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8790066 Multi-lobe semi-floating journal bearing  
An exemplary turbocharger assembly includes a housing with a through bore having a central axis extending between a compressor end and a turbine end of the housing and a bearing, configured for...
8790067 Blade clearance control using high-CTE and low-CTE ring members  
An engine has a blade stage and a circumferential array of blade outer air seal segments. A support ring carries the blade outer air seal segments. The support ring has a low-CTE member and a...
8777554 Intermediate fan stage  
A fan system is disclosed having a forward fan stage configured to pressurize an airflow and an aft fan stage having a tip-fan configured to pressurize a first portion of a pressurized air flow...
8770912 Systems, methods, and apparatus for controlling turbine guide vane positions  
Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems, methods, and apparatus for controlling turbine guide vane positions. According to an example embodiment of the invention, a method is...
8770913 Apparatus and process for rotor creep monitoring  
An apparatus and a process for measuring rotor creep values for a monolithic rotor of an industrial gas turbine engine in order to determine when creep growth of the rotor has exceeded an allowable...
8770914 Steam turbine system and method for operating a steam turbine  
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...
8753074 Aspirator insert for a boundary layer in a fluid, a wall and a compressor equipped with said insert  
A passive leakage device for an axial turbomachine, more particularly for a low-pressure compressor of an axial turbomachine, is adapted to reduce and/or eliminate the surging phenomenon within the...
8753065 Method for setting a gear ratio of a fan drive gear system of a gas turbine engine  
A gas turbine engine according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a fan section including a fan rotatable about an axis and a speed reduction device in...
8740548 Gas turbine engine compressor variable stator vane arrangement  
A compressor variable stator vane arrangement comprises at least one stage of variable stator vanes. A speed sensor measures the rotational speed of the compressor rotor. A pressure sensor measures...
8727697 Variable vane actuation system and method  
A variable vane actuation system and method is disclosed herein. The variable vane actuation system includes a first ring member disposed for pivoting movement about a centerline axis. The first...
8727698 Atmospheric energy extraction devices and methods  
An electricity generating tower includes a tower wall whose inner radius profile has a hyperbolic shape for a least a portion thereof. Moisture is added to the top of the tower and mixes with air...
8727695 Chamfer-fillet gap for thermal management  
An apparatus and method is disclosed herein in which a heat-transfer fluid can be directed through a gap defined between a fillet and a chamfer. The apparatus includes a first member having a body...
8727696 Calibration of an actuator for a variable geometry turbine  
A variable geometry turbine of the kind used in a turbocharger has a variable geometry element such as a nozzle ring or an annular array of swing vanes that is operated by an actuator. The actuator...
8721257 Rotor blade tip clearance control  
A gas turbine engine has a row of circumferentially spaced rotor blades and a plurality of seal segments circumscribing the rotor blade tips and attached to a radially inward side of a casing of...
8721256 Turbomachine optimized for fastening a rotary shaft bearing, A method of mounting said bearing on said turbomachine  
A turbomachine including a shaft, a bearing for supporting the shaft and including an outer ring, and a support for the bearing, the support having a flange to which the outer ring is fastened by...
8721265 Multiple staged compressor with last stage airfoil cooling  
A high compression ratio compressor having multiple stages of airfoils to produce the high pressure rations, where the last stage airfoils are cooled by passing cooling air through the airfoils...
8714905 Method and a device for balancing pressure in a turbojet bearing enclosure  
A pressure-balancing device for balancing pressure in at least one bearing enclosure of a turbojet, the enclosure including a mechanism feeding the bearing with lubricating liquid, an air intake,...
8708640 Method and apparatus for efficiently generating and extracting power from an air flow to do useful work  
A portion of the internal energy of a mass flow of a compressible fluid, such as air, is transformed efficiently into greatly increased flow kinetic energy by passing the flow through a set of...
8708638 Apparatus and method for active gap monitoring for a continuous flow machine  
An apparatus and method for active gap monitoring for a continuous flow machine, in particular an aircraft propulsion device, which has a rotor and a housing which surrounds the rotor forming a...
8708639 Turbine bucket shroud tail  
The present application provides an axial flow turbine. The axial flow turbine may include a stator casing and a turbine bucket positioned about the stator casing. A tip shroud may be positioned on...
8708641 Turbine blade and gas turbine  
Provided are turbine blades and a gas turbine capable of damping the vibrations caused by an excitation force and facilitating mounting/disassembly. Included are a shroud portion disposed at an end...
8702372 System and method for adjusting compressor inlet fluid temperature  
A system includes a radiation detector array directed toward a fluid flow into a compressor. The radiation detector array is configured to output a signal indicative of a two-dimensional...
8696300 Body fan device  
A body fan device for keeping a user cool, dry, and comfortable when wearing a garment is provided. The body fan device comprises an outer casing having a front side and a rear side with the front...
8696299 Compressor  
A compressor comprises an impeller wheel mounted within a housing defining an inlet and an outlet. The wheel has a plurality of vanes and is rotatable about an axis. The housing has an inner wall...
8695345 Calculation method of moisture loss in steam turbine  
In one embodiment, a calculation method of moisture loss in a steam turbine calculates first a wetness fraction at the inlet and outlet of each of stationary blade cascades and rotor blade...
8690519 Wet gas compressor systems  
The present application provides for a wet gas compressor system. The wet gas compressor system may include a wet gas compressor with an inlet section. A variable cross-section nozzle may be...
8684659 Rotating blade system for a row of rotating blades of a turbomachine  
The invention concerns a moving blade system for a moving blade sequence of a continuous-flow machine, in particular a thermal gas turbine with at least two moving blade segments, of which each...
8678741 Oil cooled runner  
An oil cooled runner, for a rotary seal between an engine case and a shaft rotationally mounted to the case, includes an annular runner ring having a platform with a radially outer seal engagement...
8678742 Clearance control system, turbomachine and method for adjusting a running clearance between a rotor and a casing of a turbomachine  
The invention relates to a clearance control system for adjusting a running clearance (L) between a rotor (12) having rotor blades (10) of a turbomachine (14), especially a gas turbine, and a...
8678740 Turbomachine flow path having circumferentially varying outer periphery  
A turbomachine includes an annular flow path section between a plurality of radially extending stator blades and a plurality of radially extending rotor blades. At least a portion of the flow path...
8678743 Method for setting a gear ratio of a fan drive gear system of a gas turbine engine  
A gas turbine engine according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a fan section including a fan rotatable about an axis and a speed reduction device in...
8672607 Vacuum pump  
A differentially pumped vacuum system including apparatus having at least first and second chambers; and a vacuum pump for differentially pumping fluid from the chambers to generate a first...
8672606 Gas turbine engine and system for servicing a gas turbine engine  
A gas turbine engine includes a compressor having first annular connection structure at a forward end portion of an air inlet housing of the compressor. The gas turbine engine may also include...
8668431 Seal clearance control on non-cowled gas turbine engines  
A method for controlling turbine blade tip seal clearance on a non-cowled gas turbine engine includes the step of directing a flow of relatively hot, pressurized air in contact with an exterior...
8668432 Bearing arrangement having a double-row roller bearing, turbocharger and method for feeding a lubricant to the rows of rolling bodies of a double-row roller bearing  
A hearing arrangement which has a double-row rolling-body bearing, in particular an angular ball bearing for a turbocharger. The rolling-body bearing has at least one outer ring and at least one...
8662820 Method for shutting down a turbomachine  
A method for increasing the operational flexibility of a turbomachine during a shutdown phase is provided. The turbomachine may include a first section, a second section, and a rotor disposed...
8662819 Apparatus and method for preventing cracking of turbine engine cases  
A method for preventing cracking of a turbine engine case includes the steps of disposing at least two rails upon an exterior surface of a turbine engine case; and securing a first rail to a first...
8662821 Removable steam inlet assembly for steam turbine  
A removable steam inlet assembly and lifting fixture for a steam turbine are provided to facilitate lifting of the upper exhaust hood of the steam turbine. The removable steam inlet assembly is...
8657558 Airflow from a blower with one or more adjustable guide vanes that are affixed to the blower at one or more pivot points located in an outlet of the blower  
Methods, apparatus, and products are disclosed for improving the airflow exiting a blower that has one or more adjustable guide vanes that are affixed to the blower at one or more pivot points...
8657559 Method and device for reduction of wear in a water turbine  
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...
8657571 Supersonic compressor rotor and methods for assembling same  
A supersonic compressor rotor that includes a rotor disk that includes a body that extends between a radially inner surface and a radially outer surface. A plurality of vanes are coupled to the...
8651798 Kinetic hydropower generation system and intake therefore  
A kinetic hydropower generation system has a turbine and a generator coupled to the turbine. An underwater intake nozzle assembly is fluidly coupled to the turbine. For one embodiment, an...
8651799 Turbine nozzle slashface cooling holes  
A turbine vane or blade segment includes at least one airfoil extending radially outwardly from a radially inner band. A plurality of cooling passages are formed in the radially inner band in fluid...
8647048 Flexible seal for gas turbine engine system  
A system includes a gas turbine engine, a nozzle structure located adjacent to the gas turbine engine, a flexible annular seal linking the gas turbine engine and the nozzle structure, the flexible...
8647047 Method and system for controlling a turbocompressor group  
A method for controlling at least two turbocompressors (1.1, 2.1), each having a control device (1.2, 2.2) for maintaining a distance relative to a surge limit curve (P1, P2) of the respective...
8641361 Airflow from a blower with one or more adjustable guide vanes that are affixed to the blower at one or more pivot points located in an outlet of the blower  
Methods, apparatus, and products are disclosed for improving the airflow exiting a blower that has one or more adjustable guide vanes that are affixed to the blower at one or more pivot points...
8641360 Method for braking a rotor of a turbine engine and a turning gear for driving the rotor of a turbine engine  
The invention relates to a method for braking a rotor of a turbine engine, comprising a turning gear, with a drive supplied from an energy source, having an input shaft to which the rotor may be...
8641362 Turbine exhaust cylinder and strut cooling  
A turbine exhaust cylinder for an industrial gas turbine engine with an external blower that delivers cooling air to an inner space of the exhaust cylinder that provides cooling for the struts that...
8636462 Methods, systems and apparatus for detecting material defects in rotor blades of combustion turbine engines  
A system for detecting defects in a turbine rotor blade of a combustion turbine engine. The system may include: a turbine rotor blade that includes an insulator coating; a first electrode that is...
8639377 Metrology for GST film thickness and phase  
Methods of determining thickness and phase of a GST layer on a semiconductor substrate are described using intensity spectra within the infra-red range. In particular, techniques for using certain...