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Title:
ELECTRIC MACHINE AND SYSTEMS COMPRISING THE SAME
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2014/003871
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
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.

Inventors:
VAN DAM, Jeremy, Daniel (One Research Circle, Bldg. K1-3a59Niskayuna, NY, 12309, US)
TURNQUIST, Norman, Arnold (One Research Circle, Bldg. K1-3a59Niskayuna, NY, 12309, US)
RAMINOSOA, Tsarafidy (One Research Circle, Bldg. K1-3a59Niskayuna, NY, 12309, US)
SHAH, Manoj, Ramprasad (One Research Circle, Bldg. K1-3a59Niskayuna, NY, 12309, US)
SHEN, Xiaochun (One Research Circle, Bldg. K1-3a59Niskayuna, NY, 12309, US)
Application Number:
US2013/036304
Publication Date:
January 08, 2015
Filing Date:
April 12, 2013
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Assignee:
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1 River Road, Schenectady, NY, 12345, US)
International Classes:
H02K1/20; F03B3/10; F04D13/06; F24J3/08; H02K5/12; H02K5/128; H02K5/132; H02K5/20; H02K7/08; H02K7/14; H02K7/18; H02K9/19; H02K16/00
Domestic Patent References:
WO2001059288A22001-08-16
Foreign References:
DE102009023188A12010-12-30
US5273404A1993-12-28
EP0067704A21982-12-22
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
DOMBROWSKI, Joanna M. et al. (General Electric Company, Global Patent Operation2 Corporate Drive, Suite 64, Shelton CT, 06484, US)
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