Patents by Inventor Ravikanth Avancha

Ravikanth Avancha 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: 10982554
    Abstract: A turbine engine with a tip shroud and method for shaping the tip shroud where at least one pair of airfoils including a first and second airfoil each having an outer wall bounding an interior. Each airfoil extending between a pressure side and a suction side to define a circumferential direction and extending between a leading edge and a trailing edge to define an axial direction. Each airfoil extending between a root and a tip to define a radial direction. The first and second airfoils are circumferentially spaced to define an inlet between the leading edges and an outlet between the trailing edges where each airfoil is coupled to an inner platform at the root. A tip shroud circumscribing the airfoil operably coupled to the tip extending in the axial direction between axially spaced first and second planes where the tip shroud includes at least one scalloped portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ganesh Seshadri, Pranav Kamat, Mahendran Manoharan, Dhananjaya Gottapu, Ravikanth Avancha
  • Publication number: 20210079795
    Abstract: A turbine engine with a tip shroud and method for shaping the tip shroud where at least one pair of airfoils including a first and second airfoil each having an outer wall bounding an interior. Each airfoil extending between a pressure side and a suction side to define a circumferential direction and extending between a leading edge and a trailing edge to define an axial direction. Each airfoil extending between a root and a tip to define a radial direction. The first and second airfoils are circumferentially spaced to define an inlet between the leading edges and an outlet between the trailing edges where each airfoil is coupled to an inner platform at the root. A tip shroud circumscribing the airfoil operably coupled to the tip extending in the axial direction between axially spaced first and second planes where the tip shroud includes at least one scalloped portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Ganesh SESHADRI, Pranav KAMAT, Mahendran MANOHARAN, Dhananjaya GOTTAPU, Ravikanth AVANCHA
  • Publication number: 20200049014
    Abstract: A turbomachinery apparatus (10) includes: a turbine (22), including: a turbine component (36) defining at least one arcuate flowpath surface (40); an array of axial-flow turbine airfoils (46) extending from the flowpath surface, the turbine airfoils defining spaces therebetween; and a plurality of splitter airfoils (146) extending from the at least one flowpath surface, in the spaces between the turbine airfoils, each splitter airfoil having opposed pressure and suction sides extending between a leading edge and a trailing edge, wherein the splitter airfoils have a thickness ratio which is less than a thickness ratio of the turbine airfoils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey Donald Clements, Paul Hadley Vitt, Francesco Bertini, Aspi Rustom Wadia, Ganesh Seshadri, Mahendran Manoharan, Ravikanth Avancha
  • Publication number: 20190122401
    Abstract: A system and method for estimating vascular flow using CT imaging include a computer readable storage medium having stored thereon a computer program comprising instructions, which, when executed by a computer, cause the computer to acquire a first set of data comprising anatomical information of an imaging subject, the anatomical information comprises information of at least one vessel. The instructions further cause the computer to process the anatomical information to generate an image volume comprising the at least one vessel, generate hemodynamic information based on the image volume, and acquire a second set of data of the imaging subject. The computer is also caused to generate an image comprising the hemodynamic information in combination with a visualization based on the second set of data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Robert F. Senzig, Ravikanth Avancha, Bijan Dorri, Sandeep Dutta, Steven J. Gray, Jiang Hsieh, John Irvin Jackson, Giridhar Jothiprasad, Paul Edgar Licato, Darin Robert Okerlund, Toshihiro Rifu, Saad Ahmed Sirohey, Basel Taha, Peter Michael Edic, Jerome Knoplioch, Rahul Bhotika
  • Patent number: 10186056
    Abstract: A system and method for estimating vascular flow using CT imaging include a computer readable storage medium having stored thereon a computer program comprising instructions, which, when executed by a computer, cause the computer to acquire a first set of data comprising anatomical information of an imaging subject, the anatomical information comprises information of at least one vessel. The instructions further cause the computer to process the anatomical information to generate an image volume comprising the at least one vessel, generate hemodynamic information based on the image volume, and acquire a second set of data of the imaging subject. The computer is also caused to generate an image comprising the hemodynamic information in combination with a visualization based on the second set of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert F. Senzig, Ravikanth Avancha, Bijan Dorri, Sandeep Dutta, Steven J. Gray, Jiang Hsieh, John Irvin Jackson, Giridhar Jothiprasad, Paul Edgar Licato, Darin Robert Okerlund, Toshihiro Rifu, Saad Ahmed Sirohey, Basel Taha, Peter Michael Edic, Jerome Knoplioch, Rahul Bhotika
  • Publication number: 20180355763
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for diffusing an airflow in a turbine engine can include a turbine center frame positioned between a high pressure turbine and a low pressure turbine of a turbine section of the engine. The turbine center frame can include two or more diffusion sections for diffusing the airflow. A stabilization section can be provided between the two or more diffusion sections to stabilize the airflow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Chaitanya Venkata Rama Krishna Ongole, John Joseph, Ganesh Seshadri, Ravikanth Avancha
  • Publication number: 20180347403
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for a turbine engine comprising an outer casing having a first surface and defining an axial centerline and an inner casing located within the outer casing and having a second surface spaced. The first and second surfaces are spaced from each other and define an annular channel between where a combustion air flows in a fore to aft direction along a profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Mahendran Manoharan, Ganesh Seshadri, Robert J. Beacock, Lyle Douglas Dailey, Ravikanth Avancha
  • Publication number: 20180156124
    Abstract: A frame apparatus for a turbine engine includes: a turbomachinery stage discharging into a downstream flowpath, the stage including a rotor carrying an array of axial-flow rotor airfoils; and a frame disposed downstream of the turbomachinery stage, the frame including: a support structure comprising at least one of a hub and an annular casing; an annular array of stationary struts carried by the support structure, each strut having an airfoil shape with spaced-apart pressure and suction sides extending between a leading edge and a trailing edge thereof, the stationary struts defining spaces therebetween; and the stationary struts defining spaces therebetween; and a plurality of splitters carried by the support structure, the splitters positioned in the spaces between the stationary struts, wherein at least one of a chord dimension of the splitters and a span dimension of the splitters is less than the corresponding dimension of the stationary struts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey Donald Clements, Ganesh Seshadri, Mahendran Manoharan, Ravikanth Avancha, Aspi Rustom Wadia
  • Publication number: 20170211399
    Abstract: A turbine rear frame for a gas turbine engine comprises a plurality of struts disposed between an outer ring and an inner ring. The struts can be mounted adjacent to one or more mount surfaces defined within the outer ring. The mount surface can comprise a recess in the outer ring having a maximum radial distance upstream of engine mounts inserted therein. The struts can further comprise a pitch angle offset from a centerline of the mount surface and a tangentially curved trailing edge at a tip to improve aerodynamic performance of the turbine rear frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Mohsin Hasan Khan, Sarasija Sudharsan, Ganesh Seshadri, Ravikanth Avancha, Lyle Douglas Dailey
  • Publication number: 20120243761
    Abstract: A system and method for estimating vascular flow using CT imaging include a computer readable storage medium having stored thereon a computer program comprising instructions, which, when executed by a computer, cause the computer to acquire a first set of data comprising anatomical information of an imaging subject, the anatomical information comprises information of at least one vessel. The instructions further cause the computer to process the anatomical information to generate an image volume comprising the at least one vessel, generate hemodynamic information based on the image volume, and acquire a second set of data of the imaging subject. The computer is also caused to generate an image comprising the hemodynamic information in combination with a visualization based on the second set of data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Robert F. Senzig, Ravikanth Avancha, Bijan Dorri, Sandeep Dutta, Steven J. Gray, Jiang Hsieh, John Irvin Jackson, Giridhar Jothiprasad, Paul Edgar Licato, Darin Robert Okerlund, Toshihiro Rifu, Saad Ahmed Sirohey, Basel Taha, Peter Michael Edic, Jerome Knoplioch, Rahul Bhotika