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VANE ARRAY WITH ONE OR MORE NON-INTEGRAL PLATFORMS

United States Patent Application

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20150132122
9,388,704
A1
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A vane array adapted to be coupled to a vane carrier within a gas turbine engine is provided comprising: a plurality of elongated airfoils comprising at least a first airfoil and a second airfoil located adjacent to one another; a U-ring; first connector structure for coupling a radially inner end section of each of the first and second airfoils to the U-ring; second connector structure for coupling a radially outer end section of each of the first and second airfoils to the vane carrier; a platform extending between the first and second airfoils; and platform connector structure for coupling the platform to one of the U-ring and the vane carrier.
Lohaus, Andrew S. (Winter Park, FL), Campbell, Christian Xavier (Charlotte, NC), Miller, JR., Samuel R. (Port St. Lucie, FL), Marra, John J. (Winter Springs, FL)
14/ 078,599
November 13, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED DEVELOPMENT [0001] 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.