Patents by Inventor David John Wardell

David John Wardell 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: 10369628
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems and methods for providing stator bar shape tooling. According to an example embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for shaping an element. The method can include providing at least one constraining surface, wherein the at least one constraining surface is fabricated at least in part by selective laser sintering, and deforming an element with the at least one constraining surface to define at least an external shape of a formed element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Caleb James Munholand, Mark Stephen Clough, Mark Kent Shoemaker, David John Wardell
  • Patent number: 9939458
    Abstract: An insulated accelerometer assembly for a vibrated component in a high voltage environment may include: an accelerometer; a high dielectric strength potting compound encapsulating the accelerometer; a structurally supporting insulator layer such as a glass epoxy layer or mica layer(s) surrounding at least a portion of the high dielectric strength potting compound; and a conductive layer over at least a portion of the glass epoxy layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Cesar Everardo Castillo, Lawrence Edmund Jordan, Timothy Joseph Laskey, Ronald Irving Longwell, David John Wardell
  • Patent number: 9850365
    Abstract: An electrically insulating composition comprising about 25 to about 55 percent by weight of filler materials, about 45 to about 75 percent by weight of resin. The percentages being selected such that the total percentage of components does not exceed 100 percent. The composition has a thermal conductivity of about 0.2 to about 1.3 W/m-K when measured at 130° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey David Sheaffer, David John Wardell, Jessica Mary Powers, Stephen Frank Francese
  • Publication number: 20170362485
    Abstract: An electrically insulating composition comprising about 25 to about 55 percent by weight of filler materials, about 45 to about 75 percent by weight of resin. The percentages being selected such that the total percentage of components does not exceed 100 percent. The composition has a thermal conductivity of about 0.2 to about 1.3 W/m-K when measured at 130° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey David Sheaffer, David John Wardell, Jessica Mary Powers, Stephen Frank Francese
  • Publication number: 20170066053
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems and methods for providing stator bar shape tooling. According to an example embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for shaping an element. The method can include providing at least one constraining surface, wherein the at least one constraining surface is fabricated at least in part by selective laser sintering, and deforming an element with the at least one constraining surface to define at least an external shape of a formed element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Caleb James Munholand, Mark Stephen Clough, Mark Kent Shoemaker, David John Wardell
  • Publication number: 20170059608
    Abstract: An insulated accelerometer assembly for a vibrated component in a high voltage environment may include: an accelerometer; a high dielectric strength potting compound encapsulating the accelerometer; a structurally supporting insulator layer such as a glass epoxy layer or mica layer(s) surrounding at least a portion of the high dielectric strength potting compound; and a conductive layer over at least a portion of the glass epoxy layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Cesar Everardo Castillo, Lawrence Edmund Jordan, Timothy Joseph Laskey, Ronald Irving Longwell, David John Wardell
  • Patent number: 9527124
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems and methods for providing stator bar shape tooling. According to an example embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for shaping an element. The method can include providing at least one constraining surface, wherein the at least one constraining surface is fabricated at least in part by selective laser sintering, and deforming an element with the at least one constraining surface to define at least an external shape of a formed element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Caleb James Munholand, Mark Stephen Clough, Mark Kent Shoemaker, David John Wardell
  • Publication number: 20150209851
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems and methods for providing stator bar shape tooling. According to an example embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for shaping an element. The method can include providing at least one constraining surface, wherein the at least one constraining surface is fabricated at least in part by selective laser sintering, and deforming an element with the at least one constraining surface to define at least an external shape of a formed element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Caleb James Munholand, Mark Stephen Clough, Mark Kent Shoemaker, David John Wardell
  • Patent number: 9003643
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems for providing stator bar shape tooling. According to an example embodiment of the invention, a system for shaping an element is provided. The system includes tooling that having at least one constraining surface that is fabricated at least in part by selective laser sintering, where the at least one constraining surface includes at least one curved element section to facilitate bending of at least a portion of an element around the at least one curved element section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Caleb James Munholand, Mark Stephen Clough, Mark Kent Shoemaker, David John Wardell
  • Publication number: 20140246929
    Abstract: A stator bar includes a plurality of conductors and an insulation layer positioned about the plurality of conductors. The insulation layer includes multiple layers, and the multiple layers have one or more electrically insulating layer and one or more thermally conductive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Stephen Frank Francese, Jeffrey David Sheaffer, Leonard Paul Squillacioti, David John Wardell
  • Publication number: 20120024465
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems and methods for providing stator bar press tooling. According to an example embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for pressing and curing insulation material on a shaped element. The method can include providing tooling. The tooling can include an inner press and an outer press, wherein at least an inner press surface associated with the inner press and an outer press surface associated with the outer press are fabricated at least in part by sintering. The method can include applying at least one of pressure or heat to insulation material in contact with a shaped element with the tooling, wherein the inner press surface and the outer press surface of the tooling conform to least an external portion of the shaped element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Caleb James Munholand, Mark Stephen Clough, Mark Kent Shoemaker, David John Wardell
  • Publication number: 20120023736
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems and methods for providing stator bar shape tooling. According to an example embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for shaping an element. The method can include providing at least one constraining surface, wherein the at least one constraining surface is fabricated at least in part by selective laser sintering, and deforming an element with the at least one constraining surface to define at least an external shape of a formed element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Caleb James Munholand, Mark Stephen Clough, Mark Kent Shoemaker, David John Wardell
  • Patent number: 7655868
    Abstract: A stator bar. The stator bar may include a number of conductors and an insulation layer positioned about the conductors. The insulation layer includes a ceramic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey David Sheaffer, Elena Rozier, David John Wardell
  • Publication number: 20090174279
    Abstract: A stator bar. The stator bar may include a conductor, a layer of insulation positioned about the conductor, and a high thermal conductivity varnish to bond the layer of insulation to the conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Jeffrey David Sheaffer, Elena Rozier, David John Wardell
  • Publication number: 20090174278
    Abstract: A stator bar. The stator bar may include a number of conductors and an insulation layer positioned about the conductors. The insulation layer includes a ceramic component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Jeffrey David Sheaffer, Elena Rozier, David John Wardell