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Method and apparatus for autonomous lighting control

There are provided methods and apparatuses for autonomous lighting control. For example, there is provided a lighting system that includes a first node associated with a first lighting fixture and a second node associated with a second lighting fixture. ... General Electric Company

Power factor correction optimization by digital feedback

A method of operating an led lighting device includes sampling a voltage of a rectified ac waveform used to provide power to the led lighting device, selectively connecting one or more of a plurality of led light sources in a one or more of a series and parallel combination to achieve a predetermined voltage across the connected led light sources with respect to the sampled voltage, and regulating a current through the connected led light sources to achieve a predetermined current with respect to the sampled voltage.. . ... General Electric Company

A monitoring assembly for an industrial ontrol system

An industrial control systems to control industrial processes and production, there is provided a monitoring assembly for such an industrial control system. The monitoring assembly comprises an industrial control system that includes a communications device which is connectable to a communications network and which is configured to attempt to send a request via the communications network to an internet address. ... General Electric Company

System and method for transparent multi-factor authentication and security posture checking

A method for creating a secure connection between a remote client computing device and an enterprise asset platform includes a server receiving from a client computing device (ccd) a request being either a registration request or to access the asset platform, including a ccd unique identifier, determining if the ccd is previously blocked from accessing the asset platform, if so then terminating the method. If the request is a registration request, then generating a disambiguation query in accordance with predefined policy, receiving a response to the disambiguation inquiry from the ccd, verifying the contents of the disambiguation query response in relation to a predefined criteria. ... General Electric Company

Process control device using power over ethernet with configurable analog and digital interface

Exemplified methods and systems are disclosed that facilitate field devices controlled by networks using power-over-ethernet. The field device includes a field-side circuit having a plurality of universal and independent configurable (and re-configurable) input-output interface that can universally interface to most industrial field devices. ... General Electric Company

Determining position via multiple cameras and vlc technology

A position determination system is disclosed, which comprises a mobile device comprising at least two transducers, wherein each transducer is operably connected to at least one single board processor; and a plurality of markers, each associated with a position of an area of interest, the plurality of markers at least one of: operable to transmit signals recognizable by the at least two transducers, and comprising at least one feature recognizable by the at least two transducers.. . ... General Electric Company

Improvements in or relating to voltage source converters

A voltage source converter comprises a converter limb including first and second dc terminals for connection to a dc network. Each converter limb includes first and second limb portions which are separated by an ac terminal for connection to an ac network. ... General Electric Company

Electrical insulation systems and insulated components for electrical machine

An electrical insulating system and an associated insulated stator bar are provided. The electrical insulating system includes an electrically insulating mica paper and a fiber glass disposed on a first surface of the electrically insulating mica paper. ... General Electric Company

High speed electric machine with embedded rotor magnets

An electric machine is provided which includes a rotor disk extending along a radial direction and a having a rotor magnet embedded within the rotor disk. The electric machine further includes a stator assembly in axial or radial magnetic flux communication with the rotor magnets to generate a torque.. ... General Electric Company

High speed electric machine

An electric machine is provided which includes a rotor disk extending along a radial direction and having a rotor flange attached to or formed integrally with the rotor disk and extending substantially along the axial direction. A plurality of rotor magnets are mounted on the rotor disk and supported by the rotor flange such that the rotor flange absorbs centrifugal loads exerted on the magnets and enables high speeds of operation.. ... General Electric Company

High speed electric machine

An electric machine is provided which includes a rotor disk extending along a radial direction and having a rotor flange attached to or formed integrally with the rotor disk and extending substantially along the axial direction. A plurality of rotor magnets are mounted on the rotor disk and positioned against the rotor flange. ... General Electric Company

Undervoltage-release circuit of operating-mechanism for tripping a voltage circuit-breaker

A undervoltage release circuit comprising a solenoid and a spring, the solenoid acting against the spring and being connected to a trip-latch which trips a circuit-breaker as soon as a control voltage drops under a voltage level, characterized in that it comprises a voltage determining device and a switching element controlled by a command signal, the switching element being connected in series with the solenoid, the voltage determining device comprising means for measuring the control-voltage and means for generating a signal according to the control voltage measured, the signal according to the control voltage measured constituting the command signal so that the switching element is closed when the control voltage measured is equal or higher than the voltage level and opened as soon as the control voltage is less than the voltage level.. . ... General Electric Company

Electrical distribution apparatus including barrier and methods of assembling same

An electrical distribution apparatus includes a power connector for coupling to a cable. The power connector includes a first end and a second end each defining an opening arranged to receive the cable. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180138607

Electrical distribution apparatus including barrier and methods of assembling same

An electrical device includes a power connector coupleable to a cable. The power connector defines an interior space and a cable opening, the power connector arranged to receive the cable into the interior space through the cable opening. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180138002

Improvements in or relating to voltage source converters

A spring arrangement for operating a high and medium voltage circuit breaker comprising a cylindrical housing having a main axis, an actuation rod, a coil spring arranged in the cylindrical housing, coupled with the rod, and a coupling arrangement coupling an end of the spring with an end of the rod, wherein the coupling arrangement comprises an articulation for guiding an end of the rod in rotation with respect to the second end of the spring around a second axis perpendicular to said main axis and comprises sliding means for the translational guiding of the second end of the rod along said main axis.. . ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180137431

Multimodal, small and big data, machine learing systems and processes

According to some embodiments, system and methods for building a model are provided, comprising a display; a memory storing processor-executable process steps; and a processor to execute the processor-executable process steps to cause the system to: present a user interface on a display, the user interface including one or more user-entry fields to build a model, user-entry fields is associated with a selection of big data or small data for use with the model; receive at least one data source in a user-entry field associated with the model; determine if data in the data source includes big data or small data; and in response to the determination of big data or small data in the data source, execute the model with data from the data source in a big data or small data execution environment. Numerous other aspects are provided.. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180137424

Methods and systems for identifying gaps in predictive model ontology

Examples relate to systems for authoring and executing predictive models. A computer system includes a model development context analyzer configured to store a set of derived modeling knowledge generated at least in part from a plurality of modeling operations performed using at least a first predictive model authoring tool. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180137361

Systems and methods for analyzing turns at an airport

One example aspect of the present disclosure is directed to a method for analyzing at least one phase of an aircraft turn at an airport. The method includes receiving one or more video streams. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180137277

Dynamic normalization of monitoring node data for threat detection in industrial asset control system

Operation of an industrial asset control system may be simulated or monitored under various operating conditions to generate a set of operating results. Subsets of the operating results may be used to calculate a normalization function for each of a plurality of operating conditions. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180137219

Feature selection and feature synthesis methods for predictive modeling in a twinned physical system

Systems and methods for predictive modeling of an industrial asset. In some embodiments, a database stores an electronic file containing a machine learning library and predictive modeling tools associated with the industrial asset. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180137218

Systems and methods for similarity-based information augmentation

A system for similarity analysis-based information augmentation for a target component includes an information augmentation (ia) computer device. The ia computer device identifies a target component input variable with unavailable data. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180137093

Machine learning templates in a machine learning framework

According to some embodiments, a system and method are provided to create a template associated with an industrial problem. The method comprises receiving one or more kernels from a machine learning library. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180136798

Method and system for multi-modal lineage tracing & impact assessment in a concept lineage data flow network

According to some embodiments, system and methods for representing nodes and data flows in a network are provided, comprising providing a hierarchical taxonomy for one or more concepts; providing one or more hierarchical taxonomies for one or more boundary types, wherein one or more values from each boundary type are combined to form a definition of a boundary; and associating the at least one concept and at least one boundary with a transmission of data between a first node and a second node, wherein the transmitted data is a data flow. Numerous other aspects are provided.. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180136671

Pulse valve with pressure vessel penetration

A valve with relatively reduced tank penetration is useful for cleaning at least a portion of a filter unit, such as multiple filter bags, arranged in a filter installation for filtering polluted gas passed therethrough. This valve is preferably a relatively high performance pulse valve of relatively small pressure vessel penetration cross section area useful with relatively lower cost pressure vessels.. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180136617

Systems and methods for continuously modeling industrial asset performance

A method of continuously modeling industrial asset performance includes an initial model build block creating a first model based on a combination of an industrial asset historical data, configuration data and training data, filtering at least one of the historical data, configuration data, and training data, and a continuous learning block predicting performance of one or more members of an ensemble of models by evaluating a result of the one or more ensemble members to a predetermined threshold. A model application block pushing a selected model ensemble member to a performance diagnostic center, selecting the member based on comparing model ensemble members to a fielded modeling algorithm. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180136172

Systems and methods for viewing data generated by rotational scanning in non-destructive testing

A testing system for testing a work piece. The testing system may be non-destructive. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180135697

Bearing cages for roller bearing assemblies

A bearing cage for a roller bearing assembly includes an annular body defining a circumferential centerline extending therethrough. The annular body includes an outer circumferential surface, an opposing inner circumferential surface, and a plurality of circumferentially spaced roller cavities defined therein. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180135646

Abradable coating composition for compressor blade and methods for forming the same

Coating systems for components of a gas turbine engine, such as a compressor blade tip, are provided. The coating system can include an abradable material disposed along the compressor blade tip and may be used with a bare compressor casing. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180135638

Ceramic coating composition for compressor casing and methods for forming the same

Coating systems for components of a gas turbine engine, such as a compressor casing, are provided. The coating system can include a ceramic material disposed along the compressor casing on a surface to be adjacent to a rotating compressor blade. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180135602

Tip extensions for wind turbine rotor blades and methods of installing same

The present disclosure is directed to tip extensions for wind turbine rotor blades and methods of installing same. The method includes removing a removable blade tip of a lightning protection system from the rotor blade so as to expose a down conductor of the lightning protection system. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180135596

System for wind turbine blade actuation

A wind turbine blade includes a first blade segment and a second blade segment extending in opposite directions from a chord-wise joint. Each of the blade segments having a pressure side shell member, a suction side shell member. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180135536

Control systems for controlling power systems based on fuel comsumption and related program products

Power systems are disclosed. The power system may include a turbine component of a gas turbine system, and a computing device(s) in communication with the power plant. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180135534

Systems and methods for adaptive fuel distribution in fuel circuits

A method includes instructing a gas control valve to open to a first position, thereby sending fuel to a respective fuel circuit at a first flow rate, based on a first relationship between flow rate and a first set of operating parameters. The method also includes instructing the gas control valve to open to a second position, thereby adjusting the first flow rate of the fuel to the respective fuel circuit to a second flow rate, based on a set of output parameters. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180135533

Low partial load emission control for gas turbine system

A combustor system for a gt system may include: a plurality of burners, each burner including an inflow region for receiving a combustion air flow and a mixing zone disposed downstream of the inflow region for receiving the air flow and a fuel flow; a combustion chamber disposed downstream of the mixing zone; a fuel flow valve system disposed to control the fuel flow to each of the plurality of burners; a combustion sensor configured to determine a combustion parameter; and an exhaust sensor configured to determine an exhaust parameter. A control system may be connected to the combustion sensor, the exhaust sensor and fuel flow valve system. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180135532

Auto-thermal fuel nozzle flow modulation

A combustor for a gas turbine, including: a fuel nozzle; and a passively-actuated valve for selectively directing a supply of fuel to at least one fuel passage in the fuel nozzle based on a characteristic of the fuel.. . ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180135531

Auto-thermal valve for passively controlling fuel flow to axial fuel stage of gas turbine

A combustor for a gas turbine, including: an axial fuel stage fuel injector; and a passively-actuated valve for selectively directing a supply of fuel to the axial fuel stage fuel injector based on a characteristic of the fuel.. . ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180135530

Systems and methods for adaptively purging fuel circuits

A method includes instructing a purge valve of a gas turbine system to open, thereby purging a fuel circuit by filling the fuel circuit with purge gas, wherein the fuel circuit initially contains fuel. The method also includes generating a model of the gas turbine system that simulates a modeled output based on a model input corresponding to a measured input. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180135528

Systems and methods for adaptively prefilling fuel circuits

A method includes instructing a gas control valve of a gas turbine system to open, thereby prefilling a fuel circuit of the gas turbine system with fuel, wherein the fuel circuit is initially filled with purge gas. The method also includes generating a model of the gas turbine system that simulates a modeled output of the gas turbine system based on a model input corresponding to a measured input to the gas turbine system. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180135527

System and method for synchronizing the operation of airfoil actuators of a gas turbine engine

A method for controlling the operation of a gas turbine includes monitoring an operating parameter of the gas turbine engine. The method also includes determining a first position demand for controlling an operation of a first actuator based on the monitored operating parameter. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180135519

Turbine assembly

An assembly comprises a first cooling cavity disposed within one or more of a turbine assembly or a combustion chamber of an engine. The first cooling cavity directs cooling air within the one or more of the turbine assembly or the combustion chamber. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180135518

Cooling system for a turbine engine

A gas turbine engine includes a compressor section having a high pressure compressor and a core casing surrounding the compressor section and defining an inlet. The gas turbine engine also includes a cooling system for cooling air in or to the compressor section. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180135517

Monolithic superstructure for load path optimization

The present disclosure generally relates to monolithic superstructures for supporting a rotating shaft coupled to a rotor relative to a stator. An integral superstructure supports the rotating component. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180135515

System and method for fluid acoustic treatment

An acoustic treatment assembly includes a fluid passage and a first panel disposed within the fluid passage. Additionally, at least a portion of a fluid flow through the acoustic treatment assembly is configured to flow across a first micro-perforated surface of the first panel. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180135514

Sound attenuating system for gas turbine engine

The present disclosure is directed to a sound attenuation system for a gas turbine engine. The sound attenuation system includes a compressor inlet casing having a compressor inlet casing inner surface and defining a compressor inlet passage extending therethrough. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180135467

Cooling of gas turbine at varying loads

Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to cooling a gas turbine which operates at varying loads. An apparatus according to embodiments of the present disclosure may include: an outlet heat exchanger positioned within a transition duct of a turbine outlet of a gas turbine, wherein the transition duct is positioned upstream from a heat recovery steam generator (hrsg); an extraction line fluidly connecting the outlet heat exchanger to the hrsg, such that a heat exchange fluid flows from the hrsg to the outlet heat exchanger through the extraction line; and a return line fluidly connecting the outlet heat exchanger to the hrsg, such that the heat exchange fluid returns to the hrsg through the return line after passing through the outlet heat exchanger.. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180135465

Support structures for rotors

Rotor support structures for industrial machines are disclosed. The support structures may include a rigid base component including a top portion, a slide plate positioned above the rigid base component, and a bearing housing for a rotor, coupled to the slide plate. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180135461

Cooling shrouds

A shroud configured for installation on a component of a machine includes a shroud body including a plurality of arcuate sections hingedly coupled together, and a closure assembly including an engagement member and a receiving member. The plurality of arcuate sections include a first arcuate section hingedly coupled to one of the arcuate sections at a first edge and including the engagement member at an opposing second edge, and a second arcuate section hingedly coupled to one of the arcuate sections at a first edge and including the receiving member at an opposing second edge. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180135456

Modeling to detect gas turbine anomalies

A turbine system includes a number of sensors, each sensor disposed in a respective location of the turbine system and generating a respective signal, a controller capable of generating a controller output, the controller output being at least partially derived from the respective signal from the number of sensors, and an electronic device including memories storing processor-executable routines, and one or more processors configured to access and execute the one or more routines encoded by the one or more memories wherein the one or more routines, when executed, cause the one or more processors to receive one or more inputs, the inputs being at least one of the respective signals from one of the number of sensors, the controller output, or some combination thereof, and generate an audio output using one or more models that incorporate the one or more inputs.. . ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180135440

Combined balance weight and anti-rotation key

Bayonet connection key includes upper and lower blocks shaped to be inserted one at a time into a key space, having laterally spaced apart upper and lower flat first and second side contact surfaces, and means for retaining blocks against each other. Bolt or screw may be disposed through an aperture in retaining plate and screwed into threaded hole in upper block pressing retaining plate against lower block. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180135430

Support for a multi-wall core

A core for an airfoil casting, including: a cantilevered core section; and a boss extending from the cantilevered core section to an outer profile of the core.. . ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180135425

Methods and apparatuses using cast in core reference features

The present disclosure generally relates to methods and apparatuses for forming cast parts having cast in features aligned with a casting core. The part is cast around a casting core within a casting shell. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180135423

Double impingement slot cap assembly

An assembly comprises a cooling chamber disposed inside an airfoil of a turbine assembly. The cooling chamber directs cooling air inside the airfoil. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180134407

Method and apparatus for undercowl flow diversion cooling

A cooling system includes a first conduit positioned within a cavity and extends from a radially inner casing aperture to a radially outer casing aperture. The cooling system also includes a second conduit coupled in flow communication with the first conduit and extending into the cavity. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180134170

Vehicle propulsion system having an energy storage system and optimized method of controlling operation thereof

A control system for controlling the supply of power from an energy storage system to a dc bus of a vehicle propulsion system is disclosed herein. The control system includes a controller programmed to monitor real-time operating parameters of a plurality of energy storage units of the energy storage system, access degradation models for the plurality of energy storage units, and optimize usage of the plurality of energy storage units during real-time operation of the vehicle propulsion system based on the degradation models.. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180133685

Method and device for making polymer microparticles

A method includes spraying a liquid including polymer and a gas substantially inert to the liquid respectively from a first and second orifice of a nozzle into air to form mist of beads. The beads then are collected with a collecting medium at a temperature in a range from about −10° c. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180132822

Ultrasound system and apparatus having a portable storage bin

An ultrasound apparatus includes a base, a housing extending upwardly from the base and having opposed lateral sides, the housing being configured to support an operator console and display, and a storage bin received in a recess in the housing. The storage bin is movable from a first position in which the storage bin is received within the recess of the housing, and a second position in which the storage bin extends from one of the lateral sides of the housing.. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180132805

Scintillator sealing for solid state x-ray detector

An x-ray detector comprises: a housing, including a cover fastened on a flange of a flanged base and forming a semi-hermetic seal therebetween, the flanged base including a bottom surface and the flange surrounding a perimeter of the bottom surface; and an x-ray imager positioned on the bottom surface, the x-ray imager including a wireless transmitter, wherein the seal semi-hermetically encloses the x-ray imager in the housing, and is positioned nonadjacently to surfaces in contact with the x-ray imager. In this way, a simpler and less costly seal for a digital x-ray panel can be provide; furthermore, the seal is reusable and resealable, facilitating repair and refurbishment of the device.. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180132719

System and method of workflow management

Wireless systems and methods include a plurality of peripheral electronic devices each having a wireless communication system. A processor is configured to establish an association confidence level indicative of a likelihood that a peripheral electronic device is associated to a monitored subject for each peripheral electronic device based on association criteria. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180132170

System and method for evaluating non-optimal roaming of a client device

A method for evaluating non-optimal roaming of a client device in a communication network is presented. The method includes detecting a transition of the client device from a first access point to a second access point and evaluating at least one performance parameter corresponding to each of the first access point and the second access point after the client device transitions from the first access point to the second access point. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180131583

Automatic provisioning of cloud services

Systems and methods for automatically provisioning a service instance in a cloud computing system are presented. In an example embodiment, a message is retrieved by one of multiple provisioner nodes from a message queue shared by the provisioner nodes, the message including a service request to provision a service instance on the computing infrastructure. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180131224

Method, system and device for regulating voltage fluctuations induced by at least one renewable energy source

The invention relates to a method of regulating voltage in an energy distribution network to which there are connected both a renewable energy generation system and an energy storage unit (11), the method being characterized in that, over a time window, a charging power of the electrical energy storage unit (11) is controlled so as to compensate for variations in the instantaneous voltage level induced by the renewable energy generation system relative to a prediction of the mean voltage level induced by the renewable energy generation system over the time window.. . ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180131189

Dynamic line rating determination apparatus and associated method

A dynamic line rating determination apparatus configured to control the current applied to a power line conductor by determining a dynamic maximum current rating for said power line conductor, based on measured voltage and current phase vectors taken at two temporally spaced sample times, the phase vectors including a voltage and current phase vector for each phase of electrical power carried by the power line conductor at a first and second end of the power line conductor; and determining the dynamic maximum current rating by; applying the phase vectors to a power line model to estimate the conductor temperature, applying the estimate to a thermal model to predict a steady state temperature that the power line conductor will reach, and calculate the dynamic maximum current rating based on the prediction of the steady state temperature, a power line conductor current, and a maximum temperature limitation value.. . ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180131020

Power generation system using cascaded fuel cells and associated methods thereof

Power generation systems and associated methods for generating electric power using a cascaded fuel cell are provided. The power generation system may include a first fuel cell, a second fuel cell, a splitting mechanism, a first fuel path, and a second fuel path. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180130783

Electronics package having a multi-thickness conductor layer and method of manufacturing thereof

An electronics package includes an insulating substrate, a first electrical component coupled to a first surface of the insulating substrate, and a first conductor layer formed on the first surface of the insulating substrate. A second conductor layer is formed on a second surface of the insulating substrate, opposite the first surface, the second conductor layer extending through vias in the insulating substrate to contact at least one contact pad of the first electrical component and couple with the first conductor layer. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180130770

Electronics package having a multi-thickness conductor layer and method of manufacturing thereof

An electronics package includes an insulating substrate and electrical components coupled to a first surface of the insulating substrate. A multi-thickness conductor layer is formed on a second surface of the insulating substrate opposite the first surface. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180130762

Stacked electronics package and method of manufacturing thereof

An electronics package includes an insulating substrate, a first electrical component coupled to a bottom surface of the insulating substrate, and a first conductor layer formed adjacent the bottom surface of the insulating substrate. The electronics package also includes a second conductor layer formed on a top surface of the insulating substrate and extending through a plurality of vias in the insulating substrate to electrically couple with the first electrical component and the first conductor layer. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180130747

Stacked electronics package and method of manufacturing thereof

An electronics package includes an insulating substrate, a first electrical component coupled to a top surface of the insulating substrate, and a second electrical component coupled to a bottom surface of the insulating substrate. A first conductor layer is formed on the bottom surface of the insulating substrate and extends through a via formed therethrough to contact a contact pad of the first electrical component, with a portion of the first conductor layer positioned between the insulating substrate and the second electrical component. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180130732

Electronics package having a multi-thickness conductor layer and method of manufacturing thereof

An electronics package includes an insulating substrate and an electrical component coupled to a first surface of the insulating substrate. A first conductor is formed on a second surface of the insulating substrate and extends through a first via therein to electrically couple with a first contact pad of the electrical component. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180130731

Electronics package having a multi-thickness conductor layer and method of manufacturing thereof

An electronics package includes an insulating substrate, an electrical component coupled to a first surface of the insulating substrate, and a stepped conductor layer formed on a second surface of the insulating substrate, opposite the first surface. The stepped conductor layer includes a first portion that extends into at least one via formed through the insulating substrate to electrically couple with at least one contact pad of the electrical component and a second portion spaced away from the at least one via, the second portion having a thickness greater than the first portion.. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180130567

Target assembly and isotope production system

Target assembly for an isotope production system. The target assembly includes a target body having a production chamber and a beam cavity that is adjacent to the production chamber. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180130254

Indoor geospatial site builder engine

Systems and techniques for an indoor geospatial site builder engine are presented. A system can convert facility artifacts into geospatially-defined indoor space geometry and provides a rich user experience to visualize the facility's indoor space identifying important landmarks as well as providing controls to navigate the indoor space. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180130201

Combined medical imaging

Systems and methods of imaging an organ of a patient include obtaining a plurality of two-dimensional (2d) tomosynthesis projection images of the organ. An x-ray image of the organ is obtained. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180130003

Systems and methods to provide a kpi dashboard and answer high value questions

Systems, apparatus, and methods to analyze and visualize healthcare-related data are provided. An example method includes identifying, for one or more patients, a clinical quality measure including one or more criterion. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180129959

Methods and systems for programmatically selecting predictive model parameters

Examples relate to systems for authoring and executing predictive models. A computer system includes a model development context analyzer configured to store a set of derived modeling knowledge generated at least in part from a plurality of modeling operations performed using at least a first predictive model authoring tool. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180129941

Methods and systems for capturing analytic model authoring knowledge

Some embodiments are directed to systems for authoring predictive models. An embodiment includes a computer system implementing a development environment for generating predictive models. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180129782

System and method for saving medical imaging data

Methods and systems are provided for tagging and selectively saving medical imaging data. One example method includes acquiring medical imaging data with a medical imaging device, tagging a subset of the medical imaging data with a tag based on one or more features of the imaging data, and saving the subset of the imaging data if the tag matches a designated tag.. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180129721

Systems and methods for managing aviation records

Systems and methods for managing and/or exchanging aviation records are provided. One example aspect is directed to a method that includes receiving, at one or more processors, an aviation record in a first format from a first computing system. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180129714

Apparatus and method for tag mapping with industrial machines

A system and method for associating equipment sensor tags with tags associated with analytic programs including embodiments that receive a list of equipment tag names and corresponding descriptions as well as a list of analytic tag names and descriptions. The equipment tag descriptions are normalized to create normalized equipment tag descriptions, and the analytic tag descriptions are normalized to create normalized analytic tag descriptions. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180129649

Systems and methods for internationalization support

Systems, methods, and tangible, non-transitory, computer readable media is described herein. For example, a system includes a portable non-destructive testing (ndt) device. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180129301

Method and system providing customizable user interface controls positionable at a medical imaging system

A custom user input module having an input functionality is selectively placed at and/or in communication range of a medical imaging system. A signal processor of the medical imaging system detects a presence of the custom user input module to establish a connection between the custom user input module and the medical imaging system. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180128492

Mini mixing fuel nozzle assembly with mixing sleeve

The present disclosure is directed to a fuel nozzle for a gas turbine engine. The fuel nozzle defines a radial direction, a longitudinal direction, an upstream end, and a downstream end. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180128491

Multi-point centerbody injector mini mixing fuel nozzle assembly

The present disclosure is directed to a fuel injector for a gas turbine engine. The fuel injector includes an end wall defining a fluid chamber, a centerbody, an outer sleeve surrounding the centerbody from the end wall toward a downstream end of the fuel injector, and a fluid cavity wall. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180128490

Multi-point injection mini mixing fuel nozzle assembly

The present disclosure is directed to a fuel injector for a gas turbine engine. The fuel injector includes an end wall, a centerbody, an outer sleeve surrounding the centerbody from the end wall toward the downstream end of the fuel injector, and a thermal management conduit. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180128489

Centerbody injector mini mixer fuel nozzle assembly

The present disclosure is directed to a fuel injector for a gas turbine engine including an end wall defining a fluid chamber, a centerbody, and an outer sleeve surrounding the centerbody from the end wall toward a downstream end of the fuel injector. The centerbody includes an axially extended outer wall and inner wall. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180128488

Fuel nozzle assembly with impingement purge

The present disclosure is directed to a fuel nozzle for a gas turbine engine, the fuel nozzle defining a radial direction, a longitudinal direction, a circumferential direction, an upstream end, and a downstream end. The fuel nozzle includes an aft body coupled to at least one fuel injector. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180128342

Controllable magneto-rheological device for gas turbine engine

A controllable magneto-rheological device includes an annular cylinder formed by inner and outer walls connected at first and second opposing ends and forming an inner shaft configured to receive an operational component of an engine, generator or other device including one or more rotating structures. A magneto-rheological fluid is provided to fill a volume between the inner and outer walls of the annular cylinder. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180128283

Metal surface preparation

A part that includes a metal layer positioned on it. The part includes a composite core. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180128241

System and method for minimizing energy loss due to yaw untwist of a wind turbine

The present disclosure is directed to a method for minimizing energy loss caused by yaw untwist of a nacelle of a wind turbine. The method includes monitoring, via at least on sensor, one or more wind conditions near the wind turbine. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180128206

Gas turbine engine

A turbofan engine is provided having a fan and a nacelle assembly enclosing the fan. The nacelle assembly includes a thrust reverser system having one or more cascade segments configured to translate at least partially along an axial direction of the turbofan engine. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180128182

System and method for starting gas turbine engines

A method of starting a gas turbine engine includes determining an abnormal shutdown condition during operation of the gas turbine engine and determining a first set of lightoff parameters for the gas turbine engine. The method also includes restarting the gas turbine engine using the first set of lightoff parameters. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180128181

Diffuser removal tool

A diffuser removal tool for displacing an exhaust diffuser from a gas turbine engine is provided, which includes a pair of support arms, a clamp and wedge assembly coupled to an exhaust diffuser, and a lead screw assembly coupled between the support arms and to the clamp and wedge assembly via a wedge of the clamp and wedge assembly. The tool also includes a pair of linear bearing assemblies coupled to the support arms and to the clamp and wedge assembly via wedges of the clamp and wedge assembly. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180128177

Method for forming a hole in an engine component

A method of forming a hole in an engine component. The hole is formed through a wall defining first and second opposing surfaces. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180128175

System and method for flexible fuel usage for gas turbines

A system includes a gas turbine system having a first compressor, a combustor, and a turbine, where the first compressor provides a first portion of a discharge air directly to the combustor. The system includes a fluid circuit which receives a fluid comprising a second portion of the discharge air from the first compressor or a combustible fluid and provides the second portion of the discharge air to fuel at a location upstream of the combustor to alter a chemical and physical characteristic of the fuel in an air-fuel mixture that is provided to the combustor.. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180128174

Transition manifolds for cooling channel connections in cooled structures

A cooled structure of a gas turbine engine having a main body with a leading edge, a trailing edge, a first side portion, a second side portion, and a cavity. A first set of cooling air micro-channels extends from the cavity and are arranged along the first side portion. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180128134

Systems and methods for performing a condition-based maintenance of an engine

A method for performing condition-based maintenance of an engine is presented. The method includes obtaining one or more parameters corresponding to the engine. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180128129

Nozzle maintenance apparatus and method

Various embodiments include apparatuses for performing maintenance on a gas turbine (gt) nozzle, along with related methods. One apparatus can include: a nozzle engagement sled for releasably engaging the nozzle, the nozzle engagement sled including: a sled body; a locking member coupled with the sled body, the locking member sized to complement a slot in the nozzle; a sled slot within a side of the sled body, the sled slot for engaging a rail within the gt; and at least one wheel for transporting the sled body within the gt.. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180128113

Airfoil assembly with a cooling circuit

An airfoil assembly for a gas turbine engine including a blade, platform, and dovetail. The airfoil assembly further includes a cooling circuit including an interior chamber of the dovetail having fluid communication with the exterior of the airfoil assembly or with an interior chamber of the blade and at least one cooling passage.. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180127626

Composition for bonding windings or core laminates in an electrical machine, and associated method

A curable composition for bonding windings or core laminates in an electrical machine is presented. The curable composition includes: (a) about 10 weight percent to about 25 weight percent of a polyfunctional cyanate ester; (b) about 35 weight percent to about 65 weight percent of a first difunctional cyanate ester, or a prepolymer thereof (c) about 15 weight percent to about 40 weight percent of a second difunctional cyanate ester, or a prepolymer thereof. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180127575

Process for improving the cold-flow properties of paraffinic oils

A process for improving the cold-flow properties of an oil that contains at least one paraffinic hydrocarbon material is described. The process includes the step of contacting the oil with a gradient copolymer formed by a controlled free-radical polymerization technique, or by a reversible deactivation radical polymerization technique. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180126670

Method and system for x-ray backscatter inspection of additive manufactured parts

A method for inspection of additive manufactured parts and monitoring operational performance of an additive manufacturing apparatus is provided. The method includes a step of obtaining, in real-time during an additively manufactured build process, a backscatter x-ray scan of an area of a build platform. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180126590

Method for forming articles through casting or injection molding

Various embodiments of the invention include a method for combining slurry components to form a solid object. Various particular embodiments include a method including: combining a first slurry component with a second slurry component to form a homogenized slurry, wherein the first slurry component includes: a catalyst, and a vinyl binder, and wherein the second slurry component includes: a siloxane binder, and wherein at least one of the first slurry component and the second slurry component includes a particulate composition; introducing the homogenized slurry into a die; and curing the homogenized slurry in the die to form the solid object.. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180126587

Apparatus for forming articles through casting or injection molding

Various embodiments of the invention include an apparatus for forming an object. Various particular embodiments include an object forming apparatus including: at least two reservoirs for storing material components; a mixing device having an inlet and an outlet, the inlet of the mixing device being fluidly connected to the at least two reservoirs; and a die fluidly connected to the outlet of the mixing device, the die including an object manifold, wherein the mixing device and the die are a single unit detachable from the at least two reservoirs.. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180126502

Installation or removal of turbine blade at turbine blade base

Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to the installation or removal of turbine blades at a turbine blade base thereof. An apparatus according to the present disclosure can include: an operative head configured to engage an axial sidewall of a turbine blade base; and a mount removably coupled to a portion of a turbomachine assembly by a coupler, wherein the operative head is slidably coupled to the mount such that the operative selectively engages the axial sidewall of the turbine blade base, and wherein the operative head is shaped to impart an axial and a circumferential force against the turbine blade base.. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180126499

Threaded coupon for repair of superalloy part

A coupon for repairing a part is disclosed. The coupon includes an outwardly threaded body configured to mate with an inwardly threaded opening in a damaged area of the part. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180126489

In-situ laser machining using mirrored optics

The present disclosure is directed to a system for performing in-situ laser machining on a component within a gas turbine engine, in which the component includes a substrate defining a surface. The system includes a laser system disposed externally of the gas turbine engine, a focusing optic, and a conduit. ... General Electric Company

05/10/18 / #20180125460

Methods and systems for medical imaging systems

Methods and systems are provided for selecting a two dimensional (2d) scan plane. The methods and systems acquire ultrasound data along first and second 2d planes from a matrix array probe. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180124938

High power feedthrough for use with a high frequency power converter

A feedthrough includes a flange comprising an inner cylindrical surface and a planar mounting surface. The inner cylindrical surface defines a cylindrical passage within the flange. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180124341

Imaging devices for use with additive manufacturing systems and methods of imaging a build layer

An imaging device for an additive manufacturing system is provided. The additive manufacturing system includes a material. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180123476

Reduced electromagnetic interference power module systems and methods

A power module includes an input bus, a switching device, and an output bus. The input bus includes a first coating of a high permeability magnetic conductive material and is configured to receive input direct current (dc) electrical power from an electrical power source. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180123468

Switch systems for controlling conduction of multi-phase current

A switching system includes a switching assembly and a transformer. The switching assembly includes multiple sets of switch cells conductively coupled to different power conductors that extend between a power source and a load and conduct different phases of current. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180123398

System and method for actively controlling output voltage of a wireless power transfer system

A wireless power transfer system is disclosed. The wireless power transfer system includes a first converting unit for converting a first dc voltage of an input power to a first ac voltage, a contactless power transfer unit for transmitting the input power having the first ac voltage, and a second converting unit for transmitting the power having a second dc voltage corresponding to the first ac voltage to an electric load. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180123350

Switch systems for controlling conduction of multi-phase current

A switching system includes a transformer and a switching assembly for controlling conduction of current from a power source to a first load along a power cable. The switching assembly includes a switch cell conductively coupled to the power cable. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180123346

Detection and mitigation of instability of synchronous machines

Methods and systems for stabilizing a power system include receiving a set point for a power system that includes the compensation circuitry controlled by the control system. A firing angle for the power system is set based at least in part on the set point. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180123334

Low inductance busbar systems and methods

An electrical system includes a power electronics system and a bus bar coupled to the power electronic system. The power electronics system includes a switching device configured to selectively connect and disconnect. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180122609

Main shaft for the operation mechanism of a circuit breaker

A shaft for an operating mechanism of a circuit breaker, this shaft comprising a splined axle carrying cams intended to cooperate with other parts of the mechanism, this shaft being intended to be carried by ball bearings and to be connected to an actuating member of the circuit breaker to move it. According to the invention, the shaft comprises a cast part comprising the cams and comprising seats for the ball bearings at each of its extremities, this cast part being having at its center a splined hole to receive the splined axle.. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180122608

Enclosure for the operation mechanism of a circuit breaker

An enclosure for the operating mechanism of a circuit breaker, this mechanism including a main shaft and secondary shafts, and a spring to actuate the mechanism. This enclosure includes a parallelepiped base having an open face and including a bottom wall opposite to its open face, this bottom wall having holes to receive bearings carrying the shafts; a supporting part including a main wall to be mounted at the open face of the base, the main wall including holes to receive bearings carrying the other extremities of the shafts; a cover to close the supporting part.. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180122549

Multi-winding high sensitivity current transformer

A system includes a sensor configured to detect an electrical leakage current associated with an operation of an industrial machine. The sensor includes a core and a first winding encircling a first portion of the core. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180122082

Automated segmentation using deep learned priors

Embodiments described herein provide a hybrid technique which incorporates learned pulmonary nodule features in a model based energy minimization segmentation using graph cuts. Features are extracted from training samples using a convolutional neural network, and the segmentation cost function is augmented via the deep learned energy. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180121774

Digital label and asset tracking interface

In the present invention, a digital and programmable information presentation device or label is formed with a display that is operably connected to a controller that can operate the display to present information stored in an electronic memory unit connected to the controller. The information relating to the product is uploaded and stored in the memory unit according to the requirements for the information to be presented on the device/label. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180121760

Methods of systems of generating virtual multi-dimensional models using image analysis

The present approach relates to the use of trained artificial neural networks, such as convolutional neural networks, to classify vascular structures, such as using a hierarchical classification scheme. In certain approaches, the artificial neural network is trained using training data that is all or partly derived from synthetic vascular representations.. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180121258

Self-aware and self-registering software & analytics platform components

According to some embodiments, system, apparatus and methods are provided comprising a platform hosting one or more elements; an application programming interface (api) wrapper associated with each of the one or more elements, the api wrapper including input information to the one or more elements, output information to the one or more elements, and at least one instruction defining a function of the element; and wherein the one or more elements and the api wrapper form a self-aware element. Numerous other aspects are provided.. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180121201

Analytic engine for use with remote monitoring data and imperfect asset models

A method including retrieving, by a processor, a standardized expression and one or more arguments for a calculation, attaching time-series parameters as required to the arguments, retrieving from a database time-series data based on the attaching step, converting, by the processor, the time-series data from an original unit associated with the data to a standard unit, performing a calculation based on the standardized expression to achieve a result, converting the result back to an original unit and then writing the result to a tag associated with the at least one argument.. . ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180121183

Scalable and secure analytic model integration and deployment platform

According to some embodiments, system, apparatus and methods are provided comprising an analytic model for an installed product; an execution platform configured to execute the analytic model; an application programming interface (api) wrapper associated with each of the analytic model and the execution platform, the api wrapper including input information, output information and a technique; and a storage in communication with the analytic model and the execution platform and storing program instructions to perform the functions as follows: transmitting information between the analytic api wrapper and the execution platform api wrapper; and deploying the analytic model to the execution platform based on the transmitted information. Numerous other aspects are provided.. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180121171

Integrated development environment for analytic authoring

According to some embodiments, system, apparatus and methods are provided comprising a development environment; one or more system components configured to operate within the development environment; a graphical user interface in the development environment that enables a user to: develop at least one model using an arbitrary language, wherein development of the at least one model includes accessing the one or more system components; wherein the development environment includes program code for a platform in the arbitrary language; and an execution model configured to execute the developed model on the platform. Numerous other aspects are provided.. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180121170

System architecture for secure and rapid development, deployment and management of analytics and software systems

According to some embodiments, system, apparatus and methods are provided comprising one or more component models of an analytic model for an installed product; an application programming interface (api) wrapper associated with each of the one or more component models, the api wrapper including information about one or more inputs to the component model; and wherein the component model and the api wrapper form a self-aware component. Numerous other aspects are provided.. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180120865

Systems and methods for detecting solid particles

A solids detector may include a receptor configured to extend at least partially into a flow path of a fluid through a conduit. Further, the solids detector may include a sensor configured to receive an acoustic wave generated due to one or more solid particles in the fluid impacting the receptor. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180120825

Protection monitoring system with fault indicators

A protection monitoring system is provided that includes a protection fault handler. The protection fault handler includes a protection fault indicator. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180120399

Method and apparatus for correcting uniformity of a magnetic resonance imagine

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for correcting a uniformity of a magnetic resonance image, the method comprising: acquiring a first uniformity enhancement image by a phased-array uniformity enhancement method; and dividing the first uniformity enhancement image by a receiving sensitivity distribution value of a body coil in a magnetic resonance imaging device, so as to acquire a second uniformity enhancement image. The method may further comprise: dividing the second uniformity enhancement image by a spatial signal distribution value resulting from a field strength distribution of a transmitting radio-frequency field, so as to acquire a third uniformity enhancement image.. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180120395

Rf shield for reducing eddy current in a pet-mr imaging system

An imaging apparatus is disclosed that includes an mri system, either as a stand-alone system or hybrid pet-mri system. The mri system includes gradient coils positioned about a patient bore, an rf coil former comprising an inner surface and an outer surface, an rf shield positioned on the outer surface of the rf coil former so as to be formed about the rf coil former, and an rf coil positioned on the inner surface of the rf coil former and about the patient bore, with the rf coil coupled to a pulse generator to emit an rf pulse sequence and receive resulting mr signals from a subject of interest. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180120394

System and method for magnetic resonance imaging one or more subjects

An mri system for imaging a subject is provided. The mri system includes a magnet assembly that includes a gradient coil having a hollow conducting wire. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180120392

Superconducting magnet cooling system

A superconducting magnet cooling system is disclosed. The superconducting magnet cooling system includes a superconducting magnet; a liquid cryogen vessel for cooling the superconducting magnet; a heat exchanger device in fluid communication with the liquid cryogen vessel; a cryorefrigerator for heat exchange with the heat exchanger device; and a flexible connection device having high thermal conductivity and thermally connecting the cryorefrigerator and the heat exchanger device to provide vibration isolation of the cryorefrigerator from the heat exchange device.. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180120391

System and method for magnetic resonance imaging one or more subjects

An mri system for imaging one or more subjects is provided. The mri system includes a magnet assembly and an mri controller. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180120246

Nondestructive inspection method for coatings and ceramic matrix composites

A method for nondestructive inspection of ceramic structures present as either a ceramic matrix composite structure or a ceramic based coating. Such non-metallic structures are used to provide thermal protection or weight reduction or both to aircraft and their components. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180120136

Time-varying flow estimation for virtual flow metering applications

Virtual flow estimation is described that is suitable for use under steady-state and non-steady-state (i.e., transient) conditions. Examples of such an approach may not perform discretization of the underlying model described by partial differential equations, but may instead perform discretization in a derived estimator separate and distinct from the underlying model. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180119958

Combustor assembly with mounted auxiliary component

A combustor assembly includes a combustion liner defining a first radial opening, an outer sleeve that at least partially surrounds the combustion liner. The outer sleeve defines a second radial opening. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180119952

System and method for removing ash deposits within a boiler

A system for removing ash deposits within a boiler is provided. The system includes a soot blower disposed within the boiler, and a gas supply line in fluid communication with the soot blower and a gas source. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180119671

System and method for improved overspeed monitoring of a wind turbine operating at reduced rotor speeds

A method for overspeed monitoring of a wind turbine may generally include monitoring an actual rotor speed of the wind turbine while the wind turbine is operating at a current speed setpoint and referencing a dynamic overspeed setting for the wind turbine. The method may also include determining a final overspeed setting to be applied for the wind turbine based on a comparison between the dynamic overspeed setting and a predetermined overspeed setting for the wind turbine. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180119618

Fuel heating system using steam and water in single fuel heat exchanger

A fuel heating system for a gas turbine system is provided. The system includes a boiler for generating steam, a hrsg independent of the boiler, and a single fuel heat exchanger structured to operate using steam or water as the heating medium. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180119577

System and method for providing supercritical steam

A system for providing supercritical steam including a first boiler that generates steam via combusting a first fuel, and a second boiler fluidly connected to the first boiler via a conduit which heats the generated steam to supercritical steam temperatures via combusting a second fuel. A first temperature of the conduit may be below a critical corrosion temperature and a second temperature of the conduit is greater than or equal to the critical corrosion temperature. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180119576

Exhaust collector railing removal tool

A system includes a rail system configured to be disposed within an enclosed space housing an exhaust collector, wherein the exhaust collector is configured to couple to a gas turbine. The system also includes an exhaust collector removal tool configured to be disposed on the rail system. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180119574

Rotor shaft architectures for a gas turbine engine and methods of assembly thereof

A shaft assembly for a rotary machine, the rotary machine includes a low pressure compressor, a high pressure compressor, a high pressure turbine, and a low pressure turbine. The shaft assembly includes an outer shaft configured to couple the high pressure compressor to the high pressure turbine. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180119570

Interwoven near surface cooled channels for cooled structures

A cooled structure of a gas turbine engine has a main body with a leading edge, a trailing edge, a first side portion, a second side portion, and a cavity. A first set of cooling air micro-channels extends from the cavity and is arranged along the first side portion. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180119568

Systems and methods for attaching a borescope flexible probe or a guide tube to a component of a gas turbine

A borescope probe or a borescope guide tube holding device attachable to a component of a gas turbine engine is disclosed. In one embodiment, the holding device may include a main body having a first end and a second end. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180119270

Articles for high temperature service and methods for making

Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to an article and methods of forming the article. The article includes a thermal barrier coating disposed on a substrate. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180119050

Low viscosity lubricating oil compositions for turbomachines

This disclosure relates to a low viscosity lubricating turbine oil having a composition comprising a lubricating oil base stock, as a major component, and one or more lubricating oil additives, as minor components. The lubricating turbine oil has a kinematic viscosity of about 16 cst to about 22 cst at 40° c., a density of about 0.8 g/ml to about 0.9 g/ml, and an absolute evaporation loss at 150° c. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180118360

Managing an input device

Systems and methods for managing an input device are provided. One example aspect of the present disclosure is directed to a method for managing an input device for an aerial vehicle. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180118238

System for controlling or monitoring a vehicle system along a route

System includes a control system used to control operation of a vehicle system as the vehicle system moves along a route. The vehicle system includes a plurality of system vehicles in which adjacent system vehicles are operatively coupled such that the adjacent system vehicles are permitted to move relative to one another. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180118237

System for controlling or monitoring a vehicle system along a route

System having one or more processors that are configured to (a) generate, as a vehicle system moves along a route, a plurality of different trial plans for an upcoming segment of the route. The trial plans include potential operational settings of the vehicle system along the route. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180118228

System and method for controlling a vehicle

A system includes a drive system having one or more traction motors coupled in driving relationship to a plurality of wheels of a vehicle system. The traction motors are configured to provide both motive power for the vehicle system in a propel mode of operation and retarding effort to brake the vehicle system in a braking mode of operation. ... General Electric Company








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