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A protective hood for use by a firefighter or other emergency worker. The hood includes a crown portion to cover the top of a wearer's head, the crown portion...
High visibility safety apparel
A high visibility safety vest for use with an air/oxygen bottle such as used with a SCBA. The vest includes a torso covering portion of high visibility...
Public variable interface system
A system for interfacing information between subsystems of an embedded software system with subsystem independence. It is a public variable system that defines...
Method for computing the relative likelihood of failures
A method for determining relative likelihood of a failure mode is provided. The method comprises receiving evidence observations of a monitored system from...
Signal management system for building systems
A system and approach for efficient algorithmic signal management for buildings. When a set of signals is received, attributes of the signals may be extracted...
Method and system for operating a vehicular electronic system with
categorized voice commands
Methods and systems for operating an avionics system with voice command capability are provided. A first voice command is received. A first type of avionics...
Portable wireless remote control unit for use with zoned HVAC system
An HVAC remote control unit for use in an HVAC system is described. In some instances, an HVAC remote control unit may be provided that wirelessly communicates...
Closed-loop monitoring and identification of CD alignment for papermaking
Alignment is a critical component for modeling a cross-directional (CD) papermaking process. It specifies the spatial relationship between individual CD...
Low-cost controller having a dynamically changeable interface
A controller for dynamic redefinition of a short stack initialization to provide a low cost generic controller. The controller may be built with a network...
Thermal bridge extensions for a module-chassis interface
A module for use with an expandable wedge clamp assembly in a chassis channel is provided. The module comprises a first side, a second side, a first extension...
System and method for enhancing signal-to-noise ratio of a resonator fiber
A resonator fiber optic gyroscope includes a sensing resonator having a first resonance frequency for a first laser beam propagation direction and a second...
Voice and video over internet protocol enabled security system
A method and apparatus are provided for operating a security system. The method includes the steps of providing a security panel coupled to a plurality of...
Systems and methods for aircraft to aircraft exchange of radar information
over low bandwidth communication...
Systems and methods communicate weather information between aircraft using low bandwidth communication transceivers. An exemplary embodiment receives weather...
Hybrid access control system and method for controlling the same
A wireless access apparatus for controlling access into a secure area comprises a first power source and a second power source. A controller automatically...
Aeration basin with off gas monitoring
A system and method include providing waste water to a treatment tank, diffusing air into the waste water in the treatment tank to treat the waste water, and...
Radial turbomolecular pump with electrostatically levitated rotor
A radial turbomolecular pump comprising an electrostatically levitated rotor with a high compression ratio and pump speed at a chip-scale level. The levitated...
Human-machine interface with integrated position sensors and passive
haptic feedback devices
A system and method for determining the input force supplied to a user interface by a user is provided. A passive feedback mechanism is coupled to the user...
Wind estimation for an unmanned aerial vehicle
The speed of the wind during operation of a UAV is estimated. In one example the speed of the wind is estimated by modeling an acceleration of an unmanned...
Perspective vertical situation display system and method
A display system and method for an aircraft simultaneously displays the terrain under the flight plan, or under the current track of the aircraft, as both a...
Interview programming for an HVAC controller
Controllers and methods are disclosed for aiding a user in programming a schedule of a programmable controller. In an illustrative embodiment, a guided...
Surrogate-based control system
A system for surrogate control of a space that incurs an ineffective sensor connection with its controller for running environmental conditioning equipment to...
Stand alone sensor apparatus for continuous web machines
A stand alone sensor apparatus includes a moveable chassis and, mounted to the chassis, a wireless power receiver, a sensor, and a wireless transceiver. The...
Designs and processes for thermally stabilizing a vertical cavity surface
emitting laser (vcsel) in a...
Designs and processes for thermally stabilizing a vertical cavity surface emitting laser (vcsel) in a chip-scale atomic clock are provided. In one embodiment, a...
An approach for obtaining a transducer mirror structure made from silicon. The structure may have a center portion and a perimeter portion that have an...
Near-to-eye head display system and method
A near-to-eye (NTE) display allows an operator of an apparatus, such as a pilot of an aircraft, to see a conformal video presentation of the view outside the...
Systems and methods for generation of comprehensive airspace weather
condition display from shared aircraft...
Systems and methods communicate sensor data pertaining to detected weather between aircraft. An exemplary system has at least one sensor on a transmitting...
Non-aligned antenna effect protection circuit with single event transient
The disclosure describes an antenna protection circuit for use in circuits where Single Event Transients from energetic particles is a concern. The antenna...
Isomerization of 1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene
Disclosed are processes for an isomerization reaction between (E)1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene and (Z)1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene. Some of the disclosed...
Nickel-base superalloys are provided. In an embodiment, a nickel-base superalloy includes a concentration of large radius elements disposed in the gamma phase...
Using pole pieces to guide magnetic flux through a MEMS device and method
Two opposing substrate layers each having one or more recesses filled with magnetic material guide the flow of flux through a coil in a MEMS device layer to...
Adaptive mounting within an inertial navigation system
An inertial navigation system includes a housing mountable to a vehicle and a sensor assembly located within the housing. The sensor assembly includes at least...
Building appliance controller with safety feature
A building appliance controller is disclosed that includes a safety feature. In one illustrative embodiment, the building appliance controller may include a...
Predictive autofocusing system
A system for providing a predictive autofocus prior to capturing an image of an iris of a subject. A sequence of images of the subject may be taken with a...
Method and system for real-time visual odometry
A method for real-time visual odometry comprises capturing a first three-dimensional image of a location at a first time, capturing a second three-dimensional...
Printed board assembly movement detection
A system may include a first connector housing, a magnetic data storage device mechanically coupled to the first connector housing, a second connector housing...
RFOG with optical heterodyning for optical signal discrimination
A RFOG comprises a reference laser configured to produce a reference laser beam; a first laser source configured to produce a first laser beam; a second laser...
Constant optical power sensor using a light source current servo combined
with digital demodulation intensity...
Systems and methods for fiber-optic gyroscopes are provided. In one embodiment, a fiber-optic gyroscope comprises: a light source current servo coupled to a...
Microelectronic security coatings
A security coating on an electronic circuit assembly comprises a mesh coating that may have a unique signature pattern and comprise materials that easily...
Heated engine nose cone using spiral channels
A nose cone of a turbomachine, such as an aircraft engine, is heated to prevent ice formation. The nose cone is configured as a conical shell positioned...
Axial-centrifugal compressor with ported shroud
A compressor includes a housing, a rotor, an impeller, and a ported shroud. The rotor is mounted within the housing, and has a first leading edge and a first...
Apparatus for preventing incorrect installation of machinery components
Apparatus for preventing incorrect installation of machinery components together includes a tab, pin and pin-receiving hole. The tab on the seal plate protrudes...
Regulator valve with locking system
A regulator valve includes a duct, a valve element, and an actuator. The duct has an inner surface defining a flow passage. The valve element is movably...
Systems and methods for reconfiguring input devices
A system includes an input device having first and second input members configured to be activated by a user. The input device is configured to generate...
CPU data bus PLD/FPGA interface using dual port RAM structure built in PLD
A programmable logic device may include first and second ports in data communication with a memory block including a pair of address areas. A system using the...
Display definitions interface for avionics communications systems
A method for displaying data in an avionics communications system is disclosed. The method generates an ARINC 661 definition file and a user database from one...
System and method for rendering visible features of a target location on a
synthetic flight display
A flight deck display system for an aircraft or other vehicle includes a first data source of visual feature data that is indicative of visual features of a...
Method and system for latitude adaptive navigation quality estimation
A method and system for navigation quality estimation is provided. The method comprises obtaining an alignment observation, comparing the alignment observation...
Tunable architecture for aircraft fault detection
A method for detecting faults in an aircraft is disclosed. The method involves predicting at least one state of the aircraft and tuning at least one threshold...
Methods and systems for efficiently orienting an agile vehicle using a
Methods and systems are provided for orienting an agile vehicle using a control moment gyroscope array. A method comprises obtaining initial vehicle parameters...
System and method for discrete supply chain control and optimization using
model predictive control
A system includes a first controller configured to monitor processes associated with a process facility and to generate control data for optimizing the process...