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David V Rigney, Robert W Bruce, Antonio F Maricocchi: Erosion-resistant thermal barrier coating. General Electric Company, Jerome C Squillaro, David L Narciso, September 27, 1994: US05350599 (70 worldwide citation)

An article is protected by a thermal barrier coating system. The article includes a substrate having an outer surface and a thermal barrier coating system deposited upon the substrate. The thermal barrier coating system includes a porous region wherein the ceramic is present as a porosity-containing ...


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Robert W Bruce, Jon C Schaeffer, Mark A Rosenzweig, Rudolfo Viguie, David V Rigney, Antonio F Maricocchi, David J Wortman, Bangalore A Nagaraj: Thermal barrier coating resistant to erosion and impact by particulate matter. General Electric Company, Andrew C Hess, David L Narciso, November 4, 1997: US05683825 (69 worldwide citation)

A thermal barrier coating adapted to be formed on an article subjected to a hostile thermal environment while subjected to erosion by particles and debris, as is the case with turbine, combustor and augmentor components of a gas turbine engine. The thermal barrier coating is composed of a metallic b ...


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David W Skelly, Bangalore A Nagaraj, David J Wortman, David V Rigney, Seetha R Mannava, Rudolfo Viguie, Robert W Bruce, Warren A Nelson, Curtis A Johnson, Bhupendra K Gupta: Enhanced thermal barrier coating system. General Electric Company, Jerome C Squillaro, David L Narciso, May 30, 1995: US05419971 (41 worldwide citation)

An article having a substrate is protected by a thermal barrier coating system. An interfacial layer contacts the upper surface of the substrate. The interfacial layer may comprise a bond coat only, or a bond coat and an overlay coat. The interfacial layer has on its upper surface a preselected, con ...


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Robert W Bruce: Thermal barrier coating. General Electric Company, Andrew C Hess, David L Narciso, March 5, 2002: US06352788 (33 worldwide citation)

A thermal barrier coating (TBC) system for components designed for use in a hostile thermal environment, such as the turbine, combustor and augmentor sections of a gas turbine engine. The TBC system employs a thermal-insulating ceramic topcoat that is compatible with known metallic bond coats, such ...


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Robert W Bruce, Mark A Rosenzweig, Bangalore A Nagaraj, Jon C Schaeffer, William B Connor, David J Wortman: Alpha alumina protective coatings for bond-coated substrates and their preparation. General Electric Company, Andrew C Hess, David L Narciso, November 4, 1997: US05683761 (27 worldwide citation)

A bond-coated substrate is protected with an alpha alumina layer. The alpha alumina layer may be deposited as a relatively thick layer directly onto the bond-coated substrate. In this embodiment, no further ceramic layer overlies the alpha alumina layer. Other ceramics may be mixed into the alpha al ...


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Robert W Bruce: Method of removing a thermal barrier coating. General Electric Company, Andrew C Hess, David L Narciso, April 3, 2001: US06210488 (27 worldwide citation)

A method of removing a thermal barrier coating from cooling holes in the surface of a component designed for use in a hostile thermal environment, such as the turbine, combustor and augmentor sections of a gas turbine engine. The method is particularly suited for completely removing a thermal insula ...


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Robert W Bruce, David W Skelly, William P Minnear, Richard A Nardi Jr, David J Wortman, Antonio F Maricocchi, Rudolfo Viguie, David V Rigney: Vapor deposition of ceramic materials. General Electric Company, Jerome C Squillaro, David L Narciso, May 23, 1995: US05418003 (26 worldwide citation)

Evaporated ceramic coatings are prepared by furnishing an ingot of a ceramic material, treating the ingot to reduce sources of gas within the ingot, and evaporating the ceramic material in the ingot by melting the surface of the ingot with an intense heat source. The evaporated ceramic is deposited ...


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Robert W Bruce, David J Wortman, Rudolfo Viguie, David W Skelly: Thermal barrier coating system. General Electric Company, Andrew C Hess, David L Narciso, November 9, 1999: US05981088 (25 worldwide citation)

A thermal insulating ceramic layer for use in a thermal barrier coating system on a component designed for use in a hostile thermal environment, such as turbine, combustor and augmentor components of a gas turbine engine. The ceramic layer is formed of zirconia stabilized by yttria and characterized ...


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Robert W Bruce, Mark A Rosenzweig, Jon C Schaeffer, David J Wortman, Norman R Lindblad: Method for forming a multilayer thermal barrier coating. General Electric Company, Andrew C Hess, David L Narciso, April 25, 2000: US06054184 (23 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for forming a multilayer thermal barrier coating such that the coating is composed of substantially homogeneous layers of different ceramic materials. The method entails supporting an article within a coating apparatus and in proximity to ceramic ingots of the different cerami ...


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Robert W Bruce: Tribologically improved design for variable stator vanes. General Electric Company, McNees Wallace & Nurick, May 3, 2005: US06887035 (14 worldwide citation)

A bushing and washer forming a bearing assembly at the outer radial end of a stator vane, the outer bearing assembly, and the bearing assembly at the inner radial end of the stator vane, the inner bearing assembly, that facilitate durability, effectiveness and reduced cost. Both the inner and outer ...