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System and method for employing an aided-alignment mode to align an
inertial reference system
A system and method for aligning an inertial reference system, which is coupled to a moveable body, is provided. The method includes obtaining unaided navigation...
Financial decision aid for 4-D navigation
A method for facilitating a financial decision for 4-dimensional navigation of a vehicle includes receiving navigation information for the vehicle. A current...
Radio frequency enabled control of environmental zones
A system, apparatus and method for controlling environmental zones in a residence or other building using radio frequency enabled environmental controllers. At...
Unsupervised learning of events in a video sequence
Methods and systems for the unsupervised learning of events contained within a video sequence, including apparatus and interfaces for implementing such systems...
Fusion of color space data to extract dominant color
A system and a method to extract dominant color information using fusion of color space data. The color space data may include Red, Green, Blue (RGB) color space...
High integrity data propagation in a braided ring
In one embodiment, a node comprises an interface to communicatively couple the node to a channel. The channel communicatively couples the node to a first...
Global navigation satellite system repeater disruption monitoring
A method and systems for processing Global Positioning System (GPS) signals is provided. The method includes determining if two signals or more signals with the...
Wireless transceiver management system and method
A method of managing data communications in a wireless security system. A message is transmitted from a fixed location security device and received by at least...
Air-core transformer position sensor
An air-core transformer position sensor includes an excitation coil, an output coil, and a sensor coil. The excitation coil is adapted to be electrically excited...
Rotating electric machine rotor pole crossover
A rotor for use in a high speed electrical machine includes a shaft, a plurality of poles, a plurality of coils, and a rotor crossover that is relatively...
Pressure switch with adjustable differental setting
A pressure switch includes a piston that is movably disposed in a sensor housing. The piston moves, in response to a media pressure being applied to a surface...
Methods of replacing refrigerant
Provided are azeotrope-like compositions comprising tetrafluoropropene and pentafluoropropene and uses thereof, including use in refrigerant compositions,...
Electrical components including abrasive powder coatings for inhibiting
tin whisker growth
An electrical component includes a conductive substrate, a tin layer formed on the substrate, and a barrier coating formed on the tin layer to impede tin whisker...
Environmental control system including ozone-destroying catalytic
converter having anodized and washcoat layers
An aircraft environmental control system includes a catalytic converter having ozone-destroying capability. A surface of the catalytic converter is anodized to...
Platinum aluminide coating and method thereof
Platinum containing coatings for corrosion and oxidation protection of a substrate, and platinum electrodeposition methods for coating a substrate. The coating...
Vapor resistant fuel burning appliance
A method and apparatus for controlling a fuel-fired appliance is provided. The appliance enters a wait state in which burner operation ceases if a sensor...
Feed mechanism and method for feeding minute items
A feeding mechanism and method for feeding minute items, such as capacitors, resistors, or solder preforms. The mechanism is adapted to receive a plurality of...
Housing mountable with drywall anchor
A method of attaching a housing (such as a security system device housing) to a wall. A housing is provided with at least one mounting portion that has a...
Controller interface with multiple day programming
A controller equipped with a user interface having multiple-day programming capabilities, including methods of programming such devices, are disclosed. The user...
MEMS structure for flow sensor
A MEMS based flow sensor is disclosed which generally incorporate isolation between a sensing structure and the sensed media. An internal flow channel can be...
Cam and crank sensor with current limiting open collector output for
conducted emissions improvement
A sensor apparatus and method include a sensor configured on an integrated circuit, which includes a current limiting open collector output stage configured in...
Real time planning and scheduling for a team of unmanned vehicles
A method of implementing a plurality of unmanned vehicles over an obstacle field. The method includes obtaining a physical map of the obstacle field....
Perspective vertical situation display system and method
A display system and method for an aircraft simultaneously displays the terrain under the flight plan, or under the current track of the aircraft, as both a...
System for gain scheduling control
A system for controlling nonlinear plants which may be effected with gain scheduled feedback controllers. Several linear sub-controllers having various gains may...
System and method to perform stable distributed power control in a
A method to control power transmitted from a node in a wireless network. The method includes receiving one or more signals at the node from one or more other...
Localization identification system for wireless devices
Wireless devices, systems and approaches or methods having the capability of determining the location of a given wireless device. An example system includes a...
Infrared and visible fusion face recognition system
A face detection and recognition system having several arrays imaging a scene in the infrared and visible spectrums. The system may use weighted subtracting and...
Method and apparatus for decoding DTMF tones
A method for decoding a DTMF tone which includes collecting the width of serial signals by measuring the time interval between zero-crossing points within a...
Image sensor that provides raw output comprising compressed data
An image sensor is configured to output transformed image data. The image sensor includes a set of pixel sensors that are sensitive to light and a set of filter...
Plug-in alarm notification device
An alarm indicating output appliance can be releasibly affixed to a mounting plate. The plate carries wire receiving terminals which couple to the appliance. In...
Multi-sensor device and methods for fire detection
Multiple parameter fire detection uses outputs from one or more radiant energy sensors in combination with outputs from smoke or thermal sensors to shorten...
Method for purifying quaternary onium salts
Provided are methods of purifying quaternary onium salts having the steps of (a) providing an quaternary onium salt solution having a first ionic impurity...
Molded ballistic panel with enhanced structural performance
Ballistic resistant composites and articles formed therefrom for use in airplanes and other vehicles which meets particular structural, impact and ballistic...
Fragment and stab resistant flexible material with reduced trauma effect
Flexible composites which are ballistic and stab resistant. The composites are formed from at least one, and preferably a plurality of, fibrous layer comprising...
Cutback poppet valve
A valve includes a valve body and a free floating poppet. The valve body includes an inlet, an outlet, and a fluid flow passage therebetween. The free floating...
Diffusing air inlet door assembly
An inlet door assembly for reducing air pressure loss and enhancing performance of an auxiliary power unit (APU) contained within an aircraft housing is...
Pre-hung inlet door system
A pre-hung air inlet door assembly comprises an inlet door, a door box frame, and an actuation system. The door box frame is fastened to the support structure of...
Automatic guidance of visitor in new facility through access control
system integration with LCD display
An automatic guidance system and method directs a person in a defined area. An access control device includes a selectively encoded readable element. An access...
Reinforced plastic pipe
Plastic pipes, such as high density polyethylene plastic pipes, useful for distributing natural gas and which have improved impact resistance and burst strength....
Leak detection and isolation for segmented inflatable structures
Space vehicles such as space stations are often constructed as segmented inflatable structures which are susceptible to being punctured by small meteoric...
Display of historical information related to field devices used in process
A management system (managing field devices of a process control plan) provided according to an aspect of the present invention enables a user to view historical...
Optical fiber cable take-up mechanism for scanning sensors
A scanning system includes a cable take-up mechanism that uses a series of pulleys that determine the bend diameters of a scanning system. The mechanism is...
Micro range radio frequency (RF) communications link
A micro range RF data transmission system comprising at least one transmitter incorporated in a moving device and at least one receiver positioned along a fixed...
Method and system for increasing the effective dynamic range of a
random-access pixel sensor array
To effective increase the dynamic range of a pixel array, a plurality of brightness groups is set. The pixels of a pixel array are then distributed among the...
Methods and systems for automatically rendering information on a display
of a building information system
A method, system and computer program product for automatically rendering information on a display screen of a building information system. Following generation...
Axial impact liner
An axial impact liner comprises a bearing liner having a shear member and a pocket. A spring and a supply of oil may be included within the pocket. In the event...
Network-based aircraft secondary electric power distribution system
A system and method for control of an electric power distribution system is provided, which uses a communication network for centralized monitoring and control...
Azeotrope-like compositions of tetrafluoropropenes and bromofluoropropenes
Mixtures of tetrafluoropropenes with bromofluoropropenes provide compositions that have boiling points within an acceptable range, have good chemical stability,...
Use of molecular sieves for the removal of HFC-23 from fluorocarbon
Use of molecular sieves to reduce the amount of trifluoromethane (HFC-23) present in a mixture of HFC-23 with other materials, particularly from mixtures...
Apparatus and method for providing pointing capability for a fixed camera
Reflective movable mirrors are used to reflect an image from a desired direction into the lens of a camera. This apparatus is preferably used with infrared (IR)...