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12/25/14 / #20140380331

System and method for receiving analysis requests and configuring analytics systems

A method for analyzing data is disclosed that includes receiving an analysis request to analyze selected data corresponding to one or more monitored assets, wherein the analysis request includes one or more parameters corresponding to performance categories of computing resources for processing the analysis request, the performance categories include at least one of a time for processing the analysis request or a cost for processing the analysis request; determining a computing resource allocation plan for processing the analysis request based on the one or more parameters; and processing the analysis request using the determined computing resource allocation plan to provide analysis results. Also disclosed is an analytic router that includes a mapper, an estimator, an optimizer, and a resource provisioner.. ... General Electric Company

12/25/14 / #20140379193

System, method, and computer program for an integrated human-machine interface (hmi) of an engine-generator

In one embodiment, an engine management system (ems) can use a human machine interface (hmi) to modify operating parameters of a set of engine generators controlled by an engine control unit (ecu). The hmi can permits authorized users to adjust a plurality of operating parameters of the engine generators in accordance with an authorization level of the authorized users. ... General Electric Company

12/25/14 / #20140378296

Manufacture of catalyst compositions and systems

A method of producing a catalyst composition is provided, the method comprising mixing (i) a first component comprising a zeolite, and (ii) a second component comprising a homogeneous solid mixture containing at least one catalytic metal and at least one metal inorganic support, wherein the first component and the second component form an intimate mixture, and wherein the homogeneous solid mixture is produced by mixing a reactive solution comprising a precursor of the metal inorganic support and a templating agent with a precursor of the catalyst metal, and calcining the mixture to form the homogeneous solid mixture. The templating agent affects one or more of pore size, pore distribution, pore spacing, or pore dispersity of the metal inorganic support. ... General Electric Company

12/25/14 / #20140377473

Thermal barrier coating systems and processes therefor

Coating systems and processes by which the coating systems can be deposited to be resistant to contaminants, and particularly resistant to infiltration and damage caused by cmas. The coating systems include inner and outer ceramic layers, each having a microstructure characterized by splats and horizontal porosity. ... General Electric Company

12/25/14 / #20140377125

Nickel-based superalloy and articles

A nickel-based superalloy composition includes from about 5 to about 7 wt % aluminum, from about 4 to about 8 wt % tantalum, from about 3 to about 8 wt % chromium, from about 3 to about 7 wt % tungsten, from 1 to about 5 wt % molybdenum, from 1.5 to about 5 wt % rhenium, from 5 to about 14 wt % cobalt, from about 0 to about 1 wt % hafnium, from about 0.01 to about 0.03 wt % carbon, from about 0.002 to about 0.006 wt % boron, and balance nickel and incidental impurities. The composition may exhibit a sustained peak low cycle fatigue life at 1800° f./45 ksi of at least about 4000 cycles. ... General Electric Company

12/25/14 / #20140377078

Root stiffener for a wind turbine rotor blade

A rotor blade for a wind turbine may include a body extending between a root end and a tip end. The body may include a root portion extending from the root end. ... General Electric Company

12/25/14 / #20140377072

Root stiffener for a wind turbine rotor blade

In one aspect, a rotor blade for a wind turbine includes a body extending between a root end and a tip end. The body may include a root portion extending from the root end. ... General Electric Company

12/25/14 / #20140377069

Pitch bearing assembly with stiffener

A pitch bearing assembly for a wind turbine having a stiffener is disclosed. The pitch bearing assembly may include an outer race and an inner race rotatable relative to the outer race. ... General Electric Company

12/25/14 / #20140377061

Active systems and methods for producing ultrasonic sound emissions from wind turbines

Methods for producing ultrasonic sound emissions from wind turbines, active systems for emitting ultrasonic sounds from wind turbines, and wind turbines are provided. In one embodiment, a method includes operating the wind turbine with an ultrasonic sound emitting device mounted on or within a component of the wind turbine, and receiving in a controller at least one indicator. ... General Electric Company

12/25/14 / #20140376590

Optical monitoring system for a gas turbine engine

A system for optically monitoring a gas turbine engine includes a viewport having an opening disposed within a casing of the gas turbine engine. The opening extends from an interior side of the casing to an exterior side of the casing, and the viewport is configured to receive an image from inside the casing. ... General Electric Company

12/25/14 / #20140376589

Optical monitoring system for a gas turbine engine

A system for optically monitoring a gas turbine engine includes a viewport into the gas turbine engine, and an optical connection having a first axial end and a second axial end. The first axial end is optically coupled to the viewport and configured to receive an image from the viewport, the optical connection includes a substrate having multiple hollow passages each extending from the first axial end to the second axial end, and each hollow passage includes a reflective coating disposed on an inner surface of the hollow passage to facilitate transmission of a respective portion of the image from the first axial end to the second axial end. ... General Electric Company

12/25/14 / #20140376588

System and method for on-line optical monitoring and control of a gas turbine engine

A system for on-line optical monitoring of a gas turbine engine includes a viewport into a combustor of the gas turbine engine and an optical filter optically coupled to the viewport. The optical filter is configured to receive broad wavelength band thermal radiation from an interior surface of the combustor while the gas turbine engine is in operation, to substantially block wavelengths of the broad wavelength band thermal radiation emitted and/or absorbed by a flame and/or by exhaust gas within the combustor, and to output narrow wavelength band thermal radiation from the interior surface of the combustor. ... General Electric Company

12/25/14 / #20140375171

Ultrasound transducer and method for manufacturing an ultrasound transducer

An ultrasound transducer includes an acoustic layer having a front side and an opposite back side. The acoustic layer is configured to convert electrical signals into ultrasound waves to be transmitted from the front side toward a target. ... General Electric Company

12/25/14 / #20140374869

Detector module for an imaging system

A detector module for detecting photons includes a detector formed from a semiconductive material, the detector having a first surface, an opposing second surface, and a plurality of sidewalls extending between the first and second surfaces, and a guard band coupled to the sidewalls, the guard band having a length that extends about a circumference of the detector, the guard band having a width that is greater than a thickness of the detector such that an upper rim segment of the guard band projects beyond the first surface of the detector, the upper rim segment being folded over a peripheral region of the first surface along the circumference of the detector, the guard band configured to reduce recombinations proximate to the edges of the detector.. . ... General Electric Company

12/25/14 / #20140374226

Conductor guide member for a circuit breaker terminal assembly

A conductor guide member for a circuit breaker terminal assembly includes a body having at least one conductor guide surface configured and disposed to facilitate alignment between at least one terminal connection member of the terminal assembly and at least one conductor. The at least one conductor guide surface gradually slopes from a first end to a second end. ... General Electric Company

12/25/14 / #20140374003

Methods and systems for automated ply layup for composites

A method for applying at least one ply onto a tool or an uncured composite layup disposed on the tool includes automatically controlling slidably removing at least one nonstick separator relative to the at least one ply positioned on the at least one nonstick separator to inhibit at least a portion of the at least one ply from adhering to the tool or uncured composite layup while applying a moving compressive force to an outer surface of the at least one ply relative to a moving trailing edge of the at least one nonstick separator to adhere at least a portion of the at least one ply to the tool or to the uncured composite layup.. . ... General Electric Company

12/25/14 / #20140373893

Prediction of solar obscuration events based on detection of spectral distribution shifts caused by approaching clouds

A physical effect (optical effect), which may be observed in solar irradiance as shading due to a cloud passing overhead may be approaching a given location (e.g., a location at or proximate a solar power generator), has been discovered. This optical effect takes place prior to an occurrence of a solar obscuration event by the cloud, and thus this optical effect may be effectively sensed and processed in apparatuses, systems and methods to predict the occurrence of a solar obscuration of the power generator.. ... General Electric Company

12/25/14 / #20140373635

Retrievable sensor and method

Retrievable sensor devices and methods are provided that can be easily installed and removed from a sub-sea system without the need to stop the flow of working/process fluid. In particular, a retrievable sensor is provided that can be configured to be located remote from the process fluid to allow for easy access. ... General Electric Company

12/25/14 / #20140373609

Optical monitoring system for a gas turbine engine

A system for optically monitoring a gas turbine engine includes an optical multiplexer configured to receive multiple images from respective viewports into the gas turbine engine. The optical multiplexer includes a movable reflective device configured to selectively direct at least a portion of each image toward a detector array, and the detector array is directed toward a fixed location on the optical multiplexer.. ... General Electric Company

12/25/14 / #20140373284

Washing machine appliance dispensing cup with pump

A fluid additive dispenser for a washing machine appliance is provided that includes a pump in the form of an aspirator to help remove one or more fluid additives from the dispenser for delivery into the wash chamber. A rinse for the fluid additive dispenser is also provided to help clean the dispenser as well as remove or prevent residue build-up from the fluid additives.. ... General Electric Company

12/18/14 / #20140372450

Methods of viewing and analyzing high content biological data

The invention relates generally to a method for interactive viewing and analysis of high content data in a biological pathway context. The high content data maybe related to the expression of biomarkers within a tissue, cellular, or cellular compartment of individual cell such that the data may reveal patterns of expression to identify a biological process, a clinical diagnosis or prognosis.. ... General Electric Company

12/18/14 / #20140371959

System and method for determining effectiveness of a friction modifier along a route segment

A method including obtaining creep measurements and tractive/braking measurements from at least one vehicle system at different locations along a route segment while the at least one vehicle system moves through the route segment. The method also includes calculating tribology characteristics of the route segment at the different locations. ... General Electric Company

12/18/14 / #20140371570

Method for measuring liver fat mass using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry

Methods for measuring liver fat mass are provided. One method includes acquiring dual-energy two-dimensional (2d) scan information from a dual-energy x-ray scan of a body and generating a dual-energy x-ray image of the body using the 2d scan information. ... General Electric Company

12/18/14 / #20140369833

Methods and systems for blade health monitoring

Systems and methods for blade health monitoring are provided. According to one embodiment of the disclosure, a system may include a feature extraction module and an anomaly detection module in communication with the extraction module. ... General Electric Company

12/18/14 / #20140369741

Joining process and joined article

A joining process and a joined article are disclosed. The joining process includes positioning an article having a base material, and friction joining a pre-sintered preform to the base material. ... General Electric Company

12/18/14 / #20140369624

Flow imaging

A system suitable for reducing static or slow moving echoes from acoustic boundaries in a system such as pipe walls, blood vessels, tissue structures so that an image from flowing or time varying media such as water, oil, blood etc may be imaged more clearly, the system including an analogue-to-digital converter for digitizing a received analogue signal from a detector, means for digitally separating static or slow moving components of the digital signal, a digital-to-analogue converter to provide an analogue version of the separated static or slow moving components of the signal, and a subtractor to subtract the analogue version of the static or the slow moving components of the signal from an analogue signal received from a detector to produce an analogue signal corresponding to the remaining flow components of the signal.. . ... General Electric Company

12/18/14 / #20140369581

Iterative reconstruction in image formation

The use of the channelized preconditioners in iterative reconstruction is disclosed. In certain embodiments, different channels correspond to different frequency sub-bands and the output of the different channels can be combined to update an image estimate used in the iterative reconstruction process. ... General Electric Company

12/18/14 / #20140369475

Enhanced barrier for liquid metal bearings

The present disclosure is directed towards the prevention of high voltage instabilities within x-ray tubes. For example, in one embodiment, an x-ray tube is provided. ... General Electric Company

12/18/14 / #20140369462

Straddle mount detector assembly

A ct system includes a gantry having a rotatable base and having an opening for receiving an object to be scanned, and a detector assembly. The detector assembly includes a plurality of detectors positioned to receive x-rays having passed through the object, and an arcuate structure positioned to support the plurality of detectors. ... General Electric Company

12/18/14 / #20140369461

Method and apparatus for thermal control in a ct detector

A ct system includes a rotatable gantry having an opening for receiving an object to be scanned, an x-ray source configured to project x-rays through the opening, and a detector assembly positioned to receive the x-rays. The detector assembly includes a plurality of readout chips positioned within a cooling zone and configured to receive electrical signals from a plurality of diode arrays, and a fan positioned to blow air into the cooling zone. ... General Electric Company

12/18/14 / #20140368976

Spout for switchgear, switchgear having spout, and method thereof

A spout for a connection between a bus bar and a circuit breaker in switchgear includes a housing and a fixed contact. The housing is formed of insulative material and includes a tubular body having an inner cavity and a radial first ventilation opening, a base portion having a first longitudinal opening, and a fixed contact receiving portion having a second longitudinal opening. ... General Electric Company

12/18/14 / #20140368642

Lighting audit docking station device and method thereof

A lighting audit system includes a lighting audit docking station in communication with the smart device and a database, where the lighting audit docking station includes a targeting unit and a camera. A lighting audit method includes providing a physical parameter to a lighting audit table for a space-under-study, representing the space-under-study on a virtual map presented on a display, adding surface characteristic data for the space-under-study into the lighting audit table, measuring the physical dimensions of the space-under-study using the targeting unit, the physical dimension measurements being stored in the lighting audit table, entering into the lighting audit table parameters for a luminaire located in the space-under-study, and calculating a lighting audit for the space-under-study based on data in the lighting audit table.. ... General Electric Company

12/18/14 / #20140368232

Insulated gate bipolar transistor failure mode detection and protection system and method

An assembly including an insulated gate bipolar transistor (igbt) is provided. The igbt is coupled with a gate driver for receiving a gating signal to drive the igbt and providing a feedback signal of the igbt which indicates a change of a collector-emitter voltage of the igbt. ... General Electric Company

12/18/14 / #20140368114

Lighting system with thermal management system

Lighting systems having unique configurations are provided. For instance, the lighting system may include a light source, a thermal management system and driver electronics, each contained within a housing structure. ... General Electric Company

12/18/14 / #20140368043

Systems and methods for grid interactive ups

A grid interactive uninterruptible power supply (ups) is provided. The grid interactive ups includes a first path including a rectifier, an inverter coupled in series with the rectifier, and a battery coupled in parallel with the inverter. ... General Electric Company

12/18/14 / #20140368042

Systems and methods for multi-use multi-mode ups

A multi-mode uninterruptible power supply (ups) is provided. The multi-mode ups includes a first path including a rectifier and an inverter, and a second path in parallel with the first path, wherein the multi-mode ups is operable in an economy mode in which power flows from a utility to a load through the second path while at least one of the rectifier and the inverter is activated, the at least one of the rectifier and the inverter operable to perform at least one of dc voltage regulation, reactive power compensation, and active damping.. ... General Electric Company

12/18/14 / #20140367971

Dynamoelectric machine support system having bolted springbar

A support system for a dynamoelectric machine is disclosed. In one embodiment, the support system includes: a mounting pad having a first face and a second face, the second face including a pair of slots; a pair of spring bars bolted to the mounting pad at the pair of slots; a collar welded or brazed to the first face of the mounting pad; and a key bar between and affixed to the pair of spring bars.. ... General Electric Company

12/18/14 / #20140367580

Weld joint design for automatic welding of tubular detectors

A detector includes an outer shell having a shell profile in which a welded portion of the shell profile extends as an annular flange in an outward direction relative to a center axis of the outer shell. The detector further includes an end cap positioned adjacent the welded portion of the outer shell. ... General Electric Company

12/18/14 / #20140367526

Systems and methods for controlling warnings at vehicle crossings

A system includes a timing determination module configured to be disposed onboard an approaching vehicle system during travel of the approaching vehicle system along a first route toward a crossing between the first route and a second route. The timing determination module is configured to determine one or more arrival times of the approaching vehicle system to reach the crossing and to repeatedly communicate notification messages having the one or more arrival times to a remote crossing system that is configured to activate one or more warning devices disposed at or near the crossing to notify other vehicles on the second route that the approaching vehicle system is approaching the crossing along the first route. ... General Electric Company

12/18/14 / #20140367495

Fuel injection nozzle and method of manufacturing the same

A fuel injection head for use in a fuel injection nozzle comprises a monolithic body portion comprising an upstream face, an opposite downstream face, and a peripheral wall extending therebetween. A plurality of pre-mix tubes are integrally formed with and extend axially through the body portion. ... General Electric Company

12/18/14 / #20140367455

Joining process for superalloys

A method of bonding superalloys is provided. The method includes: aligning a first superalloy subcomponent having a gamma-prime solvus g′1 and a second superalloy subcomponent having a gamma-prime solvus g′2, with a filler material that includes at least 1.5 wt % boron disposed between the first and second superalloy subcomponents; performing a first heat treatment at a temperature t1, where t1 is above the solidus of the filler material and below the liquidus of the filler material; and performing a second heat treatment at a temperature t2, where t2 is greater than t1, and where t2 is greater than or equal to the lower of g′1 and g′2.. ... General Electric Company

12/18/14 / #20140367212

Hydraulic damper for electrical switching apparatus and method

A hydraulic damper for an electrical switching apparatus includes a damper enclosure including an inner wall. Also included is a chamber defined by the inner wall, the chamber having a first end, a second end. ... General Electric Company

12/18/14 / #20140366550

Gas turbine engine and method of operating thereof

A gas turbine engine and method for operating a gas turbine engine includes compressing an air stream in a compressor and combusting the compressed air stream to generate a post combustion gas. The post combustion gas is expanded in a first turbine. ... General Electric Company

12/18/14 / #20140366541

Systems and apparatus relating to fuel injection in gas turbines

A gas turbine engine having a combustor that includes: an inner radial wall defining a first interior chamber and a second interior chamber, wherein the first interior chamber extends axially from an end cover to a primary fuel injector, and the second interior chamber extends axially from the primary fuel injector to the turbine; an outer radial wall formed about the inner radial wall so that a flow annulus is formed therebetween; upstream fuel nozzles jutting into the flow annulus from the outer radial wall. The upstream fuel nozzles may include non-uniform circumferential spacing about the inner radial wall.. ... General Electric Company








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