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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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David William Skelly, Bangalore Aswatha Nagaraj, David John Wortman, David Vincent Rigney, Seetha Ramaiah Mannava, Rudolfo Viguie, Robert William Bruce, Warren Arthur Nelson, Curtis Alan Johnson, Bhupendra Kumar Gupta: Method for producing an enhanced thermal barrier coating system. General Electric Co, January 7, 2003: US06503574 (27 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, 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 William Bruce, Antonio Frank Maricocchi, John Douglas Evans Sr, Rudolfo Viguie, David Vincent Rigney, David John Wortman, William Seth Willen: Electron beam physical vapor deposition apparatus and crucible therefor. General Electric Company, David L Narciso, Gary M Hartman, Domenica N S Hartman, July 8, 2003: US06589351 (10 worldwide citation)

An electron beam physical vapor deposition (EBPVD) apparatus and a method for using the apparatus to produce a coating material (e.g., a ceramic thermal barrier coating) on an article. The EBPVD apparatus generally includes a coating chamber that is operable at elevated temperatures and subatmospher ...


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Robert William Bruce, Antonio Frank Maricocchi, Christopher Lee Lagemann, John Douglas Evans Sr, Keith Humphries Betscher, Rudolfo Viguie, David Vincent Rigney, David John Wortman, William Seth Willen: Electron beam physical vapor deposition apparatus. General Electric Company, David L Narciso, Gary M Hartman, Domenica N S Hartman, September 20, 2005: US06946034 (8 worldwide citation)

An electron beam physical vapor deposition (EBPVD) apparatus for producing a coating material (e.g., a ceramic thermal barrier coating) on an article. The EBPVD apparatus generally includes a coating chamber that is operable at elevated temperatures and subatmospheric pressures. An electron beam gun ...


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Robert William Bruce, Antonio Frank Maricocchi, Christopher Lee Lagemann, John Douglas Evans Sr, Keith Humphries Betscher, Rudolfo Viguie, David Vincent Rigney, David John Wortman, William Seth Willen: Method of operating an electron beam physical vapor deposition apparatus. General Electric Company, David L Narciso, Gary M Hartman, Domenica N S Hartman, March 8, 2005: US06863937 (7 worldwide citation)

An electron beam physical vapor deposition (EBPVD) apparatus and a method for using the apparatus to produce a coating material (e.g., a ceramic thermal barrier coating) on an article. The EBPVD apparatus generally includes a coating chamber that is operable at elevated temperatures and subatmospher ...


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Brian Thomas Hazel, Don Mark Lipkin, Michael Howard Rucker, Rudolfo Viguie: Nickel aluminide coating systems and coated articles. General Electric Company, William Scott Andes, Gary M Hartman, Domenica N S Hartman, January 21, 2014: US08632890 (1 worldwide citation)

A method for forming a nickel aluminide based coating on a metallic substrate includes providing a first source for providing a significant portion of the aluminum content for a coating precursor and a separate nickel alloy source for providing substantially all the nickel and additional alloying el ...


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Irene Spitsberg, Brett Allen Rohrer Boutwell, Robert William Bruce, Curtis Alan Johnson, Bangalore Aswatha Nagaraj, William Scott Walston, Rudolfo Viguie, Joshua Leigh Miller, Roger Dale Wustman: Thermal barrier coating and process therefor. General Electric Company, William Scott Andes, Gary M Hartman, Domenica N S Hartman, March 22, 2011: US07910173 (1 worldwide citation)

A thermal barrier coating and deposition process for a component intended for use in a hostile thermal environment, such as the turbine, combustor and augmentor components of a gas turbine engine. The TBC has a first coating portion on at least a first surface portion of the component. The first coa ...