Patents by Inventor Neil Xavier Blythe

Neil Xavier Blythe 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).

  • 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
  • Patent number: 7984677
    Abstract: A railroad locomotive includes a naturally aspirated reciprocating internal combustion engine driving a traction generator. A speed control system and load regulator provide an output signal which is operated upon and modified by a controller in response to the barometric pressure at which the locomotive is being operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mikhail Meltser, Bryan Thomas Jett, Neil Xavier Blythe, Ronald Bauerle, Ajith Kumar
  • Patent number: 7980183
    Abstract: A railroad locomotive includes a naturally-aspirated reciprocating internal combustion engine, and a traction generator driven by the engine. A throttle position sensor produces a signal corresponding to the throttle position selected by the locomotive's operator. A load regulator receives a speed signal derived from the throttle position signal and outputs an excitation signal for the traction generator which is modified by a controller in response to air availability so that engine speed and load are controlled independently of the selected throttle position, so as to limit the exhaust smoke output of the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mikhail Meltser, Bryan Thomas Jett, Neil Xavier Blythe, Ajith Kumar
  • Publication number: 20110132225
    Abstract: A railroad locomotive includes a naturally-aspirated reciprocating internal combustion engine, and a traction generator driven by the engine. A throttle position sensor produces a signal corresponding to the throttle position selected by the locomotive's operator. A load regulator receives a speed signal derived from the throttle position signal and outputs an excitation signal for the traction generator which is modified by a controller in response to air availability so that engine speed and load are controlled independently of the selected throttle position, so as to limit the exhaust smoke output of the engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Mikhail Meltser, Bryan Thomas Jett, Neil Xavier Blythe, Ajith Kumar
  • Publication number: 20080202377
    Abstract: A railroad locomotive includes a naturally-aspirated reciprocating internal combustion engine, and a traction generator driven by the engine. A throttle position sensor produces a signal corresponding to the throttle position selected by the locomotive's operator. A load regulator receives a speed signal derived from the throttle position signal and outputs an excitation signal for the traction generator which is modified by a controller in response to air availability so that engine speed and load are controlled independently of the selected throttle position, so as to limit the exhaust smoke output of the engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Mikhail Meltser, Bryan Thomas Jett, Neil Xavier Blythe, Ajith Kumar
  • Publication number: 20080202376
    Abstract: A railroad locomotive includes a naturally aspirated reciprocating internal combustion engine driving a traction generator. A speed control system and load regulator provide an output signal which is operated upon and modified by a controller in response to the barometric pressure at which the locomotive is being operated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Mikhail Meltser, Bryan Thomas Jett, Neil Xavier Blythe, Ronald Bauerle, Ajith Kumar