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SYSTEM AND METHOD HAVING MULTI-TUBE FUEL NOZZLE WITH DIFFERENTIAL FLOW

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20130299602
9,534,781
A1
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A system includes a multi-tube fuel nozzle with a fuel nozzle body and a plurality of tubes. The fuel nozzle body includes a nozzle wall surrounding a chamber. The plurality of tubes extend through the chamber, wherein each tube of the plurality of tubes includes an air intake portion, a fuel intake portion, and an air-fuel mixture outlet portion. The multi-tube fuel nozzle also includes a differential configuration of the air intake portions among the plurality of tubes.
Hughes, Michael John (Greer, SC), Johnson, Thomas Edward (Greer, SC), Berry, Jonathan Dwight (Simpsonville, SC), York, William David (Greer, SC)
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (Schenectady NY)
13/ 468,988
May 10, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-FC26-05NT42643 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.