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System and method for calibration of radio frequency location sensors
A method includes receiving, in a scanner, at least one radio-frequency (RF) signal from a sensor proximate to the scanner. The method also includes storing...
Remote service audible arming state annunciation
This invention relates to accessing security systems through a communication system such as the Internet, a LAN or a WAN, using a virtual remote keypad...
Power drive unit electromagnetic latch
A no-back device for a power drive unit is configured such that, during operation of the power drive unit, the no-back device does not supply magnetic or...
Techniques to reduce substrate cross talk on mixed signal and RF circuit
An integrated circuit has a buried insulation layer formed over a semiconductor substrate, and a semiconductor mesa formed over the buried insulation layer. A...
Methods for forming metal layers for a MEMS device integrated circuit
Systems and methods for MEMS device fabrication. A layer of photoresist is formed on a substrate. A first region of the substrate is exposed to a radiation...
Axial impact shaft system
A stub shaft of a main rotor shaft of a generator has its flange or shoulder removed from its outer portion so in the event of a bending failure of the stub...
Inferential pulverized fuel flow sensing and manipulation within a coal
The subject matter herein relates to coal mills and, more particularly, inferential pulverized fuel flow sensing and manipulation within a coal mill. Various...
Piezoelectric pressure control valve
A pressure control valve having a common plenum formed by two flow control valves that each utilize electrically controlled piezoelectric actuators to generate a...
Method for repairing an impeller
The present invention provides a method of weld repairing an impeller by use of a weld restraining fixture. The fixture is used to sandwich the impeller between...
Audio visual alarm housing
Apparatus, system, and method for wireless diagnostics
A diagnostic concentrator includes a first interface that is capable of receiving a signal sent from a field device to a process controller. The signal includes...
Determining capability of an on-line sensor
Devices, systems and methods for determining capabilities of an on-line sensor are disclosed. The exemplary method may comprise the following acts. The method...
Security system and method for blocking an incoming telephone call, and a
security system with a telephone do...
A method and system for blocking an incoming telephone call based upon at least one predetermined criterion. The system includes a security device having a user...
Fault tolerance in wireless networks
A network includes a plurality of logical access entities. Each access entity includes one or more communication interfaces. The network further includes a...
Redundantly connected wireless sensor networking methods
Methods and devices for operating a wireless network including redundant communication. Methods involving redundantly connected nodes are discussed including...
Advanced matrix converter and method for operation
A matrix converter may be provided with AC switches that comprise bi-directional sets of semiconductor switches that are gated with a common gating link. A low...
Segmented optics circuit drive for closed loop fiber optic sensors
Systems and methods for improving output resolution of an optical drive circuit in an optical sensor. The optical sensor circuit includes an optics circuit that...
Dust free absorbent packaging materials
A liquid-absorbing, impact-absorbing packaging container for protecting packaged items such as bottled liquids, while providing absorbency in the event of a...
Wireless temperature sensor for obtaining temperature profiles in a mixing
A wireless temperature sensor for use in monitoring the temperature of a fluid or gas in a mixing vessel. The wireless temperature sensor comprises a temperature...
Process for the preparation of UHMW multi-filament poly(alpha-olefin)
A process for preparing ultra-high molecular weight poly(alpha-olefin) (UHMWPO) multi-filament yarns having improved tensile properties at higher productivity....
Self-adjusting electrochemical sensor
A gas detector with a compensated electrochemical sensor exhibits altered sensitivity in response to decreasing stochastic noise in an output thereof. A gain...
Apparatus and method for controlling product grade changes in a paper
machine or other machine
A paper machine includes equipment for processing or producing a product in a continuous manner, such as a paper sheet. A grade change occurs when the equipment...
Thermostat with fixed segment display having both fixed segment icons and
a variable text display capacity
The disclosure pertains to thermostats having an improved interface. In some cases, the present disclosure relates to thermostats that can display not only menu...
Temperature-actuated valve assembly
A temperature-actuated valve assembly is provided, which includes a valve assembly housing having a main flow passage and a control flow passage. A ...
Internal bypass exhaust gas cooler
An exhaust gas cooler assembly (10) with an internally located bypass tube (50), spaced apart from and disposed within a core passage (60), with an exhaust gas...
Submersible vehicle object ejection system using a flywheel driven boost
An object ejection system uses an energy storage flywheel to drive the fluid pump that is used to pressurize the ejection tubes. The energy storage flywheel is...
Securing standard test access port with an independent security key
A system to prevent unauthorized access to a protected device includes a test access port operable to mate with a test access connector, a security key port...
Unitary control module with adjustable input/output mapping
A unitary control module having adjustable input and output mapping functionality, including methods of configuring such devices for use in different...
Systems and methods for determining engine torque values
A system and method of estimating the torque value of an engine are provided. The method includes generating corrected variable values from engine measured...
Method and apparatus for high accuracy relative motion determination using
A relative navigation system including a first unit responsive to the motion of a first position, a second unit responsive to the motion of a second position and...
Testing of control strategies in a control system controlling a process
Test cases to test control strategies of a control process are specified in input files. The instructions in the input files are automatically read by a block...
Kerr effect compensated optical ring resonator
Systems and methods for compensating for nonlinear phase shift accumulation in an optical ring resonator. An example method includes sending a first beam in a...
Apparatus and method for thermal management using vapor chamber
An apparatus includes a plurality of islands each carrying multiple cantilevers. The apparatus also includes a fluidic network having a plurality of channels...
Non volatile addressable electronic paper with color capability
In accordance with the invention, there are systems for electronic paper, apparatus for electrophoretic display, and methods of making an electrophoretic...
Light scattering and imaging optical system
An optical element for conveying scattered and image light to several detectors. The optical element may have the properties of a diffractive beam splitter and...
LCD touchscreen panel with scanning backlight
A liquid crystal display (LCD) device (100) having an integrated touchscreen, includes a touchscreen surface and LC layer (20) that are partitioned according to...
Identifying key video frames
A rate of change of visual content (compared to an adjacent video frame) of a video frame is determined, and the video frame is selected as a key video frame if...
Active human-machine interface system including interposed sector gears
A human-machine interface assembly includes a user interface, a first motor, a second motor, a first sector gear, and a second sector gear. The user interface is...
Self-contained wireless security sensor collective system and method
A system includes a plurality of sensors and a monitoring system that are capable of wireless communication. A first of the sensors senses information relating...
Instant messaging applications in security systems
A method of operating a security system by generating an instant message at a first location, the instant message including security system data, then...
Distributed stand-off verification and face recognition systems (FRS)
A system for providing stand-off biometric verification of a driver of a vehicle while the vehicle is moving and/or a person on foot at a control gate, including...
Wireless control of security system with key-operated key fob
A key fob with a housing into which a deadbolt key is mounted such that the shank protrudes therefrom, enabling a user to turn the housing and cause the key to...
Variable orifice torch
A variable orifice torch for use in a solid free form fabrication system for manufacturing a component from successive layers of metal feedstock material. The...
Flow prioritizing valve system
A flow prioritizing system includes a regulating valve and a flow prioritizing valve. The regulating valve receives a first portion of the fluid supplied from a...
Piezoelectric actuator with a gimballed valve
A gimballed valve for a flow control valve operates as a sealing member for an adjustable nozzle and is coupled to a piezoelectric actuator having stacked...
Ducted fan air data system
An air data system and method for a ducted fan air-vehicle is described. The air data system includes a plurality of air pressure sensors placed around a lip of...
Method of manufacture of dual titanium alloy impeller
There is provided a method for fabricating a dual alloy structure that may in turn be machined to fabricate a rotary component such as an impeller for use in a...
Direct metering fuel system with an integral redundant motor pump
A direct metering fuel supply system includes a plurality of axial gap motors, a fixed displacement, variable speed positive displacement piston pump, and a gas...
Method and system for environmentally adaptive fault tolerant computing
A method and system for adapting fault tolerant computing. The method includes the steps of measuring an environmental condition representative of an...
Devices, systems and methods for providing a connector system are disclosed. The exemplary device may have system and device flow contacts on the system and...