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US10888299B2
Method and apparatus for x-ray imaging and gain calibration of detector and detector bracket
Publication/Patent Number: US10888299B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-12 Application Number: 15/360,622 Filing Date: 2016-11-23 Inventor: Chen, Peijun   Zhao, Wei   Tan, Yongtao   Saunders, Rowland   Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY   IPC: A61B6/00 Abstract: The present invention provides an X-ray detection device and an apparatus and method for calibrating an X-ray detector, the method for calibrating an X-ray detector comprising: retrieving a calibration parameter stored in the X-ray detector relative to the X-ray detector; and calibrating the X-ray detector according to the calibration parameter.
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US2021003020A1
ENGINE COMPONENT WITH SET OF COOLING HOLES
Publication/Patent Number: US2021003020A1 Publication Date: 2021-01-07 Application Number: 17/029,807 Filing Date: 2020-09-23 Inventor: Garay, Gregory Terrence   Pang, Tingfan   Gabregiorgish, Helen Ogbazion   Webster, Zachary Daniel   Brassfield, Steven Robert   Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY   IPC: F01D5/18 Abstract: An apparatus and method an engine component for a turbine engine comprising an outer wall bounding an interior and defining a pressure side and an opposing suction side, with both sides 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, at least one cooling passage located within the interior, a set of cooling holes having an inlet fluidly coupled to the cooling passage, an outlet located on one of the pressure side or suction side, with a connecting passage fluidly coupling the inlet to the outlet.
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US10881353B2
Machine-guided imaging techniques
Publication/Patent Number: US10881353B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-05 Application Number: 16/430,160 Filing Date: 2019-06-03 Inventor: Shoudy, David Andrew   Tkaczyk, John Eric   Wang, Xin   Chan, Heather   Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY   IPC: G06K9/00 Abstract: A method includes generating a three-dimensional (3D) surface map associated with a patient from a patient sensor, generating a 3D patient space from the 3D surface map associated with the patient, determining a current pose associated with the patient based on the 3D surface map associated with the patient, comparing the current pose with a desired pose associated with the patient with respect to an imaging system, determining a recommended movement based on the comparison between the current pose and the desired pose, and providing an indication of the recommended movement. The desired pose facilitates imaging of an anatomical feature of the patient by the imaging system and the recommended movement may reposition the patient in the desired pose.
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US2021003281A1
COMBUSTOR LINER FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE AND AN ASSOCIATED METHOD THEREOF
Publication/Patent Number: US2021003281A1 Publication Date: 2021-01-07 Application Number: 17/029,587 Filing Date: 2020-09-23 Inventor: Amble, Mayank Krisna   Vukanti, Perumallu   Vise, Steven Clayton   Benjamin, Michael Anthony   Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY   IPC: F23R3/06 Abstract: A method for regulating jet wakes in a combustor including: directing compressed fluid into a passageway between a casing and a combustor liner; directing a combustion gas along a combustion zone; discharging a first portion of compressed fluid from the passageway into the combustion zone via a first through-hole which is disposed on a section of a combustor panel in a first circumferential row; and discharging a second portion of the compressed fluid from the passageway into the combustion zone via second through-holes, wherein the second through-holes are disposed on a section of the panel, spaced apart axially and circumferentially, and adjacent to the first through-hole, wherein the second through-holes include a first set of through-holes and a second set of through-holes, the first set of through-holes in a second row and the second set of through-holes in a third row, wherein the second and third rows extend circumferentially.
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US10884396B2
Sensor based smart segmentation
Publication/Patent Number: US10884396B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-05 Application Number: 16/287,192 Filing Date: 2019-02-27 Inventor: Roychowdhury, Subhrajit   Gupta, Vipul Kumar   Rausch, Randal T   Gambone, Justin John   Ping, Xiaohu   Chen, Alexander   Hershey, John Erik   Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY   IPC: G06T19/00 Abstract: According to some embodiments, system and methods are provided comprising receiving, via a communication interface of a platform comprising a segmentation module and a processor, a defined geometry for one or more geometric structures forming one or more parts, wherein the parts are manufactured with an additive manufacturing machine; generating a build file including an initial parameter set to fabricate each part; fabricating the part based on the build file; receiving sensor data for the fabricated part; generating a parameter set for each layer that forms the part, via execution of an iterative learning control process for each layer; generating raw power data for each layer that forms the part, using the processor, based on the generated parameter set; applying a noise reduction process to the raw power data; and generating a segmented build file, using the segmentation module, via application of the noise reduction process on the raw power data. Numerous other aspects are provided.
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US10890082B2
Aspirating face seal tooth configuration
Publication/Patent Number: US10890082B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-12 Application Number: 16/098,561 Filing Date: 2017-04-28 Inventor: Hardikar, Narendra Anand   Gibson, Nathan Evan Mccurdy   Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY   IPC: F16J15/34 Abstract: An aspirating face seal between high and low pressure regions of a turbomachine at a juncture between rotatable and non-rotatable members of turbomachine includes gas bearing rotatable and non-rotatable face surfaces. A starter seal tooth and optional deflector seal tooth are mounted on a seal teeth carrier on the rotatable member. The primary seal tooth and non-rotatable face surface are mounted on an annular slider on the non-rotatable member. A pull-off biasing means urges the annular slider away from the rotatable member and the non-rotatable face surface away from the rotatable surface. A secondary seal is in sealing engagement with the annular slider in the low-pressure region and the pull-off biasing means is located radially outwardly of the annular slider in the high pressure region.
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US10890329B2
Fuel injector assembly for gas turbine engine
Publication/Patent Number: US10890329B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-12 Application Number: 15/909,211 Filing Date: 2018-03-01 Inventor: Boardman, Gregory Allen   Naik, Pradeep   Foster, Jacob   Sanjay, Kediya Vishal   Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY   IPC: F23R3/28 Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a fuel injector including a centerbody defining an air inlet opening defined substantially radially through the centerbody; an outer sleeve surrounding the centerbody, and an end wall coupled to the centerbody and the outer sleeve. The outer sleeve defines a radially oriented first air inlet port defined radially outward of the air inlet opening at the centerbody. A mixing passage is defined between the outer sleeve and the centerbody. A first fuel injection port is defined substantially axially through the end wall to the mixing passage. The first fuel injection port defines a first fuel injection opening at the mixing passage between the first air inlet port at the outer sleeve and the air inlet opening at the centerbody.
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US10884394B2
Additive manufacturing machine calibration based on a test-page based object
Publication/Patent Number: US10884394B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-05 Application Number: 16/127,545 Filing Date: 2018-09-11 Inventor: Roychowdhury, Subhrajit   Spears, Thomas   Gambone, Jr. Justin   Shi, Ruijie   Iyer, Naresh   Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY   IPC: G05B19/4099 Abstract: A method of calibrating an additive manufacturing machine includes obtaining a model for the additive manufacturing machine, obtaining a baseline sensor data set for a particular additive manufacturing machine, creating a machine-specific nominal fingerprint for the particular additive manufacturing machine with controllable variation for one or more process inputs, producing on the particular additive manufacturing machine a test-page based object, obtaining a current sensor data set of the test-page based object on the particular additive manufacturing machine, estimating a scaling factor or a bias for each of the one or more process inputs from the current data set, and updating a calibration file for the particular additive machine if the estimated scaling error or bias are greater than a respective predetermined tolerance. A system for implementing the method and a non-transitory computer-readable medium are also disclosed.
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US10890327B2
Liner of a gas turbine engine combustor including dilution holes with airflow features
Publication/Patent Number: US10890327B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-12 Application Number: 15/896,223 Filing Date: 2018-02-14 Inventor: Gandikota, Gurunath   Nath, Hiranya Kumar   Rao, Arvind Kumar   Vise, Steven Clayton   Vukanti, Perumallu   Amble, Mayank Krisna   Cooper, Clayton Stuart   Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY   IPC: F23R3/00 Abstract: A gas turbine engine combustor includes a liner defining at least in part a combustion chamber, a first side exposed to the combustion chamber, a second side opposite the first side, and a dilution hole extending from the second side to the first side. The liner includes an airflow feature on the first side of the liner adjacent to the dilution hole and extending into the combustion chamber to increase a cooling of the liner.
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US10881381B2
Ultrasonic diagnostic system
Publication/Patent Number: US10881381B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-05 Application Number: 15/851,072 Filing Date: 2017-12-21 Inventor: Nagai, Saika   Beh, Teck Chuan   Kamiyama, Naohisa   Assignee: General Electric Company   IPC: A61B8/08 Abstract: 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.
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US10881314B2
Common display unit for a plurality of cableless medical sensors
Publication/Patent Number: US10881314B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-05 Application Number: 14/586,393 Filing Date: 2014-12-30 Inventor: Muuranto, Erno Petteri   Kall, Magnus   Ikonen, Emma Elina   Karru, Kristian Matti   Pekander, Otto Valtteri   Vartiovaara, Ville Petteri   Ekman, Henrik   Assignee: General Electric Company   IPC: A61B5/05 Abstract: A wireless patient monitor comprises a generic activator module having a universal connection port that connects with any one of multiple sensor devices, a battery, and a radio transmitter wirelessly connected to a host device. The generic activator module connects to any one of multiple sensor devices via the universal connection port to provide power from the battery to the sensor device and to receive digital physiological data from the sensor device. The radio transmitter transmits the digital physiological data received from the sensor device to a host device.
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US2021003117A1
Journal Bearing Housing and Shaft for a Wind Turbine Drivetrain Having Corresponding Deformation
Publication/Patent Number: US2021003117A1 Publication Date: 2021-01-07 Application Number: 16/460,493 Filing Date: 2019-07-02 Inventor: Nies, Jacob Johannes   Assignee: General Electric Company   IPC: F03D80/70 Abstract: A bearing assembly for a drivetrain of a wind turbine includes at least one shaft having a circumferential outer surface. The bearing assembly also includes a bearing housing arranged circumferentially around the circumferential outer surface of the shaft. The bearing housing having at least deformation such that the bearing housing and the shaft have a corresponding deformation around a toroidal axis such that interfacing surfaces of the bearing housing and the shaft flex together and remain parallel during operation of the drivetrain, thereby distributing operational loads of the drivetrain. The bearing assembly further includes a bearing housed at least partially within the bearing housing and engaging the circumferential outer surface of the shaft.
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US10886726B2
Control method for protecting transformers
Publication/Patent Number: US10886726B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-05 Application Number: 15/705,411 Filing Date: 2017-09-15 Inventor: Holliday, Cornelius Edward   Dange, Devendra S.   Benchaita, Lahlali   Assignee: General Electric Company   IPC: H02H7/04 Abstract: A method for controlling a transformer includes specifying, in one or more control devices, an initial operating limit (e.g. an initial current limit or an initial temperature limit) for one or more windings of the transformer. Further, the method includes monitoring, via one or more sensors, at least one electrical condition of the one or more windings of the transformer (e.g. current or voltage). The method also includes receiving, by the one or more control devices, a signal indicative of the at least one electrical condition of the one or more windings of the transformer. As such, the method further includes adjusting, by the one or more control devices, the initial operating limit based at least in part on the at least one electrical condition of the one or more windings of the transformer.
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US10885689B2
System and method for augmented reality overlay
Publication/Patent Number: US10885689B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-05 Application Number: 16/029,143 Filing Date: 2018-07-06 Inventor: Seely, William Forrester   Brooksby, Glen William   Kolvick, Sandra Beverly   Assignee: General Electric Company   IPC: G06T11/00 Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a system that includes a processor configured to execute an augmented reality (AR) translator and visualizer system. The AR translator and visualizer system is configured to receive a language file that includes content, determine a background in the language file, remove the background, and retrieve the content from the language file. Moreover, the AR translator and visualizer system is configured to overlay the content onto a real world view via a display to form AR content that includes the content merged with the real world view. Furthermore the AR translator and visualizer system is configured to cause the system to display the real world view overlaid with the content via the display.
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EP2162934B1
ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE AND CELL CONFIGURATION THEREFOR
Publication/Patent Number: EP2162934B1 Publication Date: 2021-01-06 Application Number: 08747755.0 Filing Date: 2008-05-07 Inventor: Iacovangelo, Charles Dominic   Bogdan, David Charles   Hart, Richard Louis   Shapiro, Andrew Philip   Tysoe, Steven Alfred   Vallance, Michael Alan   Zappi, Guillermo Daniel   Assignee: General Electric Company   IPC: H01M10/39
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EP3760887A1
JOURNAL BEARING HOUSING AND SHAFT FOR A WIND TURBINE DRIVETRAIN HAVING CORRESPONDING DEFORMATION
Publication/Patent Number: EP3760887A1 Publication Date: 2021-01-06 Application Number: 20183761.4 Filing Date: 2020-07-02 Inventor: Nies, Jacob Johannes   Assignee: General Electric Company   IPC: F16C27/02 Abstract: A bearing assembly for a drivetrain of a wind turbine includes at least one shaft having a circumferential outer surface. The bearing assembly also includes a bearing housing arranged circumferentially around the circumferential outer surface of the shaft. The bearing housing having at least deformation such that the bearing housing and the shaft have a corresponding deformation around a toroidal axis such that interfacing surfaces of the bearing housing and the shaft flex together and remain parallel during operation of the drivetrain, thereby distributing operational loads of the drivetrain. The bearing assembly further includes a bearing housed at least partially within the bearing housing and engaging the circumferential outer surface of the shaft.
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US2021003034A1
EXTERNALLY PRESSURIZED FLUID-FILM BEARING SYSTEM INCLUDING HERMETIC FLUID DAMPER WITH PASS-THROUGH CHANNELS
Publication/Patent Number: US2021003034A1 Publication Date: 2021-01-07 Application Number: 16/504,242 Filing Date: 2019-07-06 Inventor: Ertas, Bugra Han   Assignee: General Electric Company   IPC: F01D25/22 Abstract: A bearing system including a frequency independent damper assembly and a bearing pad assembly. The damper assembly includes a housing, a plunger, a moving central post and a support spring. The plunger is movable within a housing to define a first primary damper cavity and a second primary damper cavity. The moving central post has defined therein a fluid channel for a pressurized working fluid flow. The support spring includes a plurality of flexible elements coupled to the housing and disposed radially outward of the first and second primary damper cavities. The support spring defines first and second accumulator cavity. A flow-through channel couples the first accumulator cavity to the second accumulator cavity. In an embodiment, the flow-through channel may be disposed within the moving central post. The bearing pad assembly includes a bearing pad including a plurality of bearing pad orifices coupled to the fluid channel in the moving central post.
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US10884124B2
Method and ultrasound imaging system for adjusting a value of an ultrasound parameter
Publication/Patent Number: US10884124B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-05 Application Number: 16/230,211 Filing Date: 2018-12-21 Inventor: Aase, Svein Arne   Assignee: General Electric Company   IPC: G06F3/0488 Abstract: An ultrasound imaging system and method includes acquiring an image with an ultrasound probe, displaying the image on a touch screen, and detecting a first touch gesture inputted via the touch screen. The ultrasound imaging system and method includes selecting a region of the image based on the first touch gesture, detecting a second touch gesture inputted via the touch screen, and adjusting a value of an ultrasound parameter for the region of the image based on the second touch gesture.
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US10881362B2
Systems for laser alignment
Publication/Patent Number: US10881362B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-05 Application Number: 16/197,205 Filing Date: 2018-11-20 Inventor: Nayak, K Vishwanath   Raiker, Saiesh   Dangashiya, Dhaval Pravinbhai   Assignee: General Electric Company   IPC: A61B6/03 Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for laser alignment systems, particularly laser alignment systems of medical imaging systems. In one example, a medical imaging system comprises: a gantry; and a laser mount including: a first section fixedly coupled to the gantry; a second section seated within the first section and slideable within the first section; and a third section seated within the second section and rotatable within the second section, the third section adapted to house a laser radiation source.
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US2021002688A1
ASSESSMENT OF MICRO-ORGANISM PRESENCE
Publication/Patent Number: US2021002688A1 Publication Date: 2021-01-07 Application Number: 16/459,336 Filing Date: 2019-07-01 Inventor: Corwin, Alex David   Kvam, Erik Leeming   Surrette, Christine Lynne   Scherer, Brian Joseph   Kuo, Pei-hsin   Lenigk, Ralf   Assignee: General Electric Company   IPC: C12Q1/04 Abstract: The present disclosure relates to approaches for assessing a sample or the presence of microorganisms. The sample, in certain implementations may be assessed for one or both of absence of microorganisms (sterility) and/or for concentration of said organisms (bio-burden). sample partition device may be employed that partitions the sample input volume into multiple discrete measurement zones with little or no loss of sample (e.g., zero-loss) and with little operator involvement, thereby reducing operator- and environment-based false positives.