General Electric Patent Applications

Medical Vaporizer

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170113010
A medical vaporizer includes a liquid drug reservoir configured to receive and hold a liquid drug. A low power graphical display is configured to intermittently receive power. The low power graphical display is operable to visually present information and maintain the visual presentation of information in the absence of power. A controller is configured to intermittently receive power and upon receiving power the controller operates to determine a status of a medical vaporizer. The…

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COOLING A MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING DEVICE

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170115366
A cooling system includes a first cooling loop containing a first cryogen, the first cooling loop being in thermal communication with a superconducting magnet and being configured to provide primary cooling for the magnet and a second cooling loop also containing the first cryogen. The second cooling loop is in thermal communication with an enclosure containing a second cryogen and is configured to cool the second cryogen within the enclosure. The enclosure is in thermal communication…

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF DIRECTING POSITIONING OF ECG ELECTRODES

Granted: April 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170105678
A method of directing positioning of ECG electrodes on a patient includes receiving at a processor an image of the patient with one or more electrodes and determining with the processor an actual location of each of the electrodes on the patient based on the image. The method further includes determining with the processor whether the actual location of each of the electrodes is correct and providing information via a user interface regarding the actual location of the electrodes.

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ADAPTIVE INTERPRETATION OF ECG WAVEFORMS

Granted: April 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170105683
A cluster database includes existing, ECG datasets organized into clusters, wherein each existing ECG dataset includes an existing ECG waveform with at least one corresponding existing feature and existing interpretation. Each cluster is comprised of existing ECG datasets having a common existing feature. The duster training module is executable by the processor to receive a new ECG waveform and a feature extracted from the new ECG waveform. The cluster training module then selects a…

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DRILLING FLUID PARAMETERS DETECTION

Granted: April 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170107812
A system and method are described which are useful for monitoring parameters of drilling fluid within a drilling system comprising a drilling assembly. The drilling assembly is connected between a drilling platform and a wellhead and is useful for more safely drilling a wellbore necessary for hydrocarbon exploration and production by signaling the occurrence of a kick. The drilling assembly comprises a reader module for reading data information of at least one RF tag dispersed in a…

ACETATE COMPLEXES AND METHODS FOR ACETATE QUANTIFICATION

Granted: April 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170108481
The present invention is directed to methods of acetate quantification and acetate complexes useful in the methods of acetate quantification. Such methods and complexes are useful for any application where acetate quantification is desired, including measuring of concentration of 13C hyperpolarized acetate for imaging agent quality control in MRI and NMR spectroscopy. The disclosed acetate complexes may be prepared from acetate, Fe3+, and sulfosalicylic acid and from acetate, Fe3+, and…

LUNG FUNCTION MONITORING

Granted: April 13, 2017
Application Number: 20170100059
A signal of a current-voltage sensor array in one embodiment is processed for output of data in a form for use by a care provider. The current-voltage sensor array in one embodiment is a non-invasive current-voltage sensor array adapted to surround a thorax of a patient. The output of data in one embodiment is provided in a lung function visualization output form that depicts functioning of a patient's lungs.

AN INSULATION MATERIAL AND A METHOD TO PRODUCE

Granted: April 13, 2017
Application Number: 20170101337
The present disclosure relates to an insulation material for a conductor bar of an electric machine. An object of the invention is to provide for an alternative insulation material in the field of electric machines. The object is solved by an insulation material for a conductor bar for an electric machine comprising glass-ceramic flakes made from a heat treated silica glass precursor in the shape of flakes. Further disclosed are a corresponding method and the use of glass-ceramic flakes…

ARTICLES WITH ENHANCED TEMPERATURE CAPABILITY

Granted: April 13, 2017
Application Number: 20170101348
The disclosure provides for an article including a substrate, an environmental barrier coating (EBC), a bondcoat and a boron source. The substrate may include a silicon-including ceramic material. The EBC may be disposed over the substrate, and the bondcoat may disposed between the substrate and the EBC. The bondcoat may include silicon. The boron source may be disposed within the article to provide an effective amount of boron to form an oxide including silicon and at least 0.1 weight…

TURBINE ENGINE, COMPONENTS, AND METHODS OF COOLING SAME

Granted: April 13, 2017
Application Number: 20170101896
A centrifugal separator for removing particles from a fluid stream includes an angular velocity increaser configured to increase the angular velocity of a fluid stream, a flow splitter configured to split the fluid stream to form a concentrated-particle stream and a reduced-particle stream, and an exit conduit configured to receive the reduced-particle stream. An inducer assembly for a turbine engine includes an inducer with a flow passage having an inducer inlet and an inducer outlet in…

ENGINE COMPONENTS WITH IMPINGEMENT COOLING FEATURES

Granted: April 13, 2017
Application Number: 20170101932
Gas turbine engine components are provided which utilize an insert to provide cooling air along a cooled surface of an engine component. The insert provides cooling holes or apertures which face the cool side surface of the engine component and direct cooling air onto that cool side surface. The apertures may be formed in arrays and directed at an oblique or a non-orthogonal angle to the surface of the insert and may be at an angle to the surface of the engine component being cooled. An…

METHODS FOR PRODUCING PASSIVE STRAIN INDICATOR ON TURBINE COMPONENTS

Granted: April 6, 2017
Application Number: 20170097234
Methods for manufacturing passive strain indicator on turbine components include providing a turbine component comprising an exterior surface, and, depositing a ceramic material onto a portion of the exterior surface to form a passive strain indicator comprising at least two reference points.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT

Granted: April 6, 2017
Application Number: 20170098047
A system for clinical decision support includes a database of previously-recorded waveform data from comparator-patients and a comparator module. The comparator module receives physiological waveform data for a patient and identifies a pattern in the patient's physiological waveform data, wherein the pattern accounts for a morphology and a rhythm of the patient's physiological waveform. The comparator module then compares the patient's physiological waveform data to the…

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING PROCESS CONTROL

Granted: March 30, 2017
Application Number: 20170087634
A method of process control for an additive manufacturing system includes monitoring a spark plume created during manufacturing of an article, capturing at least one image of the spark plume, deriving image data from the at least one image, feeding the image data into a statistical process control module, and generating an alert if the image data exceeds pre-determined control limits

LASER CLADDING SYSTEMS AND METHODS USING METAL-FILLED WIRES

Granted: March 30, 2017
Application Number: 20170087668
Laser cladding systems include a metal-filled wire comprising a metal shell surrounding a metal-filled core, wherein the metal-filled core comprises at least one of a powder metal or a fine wire metal, and, a laser that produces a laser beam directed onto at least a portion of a tip of the metal-filled wire to melt the metal shell and metal-filled core to produce a molten pool for depositing on a substrate.

WASTEWATER TREATMENT WITH PRIMARY TREATMENT AND MBR OR MABR-IFAS REACTOR

Granted: March 30, 2017
Application Number: 20170088449
Wastewater is treated though primary treatment of the water by way of a micro-sieve to produce a primary effluent and primary sludge. There is secondary treatment of the primary effluent by way of a membrane bioreactor (MBR) or an integrated fixed film activated sludge (IFAS) reactor to produce a secondary effluent and a waste activated sludge. The micro-sieve may have openings of 250 microns or less, for example about 150 microns. In a process, a gas transfer membrane is immersed in…

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A GAS TURBINE

Granted: March 30, 2017
Application Number: 20170089269
A system for operating a gas turbine includes a controller configured to execute logic stored in a memory that causes the controller to determine two or more of a frequency, a coherence, a phase, and an amplitude, of a combustion instability; to compare two of more of the frequency, the coherence, the phase, and the amplitude of the combustion instability to a respective predetermined limit; and to adjust at least one parameter of the gas turbine if two or more of the frequency, the…

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Granted: March 30, 2017
Application Number: 20170089993
A method of magnetic resonance imaging includes executing an imaging sequence, in response to the imaging sequence, acquiring magnetic resonance data, entering the acquired magnetic resonance data in k-space in a memory along a predetermined k-space trajectory, and modifying the k-space trajectory during acquisition of the magnetic resonance data.

X-RAY DETECTORS SUPPORTED ON A SUBSTRATE HAVING A METAL BARRIER

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170082558
An X-ray detector assembly includes a polymeric substrate having a lower surface and an upper surface, and an X-ray detector disposed on the upper surface of the polymeric substrate. The X-ray detector includes a thin-film-transistor array disposed on the substrate, an organic photodiode disposed on the thin-film-transistor array, and a scintillator disposed on the organic photodiode. A metal barrier extends substantially over the lower surface of the polymeric substrate.

POLYMERIC-METAL COMPOSITE ELECTRODE-BASED ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE FOR GENERATING OXIDANTS

Granted: March 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170073251
A water treatment system comprises at least one electrolytic cell comprising at least one electrode and a power source for powering the electrode. The electrode may be a metal electrode comprising a coating of polymer comprising structural units of formula I (I) wherein R1 is independently at each occurrence a C1-C6 alkyl radical or —SO3M wherein M is independently at each occurrence a hydrogen or an alkali metal a hydrogen or an alkali metal, R2 is independently at each occurrence a…