Apparatus for reducing flashback produced by an anti-collision light

US Patent 7,674,021
March 9, 2010
A lighting assembly apparatus for wingtip position lights and an anti-collision light (ACL). The lighting assembly apparatus reduces light flashback caused by the ACL by including one or more internal baffles located inside of a lens. A lens retainer receives the lens. The lens retainer includes a base section and internal baffles. The one or more internal baffles include a crossbeam baffle that is attached between upper and lower surfaces of the lens retainer. The crossbeam baffle reduces light flashback caused by the ACL and complies with ACL/regulatory requirements. The internal baffle includes a stepped edge that also reduces light flashback caused by the ACL and complies with ACL requirements.

Apparatus and method for inductive power transfer

US Patent Apparatus is disclosed for allowing an inductive power distribution system pick-up to be located at an extended distance from the system primary conductive path. The apparatus has an elongate housing (40) which has a first coil (14) at one end to receive energy from a magnetic field associated with the primary conductive path. A second coil (16) is provided at the other end of the housing and is electrically connected to the first coil to produce a magnetic field for the supply of electrical energy to the pick-up. The circuit formed by the two coils is tuned to have a desired resonant frequency.
March 9, 2010
Apparatus is disclosed for allowing an inductive power distribution system pick-up to be located at an extended distance from the system primary conductive path. The apparatus has an elongate housing (40) which has a first coil (14) at one end to receive energy from a magnetic field associated with the primary conductive path. A second coil (16) is provided at the other end of the housing and is electrically connected to the first coil to produce a magnetic field for the supply of electrical energy to the pick-up. The circuit formed by the two coils is tuned to have a desired resonant frequency.

Simplified light-emitting diode (LED) hysteretic current controller

US Patent 7,675,487
March 9, 2010
An LED current control device (100) includes an array of one or more LEDs (10) electrically connected to a current-sensing element (20). A sense signal produced by the current-sensing element may be amplified by a single-ended amplifier (30) and sent to a switching controller (40 and 50). The switching controller may perform hysteretic control on the amplified sense signal by controlling a switching element (60) to turn on and off. The on and off states of the switching element respectively enables and disables an external power supply (V.sub.EXT) for the LED array. As such, hysteretic control may be performed on the current flowing through the LEDs.

Dual mode searchlight dimming controller systems and methods

US Patent 7,675,248
March 9, 2010
A solid state microprocessor or digital signal processor (DSP) for dual mode illumination and dimming into modern aerospace searchlights. The system is a universal dimming platform with “smart functions” that include and are not limited to multiple light intensity linearization curves, analog and/or digital input dimming interface, built-in tests and health monitoring, synchronized dual mode light output with canopy position, light driver redundancy, lamp life reporting, and controlled switching with improved EMI. With real-time monitoring of the system parameters it monitors the lights proper operation and failures which can be a concern for flight-critical lighting.

Inductive module

US Patent 7,671,716
March 2, 2010
An inductive module includes an electrically insulating basic substrate unit having opposite first and second trace-forming sides, a ferromagnetic core unit embedded in the basic substrate unit and having horizontal sides substantially parallel to and respectively spaced apart from the first and second trace-forming sides, and a coil unit. The coil unit includes first and second conductive vias respectively formed in the basic substrate unit adjacent to vertical sides of the core unit, and respectively spaced apart from the vertical sides, and first and second conductive traces, each of which is disposed on a corresponding one of the first and second trace-forming sides, and interconnects electrically a corresponding pair of the first and second conductive vias. The conductive traces and the conductive vias of the coil unit cooperate to form an electric current path that substantially winds around the core unit.

Textured all-terrain vehicle fenders

US Patent 7,669,678
March 2, 2010
The present disclosure describes an all terrain straddle-type vehicle for carrying a load including a rider. The vehicle includes a frame, a plurality of wheels, a rear fender, a front fender, and a body panel. The wheels, including front and rear wheels coupled to the frame. The fenders are secured to the frame for covering the wheels. The fenders are formed from a plastic material having a smooth portion and a textured portion thereon. The smooth and textured portions are disposed adjacent to one another and formed integrally on the fender. The textured portion is positioned on the fender in a location of frequent rider or other load contact. The body panel is secured to the frame forward of the rear fender. The body panel includes a textured portion situated in a location of frequent rider contact. A method of manufacturing a fender is also disclosed.

Method for secure reliable point to multi-point bi-directional communications

US Patent 7,672,306
March 2, 2010
Systems and methods for sending secure reliable point to multi-point communication on any communication infrastructure. The infrastructure is not required to conform to any specifications of this inventions other that be capable point to point communications. The system consists of a protocol that allows for Secure Reliable point to multi-point communications irregardless of the support for such communications. This invention does not rely on the Internet or ATM or any other point to point or point to multi-point communications infrastructure.

Method, apparatus and computer program for displaying marks in an image data set

US Patent 7,672,495
March 2, 2010
A method and an apparatus display marks in an image data set, wherein an image data set comprising marks is provided and wherein during a review phase not all marks within the image data set are displayed at the same time. A list of the marks can be generated by sorting the marks depending on a predetermined sorting criterion and wherein the marks are displayed temporally one after another within the image data set in accordance with the generated list. The image data set is for example a medical image data set, wherein the marks are computer-aided detection (CAD) marks and wherein the sorting criterion is the probability of marking illness, in particular the suspiciousness.

Method for secure multicast repeating on the public Internet

US Patent 7,673,136
March 2, 2010
A system and method for sending a secure multicast transmission. The system includes a computer system coupled to a public network and configured to generate a multicast broadcast, and encrypt the generated multicast broadcast. The system also includes a router coupled to the public network, and a user system configured to request to join a multicast broadcast, wherein the user system is associated with the router. The router is configured to retrieve the encrypted multicast broadcast from the computer system over the public network, decrypt the sent multicast broadcast, and send the decrypted multicast broadcast to the user system requesting to join.

Medium and method providing the ability to display or hide a wood load from buyer view

US Patent 7,689,471
March 1, 2010
A method implementable in an electronic system coupled to an electronic device, the electronic device being coupled to a display device. A description of a load to display is received from the seller. At least one term governing the sale of the load is received from the seller. A definition of product items that will appear on the load is received from the seller. A web page displayable on the display device is served to the electronic device. The displayed web page includes a description of the load. A purchase order for the load is received from the electronic device.