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 new patent  De-icing of pulse filters

Aspects of the disclosure include methods and systems for the de-icing of pulse filters, such as those used in turbomachinery. A method according to the present disclosure can include: coupling a filter bag to the pulse filter such that the filter bag is in a contracted position, the filter bag... General Electric Company

 new patent  Route examining system

A system includes a route examining system on a non-propulsion-generating vehicle at a trailing end of a leading vehicle system. The route examining system examines a route on which the leading vehicle system is moving to determine whether the route is damaged. The system also includes an off-board failsafe controller... General Electric Company

 new patent  Platinum recovery methods

The present invention is directed to a method for recovery of platinum from a coating on a component, wherein the coating includes platinum aluminide, the method including: contacting the coating on the component with a reagent solution, the reagent solution including a reactive species capable of solubilizing an aluminum salt... General Electric Company

 new patent  Turbine blade having radial throat distribution

Various embodiments of the invention include turbine blades and systems employing such blades. Various particular embodiments include a turbine blade having: an airfoil having: a suction side; a pressure side opposing the suction side; a leading edge spanning between the pressure side and the suction side; and a trailing edge... General Electric Company

 new patent  Heat transfer device and related turbine airfoil

Various embodiments include a heat transfer device, while other embodiments include a turbine component. In some cases, the device can include: a body portion having an inner surface and an outer surface, the inner surface defining an inner region; at least one aperture in the body portion, the at least... General Electric Company

 new patent  Turbomachine component having impingement heat transfer feature, related turbomachine and storage medium

Various aspects include a turbomachine component, along with a turbomachine and related storage medium. In some cases, the turbomachine component includes: a body defining an inner cavity, the body having an outer surface and an inner surface opposing the outer surface, the inner surface facing the inner cavity; and a... General Electric Company

 new patent  Shroud for a gas turbine engine

Shrouds and shroud segments for gas turbine engines are provided. In one embodiment, a shroud segment for a gas turbine engine having a rotor blade stage and a nozzle stage is provided. The shroud segment comprises a forward end defining an outer wall of the rotor blade stage and an... General Electric Company

 new patent  Sealing system for sealing against a non-cylindrical surface

The present disclosure is directed to a sealing system for a turbine engine including an engine component, the engine component defining an oblique sealing surface defining an annular shape. The oblique sealing surface defines an oblique angle with a centerline of the engine component. The sealing system includes a seal... General Electric Company

 new patent  Method and system for soak-back mitigation by active cooling

A method of mitigating soak-back in a gas turbine engine including an engine core compartment and an active engine core compartment cooling system are provided. The active engine core compartment cooling system includes an aperture extending through a core engine cowl forming a radially outer wall of the engine core... General Electric Company

 new patent  Assembly for a gas turbine engine

An assembly for removing entrained particles from a fluid stream passing through a gas turbine engine includes a first particle remover, a second particle remover fluidly coupled which receives a particle-laden stream from the first particle remover, and a venturi having a fluidly coupled to the second particle remover to... General Electric Company

 new patent  Engine air inlet having a double-panel heated wall

An annular air inlet duct circumscribing an axis of rotation of a rotatable member of a machine comprising a forward end and an aft end is described. The air inlet duct includes an unheated wall and a heated wall adjacent to a heat source. The heated wall includes a plurality... General Electric Company

 new patent  Heat pipe temperature management system for wheels and buckets in a turbomachine

A turbomachine includes a compressor configured to compress air received at an intake portion to form a compressed airflow that exits into an outlet portion. A combustor is operably connected with the compressor, and receives the compressed airflow. A turbine is operably connected with the combustor, and receives the combustion... General Electric Company

 new patent  Acoustic liners for use in a turbine engine

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 facing sheet operably coupled to the support layer such that the facing sheet overlies and closes the open faces, a set of perforations located in... General Electric Company

 new patent  Systems and methods for controlling load rate of change using a variable multiplier

A method includes determining a commanded load rate of change of an industrial system, wherein the commanded load rate of change comprises a rate of load placed on an industrial machine of the industrial system. The method also includes determining a measured load rate of change of the industrial system... General Electric Company

 new patent  Model based bump-less transfer between passive and active mode operation of three-way check valve for liquid fuel delivery in gas turbine systems

A method using an inverse three-way valve model with feed-forward fuel flow control is provided for controlling liquid fuel flow in a turbine power generation system to achieve a bump-less driven watts (dwatt) power output during fuel mode transitions between passive mode and active mode operations of a three-way check... General Electric Company

 new patent  Neural network for combustion system flame detection

A system includes a processor configured to execute an artificial neural network (ANN). The processor is configured to receive one or more operational parameters associated with an operation of a turbine system. The turbine system includes one or more combustors. The processor is further configured to analyze, via the ANN,... General Electric Company

 new patent  Turbofan engine wth a splittered rotor fan

A turbofan engine includes: a turbomachinery core; and a low-pressure turbine configured to drive a fan to produce a fan flow, the fan being configured such that at least a portion of the fan flow exits the engine without passing through a turbine. The fan includes: a rotor having at... General Electric Company

 new patent  Method and systems for draining fluid from an engine

Various methods and systems are provided for a drain system for an EGR system of an engine system. In one example, the drain system includes a connector fluidly coupled to each of an intake system, an exhaust system, and a fluid collector, where the connector is positioned vertically below an... General Electric Company

 new patent  Dynamic vehicle control system

A control system of a vehicle includes a controller configured to be disposed onboard a first vehicle in a vehicle system formed from the first vehicle and at least a second vehicle. The controller is configured to control deactivation of an engine of the first vehicle based on one or... General Electric Company

 new patent  Systems and methods to correct induction for lidar-assisted wind turbine control

Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to provide wind turbine control and compensate for wind induction effects. An example method includes receiving wind speed data from a Light Detecting and Ranging (LIDAR) sensor. The example method includes receiving operating data indicative of wind turbine operation. The example... General Electric Company

 new patent  Compressor blade for a gas turbine engine

An article of manufacture having a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with Cartesian coordinate values of X, Y and Z set forth in a scalable table, the scalable table selected from the group of tables consisting of TABLE 1, wherein the Cartesian coordinate values of X, Y and Z... General Electric Company

 new patent  System and reduced stress vane shroud assembly

This disclosure provides systems and methods for reducing stress in vane shroud assemblies by defining a gap between adjacent portions of the airfoil and the shroud whereby stress from the securing force is relieved in a portion of the shroud. The airfoil has a distal end with a contact surface... General Electric Company

 new patent  Compressor blade for a gas turbine engine

An article of manufacture having a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with Cartesian coordinate values of X, Y and Z set forth in a scalable table, the scalable table selected from the group of tables consisting of TABLE 1, wherein the Cartesian coordinate values of X, Y and Z... General Electric Company

 new patent  Compressor blade for a gas turbine engine

An article of manufacture having a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with Cartesian coordinate values of X, Y and Z set forth in a scalable table, the scalable table selected from the group of tables consisting of TABLE 1, wherein the Cartesian coordinate values of X, Y and Z... General Electric Company

 new patent  Variable-cycle compressor with a splittered rotor

A variable-cycle compressor includes: an axial-flow compressor, a flowpath downstream of the compressor, and at least one variable-cycle device operable to vary a choked flow capacity of the downstream flowpath. The compressor includes: a rotor having at least one rotor stage including a rotatable disk defining a rotor flowpath surface... General Electric Company

 new patent  Axisymmetric components and methods for forming axisymmetric components

Components and methods for forming components are provided. For example, a method for forming a component includes laying up a plurality of plies to form a component preform that defines an axis of symmetry and a circumferential direction. Laying up the plurality of plies includes overlapping ends of the plurality... General Electric Company

 new patent  Entrainment heat exchanger

A heat exchanger apparatus includes: a shell extending over a flow length from an inlet at a upstream end to an outlet at a downstream end, and defining a first flowpath for a first fluid; a structure disposed within the shell defining a second flowpath for a second fluid; at... General Electric Company

 new patent  Flow sensor with heated air collar

A collar is provided for use with a fluid flow sensor to reduce condensation of a moist gas flowing through the fluid flow sensor. The collar comprises a body defining an interior that defines an airspace between the collar and the housing of the fluid flow sensor when the collar... General Electric Company

 new patent  Systems and methods for attaching a probe to a casing of a gas turbine engine

A system for attaching a probe to a casing of a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The system may include a probe receptacle attachable to the casing. The probe receptacle may include an internal bore, a bayonet slot, a spring disposed within the internal bore adjacent to the bayonet slot,... General Electric Company

 new patent  Preloaded test substrates for testing lal-reactive substances, methods of use, and methods of making

A test substrate for detecting a LAL-reactive substance, wherein at least a portion of said test substrate has been preloaded with at least one LAL reagent and/or at least one LAL-reactive standard. Methods of use of the test substrate are disclosed. Methods of depositing test reagents on a test substrate... General Electric Company

 new patent  Obtaining an echo train length in a magnetic resoance apparatus

An MR apparatus 100 performs a sequence for acquiring an echo train from a subject. The MR apparatus 100 comprises upper-limit-value determining unit for determining an upper limit value etl_max for the echo train length based on a value X1 and a value X2, the value X1 including echo spacing... General Electric Company

 new patent  Method for gain matching neutron detectors containing various he-3 partial pressures

An arrangement for detecting neutrons. In an aspect, the arrangement includes a first neutron detector including a neutron-sensitive substance, and the first neutron detector having an associated gain performance. The arrangement includes a second neutron detector including neutron-sensitive substance, and the second neutron detector having an associated gain performance. The... General Electric Company

 new patent  Energy storage system for renewable energy source

An energy storage system for use in a renewable energy power system is provided. More particularly, an energy storage system can be coupled to the DC bus of a power converter in a renewable energy power system. A switching power supply can be coupled between the energy storage device and... General Electric Company

 new patent  Embedded dry film battery module and manufacturing thereof

A system and method for providing a packaged electronics module having a dry film battery incorporated therein is disclosed. The packaged electronics module includes a first dielectric layer, at least one electronic component attached to or embedded in the first dielectric layer, a dry film battery formed on the first... General Electric Company

Systems and methods of body temperature measurement

Systems and methods of body temperature measurement obtain a first temperature from a first temperature sensor. The first temperature sensor is separated from a second temperature sensor by a first insulator. A second temperature is obtained from the second temperature sensor. A heat transfer rate between the first temperature and... General Electric Company

01/11/18 / #20180008158

Ecg monitoring system and method

An ECG monitoring system includes two or more active electrodes, each active electrode having an electrode pad fixable to a patient to sense physiological potentials from the patient, a common connection port, and a wireless transmitter. The system further includes a common connector electrically connected to the common connector port... General Electric Company

01/11/18 / #20180008160

Adjustable ecg sensor and related method

An adjustable ECG sensor is attachable to a patient to sense cardiac signals and includes an adjustable leadwire having a flexible substrate, a conductor extending along the flexible substrate, and a connector end connectable to a receiver associated with an ECG monitor. The adjustable ECG sensor further includes an electrode... General Electric Company

01/11/18 / #20180008207

Dynamic automated adjustment of alarm threshold levels

In the present invention, a system and associated method is provided for monitoring vital parameters of a patient. The monitoring system includes sensors disposed on the patient and operably connected to a monitor. The parameters that are sensed by the sensors are transmitted to the monitor and compared with alarm... General Electric Company

01/11/18 / #20180008208

Patient-assisted alarm system

In the present invention, a system and associated method is provided for monitoring vital parameters of a patient. The monitoring system includes sensors disposed on the patient and operably connected to a monitor. The parameters that are sensed by the sensors are transmitted to the monitor and compared with alarm... General Electric Company

01/11/18 / #20180008209

Systems and methods for planar imaging using a camera with multiple detector heads

An imaging system includes a rotating gantry, a bed, plural nuclear medicine (NM) imaging detectors, and a processing unit. The rotating gantry has a bore. The NM detectors are disposed about the bore of the gantry. The NM detectors each have an in-plane field of view, and are configured to... General Electric Company

01/11/18 / #20180009007

Powder removal enclosure for additively manufactured components

Various embodiments of the invention include an apparatus for removing particulates from the surface of a 3D printed workpiece. Various particular embodiments include a material removal apparatus having: an enclosure having a first inlet and a first outlet; a rotatable platform contained within the enclosure for positioning a 3D printed... General Electric Company

01/11/18 / #20180009032

Metal objects and methods for making metal objects using disposable molds

Methods of making metal objects are provided. These methods generally involve adding a metal powder slurry into a sacrificial mold, such as a mold made by three dimensional printing, and heating the slurry/mold mixture. The heating steps may include curing the slurry to make a green part inside the mold,... General Electric Company

01/11/18 / #20180009051

Electrospark deposition process for oxidation resistant coating of cooling hole

A method of providing an oxidation resistant coating is disclosed. The method includes providing a substrate having a first surface and cooling holes. A portable coating device includes electro-spark deposition (ESD) equipment and an ESD torch connected with the ESD equipment. The ESD torch has an inert gas source and... General Electric Company

01/11/18 / #20180009201

Foam based non-newtonian materials for use with aircraft engine components

An engine component for a turbine engine is provided. The engine component can include a substrate defining a surface, and an energy absorbing composite positioned on the surface of the substrate or within the substrate. The energy absorbing composite includes a shear thickening fluid distributed through a solid foamed synthetic... General Electric Company

01/11/18 / #20180009536

Bleed flow extraction system for a gas turbine engine

An air cycle machine for extracting bleed air from a gas turbine engine of an aircraft is provided. The air cycle machine extracts a stream of low pressure bleed air and a stream of high pressure bleed air from a compressor section of the gas turbine engine. The air cycle... General Electric Company

01/11/18 / #20180010457

Coupon for hot gas path component having manufacturing assist features

A coupon for replacing a cutout in a hot gas path component of a turbomachine is provided. The coupon includes a body having an outer surface; a chamber within the body for receiving a flow of a coolant; and a passage extending from the chamber to the outer surface of... General Electric Company

01/11/18 / #20180010458

Coupon for hot gas path component having manufacturing assist features

A coupon for replacing a cutout in a hot gas path component of a turbomachine is provided. In one embodiment, the coupon includes a body having an outer surface; and a plurality of grinding depth indicators in the outer surface of the body. In another embodiment, the coupon includes a... General Electric Company

01/11/18 / #20180010463

Turbine engine and assembling

A turbine engine that includes a stationary assembly, and a rotor assembly configured to rotate relative to the stationary assembly. The rotor assembly includes a plurality of unitary turbine and fan blades. Each unitary turbine and fan blade includes a single turbine airfoil, a single fan airfoil positioned radially outward... General Electric Company

01/11/18 / #20180010467

Shroud configurations for turbine rotor blades

A turbine rotor blade that includes a tip shroud attached to the outboard tip of the airfoil. The tip shroud may include an axially and circumferentially extending planar component in which an inboard surface opposes an outboard surface, and a shroud edge that connects the inboard surface to the outboard... General Electric Company

01/11/18 / #20180010614

Non-newtonian materials in aircraft engine airfoils

A component is provided for a turbine engine. The component can include an airfoil defining a surface, and an energy absorbing composite positioned on the surface of the airfoil or within the airfoil. The energy absorbing composite includes a shear thickening fluid distributed through a matrix.... General Electric Company

01/11/18 / #20180010616

Strut assembly for an aircraft engine

A strut assembly for a gas turbine engine includes an outer structural case. The outer structural case includes a first mounting pad for mounting a first strut and a second mounting pad for mounting a second strut. The outer structural case further includes a case ligament extending between the first... General Electric Company

01/11/18 / #20180010617

Gas turbine compressor passive clearance control

A gas turbine engine is disclosed having a turbine, one or more hydrocarbon gas combustors, and a compressor. The compressor has a rotor assembly with one or more rotor blade rows extending radially outward from an inner wheel disk. The compressor also has a stator assembly with one or more... General Electric Company

01/11/18 / #20180010795

Deflector for gas turbine engine combustors and using the same

A deflector for a gas turbine engine combustor. The combustor includes a liner defining a combustion zone and a mixer assembly configured to supply the combustion zone with a predetermined mixture of fuel and air. The deflector includes a deflector body configured to couple to the liner. The deflector body... General Electric Company

01/11/18 / #20180010796

Combustor assemblies for use in turbine engines and methods of assembling same

A combustor assembly for use in a gas turbine engine includes a combustor liner that defines a combustion chamber and includes an axial combustion portion and a curved transition portion. The combustion liner also includes an inner surface and an outer surface and a first plurality of cooling channels defined... General Electric Company

01/11/18 / #20180010797

Combustor assembly for a turbine engine

A gas turbine engine and combustor assembly is generally provided. The gas turbine engine may include an outer casing while the combustor assembly may include a liner and a damper assembly. The liner may at least partially define a combustion chamber extending between an aft end and a forward end... General Electric Company

01/11/18 / #20180011059

Evaluating condition of components using acoustic sensor in lighting device

Aspects of the disclosure include systems, methods, and program products for evaluating the condition of a component using an acoustic sensor embedded within a lighting device. A system according to the present disclosure can include a first lighting device configured to illuminate an area of an industrial plant; a first... General Electric Company

01/11/18 / #20180011133

Temperature compensation of insulation monitoring for rotating machines

A system includes a monitoring and/or protection system that includes an insulation derivation circuit. The insulation derivation circuit is configured to derive a first temperature compensation curve based on a first temperature and a first current, and the monitoring and/or protection system is configured to communicatively couple to a first... General Electric Company

01/11/18 / #20180013293

Model-based control tuning power production emissions

A model-based control system is configured to select a desired parameter of a machinery configured to produce power and to output emissions and to select an emissions model configured to use the desired parameter as input and to output an emissions parameter. The model-based control system is additionally configured to... General Electric Company

01/11/18 / #20180013571

Method for authenticating devices in a medical network

A computer implemented method and system are provided for verifying authenticity of a medical component endpoint. The method is under control of one or more computer systems configured with specific executable instructions. The method receives, at a local medical equipment (LME) node, a cipher message combination that includes a challenge... General Electric Company

01/11/18 / #20180013648

Method and system for verifying wireless connection between medical devices

A method for verifying wireless devices connected to a wireless medical body area network, MBAN, is provided. The method comprises activating a request for verification by a user activating the request for verification on any one of the wireless devices; receiving the request for verification by the any one wireless... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180000345

Wireless patient monitoring system and method

A patient monitoring system includes at least two wireless sensing devices, each configured to measure a different physiological parameter from a patient and wirelessly transmit a parameter dataset. The system further includes a receiver that receives each parameter dataset, a processor, and a monitoring regulation module executable on the processor... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180000352

Method and providing a recommended skin temperature

A method and apparatus includes an infant holding area, a display area, a heating system for warming the infant holding area, an environmental sensor, a physiological sensor, and a processor. The processor is configured to receive an environmental sensor input from the environmental sensor and a physiological sensor input from... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180000378

Method and recording respiratory rate

Disclosed is an apparatus for recording respiratory rate of a subject. The apparatus comprises a first component to be arranged on the subject and away from nostrils of the subject, the first component comprises a battery, optionally electronics for the sensor, and electronics for transmitting respiration rate data; and a... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180000383

Method and system for tracking a person in a medical room

A method for tracking the position of a person in an environment, such as a medical room, relative to a medical device is presented. The method comprises identifying the position of a medical device in the environment, providing a mobile device in the vicinity of a person in the environment,... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180000407

Sensing device for controlling the delivery of care to immobile patients

The present disclosure relates to the reduction of pressure ulcers and falls with respect to patients with physical or cognitive impairments who are in bed. A control system assures that the bed and ancillary apparatus are physically set and that patient behaviors are responded to by care providers. Motion is... General Electric Company

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01/04/18 / #20180001231

Devices for separation of particulates, associated methods and systems

A separation device, system and associated method are provided herein for separation of particulates form a base fluid. The separation device comprises a first microchannel comprising a fluid inlet and a mesofluidic collection chamber. The mesofluidic collection chamber has a first side and a second side, wherein the mesofluidic collection... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180001259

Method and system for treatment of a gas stream that contains carbon dioxide

A method for separating carbon dioxide (CO2) from a gas stream is disclosed, in which the gas stream is reacted with a lean aminosilicone solvent in an absorber, resulting in a rich aminosilicone solvent that is then treated in a desorber to release the CO2 and regenerate lean aminosilicone solvent... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180001336

Squeegee apparatus and methods of use thereof

The present invention is directed to a squeegee apparatus which includes a main housing including an inlet end and an outlet end, the outlet end including an extrusion face and a protruding lip member, the inlet end including an inlet opening and the extrusion face including at least one outlet... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180001384

Methods and multi-purpose powder removal features for additive manufacturing

The present disclosure generally relates to methods for additive manufacturing (AM) for fabricating multi-walled structures. A multi-walled structure includes a first wall having a first surface and a second wall having a second surface facing the first surface to define a passage having a width between the first surface and... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180001406

Drilling tool for use in machining a conductive work piece

A drilling tool for use in machining a conductive work piece that includes a forward electrode tip including an outer radial portion and an inner radial portion. The outer radial portion includes a forward face, and the inner radial portion extends from the forward face of the outer radial portion.... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180001423

Methods and thin walled reinforced structures for additive manufacturing

The present disclosure generally relates to methods for additive manufacturing (AM) that utilize integrated ribs to support thin walled annular structures. An annular wall fabricated using AM has a thickness less than 0.022 inches across a majority of a surface of the annular wall and a plurality of ribs having... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180001476

Control system for coordinating robotic machines to collaborate on tasks

A system includes first and second robotic machines and a task manager. The first and second robotic machines have respective first and second sets of capabilities for interacting with a surrounding environment. The task manager selects the first and second robotic machines from a group to perform a task based... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180001773

Apparatus and rapid charging using shared power electronics

An apparatus comprises a power electronic energy conversion system comprising a first energy storage device configured to store DC energy and a first voltage converter configured to convert a second voltage from a remote power supply into a first charging voltage configured to charge the first energy storage device. The... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180001873

Landing gear for power generation unit trailer system and anchoring trailer system

Various embodiments of the disclosure include a power generation unit trailer system. A first aspect of the disclosure provides for a landing gear for a power generation unit trailer system. The landing includes: a support configured for attaching to a base of the power generation unit trailer; and a vibration... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180001874

Landing gear for power generation unit trailer system and anchoring trailer system

Various embodiments of the disclosure include a power generation unit trailer system. A first aspect of the disclosure provides for a landing gear for a power generation unit trailer system. The landing includes: a support configured for attaching to a base of the power generation unit trailer; and a vibration... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180002238

Ceramic matrix composite articles having different localized properties and methods for forming same

Ceramic matrix composite articles include, for example a first plurality of plies of ceramic fibers in a ceramic matrix defining a first extent, and a local at least one second ply in said ceramic matrix defining a second extent on and/or in said first plurality of plies with the second... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180002598

Processes for preparing color stable red-emitting phosphors

y is 5, 6 or 7.... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180002619

Compounds and methods for inhibiting corrosion in hydrocarbon processing units

Treatment compositions for neutralizing acidic species and reducing hydrochloride and amine salts in a fluid hydrocarbon stream are disclosed. The treatment compositions may comprise at least one amine with a salt precipitation potential index of equal to or less than about 1.0. Methods for neutralizing acidic species and reducing deposits... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180002655

Bioreactor system for cell cultivation

The present invention relates to a novel bioreactor system for cell cultivation. More specifically, the invention relates to a compact bioreactor system which has several integrated functions and enables small scale static culture as well as scale-up rocking culture in the same bioreactor. The bioreactor system comprises tray for positioning... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180002667

Method and device for closed system culture of cartilage tissue

The present approach relates to the design and use of a functionally closed bioreactor designed to immobilize, culture, and mature tissue on a loading platform. The bioreactor may be equipped with sensors for tissue monitoring which in conjunction with stiffness data can provide closed-loop control of tissue maturation. Based on... General Electric Company

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01/04/18 / #20180002785

Article and additive manufacturing making

Additive manufacturing methods, and articles made using additive manufacturing methods, are described herein. One embodiment is an article that comprises a hafnium-bearing superalloy. The superalloy includes at least about 50 weight percent nickel, from about 0.015 weight percent to about 0.06 weight percent carbon, and up to about 0.8 weight... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180002793

Methods for preparing superalloy articles and related articles

A method for preparing an article including a nickel-based superalloy is presented. The method includes heat-treating a workpiece including a nickel-based superalloy at a temperature above a gamma-prime solvus temperature of the nickel-based superalloy and cooling the heat-treated workpiece with a cooling rate less than 50 degrees Fahrenheit/minute from the... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180002794

Methods for preparing superalloy articles and related articles

A method for preparing an improved article including a nickel-based superalloy is presented. The method includes heat-treating a workpiece including a nickel-based superalloy at a temperature above the gamma-prime solvus temperature of the nickel-based superalloy and cooling the heat-treated workpiece with a cooling rate less than 50 degrees Fahrenheit/minute from... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180003035

System and downhole sensing

A downhole sensing system includes a casing connector configured to fluidly couple segments of a downhole conduit through which a fluid flows. The downhole sensing system includes a sensing device disposed in the casing connector and configured to measure one or more parameters. The downhole sensing system also includes a... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180003060

Turbine assembly maintenance methods

The present invention is directed to in situ methods for maintaining turbine assemblies. One such method includes: disposing a maintenance apparatus on the rotor; positioning the maintenance apparatus proximate to the damaged region by rotating the rotor; and repairing the damaged region by operating a repair tool disposed on the... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180003061

Interior cooling configurations for turbine rotor blades

A turbine rotor blade that includes an interior cooling configuration having a section configuration that includes: a main channel divided into three non-overlapping segments in which an upstream segment connects to a downstream segment via a transition segment positioned therebetween; and one or more branching channels extending from the main... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180003064

System and gas bearing support of turbine

A system includes a gas delivery disk coupled to a second shaft, wherein the second shaft and the gas delivery disk are disposed about an axis. The gas delivery disk includes an inner axial opening configured to facilitate a first axial flow through a first passage within the second shaft,... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180003067

Segmented face seal assembly and an associated method thereof

A turbomachine and a method of operating the turbomachine are disclosed. The turbomachine includes a stator, a rotor including a rotor bearing face, and a face seal assembly including a first segmented seal ring and a second segmented seal ring. The first segmented seal ring includes a plurality of joints... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180003069

Face seal assembly and an associated method thereof

A turbomachine and a method of operating the turbomachine are disclosed. The turbomachine includes a stator, a rotor including a rotor bearing face, a face seal assembly, a first pressure cavity, and a second pressure cavity. The face seal assembly includes a seal ring including a seal bearing face, a... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180003070

Method and systems for an energy recovery and energy converting unit for an engine

Various methods and systems are provided for generating exhaust energy and converting exhaust energy to electrical energy while an engine is not running. In one example, a system for an engine comprises: a first turbocharger including a first compressor driven by a first turbine, the first turbine disposed in an... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180003076

Modular annular heat exchanger

An annular duct including a modular annular heat exchanger for a gas turbine engine is provided, where the modular annular heat exchanger includes a plurality of radial modules in circumferentially adjacent arrangement. Each radial module includes a cooled fluid inlet plenum segment, a plurality of blades, and a cooled fluid... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180003077

Turbocharger bearing assembly and providing the same

An integrated bearing assembly includes a thrust bearing disposed along a face of a turbocharger casing in a turbocharger and extending circumferentially around an axis of rotation of a rotor of the turbocharger, and a dual film journal bearing radially disposed between the rotor and the turbocharger casing. The journal... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180003078

Turbocharger bearing assembly and providing the same

An integrated bearing assembly includes a thrust bearing disposed along a face of a turbocharger casing in a turbocharger and extending circumferentially around an axis of rotation of a rotor of the turbocharger, and a dual film journal bearing radially disposed between the rotor and the turbocharger casing which can... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180003080

System and gas bearing support of turbine

A bearing assembly for a turbine engine includes a first gas bearing configured to receive a load from a rotating shaft of the turbine engine, a transmission disk configured to receive the load from the first gas bearing, and a damping member coupled to a casing of a combustor section... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180003083

System and a gas turbine engine

A system includes a gas turbine engine configured to combust an oxidant and a fuel to generate an exhaust gas, a catalyst bed configured to treat a portion of the exhaust gas from the gas turbine engine to generate a treated exhaust gas, a differential temperature monitor configured to monitor... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180003111

Systems and methods related to control of gas trubine startup

A method of controlling a startup sequence of a gas turbine. A turbine of the gas turbine may include a rotor that has a rotor velocity and a rotor acceleration during the startup sequence. The method may include the steps of: determining an originally scheduled startup duration for the gas... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180003122

System and a compressor

Systems and methods (e.g., a method for controlling and/or operating a compressor) are provided that includes the steps of monitoring a crankcase pressure of a first compressor; analyzing the monitored crankcase pressure that includes calculating an average of the crankcase pressure over a time period and comparing the average of... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180003139

Systems and methods for fuel injector control

A fuel injector assembly in one embodiment includes a nozzle, at least one needle, and at least one actuator. The nozzle includes at least one cavity in fluid communication with nozzle openings. The at least one needle is movably disposed within the at least one cavity, and prevents flow through... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180003154

Methods and systems for feedforward control of wind turbines

A method for constrained control of a wind turbine includes receiving a plurality of operating parameters corresponding to the wind turbine. The plurality of operating parameters includes a wind preview parameter and a plurality of constraint parameters. The method further includes generating a constraint parameter estimate corresponding to a future... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180003506

Methods and systems for optimal guidance based on energy state approximation

A system, computer-readable medium, and a method to operate a vehicle in a manner that minimizes a cost to travel from an origin to a destination that includes finding the input to a flight control system that minimizes direct operating cost. The approach described herein employs an energy state approximation... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180003549

Inspection system for turbine rotors

An inspection system includes a first ultrasonic probe positioned on and configured to move along a surface of a component. The first ultrasonic probe transmits ultrasonic energy. The inspection system also includes a second ultrasonic probe positioned on and configured to move along the surface of the component opposite the... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180003751

Passive wireless monitoring of individual capacitor cans

A monitoring system includes a capacitor can having one or more capacitors. The monitoring system includes an antenna. The monitoring system includes at least one sensor disposed within the capacitor can and configured to detect an operating characteristic associated with health of the one or more capacitors of the capacitor... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180004228

Vehicle operation control system

A vehicle control system includes an operation manager controller electrically coupled to an operator controller of a vehicle and to a local vehicle control system of the vehicle. The operation manager controller receives an operator command from the operator controller and can regulate the operator command to control operation of... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180004867

Systems and methods to integrate power production simulation with power distribution simulation

In one embodiment, a system includes a processor. The processor is configured to provide for time synchronization between execution of a power production modeling and simulation system (PPMSS) model and a power distribution modeling and simulation system (PDMSS) model, wherein the PPMSS model comprises a power production system simulation and... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180004897

Ris/pacs integration systems and methods

Example integration systems and methods are disclosed and described. An example apparatus includes a processor and a memory at a first system. The example processor is to be configured by program instructions to at least: authenticate, at the first system, an identity of a first user; when the identity of... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180004901

Systems and methods for holistic analysis of medical conditions

A system includes an input unit, a data store, at least one processor, and a display unit. The input unit is configured to obtain operational parameters relating to the performance of at least one process during a therapeutic cycle of a patient. The data store includes reference values of the... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180004953

Secure industrial control platform

According to some embodiments, an overall chain-of-trust may be established for an industrial control system. Secure hardware may be provided, including a hardware security module coupled to or integrated with a processor of the industrial control system to provide a hardware root-of-trust. Similarly, secure firmware associated with a secure boot... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180005151

Asset health management framework

A system, medium, and method including receiving sequential data relating to one or more assets, the sequential data including state information of the one or more assets over a period of time; determining at least one dependency in the sequential data; optimizing parameters of the sequential data of the one... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180005368

System and detecting defects in a component

A method for inspecting a component is presented. The method includes inducing, by an inductive coil, an electrical current flow into the component. Further, the method includes capturing, by an infrared (IR) camera, at least a first set of frames and a second set of frames corresponding to the component,... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180005389

System and longitudinal data processing

A method for synchronization of a longitudinal data set from a subject includes receiving a first ensemble registration estimate having a first reference image corresponding to a first image ensemble and receiving a second image ensemble different from the first image ensemble. The method includes determining a second reference image... General Electric Company

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01/04/18 / #20180005400

Systems and methods for multi-modality imaging component alignment

Methods and systems are provided for aligning components of a multi-modality imaging system. In one embodiment, a method comprises performing a plurality of scans of an object with a first modality and a second modality, wherein the object is positioned in a different orientation in each of the plurality of... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180005532

Methods and systems for perfomance based arrival and sequencing and spacing

A method, medium, and system to receive flight parameter data relating to a plurality of flights, the flight parameter data including indications of aircraft performance based navigation (PBN) capabilities, flight plan information, an aircraft configuration, and an airport configuration for the plurality of flights; assign probabilistic properties to the flight... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180005794

Multilayer x-ray source target

The present disclosure relates to the production and use of a multi-layer X-ray source target. In certain implementations, layers of X-ray generating material may be interleaved with thermally conductive layers. To prevent delamination of the layers, various mechanical, chemical, and structural approaches are related, including approaches for reducing the internal... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180005795

Multi-layer x-ray source target

The present disclosure relates to the production and use of a multi-layer X-ray source target. In certain implementations, layers of X-ray generating material may be interleaved with thermally conductive layers. To prevent delamination of the layers, various mechanical, chemical, and structural approaches are related, including approaches for reducing the internal... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180006445

System and fault interruption with mems switches

An electrical system includes an operation MEMS switch operable in on and off states to enable and disable current flow to a load and a fault interruption MEMS switch positioned in series with the operation MEMS switch. The fault interruption MEMS switch is operable in on and off states to... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180006461

Gas tube-switched flexible alternating current transmission system

A var compensator circuit is provided. The var compensator circuit includes a gas tube switch and a reactive impedance. The gas tube switch is configured to be coupled to a transmission line. The transmission line is configured to deliver real power and reactive power to a load at an alternating... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180006955

Communication integrating a data distribution service into a time sensitive network

A system includes a scheduling device of a data distribution service (DDS) that determines bandwidth for communication of time sensitive communications between devices using the DDS in a time sensitive network (TSN). The scheduling device determines available bandwidth for communication of non-time sensitive communications of the control system using the... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180006956

Communication scheduling communications within a time sensitive network

A communication system includes one or more node devices having routing circuitry configured to receive data from one or more other node devices within a communication network and to send the data to at least one other node device or a final destination device and a scheduling controller configured to... General Electric Company

01/04/18 / #20180007639

Radio frequency identification modes in patient monitoring

Techniques for wireless component monitoring are described herein. The techniques may include entering a low power mode to associate a radio frequency identification (RFID) component with a patient monitoring device within a first range. The techniques also include entering a high power mode wherein the patient monitoring device is to... General Electric Company








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