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Donald L Wolfe, Jack W Clements, John S Kerrey: Laser machining system. Westinghouse Electric, Douglas E Erickson, September 10, 1985: US04541055 (66 worldwide citation)

A computer controlled apparatus is disclosed for performing a series of laser machining operations on a work piece in an environment comprised of a non-reactive gas with respect to the material of which the work piece is made. The computer controlled apparatus includes a machining chamber for receiv ...


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John J Ciokajlo, Henry B Ritchie: Jet engine turbine support. General Electric Company, Douglas E Erickson, Jerome C Squillaro, October 30, 1990: US04965994 (64 worldwide citation)

A jet engine subassembly. The high pressure (HP) turbine includes a ball bearing assembly whose inner race is attached to the HP turbine shaft. The outer race takes radial loads through radially-extending tie rods which pass through the HP turbine nozzle vanes and are connected to the combustor's ou ...


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Osman Saim Dinc, Robert Harold Cromer, Bharat Sumpathkumar Bagepalli, James Robert Maynard: Gas-path leakage seal for a gas turbine. General Electric Company, Douglas E Erickson, Marvin Snyder, August 19, 1997: US05657998 (57 worldwide citation)

A gas-path leakage seal for generally sealing a gas-path leakage-gap between spaced-apart first and second members of a gas turbine (such as first and second segments of a gas turbine combustor casing). The seal includes a generally imperforate foil-layer assemblage which is generally impervious to ...


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James C Przytulski, Martin C Hemsworth: Apparatus for preloading an airfoil blade in a gas turbine engine. General Electric Company, Douglas E Erickson, Jerome C Squillaro, June 23, 1992: US05123813 (56 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for preloading an airfoil blade attached to a rotor disk in a gas turbine engine. The dovetail root of a composite fan blade is preloaded to prevent rubbing and wear against the dovetail slot of a metal rotor disk during fan windmilling, with the aircraft engine off, due to wind and breeze ...


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Nicholas Damlis, Frederick J Zegarski, Donald D Brayton: Gas turbine engine clearance control apparatus. General Electric Company, Douglas E Erickson, Jerome C Squillaro, July 20, 1993: US05228828 (52 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for controlling the clearance between the tips of a row of rotor blades and an array of surrounding shroud segments in a gas turbine engine. A torque tube is rotatably mounted on the engine casing and has a cam positioned inside the casing. First and second members are positioned inside th ...


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Evangelos T Laskaris, Bizhan Dorri: Open MRI magnet with uniform magnetic field. General Electric Company, Douglas E Erickson, Paul R Webb II, April 25, 1995: US05410287 (48 worldwide citation)

An open magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) magnet having first and second spaced-apart superconductive coil assemblies each including a toroidal-shaped coil housing containing a superconductive main coil and a superconductive bucking coil. The bucking coil is spaced radially inward and radially apart ...


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Weiping Wang, William Elliot Bachrach, Wendy Wen Ling Lin, Scott Roger Finn: Multi-component blade for a gas turbine. General Electric Company, Douglas E Erickson, Marvin Snyder, February 24, 1998: US05720597 (46 worldwide citation)

A lightweight, impact-resistant gas turbine blade, such as an aircraft engine fan blade, has an airfoil portion which includes a metal section and at least one foam section which together define a generally airfoil shape. The metal section extends from generally the blade root to generally the blade ...


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Lembit Salasoo: X-ray tube having reduced window heating. General Electric Company, Douglas E Erickson, Marvin Snyder, November 16, 1999: US05987097 (45 worldwide citation)

An X-ray tube assembly having a cathode, an anode, and an electrode surrounded by a vacuum-enclosing frame. Electrons from the cathode strike a target surface on the anode. Some electrons produce X-rays which exit an X-ray transparent window portion of the frame. Other electrons are backscattered an ...


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Ching Pang Lee, Theodore T Thomas Jr: Rotation enhanced rotor blade cooling using a double row of coolant passageways. General Electric Company, Douglas E Erickson, Jerome C Squillaro, November 24, 1992: US05165852 (44 worldwide citation)

A rotor blade such as a turbine rotor blade for a jet engine. The airfoil blade portion of the rotor blade has a plurality of longitudinally extending coolant passageways preferably interconnected to define a serpentine coolant circuit. Passageways channeling coolant from the blade root to the blade ...


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Vijay K Stokes: Ice maker subassembly for a refrigerator freezer. General Electric Company, Douglas E Erickson, Paul R Webb II, April 25, 1995: US05408844 (41 worldwide citation)

A subassembly for an ice maker includes a plastic ice cube tray having a housing located within and attached to the refrigerator freezer. The housing has spaced-apart ice cube cavities. An electrically heatable metallic film coating is attached to and generally covers the cavity surfaces. When the c ...