Patents by Inventor Scott Alan Eastman

Scott Alan Eastman 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: 10800637
    Abstract: A belt for suspending and/or driving an elevator car includes a plurality of tension elements extending along a length of the belt and a plurality of belt fibers transverse to the plurality of tension elements and interlaced therewith. The belt fibers define at least one traction surface of the belt. An edge fiber is located at a lateral end of the belt transverse to and secured to the plurality of belt fibers to secure the belt fibers in a selected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Wenping Zhao, John P. Wesson, Daniel A. Mosher, Scott Alan Eastman
  • Publication number: 20200318286
    Abstract: An illustrative example assembly for making an elevator load bearing member includes a fabric having a plurality of fibers arranged with some of the fibers transverse to others of the fibers. A plurality of cords are configured to support a load associated with an elevator car. The cords are included in the fabric and have respective coatings. The coatings include a first coating material and a second coating material, or include different coating thicknesses such that some of the coatings have a different coating thickness than others of the coatings, or the coatings include the first coating material and the second coating material and some of the coatings have a different coating thickness than others of the coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Scott Alan Eastman, Michael Paul Humbert, Daniel A. Mosher, Wenping Zhao, Danielle L. Grolman, Brad Guilani
  • Publication number: 20200309421
    Abstract: Disclosed is a heat transfer system with a module that includes a peripheral frame (10) and an electrocaloric element (46) disposed in an opening in the peripheral frame. The electrocaloric element includes an electrocaloric film (46), a first electrode (48) on a first side of the electrocaloric film, and a second electrode (50) on a second side of the electrocaloric film. First and second electrically conductive elements (24, 25) are disposed adjacent to first and second surfaces of the peripheral frame, and provide an electrical connection to the first and second electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Wei Xie, Aritra Sur, Subramanyaravi Annapragada, William A. Rioux, Joseph V. Mantese, Parmesh Verma, Scott Alan Eastman, Thomas D. Radcliff
  • Publication number: 20200299103
    Abstract: A belt for suspending and/or driving an elevator car extending longitudinally along a length of the belt. An inner belt layer formed from a first material is bonded to the plurality of tension elements at a first side of the belt. The inner belt layer forms an inner belt surface interactive with a traction sheave of an elevator system. An outer belt layer formed from a second material is bonded to the plurality of tension elements at a second side of the belt. The plurality of tension elements are located between the first side and the second side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Wenping Zhao, John P. Wesson, Daniel A. Mosher, Scott Alan Eastman, Michael Paul Humbert, Mark Steven Thompson, Eric Jay Amis
  • Patent number: 10760858
    Abstract: A heat exchanger is disclosed for transferring heat from a first material to a second material comprises a structural heat transfer member having a first surface in contact with the first material and a second surface in contact with the second material. The heat exchanger also has a coating on the first surface, the second surface, or on the first and second surfaces. The coating comprises filler particles dispersed in a polymer resin matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wayde R. Schmidt, Scott Alan Eastman, Alexander Norman, Sonia Tulyani, Jodi A. Vecchiarelli, Caitlyn McIntyre Thorpe
  • Patent number: 10744355
    Abstract: A veneer panel may comprise an outer surface, and a heat resistant system coupled to the outer surface comprising at least one of a thermal barrier layer or an intumescent layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Scott Alan Eastman, Michael Paul Humbert, Steven W. Gronda, Zhongfen Ding, Christopher L. Chapman, Farzana Hussain
  • Publication number: 20200223535
    Abstract: A composite structure may comprise a composite core comprising a composite material, and a heat resistant system coupled to the composite core comprising a binder and/or at least one of a heat dissipation material or a thermal barrier material. The heat dissipation material may comprise boron nitride, graphene, graphite, carbon fiber, carbon nanotubes, aluminum foil, and/or copper foil, and the thermal barrier material may comprise montmorillonite, aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, silicate glass, mica powder or flake, aluminum oxide powder, titanium dioxide powder, and/or zirconium oxide powder. The binder may comprise at least one of polyvinyl alcohol, polyvinyl alcohol copolyacetate, polyacrylamide, polyethylene glycol, polyethylenimine, polyurethane, polyester, or latex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Scott Alan Eastman, Mark R. Gurvich, Paul Papas, Steven W. Gronda, Rony Giovanni Ganis
  • Patent number: 10710842
    Abstract: A belt for suspending and/or driving an elevator car extending longitudinally along a length of the belt. An inner belt layer formed from a first material is bonded to the plurality of tension elements at a first side of the belt. The inner belt layer forms an inner belt surface interactive with a traction sheave of an elevator system. An outer belt layer formed from a second material is bonded to the plurality of tension elements at a second side of the belt. The plurality of tension elements are located between the first side and the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Wenping Zhao, John P. Wesson, Daniel A. Mosher, Scott Alan Eastman, Michael Paul Humbert, Mark Steven Thompson, Eric Jay Amis
  • Patent number: 10704846
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes a metal tube and a composite polymer fin in thermal contact with the metal tube. The fin is formed of a polymer and a thermally conductive filler such that the fin has a thermal conductivity greater than or equal to 0.5 Watts per meter Kelvin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Abbas A. Alahyari, Craig R. Walker, Scott Alan Eastman, Catherine Thibaud
  • Publication number: 20200212284
    Abstract: A method of making an electrocaloric is disclosed. The method includes: (a) providing a roll of a film comprising an electrocaloric material or a supply of multiple sheets of a film comprising an electrocaloric material; (b) delivering film from the roll or the supply of multiple sheets to a conductive material application station; (c) forming electrodes comprising a patterned disposition of conductive material on the film at the application station to form an electrocaloric article (d) delivering film from the application station to a take-up roll or an inventory of electrocaloric sheets; and (e) repeating (b), (c), and (d) to form multiple electrocaloric articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Wayde R. Schmidt, Slade R. Culp, Wei Xie, Joseph V. Mantese, Scott Alan Eastman, Subramanyaravi Annapragada, Sameh Dardona, Craig R. Walker, Parmesh Verma
  • Publication number: 20200200443
    Abstract: A method of realizing a ferroic response is provided. The method includes applying a first conjugate field to a ferroic material in a non-singular-stepwise manner and applying a second conjugate field to the ferroic material in a non-singular-stepwise manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph V. Mantese, Wei Xie, Subramanyaravi Annapragada, Parmesh Verma, Scott Alan Eastman, John A. Miano, Aritra Sur, Yongduk Lee
  • Publication number: 20200200442
    Abstract: A method of realizing a ferroic response is provided. The method includes applying a positive or negative conjugate field, which is of a first polarity, to a ferroic material to obtain a substantially minimized entropy of the ferroic material (301) and applying a slightly negative or a slightly positive conjugate field, which is of a second polarity opposite the first polarity, to the ferroic material to obtain a substantially maximized entropy of the ferroic material (302).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph V. Mantese, Wei Xie, Subramanyaravi Annapragada, Parmesh Verma, Scott Alan Eastman
  • Patent number: 10669127
    Abstract: A traction-driven belt for moving a load includes a plurality of tension elements extending longitudinally along a length of the belt, and a plurality of yarns interlaced with the plurality of tension elements forming a composite belt structure. A laminate material layer is affixed to at least one surface of the composite belt structure to improve one or more performance properties of the composite belt structure. A belt for suspending and/or driving an elevator car includes a plurality of tension elements extending longitudinally along a length of the belt, and a plurality of yarns interlaced with the plurality of tension elements forming a composite belt structure. A sheath encloses at least one tension element of the plurality of tension elements. The sheath is formed from a flowable material to bind the tension element to the plurality of yarns, and/or adjacent tension elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Scott Alan Eastman, Daniel A. Mosher, Michael Paul Humbert, Steven W. Gronda, Wenping Zhao
  • Publication number: 20200158385
    Abstract: An electrocaloric module includes an electrocaloric element that includes an electrocaloric film, a first electrode on a first surface of the electrocaloric film, and a second electrode on a second surface of the electrocaloric film. A support is attached along an edge portion of the electrocaloric film, leaving a central portion of the electrocaloric film unsupported film. At least one of the first and second electrodes includes a patterned disposition of conductive material on the film surface. The electrocaloric module also includes a first thermal connection configured to connect to a first thermal flow path between the electrocaloric element and a heat sink, a second thermal connection configured to connect to a second thermal flow path between the electrocaloric element and a heat source, and a power connection connected to the first and second electrodes and configured to connect to a power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Wei Xie, Subramanyaravi Annapragada, Joseph V. Mantese, Scott Alan Eastman, Parmesh Verma, Suman Dwari, Michael L. Perry, Vladimir Blasko
  • Patent number: 10633082
    Abstract: A composite structure may comprise a composite core comprising a composite material, and a heat resistant system coupled to the composite core comprising a binder and/or at least one of a heat dissipation material or a thermal barrier material. The heat dissipation material may comprise boron nitride, graphene, graphite, carbon fiber, carbon nanotubes, aluminum foil, and/or copper foil, and the thermal barrier material may comprise montmorillonite, aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, silicate glass, mica powder or flake, aluminum oxide powder, titanium dioxide powder, and/or zirconium oxide powder. The binder may comprise at least one of polyvinyl alcohol, polyvinyl alcohol copolyacetate, polyacrylamide, polyethylene glycol, polyethylenimine, polyurethane, polyester, or latex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Scott Alan Eastman, Mark R. Gurvich, Paul Papas, Steven W. Gronda, Rony Giovanni Ganis
  • Patent number: 10556775
    Abstract: A belt for suspending and/or driving an elevator car includes a plurality of tension elements extending longitudinally along a length of the belt, and a jacket at least partially encapsulating the plurality of tension elements. The jacket defines a traction surface of the belt configured to be interactive with a drive sheave and a back surface opposite the traction surface. The jacket is formed from a first material. One or more material strips are located at one or more of the traction surface or the back surface to improve one or more operational characteristics of the belt. The one or more material strips formed from a second material different from the first material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: John P. Wesson, Daniel A. Mosher, Scott Alan Eastman
  • Publication number: 20190242625
    Abstract: A heat transfer system cycles between a first mode where a heat transfer fluid is directed to a first electrocaloric module and from the first electrocaloric module to a heat exchanger to a second electrocaloric module while one of the first and second electrocaloric modules is energized, and a second mode where the heat transfer fluid is directed to the second electrocaloric module and from the second electrocaloric module to the heat exchanger to the first electrocaloric module, while the other of the first and second electrocaloric modules is energized. The modes are repeatedly cycled in alternating order directing the heat transfer fluid to cause a temperature gradient in each of the first and second electrocaloric modules, and heat is rejected to the fluid from the heat exchanger or is absorbed by the heat exchanger from the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Subramanyaravi Annapragada, Andrzej Ernest Kuczek, Thomas D. Radcliff, Charles E. Lents, Joseph V. Mantese, Scott Alan Eastman, Parmesh Verma, Wei Xie
  • Publication number: 20190226727
    Abstract: An electrocaloric element for a heat transfer system includes an electrocaloric material of a copolymer of (i) vinylidene fluoride, (ii) an addition polymerization monomer selected from tetrafluoroethylene, trifluoroethylene, vinyl fluoride, or combinations thereof, and (iii) a halogenated addition polymerization monomer larger than vinylidene fluoride. It is also provided that: (a) the monomer (ii) includes an addition polymerization monomer smaller than trifluoroethylene, (b) at least one of the addition polymerization monomers (ii) or (iii) is a chiral monomer, and the copolymer includes syndiotactic ordered segments of chiral monomer units, and/or (c) at least one of the addition polymerization monomers (ii) or (iii) comprises chlorine, and the copolymer includes an ordered distribution of monomer units comprising chlorine along the copolymer polymer backbone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Scott Alan Eastman, Sergei F. Burlatsky, Joseph V. Mantese, Wei Xie, Subramanyaravi Annapragada, Parmesh Verma, Vadim V. Atrazhev, Vadim I. Sultanov
  • Publication number: 20190218061
    Abstract: A belt includes one or more tension members extending along a length of the belt, and a jacket at least partially enclosing the plurality of tension members. The jacket includes an elastomeric material and a plurality of reinforcing elements located in the elastomeric material to improve fatigue cracking performance of the belt. An elevator system includes a hoistway, an elevator car located in the hoistway, and an elevator belt operably connected to the elevator car to suspend and/or drive the elevator car along the hoistway. The elevator belt includes one or more tension members extending along a length of the belt and a jacket at least partially enclosing the plurality of tension members. The jacket includes an elastomeric material and a plurality of reinforcing elements located in the elastomeric material to improve fatigue cracking performance of the belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Scott Alan Eastman, Peter J. Walsh, Brad Guilani, Daniel A. Mosher
  • Publication number: 20190170409
    Abstract: A heat transfer system is disclosed in which, an electrocaloric material includes a copolymer of a monomer mixture including (i) vinylidene fluoride, (ii) an addition polymerization monomer selected from tetrafluoroethylene, trifluoroethylene, or a monomer smaller than trifluoroethylene, and (iii) a halogenated addition polymerization monomer different than (ii) that is larger than vinylidene fluoride. The electrocaloric material also includes an additive selected from a nucleating agent having a polar surface charge, electrocalorically active solid particles, or a combination thereof. Electrodes are disposed on opposite surfaces of the electrocaloric material, and an electric power source is configured to provide voltage to the electrodes. The system also includes a first thermal flow path between the electrocaloric material and a heat sink, and a second thermal flow path between the electrocaloric material and a heat source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Scott Alan Eastman, Joseph V. Mantese, Wei Xie, Subramanyaravi Annapragada, Parmesh Verma, Sergei F. Burlatsky, Wayde R. Schmidt, Treese Hugener-Campbell