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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...
Low dielectric constant polyorganosilicon coatings generated from
Polyorganosilicon dielectric coatings are prepared by subjecting specified polycarbosilanes to thermal or high energy treatments to generate cross-linked...
Methods for improved planarization post CMP processing
The present invention provides a method for improving the planarization of a top layer deposited over a patterned layer on a semiconductor wafer. The patterned...
Gas sensor with phased heaters for increased sensitivity
A concentrator and sensor assembly are disclosed that use phased heaters to multiply the concentration levels that can be eluted, relative to operation with a...
Method and apparatus for processing tool interface in a manufacturing
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...
Gated multi-drop communication system
A method and system for allowing multiple local simple communication buses to be selectively and separately connected as part of a larger, global communication...
Reduced reflectance polarized display
A method and apparatus according to various aspects of the present invention provides a polarized display exhibiting reduced reflectances. A polarizer is...
Cable phase calibration in a TCAS
An apparatus and method determining angle-of-arrival of a received radio frequency signal, and apparatus and method for calibrating the angle-of-arrival...
Electroless autocatalytic platinum plating
This invention relates to electroless autocatalytic plating of platinum onto a substrate, an aqueous platinum plating bath, a process for plating a uniform...
Reclosable package using straight tear film and process for manufacture
A reclosable film package for storage of solid or liquid food products using a straight-tear film package having a zipper. The straight-tear films allow for...
Constant volume damper
A constant volume damper which has a very constant damping constant over a considerable range of frequencies by including check valves that prevent cavitation as...
Simplified fuel system for jet engines
A fuel system for delivering fuel from a fuel source to combustor in a gas turbine engine has a pump receiving fuel flow from the fuel source and producing a...
Enclosure for information recorder
Methods and apparatus for graphical display and editing of flight plans
Systems and methods are provided for an integrated graphical user interface which facilitates the display and editing of aircraft flight-plan data. A user (e.g.,...
Sensor assembly and method
A sensor device that provides a relatively uniform electric field between a diaphragm and a substrate, regardless of the displacement of the diaphragm is...
Electroless silver plating
This invention relates to electroless plating of silver onto a substrate, an aqueous silver plating bath, a process for plating a uniform coating of silver onto...
Satellite emergency voice/data downlink
A satellite emergency voice/data downlink method and apparatus that sends cockpit audio and flight data to a satellite communications system upon detection of a...
Submountless integrated optics chip package
An Integrated Optics Chip (IOC) package for an IOC, including a base having an upper support surface having a first raised surface and a dielectric gel disposed...
Fabrication method of integrated circuits with multiple low
dielectric-constant intermetal dielectrics
The invention provides process for producing microelectronic devices such as integrated circuit devices. Such have vias, interconnect metallization and wiring...
Fluid driving system for flow cytometry
A fluid driving system for portable flow cytometers or other portable devices that accepts a less precise and less stable pressure source, and then adjusts the...
ECS with 2-stage water separation
A two spool environmental control system includes a low pressure spool subsystem comprising a low pressure turbine and a condenser downstream of the low pressure...
Cursor management on a multiple display electronic flight instrumentation
An aircraft display and control system generally includes a processor, a cursor control and selection device, an aeronautical information database, a geographic...
Apparatus, methods, and computer program products for determining a look
ahead distance value for high speed flight
The present invention provides several apparatus, methods, and computer program products for determining a look ahead distance value for use in a ground...
Employing booster trajectory in a payload inertial measurement unit
A payload launching method measures the attitude of a booster during a launch with an inertial measurement unit on the payload to compare the actual booster...
Nanoporous polymers comprising macrocycles
Compositions and methods are provided in which an electrical device is fabricated by incorporating macrocycles in a polymer on a substrate portion of the device,...
Photogenerated nanoporous materials
A composition has a polymeric network that includes a porogen and a photoinitiator. The photoinitiator produces a reactive species upon irradiation, which reacts...
Method for determining side wall oxidation of low-k materials
The invention provides a process for monitoring the quality of via or trench formation in the production of a semiconductor device. More particularly, the...
MEMS microthruster array
A microelectrical mechanical system (MEMS) microthruster array is disclosed. The MEMS microthruster array of the present invention can be used for maintaining...
Angular rate and reaction torque assembly
A device for both sensing an angular rate of an object and applying an angular rotation torque to the object. The device includes a rate sensing mechanism, such...
Method and apparatus for providing a seamless tiled display
A display for producing a seamless composite image from at least two discrete images. The display includes one or more projectors for projecting each of the...
Magneto-resistive signal isolator
Signal isolator circuits using one or more magneto-resistive sensors are disclosed. In a first embodiment, a magneto-resistive sensor is used to sense an input...
Reduced wear carbon brake material
A carbon/carbon (C/C) composite comprising crystalline silicon carbide which is essentially uniformly distributed on both internal and external surfaces of the...
Physical vapor deposition target/backing plate assemblies
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...
Fault tolerant computing system using instruction counting
In order to provide a microprocessor based fault tolerant computing system, hardware counters or event monitors that are normally included on the microprocessor...
Method and apparatus for providing a squelch function on narrow band radio
Squelch circuitry for narrow band audio receivers which uses a sub-audible tone or coded signal to modulate the intermediate frequency in accordance with the...
Cursor control system with tactile feedback
A cursor control system suitable for interactive use with an application program, and in response to specific conditions associated with the application program,...
Integrated hybrid electronic article surveillance marker
An integrated deactivatable hybrid marker is disclosed which can be used both in radio frequency and magnetic harmonic article surveillance systems. The...
AC synchronization with miswire detection for a multi-node serial
A controller area network (CAN) has a plurality of nodes connected to transmit and receive data over a serial data line. An AC power source is also connected to...
Efficient solid-state light emitting device with excited phosphors for
producing a visible light output
A more efficient solid-state light emitting device in which phosphors excited by radiation produce visible light. The efficiency is increased by, for example,...
Method and apparatus for reducing acoustic coupling
An acoustic vibration isolator for use in preventing damage to a payload connected to a launch vehicle by removing the air around the payload so that acoustic...
Near-IR human detector
An infrared detector having two cameras for viewing a scene to detect humans. The cameras focus the scene on their respective pixel arrays. One array is designed...
Bypass circuit for use in DC brush motor control
A circuit to bypass the Zener diodes in the flyback circuit of a DC brush motor actuator which uses a voltage sensitive device to detect when the power to the...
Method of manufacturing an interlayer via and a laminate precursor useful
A metal-clad laminate product including a carrier film, a release agent layer, a semi-transparent metal layer and a photo dielectric layer deposited on the...
Absorbing compounds for spin-on-glass anti-reflective coatings for
An absorbing ether-like compound including a siliconethoxy, silicondiethoxy, or silicontriethoxy species attached to a naphthalene or anthracene chromophore via...
Active hydraulic control pressure system for adverse "G" flight conditions
An hydraulic control system for an IDG includes in flow series arrangement a scavenge pump, a spool valve and a boost pump. When the spool valve detects an...
Critical control adaption of integrated modular architecture
The present invention, Layered Detection Architecture ("LDA") is useful to enhance the detection of command control processing errors and also facilitate...
Method for providing command augmentation to a command lane within a
A method augmenting a pilot's command lane signal by transmitting the pilot's input command to a first summer and the surface actuator control circuitry. The...