Patents by Inventor Tin Cheung John HU

Tin Cheung John HU 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: 9958161
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine comprises an annular combustor chamber formed between an inner liner and an outer liner. An annular upstream zone is adapted to receive fuel and air from an annular nozzle. An annular mixing zone is located downstream of the upstream zone. The mixing zone has a reduced radial height relative a downstream combustion zone of the combustion chamber, the mixing zone defined by straight wall sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventors: Lev Alexander Prociw, Tin Cheung John Hu
  • Publication number: 20170089580
    Abstract: A combustor for a gas turbine engine comprises a single skin liner defining a combustion chamber. The single skin liner has an inner surface facing the combustion chamber and an outer surface exposed to a coolant flow discharged in a plenum extending from the outer surface of the single skin liner to the engine casing. Cooling holes extend through the single skin liner. Cooling protuberances, such as fins or pin fins, project integrally from the outer surface of the single skin liner into the plenum, the cooling fins being interspersed between the cooling holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: TIN-CHEUNG JOHN HU, SI-MAN AMY LAO, SRI SREEKANTH, MICHAEL PAPPLE
  • Publication number: 20170051918
    Abstract: The build-up of carbon deposition on the front face of a combustor heat shield is discouraged by jetting air out from the front face of the heat shield with sufficient momentum to push approaching fuel droplets or rich fuel-air mixture way from the heat shield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: TIN CHEUNG JOHN HU, Robert SZE, Honza STASTNY
  • Patent number: 9518739
    Abstract: The build-up of carbon deposition on the front face of a combustor heat shield is discouraged by jetting air out from the front face of the heat shield with sufficient momentum to push approaching fuel droplets or rich fuel-air mixture way from the heat shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventors: Tin Cheung John Hu, Robert Sze, Honza Stastny
  • Publication number: 20150338102
    Abstract: A combustor comprises an annular combustor chamber formed between the inner and outer liners. Fuel nozzles each have an end in fluid communication with the annular combustor chamber to inject fuel in the annular combustor chamber, the fuel nozzles oriented to inject fuel in a fuel flow direction having an axial component relative to the central axis of the annular combustor chamber. A plurality of nozzle air holes are defined through the inner liner and the outer liner adjacent to and downstream of the fuel nozzles. The nozzle air holes are configured for high pressure air to be injected from an exterior of the liners through the nozzle air holes generally radially into the annular combustor chamber. A central axis of the nozzle air holes has a tangential component relative to the central axis of the annular combustor chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Lev Alexander Prociw, Parham Zabeti, Tin Cheung John Hu
  • Patent number: 9127843
    Abstract: A combustor comprises an annular combustor chamber formed between the inner and outer liners. Fuel nozzles each have an end in fluid communication with the annular combustor chamber to inject fuel in the annular combustor chamber, the fuel nozzles oriented to inject fuel in a fuel flow direction having an axial component relative to the central axis of the annular combustor chamber. A plurality of nozzle air holes are defined through the inner liner and the outer liner adjacent to and downstream of the fuel nozzles. The nozzle air holes are configured for high pressure air to be injected from an exterior of the liners through the nozzle air holes generally radially into the annular combustor chamber. A central axis of the nozzle air holes has a tangential component relative to the central axis of the annular combustor chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventors: Lev Alexander Prociw, Parham Zabeti, Tin Cheung John Hu
  • Publication number: 20150113994
    Abstract: In a gas turbine combustor having an inner and outer liner defining an annular combustion chamber, at least an annular scoop ring provided on each inner and outer combustor liner. The annular scoop ring includes a solid radial inner base provided with bores defined therein and communicating with the combustion chamber to form air dilution inlets. The scoop ring has a radial outer portion in the form of a C-shaped scoop open to receive high velocity annular air flow. The bores of the inlets communicating with the scoop portion to direct the air flow into the combustion chamber whereby the bores of the inlets form jet nozzles to generate air jet penetration and direction within the combustion chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventors: Tin Cheung John Hu, Oleg Morenko, Lev Alexander Prociw, Parham Zabeti
  • Publication number: 20140260298
    Abstract: A combustor comprises an annular combustor chamber formed between the inner and outer liners. Fuel nozzles each have an end in fluid communication with the annular combustor chamber to inject fuel in the annular combustor chamber, the fuel nozzles oriented to inject fuel in a fuel flow direction having an axial component relative to the central axis of the annular combustor chamber. A plurality of nozzle air holes are defined through the inner liner and the outer liner adjacent to and downstream of the fuel nozzles. The nozzle air holes are configured for high pressure air to be injected from an exterior of the liners through the nozzle air holes generally radially into the annular combustor chamber. A central axis of the nozzle air holes has a tangential component relative to the central axis of the annular combustor chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventors: Lev Alexander Prociw, Parham Zabeti, Tin Cheung John Hu
  • Publication number: 20140250896
    Abstract: The build-up of carbon deposition on the front face of a combustor heat shield is discouraged by jetting air out from the front face of the heat shield with sufficient momentum to push approaching fuel droplets or rich fuel-air mixture way from the heat shield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventors: Tin Cheung John HU, Robert SZE, Honza STASTNY