Patents by Inventor Gordon Tajiri

Gordon Tajiri 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).

  • Publication number: 20210372547
    Abstract: A duct assembly may include a first duct, a second duct, and a flexible joint assembly coupling the first duct to the second duct. The flexible joint assembly may include a bellows having a first end and a second end and a plurality of convolutions located therebetween, and a gimbaled joint assembly. The gimbaled joint assembly may include a first support surrounding the first end of the bellows and a first portion of the plurality of convolutions, a second support surrounding the second end of the bellows and a second portion of the plurality of convolutions, and a gimbal ring assembly operably coupled to the first support and the second support. The gimbal ring assembly may include a ring body and a plurality of flexure hinges interconnected with the ring body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Gordon Tajiri, Michael Thomas Kenworthy, Dattu GV Jonnalagadda, Jason L. Burdette
  • Patent number: 11174564
    Abstract: An electroforming system and method for electroforming a component includes an electroforming reservoir with a housing with at least one inlet and at least one outlet, and at least one anode chamber within the housing and fluidly coupled to the at least one inlet. An anode can be located within the at least one anode chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Unison Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Dattu GV Jonnalagadda, Karthick Vilapakkam Gourishankar, Merin Sebastian, Sandeep Kumar, Gordon Tajiri
  • Publication number: 20210324745
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine guide vane heat exchanger has guide vane heat exchanger including electroformed fluid channels in electroformed heat exchanger tubes or a heat exchanger core disposed within airfoil. Non-flammable heat conducting liquid or non-metallic foam may fill space between tubes or core and airfoil. Fluid circuit may include channels within electroformed heat exchanger tubes or the heat exchanger core and extend from inlet manifold to outlet manifold for directing fluid or oil through channels and include fluid or oil supply inlet connected to inlet manifold for receiving the fluid or oil flowed into inlet manifold and a fluid or oil supply outlet connected to fluid or oil supply outlet for discharging fluid or oil flowed out of fluid or oil outlet manifold. Heat exchanger tubes or heat exchanger core, inlet manifold, outlet manifold, supply inlet and supply outlet may be integrally and monolithically electroformed together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Dattu Guru Venkata Jonnalagadda, Sandeep Kumar, Emily Marie Phelps, Merin Sebastian, Gordon Tajiri, Ramana Reddy Kollam
  • Patent number: 11142840
    Abstract: An electroforming system and method for electroforming a component includes an electroforming reservoir with a housing defining a fluid passage. An electroforming chamber can be located within the housing and fluidly coupled to the fluid passage via a set of apertures in at least one wall of the electroforming chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Unison Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Dattu GV Jonnalagadda, Sandeep Kumar, Merin Sebastian, Gordon Tajiri, Emily Marie Phelps
  • Publication number: 20210285117
    Abstract: A strengthened component includes a sacrificial material mold of the component having an outer surface, an insert having an inner surface and an outer surface opposite and spaced from the inner surface such that the strengthening insert inner surface abuts the mold outer surface, and a metallic layer deposited over the exposed mold outer surface and the exposed strengthening insert outer surface, where the sacrificial material mold is removed from the strengthened component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Dattu GV Jonnalagadda, Sebastian Merin, Balaraju Suresh, Daniel Dyer, Gordon Tajiri, Yanzhe Yang
  • Patent number: 11085565
    Abstract: A flexible joint assembly for a joint between a first duct and a second duct for providing a flow of fluid, such as bleed air in an aviation implementation. The flexible joint includes a bellows supported by a mounting assembly having a first support and a second support, each surrounding a portion of the bellows. A set of flexures provided on a joint ring of the joint assemblies can operably couple the first support and the second support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Unison Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Gordon Tajiri, Michael Thomas Kenworthy, Dattu GV Jonnalagadda, Jason L. Burdette
  • Patent number: 11078795
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine guide vane heat exchanger has guide vane heat exchanger including electroformed fluid channels in electroformed heat exchanger tubes or a heat exchanger core disposed within airfoil. Non-flammable heat conducting liquid or non-metallic foam may fill space between tubes or core and airfoil. Fluid circuit may include channels within electroformed heat exchanger tubes or the heat exchanger core and extend from inlet manifold to outlet manifold for directing fluid or oil through channels and include fluid or oil supply inlet connected to inlet manifold for receiving the fluid or oil flowed into inlet manifold and a fluid or oil supply outlet connected to fluid or oil supply outlet for discharging fluid or oil flowed out of fluid or oil outlet manifold. Heat exchanger tubes or heat exchanger core, inlet manifold, outlet manifold, supply inlet and supply outlet may be integrally and monolithically electroformed together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Dattu Guru Venkata Jonnalagadda, Sandeep Kumar, Emily Marie Phelps, Merin Sebastian, Gordon Tajiri, Ramana Reddy Kollam
  • Patent number: 11053577
    Abstract: A nickel-cobalt material and method of forming includes forming a doped nickel-cobalt precursor material. The method also includes heat treating the doped nickel-cobalt precursor material, wherein the heat treating includes at least heating within a temperature zone below the onset temperature for grain growth in the doped nickel-cobalt precursor material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Unison Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Gordon Tajiri, Emily Marie Phelps, Bruce Patrick Graham, Joseph Richard Schmitt, Dattu GV Jonnalagadda, Lakshmi Krishnan
  • Patent number: 11021802
    Abstract: A method of forming a strengthened component includes forming a sacrificial material into a mold of the component having an outer surface, disposing an insert having an inner surface and an outer surface opposite and spaced from the inner surface such that the strengthening insert inner surface abuts the mold outer surface, forming the component by way of electrodisposition of a metallic layer over the exposed mold outer surface and the exposed strengthening insert outer surface, and removing the sacrificial material from the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Unison Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Dattu G V Jonnalagadda, Sebastian Merin, Balaraju Suresh, Daniel Dyer, Gordon Tajiri, Yanzhe Yang
  • Patent number: 11008943
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for cooling a fluid within a turbine engine. A fan casing assembly for the turbine engine can include an annular fan casing with a peripheral wall having a flow path defined through the casing. A fan casing cooler includes a body to confront the peripheral wall with at least one conduit configured to carry a flow of heated fluid to convectively cool the heated fluid with a flow of air through the flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Unison Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Gordon Tajiri, Michael Thomas Kenworthy, Dennis Alan McQueen, Dattu G V Jonnalagadda
  • Patent number: 10975486
    Abstract: A method of forming a tubular element includes providing an attachment joint, and disposing a mandrel adjacent the attachment joint, where the mandrel can also include an outer or exposed surface. Metal can be disposed on the outer surface of the mandrel to form at least a portion of the tubular element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Unison Industries, LLC
    Inventors: David William Millward, Gordon Tajiri, Donald Lee Templeton, Emily Marie Phelps
  • Patent number: 10962293
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of forming a heat exchanger including a thermally compliant material and geometry with a core having a first set of flow passages and a second set of flow passages passing through the core. A first manifold of high temperature and strength material defines a fluid inlet for the first set of flow passages and a second manifold of high temperature and strength material defines a fluid inlet for the second set of flow passages. At least one of the first and second manifolds can include an in-situ compliant portion to provide for compliance during thermal expansion of the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Unison Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Gordon Tajiri, Emily Marie Phelps, Dattu GV Jonnalagadda, Joseph Richard Schmitt, Yanzhe Yang
  • Patent number: 10948108
    Abstract: A duct for a turbine engine, such as a gas turbine engine, can be utilized to carry a fluid from one portion of the engine to another. The duct can include a metallic tubular element having one of a varying wall thickness, a varying cross section, or a tight bend. Such a duct can be formed utilizing additive manufacturing or metal deposition on an additively manufactured mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Unison Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Yanzhe Yang, Daniel Dyer, Armando Bringas, Jason Levi Burdette, Gordon Tajiri, Dattu GV Jonnalagadda, Michael Thomas Kenworthy
  • Patent number: 10927711
    Abstract: A tunable compliant mount structure for an engine such as a turbine engine can include a fluid conduit coupled to a fan casing by a connector. At a junction between the connector and the fluid conduit, a compliant mount structure can provide compliance and can be tuned to operate under variable stresses at the junction. The compliant mount structure can include a set of nested convolutions to provide compliance. The geometry of the convolutions can be used to tune the compliance, stiffness, or directionality. The tunable compliant attachment structure provides for additive in-situ manufacturing at the fluid conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Unison Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Gordon Tajiri, Emily Marie Phelps, Dattu GV Jonnalagadda, Joseph Richard Schmitt, Yanzhe Yang
  • Publication number: 20200291508
    Abstract: Nickel-cobalt materials, methods of forming a nickel-cobalt material, and methods of thermally stabilizing a nickel-cobalt material are provided. A nickel-cobalt material may include a metal matrix composite with amorphous regions and crystalline regions substantially encompassed by a nanocrystalline grain structure with a grain size distribution of about 50 nanometers to about 800 nanometers, and the nanocrystalline grain structure may include widespread intragranular twinning. The metal matrix composite may have a chemical makeup that includes nickel, cobalt, and a dopant such as phosphorus and/or boron. A nickel-cobalt material may be heat treated within a first temperature zone below the onset temperature for grain growth and then within a second temperature zone above the onset temperature for grain growth in the material. Chemical composition and heat treatment may yield a thermally stabilized nickel-cobalt material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Gordon Tajiri, Emily Marie Phelps, Joseph Richard Schmitt, Lakshmi Krishnan, Guru Venkata Dattu Jonnalagadda, Gary Stephen Shipley, Ashley Rose Dvorak
  • Patent number: 10738923
    Abstract: A turbine engine duct assembly including a joint assembly having an outer shroud, a bellows, a flared tube, a backing ring, and a kinematic ring. The joint assembly provides for dynamic movement of the duct assembly during operation of the engine. Such dynamic movement can be resultant of vibrational forces or thermal expansion of the engine. The joint assembly permits such dynamic movement without excessive system stiffness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Unison Industries LLC
    Inventors: Gordon Tajiri, Michael Thomas Kenworthy, Douglas R. Millward, Lonnie Ray Stewart, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10731486
    Abstract: A method of forming a strengthened component includes providing a duct body having an interior surface and an exterior surface forming a fluid passageway. The method also includes forming an attachment structure over at least a portion of the exterior surface of the duct body, where the attachment structure can include a metallic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Unison Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Richard Schmitt, Emily Marie Phelps, Gordon Tajiri
  • Patent number: 10704718
    Abstract: A flexible joint assembly for a joint between a first duct and a second duct for providing a flow of fluid, such as bleed air in an aviation implementation. The flexible joint includes a bellows supported by a mounting assembly having a first support and a second support, provided within the interior of the bellows. A rod assembly can operably couple the first support and the second support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Unison Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Gordon Tajiri, Michael Thomas Kenworthy, Dattu G V Jonnalagadda, Jason Levi Burdette, Lonnie Ray Stewart, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10697075
    Abstract: Duct assembly and method of forming a duct assembly, the method including providing a preform body having an outer surface, disposing the preform body adjacent a sacrificial mandrel such that at least a portion of the preform body abuts an outer surface of the sacrificial mandrel, forming the duct assembly by depositing metal on the outer surface of the sacrificial mandrel and the preform body to define a unitary metallic tubular element with integral preform body and where depositing metal occurs at a temperature that does not damage the sacrificial mandrel, and removing the sacrificial mandrel to define the duct assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Unison Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Richard Schmitt, Donald Lee Templeton, Daniel Dyer, Emily Marie Phelps, Gordon Tajiri
  • Publication number: 20200190681
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure generally relate to an electroforming apparatus and method, including a support frame with at least one anode housing having a predetermined housing geometry. At least one anode can be carried by the at least one anode housing, and the at least one anode can also include a predetermined geometry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Gordon Tajiri, Emily Marie Phelps, Daniel Dyer, Joseph Richard Schmitt, Dattu G.V. Jonnalagadda