Including Internally Passaged Runner With Reaction Type Jet Discharge Nozzle Patents (Class 415/63)
  • Patent number: 10184229
    Abstract: A transonic two-phase reaction turbine for use with low and high temperature fluid flow mediums includes at least two wheels that are configured to rotate in opposite directions, at least one of the at least two wheels being equipped with one or multiple kinetic energy harvesters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Kremer
  • Patent number: 10065483
    Abstract: A visor assembly for a vehicle includes a mount assembly secured to a portion of the vehicle. The visor assembly further includes a first visor mounted to the mount assembly to be selectively rotated between a first stowed position and a first deployed position. The first visor is at least partially translucent and has a first face and a second face. A second visor is mounted to the mount assembly to be selectively rotatable between a second stowed position and a second deployed position. A first face of the second visor is positioned adjacent to the second face of the first visor when the first visor is in the first deployed position and the second visor is in the second deployed position. At least a portion of light traveling through the first visor exits the second face of the first visor and strikes the first face of the second visor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: TeraFlex, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Paul Cox
  • Patent number: 8444374
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hydroelectric machine. According to the invention, the machine includes: at least two pipes (10, 11) connected to a ballast (8) and to a horizontal bar (14), bearing a vertical axis (15) driving a first gear manipulation box (25) and then the rotor of a first generator (27); blades (16) opposite the openings (12, 13) of the pipes (10, 11), carried by bearings (17) and beams (18), and by a second structure (24) via rolling bearings (22), the beams (18) leading to a hollow cylinder (31) driving, via two sprockets (28, 29) and an axis (30), a second gear manipulation box (31) and then the rotor of a second generator (33); cylindrical steel frames (38, 40, 42, 44, 47, 49) bearing shoulders and rolling bearings (39, 41, 43, 45, 46, 48, 50); a power supply for powering two needle latches (59, 60) via two concentric metal hoops (55, 56) and two brushes (57, 58).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Nabil Frangie
  • Publication number: 20130101393
    Abstract: A reaction turbine has channels formed in the top surface of a disc to create nozzles. The channels can be covered by a membrane sealed to the disc or by the housing extended from a combustor. Each channel may have a first section extending radially outwardly from an inlet of the reaction turbine and a second curved section extending from the first section to a periphery of the disc. A reaction turbine may also receive input from an impulse turbine. Fluid flows through the impulse turbine and fluid from the impulse turbine enters an inlet of the reaction turbine. The reaction turbine may have cooling channels and cooling fins to lower the temperature of the disc during operation. In addition, magnets may provide bearing support and electricity generation. In addition, the reaction turbine may have a dual shaft construction, with each shaft connected to a reaction turbine. One reaction turbine powers a compressor, while the second reaction turbine powers a load through the second shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: HYBRID TURBINE GROUP
    Inventor: HYBRID TURBINE GROUP
  • Patent number: 7241106
    Abstract: A two staged fluid propulsion apparatus of the type which utilizes prior art pitched blades combined with solid boundary layer disks supported by a novel rotating tubular flow conduit perforated to allow fluid flow to from the interior of the tube to the exterior surface positioned to outlet into spaces between a plurality of solid disks mounted within a volute case housing containing a singular fluid outlet and in communication with a plurality of fluid inlet ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Inventor: David Christopher AviƱa
  • Patent number: 5636509
    Abstract: Improvements in a flywheel engine are described which includes a flywheel with non radial propulsion units for generating thrust by combustion to rotate the flywheel in a first direction about a flywheel axis. A drive shaft mounts the flywheel for rotation about the flywheel axis within a housing that completely encloses the flywheel. A turbine is also mounted within the housing. It includes turbine blades positioned to react against thrust from the propulsion units and rotate in a second direction opposite to rotation of the flywheel. A transmission is connected to the turbine for producing torque responsive to rotation of the turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1997
    Inventor: Irwin R. Abell
  • Patent number: 5263814
    Abstract: An improved water turbine which has a first rotatable cylinder having a water inlet hole and a plurality of nozzles, and a second rotatable cylinder having a plurality of rotating blades on the inner surface is disclosed. Water dropped from an altitude enters the first rotatable cylinder through the water inlet hole, where it is injected to the outside of the first rotatable cylinder causing the first rotatable cylinder to rotate. Water passing through the nozzles then strikes the rotating blades to rotate the second rotatable cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Inventor: Young-Wan Jang
  • Patent number: 5219270
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for recovering energy from a wet oxidation products stream flow includes channeling the stream flow to an energy recovery assembly (10). The assembly (10) includes a rotatable reactor barrel (32). The reaction barrel (32) is mounted on an axle (33) for rotation therewith. The reaction barrel (32) has races (40) disposed in juxtaposition and circumferentially about the axle (33). Each race (40) is disk-like in shape, has an outer rim, and may be juxtapositioned adjacent to another race (40). The reactor barrel (32) is provided with a plurality of rocket nozzles (41) on each race (40), and rocket nozzles (41) on adjacent races (40) may be in staggered alignment with the rocket nozzles (41) of an adjacent race (40). The stream flow is channeled to and expelled through the rocket nozzles (41), thus causing the reactor barrel (32) to rotate. The stream flow may be channeled via nozzle ducts (52) having varying lengths to control the flow to the rocket nozzles (41).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1993
    Assignee: Titmas and Associates Incorporated
    Inventor: James A. Titmas
  • Patent number: 4453885
    Abstract: A counter deflection torque device is disclosed. The counter deflection torque device includes an inner hollow shaft in communication with a source of high pressure working fluid and an outer hollow shaft surrounding at least a portion of the inner hollow shaft. The outer hollow shaft is provided with seals and bearings and is connected to a hollow disk. The inner hollow shaft is provided with a plurality of openings along the portion surrounded by the outer hollow shaft. The inner hollow shaft is also placed in communication with an annular conduit disposed on the periphery of a second disk. A plurality of tangential jets are coupled to the annular conduit. The outer hollow shaft is also connected to an annular conduit on the hollow disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1984
    Inventor: John D. Denton
  • Patent number: 4430042
    Abstract: An expanding hydraulic/two-phase velocity pump reaction turbine including a dual concentric rotor configuration with an inter-rotor annular flow channel in which the inner rotor is mechanically driven by the outer rotor. In another embodiment, the inner rotor is immobilized and provided with gas recovery ports on its outer surface by means of which gas in solution may be recovered. This velocity pump reaction turbine configuration is capable of potential energy conversion efficiencies of up to 70%, and is particularly suited for geothermal applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1984
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy
    Inventor: Palmer A. House
  • Patent number: 4410279
    Abstract: An apparatus for agitating and transforming settled sludges into slurries which are then capable of being pumped by conventional means. The apparatus comprises a housing immersible in the contents of a tank or chamber and containing separate variable drive means for an impeller and an impeller casing. The impeller casing forms an inlet to the impeller and has a plurality of radially directed outlet nozzles whereby rotation of the impeller effects circulation of the contents of the tank or chamber from the inlet to the outlets and rotation of the casing causes the discharge at the outlets to agitate the contents. The discharge at the outlets breaks up solid sediment at the bottom of the tank or chamber and a continuous recirculation of the contents results in the formation of a slurry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1983
    Assignee: British Nuclear Fuels Limited
    Inventors: Michael Howden, Terence L. Griffiths
  • Patent number: 4336039
    Abstract: A turbine for the generation of energy from geothermal sources including a reaction water turbine of the radial outflow type and a similar turbine for supersonic expansion of steam or gases. The rotor structure may incorporate an integral separator for removing the liquid and/or solids from the steam and gas before the mixture reaches the turbines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1982
    Inventor: John S. Sohre
  • Patent number: 4332520
    Abstract: An expanding hydraulic/two-phase velocity pump reaction turbine including a dual concentric rotor configuration with an inter-rotor annular flow channel in which the inner rotor is mechanically driven by the outer rotor. In another embodiment, the inner rotor is immobilized and provided with gas recovery ports on its outer surface by means of which gas in solution may be recovered. This velocity pump reaction turbine configuration is capable of potential energy conversion efficiencies of up to 70%, and is particularly suited for geothermal applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1982
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy
    Inventor: Palmer A. House
  • Patent number: 4278396
    Abstract: This invention relates to a centrifugal pump characterized by a pair of novel self-aligning impeller hub seals located in the high pressure cavity and subjected to the influence thereof to maintain them in fluid-tight sealed contact with the adjacent cavity walls to which they are loosely fastened. The invention also encompasses a novel thrust-type hub seal subassembly that is continually biased into fluid-tight sealed contact with an annular abutment on the impeller hub, the latter element being the only surface in relatively movable frictional engagement with the seal with such engagement being face-to-face so that the thrust compensates for any wear therebetween. Another feature of the invention is the cooperative relationship between the self-aligning impeller hub seals, the thrust-type hub seal and pressure relief passages in the impeller hub whereby the thrust seal is isolated from the relatively higher fluid pressure in the high pressure cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1981
    Inventor: John Vander Horst
  • Patent number: 3930744
    Abstract: A pressure gas engine having an inner first member of circular cross section with a periphery containing first energy conversion means for converting gas pressure to power and an outer second member extending around the first member and with a generally circular inner surface facing the outer surface of the first member and having second energy conversion means in the inner surface facing the first member and for converting gas velocity to power. In certain embodiments the inner and outer arrangements of the first and second members will be reversed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1973
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1976
    Assignee: Hollymatic Corporation
    Inventor: James V. Theis, Jr.