Patents by Inventor Gerhard Heinz

Gerhard Heinz 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: 10689983
    Abstract: An impulse body module a turbine stage of a gas turbine includes a holder component of one-piece construction, with a base and surrounding side walls arranged at the base, wherein the side walls and the base define a holding chamber; an insert component, of one-piece construction, which is inserted into the holding chamber of the holder component, wherein the holder component and the insert component accommodated therein define a number of mutually separated cavities, and wherein an impulse body, in particular a sphere, is accommodated in each cavity; and a closure component of one-piece construction, which is joined to the holder component in a material-bonded manner where the holding chamber is closed and the insert component is surrounded by the holder component and the closure component. The holder component has at least one base projection in the region of its base, which extends away from the holding chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventors: Markus Schlemmer, Andreas Hartung, Gerhard-Heinz Roesele, Martin Pernleitner, Manfred Schill, Manfred Feldmann, Adrian Ehrenberg
  • Patent number: 10589227
    Abstract: A system for capturing carbon dioxide CO2 by carbonation in a circulating fluidized bed (CFB) carbonation reactor wherein temperature profile is adjusted by recirculation of solid fractions of metal oxide MeO and metal carbonate MeCO3 to the CFB carbonation reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Charles Balfe, Olaf Stallmann, Gerhard Heinz
  • Patent number: 10570752
    Abstract: An impulse element module for a turbomachine, in particular a turbine stage of a gas turbine, preferably an aircraft gas turbine, including a single-unit receptacle component having a base and side walls that extend peripherally thereon, the side walls and the base bounding a receiving space; a single-unit insert component having a form that is inserted into receiving space of receptacle component; together, the receptacle component and the insert component accommodated therein being designed to define a plurality of spaced apart cavities; and an impulse element, in particular a sphere, being accommodated in each cavity; and a single-unit sealing component that is joined in a material-to-material bond to the receptacle component in a way that allows the receiving space to be sealed and the insert component to be surrounded by the receptacle component and the sealing component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventors: Gerhard-Heinz Roesele, Markus Schlemmer, Andreas Hartung
  • Patent number: 10526901
    Abstract: A turbomachine blade assembly including a turbomachine blade (1), in particular for a gas turbine, and at least one tuning element container including a housing (10) attached to the turbomachine blade and an insert (20) disposed in a recess (11) of this housing. A wall (20; 21) of the insert spaces apart two first cavities (31), which each accommodate at least one tuning element (40) provided for impacting contact with the housing (10) and the insert (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventors: Markus Schlemmer, Gerhard-Heinz Roesele, Andreas Hartung
  • Patent number: 10247005
    Abstract: A blade or vane arrangement for a turbomachine includes a turbomachine blade or vane and at least one tuning element guide housing with at least one cavity, in which at least one tuning element, which is provided for impact contact with the tuning element guide housing is taken up, the tuning element guide housing being arranged in a recess of the turbomachine blade or vane, wherein the cavity of the tuning element guide housing in which the tuning element is taken up, is closed in a gas-tight manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventors: Andreas Hartung, Manfred Schill, Gerhard-Heinz Roesele
  • Publication number: 20180119552
    Abstract: An impulse body module a turbine stage of a gas turbine includes a holder component of one-piece construction, with a base and surrounding side walls arranged at the base, wherein the side walls and the base define a holding chamber; an insert component, of one-piece construction, which is inserted into the holding chamber of the holder component, wherein the holder component and the insert component accommodated therein define a number of mutually separated cavities, and wherein an impulse body, in particular a sphere, is accommodated in each cavity; and a closure component of one-piece construction, which is joined to the holder component in a material-bonded manner where the holding chamber is closed and the insert component is surrounded by the holder component and the closure component. The holder component has at least one base projection in the region of its base, which extends away from the holding chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventors: Markus Schlemmer, Andreas Hartung, Gerhard-Heinz Roesele, Martin Pernleitner, Manfred Schill, Manfred Feldmann, Adrian Ehrenberg
  • Publication number: 20170335695
    Abstract: A turbomachine blade assembly including a turbomachine blade (1), in particular for a gas turbine, and at least one tuning element container including a housing (10) attached to the turbomachine blade and an insert (20) disposed in a recess (11) of this housing. A wall (20; 21) of the insert spaces apart two first cavities (31), which each accommodate at least one tuning element (40) provided for impacting contact with the housing (10) and the insert (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Markus Schlemmer, Gerhard-Heinz Roesele, Andreas Hartung
  • Publication number: 20170321557
    Abstract: An impulse element module for a turbomachine, in particular a turbine stage of a gas turbine, preferably an aircraft gas turbine, including a single-unit receptacle component having a base and side walls that extend peripherally thereon, the side walls and the base bounding a receiving space; a single-unit insert component having a form that is inserted into receiving space of receptacle component; together, the receptacle component and the insert component accommodated therein being designed to define a plurality of spaced apart cavities; and an impulse element, in particular a sphere, being accommodated in each cavity; and a single-unit sealing component that is joined in a material-to-material bond to the receptacle component in a way that allows the receiving space to be sealed and the insert component to be surrounded by the receptacle component and the sealing component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Gerhard-Heinz ROESELE, Markus Schlemmer, Andreas Hartung
  • Patent number: 9701544
    Abstract: A method for calcination includes providing a heated coarse solid particle stream with a carbon dioxide rich sorbent to a reactor having a rotatable container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Charles Balfe, Gerhard Heinz, Olaf Stallmann, Christoph Weingärtner
  • Publication number: 20170144104
    Abstract: A system for capturing carbon dioxide CO2 by carbonation in a circulating fluidized bed (CFB) carbonation reactor wherein temperature profile is adjusted by recirculation of solid fractions of metal oxide MeO and metal carbonate MeCO3 to the CFB carbonation reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Charles BALFE, Olaf STALLMANN, Gerhard HEINZ
  • Publication number: 20170113944
    Abstract: A method for calcination includes providing a heated coarse solid particle stream with a carbon dioxide rich sorbent to a reactor having a rotatable container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Charles BALFE, Gerhard HEINZ, Olaf STALLMANN, Christoph WEINGÄRTNER
  • Patent number: 9573096
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for capturing carbon dioxide CO2 by carbonation in a circulating fluidized bed (CFB) carbonation reactor wherein temperature profile is adjusted by recirculation of solid fractions of metal oxide MeO and metal carbonate MeCO3 to the CFB carbonation reactor. Also a system recirculating the metal oxide MeO and metal carbonate MeCO3 is provided by the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Charles Balfe, Olaf Stallmann, Gerhard Heinz
  • Patent number: 9573848
    Abstract: A method for calcination of a carbon dioxide rich sorbent (containing CaCO3) includes combusting in a furnace a fuel with an oxidizer, supplying heat transfer (HT) solids into the furnace and heating them, transferring the HT solid particles from the furnace to a reactor having a rotatable container, supplying a carbon dioxide rich solid sorbent (containing CaCO3) into the rotatable container, rotating the rotatable container for mixing the solid particles and the carbon dioxide rich solid sorbent for transferring heat from the solid particles to the carbon dioxide rich solid sorbent and generating carbon dioxide and carbon dioxide lean solid sorbent (mainly CaO), discharging the carbon dioxide and the carbon dioxide lean solid sorbent from the rotatable container and the subsequent classification of the HT solids from the lean sorbent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Charles Balfe, Gerhard Heinz, Olaf Stallmann, Christoph Weingärtner
  • Publication number: 20160138401
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a blade or vane arrangement for a turbomachine having a turbomachine blade or vane (10) and at least one tuning element guide housing (21, 22) with at least one cavity (11), in which at least one tuning element (3), which is provided for impact contact with the tuning element guide housing is taken up, the tuning element guide housing being arranged in a recess (12) of the turbomachine blade or vane, wherein the cavity (11) of the tuning element guide housing (21, 22) in which the tuning element (3) is taken up, is closed in a gas-tight manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Andreas Hartung, Manfred Schill, Gerhard-Heinz Roesele
  • Publication number: 20150368157
    Abstract: A method for calcination of a carbon dioxide rich sorbent (containing CaCO3) includes combusting in a furnace a fuel with an oxidizer, supplying heat transfer (HT) solids into the furnace and heating them, transferring the HT solid particles from the furnace to a reactor having a rotatable container, supplying a carbon dioxide rich solid sorbent (containing CaCO3) into the rotatable container, rotating the rotatable container for mixing the solid particles and the carbon dioxide rich solid sorbent for transferring heat from the solid particles to the carbon dioxide rich solid sorbent and generating carbon dioxide and carbon dioxide lean solid sorbent (mainly CaO), discharging the carbon dioxide and the carbon dioxide lean solid sorbent from the rotatable container and the subsequent classification of the HT solids from the lean sorbent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Charles BALFE, Gerhard HEINZ, Olaf STALLMANN, Christoph WEINGÄRTNER
  • Publication number: 20150236354
    Abstract: The invention relates to colloidal dispersions comprising nano-sized precious metal particles (e.g. platinum or platinum alloy particles) and at least one ionomer component having acidic groups. The method for its manufacturing is based on a neutralization and dissolving process of a suitable precious metal precursor compound with a liquid acidic ionomer component, followed by a reduction step. Suitable precious metal precursors consist of precious metal atoms, hydrogen atoms, oxygen atoms and optionally carbon atoms. Examples for precursors are H2Pt(OH)6, Pd(OH)2 or Ir(OH)4, preferred reducing agents are aliphatic alcohols or hydrogen. The invention further relates to pre-products for the manufacture of such colloidal dispersions, namely to compositions which contain precious metal precursors and at least one acidic ionomer compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Matthias Binder, Gerhard Heinz, Alessandro Ghielmi, Holger Dziallas, Volker Baenisch
  • Patent number: 8961913
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a system for cleaning a CO2 rich flue gas stream containing water vapor and NOX prior to CO2 sequestration. The method and system include heating the flue gas stream to a temperature suitable for selective catalytic reduction (SCR) of NOX in a flue gas heater, reducing at least some of the NOX in the heated flue gas stream to N2 by SCR, and removing at least some of the water vapor from the NOX depleted flue gas stream by adsorption in an adsorption drier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Olaf Stallmann, Gerhard Heinz, Klaus Schnieder
  • Publication number: 20150017081
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for capturing carbon dioxide CO2 by carbonation in a circulating fluidized bed (CFB) carbonation reactor wherein temperature profile is adjusted by recirculation of solid fractions of metal oxide MeO and metal carbonate MeCO3 to the CFB carbonation reactor. Also a system recirculating the metal oxide MeO and metal carbonate MeCO3 is provided by the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Charles BALFE, Olaf Stallmann, Gerhard Heinz
  • Patent number: 8871165
    Abstract: A method for combustion of a fuel and treatment of the resulting flue gas includes: combusting a fuel to produce a hot flue gas stream containing at least carbon dioxide (CO2) and sulfur dioxide (SO2), bringing the flue gas stream into contact with solid calcium oxide (CaO) in a carbonation reactor operating at a temperature at which CO2 in the flue gas reacts with CaO to form solid calcium carbonate (CaCO3), heating CaCO3 in a calcination reactor operating at a temperature at which CaCO3 is converted to CaO and CO2, and recirculating CaO formed in the calcination reactor back to the carbonation reactor. Heating can be at least partially effected by indirect heat exchange with hot flue gas from the combustion. Flue gas used for the indirect heat exchange can be subsequently subjected to dry desulfurization before it is brought into contact with CaO in the carbonation reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Olaf Stallmann, Gerhard Heinz, Peter Ulrich Koss
  • Publication number: 20140102343
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and system for combustion of a fuel and treatment of the resulting flue gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Olaf STALLMANN, Gerhard Heinz, Peter Ulrich Koss