interior of the housing. A pressure relief flap may be biased toward the interior of the housing. A manifold may be located in the interior of the housing and configured to output a primary gas flow toward an outlet of the housing. A nozzle may be fluidly coupled to the manifold. The nozzle may be configured to output the primary gas flow to the manifold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel Bahena, Jonathan Ray
  • Publication number: 20210053661
    Abstract: An evacuation slide may comprise an inflatable side rail extending from a head end to a toe end of the evacuation slide. A lifeline-geometric restraint may be coupled to the inflatable side rail. A restraint pin may be coupled to the lifeline-geometric restraint. A first loop may be coupled to a first location on the evacuation slide. A second loop may be coupled to a second location on the evacuation slide. The first loop may be configured to receive the second loop and the second loop may be configured to receive the restraint pin when the evacuation slide is in a folded position. The restraint pin may be configured to translate out the second loop in response to an internal pressure of the evacuation slide exceeding a predetermined internal pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Timothy C. Haynes, Drew Hartman
  • Patent number: 10927908
    Abstract: A hybrid torque tube for a brake assembly may comprise a tube portion having a centerline axis, and a conical back-leg portion extending from the tube portion. A stator spline may be formed on a radially outward surface of the tube portion. A foot may be formed on a radially inward surface of the tube portion. The tube portion is formed using a first manufacturing process and at least one of the conical back-leg, stator spline, or foot is formed using additive manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Leslie Steele, Thomas P Filburn, Michael A. Klecka
  • Patent number: 10932342
    Abstract: Systems and methods for operating light emitting diodes (LEDs) circuits are provided. Aspects include a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) arranged in a plurality of segments, wherein the plurality of segments comprise a first segment and a second segment, and the plurality of segments are connected in series between a rectified alternating current (AC) power source and ground and a control circuit configured to operate the first bypass switch, the second bypass switch, and the third bypass switch; and wherein the control circuit is further configured to determine a rectified voltage of the rectified AC power source and operate the third switch to turn off when the rectified voltage drops below a first threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventor: Rajkumar Sengodan
  • Patent number: 10927883
    Abstract: A composite tube may include a body having a longitudinal centerline axis and an end portion having a tapered section and an end rim. At least one of a radially outward edge and a radially inward edge of the end rim may be non-circular. The end rim may be circumferentially continuous. The end rim may be an undulating annulus. A joint assembly may include a support wedge that at least partially engages at least one of a radially inward surface of the end portion and a radially outward surface of the end portion of the composite tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark R. Gurvich, Georgios S. Zafiris, Rony Giovanni Ganis
  • Publication number: 20210047027
    Abstract: A brake actuator for an aircraft braking system, comprising a housing, a sleeve, an annular member mounted to the housing extending radially inwardly for engagement with the ratchet teeth of the sleeve, a piston slidable along an axis (X), a piston head disposed at a first end of the pin portion, a cap disposed at a second end of the pin portion for operative engagement with a brake element of the housing, and a second position in which the piston head is drivingly disengaged from the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Marcin Cis, Patryk Szczesny
  • Publication number: 20210046715
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a cured vessel is disclosed herein. The method comprises wrapping a first bladder in a first composite laminate, wrapping a second bladder in a second composite laminate. The method further comprises joining the first composite laminate and the second composite laminate by wrapping them both in a third composite laminate to form an un-cured vessel. The un-cured vessel is cured by heating the uncured vessel and pressurizing the bladder while the uncured vessel is in a vessel mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: NATHANIEL CHING, Jin Hu, Casey Slane
  • Publication number: 20210046860
    Abstract: A restraint assembly includes a lateral restraint comprising a guide face, wherein the lateral restraint is configured to be rotatably coupled to a tray of the cargo system. The restraint assembly also includes a vertical restraint rotatably coupled to the lateral restraint. The restraint assembly is configured to have a stored position and a raised position. In the stored position, both the lateral restraint and the vertical restraint are configured to be disposed within a volume defined by the tray of the cargo system. In the raised position, the vertical restraint and at least the guide face of the lateral restraint are configured to be disposed above the volume defined by the tray of the cargo system such that the restraint assembly provides at least one of longitudinal guidance, lateral restraint, and vertical restraint to cargo.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brandon Lee, Mark L. Olson
  • Publication number: 20210047040
    Abstract: A restraint assembly includes a base configured to be mounted to a tray of the cargo system, a lateral restraint, and a vertical restraint. The lateral restraint comprises a guide face and a top edge, wherein the lateral restraint is rotatably coupled to the base, according to various embodiments. The vertical restraint extends from the top edge of the lateral restraint, according to various embodiments. The restraint assembly comprises a stored position and a raised position. In the stored position both the lateral restraint and the vertical restraint are configured to be disposed within a volume defined by the tray of the cargo system. In the raised position the vertical restraint and at least the guide face of the lateral restraint are configured to be disposed above the volume defined by the tray of the cargo system to provide guidance and restraint to cargo.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brandon Lee, Wallace Harold Larson, Mark L. Olson
  • Publication number: 20210047046
    Abstract: An evacuation system may comprise an evacuation slide configured to be deployed from an aircraft, first strap coupled to the evacuation slide, a second strap coupled to the evacuation slide, and a releasable restraint extending through the first strap and the second strap, the releasable restraint comprising a first stem connected to a first bead and a second stem connected to a second bead, where a diameter of the second stem is different from a diameter of the first stem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Timothy C. Haynes, Daniel Bahena
  • Publication number: 20210047041
    Abstract: A stowable cargo guide may be configured to couple to a roller tray. The stowable cargo guide may comprise a guide block configured to rotate between a stowed position and a raised position. In the stowed position, the guide block may be located below a conveyance plane of the roller tray. In the raised position, the guide block may be located above the conveyance plane of the roller tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brandon Lee, Ryan Pfau
  • Patent number: 10919630
    Abstract: A restraint assembly includes a base configured to be mounted to a tray of the cargo system, a lateral restraint, and a vertical restraint. The lateral restraint comprises a guide face and a top edge, wherein the lateral restraint is rotatably coupled to the base, according to various embodiments. The vertical restraint extends from the top edge of the lateral restraint, according to various embodiments. The restraint assembly comprises a stored position and a raised position. In the stored position both the lateral restraint and the vertical restraint are configured to be disposed within a volume defined by the tray of the cargo system. In the raised position the vertical restraint and at least the guide face of the lateral restraint are configured to be disposed above the volume defined by the tray of the cargo system to provide guidance and restraint to cargo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brandon Lee, Wallace Harold Larson, Mark L Olson