Patents by Inventor George F. Owens

George F. Owens 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: 10899427
    Abstract: A heated floor panel assembly with an impact layer is made to absorb blunt force and protect a heating element inside the assembly. The assembly further includes a plurality of structural layer made of a reinforced polymer matrix, one or more core layer with a honeycomb or foam structure for absorbing shear stress, and a heating layer containing the heating element. The impact layer is a composite layer with a resin impregnated fiber matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Casey Slane, Nathaniel Ching, Wenping Zhao, Daniel Waina, Jin Hu, Brandon Hein, George F. Owens, James A. Mullen
  • Publication number: 20200015325
    Abstract: A heated floor panel assembly contains a positive temperature coefficient heater secured in the assembly through a number of welded joints through a thermoplastic dielectric layer. The positive temperature coefficient heater is on a thermoplastic substrate, which is bonded to the thermoplastic dielectric layer. The assembly further includes an impact layer, a core layer, and structural layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Wenping Zhao, Jin Hu, Nathaniel Ching, George F. Owens, Casey Slane, Brandon Hein, Daniel Waina, James A. Mullen, Melissa Leigh Patterson, Galdemir Cezar Botura
  • Publication number: 20200010169
    Abstract: A heated floor panel assembly with an impact layer is made to absorb blunt force and protect a heating element inside the assembly. The assembly further includes a plurality of structural layer made of a reinforced polymer matrix, one or more core layer with a honeycomb or foam structure for absorbing shear stress, and a heating layer containing the heating element. The impact layer is a composite layer with a resin impregnated fiber matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Casey Slane, Nathaniel Ching, Wenping Zhao, Daniel Waina, Jin Hu, Brandon Hein, George F. Owens, James A. Mullen
  • Patent number: 10368394
    Abstract: A heating arrangement has a positive temperature coefficient (“PTC”) heater. A resistor is electrically in series with the PTC heater sized and configured to limit current through the PTC heater and the resistor below a selected value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Jon Shearer, Carl Aeschliman, George F. Owens, Kevin Edward Roach
  • Publication number: 20190176992
    Abstract: A composite sandwich structure for heating an environment includes a first core layer made from a first cellular material and having a first thickness, and a second core layer made from a second cellular material and having a second thickness less than the first thickness. The structure further includes a heating layer having a thermoelectric heating element and disposed between the first and second core layers. The first core layer is positioned between the heating layer and the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Jin Hu, Nathaniel Ching, George F. Owens, Casey Slane, Galdemir Cezar Botura, Brandon Hein, James A. Mullen
  • Publication number: 20190118929
    Abstract: A composite sandwich panel includes a perforated heater element in the middle of two structural plies, attached by a resin infiltrating perforations on the surface of the heater element. The heater element in the sandwich panel can withstand greater shear stress than non-perforated elements. The composite sandwich panel includes support layers such as honeycomb or foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventor: George F. Owens
  • Publication number: 20180063886
    Abstract: A heating arrangement has a positive temperature coefficient (“PTC”) heater. A resistor is electrically in series with the PTC heater sized and configured to limit current through the PTC heater and the resistor below a selected value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Jon Shearer, Carl Aeschliman, George F. Owens, Kevin Edward Roach
  • Publication number: 20170238369
    Abstract: An aircraft heated floor panel includes a first face sheet, a second face sheet opposite the first face sheet, and core with an electrically conductive core portion. The electrically conductive core portion supports the first face sheet and the second face sheet, and is electrically insulated from the external environment to receive electrical power, resistively generate heat, and communicate heat to the first face sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: George F. Owens, Kevin E. Roach, James Mullen, Michael J. Giamati, Jon Shearer, James Van Twisk, David L. Brittingham, Tommy M. Wilson, JR., Jin Hu, William A. Veronesi, Mark R. Gurvich, Joseph Winesdoerffer, Jason Gesner
  • Patent number: 8172198
    Abstract: A valve assembly (20) for an aircraft water supply system. The valve assembly (20) comprises a valve member (40), an electrical motor (64), and a mechanical returning mechanism (80). When electrical power is provided, the motor (64) can be controlled to move the valve member (40) from a first position and to a second position. The mechanism (80) is operably connected to the valve member (40) and mechanically biases it towards the first position. If a power loss occurs when the valve member (40) is in the second position, the returning mechanism (80) non-electrically (e.g., mechanically) returns the valve member (40) to the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Dorsey, George F. Owens, Richard B. Yori, Robert W. Hyde
  • Publication number: 20090039306
    Abstract: A valve assembly (20) for an aircraft water supply system. The valve assembly (20) comprises a valve member (40), an electrical motor (64), and a mechanical returning mechanism (80). When electrical power is provided, the motor (64) can be controlled to move the valve member (40) from a first position and to a second position. The mechanism (80) is operably connected to the valve member (40) and mechanically biases it towards the first position. If a power loss occurs when the valve member (40) is in the second position, the returning mechanism (80) non-electrically (e.g., mechanically) returns the valve member (40) to the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventors: Michael J. Dorsey, George F. Owens, Richard B. Yori, Robert W. Hyde