Patents Assigned to General Electric Company
  • Patent number: 10147826
    Abstract: A radiation detection system is provided. The radiation detection system includes a radiation detector. The radiation detector includes a semiconductor layer having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, a monolithic cathode disposed on the first surface, and multiple pixelated anode strip-electrodes disposed on the second surface in a coplanar arrangement. The multiple pixelated anode strip-electrodes include a first set of pixelated anode strip-electrodes disposed along a first direction and a second set of pixelated anode strip-electrodes disposed along a second direction orthogonal to the first direction. Each pixelated anode strip-electrode of the first set of pixelated anode strip-electrodes includes a first respective multiple segments disposed along the first direction. Each pixelated anode strip-electrode of the second set of pixelated anode strip-electrodes includes a second respective multiple segments disposed along the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Arie Shahar, Jean-Paul Bouhnik
  • Patent number: 10145239
    Abstract: A drilling system including a sensor configured to monitor at least one drilling parameter, and configured to generate a signal based on the at least one drilling parameter. An encoder is in communication with the sensor, and the encoder is configured to convert the signal into a modulation signal. A flow modulator is configured to channel drilling fluid therethrough. The flow modulator includes at least one stator element and a rotor element configured to freely rotate relative to the at least one stator element as the drilling fluid flows past the rotor element. A braking system is in communication with the encoder, and the braking system is configured to selectively decrease a rotational speed of the rotor element based on the modulation signal such that an encoded acoustic signal is emitted from the flow modulator through the drilling fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Wilson Chun-Ling Chin, Shadi Saleh, Stewart Blake Brazil
  • Patent number: 10146908
    Abstract: A processor receives a selection of an image display mode via a user input device. The image display mode defines a number of medical images for display. The processor configures a surface of a touch panel user input device to define a plurality of fields. Each of the plurality of fields corresponds with a different one of the medical images. The processor receives an input, via the touch panel user input device, which selects one of the plurality of fields of the surface of the touch panel user input device and commands the processor to manipulate a medical image corresponding with the selected one of the plurality of fields. The processor manipulates at least the medical image corresponding with the selected one of the plurality of fields at one or more display devices based at least in part on the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Klaus Pintoffl
  • Patent number: 10145361
    Abstract: A wind turbine system is presented. The wind turbine system includes a wind turbine comprising a plurality of blades and a tower, and a processing subsystem configured to shut down the wind turbine by non-linearly pitching out the plurality of blades in the wind turbine towards a feather position at a pitch rate determined based upon a tower-fore-aft velocity of a top-portion of the tower during oscillations of the tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Pranav Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10148205
    Abstract: Systems and methods for operating a power converter with a plurality of inverter blocks with silicon carbide MOSFETs are provided. A converter can include a plurality of inverter blocks. Each inverter block can include a plurality of switching devices. The plurality of switching devices can include one or more silicon carbide MOSFETs. A control method can include providing, by a control system, one or more gating commands to a first inverter block in the plurality of inverter blocks. The control method can further include implementing, by the control system, a gating command delay to generate a first delayed gating command based at least in part on the one or more gating commands. The control method can further include providing, by the control system, the first delayed gating command to a second inverter block in the plurality of inverter blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Robert Gregory Wagoner, Dong Dong, Govardhan Ganireddy, David Smith
  • Patent number: 10144440
    Abstract: A communication system includes a first wireless communication device disposed onboard a vehicle system having two or more propulsion-generating vehicles that are mechanically interconnected with each other. The communication system also includes a controller configured to be disposed onboard the vehicle system and operatively connected with the first wireless communication device in order to control operations of the device. The controller is configured to direct the first wireless communication device to switch between operating in an off-board communication mode and an onboard communication mode. When the first wireless communication device is operating in the off-board communication mode, the device is configured to receive remote data signals from a location that is disposed off-board of the vehicle system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jared Klineman Cooper, Robert James Foy, David Michael Peltz, Eugene Smith, Steven Andrew Kellner, Brian William Schroeck, Keith Gilbertson, Joseph Forrest Noffsinger, Wolfgang Daum
  • Patent number: 10146219
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods for processing and graphically displaying power plant data. In one embodiment, one or more values corresponding to one or more parameters associated with the performance of one or more power plant components may be received. A subset of the parameters associated with one or more operational characteristics based in part on the values may be determined. One or more display parameters may be selected that includes inputting at least a numerical range associated with at least one axis. The one or more parameter values in the subset may be scaled based in part on the inputted numerical range. A graphical representation may be generated and output on a graphical user interface that includes the one or more values within the numerical range on the at least one axis corresponding to each parameters in the subset based in part on the one or more display parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Venkatesh Mani Selvaraj, Nagesh Laxminarayana Kurella, Rohan Saraswat, Veera Paparao Bolla
  • Patent number: 10147173
    Abstract: A method for identifying a plurality of features of interest in a seismic image includes ranking each feature of interest. The method also includes modeling a relationship between the rank of each feature of interest and a user rating of the feature of interest. The method further includes updating the ranking of the plurality of features of interest, including (1) receiving a user rating for one feature of interest that has not been previously rated by a user; (2) updating the model of the relationship between the rank of each feature of interest and the user rating of the feature of interest based on the user rating; (3) applying the model to the ranking of the plurality of features of interest; and (4) repeating steps (1)-(3) until a termination criterion is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignees: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, EXXONMOBIL UPSTREAM RESEARCH COMPANY
    Inventors: Xiaojie Huang, Ali Can, Shubao Liu, Mark W. Dobin, Mary Johns, Leslie A. Wahrmund
  • Patent number: 10148206
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling operation of a power converter based on grid conditions are provided. In particular, a first gating voltage can be applied to a switching element of a power converter associated with a wind-driven power generation system. The first gating voltage can be greater than a threshold voltage for the switching element. A grid event associated with an electrical grid coupled to the power generation system can be detected. A second gating voltage can be applied to the gate of the switching element during the detected grid event. The second gating voltage can be greater than the first gating voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Harold Robert Schnetzka, Allen Michael Ritter, Robert Gregory Wagoner, Daniel E. Jordy
  • Patent number: 10138431
    Abstract: A method for cracking hydrocarbon, comprises: providing steam and hydrocarbon; and feeding steam and hydrocarbon into a reactor accessible to hydrocarbon and comprising a perovskite material of formula AaBbCcDdO3??, wherein 0<a<1.2, 0?b?1.2, 0.9<a+b?1.2, 0<c<1.2, 0?d?1.2, 0.9<c+d?1.2, ?0.5<?<0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Shizhong Wang, Wenqing Peng, Qijia Fu, Zhigang Deng, Zhaoping Wu, Chuan Lin, Yanfei Gu, Xiao Zhang, Lawrence Bernard Kool
  • Patent number: 10138940
    Abstract: A roller bearing cage that includes a cylindrical body including a plurality of pocket holes defined within and positioned circumferentially about the cylindrical body. Each pocket hole includes a pair of side portions and a pair of end portions meeting with the pair of side portions at a corner portion. The corner portion is contoured with a compound radius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Fabio Nonato de Paula, Yi Han, Joseph Robert Dickman
  • Patent number: 10137499
    Abstract: A method of forming a component having an internal passage defined therein is provided. The method includes positioning a jacketed core with respect to a mold. The jacketed core includes a hollow structure formed at least partially by an additive manufacturing process, and an inner core disposed within the hollow structure. The method also includes introducing a component material in a molten state into a cavity of the mold, and cooling the component material in the cavity to form the component. The inner core is positioned to define the internal passage within the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Timothy Michael Moricca, Stephen Francis Rutkowski, Stanley Frank Simpson, Joseph Leonard Moroso
  • Patent number: 10139267
    Abstract: A method includes collecting a data for a time from sensors to a fixed monitoring system. The fixed monitoring system is fixedly coupled to a turbo-machinery and the sensors are configured to monitor the turbo-machinery, also, the time comprises at least one week. The method also includes recovering the data by coupling a portable machinery monitor to the fixed monitoring system and retrieving the data into the portable machinery monitor. The method also includes analyzing the data to determine one or more machinery conditions. The analyzing the data comprises analyzing the data via the portable machinery monitor, an external system, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kevin Brian Deverell, Matt Benjamin Kalb, Mel Gabriel Maalouf, David John Shafer, Ryan Gregory Roaldson
  • Patent number: 10138873
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for recalibrating nacelle-positions of a plurality of wind turbines in a wind park is implemented by a nacelle calibration computing device including a processor and a memory device coupled to the processor. The method includes identifying at least two associated wind turbines included within the wind park wherein each associated wind turbine includes location information, determining a plurality of predicted wake features for the associated wind turbines based at least partially on the location information of each associated wind turbine, retrieving a plurality of historical performance data related to the associated wind turbines, determining a plurality of current wake features based on the plurality of historical performance data, identifying a variance between the predicted wake features and the current wake features, and determining a recalibration factor for at least one of the associated wind turbines based on the identified variance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Peter Alan Gregg, Megan Michela Wilson, Siddhanth Chandrashekar, Vineel Chandrakanth Gujjar, Manisha Srivastava, Colin Craig McCulloch
  • Patent number: 10138743
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an impingement cooling system for a gas turbine engine having a gas turbine engine component and an insert positioned within the gas turbine engine component. The insert includes an insert body that defines an inner cavity therein, a first impingement aperture, a first heat exchanger inlet aperture, and a first heat exchanger outlet aperture. A first baffle extends outwardly from an outer surface of the insert body. The first baffle, the gas turbine engine component, and the insert body define a first and a second cooling chamber therebetween. The first impingement aperture fluidly couples the inner cavity of the insert body and the first cooling chamber. A first heat exchanger wall couples to an inner surface of the insert body. The first heat exchanger wall and the insert body define a first heat exchanger chamber therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Sandip Dutta
  • Patent number: 10138736
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed toward systems including a turbomachine blade tip shroud having a pressure side portion and a suction side portion. The pressure side portion and the suction side portion are divided by a mean camber line of a turbomachine blade, and the pressure side portion has a greater surface area than the suction side portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Rohit Chouhan, Sumeet Soni, Paul Kendall Smith, Srinivasa Govardhan Jayana, Sylvain Pierre, Harish Bommanakatte, Spencer Aaron Kareff
  • Patent number: 10137788
    Abstract: A power electronic device includes at least one inductor configured to couple to a first capacitor and a second capacitor. The power electronic device includes a controller configured to control a first current conducting through the inductor and a second current conducting through the inductor. The first and second currents conduct in opposite directions with respect to each other, and the first and second currents interact with each other through the inductor such that a net direct current (DC) component through the inductor is approximately zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Pierluigi Tenca, Paolo Soldi, Fabio Carastro
  • Patent number: 10138735
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present disclosure, an airfoil for a rotor blade of a gas turbine includes a normalized pressure side wall portion thickness, a normalized suction side wall portion thickness, a normalized leading edge wall thickness, and a normalized trailing edge wall thickness. The values of theses thicknesses define the pressure side wall portion thickness, the suction side wall portion thickness, the leading edge wall thickness, and the trailing edge wall thickness, which improve heat transfer, flow distribution, and mechanical load transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Adebukola Oluwaseun Benson, Xiuzhang James Zhang, Nicholas Alvin Hogberg, Kenneth Earl Williams
  • Patent number: 10140741
    Abstract: A mobile computing device for providing an indication of process readings of a machine includes a processor configured to receive an image of a process indicator wherein capture of the image is initiated using the mobile computing device proximate the machine. The at least one processor is also configured to determine a template including a template image of the process indicator and template components of the process indicator. The at least one processor is further configured to display the received image and the determined template image such that they overlay each other and align the received image with the determined template image. The at least one processor is also configured to determine a position of a value indicator with respect to a scale of the process indicator, transform the determined position to a process indicator value, and store the process indicator value in the one or more memory devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Nigel Trevor Leigh, Brett Ralph Taylor, Robert Steven Craft, Stephen James Post
  • Patent number: D835100
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Zhan, Lei Xia, Jun Hou, Zhiye Lu