Patents by Inventor Charles W. Brown

Charles W. Brown 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: 10533435
    Abstract: In a featured embodiment, a fan rotor includes 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: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Charles W. Brown, Andrew G. Alarcon, Shari L. Bugaj, Charles R. Watson
  • Publication number: 20190239499
    Abstract: A pest control and/or detection system generally includes an electrically conductive bait matrix including at least one carrier material that is at least one of palatable, a phagostimulant and/or consumable and/or displaceable by pests, and a plurality of electrically conductive particles. The electrically conductive particles are substantially randomly interspersed throughout the at least one carrier material. The at least one carrier material includes a thermoplastic material and/or a resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: James H. CINK, Greggory K. STOREY, Kyle K. JORDAN, James W. AUSTIN, Charles E. EVANHOE, Bart IVY, Daniel W. ENGELS, Daniel FREEMAN, Kenneth LAUFFENBURGER, Thomas DILLS, Kenneth S. BROWN, Cheryl LEICHTER
  • Patent number: 10352236
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a nosecap for a gas turbine engine. The nosecap may be injection molded in an embodiment. The nosecap may have bolt holes surrounded by bolt pockets that are asymmetric about a plane passing through a geometric center of the nosecap and passing through and dividing the bolt hole in an embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Colin J. Kling, Charles W. Brown
  • Patent number: 10119423
    Abstract: A fan hub assembly for a gas turbine engine includes a fan hub that is configured to rotate about an axis. The fan hub has an axially extending aperture and a platform. A fastener is received in the aperture in a slip fit relationship to secure the platform to the fan hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Colin J. Kling, Charles W. Brown, Christopher M. Quinn, Shelton O. Duelm, Peter V. Tomeo, Corey L. Hubbert
  • Patent number: 10024177
    Abstract: A fan section for a gas turbine engine includes a hub. A fan blade is secured to the hub. A platform is removably secured to the hub and is arranged adjacent to the fan blade. The platform has a body with lateral sides that each include a channel. A seal is removably received in each of the channels, with one of the seals abutting the fan blade. A method of repairing the fan blade platform includes the steps of removing a nose cone to provide access to a hub, detaching a platform from the hub, and pulling the seal from a groove in the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Charles W. Brown
  • Publication number: 20170335859
    Abstract: A platform for a fan of a gas turbine engine includes a body portion, a forward flange at a front of the body portion that includes an engagement feature that interacts with a forward flange of a lug of a hub of a fan of a gas turbine engine, and a pin integral with a rear portion of the body portion. The pin is receivable in an aperture in a rear flange of the lug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Shelton O. Duelm, Christopher M. Quinn, Charles W. Brown
  • Patent number: 9759226
    Abstract: A platform for a fan of a gas turbine engine includes a body portion, a forward flange at a front of the body portion that includes an engagement feature that interacts with a forward flange of a lug of a hub of a fan of a gas turbine engine, and a pin integral with a rear portion of the body portion. The pin is receivable in an aperture in a rear flange of the lug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Shelton O. Duelm, Christopher M. Quinn, Charles W. Brown
  • 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: 20160273451
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a nosecap for a gas turbine engine. The nosecap may be injection molded in an embodiment. The nosecap may have bolt holes surrounded by bolt pockets that are asymmetric about a plane passing through a geometric center of the nosecap and passing through and dividing the bolt hole in an embodiment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Colin J. Kling, Charles W. Brown
  • Patent number: 9267386
    Abstract: A fairing assembly includes an outer wall, a first side wall, a second side wall, and a saddle. The first side wall and the second side wall extend from opposing sides of the outer wall. Together the first side wall, the second side wall, and the outer wall form a cavity within the fairing assembly. The saddle is positioned within the cavity and extends between the first side wall and the second side wall. The saddle has a first rib adapted to connect to the first side wall and a second rib adapted to connect to the second side wall. The first rib and the second rib connect together at a central hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew A. Turner, Charles W. Brown, Shari L. Bugaj, Christopher M. Quinn, David J. Hyland, Andrew G. Alarcon
  • Publication number: 20150218966
    Abstract: A fan hub assembly for a gas turbine engine includes a fan hub that is configured to rotate about an axis. The fan hub has an axially extending aperture and a platform. A fastener is received in the aperture in a slip fit relationship to secure the platform to the fan hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Colin J. Kling, Charles W. Brown, Christopher M. Quinn, Shelton O. Duelm, Peter V. Tomeo, Corey L. Hubbert
  • Publication number: 20150125305
    Abstract: A platform for a fan of a gas turbine engine includes a body portion, a forward flange at a front of the body portion that includes an engagement feature that interacts with a forward flange of a lug of a hub of a fan of a gas turbine engine, and a pin integral with a rear portion of the body portion. The pin is receivable in an aperture in a rear flange of the lug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Shelton O. Duelm, Christopher M. Quinn, Charles W. Brown
  • Patent number: 9017033
    Abstract: A fan assembly includes a first fan blade with a rib extending therealong and a first fairing platform mounted on and supported from the first fan blade. The first fairing platform has a flange with a groove that mates with the rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Charles W. Brown, Shelton O. Duelm, Christopher M. Quinn, Alan J. Walker
  • Patent number: 8868734
    Abstract: A method, performed by a computer device, may include scanning a network of digital cross connect devices to identify an open port and determining that the identified open port has been designated as unavailable in a provisioning database. The method may further include determining that the identified open port corresponds to a recoverable port and recovering the identified open port by designating the identified open port as available in the provisioning database, in response to determining that the identified open port corresponds to a recoverable port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Seung Lee, Elaine Van Horn, Doug L. Wekamp, Joseph Reiter, Charles W. Brown, Firouzeh Rahimzadeh, Neil A. Rogers, Joseph A. McLaughlin
  • Publication number: 20140003958
    Abstract: A fairing assembly includes an outer wall, a first side wall, a second side wall, and a saddle. The first side wall and the second side wall extend from opposing sides of the outer wall. Together the first side wall, the second side wall, and the outer wall form a cavity within the fairing assembly. The saddle is positioned within the cavity and extends between the first side wall and the second side wall. The saddle has a first rib adapted to connect to the first side wall and a second rib adapted to connect to the second side wall. The first rib and the second rib connect together at a central hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew A. Turner, Charles W. Brown, Shari L. Bugaj, Christopher M. Quinn, David J. Hyland, Andrew G. Alarcon
  • Publication number: 20130330196
    Abstract: A fan assembly includes a first fan blade with a rib extending therealong and a first fairing platform mounted on and supported from the first fan blade. The first fairing platform has a flange with a groove that mates with the rib.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles W. Brown, Shelton O. Duelm, Christopher M. Quinn, Alan J. Walker
  • Publication number: 20130309073
    Abstract: A fan section for a gas turbine engine includes a hub. A fan blade is secured to the hub. A platform is removably secured to the hub and is arranged adjacent to the fan blade. The platform has a body with lateral sides that each include a channel. A seal is removably received in each of the channels, with one of the seals abutting the fan blade. A method of repairing the fan blade platform includes the steps of removing a nose cone to provide access to a hub, detaching a platform from the hub, and pulling the seal from a groove in the platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Charles W. Brown
  • Publication number: 20130179562
    Abstract: A method, performed by a computer device, may include scanning a network of digital cross connect devices to identify an open port and determining that the identified open port has been designated as unavailable in a provisioning database. The method may further include determining that the identified open port corresponds to a recoverable port and recovering the identified open port by designating the identified open port as available in the provisioning database, in response to determining that the identified open port corresponds to a recoverable port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICESNING INC.
    Inventors: Jae Seung Lee, Elaine Van Horn, Doug L. Wekamp, Joseph Reiter, Charles W. Brown, Firouzeh Rahimzadeh, Neil A. Rogers, Joseph A. McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 7296655
    Abstract: A duct liner assembly includes a noise attenuation layer for absorbing noise energy that is covered by a face sheet. The face sheet includes a seam that is covered by an acoustically active splice. The acoustically active splice includes a plurality of acoustic regions that provide for communication of noise energy to the noise attenuation layer to minimize creation of acoustically dead areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Mark W. Costa, Charles W. Brown, Chris Freiler
  • Patent number: 6633950
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for preempting an operation in a nonvolatile writeable memory is performed using a pin. Preempting an operation is accomplished by either suspending the operation or by aborting the operation. Once an operation is suspended in the nonvolatile writeable memory, other operations can then be performed. Subsequently the suspended operation may be resumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Charles W. Brown, Peter K. Hazen