• Patent number: 11499479
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine having an improved air delivery system that includes features for pressurizing and/or cooling various components of the engine while minimizing the impact to the cycle efficiency of the engine, reducing the weight of the engine, and reducing the specific fuel consumption of the engine is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignees: General Electric Company, GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY POLSKA SP. ZO.O
    Inventors: Kenneth Arthur Gould, Abdus Shamim, Jaroslaw Henryk Dekowski, Piotr Sebastian Hance, Przemyslaw Slawomir Tkaczyk, Marcin Pawel Faber, Adam Krysztopa, Piotr Lech Bar, Krzysztof Chelstowski, Craig Alan Gonyou, Robert John Parks
  • Patent number: 10563539
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for a bearing assembly including a frame, an inner race circumscribing a shaft for a turbine engine, a bearing movable about the inner ring, an outer race circumscribing the at least one rolling element, a spring assembly comprising an inner ring circumscribing the at least one cage, and an outer ring mounted to the frame, and a set of circumferentially arranged spring fingers extending between the inner ring and the outer ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company Polska sp. zo.o
    Inventor: Piotr Tulej
  • Publication number: 20190048797
    Abstract: An inlet frame and a method of additively manufacturing the same are provided. The inlet frame includes a forward annular body spaced apart from a rear annular body to define an inlet passageway in fluid communication with a compressor inlet. The inlet frame may define integral wash manifolds and discharge ports for directing a flow of wash fluid directly through the compressor inlet. In addition, inlet frame may define one or more integral annular heating plenums in fluid communication with a hot air source for heating regions of the inlet frame that are prone to icing conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Estera SLAWINSKA, Krzysztof KORZEPSKI, Artur KOLODZIEJCZYK, John Alan MANTEIGA