Patents Assigned to GE Aviation Systems, LLC
  • Patent number: 11211836
    Abstract: A permanent magnet generator, includes a cylindrical rotor assembly having a set of circumferentially-spaced permanent magnets arranged at an outer radius of the rotor assembly, and spaced from one another by non-magnetic spacing element, and a stator assembly configured to coaxially receive the rotor assembly. The stator assembly includes a cylindrical stator core, a circumferentially spaced set of posts extending from the stator core and defining a set of stator slots between adjacent posts, and a set of conductive windings wound about the stator slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: GE Aviation Systems LLC
    Inventors: Hao Huang, Xiaochuan Jia
  • Patent number: 11211848
    Abstract: A method and assembly of a dry cavity oil cooled electric machine includes a housing, a shaft configured to operably couple with a source of rotational force and rotate about a rotational axis, and an exciter rotor and a permanent magnet generator rotor carried by the shaft, wherein the exciter rotor and the permanent magnet generator rotor rotate relative to the housing, which provides such a construction of dry cavity generators that have high efficiency and high power density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: GE Aviation Systems LLC
    Inventors: Hao Huang, Xiaochuan Jia
  • Patent number: 11174034
    Abstract: An aircraft control system and method to optimize aircraft control based on noise abatement volumes. A noise abatement component computes optimal flight and engine control based on a line-of-sight distance to minimize direct operating cost (DOC) while complying with community noise regulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: GE Aviation Systems LLC
    Inventors: Mark Lawrence Darnell, David M Lax, Brandon James Rhone
  • Patent number: 11177708
    Abstract: A method for integrally manufacturing a stator core and a housing for an electrical machine includes printing, by a three-dimensional (3D) printing process, the stator core. In addition, the method includes printing, by the 3D printing process, the housing. In particular, printing the housing occurs contemporaneously with printing the stator core. The method also includes printing, by the 3D printing process, at least one end cap and coupling the at least one end cap to the housing to enclose a cavity defined by the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: GE AVIATION SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventors: Hao Huang, Xiaochuan Jia, Joshua Tyler Mook
  • Patent number: 11159654
    Abstract: A method for transmitting a set of conforming data frames in a specialized data network, the method comprising generating a specialized header, providing the specialized header to a data destination, generating a set of conforming data frames, providing at least a subset of the conforming data frames to the data destination, identifying the subset of conforming data frames, and performing processing operations on the stored subset of conforming data frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: GE Aviation Systems LLC
    Inventors: Joachim Karl Ulf Hochwarth, Benjamin Harvey Bennink, MacKenzie Dylan Cumings, Victor Mario Leal Herrera
  • Patent number: 11155357
    Abstract: An apparatus and method relating to a generator comprising a housing defining an interior and fluidly separating the interior from surrounding ambient air, at least one of a rotor or stator located within the housing, a cooling circuit passing through at least a portion of the housing to cool the interior and recirculating a coolant having a density greater than the ambient air, and a jet pump having a motive fluid conduit fluidly coupled to the cooling circuit, a transport fluid circuit fluidly coupled to the ambient air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: GE Aviation Systems LLC
    Inventors: Jan Zywot, Gerard Howard Bueche, Gary Michael Chessare, Robert Donald Grennan, Michael George Schneider
  • Publication number: 20210327284
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to provide improved engine load models are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a model generator to generate an engine load model for an engine using flight information, weather information, and manifest information to predict a load on the engine from an engine subsystem utilization modeled for a flight. The example model generator is to incorporate the engine load model into an engine model, the engine model representing engine behavior for the flight. The example model generator is to determine a first measure of thrust from the engine and a second measure of fuel flow to the engine using the engine model with the engine load model, the engine load model to modify engine behavior by the predicted load on the engine from the engine subsystem utilization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: GE Aviation Systems, LLC
    Inventors: David Michael Lax, Mark Darnell
  • Patent number: 11142337
    Abstract: A method and system of determining or estimating a descent profile includes receiving a final approach fix for a target destination, repeatedly back-calculating a set of subsequent models, determining a descent profile based on the repeated back-calculating the set of subsequent models, and operating the aircraft in accordance with the descent profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: GE AVIATION SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventors: David Michael Lax, Reza Ghaemi, Pierino Gianni Bonanni
  • Patent number: 11131991
    Abstract: A control system an unmanned vehicle includes a first processing unit configured to execute a primary autopilot process for controlling the unmanned vehicle. The control system further includes a programmable logic array in operative communication with the first processing unit. The control system also includes a state machine configured in the programmable logic array. The state machine is configured to enable control of the unmanned vehicle according to a backup autopilot process in response to an invalid output of the first processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: GE AVIATION SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventors: Stefano Angelo Mario Lassini, Ryan Daniel Gorby, John Andrew Ingersoll
  • Patent number: 11128201
    Abstract: A stator sleeve assembly for an electric machine includes a first cylindrical housing portion defining an inner radial cavity defined by at least one circumferential wall and an outer radial cavity, and a set of radial passages fluidly connecting the inner radial cavity with the outer radial cavity, and a second cylindrical housing portion defining a third cavity, the second housing portion axially spaced from the first housing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: GE Aviation Systems LLC
    Inventors: Pradeep Hemant Sangli, Santosh Kumar Prasad, Todd Eric Rook
  • Patent number: 11119818
    Abstract: Contextual awareness associated with resources can be employed to facilitate controlling access to resources of a system, including function blocks. A resource manager component (RMC) can pre-load a defined number of respective versions of configuration parameter data associated with respective applications in each resource. With regard to each application, the RMC can associate a context value, unique for each application, with the respective versions of configuration parameter data associated with that application. When a current application is being changed to a next application, the RMC can write the context value associated with the next application to a context select component (CSC). Each resource can read the context value in the CSC, identify and retrieve the version of configuration parameter data associated with the next application based on the context value, and configure the function block based on the version of configuration parameter data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: GE Aviation Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Melanie Sue-Hanson Graffy, Colin Holmwood, Jon Marc Diekema
  • Patent number: 11114932
    Abstract: A ripple current reduction circuit is disclosed. The circuit includes a set of first coupled inductors, each comprising a primary winding configured to receive at a first end a respective phase voltage, and a secondary winding. The circuit also includes a set of second coupled inductors and a set of first capacitors, each first capacitor having an upstream end and a downstream end, wherein the set of first capacitors are coupled together at the downstream end to define a first node. The circuit further includes a set of auxiliary circuits each corresponding to a respective phase voltage, and coupled between the second end of the primary winding of a respective first inductor and the first node, wherein each auxiliary circuit comprises a respective second coupled inductor, a respective first capacitor, and the secondary winding of a respective first coupled inductor coupled in series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: GE Aviation Systems LLC
    Inventors: Slobodan Gataric, Predrag Hadzibabic
  • Patent number: 11108242
    Abstract: There is provided a system for use with a set of generators. The system includes a processor and a memory including instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform certain operations. The operations can include receiving a command and receiving a signal indicative of a current of at least one generator in the set of generators. The operations can further include causing, based on the command and the signal, a controller to adjust a voltage level of at least one other generator in the set of generators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: GE AVIATION SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Jinhui Zhang, Slobodan Gataric
  • Patent number: 11097454
    Abstract: A system and method for manufacturing a part in a mold having a mold cavity including a printhead for depositing a first material within the mold cavity, and an injection head for depositing a second material within the mold cavity. A part can be made in the mold cavity by the cooperative use of both injection molding and additive manufacturing steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: GE AVIATION SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Mouris Astefanous
  • Patent number: 11095202
    Abstract: A common-mode voltage cancellation (CMVC) circuit, is disclosed. The circuit includes a first set of coupled inductors, each having a primary winding defining a first polarity, and a secondary winding. The secondary windings are electrically coupled in series. Each primary winding receives a phase voltage having a common mode voltage component from a respective input line. The circuit includes a second set of coupled inductors comprising at least one primary winding and at least one secondary winding The at least one primary winding receives a second voltage from the series connected secondary windings of the first set of coupled inductors. Each at least one secondary winding is coupled in series with a respective input line such that the common mode voltage component received on input lines will be reduced at an output of the set of secondary windings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: GE Aviation Systems LLC
    Inventors: Cong Li, Michael J. Schutten, Di Pan, Ren Xie
  • Patent number: 11089106
    Abstract: An aircraft system that includes an aircraft and a detector assembly. The aircraft can include at least one data system coupled to at least one component. The at least one data system or the at least one component can communicate an output via a wireless network. Output information is collected and communicated to the detector assembly. The detector assembly can include a receiver and at least one of a memory, a controller, or a communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: GE AVIATION SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventors: Vigneshwaran Venugopalan, Avichandra Yallapalli
  • Patent number: 11078850
    Abstract: An electrical power system architecture and method for allocating power includes a power distribution bus configured to receive power generated by a first engine having a first generator and a second generator, a first set of electrical buses connected with the power distribution bus and associated with the first engine, and a second set of electrical buses configured to selectively connect with the power distribution bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: GE AVIATION SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventor: Manish Ashvinkumar Dalal
  • Patent number: 11079425
    Abstract: An electrical fault detecting system (10) for a circuit includes a conductor (20) delivering an electrical signal from a source (12) to a destination (14), a sheath (22) encircling the conductor, and a fault detection circuit (18). The sheath further includes an electrical insulator layer (24) and a conductive shield (26) encircling the conductor. The fault detection circuit is configured to detect a change in the electrical characteristics of the conductor and/or conductor sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: GE Aviation Systems LLC
    Inventors: Arthur Vorwerk Radun, Adrian Shipley
  • Patent number: 11081936
    Abstract: A wet cavity electric machine includes a stator core having two stator poles formed by a post and a wire wound about the post to form a stator winding, with the stator winding having end turns, and a rotor having two rotor poles and configured to rotate relative to the stator and a channel for liquid coolant to flow through the rotor, and at least one fluid port in fluid communication with the channel and the stator winding end turns wherein the end turns will be exposed to liquid coolant passing through the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: GE Aviation Systems LLC
    Inventors: Hao Huang, Jan Zywot, Xiaochuan Jia
  • Patent number: 11075568
    Abstract: Disclosed within are a structure and method for forming a component for a rotor to be used in an electric machine. The formed rotor components can include a rotor assembly or rotor shaft. The rotor assembly can include a plurality of poles spaced about a rotor core. The plurality of poles can include a pole shoe or pole body. Quasi-laminations that can result in a unitary structure that includes support structures can be used to form all or a portion of the pole shoe or pole body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: GE AVIATION SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventors: Hao Huang, James Patrick Mahle, Sudeep Pradhan Sadananda Rao, Xiaochuan Jia