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Peter M Finnigan, William E Lorensen, Alan F Hathaway: Method and apparatus for converting computed tomography (CT) data into finite element models. General Electric Company, Patrick R Scanlon, Paul R Webb II, September 6, 1994: US05345490 (82 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for converting computed tomography (CT) data into finite element models. The system generates both 2-D and 3-D models using the automatic mesh generators, QUADTREE and OCTREE, which are founded on recursive spatial decomposition. Multiple slices of CT data are obtained by scan ...


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Lawrence Butler: Thrust reverser with variable nozzle. General Electric Company, Andrew C Hess, Patrick R Scanlon, August 12, 1997: US05655360 (79 worldwide citation)

A thrust reverser is provided for both modulating and reversing bypass flow discharged from a fan through a bypass duct of a turbofan gas turbine engine. The reverser includes an aft cowl joined to a forward cowl and having an aft end surrounding a core engine to define a discharge fan nozzle of min ...


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Rollin G Giffin III, James E Johnson, David W Crall, John W Salvage, Peter N Szucs: Turbofan engine with a core driven supercharged bypass duct. General Electric Company, Andrew C Hess, Patrick R Scanlon, September 22, 1998: US05809772 (77 worldwide citation)

A multiple bypass turbofan engine including a core engine assembly has a fan bypass duct radially outward of the core engine assembly and has first and second inlets disposed between forward and aft fans driven by a low pressure turbine and a core engine turbine respectively. An inlet duct having an ...


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Heinz Jaster: Refrigerant flow rate control based on liquid level in simple vapor compression refrigeration cycles. General Electric Company, Patrick R Scanlon, Paul R Webb II, July 25, 1995: US05435145 (75 worldwide citation)

Pulse width modulation is used to control the flow rate through a solenoid expansion valve in a refrigeration system using a simple vapor compression cycle. The refrigeration cycle includes a phase separator which receives two phase refrigerant from the condenser and supplies liquid refrigerant to t ...


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Heinz Jaster: Refrigerant flow rate control based on liquid level in dual evaporator two-stage refrigeration cycles. General Electric Company, Patrick R Scanlon, Paul R Webb II, July 11, 1995: US05431026 (72 worldwide citation)

Pulse width modulation is used to control the flow rate through a solenoid expansion valve in a refrigeration system using a dual evaporator, two-stage cycle. The refrigeration cycle includes a phase separator which receives two phase refrigerant from the low temperature evaporator and supplies liqu ...


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Ching Pang Lee: Turbine blade squealer tip peripheral end wall with cooling passage arrangement. General Electric Company, Andrew C Hess, Patrick R Scanlon, August 26, 1997: US05660523 (70 worldwide citation)

A turbine blade squealer tip has a cooling passage arrangement which includes a peripheral end wall surrounding a central portion of an end cap of the squealer tip, an outer peripheral groove defined in an outer surface of the peripheral end wall being spaced outwardly from the central portion of th ...


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Armando J Quinones, Harold P Rieck Jr, Richard W Albrecht, Michael A Sullivan, Robert H Weisgerber, Larry W Plemmons: Turbine disk cooling system. General Electric Company, Andrew C Hess, Patrick R Scanlon, December 5, 1995: US05472313 (70 worldwide citation)

A turbine disk cooling system for a gas turbine engine of a type having a compressor section including first and second disks connected by a seal and defining a compressor interstage volume, a turbine section including first and second stage disks connected by a seal and defining a turbine inner sta ...


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Robert P Czachor, Michael L Barron: Turbine frame stiffening rails. General Electric Company, Andrew C Hess, Patrick R Scanlon, January 16, 1996: US05483792 (69 worldwide citation)

A turbine frame includes outer and inner coaxially disposed annular casings having a plurality of circumferentially spaced apart struts extending therebetween is provided with at least one and preferably two axially spaced apart polygonal stiffening rails, a forward rail and an aft rail, circumferen ...


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James E Johnson: Turbofan engine with a core driven supercharged bypass duct and fixed geometry nozzle. General Electric Company, Andrew C Hess, Patrick R Scanlon, September 15, 1998: US05806303 (68 worldwide citation)

A multiple bypass turbofan engine including a core engine assembly has a fan bypass duct radially outward of the core engine assembly and has first and second inlets disposed between forward and aft fans driven by a low pressure turbine and a core engine turbine respectively. An inlet duct having an ...


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Harold R Hansel, George E Cook: Internal manifold fuel injection assembly for gas turbine. General Electric Company, Andrew C Hess, Patrick R Scanlon, June 30, 1998: US05771696 (68 worldwide citation)

A gas turbine engine fuel injection assembly includes a combustor case surrounding a combustor having a dome. An arcuate manifold is disposed inside the combustor case adjacent to the dome, and includes a plurality of fuel injectors disposed in flow communication therewith for receiving fuel for inj ...