Patents by Inventor Victor John Morgan

Victor John Morgan 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: 10830069
    Abstract: A sealing arrangement for sealing between a stage-one nozzle and an aft frame includes a seal comprising a flexible sealing element. The flexible sealing element includes an intermediate portion, a first outer portion on one side of the intermediate portion, and a second outer portion on the other side of the intermediate portion. The intermediate portion is mechanically loaded against the first stage nozzle and the aft frame, and the first outer portion and the second outer portion are pressure-loaded against the aft frame and the stage-one nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Victor John Morgan, Jesse Ellis Barton, Richard Martin DiCintio, Kevin Thomas McGovern
  • Patent number: 10794197
    Abstract: A method for forming a coated turbine component and a coated turbine component is provided. The method includes a step of providing a component having a substrate including a trailing edge face. The method further includes a step of applying a thermal barrier coating or environmental barrier coating selectively to the substrate to form a discontinuous transition from a hot gas path surface at the trailing edge face to discourage hot gas flow along the trailing edge face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Joshua Lee Margolies, Victor John Morgan, Matthew Troy Hafner
  • Patent number: 10760430
    Abstract: A hot gas path (HGP) component of an industrial machine includes primary and secondary cooling pathways. A body includes an internal cooling circuit carrying a cooling medium. A primary cooling pathway is spaced internally in the body and carries a primary flow of a cooling medium from an internal cooling circuit. A secondary cooling pathway is in the body and in fluid communication with an internal cooling circuit. The secondary cooling pathway is fluidly incommunicative and spaced internally from the primary cooling pathway. In response to an overheating event occurring, the secondary cooling pathway opens to allow a secondary flow of cooling medium through to the outer surface of the body and/or the primary cooling pathway. The primary flow flows in the primary cooling pathway prior to the overheating event, and the secondary flow of cooling medium does not flow until after an opening of the secondary cooling pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Benjamin Paul Lacy, Brian Peter Arness, Victor John Morgan, Stephen William Tesh
  • Publication number: 20200240273
    Abstract: A component includes an outer wall that includes an exterior surface, and at least one plenum defined interiorly to the outer wall and configured to receive a cooling fluid therein. The component also includes a coating system disposed on the exterior surface. The coating system has a thickness. The component further includes a plurality of adaptive cooling openings defined in the outer wall. Each of the adaptive cooling openings extends from a first end inflow communication with the at least one plenum, outward through the exterior surface and to a second end covered underneath at least a portion of the thickness of the coating system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: James Albert TALLMAN, Andrew Philip SHAPIRO, Gary Michael ITZEL, Curtis Alan JOHNSON, Victor John MORGAN, Jacob John KITTLESON, Bradley Thomas RICHARDS
  • Patent number: 10704399
    Abstract: A hot gas path component of an industrial machine includes a cooling pathway. The component includes a body including an outer surface; a thermal barrier coating (TBC) over the outer surface, the TBC exposed to a working fluid having a high temperature; and an internal cooling circuit in the body carrying a cooling medium. A cooling pathway is in the body and in fluid communication with the internal cooling circuit. The cooling pathway includes a terminating end in the body and a length extending along and spaced internally from the outer surface by a first spacing. In response to a spall in the TBC occurring at a location over the cooling pathway and the high temperature reaching or exceeding a predetermined temperature of the body, the cooling pathway opens at the location through the first spacing to allow a flow of the cooling medium therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Benjamin Paul Lacy, Brian Peter Arness, Victor John Morgan, Stephen William Tesh
  • Patent number: 10689995
    Abstract: A sealing arrangement for sealing between a first stage nozzle and a plurality of aft frames includes a first inner seal and a second inner seal which are circumferentially oriented and circumferentially aligned. A side seal is radially disposed between the first inner seal and the second inner seal. The side seal includes a first portion that is axially offset from the first inner seal and the second inner seal and a second portion abutting the first inner seal and the second inner seal. Also disclosed is an aft frame having a forward face and an aft face. The aft frame includes at least one side seal slot that extends along a side portion. A first portion of the side seal slot is axially offset from the aft face. A second portion of the side seal slot is axially and radially offset from the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Victor John Morgan, Jesse Ellis Barton
  • Patent number: 10655489
    Abstract: An assembly for a turbomachine and a method for assembling a plurality of flow path components are presented. The assembly includes a plurality of flow path components disposed adjacent to one another, each flow path component having a forward surface, an aft surface, a pressure side surface, and a suction side surface. A seal channel is defined by the pressure side surface and the suction side surface of adjacent flow path components. The seal channel has an open forward end proximate to the forward surfaces and at least two rear ends proximate to the aft surfaces. The assembly includes a plurality of seal layers disposed within the seal channel such that one or more seal layers extend from the open forward end to a rear end and one or more other seal layers extend from the open forward end to another rear end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Neelesh Nandkumar Sarawate, Christopher Edward Wolfe, Victor John Morgan, Jason Ray Gregg
  • Patent number: 10583489
    Abstract: A method of providing cooling structure for a component including forming a first cavity in the component and forming a first passageway in the first cavity in fluid communication with a second cavity positioned inside the component, the second cavity in fluid communication with a cooling air source. The method includes forming a unitary insert including a first surface, a second surface, the insert having an inlet formed in the first surface and an outlet formed in the second surface. A second passageway is in fluid communication with the inlet and the outlet. The method includes positioning the insert in the first cavity into fluid communication with the first passageway, the first surface facing the first cavity; and rigidly attaching the insert in the first cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Victor John Morgan, George Andrew Gergely
  • Publication number: 20190383488
    Abstract: An integrated combustor nozzle includes an inner liner segment; an outer liner segment; and a panel extending radially between the inner and outer liner segments. The panel includes a forward end, an aft end, and a side walls extending axially from the forward end to the aft end. The aft end defines a turbine nozzle having a trailing edge circumferentially offset from the forward end. The inner liner segment has a pair of sealing surfaces, each of which defines a first continuous curve in the circumferential direction. The outer liner segment has a pair of sealing surfaces, each of which defines a second continuous curve in the circumferential direction. In some instances, the curves are monotonic in the circumferential direction. A segmented annular combustor including an array of such integrated combustor nozzles is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Dwight Berry, Michael John Hughes, Russell Pierson DeForest, Kevin Weston McMahan, Victor John Morgan, Ibrahim Sezer, Neelesh Nandkumar Sarawate, Deepak Trivedi
  • Publication number: 20190383156
    Abstract: A flexible seal for sealing between two adjacent gas turbine components includes a forward end, an aft end axially separated from the forward end, and an intermediate portion between the forward end and the aft end. The intermediate portion defines a continuous curve in the circumferential direction, such that the aft end is circumferentially offset from the forward end. In other cases, the forward and aft ends are axially, radially, and circumferentially offset from one another. A method of sealing using the flexible seal includes inserting, in an axial direction, the aft end of the flexible seal into a recess defined by respective seal slots of two adjacent gas turbine components; and pushing the flexible seal in an axial direction through the recess until the forward end is disposed within the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Neelesh Nandkumar Sarawate, Jonathan Dwight Berry, Russell Pierson DeForest, Kevin Weston McMahan, Victor John Morgan, Ibrahim Sezer, Deepak Trivedi
  • Patent number: 10465533
    Abstract: A process of producing a hot gas path turbine component. The process includes forming a void in a first ceramic matrix composite ply and forming a void in a second ceramic matrix composite ply. The second ceramic matrix composite ply is positioned on the first ceramic matrix composite ply such that the positioning aligns the voids to at least partially define a cavity in the component. A third ceramic matrix composite ply is positioned on the first ceramic matrix composite ply and the first ceramic matrix composite ply, the second ceramic matrix composite ply and the third ceramic matrix composite ply are densified to form a densified body. The cavity is present in the densified body. A ceramic matrix composite having cavities therein is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Victor John Morgan, Jacob John Kittleson, Andres Jose Garcia-Crespo, Benjamin Paul Lacy
  • Patent number: 10436048
    Abstract: An airfoil for turbomachines includes a first plurality of projections coupled to a suction sidewall adjacent a trailing edge and extending from the suction sidewall towards a pressure sidewall. A second plurality of projections is coupled to the pressure sidewall adjacent the trailing edge and extending from the pressure sidewall towards the suction sidewall. The airfoil includes a divider coupled to the first and second pluralities of projections and extending within a space between the first and second pluralities of projections. A first cooling channel is defined adjacent the suction sidewall and a second cooling channel is defined adjacent the pressure sidewall. The first and second cooling channels are configured to receive a coolant stream. The first plurality of projections is configured to meter the coolant stream through the first cooling channel and the second plurality of projections is configured to meter the coolant stream through the second cooling channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Comapny
    Inventors: Brian Gene Brzek, Victor John Morgan, James Fredric Wiedenhoefer
  • Publication number: 20190203606
    Abstract: An assembly for a turbomachine and a method for assembling a plurality of flow path components are presented. The assembly includes a plurality of flow path components disposed adjacent to one another, each flow path component having a forward surface, an aft surface, a pressure side surface, and a suction side surface. A seal channel is defined by the pressure side surface and the suction side surface of adjacent flow path components. The seal channel has an open forward end proximate to the forward surfaces and at least two rear ends proximate to the aft surfaces. The assembly includes a plurality of seal layers disposed within the seal channel such that one or more seal layers extend from the open forward end to a rear end and one or more other seal layers extend from the open forward end to another rear end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Neelesh Nandkumar Sarawate, Christopher Edward Wolfe, Victor John Morgan, Jason Ray Gregg
  • Patent number: 10280774
    Abstract: The present application provides a turbine nozzle including an airfoil shape. The airfoil shape may have a nominal profile substantially in accordance with Cartesian coordinate values of X, Y and Z set forth in Table I. The Cartesian coordinate values of X, Y and Z are non-dimensional values from 0% to 100% convertible to dimensional distances in inches by multiplying the Cartesian coordinate values of X, Y and Z by a height of the airfoil in inches. The X and Y values, when connected by smooth continuing arcs, define airfoil profile sections at each distance Z. The airfoil profile sections at Z distances may be joined smoothly with one another to form a complete airfoil shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: John Franklin Ryman, Victor John Morgan, Mary Virginia Holloway
  • Patent number: 10260358
    Abstract: A process of producing a ceramic matrix composite component. The process includes positioning a plurality of ceramic matrix composite plies on top of one another and forming a cavity therein. At least a portion of the cavity includes a terminal diameter sufficiently small to permit infiltration of a densifying material. The plurality of ceramic matrix composite plies are densified to form a densified body. The densifying results in the portion of the cavity including the terminal diameter being filled with densifying material and the cavity is present in the densified body. A ceramic matrix composite having cavities therein is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Jacob John Kittleson, Victor John Morgan
  • Patent number: 10161523
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein provide a cloth seal for use with turbine components. The cloth seal includes first and second cloth layers. One or more central shims are positioned between the first and second cloth layers so as to block a leakage flow path. Another shim is positioned on and seals the opposite side of the first cloth layer from the one or more central shims positioned between the first and second cloth layers so as to block another leakage flow path. Yet another sealing shim may be positioned on the opposite side of the second cloth layer from the one or more central shims positioned between the first and second cloth layers to as to seal the opposite side of the second cloth layer and block another leakage flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Neelesh Nandkumar Sarawate, David Wayne Weber, Omprakash Samudrala, Victor John Morgan
  • Publication number: 20180363478
    Abstract: A method for forming a coated turbine component and a coated turbine component is provided. The method includes a step of providing a component having a substrate comprising a trailing edge face. The method further includes a step of applying a thermal barrier coating or environmental barrier coating selectively to the substrate to form a discontinuous transition from a hot gas path surface at the trailing edge face to discourage hot gas flow along the trailing edge face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Joshua Lee MARGOLIES, Victor John MORGAN, Matthew Troy HAFNER
  • Publication number: 20180355725
    Abstract: A method of creating a cooling arrangement for a turbine component, and a cooling arrangement are provided. The turbine component includes an interior cooling passage formed therein. The method comprises a step of forming a slot through a sidewall of the turbine component. The method further comprises a step of forming an insert having one or more cooling features and a cavity. The method further comprises a step of positioning the insert within the slot. The method further comprises a step of securing the insert within the slot. The method further comprises a step of forming at least one passage in fluid communication with the internal cooling passage, the insert, and an exterior surface of the turbine component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Victor John MORGAN, Andres Jose GARCIA-CRESPO, Elisabeth Kraus BLACK, George Andrew GERGELY, Jonathan Glenn REED
  • Publication number: 20180347371
    Abstract: A hot gas path component of an industrial machine includes an adaptive cover for a cooling pathway. The component and adaptive cover are made by additive manufacturing. The component includes an outer surface exposed to a working fluid having a high temperature; an internal cooling circuit; and a cooling pathway in communication with the internal cooling circuit and extending towards the outer surface. The adaptive cover is positioned in the cooling pathway at the outer surface. The adaptive cover may include a heat transfer enhancing surface at the outer surface causing the adaptive cover to absorb heat faster than the outer surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Benjamin Paul Lacy, Victor John Morgan
  • Publication number: 20180347442
    Abstract: A hot gas path component of an industrial machine includes a cooling pathway with a lattice structure therein. The component and lattice structure are made by additive manufacturing. The component includes an outer surface exposed to a working fluid having a high temperature; a thermal barrier coating over the outer surface; an internal cooling circuit; and a cooling pathway in communication with the internal cooling circuit and extending towards the outer surface. A lattice structure is in the cooling pathway at the outer surface. The lattice structure is configured to support the thermal barrier coating over the cooling pathway and in response to a spall in the thermal barrier coating occurring over the cooling pathway, allow a cooling medium from the internal cooling circuit to pass therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Benjamin Paul Lacy, Victor John Morgan