Patents by Inventor William Edward Adis

William Edward Adis 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: 10407796
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a sealed metal laminate structure comprising: a metal layer having a first surface and an opposite second surface; a first enamel layer laminated on the first surface of the metal layer, except at an exposed metal protrusion at a perimeter edge of the sealed metal laminate structure; a second enamel layer laminated on the second surface of the metal layer, except at the exposed metal protrusion at the perimeter edge of the sealed laminate structure; and a phosphate sealer deposited on the exposed metal protrusion of the sealed metal laminate structure. The present disclosure also relates to a metal laminate structure without a phosphate sealer. In addition, systems and methods for treating workpieces, including metal laminate structures, are discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Yuefeng Luo, William Edward Adis, Michael Lewis Jones
  • Patent number: 10392717
    Abstract: Described herein a bucket for use in the last stage of a steam turbine engine. The bucket includes a titanium-based alloy having a leading edge wherein the leading edge includes titania having a plurality of pores and a top sealing layer filling the plurality of pores, the sealing layer selected from the group consisting of: chromium, cobalt, nickel, polyimide, polytetrafluoroethylene and polyester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Yuefeng Luo, William Edward Adis
  • Patent number: 10148147
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are related generally to electromagnetic machines and, more particularly, to a suspension system and related methods for the attachment of the stator core of an electromagnetic machine to a surrounding frame or enclosure. In one embodiment, the invention provides a system for supporting a stator core of an electromagnetic machine, the system comprising: a rigid frame structure including: an upper portion; and a lower portion beneath the upper portion; a first plurality of wire rope members, each having a first end and a second end; and a first plurality of attachment devices for affixing at least one of the first end or the second end of each of the first plurality of wire rope members to the upper portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Anand Shankar Tanavde, William Edward Adis, David Robert Schumacher, David Raju Yamarthi
  • Patent number: 9963798
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a sealed laminated metal structure. This laminated metal structure has a metal layer, where the metal layer has a first surface and an opposite second surface. A material is laminated on each of the first and second surfaces of the metal layer. In some cases, the laminated metal structure is removed from a larger laminated sheet of metal. The laminated metal structure is subjected to alternating current electrolytic deburring and cleaning to remove any burrs along the perimeter edge. After deburring and cleaning, a sealer, which is a phosphate compound, is deposited on the perimeter edge of the laminated metal structure where the metal is exposed using alternating current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Yuefeng Luo, William Edward Adis, Michael Lewis Jones
  • Patent number: 9926800
    Abstract: A seal includes a housing having a back plate and a front plate. A supporting bristle layer is disposed adjacent to the back plate, and bristles in the supporting bristle layer have a first diameter. A sealing bristle layer is disposed adjacent to the supporting bristle layer, and bristles in the sealing bristle layer have a second diameter. A shielding/protecting bristle layer is disposed adjacent to the sealing bristle layer, and bristles in the shielding/protecting bristle layer have a third diameter. The second diameter is smaller than both the first diameter and the third diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Xiaoqing Zheng, Bernard Arthur Couture, Jr., Michael John Bowman, William Edward Adis, Michael Dennis Mack, Kim James Clark
  • Patent number: 9784111
    Abstract: Provided are a component and an additive manufacturing method for fabricating a component. The additive manufacturing method for fabricating a component includes providing a first wire segment and a second wire segment, the first and second wire segments each having a cross-sectional stackable geometry; positioning the first wire segment into an alignment with the second wire segment to form a workpiece stack, the alignment aligning adjacent surfaces in a line of sight direction; and directing an energy beam toward the first wire segment and the second wire segment along the alignment to weld the first wire segment to the second wire segment to form a welded stack. The component includes a workpiece stack comprising a plurality of wire segments welded together along aligned adjacent surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Yuefeng Luo, William Edward Adis
  • Patent number: 9713861
    Abstract: Provided are a manufacturing system and a method for fabricating a component. The manufacturing system includes a wire delivery assembly arranged and disposed to deliver a wire feed to a fabrication assembly arrangement; the fabrication assembly arrangement includes a wire manipulation assembly, the wire manipulation assembly being arranged and disposed to convert the wire feed into a wire segment and position the wire segment on a workpiece positioner to form a workpiece stack; an energy beam source assembly arranged and disposed to direct one or more energy beams toward one or more aligned surfaces of adjacent wire segments within the workpiece stack, to weld the wire segments together. The method includes delivering a wire feed to a fabrication assembly; cutting and positioning a wire segment; and directing an energy beam toward one or more aligned surfaces of adjacent wire segments to weld the wire segments together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Yuefeng Luo, William Edward Adis
  • Patent number: 9528384
    Abstract: A brush seal is provided having a brush housing having a back plate and a front plate, a first layer of bristles disposed adjacent to the back plate, where at least one of the first layer of bristles has a first diameter. A second layer of bristles are disposed adjacent to the first layer of bristles, and at least one of the second layer of bristles has a second diameter. A third layer of bristles are disposed adjacent to the second layer of bristles, and at least one of the third layer of bristles has a third diameter. The first diameter and the third diameter are larger than the second diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Xiaoqing Zheng, Bernard Arthur Couture, Jr., Michael John Bowman, William Edward Adis, Michael Dennis Mack, Kim James Clark
  • Publication number: 20160359386
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are related generally to electromagnetic machines and, more particularly, to a suspension system and related methods for the attachment of the stator core of an electromagnetic machine to a surrounding frame or enclosure. In one embodiment, the invention provides a system for supporting a stator core of an electromagnetic machine, the system comprising: a rigid frame structure including: an upper portion; and a lower portion beneath the upper portion; a first plurality of wire rope members, each having a first end and a second end; and a first plurality of attachment devices for affixing at least one of the first end or the second end of each of the first plurality of wire rope members to the upper portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Anand Shankar Tanavde, William Edward Adis, David Robert Schumacher, David Raju Yamarthi
  • Publication number: 20160346854
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlled and precise EDM manufacturing of a component are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Yuefeng Luo, William Edward Adis, Michael Lewis Jones
  • Patent number: 9490667
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, apparatuses, and systems with regard to laminations. In an embodiment, an apparatus includes a lamination having a variable thickness and a spacer connected with the lamination at a location, wherein the location of the spacer is based on a determined thickness of the lamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Yuefeng Luo, William Edward Adis, David Norwood Dorsey, Christopher Richardson
  • Publication number: 20160298482
    Abstract: A seal includes a housing having a back plate and a front plate. A supporting bristle layer is disposed adjacent to the back plate, and bristles in the supporting bristle layer have a first diameter. A sealing bristle layer is disposed adjacent to the supporting bristle layer, and bristles in the sealing bristle layer have a second diameter. A shielding/protecting bristle layer is disposed adjacent to the sealing bristle layer, and bristles in the shielding/protecting bristle layer have a third diameter. The second diameter is smaller than both the first diameter and the third diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Xiaoqing Zheng, Bernard Arthur Couture, JR., Michael John Bowman, William Edward Adis, Michael Dennis Mack, Kim James Clark
  • Publication number: 20160298258
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a sealed metal laminate structure comprising: a metal layer having a first surface and an opposite second surface; a first enamel layer laminated on the first surface of the metal layer, except at an exposed metal protrusion at a perimeter edge of the sealed metal laminate structure; a second enamel layer laminated on the second surface of the metal layer, except at the exposed metal protrusion at the perimeter edge of the sealed laminate structure; and a phosphate sealer deposited on the exposed metal protrusion of the sealed metal laminate structure. The present disclosure also relates to a metal laminate structure without a phosphate sealer. In addition, systems and methods for treating workpieces, including metal laminate structures, are discussed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Yuefeng Luo, William Edward Adis, Michael Lewis Jones
  • Patent number: 9452483
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlled and precise EDM manufacturing of a component are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Yuefeng Luo, William Edward Adis, Michael Lewis Jones
  • Patent number: 9450466
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are related generally to electromagnetic machines and, more particularly, to a suspension system and related methods for the attachment of the stator core of an electromagnetic machine to a surrounding frame or enclosure. In one embodiment, the invention provides a system for supporting a stator core of an electromagnetic machine, the system comprising: a rigid frame structure including: an upper portion; and a lower portion beneath the upper portion; a first plurality of wire rope members, each having a first end and a second end; and a first plurality of attachment devices for affixing at least one of the first end or the second end of each of the first plurality of wire rope members to the upper portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Anand Shankar Tanavde, William Edward Adis, David Robert Schumacher, David Raju Yamarthi
  • Patent number: 9393759
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a sealed metal laminate structure comprising: a metal layer having a first surface and an opposite second surface; a first enamel layer laminated on the first surface of the metal layer, except at an exposed metal protrusion at a perimeter edge of the sealed metal laminate structure; a second enamel layer laminated on the second surface of the metal layer, except at the exposed metal protrusion at the perimeter edge of the sealed laminate structure; and a phosphate sealer deposited on the exposed metal protrusion of the sealed metal laminate structure. The present disclosure also relates to a metal laminate structure without a phosphate sealer. In addition, systems and methods for treating workpieces, including metal laminate structures, are discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Yuefeng Luo, William Edward Adis, Michael Lewis Jones
  • Patent number: 9366313
    Abstract: Engaging inclined surfaces of an inner ring and an outer ring create wedge action inducing an inward radial force as the rings are forced together longitudinally, holding the adjustor on a rotating body. An inner total arcuate length of each ring is smaller than an outer total arcuate length of a respective target body (inner ring for outer ring, rotating body for inner ring). Arcuate segments of each ring can have inner surfaces with radii of curvature equal to or smaller than that of the target body outer surface, and with a total arcuate length smaller than the circumference of the target body's outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Douglas Arthur Lupe, William Edward Adis, Robert Edward Deallenbach, Mehmet Muhittin Dede, Andrzej Korabik, Noah Matthew Rothe
  • Publication number: 20160090842
    Abstract: Provided are a component and an additive manufacturing method for fabricating a component. The additive manufacturing method for fabricating a component includes providing a first wire segment and a second wire segment, the first and second wire segments each having a cross-sectional stackable geometry; positioning the first wire segment into an alignment with the second wire segment to form a workpiece stack, the alignment aligning adjacent surfaces in a line of sight direction; and directing an energy beam toward the first wire segment and the second wire segment along the alignment to weld the first wire segment to the second wire segment to form a welded stack. The component includes a workpiece stack comprising a plurality of wire segments welded together along aligned adjacent surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Yuefeng LUO, William Edward ADIS
  • Publication number: 20160089754
    Abstract: Provided are a manufacturing system and a method for fabricating a component. The manufacturing system includes a wire delivery assembly arranged and disposed to deliver a wire feed to a fabrication assembly arrangement; the fabrication assembly arrangement includes a wire manipulation assembly, the wire manipulation assembly being arranged and disposed to convert the wire feed into a wire segment and position the wire segment on a workpiece positioner to form a workpiece stack; an energy beam source assembly arranged and disposed to direct one or more energy beams toward one or more aligned surfaces of adjacent wire segments within the workpiece stack, to weld the wire segments together. The method includes delivering a wire feed to a fabrication assembly; cutting and positioning a wire segment; and directing an energy beam toward one or more aligned surfaces of adjacent wire segments to weld the wire segments together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Yuefeng LUO, William Edward ADIS
  • Patent number: 9267602
    Abstract: A seal assembly between a rotor and a stator is disclosed. In one embodiment, the seal assembly includes: a rotor; a stator positioned around the rotor; and a plurality of seal leaves positioned between the rotor and the stator, the plurality of seal leaves circumferentially stacked around the rotor to define a seal ring between the rotor and the stator, wherein gaps between adjacent seal leaves are partially filled, such that contact faces and residual gaps are between adjacent seal leaves, wherein the contact faces generate friction to dampen vibrations during operation. Such damping effects still allow the compliant motion of the seal leaves with minimal leaf vibration. Also, thicker and more resilient leaves may be applied with reduced leakage through the root gaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Yuefeng Luo, William Edward Adis, Hrishikesh Vishvas Deo