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Activated carbon to immobilize pitch in constraint fixture during
Method of carbonizing pitch-infiltrated fibrous annular preform by: infiltrating the preform with pitch; placing the pitch-infiltrated preform in a constraint...
Mass-flow sensor with a molded flow restrictor
A high mass-flow sensing apparatus and method of forming the same, comprising a flow tube bypassed in a flow path defined by a flow channel, through which a...
Bearing health monitor
A turbocharger monitor including a sensor adapted and positioned with respect to a turbocharger housing to sense passing compressor blades, generating both rotor...
Statistical control of adaptive ocular filter stability
An electroencephalograph system and method for controlling the stability of an adaptive filter during high noise spikes in ocular sensor channels. The method...
Terahertz sensor to measure humidity and water vapor
A first frequency of electromagnetic radiation and a second frequency of electromagnetic radiation are received at a detector. The first and second frequencies...
Ground incursion avoidance system and display
An airborne processor is linked to a ground-based, vehicle based, or satellite-based supplier of approaching aircraft data and/or terrain data, including...
Feedback control system and method that selectively utilizes observer
A system and method implements improved machine performance, most preferably for gas turbine engines. The system and method implement a control law that receives...
Apparatus and method for configurable process automation in a process
Phase function blocks are associated with a process for producing at least one product or part thereof. For example, a phase function block could reside in a...
Message transmission in onboard and off board aircraft communications
A method for transmitting one or more messages over a secure communications network is disclosed. The method involves receiving the one or more messages from a...
Apparatus and method for measuring an acceleration to determine a camera
dome's required motor holding current
A system and method for reducing vibration in a dome camera security system is provided in which the heat produced by the motors is reduced as well. The dome...
A method for arbitrating access to a time slot in a time division multiple access network in an asynchronous hub with a bus guardian is provided. The method...
Event-based formalism for data management in a wireless sensor network
A wireless sensor network comprises a plurality of nodes that communicate over wireless communication links. At least one of the plurality of nodes receives...
Systems and methods for high precision feedback control in closed loop
Improved methods and systems for feedback signals in a sensor system. An example method demodulates a sense signal using an analog demodulator and also...
Circular polarization illumination based analyzer system
A particle discriminator using circularly polarized light projected through a channel having target particles. Light may be propagated through the channel, with...
Miniaturized cytometer for detecting multiple species in a sample
A system for scattered light and simultaneous multi-color (e.g., greater than sixteen colors) fluorescence light detecting, and for analyzing, classifying and...
Method and system for obtaining in-phase and quadrature components of a
A method of obtaining in-phase and quadrature phase components for a narrowband signal is provided. The method includes digitally sampling a narrowband signal at...
Methods and systems for controlling directional sounders for route
A plurality of directional sounders located in a region being monitored can be synchronously and sequentially activated in various patterns to establish an...
Actuator assembly including a single axis of rotation locking member
An actuator assembly including an actuator housing assembly and a single axis of rotation locking member fixedly attached to a portion of the actuator housing...
Conductor geometry for electronic circuits fabricated on flexible
A flexible conductor formed on a flexible substrate. In one embodiment, a semiconductor device is disclosed. The semiconductor device comprises a periodic...
Compositions comprising tetrafluoropropene and carbon dioxide
Disclosed are compositions useful in a wide variety of applications, including heat transfer fluids which possess a highly desirable and unexpectedly superior...
Low-temperature ozone catalyst
The present invention provides an economical and efficient system for the catalytic conversion of ozone, particularly in airplane bleed air. The present...
Fabric laminates having superior resistance to penetration of fragments, such as shrapnel. The fabrics are formed of high-strength fibers consolidated with from...
An analyte detector is disclosed. The analyte detector includes a substrate having a surface, a self-assembled monolayer comprising a plurality of molecules...
Cell-based platform for high throughput screening
The present invention relates to an apparatus for testing multiple sample compounds for their biological effect comprising a porous block having substantially...
Advanced carbon dioxide fuel tank inerting system with desulfurization
A gas generating system comprises a catalytic reactor in fluid communication with a sulfur separator. The catalytic reactor oxidizes a fuel to provide a supply...
A gas sensor is provided for detecting one or more gases in a gas sample. The gas sensor includes a substrate, a solid electrolyte layer including lanthanum...
Onboard diagnostics for anomalous cylinder behavior
Method and system of onboard diagnostics in engine emissions monitoring, particularly for detecting anomalous cylinder behavior. In some embodiments, at least...
Electronic load control unit (ELCU) used as bus tie breaker in electrical
power distribution systems
The present invention provides an electrical power distribution system that includes a first primary distribution panel (PDP) connected to a first source of...
Jog zone free fiber optic coil
A fiber optic coil assembly and a method of winding the same include a fiber optic coil configured to eliminate a jog zone, which is found in conventionally...
Orientation transfer device and method
A self-contained device and method provides that a first body or unit is held in, mounted on or otherwise place in a predetermined position relative to an...
Systems and methods for reducing nuisance alerts for helicopter enhanced
ground proximity warning systems
Systems and methods for controlling activation of a look-ahead function of a terrain alert and warning system. The system receives rate of climb and aircraft...
Disc seat for thermal switch
A thermal switch includes a low abrasive and wear resistant disc seat for holding a bimetallic disc. The disc seat includes a disc body with a flange extending...
Hall-effect device with merged and/or non-merged complementary structure
A Hall-effect device with a merged and/or non-merged complementary structure in order to cancel stress induced offsets includes an n-type epitaxial Hall element...
A gas generating system comprises an air separation module (ASM) in fluid communication with a nitrogen enriched air (NEA) line and an oxygen enriched air (OEA)...
High effectiveness cooled turbine blade
An air-cooled turbine blade is provided having an airfoil shape defined by a convex suction side wall, a concave pressure side wall, a leading edge, a trailing...
Gas valve with overtravel
A gas valve may include a valve body and a valve member disposed within the valve body. A resilient sealing ring may be disposed within the valve body such that...
EGR mixer and ported shroud compressor housing
The present invention provides an assembly comprising a compressor housing and EGR mixer, the assembly further comprising a ported shroud in the compressor...
System and method for performing 4-dimensional navigation
A system and method are disclosed for computing a vehicle's motion in four dimensions (e.g., three spatial dimensions and time) and reliably predicting the...
Detection of deposits in steam humidifiers
A humidifier configured to determine when the humidifier requires cleaning. The humidifier includes a tank for containing water, a heater for heating the water...
Runway and taxiway turning guidance
According to an example embodiment, a method includes receiving data about an aircraft that is moving on a surface using at least a first wheel, the data...
An apparatus and method for sensing characteristics of a liquid are disclosed. The exemplary embodiment may have an electrode for transmitting electrical signals...
Method and apparatus for AC integrated current sensor
Integrated current sensors are used in AC electric power systems. An integrated current sensor according to one embodiment comprises: an inductor (101), wherein...
Loaded triac output system
The interfacing of a controller having an output with components (e.g., a triac) that require more current to successfully drive than the amount of current that...
Methods of replacing refrigerant
Provided are azeotrope-like compositions comprising tetrafluoropropene and trifluoroiodomethane and uses thereof, including use in refrigerant compositions,...
High performance same fiber composite hybrids by varying resin content
Multi-panel ballistic resistant articles formed from woven and/or non-woven fibrous panels, each panel including varying quantities of a polymeric composition...
Method for preparing oxidized polyolefin waxes
A method for producing an oxidized wax comprising (a) providing a uniform high molecular weight polyolefin resin feedstock having an average particle size...
Temperature control in a space served by multiple HVAC equipment
A system and method for regulating the operation of first and second temperature modification sources for heating or cooling a building structure is provided....
Wireless communication system with channel hopping and redundant
A wireless system having an infrastructure node and several leaf nodes in a non-redundant version or having at least two infrastructure nodes and several leaf...
Linking tracked objects that undergo temporary occlusion
A method and system is configured to characterize regions of an environment by the likelihoods of transition of a target from each region to another. The...
Microgloss measurement of paper and board
Microgloss is a novel two-dimensional representation of how light is reflected from a target surface area. Systems and methods for measuring the microgloss can...