Patents by Inventor Richard Rusich

Richard Rusich 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: 20180230998
    Abstract: A scroll compressor is provided and includes a motor housing having a support surface, a fixed scroll fixedly disposable on the motor housing, an orbiting scroll which is operably disposable for fluid-compressive orbital movement relative to the fixed scroll and a removable hydropad removably disposable on the support surface between the orbiting scroll and the support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Richard Rusich, Lino S. Italia, Seth E. Rosen, Darryl A. Colson
  • Publication number: 20180156544
    Abstract: A heat exchanger is provided including a plurality of parallel stacked plates defining at least one flow passage there between. A manifold having a generally hollow interior is arranged adjacent the plurality of parallel plates. An opening is disposed between adjacent stacked plates. The opening is configured to fluidly couple the hollow interior of the manifold and the at least one flow passage. A distributor assembly including an insert is disposed at least partially within the hollow interior of the manifold. The insert includes a plurality of circumferentially spaced axial flow channels and a plurality of radial connecting channels arranged in fluid communication with the axial flow channels. The radial flow channels are fluidly coupled to the at least one flow passage via the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Abbas A. Alahyari, Richard Rusich, Thomas D. Radcliff
  • Patent number: 9989283
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes a distribution manifold, a plurality of longitudinally spaced tubes having inlet ends opening into the manifold, and a longitudinally extending distributor body disposed within the manifold. The distributor body has a first surface juxtaposed in spaced relationship with the inlet ends of the plurality of tubes and a second surface interfacing with the manifold inner wall. A plurality of discrete flow passages extend from an inlet end of the distributor body and open through the first surface of the distributor body. The plurality of discrete flow passages includes a plurality of longitudinally extending flow passages formed by channels or grooves extending along the interface of the second surface of the distributor body with the inner wall of the distributor manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Abbas A. Alahyari, Thomas D. Radcliff, Richard Rusich
  • Patent number: 9909822
    Abstract: A channel guide distributor of a heat exchanger including a flanged body, a nozzle fluidly connected to the flanged body, a diffuser fluidly connected to the nozzle, a pin operably connected to the nozzle, a cone operably connected to the nozzle and a post removably connected to the flanged body and configured to receive the diffuser. The post having a tubular portion, an open end, a closed end, an inner surface, an outer surface, a post longitudinal axis, and twenty-four apertures in the tubular portion. The apertures are aligned linearly along the post longitudinal axis and equidistantly spaced. A diameter of the outer surface of the tubular portion is about 1.156±0.003 inches (2.936±0.01 centimeters).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard Rusich, Theodore C. Wright, James N. Streeter
  • Patent number: 9840333
    Abstract: A system and method that comprises an air cycle machine, a flow of bleed air, at least one heat exchanger, and an inlet configured to supply the flow of the bleed air is provided. The bleed air directly flows from a source to mix with recirculated air downstream of a compressor of the air cycle machine in accordance with a high pressure mode or a recirculation chilling mode. The system and method can also utilize the recirculated air flowing from the chamber to drive or maintain the air cycle machine in accordance with the above modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Louis J. Bruno, Paul M. D'Orlando, Donald E. Army, Jr., Thomas M. Zywiak, Harold W. Hipsky, Erin G. Kline, Richard Rusich, John M. Maljanian, Jr., Eric Surawski
  • Patent number: 9783307
    Abstract: A system and method that comprises an air cycle machine, a flow of bleed air, at least one heat exchanger, and an inlet configured to supply the flow of the bleed air is provided. The bleed air directly flows from a source to either a compressor of the air cycle machine or the at least one heat exchanger in accordance with a high pressure, low pressure, or pressure boost operation mode. The system and method also can also utilize recirculated air flowing from the chamber to drive or maintain the air cycle machine in accordance with the above modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Louis J. Bruno, Eric Surawski, Donald E. Army, Jr., Thomas M. Zywiak, Harold W. Hipsky, Erin G. Kline, Richard Rusich, John M. Maljanian, Jr., Paul M. D'Orlando
  • Publication number: 20170227303
    Abstract: A channel guide distributor of a heat exchanger including a flanged body, a nozzle fluidly connected to the flanged body, a diffuser fluidly connected to the nozzle, a pin operably connected to the nozzle, a cone operably connected to the nozzle and a post removably connected to the flanged body and configured to receive the diffuser. The post having a tubular portion, an open end, a closed end, an inner surface, an outer surface, a post longitudinal axis, and twenty-four apertures in the tubular portion. The apertures are aligned linearly along the post longitudinal axis and equidistantly spaced. A diameter of the outer surface of the tubular portion is about 1.156±0.003 inches (2.936±0.01 centimeters).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Richard Rusich, Theodore C. Wright, James N. Streeter
  • Patent number: 9644905
    Abstract: An exdributor valve of a heat exchanger includes a distributor to distribute single phase liquid refrigerant to cooling channels of the heat exchanger and a flow modulation device. The flow modulation device is interposed between the distributor and the cooling channels and is modulates an area through which the single phase liquid refrigerant is permitted to flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventor: Richard Rusich
  • Publication number: 20160311539
    Abstract: A system and method that comprises an air cycle machine, a flow of bleed air, at least one heat exchanger, and an inlet configured to supply the flow of the bleed air is provided. The bleed air directly flows from a source to mix with recirculated air downstream of a compressor of the air cycle machine in accordance with a high pressure mode or a recirculation chilling mode. The system and method can also utilize the recirculated air flowing from the chamber to drive or maintain the air cycle machine in accordance with the above modes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Louis J. Bruno, Paul M. D'Orlando, Donald E. Army, JR., Thomas M. Zywiak, Harold W. Hipsky, Erin G. Kline, Richard Rusich, John M. Maljanian, JR., Eric Surawski
  • Publication number: 20160311538
    Abstract: A system and method that comprises an air cycle machine, a flow of bleed air, at least one heat exchanger, and an inlet configured to supply the flow of the bleed air is provided. The bleed air directly flows from a source to either a compressor of the air cycle machine or the at least one heat exchanger in accordance with a high pressure, low pressure, or pressure boost operation mode. The system and method also can also utilize recirculated air flowing from the chamber to drive or maintain the air cycle machine in accordance with the above modes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Louis J. Bruno, Eric Surawski, Donald E. Army, JR., Thomas M. Zywiak, Harold W. Hipsky, Erin G. Kline, Richard Rusich, John M. Maljanian, JR., Paul M. D'Orlando
  • Publication number: 20160312648
    Abstract: A system and method that comprises an air cycle machine, a flow of bleed air, at least one heat exchanger, and an inlet configured to supply the flow of the bleed air is provided. The bleed air flows from a source to mix with recirculated air in accordance with a high pressure mode or a recirculation chilling mode. The system and method also can also utilize the recirculated air flowing from the chamber to drive or maintain the air cycle machine in accordance with the above modes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Louis J. Bruno, Thomas M. Zywiak, Donald E. Army, JR., Harold W. Hipsky, JR., Richard Rusich, Erin G. Kline, Eric Surawski, John M. Maljanian, JR., Paul M. D'Orlando
  • Publication number: 20160298887
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes a distribution manifold, a plurality of longitudinally spaced tubes having inlet ends opening into the manifold, and a longitudinally extending distributor body disposed within the manifold. The distributor body has a first surface juxtaposed in spaced relationship with the inlet ends of the plurality of tubes and a second surface interfacing with the manifold inner wall. A plurality of discrete flow passages extend from an inlet end of the distributor body and open through the first surface of the distributor body. The plurality of discrete flow passages includes a plurality of longitudinally extending flow passages formed by channels or grooves extending along the interface of the second surface of the distributor body with the inner wall of the distributor manifold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Abbas A. Alahyari, Thomas D. Radcliff, Richard Rusich
  • Publication number: 20160273847
    Abstract: A vapor cycle heat exchanger has a plurality of heat exchanger lines and a distributor. The distributor comprises a distributor housing, a swirl vane, an atomizing nozzle, a plurality of nozzles, and a fluid line intersection. The distributor housing defines a main distributor line configured to receive a non-homogenous flow of the two-phase refrigerant fluid. The swirl vane is disposed within the main distributor line and configured to distribute the non-homogeneous flow into a symmetric fluid distribution. The atomizing nozzle is disposed downstream of the swirl vane. The routing lines each lead to one of the plurality of heat exchanger lines. The main distributor line branches into the routing lines at the fluid line intersection, which is situated downstream of the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Richard Rusich, Michael R. Barone, Khem Vanwijak Eowsakul
  • Patent number: 9372018
    Abstract: An evaporator heat exchanger is disclosed. The evaporator heat exchanger includes a bottom plate, a top plate, and at least one main plate between the bottom plate and the top plate. The at least one main plate includes a first face having one or more channels for flow of a first fluid along the first face and a second face opposite the first face having one or more channels for flow of a second fluid along the second face, wherein heat is exchanged between the first fluid and the second fluid through the main plate. Main plates adjacent to each other define an enclosed channel for fluid flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael R. Barone, Richard Rusich
  • Publication number: 20140360224
    Abstract: An evaporator heat exchanger is disclosed. The evaporator heat exchanger includes a bottom plate, a top plate, and at least one main plate between the bottom plate and the top plate. The at least one main plate includes a first face having one or more channels for flow of a first fluid along the first face and a second face opposite the first face having one or more channels for flow of a second fluid along the second face, wherein heat is exchanged between the first fluid and the second fluid through the main plate. Main plates adjacent to each other define an enclosed channel for fluid flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Michael R. Barone, Richard Rusich
  • Publication number: 20140352934
    Abstract: A plate heat exchanger includes a plurality of main plates having ridges and troughs to direct first and second flows of fluids across the main plates to exchange heat between the fluids while maintaining the first and second flows of fluids separate from each other. The heat exchanger also includes a first end plate including first and second inlets and first and second outlets. The first end plate includes a substantially flat inside surface configured to contact the ridges of a first main plate among the plurality of main plates and at least one slot formed in the substantially flat surface to provide a fluid communication of the first fluid flow between the inlet and a cavity formed by the first end plate and the first main plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael R. Barone, Richard Rusich
  • Publication number: 20140196870
    Abstract: A plate heat exchanger includes a plurality of main plates having ridges and troughs to direct first and second flows of fluids across the main plates to exchange heat between the fluids while maintaining the first and second flows of fluids separate from each other. The heat exchanger also includes a first end plate including first and second inlets and first and second outlets. The first end plate includes a substantially flat inside surface configured to contact the ridges of a first main plate among the plurality of main plates and at least one slot formed in the substantially flat surface to provide a fluid communication of the first fluid flow between the inlet and a cavity formed by the first end plate and the first main plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard Rusich, Michael R. Barone, Matthew William Miller
  • Publication number: 20140196869
    Abstract: A plate heat exchanger includes a stack of main plates having ridges and troughs to direct first and second flows of fluids through cavities between the main plates to exchange heat between the fluids while maintaining the first and second flows of fluids separate from each other. The plate heat exchanger includes a first end plate stacked at one end of the stack of main plates and a second end plate stacked at an opposite end of the main plates. Tension ties mechanically connect to each of the first and second end plates through the stack of main plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard Rusich, Michael R. Barone, Matthew William Miller
  • Patent number: 8739563
    Abstract: Adaptable evaporator defrost logic is employed in a refrigeration system to detect a build-up of ice on the evaporator. In response to the detected build-up of ice, a defrost operation is initiated that includes decreasing the speed of the compressor. At the end of the defrost operation, the adaptable evaporator defrost logic determines whether the defrost operation was a success. If the defrost operation was a success, then normal operation is resumed. If the defrost operation was not a success, then the defrost operation is modified by turning the compressor off and extending a duration of the defrost operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Kodjovi Coussey, Richard Rusich, Tejendra Patel, Anson Stark Coolidge
  • Publication number: 20140083117
    Abstract: An exdributor valve of a heat exchanger includes a distributor formed to define an interior and configured to distribute single phase liquid refrigerant from the interior then change to a two-phase refrigerant to cooling channels of the heat exchanger and a flow modulation device. The flow modulation device is operably interposed between the interior of the distributor and the cooling channels and is configured to modulate an area through which the single phase liquid refrigerant is permitted to flow from the interior of the distributor then change to a two-phase refrigerant to equally distribute to each of the cooling channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Richard Rusich