Patents by Inventor Andrew MacGee

Andrew MacGee 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: 9682830
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a transfer assembly for transferring articles from a first moving carrier to a second moving carrier is provided. The method comprises providing a programmable motor and a motor control system. The motor control system and the programmable motor define an excitation frequency. The method comprises providing a carrier member comprising a housing comprising a wall and shifting a natural frequency of the carrier member by forming the wall with a first carbon fiber layer having a first fiber orientation extending in a first direction and with a second carbon fiber layer having a second fiber orientation extending in a second direction that is different than the first direction. The shifting the natural frequency establishes the natural frequency of the carrier member to be at least 1.1 times greater than or at least 1.1 times less than the excitation frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Bryan Wesley Bauman, Scott Alan King, Jennifer Lynn Tuertscher, Andrew MacGee, Markus Grädler, Christian Hans Günther Fuchs
  • Patent number: 9475654
    Abstract: An apparatus for transferring one or more articles from a first carrier moving at a first speed to a second carrier moving at a second speed that is different than the first speed is provided. The apparatus comprises a programmable motor and a carrier member operably engaged with the programmable motor. The carrier member comprises a housing comprising a wall and an outer surface configured to receive the one or more articles from the first moving carrier in a receiving zone and configured to deposit the one or more articles onto the second moving carrier in an application zone. The wall comprises carbon fiber. The programmable motor is configured to move the outer surface of the housing at a third speed through the receiving zone and at a fourth speed through the application zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Scott Alan King, Jennifer Lynn Tuertscher, Bryan Wesley Bauman, Andrew MacGee, Markus Grädler, Christian Hans Günther Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20160194162
    Abstract: An apparatus for transferring one or more articles from a first carrier moving at a first speed to a second carrier moving at a second speed that is different than the first speed is provided. The apparatus comprises a programmable motor and a carrier member operably engaged with the programmable motor. The carrier member comprises a housing comprising a wall and an outer surface configured to receive the one or more articles from the first moving carrier in a receiving zone and configured to deposit the one or more articles onto the second moving carrier in an application zone. The wall comprises carbon fiber. The programmable motor is configured to move the outer surface of the housing at a third speed through the receiving zone and at a fourth speed through the application zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Scott Alan KING, Jennifer Lynn TUERTSCHER, Bryan Wesley BAUMAN, Andrew MacGEE, Markus GRÄDLER, Christian, Hans, Günther FUCHS
  • Publication number: 20160194163
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a transfer assembly for transferring articles from a first moving carrier to a second moving carrier is provided. The method comprises providing a programmable motor and a motor control system. The motor control system and the programmable motor define an excitation frequency. The method comprises providing a carrier member comprising a housing comprising a wall and shifting a natural frequency of the carrier member by forming the wall with a first carbon fiber layer having a first fiber orientation extending in a first direction and with a second carbon fiber layer having a second fiber orientation extending in a second direction that is different than the first direction. The shifting the natural frequency establishes the natural frequency of the carrier member to be at least 1.1 times greater than or at least 1.1 times less than the excitation frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Bryan Wesley BAUMAN, Scott Alan KING, Jennifer Lynn TUERTSCHER, Andrew MacGEE, Markus GRÄDLER, Christian, Hans, Günther FUCHS
  • Patent number: 5088279
    Abstract: A duct support assembly includes first and second spaced rings joined by a plurality of circumferentially spaced links. First and second means pivotally join the links to the first and second rings, and the links may be assembled through an outer surface of the first ring and are adjustable from the first ring outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1992
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Andrew MacGee
  • Patent number: 5085559
    Abstract: Metal darts are captured either in bonded assembly or in riveted assembly with composite airfoil skins. The darts have a thin fin extending rearward with a dam at its rear end forming a hot air duct on either side of the fin. As hot compressor bleed air is diverted down through the fin duct, heat is transferred forward to the dart leading edge. The fin may contain ripples or other perturbances to improve heat transfer if necessary. Sufficient heat should be transferred to inhibit ice buildup on the final coating that covers the entire airfoil and further provides FOD protection by having a metal leading edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1992
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Lewis J. Stoffer, Andrew MacGee
  • Patent number: 4971497
    Abstract: A flush mounting fastener system for threadably attaching a threaded member to a plate or shell structure is described which comprises in one representative embodiment an internally threaded bushing flanged on a first end for attachment to the housing within a hole of preselected size in the housing, a plurality of circumferentially spaced crenelations of preselected size and spacing on the second end of the bushing, an insert threaded on the outer surface for threadably engaging the bushing and on the inner surface for threadably attaching a threaded member to the housing structure, and a plurality of tangs on one end of the insert corresponding in size and spacing with the spaced crenelations in the bushing and being radially outwardly bendable into spaces between the crenelations to lock the insert within the bushing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1990
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Lewis J. Stoffer, Andrew MacGee
  • Patent number: 4712370
    Abstract: A seal assembly 34 for forming an air seal around conduits or accessories 32 crossing aircraft engine bypass ducts 30. The seal assembly comprises a seal retainer plate 40, a seal plate 36 and a seal ring 44. The seal ring 44 has two opposingly sprung legs which seat and form air seals at the duct wall 30 and the seal plate 36.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1987
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventor: Andrew MacGee