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Methods and systems for ultrasound imaging

A system (e.g., an ultrasound imaging system) is provided. The system includes an ultrasound probe configured to acquire three dimensional (3D) ultrasound data of a volumetric region of interest (ROI). The system further includes a display, a memory configured to store programmed instructions, and a controller circuit. The controller circuit... General Electric Co

Ion-exchange membrane with multi-layered support substrate

An ion-exchange membrane is disclosed here including ion-permeable layers impregnated with an ion-exchange material and arranged in an order from one face of the membrane to the opposite face of the membrane such that opposing layers in the supporting membrane substrate provide sufficiently identical physical properties to substantially avoid irregular... General Electric Co

Method for forming hybrid article

A hybrid article is disclosed including a coating disposed on and circumscribing the lateral surface of a core having a core material. The coating includes about 35% to about 95% of a first metallic material having a first melting point, and about 5% to about 65% of a second metallic... General Electric Co

Methods for fine feature detail for additive manufacturing

The present disclosure generally relates to methods for additive manufacturing (AM) that utilize a computer aided design (CAD) model of a part to develop a layer representation of the part. The method includes: determining a build layer thickness of an additive manufacturing apparatus; identifying a feature of the part within... General Electric Co

Vehicle control system

A vehicle control system includes a controller that determines a communication loss between a first vehicle and a second vehicle and/or a monitoring device in a vehicle system. The controller determines an operational restriction on movement of the vehicle system based on the communication loss that is determined, and obtains... General Electric Co

Inlet assembly for an aircraft aft fan

The present disclosure is directed to a low-distortion inlet assembly for reducing airflow swirl distortion entering an aft fan mounted to a fuselage of an aircraft. Further, the inlet assembly includes a plurality of structural members, such as struts or strakes, mounted at predetermined locations around a circumference of the... General Electric Co

Inlet assembly for an aircraft aft fan

The present disclosure is directed to a low-distortion inlet assembly for reducing airflow swirl distortion entering an aft fan mounted to a fuselage of an aircraft. Further, the inlet assembly includes a plurality of structural members mounted at one or more predetermined locations around a circumference of the fan shaft... General Electric Co

Assembly for supporting mixed biofilm

A bioreactor has a biofilm that receives a gas through a supporting membrane and another biofilm attached to an inert support. The first biofilm is aerated through the membrane and provides nitrification. The other biofilm has an anoxic or anaerobic zone and provides denitrification. A module useful in the bioreactor... General Electric Co

Novel surfactants for carbon dioxide in oil foams

Provided herein are methods for fracking, particularly dry fracking, comprising the use of surfactants of Formula I, II, III, IV or V for preparation of substantially water-free carbon dioxide in oil foams.... General Electric Co

Impingement system for an airfoil

An airfoil includes an exterior wall, a triple trailing edge pin bank, and an impingement system. The exterior wall defines a first interior space. The exterior wall also includes a pressure sidewall and a suction sidewall. The impingement system is disposed within the first interior space. The impingement system includes... General Electric Co

Impingement system for an airfoil

An airfoil includes an exterior wall, a triple trailing edge pin bank, and first and second impingement systems. The exterior wall defines a first interior space. A segmenting wall divides the first interior space into a second and a first interior space. The first impingement system is disposed within the... General Electric Co

Components having outer wall recesses for impingement cooling

A component configured for impingement cooling includes an inner wall defining a plurality of apertures extending therethrough. Each aperture of the plurality of apertures is configured to emit a cooling fluid therethrough. The component also includes an outer wall that includes an exterior surface, an opposite interior surface, and a... General Electric Co

Systems for removing heat from turbine components

An airfoil for turbomachines includes a first plurality of projections coupled to a suction sidewall adjacent a trailing edge and extending from the suction sidewall towards a pressure sidewall. A second plurality of projections is coupled to the pressure sidewall adjacent the trailing edge and extending from the pressure sidewall... General Electric Co

Impingement system for an airfoil

An airfoil includes an exterior wall, a trailing edge pin bank, and an impingement system. The exterior wall includes an inner surface and an outer surface and defines a first interior space. The impingement system is disposed within the first interior space and is configured to channel a coolant stream... General Electric Co

Hollow ceramic matrix composite article, mandrel for forming hollow ceramic matrix composite article, and forming hollow ceramic matrix composite article

A hollow CMC article, a mandrel for forming the article and a method for forming the article are disclosed. The article includes a ply-wrap layer defining a cavity. The ply-wrap layer includes a first face, a second face, a root portion bridging the faces, and a plurality of CMC wrap... General Electric Co

Ceramic matrix composite component cooling

Ceramic matrix composite (CMC) airfoils and methods for forming CMC airfoils are provided. In one embodiment, an airfoil is provided that includes opposite pressure and suction sides extending radially along a span and opposite leading and trailing edges extending radially along the span. The leading edge defines a forward end... General Electric Co

Mechanically driven air vehicle thermal management device

The present disclosure is directed to an aircraft power generation system including a reverse Brayton cycle system, a gas turbine engine, and a gearbox. The gas turbine engine includes a compressor section, a turbine section, and an engine shaft. The compressor section is arranged in serial flow arrangement with the... General Electric Co

System for removing heat from turbomachinery components

A turbomachinery component for a turbomachine includes feed manifold, a return manifold and a sidewall. The feed manifold is configured to receive a coolant stream therein and includes a plurality of feed plenums. The return manifold includes a plurality of return plenums. The sidewall defines a plurality of feed channels... General Electric Co

Turbine engine ejector throat control

An apparatus and method for providing a pressurized air supply to a balance piston assembly to balance an axial load on a gas turbine engine compressor. The pressurized air supply can be supplied by mixing valve mixing a primary and secondary pressure bleed air supply relative to feedback received from... General Electric Co

Modulated turbine component cooling

Features and methods for modulating a flow of cooling fluid to gas turbine engine components are provided. In one embodiment, an airfoil is provided having a flow modulation insert for modulating a flow of cooling fluid received in a cavity of a body of the airfoil. In another embodiment, a... General Electric Co

Metering valve assembly and assembly thereof

A valve assembly includes a body including an inlet port, an outlet port, and a flow passage extending therebetween. The flow passage includes a plurality of valve seats in a stepped arrangement between the inlet port and the outlet port. The valve assembly further includes a valve stem positioned within... General Electric Co

Method for balancing segmented wind turbine rotor blades

A method for balancing segmented rotor blades for a wind turbine may include determining a weight for each of a plurality of blade segments, wherein each blade segment extends between a first end and a second and is configured to form a common spanwise section of a segmented rotor blade... General Electric Co

Inlet guide vane assembly for reducing airflow swirl distortion of an aircraft aft fan

The present disclosure is directed to an aerodynamic inlet guide vane assembly for reducing airflow swirl distortion entering an aft fan mounted to a fuselage of an aircraft. Further, the inlet guide vane assembly is configured for mounting to fan shaft and a nacelle of the aft fan. The inlet... General Electric Co

Strut for an aircraft engine

A strut for a gas turbine engine includes a body defining a first side and an opposite second side. The first side is spaced from the second side along the circumferential direction of the gas turbine engine. Additionally, the body includes an inner section, a middle section, and an outer... General Electric Co

Roller bearing cage for use in a gearbox

A roller bearing cage that includes a cylindrical body including a plurality of pocket holes defined within and positioned circumferentially about the cylindrical body. Each pocket hole includes a pair of side portions and a pair of end portions meeting with the pair of side portions at a corner portion.... General Electric Co

Probe system and method

A probe system and a method are provided. The probe system includes an emitter unit, a pattern generation system, and an intensity modulator. The emitter unit is for emitting light. The pattern generation system is for projecting at least one reference structured-light pattern onto an object surface to obtain at... General Electric Co

Systems and methods for route mapping

A system includes a location determining circuit configured to acquire position information of a vehicle system moving along a route. The system also includes a controller circuit having one or more processors. The controller circuit is configured to calculate curvatures of the route, based at least in part on the... General Electric Co

Highly selective chemical and biological sensors

Methods and sensors for selective fluid sensing are provided. A sensor includes a resonant inductor-capacitor-resistor (LCR) circuit and a sensing material disposed over the LCR circuit. The sensing material includes a coordination compound of a ligand and a metal nanoparticle. The coordination compound has the formula: (X)n-M, where X includes... General Electric Co

Electric ground fault detection system and method

A system for testing a ground fault detection system in an electric circuit establishes a ground connection between a bus and the ground via an inverter and a load by closing an inverter switch of the inverter and a grounding switch disposed between the load and the ground, determines whether... General Electric Co

Solid state circuit breaker and motor driving system

A solid state circuit breaker, including a solid state switch, an inductor connected with the solid state switch in series and a fault detection circuit. The solid state switch has a gate electrode, a source electrode and a drain electrode. The fault detection circuit is used for detecting health status... General Electric Co

Systems and methods for tracking location in industrial facilities

A system includes a control system. The control system includes a processor configured to receive a first signal from a light source within an industrial facility. The first signal includes a unique identification code configured to indicate at least a partial identity of a human resource within the industrial facility.... General Electric Co

Method and device for allocating resources in a system

Provided are a device and method for allocating system resources. In one example, the method includes identifying resources that are available from a plurality of devices included in a system, allocating available resources of the plurality of devices to a plurality of components operating in the system, the allocating comprising... General Electric Co

Methods and recording anonymized volumetric data from medical image visualization software

Methods and apparatus for recording anonymized volumetric data from medical image visualization software are disclosed. An example method includes receiving a medical image; anonymizing the medical image outside of a region of interest by degrading the medical image outside a region corresponding to the region of interest and maintaining the... General Electric Co

Automated cloud image processing and routing

Example systems, methods and computer program products for cloud-based, anatomy-specific identification, processing and routing of image data in a cloud infrastructure are disclosed. An example method includes evaluating, automatically by a particularly programmed processor in a cloud infrastructure, image data to identify an anatomy in the image data. The example... General Electric Co

System and data analysis for detecting gross head motion from pet images

According to one embodiment, a method of image analysis is provided. The method includes binning image data into a plurality of sinogram frames, identifying a plurality of initial stationary frames by applying a first analysis technique on the plurality of binned sinogram frames, extracting a plurality of first statistical parameters... General Electric Co

02/15/18 / #20180047531

Circuit breaker housing and assembling

A circuit breaker housing assembly is disclosed. The housing (47) includes a first housing piece (14) defining a first interior surface (52) including a first mating surface (152), and a second housing piece (60) defining a second interior surface (62) including a second mating surface (260) which is opposingly coupled... General Electric Co

02/15/18 / #20180048002

Multi-stack fuel cell systems and heat exchanger assemblies

A multi-stack fuel cell system includes upper and lower housings defining interior chambers in corresponding upper and lower stacks of fuel cells are disposed. A heat exchanger assembly is fluidly coupled with the interior chambers. The heat exchanger assembly receives input fuel and/or input air from outside of the housings... General Electric Co

02/15/18 / #20180048157

Power generation system and related operating the power generation system

A power generation system is disclosed. The power generation system includes a doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) coupled to a variable speed engine and a photo-voltaic (PV) power source. The DFIG includes a generator to generate a first electrical power based at least partially on an operating speed of the variable... General Electric Co

02/15/18 / #20180049307

Circuit card cartridge for an electronic system

An electronic system includes a chassis. The chassis includes a first endwall, a second endwall, and a sidewall. The electronic system also includes at least one circuit card cartridge coupled to the chassis. The at least one circuit card cartridge is positioned between the first endwall and the second endwall.... General Electric Co

02/08/18 / #20180036792

Methods for forming components using a jacketed mold pattern

A method of forming a component includes coupling a jacket around at least a portion of a precursor component to form a jacketed precursor component. The jacket is shaped to correspond to a net shape of an outer surface of the component. A mold is formed around the jacketed precursor... General Electric Co

02/08/18 / #20180036936

Apparatus and processing a continuous sheet of polymer material

A method of processing a continuous sheet of polymer material. The method includes routing the continuous sheet of polymer material from a first spool and along at least a first heated roller and a second heated roller, heating the continuous sheet of polymer material to a first temperature on the... General Electric Co

02/08/18 / #20180036964

Method and system for inspection of additive manufactured parts

A method for inspection and assessment of 3D manufactured parts and operational performance of a 3D manufacturing apparatus is provided. The method includes the step of obtaining, in real-time during a 3D printing build process in which at least one structure or part is built by the 3D manufacturing apparatus,... General Electric Co

02/08/18 / #20180037108

Integrated motor and axle apparatus and method

An apparatus (e.g., for a vehicle) includes a housing, an oscillation bearing, and a hollow rotor shaft. The housing has a first end and a second end, and includes a first end cap at the first end thereof and a second end cap at the second end thereof. The oscillation... General Electric Co

02/08/18 / #20180037240

Wheel deformity warning system

A rail vehicle wheel flat warning system comprising a first sensor, a second sensor and a controller. The first sensor may be located adjacent to a first side of a rail to provide data associated with a rail vehicle wheel passing over the first side of the rail. The second... General Electric Co

02/08/18 / #20180037241

System for controlling or monitoring a vehicle system along a route

A method includes generating a trip plan that dictates operational settings to be implemented by a vehicle system moving along a route. The trip plan is based on a temporary work order issued for a restricted segment of the route. The work order provides a maximum speed through the restricted... General Electric Co

02/08/18 / #20180037433

Fiber unwinding system and methods of unwinding a fiber from a bobbin

Unwinding systems and methods are provided for unwinding a fiber from a bobbin. The unwinding system can include an axle defining a first axis extending an axial direction, a bobbin rotatably mounted around the axle, a pulley positioned to receive the fiber from the bobbin, wherein the pulley is rotatable... General Electric Co

02/08/18 / #20180037473

Conversion of media filter into membrane gravity filter

A conventional media filter such as a gravity sand filter is converted into a membrane filter. The media is removed and replaced by immersed membrane modules. Transmembrane pressure is created by a static head pressure differential, without a suction pump, thereby creating a membrane gravity filter (MGF). Preferred operating parameters... General Electric Co

02/08/18 / #20180037512

Fiber unwinding system and methods of unwinding a fiber from a bobbin

Methods for coating a fiber are provided. The method can include unwinding a silicon carbide-containing fibrous material from a bobbin rotatably mounted around an axle and forming a boron nitride coating onto the silicon carbide-containing fibrous material. The bobbin is moved along the axial direction such that the silicon carbide-containing... General Electric Co

02/08/18 / #20180037513

Seal coats to prevent silicon loss during re-melt infiltration of si contining composites

Provided is a method including obtaining ceramic matrix composite (CMC) with a first matrix portion including a silicon carbide and silicon phase dispersed therewithin, disposing a coating thereupon to form a sealed part, and forming thereupon another segment comprising a CMC, which may be another matrix portion including a silicon... General Electric Co

02/08/18 / #20180038243

Oil cooling systems for a gas turbine engine

A heat exchanger assembly for a gas turbine engine that includes an outer engine case. The heat exchanger assembly includes at least one cooling channel, the at least one cooling channel is configured to receive a flow of fluid to be cooled. At least one first coolant flow duct that... General Electric Co

02/08/18 / #20180038342

Vortex generators for wind turbine rotor blades

The present disclosure is directed to a vortex generator configured for mounting to either of a suction side or a pressure side of a rotor blade. The vortex generator includes a base portion having a contour in an uninstalled state that substantially aligns with or conforms to a contour of... General Electric Co

02/08/18 / #20180038343

System and locating airflow modifiers for installation on a wind turbine rotor blade

A system for locating airflow modifiers for installation on wind turbine rotor blades may generally include a plurality of airflow modifiers, with each airflow modifier including a base defining an outer profile that differs from the outer profiles of the remainder of the airflow modifiers. The system may also include... General Electric Co

02/08/18 / #20180038346

System and automatically updating wind turbine data based on component self-identification

A method for automatically updating data associated with a wind turbine based on component self-identification may generally include providing instructions for transmitting a polling signal to an identification sensor associated with a wind turbine component and, in response to the transmission of the polling signal, receiving current configuration data for... General Electric Co

02/08/18 / #20180038350

Adapters for wind turbine refurbishment

A method for refurbishing a wind turbine includes removing an existing machine head from the wind turbine, and providing a new machine head and an adapter. The new machine head includes a base frame, and further includes a plurality of fastener holes defined in the base frame. The adapter includes... General Electric Co

02/08/18 / #20180038381

Gas turbine wheel assembly, modifying a compressor wheel, and mounting a blade to a gas turbine wheel

A method of modifying a compressor wheel includes forming a stake-receiving feature having a reconditioned surface on a radial face of an axial slot in a rim of the compressor wheel. The forming includes removing stake marks in the radial face. A gas turbine wheel assembly includes a gas turbine... General Electric Co

02/08/18 / #20180038654

System for fault tolerant passage arrangements for heat exchanger applications

The heat exchanger assembly includes a heat exchanger body and a plurality of columns of fluid passages arranged in a first direction within the heat exchanger body. The plurality of columns of fluid passages includes at least one first fluid column of fluid passages and at least two second fluid... General Electric Co

02/08/18 / #20180038779

Embedded strain sensor network

A component, a method of making a component and a method of monitoring strain. The component has an array of internal nodes with a radiopacity distinct from the predominant radiopacity of the component. Displacement of the nodes can be measured and used to calculate strain on the component.... General Electric Co

02/08/18 / #20180038928

Magnetic resonance t2 preparatory pulses for magnetic field inhomogeneity robustness and contrast optimization

Methods and systems to obtain and apply T2 preparatory radiofrequency (RF) pulse sequences for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are provided. The iterative methods may employ propagation of the magnetization state of the object being imaged and a comparison with a target magnetization state. The methods disclosed may be used to... General Electric Co

02/08/18 / #20180038938

System and position and proximity detection

A system includes a first vehicle having an emitter configured to emit a high RF signal synchronously with at least one EM pulse, and a receiver unit located remote from the first vehicle. The receiver unit includes a magnetic field receiver, an RF transceiver, and a processing module coupled to... General Electric Co

02/08/18 / #20180038966

Universal readout for silicon photomultiplier based detectors

A SiPM readout circuit includes a front-end circuit having amplifiers coupled to SiPM analog outputs, pixel readout channels coupled to amplifiers provide a timing signal representing gamma ray photon detection in individual SiPM, a block timing channel that creates a summed signal from all SiPMs, and generates a block timing... General Electric Co

02/08/18 / #20180039249

Automated dynamical control of operations and design of physical systems through time

An installed product includes mechanical components and associated sensors. A computer is programmed with an operational optimization model for the installed product, including modeling of the mechanical components and sensors. The computer is also programmed with a probability estimation model that provides an estimate of a difference measure related to... General Electric Co

02/08/18 / #20180039514

Methods and apparatus to facilitate efficient scheduling of digital tasks in a system

Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to facilitate efficient scheduling of digital tasks in a system are disclosed. Periodic and aperiodic tasks may be identified, an initial minimum required duration may be determined based on the periodic and aperiodic tasks, a finish-to-activate duration of the aperiodic task may be... General Electric Co

02/08/18 / #20180039842

Route inspection system

A route inspection system includes one or more processors configured to identify a reference location in sensor data provided by one or more sensors onboard a vehicle system. The reference location is identified along a route being traveled by the vehicle system. The one or more processors also are configured... General Electric Co

02/08/18 / #20180039927

Automatic summarization of employee performance

A system, medium, and method including receiving input data relating to an employee, the input data including a plurality of sentences of descriptive language regarding the employee's performance; processing the input data to determine sentences of refined textual data; determining a category for each of the sentences of the refined... General Electric Co

02/08/18 / #20180040782

Composite materials having red emitting phosphors

A lighting apparatus includes an LED light source radiationally coupled to a composite material including a phosphor of formula I and a thermally conductive material dispersed in at least a portion of a binder material. The thermally conductive material includes a material selected from the group consisting of indium oxide,... General Electric Co

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02/08/18 / #20180041051

System and increasing allowable system current in energy storage system

The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for controlling an energy storage system. The energy storage system includes a plurality of parallel-connected energy storage devices. The method includes determining, by one or more controllers, a limiting energy storage device based at least in part on a current... General Electric Co

02/08/18 / #20180041065

System and charging receiver devices

A charging pad for charging one or more receiver devices is disclosed. The charging pad includes at least one first frequency coil operable at a first frequency band. Further, the charging pad includes at least one second frequency coil operable at a second frequency band different from the first frequency... General Electric Co

02/08/18 / #20180041066

System and charging receiver devices

A charging pad for charging one or more receiver devices is disclosed. The charging pad includes at least one first resonator coil operable at a first frequency band and at least one second resonator coil operable at a second frequency band. Further, the charging pad includes at least one exciter... General Electric Co

02/08/18 / #20180041093

Sliding coupling system for trailer mounted turbomachinery

A system includes a turbine mounted on a first mobile unit and a turbine enclosure configured to enclose the turbine mounted on the first mobile unit. The system also includes a coupling system disposed on the turbine enclosure. The coupling system includes a first component and a second component configured... General Electric Co

02/08/18 / #20180041154

System and controlling a negative sequence current in a wind turbine generator

The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for controlling an electrical power system connected to a power grid. The method includes determining, via a negative sequence regulator programmed in a controller of the electrical power system, a negative sequence component of at least one electrical condition of... General Electric Co

02/08/18 / #20180042145

Heat removal assembly for use with a power converter

A heat removal assembly for use with a power converter that includes a condenser and an evaporator coupled in flow communication with the condenser. The evaporator is configured to channel working fluid therebetween. The evaporator includes a supply housing, a receiving housing, and at least one expansion housing extending between... General Electric Co

02/01/18 / #20180028147

Auto finger joint detection for robotic hand ultrasound scanner

Methods of determining a location of a desired joint in a scanning assembly are provided. The method comprises acquiring a digital image of an extremity against a background within the scanning assembly. The extremity has a plurality of digits extending away from a base of the extremity and the plurality... General Electric Co

02/01/18 / #20180028954

Melt-blown depth filter element, method and machine of making it

A tubular depth filter element has one or more concentric zones. Each zone includes layers of a melt blown filament. An additional filament oscillates through the depth of the element, traversing through part of the depth of the filament with each oscillation but traversing through substantially all of the depth... General Electric Co

02/01/18 / #20180028964

Activated carbon bed for use with a wet scrubber system

The present application provides a wet scrubber system for treating a flow of flue gases with dioxins therein with a flow of a fluid. The wet scrubber system may include a column member, a packed bed positioned within the column member, and an activated carbon filter bed system in communication... General Electric Co

02/01/18 / #20180029048

Centrifugal separators for use in separating a mixed stream of at least two fluids

A centrifugal separator for separating a mixed stream including a first fluid and a second fluid. The separator includes a housing that extends from a first end to a second end. A first flow opening is at the first end, a second flow opening is at the second end, and... General Electric Co

02/01/18 / #20180029107

Mold composition s and methods for casting titanium and titanium aluminide alloys

The disclosure relates generally to mold compositions and methods of molding and the articles so molded. More specifically, the disclosure relates to mold compositions, intrinsic facecoat compositions, and methods for casting titanium-containing articles, and the titanium-containing articles so molded.... General Electric Co

02/01/18 / #20180029123

Removable support package for additive manufacture

Aspects of the disclosure include removable support packages for additive manufacture, in addition methods and code for manufacturing and removing the same. A removable support package for a laser-sintered component according to the present disclosure may include: a structure having opposing interior sidewalls, the opposing interior sidewalls defining a hollow... General Electric Co

02/01/18 / #20180029253

Method and processing part

In one embodiment, a method of manufacturing a part includes placing a die mold and a part substance in a heating zone of a microwave heating apparatus, and subjecting the die to microwave radiation. The die mold supports at least a portion of the part substance and includes a first... General Electric Co

02/01/18 / #20180029306

Methods and ghost supports for additive manufacturing

The present disclosure generally relates to methods for additive manufacturing (AM) that utilize ghost support structure in the process of building objects, as well as novel ghost support structures to be used within these AM processes. The ghost support structures include a portion of powder that is scanned with an... General Electric Co

02/01/18 / #20180029311

Resin distribution and maintenance system

A method is provided for maintaining resin in a system including a main feed tank and at least one vat, each of the at least one vats associated with a 3-D printing machine. The method includes the steps of: transferring resin from the main feed tank to the at least... General Electric Co

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02/01/18 / #20180029928

Apparatus and methods for processing ceramic fiber

The present application provides methods and apparatus for processing ceramic fibers for the manufacture of ceramic matrix composites (CMCs). One method may include providing at least one frame including a planar array of unidirectional ceramic fibers extending across a void thereof. The method may further include depositing a coating on... General Electric Co

02/01/18 / #20180030837

Turbine components and forming turbine components

Turbine components are disclosed including a component wall defining a constrained portion, a manifold having an impingement wall, and a post-impingement cavity disposed between the manifold and the component wall. The impingement wall includes a wall thickness and defines a plenum and a tapered portion. The tapered portion tapers toward... General Electric Co

02/01/18 / #20180030839

Article for high temperature service

An article includes a substrate that is substantially opaque to visible light and a coating disposed on the substrate. The coating includes a coating material having an inherent index of refraction, wherein the coating has an effective index of refraction that is less than the inherent index of refraction, and... General Electric Co

02/01/18 / #20180030853

Vent system for load coupling guard

A gas turbine system includes a load coupling connecting a gas turbine to a generator. A load coupling guard surrounds the load coupling to define an enclosed spaced around the load coupling. The load coupling guard includes a porous sleeve such that hydrogen coolant leaked into the load coupling guard... General Electric Co

02/01/18 / #20180030895

Compact gas turbine air inlet system

A system includes a modularized air inlet system. The modularized air inlet system includes an air filter house section configured to receive air via an air inlet. The modularized air inlet system also includes a transition/silencer section configured to direct the air from the modularized air inlet system, via an... General Electric Co

02/01/18 / #20180030896

Acoustic liners and shaping an inlet of an acoustic liner

An acoustic liner for a turbine engine, the acoustic liner includes a support layer that includes a set of partitioned cavities with open faces, a perforated sheet that includes a set of perforations with corresponding inlets, the perforated sheet supported by the support layer such that perforations are in overlying... General Electric Co

02/01/18 / #20180030955

System and controlling a wind turbine

The present disclosure is directed to a method for controlling a wind turbine having a rotor with a plurality of rotor blades mounted thereto based on a spatial wind speed distribution. The method includes monitoring, via at least one sensor, one or more operating conditions of the wind turbine. The... General Electric Co

02/01/18 / #20180030986

Engine with face seal

A turbine engine with a stator having axially spaced first and second structural elements along with a rotor and a face seal between the rotor and the stator including a non-rotating gas bearing face coupled to the first and second structural elements, and a rotating gas bearing face coupled to... General Electric Co

02/01/18 / #20180030987

Method and active clearance control on gas turbine engines

The rotatable machine includes a compressor and an inner annular casing circumscribing at least a portion of the compressor. The inner annular casing includes a radially outer surface. The inner annular casing includes a radially outer surface, a vertically upper portion, and a vertically lower portion. The clearance control system... General Electric Co

02/01/18 / #20180030989

Rotary machine including active magnetic bearing

A controller for a rotary machine includes a processor and a memory coupled to the processor. The memory is configured to store operating modes of the controller. The operating modes include a normal operating mode and a fault tolerant operating mode. The controller is configured to receive a signal from... General Electric Co

02/01/18 / #20180031038

Roller bearing and systems including such

A bearing includes an inner raceway and an outer raceway extending about a rotational axis. The outer raceway is spaced radially from the inner raceway such that an annular cavity is defined between the inner raceway and the outer raceway. The bearing also includes a plurality of first rollers disposed... General Electric Co

02/01/18 / #20180031039

Roller bearing cage for use in a gearbox

A roller bearing cage includes a cylindrical body including a plurality of pocket holes defined within and positioned circumferentially about the cylindrical body. At least a portion of the cylindrical body is hollow. The roller bearing cage further includes a reinforcement structure extending within the portion of the cylindrical body.... General Electric Co

02/01/18 / #20180031147

Clamp for pipe

A clamp including a first bracket having a first base plate with a first mating surface and a first curved edge, a first channel and a second channel; a second bracket having a second base plate with a second mating surface and a second curved edge, a third channel and... General Electric Co

02/01/18 / #20180031322

Support fixture

In one embodiment, a fixture for supporting a body in an oven includes a plurality of support ribs to support the body, and a support element to support and connect the plurality of support ribs. Each support rib has a length, a width, a thickness, and a first end. The... General Electric Co

02/01/18 / #20180032068

System and inspecting machinery

A system for inspecting a machine including a server with a data storage device accessible by client devices is disclosed. The system can include a mobile inspection tool operatively coupled to the server via a communication network. The mobile inspection tool is operable to receive a request to perform an... General Electric Co

02/01/18 / #20180032681

Biological feature analysis technique

The present disclosure relates to a method for assessing biological features, the method that includes rendering a graphical user interface allowing a user to select patient cohort information defining one or more characteristics of a patient cohort and allowing a user to select an analysis technique from a plurality of... General Electric Co

02/01/18 / #20180033186

Method and system for indicating light direction for a volume-rendered image

A method and system for volume-rendering. The method and system include generating a volume-rendered image that is shaded from a light direction, displaying the volume-rendered image, displaying a model of a solid at the same time as the volume-rendered image, and displaying a light direction indicator with respect to the... General Electric Co

02/01/18 / #20180033762

Ultra-thin embedded semiconductor device package and manufacturing thereof

A package structure includes a first dielectric layer, semiconductor device(s) attached to the first dielectric layer, and an embedding material applied to the first dielectric layer so as to embed the semiconductor device therein, the embedding material comprising one or more additional dielectric layers. Vias are formed through the first... General Electric Co

02/01/18 / #20180034110

Current collector design to reduce granule bed disruption

Apparatus and methods to reduce granule disruption during manufacture of electrochemical cells, such as a metal halide electrochemical cell, are provided. In one embodiment, a current collector can include a diffuser strip extending beneath an aperture configured to receive an injection stream of molten electrolyte. The diffuser strip can be... General Electric Co

02/01/18 / #20180034264

Battery-supported braking system for a wind turbine

The present disclosure is directed to a protection system for a wind turbine power system connected to a power grid. The protection system includes a main brake circuit having at least one brake resistive element and at least one brake switch element, a battery system, and a controller. The brake... General Electric Co

02/01/18 / #20180034350

Method for compensating for thermal distortion of a part

A method of manufacturing an annular case or part such that distortion due to operational conditions is reduced. The method of manufacturing includes the steps of: identifying a distortion-shape of the base configuration as it would occur by modeling operational conditions; identifying a counter-distortion-shape which is the geometric difference between... General Electric Co








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