Patents by Inventor Steven Falconer

Steven Falconer 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: 4934977
    Abstract: Dispersion of eutectic material (56) in a thermal disconnect coupling following thermal actuation is avoided by disposing the body (56) of eutectic material in a first axially opening cavity (40) in a driven shaft (24) having teeth (32) normally meshed with teeth (22) on a driving shaft (16). The first cavity (40) is closed by a wall (50) forming part of an output shaft (26) and the interface of the cavity (40) and the wall (50) is provided with seals (92, 94). The first cavity (40) is separated from a second cavity (42) in the driven shaft (24) by a perforated web (44, 46) and together with an element (60) supported by the output shaft (26) defines second chamber into which the body (56) may flow upon thermal actuation. The interface of the element (60) and the second cavity (42) is provided with seals (92, 94) to prevent the escape of eutectic material from the second chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1990
    Assignee: Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Falconer, James Easter, David Turner