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United States Patent Application

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A gas turbine system is provided that includes a compressor section, a combustor assembly coupled to the compressor section, and a turbine section coupled to the compressor section. At least one of the combustor assembly and the turbine section includes a sealing sub-system for use in sealing between a first component and a second component. A first component defines a first seal member receiving region oriented between a higher-temperature gas region and a cooler-temperature gas region. A second component adjacent the first component defines a second seal member receiving region oriented adjacent the first seal member receiving region. The sealing system includes first and second end walls defined in at least one of the first and second seal member receiving regions. A seal member is oriented within the first and second seal member receiving regions, and includes at least a first layer defining at least a first resilient seal end portion that engages one of the first and second end walls.
Morgan, Victor John (Simpsonville, SC), Smith, Aaron Ezekiel (Simpsonville, SC), Weber, David Wayne (Simpsonville, SC)
General Electric Company (Schenectady NY)
14/ 063,269
October 25, 2013
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT [0001] The subject matter of this disclosure was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FC26-05NT42643, awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Government has certain rights in the subject matter claimed herein.