Patents by Inventor Glenn R. Johnson

Glenn R. Johnson 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: 10707792
    Abstract: A variable wobbler plate has a stub shaft and a pivot shaft. The pivot shaft has a smaller diameter portion and a larger diameter portion. The smaller diameter portion has a generally cylindrical outer periphery with a flat over a limited circumferential extent and a diameter to opposed portions of the generally cylindrical portion defining a first distance. A second distance is defined from an end of the smaller diameter portion spaced furthest from the stub shaft to an end of the larger diameter portion spaced closest to the stub shaft and measured along a central axis of the pivot shaft and defines a second distance. A ratio of the first distance to the second distance is between 0.60 and 0.75. An integrated drive generator and a method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Derek R. Hochstetler, Ted A. Martin, Duane C. Johnson, Glenn C. Lemmers, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10707727
    Abstract: A stator sleeve for use in an integrated drive generator has a body extending between a first end and a second end and has a generally cylindrical inner peripheral surface. An outer peripheral surface has a plurality of circumferentially extending ribs define intermediate oil cooling channels. An integrated drive generator and a method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Derek R. Hochstetler, Ted A. Martin, Duane C. Johnson, Glenn C. Lemmers, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200170665
    Abstract: An ultrasonic instrument includes a housing, an ultrasonic transducer support by the housing, and an integrated usage indicator. The housing is configured to removably connect to a shaft assembly. The ultrasonic transducer is configured to be acoustically connected to a waveguide and operated a predetermined number of use cycles. The integrated usage indicator is operatively connected to the housing and includes a used state indicator. The used state indicator is configured to indicate to a clinician in a used state when the ultrasonic transducer has been operated at least the predetermined number of use cycles for limiting usage of the ultrasonic transducer to the predetermined number of use cycles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Ryan M. Asher, Brian D. Black, Chad P. Boudreaux, Nathan Cummings, William D. Dannaher, Craig T. Davis, Glenn W. Ellison, Frederick L. Estera, Jacob S. Gee, Geni Giannotti, Timothy S. Holland, Kevin L. Houser, Gregory W. Johnson, Amy M. Krumm, Jason R. Lesko, Stephen M. Leuck, Ion V. Nicolaescu, Candice Otrembiak, Amelia A. Pierce, Eric Roberson, Shan Wan
  • Patent number: 10670126
    Abstract: A variable block shaft has a radially enlarged disc formed at a first end. A shaft portion extends from the disc to a second end. An inner bearing race surface is defined intermediate the first and second end and has an outer peripheral surface. An axial length of the inner bearing race surface is defined between inner facing surfaces of lands at each axial side. The axial distance is measured along the center axis of the body and an outer diameter to the inner bearing race surface being defined as a first distance. The axial length of the inner bearing race surface is defined as a second distance and a ratio of the first distance to the second distance being between 3.75 and 3.90. An integrated drive generator and a method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Derek R. Hochstetler, Ted A. Martin, Duane C. Johnson, Glenn C. Lemmers, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10641344
    Abstract: A disconnect plunger for use in an integrated drive generator includes a plunger body extending between a first end and a second end. A cam surface is formed on the second end, and has a cylindrical cam portion extending across the second end. The cylindrical cam portion has a location formed at a radius about a point spaced beyond the second end relative to the first end. A first distance is defined from a second end facing surface of a cylindrical guide portion positioned intermediate first and second end. A ratio of the first radius to the first distance is between 0.15 and 0.30. The point is spaced in a direction perpendicular to a center axis of the plunger body, and measured from the center axis by a second distance. A ratio of the second distance to the first radius is between 0.25 and 0.40. An integrated drive generator and a method of replacing a disconnect shaft are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Derek R. Hochstetler, Ted A. Martin, Duane C. Johnson, Glenn C. Lemmers, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10644563
    Abstract: A terminal lead assembly for use in an integrated drive generator has a body formed of a lead portion and a support portion. The lead portion is received within an aperture in the support portion. The support portion has an outer periphery defined within a plane extending perpendicularly to a central axis of the lead portion. The outer periphery includes two curved portions and straight side portions extending parallel to each other and connecting the curved portions. An integrated drive generator and a method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Derek R. Hochstetler, Ted A. Martin, Duane C. Johnson, Glenn C. Lemmers, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10634063
    Abstract: An input drive shaft for use in an integrated drive generator has a body extending from an end to a clutch face. The clutch face includes a plurality of clutch teeth extending away from a nominal surface of the body. The clutch face defines an inner bore of a first diameter. The clutch face has an outer peripheral surface defining a second diameter and a ratio of the first diameter to the second diameter is between 1.50 and 1.65. An integrated drive generator and a method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Derek R. Hochstetler, Ted A. Martin, Duane C. Johnson, Glenn C. Lemmers, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10615653
    Abstract: A lamination for use in an integrated drive generator is formed from a plurality of plates having a body including a pair of opposed cylindrical surfaces. Non-cylindrical ditches are defined circumferentially intermediate the pair of cylindrical surfaces. A plurality of passages are formed in an outer periphery of the cylindrical surfaces including relatively large holes extending through a slot to the outer periphery. Grooves are formed intermediate the relatively large holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Derek R. Hochstetler, Ted A. Martin, Duane C. Johnson, Glenn C. Lemmers, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10612640
    Abstract: An output ring gear for use in an integrated drive generator has a gear body extending between a first end and a second end and having a disc extending radially outwardly. A boss extends from the disc toward the second end. There are outer gear teeth outwardly of an outer diameter of the disc. There are inner gear teeth inwardly of an inner surface of the disc. The outer and inner gear teeth have a unique gear tooth profile with roll angles A, B, C, and D. An integrated drive generator and a method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Derek R. Hochstetler, Ted A. Martin, Duane C. Johnson, Glenn C. Lemmers, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10599165
    Abstract: A governor and inversion pump drive gear for an integrated drive generator has a gear body extending from a first end to a second end. There is an enlarged disc between the first and second ends. A boss extends from the enlarged disc toward the second end and has an internal bore with spline teeth. The enlarged disc has input gear teeth at an outer periphery. A shaft portion extends from the disc to the first end. A flange is formed at a location intermediate the first end and the enlarged disc. The inner gear teeth and the drive gear teeth have unique tooth profiles. An integrated dive generator and a method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Derek R. Hochstetler, Ted A. Martin, Duane C. Johnson, Glenn C. Lemmers, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10561436
    Abstract: An ultrasonic instrument includes a housing, an ultrasonic transducer support by the housing, and an integrated usage indicator. The housing is configured to removably connect to a shaft assembly. The ultrasonic transducer is configured to be acoustically connected to a waveguide and operated a predetermined number of use cycles. The integrated usage indicator is operatively connected to the housing and includes a used state indicator. The used state indicator is configured to indicate to a clinician in a used state when the ultrasonic transducer has been operated at least the predetermined number of use cycles for limiting usage of the ultrasonic transducer to the predetermined number of use cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Ryan M. Asher, Brian D. Black, Chad P. Boudreaux, Nathan Cummings, William D. Dannaher, Craig T. Davis, Glenn W. Ellison, Frederick L. Estera, Jacob S. Gee, Geni Giannotti, Timothy S. Holland, Kevin L. Houser, Gregory W. Johnson, Amy M. Krumm, Jason R. Lesko, Stephen M. Leuck, Ion V. Nicolaescu, Candice Otrembiak, Amelia A. Pierce, Eric Roberson, Shan Wan
  • Patent number: 10554094
    Abstract: A terminal block cover for use in an integrated drive generator has a body having a closed outer face and extending to an open inner face, and having an open side and a closed side. There are four connection channels for receiving electric connections for each of three phases of power and a neutral, and they extend from the closed side to the open side. There are spacing channels formed between adjacent ones of each of the four connection channels, with the spacing channels being formed by two spaced ribs with an interior space. An integrated drive generator and a method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Derek R. Hochstetler, Ted A. Martin, Duane C. Johnson, Glenn C. Lemmers, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10539213
    Abstract: A cylinder block for use in an integrated drive generator has a shaft portion with a relatively small outer diameter and a cylindrical body portion having a larger outer diameter than the shaft portion, and said cylindrical body portion formed with a plurality of piston chambers, said cylindrical body portion extending from a first end to a second end, said second end being provided with cylindrical ports leading into said piston chambers and said cylindrical ports having a third end and a fourth end wherein a ratio of a first distance from said first end to said fourth end to a second distance from said first end to said second end being between 0.91 and 0.93. A generator and a method are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Derek R. Hochstetler, Ted A. Martin, Duane C. Johnson, Glenn C. Lemmers, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10533499
    Abstract: A seal plate body has a first the zone including three bolt hole ears and an oil passage ear. A second zone includes four bolt hole ears. A third zone includes six bolt ears and one alignment pin ear. A fourth zone has three bolt hole ears. A fifth zone includes five bolt hole ears and one oil passage ear. A sixth zone includes three bolt hole ears and one alignment pin ear. Each of the bolt hole ears includes a bolt hole, and each of the oil passage ears includes an oil passage hole. An integrated drive generator and a method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Derek R. Hochstetler, Ted A. Martin, Duane C. Johnson, Glenn C. Lemmers
  • Patent number: 10451163
    Abstract: A trim ring gear for use in an integrated drive generator has a ring gear body extending between a first end and a second end. Outer gear teeth are formed on an outer surface, and inner gear teeth are formed on an inner surface. The outer tooth roll angle at A is between 16.0 and 17.5°, at B is between 17.5 and 190°, at C is between 22.0 and 23.5°, and at D is between 23.0 and 24.5°. The inner tooth roll angle at A is between 31.5 and 33.0°, at B is between 30.0 and 31.5°, at C is between 25.5 and 27.0°, and at D is between 24.0 and 25.5°. An integrated drive generator, and a method of replacing the trim ring gear are also disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Derek R. Hochstetler, Ted A. Martin, Duane C. Johnson, Glenn C. Lemmers, Jessica M. Friedberg
  • Patent number: 10436251
    Abstract: An inner bearing race has a body extending from a first end to a second end. An inner bearing race surface defined between a pair of lands extends radially outwardly of the inner bearing race surface, with one of the lands extending to the second end. The bearing race surface is defined by inner face surfaces of the lands. The inner bearing race surface extends for an axial distance between the inner facing surfaces along a central axis C of the body and defines a first distance. A second distance defines an outer diameter of the inner bearing race surface is defined as a second distance and a ratio of the first distance to the second distance being between 0.20 and 0.30. An integrated drive generator and a method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Derek R. Hochstetler, Ted A. Martin, Duane C. Johnson, Glenn C. Lemmers, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10422324
    Abstract: A wear ring for use in an integrated drive generator has a cylindrical body defining an axis and having a tab extending radially outwardly of an outer cylindrical surface of the cylindrical body. The tab has a radially outer point. A ratio of a first radius to the outer cylindrical surface from the axis to a second radius extending to the radially outer point from the axis is between 0.90 and 0.95. An integrated drive generator and a method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Derek R. Hochstetler, Ted A. Martin, Duane C. Johnson, Glenn C. Lemmers, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190222092
    Abstract: A terminal lead support for use in an integrated drive generator has a body defining an outer end extending to two outer angled surfaces. The outer angled surfaces each extend to curved end portions. The curved end portions connect the outer angled surfaces into inner angled surfaces. The inner angled surfaces each extend into cupped portions formed about a radius. There are six apertures formed within the body, with laterally outer apertures spaced from the outer surface by a greater amount than laterally intermediate apertures. The laterally intermediate apertures are spaced from the outer surface by a greater amount than laterally inner apertures. An integrated drive generator and a method of replacing a terminal lead support are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Derek R. Hochstetler, Ted A. Martin, Duane C. Johnson, Glenn C. Lemmers, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190222154
    Abstract: A variable wobbler plate has a stub shaft and a pivot shaft. The pivot shaft has a smaller diameter portion and a larger diameter portion. The smaller diameter portion has a generally cylindrical outer periphery with a flat over a limited circumferential extent and a diameter to opposed portions of the generally cylindrical portion defining a first distance. A second distance is defined from an end of the smaller diameter portion spaced furthest from the stub shaft to an end of the larger diameter portion spaced closest to the stub shaft and measured along a central axis of the pivot shaft and defines a second distance. A ratio of the first distance to the second distance is between 0.60 and 0.75. An integrated drive generator and a method are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Derek R. Hochstetler, Ted A. Martin, Duane C. Johnson, Glenn C. Lemmers, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190219139
    Abstract: A fixed block shaft has a body extending from a first end to a second end. A disc extends radially outwardly of a shaft portion. The shaft portion extends to the second end. The disc extends radially outwardly from the shaft adjacent the first end with a boss extending to the first end from the disc. The boss defines an inner peripheral surface and the inner peripheral surface has a bearing race. The bearing race extends from the first end to a bearing race end. An inner diameter of the bearing race defines a first distance. An inner diameter of the bearing race is defined as a first distance and the bearing race extends along a central axis for a second distance. A ratio of the first distance to the second distance is between 4.30 and 4.50. An integrated drive generator and a method are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Derek R. Hochstetler, Ted A. Martin, Duane C. Johnson, Glenn C. Lemmers, JR.