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Microstructure design for high IR sensitivity
A microstructure design for high IR sensitivity having a two level infrared bolometer microstructure, the lower level having a reflective metal film surface such...
Bandgap isolated light emitter
A light emitting device having a first mirror, an active layer, a second mirror, and a beryllium implantation resulting in a peripheral boundary of a waveguide...
System and method for sheet measurement and control in papermaking
Significant improvements in papermaking control can be achieved by employing an array of sensors that are positioned underneath the wire of the machine to...
Portable electric fan
Portable stand fan
Combined ceiling fan and light fixture
SEU hardening circuit
A SEU hardening circuit for use with a data storage circuit is described. The SEU hardening circuit may use a transmission gate to provide full rail drive during...
Method of reprogramming memories in field devices over a multidrop
The method of downloading application information from a host device to a field device over a network providing communication and power to the field device, the...
Systems and methods using bridge models to globally optimize a process
A control system and a method of operating the same are introduced that globally optimize associated processes within a process facility. The control system...
Method for preventing windup in PID controllers employing nonlinear gain
A method of preventing windup in a PID controller when using a nonlinear gain parameter is disclosed that is used in the PID controller of a process control...
Resonant reflector for improved optoelectronic device performance and
Optoelectronic devices such as VCSEL and RCPD devices that have integrated resonant reflectors. The integrated resonant reflector may be made conductive so that...
Method for displaying functional objects in a visual program
A method for the display of functional objects in a visual program that graphically defines the flow of data between functional objects serving as functional...
Humidifier with removable water supply tank
A portable humidifier including a base defining a reservoir for liquid; a humidification mechanism for drawing moisture from the reservoir and discharging the...
Apparatus used in determining the degree of completion of a processed
An apparatus is disclosed that develops output signals representing the degree of finished state of a processed medium during a process operation, such as the...
Bidirectional positioning actuator with limited positioning range
A positioning actuator for positioning at least a part of a movable load at selected positions in a range of available positions in response to corresponding...
Fail-safe gas valve system with solid-state drive circuit
A solid-state fail safe gas valve system in which first and second gas valves are arranged in series in a gas passageway, the valves being actuatable by first...
Portable electric heater
Method of manufacturing a high density magnetic memory device
A high density magnetic memory device and method of manufacture therefor, wherein the magnetic bit region is provided after selected higher temperature...
Modulated burner combustion system that prevents the use of
non-commissioned components and verifies proper...
A modulated burner combustion system that prevents the use of components that were originally not commissioned for use in the system. The present invention uses...
Escaping singularities in a satellite attitude control
Control moment gyros in an array are rotated to reorient a satellite by an attitude signal. If the signal causes a gyro to have position that will produce a...
Water treatment container
Method for strong partitioning of a multi-processor VME backplane bus
A method for strong partitioning of multi-processor applications that maintains fault containment on the VMEbus is presented. The method implements a message...
Automatic squelch control for narrow band AM radio
An improved squelch circuit which utilizes a phase-locked-loop (PLL) arrangement to track the carrier signal and identify when audio communication should be...
Kerr effect compensator for a fiber optic gyroscope
An interferometric fiber optic gyroscope having compensation electronics to virtually eliminate rotation rate sensing errors caused by Kerr effect in the IFOG...
Pressure transducer with porous material for media isolation
A pressure transducer which has a housing containing a sensing element and a noncorrosive fluid in contact with the sensing element. A porous material isolates...
Large area low mass IR pixel having tailored cross section
The present invention provides a much more optimum design for an infrared pixel microstructure. The configuration of the microstructure itself is designed to...
Near-range proximity sensor having a fast-tracking analog
A proximity sensor having a generator providing a signal of which a small portion is used as a reference signal and the remaining portion is radiated out towards...
Methods and apparatus for sensing differential and gauge static pressure
in a fluid flow line
The apparatus of the invention includes a sensor header and a sensor cover which are coupled to a prior art diaphragm assembly. The sensor header is provided...
Portable electric fan
Deadband control assistant eliminating offset from setpoint
A deadband control assistant, operating as part of a control system, eliminates oscillation of a controlled process output around a desired setpoint. The...
Graphical tool for creating discrete phase sequences and device control
A system which comprises: a graphical tool which is capable of building discrete phase sequential steps and a smart device control for input/output device...
Apparatus and method for operating a micromechanical switch
A micromechanical switch and a method for operating the micromechanical switch between an open position and a closed position by moving a magnet between two...
Electrical connector for circuit card assemblies
A connector device provides an electrical connection between parallel mounted circuit card assemblies. On one circuit card assembly a male electrical connector...
Robust singularity avoidance in satellite attitude control
Control moment gyros in an array are rotated to reorient a satellite. A pseudo inverse control is employed that adds a term to a Moore-Penrose pseudo inverse to...
Double-seated control valve plug
Method for manufacturing of fiberoptic gyroscope by providing a flexible
connector connected to the coil and...
A method for fabricating a fiberoptic gyroscope and the fiberoptic gyroscope produced thereby are disclosed. The method and apparatus are characterized in that...
Method for making a wafer-pair having sealed chambers
A method for fabricating a wafer-pair having at least one recess in one wafer and the recess formed into a chamber with the attaching of the other wafer which...
Portable room air purifier
A portable air purifier including a housing defining an air inlet, an air outlet and an air flow passage extending therebetween; a filter mechanism disposed to...
Temperature housing and baseplate
Use of vanadium oxide in microbolometer sensors
In a microbolometer infrared radiation sensor, a detector material (VO.sub.2) having a high thermal coefficient of resistance to increase the sensitivity of the...
High temperature resonant integrated microstructure sensor
A very high temperature microbeam sensor of a resonant integrated microstructure having an electrostatic beam driver and an optical fiber pick-up for sensed...
System and method for translating visual display object files from
non-component object model (COM) objects to...
A system for, and method of, translating a source visual display file having a plurality of related non-Component Object Model ("COM") objects arranged in a...
Method to permit high temperature assembly processes for magnetically
A method for performing an elevated temperature process on an integrated device whereby a magnetic field is used to maintain the alignment of magnetic domains in...
High pressure diaphragm valve
A diaphragm valve including structure which incorporates a support surface positioned to limit extension away from a main valve seat of a valve seat closure...