General Electric Patent Applications

SAMPLE COLLECTION AND TRANSFER DEVICE

Granted: July 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170203292
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. The device further comprises an interface assembly…

COMPOUNDS AND METHODS FOR INHIBITING CORROSION IN HYDROCARBON PROCESSING UNITS

Granted: July 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170204339
Treatment compositions for neutralizing acidic species and reducing hydrochloride and amine salts in a fluid hydrocarbon stream are disclosed. The treatment compositions may comprise at least one amine with a salt precipitation potential index of equal to or less than about 1.0. Methods for neutralizing acidic species and reducing deposits of hydrochloride and amine salts in a hydrocarbon refining process are also disclosed. The methods may comprise providing a fluid hydrocarbon stream…

METHOD FOR REPAIRING TURBINE COMPONENTS

Granted: July 13, 2017
Application Number: 20170197282
A method is disclosed for repairing a precision casted turbine blade having a squealer and at least one letterbox which was closed by brazing during new-part manufacturing, wherein the letterbox area was damaged during operation in the first life cycle of the blade.

WATER DESALINATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FAST COOLING SALINE WATER USING TURBINES

Granted: July 6, 2017
Application Number: 20170190597
A desalinating system and method is disclosed. The desalination system comprises using a turbo freeze or fast-cooling process to freeze saline water droplets and separate salt crystals from pure water crystals, wherein said system provides for simultaneous injection of saline water droplets and a chilled refrigerant into a freezing chamber at a slip velocity sufficient to reduce the size of the saline water droplets to an optimal diameter.

BURNER FOR A CAN COMBUSTOR

Granted: July 6, 2017
Application Number: 20170191665
A burner for a combustion chamber of a gas turbine with a mixing and injection device, which includes a limiting wall that defines a gas-flow channel and at least two streamlined bodies. Each streamlined body extends in a first transverse direction into the gas-flow channel, and has two lateral surfaces that are arranged essentially parallel to the main-flow direction. The lateral surfaces are joined to one another at their upstream and downstream sides to form leading and trailing edges…

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HEAT MANAGEMENT IN A MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING SYSTEM

Granted: July 6, 2017
Application Number: 20170192067
A radio frequency coil includes a body having an inner wall and an outer wall opposite the inner wall. The body is configured to fit over an imaging bore of a magnetic resonance imaging system such that the inner wall is closer to the imaging bore than the outer wall. The body may have a cooling duct embedded in the body between the inner wall and the outer wall and configured to direct a coolant to at least one assembly component disposed in the magnetic resonance imaging system. The…

REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEM FOR USE WITH A WELLBORE AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170173533
A reverse osmosis unit for processing a feed solution is provided. The unit includes a pressure vessel includes an inlet end, an outlet end, and a vessel body extending between the inlet end and the outlet end. The reverse osmosis unit further includes a plurality of first membrane modules positioned within the pressure vessel. Each first membrane module of the plurality of first membrane modules has a first salt permeance value. At least one second membrane module is positioned within…

REFRACTORY SLURRY OF REDUCING CARBON PICKUP IN LOST FOAM CASTING, FOAM PATTERN AND PROCESSES FOR MANUFACTURING AND USING THE SAME

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170173668
Refractory slurry for use in coating a foam cluster to provide a foam pattern for lost foam casting is provided. The slurry includes a catalyst capable of catalyzing reactions for vaporizing the foam cluster. A foam pattern with a refractory coating including the catalyst and processes for preparing the foam pattern and using the foam pattern are also provided.

Electric Drive System and Energy Management Method

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170174098
An electric drive system includes energy storage system (ESS), a power conversion system, and an alternating cumin (AC) traction system. The ESS provides or receives electric power. The ESS includes a first energy storage unit and a second energy storage unit. The power conversion system is electrically coupled to the ESS for converting an input power to an output power. The AC traction system is electrically coupled to the power conversion system for converting the output power of the…

BLADE ASSEMBLY ON BASIS OF A MODULAR STRUCTURE FOR A TURBOMACHINE

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170175534
A blade assembly having a modular structure, wherein the blade elements include at least a rotor blade airfoil, a footboard mounting part and a heat shield. The elements each have at its one ending an interchangeable connection for connection among each other, wherein the connection of the airfoil with respect to the other elements is based on a fixation in radial or quasi-radial extension compared to the rotor axis of the turbomachine. The assembling of the blade airfoil in connection…

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INCREASING HEAT TRANSFER USING AT LEAST ONE BAFFLE IN AN IMPINGEMENT CHAMBER OF A NOZZLE IN A TURBINE

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170175577
A nozzle for a turbine is disclosed. The nozzle includes a shell, an orifice plate disposed adjacent to the shell, an impingement chamber formed between the shell and the orifice plate, and at least one baffle extending from the orifice plate into the impingement chamber to push a flow of cooling fluid into the shell.

COMBUSTOR CAP MODULE AND RETENTION SYSTEM THEREFOR

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170176016
A combustor cap module is provided with a retention system to facilitate assembly and disassembly. The combustor cap module further includes a cap face assembly having a cooling plate; a cylindrical sleeve including a connecting surface for attaching the cap face assembly to the retention assembly; and a coupling member mounted in a downstream fuel nozzle opening in the cooling plate. The retention system includes a support plate having an inner panel that defines an upstream fuel nozzle…

INVERTER DRIVE SYSTEM, BUS BAR AND ASSEMBLY

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170179866
An inverter drive assembly includes a first bus bar having a plurality of bushings, including at least a first bushing and a second bushing, the first bus bar being configured to receive at least one DC link capacitor of the inverter drive assembly via the second bushing, a second bus bar electrically connected to the first bus bar at the first bushing, and an inverter electrically connected to the second bus bar, the inverter being configured to receive electrical current through the…

BATTERY PACKAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A VEHICLE

Granted: June 15, 2017
Application Number: 20170170438
A system for a vehicle includes a housing connected to the vehicle, the housing having a bottom floor, a plurality of exterior walls, at least one partition wall within the housing diving the housing into a plurality of sections, and a plurality of battery modules arranged in a vertical orientation within the housing.

BODY PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETER DETERMINING

Granted: June 8, 2017
Application Number: 20170156923
Methods systems and apparatus are set forth herein. There is provided in one embodiment determining one or more body physiological parameter of a patient based on one or more input; and controlling a heating system for warming the patient based on a result of the determining.

ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE, EXCHANGE APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR EXCHANGING AN ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE

Granted: June 8, 2017
Application Number: 20170158070
A battery exchange apparatus (e.g., for a battery exchange station positioned at a wayside location of a vehicle route) includes a receptacle mounted to at least one rail for lateral movement along the rail and for pivotal movement around a working axis generally orthogonal to the rail. The receptacle has an open end for receiving a battery from a direction generally orthogonal to the working axis. The apparatus further includes a recharge connector provided within the receptacle and…

AMINOSILICONE SOLVENT RECOVERY METHODS AND SYSTEMS

Granted: June 8, 2017
Application Number: 20170158717
The present invention is directed to aminosilicone solvent recovery methods and systems. The methods and systems disclosed herein may be used to recover aminosilicone solvent from a carbon dioxide containing vapor stream, for example, a vapor stream that leaves an aminosilicone solvent desorber apparatus. The methods and systems of the invention utilize a first condensation process at a temperature from about 80° C. to about 150° C. and a second condensation process at a temperature…

ACQUISITION OF HIGH FREQUENCY DATA IN TRANSIENT DETECTION

Granted: June 8, 2017
Application Number: 20170160714
Approaches are provided where a group of historical data relating to the operation of an industrial asset are collected on a time interval. It is determined whether the collected group of historical data corresponds to a transitory period of the industrial asset. When the collected group of historical data corresponds to the transitory period a full set of sensor values is read and made available to an analytics engine. When the collected group of historical data does not correspond to…

BRUSH HOLDER APPARATUS

Granted: June 8, 2017
Application Number: 20170162994
A brush holder apparatus for receiving a brush, includes a support member, and at least one box member affixed to the support member. The box member includes a slot extending through a side of the box member. At least one cam member is operably connected to the support member. The cam member includes a rounded surface partially extending through the slot. The rounded surface is configured to directly contact the brush while the cam member retains the brush. The cam member is configured…

ROTOR FOR A RELUCTANCE MACHINE

Granted: June 8, 2017
Application Number: 20170163106
A rotor for a reluctance machine includes a central rotor support rigidly connected to a machine shaft extending laterally along a central axis of the machine. The rotor support has an outer rotor support surface. A non-ferromagnetic channel support is rigidly affixed to the rotor support surface and projects radially relative to the central axis from the rotor support surface to define an outer rotor diameter of the rotor. The rotor also includes an array of arcuate ferromagnetic flux…