Patents by Inventor Charles R. Watson

Charles R. Watson 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: 10470497
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, apparatuses, and methods for assembling cartridges for aerosol delivery devices. The cartridges may be assembled by transporting carriages between various substations at which parts are added to a base. In another assembly method, the base may be moved between a plurality of robots which direct the base downwardly into contact with components to couple the components therewith. An inspection system may inspect the cartridges at various stages of completion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederic Philippe Ampolini, Timothy Brian Nestor, Jack Gray Flinchum, Jr., Wayne Douglas Brown, Nicholas Harrison Watson, Charles Jacob Novak, III, Paul Andrew Brinkley, James Robert Covino, John DePiano, Edward Louis Dickinson, Eugene R. Harris, Kevin Edward Keough, David Jay Smith, John Hook, Michael LaCourse, Robert Metcalf, Steven Hart, David Pelletier, Marc Bourque, Nathaniel Cambray, John William Wolber, James William McClellan, Steven R. Mongillo, Frank S. Silveira, Michael Laine, Quentin Paul Guenther, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10474330
    Abstract: Some implementations include identifying conflicts between multiple layers of supplementary content associated with a digital work (e.g., an electronic book). For individual conflicts between layers of supplementary content at one or more locations within the digital work, conflicts between layers may be resolved in favor of a higher priority layer. Upon resolution of the conflict, information associated with the higher priority layer for supplementing content at a particular location in the digital work may be determined. A visual identifier of the higher priority layer may be displayed along with content associated with the digital work at the particular location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig R. Brookes, Joseph King, Wainwright Gregory Siady Yu, Charles Conroy Moore, Andrew Olcott, Eric Allen Menninga, Brandon LaBranche Watson, Andrew Scott Craft
  • Patent number: 10357925
    Abstract: A composite article lay up comprising a first layer of resin impregnated fiber material and a second layer of resin impregnated fiber material. An open cell material is layered between the first layer and the second layer. The open cell material has no resin during a first stage of a resin cure cycle. The open cell material has passages configured to flow volatiles formed during the first stage of the resin cure cycle. The open cell material is configured to fill with the resin during a second stage of the resin cure cycle. The open cell material is configured to form an integral structure with the first layer and the second layer as part of the composite article at the completion of the resin cure cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Parkin, Charles R Watson
  • Patent number: 10214824
    Abstract: A composite component and a plated polymer component are disclosed. The composite component may comprise a body portion formed from an organic matrix composite, a first metal coating applied to a surface of the body portion, and an outer metal layer on the first metal coating that is erosion-resistant. The plated polymer component may comprise a polymer substrate, a metal plating layer applied to a surface of the polymer substrate, and at least one selectively thickened region in the metal plating layer. The at least one selectively thickened region may assist in protecting the plated polymer component against wear and/or erosion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Bogue, Grant O. Cook, III, Gary M. Lomasney, Joseph Parkos, Colin J. Kling, Charles R. Watson
  • Patent number: 10207314
    Abstract: An investment mold includes a mold cavity and a refractory investment wall that bounds at least a portion of the mold cavity. At least a portion of the refractory investment wall includes a plurality of fugitive beads. The fugitive beads can be sacrificed to provide voids that control the strength of the refractory investment wall such that the wall fractures at the voids during investment casting to alleviate stress on a solidified metal cast in the mold cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mario Bochiechio, Charles R. Watson
  • Patent number: 10106712
    Abstract: A method of adhering a first structure to a second structure using a primer, containing a primer fugitive inhibitor, and a film adhesive by removing the primer fugitive inhibitor under vacuum at room temperature conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: John H. Vontell, Jesse C. Meyer, Charles R. Watson
  • Patent number: 10094220
    Abstract: A method for patching a damaged polymeric erosion coating (250) on a gas turbine engine component. The method comprises removing a portion of the coating around a damage site (200; 202; 204) and applying a pre-formed coating patch (220).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: John H. Vontell, Sr., Charles R. Watson
  • Publication number: 20180148542
    Abstract: A polymeric material process includes increasing a mobility within a polymer to enables specific alignment of polymer chains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Dmitri Novikov, David Ulrich Furrer, Sergei F. Burlatsky, Hillary Anne Huttenhower, Vadim V. Atrazhev, Vadim I. Sultanov, Dmitry Dmitriev, John D. Riehl, Charles R. Watson
  • Patent number: 9884939
    Abstract: A polymeric material process includes increasing a mobility within a polymer to enables specific alignment of polymer chains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Dmitri Novikov, David Ulrich Furrer, Sergei F Burlatsky, Hillary Anne Huttenhower, Vadim Atrazhev, Vadim Sultanov, Dmitry Dmitriev, John D Riehl, Charles R Watson
  • Publication number: 20170030205
    Abstract: In a featured embodiment, a fan rotor comprises a platform. Clevises extend radially inwardly of the platform. Each clevis has an aperture. A hub has hub lugs positioned intermediate spaced ends of the clevises, and apertures. A pin extends through the apertures in the hub and the clevises to connect the platform to the hub. The apertures in the clevises are formed to have an inner surface for supporting the pin. A method of forming a fan blade platform is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Charles W. Brown, Andrew G. Alarcon, Shari L. Bugaj, Charles R. Watson
  • Publication number: 20160368238
    Abstract: A composite component and a plated polymer component are disclosed. The composite component may comprise a body portion formed from an organic matrix composite, a first metal coating applied to a surface of the body portion, and an outer metal layer on the first metal coating that is erosion-resistant. The plated polymer component may comprise a polymer substrate, a metal plating layer applied to a surface of the polymer substrate, and at least one selectively thickened region in the metal plating layer. The at least one selectively thickened region may assist in protecting the plated polymer component against wear and/or erosion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: William Bogue, Grant O. Cook, III, Gary M. Lomasney, Joseph Parkos, Colin J. Kling, Charles R. Watson
  • Publication number: 20160369419
    Abstract: A plated polymer component is disclosed. The plated polymer component may comprise a polymer substrate having an outer surface, and a metal plating deposited on the outer surface of the polymer substrate. The plated polymer component may further comprise an adhesion promoter at an interface between the polymer substrate and the metal plating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Michael S. Miarecki, Charles R. Watson, James T. Roach
  • Publication number: 20160339651
    Abstract: A composite article lay up comprising a first layer of resin impregnated fiber material and a second layer of resin impregnated fiber material. An open cell material is layered between the first layer and the second layer. The open cell material has no resin during a first stage of a resin cure cycle. The open cell material has passages configured to flow volatiles formed during the first stage of the resin cure cycle. The open cell material is configured to fill with the resin during a second stage of the resin cure cycle. The open cell material is configured to form an integral structure with the first layer and the second layer as part of the composite article at the completion of the resin cure cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Parkin, Charles R Watson
  • Publication number: 20160319172
    Abstract: A method of adhering a first structure to a second structure using a primer, containing a primer fugitive inhibitor, and a film adhesive by removing the primer fugitive inhibitor under vacuum at room temperature conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: John H. Vontell, Jesse C. Meyer, Charles R. Watson
  • Publication number: 20160251760
    Abstract: A vented plated polymer component is disclosed. The vented plated polymer component may comprise a polymer substrate, a metal plating deposited on a surface of the polymer substrate, and at least one vent formed through the metal plating. The at least one vent may extend from an outer surface of the metal plating to the surface of the polymer substrate, and it may be sized to allow an escape of a gas from the polymer substrate to an external environment surrounding the plated polymer component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Glenn Levasseur, Joseph Parkos, Grant O. Cook, Charles R. Watson
  • Publication number: 20160243772
    Abstract: A method of molding a component includes the steps of providing a plurality of fibers, applying the fibers with a low temperature sizing to form a plurality of sized fibers, forming a preform from the plurality of sized fibers, placing the preform in a mold, and de-sizing the preform by heating the mold to an initial temperature that is sufficient to break down the low temperature sizing to a gaseous phase. A molding apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: John D. Riehl, Charles R. Watson
  • Publication number: 20160169012
    Abstract: Plated polymeric gas turbine engine parts and methods for fabricating lightweight plated polymeric gas turbine engine parts are disclosed. The parts include a polymeric substrate plated with one or more metal layers. The polymeric material of the polymeric substrate may be structurally reinforced with materials that may include carbon, metal, or glass. The polymeric substrate may also include a plurality of layers to form a composite layup structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Nelson DaCunha, Barry Barnett, Gary M. Lomasney, Joseph Parkos, James T. Roach, Glenn Levasseur, Charles R. Watson, Jinquan Xu, Grant O. Cook, Raymond K. Kersey, Wendell V. Twelves, Shari L. Bugaj
  • Publication number: 20160160869
    Abstract: Plated polymeric gas turbine engine parts and methods for fabricating lightweight plated polymeric gas turbine engine parts are disclosed. The parts include a polymeric substrate plated with one or more metal layers. The polymeric material of the polymeric substrate may be structurally reinforced with materials that may include carbon, metal, or glass. The polymeric substrate may also include a plurality of layers to form a composite layup structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: James T. Roach, Charles R. Watson, Grant O. Cook, Barry Barnett, Shari J. Bugaj, Glenn LeVasseur
  • Publication number: 20160160353
    Abstract: A plated polymer component is disclosed. The plated polymer component may comprise a polymer substrate having an outer surface, a metal plating attached to the outer surface of the polymer substrate, and at least one interlocking feature connecting the polymer substrate and the metal plating. The interlocking feature may improve the interfacial bond strength between the polymer substrate and the metal plating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Michael S. Miarecki, Charles R. Watson, Grant O. Cook, Joseph Parkos
  • Publication number: 20160160681
    Abstract: Plated polymeric gas turbine engine parts and methods for fabricating lightweight plated polymeric gas turbine engine parts are disclosed. The parts include a polymeric substrate plated with one or more metal layers. The polymeric material of the polymeric substrate may be structurally reinforced with materials that may include carbon, metal, or glass. The polymeric substrate may also include a plurality of layers to form a composite layup structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: James T. Roach, Charles R. Watson, Grant O. Cook, Frederick M. Schwarz, Shari L. Bugaj, Kevin W. Schlichting