Patents by Inventor Peter Martin Maly

Peter Martin Maly 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: 8562724
    Abstract: A pollutant removal system for use with a power generation system includes a particulate control device configured to remove particulates from a flue gas stream produced within the power generation system. The particulate control device is cleaned on a predetermined cleaning cycle. The pollutant removal system also includes a sorbent control system for controllably injecting a sorbent into the flue gas stream upstream of the particulate control device. The sorbent control system is configured to adjust a sorbent injection rate as a function of the cleaning cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Peter Martin Maly, Robert Taylor, Vishal Bansal
  • Publication number: 20130104929
    Abstract: A pulse detonation system is provided for delivering a shock wave to an operating device to clean accumulation or buildup of particles within the operating device. The pulse detonation system includes a support structure, a camera apparatus and a pulse detonation chamber. The pulse detonation chamber is supported by the support structure and extends into the interior portion of the operating device. The pulse detonation chamber receives fuel and air to create a shock wave. The shock wave exits the pulse detonation chamber and interacts with the buildup of particles in the operating device. The pulse detonation chamber includes a plurality of pulse detonation tubes that are detachable and portable, such that the pulse detonation system can be detached and moved from a first location to a second location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: BHA Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Tian Xuan Zhang, Peter Martin Maly, David M. Chapin
  • Patent number: 8309045
    Abstract: A system includes an emissions control system. The emissions control system includes a chemical injection conduit. The emissions control system also includes a chemical injector coupled to the chemical injection conduit, wherein the chemical injector is configured to output an emissions control chemical into the chemical injection conduit. The emissions control system further includes a wave generator coupled to the chemical injection conduit, wherein the wave generator is configured to output multiple waves that propagate through the chemical injection conduit into a flow path of combustion products to drive improved mixing of the emissions control chemical with the combustion products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Tian Xuan Zhang, David Michael Chapin, Robert Warren Taylor, David Kelly Moyeda, Peter Martin Maly
  • Publication number: 20120222410
    Abstract: A pollutant removal system for use with a power generation system includes a particulate control device configured to remove particulates from a flue gas stream produced within the power generation system. The particulate control device is cleaned on a predetermined cleaning cycle. The pollutant removal system also includes a sorbent control system for controllably injecting a sorbent into the flue gas stream upstream of the particulate control device. The sorbent control system is configured to adjust a sorbent injection rate as a function of the cleaning cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Peter Martin Maly, Robert Taylor, Vishal Bansal
  • Publication number: 20120216728
    Abstract: A pulse detonation coal burner includes a burner body having an inlet and an outlet, and a fuel introduction system coupled to the inlet of the burner body. The fuel introduction system is configured and disposed to introduce at least one fuel into the burner body. A pulse detonation device is operatively coupled to the burner body. The pulse detonation device is configured and disposed to introduce a pulse detonation wave into the burner body to ignite the at least one fuel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Tian Xuan Zhang, Peter Martin Maly, David Kelly Moyeda, Robert Warren Taylor
  • Publication number: 20120207657
    Abstract: A system includes an emissions control system. The emissions control system includes a chemical injection conduit. The emissions control system also includes a chemical injector coupled to the chemical injection conduit, wherein the chemical injector is configured to output an emissions control chemical into the chemical injection conduit. The emissions control system further includes a wave generator coupled to the chemical injection conduit, wherein the wave generator is configured to output multiple waves that propagate through the chemical injection conduit into a flow path of combustion products to drive improved mixing of the emissions control chemical with the combustion products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Tian Xuan Zhang, David Michael Chapin, Robert Warren Taylor, David Kelly Moyeda, Peter Martin Maly
  • Publication number: 20120174787
    Abstract: A system including, a filter having an exterior surface, wherein the exterior surface contains a three-dimensional surface morphology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Vishal Bansal, Peter Martin Maly, Robert Warren Taylor
  • Patent number: 8184297
    Abstract: A system including at least one laser device extending a beam through an in-situ non-restrictive flow path of the gas mixture; and a measurer coupled to each laser device for obtaining a plurality of dynamic measurements over time of at least one species in the gas mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Robert Warren Taylor, Peter Martin Maly, Brian Robert Phelan
  • Patent number: 8151571
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling combustion emission parameters associated with a gas turbine combustor. The method can include providing an optical path through a gas turbine exhaust duct, propagating light along the optical path, measuring exhaust species absorption of the light within the gas turbine exhaust duct, and controlling at least one of the combustion parameters based at least in part on the measured exhaust species absorption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Peter Martin Maly, Jamison W. Janawitz, William Eberhardt, Mark Holt, Yu Wang
  • Patent number: 8147587
    Abstract: A system and associated method for improved mercury removal from a flow containing combustion exhaust. The system includes a filtration arrangement through which the flow proceeds to remove material, including mercury, from the flow. The system includes a sensor arrangement sensing a mercury concentration within the flow downstream of the filtration arrangement and providing a signal indicative of the sensed mercury concentration. The system includes an adjustable temperature control arrangement changing a temperature of the combustion exhaust proceeding to the filtration arrangement in response to the signal indicative of the sensed mercury concentration to change an amount of mercury being removed from the flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: BHA Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Vishal Bansal, Peter Martin Maly, Robert Warren Taylor
  • Patent number: 8056318
    Abstract: A portion of the exhaust generated by a turbomachine is recirculated through an inlet portion by an exhaust gas recirculation system. The system reduces the level of Sulfur Oxides and other constituents within the exhaust before the exhaust is recirculated. The system may utilize sea water, fresh water, or combinations thereof; as part of a scrubbing process to reduce the Sulfur Oxides and other constituents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Rahul J. Chillar, Robert W. Taylor, Peter Martin Maly, Sam Draper, Amit Toprani
  • Patent number: 8046986
    Abstract: A method and system for controlling an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system is provided. The method and system may incorporate a device or devices that continuously monitors an exhaust stream for harmful constituents. The method and system may control components of the EGR system based on the concentration of harmful constituents within the exhaust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Rahul J. Chillar, Robert W. Taylor, Peter Martin Maly, Jason D. Fuller
  • Publication number: 20110209612
    Abstract: A system and an associated method for improving mercury removal from a flow containing combustion exhaust. The system includes a filtration arrangement that includes at least one layer of ePTFE, with the at least one ePTFE layer being configured to have a geometry that retains at least some accumulated particulate matter. The system includes an arrangement for providing at least some particulate matter in the flow for accumulation on the filtration arrangement by the geometry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: BHA Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Vishal Bansal, Peter Martin Maly, Robert Warren Taylor
  • Publication number: 20110209609
    Abstract: A system and associated method for improved mercury removal from a flow containing combustion exhaust. The system includes a filtration arrangement through which the flow proceeds to remove material, including mercury, from the flow. The system includes a sensor arrangement sensing a mercury concentration within the flow downstream of the filtration arrangement and providing a signal indicative of the sensed mercury concentration. The system includes an adjustable temperature control arrangement changing a temperature of the combustion exhaust proceeding to the filtration arrangement in response to the signal indicative of the sensed mercury concentration to change an amount of mercury being removed from the flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: BHA Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Vishal Bansal, Peter Martin Maly, Robert Warren Taylor
  • Publication number: 20110149288
    Abstract: A system including at least one laser device extending a beam through an in-situ non-restrictive flow path of the gas mixture; and a measurer coupled to each laser device for obtaining a plurality of dynamic measurements over time of at least one species in the gas mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert Warren Taylor, Peter Martin Maly, Brian Robert Phelan
  • Publication number: 20110067408
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems and methods for controlling combustion emission parameters associated with a gas turbine combustor. The method can include providing an optical path through a gas turbine exhaust duct, propagating light along the optical path, measuring exhaust species absorption of the light within the gas turbine exhaust duct, and controlling at least one of the combustion parameters based at least in part on the measured exhaust species absorption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Peter Martin Maly, Jamison W. Janawitz, William Eberhardt, Mark Holt, Yu Wang
  • Patent number: 7870718
    Abstract: The exhaust within an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system should be purged to allow for access to the components of the EGR system. A system and method for purging the EGR system is provided. The system and method may incorporate an: EGR purge fan, an EGR purge blower, or a turbomachine. The system and method may draw the exhaust out of the EGR system. The system and method may drive the exhaust out of the EGR system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Rahul J. Chillar, Robert W. Taylor, James E. Roberts, Joell R. Hibshman, II, Peter Martin Maly, Dale J. Davis
  • Patent number: 7833315
    Abstract: Method and a system for capturing mercury in a flue gas are provided. The method includes partially oxidizing a carbonaceous solid fuel in a gasifier such that a thermally activated carbon-containing solid sorbent and gaseous gasification products are generated wherein the gasifier is proximate to a combustion system for combusting a mercury containing fuel. The method further includes storing the generated thermally activated carbon-containing solid sorbent proximate to the combustion system and combusting a mercury containing fuel in a combustion zone of the combustion system wherein mercury released during combustion is entrained in flue gas generated by the combustion. The method also includes injecting the thermally activated solid sorbent in the flue gas downstream of the combustion zone and absorbing at least a portion of the entrained mercury on the thermally activated solid sorbent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Vitali Lissianski, Peter Martin Maly, William Randall Seeker, Christopher Aaron Samuelson
  • Publication number: 20100203461
    Abstract: A combustion system includes a combustion zone comprising a burner for converting a fuel, under fuel rich conditions, to a flue gas; an intermediate staged air zone downstream from the combustion zone for supplying intermediate staged air to the flue gas and producing fuel lean conditions; a reburn zone downstream from the intermediate staged air zone for receiving the flue gas; and an inlet downstream from the combustion zone for supplying a mixture of air and a reduction reagent to the flue gas, wherein the reduction reagent is configured to reduce an amount of a pollutant species in the flue gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Peter Martin Maly, William Randall Seeker, Larry William Swanson
  • Patent number: 7713503
    Abstract: A system for removing mercury from combustion gas. The system includes a combustion device, a stack, and a duct system that couples the combustion device to the stack. The system further comprises an injection system that is coupled to the duct system. The injection system injects sorbents including alkali-based sorbents and carbon-based sorbents into the duct system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Peter Martin Maly, William Randall Seeker, Vitali Victor Lissianski, Bradley S. Rogers