Patents by Inventor Daniel Loringer

Daniel Loringer 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: 9546563
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for an axial turbine including a containment shroud. In one example, an axial turbine for use in an engine system comprises a turbine disc/blisk and a shroud housing the turbine disc/blisk, the shroud including a first region, a second region, and a third region. A thickness of the second region is dependent on a length between the first region and the third region, and the third region has a burst strength that under a burst condition retains one or more fragments of the turbine disc/blisk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Suresha Kumar Panambur, Nagamohan Govinahalli Prabhakar, Subramanya Shankar, Daniel Loringer, Lukas Johnson, Andrew Theogift Jeyanth Selwyn Victor
  • Patent number: 8959913
    Abstract: Various apparatuses and systems are provided for a turbocharger. In one example, the turbocharger system includes a first turbine having an exhaust flow outlet and a second turbine having an exhaust flow inlet. The turbocharger system further includes a transition conduit fluidically coupling the outlet of the first turbine to the inlet of the second turbine, the transition conduit including an expansion region upstream of a first bend, and a bypass which routes exhaust flow around the first turbine, the bypass having an exhaust flow outlet fluidically coupled to the transition conduit downstream of the expansion region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Nagurney, Daniel Loringer, Kendall Swenson, Lukas Johnson, Rodrigo Rodriguez Erdmenger, Amit Sharma, Swaminathan Gopalakrishnan
  • Publication number: 20130266428
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for an axial turbine including a containment shroud. In one example, an axial turbine for use in an engine system comprises a turbine disc/blisk and a shroud housing the turbine disc/blisk, the shroud including a first region, a second region, and a third region. A thickness of the second region is dependent on a length between the first region and the third region, and the third region has a burst strength that under a burst condition retains one or more fragments of the turbine disc/blisk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Suresha Kumar Panambur, Nagamohan Govinahalli Prabhakar, Subramanya Shankar, Daniel Loringer, Lukas Johnson, Andrew Theogift Jeyanth Selwyn Victor
  • Publication number: 20130067917
    Abstract: Various apparatuses and systems are provided for a turbocharger. In one example, the turbocharger system includes a first turbine having an exhaust flow outlet and a second turbine having an exhaust flow inlet. The turbocharger system further includes a transition conduit fluidically coupling the outlet of the first turbine to the inlet of the second turbine, the transition conduit including an expansion region upstream of a first bend, and a bypass which routes exhaust flow around the first turbine, the bypass having an exhaust flow outlet fluidically coupled to the transition conduit downstream of the expansion region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Jonathan Nagurney, Daniel Loringer, Kendall Swenson, Lukas Johnson, Rodrigo Rodriguez Erdmenger, Amit Sharma, Swaminathan Gopalakrishnan
  • 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