Patents by Inventor Rudolf Konrad Selmeier

Rudolf Konrad Selmeier 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: 9790796
    Abstract: An airfoil is disclosed herein. The airfoil may include a leading edge, a trailing edge, a suction side defined between the leading edge and the trailing edge, and a pressure side defined between the leading edge and the trailing edge opposite the suction side. The pressure side may include a concave profile about the trailing edge that varies from a profile of a remainder of the pressure side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John David Stampfli, Ajay Keshava Rao, Rudolf Konrad Selmeier
  • Publication number: 20170276141
    Abstract: A compressor assembly for a turbomachine includes a compressor wall including circumferentially spaced stator vanes defining at least one row of stator vanes. The at least one row of stator vanes defines at least one stator passage therein. Each stator vane includes a leading edge, an opposite trailing edge defining an axial chord distance, and a pressure side. The compressor assembly also includes, at least one bleed opening defined within the compressor wall and disposed adjacent the pressure side in the at least one stator passage within a range from approximately 20% the axial chord distance upstream of the leading edge to approximately 20% the axial chord distance downstream of the trailing edge. The compressor assembly further includes at least one bleed arm extending from the at least one bleed opening with at least a portion of compressor airflow extractable through the at least one bleed arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Swati Saxena, Ajay Keshava Rao, Rudolf Konrad Selmeier, Grover Andrew Bennett, Giridhar Jothiprasad, Corey Bourassa, Byron Andrew Pritchard
  • Publication number: 20160169017
    Abstract: A compressor for a gas turbine engine including one or more endwall treatments for controlling leakage flow and circumferential flow non-uniformities in the compressor. The compressor includes a casing, a hub, a flow path formed between the casing and the hub, a plurality of blades positioned in the flow path, and one or more circumferentially varying end-wall treatments formed in an interior surface of at least one of the casing or the hub. Each of the one or more circumferentially varying endwall treatments circumferentially varying based on their relative position to an immediately adjacent upstream bladerow. Each of the one or more endwall treatments is circumferentially varied in at least one of placement relative to the immediately adjacent upstream bladerow or in geometric parameters defining each of the plurality of circumferentially varying endwall treatments. Additionally disclosed is an engine including the compressor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Davide Giacché, John David Stampfli, Ramakrishna Venkata Mallina, Vittorio Michelassi, Giridhar Jothiprasad, Ajay Keshava Rao, Rudolf Konrad Selmeier, Sungho Yoon, Ivan Malcevic
  • Publication number: 20160153465
    Abstract: An axial compressor for a gas turbine engine including one or more endwall treatments for controlling leakage flow in the compressor. The one or more endwall treatments having a height formed in an interior surface of a compressor casing or a compressor hub and configured to return a flow adjacent a plurality of rotor blade tips or a plurality of stator blade tips to a cylindrical flow passage upstream of a point of removal of the flow. Each of the endwall treatments defining a front wall, a rear wall, an outer wall extending between the front wall and the rear wall, an axial overhang, an axial overlap, an axial lean angle and a tangential lean angle. The axial overhang extending upstream to overhang at least one of the at least one set of rotor blades or the at least one set of stator blades. The axial overlap extending downstream to overlap at least one of the at least one set of rotor blades or the at least one set of stator blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Sungho Yoon, John David Stampfli, Ramakrishna Venkata Mallina, Vittorio Michelassi, Giridhar Jothiprasad, Ajay Keshava Rao, Rudolf Konrad Selmeier, Davide Giacché, Ivan Malcevic
  • Publication number: 20160153360
    Abstract: A compressor is provided including a casing, a hub, a flow path, a plurality of blades, and an end-wall treatment formed in at least one of the casing and the hub, and facing a tip of each blade. The flow path is formed between the casing and the hub, and the plurality of blades is positioned in the flow path. The tip of each blade and the end-wall treatment are configured to move relative to each other. Such end-wall treatment includes a first recess portion extending along a first axis to maintain a fluid flow substantially straight through the first recess portion. The end-wall treatment further includes a plurality of second recess portions spaced apart from each other and extending from the first recess portion along a second axis different than the first axis to maintain the fluid flow substantially straight through the plurality of second recess portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Giridhar Jothiprasad, Ramakrishna Venkata Mallina, John David Stampfli, Rudolf Konrad Selmeier, Davide Giacché
  • Publication number: 20150377252
    Abstract: Embodiments of an apparatus for transferring energy between a rotating element and a fluid are provided herein. In some embodiments, a plenum of an apparatus for transferring energy between a rotating element and a fluid may include a through hole disposed through the plenum; and a plurality of inlet guide vanes disposed proximate a peripheral edge of the through hole, the plurality of inlet guide vanes comprising a first group of inlet guide vanes having a cambered profile and a second group of inlet guide vanes disposed radially inward of the first group of inlet guide vanes, wherein the first group of inlet guide vanes are in a fixed position with respect to the plenum and the second group of inlet guide vanes are movable with respect to the plenum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Ismail Hakki Sezal, Christian Aalburg, Rajesh Kumar Venkata Gadamsetty, Matthias Carl Lang, Venkata Rama Krishna Chaitanya Ongole, Alberto Scotti del Greco, Rudolf Konrad Selmeier
  • Publication number: 20150075179
    Abstract: An airfoil is disclosed herein. The airfoil may include a leading edge, a trailing edge, a suction side defined between the leading edge and the trailing edge, and a pressure side defined between the leading edge and the trailing edge opposite the suction side. The pressure side may include a concave profile about the trailing edge that varies from a profile of a remainder of the pressure side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John David Stampfli, Ajay Keshava Rao, Rudolf Konrad Selmeier
  • Patent number: 8925317
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: 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 Sébastien Huck, Jonathan Edward Nagurney, Yu Du, Matthias Lang, Rudolf Konrad Selmeier, Elisa Jubany Arribas
  • 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 Sébastien Huck, Jonathan Edward Nagurney, Yu Du, Matthias Lang, Rudolf Konrad Selmeier, Elisa Jubany Arribas