Patents by Inventor Anthony Furman

Anthony Furman 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: 9886472
    Abstract: The method includes generating, by one or more computer processors, a first piece of data based on a defined set of data characteristics. The method further includes generating a first bit, wherein the first bit corresponds to the first generated piece of data. The method further includes sending the first generated piece of data to a target location. The method further includes receiving the first generated piece of data from the target location. The method further includes determining whether to validate the first generated piece of data received from the target location. The method further includes adjusting the first generated bit based on the determination of whether to validate the first generated piece of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Deborah A. Furman, Anthony T. Sofia
  • Patent number: 9574965
    Abstract: A monitoring system and method monitor changes in clearance distances between a sensor and a rotating component of a machine. Imbalance and/or wear in the machine is identified based on the changes in the clearance distances. The system and method optionally both measure the clearance distances and a rotating speed of the rotating component of the machine with the same sensor. In order to identify imbalance in the machine, a spectral energy of the machine can be calculated based on the changes in the clearance distances, and the imbalance in the machine can be identified based on the spectral energy. The system and method can determine a trigger speed of the machine that is associated with the wear in the machine based on the changes in the clearance distance. A remaining useful life of the machine can be estimated based on changes in the trigger speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Anthony Furman, Aninda Bhattacharya, Matthew John Malone, Mahesh Raveendranatha Panicker
  • Publication number: 20150369687
    Abstract: A monitoring system and method monitor changes in clearance distances between a sensor and a rotating component of a machine. Imbalance and/or wear in the machine is identified based on the changes in the clearance distances. The system and method optionally both measure the clearance distances and a rotating speed of the rotating component of the machine with the same sensor. In order to identify imbalance in the machine, a spectral energy of the machine can be calculated based on the changes in the clearance distances, and the imbalance in the machine can be identified based on the spectral energy. The system and method can determine a trigger speed of the machine that is associated with the wear in the machine based on the changes in the clearance distance. A remaining useful life of the machine can be estimated based on changes in the trigger speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Anthony Furman, Aninda Bhattacharya, Matthew John Malone, Mahesh Raveendranatha Panicker
  • Patent number: 8813494
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for operating a turbocharged engine. An engine system comprises a turbocharger, a bypass path, and a turbo-compound unit. The turbocharger may include a turbine mechanically coupled to a compressor. The turbo-compound unit may include a turbine mechanically coupled to a load, such as a generator. The turbo-compound unit may be coupled in a bypass path around the turbocharger turbine. In this manner, thermodynamic energy flowing through the bypass path may be harvested to increase the engine-operating efficiency. Further, gas flow through the bypass path may be adjusted to potentially improve the transient response of the turbocharger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Douglas C. Hofer, Anthony Furman, Thomas Lavertu
  • Publication number: 20130055711
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for operating a turbocharged engine. An engine system comprises a turbocharger, a bypass path, and a turbo-compound unit. The turbocharger may include a turbine mechanically coupled to a compressor. The turbo-compound unit may include a turbine mechanically coupled to a load, such as a generator. The turbo-compound unit may be coupled in a bypass path around the turbocharger turbine. In this manner, thermodynamic energy flowing through the bypass path may be harvested to increase the engine-operating efficiency. Further, gas flow through the bypass path may be adjusted to potentially improve the transient response of the turbocharger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Douglas C. Hofer, Anthony Furman, Thomas Lavertu
  • Publication number: 20070062191
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring at least one operating parameter indicative of an operating condition of an engine and controlling a turbocharger assist device to maintain desired operating conditions of the engine equipped with a turbocharger. In one embodiment, a controller is provided to control operation of a turbocharger assist device in an engine for generating electric power when an excess of energy exists in the exhaust of the engine to subtract work from a turbocharger drive shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Inventors: Anthony Furman, Roy Primus
  • Publication number: 20060096273
    Abstract: Method and system for emission control of a compression ignition locomotive engine. The method includes measuring an actual power level of the engine, comparing a desired power level with the actual power level of the engine; implementing a combustion strategy based on the comparing of the desired and the actual power levels; and implementing an emission strategy based on the combustion strategy. The emission strategy is intended to attain a predetermined emission level in the exhaust from the engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2004
    Publication date: May 11, 2006
    Inventors: Samar Soliman, Roy Primus, Bhaskar Tamma, Jonathan Male, Anthony Furman, Juan Alvarez
  • Publication number: 20060053788
    Abstract: A technique comprising an apparatus for monitoring at least one operating parameter indicative of an operating condition of a diesel engine and controlling a turbocharger assist device to maintain desired operating conditions of the diesel engine equipped with a turbocharger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2004
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Inventors: Anthony Furman, Roy Primus
  • Publication number: 20050111974
    Abstract: A diffuser (30) for a centrifugal compressor (60) having a flow slot (34) formed between the leading edge portion (36) of a diffuser vane (32) and an adjoining diffuser wall (70) for the passage of working fluid (67) over the vane from the pressure side ((40) to the suction side (42) of the vane. The portion (38) of the working fluid passing over the vane is injected into the flow boundary region (43), thereby minimizing the growth of a flow separation zone (58) along the suction side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2004
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Inventors: Daniel Loringer, Eric Dillen, Anthony Furman, Kendall Swenson
  • Publication number: 20050056013
    Abstract: Compressor wheel and techniques for manufacturing such a wheel are provided. The wheel may include a hub with a counterbore internally treated to impart residual compressive stresses for enhanced endurance to stress-induced fatigue. The surface treatment allows extending the counterbore relatively closer to a plane of typical maximum stress of the wheel. This design flexibility advantageously allows avoiding or reducing overhang of the compressor wheel, thereby improving rotor dynamics and reducing the axial length of the hub, and the overall foot print of the compressor wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2003
    Publication date: March 17, 2005
    Inventors: Anthony Furman, Kendall Swenson, Daniel Loringer
  • Publication number: 20050047690
    Abstract: An integral thrust/journal bearing assembly, e.g., useable in a turbocharger is provided. The assembly includes a journal bearing configured to operate at a first mechanical load. The assembly further includes a thrust bearing including a thrust bearing face. The thrust bearing may be configured to operate at a second mechanical load different than the first mechanical load. A fluid circuit that includes parallel branches is provided within the integral bearing assembly for delivering parallel flows of lubricating fluid to the thrust bearing face and the journal bearing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Publication date: March 3, 2005
    Inventors: Bahram Keramati, Anthony Furman, Kendall Swenson, Daniel Loringer