Patents Assigned to Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
  • Publication number: 20220372919
    Abstract: A fuel system can include a total flow line configured to receive a total flow and a primary flow line connected to the total flow line. The primary flow line can be in fluid communication with one or more primary fuel nozzles of a nozzle assembly. The fuel system can include a secondary flow line connected to the total flow line in parallel with the primary flow line, the secondary flow line in fluid communication with a plurality of secondary flow nozzles of the nozzle assembly. The fuel system can include a flow split system configured to control a flow split between a primary flow of the primary flow line and a secondary flow of the secondary flow line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Charles E. Reuter, Kevin Gibbons
  • Publication number: 20220376566
    Abstract: A system comprises a stator core defining a plurality of winding slots between circumferentially spaced apart teeth. A respective cooling channel is defined within each of the circumferentially spaced apart teeth for circulation of coolant fluid through the stator core. The stator core is a laminated structure, where the teeth, winding slots, and cooling channels are part of a common laminated structure with the stator core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Debabrata Pal, Joseph Kenneth Coldwate
  • Patent number: 11508564
    Abstract: An ion pump includes an evacuateable envelope having a chamber. A first and a second cathode are disposed within the chamber and spaced apart from one another. An anode is spaced apart from and between the first and second cathodes. The anode has an anode body with a textured surface that defines capture regions for fixing material sputtered from the first and second cathodes and controlling size of sputter depositions shed from the anode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventor: Ben D. Gardner
  • Patent number: 11506121
    Abstract: An airplane is provided. The airplane includes a pressurized medium, a turbine, and a valve. The turbine includes at least one nozzle. The valve is located upstream of the turbine. The valve provides the pressurized medium to the at least one nozzle of the turbine according to an operational mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Louis J. Bruno, Harold W. Hipsky
  • Patent number: 11509255
    Abstract: A short circuit detection system and method that identifies a short circuit between turns of a winding of a permanent magnet machine having a three-phase winding in response to detection of imbalances between the three motor phases at an instant in time. The imbalances are identified by monitoring motor terminal voltages and currents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Grzegorz Popek, Stephen Minshull
  • Patent number: 11506300
    Abstract: A servo valve comprises a first spool extending along a first spool axis, a second spool extending along a second spool axis, a first piezoelectric actuator, and a second piezoelectric actuator. The first piezoelectric actuator is operatively connected to the first spool for translating the first spool in response to a voltage applied thereto. The second piezoelectric actuator is operatively connected to the second spool for translating the second spool in response to a voltage applied thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zbigniew Jaskiewicz, Sebastian Szymanski
  • Patent number: 11504676
    Abstract: A method for controlling the saturation level of gas in a liquid discharge includes obtaining temperature and pressure measurements of a solvent in a mixing vessel and obtaining a pressure measurement of a source feedstock in a feedstock tank, correlating the temperature and pressure measurements of the solvent to baseline data to generate a theoretical uptake rate for the source feedstock into the solvent and a theoretical flow rate of the source feedstock into the mixing vessel, and determining a required opening setting for a feedstock valve in the feedstock input line in order to achieve a desired liquid displacement in the mixing vessel. The method includes determining an uptake duration and achieving an uptake displacement equivalent to the reverse of the desired liquid displacement. The method includes generating a valve operating control law for how the feedstock valve should function in a cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventor: Benjamin E. Bishop
  • Patent number: 11506291
    Abstract: A plug for retaining a filter screen in a fluid port of a servovalve, the plug comprises an annular body. The annular body comprises opposed first and second axial annular end surfaces. A radially inner surface extends between the first and second axial annular end surfaces and a radially outer surface extends between the first and second axial annular end surfaces. At least one recess is formed in the radially inner surface for receiving a tool for removing the plug from the port. A plurality of slots is formed in the first axial annular end surface and extends into the at least one recess for providing access for the tool to the at least one recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Maciej Bujewicz, Marek Jedliński
  • Patent number: 11502541
    Abstract: A method of generating a customized secondary power distribution assembly (SPDA) includes generating one or more customizable SPDAs. Each of the one or more customizable SPDAs is a construct corresponding with a microprocessor configured to control a set of customizable channels in each of a set of virtual line replaceable modules (vLRMs). The method also includes creating a mapping between one of the one or more customizable SPDAs and the customized SPDA, the mapping indicating line replaceable modules (LRMs) of the customized SPDA and defining each channel of each LRM, and deploying the customized SPDA in an application. The microprocessor is initiated to control the customized SPDA according to the mapping at startup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gabriel Radulescu, Terrence R. Leibham
  • Patent number: 11498125
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a near net shape component includes forming a sacrificial shell from a pulverant material using an additive manufacturing process, the shell having an aperture. The method further includes filling the shell with a second pulverant material, subjecting the filled shell to a consolidation process, and removing the shell from the consolidated second pulverant material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Sergey Mironets, Pawel Czarnecki
  • Patent number: 11498691
    Abstract: Redundant electrochemical systems and methods for vehicles are described. The systems include a first electrochemical device located at a first position on the vehicle wherein the first electrochemical device is configured to generate at least one of inert gas, oxygen, and electrical power and a second electrochemical device located at a second position on the vehicle wherein the second electrochemical device is configured to generate at least one of inert gas, oxygen, and electrical power. The first electrochemical device is configured to operate in a first mode during normal operation of the vehicle and a second mode when the second electrochemical device fails, wherein in the second mode, the first electrochemical device provides the at least one of inert gas, oxygen, and electrical power for at least one vehicle critical system of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Pess, Jonathan Rheaume, John S. Murphy, Peter AT Cocks
  • Patent number: 11502574
    Abstract: A system includes a pair of terminal leads joined together. An insulative sleeve is wrapped around the pair of terminal leads. Lacing binds around the insulative sleeve. Cured epoxy can encase the insulative sleeve and lacing. The insulative sleeve can include fiberglass. The insulative sleeve can be wrapped more than 360° around the pair of terminal leads so that a first edge of the insulative sleeve is tucked under a second edge of the insulative sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Yandriel Silverio, Joshua J. Krecklow
  • Patent number: 11499652
    Abstract: A valve assembly is provided, the valve assembly includes a shaft, the shaft comprising a sight through-hole; and a flow through-hole. The valve assembly further comprises a shaft position mechanism, the shaft position mechanism comprising a driving means configured to provide movement to the shaft, and at least one diode and at least one corresponding sensor. The valve assembly further includes at least one flow path from at least one fluid inlet to at least one fluid outlet, wherein the shaft is configured to move across the at least one flow path so as to allow flow therethrough in a first position, and to block the at least one flow path in a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dariusz Sapija, Agata Kurowska
  • Patent number: 11502617
    Abstract: A generator system can include a generator configured to produce an output of alternating current (AC), a rectifier connected to the generator to rectify the AC into direct current (DC) rectifier output, an inverter connected to the rectifier to receive the DC rectifier output and configured to output three phase AC inverter output, and a plurality of output lines connected to the inverter to receive the three phase AC inverter output. The system can include a control module configured to control the output of the inverter. The control module can be operatively connected to one or more of the output lines via one or more local sense leads to receive a local feedback. The control module can be configured to control the inverter as a function of the local feedback to provide one or more of protection, voltage regulation, or harmonic correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Randall Bax, Dwight D. Schmitt
  • Patent number: 11499742
    Abstract: There is provided a door mechanism comprising a door and a door closure mechanism for moving the door between a first, open, position and second, closed position. The door closure mechanism comprises a drive motor coupled to a drive screw, the drive screw having a first, right handed thread portion and a second, left handed thread portion, a first drive nut threadedly engaged with the first thread portion, a second drive nut threadedly engaged with the second thread portion, a first drive linkage pivotally coupled to the first drive nut at one end and to the door at a second, opposed end, and a second drive linkage pivotally coupled to the second drive nut at one end and to the door at a second, opposed end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventor: Pawel Kwaśniewski
  • Patent number: 11498686
    Abstract: A refrigeration system can include a main flow circuit configured to flow a refrigerant therethrough and a heat input disposed in the main flow circuit and configured to receive heat and transfer the heat to the refrigerant in the main flow circuit to output heated refrigerant flow. The system can include a passive pump disposed in the main flow circuit downstream of the heat input configured to receive the heated refrigerant flow from the heat input and to use the heated refrigerant flow to generate a vacuum at a pump port and a condenser disposed in the main flow circuit downstream of the passive pump for receiving flow from the passive pump. The condenser can be configured to receive heat from the heated refrigerant flow and reject heat to cool the heated refrigerant flow to output partially cooled refrigerant flow. An outlet of the condenser can be upstream of the heat input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Abbas A. Alahyari, Abdelrahman I. Elsherbini
  • Patent number: 11491421
    Abstract: A vacuum system for use with a deoxygenator system includes a housing, a movable assembly positioned within the housing, and a biasing mechanism coupling the movable assembly to the housing. The movable assembly is movable between a first position and a second position within the housing to form a low pressure area between the housing and the movable assembly. A control system including at least one pressure source is arranged in fluid communication with the low pressure area. The control system is operable to selectively communicate fluid from the at least one pressure source to the housing to form the low pressure area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gerald P. Dyer
  • Patent number: 11492151
    Abstract: An atmospheric suit includes a torso portion with one or more layers, and fibers of a first material arranged in each of the one or more layers. Optical fibers are interspersed with the fibers of the first material in each of the one or more layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph C. Rampone, Walter Thomas Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11491442
    Abstract: An air separation module includes a cylindrical canister and a separator. The cylindrical canister has a longitudinal axis, an inlet, an oxygen-depleted air outlet, and a drain portion with an oxygen-enriched air outlet. The separator is arranged within the cylindrical canister to separate a compressed air flow into an oxygen-depleted air flow fraction and an oxygen-enriched air flow fraction, the oxygen-depleted air flow fraction provided to the oxygen-depleted air outlet and the oxygen-enriched air flow fraction to the drain portion of the canister. The drain portion extends tangentially from the cylindrical canister to issue the oxygen-enriched air flow fraction with entrained condensate from the oxygen-enriched air outlet with a tangential flow component. Nitrogen generation systems and methods of removing condensate from air separation modules are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: James R. Doherty, Beakal T. Woldemariam, Donald E. Army, David Anderson, Eric Surawski
  • Patent number: 11491443
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for providing inerting gas to a protected space. The system includes an electrochemical cell comprising a cathode and an anode separated by a separator comprising a proton transfer medium. The cathode receives air from an air source and discharges an inerting gas to the protected space. The anode receives process water and discharges oxygen and unreacted process water to a process water fluid flow path. The process water fluid flow path includes a liquid-gas separator, and the liquid-gas separator includes an inlet and a liquid outlet each in operative fluid communication with the process water fluid flow path, and a gas outlet that discharges gas removed from the process water fluid flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Pess, Jonathan Rheaume