Patents by Inventor Oliver C. TAYLOR-TIBBOTT

Oliver C. TAYLOR-TIBBOTT 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: 10859166
    Abstract: A pressure relief arrangement for a gas turbine engine comprises a panel and a plurality of pressure relief mechanisms provided in the panel. The mechanisms have a first configuration and a second configuration. In the first configuration the panel is sealed to prevent fluid flow through the panel in a thickness direction and in the second configuration the mechanisms are arranged so that a plurality of holes are provided in the panel so fluid can flow through the panel in a thickness direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Oliver C. Taylor-Tibbott, Zahid M. Hussain
  • Publication number: 20190259364
    Abstract: A fairing for a power generation machine, the fairing comprising: a first layer comprising a metallic material; a second layer comprising a composite; and a third layer positioned between the first layer and the second layer, the third layer being configured to attenuate acoustic waves over a predetermined frequency range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Richard PEACE, Oliver C. TAYLOR-TIBBOTT, John G. MARSHALL
  • Publication number: 20190178106
    Abstract: A fairing for a power generation machine, the fairing comprising: a first layer comprising a metallic material and defining a first surface and a second opposite surface, the first layer being configured to enable the fairing to be coupled to the power generation machine; and a second layer comprising a composite material and defining a first surface and a second opposite surface, the second layer being coupled to the first layer, the second surface of the second layer defining an external surface of the fairing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Richard PEACE, Oliver C. TAYLOR-TIBBOTT
  • Publication number: 20180283207
    Abstract: A pressure relief arrangement for a gas turbine engine comprises a panel and a plurality of pressure relief mechanisms provided in the panel. The mechanisms have a first configuration and a second configuration. In the first configuration the panel is sealed to prevent fluid flow through the panel in a thickness direction and in the second configuration the mechanisms are arranged so that a plurality of holes are provided in the panel so fluid can flow through the panel in a thickness direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Oliver C. TAYLOR-TIBBOTT, Zahid M. HUSSAIN
  • Patent number: 10018121
    Abstract: A bleed flow discharge device for discharging bleed flow into a main fluid flow. The bleed flow discharge device has an outlet panel that comprises distinct first and second regions, both of which have bleed flow exit passages. The first region is at the downstream end of the bleed flow outlet panel relative to the main flow. The exit passages in the first region are closely aligned to a major axis of the outlet panel, whereas the exit passages in the second region have a component that points towards a perimeter edge of the exit panel. This arrangement results in good mixing of the bleed flow with the bypass flow, delayed attachment of the bleed flow onto the bypass duct surfaces, and low noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventor: Oliver C Taylor-Tibbott
  • Patent number: 9964114
    Abstract: A noise attenuation panel for a bleed flow is presented that causes a total pressure loss of the bleed flow before it is exhausted. The total pressure loss results from at least two regions in which the flow area contracts and then rapidly expands, with the rapid expansion causing mixing and turbulence rather than full total pressure recovery. This reduced pressure means that when the flow is exhausted into a flow (which may be the bypass flow of a gas turbine engine), its energy, and thus its noise, are reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventor: Oliver C Taylor-Tibbott
  • Publication number: 20180111183
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an annular component comprises providing an annular shell to form the outer wall of the component and a plurality of flat annular rings wherein a radially inner edge of each ring is shaped to correspond to a cross-section of the shell at a different position along its length. The method comprises attaching each ring to the ring(s) adjacent to it at a plurality of circumferentially spaced discrete positions. The method comprises deforming each flat annular ring into a corrugated three-dimensional shape, wherein the corrugations extend out of the flat plane and comprise radially defined peaks and troughs. The method comprises locating the shell within the plurality of attached, deformed annular rings. The method comprises attaching the plurality of attached, deformed annular rings to the shell to form the component, so that the plurality of attached, deformed annular rings provide structural reinforcement to the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Zahid M. HUSSAIN, Oliver C. TAYLOR-TIBBOTT
  • Publication number: 20150176590
    Abstract: A noise attenuation panel for a bleed flow is presented that causes a total pressure loss of the bleed flow before it is exhausted. The total pressure loss results from at least two regions in which the flow area contracts and then rapidly expands, with the rapid expansion causing mixing and turbulence rather than full total pressure recovery. This reduced pressure means that when the flow is exhausted into a flow (which may be the bypass flow of a gas turbine engine), its energy, and thus its noise, are reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventor: Oliver C TAYLOR-TIBBOTT
  • Publication number: 20150176500
    Abstract: A bleed flow discharge device for discharging bleed flow into a main fluid flow. The bleed flow discharge device has an outlet panel that comprises distinct first and second regions, both of which have bleed flow exit passages. The first region is at the downstream end of the bleed flow outlet panel relative to the main flow. The exit passages in the first region are closely aligned to a major axis of the outlet panel, whereas the exit passages in the second region have a component that points towards a perimeter edge of the exit panel. This arrangement results in good mixing of the bleed flow with the bypass flow, delayed attachment of the bleed flow onto the bypass duct surfaces, and low noise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventor: Oliver C. TAYLOR-TIBBOTT