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TURBINES WITH INTEGRATED COMPRESSORS AND POWER GENERATORS

United States Patent Application

20130022477
A1
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A turbine system comprises a rotor operatively coupled to a plurality of blades, at least one blade of the plurality of blades having one or more blown passages for providing a pressurized fluid to a pressure side and/or suction side of the at least one blade. The rotor is selectively or simultaneously coupled to a compressor and a power generator. In some situations, the rotor is selectively coupled to one of the power generator and the compressor with the aid of a clutch.
Lees, Paul (San Francisco, CA)
Caitin, Inc. (Fremont CA)
13/ 552,553
July 18, 2012
STATEMENT AS TO FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] This invention was made with Government support under DE-00000022 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.