Patents by Inventor André FORTIN

André FORTIN 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: 10865761
    Abstract: There is disclosed an igniter for a gas turbine engine including: a base; a glow plug heater rod extending from the base along an axis and terminating in a rod end; and a fuel receiver adjacent the heater rod, the fuel receiver including a portion located closest to the heater rod, the rod end protruding axially relative to the axis from the fuel receiver portion located closest to the heater rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP
    Inventors: Richard Freer, Kian McCaldon, Tin-Cheung John Hu, Michel Bousquet, André Fortin
  • Publication number: 20200080483
    Abstract: There is disclosed an igniter for a gas turbine engine including: a base, a glow plug heater rod extending from the base along an axis and terminating in a rod end, and a plurality of fins disposed circumferentially around the glow plug heater rod, the fins extending axially along at least a portion of the glow plug heater rod. A gas turbine engine including such an igniter is further disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Richard FREER, Kian MCCALDON, Tin-Cheung John HU, Michel BOUSQUET, André FORTIN
  • Publication number: 20200080482
    Abstract: There is disclosed an igniter for a gas turbine engine including: a base; a glow plug heater rod extending from the base along an axis and terminating in a rod end; and a structure having open porosity disposed adjacent the glow plug heater rod. A method of operating the igniter and a gas turbine engine having such an igniter are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Richard FREER, Kian MCCALDON, Tin-Cheung John HU, Michel BOUSQUET, André FORTIN
  • Publication number: 20200080530
    Abstract: There is disclosed an igniter for a gas turbine engine including: a base; a glow plug heater rod extending from the base along an axis and terminating in a rod end; and a fuel receiver adjacent the heater rod, the fuel receiver including a portion located closest to the heater rod, the rod end protruding axially relative to the axis from the fuel receiver portion located closest to the heater rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Freer, Kian McCaldon, Tin-Cheung John Hu, Michel Bousquet, André Fortin
  • Publication number: 20200080491
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of servicing a gas turbine engine having a spark plug igniter connected to a spark plug igniter socket of the engine, the method including: removing the spark plug from the spark plug igniter socket of the gas turbine engine; inserting a glow plug igniter having a base configured for matingly engaging the spark plug igniter socket; and securing the glow plug igniter to the gas turbine engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Richard FREER, Kian MCCALDON, Tin-Cheung John HU, Michel BOUSQUET, André FORTIN
  • Publication number: 20200080486
    Abstract: There is disclosed an igniter for a gas turbine engine including: a base; a glow plug heater rod extending from the base along an axis and terminating in a rod end; and a sleeve extending at least partially axially along the heater rod, the sleeve having an inner surface facing and spaced apart from the rod, the inner surface defining a pocket adjacent to the heater rod and having a radial depth relative to the axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Richard FREER, Kian MCCALDON, Tin-Cheung John HU, Michel BOUSQUET, André FORTIN
  • Publication number: 20200080484
    Abstract: There is disclosed an igniter for a gas turbine engine including: a base including a securing assembly configured to be matingly connected to a casing of the gas turbine engine, a glow plug heater rod extending from the base along an axis and terminating in a rod end, a combustor liner plug extending circumferentially around the heater rod, the combustor liner plug being sized and configured to extend inside an aperture in a combustor liner of the gas turbine engine when the base is connected to the casing between the heater rod and a periphery of the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Richard FREER, Kian MCCALDON, Tin-Cheung John HU, Michel BOUSQUET, André FORTIN
  • Publication number: 20200080489
    Abstract: There is disclosed an igniter for a gas turbine engine including: a base, a glow plug heater rod, the heater rod extending from the base along an axis and terminating in a rod end, a peripheral wall extending circumferentially around the rod end and having a distal end directed away from the base, a gap between the peripheral wall and the heater rod, the rod end being axially retracted relative the distal end of the peripheral wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Richard FREER, Kian MCCALDON, Tin-Cheung John HU, Michel BOUSQUET, André FORTIN
  • Publication number: 20200080488
    Abstract: There is disclosed an igniter for a gas turbine engine including: a base including a securing assembly configured to be matingly connected to a casing of the gas turbine engine, a glow plug heater rod extending from the base along an axis to a rod end distal from the base, the glow plug heater rod sized such that that the rod end is exposed to a combustion chamber of the gas turbine engine when the base is connected to the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Richard FREER, Kian MCCALDON, Tin-Cheung John HU, Michel BOUSQUET, André FORTIN
  • Publication number: 20200080490
    Abstract: There is disclosed an igniter for a gas turbine engine including: a base including a securing assembly configured to be matingly connected to a casing of the gas turbine engine, a glow plug heater rod, the glow plug heater rod extending from the base along an axis and terminating in a rod end, a flow impeding member extending along the axis and having a distal end spaced from the base and extending axially relative to the axis beyond the rod end, the flow impeding member sized and configured such that the distal end extends into a combustion chamber of the gas turbine engine upon the base connected to the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Richard FREER, Kian MCCALDON, Tin-Cheung John HU, Michel BOUSQUET, André FORTIN
  • Publication number: 20200080529
    Abstract: There is disclosed an igniter for a gas turbine engine including: a base, a glow plug heater rod, the glow plug heater rod extending from the base along an axis and terminating in a rod end, a sleeve extending circumferentially around the glow plug heater rod along at least a portion of a length of the glow plug heater rod, the sleeve having an inner surface spaced from the glow plug heater rod to provide a gap between the inner surface and the glow plug heater rod, the gap extending radially relative to said axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Richard FREER, Kian MCCALDON, Tin-Cheung John HU, Michel BOUSQUET, André FORTIN
  • Publication number: 20200080492
    Abstract: There is disclosed an igniter for a gas turbine engine including: a base, a glow plug heater rod extending from the base along an axis and terminating in a rod end, a sleeve extending circumferentially around the glow plug heater rod along at least a portion of a length of the glow plug heater rod, the igniter having a ventilation path extending from an inlet to an outlet, the inlet fluidly connectable to a spacing located between a casing and a combustor liner of the gas turbine engine, the outlet extending circumferentially around the glow plug heater rod and oriented axially relative to the axis, the outlet fluidly connectable to a combustion chamber of the gas turbine engine delimited by the combustor liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Richard FREER, Kian MCCALDON, Tin-Cheung John HU, Michel BOUSQUET, André FORTIN
  • Patent number: 10513790
    Abstract: A dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma apparatus for synthesizing metal particles is provided. The DBD plasma apparatus includes an electrolyte vessel for receiving an electrolyte solution comprising metal ions; an electrode spaced-apart from the electrolyte vessel; a dielectric barrier interposed between the electrolyte vessel and the electrode such that, when the electrolyte solution is present in the electrolyte vessel, the dielectric barrier and an upper surface of the electrolyte solution are spaced-apart from each other and define a discharge area therebetween; and gas inlet and outlet ports in fluid communication with the discharge area such that supplying gas in the discharge area while applying an electrical potential difference between the electrode and the electrolyte solution cause a plasma to be produced onto the electrolyte solution, the plasma interacting with the metal ions and synthesizing metal particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSITÉ LAVAL
    Inventors: Marc-André Fortin, Mathieu Bouchard, Christian Sarra-Bournet, Stéphane Turgeon
  • Publication number: 20190291588
    Abstract: A charging connector includes a first electrical socket and a second electrical socket. A first sleeve and a second sleeve are provided, such that the first sleeve is concentrically coupled to the first electrical socket and the second sleeve is concentrically coupled to the second electrical socket. A manifold assembly is adapted to enclose the first and second electrical sockets and the first and second sleeves, such that the first and second sleeves and the manifold assembly create a hollow interior space there between. An inlet conduit and an outlet conduit within the manifold assembly such that inlet conduit, the interior space, and the outlet conduit together create a fluid flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Tesla, Inc.
    Inventors: Chuen Chou, Pascal-Andre Fortin
  • Publication number: 20190030983
    Abstract: A thermal protection system includes an electrical circuit and a thermal switch. The electrical circuit transmits an electrical signal between a charge source and a charge receiver during a charging process. The thermal switch is placed in-line with the electrical circuit. The thermal switch opens above a threshold temperature to block transmission of the electrical signal. Blocking the transmission of the electrical signal causes the charging process to stop. In further examples, the charge source includes and electric vehicle charging system and the charge receiver includes an electric vehicle. In further examples, the electrical signal is required for compliance with one or more electric vehicle charging standards implemented by the electric vehicle charging system and the electric vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Allen Ham Miller, Paul Guerra, Pascal-Andre Fortin, Frank Spiteri
  • Publication number: 20180051382
    Abstract: A dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma apparatus for synthesizing metal particles is provided. The DBD plasma apparatus includes an electrolyte vessel for receiving an electrolyte solution comprising metal ions; an electrode spaced-apart from the electrolyte vessel; a dielectric barrier interposed between the electrolyte vessel and the electrode such that, when the electrolyte solution is present in the electrolyte vessel, the dielectric barrier and an upper surface of the electrolyte solution are spaced-apart from each other and define a discharge area therebetween; and gas inlet and outlet ports in fluid communication with the discharge area such that supplying gas in the discharge area while applying an electrical potential difference between the electrode and the electrolyte solution cause a plasma to be produced onto the electrolyte solution, the plasma interacting with the metal ions and synthesizing metal particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Marc-André FORTIN, Mathieu BOUCHARD, Christian SARRA-BOURNET, Stéphane TURGEON
  • Patent number: 7921614
    Abstract: A fire-rated light kit for a fire-resistant partition includes a track for holding a window pane in an aperture of the partition. The track includes a channel for capturing an edge of the window pane, and a flange. A first intumescent material is positioned under the track to seal between the track and the partition. A second intumescent layer is positioned on top of the track. A flammable molding material can be positioned over the flange of the track. In the event of heat or flame, the second intumescent layer expands and pushes the flammable trim away from the glass and/or partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Lexington Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Andre Fortin, Robert G. Dimke
  • Publication number: 20090205271
    Abstract: A fire-rated light kit for a fire-resistant partition includes a track for holding a window pane in an aperture of the partition. The track includes a channel for capturing an edge of the window pane, and a flange. A first intumescent material is positioned under the track to seal between the track and the partition. A second intumescent layer is positioned on top of the track. A flammable molding material can be positioned over the flange of the track. In the event of heat or flame, the second intumescent layer expands and pushes the flammable trim away from the glass and/or partition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventors: Andre Fortin, Robert G. Dimke
  • Publication number: 20070000925
    Abstract: A fire and heat resistant storage unit for housing electronic media includes a core body portion of heat resistant material surrounded by an outer shell. An opening in a bottom wall of the outer shell allows a user access to a housing unit that is placed in the core body portion. A locking cap seals off the opening in the outer shell and a handle attached to the outer shell aids a user in flipping the storage unit from an access position in which a user can access the housing, to a storage or in-use position in which the bottom wall is directly adjacent a relatively planar support surface. Such a configuration significantly increases the fire and heat resistance of the storage unit and allows electronic media to be stored safely without being damaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Inventor: Andre Fortin
  • Publication number: 20060096240
    Abstract: A laminated fire door including a core, containing panels or boards made from an organic material including flax, and a fibrous binder constituting a sodium silicate adhesive, is used to make a door exhibits at least a 45 minute fire rating. In accordance with a preferred form of the invention, the fire door core is formed by using a silicate adhesive, preferably sodium silicate, in the order of 25 mils (0.6 mm) to laminate together two flax boards, each having a thickness in the range of 0.625-0.875 inches (approximately 16-22 mm), with each of the laminated flax boards having a density of between 20 and 45 pounds per cubic foot (320-700 kgs/m3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2004
    Publication date: May 11, 2006
    Inventor: Andre Fortin