Patents Assigned to General Electric Company
  • Publication number: 20180195722
    Abstract: A diffuser assembly includes a casing at a compressor aft end; an inner barrel member radially inward of the casing; and an array of radial flow splitters extending between the inner barrel member and the casing. Each radial flow splitter includes a leading edge facing into a flow of air, a trailing end wall opposite the leading edge, a pair of side walls extending between the leading edge and the trailing end wall, and an axis extending through the leading edge and the trailing end wall. A width of each radial flow splitter increases from the leading edge to the trailing end wall. The side walls diverge away from the axis in a downstream direction corresponding to the flow of air. Optionally, the side walls also diverge away from the axis in a radial direction between the inner barrel member and the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Carl Gerard Schott, Kenneth Damon Black, Matthew Stephen Casavant
  • Publication number: 20180193579
    Abstract: Systems and methods of control of a mechanical ventilator include receiving machine data from a mechanical ventilator. A surgical event is detected in the received machine data. Clinical events within the surgical event are detected in the machine data. The machine data and the detected plurality of clinical events are evaluated for compliance with lung protective ventilation recommendations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Joseph Hanrahan, Brandon Henak, Guy Vesto, John Page
  • Patent number: 10021802
    Abstract: An electronic module is presented. The electronic module includes one or more electronic devices and a first bus electrically coupled to at least one of the one or more electronic devices. The first bus includes a first electrically conductive plate, a second electrically conductive plate, and a first electrically insulating plate disposed between the first electrically conductive plate and the second electrically conductive plate, where in a first portion of the first bus, the first electrically insulating plate is disposed such that the first electrically insulating plate is not in direct physical contact with at least one of the first electrically conductive plate and the second electrically conductive plate to form at least one cavity between the first electrically insulating plate and at least one of the first electrically conductive plate and the second electrically conductive plate. An electronic module assembly having low loop inductance is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Tobias Schuetz, Philip Michael Cioffi
  • Patent number: 10020544
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling a tap location associated with a string of an energy storage system are provided. In one embodiment, an energy storage system can include one or more strings. Each of the one or more strings can include a plurality of energy storage cells coupled in series. Each of the one or more strings can be associated with a selectively adjustable tap location to control the number of cells in the string that provide power to a power system. The energy storage system can further include a one or more control devices that can be configured to detect a change in a voltage associated with one or more of the one or more strings. The one or more control devices can be configured to adjust the tap location for at least one of the one or more strings in response to the change in the voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Lukas Mercer Hansen, Herman Lucas Norbert Wiegman
  • Patent number: 10019796
    Abstract: Disclosed are novel computer-implemented methods for creating a blood vessel map of a biological tissue. The methods comprise the steps of, accessing image data corresponding to multi-channel multiplexed image of a fluorescently stained biological tissue manifesting expression levels of a primary marker and at least one auxiliary marker of blood vasculature, and extracting features of blood vessels using the primary marker as an input to create a single channel segmentation of the blood vessels. The method further comprises the steps of extracting features of blood vessels using the auxiliary marker to create auxiliary channels as a second input and apply multi-channel blood vessel enhancement. Blood vessel maps are created using the features and tracing the blood vasculature by iteratively extending the centerlines of the initial segmentation using statistical models and geometric rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Yousef Al-Kofahi, Anup Sood, Fiona Ginty, Qing Li, Christopher James Sevinsky, Alberto Santamaria-Pang
  • Patent number: 10021657
    Abstract: Techniques for wireless component monitoring are described herein. The techniques may include entering a low power mode to associate a radio frequency identification (RFID) component with a patient monitoring device within a first range. The techniques also include entering a high power mode wherein the patient monitoring device is to detect the RFID component within a second range of the patient monitoring device, wherein the second range is larger than the first range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Matthew George Grubis
  • Patent number: 10020573
    Abstract: An antenna sensor includes an antenna operable to receive and/or transmit radio frequency (RF) signals, and one or more sensors operably connected to the antenna and configured to monitor at least one condition and to output sensor signals. A single connection is provided for connection to an electronic device to transfer RF signals from the antenna and sensor signals from the one or more sensors to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Mark S. Wilbur
  • Patent number: 10017425
    Abstract: Methods and materials for forming in-situ features in a ceramic matrix composite component are described. The method of forming a ceramic matrix composite component with cooling features, comprises forming a preform tape, laying up said preform tape to a desired shape, placing a high-temperature resistant fugitive material insert of preselected geometry in the preform tape of the desired shape, compacting the preform tape of the desired shape, burning out the preform tape of the desired shape, melt infiltrating the desired shape, removing the high-temperature resistant insert to form the cooling features during one of the burning out or the melt infiltrating or following the burning out or the melt infiltrating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Ray Tuertscher, Mark Eugene Noe, Glen Harold Kirby, Sheena Kum Foster Walker
  • Patent number: 10017270
    Abstract: A propulsion system for an aircraft is provided having an aft engine configured to be mounted to the aircraft at an aft end of the aircraft. The aft engine includes a fan rotatable about a central axis of the aft engine having a plurality of fan blades attached to a fan shaft. The aft engine also includes a nacelle encircling the plurality of fan blades and a structural support system for mounting the aft engine to the aircraft. The structural support system extends from the fuselage of the aircraft, through the fan shaft, and to the nacelle when the aft engine is mounted to the aircraft. The aft engine may increase a net thrust of the aircraft when mounted to the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas Lee Becker, Kurt David Murrow, Patrick Michael Marrinan, Brandon Wayne Miller
  • Patent number: 10018972
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an apparatus including: a controller communicatively coupled to a power generation system and configured to shift the power generation system between a first operating mode and a second operating mode, the second operating mode being different from the first operating mode; and a economic optimization engine in communication with the controller, wherein the economic optimization engine calculates: an economic benefit for shifting the power generation system from the first operating mode to the second operating mode based on at least one of a power generation demand, a power generation cost, and an operating condition of the power generation system; and a billing rate per unit of time of operation in the second operating mode based on at least one of the economic benefit, an operating difference between the first operating mode and the second operating mode, and a predetermined cost differential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Rahul Jaikaran Chillar, Ernest George Cusick, Julio Enrique Mestroni, Charles Steven Renfro
  • Patent number: 10018493
    Abstract: A flow sensor circuit for a fluid flowpath having a self-heated thermistor situated in a fluid flowpath. The flow sensor circuit is configured to energize the thermistor sufficiently to heat the thermistor, calculate the slope of the leading edge of the rise in temperature of the thermistor when the thermistor is energized, and equate the slope to the state of the fluid flowing through the fluid flowpath. In another embodiment, the flow sensor circuit is configured to energize the thermistor, measure and calculate the average and standard deviation of the thermistor temperature, and determine the state of the flowpath using the thermistor temperature average and standard deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian K. Clay, Helen Prieto Martinez
  • Patent number: 10018044
    Abstract: A power integrated system includes a gas storage unit, a gas driven generator, a power bus, a drilling rig, oil/gas production equipment, and a gas reformer. The gas storage unit is used for storing natural gas. The gas driven generator is used for generating electric power based on the stored natural gas. The power bus is used for receiving the electric power generated by the gas driven generator. The drilling rig is used for being driven by the electric power from the power bus. The oil/gas production equipment is used for being driven by the electric power from the power bus and for generating associated gas. The gas reformer is used for reforming the associated gas and supplying the reformed gas to the gas storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Lishun Hu, Junli Xue, Ming Su, Fengcheng Sun, Jie Zhang, Zhiguo Ren
  • Patent number: 10016148
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present technique, a method for selecting between a plurality of electromagnetic sensors to correct for one or more field distortions includes, in the presence of an electromagnetic field, acquiring signals representative of the location of a plurality of electromagnetic sensors. The method further includes selecting between the signals from the plurality of electromagnetic sensors based on one or more quality metrics. In another aspect of the present technique, a system for selecting an optimum EM sensor to correct for one or more field distortions includes a plurality of EM sensors and an additional EM sensor for transmitting or receiving signals representative of the location of each of the plurality of EM sensors. The system further includes a controller configured to acquire signals representative of the location of the plurality of EM sensors, and select between the signals from the plurality of EM sensors based on one or more quality metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Dun Alex Li, Vernon Thomas Jensen, Cristian Atria
  • Patent number: 10019612
    Abstract: A system and method to detect an event associated with a first object relative to a second object and a support is provided. The system can include an antenna at a support to receive the first object, a tag reader in communication with the antenna and a tag located on the second object. In response to detecting a change in impedance of the antenna associated with the presence of the first object, the tag reader communicates a presence signal. In response to detecting the tag within a threshold proximity of the tag reader, the tag reader generates a tag signal. A remoter server is operable to detect an association of the first and second objects based on a comparison a time associated with each of the tag signal and the presence signal, and in response then creates an output indicative of a detected event based on the association for illustration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Charles Theurer, Douglas Forman, Brandon Good, Shaopeng Liu, David Smith, Todd Scarola, Robert Wallace, Judith Guzzo
  • Patent number: 10017993
    Abstract: A drilling system, comprising: a plurality of drilling drive systems; a fracturing drive system; a centralized power supply system electrically coupled to said drilling drive systems and said fracturing drive system to supply power thereto; and a plurality of distributed power supply systems electrically coupled to said drilling drive systems to supply additional power thereto during peak loading of a respective one of the plurality of drilling drive systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Lishun Hu, Yu Zhou, Wenqiang Yang
  • Patent number: 10018189
    Abstract: A cable positioning and securement system for use in a wind turbine includes an inner ring member configured to non-rotationally engage one or more cables extending from the nacelle into the wind turbine tower. An outer ring member is disposed concentric to the inner ring member. A bearing device is configured between the inner ring member and the outer ring member. One or more fixing devices extend radially from the outer ring member and attach to the tower. The fixing devices position the outer ring member at a defined non-rotational position within the tower, and the inner ring and engaged cable are able to rotate freely within the outer ring member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Rolf Reinfried tenThoren
  • Patent number: 10018054
    Abstract: Methods for fabricating a component of a gas turbine engine are provided. In one embodiment, the method includes molding a CMC material to form a first portion of the gas turbine engine component, processing the first portion to form a first assembly, preparing the first assembly and a second portion of the gas turbine engine component for processing, and processing the first assembly and second portion to form a second assembly. In another embodiment, the method includes processing a first plurality of CMC plies to form a first assembly; positioning the first assembly and a second plurality of CMC plies on a tool for processing, the first assembly defining a first plane, the second plurality of plies defining a second plane, wherein the second plane is perpendicular to the first plane; and processing the first assembly and the second plurality of plies to form a second assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Verrilli, Mark Eugene Noe, Mark Willard Marusko, Paul Izon, Robert Tyler, Christopher Hasse
  • Patent number: 10018185
    Abstract: A system for commissioning a wind turbine is provided. The system includes a test wind turbine, one or more additional wind turbines coupled to the test wind turbine, and a control system. The control system includes a first control module for controlling the one or more additional wind turbines to act as a power source and provide power to the test wind turbine. The control system also includes a second control module for controlling the one or more additional wind turbines to act as a load for dissipating test power generated by the test wind turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Sumitha Mohan, Minesh Ashok Shah, Rajni Kant Burra, Govardhan Ganireddy, Akshay Krishnamurty Ambekar, Murali Mohan Baggu Data Venkata Satya, Allen Michael Ritter
  • Patent number: D822700
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Axel Crasemann, Mandeep Nanda, Jeffery Suddeth, Felix Nayman, John Yan, Joseph Carroll
  • Patent number: D822707
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Suseel Sukumaran, Atul George Tharakan