Patents Assigned to General Electric Technology GmbH
  • Patent number: 10763666
    Abstract: A voltage source converter comprises a converter arm extending between two terminals each terminal being connectable to a or a respective electrical network, the converter arm including a valve that includes at least one module, the or each module being operable to selectively provide a voltage source; and a controller programmed to selectively operate the valve to clamp a voltage at either or both of the two terminals and thereby operate the valve as a current limiter to limit a selected current flowing in the converter arm at or below a fixed or variable current threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Guillaume Depreville, Stephane Brehaut
  • Patent number: 10763061
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drive rod for driving a movable contact element of a high-voltage switching device, wherein said drive rod comprises a first section for connecting said drive rod to a drive mechanism, a second section for connecting said drive rod to said movable contact element, and an intermediate section between said first section and said second section, characterized in that said intermediate section comprises coupling means for rotatably coupling said first section to said second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventor: Gerrit Boehm
  • Patent number: 10763742
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling a fault blocking voltage source converter apparatus which is, in use, connected to an AC system and a DC system for power transmission, in the event of a DC side interruption operating the voltage source converter apparatus after identification of a need for a DC side interruption based on a voltage order, so as to extract at least some electrical energy stored in the connected DC system to the voltage source converter apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Robin Gupta, Carl Barker, Robert Whitehouse, Andrzej Adamczyk
  • Patent number: 10760717
    Abstract: A dissimilar metal connection arrangement comprising a dissimilar metal connection between a first member made of a first metal and having a first end, and a second member made of a second metal different from said first metal with regard to its metallurgical behavior, and having a second end, wherein the first end of the first member is fixedly connected to the second end of the second member. An increased lifetime of the connection is achieved by arranging a heating means at said dissimilar metal connection for controlled heating of said dissimilar metal connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GmbH
    Inventors: Ewelina Kos, Roland Buetikofer, Guenter Schmalzbauer, Amitkumar Shukla
  • Patent number: 10760684
    Abstract: A device for actuating a rotating shaft selected from a plurality of parallel rotating shafts, comprising a driving shaft supported and actuated by corresponding rotation means, which is provided with a driving gear for the transmission of torque, a plurality of driven shafts each one of which is provided with a corresponding driven gear that is designed to be meshed with the driving gear, the driven gears being arranged on the respective driven shaft in an axial position that is offset with respect to the other driven gears, the driving gear being capable of performing a translational movement axially with means of translational motion for alternate meshing with one of the driven gears, the device further comprising means of prevention of rotation for the driven shafts whose driven gear is not meshed with the driving gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Vincenzo Girlando, Dario Bergamo
  • Patent number: 10760789
    Abstract: A boiler includes an enclosure having at least a supply for fuel and oxidizer and at least a supply for a SNCR reagent. The supply for the SNCR reagent includes at least a regulation valve for the SNCR reagent. The boiler includes at least a sensor for measuring information indicative of the NOx concentration over at least one given enclosure cross section. The boiler includes a controller connected to the at least a sensor and to the at least a regulation valve. The controller regulates the SNCR reagent supply according to the measured information indicative of the NOx concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Hilber, Klaus Schnieder
  • Patent number: 10755879
    Abstract: A circuit breaker including a stationary frame, at least a pair of arc contacts, an actuation rod, a compression chamber in which a portion of the dielectric gas is compressed; a cylinder and a piston connected with the rod, which are movable within the stationary frame along main axis, for compressing the portion of the dielectric gas in the compression chamber; a link mechanism connecting the piston to the rod, wherein the stationary frame includes a cylindrical portion with which each of the piston and of the cylinder are radially in gastight contact and which bounds the compression chamber together with the piston and the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Joel Ozil, Matthieu Barre, Cedrid Delhomme, Nadia Hasnaoui
  • Patent number: 10753680
    Abstract: A method for separating carbon dioxide from flue gas to generate a high purity CO2 stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Andrea Caruso, Olaf Stallmann, Markus Jorg Weitzel, Christian Karl Britz
  • Patent number: 10755845
    Abstract: A top head housing for a current transformer, mounted on top of an insulating column of the current transformer, and forming a chamber for windings of the current transformer, the top head housing being made of two parts fixed one to the other, and including two openings through each of which a conductor penetrates the chamber, the openings being symmetrically opposed with reference to a main vertical axis of the top head housing, wherein the two parts of the top head housing consist of two half shells including identical bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GmbH
    Inventors: Matthew Smith, Zoltan Roman
  • Patent number: 10749335
    Abstract: There is provided a method of operating a reconfigurable differential protection scheme for carrying out differential protection of an electrical power network, the electrical power network comprising terminals, each of the terminals configured to be in communication with each other within a communications network. The method includes controlling the differential protection scheme to deactivate the differential protection, and selecting a terminal to be configured out of or into the differential protection scheme. The method also includes communicating reconfiguration information among the terminals, the reconfiguration information including the selection of the terminal to be configured out of or into the differential protection scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: John Westwood, Yanzhong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10746779
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining a fault location distance or distance protection in a multi-phase power transmission medium, configured to; determine a set of line fault parameters based on a measurement of voltage and current at a point of said power transmission medium and a fault type, the line fault parameters determined at a plurality of sample times determine a derivative with respect to time of a line fault parameters representative of an inductive part of measured faulty phase current; determine a set of phasors using a Fourier transformation of the derivative and of the remaining line fault parameters at the plurality of sample times and use said set of phasors to determine a fault location distance or distance projection distance along the power transmission medium; wherein, the determination of the fault location distance or the distance protection distance is based on the line equation; U . P = U . F + [ R 1 ? I . PR + X 1 ? 0 ? I . PX ] ? D F .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Hengxu Ha, Sankara Subramanian Sri Gopala Krishna Murthi
  • Patent number: 10744534
    Abstract: A classifier for separating particles is provided. The classifier includes a rotor having a direction of rotation defined by a rotational axis of the rotor, and a plurality of blades disposed on the rotor around the rotational axis. At least one blade of the plurality has a swept orientation in the direction of rotation. The at least one blade is arranged to contact and direct the particles away from the classifier and thereby restrict the particles from concentrating in areas adjacent to the classifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Paul Colson, Douglas Crafts
  • Patent number: 10739396
    Abstract: In example embodiments, there is provided enhanced disturbance management for an electrical power system. An enhanced disturbance management component can be operable to read monitoring data based on power flow measurements associated with measurement devices connected to an electrical power system, wherein the monitoring data can comprise alarm data indicative of an electrical disturbance within the electrical power system, and topology data indicative of a topology of the electrical power system. The enhanced disturbance management component can be operable to correlating the alarm data with a change in the topology data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Saugata Swapan Biswas, Manu Parashar, Anil Jampala
  • Patent number: 10740585
    Abstract: A system and method for reading a barcode displayed on an object is provided. The system includes a barcode reader having a plurality of cameras communicatively coupled to an image processor, and a controller device communicatively coupled to the plurality of cameras and the image processor. The cameras are arranged to define a first opening therebetween sized to receive the object therein. The controller device triggers an operation of each camera. Each camera is operative to capture a respective image of a different corresponding portion of the surface of the object, and to send the respective image to the image processor. The image processor is configured to combine the respective images received from each camera into a composite image, and to read a barcode from the composite image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Ronald Konopacki, Matthew David Allen, Allan Gunn Ferry
  • Patent number: 10739412
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining a phase associated with a ground fault on a multi-phase power distribution network, the apparatus configured to, based on determination of a spike fault, determine which of a plurality of RMS values of phase-to-phase fault currents is the minimum, said minimum RMS value indicative of a particular phase of the multi-phase power distribution network associated with the ground fault.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Zheng Wang, Yongyue Ma, Hengxu Ha
  • Patent number: 10742034
    Abstract: In the presented solution reactive power is compensated for in connection with a power transmission line with an arrangement which comprises at least one transformer and at least one reactive power compensator. The at least one reactive power compensator comprises a voltage source converter and switched elements. The switched elements may be thyristor switched capacitors and/or thyristor switch reactors, for example. The voltage source converter may provide reactive power in a linear or step less manner. The transformer is a three winding transformer having a high voltage side connectable to the power transmission line, a first low voltage side connected to the voltage source converter and a second low voltage side connected to the switched elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Antero Kähkönen, Sami Kuusinen
  • Patent number: 10742016
    Abstract: A circuit interruption apparatus, for an electrical network, comprising a circuit interruption device that is operatively connectable at a source side to a source of the electrical network and at a back side to a load of an electrical network. The circuit interruption device when closed permits and when open inhibits the current flow between the source side the back side. The current interruption device is configured to open when a current flowing therethrough meets or exceeds a fault current threshold. The circuit interruption apparatus also includes a fault current level determination unit that is configured to determine a predicted fault current level as a function of measured current and voltage values at the circuit interruption device before and after a variation in the current and voltage values at the circuit interruption device that result from a change of load at the back side of the circuit interruption device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Botong Li, Wentao Huang, Hengxu Ha, Sankara Subramanian Sri Gopala Krishna Murthi
  • Publication number: 20200248592
    Abstract: System and method of operating the system. The system having a heat pump cycle, a turbine cycle, a medium storage cycle and a water storage cycle. By way of the heat pump cycle, heat of a working fluid can be transferred to a thermal medium (M) for storing thermal energy. By way of the turbine cycle, heat of the thermal medium (M) can be transferred to a working fluid (F). In so doing electric energy can be converted into thermal energy or transferred from thermal energy into electric energy by operating either the heat pump cycle or the turbine cycle. The thermal coupling between the water storage cycle and the heat pump cycle is provided by a water-to-fluid heat exchanger and the thermal coupling between the water storage cycle and the turbine cycle is provided by a fluid-to-water heat exchanger. The water storage cycle additionally contains an air-cooled water-cooling unit that can be operated independent from the water-to-fluid heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Matthew Alexander LEHAR, Mathilde BIEBER, Vipluv Kamalesh AGA
  • Patent number: 10733901
    Abstract: In example embodiments, there is provided a dynamic dispatcher simulator for an electrical power system. The dynamic dispatcher simulator can be operable to receive an input from a user identity during a run time, wherein the input represents a disturbance event indicative of a simulated disturbance to an electrical power system. Based on the input, a signal can be transmitted to a transient simulation engine component. The transient simulation engine component can output simulated phasor measurement unit data representative of the disturbance event to a wide area monitoring system that facilitates a display of alarms in response to the receipt of the simulated phasor measurement unit data. The dynamic dispatcher training simulator can also receive another input from the user during the run time, the second input being representative of a simulated condition related to the electrical power system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Fairchild, Srinivasan Radhakrishnan, Manu Parashar, Jay Giri
  • Patent number: 10731849
    Abstract: A waterwall panel welding apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes an inlet assembly, a welding assembly, an outlet assembly, and a heating system. The inlet assembly is for receiving a plurality of tubes. The welding assembly is for receiving the tubes from the inlet assembly and for allowing the tubes to be welded together to form a waterwall panel. The outlet assembly is for receiving the waterwall panel from the welding assembly. The heating system heats the tubes and operates via magnetic induction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Ronald Francis Konopacki, Russell Brumfield