Patents by Inventor Theodosia Kourkoutsaki

Theodosia Kourkoutsaki 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: 8834117
    Abstract: A rotor blade assembly for a wind turbine includes a rotor blade having a pressure side member, a suction side member, a leading edge, and a trailing edge extending between a tip and a root. An electrically conductive band extends longitudinally on either or both of the pressure side member and suction side member along the trailing edge. A plurality of electrically conductive noise reduction features extend from the trailing edge and are configured as individual lightning strike receptors. The noise reduction features are configured in conductive communication with the conductive band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Aaron Yarbrough, Yaru Najem Mendez Hernandez, Theodosia Kourkoutsaki, Biju Nanukuttan, Matthew G. Gann, Richard Hardison, Scott Gabell Riddell, Christopher Daniel Caruso, Wendy Wen-Ling Lin, Jamie Livingston
  • Publication number: 20120141277
    Abstract: A rotor blade assembly for a wind turbine includes a rotor blade having a pressure side member, a suction side member, a leading edge, and a trailing edge extending between a tip and a root. An electrically conductive band extends longitudinally on either or both of the pressure side member and suction side member along the trailing edge. A plurality of electrically conductive noise reduction features extend from the trailing edge and are configured as individual lightning strike receptors. The noise reduction features are configured in conductive communication with the conductive band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Aaron Yarbrough, Yaru Najem Mendez Hernandez, Theodosia Kourkoutsaki, Biju Nanukuttan, Matthew G. Gann, Richard Hardison, Scott Gabell Riddell, Christopher Daniel Caruso, Wendy Wen-Ling Lin, Jamie Livingston
  • Publication number: 20120073726
    Abstract: An automated in-line feed-through system integrating the delivery, application and infusion of a resin to one or more fiber tows and layup of the one or more infused fiber tows to form a composite structure. The system includes an automated resin delivery, deposition and infusion system configured to deposit the resin on a respective one of the one or more fiber tows and form the infused fiber tows. The system integrates an automated layup system including a compaction roller configured to adhere the one or more infused fiber tows to a substrate. The system further includes a controller configured to control a flow rate of the resin, control the temperature of the resin, the infused fiber tows and the automated layup system, and control tension of the one or more infused fiber tows within the automated layup system. Other aspects of the automated in-line system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Rainer Koeniger, Mark Ernest Vermilyea, Shu Ching Quek, Stefaan Guido Van Nieuwenhove, Theodosia Kourkoutsaki, Julian Thomas O'Flynn, Thomas Kluge, Julia Susanne Ursula Schell, Bruno Betoni Parodi, Mile Ostojic, Thomas Koerwien