Patents by Inventor Larry Gene Anderson

Larry Gene Anderson 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: 9732714
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for operating a vehicle including an engine and a fuel system. In one embodiment, a water drainage system for a fuel system comprises a fuel tank, a fuel-water separator in fluid communication with the fuel tank, and a purge tank in fluid communication with the fuel-water separator and the fuel tank, the purge tank separate from the fuel tank. The water drainage system further includes a fuel property sensor for detecting a presence of water and a purge line in fluid communication with the purge tank for removing fluid from the purge tank, a flow of the fluid from the purge tank controlled by a check valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Larry Gene Anderson, Sivanaga Venu Varma Dantuluri, Dennis Shea, Morse N. Taxon
  • Patent number: 9032787
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for detecting particles generated from engine component degradation within an engine system. In one embodiment, a method for an engine comprises indicating engine degradation in response to a buildup of particles in a magnetic field, the magnetic field positioned in a flow of gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Eric David Peters, Larry Gene Anderson, Roshan Shekhar Kotian, Chirag Bipinchandra Parikh
  • Publication number: 20140265738
    Abstract: A motor having an axis of rotation is provided. The motor includes a housing, a first shaft coupled to the housing and a second shaft coupled to the first shaft. The motor further includes a stator coupled to the housing and comprising an outer circumferential surface and an inner circumferential surface, wherein the inner circumferential surface defines a stator bore around the axis of rotation. A gearbox is coupled to the first shaft and to the second shaft and positioned within the stator bore. The motor includes a rotor coupled to the first shaft and adjacent the stator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicants: HUB CITY, INC., REGAL BELOIT AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Larry Gene Anderson, Wesley Kenneth Anderson, Charles Richard Langford
  • Publication number: 20140230407
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for detecting particles generated from engine component degradation within an engine system. In one embodiment, a method for an engine comprises indicating engine degradation in response to a buildup of particles in a magnetic field, the magnetic field positioned in a flow of gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Eric David Peters, Larry Gene Anderson, Roshan Shekhar Kotian, Chirag Bipinchandra Parikh
  • Publication number: 20140166596
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for operating a vehicle including an engine and a fuel system. In one embodiment, a water drainage system for a fuel system comprises a fuel tank, a fuel-water separator in fluid communication with the fuel tank, and a purge tank in fluid communication with the fuel-water separator and the fuel tank, the purge tank separate from the fuel tank. The water drainage system further includes a fuel property sensor for detecting a presence of water and a purge line in fluid communication with the purge tank for removing fluid from the purge tank, a flow of the fluid from the purge tank controlled by a check valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Larry Gene ANDERSON, Sivanaga Venu Varma Dantuluri, Dennis Shea, Morse N. Taxon
  • Publication number: 20140148289
    Abstract: A speed reduction device for cooperation with a mechanical power source and with a mechanical power load is described. The device includes a housing an input shaft and a second shaft. The device also includes a first pulley a second pulley and a belt. The input shaft is rotatably supported by the housing and located at least partially within the housing. The second shaft is rotatably supported by the housing and located at least partially within the housing. The first pulley is operably associated with the input shaft and located within the housing. The second pulley is operably associated with the second shaft and located within the housing and the belt connects the first pulley to the second pulley and is located within the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: RBC Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Larry Gene Anderson, Simon Andrew Odland, James Michael Campbell
  • Patent number: 8584553
    Abstract: A housing assembly for a gear drive is provided. The housing assembly includes an end member having a mating surface, and a body member extending from the end member. The body member includes a mating surface coupled to the end member with a mating arrangement and forming a joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Hub City, Inc.
    Inventors: James Michael Campbell, Harold Oscar Schlenker, Larry Gene Anderson
  • Patent number: 8431028
    Abstract: A system for automated water drainage in a fuel system includes a fuel-water separator, a water sensor, first and second drain valves, a drain pressure sensor, and a control system, which is operably connected to the first and second drain valves, the water sensor, and the drain pressure sensor. The water sensor is disposed in the fuel-water separator for detecting the presence of water. The first drain valve is in fluid communication with the fuel-water separator, and the second drain valve is in fluid communication with the first drain valve; a fluid duct connects the first and second drain valves. The drain pressure sensor is positioned in the fluid duct, for detecting pressure levels in the fluid duct. The control system automatically operates the first and second drain valves, for removing purge liquid from the fuel-water separator, based on signal outputs of the water sensor and the drain pressure sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Larry Gene Anderson, Sandeep Banga, Sivanaga Venu Varma Dantuluri, Shawn Michael Gallagher, Jaslok Kaur
  • Publication number: 20120193300
    Abstract: A system for automated water drainage in a fuel system includes a fuel-water separator, a water sensor, first and second drain valves, a drain pressure sensor, and a control system, which is operably connected to the first and second drain valves, the water sensor, and the drain pressure sensor. The water sensor is disposed in the fuel-water separator for detecting the presence of water. The first drain valve is in fluid communication with the fuel-water separator, and the second drain valve is in fluid communication with the first drain valve; a fluid duct connects the first and second drain valves. The drain pressure sensor is positioned in the fluid duct, for detecting pressure levels in the fluid duct. The control system automatically operates the first and second drain valves, for removing purge liquid from the fuel-water separator, based on signal outputs of the water sensor and the drain pressure sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: Larry Gene Anderson, Sandeep Banga, Sivanaga Venu Varma Dantuluri, Shawn Michael Gallagher, Jaslok Kaur
  • Publication number: 20120173076
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing a fault of a turbocharger of a vehicle system. The turbocharger system comprises a rotary component and a wiring harness including a plurality of signals. In one embodiment, a diagnosis kit comprises a tester, a manipulation tool, and a plurality of human readable instructions. The tester includes a connector operable to connect to the wiring harness and a plurality of connectors. The tester is configured to receive signals from the wiring harness for use in diagnosing the fault source. The manipulation tool couples to and decouples from the rotary component and the tool is operable to rotate the rotary component when the tool is coupled to the rotary component. The plurality of human readable instructions includes information on how to diagnose the fault of the turbocharger system using the tester and the physical manipulation tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventor: Larry Gene ANDERSON
  • Patent number: 8206078
    Abstract: A system is provided for monitoring radial motion of a rotating shaft of a turbocharger. The turbocharger includes a compressor and a turbine coupled to opposing ends of the shaft. The system includes a thrust collar including a cylindrical portion and a flange configured to radially extend from one end of the cylindrical portion. The thrust collar is configured to rotate with the shaft. A sensor is positioned within a separation of an outer surface of the thrust collar flange, and the sensor is configured to monitor the separation as indicative of the radial motion of the shaft. Additionally, a method is provided for monitoring radial motion of a rotating shaft of a turbocharger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kendall Roger Swenson, Daniel Edward Loringer, Larry Gene Anderson, James Robert Mischler, Kirk Heywood
  • Publication number: 20120042961
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for operating a vehicle including an engine and a fuel system. In one embodiment, a water drainage system for a fuel system comprises a fuel tank, a fuel-water separator, a separator water sensor, a drain valve, a purge tank, a purge tank water sensor, and a purge port. The fuel tank is in fluid communication with the fuel-water separator which is in fluid communication with the fuel-water separator which is in fluid communication with the drain valve which is in fluid communication with the purge tank. The purge tank is enclosed within and in fluid communication with the fuel tank. The separator water sensor may be operably disposed in the fuel-water separator and the purge tank water sensor may be operably coupled to the purge tank. The purge port is in fluid communication with the purge tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: Larry Gene ANDERSON, Sivanaga Venu Varma Dantuluri, Dennis Shea
  • Publication number: 20090314132
    Abstract: A housing assembly for a gear drive is provided. The housing assembly includes an end member having a mating surface, and a body member extending from the end member. The body member includes a mating surface coupled to the end member with a mating arrangement and forming a joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventors: James Michael Campbell, Harold Oscar Schlenker, Larry Gene Anderson
  • Publication number: 20090232638
    Abstract: A system is provided for monitoring radial motion of a rotating shaft of a turbocharger. The turbocharger includes a compressor and a turbine coupled to opposing ends of the shaft. The system includes a thrust collar including a cylindrical portion and a flange configured to radially extend from one end of the cylindrical portion. The thrust collar is configured to rotate with the shaft. A sensor is positioned within a separation of an outer surface of the thrust collar flange, and the sensor is configured to monitor the separation as indicative of the radial motion of the shaft. Additionally, a method is provided for monitoring radial motion of a rotating shaft of a turbocharger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventors: Kendall Roger Swenson, Daniel Edward Loringer, Larry Gene Anderson