Patents by Inventor Galdemir Cezar Botura

Galdemir Cezar Botura 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: 10986699
    Abstract: Disclosed is the use of a boron nitride nanotube (BNNT) fabric as a skin for protection of nano-carbon heaters used for de-icing aircrafts or other vehicles. This allows the heaters to be resistant to hail, bird, and other mechanical striking damages, and can be applied to parts of aircraft that require acoustic protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Hu, Galdemir Cezar Botura
  • Patent number: 10975768
    Abstract: A method of preserving power quality on a power grid is provided. The method is implemented by a voltage overflow device that is electrically coupled to the power grid through electrical contacts. A voltage monitoring circuit of the voltage overflow device monitors a voltage via the electrical contacts on the power grid with respect to a predetermined voltage. The voltage monitoring circuit determines whether the voltage exceeds the predetermined voltage. A switch of the voltage overflow device shunt an excess voltage over the predetermined voltage to a resistive load when the voltage exceeds the predetermined voltage to preserve the power quality on the power grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Krenz, Galdemir Cezar Botura
  • Publication number: 20210009273
    Abstract: An ice detector apparatus for an aircraft includes a heater strip and a temperature sensor. The heater strip is configured to be mounted to an external surface of an aircraft and the temperature sensor is coupled to the heater strip. The temperature sensor is configured to detect a temperature profile of the heater strip, wherein the temperature profile is indicative of an extent of icing. The temperature profile may be indicative of whether the aircraft is operating in an appendix C icing-envelope or an appendix O icing-envelope. The temperature sensor may include a plurality of temperature sensors coupled along a length of the heater strip, such that the temperature profile comprises a spatial temperature map of the heater strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Galdemir Cezar Botura, James A. Mullen
  • Patent number: 10875623
    Abstract: A heated floor panel assembly for aircraft includes structural layers made of a fiber matrix and a high temperature thermoplastic resin. The structural layers are within the heated floor panel assembly to protect the other assembly components from damage and absorb stress. The heated floor panel assembly further includes a heating layer with a heating element, an impact layer, and a core layer to take shear stress exerted on the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Hu, Nathaniel Ching, Wenping Zhao, Casey Slane, Galdemir Cezar Botura
  • Patent number: 10875632
    Abstract: An ice protection assembly on an airfoil includes a heater positioned on the leading edge, and one or more ice phobic layers positioned to inhibit runback ice formation on the surface of the airfoil downstream of the heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Galdemir Cezar Botura, Jin Hu
  • Patent number: 10863586
    Abstract: A method of making a carbon nanotube heater includes impregnating a dry carbon nanotube fiber matrix with a conductive resin, the conductive resin is made of an organic resin and a conductive filler material. The carbon nanotube heater is lightweight, strong, and maintains appropriate electrical conductivity and resistance for use as a heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Wenping Zhao, Zaffir A. Chaudhry, Galdemir Cezar Botura, Tommy M. Wilson, Jr., Brad Hartzler, Jin Hu
  • Publication number: 20200331616
    Abstract: An aircraft may include a fuselage and a wing extending away from the fuselage to a wing tip. The wing may have a leading edge portion, a suction side portion, and a pressure side portion. A thermoelectric element may be coupled to an inner surface of the wing. A chemical adhesive may be disposed on a thermoelectric inner surface. A structural rib may be adhesively bonded to the thermoelectric element by curing the chemical adhesive. The structural rib may be mechanically fastened to a suction side of the wing and to a pressure side of the wing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark James Didyk, James A. Mullen, Jin Hu, Galdemir Cezar Botura, Casey Slane
  • Patent number: 10807326
    Abstract: A method of making monolithic carbon nanotube heater elements with geometric shape with multiple, complex curvatures is disclosed. The method includes depositing carbon nanotubes on to a forming surface, draining the carbon nanotubes, and drying the carbon nanotubes. Alternatively, the method includes thermoforming carbon nanotube sheets containing thermoplastic binders. The resulting carbon nanotube heater element is a thin, monolithic carbon nanotube heater sheet having a geometric shape with complex curvatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Wenping Zhao, Zaffir A. Chaudhry, Galdemir Cezar Botura, Tommy M. Wilson, Jr., Brad Hartzler
  • Patent number: 10780983
    Abstract: A de-icing assembly for a surface of an aircraft includes a carcass with a first layer and a second layer, a plurality of seams sewn into the carcass, and a bonded region. The plurality of seams join the first and second layers of the carcass together. Each of the plurality of seams comprises two or more stitchlines. The bonded region is disposed between the two or more stitchlines and seals a portion of the first layer of the carcass to a portion of the second layer of the carcass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Hunter, Galdemir Cezar Botura, Samual Steven Riczo Schomer, Alan J. Fahrner, Kurt M. Tauscher
  • Patent number: 10785831
    Abstract: An ice protection heater element includes a carbon allotrope heater with micro-perforations across up to about sixty percent of the carbon allotrope heater's surface. The micro-perforations allow uniform heating across the heating element and tailored electrical resistances for ice protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Casey Slane, Jin Hu, Galdemir Cezar Botura, Nathaniel Ching
  • Patent number: 10703481
    Abstract: A conformable tank includes a body with a plurality of composite walls formed around a cavity, and an internal support connected to one of the plurality of composite walls and positioned in the cavity. The plurality of composite walls includes a flat side wall disposed opposite a curved side wall. A first section of one of the plurality of composite walls includes an exterior facing, an interior facing, and a core positioned between the exterior facing and the interior facing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Casey Slane, Nathaniel Ching, Jin Hu, Galdemir Cezar Botura
  • Patent number: 10660160
    Abstract: A nano alumina fabric protects heaters used for de-icing aircraft or other vehicles. This allows heaters to withstand mechanical foreign object damage (FOD), is environmentally safe, and is a cost-efficient alternative to other protection fabrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Hu, Galdemir Cezar Botura
  • Publication number: 20200140097
    Abstract: An ice protection system for an aircraft component includes a plurality of heaters. The aircraft component has at least two section and a junction area. At least one of the heaters is an H-shape carbon allotrope heater designed to apply heat to the junction area and prevent ice accumulation in the junction area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Casey Slane, Jin Hu, Nathaniel Ching, Galdemir Cezar Botura, James A. Mullen, Mark James Didyk
  • Patent number: 10640217
    Abstract: A pneumatic deicer includes a base layer, a forming layer, a first chamber, and a first sensor. The base layer has an inlet, a first side, and a second side. The forming layer is connected to the base layer along at least two seams and has inner side and an outer side with the outer side being distant from the base layer. The first chamber is formed between the base layer and the forming layer and configured to be inflated by air passing into the first chamber through the inlet in the base layer. The first sensor is situated within the first chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Galdemir Cezar Botura, David L. Brittingham, Jin Hu, Andrew Taylor
  • Publication number: 20200120760
    Abstract: Additively manufactured heating elements for tubes are made from a positive temperature coefficient heater ink printed on the tube. A bus bar is likewise printed onto the tube using a conductive ink. The positive temperature coefficient heater ink and bust bar conductive ink are encapsulated with a closing adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Jin Hu, Daniel Waina, Casey Slane, Nathaniel Ching, Galdemir Cezar Botura
  • Publication number: 20200055582
    Abstract: A heater panel includes a face layer. A heater/dielectric layer includes a heater layer between a pair of dielectric layers. The face layer is bonded to a first one of the dielectric layers. A ballistic structure is bonded to a second one of the dielectric layers. The face layer can be bonded directly to the first one of the dielectric layers with a film adhesive. The ballistic structure can be bonded directly to the second one of the dielectric layers with a film adhesive. The ballistic structure can be configured to withstand at least a 5.56 mm bullet impact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Galdemir Cezar Botura, Chris Cojocar, Anthony Paul Digiacomo, Robert Dodson
  • Publication number: 20200055607
    Abstract: A method of preserving power quality on a power grid is provided. The method is implemented by a voltage overflow device that is electrically coupled to the power grid through electrical contacts. A voltage monitoring circuit of the voltage overflow device monitors a voltage via the electrical contacts on the power grid with respect to a predetermined voltage. The voltage monitoring circuit determines whether the voltage exceeds the predetermined voltage. A switch of the voltage overflow device shunt an excess voltage over the predetermined voltage to a resistive load when the voltage exceeds the predetermined voltage to preserve the power quality on the power grid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Krenz, Galdemir Cezar Botura
  • Publication number: 20200022224
    Abstract: A heating element includes a first bus bar disposed to receive current from a power source, and a second bus bar non-adjacent to the first bus bar. The heating element further includes a polymer ink section extending between the first and second bus bars, and the section includes a plurality of PTC polymer inks each different from one another. The second bus bar is electrically connected to the first bus bar via the polymer ink section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Nathaniel Ching, Jin Hu, Casey Slane, Galdemir Cezar Botura
  • Publication number: 20200010167
    Abstract: A heater panel includes a core. A heater/dielectric layer including a positive thermal coefficient (PTC) heater layer between a pair of dielectric layers is bonded to the core in a stack. An impact layer is bonded to the stack, wherein the impact layer includes a first sub-layer for impact absorption that is bonded to the stack and a second sub-layer for cut resistance bonded to the first sub-layer. The second sub-layer has a higher material hardness than that of the first-sub layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Casey Slane, Nathaniel Ching, Jin Hu, Galdemir Cezar Botura
  • Publication number: 20200010168
    Abstract: A heated floor panel assembly for aircraft includes structural layers made of a fiber matrix and a high temperature thermoplastic resin. The structural layers are within the heated floor panel assembly to protect the other assembly components from damage and absorb stress. The heated floor panel assembly further includes a heating layer with a heating element, an impact layer, and a core layer to take shear stress exerted on the assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Jin Hu, Nathaniel Ching, Wenping Zhao, Casey Slane, Galdemir Cezar Botura