Patents by Inventor Jesse R. Boyer

Jesse R. Boyer 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: 11136901
    Abstract: A monolithic combustor apparatus comprises an outer casing comprising a forward flange, a fuel manifold disposed on the outer casing and defining an annular chamber extending perimetrically around the outer casing, a combustor liner disposed within the outer casing, the combustor liner defining an annular combustion chamber, a first annular plenum disposed between the outer casing and the combustor liner, an inner liner disposed radially from the combustor liner, a first inner flange extending forward from the combustor liner, and a second inner flange extending radially inward from the first inner flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Binek, Jesse R. Boyer, Evan J. Butcher, Dmytro Mykolayovych Voytovych
  • Publication number: 20210254832
    Abstract: A combustor for a gas turbine engine includes a combustor liner, a fuel swirler integral and conformal with the combustor liner to provide an outlet for fuel into the combustor, and a dilution chute surrounding the fuel swirler outlet and extending into the combustor to provide a wetting surface for fuel exiting the fuel swirler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Binek, Timothy S. Snyder, Jesse R. Boyer
  • Publication number: 20210207497
    Abstract: A double walled stator housing includes a first stator housing wall, a second stator housing wall located radially outward from the first stator housing wall, and an air gap located between the first and the second stator housing walls. The housing also includes at least one support structure attached to the first stator housing wall and the second stator housing wall, spanning the air gap and configured to minimize heat transfer between the first wall and the second wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Binek, Jesus A. Garcia, Faramarz M. Zarandi, Evan J. Butcher, Jesse R. Boyer
  • Publication number: 20210190006
    Abstract: An exhaust duct for an engine includes an outer exhaust duct and a nested exhaust duct capable of having at least two configurations. The nested exhaust duct is circumferentially surrounded by the outer exhaust duct for a first length of the nested exhaust duct in a first configuration. The nested exhaust duct is circumferentially surrounded by the outer exhaust duct for a second length of the nested exhaust duct in a second configuration, which is less than the first length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Binek, Jesse R. Boyer
  • Patent number: 11021963
    Abstract: A component is provided for a gas turbine engine. This component includes a monolithic body configured with an internal passage. The internal passage extends along a centerline within the monolithic body. The internal passage has a cross-sectional geometry perpendicular to the centerline. The cross-sectional geometry of at least a first portion of the internal passage has a teardrop shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Binek, Jesse R. Boyer
  • Patent number: 10989408
    Abstract: A component for a gas turbine engine is disclosed. In various embodiments, the component includes a diffuser ring, a combustor and a spring element connecting the diffuser ring to the combustor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence Binek, Evan Butcher, Matthew B. Kennedy, Vijay Narayan Jagdale, Jesse R. Boyer, Dmytro Mykolayovych Voytovych
  • Publication number: 20210088215
    Abstract: An additively manufactured attritable engine includes an engine case, a fuel ring integral and conformal with the engine case, and a fuel manifold attached to the fuel ring and configured to deliver fuel to the fuel ring. The engine also includes a fuel injector attached to the fuel ring and configured to receive fuel from the fuel ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Binek, Jesse R. Boyer
  • Patent number: 10954810
    Abstract: A unitary rub strip comprises a casing having an inner surface and an outer surface opposite the inner surface; a unitary rub strip is formed integral with the casing proximate the inner surface, wherein the unitary rub strip comprises a modified structure within the casing configured to abrade responsive to an interaction with a rotating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence Binek, Matthew B. Kennedy, Evan Butcher, Jesse R. Boyer, Vijay Narayan Jagdale, Dmytro Mykolayovych Voytovych
  • Patent number: 10940510
    Abstract: An additively manufactured component with an internal passage; and a multiple of ultrasonic horns additively manufactured within the internal passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Caitlin Oswald, Jesse R Boyer, John P Rizzo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10888924
    Abstract: A powder processing machine includes a work bed, a powder deposition device operable to deposit powder in the work bed, at least one energy beam device operable to emit an energy beam with a variable beam power and direct the energy beam onto the work bed with a variable beam scan rate to melt and fuse regions of the powder, and a controller operable to dynamically control at least one of the beam power or the beam scan rate to change how the powder melts and fuses. The controller is configured to determine whether an instant set of process parameters falls within a defect condition or a non-defect condition and adjust at least one of the beam power or the beam scan rate responsive to the defect condition such that the instant set of process parameters falls within the non-defect condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sergei F. Burlatsky, David Ulrich Furrer, Rebecca L. Runkle, Jesse R. Boyer, Christopher F. O'Neill
  • Publication number: 20200386160
    Abstract: A turbine engine has: a compressor; a combustor; a turbine, a gas flowpath passing consecutively through the compressor, combustor, and turbine; and inlet member along the gas flowpath upstream of the compressor. The inlet member includes the unitarily-formed single piece combination of: a three dimensional (3D) lattice portion; and a nose cap body surrounding the lattice portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Binek, Jesse R. Boyer, Evan J. Butcher, Michael Winter, Jesus A. Garcia, Sean R. Jackson
  • Publication number: 20200362724
    Abstract: A monolithic combustor apparatus comprises an outer casing comprising a forward flange, a fuel manifold disposed on the outer casing and defining an annular chamber extending perimetrically around the outer casing, a combustor liner disposed within the outer casing, the combustor liner defining an annular combustion chamber, a first annular plenum disposed between the outer casing and the combustor liner, an inner liner disposed radially from the combustor liner, a first inner flange extending forward from the combustor liner, and a second inner flange extending radially inward from the first inner flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Binek, Jesse R. Boyer, Evan J. Butcher, Dmytro Mykolayovych Voytovych
  • Publication number: 20200347728
    Abstract: A component is provided for a gas turbine engine. This component includes a monolithic body configured with an internal passage. The internal passage extends along a centerline within the monolithic body. The internal passage has a cross-sectional geometry perpendicular to the centerline. The cross-sectional geometry of at least a first portion of the internal passage has a teardrop shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Binek, Jesse R. Boyer
  • Publication number: 20200332719
    Abstract: An attritable engine includes an engine case, which includes an outer wall and a fuel rail integral with the outer wall. The fuel rail includes a fuel line integral with the outer wall, a fuel ring configured to receive fuel from the fuel line, and an injector throat configured to receive aerated fuel from the fuel ring. The engine case includes counter distortion webbing defining the injector throat and is integral with the fuel rail and the outer wall. The engine case includes a combustion chamber configured to receive fuel from the injector throat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Lawrence Binek, Matthew B. Kennedy, Jesse R. Boyer
  • Publication number: 20200246871
    Abstract: A gas shield for an additive manufacturing system includes a bracket and a flexible curtain mounted to the bracket. A method of additively manufacturing includes removably mounting a gas shield to at least partially segregate a powder dispenser and a chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence Binek, Zachary Ryan Gibbons, Jesse R. Boyer
  • Publication number: 20200191053
    Abstract: A vehicle structure with unitary casing for an attritable gas turbine engine comprising a vehicle structure forming a unitary casing having a casing wall opposite the vehicle structure; a bypass duct formed between the casing wall and the vehicle structure, wherein the unitary casing is configured to receive a core of the attritable gas turbine engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Evan Butcher, Jesse R. Boyer, Om P. Sharma, Lawrence Binek, Bryan G. Dods, Vijay Narayan Jagdale
  • Publication number: 20200191018
    Abstract: A process for additively controlled surface features of a gas turbine engine casing. The process comprises forming the casing having an inner surface and an outer surface opposite the inner surface; forming a surface feature on the casing proximate the inner surface, wherein the surface feature comprises a structure on the inner surface configured to align or misalign with respect to a flow direction of a working fluid in a flow path of the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay Narayan Jagdale, Jesse R. Boyer, Om P. Sharma, Evan Butcher, Lawrence Binek, Bryan G. Dods
  • Publication number: 20200191008
    Abstract: A unitary rub strip comprises a casing having an inner surface and an outer surface opposite the inner surface; a unitary rub strip is formed integral with the casing proximate the inner surface, wherein the unitary rub strip comprises a modified structure within the casing configured to abrade responsive to an interaction with a rotating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Lawrence Binek, Matthew B. Kennedy, Evan Butcher, Jesse R. Boyer, Vijay Narayan Jagdale, Dmytro Mykolayovych Voytovych
  • Publication number: 20200191061
    Abstract: An attritable gas turbine engine casing unitary charging volume comprising a casing having an interior wall and an exterior wall opposite the interior wall; a unitary charging volume formed between the exterior wall and the interior wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Jesse R. Boyer, Lawrence Binek, Om P. Sharma, Evan Butcher, Bryan G. Dods, Vijay Narayan Jagdale
  • Publication number: 20200182467
    Abstract: A core engine article includes a combustor liner defining a combustion chamber therein and a turbine nozzle. The combustor liner includes a plurality of injector ports, and the plurality of injector ports have a shape that tapers to a corner on a forward side of the injector ports. The turbine nozzle includes a plurality of airfoils. The combustor liner and turbine nozzle are integral with one another. A method of making a core engine article is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Lawrence Binek, Jesse R. Boyer, Dmytro Mykolayovych Voytovych