Patents by Inventor John A. Sharon

John A. Sharon 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: 20210254474
    Abstract: In a method for manufacturing a turbine engine element such as a blade or vane, the element has an airfoil. The method includes: applying a load across an assembly of a first cast portion of the airfoil and a second cast portion of the airfoil; and applying current across a junction of the first cast portion and the second cast portion to fuse the second cast portion to the first cast portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: John R. Farris, John A. Sharon, Alan D. Cetel, Dilip M. Shah
  • Publication number: 20210205927
    Abstract: A system for forming a coating having a plurality of nanosized oxide particles on a work surface is disclosed. In various embodiments, the system includes a laser configured to direct a laser beam at a focal region on the work surface; and an applicator configured to direct a nanoparticle coated feedstock powder at the focal region of the work surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: ROHR, INC.
    Inventors: John A. Sharon, Paul Sheedy
  • Publication number: 20210170528
    Abstract: A method is provided for additively manufacturing an object. This method includes: depositing a layer of material on a build surface; consolidating at least a portion of the layer of material together to form a portion of the object, the consolidating comprising directing an energy beam onto the material to form a melt pool; directing a beam of light onto the melt pool; detecting a response from the beam of light interacting with the melt pool; and determining a parameter of the melt pool based on the detected response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Urcan Guler, John A. Sharon, Paul Sheedy
  • Publication number: 20210140336
    Abstract: A remote temperature measurement system for a gas turbine engine includes an optical emitter/receiver in communication with the control system and a probe system embedded within a component of the gas turbine engine, the probe system within a line-of-sight of the optical emitter/receiver, the control system operable to determine a local temperature of the component in response to optical communication with the probe system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Urcan Guler, Paul Sheedy, John A. Sharon, Wayde R. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10962958
    Abstract: A method includes accessing a first model defining a shape of a part. The shape of the part is segregated into a plurality of predefined shapes selected from a library of predefined shapes. The predefined models for each of plurality of predefined shapes are assembled into a second model defining the shape of the part. The part is additively manufactured according to the second model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Sharon, Vijay Narayan Jagdale, Sergei F. Burlatsky, David Ulrich Furrer, Tahany Ibrahim El-Wardany, Ranadip Acharya, Alexander Staroselsky
  • Publication number: 20210046713
    Abstract: An additive manufactured multi-portion article includes a first portion of an article manufactured by a first additive manufacturing process; and a second portion of the article manufactured by a second additive manufacturing process different than the first additive manufacturing process, the second portion attached to the first portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Wayde R. Schmidt, Paul Sheedy, John A. Sharon, Dustin D. Caldwell, Slade R. Culp
  • Patent number: 10906105
    Abstract: A process of forming an oxide dispersion strengthened alloy, comprises distributing an alloy powder on a platform; applying a uniform nanometer-scale metal oxide onto the alloy powder; applying an energy beam onto the alloy powder and the uniform nanometer-scale metal oxide; and forming an oxide dispersion strengthened alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Susanne M. Opalka, John A. Sharon, Tahany Ibrahim El-Wardany
  • Publication number: 20210023810
    Abstract: A structural panel includes a first skin, a second skin and a core. The core is connected to the first skin and the second skin. The core includes a corrugated sheet of wire mesh that includes a plurality of corrugations. Each of the corrugations extends vertically between and engages the first skin and the second skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: John A. Sharon, Kenji Homma, Justin R. Hawkes, Paul R. Braunwart, Ellen Y. Sun
  • Patent number: 10873239
    Abstract: Disclosed is a stator having: a first member having a first plurality of axially opposing ends including a first front end and a first back end mutually spaced along a first stator center axis, a first outer diameter (OD) side and a first inner diameter (ID) side, wherein first member comprises laminated steel; a plurality of cooling features disposed directly against the first member, wherein the plurality of fins spans between the first plurality of axially opposing ends of the first member, and wherein: the stator comprises a base layer disposed directly against the first member, between the first member and the cooling features, thereby reducing an interface contact resistance between the first member and the plurality of cooling features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jagadeesh Kumar Tangudu, Thomas M. Yun, John A. Sharon
  • Patent number: 10821678
    Abstract: An additive manufactured multi-portion article includes a first portion of an article manufactured by a first additive manufacturing process; and a second portion of the article manufactured by a second additive manufacturing process different than the first additive manufacturing process, the second portion attached to the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Wayde R. Schmidt, Paul Sheedy, John A. Sharon, Dustin D. Caldwell, Slade R. Culp
  • Patent number: 10800134
    Abstract: A structural panel includes a first skin, a second skin and a core. The core is connected to the first skin and the second skin. The core includes a corrugated sheet of wire mesh that includes a plurality of corrugations. Each of the corrugations extends vertically between and engages the first skin and the second skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Sharon, Kenji Homma, Justin R. Hawkes, Paul R. Braunwart, Ellen Y. Sun
  • Publication number: 20200299200
    Abstract: A turbine engine component may comprise a Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC) structure including a plurality of nominally dense plies, wherein each of the plurality of the nominally dense plies are bonded by at least one of a Field Assisted Sintering Technique (FAST), a Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS), or a localized heating at a bonding interface. The turbine engine component may include an airfoil extending between a first platform and a second platform, wherein the airfoil, the first platform, and the second platform define the CMC structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Sheedy, John A. Sharon, Wayde R. Schmidt, Neal Magdefrau
  • Publication number: 20200254518
    Abstract: A powder material includes spherical metal particles and a spaced-apart distribution of ceramic nanoparticles attached to the surfaces of the particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Ying She, John A. Sharon, James T. Beals, Aaron T. Nardi
  • Publication number: 20200220394
    Abstract: An electrical device includes an electromagnetic component configured to generate a magnetic flux. The electromagnetic component includes a soft magnetically-conductive material configured to pass magnetic flux therethrough along a flux path. The soft magnetically-conductive material includes at least one grain oriented portion having metal grains that are oriented parallel with respect to the magnetic flux.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Jagadeesh Tangudu, Beata I. Wawrzyniak, John A. Sharon, James T. Beals, Tahany Ibrahim El-Wardany, Wayde R. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20200215640
    Abstract: An embodiment of a method includes fabricating a first single crystal boule having a uniform composition and grain orientation. The first uniform single crystal boule is divided into a first plurality of layered shapes. The shapes of the first plurality are stacked with at least a second plurality of layered shapes along a first axis. The second plurality of layered shapes have at least one physical aspect differing from at least one corresponding physical aspect of the first plurality of layered shapes. The first plurality of layered shapes and at least the second plurality of layered shapes are joined via a field assisted sintering technique (FAST) to form a bulk component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Sheedy, John A. Sharon, Wayde R. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20200147897
    Abstract: An additive manufactured multi-portion article includes a first portion of an article manufactured by a first additive manufacturing process; and a second portion of the article manufactured by a second additive manufacturing process different than the first additive manufacturing process, the second portion attached to the first portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Wayde R. Schmidt, Paul Sheedy, John A. Sharon, Dustin D. Caldwell, Slade R. Culp
  • Patent number: 10648616
    Abstract: A pressure vessel assembly includes a plurality of lobes, each lobe having at least one vertically arranged interior wall, the lobes positioned in a side by side arrangement such that a first interior wall of a first lobe is positioned adjacent a second interior wall of a second lobe, the first interior wall having a first wall top and bottom side, the second interior wall having a second wall top and bottom side, the first wall top side joined to the second wall top side and the first wall bottom side joined to the second wall bottom side. Also included are first and second end wall surfaces of each of the plurality of lobes. Further included is a plurality of end caps, each of the end caps joined to the end wall surfaces of the lobes, each of the end caps joined to at least one adjacent end cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas J. Garosshen, Ellen Y. Sun, Paul F. Croteau, Andrzej Ernest Kuczek, Tahany Ibrahim El-Wardany, Wenping Zhao, Justin R. Hawkes, John A. Sharon, John P. Wesson, Daniel V. Viens
  • Patent number: 10626503
    Abstract: A method of making an article using an additive manufacturing technique includes depositing a powder. The powder includes particles formed from an article material and having particle surfaces. A coating formed from a sacrificial coating is deposited over the particle surface. The sacrificial material has a composition that is different from the composition of the article material and is separated from the article material during fusing of the article material into a layer of an additively manufactured article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Sharon, Ying She, Paul Sheedy, James T. Beals, Vijay Narayan Jagdale
  • Publication number: 20200086387
    Abstract: A process for additive manufacturing of a metal alloy material is provided that includes: a) providing a feedstock powder comprising base powder particles with nanoparticles attached to surfaces of the base powder particles; b) providing an additive manufacturing system with a laser power source relatively movable at a scan speed; c) wherein the additive manufacturing system has a process window for the feedstock powder; and d) exposing the feedstock powder to a predetermined power input from the laser power source at a predetermined scan speed to produce the metal alloy material. The concentration by volume of nanoparticles within the feedstock powder is such that independent first and second microstructures may be produced within the metal alloy material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: John A. Sharon, Paul Sheedy, Ranadip Acharya, Vijay Narayan Jagdale
  • Patent number: 10594172
    Abstract: An electrical device includes an electromagnetic component configured to generate a magnetic flux. The electromagnetic component includes a soft magnetically-conductive material configured to pass magnetic flux therethrough along a flux path. The soft magnetically-conductive material includes at least one grain oriented portion having metal grains that are oriented parallel with respect to the magnetic flux.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jagadeesh Tangudu, Beata I. Wawrzyniak, John A. Sharon, James T. Beals, Tahany Ibrahim El-Wardany, Wayde R. Schmidt