Patents by Inventor Donald Horn

Donald Horn 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: 11334854
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture to generate an asset workscope are disclosed. An example system includes an asset health calculator to identify an asset on which to perform maintenance based on generating a first asset health quantifier corresponding to a first asset health status, a task generator to determine a first workscope including first asset maintenance tasks, and a task optimizer to determine a second workscope including second asset maintenance tasks based on the first asset health quantifier and/or first workscope. The example system includes a workscope effect calculator to generate a second asset health quantifier corresponding to a second asset health status when the second workscope is completed on the asset, and to update the asset health calculator, task generator, and/or task optimizer to improve determination of first and/or second workscopes to improve the second asset health quantifier relative to the first asset health quantifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Gregory Jon Chiaramonte, Donald Horn, Vijay John, Steven Richard Levin, Victor Manuel Perez Zarate, Charles Larry Abernathy
  • Patent number: 11067592
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture are disclosed to perform prognostic health monitoring of a turbine engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: William Edwin Hurst, Mei Gao, Vivek Gandhi, Donald Horn, Gregory Jon Chiaramonte, Katherine Tharp Nowicki, Steven Richard Levin, Michael William Bailey, Ronald Plybon, Mustafa Tekin Dokucu, Aditya Kumar
  • Publication number: 20190146446
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture are disclosed to generate an asset health quantifier of a turbine engine. An example apparatus includes a health quantifier generator to execute a computer-generated model to simulate an operating condition of a turbine engine using asset monitoring information and generate an asset health quantifier of the turbine engine based on the simulation, and compare the asset health quantifier to a threshold, and a removal scheduler to identify the turbine engine for removal from service based on the comparison to improve an operation of the turbine engine by performing a workscope on the removed turbine engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Charles Larry Abernathy, Gregory Jon Chiaramonte, Steven Richard Levin, Donald Horn, Nitish Umang, Asko Soimakallio, Victor Manuel Perez Zarate
  • Publication number: 20190147412
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture to generate an asset workscope are disclosed. An example system includes an asset health calculator to identify an asset on which to perform maintenance based on generating a first asset health quantifier corresponding to a first asset health status, a task generator to determine a first workscope including first asset maintenance tasks, and a task optimizer to determine a second workscope including second asset maintenance tasks based on the first asset health quantifier and/or first workscope. The example system includes a workscope effect calculator to generate a second asset health quantifier corresponding to a second asset health status when the second workscope is completed on the asset, and to update the asset health calculator, task generator, and/or task optimizer to improve determination of first and/or second workscopes to improve the second asset health quantifier relative to the first asset health quantifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory Jon Chiaramonte, Donald Horn, Vijay John, Steven Richard Levin, Victor Manuel Perez Zarate, Charles Larry Abernathy
  • Publication number: 20190146000
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture are disclosed to perform prognostic health monitoring of a turbine engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: William Edwin Hurst, Mei Gao, Vivek Gandhi, Donald Horn, Gregory Jon Chiaramonte, Katherine Tharp Nowicki, Steven Richard Levin, Michael William Bailey, Ronald Plybon, Mustafa Tekin Dokucu, Aditya Kumar
  • Publication number: 20070088115
    Abstract: A surface coat for a composite that can be used as counter tops, shower surrounds, bath tubs, sinks and various other commercial usages. The surface coat comprises a densified resin, such densified resin being present in a concentration of between about 81.5 and about 85.2 percent by weight. Methyl methacrylate is present in a concentration of between about 12.5 and about 15.1 percent by weight. There is an air release and wetting agent also present, such air release and wetting agent being present in a concentration of between about 0.75 and about 1.25 percent by weight. A mold release agent is present in a concentration of between about 0.15 and about 0.25 percent by weight and fumed silica is present in the formulation in a concentration of between about 1.4 and about 1.9 percent by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2005
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Inventor: Donald Horn
  • Publication number: 20070085236
    Abstract: A process for making a lightweight composite for use in at least one of a counter top, shower surround, bath tub, sink and various other preselected commercial products. The process comprises the steps of forming a surface coat having a predetermined thickness and a step of laying cotton flock and low profile tooling resin into preselected areas of the surface coat adjacent a bottom surface thereof. There is a step of applying a layer of fiber reinforcement and low profile tooling resin onto at least the cotton flock and a step of applying a resin coat to such bottom surface of the cotton flock and the surface coat. There is a step of adhering a surface of a core member to the surface of the resin coat and a step of laminating a layer of fiber reinforced, low profile tooling resin onto a radially opposed surface of the core member to form a composite. Another step is applying a weight to the composite to keep the core member from warping during curing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2005
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Inventor: Donald Horn
  • Publication number: 20070087179
    Abstract: A light weight solid surface composite comprises a core member, a resin coat having a first side disposed on and adhered to a first side of the core member and a first layer of fiber reinforced low profile tooling resin disposed on and adhered to a second side of the resin coat. There is a second layer of fiber reinforced low profile tooling resin disposed on and adhered to a second side of the core member and a reinforcing member disposed on at least one preselected area of the second layer, and a surface coat. The surface coat includes a densified resin and methyl methacrylate, and is disposed on and adhered to the second layer of fiber reinforced low profile tooling resin and the reinforcing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2005
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Inventor: Donald Horn
  • Publication number: 20050195593
    Abstract: A vanity lighting system for concealing a lighting apparatus when a pivotally mounted cover is closed and positioning the lighting apparatus through movement of the cover as it is opened. The vanity lighting apparatus comprises a housing providing an opening, a mirror; an illumination lamp located within the housing, a cover pivotably movable between a closed position overlaying the opening and an open position at least partially spaced from the opening. The cover encloses the lamp such that when the cover is in the closed position the lamp is hidden from view. Additionally, the vanity lighting apparatus comprises a first support assembly including at least two pivotal points operably coupled with the cover and the lamp and a second support assembly including at least one pivotable point operably coupled with the housing and the lamp, wherein the first and second support assemblies provide movement of the lamp in response to the movement of the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2004
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventor: Donald Horn