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Turbocharger bearing system
An enhanced bearing system for turbochargers incorporates a thrust collar centrally mounted on the rotating shaft interconnecting the turbine and compressor and...
Accumulator utilizing housing case pressure
The present invention meets these objectives providing an IDG hydraulic system that utilizes in flow series arrangement a scavenge pump, a spool valve and a...
High speed latch and flip-flop
A latch and flip-flop are disclosed that have a reduced clock-to-q delay and/or a reduced setup time. This is preferably accomplished by providing both a data...
Circuit for monitoring cells of a multi-cell battery during charge
A circuit (M) to monitor and protect individual cells (12-1 . . . 12-n) of a multi-cell battery (10) from over-charge and acquire data to be used to determine...
Sputtering targets comprising aluminides or silicides
Described is an in situ method for producing articles of metal aluminide or silicide by reactive sintering and vacuum hot pressing powders and products, such as...
Chemical mechanical planarization of low dielectric constant materials
The present invention relates to apparatus, procedures and compositions for avoiding and reducing damage to low dielectric constant materials and other soft...
Multi-electrode composition measuring device and method
The Applicant's invention comprises an apparatus and method for determining the amount of one or more components in a pulping liquor. At a first electrode, a...
Material comprising titanium
A titanium material with titanium grains, wherein the average crystal grain size is less than 4 .mu.m. The material is at least 99.99% (4N purity) titanium. The...
Gear transmission damping apparatus and method
A gear drive having a third order damper operating with the antibacklash gear so as to lower the impact of the antibacklash gear at high torques to reduce gear...
Bridge pressure sensor
System and method for disseminating functional blocks to an on-line
A system for, and method of, disseminating a functional block to a redundant controller for a real-time process control system and a real-time process control...
Method of and apparatus for controlling contrast of liquid crystal displays
while receiving large dynamic range...
An apparatus and method for controlling contrast for a liquid crystal display ("LCD"), especially active-matrix LCDs, while receiving large dynamic range video...
Method and apparatus for user-initiated alarms in process control system
A user interface provides the operator of an industrial process control system the ability to set user-initiated alarms on selected parameters representative of...
Compliant attachment interface
Parallel surfaces are interfacially mechanically bonded and optionally electrically, and/or thermally connected using an interposer fabricated from a flexible...
Blowing agent blends
The invention relates to polyurethane and polyisocyanurate closed-cell foams. More particularly, the invention relates to polyurethane and polyisocyanurate...
Restricted operating modes for oil primary
Improved lockout control in oil primary controllers for oil heating systems which allows a reasonable number of user resets and ignition retries in the event of...
Combined power supply and electronic control circuit for ABS
A combined power supply and electronic control circuit uses existing power supply wires to communicate ABS control signals between individual electronic control...
Deep lobed deswirling diffuser tailpipe
A tailpipe for a gas turbine engine has a cylindrical portion and lobed portion. The lobed portion extends a length X and has a plurality of circumferentially...
Method for guiding aircraft on taxiways
The invention refers to a method for the guidance of aircraft on the taxiways (R) of the airport apron with position lights (FE) located on the taxiways (R) and,...
Coupled cavity anti-guided vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser
A laser structure (10, 60) and method of manufacturing a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL). The laser structure (10, 60) is adapted to lase at a...
Amorphous metal transformer having a generally rectangular coil
A dry-type power distribution transformer has a generally rectangular, wound amorphous metal core and a resin encapsulated, generally rectangular coil. The core...
Method to achieve a DC balanced signal databus interface using combination
of ethernet and RS-485 protocols...
An interface method and system for interfacing a DC unbalanced databus with a DC balanced databus suited for use in an aircraft. The system includes a DC...
PWM power supply with constant RMS output voltage control
A control system and method for supplying a constant RMS voltage to a load includes a outer control loop for monitoring a characteristic variable of the system...
Display cold spot temperature regulator
An apparatus and method is disclosed for regulating the cold spot temperature of a light emitting enclosure. A cold spot regulation system defines and controls...
Microactuator array with integrally formed package
A microactuator array with an integrally formed package is disclosed. Because the package is made from the same material and at the same time as the actuator...
Oxygen scavenging polyamide compositions suitable for pet bottle
Oxygen scavenging barrier polyamide compositions exhibiting high oxygen scavenging capability as well as good coinjection stretch blow moldability ...
Low stress connection methodology for thermally incompatible materials
An assembly comprising a ceramic vane with a metal housing cast around the ends of the vane. The ceramic vane has dovetailed shaped grooves along its edges that...
Fuel control method for gas turbine
A control system and method for controlling the split between premix fuel flow and pilot fuel flow to a combustor in a gas turbine engine so that an acceptable...
Low probability of intercept coherent radar altimeter
A radar altimeter for determining altitude of an air vehicle with respect to ground comprises a digital sequencer for digitally modulating a first signal. A...
Method for integrated circuit planarization
An apparatus for planarizing or patterning a dielectric film on a substrate is provided. The apparatus includes a press for applying contact pressure to an...
Seal and method of making same for gas laser
Affixing together two articles includes placing a frit preform with an adhesive material on the surface of either article. The preform and the articles are...
Spark plug shell having a bimetallic ground electrode, spark plug
incorporating the shell, and method of making...
A spark plug includes a metal shell, an insulator coaxially disposed within the metal shell, and a center electrode coaxially disposed in the insulator. The...
Gas turbine shaft pilot system with separate pilot rings
A turbine assembly comprising a first rotatable component having a first lip with a first axial facing surface and a second rotatable component having a second...
Microbeam assembly and associated method for integrated circuit
interconnection to substrates
A microbeam interconnection method is provided to connect integrated circuit bond pads to substrate contacts. Conductive leads (microbeams) are releasably...
Flexible optic connector assembly
A self-aligned optical coupler, and method of manufacturing thereof, for conducting light from and to vertical and/or horizontal ports on optical devices or...
Dual standard gloss sensor
A single gloss sensor which can perform both DIN gloss measurement and DIN high gloss measurement, using the same hardware, and with minimal delay between the...
Flame detector using filtering of ultraviolet radiation flicker
A flame detector for a burner system having a flame during combustion that emits UV radiation, has a low gain UV sensor, a capacitor, a band pass filter...
Single geartooth sensor yielding multiple output pulse trains
A magnetic effect sensor system has a target with a first set of regularly spaced tooth/slot transition target features and a second set of different tooth/slot...
Electronic means to sense actuation of AC output control circuitry
A circuit placed between an alternating current actuated device and a digital logic controller to isolate the digital logic controller from the AC line power and...
Sputtering target assembly
A sputtering target assembly for a sputtering apparatus including a sputtering process chamber, the sputtering target assembly, and an adjustable magnetron...
Active cover accelerometer
A pendulous accelerometer wherein the active reaction mass is pendulously mounted external to a fixed support structure and may include sensor cover or covers in...
Multifunction optical sensor with variable detection threshold and noise
A sensor for optically detecting a location of an object within a field of the sensor includes first, second and third photodetectors arranged to receive photons...
Projection of multi-sensor ray based data histories onto planar grids
A method and apparatus which perform efficient projection of 4-dimensional data (3 spatial and 1 time dimension) onto planar grids are described. Multiple frames...
The inventive radar rangefinder has a transmitting/receiving antenna (22) for surveying a danger area. Said antenna is located in a radome housing (12), on a...
Helical coil switch contact assembly
An electrical contact assembly is disclosed comprising a bracket having at least first and second cavities located on opposite ends of the bracket and an opening...
Multifunctional laminate structure and process
A multilayered structural element which is useful for forming housings for electronic devices such as cellular telephones. The multilayered structural element...
Photographic quality inkjet printable coatings
An inkjet printing coating compositions and recording sheets having printable coating compositions on substrates which are suitable for photographic quality...
Fan blade compliant layer and seal
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...
A knocking-based, micro-combustion engine constructed in three layers of micromachined material. Two outer layers contain means for directing gases and fuels...
Flight data recorder system
A flight data recording system (50) including a flight data recorder (FDR (12) with an integrated flight data acquisition unit (FDAU) (16). The FDR (12) has...