Patents by Inventor Donald E. Army Jr.

Donald E. Army Jr. 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: 20170045155
    Abstract: A heat exchanging valve arrangement includes, a manifold defining a chamber, a first passageway, a second passageway, a third passageway, and a fourth passageway, and a member movable relative to the manifold configured to define fluidic communication between the first passageway and the second passageway when in a first position and between the first passageway and the third passageway when in a second position, fluid is flowable into the chamber through the fourth passageway such that fluid is exposed to surfaces of the member regardless of whether the member is in the first position or the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Donald E. Army, JR., Louis J. Bruno
  • Publication number: 20160369698
    Abstract: A plate fin heat exchanger is disclosed. The heat exchanger includes a plurality of plates defining a set of hot fluid passages between adjacent plates of the plurality of plates and a set of cold fluid passages between adjacent plates of the plurality of plates. A hot fluid inlet and outlet are located at a first face of the heat exchanger. A barrier is located between adjacent plates defining the hot fluid passages. The barrier extends between the adjacent plates and extends from the first face of the heat exchanger at a location between the hot fluid inlet and the hot fluid outlet in a direction perpendicular to the first face, and defines a first pass of hot fluid passages on a first side of the barrier and a second pass of hot fluid passages on a second side of the barrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Donald E. Army, JR., Michael Doe, JR., Kurt L. Stephens
  • Publication number: 20160369904
    Abstract: A flow diverting valve includes a body having a concave spherical surface, a flange traversing a perimeter of the body, and a hinge connected to the flange and configured to rotate about a pivot axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Peter J. Dowd, Donald E. Army, JR.
  • Publication number: 20160355267
    Abstract: A system includes an inlet line configured to receive a medium flowing from a low-pressure location of an engine to a chamber, a plurality of heat exchangers configured to receive the medium from the inlet line, and a valve located upstream from the plurality of heat exchangers. The valve is configured to divide in parallel the medium across at least a first heat exchanger and a second heat exchanger of the plurality of heat exchangers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Louis J. Bruno, Thomas M. Zywiak, Erin G. Kline, Christina W. Millot, Donald E. Army, JR., Harold W. Hipsky
  • Publication number: 20160347456
    Abstract: An environmental control system (ECS) pack is provided including a primary heat exchanger and a secondary heat exchanger. An air cycle machine is arranged in fluid communication with at least one of the primary and second heat exchanger. The air cycle machine includes a compressor and a plurality of turbines. Discharged cabin air is supplied to at least one of the plurality of turbines to operate the compressor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Louis J. Bruno, Harold W. Hipsky, Donald E. Army, JR., Erin G. Kline, Christina W. Millot, Paul M. D'Orlando
  • Publication number: 20160311539
    Abstract: A system and method that comprises an air cycle machine, a flow of bleed air, at least one heat exchanger, and an inlet configured to supply the flow of the bleed air is provided. The bleed air directly flows from a source to mix with recirculated air downstream of a compressor of the air cycle machine in accordance with a high pressure mode or a recirculation chilling mode. The system and method can also utilize the recirculated air flowing from the chamber to drive or maintain the air cycle machine in accordance with the above modes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Louis J. Bruno, Paul M. D'Orlando, Donald E. Army, JR., Thomas M. Zywiak, Harold W. Hipsky, Erin G. Kline, Richard Rusich, John M. Maljanian, JR., Eric Surawski
  • Publication number: 20160312648
    Abstract: A system and method that comprises an air cycle machine, a flow of bleed air, at least one heat exchanger, and an inlet configured to supply the flow of the bleed air is provided. The bleed air flows from a source to mix with recirculated air in accordance with a high pressure mode or a recirculation chilling mode. The system and method also can also utilize the recirculated air flowing from the chamber to drive or maintain the air cycle machine in accordance with the above modes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Louis J. Bruno, Thomas M. Zywiak, Donald E. Army, JR., Harold W. Hipsky, JR., Richard Rusich, Erin G. Kline, Eric Surawski, John M. Maljanian, JR., Paul M. D'Orlando
  • Publication number: 20160311538
    Abstract: A system and method that comprises an air cycle machine, a flow of bleed air, at least one heat exchanger, and an inlet configured to supply the flow of the bleed air is provided. The bleed air directly flows from a source to either a compressor of the air cycle machine or the at least one heat exchanger in accordance with a high pressure, low pressure, or pressure boost operation mode. The system and method also can also utilize recirculated air flowing from the chamber to drive or maintain the air cycle machine in accordance with the above modes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Louis J. Bruno, Eric Surawski, Donald E. Army, JR., Thomas M. Zywiak, Harold W. Hipsky, Erin G. Kline, Richard Rusich, John M. Maljanian, JR., Paul M. D'Orlando
  • Publication number: 20160304208
    Abstract: A system that comprises a nozzle arrangement is provided. The nozzle arrangement includes at least one nozzle configured to supply a medium at a nozzle flow rate to a fan of an air cycle machine. The nozzle flow rate provides a pneumatic power assist or a power augmentation to a fan of an air cycle machine. The power augmentation, in accordance with the nozzle flow rate, reduces a need for a flow across a turbine of the air cycle machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Harold W. Hipsky, Donald E. Army, JR., Erin G. Kline, Louis J. Bruno, Christina W. Millot
  • Publication number: 20160281721
    Abstract: An air cycle machine is provided. The machine includes a housing configured to enable airflow therethrough, a fan disposed within the housing and configured to rotate within the housing, and at least one aperture formed in the housing and configured to allow airflow through the at least one aperture from a cooling airflow path of an air cycle machine and into the housing. The at least one aperture is configured to optimally direct airflow passing therethrough toward the fan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Donald E. Army, JR., Harold W. Hipsky, Christopher McAuliffe
  • Publication number: 20160273810
    Abstract: A coupling includes a body with two ends and a bore. Each end section includes a rotatable connection and a convolution, and there is a bent elbow section between the end sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Donald E. Army, JR., Christopher Tokas
  • Publication number: 20160257410
    Abstract: A replacement system, which includes a plurality of heat exchangers and a compressing device, is configured to prepare in parallel a medium bled from a low-pressure location of an engine and flowing through a plurality of heat exchangers into a chamber. The compressing device is in communication with the plurality of heat exchangers and regulates a pressure of the medium flowing through the plurality of heat exchangers. The replacement system employs a subsystem to treat the medium from the low-pressure location of the engine before it is received by the inerting system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Louis J. Bruno, Thomas M. Zywiak, Erin G. Kline, Christina W. Millot, Harold W Hipsky, JR., Donald E. Army, JR., Paul M. D'Orlando
  • Publication number: 20160229541
    Abstract: A system, which includes a plurality of heat exchangers and a compressing device, is configured to prepare in parallel a medium bled from a low-pressure location of an engine and flowing through a plurality of heat exchangers into a chamber. The compressing device is in communication with the plurality of heat exchangers and regulates a pressure of the medium flowing through the plurality of heat exchangers. The compressing device is bypassed based on the preparing in parallel the medium for the chamber, which in turn enables the compressing device to windmill. Therefore, the system employs at least one mechanism to prevent components of the compressing device from windmilling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Louis J. Bruno, Thomas M. Zywiak, Harold W. Hipsky, Christina W. Millot, Donald E. Army, JR., Paul M. D'Orlando, Erin G. Kline
  • Publication number: 20160229542
    Abstract: A system, which includes a plurality of heat exchangers and a compressing device, is configured to prepare in parallel a medium bled from a low-pressure location of an engine and flowing through a plurality of heat exchangers into a chamber. The compressing device is in communication with the plurality of heat exchangers and regulates a pressure of the medium flowing through the plurality of heat exchangers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Louis J. Bruno, Donald E. Army, JR., Thomas M. Zywiak, Erin G. Kline, Christina W. Millot, Harold W. Hipsky, Paul M. D'Orlando
  • Publication number: 20160214722
    Abstract: An aircraft temperature control system to control a temperature of an environmental control system includes a ram inlet in fluid communication with an external area of the aircraft, and a ram outlet in fluid communication with an internal area of the environmental control system within the aircraft. A heat exchanger assembly is interposed between the ram inlet and the ram outlet. A ram air flow modulation valve is disposed downstream from the heat exchanger, and is configured to operate in a plurality of positions to regulate airflow delivered to the ram outlet. An electronic valve control module is in electrical communication with the ram air flow modulation valve and at least one temperature sensor. The electronic valve control module is configured to output an electrical signal that adjusts a position of the ram air flow modulation valve based on a temperature value output from the at least one temperature sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher McAuliffe, Donald E. Army, JR.
  • Publication number: 20160215917
    Abstract: A conductive elastomeric flexible coupling for a pneumatic duct system is provided. The coupling includes a tube section. An electrically conductive coating is applied to at least an exterior surface of the tube section. The coating acts as an electrically conductive compliant material configured to conduct electrical charges transferred from a substance carried by and flowing through the duct system and accommodate large deflections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Donald E. Army, Jr., Michael E. Folsom
  • Publication number: 20160195004
    Abstract: A water injector for an aviation cooling system includes a body having a first end, a second end, and an intermediate portion extending therebetween. A conduit extends through the body from the first end to the second end. A spray nozzle is fluidically connected to the conduit and arranged at one of the first end and the second end. A mounting plate is arranged at the other of the first end and the second end. The mounting plate is configured and disposed to secure the body to an aviation cooling component. A filter is supported at the body and is fluidically exposed to the conduit. The filter is configured and disposed to capture particulate flowing into the water injector towards the spray nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Donald E. Army, Jr., Patrick McCord
  • Publication number: 20160195342
    Abstract: A plate fin heat exchanger includes a plurality of finned cold layers configured to conduct a first fluid, and a plurality of finned warm layers configured to conduct a second fluid. The finned warm layers include an inlet side and an outlet side. A first portion of fins of at least one finned warm layer of the plurality of finned warm layers includes a plurality of aligned peaks and valleys defining a wave configuration for each fin of the first portion of fins. An upstream leading edge of the first portion of fins begins at a point of the wave configuration that is at least one of the peaks and valleys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Donald E. Army, JR., George Kan, Kurt L. Stephens, Michael Spineti, Michael Zager
  • Publication number: 20160144965
    Abstract: A system, which includes a plurality of heat exchangers and a compressing device, prepares a medium bled from a low-pressure location of an engine and flowing through a plurality of heat exchangers into a chamber. The compressing device is in communication with the plurality of heat exchangers and regulates a pressure of the medium flowing through the plurality of heat exchangers. The compressing device includes a turbine that provides supplemental power to the compressing device based on a pressure of the medium in the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Louis J. Bruno, Donald E. Army, JR., Thomas M. Zywiak, Harold W. Hipsky
  • Publication number: 20160136556
    Abstract: A contaminant separator for a nitrogen generation system includes a swirl vane chamber defined by a chamber wall, the swirl vane chamber configured to receive an air bleed flow. Also included is a vane located within the swirl vane chamber, the vane configured to direct contaminants heavier than air radially outwardly toward the chamber wall. Further included is an ejector defined by an ejector wall, the ejector located downstream of the swirl vane chamber and radially inwardly of the chamber wall. Yet further included is a housing surrounding the ejector and the chamber wall. Also included is a contaminant separating path, the contaminant separating path extending from an inlet comprising an annular gap defined by the chamber wall and the ejector wall, the contaminant separating path extending to an outlet defined by the housing and the ejector wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Jared Rugg, Donald E. Army, JR.