Patents by Inventor Eric Morgan

Eric Morgan 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: 11555453
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine has a first spool having a low pressure compressor section disposed forward of an air inlet along a direction of travel of the engine, and a low pressure turbine section disposed forward of the low pressure compressor section and drivingly engaged thereto. A second spool has a high pressure compressor section disposed forward of the low pressure compressor section, and a high pressure turbine section disposed forward of the high pressure compressor section and drivingly engaged thereto. The high pressure turbine section is disposed aft of the low pressure turbine section. An output drive shaft drivingly engages the low pressure turbine section and extends forwardly therefrom to drive a rotatable load. A method of operating a gas turbine engine is also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
    Inventors: Keith Morgan, Robert Peluso, Ghislain Plante, Eugene Gekht, Eric Durocher, Jean Dubreuil
  • Publication number: 20230002026
    Abstract: Systems and methods related to deployable hydrogen reactors are described. In some embodiments, a system (e.g., a balloon system) may include a reaction chamber immersed in a body of water. By permitting a flow of water from the body of water into the reaction chamber, a reaction between a reactant and the water may be carried out to produce one or more lifting gases (e.g., hydrogen gas), which can be employed to subsequently inflate and launch the system in an automated fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Erik Limpaecher, Eric Morgan
  • Patent number: 11540581
    Abstract: A helmet that includes an outer shell having at least a first outer magnetic member, an inner shell having at least a first inner magnetic member, and padding secured inside the inner shell. The first inner magnetic member is spaced from and opposed to the first outer magnetic member, such that the first inner magnetic member repels the first outer magnetic member. The outer shell is connected to the inner shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: TATE TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Gerard Eric Morgan, Gerard Earl Morgan, III
  • Patent number: 11540885
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems, devices, assemblies, and methods for generating exciter signals, for example, to activate a remotely located tag. The systems, devices, assemblies, and methods find use in a variety of application including medical applications for the locating of a tag in a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Elucent Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric N. Rudie, Kassandra Klinkhammer, Jason Hiltner, Dave Costello, Stanley E. Kluge, Lev Koyrakh, Sean Morgan, Daniel W. van der Weide
  • Patent number: 11536153
    Abstract: The turboshaft engine for a rotorcraft includes a low pressure spool having a low pressure compressor and a low pressure turbine section, and a high pressure spool having a high pressure compressor and a high pressure turbine section. The spools are independently rotatable relative to one another. The low pressure compressor section includes a mixed flow rotor. A set of variable guide vanes (VGVs) are discposed upstream of each of the low pressure and high pressure compressors, the VGVs being configured to be independently operable relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventors: Keith Morgan, Eric Durocher
  • Publication number: 20220387833
    Abstract: System and method relates to a firewater monitor brake system, comprising a vertical locking disc collar adapted to be affixed externally or internally to a horizontal swivel of a firewater monitor system; a horizontal locking disc collar adapted to be affixed externally or internally to a vertical swivel of the firewater monitor system; a vertical brake mount adapted to be affixed to a horizontal swivel mounting pad of the firewater monitor system; a horizontal brake mount adapted to be affixed to a vertical swivel mounting pad of the firewater monitor system; a vertical brake system; wherein the vertical brake system is affixed to the vertical brake mount such that a portion of the vertical brake system is disposed around a portion of the vertical locking disc collar; a horizontal brake system, wherein the horizontal brake system is affixed to the horizontal brake mount such that a portion of the horizontal brake system is disposed around a portion of the horizontal locking disc collar; and a master cylinde
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicant: Tyco Fire Products LP
    Inventors: Eric LaVergne, James Morgan
  • Publication number: 20220390810
    Abstract: This system and method of for providing a tunable orbital angular momentum system for providing higher order Bessel beams comprising: an acousto-optical deflector configured to receive an input beam, deflect a first portion of the input beam a first deflection angle relative to an axis of propagation and along an optical axis and deflect a second portion of the input beam a second deflection angle relative to the optical axis; a line generator disposed along the optical angle for receiving the first portion and the second portion of the input beam and provide an elliptical Gaussian mean; a log-polar optics assembly disposed along the optical angle for receiving the elliptical Gaussian beam and wrapping the elliptical Gaussian beam with an asymmetric ring; and, a Fourier lens configured to receive the wrapped elliptical Gaussian beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicant: Clemson University
    Inventors: Eric G. Johnson, Jerome Keith Miller, Richard Watkins, Kaitlyn Morgan, Wenzhe Li, Yuan Li
  • Publication number: 20220305483
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and compositions related to the recycling and/or recovery of activating materials from activated aluminum are disclosed. In one embodiment, an aqueous solution's composition may be controlled to maintain aluminum ions dissolved in solution during reaction of an activated aluminum. In another embodiment, aluminum hydroxide containing the activating materials may be dissolved into an aqueous solution to isolate the activating materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Jude Kelley, Eric Morgan, Roderick Russell Kunz
  • Patent number: 11446528
    Abstract: System and method relates to a firewater monitor brake system, comprising a vertical locking disc collar adapted to be affixed externally or internally to a horizontal swivel of a firewater monitor system; a horizontal locking disc collar adapted to be affixed externally or internally to a vertical swivel of the firewater monitor system; a vertical brake mount adapted to be affixed to a horizontal swivel mounting pad of the firewater monitor system; a horizontal brake mount adapted to be affixed to a vertical swivel mounting pad of the firewater monitor system; a vertical brake system; wherein the vertical brake system is affixed to the vertical brake mount such that a portion of the vertical brake system is disposed around a portion of the vertical locking disc collar; a horizontal brake system, wherein the horizontal brake system is affixed to the horizontal brake mount such that a portion of the horizontal brake system is disposed around a portion of the horizontal locking disc collar; and a master cylinde
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Tyco Fire Products LP
    Inventors: Eric LaVergne, James Morgan
  • Patent number: 11415063
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine has a first spool having a low pressure compressor section disposed forward of an air inlet along a direction of travel of the engine, and a low pressure turbine section disposed forward of the low pressure compressor section and drivingly engaged thereto. A second spool has a high pressure compressor section disposed forward of the low pressure compressor section, and a high pressure turbine section disposed forward of the high pressure compressor section and drivingly engaged thereto. The high pressure turbine section is disposed aft of the low pressure turbine section. An output drive shaft drivingly engages the low pressure turbine section and extends forwardly therefrom to drive a rotatable load. A method of operating a gas turbine engine is also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
    Inventors: Keith Morgan, Robert Peluso, Ghislain Plante, Eugene Gekht, Eric Durocher, Jean Dubreuil
  • Patent number: 11414111
    Abstract: A system for enhancing personnel safety on a railroad track is presented. The system can receive data from sensors and/or a PTC system to determine positions of clients/worker and/or vehicles, and further utilize such data to determine if a vehicle is within a certain proximity of the client/worker location. The system can further generate geofences around clients/vehicles to and determine when such geofences intersect one another. Additionally, the present disclosure can assign severity levels and generate alerts with the assigned severity levels, and such severity levels can indicate how close a vehicle is to a particular location. It is an object of the invention to provide a system for generating alerts to notify personnel when they much retreat to a place of safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: BNSF Railway Company
    Inventors: Eric Peter Olsen, Shanmugasundaram Rajasubramanian, Nithin Paul Mathew, Marutha Pandian Jagadesan, Michael Howard, David Himmelstein, Aamir Ahmad Halim, Wayne Morgan, Amit Kumar Dash, Jacob Bunkley, Dickson Waudo, William Stewart, Raven Wylie
  • Patent number: 11408352
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine has a first spool having a low pressure compressor section in fluid communication with an air inlet, the low pressure compressor section including a first plurality of variable guide vanes therein, and a low pressure turbine section drivingly engaged to the low pressure compressor section. A second spool has a high pressure compressor section in fluid communication with the low pressure compressor section to receive pressurized air therefrom, the high pressure compressor section including a second plurality of variable guide vanes at an entry thereof, and a high pressure turbine section drivingly engaged to the high pressure compressor section, the high pressure turbine section disposed upstream of the low pressure turbine section and in fluid communication therewith. An output drive shaft drivingly engages the low pressure turbine section and is adapted to drivingly engage a rotatable load of the gas turbine engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
    Inventors: Keith Morgan, Robert Peluso, Ghislain Plante, Eugene Gekht, Eric Durocher, Jean Dubreuil, Stephen Mah, Philippe Beauchesne-Martel
  • Patent number: 11402722
    Abstract: This system and method of for providing a tunable orbital angular momentum system for providing higher order Bessel beams comprising: an acousto-optical deflector configured to receive an input beam, deflect a first portion of the input beam a first deflection angle relative to an axis of propagation and along an optical axis and deflect a second portion of the input beam a second deflection angle relative to the optical axis; a line generator disposed along the optical angle for receiving the first portion and the second portion of the input beam and provide an elliptical Gaussian mean; a log-polar optics assembly disposed along the optical angle for receiving the elliptical Gaussian beam and wrapping the elliptical Gaussian beam with an asymmetric ring; and, a Fourier lens configured to receive the wrapped elliptical Gaussian beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Clemson Univeristy Research Foundation
    Inventors: Eric Johnson, Jerome Keith Miller, Richard Watkins, Kaitlyn Morgan, Wenzhe Li, Yuan Li
  • Publication number: 20220203437
    Abstract: The reaction between aluminum metal and water holds promise for producing hydrogen; however, solid aluminum metal is difficult to manage and use, and the reactivity between aluminum and water is often difficult to control. Certain embodiments of the disclosure are related to a water-stable aluminum slurry comprising a plurality of activated aluminum particles dispersed in a fluid carrier. In some embodiments, the reactivity of the aluminum slurry in the presence of water may be easily controlled with the addition of various additives (e.g., surfactants). Additionally, methods of making and using the water-stable aluminum slurry to controllable manage the reactivity between aluminum and water are presented herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Eric Morgan, Andrew Whitehead
  • Publication number: 20220041262
    Abstract: Systems and methods for producing mixed lifting gases (e.g., hydrogen gas and steam) for filling balloons are described. In some embodiments, controlling an altitude of a balloon includes combining a reactant and water to produce hydrogen gas and steam, and flowing the hydrogen gas and steam into the balloon to increase a buoyancy of the balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Applicants: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, LTAG Systems
    Inventors: Alexander H. Slocum, Jonathan Slocum, George Ni, Erik Limpaecher, Eric Morgan
  • Publication number: 20210316987
    Abstract: A stable aluminum slurry fuel and related systems and methods of use are provided herein. Certain embodiments of the disclosure are related to an aluminum slurry fuel comprising a plurality of aluminum particles dispersed in a carrier fluid. In some embodiments, the aluminum particles comprise an activating composition comprising gallium and/or indium. Additionally, methods of making and using the aluminum slurry fuel are presented herein. For instance, the resultant aluminum slurry fuel may react exothermically with water over a wide range of temperatures to produce hydrogen. The resulting slurry fuel may be used as an energy source for various applications and/or for generating hydrogen for other applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Jason Fischman, Peter Godart, Douglas P. Hart, Andrew Whitehead, Jean Sack, Eric Morgan
  • Publication number: 20210269306
    Abstract: Flow through reactors and related methods for use with slurries including water reactive particles are generally described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Jason Fischman, Peter Godart, Douglas P. Hart, EthelMae Victoria Dydek, Theodore Bloomstein, Andrew Whitehead, Jean Sack, Eric Morgan
  • Patent number: 10702001
    Abstract: A helmet that includes an outer shell having at least a first outer magnetic member, an inner shell having at least a first inner magnetic member, and padding secured inside the inner shell. The first inner magnetic member is spaced from and opposed to the first outer magnetic member, such that the first inner magnetic member repels the first outer magnetic member. The outer shell is connected to the inner shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: TATE TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Gerard Eric Morgan, Gerard Earl Morgan, III
  • Publication number: 20200187585
    Abstract: A helmet that includes an outer shell having at least a first outer magnetic member, an inner shell having at least a first inner magnetic member, and padding secured inside the inner shell. The first inner magnetic member is spaced from and opposed to the first outer magnetic member, such that the first inner magnetic member repels the first outer magnetic member. The outer shell is connected to the inner shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Gerard Eric Morgan, Gerard Earl Morgan, III
  • Patent number: 10416891
    Abstract: Systems and methods for transitioning and updating machine instructions from a first system with an older/initial component(s) to a second system or platform with one or more different components and new or modified operations or functions are provided. Embodiments enable improved obsolescence/configuration management and customization of the older/initial system's machine instructions (MI) to a target application/platform with new or modified capabilities. One exemplary system enables processing binary tape tracks for linear flash media over a universal serial bus (USB) to a personal computer (PC) card interface. User interfaces are provided for editing MIs to insert/modify functions or capabilities of obsolete MIs, e.g. binary tape tracks that are customized for a system with obsolete component(s) (e.g. tape drive), transferring data to/from a newer component (e.g. a linear flash media).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Douglas N. Morgan, Eric Morgan, Clyde Paul Hager, Jr., Nathan S. Popp, George Vollman, Dave P. Nordquist