Patents by Inventor Thomas BARRACO

Thomas BARRACO 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: 20220204173
    Abstract: An electrical energy supply network of an aircraft equipped with a plurality of electrical loads to be supplied includes at least two generators of a turbogenerator of the aircraft, each suitable for providing an electrical energy source, and at least one stator associated with a rectifier. The stators of the generators are mounted in parallel on at least two distribution buses designed to supply the plurality of electrical loads. The supply network also includes contactors suitable for electrically connecting or disconnecting the distribution buses from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES
    Inventors: Thomas Barraco, Thomas Klonowski, Vincent Poumarede
  • Publication number: 20220185497
    Abstract: Methods for controlling an electrical power supply network for an aircraft, include pre-charging at least one capacitor in a normal operating mode when a gas turbine is available, pre-charging the at least one capacitor in a backup operating mode when the gas turbine is not available, and discharging the at least one capacitor at the end of use of the electrical power supply network when the at least one capacitor is charged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES
    Inventors: Thomas Barraco, Thomas Klonowski, Vincent Poumarede
  • Publication number: 20210139154
    Abstract: In the field of multi-rotor rotary-wing aircraft a propulsion system for such an aircraft includes a reconfigurable electric network for supplying the electric motors driving the rotors. The system includes: a supply source, a supply bus connected to the supply source, at least four drive units each including an electric motor and its control circuit, and an electrical ring network including: an electrical line which is interrupted at each drive unit and whose ends are connected to the supply bus, and, for each drive unit, a first switch and a second switch that are connected between the control circuit and the electrical line, on either side of the interruption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas KLONOWSKI, Thomas BARRACO, Camel SERGHINE