General Electric Patents

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  • Patent number: 10017844
    Abstract: An article includes a substrate comprising a precipitate-strengthened alloy and a coating disposed over the substrate. The alloy comprises a) a population of gamma-prime precipitates, the population having a multimodal size distribution with at least one mode corresponding to a size of less than about 100 nanometers; or b) a population of gamma-double-prime precipitates having a median size less than about 300 nanometers. The coating comprises at least two elements, and further comprises a plurality of prior particles. At least a portion of the coating is substantially free of rapid solidification artifacts. Methods for fabricating the article and for processing powder useful for fabricating the article are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Andrew Joseph Detor, Leonardo Ajdelsztajn, Thomas Michael Bigelow, Richard Didomizio, Andrew William Emge, James Anthony Ruud, Michael James Weimer
  • Patent number: 10017993
    Abstract: A drilling system, comprising: a plurality of drilling drive systems; a fracturing drive system; a centralized power supply system electrically coupled to said drilling drive systems and said fracturing drive system to supply power thereto; and a plurality of distributed power supply systems electrically coupled to said drilling drive systems to supply additional power thereto during peak loading of a respective one of the plurality of drilling drive systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Lishun Hu, Yu Zhou, Wenqiang Yang
  • Patent number: 10016148
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present technique, a method for selecting between a plurality of electromagnetic sensors to correct for one or more field distortions includes, in the presence of an electromagnetic field, acquiring signals representative of the location of a plurality of electromagnetic sensors. The method further includes selecting between the signals from the plurality of electromagnetic sensors based on one or more quality metrics. In another aspect of the present technique, a system for selecting an optimum EM sensor to correct for one or more field distortions includes a plurality of EM sensors and an additional EM sensor for transmitting or receiving signals representative of the location of each of the plurality of EM sensors. The system further includes a controller configured to acquire signals representative of the location of the plurality of EM sensors, and select between the signals from the plurality of EM sensors based on one or more quality metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Dun Alex Li, Vernon Thomas Jensen, Cristian Atria
  • Publication number: 20180187603
    Abstract: A fuel nozzle includes a first plate, a second plate axially spaced from the first plate, a shroud extending between the first plate and the second plate, thereby defining a plenum. Tubes extend through the first plate, the plenum, and the second plate. An inlet of each tube is defined through the first plate, and an outlet of each tube is located downstream of the second plate. The tube inlets have a first size, the tube outlets have a second size different from the first size, and the walls defining the tubes have a transition portion between the inlet and the outlet. The transition portion has an axial length from the fuel injection port to a location having a diameter of the second size. The transition portion of a first tube extends a first axial length and the transition portion of a second tube extends a different second axial length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Jonathan Dwight Berry
  • Publication number: 20180187607
    Abstract: A system for dissipating fuel egress includes a fuel injector and a fuel supply assembly. The fuel supply assembly has a fuel supply line that provides fuel and a purge air conduit arranged co-axially around the fuel supply line, thereby defining an annular channel around the fuel supply line. The fuel injector includes a perimeter body, a fuel injection port associated with the perimeter body, and an internal mixing chamber downstream of the fuel injection port in a direction of fuel flow. The fuel supply line provides fuel to the fuel injection port. The perimeter body of the fuel injector defines a fuel egress passage therethrough, which has an inlet in fluid communication with the annular channel and an outlet in fluid communication with the mixing chamber. A gas turbine combustor having an axial fuel staging (AFS) system with the present fuel egress dissipation system is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael John Hughes, Jayaprakash Natarajan
  • Publication number: 20180188340
    Abstract: A stator-less electric motor for an MRI system is provided. The stator-less electric motor includes a body, a rotor rotatable connected to the body, and at least one coil winding disposed on the rotor. The at least one coil winding is arranged so as to rotate the rotor when energized via an electrical current in the presence of a magnetic field generated by a magnet assembly of the MRI system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: DANIEL GARCIA, TAMER FAHED KHALAF, JASON MONCLAIR PITTMAN, ANTON LINZ, WILLIAM JOHN BONNEAU, CHINMOY GOSWAMI, VANDANA RALLABANDI, RAHUL RADHAKRISHNA PILLAI, SRINIVAS SATYA SAI MALLAMPALLI, SUMA MEMANA NARAYANA BHAT, VISWANATHAN KANAKASABAI
  • Publication number: 20180187893
    Abstract: A fuel injector is provided for the radial introduction of a fuel/air mixture to a combustor. The fuel injector includes a frame having interior sides defining an opening for passage of a first fluid; at least one fuel injection body; and a conduit fitting. The at least one fuel injection body is coupled to the frame and positioned within the opening, thereby defining flow paths for the first fluid. The at least one fuel injection body defines a fuel plenum, and a set of fuel injection holes are defined through an outer surface of the at least one fuel injection body. The conduit fitting is coupled to the frame and conveys fuel from a fuel supply line to the fuel plenum. Fuel and the first fluid mix in the flow paths and are delivered through the outlet to the combustor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Richard Martin DiCintio, Seth Reynolds Hoffman, Ronnie Ray Pentecost, Jayaprakash Natarajan, Wei Zhao
  • Publication number: 20180188344
    Abstract: An MRI system for performing time resolved MR imaging of an object with grouped data acquisition is provided. The MRI system includes an MRI controller in electronic communication with a magnet assembly and operative to sample a group of data points within a first region of a k-space. The first region includes a central sub-region and a first peripheral sub-region. The MRI controller is further operative to sample a group of data points within a second region of the k-space. The second region includes the central sub-region and a second peripheral sub-region different from the first peripheral sub-region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: ERSIN BAYRAM, NAOYUKI TAKEI, YUJI IWADATE, KANG WANG, LLOYD ESTKOWSKI
  • Publication number: 20180191228
    Abstract: In one embodiment an apparatus can include a plurality of magnetic material layers. In one embodiment, an apparatus can include one or more electrically insulating layer, wherein the plurality of magnetic material layers and the one or more electrically insulating layer define a stacked up structure, wherein an electrically insulating layer of the one or more electrically insulating layer includes thermally conductive dielectric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: General Electric
    Inventors: Yong LIANG, James BRAY, Francis JOHNSON, John KRAHN, Vance ROBINSON, Manoj SHAH
  • Publication number: 20180187711
    Abstract: A locking nut and bolt assembly for stacking rotating wheels is disclosed. The assembly may include a tie bolt extending through the stack of rotating wheels. The assembly also may include a locking nut positioned on an end of the tie bolt. The locking nut may include a closed cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Narasimha KV Rao, John Herbert Dimmick, III
  • Patent number: 10014238
    Abstract: There are provided methods, systems, and electronic assemblies for efficient thermal management in electronics applications. For example, there is provided an electronic assembly that includes a thermal management system that can include a heat sink having electronic components mounted thereon. The electronic components can be mounted on the heat sink in a staggered pattern along a centerline substantially perpendicular to a direction of flow of a coolant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GE ENERGY POWER CONVERSION TECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventor: Zane Taylor Miller
  • Patent number: 10014740
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a chamber for housing strands of a stator bar for electric machines. The problem to provide a reliable chamber for a stator bar of an electric machine is solved with a stator bar chamber engaging a stator bar in an electric machine. The chamber includes a number of hollow conductors in a first straight part of the chamber, a number of hollow conductors in a second tapered part, and a number of hollow conductors and adjacent solid conductors in a third straight part. The first part of the chamber is closed with a ring mounted at the edge of the first part and a nipple adapted to the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Janusz Bialik, Laurent Didier Jean Clemence, Duncan Madle, Jean-Noel Simon, Cristian Ana
  • Patent number: 10010831
    Abstract: A disposable filtration system can include a disposable filter housing having an ultrafiltration filter contained therein. The disposable filtration system can further include a feed inlet and retentate outlet in fluid communication on one side of the filter and a permeate conduit on the other side of the filter for withdrawing permeate that passes through the filter. The system can include at least one disposable pressure control valve in fluid communication with either the retentate outlet or the permeate conduit and configured to regulate the pressure within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES CORP.
    Inventors: Scott A. Mangiacotti, Parrish M. Galliher, Joseph J. Arduino, Michael Fisher, John J. Vicalvi, Jr., Joseph Makowiecki
  • Patent number: 10011560
    Abstract: Alternative continuous downstream processes for the production of 5-acetamido-N,N?-bis(2,3-dihydroxypropyl)-2,4,6-triiodoisophthalamide (“Compound A”) are described. Compound A is a key intermediate in the production of iodixanol and iohexol, which are two of the biggest commercially available non-ionic x-ray contrast media agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GE HEALTHCARE AS
    Inventors: Torfinn Haaland, Arne Askildsen, Rita Heskestad Kalleberg, Sumihar Silalahi, Alf Martin Farbrot, Inger Dagny Saanum
  • Patent number: 10011043
    Abstract: A process for producing an internal cavity in a CMC article and mandrels used therewith. The process entails incorporating a mandrel made of a fusible material that is melted and drained during a thermal treatment of a CMC preform to form the CMC article. The mandrel material is preferably non-wetting and non-reactive with any constituents of the CMC preform during the thermal treatment. The mandrel is preferably tin or an alloy of tin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Paul Edward Gray, Herbert Chidsey Roberts, III, Glenn Curtis Taxacher, Sheena Kum Foster Walker
  • Patent number: 10012151
    Abstract: A method of controlling an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) gas turbine system includes adjusting an angle of a plurality of inlet guide vanes of an exhaust gas compressor of the EGR gas turbine system, wherein the plurality of inlet guide vanes have a first range of motion defined by a minimum angle and a maximum angle, and wherein the angle is adjusted based on one or more monitored or modeled parameters of the EGR gas turbine system. The method further includes adjusting a pitch of a plurality of blower vanes of a recycle blower disposed upstream of the exhaust gas compressor, wherein the plurality of blower vanes have a second range of motion defined by a minimum pitch and a maximum pitch, and the pitch of the plurality of blower vanes is adjusted based at least on the angle of the plurality of inlet guide vanes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignees: General Electric Company, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Carl Thatcher, James A. West, Aaron Lavene Vorel
  • Patent number: 10011469
    Abstract: Apparatuses and systems for rotatably engaging an additive manufacturing build plate are disclosed. An apparatus may include: a height adjustable platform; a rotatable member coupled to the height adjustable platform; an alignment member coupled to a first end of the rotatable member; and first and second coupling members each extending from the first radial end of the alignment member wherein the first and second coupling members are oriented substantially parallel to the rotatable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Tiffany Muller Craft, Steven John Barnell, Archie Lee Swanner, Jr., Steven Charles Woods
  • Patent number: 10012091
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide components for hot gas path (HGP) components and methods of forming the same. A structure according to the present disclosure can include: an HGP component extending radially from a rotor axis of a turbomachine, the HGP component including a tapered edge; a plurality of first passages in fluid communication with a preliminary cooling zone of the HGP component, and extending through a sidewall positioned between the preliminary cooling zone and the tapered edge; and a plurality of second passages extending through at least the tapered edge, wherein each of the plurality of second passages is in fluid communication with the flow path for the operative fluid and at least one passage of the plurality of first passages, and wherein at least one of the plurality of second passages is radially displaced from each passage of the plurality of first passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Victor John Morgan, George Andrew Gergely, Frederic Woodrow Roberts, Jr., Aaron Ezekiel Smith
  • Patent number: 10012148
    Abstract: A method of purging a combustor is provided. The method includes opening an isolation valve configured to regulate a flow rate of a fluid sent to at least one fuel nozzle of a combustor. The method also includes opening a control valve located upstream of the isolation valve after opening the isolation valve, wherein the isolation valve and the control valve are located within a fluid supply line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Kenneth Eugene Selfridge, Joshua Adam Bagwell
  • Patent number: 10010937
    Abstract: A method of forming an overhanging structure at a discharge end of a cooling hole that passes through a component. The method includes the step of using an additive manufacturing process to fuse material to a face to build up an edge of the discharge end of the cooling hole to form an overhanging tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Ronald Scott Bunker
  • Patent number: 10012153
    Abstract: A method for controlling an engine includes the steps of, in response to a transient operating event, determining a first amount of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) that if provided to an intake of the engine would avoid turbocharger compressor surge in a turbocharger, determining a second amount of EGR that if provided to the intake would avoid turbocharger compressor choke in the turbocharger, and determining a third amount of EGR that if provided to the intake would avoid engine smoking, and adjusting EGR provided to the intake of the engine in accordance with the determined first, second, and third amounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Manthram Sivasubramaniam, Manoj Gokhale, Venkateswarlu Andra, Ankur Sinha, Sanketh Bhat, Luke Henry, James Robert Mischler, Greg Thomas Polkus
  • Patent number: 10011816
    Abstract: A method for stem or progenitor cell culture. More precisely, the invention relates to a method for cell culture using one or more I?I (inter-alpha trypsin inhibitor or inter-alpha inhibitor) protein(s) or part(s) thereof as a component in a cell culture media or a coating on a cell culture surface material. Furthermore the invention relates to a cell culture media and a cell culture coating/matrix provided with one or more I?I proteins(s) or part(s) thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES AB
    Inventors: Sara Pijuan Galito, Christoffer Tamm, Cecilia Anneren
  • Patent number: 10012212
    Abstract: A bearing for a wind turbine may generally include an outer race, an inner race and a plurality of roller elements positioned radially between the inner and outer races, with the roller elements including a first roller element and a second roller element. The bearing may also include a sensor assembly having a load sensor positioned between the first and second roller elements. When the sensor assembly is compressed between the first and second roller elements during operation of the wind turbine, the load sensor is configured to detect a compressive load transferred through the sensor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Kacmarcik, John Robert Inman
  • Patent number: 10012213
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for controlling and/or upgrading aftermarket multivendor wind turbines. The system includes a turbine controller configured to control operations of the wind turbine, a safety device configured to provide a signal indicative of a health status of the safety device, and a secondary controller inserted between the safety device and the turbine controller. The secondary controller is configured to receive the signal from the safety device over a communication interface. As such, if the signal indicates a normal health status, the secondary controller is configured to send the signal to the turbine controller, i.e. maintain normal operation. Alternatively, if the signal indicates a poor health status, the secondary controller is configured to adjust the signal based at least in part on a signal bias to an adjusted signal and to provide the adjusted signal to the turbine controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Joseph Lawrence Chacon, William Earl Fish, Noah Pennington, Mark Edward Cardinal
  • Patent number: 10011441
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventor: Jonq-Hai Chiu
  • Patent number: 10012552
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a component is provided. The system may include a strain sensor configured on the component, an electrical field scanner for analyzing the strain sensor, and a processor in operable communication with the electrical field scanner. The processor may be operable for measuring an electrical field value across the strain sensor along a mutually-orthogonal X-axis and Y-axis to obtain a data point set. The processor may further be operable for assembling a field profile of the strain sensor based on the data point set. Methods of using the system are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas James Batzinger, Bryan J. Germann, William F. Ranson
  • Patent number: 10014286
    Abstract: An electronic package includes a first layer having a first surface, the first layer includes a first device having a first electrical node, and a first contact pad in electrical communication with the first electrical node and positioned within the first surface. The package includes a second layer having a second surface and a third surface, the second layer includes a first conductor positioned within the second surface and a second contact pad positioned within the third surface and in electrical communication with the first conductor. A first anisotropic conducting paste (ACP) is positioned between the first contact pad and the first conductor to electrically connect the first contact pad to the first conductor such that an electrical signal may pass therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Sabatini, Christopher James Kapusta, Glenn Forman
  • Patent number: 10013780
    Abstract: An imaging system includes a computed tomography (CT) acquisition unit and at least one processor. The CT acquisition unit includes an X-ray source and a CT detector configured to collect CT imaging data of an object. The at least one processor is operably coupled to the CT acquisition unit, and configured to reconstruct an initial image using the CT imaging information, the initial image including at least one object representation portion and at least one artifact portion; identify at least one region of the initial image containing at least one artifact and isolate the at least one artifact by analyzing the initial image using an artifact dictionary and a non-artifact dictionary, the artifact dictionary including entries describing corresponding artifact image portions, the non-artifact dictionary including entries defining corresponding non-artifact image portions; and remove the at least one artifact from the initial image to provide a corrected image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignees: General Electric Company, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Jiang Hsieh, GuangHong Chen
  • Patent number: 10014773
    Abstract: A hybrid active power link device includes a plurality of active power link modules (APLMs). Each APLM of the plurality of APLMs includes a plurality of switching devices including a first switching device and a second switching device coupled in series. Each APLM of the plurality of APLMs also includes at least one first-type energy storage device (ESD) coupled in parallel with both of the first switching device and the second switching device. The hybrid active power link device also includes at least one second-type ESD coupled in series with at least one APLM of the plurality of APLMs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Dong Dong, Rui Zhou, Zhi Zhou, Tomas Sadilek
  • Patent number: 10014139
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to an over-current protection assembly that includes a mechanism having a first operating element and a second operating element. The first operating element is coupled to a first set of individual contacts. The second operating element is coupled to a second set of individual contacts. A single movement of the first operating element relative to the second operating element breaks a plurality of electrical contacts or paths between the first set of individual contacts and the second set of individual contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Stephen Michael Cary, Ivan Funcic, Amit Narang
  • Patent number: 10015858
    Abstract: Provided is a deep dimming control method and a driver control circuit for controlling brightness to a plurality of LEDs, that includes a controller which generates a first pulse width modulation signal, and a second pulse width modulation signal is used to switch between closed loop control and open loop control of the light intensity of the LEDs, and at least one comparator configured to receive the first PWM signal or the second PWM signal from the controller. The comparator compares the first PWM signal to a measured output current signal and regulates the output current to the LEDS in the closed loop control until a predetermined output dimming level is reached. Upon reaching the predetermined output dimming level, the controller generates the second PWM signal to another comparator, and the output current is maintained at a preset value determined by calibration during the closed loop control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Glenn Felty, David Joseph Tracy
  • Patent number: 10014617
    Abstract: An electrical distribution apparatus includes a power connector for coupling to a cable. The power connector includes a first end and a second end each defining an opening arranged to receive the cable. A barrier is removably coupled to a portion of the electrical distribution apparatus and selectively adjustable between a first position and a second position, the barrier arranged to prevent insertion of the cable into the first end opening and to permit insertion of the cable into the second end opening when the barrier is in the first position, the barrier arranged to prevent insertion of the cable into the second end opening and to permit insertion of the cable into the first end opening when the barrier is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Tapas Ranjan Rout, Leonardo Dorea Mascarenhas, Suresh M, Fernando Jorge de Sousa Braga, Tyler Braden Diomedi, Yogesh Ingole, Mariusz Duda, Jorge Juan Bonilla Hernandez, Mukesh Jain
  • Patent number: 10014388
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a symmetrical, punch-through transient voltage suppression (TVS) device includes a mesa structure disposed on a semiconductor substrate. The mesa structure includes a first semiconductor layer of a first conductivity-type, a second semiconductor layer of a second conductivity-type disposed on the first semiconductor layer, and a third semiconductor layer of the first conductive-type disposed on the second semiconductor layer. The mesa structure also includes beveled sidewalls forming mesa angles with respect to the semiconductor substrate and edge implants disposed at lateral edges of the second semiconductor layer. The edge implants including dopants of the second conductive-type are configured to cause punch-through to occur in a bulk region and not in the lateral edges of the second semiconductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Victor Mario Torres, Reza Ghandi, David Alan Lilienfeld, Avinash Srikrishnan Kashyap, Alexander Viktorovich Bolotnikov
  • Patent number: 10013752
    Abstract: A system and method for virtually inspecting a blade stage is disclosed. The system may include a digitizing device for obtaining a three-dimensional model of a shroud of each blade of the blade stage. A computer system may include at least one module configured to perform the following processes: extract a geometric location data of a plurality of reference points of each shroud from a three-dimensional model of a shroud of each blade of the blade stage created by digitizing using a digitizing device; generate a 3D virtual rendering of the shrouds of the blade stage based on the geometric location data and the known dimensions of the blade stage, the three-dimensional virtual rendering including a rendering of the plurality of reference points of each shroud; and inspect the blade stage using the three-dimensional virtual rendering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jacob Andrew Salm, Onat Bas, Birol Turan
  • Patent number: 10012387
    Abstract: In one aspect, a fuel supply system may include a fuel injector having a primary and a secondary pilot fuel nozzle in fluid communication with a primary and a secondary fuel circuit, respectively, and a main fuel nozzle in fluid communication with a main fuel circuit. The fuel injector may also define a by-pass fuel circuit connected between the primary circuit and the secondary circuit and/or the main circuit. The system may also include a primary fuel manifold configured to be fluidly connected to the primary pilot fuel nozzle via the primary fuel circuit. Moreover, the system may include a by-pass valve provided in operative association with the by-pass fuel circuit. The by-pass valve may be configured to be opened such that a portion of the fuel flowing through the primary circuit from the primary fuel manifold is directed to the secondary circuit and/or the main circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Nayan Vinodbhai Patel, Alfred Albert Mancini, Duane Douglas Thomsen
  • Patent number: 10012388
    Abstract: A fuel supply system includes a first fuel supply line coupled in flow communication with a first fuel nozzle and configured to channel a first fuel flow to the first nozzle. A second fuel supply line coupled in flow communication with a second fuel nozzle and configured to channel a second fuel flow to the second nozzle. A water supply line coupled in flow communication with a water injection nozzle and configured to channel a water flow to the water injection nozzle. An atomizing fluid supply circuit coupled in flow communication with the first and second fuel supply lines. The atomizing fluid supply circuit configured to channel an atomizing fluid flow to an atomizing nozzle and into atomizing contact with the water flow. The atomizing fluid includes a portion of at least one of the first fuel flow and the second fuel flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Rajarshi Saha, Sudhakar Todeti
  • Patent number: 10012239
    Abstract: A system is provided, including an airfoil. The airfoil includes a first suction portion of a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with Cartesian coordinate values of X, Y, and Z of a suction side as set forth in TABLE I to a maximum of three decimal places, wherein the X and Y values of the suction side are coordinate values that couple together to define suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile at each Z coordinate value, the suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile are coupled together to define the first suction portion, the airfoil includes an airfoil length along a Z axis, the first suction portion comprises a first portion length along the Z axis, the first portion length is less than or equal to the airfoil length, and the Cartesian coordinate values of X, Y, and Z are non-dimensional values convertible to dimensional distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael James Dutka, Antanu Sadhu, Nandakumar Aladahalli Rangaswamy
  • Patent number: 10012382
    Abstract: A combustion system having a furnace defining a combustion chamber includes a first burner disposed at an upper elevation of the combustion chamber and a second burner and a third burner disposed at a lower elevation of the combustion chamber. A first duct extends vertically to convey therein a fuel flow of gas and pulverized fuel. A second duct branches from the first duct to the first burner to convey a first portion of the fuel flow, which is fuel lean, to define a fuel lean flow, wherein a second portion of the fuel flow passes through the first duct as a fuel rich flow. A third duct includes one end disposed longitudinally within the first duct. An impeller is disposed within the first duct upstream of the branching of the second duct and downstream of the one end of the third duct disposed in the first duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Hilber, Bernd Greiner, Hans-Peter Schommer, Noel Francon, Helmut Jaiser
  • Patent number: 10014668
    Abstract: A switchgear enclosure is provided. The switchgear enclosure includes a plurality of switchgear panels and a plurality of ducts extending through the switchgear panels. Each switchgear panel includes an exterior housing, a busbar compartment defined within the exterior housing, and an exhaust system. The busbar compartment surrounds a busbar extending through the switchgear panel. The exhaust system includes a vent path structure configured within the exterior housing to at least partially surround the busbar compartment, a first channel defined between the vent path structure and the exterior housing, and a first vent opening formed on the vent path structure. The first vent opening directs arc gases within said busbar compartment to the first channel. The ducts are in fluid communication with the first channels of the switchgear panels to distribute arc gases between the first channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Samir Rajauria, Steven Edward Meiners, Hao Wu, Ayyappa Reddy Jakkireddy, Guru Moorthy Kurra
  • Patent number: 10014872
    Abstract: Provided is programmable circuit for interfacing with a field device. The circuit includes only one analog-to-digital converter (ADC) configured to receive from the field device one from the group including a current signal and a voltage signal. The received one signal has frequency shift keying tones (FSK) superimposed thereon, the ADC being configured to extract information from the received one signal and the FSK tones simultaneously. Also included is only one digital-to-analog converter configured to drive an output signal to the field device, the output signal (i) including one from the group including a current signal and a voltage signal and (ii) being summed with an FSK-modulated signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GE INTELLIGENT PLATFORMS, INC.
    Inventors: Alan Carroll Lovell, Bruce Henderson
  • Patent number: 10014725
    Abstract: The present invention provides a signal processing method performed by a hybrid wireless power transmitting apparatus which is configured to transmit wireless power signals based on magnetic resonance and magnetic induction, the method comprising transmitting a first object detection signal via an inductive power transmitting unit and a second object detection signal via a magnetic resonant power transmitting unit alternatively; operating one of the inductive power transmitting unit and the magnetic resonant power transmitting unit which is selected based on an inductive response signal and a resonant response signal corresponding to the first object detection signal and the second object detection signal respectively; and transmitting wireless power signal via the selected power transmitting unit; and a hybrid wireless power transmitting apparatus using the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GE HYBRID TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Chun-Kil Jung, Byong-Uk Hwang
  • Patent number: 10014751
    Abstract: A stator assembly that includes a graphite sheet-like element that has fold(s) so as to define at least two planar sections. The face of one of the planar section abuts a surface of a heat generating location(s) of the stator assembly and a face of another planar section abuts one the tooth or the slot bottom of the stator assembly. Also, a subassembly that includes an electrical machine stator assembly that includes a sheet-like element of a material having high thermal conductivity, wherein a portion of the element abuts the end winding(s) such that the sheet-like element conducts heat to the magnetic core, the stator housing, and/or a winding heat conduction element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Tsarafidy Raminosoa, Karthik Kumar Bodla, Ayman Mohamed Fawzi El-Refaie, David Allan Torrey
  • Patent number: 10014623
    Abstract: A high voltage connector is provided. The high voltage connector includes multiple electrical conductors, and at least one autotransformer. The high voltage connector is configured to couple a high voltage cable to an X-ray tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Philippe Ernest, Stephane Gautrais, Yannick Louvrier, Nicolas Levilly
  • Publication number: 20180177397
    Abstract: Systems and methods of wireless sensing of physiological data includes obtaining physiological data from a patient with a wireless sensor. A patient location device determines a location of the patient. A location of the wireless sensor is obtained. The physiological data from the wireless sensor is associated to the patient based upon a determined proximity of the location of the wireless sensor to the location of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Magnus Kall, Tuomas Laine, Mika Tapaninaho, Oliver Mayer, Sakari Lamminmaki
  • Publication number: 20180177410
    Abstract: A system and method for enhancing the determination of the blood pressure of a patient is disclosed. The system includes a wireless blood pressure sensing device that obtains blood pressure data from the patient and wirelessly transmits the data to a host system. The host system receives at least one other physiological parameter from the patient and can retrieve historical information about the patient. Based upon the blood pressure data, physiological parameter and historic data, the host system utilizes a multi-parameter algorithm to calculate a remote blood pressure reading. The blood pressure sensing device calculates a local blood pressure reading based upon the obtained blood pressure data. The host system communicates with the blood pressure sensing device to modify operation of the blood pressure sensing device based upon the at least one physiological parameter other than blood pressure, the historic patient information as well as the calculated remote reading.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Otto Valtteri Pekander
  • Publication number: 20180177900
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel composition comprising 1-amino-3-[18F]-fluorocyclobutanecarboxylic acid ([18F]-FACBC) wherein said composition has certain superior properties in comparison with known compositions comprising [18F]-FACBC. Also provided by the invention is a method to obtain said composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: GE HEALTHCARE LIMITED
    Inventor: Torild Wickstrom
  • Publication number: 20180178163
    Abstract: A method for recapturing sulfur in a chemical looping system includes receiving a flue gas stream containing a sulfur-containing species, reducing a temperature of the flue gas stream, introducing a calcium-based makeup material to the reduced temperature flue gas stream, capturing the sulfur-containing species from the reduced temperature flue gas stream, and recycling the sulfur-containing species to a reducer of the chemical looping system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventor: DAVID GORDON TUREK
  • Patent number: D821896
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas Clynne, Anirudha R. Deshpande, Jonathan Robert Meyer, Koushik Babi Saha
  • Patent number: D822047
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mitchell Scott Wills, Jian Li, Patrick Scorer, Brian Francis Zustovich, Keith Walter Lewandowski, David Dylan Lennon, Bryan Leigh Schofield, Trevor Fletcher, Megan Elizabeth Ward, Michael Delgaudio, Joshua Corey Musick, Sean Henry Lee, Yoo-Jung Kim
  • Patent number: D822233
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Tingting Wang, Yong Li, Shuyi Qin, Qi Long, Sheng Jiang