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TURBOMACHINE BLADE TIP INSERT

United States Patent Application

20150192029
A1
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Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed toward systems including a tip shroud insert having a retained portion configured to be retained within a pocket of a turbomachine blade and an exposed portion configured to form a dynamic seal with a stationary structural component surrounding the turbomachine blade.
Roberts, III, Herbert Chidsey (Simpsonville, SC), Taxacher, Glenn Curtis (Simpsonville, SC), Delvaux, John McConnell (Fountain Inn, SC)
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (Schenectady NY)
13/ 623,854
September 20, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under grant number DE-FC26-05NT42643-ARRA awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.