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Systems and methods for delivering data updates to an aircraft
Systems and methods for providing data updates to a vehicle component (such as a navigation database on an aircraft) make use of a system server, a vehicle...
Laser doppler velocimeter with high immunity to phase noise
Signal processing methods are disclosed for processing Laser Doppler Velocimeter (LDV) signals. A true Doppler frequency is extracted from the phase noise...
Detecting a low performance takeoff condition for aircraft for use with
ground proximity warning systems
The present invention includes a system, method and computer program product for reducing nuisance warnings during low performance takeoff conditions. The system...
Transferrable compliant fibrous thermal interface
Described is a transferrable fibrous thermal interface. The interface comprises flocked thermally conductive fibers embedded in an adhesive in substantially...
Process for granule production
An agglomeration process by which granules are formed by the steps of: (a) injecting polymer having sufficient viscoelasticity; and (b) impacting particles on the...
Low metalization creep sensor
Performance-enhancing, reduced-area metalization adhesion areas in force-sensing transducers are described.
High performance output buffer with ESD protection
An output buffer with built-in ESD protection is disclosed. The built-in ESD protection is preferably formed using transistors from the sea-of-transistors or...
System and method for displaying vertical profile of intruding traffic in
A circuit and method for displaying a vertical profile view of situational awareness information.
Meso sniffer: a device and method for active gas sampling using alternating
A sampling system for detecting an analyte, comprising a diaphragm pump, a buffer chamber, a sensor head and intake port. The pump includes a chamber for...
Sterilizing gas compositions of ethylene oxide, pentafluoroethane and
Non-flammable sterilizing gas compositions of ethylene oxide and a flame suppressant comprising pentafluoroethane and heptafluoropropane are useful in the...
Vapor-adsorbent filter for reducing evaporative fuel emissions, and method
of using same
A filter, for use in removing residual fuel vapors from within an engine's intake system, includes a filter element having a plurality of fibers, for placement...
Fan blade compliant shim
A compliant shim for use between the root of a gas turbine fan blade and a dovetail groove in a gas turbine rotor disk to reduce fretting therebetween. The...
Ceramic to metal joint assembly
A joint assembly for coupling a ceramic member to a metal member is comprised of a ceramic shaft portion attached to the ceramic member; a slotted shrink fitter...
Vacuum device for peeling off thin sheets
An automated tool that can handle a sheet. The tool may include a flexible membrane that is attached to a frame. The flexible membrane may include a vacuum...
Actuator mounting assembly
An actuator mounting device for mounting an actuator having an actuator housing to a support structure associated with a fluid flow control unit. The actuator...
Turbocharger with integrated exhaust gas recirculation valve
An Exhaust Gas Recirulation (EGR) valve is integrated onto a turbocharger by providing an EGR outlet in a flange in the volute of the turbine housing and a...
Dorsal metacarpal bladder and restraint for a mechanical counter pressure
A counter pressure glove system, that can be used in low pressure environments such as outer space, is provided. The system includes a pressure member, pressure...
Slippery insert for a mechanical counter pressure glove
A mechanical counter pressure glove system, that can be used in low-pressure environments such as outer space, is provided. The system includes a low friction...
Optimized database management system
A computerized method for organizing data from multiple databases into a single database for optimal access. The method includes providing multiple databases,...
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...
Methods, apparatus and computer program products for determining the
vertical speed of an aircraft
A method, an apparatus and a computer program product are provided for accurately determining the vertical speed of an aircraft in a manner independent of...
Moat feature for a laser gyroscope block
A centered annular ring, or moat, is disposed on each of the six planar sides of a RLG block. The surface of each moat is slightly below the surrounding surface...
Filter with controlled offsets for active filter selectivity and DC offset
A filter is disclosed that actively controls one or more filter characteristics, such as the cut-off frequency of a selected filter pole, while minimizing the...
Moisture sensitive element and method of manufacturing the same
A hydrophilic polymer material such as polyvinyl alcohol is formed into a porous film (301). A film (holding film) (303) made from a hydrophobic polymer material...
Method of providing safe haven within buildings during chemical or
A room in a building serving as a safe haven for human inhabitants against harmful agent attack such as chemical or biological weapon attack. The room provides...
Process for producing sputtering target materials
The invention includes methods of reducing grain sizes of materials, and methods of forming sputtering targets. The invention includes a method for producing a...
Method and apparatus for controlling air quality
A robust, relatively simple air quality control system that can control the air quality in buildings during both the heating and cooling seasons. In one...
Electronic fuel convertibility selection
An apparatus for and method for providing easy and rapid conversion from a first fuel to a second fuel in a gas appliance. The gas appliance has a variable fuel...
Process for the synthesis of nabumetone
New process for the synthesis of the antiinflammatory drug known as nabumetone that consists in reacting 2-acetyl-5-bromo-6-methoxynaphthalene with an alkyl...
Processing tool interface apparatus for use in manufacturing environment
A method and apparatus for automated interfacing with a processing tool in a manufacturing environment having a tilt mechanism and a rotation mechanism. In one...
Method and apparatus for generating an output voltage by detecting magnetic
A method and apparatus for sensing a presence of a magnetic field and/or a magnitude of a magnetic flux density of the magnetic field. A direct-current voltage...
Suspended micromachined structure
A suspended micromachined structure including a proof mass and multiple support arms configured to suspend the mass above a substrate. At least one support arm...
Method and system for optical distance and angle measurement
A contactless precision, optical distance and angle measurement method and system optically measuring the position of a moveable object, the bending of the...
Automated configuration of communications for an ordered collection of
Device configuration information is automatically determined with respect to a physical process that multiple devices monitor or control. The physical process is...
Systems and methods for limiting integral calculation components in PID
A control apparatus is disclosed that comprises a primary proportional, integral, differential ("PID") controller capable of receiving a first setpoint and a...
An optical illumination assembly comprising an array of optical microprisms and microlenses for redirecting light from a light source. Such displays are used in...
Sensor with a dynamic latch
A sensor with a dynamic latch comprising having a sensor coupled to a gain amplifier, a delay circuit connected to the gain amplifier and a summing circuit...
Proximity sensor method and apparatus that is insensitive to temperature,
noise and length of wire
A proximity sensor for determining the gap between a sensor and a metal target which is insensitive to noise, changes in temperature of the sensor and different...
Low dielectric constant materials with polymeric networks
A low dielectric constant material has a polymeric network that is fabricated from a first and a second component. The first component comprises a polymeric...
Oxygen scavenging high barrier polyamide compositions for packaging
Oxygen barrier polyamide compositions exhibiting high oxygen scavenging capability suitable for extended shelf-life, packaging applications. Thus a polyamide...
Ammonium sulfate suspensions in oils
Stable concentrated suspensions readily dispersible in water comprising ammonium sulfate, a surfactant, and an oil. The ammonium sulfate particles are at least...
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.
High purity aluminum materials
The invention includes a material containing aluminum grains which have an average grain size of less than 20 .mu.m. The material contains manganese, with a...
Method and apparatus for dehydrating a vehicle lamp housing
A regenerable desiccant filter assembly, for use in a vehicle lamp housing, includes a hollow body defining a chamber therein, the hollow body having an inlet...
Computer memory management system
A computer memory management system utilizing a memory structure system of "intelligent" pointers in which information related to the use status of the memory...
Hazard detection for a travel plan
A flight plan is modeled by a trajectory with a set of segments having finite lateral and altitude extents between nominal way points. A terrain database stores...
Systems and methods for accessing data using a cyclic publish/subscribe
scheme with report by exception
The present invention provides systems and methods for controlling associated processes in a process facility and, in particular, for distributing data among...
Volume holographic diffusers
A collimated or partially collimated light beam is sent through a substrate matrix of a plurality of nested individual joined geometrically shaped cells wherein...
Control system for pressure-sensitive protective devices
A control for use with pressure-sensitive devices, such as in a machine-guarding application. A plurality of pressure-sensitive devices, such as...
Read-out electronics for DC squid magnetic measurements
Read-out electronics for DC SQUID sensor systems, the read-out electronics incorporating low Johnson noise radio-frequency flux-locked loop circuitry and digital...