Patents by Inventor Agnes Klucha

Agnes Klucha 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: 10549520
    Abstract: A structure includes a first body section that has a wall that spans in a vertical direction. The wall has a relatively thin thickness with respect to a length and a width of the wall. A second body section is arranged next to, but spaced apart from, the first body section. A gusset connects the first body section and the second body section. The gusset extends obliquely from the wall of the first body section with respect to the vertical direction such that the gusset is self-supporting. The first body section has a geometry that corresponds to an end-use component exclusive of the gusset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sergey Mironets, Lyutsia Dautova, Joseph Ott, Christopher F. O'Neill, Robert P. Delisle, Jesse R. Boyer, Agnes Klucha, Louis Porretti
  • Patent number: 9770866
    Abstract: An example multi-dimensional component building system includes a first chamber having at least one base disposed therein, a second chamber adjacent to and in fluid communication with the first chamber through a first door, and a third chamber adjacent to and in fluid communication with the second chamber through a second door. The second chamber is fluidly sealed from the first chamber if the first door is in a closed position. The second chamber is configured to receive the at least one base via a first transfer mechanism if the fluid parameters of the first chamber are approximately equal to the fluid parameters of the second chamber. The second chamber includes a directed heat source and a build-up material configured to form a component on the at least one base by melting or sintering. The third chamber is fluidly sealed from the second chamber if the first door is in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sergey Mironets, Agnes Klucha, Wendell V. Twelves, Jr., Benjamin T. Fisk
  • Publication number: 20170184120
    Abstract: An airfoil includes an airfoil body including a first side wall and a second side wall that is spaced apart from the first side wall. A longitudinally elongated rib connects the first side wall and the second side wall and divides a cavity into a forward section and an aft section. The longitudinally elongated rib includes at least one opening fluidly connecting the forward section and the aft section of the cavity. The opening is located in a lateral central portion of the longitudinally elongated rib with regard to the longitudinal axis such that first and second sections of the longitudinally elongated rib bound respective lateral sides of the at least one opening. The opening defines a maximum dimension along a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. The maximum dimension is greater than a minimum dimension of each of the first and second sections in the same direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Tracy A. Propheter-Hinckley, Sergio M. Loureiro, Agnes Klucha, Benjamin T. Fisk, Anita L. Tracy
  • Patent number: 9682424
    Abstract: A pulverant material supply system has an outer shell, an inner shell, and a plurality of openings to a passage within the inner shell to allow a reducing fluid into the pulverant material contained therein. The liner is made from a non-evaporable getter alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Sergey Mironets, Michael C. Reiter, Agnes Klucha, Youping Gao
  • Patent number: 9656344
    Abstract: A method of forming an object includes installing multiple foil drums within a processing chamber of an ultrasonic consolidation system. The multiple foil drums each include different materials than the other foil drums. The multiple foil drums are positioned so that one of the foils is selected to be placed on top of the build platform. The selected foil is welded onto the build platform or onto a previously processed layer. A portion of the welded foil is then cut. The multiple foil drums are retracted away from the build platform. The portion of the welded foil that was just cut is then consolidated to the object. The build platform is incrementally lowered before the process is repeated to form the next layer of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Lexia Kironn, Sergey Mironets, Wendell V. Twelves, Jr., Agnes Klucha
  • Publication number: 20170021606
    Abstract: A structure includes a first body section that has a wall that spans in a vertical direction. The wall has a relatively thin thickness with respect to a length and a width of the wall. A second body section is arranged next to, but spaced apart from, the first body section. A gusset connects the first body section and the second body section. The gusset extends obliquely from the wall of the first body section with respect to the vertical direction such that the gusset is self-supporting. The first body section has a geometry that corresponds to an end-use component exclusive of the gusset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Sergey Mironets, Lyutsia Dautova, Joseph Ott, Christopher F. O'Neill, Robert P. Delisle, Jesse R. Boyer, Agnes Klucha, Louis Porretti
  • Publication number: 20160332381
    Abstract: A system is provided for additively manufacturing a part. This additive manufacturing system includes a base, a solidification device and a detection device. The base is adapted to support material; e.g., powder material. The solidification device is adapted to solidify at least a portion of the supported material to form at least a portion of the part. The detection device is adapted to detect emissions produced by the solidification of at least a portion of the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Yu Long, Yan Zhang, Sergey Mironets, Tahany Ibrahim El-Wardany, Agnes Klucha
  • Patent number: 9486963
    Abstract: A powder-derived, non-finished work piece includes a first body section that has a wall that spans in a vertical direction. The wall has a relatively thin thickness with respect to a length and a width of the wall. A second body section is arranged next to, but spaced apart from, the first body section. A gusset connects the first body section and the second body section. The gusset extends obliquely from the wall of the first body section with respect to the vertical direction such that the gusset is self-supporting. The first body section has a geometry that corresponds to an end-use component exclusive of the gusset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Sergey Mironets, Lyutsia Dautova, Joseph Ott, Christopher F. O'Neill, Robert P. Delisle, Jesse R. Boyer, Agnes Klucha, Louis Porretti
  • Patent number: 9475118
    Abstract: A method of component forming according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, positioning a metal powder in a mold cavity, melting the metal powder within the mold cavity, and cooling the melted metal powder to form a component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Sergey Mironets, Wendell V. Twelves, Agnes Klucha
  • Publication number: 20160303798
    Abstract: A method of forming a component includes preparing a starting powder and spreading the powder on a platform to form a first layer. A first mask with a plurality of openings is placed over the platform and the platform is irradiated with an energy source, such that the energy passes through the openings in the mask and transforms selected regions of the first layer into a denser form of matter according to a 3-D model of the component stored in a control system of the device. The platform is then indexed down one layer of thickness and a second layer of powder is spread on the first layer. A second mask with a plurality of openings is positioned between the energy source and the first layer and the first layer is irradiated with energy that passes through the mask and transforms selected regions of the second layer into a denser form of matter. The platform is indexed down one layer of thickness again and the process repeated until the component is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sergey Mironets, Agnes Klucha
  • Patent number: 9470095
    Abstract: An airfoil includes an airfoil body that defines a longitudinal axis. The airfoil body includes a leading edge and a trailing edge and a first side wall and a second side wall that is spaced apart from the first side wall. The first side wall and the second side wall join the leading edge and the trailing edge and at least partially define a cavity in the airfoil body. A lattice network connects the first side and the second side. The lattice network includes at least one enlarged node spaced apart from the first side wall and the second side wall and ribs that extend from the at least one enlarged node. Each of the ribs connects to one of the first side wall and the second side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Tracy A. Propheter-Hinckley, Sergio M. Loureiro, Agnes Klucha, Benjamin T. Fisk, Anita L. Tracy
  • Patent number: 9393620
    Abstract: A gas turbine airfoil having internal cooling passages is formed by additive manufacturing. Layers of superalloy powder are fused by an energy beam using a two-dimensional pattern providing unmelted areas forming passageways therein. Layers of the powder are added and fused using sufficient two-dimensional patterns to form the entire airfoil with the desired pattern of internal cooling passages. After completion of the formation of the airfoil, it may be hot isostatic pressed, directionally recrystallized, bond coated, and covered with a thermal barrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel A. Bales, Agnes Klucha, Gregory M. Dolansky
  • Publication number: 20160193688
    Abstract: A method of forming an object includes installing multiple foil drums within a processing chamber of an ultrasonic consolidation system. The multiple foil drums each include different materials than the other foil drums. The multiple foil drums are positioned so that one of the foils is selected to be placed on top of the build platform. The selected foil is welded onto the build platform or onto a previously processed layer. A portion of the welded foil is then cut. The multiple foil drums are retracted away from the build platform. The portion of the welded foil that was just cut is then consolidated to the object. The build platform is incrementally lowered before the process is repeated to form the next layer of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Lexia Kironn, Sergey Mironets, Wendell V. Twelves, JR., Agnes Klucha
  • Publication number: 20160067820
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing apparatus comprises a laser beam generator, a build surface spaced apart from the laser beam generator, and first and second adjacent optical elements disposed along a beam travel path between the laser beam generator and the build surface. The first optical element is continuously rotatable about a beam steering axis and the second optical element is continuously rotatable about the beam steering axis independently of the first optical element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Sergey MIRONETS, Agnes KLUCHA, Wendell V. TWELVES, JR.
  • Publication number: 20160067779
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing system comprises a build chamber, a powder bed additive manufacturing device disposed in the build chamber, and a powder contamination detection system. The powder contamination detection system is in communication with an atmosphere in the build chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Lyutsia DAUTOVA, Sergey MIRONETS, Agnes KLUCHA, Wendell V TWELVES
  • Publication number: 20150069668
    Abstract: An example multi-dimensional component building system includes a first chamber having at least one base disposed therein, a second chamber adjacent to and in fluid communication with the first chamber through a first door, and a third chamber adjacent to and in fluid communication with the second chamber through a second door. The second chamber is fluidly sealed from the first chamber if the first door is in a closed position. The second chamber is configured to receive the at least one base via a first transfer mechanism if the fluid parameters of the first chamber are approximately equal to the fluid parameters of the second chamber. The second chamber includes a directed heat source and a build-up material configured to form a component on the at least one base by melting or sintering. The third chamber is fluidly sealed from the second chamber if the first door is in a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Sergey Mironets, Agnes Klucha, Wendell V. Twelves, JR., Benjamin T. Fisk
  • Patent number: 8915728
    Abstract: An example multi-dimensional component building system includes a first chamber having at least one base, a second chamber adjacent to and in fluid communication with the first chamber through a first door, and a third chamber adjacent to and in fluid communication with the second chamber through a second door. The second chamber is fluidly sealed from the first chamber if the first door is in a closed position. The second chamber includes a directed heat source, a build-up material and is configured to receive the at least one base if the fluid parameters of the first chamber and second chamber are approximately equal. The third chamber is fluidly sealed from the second chamber if the first door is in a closed position. The third chamber is configured to receive the at least one base, having a formed component disposed thereon, if the second door is in an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Sergey Mironets, Agnes Klucha, Wendell V. Twelves, Jr., Benjamin T. Fisk
  • Publication number: 20140186098
    Abstract: A powder-derived, non-finished work piece includes a first body section that has a wall that spans in a vertical direction. The wall has a relatively thin thickness with respect to a length and a width of the wall. A second body section is arranged next to, but spaced apart from, the first body section. A gusset connects the first body section and the second body section. The gusset extends obliquely from the wall of the first body section with respect to the vertical direction such that the gusset is self-supporting. The first body section has a geometry that corresponds to an end-use component exclusive of the gusset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sergey Mironets, Lyutsia Dautova, Joseph Ott, Christopher F. O'Neill, Robert P. Delisle, Jesse R. Boyer, Agnes Klucha, Louis Porretti
  • Publication number: 20140178241
    Abstract: A pulverant material supply system has an outer shell, an inner shell, and a plurality of openings to a passage within the inner shell to allow a reducing fluid into the pulverant material contained therein. The liner is made from a non-evaporable getter alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Sergey Mironets, Michael C. Reiter, Agnes Klucha, Youping Gao
  • Publication number: 20140169981
    Abstract: A gas turbine airfoil having internal cooling passages is formed by additive manufacturing. Layers of superalloy powder are fused by an energy beam using a two-dimensional pattern providing unmelted areas forming passageways therein. Layers of the powder are added and fused using sufficient two-dimensional patterns to form the entire airfoil with the desired pattern of internal cooling passages. After completion of the formation of the airfoil, it may be hot isostatic pressed, directionally recrystallized, bond coated, and covered with a thermal barrier layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel A. Bales, Agnes Klucha, Gregory M. Dolansky