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Micro ion pump
An ion pump having conductive electrodes on both sides of an insulator which may form a number of channels. These electrodes may provide electrical discharges...
Halogen burner and receptacle assembly
A bulb retainer device for use with bulbs such as halogen burner bulbs on vehicles subject to vibration and oscillation. The bulb has a flat burner glass press...
Apparatus and method for cooling heated fluids, such as exhaust gases, flowing through a heat exchanger comprising one or more exhaust plenums and one or more...
Pressure transducer with differential amplifier
A semiconductor-based pressure sensor adapted for enhanced operation with controls electronics includes a pressure transducer having an output formed on a...
Small gauge pressure sensor using wafer bonding and electrochemical etch
A gauge pressure sensor apparatus and a method of forming the same. A constraint wafer can be partially etched to set the diaphragm size, followed by bonding to...
An aspirated smoke detector includes a flow path and a generator of acoustic waves in the flow path. Airborne particulate matter in the flow path responds to the...
Sensor for detecting the adulteration and quality of fluids
A relaxation time constant associated with a fluid can be determined and then compared with a stored reference value. The difference between the relaxation time...
Co-molding metallic-lined phenolic components
A method is provided for manufacturing a missile component for use in a high temperature environment, where the missile component has a flow passage therethrough...
Wireless communications device
A sensor containing a beam emitter that emits a first beam having laser, a beam-splitting interferometer and an array detector, wherein the first beam is to...
Precision modulated controller output
A modulating controller for use in providing a precision modulating output is disclosed. An illustrative modulating controller may include a voltage regulator...
Thermally-directed optical processing
A thermally-directed optical imager and a method of thermally-directing optical processing are described. The thermally-directed imager includes a thermal image...
Dicing technique for flip-chip USP wafers
A method and a fused compound wafer including at least one first MEMS sensor and at least second MEMS sensor includes a first wafer. The first wafer includes at...
MEMS device packaging methods
A method of packaging a MEMS device that includes, for example, the steps of providing a MEMS die that has a MEMS device, a seal ring and bond pads disposed...
Spline with lubricant retention feature for use in torque limiter
A torque limiter for use on an aircraft comprises a drive shaft having a toothed outer portion, an output shaft, and a spline having an aperture therethrough for...
Wireless communications device
System and method for generating a very high frequency omnidirectional
A system and method for generating signals for testing a Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) receiver is described. The system includes a waveform...
Methods and systems for producing an interpretive airborne radar map
Systems and methods for identifying and uniquely displaying ground features (terrain/obstacles) that are shadowed from an aircrafts radar system. An example...
Feedback circuit for line load compensation and reflection reduction
Line load compensation and reflection reduction in a signal transmitting circuit is provided using feedback capacitors. The feedback capacitor serially coupled...
Differential arc fault detection
A method and apparatus detect arc faults. The method and apparatus may digitally detect current and voltage signals at a master node (111) positioned at a first...
Adaptive startup control method for electric drives
A controlled start up technique may eliminate the excessive peak junction temperature by controlling the speed of the electric device. Lower speed may result in...
Composite resilient mount
A composite resilient mount for rolling element bearings, comprising a composite hoop portion, and including a plurality of circumferentially dispersed inner...
Light guide and display including a light guide
A display comprises a backlight comprising different colored light sources, a transmissive display panel positioned adjacent to the backlight, and a light guide...
Beam key and wheel assembly including same
An aircraft wheel assembly includes a wheel (12) and a beam key (40) mounted on the wheel (12). The beam key (40) includes a body (46) having first and second...
Z offset MEMS devices and methods
A microelectromechanical system (MEMS) device with a mechanism layer and a base. The top surface of the base is bonded to the mechanism layer and defines a gap...
System and method for generating flyable paths for an aircraft
A system and method are provided for generating a flight plan between an initial position and a destination. An input device is configured to receive inputs...
Laser medium pumping system for a gyroscope
An apparatus for detecting rotation and a method for constructing the apparatus are provided. The apparatus comprises an optical fiber having a hollow passageway...
Groundwater monitoring system and method
A system and method for monitoring toxic chemicals in groundwater includes the use of a groundwater vaporizer and a CRDS (Cavity Ring Down Spectroscopy) block....
Optical detection system for flow cytometry
An optical detection system for flow cytometry that uses two or more light sources positioned laterally at different distances from a central axis of a flow...
Methods and systems for piecewise curve fitting or radar altimeter range
A method for compensating for range gate slide with respect to received returns within a radar altimeter is described. The method includes adjusting the amount...
Methods and systems for using pulsed radar for communications transparent
to radar function
A method and system are disclosed where transmitted radar pulses are utilized for both a radar sensing function and for data communications. The data...
System and method for setting parameters from control panel
Parameters defining operational characteristics of audible, visual or audible/visual alarm indicating output devices, can be transmitted to the respective...
Electrical regulator health monitor circuit systems and methods
Systems and methods for regulating input to a sensor. A circuit receives an unregulated voltage signal and a reduced version of the unregulated voltage signal....
Component position determination circuit using a brushless DC motor
A position determination circuit uses the commutation sensor of a brushless DC motor to determine the position of an actuator and/or actuated component 125. The...
Integrated HFC trans-1234ze manufacture process
An integrated process for the manufacture of HFO trans-1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene (HFO trans-1234ze) by first catalytically dehydrofluorinating...
Oxygen supply system
A method of providing gas to a system which separates from a pressurized supply gas, product gas, includes conditioning the supply gas by both cooling and drying...
Fluid free interface for a fluidic analyzer
Instrument-cartridge interfaces for fluidic analyzers that have an instrument and a removable cartridge are disclosed. For example, and in one illustrative...
Turbine rotor hub contour
Disclosed herein is a turbine rotor having a contoured hub comprising a cambered surface extending from a leading edge of the rotor hub to a trailing edge of the...
Bore and shaft assembly
An exemplary method includes positioning a plurality of seal rings on a shaft operably coupled to a turbine wheel and inserting the shaft into a bore via axial...
Method to control starter/generator cooling fuel flow during engine
The present invention provides a relatively simple way to automatically turn on and off the fuel to a starter/generator cooling system during engine start. The...
Power system providing power to at least one component including circuit
for minimizing effects of power...
A power system (10) includes a power source (12) having a power output (14) and a signal output (16) and is shiftable between an off state and an on state...
Real time event logging system
A method for monitoring a system operating in real-time includes monitoring the system for a triggering event or events, recording data about the system to a...
Systems and methods for constructing variable offset paths
A method is provided for constructing an offset, and includes constructing the capture path, which includes selecting a capture path start point on a first leg...
Control system migration
A migration system for distributed control system migration uses a parser that parses system configuration information for a source control system into an...
Apparatus and method for resonant chemical and biological sensing
Apparatus and method are provided for chemical and biological agent sensing. The sensing apparatus includes a resonator having a resonance frequency. The...
Methods and apparatus are provided for a combined image on a head-up display. A data image display provides a first part of a combined image. An optical input...
System and method for direct liquid cooling of electric machines
A system is provided for cooling a stator coil of a rotating machine. In one embodiment, and by way of example only, the system includes a stator core, a radial...
Amide-based compounds, production, recovery, purification and uses thereof
Methods are disclosed of producing and purifying at least one amide. In accordance with one of the methods disclosed herein, the at least one amide is produced...
Injection-molded package for MEMS inertial sensor
Methods of packaging devices such as MEMS devices are disclosed. An illustrative method of packaging a device in accordance with an illustrative embodiment of...
Method of making dimple structure for prevention of MEMS device stiction
A MEMS device having a proof mass resiliently mounted above a substrate has projections formed on adjacent surfaces of the mass and substrate. The device is...