GENERAL ELECTRIC CO.
|GENERAL ELECTRIC CO. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20130163287||Regulated Controller with Self-Adjusting Output Set-Point Control - A power conversion system includes a power converter that converts an input voltage into a DC output voltage. Additionally, the power conversion system also includes a controller that provides a self-adjusting set-point control scheme for the power converter. A method of power conversion system operation is also provided.||06-27-2013|
|20120294052||MONOTONIC PRE-BIAS START-UP OF A DC-DC CONVERTER - The power conversion module includes a power converter coupled to provide a DC output voltage from an input voltage source. The power converter may have primary and secondary stages, and the power converter may also provide a DC output voltage that is electrically isolated from the input voltage source. Additionally, the power conversion module also includes a voltage controller configured to measure a pre-bias value of the output voltage prior to start-up of the power converter and provide a start-up control signal, wherein the start-up control signal corresponds to an initial output voltage that is greater than the pre-bias value of the output voltage. The initial output voltage includes a start-up voltage margin above the pre-bias value and is maintained for a margin hold time. A method of operating a power conversion module is also provided.||11-22-2012|
|20110095000||WORKPIECE AND WELDING PROCESS FOR PREVENTING POROSITY IN A FORMED WELD - An article and method of forming the article are disclosed. The method includes positioning a first workpiece, positioning a second workpiece, and applying energy to the first workpiece and the second workpiece to form a weld. The article includes the first and second workpiece. The first workpiece includes a first weld surface, which includes at least one porosity reducing channel. The second workpiece includes a second weld surface positioned to be welded to the first weld surface. The application of energy generates gas that is directed by the at least one porosity reducing channel.||04-28-2011|
|20090142195||Shank shape for a turbine blade and turbine incorporating the same - A turbine includes a turbine wheel having a plurality of buckets, each of the buckets including a bucket airfoil, a bucket dovetail to connect the bucket to a turbine wheel and a shank shape to connect the airfoil to the bucket dovetail, the shank having an uncoated nominal profile including a concave, pressure side, substantially in accordance with Cartesian values of X, Y and Z′ set forth in Table I wherein the Z′ values are non-dimensional values in a range from 0 to 1 convertible to Z distances in inches by multiplying the Z′ values by shank height in inches, and a convex, suction side, substantially in accordance with Cartesian values of X, Y and Z′ set forth in Table II wherein the Z′ values are non-dimensional values in a range from 0 to 1 convertible to Z distances in inches by multiplying the Z′ values by the shank height in inches. The X and Y are distances in inches which, when connected by smooth continuing arcs, define a shank profile section at each distance Z, the profile sections being joined smoothly with one another to form a complete shank shape.||06-04-2009|
|20090136347||Turbine bucket shroud internal core profile - A turbine bucket including a bucket airfoil having a hollow tip shroud, the hollow tip shroud having a hollow core having a nominal profile substantially in accordance with Cartesian coordinate values of X, Y and Z set forth in Table I, in inches, wherein the shape of the core is defined by the cloud of points listed which are distributed around each surface of the shroud, and the complete hollow portion of the tip shroud could be constructed by defining smooth sheet surfaces through the listed points.||05-28-2009|
Patent applications by GENERAL ELECTRIC CO.