General Electric Patent Applications

Patents granted to General Electric by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20170347964
    Abstract: A cluster database includes existing ECG datasets organized into clusters, wherein each existing ECG dataset includes an existing ECG waveform with at least one corresponding existing feature and existing interpretation. Each cluster is comprised of existing ECG datasets having a common existing feature. The cluster training module is executable by the processor to receive a new ECG waveform and a feature extracted from the new ECG waveform. The cluster training module then selects a cluster interpretation module based on the feature, wherein the cluster interpretation module is trained on one of the clusters from the cluster database. The cluster training module processes the new ECG waveform and/or the feature to provide a cluster interpretation output. The cluster interpretation output is then displayed on the user interface, and the cluster training module receives clinician input via the user interface accepting or rejecting the cluster interpretation output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Joel Qiuzhen Xue
  • Publication number: 20170350191
    Abstract: A system for steering a drilling device comprising a drill pipe, is provided therein, the system comprising: a hoop sleeved on the drill pipe of the drilling device and having an outer diameter substantially equal to an inner diameter of a hole to be drilled; and a steering driving mechanism provided between the hoop and the drill pipe, for controlling a radial displacement of the drill pipe relative to a center axis of the hole to be drilled while drilling. The steering driving mechanism comprises one or more sub-mechanisms for connecting the hoop and the drill pipe and driving the drill pipe to move inside the hole, wherein each of the sub-mechanisms comprises an actuator adjustable in length, and a link element with one end rotatably coupled to the actuator and the other end rotatably coupled to hoop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Zhiguo REN, Xu FU
  • Publication number: 20170347917
    Abstract: A newborn respiration monitoring system includes a flow sensor that measures a gas flow and a CO2 sensor that measures a CO2 within the breathing circuit for an infant. The system further includes a resuscitation module executable on a processor of a computing system to receive the flow measurement and the CO2 measurement and determine respiratory information for the infant. A digital display is communicatively connected to the computing system and displays the respiratory information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Steven Mitchell Falk, Karen P. Starr, Sri Ramaprasad Prasad
  • Publication number: 20170350588
    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: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: RONALD FRANCIS KONOPACKI, RUSSELL BRUMFIELD
  • Publication number: 20170353111
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, an electronic drive circuit is disclosed. The electronic drive circuit includes an energy storage device and a first bridge circuit coupled to the energy storage device. The first bridge circuit includes at least one leg having two switches. The electronic drive circuit also includes a transformer. The transformer includes a first winding coupled to the first bridge circuit and a second winding coupled to the energy storage device through a center tap. The electronic drive circuit further includes a second bridge circuit coupled to the second winding of the transformer. The second bridge circuit includes a pair of switches operable to conduct in both directions and block voltage in both directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ahmed Elasser, Mohammed Agamy, Kum Kang Huh
  • Publication number: 20170347960
    Abstract: A mobile newborn care bed is configured to be positioned at a delivery location of an infant includes a bassinet containing a mattress for receiving the infant and a frame that supports the bassinet. At least two capacitive sensors are incorporated in the mattress that record cardiac signals, and an on-bed computing system is configured to receive the cardiac signals and determine a heart rate for the infant. A battery supported by the frame powers the on-bed computing system, and a digital display is communicatively connected to the on-bed computing system and displays the heart rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Steven Mitchell Falk, Karen P. Starr, Matthew L. Riesser
  • Publication number: 20170343397
    Abstract: A method of measuring a flow rate of a fluid flowing in a space between an outer conduit and an inner element in the outer conduit is provided. Ultrasonic waves are transmitted and received through the space between multiple pairs of ultrasonic transducers along multiple propagation paths, respectively. A mean line velocity of the fluid is calculated based on data from each pair of ultrasonic transducers. As such, multiple mean line velocities across the space are obtained. The flow rate of the fluid is calculated based on the multiple mean line velocities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jing YE, Gregory Ronald GILETTE, Christopher Edward WOLFE, Xialei AO, Ran NUI, Weihua SHANG, Robert Arnold JUDGE, Yan MEI
  • Publication number: 20170343630
    Abstract: A method for supplying electrical power to a gradient amplifier that drives a gradient coil for a magnetic resonance imaging system is provided. The method includes predicting a gradient voltage required to drive the gradient coil for a scan based at least in part on a gradient coil model. The method further includes calculating a voltage set point for a power supply based at least in part on the predicted gradient voltage. The method further includes providing electrical power to the gradient amplifier via the power supply based at least in part on the calculated voltage set point. The gradient coil model is based at least in part on historical data acquired prior to the scan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: MARGARET ANN WIZA, MELISSA JEAN FREEMAN, SYED SAAD ASIF ALI, DOUGLAS JOHN LINK, MICHAEL THOMAS ROSE, TANZANIA SAMONE SEWELL
  • Publication number: 20170341149
    Abstract: A method, a component part of an end fitting and a preformed member for manufacturing a component part of an end fitting are disclosed. The method comprises the steps of, via an additive process, providing a near net shape (NNS) precursor corresponding to a component part of an end fitting layer-by-layer and subsequently performing at least one post NNS processing operation on the NNS precursor to provide the component part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: GE Oil & Gas UK Limited
    Inventors: Richard Clements, John Gerard Rafferty, Paul Snowdon
  • Publication number: 20170337676
    Abstract: A method of creating a diagnostic evaluation for usual interstitial pneumonia is provided, including obtaining a first plurality of series of HRCT lung slices indicating the presence of UIP, obtaining an identification of UIP and non-UIP voxels, extracting textural and localization features from the UIP and non-UIP voxels, selecting features that are more accurate in differentiating UIP voxels from non-UIP voxels than other features are, eliminating features highly correlated with a more accurate feature, and constructing a predictive model by performing a second classifier to provide a probability that a voxel signifies the presence of UIP. Also provided is a method of identifying UIP in a subject's lung by applying a diagnostic evaluation for UIP that was created with the foregoing method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Mirabela RUSU, Roshni BHAGALIA
  • Publication number: 20170335976
    Abstract: A valve assembly includes a valve body with a flow passage intersected by a valve cavity. A valve member is axially movable in the valve cavity between a closed position and an open position, the valve member having an opening that registers with the flow passage when the valve member is in the open position. A valve stem is threadingly connected to the valve member, the valve stem rotatable to move the valve member between the closed position and the open position. A collar assembly is located within a slot of the valve member and circumscribes the valve stem, the collar assembly having an annular collar shoulder. The valve stem has an annular load shoulder sized to engage the collar shoulder, limiting axial movement of the valve member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: GE Oil & Gas Pressure Control LP
    Inventors: Samuel Heung Yeung Cheng, Andrew Browne Helvenston, Keith M. Adams, Lloyd R. Cheatham, Travis Kyle McEvoy
  • Publication number: 20170333874
    Abstract: A system for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from a flue gas generated via combusting a fossil fuel is provided. The system includes a calcination chamber and a sealing-purger. The calcination chamber is configured to receive a plurality of loaded sorbent particles and a plurality of heat-transferring particles such that the loaded sorbent particles are heated within the calcination chamber so as to release carbon dioxide. The sealing-purger includes at least one gravity driven moving particle bed. The at least one gravity driven moving particle bed allows the plurality of heat-transferring particles or the plurality of sorbent particles to enter or leave the calcination chamber while restricting the flue gas from entering the calcination chamber and the released carbon dioxide particles from leaving the calcination chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: MICHAEL CHARLES BALFE, HAO TAN
  • Publication number: 20170334414
    Abstract: A system includes a sensor and a controller. The sensor is configured to detect sliding of a wheel of a vehicle. The controller is configured to communicate with the sensor and a traction motor operatively connected to the wheel such that the traction motor selectively applies forces in at least one direction to the wheel during operation. The controller is further configured to direct the traction motor to apply a motoring slide reducing force to the wheel when the sensor detects sliding of the wheel resulting from a frictional braking force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: AJITH KUTTANNAIR KUMAR, BRET DWAYNE WORDEN, GLENN LOVERCHECK, DHARMDEO SINGH, JINGJUN ZHANG, JEREMY McGARRY
  • Publication number: 20170338067
    Abstract: A current-interrupter device (1) comprising a circuit breaker (2) including a first stationary conductive support (4) carrying both a stationary arcing contact (14) and a movable arcing contact (16), and also carrying a movable permanent contact (17), the movable arcing contact (16) and the movable permanent contact (17) being electrically connected to the first stationary support (4), and a disconnector (3) including a second stationary conductive support (6) carrying a disconnector contact (18), and wherein: the movable disconnector contact (18) is in contact with the stationary arcing contact (14) when it is closed and spaced apart from the stationary arcing contact (14) when it is open; and the movable disconnector contact (18) and the movable permanent contact (17) are connected to each other when they are both in the closed position, and they are spaced apart from each other when one or the other is open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Didier Rodrigues, Denis Frigiere, Jean Marc Willieme, Frank Jacquier
  • Publication number: 20170334415
    Abstract: A system includes a plurality of wheels, a braking system, and one or more sensors. The plurality of wheels includes a guardian wheel and at least one non-guardian wheel and is disposed on a wheeled vehicle. The braking system is operatively connected to the guardian and non-guardian wheels and applies a first braking force to the at least one non-guardian wheel and a second braking force to the guardian wheel. The second braking force increases a slide risk of the guardian wheel beyond a slide risk of the at least one non-guardian wheel. One or more sensors disposed within the wheeled vehicle detect sliding of the guardian wheel allowing a corrective action to be taken to prevent sliding of the at least one non-guardian wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: AJITH KUTTANNAIR KUMAR, BRET DWAYNE WORDEN
  • Publication number: 20170333829
    Abstract: A system for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from a flue gas generated via combusting a fossil fuel is provided. The system includes a carbonator and a classifier. The carbonator is configured to receive the flue gas and carbon absorbing particles. The classifier is fluidly connected to the carbonator and configured to receive a mixture that includes heat-transferring particles and the carbon absorbing particles. The mixture is fluidized within the classifier via the flue gas at a velocity such that the flue gas entrains and transports the carbon absorbing particles to the carbonator while the heat-transferring particles are not entrained nor transported to the carbonator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: HAO TAN, MICHAEL CHARLES BALFE
  • Publication number: 20170325684
    Abstract: A two part patient monitoring device includes an activator module and a sensor device. The activator module includes a non-galvanic data port that creates a communication path with a non-galvanic data port on the sensor device. The activator module includes power contact pads that are each at least partially surrounded by a bias ring. A bias voltage is applied to the bias rings and a processor or circuit in the activator module monitors the voltage on the bias ring to detect a leakage current. The sensor module includes power contact pins that engage the power contact pads to transfer power from the activator module to the sensor device. Each of the contact pins are surrounded by a seal member such that the connection between the power contact pins and the power contact pads is protected from debris and/or moisture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Ville Petteri Vartiovaara
  • Publication number: 20170332465
    Abstract: Provided is a circuit for controlling a level of brightness of a light electrically coupled to a dimming circuit including control leads configured to provide a dimming control voltage to the dimmable driver, the dimming control voltage having a permissible voltage range. The circuit includes a photo sensor for detecting an ambient light level in the vicinity of the light and a clamp controller for selectively reducing the dimming control voltage to a clamped voltage range less than the permissible voltage range. Also included is a feedback controller for adjusting the dimming control voltage in response to a detected ambient light level, the dimming control voltage being within the clamped voltage range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Jeffrey Glenn FELTY
  • Publication number: 20170329040
    Abstract: A detector assembly for use in detecting radiation includes a scintillator and a solid state photomultiplier coupled to the scintillator. The detector assembly may include a light guide connected between the scintillator and the solid state photomultiplier. The detector assembly may be used within a receiver in a logging instrument for use downhole. The receiver is configured to detect radiation produced by an emitter or from naturally occurring sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: GE Energy Oilfield Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Helene Claire Climent, Stanislav Soloviev, Sergei Ivanovich Dolinsky
  • Publication number: 20170326569
    Abstract: A system for regulating the viscosity of a fluid prior to atomization includes a temperature controller configured to adjust a temperature of a fluid flowing in a conduit prior to atomization of the fluid by an atomizer fluidly connected to the conduit and a sensor in communication with the temperature controller such that the sensor can provide an indicator to the temperature controller of a viscosity of the fluid flowing in the conduit prior to atomization. An adjustment to the temperature of the fluid by the temperature controller is based at least in part on the measured viscosity indicator of the fluid, a target atomization-viscosity of the fluid, and a coking temperature of the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: ARMAND LEVASSEUR, CARL EDBERG, OLAF STALLMANN, MOURAD YOUNES, AQIL JAMAL
  • Publication number: 20170320922
    Abstract: The invention discloses a polypeptide with improved alkaline stability, which polypeptide comprises a mutant of a B or C domain of Staphylococcus Protein A (SpA), as specified by SEQ ID NO 1 or SEQ ID NO 2, or of Protein Z, as specified by SEQ ID NO 3, wherein at least the glutamic acid residue at position 15 has been mutated to an amino acid other than asparagine. The invention also discloses multimers of said polypeptide, as well as separation matrices comprising the multimers or polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES AB
    Inventors: Mats ANDER, Goran BAUREN, Tomas BJORKMAN, Gustav RODRIGO
  • Publication number: 20170321593
    Abstract: A thermal management system for an engine includes a radiator in fluid communication with the engine, a fan operable to provide air flow through the radiator, and a shutter assembly positioned on an opposite side of the radiator from the fan and being adjustable to control the air flow through the radiator. The radiator includes a first radiator section and a second radiator section, the first and second radiator sections each having a fore end and an aft end, respectively, wherein the first radiator section and the second radiator section converge at the respective fore ends and define an angle therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: JEFFREY JOHN WOLFF, EDWARD THOMAS PETRAK
  • Publication number: 20170320901
    Abstract: The present invention provides a new chemical process, a new cassette configuration, and new software for the automated production of multiple batches of an [18F]labelled compound on a single cassette. The invention allows one synthesizer in one hot cell to produce sequentially a plurality of batches of [18F]-labelled PET tracer in the same day. In particular, the present invention provides a novel arrangement useful for the trapping of [18F]fluoride and recovery of [18O]water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: GE Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Xavier Franci, Steve Lignon, Audrey Marie Lange, Nicolas Verbrugge
  • Publication number: 20170322064
    Abstract: A method of determining a fraction of one or more phases in a multi-phase fluid in a conduit is provided. The method includes exciting (602) a sensing device to cause emission of electromagnetic waves of a range of frequencies into a multi-phase fluid. The sensing device comprises an antenna and a dielectric layer, selected to cause resonance in at least one of a first set of frequencies or a second set of frequencies based on a flow state of the multi-phase fluid, when placed proximate to the multi-phase fluid. The method also includes receiving (604) transmitted or reflected electromagnetic waves from the multi-phase fluid. The flow state of the multi-phase fluid is selected (606) based on a classification parameter. Fractions are determined (608) utilizing at least one fraction determination model that is selected based on the flow state of the multi-phase fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Prafull SHARMA, Aparna Chakrapani Sheila-Vadde, Suma Memana Narayana BHAT, Vikram MELAPUDI
  • Publication number: 20170321966
    Abstract: An apparatus and corresponding approaches for a combined energy dissipation include an energy dissipater forming a hollow chamber therein containing a partial pressure working fluid and a first adjustable thermal connector configured to be placed in an opening of the energy dissipater between an energy generating component to transfer energy there between. The first adjustable thermal connector includes a heat spreader at least partially disposed within the opening of the dissipater, an elastic member operably coupled to the energy dissipater, a flexible membrane coupled to the energy dissipater and the heat spreader, and a phase change material configured to at least partially fill an area defined by the opening, heat spreader, elastic member, and flexible membrane. Upon changing the phase change material to a first material phase, the elastic member applies a biasing force to the energy generating component to align the heat spreader with the energy generating component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: GE Intelligent Platforms, Inc.
    Inventor: William Henry LUECKENBACH
  • Publication number: 20170313967
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bioreactor including at least one reactor vessel in form of a plastic bag, a tray (4) for holding said at least one bag, a rocking device for limited rocking motions of the tray (4) around a rocking axis (2). According to the invention the bioreactor comprises a device (6,7,8,9) for enabling swinging of the tray (4) around a second axis (7) parallel to and distanced from the rocking axis (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES AB
    Inventors: Andreas Andersson, Johan L. Carlsson, Christian Elnegard, Henrik K. Eriksson, Thomas Falkman, Patric Fricking, Linnea Pauler, Claes Petterson
  • Publication number: 20170314481
    Abstract: Systems are provided for detecting a change in performance of an engine component. In one example, a system includes a first pressure sensor of a first exhaust manifold coupled to a first subset of cylinders of an engine, a second pressure sensor of a second exhaust manifold coupled to a second subset of cylinders of the engine, a passage coupling the first exhaust manifold to an intake manifold, and a controller configured to detect a change in performance of any cylinder of the engine based on frequency content from the first pressure sensor and from the second pressure sensor during both a first mode where no exhaust gas from the first exhaust manifold is provided to the intake manifold, and during a second mode where all exhaust gas from the first exhaust manifold is provided to the intake manifold, and adjust an operating parameter responsive to the change in performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Milan Palinda Karunaratne, Paul Lloyd Flynn, James Robert Schreiner
  • Publication number: 20170317756
    Abstract: An optical amplifier comprising: an optical coupler configured to receive a communication signal and couple said communication signal to an optical connector of a doped optical fibre; and at least one electrical to optical data converter connected to the optical coupler to provide pump radiation thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: GE Oil & Gas UK Limited
    Inventors: Keith David COVENTRY, Silviu PUCHIANU
  • Publication number: 20170311818
    Abstract: The system and method of the present application includes a physiological sensor and a motion sensor connected to a patient. The physiological sensor detects patient connection to the sensor and collects a physiological signal while connected. When the physiological sensor is disconnected, the motion sensor data is analyzed. Patterns of sensor connection and patient movement typical for nurse initiated removal compared to accidental or patient initiated removals are created. The alarm protocol may be modified if the disconnection is due to patient movement. The detected movement patterns may include movement measurements that are close to the sensor that detects how the actual disconnection happens, or general movement information for the patient such as whether the patient has been still or has moved before the sensor gets disconnected. By using this information to classify the reason of the sensor removal, a more relevant alarm may be generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kimmo Henrik Uutela, Matti Veli Tapani Huiku, Emma Elina Ikonen
  • Publication number: 20170318710
    Abstract: A system for cooling electronics includes at least two modular thermal energy storage cards stacked in one of a horizontal or a vertical stack, where the stack provides cooling to a portion to electronics. The cards include: a thermally conductive enclosure bounding an interior cavity, a cell wall structure that includes cells disposed within the interior cavity and in thermal communication with the thermally conductive enclosure, a phase change material having a melting point where the phase change material disposed within the cells and in thermal communication with cell walls of the cells, and a thermally conductive interface disposed between the thermally conductive enclosure and a portion of the electronics that includes a heat generating surface. The thermally conductive interface extends from the interior cavity a distance beyond the interior cavity of the enclosure and is in contact with the heat generating surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Hendrik Pieter Jacobus DE BOCK, John Anthony VOGEL, Naveenan THIAGARAJAN
  • Publication number: 20170313632
    Abstract: The present invention provides a new chemical process, a new cassette configuration, and new software for the automated production of multiple batches of an [18F]-labelled compound on a single cassette. The invention allows one synthesizer in one hot cell to produce sequentially a plurality of batches of [18F]-labelled PET tracer in the same day. In particular, the present invention provides a novel arrangement useful for purifying two consecutive batches of a reaction mixture comprising an 18F-labelled compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: GE Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Xavier Franci, Steve Lignon, Audrey Marie Lange, Nicolas Verbrugge
  • Publication number: 20170312753
    Abstract: A system for servicing a pulverizer includes a pulverizer having a housing, a journal assembly pivotally connected to the housing, a grinding mechanism operatively connected to the journal assembly, and an opening within the housing adjacent to the journal assembly and providing an access point to an interior of the housing, and a hoist apparatus mounted to the housing. The hoist apparatus includes a frame assembly received about the opening in the housing, a sheave assembly including a plurality of sheaves supported by the frame assembly, a motor operatively connected to one of the plurality of sheaves, and a cable received by the sheave assembly. The motor is operable to at least one of retract the cable through the sheave assembly to rotate a component out of the pulverizer through the opening and controllably let out the cable to rotate the component into the pulverizer through the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventor: PAUL MACKENZIE COLSON
  • Publication number: 20170303784
    Abstract: A patient monitoring system includes one or more wireless sensing devices configured to record physiological data from a patient and one or more processors. An activity analysis module is executable on one or more of the processors to select an activity class from a predefined set of activity classes based on an activity input. A power management module is executable on one or more of the processors to reduce power consumption of one or more of the wireless sensing devices by identifying that one or more of the wireless sensing devices is unreliable based on the activity class, and operating the one or more unreliable wireless sensing devices in a low power mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Matti Veli Tapani Huiku
  • Publication number: 20170307666
    Abstract: An integrated circuit and/or sensing circuitry assists in determining the thermal capacity available at a given and future time. In one aspect, the integrated circuit includes a number of channels connected to any number of components having differing thermal capacities. The integrated circuit may provide information relating to available thermal capacity on a per-channel basis as well as on a system-wide basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Daniel Milton ALLEY
  • Publication number: 20170306451
    Abstract: Provided is a nickel-based coating composition containing cobalt, chromium, aluminum, tantalum, and nickel. The coating composition has a three phase ?, ??, ? microstructure wherein at least 5 volume % of the coating composition is present in the ? phase. Also provided are coating systems containing the coating composition, articles having the coating composition or coating system, and methods for protecting nickel-based superalloy substrates using the coating composition or coating system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Voramon Supatarawanich DHEERADHADA, Don Mark LIPKIN, Akane SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20170306732
    Abstract: A Y-tool is configured for use with a pumping system that includes an electric submersible pump and bypass tubing. The Y-tool includes a slave valve assembly that controls access to the bypass tubing. The Y-tool also includes a master valve assembly driven by pressure from the electric submersible pump and a linkage assembly connected between the master valve assembly and the slave valve assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: GE Energy Oilfield Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: William Alexander Beveridge
  • Publication number: 20170305283
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a traction system is disclosed. The traction system includes a DC bus, an energy storage device coupled to the DC bus, and a voltage converter assembly coupled to the energy storage device. The voltage converter assembly includes a plurality of phase legs. The traction system further includes an electromechanical device including a plurality of windings coupled to the voltage converter assembly. The traction system also includes a switch coupled to the DC bus between the voltage converter assembly and the energy storage device. The traction system includes a controller configured to control the switch and the voltage converter assembly such that a phase leg and a winding of the electromechanical device form a DC/DC converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kum Kang Huh, Di Pan
  • Publication number: 20170310171
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a synchronous reluctance machine is disclosed. The machine includes a stator; a rotor disposed within the stator and configured to rotate relative to the stator; and a sleeve disposed circumferentially around the rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Patel Bhageerath Reddy, Kevin Michael Grace
  • Publication number: 20170303860
    Abstract: An MRI system for imaging a moving subject is provided. The MRI system includes a magnet assembly and an MRI controller. The magnet assembly is configured to acquire a k-space via scanning the subject. The acquired k-space includes a plurality of datum each having a motion error. The MRI controller is configured to receive the acquired k-space from the magnet assembly. The MRI controller is further configured to suppress the motion error of each datum by reconstructing the k-space via a soft gating threshold in a non-iterative manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: PENG LAI
  • Publication number: 20170311490
    Abstract: A cooling system for power electronics of an engine-powered unit includes at least one power electronics component, a liquid chamber in thermal communication with a frame of the engine-powered unit, and a pump configured to circulate a cooling fluid through the at least one power electronics component and the liquid chamber. The liquid chamber is configured to conductively transfer heat from the cooling fluid to the frame to cool the cooling fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Henry Todd YOUNG, Sean Patrick CILLESSEN
  • Publication number: 20170307713
    Abstract: A method for phase-contrast imaging a fluid within a volume of an imaged subject is provided. The method includes acquiring a plurality of slabs, each slab imaging the fluid flowing within a portion of the volume; and volume merging the plurality of slabs to form an image of the volume. Each slab of the plurality is aligned with respect to the volume such that each slab of the plurality is continuously supplied with a plurality of magnetically unsaturated portions of the fluid during acquisition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicants: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: PENG LAI, JOSEPH YITAN CHENG
  • Publication number: 20170298415
    Abstract: A method is provided for generating single-stranded DNA circles from a biological sample. The method comprises the steps of: treating the biological sample with an extractant to release nucleic acids, thereby forming a sample mixture; neutralizing the extractant; denaturing the released nucleic acids to generate single-stranded nucleic acids; and contacting the single-stranded nucleic acids with a ligase that is capable of template-independent, intramolecular ligation of single-stranded DNA to generate the single-stranded DNA circles. All the steps of the method are performed without any intermediate nucleic acid isolation or nucleic acid purification. The single-stranded DNA circles may be amplified and further analyzed. Also provided is a kit which comprises compositions for carrying out the novel methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences Corp.
    Inventors: Ryan Charles Heller, Nichole Lea Wood, Robert Scott Duthie, John Richard Nelson, Wei Gao, Michael James Rishel, Klaus Gustav Hentrich
  • Publication number: 20170299082
    Abstract: An apparatus for actuating a valve includes an actuator body with a central body axis and a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end having a connector selectively connectable to a valve assembly. An actuator stem extends along the central body axis. A torsional spring assembly has at least one torsional spring with a spring axis that is offset at an angle from the central body axis. A motion translator engages an inner end of the torsional spring assembly and the actuator stem, selectively converting rotation of the at least one torsional spring about the spring axis of the at least one torsional spring to linear movement of the actuator stem along the central body axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: GE Oil & Gas Pressure Control LP
    Inventors: Claudia Isabella Leon, Keith M. Adams, Travis Kyle McEvoy
  • Publication number: 20170292909
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a flow cell optical detection system comprising a light source, a flow cell and a light detector, wherein the light detector is arranged in a separate detector unit that is arranged to be releasably attached to a detector interface, the detector interface being in optical communication with the light source and comprises optical connectors for optically connecting the flow cell and the detector unit in the light path from the light source, and wherein the flow cell is an interchangeable unit arranged to be held in position by the detector unit when attached to the detector interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES AB
    Inventors: Hakan Frojdh, Mikael Hornqvist, Stig Tormod, Patrik Akerstrom
  • Publication number: 20170281114
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a radiation dose during imaging of an object within a subject is provided. The method includes identifying a task in a first frame that contains the object, the first frame generated via exposing the subject to a radiation beam; and adjusting the radiation beam based at least in part on the task prior to generating a second frame that contains the object, the second frame generated via exposing the subject to the radiation beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: CYRIL RIDDELL, RÉGIS VAILLANT, KETAN SHRINKANT BACCHUWAR
  • Publication number: 20170284660
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling flow of a material includes an inlet for receiving the material from a source, and a seal mechanism connected to the inlet, the seal mechanism having a fluidizing bed configured to receive the material from the inlet, a first discharge passageway and a second discharge passageway. The fluidizing bed includes a first transport zone associated with the first discharge passageway and a second transport zone associated with the second discharge passageway, wherein the first and second transport zones are configured to receive transport gas from a transport gas source. The transport gas is controllable to selectively divert a flow of the material into the first discharge passageway and the second discharge passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: JONQ-HAI CHIU, HERBERT E. ANDRUS, JR., CHRISTOPH HERBERT WEINGAERTNER, HANS-PETER DORNIK, OLAF STALLMANN
  • Publication number: 20170281445
    Abstract: An infant care system comprises a platform configured to support an infant and to receive an applied force on the platform. The infant care system also comprises at least two load cells connected to the platform, each of the two load cells configured to receive at least a portion of the applied force on the platform and generate a signal indicative of the portion of applied force received. The infant care system also comprises a processor configured to receive and analyze the signals from the load cells and perform a function based on the analyzed signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Arkadiy Tsitlik, Steven Falk
  • Publication number: 20170281921
    Abstract: The invention relates to a An aseptic connector comprising a first connection unit (102; 202; 302; 402; 502) provided with a first terminal end surface (104; 204; 304; 404; 504) and a second connection unit (106; 206; 306; 406; 506) provided with a second terminal end surface (108; 208; 308; 408; 508); said first and second terminal end surfaces are each provided with at least one first and second opening (110, 112; 210, 212; 310, 312; 410, 412; 510, 512), which openings are orientated to substantially coincide when said first and second connection units are connected to each other; said first and second openings are sealed by at least one film (114; 214; 314; 414; 514) arranged on said first and second connection units, so that the contact between the film and each connection unit is aseptic; said at least one film is adapted to be mated with a corresponding film on the other connection unit when said first and second connection units are connected to each other; and said mated films are adapted to be pulled
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES AB
    Inventors: Eric Faldt, Klaus Gebauer
  • Publication number: 20170287582
    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: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: FRANCOIS KOTIAN
  • Publication number: 20170283191
    Abstract: A system includes a standpipe for receiving a flow of solids therethrough, the standpipe having at least one inlet configured to receive a gas for decreasing a solids-to-gas ratio of the flow, a sealpot having an inlet fluidly coupled to the standpipe and an outlet fluidly coupled to a riser, the sealpot being configured to fluidize the solids received from the standpipe and to transport the solids to the riser, and a drain device fluidly coupled to an outlet in the standpipe, the outlet being located upstream from the inlet of the sealpot. The drain device is configured to remove the excess gas from the flow of solids within the standpipe to increase the solids-to-gas ratio of the flow prior to the solids entering the sealpot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventor: Jonq-Hai Chiu