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Electrical machine

United States Patent

June 21, 2016
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An apparatus, such as an electrical machine, is provided. The apparatus can include a rotor defining a rotor bore and a conduit disposed in and extending axially along the rotor bore. The conduit can have an annular conduit body defining a plurality of orifices disposed axially along the conduit and extending through the conduit body. The rotor can have an inner wall that at least partially defines the rotor bore. The orifices can extend through the conduit body along respective orifice directions, and the rotor and conduit can be configured to provide a line of sight along the orifice direction from the respective orifices to the inner wall.
De Bock; Hendrik Pieter Jacobus (Clifton Park, NY), Alexander; James Pellegrino (Ballston Lake, NY), El-Refaie; Ayman Mohamed Fawzi (Niskayuna, NY), Gerstler; William Dwight (Niskayuna, NY), Shah; Manoj Ramprasad (Latham, NY), Shen; Xiaochun (Cohoes, NY)
General Electric Company (Niskayuna, NY)
13/ 171,583
June 29, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-FC26-07NT43122 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.