Patents by Inventor Francesco Bertini

Francesco Bertini 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: 11125089
    Abstract: A turbomachinery apparatus includes: a turbine, including: a turbine component defining an arcuate flowpath surface; an array of axial-flow turbine airfoils extending from the flowpath surface, the turbine airfoils defining spaces therebetween; and a plurality of fences extending from the flowpath surface, in the spaces between the turbine airfoils, each fence having opposed concave and convex sides extending between a leading edge and a trailing edge, wherein the fences have a nonzero camber and a constant thickness, are axially located near the leading edges of adjacent turbine airfoils, and wherein at least one of a chord dimension of the fences and a span dimension of the fences is less than the corresponding dimension of the turbine airfoils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: General Electric Company, GE Avio S.r.l.
    Inventors: Francesco Bertini, Aspi Rustom Wadia, Lyle D. Dailey, Andrea Arnone, Filippo Rubechini, Matteo Giovannini, Paul Hadley Vitt, Jeffrey Donald Clements
  • Publication number: 20210270137
    Abstract: A turbine engine with at least a compressor section, combustor section, turbine section and a set of airfoils. The airfoils include geometric characteristics to create a high contraction ratio (CR), a low blade turning (BT) at a radially inward location the airfoil, a low solidity, or a low aspect ratio (AR).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Ernesto Sozio, Francesco Bertini, Jeffrey Donald Clements, Jonathan Ong, Lyle Douglas Dailey, Paul Hadley Vitt, Matteo Renato Usseglio
  • Publication number: 20200362713
    Abstract: A turbomachinery apparatus includes: a turbine, including: a turbine component defining an arcuate flowpath surface; an array of axial-flow turbine airfoils extending from the flowpath surface, the turbine airfoils defining spaces therebetween; and a plurality of fences extending from the flowpath surface, in the spaces between the turbine airfoils, each fence having opposed concave and convex sides extending between a leading edge and a trailing edge, wherein the fences have a nonzero camber and a constant thickness, are axially located near the leading edges of adjacent turbine airfoils, and wherein at least one of a chord dimension of the fences and a span dimension of the fences is less than the corresponding dimension of the turbine airfoils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Francesco Bertini, Aspi Rustom Wadia, Lyle D. Dailey, Andrea Arnone, Filippo Rubechinni, Matteo Giovanni, Paul Hadley Vitt, Jeffrey Donald Clements
  • Publication number: 20200049014
    Abstract: A turbomachinery apparatus (10) includes: a turbine (22), including: a turbine component (36) defining at least one arcuate flowpath surface (40); an array of axial-flow turbine airfoils (46) extending from the flowpath surface, the turbine airfoils defining spaces therebetween; and a plurality of splitter airfoils (146) extending from the at least one flowpath surface, in the spaces between the turbine airfoils, each splitter airfoil having opposed pressure and suction sides extending between a leading edge and a trailing edge, wherein the splitter airfoils have a thickness ratio which is less than a thickness ratio of the turbine airfoils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey Donald Clements, Paul Hadley Vitt, Francesco Bertini, Aspi Rustom Wadia, Ganesh Seshadri, Mahendran Manoharan, Ravikanth Avancha
  • Patent number: 9506348
    Abstract: According to the method, a turbine aerofoil is made starting from a reference aerofoil, locally reducing the metallic exit angle at the trailing edge in two areas which substantially correspond, in use, to the position of the peaks of the secondary flows in the boundary layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: GE AVIO S.r.L.
    Inventor: Francesco Bertini
  • Publication number: 20140298651
    Abstract: According to the method, a turbine aerofoil is made starting from a reference aerofoil, locally reducing the metallic exit angle at the trailing edge in two areas which substantially correspond, in use, to the position of the peaks of the secondary flows in the boundary layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: GE AVIO S.r.L.
    Inventor: Francesco Bertini