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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

06/28/18 / #20180178491

Article

An article includes a substrate and a structure of additive manufacturing material of predetermined thickness attached to the substrate, the structure of additive manufacturing material formed by providing a metal alloy powder, forming an initial layer having a preselected thickness and a preselected shape including at least one aperture, with the metal alloy powder, sequentially forming an additional layer with the metal alloy powder over the initial layer, each of additional layers having an additional preselected thickness and an additional preselected shape including an aperture corresponding to the aperture in the initial layer, and joining each of the additional layers to the initial layer or any previously joined additional layers, forming a structure having a predetermined thickness and shape, and an aperture having a predetermined profile. The article includes a passageway through the structure including the aperture and a corresponding metering hole.. ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180178449

Systems and methods for monitoring a melt pool using a dedicated scanning device

An additive manufacturing system includes a laser device, a first scanning device, and an optical system. The laser device is configured to generate a laser beam, and the first scanning device is configured to selectively direct the laser beam across a powder bed. ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180178303

Amorphous ductile braze alloy compositions, and related methods and articles

A nickel-based braze alloy composition is described, including nickel, about 1 weight % to about 5 weight % boron (b); and about 1 weight % to about 20 weight % germanium (ge). The composition is free of any silicon. ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180178288

Article

An article includes a substrate and a structure including direct metal laser melted material of predetermined thickness attached to the substrate, the structure formed by providing and depositing a metal alloy powder to form an initial layer having a preselected thickness and shape including at least one aperture, melting the metal alloy powder with a focused energy source, transforming the powder layer to a sheet of metal alloy, sequentially depositing an additional layer of the metal alloy powder over the sheet of metal alloy, the additional preselected shape including an aperture corresponding to the aperture in the initial layer, and melting each additional layer of the metal alloy powder with the focused energy source, increasing the thickness of the sheet and forming at least one aperture having a predetermined profile, the article further including a passageway through the structure including the aperture and a corresponding metering hole.. . ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180178287

Method for process control in additive manufacturing

A method is provided for controlling an additive manufacturing process in which one or more energy beams are used to selectively fuse a powder contained in an additive manufacturing machine having a gas flow therein in order to form a workpiece, in the presence of one or more plumes generated by interaction of the one or more energy beams with the powder, wherein the process is controlled by an electronic controller. The method includes: performing a build process to form a workpiece using a set of initial process parameters; sensing a condition of the finished workpiece; using the electronic controller, comparing the condition of the finished workpiece to a predetermined standard; using the electronic controller, changing one or more of the initial process parameters to define a set of revised process parameters; and performing a subsequent build process using the revised process parameters.. ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180178286

Method for emissions plume monitoring in additive manufacturing

A method of monitoring an additive manufacturing process in which one or more energy beams are used to selectively fuse a powder to form a workpiece, in the presence of one or more plumes generated by interaction of the one or more energy beams with the powder. The method includes using at least one sensor to generate at least one signal representative of a trajectory of one or more of the plumes.. ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180178285

Method for controlling plume trajectories in additive manufacturing

A method of controlling an additive manufacturing process in which one or more energy beams are used to selectively fuse a powder contained in a build chamber having a gas flow therein in order to form a workpiece, in the presence of one or more plumes generated by interaction of the one or more energy beams with the powder. The method includes controlling a trajectory of at least one of the plumes, so as to prevent the one or more energy beams from intersecting the one or more plumes.. ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180178284

Method for avoiding plume interference in additive manufacturing

A method of controlling an additive manufacturing process in which one or more energy beams are used to selectively fuse a powder to form a workpiece, in the presence of one or more plumes generated by interaction of the one or more energy beams with the powder. The method includes controlling at least one of: a trajectory of the one or more plumes, and the one or more energy beams, so as to prevent the one or more energy beams from intersecting the one or more plumes.. ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180178163

System and method for sulfur recapture in a chemical looping system

A method for recapturing sulfur in a chemical looping system includes receiving a flue gas stream containing a sulfur-containing species, reducing a temperature of the flue gas stream, introducing a calcium-based makeup material to the reduced temperature flue gas stream, capturing the sulfur-containing species from the reduced temperature flue gas stream, and recycling the sulfur-containing species to a reducer of the chemical looping system.. . ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180178160

System and method for recovering ammonia from a gas stream

A system for recovering ammonia from a gas stream is provided. The system includes a regenerator and a carbon dioxide wash station.. ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180177492

Ultrasonic diagnostic system

An ultrasonic diagnostic system comprises: a first transceiver for performing transmission/reception of first ultrasound for detecting shear waves generated in a subject by mechanical vibration; a second transceiver for performing transmission/reception of second ultrasound to/from the subject; a computing section for calculating a value of a parameter affecting a frequency of the first ultrasound to be transmitted from the first transceiver based on echo signals obtained by transmission/reception of the second ultrasound; an identifying section for identifying one first transceiver from among a plurality of kinds of first transceivers each having a different frequency of said first ultrasound based on the value of said parameter; and a display device for displaying the first transceiver identified by the identifying section.. . ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180177481

Self-calibrating ct detectors, systems and methods for self-calibration

The present approach relates to self-calibration of ct detectors based on detected misalignment of the detector and x-ray source. The present approach make the detector more robust to changes against temperature and focal spot movements. ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180177468

Table armboard adjustment assembly

Methods and systems are provided for an armboard adjustment assembly for a patient support table. In one embodiment, an armboard adjustment assembly is configured to retain a rotational position of an armboard of a patient support table via a plurality of one-way clutches, and in another embodiment the armboard adjustment assembly is configured to retain the rotational position of the armboard via a pair of friction pads. ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180177452

Blood vessel detection apparatus, magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and program

An mri apparatus comprises a image producing unit 101 for producing an image of a first body part containing a blood vessel; a defining unit 108 for defining a slice intersecting the image based on a reference position q within the first body part, the slice being defined so that an angle of the slice is changeable with respect to the blood vessel ve; a unit for obtaining an index vi for deciding whether or not the blood vessel ve is contained within the slice for each angle θ; and a determining unit 111 for determining an angle of the slice at which the blood vessel ve is contained in the slice based on the index vi.. . ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180177410

Method to measure non-invasive blood pressure from patient sensor system

A system and method for enhancing the determination of the blood pressure of a patient is disclosed. The system includes a wireless blood pressure sensing device that obtains blood pressure data from the patient and wirelessly transmits the data to a host system. ... General Electric Company

06/28/18 / #20180177397

System and method of monitoring association between wireless sensors and a monitored patient

Systems and methods of wireless sensing of physiological data includes obtaining physiological data from a patient with a wireless sensor. A patient location device determines a location of the patient. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180176335

Cloud-enabled i/o configuration of a control system

A system and method for configuring a cloud-enabled industrial control system is disclosed involving a cloud computing system receiving instrument data, configuring the instrument data to create an instrument index, alerting and automatically correcting, by a cloud service, configuration errors in the instrument index that occurred during the configuration of the instrument data; creating, by at least a rules engine cloud service using the instrument index, a hardware layout for at least a portion of the cloud-enabled industrial control system; and assigning, by the rules engine cloud service, input/output (i/o) points from the instrument index to the hardware layout to create an i/o configuration file for the cloud-enabled industrial control system.. . ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180176319

Cross-domain context sharing engine

Systems and techniques for provisioning context sharing artifacts between applications are presented. For example, as compared to conventional context sharing methods for sharing context information between two applications, the present innovations provide for eliminating the need for a clinical context object workgroup (ccow) context manager. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180176186

Network policy update with operational technology

A network security system monitors data traffic being transmitted between a first device and a second device in a network to identify a plurality of commands being transmitted between the first device and the second device. The network security system then generates a whitelisting policy based on the plurality of commands being transmitted between the first device and the second device. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180176084

Cloud-enabled testing of control systems

A system and method for testing a control system is disclosed. The control system includes a field device located in one area and a controller located in a different area. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180176071

Systems and methods for characterization of transient network conditions in wireless local area networks

A method for real-time monitoring and characterization of network conditions experienced by a client device coupled to a wlan via at least one access point is presented. One or more primary performance parameters of the wlan for a given operating interval of the client device uplink to the access point are received. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180175761

Power conversion systems and associated methods

A wind power generation system including a doubly fed induction generator (dfig) of a wind turbine is presented. The dfig includes a rotor and a stator, a rotor-side conversion unit coupled to the rotor, a direct current (dc) link, and at least one line-side conversion unit coupled to the rotor-side conversion unit via the dc link and coupled to the stator of the dfig. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180175744

Method of controlling a converter

A method of controlling a converter including dc terminals for connection to a dc network, the converter including a limb between the dc terminals, each limb including a phase element having switching elements and a ac terminal for connection to an ac network, the switching elements being configured to switch interconnecting a dc and ac side voltage; a sub-converter connected in series with the dc side of an electrical block and controllably become a first voltage source; and a sub-converter connected in parallel with the block, configured to controllably become a second voltage source. The method includes obtaining a dc side voltage and converter demand which the corresponding limb and converter track; determining a sub-converter voltage that each sub-converter must contribute to track the corresponding required dc side and converter voltage; controlling each sub-converter to achieve the corresponding determined voltage; and determining one or more optimal sub-converter voltages.. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180175700

Doubly-fed induction generator system for a gas turbine

The present application provides a doubly-fed induction generator system for a multi-shaft gas turbine engine. The doubly-fed induction generator system may include a first doubly-fed induction generator in communication with a first shaft of the multi-shaft gas turbine engine, a first rotor of the first doubly-fed induction generator in communication with a converter via a first rotor bus, and a first breaker on the first rotor bus. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180175678

Core of a transverse flux machine and an associated method thereof

A core of a transverse flux machine a stator pole. The stator pole includes a plurality of laminations, where laminations of the plurality of laminations are in a stacked configuration. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180175418

Method and apparatus for detecting damage in fuel cell stacks, and adjusting operational characteristics in fuel cell systems

A method and apparatus for detecting oxidation in at least one planar fuel cell stack that includes a multitude of cells is described. The height of the stack is measured to determine if there has been an increase from a previously-measured height. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180175278

Ultrasound transducer and method for wafer level back face attachment

Methods and systems are provided for a single element ultrasound transducer. In one embodiment, the ultrasound transducer comprises a front face, a back face parallel to the front face, a piezoelectric layer having a top surface electrically coupled to the signal pad and a bottom surface electrically coupled to the ground pad. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180174769

Contact assembly for electrical devices and method for making

A contact assembly for an electrical device and a method for making such an assembly are presented. The contact assembly comprises a substrate and a contact material disposed on the substrate. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180174682

System and method for protocol adherence

The system and method disclosed herein provides an integrated and automated workflow, sensor, and reasoning system that automatically detects breaches in protocols, appropriately alarms and records these breaches, facilitates staff adoption of protocol adherence, and ultimately enables the study of protocols for care comparative effectiveness. The system provides real-time alerts to medical personnel in the actual processes of care, thereby reducing the number of negative patient events and ultimately improving staff behavior with respect to protocol adherence.. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180174341

Fused slice or cine-loop image for multi-mode dbt acquisitions

In the present invention, an image review method and system for performing the method is provided to facilitate the review of image volumes obtained in different imaging modalities and to evaluate the correlation between findings in the respective volumes in an easy to review manner compared with prior art systems and processes. The method and system of the invention provides simulated or actual combined or fused images or representations of registered images obtained in each imaging modality to simplify and accelerate the review of multi-modal breast imaging volumes, in particular when correlation of information between the two modes, including but not limited to, le and de, dbt and abus, de and abus, etc., is important to evaluate.. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180174294

Multi-layer color display in synthetic 2d images

In the present invention, an image review method and system for performing the method is provided that enriches the information displayed in the reference image or synthetic views and/or slabs reviewed by the physician with colored layers of information obtained from an image volume and merged with the reference image, slabs and/or synthetic views. The colored layer enhancement of the reference image, slabs and/or synthetic views highlights the colored areas of interest or features from the image volume in the slabs and/or synthetic views in a manner that prevents the features from becoming lost due to tissue superposition effects or other issues with the combination of the colored layers and reference image to form the displayed combined images.. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180174293

Cradle deflection mitigation by image interpolation

The present disclosure relates to correcting misalignment of image data within an overlap region in acquired scan data. By way of example, systems and methods for applying a post-reconstruction interpolation are described to correct mis-registration of features within overlap regions in either sequentially acquired axial scans or single scan acquisitions.. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180174248

Apparatus and method for deploying analytics

A location where to deploy an analytic is determined. The location is at the cloud or at the site of the industrial machine. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180173821

Wind turbine tower placement and orientation

Systems and methods for planning a wind farm are provided. One example aspect of the present disclosure is directed to a method for planning a wind farm. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180173757

Apparatus and method for analytical optimization through computational pushdown

An analytic is deployed at the task driver, and the analytic performs one or more functions. At the task driver, an execution plan for the analytic is determined based at least in part upon an analysis of the functions. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180173740

Apparatus and method for sorting time series data

At the cloud, time series data is received from at least one industrial machine. The time series data is sensed by at least one sensor at the at least one industrial machine and the data arrives out of time-order. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180173609

Certification process for cloud platform

The example embodiments are directed to an automated cloud platform certification process. In one example, the method includes receiving a request for adding an application to the cloud platform, executing the application and performing an automated certification process based on the executed application. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180173257

Voltage regulator system and method of use

Embodiments of the disclosure pertain to a voltage regulator system having a voltage regulation controller and a transformer assembly. The transformer assembly includes a coil winding, a multi-contact tap arrangement connected to the coil winding, and a multifurcated tap changer system that includes a first tap changer having a contactor element which makes contact with a first contact of the multi-contact tap arrangement when the controller provides a positioning stimulus based on sensing a voltage deviation from a nominal output voltage of the voltage regulator system. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180173256

Voltage regulator system and method of use

Embodiments of the disclosure pertain to a voltage regulator system having a voltage regulation controller and a transformer assembly. The transformer assembly includes a coil winding, a multi-contact tap arrangement connected to the coil winding, and a multifurcated tap changer system that includes a first tap changer having a contactor element which makes contact with a first contact of the multi-contact tap arrangement when the controller provides a positioning stimulus based on sensing a voltage deviation from a nominal output voltage of the voltage regulator system. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180173218

System and method for plant control based on fluid quality

A distributed control system receives analysis data. The analysis data includes quality attributes of fluid samples and an indication of a plant location corresponding to the fluid samples. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180173214

Systems and methods for generating maintenance packages

A power plant system includes a turbine system, a sensor, and a controller. The sensor is configured to collect a first set of data regarding the turbine system. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180173205

Industrial internet connected control system

An apparatus is provided. The apparatus including a plurality of network interfaces, including a first network interface and a second network interface. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180173203

Methods and systems for implementing distributed ledger manufacturing history

Some aspects are directed to additive manufacturing systems. An example additive manufacturing system controller is configured to receive a build file comprising instructions for controlling the manufacturing hardware to generate the object, receive a material identifier indicating a particular lot of manufacturing media, validate the build file and the material identifier via a distributed ledger to verify at least one of an author of the build file or an origin of the particular lot of manufacturing media, control the manufacturing hardware using the build file to generate the object using the particular lot of manufacturing media, and in response to completion of the generation of the object, generate an object manufactured transaction to the distributed ledger indicating a result of the validation of the origin of the at least one of the build file or the material identifier.. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180173182

Uninterruptable verification and control upgrade for real-time control system

Exemplified system and method facilitates update/upgrade and validation of controls systems in an uninterrupted manner. An update/upgrade agent operates with a multiple-processor or multi-processor core system to simultaneously and concurrently implement two real-time embedded controllers in which a first controller executes a current firmware or control application installed at the site while a second controller executes an updated controller firmware or control application.. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180172658

System and method for plant fuel quality

A plant-integrated measurement and monitoring system includes one or more sampling ports disposed throughout to provide fuel samples at key locations in the plant. Additional sampling ports are included to provide samples of water, lube oil or other fluids. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180172643

Inspection methods with probe for substantially round hole

Various aspects include methods of inspecting a substantially round hole in a material. One method can include: feeding a probe axially into the substantially round hole until the probe completely passes through the substantially round hole while the probe is activated; rotating the probe at least ninety degrees around a primary axis of the substantially round hole after feeding the probe completely through the substantially round hole; removing the probe axially from the substantially round hole after rotating the probe at least ninety degrees while the probe is activated; and compiling at least one of eddy current data or ultrasound data about the hole from the feeding of the probe axially into the substantially round hole and the removing of the probe axially from the substantially round hole.. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180172556

Systems and methods to predict valve performance in power plants

Embodiments of the disclosure can relate to predicting valve performance in power plants. In one embodiment, a method for predicting valve performance in power plants can include receiving at least one signal from a valve associated with a power plant. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180172554

System and method for determining a parameter profile

A method for determining a multi-dimensional profile of at least one emission parameter corresponding to an exhaust emission of a combustion process is presented. The method includes emitting a laser beam in a plurality of directions through the exhaust emission. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180172434

Data acquisition devices, systems and method for analyzing passive strain indicators and monitoring turbine component strain

Data acquisition devices for analyzing reference objects and systems for monitoring turbine component deformation are provided. A data acquisition device has a longitudinal axis and includes a lens assembly and an image capture device in communication with the lens assembly for receiving and processing light from the lens assembly to generate images. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180172417

Digital wireless feeler gauge

A feeler gauge includes multiple feeler blades and an optical sensor. Each of the multiple feeler blades rotates about an axis between a measuring position and a non-measuring position. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180172319

Cryogenic cooling system and method

A cryogenic cooling system (ccs) includes a cylindrical housing having a first end and a second end. Also, the ccs includes a displacer disposed within the cylindrical housing and reciprocatingly driven between the first end and the second end of the cylindrical housing to compress or expand a refrigerant gas in a gas chamber. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180172276

Fuel nozzle assembly with flange orifice

A fuel nozzle assembly includes a flange body. The flange body includes a base portion that defines an aperture. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180172273

Fuel nozzle with narrow-band acoustic damper

A fuel nozzle assembly includes a fuel plenum for delivering fuel to a combustion zone of a combustor. At least one narrow-band acoustic damper is provided in the fuel nozzle assembly. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180172271

Fluidic nozzle assembly for a turbine engine

A gas turbine engine includes a turbine having a stage of turbine rotor blades. The gas turbine engine additionally includes a combustion section defining a cooling air passage for providing a cooling airflow to the stage of turbine rotor blades. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180172243

Roadway fixture systems with integrated transceiving equipment

A roadway fixture system includes a lighting fixture having an outer housing that holds one or more light devices. The outer housing includes an access door through which an interior of the lighting fixture is accessible. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180171976

Wind generation system and controlling method thereof

A wind generation system includes a wind turbine for generating mechanical power, a doubly-fed induction generator for converting the mechanical power to electrical power, a converter for converting the electrical power to a desired electrical power for supplying to a power grid, and a transformer through which a stator of the generator is coupled to the power grid. When a measured rotation speed feedback from the rotor of the generator is lower than an original cut-in rotation speed of the rotor, a cut-in rotation speed of the rotor is lowered by determining a dc link voltage margin of the converter, determining a dc link voltage setpoint of the converter based on the determined dc link voltage margin; and controlling the converter based on the determined dc link voltage setpoint; and/or by increasing a turn ratio of the transformer to reduce a grid voltage from the power grid.. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180171877

Power generation system and method for operating same

In one aspect, a power generation system may include a core turbine engine, an electric generator, an electric motor, and an auxiliary compressor. The core turbine engine defines an axial direction, and may include a compressor and a turbine in serial flow relationship along the axial direction. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180171873

Additive manufactured object with self-breaking support with fluid passage

An object includes a fluid chamber extending between a first surface and a vertically opposed second surface, the first surface including a fluid passage opening therethrough. A self-breaking support, initially configured to support the first surface, once broken creates a broken support disposed between the first surface and the vertically opposed second surface. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180171872

Cooling assembly for a turbine assembly

A cooling assembly comprises a cooling chamber disposed inside a turbine assembly. The cooling chamber is configured to direct cooling air inside one or more of a combustion chamber or an airfoil of the turbine assembly. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180171829

Systems and methods for controlling drum levels using flow

A method includes determining, via a processor, a commanded fluid flow rate of a fluid entering or exiting the drum of an industrial system, wherein the commanded fluid flow rate comprises a rate of fluid entering the drum of the industrial system, exiting the drum of the industrial system, or a combination thereof. The method additionally includes determining, via the processor, a measured flow rate of the fluid. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180171828

System and method for managing heat duty for a heat recovery system

A system includes an hrsg that includes a plurality of heat exchanger section fluidly coupled to each other. The plurality of heat exchanger sections comprises at least one economizer, at least one evaporator, at least one reheater, and at least one superheater. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180171822

Trip manifold assembly for turbine systems

A system includes a trip manifold assembly (tma). The tma includes a plurality of block valves configured to receive a flow of fluid from a hydraulic power unit (hpu), and a plurality of solenoid valves configured to admit the flow of fluid to actuate the plurality of block valves, a plurality of dump valves, and a plurality of relay valves of the tma. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180171821

Dual trip manifold assembly for turbine systems

A dual trip manifold assembly (tma) includes an isolation valve assembly having a first valve configured to receive a flow of fluid from a hydraulic system fluid supply. The first valve is configured to channel the flow of fluid to at least one hydraulic circuit. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180171816

Torque monitoring device for a gas turbine engine

A gas turbine engine includes a fan section having a fan rotatable with a fan shaft and a turbomachinery section having a turbine and a turbomachine shaft rotatable with the turbine. A power gearbox is also provided mechanically coupled to both the fan shaft and the turbomachine shaft such that the fan shaft is rotatable by the turbomachine shaft across the power gearbox. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180171808

Turbine engine assembly with a component having a leading edge trough

An assembly for a turbine engine comprises a circumferential band defining an air flow path, a component having a leading edge and extending from the band into the flow path, and a trough located in a surface of the band along the leading edge.. . ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180171802

Additively manufactured blade extension with internal features

This disclosure provides components and methods for blade extensions with internal features. An airfoil extends from a root connector and includes an airfoil body defining at least one air channel enclosed within the airfoil body. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180171281

Coriolis flow meter for measuring properties of a fluid and method therefor

A coriolis flow meter for measuring one or more properties of a fluid is described herein which involves a modular configuration, and includes a fluid flow sub-system and a mechanical oscillator sub-system, both functionally separate, and are coupled in a closed loop arrangement, such that the flow conduit is not directly vibrated, and instead receives induced oscillations from the mechanical oscillator sub-system. The coriolis flow meter is useful for high purity applications, as well as for the bioprocessing applications. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180170774

Device and method for generating oxidants in situ

A method of reducing the organic compounds in an aqueous stream by generating an oxidant in-situ using at least one electrolytic cell. The method may comprise contacting at least a portion of the aqueous stream with the electrolytic cell. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180170574

Aircraft status report matching

The example embodiments are directed to a device and method for matching together aircraft status reports. In one example, the method includes detecting, via a user interface, a selection of an aircraft from among a plurality of aircraft that have provided aircraft status reports, determining a group of aircraft status reports, from among the received status reports, which were generated by the respective aircraft during a flight of the respective aircraft, based on metadata of the received aircraft status reports, and displaying, via the user interface, the group of aircraft status reports determined to be provided by the respective aircraft during the flight. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180169970

Additive manufacturing systems and methods

A method of forming a build in a powder bed includes emitting a plurality of laser beams from selected vertical-cavity surface emitting lasers (vcsels) of at least one vcsel array onto the powder bed, the selected vcsels of the at least one vcsel array corresponding to a pattern of a layer of the build; and simultaneously melting powder in the powder bed corresponding to the pattern of the layer of the build.. . ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180169969

Hybridized light sources

The present disclosure generally relates to additive manufacturing of an object using both a digital light processing (dlp) projector and a focused energy source to irradiate a photopolymerizable material, and apparatuses and methods for the same. The dlp projector irradiates and cures an outer perimeter of the object, and the focused energy source irradiates and cures an inner region of the object. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180169844

Fastener labeling device and method

A fastener torque-application and marking tool and method. An example embodiment relates to a fastener marking method comprising the steps of rotating a fastener with a torque-application device, stopping the rotation of the fastener, determining the torque value of the fastener, and marking the fastener or adjacent surface with a marking mechanism attached to the torque-application device. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180169756

Self-breaking support for additive manufacturing

A self-breaking support for a vertically opposed first and second surfaces during additive manufacturing of an object is disclosed. The self-breaking support includes a first base coupled to the first surface and extending towards the second surface; a second base coupled to the second surface and extending towards the first surface; and a self-breaking link coupling the first base to the second base, the self-breaking link including a body and a weakened zone in the body. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180169701

Ultrasound transducer and method for wafer level front face attachment

Methods and systems are provided for a single element ultrasound transducer. In one embodiment, the ultrasound transducer comprises: a piezoelectric layer, a matching layer, one surface of the matching layer is electrically coupled to a top surface of the piezoelectric layer and another surface of the matching layer forms a signal pad within a front face of the ultrasound transducer, and a base package electrically coupled to a bottom surface of the piezoelectric layer, the base package extending horizontally and laterally to form a back face of the ultrasound transducer parallel to the front face of the ultrasound transducer, and extending vertically relative to the back face of the ultrasound transducer to form a ground pad within the front face of the ultrasound transducer. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180169569

System and method for a chilled ammonia-based carbon dioxide removal process

A chilled ammonia-based carbon dioxide removal system is provided. The system includes a direct contact cooler, a carbon dioxide absorber and a water wash station.. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180169554

Coanda effect moisture separator system

The present application provides a pre-separator for use with a flow of steam entering a moisture separator reheater. The pre-separator may include a neck, an internal baffle, a wall, a first pathway defined between the neck and the internal baffle, and a second pathway defined between the internal baffle and the wall. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180168903

Micro-environment module architecture for infant care devices

An infant care station that includes multiple operational modules that communicate with each other to carry out the infant care station functions. The multiple modules form part of a micro-environmental platform that allows for communication and power connections between all of the operational components required within the infant care station. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180168732

Combination of 3d ultrasound and computed tomography for guidance in interventional medical procedures

In the present invention, an imaging system and method is provided to obtain a fusion image of a patient anatomy used as a navigational 3d roadmap to guide an interventional device into the anatomy. The fusion image fuses in real-time, fluoroscopy images taken during the interventional procedure with pre-operative cta images, so that the operator can see the anatomy in the fluoroscopy image without having to inject contrast agent. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180168543

Fast volume contrast imaging (vci-c) and omniview acquisition

Systems and methods are provided for fast volume contrast imaging in c-plane (vci-c) and omniview acquisition.. . ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180168534

Systems and methods of radiation dose mapping

Systems and methods of estimating radiation dose include obtaining at least one radiation exposure value from a location marked on a patient model. A radiation exposure of the patient is estimated using a dose model which includes the patient model. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180168533

System and method for performing a bone density scan of a patient

A system for performing a bone density scan of a patient is provided. The system includes a radiation source operative to emit a radiation beam, a radiation detector operative to receive the radiation beam and generate an output signal based at least in part on the received radiation beam, and a controller in electronic communication with the radiation source and the radiation detector and operative to generate at least one of a bone mineral content measurement of the patient, a bone mineral density measurement of the patient, a body composition measurement of the patient, and a body thickness measurement of the patient. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180168530

System and method for assessing muscle function of a patient

A system for assessing muscle function of a patient is provided. The system includes: a dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry device operative to scan the patient so as to generate a lean mass measurement; a bioelectrical impedance analysis device operative to scan the patient so as to generate an extracellular water volume measurement; and a controller that includes at least one processor and a memory device, the controller in electrical communication with the dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry device and the bioelectrical impedance device. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180168523

System and method for imaging biopsy samples obtained from a patient

A system for imaging biopsy samples obtained from a patient includes: a radiation source; a radiation detector having a surface that defines a first imaging region, a second imaging region, and a third imaging region; and a collimator having a body defining an opening and selectively adjustable between a first imaging position and a second imaging position. The first imaging position allows radiation rays to pass from the radiation source, through the opening, and into the second imaging region while restricting the radiation rays from passing into the first imaging region when the radiation source is in a first scanning position. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180168522

Collimator structure for an imaging system

Methods and systems are provided for reducing aliasing artifacts in images generated in an imaging system, such as a computed tomography (ct) imaging systems. In one embodiment, a method comprises receiving a filtered signal generated by passing a primary signal through a collimator having a non-rectangular transition profile, the collimator positioned between an object and a detector of an imaging system, and generating an image based on the filtered signal received at the detector, the primary signal including radiation from a source of the imaging system attenuated by the object placed between the source and the detector. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180168519

Methods and system for improving patient engagement via medical avatars

Certain examples provide systems, methods, and apparatus for patient care and support. An example apparatus includes a controller including a particularly programmed processor to generate a three-dimensional model for printing a three-dimensional model of a portion of a patient anatomy to form a physical avatar. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180168507

Capacitive leadwire for physiological patient monitoring

A leadwire for physiological patient monitoring is provided that transfers potentials received at a chest electrode to a data acquisition device. The leadwire includes an electrode end connectable to the chest electrode and a first conductive layer extending from the electrode end. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180168483

Systems and methods for a respiratory sensor

Systems and methods are provided for a respiratory sensor for a medical monitoring system that does not require an internal power source. The systems and methods adjust an electrical characteristic of a respiratory sensor based on a property of interest of an airflow path, receiving an excitation signal, and generating a response based on the excitation signal and the electrical characteristic.. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180168475

Ecg sensor with capacitive defibrillation protection

A patient monitoring system includes a capacitive electrode connectable to a patient to detect an output signal and a signal generator unit that transmits a carrier signal to the capacitive electrode, the carrier signal having a carrier frequency and a carrier amplitude. The patient monitoring system further includes an amplifier unit that amplifies the output signal detected by the capacitive electrode to generate an amplified output signal. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180168458

Patient monitoring system and leadset having multiple capacitive patient connectors and a single galvanic patient connector

A patient monitoring system comprises a data acquisition device that records physiological signals from a patient, the data acquisition device having at least 3 receiving ports, each receiving port configured to connect to a patient connector. The monitoring system further includes a galvanic patient connector that galvanically connects a first receiving port of the patient connector and the patient, and at least a first capacitive patient connector and a second capacitive patient connector. ... General Electric Company

06/21/18 / #20180168450

Systems and methods for a visualization alarm

Systems and methods are provided for an early visualization alarm for a medical monitoring system prior to a critical patient state are provided. The systems and methods receive physiological characteristics of a patient, calculate a physiological value based on the physiological characteristics, determine a presentation style based on a comparison of the physiological value to the first and second predetermined thresholds, and display the physiological value on a display utilizing the presentation style.. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180166966

Improvements in or relating to the control of voltage source converters

. . A method of controlling a voltage source converter including a converter limb corresponding to a respective phase of the converter, each converter limb extending between first and second dc terminals and including first and second limb portions separated by an ac terminal and each limb portion including a chain-link converter which is operable to provide a stepped variable voltage source, includes the steps of obtaining a ac current demand phase waveform and a dc current demand for each corresponding converter limb is configured to track, and carrying out mathematical optimization to determine an optimal limb portion current for each limb portion must contribute to track the corresponding required ac current demand phase waveform and the required dc current demand while minimising current conduction losses within each limb portion and additionally managing the energy stored by each chain-link converter.. . ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180166938

System, method and apparatus for alternator for electric machine

A stator for an electric machine includes a generally cylindrical stator core having a plurality of circumferentially-spaced and axially-extending core teeth that define a plurality of circumferentially-spaced and axially-extending core slots in a surface thereof, a main winding having a plurality of coils, each of the coils including a plurality of turns occupying the plurality of slots in the stator core, and a tertiary excitation winding having a plurality of coils, each of the coils including a single turn occupying at least a subset of the plurality of slots in the stator core. The coils of the main winding are unevenly arranged in the plurality of slots.. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180166914

Back-up power system for a component and method of assembling same

A back-up power control system for an ac-powered component includes a bypass starter coupled to an ac bus, and a variable frequency drive (vfd) coupled to a dc bus. The vfd is selectively operable in each of (i) an active mode, such that said vfd converts dc power provided by the dc bus into a selectable frequency ac power signal, and (ii) a stand-by low-power mode. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180166877

Voltage source converter

A voltage source converter comprises a converter arm extending between two terminals each terminal being connectable to a or a respective electrical network, the converter arm including a valve that includes at least one module, the or each module being operable to selectively provide a voltage source; and a controller programmed to selectively operate the valve to clamp a voltage at either or both of the two terminals and thereby operate the valve as a current limiter to limit a selected current flowing in the converter arm at or below a fixed or variable current threshold.. . ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180166748

Treatment processes for electrochemical cells

A process for treating an electrochemical cell is presented. The process includes charging the electrochemical cell in a discharged state to at least 20 percent state-of-charge of an accessible capacity of the electrochemical cell at a first temperature to attain the electrochemical cell in a partial state-of-charge or a full state-of-charge and holding the electrochemical cell in the corresponding partial state-of-charge or full state-of-charge at a second temperature. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180166531

System and method for edge termination of super-junction (sj) devices

The subject matter disclosed herein relates to super-junction (sj) power devices and, more specifically, to edge termination techniques for sj power devices. A semiconductor super-junction (sj) device includes one or more epitaxial (epi) layers having a termination region disposed adjacent to an active region. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180165923

Active ecg lead quality indication at the point of care

In the present invention, an electrophysiology (ep) mapping or recording device for obtaining and recording information on a patient connected to the ep system includes a central processing unit (cpu), a display connected to the cpu, a cable lead connected to the cpu and configured to supply a physiological signal to the cpu from an electrode disposed on a patient, such as an electrocardiogram (ecg) surface electrode. A signal quality indication system includes a cpu capable of determining the ec signal quality and a light source disposed on the cable lead in close proximity to the patient. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180165840

Synthetic images for biopsy control

Abstract systems and methods of biopsy control include reconstructing a 3d volume from a plurality of tomosynthesis projection images and producing a plurality of synthetic stereo images from the plurality of tomosynthesis projection images. At least the synthetic stereo images are presented on a graphical display to a clinician to facilitate at least one input of a biopsy location for biopsy control.. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180165387

System and method for reconstructing and augmenting high frequency data

A method for augmenting low frequency rate data includes obtaining mechanical system operational data at a first and a second frequency rate, the first rate larger than the second rate, computing time intervals contained in the data, extracting respective samples of first and second frequency data, calculating individual cumulative values, resampling the first frequency rate data to simulate data at the second frequency rate, computing a multiplication factor, applying probabilistic model to the resampled first frequency data using the multiplication factor and rules, algorithms, and/or formulations, combining the resampled first frequency rate data with the second frequency rate data, analyzing the synthesized data set to determine if the mechanical system is viable to operate, and if the determination indicates an approaching end to the operational viability providing an indication to a control processor of the mechanical system. A system and non-transitory computer-readable medium are disclosed.. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180165386

Chaining analytic models in tenant-specific space for a cloud-based architecture

In some embodiments, a cloud-based services architecture may receive operating data from a set of enterprise system devices. The cloud-based services architecture may include a tenant-specific space and an orchestration run-time execution service to manage creation and execution of a first and a second custom analytic model in the tenant-specific space. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180165384

System and method for issue detection of industrial processes

A system is provided comprising a memory configured to store instructions and a processor configured to execute the instructions. The processor is configured to execute the instructions to receive sensor data comprising sensed operations for a machinery, the sensed operations sensed via one or more sensors disposed in the machinery, and to derive a first model matrix based on the sensor data. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180165070

Service broker code generator

Provided are a system and method for generating a service broker code for a service deployed on a cloud platform. In one example, the method includes generating service broker code for the service in which the generated service broker code includes built-in code that supports a plurality of operations of the service broker built and one or more gaps in the code corresponding to one or more operations of the service broker not supported by the built-in code thereby enabling customization of the service broker. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180164995

System and method for presenting a user interface

Methods and systems are provided for presenting a user interface element for both unlocking an imaging system and initiating a selected operation of the imaging system via a single user input. In one embodiment, an imaging system comprises a touch-sensitive display device, a controller, and a storage device storing instructions executable by the controller to display, via the touch-sensitive display device, a user interface comprising a central user interface element and a plurality of operation indicators positioned around a periphery of the central user interface element and, responsive to user input moving the central user interface element in a direction toward a first indicator of the operation indicators, executing an application or operation associated with the first indicator upon intersecting a selection region for the first indicator.. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180164991

Method and system for enhanced visualization of ultrasound images by performing predictive image depth selection

A system and method for predicting an ultrasound image depth selection is provided. The method may include presenting, at a display system, ultrasound image data acquired according to an initial depth setting. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180164796

Gas turbine engine fleet performance deterioration

A method for determining gas turbine engine fleet performance deterioration includes receiving data indicative of deterioration parameter values for a plurality of gas turbine engines. The method also includes determining an average deterioration parameter value for each gas turbine engine at a plurality of intervals, and further determining an individual engine slope between the average deterioration parameter value at each adjacent interval for each gas turbine engine. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180164764

Apparatus and method for analysis of machine performance

Asset performance management (apm) information associated with an industrial machine that is producing a product is obtained. At least one of machine operation information and output characteristic information is received from the industrial machine. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180164396

Non-contact magnetostrictive sensor alignment methods and systems

A method for aligning a sensor with a conductive material includes inducing a first magnetic flux in the conductive material to generate a first magnetic field state, and receiving a first signal at a first signal output level from a first detector and a second signal at a second signal output level from a second detector at the first magnetic field state. The method also includes inducing a second magnetic flux in the conductive material to generate a second magnetic field state, and receiving a third signal at a third signal output level from the first detector and a fourth signal at a fourth signal output level from the second detector at the second magnetic field state. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180164362

Dc leakage current detector and method of operation thereof for leakage current detection in dc power circuits

The dc leakage current detector for detecting leakage current in a dc bus includes a pair of transformers each comprising a magnetic core and excitation and detection windings would about the magnetic core, with the magnetic core positionable about a pair of conductors that create a magnetic field that is a sum of currents in the conductors. An excitation and biasing circuit is connected to the excitation winding in each transformer to inject a current signal thereto that creates a changing magnetic flux in the core of each transformer and a detector output connected to the detection winding in each transformer to receive a voltage therefrom generated responsive to the magnetic flux in the core of each transformer, wherein the voltage on the detection windings provides a net voltage at the detector output whose value is indicative of a presence of a leakage current on the dc bus.. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180164361

System and method for leakage current and fault location detection in electric vehicle dc power circuits

A system and method for leakage current detection and fault location identification in a dc power circuit is disclosed. The system includes a plurality of dc leakage current detectors positioned throughout the dc power circuit, the dc leakage current detectors configured to sense and locate a leakage current fault in the dc power circuit. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180163968

Fuel nozzle assembly with inlet flow conditioner

A combustor includes an inlet flow conditioner having a sleeve and a conditioner plate. The conditioner plate defines a plurality of apertures. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180163845

Additively manufactured gearbox with integral heat exchanger

A gearbox and a method for additively manufacturing the gearbox are provided. The gearbox includes a housing having an integral heat exchanger additively manufactured within the housing. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180163736

Systems and methods for operating a compression system

A method of operating a compression system includes determining, by a controller, at least one of an operational point distance to surge and a surge margin based upon at least one of an electrical power consumed by a compressor and an electrical current consumed by the compressor, and at least one thermodynamic state measurement associated with the compressor.. . ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180163639

System and method for monitoring hot gas path hardware life

A system and a method for predicting and optimizing remaining hardware life of gas turbine components. Operating parameters of the gas turbine which may impact remaining hardware life are sensed and tracked using a plurality of sensors in communication with a control system including a computing device. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180163638

System and method for controlling a fuel flow to a gas turbine engine

A computer-implemented method for controlling a fuel flow to a gas turbine engine of an aircraft includes determining a control initiated fuel flow demand that is based, at least in part, on an operator command. In addition, the method includes determining a first rate of change of fuel flow demand based, at least in part, on a tracking error of the gas turbine engine that indicates a difference between a desired rotational speed and an actual rotational speed. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180163628

Methods for startup and operation of gas turbine combined cycle power plants using nmhc fuels

A method for starting and operating a nmhc fueled gas turbine combined cycle power plant includes injecting gaseous nmhc fuel into a gaseous nmhc fuel treatment system, injecting at least one of auxiliary steam, hrsg steam, or hrsg water into the gaseous nmhc fuel treatment system, and mixing the at least one of auxiliary steam, hrsg steam, or hrsg water with the gaseous nmhc fuel in the nmhc fuel treatment system to form a gaseous nmhc fuel mixture. The method further includes injecting the gaseous nmhc fuel mixture into a gaseous nmhc fuel distribution system, and providing the gaseous nmhc fuel mixture through the gaseous nmhc fuel distribution system to a combustor of the nmhc fueled gas turbine.. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180163624

Systems and methods for gas turbine compressor cleaning

In one embodiment, a gas turbine fluid wash system includes a fluid wash system controller comprising a processor. The processor is configured to receive a cleaning fluid flow demand from a turbine system controller, wherein the turbine system controller is configured to control the turbine system to produce power. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180163614

Methods and system for adjusting engine airflow

Various methods and systems are provided for adjusting an amount of intake airflow diverted away from an intake manifold and to atmosphere in response to a temperature of exhaust entering a turbocharger turbine and a target pre-turbine temperature. In one example, an amount of intake airflow entering engine cylinders, and thus an air-fuel ratio entering the engine cylinders, may be controlled to maintain the temperature of exhaust entering the turbocharger turbine at the target pre-turbine temperature.. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180163573

Systems and methods for reducing thermal stress in pressure vessels

A system includes a heat recovery steam generator (hrsg) configured to generate steam from a supply of feed water using exhaust gases. The hrsg includes a heater configured to receive a supply of steam and further heat the steam. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180163570

System and method for improving output and heat rate for a liquid natural gas combined cycle power plant

A combined cycle power plant and heating and cooling system and method for the power plant is disclosed as having a liquid natural gas supply and a vaporizer configured to vaporize the liquid natural gas into natural gas that is supplied to a gas performance heater before entering a combustion section of a gas turbine. A closed cooling water circuit is in fluid communication with at least one power plant component such as a gas turbine inlet heating/cooling coil, a heat recovery heat exchanger, the vaporizer, and mixtures thereof. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180163566

Lubrication system for a turbine engine

A lubrication system for a gas turbine engine includes a tank, a circulation pump, and a heat exchanger. The circulation pump generates a flow of lubricant from the tank to, e.g., a power gear box of the gas turbine engine and the heat exchanger removes an amount of heat from such flow of lubricant provided to the power gear box. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180163563

Solvent based slurry compositions for making environmental barrier coatings and environmental barrier coatings comprising the same

Organic solvent based slurry compositions for making an environmental barrier coating including from about 6.8 wt % to about 96.1 wt % solvent; from about 3.9 wt % to about 93.2 wt % primary material; and from about 0.01 wt % to about 20 wt % slurry sintering aid.. . ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180163559

Conduit box assembly systems and methods

A system includes a conduit box assembly configured to be rated as an explosion-proof (ex d) rated enclosure. The conduit box assembly includes a housing configured to support an electrical device. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180163558

Hybrid-electric drive system

A propulsion system includes a propulsor having a driveshaft, an electric machine coupled to the driveshaft of the propulsor, and a combustion engine having an output shaft. The propulsion system additionally includes a one-way clutch operable with at least one of the driveshaft of the propulsor and the output shaft of the combustion engine. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180163555

Additive manufactured seal for insert compartmentalization

Aspects of the disclosure include a sealing insert, turbine component, and code for manufacturing a sealing insert. A sealing insert includes at least one insert wall for insertion proximate a component wall to define a space between the at least one insert wall and the component wall. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180163553

Cooling pocket for turbomachine nozzle

The present disclosure is directed to a nozzle for a turbomachine. The nozzle includes an inner side wall, an outer side wall radially spaced apart from the inner side wall, and an airfoil extending radially from the inner side wall to the outer side wall. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180163552

Airfoil trailing edge segment

Turbine nozzle sections and airfoils having trailing edge segments are provided. In one embodiment, a turbine nozzle section comprises an inner band defining a pocket; an outer band defining an opening therethrough; and an airfoil radially extending from the inner band to the outer band and including pressure and suction sides. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180163549

Transfer of turbine blades to rotor wheel

A fixture for transferring turbine blades may include: a first body having an arcuate radially inward surface shaped to contact a rotor of a turbomachine, and a radially outward surface including a plurality of dovetail slots therein shaped to engage the dovetails of the plurality of turbine blades; and a first alignment aperture extending axially through the first body relative to a centerline axis, and positioned for alignment with a portion of the rotor wheel such that the plurality of dovetail slots of the first body are substantially axially aligned with the plurality of dovetail slots of the rotor wheel for at least partial transfer of the turbine blade thereto from the fixture, wherein the dovetails of the plurality of turbine blades are slidably removable from the plurality of dovetail slots of the first body for guided insertion into the plurality of dovetail slots of the rotor wheel.. . ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180163548

Selective thermal barrier coating repair

A method of selectively applying an overlay coating to a coated article and a selectively treated coated article are provided. The method includes the steps of providing the coated article having a treatment region that includes a bond coat and a thermal barrier coating and selectively applying an overlay coating to the treatment region without stripping the treatment region from the coated article. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180163544

Turbine airfoil with trailing edge cooling circuit

One aspect of the disclosure provides for a turbine airfoil. The turbine airfoil may include a trailing edge having: a set of cooling channels having a first cooling channel fluidly connected to a second cooling channel; a first section having a first pin bank cooling arrangement, the first section fluidly connected to the first cooling channel; a second section having a second pin bank cooling arrangement, the second section fluidly connected to the second cooling channel and being radially inward of the first section; and a pressure side panel having a third pin bank cooling arrangement, the pressure side panel fluidly connected to the first cooling channel.. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180163062

Article with thermal barrier coating and method for making

An article for service at high temperatures comprises a substrate comprising a first region and a second region; and a coating disposed over the substrate. The coating comprises a first portion disposed over the first region of the substrate and a second portion disposed over the second region of the substrate. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180163051

Use of triazines for selective modification of natural polymers

Methods of reacting tannin/triazine and acid in a liquid medium and reaction products prepared by these methods. The reaction products may be used in a variety of water clarification applications and may also be utilized to inhibit coal auto oxidation and dust dissemination from coal mining, coal storage and coal transport applications.. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180162760

Methods and systems for separating solid particulates from waste water

A method for separating solid particulates from waste water includes receiving a first stream of waste water, and adjusting a specific gravity of the received waste water to within a pre-selected range. The method also includes channeling the adjusted waste water to a first hydro-cyclone system. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180161943

Method for treating a component and heterogeneous composition

A method for treating a component and a heterogeneous composition are provided. The method includes the steps of brazing the component with a heterogeneous composition. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180161928

Method and system for confined laser cutting

A method of monitoring an operation status of a confined laser cutting tool includes emitting light in the form of laser beams from a laser source. The method includes using a nozzle to form a confining column composed of a liquid. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180161925

Additive manufacturing systems and methods

An additive manufacturing method includes patterning a laser beam using a mirror array; and reflecting the patterned laser beam from the mirror array onto a powder to melt the powder, wherein the pattern corresponds to a portion of a layer of an article.. . ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180161902

Method, brazed article, and brazing assembly

A method includes heating a brazing material in a braze chamber of a first component to a braze temperature to melt the brazing material. The brazing material flows from the braze chamber, through at least one internal channel of the first component, and into a braze gap between the first component and a second component to braze the first component to the second component. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180161866

Multi-piece integrated core-shell structure for making cast component

The present disclosure generally relates to partial integrated core-shell investment casting molds that can be assembled into complete molds. Each section of the partial mold may contain both a portion of a core and portion of a shell. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180161859

Integrated casting core-shell structure for making cast component with non-linear holes

The present disclosure generally relates to integrated core-shell investment casting molds that provide filament structures corresponding to cooling hole patterns in the surface of the turbine blade or stator vane, which provide a leaching pathway for the core portion after metal casting. These filament structures may be linear or non-linear. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180161858

Integrated casting core-shell structure for making cast component with cooling holes in inaccessible locations

The present disclosure generally relates to integrated core-shell investment casting molds that provide filament structures corresponding to cooling hole patterns in the surface of the turbine blade or stator vane, including in locations that are inaccessible due to the presence of protrusion patterns. The filament structures also provide a leaching pathway for the core portion after metal casting. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180161857

Integrated casting core-shell structure for making cast components having thin root components

The present disclosure generally relates to integrated core-shell investment casting molds that provide an indentation structure corresponding to a thin root component of the turbine blade or vane (i.e. Angel wing, skirt, damper lug).. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180161856

Integrated casting core-shell structure and filter for making cast component

The present disclosure generally relates to integrated core-shell investment casting molds that provide an integrated ceramic filter. These integrated core-shell investment casting molds also provide filament structures corresponding to cooling hole patterns on the surface of the turbine blade or stator vane, which provide a leaching pathway for the core portion after metal casting. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180161855

Multi-piece integrated core-shell structure with standoff and/or bumper for making cast component

The present disclosure generally relates to partial integrated core-shell investment casting molds that can be assembled into complete molds. Each section of the partial mold may contain both a portion of a core and portion of a shell. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180161854

Integrated casting core-shell structure

The present disclosure generally relates to integrated core-shell investment casting molds that provide a filament structure corresponding to a cooling hole pattern in the surface of the turbine blade or stator vane, which provide a leaching pathway for the core portion after metal casting. The invention also relates to core filaments that can be used to supplement the leaching pathway, for example in a core tip portion of the mold.. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180161853

Integrated casting core-shell structure with floating tip plenum

The present disclosure generally relates to integrated core-shell investment casting molds including a main core portion, a core tip portion, and a shell portion with at least one cavity between the core portion and the shell portion. The cavity defines the shape of a cast component upon casting and removal of the ceramic mold. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180161852

Integrated casting core-shell structure with printed tubes for making cast component

The present disclosure generally relates to integrated core-shell investment casting molds that provide filament structures corresponding to cooling hole patterns on the surface of the turbine blade or stator vane, which provide a leaching pathway for the core portion after metal casting. The invention also relates to core filaments that can be used to supplement the leaching pathway, for example in a core tip portion of the mold.. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180161015

Variable speed of sound beamforming based on automatic detection of tissue type in ultrasound imaging

Systems and methods are provided for variable speed of sound beamforming based on automatic detection of tissue type in ultrasound imaging.. . ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180161008

System and method for displaying medical images of an object within a patient

A system for displaying medical images of an object within a patient is provided. The system includes: a medical imaging apparatus operative to generate the medical images of the object; and a mobile electronic device having a front side and a rear side and operative to electronically communicate with the medical imaging apparatus so as to receive the medical images from the medical imaging apparatus. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180160998

Ultrasound system and method for visualizing the flow of a liquid within an object

An ultrasound system for visualizing the flow of a liquid within an object is provided. The ultrasound system includes an ultrasound probe, a generating unit, and a display processing unit. ... General Electric Company

06/14/18 / #20180160981

Fully automated image optimization based on automated organ recognition

Systems and methods are provided for fully automated image optimization based on automated organ recognition. In medical imaging systems, during medical imaging based on a particular imaging technique, an anatomical feature in an area being imaged may be automatically identifying, and based on the identifying of the anatomical feature, one or more imaging parameters or settings for optimizing imaging quality for the identified anatomical feature may be automatically determined. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180159879

Systems and methods for cyber-attack detection at sample speed

A threat detection model creation computer receives normal monitoring node values and abnormal monitoring node values. At least some received monitoring node values may be processed with a deep learning model to determine parameters of the deep learning model (e.g., a weight matrix and affine terms). ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180159877

Multi-mode boundary selection for threat detection in industrial asset control system

According to some embodiments, streams of monitoring node signal values may be received over time that represent a current operation of an industrial asset control system. A current operating mode of the industrial asset control system may be received and used to determine a current operating mode group from a set of potential operating mode groups. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180159747

Automated feature deployment for active analytics microservices

In some embodiments, operating data may be collected from a set of enterprise system devices via a cloud-based services architecture. The operating data may be processed, for example, via requests handled by analytic microservices. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180159396

Generator connection ring support device

A generator connection ring support device includes a base, a first protruding member extending from the base, a second protruding member extending from the base substantially parallel to the first protruding member, a fastener hole extending through the base and the first protruding member, and a clamping hole extending through the base into the first slot. The clamping hole is configured to at least partly house a clamping element. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180158605

System and method for forming additive manufactured components integrally with preformed components

Additive manufacturing systems are disclosed. The systems may include a build platform for a preformed component and/or a magnetic powder material, and at least one magnet positioned adjacent the build platform. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180158604

System and method of forming additive manufactured components using radiant energy

Additive manufacturing systems are disclosed. The systems may include a build platform, and at least one magnet positioned adjacent the build platform. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180158603

System and method of forming additive manufactured components using magnetic fields

Additive manufacturing systems are disclosed. The systems may include a build platform, and at least one magnet positioned adjacent the build platform. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180158261

System and method for sensing lubricant and engine health

A system includes a sensor configured to be in contact with lubricant within an engine of a vehicle system. The sensor includes a sensing region circuit that is configured to generate stimuli at different times during an operational life of the engine. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180158159

Systems and methods for improved innovation insights and capture

Systems and techniques for identifying and capturing innovation, including applying analysis to collected innovation information for providing innovation insights are presented. A system can provide technological ways to identify innovation as it is developed, and capture the innovation in data stores. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180157928

Image analytics platform for medical data using expert knowledge models

Embodiments described herein provide an image analytics platform that follows a microservice-based architecture. The platform provides a set of algorithms implemented as microservices to design knowledge-based models. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180157903

Crowd analytics via one shot learning

Provided are techniques for assessing individual or crowd level behavior based on image data analysis. For example, in one embodiment, the techniques may include generating signatures representative of an observed behavior based on video data and performing pairwise matching by determining whether the first signature matches a second signature indicative of a query behavior.. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180157902

Techniques for assessing group level cognitive states

A security monitoring technique includes receiving data related to one or more individuals from one or more cameras in an environment. Based on the input data from the cameras, agent-based simulators are executed that each operate to generate a model of behavior of a respective individual, wherein an output of each model is symbolic sequences representative of internal experiences of the respective individual during simulation. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180157838

Feature and boundary tuning for threat detection in industrial asset control system

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

06/07/18 / #20180157831

Automated attack localization and detection

According to some embodiments, a threat detection computer platform may receive a plurality of real-time monitoring node signal values over time that represent a current operation of the industrial asset. For each stream of monitoring node signal values, the platform may generate a current monitoring node feature vector. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180157800

Methods and systems for user defined distributed learning models for medical imaging

Systems and methods are provided for user defined distributed learning models grouped based on user clusters for configuring settings of a medical diagnostic imaging system. The systems and methods are configured to maintain models with predetermined settings for at least one of system settings, image presentation settings, or anatomical structures. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180157771

Real-time adaptation of system high fidelity model in feature space

An augmented system model may include a system high fidelity model that generates a first output. The augmented system model may further include a data driven model to receive data associated with the first output and to generate a second output, and a feature space version of the second output may be output from the augmented system model. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180157402

Method and system for synchronously manipulating interdependent medical device operating parameters on a touchscreen device

A system and method for facilitating synchronous manipulation of interdependent medical device operating parameters is provided. The method includes displaying medical image data as it is acquired. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180157244

Apparatus and method for production line changeover

A production line is organized into one or more of zones. One or more production orders to produce products in a continuous sequence at a production line is accepted. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180157240

Apparatus and method for maintaining a machine

A machine part number of an industrial machine is scanned when the machine enters a facility for maintenance. The scanned number is associated with components that comprise the machine and with characteristics of the components or machine. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180157222

Apparatus and method for dynamic operation of machines

The present invention optimizes the configuration of production lines in a facility, e.g., a factory or industrial facility, through, for example, analyzing scheduling, human factors and other operational information related to the production line and/or facility. In embodiments of the invention described here, facility configuration information is obtained. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180156941

Method and system for lightning detection

Provided is a lighting system comprising at least one lightning detection site including a local controller. The lightning detection site comprises one or more sensors configured for detecting data associated with at least one from the group selected from sound, electromagnetic field, and ambient light flashes. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180156880

Partially folded gradient coil unit

A gradient coil unit having a peripheral surface enclosing a magnetic gradient axis, and a middle plane substantially perpendicular to the magnetic gradient axis at a middle portion of the gradient coil unit, comprising at least one folded coil which comprises a first set of curved conductors disposed on a first curved surface; a second set of curved conductors disposed on a second curved surface outside the first curved surface and substantially overlapping the first set of curved conductors; and a set of connecting conductors connecting selected curved conductors in the first set with selected curved conductors in the second set; wherein the set of connecting conductors is located at a first side of the middle plane.. . ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180156795

Sensitive and rapid method for detection of low levels of lal-reactive substances

Methods and systems for measuring the concentration of lal-reactive substances in fluid samples is provided. They include contacting an aqueous sample with a detection reagent to form a prepared sample. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180156694

Visual creep inspection of rotating components

This disclosure provides systems, components, and methods for visual creep inspection of rotating components, such as those in a gas turbine. A component is provided with an external surface and an axis of rotation. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180156462

Fuel nozzle assembly with micro-channel cooling

A fuel nozzle assembly includes a forward plate and an aft plate which is axially spaced from the forward plate. The aft plate includes a first side surface and a second side surface. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180156461

System and apparatus for gas turbine combustor inner cap and resonating tubes

A damping system and apparatus are disclosed for dampening acoustic pressure oscillations of a gas flow in a combustor of a gas turbine engine having at least one combustor with a combustor liner. A second inner cap portion is disposed on the at least one combustor inner liner. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180156460

Method and apparatus for gas turbine combustor inner cap and high frequency acoustic dampers

A method of making a combustor first inner cap device, and the device itself, is disclosed using the additive manufacturing process of consecutively adding material to a combustor first inner cap along an upstream axial build direction starting from a base side positioned transverse to the upstream axial build direction. Then adding material in consecutive steps to manufacture the first inner cap having at least one combustor that houses the first inner cap. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180156455

System and method for preheating a beater mill

A method for preheating a beater mill is provided. The method includes: rotating a beater wheel disposed within the beater mill to facilitate circulation of a gas stream between the beater mill and a furnace fluidly connected to each other via both a pulverized fuel conduit and a flue gas recirculation conduit; generating a burner gas via a burner disposed within the flue gas recirculation conduit such that the burner gas joins and heats the gas stream circulating through the beater mill and the furnace; and adjusting at least one of an air supply and a fuel supply to the burner via a controller based at least in part on one of a temperature of the gas stream at an entrance of the beater mill, a temperature of the gas stream at an exit of the beater mill, and an oxygen level within the beater mill.. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180156454

Systems and methods for testing flue gas cleaning systems

A sampling assembly includes a vessel that is configured to receive a flue gas stream at a predetermined temperature and a regent product. The sampling assembly also includes an agitator positioned within the vessel. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180156274

Roller element bearing with preloaded hydrodynamic cage guides

A bearing includes an inner ring having an outer surface and a cage having both an inner surface and an outer surface. The cage inner surface is positioned to be in opposition to the inner ring outer surface. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180156227

System and method for turbomachinery rotor and blade prognostics and diagnostics

Systems and methods include actuation system of turbomachinery that include an actuator configured to control pitch of vanes of the turbomachinery and a positioner configured to position the actuator to control the pitch. The actuation system also includes a controller system communicably coupled to the positioner. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180156226

System and method for turbomachinery vane diagnostics

Systems and methods include an actuation system of turbomachinery includes a first actuator configured to control pitch of vanes of the turbomachinery and a first positioner configured to position the first actuator to control the pitch of the vanes. The actuation system also includes a second actuator configured to control the pitch of the vanes of the turbomachinery and a second positioner configured to position the second actuator to control the pitch. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180156190

Wind turbine rotor blade

The present disclosure is directed to a rotor blade that includes a shell defining an interior cavity. The rotor blade also includes exterior surfaces defining a pressure side, a suction side, a leading edge, and a trailing edge. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180156132

Gas turbine engine maintenance tool

A maintenance tool for gas turbine engine includes a rail system having a plurality of rail segments insertable through one or more inspection holes of the gas turbine engine for assembly within a core air flowpath of the gas turbine engine. The maintenance tool additionally includes a maintenance head movable along the plurality of rail segments of the rail system for performing maintenance operations within the core air flowpath.. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180156128

System and apparatus for gas turbine combustor inner cap and extended resonating tubes

A damping system and apparatus are disclosed for dampening acoustic pressure oscillations of a gas flow in a combustor of a gas turbine engine having at least one combustor with a combustor liner. A second inner cap portion is disposed on the at least one combustor. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180156124

Turbine engine frame incorporating splitters

A frame apparatus for a turbine engine includes: a turbomachinery stage discharging into a downstream flowpath, the stage including a rotor carrying an array of axial-flow rotor airfoils; and a frame disposed downstream of the turbomachinery stage, the frame including: a support structure comprising at least one of a hub and an annular casing; an annular array of stationary struts carried by the support structure, each strut having an airfoil shape with spaced-apart pressure and suction sides extending between a leading edge and a trailing edge thereof, the stationary struts defining spaces therebetween; and the stationary struts defining spaces therebetween; and a plurality of splitters carried by the support structure, the splitters positioned in the spaces between the stationary struts, wherein at least one of a chord dimension of the splitters and a span dimension of the splitters is less than the corresponding dimension of the stationary struts.. . ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180156114

Bearing for turbine engines

Embodiments of bearings for turbine engines are provided herein. In some embodiments, a fan shaft assembly for a turbine engine may include a fan shaft; a stationary support; and at least one bearing disposed between the stationary support and fan shaft, the at least one bearing comprising: an inner raceway; an outer raceway; a row of a plurality of spherical roller bearings disposed between the inner raceway and outer raceway; and a cage disposed between the inner raceway and outer raceway.. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180156100

After treatment bypass for internal combustion engine during cold start and idle operation

Methods of operating an internal combustion engine that has two exhaust paths, the first path having an aftertreatment system. One method includes: operating the engine at idle; directing the exhaust flow through the first exhaust path; detecting an exhaust temperature below a predetermined temperature and/or operation of the engine at idle; and diverting all, or some, of the exhaust flow through the second exhaust path, based on the detecting. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180156074

Method and system for carbon dioxide energy storage in a power generation system

A co2 energy storage system includes a storage tank that stores a co2 slurry, including dry ice and liquid co2, at co2 triple point temperature and pressure conditions. The storage system also includes a first pump coupled in flow communication with the storage tank. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180156071

Combustion liner tool

This disclosure provides tools for installing and removing a combustion liner in a combustion casing. A mounting frame has fasteners positioned circumferentially around an end casing surface of the combustion casing and removably attaches the mounting frame to the combustion casing. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180156062

Gas turbine engine maintenance method

A method for inspecting a gas turbine engine using a maintenance tool includes assembling a plurality of rail segments of a rail system of the maintenance tool within a core air flowpath of the gas turbine engine. The gas turbine engine includes a compressor section, a combustion section, and a turbine section together defining at least in part the core air flowpath. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180156056

Additive manufactured case with internal passages for active clearance control

An engine or engine casing having an inner annular case and an outer annular case. The engine casing is formed using an additive manufacturing technique such that the inner annular case and outer annular case is formed surrounding a hollow inner annular cavity. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180156044

Engine component with flow enhancer

An apparatus for cooling an engine component such as a turbine engine airfoil, including a wall bounding an interior extending axially between a leading edge and a trailing edge and radially between a root and a tip. A cooling circuit it located within the interior of the airfoil can include a flow enhancer permitting a volume of fluid, such as air, to pass around the flow enhancer.. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180156041

Engine with chevron pin bank

An apparatus for a turbine engine, such as a gas turbine engine, can include an engine component such as an airfoil. The airfoil includes an outer wall with a pressure side and a suction side confronting a hot gas flow exterior of the airfoil. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180156039

Components having separable outer wall plugs for modulated film cooling

A component includes an outer wall that includes an exterior surface and an opposite interior surface. The component also includes at least one internal void defined adjacent the interior surface and configured to receive a cooling fluid therein. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180155815

Methods for forming vertically cracked thermal barrier coatings and articles including vertically cracked thermal barrier coatings

A method for forming a vertically cracked thermal barrier coating is disclosed including positioning an article relative to a heat source. The article includes a thermal barrier coating disposed on a first surface of a substrate, and the substrate includes a second surface distal across the substrate from the first surface. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180155618

Process for improved halide materials

Synthesizing a color stable mn4+ doped phosphor by contacting a gaseous fluorine-containing oxidizing agent with a precursor of: aabbccddxx:mn4+; aaibbicciddxxyd:mn4+; a13g2−m−nmnmmgnli3f12op; or azf4:mn4+. Where a is li, na, k, rb, cs, or a combination; b is be, mg, ca, sr, ba, or a combination; c is sc, y, b, al, ga, in, tl, or a combination; d is ti, zr, hf, rf, si, ge, sn, pb, or a combination; x is f or a combination of f and one of br, cl, and i; y is o, or a combination of o and one of s and se; a1 is na or k, or a combination; g is al, b, sc, fe, cr, ti, in, or a combination; z is la, ce, pr, nd, pm, sm, eu, gd, tb, dy, ho, er, tm, yb, lu, sc, y, in, or a combination.. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180155160

Crane system and an associated method thereof

A crane system for a wind turbine is disclosed. The crane system includes a support structure, a movable structure, a slidable device, a first actuator unit, and a plurality of second actuator units. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180155061

Control system and method

A control system having one or more controllers configured to determine a maintenance date of an engine based on monitored parameters of the engine of an aircraft. The one or more controllers also are configured to, determine an amount of coating sprayed on the engine on the determined maintenance date based on the monitored parameters and determined maintenance date. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180155060

Maintenance operation analytics

One example aspect of the present disclosure is directed to a method for enhancing a maintenance operation routine. The method includes receiving, at one or more processors, engine history data. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180154780

System and method for powering an engine-driven platform

A system for providing mechanical and electrical power in a vehicle or other engine-driven platform includes a first engine having a first power rating and a second engine having a second power rating that is less than the first power rating. The system further includes a first generator (for example, an alternator) for generating electrical power for a load operation (such as vehicle propulsion), and a second generator (for example, a dfig) for generating fixed frequency electrical power; both generators are operatively connected to and powered by the first and/or second engines. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180154525

Systems and methods for control of robotic manipulation

A robot system and method are provided that move an articulable arm relative to a target object. Perception information corresponding to a position of the arm relative to the target object is acquired. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180154490

Motorized apparatus for use with rotary machines

A motorized apparatus for use in maintaining a turbine assembly includes a body configured to move through the turbine assembly. The motorized apparatus also includes at least one maintenance device coupled to the body. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180154441

Methods and table supports for additive manufacturing

The present disclosure generally relates to methods for additive manufacturing (am) that utilize table support structures in the process of building objects, as well as novel table support structures to be used within these am processes. The table support structures include a first leg portion extending vertically from a build platform; a platform portion including a horizontal top surface supported on the first leg portion; and a plurality of supports extending from the platform portion to a downfacing surface of the object.. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180154395

Classifier and method for separating particles

A classifier for separating particles is provided. The classifier includes a rotor having a direction of rotation defined by a rotational axis of the rotor, and a plurality of blades disposed on the rotor around the rotational axis. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180154392

Cmas barrier coating and method of applying the same

A coated component, along with methods of its formation, restoration, and use, is provided. The coated component may include a substrate defining a surface; a thermal barrier coating on the surface of the substrate; a layer of environmental contaminant compositions (e.g., cmas) on the thermal barrier coating; and a chemical barrier coating on the layer of environmental contaminant compositions.. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180154383

Coating system and method

Systems and methods that provide or restore a coating to a component are provided. The systems and methods utilized an atomizing spray device. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180154381

Coating system and method

An atomizing spray device includes a housing having plural inlets and one or more outlets fluidly coupled with each other by an interior chamber. The inlets include a first inlet shaped to receive a first fluid and a second inlet shaped to receive a slurry of ceramic particles and a second fluid. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180154312

Bipolar electrodialysis methods and systems

A bipolar membrane electrodialysis method and system are described for purifying an organic acid from an aqueous solution containing the salt of the organic acid. The system includes a bipolar membrane electrodialysis stack that includes at least one three-compartment bipolar membrane electrodialysis cell and at least one two-compartment bipolar membrane electrodialysis cell. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180154026

Method for sterilizing membrane comprising glucose oxidase and associated bio-sensor

A method for sterilizing a membrane comprising an oxidoreductase enzyme, comprises: irradiating with gamma radiation the membrane comprising an oxidoreductase enzyme soaked in an aqueous buffer solution. Associated biosensors and bioreactors are also described.. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180153509

Ultrasound imaging with small-angle adjustment

Methods and systems are provided for an ultrasound probe including a small-angle adjustment element. In one embodiment, the small-angle adjustment element includes a piezoelectric actuator configured to rotate a transducer array of the ultrasound probe in response to electrical signals transmitted to the piezoelectric actuator. ... General Electric Company

06/07/18 / #20180153404

Wireless patient monitoring system and method

A method of monitoring a patient includes operating each of one or more wireless sensing devices to measure a physiological parameter from a patient and wirelessly transmit a parameter dataset, and receiving the one or more parameter datasets from the one or more wireless sensing devices. The method further includes calculating a patient condition index based on the one or more parameter datasets, wherein the patient condition index is an indicator of stability of the one or more physiological parameters. ... General Electric Company

05/31/18 / #20180152029

System and method for managing rechargable batteries for medical devices

A system for managing rechargeable batteries for medical devices includes a charging station that holds and charges multiple batteries simultaneously and an idle time module that determines a battery idle time for one or more of the multiple batteries held in the charging stations, wherein the battery idle time indicates the duration that each respective battery has been fully charged and available for use. The system further includes a battery selection indicator for each of the multiple batteries, wherein the battery selection indicator is activated based on the battery idle time to identify that the respective battery should be selected for use.. ... General Electric Company

05/31/18 / #20180150598

Methods and systems for compliance accreditation for medical diagnostic imaging

Methods and systems are provided for automatically determining compliance of industry standard protocols and/or accreditation standards for medical diagnostic imaging, such as for ultrasound imaging systems. The systems and methods select a first medical image from a set of medical images, and identify a structure of interest based on a diagnostic selection. ... General Electric Company

05/31/18 / #20180150036

Systems and methods for concept drift learning with alternating learners

According to some embodiments, a system and method are provided to model a sparse data asset. The system comprises a processor and a non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising instructions that when executed by the processor perform a method to model a sparse data asset. ... General Electric Company

05/31/18 / #20180149691

Methods and systems for open-phase detection in power transformers

The open-phase condition of a standby power transformer is detected by monitoring functions of the phase currents. The functions have parameters calculated based on reference currents, which constitute a “fingerprint” when all the phases are connected.. ... General Electric Company

05/31/18 / #20180149364

Combustor with axially staged fuel injection

A combustor with axially staged fuel injection includes a plurality of nozzle segments annularly arranged about a center fuel nozzle. Each nozzle segment includes a fuel plenum partially defined between a forward plate and an aft plate and a plurality of tubes that extends through the fuel plenum and the aft plate. ... General Electric Company

05/31/18 / #20180149363

Model-less combustion dynamics autotune

This disclosure relates to systems and methods for tuning combustion dynamics in a combustor. In one embodiment of the disclosure, a method includes providing, via at least one sensor, combustion dynamics amplitude data associated with a combustor. ... General Electric Company

05/31/18 / #20180149094

Emissions modeling for gas turbine engines

Systems and methods for regulating fuel at a power plant are provided. One example aspect of the present disclosure is directed to a method for regulating fuel at a power plant. ... General Electric Company

05/31/18 / #20180149093

Turbine engine and method of cooling thereof

A turbine engine including a core engine cowl including a compartment, a cooling airflow source positioned within the compartment, and a full authority digital engine control (fadec) system coupled in communication with the cooling airflow source. The fadec system is configured to determine a flight status of the turbine engine, and actuate the cooling airflow source when the turbine engine is not in flight, and before the turbine engine has been shut down, such that heat is exhausted from the compartment.. ... General Electric Company

05/31/18 / #20180149086

Turbine engine and method of cooling thereof

A turbine engine including a core engine cowl including a compartment, and a cooling system positioned within the compartment. The cooling system includes a cooling fan configured to exhaust heat from the compartment, a temperature sensor configured to monitor a temperature within the compartment, and a controller coupled in communication with the cooling fan and the temperature sensor. ... General Electric Company

05/31/18 / #20180149085

Exhaust frame cooling via cooling flow reversal

This application provides exhaust frame cooling systems for use with gas turbine engines. Example systems may include an exhaust system for use with a gas turbine engine. ... General Electric Company

05/31/18 / #20180149038

Gas turbine engine wash system

A wash system for a gas turbine engine includes a core turning assembly having a motor configured to be mechanically coupled to the gas turbine engine. The rotor of the core turning assembly is further configured to rotate one or more components of a compressor section or a turbine section of the gas turbine engine at a rotational speed greater than two (2) revolutions per minute and less than five hundred (500) revolutions per minute during washing operations of the gas turbine engine.. ... General Electric Company

05/31/18 / #20180149028

Impingement insert for a gas turbine engine

The present disclosure is directed to a gas turbine engine that includes a hot gas path component having an inner surface and defining a hot gas path component cavity. An impingement insert is positioned within the hot gas path component cavity. ... General Electric Company

05/31/18 / #20180149022

Guide vane assembly for a rotary machine and methods of assembling the same

A blade includes an airfoil, a stationary portion coupled to a radially inner end of the airfoil, and a leakage flow guide vane assembly coupled to the stationary portion. The leakage flow guide vane assembly includes a plurality of passages defined therein. ... General Electric Company

05/31/18 / #20180148949

Connection assembly for wind turbine tower

A connection assembly for a tower of a wind turbine is provided. The connection assembly includes a first tower section segment having an inner surface spaced apart from an outer surface. ... General Electric Company

05/31/18 / #20180148232

Apparatus and method for securing a vessel

An apparatus for securing a vessel includes a primary cap having a threaded portion that is configured to selectively engage corresponding threads of a vessel to secure the primary cap to the vessel, and at least one projection. The apparatus further includes a removable secondary cap configured to engage the primary cap to secure the vessel, the secondary cap including at least one lug, the lug having a shear zone that contacts the projection when the primary and secondary caps are engaged and secured to a vessel. ... General Electric Company

05/31/18 / #20180148077

System and method for controlling a vehicle system

A system (e.g., a control system) includes a sensor configured to monitor an operating condition of a vehicle system during movement of the vehicle system along a route. The system also includes a controller configured to designate one or more operational settings for the vehicle system as a function of time and/or distance along the route.. ... General Electric Company

05/31/18 / #20180147795

Automatic systems and methods for stacking composite plies

A method and an automatic layup system for making a stack of a plurality of composite plies are presented. The automatic layup system includes a stacking assembly located in a first plane and a layup tool located in a second plane parallel to the first plane. ... General Electric Company

05/31/18 / #20180147714

Multi-joint tools with cylindrical segments

This application provides tools for use with gas turbine engines. Example tools may include multi joint tools for use in a complex environment that has accessibility constraints, such as with a gas turbine engine. ... General Electric Company

05/31/18 / #20180147024

Wireless sensor and monitored patient association system and method

Systems and methods for wireless sensing include a wireless senor which includes a physiological sensor and an identification sensor. The physiological sensor obtains physiological data from a patient and the identification sensor detects a unique characteristic of the patient as identification data. ... General Electric Company

05/31/18 / #20180146954

Method of ultrasound apparatus parameters configuration and an ultrasound apparatus of using the same

A method and ultrasound apparatus for configuring a parameter of the ultrasound apparatus includes pre-obtaining at least two corresponding ultrasound images according to at least two pre-set values of the parameter. The method includes displaying the at least two ultrasound images simultaneously, selecting one of the displayed ultrasound images, and configuring the parameter to a pre-set value corresponding to the selected ultrasound image.. ... General Electric Company

05/31/18 / #20180146939

Detector supporting apparatus and an x-ray imaging device

A detector support device is described comprising a bracket, slide and detector trays, a connector and a cable. The connector comprises detector and cable interfaces, wherein the detector interface is installed on the detector tray to connect to the detector, and an accommodation cavity, in which the cable interface is located, is opened from an upper surface of the slide tray. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180146266

System and method for controlling authentication of a physiological acquistion device by a patient monitor

A patient monitor includes a data connector configured to connect to a corresponding data connector of an approved physiological data acquisition device to provide data transmission to and from the approved physiological data acquisition device, and a power connector configured to connect to a corresponding power connector of the approved physiological data acquisition device to provide power to the approved physiological data acquisition device. The patient monitor further includes a control module configured to detect connection of a corresponding power connector of an unidentified device at the power connection port and/or a corresponding data connector of the unidentified device to the data connector, and provide a limited power amount to the unidentified device through the power connector. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180145620

Systems and methods for providing grid stability

Exciter circuitry includes a controller that receives a first signal requesting that a generator coupled to the exciter circuitry stop providing real power to an electrical grid. The controller also sends a second signal to a turbine control system of a turbine coupled to the generator to close at least one fuel nozzle, at least one inlet guide vane, or at least one variable stator vane in response to receiving the first signal. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180145609

Hybrid switch for inverter of computed tomography system

An inverter for a computed tomography (ct) system is provided. The inverter includes a hybrid switch. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180145600

System and method for integrating hybrid energy storage into direct current power systems

A modular power conversion device includes at least one first-type energy storage device (esd) configured to induce a first direct current (dc) voltage, and at least one active power link module (aplm) string coupled to the at least one first-type esd. The at least one aplm string includes a plurality of aplms coupled to each other. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180145499

Bipolar dc power transmission scheme

A bipolar dc power transmission scheme including first and second dc poles, each including a respective dc power transmission medium extending between first and second ends; a plurality of converters wherein each end of the transmission medium of each of the poles is operatively connected to at least one of the converters to form a rectifier and an inverter at opposite ends of the dc power transmission media; and a controller to operate at least one converter of one of the rectifier and inverter in a control mode and at least one converter of the other of the rectifier and inverter in a second control mode in response to a fault occurring on either of the poles. Additionally, the first control mode decreases and the second control mode increases the operating dc voltage of the or each corresponding converter from a normal operating voltage value.. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180145444

X-ray tube high voltage connector with integrated heating transformer

A high voltage connector is provided. The high voltage connector includes multiple electrical conductors, and at least one autotransformer. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180145351

Fuel cell system and shutdown method thereof

A fuel cell system is disclosed, which includes an anode recirculation loop including a fuel cell stack for generating power, a fuel supply device for providing a fuel to the anode recirculation loop, an air supply device for providing air to a cathode of the fuel cell stack, a voltage monitoring device for monitoring a voltage of the fuel cell stack, and an anode protection controller. The anode protection controller decreases a current drawn from the fuel cell stack by a predetermined amount whenever the voltage of the fuel cell stack drops below a predetermined voltage threshold and decreases a fuel flowrate provided to the anode recirculation loop based on the decreased current, so as to maintain a steam to carbon ratio in the anode recirculation loop above a predetermined steam to carbon ratio limit. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180144902

X-ray tube ion barrier

In the present invention, a cathode is formed with one or more emitters energized to emit electrons that are accelerated towards an anode or target spaced from the cathode. Between the cathode and the target is disposed an ion barrier electrode defining an aperture therein disposed in alignment with the emitters to enable the electron beam to pass through the electrode. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180144851

Superconducting magnet system with cooling assembly

A superconducting magnet system is provided. The superconducting magnet system includes a coil former, superconducting coils supported by the coil former, and one or more cooling assemblies. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180144830

Clinical content-driven architecture systems and methods of use

Certain examples provide methods, systems and apparatus of content-driven clinical information management. An example method includes facilitating authoring of content and combination of the content into a content-based application, wherein content represents a parameterization of instructions to instruct the content-based application how to operate, the content formulated according to one or more detailed clinical models. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180144823

Imaging protocl manager pushing systems and methods

A cloud-based imaging protocol manager pushes standard imaging protocols from the cloud to imaging devices registered with the protocol manager. The protocol manager maintains a library storing standard imaging protocols, determines whether an imaging device is compatible with the standard protocol(s) to be pushed, creates a push command which requests pushing the standard protocol(s) to a compatible imaging device, stores the push command in a command queue, converts the standard protocol(s) to raw protocol(s) usable by the imaging device. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180144600

Peripheral alarm devices for generating alarms and monitoring systems including alarm devices

Peripheral alarm device for a patient monitoring system. In an embodiment, the peripheral alarm device includes an audio speaker and an audio detector. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180144466

Deep learning medical systems and methods for image acquisition

Methods and apparatus for improved deep learning for image acquisition are provided. An imaging system configuration apparatus includes a training learning device including a first processor to implement a first deep learning network (dln) to learn a first set of imaging system configuration parameters based on a first set of inputs from a plurality of prior image acquisitions to configure at least one imaging system for image acquisition, the training learning device to receive and process feedback including operational data from the plurality of image acquisitions by the at least one imaging system. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180144465

Deep learning medical systems and methods for medical procedures

Methods and apparatus for monitoring and improving imaging system operation are provided. An example apparatus includes a first deployed deep learning network (dln) which operates with an acquisition engine to generate an imaging device configuration. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180144457

Virtual blade inspection

A system and method for virtually inspecting a blade stage is disclosed. The system may include a digitizing device for obtaining a three-dimensional model of a shroud of each blade of the blade stage. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180144243

Hardware system design improvement using deep learning algorithms

Methods and apparatus for deep learning-based system design improvement are provided. An example system design engine apparatus includes a deep learning network (dln) model associated with each component of a target system to be emulated, each dln model to be trained using known input and known output, wherein the known input and known output simulate input and output of the associated component of the target system, and wherein each dln model is connected as each associated component to be emulated is connected in the target system to form a digital model of the target system. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180144214

Deep learning medical systems and methods for image reconstruction and quality evaluation

Methods and apparatus to automatically generate an image quality metric for an image are provided. An example method includes automatically processing a first medical image using a deployed learning network model to generate an image quality metric for the first medical image, the deployed learning network model generated from a digital learning and improvement factory including a training network, wherein the training network is tuned using a set of labeled reference medical images of a plurality of image types, and wherein a label associated with each of the labeled reference medical images indicates a central tendency metric associated with image quality of the image. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180143623

Communication systems

A communication system includes wired communication devices onboard vehicles of a vehicle system, wireless communication devices disposed onboard other vehicles, and a controller. The controller remotely controls movement of some vehicles via communication with the wired communication devices and establishes a wireless communication link with other vehicles. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180143146

Steam wetness measurement with microwave tomography

A system for measuring steam wetness, including: a plurality of microwave sensors for detecting microwave signals passing through a supply of steam flowing through a cavity; a calibration system for calibrating the plurality of microwave sensors; a film measurement system for measuring a characteristic of a film flowing along an inner surface of the cavity; a system for determining a characteristic of the steam flowing through the cavity based on data provided by the plurality of microwave sensors; and a system for determining a wetness of the steam flowing through the cavity based on the characteristic of the steam flowing through the cavity and the characteristic of the film flowing along the inner surface of the cavity.. . ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180142966

Tube sheet apparatus and heat exchanger

An apparatus (e.g., tube sheet) includes a plate piece, a sleeve piece, and a tube piece. The plate piece defines a hole. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180142956

Single pass cross-flow heat exchanger

The present application provides a heat exchanger for exchanging heat between two fluid flows in cross-flow arrangement. The heat exchanger includes at least one heat exchanging module including a first heat exchanging component and a second heat exchanging component. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180142892

System and method for impingement cooling of turbine system components

A combustor includes a combustor shell, an inner liner disposed inside the combustor shell and having an inner surface defining a cavity configured to receive hot combustion gases from a combustion chamber of the combustor, and an outer surface, the combustor shell and the inner liner defining an annular flow channel therebetween, and a segment carrier operatively connected to the inner liner and operative to receive an upper portion of the inner liner, the segment carrier and the inner liner defining a purging cavity therebetween. The inner liner includes a plurality of impingement jet holes configured to direct a flow of cooling air from the annular flow channel to the purging cavity.. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180142889

System and method for active cooling of a grate bar for an incinerator of a waste-to-energy plant

A cooling system for a grate bar of an incinerator of solid materials is provided includes a feed grate having a plurality of grate bars, at least one of the grate bars including a body having a top surface, a bottom surface, a first end and a second end, a first aperture in the body and a second aperture in the body, and an internal passageway defined within the body and fluidly connecting the first aperture to the second aperture, the first aperture arranged to receive a gas therethrough into the body, and the second aperture arranged to provide an egress for the gas out of the body. The cooling system further includes a manifold duct fluidly coupled to the second aperture for receiving the gas from the second aperture. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180142809

Systems and methods for ensuring the correct orientation of tubing in a gas turbine engine

A method for ensuring the correct orientation of tubing in a gas turbine engine. The method including prefabricating a first alignment bend in a first tube, prefabricating a second alignment bend in a second tube, aligning the first alignment bend in the same plane as the second alignment bend to place the first tube and the second tube in the correct orientation during installation, and connecting the first tube and the second tube.. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180142741

System and method for synchronous condenser clutch

A method of configuring a power generation unit for synchronous condensing operation includes coupling a clutch to a generator shaft of a generator without moving the generator along a generator axis of the generator shaft. The method also includes coupling the clutch to a turbine shaft of a turbine via a spacer without moving the turbine along a turbine axis of the turbine. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180142627

System and method for determining fuel composition for fuel used in gas turbines

A system is provided. The system includes a combustor assembly that receives a fuel flow. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180142625

Systems and methods for reducing airflow imbalances in turbines

A turbine system may include several air lines that extend from a compressor to a turbine, and the air lines may have valves. Additionally, the turbine system may also include several sensors that are coupled to the valves, several actuators that are coupled to the valves, and a controller that can send a command to set a valve position of one of the valves based at least partially on a valve position of another valve.. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180142564

Combined turbine nozzle and shroud deflection limiter

A gas turbine engine annular turbine nozzle assembly includes airfoils extending between inner and outer band segments coaxial and circumscribed about a centerline axis. Shroud segment extends downstream from outer band segment. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180142561

Turbomachine bucket with radial support, shim and related turbomachine rotor

Various aspects include a turbomachine bucket, corresponding shim and related turbine rotor. In some cases, a steam turbine bucket includes: a blade having a first end, and a second end opposite the first end; a tip at the first end of the blade; and a base at the second end, the base including a dovetail for complementing a corresponding dovetail slot in a steam turbine rotor, the dovetail having: a body; a plurality of projections extending from the body in opposing directions for complementing a plurality of recesses in the corresponding dovetail slot; and a shim locking slot extending through the body along the opposing directions, the shim locking slot being open at a bottom surface of the body and sized to engage a shim.. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180142560

Installation or removal of turbine blade at turbine blade base

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

05/24/18 / #20180142559

Cooling structure for a turbine component

A tip cooling apparatus for a turbine airfoil includes: a tip cap; a pair of spaced-apart tip walls connected to, extending around, and projecting outwardly from the tip cap so as to surround a central portion of the tip cap; a pocket defined by the tip walls; at least one feed hole passing through the tip cap or tip walls, communicating with the pocket; and a cooling matrix disposed in the pocket, the cooling matrix being an organized structure including an inlet surface having a plurality of inlets communicating with the pocket, and an outlet surface having a plurality of outlets, and further comprising a plurality of interior passages interconnecting the inlets to the outlets, with no line-of-sight therebetween.. . ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180141871

Composite material and method for making

A method for making a composite material includes disposing a quantity of liquid comprising at least 90 weight percent molten boron within pores of a porous preform, the preform comprising a preform material; and reacting at least a portion of the molten boron with a portion of the preform material to form a solid ceramic reaction product, thereby forming a ceramic matrix composite material. An article comprises a composite material; the composite material comprises a fibrous phase disposed within a matrix. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180141826

Water desalination system and method for fast cooling saline water using fast freeze process

A desalinating system and process is disclosed. The desalination system comprises using a freeze or fast-cooling process to freeze saline water droplets in a controlled manner that provides for diffusion of salt ions to a center of each frozen saline water droplet and formation of salt crystals surrounded by pure water crystals. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180141565

Vehicle control systems and methods

Aspects of the subject technology relate to systems and methods for monitoring component wear to prevent premature component failure. A control system for a system having one or more mechanical or electronic components may include a life manager that monitors accumulated wear of the one or more components. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180141160

In-line laser scanner for controlled cooling rates of direct metal laser melting

A method of controlling the cooling rate of a melt pool of a powder bed includes directing a first laser beam on the powder bed to form a melt pool; coaxially aligning a second laser beam with the first laser beam; and laterally offsetting a focus spot of the second laser beam with respect to the melt pool, wherein the second laser beam heats but does not melt powder within the focus spot.. . ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180141122

Methods and spoke supports for additive manufacturing

The present disclosure generally relates to methods for additive manufacturing (am) that utilize spoke support structures in the process of building objects, as well as novel spoke support structures to be used within these am processes. The object includes a first portion and a second portion. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180140999

Decomposition of ammonium halides for mercury emissions reduction

Apparatus and methods for coal combustion and for flue gas mercury emissions reduction following the combustion of coal use ammonium halides. Ammonium halides are supplied to a perforated housing within a duct for decomposition and release of nh3 and hbr or hcl into the flue gas for oxidation of elemental mercury present in the flue gas. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180140988

Rotational aid for self-cleaning filter

A filter assembly for a gas turbine system includes a filter element configured to remove entrained particles from air which passes through the filter element in a first direction toward a central air passageway. A motion generator arranged to rotate the filter element about a longitudinal axis extending in an airflow direction of the air passageway to cause particles accumulated on the filter element to fall downwardly away from the filter element due to gravity.. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180140279

Method and system for enhanced detection and visualization of a surgical needle in ultrasound data by performing shear wave elasticity imaging

An ultrasound system provides enhanced detection and visualization of a surgical needle in ultrasound data by performing shear wave elasticity imaging. A shear wave is induced in biological tissue having a surgical needle inserted therein. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180140278

Ultrasound transducers having electrical traces on acoustic backing structures and methods of making the same

An ultrasound transducer includes a transducer array having a plurality of transducer elements. The transducer array has a first side and a second side. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180140271

Imaging protocol manager pulling systems and methods

Apparatus, systems, and methods for imaging protocol management are disclosed and described. An example imaging protocol manager includes an orchestrator, a baseliner, and a protocol application. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180140270

Methods and systems for patient scan setup

Methods and systems are provided for automatically adjusting a position of a table configured to be positioned in a bore of a medical imaging device. The table may be adjusted according to one or more of a table elevation, an anatomical reference, and a start scan location. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180140261

Patient support system and method for medical imaging

A patient support system includes a support beam that may translocate along an axial axis of a medical imaging system. At least a portion of the support beam may be disposed within a central bore of the medical imaging system. ... General Electric Company

05/24/18 / #20180140229

Method and system of measuring patient position

A method of measuring patient position by a patient monitoring system includes providing a first position sensor attachable to a portion of the patient, and providing a hub device that includes a calibration position sensor. A first calibration position measurement is received from the calibration position sensor while the hub device is aligned with the portion of the patient where the first position sensor is attached. ... General Electric Company

05/17/18 / #20180139821

Method and apparatus for autonomous lighting control

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

05/17/18 / #20180139810

Power factor correction optimization by digital feedback

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

05/17/18 / #20180139283

A monitoring assembly for an industrial ontrol system

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

05/17/18 / #20180139205

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

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

05/17/18 / #20180139062

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

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

05/17/18 / #20180138976

Determining position via multiple cameras and vlc technology

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

05/17/18 / #20180138821

Improvements in or relating to voltage source converters

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

05/17/18 / #20180138772

Electrical insulation systems and insulated components for electrical machine

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

05/17/18 / #20180138767

High speed electric machine with embedded rotor magnets

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

05/17/18 / #20180138766

High speed electric machine

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

05/17/18 / #20180138761

High speed electric machine

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

05/17/18 / #20180138692

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

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

05/17/18 / #20180138626

Electrical distribution apparatus including barrier and methods of assembling same

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

05/17/18 / #20180138607

Electrical distribution apparatus including barrier and methods of assembling same

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

05/17/18 / #20180138002

Improvements in or relating to voltage source converters

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

05/17/18 / #20180137431

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

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

05/17/18 / #20180137424

Methods and systems for identifying gaps in predictive model ontology

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

05/17/18 / #20180137361

Systems and methods for analyzing turns at an airport

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

05/17/18 / #20180137277

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

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

05/17/18 / #20180137219

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

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

05/17/18 / #20180137218

Systems and methods for similarity-based information augmentation

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

05/17/18 / #20180137093

Machine learning templates in a machine learning framework

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

05/17/18 / #20180136798

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

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

05/17/18 / #20180136671

Pulse valve with pressure vessel penetration

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

05/17/18 / #20180136617

Systems and methods for continuously modeling industrial asset performance

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

05/17/18 / #20180136172

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

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

05/17/18 / #20180135697

Bearing cages for roller bearing assemblies

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

05/17/18 / #20180135646

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

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

05/17/18 / #20180135638

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

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

05/17/18 / #20180135602

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

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

05/17/18 / #20180135596

System for wind turbine blade actuation

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

05/17/18 / #20180135536

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

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

05/17/18 / #20180135534

Systems and methods for adaptive fuel distribution in fuel circuits

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

05/17/18 / #20180135533

Low partial load emission control for gas turbine system

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

05/17/18 / #20180135532

Auto-thermal fuel nozzle flow modulation

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

05/17/18 / #20180135531

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

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

05/17/18 / #20180135530

Systems and methods for adaptively purging fuel circuits

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

05/17/18 / #20180135528

Systems and methods for adaptively prefilling fuel circuits

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

05/17/18 / #20180135527

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

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

05/17/18 / #20180135519

Turbine assembly

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

05/17/18 / #20180135518

Cooling system for a turbine engine

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

05/17/18 / #20180135517

Monolithic superstructure for load path optimization

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

05/17/18 / #20180135515

System and method for fluid acoustic treatment

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

05/17/18 / #20180135514

Sound attenuating system for gas turbine engine

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

05/17/18 / #20180135467

Cooling of gas turbine at varying loads

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

05/17/18 / #20180135465

Support structures for rotors

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

05/17/18 / #20180135461

Cooling shrouds

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

05/17/18 / #20180135456

Modeling to detect gas turbine anomalies

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

05/17/18 / #20180135440

Combined balance weight and anti-rotation key

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

05/17/18 / #20180135430

Support for a multi-wall core

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

05/17/18 / #20180135425

Methods and apparatuses using cast in core reference features

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

05/17/18 / #20180135423

Double impingement slot cap assembly

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

05/17/18 / #20180134407

Method and apparatus for undercowl flow diversion cooling

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

05/17/18 / #20180134170

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

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

05/17/18 / #20180133685

Method and device for making polymer microparticles

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

05/17/18 / #20180132822

Ultrasound system and apparatus having a portable storage bin

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

05/17/18 / #20180132805

Scintillator sealing for solid state x-ray detector

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

05/17/18 / #20180132719

System and method of workflow management

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

05/10/18 / #20180132170

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

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

05/10/18 / #20180131583

Automatic provisioning of cloud services

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

05/10/18 / #20180131224

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

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

05/10/18 / #20180131189

Dynamic line rating determination apparatus and associated method

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

05/10/18 / #20180131020

Power generation system using cascaded fuel cells and associated methods thereof

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

05/10/18 / #20180130783

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

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

05/10/18 / #20180130770

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

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

05/10/18 / #20180130762

Stacked electronics package and method of manufacturing thereof

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

05/10/18 / #20180130747

Stacked electronics package and method of manufacturing thereof

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

05/10/18 / #20180130732

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

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

05/10/18 / #20180130731

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

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

05/10/18 / #20180130567

Target assembly and isotope production system

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

05/10/18 / #20180130254

Indoor geospatial site builder engine

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

05/10/18 / #20180130201

Combined medical imaging

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

05/10/18 / #20180130003

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

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

05/10/18 / #20180129959

Methods and systems for programmatically selecting predictive model parameters

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

05/10/18 / #20180129941

Methods and systems for capturing analytic model authoring knowledge

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

05/10/18 / #20180129782

System and method for saving medical imaging data

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

05/10/18 / #20180129721

Systems and methods for managing aviation records

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

05/10/18 / #20180129714

Apparatus and method for tag mapping with industrial machines

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

05/10/18 / #20180129649

Systems and methods for internationalization support

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

05/10/18 / #20180129301

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

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

05/10/18 / #20180128492

Mini mixing fuel nozzle assembly with mixing sleeve

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

05/10/18 / #20180128491

Multi-point centerbody injector mini mixing fuel nozzle assembly

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

05/10/18 / #20180128490

Multi-point injection mini mixing fuel nozzle assembly

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

05/10/18 / #20180128489

Centerbody injector mini mixer fuel nozzle assembly

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

05/10/18 / #20180128488

Fuel nozzle assembly with impingement purge

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

05/10/18 / #20180128342

Controllable magneto-rheological device for gas turbine engine

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

05/10/18 / #20180128283

Metal surface preparation

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

05/10/18 / #20180128241

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

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

05/10/18 / #20180128206

Gas turbine engine

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

05/10/18 / #20180128182

System and method for starting gas turbine engines

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

05/10/18 / #20180128181

Diffuser removal tool

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

05/10/18 / #20180128177

Method for forming a hole in an engine component

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

05/10/18 / #20180128175

System and method for flexible fuel usage for gas turbines

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

05/10/18 / #20180128174

Transition manifolds for cooling channel connections in cooled structures

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

05/10/18 / #20180128134

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

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

05/10/18 / #20180128129

Nozzle maintenance apparatus and method

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

05/10/18 / #20180128113

Airfoil assembly with a cooling circuit

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

05/10/18 / #20180127626

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

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

05/10/18 / #20180127575

Process for improving the cold-flow properties of paraffinic oils

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

05/10/18 / #20180126670

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

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

05/10/18 / #20180126590

Method for forming articles through casting or injection molding

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

05/10/18 / #20180126587

Apparatus for forming articles through casting or injection molding

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

05/10/18 / #20180126502

Installation or removal of turbine blade at turbine blade base

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

05/10/18 / #20180126499

Threaded coupon for repair of superalloy part

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

05/10/18 / #20180126489

In-situ laser machining using mirrored optics

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

05/10/18 / #20180125460

Methods and systems for medical imaging systems

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

05/03/18 / #20180124938

High power feedthrough for use with a high frequency power converter

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

05/03/18 / #20180124341

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

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

05/03/18 / #20180123476

Reduced electromagnetic interference power module systems and methods

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

05/03/18 / #20180123468

Switch systems for controlling conduction of multi-phase current

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

05/03/18 / #20180123398

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

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

05/03/18 / #20180123350

Switch systems for controlling conduction of multi-phase current

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

05/03/18 / #20180123346

Detection and mitigation of instability of synchronous machines

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

05/03/18 / #20180123334

Low inductance busbar systems and methods

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

05/03/18 / #20180122609

Main shaft for the operation mechanism of a circuit breaker

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

05/03/18 / #20180122608

Enclosure for the operation mechanism of a circuit breaker

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

05/03/18 / #20180122549

Multi-winding high sensitivity current transformer

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

05/03/18 / #20180122082

Automated segmentation using deep learned priors

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

05/03/18 / #20180121774

Digital label and asset tracking interface

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

05/03/18 / #20180121760

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

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

05/03/18 / #20180121258

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

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

05/03/18 / #20180121201

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

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

05/03/18 / #20180121183

Scalable and secure analytic model integration and deployment platform

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

05/03/18 / #20180121171

Integrated development environment for analytic authoring

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

05/03/18 / #20180121170

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

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

05/03/18 / #20180120865

Systems and methods for detecting solid particles

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

05/03/18 / #20180120825

Protection monitoring system with fault indicators

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

05/03/18 / #20180120399

Method and apparatus for correcting uniformity of a magnetic resonance imagine

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

05/03/18 / #20180120395

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

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

05/03/18 / #20180120394

System and method for magnetic resonance imaging one or more subjects

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

05/03/18 / #20180120392

Superconducting magnet cooling system

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

05/03/18 / #20180120391

System and method for magnetic resonance imaging one or more subjects

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

05/03/18 / #20180120246

Nondestructive inspection method for coatings and ceramic matrix composites

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

05/03/18 / #20180120136

Time-varying flow estimation for virtual flow metering applications

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

05/03/18 / #20180119958

Combustor assembly with mounted auxiliary component

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

05/03/18 / #20180119952

System and method for removing ash deposits within a boiler

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

05/03/18 / #20180119671

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

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

05/03/18 / #20180119618

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

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

05/03/18 / #20180119577

System and method for providing supercritical steam

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

05/03/18 / #20180119576

Exhaust collector railing removal tool

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

05/03/18 / #20180119574

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

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

05/03/18 / #20180119570

Interwoven near surface cooled channels for cooled structures

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

05/03/18 / #20180119568

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

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

05/03/18 / #20180119270

Articles for high temperature service and methods for making

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

05/03/18 / #20180119050

Low viscosity lubricating oil compositions for turbomachines

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

05/03/18 / #20180118360

Managing an input device

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

05/03/18 / #20180118238

System for controlling or monitoring a vehicle system along a route

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

05/03/18 / #20180118237

System for controlling or monitoring a vehicle system along a route

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

05/03/18 / #20180118228

System and method for controlling a vehicle

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

05/03/18 / #20180117854

Build plate for additive manufacturing systems

Various embodiments include a build plate for additive manufacturing, along with a related system. The build plate may include: a first build surface having at least one recess therein; and at least one block configured to matingly engage with, and disengage with, the at least one recess, the block including a second build surface.. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180117760

Robotic sensing apparatus and methods of sensor planning

The present disclosure is directed to a computer-implemented method of sensor planning for acquiring samples via an apparatus including one or more sensors. The computer-implemented method includes defining, by one or more computing devices, an area of interest; identifying, by the one or more computing devices, one or more sensing parameters for the one or more sensors; determining, by the one or more computing devices, a sampling combination for acquiring a plurality of samples by the one or more sensors based at least in part on the one or more sensing parameters; and providing, by the one or more computing devices, one or more command control signals to the apparatus including the one or more sensors to acquire the plurality of samples of the area of interest using the one or more sensors based at least on the sampling combination.. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180117661

System, method and apparatus for manufacturing boiler tubes

A method for manufacturing boiler tubes includes the steps of removing end caps from a plurality of tubes, the plurality of tubes including at least a first tube and a second tube, cleaning an outer surface of the first tube and the second tube, forming a weld preparation on an upstream end of the first tube, forming a weld preparation on a downstream end of the second tube, welding the upstream end of the first tube to the downstream end of the second tube to form a butt weld, to produce a long tube, and with an automated device, measuring a parameter of at least the first tube and the second tube. The steps of removing the end caps, cleaning the outer surface of the tubes, forming the weld preparations, welding the first tube to the second tube, and measuring the parameter are performed autonomously.. ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180117342

High current flexible feedthrough for use with a power converter

A feedthrough includes a first printed circuit board, a first flexible conductive element coupled to and extending from an edge of the first printed circuit board, a second printed circuit board, and a second flexible conductive element coupled to and extending from an edge of the second printed circuit board.. . ... General Electric Company

05/03/18 / #20180116616

System and method to maintain engagement of gears for x-ray imaging system

An x-ray imaging system includes a gantry, rotatable about an axis of rotation, a radiation source mounted on the gantry and configured to emit radiation, and one or more detectors configured to detect the emitted radiation. The gantry includes a gear assembly coupled to a motor to enable rotation of the gantry, wherein the gear assembly comprises a gantry gear. ... General Electric Company

04/19/18 / #20180109369

Systems and methods for synchronizing time sources within a protection zone of a digital power substation

Provided is a system for synchronizing time sources within a protection zone of a digital power substation. The system includes a global time source, a processing communication network, an electronic, and a process unit. ... General Electric Company

04/19/18 / #20180109219

System and method for sensorless control of electric machines using magnetic alignment signatures

A system and method for position sensorless control of an ac electric machine is disclosed. A drive system for driving an ac electric machine provides a primary current excitation to drive the ac electric machine, the primary current excitation comprising a current vector having a magnitude and angle. ... General Electric Company

04/19/18 / #20180109218

System and method for sensorless control of electric machines using magnetic alignment signatures

A system and method for position sensorless control of an ac electric machine is disclosed. A drive system for driving an ac electric machine provides a primary current excitation to drive the ac electric machine, the primary current excitation comprising a current vector having a magnitude and angle. ... General Electric Company

04/19/18 / #20180108178

System and method for measurement based quality inspection

A method for inspecting a component includes generating measurement data of the component, using a measurement device coupled to an optical marker device. The method further includes generating co-ordinate data of the measurement device, using the optical marker device and at least one camera. ... General Electric Company

04/19/18 / #20180107965

Methods and systems related to allocating field engineering resources for power plant maintenance

A system for allocating field engineers to perform maintenance tasks according to a generated allocation schedule, the maintenance tasks occurring during a planning cycle at customer power plants dispersed within a territory. The system may include a database that stores data related to field engineer and task constraints. ... General Electric Company

04/19/18 / #20180107737

Apparatus and method for determining key performance indicators

A data processing apparatus is deployed at a cloud network, and includes a plurality of data nodes, a receiver circuit, and an aggregation circuit. The receiver circuit is coupled to the plurality of data nodes and is configured to receive downtime records from a plurality of industrial machines, and to selectively route the downtime records to selected ones of the plurality of data nodes based upon a predetermined criteria. ... General Electric Company

04/19/18 / #20180107691

Intelligent electrical distribution grid control system data

Aspects of a multi-level electrical distribution control system associated with an electrical distribution grid are disclosed. Data access and processing across the multi-level control system and the electrical distribution grid can provide improved utilization of energy within the electrical distribution grid. ... General Electric Company

04/19/18 / #20180107610

Industrial control adjacent input-output modules and methods thereof

Exemplified methods and systems are disclosed that provide a control io device comprising a head unit and a plurality of io slices coupled to a common backplane in which two or more adjacent io slices are functionally connected to one another over an independent io bus to form a functional io slice group.. . ... General Electric Company

04/19/18 / #20180106482

Combustor inlet flow conditioner

A combustor includes an inlet flow conditioner. The inlet flow conditioner includes a sleeve that circumferentially surrounds a portion of a fuel nozzle assembly and that extends from a forward end of a combustion liner to an inner surface of an end cover. ... General Electric Company

04/19/18 / #20180106274

Gas turbine engine

A gas turbine engine includes a fan section having a single-stage fan, a core turbine engine, and a nacelle at least partially surrounding the fan of the fan section and the core turbine engine. The gas turbine engine also includes an outlet guide vane extending between a casing of the core turbine engine and the nacelle. ... General Electric Company

04/19/18 / #20180106272

Airfoil shape for twelfth stage compressor stator vane

A system is provided, including an airfoil. The airfoil includes a first suction portion of a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z of a suction side as set forth in table i to a maximum of three decimal places, wherein the x and y values of the suction side are coordinate values that couple together to define suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile at each z coordinate value, the suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile are coupled together to define the first suction portion, the airfoil includes an airfoil length along a z axis, the first suction portion comprises a first portion length along the z axis, the first portion length is less than or equal to the airfoil length, and the cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z are non-dimensional values convertible to dimensional distances.. ... General Electric Company

04/19/18 / #20180106271

Airfoil shape for sixth stage compressor stator vane

A system is provided, including an airfoil. The airfoil includes a first suction portion of a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z of a suction side as set forth in table i to a maximum of three decimal places, wherein the x and y values of the suction side are coordinate values that couple together to define suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile at each z coordinate value, the suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile are coupled together to define the first suction portion, the airfoil includes an airfoil length along a z axis, the first suction portion comprises a first portion length along the z axis, the first portion length is less than or equal to the airfoil length, and the cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z are non-dimensional values convertible to dimensional distances.. ... General Electric Company

04/19/18 / #20180106250

Coatings for reducing wear on rod pump components

A pump for an oil and gas well includes a barrel with a surface configured to contact oil and gas well fluid. The pump further includes a first coating formed on at least a portion of the barrel surface. ... General Electric Company

04/19/18 / #20180106240

System and method for monitoring and controlling wind turbines within a wind farm

In one aspect, a system for monitoring and controlling the operation of wind turbines located within a wind farm may generally include first and second wind turbines. The first wind turbine may include a first turbine controller configured to monitor an operating parameter(s) associated with the first wind turbine and provide a first control interface for controlling the operation of the first wind turbine. ... General Electric Company

04/19/18 / #20180106237

Attachment methods for surface features of wind turbine rotor blades

The present disclosure is directed to methods for attaching a plurality of surface features to a rotor blade of a wind turbine. Such methods may include direct molding of the surface features to the rotor blade, bonding arrays of connected components to the rotor blade and subsequently removing connections between components, as well as using a flexible template with or without a tinted adhesive.. ... General Electric Company

04/19/18 / #20180106197

Systems and methods for predicting fuel circuit leaks

A system includes a combustor assembly which receives a fuel-oxidant mixture. The system includes a control valve which controls a fuel flow into the combustor assembly. ... General Electric Company

04/19/18 / #20180106193

High overall pressure ratio gas turbine engine

A gas turbine engine includes a compressor section and turbine section. The gas turbine engine of the present disclosure is a relatively small gas turbine engine, configured to generate less than 2,000 horsepower during peak operations. ... General Electric Company

04/19/18 / #20180106166

Feedwater bypass system for a desuperheater

The present application provides a combined cycle system. The combined cycle system may include a heat recovery steam generator, a feedwater source positioned upstream of the heat recovery steam generator, a desuperheater positioned downstream of the heat recovery steam generator, a first extraction from the heat recovery steam generator to the desuperheater, and a second extraction from upstream of the heat recovery steam generator to the desuperheater.. ... General Electric Company

04/19/18 / #20180106163

Combustion dynamics mitigation system

A combustion liner assembly includes a combustion liner having an upstream end portion and a downstream end portion and a resonator disposed proximate to the upstream end portion of the combustion liner. The resonator includes a plurality of circumferentially spaced inlet apertures disposed along a radially outer surface of the resonator, an air chamber defined within the resonator and a plurality of outlet apertures disposed along a radially inner surface of the resonator. ... General Electric Company

04/19/18 / #20180106162

Graphene discs and bores and methods of preparing the same

Provided are discs and bores of a gas turbine engine having one or more graphene layers and methods of preparing the same. The one or more graphene layers are disposed adjacent to the disc rim and/or bore to improve heat transfer and reduce oxidation of the discs. ... General Electric Company

04/19/18 / #20180106154

Contoured bondcoat for environmental barrier coatings and methods for making contoured bondcoats for environmental barrier coatings

A method of forming an article includes forming a plurality of channels and ridges in a silicon-containing layer on a surface of a substrate of the article using a mask placed on the surface of the substrate or the silicon-containing layer.. . ... General Electric Company

04/19/18 / #20180105246

Apparatus and system for marine propeller blade dovetail stress reduction

An apparatus and system for a propeller assembly are provided. In one aspect, marine propeller assembly includes a plurality of circumferentially-spaced blades that each include a dovetail having a radially inner surface. ... General Electric Company

04/19/18 / #20180105245

Apparatus and system for propeller blade aft retention

An apparatus and system for a marine propeller assembly are provided. An aft retention member that may be used with the marine propeller assembly includes a base, an opposing nose and a conic body extending therebetween along a centerline normal to the base. ... General Electric Company

04/19/18 / #20180105244

Propeller assembly and method of assembling

A propeller assembly that includes a hub having an outer radial surface and a plurality of wedge retaining members removably coupled to the hub. The plurality of wedge retaining members are spaced circumferentially about the outer radial surface such that a dovetail slot is defined between adjacent wedge retaining members. ... General Electric Company

04/19/18 / #20180105243

Apparatus and system for propeller blade forward retention

An apparatus and system for a marine propeller assembly are provided. A forward retention member that may be used with the marine propeller assembly includes a planar base, a drive shaft engagement end opposite the planar base, and a conic body extending therebetween along a centerline normal to the planar base. ... General Electric Company

04/19/18 / #20180105242

Method and system for improving flow characteristics in marine propellers

A propeller assembly is provided. The propeller assembly includes a central hub including a forward end, an aft end, and a hub body extending therebetween along an axis of rotation of the central hub. ... General Electric Company

04/19/18 / #20180105241

Apparatus for dovetail chord relief for marine propeller

A blade member includes a leading edge, a trailing edge, and a blade body extending therebetween. The blade member also includes a dovetail, a transition region, and a transition relief. ... General Electric Company

04/19/18 / #20180105240

Wound dovetail wedge for marine propeller retention

A marine propeller composite blade an axially extending composite blade root including a dovetail wound in a partial spiral or helix around a centerline. Dovetail tapering down in width between clockwise and counter-clockwise dovetail sides of dovetail from dovetail bottom in a radially outwardly direction away from centerline. ... General Electric Company

04/19/18 / #20180104742

Method and system for thermographic inspection of additive manufactured parts

A method for inspection of additive manufactured parts and monitoring operational performance of an additive manufacturing apparatus is provided. The method includes a heating step for heating an area of a build platform on which at least one part is built by the additive manufacturing apparatus. ... General Electric Company

04/19/18 / #20180103933

Systems and methods for reconfiguring an ultrasound device

Systems and methods (the “utility”) presented herein provide for the assessment of acousto-electrical probes, such as their connections (e.g., transducer leads) and their response characteristics. For example, the utility may provide for readily evaluating transducer leads that have been broken and/or detached from transducers within an ultrasound probe. ... General Electric Company

04/19/18 / #20180103919

Heat sinking system and imaging apparatus including the same

A heat sinking system and an imaging apparatus including the heat sinking system. The heat sinking system includes an air introducing portion, a capture portion and an air discharge portion. ... General Electric Company

04/19/18 / #20180103898

Method and system for visualizing mechanical ventilation information

A medical system having a ventilator is provided. The medical system includes a memory for storing one or more patient and ventilation parameters. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180103049

Systems and methods for protecting a physical asset against a threat

Embodiments of the disclosure relate to systems and methods for protecting a physical asset against an attack. In one exemplary embodiment, an asset protection system is configured to use a monitoring system to obtain performance parameters of a physical asset when the physical asset is in operation. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180102720

Spillover of reactive current to line side converter

Systems and methods for controlling reactive current output of a line converter in a power system are provided. In one example embodiment, a method includes receiving a margin signal determined based at least in part on a stator current margin or a rotor current margin. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180102631

Power connector for electronic equipment supported by a rack assembly

An electronic system includes a rack assembly including a first rail and a second rail defining a first width therebetween and a chassis that supports electronic components and is insertable between the first rail and the second rail. The chassis includes a first side and a second side defining a second width therebetween that is less than the first width. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180102580

Magnetic resonance imaging device, power amplifier module and power combiner

A power combiner comprises a first transmission line or lumped circuit element, a second transmission line or lumped circuit element, a third transmission line or lumped circuit element, a fourth transmission line or lumped circuit element and a balance capacitive element (cbal) or balance inductive element (lbal). The first transmission line or lumped circuit element is coupled to a first port. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180102000

Aerial vehicle engine health prediction

Systems and methods for navigating an unmanned aerial vehicle are provided. One example aspect of the present disclosure is directed to a method for modeling engine health. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180101943

System, method and apparatus for locating the position of a component for use in a manufacturing operation

A system for locating the position of a component includes, an image capture device, the image capture device being configured to capture an image of a component, a working implement mounted in fixed relation to the image capture device, a positioning system configured to adjust a position of the image capture device and the working implement in relation to the component, and an image processing module in communication with the image capture device, the imaging processing module being configured to receive the image from the image capture device and to identify at least one feature of the component. The positioning system is configured to adjust the position of the image capture device based on a location of the identified feature within the image to align the image capture device with the identified feature, and to align the working implement with the identified feature based upon an offset between the image capture device and the working implement.. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180101639

Systems and methods for predictive events of turbomachinery

In one embodiment, a processor is configured to execute the instructions to receive a first data comprising sensed operations for one or more turbine systems in a fleet of turbine systems. The sensed operations are sensed via a plurality of sensors disposed in the one or more turbine systems. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180101167

Method and system for in-process monitoring and quality control of additive manufactured parts

A method for in-process monitoring of a 3d manufacturing apparatus or quality control of a 3d manufactured structure is provided. The method includes a generating step that generates an acoustic wave in the 3d manufactured structure. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180100905

System and method for manufacturing magnetic resonance imaging gradient coil assemblies

The embodiments disclosed herein relate generally to magnetic resonance imaging systems and, more specifically, to the manufacturing of a gradient coil assembly for magnetic resonance imaging (mri) systems. For example, in one embodiment, a method of manufacturing a gradient coil assembly for a magnetic resonance imaging system includes depositing a first layer comprising a base material onto a surface to form a substrate and depositing a second layer onto the first layer. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180100847

Characterization and control system and method for a resin

The present disclosure is directed to a method of altering chemical properties of an in-process resin used with a 3d printing apparatus. The method includes monitoring the in-process resin using an imaging spectrometer, comparing the in-process resin and a model using one or more spectrums from the imaging spectrometer, and diluting the in-process resin with a diluting resin.. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180100784

Multi-layer anomaly detection framework

According to some embodiments, a system and method are provided to receive a first plurality of data from a machine associated with a first time period. A normal operation of the machine is automatically determined based on the first plurality of data. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180100654

Tool and method for decoupling cross-fire tube assemblies in gas turbine engines

A tool for decoupling a telescoping tube from a first liner of a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The tool includes a rod partially positioned in a telescoping tube passage. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180100647

Molten salt once-through steam generator

An advanced molten salt once-through steam generator system functional on hot molten salt supplied via a supply line. The system includes a steam generator, a feedwater supply line, at least one high pressure heaters and a separator. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180100519

Impact force dispersal assembly for turbine engines and methods of fabricating the same

A composite fan casing for a turbine engine includes a core including a plurality of core layers of reinforcing fiber bonded together with a resin. The core includes a first surface and an opposing second surface. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180100497

Reciprocating compressor flow sensing

Systems, methods, and non-transitory media for monitoring a reciprocating compressor determining a valve opening of a valve disposed in the reciprocating compressor using a sensor and determining a first location of a piston of the reciprocating compressor at the valve opening. The monitoring also includes determining a valve closing of the valve using the sensor and determining a second location of the piston at the valve closing. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180100494

Compressor with dual bimorph synthetic jet assemblies

A compressor includes a plurality of synthetic jet assemblies. Each synthetic jet assembly of the plurality of synthetic jet assemblies is in fluid communication with at least one other synthetic jet assembly of the plurality of synthetic jet assemblies. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180100442

Systems and methods to control performance via control of compressor oll protection actions

Systems and methods to control performance via control of compressor operating limit line (oll) protection actions. According to an embodiment of the disclosure, a method of controlling a turbine in a power plant can be provided. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180100441

Bleed valve assembly for a gas turbine engine

A gas turbine engine includes a first compressor, a casing surrounding the first compressor, and a liner extending forward from the first compressor. The gas turbine engine also includes a core turbine frame assembly extending between the liner and the casing and a bleed air assembly. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180100440

Bleed valve assembly for a gas turbine engine

A gas turbine engine includes a casing surrounding a first compressor, as well as a liner extending forward from the first compressor. Additionally, the gas turbine engine includes a bleed air assembly having a plurality of bleed valves positioned in the liner and spaced along a circumferential direction of the gas turbine engine. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180100437

Combustor igniter cooling

An igniter assembly and a combustor including an igniter assembly is disclosed herein. The igniter assembly comprises an igniter housing. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180100436

Combustor aft frame cooling

An aft frame for a duct of a combustor includes a rail or radial projection that extends circumferentially around the aft frame and that defines an outer surface of the aft frame. A preformed cover plate having an inner surface is attached to the outer surface of the aft frame. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180100435

Gas turbine engine

A gas turbine engine includes a low pressure compressor and a low pressure turbine, with a low pressure shaft coupled to the low pressure turbine through a turbine extension and coupled to the low pressure compressor through a compressor extension. A forward bearing assembly supports the low pressure shaft within a compressor section and at a location aft of the compressor extension and an aft lp bearing assembly supports the low pressure shaft within a turbine section at a location aft of the turbine extension.. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180100434

Inlet cowl for a turbine engine

The disclosure is towards an inlet cowl for a turbine engine including a surface defining an inlet with a flow path and a method towards controlling the airflow in the flow path. The inlet cowl further includes an inlet lip and inner and outer barrels. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180100433

Component assembly for a gas turbine engine

A component assembly for a gas turbine engine having a combustor and defining a core air flowpath includes a first wall and a second wall. The first wall is configured for at least partially defining the core air flowpath at a location downstream of a combustion chamber defined by the combustor of the gas turbine engine. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180100410

Gas turbine engine

A gas turbine engine includes a fan section and a core turbine engine operable with the fan section. The gas turbine engine also includes a sump pressurization assembly including a valve, a first duct in airflow communication with the valve and a first pressurized air source, and a second duct in airflow communication with the valve and a second pressurized air source. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180100397

Tubine blade and related method of forming

The disclosure provides a turbine blade. A turbine blade includes a shroud at a tip of the blade and an airfoil having a leading edge extending between the shroud and a root of the blade; a cutout portion extending at least along the leading edge of the airfoil nearest the shroud; an insert welded to the cutout portion at a weld region; and a weld-free region located between the insert and the cutout portion nearest the shroud.. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180100396

System and method for maintenance of a turbine assembly

A maintenance apparatus includes a flexible carriage configured to anchor between adjacent airfoils of a turbine assembly. The maintenance apparatus includes a maintenance tool operably coupled with the flexible carriage. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180100210

Method for manufacturing components for gas turbine engines

A method of manufacturing a component for a gas turbine engine. The method may include the steps of: providing a forged preform of the component that is made from a stainless steel alloy; identifying two non-overlapping portions of the component that together form a whole of the component: a target portion and a remainder portion; and treating the component with a regionally selective tempering process in which a treated region receives a tempering process while an untreated region is excluded from receiving the tempering process. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180099760

System and method for using an engine model for multiple functions

Systems and methods for modelling an engine in a vehicle are provided. A method can include determining a first solver for modelling the engine. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180099571

Dispatching vehicle-to-grid ancillary services with discrete switching

Techniques for controlling dispatch of electric vehicles (evs) to perform vehicle-to-grid regulation of power of an electric grid are presented. An aggregator component can individually control transitioning respective evs of a set of evs between a charging state and a not-charging state. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180099467

Pre-form ceramic matrix composite cavity and a ceramic matrix composite component

A pre-form cmc cavity and method of forming pre-form cmc cavity for a ceramic matrix component includes providing a mandrel, applying a base ply to the mandrel, laying-up at least one cmc ply on the base ply, removing the mandrel, and densifying the base ply and the at least one cmc ply. The remaining densified base ply and at least one cmc ply form a ceramic matrix component having a desired geometry and a cavity formed therein. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180099458

Additive manufacturing powder loading

A powder-filling apparatus includes a rolling frame, a powder hopper, and a powder-transferring apparatus. The rolling frame includes a support base and a lifting element coupled to the support base, the lifting element having a portion linearly movable toward and away from the support base. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180099358

Metallic sleeve for reducing distortion in additive manufacturing

A method of manufacturing a metal object by selective melting of a metal powder is provided. The method includes forming the metal object layer by layer in a metal powder bed on a retractable build platform. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180099333

Method and system for topographical based inspection and process control for additive manufactured parts

A method for inspection of 3d manufactured parts or structures or process control of a 3d manufacturing apparatus is provided. The method includes obtaining, in real-time during a 3d manufacturing build process in which at least one structure is built by the 3d manufacturing apparatus, a topographical scan of an area of a build platform on which the at least one structure is built. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180099332

Additive manufacturing apparatus and method for large components

An additive manufacturing apparatus includes: first and second spaced apart side walls extending along a pre-defined path and defining a build chamber therebetween; one or more build units mounted for movement along the pre-defined path, the one or more build units collectively including: a powder dispenser positioned above the build chamber; an applicator configured to scrape powder dispensed into the build chamber; and a directed energy source configured to fuse the scraped powder; a moveable build platform disposed between the first and second spaced-apart side walls; and an actuator assembly connected to the build platform, the actuator assembly being configured to rotate and move the build platform continuously along a build axis to provide a spiral movement and permit a part to be built continuously in a spiral configuration.. . ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180099247

Using lithium hydroxide to scrub carbon dioxide from gas turbine

A system includes a gas turbine system and an aftertreatment system coupled to an exhaust outlet of the gas turbine system and configured to treat exhaust gases exiting the exhaust outlet. The aftertreatment system includes a cooling unit configured to cool the exhaust gases and a carbon dioxide (co2) treatment unit coupled to the cooling unit and configured to treat cooled exhaust gases by reducing an amount of co2 in the cooled exhaust gases with lithium hydroxide (lioh). ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180098753

Systems and methods for ultrasound multiplexing

Methods and systems are provided for ultrasound multiplexing. In one embodiment, a system comprises: an ultrasound probe comprising a transducer array and a multiplexer, wherein for a first signal and a second signal originating at the transducer array, the multiplexer multiplexes a sum signal and a difference signal formed from the first and the second signals into a multiplexed signal; and a console coupled to the ultrasound probe via a cable, the console including a processor, wherein the console receives the multiplexed signal via the cable, and wherein the processor generates an image from the first signal and the second signal recovered from the multiplexed signal. ... General Electric Company

04/12/18 / #20180098750

Ultrasound transducer with variable pitch

Methods and systems are provided for ultrasound transducers with variable pitch. In one embodiment, an ultrasound probe comprises a plurality of transducer elements arranged in an array, wherein a pitch between adjacent transducer elements increases from a first pitch in a center of the array to a second pitch at an edge of the array, and wherein the pitch gradually varies between the first pitch and second pitch for transducer elements positioned between the center and the edge. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180097466

Backspin management for electric submersible pump

A method of controlling an electric motor assembly includes detecting a backspin event of an electric motor, and managing a response to the detected backspin event of the electric motor. The backspin event of the electric motor is detected based at least in part on feedback from a sensor configured to measure a current or a voltage on a cable coupled to the electric motor. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180097463

System and method for model based turbine shaft power predictor

In an embodiment, a control system includes a processor. The processor is configured to receive signals from one or more sensors disposed in a gas turbine system, wherein the gas turbine system comprises a shaft mechanically coupled to an electric generator. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180097365

Power transmission network

A power transmission network comprises, an ac electrical system ac transmission link from the ac electrical system to at least one ac-dc converter which includes: an ac connecting point connected to the ac transmission link and a dc connecting point for connection to a dc transmission link and a control system configured to operate each ac-dc converter in an ac voltage control mode as an ac slack bus to control a magnitude and/or a frequency of an ac voltage of the ac transmission link at a or a respective steady-state value and facilitating a power transfer between its connecting points to accommodate power generated or supplied to the ac electrical system. The control system is further configured to operate each first ac-dc converter in a protection mode to protect each ac-dc converter from an overvoltage and/or an overcurrent.. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180097351

Over voltage protection for a wireless power transfer system

A wireless power transfer system is disclosed. The wireless power transfer system includes a first converting unit configured to convert a first dc voltage of an input power to an ac voltage. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180097288

Aerial camera system, method for identifying route-related hazards, and microstrip antenna

An aerial device can be configured to fly above a route during movement of a vehicle along the route, such as for purposes of capturing image data of the route. The aerial device may include a microstrip antenna. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180097250

Interconnect for an internally-manifolded solid oxide fuel cell stack; and related methods and power systems

An internally-manifolded solid oxide fuel cell (sofc) stack is described, including an anode interconnect structure integrated with a cathode interconnect structure. The anode interconnect structure includes a fuel flow field; and the cathode interconnect structure includes an air flow field. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180096816

Angled flat emitter for high power cathode with electrostatic emission control

In the present invention, a computed tomography system, an x-ray tube used therein and a cathode assembly disposed in the x-ray tube, as well as an associated method of use, is provided that includes a gantry and the x-ray tube coupled to the gantry. The x-ray tube includes the cathode assembly having a pair of emission surfaces for generating an electron beam, where the pair of emission surfaces are disposed in the cathode assembly at angles with respect to one another. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180096628

Dynamic dispatcher training simulator

In example embodiments, there is provided a dynamic dispatcher simulator for an electrical power system. The dynamic dispatcher simulator can be operable to receive an input from a user identity during a run time, wherein the input represents a disturbance event indicative of a simulated disturbance to an electrical power system. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180096608

Aircraft profile optimization with communication links to an external computational asset

A system, computer-readable medium, and a method including obtaining flight data for a prescribed flight from at least one of an airborne system of a particular aircraft to execute the prescribed flight and a system other than the airborne system of the particular aircraft having a source of data related to the prescribed flight, the flight data including specific details relating to at least one of the particular aircraft and parameters of the prescribed flight; performing, by a processor of an external computational asset and based on the obtained flight data, a control optimization to generate optimized path specific controls for the prescribed flight; transmitting the optimized path specific controls via a communication uplink from the external computational asset to the particular aircraft; and guiding, in response to receiving the optimized path specific controls by the particular aircraft, the particular aircraft in accordance with the optimized path specific controls to execute the prescribed flight.. . ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180096590

Patient monitoring system and method configured to suppress an alarm

Patient monitoring system includes a master unit. The master unit is configured to receive signal data of the patient from a plurality of acquisition devices. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180096582

System and method for detecting lubricated bearing condition

A monitoring system includes an analytical engine system coupled to a sensor of an engine system. The analytical engine system is configured to receive data corresponding to operation of the engine system, to determine a distance metric corresponding to the operating parameters of the engine system, to compare the distance metric for a monitored lubricant temperature to a model threshold, and to generate a lubricant alert signal when the distance metric for the monitored lubricant temperature is greater than the model threshold. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180096295

Delivery status diagnosis for industrial suppliers

Provided are a system and method for determining a future delivery status of a purchase order. In one example, the method includes receiving delivery information about previous orders of a supplier, generating one or more models indicating whether an order of the supplier is going to be delivered on-time based on the delivery information about the previous orders, determining that a current order of the supplier is going to be delayed based on the one or more models, and outputting a user interface displaying an indication that the current order is going to be delayed. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180096243

Deep learning for data driven feature representation and anomaly detection

The present embodiments relate to a system and method associated with anomaly classification. The method comprises receiving a plurality of time-series data from one or more sensors associated with a machine. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180096159

Context driven subscriptions

Methods, systems, and devices for context driven subscriptions are provided. In general, a user interface for a pipeline management system can be configured to provide information regarding one or more pipelines to authorized users. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180096110

System and method of medical device alarm management

Systems and methods of medical device alarm management include receiving alarm data from a plurality of medical devices. The alarm data includes a plurality of alarms from the plurality of medical devices. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180096101

Methods and apparatus to label radiology images

Methods and apparatus are disclosed to label radiology images are disclosed. An example apparatus, includes: means for obtaining user input identifying a vertebra on a spinal image; means for generating first annotations on the spinal image based on: 1) the user input; 2) connected regions on the spinal image; and 3) a number of viewable vertebrae on the spinal image; means for generating second annotations on the spinal image based on: 1) the error; 2) second connected regions on the spinal image; and 3) the number of viewable vertebrae on the spinal image, the second connected regions on the spinal image being determined based on second contextual-information features that account for the error; means for displaying the spinal image including the second annotations; means for validating the second annotations in association with the spinal image; and means for storing the second annotations in association with the spinal image.. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180095959

Large scale processor for satellite data

Provided are a system and method for analyzing and processing satellite data having a plurality of formats. In one example, a method includes extracting satellite data from source files that include a plurality of file formats, identifying spatial data and non-spatial data from the extracted satellite data, identifying a point of interest from the spatial data and mapping information for the non-spatial data based on the point of interest, determining time series data corresponding to the point of interest from the non-spatial data based on the mapping information identified from the spatial data, and displaying time series data at the point of interest. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180095458

Method and system for remote processing and analysis of industrial asset inspection data

A remote processing device for processing inspection data collected by one or more inspection apparatuses includes a communication unit and an on-board computing device coupled to the communication device. The communication unit is configured to transmit data to and receive data from one or more inspection apparatuses. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180095263

Borescope steering adjustment system and method

Systems and methods provided herein. In one embodiment, a borescope system includes a probe to capture images and a display a settings menu, measurements, the images captured by the probe, or any combination thereof. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180095149

Magnetic resonance imaging system radio frequency subsystem and coil decoupling apparatus and methods used therein

A magnetic resonance imaging (mri) system radio frequency (rf) subsystem and a coil decoupling apparatus and method used therein. The mri system rf subsystem comprises a body coil and a surface coil for receiving mr signals, and also comprises a preamplifier for amplifying the mr signals received by the body coil; the coil decoupling apparatus comprises a phase shifter, which is connected between the preamplifier and the body coil, and used for receiving an external voltage regulation signal to regulate an operation voltage thereof, wherein the voltage regulation signal is determined according to a current patient's weight.. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180095144

Calibration apparatus, calibration method, and measuring system

A calibration apparatus is configured to calibrate a magnetostrictive sensor. The magnetostrictive sensor is configured to measure an object and comprises a sensing element positioned adjacent to the object. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180095123

Enhanced distrubance management of a power grid system

In example embodiments, there is provided enhanced disturbance management for an electrical power system. An enhanced disturbance management component can be operable to read monitoring data based on power flow measurements associated with measurement devices connected to an electrical power system, wherein the monitoring data can comprise alarm data indicative of an electrical disturbance within the electrical power system, and topology data indicative of a topology of the electrical power system. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180095032

Method and system for remote inspection of industrial assets

An inspection apparatus includes a communication unit including a first transmitter and a second transmitter. The communication unit is coupled to an on-board computing device including at least one processor coupled to a memory device. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180094986

Exhaust gas temperature sensing probe assembly

A temperature sensing assembly includes a temperature sensing probe having a tip and a thermocouple junction located near the tip and a housing positioned around at least a portion of the temperature sensing probe and having an inlet opening between the thermocouple junction and an attachment point, and having a set of exhaust openings.. . ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180094813

Combustor heat shield and attachment features

Combustor assemblies having heat shields and features for attaching the heat shields are provided. For example, a combustor assembly includes a combustor dome defining an aperture, and a heat shield defining an opening and including a cup extending about the opening that extends toward the aperture of the combustor dome. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180094812

Combustor heat shield and attachment features

Combustor assemblies are provided. For example, a combustor assembly includes a combustor liner defining a combustion chamber and an annular combustor dome positioned at a forward end of the combustor liner that defines a plurality of dome apertures. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180094811

Combustor heat shield and attachment features

Combustor assemblies having heat shields heat shield attachment features are provided. For example, a combustor assembly includes a dome plate defining first and second apertures, and a heat shield defining first and second openings. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180094775

Leak detection user interfaces

Leak detection user interfaces are provided. In general, a user interface for a pipeline management system can be configured to provide information regarding one or more pipelines to a user. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180094644

Airfoil shape for eleventh stage compressor stator vane

A system is provided, including an airfoil. The airfoil includes a first suction portion of a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z of a suction side as set forth in table i to a maximum of three decimal places, wherein the x and y values of the suction side are coordinate values that couple together to define suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile at each z coordinate value, the suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile are coupled together to define the first suction portion, the airfoil includes an airfoil length along a z axis, the first suction portion comprises a first portion length along the z axis, the first portion length is less than or equal to the airfoil length, and the cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z are non-dimensional values convertible to dimensional distances.. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180094643

Airfoil shape for fourth stage compressor stator vane

A system is provided, including an airfoil. The airfoil includes a first suction portion of a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z of a suction side as set forth in table i to a maximum of three decimal places, wherein the x and y values of the suction side are coordinate values that couple together to define suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile at each z coordinate value, the suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile are coupled together to define the first suction portion, the airfoil includes an airfoil length along a z axis, the first suction portion comprises a first portion length along the z axis, the first portion length is less than or equal to the airfoil length, and the cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z are non-dimensional values convertible to dimensional distances.. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180094642

Airfoil shape for third stage compressor stator vane

A system is provided, including an airfoil. The airfoil includes a first suction portion of a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z of a suction side as set forth in table i to a maximum of three decimal places, wherein the x and y values of the suction side are coordinate values that couple together to define suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile at each z coordinate value, the suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile are coupled together to define the first suction portion, the airfoil includes an airfoil length along a z axis, the first suction portion comprises a first portion length along the z axis, the first portion length is less than or equal to the airfoil length, and the cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z are non-dimensional values convertible to dimensional distances.. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180094639

Airfoil shape for ninth stage compressor rotor blade

A system is provided, including an airfoil. The an airfoil includes a first suction portion of a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z of a suction side as set forth in table i to a maximum of three decimal places, wherein the x and y values of the suction side are coordinate values that couple together to define suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile at each z coordinate value, the suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile are coupled together to define the first suction portion, the airfoil includes an airfoil length along a z axis, the first suction portion comprises a first portion length along the z axis, the first portion length is less than or equal to the airfoil length, and the cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z are non-dimensional values convertible to dimensional distances.. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180094600

Differential cylinder balancing for internal combustion engine

A method of adjusting operation of an internal combustion engine includes injecting fuel into cylinders of the internal combustion engine (first fuel operation); obtaining a first fuel exhaust temperature profile during the first fuel operation; injecting two fuels into the cylinders in a duel fuel operation; obtaining a duel fuel exhaust temperature profile; and adjusting the injection quantity and/or an injection timing of one fuel in a cylinder(s), based on a difference between the first fuel exhaust temperature profile and the duel fuel exhaust temperature profile. Other methods of operating with single fuel and using sensors other than exhaust temperature sensors are disclosed.. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180094586

System and method for purging fuel from turbomachine

Systems and methods include one or more fluid lines configured to flow a fluid in a first direction in the gas turbine system. The systems and methods also include an eductor configured to reverse flow of the fluid in the one or more fluid lines during a reverse purge of the gas turbine system.. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180094583

Apparatus and systems for a surface cooler having pliant fins

A surface cooler includes a conduit, a body having an external surface, and a plurality of fin members arranged in an array of fin members. The conduit defines an inlet, an outlet, and an internal flow path extending between the inlet and the outlet. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180094555

Active noise cancelation systems and devices

A device includes a housing and a core configured to be secured within the housing. The core includes a microphone configured to detect a sound signal. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180094549

System and method for higher plant efficiency

A steam cycle system includes a heat recovery steam generator (hrsg) which receives exhaust gases, a steam turbine coupled to the hrsg which receives a first steam flow generated by the hrsg, and a condenser which condenses a second steam flow output by the steam turbine. The condenser includes a plurality of heat exchanger tubes, a fan, and a steam collection header. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180094546

Fast frequency response systems with thermal storage for combined cycle power plants

This application provides a fast frequency response system for use with combined cycle power plants. Example systems may include a buffer vessel configured to store steam, a heat recovery steam generator configured to output a high pressure steam flow and a hot reheat steam flow, and a steam turbine configured to receive the high pressure steam flow and/or a reheat pressure steam flow. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180094544

Dual tierod assembly for a gas turbine engine and method of assembly thereof

A core engine includes a first tierod and a compressor rotor assembly including a plurality of compressor rotor disks arranged in a face to face orientation and spaced along the first tierod. The core engine includes a second tierod and a turbine rotor assembly including a plurality of turbine rotor disks arranged in a face to face orientation and spaced along the second tierod. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180094543

Insert apparatus and system for oil nozzle boundary layer injection

An apparatus and system for injecting fluid into a boundary layer of a flow of fluid are provided. The boundary layer injection insert assembly includes an insert body and a central bore extending through the insert body from an inlet opening positioned at a first end to an outlet opening positioned at a second end of the insert body opposite the first end. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180094538

Methods of cleaning a hot gas flowpath comonent of a turbine engine

The present disclosure provides methods and systems for in situ cleaning of hot gas flowpath components of a turbine engine that form portions of a hot gas flowpath extending through the turbine. The hot gas flowpath components may include a layer of accumulated contaminants on first portions thereof that form a respective portion of the hot gas flowpath. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180094536

System for detecting anomalies in gas turbines using audio output

In one embodiment, a turbine system includes a number of sensors, each of the number of sensors disposed in a respective location of the turbine system, and a controller including a memory storing one or more processor-executable routines and a processor. The processor configured to access and execute the one or more routines encoded by the memory wherein the one or more routines, when executed cause the processor to receive one or more signals from the number of sensors during any stage of operation of the turbine system, and convert the one or more signals to audio output.. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180094534

Exhaust gas temperature sensing probe assembly

A temperature sensing probe having a tip and a first thermocouple junction located nearer the tip and a second thermocouple junction located nearer an attachment point for the temperature sensing probe assembly, and a housing positioned around at least a portion of the temperature sensing probe and having a set of inlet openings and having a set of exhaust openings, wherein a stream of air flows through the housing.. . ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180094525

Methods and features for cmc component repairs

Methods and features for repairing cmc components are provided. Methods include positioning a plurality of cmc plies at a damaged area of a cmc component and densifying the component and plies. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180094512

Systems and methods for optimizing an efficiency of a variable frequency drive

A system including a control system is provided. The control system includes a main drive that receives power from a power source and outputs a variable frequency and a variable amplitude ac voltage. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180094217

Method and material for cleaning metal surfaces

A cleaning composition, and method for use of the cleaning composition to clean metal surfaces, such as the surfaces of turbomachinery components, is presented. For example, a method includes contacting a surface of an article with a cleaning composition, wherein the article comprises a metal and wherein the surface includes an oxide; and removing the cleaning composition from the surface. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180093926

Ceramic matrix composites having monomodal pore size distribution and low fiber volume fraction

Ceramic matrix composite articles include, for example, a plurality of unidirectional arrays of fiber tows in a matrix having a monomodal pore size distribution, and a fiber volume fraction between about 15 percent and about 35 percent. The articles may be formed by, for example, providing a shaped preform comprising a prepreg tape layup of unidirectional arrays of fiber tows, a matrix precursor, and a pore former, curing the shaped preform to pyrolyze the matrix precursor and burnout the pore former so that the shaped preform comprises the unidirectional arrays of fiber tows and a porous matrix having a monomodal pore size distribution, and subjecting the cured shaped preform to chemical vapor infiltration to densify the porous matrix so that the ceramic matrix composite article has a fiber volume fraction between about 15 percent and about 35 percent.. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180093778

System and method for dynamically controlling the operation of an aircraft

In one aspect, a method for dynamically controlling the operation of an aircraft having a first gas turbine engine and a second gas turbine engine may generally include receiving, by a first engine controller and a second engine controller, one or more operator commands deriving from an operator manipulated input device. The method may also include controlling the operation of the first gas turbine engine via the first engine controller, and the second gas turbine engine via the second engine controller. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180093777

Translating nacelle wall for an aircraft tail mounted fan section

The present disclosure is directed to a fan section positioned on a tail section of an aircraft, in which the fan section defines a circumferential direction, a radial direction, and an axial direction. The fan section includes a fan and a nacelle. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180093776

Nacelle for an aircraft aft fan

An aircraft includes a fuselage extending between a forward end and an aft end. An aft engine is mounted to the aft end of the fuselage, the aft engine defining a centerline. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180093754

Translating fan blades for an aircraft tail mounted fan assembly

The present disclosure is directed to a fan section mounted to an aircraft tail section. The fan section defines a radial direction, an axial direction and a circumferential direction. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180093356

Nut torquing device for recessed nut

A nut torqueing device for a recessed nut is disclosed. The nut torqueing device includes a nut engaging assembly to engage a nut in a recess. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180093354

System and method for sealing internal channels defined in a component

A system for sealing an internal passage of a component includes a closure element positioned within the internal passage, and a joint material coupling the closure element to at least one passage wall that defines the internal passage. The system also includes a flexible braze element positioned proximate the closure element, the joint material, and the at least one passage wall.. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180093337

Electrode for an electro-erosion process and an associated method thereof

Electrode for an electro-erosion process, includes a shaft, a body coupled to the shaft, a plurality of machining-inserts, an insulated layer, and a flushing cover disposed on the body and coupled to the shaft. The shaft includes a channel, a plurality of first openings and second openings, where each opening is connected to the channel. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180093223

Multi-function duct for dry scrubber system

A multi-function duct for a dry scrubber system useful for processing a gas stream, such as a flue gas stream produced by a fossil fuel fired boiler, a combustion process or the like, is provided. The multi-function duct is useful for a circulating dry scrubber (cds) dry flue gas desulfurization (dfgd) system operable for dry or moistened reducing agent distribution into a flue gas stream flowing therethrough. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180093222

Multi-function duct for dry scrubber system

A multi-function duct for a dry scrubber system useful for processing a gas stream, such as a flue gas stream produced by a fossil fuel fired boiler, a combustion process or the like, is provided. The multi-function duct is useful for a circulating dry scrubber (cds) dry flue gas desulfurization (dfgd) system operable for dry or moistened reducing agent distribution into a flue gas stream flowing therethrough. ... General Electric Company

04/05/18 / #20180092619

Mobile radiography system and method for alining mobile radiography system

A mobile radiography system is disclosed, which includes a radiation source for radiating a plurality of beams; a detector for detecting the plurality of beams from the radiation source; a controller for determining an angular difference between the radiation source and the detector; and a positioning device mounted with the radiation source for recognizing a position of the detector relative to the radiation source based on the angular difference between the radiation source and the detector to align the radiation source to the detector. A method of aligning a mobile radiography system including a radiation source and a detector is also disclosed.. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180091036

Ripple current reduction system

. . A ripple current control system includes plural inverters connected to a common bus. The inverters are configured to convert a direct current (dc) through the common bus to an alternating current (ac) by alternating different switches of the inverters between open and closed states in a switching cycle for each of the inverters. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180090293

High temperature annealing in x-ray source fabrication

The present disclosure relates to multi-layer x-ray sources having decreased hydrogen within the layer stack and/or tungsten carbide inter-layers between the primary layers of x-ray generating and thermally-conductive materials. The resulting multi-layer target structures allow increased x-ray production, which may facilitate faster scan times for inspection or examination procedures.. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180089637

Framework for industrial asset repair recommendations

According to some embodiments, information associated with operation of a set of industrial assets, including pre-repair and post-repair performance metrics for the industrial assets, may be received. A reparability framework processing unit may execute a similarity analysis on the pre-repair and post-repair performance metrics for the industrial assets to probabilistically quantify improvement in performance metrics as a result of a repair. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180089361

Method for scaling turbomachine airfoils

The present disclosure is directed to a method for scaling an airfoil for placement in a turbomachine. The method disclosed herein includes radially scaling a master airfoil to form a scaled airfoil. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180088540

Apparatus and method for computer code adjustments in an industrial machine

A manufacturing action is performed on a first part or first component involved in a manufacturing process. The manufacturing action is directed by computer software that is stored in a memory and executed by a processor. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180088539

Method for integrating individual load forecasts into a composite load forecast to present a comprehensive, synchronized and harmonized load forecast

A method is provided for merging different load forecasts for power grid centers. Area load forecasts are accepted from load forecast engines. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180088311

Integrated variable view optical adapter for an optical scope

The present disclosure is directed to an optical adapter for an optical scope. The optical scope includes a tube defining a conduit. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180088064

Systems and methods for sensing compounds in an environment

The subject matter of the present disclosure generally relates to systems and methods for sensing analytes with a high selectivity and low responses to interferences in an environment. In one embodiment, a sensor was developed which comprises a sensor electrode, a coupling element operationally coupled to a discrete segment of the sensor electrode, and an activation material in operational contact with the coupling element and configured to induce an irreversible sensor response for a selected sensing application.. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180088017

Ultrasonic measuring method and system for measuring particle size and mass concentration

A measurement method comprising: transmitting a plurality of ultrasonic signals to the fluid to be measured; receiving an return signal reflected or scattered from the particles in the fluid under test; calculating a one or more calculated values of the r parameter associated with the particle properties based on the return signal; determining the theoretical curve of the r parameter associated with the particle properties; and determining the mean diameter of the particles in the fluid based on the one or more calculated values of the r parameter and the theoretical curve of the r parameter; determining the mass concentration of the particles in the fluid according to the mean diameter of the particles. Embodiments also provide a measurement system for measuring the mean diameter and mass concentration of the particles.. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180087975

Thermographic temperature sensor

A thermographic temperature sensor includes a probe having a housing and a light pipe disposed within the housing. The light pipe includes a thermographic phosphor that may phosphoresce in response to absorbing light. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180087974

Thermographic temperature sensor

A system includes a thermographic temperature sensor that may measure a temperature of a fluid. The thermographic temperature sensor includes a probe, an optical source coupled to the probe, and a detector coupled to the probe. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180087954

Method for detection and isolation of faulty sensors

Technical effects of the invention include use of a data-driven multivariate statistical method for the detection and isolation of sensor faults applied in a virtual flow metering context. In one implementation, the data-driven multivariate statistical method employs principal components analysis, weighted squared prediction error, and partial decomposition contribution plots.. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180087776

Mounting assembly for gas turbine engine fluid conduit

The present disclosure is directed to a mounting assembly for a fluid conduit. The mounting assembly includes a casing, a first fluid conduit segment, and a second fluid conduit segment. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180087760

Expanding sensing capabilities of a luminaire

The specification and drawings present methodology for modularly expanding sensing capabilities of a luminaire or a luminaire mounted sensing system by adding replaceable exterior sensor module(s) in a desired position in a vicinity of an existing (legacy) luminaire or a luminaire system for both inside and outside applications. For outside applications, this modular expansion may be performed while maintaining weathertight sealing integrity, e.g., waterproofing of the luminaire-sensor system/apparatus including exterior housing, exterior electrical connections, cables and any other exposed components. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180087693

Clamping device and an associated method thereof

Clamping device including sheet metal, wedge-washers, and fastening members. Sheet metal includes first segments and second segment, where each of the first and second segments include conduit-facing end and outwardly-extending end. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180087669

Labyrinth seal system and an associated method thereof

Labyrinth seal system includes stationary component and rotatable component, where one of the stationary and rotatable components includes teeth. The labyrinth seal system further includes abradable component coupled to surface of other of the stationary and rotatable components and disposed facing the teeth. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180087555

System, method and apparatus for fastening components

A fastener includes a head, a shank extending from the head, a first threaded portion having a plurality of first threads formed on the shank adjacent to the head, and a second threaded portion having a plurality of second threads formed on the shank distal from the head. The plurality of first threads have a handedness that is different from a handedness of the plurality of second threads.. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180087530

Airfoil shape for thirteenth stage compressor stator vane

A system is provided, including an airfoil. The airfoil includes a first suction portion of a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z of a suction side as set forth in table i to a maximum of three decimal places, wherein the x and y values of the suction side are coordinate values that couple together to define suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile at each z coordinate value, the suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile are coupled together to define the first suction portion, the airfoil includes an airfoil length along a z axis, the first suction portion comprises a first portion length along the z axis, the first portion length is less than or equal to the airfoil length, and the cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z are non-dimensional values convertible to dimensional distances.. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180087529

Airfoil shape for eighth stage compressor stator vane

A system is provided, including an airfoil. The airfoil includes a first suction portion of a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z of a suction side as set forth in table i to a maximum of three decimal places, wherein the x and y values of the suction side are coordinate values that couple together to define suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile at each z coordinate value, the suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile are coupled together to define the first suction portion, the airfoil includes an airfoil length along a z axis, the first suction portion comprises a first portion length along the z axis, the first portion length is less than or equal to the airfoil length, and the cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z are non-dimensional values convertible to dimensional distances.. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180087528

Airfoil shape for first stage compressor stator vane

A system is provided, including an airfoil. The airfoil includes a first suction portion of a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z of a suction side as set forth in table i to a maximum of three decimal places, wherein the x and y values of the suction side are coordinate values that couple together to define suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile at each z coordinate value, the suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile are coupled together to define the first suction portion, the airfoil includes an airfoil length along a z axis, the first suction portion comprises a first portion length along the z axis, the first portion length is less than or equal to the airfoil length, and the cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z are non-dimensional values convertible to dimensional distances.. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180087526

Airfoil shape for seventh stage compressor rotor blade

A system is provided, including an airfoil. The airfoil includes a first suction portion of a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z of a suction side as set forth in table i to a maximum of three decimal places, wherein the x and y values of the suction side are coordinate values that couple together to define suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile at each z coordinate value, the suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile are coupled together to define the first suction portion, the airfoil includes an airfoil length along a z axis, the first suction portion comprises a first portion length along the z axis, the first portion length is less than or equal to the airfoil length, and the cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z are non-dimensional values convertible to dimensional distances.. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180087525

Airfoil shape for sixth stage compressor rotor blade

A system is provided, including an airfoil. The airfoil includes a first suction portion of a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z of a suction side as set forth in table i to a maximum of three decimal places, wherein the x and y values of the suction side are coordinate values that couple together to define suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile at each z coordinate value, the suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile are coupled together to define the first suction portion, the airfoil includes an airfoil length along a z axis, the first suction portion comprises a first portion length along the z axis, the first portion length is less than or equal to the airfoil length, and the cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z are non-dimensional values convertible to dimensional distances.. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180087524

Airfoil shape for eighth stage compressor rotor blade

A system is provided, including an airfoil. The airfoil includes a first suction portion of a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z of a suction side as set forth in table i to a maximum of three decimal places, wherein the x and y values of the suction side are coordinate values that couple together to define suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile at each z coordinate value, the suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile are coupled together to define the first suction portion, the airfoil includes an airfoil length along a z axis, the first suction portion comprises a first portion length along the z axis, the first portion length is less than or equal to the airfoil length, and the cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z are non-dimensional values convertible to dimensional distances.. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180087523

Improved airfoil shape for twelfth stage compressor rotor blade

A system is provided, including an airfoil. The airfoil includes a first suction portion of a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z of a suction side as set forth in table i to a maximum of three decimal places, wherein the x and y values of the suction side are coordinate values that couple together to define suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile at each z coordinate value, the suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile are coupled together to define the first suction portion, the airfoil includes an airfoil length along a z axis, the first suction portion comprises a first portion length along the z axis, the first portion length is less than or equal to the airfoil length, and the cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z are non-dimensional values convertible to dimensional distances.. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180087516

Turbomachine with active magnetic bearings

An active magnetic bearing system includes a radial actuator and an axial actuator. The radial actuator includes a radial stator coupled to a stationary component, and a radial rotor coupled to a rotatable impeller. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180087515

Ceramic coating compositions for compressor blade and methods for forming the same

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

03/29/18 / #20180087460

Systems for diagnosing a condition of an engine

Various systems and methods are provided for identifying cylinder knock. In one example, cylinder knock may be identified based on a knock monitor that identifies knock based on output from a crankshaft speed sensor.. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180087457

Advanced seals with reduced corner leakage

A gas turbine includes a plurality of combustors and a turbine with a sealing arrangement between aft frames of the combustors and a first stage nozzle of the turbine. The sealing arrangement includes first and second circumferential outer seals with a radial side seal therebetween, the outer seals include circumferential extensions with an installation clearance, and the side seal includes a leaf that obstructs the installation clearance. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180087409

Systems and methods for controlling flow valves in a turbine

A system for controlling fluid flow in a turbine that includes at least one flow valve configured to regulate fluid intake through the turbine. The system further includes a control system operatively coupled to the at least one flow valve. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180087407

Fixture for restraining a turbine wheel

A fixture for restraining a wheel of a turbomachine is provided. The fixture includes a dovetail section adapted for insertion into a dovetail slot of the wheel, and a mounting section located adjacent to, or formed integrally with, the dovetail section. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180087396

Embedded electric machine

A gas turbine engine includes a compressor section and a turbine section. A first spool is rotatable with a first turbine of the turbine section and a first compressor of the compressor section. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180087394

Turbine systems with sealing components

A turbine system including a sealing component is presented. The sealing component is positioned in a gap between adjacent turbine components of the turbine system. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180087390

Pressure-loaded seals

A sealing arrangement for sealing between a stage-one nozzle and an aft frame includes a seal comprising a flexible sealing element. The flexible sealing element includes an intermediate portion, a first outer portion on one side of the intermediate portion, and a second outer portion on the other side of the intermediate portion. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180087387

Compositions and methods for coating metal turbine blade tips

Coating systems for a turbine blade tip, such as a metal turbine blade tip, are provided. The coating system can include a thermal barrier coating on the surface of the turbine blade tip as well as one or more bond coats and/or metallic coatings. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180087385

Airfoil and method of assembling same

A method of assembling an airfoil includes depositing a bonding material on a first end of the tip portion and shaping the bonding material to form a first plurality of features. The first plurality of features correspond to a second plurality of features on a second end of the body portion. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180087383

Fixture for restraining a turbine wheel

A fixture for restraining a wheel of a turbomachine has a dovetail section adapted for insertion into a dovetail slot of the wheel. A mounting section is located adjacent to, or formed integrally with, the dovetail section. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180087382

Tooling fixture assembly for processing a component of a gas turbine engine

A tooling fixture assembly for processing a component of a gas turbine engine is provided. The tooling fixture assembly includes a component nesting fixture for precisely positioning the component within the fixture using a plurality of datum locators. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180087373

Sensing sub-assembly for use with a drilling assembly

A sensing system that includes a cylindrical body including an internal flow channel that channels a first fluid therethrough, and a sampling chamber. The sampling chamber is in flow communication with an ambient environment. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180087141

Method for treating coated article and treated article

A method for treating a coated article having a depleted layer following exposure of the coated article to an operational temperature is disclosed. The method includes applying an aluminizing composition to the article, forming an overlay aluminide coating on the article from the aluminizing composition, heat treating the overlay aluminide coating, and diffusing aluminum from the overlay aluminide coating into the depleted layer, transforming at least a portion of the depleted layer into a rejuvenated layer. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180086474

System and method for controlling fuel flow to a gas turbine engine based on motion sensor data

A system for an aircraft having a first gas turbine engine and a second gas turbine engine includes a first engine controller comprising a first motion sensor. The first motion sensor defines a first orthogonal coordinate system, and is configured for determining first motion sensor data indicating motion of the aircraft along at least one axis of the first orthogonal coordinate system. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180086471

Icing condition detection using instantaneous humidity sensing

A system and method for monitoring icing conditions that are suitable ice formation on an aircraft and propulsion system. The system includes instrumentation that instantaneously detects ambient humidity, ambient temperature and ambient pressure. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180086438

Aircraft having an aft engine

An aircraft is provided including a boundary layer ingestion fan mounted to an aft end of a fuselage. A stabilizer is mounted to the fuselage and extends between a root portion and a tip portion to define a span-wise length and extends between a leading edge and a trailing edge along the longitudinal direction. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180086437

Aircraft having an aft engine

An air injection assembly for an aircraft is provided. The aircraft includes a fuselage extending between a forward end and an aft end along a longitudinal direction and a boundary layer ingestion fan mounted to the fuselage at the aft end of the fuselage. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180086436

Aircraft having an aft engine

An aircraft is provided including a fuselage that extends along a longitudinal direction between a forward end and an aft end. A stabilizer assembly and a boundary layer ingestion fan is mounted to the fuselage at the aft end and is configured for ingesting boundary layer airflow off the surface of the fuselage. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180086292

Cooling control systems

Cooling control systems described herein detect decreased operation of a cooling system of a vehicle, restrict movement of the vehicle without stopping movement responsive to decreased operation of the cooling system, and restrict movement of the vehicle by preventing the vehicle from traveling at a speed and/or power output for a non-zero designated period of time. This can allow for the vehicle to continue moving for a temporary period of time to avoid blocking traffic. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180085869

Tool kit and method for decoupling cross-fire tube assemblies in gas turbine engines

A tool kit for decoupling a telescoping tube from a first liner of a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The tool kit includes a base plate coupled to a combustor casing. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180085830

Grain boundary engineering for additive manufacturing

In one embodiment, a method of manufacturing a metal part using a laser or electron beam during a powder bed additive manufacturing process includes melting each of a number of layers of metal powder of the metal part with an effective amount of energy using the laser or electron beam to form the metal part such that at least one or more portions of the metal part have a critical amount of residual strain. The method also includes performing a heat treatment on the metal part that transforms the residual strain into substantially distributed coincidence site lattice (csl) grain boundaries, low angle grain boundaries, or both in the metal part.. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180085543

Breathing system of anesthesia machine

A breathing system for an anesthesia machine is provided, which comprises an operation mode switch, a co2 canister, a bellows, a patient inspiratory branch and a patient expiratory branch. The operation mode switch comprises a vent communicating with the patient inspiratory branch, a vent communicating with the patient expiratory branch, a vent communicating with the bellows, and a vent communicating with the co2 canister. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180085096

Methods and systems for adjusting a field of view for medical imaging systems

Systems and methods are provided for adjusting a field of view of a medical imaging system, such as for an ultrasound imaging system. A system (e.g., an ultrasound imaging system) is provided herein that includes a matrix array probe. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180085043

Method and system for measuring a volume of an organ of interest

In an embodiment of the subject matter described herein a system is provided. The system includes a portable host system having one or more processors and a memory for storing a plurality of applications. ... General Electric Company

03/29/18 / #20180084732

Combination power plant and intensified farm

A combination power plant and intensified farm includes a power plant and an intensified farm. The power plant generates electricity and an exhaust stream. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180084661

Electronic module assembly having low loop inductance

An electronic module is presented. The electronic module includes one or more electronic devices and a first bus electrically coupled to at least one of the one or more electronic devices. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180084172

Assembly and method for glare elimination

An assembly is disclosed, which comprises a light fixture comprising a light source thereon; an image capturing device mounted adjacent with the light source; and a housing covering the image capturing device, wherein the housing has a window within a field of view of the image capturing device; wherein at least a portion of the window serving as working optical surface of the image capturing device is located within a shadow of direct light from the light source of the light fixture.. . ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180084055

Vehicle control system

A control system includes a controller configured to control communication between or among plural vehicle devices that control operation of a vehicle via a network that communicatively couples the vehicle devices. The controller also is configured to control the communication using a data distribution service (dds) and with the network operating as a time sensitive network (tsn). ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180083545

Dc converters with modified droop control and method of use

A variable frequency resonant converter includes an inverter stage, a resonant circuit, a transformer, a rectifier stage, and a controller. The inverter and rectifier stages include first and second fet devices. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180083520

Electric machine

An electric machine includes a stator and a rotor operable with the stator. The rotor includes at least one pole section, the pole section defining a direct axis in a flux barrier having a first end and a second end. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180082981

Integrated circuit devices and methods of assembling the same

An integrated circuit (ic) device is described. The ic device includes a substrate. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180082857

Electrical interconnect structure for an embedded electronics package

An electronics package includes a lower insulating layer, an upper insulating layer coupled to the lower insulating layer, and a conductive contact pad coupled to a second surface of the upper insulating layer. An electrical component is positioned within an opening formed through the upper insulating layer. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180082671

Acoustic liner and methods of constructing an acoustic liner

An acoustic liner (20) with perforation (30) and method of constructing (100) an acoustic liner including forming perforations in the facing sheet by grit blasting (104) the facing sheet and mounting (106) the facing sheet to one side of a support layer having a set of partitioned cavities wherein the facing sheet closes an open face of the cavities except for the perforations to form a set of acoustic resonator cells.. . ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180082568

Machine protection and diagnostic systems and methods

One or more embodiments of the disclosure pertain to a protection and diagnostic system that can generate a trip/alarm signal by executing a diagnostic procedure upon a machine that includes a rotating part. The diagnostic procedure can include using sensors to obtain performance parameters of various tagged critical and/or less critical sub-systems of the machine when the rotating part is rotating; determining, in real time, a system performance index of the machine based on the performance parameters; using a protection model to determine a sub-system performance index associated with at least one tagged sub-system of the machine; determining an asset health index based on combining the system performance index and the sub-system performance index; and generating the trip/alarm signal when the asset health index exceeds a threshold value. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180082420

Systems and methods for generating subtracted images

Methods and systems are provided for generating regional digital subtraction angiography (dsa) images and roadmap images with landmarks. In one embodiment, a method comprises generating a mask from a set of mask images of an anatomy of a subject, and generating a masked image by applying the mask to acquired image data of the anatomy of the subject, including weighting the mask differently inside a region of interest (roi) of the image than outside the roi, the weighting inside roi independent of the weighting outside the roi. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180082417

Systems and methods for window contamination detection

A system includes an imaging system having a housing with a window, an imaging device within the housing having a field-of-view containing at least a portion of the window, a dark-field illuminator source within the housing directed at that portion of the window within the field-of-view, a control processor in communication with the imaging device and configured to execute instructions that cause the imaging device to acquire a first series of images with the dark-field illuminator source not activated, the control processor configured to control activation of the dark-field illuminator source, the imaging device configured to capture additional images during acquisition of the first series of images, the additional images captured during periods when the dark-field illuminator source is activated. In some implementations, dark-field illuminator can be synched with frame acquisition rate of the first series of images. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180082239

System and method for autonomous service operation validation

The present approach relates to an automated approach for verifying sufficiency of and/or quality of a service operation performed on an asset by a field engineer. In one implementation the approach employs autonomous tests and/or compares performance of the serviced asset with that of comparable peers operating in similar or co-local environments.. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180082143

Method and device for automatically identifying a point of interest in a depth measurement on a viewed object

A method and device for automatically identifying a point of interest in a depth measurement on a viewed object using a video inspection device is disclosed. The video inspect device determines the three-dimensional coordinates in a region of interest on the viewed object and analyzes those surface points to determine the desired measurement application (e.g., determining the deepest point, the highest point, or the clearance between two surfaces). ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180082036

Systems and methods of medical device data collection and processing

Systems and methods of processing medical device data include receiving streaming time series medical device data. Streaming analytics are applied to the time series medical device data. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180081380

System and method for regulation of voltage on an electric power system

An electric power system includes an oltc transformer including a plurality of primary and secondary windings inductively coupled to each other. The electric power system includes at least one on-load tap changer coupled to at least one of the primary and secondary windings that is selectively configurable to regulate the portion of the primary and secondary windings inductively coupled to each other. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180081345

Work in process management system and method

Provided are a system and method for managing work in process at a manufacturing site. In one example, a management device includes an interface to receive a request for a work order that includes one or more components for manufacture, a processor to determine a manufacturing progress of the work order, and determine a time at which the work order is to be completed based on the manufacturing progress of the work order and a status at least one work queue associated with manufacturing at least one remaining component of the work order, and an output to display a work in process (wip) report of the work order including the time at which the work order is to be completed. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180081341

Parallel processing for monitoring and control of plant equipment

A device may receive operating information obtained by one or more sensors associated with plant equipment. The operating information may identify one or more operating parameters associated with operation of the plant equipment. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180081014

System and method for attenuation correction of a surface coil in a pet-mri system

A pet-mri system for imaging an object is provided. The pet-mri system includes a magnetic resonance imaging sub-system, a positron emission tomography sub-system, an optical sensor, and a data processing controller. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180081007

Systems and methods for disconnecting an mri rf coil

Various methods and systems are provided for a disconnecting a receive coil from a transmit coil of a magnetic resonance (mr) imaging apparatus during a transmit operation. In one example, a device may include a first device and a second device, each having a first terminal and a second terminal operably coupling different terminals of a radio frequency (rf) coil with one or more data acquisition elements, each device including a pair of switches. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180081006

Systems and methods for disconnecting an mri rf coil

Various methods and systems are provided for a disconnecting a receive coil from a transmit coil of a magnetic resonance (mr) system during a transmit operation. In one example, a cabling system may include a first line of coil-interfacing cable having a first set of hybrid switches, the first set of hybrid switches including a first switch, a first resonance circuit, and a second switch connected in series, and a second line of the coil-interfacing cable having a second set of hybrid switches, the first line and the second line of the coil-interfacing cable operably coupling one or more radio frequency (rf) coil elements to respective channels of the mr system. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180080891

Systems and methods for environment sensing

Systems and methods are provided for environment sensing. The system includes a sensor having a sensing material and at least one pair of electrodes in contact with the sensing material, the sensing material configured to be in contact with an ambient environment. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180080890

Systems and methods for environment sensing

Systems and methods are provided for environment sensing. The system includes a sensor node having a sensor. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180080846

Mobile hazgas/fire detection system

A system includes a gas turbine enclosure and a robotic mobile hazardous gas detection device disposed within the gas turbine enclosure. The robotic mobile hazardous gas detection device includes one or more sensors configured to detect one or more parameters related to hazardous gas leakage within the gas turbine enclosure. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180080811

Inspection system for turbine rotors

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

03/22/18 / #20180080653

Burner assembly for a burner of a gas turbine

A burner assembly of a gas turbine comprising: a tubular body defining the flow path for the hot gas of the combustion during the turbine operation; an aperture for a fuel lance; a wearing ring of a sacrificial material configured to correspond to the edge of the aperture; a contacting leg extending from the wearing ring on the tubular body; a pre-tension system configured to contact the contacting leg in order to provide a pre-tension force on the ring.. . ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180080478

Airfoil singlets

Composite airfoil singlet, includes airfoil extending from base to tip of airfoil, integrally formed with no more than one outer platform at tip and/or no more than one inner platform at base. Parallel composite plies or woven fibers extend through airfoil and through outer and/or inner platforms. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180080475

Airfoil shape for ninth stage compressor stator vane

A system is provided, including an airfoil. The airfoil includes a first suction portion of a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z of a suction side as set forth in table i to a maximum of three decimal places, wherein the x and y values of the suction side are coordinate values that couple together to define suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile at each z coordinate value, the suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile are coupled together to define the first suction portion, the airfoil includes an airfoil length along a z axis, the first suction portion comprises a first portion length along the z axis, the first portion length is less than or equal to the airfoil length, and the cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z are non-dimensional values convertible to dimensional distances.. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180080474

Airfoil shape for fifth stage compressor stator vane

A system is provided, including an airfoil. The airfoil includes a first suction portion of a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z of a suction side as set forth in table i to a maximum of three decimal places, wherein the x and y values of the suction side are coordinate values that couple together to define suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile at each z coordinate value, the suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile are coupled together to define the first suction portion, the airfoil includes an airfoil length along a z axis, the first suction portion comprises a first portion length along the z axis, the first portion length is less than or equal to the airfoil length, and the cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z are non-dimensional values convertible to dimensional distances.. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180080473

Airfoil shape for inlet guide vane of a compressor

A system is provided, including an airfoil. The airfoil includes a first suction portion of a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z of a suction side as set forth in table i to a maximum of three decimal places, wherein the x and y values of the suction side are coordinate values that couple together to define suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile at each z coordinate value, the suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile are coupled together to define the first suction portion, the airfoil includes an airfoil length along a z axis, the first suction portion comprises a first portion length along the z axis, the first portion length is less than or equal to the airfoil length, and the cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z are non-dimensional values convertible to dimensional distances.. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180080467

Airfoil shape for eleventh stage compressor rotor blade

A system is provided, including an airfoil. The airfoil includes a first suction portion of a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z of a suction side as set forth in table i to a maximum of three decimal places, wherein the x and y values of the suction side are coordinate values that couple together to define suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile at each z coordinate value, the suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile are coupled together to define the first suction portion, the airfoil includes an airfoil length along a z axis, the first suction portion comprises a first portion length along the z axis, the first portion length is less than or equal to the airfoil length, and the cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z are non-dimensional values convertible to dimensional distances.. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180080466

Airfoil shape for fourteenth stage compressor rotor blade

A system is provided, including an airfoil. The airfoil includes a first suction portion of a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z of a suction side as set forth in table i to a maximum of three decimal places, wherein the x and y values of the suction side are coordinate values that couple together to define suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile at each z coordinate value, the suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile are coupled together to define the first suction portion, the airfoil includes an airfoil length along a z axis, the first suction portion comprises a first portion length along the z axis, the first portion length is less than or equal to the airfoil length, and the cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z are non-dimensional values convertible to dimensional distances.. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180080465

Airfoil shape for fifth stage compressor rotor blade

A system is provided, including an airfoil. The airfoil includes a first suction portion of a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z of a suction side as set forth in table i to a maximum of three decimal places, wherein the x and y values of the suction side are coordinate values that couple together to define suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile at each z coordinate value, the suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile are coupled together to define the first suction portion, the airfoil includes an airfoil length along a z axis, the first suction portion comprises a first portion length along the z axis, the first portion length is less than or equal to the airfoil length, and the cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z are non-dimensional values convertible to dimensional distances.. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180080464

Airfoil shape for tenth stage compressor stator vane

A system is provided, including an airfoil. The airfoil includes a first suction portion of a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z of a suction side as set forth in table i to a maximum of three decimal places, wherein the x and y values of the suction side are coordinate values that couple together to define suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile at each z coordinate value, the suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile are coupled together to define the first suction portion, the airfoil includes an airfoil length along a z axis, the first suction portion comprises a first portion length along the z axis, the first portion length is less than or equal to the airfoil length, and the cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z are non-dimensional values convertible to dimensional distances.. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180080463

Airfoil shape for second stage compressor rotor blade

A system is provided, including an airfoil. The airfoil includes a first suction portion of a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z of a suction side as set forth in table i to a maximum of three decimal places, wherein the x and y values of the suction side are coordinate values that couple together to define suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile at each z coordinate value, the suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile are coupled together to define the first suction portion, the airfoil includes an airfoil length along a z axis, the first suction portion comprises a first portion length along the z axis, the first portion length is less than or equal to the airfoil length, and the cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z are non-dimensional values convertible to dimensional distances.. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180080462

Airfoil shape for tenth stage compressor rotor blade

A system is provided, including an airfoil. The airfoil includes a first suction portion of a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z of a suction side as set forth in table i to a maximum of three decimal places, wherein the x and y values of the suction side are coordinate values that couple together to define suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile at each z coordinate value, the suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile are coupled together to define the first suction portion, the airfoil includes an airfoil length along a z axis, the first suction portion comprises a first portion length along the z axis, the first portion length is less than or equal to the airfoil length, and the cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z are non-dimensional values convertible to dimensional distances.. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180080461

Airfoil shape for second stage compressor stator vane

A system is provided, including an airfoil. The airfoil includes a first suction portion of a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z of a suction side as set forth in table i to a maximum of three decimal places, wherein the x and y values of the suction side are coordinate values that couple together to define suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile at each z coordinate value, the suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile are coupled together to define the first suction portion, the airfoil includes an airfoil length along a z axis, the first suction portion comprises a first portion length along the z axis, the first portion length is less than or equal to the airfoil length, and the cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z are non-dimensional values convertible to dimensional distances.. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180080460

Airfoil shape for fourth stage compressor rotor blade

A system is provided, including an airfoil. The airfoil includes a first suction portion of a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z of a suction side as set forth in table i to a maximum of three decimal places, wherein the x and y values of the suction side are coordinate values that couple together to define suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile at each z coordinate value, the suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile are coupled together to define the first suction portion, the airfoil includes an airfoil length along a z axis, the first suction portion comprises a first portion length along the z axis, the first portion length is less than or equal to the airfoil length, and the cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z are non-dimensional values convertible to dimensional distances.. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180080459

Airfoil shape for thirteenth stage compressor rotor blade

A system is provided, including an airfoil. The airfoil includes a first suction portion of a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z of a suction side as set forth in table i to a maximum of three decimal places, wherein the x and y values of the suction side are coordinate values that couple together to define suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile at each z coordinate value, the suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile are coupled together to define the first suction portion, the airfoil includes an airfoil length along a z axis, the first suction portion comprises a first portion length along the z axis, the first portion length is less than or equal to the airfoil length, and the cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z are non-dimensional values convertible to dimensional distances.. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180080458

Airfoil shape for third stage compressor rotor blade

A system is provided, including an airfoil. The airfoil includes a first suction portion of a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z of a suction side as set forth in table i to a maximum of three decimal places, wherein the x and y values of the suction side are coordinate values that couple together to define suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile at each z coordinate value, the suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile are coupled together to define the first suction portion, the airfoil includes an airfoil length along a z axis, the first suction portion comprises a first portion length along the z axis, the first portion length is less than or equal to the airfoil length, and the cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z are non-dimensional values convertible to dimensional distances.. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180080434

System and method for detecting ground brush lifting

The present subject matter is directed to a system and method for detecting lifting of a ground brush of a generator of an electrical power system connected to a power grid so as to prevent damage to the electrical power system (e.g. Bearing failure). ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180080411

Gas turbine engine

A gas turbine engine includes a fan section and a core turbine engine. The fan section includes a fan and a fan shaft, with the fan including a plurality fan blades rotatable with the fan shaft. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180080404

Methods and system for diagnosing an engine component based on an engine speed profile during an engine shutdown event

Various methods and systems are provided for diagnosing an engine component based on a measured engine speed during an engine shutdown event. As one embodiment, a method for an engine includes measuring an engine speed drop rate, via an engine speed sensor, during an engine shutdown event; and indicating a change in performance of one of the engine speed sensor or an additional engine component in response to the measured engine speed drop rate deviating from a reference engine speed drop rate by a pre-set or pre-defined threshold rate.. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180080390

Smart liquid fuel system with ability to self-diagnostics

A system for predicting performance of a liquid fuel system includes a processor and a memory communicatively coupled to the processor, wherein the memory stores instructions which when executed by the processor perform operations. The operations include establishing a baseline parameter for at least one physical parameter of a nozzle or a valve associated with at least one combustor of the liquid fuel system with at least one time. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180080377

Systems and methods for a mobile power plant with improved mobility and reduced trailer count

A system a first mobile body configured to support a turbine engine and an auxiliary skid communicatively and fluidly coupled to the turbine engine. The auxiliary skid includes one or more interconnects configured to support a turbine engine component. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180080376

Systems and methods for a mobile power plant with improved mobility and reduced trailer count

A system includes a first mobile body configured to support a turbine engine and an air intake section coupled to the turbine engine. The system also includes a second mobile body configured to support a generator. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180080347

System and method for recovering turbine system extractions

An embodiment includes a power production system having a compressor system compressing a fluid. The system further includes a combustor system combusting compressed fluid and a fuel. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180080339

Circumferentially varying thickness composite fan casing

Fan blade containment system includes a composite fan case with an annular composite shell extending from forward flange downstream to aft flange, and circumferentially varying thickness portion of composite shell. Annular composite back sheet spaced radially outwardly of annular composite shell has annular filler layer disposed radially therebetween. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180080336

Braze gel, brazing process, and brazing article

A braze gel includes a braze powder, a braze binder, and a viscosity reducer. The braze gel has a gel viscosity sufficiently low to permit dip coating of a component with the braze gel to apply a braze coating of the braze gel to the component. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180080331

Silicon-based materials containing gallium and methods of forming the same

A ceramic component is generally provided that includes a silicon-based layer comprising a silicon-containing material (e.g., a silicon metal and/or a silicide) and about 0.001% to about 85% of a ga-containing compound. For example, the silicon-based layer can be a bond coating directly on the surface of the substrate. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180080328

Airfoil shape for first stage compressor rotor blade

A system is provided, including an airfoil. The airfoil includes a first suction portion of a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z of a suction side as set forth in table i to a maximum of three decimal places, wherein the x and y values of the suction side are coordinate values that couple together to define suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile at each z coordinate value, the suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile are coupled together to define the first suction portion, the airfoil includes an airfoil length along a z axis, the first suction portion comprises a first portion length along the z axis, the first portion length is less than or equal to the airfoil length, and the cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z are non-dimensional values convertible to dimensional distances.. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180080327

Airfoil shape for seventh stage compressor stator vane

A system is provided, including an airfoil. The airfoil includes a first suction portion of a nominal airfoil profile substantially in accordance with cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z of a suction side as set forth in table i to a maximum of three decimal places, wherein the x and y values of the suction side are coordinate values that couple together to define suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile at each z coordinate value, the suction side sections of the first suction portion of the nominal airfoil profile are coupled together to define the first suction portion, the airfoil includes an airfoil length along a z axis, the first suction portion comprises a first portion length along the z axis, the first portion length is less than or equal to the airfoil length, and the cartesian coordinate values of x, y, and z are non-dimensional values convertible to dimensional distances.. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180080324

Fluidically controlled steam turbine inlet scroll

A turbine inlet includes an annular housing and a main inlet port, a steam outlet, and a flow diversion port in the annular housing. A center axis of flow from the flow diversion port avoids intersecting a center axis of the steam outlet. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180079955

Methods for fabricating devices containing red line emitting phosphors

Methods for fabricating coated semiconductor elements are presented. The methods include the steps of combining a phosphor of formula i and a polymer binder to form a composite material, providing a semiconductor wafer including inigajalkn, wherein 0≦i; 0≦j; 0≦k, and a sum of i, j and k is equal to 1, coating the composite material on a surface of the semiconductor wafer to form a coated semiconductor wafer, and dicing the coated semiconductor wafer using a cutting fluid apparatus to form one or more coated semiconductor elements. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180079913

Compositions containing gallium and/or indium and methods of forming the same

A composition is provided that includes a silicon-containing material (e.g., a silicon metal and/or a silicide) and about 0.001% to about 85% of a ga-containing compound, an in-containing compound, or a mixture thereof. The silicon-based layer can be a bond coating directly on the surface of the substrate. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180079689

Silicon-based materials containing boron

A ceramic component is provided that includes a silicon-based layer comprising a silicon-containing material (e.g., a silicon metal and/or a silicide) and a boron-doped refractory compound, such as about 0.001% to about 85% by volume of the boron-doped refractory compound (e.g., about 1% to about 60% by volume of the boron-doped refractory compound). A coated component is also provided that includes a cmc component defining a surface; a bond coating directly on the surface of the cmc component, with the bond coating comprises a silicon-containing material and a boron-doped refractory compound (e.g., about 0.1% to about 25% of the boron-doped refractory compound); a thermally grown oxide layer on the bond coating; and an environmental barrier coating on the thermally grown oxide layer.. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180079688

Silicon-based materials containing indium and methods of forming the same

A ceramic component is generally provided that includes a silicon-based layer comprising a silicon-containing material (e.g., a silicon metal and/or a silicide) and about 0.001% to about 85% of an in-containing compound. For example, the silicon-based layer can be a bond coating directly on the surface of the substrate. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180079687

Silicon compositions containing boron and methods of forming the same

A composition is generally provided that includes a silicon-containing material (e.g., silicon metal and/or a silicide) and a boron-doped refractory compound, such as about 0.001% to about 85% by volume of the boron-doped refractory compound (e.g., about 1% to about 60% by volume). In one embodiment, a bond coating on a surface of a ceramic component is generally provided with the bond coating including such a composition, with the silicon-containing material is silicon metal.. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180079673

Method and system for reducing water content in water-and-solid-containing substance

A method and system for reducing a water content in a substance, comprising: mixing a water-and-solid-containing substance with a liquefied gas solvent creating a mixture and at least part of water in the water-and-solid-containing substance to be extracted into the liquefied gas solvent; separating the mixture into a substance with a decreased water content and a solvent with an increased water content, comprising the liquefied gas solvent and water extracted from the water-and-solid-containing substance; separating the solvent with an increased water content into a liquefied-gas-solvent-rich phase and a water-rich phase by changing a temperature of the solvent with an increased water content, and in a process of changing the temperature, keeping the temperature to be lower than a boiling point of the liquefied gas solvent under a pressure in the process; and returning at least part of the liquefied-gas-solvent-rich phase to be used as a solvent in creating the mixture.. . ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180079649

Silicon compositions containing boron and methods of forming the same

A compound is provided that has the formula: ln4-x-zbxdzm2-n-yanbyo9, where ln comprises la, ce, pr, nd, pm, sm, or a mixture thereof; x is 0 to about 2; d is la, ce, pr, nd, pm, sm, eu, gd, tb, dy, ho, er, tm, yb, lu, or a mixture thereof, where: d is not equal to ln; if d is la, ce, pr, nd, pm, sm, or a mixture thereof, then z is 0 to less than 4; if d is eu, gd, tb, dy, ho, er, tm, yb, lu, or a mixture thereof, then z is 0 to about 2; m comprises ga, al, or a combination thereof; a comprises fe, in, or a combination thereof; n is 0 to about 1; y is 0 to about 1; and x+y is greater than 0. In one embodiment, a composition is generally provided that includes a silicon-containing material and such a boron-doped refractory compound.. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180079648

Boron doped rare earth metal oxide compound

A compound is generally provided that has the formula: ln3-xbxm5-ybyo12, where ln comprises sc, y, la, ce, pr, nd, pm, sm, eu, gd, tb, dy, ho, er, tm, yb, lu, or a mixture thereof; x is 0 to about 1.5; m comprises ga, in, al, fe, or a combination thereof; y is 0 to about 2.5; and x+y is greater than 0. A composition is also provided that includes a silicon-containing material (e.g., silicon metal and/or a silicide) and the boron-doped refractory compound having the formula described above, such as about 0.001% to about 85% by volume of the boron-doped refractory compound.. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180079514

Aircraft having an aft engine

An aircraft is provided including a fuselage that extends along a longitudinal direction between a forward end and an aft end. A boundary layer ingestion fan is mounted to the fuselage at the aft end and is configured for ingesting boundary layer airflow off the surface of the fuselage. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180079151

Reinforced shape design of target location in additively manufactured component and related methods

Various aspects include additively manufactured components and related processes of forming such components. In some cases, a method of forming an additively manufactured component includes: identifying a target location in a data model representing a component to be manufactured; adding a reinforced region proximate the target location in the data model; and additively manufacturing the component including the target location and the reinforced region, wherein the additively manufacturing includes: forming the additively manufactured component; and heat treating the additively manufactured component, including the reinforced region, after the forming.. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180079148

Methods and apparatus for thin-walled geometries for additive manufacturing

The present disclosure generally relates to methods and apparatuses for additive manufacturing (am) that utilize a pulsed laser to solidify a liquid photopolymer. The method includes scanning a first portion of the photopolymer with the laser at a first draw speed, wherein the first portion of the photopolymer corresponds to a first portion of the part that has a width less than a threshold width. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180079111

Molding method

A method of molding a composite structure having continuous fibers contained therein is disclosed. The method including the steps of compressing a first composite material in a mold; forming a cavity in the first composite material; placing a second composite material having continuous fibers contained therein in the cavity formed in the first composite material to minimize movement and distortion of the continuous fibers; compressing the first composite material such that the compression of the first composite material causes the first composite material to flow to edges of the second composite material; and allowing the first composite material to bond to the second composite material under molding temperature and pressure to form the composite structure.. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180078937

Compact valve array with actuation system

Described herein is a system for on-demand synthesis/analysis of compounds and/or diagnostic applications. In general, any application that requires a low-cost binary switch valve array for fast (<100 ms) switching of gases or liquids, in a spatially compact format, is compatible with the system described herein.. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180078233

Spectral calibration of spectral computed tomography (ct)

There is set forth herein a method including performing with an x-ray detector array of a ct imaging system one or more calibration scans, wherein the one or more calibration scans include obtaining for each element of the first through nth elements of the x-ray detector array one or more calibration measurements; and updating a spectral response model for each element of the first through nth elements using the one or more calibration measurements. In another aspect, a ct imaging system can perform imaging, e.g. ... General Electric Company

03/22/18 / #20180078158

Method and system for monitoring blood pressure

A system for monitoring blood pressure includes a blood pressure cuff, a blood pressure measurement device removably connected to the blood pressure cuff, and a cuff verification module. The cuff verification module is executable on a processor to receive medical record information from a patient, determine an expected cuff size for the patient based on the medical record information, receive a detected cuff size for the blood pressure cuff, and verify that the detected cuff size is consistent with the expected cuff size.. ... General Electric Company

03/15/18 / #20180077780

Tracking and commissioning of light engines using near field communication

Provided is a light emitting diode (led) lighting fixture including a light engine, a plurality of leds, an led driver, and a near field communication (nfc) electrically erasable programmable read only memory (eeprom) circuit. The nfc eeprom circuit provides an avenue for storing information pertaining to the led light fixture that is easily accessible.. ... General Electric Company

03/15/18 / #20180076659

Isolated parallel ups system with choke bypass switch

An uninterruptible power supply (ups) system is provided. The ups system includes a plurality of upss, a ring bus coupled to the upss, a plurality of chokes, and at least one static switch coupled between an associated ups of the upss and the ring bus. ... General Electric Company

03/15/18 / #20180076658

Isolated parallel ups system with fault location detection

An uninterruptible power supply (ups) system is provided. The ups system includes a plurality of upss, a ring bus that electrically couples the upss together, a static switch coupled between an associated ups of the upss and the ring bus, and a controller. ... General Electric Company

03/15/18 / #20180076619

Start-up of hvdc networks

A method and apparatus for controlling a voltage source converter to energise a dc link. A voltage order generating module generates a voltage order for controlling the voltage source converter to generate a dc voltage on the dc link. ... General Electric Company

03/15/18 / #20180076472

Integrated fuel cell systems

An integrated fuel cell system includes fuel cells, fuel heat exchangers, air heat exchangers, and tail gas oxidizers. The tail gas oxidizers oxidize a (second) portion of fuel received from the fuel cells with effluent that is output from the fuel cells. ... General Electric Company

03/15/18 / #20180075998

Multi-layer x-ray source fabrication

Fabrication of a multi-layer x-ray source is disclosed using bulk structures to fabricate a multi-layer target structure. In one implementation, layers of x-ray generating material, such as tungsten, are interleaved with thermally conductive layers, such as diamond layers. ... General Electric Company

03/15/18 / #20180074987

Automated retrofit installation tool for replacement of one or more pre-existing dedicated input/output (i/o) modules and terminal boards with one or more universal i/o modules

Described are systems, methods and computer-program product for replacing a prior input/output (i/o) module and terminal board with a universal i/o device by providing software based instructions and configuration settings for the installer. The method includes provisions for new wiring changes or harnesses as well as preset adapters, converting prior device configuration settings from an i/o module, pack, and/or terminal board to new configuration settings for a programmable i/o device, generating a wiring chart for any wiring changes based on the settings, and displaying the information for the installer and/or programmer's use. ... General Electric Company

03/15/18 / #20180074143

System and method for marking an object during a magnetic resonance imaging scan

A magnetic resonance imaging system is provided. The system includes a magnet assembly, a controller, and a marker. ... General Electric Company

03/15/18 / #20180074115

Residual ionic cleanliness evaluation component

Presented is a residual ionic contamination measurement device. The device comprises a component body defining at least one surface, and conductive traces along at least one surface of the component body defining at least one connection configured to connect the conductive traces by at least one of direct and indirect means to an electrical parameter measurement device, the conductive traces configured to remain in a passive state until connected to the electrical parameter measurement device, wherein when the conductive traces are connected to the electrical parameter measurement device, a signal is generated indicative of a level of residual ionic contamination.. ... General Electric Company

03/15/18 / #20180073904

Estimation approach for use with a virtual flow meter

Approaches for a modeling and estimation approach for a virtual flow meter (vfm) are described. Certain aspects of the present virtual flow meter approaches relate to the manner in which multiple sources of information in the field are merged within a filter framework for estimation. ... General Electric Company

03/15/18 / #20180073902

Method for assessing and managing sensor uncertainties in a virtual flow meter

The present approach relates to establishing metrics for the computation of uncertainty boundaries for mean values for pressure and temperature drop error and mean values for mass flow error. Using such metric, sensor inaccuracies may be accounted for in the calibration and/or estimation processes of a virtual flow meter. ... General Electric Company

03/15/18 / #20180073522

Turbomachine stator travelling wave inhibitor

A turbomachine assembly includes annular stator surrounding rotor circumscribed and rotatable about centerline axis. One or more non-axisymmetric partial arc annular circular stiffeners are disposed around and on stator and may be helical. ... General Electric Company

03/15/18 / #20180073518

Aircraft fan with low part-span solidity

A fan for a gas turbine engine includes: an annular casing; a disk disposed inside the casing and mounted for rotation about an axial centerline, the disk including a row of fan blades extending radially outwardly therefrom; each of the fan blades including an airfoil having circumferentially opposite pressure and suction sides extending radially in span from a root to a tip, and extending axially in chord between spaced-apart leading and trailing edges, with the airfoils defining corresponding flow passages therebetween for pressurizing air; the row including no more than 21 and no less than 13 of the fan blades; and wherein each of the fan blades has a solidity defined by a ratio of the airfoil chord over a circumferential pitch of the fan blades, measured at 60% of a radial distance from the root to the tip, of less than about 1.6.. . ... General Electric Company

03/15/18 / #20180073440

Controlling turbine shroud clearance for operation protection

This disclosure provides systems, methods, and storage medium for storing code related to controlling turbine shroud clearance for operational protection. The disclosure includes a multi-stage turbine and a protection system. ... General Electric Company

03/15/18 / #20180073432

Method and apparatus for modularized inlet silencer baffles

A system includes a conduit having a fluid flow path and a silencer baffle disposed in a fluid conduit along the fluid flow path, where the silencer baffle has at least two of the plurality of baffle sections are coupled together via mating interlock structures.. . ... General Electric Company

03/15/18 / #20180073389

System and method for condition-based monitoring of a compressor

In one embodiment, a turbine system includes a compressor, an intake section including a filter house and an inlet duct. The intake section is coupled to the compressor, and the filter house is upstream from the inlet duct. ... General Electric Company

03/15/18 / #20180073388

System and method for hpt disk over speed prevention

The turbine assembly includes a shaft, a plurality of rotor disks, a plurality of blades, and at least one cutting mechanisms. The rotor disks are spaced axially along, and coupled to, the shaft and include a radially outer portion. ... General Electric Company

03/15/18 / #20180073386

System and method for condition-based monitoring of turbine filters

In one embodiment, a turbine system includes an intake section including a filter house, the filter house including at least one filtration stage, each of the at least one filtration stage, including a filter. The turbine system also includes one or more sensors disposed in the intake section, and a processor configured to receive performance data related to testing conditions of the intake section, sensor data from the one or more sensors, local conditions data, or some combination thereof, predict a filter degradation rate for the filter using a filter degradation prediction model that provides a function of performance of the filter based on the performance data, the sensor data, the local conditions data, or some combination thereof, and perform one or more preventative actions based on the filter degradation rate prediction.. ... General Electric Company

03/15/18 / #20180073366

Rotational imbalance reduction

Various embodiments include apparatuses and systems for controlling rotational imbalance of a rotary element. In one embodiment, a rotational imbalance reduction apparatus includes at least one heating element for heating a location on a rotary element, a pulsing element configured to pulse actuate the heating element in synchronization with a multiple, fraction, or mixed fraction of the frequency of rotation of the rotary element, and a control system coupled with the pulsing element and the heating element, the control system actuating the heating element and the pulsing element to apply heat to the location of the rotary element in pulses synchronized with the multiple, fraction, or mixed fraction of the frequency of rotation of the rotary element.. ... General Electric Company

03/15/18 / #20180073365

Turbomachine component with surface repair

A component according to the disclosure may include a body having an aperture therein for receiving one of a turbomachine shaft or a lathe chuck, wherein in response to the body being coupled to the lathe chuck, the aperture is oriented substantially axially relative to an axis of rotation of the body with the lathe chuck; and a flange coupled to and in direct axial contact with the body, the flange including a surface that extends axially relative to the axis of rotation of the body, wherein the surface of the flange comprises a matingly engageable face configured to contact an axially aligned surface during operation of the component and having a sanding indentation thereon, wherein a surface roughness of the surface of the flange is less than a surface roughness of a remainder of the component.. . ... General Electric Company

03/15/18 / #20180073123

Process for forming diffusion coating on substrate

A process for forming a diffusion coating on a substrate is disclosed, including preparing a slurry including a donor metal powder, an activator powder, and a binder, and applying the slurry to the substrate. The slurry is dried on the substrate, forming a slurry layer on the substrate. ... General Electric Company

03/15/18 / #20180072098

System and method for adjusting torque distribution

A system and method herein relate to vehicle control by adjusting a torque distribution of the vehicle. The system includes a first motor configured to provide a torque to a first wheel, and a delivery system configured to controllably apply a traction control compound to a route on which the first wheel is configured to travel. ... General Electric Company

03/15/18 / #20180071872

Method for installing and removing modularized silencer baffles

A method includes assembling a silencer baffle configured to mount in a fluid conduit along a fluid flow path, where assembling the silencer baffle includes coupling together a plurality of baffle sections via mating interlock structures.. . ... General Electric Company

03/15/18 / #20180071824

Support removal tool for additive manufacture

Aspects of the disclosure include a machine and system for support removal and a laser-sintered component compatible with same. A laser-sintered component may have a component surface and at least one laser-sintered support extending from the component surface. ... General Electric Company

03/15/18 / #20180071822

Removable support for additive manufacture

Aspects of the disclosure include a removable support for additive manufacture and methods and code for manufacturing and removing the same. A removable support for a laser-sintered component having at least one surface to connect to may include a support body, a first set of connectors, and a second set of connectors. ... General Electric Company

03/15/18 / #20180071821

Additive manufacturing material analysis system and related method

Various aspects include systems and methods for analyzing materials in additive manufacturing processes. In some cases, a system includes: an additive manufacturing (am) printer for printing an am object, the am printer including a raw material chamber and a build chamber; a control system coupled with the am printer configured to control the printing of the am object; and a material analysis system coupled with the control system and the am printer, the material analysis system configured to analyze a raw material obtained directly from at least one of the raw material chamber or the build chamber for a defect prior to, or contemporaneously with, additively manufacturing the am component.. ... General Electric Company

03/15/18 / #20180071820

Reversible binders for use in binder jetting additive manufacturing techniques

A method of binder jet printing a metal part includes depositing a layer of a metal powder on a working surface of a binder jet printer and selectively printing a binder solution having a reversible binder into the layer of metal powder in a pattern to generate a printed layer. The pattern is representative of a structure of a layer of the metal part. ... General Electric Company

03/15/18 / #20180071686

Subsea water processing system and associated methods

A subsea water processing system and associated methods are disclosed. The subsea water processing system includes a microfiltration unit, an ultrafiltration unit, and an electrochemical unit. ... General Electric Company

03/15/18 / #20180070921

A method and apparatus for performing measurement on an m-mode ultrasonic image

The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for performing measurement on an m-mode ultrasonic image. The method comprises: obtaining position information of measurement points on the m-mode ultrasonic image; marking corresponding points of the measurement points on a b-mode ultrasonic image corresponding to the m-mode ultrasonic image based on the position information; and performing measurement on the m-mode ultrasonic image based on the position information.. ... General Electric Company

03/08/18 / #20180069543

Switch apparatus

An apparatus and methods of breaking a circuit using a switch are disclosed. In an example, a variable voltage is applied across a switch, which comprises a series connection of switching elements which are individually controllable between a blocking state and a conductive state. ... General Electric Company

03/08/18 / #20180069469

Control of voltage source converters

A method and apparatus for controlling a fault blocking voltage source converter apparatus which is, in use, connected to an ac system and a dc system for power transmission, in the event of a dc side interruption operating the voltage source converter apparatus after identification of a need for a dc side interruption based on a voltage order, so as to extract at least some electrical energy stored in the connected dc system to the voltage source converter apparatus.. . ... General Electric Company

03/08/18 / #20180068823

X-ray tube with gridding electrode

An x-ray tube is provided. The x-ray tube includes an electron beam source including a cathode configured to emit an electron beam. ... General Electric Company

03/08/18 / #20180068774

Additive manufacturing-based low-profile inductor

A core includes a first layer, a second layer, and a third layer. The first layer has a first surface, a second surface, and a first recessed pattern extending from the second surface of the first layer toward the first surface of the first layer. ... General Electric Company

03/08/18 / #20180067738

Automatic deployment of control code

A system and approaches for automatically deploying control code are provided where a notification of an update to an industrial asset is received and permission to update the asset is granted. A measure of a sensed environmental condition from the asset is received, and a determination is made whether to apply the update to the asset based on the measure of the sensed environmental condition.. ... General Electric Company

03/08/18 / #20180067085

Method for inspecting a weld seam

A method for non-destructive inspection of a weld seam. An array of ultrasonic transducers is positioned such that the array of transducers extends over at least part of the width of the weld seam. ... General Electric Company

03/08/18 / #20180067084

Inspection probe

An inspection apparatus, including an extendable structure, an inspection probe, a drive, a sensor, and a processor. The extendable structure includes an end fixed to the inspection probe and insertable into a gap defined between a first surface and a second surface. ... General Electric Company

03/08/18 / #20180066847

Fuel nozzle assembly with resonator

A bundled tube fuel nozzle assembly including a fuel plenum and an air plenum. A plurality of mixing tubes extend through the fuel plenum and the air plenum. ... General Electric Company

03/08/18 / #20180066548

Combined cycle power plant having an integrated recuperator

A combined cycle power plant is provided. The combined cycle power plant includes a gas turbine and a heat recovery steam generator disposed in fluid communication with the gas turbine and including one or more steam heater units. ... General Electric Company

03/08/18 / #20180066543

Turbine casing jack

An apparatus for lifting an inner casing of a turbine includes a base, an arm, a guide roller, and an adjustment system. The arm has a first end and a second end, and is pivotally connected to the base intermediate the first end and the second end. ... General Electric Company

03/08/18 / #20180066534

Turbomachine temperature control system

Various embodiments include a system having: a first steam turbine coupled with a shaft; a seal system coupled with the shaft, the seal system including a set of linearly disposed seal locations on each side of the steam turbine along the shaft, each seal location corresponding with a control valve for controlling a flow of fluid therethrough; and a control system coupled with each of the control valves, the control system configured to control flow of a dry air or gas to at least one of the seal locations for heating the system.. . ... General Electric Company

03/08/18 / #20180066341

Modified articles, coated articles, and modified alloys

A modified alloy is disclosed including a base alloy composition and an additive gamma prime antioxidant. The base alloy composition includes a concentration of a gamma prime antioxidant less than an effective concentration of the gamma prime antioxidant. ... General Electric Company

03/08/18 / #20180065743

Tiltrotor propulsion system for an aircraft

A method for operating a propulsion system of an aircraft includes moving a plurality of forward and aft propulsors to a vertical thrust position. While in the vertical thrust positions, the method also includes providing a first forward to aft ratio of electric power to the plurality of forward and aft propulsors. ... General Electric Company

03/08/18 / #20180065742

Tiltrotor propulsion system for an aircraft

An aircraft includes a fuselage and a wing assembly attached to or formed integrally with the fuselage. The aircraft also includes a propulsion system having a port propulsor and a starboard propulsor. ... General Electric Company

03/08/18 / #20180065741

Tiltrotor propulsion system for an aircraft

An aircraft includes a fuselage, a forward wing assembly, and aft wing assembly, and a propulsion system. The propulsion system includes a first primary thrust propulsor and a first secondary thrust propulsor, the first primary thrust propulsor being different than the first secondary thrust propulsor. ... General Electric Company

03/08/18 / #20180065740

Tiltrotor propulsion system for an aircraft

An aircraft includes a fuselage, a forward wing assembly, and aft wing assembly, and a propulsion system. The propulsion system includes a port forward propulsor and a starboard forward propulsor, each of which rotatable between a forward thrust position and a vertical thrust position and together defining a maximum forward thrust capability. ... General Electric Company

03/08/18 / #20180065739

Tiltrotor propulsion system for an aircraft

An aircraft includes a fuselage and a wing assembly attached to or formed integrally with the fuselage. The aircraft also includes a hybrid electric propulsion system having a port propulsor and a starboard propulsor, with the port and starboard propulsors attached to the wing assembly on opposing sides of the fuselage and rotatable between a forward thrust position and a vertical thrust position. ... General Electric Company

03/08/18 / #20180065650

Route examining system

Systems for examining a route inject one or more electrical examination signals into a conductive route from onboard a vehicle system traveling along the route, detect one or more electrical characteristics of the route based on the one or more electrical examination signals, and detect a break in conductivity of the route responsive to the one or more electrical characteristics decreasing by more than a designated drop threshold for a time period within a designated drop time period. Feature vectors may be determined for the electrical characteristics and compared to one or more patterns in order to distinguish between breaks in the conductivity of the route and other causes for changes in the electrical characteristics.. ... General Electric Company

03/08/18 / #20180065615

System and method for controlling at least one of tractive or braking efforts of a vehicle system

System including an effort-monitoring system is configured to control tractive efforts (tes) individually produced by propulsion-generating vehicles in a vehicle system. The effort-monitoring system is configured to control each of the propulsion-generating vehicles to provide a respective prescribed te. ... General Electric Company

03/08/18 / #20180065491

Vehicle propulsion system with multi-channel dc bus and method of manufacturing same

An apparatus includes a multi-channel dc bus assembly comprising a first channel and a second channel, a first electromechanical device coupled to a positive dc link of the first channel, and a second electromechanical device coupled to a positive dc link of the second channel. A first dc-to-ac voltage inverter is coupled to the positive dc link of the first channel and a second dc-to-ac voltage inverter is coupled to the positive dc link of the second channel. ... General Electric Company

03/08/18 / #20180065319

Recoater bracket for additive manufacturing

A mounting apparatus for a recoater rail of an additive manufacturing machine includes: a bracket including: a body having first and second ends; first and second flanges extending from the first and second ends respectively, the body and flanges cooperatively forming a c-shape; a first jack screw mounted to the first flange, the first jack screw extending parallel to the body; and a second jack screw mounted to the second flange, the second jack screw extending parallel to the body.. . ... General Electric Company

03/08/18 / #20180065203

Sinter-bonded hybrid article, method for forming hybrid article, and method for closing aperture

A hybrid article is disclosed including a coating disposed on and circumscribing the lateral surface of a core having a core material. The coating includes about 35% to about 95% of a first metallic material having a first melting point, and about 5% to about 65% of a second metallic material having a second melting point lower than the first melting point. ... General Electric Company

03/08/18 / #20180065200

Electrical machining device and method, hybrid machining system and method

An electrical machining method comprises machining a workpiece by an electrical machining device comprising an electrode; increasing a feedrate of the electrode at a first acceleration if a discharge current passing through the electrode and the workpiece is lower than a discharge current reference; and decreasing the feedrate of the electrode at a second acceleration if the discharge current is higher than the discharge current reference, wherein the second acceleration has an absolute value higher than that of the first acceleration.. . ... General Electric Company

03/08/18 / #20180064407

Direct attached tungsten 3-d printed collimator to scintillator array

In the present invention, an integrated scintillator and collimator array for a detector utilized in a ct imaging system is provided. The integrated scintillator and collimator assembly is are fabricated from a manufacturing process or technique in which a scintillator array including a number of scintillation pixels is optically measured to determine the precise position of each pixel on the array. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180063674

Geofencing for wireless communications

The present disclosure relates to a system includes a luneburg lens antenna system configured to selectively provide wireless communication to a plurality of stations, and one or more sensors configured to collect data related to an occupancy status of each of the plurality of stations. The system also includes a controller coupled to the luneburg lens antenna system and the one or more sensors, wherein the controller is configured to determine the occupancy status of each of the plurality of stations based on the data collected by the one or more sensors, and the controller is further configured to change operation of the luneburg lens antenna system based on the occupancy status of each of the plurality of stations.. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180062618

Embedded rf filter package structure and method of manufacturing thereof

A filter package and method of manufacturing thereof is disclosed. The filter device package includes a first dielectric layer having an acoustic wave filter device attached thereto, the acoustic wave filter device comprising an active area and i/o pads. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180062514

Hybrid active power link module device and associated systems and methods

A hybrid active power link device includes a plurality of active power link modules (aplms). Each aplm of the plurality of aplms includes a plurality of switching devices including a first switching device and a second switching device coupled in series. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180062482

Rotor retaining ring

The present application provides a dynamoelectric machine. The dynamoelectric machine may include a stator, a rotor, and an air gap separating the stator and the rotor. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180062394

Systems and methods for operatively coupling a micro-grid to a bulk grid

A method for operatively coupling a plurality of generating units in at least one micro-grid to a bulk grid, where the at least one micro-grid is configurable to be operatively coupled to the bulk grid via a point of interconnection breaker is presented. The method includes, using a control unit operatively coupled to the at least one micro-grid and the bulk grid, determining one or more bulk grid side parameters and one or more micro-grid side parameters, comparing one or more of the one or more micro-grid side parameters with corresponding one or more bulk grid side parameters, and synchronizing each of the plurality of generating units in the at least one micro-grid with the bulk grid based on the comparison. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180062390

Primary power grid frequency response characterization using phasor measurement unit data

The technology is generally directed towards characterizing primary frequency response parameters (e.g., frequency response coefficient, inertia, damping, droop) for an interconnection, region, and power plant utilizing phasor measure unit (pmu) data captured during an event (e.g., a generation trip event) that causes an imbalance in the power grid system. Pre-processing of localized pmu based frequency measurements combined with system identification techniques fit the observed frequency response to estimate parameters such as system inertia, frequency response coefficient, turbine time constant, system damping and governor droop that characterize the interconnection-wide frequency response.. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180062367

Electrical distribution apparatus and methods of assembling same

An electrical distribution apparatus includes a bus bar assembly including a first surface. The electrical distribution apparatus also includes a backplane including a second surface. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180062359

Electrical distribution apparatus and methods of assembling same

An electrical distribution apparatus includes a backplane for supporting a plurality of electrical devices, a bus bar assembly coupled to the backplane, and a frame that supports the backplane. The electrical distribution apparatus also includes at least one positioning member that facilitates positioning the backplane relative to the frame. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180062246

Sensed situation millimeter-wave communications beam control

The present disclosure relates to a system includes an antenna disposed on a pole and a beam control unit disposed on the pole and operably coupled to the antenna. The beam control unit includes one or more sensors configured to detect one or more parameters related to tilting or bending of the pole. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180062230

Airflow cooling for an energy storage system

The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods for providing a cooling airflow to an energy storage system. The energy storage system can include one or more energy storage devices positioned within a defined thermal zone. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180061611

System and method for reducing relative bearing shaft deflection in an x-ray tube

An x-ray tube is provided. The x-ray tube includes a bearing configured to couple to an anode. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180061113

Systems and methods for functional imaging

A system includes a structural imaging acquisition unit, a functional imaging acquisition unit, and one or more processors. The structural imaging acquisition unit is configured to perform a structural scan to acquire structural imaging information of a patient. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180061088

Guided filter for multiple level energy computed tomography (ct)

As set forth herein low energy signal data and high energy signal data can be acquired. A first material decomposed (md) image of a first material basis and a second material decomposed (md) image of a second material basis can be obtained using the low energy signal data and the high energy signal data. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180061067

Image processing method and apparatus for x-ray imaging device

This disclosure presents an image processing method and related x-ray imaging device the method comprises: calculating a relative displacement between two first images that are already in auto registration as a first displacement vector; calculating a difference between position information fed back by a position sensor on the x-ray imaging device when imaging exposure is performed on the two first images respectively as a second displacement vector; calculating a first error of the first displacement vector relative to the second displacement vector; calculating a registration level corresponding to the first error in accordance with a pre-stored training model which is a mathematical distribution model of second errors between a plurality of third displacement vectors and a plurality of corresponding fourth displacement vectors; and labeling the registration level on the two first images that are already in auto registration.. . ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180061045

Systems and methods for adaptive imaging systems

A system includes an imaging acquisition unit, a reconstruction unit, and a determination system. The imaging acquisition unit is configured to perform a scan to acquire imaging information of a patient. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180060832

Failure mode ranking in an asset management system

This disclosure provides systems for using failure mode ranking in an asset management system to generate asset maintenance outputs. Operational data, failure mode models, and configuration data for an asset, such as a complex electromechanical system, are related to failure prevention analytics configurations through failure mode rankings to enable the asset management system to reduce a future ranking of potential failure modes by changing the present configuration of the asset to include a recommended failure prevention analytics configuration.. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180060825

System and method for managing applications in the cloud

This disclosure provides a method for application management including identifying a list of applications, inserting one or more automation schedules for one or more applications of the list of applications into a database, running the one or more automation schedules, identifying one or more instance activity, scheduling a time for the one or more instance activity to occur, and sending a notification to an application user, wherein the notification alerts a user to the scheduled time for the one or more instance activity and a user may choose to change the scheduled time. A system is also provided including an application management module, wherein the application management module includes a dashboard comprising one or more selectable elements for management of one or more applications, wherein application management comprises scheduling and notifying a user of one or more instance activity.. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180060777

Multi-interval dispatch system tools for enabling dispatchers in power grid control centers to manage changes

A system tool that provides dispatchers in power grid control centers with a capability to manage changes. Included is a user interface and a plurality of scheduler engines. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180060142

Mixed criticality control system

A control system includes a multi-core processor configured to operate plural different applications performing different operations for controlling a controlled system. The applications are associated with different levels of criticality based on the operations performed by the applications. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180060058

Method and apparatus for updating industrial assets

A message is broadcast from an industrial device to a server. The message includes information identifying the type of the industrial device and indicates that the industrial device is to be configured. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180059270

Temperature stabilization for detector heads

An imaging system is provided that includes a gantry, plural radiation detector head assemblies, a cooling unit, and a manifold. The radiation detector head assemblies are disposed about a bore of the gantry. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180059195

Magnetic resonance imaging method and system

The present invention provides a magnetic resonance imaging method and system, the method comprising performing the following steps at least once: a composition step: performing image composition processing on raw images received by a receiving coil that is pre-determined as an artifact coil and a receiving coil that is pre-determined as a non-artifact coil to obtain a composite image; and a correction step: obtaining a product of the above composite image and space sensitivity of the above artifact coil to replace the raw image received by the above artifact coil, and performing the above composition step again.. . ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180059087

Bi-directional oil-flow adapter for attaching to a valve-controlled port of a transformer

Certain embodiments of the disclosure relate to a bi-directional oil-flow adapter that is attachable to a valve-controlled port of a transformer housing in which oil is contained for cooling parts of the transformer such as a primary coil and a secondary coil. The bi-directional oil-flow adapter not only allows for an oil sample to be drawn out of the transformer housing via the valve-controlled port but also allows for the oil sample to be used (along with an additional volume of oil if so desired) for flushing the valve-controlled port in order to ensure that a subsequent oil sample is different than a current oil sample. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058972

Hazgas system with acoustic wave sensors

A gas monitoring system for monitoring gas leaks from a gas turbine engine disposed within a gas turbine enclosure includes a controller including a processor and a memory communicatively coupled to the processor. The memory stores instructions which when executed by the processor perform operations including obtaining one or more operational parameters associated with a gas turbine system having the gas turbine engine from one or more sensors during operation of the gas turbine engine. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058958

Systems and methods for compensating for air gap sensitivity in torque sensors

A system may include a first sensor and a second sensor. The first sensor may include a driving pole that includes a driving coil that receives a driving current and emits a magnetic flux portion through a structure. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058957

System and method for measuring torque on a rotating component

A system for measuring torque on a component having a residually magnetized region is provided. The system includes a torque sensor for sensing an electromagnetic characteristic of the component and transmitting a plurality of signals that are indicative of the electromagnetic characteristic. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058773

Heat sink assembly

A heat sink assembly includes plural thermally conductive hair fins configured to be thermally coupled with a component to be cooled. The hair fins are elongated along a first direction and separated from each other by gaps along different second and third directions. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058762

Rsc external downcomer tube arrangement

A system includes a radiant syngas cooler which receives and cools syngas generated in a gasifier. The radiant syngas cooler includes an outer shell of the radiant syngas cooler defining an annular space of the radiant syngas cooler and a heat exchange tube of the radiant syngas cooler positioned within the annular space and configured to flow a cooling medium. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058698

Tempered ammonia injection for gas turbine selective catalyst reduction system

The present application provides a selective catalyst reduction system for use with a combustion gas stream of a gas turbine. The selective catalyst reduction system may include an inlet positioned about the gas turbine, a combined ammonia-tempering air injection grid positioned about the inlet, and a catalyst positioned downstream of the combined ammonia-tempering air injection grid. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058696

Fuel-air mixer assembly for use in a combustor of a turbine engine

A fuel-air mixer assembly that includes a mixer portion, and a flare cup portion coupled to the mixer portion. The flare cup portion includes a side wall that including an inlet opening and a discharge opening defined therein. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058687

Overfire air system for low nitrogen oxide tangentially fired boiler

The present application provides a tangentially fired boiler. The tangentially fired boiler may include a combustion chamber and an overfire air system positioned about the combustion chamber. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058545

System for regulating stresses in ring gears

A ring gear having a longitudinal axis includes an annular gear rim. The annular gear rim further includes an inner annular surface and a plurality of teeth extending from the inner annular surface, the plurality of teeth configured to mate with a planet gear of a planetary gear assembly. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058425

System and method for estimating wind coherence and controlling wind turbine based on same

The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for estimating an overall wind coherence acting on a wind turbine and using same to dynamically adapt the gain or bandwidth of pitch or torque or yaw control logic within a wind turbine. The method includes generating, via sensors, a plurality of sensor signals reflective of wind conditions near the wind turbine. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058422

Pre-cured rotor blade components having areas of variable stiffness

The present disclosure is directed to a rotor blade component for a wind turbine. The rotor blade component includes a plurality of pre-cured members arranged in one or more layers. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058367

Methods and system for diagnosing fuel injectors of an engine

Various methods and systems are provided for diagnosing a condition of a fuel injector of an engine. In one example, a method for an engine includes injecting a first pulse of fuel as a first pilot injection into a first subset of cylinders of a plurality of engine cylinders, where the first pilot injection precedes a primary injection of fuel into the first subset of cylinders by a duration; correlating a first response in an engine operating parameter to the first pilot injection; and adjusting the primary injection of fuel into the first subset of cylinders based on the first response. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058354

Method and systems for adjusting flow resistance in a thermal management system during an engine start

Various methods and systems are provided for a thermal management system of an engine. A method for an engine may comprise adjusting an engine speed during an engine start event that includes an engine cranking activity from a first engine speed to a second engine speed, where the adjusting is based on a sensed oil temperature; adjusting a first resistance of a radiator primary return line of a thermal management system to a first resistance level; and adjusting the engine speed a duration after a start of the engine cranking from the second engine speed to a third engine speed, the third engine speed based at least in part on an engine torque demand, and selectively adjusting the first resistance between each of the first resistance level and a second resistance level based on the third engine speed, the second resistance level being lower than the first resistance level.. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058339

Systems and methods to improve shut-down purge flow in a gas turbine system

A system includes a controller of a power generation system including a memory storing instructions and a processor that executes the instructions. The instructions cause the controller to control the power generation system to provide inlet bleed heat flow to a gas turbine during deceleration of the gas turbine. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058338

Systems and methods to improve shut-down purge flow in a gas turbine system

A system includes a controller including a memory storing instructions and a processor that executes the instructions. The instructions cause the controller to control a steam turbine system coupled to a power generation system to release steam during deceleration of a gas turbine. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058337

Systems and methods to improve shut-down purge flow in a gas turbine system

A system includes a controller including a memory storing instructions to perform operations of a power generation system and a processor that executes the instructions. The instructions cause the controller to control purging fluid flow to an inlet of a gas turbine, an exhaust of the gas turbine, or a combustion section of the gas turbine. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058335

Systems and methods to improve shut-down purge flow in a gas turbine system

A system includes a controller including a memory storing instructions and a processor that executes the instructions. The instructions cause the controller to receive a first input signal of a first temperature at an inlet of a gas turbine of a gas turbine and heat recovery steam generator (hrsg) system and a second input signal of a rotational speed of the gas turbine. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058334

System and method to vary exhaust backpressure on gas turbine

A method to adjust the back pressure applied to an exhaust of a gas turbine, the method including: exhausting hot combustion gas from the gas turbine; passing the hot combustion gas through a heat recovery steam generator; actuating an exhaust gas damper in the stream of the hot combustion gases, wherein actuation moves the exhaust gas damper to a restricted position, and while in the restricted position, the exhaust damper creates a backpressure applied to the exhaust gas, wherein the backpressure reduces an exhaust gas velocity at an exhaust of the gas turbine.. . ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058331

Corner flow reduction seals

A sealing arrangement for sealing between a first stage nozzle and a plurality of aft frames includes a first inner seal and a second inner seal which are circumferentially oriented and circumferentially aligned. Each of the inner seals includes a wing extending radially inward at an oblique angle. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058317

System and method for reduced turbine degradation by chemical injection

A gas turbine injection system having a gas turbine with an inlet section, a compressor section, at least one combustor in a combustion section, and a turbine section is disclosed. Air supply piping, water supply piping, and chemical reactant supply piping is in fluid communication with the injection system. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058310

Systems and method for an engine bypass valve

Various systems and methods are provided for controlling operation of a turbocharger compressor. In one example, a system includes a turbocharger including a turbine positioned in an exhaust passage and a compressor positioned in an intake passage, an engine bypass passage having an inlet fluidically coupled to an outlet of the compressor and an outlet fluidically coupled to an inlet of the turbine, an engine bypass valve to control flow through the engine bypass passage, and a controller configured to adjust a position of the engine bypass valve to maintain compressor operation within a designated compressor efficiency region.. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058296

Systems for vehicle particulate filter regeneration

A system includes one or more processors configured to be operably coupled to a vehicle system configured to travel along a route during a trip. The vehicle system has a vehicle particulate filter (vpf) disposed within an exhaust passage of the vehicle system. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058292

Mobile selective catalyst reduction system

The present application provides a mobile selective catalyst reduction system for use at a remote location. The mobile selective catalyst reduction system may include a first trailer with an ammonia delivery system and a tempering air system mounted thereon in whole or in part and a second trailer with a selective catalyst reduction section mounted thereon in whole or in part. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058259

Heat pipe in turbine engine rotor

The present disclosure is directed to a rotating component for a turbine engine. The rotating component defines a surface and includes a heat pipe positioned on the surface of the rotating component or within the rotating component. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058256

Creep damage indicator module for a valve and actuator monitoring system

The present application provides a method of evaluating valve creep damage in a turbine by a data acquisition system. The method may include the steps of receiving a number of operating parameters from a number of sensors including steam temperatures and steam pressures about the valve over time, generating a design material model for the valve, determining an indicator for consumed creep lifetime based on the steam temperature and steam pressures about the valve over time as compared to the design material model, and altering one or more of the operating parameters and/or initiating repair procedures based upon the consumed creep lifetime indicator.. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058255

Guide condition assessment module for a valve and actuator monitoring system

The present application provides a method of evaluating valve spindle leakage and guide deformation in a turbine by a data acquisition system. The method may include receiving a number of operating parameters from a number of sensors, generating a friction hysteresis curve based on the operating parameters, determining a friction characteristic based on the friction hysteresis curve, comparing the friction characteristic to previous friction characteristics, and altering one or more of the operating parameters and/or initiating repair procedures if the friction characteristic is increasing and/or exceeds a predetermined value.. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058254

Solid particle erosion indicator module for a valve and actuator monitoring system

The present application provides a method of evaluating valve conditions in a turbine by a data acquisition system. The method may include the steps of receiving a number of operating parameters from a number of sensors, wherein the operating parameters may include steam temperatures determined over time and steam pressure, determining a steam chemistry, a throttling history, and a piping material, determining a probability of valve erosion based upon the steam temperatures determined over time, the steam chemistry, the throttling history, and the piping material, and altering one or more of the operating parameters and/or initiating repair procedures based upon the determined probability.. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058253

Advanced tightness test evaluation module for a valve and actuator monitoring system

The present application provides a method of evaluating valve tightness in a turbine by a data acquisition system. The method may include the steps of receiving a number of operating parameters from a number of sensors, opening a first valve and closing a second valve, closing the first valve, determining a pressure decay time between the first valve and the second valve, determining a stable value of pressure between the first valve and the second valve, comparing the pressure decay time and the stable value of pressure to predetermined values, and altering one or more of the operating parameters and/or initiating repair procedures if the pressure decay time and/or the stable value of pressure is increasing and/or exceeds the predetermined values.. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058252

Insulation quality indicator module for a valve and actuator monitoring system

The present application provides a method of evaluating insulation quality in a turbine by a data acquisition system. The method may include the steps of receiving a number of operating parameters from a number of sensors, wherein the operating parameters may include casing temperatures and insulation temperatures, comparing the casing temperatures and the insulation temperatures to predetermined casing and insulation values, and altering one or more of the operating parameters and/or initiating repair procedures if the casing temperatures fall below the casing predetermined values and/or the insulation temperatures exceed the insulation predetermined values.. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058251

Flexible service interval counter module for a valve and actuator monitoring system

The present application provides a method of evaluating inspection intervals in a turbine by a data acquisition system. The method may include the steps of receiving a number of operating parameters from a number of sensors, wherein the operating parameters may include steam pressure, steam temperature, metal temperature, and valve spindle position, comparing one or more of the operating parameters to predetermined values, and shortening an inspection interval if the one or more of the operating parameters exceed the predetermined values for longer than a predetermined duration.. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058250

Spindle vibration evaluation module for a valve and actuator monitoring system

The present application provides a method of evaluating valve spindle vibration in a turbine by a data acquisition system. The method may include the steps of receiving a number of operating parameters from a number of sensors, wherein the operating parameters may include valve spindle vibration, comparing the valve spindle vibration to a predetermined value, and altering one or more of the operating parameters if the valve spindle vibration exceeds the predetermined value.. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058249

Valve stroke and spindle way counter module for a valve and actuator monitoring system

The present application provides a method of evaluating spindle component wear in a turbine by a data acquisition system. The method may include the steps of receiving a number of operating parameters from a number of sensors, wherein the operating parameters may include spindle position from which a number of spindle strokes and an accumulated spindle distance may be determined and temperature, generating a movement history based on the operating parameters, comparing the movement history to predetermined values, and altering one or more of the operating parameters and/or initiating repair procedures if the movement history exceeds predetermined values.. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058248

Advanced startup counter module for a valve and actuator monitoring system

The present application provides a method of evaluating fatigue damage in a turbine by a data acquisition system. The method may include the steps of receiving a number of operating parameters from a number of sensors and based upon the operating parameters, determining: a run time from start-up until the turbine reaches x percent load and a start-up temperature transient from start-up until the turbine reaches x percent load, and calculating: a run time ratio of the determined run time until the turbine reaches x percent load to a predetermined run time, a start-up temperature ratio of the determined start-up temperature transient to a predetermined start-up temperature transient, and a fatigue severity factor by averaging the run time ratio and the start-up temperature ratio. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058245

Tightness test evaluation module for a valve and actuator monitoring system

The present application provides a method of evaluating valve tightness in a turbine by a data acquisition system. The method may include the steps of receiving a number of operating parameters from a number of sensors, wherein the operating parameters may include rotor acceleration and rotor speed, comparing the rotor acceleration and the rotor speed to predetermined values, and altering one or more of the operating parameters and/or initiating repair procedures if the rotor acceleration and/or the rotor speed is increasing and/or exceeds predetermined values.. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058241

Centrifugally activatable seal for a rotary machine and method of assembling same

A seal for a rotary machine includes a flexible element extending circumferentially about a rotating component and extending generally radially from a first end to a free second end. The flexible element is coupled proximate the first end for rotation with the rotating component. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058186

Systems and methods for coated salts

A method in one embodiment includes obtaining produced water from at least one of drilling, completion, or hydrocarbon production. The method also includes separating the produced water into desalinated water and produced salt. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180058179

Electromagnetic well bore robot conveyance system

A well bore robot is configured to travel along an magnetic track element. The magnetic track element includes a plurality of track magnets. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180057920

Grain refinement in in706 using laves phase precipitation

Provided is a method of fabricating an article, including deforming an ingot of a nickel-based superalloy to form an intermediate article, forming a substantially homogeneous dispersion of laves phase precipitates within the intermediate article, wherein the laves phase precipitates are present at a concentration of at least about 0.05% by volume and the precipitates have a mean diameter of less than one micron. Also provided is a nickel-based superalloy including a substantially homogeneous dispersion of laves phase precipitates, wherein the intergranular and transgranular laves phase precipitates are present at a concentration of at least about 0.1% by volume and wherein the precipitates have a mean diameter of less than one micron. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180057791

Methods and kits for cell activation

Provided are methods and kits for activating t cells, the method comprising providing a population of t cells, adding a plurality of first agents, where the first agent comprises a t-cell activator and a first binder moiety, and adding a second agent comprising a plurality of capture oligomers, where at least a segment of at least one of the plurality of capture oligomers is capable of associating with the first binder moiety. The method further comprises incubating the population of t cells, whereby at least a portion of the population of t cells is activated.. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180057761

Continuous slag handling system

A system includes a slurry inlet of the gasifier that receives a feedstock slurry and a gasification section of the gasifier that gasifies the feedstock slurry to produce syngas. The system includes a quench chamber to cool the syngas produced in the gasification section using a liquid feed to produce a quench blow down and quenched syngas. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180057749

Method and reactor for cracking hydrocarbon and method for coating the reactor

A reactor has an inner surface accessible to the hydrocarbon and comprising a sintered product of at least one of cerium oxide, zinc oxide, tin oxide, zirconium oxide, boehmite and silicon dioxide, and a perovskite material of formula: aabbccdd03−δ. 0<a<1.2, g≦b≦1.2, 0.9<a+b≦1.2, o<c<1.2, 0≦d≦1.2, 0.9<c+d≦1.2, −0.5<δ<0.5. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180057414

Light-curable ceramic slurries with hybrid binders

The subject matter disclosed herein relates generally to light-curable ceramic slurries, and more specifically, to hybrid binders for light-curable ceramic slurries. A light-curable ceramic slurry includes a hybrid binder having an organic resin component and a multi-functional reactive siloxane component that is miscible with the organic resin component. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180057182

Aft engine nacelle shape for an aircraft

An aircraft is provided including a fuselage and an aft engine. The fuselage defines a top side, a bottom side, and a frustum located proximate an aft end of the aircraft. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180057181

Nacelle for an aircraft aft fan

An aircraft is provided including a fuselage extending between a forward end and an aft end. An aft engine is mounted to the aft end of the fuselage and defines a centerline. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180057150

Deployable assembly for a propulsor

An aircraft includes a fuselage extending between a forward end and an aft end. The aircraft additionally includes a propulsor mounted to the fuselage at the aft end of the fuselage, the propulsor including an outer nacelle and the outer nacelle defining an inlet. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180056604

Energy management method for pixel-based additive manufacturing

A method is provided for controlling an additive manufacturing process in which a radiant energy source is used to selectively cure a layer of resin to form a workpiece. The method includes: curing a first portion of the layer using a first application of radiant energy at a first energy level; and curing a second portion of the layer using a second application of radiant energy at a second energy level different from the first energy level.. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180056419

Electrodes for and methods of electrical discharge machining

Electrodes for and methods of electrical discharge machining are provided. For example, a method for forming a feature in a ceramic matrix composite (cmc) component comprises repeatedly advancing an electrode into and retracting the electrode from the cmc component until a desired depth is reached, where the electrode has a head end, a tip end, and a shaft extending from the head end to the tip end. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180056238

Simplified air quality control system for fluid catalytic cracking units

The present application provides an air quality control system for cleaning a flue gas from a fluid catalytic cracking unit. The air quality control system may include a selective catalytic reduction system in communication with the flue gas to remove nitrogen oxides and a wet scrubber positioned downstream of the selective catalytic reduction system and in communication with the flue gas to remove sulfur oxides and particulates.. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180055701

Elevating bed and method for detecting braking performance of elevating bed

The present invention provides an elevating bed capable of detecting braking performance. The elevating bed comprises an elevating assembly, a driving motor connected to the elevating assembly and driving the elevating assembly to move, a brake device connected to the driving motor and a control module connected to the driving motor and controlling the driving motor to rotate, and connected to the brake device and controlling the brake device to be enabled or disabled; when the control module disables the brake device, the control module controls the driving motor to drive the elevating assembly to move for a first movement distance and calculates a first torque value of the driving motor; when the control module enables the brake device, the control module controls the driving motor to drive the elevating assembly to move for a second movement distance and calculates a second torque value of the driving motor, the control module determining whether the brake device is normal or abnormal according to a relationship between the first torque value and the second torque value.. ... General Electric Company

03/01/18 / #20180055474

X-ray imaging apparatus and x-ray imaging system

An x-ray imaging apparatus and an x-ray imaging system including the x-ray imaging apparatus are disclosed. The x-ray imaging apparatus comprises: a rail assembly, a strut assembly, an x-ray imaging assembly mounted on the strut assembly, and a chargeable and dischargeable power supply apparatus mounted on the strut assembly, wherein the power supply apparatus is used for supplying power to the x-ray imaging assembly to generate x-rays and complete x-ray imaging. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180054881

Krypton-85-free spark gap with cantilevered component

. . Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a spark gap device that includes a first electrode having a first surface and a second electrode having a second surface offset from and facing the first surface. The spark gap device also includes a cantilevered component coupled to the first electrode that is configured to generate a field emission, a corona discharge or both, to emit light toward at least the first surface such that photons are incident on the first surface and cause electron emission from the first surface. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180054376

Internet of things associate

Some embodiments are directed to an internet of things (“iot”) associate to facilitate implementation of a digital twin of a twinned physical system. The iot associate may include a communication port to communicate with at least one component, the at least one component comprising a sensor or an actuator associated with the twinned physical system, and a gateway to exchange information via the iot. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180054184

Filtering system and an associated method thereof

A filtering unit is presented. The filtering unit includes at least two operational amplifiers, where each of the at least two operational amplifiers includes an input end and an output end, where the input end of one operational amplifier is coupled across the corresponding input end of another operational amplifier of the at least two operational amplifiers. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180054063

Enhanced island management application for power grid systems

The technology is generally directed towards real-time power grid island detection and monitoring, including obtaining and outputting information about the cause and location of the islanding event, island size, island composition, phasor measurement units in each island, and the overall island frequency. The technology provides for suggested island resynchronization actions such as one or more circuit breakers that can be closed by the power grid system operators to resynchronize an island with the main island/system. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180054045

Krypton-85-free spark gap with photo-emission

An approach is disclosed for generating seed electrons at a spark gap in the absence of 85kr. The present approach utilizes the photo-electric effect, using a light source with a specific nominal wave length (or range of wavelengths) at a specific level of emitted flux to generate seed electrons.. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180053400

Method and apparatus for determination of sensor health

Streaming data at a sensor is sensed and received. The streaming data includes a plurality of observations. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180052946

Component deformation detection system, computer program product and related methods

Various embodiments include a system having: a computing device configured to detect deformation in a manufactured component by: obtaining a post-deployment three-dimensional (3d) depiction of the manufactured component; obtaining a model of the manufactured component including: a nominal shape model indicating a nominal shape of the manufactured component prior to operational deployment, and an expected deformation model indicating expected deformation of the manufactured component after operational deployment; aligning a localized region of the manufactured component in the post-deployment 3d depiction with the localized region of the manufactured component in the nominal shape model; identifying a first set of points in the localized region not subject to deformation between the post-deployment 3d depiction and the nominal shape model; and identifying a second set of points in the localized region subject to deformation between the post-deployment 3d depiction and the nominal shape model.. . ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180052455

Vehicle communication system

A communication system includes a first communication device disposed onboard a displaced vehicle. The first communication device communicates with a second communication device onboard a lead vehicle of a vehicle system for the lead vehicle to remotely control operation of the vehicle system. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180052444

Component deformation modeling system

Various embodiments include a system having: a computing device configured to model deformation in a set of manufactured components by: forming a pre-exposure statistical distribution of measured coordinates describing the set of manufactured components from a pre-exposure three-dimensional (3d) depiction of a first sample of the manufactured component, and forming a post-exposure statistical distribution of measured coordinates describing the set of manufactured components from a post-exposure 3d depiction of a second sample of the manufactured component; calculating a difference between parameters of the pre-exposure statistical distribution and parameters of the post-exposure statistical distribution; and adjusting an expected deformation model for the set of manufactured components based upon the difference between parameters of the pre-exposure statistical distribution and the post-exposure statistical distribution, to model the deformation of the manufactured component.. . ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180052318

Borescope wand protection system

The present disclosure is directed to a borescope. The borescope includes a borescope wand having a base portion, an articulating portion, a lens end, and an outer surface. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180052087

Particle detection systems

Particle detection systems are disclosed. The particle detection system may include a conduit configured to receive particles removed from a component, and at least one sensor positioned adjacent the conduit. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180052065

Non-contact magnetostrictive sensors and methods of operation of such sensors

A sensor for sensing stress in a ferromagnetic material includes a non-magnetic substrate. The substrate has a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180051882

Combustion bypass passive valve system for a gas turbine

A combustor for a gas turbine, including: a combustor chamber; a casing enclosing the combustor chamber and defining an area therebetween for passing compressor discharge air into the combustor chamber for use in combustion; and at least one passive bypass valve for selectively extracting a portion of the compressor discharge air from the area between the combustor chamber and the casing to adjust a temperature in the combustor.. . ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180051880

Combustor assembly for a turbine engine

A combustor assembly for a gas turbine engine includes a dome having a forward surface and an inner surface. The forward surface and the inner surface of the dome at least partially define a slot. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180051716

Thermal management system for an electric propulsion engine

A propulsion system for an aircraft includes an electric propulsion engine configured to be mounted at an aft end of the aircraft. The electric propulsion engine includes an electric motor and a fan rotatable about a central axis, the fan driven by the electric motor. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180051702

Embedded electric machine

A gas turbine engine includes a compressor section and a turbine section together defining a core air flowpath. Additionally, a rotary component is rotatable with at least a portion of the compressor section and at least a portion of the turbine section. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180051701

Embedded electric machine

A gas turbine engine includes a compressor section and a turbine section together defining a core air flowpath. The rotary component is rotatable with the compressor section and the turbine section. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180051672

Jointed rotor blade for wind turbine

A spar cap assembly for a jointed rotor blade of a wind turbine includes a root spar cap assembly and a tip spar cap assembly. The root spar cap assembly includes a root tensile spar cap and a root compressive spar cap, and is formed from a first composite material. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180051661

Systems and method for exhaust gas recirculation

Various systems and methods are provided for exhaust gas recirculation. In one example, an exhaust gas recirculation (egr) system includes an egr passage coupling an engine exhaust system to an engine intake system, an egr cooler positioned in the egr passage, a recirculation passage coupling an outlet of the egr cooler to an inlet of the egr cooler, an egr cooler recirculation valve positioned in the recirculation passage and controllable to change a flow of exhaust gas though the recirculation passage, and a controller configured to adjust a position of the egr cooler recirculation valve based on a temperature at the inlet of the egr cooler.. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180051660

Method and systems for an exhaust gas recirculation cooler including two sections

Various methods and systems are provided for an exhaust gas recirculation (egr) egr cooler for an engine system. In one example, the egr cooler includes a first section with a first group of tubes adapted to flow exhaust gases, and also includes a first group of passages formed by exterior surfaces of the first group of tubes and adapted to flow coolant from a coolant source. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180051633

Krypton-85-free spark gap with a discharge probe

Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a spark gap device that includes a first electrode having a first surface and a second electrode having a second surface offset from and facing the first surface. The spark gap device also includes a light source configured to emit light toward at least the first surface such that photons emitted by the light source when the spark gap is operated are incident on the first surface and cause electron emission from the first surface. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180051632

Assembly tool kit for gas turbine engine bundled tube fuel nozzle assembly

The present disclosure is directed to an assembly tool kit for a bundled tube fuel nozzle assembly. The assembly tool kit includes a plurality of pins. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180051593

Rotor turning system and method

A rotor turning system for turning a rotor is provided. The system may include a rotary driver including a rotating drive shaft. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180051588

System and method for gas turbine compressor cleaning

In one embodiment, a method includes sensing first operations for one or more turbine systems in a fleet of turbine systems via a plurality of sensors disposed in the one or more turbine systems before a first wash operation. The method further includes sensing second operations for the one or more turbine systems via the one or more sensors after the water wash operation. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180051582

Rotating brush slea with bristle shield

A brush seal has bristles with a free end sealing against a radially inward surface of a stationary component. The bristles are angled axially 15 degrees to 70 degrees, and circumferentially at an angle that is less than the axial angle. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180051580

Turbine engine with a rim seal between the rotor and stator

An apparatus relating to a rim seal for turbine engine comprising a wing and discourager extending into a cavity to form a labyrinth fluid path. The wing and discourager can each include a radial extension. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180051577

Platform core feed for a mutli-wall blade

A cooling system for a turbomachine blade including a multi-wall blade and a platform. A cooling circuit for the multi-wall blade includes: a central cavity and a plurality of outer cavities, wherein the central cavity comprises an intermediate passage of the cooling circuit, and wherein a flow of cooling air is fed into the cooling circuit through a first outer cavity of the plurality of outer cavities; and a connection for fluidly connecting a second outer cavity of the plurality of outer cavities to a platform core of the platform, the flow of cooling air passing through the connection into the platform core of the platform.. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180051576

Cooling circuit for a multi-wall blade

A cooling circuit for a multi-wall blade according to an embodiment includes: a pressure side cavity with a surface adjacent a pressure side of the multi-wall blade; a suction side cavity with a surface adjacent a suction side of the multi-wall blade; a first leading edge cavity with surfaces adjacent the pressure and suction sides of the multi-wall blade, the first leading edge cavity located forward of the pressure and suction side cavities; and a second leading edge cavity with surfaces adjacent the pressure and suction sides of the multi-wall blade, the second leading edge cavity located forward of the first leading edge cavity.. . ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180051575

Cooling circuit for a multi-wall blade

A cooling circuit according to an embodiment includes: a cooling circuit for a multi-wall blade, the cooling circuit including: a pressure side cavity with a surface adjacent a pressure side of the multi-wall blade; a suction side cavity with a surface adjacent a suction side of the multi-wall blade; a central cavity disposed between the pressure side and suction side cavities, the central cavity including no surfaces adjacent the pressure and suction sides of the multi-wall blade; a first leading edge cavity with surfaces adjacent the pressure and suction sides of the multi-wall blade; and at least one impingement opening for fluidly coupling the first leading edge cavity with a second leading edge cavity.. . ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180051574

Cooling circuit for a multi-wall blade

A cooling circuit according to an embodiment includes: a cooling circuit for a multi-wall blade, the cooling circuit including: a pressure side cavity with a surface adjacent a pressure side of the multi-wall blade; a suction side cavity with a surface adjacent a suction side of the multi-wall blade; a central cavity disposed between the pressure side and suction side cavities, the central cavity including no surfaces adjacent the pressure and suction sides of the multi-wall blade; a first leading edge cavity with surfaces adjacent the pressure and suction sides of the multi-wall blade; and at least one impingement opening for fluidly coupling the leading edge cavity with a second leading edge cavity.. . ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180051573

Cooling circuit for a multi-wall blade

A cooling circuit for a multi-wall blade according to an embodiment includes: a pressure side cavity with a surface adjacent a pressure side of the multi-wall blade; a suction side cavity with a surface adjacent a suction side of the multi-wall blade; a central cavity disposed between the pressure side and suction side cavities, the central cavity including no surfaces adjacent the pressure and suction sides of the multi-wall blade; a first leading edge cavity with surfaces adjacent the pressure and suction sides of the multi-wall blade, the first leading edge cavity located forward of the central cavity; a second leading edge cavity located forward of the first leading edge cavity; at least one impingement opening for fluidly coupling the first leading edge cavity to the second leading edge cavity; and at least one channel for fluidly coupling the central cavity to a tip of the multi-wall blade.. . ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180051572

Airfoil for a turbine engine

A method and apparatus for an airfoil in a gas turbine engine can include an outer surface bounding an interior and spanning from a root to a tip. At least one flow channel can be defined among one or more full-length and partial-length ribs to further define an air flow channel within the airfoil. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180051571

Airfoil for a turbine engine with porous rib

An apparatus and method for cooling an engine airfoil, including a wall bounding an interior extending axially between a leading edge and a trailing edge and radially between a root and a tip. A cooling circuit it located within the interior having full-length ribs and partial-length ribs to define the cooling circuit, with the partial length ribs defining a turn.. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180051569

Engine component with porous section

An apparatus and method for cooling an engine component such as a turbine engine airfoil, including a wall bounding an interior extending axially between a leading edge and a trailing edge and radially between a root and a tip. A cooling circuit it located within the interior of the airfoil can include a porous section having a porosity permitting a volume of fluid, such as air, to pass through the porous section.. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180051568

Engine component with porous holes

An apparatus and method for cooling an engine component, including an outer wall separating a hot fluid flow from a cooling fluid flow, using the cooling fluid flow to cool the engine component. A region in the component can include a plurality of film holes with a porous material to meter the flow of cooling fluid provided from the engine component.. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180051567

Component for a turbine engine with a hole

An engine component, such as an airfoil, for a turbine engine having a hole, which can be a film hole, within the outer wall of the engine component where cooling air moves from an interior cavity through the hole to an outer surface of the engine component providing a cooling film on the outer surface of the engine component.. . ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180051566

Airfoil for a turbine engine with a porous tip

An apparatus and method for cooling an engine airfoil, including a wall bounding an interior extending axially between a leading edge and a trailing edge and radially between a root and a tip. A cooling circuit it located within the interior having full-length ribs, partial-length ribs, passages, or channels can define a cooling circuit for providing a flow of cooling fluid through the airfoil. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180051565

Engine component with porous trench

An apparatus and method for cooling an engine component, such as an airfoil, including a wall to separate a hot flow from a cooling fluid flow. The component can include at least one trench disposed in a hot surface. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180051550

Measurement-while-drilling device and method

A measurement-while-drilling device comprises a base (21) to be connected between the drill pipe and the drill bit, the base having first and second end surfaces (212, 213) at the two axial ends thereof, at least one sensing chamber (22) which has an opening at at least one of the end surfaces, and a passage (23) for circulation of drilling fluid, at least one sensor disposed within the sensing chamber, and a sealing member (26) for sealing the sensing chamber on the at least one end surface.. . ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180051207

Red-emitting phosphors, processes and devices

A process for synthesizing a mn4+ doped phosphor of formula i by electrolysis is presented. The process includes electrolyzing a reaction solution comprising a source of manganese, a source of m and a source of a. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180050964

Thermal barrier coating repair compositions and methods of use thereof

The present invention is directed to repair compositions for thermal barrier coatings and methods of use thereof. The repair compositions include a ceramic composition, a colloidal solution, an aqueous binder, an aqueous dispersant, and an aqueous ammonia solution. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180050923

Purified potassium hexafluoromanganate and methods for purifying potassium hexafluoromanganate

A potassium hexafluoromanganate (k2mnf6) composition includes no more than six parts per million of each of one or more group 13 elements, no more than 520 parts per million of one or more alkaline earth metals, no more than fourteen parts per million of one or more transition metals, and/or no more than forty parts per million of calcium. A method for providing this composition, as well as lighting apparatuses, backlight units, and electronic devices including phosphors formed from the composition also are provided.. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180050811

Propulsion engine for an aircraft

A propulsion system for an aircraft includes a gas turbine engine and an electric propulsion engine defining a central axis. The electric propulsion engine includes an electric motor and a fan rotatable about the central axis of the electric propulsion engine by the electric motor. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180050810

Propulsion engine for an aircraft

A propulsion system for an aircraft includes an electric propulsion engine. The electric propulsion engine includes an electric motor and a fan rotatable about a central axis of the electric propulsion engine by the electric motor. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180050807

Electric propulsion system

A propulsion system includes an electric propulsor and a gas turbine engine. The propulsion system also includes an electric machine coupled to a rotary component of the gas turbine engine generating a voltage at a baseline voltage magnitude during operation of the gas turbine engine. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180050806

Embedded electric machine

A gas turbine engine includes a compressor section and a turbine section together defining a core air flowpath. Additionally, a rotary component is rotatable with at least a portion of the compressor section and at least a portion of the turbine section. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180050629

Compact and reusable shipping attachments for securing heavy machinery on a deck

An assembly for securing machinery such as a gas turbine on a deck includes a first block unit configured to restrict vertical displacement of the machinery relative to the deck, and a second block unit configured to restrict axial and lateral displacement of the machinery. The first block unit includes a base block securable to the deck and an attachment block secured to the base block. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180050386

Method and assembly for a multiple component core assembly

A component is formed from a component material introduced into a mold assembly. The mold assembly includes a mold that has a cavity defined therein by an interior wall. ... General Electric Company

02/22/18 / #20180049714

Methods and systems for computed tomography

Methods and systems are provided for automatic exposure control in a computed tomography imaging system. In one embodiment, a method comprises estimating attenuation properties of a subject along a direction, and varying, based on the attenuation properties, a helical pitch along the direction during a scan of the subject. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180049307

Circuit card cartridge for an electronic system

An electronic system includes a chassis. The chassis includes a first endwall, a second endwall, and a sidewall. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180048304

Semiconductor switching string

A semiconductor switching string including a series-connected switching assemblies. Each assembly has a main switching element including first and second connection terminals which current flows between when the main switching element is on. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180048157

Power generation system and related method of operating the power generation system

A power generation system is disclosed. The power generation system includes a doubly-fed induction generator (dfig) coupled to a variable speed engine and a photo-voltaic (pv) power source. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180048002

Multi-stack fuel cell systems and heat exchanger assemblies

A multi-stack fuel cell system includes upper and lower housings defining interior chambers in corresponding upper and lower stacks of fuel cells are disposed. A heat exchanger assembly is fluidly coupled with the interior chambers. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180047531

Circuit breaker housing and method of assembling

A circuit breaker housing assembly is disclosed. The housing (47) includes a first housing piece (14) defining a first interior surface (52) including a first mating surface (152), and a second housing piece (60) defining a second interior surface (62) including a second mating surface (260) which is opposingly coupled to the first mating surface to define a seam (202) therebetween. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180047155

System and method of data analysis for detecting gross head motion from pet images

According to one embodiment, a method of image analysis is provided. The method includes binning image data into a plurality of sinogram frames, identifying a plurality of initial stationary frames by applying a first analysis technique on the plurality of binned sinogram frames, extracting a plurality of first statistical parameters applying a second analysis technique on the plurality of binned sinogram frames, combining the plurality of first statistical parameters with boundaries of plurality of initial stationary frames to generate a presentation of a joint analysis combining at least some of the plurality of the first statistical parameters and at least some of the plurality of the second statistical parameter, identifying a plurality of final stationary frames from the presentation of the joint analysis, independently reconstructing each of the plurality of final stationary frames, and registering each of the plurality of final stationary frames to a first state.. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180046761

Automated cloud image processing and routing

Example systems, methods and computer program products for cloud-based, anatomy-specific identification, processing and routing of image data in a cloud infrastructure are disclosed. An example method includes evaluating, automatically by a particularly programmed processor in a cloud infrastructure, image data to identify an anatomy in the image data. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180046758

Methods and apparatus for recording anonymized volumetric data from medical image visualization software

Methods and apparatus for recording anonymized volumetric data from medical image visualization software are disclosed. An example method includes receiving a medical image; anonymizing the medical image outside of a region of interest by degrading the medical image outside a region corresponding to the region of interest and maintaining the resolution of the medical image inside the region corresponding to the region of interest; extracting data from the medical image; and generating an archive based on the anonymized medical image and the data.. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180046515

Method and device for allocating resources in a system

Provided are a device and method for allocating system resources. In one example, the method includes identifying resources that are available from a plurality of devices included in a system, allocating available resources of the plurality of devices to a plurality of components operating in the system, the allocating comprising reserving a set of resources from the plurality of devices in the system for each respective component, from among the plurality of components, based on operating requirements included in the metadata of the respective component, and managing the system based on the allocated resources. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180045808

Systems and methods for tracking location in industrial facilities

A system includes a control system. The control system includes a processor configured to receive a first signal from a light source within an industrial facility. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180045783

Solid state circuit breaker and motor driving system

A solid state circuit breaker, including a solid state switch, an inductor connected with the solid state switch in series and a fault detection circuit. The solid state switch has a gate electrode, a source electrode and a drain electrode. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180045767

Electric ground fault detection system and method

A system for testing a ground fault detection system in an electric circuit establishes a ground connection between a bus and the ground via an inverter and a load by closing an inverter switch of the inverter and a grounding switch disposed between the load and the ground, determines whether the ground connection is detected, and determines a fault in the ground fault detection system responsive to the first ground connection not being detected by the ground fault detection system. Optionally, a ground fault may be identified by determining three phase voltages provided from each of plural inverters, determining symmetrical components of the three phase voltages for each of the inverters, and identifying a ground fault in one or more of the inverters while powered by the power supply based on the symmetrical components.. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180045671

Highly selective chemical and biological sensors

Methods and sensors for selective fluid sensing are provided. A sensor includes a resonant inductor-capacitor-resistor (lcr) circuit and a sensing material disposed over the lcr circuit. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180045517

Systems and methods for route mapping

A system includes a location determining circuit configured to acquire position information of a vehicle system moving along a route. The system also includes a controller circuit having one or more processors. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180045510

Probe system and method

A probe system and a method are provided. The probe system includes an emitter unit, a pattern generation system, and an intensity modulator. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180045299

Roller bearing cage for use in a gearbox

A roller bearing cage that includes a cylindrical body including a plurality of pocket holes defined within and positioned circumferentially about the cylindrical body. Each pocket hole includes a pair of side portions and a pair of end portions meeting with the pair of side portions at a corner portion. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180045221

Strut for an aircraft engine

A strut for a gas turbine engine includes a body defining a first side and an opposite second side. The first side is spaced from the second side along the circumferential direction of the gas turbine engine. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180045205

Inlet guide vane assembly for reducing airflow swirl distortion of an aircraft aft fan

The present disclosure is directed to an aerodynamic inlet guide vane assembly for reducing airflow swirl distortion entering an aft fan mounted to a fuselage of an aircraft. Further, the inlet guide vane assembly is configured for mounting to fan shaft and a nacelle of the aft fan. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180045174

Method for balancing segmented wind turbine rotor blades

A method for balancing segmented rotor blades for a wind turbine may include determining a weight for each of a plurality of blade segments, wherein each blade segment extends between a first end and a second and is configured to form a common spanwise section of a segmented rotor blade between the first and second ends. The method may also include determining an initial static moment for each blade segment based on the weight of the blade segment, wherein the initial static moment of at least one of the blade segments differing from the initial static moments of the remainder of the blade segments. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180045121

Metering valve assembly and method of assembly thereof

A valve assembly includes a body including an inlet port, an outlet port, and a flow passage extending therebetween. The flow passage includes a plurality of valve seats in a stepped arrangement between the inlet port and the outlet port. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180045117

Modulated turbine component cooling

Features and methods for modulating a flow of cooling fluid to gas turbine engine components are provided. In one embodiment, an airfoil is provided having a flow modulation insert for modulating a flow of cooling fluid received in a cavity of a body of the airfoil. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180045074

Turbine engine ejector throat control

An apparatus and method for providing a pressurized air supply to a balance piston assembly to balance an axial load on a gas turbine engine compressor. The pressurized air supply can be supplied by mixing valve mixing a primary and secondary pressure bleed air supply relative to feedback received from the balance piston assembly to maintain a predetermined pressure at the balance piston assembly.. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180045073

System for removing heat from turbomachinery components

A turbomachinery component for a turbomachine includes feed manifold, a return manifold and a sidewall. The feed manifold is configured to receive a coolant stream therein and includes a plurality of feed plenums. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180045068

Mechanically driven air vehicle thermal management device

The present disclosure is directed to an aircraft power generation system including a reverse brayton cycle system, a gas turbine engine, and a gearbox. The gas turbine engine includes a compressor section, a turbine section, and an engine shaft. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180045063

Ceramic matrix composite component cooling

Ceramic matrix composite (cmc) airfoils and methods for forming cmc airfoils are provided. In one embodiment, an airfoil is provided that includes opposite pressure and suction sides extending radially along a span and opposite leading and trailing edges extending radially along the span. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180045062

Hollow ceramic matrix composite article, mandrel for forming hollow ceramic matrix composite article, and method for forming hollow ceramic matrix composite article

A hollow cmc article, a mandrel for forming the article and a method for forming the article are disclosed. The article includes a ply-wrap layer defining a cavity. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180045061

Impingement system for an airfoil

An airfoil includes an exterior wall, a trailing edge pin bank, and an impingement system. The exterior wall includes an inner surface and an outer surface and defines a first interior space. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180045058

Systems for removing heat from turbine components

An airfoil for turbomachines includes a first plurality of projections coupled to a suction sidewall adjacent a trailing edge and extending from the suction sidewall towards a pressure sidewall. A second plurality of projections is coupled to the pressure sidewall adjacent the trailing edge and extending from the pressure sidewall towards the suction sidewall. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180045057

Components having outer wall recesses for impingement cooling

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

02/15/18 / #20180045056

Impingement system for an airfoil

An airfoil includes an exterior wall, a triple trailing edge pin bank, and first and second impingement systems. The exterior wall defines a first interior space. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180045055

Impingement system for an airfoil

An airfoil includes an exterior wall, a triple trailing edge pin bank, and an impingement system. The exterior wall defines a first interior space. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180045053

Stationary blades for a steam turbine and method of assembling same

A set of stationary blades for a steam turbine is provided. At least one of the stationary blades includes a suction side and an opposite pressure side, and a plurality of ejection channels defined in the at least one stationary blade. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180044211

Assembly for supporting mixed biofilm

A bioreactor has a biofilm that receives a gas through a supporting membrane and another biofilm attached to an inert support. The first biofilm is aerated through the membrane and provides nitrification. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180043997

Inlet assembly for an aircraft aft fan

The present disclosure is directed to a low-distortion inlet assembly for reducing airflow swirl distortion entering an aft fan mounted to a fuselage of an aircraft. Further, the inlet assembly includes a plurality of structural members mounted at one or more predetermined locations around a circumference of the fan shaft of the fan. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180043996

Inlet assembly for an aircraft aft fan

The present disclosure is directed to a low-distortion inlet assembly for reducing airflow swirl distortion entering an aft fan mounted to a fuselage of an aircraft. Further, the inlet assembly includes a plurality of structural members, such as struts or strakes, mounted at predetermined locations around a circumference of the fan shaft of the fan at the inlet. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180043912

Vehicle control system

A vehicle control system includes a controller that determines a communication loss between a first vehicle and a second vehicle and/or a monitoring device in a vehicle system. The controller determines an operational restriction on movement of the vehicle system based on the communication loss that is determined, and obtains a transitional plan that designates operational settings of the vehicle system at different locations along a route being traveled by the vehicle system, different distances along the route, and/or different times. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180043634

Methods for fine feature detail for additive manufacturing

The present disclosure generally relates to methods for additive manufacturing (am) that utilize a computer aided design (cad) model of a part to develop a layer representation of the part. The method includes: determining a build layer thickness of an additive manufacturing apparatus; identifying a feature of the part within the model; determining that the feature is not aligned along the z-axis based on the build layer thickness; and moving the feature within the model along the z-axis by a feature offset such that the feature is aligned along the z-axis.. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180043451

Method for forming hybrid article

A hybrid article is disclosed including a coating disposed on and circumscribing the lateral surface of a core having a core material. The coating includes about 35% to about 95% of a first metallic material having a first melting point, and about 5% to about 65% of a second metallic material having a second melting point lower than the first melting point. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180043345

Ion-exchange membrane with multi-layered support substrate

An ion-exchange membrane is disclosed here including ion-permeable layers impregnated with an ion-exchange material and arranged in an order from one face of the membrane to the opposite face of the membrane such that opposing layers in the supporting membrane substrate provide sufficiently identical physical properties to substantially avoid irregular expansion when in a salt solution. The ion-permeable layers including at least one non-woven layer and at least one reinforcing layer.. ... General Electric Company

02/15/18 / #20180042577

Methods and systems for ultrasound imaging

A system (e.g., an ultrasound imaging system) is provided. The system includes an ultrasound probe configured to acquire three dimensional (3d) ultrasound data of a volumetric region of interest (roi). ... General Electric Company

02/08/18 / #20180042145

Heat removal assembly for use with a power converter

A heat removal assembly for use with a power converter that includes a condenser and an evaporator coupled in flow communication with the condenser. The evaporator is configured to channel working fluid therebetween. ... General Electric Company

02/08/18 / #20180041154

System and method for controlling a negative sequence current in a wind turbine generator

The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for controlling an electrical power system connected to a power grid. The method includes determining, via a negative sequence regulator programmed in a controller of the electrical power system, a negative sequence component of at least one electrical condition of the electrical power system. ... General Electric Company

02/08/18 / #20180041093

Sliding coupling system for trailer mounted turbomachinery

A system includes a turbine mounted on a first mobile unit and a turbine enclosure configured to enclose the turbine mounted on the first mobile unit. The system also includes a coupling system disposed on the turbine enclosure. ... General Electric Company

02/08/18 / #20180041066

System and method for charging receiver devices

A charging pad for charging one or more receiver devices is disclosed. The charging pad includes at least one first resonator coil operable at a first frequency band and at least one second resonator coil operable at a second frequency band. ... General Electric Company

02/08/18 / #20180041065

System and method for charging receiver devices

A charging pad for charging one or more receiver devices is disclosed. The charging pad includes at least one first frequency coil operable at a first frequency band. ... General Electric Company

02/08/18 / #20180041051

System and method for increasing allowable system current in energy storage system

The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for controlling an energy storage system. The energy storage system includes a plurality of parallel-connected energy storage devices. ... General Electric Company

02/08/18 / #20180040782