Patents by Inventor Nathan Andrew Weller

Nathan Andrew Weller 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: 9448261
    Abstract: A device includes a first axial ring, a first radial ring disposed below the first axial ring and a second radial ring disposed below the first axial ring. The first radial ring and the second radial ring are spaced apart in a radial direction. The device also includes an electrically non-conductive isolating ring disposed between the first axial ring and the first radial ring and a current sensor disposed between the first radial ring and the second radial ring. Further, the device includes a second axial ring disposed below the first radial ring, the second radial ring, and the current sensor. The first axial ring, the first radial ring, the second radial ring, and the second axial ring form a magnetic shield and an electrically conductive shell around the current sensor. The isolating ring disrupts the electrical continuity of the electrically conductive shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Nathan Andrew Weller
  • Publication number: 20150293157
    Abstract: A device includes a first axial ring, a first radial ring disposed below the first axial ring and a second radial ring disposed below the first axial ring. The first radial ring and the second radial ring are spaced apart in a radial direction. The device also includes an electrically non-conductive isolating ring disposed between the first axial ring and the first radial ring and a current sensor disposed between the first radial ring and the second radial ring. Further, the device includes a second axial ring disposed below the first radial ring, the second radial ring, and the current sensor. The first axial ring, the first radial ring, the second radial ring, and the second axial ring form a magnetic shield and an electrically conductive shell around the current sensor. The isolating ring disrupts the electrical continuity of the electrically conductive shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Nathan Andrew Weller
  • Patent number: 8829923
    Abstract: A proximity sensor assembly with a sensing element having a substrate and an antenna pattern disposed on one or more planar surfaces of the substrate is disclosed. The cable is fed substantially parallel to the planar surfaces of the substrate and is attached to the side surface of the substrate, such that the cable is oriented substantially perpendicular to the direction of the electromagnetic field emitted from the sensing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Boris Leonid Sheikman, Steven Go, Joseph Lee Whiteley, Nathan Andrew Weller, Susan Lee Roush, Yongjae Lee
  • Patent number: 8742319
    Abstract: Embodiments of an inspection system comprise a conduit that can transmit light between a sensor and a processing component. In one embodiment, the sensor comprises an element that generates an electromagnetic field in response to an input from the processing component. The input comprises a light signal that traverses the conduit to the sensor. The sensor converts the light signal to an electrical signal to operate the element. In one example, the sensor generates a plurality of light signals, which also traverse the conduit to the diagnostic component where the lights signals are processed to determine, in one example, proximity of an object to the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Boris Leonid Sheikman, Nathan Andrew Weller
  • Patent number: 8732489
    Abstract: A communication system includes a host device and a peripheral device. The host device includes a data terminal and a power terminal. A data conductor extends between the host device and the peripheral device. The data conductor is configured to channel data between the data terminal and the peripheral device. A power conductor extends between the host device and the peripheral device. The power conductor is configured to channel power between the power terminal and the peripheral device. A zener diode couples the data conductor to the power conductor. The zener diode is configured to control a voltage channeled between the host device and the peripheral device while data is channeled through the data conductor at a desired speed that is greater than a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Susan Lee Roush, Nathan Andrew Weller, Michael Lee Kidd, Mike Evans
  • Publication number: 20130285675
    Abstract: A tunable proximity sensor and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The proximity sensor includes a cap with different sections having different dielectric constants, shapes, and/or thicknesses. As the cap is rotated with respect the sensing element, these non-uniform sections induce a different loading on the sensor element from the electromagnetic field, allowing the proximity sensor to be tuned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Boris Leonid Sheikman, Nathan Andrew Weller, Yongjae Lee
  • Publication number: 20130146753
    Abstract: Embodiments of an inspection system comprise a conduit that can transmit light between a sensor and a processing component. In one embodiment, the sensor comprises an element that generates an electromagnetic field in response to an input from the processing component. The input comprises a light signal that traverses the conduit to the sensor. The sensor converts the light signal to an electrical signal to operate the element. In one example, the sensor generates a plurality of light signals, which also traverse the conduit to the diagnostic component where the lights signals are processed to determine, in one example, proximity of an object to the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Boris Leonid Sheikman, Nathan Andrew Weller
  • Publication number: 20130119977
    Abstract: A probe for use in a sensor assembly includes an sensing element body and an sensing element coupled to the sensing element body. The sensing element is at least partially capacitively coupled to a signal processing device. The sensing element generates an electromagnetic field when at least one signal is received, and a loading is induced to the sensing element when an object is positioned within the electromagnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Boris Leonid Sheikman, Steven Go, Nathan Andrew Weller, Yongjae Lee
  • Publication number: 20130120003
    Abstract: A proximity sensor assembly with a sensing element having a substrate and an antenna pattern disposed on one or more planar surfaces of the substrate is disclosed. The cable is fed substantially parallel to the planar surfaces of the substrate and is attached to the side surface of the substrate, such that the cable is oriented substantially perpendicular to the direction of the electromagnetic field emitted from the sensing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Boris Leonid Sheikman, Steven Go, Joseph Lee Whiteley, Nathan Andrew Weller, Susan Lee Roush, Yongjae Lee
  • Publication number: 20130061066
    Abstract: A communication system includes a host device and a peripheral device. The host device includes a data terminal and a power terminal. A data conductor extends between the host device and the peripheral device. The data conductor is configured to channel data between the data terminal and the peripheral device. A power conductor extends between the host device and the peripheral device. The power conductor is configured to channel power between the power terminal and the peripheral device. A zener diode couples the data conductor to the power conductor. The zener diode is configured to control a voltage channeled between the host device and the peripheral device while data is channeled through the data conductor at a desired speed that is greater than a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Susan Lee Roush, Nathan Andrew Weller, Michael Lee Kidd, Mike Evans
  • Patent number: 8041530
    Abstract: A system for synchronizing multiple measurements across multiple sensors is provided. The system implements an algorithm in combination with highly flexible hardware architecture that generally comprises of multiple sensor inputs correspondingly from multiple sensors, and multiple analog signal conditioning circuits, and an array of switches situated between the sensor inputs and the analog signal conditioning circuits that enable the multiple sensor inputs to be routed to any one of the analog signal conditioning circuits or to any combination of analog signal conditioning circuits simultaneously. The algorithm looks at all configured measurements for all configured sensors to determine which measurements should be performed in parallel. Any measurements that are in common among enabled sensors are performed simultaneously while other measurements consume analog signal conditioning paths as they are available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas Franklin Kalb, Nathan Andrew Weller
  • Patent number: 7902532
    Abstract: A system for operating a transducer comprising, a first node connected to a first transducer, a first photo-activated switching device having a first source, a first drain connected to the first node, and a first gate operative to receive a first logic signal, a first terminal connected to the first source; a second photo-activated switching device having a second source connected to the first node, a second drain, and a second gate operative to receive a second logic signal, and a second terminal connected to the second drain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Nathan Andrew Weller
  • Publication number: 20100182069
    Abstract: A system for operating a transducer comprising, a first node connected to a first transducer, a first photo-activated switching device having a first source, a first drain connected to the first node, and a first gate operative to receive a first logic signal, a first terminal connected to the first source; a second photo-activated switching device having a second source connected to the first node, a second drain, and a second gate operative to receive a second logic signal, and a second terminal connected to the second drain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Nathan Andrew Weller
  • Publication number: 20100106449
    Abstract: A system for synchronizing multiple measurements across multiple sensors is provided. The system implements an algorithm in combination with highly flexible hardware architecture that generally comprises of multiple sensor inputs correspondingly from multiple sensors, and multiple analog signal conditioning circuits, and an array of switches situated between the sensor inputs and the analog signal conditioning circuits that enable the multiple sensor inputs to be routed to any one of the analog signal conditioning circuits or to any combination of analog signal conditioning circuits simultaneously. The algorithm looks at all configured measurements for all configured sensors to determine which measurements should be performed in parallel. Any measurements that are in common among enabled sensors are performed simultaneously while other measurements consume analog signal conditioning paths as they are available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas Franklin Kalb, Nathan Andrew Weller
  • Publication number: 20100082272
    Abstract: A system for collecting and analyzing vibration data is provided. The system includes: at least one sensor for sensing vibrations and producing an electrical signal corresponding to the sensed vibrations; a Universal Serial Bus (USB) communication device for receiving the electrical signal corresponding to the sensed vibrations from the at least one sensor and conditioning and sampling the electrical signal to produce a conditioned signal; and a data collector for receiving the conditioned signal and storing the conditioned signal in a data storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard Truman Lane, JR., Thomas Franklin Kalb, Michael Lee Kidd, Nathan Andrew Weller
  • Patent number: 7689373
    Abstract: A system for collecting and analyzing vibration data is provided. The system includes: at least one sensor for sensing vibrations and producing an electrical signal corresponding to the sensed vibrations; a Universal Serial Bus (USB) communication device for receiving the electrical signal corresponding to the sensed vibrations from the at least one sensor and conditioning and sampling the electrical signal to produce a conditioned signal; and a data collector for receiving the conditioned signal and storing the conditioned signal in a data storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Richard Truman Lane, Jr., Thomas Franklin Kalb, Michael Lee Kidd, Nathan Andrew Weller