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United States Patent Application

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An electric machine is presented. The electric machine includes a hollow rotor; and a stator disposed within the hollow rotor, the stator defining a flow channel. The hollow rotor includes a first end portion defining a fluid inlet, a second end portion defining a fluid outlet; the fluid inlet, the fluid outlet, and the flow channel of the stator being configured to allow passage of a fluid from the fluid inlet to the fluid outlet via the flow channel; and wherein the hollow rotor is characterized by a largest cross-sectional area of hollow rotor, and wherein the flow channel is characterized by a smallest cross-sectional area of the flow channel, wherein the smallest cross-sectional area of the flow channel is at least about 25% of the largest cross-sectional area of the hollow rotor. An electric fluid pump and a power generation system are also presented.
Van Dam, Jeremy Daniel (West Coxsackie, NY), Turnquist, Norman Arnold (Carlisle, NY), Raminosoa, Tsarafidy (Niskayuna, NY), Shah, Manoj Ramprasad (Latham, NY), Shen, Xiaochun (Houston, TX)
14/ 804,782
July 21, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT [0002] One or more aspects of the invention described herein were developed under Cooperative Agreement DE-EE0002752 for the U.S. Department of Energy entitled "High-Temperature-High-Volume Lifting for Enhanced Geothermal Systems." As such, the government has certain rights in this invention.