General Electric Patents

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  • Patent number: 9989950
    Abstract: Disclosed herein, in various embodiments, are systems and methods for creating, implementing, communicating, and/or analyzing control logic governing operation of a system under control, where the control logic is defined in attributed data, which specifies control operators along with their input and output variables for the various control nodes. In example embodiments, an attributed-data generator converts a control-logic design specification into attributed data based in part on control-operator mappings provided by an attributed-data dictionary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Todd Allen Keitel
  • Patent number: 9988916
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a cooling structure for a stationary blade, including: an endwall coupled to a radial end of an airfoil; a chamber positioned within the endwall and radially displaced from a radially outer end of the trailing edge of the airfoil, wherein the chamber includes a pair of opposing chamber walls, one of the pair of opposing chamber walls being positioned proximal to the pressure side surface of the airfoil and the other of the pair of opposing chamber walls being positioned proximal to the suction side surface and the trailing edge of the airfoil, and wherein the cooling fluid in the chamber is in thermal communication with least a portion of the endwall positioned proximal to the pressure side surface and the trailing edge of the airfoil; and a plurality of thermally conductive fixtures positioned within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Aaron Gregory Winn, George Andrew Gergely, Mary Virginia Holloway, Paul Kendall Smith
  • Patent number: 9988917
    Abstract: A turbine nozzle disposed in a turbine includes a suction side having a bulge, and a pressure side. The suction side and the pressure side extend opposite one another between a leading edge and a trailing edge in an axial direction transverse to a longitudinal axis of the turbine nozzle, and extends a radial direction along the longitudinal axis. The bulge is disposed on the suction side protruding relative to the other portion of the suction side in a direction transverse to both the radial and axial directions. The turbine nozzle has a first periphery defined at a first cross-section at a first location along the height of the turbine nozzle by selected coordinate sets listed in Table 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Soumyik Kumar Bhaumik, Rohit Chouhan
  • Patent number: 9989446
    Abstract: The invention discloses a sample preservation method which comprises the following steps: a) providing a paper substrate comprising ligands, where the ligands comprise charged groups, b) applying a sample comprising at least one analyte and at least one contaminant on the paper substrate, c) drying the sample on the paper substrate and, d) extracting at least part of the paper substrate to provide a solution of the analyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: GE HEALTHCARE UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Philip Robert Mallender, Douglas Mark Green, Sarah Janet Clegg, Barry Edmund Johnson, Jimmy Hedin Dahlstrom, Mattias Algotsson, Ronnie Palmgren
  • Publication number: 20180147305
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of in vivo imaging with meta-[123I]iodobenzylguanidine ([123I]mIBG) and more particularly wherein said method is used to stratify a defined subset of subjects with heart failure into particular treatment regimens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: GE HEALTHCARE LIMITED
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Provost, Paul Alexander Jones, Etienne Montagut, Jay Chahal, Meridith Keating Johnson
  • Publication number: 20180148227
    Abstract: A vessel configured to contain a liquid is provided. The vessel includes a collapsible bad, a reusable support structure, a sensor, and a controller. The collapsible bag is operative to contain the liquid. The reusable support structure is operative to support the collapsible bag. The sensor is operative to measure a parameter within the collapsible bag. The controller is in electronic communication with the sensor and operative to introduce an antifoaming agent into the collapsible bag based at least in part on a signal received from the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences Corp.
    Inventors: PARRISH M. GALLIHER, GEOFFREY L. HODGE, MICHAEL FISHER
  • Publication number: 20180148232
    Abstract: An apparatus for securing a vessel includes a primary cap having a threaded portion that is configured to selectively engage corresponding threads of a vessel to secure the primary cap to the vessel, and at least one projection. The apparatus further includes a removable secondary cap configured to engage the primary cap to secure the vessel, the secondary cap including at least one lug, the lug having a shear zone that contacts the projection when the primary and secondary caps are engaged and secured to a vessel. When the secondary cap is removed from the primary cap, the shear zone is broken by the projection such that the secondary cap cannot by reinstalled on the primary cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: EDWARD CASTILLO, PAUL WERVEY
  • Publication number: 20180152029
    Abstract: A system for managing rechargeable batteries for medical devices includes a charging station that holds and charges multiple batteries simultaneously and an idle time module that determines a battery idle time for one or more of the multiple batteries held in the charging stations, wherein the battery idle time indicates the duration that each respective battery has been fully charged and available for use. The system further includes a battery selection indicator for each of the multiple batteries, wherein the battery selection indicator is activated based on the battery idle time to identify that the respective battery should be selected for use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Magnus Kall
  • Publication number: 20180147024
    Abstract: Systems and methods for wireless sensing include a wireless senor which includes a physiological sensor and an identification sensor. The physiological sensor obtains physiological data from a patient and the identification sensor detects a unique characteristic of the patient as identification data. The identification data is used to produce a unique identifier which is transmitted wirelessly from the wireless sensor along with the physiological data to associate the transmitted physiological data to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Magnus Kall, Tuomas Laine, Mika Tapaninaho, Sakari Lamminmaki
  • Publication number: 20180147304
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of in vivo imaging with meta-[123I]iodobenzylguanidine ([123I]mIBG) and more particularly wherein said method is used to stratify a defined subset of subjects with heart failure into particular treatment regimens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: GE HEALTHCARE LIMITED
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Provost, Paul Alexander Jones, Etienne Montagut, Jay Chahal, Meridith Keating Johnson
  • Patent number: 9983320
    Abstract: A detector assembly is provided that includes a semiconductor detector, a collimator and a processing unit. The semiconductor detector has a first surface and a second surface opposed to each other. The first surface includes pixels (which in turn comprise corresponding pixelated anodes), and the second surface includes a cathode electrode. The collimator includes openings, with each opening associated with a single corresponding pixel of the semiconductor detector. The processing unit is configured to identify detected events within virtual sub-pixels distributed along a length and width of the semiconductor detector. Each pixel includes (e.g., has associated therewith) a plurality of corresponding virtual sub-pixels, with absorbed photons are counted as events in a corresponding virtual sub-pixel. Absorbed photons are counted as events within a thickness of the semiconductor detector at a distance corresponding to an energy window width used to identify the events as photon impacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Arie Shahar, Jean-Paul Bouhnik
  • Patent number: 9983593
    Abstract: In a system and method for communicating data between first and second vehicles, a first electronic component in the first vehicle is monitored to determine if the component is in (or enters) a failure state. In the failure state, the first electronic component is unable to perform a designated function. Upon determining the failure state, data is transmitted from the first vehicle to a second electronic component on the second vehicle, over a communication channel linking the first vehicle and the second vehicle. The second electronic component is operated based on the transmitted data, with the second electronic component performing the designated function that the first electronic component is unable to perform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jared Klineman Cooper, Eugene Smith, Nick David Nagrodsky, William Cherrick Schoonmaker, Todd William Goodermuth
  • Patent number: 9981052
    Abstract: A lighting system includes a light source configured to generate light toward one or more surfaces or materials to inactivate one or more pathogens on the one or more surfaces or materials. The light includes an inactivating portion having wavelengths in a range of 280 to 380 nanometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: GE Lighting Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Clynne, Gary Robert Allen, Kevin Jeffrey Benner, Kevin James Vick, Erik Leeming Kvam
  • Patent number: 9984580
    Abstract: A method, medium, and system to receive a baseline airline schedule including details associated with at least one flight; optimize the baseline airline schedule in accordance with at least one specified optimization objective to generate an optimized airline schedule; evaluate a robustness of the optimized airline schedule based on an execution of a simulation based process to generate a set of quantitative metrics; and generate a record of the set of quantitative metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Hongwei Liao, James Kenneth Aragones, Nitika Bhaskar, Jonathan Mark Dunsdon
  • Patent number: 9981433
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed methods for modifying molds of rotor blades of a wind turbine. In certain embodiments, the blade mold is constructed, at least in part, of a thermoplastic material optionally reinforced with a fiber material. In one embodiment, the method includes identifying at least one blade mold addition for the mold of the rotor blade and positioning the blade mold addition at a predetermined location of the mold of the rotor blade. Further, the blade mold addition is constructed, at least in part, of a thermoplastic material. Thus, the method includes applying at least one of heat, pressure, or one or more chemicals at an interface of the blade mold addition and the mold so as to join the blade mold addition to the mold. In further embodiments, the methods described herein are also directed repairing thermoplastic blade molds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Christopher Daniel Caruso, Aaron A. Yarbrough, Daniel Alan Hynum, James Robert Tobin
  • Patent number: 9985295
    Abstract: A solid oxide fuel cell is disclosed. The fuel cell includes a porous anode, formed of finely-dispersed nickel/stabilized-zirconia powder particles. The particles have an average diameter of less than about 300 nanometers. They are also characterized by a tri-phase length of greater than about 50 ?m/?m3. A solid oxide fuel cell stack is also described, along with a method of forming an anode for a solid oxide fuel cell. The method includes the step of using a spray-agglomerated, nickel oxide/stabilized-zirconia powder to form the anode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Bastiaan Arie Korevaar, Yuk-Chiu Lau, Anteneh Kebbede, Harish Radhakrishna Acharya, Badri Narayan Ramamurthi, Gregory John Parker
  • Patent number: 9981294
    Abstract: A hydraulic flushing system includes a hydraulic downhole control line that runs from a hydraulic source to a surface controlled sub-surface safety valve of an underwater hydrocarbon extraction facility, where the hydraulic downhole control line includes a directional control valve. The hydraulic flushing system further includes a purge line coupled to the hydraulic downhole control line downstream of the directional control valve to a service line. The purge line includes a fluid isolation valve therein to enable purging of a hydraulic fluid. The hydraulic flushing system further includes a service line coupled to the purge line via the fluid isolation valve to store the purged hydraulic fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: GE Oil & Gas UK Limited
    Inventor: David Martin Smith
  • Patent number: 9983902
    Abstract: A system and method of multi-level scheduling analysis for a general processing module of a real-time operating system. The method includes identifying any processes within respective partitions of the general processing module, for each identified process, determining if the process is local-time centric or global-time centric. The method converts global-time centric process to a local-time centric process, applies a single-level scheduling analysis technique to the processes of respective partitions, and transforms local-time based response times to global-time based response times. The method performs scheduling and response time analyses on one or more of the identified processes of respective partitions. The method can be performed on a synchronous and/or asynchronous system, and on a hierarchical scheduling system that includes a top level scheduler having a static-cyclic schedule and/or a general static schedule. A system and non-transitory computer-readable medium are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Gregory Reed Sykes, Kevin Jones, Hongwei Liao, Panagiotis Manolios
  • Patent number: 9981333
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a rotary article comprises: providing a cold metal transfer welding apparatus comprising a welding torch; providing a rotary substrate; providing a digital representation of the rotary article having at least one internal flo passage; defining a welding path on the rotary substrate based on the digital representation; rotating the rotary substrate while depositing a filler metal layer by layer on the welding path of the rotary substrate to form the rotary article; and separating the rotary substrate from the rotary article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Wen Tan, Renwei Yuan, Hongyuan Shen, Lei Yang, Yong Liu, Zhixue Peng, Yanmin Li, Guoshuang Cai
  • Patent number: 9982892
    Abstract: A fuel nozzle assembly includes a center body having a pilot air passage and a pilot fuel passage defined therein. A pilot nozzle having a plurality of premix passages is disposed within a downstream end portion of the center body. Each premix passage includes an inlet that is in fluid communication with the pilot air passage, an outlet that is positioned axially downstream from the inlet and a fuel port that is in fluid communication with the pilot fuel passage. An outer sleeve is coaxially aligned with and radially spaced from the center body so as to define an annular passage therebetween. A strut extends radially outwardly from the center body to the outer sleeve. The fuel nozzle assembly further includes an inlet passage that is in fluid communication with the pilot air passage. The inlet passage extends through the outer sleeve, the strut and the center body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Bryan Wesley Romig, Dereck Joseph Ouellet, Jason Thurman Stewart, Michael Christopher Gibson
  • Patent number: 9982684
    Abstract: A hybrid compressor blade having an airfoil portion and a root portion that includes an outer shell comprised of one or multiple types of material that are each located at a predesignated section on the compressor blade, having at least one transition region between two different sections. The transition region is comprised of one or multiple layers with a compositional gradient based upon materials in the neighboring sections to provide a gradual transition from one section to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Maria del Pilar Moricca
  • Patent number: 9982637
    Abstract: A system includes a controller that is configured to respond to engine load being at a designated engine load point by operating an engine with a lower exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) amount and a more advanced fuel injection timing than any other steady-state engine load point when EGR and fuel injection are enabled. The controller is further configured to respond to engine load being within a range of engine load points around the designated engine load point by increasing the EGR amount and retarding fuel injection timing as load increases and as load decreases away from the designated engine load point. This may result in decreased fuel consumption while maintaining emissions below designated levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Manoj Prakash Gokhale
  • Patent number: 9982190
    Abstract: A process for preparing a Mn+4 doped phosphor of formula I Ax[MFy]:Mn+4??I includes gradually adding a first solution to a second solution gradually discharging the product liquor from the reactor while volume of the product liquor in the reactor remains constant; wherein A is Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, or a combination thereof; M is Si, Ge, Sn, Ti, Zr, Al, Ga, In, Sc, Y, La, Nb, Ta, Bi, Gd, or a combination thereof; x is the absolute value of the charge of the [MFy] ion; y is 5, 6 or 7. The first solution includes a source of M and HF and the second solution includes a source of Mn to a reactor in the presence of a source of A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: James Edward Murphy, Srinivas Prasad Sista
  • Patent number: 9986314
    Abstract: A patient monitor includes a data connector configured to connect to a corresponding data connector of an approved physiological data acquisition device to provide data transmission to and from the approved physiological data acquisition device, and a power connector configured to connect to a corresponding power connector of the approved physiological data acquisition device to provide power to the approved physiological data acquisition device. The patient monitor further includes a control module configured to detect connection of a corresponding power connector of an unidentified device at the power connection port and/or a corresponding data connector of the unidentified device to the data connector, and provide a limited power amount to the unidentified device through the power connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Nathaniel Frederic Stoddard, Todd Weyenberg, David Hernke
  • Patent number: 9982728
    Abstract: A system and method for auxiliary clutch failure detection determines a difference between a first output power of a powered system when a clutch system is controlled to engage and drive a load at a first output of the load and a second output power of the powered system when the clutch system is controlled to drive the load at a larger, second output. A control signal indicative of clutch failure is generated responsive to the difference being less than a designated threshold. The control signal may be used to implement one or more remedial actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Henry Todd Young, Jason Daniel Kuttenkuler, Jeffrey John Wolff, Aaron Craig Mellinger
  • Patent number: 9986312
    Abstract: A machine includes a first machine substrate and a second machine substrate and a monitoring system for the machine. The monitoring system includes a sensor subsystem including a sensor substrate integral with the first machine substrate and at least one sensor electromagnetic structure coupled to at least a portion of the sensor substrate. The at least one sensor electromagnetic structure includes at least one sensor conducting sub-component. The at least one sensor electromagnetic structure is configured to regulate electromagnetic fields incident thereto in response to at least one measurement characteristic of a machine measurand. The sensor subsystem is configured to obtain at least one measurement characteristic of the machine measurand proximate a machine sensing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Ertugrul Berkcan, Yongjae Lee
  • Patent number: 9980703
    Abstract: An ultrasound imaging system and method is provided that includes an ultrasound probe configured to acquire ultrasound data for a region of interest and a controller circuit communicatively coupled to the ultrasound probe configured to generate one or more ultrasound images from the ultrasound data. The ultrasound imaging system and method further provide a curved housing shaped to extend along a curvature angle, the curved housing includes a front panel having a curved touchscreen having at least a first interface section, a second interface section, and a third interface section formed integral with one another. The first interface section and the third interface section are positioned at different display angles with respect to each other. The first interface section is also configured to display one or more ultrasound images, and the third interface section includes one or more user selectable icons to control the ultrasound probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Lionel Wodecki
  • Patent number: 9983175
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed for testing an acoustic probe having transducing elements for converting between acoustic and electrical signals. An electrical signal is generated at a frequency with a testing device capable of generating electrical signals over a range of frequencies. The electrical signal is transmitted to at least some of the transducing elements to measure a complex impedance and thereby evaluate a performance of the transducing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Ginther, John Timms, G. Wayne Moore, James Gessert
  • Patent number: 9981438
    Abstract: A pre-form CMC cavity and method of forming pre-form CMC cavity for a ceramic matrix component includes providing a mandrel, applying a base ply to the mandrel, laying-up at least one CMC ply on the base ply, removing the mandrel, and densifying the base ply and the at least one CMC ply. The remaining densified base ply and at least one CMC ply form a ceramic matrix component having a desired geometry and a cavity formed therein. Also provided is a method of forming a CMC component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Philip Harold Monaghan, John McConnell Delvaux, Glenn Curtis Taxacher
  • Patent number: 9983203
    Abstract: Provided are methods for protein analysis in which proteins to be analyzed are displayed on a population of discrete and dispersible structures, such as beads or other particles, for subsequent affinity reactions and analysis/detection. The proteins to be analyzed may be provided as denatured protein samples in the presence of a denaturing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES AB
    Inventors: Daniel Ivansson, Camilla Estmer Nilsson, Therese Graner, Johan Ohman
  • Patent number: 9981675
    Abstract: An inspection system for use with a vehicle includes a database containing vehicle route data and at least one location of a route to be inspected. The database may be accessed by vehicles with on-board inspection systems so that they may inspect the location of route to be inspected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jared Klineman Cooper, Nicholas David Nagrodsky
  • Patent number: 9983087
    Abstract: A system is presented. The system includes a stator component, a rotor component rotating inside the stator component, a plurality of features disposed on the periphery of the stator component or the rotor component, and a processing subsystem for determining at least one of an amount of rotor imbalance and an orientation of the rotor imbalance at least based upon feature-to-feature speed variation of the plurality of features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Mahesh Raveendranatha Panicker, Aninda Bhattacharya, Akshay Krishnamurty Ambekar, Bret Dwayne Worden
  • Patent number: 9981889
    Abstract: Methods for scavenging carbon disulfide (“CS2”) from hydrocarbon streams using treatment compositions comprising at least one CS2 scavenger and at least one phase transfer catalyst therein. The CS2 scavenger may comprise at least one polyamine with the general formula: H2N—(R1—NH)x—R2—(NH—R3)y—NH2 wherein R1, R2, R3 may be the same or different H, aryl or C1-C4 alkyl; and x and y may be integers from 0 to 10. A hydrocarbon product with a reduced concentration of CS2 therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Flavio Weissheimer, John Link
  • Patent number: 9982881
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a method and a system employing a gas introduced into the system as a startup operation for a natural circulation vertical heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) to initiate natural circulation of a fluid within the system. More specifically, the present disclosure is directed to a method and a system employing a gas introduced into an outlet header of an evaporator, into an outlet header of an evaporator and into one or more risers near the outlet header of the evaporator, or into one or more risers near the outlet header of the evaporator, to initiate natural circulation of a fluid in a desired system direction from the evaporator directly into a steam drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Suresh K. Shenoy, Rahul Jayant Terdalkar, Wesley Paul Bauver, II
  • Patent number: 9982659
    Abstract: Methods for refurbishing a wind turbine are provided. A method includes removing an existing machine head and existing top tower section from the wind turbine. The wind turbine further includes a lower tower section, the lower tower section comprising a top flange, the top flange defining a first plurality of fastener holes disposed in a first hole pattern. The method further includes connecting a new machine head and new top tower section to the wind turbine. The new top tower section comprises a bottom flange, the bottom flange defining a second plurality of fastener holes disposed in a second hole pattern. The second hole pattern matches the first hole pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Jay F. Leonard
  • Patent number: 9984205
    Abstract: An example method includes storing healthcare information related to a patient on the cloud-based clinical information system and determining if a first local information system of a first healthcare entity includes a first existing patient record associated with the patient. The example method also includes communicating a first command from the cloud-based clinical information system to an edge device located at a facility associated with the first healthcare entity and in communication with the first local information system. The edge device is to automatically attach a first portion of the healthcare information to the first existing patient record if the first local information system includes the first existing patient record or automatically generate a first new patient record to be populated by the first portion of the healthcare information if the first local information system does not include the first existing patient record based on the first command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Nimrod Ohad, Mark Alan Cole, Mike Lowell Sharland, Ronen Gans, Patrick Leo Hughes
  • Patent number: 9982515
    Abstract: A locking apparatus for attaching to an end of a valve actuator includes an assembly body, the assembly body releasably securable to a valve actuator. The assembly body has a stem bore for receiving an actuator stem, and a plunger orifice through a sidewall of the assembly body. An immobilizer assembly has a plunger extending through the plunger orifice, and biased radially outward and moveable between a radially inner position where the immobilizer assembly extends over the stem bore, and a radially outer position where an inner end of the immobilizer assembly is radially outward of the stem bore. A segmented housing circumscribes the assembly body and is moveable between a first position where the plunger is in the radially outer position and a second position where the plunger is in the radially inner position. A fusible band selectively retains the segmented housing in engagement with the immobilizer assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: GE OIL & GAS PRESSURE CONTROL LP
    Inventors: Carl Raymond Taylor, Keith Adams, Travis Kyle McEvoy
  • Patent number: 9984476
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for reconstructing and automatically segmenting an image. In one embodiment, a method comprises acquiring projection data, the projection data comprising higher energy projection data and lower energy projection data, generating a first image from the projection data, generating a second image from the projection data, segmenting the second image to generate segments, and segmenting the first image based on the segments of the second image. In this way, an image which may otherwise prove challenging for an automatic segmentation process may be accurately segmented without sacrificing textural details of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jiang Hsieh, William David Doan, Paul Roger Anderson
  • Patent number: 9982686
    Abstract: An elastomeric dampening link including two or more interconnected dampening bushings mounted around corresponding ones of two or more adjustable length turnbuckles linked to devices and elastomeric dampening link includes at least one bar connecting adjacent ones of the dampening bushings. Clamping bands of clamp may be clamped around each of the dampening bushings. Bar may be in tension between the dampening bushings. Each of the turnbuckles may include a rod disposed in a corresponding one of the dampening bushings and having distal hollow internally threaded first end, first eyelet mounted on the first externally threaded shank adjustably screwed into internally threaded first end. One of the bushings may be substantially solid, have a rectangular slot extending inwardly from an annular surface of bushing, and the rod may have six sided surface with two opposite sides slidingly engaging and fitting snugly in the slot. Turnbuckles and links may be used to actuate variable stator vanes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Aldo Daniel Ramirez Ollervides, Luis Alejandro De Leon Teran, Timothy Jay VanDemark, Steven Edward Horner, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9984199
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments are directed to a method for accurately counting and characterizing multiple cell phenotypes and sub-phenotypes within cell populations simultaneously by exploiting biomarker co-expression levels within cells of different phenotypes in the same tissue sample. The disclosed embodiments are also directed to a simple intuitive interface enabling medical staff (e.g., pathologists, biologists) to annotate and evaluate different cell phenotypes used in the algorithm and the presented through the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES CORP.
    Inventors: Anup Sood, Fiona Ginty, Nicole Evelyn LaPlante, Christopher James Sevinsky, Qing Li, Alberto Santamaria-Pang, Raghav Krishna Padmanabhan
  • Patent number: 9982598
    Abstract: A variable bleed valve includes a variable bleed valve door disposed in a bleed inlet in transition duct and rotatable about an axis at or near a forward end of door. Valve is operable to open and close a bleed slot open to a booster bleed flowpath located outwardly of transition duct and having an airflow restrictor. Airflow restrictor may be variable such as a flapper valve. Booster bleed flowpath may pass through a bifurcated bleed duct including an inner passage radially bound by spaced apart inner and middle bleed walls and an outer passage radially bound by middle bleed wall and an outer bleed wall. Airflow restrictor may include an outlet area smaller than an inlet area of inner passage. Door seals against middle bleed wall to open inner passage and against outer bleed wall to open both passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Byron Andrew Pritchard, Jr., Charles Daniel Califf, Peter John Wood, Raymond Gust Holm, Allan George van de Wall, Peter Alfred Pezzi
  • Patent number: 9986060
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a geographic information system (GIS) for collecting data for future usage. In operation, a spatial server receives an image request to a client device, applies a hash function to the image request to generate a standardized identifier. The GIS client device uses the standardized identifier, attributes of GIS data associated with the standardized identifier or the GIS data, or attributes of GIS data associated with a stored identifier that corresponds to the standardized identifier to determine whether to retrieve or cache a GIS data associated with the standardized or stored identifier for display on the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Phillip James Robinson
  • Patent number: 9986036
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of operating a system includes receiving, at a network interface configured for specialized network protocol networks, a set of data frames and storing the received set of data frames for later retrieval, and retrieving a subset of the data frames from the network interface by a retrieval module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: GE Aviation Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Neil Russo, Richard John Reiffer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9985550
    Abstract: A method for use in reducing an inductance of a circuit including a commutation loop defined at least in part by a source conductor and a return conductor between a first component and a second component is described. The method includes disposing a conductive inductance reducer within the commutation loop. The conductive inductance reducer includes an electrically conductive material and an insulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Ravisekhar Nadimpalli Raju, Manoj Ramprasad Shah
  • Publication number: 20180140229
    Abstract: A method of measuring patient position by a patient monitoring system includes providing a first position sensor attachable to a portion of the patient, and providing a hub device that includes a calibration position sensor. A first calibration position measurement is received from the calibration position sensor while the hub device is aligned with the portion of the patient where the first position sensor is attached. A first patient position measurement is received from the first position sensor, and then a calibration map is determined for the first position sensor based on a difference between the first calibration position measurement and the first patient position measurement. Position measurement data is then received from the first position sensor, and a patient position is determined based on the position measurement data and the calibration map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Martti Ilmari Kesaniemi
  • Publication number: 20180143042
    Abstract: A probe assembly for inserting a probe into a flexible or semi-rigid object is provided. The probe assembly includes an aseptic connector for coupling to the object, a probe sheath that extends longitudinally from the aseptic connector, and an actuator for deploying the probe within the object. The probe sheath has a plurality of concentric sheath elements and an inner longitudinal volume that is configured to permit longitudinal movement of the probe within the probe sheath. The actuator moves the probe longitudinally within the probe sheath by telescoping a first sheath element of the plurality within another sheath element of the plurality such that the probe is moved to a position sufficient to measure at least one parameter within the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES CORP.
    Inventors: RICHARD L. DAMREN, COLIN R. TUOHEY, THOMAS ERDENBERGER, MICHAEL FISHER, JONATHAN A. KENNEY, PARRISH M. GALLIHER, JOSEPH D. CROWELL
  • Publication number: 20180142889
    Abstract: A cooling system for a grate bar of an incinerator of solid materials is provided includes a feed grate having a plurality of grate bars, at least one of the grate bars including a body having a top surface, a bottom surface, a first end and a second end, a first aperture in the body and a second aperture in the body, and an internal passageway defined within the body and fluidly connecting the first aperture to the second aperture, the first aperture arranged to receive a gas therethrough into the body, and the second aperture arranged to provide an egress for the gas out of the body. The cooling system further includes a manifold duct fluidly coupled to the second aperture for receiving the gas from the second aperture. The gas is independent of the primary combustion air of the incinerator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventor: GREGORY DUNNU
  • Publication number: 20180146266
    Abstract: A patient monitor includes a data connector configured to connect to a corresponding data connector of an approved physiological data acquisition device to provide data transmission to and from the approved physiological data acquisition device, and a power connector configured to connect to a corresponding power connector of the approved physiological data acquisition device to provide power to the approved physiological data acquisition device. The patient monitor further includes a control module configured to detect connection of a corresponding power connector of an unidentified device at the power connection port and/or a corresponding data connector of the unidentified device to the data connector, and provide a limited power amount to the unidentified device through the power connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Nathaniel Frederic Stoddard, Todd Weyenberg, David Hernke
  • Patent number: D819071
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Constance Anne Rathke, Edward Lail, Juha Kaasinen
  • Patent number: D819255
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Matthew David Kollarits, Abby Mosher, Alex Kendall Price