Patents by Inventor Paul D. Genereux

Paul D. Genereux 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: 10369625
    Abstract: A method for casting comprising: providing a seed, the seed characterized by: an arcuate form and a crystalline orientation progressively varying along an arc of the form; providing molten material; and cooling and solidifying the molten material so that a crystalline structure of the seed propagates into the solidifying material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Dilip M. Shah, Paul D. Genereux, Alan D. Cetel, John J. Marcin, Jr., Steven J. Bullied, Mario P. Bochiechio, Kevin W. Schlichting, Bradford A. Cowles, Carl R. Verner, David U. Furrer, Venkatarama K. Seetharaman
  • Patent number: 10265763
    Abstract: A method for casting comprising: providing a seed, the seed characterized by: an arcuate form and a crystalline orientation progressively varying along an arc of the form; providing molten material; and cooling and solidifying the molten material so that a crystalline structure of the seed propagates into the solidifying material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Dilip M. Shah, Paul D. Genereux, Alan D. Cetel, John J. Marcin, Jr., Steven J. Bullied, Mario P. Bochiechio, Kevin W. Schlichting, Bradford A. Cowles, Carl R. Verner, David U. Furrer, Venkatarama K. Seetharaman
  • Publication number: 20190039128
    Abstract: A method for casting comprising: providing a seed, the seed characterized by: an arcuate form and a crystalline orientation progressively varying along an arc of the form; providing molten material; and cooling and solidifying the molten material so that a crystalline structure of the seed propagates into the solidifying material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Dilip M. Shah, Paul D. Genereux, Alan D. Cetel, John J. Marcin, JR., Steven J. Bullied, Mario P. Bochiechio, Kevin W. Schlichting, Bradford A. Cowles, Carl R. Verner, David U. Furrer, Venkatarama K. Seetharaman
  • Publication number: 20170130289
    Abstract: High modulus turbine shafts and high modulus cylindrical articles are described as are the process parameters for producing these shafts and cylindrical articles. The shafts/articles have a high Young's modulus as a result of having high modulus <111> crystal texture along the longitudinal axis of the shaft/article. The shafts are produced from directionally solidified seeded <111> single crystal cylinders that are axisymmetrically hot worked before a limited recrystallization process is carried out at a temperature below the recrystallization temperature of the alloy. The disclosed process produces an intense singular <111> texture and results in shaft or cylindrical article with a Young's modulus that is at least 40% greater than that of conventional nickel or iron alloys or conventional steels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Dilip M. Shah, Herbert A. Chin, John Joseph Marcin, Paul L. Reynolds, Gabriel L. Suciu, Paul D. Genereux
  • Patent number: 9551049
    Abstract: High modulus turbine shafts and high modulus cylindrical articles are described as are the process parameters for producing these shafts and cylindrical articles. The shafts/articles have a high Young's modulus as a result of having high modulus <111> crystal texture along the longitudinal axis of the shaft/article. The shafts are produced from directionally solidified seeded <111> single crystal cylinders that are axisymmetrically hot worked before a limited recrystallization process is carried out at a temperature below the recrystallization temperature of the alloy. The disclosed process produces an intense singular <111> texture and results in shaft or cylindrical article with a Young's modulus that is at least 40% greater than that of conventional nickel or iron alloys or conventional steels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dilip M. Shah, Herbert A. Chin, John Joseph Marcin, Paul L. Reynolds, Gabriel L. Suciu, Paul D. Genereux, Carl E. Kelly
  • Patent number: 9291057
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for manufacturing a tie shaft for aero or land based gas turbine engine. The method includes flow forming a tie shaft preform to produce a tie shaft. In one example, the tie shaft includes a nickel alloy cylindrical wall having a length to diameter ratio of at least 6:1, wherein the diameter is an average outer diameter. The wall includes a minimum effective strain of 0.3 in/in (7.6 mm/mm), and a grain size is in the range of G4 to G16 per ASTM E112. The wall includes a roll formed threaded surface having a thread roughness of less than 1260 ?in (32 microns).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel Benjamin, Steve A. McLeod, Daniel R. Kapszukiewicz, Larry James Timmons, Paul D. Genereux
  • Publication number: 20160031006
    Abstract: A method for casting comprising: providing a seed, the seed characterized by: an arcuate form and a crystalline orientation progressively varying along an arc of the form; providing molten material; and cooling and solidifying the molten material so that a crystalline structure of the seed propagates into the solidifying material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Dilip M. Shah, Paul D. Genereux, Alan D. Cetel, John J. Marcin, JR., Steven J. Bullied, Mario P. Bochiechio, Kevin W. Schlichting, Bradford A. Cowles, Carl R. Verner, David U. Furrer, Venkatarama K. Seetharaman
  • Publication number: 20140060708
    Abstract: High modulus turbine shafts and high modulus cylindrical articles are described as are the process parameters for producing these shafts and cylindrical articles. The shafts/articles have a high Young's modulus as a result of having high modulus <111> crystal texture along the longitudinal axis of the shaft/article. The shafts are produced from directionally solidified seeded <111> single crystal cylinders that are axisymmetrically hot worked before a limited recrystallization process is carried out at a temperature below the recrystallization temperature of the alloy. The disclosed process produces an intense singular <111> texture and results in shaft or cylindrical article with a Young's modulus that is at least 40% greater than that of conventional nickel or iron alloys or conventional steels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Dilip M. Shah, Herbert A. Chin, John Joseph Marcin, Paul L. Reynolds, Gabriel L. Suciu, Paul D. Genereux, Carl E. Kelly
  • Publication number: 20140023486
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for manufacturing a tie shaft for aero or land based gas turbine engine. The method includes flow forming a tie shaft preform to produce a tie shaft. In one example, the tie shaft includes a nickel alloy cylindrical wall having a length to diameter ratio of at least 6:1, wherein the diameter is an average outer diameter. The wall includes a minimum effective strain of 0.3 in/in (7.6 mm/mm), and a grain size is in the range of G4 to G16 per ASTM E112. The wall includes a roll formed threaded surface having a thread roughness of less than 1260 ?in (32 microns).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel Benjamin, Steve A. McLeod, Daniel R. Kapszukiewicz, Larry James Timmons, Paul D. Genereux
  • Patent number: 5693159
    Abstract: A process for producing a fine grain forged superalloy article having a high yield strength at intermediate temperatures. A preferred starting composition comprises, by weight, 15% Cr, 13.6% Co, 4.1% Mo, 4.6% Ti, 2.2% Al, 0.01% C, 0.007% B, 0.07% Zr, balance Ni. This material is forged at a temperature above the gamma prime solvus and at a true strain of at least 0.5. Alternately, the material may be forged below the gamma prime solvus temperature with intermediate super solvus anneals. The overaged material is then worked at a temperature below the gamma prime solvus. The resultant fine grain material is then heat treated or can be further isothermally forged prior to heat treatment to produce complex shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1997
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Roy L. Athey, John A. Miller, William J. Gostic, Paul D. Genereux, Timothy P. Fuesting
  • Patent number: 5120373
    Abstract: A process for producing a fine grain forged superalloy article having a high yield strength at intermediate temperatures. A preferred starting composition comprises, by weight, 15% Cr, 13.6% Co, 4.1% Mo, 4.6% Ti, 2.2% Al, 0.01% C, 0.007% B, 0.07% Zr, balance Ni. This material is forged at a temperature above the gamma prime solvus and at a true strain of at least 0.5. Alternately, the material may be forged below the gamma prime solvus temperature with intermediate super solvus anneals. The overaged material is then worked at a temperature below the gamma prime solvus. The resultant fine grain material is then heat treated or can be further isothermally forged prior to heat treatment to produce complex shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1992
    Assignees: United Technologies Corporation, Teledyne Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Miller, Daniel F. Paulonis, Paul D. Genereux, Jeffery W. Samuelson, Laurence A. Jackman, Frederick P. Vaccaro, William M. Thomas
  • Patent number: 4769087
    Abstract: A process is described for converting a fine grain superalloy casting into a forging having mechanical properties equivalent to those resulting from powder metallurgy processing. Cast material is extruded and forged. A HIP treatment is employed to close porosity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1988
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Paul D. Genereux, Daniel F. Paulonis
  • Patent number: 4574015
    Abstract: Methods for increasing the forgeability of cast superalloy materials are described. An extremely overaged microstructure is developed by solutionizing the material and slow cooling in the vicinity of the solvus temperature to cause a precipitation of extremely coarse gamma prime material. Subsequently the material can be isothermally forged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1986
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Paul D. Genereux, Daniel F. Paulonis