Patents Assigned to General Electric Company
  • Patent number: 10674424
    Abstract: A method and device for calculating at least a first type and a second type of physiological parameter with a wireless measuring device adapted to acquire patient physiological data, the wireless measuring device is configured to operate in at least a first and a second operating mode for processing the physiological data. The method comprises acquiring with the wireless measuring device patient physiological data, and identifying a first identity for the wireless measuring device, the first identity being linked to a first context for operating the wireless measuring device. The method further comprises using the first identity to allow the wireless measuring device to operate in a first operating mode linked to the first identity, and processing the patient physiological data to calculate a first type of physiological parameter, linked to the first operating mode of the wireless measuring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kimmo Henrik Uutela, Hanna Elina Viertio-Oja
  • Patent number: 10674374
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to provide improved, dynamic wireless spectrum analysis in a healthcare environment are disclosed and described. An example apparatus includes radios to capture wireless signal information in an environment. The example apparatus includes a processor to activate and configure one or more of the radios according to a center frequency and/or a bandwidth to capture wireless signal information associated with the center frequency and/or bandwidth. The example processor is to generate a model of wireless signal activity based on the captured wireless signal information. The example model is to facilitate testing of a device according to the wireless signal activity in the environment. The example apparatus is to be portable to be positioned in the environment to capture the wireless signal information in the environment according to the one or more radios activated and configured by the processor for the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: S M Hasan, Paulo Rodrigues Ferreira, Tuomas Laine, Trang Thai, Kevin Dufel
  • Patent number: 10672505
    Abstract: Identification of regions-of-interest within cell maps is disclosed. In certain embodiments, identification of the regions-of interest is based on the use of biomarkers selected based on nucleic acid sequence data. The nucleic acid sequence data may be acquired for a homogeneous or heterogeneous set of cells present in the respective tissue sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Brion Daryl Sarachan, John Frederick Graf, Michael John Gerdes
  • Patent number: 10674101
    Abstract: An imaging device for an additive manufacturing system is provided. The additive manufacturing system includes a material. The imaging device includes a high resolution imaging bar including at least one detector array, and an imaging element positioned between the at least one detector array and the material. The high resolution imaging bar is displaced from the material along a first direction and extends along a second direction. The high resolution imaging bar is configured to generate an image of a build layer within the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kevin George Harding, Jason Harris Karp, James William Sears
  • Patent number: 10673358
    Abstract: An electric drive system includes an energy storage system (ESS), a power conversion system, and an alternating current (AC) traction system. The ESS provides or receives electric power. The ESS includes a first energy storage unit and a second energy storage unit. The power conversion system is electrically coupled to the ESS for converting an input power to an output power. The AC traction system is electrically coupled to the power conversion system for converting the output power of the power conversion system to mechanical torques. The AC traction system includes a first AC drive device and a second AC drive device. An energy management system (EMS) is in electrical communication with the ESS, the AC traction system, and the power conversion system for providing control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Jian Zhou, Fei Xu, Dong Liu, Hai Qiu, Pengju Kang
  • Patent number: 10670567
    Abstract: A testing system and methods for using the same are provided. The testing system can include a sensor and a radiofrequency (RF) tag mounted on the sensor. The RF tag can be configured to store sensor information regarding the sensor and to wirelessly communicate at least a portion of the sensor information to a portable computing device upon request. The portable computing device can be configured to allow an operator to obtain selected sensor information from the RF tag and display it on the portable computing device. The portable computing device can also be configured to retrieve additional sensor information from external sources, such as a sensor manufacturer, via a network. Thus, sensor information can be retrieved in the field by the portable computing device for use in operating the testing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Torsten Behrendt
  • Patent number: 10667766
    Abstract: Handheld patient-monitoring device is provided that includes a touchscreen having a display area. The touchscreen is configured to present a first chart section in the display area of the touchscreen. The device is also configured to detect an input gesture on the touchscreen that is indicative of a swipe along the touchscreen. The device is also configured to replace, in response to detecting the input gesture, the first chart section with a second chart section such that the second chart section is presented in the display area and the first chart section is not presented in the display area. The second chart section has at least one parameter region that displays information relating to a respective patient parameter. Replacement of the first chart section with the second chart section is visually indicated to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Milvi Kristiina Soosalu, Virpi Kristiina Lahdenmaki
  • Patent number: 10673288
    Abstract: A method includes forming one or more oxide barrier layers on one or more protected portions of a magnetic, metallic body, and converting one or more unprotected portions of the magnetic, metallic body to a less magnetic material by exposing the magnetic metallic body having the one or more oxide barrier layers formed thereon to nitrogen. One or more protected portions of the magnetic, metallic body that are beneath the one or more oxide barrier layers are not converted to the less magnetic material. The method can be used to form one or more layers of a laminated electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Lawrence Bernard Kool, Min Zou, Wanming Zhang, Susan Corah, Christopher Klapper, Francis Johnson, Steve Buresh
  • Patent number: 10673275
    Abstract: A wireless power transfer system is disclosed. The wireless power transfer system includes a first converting unit configured to convert a first DC voltage of an input power to a first AC voltage. Further, the wireless power transfer system includes a contactless power transfer unit configured to receive the input power having the first AC voltage from the first converting unit and transmit the input power. Also, the wireless power transfer system includes a second converting unit configured to receive the input power from the contactless power transfer unit and convert the first AC voltage of the input power to a second DC voltage. Furthermore, the wireless power transfer system includes a switching unit configured to regulate the second DC voltage across the electric load if the second DC voltage across the electric load is greater than a voltage reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kapil Jha, Pradeep Vijayan, Yash Veer Singh
  • Patent number: 10671701
    Abstract: Disclosed and described systems, methods, and apparatus provide diagnostic display and analysis of patient data. An example radiology desktop system includes a workload manager that organizes and displays one or more worklists. The example workload manager retrieves and displays, based on receiving a selection of an active worklist, one or more exams associated with the active worklist. The example system includes a diagnostic hub triggered based on selection of an exam. The example diagnostic hub generates an exam preview panel provides a summary of the selected exam. The example diagnostic hub facilitates comparison, based on selection of a comparison exam via the user interface from a patient library, between the selected exam and the comparison exam via the diagnostic hub. The example diagnostic hub updates a worklist entry for the selected exam based on an analysis resulting from the comparison between the selected exam and the comparison exam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kristen Alane McConnell, Gretchen Marie Mendoza, Anna Louise Von Reden, Bryon Pigg, Francesco DeSensi, Gregory Hopkins, Michael Butler, Xiaoyu Chen Kaess, Rasu Shrestha
  • Patent number: 10673273
    Abstract: Some embodiments may provide a distributed optimization technology for the control of aggregation of distributed flexibility resource nodes (e.g., associated with distributed energy resources) that operates iteratively until a commanded power profile is produced by aggregated loads. Some embodiments use a distributed iterative solution in which each node solves a local optimization problem with local constraints and states, while using global qualities (e.g., associated with a Lagrange multiplier) that are based upon information from each other node. The global qualities may be determined via a secure, distributed transaction ledger (e.g., associated with blockchain) using DER-specific information obtained in a condensed form (e.g., a scalar or vector) from each node at each iteration. The global qualities may be broadcast to the nodes for each new iteration. Embodiments may provide an iterative, distributed solution to the network optimization problem of aggregated load power tracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Reza Ghaemi, Xuefei Li, Benjamin Edward Beckmann
  • Patent number: 10667767
    Abstract: An imaging system is provided including a selectable pre-object filter module, a detector, and a processing unit. The selectable pre-object filter module is configured to absorb radiation from the X-ray source to control distribution of X-rays passed to an object to be imaged. The selectable pre-object filter module has plural pre-object filter configurations providing corresponding X-ray distributions, and is selectable between the plural configurations to provide a selected pre-object filter configuration for a scan of the object. The detector is configured to receive X-rays that have passed through the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Grant Morey Stevens, Dominic Joseph Crotty, Roy A. Nilsen
  • Patent number: 10671255
    Abstract: Medical imaging systems are provided that facilitate transitioning between viewing native and reconstructed medical images in the same viewport. In one embodiment, a method comprises retrieving indexed image metadata describing native medical images associated with a medical imaging data set selected for viewing. The method further comprises grouping the native medical images into one or more sets of related images, and for each set of the one or more sets of related images, sorting the related images into one or more subsets of 3D compatible images that can respectively be used to generate one or more 3D representations. The method further comprises generating a data model identifying the one or more sets of related images and the one or more subsets of 3D compatible images, and employing the data model to facilitate transitioning between rendering the native medical images and the one or more 3D representations in the same viewport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Nicolas De Swarte, Corine Ingold Foko, Nizar Odeh, Antoine Aliotti, Patrice Hervo, Jean Labarre
  • Patent number: 10668571
    Abstract: A nanoparticle powder is disclosed including a plurality of stabilized nanoparticles having a superalloy composition. At least about 90% of the particles have a convexity between about 0.980-1 and a circularity between about 0.850-1. A method for forming a braze paste is disclosed including mixing the plurality of stabilized nanoparticles with at least one organometallic precursor and up to about 5 wt % binder. A method for modifying an article is disclosed including applying the braze paste to a substrate including at least one crack, removing at least about 70% of the binder in the braze paste, and then applying additional braze paste over the first portion. Under vacuum or inert gas atmosphere, essentially all remaining binder is evaporated. The braze paste is brazed to the article at about 40-60% of the superalloy's bulk liquidus temperature, forming a brazed material and thereby sealing the at least one crack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Sabrina Michelle Puidokas
  • Patent number: 10670178
    Abstract: A slip joint assembly for joining multiple pipes is provided. The slip joint assembly includes a flow expander that is connected to a downstream pipe and is tapered toward a forward end. An inlet bellmouth is coupled to the forward end of the flow expander and defines a flared inlet positioned within an upstream pipe. An annular seal assembly is coupled to the upstream pipe and includes a ball seal positioned around and forming a seal with the flow expander to operably couple the upstream pipe and the downstream pipe. An internal diameter of the annular seal assembly is smaller than a diameter of the flared inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Donald Michael Corsmeier
  • Patent number: 10667771
    Abstract: Nuclear medicine (NM) imaging system includes a plurality of detector assemblies that each have a movable arm and a detector head that is coupled to the movable arm. The movable arm is configured to move the detector head toward and away from an object. The NM imaging system also includes at least one processor configured to determine a body contour of the object and determine an acquisition configuration using the body contour. The acquisition configuration includes at least three of the detector heads positioned in a dense group that borders the body contour. The detector heads in the dense group are primary detector heads. The at least one processor is also configured to move at least one of the object or one or more of the primary detector heads so that the primary detector heads are in the dense group near the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Yariv Grobshtein, Shai Wald, Gillan Michael Grimberg, Ken Efrati, Jean-Paul Bouhnik
  • Patent number: 10667869
    Abstract: Systems and methods for surgical tool navigation, include a movable gantry. A light emitting device is connected to the movable gantry. A range meter connected to the gantry. The distance meter measures a distance between the light emitting device and a surface. In a method of surgical tool navigation, the light emitting device projects light on the surface. The range meter detects the light and measures the distance between the light emitting device and the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Francois Kotian, Thomas McCarthy
  • Patent number: 10668710
    Abstract: A component is provided. The component includes a structure including a plurality of unit cells joined together, each unit cell of the plurality of unit cells having a mass density substantially similar to the mass density of every other unit cell of the plurality of unit cells. The plurality of unit cells includes a first portion of unit cells having a characteristic dimension and a first portion average stiffness, the characteristic dimension of the first portion of unit cells having a first value. The plurality of unit cells also includes a second portion of unit cells having the characteristic dimension and a second portion average stiffness, the characteristic dimension of the second portion of unit cells having a second value different from the first value, wherein the second portion average stiffness differs from the first portion average stiffness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ananda Barua, Arun Karthi Subramaniyan, Daniel Jason Erno
  • Patent number: 10667796
    Abstract: An ultrasound imaging system and method includes accessing a graphical model of a representative patient, accessing a medical image of an anatomical structure, and registering the medical image with the graphical model to generate a composite image. The imaging system and method includes displaying the composite image and simultaneously displaying an unregistered medical image of the anatomical structure with the composite image. The unregistered medical image has at least one of a higher resolution and a larger form factor than the registered medical image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Christian Perrey, Arthur Gritzky
  • Patent number: D886067
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Jun Hou, Ryan Walter Rindy