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Henry A F Rocha, Charles E Thomas: Ultrasonic multi-sector scanner. General Electric Company, Donald R Campbell, Joseph T Cohen, Marvin Snyder, June 26, 1979: US04159462 (86 worldwide citation)

A steered beam B-scan ultrasonic imaging system has a linear transducer array divisible into multiple sub-arrays of transducer elements each operable to perform a sector scan, with the origin points displaced longitudinally along the array between sector scans. The system performs overlapping sector ...


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Charles E Thomas: Dynamic array aperture and focus control for ultrasonic imaging systems. General Electric Company, Donald R Campbell, Joseph T Cohen, Marvin Snyder, December 25, 1979: US04180790 (70 worldwide citation)

A B-scan ultrasonic imager such as a single-sector scanner has a dynamic aperture and focus control to attain improved lateral resolution especially at ranges less than the maximum array aperture. As the range from which echoes are being received propagates out, the array aperture during each echo r ...


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Charles E Thomas, Brian T Thayer: Prepless coaxial cable connector. Thomas & Betts International, Hoffman & Baron, March 25, 2008: US07347729 (47 worldwide citation)

A coaxial cable connector includes a connector body and an annular post coupled to the connector body. The connector body has a rearward cable receiving end and an internal threaded surface defined in the rearward cable receiving end. The internal threaded surface is adapted to threadably engage an ...


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Shuzhong Zhuang, John B Paine III, Timothy S Sherwood, Jay A Fournier, Kent B Koller, Zhaohua Luan, Charles E Thomas Jr: Filters including segmented monolithic sorbent for gas-phase filtration. Philip Morris USA, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, November 9, 2004: US06814786 (34 worldwide citation)

A filter includes at least two monolithic sorbent segments and a mixing segment between the two monolithic sorbent segments. The monolithic sorbent segments comprise porous sorbent materials that are capable of selectively removing one or more selected gaseous constituents from a gas flow. The filte ...


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Charles W Eichelberger, Charles E Thomas, Robert J Wojnarowski: Oven having a cavity heated by at least one monolithic integrated heat source. General Electric Company, Geoffrey H Krauss, James C Davis, Marvin Snyder, November 3, 1981: US04298789 (33 worldwide citation)

A cavity, such as an oven cavity, is heated by at least one monolithic integrated heat source, each fabricated by depositing a layer of resistive material on a substrate of non-conducting, or insulating, material. A pair of spaced-apart conductive elements contact opposite ends of the resistance she ...


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Charles E Thomas, Minyoung Lee, James F Bedard, Steven R Hayashi: Acoustic tool break detection system and method. General Electric Company, Donald R Campbell, James C Davis Jr, Paul R Webb II, February 10, 1987: US04642617 (33 worldwide citation)

Substantial cutting condition changes that occur gradually, as opposed to the more usual sudden large change, are detected by setting upper and lower cutting noise mean level thresholds. When the mean cutting noise exceeds the upper threshold or stays below the lower threshold for a preset number of ...


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Charles E Thomas, Minyoung Lee, James F Bedard, Steven R Hayashi: Acoustic monitoring of cutting conditions to detect tool break events. General Electric Company, Donald R Campbell, James C Davis Jr, Paul R Webb II, January 13, 1987: US04636780 (29 worldwide citation)

This tool break detection system relies on monitoring changes in the cutting noise itself, rather than detecting the tool fracture acoustic signal. A broken tool capable of damaging the workpiece is detected, and tool break events that do not affect cutting conditions are ignored. The signal from a ...


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Julio F Rodrigues, Allen L Malloy, Charles E Thomas: Coaxial cable connector with friction-fit sleeve. Thomas & Betts International, Hoffman & Baron, November 25, 2008: US07455549 (26 worldwide citation)

A coaxial cable connector includes an annular post defining an axial bore therein, a cylindrical connector body coupled to the post, a nut rotatably coupled to the post and a sleeve movably connected to the connector body. The sleeve includes at least one radially outwardly extending ridge formed on ...


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Vijay C Jaswa, Charles E Thomas: Concurrent processor for control. General Electric Company, Donald R Campbell, James C Davis Jr, Paul R Webb II, June 10, 1986: US04594651 (26 worldwide citation)

This computer architecture is optimized for computing the state transitions of a controller, whereas conventional computers are optimized for data manipulation. The concurrent processor for control efficiently implements both the continuous and discrete control functions and has a processing element ...


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Charles E Thomas, Minyoung Lee, Douglas G Wildes: Cutting tool wear detection apparatus and method. General Electric Company, Donald R Campbell, James C Davis Jr, Paul R Webb II, May 16, 1989: US04831365 (25 worldwide citation)

Sharp tools have different cutting characteristics from dull or worn tools. Among these differences is that a wear land develops on the cutting tool so that more of the cutting tool comes into contact with the workpiece during the cutting process. The increased contact area between the tool and work ...



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