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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.

CO2Meter Secures Contract from United States Navy
October 23, 2014
The United States Navy recently contracted with CO2Meter, Inc. to provide carbon dioxide monitoring devices to measure ambient CO2 levels in expeditionary shelters. According to a release from the company, the CO2 monitors were designed under the direction of the U.S. Navy for meeting their required data logging and battery life criteria. The monitor will measure air quality over several weeks inside the portable shelters to give the Navy accurate data on CO2 exposure of military personnel.

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.

Mid-South Memories / Favorite Waitress
October 22, 2014
Oct. 22 25 years ago: 1989 Sidney Shlenker sold the Denver Nuggets basketball team to two Chicago businessmen for $65 million Saturday, making them the first minority owners of a major league sports franchise. Shlenker is manager of The Great American Pyramid and Mud Island. The extent to which completion of the sale may free up Shlenker's personal funds for investment in the pyramid is unclear. With the purchase of the Nuggets, Bertram Lee and Peter Bynoe received financial backing from media executive Robert Wussler.

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.

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.

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.

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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