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Air/fuel supply system for use in a gas turbine engine

United States Patent

June 17, 2014
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A fuel injector for use in a gas turbine engine combustor assembly. The fuel injector includes a main body and a fuel supply structure. The main body has an inlet end and an outlet end and defines a longitudinal axis extending between the outlet and inlet ends. The main body comprises a plurality of air/fuel passages extending therethrough, each air/fuel passage including an inlet that receives air from a source of air and an outlet. The fuel supply structure communicates with and supplies fuel to the air/fuel passages for providing an air/fuel mixture within each air/fuel passage. The air/fuel mixtures exit the main body through respective air/fuel passage outlets.
Fox; Timothy A. (Hamilton, CA), Schilp; Reinhard (Orlando, FL), Gambacorta; Domenico (Oviedo, FL)
Siemens Energy, Inc. (Orlando, FL), Mikro Systems, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA)
12/ 786,930
May 25, 2010
This invention was made with U.S. Government support under Contract Number DE-FC26-05NT42644 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights to this invention.