Patents by Inventor John Gregory Snelick

John Gregory Snelick 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: 10615661
    Abstract: A bearing assembly for an electrical generator includes a frame, a bearing liner, a bearing and a non-metallic ring. The frame is configured to connect with a housing of the electrical generator. The bearing liner is connected with the frame. The bearing is received in the bearing liner. The non-metallic ring is interposed between the bearing liner and the bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SAFRAN ELECTRICAL & POWER
    Inventors: John Gregory Snelick, Kevin Patrick McCrea, Shayma Mouhammed
  • Patent number: 10523082
    Abstract: A bearing assembly for an electrical generator includes a frame, a bearing liner and a ring. The frame is configured to connect with a housing of an electrical generator. The frame includes a frame opening and is made from a first material. The bearing liner connects with the frame. The bearing liner is made from a second material, which is dissimilar from the first material. At least a portion of the bearing liner passes through the frame opening. The ring surrounds the bearing liner. The ring contacts the frame and the bearing liner and maintains a clearance between the portion of the bearing liner passing through the frame opening and the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SAFRAN ELECTRICAL & POWER
    Inventors: John Gregory Snelick, Kevin Patrick McCrea
  • Publication number: 20190293123
    Abstract: A rotating machine includes a housing and a first bearing received in the housing. The rotating machine also includes a shaft supported by the first bearing. The shaft defines a central axis that extends in a longitudinal direction. The rotating machine also includes at least one duct radially interior to the outer diameter of the shaft. The duct includes an inlet port and a radial outlet port that are in fluid communication with one another. The inlet port is configured to receive air and the radial outlet port is configured to discharge the air. The rotating machine also includes an air mover longitudinally disposed between the first bearing and the inlet port of the duct. The air mover creates an area of air pressure at the radial outlet port that is less than an air pressure at the inlet port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas E. Katcher, William Gademer, John Gregory Snelick
  • Publication number: 20170310188
    Abstract: A bearing assembly for an electrical generator includes a frame, a bearing liner and a ring. The frame is configured to connect with a housing of an electrical generator. The frame includes a frame opening and is made from a first material. The bearing liner connects with the frame. The bearing liner is made from a second material, which is dissimilar from the first material. At least a portion of the bearing liner passes through the frame opening. The ring surrounds the bearing liner. The ring contacts the frame and the bearing liner and maintains a clearance between the portion of the bearing liner passing through the frame opening and the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: John Gregory Snelick, Kevin Patrick McCrea
  • Publication number: 20170170704
    Abstract: A bearing assembly for an electrical generator includes a frame, a bearing liner, a bearing and a non-metallic ring. The frame is configured to connect with a housing of the electrical generator. The bearing liner is connected with the frame. The bearing is received in the bearing liner. The non-metallic ring is interposed between the bearing liner and the bearing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: John Gregory Snelick, Kevin Patrick McCrea, Shayma Mouhammed
  • Patent number: 7411328
    Abstract: A dynamo electric machine for an aircraft gas turbine engine includes a housing supporting a stator of the dynamo electric machine, a rotor assembly rotatably mounted in the housing and including an elongate hollow rotor shaft, a main shaft for connection at one end to the associated gas turbine engine assembly, said main shaft extending coaxially within said hollow rotor shaft, and a sleeve-like member of electrically insulating material between said rotor shaft and said main shaft, said sleeve-like member providing an electrically insulating driving connection between said main shaft and said rotor shaft whereby said main shaft and said rotor shaft rotate together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: John Gregory Snelick, Thomas Edward Morgan, Adam Brian Brugmann
  • Publication number: 20080012447
    Abstract: A dynamo electric machine for an aircraft gas turbine engine includes a housing supporting a stator of the dynamo electric machine, a rotor assembly rotatably mounted in the housing and including an elongate hollow rotor shaft, a main shaft for connection at one end to the associated gas turbine engine assembly, said main shaft extending coaxially within said hollow rotor shaft, and a sleeve-like member of electrically insulating material between said rotor shaft and said main shaft, said sleeve-like member providing an electrically insulating driving connection between said main shaft and said rotor shaft whereby said main shaft and said rotor shaft rotate together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Inventors: John Gregory Snelick, Thomas Edward Morgan, Adam Brian Brugmann