Patents by Inventor Donald Alden VanSlyke

Donald Alden VanSlyke 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).

  • Publication number: 20180093356
    Abstract: A nut torqueing device for a recessed nut is disclosed. The nut torqueing device includes a nut engaging assembly to engage a nut in a recess. The nut engaging assembly includes: a nut engaging element to engage the nut in the recess, at least one stackable riser element to stackably connect to one of the nut engaging element and an adjacent stackable riser element therebelow, and a transmission engaging element to stackably connect to an uppermost one of the at least one stackable riser element. A ratchet interface within the nut engaging assembly allows rotation of the nut engaging element in only one direction, while other stackable elements rotationally interlock. A low profile transmission extends within a small space to transmit rotational power to the nut engaging assembly. The nut torqueing device is applicable with a terminal nut of an electric generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Donald Alden VanSlyke, Murat Alver, Erkin Bayindir, Philip Frank Burnett, Curtis Maurice Hebert, Mesut Merev, August Elwood Pendergast, Paul August Quail
  • Patent number: 9680343
    Abstract: In certain exemplary embodiments, a generator field upgrade kit includes a design modification package configured to be installed in a generator field of a generator as a retrofit to mitigate damage of the generator field due to high cyclic duty of the generator. The design modification package includes a plurality of individual modifications that are selectable based on specific operational and performance parameters of the generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kevin Mitchell Draina, Benjamin Alber Mancuso, Donald Alden VanSlyke
  • Patent number: 8998588
    Abstract: Systems and devices for thermodynamically regulating portions of a dynamoelectric machine are disclosed. In one embodiment, a fan assembly element includes: an axially inner shroud segment configured to form a portion of an annular assembly about a rotor of a dynamoelectric machine, wherein the axially inner shroud segment includes a rotor hub interface configured to physically connect to a complementary portion of a rotor hub; a set of fan blades physically connected to and extending axially from a face of the axially inner shroud segment; and an axially outer shroud segment physically connected to the set of fan blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Madhu Bharadwaj, Alexander Gabriel Beckford, Rajiv Rajan, Sadeo Ramtahal, Samir Armando Salamah, Henry August Scarton, Devon Walter Story, Donald Alden VanSlyke, Kyle Richard Wilt
  • Publication number: 20130045120
    Abstract: Systems and devices for thermodynamically regulating portions of a dynamoelectric machine are disclosed. In one embodiment, a fan assembly element includes: an axially inner shroud segment configured to form a portion of an annular assembly about a rotor of a dynamoelectric machine, wherein the axially inner shroud segment includes a rotor hub interface configured to physically connect to a complementary portion of a rotor hub; a set of fan blades physically connected to and extending axially from a face of the axially inner shroud segment; and an axially outer shroud segment physically connected to the set of fan blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Madhu Bharadwaj, Alexander Gabriel Beckford, Rajiv Rajan, Sadeo Ramtahal, Samir Armando Salamah, Henry August Scarton, Devon Walter Story, Donald Alden VanSlyke, Kyle Richard Wilt
  • Publication number: 20120286614
    Abstract: In certain exemplary embodiments, a generator field upgrade kit includes a design modification package configured to be installed in a generator field of a generator as a retrofit to mitigate damage of the generator field due to high cyclic duty of the generator. The design modification package includes a plurality of individual modifications that are selectable based on specific operational and performance parameters of the generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin Mitchell Draina, Benjamin Alber Mancuso, Donald Alden VanSlyke