Patents by Inventor Clifford A. Cox

Clifford A. Cox 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: 8000942
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a design methodology used in manufacturing a broaching tool for cutting slots in aerospace disk applications. The method includes modeling geometry of the slot and the broach tool, which is based upon an initial minimum tooth rise that is determined empirically for the particular disk material. The number of broach inserts and teeth per insert is calculated, and the broach inserts are modeled. The stresses and deformation of the lug are calculated in a finite elements environment based upon simulated incremental broach tool movements. If the lug is not within specifications based upon design constraints, then the broach tool is revised and the simulations are repeated until the slot is within the desired specifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Tahany Ibrahim El-Wardany, Shaoluo L. Butler, Barclay Bingham Young, Jr., Agnieszka M. Wusatowska-Samek, James D. Campbell, Jr., Jason Elliott, Adam Cade Wilcox, Ryan Clifford Cox
  • Publication number: 20090287458
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a design methodology used in manufacturing a broaching tool for cutting slots in aerospace disk applications. The method includes modeling geometry of the slot and the broach tool, which is based upon an initial minimum tooth rise that is determined empirically for the particular disk material. The number of broach inserts and teeth per insert is calculated, and the broach inserts are modeled. The stresses and deformation of the lug are calculated in a finite elements environment based upon simulated incremental broach tool movements. If the lug is not within specifications based upon design constraints, then the broach tool is revised and the simulations are repeated until the slot is within the desired specifications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventors: Tahany Ibrahim El-Wardany, Shaoluo L. Butler, Barclay Bingham Young, JR., Agnieszka M. Wusatowska-Sarnek, James D. Campbell, JR., Jason Elliott, Adam Cade Wilcox, Ryan Clifford Cox
  • Patent number: 5361358
    Abstract: A method, system and process for installing an application under a first operating system and translating the installation parameters into a set of similar parameters to assure proper execution under a second operating system. The invention prompts a user for selection of preferences for an initial operating system and stores the initial selections representing a user's requirements under the initial operating system. Then, the hardware is examined to ascertain a list of all bootable devices and the operating systems associated therewith. The list of bootable devices is presented to the user for selection of which operating systems the application should be enabled under. Finally, the application is enabled in accordance with the information stored in the initial selections on each of the selected bootable devices and the operating systems associated with the bootable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1994
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Clifford A. Cox, Steven G. Nacamuli, Laurie B. Turner, Amy L. Wilson