Patents by Inventor Andrew Boyne

Andrew Boyne 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: 20200370201
    Abstract: A process for directional solidification of a cast part comprises energizing a primary inductive coil coupled to a chamber having a mold containing a material; energizing a primary inductive coil within the chamber to heat the mold via radiation from a susceptor, wherein the resultant electromagnetic field partially leaks through the susceptor coupled to the chamber between the primary inductive coil and the mold; determining a magnetic flux profile of the electromagnetic field; sensing a magnetic flux leakage past the susceptor within the chamber; generating a control field from a secondary compensation coil coupled to the chamber, wherein the control field controls the magnetic flux experienced by the cast part; and casting the material within the mold under the controlled degree of flux leakage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph V. Mantese, Thomas Anthony Rebbecchi, Ryan C. Breneman, Andrew Boyne, John Joseph Marcin, Dustin W. Davis, David Ulrich Furrer, James Tilsley Auxier
  • Publication number: 20200332435
    Abstract: An induction furnace assembly comprising a chamber having a mold; a primary inductive coil coupled to the chamber; a layered susceptor comprising at least two layers of magnetic field attenuating material surrounding the chamber between the primary inductive coil and the mold to nullify the electromagnetic field in the hot zone of the furnace chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph V. Mantese, Ryan C. Breneman, Thomas Anthony Rebbecchi, Andrew Boyne, John Joseph Marcin, Dustin W. Davis, David Ulrich Furrer, James Tilsley Auxier
  • Patent number: 10760179
    Abstract: A process for directional solidification of a cast part comprises energizing a primary inductive coil coupled to a chamber having a mold containing a material; energizing a primary inductive coil within the chamber to heat the mold via radiation from a susceptor, wherein the resultant electromagnetic field partially leaks through the susceptor coupled to the chamber between the primary inductive coil and the mold; determining a magnetic flux profile of the electromagnetic field; sensing a magnetic flux leakage past the susceptor within the chamber; generating a control field from a secondary compensation coil coupled to the chamber, wherein the control field controls the magnetic flux experienced by the cast part; and casting the material within the mold under the controlled degree of flux leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph V. Mantese, Thomas Anthony Rebbecchi, Ryan C. Breneman, Andrew Boyne, John Joseph Marcin, Dustin W. Davis, David Ulrich Furrer, James Tilsley Auxier
  • Patent number: 10711367
    Abstract: An induction furnace assembly comprising a chamber having a mold; a primary inductive coil coupled to the chamber; a layered susceptor comprising at least two layers of magnetic field attenuating material surrounding the chamber between the primary inductive coil and the mold to nullify the electromagnetic field in the hot zone of the furnace chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Technoiogies Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph V. Mantese, Ryan C. Breneman, Thomas Anthony Rebbecchi, Andrew Boyne, John Joseph Marcin, Dustin W. Davis, David Ulrich Furrer, James Tilsley Auxier
  • Publication number: 20200171567
    Abstract: A process for directional solidification of a cast part comprises energizing a primary inductive coil coupled to a chamber having a mold containing a material; generating an electromagnetic field with the primary inductive coil within the chamber, wherein said electromagnetic field is partially attenuated by a susceptor coupled to said chamber between said primary inductive coil and said mold; determining a magnetic flux profile of the electromagnetic field after it passes through the susceptor; sensing a component of the magnetic flux in the interior of the susceptor proximate the mold; positioning a mobile secondary compensation coil within the chamber; generating a control field from a secondary compensation coil, wherein said control field controls said magnetic flux; and casting the material within the mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Anthony Rebbecchi, Joseph V. Mantese, Ryan C. Breneman, Andrew Boyne, John Joseph Marcin, Dustin W. Davis, David Ulrich Furrer, James Tilsley Auxier
  • Publication number: 20200086383
    Abstract: A conveyor furnace system is provided that includes a housing, a conveyor, a vacuum device, and at least one heating element. The housing may have a first end and a second end. The conveyor may be configured to transit one or more component molds from the first end to the second end. The vacuum device may be configured to selectively produce a below atmospheric pressure within the housing. The at least one heating element may be disposed in the housing, and has a first end disposed adjacent the first end of the housing and a second end adjacent the second end of the housing. The at least one heating element is configured to provide a vertically tapered heating exposure in a direction from the first end of the housing to the second end of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Steven J. Bullied, Carl R. Verner, Grant Rubin, Andrew Boyne
  • Patent number: 10589351
    Abstract: A process for directional solidification of a cast part comprises energizing a primary inductive coil coupled to a chamber having a mold containing a material; generating an electromagnetic field with the primary inductive coil within the chamber, wherein said electromagnetic field is partially attenuated by a susceptor coupled to said chamber between said primary inductive coil and said mold; determining a magnetic flux profile of the electromagnetic field after it passes through the susceptor; sensing a component of the magnetic flux in the interior of the susceptor proximate the mold; positioning a mobile secondary compensation coil within the chamber; generating a control field from a secondary compensation coil, wherein said control field controls said magnetic flux; and casting the material within the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Anthony Rebbecchi, Joseph V. Mantese, Ryan C. Breneman, Andrew Boyne, John Joseph Marcin, Dustin W. Davis, David Ulrich Furrer, James Tilsley Auxier
  • Patent number: 10337121
    Abstract: An induction furnace assembly comprising a chamber having a mold; a primary inductive coil coupled to the chamber; a susceptor surrounding the chamber between the primary inductive coil and the mold; and a shield material contained in a reservoir coupled to or proximate the mold between the susceptor and the mold; the shield material configured to attenuate a portion of an electromagnetic flux generated by the primary induction coil that is not attenuated by the susceptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph V. Mantese, Ryan C. Breneman, Thomas Anthony Rebbecchi, Andrew Boyne, John Joseph Marcin, Dustin W. Davis, David Ulrich Furrer, James Tilsley Auxier
  • Publication number: 20190127882
    Abstract: An induction furnace assembly comprising a chamber having a mold; a primary inductive coil coupled to the chamber; a susceptor surrounding the chamber between the primary inductive coil and the mold; and a shield material contained in a reservoir coupled to or proximate the mold between the susceptor and the mold; the shield material configured to attenuate a portion of an electromagnetic flux generated by the primary induction coil that is not attenuated by the susceptor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph V. Mantese, Ryan C. Breneman, Thomas Anthony Rebbecchi, Andrew Boyne, John Joseph Marcin, Dustin W. Davis, David Ulrich Furrer, James Tilsley Auxier
  • Publication number: 20190127877
    Abstract: A process for directional solidification of a cast part comprises energizing a primary inductive coil coupled to a chamber having a mold containing a material; energizing a primary inductive coil within the chamber to heat the mold via radiation from a susceptor, wherein the resultant electromagnetic field partially leaks through the susceptor coupled to the chamber between the primary inductive coil and the mold; determining a magnetic flux profile of the electromagnetic field; sensing a magnetic flux leakage past the susceptor within the chamber; generating a control field from a secondary compensation coil coupled to the chamber, wherein the control field controls the magnetic flux experienced by the cast part; and casting the material within the mold under the controlled degree of flux leakage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph V. Mantese, Thomas Anthony Rebbecchi, Ryan C. Breneman, Andrew Boyne, John Joseph Marcin, Dustin W. Davis, David Ulrich Furrer, James Tilsley Auxier
  • Publication number: 20190126344
    Abstract: A process for directional solidification of a cast part comprises energizing a primary inductive coil coupled to a chamber having a mold containing a material; generating an electromagnetic field with the primary inductive coil within the chamber, wherein said electromagnetic field is partially attenuated by a susceptor coupled to said chamber between said primary inductive coil and said mold; determining a magnetic flux profile of the electromagnetic field after it passes through the susceptor; sensing a component of the magnetic flux in the interior of the susceptor proximate the mold; positioning a mobile secondary compensation coil within the chamber; generating a control field from a secondary compensation coil, wherein said control field controls said magnetic flux; and casting the material within the mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Anthony Rebbecchi, Joseph V. Mantese, Ryan C. Breneman, Andrew Boyne, John Joseph Marcin, Dustin W. Davis, David Ulrich Furrer, James Tilsley Auxier
  • Publication number: 20190127878
    Abstract: An induction furnace assembly comprising a chamber having a mold; a primary inductive coil coupled to the chamber; a layered susceptor comprising at least two layers of magnetic field attenuating material surrounding the chamber between the primary inductive coil and the mold to nullify the electromagnetic field in the hot zone of the furnace chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph V. Mantese, Ryan C. Breneman, Thomas Anthony Rebbecchi, Andrew Boyne, John Joseph Marcin, Dustin W. Davis, David Ulrich Furrer, James Tilsley Auxier