Patents by Inventor Joshua R. McNally

Joshua R. McNally 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: 10571128
    Abstract: Gas turbine combustion systems and fuel cartridge assemblies are provided. An exemplary combustion system may comprise a combustor including one or more components, such as a cylindrical combustion liner, a flow sleeve, a main mixer, a radial inflow swirler, a combustor dome, and a fuel cartridge assembly. An exemplary fuel cartridge assembly may comprise first and second fuel manifolds which are connected to respective fuel circuits which supply fuel, such as liquid fuel, through a plurality of fuel passages within the fuel cartridge assembly or to other locations within an associated combustor. The fuel cartridge assembly may further include a plurality of fuel injector tips located at a tip plate of the fuel cartridge assembly through which fuel may be supplied to an associated combustor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: ANSALDO ENERGIA IP UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephen W. Jorgensen, Joshua R. McNally, Douglas Pennell, Donald Gauthier, Pawel Matys, Marc Paskin, Thomas R. Ruck, Peter John Stuttaford, Bernard Tam-Yen Sam
  • Publication number: 20190346142
    Abstract: A diffusion cartridge assembly for a gas turbine engine, and methods of using the same. The diffusion cartridge assembly includes a tip plate with an array of fuel supply openings and a mounting hole radially inward of the array of fuel supply openings, an end cover, and an outer sleeve extending from the tip plate to the end cover and defining an open inner chamber. A fuel supply line is coupled to the end cover and extends within the open inner chamber toward the tip plate. A manifold is coupled to an end of the fuel supply line proximate to the tip plate, and includes an array of fuel injector tips. Each of the fuel injector tips extends through a respective one of the array of fuel supply openings in the tip plate. The manifold also includes a thermally free mounting pin extending into the mounting hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Alfredo Cires, Peter Stuttaford, Matthew Yaquinto, Hany Rizkalla, Khalid Oumejjoud, Fred Hernandez, Bryan Kalb, Nicolas Demougeot, Joshua R. McNally, Ramesh Keshava Bhattu, Bernard Tam-Yen Sam
  • Patent number: 10367229
    Abstract: A phosphoranimine compound comprising a cationic portion bonded to a nitrogen atom of the phosphoranimine compound, a phosphorus atom bonded to the nitrogen atom, pendant groups bonded to the phosphorus atom, and a counterion. An electrolyte solution comprising at least one phosphoranimine compound is also disclosed, as is an energy storage device including the electrolyte solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC
    Inventors: John R Klaehn, Eric J Dufek, Joshua S McNally
  • Patent number: 10132243
    Abstract: A mounting and dismounting device for a liner of a gas turbine includes two inner rails attached at the turbine housing and each one having a first straight portion, two straight outer rails releasably attached at the turbine housing, wherein the adjacent free ends of the inner and outer rails can be positioned in full alignment one to the other. The rails are adapted to support the liner to be moveable in its axial direction. The inner rails include a second straight portion connected to the first straight portion through a curved portion wherein the axis of the second straight portion is parallel to the axis of the combustion gas passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: ANSALDO ENERGIA SWITZERLAND AG
    Inventors: Stephen Wilder Jorgensen, Joshua R. McNally, Heinz Gerber, Davide Aratori, Douglas Anthony Pennel, Daniel Seng
  • Publication number: 20180100439
    Abstract: A sealing arrangement at an interface between a combustor and a turbine of a gas turbine. The turbine can include deflecting vanes at its inlet, which deflecting vanes are each mounted within the turbine so as to define an inner or outer diameter platform and are in sealing engagement via an inner or outer diameter vane tooth with a seal arranged at the corresponding inner or outer diameter part of the outlet of the combustor. The seal is movable and is pressed on the inner or outer diameter vane tooth by a differential pressure such that the pressure of the mainstream hot gas flow is a lower pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicant: ANSALDO ENERGIA SWITZERLAND AG
    Inventors: Marcos ESCUDERO OLANO, Stephan STRUEKEN, Thomas ZIERER, Frank GRAF, Adnan EROGLU, Joshua R. McNALLY, Stephen W. JORGENSEN, Afzal Pasha MOHAMMED
  • Publication number: 20170002742
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dual-fuel operation of a gas turbine combustor are provided. An exemplary gas turbine combustor may comprise one or more components, such as a cylindrical combustion liner, a flow sleeve, a main mixer, a radial inflow swirler, a combustor dome, and a fuel cartridge assembly, one or more of which may be configured to supply either a gaseous or a liquid fuel to the combustion liner, depending on whether gaseous fuel operation or liquid fuel operation of the combustor is desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen W. Jorgensen, Joshua R. McNally, Douglas Pennell, Donald Gauthier, Pawel Matys, Marc Paskin, Thomas R. Ruck, Peter John Stuttaford, Bernard Tam-Yen Sam
  • Publication number: 20170003032
    Abstract: Gas turbine combustion systems and fuel cartridge assemblies are provided. An exemplary combustion system may comprise a combustor including a cylindrical combustion liner, a flow sleeve, a main mixer, a radial inflow swirler, a combustor dome, and a fuel cartridge assembly. An exemplary combustor and/or fuel cartridge assembly may comprise first and second fuel circuits or manifolds. Methods and systems are also provided for staging and controlling a flow of fuel and/or water through different fuel circuits and pilot injectors, to allow purging and ignition using different fuel circuits, pilot injectors, and fuel sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen W. Jorgensen, Joshua R. McNally, Douglas Pennell, Donald Gauthier, Pawel Matys, Marc Paskin, Thomas R. Ruck, Peter John Stuttaford, Bernard Tam-Yen Sam
  • Publication number: 20170002743
    Abstract: Gas turbine combustion systems and fuel cartridge assemblies are provided. An exemplary combustion system may comprise a combustor including one or more components, such as a cylindrical combustion liner, a flow sleeve, a main mixer, a radial inflow swirler, a combustor dome, and a fuel cartridge assembly. An exemplary fuel cartridge assembly may comprise first and second fuel manifolds which are connected to respective fuel circuits which supply fuel, such as liquid fuel, through a plurality of fuel passages within the fuel cartridge assembly or to other locations within an associated combustor. The fuel cartridge assembly may further include a plurality of fuel injector tips located at a tip plate of the fuel cartridge assembly through which fuel may be supplied to an associated combustor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen W. Jorgensen, Joshua R. McNally, Douglas Pennell, Donald Gauthier, Pawel Matys, Marc Paskin, Thomas R. Ruck, Peter John Stuttaford, Bernard Tam-Yen Sam
  • Publication number: 20160265440
    Abstract: A mounting and dismounting device for a liner of a gas turbine includes two inner rails attached at the turbine housing and each one having a first straight portion, two straight outer rails releasably attached at the turbine housing, wherein the adjacent free ends of the inner and outer rails can be positioned in full alignment one to the other. The rails are adapted to support the liner to be moveable in its axial direction. The inner rails include a second straight portion connected to the first straight portion through a curved portion wherein the axis of the second straight portion is parallel to the axis of the combustion gas passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: ANSALDO ENERGIA SWITZERLAND AG
    Inventors: Stephen Wilder Jorgensen, Joshua R. McNally, Heinz Gerber, Davide Aratori, Douglas Anthony Pennel, Daniel Seng
  • Publication number: 20130255276
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a mounting system for a gas turbine transition duct. The mounting system includes a generally C-shaped mounting bracket having a generally radially extending first portion, an arc-shaped second portion, and a generally radially extending third portion. Each of the first portion and third portion includes a spherical bearing and the second portion has a plurality of sets of mounting holes. In another embodiment of the present invention, a gas turbine transition duct is provided having a panel assembly, an aft frame secured to the panel assembly and a mounting system for securing the transition duct to a turbine inlet. The panel assembly includes two formed sheets of metal secured together along axial seams. The panel assembly is secured to an aft frame that is capable of expanding in the circumferential direction due to thermal growth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Alstom Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Stephen W. Jorgensen, Joshua R. McNally, Hany Rizkalla