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Flush surface air data sensor
An air data sensor for an aircraft has a flush mounted plate at the outside surface of the aircraft and a housing for the sensor within the aircraft below the...
Apparatus and method for testing jet engine fuel manifold flow distribution
An apparatus and method for testing the flow distribution through a turbine engine fuel manifold and one or more nozzles connected to the manifold. A plurality...
Vane design for use in variable geometry turbocharger
Improved vanes of this invention are constructed for use within a variable geometry turbocharger assembly. Each vane comprises an inner airfoil surface oriented...
System, method and apparatus for pattern recognition with application to
symbol recognition and regeneration...
The invention provides a technique for pattern recognition that employs a state machine that incorporates a sequence of table-look-up operations. A sequence of...
Enhanced functionalized carbon molecular sieves for simultaneous CO2 and
water removal from air
A carbon dioxide and water adsorbent comprises a carbonized and activated precursor material having first functional sites that adsorb carbon dioxide and second...
HF etching and oxide scale removal
Methods for etching or removing oxide scale from a substrate by applying a composition containing a polymer and an effective amount of hydrofluoric acid and...
Titanium-based heat exchangers and methods of manufacture
Oxidation protection of a titanium heat exchanger is provided by a titanium aluminide or solgel coating. The coating protects bare titanium and brazed surfaces...
Nanoporous dielectric films with graded density and process for making such
The present invention relates to nanoporous dielectric films and to a process for their manufacture. A substrate having a plurality of raised lines on its...
High speed yarn finish application
Methods and devices to actively apply finish to one or more yarns in motion at speeds greater than about 3000 m/min, to achieve a finish application of 0.2 wt %...
Turbocharger thrust bearing
A double sided 360.degree. thrust bearing having oppositely oriented interlocking elements each with an open segment and an elevated segment is assembled over a...
Oxidation protection for carbon/carbon composite and graphite friction
The invention provides for oxidatively resistant surface coated carbon/carbon composites and other graphite-like material, a method for the preparation of these...
Ejector-based cooling system for turbochargers
A turbocharger component cooling system employs an ejector using energizing gas from the turbocharger system to draw cooling fluid through a plenum around the...
System and method for multiprocessor management
Disclosed is system and method for managing a multiprocessor system including at least one master processor in communication with at least one remote processor....
3-D weather buffer display system
The present invention comprises a system, method, and computer program product for generating various weather radar images. A weather radar display system...
System and method for using magneto-resistive sensors as dual purpose
An integrated dual-purpose sensor is shown. The dual-purpose sensor in one embodiment of the present invention includes a full Wheatstone bridge or a half...
Determination of maximum travel of linear actuator
An apparatus for and method of monitoring the operation of a stepper motor used to control the main burner valve of a gas appliance by positioning a linear...
SEU hard majority voter for triple redundancy
Majority voting between triple redundant integrated circuits is used in order to provide an SEU hardened output signal. Accordingly, an input signal is processed...
Device for controllable stretching of thin materials
A worktable that can be used to support a substrate while forming a hole therein. The worktable may include one or more actuators that stretch the substrate. The...
Methods and apparatus for a light source with a raised LED structure
A light source incorporates light emitting diodes (LEDs). The LEDs may be raised off the floor of the optical cavity to permit light to be emitted from the base...
Thrust reverser system with a pass-through torque activated brake
A thrust reverser system that includes a pass-through torque activated brake assembly that limits the torque applied in portions of the thrust reverser system...
Energy-based thresholds applied dynamic balancing
A method and system for dynamically balancing a rotating system or rotating device utilizing energy-based threshold measurements, wherein the rotating system...
Control method for variable geometry turbocharger and related system
Control method for variable geometry turbocharger and related system are disclosed, wherein a boost target for a turbocharger is determined. Next, an error value...
Methods and apparatus for graphical display interaction
The present invention includes systems and methods which overcome the shortcomings of the prior art by providing improved control of cursor commands directed by...
System and method for controlling communication and navigational devices
A system and method for graphically controlling a communication device and displaying its characteristics on a display within a vehicle including a ...
Synchronized pulse width modulator
A delta-sigma modulator for an analog-to-digital converter device and method for reducing a quantization error resulting from differences between the periods of...
Pneumatic actuator canister
A pneumatic actuator canister body employs a press fit cup received over an end portion of the canister to engage mounting studs extending through apertures in...
Dynamic balancing application mass placement
Methods and systems for distributing mass across a limited number of receiving receptacles associated with a rotating device or rotating system in order to...
An apparatus and method for suspending two or more force-versus-displacement sensors for measuring displacement of a pendular structure relative to a frame...
Force-sensing transducers, accelerometers, rate sensors, methods of forming
force-sensing transducers, and...
Performance-enhancing, reduced-area metalization adhesion areas in force-sensing transducers are described.
Net zero isolator
A net zero isolator having an elongated linear displacement member; and first and second counter rotation members arranged crosswise to the linear displacement...
Conformal fluid data sensor
A gaseous fluid data sensor assembly for acquiring data regarding the ambient environment adjacent a surface of an airframe with adjacent air speeds below 40...
Conditioning of air supply
A method and apparatus for conditioning a supply of bleed air from an aircraft engine to a system using such bleed air, including passing the bleed air to a...
Method and apparatus for improving fault classifications
A method for improving fault classifications for failure modes in complex systems, and a software program embodying the method or a corresponding method together...
Processor based strobe with feedback
Strobe control circuitry combines several approaches to limit in-rush current. One circuit limits initial circuit response to an applied voltage that has been...
Multi-pole high speed generator with a modular rectifier circuit
A multi-pole high speed generator includes a rectifier module assembly that is dimensioned to be mounted within the hub of a high speed generator exciter...
Microbolometer operating system
A method for reading a microbolometer array that is arranged into a number of rows and columns. Preferably, the method includes deselecting all columns in the...
Preparation and purification of diborane
BF.sub.3 CO.sub.2 or both are removed from a mixture containing these gases with B.sub.2 H.sub.6 by contacting the mixture with an inorganic hydroxide such as...
Visual indication of uninstalled control panel functions
A standardized control panel for aircraft provides manually operable controls that are configured to activate an aircraft function if the requested aircraft...
Fluid flow sensing and control method and apparatus
A gas mass flow sensor or probe (35, 37, 39) of an air flow sensing and control system (17, 19, 21) based upon hot-wire type devices where flow sensing is...
Air cycle cooling system
An air cycle cooling system for cooling a first heat load and a second heat load, the system including a compressor to pressurise air in the system, and an...
System for warming pressurized gas
A plurality of vessels contains pressurized gas. Each vessel fluidly communicates with an adjacent vessel through a line. A heat exchanger is positioned in a...
Untwisted wrapped singles yarns and carpets manufactured therefrom
The yarns of the invention include untwisted wrapped singles yarns having a core strand and a wrapper yarn. The wrapper yarn is a base synthetic fiber and a...
System and method for constructing an ole process control compliant data
server from a noncompliant user...
A system for, and method of, constructing an Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) for Process Control (OPC) compliant data server from a device-specific...
Scanner using lens array producing inverted images
An optically-based and image processing-based scanner including a lens array, an imager, and an array of baffles to define paths of light between the lenses and...
Dithering system and method for a laser diode light source for an optical
A system and method are provided for improving spectrum linewidth and stability while using the lasing region of a conventional laser diode light source. The...
Canonical Huffman encoded data decompression algorithm
A decompression algorithm for parallel decompression of compressed canonical Huffman encoded data by providing a fast peripheral to decompress the data, thereby...
AC-coupled sensor signal conditioning circuit
A method and apparatus for minimizing errors in a sensor device due to signal amplitude variation are disclosed herein. A signal output from the sensor device is...
Parasitic power supply system for supplying operating power to a control
A system and method to parasitically take electrical power from a source of ac load power to provide a voltage source to directly power an associated control...
Small profile spectrometer
A low profile spectrometer includes one or more electromagnetic energy emitters, one or more electromagnetic energy detectors, and an optical path including a...
Stacked ball grid array
A ball grid array mounted circuit includes a stress relief substrate having spaced conductive vias extending between its surfaces and connection pads at the...