Patents by Inventor Marko Klaus Baller

Marko Klaus Baller 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: 9452271
    Abstract: A nebulizer assembly configured for removable attachment to an ultrasonic actuator includes a base plate portion, a porous mesh member, and a cover member. The base plate portion includes an opening extending therethrough, and is substantially rigid such that ultrasonic vibrations from the ultrasonic actuator may be transmitted through the base plate portion to the porous mesh member to vibrate the porous mesh member. The porous mesh member is configured for passage therethrough of a nebulized fluid, and is disposed in the opening of the base plate portion proximate a fluid emission side of the nebulizer assembly. The cover member is disposed on a second side of the nebulizer assembly opposite the fluid emission side. The cover member covers the opening and defines a cavity between the cover member and the porous mesh member. The cavity is configured to retain a fluid to be nebulized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Satyanarayanan Seshadri, Marko Klaus Baller, Dinesh Rakwal
  • Patent number: 9303330
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods for manufacturing porous mesh plates for use in ultrasonic mesh nebulizers, and the porous mesh plates manufactured by those methods. Cone-shaped dimples are first drilled in a substrate (e.g. a plate), but do not penetrate the bottom of the substrate. Next, the substrate (e.g. a plate) is subject to an electrochemical process to remove a layer of material from the surface of the substrate. Enough material is removed to allow the dimples to penetrate the substrate, thereby creating holes in the substrate. The size of the holes can be controlled by the conditions of the electrochemical process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Guruprasad Sundararajan, Marko Klaus Baller, Swarnagowri Addepalli, Satyanarayanan Seshadri, Dinesh R. Rakwal, Subhashish Dasgupta, Heikki Haveri
  • Patent number: 9228428
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a subsea structure is presented. The system includes a sensor disposed on or about one or more tubular components of the subsea structure, where the one or more tubular components of the subsea structure include a riser, a flow-line, and a subsea umbilical. Moreover, the system includes a controller operatively coupled to the one or more tubular components of the subsea structure and configured to detect an anomaly in the one or more tubular components of the subsea structure. A method for monitoring the subsea structure is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Pekka Tapani Sipilä, Nicholas Josep Ellson, Marko Klaus Baller, Parag Vyas
  • Patent number: 9138714
    Abstract: A microfluidic chip includes a plurality of reagent sources for a feeding a plurality of reagents, each reagent source feeding a corresponding reagent among the plurality of reagents. A macro-chamber receives one or more reagents among the plurality of reagents from the plurality of reagent sources. A microfluidic reactor is coupled to the macro-chamber and the plurality of reagent sources and configured to receive two or more reagents among the plurality of reagents from at least one of the macro-chamber, the plurality of reagent sources, and react the two or more reagents to generate a reaction content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Victor Donald Samper, Ruben Julian Horvath-Klein, Marko Klaus Baller, Christian Friedrich Peter Rensch, Christoph Boeld, Xavier Yvon André Franci
  • Patent number: 9067189
    Abstract: A microfluidic device includes a plurality of reagent sources for a feeding a plurality of reagents, each reagent source feeding a corresponding reagent among the plurality of reagents. A macro-chamber receives one or more reagents among the plurality of reagents from the plurality of reagent sources. A microfluidic reactor is coupled to the macro-chamber and the plurality of reagent sources and configured to receive one or more reagents among the plurality of reagents from at least one of the macro-chamber, the plurality of reagent sources, and react the one or more reagents to generate reaction content. The macro-chamber is further configured to receive the reaction content from the microfluidic reactor. A system configured to control at least one of flow of a dry gas in and out of the macro-chamber, surface area of at least one of the one or more reagents, and the reaction content in the macro-chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Victor Donald Samper, Ruben Julian Horvath-Klein, Marko Klaus Baller, Christian Friedrich Peter Rensch, Christoph Boeld
  • Patent number: 8961906
    Abstract: A fluid connector device is provided. The fluid connector device includes a coupling substrate having a conformal recess, a reconnectable fitting disposed in the recess to provide a first passageway, and a force applying element operatively coupled to the reconnectable fitting, or the coupling substrate, or both the reconnectable fitting and the coupling substrate to at least partially provide a sealing force between the reconnectable fitting and the coupling substrate, wherein at least one of the force applying element, the reconnectable fitting, and the coupling substrate comprises one or more degrees of freedom for self alignment of the reconnectable fitting and the conformal recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Marko Klaus Baller, Victor Donald Samper, Christian Rensch
  • Publication number: 20140360886
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods for manufacturing porous mesh plates for use in ultrasonic mesh nebulizers, and the porous mesh plates manufactured by those methods. Cone-shaped dimples are first drilled in a substrate (e.g. a plate), but do not penetrate the bottom of the substrate. Next, the substrate (e.g. a plate) is subject to an electrochemical process to remove a layer of material from the surface of the substrate. Enough material is removed to allow the dimples to penetrate the substrate, thereby creating holes in the substrate. The size of the holes can be controlled by the conditions of the electrochemical process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Guruprasad Sundararajan, Marko Klaus Baller, Swarnagowri Addepalli, Satyanarayanan Seshadri, Dinesh R. Rakwal, Subhashish Dasgupta, Heikki Haveri
  • Publication number: 20140352689
    Abstract: A nebulizer assembly configured for removable attachment to an ultrasonic actuator includes a base plate portion, a porous mesh member, and a cover member. The base plate portion includes an opening extending therethrough, and is substantially rigid such that ultrasonic vibrations from the ultrasonic actuator may be transmitted through the base plate portion to the porous mesh member to vibrate the porous mesh member. The porous mesh member is configured for passage therethrough of a nebulized fluid, and is disposed in the opening of the base plate portion proximate a fluid emission side of the nebulizer assembly. The cover member is disposed on a second side of the nebulizer assembly opposite the fluid emission side. The cover member covers the opening and defines a cavity between the cover member and the porous mesh member. The cavity is configured to retain a fluid to be nebulized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Satyanarayanan Seshadri, Marko Klaus Baller, Dinesh Rakwal
  • Patent number: 8844375
    Abstract: A system includes a device and a contactless inductive force sensing system. The device includes a first band having a first magnetically encoded region with a first magnetic polarity spaced apart from a second magnetically encoded region having a second magnetic polarity. The device further includes a second band having a third magnetically encoded region with the second magnetic polarity spaced apart from a fourth magnetically encoded region having the first magnetic polarity. The contactless inductive force sensing system is used for measuring one or more mechanical force components of the device and generating a mechanical force component signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Christoph Martin Sihler, Marko Klaus Baller, Kunal Ravindra Goray
  • Publication number: 20140174752
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a subsea structure is presented. The system includes a sensor disposed on or about one or more tubular components of the subsea structure, where the one or more tubular components of the subsea structure include a riser, a flow-line, and a subsea umbilical. Moreover, the system includes a controller operatively coupled to the one or more tubular components of the subsea structure and configured to detect an anomaly in the one or more tubular components of the subsea structure. A method for monitoring the subsea structure is also presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Pekka Tapani Sipilä, Nicholas Josep Ellson, Marko Klaus Baller, Parag Vyas
  • Publication number: 20140165741
    Abstract: A system includes a device and a contactless inductive force sensing system. The device includes a first band having a first magnetically encoded region with a first magnetic polarity spaced apart from a second magnetically encoded region having a second magnetic polarity. The device further includes a second band having a third magnetically encoded region with the second magnetic polarity spaced apart from a fourth magnetically encoded region having the first magnetic polarity. The contactless inductive force sensing system is used for measuring one or more mechanical force components of the device and generating a mechanical force component signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Christof Martin Sihler, Marko Klaus Baller, Kunal Ravindra Goray
  • Publication number: 20140170758
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling a microfluidic handling device is presented. One embodiment of the system includes a microfluidic synthesis cassette. Further, the system includes a synthesizer unit to receive the microfluidic synthesis cassette and execute one or more synthesis runs on the received microfluidic synthesis cassette to generate one or more radioactive doses. Also, the system includes an electronic dose tracker coupled to the microfluidic synthesis cassette to indicate a level of dose activity processed in the microfluidic synthesis cassette.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Marko Klaus Baller, Victor Donald Samper
  • Publication number: 20130255789
    Abstract: A microfluidic device includes a plurality of reagent sources for a feeding a plurality of reagents, each reagent source feeding a corresponding reagent among the plurality of reagents. A macro-chamber receives one or more reagents among the plurality of reagents from the plurality of reagent sources. A microfluidic reactor is coupled to the macro-chamber and the plurality of reagent sources and configured to receive one or more reagents among the plurality of reagents from at least one of the macro-chamber, the plurality of reagent sources, and react the one or more reagents to generate reaction content. The macro-chamber is further configured to receive the reaction content from the microfluidic reactor. A system configured to control at least one of flow of a dry gas in and out of the macro-chamber, surface area of at least one of the one or more reagents, and the reaction content in the macro-chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Victor Donald Samper, Ruben Julian Horvath-Klein, Marko Klaus Baller, Christian Friedrich Peter Rensch, Christoph Boeld
  • Publication number: 20130108513
    Abstract: A microfluidic chip includes a plurality of reagent sources for a feeding a plurality of reagents, each reagent source feeding a corresponding reagent among the plurality of reagents. A macro-chamber receives one or more reagents among the plurality of reagents from the plurality of reagent sources. A microfluidic reactor is coupled to the macro-chamber and the plurality of reagent sources and configured to receive two or more reagents among the plurality of reagents from at least one of the macro-chamber, the plurality of reagent sources, and react the two or more reagents to generate a reaction content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Victor Donald Samper, Ruben Julian Horvath-Klein, Marko Klaus Baller, Christian Friedrich Peter Rensch, Christoph Boeld, Xavier Yvon André Franci
  • Publication number: 20130004414
    Abstract: Disclosed are microfluidic devices and kits for containing radioisotopes. The devices and kits comprises at least one confining geometry having a cross-section dimension below the beta(+) or beta(?) range of a radioisotope, when containing the radioisotope configured in such a way that that neighboring segments of the confining geometries are isolated from its nearest neighbor such that no measurable kinetic positron energy transfer occurs between the segments when containing the radioisotope. Methods of storage and synthesis of radiopharmaceuticals are also disclosed. In another aspect, the present invention relates to methods of storing radiotracers and synthesizing radiopharmaceuticals, using the aforementioned device. The radiotracers and radiopharmaceuticals comprises 18F, 11C, 14C, 99mTc, 123I, 125I, 131I, 68Ga, 67Ga, 15O, 13N, 82Rb, 62Cu, 32P, 89Sr, 153Sm, 186Re, 201Tl, 111In, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Christian Friedrich Peter Rensch, Marko Klaus Baller, Christoph Boeld, Victor Donald Samper, Johan Urban Ingemar Ulin
  • Publication number: 20130005958
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices and methods for reducing radiolysis of radiopharmaceuticals during filtration, concentration and purification. The devices comprises two or more confining geometry having a cross-section dimension below the beta(+) or beta(?) range of the radioisotope in use, when containing the radioisotope, and configured in such a way that neighboring geometries are isolated from its nearest neighbor such that no measurable kinetic positron energy transfer occurs between the confining geometries when containing the radioisotope. Methods of filtration of radioisotope containing mixtures are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Christian Friedrich Peter Rensch, Marko Klaus Baller, Christoph Boeld, Ruben Julian Horvath-Klein, Victor Donald Samper, Johan Urban Ingemar Ulin
  • Patent number: 8239150
    Abstract: A lightning detection and damage estimation system for a structure is disclosed herein. The system includes a lightning receptor coupled to a lightning conductor configured to receive multiple lightning strikes and induce lightning current in a pick-up coil coupled to the lightning conductor. An integrated circuit coupled to the lightning conductor via the pick-up coil includes a non-volatile memory for successively storing one or more samples of the lightning induced current for the multiple lightning strikes. A damage estimation unit is configured to estimate a condition of the structure based on analyzing a history of stored samples of the lightning induced current of the multiple lightning strikes from the non-volatile memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thorsten Frank Baumheinrich, Marko Klaus Baller, Yaru Najem Mendez Hernandez
  • Publication number: 20120053851
    Abstract: A system for monitoring mechanical stress on a turbine blade is disclosed. The system includes a ferromagnetic blade mount, a magnetic sensor, and a processor. The ferromagnetic blade mount includes a magnetically encoded region. The magnetic sensor is configured to measure magnetic flux linked with the magnetically encoded region. The processor is communicably coupled with the magnetic sensor to compute a blade health indicator based, at least in part, on the measured magnetic flux.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Marko Klaus Baller, Christof Martin Sihler, Michael Breit
  • Patent number: 8118237
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a power connector configured to mate with an electrical power grid receptacle and receive a grid power therefrom and a heating and cooling system electrically connected to the power connector to receive grid power therefrom and configured to modify a temperature the vehicle cabin. The vehicle also includes a temperature control loop configured to selectively activate and control the heating and cooling system and a controller configured to receive a first input signal comprising a desired vehicle activation time and a second input signal comprising a starting vehicle cabin temperature and a desired vehicle cabin temperature. The controller determines a temperature control loop activation time based on the first and second input signals that is prior to the desired vehicle activation time and transmits an activation signal to the temperature control loop at the temperature control loop activation time to activate the heating and cooling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Parag Vyas, Oliver Mayer, Marko Klaus Baller, Jan Hemmelmann, Robert Roesner, Michal-Wolfgang Waszak, Manon Engelmann, Alexander Felix Fiseni, Stefan Schroeder, Yaru Mendez Hernandez, Mark R. Lynass, Joerg Stromberger
  • Publication number: 20120025521
    Abstract: A fluid connector device is provided. The fluid connector device includes a coupling substrate having a conformal recess, a reconnectable fitting disposed in the recess to provide a first passageway, and a force applying element operatively coupled to the reconnectable fitting, or the coupling substrate, or both the reconnectable fitting and the coupling substrate to at least partially provide a sealing force between the reconnectable fitting and the coupling substrate, wherein at least one of the force applying element, the reconnectable fitting, and the coupling substrate comprises one or more degrees of freedom for self alignment of the reconnectable fitting and the conformal recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Marko Klaus Baller, Victor Donald Samper, Christian Rensch