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Compliant fibrous thermal interface
Described is a fibrous thermal interface. The interface comprises flocked thermally conductive fibers embedded in an adhesive in substantially vertical...
A spin finish applied to industrial yarn. It enhances yarn processability as evidenced by low fuming, improved mechanical quality at lower amounts of spin finish...
Cautious optimization strategy for emission reduction
A system of controlling combustion of fuel in a boiler having an adjustable air-to-fuel ratio. A first sensor is used to measure the CO production to provide a...
Versatile method and system for VCSEL-based bar code scanner
A versatile system and method for VCSEL (vertical cavity surface emitting laser) bar code and data scanning is disclosed, including a housing (102) having a...
Avionics system for determining terminal flightpath
A method, avionics apparatus and computer program for determining a terminal flight path, including access to aircraft position information provided by a Global...
Zone of greatest demand controller, apparatus, and method
A controller, multiple zone control apparatus, and method for controlling temperature independently in each zone for use in a structure having an interior...
A method for object detection that utilizes a patterned background. Patterned backgrounds are chosen such that each reference image analyzed will have both light...
Terrain data retrieval system
A terrain-awareness system (TAS) provides LOOK-AHEAD/LOOK-DOWN as well as LOOK-UP terrain advisory and warning indications to the pilot of an aircraft of a...
Optically powered resonant integrated microstructure pressure sensor
A pressure sensor using an optically powered resonant integrated microstructure (O-RIMS). The pressure sensor comprises a planar substrate having a photodiode, a...
One piece pre-molded environmental seal for toggle switch
A toggle switch has a switch cover, a toggle lever, and a one piece pre-molded seal. The switch cover has an opening, and the toggle lever extends through the...
Flexible optic connector assembly
A self-aligned optical coupler, and method of manufacturing thereof, for conducting light from and to vertical and/or horizontal ports on optical devices or...
Turbine housing for high exhaust temperature
A turbocharger turbine housing of this invention comprises a generally circular-shaped body having an exhaust gas inlet flange at a radial housing end and an...
Cambered vane for use in turbochargers
Improved cambered vanes are constructed for use within a vaned turbocharger and comprise an inner airfoil surface oriented adjacent a turbine wheel, and an outer...
Method, apparatus and computer program product for managing line-of-sight
A signal processing device references a database of communication/navigation facilities and determines if communications are available with that facility given a...
System for selecting and displaying flight management system procedures
A system, method and device for selecting and displaying navigational information is presented which displays navigational procedures and/or options, allows for...
Method and system for generating weather and ground reflectivity
A method, system, and computer program product for storing weather radar return data into a three-dimensional buffer. The system includes a radar system that...
Apparatus, method, and computer program product for generating terrain
clearance floor envelopes about a...
The present invention provides several apparatus, methods, and computer program products for generating a terrain clearance floor envelope for use in a ground...
Thermal switch containing preflight test feature and fault location
An integral resistance element combined with a snap-action thermal switch and coupled to an output thereof, the snap-action thermal switch being structured in a...
Magnetic actuation of a switching device
A control device including a switch with a ferromagnetic armature moving between a first position and a second position. The armature actuates a plunger that...
360-degree rotary position sensor having a magnetoresistive sensor and a
By combining outputs from a Hall sensor and a magnetoresistive (MR) sensor, a 360-degree rotary position sensor can be achieved. The Hall sensor and the MR...
Gallium based electrical switch devices using ex-situ and in-situ
separation of oxides
A gallium based switch or sensor devices, and a process for producing such devices, in which gallium or a gallium alloy, the surface oxide is separated either...
Electroless platinum-rhodium alloy plating
The present invention relates to electroless plating of a platinum-rhodium alloy onto a substrate. More particularly, this invention pertains to an aqueous...
Interface materials and methods of production and use thereof
An interface material comprising a resin mixture and at least one solder material is herein described. The resin material may comprise any suitable resin...
Method for making performs
A method for manufacturing a preform having a desirably uniform distribution of structural forms (for example and without limitation, particles, flakes, and...
Oil-less shaft coupling utilizing carbon-carbon composite and method of
A shaft coupling is made from carbon-carbon composite to achieve significantly higher temperature capability, combined with lubricity and high strength, allowing...
Small size, high capacitance readout silicon based MEMS accelerometer
An apparatus and method for sensing accelerations and other forces. The apparatus having a cover plate having an inner portion and an outer portion, the inner...
Vapor membrane dehumidification for air cycle environment control system
The vapor membrane dehumidification device and method for air cycle environment control systems uses a semipermeable vapor membrane for water vapor, air...
Control system for electric assisted turbocharger
System for controlling an electric assisted turbocharger comprise an electric motor disposed within turbocharger, and an electric motor controller electrically...
A self-set yarn made from bicomponent fibers forms helical crimps that lock in twist and form bulk.
Time-efficient inter-process communication in a harmonic rate system
A time-efficient inter-process communication method (50, 60) and protocol allowing producers and consumers to execute at any combination of periods, where...
High temperature electrode seal in a ring laser gyro
A ring laser gyro having a high temperature seal. The ring laser gyro includes a laser block of known construction having a closed loop passage formed within the...
System and method for predicting and displaying wake vortex turbulence
A circuit and method for predicting an intersection of a host aircraft flight path with the wake vortex of another aircraft.
Purification of 1,1,1,3,3-pentafluorobutane
In the synthesis of 1,1,1,3,3-pentafluorobutane (R-365mfc), a mixture of R-365mfc and the impurity 1,1,1,3-tetrafluoro-2-butene (R-1354mzy) is purified and...
Very ultra thin conductor layers for printed wiring boards
Disclosed is a metal-clad laminate product having a carrier film, a aqueous soluble release or parting layer deposited onto the carrier film and which can be...
Method and apparatus for thermal powered control
A system in accordance with the invention includes a thermo-electric device that is physically proximate with a thermal energy source, where, in operation, the...
Chemical or biological attack detection and mitigation system
Systems and methods for monitoring buildings to detect harmful chemical or biological agents. Self-propelled harmful agent detectors are provided that can propel...
Variable geometry ejector for a bleed air system using integral ejector
exit pressure feedback
A system and method of using a variable geometry ejector for a bleed air system using integral bleed pressure feedback which utilizes a minimal amount of...
Method and system for detecting fluid injection from stationary to rotating
Methods and systems are disclosed for detecting mass transfer in a rotating device or rotating system, such as a washing machine or dishwasher. Mass may be...
Alarm recovery method and system using two notification messages
An alarm recovery method and device for regenerating a list of alarm state values of a device after loss of communication or other discontinuity in processing is...
Alerting and notification system
An alerting and/or notification system for operator(s) of a vehicle about conditions that affect the operation of the vehicle. The system collects information...
Three dimensional conductive strap for a magnetorestrictive sensor
A magnetoresistive sensor has a semiconductor substrate and an insulator over the substrate. A magnetoresistive film is embedded in the insulator responsive...
Position sensor and actuating system
The present invention provides methods, systems, and apparati for fail passive error detection and control of a linear actuator recentering system. In an...
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...
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...
Protective coating including porous silicon nitride matrix and noble metal
A turbomachine component includes a silicon nitride substrate and a protective coating on the substrate. The protective coating includes a porous silicon nitride...
Laminar body having phosphorescent properties, process for producing it and
Laminar body comprising a substrate, and applied thereto on one or both sides, at least one layer containing an enamel, wherein the layer or layers containing an...
Method for producing lithium metal oxides
The invention relates to a method for producing lithium metal oxides, comprising at least one annealing stage. The inventive method is characterized in that at...
Modified butterfly valve and assembly
Butterfly valves of this invention generally comprise a flapper element that is rotatably disposed within an annular bore of a valve housing. The valve may be...
Aluminum-comprising target/backing plate structures
The invention includes an aluminum-comprising physical vapor deposition target bonded to an aluminum-comprising backing plate to a bond strength of greater than...
Laser light sources having integrated detector and intensity control and
methods of producing same
A device to monitor light output from a light source, including a V-groove substrate with a reflective coating deposited on at least one surface, an optical...