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United States Patent Application

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A seal assembly is provided. The seal assembly includes a first outer shim and a second outer shim The second outer shim is operably coupled to the first outer shim and comprises at least one substantially impermeable portion that spans across a gap between at least two turbomachine components. The second outer shim further engages the at least two turbomachine components to substantially seal the gap. The substantially impermeable portion is substantially planar at least along a width of the seal assembly. The seal assembly further includes a resilient member that is either coupled to at least a portion of an outer surface of the first outer shim or comprises an integral portion of the first outer shim The resilient member engages the seal assembly to contact bottom surfaces of a cavity defined between the at least two turbomachine components.
Wolfe, Christopher Edward (Niskayuna, NY), Morgan, Victor John (Simpsonville, SC), Sarawate, Neelesh Nandkumar (Niskayuna, NY), Weber, David Wayne (Simpsonville, SC)
13/ 690,541
November 30, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT [0002] 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.