Patents by Inventor Scott Andrew Weaver

Scott Andrew Weaver 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: 20040126492
    Abstract: A method of depositing a coating at a substrate via ion plasma deposition comprises subjecting a cathode and the substrate to a vacuum environment, applying a bias voltage to the substrate, supplying a current to the cathode, operating a cathodic arc from the cathode, and depositing an alloy coating from the cathode at a surface of the substrate. The cathode comprises a nickel-aluminum family alloy. The coating deposited is a nickel-aluminum family alloy. A cathode for an ion plasma deposition process comprises a body fabricated from a first composition, and a plug disposed at the body, the plug being fabricated from a second composition. A nickel-aluminum family cathode having a tapered outer surface comprises a body tapered along a longitudinal axis thereof and a ring having a tapered inner surface at which the tapered outer surface of the body is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventors: Scott Andrew Weaver, Reed Roeder Corderman, Don Mark Lipkin, Ronald Dennis Rodrigue
  • Patent number: 6610185
    Abstract: A sensor for measuring electrochemical corrosion potential, and a method for manufacturing a sensor, the sensor comprising a tubular ceramic probe having a closed tip at one end, the probe at least partially filled with a powder comprising metal and metal oxide; a metal support tube having one end receiving an opposite end of the probe, and joined thereto by a braze joint therewith; an electrical conductor extending through the support tube and into the probe, and having an end buried in the powder for electrical contact therewith; and a protective band bridging the probe and tube at the joint for sealing thereof, the protective band consisting essentially of a metallic coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Young-Jin Kim, Reed Roeder Corderman, Peter Louis Andresen, Scott Andrew Weaver, Paul Joseph Martiniano
  • Patent number: 6608432
    Abstract: An apparatus for cathodic arc coating. The apparatus includes: a vacuum chamber which includes an anode; a power supply; and a cathode target assembly connected to the power supply. The cathode target assembly includes a cathode target and a target holder. In the preferred embodiment, a conductive interlayer is located between the cathode target and the target holder, and a cooling block is in contact with the cathode target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Scott Andrew Weaver, Don Mark Lipkin, Reed Roeder Corderman, Terry Clifford Cooper
  • Publication number: 20030132111
    Abstract: A sensor for measuring electrochemical corrosion potential, and a method for manufacturing a sensor, the sensor comprising a tubular ceramic probe having a closed tip at one end, the probe at least partially filled with a powder comprising metal and metal oxide; a metal support tube having one end receiving an opposite end of the probe, and joined thereto by a braze joint therewith; an electrical conductor extending through the support tube and into the probe, and having an end buried in the powder for electrical contact therewith; and a protective band bridging the probe and tube at the joint for sealing thereof, the protective band consisting essentially of a metallic coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2001
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Inventors: Young-Jin Kim, Reed Roeder Corderman, Peter Louis Andresen, Scott Andrew Weaver, Paul Joseph Martiniano
  • Publication number: 20030100117
    Abstract: An article of manufacture forms a tool for determining cleaning parameters of an oxide removal process. The article comprises a block of material upon which an oxide can be formed and a simulated defect structure disposed in the block of material. The article is capable of determining oxide removal parameters of an oxide removal process by disposing an oxidized standard in a reactor, conducting an oxide removal process to remove oxide from the standard, and evaluating the standard and simulated defect structure for remaining oxide and other oxide removal parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Publication date: May 29, 2003
    Inventors: Don Mark Lipkin, Paul Leonard Dupree, Scott Andrew Weaver
  • Patent number: 6537816
    Abstract: An article of manufacture forms a tool for determining cleaning parameters of an oxide removal process. The article comprises a block of material upon which an oxide can be formed and a simulated defect structure disposed in the block of material. The article is capable of determining oxide removal parameters of an oxide removal process by disposing an oxidized standard in a reactor, conducting an oxide removal process to remove oxide from the standard, and evaluating the standard and simulated defect structure for remaining oxide and other oxide removal parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Don Mark Lipkin, Paul Leonard Dupree, Scott Andrew Weaver
  • Publication number: 20020144893
    Abstract: An apparatus for cathodic arc coating. The apparatus includes: a vacuum chamber which includes: an anode; a power supply; and a cathode target assembly connected to the power supply. The cathode target assembly includes a cathode target having an interference fit stud with a threadless distal end. In the preferred embodiment, the distal end of the threadless cathode target also includes a pre-determined surface texture and a cooling block in contact with the cathode target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Publication date: October 10, 2002
    Inventors: Scott Andrew Weaver, Don Mark Lipkin, Reed Roeder Corderman, Terry Clifford Cooper
  • Publication number: 20020140334
    Abstract: An apparatus for cathodic arc coating. The apparatus includes: a vacuum chamber which includes an anode; a power supply; and a cathode target assembly connected to the power supply. The cathode target assembly includes a cathode target and a target holder. In the preferred embodiment, a conductive interlayer is located between the cathode target and the target holder, and a cooling block is in contact with the cathode target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2001
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Scott Andrew Weaver, Don Mark Lipkin, Reed Roeder Corderman, Terry Clifford Cooper
  • Patent number: 6436254
    Abstract: An apparatus for cathodic arc coating. The apparatus includes: a vacuum chamber which includes: an anode; a power supply; and a cathode target assembly connected to the power supply. The cathode target assembly includes a cathode target having an interference fit stud with a threadless distal end. In the preferred embodiment, the distal end of the threadless cathode target also includes a pre-determined surface texture and a cooling block in contact with the cathode target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Scott Andrew Weaver, Don Mark Lipkin, Reed Roeder Corderman, Terry Clifford Cooper
  • Patent number: 6409898
    Abstract: An apparatus for cathodic arc coating is provided. The apparatus includes: a vacuum chamber which includes an anode; a power supply; and a cathode target connected to the power supply. The cathode target has a channeled back surface for improving heat transfer from the cathode target. In the preferred embodiment, the cathode target also includes a conductor segment connecting the cathode target to the power supply of the cathodic arc coating apparatus for conducting the increased current capacity of the cathode target and a cooling block in contact with the cathode target to further improve the heat transfer from the cathode target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Scott Andrew Weaver, Don Mark Lipkin, Reed Roeder Corderman
  • Patent number: 5821438
    Abstract: An introduction system for introducing an atmosphere into an interior of an autoclave alters an existing atmosphere. The introduction system comprises at least one source of actuating gas; an actuating mechanism, a pressure barrier that separates an interior of the autoclave from ambient exterior atmosphere; and a containment vessel that is located at least partially in the interior of the autoclave. The containment vessel comprises a plurality of walls, at least one of the walls comprising a release wall structure of the containment vessel, a vapor producing material cavity, where the walls define the vapor producing material cavity; and an opening element. The opening element is movable by the opening actuator device. The release wall structure of the containment vessel is rapidly opened by the opening element to effect a rapid release of vapor producing material in the vapor producing material cavity into the interior of the autoclave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Scott Andrew Weaver, Raymond Grant Rowe