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CO2Meter Garners U.S. Navy Contract
October 23, 2014
CO2Meter reported that the United States Navy has contracted the company with provide carbon dioxide monitoring devices to measure ambient CO2 levels in expeditionary shelters.

Network-1 Technologies Reports US Patent Office Issues Reexamination Certificate
October 23, 2014
Network-1 Technologies, Inc. said that the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued a Reexamination Certificate for Network-1's Remote Power Patent (U.S Patent No. 6,218,930). In its release on Oct. 20, the Company said that the Certificate confirms the patentability of the challenged claims of the Remote Power Patent (claims 6, 8 and 9) without any amendment or modification. The USPTO also allowed fourteen new claims, bringing the total number of claims in the Remote Power Patent to 23 claims. No claims were rejected. The Remote Power Patent was reexamined by the USPTO based on an unknown third party's request for ex parte reexamination of certain claims of the Remote Power Patent. The request was granted by the USPTO in September 2012. The reexamination was stayed by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in December 2012 pending the PTAB's Inter Partes Review of the Remote Power Patent.

NASA Selects Oxygen Recovery Proposals
October 22, 2014
NASA reported that it has chosen four partners to develop game changing technologies with the potential to increase the oxygen recovery rate aboard human spacecraft to at least 75 percent while achieving high reliability.

CO2Meter Receives U.S. Navy Contract
October 22, 2014
CO2Meter reported that the United States Navy recently contracted the company with provide carbon dioxide monitoring devices to measure ambient CO2 levels in expeditionary shelters.

Total Control Systems and Vessix Team Up to Streamline FBO Fuel Inventories.
October 21, 2014
  FORT WAYNE, IN and VENICE, CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2014             Fixed-base operators (FBOs) will no longer have to guess how much fuel inventory is on hand or how much fuel is delivered to each aircraft, thanks to a new partnership between Total Control Systems (TCS), a leading global provider of positive displacement flow meter and electronic registration solutions, and Vessix Inc., an aviation cloud-based software company.

The European Crystal Oscillator Market is Expected to Reach $361.2 Million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor.
October 20, 2014
  (PRWEB) October 20, 2014         The European crystal oscillator market report defines and segments the market in Europe with analysis and forecast of revenue. This market was valued at $328.2 million in 2013, and is expected to reach $361.2 million by 2018, at a CAGR of 1.9% from 2013 to 2018.           Browse through the TOC of the European crystal oscillator market report, to get an idea of the in-depth analysis provided. This also provides a glimpse of the segmentation of the market, and is supported by various tables and figures.       http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/europe-crystal-oscillator-1286710721.html         Crystal oscillators are one of the core components of any electronic device. Using the property of piezoelectricity, which is exhibited by certain crystals like quartz, they create wave forms with very accurate frequency based on the mechanical vibration of the precision machined crystal. The crystal oscillator market is a mature market, as these oscillators are found in numerous applications such as the consumer electronics, network, wire and wireless communication, aerospace & military, and electronic components industries. Although there are substitutes for crystal oscillators, such as silicon timing devices, dielectric resonance oscillators and Micro-Electro-Mechanical systems (MEMS) technology, none of them are close to giving fierce competition to crystal oscillators.         Speak to Analyst @     http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/contact/1286710721-speak_to_analyst.html       The crystal oscillator market is triggered due to numerous factors, such as the growth of the smartphones and tablet market, deployment of 3G & 4G networks, and advancement in healthcare equipment.

Global Market for Gas Flow Meters, Sensors, and Monitors to Reach $6.4 Billion by 2019; Gas Flow Sensors and Monitors Segment Growing at 6.7% CAGR.
October 17, 2014
  Wellesley, Mass. (PRWEB) October 17, 2014   BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com) reveals in its new report, Gas Sensors and Gas Metering: Applications and Markets, the global market for gas flow meters, sensors, monitors, and secondary flow instrumentation is estimated to exceed $6.4 billion by 2019, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.9% from 2014 to 2019. The gas flow sensors and monitors segment is surging at 6.7% CAGR for the projected period.       The market for gas flow sensors and monitors is expected to grow faster than the markets for flow meters or secondary instrumentation. Stack gas monitoring is expected to become the largest application segment of the market with 21.6% by 2019, while custody transfer applications fall into second place with 19.7% and flare gas monitoring takes over third place with 16.6%.     Market drivers include new legislation (especially in the U.S. and Europe) affecting major user industries of gas sensing equipment, such as the chemical and petrochemical industry. Other factors driving the market include innovative designs, lower prices, expanding applications areas, increasing Southern European, South American, and Asian interest in environmental awareness and work safety.     "North America and Europe each accounted for over one-third of the global market for gas meters, sensors, monitors, and secondary instruments in 2013, while Asia accounted for less than a quarter of the market," says BCC Research Dr. Edward Gobina. "By 2019, Europe is expected to be the leading market, with 36.1% of the global market."  

NARROWING THE POSSIBILITIES
October 01, 2014
FULL TEXT SMART DIAGNOSTIC TECHS MAKE THE PROBLEM COME TO THEM. It's not unusual to encounter a System Lean Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) on a vehicle if you routinely work on Check Engine light problems. Vacuum leaks and fuel delivery problems are common causes for these common codes, and you might be tempted to focus immediately on these. But there are many other causes that can illuminate the MIL for the P0171 and P0174 DTCs that you also need to consider. Additional causes that can lead to these particular codes include Mass Airflow (MAF) sensor signal problems, voltage drop anywhere in the fuel delivery circuit, problems in the oxygen sensor inputs to the Engine Control Module (ECM), Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) problems, exhaust leaks, Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve calibration, dipstick sealing (mostly on European vehicles), engine mechanical problems and faulty ECMs. With so many possible causes to consider, you would think that it would take some time to find the cause of the P0171 - P0174 DTCs.

Vendors support design and test of infotainment systems; SPECIAL REPORT--AUTOMOTIVE TEST; Report
October 01, 2014
  Automotive infotainment systems combine a variety of functions, including audio, video, multimedia, satellite navigation, cellular communications, comfort control, and wireless connectivity, with devices and modules interconnected via high-speed digital buses.   Products able to support the design and test of infotainment systems include reference design boards, benchtop instruments including oscilloscopes and pattern generators, modular instruments, production test equipment, and software.         Test of buses such as MOST (media-oriented systems transport) was a topic of a recent article (1) that discussed general-purpose instrument solutions from companies including Keysight Technologies (Agilent Technologies' electronic test and measurement business until Aug. 1), Tektronix, and Teledyne LeCroy as well as dedicated test approaches from companies such as Microchip Technology's K2L subsidiary.       For MOST50 and MOST 150 networks, Tektronix recommends the DPOJET oscilloscope software with the MOST Essentials Setup Library, which automates compliance testing and supports flexible and customized test conditions. And for its oscilloscopes, Teledyne LeCroy offers QualiPHY solutions for MOST50 and MOST150. Also suitable for MOST test, Keysight provides the Model 81150/60A pulse function arbitrary noise generator, which enables the loading of compliance patterns and injection of distortion. Finally, K2L's MOCCA compact bus interface unit can be used as an interface for PC-based test and simulation.             [FIGURE 1 OMITTED]     Since that earlier article went to print, Microchip Technology has introduced two MOST ToGo reference designs (Figure 1), which make it easy for designers to learn and implement the proven MOST technology in their automotive infotainment systems.

Airbus To Help Aerion Design Supersonic Design Jet
September 29, 2014
Airbus is to help startup Aerion with the design, manufacture and certification of a supersonic business jet, aiming for availability of the $100 million-plus aircraft in 2021. Reno, Nevada-based Aerion says the engineering collaboration with Airbus Defense & Space Group “marks a huge leap forward to being a program that will result in an aircraft that will be on the market in the not-too-distant future."


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