General Electric Patents

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  • Publication number: 20170045492
    Abstract: A sensor is disclosed, which includes a resonant transducer, the resonant transducer being configured to determine the composition of an emulsion or other dispersion. The resonant transducer has a sampling cell, a bottom winding disposed around the sampling cell, and a top winding disposed around the bottom winding. The composition of the dispersion is determined by measuring the complex impedance spectrum values of the mixture of the dispersion and applying multivariate data analysis to the values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Cheryl Margaret SURMAN, Jon Albert DIERINGER, Radislav Alexandrovich POTYRAILO
  • Publication number: 20170046026
    Abstract: To provide a medical image capture apparatus capable of improving an operator's workflow when the operator selects operation buttons. A medical image capture apparatus is an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, for example, and comprises: an auxiliary display section in which operation buttons to be selected by an operator are displayed; and a processor for executing a program of an operation button display control function of displaying the operation buttons in the auxiliary display section, said function displaying a plurality of the operation buttons that each belong to one of a plurality of categories and are specified beforehand, in one window separately on a category-by-category basis. The plurality of categories are, for example, a category of measurement button Bm, a category of comment button Bc, a category of body pattern button Bb, and a category of button Bo for inputting other commands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
    Inventors: Ryoichi Tokuda, Konstantina Mertika, Eun Jin Lee
  • Publication number: 20170045454
    Abstract: A system is presented. The system includes an electromagnetic radiation source configured to generate a mode-matched electromagnetic radiation that irradiates a gas-mixture filled in a gas compartment at a determined pressure ‘P’ bars, an intensity enhancement mechanism that internally reflects the mode-matched electromagnetic radiation a plurality of times to achieve an effective intensity ‘E’, of reflected electromagnetic radiation in a region of interest, that is ‘N’ times an intensity of the mode-matched electromagnetic radiation, and a detection subsystem that analyses the gas-mixture based upon Raman scattered photons emitted from the region of interest, wherein a product of the ‘P’ and the ‘N’ is at least 30.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Rachit SHARMA, Chayan MITRA, Vinayak TILAK
  • Patent number: 9567860
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a fixture for an airfoil shroud having a first end edge, a second end edge, a leading edge, a trailing edge, a radially outer side and a radially inner side with respect to a rotor axis of a bucket having the airfoil shroud is provided. The fixture includes a base plate, a first member extending from the base plate configured to locate and abut the first end edge, a second member extending from the base plate configured to locate and abut a side of a seal rail, a third member extending from the base plate configured to locate and abut the radially outer side of the airfoil shroud and a template recess formed in the base plate proximate the first end edge to define a geometry of a relief cut in the trailing edge of the airfoil shroud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jacob Andrew Salm, James Ryan Connor, John David Ward, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9567859
    Abstract: A turbine bucket may include a platform, an airfoil extending radially from the platform, and a number of cooling passages defined within the airfoil and near an outer surface of the airfoil. Each of the cooling passages may include a radially inner portion having a first cross-sectional area and at least one radially outer portion having a second cross-sectional area, wherein the first cross-sectional area may be greater than the second cross-sectional area. A method of cooling a turbine bucket used in a gas turbine engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Benjamin Paul Lacy
  • Patent number: 9566538
    Abstract: A chromatography column frame comprising at least two legs, a support arrangement connected to said at least two legs, and a holder connected to said support arrangement. Said holder is arranged to releasably hold an adaptor rod of a chromatography column, so that the adaptor rod is prevented to move in a horizontal direction and so the adaptor rod is allowed to move in a vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences AB
    Inventors: Bjorn Haglund, Cheng Jiang, Martin Kling
  • Patent number: 9566588
    Abstract: For the sake of improving dust removal from an electrostatic precipitator by rapping, the present disclosure proposes an electrostatic precipitator, comprising a flue gas chamber, a collecting electrode, a first rapping arrangement that raps the collecting electrode, a dust hopper, and a second rapping arrangement that raps at least one of the dust hopper and an element located within the dust hopper, wherein the second rapping arrangement is located within an inner chamber defined by the flue gas chamber and the dust hopper. The rapping by means of the second rapping arrangement may comprise rapping at least one of an inner wall of the dust hopper, a structural element located within the dust hopper and connected to at least one inner wall of the dust hopper, a rapping plate located within the dust hopper proximate to an inner wall of the dust hopper, and a baffle located within the dust hopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventor: Ireneusz Malec
  • Patent number: 9567554
    Abstract: A cleaning method and a cleaning fluid are provided. The cleaning method includes accessing a plurality of turbine components attached to a turbine assembly, the turbine assembly being a portion of a turbomachine, positioning at least one cleaning vessel over at least one of the turbine components, forming a liquid seal with a sealing bladder, providing a cleaning fluid to the cleaning vessel, and draining the cleaning fluid from the cleaning vessel. The cleaning fluid includes a carrier fluid and a solvent additive for removing fouling material from the turbine component. An alternative cleaning method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Sanji Ekanayake, Surinder Singh Pabla, Murali Krishna Kalaga, Alston Ilford Scipio, Ishmael Dean El
  • Patent number: 9567232
    Abstract: Different methods for the preparation of high purity NaAlCl4 are disclosed. The methods includes charging a feed having an intimate mixture of aluminum chloride, sodium chloride, and aluminum metal, to a reactor at an initial temperature less than about 80° C., carrying out a solid state reaction to form a solid NaAlCl4 at an intermediate temperature less than about 145° C., melting the formed solid NaAlCl4 at an elevated temperature greater than about 150° C. to produce molten phase NaAlCl4, holding the reactor at a raised temperature greater than about 165° C. to substantially complete formation of colorless NaAlCl4 and filtering the reactor contents at a final temperature greater than about 165° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Albert Santo Stella, Sergei Kniajanski, Paul William Buckley, Barbara Ellen Miebach, Elliott West Shanklin, Paul Edward Howson, David Winfield Woodruff
  • Patent number: 9567516
    Abstract: A process for synthesizing a manganese (Mn4+) doped phosphor includes milling particles of the a phosphor precursor of formula I, and contacting the milled particles with a fluorine-containing oxidizing agent at an elevated temperature Ax[MFy]:Mn4+??(I) wherein A is Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, or a combination thereof; M is Si, Ge, Sn, Ti, Zr, Al, Ga, In, Sc, Hf, Y, La, Nb, Ta, Bi, Gd, or a combination thereof; x is the absolute value of the charge of the [MFy] ion; y is 5, 6 or 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Edward Murphy, Anant Achyut Setlur, Florencio Garcia, Srinivas Prasad Sista
  • Patent number: 9566642
    Abstract: A composite core die includes a reusable core die; and a disposable core die. The disposable core die is in physical communication with the reusable core die and surfaces of communication between the disposable core die and the reusable core die serve as barriers to prevent the leakage of a slurry that is disposed in the composite core die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ching-Pang Lee, Hsin-Pang Wang, Ram Kumar Upadhyay, Paul Richard Myers, Marc Thomas Edgar, Thomas Donald Martyn, Eric Alan Estill
  • Patent number: 9566647
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing system for printing a three-dimensional part is provided. The additive manufacturing system can include a mobile housing defining a front housing section and rear housing section; a photoreceptor drum defining a drum outer surface; a charging electrode positioned to apply electrostatic charge to the photoreceptor drum outer surface; a laterally stationary platform disposed outside the mobile housing adjacent the workpart and having at least one charged transfer electrode; a controller circuit for traversing the mobile housing about the workpart while selectively applying at least one laser diode emission onto the photoreceptor drum to expose a layer definition on the photoreceptor drum outer surface; front and rear microwave emitters disposed inside the mobile housing for fusing the respective metal print layers; and front and rear induction coils disposed inside the mobile housing for heating the workpart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Joshua Tyler Mook, William Thomas Carter
  • Patent number: 9567372
    Abstract: A method of radiostabilizing an oxime ligation or imine formation reaction using aniline is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: GE Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Torgrim Engell, Nigel Osborn
  • Patent number: 9568620
    Abstract: Embodiments of a solid state photomultiplier are provided herein. In some embodiments, a photosensor may include a sensing element; and readout electronics, wherein the sensing element is AC coupled to the readout electronics. In some embodiments, a solid state photomultipler may include a microcell having; a sensing element; and readout electronics, wherein the sensing element is AC coupled to the readout electronics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: JianJun Guo, Sergei Ivanovich Dolinsky, David Leo McDaniel, Jonathan David Short
  • Patent number: 9568198
    Abstract: The combustion device includes a burner, a combustion chamber downstream of the burner, a lance projecting into the burner for fuel and air injection, and a plenum that at least partly houses the burner. The plenum is connected to the inside of the lance to supply an oxidiser to it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Duesing, Andrea Ciani, Adnan Eroglu
  • Patent number: 9568416
    Abstract: A multimode detection system for detecting one or more samples is provided. The detection system comprises an electromagnetic radiation source, a reference arm, and a sample arm comprising a sensing substrate having a plurality of sample fields, wherein the sample fields are configured to receive the one or more samples. The system further comprises a phase difference generator configured to introduce pathlength differences in the reference arm, sample arm, or both, a spatial light modulator operatively coupled to the reference arm, sample arm, or both, wherein the spatial light modulator is configured to modulate incident radiation, resultant radiation, or both in the reference arm, sample arm, or both, and an imaging spectrometer configured to discriminate between two or more spatially separated sample en two or more spatially separated sample fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Sameer Dinkar Vartak, Sandip Maity, Rajesh Veera Venkata Lakshmi Langoju, Abhijit Vishwas Patil
  • Patent number: 9570220
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a cryocooler assembly for cooling a heat load is provided. The cryocooler assembly includes a vacuum vessel surrounding the heat load and a cryocooler at least partially inserted into the vacuum vessel, the cryocooler including a coldhead. The assembly further includes an actuator coupled to the cryocooler. The actuator is configured to translate the cryocooler coldhead into thermal engagement with the heat load and to maintain constant pressure of the coldhead against the heat load to facilitate maintaining thermal engagement with the heat load as the heat load shrinks during a cool down process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ernst Wolfgang Stautner, Kiruba Sivasubramaniam Haran, Ruben Jeevanasan Fair
  • Patent number: 9566404
    Abstract: A medical vaporizer includes a liquid drug reservoir configured to receive and hold a liquid drug. A low power graphical display is configured to intermittently receive power. The low power graphical display is operable to visually present information and maintain the visual presentation of information in the absence of power. A controller is configured to intermittently receive power and upon receiving power the controller operates to determine a status of a medical vaporizer. The controller operates the low power graphical display to present the status of the medical vaporizer as visually presented information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Shawn Thomas Whitman, Michael Eric Jones, Robert Q. Tham
  • Patent number: 9569397
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes a condition based replacement life (CBRL) approval system configured to receive a turbomachinery component data and to approve a turbomachinery component for CBRL based on the turbomachinery component data. The system further includes a CBRL validation system configured to repair the turbomachinery component into a repaired turbomachinery component, wherein the repaired turbomachinery component is configured to operate in a turbomachinery beyond a service time of the turbomachinery component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Christopher Dean Higgins, Thomas Bradley Beddard, David Stephen Muench, Michael Edward Bernard, Patrick Clinton Bowling
  • Patent number: 9568117
    Abstract: An apparatus for actuating a valve includes an actuator with a cap. A plate that engages the inner diameter of the actuator housing is positioned within the actuator housing. A pressure chamber is located within the actuator housing between the plate and cap. A cap seal fluidly seals the pressure chamber between the cap and the actuator housing. The pressure chamber is fluidly sealed at the plate by one of a first plate seal assembly and a second plate seal assembly. The first plate seal assembly is formed by the diaphragm being secured between a seal nut and the plate. The second plate seal assembly is formed by an outer diameter sidewall seal located between the inner diameter of the actuator housing and the outer diameter of the plate and a retainer seal located between an outer diameter of the seal nut and an inner diameter of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: GE OIL & GAS PRESSURE CONTROL LP
    Inventors: Keith M. Adams, Lloyd R. Cheatham, Travis Kyle McEvoy
  • Patent number: 9567907
    Abstract: A method includes receiving image data from a camera coupled to an air intake system of a gas turbine engine. The image data corresponds to an air passage of the air intake system. The method also includes comparing the received image data to reference image data of the air intake system. The method also includes generating an icing notification based at least in part on the comparison when a difference between the received image data and reference image data is greater than an icing threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: General Electrical Company
    Inventor: Talib S. Bhabhrawala
  • Patent number: 9567908
    Abstract: Oil sump seal pressurization apparatus for a turbine engine are disclosed. An example oil sump seal pressurization apparatus may include an oil sump comprising at least one bearing mounted therein; an oil seal operatively disposed between a non-rotating structural member of the sump and the shaft; a generally radially inwardly oriented passage arranged to supply pressurization air to the outward side of the oil seal; a generally radially outwardly oriented pathway arranged to receive at least some of the pressurization air from the passage, the pathway being at least partially defined by a generally radially outwardly extending arm disposed on the shaft, the arm rotating with the shaft; and/or a windage shield at least partially separating the passage and the pathway, the windage shield being operatively mounted to the non-rotating structural member of the sump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Christopher Mark Bordne, Duane Howard Anstead, James John Luz
  • Patent number: 9567913
    Abstract: A system and method for supercharging a combined cycle system includes a forced draft fan providing a variable air flow. At least a first portion of the air flow is directed to a compressor and a second portion of the airflow is diverted to a heat recovery steam generator. A control system controls the airflows provided to the compressor and the heat recovery steam generator. The system allows a combined cycle system to be operated at a desired operating state, balancing cycle efficiency and component life, by controlling the flow of air from the forced draft fan to the compressor and the heat recovery steam generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Sanji Ekanayake, Alston Ilford Scipio, Steven Hartman, Dale J. Davis
  • Patent number: 9568301
    Abstract: A system includes first, second, third and fourth capacitive sensors, each disposed about a longitudinal axis. The first capacitive sensor is disposed along a first axis radial to the longitudinal axis, and the third capacitive sensor is disposed along the first axis opposite the first capacitive sensor. The second capacitive sensor is disposed along a second axis radial to the longitudinal axis, the fourth capacitive sensor is disposed along the second axis opposite the second capacitive sensor, and the second axis is different from the first axis. Each capacitive sensor is configured to transmit a respective signal based at least in part on a position of a rotational component along the respective axis relative to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Dan Tho Lu, Lam Arthur Campbell
  • Patent number: 9567978
    Abstract: A control system for a wind turbine includes a detecting system configured to determine at least one of a rotor load, a wind shear, a wind speed, and a load imbalance due to wind shear. An adjusting system is configured to adjust a shaft moment set point correction value based on at least one of the rotor load, the wind shear, the wind speed, and the load imbalance. A compensating system is configured to compute a shaft moment correction command based on the shaft moment set point correction value output from the adjusting system. A pitch system is configured to adjust a pitch of at least one blade of the wind turbine based on the shaft moment set point correction command, or a yaw system is configured to adjust the yaw position of a rotor based on the shaft moment set point correction command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Monika Marwaha, Brandon Shane Gerber, Jignesh Govindlal Gandhi, Mark Edward Cardinal, Thomas Franklin Perley
  • Patent number: 9568897
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Mert Geveci
  • Patent number: 9570252
    Abstract: A system for operating an on-load tap changer (OLTC) includes a plurality of legs that include mechanical switches. At least one leg switches from a first to a second tap of the OLTC on receipt of a tap change signal. At least one mechanical switch is activated to establish an electrical connection between one of the first and the second tap and a power terminal of the OLTC. Further, the system includes semiconductor switches that are parallel to the mechanical switches and when activated electrically couple one of the first and the second tap and the power terminal. The system includes a processing unit that selectively activates and deactivates the mechanical and semiconductor switches in such a way that electrical contact is maintained between at least one of the taps and the power terminal during the transition of at least one leg from the first tap to the second tap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Piniwan Thiwanka Bandara Wijekoon, Eva-Maria Baerthlein, Simon Herbert Schramm, Stefan Schroeder, Ara Panosyan, Rohit Kumar Gupta
  • Patent number: 9570643
    Abstract: A cooling system for cooling a temperature-dependent power device includes an active cooling device and a controller to generate and transmit a drive signal thereto to selectively activate the device. The controller receives an input from sensors regarding the cooling device power consumption and measured operational parameters of the power equipment—including the power device output power if the device is a power producing device or the power device input power if the device is a power consuming device. The controller generates and transmits a drive signal to the cooling device based on the cooling device power consumption and the measured power device input or output power in order to cause the active cooling device to selectively cool the heat producing power device. A net system power output or total system power input can be maximized/minimized by controlling an amount of convection cooling provided by the cooling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kevin Sean Myers, Andrew Maxwell Peter, Hendrik Pieter Jacobus de Bock, Patrick Hammel Hart
  • Patent number: 9571904
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus to monitor component status in a bioprocessing environment are disclosed and described. Certain examples provide a sensor device for a disposable bioprocessing component. The example sensor device includes a first portion affixed to the component, the first portion configured to provide an identifier associated with the component. The example sensor device also includes a second portion configured to provide a status indication based on a state of the component. The example sensor device is configured to transmit the identifier and status indication to a control computer associated with a bioproces sing platform including the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES AB
    Inventors: Radislav A. Potyrailo, Klaus Gebauer, Kajsa Stridsberg-Friden, Timothy A. Wortley
  • Patent number: 9570909
    Abstract: Devices and methods for the decentralized, coordinated control of the active power losses of an electrical distribution system are provided. For example, a controller may include a network interface and data processing circuitry. The network interface may receive first measurements associated with a segment of an electrical distribution system and transmit a control signal configured to control equipment of the segment of the electrical distribution system. The data processing circuitry may run digital simulations of the segment of the electrical distribution system in various equipment configurations, selecting from among the various equipment configurations an equipment configuration that is expected to cause the active power losses of the segment to approach a desired value. The data processing circuitry then may generate the control signal, which may cause the equipment of the segment of the electrical distribution system to conform to the equipment configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Borka Milosevic, Willem Hendrik Du Toit, Aleksandar Vukojevic
  • Patent number: 9570783
    Abstract: A RF MEMS package includes a MEMS die assembly having a signal line formed on a top surface of a first mounting substrate, the signal line comprising a MEMS device selectively electrically coupling a first portion of the signal line to a second portion of the signal line, and two pairs of ground pads formed on the top surface of the first mounting substrate adjacent respective portions of the signal line. The pairs of ground pads are positioned adjacent respective sides of the MEMS device. A ground assembly is electrically coupled to the pairs of ground pads and includes a second mounting substrate and a ground region formed on a surface of the second mounting substrate. The ground region faces the top surface of the first mounting substrate and is electrically coupled to the pairs of ground pads. A cavity is formed between the ground region and the signal line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Yongjae Lee, Joseph Alfred Iannotti, Christopher Fred Keimel, Christopher James Kapusta
  • Patent number: 9570376
    Abstract: A chip package includes a first substrate having at least one circuit layer formed on a first surface thereof, a first die mounted on a second surface of the first substrate opposite from the first surface, and an interconnection assembly comprising upper and lower conductive layers provided on an insulating substrate, with the upper conductive layer of the interconnection assembly affixed to the second surface of the first substrate and electrically connected to the at least one circuit layer of the first substrate. A second substrate is positioned on a side of the first die opposite from the first substrate so as to position the die between the first and second substrates, the second substrate having at least one circuit layer formed on an outward facing first surface thereof that is electrically connected to at least one of the lower conductive layers of the interconnection assembly and the first die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Arun Virupaksha Gowda, Paul Alan McConnelee, Kevin Matthew Durocher, Scott Smith, Donald Paul Cunningham
  • Patent number: 9572280
    Abstract: A chassis with distributed jet cooling is provided. The chassis includes one or more sidewalls defining a volume configured to substantially surround one or more heat generating components positioned within the volume. The chassis further includes at least one array of fins thermally coupled to a respective one of the one or more sidewalls and at least one synthetic jet assembly comprising a multi-orifice synthetic jet or a number of single orifice synthetic jets disposed on a side of a respective one of the array(s) of fins. The chassis further includes at least one attachment means for attaching a respective one of the at least one synthetic jet assemblies to a respective one of the one or more sidewalls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mehmet Arik, William Dwight Gerstler, Ri Li, Earl Ross Nicewarner, Christina Clyde Schroeder, Benjamin Jon Vander Ploeg, Bryan Patrick Whalen
  • Patent number: 9571495
    Abstract: Systems and methods for authorizing web service requests. In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method includes receiving a web service request having an authorization header and business code, authenticating a Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) token included in the authorization header and constructing a security context based on attributes of the SAML token. The process also includes passing the security context to an authorization interceptor to interact with a policy information point (PIP) and a policy decision point (PDP), receiving a permit response, and then authorizing the web services request. In some implementations, the requested web service is then transmitted to the client computer that requested the web service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Dariush Mario Amiri
  • Patent number: 9571765
    Abstract: An imager including sub-imager pixel arrays having a plurality of four-side buttable imagers distributed on a substrate and an on-chip digitizing readout circuit. Pixel groupings formed from among the plurality of four-side buttable imagers. The readout electronics including a buffer amplifier for each of the pixel groupings and connected to respective outputs of each four-side buttable imager of the pixel grouping. A plurality of shared analog front ends, each shared analog front end connected to respective multiple buffer amplifiers from among the plurality of pixel groupings. An analog-to-digital converter located at a common centroid location relative to the plurality of shared analog front ends, the analog-to-digital converter having a fully addressable input selection to individually select an output from each of the plurality of shared analog front ends. An output of the analog-to-digital converter connected to a trace on a back surface of the wafer substrate by a through-substrate-via.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jianjun Guo, Brian David Yanoff, Jonathan David Short, Biju Jacob
  • Publication number: 20170038074
    Abstract: A pre-film liquid fuel cartridge (20) includes a primary liquid fuel passage (106), a plurality of inner fuel ports (116) and a plurality of outer fuel ports (124) that are in fluid communication with the primary liquid fuel passage. An inner pre-filming surface (142) is defined downstream from the plurality of inner fuel ports. The inner pre-filming surface (142) terminates at a first shear edge (140). An outer pre-filming surface (152) is defined downstream from the plurality of outer fuel ports. The outer pre-filming surface (152) terminates at a second shear edge (154). The first and second shear edges are relatively oriented so that a first pre-filmed liquid fuel sheet exiting the first shear edge intersects with a second pre-filmed liquid fuel sheet exiting the second shear edge, thereby atomizing the first and second pre-filmed liquid fuel sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Geoffrey David Myers, Borys Borysovych Shershnyov, Alexey Yurievich Gerasimov
  • Publication number: 20170038445
    Abstract: A connection system includes a connector electrically connected and fixedly secured to a gradient coil assembly of a magnetic resonance imaging device, a cable block fixedly secured to a magnet of the magnetic resonance imaging device substantially above the connector, and a cable having a first end electrically connected to the cable block and a second end received by the connector and forming an electrical connection between the connector and the cable block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: DEREK ALLAN SEEBER, ANTHONY MANTONE, WILLIAM LOUIS EINZIGER, EDWIN LEGALL, TIMOTHY ELDEN WISE, SHAHED ASHRAF
  • Publication number: 20170037780
    Abstract: A system for augmenting gas turbine power output is disclosed. The system may include a gas turbine engine having a compressor, a combustor, and a turbine. The system also may include a pressurized air tank in communication with the gas turbine engine. Moreover, the system may include an external compressor in communication with the pressurized air tank. The external compressor may be configured to supply compressed air to the pressurized air tank, and the pressurized air tank may be configured to supply compressed air to the gas turbine engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Joseph Phillip Klosinski, Alston Ilford Scipio, Sanji Ekanayake
  • Publication number: 20170035629
    Abstract: A patient transfer device is utilized to transport infant patients between locations within a hospital environment. The patient transfer device includes a center, support section and a pair of side sections that can be moved into contact with each other to surround the infant patient. The first and second side sections each include a handle that can be brought into close proximity to each other and can be grasped by a single hand of a clinician. The patient transfer device includes a heart rate sensor positioned to provide a heart rate measurement of the patient when the patient is received on the patient transfer device. The patient heart rate can be displayed on either an integrated display or wirelessly transmitted to an external display device. In this manner, the heart rate of the infant can be continuously monitored during transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Harry Edward Belsinger, JR., Steven Mitchell Falk, Thomas Charles Underwood, Karen P. Starr
  • Publication number: 20170035371
    Abstract: A method for image acquisition includes selectively concealing and exposing an x-ray source to a target object while the x-ray source travels along a first path, virtually moving an x-ray detector along a second path in a first direction while the x-ray source is exposed to the target object, and virtually moving the x-ray detector along the second path in a second direction generally opposite the first direction while the x-ray source is concealed from the target object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: HENRI SOUCHAY
  • Patent number: 9562439
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michelle Jessica Iduate, Gregory Thomas Foster, David Wayne Weber
  • Patent number: 9561008
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of displaying image in an imaging system is provided. The method comprises steps obtaining an image from an radiation detector, receiving a selection for orientation from a user, mechanically rotating the radiation detector based on the selection for orientation and performing a digital image rotation on the image complementing the mechanical rotation of the radiation detector such that the image is rotated to the orientation selected by the user and displaying the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Antony Kalugumalai Neethimanickam, Ganesh Kumar Mohanur Raghunathan
  • Patent number: 9562436
    Abstract: A manufacturing method includes providing a substrate with an outer surface and at least one interior space, selectively deposited a coating on a portion of the substrate to form a selectively deposited coating having one or more grooves formed therein. The method further includes processing at least a portion of the surface of the selectively deposited coating to plastically deform the selectively deposited coating in the vicinity of the top of a respective groove. An additional coating is applied over at least a portion of the surface of the selectively deposited coating. A component is disclosed and includes a substrate, a selectively deposited coating disposed on at least a portion of the substrate, and defining one or more grooves therein, and an additional coating disposed over the selectively deposited coating. The substrate, the selectively deposited coating and the additional coating defining one or more channels for cooling the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ronald Scott Bunker, Scott Andrew Weaver
  • Patent number: 9562479
    Abstract: A system includes a controller configured to control an operational behavior of a turbine system. The controller includes a droop response system configured to detect one or more operational characteristics of the turbine system as an indication of a frequency variation of an electric power system associated with the turbine system. The droop response system is further configured to generate a response to vary an output of the turbine system in response to the indication of the frequency variation. The controller includes a multivariable droop response correction system configured to determine one or more possible errors associated with the one or more operational characteristics of the turbine system, and to generate a plurality of correction factors to apply to the response generated by the droop response system. The plurality of correction factors is configured to correct the response generated by the droop response system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Yuhui Chen, John Dalton Warren
  • Patent number: 9561015
    Abstract: An ultrasound system comprises a probe for acquiring ultrasound data associated with a patient and a microphone detecting audio. The system further comprises a processor module and a memory. The processor module is configured to receive the ultrasound data from the probe and processes the ultrasound data to form an image file. The processor module is further configured to receive the audio from the microphone and forms a voice recording file based on the received audio. The memory stores the image file and the voice recording file, and the processor module automatically associates the image file and the voice recording file with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Menachem Halmann, David J. Bates
  • Patent number: 9561719
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for delivering power to a hybrid vehicle is disclosed. The apparatus includes an apparatus for delivering power to a hybrid vehicle, the hybrid vehicle including a powertrain having a power take-off coupling, the powertrain including an engine and a transmission. The apparatus includes an electric motor operable to generate a torque, the motor being coupled to transmit a starting torque through the power take-off of the powertrain for starting the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: GE HYBRID TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Mong Ling Lo, Jacek Gromadzki, Nicolas Louis Bouchon, Martin Alexander Strange, Victor Woo
  • Patent number: 9560970
    Abstract: Systems and methods for integration of a PET detector with a CT gantry are provided. One system includes an x-ray computed tomography (CT) gantry having a rotating portion and a stationary portion within a housing, and including a bore volume therethrough. The system also includes an x-ray source and an x-ray detector coupled to the rotating portion. The system further includes a positron emission tomography (PET) detector, wherein the PET detector is coupled to the stationary portion of the CT gantry, such that the PET detector extends at least partially into the CT gantry with at least a portion of the PET detector within the housing of the CT gantry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Timothy Patrick Rose, Michael D. Maki, Chad Allan Smith
  • Patent number: D778189
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bret Worden, Jingjun Zhang, David Petersen
  • Patent number: D778948
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Maccubbin, Andrew Crow, Jared Benson, Andy Gilliland
  • Patent number: D779070
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Stephane Graziani