General Electric Patent Grants

Sensor housing for outdoor luminaire

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: D796365

Methods and compositions for improving oil recovery in corn processing

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9752097
Methods and composition are provided for recovering oil from an oil containing mixture or emulsion. The invention is particularly applicable for recovery of oil from corn in a corn to oil process. The process and compositions comprise a combination of two non-ionic surfactants i) and ii). The non-ionic surfactant i) is a non-ionic surfactant comprising a polyol derived from a sorbitol, a sorbitan, or isosorbide. The non-ionic surfactant ii) is an ester of a) polyethylene glycol and b) a…

Activated platelet composition with tunable growth factor level

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9752120
Methods and systems for generating a tunable or customizable activated product composition are related. In certain embodiments, one or more of electric pulse parameters, flow rate, or sample container size are varied so as to generate the activated product composition. The activated product composition may be customized or optimized based for a particular patient or procedure.

Turbine component having surface cooling channels and method of forming same

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9752440
A component for a turbine engine includes a substrate that includes a first surface, and an insert coupled to the substrate proximate the substrate first surface. The component also includes a channel. The channel is defined by a first channel wall formed in the substrate and a second channel wall formed by at least one coating disposed on the substrate first surface. The component further includes an inlet opening defined in flow communication with the channel. The inlet opening is…

System and method for a gas turbine engine

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9752458
A system includes a gas turbine engine configured to combust an oxidant and a fuel to generate an exhaust gas, a catalyst bed configured to treat a portion of the exhaust gas from the gas turbine engine to generate a treated exhaust gas, a differential temperature monitor configured to monitor a differential temperature between a first temperature of the portion of exhaust gas upstream of the catalyst bed and a second temperature of the treated exhaust gas downstream of the catalyst bed,…

Steam power plant with a second low-pressure turbine and an additional condensing system

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9752461
A steam power plant with a low-pressure turbine is suggested with a second low-pressure turbine on a separated shaft line including a separate generator. The second low-pressure turbine is connected to an additional condensing system without cooling water consumption, thus allowing to maintain the power output at a high level, even if the main condensing system has a reduced capacity due to cooling water restrictions.

Power generation system exhaust cooling

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9752502
An airflow control system for a gas turbine according to an embodiment includes: an airflow generation system for attachment to a rotatable shaft of a gas turbine system, the airflow generation system drawing in an excess flow of air through an air intake section; a mixing area for receiving an exhaust gas stream of the gas turbine system; an air extraction system for: extracting at least a portion of the excess flow of air generated by the airflow generation system to provide bypass…

Power generation system exhaust cooling

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9752503
An airflow control system for a gas turbine system according to an embodiment includes: a compressor component of a gas turbine system for generating an excess flow of air; a mixing area for receiving an exhaust gas stream produced by the gas turbine system; an air extraction system for extracting at least a portion of the excess flow of air generated by the compressor component of the gas turbine system to provide bypass air; and diverting the bypass air into the mixing area to reduce a…

Rotatable aerodynamic surface features for wind turbine rotor blades

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9752559
The present subject matter directed to a rotor blade assembly for a wind turbine having at least one rotatable aerodynamic surface feature configured thereon. The rotor blade assembly includes a body shell including a pressure side surface and a suction side surface extending between a leading edge and a trailing edge. The aerodynamic surface feature is disposed adjacent to the pressure side surface, the suction side surface, and/or both. In addition, the surface feature may have a…

Cryogenic tank assembly

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9752728
A cryogenic tank assembly includes a cryogenic tank having an internal volume that is configured to contain liquefied natural gas (LNG). The cryogenic tank includes an inlet and an outlet that are each fluidly connected to the internal volume. The assembly includes a recirculation conduit coupled in fluid communication between the inlet and the outlet. The recirculation conduit extends along a path between the inlet and outlet external to the internal volume of the cryogenic tank such…

Apparatus and method of controlling the thermal performance of an oxygen-fired boiler

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9752773
Disclosed herein is a method of controlling the operation of an oxy-fired boiler; the method comprising combusting a fuel in a boiler; producing a heat absorption pattern in the boiler; discharging flue gases from the boiler; recycling a portion of the flue gases to the boiler; combining a first oxidant stream with the recycled flue gases to form a combined stream; splitting the combined stream into several fractions; and introducing each fraction of the combined stream to the boiler at…

Vehicular traffic guidance and coordination system and method

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9754493
A system and method for guiding and coordinating vehicular traffic determine tasks to be completed by vehicles in a transportation network in order to complete an objective, allocate the tasks among the vehicles, and determine sets of allowable actions for the vehicles based on the allocation of the tasks. The sets of allowable actions dictate plural different allowable actions that the vehicles are allowed to perform in order to complete the tasks allocated to the vehicles. The…

Current limiter

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9754716
A current limiter comprises a plurality of electrically conductive wires shaped to define two or more primary coils, the primary coils being connected in parallel; and at least one electrically superconductive element shaped to define a secondary coil, wherein the primary coils are magnetically coupled to the or each secondary coil.

Solid state photomultiplier having an intermediate region coupled between high and low voltage regions and associated detector

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9754981
Embodiments of a solid state photomultiplier are provided herein. In some embodiments, a solid state photomultiplier may include an epitaxial layer, a high voltage region formed in the epitaxial layer, a low voltage region formed in the epitaxial layer, and an intermediate region disposed between the high voltage region and low voltage region, wherein the high voltage region is electrically coupled to the low voltage region via the intermediate region, and wherein at least a portion of…

Alternate arm converter

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9755432
An alternate arm converter includes at least one converter limb that defines first and second limb portions. Each limb portion includes at least one director switch connected in series with a chain-link converter between one of two DC terminals and an AC terminal of the converter. The chain-link converters are operable to generate a voltage waveform at the AC terminal, and the director switches are operable to switch the respective chain-link converters in and out of circuit between the…

System and method for unified common mode voltage injection

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9755545
A power conversion system includes at least one multi-level power converter and a controller coupled to the at least one multi-level power converter. The controller includes a first CMV injection module and a second CMV injection module. The first CMV injection module generates a first CMV signal for modifying at least one voltage command to achieve a first function in association with operation of the power conversion system. The second CMV injection module generates a second CMV signal…

Converter

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9755550
A voltage source converter includes a converter limb having limb portions separated by an AC terminal and extending between DC terminals, each limb portion including a primary switching element to switch the limb portion into and out of circuit. The converter further includes an auxiliary limb. The primary switching element of each limb portion is switchable to switch the auxiliary limb into and out of circuit with the corresponding limb portion. The converter further includes a control…

Collaborative infrastructure supporting cyber-security analytics in industrial networks

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9756062
A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a method for reducing cyber-security related false positive alerts is presented. In example embodiments the method may include identifying an abnormal operation pattern in the network system that may signal a cyber-security threat. In response to identifying the abnormal operation pattern, data related to a state change of an asset included in the network system is accessed. The method may further…

Proactive internet connectivity probe generator

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9756078
Described herein are reception of first processor-executable program code and a configuration file specifying a target internet protocol address, an asset-identifying information type, and a security protocol, and execution of the received first processor-executable program code to identify a first one or more network communication interfaces of the first computing system, generate a message including information conforming to the asset-identifying information type, the information…

Data communication using vehicle data carriers

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9756116
Disclosed are a system, a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method of data transmission. A communication module interfaces communicatively with vehicles. A file management module selects first data from a data queue. The first data is addressed to a destination location. The file management module transmits the first data to the first vehicle. The file management module receives an acknowledgement message from a second vehicle…