Patents by Inventor Carl R. Verner

Carl R. Verner 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: 8757243
    Abstract: A method for controlling a temperature of a portion of a die casting system having a shot tube plunger, according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, communicating a fluid through a fluid inlet of a fluid passageway of a thermal control scheme of the shot tube plunger. The fluid circulates through the fluid passageway of the thermal control scheme to selectively adjust a temperature of the shot tube plunger. The fluid is discharged through a fluid outlet of the fluid passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Mario P. Bochiechio, Mark F. Bartholomew, Carl R. Verner, John F. Blondin
  • Publication number: 20140079542
    Abstract: A casting mold assembly comprises an airfoil defining section and a casting core. The airfoil defining section includes an outer mold wall and a direct-shelled inner mold wall. The direct-shelled inner mold wall is disposed within a forward chordwise portion of the airfoil defining section. The direct-shelled inner mold wall includes an aft end having an external radius measuring more than about 0.075 in. (1.9 mm). The casting core is secured within an aft chordwise portion of the airfoil defining section, and includes an aft end with an external radius measuring less than about 0.075 in. (1.9 mm). A cast component and a method for making the casting mold assembly are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven J. Bullied, Carl R. Verner, Steven D. Porter, James B. Park
  • Patent number: 8561668
    Abstract: A rapid manufacturing method includes forming tooling in a rapid manufacturing process. The tooling is coated with a conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Lea Kennard Castle, John Joseph Marcin, Steven J. Bullied, Mario P. Bochiecchio, Kevin W. Chittenden, Carl R. Verner
  • Publication number: 20130081775
    Abstract: A method for die casting a hybrid component includes defining a cavity within a die element of a die and inserting a spar into the cavity. Molten metal is injected into the die element. The molten metal is solidified within the cavity to cast the hybrid component. The spar establishes an internal structure of the hybrid component. The spar includes a high melting temperature material that defines a first melting temperature greater than a second melting temperature of the molten metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventors: Steven J. Bullied, John Joseph Marcin, Carl R. Verner
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130025810
    Abstract: A rapid manufacturing method includes forming tooling in a rapid manufacturing process. The tooling is coated with a conductive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: Lea Kennard Castle, John Joseph Marcin, Steven J. Bullied, Mario P. Bochiecchio, Kevin W. Chittenden, Carl R. Verner
  • Patent number: 8356655
    Abstract: A shot tube plunger of a die casting system includes a tip portion and a thermal control scheme at least partially disposed within the shot tube plunger. The thermal control scheme includes a fluid passageway having at least one coiled portion that receives a fluid to adjust a temperature of the shot tube plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Mario P. Bochiechio, Mark F. Bartholomew, Carl R. Verner, John F. Blondin
  • Patent number: 8302668
    Abstract: A hybrid core assembly for a casting process includes a ceramic core portion, a first refractory metal core portion and a first plate positioned between the ceramic core portion and the first refractory metal core portion. The ceramic core portion includes a first trough. A portion of the refractory metal core portion is received in the first trough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Steven J. Bullied, Carl R. Verner, John Joseph Marcin, Tracy A. Propheter-Hinckley
  • Patent number: 8303255
    Abstract: Shaft trim balancing devices, related systems and methods are provided. In this regard, an representative device for trim balancing a rotatable shaft includes: an intermediate section being annularly shaped and having terminating ends spaced from each other in an uncompressed state of the device; and first and second sets of counterweights extending longitudinally from opposing sides of the intermediate section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Amarnath Ramlogan, Celerick D. Stephens, Bradley A. Smith, Eli J. Morales, Carl R. Verner, Karen Soto, Michael Abbott, John J. O'Connor, Kenneth R. Ayers
  • Publication number: 20120211193
    Abstract: A die casting system includes a die, a shot tube, a melting system and a vacuum system. The die includes a plurality of die components that define a die cavity. The shot tube is in fluid communication with the die cavity and is operable to deliver a charge of material to the die cavity. The melting system is positioned adjacent to the die and includes an alloy loader, a melting unit and a crucible. The vacuum system defines a first chamber and a second chamber separated from the first chamber by an isolation valve. The melting system is disposed within the first chamber, and the die is disposed within the second chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Mario P. Bochiechio, John Joseph Marcin, Carl R. Verner, John F. Blondin, Mark F. Bartholomew, Raymond P. Ristau, Kevin W. Chittenden, Gary M. Tamiso, Robert C. Renaud, Dennis M. Kraemer, Robert E. LeBrun, Paul R. Zamjohn, Charles A. Roohr, Kerry Kozaczuk, Roy A. Garrison, Steven J. Bullied
  • Publication number: 20120199305
    Abstract: A shot tube plunger of a die casting system includes a tip portion and a thermal control scheme at least partially disposed within the shot tube plunger. The thermal control scheme includes a fluid passageway having at least one coiled portion that receives a fluid to adjust a temperature of the shot tube plunger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Mario P. Bochiechio, Mark F. Bartholomew, Carl R. Verner, John F. Blondin
  • Publication number: 20120111522
    Abstract: A die casting system includes a die, a shot tube and a shot tube plunger. The die casting system is positioned relative to a surface. The die includes a plurality of die components that define a die cavity. The shot tube is in fluid communication with the die cavity. The shot tube plunger is moveable within the shot tube to communicate molten metal into the die cavity. Each of the die, the shot tube and the shot tube plunger are inclined at an angle relative to the surface during injection of the molten metal into the die cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Steven J. Bullied, Carl R. Verner, Gaurav M. Patel
  • Publication number: 20120111523
    Abstract: A die casting system includes a die, a shot tube, a shot tube plunger and a melting unit. The die includes a plurality of die components that define a die cavity. The shot tube is in fluid communication with the die cavity. A shot tube plunger is moveable within the shot tube to communicate a charge of material into the die cavity. The melting unit is positioned relative to the die and includes a bottom portion having an opening for selectively releasing a charge of material through the bottom portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Mario P. Bochiechio, John Joseph Marcin, Carl R. Verner, Steven J. Bullied
  • Publication number: 20120111521
    Abstract: A method of die casting a component having an integral seal includes defining a first portion of a die cavity of a die to include an open cell structure. A second portion of the die is defined without the open cell structure. Molten metal is injected into the die cavity, and the molten metal is solidified within the die cavity to form the component having the integral seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Steven J. Bullied, Carl R. Verner, Gaurav M. Patel
  • Publication number: 20120114491
    Abstract: An example die casting system includes a die that defines a cavity having a first section and a second section. The first section is configured to receive a first portion of a component. The second section is configured to receive a molten material. The die holds the molten material as the molten material solidifies to form a second portion of the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Mario P. Bochiechio, Steven J. Bulliad, Carl R. Verner
  • Publication number: 20120111526
    Abstract: An example die casting system includes a die comprised of a plurality of die components that define a die cavity configured to receive a molten metal. One of the die components comprises a material that is not reactive with the molten metal and has a melting temperature above 815 degrees Celsius.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Mario P. Bochiechio, Dilip M. Shah, Lea Kennard Castle, Douglas M. Berczik, John Joseph Marcin, Carl R. Verner
  • Publication number: 20120111524
    Abstract: A shot tube plunger for a die casting system includes a first face, an opposing second face and an outer surface disposed between said first face and said opposing second face. A channel circumferentially extends about the outer surface. The channel is operable to receive a portion of a charge of material introduced into the die casting system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Kevin W. Schlichting, Steven J. Bullied, Carl R. Verner, Benjamin Joseph Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20120043046
    Abstract: A molding process utilizes a seed with a columnar grain structure for defining a desired grain structure in a completed casting. The seed is received within a seed cavity of a mold. The molten material adopts the orientation of the columns defined within the seed during solidification to form a completed molded article having a desired columnar grain structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: Steven J. Bullied, Carl R. Verner, Mario P. Bochiechio, John Joseph Marcin, Kevin W. Chittenden
  • Patent number: 8083511
    Abstract: System and methods involving pattern molds are provided. In this regard, a representative system includes a mold assembly unit having a movable fixture holder operative to engage a portion of a pattern mold and position the pattern mold for assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: United Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Hasselberg, Carl R. Verner, Steven J. Bullied, Mark F. Bartholomew
  • Patent number: 8079400
    Abstract: A molding process utilizes a seed with a columnar grain structure for defining a desired grain structure in a completed casting. The seed is received within a seed cavity of a mold. The molten material adopts the orientation of the columns defined within the seed during solidification to form a completed molded article having a desired columnar grain structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Steven J. Bullied, Carl R. Verner, Mario P. Bochiechio, John Joseph Marcin, Kevin W. Chittenden