Patents by Inventor Ross Wilson

Ross Wilson 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: 20230035603
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an electrodepositable coating composition comprising an ionic salt group-containing film-forming polymer comprising active hydrogen functional groups; a blocked polyisocyanate curing agent comprising blocking groups, wherein at least 30% of the blocking groups comprise a 1,2-polyol as a blocking agent, based upon the total number of blocking groups; and a bismuth catalyst. Also disclosed are coatings, coated substrates, and methods of coating a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Applicant: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Stone, Egle Puodziukynaite, Joseph R. Swanger, Venkatachalam Eswarakrishnan, Craig A. Wilson, Brian C. Okerberg, Hyun Wook Ro, Ross Anthony Moretti
  • Publication number: 20220401164
    Abstract: Surgical systems, methods and surgical planning programs to facilitate preparation of an anatomical cavity to receive a cup implant. The system includes a control system, a localizer and a robotic manipulator configured to move an energy applicator that is adapted to remove tissue. The control system obtains or generates a surgical plan that defines characteristics of cement holes to be formed within a wall of the anatomical cavity for receiving bone cement. The control system registers the surgical plan to the anatomical cavity with the localizer and controls the robotic manipulator to utilize the energy applicator to form the cement holes within the wall of the anatomical cavity according to the surgical plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: MAKO Surgical Corp.
    Inventors: John Timperley, Ross Crawford, Jonathan Howell, Matthew Hubble, Matthew Wilson, Matthew Thompson, Graham Gie
  • Patent number: 11471226
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for robotic assisted surgery. A robotic system includes a localizer, at least one controller, and a surgical robotic manipulator which separately and detachably receives an energy applicator and an implant insertion tool that detachably receives an implant specifically for knee, hip or shoulder replacement surgery. The at least one controller determines a location within a portion of a patient's anatomy in which to form a cavity for the implant. The surgical robotic manipulator is controlled to form the cavity with the energy applicator. The surgical robotic manipulator is then controlled to insert the implant into the cavity with the implant insertion tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: MAKO Surgical Corp.
    Inventors: John Timperley, Ross William Crawford, Jonathan Howell, Matthew Hubble, Matthew Wilson, Matthew Thompson, Graham Gie
  • Patent number: 11454963
    Abstract: A self-propelled device is disclosed that includes a center of mass drive system. The self-propelled device includes a substantially cylindrical body and wheels, with each wheel having a diameter substantially equivalent to the body. The self-propelled device may further include an internal drive system with a center of mass below a rotational axis of the wheels. Operation and maneuvering of the self-propelled device may be performed via active displacement of the center of mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: SPHERO, INC.
    Inventors: Ross MacGregor, Ian H. Bernstein, Adam Wilson
  • Publication number: 20220244723
    Abstract: A self-propelled device includes a spherical housing and an internal drive system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Ian H. Bernstein, Adam Wilson, Chun Kong, Ross MacGregor
  • Patent number: 11306619
    Abstract: A seal support structure is provided for a circumferential seal. In one embodiment, the seal support structure includes an engine support structure, a seal support, and a shoulder joining the engine support and seal support. The shoulder offsets the engine support from the seal support, and the shoulder and the seal support structure are configured to dampen vibration for the circumferential seal. The seal support structure may employ one or more dampening elements or materials to interoperate with a seal support structure to dampen vibration to a seal system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ross Wilson, Michael G. McCaffrey, John R. Farris, Theodore W. Hall, John J. Korzendorfer, Elizabeth F. Vinson, Jeffrey Michael Jacques, John E. Paul, Alan W. Stoner, Edwin Otero
  • Patent number: 11287045
    Abstract: A seal ring system is provided. The seal ring system comprises a segment defining a slot, a pedal along the slot, and an opening offset from the slot. A retention fastener may be disposed in the opening. A seal ring system is also provided comprising a first segment defining a first opening, a second segment defining a second opening, and a retention fastener extending through the first and second openings. The retention fastener configured to allow relative radial movement of the first segment and the second segment. A seal is further provided comprising a seal ring having a central axis, a petal extending radially inward with respect to the central axis of the seal ring, and a sealing disk axially proximate the seal ring. The sealing disk may have a seal shoe configured as a primary seal. The petal may extend toward the seal shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Michael G. McCaffrey, John R. Farris, Theodore W. Hall, John J. Korzendorfer, Elizabeth F. Vinson, Jeffrey Michael Jacques, John E. Paul, Ross Wilson, Edwin Otero, Alan W. Stoner
  • Publication number: 20210358656
    Abstract: An offshore submarine cable for an offshore wind farm. The offshore submarine cable has a power capacity between 3 MW and 2.5 GW, at least one weighting element having a density of at least 5 g/cm3 at 20° C., and at least one armor package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: RWE Renewables GmbH
    Inventor: Ross Wilson
  • Publication number: 20210062862
    Abstract: A hydrostatic seal and rotor assembly includes a rotor having a rotor rotational direction about a rotor central axis, and a hydrostatic seal assembly including a seal support, a seal shoe configured for sealing between the seal shoe and the rotor, and one or more seal beams operably connecting the seal shoe to the seal support. The one or more seal beams are configured as spring elements integral with the seal shoe to allow radial movement of the seal shoe relative to the seal support. The seal shoe is circumferentially cantilevered from a fixed end to a free end opposite the fixed end. The fixed end is located circumferentially upstream of the free end relative to the rotor rotational direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Conway Chuong, Ross Wilson
  • Patent number: 10883370
    Abstract: A balancing assembly for a rotating component of a gas turbine engine includes a balance weight configured for insertion into a complimentary balance weight slot in the rotating component. The balance weight has a dovetail shaped cross-section and the balance weight slot has a complimentary dovetail shaped cross-section. A retaining ring configured for installation to the rotating component axially retains the balance weight in the balance weight slot. A method of correcting an imbalance of a rotating assembly includes inserting a balance weight into a balance weight slot in a rotating component of the rotating assembly, and installing a retaining ring at the rotating component to retain the balance weight in the balance weight slot in an axial direction. The balance weight has a dovetail shaped cross section, and the balance weight slot has a complimentary dovetail shaped cross section to retain the balance weight at the balance weight slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicholas Waters Oren, Ross Wilson
  • Patent number: 10801348
    Abstract: Non-contacting dynamic seals having wave springs are disclosed herein. A non-contacting dynamic seal may have a shoe coupled to an outer ring by an inner beam and an outer beam. A wave spring may be located between the inner beam and the outer beam, between the shoe and the inner beam, or between the outer beam and the outer ring. The wave spring may damp vibrations in the inner beam and the outer beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Ross Wilson, John R. Farris, Michael G. McCaffrey, Theodore W. Hall, John J. Korzendorfer, Elizabeth F. Vinson, Jeffrey Michael Jacques, John E. Paul, Edwin Otero, Alan W. Stoner
  • Publication number: 20200271006
    Abstract: A seal for a gas turbine engine includes a full hoop outer ring, a shoe coupled to the full hoop outer ring via an inner beam and an outer beam, and a wave spring in contact with at least one of the inner beam or the outer beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ross Wilson, John R. Farris, Michael G. McCaffrey, Theodore W. Hall, John J. Korzendorfer, Elizabeth F. Vinson, Jeffrey Michael Jacques, John E. Paul, Edwin Otero, Alan W. Stoner
  • Patent number: 10724384
    Abstract: A component retaining assembly includes a housing including a circumferential slot. A component is mated to the housing. The component includes a first face including at least two tabs. The at least two tabs extending at outward from the first face at least partially past a portion of the circumferential slot. A retaining ring is disposed within the circumferential slot and abuts the first face of the component. The at least two tabs overlap a portion of the retaining ring. A gas turbine engine and a method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Conway Chuong, Ross Wilson
  • Patent number: 10697550
    Abstract: An assembly for rotational equipment includes a plurality of seal shoes, a seal base, a plurality of spring elements and a frangible element. The seal shoes are arranged around an axis in an annular array. The seal base circumscribes the annular array of the seal shoes. Each of the spring elements is radially between and connects a respective one of the seal shoes and the seal base. A first of the spring elements includes a first mount, a second mount and a spring beam. The first mount is connected to a first of the seal shoes. The second mount is connected to the seal base. The spring beam extends longitudinally between and connects the first mount and the second mount. The frangible element is configured to restrict radial outward movement of the first of the seal shoes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Conway Chuong, Ross Wilson
  • Patent number: 10598015
    Abstract: An anti-rotation assembly may include a first shaft, a second shaft, and a locking sprocket. The first shaft may have a first crenelated end rim, the second shaft may have a second crenelated end rim, and the locking sprocket may be configured to engage the first crenelated end rim and the second crenelated end rim to anti-rotatably couple the first shaft to the second shaft. That is, the locking sprocket may be configured to prevent relative rotation between the two shafts. The anti-rotation assembly may further include an axial retaining ring configured to axially retain the locking sprocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicholas Waters Oren, Ross Wilson
  • Publication number: 20200056482
    Abstract: A balancing assembly for a rotating component of a gas turbine engine includes a balance weight configured for insertion into a complimentary balance weight slot in the rotating component. The balance weight has a dovetail shaped cross-section and the balance weight slot has a complimentary dovetail shaped cross-section. A retaining ring configured for installation to the rotating component axially retains the balance weight in the balance weight slot. A method of correcting an imbalance of a rotating assembly includes inserting a balance weight into a balance weight slot in a rotating component of the rotating assembly, and installing a retaining ring at the rotating component to retain the balance weight in the balance weight slot in an axial direction. The balance weight has a dovetail shaped cross section, and the balance weight slot has a complimentary dovetail shaped cross section to retain the balance weight at the balance weight slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Nicholas Waters Oren, Ross Wilson
  • Patent number: 10550708
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure are directed to a floating, non-contact seal comprising: a shoe, and at least three beams, each beam having a first axial end and a second axial end, where the first axial ends are coupled to the shoe and the second axial ends are coupled to a ring structure. Aspects of the disclosure are directed to an engine comprising: a first structure, a second structure configured to rotate relative to the first structure, and a floating, non-contact seal that interfaces the first structure and the second structure, where the seal includes: a shoe, and at least three beams, where each beam has a first axial end and a second axial end, where the first axial ends are coupled to the shoe and the second axial ends are coupled to a ring structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Jose R. Paulino, Conway Chuong, Joey Wong, Christopher J. Peters, Ross Wilson
  • Publication number: 20200025293
    Abstract: A seal ring system is provided. The seal ring system comprises a segment defining a slot, a pedal along the slot, and an opening offset from the slot. A retention fastener may be disposed in the opening. A seal ring system is also provided comprising a first segment defining a first opening, a second segment defining a second opening, and a retention fastener extending through the first and second openings. The retention fastener configured to allow relative radial movement of the first segment and the second segment. A seal is further provided comprising a seal ring having a central axis, a petal extending radially inward with respect to the central axis of the seal ring, and a sealing disk axially proximate the seal ring. The sealing disk may have a seal shoe configured as a primary seal. The petal may extend toward the seal shoe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael G. McCaffrey, John R. Farris, Theodore W. Hall, John J. Korzendorfer, Elizabeth F. Vinson, Jeffrey Michael Jacques, John E. Paul, Ross Wilson, Edwin Otero, Alan W. Stoner
  • Patent number: 10533567
    Abstract: An intershaft seal assembly that is between a first shaft and a second shaft of a bearing compartment of an engine includes a first seal element and a retaining element. The first seal element surrounds the first shaft and includes a first portion is in contact with the first shaft and a second portion extending in a non-parallel direction to a radial direction of the first shaft. The retaining element is threadably engaged with the first shaft such that the retaining element presses the first seal element against the shoulder of the first shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher M. Juh, Ross Wilson
  • Publication number: 20190368615
    Abstract: An assembly for rotational equipment includes a plurality of seal shoes, a seal base, a plurality of spring elements and a frangible element. The seal shoes are arranged around an axis in an annular array. The seal base circumscribes the annular array of the seal shoes. Each of the spring elements is radially between and connects a respective one of the seal shoes and the seal base. A first of the spring elements includes a first mount, a second mount and a spring beam. The first mount is connected to a first of the seal shoes. The second mount is connected to the seal base. The spring beam extends longitudinally between and connects the first mount and the second mount. The frangible element is configured to restrict radial outward movement of the first of the seal shoes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Conway Chuong, Ross Wilson