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Platinum-based alloy for spark plug electrodes incorporating palladium and
A spark plug comprising: an insulator shell; a center electrode inside the insulator shell such that one end of the center electrode protrudes from the insulator...
Patterned dielectric elastomer actuator and method of fabricating the same
A patterned dielectric elastomer actuator is disclosed which includes a series of thin parallel elastomer filaments, separated by certain distances sandwiched...
Passive solid state ionizing radiation sensor
A radiation sensor and a method for making the radiation sensor are described. An ionizing radiation sensitive area is formed in a radiation insensitive or...
Restrained breast plates, vehicle armored plates and helmets
Ballistic resistant fabric laminates are provided. More particularly, reinforced, delamination resistant, ballistic resistant composites are provided. The...
Extended life mineral acid detection tape
A mineral acid detection tape includes a cellulose paper substrate saturated with a formula solution and provides an extended life detection tape of at least a...
Direct battery configuration
A battery contact apparatus has one fixed contact formed on a printed circuit board and a displaced movable contact. At least one battery is insertable into the...
Radial vaned diffusion system with integral service routings
A radial diffuser comprises a housing, a plurality of diffuser vanes, and a plurality of integral service vanes. The housing includes an air inlet and an air...
Snowmobile throttle control top hat design
A snowmobile throttle control apparatus includes a pair of bushings with a hole and closed ends and a separate axle pin. The bushings are assembled to a thumb...
Property-based data authentication mechanism
In one embodiment, a network comprises a plurality of nodes that communicate with one another. A first node included in the plurality of nodes generates a plan...
Fault tolerance in a wireless network
A wireless network comprises a plurality of nodes that communicate over wireless communication links. A virtual site is established at a primary node included in...
Methods and systems for fiber optic gyroscopes vibration error suppression
Systems and methods for performing vibration error suppression in a fiber optic gyro sensor. An example system includes a light source, a sensing loop assembly,...
Method and apparatus for displaying images on a display
Combining one or more spatio-temporal sensors with a personal digital assistant or similar small electronic device and with sliding window (roaming and...
False lock filter for pulsed radar altimeters
A false lock filter circuit for a pulsed altimeter is provided. The circuit includes a low pass filter having a relatively low bandwidth (LBW LPF), a low pass...
Filtering NAGC response to noise spikes
A method and apparatus for dealing with noise spikes in a radar system is provided. The method includes monitoring a noise channel in the radar system....
Wireless wheel-sensor system for dead reckoning navigation applications
A dead-reckoning sensory system includes a receiver unit and a transmitter unit in wireless communication with the receiver unit. The transmitter unit is...
Processes for synthesis of 1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene
Disclosed is a process for the synthesis of 1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene comprising: a) reacting a compound of the formula (I) CHFX.sub.2 with a compound of...
Power generation capacity indicator
Improved portable power sources such as batteries, fuel cells, power generators and the like can include structure or apparatus that are adapted to provide an...
Oil management system
An oil management system and oil filter utilized in association with an internal combustion engine. The oil filter comprises high-efficiency filtration media for...
Wheel having hubcap clamp mounted to improve wheel balance and method of
balancing a wheel using a hubcap clamp
A method of mounting a hubcap on a wheel that involves providing a wheel having an annular hub surrounding an axis of rotation, the hub including a first...
Water heater and control
An improved heater and method of controlling the same is provided. The water heater has the combination of a tank for holding water, a heater for heating the...
Self diagnostic measurement method to detect microbridge null drift and
A self-diagnostic measurement method to detect microbridge null drift and performance. An ASIC can be designed to include a self-diagnostic feature that...
System and method for sugarcane recovery estimation
A product recovery prediction model that models recovery of a product from a crop is generated by inputting training product recovery data by date, age, and...
Devices and methods for spatial filtering
Methods and devices for polarizing light in a proton exchange polarizer where cross-coupling of unwanted modes of light is reduced with an integrated spatial...
Hybrid system for electronically resetable circuit protection
An electrical circuit protection system provides circuit protection in an electrical power distribution system. The electrical circuit protection system...
Method and apparatus for monitoring angle random walk of a fiber optic
A system for determining a level of angle random walk (ARW) associated with a fiber optic gyroscope (FOG) includes first and second photodiodes. The first...
Endangered child in vehicle alarm
An alarm system is disclosed for detecting and signaling that a human or an animal is in an enclosed space such as a motor vehicle which includes a monitoring...
Method and apparatus for audio assisted testing
A cell phone based test capability enables a tester to audibly communicate with a fire alarm control unit. A detector can be selected and tested. Test results...
Method and apparatus for controlling the sensitivity and value of a
capacitive humidity sensor
A humidity sensor apparatus and method of forming the same. A substrate can be provided upon which a plurality of humidity sensing components are disposed to...
Rotary sensor with rotary sensing element and rotatable hollow magnet
A robust solution for eccentricity issues in 360 degree rotary sensor application utilizing a hollow cylindrical magnet. A hollow cylindrical magnet design can...
Process for geometric isomerization of halogenated olefins
Disclosed are processes for the conversion of isomerizable halogenated C2-C6 olefins from one geometric form to a more preferred geometric form. Preferred...
Multicomponent lubricant composition for processing rigid vinyl chloride
Lubricant compositions and processes for producing such lubricant compositions. More specifically, low viscosity lubricant compositions for the working surface...
Repairing damage to low-k dielectric materials using silylating agents
A method for restoring hydrophobicity to the surfaces of organosilicate glass dielectric films which have been subjected to an etchant or ashing treatment. These...
Ram air turbine with compound geartrain gearbox
An emergency power system may provide hydraulic and electrical power to an aircraft in the event of a failure of the aircraft's primary control power system. The...
Vortex spoiler for delivery of cooling airflow in a turbine engine
A vortex spoiler (180) for delivery of a cooling airflow (192) in a turbine (108) engine (100) including a plurality of inlet ports (182) formed...
Light emitting panels for display devices
Devices and assemblies for providing light to a display panel, including methods of attaching such devices and assemblies to a circuit board, are disclosed. An...
Personal navigation device for use with portable device
A navigation system used by a user includes a navigation unit and a portable device. The navigation unit generates navigation-related output. The navigation unit...
Controller interface with separate schedule review mode
A controller equipped with a user interface having a separate schedule review mode, including methods of accessing and/or programming such devices, are...
SSPC technology incorporated with thermal memory effects to achieve the
fuse curve coordination
Methods and apparatuses implement a thermal memory effect for a solid state power controller. A solid state power controller trip apparatus with thermal memory...
Systems and methods for rendering building spaces
A method and system of rendering buildings in three-dimensional space first renders a respective floor, then adds objects and finally walls to bound each of the...
Self-calibrating a radar altimeter based on a simulated return signal
Systems and methods for performing self calibration of a radar altimeter. An example system includes a first component that generates a simulated return signal...
Augmented security system
A system for augmenting security sensor accuracy and reduction of false alarm signals. The system includes the security sensor system along with an external...
Method for determining state of charge of lead-acid batteries of various
In accordance with various embodiments, there is a method for determining the state of charge of a battery. Various embodiments include the steps of determining...
High-side current sense hysteretic LED controller
Systems and methods for hysteretically controlling Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) when the input voltage is greater than or equal to 18 volts. An example system...
Refrigerant compositions and use thereof in low temperature refrigeration
A process for obtaining low temperature refrigeration in an existing or new low temperature refrigeration system designed to operate with, or suitable for use...
Portable fuel desulfurization unit
A mobile fuel filter for removing sulfur-containing compounds from a diesel fuel is provided. The mobile fuel filter comprises: a filter median comprising an...
Two-stage vapor cycle compressor
A two-stage vapor cycle compressor includes a first stage impeller, a second stage impeller situated adjacent to the first stage impeller, an electric motor...
Coupler for attachment of sampling tubes to duct detector
A duct detector includes sampling tubes which slidably engage the detector with a fixed orientation to facilitate fluid flow. The tubes have a connector portion...
MEMS tuning fork gyro sensitive to rate of rotation about two axes
A two-axes rate sensing MEMS system. The system includes two proof masses, two drive components, two drive sense components, two orthogonal sets of substrate...
Conformal film micro-channels for a fluidic micro analyzer
Embodiments of the invention relate to a fluid containment structure for a micro analyzer comprising one or more shelled thermal structures in contact with a...
Solution spinning of UHMW poly (alpha-olefin) with recovery and recycling
of volatile spinning solvent
A process for spinning high molecular weight poly (alpha-olefin) filament, particularly ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene filament, from solution in a...