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Methods and apparatus for calibrating striation density models for
A method for generating a calibration for a striation density model with respect to a material includes the steps of generating a first relationship between a...
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...
Determination of optimum modulation amplitude to suppress
modulation-distortation-induced rotation sensing...
A method, implementable in a resonator fiber optic gyroscope (RFOG) having a first wave generator configured to produce a first resonance-detection modulating...
Compact gas sensor using high reflectance terahertz mirror and related
system and method
A system and method includes a tunable light source and a gas cell configured to detect the presence of gases at terahertz frequencies. The light source is...
Self-adjusting bleeder for a forward converter
A switched mode power supply (SMPS) may be operated with uncoupled output inductors. Overvoltage produced by "low-load" conditions may be controlled through use...
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...
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...
Method and system for stacking integrated circuits
A method and system for stacking integrated circuits is described. An integrated circuit stack is formed by stacking integrated circuit pairs. The integrated...
Automatic thermostat schedule/program selector system
A thermostat system having multiple and individual schedules. For instance, a user may have different schedules and setpoints for heating and cooling. An...
Pressure sensing device for harsh environments
A pressure sensing device comprises a substrate having an opening, a pressure sensor die electrically connected to the substrate, and a pedestal having an upper...
Hybrid encoding of data transmissions in a security system
A security system in which wireless transmitting security devices use a hybrid or dual encoding methodology, wherein a first part of a data message is encoded in...
Enhanced inertial system performance
An inertial system is provided. The system includes at least one inertial sensor, a processing unit and a plurality of Kalman filters implemented in the...
Apparatus and method for illuminator-independent color measurements
A method includes generating at least one first light beam and generating at least one second light beam and at least one third light beam using the at least one...
System and method for digital video management
A digital video management system which provides live digital video signals from a number of cameras to a number of client terminals, via a computer...
Infrared communication system and method
A wireless communications capability enables field personnel to communicate with a remote control console of a distributed system. A hand held communications...
Intelligent duct smoke detector
A control unit can be in communication with a plurality of displaced duct sensors. Sensors can be placed in supply and return ducts of an HVAC-type fluid...
Autotransformer using printed wireboard
An autotransformer for use in low frequency, high power applications that uses a stack of printed wire boards constructed of a top, inner, and bottom layer...
Systems and methods to overcome DC offsets in amplifiers used to start
resonant micro-electro mechanical systems
Systems and methods for insuring successful initiation of a resonating micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS). An example system includes a resonating sensor, a...
Wireless scanner system, head and method
A scanning system includes a scanner head that scans along a scan path back and forth across a web. The scanner head is wireless and gets its operating power...
Use of fluorescent nanoparticles to measure individual layer thicknesses
or composition in multi-layer films...
Fluorescent nanoparticles such as quantum dots are incorporated into plastic, paper and other web layered products to achieve cross-direction and machine...
Flush mount-corner mount gang box
The present invention includes a housing for hanging or mounting a wire and a device in a corner between two walls of a building. The housing includes an angular...
Environmentally resistant ballistic composite based on a nitrile rubber
Ballistic resistant fabrics and articles that retain superior ballistic resistance performance after exposure to liquids such as sea water and organic solvents,...
Method to restore hydrophobicity in dielectric films and materials
Silica dielectric films, whether nanoporous foamed silica dielectrics or nonporous silica dielectrics are readily damaged by fabrication methods and reagents...
Bonding of carbon-carbon composites using titanium carbide
Method of joining carbon-carbon composite pieces together, e.g. in the refurbishment of aircraft brake discs. The method includes the steps of: providing a first...
High tenacity polyolefin ropes having improved strength
A rope comprising a plurality of high tenacity polyolefin yarns aligned in a substantially uniaxial direction along the length of the rope. The rope yarns are...
Systems and methods for a high-intensity light emitting diode floodlight
Systems and methods for a high intensity light emitting diode ("LED") floodlight. The floodlight has a designed direction of output and includes an LED; an...
Isolation systems, inertial navigation systems, and recoil artillery
Recoil artillery systems and isolation systems are provided. An isolation system is provided for mounting an inertial navigation system onto an artillery system...
Gear assemlby including a wear component for use with metal housings
A gear assembly is provided for use in a metal housing having a bore formed therein. The gear assembly includes a plurality of rotating gear members and at least...
Cooling systems for use on aircraft
Cooling systems for an aircraft are provided. In an embodiment, a system includes an engine nacelle, an engine, a bypass duct, and a heat exchanger. The engine...
Biometric verification and duress detection system and method
A multi-stage verification system including a first and second identification device to verify the identity of the user and to determine if the user is under...
System and method for concurrent frequency hopping of radio communications
A method and system for selecting frequency channels for a concurrent dual transceiver system are provided. In one aspect, a single hop table for at least two...
RFOG modulation error correction
Systems and methods for performing modulation error correction. An example system applies common phase/frequency modulation to first and second laser beams, a...
LED backlight luminance sensing for LCDs
A liquid crystal display (LCD) system having LED backlight luminance sensing is disclosed. An array of LEDs in a backlighting position includes a plurality of...
Method for dynamically adjusting the sensitivity of a sensor in a security
A method for dynamically changing a control panel response to a transmission from one or more multi-output sensors. The transmission includes a state of a...
Variable geometry compressor
A variable geometry compressor for use in, for example, a turbocharger. A swing-vane diffuser is provided down-stream of the centrifugal compressor wheel. A...
Corrosion inhibitors, corrosion inhibiting heat transfer fluids, and the
Disclosed is a corrosion inhibitor for use in heat transfer fluids having a conductivity of less than 200 .mu.S/cm, the corrosion inhibitor having an azole...
Policy language and state machine model for dynamic authorization in
physical access control
An automaton capable of providing an access control decision upon receiving an access control request is produced by processing context based access control...
Using caller ID for service based two-way voice hybrid data and voice
A method is presented for providing alarm notification and two-way voice communication for a hybrid data/voice system. In one embodiment, the method comprises...
Alarm signaling with hybrid data and two-way voice channel
A method is presented for providing alarm notification and two-way voice communication for a hybrid data/voice system by sending an alarm from a communication...
Instantaneous load current control scheme for voltage fed DC to AC
inverter supplying resistive-inductive load
A control system is provided for controlling varying alternating current (AC) to a load with varying resistance and inductance. A plurality of nested control...
Range measurement device
A range measurement device is disclosed. The device comprises a flash laser radar configured to produce a first laser pulse at a first time. The device receives,...
Systems and methods for fast GNSS signals acquisition
Systems and methods for acquiring global navigation satellite system (GNSS) signals. An incoming signal is multiplied with a time shifted spreading code replica...
Anti-interference microwave motion sensor
A microwave motion sensor for protecting an area comprises an oscillator configured to generate a plurality of microwave signals, a random pulse generator...
Aircraft synthetic vision system for approach and landing
An aircraft synthetic vision system (100) is provided for increasing data input to a pilot (109) during approach and landing flight operations, and includes a...
Motion detector for detecting tampering and method for detecting tampering
A motion detector for detecting a tampering within a detection zone. A vibration-sensing unit sensitive to vibrations applied to the detector is provided to...
Intelligent occupancy monitoring using premises network
An identification system combines RF identification tags with ambient condition detectors of a monitoring system. The tags could be carried by individuals in the...
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...