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Cross-enterprise workflow

Example systems, methods and storage media to provide a cross-enterprise workflow among clinical systems are disclosed. An example cross-enterprise enabled clinical information system includes a workflow manager to coordinate user workflows with respect to the system and associated content. ... General Electric Company

Generator stabilization

A system includes an excitation system. The excitation system includes a memory that may store an adaptive power system stabilizer (pss) system that may dynamically stabilize an operation of a generator system. ... General Electric Company

Protection for redundancy of isolated inverter blocks

Systems and methods for protecting the redundancy of inverter blocks are provided. In one example implementation, a system can include a plurality of inverter blocks. ... General Electric Company

Grounding scheme for power converters with silicon carbide mosfets

Systems and methods for grounding power generation systems with silicon carbide mosfet power converters are provided. A power generation system can include a power generator comprising a multiphase rotor configured to generate multiphase alternating current power at a first voltage and a power converter comprising one or more silicon carbide mosfets and an isolation transformer. ... General Electric Company

Ground fault isolation for power converters with silicon carbide mosfets

Systems and methods for grounding power generation units with silicon carbide mosfet power converters are provided. A power generation unit can include a power generator configured to generate multiphase alternating current power at a first voltage. ... General Electric Company

Systems and methods for distributed fault management in fuel cell systems

A distributed fault management system includes at least one sensor associated with a fuel cell system and at least one first fault management computing device coupled to the at least one sensor. The at least one first fault management computing device is configured to receive data associated with a first fault condition. ... General Electric Company

Insulation for tranformer or inductor

An electrical component includes a magnetic core, an insulator, and a first winding. The insulator includes a first aperture disposed about a first portion of the core and a first insulator passage extending through the insulator, encircling the first aperture. ... General Electric Company

Ceramic insulated transformer

A transformer includes a ceramic housing, a primary winding disposed within the housing, a secondary winding disposed outside the winding, and a core extending through a first aperture in the housing. The housing includes a first portion and a second portion. ... General Electric Company

Gas-insulated electrical apparatus filled with a dielectric gas

The invention relates to medium- or high-voltage, gas-insulated electrical apparatus (10) comprising: a hermetically sealed chamber (12) filled with a dielectric gas, the gas containing at least one of fluoronitrile, carbon dioxide, dinitrogen or dioxygen; at least two electrical contacts (16, 20) arranged coaxially with a main axis (a) of the chamber (12), of which at least one (20) can move axially inside the chamber (12) between a closed position in which the two contacts (16, 20) are in electrical contact with one another and an open position in which the contacts (16, 20) are located at a distance from one another; and a cut-off mechanism (14) for extinguishing the electric arc that forms between the two contacts (16, 20) as the at least one moving contact (20) moves from the closed position into the open position. The cut-off mechanism is of the rotating arc type.. ... General Electric Company

Deep learning based acceleration for iterative tomographic reconstruction

The present discussion relates to the use of deep learning techniques to accelerate iterative reconstruction of images, such as ct, pet, and mr images. The present approach utilizes deep learning techniques so as to provide a better initialization to one or more steps of the numerical iterative reconstruction algorithm by learning a trajectory of convergence from estimates at different convergence status so that it can reach the maximum or minimum of a cost function faster.. ... General Electric Company

Hierarchical tomographic reconstruction

The present disclosure relates to the use of a hierarchical tomographic reconstruction approach that employs data representations in intermediate steps are between a full line integral and a voxel (e.g., an intermediate line integral). Each of the steps is progressively more local in nature and therefore has computational advantages and is also amenable to a deep learning solution using trained neural networks. ... General Electric Company

Image analysis for assessing image data

The present approach relates to providing image quality feedback to personnel (e.g., a technician) acquiring non-invasive images in real-time or near real-time. By way of example, the proposed approach may automatically assess the quality of images in real-time by evaluating the images for the presence or absence of non-conformities using processor-implemented, rule-based algorithms running partly or completely in parallel to one another. ... General Electric Company

System and method for monitoring a steam turbine and producing adapted inspection intervals

A system and method for monitoring the operating conditions of a steam turbine and developing an adaptive inspection interval includes access to a digital data storage archive containing information relating to use and operation of comparable steam turbines and plant/service events, one or more turbine operational condition sensors for monitoring steam quality in real time during operation of the steam turbine. A processor calculates a steam quality value based upon cation conductivity of the steam used to operate the steam turbine as measured by the sensors. ... General Electric Company

Massively accelerated bayesian machine

According to some embodiments, system and methods are provided comprising: receiving data; providing a simulation model for the data; generating one or more simulations via a bayesian module based on the data, wherein the simulation includes one or more nodes in a chain; executing the bayesian module to determine the acceptability of the nodes in the simulation based on a bayesian rule, wherein execution of the bayesian module further comprises: generating a binary decision tree representing the chain in the simulation, wherein the chain includes one or more nodes; prioritizing which nodes in the tree to simulate; generating one or more simulations; executing the simulation model with data associated with the prioritized nodes in the tree in parallel to determine a posterior probability for each prioritized node; and determining whether each prioritized node is accepted or rejected based on the posterior probabilities. Numerous other aspects are provided.. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180196739

System and method for safety-critical software automated requirements-based test case generation

Automated requirements-based test case generation method includes constructing a software architecture model derived from software design model architectural information, allocating requirement models into blocks/operators of the software architecture model, and generating component-level requirements-based test cases from the software architecture configured to be executable at different levels in the software architecture. The component-level requirements-based test case generation method includes receiving a software architecture along with allocated requirement models represented in hierarchical data flow diagram, selecting one of the software components, building an intermediate test model based on the selected component by automatically attaching at least one of test objectives or constraints to the corresponding software architecture model blocks/operators based on the selected test strategy, and generating human and machine readable test cases with the test generator for further automatic conversion to test executable and test review artifacts. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180196426

Transfer of vehicle control system and method

A system includes one or more processors configured to communicatively link a remote-control system disposed off-board a vehicle system with an onboard vehicle control system on the vehicle system. The remote-control system and the onboard vehicle control system are configured to control movement of the vehicle system, wherein the one or more processors are configured to transfer control of the movement of the vehicle system from the remote-control system to the onboard vehicle control system based on one or more of a location, a condition of the vehicle system, or by one or more of a request or condition of an operator or from the onboard vehicle control system to the remote-control system based on the one or more of the location, the condition of the vehicle system, or by the one or more of the request or condition of the operator.. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180196129

High power, high frequency pulser for use in ultrasound

An ultrasound pulse generator circuit includes a first gate driver electrically coupled to a first gallium nitride (gan) transistor, a second gate driver electrically coupled to a second gan transistor, a first snubber circuit, a second snubber circuit, and a transformer. The first snubber circuit and the second snubber circuit each include a respective capacitor and resistor and each snubber circuit is configured to clamp a voltage overshoot when present. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180195910

Temperature sensor system and method

The temperature sensor includes a light pipe and a cap configured to be positioned within a flow path of a fluid. The cap includes a material configured to emit radiation based on a temperature of the material. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180195906

System and method for monitoring of gas turbine components with infrared system

An infrared imaging device includes a case, a plurality of electronic components, and a heat transfer structure. The plurality of electronic components is configured to collect data and have a predetermined temperature parameter. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180195896

System and method for disposable infrared imaging system

An infrared imaging device includes a plurality of electronic components, a phase change material, and a heat transfer structure. The plurality of electronic components is configured to collect data and have a predetermined temperature parameter. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180195725

Fuel nozzle assembly with micro channel cooling

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

07/12/18 / #20180195722

Gas turbomachine diffuser assembly with radial flow splitters

A diffuser assembly includes a casing at a compressor aft end; an inner barrel member radially inward of the casing; and an array of radial flow splitters extending between the inner barrel member and the casing. Each radial flow splitter includes a leading edge facing into a flow of air, a trailing end wall opposite the leading edge, a pair of side walls extending between the leading edge and the trailing end wall, and an axis extending through the leading edge and the trailing end wall. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180195601

Resilient bearing pin and gear assemblies including resilient bearing pins

A bearing pin assembly includes a bearing pin including a substantially rigid pin body. The bearing pin assembly also includes a resilient section disposed about the substantially rigid pin body. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180195559

Reduced-weight bearing pins and methods of manufacturing such bearing pins

A method of designing and manufacturing a bearing pin having an external bearing pin geometry includes generating a first pin model conforming to the external bearing pin geometry. One or more operational loads to be applied to the bearing pin are then simulated on the first pin model to identifying at least one first internal region of the first pin model in which at least one of stress, strain, and displacement are below a first predetermined limit. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180195527

Unsymmetrical turbofan abradable grind for reduced rub loads

A containment structure comprising an annular structure configured to provide close tolerance to a rotation structure. The containment structure includes a first abradable structure, a second abradable structure, and a shroud that is defined in part by the first abradable structure and in part by the second abradable structure. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180195497

Handling device for a wind turbine rotor blade having a moldable support pad

A handling device for a rotor blade of a wind turbine e.g. That can be used for lifting, lowering, transporting, or storing the rotor blade includes at least one cradle for supporting the rotor blade and a moldable support pad secured to the cradle. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180195466

System for generating an improved h2:co ratio in syngas and an associated method thereof

A system and method for generating an improved syngas are disclosed. The system includes a mixing unit, a heat exchanger, an engine and a water gas shift (wgs) reactor. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180195436

System and method for an improved inlet silencer baffle

A system includes a silencer baffle which mounts in a fluid conduit along a fluid flow path. The silencer baffle includes a first baffle section having first and second baffle portions which couple together laterally about a support structure extending between opposite sides of the fluid conduit.. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180195435

System and method for an improved inlet silencer baffle

A system includes a silencer baffle which mounts in a fluid conduit along a fluid flow path, where the silencer baffle includes a plurality of baffle sections. At least two baffle sections of the plurality of baffle sections couple together via mating interlock structures, and at least one baffle section of the plurality of baffle sections has first and second baffle portions which couple together via mating joints.. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180195408

Method and system for ice tolerant bleed takeoff

A method and icing effects mitigation system are provided. The icing effects mitigation system includes a fluid duct configured to channel a first flow of fluid through the fluid duct from a duct opening to a rotatable member at least partially positioned within the fluid duct. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180195405

Efficiency maps for tracking component degradation

A non-transitory computer readable medium stores instructions that are executed by a processor of a monitoring that when executed, the processor receives a state of at least one operational parameter of the turbomachinery. Then, the processor determines whether the state is within a region of accuracy of a stored record of a stored state stored in the memory. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180195403

Aero loading shroud sealing

A shroud assembly includes a shroud segment and a hanger. In one exemplary aspect, the shroud segment has a shroud body extending substantially along a circumferential direction between a first end and a second end. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180195398

Assembly, treated article, and process of treating a turbine component

In some embodiments, a process treats a turbine component. The turbine component includes an article and a wear component brazed to the article. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180195395

Method and system for a gas turbine engine with a stage two blade cooling delivery circuit

The turbine includes a first turbine rotor disc, a second turbine rotor disc, a first source of cooling fluid, and a first cooling fluid conduit. The first turbine rotor disc has a first outer circumference and a first plurality of blades spaced along the first outer circumference. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180195392

Steam turbine system with impulse stage having plurality of nozzle groups

A steam turbine system, including a plurality of blade stages arranged axially along a first shaft, an impulse stage configured upstream of the plurality of blade stages, the impulse stage having an impulse wheel and a casing, the casing including a plurality of inlet sections with each of the plurality of inlet sections having a corresponding nozzle group and operatively connected to a corresponding control valve controlling a first steam flow through the corresponding nozzle group, a first inlet configured to provide the first steam flow through the impulse stage and the plurality of blade stages, and, a second inlet configured to provide a second steam flow to the plurality of blade stages and bypassing the impulse stage.. . ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180195160

Selective thermal coating of cooling holes with air flow

A system according to various embodiments can include: a coating system configured to apply a thermal coating material to a component, the component having a plurality of cooling holes; an airflow system coupled with the coating system, the airflow system configured to force air through the component; and a control system coupled with the airflow system and the coating system, the control system configured to: detect coating instructions for the coating system, the coating instructions instructing the coating system to apply the thermal coating material to a subset of the plurality of cooling holes; and instruct the airflow system to force air through the subset of the plurality of cooling holes during application of the thermal coating material to the component in response to detecting the coating instructions.. . ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180194694

Thermal and environmental barrier coating compositions and methods of deposition

A coated substrate is provided that comprises: a substrate; and a barrier coating comprising a compound having the formula: ln2abos, where ln comprises scandium, yttrium, lanthanum, cerium, praseodymium, neodymium, promethium, samarium, europium, gadolinium, terbium, dysprosium, holmium, erbium, thulium, ytterbium, lutetium, or mixtures thereof; a comprises si, ti, ge, sn, ce, hf, zr, or a combination thereof; and b comprises mo, w, or a combination thereof. In one embodiment, b comprises mo.. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180194690

Carbon yielding resin for melt infiltration

Methods for forming a ceramic matrix composite from a melt infiltrated and melt extracted preform that has residual silicon within open pore channels therein are provided. The method may include: introducing a carbon yielding resin into the open pore channels; heating the preform to produce elemental carbon from the carbon yielding resin within the open pore channels; and further heating the elemental carbon to react with the residual silicon to form sic within the open pore channels to form the ceramic matrix composite.. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180194689

Melt infiltration with siga and/or siin alloys

Methods for forming a ceramic matrix composite (cmc) are generally provided. The method may include melt infiltrating a silicon mixture into a ceramic matrix composite preform, with the silicon mixture including siga, siin, or a mixture thereof. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180194688

Cmc ply assembly, cmc article, and method for forming cmc article

A cmc ply assembly is disclosed including at least one matrix ply interspersed amongst a plurality of cmc plies. Each of the plurality of cmc plies includes a first matrix and a plurality of ceramic fibers. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180194487

Optical detector for encounter with debris suspension cloud

A system includes an image capture device within an existing aircraft shell having a turbine or a rotary wing, the image capture device including an optical assembly having a field of view directed towards at least one of the turbine, the rotary wing, and a surface of the aircraft shell, the image capture device configured to capture an image of radiant flux, and an image analysis unit in communication with the image capture device to analyze the captured radiant flux image to determine a particulate matter concentration in a debris suspension cloud. The system can also include a quantizer unit to quantize an electrical signal from the image capture device, the electrical signal proportional to an intensity of the radiant flux, and an integrator unit to obtain an about continuous value of the radiant flux intensity. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180194480

Jet engine cold air cooling system

Methods and devices for cooling systems (100, 700) are provided that are in fluid communication with bleed air from a jet engine compressor. The cooling systems include: a first precooler (210) receiving bleed air from the jet engine compressor; a heat exchanger (730) downstream from the first precooler (210); a cooling system compressor (220) downstream from the first precooler (210), wherein the heat exchanger (730) and the cooling system compressor (220) are in separate flow paths from the first precooler (210); a cooling system precooler (230) downstream from the cooling system compressor (220); a cooling system turbine (240) with variable guide vanes—vgt—and downstream from the cooling system precooler (230); and a discharge conduit (245) downstream from the cooling system turbine (240) and the heat exchanger (730). ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180194479

Jet engine cold air cooling system

Methods and devices for cooling systems (700) are provided that are in fluid communication with bleed air from a jet engine compressor. The cooling system can include: a first precooler (210) receiving bleed air from the jet engine compressor; a heat exchanger (730) downstream from the first precooler (210); a cooling system compressor (220) downstream from the first precooler (210), wherein the heat exchanger (730) and the cooling system compressor (220) are in separate flow paths from the first precooler (210); a cooling system precooler (230) downstream from the cooling system compressor (220); a vgt cooling system turbine (240) downstream from the cooling system precooler (230); and a discharge conduit (245) downstream from the cooling system turbine (240) and the heat exchanger (730). ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180194074

Systems and methods for additive manufacturing recoating

A recoating device for an additive manufacturing system includes a plurality of recoater blades which include a first stage and a second stage. The first stage includes a plurality of rows of the plurality of recoater blades and extends in the transverse dimension. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180193956

Systems and methods for additive manufacturing in-build assessment and correction of laser pointing accuracy

An additive manufacturing system includes a laser device, a build plate, a first scanning device, and an alignment system. The laser device is configured to generate a laser beam. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180193955

System and methods for fabricating a component with laser array

A component is fabricated in a powder bed by moving a laser array across the powder bed. The laser array includes a plurality of laser devices. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180193954

Systems and methods for controlling microstructure of additively manufactured components

An additive manufacturing system includes a powder bed and at least one energy source configured to produce at least one energy beam for forming a build layer of a component from the powder bed. The additive manufacturing system further includes a computing device coupled to the at least one energy source. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180193947

Imaging devices for use with additive manufacturing systems and methods of monitoring and inspecting additive manufacturing components

An additive manufacturing system includes at least one imaging device configured to direct electromagnetic radiation towards a build layer of a component positioned within a powder bed of the additive manufacturing system. The additive manufacturing system also includes at least one detector configured to detect the electromagnetic radiation that reflects from the build layer.. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180193917

Control system of additive manufacturing systems for controlling movement of sintering devices and related program products

Additive manufacturing systems are disclosed. The additive manufacturing system may include a sintering device configured to sinter a powder material to form a component, and an actuator coupled to the sintering device. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180193916

Additive manufacturing method and materials

A core-shell structured alloy powder for additive manufacturing, an additively manufactured precipitation dispersion strengthened alloy component, and a method for additively manufacturing the component are provided. The alloy powder comprises a plurality of particles, where one or more of the plurality of particles comprise an alloy powder core and an oxygen or nitrogen rich shell disposed on at least a portion of the alloy powder core. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180193767

Amines analysis by ion chromatography

Methods for separating, monitoring, identifying, and/or quantifying a plurality of ionic species in a mixture are disclosed herein. The ionic species can include a plurality of amines in an industrial fluid. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180193579

Lung protective ventilation control

Systems and methods of control of a mechanical ventilator include receiving machine data from a mechanical ventilator. A surgical event is detected in the received machine data. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180192977

Engery-discriminating photon-counting detector and the use thereof

The present approaches relates to the use of silicon-based energy-discriminating, photon-counting detectors, such as for use in x-ray based imaging including computed tomography. The described approaches address the resolution and classification of x-ray photons affected by compton scatter, which may be detected as having energy levels below their proper level due to collision or deflection events.. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180192916

Imaging system for diagnosing patient condition

A system and method of characterizing a blood vessel. An imaging modality is utilized to take an image of the blood vessel that is under a first stimulated condition and an image of the blood vessel is under a second stimulated condition. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180192486

Flyback bifilar/multifilar symmetric transformer

Methods and systems useful in reducing leakage inductance in a flyback transformer. By way of example, a flyback transformer includes a bobbin. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180191791

Enhanced time-series data streams for transmission to mobile devices

A method includes receiving a stream of time-series data. The time-series data was generated by a data generating device. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180191758

Cluster-based decision boundaries for threat detection in industrial asset control system

According to some embodiments, a threat detection model creation computer may receive a series of monitoring node values (representing normal and/or threatened operation of the industrial asset control system) and generate a set of normal feature vectors. The threat detection model creation computer may identify a first cluster and a second cluster in the set of feature vectors. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180191338

Systems and methods for a gate drive circuit

Systems and methods provided herein relate to a gate drive circuit for controlling operation of a wide bandgap semiconductor switch. The systems and methods receive a control signal and configuring an operation signal configured to activate a wide bandgap switch (wbg switch). ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180191336

Systems and methods for power modules

The systems and methods described herein relate to an adapter driver board for parallel operation of power modules. The systems and methods receive an electrical signal at an input interface of a high voltage adapter board. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180191326

Planar balun and multi-layer circuit board

The present invention provides a planar balun and a multi-layer circuit board. The planar balun formed on the multi-layer circuit board comprises: a first winding with at least one turn, which is formed in a first conductive layer, and has a first lead and a second lead serving as a first balanced end and a second balanced end of the balun respectively; a second winding with at least one turn, which is formed in a second conductive layer separated from the first conductive layer by at least a first insulating layer, and has a third lead and a fourth lead, wherein the third lead is connected to a ground potential, and the fourth lead serves as an unbalanced end of the balun; and a first balancing capacitor, which is connected between a selected portion near a center of the first winding and the ground potential.. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180191280

Power converter for doubly fed induction generator wind turbine systems

Power converters for use in wind turbine systems are included. For instance, a wind turbine system can include a wind driven doubly fed induction generator having a stator and a rotor. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180191268

Multilevel inverter

A power system includes a first unit block having first resonant circuitry that receives power from a dc bus, a first controlled rectifier that provides a first portion of power to one or more loads at a first voltage level, and a first transformer coupled between the first resonant circuitry and the first controlled rectifier. A second unit block includes second resonant circuitry that receives power from the dc bus, a second controlled rectifier configured to provide a second portion of power to the one or more loads at a second voltage level, and a second transformer coupled between the resonant circuitry and the controlled rectifier. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180191262

Cryogenic fuel power system

A cryogenic fuel power system includes an engine. The cryogenic fuel power system includes a cryogenic fuel supply that supplies cryogenic fuel to be used as fuel by the engine. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180191236

Filter device for power converters with silicon carbide mosfets

Filter devices for use in power conversion systems utilizing silicon carbide mosfets are provided. A power conversion system can include a power converter configured to convert power from a first power to a second power. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180191228

Magnetic apparatus having electrically insulating layer

In one embodiment an apparatus can include a plurality of magnetic material layers. In one embodiment, an apparatus can include one or more electrically insulating layer, wherein the plurality of magnetic material layers and the one or more electrically insulating layer define a stacked up structure, wherein an electrically insulating layer of the one or more electrically insulating layer includes thermally conductive dielectric material.. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180191166

Power converter for energy systems

Power converters for use in energy systems are included. For instance, an energy system can include an input power source configured to provide a low voltage direct current power. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180191010

Protection circuit for a fuel cell and method of use

A protection circuit for a fuel cell coupled to a load. The protection circuit includes a switch and a controller. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180190842

Radiation detector having pixelated anode strip-electrodes

A radiation detection system is provided. The radiation detection system includes a radiation detector. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180190791

Transient voltage suppression devices with symmetric breakdown characteristics

The present disclosure relates to a symmetrical, punch-through transient voltage suppression (tvs) device includes a mesa structure disposed on a semiconductor substrate. The mesa structure includes a first semiconductor layer of a first conductivity-type, a second semiconductor layer of a second conductivity-type disposed on the first semiconductor layer, and a third semiconductor layer of the first conductive-type disposed on the second semiconductor layer. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180189984

Slope constrained cubic interpolation

Methods and systems are provided for interpolating acquired data of a tracer distribution. In one embodiment, a method comprises reconstructing the acquired data, and interpolating the reconstructed data with a surface, wherein a slope of the surface at a data point of the reconstructed data is limited by a value of the data point. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180189701

Distributed cache cleanup for analytic instance runs processing operating data from industrial assets

In some embodiments, a cloud-based services architecture may receive operating data associated with a set of assets from a set of enterprise system devices. The cloud-based services architecture may then process the received operating data. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180189455

Chunk-wise transmission of time-series data to mobile devices

A computer receives a stream of time-series data from a data generating device. The computer converts the stream of time-series data into a sequence of chunks. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180189360

Methods and apparatus to present information from different information systems in a local record

Example systems, methods and machine readable storage media to present information from different information systems in a local record are disclosed herein. An example method includes initiating communication with a first information system and a second information system, the first information system connected to a local system via a local network, the second information system connected to the local system via an external network. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180189344

Onboarding portal for cloud platform

The example embodiments are directed to an onboarding portal for adding a new iot software item to a cloud platform. In an example, a web service of the cloud platform may receive a plurality of user inputs associated with an iot analytic application input via an onboarding user interface. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180189332

Methods and systems for implementing a data reconciliation framework

Some aspects are directed to data reconciliation frameworks. An example framework is configured to receive core data, the system model comprising a plurality of data records associated with at least two assets, receive a system model, the system model comprising context data indicating, execute a configuration operation of a data validation process based on the system model, execute the data validation process to identify at least one inconsistent or incomplete record among the plurality of data records, determine at least one data reconciliation technique from a plurality of data reconciliation techniques based on the system model, and apply the at least one data reconciliation technique to the core data to reconcile the at least one inconsistent or incomplete record.. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180189039

Automatic generation of manual coding suggestions for conversion of application programs to off-line environment

A method includes machine reading a first code listing. The first code listing represents at least a portion of an application program. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180189038

Automatic conversion of application program code listing segments for off-line environment

A method includes detecting a characteristic of a first plurality of lines of code of an application program. Adapter software code lines are automatically generated in response to the detected characteristic of the first plurality of lines of code. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180188720

Validation of control command in substantially real time for industrial asset control system threat detection

According to some embodiments, a validation platform computer may interpret at least one received data packet to identify a control command for a controller of an industrial asset control system. The at least data packet being might be received, for example, from a network associated with a current operation of the industrial asset control system. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180188393

Systems for image detection

A customizable and upgradable imaging system is provided. Imaging detector columns are installed in a gantry to receive imaging information about a subject. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180188385

Light guide layer for a radiographic device

An x-ray detector, system and related method are described wherein a light redirection layer is provided and used to redirect light, converted from x-rays by a scintillator, to at least one pixel. The light redirection layer comprises at least one light redirecting cell comprising a channel and a light reflecting region, wherein the channel is arranged relative to the at least one pixel to direct the incoming light away from a non-light sensitive part of the at least one pixel and toward the light sensitive part of the at least one pixel.. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180188344

Mri system and method for performing time resolved mr imaging of an object with grouped data acquisition

An mri system for performing time resolved mr imaging of an object with grouped data acquisition is provided. The mri system includes an mri controller in electronic communication with a magnet assembly and operative to sample a group of data points within a first region of a k-space. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180188340

Stator-less electric motor for a magnetic resonance imaging system and methods thereof

A stator-less electric motor for an mri system is provided. The stator-less electric motor includes a body, a rotor rotatable connected to the body, and at least one coil winding disposed on the rotor. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180188299

Systems and methods for voltage sensing

Systems and methods are provided to measure a voltage across a two-state dipole. The systems and methods measure voltages across two measurement paths of operational circuitry at first and second sensor terminals. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180188144

Apparatus and method for rapid screening of material properties in a plurality of additively manufactured test specimens

An apparatus and method for rapid screening of material properties in a plurality of additively manufactured test specimens. The apparatus includes a build plate having the plurality of additively manufactured test specimens disposed on a first substantially planar surface. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180188129

Remote leak detection system

A scanning system for producing a path averaged concentration map of a leaking plume is provided. The system includes a tunable light source capable of tuning its wavelength over the absorption band of the specimen of interest, a lightweight mirror to scan the light, a lightweight collection optic, an array of detectors to measure reflected light, one or more processors configured to align the scanning with the detected signal and analyze the signal to produce a path averaged concentration map of the leaking plume, the one or more processors configured to use an analytical model of plume dynamics to compare the detected concentration map and calculate leak location and rate, and a flying platform that can fly in a control flight path.. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180187894

Fuel injectors and methods of use in gas turbine combustor

A fuel injector is provided for the radial introduction of a fuel/air mixture to a combustor. The fuel injector includes a frame having interior sides defining an opening for passage of a first fluid; at least one fuel injection body; and a conduit fitting. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180187893

Fuel injectors and methods of use in gas turbine combustor

A fuel injector is provided for the radial introduction of a fuel/air mixture to a combustor. The fuel injector includes a frame having interior sides defining an opening for passage of a first fluid; at least one fuel injection body; and a conduit fitting. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180187892

Hybrid air blast fuel nozzle

A fuel nozzle apparatus for a gas turbine engine includes: a first pilot fuel injector disposed on a centerline axis of the fuel nozzle which defines a direction of air flow through the fuel nozzle, the first pilot fuel injector being of a pressure atomizing type; an annular second pilot fuel injector at least partially surrounding the first pilot fuel injector, the second pilot fuel injector being of an air blast type and having a fuel outlet disposed axially downstream and radially outboard of the first pilot fuel injector; an annular venturi surrounding the first and second pilot fuel injectors, the venturi including a throat of minimum diameter; an array of inner swirl vanes extending between the first pilot fuel injector and the second pilot fuel injector; and an array of outer swirl vanes extending between the second pilot fuel injector and the venturi.. . ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180187888

Combustor for use in a turbine engine

A combustor for use in a turbine engine that includes an inner combustion liner and an outer combustion liner. An interior is defined between the inner combustion liner and the outer combustion liner, and the interior includes a cavity portion and a main portion extending radially inward from the cavity portion. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180187773

Apparatus and method for managing pinch loads on a gear

A planet gear includes a pin and an annular planet gear rim. The pin has a pin radius. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180187753

Apparatus and system for light-weight, flexible double-helical gear

A gear includes a first gear rim, a second gear rim, and an axial groove. The first gear rim has a first gear rim rotational stiffness and includes a plurality of first gear teeth. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180187711

Locking nut and bolt assemblies for reducing windage in the vicinity of a high pressure flow region of a gas turbine engine

A locking nut and bolt assembly for stacking rotating wheels is disclosed. The assembly may include a tie bolt extending through the stack of rotating wheels. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180187673

Self-reciprocating hydraulic linear actuator

An actuator for use with a fluid transfer device is provided. The actuator includes a piston cylinder having a longitudinal axis and defining a piston chamber having both a head end and a longitudinally opposite base end. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180187655

System and method for determining torque on a wind turbine shaft

The present disclosure is directed to a system for determining a torque exerted on a shaft of a wind turbine. The system includes a gearbox coupled to the shaft. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180187653

Hybrid power generation system and an associated method thereof

A hybrid power generation system is presented. The system includes a first power generation subsystem including a prime mover driving a generator including a rotor and a stator, one or more first conversion units coupled to at least one of the rotor and the stator, a first direct current (dc) link, and one or more second conversion units coupled to a corresponding one or more first conversion units via the first dc link. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180187652

Power converter for full conversion wind turbine systems

Power converters for use in wind turbine systems are included. For instance, a wind turbine system can include a full power generator having a stator and a rotor. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180187647

Methods for controlling wind turbine with thrust control twist compensation

A method is provided for operation of a wind turbine having rotor blades attached to a hub, wherein a controller compensates for torsionally induced blade twist. The method includes operating the wind turbine according to a rated power output curve and maximum design thrust value, and periodically or continuously detecting for induced torsional twist in the rotor blades. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180187645

Method for manufacturing a wind turbine rotor blade root section with pultruded rods and associated wind turbine blade

A method for manufacturing a root section of a wind turbine blade includes assembling a mold having an inner cylinder segment, an outer cylinder segment, and a bottom flange, wherein a radial space is defined between the inner and outer cylinders. Root hub connectors are attached circumferentially around the bottom flange so that the root hub connectors extend axially into the radial space. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180187608

Method for loop gain sizing of gas turbines

A method includes obtaining a steady state model that models a process controlled by a controller of a gas turbine. The steady state model estimates at least one output of the process based on at least one input. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180187607

System for dissipating fuel egress in fuel supply conduit assemblies

A system for dissipating fuel egress includes a fuel injector and a fuel supply assembly. The fuel supply assembly has a fuel supply line that provides fuel and a purge air conduit arranged co-axially around the fuel supply line, thereby defining an annular channel around the fuel supply line. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180187603

Compact multi-residence time fuel nozzle

A fuel nozzle includes a first plate, a second plate axially spaced from the first plate, a shroud extending between the first plate and the second plate, thereby defining a plenum. Tubes extend through the first plate, the plenum, and the second plate. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180187600

Protected core inlet

A gas turbine engine defines a radial direction and an axial centerline. The gas turbine engine includes a core turbine engine that defines a core inlet. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180187574

Method to diagnose power plant degradation using efficiency models

A monitoring system of a combined cycle power plant having a topping cycle performed by a gas turbine and a bottoming cycle performed by a steam turbine, the monitoring system. The monitoring system includes a processor that receives a first set of data indicating a first measurement value of an operating parameter of the combined cycle power plant. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180187569

Process and printed article

A process includes forming a printed article having an external surface and at least one microfeature with an internal surface by additive manufacture, coating the external surface and the internal surface of the printed article with a metallic microlayer to form a coated article, and densifying the coated article to form a component. After formation, the printed article has a porosity such that the printed article is not at full density. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180187564

Structure braze of hard-to-weld superalloy components using diffusion alloy insert

A method for treating a component and a treated component are provided. The method includes the steps of machining a tapered slot in the component. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180187557

Article and manifold for thermal adjustment of a turbine component

An article is disclosed including a manifold, an article wall having at least one external aperture, and a post-impingement cavity disposed between the manifold and the article wall. The manifold includes an impingement plate defining a plenum having a plenum surface, and at least one impingement aperture. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180187552

Components having channels for impingement cooling

A component configured for impingement cooling includes an inner wall defining a plurality of apertures. Each aperture of the plurality of apertures is configured to emit a cooling fluid therethrough. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180187498

Systems and methods for early well kick detection

An early kick detection system including a kick detection computing device coupled to at least one sensor associated with a drilling system of a well. The kick detection computing device is configured to receive measurement data from the at least one sensor. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180187108

Syngas cooler

A syngas cooler is configured to cool a syngas. The syngas cooler includes a superheater heat exchanger, which further includes a first header configured to receive saturated steam, a second header configured to discharge superheated steam, and a first group of tubes directly coupled to and vertically extending between the first and second headers. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180186580

Battery loading magazine

Systems and methods of handling batteries are provided. In particular, a method for loading battery assemblies within a storage rack using a battery magazine system can be provided. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180186390

Vehicle control system

A control system includes a communication device onboard a vehicle system approaching or entering an airflow restricted area along a route and one or more processors. The communication device configured to receive status messages that contain data parameters representative of ambient conditions within the airflow restricted area. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180186379

Alerter augmentation system

An alerter augmentation system includes one or more processors that determine an alertness of an operator of a vehicle system. The one or more processors also generate operator input requests that are separated in time by a temporal delay. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180186357

Vehicle control system and method

A vehicle control system controls operation of motors of a vehicle and determines whether there is sufficient stored electric energy to power the vehicle through an unpowered segment of a route. The controller changes operation of the vehicle to ensure that the vehicle can travel completely through the unpowered segment by switching which energy storage device provides energy, changing vehicle speed, changing motor torque, changing which route is traveled on, selecting fewer motors to power the vehicle, requesting rendezvous with a recharging vehicle, running the energy storage devices in a degraded mode, initiating a motor to generate power to aid in propulsion and/or recharge the energy storage devices, selecting a different route, controlling the vehicle to draft or mechanically couple to another vehicle, and/or controlling the vehicle to gain momentum or to generate an overcharge.. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180186234

Control system and method

A control system having one or more controllers configured to determine physical or psychophysiological (3p) changes of an operator of a vehicle. First and second imaging devices take real-time images of an operator of a vehicle. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180186073

Additive manufacturing systems including a particulate dispenser and methods of operating such systems

An additive manufacturing system includes a particulate delivery system including at least one dispenser configured to dispense a plurality of first particulates and a plurality of second particulates onto a surface. The particulate delivery system includes a first particulate supply and a second particulate supply coupled to the at least one dispenser. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180186069

Methods and systems for vacuum powder placement in additive manufacturing systems

A method for fabricating a component of with an additive manufacturing system include entraining a first portion of first material particles in an airflow generated by a vacuum source and engaging the first portion of the first material particles against an air permeable screen. The first portion of the first material particles is deposited onto a build platform. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180185963

Systems and methods for interchangable additive manufacturing systems

An additive manufacturing system includes build plate with a powdered metal material disposed thereon. The additive manufacturing system also includes at least one wall defining an air-locked build chamber, a conveyor system, and a plurality of operation stations. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180185959

System and methods for fabricating a component based on local thermal conductivity of a build material

An additive manufacturing system includes an excitation energy source for generating a melt pool in a build material based on a build parameter. The system includes a sensing energy source and a first scanning device that directs the sensing energy source across the build material. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180185913

Mold assembly and method of forming a component

A method of forming a component including coupling an array of receptacles to a mold core. Each receptacle in the array contains an amount of uncured mold material. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180185843

Sample collection and transfer device

An integrated device for a sample collection and transfer is provided. The integrated device comprises a capillary channel disposed between a first layer and a second layer, wherein the first layer comprises a hydrophilic layer comprising a fluid inlet for receiving a sample fluid to the capillary channel, wherein the capillary channel comprises an inner surface and an outer surface; and an outlet for driving out the sample fluid. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180184999

System and method for breast imaging

An imaging assembly includes a compression system configured to receive and compress an object to be imaged. The compression system includes a first compression paddle and a second compression paddle. ... General Electric Company

07/05/18 / #20180184995

C-arm x-ray imaging apparatus and base for the apparatus

Provided are a c-arm x-ray imaging apparatus and a base for the apparatus, the base comprising a drive member, a horizontal portion and a sunk portion. The sunk portion comprises a rotary disc connected to the horizontal portion and the drive member, and an upper surface of the rotary disc is flush with or lower than a lower surface of the horizontal portion. ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180183819

System to detect machine-initiated events in time series data

In some embodiments, a network event initiation detection engine may access a time series event data store containing indications for each of a series of received network events, including a time value. The network event initiation detection engine may then perform a statistical analysis on the information in the time series event data store, including the time values. ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180183693

Determining the health of an iot application

The example embodiments are directed to a system and method for monitoring the health of analytical applications. In certain embodiments, these analytic applications may be a part of a broader iot solution that may optionally be hosted on a cloud platform. ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180183370

Controlled braking of a generator

Systems and methods to provide for the controlled braking of a generator (e.g., a doubly-fed induction generator (dfig)) in a wind power system are provided. In one example implementation, a method for braking a wind-driven doubly fed induction generator can include: receiving, by one or more control devices, a command to brake a wind-driven doubly fed induction generator; and generating, by the one or more control devices, a pulse width modulation scheme for the rotor side converter to provide a rotor side output to a rotor of the doubly-fed induction generator. ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180183279

Method for forming a nitrogenation barrier and machine formed using a body having the nitrogenation barrier

A method includes forming one or more oxide barrier layers on one or more protected portions of a magnetic, metallic body, and converting one or more unprotected portions of the magnetic, metallic body to a less magnetic material by exposing the magnetic metallic body having the one or more oxide barrier layers formed thereon to nitrogen. One or more protected portions of the magnetic, metallic body that are beneath the one or more oxide barrier layers are not converted to the less magnetic material. ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180182546

Capacitor unit and electrical apparatus

There is provided a capacitor unit, for use as a high voltage device, comprising: a capacitor element; a housing (including a plurality of walls arranged to contain the capacitor element within the housing, the plurality of walls including first and second end walls, the plurality of walls further including a side wall extending between the end walls, the outer surface of the side wall being larger than the outer surface of each end wall; and at least one capacitor terminal electrically connected to the capacitor element, wherein the or each capacitor terminal is mounted on or extends through the side wall.. . ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180182076

Apparatus and method for enhancing spatial resolution of ct image and ct imaging system

The present invention provides an apparatus and a method for enhancing spatial resolution of a ct image and a ct imaging system, the method comprising: acquiring an original ct projection curve; performing deconvolution for projection data on the original ct projection curve in a tube sampling direction or a texture direction of the original ct projection curve; and reconstructing an image according to the projection data after deconvolution.. . ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180182043

Jet engine asset value analyzer

A system, method, and computer-readable medium to receive, via a user interface, a request to create a valuation for a jet engine asset; retrieve information relevant to the jet engine asset for which the valuation is to be created, the information including at least historical data related to a status of the jet engine asset and current market trends; analyze the retrieved information using heuristics to determine a value of the jet engine asset for at least one asset disposition scenario; store a report of the determined value of the jet engine asset; and display, via the user interface, the report of the determined value of the jet engine asset.. . ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180181720

Systems and methods to assign clinical goals, care plans and care pathways

Certain examples provide systems and methods to assign clinical goals, care plans, and/or care pathways. An example system includes a rule engine including a particularly programmed processor to process ingested clinical data for a patient with respect to a goal, identify a rule applicable to the clinical data and goal for the patient, and apply the rule to the clinical data to generate at least one of an action or a suggestion for the patient based on applying the rule to the clinical data, the at least one of an action or a suggestion applicable to a care plan for the patient to achieve the goal. ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180181716

Role-based navigation interface systems and methods

Certain examples provide role-based navigation interface systems and methods. An example apparatus includes a rules engine including rules for workflow execution and interface generation. ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180181712

Systems and methods for patient-provider engagement

Certain examples provide systems and methods for patient-provider engagement. An example apparatus includes a workflow processor to identify a patient and determine a workflow for patient care, the workflow processor to divide a workflow into phases, each phase associating rules from a rules engine with at least one role, each phase including at least one activity specified by the rules, each activity involving at least one role and at least one associated task, alert, or suggestion for the at least one role specified by the rules, wherein the rules connect the activities of the phases of the workflow to an electronic medical record to automatically provide and receive data for a patient in each phase of the workflow. ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180180748

Systems and methods for sub-pixel location determination at sidewalls and corners of detectors

A radiation detector system is provided that includes a semiconductor detector, plural pixelated anodes, and a side anode. The semiconductor detector has a surface. ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180180588

Gas analysis

An apparatus may have a first reflector and a second reflector positioned on either side of a sample volume for a gas sample. The configuration of the first reflector may be variable between at least first and second configurations, wherein each of the first and second configurations is arranged such that a beam of optical radiation from an optical beam origin is directed to a detector location via the sample volume. ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180180515

Modeling and visualization of vibration mechanics in residual space

This disclosure relates to modeling and visualization of vibration mechanics in residual space, and includes systems and methods for vibrational analysis. In one embodiment, a method includes acquiring, by at least one sensor, vibrational data and an operational mode of rotating equipment. ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180180289

Turbine engine assembly including a rotating detonation combustor

A turbine engine assembly including a rotating detonation combustor configured to combust a fuel-air mixture. The rotating detonation combustor includes a radially inner side wall, a radially outer side wall extending about the radially inner side wall such that an annular combustion chamber is at least partially defined therebetween, and a cooling conduit extending along at least one of the radially inner side wall or the radially outer side wall. ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180180280

System and method for combustion system control

A combustion system includes a combustion chamber, a plurality of fuel introduction locations in the combustion chamber where fuel and air are provided to the combustion chamber for combustion, a fluid flow control device associated with each fuel introduction location, each fluid flow control device being controllable to vary an amount of the air supplied to each fuel introduction location, a plurality of sensing devices configured to monitor a plurality of operational parameters of the combustion system, and a control unit configured to control each fluid flow control device to control the amount of air supplied at each fuel introduction location independent of the amount of air supplied at the other fuel introduction locations, and to control the amount of air provided to all other air introduction locations, in dependence upon at least one of the plurality of operational parameters to minimize excess air provided to the combustion chamber.. . ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180180133

Components having vibration dampers enclosed therein and methods of forming such components

A component formed by an additive manufacturing process includes a body and a first vibration damper. The body is formed from an additive manufacturing material, and defines at least a first cavity completely enclosed within the body. ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180180027

System and method for remotely resetting a faulted wind turbine

In one aspect, a computer-implemented method for remotely resetting faulted wind turbines may generally include receiving fault data associated with a turbine fault that has occurred for a faulted wind turbine, analyzing one or more reset conditions associated with the turbine fault; determining whether the faulted wind turbine is remotely resettable based on the one or more reset conditions associated with the turbine fault and if the turbine fault is remotely resettable, transmitting a reset notification to a client device authorized to receive notifications for the wind turbine, wherein the reset notification indicates that the faulted wind turbine can be remotely reset.. . ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180179961

Turbine engine assembly and method of operating

A turbine engine assembly including a rotating detonation combustor configured to combust a fuel-air mixture formed at least partially from a primary fuel including methane. The assembly also includes a fuel reformer configured to produce a secondary fuel, wherein the fuel reformer is further configured to channel a flow of secondary fuel towards the rotating detonation combustor such that the fuel-air mixture further includes the secondary fuel.. ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180179956

Feature based cooling using in wall contoured cooling passage

A combustion liner or component produced through the use of additive manufacturing techniques. The combustion liner or other component may be formed having a feature based optimized cooling circuit at least partially embedded in the thickness of the material. ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180179953

Combustor for rotating detonation engine and method of operating same

A combustor is configured to operate in a rotating detonation mode and a deflagration mode. The combustor includes a housing and at least one initiator. ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180179952

Rotating detonation engine and method of operating same

A turbine engine includes a rotating detonation combustor including a housing defining at least one combustion chamber. The rotating detonation combustor is configured for a rotating detonation process to occur within the at least one combustion chamber to generate a combustion flow including a first portion and a second portion. ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180179951

Rotating detonation engine including supplemental combustor and method of operating same

A turbine engine includes at least one compressor configured to increase pressure of a fluid flow and a primary combustor coupled in flow communication with the at least one compressor. The primary combustor is configured to receive pressurized fluid flow from the at least one compressor. ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180179950

Turbine engine assembly including a rotating detonation combustor

A turbine engine assembly including a plurality of rotating detonation combustors configured for a rotating detonation process to occur to produce a flow of combustion gas. The plurality of rotating detonation combustors are oriented such that the flow of combustion gas discharged therefrom flows helically relative to a centerline of the turbine engine assembly. ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180179915

Steam turbine with steam storage system

A steam turbine system including a steam source for generating a steam flow, a high pressure turbine providing a first steam exhaust, a low pressure turbine fluidly coupled to the high pressure turbine, and, a steam storage system having an inlet for receiving a portion of the first steam exhaust from the high pressure steam turbine and storing in the steam storage system, the steam storage system having an output with a pressure relief valve for discharging a second steam exhaust to the low pressure turbine.. . ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180179899

Method and apparatus for brazed engine components

A method and apparatus for brazed engine components include machining an engine component, such as using a casting process, to form an aperture in the component. A brazing material is provided in the aperture to close the aperture and seal an interior of the engine component. ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180178991

Adaptive apparatus and system for automated handling of components

Various adaptive apparatus and systems for automated handling of components such as composite plies are provided. In one embodiment, a ply manipulation system is provided that comprises an automated machine having an arm, and a ply manipulation tool attached to the arm of the automated machine. ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180178990

Adaptive apparatus and system for automated handling of components

Various adaptive apparatus and systems for automated handling of components such as composite plies are provided. In one embodiment, a ply manipulation tool module is provided that comprises a first shuttle including a first gripper and a first clamping element, and a second shuttle including a second gripper and a second clamping element. ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180178763

System and method for leveling a trailer

A mobile power plant system includes a trailer having a first leg extending from the trailer and having a first gear assembly, a second leg extending from the trailer and having a second gear assembly, and one or more turbine components positioned on the trailer. The mobile power plant system also includes a leveling system having a first power tool coupled with the first gear assembly, a second power tool coupled with the second gear assembly, a first level sensor corresponding with the first power tool, a second level sensor corresponding with the second power tool, and a controller communicatively coupled with the first level sensor and the second level sensor. ... General Electric Company








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