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Magnetron sputtering apparatus with an integral cooling and pressure
A sputtering apparatus includes a sputtering process chamber, a sputtering target assembly, and an adjustable magnetron assembly. The sputtering target assembly...
Limited recycle for primary controls
An oil burner control system is disclosed in which recycling between a loss of combustion to re-establishment of combustion is limited by counting the number of...
The airflow distribution of bleed air extracted from a plurality of turbine engines (11, 13, 15, 17) is equalized by an airflow sharing system having electronic...
Wire terminal fastener and method
A wire fastener for use in providing a strong, slip resistant structure in which the fastener includes a hump which the wire passes over and includes ears on...
Hall-effect element with integrated offset control and method for operating
hall-effect element to reduce null...
A Hall-effect element includes an isolating layer and an active layer of a first electrical conductivity type disposed on the isolating layer, the active layer...
Method for detecting multiple types of corrosion
A corrosion sensor and method for its use to detect and determine the, type, location, size and growth rate of corrosion of metals and the like in a corrosive...
Electronic interface for power stealing circuit
An interface circuit cooperates with an existing power-stealing circuit designed for use with low voltage AC power. The existing power-stealing circuit provides...
Desired rate of turn bank angle indicator
The present invention provides an alternative means of displaying aircraft flight information traditionally provided by a standalone rate of turn indicator on...
Removing inherent stress via high temperature annealing
Methods and apparatus are provided which decrease the amount of movement likely to occur during processing of a substrate. In particular, a horizontally...
Low dielectric constant films used as copper diffusion barrier
A microelectronic device having a cured polycarbosilane diffusion barrier is disclosed. A microelectronic device has a substrate, a dielectric layer on the...
Cyrogenic inertial micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) device
A cryogenic inertial Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) device is provided. The device may include a vibratory gyroscope operable to sense a rotational...
Thrust reverser actuator including an integrated locking mechanism
A thrust reverser system includes one or more actuators each having an integrated locking mechanism that prevents unintended actuator movement, and thus...
Electrical equipment housing
Database for a remotely accessible building information system
A building information system stores and processes both building management system (BMS) data and building-related configuration information, such as building...
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...
Lighting device with perpetually clean lens
An outdoor lighting fixture or luminaire includes an enclosure having within it a light source for projecting light through an opening in the enclosure and a...
Ballistic shield for dual engine single output shaft propulsion system
A ballistic shield containment system for preventing fragments expelled from an engine assembly from penetrating the casing of an adjacently disposed engine is...
Trim balancing of second-order non-linearity in double ended tuning fork
A double-ended tuning fork (DETF) sensor having one or more mass balance tabs for equalizing second-order, K2, non-linearity terms between two DETFs, and methods...
Ground proximity warning system, method and computer program product for
controllably altering the base width...
A ground proximity warning system, method and computer program product are provided that controllably alter the base width of the alert envelope in order to...
Middleware-based real-time communication system
A middleware approach to implementation of real-time Ethernet that provides deterministic, i.e. predictable, communication services over the conventional...
Method for reducing transmit power for traffic alert and collision
avoidance systems and airborne collision...
The present invention provides a method for efficient use of the transmit power of a Traffic Alert Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) that allows enhanced...
Means of correcting a measurement of a property of a material with a sensor
that is affected by a second...
A sensor apparatus and electrode configuration within the sensor apparatus for measuring electrical characteristics of an aqueous fibrous composition. The...
Infrared fiber optic light
An infrared aircraft light (100) for use with night-vision imaging equipment as an anticollision light. The light uses infrared light sources (112) coupled to a...
Led strobe light
An LED strobe light is disclosed. The strobe light (600) uses light emitting diodes (402) arranged about the circumference of an electrically insulative,...
Back-illuminated heterojunction photodiode
A p-i-n photodiode having a high responsivity and quantum efficiency due to an AlGaN heterojunction where photons are absorbed within the p-n junction thereby...
Lower conductivity barrier coating
A thermal barrier coating for superalloy articles such as turbine engine vanes and blades that are exposed to high temperature gas is disclosed. The coating...
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...
Compressor wheel with prestressed hub and interference fit insert
A compressor wheel (10) for a turbocharger having a prestressed hub (16) with an interference fit insert sized to provide the predetermined stress at zero...
Gas turbine disk cavity ingestion inhibitor
A supplemental air cooling system for use in gas turbine engines to inhibit the ingestion of hot flow path gases into circumferential locations of turbine disk...
Tie-boltless shaft lock-up mechanism
An apparatus for preventing movement of a wheel on a shaft comprises a nut concentrically disposed on the shaft. A spring is disposed on the shaft and is...
Smart surge bleed valve system and method
A method and a system is provided for reducing aircraft engine fuel consumption by selectively closing an aircraft surge bleed valve (SBV), when the surge bleed...
Computer software control and communication system and method
The present invention is a computer system and method for facilitating communication between a primary software program on a computer and at least one secondary...
Par system for analyzing aircraft flight data
A system for analyzing aircraft data includes the steps of identifying a domain comprising sets of data, calculating ranges of typical values for components of...
Method for improving repeatability and removing hysteresis from
A process of enhancing repeatability of the force applied to an object by an electromechanical system having an electric motor, a rotary to linear motion...
Thermal switch with activation indicator
A temperature sensitive indicator 24 in the form of a label or decal is affixed to the outside of a thermal switch 20. The temperature sensitive label provides a...
Ultra high oxygen barrier films and articles made therefrom
Oxygen barrier films exhibiting high oxygen scavenging capability suitable for extended shelf-life, packaging applications. These films comprise a polyamide...
Pump purge for oil primary
An oil burner control system is disclosed in which an extended time may be temporarily selected, in situations such as initial set up or periodic maintenance,...
Electronic detecting of flame loss by sensing power output from thermopile
An apparatus for and method of rapidly detecting a flame out condition. A thermopile receives heat energy from the flame and generates electrical power to enable...
Thin wall cooling system
A thin wall cooling system has multiple in-wall channels traversing a thin wall structure such as the wall of a gas turbine engine blade or vane. The blade has a...
Thermal comfort controller having an integral energy savings estimator
A thermal comfort controller using various recovery methods to change the indoor temperature to meet set points in a setup/setback schedule to maintain thermal...
Ornamental equipment cover
Housing for a measuring instrument
Methods, apparatus and computer program products for determining a
corrected distance between an aircraft and a...
The present invention provides several apparatus, methods, and computer program products for determining a corrected distance between an aircraft and selected...
Control of velocity limited systems
In a position in control, a velocity error is compared to a limit that is a non-linear, continuous and differentiable function of the position error. If the...
Apparatus and method for data communications
An improved technique for retrieving data information from various data sources provides a less costly, and yet faster and more reliable method for retrieving...
Dither control system for a ring laser gyro
A dither control system for a laser gyro having a dither motor for dithering the laser gyro through a desired angular displacement, known as the command angle,...
Method of making fluorinated alcohols
Disclosed are methods of producing fluorinated alcohols which find particular use in the syntheses of pharmaceutical drugs. The methods comprise generally, the...
Process for the preparation of ether-free salts of
A method is provided for making substantially ether-free alkali metal tetrakis(pentafluorophenyl) borate salts from tetrakis(pentafluorophenyl) borate magnesium...
Hydroxythiol grignard reaction synthesis
A method for the preparation of hydroxythiol compounds by reacting a hydroxyl-protected halide compound having the structure: with magnesium in a Grignard-suitable...