Patents by Inventor Victor Manuel Perez Zarate

Victor Manuel Perez Zarate 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: 11334854
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture to generate an asset workscope are disclosed. An example system includes an asset health calculator to identify an asset on which to perform maintenance based on generating a first asset health quantifier corresponding to a first asset health status, a task generator to determine a first workscope including first asset maintenance tasks, and a task optimizer to determine a second workscope including second asset maintenance tasks based on the first asset health quantifier and/or first workscope. The example system includes a workscope effect calculator to generate a second asset health quantifier corresponding to a second asset health status when the second workscope is completed on the asset, and to update the asset health calculator, task generator, and/or task optimizer to improve determination of first and/or second workscopes to improve the second asset health quantifier relative to the first asset health quantifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Gregory Jon Chiaramonte, Donald Horn, Vijay John, Steven Richard Levin, Victor Manuel Perez Zarate, Charles Larry Abernathy
  • Patent number: 10796018
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to generate a workscope. An example apparatus includes a workscope mapper, workscope strategy analyzer, and workscope selector. The workscope strategy analyzer is to evaluate each of the plurality of workscopes using dynamic optimization to determine a maintenance value and benefit to an asset associated with each workscope based on a stage in a remaining life of a constraint at which the evaluation is executed and a state of the asset. The dynamic optimization is to determine a prediction of the maintenance value based on a probability of a future change in state and associated workscope value until the end of life of the constraint. The maintenance value, used to select a workscope from the plurality of workscopes, is to be determined by the dynamic optimization as a sum of the associated workscope values until the end of life of the constraint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Victor Manuel Perez Zarate, Luis Gabriel De Alba Rivera, Brock Estel Osborn, Katherine Tharp Nowicki, Michael William Bailey, Michael Evans Graham
  • Patent number: 10417614
    Abstract: A method of providing a recommendation for optimizing operations of a set of industrial assets is disclosed. Digital twins of the set of industrial assets are generated. The digital twins include data structures representing states of each of a plurality of subsystems of the set of industrial assets over a time period. The states are estimated based on an application of simulations using cumulative damage models. The cumulative damage models model the effects of exogenous factors on the operation of the set of industrial assets over the time period. The digital twins are analyzed with respect to simulated operating performances to determine an optimized control of operations of the industrial assets. The optimized control of operations is calculated to jointly and severally to increase the specified operating performance criteria in time present and future of the industrial assets or decrease an economic risk associated with the operation of the industrial assets, within a specified probability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Christopher Donald Johnson, Matthew Christian Nielsen, Ilkin Onur Dulgeroglu, David S. Toledano, Victor Manuel Perez Zarate, Chien-Hung Chen
  • Publication number: 20190146436
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to generate a workscope. An example apparatus includes a workscope mapper, workscope strategy analyzer, and workscope selector. The workscope strategy analyzer is to evaluate each of the plurality of workscopes using dynamic optimization to determine a maintenance value and benefit to an asset associated with each workscope based on a stage in a remaining life of a constraint at which the evaluation is executed and a state of the asset. The dynamic optimization is to determine a prediction of the maintenance value based on a probability of a future change in state and associated workscope value until the end of life of the constraint. The maintenance value, used to select a workscope from the plurality of workscopes, is to be determined by the dynamic optimization as a sum of the associated workscope values until the end of life of the constraint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Victor Manuel Perez Zarate, Luis Gabriel De Alba Rivera, Brock Estel Osborn, Katherine Tharp Nowicki, Michael William Bailey, Michael Evans Graham
  • Publication number: 20190146446
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture are disclosed to generate an asset health quantifier of a turbine engine. An example apparatus includes a health quantifier generator to execute a computer-generated model to simulate an operating condition of a turbine engine using asset monitoring information and generate an asset health quantifier of the turbine engine based on the simulation, and compare the asset health quantifier to a threshold, and a removal scheduler to identify the turbine engine for removal from service based on the comparison to improve an operation of the turbine engine by performing a workscope on the removed turbine engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Charles Larry Abernathy, Gregory Jon Chiaramonte, Steven Richard Levin, Donald Horn, Nitish Umang, Asko Soimakallio, Victor Manuel Perez Zarate
  • Publication number: 20190147412
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture to generate an asset workscope are disclosed. An example system includes an asset health calculator to identify an asset on which to perform maintenance based on generating a first asset health quantifier corresponding to a first asset health status, a task generator to determine a first workscope including first asset maintenance tasks, and a task optimizer to determine a second workscope including second asset maintenance tasks based on the first asset health quantifier and/or first workscope. The example system includes a workscope effect calculator to generate a second asset health quantifier corresponding to a second asset health status when the second workscope is completed on the asset, and to update the asset health calculator, task generator, and/or task optimizer to improve determination of first and/or second workscopes to improve the second asset health quantifier relative to the first asset health quantifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory Jon Chiaramonte, Donald Horn, Vijay John, Steven Richard Levin, Victor Manuel Perez Zarate, Charles Larry Abernathy
  • Publication number: 20170323274
    Abstract: A method of providing a recommendation for optimizing operations of a set of industrial assets is disclosed. Digital twins of the set of industrial assets are generated. The digital twins include data structures representing states of each of a plurality of subsystems of the set of industrial assets over a time period. The states are estimated based on an application of simulations using cumulative damage models. The cumulative damage models model the effects of exogenous factors on the operation of the set of industrial assets over the time period. The digital twins are analyzed with respect to simulated operating performances to determine an optimized control of operations of the industrial assets. The optimized control of operations is calculated to jointly and severally to increase the specified operating performance criteria in time present and future of the industrial assets or decrease an economic risk associated with the operation of the industrial assets, within a specified probability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher Donald Johnson, Matthew Christian Nielsen, Ilkin Onur Dulgeroglu, David S. Toledano, Victor Manuel Perez Zarate, Chien-Hung Chen
  • Publication number: 20140324908
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the use of both semantic analysis and statistical text mining to process data records, improving the completeness and accuracy of records so processed. By way of example, a data record may be iteratively processed by text mining using seeds derived from a semantic template and by validating the results based on semantic reasoning based on the semantic template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Evans Graham, Andrew Walter Crapo, Abha Moitra, Gerald Bowden Wise, Steven Matt Gustafson, Victor Manuel Perez-Zarate, Luis Babaji Ng Tari
  • Patent number: 8840304
    Abstract: A flexible, lightweight, easily maneuverable positioner for an imaging system. The positioning system in one example has a cart section with a base frame coupled to one or more wheels. There is a mast extending from the cart section and a linkage assembly coupled to a second end of the mast, wherein the mast is configured to swing about a vertical plane. There is a positioning arm coupled to the linkage assembly, wherein the positioning arm is configured to swing about at least one of a horizontal plane and the vertical plane. An imaging bracket is used to couple to the positioning arm and configured to receive an imaging unit. In one example, the positioner is coupled together by fasteners, wherein the positioner can be assembled and dis-assembled via the fasteners without tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Victor Manuel Perez Zarate, Michael Anthony Rumsey, Andrea Marie Schmitz, Jeffrey Wayne Eberhard, Scott Dana Tilton, Tobias George Harvey
  • Publication number: 20110306864
    Abstract: A flexible, lightweight, easily maneuverable positioner for an imaging system. The positioning system in one example has a cart section with a base frame coupled to one or more wheels. There is a mast extending from the cart section and a linkage assembly coupled to a second end of the mast, wherein the mast is configured to swing about a vertical plane. There is a positioning arm coupled to the linkage assembly, wherein the positioning arm is configured to swing about at least one of a horizontal plane and the vertical plane. An imaging bracket is used to couple to the positioning arm and configured to receive an imaging unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Victor Manuel Perez Zarate, Michael Anthony Rumsey, Andrea Marie Schmitz, Jeffrey Wayne Eberhard, Scott Dana Tilton, Tobias George Harvey