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Contactless rotor state/speed measurement of x-ray tube

A contactless and/or non-invasive system and method of determining the rotational state and/or speed of a rotor is provided for an x-ray tube including a liquid metal bearing. The system includes a vibration sensor that is affixed to the exterior of the x-ray tube and is utilized to detect the vibrations generated by the spinning of the rotor and liquid metal bearing assembly within the x-ray tube. ... General Electric Company

Cloud-based clincial information systems and methods of use

An example method includes storing healthcare information related to a patient on the cloud-based clinical information system and determining if a first local information system of a first healthcare entity includes a first existing patient record associated with the patient. The example method also includes communicating a first command from the cloud-based clinical information system to an edge device located at a facility associated with the first healthcare entity and in communication with the first local information system. ... General Electric Company

Temperature stabilization for detector heads

An imaging system is provided that includes a pixelated detector and a processing unit. The pixelated detector has individually read pixels. ... General Electric Company

Method and system for enhanced ultrasound image visualization by detecting and replacing acoustic shadow artifacts

An ultrasound probe acquires ultrasound images at different directions, such as by performing beam steering. A processor analyzes the ultrasound images to detect acoustic shadow artifacts. ... General Electric Company

Rf coil array and mri transmit array

An rf coil array for use in mri is disclosed, which includes a plurality of transmit coil elements and a plurality of rf power amplifiers. Each rf power amplifier is integrated with at least one transmit coil element for driving the at least one transmit coil element. ... General Electric Company

Predictive integrity analysis

A system includes one or more tools, sensors, or both configured to obtain data related to the one or more pipelines, wherein the data is ultrasonic data, electromagnetic data, or both, and a cloud-based computing system including at least one processor that receives the data from the one or more tools, sensors, or both, performs analysis to generate a virtual structural model of the one or more pipelines based on the data, determines one or more states of the one or more pipelines using the virtual structural model and determines whether to take one or more actions when the one or more states indicate that the one or more pipelines violate a threshold operation boundary.. . ... General Electric Company

Systems for dehumidifying air and methods of assembling the same

A dehumidifier assembly includes an extraction chamber coupled in flow communication with a sample air inlet, a sample air outlet, and a sample drip opening. The extraction chamber is configured to receive a sample air flow therethrough at substantially atmospheric pressure from the sample air inlet to the sample air outlet. ... General Electric Company

Combustor acoustic damping structure

The present disclosure is directed to a combustor assembly for a gas turbine engine. The combustor assembly includes an annular bulkhead adjacent to a diffuser cavity; a deflector downstream of the bulkhead and adjacent to a combustion chamber; a bulkhead support coupled to an upstream side of the deflector; a first walled enclosure coupled to the bulkhead support; and a second walled enclosure coupled to the first walled enclosure. ... General Electric Company

Method for securing a lightning receptor cable within a segmented rotor blade

The present subject matter is directed to a rotor blade assembly having a rotor blade with a blade tip segment having a blade tip and a blade root segment having a blade root. The blade segments extend in opposite directions from a chord-wise joint. ... General Electric Company

Inlet bleed heat duct assembly

A compressor inlet housing includes a bleed heat duct assembly that is disposed within the compressor inlet housing. The bleed heat duct assembly includes a duct having a plurality of walls defining an opening and a slot defined along a wall of the plurality of walls. ... General Electric Company

Systems and methods for operating a combined cycle power plant

Embodiments of systems and methods described in this disclosure are directed to operating a combined cycle power plant. In certain embodiments, systems and methods can be provided for a combined cycle power plant incorporating a control system that uses a holistic approach to continuously and automatically adjust a heat rate of the combined cycle power plant and achieve a desired efficiency. ... General Electric Company

Gas turbine blade flutter monitoring and control system

A flutter control system for a turbine includes a processor. The processor is configured to detect blade flutter of a turbine. ... General Electric Company

Optimization of gas turbine power plant response during power system transients

The disclosure relates to optimization of gas turbine power plant response during power system transients. In certain embodiments, systems, methods, and apparatus can control a power generating system by using the reactive components of the current and the reactive components of the voltage and the magnitude of the voltage at the generator terminals of a gas turbine generator system. ... General Electric Company

Gas turbine engine component incorporating a seal slot

A turbine engine component includes: a body bounded by an end face; and a seal slot having an opening communicating with the end face, the seal slot including a receptacle defining a boundary configured to receive and position a spline seal, and an open chamber communicating with the seal slot and extending beyond the boundary.. . ... General Electric Company

09/27/18 / #20180274379

Scavenge tube for a gas turbine engine

A scavenge tube for conveying oil within an engine. The scavenge tube includes an outer tube and an inner tube. ... General Electric Company

09/27/18 / #20180274376

Diffuser-deswirler for a gas turbine engine

A diffuser-deswirler for a gas turbine engine is provided. The diffuser-deswirler includes an inner shell and an outer shell spaced apart and configured for receiving a flow of compressed air from a compressor of a gas turbine engine. ... General Electric Company

09/27/18 / #20180274370

Engine component for a gas turbine engine

An engine component for a gas turbine engine includes a film-cooled wall having a hot surface facing hot combustion gas and a cooling surface facing a cooling fluid flow. The wall includes one or more film holes that have an outlet provided on the hot surface and a contoured inlet provided on the cooling surface. ... General Electric Company

09/27/18 / #20180274365

Two spool gas turbine engine with interdigitated turbine section

The present disclosure is directed to a gas turbine engine defining a longitudinal direction, a radial direction, and a circumferential direction, and wherein the gas turbine engine defines an upstream end and a downstream end along the longitudinal direction. The gas turbine engine includes a turbine section that includes a first rotating component and a second rotating component. ... General Electric Company

09/27/18 / #20180274322

Blowout prevention system including blind shear ram

A seal for a blind shear ram is configured to extend between a first carrier and a second carrier of the blind shear ram. The seal includes a curved portion and an elastic layer extending through the curved portion. ... General Electric Company

09/27/18 / #20180273914

Device and method of collection for rna viruses

The present disclosure generally relates to a method and device for inactivation and dry storage, under ambient conditions, of a biological sample containing rna virus. Methods for collecting and recovering rna from a biological sample and subsequent analysis for a virus are also provided.. ... General Electric Company

09/27/18 / #20180273064

System and method integrating an energy management system and yard planner system

A system and method identifies vehicles to be included in a multi-vehicle system that is to travel along one or more routes for an upcoming trip, and determines plural different potential builds of the multi-vehicle system. The different potential builds represent different sequential orders of the vehicles in the multi-vehicle system. ... General Electric Company

09/27/18 / #20180272882

System and method for inductive charging with improved efficiency

A charging system for charging an electric vehicle comprises an inductor-inductor-capacitor (llc) battery charger that includes an isolation transformer having a transformer primary and a transformer secondary, the transformer primary included in an inductive charger station of the charging system and the transformer secondary included in an inductive power receiver of the charging system, with the inductive power receiver positioned on the electric vehicle. The llc battery charger also includes a magnetizing inductor circuit element and a leakage inductor circuit element integrated into the isolation transformer on the transformer primary. ... General Electric Company

09/27/18 / #20180272875

Energy efficient hands-free electric vehicle charger for autonomous vehicles in uncontrolled environments

A method for charging an electric vehicle includes steps of providing a charger station and providing an electric vehicle operable to navigate to a desired destination autonomously, the vehicle comprising a power receiver configured to mate with the charger station to provide charging to the electric vehicle. The method further includes steps of aligning, via autonomous operation of the electric vehicle, the charger station and the power receiver of the electric vehicle, so as mate the charger station and the power receiver, and initiating charging of the electric vehicle upon mating of the charger station and the power receiver.. ... General Electric Company

09/27/18 / #20180272572

Methods for manufacturing wind turbine rotor blades

The present subject matter is directed to methods for manufacturing rotor blades and/or components thereof of a wind turbine. In one embodiment, the method includes forming the rotor blade component and covering at least a portion of the rotor blade component with at least one coating material. ... General Electric Company

09/27/18 / #20180272568

Method for forming passages in composite components

The present disclosure is directed to a method for forming a passage in a composite component. The method includes forming a cavity in a fiber preform. ... General Electric Company

09/27/18 / #20180272449

Machining apparatus and machining system

A machining apparatus is disclosed, which includes a curved outer conduit, a curved rotary electrode and a driving motor. The outer conduit has a cavity and a fluid inlet in fluid communication with the cavity. ... General Electric Company

09/27/18 / #20180272099

Gas mixer incorporating sensors for measuring flow and concentration

A medical gas mixer is provided. In one embodiment, dual-purpose sensors are employed, such as in a configuration in which one is positioned in the mixed gas flow channel and one is positioned in the main gas flow channel. ... General Electric Company

09/27/18 / #20180272098

Medical vaporizer with carrier gas characteriation, measurement, and/or compensation

A medical vaporizer is provided. In one embodiment, dual-purpose sensors are employed, such as in a configuration in which one is positioned in the mixed gas flow channel and one is positioned in the main gas flow channel. ... General Electric Company

09/27/18 / #20180271484

Method and systems for a hand-held automated breast ultrasound device

Various methods and systems are provided for ultrasonically scanning a tissue sample using a hand-held automated ultrasound system. In one example, a system for ultrasonically scanning a tissue sample includes a hand-held ultrasound probe including a housing and a transducer module comprising a transducer array of transducer elements, one or more position sensors coupled within the housing, and a controller. ... General Electric Company

09/27/18 / #20180271461

Orbital rotation positioning device for a c-arm of an imaging system

An x-ray imaging system is provided. The x-ray imaging system includes an x-ray radiation source, an x-ray detector, and a c-arm having the x-ray radiation source disposed on a first end and the x-ray detector disposed on a second end opposite the first end. ... General Electric Company

09/27/18 / #20180271372

Magnetic resonance compatible ultrasound probe

An ultrasound probe configured for use in a multi-modality imaging system includes a body including one or more electrical components of the ultrasound probe, an outermost housing enclosing the ultrasound probe, and an electromagnetic interference (emi) shield disposed between the body and the housing, wherein the emi shield is configured to reduce interference between the ultrasound probe and one or more different imaging systems of the multi-modality imaging system. The ultrasound probe further includes a transducer disposed on a patient-facing surface of the ultrasound probe and a cable coupled to the body and configured to communicatively couple the ultrasound probe to an ultrasound imaging system of the multi-modality imaging system, wherein the ultrasound probe comprises substantially non-ferromagnetic material.. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180270465

Method and device for inspection of an asset

. . A method and device for inspection of a rotating asset is disclosed. In one embodiment, the inspection device can include textured pattern projection system for projecting a textured pattern onto an object surface to provide additional surface details to improve stereoscopic image matching. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180269775

Modular multilevel converter harmonic injection systems and methods

Systems and methods to improve operation of a modular multilevel converter. Some embodiments include a first upper arm with a first active power link module, which facilitates producing a first portion of a first alternating current electrical power at a base frequency and injecting a first even-order current harmonic of the base frequency in the first upper arm, and a first lower arm with a second active power link module, which facilitates producing a second portion of the first alternating current, in which the first portion of the first alternating current and the second portion of the alternating current are combined to facilitate outputting the first alternating current electrical power at a first alternating current terminal, and injecting the first even-order current harmonic in the first lower arm, in which magnitude of the first even-order current harmonic is zero at the first alternating current terminal.. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180269737

Electric machine with separable magnet carrier

The present disclosure is directed to an electric machine defining a longitudinal direction, a radial direction, and a circumferential direction, and an axial centerline defined along the longitudinal direction. The electric machine includes a rotor assembly that includes a plurality of carriers arranged along the circumferential direction. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180269687

Scalable flexibility control of distributed loads in a power grid

The technology described herein is generally directed towards a distributed optimization technology for the control of aggregation of distributed flexibility resource nodes that operates iteratively until a commanded power profile is produced by aggregated loads. The technology uses a distributed iterative solution in which each node solves a local optimization problem with local constraints and states, while using a global lagrange multiplier that is based upon information from each other node. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180269025

Fabrication methods and modal stiffining for non-flat single/multi-piece emitter

An electron emitter assembly includes a plurality of electron emitters, and a removable structure connected to, and fixing a positional relationship among, individual ones of the plurality of electron emitters. A method of assembling an electron emitter assembly includes connecting individual ones of a plurality of electron emitters together with a removable structure, and fixing a positional relationship among the individual ones of the plurality of electron emitters.. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180268614

Systems and methods for aligning pmi object on a model

A method includes presenting a computer-aided design (cad) model via a graphical-user-interface (gui) on a display, in a first orientation view; presenting one or more pmi objects oriented towards a first normal vector associated with the first orientation view, having a first orientation; identifying a second orientation view of the cad model; calculating a second normal vector associated with the second orientation view; identifying the one or more pmi objects oriented towards the first normal vector; and orienting the identified one or more pmi objects towards the second normal vector, such that the identified one or more pmi objects are aligned in the second orientation view, having a second orientation.. . ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180268536

Systems and methods for generating association types to portions of a model

A system includes a processor for implementing a computer-aided technology (cax) system, the cax system including a graphical-user-interface (gui) that presents a computer-aided design (cad) model, and the cad model includes at least one part. Furthermore, the system includes memory storing instructions that cause the processor to present the gui, receive, via the gui, at least one indication of an association type and an indication of at least one criteria corresponding to the at least one indication of the association type, iterate the model to identify at least one second feature that satisfies the association type and the criteria, associate and store product and manufacturing information (pmi) with the at least one second feature, generating a pmi association, and display a pmi object of the at least one second feature on the cad model in the gui, the pmi object including the pmi.. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180268507

Methods and systems for managing performance based sleep patient care protocols

Methods, systems and non-transitory computer readable media for automated workflow management for sleep quality are presented. A subject in a resting state is monitored using one or more sensors for acquiring one or more physiological parameters. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180268288

Neural network for steady-state performance approximation

Systems and methods that include and/or leverage a neural network to approximate the steady-state performance of a turbine engine are provided. In one exemplary aspect, the neural network is trained to model a physics-based, steady-state cycle deck. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180268100

Methods and systems for flight data based parameter tuning and deployment

A system, computer-readable medium, and a method including receiving flight data engine measurements for at least one engine of the specific aircraft asset; receiving flight data aerodynamics measurements for the specific aircraft asset; combining a physics based parametric aerodynamic performance model tuned for the specific aircraft asset using the flight data aerodynamics measurements and a physics based engine model tuned for the specific aircraft asset using the flight data engine measurements; calculating, based on the combined tuned aerodynamic performance model and the tuned engine model, a performance model for the specific aircraft asset as a whole; and storing a record of the calculated performance model for the specific aircraft asset for a future deployment.. . ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180268090

Methods and systems for parametric asset performance modeling

A system, computer-readable medium, and a method including determining a reference baseline model that accurately represents a behavior of a nominal or average asset of a particular type; determining a parametric model that accurately represents a deviation between a performance of a specific asset and the reference baseline model, the specific asset being of the particular type; tuning the parametric model based on operational data from the specific asset; combining the reference baseline model and the parametric model to obtain a parametric performance model for the specific asset; and storing a record of the parametric performance model for the specific asset.. . ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180267010

Water cut and pressure sensing device

Various embodiments of sensing devices are provided for determining water cut measurements of a fluid flowing through a fluid passageway. In some embodiments, the sensing device can include one or more pressure and/or temperature sensor probe assemblies configured to measure a pressure and/or temperature of the fluid, and a probe assembly configured to measure a water cut of the fluid.. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180266997

System and method for phased array edge card

A system includes an ultrasound measurement probe. The ultrasound measurement probe includes a lower portion. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180266694

Dual-fuel fuel nozzle with liquid fuel tip

A dual-fuel fuel nozzle includes a centerbody that at least partially defines an air plenum therein. A tip body is disposed at a downstream end of the centerbody. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180266693

Fuel nozzle for a gas turbine engine

A fuel nozzle for a gas turbine engine includes an outer body extending generally along a centerline axis and defining a plurality of openings in an exterior surface. The fuel nozzle additionally includes a main injection ring disposed at least partially inside the outer body, the main injection ring including a fuel post extending into or through one of the plurality of openings of the outer body. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180266692

Fuel nozzle for a gas turbine engine

A fuel nozzle for a gas turbine engine includes an outer body defining a plurality of openings in an exterior surface. The fuel nozzle also includes a main injection ring disposed at least partially inside the outer body. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180266687

Reducing film scrubbing in a combustor

An apparatus, system, and method of reducing film cooling scrubbing in a combustor are provided. The apparatus includes a combustor liner that includes a field of a plurality of sparsely-spaced film holes that extend through the combustor liner wherein the field includes a boundary. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180266439

Clipped heat shield assembly

Bleed air system includes bleed port with annular bleed slot in a compressor inner casing surrounding flowpath circumscribing a centerline in compressor inner casing. Inner and outer slot walls bound bleed flow passage through the bleed slot. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180266388

Blade sleeve for a wind turbine rotor blade and attachment methods thereof

The present disclosure is directed to a blade sleeve for a blade tip of a rotor blade of a wind turbine. The blade sleeve includes a rapid-prototyped body having a pressure side, a suction side, a first open span-wise end, a closed leading edge, and a trailing edge. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180266342

Air-fuel ratio regulation for internal combustion engines

An air bypass system for an internal combustion engine is provided. The internal combustion engine includes an air intake system defining a first air intake chamber and a second air intake chamber coupled in flow communication with the first air intake chamber. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180266334

Systems and methods for closed loop control of obb valve for power generation systems

A power generation system includes one or more processors and memory storing instructions that cause the one or more processor to execute a series of steps. That is, the one or more processors receive data indicative of a plurality of inputs associated with the power generation system, such that the plurality of inputs include a flow rate of a valve coupled between an inlet of a compressor in the power generation system and an exhaust of the compressor, where the valve fluidly couples a first fluid exiting the exhaust of the compressor to the inlet of the compressor. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180266333

Method and system for controlling a sequential gas turbine engine

A method for operating a gas turbine system includes utilizing a gas turbine controller to determine a schedule for a firing temperature for operative burners of a second combustor located downstream of a first combustor when the gas turbine system is operating in a low part load mode. During the low part load mode, multiple burners for the second combustor are switched-off. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180266332

Systems and methods for controlling overboard bleed heat of a turbine inlet filter

A power generation system includes a processor and memory storing instructions that cause the processor to receive a first set of sensor data indicative of one or more ambient conditions with respect to the power generation system, determine whether one of the one or more ambient conditions is above a respective threshold, and send a signal to a valve to open when the one of the one or more ambient conditions is below the respective threshold, such that the valve is configured to fluidly couple a first fluid exiting a compressor to an inlet of the compressor.. . ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180266331

Methods and systems for controlling turbine powered system to reduce startup time

A method for operating a power plant may include, during shutdown of a turbine, controlling a damper to move from a first position directing turbine exhaust to enter a heat recovery system to a second position to allow the turbine exhaust to enter a bypass stack and block the turbine exhaust to the heat recovery system. While the position of the damper is maintained in the second position, fired shutdown of the turbine may be performed. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180266330

Gas turbine with extraction-air conditioner

The present disclosure is directed to a gas turbine including a primary compressor, a combustion section disposed downstream from the primary compressor and a turbine disposed downstream from the combustion section. A pipe assembly defines an extraction-air circuit between an extraction port of the primary compressor and an inlet port of the turbine. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180266326

Rotatable and adjustable hose for gas turbine

A gas turbine engine system includes a fuel delivery circuit configured to convey fuel, a combustion chamber configured to combust the fuel, and a flexible hose that fluidly connects the fuel delivery circuit to the combustion chamber. The flexible hose includes a combustion chamber connector portion attached to the combustion chamber, a fuel delivery circuit connector portion attached to the fuel delivery circuit, and a central flexible portion connecting the first connector portion to the second connector portion. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180266325

Extraction cooling system using evaporative media for stack cooling

The present application provides a gas turbine engine. The gas turbine engine may include a compressor, a turbine, one or more hot gas path components positioned downstream of the turbine, an extraction from the compressor to the one or more hot gas path components, and an extraction cooling system in communication with the extraction. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180266323

Evaporative cooling systems and methods

The present application provides a method of evaluating media effectiveness in a gas turbine engine. The method may include the steps of receiving a baseline media effectiveness rating, receiving a media replacement cost, receiving a number of operating parameters from a number of sensors, based at least in part on the operating parameters and the baseline media effectiveness rating, determining a media effectiveness model, based at least in part of the media effectiveness model, determining a loss in evaporative benefit cost over time, determining a time t when the loss in evaporative benefit cost exceeds the media replacement cost, and scheduling media replacement at time t.. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180266322

Contoured evaporative cooling medium

The present application provides a gas turbine engine. The gas turbine engine may include a compressor and an inlet air system positioned upstream of the compressor. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180266321

Fibrous media drift eliminator

The present application provides an inlet air system for cooling an inlet air flow to a compressor of a gas turbine engine. The inlet air system may include a wetted media pad and a drift eliminator positioned downstream of the wetted media pad with an air gap therebetween. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180266320

Extraction cooling system using evaporative media for turbine cooling

The present application provides a gas turbine engine. The gas turbine engine may include a compressor, a turbine, an extraction from the compressor to the turbine, and an extraction cooling system in communication with the extraction. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180266319

Liquid-gas separator media

The present application provides a gas turbine engine. The gas turbine engine may include a compressor, an inlet filter house positioned upstream of the compressor, and one or more inlet water separator pads positioned within the inlet filter house. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180266317

Evaporative cooling medium with micro-channels

The present application provides a gas turbine engine. The gas turbine engine may include a compressor and an inlet air system positioned upstream of the compressor. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180266275

Bearing outer race retention during high load events

A housing for retention of the outer race of a bearing of a gas turbine engine includes an arrangement of spring fingers that yields a lightweight housing capable of withstanding very high radial loads combined with very high torsional windup and axial thrust load. Controlled circumferential gaps on both sides of each spring finger limit the deflection and self-arrest the distortion of the housing. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180266269

Method and system for identifying rub events

Methods and systems for identifying rub events of a gas turbine engine are provided. In one exemplary aspect, one or more power level changes of the turbine engine are identified from engine operating data. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180266264

Airfoil fluid curtain to mitigate or prevent flow path leakage

Flow path assemblies for gas turbine engines are provided. For example, a flow path assembly comprises an inner wall defining an inner boundary of a flow path and a plurality of pockets therein, and a unitary outer wall defining an outer boundary of the flow path. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180266228

System and method of extracting hydrocarbons from a wellbore formed in a subterranean rock formation

A method of extracting hydrocarbons from a wellbore formed in a subterranean rock formation. The wellbore includes at least one fracture extending therefrom. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180266209

Method of controlling a gas vent system for horizontal wells

A method of controlling a gas vent system to vent gas from a wellbore that includes a substantially horizontal portion. The method includes determining an initial operating mode of the gas vent system; generating one or more control signals established for the determined initial operation mode; and transmitting the one or more control signals to a gas vent valve that commands the closing or opening of the gas vent valve. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180265987

Wear resistant slurry handling equipment

A method of protecting slurry handling equipment is presented which involves (a) identifying one or more types of wear events (erosion, abrasion, corrosion) to which a surface of the slurry handling equipment is susceptible during operation; (b) estimating the severity of each type of wear event the surface will experience during operation; and (c) applying one or more of a thermal spray coating comprising a metal carbide or a metal nitride, and an erosion resistant organic coating to the surface. The types and severity of the wear events are predicted using one or more computational fluid dynamics models, and the application of either or both of the thermal spray coating and the erosion resistant organic coating to the surface is predicated on the types of wear events identified and their estimated severity. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180265860

Method and apparatus for isolating nucleic acids

A method comprises: sorbing a sample solution comprising nucleic acids to a sample receiving portion of a quartz fiber filter by contacting the sample solution with the sample receiving portion; and washing the sample receiving portion while keeping most of nucleic acids around the sample receiving portion by flowing a wash solution through the sample receiving portion under a wicking force directed away from the sample receiving portion. An associated apparatus is also provided.. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180265181

Stud push out mount for spinner

An aircraft spinner assembly includes collar stud joints connecting spinner to forward flange connected to fan rotor disk. Collar stud joint is operable to push out spinner when stud is un-torqued. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180265112

Medical device

The present invention provides a medical device comprising: a main body; and two or more fixed casters and at least one floating caster, which are connected to a bottom portion of said main body and support said main body, wherein said floating caster is capable of floating in the vertical direction relative to said main body.. . ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180265107

System and method for remote control of locomotives

A system for remote control of locomotives over a single time division multiple access network is provided. The system includes a locomotive control unit configured to operatively control a locomotive. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180264760

Methods for modifying wind turbine blade molds

The present disclosure is directed methods for modifying molds of rotor blades of a wind turbine. In certain embodiments, the blade mold is constructed, at least in part, of a thermoplastic material optionally reinforced with a fiber material. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180264749

Shear webs for wind turbine rotor blades and methods for manufacturing same

The present disclosure is directed to a method for manufacturing a rotor blade component, such as shear web, of a rotor blade of a wind turbine. The method includes forming, via 3-d printing, an internal lattice structure of the rotor blade component. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180264598

Constantly varying hatch for additive manufacturing

An improved scanning strategy, having a waveform hatch pattern for scanning an energy source during an additive manufacturing build process. A waveform hatch pattern is formed on each layer of the build so as to increase the variance between layers and/or improve the microstructure of the completed component. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180263836

Infant care apparatus cooler

An infant care apparatus cooler facilitates the cooling of components with elevated temperatures such as a convective heater in an infant care apparatus. The infant care apparatus includes an energy storage device and a fan. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180263835

Neonate incubator system and method

An incubator system for a neonate includes a humidifier containing a water reservoir and a water age module that detects a cleaning event of the water reservoir, determines a water age based on a duration since the cleaning event, and compares the water age to a preset expiration time. Once the water age exceeds the present expiration time an expiration alert is generated.. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180263591

Peak shave enabled computed tomography system with built-in uninterruptible power supply and stabilizer

A computed tomography (ct) scanning apparatus is provided. The ct scanning apparatus includes an energy storage component disposed in a stationary portion of the ct scanning apparatus, wherein the energy storage component is configured to receive electrical power from an external source and to store the electrical power. ... General Electric Company

09/20/18 / #20180263590

System and method for conveying one or more predictive indicators of an imaging control parameter

A method for conveying one or more predictive indicators of an imaging control parameter is provided. The method includes: obtaining an initial image acquisition via an imaging system based at least in part on an initial configuration of the imaging system; collecting data regarding the imaging control parameter during the initial image acquisition; and generating the one or more predictive indicators based at least in part on the collected data. ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180255091

Cyber-attack detection and neutralization

The example embodiments are directed to a system and method for neutralizing abnormal signals in a cyber-physical system. In one example, the method includes receiving input signals comprising time series data associated with an asset and transforming the input signals into feature values in a feature space, detecting one or more abnormal feature values in the feature space based on a predetermined normalcy boundary associated with the asset, and determining an estimated true value for each abnormal feature value, and performing an inverse transform of each estimated true value to generate neutralized signals comprising time series data and outputting the neutralized signals.. ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180254637

Energy management system and method

An energy management system may include a plurality of energy resource systems for exchanging electric energy therebetween. According to some embodiments, each energy resource system includes a renewable energy resource to generate electric power and a power converter to convert the electric power from one form to another form. ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180254094

Cloud-based clincial information systems and methods of use

An example method includes monitoring healthcare information employed by a local information system of a first healthcare entity via an edge device located at a facility of the first healthcare entity and in communication with a local information system. The edge device is to implement a local cloud system. ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180253866

Image analysis neural network systems

A method includes determining object class probabilities of pixels in a first input image by examining the first input image in a forward propagation direction through layers of artificial neurons of an artificial neural network. The object class probabilities indicate likelihoods that the pixels represent different types of objects in the first input image. ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180253087

Scheduling maintenance to reduce degradation of a power generation system

A system includes a power generation system and controllers that control operations of the power generation system. The controllers include processors that receive multiple values associated with operating parameters of the power generation system, and determine a degradation cost function that quantifies a degradation cost based on the values. ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180253078

Parallelized cad using multi laser additive printing

The present disclosure generally relates to additive manufacturing or printing of an object using parallel processing of files comprising 3d models of the object and/or portions thereof. A master file comprising a 3d model of the object is divided into subordinate files, wherein each subordinate file comprises a 3d model of a corresponding portion of the object. ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180252568

Gas flow characterization in additive manufacturing

A method of characterizing gas flow within a housing includes: positioning one or more gas flow sensors in the housing; introducing a gas flow into the housing; using the one or more gas flow sensors to generate two or more gas flow measurements at spaced-apart locations within the housing; and recording the two or more measurements to create a gas flow map.. . ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180252562

Mass flow meter

A mass flow meter and methods for using the same are provided. The mass flow meter can include a tubular housing, a flexible plate, an actuator, and at least two sensors. ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180252515

Methods for monitoring components using micro and macro three-dimensional analysis

A method of monitoring a component includes providing the component which includes a body having an exterior surface and a plurality of passive strain indicators configured on the exterior surface. The method includes directly measuring the component with at least one three-dimensional data acquisition device. ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180252468

Method for natural gas liquefaction and filtration of solidified carbon dioxide

A method includes directing a refrigerant fluid mixture and a flow of natural gas through a first heat exchanger for exchanging heat between a natural gas flow path and a first refrigerant flow path. The method also includes expanding the flow of natural gas exiting from the first heat exchanger via a first throttle valve. ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180252410

Combustor for use in a turbine engine

A combustor for a turbine engine includes an inner combustion liner and an outer combustion liner together defining at least in part an interior. The interior includes a combustion chamber and a main portion. ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180252317

Aspirating face seal with non-coiled retraction springs

Aspirating face seal between high and low pressure regions of turbomachine between rotatable and non-rotatable members of turbomachine includes gas bearing rotatable and non-rotatable face surfaces, non-rotatable face surface mounted on annular slider on non-rotatable member. Retracting means retracts annular slider away from rotatable member and non-rotatable face surface away from rotatable surface and includes circumferentially spaced apart non-coiled springs axially disposed between slider and non-rotatable engine member. ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180252202

Methods of manufacturing rotor blade components for a wind turbine

The present disclosure is directed to a method of manufacturing a rotor blade component of a wind turbine is disclosed. The method includes placing at least one first pultruded member into a curved rotor blade component mold. ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180252200

Wind turbine rotor blade root insert with integrated flange member

A rotor blade assembly for a wind turbine includes a pressure side and a suction side extending between a leading edge and a trailing edge. A generally cylindrical blade root section has a flush root end configured to attach the rotor blade assembly to a hub. ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180252184

Variable bleed valve door assembly and system

A variable bleed valve system for use in a turbofan engine includes a plurality of circumferentially spaced variable bleed valve assemblies. Each variable bleed valve assembly includes a plurality of circumferentially spaced variable bleed valve assemblies. ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180252164

Sealing assembly for components penetrating through cmc liner

Combustion sections and sealing systems for fuel ignition assemblies of gas turbine engine combustion sections are provided. For example, a sealing system comprises a ferrule positioned on an outer surface of a ceramic matrix composite (cmc) combustor liner an aperture defined in the cmc liner; a sleeve positioned within an adapter of the fuel ignition assembly such that an inner end portion of the sleeve is in contact with the ferrule, the sleeve having an end wall that forms an inner boundary of a cavity defined by the sleeve; and a biasing member positioned within the cavity. ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180252116

System and method for improved turbomachinery oil lubrication system

A power production system includes a gas turbine system configured to combust a fuel to produce a power. The power production system further includes a lubrication system fluidly coupled to the gas turbine system and configured to move a lubricant through the gas turbine system during operations of the gas turbine system. ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180252092

Sensor system for blowout preventer and method of use

A sensor system for a sub-sea oil and gas well includes a casing, a transmit coil, a receive coil, and a processor. The casing defines an interior space through which a drilling pipe string transits. ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180251849

Method for identifying expression distinguishers in biological samples

The present techniques provide techniques for determining gene expression distinguishers of biological samples using expression data that comprises signal intensity of signal generators with binding specificity to target molecules. Multiple samples may be analyzed to determine gene expression distinguishers that may be used for identifying cell types or understanding the mechanism of disease progression.. ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180251722

Improvements in and relating to biomanufacturing apparatus

Disclosed is a biomanufacturing apparatus (1) comprising a housing (20) including top (22) and bottom (24) faces which allow stacking of plural housings, an access door (25) at a front side of the housing, a substantially enclosed bioreactor chamber (30) inside the housing accessible via the door, and a further substantially enclosed region (36) inside the housing containing electrical parts and/or electronic control components, the chamber (30) including: a tray (40/240) for supporting a bioreactor, a tray support (45/245) including a mechanism (44,47/244,247) for rocking the tray in use; the tray having complementary formations allowing movement of tray relative to the tray support toward the front side to allow more convenient access to the bioreactor.. . ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180251715

Improvements in and relating to biomanufacturing apparatus

Disclosed is biomanufacturing apparatus 1 comprising a housing 20 including top 22 and bottom 24 faces which allow stacking of plural housings, an access door 25 at a front side of the housing, a substantially enclosed bioreactor chamber 30 inside the housing accessible via the door, and a further substantially enclosed region 36 inside the housing containing electrical parts and/or electronic control components, the chamber 30 including: a tray 40 for supporting a bioreactor, a tray support 45 including a mechanism 44,47 for rocking the tray in use; the tray support further including a load cell (41) to determine changes in the mass load on the tray.. . ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180251386

Subsea equipment cleaning system and method

The invention concerns a subsea water processing system comprising an electrochemical unit that uses raw or treated seawater to generate high ph and low ph solutions that are used to clean at least one subsea process apparatus during a cleaning cycle by circulation through the at least one subsea process apparatus via acid or base flow lines connecting the electrochemical unit with the subsea process apparatus on-site.. . ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180251140

System and method for indexing vehicles of a vehicle system

A control system having a controller is configured to operate a vehicle indexing system that moves one or more vehicles in a vehicle system into a position to one or more of unload cargo off of the one or more vehicles or load the cargo onto the one or more vehicles. The controller is configured to determine a power setting of the vehicle indexing system that is used by the vehicle indexing system to move the one or more vehicles in the vehicle system into the position. ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180251036

Drive system and method of operation thereof for reducing dc link current ripple

A system and method for operating a drive system coupleable to one or more dc and ac electrical ports is disclosed. The drive system includes a dc link, at least one dc-dc converter, at least one dc-ac converter, a dc link capacitor, and a control system configured to control operation of one or more of the at least one dc-dc converter and the at least one dc-ac converter relative to one another based on operational parameters thereof. ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180250777

Weld filler additive and method of welding

A method of welding using a weld filler additive and a weld filler additive are provided. The method includes the step of welding the component with a filler additive comprising a sufficient amount of each of co, cr, al, ti, mo, fe, b, c, nb, and ni, the component including a hard-to-weld base alloy. ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180250776

Weld filler additive and method of welding

A method of welding using a weld filler additive and a weld filler additive are provided. The method includes the step of welding the component with a filler additive comprising a sufficient amount of each of w, co, cr, al, ti, mo, fe, b, c, nb, and ni, the component including a hard-to-weld base alloy. ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180250770

Systems and methods for fabricating a component with at least one laser device

A controller for use in an additive manufacturing system including at least one laser device configured to generate at least one melt pool in powdered material including a processing device and a memory device. The controller is configured to generate at least one control signal to control a power output of the at least one laser device throughout at least one scan path across the layer of powdered material, the scan path generated at least partially based on a functional relationship between a plurality of points of a generating path and each point of a plurality of points of the scan path. ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180250762

Narrow gap processing

A process for treating a component comprising the steps of capturing a digital image of a gap in a portion of a component. The gap is characterized as having gap walls, a length and at any point along its length as having the features of an inner width between the gap walls, an outer width between the gap walls, and a depth. ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180250749

Additive manufacturing using a selective recoater

The present disclosure generally relates to additive manufacturing systems and methods on a large-scale format. One aspect involves a build unit that can be moved around in three dimensions by a positioning system, building separate portions of a large object. ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180250743

Triangle hatch pattern for additive manufacturing

A scanning technique for the additive manufacturing of an object. The method comprises the irradiation of a portion of a given layer of powder to form a fused region using an energy source. ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180250742

Leg elimination strategy for hatch pattern

A scanning technique for the additive manufacturing of an object. The method comprises the irradiation a portion of a given layer of powder to form a fused region using an energy source. ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180250688

Coating system and method

An atomizing spray device includes a housing having inlets that receive a first fluid and a slurry of ceramic particles and a second fluid. The inlets are fluidly coupled with outlets by an interior chamber that mixes the first fluid with the slurry to form a primary mixture of the first fluid and first atomized droplets of the slurry. ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180250666

Improvements in and relating to biomanufacturing apparatus

Disclosed is biomanufacturing apparatus (1) comprising a housing (20), a substantially enclosed bioreactor chamber (30) inside the housing and a further substantially enclosed region (36) inside the housing containing electrical parts and/or electronic control components, the chamber (30) including: a tray (40) for supporting a bioreactor, a tray support (45) including a mechanism (44,47) for rocking the tray in use the tray (40) including a heater (42) for contacting a bioreactor and heating the same, and the apparatus further comprising secondary heating (53) for heating air surrounding the tray.. . ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180250611

Apparatus and method for gravity separation and contained oil and natural gas production systems and methods

The present disclosure relates to an apparatus for gravity separation, which comprises a plurality of gravity separation modules. Each of the gravity separation modules comprises an inlet, a first outlet, a first conduit connecting the inlet and the first outlet, a second outlet located vertically different from the first outlet, a second conduit in communication with the second outlet, and a plurality of third conduits connecting the first conduits and the second conduits. ... General Electric Company

09/06/18 / #20180249970

System and method for auxiliary anatomy scanning utilizing a computed tomography (ct) system

A method is provided. The method includes partially supporting a subject to be imaged on a board extending from a mobile patient transport into a gantry bore of a stationary computed tomography (ct) imaging system while partially supporting both the subject and the board with a cradle extending from a table. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180242405

Method of brazing a treatment area of a load-bearing component

A method of brazing a treatment area of a load-bearing component includes applying a repair material over the treatment area of the component and positioning an induction brazing coil having a geometry corresponding to the treatment area over the repair material and the treatment area. The method further includes heating the repair material utilizing the induction brazing coil to a temperature sufficient to cause at least partial melting of the repair material, thereby effecting a brazed joint between the treatment area and the repair material.. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180241321

Voltage source converter and control thereof

This application relates to a voltage source converter, especially for use in high voltage direct current power distribution/transmission, and to methods of control of such a voltage source converter. The voltage source converter has at least one phase limb having a high-side dc terminal, a low-side dc terminal and an ac terminal. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180241297

System and method for generator braking using laminated brake components

A system includes an eddy current brake. The eddy current brake includes a back plate and a first inductor. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180241286

Cooling apparatus for an electric machine

Provided is a cooling apparatus for an electric machine combined with an external fan or blower that includes a plurality of cooler tubes or plates spaced a predetermined distance apart within a chamber of the cooling apparatus. Internally circulating air of the electric machine flows through the cooler tubes and externally circulating air flows over the cooler tubes in a direction perpendicular or opposite that of the internally circulating air perform the cooling process. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180241213

Electrical assembly

There is provided an electrical assembly for use in a power transmission network. The electrical assembly includes a converter including terminals for connection to an electrical network, where the first terminal is a dc terminal. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180241199

Power distribution systems and methods of performing zone selective interlocking in power distribution systems with a communication network

A circuit protection device for an electrical distribution system includes a trip unit, a network interface, a processor, and a memory device. The trip unit is configured to selectively trip to prevent a flow of electrical current through the circuit protection device. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180241198

Power distribution systems and methods of performing zone selective interlocking in power distribution systems with a communication network

A method of operating an electrical power distribution system including circuit protection devices is disclosed. Each circuit protection device includes a network interface, a processor, and a memory device. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180241193

Power distribution systems and methods of operating power distribution systems with a communication network

An example electrical power distribution system includes a plurality of circuit protection devices coupled between an electrical power source and a plurality of electrical loads. Each circuit protection device includes a trip unit, a network interface, a processor, and a memory. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180241192

Power distribution systems and methods of performing ground fault detection in power distribution systems with a communication network

A method of operating an electrical power distribution system including a plurality of circuit protection devices and an additional circuit protection device communicatively coupled by a communications network is described. The method includes transmitting, by each circuit protection device of the plurality of circuit protection devices, an electrical current communication to the communication network, the electrical current communication including an indication of an electrical current detected by the transmitting circuit protection device formatted according to a network communication protocol of the communication network. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180240789

Stackable electronic package and method of fabricating same

An electronic package includes a first layer having a first surface, the first layer includes a first device having a first electrical node, and a first contact pad in electrical communication with the first electrical node and positioned within the first surface. The package includes a second layer having a second surface and a third surface, the second layer includes a first conductor positioned within the second surface and a second contact pad positioned within the third surface and in electrical communication with the first conductor. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180240779

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

08/23/18 / #20180240628

Improvements in or relating to digital output circuits

In the field of power distribution networks, a digital output circuit, for controlling an item of equipment within a power distribution network, comprises a switch element openable and closeable to selectively permit the flow of current to an item of equipment being controlled in use by the digital output circuit. The digital output circuit also includes a current acquisition circuit to measure the current flowing through the switch element. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180240551

Methods and systems for hierarchical machine learning models for medical imaging

Systems and methods are provided relating to hierarchical machine learning models to identify an anatomical structure of interest and perform diagnostic procedures for a medical diagnostic imaging system. The systems and methods organize a plurality of models into a hierarchical structure based on anatomical structures. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180240348

Methods and systems for probabilistic spacing advisory tool (psat)

A method, medium, and system are provided comprising: receiving airspace data, weather data, and flight data at a spacing advisor module, the airspace data, weather data and flight data related to a plurality of flights; generating, via a trajectory modeler, a predicted trajectory for each of the flights of the plurality of flights to a target area; calculating a desired spacing for at least one of the points along a reference flight path; manipulating a trajectory for at least one of the first flight and the second flight based on the desired spacing; generating a target spacing, via the spacing advisor module, associated with a first flight and a second flight of the plurality of flights based on the received data, the generated predicted trajectory, and the manipulation of the predicted trajectory, wherein the target spacing is a distance between the second flight and a second meter point when the first flight passes a first meter point; and operating at least one of a first aircraft associated with the first flight and a second aircraft associated with the second flight based on the generated target spacing. Numerous other aspects are provided.. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180240289

System and method for determining grade errors of a route

A system includes a vehicle system that is operating in accordance with the operational settings of a trip plan. The operational settings dictate how the vehicle system is to travel at different locations along the route. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180240246

Method and device for measuring features on or near an object

A method and device for measuring dimensions of a feature on or near an object using a video inspection device. A reference surface is determined based on reference surface points on the surface of the object. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180240140

Systems and methods for analytics and gamification of healthcare

Certain examples provide systems and methods for analytics and gamification of healthcare workflows. Certain examples provide an apparatus including a game engine to at least: process a healthcare workflow to form a processed workflow organized according to task, each task electronically represented in the processed workflow; apply game rules to the processed workflow to form a gamified workflow, the game rules associating a value with each task in the processed workflow, the value electronically represented with the corresponding task in the gamified workflow; and define a goal and a reward based on the gamified workflow. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180240080

Equipment maintenance system

An equipment maintenance system includes a communication unit configured to obtain usage data indicative of usage of equipment and a maintenance frequency requirement for the equipment. The maintenance frequency requirement for the equipment dictates a lower limit on a frequency at which the equipment is to be one or more of repaired or inspected. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180239876

Optimal contrast injection protocol engine

Systems, methods and computer program products to provide a patient-specific contrast injection protocol in order to achieve optimal contrast enhancement for a given patient, clinical application, contrast media, ct scanner and protocol, are provided. Aspects of the present disclosure disclosed and described herein enable an optimal contrast product concentration and volume for one or more patients to get the best image quality with the minimum quantity of contrast product in a given computerized tomography (ct) exam.. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180239741

Methods and systems for automatically identifying keywords of very large text datasets

Methods and systems for automatically generating a list of keywords for an end user from very large amounts of text data. In an embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes a processor receiving a request from an end user device to generate a key word list, reading text data of a corpus of at least one domain, performing pre-processing of the text data of the corpus, and removing stop words. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180239347

High notification rate detection

Systems and related approaches for monitoring the notification rate of live alarms being presented to an operator in the presentation tool. The number of notifications being received is counted and managed as a rate due to the update frequency of the tool. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180239346

Method, system, and device for monitoring operations of a system asset

A device for use in monitoring operation of a system asset includes an interface for receiving sensor data representative of an operating condition of the system asset, a memory device for storing the sensor data, and a processor coupled to the interface and to the memory device. The processor is configured to create a hierarchy of sensor data within the memory device, wherein the hierarchy comprises a first tier and a second tier, store a first level of the sensor data in the first tier, and store a second level of the sensor data in the second tier.. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180239334

Systems and methods for improved part design and inspection

In one embodiment, a computer-aided technology (cax) system includes memory storing a producibility advisor system and a processor communicatively coupled to the memory. The processor is configured to execute the producibility advisory system to receive a part design as input, and to derive a producibility report based on the part design, wherein the producibility report comprises a measure of an ability of a machine to manufacture a part based on the part design.. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180239315

Heat recovery steam generator adaptive control

According to examples, heat recovery steam generator (hrsg) adaptive control may include accessing information including hrsg design operation data for an hrsg, and plant operation data for a plant including the hrsg, and accessing simulation results of an hrsg transient dynamic model. A tuning parameter for the hrsg transient dynamic model may be determined based on an analysis of the information and the simulation results. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180238987

Systems and methods for an interleaved rf coil acquisition scheme

In one example, a method for acquiring a medical image includes activating a body radiofrequency (rf) coil in a body coil receive mode to obtain body calibration information of a subject. The method further includes, while the body rf coil is in the body coil receive mode, activating a surface rf coil in a surface coil receive mode to obtain surface calibration information of the subject, and correcting a reconstructed image with an intensity correction filter determined from the body calibration information and surface calibration information.. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180238966

Power distribution systems and methods of testing responses to electrical conditions using a communication network

An electrical power distribution system includes a plurality of circuit protection devices coupled between an electrical power source and a plurality of electrical loads. Each circuit protection device includes a trip unit, a network interface communicatively coupled to a communication network including the circuit protection devices, a processor, and a memory. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180238755

Methods of making and monitoring components with integral strain indicators

A method of making a component includes forming the component, the component including an internal volume including a first material and an outer surface. The method further includes directly depositing a plurality of fiducial markers on the outer surface, the fiducial markers including a second material that is compatible with the first material. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180238541

System and method for firing a biofuel

A method of firing a biofuel is provided. The method includes: introducing the biofuel into a combustion chamber having a first stage and a second stage; combusting the biofuel in a suspended state while flowing from the first stage to the second stage; and introducing a first air stream and a second air stream into the combustion chamber at the first stage and at the second stage, respectively, to facilitate combustion of the biofuel.. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180238467

System and methods for operation of a blowout preventor system

A leak identification system for a blowout preventer (bop) system is provided. The leak identification system includes a plurality of sensors configured to monitor one or more conditions of the bop system and a leak detection computer device. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180238346

Turbine engine and method of manufacturing

A turbine engine that includes a rotor assembly including a plurality of rotor blades, an outer case positioned radially outward from the plurality of rotor blades, and an annular ring coupled to the outer case and positioned between the plurality of rotor blades and the outer case. The annular ring is configured to restrict thermal contraction of the outer case towards the plurality of rotor blades.. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180238308

System and method for removal of a wind turbine gearbox from a main rotor shaft

A method and associated system are provided for removing a drive train component, such as a gearbox, from a rotor shaft uptower in a wind turbine, wherein the component is supported by transversely extending mounting arms at mount locations on the wind turbine frame. The drive train component is supported from above or below and the mount locations. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180238301

Shear web for a wind turbine rotor blade

The present disclosure is directed to a shear web for a rotor blade of a wind turbine and a method of manufacturing and assembling same. The rotor blade generally includes an upper shell member having an upper spar cap configured on an internal surface thereof and a lower shell member having a lower spar cap configured on an internal surface thereof. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180238300

Joint assembly for rotor blade segments of a wind turbine

The present disclosure is directed to a rotor blade assembly for a wind turbine having a joint assembly securing first and second blade segments together. For example, the joint assembly releasably couples the first and second blade segments together at a chord-wise extending joint and includes at least one set of interlocking components. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180238299

Methods of joining rotor blade components using thermoplastic welding

The present disclosure is directed to methods for joining rotor blade components using thermoplastic welding. The method includes arranging a first thermoplastic component and a second thermoplastic component together at an interface, determining a size of a tolerance gap between the first and second components at the interface, placing a thermoplastic insert between the first and second components at the interface, the insert being larger than the tolerance gap, heating the insert and the first and second components such that the insert begins to flow so as to fill the tolerance gap between the first and second components, applying pressure to the interface such that the insert and the first and second blade components remain substantially in direct contact with each other at the interface, and welding the insert and the first and second components together at the interface, wherein the heat and the applied pressure between the insert and the first and second components at the interface maintain the insert and the first and second substantially in direct contact at the interface during welding.. ... General Electric Company








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