Gregg Anthony Deluga, Vladimir Zamansky, Ke Liu, Tiffany Elizabeth Pinard Westendorf: Integrated system and method for producing fuel composition from biomass. General Electric Company, Francis T Coppa, February 15, 2011: US07888540 (72 worldwide citation)

A method of producing a fuel composition from a bio-oil feedstock is provided, wherein the bio-oil feedstock is subjected to a step of oil extraction to produce a bio-oil and deoiled residue. At least a portion of the deoiled residue is gasified to produce a hydrogen-containing gas. The bio-oil is s ...

Stephanie Marie Noelle Hoffmann, Michael Bartlett: Systems and methods for power generation with carbon dioxide isolation. General Electric Company, Francis T Coppa, March 1, 2011: US07895822 (64 worldwide citation)

A power generation system includes at least one turbine system. The turbine system includes a compressor section comprising at least one stage, configured to supply a compressed oxidant and a combustion chamber configured to combust the compressed oxidant and a fuel stream comprising carbon-based fu ...

Matthias Finkenrath, Michael Bartlett, Arne Lynghjem, Jon Jakobsen: emissions, Power plants that utilize gas turbines for power generation and processes for lowering CO. General Electric Company, STATOIL, Francis T Coppa, November 9, 2010: US07827778 (62 worldwide citation)

Power plants and process for lowering CO2 emissions generally includes extracting a portion of the recirculated CO2-rich flue gas mid-way through the compression pathway of a gas turbine and removing the CO2 in a separation unit. The remaining portion of the CO2 rich flue gas (i.e., the portion of t ...

Balachandar Varatharajan, Chellappa Balan, Michael John Bowman: emissions in gas turbine systems and internal combustion engines, Systems and methods of reducing NO. General Electric Company, Francis T Coppa, January 26, 2010: US07650744 (57 worldwide citation)

A gas turbine systems of reducing NOX emissions and enhancing operability comprises a compressor; a combustor disposed downstream of and in fluid communication with the compressor; a turbine assembly disposed down stream of and in fluid communication with the combustor; an oxygen-enriched gas source ...

Balachandar Varatharajan, Chellappa Balan, Andrei Tristan Evulet, Ravi Kumar Vipperla: emissions, Systems and processes for reducing NO. General Electric Company, Francis T Coppa, September 28, 2010: US07802434 (53 worldwide citation)

A system for reducing NOx emissions, includes a reformer configured to receive a fuel and produce a hydrogen-enriched stream, a combustion system configured to burn the hydrogen enriched-stream and produce electricity and an exhaust stream, and a recuperator configured to recover heat from the exhau ...

Ronald Scott Bunker, Canan Uslu Hardwicke, Ching Pang Lee: Method of forming concavities in the surface of a metal component, and related processes and articles. General Electric Company, Francis T Coppa, Patrick K Patnode, December 4, 2007: US07302990 (43 worldwide citation)

A method of forming at least one concavity of a selected size and shape within a surface of an internal passageway of a metallic component comprises: depositing a ceramic-based material by a direct-write technique onto a ceramic core which is suitable for forming the internal passageway during a cas ...

Robert R Gallucci: Polyphenylene ether polyamide blends. General Electric Co, Francis T Coppa, July 21, 1992: US05132365 (43 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to improved polyphenylene ether-polyamide composition wherein the polyamide component comprises a mixture of amorphous and crystalline polyamide. A compatibilizing material is added as well as a modifying resin is added. The composition have good impact strength and wat ...

Anant Achyut Setlur, Oltea Puica Siclovan, Robert Joseph Lyons, Ljudmil Slavchev Grigorov: Moisture-resistant phosphor and associated method. General Electric Company, Francis T Coppa, November 15, 2011: US08057706 (39 worldwide citation)

A phosphor material contains encapsulated particles of manganese (Mn4+) doped fluoride phosphor. A method of encapsulating such particles is also provided. Each particle is encapsulated with a layer of a manganese-free fluoride phosphor. The use of such a phosphor material in a lighting apparatus re ...

Charles D Iacovangelo: Activation of refractory metal surfaces for electroless plating. General Electric Company, Francis T Coppa, James C Davis Jr, James Magee Jr, May 24, 1988: US04746375 (39 worldwide citation)

A method of catalytically activating refractory metal surfaces for the subsequent electroless plating of another metal thereon is disclosed, in which the refractory surface is treated while heated in a carburizing atmosphere under conditions which cause the formation of refractory metal carbides on ...

William V Dumas, Donald F Foust: Treatment of a polyimide surface to improve the adhesion of metal deposited thereon. General Electric Company, Francis T Coppa, James C Davis Jr, James Magee Jr, October 4, 1988: US04775449 (37 worldwide citation)

A method of improving the adhesion of metal applied on a polyimide surface is disclosed, in which the surface is first treated with an adhesion-promoting compound containing a nitrogen-oxygen moiety prior to plating of the metal thereon.