Patents by Inventor William F. Ryan

William F. Ryan 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: 10913538
    Abstract: Outflow valve (OFV) assemblies including non-metallic frames and enhanced attachment features are provided. In embodiments, the OFV assembly includes a non-metallic frame to which at least one valve door is pivotally mounted. The non-metallic frame may, in turn, include a generally rectangular frame body, a central opening through the frame body, an outer peripheral flange extending around at least a portion of the frame body. Frame attachment interfaces are distributed or spaced around the outer peripheral flange of the non-metallic frame. The frame attachment interfaces include fastener openings and elevated platform regions, which project from an inboard side of the outer peripheral flange and through which the fastener openings extend. Base plates seat against the elevated platform regions. Fasteners engage the base plates and extend through the fastener openings to an outboard side of the outer peripheral flange to attach the OFV assembly to an aircraft fuselage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Daniel C. Birchak, Albert Kang, Darrell Horner, John Perek, Abhay Naik, Jagadeesh Hariwal, William F. Ryan, Doug Smith, Bharath Chandra G, Saravana Mahalingam
  • Patent number: 10889386
    Abstract: A component mounting assembly includes a non-metallic frame, a nut plate, and a grounding strap. The non-metallic frame is adapted for mounting to an aircraft fuselage. The non-metallic frame includes an outer peripheral portion having one or more fastener openings formed therein, and extends to a first height above the outer peripheral portion. The nut plate is coupled to the outer peripheral portion and extends therefrom to a second height that is at least 50% of the first height. The grounding strap is coupled, via a threaded fastener, to the nut plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Daniel C Birchak, Christopher Thomas, William F Ryan
  • Publication number: 20200247549
    Abstract: Outflow valve (OFV) assemblies including non-metallic frames and enhanced attachment features are provided. In embodiments, the OFV assembly includes a non-metallic frame to which at least one valve door is pivotally mounted. The non-metallic frame may, in turn, include a generally rectangular frame body, a central opening through the frame body, an outer peripheral flange extending around at least a portion of the frame body. Frame attachment interfaces are distributed or spaced around the outer peripheral flange of the non-metallic frame. The frame attachment interfaces include fastener openings and elevated platform regions, which project from an inboard side of the outer peripheral flange and through which the fastener openings extend. Base plates seat against the elevated platform regions. Fasteners engage the base plates and extend through the fastener openings to an outboard side of the outer peripheral flange to attach the OFV assembly to an aircraft fuselage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Daniel C. Birchak, Albert Kang, Darrell Horner, John Perek, Abhay Naik, Jagadeesh Hariwal, William F. Ryan, Doug Smith, Bharath Chandra G, Saravana Mahalingam
  • Publication number: 20200031493
    Abstract: Lightning-dissipative A/C assemblies are provided, as are valve frames utilized within lightning-dissipative A/C assemblies. In embodiments, the lightning-dissipative A/C assembly includes a base dielectric component having a mount interface, a strike-susceptible metallic component coupled to the base dielectric component, and mounting hardware configured to engage the mount interface to attach the base dielectric component to an A/C. An electrically-conductive coating overlies or is formed over at least a portion of the base dielectric component to complete a lightning strike dissipation path. The lightning strike dissipation path extends from the strike-susceptible metallic component, through the electrically-conductive coating, through the mounting hardware, and to an A/C electrical ground plane when the lightning-dissipative A/C assembly is installed on the A/C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Daniel C. Birchak, John Perek, William F. Ryan
  • Patent number: 9873513
    Abstract: Embodiments of a cabin outflow valve having one or more laterally-tapered sealing surfaces are provided, as are cabin pressure controls system including cabin outflow valves. In one embodiment, the cabin outflow valve includes a frame and a first door, which is pivotally coupled to the frame and which is rotated by an actuator between open and closed positions. The first door includes, in turn, a torque input point at which the actuator applies a closing force when rotating the first door into a closed position. A laterally-tapered sealing surface extends along a lateral axis of the cabin outflow valve and has a profile height decreasing with increasing proximity to the torque input point. The laterally-tapered sealing surface helps to ensure the formation of a complete lateral seal when in the first door is rotated into the closed position to significantly reduce or eliminate leakage through the cabin outflow valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Steven Brian Rowe, William F. Ryan, Dan Birchak, Christopher Thomas, Albert Kang
  • Publication number: 20170217604
    Abstract: A component mounting assembly includes a non-metallic frame, a nut plate, and a grounding strap. The non-metallic frame is adapted for mounting to an aircraft fuselage. The non-metallic frame includes an outer peripheral portion having one or more fastener openings formed therein, and extends to a first height above the outer peripheral portion. The nut plate is coupled to the outer peripheral portion and extends therefrom to a second height that is at least 50% of the first height. The grounding strap is coupled, via a threaded fastener, to the nut plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Daniel C. Birchak, Christopher Thomas, William F. Ryan
  • Publication number: 20160214721
    Abstract: Embodiments of a cabin outflow valve having one or more laterally-tapered sealing surfaces are provided, as are cabin pressure controls system including cabin outflow valves. In one embodiment, the cabin outflow valve includes a frame and a first door, which is pivotally coupled to the frame and which is rotated by an actuator between open and closed positions. The first door includes, in turn, a torque input point at which the actuator applies a closing force when rotating the first door into a closed position. A laterally-tapered sealing surface extends along a lateral axis of the cabin outflow valve and has a profile height decreasing with increasing proximity to the torque input point. The laterally-tapered sealing surface helps to ensure the formation of a complete lateral seal when in the first door is rotated into the closed position to significantly reduce or eliminate leakage through the cabin outflow valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Steven Brian Rowe, William F. Ryan, Dan Birchak, Christopher Thomas, Albert Kang
  • Publication number: 20130073302
    Abstract: A method and system is disclosed that conveys information to various hospital staff including the housekeeping staff regarding the patient inflow and patient outflow from the hospital vis-a-vis medical transport agencies. By providing the hospital staff with information on “outbounds”, the housekeeping staff can process hospital rooms and beds soon after a previous patient is discharged. The system also tracks the status of “inbound” patients, i.e. patients en route to the hospital by way of a medical transport agency along with the estimated time of arrival (ETA) at the hospital. By providing the nursing staff with information that an ambulance is on the way and how long it will take to arrive at the hospital, housekeeping staff will be informed of the need for a clean patient room before an inbound patient even arrives at the hospital.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: William F. Ryan, Rajiv Sankranti
  • Patent number: 7413418
    Abstract: A compressor system that is configured to compress the fluid from low pressure source to a higher pressure magnitude is powered from the same low pressure fluid source. The compressor system includes two piston assemblies that are coaxially coupled to one another, and that are of differing cross sectional areas. The low pressure fluid is used to move the larger piston assembly, which is in turn used to move the smaller piston assembly. Low pressure fluid is selectively admitted to the smaller piston assembly, and movement thereof is used to compress the low pressure fluid to a higher pressure magnitude. The compressor system uses a fluidic bistable amplifier, which also coupled to the low pressure fluid source, to control low pressure fluid flow to the larger piston assembly, to thereby control its movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn H. Lane, David M. Mathis, John F. Thurston, William F. Ryan, James A. Wissinger
  • Patent number: 7096888
    Abstract: A fluidic pulse generator system includes two fluidic diverter valves that are both controlled by a single fluidic pilot valve. The fluidic pilot valve and the two fluidic diverter valves are each adapted to receive a flow of pressurized fluid. The flow of pressurized fluid through the fluidic pilot valve is controlled in response to pressurized fluid flow through a control valve. In turn, the flow of pressurized fluid through the two fluidic diverters valves is simultaneously controlled in response to the flow of pressurized fluid through the fluidic pilot valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: John F. Thurston, William F. Ryan
  • Patent number: 6233919
    Abstract: A thruster valve has a continuously positionable piston between a closed position and a maximum open position. The piston moves in response to the difference in pressure between the pressure of the valve's inlet and thruster nozzle and the pressure behind the piston. A pivotable flapper valve regulates this pressure difference. When a change in thrust is required a force is applied to the flapper causing a change in this pressure difference which causes the piston to move until the desired thrust level is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen G. Abel, William F. Ryan, Michael A. Pepe, Joseph P. Silk, Douglas T. Hopper
  • Patent number: 5117633
    Abstract: A pneumatically driven hydrostatic actuator and a pneumatically driven recirculating hydraulic actuator are provided. Each of these actuators consists of a hydraulic pump fluidly coupled to an actuator. The pump is driven by a low inertia pneumatic motor that extracts pressure energy from pressurized gas and converts it to rotary motion. The pneumatic motor is preferably made from stainless steel A286 so that it can operate using pressurized hydrogen gas. The components of both actuators are in a closely coupled relationship so that they can be arranged in a compact unitary package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1992
    Assignee: Allied-Signal Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Bayer, Shek M. Cheung, William F. Ryan
  • Patent number: 5111553
    Abstract: Flight control apparatus (10) for a cannon-launched anti-tank projectile. A boom that structurally secures four fins (18) and four nozzles (20) to an afterbody (12) of the projectile, and that provides for fluid communication from the afterbody to the nozzles, is provided in the form of an assembly (14) comprising intersecured tubes (22, 24, 26, 28) which define a longitudinal axis (30) of the assembly. The boom assembly (14) considerably reduces the weight and fabrication cost associated with a conventional boom which is provided in the form of an integral multi-channeled cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1992
    Assignee: Allied-Signal Inc.
    Inventors: David Muggeridge, William F. Ryan, Dieter Haase
  • Patent number: 4413795
    Abstract: A fluidic thruster control system and method for guided missiles and the like, which utilizes a fluidic jet interaction device for controlling a downstream fluidic vortex amplifier to modulate exhaust flow through thrust nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1983
    Assignee: The Garrett Corporation
    Inventor: William F. Ryan