Patents by Inventor Jay A. Morrison

Jay A. Morrison 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: 10572274
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-executable instructions for supporting custom functions within an application. An application add-in is received that includes a custom function and a custom function location. The application is available across multiple platforms. The custom function is also available across multiple platforms. The custom function is registered within the application using the custom function location. A request to invoke the custom function is received within the application A custom function implementation is downloaded from the custom function location. The custom function implementation is executed. A return value is received from the custom function implementation. The return value may be displayed within the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J Saunders, Hoe Jin Kim, Zlatko Michailov, Hardik V. Shah, Shaofeng Zhu, John Zhongqi Wang, Chae Seong Lim, Hailei Zhang, Sudheer Maremanda, Abhimanyu Sharma, Jay R. Rathi, Robert Ion Gavrila, Ehab Sobhy, Thomas A. Morrison, Jai Srinivasan, Rolando Jimenez Salgado, Nicholas Weinandt, Alexandru Croicu
  • Publication number: 20180340687
    Abstract: A refractory ceramic component for a gas turbine engine is employed that is more cost effective than typical components used in the gas turbine engine. The refractory ceramic component may be a refractory ceramic liner that is easily replaceable. The refractory ceramic liner may be a unitary construction or made of numerous bricks that are interlocked. The ceramic used is a refractory oxide material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Jay A. Morrison, Jerry Klopf, Alexander Ralph Beeck
  • Publication number: 20180292090
    Abstract: A hybrid metal-reinforced ceramic matrix composite (CMC) material component is provided having a body including a ceramic matrix composite material and a metal skeleton structure encompassing at least a portion of the body. A retaining structure carried by the metal skeleton structure is further included to induce a compressive force on the body to limit movement of the body and the metal skeleton structure relative to one another and enable the metal skeleton structure to carry a greater amount of an external load than the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Zachary D. Dyer, Sachin R. Shinde, Phillip W. Gravett, Jay A. Morrison, Kimber-Lee Brown
  • Publication number: 20180238178
    Abstract: A hybrid component (45) is provided including a plurality of laminates (10) stacked on one another to define a stacked laminate structure (58). The laminates (10) include a ceramic matrix composite material (22) and at least one opening (24) defined therein. A metal support structure (56) may be additively manufactured through each opening (24) so as to extend through the stacked laminate structure (58).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Stefan Lampenscherf, Ramesh Subramanian, Jay A. Morrison
  • Patent number: 9677849
    Abstract: A multiple laser sight system for an archery bow or the like configured so that the multiple laser systems can be calibrated together and having features such that the user can use one laser system during the day and one laser system during the light. The laser sight is further configured to not interfere with the optional use of conventional sighting pins and the use of evening infrared systems, like the prior art use of night vision goggles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: Jay Morrison
  • Patent number: 9528706
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine can-annular combustion arrangement (10), including: an axial compressor (82) operable to rotate in a rotation direction (60); a diffuser (100, 110) configured to receive compressed air (16) from the axial compressor; a plenum (22) configured to receive the compressed air from the diffuser; a plurality of combustor cans (12) each having a combustor inlet (38) in fluid communication with the plenum, wherein each combustor can is tangentially oriented so that a respective combustor inlet is circumferentially offset from a respective combustor outlet in a direction opposite the rotation direction; and an airflow guiding arrangement (80) configured to impart circumferential motion to the compressed air in the plenum in the direction opposite the rotation direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: SIEMENS ENERGY, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew D. Montgomery, Richard C. Charron, Jose L. Rodriguez, Bernhard W. Küsters, Jay A. Morrison, Alexander R. Beeck
  • Patent number: 9470422
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine ducting arrangement (10), including: an annular chamber (14) configured to receive a plurality of discrete flows of combustion gases originating in respective can combustors and to deliver the discrete flows to a turbine inlet annulus, wherein the annular chamber includes an inner diameter (52) and an outer diameter (60); an outer diameter mounting arrangement (34) configured to permit relative radial movement and to prevent relative axial and circumferential movement between the outer diameter and a turbine vane carrier (20); and an inner diameter mounting arrangement (36) including a bracket (64) secured to the turbine vane carrier, wherein the bracket is configured to permit the inner diameter to move radially with the outer diameter and prevent axial deflection of the inner diameter with respect to the outer diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Wiebe, Richard C. Charron, Jay A. Morrison
  • Publication number: 20160282086
    Abstract: A multiple laser sight system for an archery bow or the like configured so that the multiple laser systems can be calibrated together and having features such that the user can use one laser system during the day and one laser system during the light. The laser sight is further configured to not interfere with the optional use of conventional sighting pins and the use of evening infrared systems, like the prior art use of night vision goggles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventor: Jay Morrison
  • Patent number: 9422828
    Abstract: A structural layer (30) may be bi-cast onto ligaments (62) extending from a porous cooling construction (20). The material of the structural layer may be optimized for high-temperature strength, while the material of the porous construction may be optimized for high thermal conductivity. A fugitive material (56) such as wax may be formed on the ligaments of the porous construction. A second fugitive material (58) such as ceramic may fill the remaining part of the porous construction. An investment casting shell (60) may be disposed around the porous construction and the fugitive materials. The first fugitive material may then be replaced with the material of the structural layer (30), and the second fugitive material may be removed to provide coolant paths (26). A second structural layer (52) may be bi-cast onto further ligaments (62) on a second side of the porous construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Inventors: Jay A. Morrison, Raymond G. Snider, Allister W. James
  • Patent number: 9377272
    Abstract: A multiple laser sight system for an archery bow or the like configured so that the multiple laser systems can be calibrated together and having features such that the user can use one laser system during the day and one laser system during the light. The laser sight is further configured to not interfere with the optional use of conventional sighting pins and the use of evening infrared systems, like the prior art use of night vision goggles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventor: Jay Morrison
  • Patent number: 9366143
    Abstract: A cooling arrangement in a gas turbine system (120). The arrangement includes a plurality of flow network units (208) to transfer heat to cooling fluid, at least one unit including first (218), second (220), and third (222) flow sections between openings (64a) in a first wall (66) and an opening in a second wall (68) to pass cooling fluid through the walls. The first section includes first flow paths, between the openings in the first wall and the second section, extending to the second section. The third section includes third flow paths, between the second section and the opening in the second wall, to effect flow of cooling fluid. The second section includes one or more cooling fluid flow paths between the first section and the third section. The number of flow paths in the second section is fewer than the number of first flow paths and fewer than the number of third flow paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignees: Mikro Systems, Inc., Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Ching-Pang Lee, Humberto A. Zuniga, Jay A. Morrison, Brede J. Kolsrud, John J. Marra
  • Patent number: 9297269
    Abstract: A gas turbine component (20) with a layer of ceramic material (22) defining a wear surface (21), in which an array of cross-shaped depressions (26A, 26B) formed in the wear surface (21) define a continuous labyrinth of orthogonal walls (28, 30) of the ceramic material, and reduce the area of the wear surface (21) by about 50%. Within a representative area (36) of the wear surface (21), the depressions (26A, 26B) provide a ratio of a lineal sum of depression perimeters (27) divided by the representative area (36) of the wear surface of least 0.9 per unit of measurement for improved abradability characteristics of the wear surface (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay A. Morrison, Jay E. Lane, Gary B. Merrill
  • Patent number: 9133721
    Abstract: A cooling system for a transition duct for routing a gas flow from a combustor to the first stage of a turbine section in a combustion turbine engine is disclosed. The transition duct may have a multi-panel outer wall formed from an inner panel having an inner surface that defines at least a portion of a hot gas path plenum and an intermediate panel positioned radially outward from the inner panel such that at least one cooling chamber is formed between the inner and intermediate panels. The transition duct may also include an outer panel. The inner, intermediate and outer panels may include one or more metering holes for passing cooling fluids between cooling chambers for cooling the panels. The intermediate and outer panels may be secured with an attachment system coupling the panels to the inner panel such that the intermediate and outer panels may move in-plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: SIEMENS ENERGY, INC.
    Inventors: Ching-Pang Lee, Jay A. Morrison
  • Patent number: 9127565
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a metal shell (200, 300) surrounding a body (230, 330) that is made of a ceramic matrix composite (CMC) material (231) The metal shell defines a space (250) adapted to contain the body and includes at least one protrusion (220) adapted to contact the body. A compliant porous element (240) is adapted to fit in the space between the metal shell and the body. A preload spring (260, 360) is provided in an urging orientation with the body wherein the preload spring is positioned against a first region (333) of the body and is adapted to urge the body toward one of the protrusions positioned against a second region (335) generally opposite the first region, and also to preload the compliant porous element. One of the protrusions may be a hard stop, and in the preload, one of the protrusions may be loaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas A. Keller, Jay A. Morrison, Malberto Gonzalez, David C. Radonovich
  • Patent number: 9097117
    Abstract: A cooling system for a transition duct for routing a gas flow from a combustor to the first stage of a turbine section in a combustion turbine engine is disclosed. The transition duct may have a multi-panel outer wall formed from an inner panel having an inner surface that defines at least a portion of a hot gas path plenum and an intermediate panel positioned radially outward from the inner panel such that at least one cooling chamber is formed between the inner and intermediate panels. The transition duct may also include an outer panel. The inner, intermediate and outer panels may include one or more metering holes for passing cooling fluids between cooling chambers for cooling the panels. The intermediate and outer panels may be secured with an attachment system coupling the panels to the inner panel such that the intermediate and outer panels may move in-plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: SIEMENS ENERGY, INC
    Inventors: Richard C. Charron, Daniel J. Pierce, Jay A. Morrison, Ching-Pang Lee, Kenneth K. Landis, Walter Marussich
  • Patent number: 9085981
    Abstract: A ducting arrangement (10) for a can annular gas turbine engine, including: a duct (12, 14) disposed between a combustor (16) and a first row of turbine blades and defining a hot gas path (30) therein, the duct (12, 14) having raised geometric features (54) incorporated into an outer surface (80); and a flow sleeve (72) defining a cooling flow path (84) between an inner surface (78) of the flow sleeve (72) and the duct outer surface (80). After a cooling fluid (86) traverses a relatively upstream raised geometric feature (90), the inner surface (78) of the flow sleeve (72) is effective to direct the cooling fluid (86) toward a landing (94) separating the relatively upstream raised geometric feature (90) from a relatively downstream raised geometric feature (94).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: SIEMENS ENERGY, INC.
    Inventors: Ching-Pang Lee, Jay A. Morrison
  • Patent number: 9068464
    Abstract: A method for joining a first CMC part (30) having an outer joining portion (32), and a second CMC part (36) having an inner joining portion (38). The second CMC part (36) is heat-cured to a stage of shrinkage more complete than that of the first CMC part (30) prior to joining. The two CMC parts (30, 36) are joined in a mating interface that captures the inner joining portion (38) within the outer joining portion (32). The assembled parts (30, 36) are then fired together, resulting in differential shrinkage that compresses the outer joining portion (32) onto the inner joining portion (38), providing a tightly pre-stressed joint. Optionally, a refractory adhesive (42) may be used in the joint. Shrinkage of the outer joining portion (32) avoids shrinkage cracks in the adhesive (42).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: SIEMENS ENERGY, INC.
    Inventors: Jay A. Morrison, Jay E. Lane, Gary B. Merrill
  • Publication number: 20150167986
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine can-annular combustion arrangement (10), including: an axial compressor (82) operable to rotate in a rotation direction (60); a diffuser (100, 110) configured to receive compressed air (16) from the axial compressor; a plenum (22) configured to receive the compressed air from the diffuser; a plurality of combustor cans (12) each having a combustor inlet (38) in fluid communication with the plenum, wherein each combustor can is tangentially oriented so that a respective combustor inlet is circumferentially offset from a respective combustor outlet in a direction opposite the rotation direction; and an airflow guiding arrangement (80) configured to impart circumferential motion to the compressed air in the plenum in the direction opposite the rotation direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew D. Montgomery, Richard C. Charron, Jose L. Rodriguez, Bernhard W. Küsters, Jay A. Morrison, Alexander R. Beeck
  • Publication number: 20150132117
    Abstract: A ducting arrangement (10), including: a plurality of discrete ducts (18), each defining a flow path and configured to receive a flow of combustion gases from a respective combustor can, where the plurality of discrete ducts merge to form a common duct structure; and a throat insert (50) configured to define at least part of a junction of one of the discrete ducts and the common duct structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: John J. Marra, Jay A. Morrison, Ernie B. Campbell
  • Publication number: 20150107264
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine ducting arrangement (10), including: an annular chamber (14) configured to receive a plurality of discrete flows of combustion gases originating in respective can combustors and to deliver the discrete flows to a turbine inlet annulus, wherein the annular chamber includes an inner diameter (52) and an outer diameter (60); an outer diameter mounting arrangement (34) configured to permit relative radial movement and to prevent relative axial and circumferential movement between the outer diameter and a turbine vane carrier (20); and an inner diameter mounting arrangement (36) including a bracket (64) secured to the turbine vane carrier, wherein the bracket is configured to permit the inner diameter to move radially with the outer diameter and prevent axial deflection of the inner diameter with respect to the outer diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: David J. Wiebe, Richard C. Charron, Jay A. Morrison