General Electric Patent Applications

WIRELESS PATIENT MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Granted: August 17, 2017
Application Number: 20170231494
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…

WIRELESS PATIENT MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Granted: August 17, 2017
Application Number: 20170231495
A patient monitoring system includes at least two wireless sensing devices, each configured to measure a different physiological parameter from a patient and wirelessly transmit a parameter dataset. The system further includes a receiver that receives each parameter dataset, a processor, and a monitoring regulation module executable on the processor to assign one of the at least two wireless sensing devices as a dominant wireless sensing device and at least one of the remaining wireless…

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF MONITORING CARDIAC FUNCTION BASED ON PATIENT POSITION

Granted: August 17, 2017
Application Number: 20170231516
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.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EXHAUST TREATMENT

Granted: August 17, 2017
Application Number: 20170234184
According to various embodiments, an exhaust treatment system includes a catalyst that is in direct contact with an exhaust stream, at least one sensor that senses a system parameter and produces one or more signals corresponding to the system parameter, and a controller that is configured to receive the one or more signals and control catalyst performance based on the one or more signals by regenerating the catalyst. Regenerating the catalyst includes increasing a temperature of the…

START/STOP SYSTEM FOR VEHICLES AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

Granted: August 17, 2017
Application Number: 20170234285
According to some embodiments, a start-stop system for a vehicle is disclosed. The start-stop system includes a first energy storage device coupled to a starter motor. The start-stop system also includes a first DC-to-AC inverter coupled to the first energy storage device, a starter/alternator coupled to the first DC-to-AC inverter, and a second DC-to-AC inverter coupled to the starter/alternator. The start-stop system further includes a second energy storage device coupled to the second…

BURNER FOR A CAN COMBUSTOR

Granted: August 17, 2017
Application Number: 20170234541
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…

METHODS AND SYSTEM FOR A TURBOCHARGER

Granted: August 10, 2017
Application Number: 20170227013
Various methods and systems are provided for a variable geometry ported shroud for a turbocharger. In one example, a compressor system includes a compressor housing defining an air inlet, a shroud, and a bypass passage, a compressor wheel housed in the compressor housing and surrounded by the shroud, only a single port passing through the shroud and fluidically coupled to the bypass passage, and a ring configured to move axially to adjust a restriction of the port.

PLURAL HEAT PUMP AND THERMAL STORAGE SYSTEM FOR FACILITATING POWER SHAPING SERVICES ON THE ELECTRICAL POWER GRID AT CONSUMER PREMISES

Granted: August 10, 2017
Application Number: 20170227299
A system and method for storing energy from an electrical grid utilizes a system heat pump at a premises for transferring energy from the grid to a thermal storage reservoir and a premises heat pump that can use the stored energy to provide, for example, heat to the premises. The system heat pump and premises heat pump desirably operate independently of one another so that energy can be transferred to the thermal storage reservoir regardless of whether energy is being withdrawn by the…

GRAPHICAL INTERFACE FOR CONFIGURATION OF INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION SYSTEMS

Granted: August 10, 2017
Application Number: 20170227944
Exemplified herein is a graphical user interface for an industrial automation system that provides, in a single aggregated and eloquent view, a configuration workspace to discover and present configuration details of control components within an industrial automation system. These components may include industrial controllers, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, programmable automation controllers (PACs), and the like, which…

Dynamic Damper In An X-Ray System

Granted: August 10, 2017
Application Number: 20170231076
In an X-ray generator an X-ray tube includes an anode and a cathode and is energized with at least a first high voltage potential. A dynamic damper with a frequency dependent impedance is interposed between the X-ray tube and a source of the high voltage potential. The impedance of the dynamic damper increases with an increase in frequency associated with tube-spit. In an X-ray generator with resonant switching to provide a first kV level and a second kV level to the X-ray tube, the…

HIGH POWER-DENSITY, HIGH BACK EMF PERMANENT MAGNET MACHINE AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

Granted: August 3, 2017
Application Number: 20170217320
An electric drive system includes a permanent magnet machine having a rotor and a stator and a power converter electrically coupled to the permanent magnet machine and configured to convert a DC link voltage to an AC output voltage to drive the permanent magnet machine. The power converter includes a plurality of silicon carbide switching devices having a voltage rating that exceeds a peak line-to-line back electromotive force of the permanent magnet machine at a maximum speed of the…

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE INTEGRITY OF A TUBE

Granted: August 3, 2017
Application Number: 20170219527
An apparatus for determining the integrity of a tube is provided. The apparatus includes: a body having an extension mechanism and configured to be inserted into the tube; and a flexible eddy current sensor including a flexible housing coupled to the body via the extension mechanism, and one or more coils disposed in the flexible housing. The flexible housing is selectively extendable via the extension mechanism between a first position and a second position. The one or more coils are…

DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM FOR INDUSTRIAL INTERNET APPLICATIONS

Granted: August 3, 2017
Application Number: 20170220011
Systems and methods are presented for a mobile device comprising an industrial internet application container comprising a database service for syncing data related to one or more industrial assets between a database of the mobile device and a data domain and syncing data between the data domain and the database of the mobile device.

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING EMPLOYING A PLURALITY OF ELECTRON BEAM SOURCES

Granted: July 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170210073
Adaptively forming a three-dimensional component may include providing a plurality of electron beam sources, and simultaneously controlling the plurality of electron beam sources to direct a plurality of electron beams onto a plurality of deposited layers of metallic powder to sequentially consolidate patterned portions of the plurality of deposited metallic powder layers to adaptively form the three-dimensional component.

COMPOSITIONS FOR, SOLUTIONS FOR, AND METHODS OF USE OF SILOXANE BASED AROMATIC TRISUREAS AS VISCOSIFIERS

Granted: July 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170210975
A compound represented by the following formula is provided: Also provided is a solution including a compound disclosed herein, a volume of dense carbon dioxide (CO2), and a co-solvent, where the solution has an increased viscosity greater than the viscosity of dense CO2. Methods of increasing the viscosity of dense CO2 and natural gas liquids (NGLs) by, for example, dissolving a compound disclosed herein to form a solution, are also provided.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCED VISUALIZATION OF MULTIPLE LOW CONTRAST OBJECTS WITHIN AN IMAGED SUBJECT

Granted: July 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170213343
A method for enhancing the visualization of a plurality of objects within an imaged subject. The method includes acquiring a plurality of images of the plurality of objects disposed in the imaged subject and supported by a plurality of guide wires; generating a complex deformation field based at least in part on a plurality of landmarks disposed in the plurality of images; and generating a composite image based at least in part on the complex deformation field. The complex deformation…

MODULAR EMBEDDED MULTI-LEVEL CONVERTER

Granted: July 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170214310
A method for power conversion includes coupling a first string to a second string via a first connecting node and a second connecting node to form at least one leg of a power converter. The first string is operatively coupled across a first bus and a second bus and comprises a first branch and a second branch coupled via a third connecting node. The first branch and the second branch include a plurality of controllable semiconductor switches. Furthermore, the second string comprises a…

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.