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System and method for scrubbing CMP slurry systems
A system and apparatus for cleaning particle deposits from slurry distribution system components by injecting gas bubbles into the slurry solution having a...
Filter and method of making
A filter formed by the following steps is provided. The steps including: forming a plurality of sheets of filter media, each sheet of filter media having an...
System and method that dissipate heat from an electronic device
The electronic system includes an electronic device and a liquid holding section that is thermally coupled to the electronic device. The electronic system...
Bi-modal bleed valve assembly for gas turbine engine
A bi-modal bleed valve assembly is provided. In one embodiment, the bi-modal bleed valve assembly includes a housing assembly having a bleed inlet, a bleed...
Multistage proof-mass movement deceleration within MEMS structures
A micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) device includes a substrate comprising at least one anchor, a proof mass having first and second deceleration...
Hardware encryption key for use in anti-tamper system
In one embodiment, a system comprises application-specific functionality, anti-tamper functionality to detect an unauthorized attempt to interact with the...
System and method for providing a software installation or removal status
A method includes initiating an installation of software on a device or a removal of software from the device. The installation or removal of the software...
Scalable self-checking processing platform including processors executing
both coupled and uncoupled...
Methods and systems for a scalable self-checking processing platform are described herein. According to one embodiment, during an execution frame, a first...
Signal conditioning IC with conditioning-coefficient memory
A signal conditioning integrated circuit includes both signal conditioning circuitry and memory devoted to storing end-user downloadable coefficients. In a...
Aircraft systems and methods for displaying a touchdown point
A display system for an aircraft includes a processing unit configured to determine a touchdown point for the aircraft and to supply display commands associated...
Two way device free communications system
A two way communication system that does not require the use of a device by one of the communicators. The system employs an audio spotlight to project a signal...
Electrical component thermal management
Thermal management features are described for use with electrical components. In some examples, an assembly includes a printed board that includes a thermally...
Light-phase-noise error reducer
A resonator gyroscope comprises a reference laser generator to produce a reference light; a first slave light source to produce a first slave light locked to...
Compositions of tetrafluoropropene and hydrocarbons
Provided are azeotrope-like compositions comprising tetrafluoropropene and one or more selected hydrorocarbons and uses thereof, including use in refrigerant...
Azeotrope-like compositions of 1,1,2,3-tetrachloropropene and hydrogen
An azeotrope-like composition consisting essentially of 1,1,2,3-tetrachloropropene and hydrogen fluoride is provided, as well as methods that involve such an...
Insert molded actuator components
The present invention relates to electrostatically actuated device components and methods of making the same. In an embodiment, the invention includes a method...
Protective marine barrier system
A system to protect structures in a marine environment from the effects of an impact force. The system includes a plurality of floatable devices (panels) and a...
Thermocouple data acquisition system
A method of real-time analysis of an engine, comprising sensing a temperature within a chamber of the engine with a thermocouple sensor disposed on a spark plug...
Diffusers, diffusion systems, and methods for controlling airflow through
A diffuser is provided that includes a first wall, a second wall, and a first plasma actuator. The first wall has a radially-extending section and a curved...
Boresighting and pointing accuracy determination of gun systems
A boresight apparatus and methods for use of same with a gun system are provided. The gun system includes a gun tube and a pointing device. The boresight...
Adaptive microwave security sensor
A method and apparatus are provided for operating a microwave detector for detecting intruders within a secured area. The method includes the steps of selecting...
Life safety device with integrated Wi-Fi and GPS capability
This invention relates to a central security and alarm system that provides an ability to respond to an emergency signal sent from a personal life safety device...
Method of detecting the wet arc fault in the AC power distribution
Methods for detecting wet arc faults are based on the direct current (DC) signature analysis and pattern matching pertaining to wet arc characteristics. While...
Rotary position sensing apparatus
An angular position sensor (100) for determining angular position includes a shaft (105) having a threaded portion (108), and a structure for engaging an...
Gas analyzer apparatus and method of analyzing gases
A gas analyzer apparatus includes a device or platform for supporting a predetermined quantity of a reagent capable of reacting with a predetermined gas to...
Pitch-only densification of carbon-carbon composite materials
Method for making carbon-carbon composite friction product, by: fabricating carbon fiber preform; heat-treating the carbon fiber preform; infiltrating the...
Methods and apparatus for an oxygen furnace quality control system
A method for control of a basic oxygen furnace includes creating a computer-implemented model of the basic oxygen furnace based on support vector regression...
Process for blending refrigerants
Disclosed are methods and systems for forming multi-component refrigerant compositions comprising: (a) introducing a first refrigerant component into a vessel...
Vibration reduction system employing active bearing mounts
A vibration reduction system is provided for use in conjunction with a rotational device including a stationary body, a rotating body, and a first bearing...
Distributed network vibration isolation system and vibration isolators
A distributed network vibration isolation system includes several vibration isolation nodes distributed throughout a structure. The nodes wirelessly...
Rate limited active pilot inceptor system and method
A variable rate limit is implemented in an active inceptor haptic feedback control system. The rate limit is modulated based on a rate error between an aircraft...
Ambient pressure-responsive variable volume fuel tank
An apparatus is provided for a fuel tank system for an air vehicle. The system comprises a container having an interior adapted to hold fuel, the container...
Vibration isolation apparatus and methods of manufacture
A vibration isolation apparatus is provided that includes a main spring and a tuned mass damper. The main spring has a first end and a second end, and is...
Apparatus and method for defining and controlling graphical faceplates in
a process control system
A method includes receiving information identifying one or more elements to be presented in a first faceplate. The first faceplate is associated with control of...
Object oriented rule-based system and method
An object oriented rule-based system and method that combines rule-based technology and object-oriented programming in order to provide an efficient approach...
Parallel sequential turbocharger architecture using engine cylinder
variable valve lift system
An exemplary controller includes one or more processors, memory and control logic to individually control at least one of two exhaust valves of a cylinder of an...
High voltage electrolytes
A method for reducing pressure build-up in an electrochemical cell is provided comprising: providing an anhydrous nonaqueous electrolyte solution comprising at...
Anti-collision lighting systems and methods for a micro aerial vehicle
Systems and methods for anti-collision lights on a UAV. A method for passive anti-collision lights on a Micro-Aerial Vehicle ("MAV") including determining a...
Methods of bonding pure rhenium to a substrate
Methods are provided for bonding pure rhenium to a substrate comprising a material. Non-lubricated components configured to have friction contact with another...
Method for reducing variability in friction performance
Method for producing carbon-carbon composite brake discs by: (a) providing annular nonwoven carbon fiber brake disc preforms; (b) carbonizing the brake disc...
Additive dispersing filter and method of making
A method for dispersing an additive from an additive cartridge disposed in a housing of an oil filter is provided herein, the method includes using stagnation...
Control moment gyroscope
A control moment gyroscope (CMG) is provided for deployment on a spacecraft. The CMG includes an inner gimbal assembly (IGA), which, in turn, includes an IGA...
MEMS force balance accelerometer
Microelectromechanical (MEMS) accelerometer and acceleration sensing methods. A MEMS accelerometer includes a proof mass, a planar coil on the proof mass, a...
Configurable automotive controller
An engine control unit having a one-time integration of a model predictive control template via a potentially long software process. Changes to the control...
Fiber optic sensor apparatus
A fiber optic sensor apparatus includes an optical fiber, a fiber bend holder, and a sensing element. The optical fiber can be configured to form a transmit...
Monitoring receiver having virtual receiver and line numbers
A virtual receiver having multiple communication ports for connecting a link to a plurality of local security systems. The virtual receiver is programmed with a...
Apparatus and method for medium access control in wireless communication
A method includes identifying a white space at a first wireless node and selecting a channel in the identified white space. The white space includes at least...
Process for making chlorotrifluoroethylene from
Disclosed is a process for the making chlorotrifluoroethylene. The process comprises the step of reacting 1,1,2-trichlorotrifluoroethane with a reducing metal...
Low weight and high durability soft body armor composite using topical wax
Ballistic resistant articles having abrasion resistance. Particularly, abrasion resistant, ballistic resistant articles and composites having a wax-based...
Composite ballistic fabric structures
A multilayered composite fabric which comprises (a) a first fabric comprising non-woven unidirectionally oriented fibers in a first resin matrix, the fibers...