Patents by Inventor Joshua Tyler Mook

Joshua Tyler Mook 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: 11300295
    Abstract: A fuel nozzle apparatus includes: an outer body having an exterior surface and a plurality of openings in the exterior surface. An inner body is disposed inside the outer body, cooperating with the outer body to define an annular space. A main injection ring is disposed in the annular space and includes an array of fuel posts extending outward therefrom, each fuel post including a perimeter wall defining a lateral surface and a recessed floor. Each fuel post is aligned with one of the openings and separated from the opening by a perimeter gap defined between the opening and the lateral surface. A main fuel gallery extends within the main injection ring. The main injection ring includes plurality of main fuel orifices, each main fuel orifice communicating with the main fuel gallery and extending through one of the fuel posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Anthony Benjamin, Joshua Tyler Mook, Sean James Henderson, Ramon Martinez
  • Patent number: 11296628
    Abstract: Systems and methods for converting energy are provided. In one aspect, the system includes a closed cycle engine having a piston body and a piston assembly movable within the piston body. An electric machine is operatively coupled with the piston assembly and operable to generate electrical power. An electrical device is in communication with the electric machine. The system includes a control system having sensors, a controllable device, and a controller. The controller is configured to determine whether a load change on the electric machine is anticipated based at least in part on received data indicative of a load state of the electrical device; in response to whether the load change is anticipated, determine a control command for adjusting an output of at least one of the engine and the electric machine; and cause the controllable device to adjust the output based at least in part on the control command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Scott Douglas Waun, Michael Thomas Gansler, Mary Kathryn Thompson, Joshua Tyler Mook, Michael Robert Notarnicola, Aigbedion Akwara, Kevin Michael VandeVoorde
  • Publication number: 20220074346
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to monolithic superstructures for supporting a rotating shaft coupled to a rotor relative to a stator. An integral superstructure supports the rotating component. The superstructure includes a bearing portion that contacts the shaft. A stator portion, is spaced a critical dimension radially outward, from the rotor. A first annular transfer portion extends axially forward from the bearing to the stator portion. A second annular transfer portion extends axially aft from the stator portion to a mounting flange. The mounting flange connects the superstructure to a frame. The superstructure maintains a critical dimension between the rotor and the stator as the temperature of the superstructure increases. The rotor may be a compressor impeller in a gas turbine engine and the stator may be an aero component that transfers air into a combustor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Joshua Tyler Mook, John Alan Manteiga, Christopher Williams
  • Publication number: 20220074367
    Abstract: A piston apparatus may include a plurality of piston assemblies respectively having a first piston body and a first piston disposed within a first volume defined by the first piston body, a second piston body and a second piston disposed within a second volume defined by the second piston body, and a connection member coupled to the first piston and the second piston. The first and second volume may respectively include an expansion chamber and a compression chamber defined by opposite sides of the corresponding piston. The respective expansion chambers may fluidly communicate with a corresponding compression chamber of another one of the piston assemblies. The first volume of a first piston assembly may fluidly communicate with the first volume and the second volume of a second piston assembly, and the first volume of a third piston assembly may fluidly communicate with the first volume and the second volume of the second piston assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Joshua Tyler Mook, Kevin Michael VandeVoorde, Aigbedion Akwara, Michael Robert Notarnicola
  • Patent number: 11268476
    Abstract: An energy conversion apparatus may include an engine assembly, such as a monolithic engine assembly, that includes a first heater body and a first engine body. The first heater body may define a first portion of a first monolithic body or at least a portion of a first monolithic body-segment. The first engine body may define a second portion of the first monolithic body or at least a portion of a second monolithic body-segment operably coupled or operably couplable to the first heater body. The engine assembly may include a second heater body and/or a second engine body. The second heater body may define a portion of a second monolithic body or a third monolithic body-segment. The second engine body may define a portion of the second monolithic body or a fourth monolithic body-segment operably coupled or operably couplable to the second heater body and/or the first engine body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Joshua Tyler Mook, Michael Thomas Gansler, Scott Douglas Waun, Kevin Michael VandeVoorde, Aigbedion Akwara, Michael Robert Notarnicola, Jason Joseph Bellardi, Mohammed El Hacin Sennoun, Mary Kathryn Thompson, Mohamed Osama
  • Patent number: 11248559
    Abstract: Systems and methods for converting energy are provided. In one aspect, the system includes a closed cycle engine defining a cold side. The system also includes a bottoming-cycle loop. A pump is operable to move a working fluid along the bottoming-cycle loop. A cold side heat exchanger is positioned along the bottoming-cycle loop in a heat exchange relationship with the cold side of the closed cycle engine. A constant density heat exchanger is positioned along the bottoming-cycle loop downstream of the cold side heat exchanger and upstream of an expansion device. The constant density heat exchanger is operable to hold a volume of the working fluid flowing therethrough at constant density while increasing, via a heat source, the temperature and pressure of the working fluid. The expansion device receives the working fluid at elevated temperature and pressure and extracts thermal energy from the working fluid to produce work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Robert Notarnicola, Joshua Tyler Mook, Kevin Michael VandeVoorde, Aigbedion Akwara, Mohammed El Hacin Sennoun, Mary Kathryn Thompson
  • Publication number: 20220034281
    Abstract: An engine body may include a piston body comprising a piston chamber and a regenerator body comprising a regenerator conduit. An engine body may include a working-fluid heat exchanger body comprising a plurality of working-fluid pathways fluidly communicating between the piston chamber and the regenerator conduit. Additionally, or alternatively, an engine body may include a heater body comprising a plurality of heating fluid pathways and the plurality of working-fluid pathways. The heating fluid pathways may have a heat transfer relationship with the working fluid pathways. The working-fluid pathways may fluidly communicate between the piston chamber and the regenerator conduit. The engine body may include a monolithic body defined at least in part by the piston body, the regenerator body, and the working-fluid heat exchanger body, and/or defined at least in part by the piston body, the regenerator body, and the heater body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Kevin Michael VandeVoorde, Joshua Tyler Mook, Michael Thomas Gansler, Scott Douglas Waun, Aigbedion Akwara, Michael Robert Notarnicola, Jason Joseph Bellardi, Mohammed El Hacin Sennoun, Mary Kathryn Thompson, Mohamed Osama, Victor Luis Marrero Ortiz
  • Publication number: 20210381467
    Abstract: A constant density heat exchanger and system for energy conversion is provided. The constant density heat exchanger includes a housing extending between a first end and a second end and defining a chamber having an inlet and an outlet. A first flow control device is positioned at the inlet of the chamber and movable between an open position in which a working fluid is permitted into the chamber and a closed position in which the working fluid is prevented from entering the chamber. A second flow control device is positioned at the outlet of the chamber and movable between an open position in which the working fluid is permitted to exit the chamber and a closed position in which the working fluid is prevented from exiting the chamber. A heat exchange fluid imparts thermal energy to the volume of working fluid as the first flow control device and the second flow control device hold the volume of working fluid at constant density within the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Robert Notarnicola, Joshua Tyler Mook, Kevin Michael VandeVoorde, Aigbedion Akwara, Mohammed El Hacin Sennoun, Mary Kathryn Thompson, Scott Douglas Waun, Michael Thomas Gansler
  • Patent number: 11193385
    Abstract: A turbomachine includes a compressor section, a turbine section, and a rotary component. The rotary component is attached to and rotatable with a portion of at least one of the compressor section and the turbine section. The turbomachine additionally includes a seal having a gas bearing. The gas bearing defines an inner surface along a radial direction of the turbomachine, a high pressure end, and a low pressure end. The gas bearing supports the rotary component and also prevents an airflow from the high pressure end to the low pressure end between the rotary component and the inner surface of the gas bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Joshua Tyler Mook, Bugra Han Ertas, Jason Joseph Bellardi, Nathan Evan McCurdy Gibson
  • Patent number: 11193449
    Abstract: An engine apparatus, in which each piston assembly includes a piston attached to a connection member at a first end and a second end. Each piston of the piston assembly defines a first chamber and a second chamber separated by the piston. The first chamber and the second chamber are each defined at the first end and at the second end. Each first chamber of one piston assembly is fluidly connected to the second chamber at a different piston assembly. At least one first chamber at the first end is fluidly connected to a respective second chamber at the second end. At least one first chamber at the second end is fluidly connected to a respective second chamber at the first end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Joshua Tyler Mook, Kevin Michael VandeVoorde, Aigbedion Akwara, Michael Robert Notarnicola
  • Publication number: 20210370588
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a green body part comprises depositing a layer of a powder on a working surface; and selectively depositing a binder solution comprising a thermoplastic binder, a fluorescent material, and a binder medium into the layer of powder in a pattern representative of a structure of a layer of the green body part. The thermoplastic binder comprises one or more polymer strands dissolved in a solvent medium having an average molecular weight from greater than or equal to 7,000 g/mol to less than or equal to 100,000 g/mol. Binder solutions comprising fluorescent material and green body parts adhered together using the same are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Arunkumar Natarajan, Joshua Tyler Mook, Kwok Pong Chan, William C. Alberts, Vadim Bromberg
  • Patent number: 11181072
    Abstract: A monolithic combustor body may provide multi-stage combustion. A combustor body may include a combustion chamber body and a plurality of heating walls that include a heat sink. The combustion chamber body may be disposed annularly about a longitudinal axis and defining a combustion chamber. The plurality of heating walls may include heat sink. The plurality of heating walls may occupy a radially or concentrically outward position relative to the combustion chamber and may define a corresponding plurality of combustion-gas pathways fluidly communicating with at least a proximal portion of the combustion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Joshua Tyler Mook, Kevin Michael VandeVoorde, Aigbedion Akwara, Michael Robert Notarnicola, Jason Joseph Bellardi, Mohammed El Hacin Sennoun, Mohamed Osama, Zachary William Nagel
  • Patent number: 11174786
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to monolithic superstructures for supporting a rotating shaft coupled to a rotor relative to a stator. An integral superstructure supports the rotating component. The superstructure includes a bearing portion that contacts the shaft. A stator portion, is spaced a critical dimension radially outward, from the rotor. A first annular transfer portion extends axially forward from the bearing to the stator portion. A second annular transfer portion extends axially aft from the stator portion to a mounting flange. The mounting flange connects the superstructure to a frame. The superstructure maintains a critical dimension between the rotor and the stator as the temperature of the superstructure increases. The rotor may be a compressor impeller in a gas turbine engine and the stator may be an aero component that transfers air into a combustor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Joshua Tyler Mook, John Alan Manteiga, Christopher Williams
  • Patent number: 11174814
    Abstract: A monolithic engine assembly may include an engine body that includes a regenerator body. The engine body and the regenerator body may respectively define at least a portion of a monolithic body, or the engine body may define at least a portion of a first monolithic body-segment and the regenerator body may define at least a portion of a second monolithic body-segment operably coupled or operably couplable to the first monolithic body-segment. The regenerator body may include a regenerator conduit, and a plurality of fin arrays adjacently disposed within the regenerator conduit and respectively supported by the regenerator conduit in spaced relation to one another. The spaced relation of the plurality of fin arrays may define a gap longitudinally separating adjacent ones of the plurality of fin arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kevin Michael VandeVoorde, Joshua Tyler Mook, Michael Thomas Gansler, Scott Douglas Waun, Aigbedion Akwara, Michael Robert Notarnicola, Jason Joseph Bellardi, Mohammed El Hacin Sennoun, Mary Kathryn Thompson, Mohamed Osama, Victor Luis Marrero Ortiz
  • Patent number: 11177708
    Abstract: A method for integrally manufacturing a stator core and a housing for an electrical machine includes printing, by a three-dimensional (3D) printing process, the stator core. In addition, the method includes printing, by the 3D printing process, the housing. In particular, printing the housing occurs contemporaneously with printing the stator core. The method also includes printing, by the 3D printing process, at least one end cap and coupling the at least one end cap to the housing to enclose a cavity defined by the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: GE AVIATION SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventors: Hao Huang, Xiaochuan Jia, Joshua Tyler Mook
  • Patent number: 11143402
    Abstract: Gas turbine engines, as well as outer walls and flow path assemblies of gas turbine engines, are provided. For example, an outer wall of a flow path comprises a combustor portion extending through a combustion section, and a turbine portion extending through at least a first turbine stage of a turbine section. The combustor and turbine portions are integrally formed as a single unitary structure that defines an outer boundary of the flow path. As another example, a flow path assembly comprises a combustor dome positioned a forward end of a combustor; an outer wall extending from the combustor dome through at least a first turbine stage; and an inner wall extending from the combustor dome through at least a combustion section. The combustor dome extends radially from the outer wall to the inner wall and is integrally formed with the outer and inner walls as a single unitary structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mark Eugene Noe, Shawn Michael Pearson, Joshua Tyler Mook, Brandon ALlanson Reynolds, Jonathan David Baldiga
  • Patent number: 11125184
    Abstract: A constant density heat exchanger is provided. The constant density heat exchanger includes a housing extending between a first end and a second end and defining a chamber having an inlet and an outlet. A first flow control device is positioned at the inlet of the chamber and movable between an open position in which a working fluid is permitted into the chamber and a closed position in which the working fluid is prevented from entering the chamber. A second flow control device is positioned at the outlet of the chamber and movable between an open position in which the working fluid is permitted to exit the chamber and a closed position in which the working fluid is prevented from exiting the chamber. A heat exchange fluid imparts thermal energy to the volume of working fluid held at constant density within the chamber by the first and second control devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Robert Notarnicola, Joshua Tyler Mook, Kevin Michael VandeVoorde, Aigbedion Akwara, Mohammed El Hacin Sennoun, Mary Kathryn Thompson, Scott Douglas Waun, Michael Thomas Gansler
  • Publication number: 20210197214
    Abstract: A particle separator for removing particles from a gaseous stream, the particle separator having a separator body having a centerline axis and a peripheral wall defining a separation chamber, a fluid inlet in fluid communication with the separation chamber, a particle outlet in fluid communication with the separation chamber, a fluid outlet in fluid communication with the separation chamber, and a plurality of angled inlet apertures fluidly coupled between the fluid inlet and the separation chamber. A particulate separation system for removing particles from a gaseous stream, the particulate filtration system having an inlet, an outlet, and a plurality of particle separators located between and in fluid communication with, the inlet and the outlet, wherein each of the plurality of particle separators receives less than about 5 percent by volume of the flow of the gaseous stream entering the inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Peter Joseph Rock, JR., Cassidy Charles Shibiya, Travis Gene Sands, Joshua Tyler Mook, Zachary William Nagel, Mary Katnryn Thompson
  • Patent number: 11022068
    Abstract: A monolithic heater body may include a combustor body, a hot-side heat exchanger body, and an eductor body. The combustor body may define a combustion chamber and a conditioning conduit circumferentially surrounding the combustion chamber. The conditioning conduit may fluidly communicate with the combustion chamber at a distal portion of the combustion chamber. The hot-side heat exchanger body may define a hot-side heat exchanger that includes a heating fluid pathway fluidly communicating with a proximal portion of the combustion chamber. The eductor body may define an eduction pathway fluidly communicating with a downstream portion of the heating fluid pathway and a proximal portion of the conditioning conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Joshua Tyler Mook, Kevin Michael VandeVoorde, Aigbedion Akwara, Michael Robert Notarnicola, Jason Joseph Bellardi, Mohammed El Hacin Sennoun, Mohamed Osama, Zachary William Nagel
  • Patent number: 10969104
    Abstract: An aft heat shield for a fuel nozzle tip includes: an annular shield wall; an annular shield flange extending radially outward from an aft end of the shield wall; an annular baffle flange surrounding the conical section, and disposed such that an axial gap is defined between the shield flange and the baffle flange, the baffle flange including a radially outer rim extending axially forward therefrom; and a plurality of impingement cooling holes passing through the baffle flange and oriented to as to direct air flow towards the shield wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Joshua Tyler Mook, Michael Anthony Benjamin, David Richard Barnhart, Sean James Henderson, Ramon Martinez, Neerav Atul Patel, Mark Richard Shaw