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Protective coating systems for gas turbine engine applications and methods
for fabricating the same
Protective coating systems for gas turbine engine applications and methods for fabricating such protective coating systems are provided. An exemplary method of...
Method to apply multiple coatings to a fiber web
A method for applying multiple polymeric coatings onto a fibrous substrate. More particularly, a method for applying multiple polymeric coatings onto fibrous...
Backup control for HVAC system
An equipment interface module that can operate one or more pieces of HVAC equipment in accordance with instructions received from a properly operating...
Refrigeration control system
A control apparatus and associated method for a refrigeration system are provided. The control apparatus includes sensors capable of detecting controlled...
Method for permitting two parties to establish connectivity with both
parties behind firewalls
A communications scheme enables a central communications station to assist two communications systems located behind firewalls that prevent communication...
Benchmarking diagnostic algorithms
A method for benchmarking diagnostic algorithms for a particular application is provided. The diagnostic algorithms are rank ordered based on a specified...
Target specific image scaling for effective rapid serial visual
A system and method of efficiently and effectively triaging an image that may include one or more target entities are provided. A target entity to be searched...
IEEE 1394 network for deterministic and/or fault-tolerant communication
In one embodiment, a system comprises a plurality of nodes and an IEEE 1394 bus. Each of the plurality of nodes comprises at least one IEEE 1394 interface for...
Device facilitating quick and easy removal of a lens from a front side. The device includes a lens, a housing, a retention clip, an ejection block, and a...
Speaker circuit resident notification appliances
Both notification appliances and speakers usable to broadcast verbal messages into a region can be coupled to common signal and power providing communication...
High frequency generator without rotating diode rectifier
A high frequency starter-generator system uses an electric machine design that does not employ rotating rectifiers installed on the rotor. The output frequency...
Overload control of an electric power generation system
A control system for an electrical power generation system (EPGS) provides overload protection without disconnecting a generator of the EPGS from an excessive...
Adaptive field control of a variable frequency synchronous generator
A voltage regulator with an adaptive field discharge control system may use the rate of change of the POR voltage, the rate of change of the output current and...
Circuit having a micro crush capacitor
A start-up circuit having a micro crush capacitor that is operatable with a small pressure. The crush capacitor may be connected to a silicon controlled...
Method of forming bond coating for a thermal barrier coating
According to a method for forming a coating system on a turbine engine component substrate that comprises a nickel-based superalloy substrate having at least...
Broadband infrared heating of medical fluids
A system for heating a medical fluid includes a container including a fluid path including an inlet side and an outlet side. A broadband infrared radiation...
Compressor ported shroud for foil bearing cooling
A compressor ported shroud takes compressed air from the shroud of the compressor before it is completely compressed and delivers it to foil bearings. The...
Decoupled housing seat
An exhaust gas valve assembly includes a housing defining a cavity therein and having an intake port and an exhaust port. A valve seat has a first axial end...
Retention of ball bearing cartridge for turbomachinery
An exemplary method for limiting movement of an outer race of a bearing cartridge includes positioning the bearing cartridge in a substantially cylindrical bore...
Target trajectory generator for predictive control of nonlinear systems
using extended Kalman filter
A model predictive controller (MPC) for predictive control of nonlinear processes utilizing an EKF (Extended Kalman Filter) and a nominal trajectory generator....
People detection in video and image data
A process identifies a person in image data. The process first executes a training phase, and thereafter a detection phase. The training phase learns body parts...
Wireless building control system bridge
A building control system is described that includes a building controller and a bridge. The building controller may control one or more portions of a building...
Ground fault detection in an ungrounded electrical system
An ungrounded electrical power distribution system may experience a single line to ground fault. Such a fault may not disrupt operation of the system, but its...
System and method for displaying graphical departure procedures
A method of visually presenting aviation obstacles to an operator of an aircraft is disclosed. The method comprises receiving departure information associated...
Remote output system and method
An ambient condition monitoring system includes a plurality of detectors such as smoke detectors, gas detectors, or fire detectors. Each of the detectors has...
Method and system for improving peak power capability of an aircraft
A method and system for improving peak power capability in an electrical system is disclosed. The system may include an auxiliary generator operated in...
System and method of detecting human presence
A detector of human emitted Blackbody radiation includes a plurality of series connected thermocouples. A lens can be associated with each of the thermocouples....
Compositions containing sulfur hexafluoride and uses thereof
A method for suppressing an electric arc or corona discharge includes providing a device capable of storing, transmitting, or generating an electrical current...
Non-conductive colored heat transfer fluids
Disclosed is a colored heat transfer fluid, the heat transfer fluid comprising a nonconductive colorant and having a conductivity of less than 200 .mu.S/cm....
Solvent compositions containing chlorofloroolefins or fluoroolefins
Compositions and methods based on the use of fluoroalkene containing from 3 to 4 carbon atoms and at least one carbon-carbon double bond, such as HFO-1214,...
Signal torque module assembly for use in control moment gyroscope
A signal torque module assembly (STMA) is provided for use within a control moment gyroscope of the type that includes a rotor assembly. The STMA comprises a...
Combustion blower control for modulating furnace
A furnace includes a combustion blower and one or more pressure switches. In some cases, the one or more pressure switches may be used to calculate one or more...
Systems and methods for acceleration and rotational determination from an
in-plane and out-of-plane MEMS device
A Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) inertial sensor systems and methods determine linear acceleration and rotation in the in-pane and out-of-plane...
Combustors for use in turbine engine assemblies
An engine assembly includes a scroll assembly including an inlet, an outlet, an inner section, and an outer section. Each of the inner section and the outer...
Plasma flow controlled diffuser system
A diffuser system for a compressor for a gas turbine engine includes a diffuser and a plasma actuator. The diffuser comprises a first wall and a second wall....
Trivial file transfer protocol (TFTP) file segment and file address
A method of transferring data using a Trivial File Transport Protocol (TFTP) comprises sending a request packet from a client to a server, the request packet...
System and method for accessing and presenting health information for
field devices in a process control system
A system includes a server configured to generate a request for status information and/or diagnostic information associated with a field device in a process...
System and method for controlling intermodulation interference
In one embodiment, a method of controlling intermodulation (IM) interference is provided. The method comprises determining if an IM product spectrum overlaps...
Systems and methods for assessing weather in proximity to an airborne
Dynamic weather model systems and methods are operable to assess weather in proximity to an airborne aircraft. An exemplary embodiment receives a radar return...
Method and system of translating developing conditions in spatial
geometries into verbal output
A verbal language based output system includes data defining a geometrical region, such as a building, configuration data relative to various detectors in the...
Method and apparatus for wireless asset tracking using asset tags with
A system includes an asset tag associated with an asset, the asset tag having a motion sensor to detect a movement of the asset. The system also includes a...
Microwave motion detector with target angle detection
The present invention is an alarm system that includes a dual technology motion sensor. The dual technology sensor includes a PIR sensor with a PIR detection...
Gas detection method and system
There is disclosed a method of operating a colorimetric gas detector system that comprises a substrate (1) bearing a material (12) that can react with a target...
Method of controlling a gas separating apparatus
A method of controlling an apparatus for separating product gas and non product gas from an air supply, the concentration of the product gas produced by the...
Retainer for a turbocharger
Disclosed are retainers for a turbocharger. In one embodiment, the retainer includes a generally annular body that defines a bore and one or more channels. The...
Two fluid thermal storage device to allow for independent heating and
A two fluid thermal storage device that may allow for independent heating and cooling includes a plurality of plate members with a set of dividers brazed...
Dual-dual lockstep processor assemblies and modules
Processor assemblies and modules are provided. One processor assembly includes first and second processors, and first and second input/output (I/O) interfaces...
Cascadable high-performance instant-fall-through synchronous
first-in-first-out (FIFO) buffer
An apparatus and method of operating a cascadable, instant-fall-through First In, First Out (FIFO) buffer is provided. The method comprises receiving a first...
Method and system for accelerating the computation of adaptive weights
using matrix inverse calculations
A system and method is provided for performing matrix inverse functions, for example, for use within Space-Time Adaptive Processing (STAP). The methods use...