Patents by Inventor Evan Butcher

Evan Butcher 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: 11312064
    Abstract: A component includes an additively manufactured component with an internal passage and an additively manufactured elongated member within the internal passage. A method of additively manufacturing a component including additively manufacturing a component with an internal passage; and additively manufacturing an elongated member within the internal passage concurrent with additively manufacturing the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Evan Butcher
  • Patent number: 11247250
    Abstract: A tool includes a head that extends form the flexible section, an emitter within the head; and a nozzle to eject a cooling fluid therefrom. A method of additively manufacturing a component including delivering series of thermal shocks to a conglomerated powder within an internal passage of an additively manufactured component to facilitate removal of the conglomerated powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Joe Ott, Wendell V. Twelves, Jr., Lexia Kironn, Evan Butcher
  • Patent number: 11242769
    Abstract: A process for additively controlled surface features of a gas turbine engine casing. The process comprises forming the casing having an inner surface and an outer surface opposite the inner surface; forming a surface feature on the casing proximate the inner surface, wherein the surface feature comprises a structure on the inner surface configured to align or misalign with respect to a flow direction of a working fluid in a flow path of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay Narayan Jagdale, Jesse R. Boyer, Om P. Sharma, Evan Butcher, Lawrence Binek, Bryan G. Dods
  • Publication number: 20220032554
    Abstract: A rotary component may comprise a first structure configured to rotate about an axis and a second structure configured to rotate about the axis. A support structure may be coupled to the first structure at a first attachment location and to the second structure at a second attachment location. The support structure may be configured to separate from the first structure and the second structure in response to a centrifugal force generated by the first structure and the second structure rotating about the axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lawrence Binek, Matthew B. Kennedy, Evan Butcher, Jesse R. Boyer, Vijay Narayan Jagdale, Dmytro Mykolayovych Voytovych
  • Publication number: 20210396151
    Abstract: A monolithic combustor apparatus comprises an outer casing comprising a forward flange, a fuel manifold disposed on the outer casing and defining an annular chamber extending perimetrically around the outer casing, a combustor liner disposed within the outer casing, the combustor liner defining an annular combustion chamber, a first annular plenum disposed between the outer casing and the combustor liner, an inner liner disposed radially from the combustor liner, a first inner flange extending forward from the combustor liner, and a second inner flange extending radially inward from the first inner flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lawrence Binek, Jesse R. Boyer, Evan Butcher, Dmytro Mykolayovych Voytovych
  • Patent number: 11199136
    Abstract: An additively manufactured thermally insulating structure comprising a base layer and a fire-resistant layer adjacent to the base layer that forms an air gap therebetween. A method for assembling a miniature gas turbine engine includes additively manufacturing an additively manufactured thermally insulating structure onto a static structure of the miniature gas turbine engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Evan Butcher, Jesse R. Boyer, Om P. Sharma, Lawrence Binek, Bryan G. Dods, Vijay Narayan Jagdale
  • Patent number: 11179895
    Abstract: A rotary component may comprise a first structure configured to rotate about an axis and a second structure configured to rotate about the axis. A support structure may be coupled to the first structure at a first attachment location and to the second structure at a second attachment location. The support structure may be configured to separate from the first structure and the second structure in response to a centrifugal force generated by the first structure and the second structure rotating about the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence Binek, Matthew B. Kennedy, Evan Butcher, Jesse R. Boyer, Vijay Narayan Jagdale, Dmytro Mykolayovych Voytovych
  • Patent number: 11174744
    Abstract: An assembly for use in an attritable engine includes a hub and a blade. The hub is configured to rotate about a centerline axis passing through a center of the hub and is formed with a first type of layer-by-layer additive manufacturing process. The blade is connected to and extends radially outward from the hub. The blade is formed with a second type of layer-by-layer additive manufacturing process that is different than the first layer-by-layer additive manufacturing process. The hub and the blade are integrally formed together as a single piece of material with a layer-by-layer additive manufacturing process. The blade includes a root of a first material, a platform connected to the root, an airfoil connected to and extending from the platform, and a tip connected on a distal end of the airfoil opposite from the root. The platform includes a material that is different from the first.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence Binek, Tommy Skiba, Matthew B. Kennedy, Evan Butcher, Jesse R. Boyer, Vijay Narayan Jagdale, Dmytro Mykolayovych Voytovych
  • Patent number: 11162416
    Abstract: A vehicle structure with unitary casing for an attritable gas turbine engine comprising a vehicle structure forming a unitary casing having a casing wall opposite the vehicle structure; a bypass duct formed between the casing wall and the vehicle structure, wherein the unitary casing is configured to receive a core of the attritable gas turbine engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Evan Butcher, Jesse R. Boyer, Om P. Sharma, Lawrence Binek, Bryan G. Dods, Vijay Narayan Jagdale
  • Patent number: 11156156
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine is provided that includes a compressor section, a turbine section, and a unitary structure. The compressor section has at least one compressor rotor stage. The turbine section has at least one turbine rotor stage. The compressor rotor stage and the turbine rotor stage are in rotational communication with each other. The unitary structure includes an outer case portion, a combustor section, a turbine nozzle, and an exhaust duct. The unitary structure configured for attachment with the turbine section and compressor section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence Binek, Jesse R. Boyer, Om P. Sharma, Evan Butcher, Bryan G. Dods, Vijay Narayan Jagdale
  • Patent number: 10989408
    Abstract: A component for a gas turbine engine is disclosed. In various embodiments, the component includes a diffuser ring, a combustor and a spring element connecting the diffuser ring to the combustor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence Binek, Evan Butcher, Matthew B. Kennedy, Vijay Narayan Jagdale, Jesse R. Boyer, Dmytro Mykolayovych Voytovych
  • Patent number: 10954810
    Abstract: A unitary rub strip comprises a casing having an inner surface and an outer surface opposite the inner surface; a unitary rub strip is formed integral with the casing proximate the inner surface, wherein the unitary rub strip comprises a modified structure within the casing configured to abrade responsive to an interaction with a rotating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence Binek, Matthew B. Kennedy, Evan Butcher, Jesse R. Boyer, Vijay Narayan Jagdale, Dmytro Mykolayovych Voytovych
  • Patent number: 10883369
    Abstract: A ceramic component retention system includes a metallic component, a ceramic component, and at least one spring element arranged between the metallic component and the ceramic component. The metallic component has a first coefficient of thermal expansion, and the ceramic component has a second coefficient of thermal expansion. The at least one spring element is configured to mechanically couple the ceramic component to the metallic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Wendell V. Twelves, Jr., Kathleen E. Sinnamon, Lexia Kironn, Evan Butcher, Joe Ott, Matthew E. Lynch
  • Publication number: 20200361174
    Abstract: A component includes an additively manufactured component with an internal passage and an additively manufactured elongated member within the internal passage. A method of additively manufacturing a component including additively manufacturing a component with an internal passage; and additively manufacturing an elongated member within the internal passage concurrent with additively manufacturing the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Evan Butcher
  • Patent number: 10809016
    Abstract: A heat exchanger system for a gas turbine engine includes a plurality of fins; and an additively manufactured heat transfer tube that extends through the plurality of fins, the additively manufactured heat transfer tube follows a non-linear path though said plurality of fins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Lexia Kironn, Wendell V Twelves, Jr., Evan Butcher, Joe Ott
  • Patent number: 10786966
    Abstract: A component includes an additively manufactured component with an internal passage and an additively manufactured elongated member within the internal passage. A method of additively manufacturing a component including additively manufacturing a component with an internal passage; and additively manufacturing an elongated member within the internal passage concurrent with additively manufacturing the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Evan Butcher
  • Patent number: 10737363
    Abstract: A tool includes a flexible section; a head that extends form the flexible section; and an exciter within the head. A method of additively manufacturing a component including burrowing a tool into a conglomerated powder within an internal passage of an additively manufactured component, the tool vibrating in a manner to facilitate removal of the conglomerated powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Joe Ott, Wendell V. Twelves, Jr., Evan Butcher, Lexia Kironn
  • Patent number: 10739005
    Abstract: A fuel injector is provided for a gas turbine engine. The fuel injector includes a fuel conduit and a cooling fluid circuit through a strut. A gas turbine engine is provided that includes a multiple of fuel injectors in communication with a combustor and a cooling system in communication with each of the multiple of fuel injectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Lexia Kironn, Roger O Coffey, Wendell V Twelves, Gary A Schirtzinger, Joe Ott, Evan Butcher, John D Frish
  • Publication number: 20200230779
    Abstract: A method for abrasive flow machining includes moving an abrasive media through a high-aspect passage of a workpiece. Local pressure of the abrasive media is increased at target abrasion surfaces of the high-aspect passage using a passage geometry that is configured to direct flow of the abrasive media into the target abrasion surfaces such that the target abrasion surfaces are preferentially polished by the abrasive media over other, non-targeted surfaces of the high-aspect passage at which the flow of the abrasive media is not directed into.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Wendell V. Twelves, Joe Ott, Evan Butcher, John P. Rizzo, JR.
  • Publication number: 20200191053
    Abstract: A vehicle structure with unitary casing for an attritable gas turbine engine comprising a vehicle structure forming a unitary casing having a casing wall opposite the vehicle structure; a bypass duct formed between the casing wall and the vehicle structure, wherein the unitary casing is configured to receive a core of the attritable gas turbine engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Evan Butcher, Jesse R. Boyer, Om P. Sharma, Lawrence Binek, Bryan G. Dods, Vijay Narayan Jagdale