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United States Patent Application

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An inlet guide vane assembly for a compressor is provided. The inlet guide vane assembly may include a hub configured to be disposed in an inlet of the compressor, and an inlet guide vane extending from the hub. The inlet guide vane may include a stationary section configured to be coupled with the inlet and a mobile section disposed adjacent the stationary section. The mobile section may include a rod configured to extend through an opening formed in the inlet. The inlet guide vane assembly may also include at least one biasing member disposed about the rod and configured to exert a biasing force on the mobile section to urge the mobile section radially outward.
Wiederien, Richard J. (Bellevue, WA), Maier, William C. (Almond, NY), Sorokes, James M. (Olean, NY), Kuzdzal, Mark J. (Allegany, NY)
15/ 075,537
March 21, 2016
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0002] This invention was made with government support under Government Contract No. DOE-DE-FE0000493 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.