Patents by Inventor Kent Wixon Beedon

Kent Wixon Beedon 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: 6118098
    Abstract: This invention relates to an improved method for repairing damaged or worn surfaces of turbine components or upgrading older designs to new, improved designs. This improved method applies to both high pressure and low pressure turbine components applications. This method includes depositing a plurality of individual spaced apart weld volumes onto a prepared surface of a turbine rotor. These individual spaced apart weld volumes form individual fingers without the need to machine the individual fingers from a single rectangular weld volume. Multiple weld volumes are formed concurrently with a space maintain between each weld volume using multiple torches without the problems normally associated with closely spaced welding arcs. Each individual spaced apart weld volume is formed by a plurality of layers of weld metal, with each layer being formed from a single oscillating weld bead to form a predetermined width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Assignee: Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation
    Inventors: Dennis Ray Amos, Kent Wixon Beedon
  • Patent number: 5803978
    Abstract: A method of removing blades from the rotor of a turbo machine, such as a steam or gas turbine, in which material deposits formed between the surfaces of the blade root and its retaining groove have effectively bonded the blade root to the rotor groove. The blade root and groove are submersed in a liquid medium enclosed in a tank. Transducers installed on the tank radiate ultrasonic pressure waves into the liquid medium that breakup the material deposits through cavitation, thereby loosing the bond between the blade root and the groove. The blade is then removed from the tank and the blade slid out of the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Corp.
    Inventors: Dennis Ray Amos, Kent Wixon Beedon, Timothy Lee Driver, David Joseph Knapp, Delbert Eugene Conklin