Patents by Inventor John R. Farris

John R. Farris 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: 20220412272
    Abstract: A hybrid electric engine including a gas turbine engine including a low speed spool, a high speed spool a fan section, a compressor section, a combustor section, and a turbine section. The hybrid electric engine further includes an electric generator configured to convert rotational power of the high or low speed spool to electricity and a variable area turbine control system electrically connected to the electric generator. The variable area turbine control system being configured to adjust a cross-sectional area of a core flow path of the hybrid electric engine. The variable area turbine control system including a plurality of variable turbine vanes located in the turbine section and a variable area turbine actuator configured to rotate each of the plurality of variable turbine vanes to adjust the cross-sectional area of the core flow path of the hybrid electric engine. The variable area turbine actuator is an electromechanical actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventors: John R. Farris, Marc J. Muldoon
  • Publication number: 20220403742
    Abstract: An article comprises a first portion comprising a first alloy and a second portion comprising a second alloy that is metallurgically bonded to the first portion to form a monolithic article. The metallurgical bonding involves the application of an electrical current across the bond line and results in a retention of a metallurgical structure of the first portion and of a metallurgical structure of the second portion immediately adjacent to a bond line. The first portion has a first dominant property and the second portion has a second dominant property. The first dominant property is different from the second dominant property. The first dominant property is selected to handle operating conditions at a first position of the article where the first portion is located and the second dominant property is selected to handle operating conditions at a second position of the article where the second portion is located.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Inventors: Brian T. Hazel, John R. Farris, Matthew A. Devore, John A. Sharon, James F. Wiedenhoefer, Paul M. Lutjen, Mario P. Bochiechio
  • Publication number: 20220403755
    Abstract: An article comprises a first portion comprising a first alloy and a second portion comprising a second alloy that is metallurgically bonded to the first portion to form a monolithic article. The metallurgical bonding involves the application of an electrical current across the bond line and results in a retention of a metallurgical structure of the first portion and of a metallurgical structure of the second portion immediately adjacent to a bond line. The first portion has a first dominant property and the second portion has a second dominant property. The first dominant property is different from the second dominant property. The first dominant property is selected to handle operating conditions at a first position of the article where the first portion is located and the second dominant property is selected to handle operating conditions at a second position of the article where the second portion is located.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Inventors: Brian T. Hazel, John R. Farris, Matthew A. Devore, John A. Sharon, James F. Wiedenhoefer, Paul M. Lutjen, Mario P. Bochiechio
  • Publication number: 20220397064
    Abstract: A hybrid electric propulsion system including: a gas turbine engine comprising a low speed spool and a high speed spool, the low speed spool comprising a low pressure compressor and a low pressure turbine, and the high speed spool comprising a high pressure compressor and a high pressure turbine; an electric motor configured to augment rotational power of the high speed spool or the low speed spool; at least one blade outer air seal positioned between an outer case of the high pressure turbine and a plurality of blades of the high pressure turbine; a clearance control system operably coupled to the at least one blade outer air seal, the clearance control system configured to vary a position of the at least one blade outer air seal with respect to the plurality of blades of the high pressure turbine; and a controller operably coupled to the electric motor and the clearance control system, wherein the controller is configured to operate the clearance control system based upon an operational state of the electri
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2022
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Inventors: Marc J. Muldoon, Arnab Roy, John R. Farris
  • Patent number: 11306619
    Abstract: A seal support structure is provided for a circumferential seal. In one embodiment, the seal support structure includes an engine support structure, a seal support, and a shoulder joining the engine support and seal support. The shoulder offsets the engine support from the seal support, and the shoulder and the seal support structure are configured to dampen vibration for the circumferential seal. The seal support structure may employ one or more dampening elements or materials to interoperate with a seal support structure to dampen vibration to a seal system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ross Wilson, Michael G. McCaffrey, John R. Farris, Theodore W. Hall, John J. Korzendorfer, Elizabeth F. Vinson, Jeffrey Michael Jacques, John E. Paul, Alan W. Stoner, Edwin Otero
  • Patent number: 11306600
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine including a compressor section, a combustor section fluidly connected to the compressor section, a turbine section fluidly connected to the combustor section, and a plurality of gas path components exposed to a primary fluid flowpath through the compressor section, the combustor section and the turbine section. At least one of the gas path components includes an exterior facing surface, a lattice structure extending outward from the exterior facing surface, the lattice structure being integral to the exterior facing surface, and a thermal barrier coating adhered to at least a portion of the exterior facing surface and the lattice structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Mosheshe Camara-Khary Blake, Thomas N. Slavens, John R. Farris
  • Patent number: 11287045
    Abstract: A seal ring system is provided. The seal ring system comprises a segment defining a slot, a pedal along the slot, and an opening offset from the slot. A retention fastener may be disposed in the opening. A seal ring system is also provided comprising a first segment defining a first opening, a second segment defining a second opening, and a retention fastener extending through the first and second openings. The retention fastener configured to allow relative radial movement of the first segment and the second segment. A seal is further provided comprising a seal ring having a central axis, a petal extending radially inward with respect to the central axis of the seal ring, and a sealing disk axially proximate the seal ring. The sealing disk may have a seal shoe configured as a primary seal. The petal may extend toward the seal shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Michael G. McCaffrey, John R. Farris, Theodore W. Hall, John J. Korzendorfer, Elizabeth F. Vinson, Jeffrey Michael Jacques, John E. Paul, Ross Wilson, Edwin Otero, Alan W. Stoner
  • Patent number: 11131207
    Abstract: A semi-autonomous rapid response active clearance control system for a gas turbine engine includes an outer case, a carrier for a blade outer airseal positioned radially inward of the outer case, a blade outer airseal positioned radially inward of and mounted to the carrier, at least one electromechanical actuator attached to the outer case and selectively operable to move the carrier, and a sensing system. The sensing system includes a maneuver sensor housed within the actuator and configured to output a first signal, a position sensor mounted proximate to the blade outer airseal and configured to output a second signal, and a control means in communication with the maneuver sensor and the position sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: John R. Farris, Michael G. McCaffrey
  • 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: 20210086471
    Abstract: An example method for manufacturing a component of a gas turbine engine is provide. The method includes forming a tow of filaments of a fiber material. The method further includes weaving the tow together with other tows to form a sheet of the fiber material. The method further includes forming the component from the sheet of fiber material, the component comprising a designated surface area having a unique pattern created from properties of the fiber material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventor: John R. Farris
  • Publication number: 20210079797
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine including a compressor section, a combustor section fluidly connected to the compressor section, a turbine section fluidly connected to the combustor section, and a plurality of gas path components exposed to a primary fluid flowpath through the compressor section, the combustor section and the turbine section. At least one of the gas path components includes an exterior facing surface, a lattice structure extending outward from the exterior facing surface, the lattice structure being integral to the exterior facing surface, and a thermal barrier coating adhered to at least a portion of the exterior facing surface and the lattice structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Mosheshe Camara-Khary Blake, Thomas N. Slavens, John R. Farris
  • Patent number: 10801348
    Abstract: Non-contacting dynamic seals having wave springs are disclosed herein. A non-contacting dynamic seal may have a shoe coupled to an outer ring by an inner beam and an outer beam. A wave spring may be located between the inner beam and the outer beam, between the shoe and the inner beam, or between the outer beam and the outer ring. The wave spring may damp vibrations in the inner beam and the outer beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Ross Wilson, John R. Farris, Michael G. McCaffrey, Theodore W. Hall, John J. Korzendorfer, Elizabeth F. Vinson, Jeffrey Michael Jacques, John E. Paul, Edwin Otero, Alan W. Stoner
  • Publication number: 20200271006
    Abstract: A seal for a gas turbine engine includes a full hoop outer ring, a shoe coupled to the full hoop outer ring via an inner beam and an outer beam, and a wave spring in contact with at least one of the inner beam or the outer beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ross Wilson, John R. Farris, Michael G. McCaffrey, Theodore W. Hall, John J. Korzendorfer, Elizabeth F. Vinson, Jeffrey Michael Jacques, John E. Paul, Edwin Otero, Alan W. Stoner
  • Patent number: 10731482
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine including a compressor section, a combustor section fluidly connected to the compressor section, a turbine section fluidly connected to the combustor section, and a plurality of gas path components exposed to a primary fluid flowpath through the compressor section, the combustor section and the turbine section. At least one of the gas path components includes an exterior facing surface, a lattice structure extending outward from the exterior facing surface, the lattice structure being integral to the exterior facing surface, and a thermal barrier coating adhered to at least a portion of the exterior facing surface and the lattice structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Mosheshe Camara-Khary Blake, Thomas N. Slavens, John R. Farris
  • Publication number: 20200025293
    Abstract: A seal ring system is provided. The seal ring system comprises a segment defining a slot, a pedal along the slot, and an opening offset from the slot. A retention fastener may be disposed in the opening. A seal ring system is also provided comprising a first segment defining a first opening, a second segment defining a second opening, and a retention fastener extending through the first and second openings. The retention fastener configured to allow relative radial movement of the first segment and the second segment. A seal is further provided comprising a seal ring having a central axis, a petal extending radially inward with respect to the central axis of the seal ring, and a sealing disk axially proximate the seal ring. The sealing disk may have a seal shoe configured as a primary seal. The petal may extend toward the seal shoe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael G. McCaffrey, John R. Farris, Theodore W. Hall, John J. Korzendorfer, Elizabeth F. Vinson, Jeffrey Michael Jacques, John E. Paul, Ross Wilson, Edwin Otero, Alan W. Stoner
  • Publication number: 20200025014
    Abstract: A method of forming a coating includes disposing a substrate having a plurality of protrusions on a seal and layering a topcoat over the protrusions. The method of forming a coating also includes creating a wear pattern and converting the topcoat. A turbine section includes a casing, a plurality of blades within the casing, and a substrate deposited on the casing having a plurality of protrusions. The turbine also includes an unconverted topcoat disposed over the plurality of protrusions, the topcoat having segmented portions defining a plurality of faults extending from the protrusions through the topcoat. A method of forming a coating includes creating a channel in the coating during an initial rub event and converting the coating during a high-temperature event. Converting the coating includes preserving the channel created during the initial rub event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: John R. Farris, Michael G. McCaffrey
  • Patent number: 10472981
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine component according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a body having a first outer face meeting a second outer face at an intersection, the body having a plurality of apertures extending from an opening in the first outer face to an opening on the second outer face; and a coating filling at least a portion of the plurality of apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: John R. Farris, Christopher W. Strock, Paul M. Lutjen
  • Publication number: 20190331003
    Abstract: A seal support structure is provided for a circumferential seal. In one embodiment, the seal support structure includes an engine support structure, a seal support, and a shoulder joining the engine support and seal support. The shoulder offsets the engine support from the seal support, and the shoulder and the seal support structure are configured to dampen vibration for the circumferential seal. The seal support structure may employ one or more dampening elements or materials to interoperate with a seal support structure to dampen vibration to a seal system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Ross Wilson, Michael G. McCaffrey, John R. Farris, Theodore W. Hall, John J. Korzendorfer, Elizabeth F. Vinson, Jeffrey Michael Jacques, John E. Paul, Alan W. Stoner, Edwin Otero
  • Patent number: 10443450
    Abstract: A seal support structure is provided for a circumferential seal. In one embodiment, the seal support structure includes an engine support structure, a seal support, and a shoulder joining the engine support and seal support. The shoulder offsets the engine support from the seal support, and the shoulder and the seal support structure are configured to dampen vibration for the circumferential seal. The seal support structure may employ one or more dampening elements or materials to interoperate with a seal support structure to dampen vibration to a seal system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ross Wilson, Michael G. McCaffrey, John R. Farris, Theodore W. Hall, John J. Korzendorfer, Elizabeth F. Vinson, Jeffrey Michael Jacques, John E. Paul, Alan W. Stoner, Edwin Otero
  • Patent number: 10436051
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to sealing systems for gas turbine engines. In one embodiment, a seal support structure for a gas turbine engine includes a seal support configured to retain a circumferential seal and an engine support configured for mounting the seal support structure to a gas turbine engine mount. The engine support includes at least one channel configured to provide radial movement of the seal support structure and circumferential retention of the seal support. Another embodiment is directed to a sealing system including a circumferential seal and seal support structure configured to provide radial movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ross Wilson, Michael G. McCaffrey, John R. Farris, Theodore W. Hall, John J. Korzendorfer, Elizabeth F. Vinson, Jeffrey Michael Jacques, John E. Paul, Alan W. Stoner, Edwin Otero