Patents Examined by David E Sosnowski
  • Patent number: 11326612
    Abstract: A fan includes a main body with a vertical development with respect to a support base on which the main body is located in a condition of use. The main body defines an internal housing compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: DE' LONGHI APPLIANCES S.R.L. CON UNICO SOCIO
    Inventors: Giuseppe De' Longhi, Maddalena Renier, Francesca Prosperi, Enrica Monticelli, Raffaele Toffolo
  • Patent number: 11326613
    Abstract: A fan including a main body with a vertical development with respect to a support base on which the main body is located in a condition of use. The fan has a rear longitudinal aperture, for the emission of a stream of air toward the outside, and also comprises an air suction and distribution unit, and a channeling element (20) positioned in proximity to the longitudinal aperture (16). The channeling element allows to divert the stream of air (W) so that it is conveyed toward a front part of the fan (10), at least partly following a profile (40) of an external surface (22) of the main body (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: DE' LONGHI APPLIANCES S.R.L. CON UNICO SOCIO
    Inventors: Giuseppe De' Longhi, Maddalena Renier, Francesca Prosperi, Enrica Monticelli, Raffaele Toffolo
  • Patent number: 11326576
    Abstract: A shear web foot for a wind turbine blade is described. The shear web foot extends longitudinally and comprises a base for attaching to an internal surface of the blade and first and second side walls. The side walls extend respectively from opposite longitudinal sides of the base. At least part of each side wall is inclined relative to the base and inclined towards the other side wall. A web-foot interior is defined at least in part by the base and the first and second side walls. One or more internal walls are located in the web-foot interior. The one or more internal walls extend between the base and the first and/or second side walls and are spaced apart from the first and second side walls to define a plurality of chambers within the web-foot interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventor: Stephen Randall
  • Patent number: 11326617
    Abstract: A boost compressor assembly may comprise an outer annular structure and a plurality of blades. Each blade in the plurality of blades may be moveably coupled to the outer annular structure. The plurality of blades may be configured to deploy in response to the boost compressor assembly rotating. The plurality of blades may be configured to retract when the boost compressor assembly stops rotating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Britton Greene, Dustin Joseph Frohnapfel
  • Patent number: 11319926
    Abstract: A method for protecting a wind turbine from extreme and fatigue loads associated with high wind speed events includes receiving, via a wind turbine condition estimator programmed in a turbine controller of the wind turbine, operating data indicative of current wind turbine operation. Further, the method includes determining, via the wind turbine condition estimator, a plurality of estimated wind turbine conditions at the wind turbine by solving a control algorithm having one or more equations using the operating data. The estimated wind turbine conditions include, at least, an estimated wind speed at the wind turbine and a loading proxy of the wind turbine. As such, the method includes implementing, via the turbine controller, a corrective action only when each of the estimated wind turbine conditions indicates that one or more loading conditions of the wind turbine exceeds a predetermined limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Peter Alan Gregg, Danian Zheng
  • Patent number: 11319924
    Abstract: A wind turbine (10) includes a main shaft (34) including a front end (34a), the front end (34a) including a first connecting structure (36). A rotor hub (22) includes a second connecting structure (40), wherein the second connecting structure (40) of the rotor hub (22) is fixed to the first connecting structure (36) of the main shaft (34). A plurality of blades (24) is coupled to the rotor hub (22). A rotor locking disc (32) is carried on the main shaft (34), the rotor locking disc (32) having an outer circumference (32a) and a plurality of recesses (50) on the outer circumference (32a), the recesses (50) having openings (50a) intersecting with the outer circumference (32a). At least one rotor locking pin (30) is movable between a disengaged position relative to at least one of the recesses (50) and an engaged position wherein the pin is located at least partially in one of the recesses (50) for locking the rotor hub (22) against rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventors: Jeppe Hesseldal Otten, Thomas Møller Christiansen, Erik Markussen
  • Patent number: 11319934
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure generally relate to wind turbine blades configured to minimize or eliminate buildup of ice on the blades. In order to maintain an ice free surface on a wind turbine blade, one or more ETH panels are embedded in the wind turbine blade to heat the wind turbine blade. One or more busbars are electrically connected to each of the one or more ETH panels for conducting electrical power to the ETH panels. The busbars may be disposed in an overlapping configuration to provide uniform heating of the wind turbine blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S
    Inventors: Luke Spandley, Paul Badger, Stephen Buggy
  • Patent number: 11313373
    Abstract: A two-stage, high speed fluid compressor including a case having a fluid inlet and a compressed fluid outlet and containing a shaft rotatably mounted about a longitudinal axis, a first compression wheel and a second compression wheel mounted back-to-back on the shaft, the first compression wheel forming a first compression stage and the second compression wheel forming a second compression stage, and a motor positioned between the first compression wheel and the second compression wheel and arranged to rotate the shaft. The case includes an inner through housing inside which is arranged at least the motor, the inner housing having an inner wall arranged to form, with the motor, channels between at least the inner wall and the motor, the channels extending to cool the motor in contact with the fluid flowing in the channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Belenos Clean Power Holding AG
    Inventors: Rexhep Gashi, Lucie Meyrat
  • Patent number: 11313236
    Abstract: A component for a gas turbine engine, comprising: a first wall defining an exterior surface of the component; a second wall, arranged such that a coolant channel is defined by the space between the first and second walls; and a plurality of apertures provided through the first wall to connect the coolant channel to the exterior surface of the component; wherein adjacent at least one aperture the coolant channel comprises a flow modifier, configured to locally change the pressure of the coolant flowing in the coolant channel in the region of the aperture relative to a region of the coolant channel adjacent another aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Martin Mottram
  • Patent number: 11306600
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine including a compressor section, a combustor section fluidly connected to the compressor section, a turbine section fluidly connected to the combustor section, and a plurality of gas path components exposed to a primary fluid flowpath through the compressor section, the combustor section and the turbine section. At least one of the gas path components includes an exterior facing surface, a lattice structure extending outward from the exterior facing surface, the lattice structure being integral to the exterior facing surface, and a thermal barrier coating adhered to at least a portion of the exterior facing surface and the lattice structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Mosheshe Camara-Khary Blake, Thomas N. Slavens, John R. Farris
  • Patent number: 11306618
    Abstract: A shroud attaching structure of a gas turbine includes: a support provided around an axis of the gas turbine and inside a casing of the gas turbine in a radial direction; and a shroud assembly attached to the support so as to cover an inner peripheral surface of the support, the shroud assembly being formed by laminating a large number of plate-shaped shroud elements containing a ceramic matrix composite. The shroud elements are lined up in a circumferential direction of the support. The adjacent shroud elements are arranged so as to be slidable on each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Kusumoto
  • Patent number: 11306601
    Abstract: An airfoil for a gas turbine engine according to an example of the present disclosure includes, among other things, an airfoil section that extends from a root section. The airfoil section extends between a leading edge and a trailing edge in a chordwise direction and extends between a tip portion and the root section in a radial direction, and the airfoil section defines a pressure side and a suction side separated in a thickness direction. The airfoil section includes a metallic sheath that receives a composite core, and the core includes first and second ligaments received in respective internal channels defined by the sheath such that the first and second ligaments are spaced apart along the root section with respect to the chordwise direction. The first and second ligaments define respective sets of bores, and the respective sets of bores are aligned to receive a common set of retention pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason Husband, James Glaspey
  • Patent number: 11300097
    Abstract: A wind turbine blade apparatus at least includes a wind turbine blade body, wherein a serration portion is disposed on at least on a part of a trailing edge of the wind turbine blade body, the serration portion having a saw-teeth shape where a mountain portion and a valley portion are arranged alternately in a blade longitudinal direction, and wherein a chord-directional cross section of the wind turbine blade body along a chord direction is formed to have an airfoil shape at any position in a region from the mountain portion to the valley portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shoeji Nakaye, Kentaro Hayashi, Atsushi Yuge, Kai Karikomi, Shinsuke Nishimura
  • Patent number: 11300009
    Abstract: A connection device for an exhaust gas turbocharger has a bent first element with a first tensioning arm at a first end. A second bent element has a second tensioning arm at a second end opposite the first end. A third end of the first element is formed opposite a fourth end of the second element. The first tensioning arm and the second tensioning arm are connectable by a first connecting element. The third end and the fourth end are movably connected with each other by a second connecting element. A transition is elastically formed between the respective tensioning arm and a supporting portion of the particular element, which extends between the tensioning arm and the third or fourth, respectively, end. The first element or the second element is formed in a profiled manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: IHI Charging Systems International GmbH
    Inventors: Farhad Haddadian, Klaus Sperling
  • Patent number: 11299265
    Abstract: A rotor blade attachment assembly for use with a rotor hub to which a rotor blade assembly is connected includes a hub extender having an inboard end and an outboard end. The inboard end of the hub extender is configured to form a connection with the rotor hub. A blade fold axis about which the rotor blade rotates relative to the rotor hub is defined at the connection. An inboard bearing is mounted within an interior of the hub extender adjacent the inboard end and an outboard hearing is mounted within the interior of the hub extender adjacent the outboard end. A tension torsion strap is operably coupled to the inboard bearing and the outboard bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: David N. Schmaling, Andrew C. Goodwin, Yair Preiss
  • Patent number: 11293409
    Abstract: A wind turbine power generating system, including a wind turbine connected to a speed-increasing gearbox having an output shaft. An electrical generator having an input shaft is also provided. A coupling interconnects the input and output shafts. The coupling includes a high torsional wind-up and/or displacement ability in parallel with a high frictional slip ability, such that during normal operation there is little or no frictional slippage and during a transient torque reversal the loads in the turbine drive system are decreased, thus decreasing the impact loads on the gearbox bearings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: PT Tech, LLC
    Inventors: David C. Heidenreich, Richard E. Cole, Jr., Dustin J. Sadler
  • Patent number: 11293302
    Abstract: An anterior part of a nacelle of an aircraft propulsion unit having an air inlet lip at the front end, an internal structure and an external panel extending the air inlet lip, and an annular rigidifying frame having an external peripheral edge connected to the external panel is disclosed. The anterior part of the nacelle includes a shock-absorbing element connected rigidly on the one hand to an internal peripheral edge of the rigidifying frame and on the other hand to the internal structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Frédéric Vinches, Gregory Albet, Julien Sentier
  • Patent number: 11286812
    Abstract: A turbine shroud assembly includes a carrier assembly, a blade track assembly, and a first biasing member. The carrier assembly includes a carrier segment having an outer wall, a first mount flange and a second mount flange having a chordal seal. The blade track assembly includes a blade track segment and a first mount pin. The first biasing member is arranged axially between and engaged with a retainer plug of the first mount pin and a pin segment of the first mount pin such that a portion of the pin segment engages an attachment feature of the blade track segment so as to bias the attachment feature into engagement with the chordal seal of the second mount flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventors: Ted J. Freeman, Aaron D. Sippel, David J. Thomas
  • Patent number: 11286813
    Abstract: A turbine ring assembly includes ring segments forming a turbine ring and a ring support structure, each segment having a part forming an annular base with, in the radial direction, an inner face and an outer face from which project a first and a second hooking tab, the structure including a shroud from which project a first and a second radial flange between which are retained the first and second tabs, a first annular flange made of one part and a second annular flange disposed upstream of the ring. The first flange includes an annular shoulder and the second flange includes an annular recess forming an axial stop cooperating with the shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
    Inventors: Antoine Claude Michel Etienne Danis, Clément Jean Pierre Duffau, Clément Jarrossay, Nicolas Paul Tableau, Lucien Henri Jacques Quennehen
  • Patent number: 11278021
    Abstract: Described herein are various systems and techniques for deterring wildlife from an area proximate a windmill. A flying wildlife emitter may be utilized for such techniques. The flying wildlife emitter may output soundwaves to deter wildlife, such as birds or bats, from entering an area around the windmill. The flying wildlife emitter may include a speaker for producing sounds as well as a controller and sensors for determining conditions around the windmill and for controlling the sound produced by the speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventor: Timothy Just