Patents by Inventor Wayde R. Schmidt

Wayde R. Schmidt 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: 10730204
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, methods and resins for additive manufacturing. In one embodiment, a method for additive manufacturing of a ceramic structure includes providing a resin including a preceramic polymer and inorganic ceramic filler particles dispersed in the preceramic polymer. The preceramic polymer is configured to convert to a ceramic phase. The method includes functionalizing inorganic ceramic filler particles with a reactive group and applying an energy source to the resin to create at least one layer of the ceramic phase from the resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Wayde R. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10718662
    Abstract: In accordance with at least one aspect of this disclosure, an ultraviolet radiation (UV) sensor includes a UV sensitive material and a first electrode and a second electrode connected in series through the UV sensitive material such that UV radiation can reach the UV sensitive material. The UV sensitive material can include at least one of zinc tin oxide, magnesium oxide, magnesium zinc oxide, or zinc oxide. The electrodes can be interdigitated comb electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Sameh Dardona, Marcin Piech, Wayde R. Schmidt, Antonio M. Vincitore, Joseph V. Mantese, Rhonda R. Willigan, Peter R. Harris, Jose L. Santana
  • Patent number: 10717229
    Abstract: A system for direct writing a conformal or free-form magnet includes producing a magnetic ink compound by mixing an photopolymer base and a magnetic material powder, extruding a layer of the magnetic ink compound through a nozzle on to a target substrate to form a layer, soft-curing the layer by exposing the layer to a first light, repeatedly extruding a layer and soft-curing the layer, then post-curing the magnet by exposing the magnet to a second light and an elevated temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Sameh Dardona, Paul Sheedy, Wayde R. Schmidt, Dustin D. Caldwell, Slade R. Culp
  • Patent number: 10717680
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a ceramic article includes providing a porous body that includes a plurality of fiber bundles that has an intra-bundle porosity and an inter-bundle porosity, infiltrating the intra-bundle porosity and the inter-bundle porosity with a mixture of particles in a liquid carrier, the particles having an average size selected with respect to at least the intra-bundle porosity, removing the liquid carrier from the porous body to deposit the particles in the intra-bundle porosity and in the inter-bundle porosity, infiltrating a preceramic polymer into a remaining intra-bundle porosity and a remaining inter-bundle porosity, and thermally converting the preceramic polymer to a ceramic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shahram Amini, Xia Tang, Wayde R. Schmidt, Tania Bhatia Kashyap
  • Publication number: 20200215640
    Abstract: An embodiment of a method includes fabricating a first single crystal boule having a uniform composition and grain orientation. The first uniform single crystal boule is divided into a first plurality of layered shapes. The shapes of the first plurality are stacked with at least a second plurality of layered shapes along a first axis. The second plurality of layered shapes have at least one physical aspect differing from at least one corresponding physical aspect of the first plurality of layered shapes. The first plurality of layered shapes and at least the second plurality of layered shapes are joined via a field assisted sintering technique (FAST) to form a bulk component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Sheedy, John A. Sharon, Wayde R. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20200220394
    Abstract: An electrical device includes an electromagnetic component configured to generate a magnetic flux. The electromagnetic component includes a soft magnetically-conductive material configured to pass magnetic flux therethrough along a flux path. The soft magnetically-conductive material includes at least one grain oriented portion having metal grains that are oriented parallel with respect to the magnetic flux.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Jagadeesh Tangudu, Beata I. Wawrzyniak, John A. Sharon, James T. Beals, Tahany Ibrahim El-Wardany, Wayde R. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20200216362
    Abstract: A method of producing a ceramic matrix composite material component is provided. The method includes that steps of: a) producing a preform having one or more ceramic constituents, the preform being porous with internal voids; and b) applying at least one layer of a first material to the preform using an atomic layer deposition (ALD) process to decrease a porosity of the preform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Sheedy, Neal Magdefrau, Wayde R. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20200212284
    Abstract: A method of making an electrocaloric is disclosed. The method includes: (a) providing a roll of a film comprising an electrocaloric material or a supply of multiple sheets of a film comprising an electrocaloric material; (b) delivering film from the roll or the supply of multiple sheets to a conductive material application station; (c) forming electrodes comprising a patterned disposition of conductive material on the film at the application station to form an electrocaloric article (d) delivering film from the application station to a take-up roll or an inventory of electrocaloric sheets; and (e) repeating (b), (c), and (d) to form multiple electrocaloric articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Wayde R. Schmidt, Slade R. Culp, Wei Xie, Joseph V. Mantese, Scott Alan Eastman, Subramanyaravi Annapragada, Sameh Dardona, Craig R. Walker, Parmesh Verma
  • Publication number: 20200181034
    Abstract: A ceramic article includes a ceramic matrix composite that has a porous reinforcement structure and a ceramic matrix within pores of the porous reinforcement structure. The ceramic matrix composite includes a surface zone comprised of an exterior surface of the ceramic matrix composite and pores that extend from the exterior surface into the ceramic matrix composite. A glaze material seals the surface zone within the pores of the surface zone and on the exterior surface of the surface zone as an exterior glaze layer on the ceramic matrix composite. The glaze material is a glass or glass-ceramic material. The ceramic matrix composite includes an interior zone under the surface zone, and the interior zone is free of any of the glaze material and has a greater porosity than the surface zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Sheedy, Wayde R. Schmidt, Tania Bhatia Kashyap
  • Patent number: 10681813
    Abstract: Method for manufacturing an electronic component is provided. The method includes manufacturing elements that are produced by an additive manufacturing process. Moreover, the elements are produced in the same plane or out of plain with one or more foil substrates. The elements may be various structures, including, for example, connectors, electrical components (e.g., a resistor, a capacitor, a switch, and/or the like), and/or any other suitable electrical elements and/or structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wayde R. Schmidt, Sameh Dardona, Slade R. Culp, Marcin Piech
  • Publication number: 20200157011
    Abstract: A method of making a ceramic composite component includes providing a fibrous preform or a plurality of fibers, providing a first plurality of particles, coating the first plurality of particles with a coating to produce a first plurality of coated particles, delivering the first plurality of coated particles to the fibrous preform or to an outer surface of the plurality of fibers, and converting the first plurality of coated particles into refractory compounds. The first plurality of particles or the coating comprises a refractory metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Wayde R. Schmidt, Paul Sheedy
  • Publication number: 20200147897
    Abstract: An additive manufactured multi-portion article includes a first portion of an article manufactured by a first additive manufacturing process; and a second portion of the article manufactured by a second additive manufacturing process different than the first additive manufacturing process, the second portion attached to the first portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Wayde R. Schmidt, Paul Sheedy, John A. Sharon, Dustin D. Caldwell, Slade R. Culp
  • Patent number: 10647023
    Abstract: A method for additively manufacturing a ceramic containing article includes selecting a ceramic precursor and a curable resin, determining a ratio of the ceramic precursor to the curable resin required to achieve a desired ceramic microstructure, mixing the ceramic precursor and the curable resin according to the determined ratio, and iteratively building an article by sequentially applying a layer of the mixture and curing the layer using an additive manufacturing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Wayde R. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10594172
    Abstract: An electrical device includes an electromagnetic component configured to generate a magnetic flux. The electromagnetic component includes a soft magnetically-conductive material configured to pass magnetic flux therethrough along a flux path. The soft magnetically-conductive material includes at least one grain oriented portion having metal grains that are oriented parallel with respect to the magnetic flux.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jagadeesh Tangudu, Beata I. Wawrzyniak, John A. Sharon, James T. Beals, Tahany Ibrahim El-Wardany, Wayde R. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10593978
    Abstract: A membrane electrode assembly includes an anode, a cathode, a membrane disposed between the anode and the cathode, a catalyzed layer in at least one position selected from the group consisting of between the cathode and the membrane and between the anode and the membrane, and an edge seal positioned along an edge of the membrane electrode assembly, wherein the membrane and the catalyzed layer extends into the edge seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Ned E. Cipollini, David A. Condit, Sergei F. Burlatsky, Thomas H. Madden, Wayde R. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20200080430
    Abstract: A process for preparing a coating utilized for thermal and environmental barrier coating on a substrate is disclosed. The process comprises preparing a starter oxycarbide composition; and preloading a metal material in said starter oxycarbide composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Wayde R. Schmidt, Paul Sheedy
  • Publication number: 20200062664
    Abstract: An article includes a ceramic-based substrate and a barrier layer on the ceramic-based substrate. The barrier layer includes a matrix of barium-magnesium alumino-silicate or SiO2, a dispersion of silicon oxycarbide particles in the matrix, and a dispersion of particles, of the other of barium-magnesium alumino-silicate or SiO2, in the matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Xia Tang, Paul Sheedy, Tania Bhatia Kashyap, Wayde R. Schmidt, Daniel G. Goberman
  • Publication number: 20200056082
    Abstract: A particulate for an additive manufacturing technique includes a particulate body formed from a particulate material and a coating disposed over particulate body. The coating includes a carbonaceous material that has a reflectivity that is lower than a reflectivity of the particulate material to reduce an energy input requirement of the particulate such that less energy is necessary to fuse the particulate into a layer of an article fabricated using the additive manufacturing technique. A method of making particulate is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: Delavan Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Sharon, Ying She, Tahany I. El-Wardany, Wayde R. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20200056488
    Abstract: An environmental barrier coating, comprising a substrate containing silicon; an environmental barrier layer applied to the substrate; the environmental barrier layer comprising an oxide matrix; an oxidant getter phase interspersed throughout the oxide matrix; and a self-healing phase interspersed throughout the oxide matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Wesley Jackson, James T. Beals, Tania Bhatia Kashyap, Wayde R. Schmidt, Paul Sheedy, Xia Tang
  • Patent number: 10562825
    Abstract: A ceramic article includes a ceramic matrix composite that has a porous reinforcement structure and a ceramic matrix within pores of the porous reinforcement structure. The ceramic matrix composite includes a surface zone and a glaze material within pores of the surface zone and on an exterior side of the surface zone as an exterior glaze layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Sheedy, Wayde R. Schmidt, Tania Bhatia Kashyap