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(12>Ulllted States Patent MacKay

(54) ADVANCED MULTI PRESSURE MODE GAS TURBINE

(76) Inventor: Robin MacKay, 6626 Locklenna La” RanchoPalosVerdes,CA(US)90275

(16)PatentN6.= US 6,606,864B2 (45)Date ofPatent: *Aug. 19,2003

5,323,603A * 6/1994 Malohn ..60/784 6,023,135 A 2/2000 Gilbrethetal.

6,031,294 A 2/2000 Geis etal.

6,298,654 B1 * 10/2001 Vermes etal. ..60/774

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

SAE TechnicalPaperSeries940510,“Developmentofa24 kW GasTurbine—DrivenGeneratorSetforHybridVehicles” by Robin Mackay, 2—28/3—3/94.

SAE Technical Paper Series 930044, “Hybrid Vehicle Gas Turbines” by Robin Mackay, 3/1—5/94.

PB84—148071 “Phase I Development Brayton/Rankine 10—Ton Gas—Fired Space Conditioning Program”, May

1983

1964 Gas Turbine Catalog, Gas Turbine Manufacturers, Ford Motor Company, “Turbocharged Gas Turbines”, 1964.

* Cited by examiner

Primary Examiner—Ehud Gartenberg

74Art AtF'—AlbtJ.M'll ( ) Omey’ gen’ Or Wm er 1 er

(57) ABSTRACT

(*) Notice:

Subjecttoanydisclaimer,thetermofthis patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 29 days.

This patent is subject to a terminal dis- claimer.

(21) Appl.NO.Z10/060,239 (22) Filed? Feb-1!2002

(65)

Prior Publication Data Us 2002/0152754 A1 Oct' 24’ 2002

Related US. Application Data

(63) Continuation-in-partofapplicationNo.09/935,207,?ledon Aug.21,2001.

A gasturbineWhichiscapableofoperatinginmorethanone (60) ProvisionalapplicationNo.60/268,387,?ledonFeb.13, pressuremodeThegasturbine,WhichmayincludeaSingle

2001'

(51) Int.Cl.7...... ......................F02C7/057

(52) usCL__ _60/773;60/3941;60/801

(58) Field Of Search .. 60/772, 773, 39.41,

60/793 801 39 511 ’’'

(56) References Cited

US. PATENT DOCUMENTS

4,280,327 A 7/1981 Mackay

4,347,711 A 9/1982 Noe etal.

5,148,670A * 9/1992 Birchetal...60/787

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20 Claims, 18 Drawing Sheets

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