Patents by Inventor Richard J. Carpino, II

Richard J. Carpino, II 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: 10994849
    Abstract: An ice protection system for controlling icing on an aircraft surface includes an OAT sensor configured to provide a signal indicative of an OAT, a LWC detector configured to provide a signal indicative of a LWC, an electrothermal device located on the aircraft surface, and an electronic control system configured to determine a critical temperature (TC) at or below which an anti-icing system will be used to preheat the aircraft surface, supply an electrical power having a calculated power level to the electrothermal device, and calculate the power level as being: zero if OAT>TC and LWC=0, controlled based on OAT and LWC if OAT>TC and LWC>0, controlled based on OAT and LWC if OAT<TC and LWC>0, and controlled based on OAT if OAT<TC and LWC=0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Richard J. Carpino, II, Alex Zadell
  • Publication number: 20200207479
    Abstract: An ice protection system for controlling icing on an aircraft surface includes an OAT sensor configured to provide a signal indicative of an OAT, a LWC detector configured to provide a signal indicative of a LWC, an electrothermal device located on the aircraft surface, and an electronic control system configured to determine a critical temperature (TC) at or below which an anti-icing system will be used to preheat the aircraft surface, supply an electrical power having a calculated power level to the electrothermal device, and calculate the power level as being: zero if OAT>TC and LWC=0, controlled based on OAT and LWC if OAT>TC and LWC>0, controlled based on OAT and LWC if OAT<TC and LWC>0, and controlled based on OAT if OAT<TC and LWC=0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Richard J. Carpino, II, Alex Zadell
  • Patent number: 8749928
    Abstract: An aircraft electrical appliance is provided with a ground-fault-interruption device (50) for protecting it in the event of problematic current loss due to, for example, a compromise in electrical insulation. The device (50) has a GFI circuit (60) comprising a current differential determiner (70), a trigger (80) that is activated upon the current differential corresponding to ground-fault situation, and an interrupter (90) that interrupts power supply to the appliance upon the trigger (80) being activated. The GFI circuit (60) is electrically independent of electrical controller components of the appliance, thereby avoiding expensive software configuration and confirmation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Joel G. Fink, Jon D. Shearer, Richard J. Carpino, II, Tommy M. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20110149447
    Abstract: An aircraft electrical appliance is provided with a ground-fault-interruption device (50) for protecting it in the event of problematic current loss due to, for example, a compromise in electrical insulation. The device (50) has a GFI circuit (60) comprising a current differential determiner (70), a trigger (80) that is activated upon the current differential corresponding to ground-fault situation, and an interrupter (90) that interrupts power supply to the appliance upon the trigger (80) being activated. The GFI circuit (60) is electrically independent of electrical controller components of the appliance, thereby avoiding expensive software configuration and confirmation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Joel G. Fink, Jon D. Shearer, Richard J. Carpino, II, Tommy M. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20100065686
    Abstract: An aircraft heated floor panel (10) comprising a weight-supporting level (20) and a heat-generating level (22) positioned below the weight-supporting level (20). The panel (10) can be characterized by the absence of a metal layer over its weight-supporting level (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventors: Kurt M. Tauscher, Richard J. Carpino, II
  • Patent number: 7211772
    Abstract: A patterned foil sheet heating element has a first discrete region patterned with a first plurality of holes forming multiple conductive ribbons and having a first sheet resistivity. It also has a second discrete region patterned with a second plurality of holes forming multiple conductive ribbons and having a second sheet resistivity. At least some of the multiple conductive ribbons in the first discrete region are in electrical continuity with at least some of the multiple conductive ribbons in the second discrete region, and the first discrete region and the second discrete region both adjoin a first junction strip of the foil heating element. An electrothermal heating assembly may be formed using such a patterned foil sheet sandwiched between two layers of material which may be thermally conductive and electrical insulative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Richard J. Carpino, II, James A. Mullen