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Contactless rotor state/speed measurement of x-ray tube

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

Cloud-based clincial information systems and methods of use

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

Temperature stabilization for detector heads

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

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

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

Rf coil array and mri transmit array

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

Predictive integrity analysis

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

Systems for dehumidifying air and methods of assembling the same

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

Combustor acoustic damping structure

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

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

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

Inlet bleed heat duct assembly

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

Systems and methods for operating a combined cycle power plant

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

Gas turbine blade flutter monitoring and control system

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

Optimization of gas turbine power plant response during power system transients

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

Gas turbine engine component incorporating a seal slot

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

09/27/18 / #20180274379

Scavenge tube for a gas turbine engine

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

09/27/18 / #20180274376

Diffuser-deswirler for a gas turbine engine

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

09/27/18 / #20180274370

Engine component for a gas turbine engine

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

09/27/18 / #20180274365

Two spool gas turbine engine with interdigitated turbine section

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

09/27/18 / #20180274322

Blowout prevention system including blind shear ram

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

09/27/18 / #20180273914

Device and method of collection for rna viruses

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

09/27/18 / #20180273064

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

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

09/27/18 / #20180272882

System and method for inductive charging with improved efficiency

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

09/27/18 / #20180272875

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

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

09/27/18 / #20180272572

Methods for manufacturing wind turbine rotor blades

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

09/27/18 / #20180272568

Method for forming passages in composite components

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

09/27/18 / #20180272449

Machining apparatus and machining system

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

09/27/18 / #20180272099

Gas mixer incorporating sensors for measuring flow and concentration

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

09/27/18 / #20180272098

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

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

09/27/18 / #20180271484

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

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

09/27/18 / #20180271461

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

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

09/27/18 / #20180271372

Magnetic resonance compatible ultrasound probe

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

09/20/18 / #20180270465

Method and device for inspection of an asset

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

09/20/18 / #20180269775

Modular multilevel converter harmonic injection systems and methods

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

09/20/18 / #20180269737

Electric machine with separable magnet carrier

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

09/20/18 / #20180269687

Scalable flexibility control of distributed loads in a power grid

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

09/20/18 / #20180269025

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180268614

Systems and methods for aligning pmi object on a model

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

09/20/18 / #20180268536

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180268507

Methods and systems for managing performance based sleep patient care protocols

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

09/20/18 / #20180268288

Neural network for steady-state performance approximation

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

09/20/18 / #20180268100

Methods and systems for flight data based parameter tuning and deployment

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

09/20/18 / #20180268090

Methods and systems for parametric asset performance modeling

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

09/20/18 / #20180267010

Water cut and pressure sensing device

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

09/20/18 / #20180266997

System and method for phased array edge card

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

09/20/18 / #20180266694

Dual-fuel fuel nozzle with liquid fuel tip

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

09/20/18 / #20180266693

Fuel nozzle for a gas turbine engine

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

09/20/18 / #20180266692

Fuel nozzle for a gas turbine engine

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

09/20/18 / #20180266687

Reducing film scrubbing in a combustor

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

09/20/18 / #20180266439

Clipped heat shield assembly

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

09/20/18 / #20180266388

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180266342

Air-fuel ratio regulation for internal combustion engines

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

09/20/18 / #20180266334

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180266333

Method and system for controlling a sequential gas turbine engine

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

09/20/18 / #20180266332

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180266331

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180266330

Gas turbine with extraction-air conditioner

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

09/20/18 / #20180266326

Rotatable and adjustable hose for gas turbine

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

09/20/18 / #20180266325

Extraction cooling system using evaporative media for stack cooling

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

09/20/18 / #20180266323

Evaporative cooling systems and methods

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

09/20/18 / #20180266322

Contoured evaporative cooling medium

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

09/20/18 / #20180266321

Fibrous media drift eliminator

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

09/20/18 / #20180266320

Extraction cooling system using evaporative media for turbine cooling

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

09/20/18 / #20180266319

Liquid-gas separator media

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

09/20/18 / #20180266317

Evaporative cooling medium with micro-channels

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

09/20/18 / #20180266275

Bearing outer race retention during high load events

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

09/20/18 / #20180266269

Method and system for identifying rub events

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

09/20/18 / #20180266264

Airfoil fluid curtain to mitigate or prevent flow path leakage

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

09/20/18 / #20180266228

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180266209

Method of controlling a gas vent system for horizontal wells

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

09/20/18 / #20180265987

Wear resistant slurry handling equipment

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

09/20/18 / #20180265860

Method and apparatus for isolating nucleic acids

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

09/20/18 / #20180265181

Stud push out mount for spinner

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

09/20/18 / #20180265112

Medical device

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

09/20/18 / #20180265107

System and method for remote control of locomotives

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

09/20/18 / #20180264760

Methods for modifying wind turbine blade molds

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

09/20/18 / #20180264749

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180264598

Constantly varying hatch for additive manufacturing

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

09/20/18 / #20180263836

Infant care apparatus cooler

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

09/20/18 / #20180263835

Neonate incubator system and method

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

09/20/18 / #20180263591

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180263590

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

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

09/06/18 / #20180255091

Cyber-attack detection and neutralization

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

09/06/18 / #20180254637

Energy management system and method

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

09/06/18 / #20180254094

Cloud-based clincial information systems and methods of use

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

09/06/18 / #20180253866

Image analysis neural network systems

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

09/06/18 / #20180253087

Scheduling maintenance to reduce degradation of a power generation system

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

09/06/18 / #20180253078

Parallelized cad using multi laser additive printing

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

09/06/18 / #20180252568

Gas flow characterization in additive manufacturing

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

09/06/18 / #20180252562

Mass flow meter

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

09/06/18 / #20180252515

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

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

09/06/18 / #20180252468

Method for natural gas liquefaction and filtration of solidified carbon dioxide

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

09/06/18 / #20180252410

Combustor for use in a turbine engine

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

09/06/18 / #20180252317

Aspirating face seal with non-coiled retraction springs

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

09/06/18 / #20180252202

Methods of manufacturing rotor blade components for a wind turbine

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

09/06/18 / #20180252200

Wind turbine rotor blade root insert with integrated flange member

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

09/06/18 / #20180252184

Variable bleed valve door assembly and system

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

09/06/18 / #20180252164

Sealing assembly for components penetrating through cmc liner

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

09/06/18 / #20180252116

System and method for improved turbomachinery oil lubrication system

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

09/06/18 / #20180252092

Sensor system for blowout preventer and method of use

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

09/06/18 / #20180251849

Method for identifying expression distinguishers in biological samples

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

09/06/18 / #20180251722

Improvements in and relating to biomanufacturing apparatus

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

09/06/18 / #20180251715

Improvements in and relating to biomanufacturing apparatus

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

09/06/18 / #20180251386

Subsea equipment cleaning system and method

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

09/06/18 / #20180251140

System and method for indexing vehicles of a vehicle system

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

09/06/18 / #20180251036

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

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

09/06/18 / #20180250777

Weld filler additive and method of welding

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

09/06/18 / #20180250776

Weld filler additive and method of welding

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

09/06/18 / #20180250770

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

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

09/06/18 / #20180250762

Narrow gap processing

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

09/06/18 / #20180250749

Additive manufacturing using a selective recoater

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

09/06/18 / #20180250743

Triangle hatch pattern for additive manufacturing

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

09/06/18 / #20180250742

Leg elimination strategy for hatch pattern

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

09/06/18 / #20180250688

Coating system and method

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

09/06/18 / #20180250666

Improvements in and relating to biomanufacturing apparatus

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

09/06/18 / #20180250611

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

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

09/06/18 / #20180249970

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

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

08/23/18 / #20180242405

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

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

08/23/18 / #20180241321

Voltage source converter and control thereof

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

08/23/18 / #20180241297

System and method for generator braking using laminated brake components

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

08/23/18 / #20180241286

Cooling apparatus for an electric machine

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

08/23/18 / #20180241213

Electrical assembly

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

08/23/18 / #20180241199

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

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

08/23/18 / #20180241198

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

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

08/23/18 / #20180241193

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

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

08/23/18 / #20180241192

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

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

08/23/18 / #20180240789

Stackable electronic package and method of fabricating same

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

08/23/18 / #20180240779

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

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

08/23/18 / #20180240628

Improvements in or relating to digital output circuits

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

08/23/18 / #20180240551

Methods and systems for hierarchical machine learning models for medical imaging

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

08/23/18 / #20180240348

Methods and systems for probabilistic spacing advisory tool (psat)

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

08/23/18 / #20180240289

System and method for determining grade errors of a route

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

08/23/18 / #20180240246

Method and device for measuring features on or near an object

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

08/23/18 / #20180240140

Systems and methods for analytics and gamification of healthcare

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

08/23/18 / #20180240080

Equipment maintenance system

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

08/23/18 / #20180239876

Optimal contrast injection protocol engine

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

08/23/18 / #20180239741

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

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

08/23/18 / #20180239347

High notification rate detection

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

08/23/18 / #20180239346

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

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

08/23/18 / #20180239334

Systems and methods for improved part design and inspection

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

08/23/18 / #20180239315

Heat recovery steam generator adaptive control

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

08/23/18 / #20180238987

Systems and methods for an interleaved rf coil acquisition scheme

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

08/23/18 / #20180238966

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

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

08/23/18 / #20180238755

Methods of making and monitoring components with integral strain indicators

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

08/23/18 / #20180238541

System and method for firing a biofuel

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

08/23/18 / #20180238467

System and methods for operation of a blowout preventor system

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

08/23/18 / #20180238346

Turbine engine and method of manufacturing

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

08/23/18 / #20180238308

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

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

08/23/18 / #20180238301

Shear web for a wind turbine rotor blade

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

08/23/18 / #20180238300

Joint assembly for rotor blade segments of a wind turbine

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

08/23/18 / #20180238299

Methods of joining rotor blade components using thermoplastic welding

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

08/23/18 / #20180238239

Endcover assembly for a combustor

An endcover assembly for a combustor includes an endcover and a fuel nozzle rigidly connected to the endcover. The fuel nozzle includes a plurality of tubes that extends axially through a first plate, a fuel plenum and a second plate where each tube includes an inlet defined upstream of the first plate and an outlet disposed downstream from the second plate. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180238232

Methods for assembling a unitary flow path structure

Methods for assembling flow path structures having one or more unitary components are provided. For example, one method for assembling a flow path assembly of a gas turbine engine comprises stacking axially adjacent components within a generally annular outer wall of the flow path assembly. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180238225

Systems and method for controlling auto-ignition

Various methods and systems are provided for maintaining combustion stability in a multi-fuel engine. In one example, a system comprises a first fuel system to deliver liquid fuel to at least one cylinder of an engine, a second fuel system to deliver gaseous fuel to the at least one cylinder, and a controller. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180238215

Systems for reducing startup emissions in power plant including gas turbine

Embodiments of emission reduction system including various embodiments of an emission filters for a power plant including a gas turbine are disclosed. The system includes: an emission filter; and a retraction system operably coupled to an exhaust passage of the gas turbine. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180238214

Systems for reducing startup emissions in power plant including gas turbine

Embodiments of emission reduction system including various embodiments of an emission filters for a power plant including a gas turbine are disclosed. The system includes: an emission filter; and a retraction system operably coupled to an exhaust passage of the gas turbine. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180238213

Systems for reducing startup emissions in power plant including gas turbine

Embodiments of emission reduction system including various embodiments of an emission filters for a power plant including a gas turbine are disclosed. The system includes: an emission filter; and a retraction system operably coupled to an exhaust passage of the gas turbine. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180238212

Systems for reducing startup emissions in power plant including gas turbine

Embodiments of emission reduction system including various embodiments of an emission filters for a power plant including a gas turbine are disclosed. The system includes: an emission filter; and a retraction system operably coupled to an exhaust passage of the gas turbine. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180238211

Systems for reducing startup emissions in power plant including gas turbine

Embodiments of emission reduction system including various embodiments of an emission filters for a power plant including a gas turbine are disclosed. The system includes: an emission filter; and a retraction system operably coupled to an exhaust passage of the gas turbine. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180238195

Elastomeric shock absorbers for gas turbine transportation

This application provides elastomeric shock absorbers for turbine transportation. Example engine mounts may include a first plate, a second plate, and an elastomeric bearing positioned between the first plate and the second plate. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180238186

Rainbow flowpath low pressure turbine rotor assembly

The present disclosure is directed to a gas turbine engine defining a radial direction, a longitudinal direction, and a circumferential direction, an upstream end and a downstream end along the longitudinal direction, and an axial centerline extended along the longitudinal direction. The gas turbine engine includes a low pressure (lp) turbine defining an outer flowpath. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180238185

Methods and assemblies for attaching airfoils within a flow path

Flow path assemblies for gas turbine engines are provided. For example, a flow path assembly comprises an inner wall; a unitary outer wall; and a plurality of nozzle airfoils having an inner end radially opposite an outer end. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180238184

Methods and features for positioning a flow path assembly within a gas turbine engine

Flow path assemblies having features for positioning the assemblies within a gas turbine engine are provided. For example, a flow path assembly comprises an inner wall and a unitary outer wall that includes an integral combustion portion and turbine portion, the combustor portion extending through a combustion section of the gas turbine engine and the turbine portion extending through at least a first turbine stage of a turbine section of the gas turbine engine. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180238183

Flow path assembly with pin supported nozzle airfoils

Flow path assemblies for gas turbine engines are provided. For example, a flow path assembly comprises an inner wall and an outer wall defining an opening therethrough, as well as a nozzle airfoil having an inner end radially opposite an outer end that is positioned within the opening defined in the outer wall such that the outer end projects radially outwardly from the outer wall. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180238182

Methods and features for positioning a flow path inner boundary within a flow path assembly

Flow path assemblies and methods for assembling a flow path assembly of a gas turbine engine are provided. For example, a flow path assembly comprises a unitary outer wall including combustor and turbine portions that are integrally formed as a single unitary structure; a single piece, generally annular inner band; and a plurality of nozzle airfoils extending from the unitary outer wall to the inner band. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180238181

Flow path assembly with airfoils inserted through flow path boundary

Flow path assemblies of gas turbine engines are provided. For example, a flow path assembly comprises an inner wall and a unitary outer wall that includes a combustor portion extending through a combustion section of the gas turbine engine and a turbine portion extending through at least a first turbine stage of a turbine section of the gas turbine engine. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180238180

Turbine components and methods of manufacturing

At least one turbine component for a gas turbine includes a base component formed by casting and an article. The base component includes a platform. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180238175

Method and device for retaining position of a consumable core

A method and device for retaining position of a consumable core during composite article manufacturing is taught herein by inserting a consumable core having a consumable core body and a plurality of retention artifacts into a composite precursor hollow feature of a composite precursor structure. Then positioning the consumable core such that the plurality of retention artifacts projecting from the consumable core exterior surface at least partially engage with a substantially spatially replicate surface geometry in the composite precursor hollow feature. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180238173

Method of manufacturing turbine airfoil and tip component thereof

Methods of manufacturing or repairing a turbine blade or vane are described. The airfoil portions of these turbine components are typically manufactured by casting in a ceramic mold, and a surface made up of the cast airfoil and at the least the ceramic core serves as a build surface for a subsequent process of additively manufacturing the tip portions. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180237764

Electric pulse generation systems using capacitive coupling

In accordance with the present disclosure, exposure of a sample to one or more electric pulses via capacitive coupling is described. In certain embodiments, the sample may be a biological sample to be treated or modified using the pulsed electric fields. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180237163

Detergent delivery methods and systems for turbine engines

Methods and systems for in situ cleaning of internal cooling circuits of a turbine engine with detergent that provide cleaning a turbine engine that includes circumferentially arranged internal impingement cooling circuits that each include a baffle plate configured to air cool a respective surface or component of the turbine engine. Detergent is introduced through the outer wall and proximate to a back side of a baffle plate such that the detergent passes through at least aperture in the baffle plate and acts at least upon the surface or component that the baffle plate is configured to cool. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180237120

Aircraft with under wing direct drive low pressure turbine

The present disclosure is directed to an aircraft including a fuselage to which a pair or more of wings attaches. The aircraft defines a transverse direction, a longitudinal direction, and a latitudinal direction. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180237088

Systems and methods for a turbine trailer mechanical docking and alignment system

A system includes a docking guide comprising a first alignment guide configured to couple with a first mobile unit that supports a turbine engine and a second alignment guide configured to couple with a second mobile unit that supports a generator. The first and second alignment guides are configured to guide a coupling between the first and second mobile units to help align the turbine engine with the generator.. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180237040

Locomotive control system

A locomotive control system includes one or more processors configured to determine quality of service (qos) parameters of locomotive devices communicating data with each other in an ethernet network that is configured as a time sensitive network (tsn) and that is onboard a locomotive. The one or more processors also are configured to determine available communication pathways in the tsn through which the locomotive devices are able to communicate the data. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180237039

Locomotive control system

A locomotive control system includes a controller configured to control communication between or among plural locomotive devices that control movement of a locomotive 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

08/23/18 / #20180236731

Method for channel formation in binder jet printing

A method of binder jet printing a part includes depositing a layer of a powder on a working surface and selectively printing a binder solution comprising a binder into the layer of powder in a first pattern to generate a printed layer. The pattern is representative of a structure of a layer of the part. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180236616

Method of repairing turbine component using ultra-thin plate

Methods of manufacturing or repairing a turbine blade or vane are described. The airfoil portions of these turbine components are typically manufactured by casting in a ceramic mold, and a surface made up of the cast airfoil and at the least the ceramic core serves as a build surface for a subsequent process of additively manufacturing the tip portions. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180236615

Method of manufacturing turbine airfoil and tip component thereof using ceramic core with witness feature

Methods of manufacturing or repairing a turbine blade or vane are described. The airfoil portions of these turbine components are typically manufactured by casting in a ceramic mold, and a surface made up of the cast airfoil and at the least the ceramic core serves as a build surface for a subsequent process of additively manufacturing the tip portions. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180236612

Novel weld filler metal

An alloy includes a matrix that includes an amount of high-melting-temperature superalloy between about 30% and 95% by weight and an amount of low-melting-temperature superalloy between about 0% and 70% by weight. The alloy also includes an amount of a ceramic reinforcement material between about 2% and 50% by volume, dispersed in the matrix.. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180236603

Additive manufacturing system and method of forming an object in a powder bed

An additive manufacturing system including a housing configured to contain a powder bed of material, and an array of laser emitters having a field of view. The array is configured to melt at least a portion of the powder bed within the field of view as the array translates relative to the powder bed. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180236583

Methods of welding and welded articles

In some embodiments, a method of welding includes welding at least one fill bead to fill at least one gap on a substrate with arc scanning by an arc welder. The gap is defined by at least one weld bead on the substrate. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180236579

System and methods for electric discharge machining

A multi-loop controller component for an electric discharge machining (edm) system includes a plurality of power loop circuits coupled to an output of a power supply of the edm system and configured to receive dc electric power from the power supply. Each power loop circuitis electrically-isolated from other power loop circuits. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180236558

Method of repairing turbine component

Methods of manufacturing or repairing a turbine blade or vane are described. The airfoil portions of these turbine components are typically manufactured by casting in a ceramic mold, and a surface made up of the cast airfoil and at the least the ceramic core serves as a build surface for a subsequent process of additively manufacturing the tip portions. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180236557

Method of manufacturing turbine airfoil and tip component thereof

Methods of manufacturing or repairing a turbine blade or vane are described. The airfoil portions of these turbine components are typically manufactured by casting in a ceramic mold, and a surface made up of the cast airfoil and at the least the ceramic core serves as a build surface for a subsequent process of additively manufacturing the tip portions. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180236556

Method of manufacturing turbine airfoil with open tip casting and tip component thereof

Methods of manufacturing or repairing a turbine blade or vane are described. The airfoil portions of these turbine components are typically manufactured by casting in a ceramic mold, and a surface made up of the cast airfoil and at the least the ceramic core serves as a build surface for a subsequent process of additively manufacturing the tip portions. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180236549

Additive manufacturing using a recoater with in situ exchangeable recoater blades

The present invention is related to additive manufacturing methods and systems using a recoater with in-situ exchangeable recoater blades. Being able to switch out recoater blades in situ, i.e. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180236462

Gas-liquid separation device and method

The present invention discloses a gas-liquid separation device, including: a vortex generating region, used for receiving a gaseous fluid and providing a gaseous vortex; a fluid conversion region, used for receiving the gaseous vortex and providing a liquid fluid; and a fluid separation region that includes a first fluid passage for receiving the liquid fluid and a second fluid passage for receiving the gaseous fluid which is not converted into liquid fluid, wherein a cross section of the fluid separation region has a first width and a second width, the first width is greater than the second width, and the first fluid passage is connected with the second fluid passage at the position of the first width. The present invention also discloses a gas-liquid separation method.. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180236400

Mercury control in a seawater flue gas desulfurization system

A method for controlling mercury release, emission and/or re-emission levels in a treated flue gas and a seawater effluent waste stream through control of a sulphite concentration within a seawater scrubber system is disclosed. One method for controlling mercury release, emission and re-emission levels through control of sulphite concentration is to measure the sulphite concentration of seawater entering a seawater scrubber system and comparing the same to a predetermined sulphite concentration value. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180235701

Systems and methods for intervention guidance using pre-operative planning with ultrasound

Methods and systems are provided for multi-modality imaging. In one embodiment, a method comprises: receiving planning annotations of a pre-operative three-dimensional (3d) image of a subject; during an ultrasound scan of the subject, registering an ultrasound image with the 3d image; overlaying the planning annotations on the ultrasound image; and displaying the ultrasound image with the overlaid planning annotations. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180235578

Methods and systems for spatial color flow for diagnostic medical imaging

The systems and methods described herein relate to providing spatial color flow imaging for diagnostic medical imaging. The systems and methods acquire ultrasound data along a first two-dimensional (2d) plane and at least a second 2d plane from a matrix array probe for a region of interest roi), calculate a first flow velocity based on the ultrasound data along the first 2d plane, calculate a second flow velocity based on the ultrasound data along the second 2d plane, and generate a first color flow image based on the first flow velocity. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180235573

Systems and methods for intervention guidance using a combination of ultrasound and x-ray imaging

Methods and systems are provided for multi-modality imaging. In one embodiment, a method comprises: during an ultrasound scan of a patient, co-aligning an ultrasound image received during the ultrasound scan with a three-dimensional (3d) image of the patient acquired with an imaging modality prior to the ultrasound scan; calculating an angle for an x-ray source based on position information in the 3d image to align the x-ray source with the ultrasound image; and adjusting a position of the x-ray source based on the calculated angle. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180235559

Variable sid imaging

A system for imaging includes a gantry movable relative to a subject. A source is configured to emit radiation during an imaging procedure. ... General Electric Company

08/23/18 / #20180235544

Implantable sensor assembly systems and methods

A system includes an implantable sensor assembly. The implantable sensor assembly includes a housing. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180234514

Message queue-based systems and methods for establishing data communications with industrial machines in multiple locations

Method, and corresponding system, for establishing data communications with, and instructing, industrial machines in multiple locations. The method includes generating, using a first application, one or more machine communication messages. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180234059

Low noise amplifier with hybrid termination and variable gain

A system including a low noise amplifier is provided. The system further includes a coarse attenuation circuit coupled to an input of the low noise amplifier and configurable to attenuate an input signal by a coarse attenuation interval. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180233981

Electrically insulating, thermally conductive coatings for electrical systems and deposition methods thereof

An electric machine includes a rotor assembly having a rotor core that extends in an axial direction and a stator assembly surrounding and coaxial with the rotor assembly. The stator assembly includes a stator core having slots extending in a radial direction into an inner surface of the stator core and extending axially from a first end surface to a second end surface of the stator core. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180233970

Hybrid motor and an associated method thereof

A hybrid motor includes a motor shaft, a stator comprising a stator core, a plurality of stator windings wound around the stator core, and a plurality of stator bearings for supporting the motor shaft against the stator core. The hybrid motor further includes a rotor disposed within the stator. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180233916

Voltage source converter

A voltage source converter including a plurality of terminals, a plurality of switching elements, a plurality of energy storage devices connected between the plurality of terminals, and a controller. Each energy storage device stores and releases energy to provide a voltage, and the plurality of switching elements are arranged to be switchable to control flow of current through each energy storage device. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180233792

Electrochemical cell for use in high temperature metal-air battery

An electrochemical cell includes a bifunctional air cathode, an anode, and a ceramic electrolyte separator disposed substantially between the bifunctional air cathode and the anode. The anode includes a solid metal and a liquid electrolyte phase. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180232494

Systems and methods for monitoring a patient

System is configured to present a health-monitoring window in an operator display. The health-monitoring window includes a set of graph regions. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180231962

Sensing and computing control system for shaping precise temporal physical states

According to some embodiments, system and methods are provided, comprising an installed product, including a plurality of components; a computer programmed with a damage metric model for the installed product, the damage metric model for providing an estimate of an extent of damage on one or more components; the computer programmed with a dynamic process control model for providing a dynamic response of the installed product with respect to its one or more operating parameters; the computer further programmed with a true-up model for providing a control action to reduce an uncertainty of the estimate provided by the damage metric model; the computer including a processor and a memory in communication with the processor, the memory storing the damage metric model and the true-up model; the memory storing additional program instructions, the processor operative with the additional program instructions to perform functions as follows: receiving an estimate output of the damage metric model, wherein the output includes the estimate of the extent of damage on the one or more components; generating, via the dynamic process control model, an operating response of the installed product to the received estimate output; in response to receipt of the estimate output, executing the true-up model; and generating, via execution of the true-up model, the plan to reduce uncertainty of the estimate output. Numerous other aspects are provided.. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180231502

Automated ultrasonic inspection of adhesively-bonded joints and inspection method therefor

An inspection system for determining the efficacy and veracity of a bond-line, comprising: a robotic arm assembly providing a gimbal mount for enabling linear and rotary translation about multiple axes; an ultrasonic transducer affixed to the gimbal mount of the robotic arm assembly and comprising a planar array of transducer elements, each transducer element capable of transmitting and receiving reflected ultrasonic energy indicative of changes in acoustic impedance within the bond-line. The reflected energy of each transducer element provides acquired bond-line data indicative of the efficacy of the bond-line while select transducer elements produce orientation data indicative of the orientation of the planar array relative to the contour of the bonded joint. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180231500

Systems and methods for inspecting cylindrical members

An inspection system for a cylindrical member includes at least one retention member positionable about at least a portion of a circumference of the cylindrical member. The inspection system also includes a positioning system and at least one housing. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180231485

Sensing system and method

A system includes an impedance gas sensor configured to be in contact with one or more hydrocarbons. The impedance sensor includes electrodes and a sensing region circuit that is configured to have a sensing material and to generate electrical stimuli to the sensing material upon exposure to one or more hydrocarbons at one or more of a reduced heater voltage or a reduced sensing region temperature as compared to a prescribed heater voltage or a prescribed sensing region temperature. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180231428

Passive strain indicator

A method of making a component with a passive strain indicator includes forming the component including an outer surface thereof. The passive strain indicator includes a shim with a plurality of fiducial markers. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180231315

Dust conditioning of sinter band gases for an electrostatic precipitator

A system is provided for improving dust collection efficiency at a sinter band device. The system includes a sinter band with material handling stations and auxiliary equipment operative to sinter a metal or metal ore, a primary electrostatic precipitator operative to remove primary dust from a primary gas stream that has passed through a bed of sintering material on the sinter band, and a secondary dust collection device operative to remove secondary dust from a secondary gas stream emanating from one or more suction points at the material handling stations and the sinter band. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180231256

Rotating detonation combustor

A rotating detonation combustion system includes an outer wall and an inner wall together defining at least in part a combustion chamber and a combustion chamber inlet. A nozzle of the rotating detonation combustion system is located at the combustion chamber inlet, the nozzle defining a lengthwise direction and extending between a nozzle inlet and a nozzle outlet along the lengthwise direction. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180231253

Object with tear-shaped suspension for annular bodies

An object includes an annular outer body having an interior surface; and an annular inner body disposed inside the annular outer body, the annular inner body having an exterior surface defining an annular passage with the interior surface of the annular outer body. A plurality of suspension elements connects the interior surface of the annular outer body to the exterior surface of the annular inner body, each suspension element configured to substantially rigidly locate a position of the annular outer body relative to the annular inner body in axial and lateral directions while permitting controlled deflection in a radial direction. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180231140

Valve

The valve comprises a housing defining a cavity having a side wall, a ceiling and an open end, a plunge slidable within the cavity, a control device for causing the plunge movement. The cavity has at least one slot on the side wall.. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180231027

Apparatus including heat exchanger and sound attenuator for gas turbine engine

An apparatus for attenuating sound waves includes a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, and at least one opening defined by the second surface. The apparatus also includes a heat exchanger defining a plurality of cooling channels therein and including a plurality of fins. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180231026

Turbine engine compressor with a cooling circuit

A compressor for a turbine engine comprises radially spaced inner and outer bands defining a flow path between them, at least one vane extending between the inner and outer bands, a seal adjacent the inner band, and a cooling air circuit through the inner band proximate the seal.. . ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180230970

System and method for determining an estimated position of a wind turbine rotor shaft

The present disclosure is directed to a method for determining an estimated rotor shaft position of a rotor shaft of a wind turbine. The method includes generating, with a rotor shaft position sensor, a measured rotor shaft position signal associated with a measured rotor shaft position of the rotor shaft. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180230913

Pressure sensor assembly for a turbine engine

A gas turbine engine includes a liner positioned within a compressor section or a turbine section of the gas turbine engine and at least partially defining a core air flowpath through the gas turbine engine. The gas turbine engine also includes a casing at least partially enclosing the liner. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180230911

Apparatus including heat exchanger and sound attenuator for gas turbine engine

An apparatus for attenuating sound waves in a gas turbine engine includes a surface at least partially defining a pathway for airflow and a plurality of fins extending from the surface. The plurality of fins are configured to dissipate heat into the airflow. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180230907

Systems and methods for quantification of a gas turbine inlet filter blockage

Embodiments of the disclosure can relate to quantification of gas turbine inlet filter blockage. In one embodiment, a method can include receiving data associated with an inlet flow conditioning system associated with a turbine in a power plant. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180230857

Apparatus and system for ceramic matrix composite attachment

An apparatus and system for mechanically connecting components are provided. The apparatus includes a mechanical connecting joint that includes a first joint member formed of a material having a first coefficient of thermal expansion (cte) value, the first joint member comprising a first sidewall, a second opposite sidewall, and a body extending therebetween. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180230853

Method for limiting the core engine speed of a gas turbine engine during icing conditions

A method for controlling a gas turbine engine is provided. The method includes determining if a potential icing condition exists, for example, by determining whether a corrected fan speed percentage is below a predetermined fan speed threshold. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180230849

System and method for regulating velocity of gases in a turbomachine

The present disclosure is direct to a system for regulating a velocity of gases in a turbomachine. The system includes an exhaust section of the turbomachine. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180230845

Propulsion system for an aircraft

A propulsion system for an aircraft includes a turbomachine, a primary fan, and an electric machine. The turbomachine includes a first turbine and a second turbine, with at least one of the first turbine or second turbine operably connected to the electric machine and the second turbine driving the primary fan. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180230844

Propulsion system for an aircraft

A propulsion system for an aircraft includes a turbomachine having a first turbine, a primary fan mechanically driven by the first turbine of the turbomachine, and an electric generator mechanically driven by the first turbine of the turbomachine. The propulsion system also includes an electric fan assembly, the electric generator electrically connected to the electric fan assembly for powering the electric fan assembly.. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180230841

Gas turbine seals

A seal in a gas turbine for sealing a radial gap defined between rotating and stationary structure. The rotating structure may include a row of rotor blades. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180230839

Turbine engine shroud assembly

A shroud assembly for a turbine engine comprises a plurality of circumferentially arranged shroud segments, each terminating in circumferentially spaced first and second shiplap elements, where the first shiplap element of one shroud segment can overlap the second shiplap element of an adjacent shroud segment.. . ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180230838

Seal pressurization in box shroud

A shroud segment arranged radially outward of a gas flow path of a gas turbine. The shroud segment includes a body having walls defining an internal pocket for receiving a supply of air. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180230829

Turbine blades having shank features and methods of fabricating the same

A method of modifying a shank of a turbine blade from an initial profile to an undercut profile includes removing a first portion of material from an underside of a downstream angel wing of the turbine blade. The downstream angel wing extends axially from a downstream cover plate of the shank. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180230828

Turbine blades having shank features

A turbine blade includes an airfoil that extends radially between a root end and a tip end, a platform coupled to the root end, and a shank that extends radially inwardly from the platform. The shank includes a downstream cover plate and a downstream angel wing that extends axially from the downstream cover plate. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180230824

Heterogeneous composition, article comprising heterogeneous composition, and method for forming article

A heterogeneous composition is disclosed, including an alloy mixture and a ceramic additive. The alloy mixture includes a first alloy having a first melting point of at least a first threshold temperature, and a second alloy having a second melting point of less than a second threshold temperature. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180230822

Titanium aluminide alloys and turbine components

In some embodiments, a gamma titanium aluminide alloy consists essentially of, in atomic percent, about 38 to about 50% aluminum, about 6% niobium, about 0.25 to about 2% tungsten, optionally up to about 1.5% boron, about 0.01 to about 1.0% carbon, optionally up to about 2% chromium, optionally up to about 2% vanadium, optionally up to about 2% manganese, and the balance titanium and incidental impurities. In some embodiments, the gamma titanium aluminide alloy forms at least a portion of a gas turbine component. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180230821

Turbine blade having a tip shroud

A turbine blade includes an airfoil that extends from a root end to a tip end. A tip shroud extends from the tip end. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180230820

Turbine blades having damper pin slot features and methods of fabricating the same

A turbine blade includes an airfoil that extends radially between a root end and a tip end, a platform coupled to the root end, and a shank that extends radially inwardly from the platform. The shank includes a cover plate. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180230819

Turbine blade having tip shroud rail features

A turbine blade includes an airfoil that extends from a root end to a tip end, and a tip shroud extending from the tip end. The tip shroud includes a shroud rail that includes a series of regions along a circumferential width of the shroud rail. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180230818

Damping inserts and methods for shrouded turbine blades

A rotor assembly includes plural blades and damping inserts. The blades include a carrier shroud and a lid shroud extending from an airfoil of the respective blade in generally opposite directions. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180230817

Method for modifying a shroud and blade

A method for modifying an airfoil shroud located at a tip of an airfoil is provided. A locating step locates a reference location in a first end edge. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180230816

Turbine blade having a tip shroud notch

A turbine blade includes an airfoil that extends from a root end to a tip end, and a tip shroud extending from the tip end. The tip shroud includes a shroud plate that includes a pressure side edge. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180230813

Turbomachine rotor blade

In one aspect, the present disclosure is directed to a rotor blade for a turbomachine. The rotor blade includes an airfoil defining at least one cooling passage. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180230812

Film hole arrangement for a turbine engine

An apparatus and method for an engine component for a turbine engine including an exterior wall separating a hot fluid flow exterior of the engine component from a cooling fluid flow interior of the engine component. A cooling circuit can be provided within the component having a cooling passage. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180230806

Undulating tip shroud for use on a turbine blade

A turbine blade includes an airfoil that includes a root end and a tip end. The tip end is radially spaced from the root end. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180230805

Thermal structure for outer diameter mounted turbine blades

The present disclosure is directed to a gas turbine engine defining a radial direction, a circumferential direction, an axial centerline along a longitudinal direction, and an upstream end and a downstream end along the longitudinal direction. The gas turbine engine defines a core flowpath extended generally along the longitudinal direction. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180230780

System and method for generating a schedule to extract a resource from a reservoir

A system includes a schedule generator having one or more processors configured to obtain resource extraction parameters for extracting a resource from a reservoir. The resource extraction parameters include well creation parameters associated with drilling wellbores, well stimulation parameters associated with introducing fracturing fluid into the wellbores, and production parameters associated with extracting the resource through the wellbores. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180230607

Composite nanoparticles and methods of preparation thereof

The present invention is directed to composite nanoparticles comprising a metal, a rare earth element, and, optionally, a complexing ligand. The invention is also directed to composite nanoparticles having a core-shell structure and to processes for preparation of composite nanoparticles of the invention.. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180230584

Manufactured article and method

Manufactured articles, and methods of manufacturing enhanced surface smoothed components and articles. More particularly, surface smoothed components and articles, such as combustor components of turbine engines, having surface treatment conferring reduced roughness for enhanced performance and reduced wear related reduction in part life.. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180230576

Titanium aluminide alloys and turbine components

In some embodiments, a gamma titanium aluminide alloy consists essentially of, in atomic percent, 38 to about 50% aluminum, 1 to about 6% niobium, 0.25 to about 2% tungsten, 0.01 to about 1.5% boron, up to about 1% carbon, optionally up to about 2% chromium, optionally up to about 2% vanadium, up to about 2% manganese, and the balance titanium and incidental impurities. In some embodiments, the gamma titanium aluminide alloy forms at least a portion of a gas turbine component. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180230062

Field induced tow manipulation

Systems and methods for forming ceramic matrix composite (cmc) components are provided. The cmc component includes a reinforcement material having a plurality of filaments that are at least partially electrically conductive. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180229950

System and method for handling automobiles at a distribution site

System includes one or more processors configured to determine loading parameters associated with section locations and zone locations. The section locations are locations of cargo sections at a product-distribution site, and the zone locations are locations of load zones at the product-distribution site. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180229851

Propulsor assembly for an aircraft

An aircraft propulsor assembly includes a fan having a nacelle and plural fan blades radially disposed within the nacelle. The fan blades are configured to be rotated by torque generated by a turbine engine of an aircraft to generate thrust for propelling the aircraft. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180229606

Dual function aircraft

An aircraft includes an electric power source having a combustion engine and an electric generator. The electric generator is powered by the combustion engine. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180229451

Method of forming pre-form ceramic matrix composite mold and method of forming a ceramic matrix composite component

A method of forming a pre-form ceramic matrix composite mold for a ceramic matrix composite (cmc) component including providing pieces of cmc remnant scrap material and randomly arranging the pieces of cmc remnant scrap material relative to one another. The method further includes debulking the pieces of cmc remnant scrap material into a rigidized shape, the rigidized shape having gaps between adjacent pieces of cmc remnant scrap material of about 10 microns and about 10 mm and a gap spacing between about 50 microns and about 50 mm, and forming the rigidized shape into a mold.. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180229444

System and methods for fabricating a component with laser array

An additive manufacturing system includes a laser array including a plurality of laser devices. Each laser device of the plurality of laser devices generates an energy beam for forming a melt pool in a powder bed. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180229319

System and methods of multiple electrode electric discharge machining

An electric discharge machining (edm) system includes an electrode set having a plurality of electrodes. Each electrode is electrically-isolated from the other electrodes. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180229291

Staking tool

A staking tool is disclosed. The staking tool may include a main body, at least one punch disposed within the main body, and an actuator in mechanical communication with the at least one punch. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180229179

Oxidation control for improved flue gas desulfurization performance

A system and method of using the system for controlling oxidation of sulfites to reduce total nitrite and nitrate levels in a slurry is disclosed. The system includes a tank having an inlet for receiving a slurry produced in a wet flue gas desulfurization process. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180229167

Particle separator assembly for a turbine engine

A method and apparatus for a turbine engine having a compressor section, combustion section, and a turbine section in an axial flow arrangement with a cooling circuit in fluid communication with at least one of the compressor section, combustion section, or turbine section. The method and apparatus further including separating particles from a cooling air that flows through the cooling circuit.. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180228469

Methods and systems for a display interface for diagnostic medical imaging

An ultrasound imaging system and method is provided that includes an ultrasound probe configured to acquire ultrasound data for a region of interest and a controller circuit communicatively coupled to the ultrasound probe configured to generate one or more ultrasound images from the ultrasound data. The ultrasound imaging system and method further provide a curved housing shaped to extend along a curvature angle, the curved housing includes a front panel having a curved touchscreen having at least a first interface section, a second interface section, and a third interface section formed integral with one another. ... General Electric Company

08/16/18 / #20180228457

Breast imaging system giving feedback information to the patient and method using thereof

An imaging system and related method are provided. The imaging system comprises a surface configured to support a portion of a patient's body, compression paddle configured to compress the portion of a patient's body against the surface, the compression paddle movable between an upper position and a lower position; and a compression control in direct or indirect communication with the compression paddle and configured to effectuate displacement of the compression paddle to any position between and including the upper position and the lower position upon receiving a patient input or command. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180226545

Led design of lower cct utilizing pfs phosphor

. . An led assembly includes an led light source having a first light output with a characteristic spectrum, and a yellow-green phosphor, red phosphor, and neodymium fluorine absorber combination through which the first light output passes, wherein the yellow-green phosphor, red phosphor, and neodymium fluorine absorber combination is configured to convert the first light output to a second light output having a predetermined correlated color temperature.. . ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180225684

Strategic operation of variable generation power plants

A system for strategic operation of a variable generation power plant includes a computing device in communication with a data store including environmental data independent system operator rules, operator risk metrics, power storage systems, a maintenance schedule, and a capacity record. The computing device including a statistical modeling unit to generate a risk-to-revenue strategic bid estimate for successive time periods based on one or more factors accessible in the data store, a display device to display a graphical representation of the risk-to-revenue strategic bid estimate; and a control processor that analyzes the risk-to-revenue strategic bid estimate to schedule the daily operation of a power storage system and to identify one or more time periods of the successive time periods in which to perform a scheduled maintenance. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180224564

Coincidence-enabling photon-counting detector

The present approach relates to the use of energy-resolved, photon-counting detectors, such as czt- or cdte-based detectors, to acquire spectral information that is not available with conventional energy-integrating detectors. In certain embodiments, the present approach discussed reduces or eliminates spectral contamination incurred by transient signals in neighboring pixels in designs employing coincidence logic and shaping amplifiers with short shaping times.. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180224124

Method to provide a braze coating with wear property on micromixer tubes

Manufactured articles, and methods of manufacturing enhanced wear protected components and articles. More particularly, wear protected components and articles, such as combustor components of turbine engines, and even more particularly enhanced wear protected micromixer tubes and assemblies thereof with one or more micromixer plates, the micromixer tubes having wear protection for enhanced performance and reduced wear related failure. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180223908

Ring seal for liquid metal bearing assembly

A ring seal is engaged with a liquid metal bearing assembly and operates to contain metal fluid lubricant leaking through the primary compression seals of a liquid metal bearing to prevent the fluid from entering the high voltage space within the x-ray tube and causing high voltage instability. The ring seal engages the existing configuration for the bearing assembly without deforming the bearing, including effects of thermal expansion and inertial body forces, thus maintaining the tight tolerances for the proper operation of the component parts of the bearing structure. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180223870

Coated flange bolt hole and methods of forming the same

Methods for repairing flange bolt holes and the resulting flange bolt holes are provided. The methods and products include the incorporation of a coating system comprising a corrosion resistant layer, which can be formed by resistance plug welding, slurry or sol-gel processing, or thermal/cold spray processing. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180223867

Actively morphable vane

An actively morphable vane includes a leading edge, a trailing edge downstream of the leading edge, a tip end, a hub end spaced radially outward from the tip end, a pressure side comprising a pressure surface, and a suction side comprising a suction surface. The pressure surface extends continuously between the tip end, the hub end, the leading edge, and the trailing edge. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180223803

System and method for controlling pitch angle of a wind turbine rotor blade

The present disclosure is directed to a method for controlling a pitch angle of a rotor blade of a wind turbine. The method includes adjusting, with an actuator, the pitch angle of the rotor blade during a start-up sequence of the wind turbine. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180223798

Methods for manufacturing spar caps for wind turbine rotor blades

The present disclosure is directed methods for manufacturing spar caps for wind turbine rotor blades. In certain embodiments, the method includes forming an outer frame or tray of the spar cap via at least one of three-dimensional (3d) pultrusion, thermoforming, or 3d printing. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180223797

Methods for manufacturing spar caps for wind turbine rotor blades

The present disclosure is directed methods for manufacturing spar caps for wind turbine rotor blades. In certain embodiments, the method includes forming an outer frame of the spar cap via at least one of three-dimensional (3d) pultrusion, thermoforming, or 3d printing. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180223796

Joint configuration for a segmented wind turbine rotor blade

A rotor blade assembly for a wind turbine may include a first blade segment having a first joint end and a second blade segment having a second joint end, with the blade segments being coupled together such that the first and second joint ends are located at or adjacent to a joint interface between the blade segments. The blade assembly may also include a pre-loaded beam extending outwardly from the second blade segment across the joint interface such that the pre-loaded beam is received within the first blade segment. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180223795

Methods for manufacturing wind turbine rotor blades and components thereof

The present disclosure is directed to methods for manufacturing wind turbine rotor blades and components thereof, e.g. Using 3d printing. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180223794

Methods for manufacturing wind turbine rotor blades and components thereof

The present disclosure is directed to methods for manufacturing wind turbine rotor blades and components thereof. In one embodiment, the method includes forming an outer surface of a rotor blade panel from one or more fiber-reinforced outer skins. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180223784

Method and systems for a multi-needle fuel injector

Various methods and systems are provided for a fuel injector. In one example, a fuel injector includes a nozzle tip including a plurality of injection holes, a first needle biased against the nozzle tip via a first biasing member positioned within a first control volume, and a second needle surrounding a portion of the first needle and biased against the first needle and the nozzle tip via a second biasing member positioned within a second control volume. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180223753

Method and systems for egr control

Various methods and systems are provided for estimating fresh intake air flow. In one example, a system comprises an engine having an intake manifold to receive fresh intake air and an exhaust gas recirculation (egr) system to supply egr to the intake manifold, where flow of egr through the egr system is controlled by one or more exhaust valves. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180223748

System and method for engine control

The subject matter disclosed herein relates to a system and method for engine control. In particular, a system, may utilize a variable valve timing device, modify a variable valve timing profile, monitor engine performance, and adjust operating parameters of the engine accordingly. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180223733

Acoustic treatment assembly for a turbine system

An acoustic treatment assembly (50) for a turbine system includes a region of the turbine system having a flow path configured to allow a fluid flow therethrough. Also included is at least one sound attenuation structure (52) disposed in the flow path. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180223732

Counter rotating turbine with reversing reduction gearbox

The present disclosure is directed to a gas turbine engine defining a longitudinal direction, a radial direction, and a circumferential direction, and an upstream end and a downstream end along the longitudinal direction. The gas turbine engine includes a turbine section, a gearbox proximate to the turbine section, and a driveshaft. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180223697

Systems and methods for controlling machinery stress via temperature trajectory

A method includes determining, via a processor, a commanded temperature rate for a component of a steam turbine system. The method further includes determining, via the processor, a measured temperature rate for the component of the steam turbine system. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180223694

Methods of replacing seals in exhaust frames of turbine systems and related components

Methods of replacing flex seals in exhaust frames of turbine systems are disclosed. The method may include removing a section of an outer casing of an exhaust frame to form an opening within the outer casing. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180223689

Apparatus with thermal break

An apparatus is disclosed, including a first article, a second article, at least one interface structure, and a thermal break directly adjacent to the at least one interface structure. The first article includes a first material composition having a first thermal tolerance. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180223681

Turbine engine shroud with near wall cooling

An apparatus for a shroud assembly for a turbine engine and a method of manufacturing such can include the shroud assembly having one or more shroud segments having an inner face in a circumferential organization around a rotating blade assembly. A near wall cooling passage can be provided in the shroud assembly to cool the inner face of the shroud. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180223680

Nozzle assembly and method for forming nozzle assembly

A nozzle assembly is disclosed, including a cmc nozzle shell, a nozzle spar, and an endwall. The cmc nozzle shell includes a cmc composition and an interior cavity. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180223674

Cooling arrangements in turbine blades

A rotor blade for a turbine of a gas turbine includes an airfoil. The airfoil may have a leading edge, a trailing edge, an outboard, and an inboard end that attaches to a root configured to couple the rotor blade to a rotor disc. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180223673

Hot gas path component with metering structure including converging-diverging passage portions

A hot gas path component may include a body, and a passage for delivering a coolant extending through at least a part of the body to an exit area of the body. A metering structure may be in fluid communication with the passage and disposed upstream of the exit area. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180223672

Investment casting core

An apparatus and method for an investment casting core for forming a cast airfoil extending between a leading edge and a trailing edge to define a chord-wise direction and extending between a root and a tip to define a span-wise direction, with an internal passage including at least one leach hole formed from the investment casting core.. . ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180223667

Reconfigurable maintenance apparatus

A reconfigurable maintenance apparatus includes a body configured to operate within a cavity. The body has a first shape in a first configuration and a second shape in a second configuration. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180223395

Enhanced superalloys by zirconium addition

A gamma prime nickel-based superalloy is provided, which can include a combination of ti and zr in a total weight amount sufficient to form cellular precipitates located at grain boundaries of the alloy, wherein the cellular precipitates define gamma prime arms that distort the grain boundaries at which they are located. The hf-containing, gamma prime nickel-based superalloy and/or the gamma prime nickel-based superalloy can include cellular precipitates that are predominantly located at grain boundaries of the alloy such that the cellular precipitates define gamma prime arms that distort the grain boundaries at which they are located. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180223349

Ligase-assisted nucleic acid circularization and amplification

Provided herein are methods for generation and amplification of a single-stranded dna circle in a single reaction vessel from a linear dna without any intervening purification steps. The single-stranded dna circle is generated via a template-independent single-stranded dna ligation. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180223201

Gasification quench system

A system includes a quench system that may cool a syngas generated in a gasification chamber. The quench system includes a quench chamber, a dip tube that may direct the syngas from the gasification chamber into a quench liquid to cool the syngas to generate a cooled syngas, a draft tube disposed circumferentially about the dip tube and that may receive the cooled syngas in a first direction. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180223200

Gasification quench system

A system including a quench system that may cool a syngas generated in a gasification chamber. The quench system includes a quench chamber, a dip tube that may direct the syngas from the gasification chamber into a quench liquid in the quench chamber to cool the syngas and to generate a first cooled syngas, and a draft tube disposed circumferentially about the dip tube and configured to receive the first cooled syngas in a first direction along a first passage. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180223199

Gasification quench system

A system including a quench system that may cool a syngas generated in a gasification chamber. The quench system includes a quench chamber, a dip tube that may direct the syngas from the gasification chamber into a quench liquid to cool the syngas to generate a cooled syngas, and a draft tube disposed circumferentially about the dip tube and that may receive the cooled syngas. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180222666

Protective cover for rotor and associated shipping apparatuses

Protective covers for rotors are disclosed. The protective covers may include a first liner portion contacting and covering a first portion of the rotor, and a second liner portion positioned adjacent and at least partially aligned circumferentially with the first liner portion. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180222502

Vehicle control system

A vehicle control system determines a predicted location of wheel slip for an upcoming trip of a vehicle system by comparing a vehicle characteristic, route characteristic, and/or weather characteristic associated with the upcoming trip with a vehicle characteristic, route characteristic, and/or weather characteristic associated with a previous detection of wheel slip. Movement of the vehicle system is controlled during the upcoming trip by reducing tractive effort generated by a leading vehicle of the vehicle system relative to a trailing vehicle of the vehicle system during movement over the predicted location, reducing tractive effort generated by a leading axle in a vehicle of the vehicle system relative to a trailing axle of the vehicle during movement over the predicted location, and/or directing an adhesion modifying device to automatically dispense an adhesion modifying substance onto the predicted location.. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180222336

Apparatus for energy transfer using converter and method of manufacturing same

According to an aspect of the invention, a motor drive circuit includes a first energy storage device configured to supply electrical energy, a bi-directional dc-to-dc voltage converter coupled to the first energy storage device, a voltage inverter coupled to the bi-directional dc-to-dc voltage converter, and an input device configured to receive electrical energy from an external energy source. The motor drive circuit further includes a coupling system coupled to the input device, to the first energy storage device, and to the bi-directional dc-to-dc voltage converter. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180222130

Applicator systems for applying pressure to a structure

An applicator assembly for applying pressure to a composite structure includes an external frame, an applicator casing disposed substantially within the external frame, and an applicator disposed substantially within the applicator casing. The applicator casing includes a first membrane, and a first jamming material disposed within the first membrane. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180222014

Qualifying a cold working and polishing process

A method for determining sufficiency of compressive residual stresses in region below cold worked surface covered by a polished surface. Method includes obtaining surface height data along scanning passes over unpolished surface of the cold worked surface and the polished surface, determining region of surface height data with low and high points, and calculating step height by calculating difference between low and high points. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180221958

Parts and methods for producing parts using hybrid additive manufacturing techniques

Components and methods of producing hybrid additively manufactured components. A component produced using stock or traditionally produced materials as one section of the finished component and an additively manufactured portion as a second section of the finished component. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180221954

Additive manufacturing using a mobile scan area

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

08/09/18 / #20180221075

Methods and systems for electrophysiology ablation gap analysis

A method of identifying gaps between electrophysiology (ep) ablation points may comprise: obtaining a plurality of ablation points recorded from a completed electrophysiology ablation procedure; digitally mapping the plurality of ablation points to an anatomical model corresponding to the completed electrophysiology ablation procedure; calculating ablation gap probability distributions for each of the plurality of ablation points based on ablation tolerance variables associated with each of the plurality of ablation points; and overlaying the ablation gap probability distributions on to the digitally mapped plurality of ablation points on the anatomical model. In this way, ablation gaps may be non-invasively identified prior to patient discharge, thereby allowing for further ep treatment to remove the ablation gaps while reducing readmission rates. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180220983

Apparatus and method for tomosynthesis image acquisition

A method for image acquisition includes selectively concealing and exposing an x-ray source to a target object while the x-ray source travels along a first path and moving an x-ray detector along a second path in a first direction while the x-ray source is exposed to the target object. The method further includes moving the x-ray detector along the second path in a second direction generally opposite the first direction while the x-ray source is concealed from the target object.. ... General Electric Company

08/09/18 / #20180220909

Method and system of monitoring cardiac function based on patient position

A method of monitoring the cardiac function of a patient includes receiving a position input from a position sensor attached to the patient and classifying the position input into a position class. Cardiac waveform data is received for the patient and then the cardiac waveform data is compared to model waveform parameters for the position class.. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180219935

Systems and methods for dynamic content delivery to mobile computing devices based on contextual presentation of workflow

A method for contextual content delivery of workflow management system information to a mobile computing device includes registering in a data record each mobile computing device accessible to a respective user, applying device selection rules in combination mobile computing device with specific information, constructing a real-time context model, receiving task information content to be sent to the respective user, retrieving device association rules, fitting criteria of the device association rules to the real-time context model, selecting a context model for delivery of the task information content, delivering the task information content to at least one mobile computing device accessible to the respective particular user, and updating the task information content delivery based on latest mobile computing devices detected, their specific information, and the next workflow task. A system configured to implement the method and a non-transitory computer-readable medium containing instructions for a processor to perform the method are also disclosed.. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180219925

Systems and methods for collaborating in a non-destructive testing system

A collaboration system may include a computing device that may communicate with the at least one other computing device via a computing network network. The computing device may receive data that has been acquired using one or more non-destructive testing (ndt) inspection devices, receive an input that may cause a list of one or more experts indicated as available to collaborate to be derived. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180219501

Control method for power converters with inverter blocks with silicon carbide mosfets

Systems and methods for operating a power converter with a plurality of inverter blocks with silicon carbide mosfets are provided. A converter can include a plurality of inverter blocks. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180219373

Auxiliary power circuit and method of use

An auxiliary power circuit includes an impedance circuit, a switch, and a controller. The switch is coupled in series with the impedance circuit. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180219360

Systems for motor control center buckets

A control house includes a motor control center. The motor control center includes a body, and the body includes a face. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180219286

True time delay beam former and method of making the same

A true time delay (ttd) module includes a substrate and a transmission line formed on the substrate. The transmission line includes time delay lines that define signal paths of varying lengths between a signal input and a signal output of the ttd module. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180218277

Systems and methods for reliability monitoring

Embodiments of the disclosure can relate to reliability monitoring. In one embodiment, a method for reliability monitoring can include receiving operational data associated with a power plant or a power plant component. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180218225

Visual object detection system

A system includes a camera configured to generate two-dimensional (2d) image or video data of an area of a route ahead of a vehicle moving along the route, wherein wayside equipment is disposed alongside the route in the 2d image or video data. The system also includes one or more processors configured to determine a distance between reference markings in the route along a direction that is transverse to a direction of travel of the vehicle along the route. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180218060

Rollup engine for internet of things

The example embodiments are directed to a data rollup engine for use in software applications hosted by a cloud platform such as in an internet of things. As one example, the method includes receiving sensor data associated with at least one internet of things (iot) asset, processing a data rollup engine on the sensor data to generate rolled-up sensor data having a granularity determined by a user, and executing one or more operations on the rolled-up sensor data to generate information associated with the at least one iot asset. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180218003

Ephemeral blockchain data structure

Multiple blockchains have block data strictures with different event granularities. A first blockchain adds blocks according to a data structure with high event granularity. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180217275

Systems and methods for detector output adjustment

A silicon photomultiplier (sipm) based detection system includes a plurality of scintillators, sipms, a front end circuit, adjustment circuits, and an energy and position processing unit. The sipms have a non-linear response to energy deposition corresponding to radiation detection. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180217198

Evaluation of phase-resolved partial discharge

This disclosure relates to evaluation of a phase-resolved partial electrical discharge (pd) of equipment insulation. In one embodiment, a method includes providing phiqn-arrays by a measurement device configured to detect a pd process in electrical equipment. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180217011

Methods and systems for non-contact magnetostrictive sensor runout compensation

A stress sensing system for measuring stress in a conductive target material includes at least one sensor positioned proximate to the conductive target material. The sensor is configured to measure stress in the conductive target material and to transmit a signal indicative of the measured stress to a controller. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180216894

Method and system for phase change material component cooling

A transient cooling system includes a first phase change material (pcm) element and a second pcm element. The first pcm element includes a first pcm, a first surface, and a second surface, the first surface complementary to a surface to be cooled. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180216829

Combustion can maintenance apparatus and method

Various embodiments include apparatuses for performing maintenance on a gas turbine (gt) combustion can, along with related methods. One apparatus can include: a mounting plate having at least two fasteners extending therethrough, the mounting plate configured to engage a fixed combustion chamber in the gt; a can adjustment bar configured to engage the can combustor, the can adjustment bar including a set of apertures extending therethrough; a set of guide pins extending through the set of apertures in the can adjustment bar and coupled with the mounting plate, the set of guide pins connecting the mounting plate with the can adjustment bar; and an adjustment member extending between the can adjustment bar and the mounting plate, the adjustment member configured to modify a position of the can adjustment bar relative to the mounting plate.. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180216827

Pneumatically-actuated fuel nozzle air flow modulator

A flow modulator for a fuel nozzle, including: a fixed outer tube, the fixed outer tube including a set of apertures; a movable inner tube concentrically positioned within the fixed outer tube, the movable inner tube including a set of apertures; and a pneumatically actuated component for displacing the movable inner tube within the fixed outer tube to selectively align the set of apertures of the fixed outer tube with the set of apertures of the movable inner tube.. . ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180216825

Combustor assembly for a gas turbine engine

A combustor assembly for a gas turbine engine includes a dome and a deflector positioned adjacent to the dome. One or both of the dome and the deflector define an opening, a component axis extending through the opening, and a radial direction relative to the component axis. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180216824

Unitary flow path structure

Flow path assemblies and gas turbine engines are provided. A flow path assembly may comprise a combustor dome positioned at a forward end of a combustor of a combustion section of a gas turbine engine, and a unitary outer wall including a combustor portion extending through the combustion section and a turbine portion extending through at least a first turbine stage of a turbine section of the gas turbine engine. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180216823

Unitary flow path structure

Flow path assemblies and gas turbine engines are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a flow path assembly comprises an inner wall and a unitary outer wall including a combustor portion extending through a combustion section and a turbine portion extending through at least a first turbine stage of a turbine section. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180216822

Unitary flow path structure

Gas turbine engines, as well as outer walls and flow path assemblies of gas turbine engines, are provided. For example, an outer wall of a flow path comprises a combustor portion extending through a combustion section, and a turbine portion extending through at least a first turbine stage of a turbine section. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180216601

Method for forming a rotor blade for a wind turbine

The present disclosure is directed to a method for forming a wind turbine rotor blade. The method includes placing first and second prefabricated skin panels defining a portion of a root section of the wind turbine rotor blade, a pressure side of the wind turbine rotor blade, or a suction side of the wind turbine rotor blade in a mold. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180216576

Supersonic turbofan engine

A supersonic turbofan engine includes a fan section having a single-stage fan defining a fan pressure ratio greater than 1.9. The supersonic turbofan engine also includes a core turbine engine defining a core air flowpath. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180216575

Cool core gas turbine engine

A turbofan engine is provided including a fan having a plurality of rotatable fan blades and defining a fan pressure ratio during operation of the turbofan engine. The turbofan engine also includes a turbomachine operably coupled to the fan for driving the fan, the turbomachine including a compressor section, a combustion section, and a turbine section in serial flow order and together defining a core air flowpath. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180216571

Vent nozzle shockwave cancellation

A vent nozzle configured to minimize adverse flow interactions between merging gas flows that have two different speeds. The nozzle includes a first wall that defines an outer surface and an inner surface. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180216566

Methods and system for diagnosing a high-pressure fuel pump in a fuel system

Various methods and systems are provided for health assessments of a fuel system. In one example, a fuel system includes a high-pressure fuel pump operable to increase fuel pressure from a first pressure to a second pressure, a common fuel rail fluidly coupling the high-pressure fuel pump to a plurality of fuel injectors each of which is operable to inject fuel to individual cylinders of an engine, a pressure sensor operable to detect a pressure of fuel at the common fuel rail, and a controller operable to diagnose a condition of the high-pressure fuel pump based on output from the pressure sensor.. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180216539

Pneumatically-actuated bypass valve

A bypass valve for a combustor, including: a housing; an opening in the housing; a pneumatically actuated component within the housing; a passage coupling the opening in the housing and a duct of the combustor; a chamber formed by the housing and the pneumatically actuated component, the chamber containing a volume of air; and a control valve for controlling a pressure within the chamber to selectively displace the pneumatically actuated component to open and close the passage.. . ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180216534

Vaporization system for combustion system

A vaporization system for a liquid hydrocarbon for a combustion system of a gas turbine system is provided. The vaporization system includes: a vaporizer vessel; a pressure source providing a pressurized fluid to the vaporizer vessel; and a controller configured to control at least one control valve to: pre-elevate a pressure in the vaporizer vessel using the pressurized fluid from the pressure source prior to introduction of the liquid hydrocarbon to the vaporizer vessel to at least reduce vaporization of the liquid hydrocarbon in the vaporizer vessel, and control vaporization of the liquid hydrocarbon in the vaporizer vessel. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180216532

System and method for treating exhaust gas

A gas turbine system includes an exhaust gas processing system that includes an exhaust stack having a first inlet and a first outlet. The first inlet is fluidly coupled to a second outlet of a cooler configured to direct the exhaust gas to the exhaust gas processing system via a first conduit extending between the exhaust stack and the cooler. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180216527

Radial variable inlet guide vane for axial or axi-centrifugal compressors

A turbine engine includes, in a serial flow relationship, an axially oriented compressor, a combustion section, a turbine section, and an exhaust section. An air flowpath extends from an inlet duct to the exhaust section such that the compressor, combustion section, turbine, and the exhaust section are in fluid communication. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180216499

Steam turbine preheating system with a steam generator

The present application provides a power generation system. The power generation system may include a gas turbine engine, a steam turbine, and a steam turbine preheating system. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180216497

Steam turbine preheating system

The present application provides a power generation system. The power generation system may include a gas turbine engine for creating a flow of combustion gases, a steam turbine, and a steam turbine preheating system. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180216496

Heat recovery steam generator with electrical heater system and method

A system includes a turbine system that contains a heat recovery steam generator (hrsg) having a flow path that receives an exhaust gas, and having a fluid path that receives a fluid. The fluid path is adjacent to the flow path such that the fluid is heated by the exhaust gas. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180216495

Asymmetric gas turbine exhaust diffuser

A gas turbine exhaust diffuser is configured to be at least partially disposed within an exhaust collector. The diffuser also includes an inner wall configured to extend to a back wall of the exhaust collector, an outer wall circumferentially disposed about the inner wall along a portion of the collector, and an inlet between the upstream end of the inner and outer walls. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180216493

Turbine spider frame with additive core

The present disclosure is directed to a gas turbine engine defining an axial centerline, a longitudinal direction, a radial direction, and a circumferential direction. The gas turbine engine includes one or more frames in which the frame defines an inner ring and an outer ring generally concentric to the inner ring about the axial centerline. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180216487

Systems and methods to detect a fluid induced instability condition in a turbomachine

In one example embodiment, a fluid induced instability detection system is provided that monitors various vibration characteristics of a turbomachine, collects vibration data in real-time, and uses the vibration data to detect and analyze changes in various operating parameters such as vibration, speed, and loading conditions, and to provide an indication of a vibration anomaly and/or potential operational risk in one or more components of the turbomachine. The vibration data can be particularly associated with certain components that are directly or indirectly impacted by a modification in process fluid flow characteristics or lubrication oil flow characteristics in the turbomachine due to various reasons such as process fluid flow disturbances, lubricating oil flow disturbances, and/or a change in turbomachine operational parameters. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180216484

Systems and methods to detect a fluid induced instability condition in a turbomachine

A fluid induced instability detection system and method is provided to monitor various vibration characteristics of a turbomachine. The fluid induced instability detection system detects abnormalities in the vibration data and provides an indication of one or more potential faults in the turbomachine.. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180216479

Seal assembly to seal end gap leaks in gas turbines

Various embodiments include gas turbine seals and methods of forming such seals. In some cases, a turbine includes: a first arcuate component adjacent to a second arcuate component, each arcuate component including one or more slots having a seal assembly disposed therein. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180216477

Preform cmc article, cmc article, and method for forming cmc article

A preform cmc article is disclosed comprising an interior ply structure having at least one interior cmc ply including at least one longitudinal cmc ply disposed along the article length, an exterior shell ply forming an article surface and having at least one exterior cmc ply substantially surrounding the interior ply structure, and at least one wicking portion in which the interior ply structure penetrates the exterior ply shell with an exposed edge of the longitudinal cmc ply disposed at the article surface. A cmc article is disclosed including the interior ply structure and the exterior ply shell, wherein the longitudinal cmc ply includes an exposed edge disposed at the surface of the cmc article. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180216474

Turbomachine blade cooling cavity

The present disclosure is directed to a blade for a turbomachine. The blade includes an airfoil having a pressure side surface and a suction side surface extending from a leading edge to a trailing edge. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180216471

Cooling assembly for a turbine assembly

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

08/02/18 / #20180216469

Turbomachine rotor blade

The present disclosure is directed to a rotor blade for a turbomachine. The rotor blade includes an airfoil having a leading edge, a trailing edge, a root, and a tip. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180216467

Turbine engine with an extension into a buffer cavity

A turbine engine, such as a gas turbine engine for an aircraft, can include a compressor section, a combustion section, and a turbine section in axial arrangement. The compressor and turbine sections can include a rotating disk having a plurality of blades and a stationary band having a plurality of stationary vanes. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180216464

Method of repairing a blisk

A method of repairing a blisk having a hub with circumferentially spaced blades. The method can include removing a portion of a blade and replacing the portion with a replacement piece. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180216448

Motor protector of an electric submersible pump and an associated method thereof

A motor protector includes a housing and a rotatable shaft disposed within the housing and a plurality of radial bearings coupled to the rotatable shaft, for supporting the rotatable shaft against the housing. The motor protector further includes a thrust bearing coupled to the rotatable shaft, for supporting the rotatable shaft against the housing. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180216036

Cleaning solution and methods of cleaning a turbine engine

A cleaning solution for a turbine engine includes water within a range between about 68.65 percent and about 99.63 percent by volume of the cleaning solution; a first organic acidic component within a range between about 0.1 percent and about 15 percent by volume of the cleaning solution; wherein the organic acid comprises citric acid; a second organic acidic component within a range between about 0.1 percent and about 15 percent by volume of the cleaning solution; wherein the organic acid comprises glycolic acid; isoropylamine sulphonate within a range between about 0.07 percent and 0.14 percent by volume of the cleaning solution; alcohol ethoxylate within a range between about 0.035 percent and 0.07 percent by volume of the cleaning solution; triethanol amine within a range between about 0.035 percent and 0.07 percent by volume of the cleaning solution; sodium lauriminodipropionate within a range between about 0.03 percent and 1.0 percent by volume of the cleaning solution. The cleaning solution has a ph value in the range between about 2.5 and about 7.0.. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180216017

System and method utilizing a mechanistic, physics-based dynamic desalter model

According to some embodiments, data associated with the operation of a desalter vessel (150), adapted to receive a raw crude input and a water input and facilitate creation of a desalted crude output and a salt water output, may be stored in a computer storage device (630). A computer processor (610) may determine at least one parameter associated with the data in the computer store. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180216016

System and method of predictive analytics for dynamic control of a hydrocarbon refining process

Described herein are systems and methods of dynamically using predictive analytics in control of a hydrocarbon refining process. In one aspect, the method comprises analyzing a hydrocarbon sample, wherein the hydrocarbon sample is representative of an amount of hydrocarbon entering a refining process; developing one or more predictive models of the hydrocarbon refining process for the hydrocarbon entering the refining process based on the analysis of the hydrocarbon sample; and dynamically controlling aspects of the hydrocarbon refining process as the hydrocarbon entering the refining process moves through the refining process based on the one or more predictive models.. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180215478

Inlet screen for aircraft engines

An apparatus for providing foreign object debris protection an air intake of an aircraft engine. The apparatus includes a frame and a plurality of cross-members. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180215475

Systems and methods for integrated power and thermal management in a turbine-powered aircraft

Systems and methods for integrated power and thermal management in a turbine-powered aircraft are provided. The systems may include rotationally-independent first and second auxiliary power unit shafts, a power turbine, a first compressor, a second compressor, a cooling turbine, and an electrical motor-generator. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180215400

Route examination system

A route examination system determines a characteristic of a vehicle system traveling over a segment of a route under inspection, a characteristic of the route, and/or a characteristic of movement of the vehicle system over the segment of the route. The system also detects acoustic sounds generated by movement of the vehicle system over the segment of the route. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180215111

System, method, and apparatus for infusing a composite structure

An apparatus for infusing a composite structure includes a reservoir configured to receive a volume of resin, a base, a membrane configured to be sealed upon the base, and a flow medium in fluid communication with the reservoir. The flow medium includes a first flow medium portion disposed in contact with at least a portion of the base and a second flow medium portion disposed in contact with at least a portion of the membrane.. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180215070

Injection mold system for component core

An injection mold system for injecting slurry into an internal portion of an injection mold component core is disclosed. The system may include a fill clip for injecting slurry into an internal portion of an injection mold component core including a fill member for injecting slurry into the internal portion of the injection mold component core, and a latch member for removably coupling the fill member with the injection mold component core. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180214984

Supports including conduits for additive manufacturing systems

Supports for additive manufacturing systems are disclosed. The supports positioned on a build plate of the additive manufacturing systems may include a build surface, a side surface positioned adjacent the build surface, and an outlet opening formed through the build surface. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180214955

Additive manufacturing system, article, and method of manufacturing an article

A method of additively manufacturing an article includes forming a first portion of the article by three-dimensional printing of a plurality of first layers from a first powder material cut having a first average particle size corresponding to a first feature resolution. The first layers have a first average layer thickness. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180214947

Reutilization of additive manufacturing supporting platforms

A method for using a build plate including a reusable supporting platform for additive manufacturing of a component is disclosed. The method may include additive manufacturing the reusable supporting platform on a top surface of a base of the build plate, and additive manufacturing a first component on the second surface of the reusable supporting platform. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180214946

Layerwise material application method and apparatus for additive manufacturing

In an aspect, the present disclosure relates to an apparatus for fabricating an object layer by layer. The apparatus includes a sheet dispenser to stack sheets of bound powder. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180214648

Ventilator system and method for controlling the same to provide spontaneous breathing support

A method of controlling a ventilator to provide spontaneous breathing support includes determining a target co2 value, determining a support pressure, detecting a patient-generated spontaneous breath, and delivering ventilation gas to the patient based on the support pressure. A patient co2 is then measured, along with measuring at least one of a patient breath rate and a breath volume. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180214132

Method of ultrasonic imaging

A method of ultrasonic imaging includes displaying a first ultrasonic image, receiving an operator's input defining a region of interest, creating a first time intensity curve for the region of interest in the first ultrasonic image, displaying the first time intensity curve on a display device with the first ultrasonic image, and storing information on a position of the region of interest in a non-transitory storage medium. The method includes displaying a second ultrasonic image, reading information on the position from the non-transitory storage medium, creating a second time intensity curve for the region of interest in the second ultrasonic image; and displaying the second time intensity curve on the display device with the second ultrasonic image.. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180214128

Method and ultrasound imaging system for representing ultrasound data acquired with different imaging modes

A method and ultrasound imaging system for displaying ultrasound includes acquiring first ultrasound data for a plane while in a first ultrasound imaging mode and acquiring second ultrasound imaging data for the plane while in a second ultrasound imaging mode. The first ultrasound data comprises a first plurality of values and the second ultrasound data comprises a second plurality of values. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180214112

Advanced concept mobile x-ray imaging device

A mobile x-ray system includes a movable base, a robotic arm mounted on the movable base, an x-ray source attached to the robotic arm, a radiation detector, one or more user interfaces, and a controller configured to determine a position of the x-ray source and a position of the detector and to automatically move the base and the robotic arm to align the x-ray source with the detector.. . ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180214106

Breast tomosynthesis with flexible compression paddle

A method of breast image reconstruction includes positioning a breast on an imaging system support plate, compressing the breast with a flexible paddle, obtaining imaging data, estimating a breast thickness profile by at least one of placing markers on the breast, performing an image-based analysis of the obtained data, using an auxiliary system, and performing a model-based computation. The three-dimensional (3d) reconstruction including using a thickness profile of the breast surface in at least one of an iterative reconstruction, a filtered back-projection reconstruction, and a joint reconstruction performed using information obtained from an ultrasound scan. ... General Electric Company

08/02/18 / #20180214100

Robotic arm with x-ray source

An x-ray system includes a multiple degree of freedom robotic arm mounted to a surface of a radiology suite, the robotic arm having one or more telescoping arm members, an x-ray source mounted on an end effector of the multiple degree of freedom robotic arm, at least one x-ray detector, and a work station coupled to the robotic arm, x-ray source, and x-ray detector, wherein the work station is configured to compute robotic arm trajectories for at least one scanning procedure and to control the robotic arm, x-ray source, and x-ray detector to effect the at least one scanning procedure.. . ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180212545

Systems and methods for a soft switching dc-dc converter

Systems and methods are provided for a soft switching topology for a direct current (dc)-dc converter. The systems and methods determine an operational status of an electric motor, and activate at least one of an upper or lower first or second semiconductor switches based on an operation of the electric motor. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180212520

Direct flux control power converter

Systems and methods related to controlling flux through an inductor of a power converter are described. For example, a control system is configured to control a multi-level converter having a first leg, a second leg, and at least one inductor. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180212512

Automatic short circuit protection switching device systems and methods

Systems and methods for providing automatic short circuit protection in an electrical system via a switching device. In some embodiments, the switching device includes a switching transistor that selectively switches between an open position and a closed position based at least in part on a switching control signal, for example, to facilitate converting electrical power with first electrical characteristics output into electrical power with the second electrical characteristics. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180212492

System and method for synchronous condensing

A method includes aligning a generator shaft axis of a generator, a clutch axis of a clutch, and a pump axis of a pump along a common axis. The method also includes coupling a supply line from the pump to a radial surface of the clutch. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180211796

Drive unit for a medium voltage or high voltage circuit breaker

The invention concerns a drive unit for a high and medium voltage circuit breaker comprising of a main shaft being rotatable around its main axis between a first position corresponding to a closed state of the circuit breaker and a second position corresponding to an opened state of the circuit breaker, elastic means for driving the main shaft in rotation towards the second position, and releasable means for preventing the rotation of the main shaft from the second position towards the first position, wherein the releasable means comprise retention pawl which removably engages the main shaft and which, when engaged, enables the main shaft to rotate towards the second position but prevents its rotation from the second position towards the first position.. . ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180211011

Anesthesia assessment system and method for enhanced recovery after surgery qualification

A system for assessing a patient in an enhanced recovery after surgery (eras) program includes an eras tracking module that receives identification of eras monitoring parameters for monitoring whether the patient is on track to qualify for the eras program, including at least one drug delivery parameter, adequacy of anesthesia parameter, and vital sign. The eras tracking module receives eras qualification criteria for postoperative qualification for the eras program, and determines intraoperative tracking targets for each eras monitoring parameter, wherein the intraoperative tracking target is a desired value for the eras monitoring parameter during surgery that indicates postoperative qualification for the eras program. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180210971

Methods of making and monitoring a component with an integral strain indicator

Methods of making a component with an integral strain indicator and methods of monitoring such components are provided. A method for making a component includes forming the component, the component including an internal volume and an outer surface. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180210942

Anomaly classifier

According to some embodiments, a system and method are provided to classify an anomaly. The method comprises receiving, from an anomaly detection system, time-series data that comprises one or more anomalies. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180210632

Method and ultrasound imaging system for adjusting an ultrasound image with a touch screen

An ultrasound imaging system and a method for controlling a diagnostic imaging system are disclosed. The system includes a probe, a main screen, a touch screen and a processor connected to the probe, the main screen and the touch screen. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180210439

Vehicle communication system

A system includes one or more processors configured to communicatively link a first operator control unit (ocu) disposed off-board a vehicle system with a vehicle control system (vcs) disposed onboard the vehicle system. The vehicle system is formed from first and second vehicles. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180210031

Circuit protection system and method

A method for protecting a circuit is provided, wherein the circuit comprises a plurality of switch devices connected in series. The method comprises detecting a failure risk indicator of each switch device; determining whether each switch device has a failure risk based on the corresponding failure risk indicator; and making each of the switch device(s) having the failure risk in a constant on-state to eliminate the failure risk and prevent a failure of the switch device optionally if a number of the switch device(s) which have or had the failure risk is less than or equal to a preset value.. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180209782

Methods of making a component with an integral strain indicator

Methods for monitoring component strain, and methods for making a component with an integral strain indicator. A method of making a component with an integral strain indicator includes forming the component with an internal volume formed from a first material and an outer surface and directly depositing a plurality of fiducial markers on a portion of the outer surface. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180209781

Method of making a component with an integral strain indicator

A method of making a component with an integral passive strain indicator includes forming the component of a single uniform material, the component comprising an outer surface and an internal volume. The method also includes forming a plurality of fiducial markers of the single uniform material on a portion of the outer surface during formation of the component, the portion of the outer surface comprising an analysis region on the outer surface of the component.. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180209726

Method and system for separating carbon dioxide from flue gas

A method for separating carbon dioxide from flue gas to generate a high purity co2 stream.. . ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180209653

Fuel injectors and methods of fabricating same

A fuel injector for a gas turbine combustor includes a fuel conduit fitting and a nozzle having an inlet portion defining a mixing chamber therein. The inlet portion includes a plurality of circumferentially-spaced vanes that define a plurality of inlet flow paths within the mixing chamber. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180209651

Combustor with axially staged fuel injector assembly

A fuel injector assembly for a combustor including an axially staged fuel injector includes an injector body having an inner wall and a boss that is rigidly connected to the injector body the boss includes an inner wall. The inner wall of the boss and the inner wall of the injector body together define a flow passage of the fuel injector assembly. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180209647

Fuel nozzle assembly with fuel purge

A fuel nozzle assembly includes a flange body including a stem. The flange body defines a flow passage therethrough. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180209578

Systems and methods for mounting a rotatable machine

A mounting system includes a rotatable machine, a frame circumscribing the rotatable machine, and a plurality of mounting elements. Each mounting element of the plurality of mounting elements includes a pin member and a joint member. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180209479

Bearing

A bearing includes a bearing pad for supporting a rotary component and a housing attached to or formed integrally with the bearing pad. The housing includes a flexible column extending towards the bearing pad for providing the bearing pad with an airflow. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180209413

Hydraulic actuator with pressure-based piston position feedback

A hydraulic actuator includes a piston housing having a head end and a base end opposite the head end and a drive piston movable between a first piston position proximate to the head end and a second piston position proximate to the base end. The hydraulic actuator further includes a control valve positionable between a first control valve position, in which the control valve directs fluid into the base end, and a second control valve position, in which the control valve directs fluid into the head end. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180209401

Rotor blade assembly and a wind turbine having the rotor blade assembly

A rotor blade assembly for a wind turbine is presented. The rotor blade assembly includes a rotor blade having a surface, where the surface of the rotor blade includes an inclined groove. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180209399

Method and system for servicing wind turbine rotor

A system for enabling servicing of a rotor of a wind turbine has a rotor blade sling with at least one strap configured to be placed over the top of a rotor blade in a ten o'clock position or a two o'clock position. One or more rigid bars extend from the hub and out away from the hub, and the one or more rigid bars are coupled to the at least one strap. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180209398

Vortex generators for wind turbine rotor blades having noise-reducing features

The present disclosure is directed to vortex generators for wind turbine rotor blades having noise-reducing features. For example, the vortex generators are mounted within a laminar flow region on either the pressure side or the suction side of the rotor blade and have a base portion with at least one airflow modifying element extending therefrom. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180209340

Asymmetric inlet particle separator system

An asymmetric inlet particle separator system (aips) includes a bifurcated duct system that defines an inlet for receiving inlet air. The bifurcated duct system includes a core air channel and a scavenge air channel and is configured to separate the inlet air into core air and scavenge air. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180209336

Three spool gas turbine engine with interdigitated turbine section

The present disclosure is directed to a gas turbine engine defining a radial direction, a circumferential direction, an axial centerline along a longitudinal direction, and wherein the gas turbine engine defines an upstream end and a downstream end long the longitudinal direction. The gas turbine engine includes a turbine section including a low speed turbine rotor, a high speed turbine rotor, and an intermediate speed turbine rotor. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180209335

Interdigitated counter rotating turbine system and method of operation

The present disclosure is directed to a method of operating a gas turbine engine with an interdigitated turbine section. The engine includes a fan rotor, an intermediate pressure compressor, a high pressure compressor, a combustion section, and a turbine section in serial flow arrangement. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180209303

Alignment apparatus for coupling diaphragms of turbines

Various embodiments of the disclosure include an alignment apparatus for assembly alignment and load sharing. The alignment apparatus may include: an alignment pin including a first end and an opposing, second end, wherein the first end is configured to couple with a first hole in a first turbine nozzle diaphragm and the second end is configured to couple with a second hole in a second, adjacent turbine nozzle diaphragm. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180209300

Apparatus for supplying cooling air to a turbine

A turbine interstage structure for a gas turbine engine that includes a first stage disk and a second stage disk. A central plenum is defined by a an inner band for supporting nozzle vanes, a forward stator plate and an aft stator plate wherein the forward stator plate is spaced-apart from the aft stator plate, and an inner boundary. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180209299

Method and apparatus for supplying cooling air to a turbine

A gas turbine engine that includes a turbine interstage region. The turbine interstage region is configured to conduct bore bleed air outwardly. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180209295

Starter controller

Systems and methods for starting an engine on an aircraft are provided. One example aspect of the present disclosure is directed to a method for starting an engine using an integrated starter. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180209288

Braze system, brazed article, and method for forming a brazed article

A braze system is disclosed, including a first surface, a second surface, a gap disposed between the first surface and the second surface, a capillary matrix disposed in the gap, and a braze material disposed in contact with the capillary matrix. The capillary matrix includes a matrix structure forming a plurality of capillaries. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180209285

Component and method for forming a component

A component including a channel and an insert is provided. The channel is configured to extend through a wall thickness of the component from an inner surface of the component to an outer surface of the component. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180209284

Turbine engine inducer assembly

An apparatus and method for assembling an inducer assembly for inducing a rotation on an airflow passing within a turbine engine. The inducer assembly can provide a volume of fluid from a compressor section to a turbine section of the engine. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180209283

System and method for the hybrid construction of multi-piece parts

A multi-piece part includes multiple pieces fabricated via different types of fabrication processes, wherein the multiple parts are configured to be coupled to one another to form the assembly. At least one of the multiple parts is fabricated via an additive manufacturing method. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180209278

Cooling arrangements in turbine blades

A rotor blade (16) for a turbine of a gas turbine that includes an airfoil (25). The airfoil may have a leading edge, a trailing edge, an outboard tip, and an inboard end where the airfoil attaches to a root configured to couple the turbine blade to a rotor disc. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180209277

Investment casting core

An apparatus relating to engineering the geometry for a ball-chute support feature in an investment casting core. The investment casting core is for an airfoil region having at least one serpentine feature and at least one inlet feature coupled to the at least one serpentine feature by a ball-chute support feature. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180209274

Thermal isolation structure for rotating turbine frame

The present disclosure is directed to a gas turbine engine defining a radial direction, a circumferential direction, an axial centerline along a longitudinal direction, and wherein the gas turbine engine defines an upstream end and a downstream end along the longitudinal direction. The gas turbine engine includes a first turbine rotor comprising an inner shroud, an outer shroud outward of the inner shroud in the radial direction, at least one connecting airfoil coupling the inner shroud and the outer shroud at least partially along the radial direction, and an outer band outward of the outer shroud in the radial direction and extended at least partially in the circumferential direction, and a plurality of connecting members couples the outer shroud and the outer band.. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180209273

Rotor thrust balanced turbine engine

The present disclosure is directed to a rotor thrust balanced turbine engine that may increase engine performance and efficiency while managing thrust mismatch or imbalance in a low pressure (lp) spool between a fan assembly and a turbine rotor assembly. The gas turbine engine defines a radial direction, a longitudinal direction, and a circumferential direction, an upstream end and a downstream end along the longitudinal direction, and an axial centerline extended along the longitudinal direction. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180209045

Aluminide coating system and processes for forming an aluminide coating system

A process for forming an aluminide coating system on a substrate. The process includes preparing a slurry including, by weight, about 35 to about 65% of an aluminum donor powder, the aluminum donor material comprising at least 35% aluminum, about 1 to about 25% of a binder, and balance essentially carrier. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180208297

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 fuselage at the aft end of the fuselage. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180207889

Material extraction tool

Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a material extraction tool, including: a body shaped to sealingly engage an aperture in a component, the aperture defining a fluid connection between a hollow interior of the component and an exterior of the component; a first passage within the body, the first passage fluidly connecting the hollow interior of the component to an air conduit outside the body, the air conduit fluidly coupled to a compressed air supply; and a second passage within the body, the second passage fluidly connecting the hollow interior of the component to an extraction conduit outside the body, the extraction conduit fluidly coupled to a material repository positioned outside the hollow interior of the component.. . ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180207837

Liquid infusion molded ceramic matrix composites and methods of forming the same

Methods for preparing ceramic products using liquid infusion technology and products formed from the same are provided. The methods and products include the incorporation of a particulate material and binder between ceramic fibers such that the fibers may be properly spaced during formation of the ceramic product. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180207750

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

An additive manufacturing system includes a plurality of laser devices, a plurality of first scanning devices, and an optical system. The optical system includes an optical detector and a second scanning device. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180207570

Fabric filters for filtration system and method

A fabric filter including a hollow elongated upper section having a fabric sleeve with a cross sectional shape which is circular, oval or rectangular; a hollow elongated lower section including a fabric sleeve having pleats extending along a length of the lower section and a bottom of the lower section is covered, wherein an internal cross sectional area of the lower section is smaller than an internal cross sectional area of the upper section, wherein while joined the upper section and the lower section define a chamber within the fabric sleeves extending the lengths of the upper section and the lower section and the chamber is open at an upper end of the upper section.. . ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180207553

Vacuuming apparatus

The present invention provides a vacuuming apparatus for removing bubbles from an oil immersed device containing components immersed in insulating oil. The vacuuming apparatus comprises: a supporting mechanism for supporting the oil immersed device; a swinging mechanism for swinging the supporting mechanism and the oil immersed device supported thereby; and a vacuuming mechanism for vacuuming the oil immersed device.. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180207550

Apparatus and method for gravity separation and oil and gas production system

An apparatus for gravity separation, including: an inlet for receiving a separation stream; a separating section in communication with the inlet, for separating the separation stream and providing a first product stream and a second product stream, and including: a first separating junction including a first input conduit, a first output conduit and a second output conduit, a second separating junction in communication with the first output conduit and including a third output conduit and a fourth output conduit, and a third separating junction in communication with the second output conduit and including a fifth output conduit and a sixth output conduit; a first outlet for outputting the first product stream; and a second outlet for outputting the second product stream. A method for gravity separation, and an oil and gas production system and method including the apparatus and method.. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180206825

Method and system for ultrasound data processing

Methods and systems for ultrasound data processing are provided. One method includes acquiring channel ultrasound data from a plurality of channel connected to a plurality of elements of an ultrasound probe and storing the channel ultrasound data from the plurality of channels. ... General Electric Company

07/26/18 / #20180206797

Methods and systems for patient monitoring

Systems and methods are provided for false alarm suppression in patient monitoring systems. In one embodiment, a method comprises inputting each electronic signal of a plurality of electronic signals into a corresponding predictor cloud of a plurality of predictor clouds, each predictor cloud comprising a long short-term memory neural network and a recurrent neural network, and responsive to an alarm generated based on at least one of the plurality of electronic signals, suppressing the alarm responsive to outputs of the plurality of predictor clouds indicating the alarm is false. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180205650

Data communication system and method

. . A controller in a vehicle consist is configured to receive data of measured brake system characteristics of a first vehicle of the consist and one or more remote vehicles of the consist. The controller is configured to communicate with the remote vehicles for coordinated travel along a route based on the received data. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180205335

Switching strategy for increased efficiency of power converters

Systems and methods for operating a power converter are provided. A dc to ac converter can include an inner converter and an outer converter. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180205334

Rotating switching strategy for power converters

Systems and methods for operating a power converter with a plurality of inverter blocks with silicon carbide mosfets are provided. A dc to ac converter can include a plurality of inverter blocks. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180205326

Current reduction system for inverters connected to a common bus

The systems and methods described herein relate to electrical circuits. A system (e.g., inverter current system) is provided. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180205240

Systems and methods for charging and discharging active power link modules in direct current power systems

A modular power converter system includes a plurality of active power link modules (aplms) coupled to each other, each aplm having a plurality of switching devices including first and second switching devices coupled to each other, and at least one first-type energy storage device (esd) coupled in parallel with both of the first and second switching devices, the first-type esd configured to induce a first direct current (dc) voltage. The system also includes a plurality of relays coupled to the first-type esd, and a charge controller coupled to at least one aplm of the plurality of aplms and coupled to at least one of an electrical power source and a discharge circuit. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180204095

Systems and methods to evaluate and reduce outages in power plants

Systems and methods to evaluate and reduce outages in a power plant including components and at least one sensor. The process of evaluating and reducing outages in a power plant comprises acquiring analytical data for a power plant and its components, acquiring failure modes regarding power plants, identifying and categorizing the acquired failure modes in association with the components of the power plant at various levels, evaluating and ranking the significance of each of the identified failure modes based on the analytical data, evaluating and ranking the analytical coverages of the identified failure modes based on the analytical data, and ranking and evaluating the components based on the significance and the analytical coverages of their associated failure modes. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180203459

Route examination system and method

A route examination system includes a thermographic camera configured to be logically or mechanically coupled with a vehicle that travels along a route. The thermographic camera is also configured to sense infrared radiation emitted or reflected from the route and to generate a sensed thermal signature representative of the infrared radiation that is sensed. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180203140

Methods and systems for adaptive scatter estimation

Methods and systems are provided for scatter correction in positron emission tomography (pet) imaging. In one embodiment, a method comprises performing an emission scan to acquire emission data, identifying outliers in a tail region of the emission data, discarding a portion of the outliers from the emission data, calculating a linear fit to remaining emission data in the tail region, and correcting the emission data based on the linear fit. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180203136

Low noise imaging detector and a method for manufacturing the same

An imaging detector, an imaging system having the imaging detector, and a method for manufacturing the imaging detector are disclosed. The imaging detector includes a substrate, a plurality of thin film transistors (tfts) disposed on the substrate, a data line disposed on the substrate electrically coupled to at least two tfts of the plurality of tfts, a pixelated bottom electrode disposed on the substrate and laterally offset from the data line, a continuous organic photodiode layer, and a continuous top electrode layer overlaid on the continuous organic photodiode layer. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180202977

Method and system for inspecting a rail profile using phased array technology

A method and system for inspecting a rail profile include using ultrasonic phased arrays. Determined anomalies, such as material flaws like volumetric defects and cracks, in a fluid-immersed rail profile are detected by employing one or more phased array probes located proximate the rail profile. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180202799

Methods of forming a passive strain indicator on a preexisting component

A method of forming a passive strain indicator on a preexisting component includes directly depositing a plurality of fiducial markers on a portion of the outer surface of the preexisting component, the fiducial markers including a material that is compatible with the material of the outer surface. A method of evaluating a component includes initially scanning a plurality of fiducial markers on a portion of an outer surface of the component, subjecting the component to at least one duty cycle, subsequently scanning the plurality of fiducial markers after the at least one duty cycle, measuring a displacement of the plurality of fiducial markers by comparing the subsequent scan to the initial scan, and determining a remaining usable life of the component by looking up in a database a predetermined value of the remaining usable life of the component corresponding to the measured displacement of the plurality of fiducial markers.. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180202664

Tool for repairing out-of-round component

A tool for repairing an out-of-round component such as a combustor body is disclosed. The tool includes a base including a first arcuate member; a second arcuate member; and a linear actuator coupling the second arcuate member to the base. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180202663

Gas turbine fuel injectors and processes

A process includes manufacturing a gas turbine fuel injector body having a stub flange extending radially outward about a circumference of the gas turbine fuel injector body. The stub flange is sized to engage a stepped ledge along a central opening of a mounting flange. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180202659

Combustor heat shield sealing

Combustor assemblies for gas turbine engines are provided. For example, a combustor assembly comprises a combustor dome, a first heat shield having an edge, a second heat shield having an edge, and a seal extending from the edge of the first heat shield to the edge of the second heat shield such that the seal spans a gap between the first heat shield and the second heat shield. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180202649

System, method and apparatus for solid fuel ignition

An ignition system includes a pulverized fuel pipe receiving a mixture of pulverized fuel and primary air for injection into a combustion chamber for combustion, and an igniter received within the pulverized fuel pipe for igniting the mixture. The igniter is axially movable within the pulverized fuel pipe.. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180202536

Apparatus for a gearbox with multiple scavenge ports

A gearbox includes a gearbox housing, at least one gear, and a plurality of scavenge ports. The gearbox housing has a top portion, two horizontal portions, and a bottom portion opposite the top portion. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180202475

Hydraulic actuator with mechanical piston position feedback

A hydraulic actuator for a downhole pump system includes a piston housing having a head end and a base end. A drive piston is movable within the piston housing between a first piston position proximate to the head end and a second piston position proximate to the base end. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180202460

Turbofan case for controlling blade deflection

A containment structure configured to provide close tolerance for a rotation structure. The containment structure includes an annular inner casing having an inner annular surface being formed of an abradable material. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180202431

Two-stage reciprocating compressor optimization control system

According to some embodiments, system and methods are provided, comprising providing a dual-mode model for a reciprocating compressor, wherein the model includes a measurement mode and a tuning mode; receiving one or more inputs to the model from an operating reciprocating compressor; and in response to receipt of the one or more inputs, executing the model in at least one of the measurement mode and the tuning mode, wherein: in a measurement mode, execution of the model further comprises calculating an actual flow rate of gas in the compressor based on the one or more inputs; and in a tuning mode, execution of the model further comprises calculating one of an unloader setting and a speed set point of a physical element of the compressor for a given flow rate of gas. Numerous other aspects are provided.. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180202360

Rotor shaft cooling

A gas turbine casing with an internal heat exchange system. The gas turbine extends between an inlet section and an exhaust section and defines a downstream direction from the inlet section to the exhaust section. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180202319

Diffuser for a turbine engine and method of forming same

A diffuser for a turbine engine includes a first wall that extends circumferentially about a centerline axis of the turbine engine. The diffuser also includes a second wall that extends circumferentially about the centerline axis. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180202316

Borescope vacuum retrieval system

The present application provides a borescope vacuum retrieval system for foreign objects. The borescope vacuum retrieval system may include a compressed air driven ejector vacuum system and a borescope in communication with the compressed air driven ejector vacuum system.. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180202312

Communicating signal between rotating antenna and plurality of stationary antennae based on displacement

Methods and systems for communicating a signal between a rotating antenna and a plurality of stationary antennae based on an axial displacement of the rotating antenna are provided. In one example, the method can include obtaining one or more measurements of an axial displacement of the rotating antenna from one or more axial displacement sensors. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180202298

Z-notch shape for a turbine blade tip shroud

A turbine blade includes an airfoil having a tip shroud. The tip shroud has an edge, and the edge has a profile substantially in accordance with values of x and y in a cartesian coordinate system set forth in table 1 at points 1-30. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180202293

Turbine component having multiple controlled metallic grain orientations, apparatus and manufacturing method thereof

The present disclosure generally relates to turbine engine components having multiple controlled metallic grain orientations. In general, the primary grain orientation is aligned substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the turbine engine component while the secondary grain orientation is aligned substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180202241

Sensorless manifold assembly with pressure-based reversing fluid circuit

A downhole manifold assembly includes a manifold body defining a longitudinal axis and having a first end face, a second end face, and an outer surface extending therebetween. A fluid circuit is defined in the manifold body and includes a plurality of axially extending fluid passages and a plurality of radially extending fluid passages. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180201894

Heatseal sampling

The present invention provides a device and method for sampling from a cell culture bioreactor. The invention is useful where it is required to determine the cell count, provide a sample for off-line analyses or remove a sample while at the same time retain sterility of the sample for quality control (qc) assessment. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180201852

System and method for chemical looping

A method for chemical looping includes the steps of circulating a first oxygen carrier between a first oxidizer and a first reducer, circulating a second oxygen carrier between a second oxidizer and a second reducer, transporting a first gas stream produced via a reduction reaction in the first reducer from the first reducer to the second reducer, within the second reducer, capturing a gas species from the first gas stream, and recycling the gas species to the first reducer.. . ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180201851

System and method for chemical looping

A method for chemical looping includes the steps of introducing a fuel and an oxygen carrier to a reducer, wherein in the reducer the fuel reacts with the oxygen carrier to produce a gas containing a sulfur-containing species, within the reducer, capturing the sulfur-containing species with the oxygen carrier, transporting the oxygen carrier with the sulfur-containing species to an oxidizer, within the oxidizer, releasing the sulfur-containing species via an oxidation reaction, within the oxidizer, recapturing the sulfur-containing species with the oxygen carrier, and transporting the oxygen carrier with the sulfur-containing species back to the reducer. The oxygen carrier is a blend comprising at least one metal oxide and at least one calcium-containing species.. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180201544

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

07/19/18 / #20180201285

Vehicle control system and method for implementing safety procedure

A system includes a safety mode activation device disposed onboard a vehicle system and operatively connected to a controller of the vehicle system. The safety mode activation device is configured to receive a status signal indicating a presence of one or more of an operator or an active work marker in a location proximate to the vehicle system. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180201264

Vehicle handling system and method

A method and system include a vehicle system including a plurality of vehicles. The system includes a handling unit comprising a communication device and a controller. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180200967

Method and tooling for forming a flange of a composite component

A tooling assembly and method for forming a flange of a composite component is provided. The tooling assembly includes a mold configured to receive a composite material. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180200964

Method and apparatus for continuously refreshing a recoater blade for additive manufacturing

The present disclosure generally relates to additive manufacturing systems and methods involving a mechanism for feeding in a desired amount of fresh recoater blade. This can be accomplished by, for example, spooling the fresh blade material from a spool. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180200963

Systems and methods for additive manufacturing rotating build platforms

An additive manufacturing system is configured to manufacture a component. The additive manufacturing system includes a laser device, a build platform, a first scanning device, and an air knife. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180200962

Additive manufacturing using a dynamically grown build envelope

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

07/19/18 / #20180200817

Method of brazing and brazed article

A method of brazing includes placing a non-foam matrix in a gap and applying a molten braze material to the gap such that the molten braze material flows into the gap and through the non-foam matrix by capillary action to fill the gap and cools to form a solid braze in the gap. A brazed article includes at least one component defining a gap, a non-foam matrix in the gap and a solid braze interspersed through the non-foam matrix. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180200806

Portable jig and fixture for precision machining

A portable jig and fixture having at least one base plate, a column assembly removably coupled to the at least one base plate, a slide assembly removably coupled to the column assembly, a power feed head removably coupled to the slide assembly, and a spindle unit removably coupled with the slide assembly having a motor removably engaged it. At least one cutter assembly is removably engaged with the spindle unit and at least one drill jig is also removably engaged with the spindle unit. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180200800

Thermal expansion fit build plate for additive manufacturing

This disclosure provides systems, methods, and tooling for additive manufacturing on a build surface of a pre-existing component. An additive manufacturing tool successively positions layers of powdered materials and selectively fuses the layers of powdered materials to create an additive component on the build surface of the pre-existing component. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180200794

Method and apparatus for optical detection of keyholing and overmelts

Some aspects of the present disclosure provide a method of detecting defects in a continuous build process. The method includes applying a layer of powder to a build surface. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180200793

Large scale additive machine

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

07/19/18 / #20180200792

Additive manufacturing using a mobile build volume

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

07/19/18 / #20180200791

Dynamically damped recoater

The present disclosure generally relates to additive manufacturing systems and methods involving a recoater blade to smooth out deposited powder, such that the system can sense forces on the blade and allow vertical and horizontal displacement of the blade in response to those forces. The system can change how the blade responds to those forces, for instance the blade may respond by displacing quickly and easily away from the force (a “soft” recoater), or it may resist the force (a “stiff” recoater). ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180200790

Cooling structures for additive manufacturing

This disclosure provides systems and tooling for cooling components during additive manufacturing. A build plate supports layers of powdered materials as they are positioned and selectively fused to create the component. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180199895

System and method for predicting an excitation pattern of a deep brain stimulation

A system and method for analyzing bioelectrical signals generated during a deep brain stimulation (dbs) includes an apparatus having a housing having a signal input and a signal output and an electrical circuit disposed within the housing and electrically coupled between the signal input and the signal output. The electrical circuit is configured to receive bioelectrical signals corresponding to a cyclic excitation signal transmitted by a pulse generator during a dbs and generate an output signal comprising a series of timing pulses, wherein each timing pulse simulates an envelope of the cyclic excitation signal. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180199892

System and method for predicting an excitation pattern of a deep brain stimulation

A system and method for predicting an excitation pattern of a deep brain stimulation (dbs) from monitored bioelectrical signals includes an apparatus having a housing having a signal input and a signal output and an electrical circuit disposed within the housing. The electrical circuit is electrically coupled between the signal input and the signal output and is configured to receive bioelectrical signals corresponding to an excitation signal transmitted by a pulse generator during a dbs. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180199869

Pulse oximetry sensors and methods

Methods and systems are provided for a nasal pulse oximetry probe configured to measure blood originating from the internal carotid artery. One example system includes a light emitter and a light detector coupled to a substrate and an attachment mechanism configured to couple the nasal pulse oximetry probe to a nose of a patient, the light emitter and light detector positioned on opposite sides of the nose at the root of the nasal bridge.. ... General Electric Company

07/19/18 / #20180199731

Mattress with embedded head support for infants

A mattress for supporting a head and body of a patient is disclosed. The mattress includes an integrated deformable head support that can be molded into a desired shape to support the head of the infant. ... General Electric Company

07/12/18 / #20180198795

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

07/12/18 / #20180198394

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

07/12/18 / #20180198393

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

07/12/18 / #20180198392

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

07/12/18 / #20180198376

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

07/12/18 / #20180198143

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

07/12/18 / #20180197676

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

07/12/18 / #20180197669

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

07/12/18 / #20180197656

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

07/12/18 / #20180197317

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

07/12/18 / #20180197314

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

07/12/18 / #20180197288

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

07/12/18 / #20180196894

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

07/12/18 / #20180196892

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