Abstract: A method of operation of a gas turbine engine having a turbine blade flow portion located between a blade inlet edge and outlet edge, and having a compressor to supply a compressed fluid flow comprising a substantial portion of the compressor fluid output along the outside surface of the blade flow portion, thus providing a thermal insulating boundary layer for the turbine blades over which flows heated fluid from the combustor. Heated fluid formed in the combustor flows without further cooling directly to the turbine blades, thereby reducing losses associated with cooling.
Abstract: A gas turbine engine has a compressor, a combustor mounted downstream of the compressor, power turbine mounted downstream of the combustor, a counter-rotating compressor turbine having a temperature sensor at its outlet, a temperature control system for controlling the temperature at the outlet of the compressor turbine, and a fuel supply control system for supplying fuel to the combustor. The engine has a drive motor for causing the compressor to rotate and a motor control system having a motor power-up module with an input connected to the fuel supply control system, and a motor power output control module having a first input connected to the motor power-up module, a second input connected to the temperature sensor, and an output which is connected to the drive motor.
Abstract: A membrane for most commonly known nozzles has an elastically flexible, compressible resilient material placed between said inside surface of said plate and the opposite surface of the insert face; an annular outer portion that is initially flat; a projection at its center portion in bell-shaped dome form at its active surface which abuts against the inside surface of the central plate, said membrane forming a supplementary recess in its opposite surface and said insert front surface; an annular hermetic seal enclosing a small air chamber, said air chamber being deformable under pressure by the deformation of said membrane; said projecting dome at the center portion of the membrane being seated against the inside walls of the outlet orifice in the plate, describing an annular seal against said walls of said outlet channel.
Abstract: The invention provides secure and anonymous communications over a network, which is accomplished by imposing mechanisms that separate a users' actions from their identity. In one embodiment, involving use of the Internet, an http request, which normally contains both identity and action information, is separated in the first instance on the client side into action request and identity components, which are encrypted. The encrypted action and identity components are transmitted to a facility comprising an “identity server” and an “action server”, wherein the identity server receives the two encrypted request components and forwards the encrypted action request component to an action server. The identity server has the key to decrypt the identity component (but not the action component), and the action server has the key to decrypt the action component (but not the identity component). The action server decrypts the action request and forwards it to the third-party server.
Abstract: A disinfectant composition containing more than 0.05% and less than 9.4% by volume of dimethyl benzyl lauryl ammonium bromide, substantially pure, substantially de-ionized, substantially bacteria free water if the pH of the water is between 5.0 and 6.8, a first stabilizer structured to adjust a pH level of the disinfectant composition to approximately 7, ammonium Bulfate structured to increase a strength of the composition and a stabilizer structured to lower the pH level of the disinfectant composition back to approximately 7.
Abstract: An improved method of performing a high-performance backup of a computer system is described, which reduces disk read time and thus gains efficiency by reading input file blocks sequentially rather than the order in which the block appear in the original files. The improved method involves reading the working directory maintained by the operating system to determine all of the blocks associated with the set of files or other data aggregations to be backed up. The data block identities so determined are sorted in accordance with their physical location on the disk, thereby providing a sequential order for reading. The data to be backed up from the random access storage device or devices is read in this sequential order, and written to the backup media.
Abstract: An improved method of performing a sort-merge operation on a digital computer is disclosed, which gains efficiency by reading input file blocks sequentially. The method takes into consideration the fact that records can be read in any order if they are subsequently to be sorted. Input from disk is processed by reading the working disk directory maintained by the operating system to determine all of the blocks associated with the input data to be sorted. The data block identities so determined are sorted in accordance with their physical location on the disk, thereby providing a sequential order for reading. The input data is read in this sequential order, and then, using largely conventional methods, sorted into one or more strings and merged as necessary to form the fully sorted output. Since the original record order in the file is known from the working directory that has been read, that order can be utilized if and as necessary, for example to preserve the original order of records with equal keys.
Abstract: A gas turbine engine comprising a turbine mounted downstream of a compressor and a heat exchanger interconnected between the turbine and compressor and to a heated fluid source, which is connected to a fuel source, has a compressor flow duct having a plurality of flow duct areas, each providing a different compression ratio, and a plurality of outlet taps, each communicating with a respective area of the plurality of flow duct areas, that supplies combustion air to the gas turbine engine flow duct and also controls an outlet tap switch having a plurality of positions for selectively opening to the atmosphere one outlet tap and disconnecting the rest of the outlet taps from the atmosphere in each switch position.
Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for interactively simulating and discouraging drug taking behavior, in which a simulated ingestion of drugs provides an initial enhanced sensation of movement and sound, and apparent enhanced player performance. After a determined time, the effect wears off, the player must take time to obtain and take another dose. The scenario is repeated, but with each repetition, tolerance to the drug grows, the “highs” are shorter, and a growing percentage of the player's time must be devoted to obtaining and taking the drugs. A series of repetitions turns initial elation into frustration and strongly discourages drug use. The invention is illustrated by an implementation in the form of a modified multimedia motorcycle racing game.
Abstract: A method of operating a gas turbine engine having a compressor, a combustor between a waste fluid compressor and a power turbine, a counter-rotating compressor turbine installed downstream of the power turbine, and a heat exchanger having two circuits, in which a heated fluid is prepared by burning fuel with combustion air in a mixture with a waste fluid obtained downstream of a compressor turbine that which is cooled, compressed and heated before mixing with combustion air while keeping the temperature of the waste fluid downstream of the compressor turbine constant and removing a partial flow of the waste fluid into the atmosphere before heating the waste fluid prior to supplying the waste fluid for mixing with the combustion air.
Abstract: An improved eyeglass retainer is disclosed, having an annular closure attaching to the eyeglass frames. The annular closure draws the material of the retainer over the attachment means of the retainer, and bunches and constricts it in front of the attachment means, so as to hide said attachment means from view, and to maintain a close fit of the retainer material with the eyeglass frames, even in the presence of winds and inertial forces. In an alternate embodiment, the annular closure in combination with retaining enclosures located on the eyeglass temple pieces secures the retainer to the temple pieces.
Abstract: An apparatus and method for treating cancer and other illnesses in humans and animals are described. The treatment involves the low-power, pulsed application of radio frequency tuned with precision of at least one half part per million. Alternative embodiments are described for apparatus that generates the required RF signals and applies such signals therapeutically. Laboratory data is reported, showing the successful use of the disclosed apparatus and methods to suppress and eliminate cancerous tumors in mice.
August 28, 1998
Date of Patent:
November 20, 2001
Margaret P. Surbeck, Robert L. Devries, Homer L. Surbeck
Abstract: A gas turbine engine has a turbine blade flow portion located between a blade inlet edge and outlet edge, and having a compressor to supply a fluid flow comprising a substantial portion of the compressor fluid output along the outside surface of the blade flow portion, thus providing a thermal insulating boundary layer for the turbine blades over which flows heated fluid from the combustor. Heated fluid formed in the combustor flows without further cooling directly to the turbine blades, thereby reducing losses associated with cooling.
Abstract: In a gas turbine engine bladed disk (36) positioned between rotor disk (14) and combustor (16). Bladed disk (36) is mounted for rotation together with rotor disk (14) and has blades (38) projecting toward inlet portion (20) of combustor (16). The bladed disk has openings (40) between blades (38) for establishing communication between source of compressed fluid (12) and turbine blades (15). Seals (46, 48) are provided between bladed disk (36) and casing (10).
Abstract: A gas turbine engine that has a turbine (1) mounted downstream of a combustor (5), a compressor turbine (2) mounted downstream of turbine (1) for producing power for driving a compressor (3), a heat exchanger (6) having a first circuit (61) connected to compressor turbine (2) and a second circuit (62) connected between compressor (2) and turbine (1) and a fluid discharge device (7) between compressor (3) and combustor (5). The gas turbine engine has a reactor (8) that has a heating device (9), inlets (F, W) connected to sources of fuel and water and an outlet connected to combustor (5). Heating device (9) is connected the outlet of compressor turbine (2). The engine also has a system for keeping the temperature at the outlet of compressor turbine (2) constant.
Abstract: In a gas turbine engine in which bearings (18, 30) of turbine (12) and compressor turbine (22) and exhaust duct (32) of compressor turbine (22) are attached to external annular wall (46) of heat exchanger (44). External annular wall (46) of heat exchanger (44) has heat insulation layer (48) on the inside surface. The engine has cooling device (94) for cooling external annular wall (46) of heat exchanger (44) on the side opposite to heat insulating layer (48).
March 11, 1999
Date of Patent:
February 20, 2001
ALM Development, Inc.
Anatoly Rakhmailov, Valentin Yaishnikov, Mikhail Kolotilenko, Oleg Rakhmailov, Igor Drozd, Martin Kalin