General Electric Patents

Application number: 20150182198
Abstract: An ultrasound imaging system comprises a probe configured to transmit ultrasound signals toward a target region of interest (ROI) and receive returned echo data from the target ROI. The system further comprises a sensor for generating a signal relating to a probe orientation, a display for displaying an image of the target ROI and a processor connected the probe for receiving the echo data and generating the image of the target ROI. The processor is further configured to receive the probe orientation signal and display the image of the target ROI based on the probe orientation signal.
Type: Application
Filed: December 27, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventor: Thomas Sabourin
Application number: 20150182187
Abstract: A system and method for tracking an invasive device includes a localization system configured to be externally attached to a patient. The localization system includes a transducer module including a plurality of transducer elements. The system and method includes an invasive device including at least one device transducer element. The invasive device is configured to either transmit ultrasound position signals to the transducer module or receive ultrasound position signals from the transducer module.
Type: Application
Filed: December 27, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Eigil Samset, Geir Ultveit Haugen
Application number: 20150182189
Abstract: An apparatus for releasably coupling an ultrasound probe with an extremity comprises a housing adapted to substantially surround the extremity. The housing comprises a first opening adapted to receive the ultrasound probe and position the probe in contact with the extremity.
Type: Application
Filed: December 31, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventor: Paul Mullen
Application number: 20150182194
Abstract: Methods and systems for connection to a transducer in ultrasound probes are provided. One system includes transducer having a base configured to support thereon an ultrasound transducer array and a plurality of electrical interconnects integrated with the base. The electrical interconnects are configured to connect to the ultrasound transducer array and extend along at least a portion of the base from the ultrasound transducer array.
Type: Application
Filed: December 30, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Reinhold Bruestle, Thomas Rittenschober, Manuel Schoenauer
Application number: 20150182406
Abstract: A multiple patient infant warming management system comprises at least one temperature sensor for sensing at least one temperature of an infant warming device and a controller. The controller processes first signals for different temperature ranges of different temperature zones assigned to different patients to be concurrently warmed the infant warming device, receives second signals from the at least one temperature sensor indicating at least one temperature of the infant warming device and outputs adjustments based on the first signals and the second signals.
Type: Application
Filed: December 31, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Steven Mitchell Falk, Lawrence Guy Ten Eyck, Marjorie Chappelle McCue, Karen P. Starr
Application number: 20150182199
Abstract: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes: an ultrasound probe that performs ultrasound transmission/reception in Doppler mode and ultrasound transmission/reception in other mode than Doppler mode; and a Doppler processing unit that performs quadrature detection on an echo signal generated from the ultrasound transmission/reception for Doppler mode and then generates a Doppler spectrum signal. The Doppler processing unit includes a signal estimation unit that performs an extrapolation process to estimate missing part of the Doppler spectrum signal resulting from the ultrasound transmission/reception for other mode.
Type: Application
Filed: June 10, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
Inventor: Masafumi Ogasawara
Application number: 20150182200
Abstract: A medical ultrasonic probe includes an ultrasonic probe having a probe head and a connector. The connector includes a fluid cooling system comprising a pump configured to pump a cooling fluid between the connector and the probe head. A damper including a housing has a first portion defining a cavity receiving the cooling fluid and a second portion including a gas that is separated from the first portion by a membrane.
Type: Application
Filed: December 30, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Erich Birglehner, Thomas Rittenschober
Application number: 20150182201
Abstract: A power supply supplies power to an ultrasound probe across a cable by determining an output current at a power supply source supplying power to the ultrasound probe across the cable, determining a voltage drop across the cable based upon the determined output current and regulating an output voltage of the power supply source based on the determined voltage drop.
Type: Application
Filed: December 31, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Franz Josef Steinbacher, Andreas Kremsl
Application number: 20150184523
Abstract: A turbine blade having an airfoil defined by a concave shaped pressure side outer wall and a convex shaped suction side outer wall that connect along leading and trailing edges and, therebetween, form a radially extending chamber for receiving the flow of a coolant. The turbine blade may include a rib configuration that partitions the chamber and defines a flow passage having a first and a second side. The flow passage may include a port formed through the first side. A projection of a center axis of the port through the flow passage may define a strike point on the second side of the flow passage, and a backstrike recess may be positioned on the second side of the flow passage so to contain the strike point.
Type: Application
Filed: December 30, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Stephen Paul Wassynger, Aaron Ezekiel Smith
Application number: 20150182711
Abstract: The system and method of the present application predicts if there is sufficient CO2 absorbent capacity for the next anesthesia case. If insufficient, the canister can be preemptively replaced when no patient is connected to the breathing system. Such prediction also allows clinicians to determine if the CO2 canister has to be changed during the present case or to wait until the end of the case. In the latter, the clinician may buy time by increasing the fresh gas flow rate to reduce the amount of patient CO2 gases recirculated. A predictive estimation of CO2 breakthrough allows more time to prepare for an orderly CO2 canister replacement during a quiet period in the anesthesia care.
Type: Application
Filed: December 31, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventor: Robert Q. Tham
Application number: 20150189404
Abstract: As the acuity level of a patient being monitored on a wireless system changes, the criticality of that patient's data arriving at its intended destination changes. For example, if a patient being monitored for potentially life threatening arrhythmias begins to decline in health while being monitored on a less reliable wireless system, the wireless monitor switches to a more reliable wireless system to ensure delivery of critical patient data. Allowing a patient monitor to switch between wireless infrastructures based on patient acuity limits the number of users operating on the higher cost wireless infrastructure.
Type: Application
Filed: December 30, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: Matthew Richard Pekarske, SM S. Hasan, Bruce Arnold Friedman
Application number: 20150182894
Abstract: A water filter assembly is provided. The water filter assembly includes a manifold and a fitting rotatably mounted to the manifold such that the fitting is rotatable between a substantially vertical configuration and a substantially horizontal configuration. The water filter assembly also includes a diverting member and a handle mounted to the diverting member. The handle is positioned opposite the fitting on the manifold.
Type: Application
Filed: January 2, 2014
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Timothy Scott Shaffer, James Robert White
Application number: 20150182999
Abstract: An ultrasound transducer and an ultrasound imaging system including an acoustic layer with a plurality of transducer elements and a dematching layer coupled to the acoustic layer. The dematching layer has an acoustic impedance greater than the acoustic layer and the dematching layer has a thickness that varies in order to alter a bandwidth of the ultrasound probe.
Type: Application
Filed: December 27, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Jianzhong Zhao, Alan Tai, Frederic Lanteri, Flavien Daloz, Scott Easterbrook
Application number: 20150184517
Abstract: A method for fabricating an airfoil includes forming a diffuser section in an exterior surface of the airfoil. The diffuser section is defined by at least an outer surface and an inner surface that converge at a stop surface. The method also includes positioning a drilling element of a drilling device on the stop surface. The method further includes orienting the drilling element at a first angle relative to the exterior surface. The method also includes forming, using the drilling element, a cooling channel extending through the airfoil from the stop surface to an interior surface, thereby forming the cooling channel at substantially the first angle.
Type: Application
Filed: September 26, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Aaron Ezekiel Smith, John Wesley Harris, JR.
Application number: 20150184519
Abstract: A turbine blade having an airfoil defined by a concave shaped pressure side outer wall and a convex shaped suction side outer wall that connect along leading and trailing edges and, therebetween, form a radially extending chamber for receiving the flow of a coolant. The turbine blade may further include a rib configuration that partitions the chamber into radially extending flow passages. The rib configuration may include a camber line rib having a wavy profile. The wavy profile may include at least one back-and-forth “S” shape.
Type: Application
Filed: December 30, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Gregory Thomas Foster, Lisa Anne Wichmann, Brian Denver Potter, Aaron Ezekiel Smith
Application number: 20150184520
Abstract: A turbine blade that includes an airfoil and a radially extending chamber therein for a coolant. The turbine blade may also include a rib configuration that partitions the chamber into radially extending flow passages. The rib configuration may include: a camber line rib that defines a near-wall flow chamber; and traverse ribs extending between the camber line rib and one of the outer walls so to divide the near-wall flow chamber into successively stacked flow passages that each include a segment of the camber line rib. The segment of the camber line rib of one of the flow passages may have a narrowing profile that includes a profile that narrows from opposing ends toward a neck disposed therebetween.
Type: Application
Filed: December 30, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Brian Denver Potter, Gregory Thomas Foster
Application number: 20150184521
Abstract: A turbine blade comprising an airfoil defined by a concave shaped pressure side outer wall and a convex shaped suction side outer wall that connect along leading and trailing edges and, therebetween, form a radially extending chamber for receiving the flow of a coolant. The turbine blade may further include: a rib configuration that partitions the chamber into radially extending flow passages that include a first flow passage and a second flow passage; and a crossover passage that fluidly connects an inlet formed in the first flow passage to an outlet formed in the second flow passage. The crossover passage may include a canted configuration relative to the second flow passage.
Type: Application
Filed: December 30, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Lisa Anne Wichmann, Aaron Ezekiel Smith
Application number: 20150184522
Abstract: A turbine blade that includes an airfoil defined by a concave shaped pressure side outer wall and a convex shaped suction side outer wall that connect along leading and trailing edges and, therebetween, form a radially extending chamber for receiving the flow of a coolant. The turbine blade may further include a rib configuration that partitions the chamber into radially extending flow passages, and a blade outer shell that defines an outer surface of the airfoil. The rib configuration is a non-integral component to the blade outer shell.
Type: Application
Filed: December 30, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Aaron Ezekiel Smith, Stanley Frank Simpson, Lisa Anne Wichmann
Application number: 20150182722
Abstract: An infant care station humidification management system comprises an output device and a controller to generate control signals based upon a determined rainout condition. The output device provides output in response to the control signals.
Type: Application
Filed: December 31, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Jacob Elliott Lesch, Lawrence Guy Ten Eyck
Application number: 20150184529
Abstract: A steam turbine is provided. The steam turbine includes a housing and a steam inlet configured to discharge a primary steam flow within the housing. A stator is coupled to the housing and a rotor is coupled to the housing and located within the stator. The rotor and the stator are configured to define a primary flow path there between and in flow communication with the primary steam flow. The steam turbine includes a seal assembly coupled to the housing. The seal assembly includes a packing head and a plurality of seals. The packing head is configured to define a cooling flow path in flow communication with the rotor and configured to discharge a cooling steam flow toward the rotor. An anti-swirl device is coupled to the seal assembly and located between the rotor and the packing head.
Type: Application
Filed: January 2, 2014
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Xiaoqing Zheng, Thomas Joseph Farineau, Sacheverel Quentin Eldrid, Jason L. Bowers
Application number: 20150184527
Abstract: A metallic leading edge protective strip adapted to provide impact protection for a leading edge of an airfoil of a turbomachine. The protective strip is formed of a stainless steel or a nickel-based alloy and is denser and provides increased strength and elasticity characteristics as compared to an identical protective strip formed of a titanium-based alloy. The protective strip is particularly suitable for use with composite blades and allows for thinner airfoils, thereby improving engine efficiency.
Type: Application
Filed: June 28, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: Nicholas Joseph Kray, Dong-Jin Shim, Tod Winton Davis
Application number: 20150184528
Abstract: A gas turbine engine includes a gas turbine and a plurality of combustors each in fluid communication with the gas turbine. The gas turbine engine includes a first seal disposed between the gas turbine and the plurality of turbine combustors. The first seal is configured to sealingly engage with the gas turbine and at least two of the plurality of turbine combustors. The gas turbine engine also includes a second seal disposed between the gas turbine and the plurality of turbine combustors. The second seal is configured to sealingly engage with the gas turbine and at least two of the plurality of turbine combustors.
Type: Application
Filed: December 31, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventor: Keith Cletus Belsom
Application number: 20150184536
Abstract: A system for monitoring health of a rotor is presented. The system includes a processing subsystem that generates a measurement matrix based upon a plurality of resonant-frequency first delta times of arrival vectors corresponding to a blade and a first sensing device, and a plurality of resonant-frequency second delta times of arrival vectors corresponding to the blade and a second sensing device, generates a resonant matrix based upon the measurement matrix such that entries in the resonant matrix are substantially linearly uncorrelated and linearly independent, and generates a resonance signal using a first subset of the entries of the resonant matrix, wherein the resonance signal substantially comprises common observations and components of the plurality of resonant-frequency first delta times of arrival vectors and the plurality of resonant-frequency second delta times of arrival vectors.
Type: Application
Filed: December 26, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Mahesh Raveendranatha Panicker, Ajay Kumar Behera, Venkatesh Rajagopalan, Venkatarao Ryali, Vivek Venugopal Badami, Budhaditya Hazra
Application number: 20150184530
Abstract: The present application and the resultant patent provide a turbine nozzle for a gas turbine engine. The turbine nozzle may include a first nozzle vane, a second nozzle vane, and a platform connecting the first nozzle vane and the second nozzle vane. The platform may include a first cooling passage and a separate second cooling passage defined therein. The first cooling passage may be configured to direct a first flow of cooling fluid in a first direction, and the second cooling passage may be configured to direct a second flow of cooling fluid in a second direction substantially opposite the first direction. The present application and the resultant patent further provide a method for cooling a turbine nozzle of a gas turbine engine.
Type: Application
Filed: December 27, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Michelle Jessica Iduate, Gregory Thomas Foster, David Wayne Weber
Application number: 20150184533
Abstract: A system for monitoring health of a rotor is presented. The system includes a processing subsystem that generates a plurality of frequency peak values corresponding to two or more respective windows of signals by iteratively shifting the two or more respective windows of signals along delta times of arrival signals corresponding to a blade in the rotor, determines one or more resonant-frequency rotor speeds ranges of the blade by identifying rotor speeds corresponding to a subset of the plurality of frequency peak values, and monitors the blade to determine a presence of one or more defects in the blade during the resonant-frequency rotor speeds regions.
Type: Application
Filed: December 26, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Mahesh Raveendranatha Panicker, Ajay Kumar Behera, Venkatesh Rajagopalan, Venkatarao Ryali, Vivek Venugopal Badami, Budhaditya Hazra
Application number: 20150184658
Abstract: A subsea boosting module for use with a direct current (DC) power system includes a housing defining at least one interior chamber. A fluid pump is disposed within the interior chamber. An electric motor is disposed within the interior chamber and drivingly coupled to the fluid pump. A plurality of power components is disposed within the interior chamber to deliver power to the electric motor.
Type: Application
Filed: December 27, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Christof Martin Sihler, Manoj Ramprasad Shah, Siddharth Navinchandra Ashar, Simon Herbert Schramm, Svend Erik Rocke, Vittorio Michelassi
Application number: 20150184537
Abstract: A turbine blade having an airfoil defined by outer walls in which a concave shaped pressure side outer wall and a convex shaped suction side outer wall connect along leading and trailing edges and form a chamber for receiving the flow of a coolant. The turbine blade may include a rib configuration that partitions the chamber into radially extending flow passages. The rib configuration may include a rib having a wavy profile that opposes a target surface across one of the flow passages. Relative to the target surface, the wavy profile of the rib may include a ridge portion and a furrow portion. The rib may include impingement apertures formed through the ridge portion.
Type: Application
Filed: December 30, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventor: Aaron Ezekiel Smith
Application number: 20150184538
Abstract: An airfoil of a turbine rotor blade that includes a cooling configuration having a plurality of elongated flow passages for receiving and directing a coolant along a path through the airfoil. The cooling configuration may include: a central flow passage flanked to each side by near-wall flow passages that includes a pressure side near-wall flow passage and a suction side near-wall flow passage; a first port that fluidly connects the central flow passage to the pressure side near-wall flow passage; a second port that fluidly connects the central flow passage to the suction side near-wall flow passage; and impingement connectors that fluidly connect the central flow passage to a leading edge flow passage.
Type: Application
Filed: December 30, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventor: Aaron Ezekiel Smith
Application number: 20150184594
Abstract: A system includes a gas turbine comprising a compressor section, combustor section, and a turbine section. The system further includes a first fuel line and a second fuel line coupled to the gas turbine. The system also includes a feed compressor disposed along the first fuel line upstream of the gas turbine. The feed compressor is configured to pressurize the first fuel provided to the gas turbine. Further, the system includes fuel flow maintenance system configured to provide a pressurized fuel to the first fuel line upstream of the feed compressor in response to an interruption in a flow of the first fuel along the first fuel line to the gas turbine that triggers a transition from the first fuel in the first fuel line to the second fuel in the second fuel line.
Type: Application
Filed: December 31, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: Christopher Lavern Stammen, Huan Van Ho, Ronald Frederick Tyree, Christopher Don Kelbert
Application number: 20150184859
Abstract: A system and method for reducing combustion dynamics includes first and second combustors, and each combustor includes a fuel nozzle and a combustion chamber downstream from the fuel nozzle. Each fuel nozzle includes an axially extending center body, a shroud that circumferentially surrounds at least a portion of the axially extending center body, a plurality of vanes that extend radially between the center body and the shroud, a first fuel port through at least one of the plurality of vanes at a first axial distance from the combustion chamber, a second fuel port through the center body at a second axial distance from the combustion chamber, and the plurality of vanes are at a third axial distance from the combustion chamber. The system further includes structure for producing a combustion instability frequency in the first combustor that is different from the combustion instability frequency in the second combustor.
Type: Application
Filed: October 8, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Sarah Lori Crothers, Gilbert Otto Kraemer
Application number: 20150184868
Abstract: Removable shelf support assemblies for oven appliances are provided. A removable shelf support assembly includes a shelf having a pair of opposing sides for positioning near opposing side walls of the oven appliance and a pair of slide assemblies. At least one of the slide assemblies includes a slide rack coupled to one of the opposing sides of the shelf, the slide rack comprising a slide member and a stationary member, the slide member movable along the transverse direction relative to the stationary member. At least one of the slide assemblies further includes an outer bracket coupled to the slide rack, the outer bracket engageable with one of the opposing side walls, and a handle extending generally along the lateral direction from the outer bracket.
Type: Application
Filed: January 2, 2014
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Deepak Sharbidre, William Clifford Herweh, III
Application number: 20150184889
Abstract: A water heater appliance and method for operating a water heater appliance are provided. The method includes measuring a temperature of water within the water heater appliance, operating a heating element of the water heater appliance if the temperature of water within the water heater appliance is less than a threshold temperature and deactivating the heating element of the water heater appliance when the temperature of water within the water heater appliance exceeds the threshold temperature.
Type: Application
Filed: January 2, 2014
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Timothy Scott Shaffer, Michael Thomas Beyerle
Application number: 20150184525
Abstract: A turbine blade that includes an airfoil defined by a concave shaped pressure side outer wall and a convex shaped suction side outer wall that connect along leading and trailing edges and, therebetween, form a radially extending chamber for receiving the flow of a coolant. The turbine blade further may include a rib configuration that partitions the chamber of the airfoil into radially extending flow passages. A first flow passage may include a first side on which turbulators are positioned, wherein each of the turbulators comprises a canted configuration.
Type: Application
Filed: December 30, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Aaron Ezekiel Smith, Lisa Anne Wichmann
Application number: 20150184660
Abstract: A subsea boosting module for use with an alternating current (AC) power system includes a housing defining at least one interior chamber. A fluid pump is disposed within the interior chamber. An electric motor is disposed within the interior chamber and drivingly coupled to the fluid pump. A plurality of power components is disposed within the interior chamber to deliver power to the electric motor.
Type: Application
Filed: April 2, 2014
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Simon Herbert Schramm, Manoj Ramprasad Shah, Siddharth Navinchandra Ashar, Christof Martin Sihler, Svend Erik Rocke, Vittorio Michelassi
Application number: 20150188755
Abstract: One embodiment describes a fault tolerant transmission system that includes a programmable logic device. The programmable logic device includes a first serial port communicatively coupled to a first serial link, in which the first serial port receives a first transmission signal from the first serial link, and a second serial port communicatively coupled to a second serial link, in which the second serial port receives a second transmission signal from the second serial link. The first serial link and the second serial link are disposed in parallel with each other and communicate over a first single conduit, and the first communication signal and the second communication signal are representative of identical information.
Type: Application
Filed: December 31, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Richard Joseph Glosser, JR., Michael Glynn Wise, Steven James Schmitt
Application number: 20150186483
Abstract: A method for grouping content displayed on a graphical user interface may include displaying selectable components that correspond to types of measurement data associated with a device or a component within the device. The method may then include receiving a selection of one of the selectable components, such that the one of the selectable components corresponds to a portion of the measurement data. The method may then receive a grouping mode input to specify characteristics for display of the portion of the data as data processing outputs. The method may then include displaying the data processing outputs associated with the selection, such that each respective data processing output may include visualizations associated with datasets of the portion of the measurement data. The respective visualizations of the respective data processing output may be displayed together based on an association between the respective datasets and the grouping mode input.
Type: Application
Filed: December 27, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Jacqueline Marie Tappan, Ryan Gregory Roaldson
Application number: 20150185714
Abstract: A controller system includes at least one computing device operably connected to a process having a target value for a variable parameter. The computing device(s) is configured to control the variable parameter by performing actions including: computing an error between the target value and an actual value of the variable parameter. Based on the error, the computing device(s) may calculate a desired gain adjustment of the variable parameter, and a desired mean adjustment of the variable parameter. A correction signal may be created for modifying the process by: in response to the error being positive, creating the correction signal by adding the desired mean adjustment and the desired gain adjustment, and in response to the error being negative, creating the correction signal by differencing the desired mean adjustment and the desired gain adjustment. A related program product may carry out similar functions.
Type: Application
Filed: January 2, 2014
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventor: Mert Geveci
Application number: 20150185718
Abstract: A method for ordering content displayed on a graphical user interface may include displaying a first set of data processing outputs associated with a first selectable component that corresponds to measurement points of a device, such that each respective data processing output of the first set of data processing outputs includes visualizations associated with datasets of at least a portion of the measurement points. The method also includes displaying a second set of data processing outputs associated with a second selectable component, such that each respective data processing output of the second set of data processing outputs includes visualizations associated with the datasets. The method may then include receiving an ordering mode input to alter a display of the first and second sets of data processing outputs and displaying the first and second sets of data processing outputs in an order based on the ordering mode input.
Type: Application
Filed: December 27, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Jacqueline Marie Tappan, Ryan Gregory Roaldson
Application number: 20150186473
Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing computer executable code that runs a digital dashboard application. The digital dashboard application includes a visualization data structure containing visualizations; a metric data structure containing metrics; and a metric box interface that displays one or more metric boxes. A metric box is configured to display a primary set of metadata associated with a metric in the metric data structure and the primary set of metadata includes one of the visualizations in the visualization data structure. Two or more metric boxes may be combined such that the metrics displayed in the metric boxes serve as inputs in a data manipulation operation. The output of the data manipulation operation is displayed in an additional metric box.
Type: Application
Filed: December 27, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: Li Ye Chen, Ignatius B. D. Anandappa, James Blomberg, Katrina Craigwell, James Marcum
Application number: 20150185181
Abstract: Electrophoresis gel cassette comprising a first and a second face wall member and one or more side wall members defining a gel compartment for a gel member with a first and second face, wherein at least a section of each one of the first and second face wall member is removable to expose a section of both the first and second face of the gel member essentially corresponding to the separation zone while the gel member is preserved in the cassette.
Type: Application
Filed: May 31, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES AB
Inventors: Lennart Bjorkesten, Owe Salven, Camilla Larsson, Erik J. Bjerneld, Sofia Edlund, Henrik Ostlin, Stefan Sjolander, Kajsa Stridsberg-Friden, Ola Ronn, Peter Oliviusson, Henrik Bjorkman
Application number: 20150187034
Abstract: A computerized medical system includes a non-transient computer-readable memory, a display screen, and a controller in communication with the non-transient computer-readable memory and the display screen. The controller is configured to display an optically machine-readable code on the display screen, where the optically machine-readable code corresponds to a request for data that is unavailable within the computerized medical system.
Type: Application
Filed: December 27, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Paul Mullen, Mark Urness, Eric Severson
Application number: 20150188664
Abstract: One embodiment describes a method for real time error correction in a data transmission system that includes receiving a first communication signal on a first programmable logic device from a second programmable logic device via a first serial link, receiving a second communication signal on the first programmable logic device from the second programmable logic device via a second serial link, in which the first serial link and the second serial link are disposed in parallel with each other and are configured to communicate over a single conduit, and the first communication signal and the second communication signal are representative of identical information.
Type: Application
Filed: December 31, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Richard Joseph Glosser, JR., Michael Glynn Wise, Steven James Schmitt
Application number: 20150186608
Abstract: A method and system for assessing alarm events generated in a physiological monitoring system is described. The method identifies one or more qualitative measures associated with the generation of the alarm event. The one or more qualitative measures can include a calculated trajectory of the monitored physiological parameter, the calculated time between alarm events and the duration of the current alarm event. Based upon the qualitative measures, the method calculates a clinical relevancy score for the alarm event. The alarm event, each of the qualitative measures and the clinical relevancy score are presented on a display panel. The method and system can generate an urgent alarm based on the calculated relevancy score. The system includes a processor that calculates the clinical relevancy score based on qualitative measures and algorithms entered into the processor.
Type: Application
Filed: December 30, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: Scott Allan Fuller, Stephen Thomas Treacy
Application number: 20150187202
Abstract: A patient monitoring secondary alarm notification system comprises a plurality of devices, configured to generate an alarm data, and a central station. The central station comprises a processor configured to receive the alarm data from the plurality of devices and monitor a plurality of dynamic conditions. The processor is further configured to assess the alarm data and the dynamic conditions to determine an alarm notification.
Type: Application
Filed: December 31, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventor: Brian Janssen
Application number: 20150187196
Abstract: A visual management system for a medical device, the system comprises a projection device and a controller to generate control signals based upon parameters associated with use of the medical device. The projection device projects a message onto a surface, upon which the image is viewable, in response to the control signals.
Type: Application
Filed: December 30, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: David Michael Blair, Lawrence Guy Ten Eyck
Application number: 20150187038
Abstract: Embodiments of the system support hospital operations, delivery of health care, and improve patient satisfaction. The interactive hospital information system utilizes inputs from a mobile device, eliminating the cost of fixed cameras and sensor systems in the hospital facility. Aspects of the invention facilitate real-time patient care and patient room updates by care providers, validating that prescribed devices, services, and setups are in place per protocol. The system communicates with rounding persons as to specific care management. Network devices, such as an iPad® or smartphone, are utilized to monitor and record ongoing activities in the healthcare setting.
Type: Application
Filed: December 27, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: Christopher Donald Johnson, Kunter Seref Akbay, Brian McIlroy, Roxana Malladi, Paulo Gallotti Rodrigues, Marcelo Blois Ribeiro
Application number: 20150188173
Abstract: The present application provides combined cycle fuel cell systems that include a fuel cell, such as a solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC), comprising an anode that generates a tail gas and a cathode that generates cathode exhaust. The system or plant may include adding fuel, such as processed or refined tail gas, to the inlet air stream of a reformer to heat the reformer. The system or plant may include removing water from the tail gas and recycling the removed water into an inlet fuel stream. The inlet air stream may be the cathode exhaust stream of the fuel cell, and the inlet fuel stream may be input hydrocarbon fuel that is directed to the reformer to produce hydrogen-rich reformate. The system or plant may direct some of the processed or refined tail gas to a bottoming cycle.
Type: Application
Filed: December 31, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: Irfan Saif HUSSAINI, Matthew Joseph ALINGER, Andrew Philip SHAPIRO
Application number: 20150188315
Abstract: A submersible power system includes at least one DC power source and at least one submersible power distribution system electrically coupled to the at least one DC power source. The at least one submersible power distribution system includes at least one receptacle configured to be exposed to an underwater environment. The at least one submersible power distribution system also includes a plurality of power conversion modules removably positioned within the at least one receptacle. Each power conversion module of the plurality of power conversion modules includes an enclosure configured to be exposed to the underwater environment. The at least one submersible power distribution system further includes at least one switchyard module selectably coupled to and uncoupled from the plurality of power conversion modules. The at least one switchyard module includes a plurality of switches configured to electrically bypass and isolate each power conversion module from the DC power source.
Type: Application
Filed: December 26, 2013
Issued: July 2, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Nicolai Hytten, Piniwan Thiwanka Bandara Wijekoon, Jean-Louis Pouliquen, Henri Baerd, Christof Martin Sihler
Patent number: 9070057
Abstract: A method for identifying assets is provided. The method includes illuminating an identification pattern associated with the asset with non-visible light. The identification pattern includes retroreflective material that represents identity information of the asset. The method further includes adjusting either a shutter speed of an image sensor, or a power of the non-visible light, or both, based on motion state of the asset. The image sensor is configured to receive response of the retroreflective material to the non-visible light. Furthermore, the method includes the step of identifying the asset based on decoded identity information. The decoded identity information is obtained by processing the response of the retroreflective material.
Type: Grant
Filed: October 30, 2012
Issued: June 30, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Donald Wagner Hamilton, Peter Henry Tu, Ting Yu, Yi Yao, Dashan Gao
Patent number: 9068463
Abstract: A monitoring system for use with a turbine engine is described herein. The turbine engine includes a compressor and at least one compressor bleed valve coupled to the compressor. The monitoring system includes at least one sensor that is for sensing an operational parameter of the compressor bleed valve, and a controller that is coupled to the sensor and the compressor bleed valve. The controller is configured to determine an operating mode of the turbine engine and receive a monitoring signal indicative of the sensed operational parameter. The controller is also configured to calculate at least one operational value of the compressor bleed valve based at least in part on the sensed operational parameter. The controller is further configured to determine a condition of the turbine engine based at least in part on the calculated compressor bleed valve operational value.
Type: Grant
Filed: November 23, 2011
Issued: June 30, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Achalesh Kumar Pandey, Ravi Yoganatha Babu, Richard John Rucigay, Necip Doganaksoy
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