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Heat exchanger having silicon nitride substrate for mounting high power
A heat exchanger includes a silicon nitride substrate. Electronic components may be surface mounted to the substrate. A fluid passageway in the heat exchanger...
Magnetic switching with expanded hard-axis magnetization volume at
magnetoresistive bit ends
A magnetoresistive apparatus and method of operation with improved switching characteristics is provided. Switching of a magnetic direction of a magnetic layer...
Sensor and method for detecting fiber optic faults
A fiber optic fault detector and generic fiber optic sensor system for detecting breaks in an optical fiber using a low coherence interferometric technique. The...
Security system with remote indication device
A method and device for providing status of a security system to a user by a remote indication device in response an external stimulus. A status request trigger...
Calibrated, low-profile magnetic sensor
A calibrated, low-profile magnetic sensor and method for forming such a sensor are described herein. Generally, a magnetic sensing device is formed within a...
Speed sensing system with automatic sensitivity adjustment
An electronic circuit measures a pulse frequency and/or a pulse period of pulses in a sensor signal originating in a sensor coil, the pulses being zero crossing...
Low dielectric constant organic dielectrics based on cage-like structures
A low dielectric constant material has a first backbone with an aromatic moiety and a first reactive group, and a second backbone with an aromatic moiety and a...
Thermal interface materials
A crosslinkable thermal interface material is produced by combining at least one rubber compound, at least one amine resin and at least one thermally conductive...
Physical vapor deposition target constructions
The invention encompasses a method of bonding a first mass to a second mass. A first mass of first material and a second mass of second material are provided and...
Method for forming a carbon deposit inhibiting thermal barrier coating for
A method for forming a carbon deposit inhibiting thermal barrier coating for an internal element or component of a gas turbine engine. Such coating includes a...
Physical vapor deposition target
A physical vapor deposition target includes an alloy of copper and silver, with the silver being present in the alloy at from less than 1.0 at % to 0.001 at %....
High speed yarn finish application
Methods and devices are provided to actively apply finish to one or more yarns in motion at speeds greater than about 3000 m/min, to achieve a finish application...
Adapter for surface mount devices to through hole applications
An electrical adapter formed of a printed wiring board having opposing primary and secondary sides and at least one printed circuit having a plurality of solder...
Hermetic seal for devices with limited rotation
A hermetic seal (10) for a limited rotation device (12) includes a plurality of vertical convolutes (18) bonded to a device housing (16) at their respective...
Pressure transducer with composite diaphragm
A method of forming a composite diaphragm for a pressure transducer is disclosed. The method comprises providing a substrate layer having a first conductivity...
Environmental control system
An environmental control system has a cooling loop including a cooling turbine which, in use, drives a compressor, and an intercooler apparatus, for cooling air...
Method for diagnosing a network
The present invention, in one embodiment, is a network having at least one controllable CAN-based sensor device having a microcontroller, a power source and at...
Probabilistic map for a building
A probabilistic map generator for indicating the probability of a chemical, biological or other agent in a structure or building. The building is mapped in to...
Continuous flow method and system for placement of balancing fluid on a
rotating device requiring dynamic balancing
Methods and systems for continuously transferring balancing mass to a rotating system or rotating device in order to dynamically balance the rotating system or...
System and method to accomplish high-accuracy mixing
A system and method is disclosed for determining the proper mixture of substances (e.g. phosphors) or sources (e.g. of light) to obtain a required or desired...
Networking system for mobile data communications
An improved technique for networking multiple users for retrieving data information from various data sources provides a less costly method for retrieving...
Integratable-fluid flow and property microsensor assembly
An integratable fluid flow and property microsensor assembly is configured to be operably embedded in a microfluidic cartridge of the type used in lab-on-a-chip...
Cold spare circuit for CMOS output circuit
A first cold spare circuit has first and second transistors, and a second cold spare circuit has third and fourth transistors. The first transistor has a gate...
A radiation hardening circuit that includes two series-connected transistors that can replace any single transistor in a circuit. The hardening circuit includes...
High-molecular weight polymers and methods of manufacture
A composition comprises a solid-stated block copolymer of an aromatic polyester and a caprolactone, wherein the copolymer has been solid state polymerized such...
Oxygen scavenging polymer compositions containing ethylene vinyl alcohol
Oxygen barrier polymer compositions exhibiting high oxygen scavenging capability suitable for extended shelf-life, packaging applications. These polymer...
Bonding for a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) and MEMS based devices
A method of bonding and packaging components of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and MEMS based devices using a Solid-Liquid InterDiffusion (SLID) process...
Reflector with complex parabolid surface for elongated light source
A surface mountable strobe incorporates an elongated light source and a multi-element reflector. The reflector includes a first generally circular partial...
Hydraulic system for aircraft landing gear
A hydraulic system for raising and lowering aircraft landing gear (11, 12) includes an actuator (18) which is extendible and retractable to operate the landing...
Noise source for starting MEMS gyroscope
By injecting noise into drive electronics, the start time of the MEMS gyroscope may be improved. A noise source is used to provide bandwidth limited white noise...
Low power gas leak detector
A leak detector having a multi-stage concentrator, consisting of an array of heater elements which desorb analytes in a phased manner, in synch with the sample...
Gas turbine combustor heat shield impingement cooling baffle
A heat shield for a combustor dome includes U-shaped baffles on the outer diameter area of the upstream surface of the heat shield. The baffles are clocked with...
High-pressure ratio turbocharger
A high-pressure ratio turbocharger of this invention has a two-stage compressor section comprising a first-stage compressor impeller rotatably disposed in a...
System and method for trajectory optimization using adaptive navigation
The present invention relates to a method for optimizing a route of a vehicle including planning an initial route using rules to estimate navigation system...
Optical corrosion measurement system
A system for measuring pitting corrosion in metal using a digital camera having a lens and an output unit for identifying the color of a metal coupon on a gray...
System and method for actively limiting the power drawn from a power
A control system (10) actively limits the power drawn from a main power distribution bus (20) by one or more electric loads (30). The system (10) includes...
Imaging methods and systems for concealed weapon detection
Imaging methods and systems for concealed weapon detection are disclosed. In an active mode, a target can be illuminated by a wide-band RF source. A mechanically...
A vehicle detecting system and method for use on a specific location such as an airport, including a sensor string nominally perpendicular to the direction of...
System level hardening of asynchronous combinational logic
A system and method for hardening an asynchronous combinational logic circuit against Single Event Upset (SEU) is presented. The asynchronous combinational logic...
A battery charger charges a plurality of battery portions (204-214) connected in series with one another, a battery portion comprising at least one cell. The...
System and method for retaining wedges in a rotor
A rotor with wedges and a method of retaining wedges in a rotor are disclosed. The rotor includes a shaft, first and second poles extending radially from the...
Torque generation for salient-pole synchronous machine for start-up of a
A system and method to provide an improved power electronics starting system (100) in which starting torque is delivered by a salient pole synchronous machine...
Toggle switch cover apparatus and method
A toggle switch cover apparatus and method are disclosed, which includes a mounting nut and a bushing for a toggle switch, such that the bushing comprises a...
Compositions of hydrofluorocarbons and trans-1,2-dichloroethylene
The present invention provides compositions comprising an HFC component and a non-HFC component consisting essentially of methanol, having boiling points that...
Purification of gaseous inorganic halide
The present invention provides an apparatus and method for the purification of gaseous inorganic halides utilizing a reactive metal and molecular sieves to...
Methods and apparatus for recirculating air in a controlled ventilated
Methods and apparatus for recirculating air in a controlled ventilated environment. In one example, recirculation of air from one or more rooms in a multiple...
Aperiodic struts for enhanced blade responses
A system and method for reducing blade strain on the fan blades of an air cycle machine is proposed. The method involves a strut arrangement that is positioned...
Trim balancing of second-order non-linearity in double ended tuning fork
A method for designing double-ended tuning fork (DETF) sensors such that the second-order non-linearity of a first DETF and of a second DETF substantially cancel.
Semiconductor laser-based area scanner
Multiple laser optical sensing systems and methods for detecting target characteristics are disclosed. The present invention detects the presence of an object in...
Method of removing water from hydrofluorocarbon manufacturing processes
Disclosed are improved fluorination processes and fluorine-containing compositions which involve introducing to one or more fluorination process compositions a...