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Dual wall turbine blade ultrasonic wall thickness measurement technique
A method and apparatus is provided to analyze a dual wall structure having at least one hollow core therein and having the same unknown material sound velocities...
Bundled cables and method of making the same
Bundled cables and a method for maintaining a plurality of cables together during use and installation and for allowing the cables to be easily separated for...
Optical coupler for measuring wavelength
An optical coupler for measuring mean wavelength of a broadband optical source is described. Sensitivity of the optical coupler to variations of refractive index...
System, circuit and method for off-mode-peak operation of ring laser
A system, circuit and method are disclosed for operating a Ring Laser Gyroscope (RLG) off-mode-peak to avoid exciting undesirable transverse modes. An alternate...
Nuclear hardened liquid crystal display
A nuclear hardened liquid crystal display (LCD) and a method for hardening a liquid crystal display is provided. The nuclear hardened LCD can include an LCD...
High resolution and low power magnetometer using magnetoresistive sensors
A magnetometer is disclosed that enables high resolution magnetometry using magnetoresistive sensors that consume less power. The magnetometer exploits the...
Single package design for 3-axis magnetic sensor
A sensor package comprising an X-axis sensor circuit component, a Y-axis sensor circuit component, and a Z-axis sensor circuit component, each mounted to a top...
Magnetic sensing apparatus
A magnetic sensing apparatus includes a first magnetic transducer separated spatially from a second magnetic transducer and proximate to a target and a direction...
Locking mechanism for a safety switch
A indexing wheel mounted in the head assembly of a safety switch has an axis of rotation extending at right angles to the longitudinal axis of the plunger, and...
Reduced temperature and pressure powder metallurgy process for
consolidating rhenium alloys
Pressure powder metallurgy process for consolidating refractory or rhenium alloys using a reduced temperature and elevated pressure. Rhenium metal has high...
Compositions and methods for cleaning contaminated articles
Disclosed are compositions and methods for cleaning contaminated articles based on the provision of a zeotropic composition comprising (a) at least one flammable...
Magnet orientation and calibration for small package turbocharger speed
A method and system for orienting and calibrating a magnet for use with a speed sensor. A magnet can be mapped two or more planes thereof in order to locate the...
Throat retention apparatus for hot gas applications
A nozzle for use in a hot gas valve is provided that includes a housing, an insert, and a throat retainer. The housing is constructed of an insulating material...
Method and device for producing rectifier gating signals using feed
A device includes an active rectifier (14) having control gates controllable to produce an output voltage on a DC bus (20), a gate control circuit (16) for...
Printed wiring assembly retainer
A retainer secures one or more printed wiring assemblies in a processor unit. In one embodiment, the retainer has one or more protuberances that abut against a...
Radar scan conversion for plan position indicator
An angular scan interval may be divided into one or more sweep sectors for display. Polar (r, .theta.) coordinates may be calculated for rectangular (x, y)...
A turbine shaft may be used to remove a heat load from pliant bearings without requiring the use of a process fluid for cooling the turbine shaft. The turbine...
Magnetic ink validation for coupon and gaming industries
A device and method for validating a ticket having magnetic ink printed on at least one side of a ticket. The ink is magnetized to create a magnetic signal in...
Apparatus for structural testing
An inspection device for performing nondestructive testing on a test subject includes a manually controlled inspection cart. The inspection device also includes...
Multiple-mode acoustic wave sensor
A multiple-mode acoustic wave sensor apparatus includes an acoustic wave device comprising a piezoelectric substrate and at least one electrode on the substrate....
Drive, transmit & receive circuit for structural health monitoring systems
A transducer for use in a structural health monitoring system includes a single transducer element. The transducer includes a transmit assembly coupled to the...
Thick film technology based ultra high pressure sensor utilizing integral
port and diaphragm construction
A method and apparatus for configuring a pressure sensor. A homogeneous piece of metal can be provided. A pressure port and a machined diaphragm are integrated...
Integrated set/reset driver and magneto-resistive sensor
A magnetic-sensing apparatus and methods of making and using thereof are disclosed. The sensing apparatus may have one or more magneto-resistive-sensing...
Actuator with feedback for end stop positioning
Methods for operating an actuator including providing a position sensor and using the position sensor to provide end-stop functionality for the actuator. The...
Azeotrope-like compositions of 1,1,1,3,3-pentachloropropane and carbon
The invention relates to azeotropic and azeotrope-like mixtures of 1,1,1,3,3-pentachloropropane (HCC-240fa) and carbon tetrachloride and a process for separating...
Thermostat with parameter adjustment
A thermostat includes a number of control parameters including a temperature set point, a selected cycle rate, a room temperature swing setting, and/or any other...
Dual-actuator aircraft environmental control system valve
A regulator valve includes dual actuators that operate according to different principles to position a valve element to either an open or a closed position. One...
Structural health management system and method for enhancing availability
and integrity in the structural...
A structural health management system is disclosed. The structural health management system comprises a zone of sensors. A first sensor data collector is coupled...
Optical detection system for flow cytometry
An optical detection system for flow cytometry that uses two or more light sources positioned laterally at different distances from a central axis of a flow...
Halogenated thiophene monomer for the preparation of regioregular
Conductive polymers and a method of forming conductive polymers. More particularly, a method of forming head-to-tail coupled regioregular poly-(3-substituted)...
Axis symmetric specular reflector
A strobe unit includes a light source and a reflector. The reflector incorporates a plurality of reflecting regions arranged symmetrically about the source. Each...
Sound insulation for electric relay
An electric unit, such as a room thermostat has a circuit board and an electromechanical switch mounted to the circuit board. The circuit board and the...
Magneto-elastic resonator torque sensor
A magneto-elastic torque sensor and system include a substrate and a magneto-elastic sensing component formed from or on the substrate. The magneto-elastic...
Low cost high-pressure sensor
A pressure sensing apparatus including a thin disc of a metal having a ceramic material layer and piezoresistive elements formed thereon. A surface of the disc...
Method and apparatus for developing fault codes for complex systems based
on historical data
A method of developing fault codes for complex systems based on historical data that in one aspect is a software program arranged to be installed and to operate...
Compact coaxial nozzle for laser cladding
The present invention provides a compact coaxial nozzle useful in laser welding operations where the welding piece has a restricted or confined geometry. The...
Multiphase fiber materials and compositions, methods of manufacture and
A pre-fiber composition is disclosed herein that includes: a) a first fiber constituent having a first melting point; b) a second fiber constituent having a...
Low profile direct/indirect luminaires
A luminaire for distributing light rays from a light source may include first and second reflector sections. The first reflector portion may be configured to...
Micro-tensile testing system
A micro-tensile testing system providing a stand-alone test platform for testing and reporting physical or engineering properties of test samples of materials...
Pressure sensor with electronic datasheet
A pressure sensing system and method includes a pressure sensor configured to include a pressure sensing diaphragm and a pressure port. A memory circuit...
MEMS device with thinned comb fingers
Methods of fabricating thinned comb MEMS devices are disclosed. A comb drive device in accordance with an illustrative embodiment of the present invention can...
Flow sensor with self-aligned flow channel
A flow sensor is provided having a substrate with a sensing element and flow channel aligned over the sensing element. The sensing element senses at least one...
Methods and systems for vibropendulous error compensation of acceleration
A method for reducing effects of vibropendulous errors within a sensor device having three orthogonal sensors is described. The method includes calculating...
Apparatus and method for identifying informative data in a process control
A method includes identifying a signal and a disturbance using historical data associated with one or more process variables. The method also includes...
System and method for the safe automatic detection of a field device
communicating with current modulated signal
A current generator that provides a first current level to read a configuration parameter of a field device. The current generator also provides a second current...
Hybrid air collision avoidance system
A hybrid air collision avoidance system (HACAS) is an air collision avoidance system with extended existing air avoidance capabilities and incorporated with new...
Thermal interconnect systems methods of production and uses thereof
A thermal transfer material is described herein that includes: a heat spreader component, wherein the heat spreader component comprises a top surface, a bottom...
Maleated polypropylenes and processes for the preparation thereof
Disclosed are methods for advantageously producing maleated polypropylenes having a relatively high percentage of bound maleic anhydride, based on the total...
Apparatus for manufacturing filter cartridges, and method of using same
An apparatus for placing an end cap on a cylindrical workpiece includes a stationary support base, a guide member, a push bar, and an applicator device. The...
Vane and throat shaping
An exemplary vane for a radial turbine assembly includes a hub end and a shroud end that define vane height, a leading edge and a trailing edge that define vane...