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Sensor assembly with hydrophobic filter
The present disclosure relates generally to sensors, and more particularly, to methods and devices for reducing moisture, dust, particulate matter, and/or other...
Method of controlling a turbocharger having a variable-geometry mechanism
and a waste gate
A method for controlling a variable-geometry turbine (24) that includes a variable-geometry mechanism that is movable between a fully closed position closing a...
Method for providing an efficient thermal transfer through a printed
A method of heat sinking a surface mount device (SMD) component. In an example method through holes are formed in a printed circuit board (PCB), a first copper...
Apparatus and method for capabilities verification and restriction of
managed applications in an execution...
A method includes identifying one or more features of an execution environment to be used by an application during execution and determining if use of the one...
Method and system of controlling a cursor in a three-dimensional graphical
A method of controlling a cursor displayed on a display device is provided. A three-dimensional environment is displayed on a display device. A cursor and a...
Telephone or other portable device with inertial sensor
At least one inertial sensor is configured to sense movement of a telephone (or other portable device such as a personal digital assistant, portable computer,...
System level function block engine
A function block engine, a block execution list and a parameter and/or variable storage space being resident in a memory supporting the engine. The function...
Face and iris imaging system and method
A duplex camera with common face and iris imaging optics locates an iris in a scene and images the iris without requiring multiple camera alignment or a rapid...
Apparatus and method for routing data in wireless networks
A method includes identifying, at a first wireless node, routing costs associated with routing data to a destination through multiple paths in a wireless...
Systems and methods for infering hail and lightning using an airborne
weather radar volumetric buffer
A weather radar system for improving output of potential lightning and hail weather conditions. An exemplary system includes a processor that receives and...
Power stealing circuitry for a control device
A power stealing circuit for stealing power to operate a control device is disclosed. In one illustrative embodiment, power may be periodically or...
Cooled component with a featured surface and related manufacturing method
An improved type of cooled component is disclosed. The cooled components, such as turbine airfoils and combustors, have a base metal structural member,...
Variable nozzle turbocharger
There is provided a turbocharger with a variable nozzle assembly having a plurality of cambered vanes positioned annularly around a turbine wheel, each vane...
Tethered autonomous air vehicle with wind turbines
A wind turbine energy conversion device that can take advantage of the higher speed and more persistent winds at higher altitudes is hereinafter disclosed. The...
System and method for decentralized balancing of hydronic networks
A method includes associating a plurality of valve balancing units with a plurality of valves in a hydronic network. The method also includes adjusting a...
A system for controlling fuel to an engine to minimize emissions in an exhaust of the engine. There may be a controller connected to an actuator, for example a...
Apparatus and method for allowing a fail-back to a prior software release
in a process control system
A method includes receiving a request to install a software release, where the software release is to be installed on a first device and/or a second device. The...
Apparatus and method for visualization of control techniques in a process
Various graphical displays used for visualization of control techniques in a process control system can be provided to an operator. For example, a graphical...
On-device constrained random verification for device development
A method of functionally verifying a device under test having at least one processor and at least one memory is disclosed. The method includes creating...
Architecture and method for hardware-assisted processor checkpointing and
A method to enable an adaptive fault tolerance in a data system is provided. The method includes communicatively coupling a radiation hardened hardware element...
Method and system for controlling a security system using near field
A security system control system using a host object with a near field communication device and a target object with a near field communication device. The...
System and method for accessing and configuring field devices in a process
control system using distributed...
A system includes a client and an interface component. The client includes (i) a device manager associated with a field device in a process control system and...
Enumerated linear programming for optimal strategies
One embodiment is directed to an approach to solving a leader-follower problem in which a leader has a set of leader actions and a follower has a set of...
Systems and methods for calibration of gyroscopes and a magnetic compass
Calibration systems and methods simultaneously calibrate a magnetic compass and gyroscopes. An exemplary embodiment rotates the field calibration system. Based...
Vehicle position keeping system
Vehicle position keeping systems and methods. The system reduces vehicle congestion by maintaining a position of a first vehicle relative to a second vehicle,...
Apparatus and method for troubleshooting a computer system
An apparatus for troubleshooting a computer system of a vehicle is disclosed. In one embodiment, an apparatus for accumulating information pertaining to a...
Apparatus and method for optimizing operation of sugar dryers
A method includes determining how to adjust one or more manipulated variables using at least one model. The one or more manipulated variables are associated...
Apparatus and method for transmit power control in a wireless network
A method includes repeatedly transmitting messages from a first wireless node at a transmit power. The method also includes receiving feedback from a second...
Dynamic range measurement and calculation of optical keyless entry sensor
An optical keyless entry sensor system and method includes an optical sensor in association with a mirror that reflects light transmitted from the optical...
Apparatus and method for efficient indexing and querying of images in
security systems and other systems
A method includes receiving one or more query images and identifying multiple features associated with an object or an activity using the one or more query...
Apparatus and method for intelligent frequency-hopping discovery and
A process control system or other system includes multiple nodes that communicate using frequency-hopping patterns. Each node may operate using its own...
Gatelink startup controlled by ACARS CMU
Methods and apparatus' for operating a communication system between an aircraft and a communication center are provided. One method includes using an aircraft...
Apparatus and method for deterministic latency-controlled communications
in process control systems
A method includes obtaining a data message having data associated with a process system and mapping the data message to one of multiple classifications. The...
Method to operate a wireless network having a predictable and stable
A method for operating a wireless network having a predicable and stable network performance. The method includes controlling output distribution of nodes in...
System and method for GNSS position aided signal acquisition
A Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) device, such as the Global Positioning System (GPS) device, uses satellite orbital position information from almanac...
Self-calibrating signal reconstruction system
An approach for calibrating a signal reconstruction system. A signal may be input to a low-pass filter. An output of the filter may be converted to a digital...
Quantum dot solar cell with rigid bridge molecule
A solar cell including a quantum dot, an electron conductor, and a rigid bridge molecule disposed between the quantum dot and the electron conductor. The rigid...
Pre-fiber gel compositions and materials, methods of manufacture and uses
A pre-fiber gel material is described herein that includes: a) at least one amide-based and/or polyamide-based composition; and b) at least one lactam gelling...
Apparatus and method of using porous material for antigen separation,
identification, and quantification with...
An apparatus includes a porous membrane for retaining antigens from a sample as the sample passes through the membrane. The apparatus also includes a first...
Method of manufacturing a carbon-carbon brake disc
A method of manufacturing a carbon-carbon brake disc uses a restraint fixture (12) that includes a preform retention region configured to limit contracting...
Apparatus and method for determining the composition of a material being
A method includes identifying first data associated with cyclic voltammetry measurements of a material being examined. The cyclic voltammetry measurements...
Decoupler devices to prevent backdrive in air turbine starters
An air turbine starter for starting an engine includes a housing, and a flow path communicating a flow of gas therethrough; a turbine member; a clutch; and a...
X-vane configuration in a ducted-fan aerial vehicle
Disclosed herein is a propulsion system, which may be implemented in an air-vehicle, such as a ducted-fan organic air-vehicle. The propulsion system comprises...
Flow sensing device including a tapered flow channel
A fluid flow sensing device can include a tapered fluid flow channel formed into a main channel defining a fluid flow tube as an alternate fluid flow path. A...
Systems and methods for determining air data parameters
Systems and methods determine at least one air data parameter, such as an angle of attack (AOA), an angle of sideslip (AOS), a total pressure (p.sub.t), and/or...
Effusion cooling techniques for combustors in engine assemblies
A combustor for an engine assembly includes a cylindrical wall forming a combustion chamber in which an air and fuel mixture is combusted; and a plurality of...
Low minimum impulse bit propellant gas thruster
A gas thruster is configured to supply thrust over a relatively wide range, from a relatively low value to a relatively high thrust value, and exhibits...
High speed memory error detection and correction using interleaved (8,4)
Methods and systems are disclosed for the detection and correction of memory errors using code words with a quantity, divisible by 4, of data bits, with an...
System and method for adapting a loop powered field instrument for use in
a wireless network
A system and method are disclosed for adapting a loop powered wired field instrument for use in a wireless network of wireless field instruments without...