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Approach to high temperature wafer processing
At temperatures near, and above, 385.degree. C., gold can diffuse into silicon and into some contact materials. Gold, however, is an excellent material because...
Particle detection using fluorescence
Detection systems and methods for capturing and analyzing particles within a particle sample are provided. The detection system may include, for example, a...
Method for forming thick quasi-single phase and single phase platinum
nickel aluminide coatings
A quasi-single phase or single phase thick platinum nickel aluminide coating and methods for forming the coating over a nickel-based superalloy substrate are...
Substance detection system
A substance detection system having an electronic nose and classifier. The system may extract feature from the electronic signals representing the smells from...
On-wing combustor cleaning using direct insertion nozzle, wash agent, and
A cleaning method for a combustor comprises positioning a spray portion of a nozzle through an igniter plug boss and spraying an acid solution inside the...
Sealed cavity with vent hole method and apparatus for use in sensor
A method and apparatus for creating a sealed cavity includes a housing assembly (100) incorporating a molded connector (110) with an interior portion formed into...
Phased micro analyzer VIII
A micro fluid analyzer that may be highly sensitive, fast and very compact. The analyzer may use sufficiently low power per analysis to be easily implemented...
Integrated turbocharger lubricant filter system
An exemplary center housing for a turbocharger includes a lubricant control valve that includes a stem seated at least partially in the center housing where the...
Hydraulic apparatus, system and method for positioning an engine exhaust
flow control valve
A hydraulic assembly and method for use with an vehicle engine exhaust flow control valve for controlling flow to at least one intake supply. The assembly has an...
Wireless communications device
Wireless remote housing
Intelligent video for building management and automation
A video processing and analysis system is coupled to a building management and control system. The video processing system provides traffic, occupancy, and other...
Optical scanner for measuring sheet properties
An optical scanner for use in conjunction with an infrared spectrometer is disclosed. The optical scanner translates a beam of radiation to a stationary spot on...
Tamper detection mechanism for blind installation of circular sensors
A tamper detection mechanism in a sensor device comprising a body and a mounting base. The sensor device includes a substantially central resilient...
Harmonics related synchronization for switching regulators
Disclosed is a system and method for synchronizing switching regulators in an electronic system so that switching interference from the regulators may be kept...
Optical translation of triangulation position measurement
An optical translation technique for moving the interrogation spot at which a triangulation system measures the displacement of a target is disclosed. In normal...
Method and system for optical distance and angle measurement
A contactless precision, optical distance and angle measurement method and system optically measuring the position of a moveable object, the bending of the...
Amorphous silicon thin-film transistors and methods of making the same
The present invention provides amorphous silicon thin-film transistors and methods of making such transistors for use with active matrix displays. In particular,...
Tool-less compression connector for coaxial cables
A connector includes a barrel defining a cavity. A front portion is configured to removably mate with the barrel. An electrically conductive elongated pin is...
Titanium braze foil
The present invention provides a braze foil comprising titanium and zirconium layers covered by one or more layers of copper, nickel or an alloy of copper and...
Brake carrier having improved electromechanical actuator and mounting
A brake actuator includes a carrier (10) having a centerline (11), a periphery and a radial slot (16) in the periphery, and an EMA (20), including an electric...
Electromagnetic split flapper pressure relief valve
A pressure relief check valve system includes a valve body, a flapper, a magnet, an electromagnet, and a pressure sensor circuit. The flapper is rotationally...
Auxiliary power unit with integral firebox
An auxiliary power unit (APU) with integral firebox provides an integral unit for aircraft to utilize an APU without the use of a separate firebox. The present...
Right hand handlebar controller for an all terrain vehicle
Integrated distance measuring equipment and transponder system and method
A combined transponder and DME system for use in an aircraft. An L Band transmitter is shared between transponder and DME.
Inverter loop latch with integrated AC detection reset
A first illustrative embodiment includes an actuator having both a Run state and a Hold state, the actuator including circuitry for detecting power supply...
Azeotrope-like compositions of tetrafluoropropene and hydrofluorocarbons
Provided are azeotrope-like compositions comprising tetrafluoropropene and hydrofluorocarbons and uses thereof, including use in refrigerant compositions,...
Method and brake assembly retention device with automatic operation
A method and a brake assembly retention device are disclosed. The method discloses the automatic operation of the brake assembly retention device to retain...
Modulating gas valves and systems
Modulating gas valves and systems for modulating gas flow to gas-fired appliances are disclosed. An illustrative modulating gas valve can include at least one...
Methods and systems for liquid volumetric measurement
An apparatus for measuring a volume of liquid within a vessel is described. The apparatus includes a plurality of devices each having electrical properties that...
Diagnostics unit using boundary scan techniques for vehicles
A test system including a diagnostics unit comprising a plurality of diagnostics-unit interfaces to communicatively couple the diagnostic unit to a plurality of...
Apparatus and method for dynamic smoothing
An apparatus and a method for receiving and processing noisy communications signals automatically varies multiple processing parameters to both improve...
Adaptable DC offset correction
Methods and systems for adaptable DC offset correction are provided. An exemplary adaptable DC offset correction system evaluates an incoming baseband signal to...
Resynchronizing timing sync pulses in a synchronizing RF system
A synchronizing method and system between a Radio Frequency (RF) transmitter and a battery powered receiver wherein the transmitter transmits short duration...
Optical resonator gyro and method for reducing resonance asymmetry errors
Methods and apparatus are provided for attenuating rotation rate errors in a resonator gyro. The gyro includes a ring resonator having a hollow core optical...
Method for phase calibrating antennas in a radar system
A method for phase calibrating antennas in a radar system is disclosed. The method comprises providing a transmit antenna and two or more receive antennas, the...
Systems and methods for a terrain contour matching navigation system
Systems and methods for terrain contour matching navigation are provided. In one embodiment, a method for terrain contour matching navigation comprises:...
Methods of refining lead-containing materials
The invention includes solder materials having low concentrations of alpha particle emitters, and includes methods of purification of materials to reduce a...
Estimation of localised corrosion penetration
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for estimation of general and localized corrosion penetration rates of metallic materials and objects. The...
Packaging methods and systems for measuring multiple measurands including
A packing method and system for measuring multiple measurands including bi-directional flow comprises of sampling ports arranged within a flow tube in a...
Apparatus and method for chemical sensing
A chemical detector for detecting predetermined chemicals. The chemical detector includes an optical fiber and a polymer having a high fractional free volume...
A system comprising an imaging device and a passive-optical range-finder to focus, on the imaging device, a magnified image of a target positioned in a focal...
Method and system of interference detection for radar altimeters
A method of detecting interference noise at a radar altimeter. The method comprises periodically emitting a pulse from the pulsed radar altimeter, periodically...
Method and system to detect tampering of a closed chassis using a passive
fiber optic sensor
A passive optical anti-tamper system including one or more light pipes, one or more light detectors and an alarm. The light pipes each include an input end and...
Security system reporting events through e-mail messages
Security system communication with a user device via electronic means, including via e-mail transmitted over the internet are provided. A security system...
Chemical impedance detectors for fluid analyzers
A chemical impedance detector having several electrodes situated on or across a dielectric layer of a substrate. The electrodes may be across or covered with a...
Integrated heat spreader lid
A heat spreader lid includes an outer periphery region having a lip for bonding to an underlying substrate board, a center region, and one or more strain...
Integrated searchlight lighthead
A lighthead for a dual-mode searchlight including a generally concave housing with an attached infrared (IR) light source assembly, an insulating barrier and air...
Tantalum PVD component producing methods
A method for producing a tantalum PVD component includes a minimum of three stages, each of which include a deformation step followed by a high-temperature...