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Built-in test system for aircraft indication switches
A built-in test system for aircraft indication switches comprises a plurality of aircraft indication switches and a first resistor adding network having input...
Circuit using current limiting to reduce power consumption of actuator with
DC brush motor
A drive circuit including a motor for positioning a damper from a rest position to a stalled position and protect the drive mechanism from damage due to...
Hand held powder-fed laser fusion welding torch
A novel and inventive hand held powder-fed laser fusion welding torch providing manual flexibility for laser welding with powder-fed material. The hand held...
Methods and apparatus for depositing magnetic films
Methods and systems are provided for depositing a magnetic film using one or more long throw magnetrons, and in some embodiments, an ion assist source and/or ion...
Spring-loaded connector setup for blind mating and method for using the
A connector setup is disclosed where one connector can be blind mated to another connector. In a fixed panel, a connector is spring mounted upon the fixed panel...
SYSTEM FOR SENSING THE MOTION OR PRESSURE OF A FLUID, THE SYSTEM HAVING
DIMENSIONS LESS THAN 1.5 INCHES, A...
A system for sensing or measuring the motion of a fluid such as air. The system typically has a two-part plastic body containing an internal flow passage. The...
Computer input device
A portable computer input device includes a housing capable of accommodating a plurality of types of pointing devices. A pointing device partially housed in the...
Autonomous landing guidance system
An aircraft guidance system uses radar imaging to verify airport and runway location and provide navigation updates. The system is applicable to flight...
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...
Process for separating water from chemical mixtures
The present invention relates to novel compositions of drying agents of superabsorbent polymers, molecular sieves and mixtures thereof and binders of...
Method and apparatus for hermetically sealing photonic devices
A hermetically sealed photonic device submount includes a photonic device mounted on a substrate material and sealed in a flexible hermetic seal. In one...
Fireplace insert thermally generating electrical power useful for operating
a circulating fan
A fireplace appliance for warming room air without line electrical connection has a high efficiency thermoelectric generator having a heat-rejecting surface...
Multivariable process matrix display and methods regarding same
A graphical user display for providing real-time process information to a user for a continuous multivariable process operable under control of a plurality of...
Distributed power amplifier architecture for TCAS transmitter
A transmitter and method for transmitting transponder or TCAS signals uses linear amplification to save on circuit component weight, cost and size while enabling...
Methods and apparatus suitable for facilitating control of an aircraft
A method and an apparatus for controlling aircraft rudder movement are disclosed. The system including a yaw damping control portion integrated with a...
Top-emitting and top-illuminated optoelectronic integrated circuit device
An opto-electronic integrated circuit device includes top emitter/detector devices on a substrate. The top emitter/detector devices have top and bottom sides....
Method and apparatus for determining the state of charge of a lithium-ion
Computer-assisted methods for determining the state of charge of a specific lithium ion battery, without the need for charging and discharging the battery, by...
Method for depositing a barrier coating on a polymeric substrate and
composition comprising said barrier coating
The present invention relates to a method for depositing a parylene polymer barrier coating on a polymeric substrate for improving the chemical resistance of the...
Thermal barrier coating having a thin, high strength bond coat
A thermal barrier coating for nickel based superalloy articles such as turbine engine vanes and blades that are exposed to high temperature gas is disclosed. The...
Physical vapor deposition targets having crystallographic orientations
A process and device for making sputtered films with a linear scanning magnetron, wherein sputtering employs directionally emitting targets and "ballistic"...
High purity cobalt sputter target and process of manufacturing the same
A high purity cobalt sputter target is disclosed which contains a face centered cubic (fcc) phase and a hexagonal close packed (hcp) phase, wherein the value of...
Polymer-bound nitrogen adsorbent
A gas adsorbent system includes a molded gas adsorbent within a housing. The molded gas adsorbent is disposed in the housing so that shifting is prevented...
Electrical appliance enclosure with removable side wall
An electrical appliance housing is disclosed having a housing with an open side portion and an open front portion adjacent and perpendicular to the open side...
Stationary roller shaft formed of a material having a low inclusion content
and high hardness
An improved stationary roller shaft of a gear assembly for an air turbine starter is provided. The air turbine starter may be used to start a gas turbine engine,...
Quick start resonant circuit control
A circuit and method for assuring rapid initiation of resonant oscillation of an electromechanically oscillatory system driven by phase lock loop circuits. An...
Throttle loss recovery turbine and supercharger
A throttle loss recovery turbine and supercharger device (10) comprises a housing (12) having a movable intake port (36) and a separately movable exhaust port...
Device, method and computer program product for altimetry system
An apparatus, system, method and computer program product to verify proper operation of an aircraft altimetry system. Aural and visual alerts may optionally be...
Permanent magnet generator and generator control
A system includes a permanent magnet generator, a dc link, an inverter coupled between the generator and the dc link, and a control for the inverter. The control...
Apparatus and method using digitally controlled integration for signal
detection with improved noise...
A signal conditioning circuit reduces an interferrometric fiber optic gyro (IFOG) noise, the IFOG including a light source, Integrated Optics Chips (IOC) and a...
Pointing device based upon the hall effect and method for operating the
In various embodiments of the invention, an improved track ball suitably includes one or more field-producing elements that produce or respond to electromagnetic...
Apparatus, method and computer program product for helicopter ground
proximity warning system
An apparatus, method and computer program product has a first terrain awareness mode and a second terrain awareness mode selectable by the pilot.
Apparatus and method for the manufacture of large transformers having
laminated cores, particularly cores of...
Apparatus and manufacturing methods are provided which are useful in the manufacture of large transformer cores, particularly, in the manufacture of large...
Compensation mechanism for compensating bias levels of an operation circuit
in response to supply voltage changes
A compensation circuit is disclosed for compensating bias levels of an operational circuit in response to variations in a supply voltage. The compensation...
Method for eliminating reaction between photoresist and OSG
A method of forming a microelectronic device while preventing photoresist poisoning. Various layers of conductive metals and dielectric materials are deposited...
SOI/glass process for forming thin silicon micromachined structures
Methods for making thin silicon layers suspended over recesses in glass wafers. One method includes providing a thin silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafer, and a...
Ram air turbine with high power density generator and self-contained fluid
A ram air turbine system provides liquid cooling of its generator by employing a closed loop liquid cooling line originating from a pump in the gearbox of the...
Methods of forming a plurality of spheres; and pluralities of spheres
The invention includes a method of forming a plurality of spheres. A passageway is provided, and the passageway terminates in an orifice. A liquid is flowed...
Ferroelectric composition, ferroelectric vapor deposition target and method
of making a ferroelectric vapor...
The invention comprises ferroelectric vapor deposition targets and to methods of making ferroelectric vapor deposition targets. In one implementation, a...
Regulating device for gas burners
The invention relates to a control means for gas burners. Control means for gas burners are used for supplying a gas flow and a combustion air flow to a burner....
Actuator drive and display mechanism
A shaft coupling drive couples a first shaft and a second shaft. The shaft coupling drive includes the first shaft having a rotational axis and a free end, and...
Compact vibration isolation system for an inertial sensor assembly
Disclosed is a compact vibration isolation system for mounting an inertial sensor assembly (ISA) to an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) housing. The housing is...
Apparatus and method for verifying the dynamic stiffness capability of
hydraulic servo actuators
The dynamic stiffness of a flight control actuator is assessed by providing an actuator control system that includes an actuator and a portion of the actuator is...
Delta height bias and terrain floor generators for a ground proximity
A terrain avoidance system, method and computer program product for reducing nuisance alarms. The system includes a geometric altitude component, first and...
Multivariable process trend display and methods regarding same
A system to provide real-time process information to a user for a multivariable process operable under control of a plurality of process variables includes a...
Phase lock loop system and method
Symmetrical cross coupled PLL circuits provide pseudo-synchronization between two independent clock signals, especially for use in fault tolerant applications....
Multi-functional AC/DC converter
A multi-functional AC to DC converter (100) controls AC to DC conversion as a function of at least one characteristic of a battery (200) connected to a DC power...
Bond-ply structure for interconnection of circuit layer pairs with
A unique bond-ply structure and associated processes for processing of the bond-ply structure and for joining together circuit layer pairs which makes it...
Formation of a frontside contact on silicon-on-insulator substrate
A method of forming a frontside contact to a Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) wafer is described. A connection polysilicon connects a silicon substrate layer to a...