Patents by Inventor Christopher Charles Glynn

Christopher Charles Glynn 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: 11300368
    Abstract: A cross-flow heat exchanger for gas turbine engines which may be utilized to transfer heat from one fluid flow 46 to a second independent fluid flow wherein one of the fluid flows has a high differential inlet pressure and temperature. The heat exchanger has robust construction to inhibit mixing of the fluid flows during a single burst duct event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas Kupiszewski, Christopher Charles Glynn, Steven Douglas Johnson, John Andrew Kemme, Mehdi Milani Baladi, Michael Epstein
  • Patent number: 11280198
    Abstract: An apparatus for a turbine engine comprising an outer casing, an engine core provided within outer casing and having a at least one set of blades, and through which gasses flow in a forward to aft direction, an outer drum located within the outer casing to define an annular cavity. A set of seals extending between the first surface and the second surface to define at least one cooled cavity within the annular cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Arnab Sen, Jeffrey Douglas Rambo, Rajesh Kumar, Bhaskar Nanda Mondal, Alan Roy Stuart, Robert Proctor, Christopher Charles Glynn
  • Patent number: 11255221
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a gas turbine engine including a first turbine frame defining one or more first struts extended along a radial direction and a turbine rotor assembly. The turbine rotor assembly defines a rotatable drum surrounding a reduction speed reduction assembly and coupled thereto. The turbine rotor assembly includes a first turbine rotor and a second turbine rotor each disposed on one or more bearing assemblies. The first turbine frame defines a first supply conduit through the first strut providing a flow of fluid to the speed reduction assembly and one or more of the bearing assemblies. The first turbine frame further defines a first scavenge conduit providing an egress of at least a portion of the flow of fluid from one or more of the bearing assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Darek Tomasz Zatorski, Christopher Charles Glynn
  • Patent number: 11248675
    Abstract: The present application relates to a frictional damper, a frictional damper assembly and method for installing the frictional damper. The frictional damper comprises a split ring; and a disk spring positioned against the split ring and tensioned by the split ring in an installed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Leszek Marek Rzeszutek, Christopher Charles Glynn, Darek Tomasz Zatorski, Jakub Jan Broniszewski
  • Publication number: 20220045587
    Abstract: An electric machine is provided. The electric machine defines a centerline and includes: a stator assembly; a rotor assembly rotatable relative to the stator assembly about the centerline; and an actuator coupled to the rotor assembly, the stator assembly, or both for moving the rotor assembly, the stator assembly, or both along the centerline between a first position and a second position, the rotor assembly positioned closer to the stator assembly when in the first position than when in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Darek Tomasz Zatorski, Mohamed Osama, Christopher Charles Glynn
  • Patent number: 11199111
    Abstract: An assembly for removing particles from a fluid stream includes a first particle remover having a main flow outlet emitting a first reduced-particle stream and a scavenge flow outlet emitting a particle-laden stream, as well as a second particle remover fluidly coupled to the scavenge flow outlet and emitting a second reduced-particle stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Jared Peter Buhler, Christopher Charles Glynn, Corey Bourassa, Monty Lee Shelton, Robert Francis Manning, Victor Hugo Silva Correia
  • Patent number: 11156128
    Abstract: A method is provided for maintaining a gas turbine engine installed on an aircraft, the gas turbine engine including an electric machine mounted at least partially inward of a core air flowpath of the gas turbine engine. The method includes removing a rotor mount connecting a rotor of the electric machine to a rotary component of the gas turbine engine; removing a stator mount connecting a stator of the electric machine to a stationary component of the gas turbine engine; and removing in situ the electric machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Brandon Wayne Miller, Randy M. Vondrell, Darek Tomasz Zatorski, Christopher Charles Glynn
  • Patent number: 11098592
    Abstract: A turbomachine includes a spool; and a turbine section including a turbine and a turbine center frame. The turbine includes a first plurality of turbine rotor blades and a second plurality of turbine rotor blades alternatingly spaced along an axial direction and rotatable with one another. The turbomachine also includes a first support member, the first plurality of turbine rotor blades coupled to the spool through the first support member; a second support member, the second plurality of turbine rotor blades supported by the second support member; and a bearing assembly including a first bearing and a second bearing, the first bearing and the second bearing each rotatably supporting the second support member and each being supported by the turbine center frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Peeyush Pankaj, Shashank Suresh Puranik, Darek Tomasz Zatorski, Christopher Charles Glynn, Richard Schmidt, Bhaskar Nanda Mondal
  • Patent number: 11092023
    Abstract: A nozzle assembly is provided which is, in part, formed of a low coefficient of thermal expansion material. The assembly includes a nozzle fairing formed of the low coefficient of thermal expansion material and includes a metallic strut extending radially through the nozzle fairing. Load is transferred from the nozzle fairing to a static structure in either of two ways: first, the strut may receive the load directly and/or second, load may be transferred from the nozzle fairing to at least one of the inner and outer support rings. Further, the nozzle fairing and strut may allow for internal airflow for cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Benjamin Scott Huizenga, Christopher Charles Glynn, Darrell Glenn Senile, Robert Alan Frederick, Michael Todd Radwanski, Michael Ray Tuertscher, Greg Scott Phelps
  • Patent number: 10914194
    Abstract: A turbomachine includes a spool and a turbine section including a turbine rear frame, a turbine, and a support member. The turbine includes a first plurality of turbine rotor blades and a second plurality of turbine rotor blades, the first plurality of turbine rotor blades and second plurality of turbine rotor blades alternatingly spaced along the axial direction and rotatable with one another. The support member extends between the first plurality of turbine rotor blades and the spool and couples the first plurality of turbine rotor blades to the spool. The turbomachine also includes a bearing assembly including a bearing, the bearing rotatably supporting the support member and supported by the turbine rear frame, the bearing spaced apart from the spool along the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Peeyush Pankaj, Shashank Suresh Puranik, Darek Tomasz Zatorski, Christopher Charles Glynn, Richard Schmidt, Bhaskar Nanda Mondal
  • Patent number: 10823000
    Abstract: A turbomachine includes a spool and a turbine section. The turbine section includes a turbine center frame and a turbine, with the turbine including a first plurality of turbine rotor blades and a second plurality of turbine rotor blades. The first plurality of turbine rotor blades and second plurality of turbine rotor blades are alternatingly spaced along the axial direction. The turbomachine also includes a gearbox aligned with, or positioned aft of, a midpoint of the turbine. The gearbox includes a first gear coupled to the first plurality of rotor blades, a second gear coupled to the second plurality of rotor blades, and a third gear coupled to the turbine center frame. The turbomachine also includes a support member, the first plurality of turbine rotor blades coupled to the spool through the support member, the support member extending aft of the gearbox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Peeyush Pankaj, Shashank Suresh Puranik, Darek Tomasz Zatorski, Christopher Charles Glynn, Richard Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10823001
    Abstract: A turbomachine includes a spool and a turbine section including a turbine and a turbine center frame. The turbine includes a first plurality of turbine rotor blades and a second plurality of turbine rotor blades alternatingly spaced along the axial direction and rotatable with one another. The turbomachine also includes a bearing assembly substantially completely supporting rotation of the turbine, the bearing assembly including a total of four bearings, each of the four bearings aligned with, or positioned aft of, the turbine center frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Peeyush Pankaj, Shashank Suresh Puranik, Darek Tomasz Zatorski, Christopher Charles Glynn, Richard Schmidt, Bhaskar Nanda Mondal, Ramana Reddy Kollam
  • Publication number: 20200308989
    Abstract: An assembly for removing particles from a fluid stream includes a first particle remover having a main flow outlet emitting a first reduced-particle stream and a scavenge flow outlet emitting a particle-laden stream, as well as a second particle remover fluidly coupled to the scavenge flow outlet and emitting a second reduced-particle stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Jared Peter Buhler, Christopher Charles Glynn, Corey Bourassa, Monty Lee Shelton, Robert Francis Manning, Victor Hugo Silva Correia
  • Patent number: 10781717
    Abstract: A turbomachine includes a turbine frame and a turbine, the turbine including a first plurality of turbine rotor blades and a second plurality of turbine rotor blades alternatingly spaced along the axial direction and rotatable with one another. The turbomachine also includes a first support member assembly including a first support member supporting the first plurality of turbine rotor blades; a second support member assembly including a second support member supporting the second plurality of turbine rotor blades; a frame support member assembly including a frame support member coupled to and extending from the turbine frame; and a bearing assembly including a first bearing and a second bearing. The first bearing is positioned between the first support member and the second support member, and the second bearing is positioned between the frame support member and one of the first support member or the second support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Peeyush Pankaj, Shashank Suresh Puranik, Darek Tomasz Zatorski, Christopher Charles Glynn, Richard Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10738617
    Abstract: A turbomachine includes a turbine section including a turbine center frame and a turbine, the turbine including a plurality of low-speed turbine rotor blades and a plurality of high-speed turbine rotor blades alternatingly spaced along the axial direction. The plurality of low-speed turbine rotor blades each extend between a radial inner end and a radial outer end. At least two of the plurality of low-speed turbine rotor blades are spaced from one another along the axial direction and coupled to one another at the radial outer ends. The turbomachine also includes a gearbox aligned with, or positioned forward of, a midpoint of the turbine. The gearbox includes a first gear coupled to the plurality of low-speed turbine rotor blades, a second gear coupled to the plurality of high-speed turbine rotor blades, and a third gear coupled to the turbine center frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Peeyush Pankaj, Shashank Suresh Puranik, Darek Tomasz Zatorski, Christopher Charles Glynn, Richard Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10704425
    Abstract: An assembly for removing entrained particles from a fluid stream passing through a gas turbine engine includes a first particle remover, a second particle remover fluidly coupled which receives a particle-laden stream from the first particle remover, and a venturi having a fluidly coupled to the second particle remover to increase the pressure differential across the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jared Peter Buhler, Christopher Charles Glynn, Corey Bourassa, Monty Lee Shelton, Robert Francis Manning, Victor Hugo Silva Correia
  • Publication number: 20200124360
    Abstract: A cross-flow heat exchanger for gas turbine engines which may be utilized to transfer heat from one fluid flow 46 to a second independent fluid flow wherein one of the fluid flows has a high differential inlet pressure and temperature. The heat exchanger has robust construction to inhibit mixing of the fluid flows during a single burst duct event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Kupiszewski, Christopher Charles Glynn, Steven Douglas Johnson, John Andrew Kemme, Mehdi Milani Baladi, Michael Epstein
  • Publication number: 20200088051
    Abstract: A nozzle assembly is provided which is, in part, formed of a low coefficient of thermal expansion material. The assembly includes a nozzle fairing formed of the low coefficient of thermal expansion material and includes a metallic strut extending radially through the nozzle fairing. Load is transferred from the nozzle fairing to a static structure in either of two ways: first, the strut may receive the load directly and/or second, load may be transferred from the nozzle fairing to at least one of the inner and outer support rings. Further, the nozzle fairing and strut may allow for internal airflow for cooling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamin Scott Huizenga, Christopher Charles Glynn, Darrell Glenn Senile, Robert Alan Frederick, Michael Todd Radwanski, Michael Ray Tuertscher, Greg Scott Phelps
  • Publication number: 20200088037
    Abstract: An apparatus for a turbine engine comprising an outer casing, an engine core provided within outer casing and having a at least one set of blades, and through which gasses flow in a forward to aft direction, an outer drum located within the outer casing to define an annular cavity. A set of seals extending between the first surface and the second surface to define at least one cooled cavity within the annular cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Arnab Sen, Jeffrey Douglas Rambo, Rajesh Kumar, Bhaskar Nanda Mondal, Alan Roy Stuart, Robert Proctor, Christopher Charles Glynn
  • Publication number: 20200063606
    Abstract: A method is provided for maintaining a gas turbine engine installed on an aircraft, the gas turbine engine including an electric machine mounted at least partially inward of a core air flowpath of the gas turbine engine. The method includes removing a rotor mount connecting a rotor of the electric machine to a rotary component of the gas turbine engine; removing a stator mount connecting a stator of the electric machine to a stationary component of the gas turbine engine; and removing in situ the electric machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Brandon Wayne Miller, Randy M. Vondrell, Darek Tomasz Zatorski, Christopher Charles Glynn