Patents by Inventor Mario Joseph Arceneaux

Mario Joseph Arceneaux 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).

  • Publication number: 20200165934
    Abstract: A method for determining an arrival-time of a rotor blade that includes attaching an RF reader to a stationary surface and an RF tag to the rotor blade. Time-of-flight data points are collected via an RF monitoring process that includes: emitting an RF signal from the RF reader and recording a first time; receiving the RF signal at the RF tag and emitting a return RF signal by the RF tag in response thereto; receiving the return RF signal at the RF reader and recording a second time; and determining the time-of-flight data point as being the duration occurring between the first time and the second time. The RF monitoring process is repeated until multiple time-of-flight data points are collected. A minimum time-of-flight is determined from the multiple time-of-flight data points, and the arrival-time for the rotor blade is determined as being a time that corresponds to the minimum time-of-flight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kurt Kramer Schleif, Michael Allen Ball, Mario Joseph Arceneaux, Andrew David Ellis, Vincent Carmona
  • Publication number: 20200166432
    Abstract: A method for determining an arrival-time of a rotor blade in a turbine engine that includes the steps of: having an RF reader attached to a stationary surface in the turbine engine; having an RF tag attached to a first region of the rotor blade; having a reference RF tag attached to a rotating structure near the RF tag; in relation to a first revolution of the rotor blade occurring during the operation of the turbine engine, collecting an arrival-time for each of the RF tag and the reference RF tag with the RF reader via an RF monitoring process; comparing the arrival-time of the RF tag to the arrival-time of the reference RF tag to determine an arrival-time test result for the first region of the rotor blade for the first revolution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kurt Kramer Schleif, Michael Allen Ball, Mario Joseph Arceneaux, Andrew David Ellis, Vincent Carmona
  • Publication number: 20200166431
    Abstract: A method for determining an arrival-time of a rotor blade that includes attaching an RF reader to a stationary surface and an RF tag to the rotor blade. Strength-of-signal data points are collected via an RF monitoring process that includes: emitting an RF signal from the RF reader; receiving the RF signal at the RF tag and emitting a return RF signal by the RF tag in response thereto; receiving the return RF signal at the RF reader; measuring a signal strength of the return RF signal as received by the RF reader; and determining the strength-of-signal data point as being equal to the measured signal strength. The RF monitoring process is repeated until multiple strength-of-signal data points are collected. A maximum strength-of-signal is determined from the multiple strength-of-signal data points, and the arrival-time for the rotor blade is determined as being a time that corresponds to the maximum strength-of-signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kurt Kramer Schleif, Michael Allen Ball, Mario Joseph Arceneaux, Andrew David Ellis, Vincent Carmona
  • Patent number: 10030811
    Abstract: A system for attaching a device to a rotating shaft is provided herein. The system may include a rotating shaft, a telemetry transmitter positioned about the rotating shaft, and a housing positioned about the telemetry transmitter. The telemetry transmitter may be trapped by the housing. The system also may include a connector configured to connect the housing to the rotating shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kurt Kramer Schleif, Peter Ping-Liang Sue, Michael Davis Jacobs, Nathan Lee Brown, Mario Joseph Arceneaux, Paul Walter Dausacker
  • Patent number: 9777589
    Abstract: A system for routing rotatable wire bundles which extend from a rotor shaft of a turbomachine includes a plurality of wire bundles which extend outwardly from an inner passage of the rotor shaft of the turbomachine. An annular wire barrel is coupled to an end of the rotor shaft. A plurality of thru-holes is defined within and/or by the wire barrel. The plurality of thru-holes is annularly arranged therein. Each thru-hole extends through an aft wall of the wire barrel and is circumferentially spaced from adjacent thru-holes. Each wire bundle extends individually through a corresponding thru-hole of the plurality of thru-holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kurt Kramer Schleif, Donald W. Shaw, Zachary John Snider, Mario Joseph Arceneaux
  • Patent number: 9735530
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining axial spacing between conductive rings of a slip ring assembly includes a signal generator that generates an incident signal, a plurality of conductive rings axially spaced along a shaft where the plurality of conductive rings includes a first conductive ring and a second conductive ring that are axially spaced at a first axial distance. The shaft and the plurality of conductive rings are submerged in a bath of a liquid or encased in an epoxy. A first twisted wire pair is electronically coupled at to the signal generator and to inputs of the first and second conductive rings. A second twisted wire pair is electronically coupled at one end to outputs of the first and second conductive rings. A method for determining axial spacing between conductive rings of a slip ring assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mario Joseph Arceneaux, Kurt Kramer Schleif, Donald W. Shaw
  • Patent number: 9698579
    Abstract: A method for routing wires from a rotor shaft of a turbomachine includes routing a plurality of wire bundles through an end portion of the rotor shaft and into an annular extension shaft which is coupled to the end portion of the rotor shaft, threading each wire bundle through a corresponding thru-hole of a plurality of thru-holes defined in an annular wire barrel, inserting the wire barrel into the extension shaft and fixedly connecting the wire barrel to the extension shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Kurt Kramer Schleif, Donald W. Shaw, Zachary John Snider, Mario Joseph Arceneaux
  • Patent number: 9530307
    Abstract: A system for transmitting data from a rotating component of a turbomachine includes a plurality of thermal sensors coupled to corresponding rotatable components within the turbomachine where each thermal sensor generates a discrete analog signal indicative of temperature. A plurality of transmitter assemblies is coupled to an end of a rotor shaft of the turbomachine. The plurality of transmitter assemblies comprises a first transmitter assembly and a second transmitter assembly. The first transmitter assembly is configured to receive the discrete analog signals from the plurality of thermal sensors, multiplex the plurality of discrete analog signals into a single amplifier and an analog-to-digital converter to generate a single stream of digital data therefrom. The system also includes a slip ring assembly having a plurality of conductive rings where at least one of the conductive rings defines a digital signal path between the first transmitter assembly and a data acquisition system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Donald W. Shaw, Kurt Kramer Schleif, Mario Joseph Arceneaux, Michael Allen Ball
  • Publication number: 20160268752
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining axial spacing between conductive rings of a slip ring assembly includes a signal generator that generates an incident signal, a plurality of conductive rings axially spaced along a shaft where the plurality of conductive rings includes a first conductive ring and a second conductive ring that are axially spaced at a first axial distance. The shaft and the plurality of conductive rings are submerged in a bath of a liquid or encased in an epoxy. A first twisted wire pair is electronically coupled at to the signal generator and to inputs of the first and second conductive rings. A second twisted wire pair is electronically coupled at one end to outputs of the first and second conductive rings. A method for determining axial spacing between conductive rings of a slip ring assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Mario Joseph Arceneaux, Kurt Kramer Schleif, Donald W. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20160210845
    Abstract: A system for transmitting data from a rotating component of a turbomachine includes a plurality of thermal sensors coupled to corresponding rotatable components within the turbomachine where each thermal sensor generates a discrete analogue signal indicative of temperature. A plurality of transmitter assemblies is coupled to an end of a rotor shaft of the turbomachine. The plurality of transmitter assemblies comprises a first transmitter assembly and a second transmitter assembly. The first transmitter assembly is configured to receive the discrete analogue signals from the plurality of thermal sensors, multiplex the plurality of discrete analogue signals into a single amplifier and an analogue-to-digital converter to generate a single stream of digital data therefrom. The system also includes a slip ring assembly having a plurality of conductive rings where at least one of the conductive rings defines a digital signal path between the first transmitter assembly and a data acquisition system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Donald W. Shaw, Kurt Kramer Schleif, Mario Joseph Arceneaux, Michael Allen Ball
  • Publication number: 20160209237
    Abstract: A sensor simulator and a system for testing rotatable sensor signal transmitters using the sensor simulator is disclosed herein. The sensor simulator includes a first and a second pin. The first pin includes a first end portion and a second end portion where the first end portion is configured to electronically couple to a positive terminal of a sensor circuit of the sensor signal transmitter. The second pin includes a first end portion and a second end portion where the first end portion is configured to electronically couple to a negative terminal of the same sensor circuit. The sensor simulator further includes an electronic component having a first wire lead electronically coupled to the second end portion of the first pin and a second wire lead electronically coupled the second end portion of the second pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Kurt Kramer Schleif, Donald W. Shaw, Zachary John Snider, Mario Joseph Arceneaux
  • Publication number: 20160123528
    Abstract: A system for attaching a device to a rotating shaft is provided herein. The system may include a rotating shaft, a telemetry transmitter positioned about the rotating shaft, and a housing positioned about the telemetry transmitter. The telemetry transmitter may be trapped by the housing. The system also may include a connector configured to connect the housing to the rotating shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kurt Kramer Schleif, Peter Ping-Liang Sue, Michael Davis Jacobs, Nathan Lee Brown, Mario Joseph Arceneaux, Paul Walter Dausacker
  • Publication number: 20160118777
    Abstract: A method for routing wires from a rotor shaft of a turbomachine includes routing a plurality of wire bundles through an end portion of the rotor shaft and into an annular extension shaft which is coupled to the end portion of the rotor shaft, threading each wire bundle through a corresponding thru-hole of a plurality of thru-holes defined in an annular wire barrel, inserting the wire barrel into the extension shaft and fixedly connecting the wire barrel to the extension shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Kurt Kramer Schleif, Donald W. Shaw, Zachary John Snider, Mario Joseph Arceneaux
  • Publication number: 20160118781
    Abstract: A system for routing rotatable wire bundles which extend from a rotor shaft of a turbomachine includes a plurality of wire bundles which extend outwardly from an inner passage of the rotor shaft of the turbomachine. An annular wire barrel is coupled to an end of the rotor shaft. A plurality of thru-holes is defined within and/or by the wire barrel. The plurality of thru-holes is annularly arranged therein. Each thru-hole extends through an aft wall of the wire barrel and is circumferentially spaced from adjacent thru-holes. Each wire bundle extends individually through a corresponding thru-hole of the plurality of thru-holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Kurt Kramer Schleif, Donald W. Shaw, Zachary John Snider, Mario Joseph Arceneaux
  • Patent number: 9320181
    Abstract: A system for dissipating thermal energy from electronic components disposed within a rotatable shaft includes an annular carrier shaft having one end formed to couple to an end of a rotor shaft. The system also includes a transmitter assembly. The transmitter includes an outer casing, a daughter board and a circuit board electronically coupled to the daughter board within an inner pocket of the transmitter housing. The circuit board comprises a strip of thermally conductive material. The transmitter assembly further includes a lid that at least partially seals the inner pocket. A contact surface of the lid is in thermal communication with the thermally conductive material of the circuit board and at least a portion of a top surface of the lid is thermally coupled to an inner surface of the carrier shaft during rotation thereof. A method for dissipating thermal energy away from the circuit board is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Kurt Kramer Schleif, Donald W. Shaw, Zachary John Snider, Mario Joseph Arceneaux
  • Patent number: 9261384
    Abstract: A system for attaching a device to a rotating shaft is provided herein. The system may include one or more intermediate members positioned about the device. The system also may include a restraining strap configured to apply a restraining force to at least one of the one or more intermediate members to secure the one or more intermediate members to the rotating shaft. The one or more intermediate members may be configured to at least partially avert and/or disperse the restraining force of the restraining strap away from the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kurt Kramer Schleif, Peter Ping-Liang Sue, Michael Davis Jacobs, Nathan Lee Brown, Mario Joseph Arceneaux, Paul Walter Dausacker
  • Patent number: 9240660
    Abstract: A slip ring assembly includes a pair of conductive rings consecutively positioned along a center shaft of the slip ring assembly. The pair of conductive rings are electronically coupled to a high frequency signal source via a first twisted wire pair. The pair of conductive rings are electronically coupled to a data processor via a second twisted wire pair. The first and second twisted wire pairs have constant target impedances that are substantially similar. The first and second conductive rings are axially spaced at an axial distance that is sized so as to maintain the constant target impedance across the first and second conductive rings during transmission of a high frequency signal from the high frequency signal source to the data processor. The slip ring assembly provides a method for impedance matching across the conductive rings of the slip ring assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Mario Joseph Arceneaux, Kurt Kramer Schleif, Donald W. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20150011322
    Abstract: A system for attaching a device to a rotating shaft is provided herein. The system may include one or more intermediate members positioned about the device. The system also may include a restraining strap configured to apply a restraining force to at least one of the one or more intermediate members to secure the one or more intermediate members to the rotating shaft. The one or more intermediate members may be configured to at least partially avert and/or disperse the restraining force of the restraining strap away from the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Kurt Kramer Schleif, Peter Ping-Liang Sue, Michael Davis Jacobs, Nathan Lee Brown, Mario Joseph Arceneaux, Paul Walter Dausacker
  • Patent number: 8803005
    Abstract: Certain embodiments herein are described to protect electronic equipment from electromagnetic interference (EMI). A cabinet and one or more associated input/output panels may be configured to block EMI from entering the interior of the cabinet where electronic equipment may be stored. The input/output panel may include a printed circuit board, an input/output header, and an input/output connector that may be configured to pass electronic signals transmitted via cables, for example, from one side of the input/output panel to another without accompanying EMI. Certain materials and components included on the printed circuit board may assist in deflecting or absorbing EMI so that it does not enter the cabinet. For example, one or more filters may also be mounted onto the printed circuit board to further filter out unwanted EMI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mario Joseph Arceneaux, Ashley Gates, John Gary Logiudice
  • Publication number: 20130277102
    Abstract: Certain embodiments herein are described to protect electronic equipment from electromagnetic interference (EMI). A cabinet and one or more associated input/output panels may be configured to block EMI from entering the interior of the cabinet where electronic equipment may be stored. The input/output panel may include a printed circuit board, an input/output header, and an input/output connector that may be configured to pass electronic signals transmitted via cables, for example, from one side of the input/output panel to another without accompanying EMI. Certain materials and components included on the printed circuit board may assist in deflecting or absorbing EMI so that it does not enter the cabinet. For example, one or more filters may also be mounted onto the printed circuit board to further filter out unwanted EMI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Mario Joseph Arceneaux, Ashley Gates, John Gary Logiudice