Patents by Inventor Christopher Wolfe

Christopher Wolfe 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).

  • Publication number: 20070248452
    Abstract: An abradable structure is provided on an inner face of a stationary component of the rotary machine or on a rotating component. During operation of the rotary machine, operating fluid pressure biases the stationary component against the rotating component, allowing minimal clearances to be maintained between the rotating component and the stationary component resulting in reduced fluid leakage and increased efficiency of the rotary machine. During start-up, shut down, or other transient conditions of the machine, a retractable mechanism biases the stationary component away from the rotating component ensuring preservation of a plurality of teeth provided on the stationary component or the rotating component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2006
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Inventors: Bruce Brisson, Christopher Wolfe, Kripa Varanasi
  • Publication number: 20070132193
    Abstract: A method for operating a compliant abradable sealing system includes biasing a radially movable sealing element to contact a mating radially fixed sealing element. The radially fixed sealing element is rotated relative to the radially movable sealing element. The radially fixed sealing element is provided on a rotor. The radially movable sealing element is provided in a stator housing. The radial movement of the movable sealing element is limited by a stopping device provided between the movable sealing element and the stator housing. A plurality of permanent sealing grooves are formed in the radially movable sealing element to form a zero-clearance labyrinth seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Inventors: Christopher Wolfe, Farshad Ghasripoor, Mohsen Salehi, Bruce Brisson
  • Publication number: 20070125092
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine system. The system includes a compressor with a first compressor stage and a second compressor stage, a turbine with a first turbine stage and a second turbine stage, a first flow path connecting the first compressor stage and the first turbine stage, a second flow path connecting the second compressor stage and the second turbine stage, a crossover flow path connecting the first flow path and the second flow path, and an ejector positioned about the crossover flow path and the first flow path. The ejector may be a variable motive nozzle ejector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Christopher Wolfe, Douglas Beadie, Kenneth Whaling, David Ball, Kevin McGovern, Ravi Eluripati, Omprakash Samudrala
  • Publication number: 20070082287
    Abstract: Continuous processes for producing toner compositions are provided utilizing spinning disc reactors, rotating tubular reactors, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Publication date: April 12, 2007
    Inventors: Christopher Wolfe, Mark Jackson, Chieh-Min Cheng, Emily Moore, Louis Isganitis
  • Publication number: 20070082980
    Abstract: Processes for continuously forming latex emulsions useful in preparing toners are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Publication date: April 12, 2007
    Inventors: Zhen Lai, Chieh-Min Cheng, Christopher Wolfe, Mark Jackson
  • Publication number: 20070000713
    Abstract: A powertrain mounting system includes a pair of engine and transmission mount assemblies. The engine mount assemblies include an isolator assembly having an elastomeric bushing with an encapsulated mounting member, an integral snubber, and a bracket assembly having a one piece can arranged to house the bushing and having an interlock arranged to engage the bushing. The bushing is press-fit into the can and arranged to isolate the mounting member from the can thereby dampening powertrain vibration and controlling powertrain movement, and the snubber is arranged to limit movement of the bushing relative to the can. The transmission mount assembly includes a support member, a pair of isolators positioned relative to each other, and a pair of mounting brackets positioned on the isolators; wherein the isolators are arranged to maintain the mounting brackets in spaced relation to the support member thereby dampening powertrain vibration and controlling powertrain movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Inventors: Hamid Mir, Adrian VanCampenhout, Christopher Wolfe, John Richardson, John Boughton, Ted Thelen, Larry Bell, Brian Rahn
  • Publication number: 20060179613
    Abstract: A knob for furniture consists of a knob head (2), on the underside of which a knob base (3) protrudes. The knob head and base include a hollow cavity(s) resulting in a reduction of material requirements in the manufacture of the knob. Within a central cavity (5) in the knob base (3), there is a threaded hole (7) to accommodate a fastener screw (8). The threaded bore is disposed at a distance from the underside end of the knob base creating the cavity which results in the material savings during manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Inventors: Horst Lautenschlager, Earl Forest, Christopher Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20060174446
    Abstract: A knob (1) for furniture includes a knob top (4), on the under side of which a separate knob base (5) is connected. The knob top (4) and the knob base (5) are concentric and enclose an interior hollow space (6). A threaded bore (9) is formed in a central shaft (8) extending from the inner wall (7) of the knob top (4). A fastener (2) extends through a central hole (16) of the knob base (5) and is screwed into the threaded hole (9). The central protrusion (8) may be extended to be received with in the opening of the base (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Publication date: August 10, 2006
    Inventors: Horst Lautenschlager, Earl Forest, Christopher Wolfe