Patents by Inventor Todd A. Davis

Todd A. Davis 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: 11072141
    Abstract: A case setup apparatus is generally provided. The apparatus is characterized by a robotic arm and a case engaging apparatus carried by the robotic arm. The case engaging apparatus is characterized by a picker arm assembly for picking a case blank from a source of case blanks, and a rack arm assembly for attaching to a picked case blank. The picker arm assembly is fixedly supported within the case engaging apparatus and the rack arm assembly is pivotably supported, relative to the picker arm assembly, within the case engaging apparatus. A flap folding subassembly is provided and translatably supported within the case engaging apparatus for reversible travel parallel to the picker arm assembly. The subassembly includes flap engaging members, a flap engaging member of the flap engaging members being forwardly extendable to disassociate adjacent flaps of a case blank in advance of folding a flap by the flap engaging members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Douglas Machine Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron M. Frederick, Grady J. Ries, Richard W. Lukanen, Jr., Christopher Todd Davis
  • Publication number: 20210180651
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine component includes a bearing configured to support a shaft for rotation about an axis, wherein the bearing includes an outer race and an inner race, and a bearing housing spaced radially outwardly of the outer race. A curved beam centering spring is positioned between the outer race and the bearing housing. A cylindrical wall is radially outward of the bearing housing and engages the outer race and the bearing housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Russell B. Witlicki, Todd A. Davis, Christopher M. Valva, David C. Kiely, Andrew Newton
  • Patent number: 11035252
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine component includes a ring comprising a single-piece component having an outer peripheral surface and an inner peripheral surface that surrounds an engine center axis, a plurality of outer diameter pedestals formed in the outer peripheral surface and circumferentially spaced apart from each other, and a plurality of inner diameter pedestals formed in the inner peripheral surface and circumferentially spaced apart from each other. A plurality of recesses are formed in the outer peripheral surface and are circumferentially spaced apart from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Todd A. Davis, Russell B. Witlicki, Christopher M. Valva, Andrew Newton, David C. Kiely
  • Publication number: 20210164363
    Abstract: A fan drive gear system for a turbofan engine is disclosed and includes a gear assembly and a front center body. The front center body is an annular case that supports the gear assembly. The front center body includes a passage portion that defines a portion of a core flow path, a forward flange configured for attachment to a first case structure forward of the front center body, and a gutter portion disposed on a radially inner side of the front center body for collecting lubricant exhausted from the geared assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Brian P. Cigal, Todd A. Davis
  • Publication number: 20210131307
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine component includes a ring comprising a single-piece component having an outer peripheral surface and an inner peripheral surface that surrounds an engine center axis, a plurality of outer diameter pedestals formed in the outer peripheral surface and circumferentially spaced apart from each other, and a plurality of inner diameter pedestals formed in the inner peripheral surface and circumferentially spaced apart from each other. A plurality of recesses are formed in the outer peripheral surface and are circumferentially spaced apart from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Todd A. Davis, Russell B. Witlicki, Christopher M. Valva, Andrew Newton, David C. Kiely
  • Publication number: 20210131304
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine component includes an inner support structure surrounding an engine center axis and fixed to an engine static structure, an outer support structure spaced radially outward of the inner support structure, and a curved beam comprised of a plurality of curved beam spring segments that are positioned adjacent to each other to form a ring. The inner and outer support structures are coupled together around the curved beam to enclose the curved beam therebetween and form an assembly. A bearing is spaced radially inward of the assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: David C. Kiely, Todd A. Davis, Russell B. Witlicki, Christopher M. Valva, Andrew Newton
  • Publication number: 20210123386
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a passageway configured to permit fluid to drain back into a bearing compartment. The passageway has an inlet outside the bearing compartment and an outlet inside the bearing compartment. The outlet is spaced-apart from a central rotational axis of a towershaft gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Todd A. Davis, Reade W. James, Peter T. Schutte, Juan Jimenez
  • Publication number: 20210123361
    Abstract: A bearing compartment of a gas turbine engine includes a rotationally fixed structure defined about an engine longitudinal axis; a gutter section formed in the front support; an oil drainback assembly mountable to the gutter section to direct oil into a drain passage to communicate oil from the gutter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Todd A. Davis, Joseph D. Walker
  • Publication number: 20210123385
    Abstract: A scupper suitable for a bearing compartment of a gas turbine engine includes a windage blocker in a gutter section upstream of a drain hole, the windage blocker extends from a wall of the gutter section. A method for capturing wept oil in a bearing compartment of a gas turbine engine includes positioning a windage blocker adjacent to a drain hole forming a passage space and increasing a pressure upstream of the windage blocker to generate a vortex downstream of the windage blocker creating an oil re-circulation zone promoting oil drainage into the drain hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew V. Schwendenmann, Todd A. Davis, Ryan Lureau, Reade W. James
  • Patent number: 10935080
    Abstract: A sleeve for a bearing damper comprising a cylinder shaped body having a forward end opposite an aft end, the body including an interior surface opposite an exterior surface, the body configured insertable between a bearing proximate the interior surface and a housing proximate the exterior surface; a ring portion proximate the forward end, the ring portion having an outer diameter larger than a diameter of the body; and an extension portion configured to provide an active damper surface extending beyond the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Aneil S. Hegde, Kaleb Von Berg, Daniel Rosen, Ramin M. Rafatpanah, Todd A. Davis
  • Patent number: 10920616
    Abstract: A fan drive gear system for a turbofan engine is disclosed and includes a gear assembly and a front center body. The front center body is an annular case that supports the gear assembly. The front center body includes a passage portion that defines a portion of a core flow path, a forward flange configured for attachment to a first case structure forward of the front center body, and gutter portion disposed on a radially inner side of the front center body for collecting lubricant exhausted from the geared assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Brian P. Cigal, Todd A. Davis
  • Publication number: 20210040888
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine includes a rotating shaft. An oil scoop rotates with the rotating shaft. The oil scoop has end walls spaced axially along an axis of rotation of the rotating shaft and an axially central recess. A duct is spaced radially outwardly of the oil scoop. The duct has an oil inlet, with an oil supply nozzle to supply oil into the oil inlet in the duct. The oil inlet is then connected to supply oil into the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: James B. Coffin, Joseph D. Walker, Todd A. Davis
  • Publication number: 20210025527
    Abstract: A compliant jumper tube fitting assembly may comprise an outer housing comprising a first annular cylindrical structure including a first opening defined by a base wall, and an inner housing comprising a second annular cylindrical structure including a second opening defined by an annular wall, wherein the inner housing is configured to generate a seal between an inner diameter wall of the outer housing and an outer diameter wall of the inner housing in response to inserting the inner housing into a mouth end of the outer housing, wherein the inner housing is configured to receive an end fitting and generate a seal between an inner diameter wall of the inner housing in response to inserting the end fitting into the inner housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Todd A. Davis, Brad E. Flore
  • Patent number: 10808753
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus includes a static engine structure, at least one shaft that rotates relative to the static engine structure, and a bearing assembly that supports the shaft. The bearing assembly includes at least one first bearing hard mounted directly between the shaft and the static engine structure and at least one second bearing mounted between the shaft and the static engine structure. The at least one second bearing includes a damper. Also included is at least one third bearing that is mounted between the shaft and the static engine structure, wherein the at least one third bearing includes a resilient member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: William G. Sheridan, Todd A. Davis
  • Publication number: 20200318687
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a bearing compartment, a seal runner, a seal configured to cooperate with the seal runner to seal the bearing compartment, and a catcher in contact with the seal runner to minimize deflection of the seal runner. A method is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Todd A. Davis, Dale C. Humphries
  • Patent number: 10791423
    Abstract: A system to effectuate passive check-in with respect to a user's mobile device is described. A server system may be configured to receive communications from a GPS-enabled mobile device (e.g., a mobile phone), extract a stream of locations from the received communications, and use the location information to determine whether a boundary-crossing event has occurred with respect to the mobile device. In response to detecting a boundary-crossing event, the server may communicate a message, such as a recommendation, to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Cheung, Greg Alan Cox, Zhenyin Yang, Dawnray Young, Viswa Vaddi, Todd Davis, Chintan Jain, Andrew Shea, Rajkumar Chinnakonda
  • Publication number: 20200291818
    Abstract: A rotating structure provides a first annular array of first radial scoops and a second annular array of second radial scoops arranged axially with respect to the first annular array of first radial scoops. A first component is arranged in an axially forward direction relative to the first annular array of first radial scoops. A second component is arranged in an axially aft direction relative to the second annular array of second radial scoops. A lubrication system includes at least one nozzle aimed at the first and second annular arrays of first and second radial scoops. A first lubrication delivery path fluidly connects the first annular array of first radial scoops to the first component along the axially forward direction. A second lubrication delivery path fluidly connects the second annular array of second radial scoops to the second component along the axially aft direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Todd A. Davis, Gianna E. Sabino
  • Publication number: 20200292003
    Abstract: A sleeve for a bearing damper comprising a cylinder shaped body having a forward end opposite an aft end, the body including an interior surface opposite an exterior surface, the body configured insertable between a bearing proximate the interior surface and a housing proximate the exterior surface; a ring portion proximate the forward end, the ring portion having an outer diameter larger than a diameter of the body; and an extension portion configured to provide an active damper surface extending beyond the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Aneil S. Hegde, Kaleb Von Berg, Daniel Rosen, Ramin M. Rafatpanah, Todd A. Davis
  • Publication number: 20200284197
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine includes a fan that has fan blades wherein the fan delivers airflow to a bypass duct. A gearbox is defined along an engine axis. A low spool is arranged aft of the gearbox and coupled to drive the gearbox. A front center body assembly is defined around the engine axis. A flexible support supports the gearbox relative to the front center body assembly. A bearing package is mounted to the front center body assembly and the low spool. A front wall is mounted to the front center body assembly. The front wall is removable from the front center body assembly to access at least one of the gearbox or the bearing package. The low spool includes a low pressure compressor hub that provides an engagement feature for engaging the bearing package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Todd A. Davis, Brian P. Cigal
  • Patent number: 10767510
    Abstract: A seal seat includes an annular body and an extension. The annular body is disposed about a centerline axis. The extension is connected to and extends radially outward from the annular body. The extension includes first, second, and third portions. The first portion is connected to the annular body and is defined by axially opposed upstream and downstream wall faces. The first portion includes a fin connected to the upstream wall face. The second portion is connected to the first portion and extends substantially parallel to the annular body. The third portion is connected to the second portion and extends substantially parallel to the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Armando Amador, Todd A. Davis, Jorn Axel Glahn