General Electric Patents

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  • Patent number: 10237567
    Abstract: Reconstructing a second component signal relating to a second component of a multi-component picture from a spatially corresponding portion of a reconstructed first component signal and a correction signal derived from a data stream for the second component promises increased coding efficiency over a broader range of multi-component picture content. By including the spatially corresponding portion of the reconstructed first component signal into the reconstruction of the second component signal, any remaining inter-component redundancies/correlations present such as still present despite a possibly a priori performed component space transformation, or present because of having been introduced by such a priori performed component space transformation, for example, may readily be removed by way of the inter-component redundancy/correlation reduction of the second component signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION LLC
    Inventors: Tung Nguyen, Ali Atef Ibrahim Khairat Abdelhamid, Detlev Marpe
  • Patent number: 10232444
    Abstract: A clad article is disclosed including an article and a cladding layer. The article includes a surface layer, at least one cavity disposed within the article below the surface layer, and at least one microcrack disposed in the surface layer. The surface layer includes an HTW alloy. The cladding layer is disposed on a surface of the surface layer, and is formed from a PSP brazed to the article. The cladding layer is disposed over the at least one microcrack. A method for forming the clad article is disclosed including disposing the PSP on the article and brazing the PSP to the article. Brazing the PSP to the article forms the cladding layer disposed on the article over the at least one microcrack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Srikanth Chandrudu Kottilingam, Brian Lee Tollison, Yan Cui
  • Patent number: 10233759
    Abstract: A system includes an airfoil that includes a first suction portion of a nominal airfoil profile in accordance with Cartesian coordinate values of X, Y, and Z of a suction side as set forth in TABLE I, 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 includes 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: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Marc Edward Blohm, Sharan Shanti
  • Patent number: 10232440
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a main body of a trapped vortex fuel injector having a main body defining a fuel circuit. The method includes determining three-dimensional information of the main body including the fuel circuit where the fuel circuit is fully circumscribed within the main body and extends between an annular portion and a semi-annular portion of the main body and where the three-dimensional information of the main body further includes a plurality of fuel injection ports which provide for fluid communication between the fuel circuit and a trapped vortex pre-mix zone. The method further includes converting the three-dimensional information into a plurality of slices that define a cross-sectional layer of the main body and successively forming each layer of the main body by fusing a metallic powder using laser energy or electron beam energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Patrick Benedict Melton
  • Patent number: 10232310
    Abstract: A multi-function duct for a dry scrubber system useful for processing a gas stream, such as a flue gas stream produced by a fossil fuel fired boiler, a combustion process or the like, is provided. The multi-function duct is useful for a circulating dry scrubber (CDS) dry flue gas desulfurization (DFGD) system operable for dry or moistened reducing agent distribution into a flue gas stream flowing therethrough. As such, the distributed dry or moistened reducing agent reacts with acid gas in the flue gas to produce a dry reaction product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Bennie Randolf Hubard, IV, Mark Albert Fiedler
  • Patent number: 10233786
    Abstract: The present application provides a method of evaluating fatigue damage in an actuator spring of a valve used in a turbine by a data acquisition system. The method may include the steps of receiving a number of operating parameters from a number of sensors including valve spindle position over time, determining cyclic loading on the actuator spring based upon the valve spindle position over time, generating an intended design lifetime for the actuator spring, determining a fatigue damage indicator based on the cyclic loading as compared to the intended design lifetime, and altering one or more of the operating parameters and/or initiating repair procedures based upon the fatigue damage indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Reigl, Soeren Lange
  • Patent number: 10233892
    Abstract: This hydrokinetic rotor is arranged to be rotated by a flow of a liquid. This rotor comprises of an inner ring, an outer ring and at least one blade extending between the inner ring and the outer ring in a radial direction (R), the inner rings and the external rings being centered on a same longitudinal axis (X). This rotor comprises of at least one radial axis extending radially between the inner ring and the outer ring, and at least one blade is movable around the respective radial axis. The rotor comprises of the limitation means of the movement in rotation of at least one blade mentioned above around its respective radial axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GE ENERGY POWER CONVERSION TECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventors: Hugo Duchene, Philippe Cagnin, Antoine Girard-Pecarrere
  • Patent number: 10232328
    Abstract: A gas mixing arrangement for mixing a process gas (MF) of a process plant, which arrangement comprises a gas duct (10a) for flow of said process gas, a mixing plate section (24) arranged in the gas duct (10a) and comprising at least one mixing plate (42, 44) arranged at an angle with respect to a main flow direction (C) of said process gas flowing through the gas duct (10a). The arrangement further comprises a guide vane section (22) arranged upstream of said mixing plate section (24) to cooperate therewith in mixing the process gas (MF) flowing through the gas duct (10a), the guide vane section (22) comprises a first group of guide vanes (26) arranged to direct a first gas flow portion (GP1) in a direction towards a first side wall (34) of the gas duct (10a), and a second group of guide vanes (28) arranged to direct a second gas flow portion (GP2) in a direction towards a second side wall (36) of the gas duct (10a), said second side wall (36) being opposite said first side wall (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Ali Tabikh, Anders Hjelmberg
  • Patent number: 10233761
    Abstract: A turbine airfoil for a rotating blade or stationary nozzle vane includes an airfoil body including a leading edge and a trailing edge. A coolant supply passage extends within the airfoil body, and a coolant return passage extends within the airfoil body. A first trench is in an external surface of the airfoil body, the first trench extending to the trailing edge and being in fluid communication with the coolant supply passage. A second trench is in the external surface of the airfoil body, the second trench extending to the trailing edge and being in fluid communication with the coolant return passage and the first trench. A cover seats in the airfoil body and encloses the trenches to form coolant passages with the airfoil body. In embodiments, two coolant passages to and back from the trailing edge may be used to allow for a recycling flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Zachary John Snider, Gregory Thomas Foster, Joseph Anthony Weber, James Fredric Wiedenhoefer
  • Patent number: 10232473
    Abstract: A system and method for performing laser induced breakdown spectroscopy during laser ablation of a coating, such as a TBC coating, deposited on a surface of a component, particularly to enable obtained spectrometry signals of the ablated coating to be used to monitor and control the laser ablation removal process in real-time. The system includes a laser energy source and a scan head interconnected with the laser energy source to receive a laser beam therefrom and then direct the laser beam onto the surface of the coated component. Collection optics collect radiation emitted from a laser-induced plasma generated by the laser beam at the surface of the coated component. The system is further equipped to spectrally analyze the radiation and generate a feedback signal for control and optimization of one or more operational parameters of the laser energy source in real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ying Zhou, Hongqiang Chen, Matthew Vaughan Schulmerich, Jason Christopher Gritti
  • Patent number: 10233775
    Abstract: An engine component for a gas turbine engine includes a film-cooled wall having a hot surface facing hot combustion gas and a cooling surface facing a cooling fluid flow. A film hole in the wall has an inlet, an outlet, and a passage connecting the inlet and outlet that defines an inflection point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Ronald Scott Bunker
  • Patent number: 10233771
    Abstract: In accordance with one aspect of the present technique a method includes receiving at least one of a speed and an acceleration of a rotating component in a rotating machine. The method includes determining whether at least one of the speed and the acceleration of the rotating component exceeds a non-trip operating (NTO) space in a speed-acceleration plane, wherein the NTO space is based on a trip overshoot model. The method further includes sending a notification for tripping the rotating machine in response to determining that at least one of the speed and the acceleration of the rotating component exceeds the NTO space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Matthijs Leonardus Gerardus Boerlage, Frederick William Block, William Forrester Seely
  • Patent number: 10233844
    Abstract: In one aspect the present subject matter is directed to a system for thermally shielding a portion of a shroud assembly for a gas turbine. The system includes a shroud support having a forward wall that includes a front side that is axially spaced from a back side and a radially inner surface that extends axially between the front and back sides. A shroud is mounted to the shroud support. The shroud includes a leading edge portion that extends towards the forward wall of the shroud support and a trailing edge portion that extends towards the aft wall of the shroud support. A radial gap is defined between a top surface of the leading edge portion and the radially inner surface of the forward wall. A thermal shield is disposed along a bottom portion of the forward wall and is oriented to face towards a flow of combustion gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Justin H. Bogard, Jason David Shapiro
  • Patent number: 10231677
    Abstract: Systems and methods for wirelessly controlling medical devices are provided. One system includes a portable user interface having a housing and a communication module within the housing configured to wirelessly communicate with at least one medical device. The portable user interface also includes a display displaying a graphical user interface to control the at least one medical device remotely, wherein the displayed graphical user interface corresponds to a control interface of the at least one medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Emil Markov Georgiev, Scott William Robinson, Bayne Robin Upton
  • Patent number: 10233846
    Abstract: A system for predicting performance of a liquid fuel system includes a processor and a memory communicatively coupled to the processor, wherein the memory stores instructions which when executed by the processor perform operations. The operations include establishing a baseline parameter for at least one physical parameter of a nozzle or a valve associated with at least one combustor of the liquid fuel system with at least one time. The operations also include obtaining one or more operational parameters associated with the liquid fuel system from one or more sensors during operation of a gas turbine engine. The operations further include utilizing an operational model of a fuel flow divider to output an action associated with the liquid fuel system based at least on the baseline parameter and the one or more operational parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Hua Zhang, Manuel Cardenas, Jr., David Trayhan
  • Patent number: 10236736
    Abstract: A damper finger segment is radially disposed between a retaining ring and a damper ring arrangement at a rotor end of a generator arrangement, in particular of a high power turbogenerator, having a multitude of plate-like finger elements with a longitudinal extension and arranged parallel to each other. Each neighboring pair of finger elements encloses a gap and all finger elements are joined at one end of each finger element by a band-like strip section having a longitudinal extension being oriented orthogonally to the longitudinal extension of the finger elements. At least one slot is provided in each plate-like finger element and/or in the band-like strip section. The at least one slot has a slot axis oriented parallel to the longitudinal extension of the plate-like finger elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Bartolomeus Irwanto, Yvonne Riedling, Gunter Scherf
  • Patent number: 10232439
    Abstract: A method of controlling an additive manufacturing process in which a directed energy source is used to selectively fuse powdered material to form a workpiece, in the presence of a gas flow, the method including: using at least one gas flow sensor to generate at least one gas flow measurement; and controlling at least one aspect of the additive manufacturing process in response to the at least one gas flow measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Scott Alan Gold, James Harding Shealy, Jonathan William Ortner
  • Patent number: 10233908
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods for de-icing a rotor blade of a wind turbine. The wind turbine has a nacelle mounted atop a tower. The nacelle has a rotor with a rotatable hub having rotor blade mounted thereto. The method includes shutting down the wind turbine in response to detecting ice on the rotor blade. The method also includes positioning the wind turbine in a de-icing position, the de-icing position including at least one of yawing the nacelle of the wind turbine such that the rotor is in a down-wind location of the tower or pitching the rotor blade such that a leading edge of the rotor blade is facing the tower. Another step includes de-icing the rotor blade while the rotor is in the de-icing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Samuel David Draper
  • Patent number: 10236733
    Abstract: A magnetic mass of an electric machine rotor extending along a longitudinal axis and comprising a plurality of housings, each housing being able to receive a respective electrically conductive bar. The magnetic mass further comprises, on at least one portion of its length along the longitudinal axis, at least one opening extending radially from one of the housings and opening outwards along a radial direction, substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GE ENERGY POWER CONVERSION TECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventors: Mathieu Bittermann, Graham Derek Le Flem
  • Patent number: 10233845
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine includes a first compressor, a casing surrounding the first compressor, and a liner extending forward from the first compressor. The gas turbine engine also includes a core turbine frame assembly extending between the liner and the casing and a bleed air assembly. The bleed air assembly includes a bleed valve positioned in the liner, and a duct in airflow communication with the bleed valve and defining in outlet. The duct is positioned within the core turbine frame assembly and extends to the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas Ory Moniz, Joseph George Rose, Patrick Sean Sage, Jeffrey Donald Clements, Jeffrey Glover
  • Patent number: 10234018
    Abstract: A planet gear rotatable on a planet bearing with cylindrical rollers is mounted to a carrier of an epicyclic gearing arrangement. Either the cylindrical outer surface of the support pin or the opposing cylindrical inner surface of the inner ring of the planet bearing includes a network of interconnected grooves. The support pin includes oil feed holes intersecting the grooves. Passages through the planet bearing's inner ring also connect to the grooves. A gas turbine engine includes a fan and LP shaft, which couples a compressor to a turbine. An epicyclic gearing arrangement has a single input from the LP shaft coupled to a sun gear, a single output coupled to the fan's shaft, and a planet bearing with a network of interconnected grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: William Howard Hasting, Kenneth Lee Fisher, Donald Albert Bradley, Joseph Robert Dickman
  • Patent number: 10233839
    Abstract: A heat exchanger assembly in one embodiment includes an inlet, an outlet, and a core. The inlet is configured to accept a fluid to be cooled and the outlet is configured to provide an exit for a flow of the fluid that has been cooled. The core includes at least one passageway formed therein configured for passage of the fluid to be cooled from the inlet to the outlet. The core also includes a receiving surface configured to receive a cooling flow therethrough. The core is configured to direct the cooling flow to pass by at least a portion of the at least one passageway to cool the fluid. The core is comprised of a high temperature geopolymer composite material. The composite material may be configured for use at temperatures above about 300 degrees Celsius, and may have a thermal conductivity below about 20 Watts/(meter*degree Kelvin).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Jorge Carretero Benignos
  • Patent number: 10233920
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the invention relate to diagnosing a compressor. A method may include monitoring a pressure of compressed air within a reservoir, actuating a piston within a cylinder of the compressor, and detecting a leak condition of an exhaust valve of the cylinder through recognition of a change in the monitored pressure of the compressed air within the reservoir during a time period in which the piston is actuated. A system is also disclosed including an engine, a compressor operatively connected to the engine, and a controller that is operable to determine a condition of the compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC
    Inventors: Bret Dwayne Worden, Richard C. Peoples, David E. Peterson, Jason M. Strode, Neil W. Burkell, Milan Karunaratne
  • Patent number: 10236719
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a power control method and device in a wireless power transmission system. According to the present invention, even if a CEP packet is not transmitted from a wireless power reception device over a certain period of time, a wireless power transmission device may additionally determine whether the wireless power reception device is located in a charging area and sustainably perform charging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GE HYBRID TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Chun Kil Jung, Soon Sang Kwon
  • Patent number: 10233893
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to runner unit of a tidal power plant, and more particular to a blade of the runner unit. The blade according to the invention provides a maximised efficiency of energy production of the tidal power plant during functioning of both direct and reverse modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GE RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Jacques Gilouin, Eleonore Guenot
  • Patent number: 10234210
    Abstract: A system includes a radiant syngas cooler which receives and cools syngas generated in a gasifier. The radiant syngas cooler includes an outer shell of the radiant syngas cooler defining an annular space of the radiant syngas cooler and a heat exchange tube of the radiant syngas cooler positioned within the annular space and configured to flow a cooling medium. The heat exchange tube is configured to enable heat exchange between the syngas and the cooling medium to cool the syngas. The radiant syngas cooler includes a downcomer tube of the radiant syngas cooler which supplies the cooling medium to the heat exchange tube, where the downcomer tube includes a downflow portion positioned outside of the annular space of the radiant syngas cooler. The downflow portion is fluidly coupled to a header, and the header fluidly couples the downcomer tube to the heat exchange tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Pallab Karmakar, Lien-Yan Chen, Qiong Zhou
  • Patent number: 10234852
    Abstract: A bioreactor control system comprises a batch server for controlling a bioreactor system in response to a recipe, a batch software system for generating a control sequence for the bioreactor system via the batch server for implementing the recipe, and a recipe conversion system that inputs the recipe into the batch software system. Preferably, the recipe conversion system reads a word processor file containing the recipe and interprets styles applied to text in the word processor file as indicating equipment and phases of the recipe to the recipe conversion system. Generally, the bioreactor system includes one or more bioreactors and additional hardware to perform the upstream and downstream processing. The document properties of the word processor file containing the recipe are applied as header information for the recipe input into the batch software system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES CORP.
    Inventor: David Mills
  • Patent number: 10236113
    Abstract: A device includes a printed circuit board (PCB). The device may also include a high voltage coil disposed on the PCB and a low voltage coil disposed on the PCB. Further, a conductive shield forms a three-dimensional enclosure around the high voltage coil and confines an electric field generated by the device to the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Alan Carroll Lovell, Mark Eugene Shepard, Andrew David McArthur, Qin Chen, Todd David Greenleaf
  • Patent number: 10235853
    Abstract: One or more industrial machines is selected from a navigation screen. The selected one or more industrial machines represents a context. A database is accessed and a visualization related to the one or more industrial machines and associated with the context is retrieved. Alarm data related to one or more alarms associated with the one or more industrial machines is received. The visualization is dynamically rendered to a user on a graphical display unit such that the alarm data is selectively displayed within the visualization and in a single view to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Nagesh Kurella, Abhik Banerjee, Ayush Srivastava, Siva S. Gundeboina, Venkata Ramana Vakulabharanam, Joseph Kenny
  • Patent number: 10234853
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein are configured for managing industrial assets. In an example embodiment, information about industrial assets or their use conditions, such as gathered from sensors embedded at or near industrial machines or assets themselves, can be aggregated, analyzed, and processed in software residing locally or remotely from the assets. In an example embodiment, applications can be provided to optimize an industrial asset for operation in a business context. In an example embodiment, a cloud-based asset management platform can include development tools to facilitate development, by end-users, of applications for interfacing with and optimizing industrial assets, and for managing relationships between various industrial assets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Himagiri Mukkamala, Steve Winkler, Subrata Roy, Harel Kodesh, Marc-Thomas Schmidt, Michael Hart
  • Patent number: 10234052
    Abstract: The valve comprises a housing defining a cavity having a side wall, a ceiling and an open end, a plunge slidable within the cavity, a control device for causing the plunge movement. The cavity has at least one slot on the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventor: Abdul Basheer Kuttecheri
  • Patent number: 10236146
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electric arc-blast nozzle for a circuit breaker comprising a middle portion forming a throat defining internally an axial passage for interrupting an electric arc, and two end portions extending on either side of the middle portion and being designed to receive respective arcing contacts and that are movable axially relative to each other. The middle portion and the two end portions are made of a same dielectric material obtained from a composition consisting of a fluorocarbon polymer matrix and of at least one oxide, the oxide(s) being present in a proportion by weight lying in the range 11% to 50%, relative to the total weight of the composition. The invention also relates to a circuit breaker including such a nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Daniel Vigouroux, Thomas Berteloot
  • Patent number: 10234405
    Abstract: A system for measuring steam wetness, including: a plurality of microwave sensors for detecting microwave signals passing through a supply of steam flowing through a cavity; a calibration system for calibrating the plurality of microwave sensors; a film measurement system for measuring a characteristic of a film flowing along an inner surface of the cavity; a system for determining a characteristic of the steam flowing through the cavity based on data provided by the plurality of microwave sensors; and a system for determining a wetness of the steam flowing through the cavity based on the characteristic of the steam flowing through the cavity and the characteristic of the film flowing along the inner surface of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Scott Anthony Barham
  • Patent number: 10234527
    Abstract: For the purpose of obtaining a spectrum suitable for acquiring information on a CEST effect, an MR apparatus comprises a Z-spectrum generating unit 91 for generating a Z-spectrum containing a CEST component representing a signal component affected by CEST and a baseline component representing a signal component unaffected by CEST based on data acquired by a plurality of sequences; a spectrum transforming unit 92 for transforming the Z-spectrum into a CPE spectrum; and first fitting unit 95 for calculating values of a plurality of coefficients included in a CEST term in an approximate expression of the CPE spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Mitsuharu Miyoshi
  • Publication number: 20190078046
    Abstract: A bioreactor system and packaging is provided. The bioreactor system includes a vessel for housing biomaterials for processing and a support structure. The vessel includes a flexible material defining a chamber and a mixing system positioned within the chamber. The mixing system includes an agitator for imparting motion and mixing to the contents of the vessel and includes a base affixed to the flexible material at a base section of the chamber, a shaft moveably mounted in the base and extending from the base into the chamber and at least one mixing element mounted to the shaft, the shaft configured to be driven by a motor magnetically coupled to the shaft and external to the lower portion of the chamber. The support structure is connected to the mixing system such that the shaft is moveable therein and configured to cooperate with an external structure to provide support for the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences Corp.
    Inventors: Steven James Forsberg, Ralph Stankowski, Colin R. Tuohey
  • Publication number: 20190080808
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of radioactive substances and in particular to a method to facilitate handling of radioactive solutions. Provided by the present invention is a device that enables preparation of capsules filled with radioactivity. More particularly, the radioactivity is suitable for use in certain radiopharmaceutical procedures. The present invention provides improved accuracy and uniformity of patient doses. Furthermore, the potential for spills and needle stick injuries is reduced and the radiation burden is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: GE Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Nanno Schreuder, Gerard Swiers, Maikel Herbrink
  • Publication number: 20190079057
    Abstract: An ultrasonic sensor assembly includes a flexible supporting material that has flexibility configured for allowing bending of the supporting material to conform to a cylindrical shape of a pipe. The assembly includes a plurality of operable sensor elements arranged in a matrix formation upon the flexible supporting material. The matrix formation includes a plurality of rows of the sensor elements and a plurality of columns of the sensor elements. The flexible supporting material is configured for placement of the columns of the matrix formation to extend along the elongation of the pipe and the flexible supporting material is configured for placement of the rows of the matrix formation to extend transverse to the elongation of the pipe. The flexible support material is configured to flex for positioning the sensor elements within each row in a respective arc that follows a curve of the cylinder shape of the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Wolf-Dietrich Kleinert, Mark Howard Feydo
  • Publication number: 20190082011
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for processing data generated in a vehicle group. One example embodiment comprises selectively off-boarding a data set generated at a first vehicle in the vehicle group for storage purposes, the first data set off-boarded to one or more of a second vehicle in the vehicle group and a remote storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jared Klineman Cooper, John Brand, Todd William Goodermuth, Scott Nelson, Joseph Forrest Noffsinger, Nick David Nagrodsky, Aaron Richard Mitti
  • Patent number: 10231335
    Abstract: The present invention generally provides a novel method for manufacturing an electronic module with crossed conducting lines and a novel electronic module with crossed conducting lines. In particular, an aspect of the present invention is to provide a thin, single layer electronic module. It is also an object of the present invention to provide an electronic module with an embedded jumper element having reliable high quality connections and contacts. To achieve at least some of the aspects of the present invention, an embedded pre-fabricated jumper module is placed inside a printed circuit board which allows the crossing of conducting lines within the module without manufacturing additional layers over the whole PCB board. The resultant PCB will have improved contacts and will not have surface deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: GE Embedded Electronics Oy
    Inventors: Petteri Palm, Tuomas Waris, Antti Iihola
  • Patent number: 10229777
    Abstract: A magnetic component including at least one region is disclosed. The at least one region includes nitrogen and a concentration of the nitrogen in the at least one region is graded across a dimension of the at least one region. Further, a saturation magnetization in the at least one region is graded across the dimension of the at least one region. Further, a method of varying the magnetization values in at least one region of the magnetic component is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Min Zou, Francis Johnson, Patel Bhageerath Reddy, James Pellegrino Alexander, Ayman Mohamed Fawzi EL-Refaie, Wanming Zhang
  • Patent number: 10227891
    Abstract: A wash system for a gas turbine engine includes a foam generating device configured for receiving and aerating a flow of wash fluid to generate a flow of foamed wash fluid having particular foam characteristics. The flow of foamed wash fluid passes through a distribution manifold where it is selectively directed through a plurality of wash lines to desired portions of the gas turbine engine. The wash system further includes a controller configured for manipulating the foam characteristics of the flow of foamed wash fluid and using the distribution manifold to selectively direct the flow of foamed wash fluid to desired portions of the gas turbine engine for optimal cleaning and improved engine efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Edward Eriksen, Keith Anthony Lauria, Ambarish Jayant Kulkarni, Byron Andrew Pritchard, Jr., David Geoffrey Dauenhauer, Bernard Patrick Bewlay, Nicole Jessica Tibbetts
  • Patent number: 10230954
    Abstract: An entropy decoder is configured to, for horizontal and vertical components of motion vector differences, derive a truncated unary code from the data stream using context-adaptive binary entropy decoding with exactly one context per bin position of the truncated unary code, which is common for horizontal and vertical components of the motion vector differences, and an Exp-Golomb code using a constant equi-probability bypass mode to obtain the binarizations of the motion vector differences. A desymbolizer is configured to debinarize the binarizations of the motion vector difference syntax elements to obtain integer values of the horizontal and vertical components of the motion vector differences. A reconstructor is configured to reconstruct a video based on the integer values of the horizontal and vertical components of the motion vector differences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: GE Video Compression, LLP
    Inventors: Valeri George, Benjamin Bross, Heiner Kirchhoffer, Detlev Marpe, Tung Nguyen, Matthias Preiss, Mischa Siekmann, Jan Stegemann, Thomas Wiegand
  • Patent number: 10227878
    Abstract: An article and method of forming an article are provided. The article includes a side wall at least partially defining an inner region and an outer region of the article, the side wall having a first end and a second end, an end wall formed proximal to the first end of the side wall, the end wall defining a tip portion of the article, and a cooling channel formed in the side wall, within the tip portion. The method of forming an article includes positioning a first sheet of material having a channel formed therein over a first end of a body, positioning at least one additional sheet of material over the first sheet of material, and securing the first sheet of material and the at least one additional sheet of material to the body to form a tip portion including a cooling channel formed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Srikanth Chandrudu Kottilingam, Yan Cui, Brian Lee Tollison, David Edward Schick
  • Patent number: 10229776
    Abstract: A magnetic component including first and second regions, and a method of varying the magnetization values in different regions of the magnetic component are disclosed. The first and the second regions are characterized by a nitrogen content that is different from each other. At least one of the first region and the second region is partially-magnetic and has a nitrogen content in a range from about 0.1 weight % to about 0.4 weight % of that region. A concentration of carbon, if present, of both the first and second regions is less than about 0.05 weight % of the respective regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Francis Johnson, Min Zou, Patel Bhageerath Reddy, James Pellegrino Alexander, Ayman Mohamed Fawzi EL-Refaie
  • Patent number: 10227876
    Abstract: A blade for a gas turbine engine comprises an airfoil having a pressure side and a suction side, with a root and a tip wall. The pressure side and suction side extend beyond the tip wall to define a tip channel, defining a plurality of internal and external corners. The corners comprise fillets to define a thickness being greater than the thickness for the pressure, suction, or tip walls. A film hole can extend through the fillet, such that the length of the film hole at the fillet can be increased to define an increased length-to-diameter ratio for the film hole to improve film cooling through the film hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jared Peter Buhler, Ronald Scott Bunker, Victor Hugo Silva Correia, Brian Kenneth Corsetti
  • Patent number: 10227678
    Abstract: A high-temperature, high-strength, oxidation-resistant cobalt-nickel base alloy is disclosed. The alloy includes, in weight percent: about 3.5 to about 4.9% of Al, about 12.2 to about 16.0% of W, about 24.5 to about 32.0% Ni, about 6.5% to about 10.0% Cr, about 5.9% to about 11.0% Ta, and the balance Co and incidental impurities. A method of making an article having high-temperature strength, cyclic oxidation resistance and corrosion resistance is disclosed. The method includes forming a high-temperature, high-strength, oxidation-resistant cobalt-nickel base alloy as described herein; forming an article from the alloy; solution-treating the alloy by a solution heat treatment; and aging the alloy by providing at least one aging heat treatment at an aging temperature that is less than the gamma-prime solvus temperature, wherein the alloy is configured to form a continuous, protective, adherent oxide layer on an alloy surface upon exposure to a high-temperature oxidizing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Akane Suzuki, Andrew John Elliott, Michael Francis Xavier Gigliotti, Jr., Kathleen Blanche Morey, Pazhayannur Subramanian
  • Patent number: 10227877
    Abstract: A cooling circuit for a multi-wall blade according to an embodiment includes: a pressure side cavity with a surface adjacent a pressure side of the multi-wall blade; a suction side cavity with a surface adjacent a suction side of the multi-wall blade; a first leading edge cavity with surfaces adjacent the pressure and suction sides of the multi-wall blade, the first leading edge cavity located forward of the pressure and suction side cavities; and a second leading edge cavity with surfaces adjacent the pressure and suction sides of the multi-wall blade, the second leading edge cavity located forward of the first leading edge cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: David Wayne Weber, Lana Maria Osusky
  • Patent number: 10227124
    Abstract: This propulsion unit for an aquatic vehicle consists of a mobile casing mounted in a pivot connection in relation to a hull element of the aquatic vehicle, a drive shaft of a propeller, said shaft being mounted rotatably within the mobile casing by means of at least one bearing consisting of a closed space adapted to be filled with a hydraulic fluid, an electrical machine being adapted to drive the rotary drive shaft in relation to the mobile casing, where the propulsion unit further consists of a module for conditioning the hydraulic fluid contained in the closed space of the bearing. The propulsion unit also consists of a control device to control the conditioning, the control device consisting of a temperature sensor and capable of activating the conditioning of the hydraulic fluid contained in the closed space according to the temperature measured by the temperature sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: GE ENERGY POWER CONVERSION TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Lionel Julliand, Loic Vincent
  • Patent number: 10228136
    Abstract: A combustor assembly for a gas turbine engine is includes a liner and a combustor dome formed of a ceramic matrix composite material. The combustor dome and liner together define at least in part a combustion chamber. The combustor dome extends along a circumferential direction and defines one or more openings, the combustor dome is configured to receive one or more fuel-air injector hardware assemblies in or through the one or more openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: David Andrew Hannwacker, Stephen John Howell
  • Patent number: D843585
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Yue Wu, Stephane Graziani, Aurelie Boudier, Linbo Yang, Erisen Xu, Lanping Liu