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William C Grosjean: Turbine engines. Solar Turbines Incorporated, LeBlanc Nolan Shur & Nies, August 27, 1985: US04537024 (58 worldwide citation)

Segmented nozzles and tip shoes having improved seals for keeping hot gases from leaking through the gaps between adjacent segments. The seals have an interference fit with grooves in the opposite ends of adjacent segments and span the gaps between those segments. The seals are sufficiently flexible ...


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Philip J Cederwall, Kenneth O Smith: Low emission combustion nozzle for use with a gas turbine engine. Solar Turbines Incorporated, Larry G Cain, June 15, 1993: US05218824 (53 worldwide citation)

The known systems and injector nozzles for reducing NOx in the combustion systems of past gas turbine engines has generally failed to effectively and efficiently reduce the NOx level. The present system reduces the formation of NOx within the combustion zone by controlling the air/fuel ratio and mor ...


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Amjad P Rajput: Dual fuel injector nozzle for use with a gas turbine engine. Solar Turbines Incorporated, Larry G Cain, April 11, 1995: US05404711 (47 worldwide citation)

Fuel injection nozzles used for reducing NOx in gas turbine engines have incorporated a variety of expensive and complicated techniques. For example, systems use schemes for introducing more air into the primary combustion zone, recirculating cooled exhaust products into the combustion zone and inje ...


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Luke H Cowell, Peter B Roberts: Gas turbine engine catalytic and primary combustor arrangement having selective air flow control. Solar Turbines Incorporated, William C Perry, September 26, 1995: US05452574 (42 worldwide citation)

In the operation of gas turbine engines, it is an ever increasing goal to reduce the amount of harmful elements contained within the emissions of the engine. In particular, it is of primary importance to reduce the amounts of nitrogen oxides contained within the emissions. The use of a catalytic com ...


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Mario E Abreu, Virenda M Sood: Impingement/effusion cooled combustor liner. Solar Turbines Incorporated, Larry G Cain, June 2, 1998: US05758504 (41 worldwide citation)

Existing combustors have the tendency to emit emissions and require a large quantity of cooling air to retain or extend the life of the components to a reasonable life expectancy. The present combustor reduces the emissions emitted therefrom, requires a reduced quantity of cooling air while resultin ...


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Virendra M Sood: Injector tip cooling using fuel as the coolant. Solar Turbines Incorporated, Larry G Cain, March 28, 1995: US05400968 (37 worldwide citation)

Past systems have attempted to cool the combustor end or tip of fuel injection nozzles by dumping the spent cooling air directly into combustion zone where it can adversely affect the combustion process in general, and NOx and CO emissions in particular. The present system or structure for cooling a ...


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Virendra M Sood, Robie L Faulkner: Injection nozzle tip cooling. Solar Turbines Incorporated, Larry G Cain, February 22, 1994: US05288021 (36 worldwide citation)

Past systems have attempted to cool the combustor end or tip of fuel injection nozzles, however, such methods have failed to attain adequate cooling and life. The present system or structure for cooling a tip or combustion end of a fuel injection nozzle is accomplished with a twofold structure. Firs ...


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Robie L Faulkner: Gas turbine engine construction and operation. Solar Turbines Incorporated, LeBlanc Nolan Shur & Nies, November 20, 1984: US04483137 (36 worldwide citation)

Gas turbine engines in which provision is made for introducing a liquid coolant into the combustor of the engine. This reduces the flame temperature in the combustor, thereby discouraging the formation of thermal NO.sub.x.


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Virendra M Sood, Leslie J Faulder: Wide range gaseous fuel combustion system for gas turbine engines. Solar Turbines Incorporated, Larry C Cain, May 30, 1989: US04833878 (31 worldwide citation)

Systems capable of supplying either all gaseous fuel, all liquid fuel, or a mixture of the two, at a preselected ratio have been successfully employed in gas turbine engines. The mixing of such fuels has taken place in the combustion chamber and has caused the nozzle design and system controls to co ...


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Boris Glezer, Gary L Boyd, Paul F Norton: Rim seal for turbine wheel. Solar Turbines Incorporated, Marshall O Toole Gerstein Murray & Borun, April 2, 1996: US05503528 (30 worldwide citation)

A turbine wheel assembly includes a disk having a plurality of blades therearound. A ceramic ring is mounted to the housing of the turbine wheel assembly. A labyrinth rim seal mounted on the disk cooperates with the ceramic ring to seal the hot gases acting on the blades from the disk. The ceramic r ...