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Titanium-based and zirconium-based mixed materials and sputtering targets
The invention encompasses methods of forming titanium-based mixed-metal materials and zirconium-based mixed-metal materials utilizing one or more of a reduction...
Methods and apparatus for storing and delivering air to buildings
Methods and systems are provided for enhancing the air quality in buildings during a chemical and/or biological attack and/or when the air quality around a...
Automatic detection and correction of marginal data in polling loop system
Provided is a system and method for detecting marginal data transmissions from any of a number of security devices in a security system including a control unit...
Coordination in multilayer process control and optimization schemes
Loads 1, 2, . . . , N are controlled by predicting a total energy requirement for the loads 1, 2, . . . , N at prediction points k=0, 1, 2, . . . , K, by...
A microwave isolator including a driving circuit and a receiving circuit, wherein the driving circuit receives an input signal from a first isolated circuit and...
Remote velocity sensor slaved to an integrated GPS/INS
A unit is configured to provide acceleration, velocity, and position information for one or more points on a vehicle. The unit includes an integrated global...
Micropower apparatus for low impedance measurements
A micropower apparatus and method for milliohm resistance detection includes a drive circuit and a monitoring circuit. The drive circuit includes a step up...
Magnetic differential field sensor using hysteresis field in AMR films
A method and system for detecting a magnetic field utilizing a magnetoresistor of a magnetic sensor is disclosed. A normalized magnetoresistance associated with...
Swing arm switch actuator assembly
An apparatus is provided for activating switches in a leading edge flap drive actuator. The apparatus comprises a mount plate having at least a first side, a...
Jet fuel and air system for starting auxiliary power unit
A system for starting an APU, including an air control valve assembly located in the air flow passageway extending between a source of pressurized air and a...
Relational database for maintenance information for complex systems
A relational database is for relating maintenance information that differs for each of a plurality of complex systems, such as a plurality of differing aircraft,...
Near-IR human detector
A detection method and system that detects reflection from a scene in at least a portion of an upper band of the near infrared spectrum (e.g., at least a portion...
Apparatus and method for providing a ground reference potential
A circuit on a printed circuit board transmits radio frequency (RF) signals. A modulator operatively coupled to the printed circuit board modulates a signal to...
Synthetic airborne hazard display
A system and method for downlinking weather data, generated by existing weather and data sensors, to a ground station. The ground station utilizes data from...
Mixed metal materials
The invention includes a method of forming a material which comprises at least two elements. More specifically, the method comprises providing an electrolytic...
Diverted flow thrust bearing
A hydrodynamic thrust bearing of this invention comprises a body having a load-bearing surface comprising an oil supply channel and an oil return channel...
Flight control actuation system
A flight control actuation system comprises a controller, electromechanical actuator and a pneumatic actuator. During normal operation, only the ...
Flow sensor package
A flow sensor package with a housing, a pressure sensing element, a restriction, and an elastomeric seal. The housing has a base, a cover, an inlet port, an...
A humidity controller for an air handling unit of a space, room or zone. The controller may be a dehumidification system integrated with a constant volume air...
Airflow modulation technique for low emissions combustors
The present invention is directed to a fluidic system and method for controlling the airflow to a lean premix combustor. The system and method as disclosed allow...
Methods and systems for calibration and compensation of accelerometers with
A method for determining compensation coefficients for accelerometers which exhibit bias transients is described. The method comprises estimating bias ...
Apparatus for improved integrity of wide area differential satellite
An arrangement and appertaining method utilizing the arrangement provides a cost effective way to implement an accurate and cost effective satellite positioning...
Ground proximity warning system, method and computer program product for
controllably altering the base width...
A ground proximity warning system, method and computer program product are provided that controllably alter the base width of the alert envelope in order to...
Spin-on-glass anti-reflective coatings for photolithography
Anti-reflective coating materials for ultraviolet photolithography include at least one organic light-absorbing compound incorporated into spin-on-glass...
Method and system for turbomachinery surge detection
A method and system for surge detection within a gas turbine engine, comprises: measuring the compressor discharge pressure (CDP) of the gas turbine over a...
Tool path planning process for component by layered manufacture
Methods for improving the manufacture of objects made by layered manufacturing techniques through improved tool path generation. A vertex improvement aspect...
Wavelength specific coating for mirrored optics and method for reducing
reflection of white light
An amorphous diamond coating applied onto mirrored optics in an infrared motion sensor to block specific wavelengths of energy from a "white light" source like a...
Circuit using current limiting to reduce power consumption of actuator with
DC brush motor
A drive circuit including a motor for positioning a damper from a rest position to a stalled position and protect the drive mechanism from damage due to...
Processor controlled strobe
A strobe light responds to both an input voltage range of about 8-40 volts and a selectable candela output. A programmed processor stores a plurality of...
Overvoltage protection device using pin diodes
A device and method of manufacture for a low capacitance overvoltage protection device. This is accomplished through the use of PiN diodes to shunt overvoltage...
An automatically testable obscuration detector incorporates one of an electrically controllable filter or a mechanically selected filter. Filtered outputs can be...
Method and apparatus for determining the pass through flux of magnetic
The invention includes an apparatus and method for determining the pass through flux of magnetic materials. The apparatus comprises one or more magnetic field...
Separation of halogenated compounds
A process for removing a chlorinated methane impurity from a stream comprising a halogenated compound other than the chlorinated methane impurity, the process...
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...
Label-based controller commissioning system
A commissioning system incorporates a commissioning station for mounting a controller to be commissioned by the action of loading data into a writable memory of...
Small pipe bore ultrasonic flowmeter detector
A flowmeter detector for determining the flow volume of a fluid medium that includes a measuring line having first and second ends and a fluid medium entry and...
Manifold for processing a stacked array of laser block assemblies
A manifold for providing the simultaneous processing of a plurality of laser block assemblies. In one embodiment, the manifold includes a hollow passage formed...
Power line monitor and interrupt arrangement for averting premature lamp
mortality in low voltage conditions
A system and method for mitigating the effects of low power line voltage that can otherwise cause premature lamp mortality. A monitor circuit is provided for...
Programmable multi-chip module
A multi-chip module comprising a low-temperature co-fired ceramic substrate having a first side on which are mounted active components and a second side on which...
Method for eliminating reaction between photoresist and OSG
A method of forming a microelectronic device while preventing photoresist poisoning. Various layers of conductive metals and dielectric materials are deposited...
Method for processing metals
The invention encompasses a method and apparatus for producing high-purity metals (such as, for example, high-purity cobalt), and also encompasses the...
Method for growing single crystal GaN on silicon
A method for growing a single crystal GaN film at least 2 microns thick on a Si substrate is disclosed. The method includes growing a prelayer, a buffer layer...
Optical distribution components
An efficient redundant light distribution system includes redundant light generation enclosures providing light to a collector array 10, coupled to an...
Reflective apparatus and method for optically sensing relative torque
employing Moire fringes
Systems and methods analyze the performance of a mechanical system having two identical rotating members therein. Light is directed from two identical light...
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...
Methods and systems for actively controlling movement within MEMS
A method for reducing effects of common mode oscillations between two respective proof masses in micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) devices is described. The...
Burner control panel interface
Tunable optical filter
A tunable filter having a top mirror, a bottom mirror, and one or more intervening layers. The one or more intervening layers preferably have a refractive index...
Programmable temporal codes/pulses
A software driven, audible output control module can carry out bi-directional communications with an alarm system using the same common link as is used by...
Edge bead removal for spin-on materials containing low volatility solvents
using carbon dioxide cleaning
Methods are provided for removing edge beads from spin-on films. A spin-on film is removed from a region of a surface of a spin-coated substrate adjacent to an...