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(12)United States Patent Rouse etal.

(54) TURBINE WITH EXHAUST VORTEX DISRUPTERAND ANNULAR RECUPERATOR

(75) Inventors: GregoryC.Rouse,WestlakeVillage, CA (US); Octavio Solis, Los Angeles,

(10)Patent N0.: US 6,634,176 B2 (45)Date ofPatent: Oct.21,2003

(58) FieldofSearch ..60/39.511,645, 60/670,760,804,805

_ (73) Asslgneei

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CA(US); Dav‘d Cam” Newbury Park’ CA(Us)

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ChatsWorth, CA (US)

Subjecttoanydisclaimer,thetermofthis patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U_S_C_154(k)by0days'

*Citedbyexaminer _ _

PrznmryExamu'ter—CharlesG.Freay AssistantExammer—]ohn F Belena

(74) Attorney, Agent, or Ftrm—P1llsbury Wmthrop LLP

(57) ABSTRACT

InaturbineengineWithanannularrecuperatorsurrounding the turbine, exhaust gas is directed from the turbine to the

recuperator by a generally curved exhaust dome. A vortex disrupterstructureextendsfromtheexhaustdometoapoint distal of the turbine to evenly distribute the exhaust gas

(21) AppL NO‘: 09/977’445

(22) Filed: Oct. 15, 2001

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Pnor Pubhcatlon Data US 2003/0131608 A1 Jul. 17, 2003

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