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Jay A Morrison, Gary B Merrill, Jay E Lane, Christian X Campbell, Daniel G Thompson, Eric V Carelli, Christine Taut: Ceramic composite vane with metallic substructure. Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation, February 4, 2003: US06514046 (66 worldwide citation)

A vane assembly for a turbine assembly includes an inner endcap, an outer endcap, and a body. The body includes a metallic core assembly, a ceramic shell assembly and a support assembly. The metallic core assembly is coupled to the inner and outer endcaps and bears most of the mechanical loads, incl ...


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Christian X Campbell, Jay E Lane: Protective overlayer for ceramics. Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation, February 21, 2006: US07001679 (20 worldwide citation)

A xenotime phosphate protective overlayer (22) for protecting a ceramic material (24) from a high temperature, moisture-containing environment. Yttrium phosphate may be used as a protective overlayer to protect an underlying mullite layer to temperatures in excess of 1,500° C. The coating may have p ...


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Jay A Morrison, Jay E Lane: Attachment for ceramic matrix composite component. Siemens Energy, January 25, 2011: US07874059 (16 worldwide citation)

A bushing (30, 31) in a hole (26) through a ceramic matrix composite structure (20) with a flange (34, 38) on each end of the bushing (30, 31) extending beyond and around the hole and pressing against opposed surfaces (22,24) of the CMC structure (20) with a preload that resists buckling of the comp ...


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Jay A Morrison, Douglas A Keller, Malberto F Gonzalez, Jay E Lane: CMC wall structure with integral cooling channels. Siemens Energy, September 4, 2012: US08257809 (8 worldwide citation)

A ceramic matrix composite wall structure (20A) constructed of interlocking layers (22A, 24A) of woven material with integral cooling channels (28A, 32A). The CMC layer closest to the hot gas path (41) contains internal cooling tubes (26A, 30A) protruding into a ceramic insulating layer (40A). This ...


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Jay A Morrison, Jay E Lane: Cooling arrangement for CMC components with thermally conductive layer. Siemens Energy, January 5, 2010: US07641440 (7 worldwide citation)

A CMC wall (22) with a front surface (21) heated (24) by a working fluid in a gas turbine. A back CMC surface (23) is coated with a layer (42) of a thermally conductive material to accelerate heat transfer in the plane of the CMC wall (22), reducing thermal gradients (32-40) on the back CMC surface ...


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Gary B Merrill, Jay E Lane, Steven C Butner, Robert Kreutzer, Jay A Morrison: Insulated ceramic matrix composite and method of manufacturing. Siemens Power Generation, February 20, 2007: US07179524 (7 worldwide citation)

A composite material (10) formed of a ceramic matrix composite (CMC) material (12) protected by a ceramic insulating material (14). The constituent parts of the insulating material are selected to avoid degradation of the CMC material when the two layers are co-processed. The CMC material is process ...


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Ahmed Kamel, Jay E Lane: Modular mold system with ceramic inserts. Siemens Power Generation, December 4, 2007: US07302989 (6 worldwide citation)

A mold system for producing components of a turbine engine. The mold system may enable a configuration of a turbine engine component to be changed in less time than conventional systems. The mold system may include a mold formed from mold plates wherein at least one of the mold plates has at least o ...


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Kenneth C Radford, Deborah P Partlow, Jay E Lane, Andrew J Piloto: Dual mode radar transparency and method of fabricating same. Westinghouse Electric, May 7, 1996: US05515054 (6 worldwide citation)

A dual mode radar transparency allowing passage of both RF radiation and IR radiation comprises an aerogel base and ceramic skin overlaying the aerogel base. The aerogel base comprises a low density ceramic material. A method of fabricating a dual mode radar transparency allowing passage of both RF ...