Patents by Inventor Gilberto Morales

Gilberto Morales 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: 11339836
    Abstract: A clutch has an inner race, an outer race spaced from the inner race and forming a radial cavity between the races, and a plurality of sprags disposed in the radial cavity. The sprags have a different coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) from the inner race, the outer race, or both races, and a sprag cage retains the sprags at a uniform spacing within the radial cavity. When the clutch is at a first temperature, a gap exists between the sprags and the inner race, between the sprags and the outer race, or between the sprags and both races, and the clutch is disengaged. When the clutch is at a second temperature the sprags are in contact with both the races, and the clutch is engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Gilberto Morales, Carlos Alexander Fenny, Cody Anderson
  • Publication number: 20220010848
    Abstract: A clutch has an inner race, an outer race spaced from the inner race and forming a radial cavity between the races, and a plurality of sprags disposed in the radial cavity. The sprags have a different coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) from the inner race, the outer race, or both races, and a sprag cage retains the sprags at a uniform spacing within the radial cavity. When the clutch is at a first temperature, a gap exists between the sprags and the inner race, between the sprags and the outer race, or between the sprags and both races, and the clutch is disengaged. When the clutch is at a second temperature the sprags are in contact with both the races, and the clutch is engaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: Bell Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Gilberto Morales, Carlos Alexander Fenny, Cody Anderson
  • Patent number: 11149803
    Abstract: A sprag clutch has an inner race, an outer race, and a radial cavity between the races. A plurality of sprags are disposed in the radial cavity, and each sprag is configured to rotate about an axis of rotation that is perpendicular to its longitudinal axis. A sprag cage retains each of the plurality of sprags at a uniform spacing within the radial cavity, and a plurality of actuators are positioned to exert or withdraw a force upon a corresponding sprag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Gilberto Morales, Carlos Alexander Fenny
  • Patent number: 11137032
    Abstract: An example of a ceramic bearing system includes a shaft comprising two radially extending shoulders that define a channel therebetween, a first tolerance ring disposed in the channel of the shaft, and a bearing assembly comprising a ceramic bearing. The bearing assembly is positioned around the first tolerance ring and has an axial length that is longer than an axial length of the first tolerance ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignees: Bell Textron Inc., United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Cody Anderson, Gilberto Morales, Lawrence Mark Zunski
  • Patent number: 11104430
    Abstract: A powertrain for a rotorcraft includes first and second engines and a transmission system that includes a main rotor gearbox, a first freewheeling unit coupling the first engine to the main rotor gearbox and a second freewheeling unit coupling the second engine to the main rotor gearbox. The first freewheeling unit has a driving configuration and a bypass configuration. In a preflight configuration of the rotorcraft, the first engine provides power to at least one auxiliary component with the first freewheeling unit in the bypass configuration while the second engine provides power to the main rotor. In a flight configuration of the rotorcraft, the first engine provides power to the main rotor with the first freewheeling unit in the driving configuration while the second engine also provides power to the main rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Alexander Fenny, Gilberto Morales, Ryan Thomas Ehinger
  • Publication number: 20210094698
    Abstract: A powertrain for a rotorcraft includes first and second engines and a transmission system that includes a main rotor gearbox, a first freewheeling unit coupling the first engine to the main rotor gearbox and a second freewheeling unit coupling the second engine to the main rotor gearbox. The first freewheeling unit has a driving configuration and a bypass configuration. In a preflight configuration of the rotorcraft, the first engine provides power to at least one auxiliary component with the first freewheeling unit in the bypass configuration while the second engine provides power to the main rotor. In a flight configuration of the rotorcraft, the first engine provides power to the main rotor with the first freewheeling unit in the driving configuration while the second engine also provides power to the main rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: Bell Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Alexander Fenny, Gilberto Morales, Ryan Thomas Ehinger
  • Publication number: 20200385108
    Abstract: A rotor mast including an outer member defining a channel therethrough and an inner member disposed in the channel through the outer member, wherein the inner member is configured to apply a compressive force to the outer member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2019
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Gilberto Morales, Roozbeh Kiamanesh, Russell Mueller
  • Patent number: 10752346
    Abstract: A rotor assembly has a composite driveshaft extending between a transmission and a yoke for providing torque from the transmission to the yoke to cause rotation of the yoke and a plurality of rotor blade assemblies attached thereto. The rotor hub also has a composite static mast coupled to the yoke and a frame. The static mast being configured to carry the lift and thrust forces from the yoke to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Paul Haldeman, Dalton T. Hampton, Frank Bradley Stamps, John Lloyd, Gilberto Morales
  • Patent number: 10619717
    Abstract: A hybrid composite reinforced ring gear minimizing radial deformation during high RPM conditions includes a composite backing secured to a metal rim. In use, at operating temperature the composite backing contracts while the metal rim expands thus creating a compressive stress on the metal rim and significantly reduces radial deformation due to centrifugal forces as compared to an all steel ring gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Stanley Modrzejewski, Siddhesh Pradeep Raje, Gilberto Morales, Kenneth Myron Jackson
  • Patent number: 10370243
    Abstract: A method includes forming a mask that defines a masked area and an unmasked area on a front side of a substrate, and implanting a buried layer corresponding to the unmasked area on the front side of the substrate. The method also includes forming an epitaxial layer having a back side on the front side of the substrate and on a front side of the buried layer, and creating an opening into a back side of the substrate up to a back side of the epitaxial layer and a back side of the one or portions of the buried layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Stewart, Richard Davis, Gilberto Morales
  • Publication number: 20190112041
    Abstract: A rotor assembly has a composite driveshaft extending between a transmission and a yoke for providing torque from the transmission to the yoke to cause rotation of the yoke and a plurality of rotor blade assemblies attached thereto. The rotor hub also has a composite static mast coupled to the yoke and a frame. The static mast being configured to carry the lift and thrust forces from the yoke to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Paul Haldeman, Dalton T. Hampton, Frank Bradley Stamps, John Lloyd, Gilberto Morales
  • Publication number: 20190048983
    Abstract: A hybrid composite reinforced ring gear minimizing radial deformation during high RPM conditions includes a composite backing secured to a metal rim. In use, at operating temperature the composite backing contracts while the metal rim expands thus creating a compressive stress on the metal rim and significantly reduces radial deformation due to centrifugal forces as compared to an all steel ring gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Stanley MODRZEJEWSKI, Siddhesh Pradeep Raje, Gilberto Morales, Kenneth Myron Jackson
  • Publication number: 20160257561
    Abstract: A method includes forming a mask that defines a masked area and an unmasked area on a front side of a substrate, and implanting a buried layer corresponding to the unmasked area on the front side of the substrate. The method also includes forming an epitaxial layer having a back side on the front side of the substrate and on a front side of the buried layer, and creating an opening into a back side of the substrate up to a back side of the epitaxial layer and a back side of the one or portions of the buried layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Carl Stewart, Richard Davis, Gilberto Morales
  • Patent number: 9267857
    Abstract: A pressure sensor having a diaphragm having a boss with a pattern. The diaphragm having a boss may be regarded as a bossed diaphragm. The bossed diaphragm may have higher sensitivity than a flat plate diaphragm having the same area as the bossed diaphragm. The bossed diaphragm may incorporate a simple cross pattern that can further improve the sensitivity and linearity of a pressure response of the diaphragm at low pressures. Reduction of sharp edges and corners of the boss and its legs around the periphery of the diaphragm may reduce high stress points and thus increase the burst pressure rating of the bossed diaphragm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Stewart, Richard Davis, Gilberto Morales
  • Patent number: 9156676
    Abstract: A sensor assembly includes a first wafer having a cavity formed therein and a second wafer bonded relative to the first wafer to form a diaphragm over the cavity. A trench is formed in the second wafer in or around the diaphragm and the trench may be filled with an isolating material to help thermally and/or electrically isolate the diaphragm. The diaphragm may support one or more sense elements. The sensor assembly may be used a flow sensor, a pressure sensor, a temperature sensor, and/or any other suitable sensor, as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Stewart, Scott E. Beck, Richard A. Davis, Gilberto Morales
  • Publication number: 20150192486
    Abstract: A pressure sensor having a diaphragm having a boss with a pattern. The diaphragm having a boss may be regarded as a bossed diaphragm. The bossed diaphragm may have higher sensitivity than a flat plate diaphragm having the same area as the bossed diaphragm. The bossed diaphragm may incorporate a simple cross pattern that can further improve the sensitivity and linearity of a pressure response of the diaphragm at low pressures. Reduction of sharp edges and corners of the boss and its legs around the periphery of the diaphragm may reduce high stress points and thus increase the burst pressure rating of the bossed diaphragm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Carl Stewart, Richard Davis, Gilberto Morales
  • Publication number: 20140298913
    Abstract: A sensor assembly includes a first wafer having a cavity formed therein and a second wafer bonded relative to the first wafer to form a diaphragm over the cavity. A trench is formed in the second wafer in or around the diaphragm and the trench may be filled with an isolating material to help thermally and/or electrically isolate the diaphragm. The diaphragm may support one or more sense elements. The sensor assembly may be used a flow sensor, a pressure sensor, a temperature sensor, and/or any other suitable sensor, as desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Stewart, Scott E. Beck, Richard A. Davis, Gilberto Morales
  • Patent number: 8297125
    Abstract: A differential pressure sensor includes two pressure ports for allowing media to pass into contact with both the top and bottom sides of the diaphragm. A silicon pressure sensor die can be attached between the pressure ports using die attach materials for sensing a differential pressure between the media to evaluate media differential pressure. A cap with an opening can be placed on topside of a diaphragm formed in the silicon pressure die. The silicon pressure die can include die bond pads that can be electrically connected to the diaphragm to output electrical signals. The cap can seal the die bond pads from the harsh media and route the electrical signals therein. Media can pass through the opening in the cap such that a media path to the top of the diaphragm is not exposed to the die bond pads of the silicon pressure die to ensure long-term sensor reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Stewart, Richard Alan Davis, Gilberto Morales
  • Patent number: 8082798
    Abstract: The sensor geometry for improved package stress isolation is disclosed. A counterbore on the backing plate improves stress isolation properties of the sensor. The counterbore thins the wall of the backing plate maintaining the contact area with the package. The depth and diameter of the counterbore can be adjusted to find geometry for allowing the backing plate to absorb more package stresses. Thinning the wall of the backing plate make it less rigid and allows the backing plate to absorb more of the stresses produced at the interface with the package. The counterbore also keeps a large surface area at the bottom of the backing plate creating a strong bond with the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Gilberto Morales, Carl E. Stewart, Richard A. Davis, Alistair D. Bradley
  • Publication number: 20110252882
    Abstract: A robust sensor, such as a robust flow sensor or pressure sensor, is provided. In one illustrative embodiment, a robust flow sensor includes one or more flow sensor components secured relative to a membrane, and a substrate for supporting the membrane. In some cases, the one or more flow sensor components may be substantially thermally isolated from the substrate by the membrane. One or more wire bond pads may be situated adjacent to a first side of the substrate and may be provided for communicating signals relative to the one or more flow sensor components. A top cap may be situated adjacent to the first side of the substrate and secured relative to the substrate. The top cap may define at least part of a fluid inlet and/or an outlet of the flow sensor assembly, and may at least partially define a flow channel that extends from the inlet, past at least one of the one or more flow sensor components, and out the outlet of the flow sensor assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Scott Edward Beck, Richard Alan Davis, Gilberto Morales, Carl Stewart, Yong-Fa Wang