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Power backup application to maintain normal flight recorder operation for a
specified period of time in case of...
A device and method to provide backup electrical power to a vehicle data acquisition and recording system. The device operates to control its charging state,...
Efficient light distribution system
High luminance display devices, typically utilized in applications requiring sunlight readability, require unique design methodologies as the thickness...
Magnetically sensed thermostat control
Methods and apparatuses for magnetically detecting a temperature change for thermostat control thereof are disclosed. A thermostat control device can be...
Electronic device having fibrous interface
Described is an electronic device having a compliant fibrous interface. The interface comprises a free fiber tip structure having flocked thermally conductive...
Oxygen scavenging high barrier polyamide compositions for packaging
Oxygen barrier polyamide compositions exhibiting high oxygen scavenging capability suitable for extended shelf-life packaging applications. Thus a polyamide...
The present invention provides a composition comprising (a) thermosetting component comprising: (1) optionally monomer of Formula I as set forth below and (2) at...
Methods and apparatus for weighting radar return data
A method for reducing effects of terrain return fading due to summation of out of phase radar returns in determining locations of radar targets is described. The...
Current confinement, capacitance reduction and isolation of VCSELs using
deep elemental traps
A VCSEL having a current confinement structure comprised of deep traps formed by implanting either iron (Fe) or chrome (Cr) into a group III-V compound, such as...
Protecting commercial airliners from man portable missiles
A commercial airliner (10) carries a sensor that detects a characteristic (21) associated with a man portable missile (20). Raw sensor data is transmitted via a...
Ground elimination technique in vertical profile radar displays
A method and system for suppression of ground returns in a vertical profile radar display. The method includes receiving radar returns each comprising a...
Instrumentation and control circuit having multiple, dissimilar sources for
supplying warnings, indications,...
An integrated cabin pressure control system valve that uses a dual, redundant channel electronic control unit for both control of the valve and to supply alarm,...
Method, apparatus and computer program product for helicopter tail strike
A method, apparatus and computer program product for alerting the pilot of a helicopter of a possible tail strike hazard.
Voltage control of an HR-PMG without a rotor position sensor
An electrical power system includes an electric power source, for example, an electrical machine, capable of supplying AC power to a load; a power converter...
Oxidation-protective coatings for carbon-carbon components
A coating for protecting a carbon fiber or carbon--carbon (C--C) composite component from oxidation comprises a precursor of fluidized glass applied to the...
Chemical mechanical planarization of low dielectric constant materials
The present invention relates to apparatus, procedures and compositions for avoiding and reducing damage to low dielectric constant materials and other soft...
Non-mechanical fabrication of carbon-containing work pieces
Complex features and fine details are created in a carbon containing work piece by photolithography. A mask layer is deposited by evaporation onto the work...
Laminated finger seal with ceramic composition
A ceramic finger seal for use between a housing and a combustor liner to inhibit air passage therebetween and for use in fluid sealing between a rotating shaft...
Method for forming an electro-mechanical device
Described are various improved methods of forming stable metallization for electronic devices, electromechanical devices, force-sensing devices and ...
Method for fabricating a plastic optic element injection mold
In order to produce precision optic elements using injection molded plastic, a metal mold is fabricated from two positive masters comprising exact metallic...
Indexing of knowledge base in multilayer self-organizing maps with hessian
and perturbation induced fast learning
A system and a method for an automated intelligent information mining includes receiving product-related queries and respective product-related information from...
Hold-up power supply for flash memory
A hold-up power supply for flash memory systems is provided. The hold-up power supply provides the flash memory with the power needed to temporarily operate when...
Multiple laser optical systems and methods
A multiple laser optical sensing system and method for detecting target characteristics are disclosed. The system includes a laser source with at least two...
Methods and apparatus for conversion of radar return data
An in-phase/quadrature component (IQ) mixer is configured to reject returns from a negative doppler shift swath in order to mitigate corruption of returns of a...
Method, apparatus and computer program products for alerting submersible
vessels to hazardous conditions
A navigational system for submersible vessels that provides warning of impending grounding occurrences. A data base of bottom contours and submerged obstructions...
System and method for controlling an active magnetic bearing using
continuous variable compensation
A system and method for controlling an active magnetic bearing assembly by varying the system control laws in a continuous non-linear fashion as a function of...
Rotor end caps and a method of cooling a high speed generator
An improved apparatus and method of having a pair of end caps on a rotor assembly of a multi-pole high-speed generator is provided for use with a turbine engine....
Laser cutting holes by trepanning on the fly
A system and method for trepanning holes into a work piece as relative movement between the work piece and a pulsed laser occurs. As a cylindrical work piece...
A beneficiated sludge solids composition comprising digested municipal sewage sludge, ammonium sulfate, and superphosphoric acid. Alternatively, a beneficiated...
Ambient adaptable optical combiner
A helmet apparatus to improve viewing of a display image as well as an external scene includes a combiner placed over one eye of the user. The combiner is coated...
Methods and apparatus for optimizing interferometric radar altimeter cross
An apparatus for calibrating a radar altimeter is described. The altimeter provides an angle to a target based on radar energy received at right, left, and...
Radar anti-fade systems and methods
A method for suppressing ground return radar fading in a radar altimeter is described. The method includes providing a radar gate width which corresponds to an...
Adaptive threshold voltage control with positive body bias for N and
A threshold control circuit for CMOS transistors wherein the voltage on the body of an n-channel reference transistor is controlled with a feedback circuit to...
Colored articles and compositions and methods for their fabrication
This invention provides improved methods and compositions for achieving material coloration using particle scattering. These coloration effects can be designed...
Cut-resistant polymeric sheets and articles formed therefrom
A polymeric sheet having excellent cut-resistance contains: (A) a polymeric material, and (B) a hard filler distributed in the polymeric material, the hard...
Manufacturable single-chip hydrogen sensor
A robust single-chip hydrogen sensor and a method for fabricating such a sensor. By utilizing an interconnect metallization material that is the same or similar...
Container-shaped physical vapor deposition targets
The invention includes container-shaped physical vapor deposition targets having a first conductive material in a container-shape and a second conductive...
Electrostatically actuated pump with elastic restoring forces
An apparatus for electrostatically pumping fluids without passing the fluids through the electric field of the pump is contemplated. Electrostatic forces are...
Variable geometry turbocharger having internal bypass exhaust gas flow
Variable geometry turbochargers include a turbine housing having an exhaust gas inlet and outlet, a volute connected to the inlet, and typically a nozzle wall...
Method for making a modular reed switch assembly
A modular reed switch assembly and method for making the same are provided. A switch assembly (101) includes a reed switch (206, 106) that is enclosed between a...
Distributed appliance control system having fault isolation
An appliance controller suitable for controlling a heating appliance (e.g., gas-fired water heating apparatus) having a distributed control system. The...
Method of joining mirrors to ring laser gyro block assemblies
A method of attaching at least one component to a ring laser gyro block. The method may include positioning the component so that a mounting surface of the at...
Apparatus and method providing a balancing load to a laser differential
A die having a semiconductor laser driven by a differential drive circuit is provided. The die provides a matched load to the drive circuit by also having a...
Methods and apparatus for viewing variable resolution information on a
The present invention includes a display for viewing information, where a number of lines on the display has a variable line resolution scale. Each of the number...
Method and apparatus for an optical function generator for seamless tiled
Producing seamless tiled images from multiple displays includes measuring a luminance profile of each of the displays, computing a desired luminance profile for...
Wireless system with variable learned-in transmit power
A building monitoring and control system is disclosed that includes a bi-directional radio link between master and remote units, wherein the remote units adjust...
Fixture-less bare board tester
Methods and devices for testing connectivity between connectors on a circuit board include utilizing a bias board having a photoconductive layer coated with a...
Magnetic-effect sensing apparatus with signal thresholding
An apparatus and method for detecting gear features is provided. The apparatus includes a magnetic-sensing element, a thresholding module, and an output module....
System and method for end turn retention on a high speed generator rotor
A new improved system and method for end turn retention for wires on a generator rotor for use in high speed applications such as in aircraft applications. The...
Spatially modulated reflector for an optoelectronic device
Improved resonant reflectors are provided for increased mode control of optoelectronic devices. Some of the resonant reflectors provide improved mode control...
Antifog/barrier laminate for use in meat packaging
A multilayered packaging film having good antifog performance that is suitable for use in food packaging. The multilayered film comprises a nylon film having...