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Programmable-gain instrumentation amplifier
A device comprises a first amplifier, a first resistive element that comprises a first resistor and a first dummy switch, a second amplifier, a second resistive...
Rechargeable fuel cell
A device and method of forming a power generator includes a container, a fuel cell stack within the container, a metal hydride hydrogen producing fuel within...
Method for synthesizing quaternary ammonium systems
A method for preparing a spiro quaternary ammonium system and electrolytes containing spiro quaternary ammonium cations, comprising a synthesizing step wherein...
Cloud-based system for reading of decodable indicia
A data decoding system can comprise one or more computers communicatively coupled to a network. The computers can execute at least one decoding process. The...
Aerial image segmentation for refineries
A system receives a two-dimensional digital image of an aerial industrial plant area. Based on requirements of image processing, the image is zoomed in to...
Automated method for decoupling avionics application software in an IMA
A method to decouple software in an integrated modular system that employs message-based data exchange is provided. The method includes generating at least one...
Systems and methods for verifying model equivalence
Systems and methods for verifying model equivalence are provided. In one implementation, a system includes: a memory device that stores a reference model (RM)...
Method and means for tracking corrosion-related plant operation costs
A method of controlling corrosion-related plant operation costs is provided, the method including: accumulating real-time corrosion measurements relating to a...
Mirror used as microwave antenna for motion sensor
Apparatus is provided including a microwave transceiver, a microwave antenna coupled to the microwave transmitter that transmits microwave energy into a secured...
Integrated evaporator and accumulator for refrigerant systems
A space-saving cooling system for an aircraft may include an evaporator in an enclosure with an accumulation region in the enclosure for a liquid mixture of...
Combustors with quench inserts
A combustor is provided for a turbine engine. The combustor includes a first liner having a first hot side and a first cold side; a second liner having a second...
Luminescent borates, luminescent materials and articles incorporating such
Luminescent borates, luminescent materials, and articles incorporating such borates are provided herein. An embodiment of a luminescent borate includes a host...
Method for producing fluorinated organic compounds
Disclosed is a method for producing fluorinated organic compounds, including reacting CF.sub.2.dbd.CFCl with CH.sub.2FCl under conditions effective to produce a...
Two degree of freedom dithering platform for MEMS sensor calibration
Systems and methods for two degree of freedom dithering for micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) sensor calibration are provided. In one embodiment, a method...
Electronic flight bag systems and methods for verifying correct takeoff
performance data entry
Systems and methods for verifying that the flight crew has not made an error in entering takeoff flight performance data into the flight management system (FMS)...
Trend monitoring system with multiple access levels
A physiological condition monitor can provide substantially real-time feedback to an individual being monitored. The feedback can be in the form of graphical...
A hybrid manual/programmable thermostat for a furnace or air conditioner .[.offers the simplicity of a manual thermostat while providing the convenience and...
Composite AC-to-DC power converter with boosting capabilities
A boosting AC-to-DC converter may include a main rectifier, first and second auxiliary rectifiers, and an autotransformer. The autotransformer may include a...
High strength foil journal bearing retainer
A journal foil bearing includes a bearing retainer having one slot configured to receive a top foil leading edge tab and another slot configured to receive a...
Turboprop engine systems with noise reducing inlet assemblies
An inlet assembly for a turboprop engine system is provided. The inlet assembly includes an inlet plenum defining first inlet configured to receive air from the...
Bearing cooling system for flexible shaft turbomachine
A turbomachine having gas cooled bearings may include an axially-oriented, cooling-gas passageway interconnecting first and second bearing chambers. The...
An assembly can include vanes and a base configured to seat the vanes at a radial distance about an axis where each vane includes a leading edge and a trailing...
Aircraft control stick operational in active and passive modes
An apparatus and method is provided for operating an aircraft control stick in an active mode and a passive mode. The method comprises subjecting the control...
System and method of monitoring, control and configuration of security and
A social networking site that communicates with a plurality of human users can also communicate with a plurality of non-human users. Information from one of the...
Removeable scanning module for mobile communication terminal
A decodable indicia reading system can comprise a mobile communication terminal and a removable scanning module. The mobile communication terminal can comprise...
System and method for detecting motion in compressed video
A method and apparatus wherein the method includes the steps of parsing a stream of compressed video, obtaining macroblock size information from the parsed...
Utilizing spreadsheet user interfaces with flowsheets of a CPI simulation
A simulation system includes at least one processor configured to execute a computer program product, stored upon a storage medium. The computer program product...
Partial redundancy for I/O modules or channels in distributed control
An apparatus includes at least one first input/output (I/O) module having multiple first I/O channels. Each first I/O channel is configured to provide a...
Device management using virtual interfaces cross-reference to related
Methods managing data communication between a peripheral device and host computer system are provided. A physical interface for communicating data between a...
Intelligent gesture-based user's instantaneous interaction and task
requirements recognition system and method
Methods and apparatus for determining an intended gesture-based input command from an incomplete gesture-based input command that is supplied to a gesture-based...
Optical interconnect assembly
An optical assembly includes a substrate with a first row of apertures and a second row of apertures. A first optical die includes a first plurality of optical...
Force sensor using integral force biasing for improved linearity
Apparatus and associated methods relate to a preloaded force sensor, the preloaded force being greater than a force threshold separating a non-linear response...
Variable scale sensor
A sensor assembly includes a sense element for sensing a sensed parameter. The sense element may provide a sense element output signal that is related to the...
Turbocharger housing and bearing locating pin
A turbocharger assembly includes: a housing with a through-bore and a cross-bore that intersects the through-bore to define an upper portion of the cross-bore...
Polyurethane foam premixes containing halogenated olefin blowing agents
and foams made from same
The invention provides polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams and methods for the preparation thereof. More particularly, the invention relates to...
Wireless interface device allowing a reliable digital and audio
communication transfer between a security...
A system, method process and apparatus is presented for interfacing digital and audio communications in a security system, comprising, a control panel having...
Methods and systems for representing time of arrival information on a
A method is provided for displaying information on a display device of an aircraft. The method comprises receiving data indicating a point selected from a...
Managing data communication between a peripheral device and a host
Management of data communication between a peripheral device and host computer system is provided. A peripheral device exposes to a host computer system...
Avionic data dictionary based messaging system and method
An avionics messaging system comprises a memory configured to store a plurality of pre-defined avionics message elements; a display unit configured to display...
Control effector health capabilities determination reasoning system and
A system and method for determining the response capabilities of a control effector are provided. Command data and sensor data associated with the control...
Single ear stator antenna for wireless torque measurement system
A wireless torque measurement system includes a rotor, a rotor antenna, rotor electronics, a signal processing module, and a single ear antenna. The rotor...
Advanced antenna protection for radars in level gauging and other
A level gauge includes at least one antenna configured to transmit wireless signals towards a material in a tank and to receive wireless signals reflected from...
Methods and systems for updating a map in response to selection of content
for display on the map
Methods and systems are provided for presenting information on a display device associated with an aircraft. A method comprises displaying a navigational map in...
A turbocharger bearing cartridge can include a bearing with an inner race, an outer race and rolling elements disposed between the inner race and the outer...
Annular bearing support dampers, gas turbine engines including the same,
and methods for the manufacture thereof
Embodiments of a gas turbine engine are provided, as are embodiments of an annular bearing support damper and embodiments of a method for manufacturing an...
System for directing air flow to a plurality of plena
A system for directing air flow to separate plena of a compartment that is defined at least by a compartment wall includes a NACA scoop, and a Pitot scoop. The...
Gas turbine engine optimization by electric power transfer
A method of increasing the operational efficiency of an operating gas turbine engine includes supplying mechanical power from a first spool of the operating gas...
Integrated process and methods of producing
The present invention relates to methods, process, and integrated systems for economically producing (E)-1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene via vapor phase and/or...
Hand controller assembly
A user input device for a vehicular electrical system is provided. The user input device includes a handle sized and shaped to be gripped by a human hand and a...
Piezo driver having low current quiesent operation for use in a personal
alert safety system of a...
Embodiments relate generally to personal alert safety systems (PASS) as well as the use of piezoelectric sound generators which may be located within a PASS...