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Variable Volume Combustor

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20140216048
9,546,598
A1
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The present application provides a variable volume combustor for use with a gas turbine engine. The variable volume combustor may include a liner, a number of micro-mixer fuel nozzles positioned within the liner, and a linear actuator so as to maneuver the micro-mixer fuel nozzles axially along the liner.
Ostebee, Heath Michael (Piedmont, SC), Ziminsky, Willy Steve (Simpsonville, SC), Johnson, Thomas Edward (Greer, SC), Keener, Christopher Paul (Woodruff, SC)
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (Schenectady NY)
13/ 760,090
February 6, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-FC26-05NT42643 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.