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Fiber optic current sensor and method for sensing current using the same
An apparatus for sensing current and a method for sensing current are provided. The apparatus includes an optical fiber having first and second opposing ends and...
Resource management for ad hoc wireless networks with cluster
An initiator node in a local cluster included in a wireless network receives an admission request to execute an application comprising a set of tasks. If the...
Arc fault detection and confirmation using voltage and current analysis
An arc fault in an electrical circuit is detected by recording phase plane plot data of current versus voltage for at least one electrical cycle of an...
Fiber optic sensor coil including a restraining ring and method of forming
A fiber optic sensor coil and method of forming a fiber optic sensor coil including a plurality of turns of a first segment of optical fiber wound in a clockwise...
Pass-line and tilt insensitive sensor
The devices, systems and methods may continuously detect surface characteristics of a sample surface at a tilt. The exemplary system may have a conveying device...
Multiple and hybrid graphics display types
A display interface device and method for an individual personal computer, workstation, or embedded system comprising one or more display interfaces; a video...
DC bus short circuit compliant power generation systems using induction
Conventional electric power generation system employ a solid state electronically controlled IM that may be capable of self-start motoring and power generation,...
Steam distribution apparatus with removable cover for internal access
Employment of one or more resealable access slots in a steam distributor apparatus affords easy access to the internal chambers of the apparatus for cleaning and...
Reverse bump test for closed-loop identification of CD controller
A reverse bump test, for identifying the alignment of a sheetmaking system while the system remains in closed-loop control, includes the following steps: (a)...
Nozzle device for a turbocharger and associated control method
A variable nozzle device for a turbocharger comprises an annular arrangement of vanes disposed in a nozzle formed between an inner wall and an outer wall, the...
Pressure biased lubricant valve
An exemplary center housing for a turbocharger includes a bore for supporting a turbocharger shaft, a lubricant feed port, a first lubricant outlet port, a...
Temperature sensor that achieves a fast response in an exhaust gas
A temperature sensor and method of forming the same includes a temperature sensing portion having a metal housing configured with at least one circular fin on a...
Electric brake having parking brake function
An electromagnetic braking system includes a brake stack (20), a ram (18) shiftable in a first linear direction toward and against the brake stack (20) and in a...
Pressure sensor incorporating a compliant pin
A method of incorporating compliant pins in a pressure sensor that uses PCB (printed circuit board) and is press fitted into the compliant pins. The compliant...
Generalized inertial measurement error reduction through multiple axis
rotation during flight
An inertial measurement unit is provided. The inertial measurement unit comprises two rotational axes, wherein a first of the two rotational axes is aligned...
Electric motor cartridge for an electrically assisted turbocharger
An electric motor cartridge comprises a first cartridge housing portion (2) and a second cartridge housing portion (3). The cartridge housing portions (2, 3) are...
Method for optimizing wireless data link capacity between mobile vehicles
Wireless data links between mobile vehicles are optimized by positioning the mobile vehicles in default locations, creating a wireless data link between the...
Portable communication interface device
The present inventions relate to portable communication interface devices for communication and testing between a computer and electronic devices The portable...
Method and apparatus for spatial compensation for pixel pattern on LCD
An apparatus and method for providing color dot signals of an image for an active matrix display. The apparatus includes a graphic generator that provides an...
Electric motor brake engagement holdup system
An electric motor system includes a motor brake control circuit that uses current induced in the motor stator from generated back EMF to keep the motor brake...
Multi-output power supply device for power sequencing
A packaged power supply device (10) is configured to output multiple supply voltages, which are converted from a single input voltage (V.sub.IN). The packaged...
Insulator for tube having conductive case
One embodiment includes an electromagnetic sensor which includes a header, an anode connected to a first terminal extending through the header, the anode in...
Welding shield and flexible skirt for automated welding
An automated welding system is provided for welding a workpiece. The system includes a multiaxially movable arm, a fiber optic cable, a laser source, a focusing...
Water vapor transport power generator
An improved system for generating electrical power using a fuel cell. More particularly, a system for generating hydrogen gas by reacting water vapor with a...
Methods for coating a magnesium component
The present invention provides methods and materials for use in applying a coating on a surface of a magnesium component. The method includes the steps of:...
Low temperature hydrogen generator
A hydrogen generator having a hydrogen generating reaction between a chemical hydride and vapor from a liquid having a freezing point below 0.degree. C. The...
Latchable electrohydraulic servovalve
An electro-hydraulic servovalve (EHSV) (10) that includes a nozzle (16), a motor (12) operably connected to the nozzle (16) for controlling the position of the...
Hierarchical workload monitoring for optimal subordinate tasking
A system and method of hierarchical monitoring for subordinate assessment is described. Generally, the system receives remotely sensed data about a user's...
Aircraft cabin pressure control system and method for reducing outflow
valve actuator induced cabin pressure...
A cabin pressure control system and method that reduces or inhibits gear train backlash and the concomitant cabin pressure oscillations associated therewith. The...
Fast performance prediction of multivariable model predictive controller
for paper machine cross-directional...
A technique for fast performance prediction of multivariable model predictive controllers (MPC) for large-scale spatially-distributed dynamic systems is...
Optical coupling structure
An optoelectronic coupling structure, a method of manufacture, and a method of operation are described. The optical coupling structure includes a waveguide that...
Method and system for calibrating a fiber optic gyroscope
According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for calibrating a fiber optic gyroscope is provided. A method is provided for calibrating a fiber...
Methods and systems using relative sensing to locate targets
A method for determining a position of a target is described that includes establishing a reference target position and a measuring location position and...
Methods and systems utilizing Doppler prediction to enable fusing
A radar processor for controlling detonation of a munition and operable to receive a detonation altitude from an external source is provided. The radar processor...
Vehicle tracking system
A system for tracking a motor vehicle is disclosed, which includes a device that can be magnetically or mechanically affixed to a vehicle. For one example, the...
Control circuit for lossless switching converter
A DC-to-DC converter comprises a converter section and a controller section. The converter section comprises a primary section and a secondary section. The...
Method of removing contaminants from plastic resins
A method for removing contaminants from synthetic resin material containers using a first organic solvent system and a second carbon dioxide system. The organic...
Ionic conduction device
An ionic conduction device of the kind including a tri-layer including an electrolytic membrane having a pair of opposed surfaces, and a gas permeable electrode...
Collapsible auto expanding media filter
Collapsible filter assemblies for use with pleated or other filter media are disclosed. A collapsible filter assembly can include at least one filter element...
User interface force sensor system
A mechanical architecture for a user interface system enables the use of the low cost commercial load cells. Force inputs to a user interface that is rotatable...
Error recovery in asynchronous combinational logic circuits
A system and method for providing error recovery to an asynchronous logic circuit is presented. The asynchronous logic circuit with error recovery may use...
OPC server redirection manager
An OPC redirection manager maintains the information necessary for taking appropriate action when the target OPC server fails and for ensuring that no bad status...
Empirical design of experiments using neural network models
Methods and apparatus are provided pertaining to a design of experiments. The method comprises generating a data set from historical data; identifying and...
Integrated set/reset driver and magneto-resistive sensor
A magnetic-sensing apparatus and methods of making and using thereof are disclosed. The sensing apparatus may have one or more magneto-resistive-sensing...
Circuitry and method for limiting peak current from a voltage source
Circuitry (20) and a method are provided for limiting peak current while supplying a constant voltage to a load (42). The circuit (20) comprises an input...
Control technique for limiting the current of an induction machine drive
A method and apparatus for deriving phase voltage control signals for use in controlling current flow to an induction motor. The method may comprise obtaining an...
Dual action structural latch
A dual action structural latch (10) is provided for securing hinged access doors to a frame. The latch (10) comprises a latching member (58) secured to the frame...
Rapid prototype casting
Methods for rapid prototype casting metal components, wherein the metal components are cast in a secondary ceramic mold, the secondary ceramic mold is cast in a...
Pointing device inertial isolation and alignment mounting system
An isolation system for a sensitive component or apparatus affixed to a mortar tube comprising a barrel mount assembly which supports two parallel shafts. A...