Patents by Inventor Bernard Patrick Bewlay

Bernard Patrick Bewlay has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10670539
    Abstract: An inspection system includes a light source, an imaging device, and one or more processors. The light source is configured to direct an illumination light having a controlled light characteristic towards a surface of a thermal barrier coating of a work piece. The imaging device is configured to capture image data of the surface of the thermal barrier coating by monitoring the illumination light reflected off the surface. The one or more processors are operably connected to the imaging device and configured to analyze the image data of the surface by comparing the image data to reference image data depicting a first designated microstructure. The first designated microstructure has an associated coating quality value. The one or more processors are configured to determine that the thermal barrier coating of the work piece has the first designated microstructure based on the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Guanghua Wang, Margeaux Wallace, Bernard Patrick Bewlay
  • Publication number: 20200166467
    Abstract: An inspection system includes an imaging device, visible light source, ultraviolet light source, and at least one processor. The imaging device generates a first image set of a work piece while the ultraviolet light source illuminates the work piece with ultraviolet light to cause fluorescent dye thereon to emit light, and generates a second image set of the work piece while the visible light source illuminates the work piece with visible light. The first and second image sets are generated at the same positions of the imaging device relative to the work piece. The processor maps the second image set to a computer design model of the work piece based on features depicted in the second image set and the positions of the imaging device. The processor determines a defect location on the work piece based on an analysis of the first image set and the computer design model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Xiao Bian, John Karigiannis, Stephane Harel, Steeves Bouchard, Maxime Beaudoin Pouliot, Wayne Grady, David Scott Diwinsky, Bernard Patrick Bewlay
  • Publication number: 20200164392
    Abstract: An atomizing spray device includes a housing having plural inlets and one or more outlets fluidly coupled with each other by an interior chamber. The inlets include a first inlet shaped to receive a first fluid and a second inlet shaped to receive a slurry of ceramic particles and a second fluid. The interior chamber in the housing is shaped to mix the first fluid received via the first inlet with the slurry received via the second inlet inside the housing to form a mixture in a location between the inlets and the one or more outlets. The interior chamber in the housing also is shaped to direct the mixture formed inside the housing as droplets outside of the housing via the one or more outlets such that, based on a discharged amount of the first fluid in the droplets, the first fluid promotes evaporation of the second fluid as the droplets traverse from the housing toward a surface of a component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Bernard Patrick Bewlay, Ambarish Jayant Kulkarni, Byron Pritchard, Krzysztof Lesnicki, Hrishikesh Keshavan, Mehmet Dede, Larry Rosenzweig, Jay Morgan
  • Publication number: 20200102523
    Abstract: A cleaning solution for a turbine engine includes water within a range between about 68.65 percent and about 99.63 percent by volume of the cleaning solution; a first organic acidic component within a range between about 0.1 percent and about 15 percent by volume of the cleaning solution; wherein the organic acid comprises citric acid; a second organic acidic component within a range between about 0.1 percent and about 15 percent by volume of the cleaning solution; wherein the organic acid comprises glycolic acid; isoropylamine sulphonate within a range between about 0.07 percent and 0.14 percent by volume of the cleaning solution; alcohol ethoxylate within a range between about 0.035 percent and 0.07 percent by volume of the cleaning solution; triethanol amine within a range between about 0.035 percent and 0.07 percent by volume of the cleaning solution; sodium lauriminodipropionate within a range between about 0.03 percent and 1.0 percent by volume of the cleaning solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Nicole Jessica Tibbetts, Evan J. Dolley, Bernard Patrick Bewlay, Denise Anne Anderson, Nathan David McLean, Eric John Telfeyan, Frank Wagenbaugh
  • Patent number: 10605719
    Abstract: An analysis controller determines multi-dimensional characteristics of one or more corrosion pits in equipment. These characteristics can include depths, widths, and/or aspect ratios of the corrosion pits. The controller also determines one or more stresses on the equipment based on the characteristics of the corrosion that are determined. The analysis controller also generates a control signal to implement one or more remedial actions to one or more of remove the one or more corrosion pits, repair the equipment, or restrict operation of the equipment based on the one or more stresses that are determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Andrew Joseph Detor, Bernard Patrick Bewlay, Monica Soare
  • Patent number: 10597756
    Abstract: Gamma titanium aluminide intermetallic compositions (gamma TiAl intermetallics) based on the TiAl (gamma) intermetallic compound. The gamma TiAl intermetallics contain chromium and niobium, as well as controlled amounts of carbon that achieve a desirable balance in room temperature mechanical properties and high temperature creep capabilities at temperatures approaching and possibly exceeding 1600° F. (about 870° C.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael James Weimer, Bernard Patrick Bewlay, Michael Francis Xavier Gigliotti, Jr., Thomas Joseph Kelly
  • Patent number: 10589344
    Abstract: A method for forming a mold for casting a titanium-containing article, the method including combining calcium aluminate with a liquid to produce an initial slurry of calcium aluminate and adding oxide particles into the initial slurry to create a final slurry. The method further includes introducing the final slurry into a mold cavity that contains a fugitive pattern and allowing the final slurry to cure in the mold cavity to form a mold of a titanium-containing article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bernard Patrick Bewlay, Stephen Bancheri, Michael Weimer, Joan McKiever, Brian Ellis
  • Patent number: 10589300
    Abstract: An atomizing spray device includes a housing having plural inlets and one or more outlets fluidly coupled with each other by an interior chamber. The inlets include a first inlet shaped to receive a first fluid and a second inlet shaped to receive a slurry of ceramic particles and a second fluid. The interior chamber in the housing is shaped to mix the first fluid received via the first inlet with the slurry received via the second inlet inside the housing to form a mixture in a location between the inlets and the one or more outlets. The interior chamber in the housing also is shaped to direct the mixture formed inside the housing as droplets outside of the housing via the one or more outlets such that, based on a discharged amount of the first fluid in the droplets, the first fluid promotes evaporation of the second fluid as the droplets traverse from the housing toward a surface of a component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Bernard Patrick Bewlay, Ambarish Jayant Kulkarni, Byron Pritchard, Krzysztof Lesnicki, Hrishikesh Keshavan, Mehmet Dede, Larry Rosenzweig, Jay Morgan
  • Patent number: 10569309
    Abstract: A cleaning system and method uses a tank holding a fluid detergent and an equipment assembly formed from a plurality of discrete components joined together. One or more ultrasound transducers remove one or more deposits on the equipment assembly by generating and propagating high frequency ultrasound waves into the fluid detergent while the equipment assembly is in contact with the fluid detergent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Nicole Tibbetts, Bernard Patrick Bewlay, Sean Robert Keith, Byron Andrew Pritchard, Jr., Brian Kalb, Evan Jarrett Dolley, Andrew James Jenkins, Alistair Searing, Stephen Francis Rutkowski
  • Patent number: 10550717
    Abstract: Thermal degradation monitoring systems and methods determine at least one operating parameter of equipment that defines prior usage of the equipment, determine at least one thermal characteristic of the equipment using one or more thermal imaging cameras, determine whether both the at least one operating parameter and the at least one thermal characteristic indicate thermal degradation of the equipment, and implement one or more remedial actions on the equipment to change a state of the equipment in response to determining that the at least one operating parameter and the at least one thermal characteristic indicate thermal degradation of the equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bernard Patrick Bewlay, Guanghua Wang, Jason Dees, William Robb Stewart, Todd Wetzel
  • Publication number: 20200009620
    Abstract: A cleaning system and method uses a tank holding a fluid detergent and an equipment assembly formed from a plurality of discrete components joined together. One or more ultrasound transducers remove one or more deposits on the equipment assembly by generating and propagating high frequency ultrasound waves into the fluid detergent while the equipment assembly is in contact with the fluid detergent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Nicole Tibbetts, Bernard Patrick Bewlay, Sean Robert Keith, Byron Andrew Pritchard, JR., Brian Kalb, Evan Jarrett Dolley, Andrew James Jenkins, Alistair Searing, Stephen Francis Rutkowski
  • Publication number: 20190381524
    Abstract: An atomizing spray nozzle device includes an atomizing zone housing that receives different phases of materials used to form a coating. The atomizing zone housing mixes the different phases of the materials into a two-phase mixture of ceramic-liquid droplets in a carrier gas. The device also includes a plenum housing fluidly coupled with the atomizing housing and extending from the atomizing housing to a delivery end. The plenum housing includes an interior plenum that receives the two-phase mixture of ceramic-liquid droplets in the carrier gas from the atomizing zone housing. The device also includes one or more delivery nozzles fluidly coupled with the plenum chamber. The delivery nozzles provide outlets from which the two-phase mixture of ceramic-liquid droplets in the carrier gas is delivered onto one or more surfaces of a target object as the coating on the target object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Ambarish Jayant Kulkarni, Hrishikesh Keshavan, Mehmet Dede, Bernard Patrick Bewlay, Guanghua Wang, Byron Pritchard, Michael Solomon Idelchik
  • Publication number: 20190367190
    Abstract: A control system includes one or more processors configured to determine when to extend a life span of an engine by applying an additional restorative coating to the engine based on one or more monitored parameters of the engine. The monitored parameters include a condition of a previously applied restorative coating. The one or more processors are configured to determine the condition of the previously applied restorative coating based on an optical response of the previously applied restorative coating. The one or more processors also are configured to direct application of the additional restorative coating based on the one or more monitored parameters of the engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Bernard Patrick Bewlay, Byron Andrew Pritchard, Shankar Sivaramakrishnan, Larry Steven Rosenzweig, Mehmet M. Dede, Hrishikesh Keshavan, Ambarish J. Kulkarni, Margeaux Wallace
  • Publication number: 20190344331
    Abstract: The disclosure relates generally to mold compositions and methods of molding and the articles so molded. More specifically, the disclosure relates to mold compositions, intrinsic facecoat compositions, and methods for casting titanium-containing articles, and the titanium-containing articles so molded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Bernard Patrick Bewlay, Stephen Bancheri, Michael Weimer, Joan McKiever, Brian Ellis
  • Publication number: 20190333202
    Abstract: A system includes a borescope and at least one processor. The borescope includes a camera configured to acquire an acquisition series of frames of at least one target component. The at least one processor is operably coupled to the camera, and is configured to acquire the acquisition series of frames from the camera; determine a blurriness metric value for each of the frames; select frames that satisfy a threshold for the blurriness metric value to form an inspection series of frames; and perform an inspection analysis for the at least one target component using the inspection series of frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Wei Wang, Longyin Wen, Xiao Bian, Arpit Jain, David Scott Diwinsky, Bernard Patrick Bewlay
  • Publication number: 20190323378
    Abstract: A machine is cleaned by directing a foam detergent into the machine to remove contaminants from inside the machine. An effluent portion of the foam detergent exits from the machine with some of the contaminants. One or more of a turbidity, a salinity, an amount of total dissolved solids, or a concentration the contaminants in the effluent is measured. A cleaning time period during which the foam detergent is to be directed into the machine is determined based on the turbidity, the salinity, the amount of total dissolved solids, and/or the contaminant concentration that is measured from the effluent. The foam detergent continues to be directed into the machine during the cleaning time period, and the flow of the foam detergent into the machine is terminated on expiration of the time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Nicole Jessica Tibbetts, Bernard Patrick Bewlay, Michael Eriksen, Keith Anthony Lauria, Richard Schliem, Erica Sampson, Eric Telfeyan
  • Publication number: 20190314831
    Abstract: A coating system includes a support fixture sized to be partially inserted into one or more openings of a component and a spray nozzle segment device comprising a housing configured to receive a slurry. The device is disposed radially outward of a central axis of the component and is shaped to extend circumferentially about at least part of the central axis of the component. The housing comprises plural delivery nozzles configured to spray the slurry onto a surface of the component. The device is operably coupled with the support fixture such that the fixture maintains a position of the device within the component when the support fixture is partially inserted into one or more openings of the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Ambarish Kulkarni, Byron Pritchard, Hrishikesh Keshavan, Mehmet Dede, Bernard Patrick Bewlay
  • Publication number: 20190316246
    Abstract: A reactive phase spray formulation coating is configured to be disposed on the thermal barrier coating of an article. The reactive phase spray formulation coating comprises a base material and a binder material. The base material has a compliance that is higher than a compliance of the binder material, the binder material has a cohesive strength that is greater than a cohesive strength of the base material, the binder material has an adhesive strength that is greater than an adhesive strength of the base material, and the binder material has a surface area of at least ten square-meters per gram that is greater than a surface area of the base material. The binder material is configured to improve a cohesive strength level, an adhesive strength level, and a compliance of the formulation coating of the thermal barrier coating relative to the formulation coating not including the binder material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Hrishikesh Keshavan, Byron Pritchard, Margeaux Wallace, Ambarish Kulkarni, Mehmet Dede, Bernard Patrick Bewlay
  • Publication number: 20190301945
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine includes a core engine having a casing, a cowl disposed annularly around the casing such that a gap is formed between the casing and the cowl, and a thermal monitoring system having at least one camera positioned within the gap, wherein the at least one camera is configured to detect thermal radiation from at least one turbine component within the gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Guanghua Wang, Xiaoyue Liu, Bernard Patrick Bewlay
  • Patent number: 10391547
    Abstract: A mold for casting a titanium-containing article includes calcium aluminate and silicon carbide, and the silicon carbide is graded in the mold such that it is in different portions of the mold in different amounts, with the highest concentration of silicon carbide being located between a bulk of the mold and a surface of the mold that opens to a mold cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Bernard Patrick Bewlay, Joan McKiever, Brian Michael Ellis, Nicholas Vincent McLasky