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Microdischarge detector method and apparatus
A differential microdischarge detector system. The system comprises two microdischarge detectors (MDDs). One of the MDDs is connected to receive sample analytes...
Gas sensor calibration method
An apparatus is described for calibrating at least one sensor within a gas detector which detector has a gas inlet in fluid communication with the or each...
Reduced-weight fuel system for gas turbine engine, gas turbine engine
having a reduced-weight fuel system, and...
A fuel system (10) for a gas turbine engine (18) having a shaft (30) and requiring fuel to be supplied at a first rate for engine start up, the fuel system (10)...
Magnetostatic modeling methods and systems for use with boundary element
Methods and systems for magnetostatic modeling of a magnetic object is disclosed. A varying surface charge density is established at a surface of a magnetic...
Missile deflector systems for protecting a vehicle from threats that use an infrared sensor for guidance are disclosed. An exemplary missile deflector system can...
Exit arming delay security system and method
A security system for protecting a building which includes at least a first presence sensor, an alarm panel that includes a microprocessor and memory, an exit...
Systems and methods of deterministic annunciation
A method of supervising a plurality of displaced devices includes having each device emit a supervisory signal that is detectable by a designated unit. Indicia...
Smart power converter
A smart power conversion and control system and method converts source AC power at a first voltage level to DC power at a second voltage level that is less than...
Electrical power distribution system and method with active load control
An electrical power distribution system is provided. The electrical power distribution system includes: a first AC power source (1a); a second AC power source...
Engine starter-generator optimized for start function
A starter-generator system is configured to supply power to an aircraft electrical bus having a rated AC voltage magnitude, or receive power from a start...
Single-point measurement of high-Z additives in sheets
An apparatus, method and computer program product for determining a concentration of a high-Z material in a material sample. The method comprises steps of:...
Rare metal compounds and mixtures of these
An article of manufacture marked with compositions comprising rare earth metal compounds which, due to their luminescence when irradiated with UV light, are...
Jet velocity vector profile measurement and control
In a papermaking system having a headbox to dispense a jet of liquid and paper forming fibers, an improvement comprising at least one sensor arrangement for...
Passive and wireless in-vivo acoustic wave flow sensor
A wireless surface wave flow sensor can be utilized for monitoring the flow of fluid. Such a surface wave flow sensor can be configured to include one or more...
Pupil mismatch in a collimated display system
An image projection system has a first lens with a defined entrance pupil. An image source has an image field and a defined exit pupil. The exit pupil of the...
Untwisted wrapped singles yarns and carpets manufactured therefrom
The yarns of the invention include untwisted wrapped singles yarns having a core strand and a wrapper yarn. The wrapper yarn is a base synthetic fiber and a...
Analyzing equipment performance and optimizing operating costs
A system and method for analyzing equipment performance and optimizing operational costs are provided. Data from a sensor associated with a piece of equipment is...
Navigation morse decode display
A method and device for displaying radio frequency information, including a database of stored radio frequency identifiers and radio frequency information...
Pass-line insensitive sensor
Devices, systems and methods for detecting surface characteristics of a sample surface are disclosed. The exemplary system may have a conveying device for moving...
Security system access control and method
A security system which includes at least a first sensor, an alarm panel including a control system and programmable apparatus, a connection between the at least...
System to detect lock tampering
A lock and key system is configured to sense an operational signature generated by an object placed into a keyway in the system. The system is further configured...
Method for producing fluorinated organic compounds
A method for preparing fluorinated organic compounds wherein at least one fluorinated olefin is reacted with methyl fluoride in the gas-phase and in the presence...
Methods and systems for providing MEMS devices with a top cap and upper
A method for fabricating a MEMS device having a top cap and an upper sense plate is described. The method includes producing a device wafer including an etched...
Azeotrope-like compositions of difluoromethane
The invention relates to azeotropic and azeotrope-like mixtures of HFC-32, HCl, and Cl.sub.2, and processes for separating the azeotrope-like mixtures of HFC-32...
Method for reducing harmonic distortion in comb drive devices
Methods of fabricating comb drive devices utilizing one or more sacrificial etch-buffers are disclosed. An illustrative fabrication method may include the steps...
Apparatus and appertaining method for upfinding in spinning projectiles
using a phase-lock-loop or correlator...
The invention relates to the field of gun-launched guidance systems and to a navigation system based on inertial sensors mounted in a spinning projectile using...
Torque sensor packaging systems and methods
A torque sensor packaging system and method includes a torque member that includes one or more holes formed therein for receiving one or more respective...
Reduced power time synchronization in wireless communication
Methods, devices, and systems for wireless communication in which one or more devices are scheduled to awake from a low power sleep state at a scheduled time for...
Tailwind alerting system to prevent runway overruns
Systems, methods and computer program products for alerting a flight crew during landing that the tailwind exceeds acceptable limits. The system determines a...
Security system with wireless RF portable monitor
A security system is disclosed for a protected space such as a residential or commercial premises that transmits a wireless RF video transmission to a wireless...
Micron-size polymer particles comprising polyamide compound, production
and uses thereof
A plurality of micron-size solid particles is described herein that includes at least one polyamide compound, wherein the particles comprise a diameter in the...
Liquid reaction mass for high-G simulation
An apparatus for simulating a dynamic high-g environment that includes a test specimen, an incompressible liquid situated adjacent to the test specimen, and a...
Accelerometer having adjustable damping
An apparatus and method for an accelerometer mechanism having a proof mass that is suspended for out-of-plane motion between first and second damping plates,...
Environmental controller housing
Method and apparatus for automatic display and removal of required
synoptic pages in a checklist context
The completion of an electronic checklist is facilitated by the automated display of certain data while completing the checklist. The disclosed program presents...
Redundant processing architecture for single fault tolerance
An electronic module is provided. The module includes a first logic device having at least two processors and a first comparator and a second logic device having...
Characterization of utility demand using utility demand footprint
Utility demand is continuously monitored and monitoring data is aggregated and organized. The results are presented visually as a Utility Demand Footprint,...
Aerospace light-emitting diode (LED)-based lights life and operation
A system (10) and method for monitoring the operational life and/or performance of one or more light-emitting diodes (LEDs) (20) based on sensed parameters are...
Multifunctional multichip system for wireless sensing
A multifunctional multichip system can operate in a passive mode by using at least one antenna to receive electromagnetic energy and using that energy to perform...
Event communication system for providing user alerts
An event communication system involves facilitating entry by a user of one or more device addresses via a network accessible user interface of the event...
Method and apparatus for generalized arc fault detection
A method and an apparatus detect series and/or parallel arc faults in AC and DC systems. The method according to one embodiment inputs an AC current signal;...
Planar ultra violet light detector
A light detector having a cathode wafer, a cavity wafer and an anode wafer. The cathode wafer may be bonded to one side of the cavity wafer and the anode wafer...
Electrical power generation system and method for mitigating corona
A power generation system including a housing defining a cavity and having an inlet for receiving a fluid that is used to cool and pressurize the cavity and an...
System and method for distributing power in an electronic system
An electronic system comprises a system board, one or more cards adapted to couple to the system board, wherein the system board transfers signals to and from...
Apparatus and methods for wheel balancing via rotor drive keys
Apparatus and methods to balance a wheel which rotates around an axle. The wheel has a rim having an outer surface and an opposite interior surface positioned...
Wireless inventory re-ordering system for surface mount technology pick
and place assembly machines
A system and method for determining when a component supply reel for an automated assembly machine is close to depletion. The supply reel tape has indications...
Emissions sensors for fuel control in engines
A system for controlling fuel to an engine to minimize emissions in an exhaust of the engine. There may be a controller connected to an actuator, for example a...
Methods and systems for determining air data parameters
An air data system is described that includes a cone-shaped probe, a plurality of pressure transducers, and a processing device. The cone-shaped probe includes a...
Downhole pressure transmitter
A downhole pressure transmitter apparatus and method of making the same. A pressure fitting can be provided in association with a tube formed into a spiral...
Water recovery and purification
A system for recovering and purifying water from a gas stream may include, a gas stream purification unit for purifying the gas stream, a water separation unit...