General Electric Patents

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  • Publication number: 20160194476
    Abstract: There is set forth herein a silicon-based patch formulation comprising about 25 to 66 percent by volume of a solvent; about 4 to 10 percent by volume of a silicon-comprising binding material; and about 30 to 65 percent by volume of a patching material, the patching material comprising particles having one or more non-actinide Group IIIA elements, wherein a molar ratio of the one or more non-actinide Group IIIA elements to silicon within the patch formulation is about 0.95 to 1.25.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Don Mark LIPKIN, Nicholas Edward ANTOLINO, David POERSCHKE, Kevin Paul MCEVOY
  • Patent number: 9380992
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for estimating velocity of flow within an ultrasound dataset. A sample volume gate is defined on a two-dimensional (2D) image. The 2D image is based on an ultrasonic dataset. Spectral Doppler velocity estimates of flow are detected within the sample volume gate in first and second dimensions that are orthogonal with respect to each other. A true velocity estimate of the flow within the sample volume gate is determined based on the Doppler velocity estimates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Anne Lindsay Hall, Todor Sheljaskow
  • Patent number: 9380991
    Abstract: A computerized tomography (CT) method and CT system. The method comprises projecting a beam from a radiation source within a display field of view (DFOV) toward a subject to be imaged; receiving, at a detector, the projected beam to collect projection data; determining whether in the projection a truncation occurs in which the subject exceeds the DFOV; and recording a truncated location of the projection if truncation occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Xueli Wang, Zhenhua Xu, Yanling Qu, Ximiao Cao
  • Patent number: 9381602
    Abstract: Various embodiments include apparatuses adapted to displace turbomachine components from a location within a turbomachine. In some embodiments apparatuses for displacing a turbine bucket from a turbomachine wheel slot include a body having at least two contacting portions for contacting the turbomachine wheel, a linear actuator coupled to the body, and an engagement arm for engaging the turbine bucket, the engagement arm coupled to the linear actuator and adapted to be actuated in a first axial direction by the linear actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Bradford Holmes, James Robert Hollis, David Randolph Spracher, Wayne David Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9381462
    Abstract: A system for reducing emissions includes a gas production source that produces nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, hydrogen sulfide, sulfuric acid, nitric acid, formaldehyde, benzene, metal oxides, or volatile organic compound emissions. An exhaust plenum is downstream from the gas production source, and structure for dispersing a solvent is in the exhaust plenum. A collection tank is in fluid communication with the exhaust plenum to receive the solvent from the exhaust plenum, and a heat source is in the exhaust plenum downstream from the structure for dispersing the solvent. A method for reducing emissions from a gas production source includes flowing exhaust gases through an exhaust plenum, dispersing a solvent through a nozzle in the exhaust plenum, collecting the dispersed solvent in a collection tank, and heating the exhaust gases flowing through the exhaust plenum downstream from the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Robert Thomas Thatcher, Gilbert Otto Kraemer, Andrew Mitchell Rodwell, Brett Matthew Thompson
  • Patent number: 9381681
    Abstract: A method of preparing a mold to form an article is provided. In one embodiment, the method includes preparing a quantity of fluid including lightweight oil, submerging the mold in the quantity of fluid such that the fluid at least partially enters internal cavities of the mold, and filling asperities defined in walls of the mold. The filling includes creating a negative pressure in the mold while submerged in the quantity of fluid, and removing substantially all air from the internal cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: John Thomas Leman
  • Patent number: 9381566
    Abstract: The disclosure relates generally to core compositions and methods of molding and the articles so molded. More specifically, the disclosure relates to core compositions and methods for casting hollow titanium-containing articles, and the hollow titanium-containing articles so molded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bernard Patrick Bewlay, Joan McKiever, Brian Michael Ellis, Nicholas Vincent McLasky
  • Patent number: 9382135
    Abstract: In a desalination system, water is treated, for example by reverse osmosis, to produce desalinated product water and a reject stream. Salt from the reject stream is transferred to a flow of low salinity wastewater, such as effluent from a municipal wastewater treatment plant. For example, the reject stream may be fed to the high salinity cell in an electrodialysis (ED) unit. The adjacent low salinity cell receives the low salinity wastewater. The high salinity and low salinity cells are separated by ion exchange membranes. The salty wastewater is discharged, for example to the ocean. The salt-reduced reject stream is treated to extract more product water from it, for example by recycling it to the feed water. Less feed water is needed to produce a given volume of product water. If a thermal desalination unit is combined with divalent ion selective ion exchange membranes, then scaling is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Neil Edwin Moe, John Barber
  • Patent number: 9382534
    Abstract: Lentiviral vectors, plates, kits and methods are provided that permit improved efficiency for selection of a promoter sequence for use in a lentiviral application. Through various embodiments of the present invention, a researcher may first evaluate and then choose in a modular fashion, a vector comprising a promoter that is effective for expression in a particular cell line or type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: GE Healthcare Dharmacon, Inc.
    Inventor: John Wakefield
  • Patent number: 9381446
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to systems for deaerating a stream of slag sump water produced by a gasifier. For example, in one embodiment, a system includes a flash vessel having a first inlet configured to introduce a first fluid into the flash vessel, wherein the flash vessel is configured to flash the first fluid to produce a first flash gas, a second inlet configured to introduce a stream from slag sump into the flash vessel, wherein the stream from slag sump comprises a mixture of a gasification fine slag, dissolved oxygen (O2), and water. A gas-liquid contactor in the flash vessel is configured to contact the stream from slag sump with the first flash gas to enable the first flash gas to deaerate the stream from slag sump. A first outlet of the vessel is configured to output an overhead discharge comprising the first flash gas and oxygen from the stream from slag sump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Rupinder Singh Benipal, George Morris Gulko, John Saunders Stevenson, Srikanth Konda, Vishal Rugnathbhai Brahmbhatt
  • Patent number: 9382802
    Abstract: A compressor rotor is provided having a rotor blade groove thereon and also includes a device for cooling the rotor in the region of a compressor rotor exit. Efficient cooling is achieved by the compressor rotor, in a compressor rotor exit region, having a ring which is pushed concentrically, and at a distance, forming a gap, over a rotor disk of the rotor, and is fastened on the disk, by the rotor blades, in the compressor rotor exit region, being inserted into corresponding grooves on the ring and being retained there, by first means for directing an axial flow of cooling medium from the compressor rotor exit through the ring, and by second means for deflecting the cooling medium which issues from the ring such that the cooling medium flows back in the axial direction through the gap between the ring and the rotor disk, encompassed by the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Dombek, Mauro Corradi
  • Patent number: 9382577
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device (10) for collecting a biological sample, the device comprising an elongate handle (40) extending generally along a handle axis, and a sample collecting head (20) removably supported or supportable on the handle, the head being formed from a porous folded planar or sheet material, optionally including a plurality of arms (22-28 FIG. 2) each extending away from the handle axis in a different direction. An ejection handle is provided. Disclosed also is an efficient method for extracting DNA information from the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: GE HEALTHCARE UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Samantha Jane Ogden, Leonard J. Goren
  • Patent number: 9382801
    Abstract: A method of removing a bucket from a turbomachine rotor wheel includes exposing a base portion of the bucket, positioning a pulling device radially outwardly of the base portion, connecting the base portion of the bucket to the pulling device through a linking rod, exerting an axially outwardly directed force on the linking rod through the pulling device, and removing the base portion from the rotor wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Paul James Cassidy, Engelbert John Paauwe, Michael James Tessier
  • Patent number: 9382843
    Abstract: A flow balancing ventilation system includes a ventilation inlet for receiving an airflow, the ventilation inlet having a cavity defined by an outer wall. Also included is a plurality of ventilation ducts each having a first end and a second end, the first end of each of the plurality of ventilation ducts disposed in operable communication with the ventilation inlet for receiving the airflow, the second end of each of the plurality of ventilation ducts disposed at least partially within an enclosure. Further included is at least one vane disposed within the cavity of the ventilation inlet for manipulating the airflow proximate the first end of each of the plurality of ventilation ducts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Rajesh Prabhakaran Saraswathi, Venkateswara Rao Akana, Len Alan Wolf
  • Patent number: 9382804
    Abstract: A cooled blade is disclosed for a gas turbine that includes a radially extending aerofoil with a leading edge, a trailing edge, a suction side and a pressure side, and wherein a lip overhang is provided on the suction side of the trailing edge The blade also includes a plurality of radial internal flow channels connected via flow bends to form a multi-pass serpentine for a coolant flow, whereby a trailing edge ejection region is provided for cooling the trailing edge, the trailing edge ejection region comprising a trailing edge passage of the multi-pass serpentine running essentially parallel to the trailing edge and being connected over its entire length with a pressure side bleed. An optimized cooling is achieved by also determining the cooling flow from the trailing edge passage to the pressure side bleed by means of a staggered field of pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Helen Marie Saxer-Felici, Shailendra Naik, Martin Schnieder
  • Patent number: 9382810
    Abstract: A system for removing heat from a gas turbine generally includes a plurality of stationary nozzles arranged in an annular array within the gas turbine. Each of the plurality of stationary nozzles may include a radially outer platform and a radially extending cooling passage. The radially extending cooling passage may have an inlet that extends generally axially and circumferentially across a portion of the radially outer platform. A closed loop cooling coil may extend continuously circumferentially around the radially outer platform of two or more of the plurality of stationary nozzles. The closed loop cooling coil may be disposed circumferentially across and outside of the inlet of the radially extending cooling passage of each of the two or more stationary nozzles, and a cooling medium may flow through the cooling coil and out of the gas turbine so as to remove heat from the gas turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Benjamin Paul Lacy, Gregory Allan Crum, James William Vehr
  • Patent number: 9383107
    Abstract: A fuel nozzle for a combustor includes a burner tube and a center nozzle assembly disposed within the burner tube. The center nozzle assembly includes a center body that at least partially defines a cooling air flow passage through the center nozzle assembly. A premix flow passage is defined between the burner tube and the center nozzle assembly. A tip assembly is disposed at a downstream end of the center body. The tip assembly includes an impingement plate, and a cap that is disposed downstream from the impingement plate. The impingement plate and the cap at least partially define a cooling plenum therebetween. An insert passage extends through the impingement plate and a cooling flow outlet extends through the cap. A plurality of cooling ports extends through the impingement plate to provide for fluid communication between the cooling air flow passage and the cooling plenum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Borys Borysovych Shershnyov, Leonid Yulyevich Ginessin
  • Patent number: 9382848
    Abstract: In accordance with one aspect of the present technique, a method is disclosed. The method includes modifying one or more operational parameters of a gas turbine (GT) to increase an exhaust gas temperature above a standard start-up temperature. The method also includes receiving at least one of GT operational data, heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) operational data, and steam turbine (ST) operational data from a plurality of sensors. The method further includes predicting a ST roll-off time based on at least one of the GT operational data, the HRSG operational data, and the ST operational data. The method further includes modifying the one or more operational parameters of the GT to satisfy one or more ST roll-off permissives at the predicted ST roll-off time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Fernando Javier D'Amato, Rodrigo Lopez-Negrete de la Fuente, Aditya Kumar, Emrah Biyik
  • Patent number: 9382850
    Abstract: A system includes a gas turbine engine having a combustor, and a fuel blending system. The fuel blending system further includes a first fuel supply configured to supply a first fuel, a second fuel supply configured to supply a second fuel, a first fuel circuit, a second fuel circuit, and a controller. The first fuel circuit may be configured to blend the first fuel and the second fuel to form a first to form a first fuel mixture. The second fuel circuit may be configured to blend the first fuel and the second fuel to form a second fuel mixture. The controller may be configured to regulate blending of the first fuel mixture and the second fuel mixture based on a measured operating parameter of the combustor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Arvind Venugopal Menon, Alan Meier Truesdale, Abhijit Prabhakar Kulkarni, Predrag Popovic
  • Patent number: 9382855
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for operating a stationary power plant, wherein a fuel/air mixture is burned in an internal combustion engine and wherein the internal combustion engine drives an alternating current generator, which is connected to an energy supply network and provides energy to the energy supply network, wherein if the actual rotational speed of the alternating current generator or of the internal combustion engine exceeds a predefinable maximum value due to a failure of the energy supply network, the combustion in the internal combustion engine is stopped at least partially, while the connection to the energy supply network is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: GE JENBACHER GMBH & CO OHG
    Inventors: Albert Fahringer, Johann Hirzinger, Herbert Schaumberger, Michael Waldhardt, Erich Kruckenhauser, Oscar Sarmiento
  • Patent number: 9382920
    Abstract: The present application provides a wet gas compression system for a wet gas flow having a number of liquid droplets therein. The wet gas compression system may include a pipe, a compressor in communication with the pipe, and a thermoacoustic resonator in communication with the pipe so as to break up the liquid droplets in the wet gas flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Christian Vogel, Vittorio Michelassi, Rene de Nazelle
  • Patent number: 9383056
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for protecting an outer layer of a flexible pipe. The apparatus includes a protective sleeve body comprising a first end region and a further end region. At least one connector element is also provided which is securable to the first end region of the sleeve body for securing the sleeve body with respect to a flexible pipe located proximate to a wear hazard. The sleeve body is securable uncovered over a portion of an outer sheath of the flexible pipe between the outer sheath and the wear hazard to provide a protected portion of flexible pipe having a bending stiffness substantially equal to a bending stiffness of a remaining portion of the flexible pipe which is uncovered by the sleeve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: GE OIL & GAS UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Richard Clements, Fabio de Souza Pires, Judimar de Assis Clevelario
  • Patent number: 9383098
    Abstract: A combustor for a gas turbine generally includes a radial flow fuel nozzle having a fuel distribution manifold, and a fuel injection manifold axially separated from the fuel distribution manifold. The fuel injection manifold generally includes an inner side portion, an outer side portion, and a plurality of circumferentially spaced fuel ports that extend through the outer side portion. A plurality of tubes provides axial separation between the fuel distribution manifold and the fuel injection manifold. Each tube defines a fluid communication path between the fuel distribution manifold and the fuel injection manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Gregory Scott Means, Gregory Allen Boardman, Jonathan Dwight Berry
  • Patent number: 9383104
    Abstract: A combustion liner for a gas turbine combustor includes an annular main body having a forward end axially separated from an aft end, and a transitional intersection defined between the forward end and the aft end. The main body extends continuously from the forward end to the aft end. A plurality of fuel injector passages extend radially through the main body upstream from the transitional intersection. The main body comprises a conical section having a circular cross section that diverges between the forward end and the transitional intersection, and a transition section having a non-circular cross section that extends from the transitional intersection to the aft end of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Patrick Benedict Melton, Lucas John Stoia, Richard Martin DiCintio
  • Patent number: 9382813
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a turbomachine diaphragm ring. In various particular embodiments, a turbomachine diaphragm ring includes: a packing slot sized to house a dovetail section of a turbomachine packing, the packing slot extending circumferentially about a rotational axis of the turbomachine; a key slot connected with the packing slot sized to house a portion of a key member, the key slot extending at least one of radially or axially from the packing slot; and a retaining slot connected with the key slot and extending substantially circumferentially from the key slot, the retaining slot sized to house a retaining member for retaining the key member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas Robert Reid, James Peter Anderson, Steven Sebastian Burdgick, Mark Richard DeLorenzo
  • Patent number: 9383197
    Abstract: A system and method for measuring cooling effectiveness of a component is disclosed. The method includes providing a component having a surface provided with a coating including a volatilization-susceptible constituent and a volatilization-resistant constituent. Further, the method includes supplying a first gaseous medium over the surface of the component through a plurality of holes in the component and feeding a second gaseous medium along the surface of the component. The method includes exposing the surface of the component to the first and second gaseous mediums for a predetermined period. The method further includes determining a thickness of the coating exposed to the flow of the first and second gaseous mediums. The method includes analyzing the thickness of the coating to determine whether the coating is removed from the surface of the component upon exposure to the first and second gaseous mediums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Peter Joel Meschter, Lawrence Bernard Kool, James Albert Tallman
  • Patent number: 9383222
    Abstract: A utility meter includes an energy storage device configured to store energy to run the utility meter after a primary source of energy to the utility meter is unable to provide sufficient energy to run the utility meter. The utility meter includes a processor configured to determine utility usage data associated with a utility consumer, monitor an energy level of the energy storage device, and save the utility usage data, a reduced set of the utility usage data, or both, depending on the energy level of the energy storage device, and at least one data storage device configured to store the utility usage data, the reduced set of the utility usage data, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Didier Gilbert Rouaud, Ajay Hanumantrao Koliwad
  • Patent number: 9383335
    Abstract: Electrophoresis gel cassette comprising a first and a second face wall member and one or more side wall members defining a gel compartment for a gel member with a first and second face, wherein at least a section of each one of the first and second face wall member is removable to expose a section of both the first and second face of the gel member essentially corresponding to the separation zone while the gel member is preserved in the cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES AB
    Inventors: Lennart Bjorkesten, Owe Salven, Camilla Larsson, Erik J Bjerneld, Sofia Edlund, Henrik Ostlin, Stefan Sjolander, Kajsa Stridsberg-Friden, Ola Ronn, Peter Oliviusson, Henrik Bjorkman
  • Patent number: 9386729
    Abstract: The energy conversion device (10) includes a power module (14), a unit (16) for cooling the power module (14), and a sealed enclosure (12) housing the power module (14) and at least part of the cooling unit (16). The cooling unit (16) includes a cooling circuit (18), in which a coolant circulates, a first heat exchanger (20) with the power module (14), through which the coolant passes, and at least one pump (24) making the coolant circulate in the circuit (18). The cooling circuit (18) includes a pressure regulating branch (26), extending between an outlet and an inlet of the driving pump (24), the regulating branch (26) including a pressure regulating valve (28), normally closed, capable of opening when the pressure difference between the outlet and the inlet of the driving pump (24) exceeds a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: GE Power Conversion Technology, Ltd.
    Inventors: Henri Baerd, Guillaume Godfroy
  • Patent number: 9383456
    Abstract: The present invention provides a flow cell that can be used to improve the linear detection range of a radio-detector. The flow cell of the present invention is simple and cost-effective to set up and provides technical advantages over methods known in the prior art, as set out in more detail hereunder. The present invention also provides a method to determine the RCP of a radioactive composition making use of said flow cell, and a HPLC system comprising said flow cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: GE Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Alan Peter Clarke, Thanushan Rajanayagam, Roger Paul Pettitt, Robert F. Chisholm
  • Patent number: 9383305
    Abstract: According to the method for controlling a filter (3) for an air intake duct of a turbine: the filter (3) is exposed to an incident flow of sprayed salt water; and parameters of the flow on either side of the filter, which are representative of the salt retention capability of the filter, are measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: GE Energy Products France SNC
    Inventor: Philippe Claudon
  • Patent number: 9383261
    Abstract: A relative navigation system and a method of eliminating spurious signals that may be received by a relative navigation system having a first object and a second object including projecting polarized light having a first orientation to form at least one grid line projecting into space from the first object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: GE AVIATION SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventor: Jerry Lynne Page
  • Patent number: 9383336
    Abstract: A system and method for generating a digital image in fluorescence gel imaging is disclosed. The method includes providing a gel sample and placing the gel sample on a flat panel detector having array of photodiodes and transistors that collect light generated from the gel sample. The gel sample is illuminated using a light source integrated into the flat panel imaging system and light emitted by the gel sample responsive to an excitation of the gel sample by light provided by the light source is then collected, with the light emitted by the gel sample being collected by the array of photodiodes of the flat panel detector and converted to electric charges to generate light data. The light data is then processed to generate a digital image of the gel sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Feng Pan, Brian David Yanoff, Aaron Judy Couture, Hakan Erik Roos, Yu Zhao
  • Patent number: 9383890
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to cause a display to display a graphical visualization of an industrial system, detect a user input corresponding to an area of the display, perform a semantic zoom of the area of the display, and to display a first level of information based on a first level of the semantic zoom. The first level of information includes a data that was not previously displayed on the area of the display. The processor is configured to perform a semantic zoom of a graphical visualization of a graphical device during the first level of the semantic zoom. The processor is configured to cause the display to transition to a concurrent display of the graphical device and a second level of information during a second level of the semantic zoom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Robert William Grubbs, Justin Varkey John
  • Patent number: 9386647
    Abstract: A method for mitigating visual fluctuation of light output at low pulse width modulation levels is disclosed. The method comprises at least the step of comparing the percent change of a previously applied input voltage value to the pulse width modulation output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Anthony Steven White, Nina Rose Scheidegger, Gang Yao
  • Patent number: 9383738
    Abstract: A method of high fidelity modeling an electrical power system of an aircraft, includes among other things, identifying electrical, mechanical, thermal, and EMI characteristics of the electrical power system; applying at least one circuit-based solver to model to at least one of the electrical characteristics; and applying, simultaneously with the circuit-based solver and in real-time, a field-based solver to model the remaining electrical, mechanical, thermal, and EMI characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: GE AVIATION SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventors: Hao Huang, Xiaochuan Jia
  • Patent number: 9385282
    Abstract: A process for synthesizing a Mn4+ doped phosphor includes contacting a precursor of formula I, Ax(M1?z,Mnz)Fy??I at an elevated temperature with a fluorine-containing oxidizing agent in gaseous form to form the Mn4+ doped phosphor; 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; and 0.03?z?0.10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Anant Achyut Setlur, James Edward Murphy, Florencio Garcia, Ashfaqul Islam Chowdhury, Srinivas Prasad Sista
  • Patent number: 9384568
    Abstract: Various embodiments include systems and methods for providing motion blur reduction to one or more three-dimensional (3D) images, and/or for improving accuracy of motion-compensated frame up-interpolations. The motion blur reduction may comprise application of iterative motion estimation, starting with an initial block size and with reduced block size in each iteration, with a final velocity vector being determined by summing displacement vectors from all iterations. Accuracy of motion-compensated frame up-interpolations may be improved by use of lower resolution frames (or portions of frames), which may be used in generating information used in enhancing motion related features or characteristics of motion-compensated frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Erik Normann Steen, Sten Roar Snare, Hani Nozari Mirarkolaei
  • Patent number: 9384448
    Abstract: Systems provided herein include a learning environment and an agent. The learning environment includes an avatar and an object. A state signal corresponding to a state of the learning environment includes a location and orientation of the avatar and the object. The agent is adapted to receive the state signal, to issue an action capable of generating at least one change in the state of the learning environment, to produce a set of observations relevant to a task, to hypothesize a set of action models configured to explain the observations, and to vet the set of action models to identify a learned model for the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Peter Henry Tu, Ting Yu, Dashan Gao, Thomas Baby Sebastian, Yi Yao
  • Patent number: 9385627
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to universal power conversion devices for alternating current electric apparatus. One example power conversion device includes a plurality of transformers and a plurality of terminal blocks. The plurality of terminal blocks comprise at least an AC input terminal block for receiving an input alternating current signal and a primary coil terminal block. The primary coil terminal block has a plurality of output terminals respectively connected to a plurality of taps of a plurality of primary coils of the plurality of transformers. A plurality of jumpers respectively providing electrical connection between respective output terminals of the AC input terminal block and input terminals of the primary coil terminal block are selectively reconfigurable for reconfiguring a power conversion applied to the input alternating current signal by the power conversion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Chester Stanley Jezierski, Jr.
  • Patent number: D760655
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mark Allen Murphy, Henry Todd Young, Jason Daniel Kuttenkuler, Sean Patrick Cillessen, Zhao Zhang
  • Patent number: D760656
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mark Allen Murphy, Henry Todd Young, Jason Daniel Kuttenkuler, Jeffrey John Wolff, Sean Patrick Cillessen, Aiqin Jiang
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    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Shreenath Shekar Perlaguri, Sarit Ratadiya, Mark Allen Murphy, Jain Raj Vettuvazhy Puthenpurayil, Jacob Alan Hubbell
  • Patent number: D760660
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mark Allen Murphy, Henry Todd Young, Jason Daniel Kuttenkuler, Sean Patrick Cillessen
  • Patent number: D760661
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mark Allen Murphy, Jason Daniel Kuttenkuler, Sean Patrick Cillessen, Aiqin Jiang
  • Patent number: D760662
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mark Allen Murphy, Henry Todd Young, Jason Daniel Kuttenkuler, Sean Patrick Cillessen
  • Patent number: D760663
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Andrew Louis Krivonak, Mark Allen Murphy, Frank Dolski
  • Patent number: D760664
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mark Allen Murphy, Henry Todd Young, Jason Daniel Kuttenkuler, Sean Patrick Cillessen, Aiqin Jiang
  • Patent number: D760665
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Andrew Louis Krivonak, Jason Daniel Kuttenkuler, Sean Patrick Cillessen, Mark Allen Murphy
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    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Kaminski