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).

  • 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
    Inventors: Daniel A. Bales, Agnes Klucha, Gregory M. Dolansky
  • Publication number: 20140093384
    Abstract: A method of forming a complex shaped part includes the steps of forming a polymer core by an additive manufacturing process. A metal is plated about surfaces of the polymer core, and the polymer core is removed, leaving hollows within a plate core. Metal powder is deposited within the hollows. An integral blade rotor is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Sergey Mironets, Wendell V. Twelves, Grant O. Cook, III, Robert P. Delisle, Agnes Klucha, William J. Ward
  • Publication number: 20130294901
    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: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Sergey Mironets, Wendell V. Twelves, Agnes Klucha
  • Publication number: 20130276461
    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: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Tracy A. Propheter-Hinckley, Sergio M. Loureiro, Agnes Klucha, Benjamin T. Fisk, Anita L. Tracy
  • Publication number: 20130193620
    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: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventors: Sergey Mironets, Agnes Klucha, Wendell V. Twelves, JR., Benjamin T. Fisk
  • Publication number: 20130026338
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a casting article for use in a casting process includes rapidly forming the casting article out of a metallic material. A ceramic coating is applied to an exterior surface of the casting article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: Lea Kennard Castle, Mario P. Bochiechio, Carl R. Verner, Steven J. Bullied, John Joseph Marcin, Kevin W. Chittenden, Hector M. Pinero, Agnes Klucha, Michael C. Reiter