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Layered hard mask and dielectric materials and methods therefor
A damascene structure includes a hard mask layer that is applied in a liquid phase to a line dielectric layer. Contemplated hard mask layers comprise a Si--N...
Face seal assembly with composite rotor
A composite face seal having an annular seal rotor with a metal base portion and a radially extending flange. The flange having first and second axially facing...
Inverse corner cube for non-intrusive three axis vibration measurement
A non-intrusive apparatus and method for measuring vibration of an object along three axes. A vibration measurement device is provided which has three orthogonal...
Flow rate module and integrated flow restrictor
An integrated module is provided for measuring a flow rate of a fluid, whether gaseous or liquid, with a flow restrictor comprising a plurality of orifices...
Fixed beam high-g shock pulse generator apparatus and method
An apparatus and method for use in testing devices under high-g environments is disclosed in which an elastic beam, rigidly fastened at least at one end, carries...
Method for controlling fuel flow to a gas turbine engine
A system for controlling the flow of fuel to a gas turbine engine is operable in at least two modes. In a first mode, the flow rate of fuel supplied from a fuel...
System architecture for electromechanical thrust reverser actuation systems
An electromechanical thrust reverser actuation system that is designed with non-symmetric redundant channels is interfaced with an aircraft engine control system...
Insertion extraction device having a flexible sleeve
An insertion extraction device (IED) (100) is suitable for use in attaching a movable object (40) to a fixed structure (20) with a limited amount of force. The...
Apparatus for the display of weather and terrain information on a single
A display system having a display screen for graphical display of data, a graphics processor for receiving data from at least a terrain data base and data from a...
Multi-channel precision synchronous voltage-to-frequency converter
A multi-channel synchronous voltage-to-frequency converter (SVFC) realized in an integrated semiconductor circuit. The multi-channel SVFC having an operational...
Dielectric films for narrow gap-fill applications
A colloidal suspension of nanoparticles composed of a dense material dispersed in a solvent is used in forming a gap-filling dielectric material with low thermal...
Pressure sensing fluid filter system
An apparatus for determining hydraulic pressure within a pressure sensing fluid filter assembly includes a pressure-sensing polymer thick film transducer...
Low species buffered rinsing fluids and method
A method of rinsing an electronic substrate recognizes that adding a buffer to a rinsing fluid eliminates fluctuations in the amount of residues on an electronic...
Plastic filter housing formed from multiple sections and having a skewed
weld seam, and filter incorporating same
A hollow plastic filter housing which is assembled from multiple parts, in which two primary housing members are alignable along a seam, and wherein the seam is...
Flooding communication using an access table to establish transmission
A communication protocol and hardware is provided which allows a meshed network to reliably perform in a real-time environment. The protocol establishes that...
Wavelet compression of gravity correction data
Compressed wavelet transform coefficients are used to correct outputs of inertial sensors for gravitational deflections. The compressed wavelet transform...
18-pulse rectification system using a wye-connected autotransformer
An electrical AC-DC power conversion system featuring 18-pulse rectification and utilizing a low weight wye-connected phase shifting autotransformer (500)...
Wireless electronic display
The present invention is a portable electronic video display. The display is configured to be worn on the arm or wrist of a user, or stored in a pocket or...
Methods of forming physical vapor deposition target/backing plate
The invention encompasses PVD target/backing plate assemblies which include a PVD target having a surface, and a bonding layer on the surface. The bonding layer...
Polyester resin and industrial yarn process
A polyester resin, a method for its preparation, the polyester prepared by the method, a method for manufacturing therefrom at increased productivity a...
Water reclamation system
A water reclamation system for a closed environment includes a mixer that receives brine. A processor is downstream of the mixer, with the processor distilling...
A turbocharger for an internal combustion engine comprises an air intake, a compressor, a compressor housing (2), a plurality of bypass channels (1) formed in...
Fixed-bandwidth correlation window method and system for a self-balancing
A method and system for dynamically balancing a rotating system or rotating device utilizing data collection and correlation techniques to extract balance...
Electric boost and/or generator
Exemplary methods, devices and/or system for enhancing engine performance through use of one or more compressors and/or one or more turbines. An exemplary system...
Iterative learning update for batch mode processing
Process control methods and apparatus for controlling batch processes including batch heating processes. The present invention includes iterative learning...
Human interface panel for boiler control system
A method of analyzing information from a boiler control system includes providing a series of status modes with each status mode represented as an input...
High speed output buffers using voltage followers
An output buffer is provided in the form of a voltage follower having a positive input that receives a reference voltage, a negative input and an output coupled...
MEMS actuator with lower power consumption and lower cost simplified
A microactuator device is disclosed that includes a plurality of generally parallel thin flexible sheets bonded together in a predetermined pattern to form an...
Devices and method for chemical reactive filtration
A gas contaminant is filtered using fibers having internal cavities containing a chemically reactive oxidizing agent, an acid or base, a coordinating agent, a...
Copper sputtering target assembly and method of making same
Described is a sputtering target assembly of high purity copper diffusion bonded to a precipitation hardened aluminum alloy backing plate via an intermediate...
Low precision temperature sensor for aircraft applications
A method and device for determining ambient air temperature by measuring the temperature of an aircraft interior skin surface.
Method of utilizing absorbing means in coupling substrate
A method for using absorbing means for optically coupling substrates together to significantly decrease or eliminate water or like liquid buildup or condensation...
Impact resistant rigid composite and method for manufacture
An impact resistant rigid composite has a plurality of fibrous layers, each of which comprise a network of filaments. The fibrous layers are disposed in a...
Method of trimming micro-machined electromechanical sensors (MEMS) devices
A method for delicately adjusting an orientation of features in completed micro-machined electromechanical sensor (MEMS) devices after initial formation and...
High intensity discharge lamp and a method of interconnecting a high
intensity discharge lamp
A high intensity discharge lamp (HID) (200) includes an electrically powered lamp (200) having a lamp exterior (220) and at least one lead (226) extending...
Coupling with tribological coating system
A coupling with a tribological system that can withstand temperatures up to 600.degree. C. The coupling includes a shaft having an outer surface with a layer of...
Method of introducing refrigerants into refrigeration systems
Provided are methods of charging refrigerants into refrigeration systems. The present methods involve recharging a refrigerant system that contains a...
Force measurement of bimetallic thermal disc
An apparatus and method for determining the actuation energy generated by a bimetallic actuator during transit between first and second states of stability. The...
Fault detection and exclusion for global position systems
A global positioning system for use with a plurality of transmitting satellites is disclosed wherein a full position solution is obtained from a number N of...
Methods and apparatus to determine a target location in body coordinates
A method for determining a position of a doppler radar target in aircraft body coordinates is described. The method includes calculating values for doppler...
Dissolved wafer fabrication process and associated microelectromechanical
device having a support substrate...
The method of the present invention provides a process for manufacturing MEMS devices having more precisely defined mechanical and/or electromechanical members....
Azeotrope-like compositions of tetrafluoroethane, pentafluoropropane and
This invention provides azeotrope-like compositions of 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane, 1,1,1,3,3-pentafluoropropane-245fa and water that are environmentally desirable...
Thermally isolated housing in gas turbine engine
An apparatus and system for thermally isolating a gas turbine housing from the significantly high temperatures associated with the combustion gases flowing...
Aircraft ground support air conditioning unit with heat exchanger bypass
A system and method of supplying temperature-controlled air to an aircraft environmental control system during ground support operations that uses a bypass valve...
Electric assist and variable geometry turbocharger
Methods, devices, and/or systems for controlling intake to and/or exhaust from an internal combustion engine. An exemplary method for controlling intake charge...
Azeotrope-like compositions of tetrafluoroethane, pentafluoropropane and
This invention provides azeotrope-like compositions of 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane, 1,1,1,3,3-pentafluoropropane-245fa and 2-methylbutane that are environmentally...
Morphologically stable bulked continuous filaments and methods and systems
for making the same
Morphologically stable BCF yarns, and the methods and systems for making such BCF yarns are provided. More specifically, the BCF yarn is melt-spun, drawn and...
Multi-pass exhaust gas recirculation cooler
An apparatus and method for cooling hot fluids, especially exhaust gases, with a multi-pass cooler core. The cooler core is particularly useful for cooling...
Accelerometer strain isolator
An apparatus and method for suspending and strain isolating a structure is provided, the apparatus having a first elongated flexure having first and second ends...
Permeable protective coating for a single-chip hydrogen sensor
A permeable protective coating for a single-ship hydrogen sensor. A hydrogen-permeable coating is applied to a semiconductor wafer containing hydrogen sensor...