Patents by Inventor Tyson Henry

Tyson Henry 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: 20200389309
    Abstract: A consent block is a type of block that may be stored in a blockchain. Each consent block has an owner and may store an owner consent contract, i.e., a smart contract containing owner-specified access rules that determine who may access data assets that are stored in other blocks of the blockchain and owned by the same owner. The consent block also stores a hash value determined from the owner consent contract and a previous hash value of the block immediately preceding the consent block. The owner consent contract and the position of the consent block in the blockchain are verifiable from the hash value. Each consent block, once added to the blockchain, becomes part of the immutable record of data stored in the blockchain, and therefore leaves an auditable trail of who had access to which data, and when.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Frank Ricotta, Brian Jackson, Tyson Henry, Amber Mortensen Hartley
  • Patent number: 10814960
    Abstract: A dynamic rotor-phasing unit can phase rotors in-flight for dynamic rotor tuning and in an idle state for aircraft storage. The input and output shafts can be clocked (e.g., rotated) from 0 degrees apart to in excess of 360 degrees apart or from 0 degrees apart to 140 degrees apart. Such rotation can minimize the footprint of an aircraft for stowing purposes, as the rotor blades can be folded to fit within a smaller area without disconnecting the drive system. Additionally, the unit can allow tiltrotor blades to be clocked during flight, which can allow the live-tuning of the aircraft's rotor dynamics. A fail-safe rotary actuator can rotate a stationary planet carrier to clock the input shaft and the output shaft. Alternatively, an actuator can position a slider housing to clock the input shaft and the output shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Bell Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Colton Gilliland, Tyson Henry
  • Publication number: 20200325937
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to solid lubricant assemblies for providing over temperature protection for bearings and gears in rotorcraft systems. A solid lubricant enters a fluid state above a certain temperature and is positioned so that fluid lubricant is applied to the bearings or gears.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Wayne Baldwin, Kyle Thomas Cravener, Tyson Henry
  • Patent number: 10773794
    Abstract: A dynamic rotor-phasing unit can phase rotors in-flight for dynamic rotor tuning and in an idle state for aircraft storage. The input and output shafts can be clocked (e.g., rotated) from 0 degrees apart to in excess of 360 degrees apart or from 0 degrees apart to 140 degrees apart. Such rotation can minimize the footprint of an aircraft for stowing purposes, as the rotor blades can be folded to fit within a smaller area without disconnecting the drive system. Additionally, the unit can allow tiltrotor blades to be clocked during flight, which can allow the live-tuning of the aircraft's rotor dynamics. A fail-safe rotary actuator can rotate a stationary planet carrier to clock the input shaft and the output shaft. Alternatively, an actuator can position a slider housing to clock the input shaft and the output shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Bell Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Colton Gilliland, Tyson Henry
  • Publication number: 20200223533
    Abstract: A dynamic rotor-phasing unit can phase rotors in-flight for dynamic rotor tuning and in an idle state for aircraft storage. The input and output shafts can be clocked (e.g., rotated) from 0 degrees apart to in excess of 360 degrees apart or from 0 degrees apart to 140 degrees apart. Such rotation can minimize the footprint of an aircraft for stowing purposes, as the rotor blades can be folded to fit within a smaller area without disconnecting the drive system. Additionally, the unit can allow tiltrotor blades to be clocked during flight, which can allow the live-tuning of the aircraft's rotor dynamics. A fail-safe rotary actuator can rotate a stationary planet carrier to clock the input shaft and the output shaft. Alternatively, an actuator can position a slider housing to clock the input shaft and the output shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Colton Gilliland, Tyson Henry
  • Publication number: 20200172260
    Abstract: Briefly, the disclosure relates to apparatuses and methods to form a gearbox enclosure comprising an external liner, an internal liner, and a variable porosity region disposed between the external liner and the internal liner. The variable porosity region may be configured to accommodate flow of the lubricant, thereby providing a capability to cool, for example, a lubricating fluid at an elevated temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Russell L. Mueller, Tyson Henry, Colton Gilliland
  • Publication number: 20200166120
    Abstract: Various implementations described herein are directed to an emergency lubrication system for an aircraft. The emergency lubrication system includes a lubrication chamber, a bladder, a gearbox, and a valve. The bladder is coupled to the lubrication chamber and includes one or more chemicals that pressurize the lubrication in the lubrication chamber when activated. The valve is coupled between the lubrication chamber and the gearbox and provides the lubrication to one or more components within the gearbox.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventor: Tyson Henry
  • Publication number: 20190139033
    Abstract: Systems and methods move money from a crypto currency to a fiat currency in real-time using a mobile wallet or debit card to allow a customer to use the funds instantly. The process for such movement of money is secured using distributed ledger technology and smart contract services. The funds are available to the customer in real-time and the customer is able to use those funds substantially anywhere credit cards are accepted and at substantially any automatic teller machine (ATM). A multi-layered distributed ledger and reconciliation method may be used as a transaction settlement system. The multi-tiered authentication and distributed identification method may be used to prevent fraud and theft. A retail transactional value of a portfolio of digital currencies may be determined by taking into account asset market liquidity and volatility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Frank Ricotta, Brian Jackson, Tyson Henry, Amber Mortensen Hartley, Michael Gionfriddo
  • Publication number: 20190012466
    Abstract: An adaptive data storage platform includes a plurality of nodes and a plurality of data stores, each associated with a different one of the nodes. An immutable journal distributed is between the plurality of nodes. Access to the data stores is based upon a consensus of trust determined by the plurality of nodes. The data is cyphered as it is received to form ciphered data that is sharded into equally sized shards that are distributed across the nodes for storing on a corresponding ones of the data stores and tracked using the immutable journal. The shard may be periodically sent to a different one of the nodes for storing on the corresponding data store. The data is thereby ciphered and distributed across the plurality of data stores and is not stationary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Frank Ricotta, Brian Jackson, Tyson Henry