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Aerodynamic seal assemblies for turbo-machinery

United States Patent

September 29, 2015
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The present application provides an aerodynamic seal assembly for use with a turbo-machine. The aerodynamic seal assembly may include a number of springs, a shoe connected to the springs, and a secondary seal positioned about the springs and the shoe.
Bidkar; Rahul Anil (Niskayuna, NY), Wolfe; Christopher (Niskayuna, NY), Fang; Biao (Schenectady, NY)
General Electric Company (Niskayuna, NY)
13/ 040,474
March 4, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-FC26-05NT42643 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.