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Quantum dot solar cell with electron rich anchor group
A solar cell may including a quantum dot, an electron conductor and a bridge molecule disposed between the quantum dot and the electron conductor. The bridge...
Wall mount electronic controller
An electronic controller that is adapted to cooperate with a decorative wall plate is provided. In one illustrative embodiment, the electronic controller may be...
Shapable resin compositions
The present invention provides processes for the extrusion of a shapeable resin-containing composition as a foam, wherein said composition comprises at least...
Sheet stabilizer with dual inline machine direction air clamps and
An air stabilization system employing two substantially parallel, codirectional Coanda nozzles, that are positioned adjacent a flexible moving web, with each...
Retention structures and exit guide vane assemblies
A retention structure includes a center body including an outer surface, an enclosed end, an open end, and a contact section, the outer surface adapted to...
Aircraft brake assembly having a temperature probe and method of mounting
a temperature probe in a brake assembly
An aircraft brake assembly (10) includes a torque tube (16) having a passageway (18) for receiving a temperature probe, the passageway (18) having a wall and a...
Firewall sealing assembly
A firewall sealing assembly is provided for use between a firewall and a penetrating member. The assembly comprises a primary seal, a secondary seal, and a...
Active control stick assembly including traction drive
An active control stick assembly. In one embodiment, the active control stick assembly includes a housing assembly, a control stick coupled to the assembly...
HVAC controller with quick select feature
An HVAC controller is described that is configured to be more intuitive and user friendly to program and operate than convention HVAC controllers. In some...
Methods and systems for attaching and detaching a payload device to and
from, respectively, a gimbal system...
Methods and systems are provided for attaching and detaching a payload device to and from, respectively, a gimbal system without requiring use of a mechanical...
Secure group communication among wireless devices with distributed trust
In one embodiment, a method of forming a secure group from a plurality of nodes for communicating with a user A comprises performing a discover protocol,...
Advisory system to aid pilot recovery from spatial disorientation during
an excessive roll
Systems and methods for outputting instructions when a vehicle is not responding to a roll-angle alert. An example system includes one or more altitude sensors...
Systems and methods for vibration rectification error reduction in
closed-loop accelerometer systems
Systems and methods for controlling a closed-loop accelerometer system. A system includes an accelerometer with a driver that responds in a nonlinear manner and...
Modular biometrics collection system architecture
A modular biometrics collection system with an architecture having application to a combined features recognition system. The system may be a self-organizing...
Central monitoring station with method to process call based on call
source identification information
A system and a method for processing an incoming telephone call to an alarm system central monitoring station using call source identification data such as...
Wireless routing implementation
A wireless communications system comprising a number of node devices and a base station, and having a routing calculator, wherein the system is operating with a...
Flame rod drive signal generator and system
A flame rod drive signal generator and system for producing a flame rod drive signal for a flame rod of a combustion system. In one illustrative embodiment, the...
Resonator optical gyroscope having input beam modulation optimized for
high sensitivity and low bias
Systems and methods for optimizing input beam modulation for high gyro sensitivity and low bias errors. The present invention is a resonator optical gyroscope...
Embodiments of the apparatus, systems, and methods relate to a photoacoustic sensor includes an excitation source, a modulator, a quantum dot filter, an...
Fiber optic sensor utilizing broadband sources
Fiber optic sensors employ a high brightness light source such as a fiber optic supercontinuum source, multiplexed superluminescent light emitting diodes, or a...
Folded backlight systems having low index regions that prevent light
failing to meet total internal reflection...
A liquid crystal display is provided. The liquid crystal display includes a liquid crystal display panel having pixels configured to form an image; and a...
Methods and systems of generating 3D user interface for physical
One embodiment of the application provides a method of generating a 3D user interface (UI) in a controller for an appliance in a physical environment. The...
Systems and methods for collecting weather information using an airborne
Weather information recording systems and methods are operable to record information detected by airborne aircraft. An exemplary embodiment generates a trigger...
A multi-frequency photoelectric smoke detector includes a multi-frequency, source and an multi-frequency sensing array. The array can be part of a solid state...
Identification with RFID asset locator for entry authorization
A system for controlling access at secure facilities to locations and assets contained in those locations, comprising a biometric identification device, an RFID...
Gain control amplifier
Systems, methods, and devices provided herein are directed to improvements in gain control amplifiers that receive an input signal and generate an output signal...
Generator with quadrature AC excitation
A generator system is configured to supply two phase excitation current from an exciter rotor to a main generator rotor. When driven by a variable speed prime...
HVAC actuator with output torque compensation
An HVAC actuator, such as a spring return actuator, may adjust the maximum output torque of the motor with the varying spring return force of the HVAC actuator...
HVAC actuator with internal heating
An HVAC actuator configured to function in cold environments by providing a supplemental current component to an HVAC actuator in order to generate supplemental...
Dual lane control of a permanent magnet brushless motor using
non-trapezoidal commutation control
A motor control system and method implements non-trapezoidal motor control and meets established "fail passive" regulatory guidelines. In particular, a system...
Control system for an exoatmospheric kill vehicle
A control system for a maneuverable kill vehicle is provided. The control system includes a pressurized fluid source configured to provide a pressurized fluid,...
Method for producing fluorinated organic compounds
Disclosed are processes for the production of fluorinated olefins, preferably adapted to commercialization of CF.sub.3CF.dbd.CH.sub.2 (1234yf). Three steps may...
Pressure equalizing baffle and coanda air clamp
An air stabilization system employing two parallel, opposite-facing Coanda nozzles, with each nozzle exhausting gas at opposite directions, subjects a moving...
Sheet stabilization with dual opposing cross direction air clamps
An air stabilization system employing two parallel, opposite facing Coanda nozzles, that are positioned adjacent a flexible moving web, with each nozzle...
Input/steering mechanisms and aircraft control systems for use on aircraft
Input/steering mechanisms and aircraft control systems are provided. In an embodiment, by way of example only, an input/steering mechanism is provided for use...
Controller system user interface
A thermostat system having dedicated informational regions in a display and associated buttons or softkeys for sequential operation. The system may maximize...
Passive detection systems and methods
Systems and methods for passively determining when a threshold force has been exceeded. An example apparatus includes a housing and a substrate that is attached...
Sensor geometry for improved package stress isolation
The sensor geometry for improved package stress isolation is disclosed. A counterbore on the backing plate improves stress isolation properties of the sensor....
Pressure sensor assembly
The present disclosure relates to pressure sensors. In one illustrative embodiment, the pressure sensor may include a pressure sensor assembly having pressure...
Method for modeling smoke propagation
A method and computer-readable medium for modeling smoke propagation in a structure are presented, along with applications of the method. A model is provided of...
Integrated infrastructure for coexistence of WI-FI networks with other
A wireless communications method and system includes an industrial sensor network that comprises a plurality of industrial sensors, which communicates with the...
Reconfigurable aircraft radio communications system
A reconfigurable radio communications system is disclosed. The system comprises a digital data bus, a control bus, and first and second reconfigurable radio...
Automatic sequencing based on wireless connectivity
A method of determining the sequence of traversing nodes in a communication network is provided. The method comprises with each node, determining other nodes in...
An amplifier capable of operating in multiple modes may include (a) first and second voltage inputs and (b) first and second current outputs that have...
Motor control architecture for simultaneously controlling multiple motors
A motor control architecture is provided that simultaneously controls multiple motors. The motor control system includes memory, a plurality of motor control...
Modular, harnessless electromechanical actuation system assembly
A modular electromechanical actuation system assembly is provided that includes an electronic control unit housing having a plurality of motor receptacles and a...
Ballistic shield composites with enhanced fragment resistance
Consolidated, layered composites having high penetration resistance to both bullets and fragments are described. The composites comprise, in order, a first...
Gaseous dielectrics with low global warming potentials
A dielectric gaseous compound which exhibits the following properties: a boiling point in the range between about -20.degree. C. to about -273.degree. C.;...
Inflatable seal assembly between an engine inlet and a vehicle
An inflatable sealing assembly for sealing between an intake section of a turbine engine and an air inlet ring of a vehicle. The inflatable sealing assembly...
Steam tube connection for steam humidifier
A twist locking connector for a steam humidifier. The steam humidifier includes a tank for heating water to generate steam and a steam tube receiver structure...