Patents Represented by Law Firm Senniger, Powrs, Leavitt & Reodel
  • Patent number: 5408824
    Abstract: A jet-propelled rotary engine comprises a housing, a rotor journalled to the housing for rotation of the rotor about an axis, and at least one jet assembly secured to the rotor and adapted for combustion of a pressurized oxygen-fuel mixture. The jet assembly includes a hollow body having a closed leading end and an open trailing end downstream of the leading end. The hollow body defines a chamber having a combustion region where the pressurized oxygen-fuel mixture reacts during combustion to form combustion reaction products, a throat region downstream of the combustion region, a converging region extending from the combustion region to the throat region, and a diverging region extending from the throat region to the trailing end. The combustion reaction products form at least a part of thrust matter passing through the hollow body and discharged therefrom. The converging and diverging regions are configured for increasing the kinetic energy of and expanding the thrust matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1995
    Inventor: Andrew Schlote