Means Subjected To Or Is Working Fluid Patents (Class 415/176)
  • Patent number: 10927704
    Abstract: A turbine generator assembly includes a turbine drivably connected to an electrical generator. The turbine includes a propellant input and a spent propellant exhaust. The spent propellant exhaust is connected to an exhaust flow path. An electrical component is connected to an output of the electrical generator such that the electrical component is powered by the electrical generator. A first heat exchanger including a cooling fluid inlet is connected to the exhaust flow path and a cooled feature is configured to be cooled by fluid received through the cooling fluid inlet. The cooled feature is at least a portion of the electrical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventor: Zachary J. Delong
  • Patent number: 10927848
    Abstract: A fan module is provided. The fan module includes a housing and an impeller. The housing includes a cover plate. The impeller is disposed in the housing and configured to rotate around an axis. The cover plate has an outer outline away from the axis. A tangent line of an endpoint on the outer outline intersects with the axis to form an angle, and the angle is not a right angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chi-Chuan Chen, Ming-Hsiu Wu
  • Patent number: 10738658
    Abstract: An axial flow turbine according to an embodiment includes: an outer casing; an inner casing provided inside the outer casing; a discharge pipe that is welded and joined to the outer casing and through which a working fluid discharged from the axial flow turbine flows; a sleeve that is provided inside the outer casing and the discharge pipe and guides the working fluid discharged from the axial flow turbine to the discharge pipe; a tubular member that is provided over an outer periphery of the sleeve inside the outer casing and the discharge pipe and covers an inner periphery side of a joint portion between the outer casing and the discharge pipe; an introduction port that introduces a cooling medium into a space demarcated by the outer casing, the discharge pipe, and the tubular member; and a discharge port that discharges the cooling medium introduced into the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Tejima, Tsuguhisa Tashima, Norikazu Takagi, Shogo Iwai
  • Patent number: 10462930
    Abstract: A fan device includes a casing, a stator unit disposed inside the casing, a rotor unit disposed outside the casing corresponding to the stator unit, and a bearing support detachably connected to the casing. The rotor unit is isolated from the stator unit by the casing and includes a rotation shaft, a bearing, a fan wheel, and a rotor. The bearing support partially shields the rotor unit and supports the rotor unit in a manner that the bearing or the rotation shaft is fixed to the bearing support, so that the fan wheel is driven to rotate with respect to the bearing support as the rotor rotates relative to the stator unit, and the rotor unit and the bearing support can be removed together from the casing when the bearing support is removed from the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Qisda Corporation
    Inventor: Chi-Cheng Lin
  • Patent number: 10436216
    Abstract: A turbocharger includes a cooling passage. The cooling passage is arranged along a diffuser surface, which faces a diffuser passage in a compressor housing member. The compressor housing member is constituted by combining a first piece, a second piece, and a third piece, which are produced by die casting or the like. The cooling passage is defined by assembling the first piece and the second piece to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Uesugi, Koichi Yonezawa
  • Patent number: 10221863
    Abstract: A vacuum pump comprises: a stator; a rotor that rotates with respect to the stator; a pump casing in which the stator and the rotor are contained, and a suction port and a through-hole for exhaust are provided; a first exhaust duct fixed to an outer circumference of the pump casing so as to communicate with the through-hole for exhaust; and a second exhaust duct that is inserted into at least the through-hole for exhaust with a gap interposed, an exhaust gas passing inside the second exhaust duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuya Tsubokawa
  • Patent number: 10190597
    Abstract: A rotor of a vacuum pump has a circular member that is driven rotatably, a cylindrical member joined to an outer circumference of the circular member, and a thread groove pump flow path formed between the cylindrical member and a stator member surrounding an outer circumference of the cylindrical member. The cylindrical member is made of a material having at least a feature of lower thermal expansivity or lower creep rate than that of a material of the circular member. A gap of a second region provided between a non-joint portion of the cylindrical member and the stator member is set to be smaller than a gap of a first region provided between a joint portion of the cylindrical member and the stator member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Edwards Japan Limited
    Inventor: Takashi Kabasawa
  • Patent number: 10060351
    Abstract: A de-icing device for a splitter nose of a dual-flow turbine engine compressor. The device comprises a splitter nose that has an inner flange and that separates a primary flow and a secondary flow, a shroud arranged on the inside of the annular wall and bearing an annular row of vanes and an abradable seal, a de-icing annular space for circulating a de-icing fluid between the nose and the shroud, a partition annularly dividing the annular space including an outer radial flange attached to the inner flange of the splitter nose using the same bolts that are used to attach the outer shroud. The nose has a radial flange for centering the partition, providing a press fit that optimizes the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Safran Aero Boosters SA
    Inventor: Quentin Oggero
  • Patent number: 9987405
    Abstract: A blood pump having an axially tubular inlet, a tangential chamber adjoining the axial inlet and having a substantially radial outlet, with an axial guide body connected to the outlet and/or to the tangential chamber, an impeller supported on the guide body and having an inner surface facing the guide body and an outer surface as well as blading arranged on the outer surface. At least one part region of the guide body projects from the tangential chamber into the inlet, wherein at least one section of the stator transmitting a force onto the rotor is arranged in the part region. The impeller is supported by a hydrodynamic radial bearing in the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Berlin Heart GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Nüsser, Georg Konstas
  • Patent number: 9983641
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems associated with tunable pumped two-phase liquid cooling thermal management are disclosed. In embodiments, a tunable cooling apparatus may include a thermoelectric cooler device, TEC, that has a hot side and a cold side, where the cold side is to cool the coolant in route to an inlet manifold of the cold plate before the coolant enters the inlet manifold, and the hot side may be to warm the coolant in route from an outlet manifold of the cold plate after the coolant flows through the cold plate and exits the outlet manifold and or vice versa. In embodiments, the coolant may be either in a liquid state or in a vapor state. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Devdatta P. Kulkarni, Timothy G. Hanna
  • Patent number: 9879695
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cover plate (2) for a screw-type centrifugal wheel pump (1), wherein the cover plate (2) has a front side (2h) and a rear side (2i), and wherein the front side (2h) comprises a surface part (2k) which runs in a preferably frustoconical manner and the profile of which is designed to be matched to the rear side of a screw-type centrifugal wheel (25), wherein the surface part (2k) has, in the center thereof, a central opening (2g), wherein the central opening (2g) runs in the direction of an axis (A), and wherein the cover plate (2) has at least one aperture (2a) which is arranged in the region of the surface part (2k) and spaced apart from the central opening (2g), and wherein the aperture (2a) forms a fluid-conducting connection between the front side (2h) and the rear side (2i) of the cover plate (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Frideco AG
    Inventors: Carl Stahle, Ciro Robles
  • Patent number: 9845689
    Abstract: In a turbine exhaust structure and a gas turbine, a turbine casing (26) formed in an annular shape to constitute a combustion gas passage A is provided. An exhaust diffuser (31) formed in an annular shape to constitute a flue gas passage (B) is connected to the turbine casing (26) to constitute a configuration. By providing a pressure loss body (61) in the exhaust diffuser (31), efficient pressure recovery can be carried out, which improves turbine efficiency, thereby enabling improvement of the performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Kitagawa, Yasuro Sakamoto, Eisaku Ito
  • Fan
    Patent number: 9523373
    Abstract: A blower fan includes a lower plate portion made of a material having a thermal conductivity of 1.0 W/(m·K) or more, and a side wall portion made of a material having a thermal conductivity of 1.0 W/(m·K) or more. An upper plate portion arranged to cover an upper side of the impeller includes an air inlet. The upper plate portion, the side wall portion, and the lower plate portion are arranged to together define an air outlet on the lateral side of the impeller. The blower fan further includes a heat source contact portion with which a heat source is to be in contact, the heat source contact portion being arranged in a surface of the blower fan which faces away from the impeller. The heat source contact portion and the side wall portion are arranged to at least partially overlap with each other in a plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takehito Tamaoka, Kazuhiko Fukushima
  • Patent number: 9033028
    Abstract: A heat dissipation module includes a centrifugal fan and a heat pipe. The centrifugal fan includes an outer housing, a heat dissipation fin array, a retaining wall, an impeller and a rotation-driving device. The outer housing includes an axial air inlet, an axial air outlet and a radial air outlet. The heat dissipation fin array is located at an inner wall of the radial air outlet. The retaining wall is located on a flat wall of the outer housing on which the axial air outlet is located. The retaining wall is in contact with an inner wall of an electronic device to collectively form a circulation channel so as to guide airflows output from the axial air outlet through the flat wall with which the heat dissipation fin array is aligned, and into the axial air inlet. The heat pipe is in contact with the heat dissipation fin array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventor: Che-Ming Wang
  • Patent number: 9022731
    Abstract: The present document describes a centrifugal ceiling fan. The fan comprises a casing, a motor and a centrifugal propeller. The casing comprises an upper surface comprising an air inlet and a lower surface comprising an air outlet. In an embodiment, the lower surface has a round bowl-like shape including a plurality of openings defining the air outlet. The propeller comprises a shaft and a plurality of blades provided around the shaft. The blades may be curved to push the air in all directions between a first direction substantially perpendicular to the rotation shaft and a second direction substantially parallel to the rotation shaft in order to evenly ventilate the room. The fan may include a heating element for heating the air as it exits from the fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Alessandro Seccareccia
  • Patent number: 8998563
    Abstract: An active clearance control system for a gas turbine engine includes a structural member that is configured to be arranged near a blade tip. A plenum includes first and second walls respectively providing first and second cavities. The first wall includes impingement holes. The plenum is arranged over the structural member. A fluid source is fluidly connected to the second cavity to provide an impingement cooling flow from the second cavity through the impingement holes to the first cavity onto the structural member. A method includes the steps of providing a conditioning fluid to an outer cavity of a plenum providing an impingement cooling flow through impingement holes from an inner wall of the plenum to an inner cavity, directing the impingement cooling flow onto a structural member, and conditioning a temperature of the structural member with the impingement cooling flow to control a blade tip clearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Philip Robert Rioux
  • Patent number: 8992170
    Abstract: A wind turbine having an air-conditioning system is provided. The air-conditioning system controls the climatization of the interior of the nacelle of the wind turbine. The air conditioning system includes at least one air inlet for ventilating the interior with air intake from outside of the wind turbine. The air-conditioning system also includes a heater for heating the air intake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Henrik Stiesdal
  • Patent number: 8978739
    Abstract: A heat dissipating device for dissipating heat from a heat radiation element includes a base, a fixing frame, a fan, and a securing arm. The fixing frame is fixedly attached to the base, and the fixing frame has two coaxially aligned receiving holes defined therein. The fan includes two coaxially aligned shafts. The aligned shafts are fittingly received in the respective receiving holes, such that the fan is detachably attached to the fixing frame and rotatable about the aligned shafts. The securing arm is rotatably attached to the base, and the securing arm is configured for holding the fan against the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 8979470
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine includes a compressor with rotor blades having roots connected into seats of a compressor drum. The rotor blade roots and/or the compressor drum have longitudinal passages for a cooling fluid, connecting higher pressure areas to lower pressure areas of the gas turbine engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Alstom Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Sergei Riazantsev, Holger Kiewel, Sven Olmes, Thomas Kramer, Sergey Shchukin
  • Patent number: 8973361
    Abstract: Provided is a seal air supply system including: a seal air compressor 73 provided separately from an exhaust gas turbine turbocharger 27 to generate compressed air; a seal air supply passage 77 through which the compressed air is supplied to a seal air supply part 79 as seal air of the exhaust gas turbine turbocharger 27; and a surplus air inlet passage 81 bifurcating from the seal air supply passage 77 and guiding surplus air of the seal air to an outlet side of an intake gas compressor 27a of the exhaust gas turbine turbocharger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuuichi Shimizu, Hajime Suzuki, Hideki Nishio
  • Patent number: 8961114
    Abstract: One or more heat exchangers mounted in a duct have heat transfer cooling passages therein and a variable geometry flow restrictor is integral with each of the heat exchangers. An annular slide valve axially translatable within the duct is operable to open and close or vary a variable area between the heat exchangers and one of inner and outer casings bounding the duct. The heat exchangers may be being circumferentially distributed around an annular duct and include radial or circumferentially curved heat transfer tubes or vanes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Michael Anthony Ruthemeyer
  • Fan
    Patent number: 8961109
    Abstract: A fan includes a frame, rotor supported by this frame and having a central hub and a number of blades and a drive mechanism for rotatably driving the rotor, in addition to a ring to which the end zones of the blades are connected. The ring is assembled from two part-rings of the same form which each include a circular strip of sheet material, the free ends of which are mutually connected to form the outer surface of a truncated cone, and a third part-ring which mutually connects the inner edges of the first two part-rings. The end zones of the blades are connected to the third part-ring. The ring has a diameter of more than about 1.50 m. The number of blades amounts to at least eight. The blades are hollow and include a framework structure which is provided with a skin connected thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Bronswerk Heat Transfer B.V.
    Inventor: Augustinus Wilhelmus Maria Bertels
  • Patent number: 8961130
    Abstract: A system and method to cool the air inside the nacelle and the heat generating components, particularly of an offshore wind turbine is presented. The ambient air first enters an air handling unit near the tower bottom where the airborne water droplets and salt particles are removed. The clean air is then compressed adiabatically, thus increasing the dew point temperature of the water vapor in the air. The high pressure, high temperature air from the compressor is then cooled and dehumidified in a sea water-to-air heater exchanger or an air-to-air heat exchanger. The high pressure air from the heat exchanger then enters the turbine at the tower bottom and flows up to the nacelle where it is allowed to expand adiabatically in a duct. The duct helps direct the resulting cold air over the heat generating components. The cold air can also used to cool these components internally. The warm air ultimately exits the nacelle at the rear top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Gamesa Innovation & Technology, S.L.
    Inventor: Peri Sabhapathy
  • Patent number: 8961102
    Abstract: A system and method for sealing a shaft disposed for rotation within a casing, where two axially-spaced seal rings of an oil film seal extend around the shaft and define a clearance therebetween. Oil is pumped into the clearance from an oil reservoir and a portion of the oil is received in an annular port defined in the casing between an outer labyrinth seal and one of the axially-spaced seal rings. The oil mixes with a process gas to for an oil and gas mixture. A blower is in fluid communication with the annular port and circulates the oil and gas mixture to a trap where the oil is separated from the process gas and a separated process gas is returned back to the annular port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Dresser-Rand Company
    Inventor: Philippe Auber
  • Publication number: 20140356147
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards a centrifugal compressor, a heat exchanger integral with the centrifugal compressor and configured to transfer heat from a fluid pressurized by the centrifugal compressor to a cooling fluid flow, and a cooling fluid supply head of the heat exchanger comprising an integral flow control valve configured to regulate a cooling fluid flow rate through the heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Edward Gerber, Jonathan David Clemons
  • Patent number: 8899909
    Abstract: The present application provides a steam turbine system. The steam turbine system may include a high pressure section, an intermediate pressure section, a shaft packing location positioned between the high pressure section and the intermediate pressure section, a source of steam, and a cooling system. The cooling system delivers a cooling steam extraction from the source of steam to the shaft packing location so as to cool the high pressure section and the intermediate pressure section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Vishwas Kumar Pandey, Debabrata Mukhopadhyay, Manikandan Srinivasan, Santhosh Donkada
  • Patent number: 8893499
    Abstract: An expander-generator is disclosed having an expansion device and a generator disposed within a hermetically-sealed housing. The expansion device may be overhung and supported on or otherwise rotate a hollow expansion rotor having a thrust balance seal being arranged at least partially within a chamber defined in the expansion rotor. Partially-expanded working fluid is extracted from an intermediate expansion stage and a first portion of the extracted working fluid is used cool the generator and accompanying radial bearings. A second portion of the extracted working fluid may be introduced into the chamber defined within the expander rotor via a conduit defined in the thrust balance seal chamber. The second portion of extracted working fluid minimizes unequal axial thrust loads on the expander rotor due to the overhung arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Dresser-Rand Company
    Inventor: William C. Maier
  • Patent number: 8858158
    Abstract: A steam turbine 10 is comprised of a double-structured casing configured of an outer casing 21 and an inner casing 20, a turbine rotor 23 disposed through the inner casing and having a plurality of stages of moving blades 22 implanted, and a plurality of stages of stationary blades 25 disposed alternately with the moving blades 22 in the axial direction of the turbine rotor 23 in the inner casing 20. The steam turbine 10 is further provided with a discharge passage 30 which externally guides steam, which has flown in the inner casing and passed the final stage moving blades while performing expansion work, directly from the inner casing interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazutaka Ikeda, Katsuya Yamashita, Takao Inukai, Kazuhiro Saito, Kouichi Kitaguchi, Shogo Iwai, Shigekazu Miyashita
  • Patent number: 8821106
    Abstract: The present application provides a rotor coupling guard for use with removing a flow of air about a rotor coupling of a turbo-machine. The rotor coupling guard may include an inner cover with a number of apertures surrounding the rotor coupling and an outer cover surrounding the inner cover. Rotation of the rotor coupling forces the flow of air through the apertures in the inner cover and away from the rotor coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Donkada Santhosh, Rohit Pruthi, Vishwas Kumar Pandey, Abhishek Agrawal
  • Patent number: 8810086
    Abstract: Disclosed is a rotor (1) for an electric rotor motor, consisting of a rotor bell (2) with a peripheral wall (4) and at least one one-sided rotor base (6) to enclose a stator, in particular as a part of a motor housing with a high IP rating, for example IP54 per DIN/IEC-EN 60034-5. The rotor bell (2) features a heat sink (12) with high heat conductivity that extends through the rotor base (6) in such a way that the motor heat arising on the inside can be removed via the heat sink (12) through the rotor base (6) to the outside into the environment. Further, the invention relates to an electric rotor motor, in particular with an encapsulated motor housing with a high IP-protection system, for example IP54 per DIN/IEC-EN 60034-5, consisting of a stator and a rotor (1) enclosing the stator in an embodiment of the above-described type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: EBM-Papst Mulfingen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dieter Best, Werner Müller
  • Patent number: 8800688
    Abstract: In aspects, the disclosure provides a drilling motor that includes a lubricating unit that selectively supplies a lubricant to the drilling fluid before the drilling fluid passes through the drilling motor so as to lubricate the stator and/or the rotor to reduce friction between the stator and the rotor and to reduce wear of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Hendrik John, Harald Grimmer
  • Publication number: 20140212279
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aircraft propulsion engine (1) comprising a case, notably a fan case (18), a cowl (20) forming part of the nacelle of the engine (1), the cowl (20) being designed to at least partially surround said case leaving a space (22) between the cowl and the case (18), in which space (22) at least one piece of equipment (24) is mounted and extends along the axis (10) of said engine (1), the cowl comprising a wall and wall stiffeners fixed to the internal face (34) of this wall, wherein at least a part of the stiffeners of the cowl is arranged to form air guide ducts, said air guide ducts being assembled into an air distribution circuit to ventilate said equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: SNECMA
    Inventors: Tewfik Boudebiza, Frederic Eichstadt, Marc Tesniere
  • Patent number: 8790073
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine including a stator vane directing hot combustion gases onto rotor blades is provided. The stator vane includes a platform disposed at the side of the vane radially inward/outward with respect to the axis of rotation of the engine, the platform having a trailing edge portion downstream with respect to the flow of gases past the stator vane. A support and cooling arrangement is included for directing a cooling fluid to an upstream end of a radially inwardly/outwardly facing side of the trailing edge portion of the platform, the arrangement also directing the cooling fluid to flow over the side in a generally axial direction to a downstream end of the side, the cooling fluid cooling the trailing edge portion as it flows over the side, wherein turbulators are included to increase heat transfer from the trailing edge portion as the cooling fluid flows over the side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Jonathan Mugglestone
  • Patent number: 8789369
    Abstract: A turbocharger of a supercharging apparatus includes a turbine impeller, which is rotatable by exhaust gas discharged from an internal combustion engine of a vehicle. An electric heater is placed in an exhaust passage, which extends from an exhaust outlet of the internal combustion engine to the turbine impeller. The electric heater generates a heat when the electric heater is energized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventor: Osamu Sato
  • Patent number: 8784037
    Abstract: A turbine shroud segment is metal injection molded (MIM) about an insert having a cooling air cavity covered by an impingement plate. The insert is held in position in an injection mold and then the MIM material is injected in the mold to form the body of the shroud segment about the insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
    Inventors: Eric Durocher, Guy Lefebvre
  • Publication number: 20140196433
    Abstract: A component for a gas turbine engine according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a platform having an outer surface and an inner surface that axially extend between a leading edge portion and a trailing edge portion. At least one augmentation feature is disposed on at least one of the leading edge portion and the trailing edge portion of the outer surface of the platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: United Technologies Corporation
  • Patent number: 8770914
    Abstract: A steam turbine system including a steam turbine is provided. The steam turbine system includes a high-pressure side steam inlet device, a low-pressure side steam device, and a control device for controlling the steam turbine. An additional steam inlet device is also included arranged between the high-pressure side steam inlet device and the low-pressure side steam device. The control device control a supply of steam via the additional steam inlet device as a function of operating parameters detected at the steam turbine system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jörg Eppendorfer, Bernd Leidinger, Markus Mantei
  • Patent number: 8756910
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention is a unique gas turbine engine. Another embodiment is a unique cooling system for a gas turbine engine. Other embodiments include apparatuses, systems, devices, hardware, methods, and combinations for cooling one or more objects of cooling. Further embodiments, forms, features, aspects, benefits, and advantages of the present application shall become apparent from the description and figures provided herewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce North American Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Sean Donovan, William Daniel Feltz, Steven Wesley Tomlinson
  • Publication number: 20140161597
    Abstract: The present application relates to a splitter nose of an axial turbomachine designed to separate an annular flow into the turbomachine into a primary flow and a secondary flow for undergoing a thermodynamic cycle. The nose includes a de-icing device with a wall defining, at least partially, an annular channel. A hot oil stream created by the turbomachine circulates in this latter. The oil runs through the circular nose and de-ices it while itself getting cooled. The wall is located so as to form the leading edge of the said splitter nose. The wall is an open or closed strip such as a tube which can be fixed by bonding, welding or recessing. The present application also relates to a multi-flow turbomachine with splitter noses fitted with de-icing devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Techspace Aero S.A.
    Inventor: Frederick Thise
  • Publication number: 20140150449
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine including a compressor rotor and a turbine rotor connected by a compressor shaft portion connected to the compressor rotor and a turbine shaft portion connected to the turbine rotor. The compressor shaft portion and the turbine shaft portion are connected axially together by a shaft coupling, between the compressor rotor and the turbine rotor, and at least a bearing rotatably coupled to the compressor shaft portion adjacent the shaft coupling. The compressor shaft and/or the turbine shaft are provided with openings permitting cooling air to enter air passages in the area of the shaft coupling and surrounding the end of the turbine shaft portion, in order to dissipate heat originating at the turbine rotor and thus reducing the thermal stresses at the bearing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventor: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
  • Patent number: 8740549
    Abstract: A lubrication system for turbocharger(s) ensures continuous lubrication of bearings and shaft of the turbocharger with lubricant retention during start and shut down of turbocharger-associated systems thereby enhancing the performance and turbocharger life. A shaft and bearings are lubricated by introducing pressurized lubricating oil through an oil inlet passage in the bearing housing and after lubricating, the lubricant returns to the engine oil sump located below the turbocharger through the oil outlet passage. A valve in the oil inlet pipe line permits lubricant flow to the bearings during engine running, and when the engine stops and oil pressure falls below the valve opening pressure, the valve shuts and traps the lubricant in oil inlet pipe that is above the valve. The oil outlet pipe retains sufficient lubricant in the bearing housing which lubricates the shaft and bearings post engine shutdown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd
    Inventors: Kishor Raut Shashank, Sharad Shete Manoj
  • Patent number: 8727704
    Abstract: A ring segment for a gas turbine engine includes a panel and a cooling system. The cooling system receives cooling fluid from an outer side of the panel for cooling the panel and includes at least one cooling fluid supply passage, at least one serpentine cooling passage, and at least one cooling fluid discharge passage. The cooling fluid supply passage(s) receive the cooling fluid from the outer side of the panel and deliver the cooling fluid to a first cooling fluid chamber within the panel. The serpentine cooling passage(s) receive the cooling fluid from the first cooling fluid chamber, wherein the cooling fluid provides convective cooling to the panel as it passes through the serpentine cooling passage(s). The cooling fluid discharge passage(s) discharge the cooling fluid from the cooling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Ching-Pang Lee, Eric C. Berrong
  • Patent number: 8721264
    Abstract: A compressor rotor for a turbomachine including at least two disks on a common axis carrying blades and connected together by a tubular wall, forming a surface of revolution, and a centripetal air bleed mechanism including air passages passing through the tubular wall, together with a wall extending along the tubular wall from the through passages up to one of the disks to channel the air stream inside the tubular wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Laurent Donatien Behaghel, Laurent Gille, Benjamin Philippe Pierre Pegouet
  • Publication number: 20140123647
    Abstract: A stack ring is formed by an outer ring and an inner ring and is inserted in an annular gap formed between an inlet sleeve and an inner casing. The outer periphery of the outer ring and the inner periphery of the inner ring each have a land part having a flat face and taper faces formed on upper and lower sides of the land part. A ratio of L1 to L0 is 0.3 to 0.7 where L1 is a length of the land part and L0 is a total length in the up-down direction. A ratio of S to S0 is not less than 0.95 where S is an area of the cross sectional shape of the outer ring or the inner ring and S0 is an area of a virtual rectangle BCDE and the taper faces have an inclined angle of 1° to 10°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Tamiaki NAKAZAWA, Masaru NISHIKATSU
  • Patent number: 8714910
    Abstract: The invention relates to a compressor unit, in particular, for submarine application, comprising an electric motor. The transported medium for compression, in particular, natural gas for transport, not only frequently contains various aggressive chemical compounds but is also carrier of various condensates which hinder compression and in particular lead to increased wear of the compressor. On assembly aggressive sea water can also enter the compressor unit. The invention provides a solution to the above, wherein the rotation axis is arranged vertically during operation and the housing comprises a drain at the lower axial end. The invention further relates to an assembly method for a compressor unit, in which the compressor unit is filed above water with an incompressible fluid, transported to a submarine operating position, connectors are connected to the inlet and the outlet and the fluid removed from the compressor unit through the drain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gerrit Lenderink, Theo Nijhuis
  • Publication number: 20140105733
    Abstract: The inner wall surfaces on the discharge sides of a cooling area have arc-like curved surfaces. The curvature of upper-side inner wall surfaces above a boundary part and the curvature of lower-side inner wall surfaces below the boundary part are set to be different from one another, the boundary part being located above the center line of cooling devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiki KATO, Atsushi Minegishi, Toshimichi Taketomi
  • Patent number: 8678750
    Abstract: A specialty pump and heat exchange system having a fluid pump driven by a gear assembly. The fluid pump has a pump casing and an inboard head that form a fluid passageway when connected together. The gear assembly uses lubricant in the transmission and that lubricant is cooled by being pumped from the gear assembly through a lubricant passageway in the inboard head and then recycled back to the gear assembly for further use. In addition to cooling the lubricant, the system warms the fluid pump and/or fluid passing through the fluid pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: W. S. Darley + Co.
    Inventor: Douglas W. Seitz
  • Patent number: 8680672
    Abstract: A semiconductor package is provided for carrying a sleeve member and a fan wheel axially coupled to the sleeve member so as to provide a heat dissipating function. The semiconductor package includes: a substrate; a coil module and at least an electronic component disposed on the substrate; and an encapsulant formed on the substrate for encapsulating the coil module and the electronic component so as to prevent the coil module and the electronic component from disturbing air flow generated by the fan wheel during operation, thereby avoiding generation of noises or vibrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Amtek Semiconductors Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsiang-Wei Tseng
  • Patent number: 8668438
    Abstract: A turbine assembly having a bladed turbine wheel and a turbine casing (1000), extending axially of the turbine assembly, radially outwardly surrounding the tips of the blades of the turbine wheel, the casing having at least one radially outwardly extending dummy flange (2100, 2200) off which, in axial direction, one or more cooling manifolds (1100, 1200, 1300), wrapping radially outwardly around the casing, are mounted, the or each cooling manifold being adapted to receive cooling air and to discharge the cooling air radially inwardly towards the casing, for cooling the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventor: Rajinder Saroi
  • Patent number: 8657559
    Abstract: A method and device for reducing wear in a water turbine (1) comprising a turbine housing (2) and an impeller (4), and where between the turbine housing (2) and the impeller (4) is arranged a seal (16, 18), and where the method comprises supplying cleaned water to the seal (16, 18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Dynavec AS
    Inventor: Ole Gunnar Dahlhaug