Patents by Inventor Jean-François Cortequisse

Jean-François Cortequisse 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: 20200217219
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tank (32) for liquid, in particular of a turbine engine such as an aircraft turbojet engine, the tank comprising an external wall (36) with an inner surface (48); an inner chamber intended for containing the liquid of the tank (32) and defined by the inner surface of the external wall; and a system (42) for measuring the level of liquid. The system comprises: a submersible portion matching the inner surface of the wall (36); a clearance (52) separating the submersible portion from the inner surface; and a liquid detector (54) configured to emit a signal towards the submersible portion through the clearance, said signal being configured to be modified in the event that liquid is present in the clearance (52). The invention likewise relates to a method for measuring a level of liquid, and an associated computer program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: SAFRAN AERO BOOSTERS SA
    Inventor: Jean-François Cortequisse
  • Patent number: 10428833
    Abstract: The present application relates to an axial turbomachine low-pressure compressor stator. The stator includes an outer annular casing made of organic matrix composite materials. The stator also has groups of vanes having an outer shroud, several rows of stator vanes spaced axially from one another, and segments of inner shrouds at the inner ends of the vanes. The rows of stator vanes are aligned along the circumference of the casing. Each outer shroud is pressed against the inside of the casing so it can be fastened by means of attachment pins. The outer shroud, and the rows of vanes of said group forming a one-piece assembly. The device of the present application reduces the number of vane attachment elements to a few attachment portions distributed on the shroud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SAFRAN AERO BOOSTERS SA
    Inventor: Jean-François Cortequisse
  • Patent number: 10400625
    Abstract: The invention relates to a blade of a low-pressure compressor of an axial turbine engine. The blade comprises a vane in which a cavity is formed. The vane has a leading edge and a trailing edge, an intrados surface and an extrados surface which extend from the leading edge to the trailing edge, an outer casing which forms the intrados surface and the extrados surface and which delimits the cavity. The blade further comprises closed foam, such as a polymethacrylic foam, which blocks the cavity in order to isolate it from the environment of the blade. The blade further has a three-dimensional lattice which is formed in the cavity and which is integral with the vane of the blade. This barrier protects from chemical attacks and the introduction of impurities. The invention also relates to a production method for a hollow turbine engine blade which is filled with foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Safran Aero Boosters SA
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Cortequisse
  • Patent number: 10392965
    Abstract: The invention comprises a splitter nose of an axial turbomachine, in particular a compressor, the splitter nose comprising: an annular casing an annular conduit for de-icing a separation edge of the splitter nose; the conduit is connected to the casing only in a first zone in the region of a hot air inlet and in a second zone located in a position diametrically opposite the inlet, or forming relative to the axis of the turbomachine an angle ? less than 30° with respect to the position so as to allow expansion deformations of the conduit. The invention also comprises a compressor and a turbomachine comprising such a splitter nose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Safran Aero Boosters SA
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Cortequisse
  • Patent number: 10337340
    Abstract: The present application relates to a stator for a low-pressure compressor of an axial turbine engine. The stator includes an annular row of stator vanes with connection vanes, and support vanes which are grouped into vaned casings. The casings include internal platforms and external platforms, and are integrally produced by means of additive production based on titanium powder. The stator has a circular internal shroud which is formed by the internal platforms of the vanes of the casings and internal shroud segments which are fixed to the connection vanes. The internal platforms include pairs of contact surfaces in order to interlock the shroud segments therein by moving into abutment and sliding against the contact surfaces. The contact surfaces are perpendicular to the rotation axis and form axial stops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SAFRAN AERO BOOSTERS SA
    Inventor: Jean-François Cortequisse
  • Patent number: 10280940
    Abstract: The present application is concerned with a blading structure of a compressor of an axial turbomachine for an aircraft. The blading structure includes a wall, such as a composite internal shroud with an organic matrix, which is intended to radially delimit a primary annular flow of the turbomachine and which comprises a fastening socket. The structure additionally has a blade fastened in the fastening socket and extending radially with respect to the wall, and a fastening layer at the interface between the blade and the socket. The interface includes asperities hugging the fastening layer, so as to ensure anchoring by engagement of material in order to fasten the blade in the socket by bonding. The present application also proposes a low-pressure compressor with an internal shroud with sockets bonded to blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SAFRAN AERO BOOSTERS SA
    Inventor: Jean-François Cortequisse
  • Patent number: 10280758
    Abstract: A composite vane for a low-pressure compressor of an axial-flow turbomachine, wherein the vane comprises a platform and an aerodynamic airfoil having a leading edge and a trailing edge. The airfoil extends into the primary flow of the turbomachine. The airfoil includes a body extending from the leading edge to the trailing edge and a reinforcement of the leading edge of the airfoil. The reinforcement comprises a reinforcing sheet, which extends from the leading edge to the trailing edge, and which is arranged in the thickness of the body in such a way as to reinforce it. In addition, the reinforcement comprises a shell forming the leading edge and which is integral with the sheet. The sheet is a titanium sheet, and the body includes a composite material having an organic matrix charged with fibers. This configuration improves the rigidity and the resistance to corrosion while lightening the airfoil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SAFRAN AERO BOOSTERS SA
    Inventor: Jean-François Cortequisse
  • Patent number: 10113439
    Abstract: The present application relates to a segmented inner shroud of a low-pressure compressor for an axial-flow turbine engine. The shroud includes an axial tubular wall, and a row of apertures formed in the axial wall. Each aperture has opposing edges situated to either side of a stator vane positioned in the aperture for the purpose of its attachment. The axial wall includes a radial flange which passes through the apertures in the circumferential direction of the shroud, so as to form a mechanical link between the opposing edges of the apertures. This mechanical seal permits the opposing edges to be joined together through each aperture, which improves the rigidity and the sealing. The shroud exhibits an E-shaped profile forming a sandwich structure with the annular sealing fins of the rotor, or sealing lips. The present application also relates to a method for the assembly of stator vanes abutting radially against the transverse radial flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: SAFRAN AERO BOOSTERS SA
    Inventor: Jean-François Cortequisse
  • Patent number: 10082038
    Abstract: The invention relates to an axial turbomachine compressor outer casing. The casing comprises a sealing device collaborating with a row of rotor blades. The casing comprises a wall with an annular groove in which the sealing device is housed. The sealing device comprises a segmented outer shroud and a plurality of piezoelectric actuators moving the shroud radially in the groove so as to open or close the functional clearance. The invention also proposes a method for controlling a sealing device for a turbojet engine, the method comprising a step of measuring the altitude and a step of adjusting a clearance according to the altitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Safran Aero Boosters S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Cortequisse, Philippe Minot
  • Patent number: 9951654
    Abstract: The present application relates to a stator blade sector configured to be fixed to a housing of an axial turbomachine, the sector having a plurality of blades with platforms juxtaposed, so as to describe an arc of a circle. At least one of the platforms comprises on its outer face a fixing screw and at least one other platform has no fixing screws, the platforms being fixed together at their adjacent edges. The application also relates to a stator or portion of stator having a housing forming a generally circular wall and blade sectors arranged along the wall. The housing includes several parts connected to each other by longitudinal flanges. Platforms with no fixing screws are located opposite the flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: SAFRAN AERO BOOSTERS SA
    Inventor: Jean-François Cortequisse
  • Patent number: 9816381
    Abstract: The present application relates to a blade of low pressure rectifier axial turbomachine. The blade can also be a rotor blade and/or a turbine blade. The blade includes a composite material with a matrix and a reinforcement that includes a mesh forming a three dimensional structure with a plurality of rods that describe a three-dimensional mesh based on polyhedrons. The three-dimensional structure extends over the majority of the thickness of the blade between the pressure side surface and the suction side surface and/or the majority of the length of the blade between the leading edge and the trailing edge. The rods of the reinforcement are bonded to each other and are distributed throughout the volume between the pressure side surface and the suction side surface of the blade. The rods form a three-dimensional mesh occupying the entire blade. The present application also relates to an iterative method for manufacturing a blade by additional layer manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: SAFRAN AERO BOOSTERS SA
    Inventor: Jean-François Cortequisse
  • Patent number: 9739163
    Abstract: A sealing device of an axial turbomachine, comprising a circular strip with an outer surface and an inner surface; an annular layer of abradable material on one of the outer and inner surfaces of the strip, designed to provide a sealing with an annular row of rotor blades. The surface of the strip covered by the abradable layer comprises at least two perforated circular zones, each with a series of distributed perforations. The surface of the strip covered by the abradable layer further comprises a smooth circular zone disposed axially between the perforated areas. The smooth zone is centered on the outer ends of the rotor blades. The smooth circular zone and the two perforated circular zones improve the adhesion of the abradable layer on the metal strip, and avoid a premature breakdown of the abradable layer in contact with the rotor blades, despite the presence of perforations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Safran Aero Boosters SA
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Cortequisse
  • Patent number: 9670936
    Abstract: The present application relates to a compression stage of a low-pressure compressor of an axial turbomachine, such as a turboprop. The stage includes a rotor with, on its outer surface, two lip seals, each forming a radial annular rib; and a stator which includes an annular row of stator blades extending substantially radially; and an inner shell whose radial cross section includes a central part connected to the inner tips of the blades, a lateral part extending from each side of the central part to one of the two lip seals, respectively, thus forming a rotor with the annular cavity. The shell and the rotor are configured so that the radial section of the annular cavity has a length L1 and a height H, the length L1 being greater than the height H, which initiates rotational movement of the air contained therein. The speed of the air reduces its pressure, which limits downstream to upstream leaks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Safran Aero Boosters SA
    Inventor: Jean-François Cortequisse
  • Publication number: 20170016347
    Abstract: The invention comprises a splitter nose of an axial turbomachine, in particular a compressor, the splitter nose comprising: an annular casing an annular conduit for de-icing a separation edge of the splitter nose; the conduit is connected to the casing only in a first zone in the region of a hot air inlet and in a second zone located in a position diametrically opposite the inlet, or forming relative to the axis of the turbomachine an angle ? less than 30° with respect to the position so as to allow expansion deformations of the conduit. The invention also comprises a compressor and a turbomachine comprising such a splitter nose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Cortequisse
  • Publication number: 20160377091
    Abstract: The present application relates to an axial turbomachine low-pressure compressor stator. The stator includes an outer annular casing made of organic matrix composite materials. The stator also has groups of vanes having an outer shroud, several rows of stator vanes spaced axially from one another, and segments of inner shrouds at the inner ends of the vanes. The rows of stator vanes are aligned along the circumference of the casing. Each outer shroud is pressed against the inside of the casing so it can be fastened by means of attachment pins. The outer shroud, and the rows of vanes of said group forming a one-piece assembly. The device of the present application reduces the number of vane attachment elements to a few attachment portions distributed on the shroud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventor: Jean-François Cortequisse
  • Publication number: 20160341216
    Abstract: The present application is concerned with a blading structure of a compressor of an axial turbomachine for an aircraft. The blading structure includes a wall, such as a composite internal shroud with an organic matrix, which is intended to radially delimit a primary annular flow of the turbomachine and which comprises a fastening socket. The structure additionally has a blade fastened in the fastening socket and extending radially with respect to the wall, and a fastening layer at the interface between the blade and the socket. The interface includes asperities hugging the fastening layer, so as to ensure anchoring by engagement of material in order to fasten the blade in the socket by bonding. The present application also proposes a low-pressure compressor with an internal shroud with sockets bonded to blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventor: Jean-François Cortequisse
  • Publication number: 20160258297
    Abstract: The present application relates to a composite airfoil for a low-pressure compressor of an axial-flow turbomachine. The airfoil includes a platform and an aerodynamic airfoil having a leading edge and a trailing edge. The airfoil extends into the primary flow of the turbomachine. The airfoil includes a body extending from the leading edge to the trailing edge and a reinforcement of the leading edge of the airfoil. The reinforcement includes a reinforcing sheet, which extends from the leading edge to the trailing edge, and which is arranged in the thickness of the body in such a way as to reinforce it. In addition, the reinforcement includes a shell forming the leading edge and which is integral with the sheet. The sheet is a titanium sheet, and the body includes a composite material having an organic matrix charged with fibres. This configuration improves the rigidity and the resistance to corrosion while lightening the airfoil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventor: Jean-François Cortequisse
  • Publication number: 20160138413
    Abstract: The present application relates to a segmented inner shroud of a low-pressure compressor for an axial-flow turbine engine. The shroud includes an axial tubular wall, and a row of apertures formed in the axial wall. Each aperture has opposing edges situated to either side of a stator vane positioned in the aperture for the purpose of its attachment. The axial wall includes a radial flange which passes through the apertures in the circumferential direction of the shroud, so as to form a mechanical link between the opposing edges of the apertures. This mechanical seal permits the opposing edges to be joined together through each aperture, which improves the rigidity and the sealing. The shroud exhibits an E-shaped profile forming a sandwich structure with the annular sealing fins of the rotor, or sealing lips. The present application also relates to a method for the assembly of stator vanes abutting radially against the transverse radial flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventor: Jean-François Cortequisse
  • Publication number: 20160130960
    Abstract: The present application relates to a stator for a low-pressure compressor of an axial turbine engine. The stator includes an annular row of stator vanes with connection vanes, and support vanes which are grouped into vaned casings. The casings include internal platforms and external platforms, and are integrally produced by means of additive production based on titanium powder. The stator has a circular internal shroud which is formed by the internal platforms of the vanes of the casings and internal shroud segments which are fixed to the connection vanes. The internal platforms include pairs of contact surfaces in order to interlock the shroud segments therein by moving into abutment and sliding against the contact surfaces. The contact surfaces are perpendicular to the rotation axis and form axial stops.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventor: Jean-François Cortequisse
  • Publication number: 20160115822
    Abstract: The invention relates to a blade of a low-pressure compressor of an axial turbine engine. The blade comprises a vane in which a cavity is formed. The vane has a leading edge and a trailing edge, an intrados surface and an extrados surface which extend from the leading edge to the trailing edge, an outer casing which forms the intrados surface and the extrados surface and which delimits the cavity. The blade further comprises closed foam, such as a polymethacrylic foam, which blocks the cavity in order to isolate it from the environment of the blade. The blade further has a three-dimensional lattice which is formed in the cavity and which is integral with the vane of the blade. This barrier protects from chemical attacks and the introduction of impurities. The invention also relates to a production method for a hollow turbine engine blade which is filled with foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Cortequisse