Patents by Inventor Aaron Todd Sellinger

Aaron Todd Sellinger has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10183420
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a method of forming a composite component. The method includes laying one or more layers of uncured composite material onto a mandrel. The mandrel which includes a plurality of conductive media dispersed in a thermoplastic material. An electric current is supplied to the mandrel to resistively heat the one or more layers of uncured composite material to a temperature sufficient to cure the one or more layers of uncured composite material to form a cured composite component. The mandrel is removed from the cured composite component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Aaron Todd Sellinger
  • Publication number: 20180009201
    Abstract: An engine component for a turbine engine is provided. The engine component can include a substrate defining a surface, and an energy absorbing composite positioned on the surface of the substrate or within the substrate. The energy absorbing composite includes a shear thickening fluid distributed through a solid foamed synthetic polymer matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Aaron Todd Sellinger, Nicholas Joseph Kray
  • Publication number: 20180010614
    Abstract: A component is provided for a turbine engine. The component can include an airfoil defining a surface, and an energy absorbing composite positioned on the surface of the airfoil or within the airfoil. The energy absorbing composite includes a shear thickening fluid distributed through a matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Aaron Todd Sellinger, Nicholas Joseph Kray
  • Publication number: 20170373612
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an engine component for a gas turbine engine, the engine component including a substrate that includes a composite fiber and defines a surface. An energy harvesting fiber is positioned within the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Aaron Todd Sellinger, Nicholas Joseph Kray
  • Publication number: 20170268374
    Abstract: A system for actuating components of a gas turbine engine may generally include a turbine component incorporating a jamming device. The jamming device may include a bladder and a jammable media contained within the bladder. The jammable media may be jammable within the bladder from an unjammed state, wherein a fluid is contained within the bladder, to a jammed state, wherein the fluid is at least partially evacuated from the bladder. The system may also include a fluid coupling in fluid communication with the bladder. A portion of the turbine component may be located at a first position when the jammable media is in the unjammed state. Additionally, such portion of the turbine component may be located at a second position when the jammable media is in the jammed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Aaron Todd Sellinger, Nicholas Joseph Kray, Wendy Wenling Lin
  • Publication number: 20170238367
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a method for forming a cured composite component. The method includes laying one or more layers of uncured composite material onto a conductive core. An electric current is supplied to the conductive core to resistively heat the one or more layers of uncured composite material to a temperature sufficient to cure the one or more layers of uncured composite material into the cured composite component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventor: Aaron Todd Sellinger
  • Publication number: 20170232644
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a method of forming a composite component. The method includes laying one or more layers of uncured composite material onto a mandrel. The mandrel which includes a plurality of conductive media dispersed in a thermoplastic material. An electric current is supplied to the mandrel to resistively heat the one or more layers of uncured composite material to a temperature sufficient to cure the one or more layers of uncured composite material to form a cured composite component. The mandrel is removed from the cured composite component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventor: Aaron Todd Sellinger
  • Publication number: 20170232688
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a method of manufacturing a layered component. The method includes changing a working pressure in a bladder having a shape and containing a fluid and a plurality of jamming media to convert the bladder into a rigid state. The working pressure is different than an ambient pressure. One or more layers of precursor material are laid on the bladder while the bladder is in the rigid state. The one or more layers of precursor material are processed to form the layered component. The working pressure in the bladder is returned to the ambient pressure to return the bladder to a flaccid state. The bladder, while in the flaccid state, is removed from the layered component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventor: Aaron Todd Sellinger