Patents by Inventor Bruce S. Anson

Bruce S. Anson 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: 6357216
    Abstract: A control and method for arresting flashback in a gas turbine engine combustion system having a venturi for delivering a mixture of air and fuel to a combustion chamber and a valve for controlling the amount of air flowing to the venturi. The control and method includes a flashback detection routine, a valve position trim routine, and a reference flame temperature adjustment routine. The flashback detection routine detects a flashback in the venturi by comparing the temperature at the venturi to the temperature of the air entering the valve. The valve position trim routine receives this flashback signal and in response causes the valve to open until the flashback is arrested. Finally, to prevent the flashback from recurring, the reference flame temperature adjustment routine adjusts a reference flame temperature in the control system so as to prevent the valve from returning to the position at which the flashback occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Scott, Bruce S. Anson, Ian L. Critchley, Lorenzo Hernandez
  • Patent number: 4274253
    Abstract: A recuperated gas turbine engine control and method which provides improved idling and limits both turbine inlet temperature and recuperator inlet temperature to different, preselected maximum levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1981
    Assignee: The Garrett Corporation
    Inventors: Frederic E. Bolliger, Geoffrey D. Woodhouse, George B. Mattson, Bruce S. Anson, Robert A. Hatch