Patents by Inventor Waseem Ibrahim Faidi

Waseem Ibrahim Faidi 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: 20180291803
    Abstract: A cleaning system and method use an ultrasound probe, a coupling mechanism, and a controller to clean equipment of a vehicle system. The ultrasound probe enters into an engine. The ultrasound probe emits ultrasound pulses and the coupling mechanism provides an ultrasound coupling medium between the ultrasound probe and one or more components of the engine. The controller drives the ultrasound probe to deliver the ultrasound pulse through the coupling medium to a surface of the one or more components of the engine. The ultrasound probe delivers the ultrasound pulse to remove deposits from the one or more components of the engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Bernard Patrick Belay, Waseem Ibrahim Faidi, Peter William Lorraine, Mohamed Ahmed Ali, Siavash Yazdanfar, Ying Fan, Edward James Nieters, David Mills, Nicole Tibbetts, JR.
  • Patent number: 9759686
    Abstract: Inspection systems provided herein include drive coils capable of being excited to generate a substantially uniform magnetic field about an object. The object includes a ferromagnetic adhesive adhered thereto. The inspection systems may also include an array of sensor coils adapted to detect the magnetic field from the drive coils after the magnetic field interacts with the ferromagnetic adhesive and to produce a voltage output corresponding to the detected magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mandar Diwakar Godbole, Changting Wang, Andrzej Michal May, Nilesh Tralshawala, Waseem Ibrahim Faidi
  • Patent number: 9606518
    Abstract: A control system for use with a plurality of wind turbines includes a processor and a memory device coupled to the processor. The memory device is configured to store a plurality of program modules that, when executed by the processor, configure the processor to receive data representative of a power generation of a first wind turbine of the plurality of wind turbines, and determine an expected power generation of a second wind turbine of the plurality of wind turbines based on the power generation of the first wind turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Scott Charles Evans, John Anderson Fergus Ross, Colin Craig McCulloch, Lang Tong, Peter Alan Gregg, John David Hilton, Jr., Andrew Ferree, Joshua Benjamin Schoenstedt, Waseem Ibrahim Faidi
  • Patent number: 9500611
    Abstract: A thermographic nondestructive evaluation system includes a lamp assembly having a lamp. The lamp is configured to be positioned within an internal cavity of a target object and to emit an energy pulse toward an interior surface of the internal cavity. The lamp includes at least one curved portion, the at least one curved portion is curved relative to a longitudinal axis of the lamp, and a first curvature of the curved portion is selected to substantially correspond to a second curvature of the internal cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Donald Robert Howard, Harry Israel Ringermacher, Waseem Ibrahim Faidi, Bryon Edward Knight
  • Publication number: 20150085895
    Abstract: A thermographic nondestructive evaluation system includes a lamp assembly having a lamp. The lamp is configured to be positioned within an internal cavity of a target object and to emit an energy pulse toward an interior surface of the internal cavity. The lamp includes at least one curved portion, the at least one curved portion is curved relative to a longitudinal axis of the lamp, and a first curvature of the curved portion is selected to substantially correspond to a second curvature of the internal cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Donald Robert Howard, Harry Israel Ringermacher, Waseem Ibrahim Faidi, Bryon Edward Knight
  • Publication number: 20140139211
    Abstract: Inspection systems provided herein include drive coils capable of being excited to generate a substantially uniform magnetic field about an object. The object includes a ferromagnetic adhesive adhered thereto. The inspection systems may also include an array of sensor coils adapted to detect the magnetic field from the drive coils after the magnetic field interacts with the ferromagnetic adhesive and to produce a voltage output corresponding to the detected magnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mandar Diwakar Godbole, Changting Wang, Andrzej Michal May, Nilesh Tralshawala, Waseem Ibrahim Faidi
  • Patent number: 8710834
    Abstract: The invention provides a drive coil and measurement probe comprising the drive coil. The measurement probes can be used, for example, in in-situ, non-destructive testing methods, also provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Andrzej Michal May, Waseem Ibrahim Faidi, Changting Wang, Nilesh Tralshawala, Aparna Chakrapani Sheila-Vadde, Mandar Diwakar Godbole, Jamie Thomas Livingston, Steven Haines Olson, Howard Daniel Driver
  • Patent number: 8522614
    Abstract: In-line inspection methods are provided. The methods comprise measuring at least two parameters/properties of a prepreg and/or laminate during the manufacture thereof. In some embodiments, the data collected using the inline inspection methods may be processed and/or provided to a manual or automated controller, in order to provide a closed loop method for the manufacture of the prepregs and/or laminates. Apparatus for carrying out the methods are also provided, as are articles comprising a prepreg and/or laminate made using the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Andrzej Michael May, Waseem Ibrahim Faidi, Shu Ching Quek
  • Publication number: 20130179118
    Abstract: A system for inspecting a blade component is provided, and includes a blade component having an outer surface, a rail, a cart, at least one optical metrology device, and a computing device. The cart is moveable in at least one direction along the rail. The cart includes a composite material that is laid on a mold to build the blade component. The optical metrology device is connected to the cart. The optical metrology device monitors application of the composite material to the outer surface of the blade component. The optical metrology device creates a set of measurements based on the outer surface of the blade component where the composite material is applied. The computing device is in communication with the optical metrology device and receives the set of measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Rachel Marie Suffield, Waseem Ibrahim Faidi, Christopher Allen Nafis
  • Patent number: 8418560
    Abstract: A system for inspecting a wind turbine blade having a pair of shells surrounding a shear web. The system includes a scanning machine for taking images of an interior portion of the shells of the wind turbine blade, a measuring apparatus for taking numerous measurements of a defect imaged within the shells of the wind turbine blade, and a look-up table for ascertaining the theoretical strength of the wind turbine blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Waseem Ibrahim Faidi, Del Charles Davenport, Chandra Sekher Yerramalli, Shu Ching Quek
  • Patent number: 8378668
    Abstract: A method of non-destructive testing that employs composite systems that include a curable resin and detectable particles that have a property that can be distinguished from a property of the resin is disclosed. Array probes useful in the method also are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Waseem Ibrahim Faidi, Changting Wang, Stephane Renou, Shu Ching Quek, Nilesh Tralshawala, Aparna Chakrapani Sheila-Vadde, Peter J. Fritz
  • Patent number: 8232801
    Abstract: Structural health monitoring using nuclear quadrupole resonance is disclosed. For example, in one embodiment, a method of monitoring stress is provided. The method includes scanning a composite using an NQR spectrometer, the composite having a polymer matrix and a microcrystalline material disposed in the matrix. The microcrystalline material includes molecules having nuclei with respective nuclear quadrupole moments. The method also includes determining microscopic strain distribution indices of the composite from the NQR scans to quantify stress and identify precursors to failure in the composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Nilesh Tralshawala, Thomas Alan Early, William Thomas Dixon, Waseem Ibrahim Faidi, Thomas Miebach
  • Patent number: 8205500
    Abstract: An ultrasound inspection system is provided for inspecting an object. The inspection system includes an ultrasound probe configured to scan the object and acquire a plurality of ultrasound scan data. The inspection system further includes a processor coupled to the ultrasound probe and configured to apply a transfer function to the ultrasound scan data to compensate for distortion of a plurality of ultrasound signals through the object and thereby generate a plurality of compensated ultrasound scan data, and to process the compensated ultrasonic scan data to characterize a feature in the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Yanyan Wu, Edward James Nieters, Thomas James Batzinger, Nicholas Joseph Kray, James Norman Barshinger, Jian Li, Waseem Ibrahim Faidi, Prabhjot Singh, Francis Howard Little, Michael Everett Keller, Timothy Jesse Sheets
  • Patent number: 8181523
    Abstract: Ultrasound inspection methods for noisy materials and related probes are disclosed to inspect a defect in a cast material that use polycarbonate delay layers having a first surface configured to be disposed on a surface of the cast material; and an acoustic crystal element disposed on a second surface of the polycarbonate delay layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Nuovo Pignone S.p.A.
    Inventors: Thomas James Batzinger, Riccardo Barigazzi, Fabrizio Betti, Waseem Ibrahim Faidi, Eugenio Giorni, Dane E. Hackenberger, Federico Iozzelli, Manoj Kumar Km, Zongqi Sun, Toby L. Sweigart
  • Publication number: 20120101644
    Abstract: A control system for use with a plurality of wind turbines includes a processor and a memory device coupled to the processor. The memory device is configured to store a plurality of program modules that, when executed by the processor, configure the processor to receive data representative of a power generation of a first wind turbine of the plurality of wind turbines, and determine an expected power generation of a second wind turbine of the plurality of wind turbines based on the power generation of the first wind turbine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventors: Scott Charles Evans, John Anderson Fergus Ross, Colin Craig McCulloch, Lang Tong, Peter Alan Gregg, John David Hilton, JR., Andrew Ferree, Joshua Benjamin Schoenstedt, Waseem Ibrahim Faidi
  • Patent number: 8120522
    Abstract: A wind turbine blade inspection system includes a frequency modulated continuous wave radar system configured to be movable with respect to a wind turbine blade while transmitting reference microwave signals and receiving reflected microwave signals and a processor configured for using a synthetic aperture analysis technique to obtain a focused image of at least a region of the wind turbine blade based on the reflected microwave signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Nilesh Tralshawala, Waseem Ibrahim Faidi
  • Publication number: 20120033207
    Abstract: A system for inspecting a wind turbine blade having a pair of shells surrounding a shear web. The system includes a scanning machine for taking images of an interior portion of the shells of the wind turbine blade, a measuring apparatus for taking numerous measurements of a defect imaged within the shells of the wind turbine blade, and a look-up table for ascertaining the theoretical strength of the wind turbine blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Waseem Ibrahim Faidi, Del Charles Davenport, Chandra Sekher Yerramalli, Shu Ching Quek
  • Publication number: 20120025827
    Abstract: Structural health monitoring using nuclear quadrupole resonance is disclosed. For example, in one embodiment, a method of monitoring stress is provided. The method includes scanning a composite using an NQR spectrometer, the composite having a polymer matrix and a microcrystalline material disposed in the matrix. The microcrystalline material includes molecules having nuclei with respective nuclear quadrupole moments. The method also includes determining microscopic strain distribution indices of the composite from the NQR scans to quantify stress and identify precursors to failure in the composite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Nilesh Tralshawala, Thomas Alan Early, William Thomas Dixon, Waseem Ibrahim Faidi, Thomas Miebach
  • Publication number: 20110215799
    Abstract: Inspection systems provided herein may include a drive coil capable of being excited to generate a substantially uniform magnetic field about an object. The object includes a ferromagnetic adhesive adhered thereto. The inspection systems may also include an array of sensor coils adapted to detect the magnetic field from the drive coil after the magnetic field interacts with the ferromagnetic adhesive and to produce a voltage output corresponding to the detected magnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mandar Diwakar Godbole, Changting Wang, Andrzej Michal May, Nilesh Tralshawala, Waseem Ibrahim Faidi
  • Patent number: 7976275
    Abstract: A rotor blade assembly having an access window and methods for assembling a rotor blade are disclosed. The rotor blade assembly may generally include a first shell component and a second shell component. The first shell component may be secured to the second shell component. Additionally, an access region may be defined in the first shell component and/or the second shell component. The access region may generally be configured such that an access window is defined in the rotor blade assembly. The access window may be configured to provide access to the interior of a portion of the rotor blade assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas Miebach, Shu Ching Quek, Waseem Ibrahim Faidi, Chandra Sekher Yerramalli, Peggy Lynn Baehmann, Peter James Fritz