General Electric Patents

Application number: 20150160164
Abstract: An automatic portable inspection system includes a part holder for holding a component to be inspected and a rotary actuator coupled to the part holder. The system further includes an eddy current probe for scanning the component and providing eddy current signals. The system also includes a self-alignment unit coupled to the eddy current probe and configured to align an axis of the probe substantially perpendicular to a surface of the component and to maintain constant contact with said surface of the component. The system also includes a linear actuator coupled to the self-alignment unit, for providing movement of the eddy current probe along the X, Y and Z axes. A motion control unit is coupled to the rotary actuator and the linear actuator, for controlling the rotary actuator and the linear actuator for moving said probe about the component in accordance with a scan plan.
Type: Application
Filed: December 5, 2013
Issued: June 11, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Yuri Alexeyevich Plotnikov, Daniel John Noonan, John Edward McLeod, JR., Alessio Andolfi, Riccardo Catastini
Application number: 20150162804
Abstract: A rotor is disclosed, which includes a plurality of axially extending slots disposed about the rotor; a plurality of conductors radially stacked within each of the axial slots; and an axially extending subslot at a radially inward end of each of the slots. In each slot, a cooling path is provided, extending radially outward from the subslot. The cooling path includes at least one manifold, each manifold including at least one ingress passage, at least one egress passage axially distanced from the ingress passage, and a plurality of axially extending passages in fluid connection at a first end with one of the at least one ingress passages, and at a second end with one of the at least one egress passages. Each of the plurality of axially extending passages is disposed at a different radial depth in the slot from each other axially extending passage.
Type: Application
Filed: December 5, 2013
Issued: June 11, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Anil Kumar Tolpadi, Christopher Anthony Kaminski, Gustavo Adolfo Ledezma, Rebinth Jose Robin
Application number: 20150157963
Abstract: A filter assembly for use in a natural gas liquefaction system is provided. The filter assembly includes a filter house that includes a first portion, a filter element positioned within the first portion and configured to collect solids entrained in slurry on a surface thereof, and a valve coupled to the first portion. A cleaning system is coupled to the filter house and configured to remove the solids from the surface of said filter element. The valve selectively actuates to facilitate removal of the solids from the surface of the filter element and channeling of the solids from the first portion through the valve.
Type: Application
Filed: December 10, 2013
Issued: June 11, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Vitali Victor Lissianski, Douglas Carl Hofer, Ching-Jen Tang, Irfan Saif Hussaini
Application number: 20150163874
Abstract: Provided is a mechanism for providing a light emitting diode (LED) lighting compatible dimmer. The mechanism includes a detector configured to detect changes in current received from rectified output power and a boost controller responsive to the detecting and providing an operating mode signal to a boost device in accordance therewith. The boost device provides power to a load based upon an operating mode signal including a constant current mode if a current change is detected or enters a power factor control (PFC) mode if the current change is not detected.
Type: Application
Filed: December 11, 2013
Issued: June 11, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventor: Bruce Richard ROBERTS
Application number: 20150159504
Abstract: In accordance with one aspect of the present technique a method includes receiving at least one of a speed and an acceleration of a rotating component in a rotating machine. The method includes determining whether at least one of the speed and the acceleration of the rotating component exceeds a non-trip operating (NTO) space in a speed-acceleration plane, wherein the NTO space is based on a trip overshoot model. The method further includes sending a notification for tripping the rotating machine in response to determining that at least one of the speed and the acceleration of the rotating component exceeds the NTO space.
Type: Application
Filed: December 5, 2013
Issued: June 11, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Matthijs Leonardus Gerardus Boerlage, Frederick William Block, William Forrester Seely
Application number: 20150159559
Abstract: Methods and systems may dispense turbine engine anticorrosive protection. In an embodiment, a method may include determining a condition of a gas turbine engine while the gas turbine engine is online, wherein the condition includes the power output level of the gas turbine engine and applying, based on the condition, an anticorrosion fluid to the gas turbine engine while the gas turbine engine is online.
Type: Application
Filed: December 6, 2013
Issued: June 11, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Alston Ilford Scipio, Sanji Ekanayake, Dale J. Davis, Paul Stephen DiMascio
Application number: 20150159254
Abstract: Coating methods and a coated substrate are provided. The coating method includes providing a component having an aperture formed in a surface thereof, arranging and disposing a hollow member on a portion of the surface to define a hollow space above the aperture corresponding to a shape of the aperture at the surface, applying at least one coating over the surface of the component and the hollow member to form an applied coating having an applied coating thickness, and removing at least a portion of the hollow member to expose the hollow space through the applied coating. The coated substrate includes a component having an aperture formed in a surface thereof, a hollow member arranged and disposed on the surface to define a hollow space above the aperture, and an applied coating over the surface of the component, the hollow space being exposed through the applied coating.
Type: Application
Filed: December 6, 2013
Issued: June 11, 2015
Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: Thomas Robert REID, Paul Stephen DIMASCIO, Jonathan Matthew LOMAS, Cem Murat EMINOGLU
Application number: 20150162811
Abstract: Embodiments of an apparatus for forming insulation for an electrical component are provided herein. In one embodiment an apparatus for forming an insulation for an electrical component may include an actuator to pull an electrical component in a substantially linear direction, wherein the actuator is configured to move the electrical component in at least one direction relative to the substantially linear direction; a material source configured to provide a material to one or more surfaces of the electrical component as the electrical component is moved proximate the material source, wherein the material comprises at least a portion of an insulation; and a plurality of movable dies having inner surfaces disposed such that the material conforms to the one or more surfaces of the electrical component as the electrical component is moved through the plurality of movable dies.
Type: Application
Filed: December 6, 2013
Issued: June 11, 2015
Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: Martin Kin-Fei Lee, Yang Cao
Application number: 20150159557
Abstract: Methods and systems for imparting corrosion resistance to gas turbine engines are disclosed. Existing and/or supplemental piping is connected to existing compressor section air extraction piping and turbine section cooling air piping to supply water and anti-corrosion agents into areas of the gas turbine engine not ordinarily and/or directly accessible by injection of cleaning agents into the bellmouth of the turbine alone and/or repair methods. An anti-corrosion mixture is selectively supplied as an aqueous solution to the compressor and/or the turbine sections of the gas turbine engine to coat the gas turbine engine components therein with a metal passivation coating which mitigates corrosion in the gas turbine engine.
Type: Application
Filed: December 6, 2013
Issued: June 11, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Alston IIford Scipio, Dale Joel Davis, Sanji Ekanayake, Paul Robert Fernandez
Patent number: 9054553
Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are provided for redundant control of parallel inverter installations. In one example, a parallel uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system may include several inverter feed paths and several UPS controllers. The inverter feed paths may supply double-conversion power to a load. The UPS controllers may be communicatively coupled to one another via at least two redundant data busses. The UPS controllers may operate in conjunction with one another to control the plurality of feed paths.
Type: Grant
Filed: January 16, 2012
Issued: June 9, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Silvio Colombi, Lorenzo Giuntini, Andrea Delmuè, Ivan Saporiti
Patent number: 9052350
Abstract: A system configured to monitor an operating electrical device includes a testing channel coupled to the device. The device is coupled to an electric power source through at least one electric power transmission channel. The power source is configured to transmit electric power at a first frequency. The testing channel is coupled to the power transmission channel. The system also includes a signal generator coupled to the testing channel. The signal generator is configured to inject testing signals into the testing channel at a second frequency that is greater than the first frequency. The system further includes at least one apparatus magnetically coupled to the power transmission channel. The magnetically coupled apparatus is configured to present a first impedance to the electric power at the first frequency and present a second impedance to the test signals at the second frequency. The second impedance is greater than the first impedance.
Type: Grant
Filed: July 31, 2012
Issued: June 9, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Prabhakar Neti, Pinjia Zhang, Manoj Ramprasad Shah
Patent number: 9051842
Abstract: A system includes a turbine blade, which includes at least one cooling slot configured to convey a coolant in a flow direction from an interior to an exterior of the turbine blade. The cooling slot includes an entrance coupled to the interior and a converging section downstream from the entrance. The converging section includes a first cross-sectional area that decreases in the flow direction. The cooling slot also includes an exit disposed along a trailing edge of the turbine blade.
Type: Grant
Filed: January 5, 2012
Issued: June 9, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Aaron Ezekiel Smith, Christopher Michael Penny
Patent number: 9054574
Abstract: A method determines the value of a characteristic quantity (U1dc, U2dc) of a system for powering a load which includes M DC-DC converters, connected in series to the terminals of the load and at the output of a DC current power supply, and at least one storage capacitor and includes the measurement of a plurality of values of a first characteristic quantity (Ic) with a first high resolution, the measurement with a low resolution of a value of a second characteristic quantity (U1dc, U2dc), and a determination with a second high resolution of a value of the second characteristic quantity (U1dc, U2dc) from the plurality of values measured with the first high resolution of the first characteristic quantity (Ic) and from the value with the low resolution of the second characteristic quantity (U1dc, U2dc). The first and second high resolutions are at least 10 times greater than the low resolution.
Type: Grant
Filed: March 23, 2011
Issued: June 9, 2015
Assignee: GE Energy Power Conversion Technology Ltd.
Inventors: Bernard Gollentz, Régis Peron, Daniel Girod
Patent number: 9051676
Abstract: An apparatus for delivering additive into a clothes basket and cleaning remaining additive from an additive container are provided. The apparatus includes a clothes basket rotatable about an axis, a motor coupled to the clothes basket, a Venturi component, an additive container connected to a vacuum area of the Venturi component through a U-tube, a water inlet connected to the Venturi component through an inlet hose, an outlet hose connecting the Venturi component to the clothes basket, a valve controlling flow of water into the inlet hose, a valve controlling flow of water into the additive container, and a processor coupled to the motor and the valves, the processor being operative to manipulate the valve controlling flow of water into the inlet hose and the valve controlling flow of water into the additive container to deliver additive into the clothes basket and to clean remaining additive from the additive container.
Type: Grant
Filed: March 30, 2011
Issued: June 9, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Alexander Leibman, Alaknanda Acharya, Paul Owen Davis, Jerrod Aaron Kappler, Christopher Omalley
Patent number: 9052112
Abstract: A combustor includes an end cap. The end cap includes a first surface and a second surface downstream from the first surface, a shroud that circumferentially surrounds at least a portion of the first and second surfaces, a plate that extends radially within the shroud, a plurality of tubes that extend through the plate and the first and second surfaces, and a first purge port that extends through one or more of the plurality of tubes, wherein the purge port is axially aligned with the plate.
Type: Grant
Filed: February 27, 2012
Issued: June 9, 2015
Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: Jonathan Dwight Berry, Michael John Hughes
Patent number: 9050479
Abstract: The present application concerns a module for a device generating at least one water curtain aimed at confining an area of space or for a cooling tower, including at least one water supply, at least one convergence zone mounted downstream of the holding zone, and at least one nozzle mounted downstream of the convergence zone and made of two parallel walls in equal length to the module and separated by a distance defining the thickness of the water curtain. The application also concerns a device generating at least one water curtain including a module previously defined.
Type: Grant
Filed: June 19, 2012
Issued: June 9, 2015
Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventor: Cyril Damet
Patent number: 9051845
Abstract: A turbomachine system includes a turbomachine that includes a rotor that includes a rotational axis, a first rotating segment having a first mating axial mount coupled to a first axial mount of the rotor in a first installed position and a first pin configured to insert into a first inserted position in both a first slot in the rotor and a first mating slot in the first rotating segment. The first pin in the first inserted position is configured to block axial movement of the first mating axial mount relative to the first axial mount. The turbomachine also includes a second rotating segment having a second mating axial mount coupled to a second axial mount of the rotor in a second installed position. The second rotating segment in the second installed position is configured to block removal of the first pin.
Type: Grant
Filed: January 5, 2012
Issued: June 9, 2015
Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: Harish Bommanakatte, Sheo Narain Giri, David Randolph Spracher, Zachary James Taylor, Ryan Zane Ziegler
Patent number: 9053901
Abstract: An x-ray system includes x-ray tube containing a cathode which supplies electrons and an anode which can be maintained at high positive electrical potential to the cathode and has a target area which is impacted by electrons from the cathode when the positive potential is maintained generating x-rays. The x-ray tube is enclosed in a radiation resistant casing. The radiation resistant casing has a window which allows some of the x-rays generated at the target area to exit the system. The window has a vapor deposited layer of a filtering metal of sufficient thickness to effectively condition the x-rays passing through the window and located to intercept the x-rays passing through the window.
Type: Grant
Filed: December 21, 2012
Issued: June 9, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Michael John Danyluk, William John Schaefer
Patent number: 9053468
Abstract: A condition assessment system for use in monitoring the operation of at least one of a plurality of units included within a fleet of substantially similar units is described. The system includes an input device configured to receive a selection of at least one source of data related to the operation of at least one of the plurality of units. The system also includes at least one sensor associated with the at least one source of data and configured to sense data related to the operation of at least one of the plurality of units. The system also includes a condition assessment device configured to receive data from the at least one sensor, sample data associated with at least one data parameter from the received data, and generate a baseline parametric curve from the data associated with the at least one sampled data parameter.
Type: Grant
Filed: April 7, 2011
Issued: June 9, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Leon Ericson Haynes, Charles Edgar Tackett
Patent number: 9052115
Abstract: A system for supplying a working fluid to a combustor includes a fuel nozzle, a combustion chamber downstream from the fuel nozzle, and a flow sleeve that circumferentially surrounds the combustion chamber. Injectors circumferentially arranged around the flow sleeve provide fluid communication through the flow sleeve and into the combustion chamber. A valve upstream from the injectors has a first position that permits working fluid flow to the injectors and a second position that prevents working fluid flow to the injectors. A method for supplying a working fluid to a combustor includes flowing a working fluid through a combustion chamber, diverting a portion of the working fluid through injectors circumferentially arranged around the combustion chamber, and operating a valve upstream from the injectors to control the working fluid flow through the injectors.
Type: Grant
Filed: April 25, 2012
Issued: June 9, 2015
Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: Lucas John Stoia, Bryan Wesley Romig, Thomas Edward Johnson, Christian Xavier Stevenson
Patent number: 9053888
Abstract: A molded case circuit breaker is provided. The molded case circuit breaker includes a molded base defining at least one cavity and a tie bar coupled to the molded base and extending across the cavity. The tie bar is configured to reduce fracture and separation of the molded base during a high pressure event.
Type: Grant
Filed: July 10, 2012
Issued: June 9, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Samuel Stephen Kim, Jonathan Rich Doncet, Yatin Vilas Newase, Girish Hassan Mruthunjaya
Patent number: 9052113
Abstract: A combustor nozzle includes a downstream surface having an axial centerline. A plurality of passages through the downstream surface provide fluid communication through the downstream surface, and a downstream section of each passage has at least one of a frusto-conical or frusto-spherical shape. A method for modifying a combustor nozzle includes machining a downstream side of a body to remove a recast surface in a plurality of passages that provide fluid communication through the body. The method may further include machining a downstream section in each passage to form at least one of a frusto-conical or frusto-spherical surface in each passage proximate to the downstream side of the body.
Type: Grant
Filed: June 6, 2011
Issued: June 9, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Scott Robert Simmons, Patrick Benedict Melton, Russell DeForest, Donald Mark Bailey
Patent number: 9054535
Abstract: A charging device for charging an energy storage device is described. The charging device includes a memory for storing a plurality of state machines and a processing device coupled to the memory. The processing device is configured to select a state machine of the plurality of state machines and to operate the charging device in accordance with the selected state machine.
Type: Grant
Filed: August 20, 2012
Issued: June 9, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Cecilia Maria Thomas, John Kenneth Hooker, Scott Jeffrey Hall, Shawn Alan Morgan
Patent number: 9052708
Abstract: The embodiments described herein include a system and a method. In one embodiment, a system includes a commissioning system configured to operatively couple a field device to a control system. The system further includes a decommissioning system configured to operatively uncouple the field device from the control system. The system additionally includes a graphical user interface (GUI) configured to use the commissioning system, the decommissioning system, or a combination thereof, to operatively couple the field device to the control system, operatively uncouple the field device to the control system, or a combination thereof, by using a plurality of field device states comprising a mismatched state and a commissioned state, wherein the commissioning system is configured to transition the field device from the mismatched state into the commissioned state if the field device is determined to be in the mismatched state.
Type: Grant
Filed: September 5, 2012
Issued: June 9, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Guruprasad Karkala Vishwanath, Pradyumna Ojha, Abhik Banerjee
Patent number: 9051880
Abstract: A system includes a cooler configured to cool a first gas portion of a compressed gas fuel and discharge a cooled fluid. The cooled fluid comprises a cooled gas portion and a cooled liquid portion. The system also includes a separator configured to separate the cooled fluid into the cooled gas portion and the cooled liquid portion and a mixing tank configured to mix a second gas portion of the compressed gas fuel with the cooled gas portion in direct contact with one another to produce a superheated gas fuel. The superheated gas fuel comprises a degree of superheat above a lower threshold for a combustion system.
Type: Grant
Filed: September 19, 2011
Issued: June 9, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Wenjie Wu, Ping Yu, Yuan Tian, Zhiyong Chen
Patent number: 9053219
Abstract: A patient monitoring system is disclosed herein. The patient monitoring system includes a processor configured to receive CDS search data, and to identify relevant CDS options based on the search data. The patient monitoring system also includes a display operatively connected to the processor. The display is configured to convey the relevant CDS options.
Type: Grant
Filed: September 14, 2012
Issued: June 9, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventor: Carl Claude Davis
Patent number: 9050769
Abstract: A pre-form CMC cavity and method of forming pre-form CMC cavity for a ceramic matrix component includes providing a mandrel, applying a base ply to the mandrel, laying-up at least one CMC ply on the base ply, removing the mandrel, and densifying the base ply and the at least one CMC ply. The remaining densified base ply and at least one CMC ply form a ceramic matrix component having a desired geometry and a cavity formed therein. Also provided is a method of forming a CMC component.
Type: Grant
Filed: April 13, 2012
Issued: June 9, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Philip Harold Monaghan, John McConnell Delvaux, Glenn Curtis Taxacher
Patent number: 9054619
Abstract: Systems and methods for black starting a power grid are described. A battery-powered configuration including, but not limited to, a motor, drive, and batteries can be coupled to a condenser which is coupled to a power grid. The drive can draw power from the batteries and use the power to accelerate the motor. As the motor accelerates, the condenser can accelerate by virtue of a shaft coupling the motor to the condenser. Upon the condenser reaching a certain speed or operational capacity, an inverter can de-block from a power distribution line and allow power to enter the power grid. In certain embodiments, a control device such as a circuit or computing device can be used to facilitate the black start of the power grid.
Type: Grant
Filed: February 29, 2012
Issued: June 9, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventor: Paul E. Marken
Patent number: 9050894
Abstract: A method for a vehicle having plural electric motors includes generating motor electrical signatures for the motors. The motor electrical signatures represent one or more characteristics of electrical energy that is supplied to the motors. The method also includes identifying one or more fault measures of each of the motor electrical signatures. The fault measures are indicative of mechanical characteristics of the motors. The method further includes comparing the one or more fault measures of each motor with the one or more fault measures of the other motors in the same vehicle and predicting an impending mechanical failure of one or more of the motors based on comparing the fault measures of the motors.
Type: Grant
Filed: July 6, 2011
Issued: June 9, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Arijit Banerjee, Rupam Mukherjee, Ajith Kumar, Somakumar Ramachandrapanicker, Srilatha Boyanapally, Mohan Kumar Katta
Patent number: 9052263
Abstract: A method is provided for selectively detecting the presence and concentration of at least four analytes in a mixture. In certain embodiments, the method comprises contacting a single sensor with the mixture of analytes, wherein the sensor comprises at least one resonant sensor circuit comprising a sensing material that comprises at least two material properties that change in the presence of four or more analytes in their mixtures, and generating a multivariate sensor response pattern. The methods disclosed herein further optionally comprise performing analyte classification and analyte quantitation. Methods for selectively detecting the concentration of at least one analyte in a mixture further comprising at least one interference are also described in the instant application.
Type: Grant
Filed: May 31, 2012
Issued: June 9, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Radislav Alexandrovich Potyrailo, Matthew Damian Pietrzykowski, Yongjae Lee
Patent number: 9052809
Abstract: Systems and methods for clinical event processing with situational awareness to dynamically facilitate a clinician's workflow are provided. An example clinical event processing and situational awareness system includes a clinical event processor including a clinical event processing engine and a routing engine to receive information regarding a clinical event from an event source and to process the information regarding the clinical event to determine a clinical situation based on the clinical event. The system also includes an event handler to enrich the processed information regarding the clinical event by adding a clinical context to the processed information from a data source. The system further includes a dispatcher to notify a user and launch an anticipated application for the user to facilitate a situational aware clinical workflow based on the enriched, processed information regarding the clinical event.
Type: Grant
Filed: May 26, 2010
Issued: June 9, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventor: Guy Robert Vesto
Patent number: 9054338
Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include organic light emitting diode (OLED) devices having hollow objects configured to scatter otherwise trapped light out of the device, thereby improving the performance of the device. The hollow objects are dispersed in one or more organic layers of the OLED device. The hollow objects may have a similar refractive index to that of air, such that visible light emitted by the emissive layer may contact the hollow objects in the OLED device and may be scattered out of the device. In some embodiments, the hollow objects may be spherical or tubular, and may be sized to be larger than the visible light wavelength spectrum.
Type: Grant
Filed: September 30, 2011
Issued: June 9, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Christian Maria Anton Heller, Matthew David Butts, Joseph John Shiang, Jie Jerry Liu, Kevin Henry Janora
Patent number: 9052061
Abstract: A grease tool lubricates a valve having an actuator assembly for moving a valve element of the valve. The tool has a housing with a piston carried in a bore. The housing is open for inserting and sealing a portion of the actuator assembly into the bore. A fill port in the housing allows grease to be introduced into the bore. A piston rod joins the piston and has external threads engaging internal threads of the housing, so that rotating the piston rod causes the piston to move axially. A lever is mounted to the housing for imparting rotation to the housing. A lock pin extends through a side wall of the housing to engage the actuator assembly to cause the actuator assembly to rotate in unison with the housing.
Type: Grant
Filed: November 8, 2012
Issued: June 9, 2015
Assignee: GE Oil & Gas Pressure Control LP
Inventors: Henry He, Scott Thistle, Christina L. Shannon
Patent number: 9051843
Abstract: A turbine blade includes an airfoil portion including a suction side having a suction side contour, a pressure side having a pressure side contour, a leading edge, a trailing edge and a tip portion, and a squeeler pocket formed in the tip portion. The squeeler pocket includes a first side wall and a second side wall. The first side wall includes a first internal surface having a first substantially continuous curvilinear profile and the second side wall includes a second internal surface having a second substantially continuous curvilinear profile. A bleed passage extends from the squeeler pocket towards the trailing edge. The first and second side walls are configured to deliver a substantially unobstructed fluid flow from the squeeler pocket to the bleed passage and limit the fluid flow spillage onto one of the pressure side and the suction side.
Type: Grant
Filed: October 28, 2011
Issued: June 9, 2015
Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: Alexander Stein, Bradley Taylor Boyer, Sylvain Pierre
Patent number: 9053845
Abstract: A transformer, such as a current sense transformer, in which conductive traces disposed within a printed circuit board serve as the primary winding of the transformer. The transformer also includes a secondary winding, for example wound around a hollow pin of a bobbin, through which a leg of a magnetic core is disposed. The magnetic core leg, and in some embodiments also all or a part of the secondary winding, is inserted into a through-hole in the printed circuit board that is surrounded by the primary winding traces.
Type: Grant
Filed: March 15, 2013
Issued: June 9, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Robert J. Catalano, David Stevens
Patent number: 9054513
Abstract: A circuit protection device includes an adjustment device configured to provide a selected voltage, a memory configured to store a selector, and a processor coupled to the memory and to the adjustment device. The processor is configured to receive the selector from the memory, select an operational parameter of the circuit protection device based on the selector, receive a voltage value representative of a selected voltage provided by the adjustment device, and set the selected operational parameter to a parameter value based on the voltage value received.
Type: Grant
Filed: October 17, 2012
Issued: June 9, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventor: John James Dougherty
Application number: 20150152881
Abstract: A nacelle for a wind turbine includes a cover defining an internal volume. The cover extends along a longitudinal direction, and the cover has a predefined length, a predefined width and a predefined height. The cover has multiple sections configured to be fastened together to form the cover. The multiple sections are configured to fasten to one or more longitudinal extension sections. The longitudinal extension sections are configured to fasten to the cover and extend a longitudinal length of the cover to a second length. The second length is greater than the predefined length.
Type: Application
Filed: December 3, 2013
Issued: June 4, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Suresh Srinivasamurthy Tirumalai, Kenneth Bradley Leland
Application number: 20150152541
Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure relate to a nozzle insert which may be used with a thermal spray gun apparatus. A nozzle insert according to the disclosure may include a body having an outer surface, the outer surface of the body being configured to circumferentially contact and transfer heat to an inner face of a thermal spray gun nozzle of a thermal spray gun. The body of the nozzle insert may be removed from the thermal spray gun nozzle without disassembling the thermal spray gun, and includes an axial passage configured to communicate a plasma discharge from the nozzle insert. A thermal spray gun apparatus and a thermal spray gun system including the nozzle insert are also disclosed.
Type: Application
Filed: December 2, 2013
Issued: June 4, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Donald Joseph Baldwin, Joseph Garfield Albanese, Joshua Lee Margolies
Application number: 20150151291
Abstract: Disclosed herein is a catalytic composition comprising a first catalyst composition portion that comprises a zeolite; and a second catalyst composition portion that comprises a catalytic metal disposed upon a porous inorganic substrate; the first catalyst composition portion and the second catalyst composition portion being in an intimate mixture.
Type: Application
Filed: November 24, 2014
Issued: June 4, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Dan Hancu, Whisenhunt Wayne Donald, JR., Winkler Hale Benjamin, Wood Rue Benjamin, Keshavan Hrishikesh
Application number: 20150150512
Abstract: A method for noise information management is provided including obtaining, via at least one physiological sensor, physiological information of a patient, and obtaining, via a noise acquisition unit, noise information corresponding to noise occurring during collection of the physiological information. The method also includes recording the physiological information on at least one physiological recording channel and recording the noise information on at least one noise recording channel at a sample rate corresponding to a rate used to record the physiological information. Also, the method includes associating the noise information with environmental information corresponding to at least one of a time or location at which the physiological information was acquired from the patient to provide a case noise profile. Further, the method includes storing the case noise profile as part of an archive containing plural case noise profiles.
Type: Application
Filed: December 3, 2013
Issued: June 4, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Adrian Warner, Dan Schneidewend, Claudio Mejia, Vivek Sachdev
Application number: 20150152839
Abstract: A spar assembly for a rotor blade of a wind turbine is disclosed. The spar assembly includes a first spar cap segment and a second spar cap segment. The first spar cap segment is configured on an interior surface of a first blade segment and the second spar cap segment is configured on an interior surface of a second blade segment. Each spar cap segment includes an end having a joint section that is joinable at a chord-wise joint. Each of the first and second joint sections includes a plurality of holes formed therein. Further, the spar assembly includes a plurality of pins inserted into the plurality of holes of the first and second joint sections to join the first and second blade segments so as to improve stiffness of the rotor blade.
Type: Application
Filed: December 4, 2013
Issued: June 4, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Bruce Clark Busbey, Edward McBeth Stewart
Application number: 20150153093
Abstract: Refrigerator appliances are provided. A refrigerator appliance includes a cabinet defining a fresh food chamber and a freezer chamber. The refrigerator appliance further includes a fresh food door rotatably hinged to the cabinet for accessing the fresh food chamber, the door comprising an inner surface, an outer surface and a side surface extending between the inner surface and the outer surface. The refrigerator appliance further includes a freezer door connected to the cabinet for accessing the freezer chamber. The refrigerator appliance further includes a mullion, the mullion comprising an outer surface, and a fan mounted within one of the mullion, the fresh food door, or the freezer door, the fan configured to flow ambient air across the mullion.
Type: Application
Filed: December 4, 2013
Issued: June 4, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventor: Brent Alden Junge
Application number: 20150150462
Abstract: A photoacoustic transducer assembly for imaging a subject of interest is presented. Furthermore, the photoacoustic transducer assembly includes a substrate. In addition, the photoacoustic transducer assembly includes a first plurality of source elements disposed on one or more sides of the substrate, wherein the first plurality of source elements is arranged along a periphery of the one or more sides of the substrate and configured to irradiate a region of interest in the subject of interest. Moreover, the photoacoustic transducer assembly also includes a plurality of detector elements disposed on the one or more sides of the substrate, wherein the plurality of detector elements is surrounded by the first plurality of source elements and configured to detect one or more signals generated by the region of interest in response to the irradiation.
Type: Application
Filed: December 3, 2013
Issued: June 4, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventor: Mengli Wang
Application number: 20150152838
Abstract: A wind turbine blade is presented. The blade includes an upper shell member having a spar cap disposed on an internal surface of the upper shell, and a lower shell member having a spar cap disposed on an internal surface of the lower shell. The spar cap of the upper shell member, the spar cap of the lower shell member or both the spar caps include at least one cavity structure along a longitudinal length of the blade. A shear web extends between the spar caps along the longitudinal length of the blade, with a transverse end of the shear web positioned in a cavity of the at least one cavity structure, wherein a ratio of a width of the shear web to a bond thickness of the shear web with a side wall of the cavity structure is between about 1:1 and about 15:1.
Type: Application
Filed: December 2, 2013
Issued: June 4, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Thomas Merzhaeuser, Bart Jan Veldkamp
Application number: 20150153045
Abstract: A premixer assembly for mixing air and fuel for combustion includes a plurality of tubes disposed at a head end of a combustor assembly. Also included is a tube of the plurality of tubes, the tube including an inlet end and an outlet end.
Type: Application
Filed: December 2, 2013
Issued: June 4, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: William David York, Thomas Edward Johnson, Christopher Paul Keener
Application number: 20150153074
Abstract: A heat exchanging device is presented. The heat exchanging device includes an inlet header configured to receive a working fluid. Further, the heat exchanging device includes at least one coil segment having a first end and a second end, where the first end of the at least one coil segment is coupled to the inlet header and configured to receive the working fluid from the inlet header. In addition, the heat exchanging device includes an outlet header coupled to the second end of the at least one coil segment and configured to receive the working fluid from the at least one coil segment. Also, the heat exchanging device includes at least one propeller disposed proximate to the at least one coil segment and configured to propel subsea water across the at least one coil segment to control a temperature of the working fluid in the outlet header.
Type: Application
Filed: December 3, 2013
Issued: June 4, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: William Joseph Antel, JR., Odd Marius Rosvold, Ove Saele
Application number: 20150153099
Abstract: Shelf assemblies, methods for assembling shelf assemblies, and refrigerator appliances are provided. A shelf assembly includes a fixed shelf, the fixed shelf including a pair of guides that each extend along a lateral direction. The shelf assembly further includes a movable shelf slidably mounted to the fixed shelf, the movable shelf including a pair of guides that each extend along the lateral direction. In an extended position, the pair of guides of the movable shelf cantilever from the pair of guides of the fixed shelf.
Type: Application
Filed: December 4, 2013
Issued: June 4, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Jonathan Ian Nash, Edward Arul Sureshkumar Mathuram
Application number: 20150156920
Abstract: A radiation detecting apparatus is provided. The radiation detecting apparatus includes a plurality of detector modules arranged in a channel direction, each detector module including a plurality of detecting elements arranged in matrix form in the channel direction and a slice direction, and a heat radiating unit thermally coupled to the detecting elements and provided on an X-ray outgoing side of the detecting elements, a wind blowing unit configured to send wind to the heat radiating units of the detector modules in the slice direction, first wind shielding portions provided on a radiation outgoing side of the heat radiating units and configured to shield the wind in a radiation irradiating direction, and second wind shielding portions provided on a radiation incoming side of the heat radiating units and configured to shield the wind in the radiation irradiating direction.
Type: Application
Filed: November 26, 2014
Issued: June 4, 2015
Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: Kotatsu Kawaguchi, Joseph James Lacey, Richard Paul Vandeweghe
Patent number: D731554
Type: Grant
Filed: April 3, 2014
Issued: June 9, 2015
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Praveen Turuvekere Gurudatt, Raghavendra Kalingeri
Patent number: D731619
Type: Grant
Filed: May 9, 2014
Issued: June 9, 2015
Assignee: GE Healthcare UK Limited
Inventors: Michael John Smith, Aidan Paul Vaughan, Christopher Burrows
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