Patents by Inventor Jonathan Nagurney

Jonathan Nagurney 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8888449
    Abstract: Various systems and apparatuses are provided for a flow delivery system for an engine. In one example, a system includes a first turbine providing an exhaust flow and a second turbine having an inlet and being fluidically coupled to the first turbine. The second turbine further includes a plurality of nozzle vanes positioned within the inlet of the turbine. A transition conduit is curved about an axis and coupled to the inlet and to the first turbine. The transition conduit is configured to impart an angular momentum component to at least a portion of the exhaust flow, and includes a slot that delivers at least a portion of the exhaust flow to the plurality of nozzle vanes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kendall Roger Swenson, Jonathan Nagurney
  • Publication number: 20130231806
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for operating a vehicle including an engine comprising a turbocharger including a compressor and a turbine. The engine further includes a bypass path configured to selectively route gas from downstream of the compressor to upstream of the turbine. In one embodiment, the method comprises selectively increasing gas flow to the engine by adjusting gas flow through the bypass path from downstream of the compressor to upstream of the turbine. In this manner, the performance of the engine may be adjusted for various operating conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventors: Kevin Paul Bailey, John Dowell, Frederick Thwaites, Jonathan Nagurney
  • 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: 20110307127
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for operating a vehicle including an engine comprising a turbocharger including a compressor and a turbine. The engine further includes a bypass path configured to selectively route gas from downstream of the compressor to upstream of the turbine. In one embodiment, the method comprises selectively increasing gas flow to the engine by adjusting gas flow through the bypass path from downstream of the compressor to upstream of the turbine. In this manner, the performance of the engine may be adjusted for various operating conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Kendall Roger Swenson, Roy Primus, Lukas Johnson, Mark Stablein, Kevin Paul Bailey, John Dowell, Frederick Thwaites, Jonathan Nagurney