Patents by Inventor Mark C. Morris

Mark C. Morris 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: 20200049410
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes a plurality of interconnected separator members that respectively include a first surface and an opposite second surface. The separator members respectively include an array of wave features. Also, the separator members are stacked and disposed in an alternating arrangement with the first surfaces of adjacent separator members facing each other and attached at the respective wave features, and with the second surfaces of adjacent separator members facing each other and attached at the respective wave features. The heat exchanger also includes a plurality of first flow passages for first fluid flow and second flow passages for second fluid flow. The second fluid and the first fluid are configured to exchange heat through the separator members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Jensen, Jorge Alvarez, Francis Carbonell, Mark C. Morris, Donald G. Godfrey
  • Publication number: 20200018190
    Abstract: A turbine blade includes an airfoil that has a tip region that extends from the leading edge toward the trailing edge, and the tip region is bounded by a wall that extends at a positive angle. The leading edge has a leading edge cooling circuit that is defined from the platform to a tip flag channel, and the leading edge cooling circuit is in fluid communication with the tip flag channel. The pressure side includes at least one tip dust hole defined through the wall proximate the pressure side, and the at least one tip dust hole has an inlet and an outlet. The airfoil has at least one rib defined on the wall that extends at a second angle, and the at least one rib merges with at least one flow scoop to direct the particles and a portion of the cooling fluid into the inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Daniel C. Crites, Mark C. Morris, Steven Whitaker, David Waldman
  • Publication number: 20200018182
    Abstract: A turbine vane includes an airfoil that extends from an inner diameter to an outer diameter, and from a leading edge to a trailing edge. The turbine vane includes an inner platform coupled to the airfoil at the inner diameter. The turbine vane includes a cooling system defined in the airfoil including a first conduit in proximity to the leading edge to cool the leading edge and a second conduit to cool the trailing edge. The first conduit has an inlet at the outer diameter to receive a cooling fluid and an outlet portion that is defined at least partially through the inner platform. The first conduit includes a plurality of cooling features that extend between a first surface and a second surface of the first conduit, and the first surface of the first conduit is opposite the leading edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Steven Whitaker, Daniel C. Crites, Mark C. Morris, Ardeshir Riahi
  • Publication number: 20190383560
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes a separator member that divides a first flow passage from a second flow passage. The heat exchanger also includes a plurality of first hollow members that extend across the first flow passage at respective non-orthogonal angles. The plurality of first hollow members are fluidly connected to the second flow passage. Moreover, the heat exchanger includes a plurality of second hollow members that extend across the second flow passage at respective non-orthogonal angles. The plurality of second hollow members are fluidly connected to the first flow passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Jensen, Jorge Alvarez, Francis Carbonell, Mark C. Morris, Donald G. Godfrey, Karl Fleer
  • Patent number: 10422585
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes a separator member that divides a first flow passage from a second flow passage. The heat exchanger also includes a plurality of first hollow members that extend across the first flow passage at respective non-orthogonal angles. The plurality of first hollow members are fluidly connected to the second flow passage. Moreover, the heat exchanger includes a plurality of second hollow members that extend across the second flow passage at respective non-orthogonal angles. The plurality of second hollow members are fluidly connected to the first flow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Jensen, Jorge Alvarez, Francis Carbonell, Mark C. Morris, Donald G Godfrey, Karl Fleer
  • Publication number: 20190255609
    Abstract: Methods for manufacturing an article include providing a three-dimensional computer model of the article and providing a metal alloy in powdered form. The metal alloy is a gamma prime precipitation hardened nickel-based superalloy. The powdered form includes a grain size range of about 5 to about 22 microns and a d50 grain size average of about 10 to about 13 microns. The methods further include, at a binder jet printing apparatus, supplying the metal alloy and loading the three-dimensional model, and, using the binder jet printing apparatus, manufacturing the article in accordance with the loaded three-dimensional model in a layer-by-layer manner with the supplied metal alloy. A liquid binder is applied at each layer, and each layer has a thickness of about 10 to about 150 microns. The methods avoid remelting of the metal alloy and avoid metal alloy cooling rates of greater than about 100° F. per minute.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Donald G. Godfrey, Brian G. Baughman, Morgan A. Mader, Mark C. Morris
  • Publication number: 20190255608
    Abstract: Methods for manufacturing an article include providing a three-dimensional computer model of the article and providing a metal alloy in powdered form. The metal alloy is a titanium aluminide alloy. The powdered form includes a grain size range of about 5 to about 20 microns and a d50 grain size average of about 10 to about 14 microns. The methods further include, at a binder jet printing apparatus, supplying the metal alloy and loading the three-dimensional model, and, using the binder jet printing apparatus, manufacturing the article in accordance with the loaded three-dimensional model in a layer-by-layer manner with the supplied metal alloy. A liquid binder is applied at each layer, and each layer has a thickness of about 10 to about 150 microns. The methods avoid remelting of the metal alloy and avoid metal alloy cooling rates of greater than about 100 ° F. per minute.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Donald G. Godfrey, Brian G. Baughman, Morgan A. Mader, Mark C. Morris
  • Patent number: 10385433
    Abstract: Methods for processing bonded dual alloy rotors are provided. In one embodiment, the method includes obtaining a bonded dual alloy rotor including rotor blades bonded to a hub disk. The rotor blades and hub disk are composed of different alloys. A minimum processing temperature (TDISK_PROCESS_MIN) for the hub disk and a maximum critical temperature for the rotor blades (TBLADE_MAX) is established such that TBLADE_MAX is less than TDISK_PROCESS_MIN. A differential heat treatment process is then performed during which the hub disk is heated to processing temperatures equal to or greater than TDISK_PROCESS_MIN, while at least a volumetric majority of each of the rotor blades is maintained at temperatures below TBLADE_MAX. Such a targeted differential heat treatment process enables desired metallurgical properties (e.g., precipitate hardening) to be created within the hub disk, while preserving the high temperature properties of the rotor blades and any blade coating present thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Christopher David Gatto, Jude Miller, Benjamin Dosland Kamrath, Don Mittendorf, Jason Smoke, Mark C. Morris
  • Publication number: 20190247921
    Abstract: Methods for manufacturing an article include providing a three-dimensional computer model of the article and providing a metal alloy in powdered form. The metal alloy is a nickel-chromium-tungsten-molybdenum alloy. The powdered form includes a grain size range of about 5 to about 22 microns and a d50 grain size average of about 10 to about 13 microns. The methods further include, at a binder jet printing apparatus, supplying the metal alloy and loading the three-dimensional model, and, using the binder jet printing apparatus, manufacturing the article in accordance with the loaded three-dimensional model in a layer-by-layer manner with the supplied metal alloy. A liquid binder is applied at each layer, and each layer has a thickness of about 10 to about 150 microns. The methods avoid remelting of the metal alloy and avoid metal alloy cooling rates of greater than about 100° F. per minute.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Donald G. Godfrey, Brian G. Baughman, Morgan Mader, Mark C. Morris
  • Publication number: 20190186273
    Abstract: An airfoil for a gas turbine engine includes a first side wall; a second side wall joined to the first side wall at a leading edge and a trailing edge; and an internal cooling system arranged within the first and second side walls configured to direct cooling air through and out of the airfoil. The internal cooling system has a first cooling circuit that includes an acceleration channel generally extending in a radial outward direction. A first section of the acceleration channel decreases in cross-sectional area along the radial outward direction such that the cooling air is accelerated through the first section of the acceleration channel. The first cooling circuit further includes a trailing edge chamber fluidly coupled to receive at least a portion of the cooling air from the acceleration channel and extending generally in a chordwise aft direction from the acceleration channel to the trailing edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Steve Halfmann, Daniel C. Crites, Mark C. Morris, Ardeshir Riahi
  • Publication number: 20190133621
    Abstract: An apparatus including a housing, an electrical conductor, and a suction control valve. The housing forms a handle and a shaft. The housing defines a suction channel from a distal end of the shaft. The electrical conductor extends to the distal end of the shaft. The suction control valve is connected to the suction channel at the handle. The suction control valve includes a valve body having a first channel and a second channel connected to the first channel, where the first channel forms a portion of the suction channel; and a valve barrel rotatably connected to the valve body. The valve barrel includes a rotatable ring extending around the handle and forming a portion of the housing. The ring includes an orifice configured to be rotated into and out of registration with an end of the second channel as the ring is rotated about the valve body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen M. Hanna, Tim E. Mackey, Mark C. Morris
  • Patent number: 10252337
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a metallic article includes providing or obtaining a metallic material in powder form, using an additive manufacturing process, building the metallic article from the powder-form metallic material, layer-by-layer, in a build direction, wherein as a result of the additive manufacturing process, the metallic article comprises columnar grain structures oriented in the build direction, and conveying the metallic article through a gradient furnace in a direction of conveyance from a first area of the gradient furnace to a second area of the gradient furnace to increase a size of the columnar grain structures in the metallic article. The metallic article is conveyed through the gradient furnace in an orientation such that the columnar structures oriented in the build direction are substantially parallel to the direction of conveyance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Mamballykalathil Menon, Brian G. Baughman, James J. Cobb, Donald G. Godfrey, Mark C. Morris
  • Publication number: 20190093956
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes a plurality of interconnected separator members that respectively include a first surface and an opposite second surface. The separator members respectively include an array of wave features. Also, the separator members are stacked and disposed in an alternating arrangement with the first surfaces of adjacent separator members facing each other and attached at the respective wave features, and with the second surfaces of adjacent separator members facing each other and attached at the respective wave features. The heat exchanger also includes a plurality of first flow passages for first fluid flow and second flow passages for second fluid flow. The second fluid and the first fluid are configured to exchange heat through the separator members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Jensen, Jorge Alvarez, Francis Carbonell, Mark C. Morris, Donald G. Godfrey
  • Publication number: 20190093954
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes a separator member that divides a first flow passage from a second flow passage. The heat exchanger also includes a plurality of first hollow members that extend across the first flow passage at respective non-orthogonal angles. The plurality of first hollow members are fluidly connected to the second flow passage. Moreover, the heat exchanger includes a plurality of second hollow members that extend across the second flow passage at respective non-orthogonal angles. The plurality of second hollow members are fluidly connected to the first flow passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Jensen, Jorge Alvarez, Francis Carbonell, Mark C. Morris, Donald G Godfrey, Karl Fleer
  • Patent number: 10222142
    Abstract: A heat exchanger may include at least one fluid passageway adjacent a heat transfer plate and a plurality of heat transfer elements positioned in the at least one fluid passageway and joined with the heat transfer plate. The heat transfer elements may be positioned with first spacings therebetween at an inlet end of the at least one fluid passageway. The heat transfer elements may be positioned with second spacings therebetween at an outlet end of the at least one fluid passageway. The first spacings may be smaller than the second spacings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Jorge D Alvarez, Douglas Czaplicki, Karl Fleer, Mark C Morris, Donald G Godfrey
  • Patent number: 10166036
    Abstract: An apparatus including a housing, an electrical conductor, and a suction control valve. The housing forms a handle and a shaft. The housing defines a suction channel from a distal end of the shaft. The electrical conductor extends to the distal end of the shaft. The suction control valve is connected to the suction channel at the handle. The suction control valve includes a valve body having a first channel and a second channel connected to the first channel, where the first channel forms a portion of the suction channel; and a valve barrel rotatably connected to the valve body. The valve barrel includes a rotatable ring extending around the handle and forming a portion of the housing. The ring includes an orifice configured to be rotated into and out of registration with an end of the second channel as the ring is rotated about the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Gyrus ACMI, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Hanna, Tim E. Mackey, Mark C. Morris
  • Publication number: 20180345423
    Abstract: A method for improving the surface of an aluminum alloy article includes manufacturing the aluminum alloy article using an additive manufacturing technique, wherein the article as-manufactured includes one or more of cracks, roughness, or porosity at a surface of the article; coating the surface of the aluminum alloy article with a diffusion element, the diffusion element being capable of diffusing at least 0.2 mils into the article; heating the aluminum alloy article coated with the diffusion element to cause the diffusion element to diffuse the at least 0.2 mils into the article, thereby forming a diffusion layer of at least 0.2 mils in thickness comprising both aluminum alloy and diffusion element; and removing the diffusion layer from the aluminum alloy article, whereby upon the removing, a resulting improved surface of the article comprises fewer or smaller cracks, reduced roughness, or reduced porosity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Andy Szuromi, Steve Starr, Donald G. Godfrey, Mark C. Morris
  • Publication number: 20180345424
    Abstract: A method for improving the surface of an aluminum alloy article includes manufacturing the aluminum alloy article using an additive manufacturing technique, wherein the article as-manufactured includes one or more of cracks, roughness, or porosity at a surface of the article; coating the surface of the aluminum alloy article with a diffusion element, the diffusion element being capable of diffusing at least 0.2 mils into the article; heating the aluminum alloy article coated with the diffusion element to cause the diffusion element to diffuse the at least 0.2 mils into the article, thereby forming a diffusion layer of at least 0.2 mils in thickness comprising both aluminum alloy and diffusion element; and removing the diffusion layer from the aluminum alloy article, whereby upon the removing, a resulting improved surface of the article comprises fewer or smaller cracks, reduced roughness, or reduced porosity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Andy Szuromi, Steve Starr, Donald G. Godfrey, Mark C. Morris
  • Publication number: 20180347014
    Abstract: A nickel-based superalloy component includes a nickel-based superalloy metal. The nickel-based superalloy metal includes, on a weight basis of the overall superalloy metal: about 9.5% to about 10.5% tungsten, about 9.0% to about 11.0% cobalt, about 8.0% to about 8.8% chromium, about 5.3% to about 5.7% aluminum, about 2.8% to about 3.3% tantalum, about 0.3% to about 1.6% hafnium, about 0.5% to about 0.8% molybdenum, about 0.005% to about 0.04% carbon, and a majority of nickel. In some examples, the component includes a gas turbine engine component, such as a turbine blade or a turbine vane, and the metal form of the nickel-based superalloy may be used as a filler metal for welding a casting alloy, a wrought alloy, or a powder metal alloy or other wrought forms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Andy Szuromi, Hallee Zox Deutchman, Brian G. Baughman, Donald G. Godfrey, Harry Lester Kington, Mark C. Morris
  • Publication number: 20180347013
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a nickel-based superalloy component includes providing or obtaining, in a powdered form, a build material alloy including, on a weight basis of the overall build material alloy: about 9.5% to about 10.5% tungsten, about 9.0% to about 11.0% cobalt, about 8.0% to about 8.8% chromium, about 5.3% to about 5.7% aluminum, about 2.8% to about 3.3% tantalum, about 0.3% to about 1.6% hafnium, about 0.5% to about 0.8% molybdenum, about 0.005% to about 0.04% carbon, and a majority of nickel. The method further includes subjecting the build material alloy to a high energy density beam in an additive manufacturing process to selectively fuse portions of the build material to form a built component and subjecting the built component to a finishing process to precipitate a gamma-prime phase of the nickel-based superalloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Andy Szuromi, Hallee Zox Deutchman, Brian G. Baughman, Donald G. Godfrey, Harry Lester Kington, Mark C. Morris