Patent Number: 8,794,631

Title: Method of manufacturing of a compliant plate seal assembly

Abstract: A compliant plate seal manufacturing method is provided. The method includes assembling a plurality of compliant plates and a plurality of spacer shims into a weld fixture, thereby forming a leaf pack having a front and rear end and sides and a curvature, welding the sides of the leaf pack to hook plates on the weld fixture, removing a portion of the weld fixture, removing a portion of the hook plates and applying a radial flow plate to the leaf pack.

Inventors: Mack; Michael Dennis (Ballston Spa, NY), Adis; William Edward (Scotia, NY), Deo; Hrishikesh Vishvas (Guilderland, NY), Purdy; Daniel Frederick (Schenectady, NY), Turnquist; Norman Arnold (Sloansville, NY)

Assignee: General Electric Company

International Classification: F16J 15/44 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018