Patents Assigned to General Electric Company
  • Publication number: 20180263590
    Abstract: A method for conveying one or more predictive indicators of an imaging control parameter is provided. The method includes: obtaining an initial image acquisition via an imaging system based at least in part on an initial configuration of the imaging system; collecting data regarding the imaging control parameter during the initial image acquisition; and generating the one or more predictive indicators based at least in part on the collected data. Each of the one or more predictive indicators corresponds to a calculated value of the imaging control parameter associated with a potential configuration of the imaging system different from the initial configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: CLEMENCE DRIOL, DIDIER ALBERT VEROT, LIONEL DESPONDS, JULIEN MIAGAT
  • Publication number: 20180266997
    Abstract: A system includes an ultrasound measurement probe. The ultrasound measurement probe includes a lower portion. The lower portion includes a delay block, an array of ultrasound transducers coupled to the delay block, and a first circuit board. The first circuit board further includes a first plurality of pins coupled to the array of ultrasound transducers. The ultrasound measurement probe also includes an upper portion removably coupled to the lower portion. The upper portion includes a second circuit board. The second circuit board further includes a second plurality of pins configured to couple with the first plurality of pins when the upper portion is removably coupled to the lower portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Thomas R. Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20180263835
    Abstract: An incubator system for a neonate includes a humidifier containing a water reservoir and a water age module that detects a cleaning event of the water reservoir, determines a water age based on a duration since the cleaning event, and compares the water age to a preset expiration time. Once the water age exceeds the present expiration time an expiration alert is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Ganesh Prasad Eswara
  • Publication number: 20180263836
    Abstract: An infant care apparatus cooler facilitates the cooling of components with elevated temperatures such as a convective heater in an infant care apparatus. The infant care apparatus includes an energy storage device and a fan. In the presence of an external source of power, the fan operates to circulate air to be heated by the heating coil and in the absence of external power, the fan is operable with energization from the energy storage device to circulate air past the heating coil, cooling the heating coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Kedar Anil Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 10076267
    Abstract: Systems and methods for navigation are presented. First and second response signals received from at least one magnetic sensor operatively coupled to a target device in response to a magnetic field are measured at reference and reversed sensitivity while an alignment of magnetic domains corresponding to the magnetic sensor remains unchanged. A useful portion of the first response signal is determined by eliminating common-mode noise from the first response signal based on a difference between the first and second response signals. Alternatively, a bias signal having a desired bias frequency is applied to shift a signal frequency of a response signal of a magnetoresistance sensor that includes common-mode noise. A useful portion of the response signal is determined by measuring the response signal at a shifted frequency that is a sum of the signal and bias frequencies. A position of the subject is then determined based on the useful portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Peter William Lorraine, Floribertus P. M. Heukensfeldt Jansen
  • Patent number: 10076249
    Abstract: A system and method for tracking temperature changes in tissue and bone is disclosed. In one aspect, the temperature changes are tracked simultaneously with high spatial encoding and temporal efficiency. The method is robust in terms of B0 and chemical shift off-resonance, as well as insensitive to eddy currents for accurate temperature mapping. Zero TE (ZTE) based MR thermometry is utilized herein to extract temperature changes from proton density and T1 weighted images. Additionally, T1 signal contamination is corrected for by calibrating T1 and B0 by using a variable flip angle method to achieve temperature mapping in bone, aqueous and adipose tissue simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Silke Maria Lechner-Greite, Florian Wiesinger, Desmond Teck Beng Yeo, Matthew Richard Tarasek
  • Patent number: 10076289
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to an examination table of a medical imaging system comprising a tabletop, a table column supporting the tabletop, and a translation system. The translation system, which is configured to at least make the tabletop longitudinally translate with respect to the table column, comprises a guiding part and a driving part, where both the guiding and driving parts may be fully integrated in said table column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Romain Moulin, Bruno Galloni
  • Patent number: 10076621
    Abstract: Methods and systems for displaying information on life support systems (LSS) are provided. One LSS includes a patient monitoring portion configured to acquire, as LSS information, patient measurement information from a monitored patient. The LSS also includes a communication device configured to communicate with a remote device to obtain, as non-LSS information, information acquired by the remote device. The LSS further includes a display configured to display a user interface that presents the non-LSS information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Scott William Robinson, Jonathan Robert Polhamus, Paul David Hunsicker
  • Patent number: 10076292
    Abstract: A tomography apparatus includes a multi-focal point x-ray source, a support to travel a trajectory path, a detector having a plurality of pixels, where one of the multi-focal point x-ray source, the detector, and an item-under-test move on the support. A control processor controls a change in the focal point of the x-ray source at discrete points, or continuously, within a measurement region, the focal point change in a direction retrograde to the support arm travel, a detector memory accumulates a digital value representative of a signal charge from at least a portion of the plurality of pixels, the control processor reconstructs a volumetric image of the item-under-test by processing the detector memory contents. A method for continuous tomosynthesis and a computer-readable medium are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: John Eric Tkaczyk, Remy Andre Klausz, Biju Jacob
  • Patent number: 10077758
    Abstract: A pre-cured laminate plate for use within a component of a wind turbine rotor blade may generally include a plate body extending in a thickness direction between a first side and a second side and in a widthwise direction between a first end and a second end. The plate body may define a plate thickness between the first and second sides. The pre-cured laminate plate may also include a plurality of channels formed in the plate body between the first and second ends. Each channel may extend in the thickness direction between a top end that is open along the first side of the plate body and a bottom end that terminates at a location between the first and second sides of the plate body such that the plate body defines a reduced thickness between the bottom end of each channel and the second side of the plate body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Aaron A. Yarbrough, Christopher Daniel Caruso, Donald Joseph Kasperski
  • Patent number: 10076751
    Abstract: A microfluidic device for storing a reagent includes a single unit includes a first portion having a reagent storage chamber configured to hold a reagent. The device also includes a second portion having a reaction chamber configured to support the reagent during a reaction process to form a product. The device also includes a valve configured to isolate the reagent storage compartment from the reaction chamber when the valve is in a closed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Victor Donald Samper, Christian Friedrich Peter Rensch, Christoph Boeld, Ruben Julian Salvamoser
  • Patent number: 10077694
    Abstract: An airflow control system for a combined cycle turbomachine system according to an embodiment includes: an airflow generation system for attachment to a rotatable shaft of a gas turbine system, the airflow generation system drawing in an excess flow of air through an air intake section; a mixing area for receiving an exhaust gas stream produced by the gas turbine system; an air extraction system for extracting a first portion of the excess flow of air to provide bypass air, and for diverting the bypass air into the mixing area to reduce a temperature of the exhaust gas stream; diverting a second portion of the excess flow of air into the compressor component; and in response to an increase in a temperature of the air, increasing the second portion of the excess flow of air diverted into the compressor component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Lewis Berkley Davis, Jr., Parag Prakash Kulkarni, Robert Joseph Reed
  • Patent number: 10077494
    Abstract: A process for forming a diffusion coating on a substrate is disclosed, including preparing a slurry including a donor metal powder, an activator powder, and a binder, and applying the slurry to the substrate. The slurry is dried on the substrate, forming a slurry layer on the substrate. A covering composition is applied over the slurry layer, and the covering composition is dried, forming at least one covering layer enclosing the slurry layer against the substrate. The slurry layer and the at least one covering layer are heated to form the diffusion coating on the substrate, the diffusion coating including an additive layer and an interdiffusion zone disposed between the substrate and the additive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Dechao Lin, David Vincent Bucci, Shan Liu, Jon Schaeffer, John Adams, Ron Hendrix
  • Patent number: 10077459
    Abstract: Methods for in vitro transcription and translation from an RCA product are provided. The methods comprise providing a double-stranded RCA product, wherein the double-stranded RCA product consists essentially of tandem repeats of a minimalistic expression sequence. The methods further comprise expressing a protein from the double-stranded RCA product in a cell-free expression system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: John Richard Nelson, Robert Scott Duthie, Erik Leeming Kvam, Wei Gao
  • Patent number: 10077660
    Abstract: A turbine engine assembly is provided. The assembly includes a low-pressure turbine assembly including a first turbine section configured to rotate in a first rotational direction at a first rotational speed, and a second turbine section configured to rotate in a second rotational direction at a second rotational speed. The second rotational direction is opposite the first rotational direction and the second rotational speed is lower than the first rotational speed. The assembly also includes a first drive shaft coupled to the first turbine section, and a fan assembly including a first fan section coupled to the first drive shaft such that the first fan section rotates in the first rotational direction at the first rotational speed, and a second fan section coupled to the second turbine section such that the second fan section rotates in the second rotational direction at the second rotational speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Douglas Carl Hofer, Narendra Digamber Joshi, Michael Solomon Idelchik
  • Patent number: 10077682
    Abstract: A system includes an HRSG that includes a plurality of heat exchanger section fluidly coupled to each other. The plurality of heat exchanger sections comprises at least one economizer, at least one evaporator, at least one reheater, and at least one superheater. In addition, the HRSG includes an additional heat exchanger section coupled to two different heat exchanger sections of the plurality of heat exchanger sections. Further, the HRSG includes a controller programmed to selectively fluidly couple the additional heat exchanger section to one of the two different heat exchanger sections to alter a heat duty for the selected heat exchanger section fluidly coupled to the additional heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Jeffrey Fredrick Magee
  • Patent number: 10077646
    Abstract: A system includes a downhole rotary separator located within the well formation and configured to generate a hydrocarbon rich stream and a first water stream from a well fluid obtained from a production zone. The system also includes an electrical submersible pump disposed within the well formation and operatively coupled to the downhole rotary separator, wherein the electrical submersible pump is configured to transfer the hydrocarbon rich stream to a surface of the earth. The system further includes a surface separator located on the surface of earth and operatively coupled to generate oil and a second water stream from the hydrocarbon rich stream. The system also includes a hydraulic motor disposed within the well formation and operatively coupled to the downhole rotary separator, wherein the hydraulic motor is configured to drive the downhole rotary separator using a drive fluid comprising the hydrocarbon rich stream or the second water stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Mahendra L Joshi, Xuele Qi, Raymond Patrick Murphy, Stewart Blake Brazil, Haifeng Jiang, Dewey Lavonne Parkey, Victor Jose Acacio
  • Patent number: 10078143
    Abstract: A solid state photomultiplier includes at least one microcell configured to generate an initial analog signal when exposed to optical photons. The solid state photomultiplier further includes a quench circuit electrically coupled with the at least one microcell. The quench circuit includes at least one quench resistor configured to exhibit a substantially constant temperature coefficient of resistance over a selected temperature range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Peter Micah Sandvik, Stanislav Ivanovich Soloviev, Sergei Ivanovich Dolinsky, James Jay McMahon, Sabarni Palit
  • Patent number: 10079564
    Abstract: A non-transitory, computer readable medium stores instructions executable by a processor of an electronic device. The instructions include instructions to determine that a transient event is occurring in an electrical grid coupled to an EGR gas turbine system, wherein the transient event is an under-frequency or an under-voltage event. The instructions also include instructions to increase a flow rate of fuel to a combustor of the EGR gas turbine system in response to the transient event when the EGR gas turbine system is operating in a non-stoichiometric combustion mode. The instructions further include instructions to increase a flow rate of oxidant to the combustor before increasing the flow rate of fuel to the combustor, or to decrease a local consumption of the electrical power to increase a portion of the electrical power that is exported to the attached electrical grid, or both, in response to the transient event when the EGR gas turbine system is operating in a stoichiometric combustion mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignees: General Electric Company, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Richard A. Huntington, Karl Dean Minto, Bin Xu, Jonathan Carl Thatcher, Aaron Lavene Vorel
  • Patent number: 10077730
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes systems and methods for monitoring a prechamber of an engine. In one embodiment, a system includes a combustion engine having a combustion chamber and a prechamber, where the prechamber is configured to direct a flame toward the combustion chamber, a fuel supply valve configured to adjust a flow of a fuel toward the prechamber, a prechamber valve configured to receive the fuel into the prechamber, a knock sensor coupled to the combustion engine, and a controller. The controller is configured to control operations of the combustion engine, to receive a signal from the knock sensor, to determine a combustion parameter based at least on the signal, to determine a condition of one or both of the prechamber and the prechamber valve based at least on the combustion parameter, and to adjust the fuel supply valve based at least on the condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Rajesh Kumar Jayaram, Amit Shrivastava, Chandan Kumar, Pavan Chakravarthy Nandigama