Patents Assigned to General Electric Company
  • Patent number: 10068879
    Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) device is described. The IC device includes a substrate. A connection component including a cavity therethrough is attached to the substrate. A memory die is positioned in the cavity of the connection component and is electrically coupled to the substrate. A logic die extends over the memory die and at least a portion of the connection component, and is electrically coupled to the connection component and the memory die. The connection component is formed free of through silicon vias and is electrically coupled to the substrate through wire bonding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Arun Virupaksha Gowda
  • Patent number: 10066632
    Abstract: The present application provides an inlet bleed heat control system for a compressor of a gas turbine engine. The inlet bleed heat control system provides an inlet bleed heat manifold and an ejector in communication with the inlet bleed heat manifold such that the ejector is in communication with a flow of compressor discharge air and a flow of ambient air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Joseph Philip Klosinski, Sanji Ekanayake, John Clisby Blanton, Alston Ilford Scipio
  • Patent number: 10068733
    Abstract: A switching system includes a MEMS switching circuit having a MEMS switch and a driver circuit, and an auxiliary circuit coupled in parallel with the MEMS switching circuit that comprises solid state switching circuitry. A control circuit in communication with the MEMS switching circuit and the auxiliary circuit performs selective switching of a load current towards the MEMS switching circuitry and the auxiliary circuit, with the control circuit programmed to transmit a control signal to the driver circuit to cause the MEMS switch to actuate to an open or closed position across a switching interval, activate the auxiliary circuit during the switching interval when the MEMS switch is switching between the open and closed positions, and deactivate the auxiliary circuit upon reaching the open or closed position after completion of the switching interval, such that the load current selectively flows through the MEMS switch and the solid state switching circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Yanfei Liu, Glenn Scott Claydon, Christopher Fred Keimel, Christian Michael Giovanniello, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10069303
    Abstract: A power generation system is provided. The system includes a bus, at least two converters, an energy-type energy storage unit (ES), a power-type energy storage unit (PS) and a controller. The ES and the PS are coupled in parallel to the bus through corresponding converters of the at least two converters. The controller is configured to control the ES and the PS through the corresponding converters in at least two conditions during a charging mode and a discharging mode: when a power for the ES and PS is below a power threshold, control the power to flow between the ES and the bus; and when the power is above the power threshold, control a part of the power to flow between the ES and the bus and another part of the power to flow between the PS and the bus. And a method for generating power is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Tong Zhao, Rong Li, Xu Fu, Bernard P. Landa
  • Patent number: 10064589
    Abstract: A method for attenuation correcting a PET image of a target includes locating a radiopaque structure by MRI scan of the target; fitting a model of the radiopaque structure to the MRI scan image; and correcting attenuation of the PET image based on the fitted model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kevin Matthew Koch, Gaspar Delso
  • Patent number: 10067606
    Abstract: A touchscreen display device and method of user input control therefor includes a graphical display that senses at least a touch down state and a touch off state at a plurality of locations displaying information. A processor is configured to receive the touch down states and touch off states at each of the plurality of locations. The processor is configured to measure an elapsed time from receipt of at least one touch down state at a subset of the plurality of locations. The processor further is configured to alter the display of information at the subset of locations if the touch down state persists beyond a predetermined elapsed time indicative of an interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Venkatesh Barat
  • Patent number: 10066641
    Abstract: A system is provided, including an airfoil. The airfoil includes a first suction portion of a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with Cartesian coordinate values of X, Y, and Z of a suction side as set forth in TABLE I to a maximum of three decimal places, wherein the X and Y values of the suction side are coordinate values that couple together to define suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile at each Z coordinate value, the suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile are coupled together to define the first suction portion, the airfoil includes an airfoil length along a Z axis, the first suction portion comprises a first portion length along the Z axis, the first portion length is less than or equal to the airfoil length, and the Cartesian coordinate values of X, Y, and Z are non-dimensional values convertible to dimensional distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Prabakaran Modachur Krishnan, Dwight Eric Davidson, Nandakumar Aladahalli Rangaswamy
  • Patent number: 10068084
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method of mutual certificate authentication between a first device and a second device based on location is described. This embodiment of a method comprises receiving a request from a first device, wherein the request comprises a location of the first device; registering a first public key for the first device in response to the request, wherein the registration associates the first device with the first public key; determining at least one second device that can be accessed by the first device based upon a location of the second device relative to the location of the first device; registering a second public key for the second device, wherein the registration associates the second device with the second public key; sending the second public key to the first device; sending the first public key to the second device; and mutually authenticating the first device to the second device when the first device and the second device are connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Sitaraman Suthamali Lakshminarayanan
  • Patent number: 10068468
    Abstract: Provided is a control system for an outdoor communication system mounted to a fixture of the outdoor communication system that includes at least one sensor configured to sense and perform wireless communication, and a cover formed at least partially transparent and configured to house the at least one sensor and transmit signals through the cover for wireless communication with the outdoor communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ashbeel Younas John, Louis Bacon, Youcef Chaoua, Justin E. Foster, Victor Ion Isac
  • Patent number: 10068840
    Abstract: An electrical interconnect assembly for use in an integrated circuit package includes a mounting substrate having a thickness defined between a first surface and a second surface thereof and at least one electrically conductive pad formed on the first surface of the mounting substrate. A metallization layer coats a surface of the at least one electrically conductive pad and is electrically coupled thereto. The metallization layer also coats portion of the first surface of the mounting substrate and extends through at least one via formed through the thickness of the mounting substrate. A method of manufacturing an electrical interconnect assembly includes forming at least one top side contact pad on a top surface of a mounting substrate and depositing a metallization layer on the top side contact pad(s), on an exposed portion of the top surface, and into via(s) formed through a thickness of the mounting substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Paul Alan McConnelee, Kevin Matthew Durocher, Scott Smith, Donald Paul Cunningham
  • Publication number: 20180247406
    Abstract: Systems and methods of stent enhancement in medical images includes obtaining a plurality of medical images of a vessel and a stent. A centerline of the vessel is obtained in medical images of the plurality of medical images. A deformation field across the medical images of the plurality of medical images is estimated based at least in part upon the obtained centerlines. The medical images of the plurality of medical images are registered to a common reference image. The images are temporally integrated to obtain an enhanced visual representation of the stent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Liliane Ramus, Regis Vaillant
  • Patent number: 10060443
    Abstract: A system is provided, including an airfoil. The airfoil includes a first suction portion of a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with Cartesian coordinate values of X, Y, and Z of a suction side as set forth in TABLE I to a maximum of three decimal places, wherein the X and Y values of the suction side are coordinate values that couple together to define suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile at each Z coordinate value, the suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile are coupled together to define the first suction portion, the airfoil includes an airfoil length along a Z axis, the first suction portion comprises a first portion length along the Z axis, the first portion length is less than or equal to the airfoil length, and the Cartesian coordinate values of X, Y, and Z are non-dimensional values convertible to dimensional distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael James Dutka, Antanu Sadhu, Sharan Shanti, Sunil Rajagopal
  • Patent number: 10061007
    Abstract: A method for acquiring 3D multispectral MRI of a target includes scanning a spectrum of spectral windows with an MRI scanner, wherein each spectral window of the spectrum defines a continuously-differentiable distribution of frequencies around a scan frequency and adjacent scan frequencies are spaced apart by substantially uniform frequency offsets such that adjacent spectral windows substantially uniformly overlap, wherein selected adjacent spectral windows are scanned in consecutive passes, and nearest neighbor spectral windows within each pass are scanned at a maximum temporal spacing within the pass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Dawei Gui, Kevin Matthew Koch
  • Patent number: 10060872
    Abstract: A system includes an impedance gas sensor configured to be in contact with one or more hydrocarbons. The impedance sensor includes electrodes and a sensing region circuit that is configured to have a sensing material and to generate electrical stimuli to the sensing material upon exposure to one or more hydrocarbons at one or more of a reduced heater voltage or a reduced sensing region temperature as compared to a prescribed heater voltage or a prescribed sensing region temperature. The system also includes one or more processors configured to receive electrical signals from the sensor, where the electrical signals are representative of impedance responses of the sensing material to one or more hydrocarbons. The one or more processors also are configured to analyze the impedance responses and determine an amount of at least one hydrocarbon of interest in the one or more hydrocarbons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Radislav Alexandrovich Potyrailo, Pradheepram Ottikkutti, Najeeb Kuzhiyil
  • Patent number: 10062466
    Abstract: An apparatus for reducing radiation scatter in an imaging system having an operational slot for receiving an anti-scatter grid. The apparatus includes an imaging system component having at least one storage slot formed therein for selectively storing an anti-scatter grid when the grid is not in the operational slot of the imaging system. The apparatus further includes an operational slot sensor configured to detect the presence of an anti-scatter grid and/or an imaging property of a grid in the operational slot. The system allows an operator to select an appropriate anti-scatter grid for use in the imaging system from one or more anti-scatter grids that are located within the operational and/or storage slots of the imaging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Francois Kotian
  • Patent number: 10061298
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include methods, systems, and program products for controlling a machine. Methods according to the present disclosure can include: calculating, using a performance model of the machine, a set of inter-stage conditions of the machine corresponding to one of a set of input conditions and a set of output conditions during an operation of the machine, wherein the machine includes a turbine component having a fluid path therein traversing a plurality of turbine stages and a plurality of inter-stage positions; calibrating the performance model of the machine based on a difference between a predicted value in the performance model of the machine and one of the set of input conditions and the set of output conditions; and adjusting an operating parameter of the machine based on the calibrated performance model and the calculated set of inter-stage conditions of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Anurag Singh, Steven Di Palma
  • Patent number: 10060358
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, a gas turbine system includes a gas turbine, a compressor bleed valve, various sensors, and a valve health assessment system. The compressor bleed valve bleeds a portion of air received by the compressor during certain operating modes. The valve health assessment system includes a processor that uses a neural network model to generate a first failure mode predictor of the compressor bleed valve by processing operational data provided by the various sensors. The processor also generates a second failure mode predictor of the compressor bleed valve by using empirical data and a valve transfer function. The processor further generates a third failure mode predictor of the compressor bleed valve by using predictive data and a prediction model. The processor then applies a holistic procedure to the three failure mode predictors to derive a probability of occurrence of a failure in the compressor bleed valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Awadesh Kumar Tiwari, Aditi Koppikar, Jerome Lefin, Nimmy Paulose, James Vanwormer
  • Patent number: 10060857
    Abstract: A system includes one or more processors configured to create a projection matrix based on a three-dimensional (3D) model of a part and sensor data associated with a workpiece in a workspace of a robotic manipulator. The projection matrix provides a mapping between sensor coordinates associated with the sensor data and 3D coordinates associated with the 3D model. The one or more processors are configured to identify a set of sensor coordinates from the sensor data corresponding to a feature indication associated with the workpiece, and to determine from the set of sensor coordinates a set of 3D coordinates using the projection matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Steeves Bouchard, Stephane Harel, John Karigiannis, Nicolas Saudrais, David Cantin, Ser Nam Lim, Maxime Beaudoin Pouliot, Jean-Philippe Choiniere
  • Patent number: 10061897
    Abstract: An example method includes: classifying lung function risk based on patient attributes and a clinical protocol; generating alarms and incentives for compliance with the clinical protocol based on patient attributes, clinical protocol, and patient lung function risk; determining an orientation and position of a clinical device based on tagged feature(s) of the clinical device compared to identified patient feature(s); monitoring patient interaction with the clinical device; identifying a deviation from the clinical protocol based on the monitored patient interaction, a patient biometric indicator, and a desired setpoint state in the protocol; when a deviation is identified, providing feedback proportional to the deviation, the feedback including an adjustment with respect to the clinical protocol and/or the clinical device; and triggering at least one alarm and/or incentive based on deviation and feedback, wherein the alarm/incentives differs based on whether and to what extent deviation is identified and feed
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Christopher Donald Johnson, Peter Henry Tu, Andrew Phelps Day, Ting Yu, Jeffrey Richardson Terry
  • Patent number: D826966
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mary C. Burton, Balaji Raman, Beate Fritsch, Timothy Scott Gasperak, Christopher Ryan Baum, Jonathan Simcha Knoll, Matthew Robert Ventre, Jorge Agustin Arango