Patents by Inventor Lukas William Johnson

Lukas William Johnson 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: 9309904
    Abstract: Various systems and apparatuses are provided for a fluid transfer system for an engine. In one example, a system includes a first turbine having an exit for discharging a main fluid flow and a second turbine having an inlet for receiving at least a portion of the main fluid flow. A main conduit fluidically couples the exit of the first turbine to the inlet of the second turbine. A transition conduit is coupled with the main conduit and includes a volute passageway curving around the main conduit. The volute passageway includes a slot that follows a route around the curving volute passageway and opens into an interior of the main conduit. The slot is defined at least in part by a lip and establishes a path for either a secondary fluid flow to enter the main conduit or a portion of a main fluid flow to exit the main conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Daniel Edward Loringer, Lukas William Johnson, Kendall Swenson, Rodrigo Rodriguez Erdmenger
  • Patent number: 8925317
    Abstract: An exemplary turbocharger system for an internal combustion engine is provided. The turbocharger system includes a first turbine and a second turbine. The first turbine is in fluid communication with the internal combustion engine. The first turbine receives a first portion exhaust gas discharged from the internal combustion engine and provides a first turbine exhaust gas. The second turbine is in fluid communication with the first turbine via an inter-stage channel. The inter-stage channel transports the first turbine exhaust gas from the first turbine to the second turbine. The inter-stage channel is in thermal connection with an exhaust gas recirculation channel defined between an inlet and an outlet of the internal combustion engine. The first turbine exhaust gas flowing through the inter-stage channel is capable of being heated by a second portion exhaust gas discharged from the internal combustion engine and flowing through the exhaust gas recirculation channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Rodrigo Rodriguez Erdmenger, Cathal Clancy, Daniel Edward Loringer, Jassin Marcel Fritz, Neil Xavier Blythe, Lukas William Johnson, Sebastian Walter Freund, Pierre S├ębastien Huck, Jonathan Edward Nagurney, Yu Du, Matthias Lang, Rudolf Konrad Selmeier, Elisa Jubany Arribas
  • Publication number: 20140069541
    Abstract: Various systems and apparatuses are provided for a fluid transfer system for an engine. In one example, a system includes a first turbine having an exit for discharging a main fluid flow and a second turbine having an inlet for receiving at least a portion of the main fluid flow. A main conduit fluidically couples the exit of the first turbine to the inlet of the second turbine. A transition conduit is coupled with the main conduit and includes a volute passageway curving around the main conduit. The volute passageway includes a slot that follows a route around the curving volute passageway and opens into an interior of the main conduit. The slot is defined at least in part by a lip and establishes a path for either a secondary fluid flow to enter the main conduit or a portion of a main fluid flow to exit the main conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel Edward Loringer, Lukas William Johnson, Kendall Swenson, Rodrigo Rodriguez Erdmenger
  • Publication number: 20140017099
    Abstract: An exemplary compressor is provided. The compressor includes a plurality of blades, a hub defining a front surface and a back surface, and a first flow restriction structure provided at the back surface of the hub. The plurality of blades are arranged in a predefined manner on the front surface for receiving input air flow at a first pressure and compressing the input air flow to provide an output air flow at a second pressure higher than the first pressure. The first flow restriction member is configured for preventing at least a portion of the output air flow at the second pressure from entering into the back surface of the hub to reduce an air pressure at the back surface of the hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Rodrigo Rodriguez Erdmenger, Kendall Roger Swenson, Daniel Edward Loringer, Anthony Holmes Furman, Neil Xavier Blythe, Lukas William Johnson, Jonathan Edward Nagurney, Yu Du, Cathal Clancy, Matthias Lang
  • Publication number: 20140013740
    Abstract: An exemplary turbocharger system for an internal combustion engine is provided. The turbocharger system includes a first turbine and a second turbine. The first turbine is in fluid communication with the internal combustion engine. The first turbine receives a first portion exhaust gas discharged from the internal combustion engine and provides a first turbine exhaust gas. The second turbine is in fluid communication with the first turbine via an inter-stage channel. The inter-stage channel transports the first turbine exhaust gas from the first turbine to the second turbine. The inter-stage channel is in thermal connection with an exhaust gas recirculation channel defined between an inlet and an outlet of the internal combustion engine. The first turbine exhaust gas flowing through the inter-stage channel is capable of being heated by a second portion exhaust gas discharged from the internal combustion engine and flowing through the exhaust gas recirculation channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Rodrigo Rodriguez Erdmenger, Cathal Clancy, Daniel Edward Loringer, Jassin Marcel Fritz, Neil Xavier Blythe, Lukas William Johnson, Sebastian Walter Freund, Pierre S├ębastien Huck, Jonathan Edward Nagurney, Yu Du, Matthias Lang, Rudolf Konrad Selmeier, Elisa Jubany Arribas
  • Publication number: 20120227400
    Abstract: A turbine system for a multistage turbocharger and a method for utilizing the same are disclosed. The turbine system includes a high pressure turbine having an inlet for receiving a flow of fluid, and an outlet for passing the flow on extraction of work from the high pressure turbine. The system further includes a low pressure turbine, having an inlet for receiving a flow of fluid from the high pressure turbine. A diffuser connects the outlet of the high pressure turbine and the inlet of the low pressure turbine. The system also includes a bypass channel for bypassing a portion of the flow around the high pressure turbine, from upstream of the high pressure turbine to downstream of the high pressure turbine. The system includes an injector to input the bypass flow in the diffuser in a manner to reduce flow separation in the diffuser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Rodrigo Rodriguez Erdmenger, Alberto Scotti Del Greco, Vittorio Michelassi, Kendall Roger Swenson, Daniel Edward Loringer, Mark Thomas Stablein, Lukas William Johnson
  • Patent number: D729278
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Neil Xavier Blythe, Daniel Edward Loringer, Lukas William Johnson, Milan Shah
  • Patent number: D734364
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Neil Xavier Blythe, Daniel Edward Loringer, Lukas William Johnson, Milan Shah