Patents by Inventor Robert Harold Weisgerber

Robert Harold Weisgerber 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: 10184614
    Abstract: A method for managing boil-off from an LNG tank located on board of an aircraft. The method, including removing the boil-off from the aircraft and disposing of the removed boil-off from the aircraft and an equipment assembly for use with an aircraft having an on-board LNG tank with a vent system having an outlet coupling, including a removal system configured to remove boil-off from the aircraft and a disposal system configured to dispose of the boil-off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Jay Epstein, Robert Harold Weisgerber
  • Publication number: 20180171816
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine includes a fan section having a fan rotatable with a fan shaft and a turbomachinery section having a turbine and a turbomachine shaft rotatable with the turbine. A power gearbox is also provided mechanically coupled to both the fan shaft and the turbomachine shaft such that the fan shaft is rotatable by the turbomachine shaft across the power gearbox. A torque monitoring system includes a gearbox sensor operable with a gear of the power gearbox and a shaft sensor operable with at least one of the turbomachine shaft or the fan shaft. The torque monitoring system determines an angular position of the gear of the gearbox relative to at least one of the fan shaft or the turbomachine shaft using the gearbox sensor and the shaft sensor to determine a torque within the gas turbine engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Ory Moniz, Joseph George Rose, Robert Harold Weisgerber, Jeffrey Donald Clements, Brandon Wayne Miller
  • Patent number: 9701416
    Abstract: An aircraft having a turbine engine having a bleed air output line, a cryogenic fuel system having a cryogenic fuel tank for storing cryogenic fuel and a supply line operably coupling the tank to the turbine engine, and an on board inert gas generating system (OBIGGS) fluidly coupled to the bleed air output and having a nitrogen rich stream output line and an oxygen rich stream output line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Jay Epstein, Paul Bernard Stumbo, Robert Harold Weisgerber
  • Patent number: 9676491
    Abstract: A method of managing evaporated cryogenic fuel in a storage tank of a cryogenic fuel system of an aircraft and an aircraft having at least one turbine engine providing propulsive force for the aircraft and a cryogenic fuel system including a passively cooled cryogenic fuel storage tank located within the aircraft, a pressure vent fluidly coupled to the cryogenic fuel storage tank and exhausting evaporated gas from the cryogenic fuel to define a natural gas vent stream, and a catalytic converter fluidly coupled to the pressure vent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Jay Epstein, Adon Delgado, Jr., Robert Harold Weisgerber
  • Publication number: 20150344143
    Abstract: A method of managing evaporated cryogenic fuel in a storage tank of a cryogenic fuel system of an aircraft and an aircraft having at least one turbine engine providing propulsive force for the aircraft and a cryogenic fuel system including a passively cooled cryogenic fuel storage tank located within the aircraft, a pressure vent fluidly coupled to the cryogenic fuel storage tank and exhausting evaporated gas from the cryogenic fuel to define a natural gas vent stream, and a catalytic converter fluidly coupled to the pressure vent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Jay EPSTEIN, Adon DELGADO, Jr., Robert Harold WEISGERBER
  • Publication number: 20150344145
    Abstract: An aircraft having a turbine engine having a bleed air output line, a cryogenic fuel system having a cryogenic fuel tank for storing cryogenic fuel and a supply line operably coupling the tank to the turbine engine, and an on board inert gas generating system (OBIGGS) fluidly coupled to the bleed air output and having a nitrogen rich stream output line and an oxygen rich stream output line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Jay EPSTEIN, Paul Bernard STUMBO, Robert Harold WEISGERBER
  • Publication number: 20150330575
    Abstract: A method for managing boil-off from an LNG tank located on board of an aircraft. The method, including removing the boil-off from the aircraft and disposing of the removed boil-off from the aircraft and an equipment assembly for use with an aircraft having an on-board LNG tank with a vent system having an outlet coupling, including a removal system configured to remove boil-off from the aircraft and a disposal system configured to dispose of the boil-off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Jay EPSTEIN, Robert Harold WEISGERBER
  • Publication number: 20140182264
    Abstract: A gas turbine propulsion system includes a system which utilizes a cryogenic liquid fuel for a non-combustion function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Robert Harold Weisgerber, Kurt David Murrow, Michael Jay Epstein, Nicholas Dinsmore, Samuel Jacob Martin, Randy M. Vondrell, Christopher Thompson, Craig Gonyou
  • Publication number: 20140026597
    Abstract: A cryogenic fuel storage system for an aircraft is disclosed including a cryogenic fuel tank having a first wall forming a storage volume capable of storing a cryogenic liquid fuel; an inflow system capable of flowing the cryogenic liquid fuel into the storage volume; an outflow system adapted to deliver the cryogenic liquid fuel from the cryogenic fuel storage system; and a vent system capable of removing at least a portion of a gaseous fuel formed from the cryogenic liquid fuel in the storage volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Jay Epstein, Randy M. Vondrell, Robert Harold Weisgerber, Narendra Joshi, Thomas Bonser
  • Publication number: 20140023945
    Abstract: An aircraft system comprising a fuel storage system comprising a first fuel tank capable of storing a first fuel and a second fuel tank capable of storing a second fuel is disclosed herein. The aircraft system further comprises a fuel cell system comprising a fuel cell capable of producing electrical power using at least one of the first fuel or the second fuel, and a fuel delivery system capable of delivering a fuel from the fuel storage system to the fuel cell system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Jay Epstein, Randy M. Vondrell, Robert Harold Weisgerber, Georgia C. Karvountzi
  • Publication number: 20130186059
    Abstract: A dual fuel propulsion system comprising a gas turbine engine configured to generate a propulsive thrust using a cryogenic liquid fuel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Jay Epstein, Kurt David Murrow, Nicholas Rowe Dinsmore, Samuel Martin, Randy Vondrell, Robert Harold Weisgerber, Narendra Digamber Joshi