Patents by Inventor Timothy Francis Andrews

Timothy Francis Andrews 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: 20220258236
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to additive manufacturing apparatuses, cleaning stations incorporated therein, and methods of cleaning using the cleaning stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Timothy Francis Andrews, Carlos H. Bonilla, Vadim Bromberg, Victor Fulton, Tyler Andrew Griffith, Younkoo Jeong, John Sterle
  • Publication number: 20220242044
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to additive manufacturing apparatuses, cleaning stations incorporated therein, and methods of cleaning using the cleaning stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Timothy Francis Andrews, Carlos H. Bonilla, Vadim Bromberg, Victor Fulton, Tyler Andrew Griffith, Younkoo Jeong, Jacob Mayer, John Sterle, Stephen M. Deak, Justin Gandee, Tyler Hater, Grant Alan Ingram, Peter Douglas Lueschen
  • Publication number: 20220234142
    Abstract: Systems and methods of laser ablating a component to form a cavity are provided. In one aspect, a laser system laser ablates a component to remove a slice of material therefrom so that at least a portion of a section of the cavity is formed. With the slice of material removed, the laser system laser ablates the component along an outline of the section to remove excess sidewall material therefrom to form one or more sidewalls of the section. This removes tapering of the sidewalls. This process can be iterated to form the depth of the cavity. The laser system then laser ablates the component to remove excess end wall material therefrom to form an end wall of the cavity to a predetermined depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Timothy John Koski, Timothy Francis Andrews, Caleb Dewayne Myers
  • Publication number: 20220234109
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to additive manufacturing apparatuses, cleaning stations incorporated therein, and methods of cleaning using the cleaning stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Timothy Francis Andrews, Carlos H. Bonilla, Vadim Bromberg, Victor Fulton, Tyler Andrew Griffith, Younkoo Jeong, John Sterle, Grant Alan Ingram
  • Publication number: 20220134668
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to additive manufacturing apparatuses, cleaning stations incorporated therein, and methods of cleaning using the cleaning stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Timothy Francis Andrews, Victor Fulton, Glen Charles Fedyk, Carlos H. Bonilla, Jacob Mayer, John Sterle, Vadim Bromberg
  • Publication number: 20190054572
    Abstract: Systems and methods for machining openings of a component are provided. In one exemplary aspect, a laser system includes features for machining an opening into a component, such as a cooling hole for a CMC component of a gas turbine engine. The component can be oriented in a first position and lasered while oriented in the first position to form a portion of the opening. The component is then oriented to a second position and lasered while oriented in the second position to form another portion of the opening. The component is alternated between the first and second positions until the predetermined geometry of the opening is formed. The component is oriented in the first and second positions such that the laser beam can machine the component without clipping areas that are not desired to be machined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Alan Joseph Parvis, Timothy Francis Andrews, Mark Samuel Bailey
  • Patent number: 10161257
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine arcuate leaf seal assembly includes arcuate leaf seal extending radially and circumferentially between adjacent first and second turbine components. Upper and lower leaf seal portions of leaf seal are in radially spaced apart arcuate upper and lower grooves in the first and second turbine components respectively. The seal includes an arcuate body and a circumferential retention tab extending radially away from body and disposed in a notch in a wall of grooves. Seal may have a thickness between 3 mils and 35 mils and/or torsional stiffness between 0.015 and 0.15 lb/in. Turbine components may be radially adjacent turbine nozzle upper and lower components. The upper or lower component may be made of a ceramic matrix composite material. Annular cooling air plenum including flow cavities in inner support ring segments may be in lower component and in flow communication with hollow fairing airfoils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Benjamin Scott Huizenga, Kevin Robert Feldmann, Robert Alan Frederick, Robert Charles Groves, II, Kirk Douglas Gallier, Timothy Francis Andrews, Darrell Senile
  • Publication number: 20170107837
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine arcuate leaf seal assembly includes arcuate leaf seal extending radially and circumferentially between adjacent first and second turbine components. Upper and lower leaf seal portions of leaf seal are in radially spaced apart arcuate upper and lower grooves in the first and second turbine components respectfully. The seal includes an arcuate body and a circumferential retention tab extending radially away from body and disposed in a notch in a wall of grooves. Seal may have a thickness between 3 mils and 35 mils and/or torsional stiffness between 0.015 and 0.15 lb/in. Turbine components may be radially adjacent turbine nozzle upper and lower components. The upper or lower component may be made of a ceramic matrix composite material. Annular cooling air plenum including flow cavities in inner support ring segments may be in lower component and in flow communication with hollow fairing airfoils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Benjamin Scott Huizenga, Kevin Robert Feldmann, Robert Alan Frederick, Robert Charles Groves, II, Kirk Douglas Gallier, Timothy Francis Andrews, Darrell Senile