Patents by Inventor Mark Denton

Mark Denton 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: 10773814
    Abstract: A control system for an in-flight engine restart system of a rotorcraft includes an engine control unit that controls and detects status of an engine. The control system also includes a flight control computer that communicates with the engine control unit, an engine operation control system, and a pilot interface including pilot controls. The engine operation control system includes a processor that initiates a health check of the in-flight engine restart system to determine an in-flight engine restart system status. The engine operation control system processes engine mode of operation commands to establish an engine mode of operation, and delivers commands to aspects of the in-flight engine restart system including the engine control unit based on processing of the engine mode of operation commands. The engine operation control system reports the in-flight engine restart system status and results of the engine mode of operation commands to the flight control computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Peter Strauss, Michael Joseph DeVita, Mark Denton Bystry, Jr., Joseph Lawrence Simonetti, Carl A. Palmer
  • Patent number: 10689281
    Abstract: A mobile processing system is disclosed for the removal of radioactive contaminants from nuclear process waste water. The system is fully scalable, modular, and portable allowing the system to be fully customizable according the site-specific remediation requirements. It is designed to be both transported and operated from standard sized intermodal containers or custom designed enclosures for increased mobility between sites and on-site, further increasing the speed and ease with which the system may be deployed. Additionally, the system is completely modular wherein the various different modules perform different forms or stages of waste water remediation and may be connected in parallel and/or in series. Depending on the needs of the particular site, one or more different processes may be used. In some embodiments, one or more of the same modules may be used in the same operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Kurion, Inc.
    Inventors: John Raymont, James Fredrickson, Joshua Leighton Mertz, David Carlson, Mark Denton, Gary Hofferber, Ja-Kael Luey, Zechariah James Fitzgerald, Ronald Merritt Orme, Eric Vincent Penland
  • Patent number: 10569892
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to selecting, by a computing device comprising a processor, the size of at least one prime mover associated with an aircraft to satisfy a baseline power requirement for operation of the aircraft during a steady state load condition, selecting at least one power source configuration to supplement power provided by the at least one prime mover during a transient load condition associated with the operation of the aircraft, and selecting, by the computing device, a parameter of the at least one power source configuration to provide a total power in an amount that is greater than a threshold during the transient condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph Lawrence Simonetti, Mark Denton Bystry, Michael Joseph DeVita, Matthew J. Tarascio, Michael Peter Strauss, Hayden M. Reeve, Niranjan Desai, Brian St. Rock, Charles E. Lents, Lawrence E. Zeidner, Alfred Russell Smiley
  • Publication number: 20200002209
    Abstract: A mobile processing system is disclosed for the removal of radioactive contaminants from nuclear process waste water. The system is fully scalable, modular, and portable allowing the system to be fully customizable according the site-specific remediation requirements. It is designed to be both transported and operated from standard sized intermodal containers or custom designed enclosures for increased mobility between sites and on-site, further increasing the speed and ease with which the system may be deployed. Additionally, the system is completely modular wherein the various different modules perform different forms or stages of waste water remediation and may be connected in parallel and/or in series. Depending on the needs of the particular site, one or more different processes may be used. In some embodiments, one or more of the same modules may be used in the same operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: John RAYMONT, James FREDRICKSON, Joshua Leighton MERTZ, David CARLSON, Mark DENTON, Gary HOFFERBER, Ja-Kael LUEY, Zechariah James FITZGERALD, Ronald Merritt ORME, Eric Vincent PENLAND
  • Patent number: 10309304
    Abstract: One aspect is an electrical augmentation system for a gas turbine engine. The electrical augmentation system includes an electric motor operably coupled to a shaft of the gas turbine engine, and an energy storage device operable to provide a temporary increased current source to the electric motor. The electrical augmentation system includes a control system having a torque demand anticipation circuit operable to determine an anticipated torque increase condition for the gas turbine engine. Based on the anticipated torque increase condition, the torque demand anticipation circuit commands a temporary torque increase by the electric motor using the energy storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Frederick L. Bourne, Mark Denton Bystry, Jr., Joseph Lawrence Simonetti
  • Patent number: 10301011
    Abstract: An electrified propulsion system for a rotary wing aircraft includes a flight control computer that receives a signal indicative of a power demand on an engine; an engine control system that is in communication with the engine and is configured to control operation of the engine at a selected operating point; a generator that is in mechanical communication with the engine and is configured to receive mechanical power from the engine and convert the mechanical power to electrical power; an electric motor that is in electrical communication with the generator and is configured to receive the electric power; and a rotor that is in mechanical communication with the electric motor; wherein the electric motor is configured to control rotation and provide the mechanical power demand of the rotor at the selected operating point in response to the received signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Peter Strauss, Mark Denton Bystry, Jr., Michael Joseph DeVita
  • Publication number: 20180297878
    Abstract: A mobile processing system is disclosed for the removal of radioactive contaminants from nuclear process waste water. The system is fully scalable, modular, and portable allowing the system to be fully customizable according the site-specific remediation requirements. It is designed to be both transported and operated from standard sized intermodal containers or custom designed enclosures for increased mobility between sites and on-site, further increasing the speed and ease with which the system may be deployed. Additionally, the system is completely modular wherein the various different modules perform different forms or stages of waste water remediation and may be connected in parallel and/or in series. Depending on the needs of the particular site, one or more different processes may be used. In some embodiments, one or more of the same modules may be used in the same operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: Kurion, Inc.
    Inventors: John RAYMONT, James FREDRICKSON, Joshua Leighton MERTZ, David CARLSON, Mark DENTON, Gary HOFFERBER, Ja-Kael LUEY, Zechariah James FITZGERALD, Ronald Merritt ORME, Eric Vincent PENLAND
  • Publication number: 20180201386
    Abstract: A control system for an in-flight engine restart system of a rotorcraft includes an engine control unit that controls and detects status of an engine. The control system also includes a flight control computer that communicates with the engine control unit, an engine operation control system, and a pilot interface including pilot controls. The engine operation control system includes a processor that initiates a health check of the in-flight engine restart system to determine an in-flight engine restart system status. The engine operation control system processes engine mode of operation commands to establish an engine mode of operation, and delivers commands to aspects of the in-flight engine restart system including the engine control unit based on processing of the engine mode of operation commands. The engine operation control system reports the in-flight engine restart system status and results of the engine mode of operation commands to the flight control computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Peter Strauss, Michael Joseph DeVita, Mark Denton Bystry, Jr., Joseph Lawrence Simonetti, Carl A. Palmer
  • Patent number: 9981868
    Abstract: A mobile processing system is disclosed for the removal of radioactive contaminants from nuclear process waste water. The system is fully scalable, modular, and portable allowing the system to be fully customizable according the site-specific remediation requirements. It is designed to be both transported and operated from standard sized intermodal containers or custom designed enclosures for increased mobility between sites and on-site, further increasing the speed and ease with which the system may be deployed. Additionally, the system is completely modular wherein the various different modules perform different forms or stages of waste water remediation and may be connected in parallel and/or in series. Depending on the needs of the particular site, one or more different processes may be used. In some embodiments, one or more of the same modules may be used in the same operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: KURION, INC.
    Inventors: John Raymont, James Fredrickson, Joshua Mertz, David Carlson, Mark Denton, Gary Alan Hofferber, Ja-Kael Luey, Zechariah James Fitzgerald, Ronald Merritt Orme, Eric Vincent Penland
  • Patent number: 9731832
    Abstract: A torque converter for converting torque between an input shaft and an output shaft includes an impeller operably connected to the input shaft and rotatable therewith. The torque converter further includes a turbine operably connected to the output shaft and rotatable therewith. A fluid flow system directs a flow of motive fluid through the impeller and through the turbine to drive rotation of the output shaft relative to the input shaft. A lockup mechanism is engageable to urge rotation of the output shaft at an output shaft rotational speed identical to an input shaft rotational speed. A switching module controls an actuation system to urge engagement of the lockup mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Joseph DeVita, Mark Denton Bystry, Jr., Timothy Fred Lauder
  • Publication number: 20170089261
    Abstract: One aspect is an electrical augmentation system for a gas turbine engine. The electrical augmentation system includes an electric motor operably coupled to a shaft of the gas turbine engine, and an energy storage device operable to provide a temporary increased current source to the electric motor. The electrical augmentation system includes a control system having a torque demand anticipation circuit operable to determine an anticipated torque increase condition for the gas turbine engine. Based on the anticipated torque increase condition, the torque demand anticipation circuit commands a temporary torque increase by the electric motor using the energy storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Frederick L. Bourne, Mark Denton Bystry, Jr., Joseph Lawrence Simonetti
  • Publication number: 20170050865
    Abstract: Surface or submersible sluiceable system for use in removing hazardous contaminants or radioactive isotopes from a fluid stream, such as a fluid stream from the primary coolant loop or secondary loop of a nuclear reactor system, a fluid stream from a spent-fuel pool or pond or hazardous or radioactive contaminants in ground water. Generally, this surface or submersible sluiceable system is adapted to be utilized in a surface skid or submersed in the fluid stream, and additionally the vessels are adapted to be sluiced and reused after use, resulting in a potentially stabilized, non-leaching final waste product with a substantially reduced volume for storage or disposal. The system can be utilized with any type of media, whether standard ion exchange beads or inorganic granular media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Mark Denton, Jeffrey T. Prince
  • Patent number: 9435261
    Abstract: A fluid cooled system includes a first heat generating component. A first airflow pathway directs a first flow of air across a first heat exchanger. A second airflow pathway directs a second flow of air across a second heat exchanger. A first working fluid is flowed from the first heat generating component, through the first heat exchanger and through the second heat exchanger and returned to the first heat generating component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Joseph DeVita, Timothy Fred Lauder, Mark Denton Bystry
  • Patent number: 9428267
    Abstract: An engine starting system for a rotary wing aircraft includes a controller that receives a signal indicative of a start command for an engine, a transmission input module that is mechanically coupled to a transmission system and an accessory gearbox and a starter motor that is mechanically coupled to a compressor drive shaft of the engine. Also, a method for restarting an engine in flight includes receiving by a controller a signal indicative of a start command for the engine, determining by the controller that an overrunning clutch is coupled to the engine, transmitting by a transmission system motive power to the engine in response to the determining that the overrunning clutch is coupled to the engine and driving via a compressor drive shaft a compressor section of the engine according to a design speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Joseph DeVita, Mark Denton Bystry, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20160083104
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to selecting, by a computing device comprising a processor, the size of at least one prime mover associated with an aircraft to satisfy a baseline power requirement for operation of the aircraft during a steady state load condition, selecting at least one power source configuration to supplement power provided by the at least one prime mover during a transient load condition associated with the operation of the aircraft, and selecting, by the computing device, a parameter of the at least one power source configuration to provide a total power in an amount that is greater than a threshold during the transient condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Joseph Lawrence Simonetti, Mark Denton Bystry, Michael Joseph DeVita, Matthew J. Tarascio, Michael Peter Strauss, Hayden M. Reeve, Niranjan Desai, Brian St. Rock, Charles E. Lents, Lawrence E. Zeidner, Alfred Russell Smiley
  • Publication number: 20160083085
    Abstract: An electrified propulsion system for a rotary wing aircraft includes a flight control computer that receives a signal indicative of a power demand on an engine; an engine control system that is in communication with the engine and is configured to control operation of the engine at a selected operating point; a generator that is in mechanical communication with the engine and is configured to receive mechanical power from the engine and convert the mechanical power to electrical power; an electric motor that is in electrical communication with the generator and is configured to receive the electric power; and a rotor that is in mechanical communication with the electric motor; wherein the electric motor is configured to control rotation and provide the mechanical power demand of the rotor at the selected operating point in response to the received signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Peter Strauss, Mark Denton Bystry, JR., Michael Joseph DeVita
  • Publication number: 20150368136
    Abstract: A mobile processing system is disclosed for the removal of radioactive contaminants from nuclear process waste water. The system is fully scalable, modular, and portable allowing the system to be fully customizable according the site-specific remediation requirements. It is designed to be both transported and operated from standard sized intermodal containers or custom designed enclosures for increased mobility between sites and on-site, further increasing the speed and ease with which the system may be deployed. Additionally, the system is completely modular wherein the various different modules perform different forms or stages of waste water remediation and may be connected in parallel and/or in series. Depending on the needs of the particular site, one or more different processes may be used. In some embodiments, one or more of the same modules may be used in the same operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Applicant: KURION, INC.
    Inventors: John RAYMONT, James FREDRICKSON, Joshua MERTZ, Richard KEENAN, David CARLSON, Mark DENTON, Gary Alan HOFFERBER, Ja-Kael LUEY, Zechariah James FITZGERALD, Ronald Merritt ORME, Eric Vincent PENLAND
  • Patent number: 9169027
    Abstract: An electrified propulsion system for a rotary wing aircraft includes a flight control computer that receives a signal indicative of a power demand on an engine; an engine control system that is in communication with the engine and is configured to control operation of the engine at a selected operating point; a generator that is in mechanical communication with the engine and is configured to receive mechanical power from the engine and convert the mechanical power to electrical power; an electric motor that is in electrical communication with the generator and is configured to receive the electric power; and a rotor that is in mechanical communication with the electric motor; wherein the electric motor is configured to control rotation and provide the mechanical power demand of the rotor at the selected operating point in response to the received signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Peter Strauss, Mark Denton Bystry, Jr., Michael Joseph DeVita
  • Publication number: 20150191250
    Abstract: An engine starting system for a rotary wing aircraft includes a controller that receives a signal indicative of a start command for an engine, a transmission input module that is mechanically coupled to a transmission system and an accessory gearbox and a starter motor that is mechanically coupled to a compressor drive shaft of the engine. Also, a method for restarting an engine in flight includes receiving by a controller a signal indicative of a start command for the engine, determining by the controller that an overrunning clutch is coupled to the engine, transmitting by a transmission system motive power to the engine in response to the determining that the overrunning clutch is coupled to the engine and driving via a compressor drive shaft a compressor section of the engine according to a design speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Applicant: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Joseph DeVita, Mark Denton Bystry, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150100181
    Abstract: An electrified propulsion system for a rotary wing aircraft includes a flight control computer that receives a signal indicative of a power demand on an engine; an engine control system that is in communication with the engine and is configured to control operation of the engine at a selected operating point; a generator that is in mechanical communication with the engine and is configured to receive mechanical power from the engine and convert the mechanical power to electrical power; an electric motor that is in electrical communication with the generator and is configured to receive the electric power; and a rotor that is in mechanical communication with the electric motor; wherein the electric motor is configured to control rotation and provide the mechanical power demand of the rotor at the selected operating point in response to the received signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Peter Strauss, Mark Denton Bystry, JR., Michael Joseph DeVita