General Electric Patents

Patent number: 8851950
Abstract: Improved recyclability of phosphors in fluorescent lamps is provided. A fluorescent lamp is constructed with phosphor particles having a specific surface area less than a certain predetermined value. During recycling, these phosphor particles are more readily separated from the basing cement used in such fluorescent lamp. A method is also provided by which such phosphors are more readily separated from the basing cement.
Type: Grant
Filed: September 26, 2012
Issued: October 7, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Jon Bennett Jansma, David James Monk
Patent number: 8855390
Abstract: A method for processing radiological images is provided. The method includes extracting at least two image portions from at least two radiological images of an area to be treated. The method also includes defining an area in a final image for each extracted image portion. The method further includes laying out the extracted image portions in the final image so that each area of the final image comprises an extracted image portion.
Type: Grant
Filed: March 30, 2011
Issued: October 7, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Vincent Bismuth, Regis Vaillant
Patent number: 8855385
Abstract: An apparatus for multi-energy tissue quantification includes an x-ray imaging system comprises an x-ray source configured to emit a beam of x-rays toward an object to be imaged, a detector configured to receive the x-rays attenuated by the object, and a data acquisition system (DAS) operably coupled to the detector. A computer operably connected to the x-ray source and the DAS is programmed to cause the x-ray source to emit x-rays at each of a first kVp and a second kVp toward the detector, acquire x-ray data from x-rays emitted at the first and second kVp through a region of interest (ROI), and perform a first multi-material decomposition based on the acquired x-ray data. The computer is also programmed to quantify a volume fraction of a first material in the ROI based on the first multi-material decomposition and display the volume fraction of the first material to a user.
Type: Grant
Filed: July 6, 2012
Issued: October 7, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Andras Kriston, Peter Alexander John Lamb, Paulo Ricardo dos Santos Mendonca, Masayuki Kudo, Kosuke Sasaki, Souma Sengupta, Rahul Bhotika, Laszlo Rusko, Bipul Das, Scott David Wollenweber, Ferenc Kovacs
Patent number: 8853550
Abstract: A circuit board includes a solder wettable surface and a metal mask configured to restrict solder from flowing outside the solder wettable surface of the circuit board.
Type: Grant
Filed: February 25, 2011
Issued: October 7, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Arun Virupaksha Gowda, Kevin Matthew Durocher, James Wilson Rose, Paul Jeffrey Gillespie, Richard Alfred Beaupre, David Richard Esler
Patent number: 8850821
Abstract: A system includes a fuel nozzle. The fuel nozzle includes a hub, a shroud disposed about the hub, an airflow path between the hub and the shroud, multiple first fuel outlets disposed on the hub, and multiple swirl vanes disposed in the airflow path downstream from the multiple first fuel outlets.
Type: Grant
Filed: October 7, 2011
Issued: October 7, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Abdul Rafey Khan, Bradley Donald Crawley, Donald Mark Bailey, Ajay Pratap Singh
Patent number: 8851402
Abstract: An injector includes a surface and an injector hole formed in the surface. The injector also includes a groove formed in the surface, the groove surrounding the injector hole.
Type: Grant
Filed: February 12, 2009
Issued: October 7, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Constantin Dinu, Mahesh Bathina, Ramanand Singh
Patent number: 8853918
Abstract: A composite ceramic transducer structure for use in the construction of an ultrasound probe includes a substrate and a plurality of piezoelectric transducer posts. The plurality of piezoelectric transducer posts are controllably formed on the substrate in a plurality of spatial positions located on an X-Y plane of the substrate. The plurality of piezoelectric posts includes a plurality of shapes defined in an X-Y-Z plane of the substrate, wherein the plurality of piezoelectric transducer posts are configured to facilitate minimizing shear waves within the ultrasound probe.
Type: Grant
Filed: September 22, 2011
Issued: October 7, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Matthew Harvey Krohn, Prabhjot Singh, Paul Aloysius Meyer, Wei Luo
Patent number: 8852786
Abstract: A method of sealing a ceramic component to a metal component for a metal halide battery is provided. The method involves the steps of coating a portion of the ceramic component with a metallic coating, and then bonding the coated ceramic component to the metal component. The metallic coating includes a reactive metal. A sealing structure formed by using such a method is also presented.
Type: Grant
Filed: December 22, 2010
Issued: October 7, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Scott Andrew Weaver, Don Mark Lipkin, Radhakrishna Badekila Bhat, Andrew Joseph Detor, Brian William Cerniglia
Patent number: 8853877
Abstract: A method for controlling a wind farm having a power output constraint is disclosed. The method may include operating a plurality of wind turbines within the wind farm. Each wind turbine may include a baseline power output and a maximum power output. The baseline power output may be defined by a control-limited power curve as a function of wind speed. In addition, the method may include comparing a total power output for the wind farm to the power output constraint of the wind farm, controlling the operation of at least one wind turbine of the plurality of wind turbines to provide an increased power output for the at least one wind turbine when the total power output is less than the power output constraint.
Type: Grant
Filed: May 29, 2013
Issued: October 7, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Jonathan Henry Zalar, Thomas Frank Fric
Patent number: 8854355
Abstract: An imaging system includes a detector configured to receive data that can be reconstructed into a three-dimensional (3D) image of an object, and a computer programmed to obtain 3D image data of the object, the 3D image data including an internal structure of the object, define a longitudinal dimension of the internal structure from the 3D image data along a length of the structure, extract a first set of parameter-of-interest data related to the internal structure from the 3D image data along a first ray extending from a first location along the length of the structure and at a first angular orientation with respect to a base vector that is generally perpendicular to the longitudinal dimension, and plot the extracted first set of parameter-of-interest data at a pixel location of a two-dimensional (2D) plot that corresponds to the first location and corresponds to the first angular orientation.
Type: Grant
Filed: December 11, 2009
Issued: October 7, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: John Skinner, Sandeep Dutta, Bernice E. Hoppel
Patent number: 8850856
Abstract: An apparatus is provided herein. The apparatus includes, a clothes basket rotatable about an axis, a motor coupled to the clothes basket, an additive tank, a Venturi component comprising a hole connecting to a water inlet, a hole connecting to the additive tank, and a hole connecting to the clothes basket, a first valve, a second valve, and a processor coupled to the first valve and the second valve, the processor being operative to carry out a dispensing phase of the apparatus, wherein the dispensing phase comprises dispensing additive to the clothes basket, and carry out a self-cleaning phase of the apparatus, wherein the self-cleaning phase comprises washing the additive tank.
Type: Grant
Filed: December 16, 2010
Issued: October 7, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Alexander Leibman, Alaknanda Acharya, David Scott Dunn, Jerrod Aaron Kappler, Aaron Lee Welch
Patent number: 8853991
Abstract: A system and method of detecting phase angle in an inverter is provided. A shunt resistor is coupled to a controller which is part of an inverter circuit and a phase angle may be directly derived from the detected voltage across the shunt resistor. The detected shunt voltage may be used to adjust the power delivery from the inverter to the load.
Type: Grant
Filed: January 31, 2012
Issued: October 7, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Mingwei Shan, William Hull Bicknell, Eric K. Watson, Richard D. Suel, II
Application number: 20140294594
Abstract: A hybrid turbine blade and method of fabrication, comprising a shank portion and an airfoil portion. The airfoil portion comprising a composite outer structure having a recess formed therein and an alternating stack of at least one composite section and at least two insert sections disposed in the recess. The outer composite structure and the at least one composite section having a first density. The at least two insert sections having a second mass density, which is less than the first mass density. The composite outer structure and the alternating stack of at least one composite section and at least two insert sections together define an airfoil portion that meets all mechanical load carrying requirements of said hybrid turbine blade such that no load transfer needs to occur through said at least two insert sections.
Type: Application
Filed: February 22, 2013
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventor: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Application number: 20140295258
Abstract: The present application provides configurations, components, assemblies and methods for sealing cells of sodium-based thermal batteries, such as NaMx cells. In some embodiments the cells may include an integrated bridge member hermetically sealed to an electrically conductive case and a ceramic collar of the cell to hermetically seal an anodic chamber of the cell. In some embodiments the cells may include the ceramic collar hermetically sealed to an electrolyte separator tube of the cell to hermetically seal the anodic chamber of the cell. In some embodiments the anodic chamber may be defined, at least in part, by the case, integrated bridge member, ceramic collar and electrolyte separator tube. In some embodiments the cells may include a current collector hermetically sealed to the ceramic collar, and a cap member hermetically sealed to the current collector tube to hermetically seal a cathodic chamber of the cell.
Type: Application
Filed: March 28, 2013
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: Sundeep KUMAR, Mohamed RAHMANE, Neil A. JOHNSON, Patrick D. WILLSON, Raymond R. COLE, Timothy YOSENICK, Thomas ANGELIU, Tobias JUETTING
Application number: 20140293541
Abstract: A heat sink is disclosed including a cold plate, a plurality of heat pipes, and a plurality of fins. The cold plate has a first surface arranged substantially vertical and adapted to thermally couple to a heat source. Each of the plurality of heat pipes have an evaporator section arranged substantially vertical and thermally coupled to the cold plate, a condenser section arranged at an incline, and a single bend section coupling the evaporator section and the condenser section. The plurality of fins are thermally coupled to the condenser sections of the plurality of heat pipes.
Type: Application
Filed: March 7, 2014
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: GE Energy Power Conversion Technology Ltd
Inventors: Daniel Francis Opila, Stephan Fatschel
Application number: 20140294595
Abstract: Rotor blade assemblies for wind turbines are provided. In one embodiment, a rotor blade assembly includes a rotor blade having exterior surfaces defining a pressure side, a suction side, a leading edge, and a trailing edge each extending between a tip and a root. The rotor blade further defines a span and a chord. A span-wise portion of the pressure side includes along a chord-wise cross-section a plurality of inflection points. The plurality of inflection points include a first inflection point and a second inflection point, the first and second inflections points positioned within approximately 50% of the chord from the leading edge.
Type: Application
Filed: March 28, 2013
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventor: General Electric Company
Application number: 20140297168
Abstract: A method of optically locating and guiding a vehicle relative to an airport having standardized signage where the method includes generating an image of at least a portion of the airport from an optical sensor mounted on the vehicle, determining the location of the vehicle, and providing guidance for operation of the vehicle.
Type: Application
Filed: March 26, 2013
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: GE Aviation Systems LLC
Inventor: GE Aviation Systems LLC
Application number: 20140290891
Abstract: A chaplet includes a first portion configured to engage one of a core and a mold, a second portion configured to engage the other of the core and the mold, and an elongated rod extending between the first portion and the second portion. The rod has a plurality of breakaway sites for allowing the length thereof to be selectively reduced in predetermined increments.
Type: Application
Filed: March 28, 2013
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Russell Wilburn, Carlos Trevino
Application number: 20140290631
Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for estimating a wall temperature in a heat exchanger and reducing the risk of boiling on a coolant side of the heat exchanger. In one embodiment, a method for an engine comprises estimating a wall temperature at a location in a heat exchanger and adjusting an engine operating parameter of an engine coupled to the heat exchanger based on the wall temperature.
Type: Application
Filed: March 28, 2013
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Luke Henry, Roshan Shekhar Kotian
Application number: 20140294593
Abstract: A wind turbine blade (16) includes an upper shell member (20) and a lower shell member (22) with an internal cavity (25) therebetween. The shell members are joined with a bond paste (34) at respective bond lines (36, 37) along leading and trailing edges (24, 26) of the blade. A cap (50) is disposed within the internal cavity between the upper and lower shell members along at least one of the leading or trailing edge bond lines. The cap includes a head (52) oriented towards the blade edge and trailing leg portions (56) that span rearward from the head in biased engagement the upper and lower shell members. The cap defines a dam at the bond line against migration of excess bond paste further into the internal cavity. A method is also provided for forming bond lines at the leading or trailing edge with the bond paste caps.
Type: Application
Filed: November 1, 2011
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventor: Lihua Liu
Application number: 20140290896
Abstract: A system and method for directionally casting an elongated device are provided. The method includes orienting a mold within a furnace such that a first portion of the mold points downward. The first portion of the mold defines a space within the mold used to form a first end of the device. The first end of the device, when formed, has a greater mass than a second end of the device. The method also includes filling the mold with molten metal and lowering the mold out of the furnace into a liquid metal bath to immerse the first portion of the mold in the liquid metal bath. The method includes concurrently lowering the mold and the liquid metal bath to cool the molten metal.
Type: Application
Filed: June 13, 2014
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: Shyh-Chin Huang, Roger John Petterson
Application number: 20140297053
Abstract: A method to control an power generation plant including: applying control settings to operate the plant; collecting plant data indicative of the performance of the plant; applying the control settings to a model of the plant; collecting prediction data from the model; comparing the plant data to the predicted data and adjusting the control settings applied to the plant and model; perturbing the control settings and applying the perturbed control settings to operate the plant and the model; collecting perturbed plant data and perturbed prediction data, and modifying the model if the perturbed plant data represents an improvement as compared to the perturbed prediction data.
Type: Application
Filed: March 29, 2013
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Victor John MORGAN, Tomas A. Velez
Application number: 20140290313
Abstract: A washing machine appliance is provided having one or more features to improve the airflow in the washing machine appliance during a spin cycle and/or an overnight drying cycle. The appliance uses one or more one way valves in an inlet duct and/or an exhaust duct to direct the airflow through the washing machine appliance during spin cycles. Additionally, or alternatively, the appliance provides ambient air through an inlet port positioned proximate to an opening in a wash drum and exhausts the air to the ambient through an exhaust port positioned at a rear end of a wash tub.
Type: Application
Filed: March 26, 2013
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventor: Ashutosh Kulkarni
Application number: 20140294560
Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a gas turbine shroud assembly. The shroud assembly may include a shroud structure that defines a first cooling chamber and a second cooling chamber. The shroud assembly may also include a first impingement plate disposed within the first cooling chamber and a second impingement plate disposed within the second cooling chamber. Further, the shroud assembly may include one or more cooling channels formed within the shroud structure. The cooling channels may be configured to connect the first cooling chamber with the second cooling chamber. The shroud assembly may also include a flow of cooling air in communication with the first cooling chamber. In this manner, the flow of cooling air may flow from the first cooling chamber to the second cooling chamber by way of the one or more cooling channels.
Type: Application
Filed: April 2, 2013
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventor: Niraj K. Mishra
Application number: 20140290273
Abstract: A heat pump is provided that uses multiple stages of MCMs to cause heat transfer between a heat receiving end and a heat transmitting end. Thermal blocks are placed along the direction of heat transfer at locations in the heat pump that preclude the transfer of heat in a direction from the heat transmitting end towards the heat receiving end. The heat pump can be, for example, part of a refrigeration loop or can be connected directly with the object for which heating or cooling is desired. An appliance incorporating such a heat pump is also provided.
Type: Application
Filed: March 29, 2013
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Michael Alexander Benedict, Francis Johnson, Vijay Kumar Srivastava, Chiranjeev Kalra
Application number: 20140296701
Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a receive coil assembly for use in magnetic resonance imaging of breast tissue. In certain embodiments the assembly comprises separable parts: a configurable mechanical support and a flexible receive coil array. The adjustability and separability of the receive coil array relative to the mechanical support allows the receive coil array to substantially conform to the breasts of the patient during imaging.
Type: Application
Filed: March 28, 2013
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Ileana Hancu, Kenneth William Rohling, Luca Marinelli, Eric William Fiveland, Seung-Kyun Lee, Keith J. Park
Application number: 20140296694
Abstract: A method and medical system for providing needle guidance. The method and system includes acquiring ultrasound data while manipulating a needle and tracking the needle tip while manipulating the needle. The method and system includes displaying a first live image including at least a portion of the needle in a first viewing pane and displaying a second live image including the needle tip in a second viewing pane at the same time as the first live image. The second live image includes a portion of the first live image at a greater level of zoom than the first live image.
Type: Application
Filed: April 2, 2013
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventor: General Electric Company
Application number: 20140298192
Abstract: A display system integrates a desktop application user interface into a web-based application. A first computing device includes a first processor and a first display device. A first server supports a web-based application having a first user interface. The first display device presents to a user a first user interface that displays a first item of information. A second server, physically separated from the first server, is coupled to the first server via a web-based connection. A second computing device supports a desktop application that includes a second user interface. After a user has opened the web-based application, the first processor connects to the desktop application via the web-based application. The first processor displays, within a portion of the first user interface, at least a portion of the second user interface, presenting to the user a second item of information that is contextually connected to the first item of information.
Type: Application
Filed: March 27, 2013
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Uday Biradar, Sahil Gandhi
Application number: 20140294490
Abstract: A welding process, welding system and welded article are disclosed. The welding process includes directing energy from one or more fusion beams to join a first element to a second element and to join the first element to a third element. The directing of the energy is at a first lateral angle and a second lateral angle with respect to the first element. The welding system includes an energy emitting device, a first fusion beam and a second fusion beam. The first fusion beam and the second fusion beam are oriented to extend diagonally through an article. The laser welded article includes the first element joined to the second element, and the first element joined to the third element. A fillet weld is formed in a first inaccessible portion between the first element and the second element and a second inaccessible portion between the first element and the third element.
Type: Application
Filed: March 27, 2013
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: Dechao LIN, Zhaoli HU, Brian Lee TOLLISON
Application number: 20140290929
Abstract: A heat sink is disclosed including a cold plate, a plurality of heat pipes, a plurality of fins, and a heating unit. The cold plate has a first surface adapted to thermally couple to a heat source. Each of the heat pipes has an evaporator section thermally coupled to the cold plate and a condenser section coupled to the evaporator section. The plurality of fins are thermally coupled to the condenser sections of the plurality of heat pipes. The heating unit is adapted to heat condenser sections of a subset of the plurality of heat pipes.
Type: Application
Filed: March 7, 2014
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: GE Energy Power Conversion Technology Ltd
Inventors: Daniel Francis Opila, Stephan Fatschel
Application number: 20140292458
Abstract: A magnetic device is provided. The magnetic device includes a magnetic core and a conductive winding inductively coupled to the magnetic core. The conductive winding includes a first terminal segment, a second terminal segment, and an inductive segment electrically coupled in series therebetween. The first terminal segment includes a current sensing element.
Type: Application
Filed: March 18, 2014
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Joao Luiz Andres, John F. Steel, Robert James Catalano, Loc Ngo
Application number: 20140292132
Abstract: A rotor for an electromagnetic apparatus including: ferromagnetic laminates stacked along a longitudinal axis of the rotor; non-magnetic laminates stacked along the longitudinal axis, wherein the non-magnetic laminates are between the ferromagnetic annular laminates; cavities in the rotor formed by aligned slots in the ferromagnetic and non-magnetic laminates, wherein the cavities are parallel to the axis of the rotor, and a permanent magnet(s) in each of the aligned cavities. The laminates may each be an annular disc or may be segments arranged in an annular array around a shaft of the rotor.
Type: Application
Filed: August 26, 2011
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Evgeny Victorovich Kazmin, Gary Randall Barnes, Yury Danilovich Vinitzky, Ronghai Qu, Mikhail Avramovich Avanesov
Application number: 20140293038
Abstract: Various exemplary devices and methods are provided for adjusting brightness of a light source. In general, the devices and methods can allow brightness of a light source to be adjusted by varying a power supply of the light source. The power supply can be varied in response to a user input. In one exemplary embodiment, the light source can be included as part of a scope, e.g., a borescope, an endoscope, etc., configured to be advanced into a target and to gather one or more video images and/or one or more still images within the target using a camera. The light source can be configured to illuminate the target at a selected one of the variable amounts of brightness. A white balance of the light source can be configured to automatically adjust in response to the selected amount of brightness.
Type: Application
Filed: March 28, 2013
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: James J. Delmonico, Dennis William McEnery
Application number: 20140290892
Abstract: Refractory slurry for use in coating a foam cluster to provide a foam pattern for lost foam casting is provided. The slurry includes a catalyst capable of catalyzing reactions for vaporizing the foam cluster. A foam pattern with a refractory coating including the catalyst and processes for preparing the foam pattern and using the foam pattern are also provided.
Type: Application
Filed: March 24, 2014
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Zhaoping WU, Brian Victor MOORE, Michael Douglas ARNETT, Dejia WANG, Junyoung PARK, Yanfei GU, Qi ZHAO
Application number: 20140298097
Abstract: A method implemented using a processor based device for generating a corrected data for deriving a decision related to a data source includes receiving measurement data representative of an operational parameter from the data source. The operational parameter includes a monotonous time series data. The method also includes identifying an event based on the measurement data and determining an event category based on the identified event. The method further includes processing the measurement data using a statistical data correction technique, based on the determined event category, to generate the corrected data for deriving the decision related to the data source.
Type: Application
Filed: March 28, 2013
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Kati Illouz, Brock Estel Osborn
Application number: 20140294566
Abstract: In a turbomachine having an inlet, a compressor, and a turbine, a closed loop sends fluid from a stage of the compressor to a heat exchanger in the turbine and to the inlet. The closed loop heats the fluid, cools the turbine, and delivers heated fluid to the inlet. A mixer can be interposed between the heat exchanger and the inlet to mix fluid from the heat exchanger with compressor discharge fluid, delivering the mixed fluid to the inlet. The mixer can control flow received so that desired temperature and/or flow rate can be provided to the inlet.
Type: Application
Filed: April 1, 2013
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Prashant Kumar, Sabarinath Devarajan, Vivekanandhan Thiruvettipuram Madhivanan, Indrajit Mazumder, Hemant Puri, Chandrasekhar Pushkaran, Rajarshi Saha
Application number: 20140295237
Abstract: An energy storage cell is disclosed, including an anodic chamber for containing an anodic material and a cathodic chamber for containing a cathodic material, separated from each other by an electrolyte separator tube, and all contained within a case for the cell. The cell further includes a ceramic collar positioned at an opening of the cathodic chamber, defining an aperture in communication with the opening, and a current collector brazed to the ceramic collar, extending into the cathodic chamber. The current collector is in the form of a porous, metallic mesh, and the case and the ceramic collar are hermetically sealed to each other by an active braze material. Sodium metal halide batteries based on a number of these cells are also disclosed.
Type: Application
Filed: March 14, 2014
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Sundeep Kumar, Alireza Pezhman Shirvanian
Application number: 20140297820
Abstract: A processor and a system for automated provisioning of one or more wireless devices are provided. The processor includes one or more processing subsystems communicably coupled to a guest network. The one or more processing subsystems receive one or more input data signals corresponding to a service request from the wireless devices to connect to a secured backend network. The input data signals include a plurality of service connection parameters associated with the wireless devices. The service connection parameters are then authenticated with pre-stored data. Thereafter the input data signals are processed upon authentication to establish a secured communication link with the wireless devices. Subsequently a plurality of output signals corresponding to the service request to the wireless devices for automated provisioning to establish a connection with the secured backend network.
Type: Application
Filed: April 2, 2013
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Matthew George GRUBIS, Kedar Valmik KEKAN, Matthew Richard PEKARSKE
Application number: 20140294605
Abstract: A system for maintaining a high vacuum in a vacuum enclosure such as cryostat, for example, is described. The system includes a high-vacuum pump having an input that is connected to the cryostat and an output. A vacuum vessel is connected to the output of the high-vacuum pump. A second vacuum pump is connectable to the vacuum vessel. The system is operated such that the high-vacuum pump maintains the cryostat at a high vacuum and the second vacuum pump is periodically operated to maintain the pressure of the vacuum vessel below a threshold pressure. The second vacuum pump may be either permanently connected to, or removable from, the vacuum vessel. The vacuum vessel acts to maintain the output of the high-vacuum pump within a suitable pressure range. This removes the need for the output of the high-vacuum pump to be connected to a continuously operating, second-stage vacuum pump.
Type: Application
Filed: November 24, 2011
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: GE ENERGY POWER CONVERSION TECHNOLOGY LTD.
Inventors: Martin Richard Ingles, Rubenf Fair, JOSEPH Eugene
Application number: 20140294710
Abstract: A method of preparing a catalyst composition suitable for removing sulfur from a catalytic reduction system and the catalyst composition prepared by the method are provided. The method of preparation of a catalyst composition, comprises: combining a metal oxide precursor, a catalyst metal precursor and an alkali metal precursor in the presence of a templating agent; hydrolyzing and condensing to form an intermediate product that comprises metal oxide, alkali metal oxide, and catalyst metal; and calcining to form a templated amorphous metal oxide substrate having a plurality of pores wherein the alkali metal oxide and catalyst metal are dispersed in an intermixed form in the metal oxide substrate.
Type: Application
Filed: June 16, 2014
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Oltea Puica Siclovan, Daniel George Norton, Larry Neil Lewis, Dan Hancu, Xiaoying Bao, Robert Burch, Hardacre Christopher, Chansai Sarayute
Application number: 20140294592
Abstract: A wind blade is provided that includes a primary blade body defining a leading edge and a trailing edge and further defining a pressure side and a suction side joining along the trailing edge. The wind blade also includes a secondary blade having an aerodynamic contour defining a first surface and a second surface and coupled with the primary blade body for the purpose of shielding noise. The secondary blade body is disposed proximate to at least a portion of the trailing edge on at least one of the pressure side and the suction side of the primary blade body and may also improve overall performance of the wind blade.
Type: Application
Filed: March 28, 2013
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Lorenz Edwin Drack, Thierry Pascal Maeder, Gowri Jaganathan Sengundermudaliar, Karthickprabu Vijayakumar
Application number: 20140290260
Abstract: A system includes a gas turbine. The gas turbine includes a first compressor configured to provide a first portion of a discharge air to a combustor. The gas turbine also includes the combustor configured to combust a mixture of the first portion of the discharge air and fuel to generate an exhaust gas and to provide the exhaust gas to a turbine. The gas turbine also includes an exhaust outlet coupled to the turbine and configured to enable the exhaust gas to exit the gas turbine. The system also includes a nitrogen purification system coupled to the gas turbine. The nitrogen purification system includes a membrane nitrogen generator configured to receive a second portion of the discharge air from the compressor or a portion of the exhaust gas from the exhaust outlet, wherein the membrane nitrogen generator is configured to generate nitrogen from the second portion of the discharge air or the portion of the exhaust gas.
Type: Application
Filed: March 27, 2013
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Hatim Anwarhusan Khandwavala, Douglas Scott Byrd, Brian Michael Gallagher, Durgaprasad Janapaneedi
Application number: 20140294591
Abstract: A wind turbine blade has upper and lower shell members with a respective spar cap configured on an internal face of the shell members. A shear web extends between the spar caps along a longitudinal length of the blade. A connection assembly is configured between the transverse ends of the shear web and the spar caps and includes a channel structure configured on the spar cap. The channel structure includes side walls that extend from the spar cap along the longitudinal sides of the shear web. A pliant actuation line is attached between the side walls of the channel structure and bond paste is deposited in the channel structure. Movement of the transverse end of the shear web into the channel structure results in the actuation line pulling the side walls of the channel structure against the longitudinal sides of the shear web.
Type: Application
Filed: December 12, 2011
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventor: Lihua Liu
Application number: 20140290613
Abstract: A laser ignition plug, comprising a pumped light source and a longitudinally pumped laser resonator, which are each arranged in the housing of the laser ignition plug, characterized by a cooling air inlet, a cooling air outlet and a cooling region connecting the cooling air inlet with the cooling air outlet, wherein the cooling region is surrounding the pumped light source at least in certain sectors.
Type: Application
Filed: September 5, 2012
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: GE JENBACHER GMBH & CO OG
Inventors: Friedrich Gruber, Markus Kraus
Application number: 20140294276
Abstract: A hierarchical multi-object active appearance model (AAM) framework is disclosed for processing image data, such as localizer or scout image data. In accordance with this approach, a hierarchical arrangement of models (e.g., a model pyramid) maybe employed where a global or parent model that encodes relationships across multiple co-located structures is used to obtain an initial, coarse fit. Subsequent processing by child sub-models add more detail and flexibility to the overall fit.
Type: Application
Filed: March 28, 2013
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Qi Song, Srikrishnan V, Roshni Rustom Bhagalia, Biqul Das
Application number: 20140291230
Abstract: Various systems are provided for an interface between an oil filter element and an oil filter mount of an oil filter. In one embodiment, an oil filter comprises an oil filter element adapted to be fittable over an outwardly projecting step of a first oil filter mount and fittable on a second oil filter mount without an outwardly projecting step, the oil filter element having an opening adapted to sealably engage with a base of the first oil filter mount and a base of the second oil filter mount.
Type: Application
Filed: March 28, 2013
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventor: Paul John Fontecchio
Application number: 20140295255
Abstract: The present application provides configurations, components, assemblies and methods for sealing cells of sodium-based thermal batteries, such as NaMx cells, without a bridge member. In some embodimentsl the cells may include an electrically conductive case directly hermetically sealed to an electrically insulating ceramic collar of the cell to hermetically seal an anodic chamber of the cell. In some embodiments the ceramic collar and an electrolyte separator tube may be a cosintered one-piece member. In some embodiments the case and the ceramic collar and separator tube may form a hermetically sealed anodic chamber therebetween. In some embodiments the separator tube may define, at least in part, a cathodic chamber therein. In some embodiments the cells may include a current collector hermetically sealed to the ceramic collar, and a cap member hermetically sealed to the current collector to hermetically seal the cathodic chamber of the cell.
Type: Application
Filed: March 28, 2013
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: Sundeep KUMAR, Mohamed RAHMANE, Neil A. JOHNSON, Patrick D. WILLSON, Raymond R. COLE
Application number: 20140294585
Abstract: A turbo engine includes a system for changing a pitch of blades of a propeller, the system including an annular fluid cylinder with a linear drive and a link mechanism linking the cylinder to the blades of the propeller to change an orientation of the propeller. The annular cylinder of the system can be rigidly mounted on a fixed housing supporting the propeller and internal to it, unlike the blades mounted in an external rotating hub of the propeller, and the link mechanism includes a displacement transfer bearing fixed, on one side, to the mobile part of the cylinder and cooperating, on the other side, with a mechanism linking to the blades of the rotating hub of the propeller.
Type: Application
Filed: October 3, 2012
Issued: October 2, 2014
Assignees: GE Aviation Systems Limited, SNECMA
Inventors: Didier Rene Andre Escure, Denis Louis Bocquet, Gilles Alain Charier, Aleksander Szymandera, Marek Malitka, Jan Sikorski, Christopher Carrington
Patent number: 8849429
Abstract: Systems and methods for block instantiation are provided. In one embodiment, a system includes a processor and a visual instantiation facility executable by the processor. The visual instantiation facility is configured to read a device definition (DD) file including at least one function block and to visually display function block instantiation information of the at least one function block in a visual display. The visual instantiation facility is further configured to instantiate the at least one function block in a field device.
Type: Grant
Filed: May 9, 2011
Issued: September 30, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Pradyumna Ojha, Abhik Banerjee, David Evans McMillan, William Kennedy Galt, Andre Steven DeMaurice
Patent number: 8847088
Abstract: A busplug enclosure includes a body member includes a plurality of wall members that collectively define an interior chamber having an opening. The body member includes a line portion and a load portion. A cover assembly is mounted to the body member across the opening. The cover assembly includes a first cover member spanning the load portion and a second cover member spanning the line portion. A handle operating mechanism is mounted to the cover assembly. The handle operating mechanism includes a handle member configured to rotate about an axis extending through the cover assembly, a cam member and a slider member. The handle member is operatively coupled to the cam member and the slider member and configured and disposed to move between a first position and a second position.
Type: Grant
Filed: September 22, 2011
Issued: September 30, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Kuldeep Kumar Bhathija, Jeffrey Lynn Cox, Shravan Purohit, Steven English Richard, Clarence Wilson Walker