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Electrical power generator
Electrical power generators incorporating stabilized fuels and methods for the encapsulation of fuels are provided. More particularly, methods for the...
Melt spinning blends of UHMWPE and HDPE and fibers made therefrom
Compositions that are intimate blends of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene and high-density polyethylene (HDPE), and which are melt spinnable. The...
Single silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafer accelerometer fabrication
Methods for creating at least one micro-electromechanical (MEMS) structure in a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafer. The SOI wafer with an extra layer of oxide is...
Active control stick assembly
An active control stick assembly is provided. In one embodiment, the active control stick assembly includes a housing assembly, and a control stick support body...
Partial stroke testing with pulsed control loop
Partial Stroke Testing (PST) equipment and methodologies provide PST data for one or more valves by withholding or applying power to the one or more valves for...
Turbocharger with variable nozzle having vane sealing surfaces
A variable nozzle for a turbocharger includes a plurality of vanes rotatably mounted on a nozzle ring and disposed in a nozzle flow path defined between the...
Method for verification via information processing
Identification servers are small, perhaps embedded, systems that can be used as subsystems of a tracking and verification system. An identification server can...
Computer evaluation of crop related industries
A process for optimizing a portfolio of products produced from a crop includes the use of an objective function to determine optimized quantities of the...
Cellular radio communicator and method for configuring the same
A wireless communications device comprising a communications section adapted to communicate with a remote device using at least two wireless carriers, a signal...
Video stabilization in real-time using computationally efficient corner
detection and correspondence
Real-time image stabilization using computationally efficient corner detection and correspondence is provided. The real-time image stabilization performs a...
Systems and methods for preparing ground-based weather radar information
for use in an installation vehicle
Systems and methods prepare ground-based supplemental weather radar information for integration with onboard weather radar information. An exemplary embodiment...
Re-configurable multipurpose analog interface
Systems and apparatus are provided for interfacing a digital controller with an analog input means. The system comprises a digital controller with the input of...
Alarm reporting through utility meter reading infrastructure
A system is provided that includes a utility meter of a utility company that measures consumption of a utility within a space occupied by a user, a wireless...
Phosphorous-comprising dopants and methods for forming phosphorous-doped
regions in semiconductor substrates...
Phosphorous-comprising dopants, methods for forming phosphorous-doped regions in a semiconductor material, and methods for fabricating phosphorous-comprising...
Process for dehydrochlorinating 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoro-2-chloropropane to
2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene in the...
A process for making a fluorinated olefin. The process has the step of dehydrochlorinating a hydrochlorofluorocarbon having at least one hydrogen atom and at...
Compositions comprising tetrafluoropropene and carbon dioxide
Disclosed are compositions useful in a wide variety of applications, including heat transfer fluids which possess a highly desirable and unexpectedly superior...
Mitigation of high stress areas in vertically offset structures
Alternative methods of constructing a vertically offset structure are disclosed. An embodiment includes forming a flexible layer having first and second end...
Antireflective coatings for via fill and photolithography applications and
methods of preparation thereof
An absorbing composition is described herein that includes at least one inorganic-based compound, at least one absorbing compound, and at least one material...
Power supply with remotely adjustable output
A power supply system allowing remote adjustments of the power output of the power supply unit without having to physically access the power supply unit itself...
System and method for initializing secure communications with lightweight
System and methods for initializing secure communications with lightweight devices are described herein. In one embodiment, the method includes enabling a...
Ground fault interruption using DSP based SSPC module
A ground fault interruption (GFI) system is incorporated onto a DSP based LRM of an aerospace vehicle. The GFI system operates with digital controls and, unlike...
Trigger mechanism for current acquisition used for motor control
A trigger mechanism for starting current acquisition for motor control applications is disclosed. The present invention may generate an edge (ADC trigger) that...
Fingerprint acquisition system
An acquisition system for obtaining images of a fingerprint from a finger, or marks of another kind of target. The system may have two or more cameras...
Iris recognition system having image quality metrics
An iris recognition system implementing image quality metrics to assess the quality of an acquired eye image for reliable operation. Images with low image...
Apparatus and method for camera-based color measurements
A method includes receiving light from a material at a digital imaging device. The method also includes filtering the light into at least three spectral bands...
Camera with auto focus capability
A method and apparatus for automatically focusing a camera that may rely upon ambient light for auto focusing and flash illumination for image capture. A...
System and method for digital video scan using 3-D geometry
A system and method for providing digital video scan using 3-D geometry. The digital video scan system includes a 3-D scan scene maker for generating a...
Photonic proximity sensor and scalable photonic sensing system
A photonic proximity sensor and photonic sensor system are provided. The photonic proximity sensor includes a first light source, a second light source, and a...
Power generator shut-off valve
A power generator has a hydrogen producing fuel and a fuel cell having a proton exchange membrane separating the hydrogen producing fuel from ambient. A valve...
Variable geometry turbine for a turbocharger and method of controlling the
There is described a variable geometry turbine having a sliding element (5) for the control of the section throat of the turbine (1) by sliding movement along...
Turbine nozzles and methods of manufacturing the same
Turbine nozzles and methods of manufacturing the turbine nozzles are provided. In an embodiment, by way of example only, a turbine nozzle includes a first ring,...
Passive thermal image glass breakage detector
A system and method for detecting glass breakage using thermal imaging is provided. The system includes an infrared image detector for acquiring an infrared...
Pressure relief valves and pneumatic control systems
A pressure relief valve includes a lever plate, a first spring, a fitting, and a guide assembly. The fitting has a first side, a second side, and a flange...
Inertial sensor misalignment and compensation
An apparatus for providing information pertaining to the orientation of a vehicle to which the apparatus is coupled includes a chassis having a first interior...
Ecology valve fuel return system for gas turbine engine
An ecology valve (EV) fuel return system is provided. In one embodiment, the EV fuel return system includes a housing assembly having a fuel return outlet and a...
Automated system for checking proposed human adjustments to operational or
planning parameters at a plant
A method (400) for automatically checking proposed adjustments by an individual to at least one parameter at a manufacturing plant includes (401) creating a...
Method and apparatus for analysis of errors, accuracy, and precision of
guns and direct and indirect fire...
Methods and a system for simulating a weapon system are provided. The weapon system may be modeled using a detailed-error-source description (DESD), with an...
Model-based determination of power source replacement in wireless and
A model-based system and method for analyzing power source performance and optimizing operational costs are provided. Data from the power source (such as a...
Apparatus and method for automated closed-loop identification of an
industrial process in a process control system
An apparatus, method, and computer program are provided for automated closed-loop identification of an industrial process in a process control system. Multiple...
Apparatus and method for model predictive control (MPC) of a nonlinear
A method includes obtaining a nonlinear process model modeling a nonlinear process to be controlled. The method also includes obtaining an objective function...
Method for maintaining datalink network throughput by delaying lower
A method of maintaining datalink network throughput in a communications channel by delaying lower priority messages is provided. The method comprises receiving...
Integrated access control system and a method of controlling the same
An access control system including a base station located near a stationary target site used to control access to the stationary target site and satellite...
Expedient encoding system
An encoding system for an iris recognition system. In particular, it presents a robust encoding method of the iris textures to compress the iris pixel...
High accuracy radar altimeter using automatic calibration
A method of compensating for component errors within a radar altimeter is described. The method includes periodically switching transmit pulses from a transmit...
Dimmable high pressure arc lamp apparatus and methods
A dimmable arc lamp assembly comprises a lamp enclosure comprising a chamber enclosing a light-emitting material, first and second electrodes extending into the...
Manufacture of 1,1,1,2,3,3-hexafluoropropane and
1,1,1,2-tetrafluoropropane via catalytic hydrogenation
A process for producing hydrofluorocarbon compounds represented by the following formula: CF.sub.3CHFCH.sub.m+1F.sub.n wherein m is 0 or 2; n is 0 or 2; and...
3-chloro 1,1,1,6,6,6-hexafluoro-2,4-hexadiene and solvent compositions
containing the same
Disclosed are compositions and systems having utility in numerous situations, including in particular solvent cleaning systems, as well as refrigerant...
Power generator having multiple layers of fuel cells
A power generator has a hydrogen source, such as a hydrogen producing fuel and a fuel cell having a proton exchange membrane separating the hydrogen producing...
Hybrid aircraft wheel comprising metal and composite portions
An aircraft wheel (14) comprises a metal support structure (30) having a first annular ring (31) and a second annular ring (32) connected via at least one...
Rigid mount anti-leak fluid coupler
A fluid coupler for connecting two hydraulic appliances together without requiring flexible hoses is described. The fluid coupler enables fluid-tight connecting...