General Electric Company Patent Portfolio Statistics

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This article summarizes the perfomance of the assignee in the recent years. The overall statistics for this portfolio help to analyze the areas where the assignee is performing well. The filing trend, perfomance across the tech centers and the perfomance of the recent applications has been mentioned below. All the stats are calculated based on the perfomance in USPTO.

How does the overall patent portfolio of General Electric Company look like?

Total Applications: 44,756
Granted Patents: 32,055
Grant Index 74.9 %
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 10,740 (25.1%)
In-Process Applications: 1,918
Average Grant Time: 2.98 Years
Average Office Actions: 1.65

Which Technology Area General Electric Company is filing most patents in? (Last 10 years)

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
3745 Thermal & Combustion Technology, Motive & Fluid Power Systems 4,140
3741 Thermal & Combustion Technology, Motive & Fluid Power Systems 2,856
2884 Optics 937
3746 Thermal & Combustion Technology, Motive & Fluid Power Systems 875
1711 Coating, Etching, Cleaning, Single Crystal Growth 809

How many patents are General Electric Company filing every year?

Year Total Applications
2022 0*
2021 314*
2020 709
2019 1,010
2018 1,558

*The drop in the number of applications filed in last two years compared to previous years is because applications can take up to 18 months to get published

Recently filed patent applications of General Electric Company in USPTO?

Publication number: US20220026511A1
Application number: 17/499,295

Abstract:
Various methods and systems are provided for correcting transmit attenuation of an amplifier of a transmit radio frequency (RF) coil for use in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system. In one example, a method includes setting a reference value of transmit attenuation for an amplifier of a transmit radio frequency (RF) coil, acquiring a three-dimensional B1 field map with the transmit attenuation set at the reference value, determining a plurality of mean flip angles for a plurality of slice locations in a pre-scan imaging volume from the B1 field map, determining a transmit attenuation correction value for each of the slice locations based on a prescribed flip angle and the mean flip angle determined for the respective slice location, correcting the reference value of transmit attenuation with the transmit attenuation correction value at each of the slice locations to obtain a final value of transmit attenuation for each of the slice locations, and performing an MRI scan with the transmit attenuation set at the value.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: General Electric Company
Inventors: Ling Sun


Publication number: US20220023952A1
Application number: 17/498,205

Abstract:
The present disclosure generally relates to additive manufacturing systems and methods involving a mechanism for feeding in a desired amount of fresh recoater blade. This can be accomplished by, for example, spooling the fresh blade material from a spool. This helps prevent work stoppage when a portion of a recoater blade becomes damaged. As such, the present disclosure also relates to a system and method for detecting whether a recoater blade is damaged, and if there is damage, then causing a fresh blade portion to be fed in.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: General Electric Company
Inventors: Anderson Theodore


Publication number: US20220026068A1
Application number: 17/497,152

Abstract:
A method and structure for operating a combustion system of a gas turbine engine to mitigate low frequency combustion acoustics is generally provided. The method includes flowing an oxidizer through a fuel nozzle passage defining an inner wall and an outer wall, in which each of the inner wall and the outer wall are contoured from a first radius to a second radius smaller than the first radius; flowing the oxidizer at a higher axial velocity at the inner wall relative to the outer wall upstream of a fuel injection port; flowing a fuel through the fuel injection port to the fuel nozzle passage to mix with the flow of oxidizer to produce a fuel-oxidizer mixture; and igniting the fuel-oxidizer mixture downstream of the fuel injection port.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: General Electric Company
Inventors: Girish Goda Satya Sesha Venkata


How are General Electric Company’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/499,295 Methods And Systems For Estimating Transmit Attenuation For A Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scan OPAP Central, Docket
17/498,205 Method And Apparatus For Continuously Refreshing A Recoater Blade For Additive Manufacturing OPAP Central, Docket
17/497,152 Fuel Nozzle For Gas Turbine Engine Combustor OPAP Central, Docket
17/492,066 Infant Warming System Having Ecg Monitor And Method For Providing Resuscitation Assistance OPAP Central, Docket
17/490,374 Mechanically Driven Air Vehicle Thermal Management Device OPAP Central, Docket