General Electric Patents

Application number: 20140245747
Abstract: A gas turbine engine variable bleed apparatus includes a variable bleed valve door disposed in a bleed inlet in a transition duct, rotatable about two or more separate pivot points, operable to open and close an aft bleed slot extending outwardly from transition duct, and operable to open and close a forward bleed slot extending inwardly into transition duct. Door is operable to transition between a first position with aft bleed slot open and forward bleed slot closed to a second position with aft bleed slot closed and forward bleed slot open without fully closing door. Door is rotatable about an axis translatable between the two or more separate pivot points. Transition duct having a transition duct conical angle at least about 10 degrees greater than a booster conical angle of a booster outer shroud upstream of transition duct.
Type: Application
Filed: January 25, 2013
Issued: September 4, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Byron Andrew Pritchard, JR., Paul Alfred Pezzi, George Gould Cunningham, III, Thomas Ory Moniz, Steven Alan Ross, Raymond Gust Holm
Application number: 20140245920
Abstract: There is provided a method of filtration for a rail vehicle or other off-highway powered system. The method includes determining a filter load of a primary filtration system to an air intake of an engine. The method also includes determining that the filter load exceeds a specified threshold. Additionally, the method includes de-activating the primary filtration system. The method further includes activating a secondary filtration system to the engine.
Type: Application
Filed: May 15, 2014
Issued: September 4, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Suresh Rama Reddy GOVINDAPPA, Lamar K. LEDBETTER
Application number: 20140246175
Abstract: A system for preheating a pressure vessel includes a throat including an area of excess heat and a dome having an area of deficient heat. The throat includes a conduit extending from a pressure vessel opening to the pressure vessel interior. A plenum is defined between the throat and a seal within the dome. The throat extends from the dome toward a dome floor. The floor is substantially perpendicular to the throat. A conduit is coupled to the plenum and channels a flow of purge fluid into the plenum wherein heat from the throat is transferred to the flow of purge fluid and carried by the flow of purge fluid into the area of deficient heat via a gap defined between the seal and the floor such that the flow of purge fluid reduces temperature differential stresses within the pressure vessel and purges the area of deficient heat.
Type: Application
Filed: May 16, 2014
Issued: September 4, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: James Michael Storey, Alex Clinton Solomon, Benjamin Campbell Steinhaus, Judeth Brannon Corry, Steven Craig Russell, Robert Henri Gauthier, Yasir Hafeez Abbasi, Lien-Yan Chen
Application number: 20140246858
Abstract: A ram air turbine generator, for generating electrical power when the system is exposed to an airstream, includes a turbine having multiple blades and a rotor operably coupled to the blades and rotating about a shaft and stator mounted, such that rotation of the blades rotates the rotor, and the rotation of the rotor about the stator produces electrical power.
Type: Application
Filed: October 31, 2012
Issued: September 4, 2014
Assignee: GE AVIATION SYSTEMS LLC
Inventor: GE Aviation Systems LLC
Application number: 20140246116
Abstract: The invention relates to a fraction collector apparatus (1; 1?) for positioning at least one fraction collector nozzle (4), comprising a frame (2) arranged for guiding the at least one nozzle (4) to different positions (22) in order to collect and dispense fractions (6) of a substance to or from containers (8). At least one track (10) is arranged in the frame (2), and in which at least one track (10) an endless movable transporting means (12) is arranged; on which transporting means (12) the at least one nozzle (4) is attached; a first actuating means (18) is connected to said transporting means (12) for actuating said transporting means (12) in the track (10), so that said at least one nozzle (4) is movable in different positions (22) along said track (10). The invention also relates to a method of positioning a fraction collector nozzle (4) by means of such a fraction collection apparatus (1; 1?).
Type: Application
Filed: September 27, 2012
Issued: September 4, 2014
Assignee: GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES AB
Inventor: Christer Eriksson
Application number: 20140246856
Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a method of operating a wind turbine (10) coupled to a power grid (92) for delivering electric power thereto is provided. The method includes: a) operating the wind turbine (10) in a noise reduction mode; b) determining whether the power grid (92) is in an unstable grid state corresponding to an increase of power demand; and, c) increasing the electric power delivered by the wind turbine (10) to the power grid (92) during a stabilization time period for supporting stabilization of the unstable grid. Further, the increasing of the electric power for supporting stabilization of the unstable grid is performed such that a resulting noise increase is below a selected upper level. In addition thereto, a control system and a wind turbine for performing the above method are provided.
Type: Application
Filed: September 29, 2011
Issued: September 4, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Pedro Luis Santiago Benito, Eugenio Yegro Segovia
Application number: 20140245999
Abstract: The invention relates to a method for cooling compressed charge air of a turbocharged internal combustion engine, wherein starting from a compression temperature the compressed charge air is cooled in a first cooling device to a first lowered temperature and in a subsequent second cooling device is cooled to a second lowered temperature which is lower than the first lowered temperature, wherein after the second cooling device the compressed charge air is cooled in a third cooling device to a third lowered temperature which is lower than the second lowered temperature, wherein the cooling or the compressed charge air in the third cooling device is effected only intermittently during operation of the internal combustion engine.
Type: Application
Filed: May 9, 2014
Issued: September 4, 2014
Assignee: GE Jenbacher GmbH & Co OG
Inventor: Friedrich GRUBER
Application number: 20140246863
Abstract: A power generation system is provided having a genset comprising an engine mechanically coupled to a generator. The genset is configured to generate electrical power. A ventilation system has a ventilation inlet and a ventilation outlet, and the ventilation system is configured for cooling at least one of the engine and the generator. Both the ventilation inlet and ventilation outlet have an adjustable shutter configured for adjusting a flow volume of a coolant medium through the ventilation system.
Type: Application
Filed: March 4, 2013
Issued: September 4, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Sadhasivam Vallinayagam, Atanu Phukan
Application number: 20140247021
Abstract: The present subject matter is directed to systems and methods for controlling variable speed generators, particularly converters associated with doubly-fed induction generators (DFIG) to permit use of harmonic attenuating filters that are generally smaller and less costly than previous similar filters. The subject matter provides for controlling line-side and rotor-side converters in such a manner that the frequencies generated by the converters are interleaved in a manner that the filters see a higher switching frequency and thus may be designed based on those higher frequencies, thereby requiring smaller and less expensive components.
Type: Application
Filed: March 4, 2013
Issued: September 4, 2014
Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: Robert Gregory Wagoner, David Smith
Application number: 20140248617
Abstract: A microfluidic flow cell subassembly, which may be assembled into a flow cell having fluidic connections outside of the main substrate, is described for encapsulating a sample to allow for subsequent controlled delivery of reagents to the sample, such as multiplexed in situ biomarker staining and analysis. As configured, the subassembly comprises a substrate layer forms a flexible optically transparent lid which is capable of bending in either direction to alter the internal dimensions of the subassembly. Methods of use are also disclosed.
Type: Application
Filed: May 14, 2014
Issued: September 4, 2014
Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: Kashan Ali Shaikh, Mengli Wang, Adriana Ines Larriera Moreno, Jessica Godin Karp, Christine Lynne Pitner
Application number: 20140246929
Abstract: A stator bar includes a plurality of conductors and an insulation layer positioned about the plurality of conductors. The insulation layer includes multiple layers, and the multiple layers have one or more electrically insulating layer and one or more thermally conductive layer.
Type: Application
Filed: March 4, 2013
Issued: September 4, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Stephen Frank Francese, Jeffrey David Sheaffer, Leonard Paul Squillacioti, David John Wardell
Application number: 20140248117
Abstract: An external supply pipe is disclosed, for supplying steam to a mid-span packing disposed about a shaft coupling a high pressure (HP) and an intermediate pressure (IP) section of an opposed flow steam turbine. The external supply pipe is disposed on an exterior of the steam turbine casing, which allows for direct measurement of steam flow to the mid-span packing.
Type: Application
Filed: March 1, 2013
Issued: September 4, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventor: Christopher Michael Tomaso
Application number: 20140247629
Abstract: A converter, and in particular a current source converter, including a bridge having an AC terminal for each of one or more AC lines, and first and second DC terminals. A converter arm is connected between each respective AC terminal and the first DC terminal, and between each respective AC terminal and the second DC terminal. Each converter arm includes a first power semiconductor switching device capable of being turned ‘on’ and ‘off’ by gate control and having a recovery time. The converter is adapted to be operated in one or more inverting modes.
Type: Application
Filed: February 28, 2014
Issued: September 4, 2014
Assignee: GE ENEYGY POWER CONVERSION TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
Inventors: Allan David Crane, Warren Mark Blewitt
Application number: 20140247540
Abstract: A power distribution rack includes a chassis that defines a first slot and a second slot adjacent the first slot. The power distribution rack also includes a plurality of electronics modules including a first module coupled within the first slot and a second module coupled within the second slot. A central bus bar assembly is coupled to the chassis and includes an outer bus bar including a first flange, a second flange, and a first bus plate extending therebetween. The first and second flanges and the first bus plate define a first channel. The bus bar assembly further includes an inner bus bar coupled within the first channel. The inner bus bar includes a third flange, a fourth flange, and a second bus plate extending therebetween. The first and third flanges are coupled to the first module and the second and fourth flanges are coupled to the second module.
Type: Application
Filed: December 10, 2013
Issued: September 4, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Michael Clyde Steeves, Khanh Quoc Nguyen, Paul Scott Nessman, Raghothama Reddy
Application number: 20140248118
Abstract: A method for starting-up a wind turbine having a rotor with at least one rotor blade is provided. The method includes rotating the at least one rotor blade towards a main operating position using a pitch drive system including a pitch bearing supporting the at least one rotor blade, and a pitch-driving pinion meshing with the pitch bearing; and activating a pump to feed a lubricant to a lubrication pinion meshing with one of the pitch bearing and the pitch-driving pinion before the at least one rotor blade reaches the main operating position so that the lubricant is mainly transferred to a load portion of the pitch bearing and/or a load portion of the pitch-driving pinion. Further, a control assembly for use with the wind turbine is provided.
Type: Application
Filed: March 4, 2013
Issued: September 4, 2014
Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: Mateusz Pawel Wenclik, David Charles Korim
Application number: 20140248139
Abstract: Various embodiments include a turbomachine bucket having a flow interrupter, as well as related turbomachines. Various embodiments include a turbomachine bucket having: a base section sized to couple with a turbomachine rotor, the base section having a leading edge and a trailing edge opposing the leading edge; a blade section coupled to the base section and aligned to extend radially from the base section; a shroud coupled to the blade section and aligned to extend radially from the blade section; and a flow interrupter coupled to the leading edge of the base section.
Type: Application
Filed: March 1, 2013
Issued: September 4, 2014
Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: Moorthi Subramaniyan, Prabakaran Modachur Krishnan
Patent number: 8821838
Abstract: The present invention provides a trialkoxysilane having structure I wherein R1 is independently at each occurrence a C1-C3 alkyl group; R3 is independently at each occurrence a hydrogen or a C1-C3 alkyl group; R4 is a C1-C5 aliphatic radical, a C7-C12 aromatic radical, or a C5-C10 cycloaliphatic group; n is 0, 1, 2 or 3; q is 1, 2 or 3; t is 0, 1 or 2; and X? represents a charge balancing counterion. The trialkoxysilanes are useful for the preparation of nanoparticulate diagnostic imaging agent compositions.
Type: Grant
Filed: August 23, 2012
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Peter John Bonitatibus, Jr., Matthew David Butts, Robert Edgar Colborn, Andrew Soliz Torres
Patent number: 8821511
Abstract: An instrument guide system for use with a surgical navigation system, the instrument guide system comprising a handle assembly, an instrument attachment assembly, a shaft connecting the handle assembly to the instrument attachment assembly, an electromagnetic sensor assembly removably mounted within an opening in the handle assembly, and an instrument removably attachable within a bore of the instrument attachment assembly.
Type: Grant
Filed: March 15, 2007
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Ronald A. von Jako, Ella Zaslavsky
Patent number: 8821598
Abstract: In certain embodiments, a system includes a first water supply pump configured to pump water from a gas scrubber sump of a gas scrubber directly to a quench chamber sump of a quench chamber via a first water supply line.
Type: Grant
Filed: July 27, 2009
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Constantin Dinu, George Gulko, Judeth Brannon Corry, Allyson Joy Jimenez-Huyke, Richard L. Zhao, Denise Marie Rico
Patent number: 8821647
Abstract: Cleaning of a bulk dispense system of an appliance is provided. The appliance can include a user accessible compartment whereby the bulk dispense system is connected to a supply of a cleaning fluid. The appliance can be activated so as to flow the cleaning fluid through the bulk dispense system to help clean the system by e.g., removing particulates of detergent, fabric softener, and/or other undesirable matter that may be in the system.
Type: Grant
Filed: February 21, 2012
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Christopher Nils Naber, Bryan T. Snook, Aaron Lee Welch, Todd Anthony Reger
Patent number: 8821106
Abstract: The present application provides a rotor coupling guard for use with removing a flow of air about a rotor coupling of a turbo-machine. The rotor coupling guard may include an inner cover with a number of apertures surrounding the rotor coupling and an outer cover surrounding the inner cover. Rotation of the rotor coupling forces the flow of air through the apertures in the inner cover and away from the rotor coupling.
Type: Grant
Filed: November 16, 2010
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Donkada Santhosh, Rohit Pruthi, Vishwas Kumar Pandey, Abhishek Agrawal
Patent number: 8820148
Abstract: A functional access port in a machine casing, a machine having a functional access port, and a method of monitoring a machine via a functional access port are disclosed herein. In an embodiment, an access port is provided in the external casing of an industrial machine. The access port comprises a passageway through the external casing of the machine, providing access to an interior of the machine. The access port further includes a removable passageway cover for removably occluding the passageway. A location, a size, a shape, and an orientation of the passageway relative to the external casing are strategically selected in accordance with engineering and design requirements to provide access through the passageway to a desired location on the interior of the machine while the external casing is in place, with minimal to no disassembly of the casing.
Type: Grant
Filed: November 17, 2010
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventor: John Roger McCarvill
Patent number: 8820086
Abstract: An endcover assembly for a turbine combustor adapted to support one or more combustor nozzles includes a substantially flat plate having one side which in use, faces a combustion chamber and an opposite side which, in use, faces away from the combustion chamber. At least one fuel passage extends through the substantially flat plate. A fuel manifold porting block is secured to the opposite side of the flat plate with at least one port aligned with the at least one passage. A fuel restrictor insert formed with multiple flow orifices is located between the flat plate and the fuel manifold porting block in alignment with the at least one fuel passage and the at least one port.
Type: Grant
Filed: January 18, 2011
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Donald Mark Bailey, Donald Timothy Lemon, Kwanwoo Kim, Patrick Benedict Melton
Patent number: 8821110
Abstract: A support arrangement is provided for an inner casing of a turbine having an inner casing with upper and lower sections secured together along a first interface lying substantially in a horizontal plane containing a longitudinal centerline of a turbine rotor. An outer shell substantially encloses the inner casing, and in the inner casing is supported directly on an external foundation at a mounting location below the longitudinal centerline.
Type: Grant
Filed: May 5, 2011
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Daniel Ross Predmore, Robert James Sherwood, Rajendra Gonoor, Erik Eduardo Lopez
Patent number: 8820046
Abstract: Methods and systems for mitigating distortion of a shaft of a gas turbine engine are provided. One method comprises at least one step of applying intermittent rotary power to a shaft of a gas turbine engine. The step of applying intermittent power to the shaft is performed during a period where conditions of temperature differential in the engine exist capable of distorting the shaft. The methods and systems shorten the time needed to start a gas turbine engine in such a way that bowing of a shaft is not a significant problem.
Type: Grant
Filed: September 24, 2010
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Steven A. Ross, Thomas E. Agin
Patent number: 8824754
Abstract: A hand carried medical imaging device includes a probe configured to acquire raw medical image data, an integrated display, a data memory configured to store the acquired raw medical image data, a back end processor, and a user interface operably coupled to the back end processor configured to receive commands from a user and to instruct the back end processor to display the produced medical image on the integrated display at a first resolution, and to either produce and send either the medical image at the second, higher resolution, to send the acquired raw image data, or both, to the external device, in accordance with the commands from the user.
Type: Grant
Filed: November 11, 2011
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventor: Nahi Halmann
Patent number: 8822933
Abstract: A timing circuit that includes a first serializer/deserializer (SERDES) configured to receive a parallel rate clock signal and a system clock start signal from an imaging system and generate a first output, a second SERDES configured to receive a stop signal that is based on an output from the medical imaging system and generate a second output, and a timestamp calculator configured to utilize the first and second outputs to generate a timestamp. A medical imaging system and a method of operating a timing circuit are also described.
Type: Grant
Filed: June 21, 2012
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Mark David Fries, James Widen, Paul Holtermann
Patent number: 8822932
Abstract: This disclosure describes an apparatus and a system for inspection of deepwater assets, e.g., pipes and pipelines that traverse the ocean floor. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a housing that retains a compensation fluid therein to form a fluidic environment. A digital detector resides in the fluidic environment. The digital detector can generate digital images in response to radiation that penetrate though the deepwater asset and impinges on components of the digital detector. In one embodiment, the digital detector utilizes one or more seal members to secure the components together. The seal members may be permeable and/or impermeable to the compensation fluid thereby preventing and/or permitting migration of the compensation fluid between certain components of the digital detector.
Type: Grant
Filed: January 17, 2012
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Daniel Jay Scoville, Rajashekar Venkatachalam, Christopher Jay Morse
Patent number: 8823330
Abstract: A system for monitoring operation of an electric vehicle charging station is provided. The system includes a battery charger configured to couple to a device for supplying current to the device, a current sensor coupled to the battery charger for measuring current supplied from the battery charger to the device, the current sensor configured to generate a measured current profile based on the measured current supplied to the device, and a processor coupled to the current sensor. The processor is configured to receive the measured current profile transmitted from the current sensor, and compare the measured current profile to at least one known current profile to monitor operation of the charging station.
Type: Grant
Filed: April 29, 2011
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Bradley Richard Ree, John Christopher Boot, George William Alexander
Patent number: 8823375
Abstract: A method for generating a magnetic resonance (MR) image includes acquiring MR data from each of a plurality of RF coils and applying a prospective motion correction method to the MR data for each RF coil including determining a set of motion measurements that include a scan plane orientation associated with each data point in the MR data. The MR data for each RF coil is divided into a plurality of scan plane orientation groups based on motion changes. A set of unaliasing coefficients is generated for each scan plan orientation group and applied to the MR data to synthesize data for each RF coil. The acquired MR data and synthesized data for each RF coil is combined to generate a scan plane orientation data set. Each scan plane orientation data set is combined to generate a complete k-space data set.
Type: Grant
Filed: January 3, 2012
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Suchandrima Banerjee, Ajit Shankaranarayanan, Philip Beatty, Eric Han
Patent number: 8823378
Abstract: A system for inductively communicating signals in a magnetic resonance imaging system is presented. The system in one embodiment includes a first array of primary coils disposed on a patient cradle of the imaging system, and configured to acquire data from a patient positioned on the patient cradle. Additionally, the system includes a second array of secondary coils disposed under the patient cradle, wherein a number of secondary coils is less than or equal to the number of primary coils, wherein the first array of primary coils is configured to inductively communicate the acquired data to the second array of secondary coils.
Type: Grant
Filed: December 23, 2010
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Christopher Judson Hardy, Thomas Kwok-Fah Foo, Robert Steven Stormont, Kenneth William Rohling, Selaka Bandara Bulumulla
Patent number: 8824761
Abstract: A method to generate a final image with a medical imaging system, wherein the final image highlights suspect regions in a tissue matrix and wherein the final image is generated from a first image and from previously acquired images of the tissue matrix is provided. The method comprises: creating a 3D map of suspicion from the previously acquired medical images; generating a 2D map of suspicion by projecting all or part of the 3D map of suspicion onto a plane from a point reproducing the conditions of acquisition of the first image; and generating a final 2D image of the tissue matrix from the first image and/or from the 2D map of suspicion, wherein the final 2D image highlights suspect regions in the tissue matrix.
Type: Grant
Filed: August 19, 2011
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Giovanni Palma, Razvan Iordache, Sylvain Bernard
Patent number: 8823334
Abstract: A method for starting an electric motor, the motor having a main machine, exciter, and permanent magnet generator (PMG), each having a stator and a rotor, with each rotor mounted to a common shaft, the method comprising starting the main machine in an asynchronous mode by applying a starting current to the stator of the main machine to induce a damper current in a damper winding of the main rotor to generate a starting torque that initiates the rotation of the common shaft, and then running the main machine in synchronous mode by supplying running current from the exciter rotor to the main machine rotor.
Type: Grant
Filed: October 31, 2012
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: GE Aviation Systems LLC
Inventors: Hao Huang, Xiaochuan Jia
Patent number: 8823737
Abstract: A user interface and method for identifying related information displayed in an ultrasound system are provided. A medical image display of the ultrasound system includes a first region configured to display a medical image having color coded portions and a second region configured to display non-image data related to the medical image displayed in the first region. The non-image data is color coded to associate the non-image data with the color coded portions of the medical image.
Type: Grant
Filed: June 24, 2013
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Zvi Friedman, Sergei Goldenberg, Peter Lysyansky
Patent number: 8824635
Abstract: Detector modules for an imaging system and methods of manufacturing are provided. One detector module includes a substrate, a direct conversion sensor material coupled to the substrate and a flexible interconnect electrically coupled to the direct conversion sensor material and configured to provide readout of electrical signals generated by the direct conversion sensor material. The detector module also includes at least one illumination source for illuminating the direct conversion sensor material.
Type: Grant
Filed: October 27, 2011
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: John Eric Tkaczyk, Kevin Matthew Durocher, James Rose, Haochuan Jiang, Abdelaziz Ikhlef, Vladimir Lobastov, Daniel David Harrison
Patent number: 8824638
Abstract: Systems and methods for making and using a multi-blade collimator device are described herein. The collimator device can include a base member, a rotational member, and multiple X-ray-attenuating blades that fit together to define an aperture. The blades are typically disposed between the base member and rotational member. Additionally, the blades can be mechanically connected to or interfaced with the base member and the rotational member so that when the rotational member is rotated with respect to the base member, the blades move and cause the aperture to change in size. The aperture can be any shape, including polygonal, square, or rectangular. While the aperture's size can be increased and decreased, the shape and orientation of the aperture can remain substantially constant. The collimator can contain a single layer of blades or multiple layers of blades. Other embodiments are described.
Type: Grant
Filed: August 17, 2011
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Bret D. Nicholson, David Barker
Patent number: 8822147
Abstract: Methods for detecting multiple targets in a biological sample are provided. The methods includes contacting the sample with a first probe; physically binding the first probe to a first target; observing a first signal from the first probe; applying a chemical agent to modify the first signal; contacting the sample with a second probe; physically binding the second probe to a second target; and observing a second signal from the second probe. The methods disclosed herein also provide for multiple iterations of binding, observing, signal modification for deriving information about multiple targets in a single sample. An associated kit and device are also provided.
Type: Grant
Filed: April 27, 2012
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Anup Sood, Michael Christopher Montalto, Michael Gerdes, Maximilian Lewis Seel, Robert John Filkins
Patent number: 8821718
Abstract: Automated fluid handling system comprising a housing (20) and two or more fluid handling units (26) arranged as interchangeable modular components with an external fluidics section (30) and an internal non fluidics section (32), and wherein the housing (20) comprises a liquid handling panel (22) with two or more of component positions for receiving said interchangeable modular components (26) such that the external fluidics section (30) is separated from the non fluidics section (32) by the liquid handling panel (22).
Type: Grant
Filed: June 4, 2010
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences AB
Inventors: Johan Blomberg, Mats Lundkvist
Patent number: 8825128
Abstract: A sensor for measuring biosignals is provided. The sensor comprises at least one electrode comprising: a substrate comprising a flexible non-conductive material; a conductive layer configured to transfer electrical signals; a gel layer configured to transfer electrical signals; and a barrier layer configured to protect the conductive layer and transfer electrical signals, wherein the barrier layer deposited on the substrate, the gel layer is deposited on the barrier layer so that the gel layer covers only a part of the barrier layer, and the conductive layer is deposited over an area of the barrier layer which is outside of an area of the barrier layer on which the gel layer is deposited.
Type: Grant
Filed: August 19, 2011
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Antti Kustaa Antipas Ylostalo, Magnus Johannes Kall, Outi Kristiina Savinen
Patent number: 8824769
Abstract: The invention relates generally to a process of analyzing and visualizing the expression of biomarkers in an individual cell wherein the cell is examined to develop patterns of expression by using a grouping algorithm, and a system to perform and display the analysis.
Type: Grant
Filed: February 27, 2013
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Brion Daryl Sarachan, Thomas Paul Repoff, Colin Craig McCulloch, Fiona Mary Ginty, Megan Pearl Rothney, Zhengyu Pang
Patent number: 8825239
Abstract: A method for communicating data in a rail vehicle consist includes transmitting first data at a first rail vehicle of the consist over a power supply conductor to a second, different rail vehicle in the consist, where at least one rail vehicle of the consist receives direct electrical power from the power supply conductor. The method also includes monitoring the power supply conductor for second data at the first rail vehicle and receiving the second data over the power supply conductor at the first rail vehicle for use by a first system onboard the first rail vehicle. In one aspect, the transmitting step comprises transmitting the first data over one or more of a catenary line or a third rail that supplies the electrical power.
Type: Grant
Filed: April 8, 2011
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Jared Cooper, Todd Goodermuth, David Peltz, David McKay, Scott C. Sherin, John Brand, Eugene Smith, David Teeter, Robert Bryant, Mark Kraeling
Patent number: 8825215
Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring compliance with a request not to run a type of load (e.g., a high-power-consuming appliance) during a demand response event are provided. One such system may include storage containing a load profile representative of a pattern of power consumption by a type of load and data processing circuitry. The data processing circuitry may compare a power usage profile representing power consumption by a consumer at least over a period of time to the load profile to determine whether the consumer is running the type of load over the period of time.
Type: Grant
Filed: November 17, 2010
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventor: John Christopher Boot
Patent number: 8826437
Abstract: A system and method are provided for controlling the latency of messages to enable a network of devices to detect and respond to potential malware. The system and method receiving a message at a device and determining whether the message represents potential malware and requires a delay to allow time to detect and respond to potential malware. The amount of the delay associated with the message is determined and the message is processed based on the delay amount.
Type: Grant
Filed: December 14, 2010
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: John Erik Hershey, Bruce Gordon Barnett, Michael Joseph Dell'Anno, Daniel Thanos
Patent number: 8825360
Abstract: An airline operations control system for an airline having multiple aircraft and multiple routes formed by one or more flights, which are implemented by the aircraft flying the flights forming the routes, where the airline operations control system includes a computer searchable database, a query module configured to query the database, and a prognostic module.
Type: Grant
Filed: September 11, 2013
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: GE Aviation Systems Limited
Inventors: Christopher Donald Johnson, Jonathan Mark Dunsdon
Patent number: 8825553
Abstract: A request for an acknowledgement using a private key may be generated and transmitting to a customer device. The acknowledgement may be received from the customer device and verified using a public key associated with a customer operating the customer device. A request for a current location of the customer device may be transmitted and the current location may be received. A determination that the current location is proximate to a meter may be made, and, in response to determining that the current location is proximate to the meter, the meter may be manipulated.
Type: Grant
Filed: December 19, 2011
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Hyoung Jhang, Vernon Meadows, Kamal Kumar Arvind
Patent number: 8825567
Abstract: Systems and methods for fault prediction are described to reduce equipment failure by effectively monitoring equipment, removing anomalous data, and reducing false alarms. Such systems and methods can be used to receive monitoring data, extract information from the data, and combine extracted information for establishing prediction models. Additionally, fault probabilities may be quantified and faults may be predicted based on the probabilities.
Type: Grant
Filed: February 8, 2012
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Xiaomo Jiang, Eric Gebhardt, Michael Bernard, Steven Hartman
Patent number: 8825775
Abstract: Methods and apparatus to correlate healthcare information are disclosed. An example method includes receiving a healthcare message from a first entity of a healthcare enterprise, wherein the healthcare message is configured according to a first identification schema of the first entity; identifying one or more subjects of the healthcare message for correlation into an electronic clinical information system; selecting one of a plurality of correlators for each identified subject to correlate each identified subject, wherein each of the correlators are customizable to handle a specific type of healthcare message subject; and correlating the identified subjects of the message to associate each of the identified subjects with an identifier internal to the electronic clinical information system.
Type: Grant
Filed: February 21, 2011
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventors: Wendy Lynne Bohner, David P. Murawski, Alan F. James, Niranjan Kumar Sharma
Patent number: 8825824
Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for a machine configuration. In an embodiment, an image capture device captures an image associated with a machine. A diagnostic device receives the image and extracts data from the image that identifies the machine. Once the machine is identified associated configuration data is used to configure the diagnostic device.
Type: Grant
Filed: February 28, 2012
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: General Electric Company
Inventor: Daanish Usman Rumani
Application number: 20140238382
Abstract: A heating assembly is provided to reduce the pre-heat time of an oven. The heating assembly vaporizes a phase change fluid in an evaporator, allows the phase change fluid vapor to travel to a reactor in thermal communication with a cooking chamber of an oven appliance. In the reactor, the phase change fluid combines with a reaction substance and condenses, releasing latent heat and providing heat to the cooking chamber of the oven appliance.
Type: Application
Filed: February 25, 2013
Issued: August 28, 2014
Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventor: Natarajan Venkatakrishnan
Application number: 20140238447
Abstract: A filtering system for a dishwashing appliance that can remove fine particles from the wash and rinse fluids is provided. A filter cartridge is provided with different filter media for the removal of different particulate sizes depending upon e.g., the cycle or stage of the cleaning process and/or anticipated particle size. The filter cartridge is positioned upstream from the pump inlet. A mechanism for diverting flow between filter media is provided. In certain embodiments, the filter cartridge can be removable for servicing.
Type: Application
Filed: February 27, 2013
Issued: August 28, 2014
Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: Adam Christopher Hofmann, Ramasamy Thiyagarajan