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12/29/11 / #two inner slides (6, 7) capable of sliding along at least one rail (18) set side by side to said belt, where a first one (6) of said slides is in an upper position and anchored to a section of said belt;

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12/29/11 / #the supporting pole has a metallic inner structure (1) and an outer lining (2) extending over the entire length of the pole and presenting at least one vertical fissure (2′) extending from the top to a point next to the base of the pole, and is characterized by the fact of comprising:

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12/29/11 / #the invention relates to a refrigeration circuit having a mono- or multi-component refrigerant circulating therein, said refrigeration circuit comprising, in the direction of flow, a condenser, a collecting container, a relief device connected upstream of an evaporator, an evaporator and a compressor unit with single-stage compression.

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12/29/11 / #the invention relates to a rapid tensioning apparatus as well as to a chain unit and a sword suitable for it, by means of which the placing of saw chain and sword on the main body of the chain saw can be readily carried out and a tensioning of the saw chain is made possible without problems.

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12/29/11 / #the invention provides a filter pack of which the mass is not increased, and moreover, the effective filter medium area is not reduced, and of which the pressure drop is sufficiently low, and the strength is sufficiently high, and an air filter using this.

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12/29/11 / #pyrotechnic actuator in particular for lifting the hood of an automobile in the event of a collision with a pedestrian.

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12/29/11 / #at least two elements (8, 9) destined for a direct or indirect support of the advertising article, sliding within said fissure (2′), having a part inside said lining fastened in a removable manner to the first and the second slide, respectively, and an outer part having anchoring points for the advertising article or brackets (10, 11) for supporting the same.

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12/29/11 / #an integrated power control device and method are provided. in one embodiment, a device includes a body, a plurality of sockets for connection with a load, and a plurality of switch-controls each connected with corresponding one of the sockets and controlling power connecting to the load. the device further includes a microprocessor for the input, output, calculation and control of data and information flow, wherein the microprocessor issues commands to the switch-controls to execute switch on or off on the sockets, a timer, and a data storage unit for data storage so as to provide the microprocessor to access the data. a voltage-and-current detector detects voltage and current values and stores them into the data storage through the microprocessor. a voltage-current alerting unit receives the voltage values and current values and informs the microprocessor when the values exceed predetermined thresholds. finally, a power computational unit calculates power consumption of the load.

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12/29/11 / #an inner belt (3) mounted on a driving pulley (4) set up next to the base of the pole, and on a return pulley (5) set up next to the top of the pole;

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12/29/11 / #according to the invention, there is an intermediate relief device (a) arranged between the condenser (1) and the collecting container (3).

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12/29/11 / #a body towel structure includes a wrap unit and at least one perforation formed on the wrap unit. a first fastening section and a second fastening section are respectively disposed in two corners of the wrap unit.

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12/29/11 / #[task] it is an object to provide a brake device and a method of controlling the brake device, capable of suppressing an inrush current during a startup period of an electric booster.

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12/29/11 / #[solution] a pressure-loss adjusting-member installation tool 70 to be used at a time of assembly of a reactor includes: pressure-loss adjusting-member grippers 80 each of which can freely grip or release a pressure-loss adjusting member, which is arranged at a position between a lower nozzle arranged at one end of a fuel assembly having a relatively small pressure-loss when light water used as a primary coolant flows and a lower core support plate, and can cause the light water to pass therethrough in a state with a pressure-loss being increased more than that of when the light water passes through only core support plate flow holes formed on the lower core support plate; and a frame 71 that holds a number of the pressure-loss adjusting-member grippers 80 in a same positional relationship as a relative positional relationship between the fuel assemblies arranged in plural on the lower core support plate.

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12/29/11 / #[problem] it is to obviate the trouble of making fine adjustments of a mounting angle to a helmet even if there are significant differences among individual workers in position of the mouth.

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12/29/11 / #[problem to be solved] to provide a pressure-loss adjusting-member installation tool that can install a number of pressure-loss adjusting members at desired positions easily.

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12/29/11 / #20110314864

Refrigerator

An effective component generator (56) that releases effective components in a storing compartment (3) includes an effective component generator, which generates the effective components when discharging occurs, and an effective component generation passage (54) in which the effective component generator is arranged. The effective component generator includes an electrode unit (58) and an insulative spacer (57) arranged in contact with or near the electrode unit. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314863

Refrigerant vapor compression system with dual economizer circuits

A refrigerant vapor compression system includes a flash tank economizer and a refrigerant-to-refrigerant heat exchanger economizer disposed in series refrigerant flow relationship in the refrigerant circuit intermediate a refrigerant heat rejection heat exchanger and a refrigerant heat absorption heat exchanger. A primary expansion valve disposed in the refrigerant circuit in operative association with and upstream of the refrigerant heat absorption heat exchanger and an economizer expansion valve disposed in the refrigerant circuit in operative association and upstream of the flash tank economizer provide a two-step expansion process for expanding refrigerant passing through the refrigerant circuit from the refrigerant heat rejection heat exchanger to the refrigerant heat absorption heat exchanger.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314862

Method and arrangement for cooling a substrate, especially a semiconductor

In this method, a refrigerant (52) is compressed (32) in a refrigerating circuit, then condensed by cooling in a condenser (44), then expanded in a throttle valve (62) and delivered in the expanded state, in the form of wet vapor (52), to an evaporator (60) that is in thermally conductive contact with a substrate (12) to be cooled. The cooling process thus operates similarly to a liquid cooling process, but with a higher mean logarithmic heat transfer temperature difference, which allows lower temperatures of the substrate (12) to be achieved and makes possible a better heat transition coefficient, since the refrigerant is present as wet vapor. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314861

Air conditioner and outdoor unit

The present invention relates to an air conditioner and to an outdoor unit. More particularly, the present invention relates to an air conditioner having a plurality of indoor units, wherein said air conditioner comprises a distribution unit which is accommodated in an outdoor unit of the air conditioner and connected to the outdoor unit and indoor units, or which is separated from the outdoor unit and connected to the outdoor unit and indoor units to distribute refrigerant to the plurality of indoor units.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314860

Movable ice bin guard

A pivotable guard includes a guard surface configured to be mounted to a bin such that the guard surface is pivotable about an axis; and the bin including at least one side wall and a rear wall. The guard surface is configured to pivot between a lowered position relative to the bin and a raised position relative to the bin higher than the lowered position.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314859

Refrigerator

A refrigerator (100) includes a main body (150) with thermal insulation properties, a liquid cooling device (140) which cools a liquid introduced to an inside of the main body (150), and a purifying device (103) which purifies a liquid, and further includes a plate (172) which partitions the inside of the main body (150) in a vertical direction, wherein the purifying device (103) is disposed at an upper part of a storage space located below the plate (172).. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314858

Reactor containment vessel cooling system, reactor containment vessel, and reactor containment vessel cooling method

A reactor containment vessel cooling technology for preventing the cooling capability and structural integrity of a reactor containment vessel cooling system from decreasing by lowering the temperature of water vapor and gases acquired by the reactor containment vessel cooling system is provided. Based on the technology, the present invention provides a reactor containment vessel cooling system that acquires water vapor in a reactor containment vessel by using water vapor pressure in the vessel as a drive force, condenses the acquired water vapor into condensate, and cools the reactor containment vessel with the condensate. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314857

Device for generating an air wall in an upright refrigerated cabinet

A device for generating an air wall in an upright refrigerated cabinet (22) comprises a primary blower slit for generating a primary air stream (30) in the frontal opening (34) of the upright refrigerated cabinet which forms a thermal separation between the low inside temperature and the ambient air of a higher temperature. No mixing occurs between the primary air stream (30) and the secondary, optionally forced air streams (1, 9) added thereto. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314856

Low-pressure high-efficiency aqua ammonia absorption heat pump system for bchp residential use

A system of a low-pressure ammonia-water absorption chiller/heat pump combined with a thermal mass as a source of liquid coolant. The low-pressure ammonia-water absorption chiller/heat pump has a ratio of generator pressure to absorber pressure which is preferably not more than 2:1, and may include a condensate sub-cooler heat exchanger with a separate coolant supply. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314855

Indoor unit of air conditioner

An indoor unit of an air conditioner with an electronic expansion valve. The indoor unit includes a main body, a heat exchanger disposed at the front portion of the inside of the main body, a control unit, in which electrical components are mounted, disposed at the outside in the lengthwise direction of the heat exchanger, a control case including a first side surface part disposed between the control unit and the heat exchanger and an extension part connected with the first side surface part and extended in the lengthwise direction of the heat exchanger, and an electronic expansion valve disposed in a space defined by two surfaces neighboring with each other by the extension part.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314854

Refrigerator

A refrigerator provided with a refrigerant circuit in which a compressor, a condenser, a liquid container, a supercooling heat exchange portion, a throttle valve, and an evaporator connected in this order by piping, a return circuit that branches from a downstream position in a refrigerant flowing direction of the supercooling heat exchange portion in the refrigerant circuit and leads to an intermediate-pressure chamber of the compressor via the supercooling heat exchange portion, a supercooling throttle valve with a variable valve opening-degree that is disposed on a refrigerant inlet side of the supercooling heat exchange portion in the return circuit, and operation state detecting means that detects operation state data in the refrigerant circuit, in which dryness-degree calculating means that calculates a dryness-degree of the refrigerant on the outlet side of the supercooling heat exchange portion in the return circuit on the basis of the detected operation state data and supercooling throttle valve control means that controls the valve opening-degree of the supercooling throttle valve so that the calculated dryness-degree gets close to the value of 1.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314853

Cooling system

A cooling system comprising an intake air temperature sensor which measures an intake air temperature to an evaporator by a blower; a return air temperature sensor which measures a return air temperature which is cooled in the evaporator; and a blower frequency switching device which switches a frequency of the blower, wherein the blower frequency switching device controls the frequency of the blower to a frequency of the blower corresponding to a difference between an intake air temperature which is measured by an intake air temperature sensor and a return air temperature which is measured by a return air temperature sensor.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314852

Air conditioner

An air conditioner includes a refrigerant circuit, an electromagnetic induction heating unit, and a control unit. The refrigerant circuit has a compressing mechanism with an adjustable operating capacity, a heat source side heat exchanger, an expansion mechanism, and a utilization side heat exchanger. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314851

Air conditioner

An air conditioner includes a heat generating member, an electromagnetic induction heating unit, an air conditioning target space temperature detecting unit, an outdoor air temperature detecting unit, and a control unit. The heat generating member thermally contacts a refrigerant piping and/or refrigerant that flows through the refrigerant piping. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314850

Thin-walled self-supporting cuboid vacuum container for sorption machines, especially adsorption machines

The invention regards a self-supporting, substantially cuboid vacuum container which is particularly thin-walled, and the use thereof especially for adsorption devices.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314849

Storage container with sensor device and refrigerator having the same

A storage container with a sensor device to detect a state of food contained in the storage container and a refrigerator having the same. The sensor device is separably mounted to the storage container. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314848

Combined air-conditioning and hot-water supply system

A configuration provided with a heat source unit, an indoor unit, a circuit for a hot-water supply heat source provided with a refrigerant—refrigerant heat exchanger and throttle means for the hot-water supply heat source, and a branch unit that distributes a refrigerant flowing through the indoor unit and the circuit for hot-water supply heat source and also provided with a refrigerating cycle for air conditioning in which the indoor unit and the circuit for hot-water supply heat source are connected in parallel and connected to the heat source unit by at least two connection pipelines via the branch unit and a refrigerating cycle for hot-water supply in which a compressor for hot-water supply, a heat-medium—refrigerant heat exchanger, throttle means for hot-water supply, and the refrigerant—refrigerant heat exchanger are connected in series, in which the refrigerating cycle for air conditioning and the refrigerating cycle for hot-water supply are connected so as to exchange heat between the refrigerant for air conditioning and the refrigerant for hot-water supply in the refrigerant—refrigerant heat exchanger.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314847

Dual duty compression machine

A compression machine includes a refrigerant condenser, an expansion device, a refrigerant evaporator, a first compressor and a second compressor. Each compressor is arranged to receive lower pressure refrigerant vapor from the evaporator and to deliver higher pressure vapor to the condenser independently of the other compressor. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314846

Refrigeration circuit and method for operating a refrigeration circuit

Furthermore, there is disclosed a method of operating a refrigeration device in which pressure relief of the refrigerant to an (intermediate) pressure of 5 to 40 bar is effected in the intermediate relief device (a) arranged between the condenser (1) and the collecting container (3).. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314845

Tadem compressor operation

A refrigerant system operates with tandem compressors. As is known, one or more of the tandem compressors can be shut down at part-load operating conditions when lower refrigerant system capacity is required. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314844

Method and apparatus for waste heat recovery and absorption gases used as working fluid therein

A method provides for waste heat power generation or heat recovery and for a driving power with an absorption process using low grade heat sources. An apparatus also provides for such waste heat recovery in absorption process and to the used vapor-salt working fluid. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314843

Co2-refrigeration device with heat reclaim

A refrigeration device containing co2 a refrigerant to be circulated, including a compressor, a heat-rejecting heat exchanger, an expansion, and an evaporator which are connected to one another. The refrigeration device includes a first portion and a second portion, the second portion having a higher temperature relative to the first portion when the refrigeration device is in operation. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314842

Method and apparatus for harvesting ice in an ice maker system

Method and apparatus for ice maker systems are disclosed. One exemplary method comprises the steps of: heating an ice mold body to separate ice formed in the ice mold body from the ice mold body; releasing the separated ice from the ice mold body; and contacting at least a portion of the ice mold body with a heat transfer fluid to cool the ice mold body.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314841

Heat pump and method of operation

A heat pump is provided having a first heat exchanger and a second heat exchanger. A compressor is fluidly coupled to the first heat exchanger and the second heat exchanger. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314840

Various methods for industrial scale production of graphene and new devices/instruments to achieve the latter

This invention is comprised of the following innovations: various devices/instruments which may be used in the preparation of a compact monolayer [made up of a suitable organic material (or organic compound)] as well as the carbonization of the latter; efficient methods for preparing a compact monolayer which is free from all “other” materials that were used in the various processes involved in the said preparation of the said compact monolayer; various methods for carbonizing a compact monolayer by means of a suitable “heat source” (which allows the application of a sudden searing “heat” extremely quickly) in order to produce a graphene layer, where the said heat source may be a “hot surface” or a suitable “radiation type beam” such as a suitable laser beam, or a suitable maser beam, or a suitable electron beam; and finally, various methods to provide a protective layer for a graphene layer.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314839

Pressure control system and method

A pressure control system comprises separate conduits for supplying liquefied gas and vapor from a cryogen space defined by a cryogenic storage tank. A first conduit can deliver liquefied gas to a use device through a heater and then a first flow controller. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314838

Gas supply device

The present invention relates to a gas supply device having a compact configuration that enables prevention of vaporized gas by requisite minimum heating means from being liquefied again and an installation area to be considerably reduced. The gas supply device is provided with: a tank configured to retain material liquid; and a mass flow controller that is connected to an inside of the tank through a first valve unit, and controls a flow rate of gas resulting from vaporizing the material liquid, in which inside an outer wall of the tank, an internal flow path is formed, and the internal flow path is provided with a generated gas lead-out line provided with: a first valve flow-in flow path connecting the inside of the tank and a first inlet port; and a first valve flow-out flow path connecting a first outlet port and an introduction port of the mass flow controller .. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314837

System and method for thermoelectric personal comfort controlled bedding

A system and method for controlling ventilation in a bed (mattress) includes an user-controlled air conditioning control system for generating and supplying a conditioned air flow to a distribution layer/system located on or near the mattress. The distribution layer/system includes a spacer structure surrounded by fabric material(s) and configured to receive the conditioned air flow and provide a cooling or heating effect to a body adjacent the mattress.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314836

Magnetocaloric heat generator

A magnetocaloric heat generator (1) which comprises a driving mechanism (26) in fluidic connection with first and second ends (3 and 4) of a thermal module (2) via at least one heat exchange mechanism (7, 27) so that the heat transfer fluid circulates in a closed constant-volume fluidic circuit through the magnetocaloric heat generator (1).. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314835

Cooler in nacelle with radial coolant

A cooling system in an aircraft gas turbine engine includes a heat exchanger positioned within an annular nacelle space surrounding a bypass duct of the engine. The heat exchanger has a radial coolant passage extending between the bypass duct and ambient air surrounding the nacelle, and a flow passage extending substantially normal to the radial passage for direction of a fluid to be cooled therethrough. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314834

Combined production of hydrocarbons and electrical power

A process for the preparation of hydrocarbon products and for the generation of power comprising the steps of (a) providing a synthesis gas having a hydrogen to carbon monoxide ratio of between 0.1 and 1; (b) contacting the synthesis gas with one or more catalysts which together catalyse a reaction of hydrogen and carbon monoxide to oxygenates comprising methanol and dimethyl ether with a dimethyl ether to methanol ratio of higher than 2 and a carbon dioxide content of above 20 mole %; (c) contacting the carbon dioxide containing oxygenate mixture at an inlet temperature of between 240 and 4000 c with a catalyst being active in the conversion of oxygenate to higher hydrocarbons and a tail gas being rich in carbon dioxide; (d) combusting the carbon dioxide rich tail gas, optionally admixed with fresh carbon monoxide rich synthesis gas in a gas turbine combustion chamber to flue gas; and (e) expanding the flue gas stream through a gas turbine for the generation of power.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314833

Additive injection system for use with a turbine engine and methods of assembling same

A method for assembling an additive injection system for use with a turbine engine includes coupling an atomizing air connection to a fuel nozzle assembly and coupling an additive source to the atomizing air connection.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314832

Additive injection system for use with a turbine engine and methods of assembling same

A method for assembling an additive injection system for use with a turbine engine includes coupling a liquid fuel connection in flow communication with a water supply manifold and coupling an additive source in flow communication with the water supply manifold.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314831

Secondary water injection for diffusion combustion systems

Emissions and combustion dynamics of a turbine engine are managed through a combustor system that injects water into the primary fuel flow and supplies a secondary water steam to the flame zone of the combustor through a central, secondary liquid nozzle or of the fuel nozzle assembly.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314830

Oil supply system with main pump deaeration

An oil supply system for a gas turbine engine with a centrifugal air/oil separator in fluid communication with the scavenge system to receive the used oil mixture and extract oil and air therefrom, a supply pump in serial connection with the main oil outlet of the separator and in fluid communication with the bearing cavities to deliver the oil thereto, an oil tank in fluid communication with the overflow oil outlet of the separator, and at least one make-up pump having an inlet in fluid communication with the tank and having an outlet in fluid communication with the scavenge system.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314829

Liner aft end support mechanisms and spring loaded liner stop mechanisms

A gas turbine includes a liner, a casing surrounding the liner, a hula seal flexibly connected to an aft end of the liner and a liner aft support mechanism. The liner is configured to receive compressed gas and fuel at an upstream end, the mixture of the compressed gas and the fuel being burned in a combustion core area of the liner to yield hot exhaust gasses. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314828

Bleeding of air via the diffuser of a centrifugal compressor of a turbine engine

Diffuser intended to straighten the flow of air issuing from a centrifugal compressor in a turbine engine, the said diffuser having a cylindrical shape and comprising a first part having the form of two substantially parallel discs extending substantially radially relative to the axis of symmetry of the diffuser, a second bent part and a third part intended to open out into a downstream cavity, positioned downstream of the said diffuser and fed with air issuing from the said compressor, characterized in that the first part is traversed by a plurality of channels distributed evenly over its circumference and opening out on its downstream face so as to bring the air contained in the said downstream cavity into communication with a bleed cavity situated upstream of the said diffuser.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314827

Fuel nozzle assembly

An insert for pre-mixing a secondary fuel in a pre-mixing annulus of a fuel nozzle assembly is disclosed. The insert includes a cartridge extending through at least a portion of the fuel nozzle assembly and configured to flow the secondary fuel therethrough. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314826

Burner assembly

A burner assembly for a firing system for firing fluidic fuels is provided. The burner assembly has a burner hub, an air inlet channel and a fuel inlet channel, wherein the fuel inlet channel is at least partially designed in the burner hub. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314825

Gas turbine system having premixed injector vanes

In certain exemplary embodiments, a system includes an annular duct having an inner annular wall and an outer annular wall. The system also includes a plurality of injector vanes configured to mix air and fuel to produce an air-fuel mixture, and configured to inject the air-fuel mixture into a central chamber between the inner and outer annular walls.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314824

Swirler, fuel and air assembly and combustor

An air swirler, a fuel and air admission assembly, and a staged combustor are disclosed. The staged combustor may be equipped with the fuel and air admission assemblies incorporating the air swirlers for use in gas turbine engines, such as for example gas turbine engines powering aircraft having supersonic cruise capability.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314823

Gas turbine combustor liner cap assembly

A combustor liner cap assembly is provided for use in a multiple fuel nozzle combustor of a gas turbine. The combustor liner cap assembly includes a tube plate having a plurality of fuel nozzle openings and a plurality of open ended premix tubes extending aft from the tube plate. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314822

Switchable solar heating device for a gas turbine

A switchable solar heating device for a gas turbine with a compressor, having a valve for electively bypassing a solar heater which is arranged between a compressor stage and a turbine stage of the gas turbine. The valve is constructed as a 4-way valve with a compressor port that can be connected to the compressor stage, a turbine port that can be connected to the turbine stage, a solar input port that can be connected to an input of the solar heater, and a solar output port that can be connected to an output of the solar heater.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314821

Flow-through substrates and methods for making and using them

A flow-through substrate comprising a sulfur-containing compound distributed throughout the flow-through substrate structure. The flow-through substrate may be used, for example, in the removal of a heavy metal from a fluid such as a gas stream.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314820

Dosing system for use in an exhaust system of a combustion engine

The present invention relates to a dosing system for dosing a first fluid, preferably flowing in a first flow passage (5) into a stream of a second fluid, preferably flowing in a second flow passage (9). The system may e.g. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314819

System including feedwater heater for extracting heat from low pressure steam turbine

A system is disclosed including a low pressure steam turbine; an air-cooled condenser (acc) in fluid connection with the low pressure (lp) steam turbine, the acc for receiving a portion of steam from an exhaust of the lp steam turbine; a feedwater heater in fluid connection with the low pressure steam turbine via a conduit, the feedwater heater for receiving a portion of supply steam from the lp steam turbine; and a condensate pump in fluid connection with the acc and the feedwater heater, the condensate pump for receiving condensate fluid from the acc and drain fluid from the feedwater heater.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314818

Cascaded condenser for multi-unit geothermal orc

A pair of organic rankine cycle systems are connected in series with the geothermal fluid passing first through an evaporator of the first system and then through an evaporator of the second system before returning to a sink. Similarly, the cooling tower is arranged to provide cooling water to pass first through the condenser in one system and then through the condenser of the other system, to reduce the total flow required and the size of associated cooling hardware.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314817

System for controlling thrust in steam turbine

A system controls net thrust of a steam turbine having a stepped rotating shaft. A first leak off line fluidly couples a first stage of a turbine section to a packing upstream of a stepped portion on the rotating shaft. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314816

Nonfractionalized biomass-fueled refrigerant-based cogeneration

A system and method for cogeneration of electricity and useful heat utilizing non-fractionalized biomass as a fuel whose combustion in thermal proximity to a heat transfer medium, preferably water, is used to drive an organic rankine cycle which generates mechanical power for driving an electrical generator, and from which useful heat is captured and may be used for any of a myriad of purposes.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314815

Power plant with co2 capture

A method is provided for operating a combined cycle power plant having at least one gas turbine, a heat recovery steam generator (hsrg), a steam turbine and a co2 capture system. The method includes recirculating a first partial flow of flue gases from the hrsg. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314814

Hydrogen production system and power generation system

The amount of high-temperature steam supplied from external equipment is reduced. Provided is a hydrogen production system (1) including a reactor (3) that allows a humidified process fluid output from a humidifier (2) to react in the presence of a catalyst to transform carbon monoxide in the process fluid into carbon dioxide; a second channel (b) through which the high-temperature process fluid that has reacted in the reactor (3) flows; a circulation channel (c) through which excess water in the humidifier (2) is circulated; and a first heat exchanger (7), disposed at an intersection of the circulation channel (c) and the second channel (b), for heat exchange between the high-temperature process fluid that has reacted in the reactor (3) and the fluid circulated through the circulation channel (c).. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314813

Solar receiver system

A solar receiver is provided. The solar receiver may include a receiver housing with front and rear ends. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314812

Thermal storage system

A thermal storage system includes a first tank and a second tank thermally interfaced with the first tank. A pump is connected between the first tank and the second tank to move a fluid from the first tank to the second tank. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314811

Phase change material thermal power generator

An energy producing device, for example a submersible vehicle for descending or ascending to different depths within water or ocean, is disclosed. The vehicle comprises a temperature-responsive material to which a hydraulic fluid is associated. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314810

Energy storage and recovery utilizing low-pressure thermal conditioning for heat exchange with high-pressure gas

In various embodiments, gas is compressed to store energy and/or expanded to recover energy to or from high pressures, and the gas is exchanges heat with a heat-exchange fluid that is thermally conditioned at low pressures.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314809

Activated-stroke actuator, in particular for an automobile safety system for the protection of pedestrians

The actuator comprises a return-braking arrangement (25) acting between the rod (17) and the body (13) of the actuator and having an inertial actuating threshold in order to brake the rod in return only if it is subjected to a force under a sufficient acceleration truly representative of a collision.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314808

Vanes for directing exhaust to a turbine wheel

A vane for a turbine assembly of a turbocharger includes an airfoil that has a pair of flow surfaces disposed between a hub end and a shroud end and a leading edge and a trailing edge where the airfoil further includes a non-zero sweep angle, a non-zero lean angle, a non-zero twist angle or any two or more combinations thereof. Various other examples of devices, assemblies, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314807

Turbocharger control

Various systems and methods for controlling a turbocharger of an engine via a wastegate are described. In one example, actuation of the wastegate is limited when outside a range, the limits of the range varying with boost pressure, turbine inlet pressure, turbine outlet pressure, and atmospheric pressure. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314806

Brake device and method of controlling brake device

[means to solve] in a brake device having an input rod, a piston for pressurizing a fluid pressure in a master cylinder responsively to a displacement of the input rod, and an electric booster for pushing the piston against a spring bias of a return spring of the piston and for assisting a movement of the piston in a direction for pressurizing of the fluid pressure, an input-rod displacement detection device is provided for detecting the displacement of the input rod. Also provided is an electric-booster controller configured to start up the electric booster, while applying an assisting force to the piston to push the piston against a biasing force, which forces the piston in a direction for reducing of the fluid pressure in the master cylinder, upon detecting that the input rod has been displaced a predetermined displacement at the time when a driver's brake-pedal operation starts.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314805

Heat engine with regenerator and timed gas exchange

A stirling-like system incorporating a heater, a displacer and a regenerator is intermittently coupled to an external system via valves, providing pneumatic power while ridding waste heat. The external system is commonly a rankine cycle, sharing the working fluid of the stirling-like system, and can be used for heat pumping, distillation and drying. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314804

Compressed air energy storage system utilizing two-phase flow to facilitate heat exchange

A compressed-air energy storage system according to embodiments of the present invention comprises a reversible mechanism to compress and expand air, one or more compressed air storage tanks, a control system, one or more heat exchangers, and, in certain embodiments of the invention, a motor-generator. The reversible air compressor-expander uses mechanical power to compress air (when it is acting as a compressor) and converts the energy stored in compressed air to mechanical power (when it is acting as an expander). ...

12/29/11 / #20110314803

Forming liquid sprays in compressed-gas energy storage systems for effective heat exchange

In various embodiments, efficiency of energy storage and recovery systems compressing and expanding gas is improved via heat exchange between the gas and a heat-transfer fluid.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314802

Swing system and construction machinery or vehicle comprising a swing system

A swing system for construction machinery or a vehicle, particularly an excavator or a crane, includes a swing brake for blocking or unblocking a rotational movement of a first portion of the vehicle relative to a chassis portion of the vehicle, and a swing pump and a swing motor are provided for performing the rotational movement. The swing pump can be positioned in a neutral position where no rotational movement of the first portion takes place. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314801

Hydrostatic drive system

The invention relates to a hydrostatic drive system having a motor-driven hydraulic pump (1) that can be connected to at least one hydraulic drive unit (7) by means of a first (19) and a second working line (21) forming a hydraulic circuit, said drive unit being connected to a gear set (1, 3), having a first hydraulic accumulator (53) for accumulating pressure energy that can be connected to one of the working lines (19, 21), and a second hydraulic accumulator (55) that can be connected to the other working line (19, 21), and having a valve device (v1, v2) by which the segment (23, 25) of each working line (19 or 21) running to the drive unit (7) can be separated in order to separate an accumulator part (33) from the part of the circuit comprising the hydraulic pump (13), said accumulator part comprising the hydraulic accumulators (53, 55) and the at least one drive unit.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314800

Compressed air energy storage system utilizing two-phase flow to facilitate heat exchange

A compressed-air energy storage system according to embodiments of the present invention comprises a reversible mechanism to compress and expand air, one or more compressed air storage tanks, a control system, one or more heat exchangers, and, in certain embodiments of the invention, a motor-generator. The reversible air compressor-expander uses mechanical power to compress air (when it is acting as a compressor) and converts the energy stored in compressed air to mechanical power (when it is acting as an expander). ...

12/29/11 / #20110314799

Hydraulically activated exhaust flap

A flap arrangement in an exhaust track of a motor vehicle includes an exhaust flap and a slave cylinder for controlling an operative position of the exhaust flap. The slave cylinder is fluidly connected to a master cylinder by a hydraulic line containing a hydraulic fluid in the form of liquid metal. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314798

Thermoelectric device

A thermoelectric device contains at least one module having a first carrier layer and a second carrier layer, an interspace disposed between the first carrier layer and the second carrier layer, and an electrical insulation layer disposed on each of the first carrier layer and on the second carrier layer toward the interspace. The thermoelectric device further has a plurality of p and n-doped semiconductor elements, which are arranged alternately in the interspace between the insulation layers and are alternately electrically connected to one another.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314797

Pressure balanced exhaust gas recirculation assembly for a locomotive two-stroke uniflow scavenged diesel engine

A two-stroke uniflow scavenged diesel engine system including an exhaust gas recirculation (egr) system is described for reducing nox emissions and achieving desired fuel economy by recirculating exhaust gas through the engine. More specifically, the present invention is directed to a pressure balance exhaust gas recirculation (egr) assembly for a two-stroke locomotive diesel engine having an egr system. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314796

Particulate matter detection sensor and control device of controlling the same

A particulate matter (pm) detection sensor is placed in an exhaust gas pipe of a diesel engine. The pm sensor element has a detection part composed of a pair of detection electrodes and a heater part. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314795

Air-fuel ratio control system for internal combustion engine

An air-fuel ratio control system for an internal combustion engine, which, at the resumption of air-fuel ratio feedback control, is capable of setting the initial value of an integral term of the feedback control to a value properly learned in preceding feedback control, thereby enabling improvement of control accuracy. To feedback-control the output value of an o2 sensor to a target value, a target air-fuel ratio is calculated. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314794

Diesel engine system and method and apparatus for handling diesel engine exhaust

A diesel engine system includes a diesel engine, a nox control device downstream of the engine, an exhaust line between the engine and the nox control device, a bypass line connected to the exhaust line at a first end upstream of the nox control device, and a bypass valve connecting the exhaust line and the bypass line, the bypass valve permitting flow through the exhaust line to the nox control device when in an open position and preventing flow through the exhaust line to the nox control device and permitting flow through the exhaust line to the bypass line when in a closed position. A controller can arranged to control opening and dosing of the bypass valve, such as when an operating condition of the engine reaches a predetermined operating condition.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314793

System and method for determining an age of and controlling a selective catalytic reduction catalyst

An exhaust treatment system for exhaust gas produced by an engine includes a condition control module, a load determination module, and an age determination module. The condition control module decreases a load on a selective catalytic reduction (scr) catalyst below a predetermined load threshold and increases exhaust gas temperature (egt) to a predetermined temperature. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314792

Abnormality diagnosis system and method for diagnosing abnormality in filter regeneration system

The invention intends to provide a technology which makes it possible to diagnose with higher accuracy whether or not abnormality occurs in a filter regeneration system causing excessive execution frequency of a regeneration process. The filter regeneration system initiates execution of the regeneration process, incase an estimated particulate matter (pm) accumulation amount at the filter reaches a pre-determined regeneration requiring accumulation amount; or in case the pressure upstream of the filter or the differential pressure across the filter reaches a pre-determined regeneration requiring value, the value being larger than the pressure or the differential pressure corresponding to the regeneration requiring accumulation amount. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314791

Method for combustion system

A method of fabricating a combustion system includes cold depositing a starting material onto a substrate as a solid metal fuel to produce a combustion structure.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314790

Hybrid propulsion system

Disclosed is a propulsion system having a structural configuration that provides easy and convenient access to the interior regions of a liquid fuel tank and a hybrid rocket motor case. In one embodiment, the propulsion system comprises: a hybrid rocket motor case and a fuel tank coupled to the hybrid motor case. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314789

Regenerator for a thermal cycle engine

A regenerator (100) for a thermal cycle engine with external combustion, according to the invention comprises a network of fibers wherein a majority of the fibers at least partially encircles the axis of the regenerator. The fibers were part of a fiber web, which is coiled and sintered thereby obtaining the regenerator.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314788

Aircraft turbine engine and use of such a turbine engine

The invention relates to an aircraft turbine engine and to the use of such a turbine engine. According to the invention, the turbine engine (la) comprises a means for shifting the axis (la-la) of the blower (9a) transverse to the axis (la-la) of the hot flow generator (4a).. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314787

Elastic composite for a disposable absorbent garment, and a system and process for making the elastic composite and a garment having the elastic composite

A method is provided for making an elastic composite for incorporation into a disposable absorbent garment. An elastic element applicator is provided that is configured to move a section of a continuous strand of elastic element generally about a plane. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314786

Crop pick-up

A crop pick-up frame has mountings for attachment to the feeder house of a combine harvester with a pick up assembly having transverse tine bars parallel to a transverse axis which move in a composite movement both around the transverse axis and parallel to the transverse axis such that each tine describes a closed path around the transverse axis and inclined to a radial plane of the transverse axis. Behind the bars is a belt conveyor followed by a converging auger where the belt conveyor is offset to one side relative to the bars so that the ends of the bars define a first path of travel at a first end of the bars and a second path of travel at a second end of the bars and the belt conveyor is offset such that one side edge extends beyond an outermost part of the second path of travel.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314785

Device for a cutting machine

The present invention relates to a device in a machine for cutting or clearing of plant growth, e.g. Grass, reeds, thickets etc., in that the growth is impacted by means of an impact device which is mounted on a shaft for rotation thereof, the impact device displaying a number of hose-shaped arms (6, 7).. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314784

Attachment for connection of harvesting combine and baler

A conveyor provides a link between a combine harvester and a baler which is towed behind the combine harvester. The conveyor has a front inlet end positioned to receive trash flowing from the trash outlet of the combine harvester. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314783

Lawn mower with selectively reversible cutting blades

An improved lawn mower having the ability to exhaust grass out of a left chute, a right chute, or a rear chute. The improved lawn mower of the present invention also having a belt system that has a reversing gear, enabling the belt system to travel in two opposite directions. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314782

Pleated air filter pack and air filter using same

A pleated air filter pack is configured in such a way that dot embossed projections are provided on front and rear surfaces of a filter medium made of a non-woven fabric, the filter medium is folded in zigzag shape along creases of pleats, and the opposing embossed projections are brought into contact with each other when the filter medium is folded, thus maintaining the intervals between the filter media.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314781

Air filter having dimensional extending tabs

There is provided herein an air filter that includes one or more foldable extension flaps that can be folded and secured against the frame to provided an extend thickness dimension for the frame of the air filter, which allows the same filter to be used in either a smaller or larger filter slot within an hvac system.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314780

Mat and devices with the same

Mats comprising a non-woven layer and a first polymeric layer on a major surface thereof. The mats are useful, for example, a mounting mats for pollution control devices, as well as thermal and acoustic insulation for pollution control devices and exhaust systems.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314779

Oil separation device of engine

An extension piece portion is provided at a lower end portion of a screen plate so as to extend from the lower end portion, beyond a gas-passing through hole, to an oil pocket portion. An oil guide portion is provided at respective gas-hitting-side face portions of the screen plate and the extension piece portion so as to guide oil trapped at the above-described face portions into the oil pocket portion. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314778

Vent head

A vent head for a steam system is provided. In one embodiment, the vent head may comprise a body defining a vent head chamber and having a vent head outlet. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314777

Plate-like separator for separating liquids from a gas stream

The invention relates to a plate-shaped separator for separating fluids from a gas flow, particularly for separating oil mist, wherein the flow hits the separator transversely, wherein the separator comprises a plurality of separating profiles, which are arranged in parallel next to each other transversely to the flow direction of the gas flow and which each form two curved deflection surfaces, which lie opposite each other in a laterally offset manner with the concave side thereof and on which a gas flow to be purified flows along successively, wherein the deflection surfaces enclose an eddy chamber having an inlet gap and an outlet gap between said deflection surfaces and end at the longitudinal edges of the deflection surfaces in a protuberance that projects over the deflection surfaces and extends along the longitudinal edges, wherein in order to further improve the separation of particles from the gas flow to be purified, it is proposed that at least one of the protuberances comprise a first substantially plane outer surface exiting from the deflection surface substantially transversely to the deflection surface and a second substantially plane outer surface connecting thereto at a sharp angle so that the at least one protuberance forms a sharp edge projecting into the gas flow flowing along the deflection surfaces.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314776

Aerodynamic separation nozzle

Multiple designs and methods for aerodynamic separation nozzles and systems for integrating multiple aerodynamic separation nozzles into a single system are disclosed herein. These aerodynamic separation nozzles utilize a combination of aerodynamic forces and separation nozzle structure to induce large centrifugal forces on the gases that in combination with the structure of the nozzle are used to separate heavier constituents of the process gas from lighter constituents. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314775

Method and system for loading tablets into containers

A system for packaging a plurality of tablets is disclosed that includes a container. The container comprises a generally elongated channel having a first end and a second end positioned below the first end. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314774

Methods and apparatus for freight container loading

Disclosed are apparatuses and methods for use thereof for loading bulk material into freight containers. One apparatus comprises a hopper configured to receive bulk material that is sized and shaped to be at least partially enclosable by a container to occupy a substantial volume of the container and a ram. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314773

Banknote bundling device and banknote bundling method

A banknote bundling device (3) includes a bundling-side stacking unit (21) in which bundling-object-banknotes are sorted and stacked, a bundling unit (22) that bundles one hundred bundling-object-banknotes with a bundling tape, and a pre-bundling transport unit (25) and a hold and transport unit (27) that transports the bundling-object-banknotes stacked in the bundling-side stacking unit (21) to the bundling unit (22) when the number of the bundling-object-banknotes stacked in the bundling-side stacking unit (21) reaches one hundred. The banknote bundling device (3) further includes a banknote-kind acquisition unit (172) that acquires a banknote-kind of the last banknote stacked in the bundling-side stacking unit (21) from among the one hundred bundling-object-banknotes, and a bundling-position setting unit (174) that sets, based on the banknote-kind of the last banknote, a bundling position of the bundling tape on the bundling-object-banknotes. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314772

Beverage containers having coated labels with modified gas barrier properties and related methods

Methods of improving the shelf life of beverages may involve applying a coating mix to a label thereby forming a coated label, curing the coated label, applying the coated label to a container, and adding a beverage to the container, wherein the coated label increases a gas barrier property of the container. Beverage containers such as pet containers may be tailored for specific beverages using certain coated labels.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314771

Device for heat-welding superposed flaps of a wrapping enveloping a set of articles

The device (1) is associated, in line, to an outlet of a packing machine and is designed to seal superposed flaps (ls, li) of packs (c), at longitudinal vertical sides (v) thereof. The device includes apparatus (2) for receiving and moving the packs (c) and includes two batteries (3, 4) of heat-welding rollers (30, 40), having a vertical axis, for acting on respective longitudinal vertical sides (v) in order to heat the flaps (ls, li) up to a temperature which is sufficient to cause joining by aggregation of the packing material. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314770

Tower reinforcement apparatus and method

A method and apparatus for creating a reinforced vertical multi-sided monopole tower for supporting equipment including a multi-sided monopole, a plurality of holes on three equally spaced sides of the multi-sided monopole tower and tower reinforcement apparatus mounted to the holes. The tower reinforcement apparatus includes bolts supporting a first flat bar and a second flat bar on each side of the tower. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314769

Steep roof assist

Apparatus and methods are disclosed. An apparatus is used over a ridge of a steep-pitched roof and an embodiment thereof has a first portion, a first shoe interconnected to the first portion, a second portion, a second shoe interconnected to the second portion, a first leg support connected to the first portion and to the first shoe, a second leg support connected to the second portion and to the second shoe. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314768

Cabinet anchor bolt assembly

An anchor bolt assembly for securing a cabinet and other structures to a sub-floor. A bolt with coaxial upper and lower threaded bores receives a threaded member from above and secures it to a threaded member from below. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314767

Partially self-erecting wind turbine tower

A partially self-erecting wind turbine tower and a method for carrying out the assembly thereof. A central telescoping pylon is provided. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314766

Universal fenestration cap system and method

In an exemplary embodiment, a window sill comprises a structural base having a first side and a second side, a fenestration cap attached to the structural base, a window frame mounted on the fenestration cap and finish elements applied to the structural base and adjacent to the fenestration cap. The window frame may be removed from the fenestration cap without disturbing the finish elements. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314765

Hidden fastener formed in situ during attachment of sheathing onto a support member

A concealed fastener is formed in situ during attachment of a first grooved sheathing member to an underlying support member. The concealed fastener rigidly attaches the first sheathing member, and permits subsequent installation of an adjoining sheathing member while providing for proper spacing between adjacent sheathing members.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314764

Adapter and holding system with an adapter

An adapter (10) for installing positioning elements (46, 48) on a holding rail (50) that is to be embedded into concrete has a receptacle (14) into which the holding rail (50) can be inserted, and at least one connector (36, 38, 40) through which a positioning element (46) can be installed on the adapter (10).. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314763

Anchoring equipment, in particular for roof

The present invention relates to an anchoring equipment (1), in particular for roofs (6), comprising two identical supporting elements (2, 3) having each an engagement portion (4, 5) that can be adapted to the shape of the roof (6) on which the equipment (1) has to be installed, and a fastening portion (7, 8) apt to be engaged by an end (20a, 20b) of a connecting rope (20) placed between said supporting elements. The equipment further comprises at least one retaining element (23) placed between the supporting elements (2, 3), provided with an engagement portion (24) that is identical to the engagement portion (4, 5) of each supporting element (2, 3). ...

12/29/11 / #20110314762

Impact resistant door and method of manufacturing

A door comprising a frame having a hinge stile, a lock stile, a top rail, and a bottom rail defining an internal cavity, an interlayer secured within the internal cavity, a front skin further defining the internal cavity, and a rear skin opposite the front skin and further defining the internal cavity. A method of manufacturing a door including the steps of securing a hinge stile, a strike stile, a top rail, a bottom rail, and a first skin defining a frame and an internal cavity within the frame, inserting an interlayer within the internal cavity, securing the interlayer within the internal cavity to an inner surface of the frame with a plurality of fasteners, and securing a second skin opposite the first skin and further defining the internal cavity.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314761

Accessible concealed suspended ceiling system

A suspended ceiling system is provided comprising at least first and second parallel inverted tee-runners. Each tee-runner comprises a horizontal flange and a vertical web, with the vertical web having at least two spaced openings therein. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314760

Load bearing wall formwork system and method

A load bearing wall formwork system and method are disclosed. The load bearing wall formwork system comprises a unique clip assembly for joining two or more substantially planar structures, such as a wall panel, in a spaced apart manner and providing a space there between for placement of a flowable material. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314759

Drywall product

A drywall product may inhibit the formation of mold, may hold a nail securely, may provide insulation, and may be strong and durable. The drywall product may include one or more of the following features: a vapor barrier on a stud side of a sheet of the drywall product, a nailing and fastening member on at least a portion of the sheet of the drywall product, a drywall-type mixture covering a wall side of the sheet of the drywall product, and a paper face for a smooth finish.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314758

Roof panel spacer

Devices, methods, and systems are provided herein for spacing an outer skin of a roof from the supporting structure of the roof such that the roof shields against weather elements, admits light, and allows advantageous air circulation. In one embodiment, a wedge-shaped device for spacing panels on a roof includes a bottom surface, a top surface inclined at an angle relative to the bottom surface, and an integral support structure connecting the top surface and the bottom surface, the support structure including a plurality of ribs and a plurality of nail boxes.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314757

Fire-rated wall and ceiling system

The present application is directed toward fire-rated wall construction components and wall systems for use in building construction. Embodiments can include tracks for holding studs which incorporate various geometries capable of receiving fire-retardant material, flat straps for use between tracks and fluted wall components, fire sponges for use in fluted wall components, and tracks with protruding grooves or other structures which prevent unwanted air movement between a wallboard component and the track.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314756

Fire barrier

A fire barrier operable to be placed within a gap formed between two surfaces. The fire barrier may generally include a first intumescent section, a first foam section coupled with the first intumescent section, and a second intumescent section coupled with the first foam section generally opposite the first intumescent section. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314755

Intumescent fire door edge system

An intumescent strip includes a first material layer and an opposing second material layer. A third material layer, formed from an intumescent material, is positioned between the first and second layers. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314754

Frame and door assembly system and method

The invention provides door frame assembly, suitable for hanging a door panel in a number of different positions. The invention is characterised such that a side wall of the frame is routered on front and rear faces, either face adapted to receive one plate of a door hinge. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314753

Solar roofing system and method of installing the same

A solar roofing system wherein the solar panels are integrated into the existing roof of a building in a watertight fashion, through the use of a starter trim piece, side step flashing pieces which are installed under each course of shingles such that they overlap to form a barrier along the side; a step flashing cover which seals the step flashing with the left and right sides of the solar panels, a z-cleat that is fastened and sealed to the top of each solar panel, and a hood flashing which attaches to the z-cleat and provides a sealed, watertight transition to the regular roofing material. The solar roofing system is watertight, and integrated with the actual roof, such that it does not need to be replaced when the roofing is replaced.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314752

Roof structure having an arrangement of solar panels

In a roof structure having an arrangement of solar panels, horizontally running fixing profiles are in each case arranged between adjacent solar panels. Each fixing profile extends underneath the frame of the respective upper solar panel and over the frame of the respective lower solar panel and both the upper and the lower solar panel are fixed to the fixing profile. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314751

Solar panel mounting rack system

A solar panel mounting rack includes a plurality of riser components. Each riser component includes a body, a first support member extending from a first end of the body and a second support member extending from a second end of the body. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314750

Tower segments and method for off-shore wind turbines

A method for erecting an off-shore wind turbine includes providing a wind turbine tower socket segment that includes a basin positioned at one end of the wind turbine tower socket segment. The basin is filled with water. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314749

Floor anchor

The invention relates to a floor anchor (10) made of steel pipe. The floor anchor comprises a hollow shaft segment (14) having an external thread (16) at least in segments, and a head segment adjacent to the shaft segment (14) and facing downward in the anchored state in the floor. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314748

Water flow apparatus

A guttering system for water drainage of roofs and buildings. The gutter system comprising a first elongate covered channel member capable of carrying water flow in a first direction and at least a second elongate covered channel positioned above or below said first elongate covered channel, capable of transporting water in a same said direction of water flow.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314747

Inflatable protective structures

Inflatable protective structures for sleeping, privacy and or containment are disclosed. A certain defined area that will consist of an inflatable sitting or sleeping area as well as a non inflatable area for such use as storage or changing. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314746

Shaped, fractured abrasive particle, abrasive article using same and method of making

Precursor alpha alumina abrasive particles in a mold are subjected to a drying process that cracks or fractures at least a majority of the precursor abrasive particles into at least two pieces thereby producing abrasive shards having a smaller size than the mold cavity from which they were made. The smaller abrasive shards, once formed, could be reassembled like jigsaw puzzle pieces to reproduce the original cavity shape of the mold from which they were made. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314745

Nodular silica sol and method of producing the same

A nodular silica sol has a ratio of an average particle diameter (r) measured by the dynamic light scattering method versus a particle diameter (r′) converted to that of an equivalent sphere computed from an average specific surface area measured by means of the nitrogen absorption method (r/r′, referred to as “association ratio”) in a range from 1.2 to 10, the particle diameter (r′) in a range from 5 to 200 nm, and the specific surface area in a range from 13 to 550 m2/g. The nodular silica particles have heterogeneous forms, and contents of ca and mg contained in the nodular silica particles are below 1000 ppm against sio2 respectively.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314744

Locking controller structure of sliding door

A locking controller mechanism that is capable of opening or closing a sliding door mounted on a vehicle and controlling opening or closing operation of the sliding door through an electrical control unit (ecu), may include an outside lever rotatably mounted about a first pivot shaft and connected to an outside handle that enables the door to be opened or closed on the outside of a vehicle body, a latch release lever rotatably mounted to the first pivot shaft and connected to the outside lever to control latch cables, an inside lever rotatably mounted to the first pivot shaft and connected to the outside lever and an inside handle that enables the door to be opened or closed on the inside of the vehicle body, and a hold open lever rotatably mounted to a second pivot shaft and pivotally connected to the outside lever to be rotatable when the door is closed.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314743

Locking jack for a window well cover

A window well cover jack that is disclosed. The window well cover jack has three arms: a base arm, a support arm and an actuator handle, all connected to aid in the lifting of a window well cover and allow egress. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314742

Mechanical shutter with shape memory element

An exemplary mechanical shutter includes a base with a through hole defined therein, a blade arranged on the base, two shape memory alloy units, and a control unit. Each of the two shape memory alloy units includes a first end and a opposite second end. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314741

Sealing arrangement for door operating apparatus retrofit kit

A retrofit conversion kit for converting a generally moisture intolerant door operating apparatus from overhead use to underground use and for operating a swinging door while protecting the door apparatus against moisture and dust encroachment within its underground location. The kit includes an enclosure to be mounted in a sub-floor stratum beneath a swinging door, with all of the door operating and controlling apparatus, whether electronic or mechanical, being self-contained within the enclosure. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314740

Window regulator

A window opening device for use in an automobile door. The device including a motor having a drive gear comprised of a tooth region and a head region. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314739

Vehicle door-open limiting device

In order to avoid a vehicle door hitting the ceiling or wall when the door opens, it is necessary to provide an open-limiting device for holding the door at any open angle. The door is opened with a gear in the open-limiting device. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314738

Steel security windows and sliding doors

Steel frames attach to recesses in a wall opening frame. A steel band is spaced inwardly from each of two opposing sides of the steel frame. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314737

Actuation method for an electric window lifter, and actuation unit

An electric window lifter of a vehicle with a vehicle door having a frameless window is actuated according to a novel, low-wear actuation method. An entry signal is acquired that allows a conclusion to be drawn about whether a person has entered through this vehicle door. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314736

Treatment chain and process for the thermochemical conversion of a wet feed of biological material by gasification

The invention relates to a treatment chain for thermochemically converting a wet biomass feed (1) by gasification, which comprises a device (4) for gasifying the feed (3), and a reactor (9) for steam conversion of the co, which includes water supply means (10), for delivering a syngas (17) having a defined h2/co ratio, a drying chamber (2) into which the wet feed (1) is injected prior to its subsequent treatment in the gasification device (4), this drying chamber (2) being supplied with a hot gas (15) withdrawn downstream from the gasification device (4) and recycled by pressurizing means (13) into the drying chamber (2).. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314735

Method and device for producing a fuel containing carbon

The invention relates to a method for producing a fuel (10) containing carbon, wherein the fuel (10) is formed by compressing raw material (2) containing carbon and adding an additive (4) that promotes thermal utilization of the fuel at a specified amount, and the additive (4) contains a chemical compound made of the elements calcium and/or magnesium and having or not having carbon. According to the invention, in a first method step, the raw material (2) containing carbon is pressed and in this way a pressed fuel article (6) is produced, and then the additive (4) is fed to at least one area (6a) of said pressed fuel article (6).. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314734

Method and apparatus for improving plant growth

A mechanical device including two concentric space frame structures is used to enhance plant growth. Essentially identical in shape but with the inner space frame smaller than the outer by a 4:5 relationship the space frame structures independently rotate about a common axes line. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314733

Hollow pot

A hollow pot includes a pot unit and a connection unit. The connection unit is a hollow unit and installed to inner surface of a mold set before pressurized air is introduced in the mold set and before the mold set is closed. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314732

Methods and apparatus for improving plant growth14

A mechanical device including two concentric space frame structures is used to enhance plant growth. Essentially identical in shape but with the inner space frame smaller than the outer by a 4:5 relationship the space frame structures independently rotate about a common axes line. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314731

Plant treatment material

Described is a reflective ground cover sheet material (1) in which longitudinally extending opposite side margins (a) of the sheet material are stronger than a longitudinally extending centre section between the side margins of the material. Also described is a reflective ground cover sheet material (1) having longitudinally extending opposite side margins (a) of the sheet material of lower porosity than a longitudinally extending centre section between the side margins of the material.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314730

Advanced coal upgrading process for a power station

A coal or carbonaceous material upgrading process for power station use, the process comprising a number of steps. First comminuting the coal or carbonaceous to a comminuted material. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314729

Charcoal for hookah tobacco

One embodiment of the present disclosure is a piece of charcoal (also referred to as a charcoal body) that has been formed to create an air passageway on a lower surface. The air passageway may be formed as a notch defining an angle therein. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314728

Method of simultaneously drying coal and torrefying biomass

A process for simultaneously drying coal and/or torrefying biomass is provided in which coal and/or biomass are passed into a fluidized bed reactor and heated to a predetermined temperature. The dried coal and/or biomass is then fed to a cooler where the temperature of the product is reduced to approximately 200 degrees fahrenheit and water is added to further passivate the coal.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314727

Method for producing single coal compacts suitable for coke chambers

Coal compacts which are suitable for coking in coke oven chambers are prepared by pressing and compacting coal in a pressing device having a design which shapes the surface of the coal compacts to provide higher surface area. Already compacted coal blocks can be pressed to generate the surface shape. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314726

Production of ethanol from lignocellulosic biomass using green liquor pretreatment

A method of producing an alcohol from lignocellulosic biomass is provided wherein the lignocellulosic biomass is pretreated with an alkaline mixture of sodium carbonate and sodium sulfate, i.e., green liquor, prior to enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation. Pretreatment with the green liquor increases the efficiency of the enzymatic hydrolysis. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314725

Methods of producing lipids

The present invention relates to methods of producing lipids. In particular, the present invention relates to methods of increasing the level of one or more non-polar lipids and/or the total non-polar lipid content in a transgenic organism or part thereof. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314724

Electrified bird repellent track

An animal deterring device has a carrier with a first conductive trace that is separated from a second conductive trace. The carrier has a bottom with a first glue trough disposed beneath the first conductive trace. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314723

Leaderless quick release fishing assembly

A saltwater fishing assembly includes a body resembling a forage fish. The body includes a quick connect device that is swivelable relative to a fishing line and is reelable to a fishing rod tip. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314722

Cradle for a fishing rod and reel

A receptacle that is removably attached onto a support means and is functional for supporting a fishing rod and reel therein in an upright vertical position. More particularly, the invention pertains to a cradle that is of a shape and size to firmly support the fishing rod and reel without the need for any type of brackets, bolts, straps, clips or the like. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314721

High-visibility gunsight

A high-visibility gunsight has a body defining a vertical plane and having a vertically elongated rear face. The body extends from a lower base portion to an upper free end portion. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314720

Rubber armored rifle scope with integrated external laser sight

A laser sighting device includes a sighting scope, an objective lens, an ocular assembly, a laser locator, an illumination unit, and an operation switch, which is provided on the sighting scope to operate the telescopic sighting device at least between a laser mode and an illumination mode, wherein in the laser mode, the laser locator is arranged to generate a laser beam toward a target from an exterior of the sighting scope, wherein in the illumination mode, the illumination unit is arranged to generate illumination toward the objective lens from within the sighting scope so that a user is able to observe an illumination pointer through the ocular lens irrespective of whether the laser locator is activated.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314719

Gun tool

A gun tool includes multiple tools specially configured for working on a gun. An example of the gun tool includes a choke tube wrench having a shape that permits insertion of the choke tube wrench into a variety of different sized choke tubes, so that the single choke tube wrench can be used to insert or remove a variety of different choke tubes. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314718

Firearms and firearm components comprising bonded multi-metallic materials; methods of manufacture

Firearms and firearm components are constructed from bonded multi-metallic base materials comprising at least two dissimilar metallic materials having different properties, such as weight, density, wear resistance, durability, hardness, and the like, bonded to one another. The components are fabricated such that the metallic material having higher impact- and wear-resistance is positioned at areas that experience impact, or that include bearing points, wear points, and interfaces with other components, while a lighter weight metallic material is positioned at component locations that don't have rigorous material property requirements. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314717

Bolt action rifle with safety latching machanism

A bolt action rifle with safety latching mechanism has an upper receiver including a movable bolt assembly, a lower receiver having a trigger assembly and releasably attached to the upper receiver, the bolt assembly movable between a cocked position and an uncocked position, and the upper receiver and the lower receiver including a latching mechanism operable to prevent the lower receiver from being detached from the upper receiver while the bolt assembly is in the cocked position. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314716

Firearm with enhanced recoil and control characteristics

The invention comprises an improved recoil control device comprising a bolt head and an inertia block or slider for use in a variety of firearms. In one embodiment, the bolt head and inertia block are articulated so that the displacement of the bolt head results in a force component outside the firing axis of the barrel of the firearm. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314715

Supporting pole for advertising strips, panels, flags or banners

A device for activating the driving pulley, which is provided with a reducer mechanism (12, 13) and a hand-operated crank (14) capable of controlling the rise or descent of the slide (6) anchored to the belt.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314714

Merchandising and merchant displays for stationary

A retail merchandising display for stationery having a main display panel for the display of various types of stationery products that are arranged on the display according to color, design, theme, quality, price or a combination thereof for quick and easy location by a consumer. Each product may be placed into a category such as invitations or thank you cards and arranged within that category according to color, theme, design, price, or a combination thereof. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314713

Two-piece placard holder

A two-piece placard holder having a mounting element for hanging from a post of a rearview mirror and a display frame for holding the placard. The display frame and mounting element are magnetically attached to one another to allow for easy assembly of the display frame to the mounting element (for hanging the placard, such as while parked) and easy dismounting of the display frame (and placard disposed therein) from the mounting element (for stowing the placard, such as while driving).. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314712

Poster clamp, and system and method using same

A poster clamp (1) comprising first and second members (3, 5), the members (3, 5) comprising first and second gripping surfaces (7), respectively, for gripping opposing sides of a poster or a like, and a poster mounting system comprising a hoarding (208) and a plurality of such clamps (1), and a wire (210) on which the clamps (1) are to be mounted for tightening a poster within the frame of the hoarding (208).. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314711

Color changing displays

A color changing display is provided that includes a frame structure having an inner surface, an outer surface, a front edge defining an open front portion of the frame structure, and a back edge defining an open back portion of the frame structure. A panel, having a front surface and a back surface, is attached to the back edge of the frame structure and covers the open back portion of the frame structure. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314710

Driver level indication method and system, and driver level indicator

A system and method for providing a driving or driver level indicator for a given driver are provided, as well as the driver level indicator. The driver level indicator can indicate a level of driver experience, inexperience, competency, or status of the driver, and can be presented or displayed at or in a vehicle operated by the driver, to alert or inform other drivers as to the level of driver experience, inexperience, competency, or status of the driver operating the vehicle.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314709

Lock for an excavator wear assembly

A lock for an excavator wear assembly. The lock has a first member a key way located on an internal face of the first member. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314708

Snow plow assembly with resilient snow plow blade mounting structure

A snow plow assembly with a longitudinally extending plow body has a blade mounting structure that supports a longitudinally extending plow blade. The blade mounting structure has a series of hinges that receive a longitudinally extending pivot rod to couple the plow body to the snow blade and set of springs to bias the snow plow blade into an operative position and to resiliently restore the snow plow blade to the operative position after encountering an obstacle. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314707

Skid for a snow blower and a snow blower incorporating the same

A skid for use on a snow blower, where the snow blower includes an auger housing through which snow removed from an area is channeled. The skid includes a body that is secured to a vertical side wall of the auger housing. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314706

Athletic shoe sole coating for traction enhancement

An athletic shoe coating for traction enhancement includes a pressure sensitive adhesive (psa) and a tackyfying resin and a film former initially in solution within a solvent suitable for application to the surface of a shoe sole in liquid form, such as by spraying, rolling and brushing the solution onto the shoe sole. After the solvent evaporates a film or coating attaches or is bonded to the shoe sole that exhibits the property of dynamically modifying the traction properties of the shoe sole when pressure and shear forces are applied to the coating. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314705

Elastic shoe heel structure of a shoe

An elastic shoe heel structure of a shoe includes a shoe heel and a shoe sole. The shoe heel is hollow or solid and has an upper edge soldered with a first end of a stepped elastic plate. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314704

Shoe heel support device

A shoe heel support device including a ground contacting base portion and a resilient shoe heel engagement portion attached to the ground contacting base portion, the resilient shoe heel engagement portion including at least three lobe portions each having an inner surface together defining a bore for receiving a shoe heel therein, the dimension of the bore smaller than the cross-sectional dimension of the shoe heel.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314703

Sole for golf shoes and manufacturing method thereof

The present invention refers to a sole for golf shoes comprising a plantar structure (1) and a heel (2), characterized in that said plantar (1) is constituted by a multilayer structure comprising an external sole (7) made of leather material or other derivatives that constitutes the track, incorporating a set of holes to receive the containers (4), coupled by means of gluing to an insole (6) constructed in micro material, rubber, eva, or mixtures thereof, incorporating a torn area in the inner front region, which is filled with a filling layer by means of an injection system, with tr, tpu, pvc or other derivatives assuring the fixing of the containers. The sole for golf shoes with the above features assures the improvement of the flexibility, lightness, breathability and impermeability of the footwear, assuring the user a better comfort, as well as this construction method assures a better simplification and reduction of the involved labor.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314702

Athletic or other performance sensing systems

Articles of footwear and other devices include modules, e.g., for sensing physical and/or physiological characteristics associated with use of the footwear or other devices. Such devices include: (a) a housing, optionally an asymmetrical housing, for receiving an electronic module; (b) release mechanisms for removably mounting the module in the housing; and/or (c) activation/authentication systems for selectively activating the module. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314701

Aerodynamic bicycle shoe components

The invention relates to athletic shoe elements that add improved aerodynamic efficiency to an athletic shoe, particularly bicycling shoes. These elements perform as front and/or rear projections below the surface of the sole of the athletic shoe to reduce drag forces on the shoe without impeding the athletic functionality of a shoe as used in sports performance.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314700

Systems for activating and/or authenticating electronic devices for operation with footwear and other uses

Articles of footwear and footwear systems include modules, e.g., for sensing physical and/or physiological characteristics associated with use of the footwear or for performing other functions. Such systems and methods may use physical or other interaction(s) between the module and the article of footwear for activating and/or deactivating the module and/or sensing devices included with the module, for confirming whether the module and footwear are authorized for use with one another, and/or for automatic data algorithm selection methods. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314699

Footwear with rocker sole

An article of footwear with a rocker sole has an outsole with a rocker sole element that has a rear apex located 20 to 45 millimeters, preferably, 35 to 40 millimeters rearwardly of the metatarsophalangeal joint area of the footwear and a generally curved surface extending forwardly and upwardly from the apex to a toe area of the footwear.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314698

Articles of footwear

An article of footwear that includes a sole and an upper attached to the sole. The upper comprises at least one alterable portion that switches between at least a first state and a second state upon exposure to a liquid. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314697

Anti-slip fabric and insole using the same

An anti-slip fabric includes a fabric substratum on which a plurality of anti-slip posts are arranged. Each anti-slip post has a body fixedly connected with the fabric substratum, and a head coaxially connected with the body and having a diameter equal to or greater than that of the body. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314696

Shoe insert for heeled shoes and method therefor

A shoe insert for heeled shoe has a rigid plate member. A cut is formed across at least a portion of a width of the rigid plate member to allow the rigid plate member to bend to conform to a shoe having a heel.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314695

Shock absorbing outsole

An outsole for shoes includes a top part and a bottom part, the top toe portion of the top part and the bottom toe portion are glued to each other and a chamber is defined between the top and bottom heel portions of the top and bottom part. The top heel portion has multiple top protrusions extending from underside thereof and the bottom heel portion has multiple bottom protrusions extending from a top surface thereof. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314694

Sandal toe post and strap system

One embodiment of the present invention relates to an open toe footwear system including a base member, a toe post, a strap member, and two lateral foot posts. The strap member is coupled to both the toe post and the two lateral foot posts. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314693

Fabric-type open toe footwear system

One embodiment of the present invention relates to an open toe footwear system including a base member, toe post, and strap member. The toe post is coupled to the base member at a region corresponding to a location between a user's big toe and the adjacent toe. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314692

Open-toe footwear base member system

One embodiment of the present invention relates to an open-toe footwear system including a base member, toe post, and strap member. The toe post is coupled to the base member at a region corresponding to a location between the user's big toe and adjacent toe. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314691

Flip-flop-sandal

A flip flop sandal having a shoe sole and a big toe compartment for separately accommodating the big toe to separate the big toe from the other toes so as to orthopedically correct and/or prevent hallux valgus. The flip-flop sandal includes a metatarsal strap for supporting the metatarsus that is connected to the shoe sole by a centering apparatus in a pre-determined orientation, the metatarsal strap including lateral foot sole support segments that extend laterally under the foot sole and over the shoe sole so as to be lifted up relative to the shoe sole in order to support the metatarsus from the foot sole with upwardly oriented lateral pressure so as to support the metatarsus in the upright position even when the foot sole lifts up from the shoe sole during a rolling movement of the foot which occurs when a wearer is walking.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314690

Method for reducing overall variability of moisture content in wood products

The present disclosure includes a method for quantifying contribution to overall variability of moisture content in wood products and associated computer software. The method comprises the steps of obtaining moisture content data for the wood products and identifying one or more sources of variability in the moisture content data. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314689

Substrate drying method

According to one embodiment, a semiconductor substrate whose surface is wet with a chemical solution (solvent) and formed with patterns having an aspect ratio of 10 or more is loaded into a chamber. Then, while the chemical solution (solvent) remains on the semiconductor substrate, its temperature is increased to a predetermined temperature in the range of 160° c. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314688

Drum-type drying device

A drum-type drying device according to the invention includes a cylindrical drum section that is rotatably supported and rotated by winding a base material on the drum section, engaging portions that are disposed in an inner cavity of the drum section, and a heating section that includes engaged portions detachably engaged with the engaging portions.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314687

Method for measuring deviation of joint position of member and method for producing spark plug

A method for measuring a deviation from a joint target position of a member to which a measuring object is joined, in particular, measuring the deviation of an electrode position of a spark plug. The deviation of a ground electrode from an optimal igniting position o1 is measured while a metallic shell is engaged with a female thread jig. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314686

Profile measurement apparatus

A profile measurement apparatus includes: a probe which includes a gauge head for measuring a profile of an object to be measured and which moves the gauge head within a given range; a movement mechanism which moves the probe; and a controller which measures the profile by controlling the movement mechanism to contact the gauge head against the object. The controller comprises: a movement amount acquisition section which acquires a movement amount of the gauge head from a reference position; a deviation acquisition section which acquires as a deviation the movement amount when the gauge head is in a non-contact state; a determination section which determines whether the deviation is greater than a first threshold value; and a resetting section which, when the deviation is greater than the first threshold value, resets the reference position to a position arrived at by combining the reference position and the deviation.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314685

Measuring and checking apparatus

A plug gauge (1) includes a support and protection frame with a handle (2) that defines a longitudinal axis and houses a position transducer (25) and electronic devices for wirelessly transmitting electrical signals indicative of a dimension to be checked. The gauge also comprises a probe (6) including a mechanical armset (7) provided with at least one movable feeler (10), and a transmission mechanism with a stem (17) transmitting movements of the feeler to the position transducer housed in the handle. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314684

Two dimension layout and point transfer system

A two-dimension layout system identifies points and their coordinates, and transfers identified points on a solid surface to other surfaces in a vertical direction. Two leveling laser light transmitters are used with a remote unit to control certain functions. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314683

Power tool, particularly a hand-held power tool

A power tool, particularly in the form of a keyhole saw, is provided with a sensor device that senses the position of the tool, in particular the reciprocating position of the saw blade in at least one of the reversal positions.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314682

Quick-tightening device for a chain saw and chain unit for same

In the rapid tensioning apparatus a wedge is mounted on the sword of the chain saw whereas a movable tensioning lever arrangement comprising a counterwedge is positioned on the chassis in the area of the drive shaft. In a special manner the course of the movement of the elements of the tensioning lever arrangement in the transition from the open position to the closed position is designed in such a manner that the counterwedge acts on the wedge mounted on the sword and secures the sword on the chassis by contact pressure. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314681

Work head for a rotational brush cutter

The present application provides a work head for a rotational brush cutter. The work head comprises an upper plate, a lower plate and a blade, the upper plate and the lower plate being fixedly coupled. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314680

Shearing tool

A shearing tool configured to be detachably connected to a portable oscillatory power tool is disclosed. The power tool includes a head housing and an output shaft with an axis. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314679

Serving utensil having pan lifting element

The present invention is directed to a serving utensil for selectively engaging a serving pan for removal from a steam table. The utensil is of the type used in buffet-style service settings. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314678

Bent razor blades and manufacturing thereof

A razor blade manufactured by the process of cutting a strip of blade steel into discrete blanks each having an elongated edge and an elongated support portion extending between a pair of lateral end faces generally transverse to the elongated edge. The elongated edges are sharpened to form a cutting edge. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314677

Body care device

The inventive body care device having a handle and a treatment head, which is hingedly connected mechanically therewith, has a flexible zone for enabling an elastic deflection of the treatment head with respect to the handle and a deflection sensor, which is capable of generating an electric signal as a function of the elastic deflection. This signal can be used to control an automatic start and/or stop function, a use counter and/or operating states of an electric vibrational element integrated in the body care device.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314676

Sleeve bearing assembly and method of construction

A sleeve bearing assembly and method of construction therefore has an inner portion constructed from a plurality of yarns to provide a journal bearing surface for receipt of a journal for relative movement therein and an elastic outer portion injection molded at least partially about the inner portion. The plurality of yarns are woven together with at least some of the yarns being woven in a warp direction corresponding to a length of the journal bearing surface and in a weft direction corresponding to a circumferential direction of the journal bearing surface to form a backing of the inner portion. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314675

Method and system for manufacturing tube and fin heat exchangers with reduced tube diameter

According to a preferred embodiment, an improved method and apparatus for manufacturing tube and fin heat exchangers that includes a step for reducing the outer diameter of stock tubing to a value well below nominal prior to bending the tubing into hairpins. The reduced diameter increases the stiffness of the resultant hairpins and allows for efficient lacing of the heat exchanger fins and end plates. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314674

Method for manufacturing flat plate heat pipe

The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a flat plate heat pipe, which includes steps of: forming a wick structure layer and at least one wick structure post on the inner surface of a chamber of a pipe, pressing the pipe to become a flattened pipe with the wick structure post being connected therein, connecting a conduit to the chamber, sealing both sides of the flattened pipe, evacuating air inside the chamber through the conduit, filling a working fluid into the chamber, and sealing the conduit. According to this method, a flat plate heat pipe can be made in a simplified manner with increased yield and reduced cost.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314673

Rotor blade of model rotorcraft, and method of manufacturing rotor blade

A rotor blade is constituted by roll-forming, in which, while feeding an elongated cylindrical aluminum alloy tubing having desired dimensions by means of a feeder that feeds the aluminum alloy tubing, pressure is applied to the aluminum alloy tubing from opposed two directions. More specifically, the rotor blade is constituted by roll-forming the aluminum alloy tubing such that a cross-section thereof viewed from one longitudinal end thereof has an airfoil section shape and an integral hollow structure is formed inside the aluminum alloy tubing.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314672

Automated solar cell electrical connection apparatus

The present invention generally relates to an automated solar cell electrical connection device that is positioned within an automated solar cell fabrication system. The automated solar cell electrical connection device includes a module and process for automatically attaching a junction box to a composite solar cell structure during the fabrication of a completed solar cell device. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314671

Touch safe fuse module with improved wiring lugs

A fuse module includes a wiring lug. The wiring lug includes a fuse clip member comprising a first pressure plate and a fuse clip, a lug box comprising a second pressure plate, and a securing member operably coupled to the lug box. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314670

Method of orienting a printer chip

Provided is a method of orienting a printer chip to enable interoperation between the printer chip and more than one type of printer. The printer chip has a plurality of sets of contacts, each set of contacts capable of interoperation with a different type of printer, cartridge, or photoconductor unit. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314669

Planar cavity mems and related structures, methods of manufacture and design structures

A method of forming at least one micro-electro-mechanical system (mems) includes patterning a wiring layer to form at least one fixed plate and forming a sacrificial material on the wiring layer. The method further includes forming an insulator layer of one or more films over the at least one fixed plate and exposed portions of an underlying substrate to prevent formation of a reaction product between the wiring layer and a sacrificial material. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314668

Multilayered printed circuit board and method for manufacturing the same

A method for manufacturing a multilayered printed circuit board including forming a first insulating resin substrate having a metal layer substantially corresponding to dimensions of a semiconductor device, forming a second insulating resin substrate, forming a recess extending to the metal layer of the first insulating resin substrate such that a surface of the metal layer is exposed, accommodating the semiconductor device in the recess such that the semiconductor device is mounted on the surface of the metal layer, and forming a resin insulating layer on the first insulating resin substrate such that the semiconductor device accommodated in the recess is covered.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314667

Method of manufacturing printed circuit board including electronic component embedded therein

A method of manufacturing a printed circuit board including an electronic component embedded therein, including: preparing a core substrate, which has a cavity formed therein and which includes internal circuit layers formed thereon; attaching a tape to one side of the core substrate; attaching an electronic component on the tape such that the cavity receives the electronic component therein; forming a first insulating layer on another side of the core substrate such that the first insulating layer infiltrates into the cavity; removing the tape attached to the one side of the core substrate, and forming connecting parts for electrically connecting electrode terminals of the electronic component to the internal circuit layer formed on the one side of the core substrate; and forming a second insulating layer on the one side of the core substrate from which the tape is removed. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314666

Method for manufacturing circuit board and method for manufacturing structure using the same

According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for manufacturing a circuit board comprises covering with a metal layer a surface of a first resin layer including polyimide resin; forming a plurality of conductive layers arranged on the metal layer with the conductive layers apart from each other in a planer view; roughening surfaces of the conductive layers with an alkaline aqueous solution; and etching a part of the metal layer between the conductive layers in the planer view to expose the surface of the first resin layer after roughening the surfaces of the conductive layers.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314665

Sequenced part delivery system

A system and method for sequencing component part delivery for use in assembling vehicle bodies arranged in a substantially random assembly sequence. The system and method includes a plurality of kit carts that are loaded or stocked with vehicle specific parts in a sequence or staging area of an assembly facility. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314664

Pressure-loss adjusting-member installation tool

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12/29/11 / #20110314663

Method for producing a liquid electrolyte battery

The invention relates to a method for making an electrolytic battery which is preferably used in movable facilities such as cars, boats and planes. The method comprises the following steps: inserting of intermixing plates 5a′ into the battery case 1, one each at two sides thereof which are opposite to each other, inserting of the set of electrodes 2 between the two intermixing plates 5a′ positioned in the battery case 1 and connecting of the two intermixing plates 5a′ straightened out vertically with the bridging plate 5b′ comprising a drain surface, which is slightly inclined towards the center thereof, and an opening provided approximately in the center thereof to enable electrolyte to flow back into the batter case.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314662

Continuous mechanical tuning of transformers inserted in rf-safe transmission lines for interventional mri

A transformer line (46) extends through a catheter or other interventional instrument (30) that is to be used in the examination region (14) of a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus (10). The transformer line includes pairs of transformer windings (28) which are tuned in order to adjust the operating frequency and the maximum attenuation frequencies. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314661

Method of reducing multipole content in a conductor assembly during manufacture

A method for manufacture of a conductor assembly. The assembly is of the type which, when conducting current, generates a magnetic field or in which, in the presence of a changing magnetic field, a voltage is induced. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314660

Spin weld method of manufacturing induction rotors

A method of manufacturing an electric motor includes stacking a plurality of laminate layers to form a rotor stack. A plurality of conductor bars are inserted into a respective one of a plurality of rotor slots defined by the rotor stack, such that each of the plurality of conductor bars protrudes from the axial ends of the rotor stack. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314659

Balance ring for a vehicular electric machine and methods for the production thereof

Methods for fabricating a balance ring for a vehicular electric machine are provided. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of providing a first metal layer having a first planar surface, providing a second metal layer having a second planar surface, cladding the second planar surface to the first planar surface to form a composite structure, and removing a portion of the composite structure to form an annular ring.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314658

Gangway handrail and method for manufacturing the same

A handrail for a gangway and a method for manufacturing the same where the handrail comprises a single, continuous piece of plastic.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314657

Device for deterring unwanted removal of cable from conduit

A system for securing at least one cable in a conduit having first and second ends, the at least one cable being housed in the conduit and extending therethrough. The system includes a first inhibiting device disposed at the conduit proximate the first end and a second inhibiting device disposed at the conduit proximate the second end. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314656

Apparatus for the variable setting of the control times of gas exchange valves of an internal combustion engine

An apparatus for variable setting of control times of gas exchange valves of an internal combustion engine which has a drive element, an output element and a side cover. The drive element is brought into drive connection with a crankshaft, the output element is brought into drive connection with a camshaft, and the output element is arranged such that it can be pivoted with respect to the drive element. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314655

Method for producing radiation modules

Profiled hollow cylinders attached to a cylinder-shaped body as modules for radiating fluid media with electromagnetic radiation.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314654

Gaming cabinet constructed from connectable components

A gaming machine cabinet or housing is constructed from a plurality of connected components. In one embodiment, the cabinet is assembled from base, side, top, back and door components or sections. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314653

Waveform panel

A panel is disclosed formed of sheet material, the panel having opposite edges and being profiled to include a plurality of formations spaced along the length of the panel and extending between the edges, each formation including a substantially convex section and a substantially concave section which meet at a peak, and wherein each formation meets an adjoining formation at a trough.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314652

Screening machine and associated screen panel

A screening machine of the type used to separate or classify mixtures of solid particles of different sizes includes a fixed base and a perforate screen mounted for movement relative to the base during a screening operation. The screens are pre-tensioned and mounted in a perimeter frame for separating various granular and particulate material. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314651

Open-weave surface patterning to enable touchscreen accessibility in wearable apparatus

A wearable apparatus for an electronic device permits accessibility of the device's touchscreen while it is being worn on the human body. The wearable apparatus has a front portion that may be embellished with decorative patterns and a back portion that is made of open-weave material to permit direct tactile response of an electronic device's touchscreen through the open-weave material. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314650

Alignment assembly for use with a printhead

An alignment component includes a first member, a second member, and a plurality of locating elements. The first member includes at least one surface. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314649

System and method for garage door counterbalance

A tool for use in installation, adjustment and removal of an energy storage device for a counterbalance system. The tool includes a member rotatable to manipulate a spring carriage. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314648

Coffin, which has kindly environment means

Coffin (2), which in its shape, function and its choice of material has a kind environment, but still is stabile, and with a lit (1), which in its design has means (7) for by an earth filling (6) to be able to be discharge (5) in to the coffin (2) and down against the body (4) there has to be buried, as the lid (1) in its edges (3) has a folding arrangement (7).. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314647

Cremation container

A cremation container may comprise a cover and a base. The base may comprise a corrugated fiberboard portion and a frame. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314646

Clips for fastening accessories to vehicle panels

A clip for fastening accessories to vehicle panels includes a rectangular reinforcement case which is formed by the end contact of its opposite mid parts, by means of the fitted-together join of a single finger per side of each mid part, by means of a shape approximately of a double fold in the form of a zig-zag against the edge of the opposite part, which extends in parallel to the walls of the case and in the interior of the case. The remainder of this opposite part has a symmetrical finger with a similar arrangement.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314645

Closure part

A closure part, particularly forming hermaphroditic closures, having at least one carrier band (16), which has a web shape, comprises at least one pair of surface regions (17a, 17b) arranged opposite of each other, and which can be connected at least partially along a connecting region (19) to a main body (26) as third component, and comprises individual closure bodies (2) at least in part of the surface regions (i7a, 17b) that are located outside of the connecting region (19) and adjacent thereto, which bodies protrude from the carrier band (16) and form a fixing feature (24) for further closure parts of the same or different kinds.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314644

Fastening device and article assembly having the same

A fastening device includes a lower engaging hook adapted to be provided on a first article and including a push portion, and at least one first hook portion spaced apart from and disposed below the push portion. Fixing plates are adapted to be provided on a second article disposed above the first article. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314643

Magnetic clip

A magnetic clip is provided. The magnetic clip includes a first plate and a second plate. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314642

Fastening device

A fastening device includes a clip and a retaining element. The clip has a head from which lateral wings for fastening to a panel and resilient lugs for fastening the retaining element to the clip extend laterally. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314641

Cable binding device

A cable binding device includes a tie for binding a first cable, and a cable clamp formed on the tie for binding a second cable.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314640

Attachable gel strap wrap and method

A gel strap wrap selectively used with a strap attached to a heavy object that evenly and continuously distributes the forces exerted by the strap over a larger area on the user's body thereby reducing discomfort and fatigue. The gel strap wrap includes a square or rectangular-shaped wrap body that includes a central panel section and two opposite side panel sections. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314639

Ergonomic anatomical assist system for handled devices

An ergonomic anatomical assist system for mounting on a handled receptacle device, having a hand grip disposed on a receptacle end of the device, the hand grip disposed on the device transversely to the handle and extending off the handle so that a user's palm can grasp the grip with palm facing up and opposite the receptacle. The system may further have a forearm support configured to cradle around at least a portion of the user's forearm, the support being disposed on a handle portion of the device that is spaced so as to distribute the load of the device over at least two spaced apart anatomical points, one being at the hand and the other along the forearm.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314638

Apparatus for twist-free handling of two leashes

The invention relates to an apparatus for twist-free handling of two leashes, in particular dog leashes, having a grip part onto which a rotor is rotatably or pivotably coupled, the rotor receiving the two leashes. According to the present invention, an apparatus of this kind is characterized in that the rotor comprises two receptacles into each of which is insertable a housing of a retractable leash that receives the leash; and that the retractable leashes are replaceably fastenable in the receptacles by means of retaining pieces. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314637

Hinge for an orthopedic brace

Systems, devices, and methods for adjusting rotational limits of an orthopedic brace hinge are provided. A hinge stop assembly limits rotational travel of first and second frame members of the hinge. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314636

Torque-adjustable hinge

A hinge includes a pivot shaft, and a knuckle member unit formed of a stack of knuckle members and pivotally coupled to the pivot shaft. Each knuckle member has a flat mounting base and a shackle that has its one end extended from the flat mounting base and pivotally coupled to the pivot shaft and its other end spaced from the flat mounting base by a gap. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314635

Hinge

A hinge includes a barrel having a protruding positioning portion arranged therein, a pivot shaft axially and rotatably inserted through the barrel and having a recessed positioning portion located on the periphery for engagement with the protruding positioning portion of the barrel for positioning and a groove disposed at an outer side relative to the recessed positioning portion, and an elastically deformable bearing member mounted in the barrel and having a springy protruding portion stopped against the groove of the pivot shaft to enhance positioning stability of the pivot shaft in the barrel.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314634

Drive system for driving and for guiding a wall element for a room partition system

A drive system for operating and for guiding a wall element, in particular for a room partitioning wall system, with a carriage unit, which is guided to be longitudinally movable in a guiding rail (3). The wall element is pivotably attached to the carriage unit.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314633

Grommet

A grommet is disclosed which couples with a component under a hood of an automobile. The grommet has an insertion end with four wipers, a body, and a retaining loop opposite the insertion end. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314632

Squeegee assembly

A squeegee assembly for wiping a surface comprises a front flexible blade having an outer surface, an inner surface and a floor engaging edge, a rear flexible blade having an outer surface, an inner surface and a wiping edge, a support upon which the front and rear flexible blades are mounted, a vacuumized chamber bounded by the front blade, rear blade, support, and the surface, and a suction tube coupled to the support and positioned between the front and rear flexible blades. The rear flexible blade includes at least one aperture extending between the outer surface and the inner surface and spaced from the wiping edge.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314631

Surface cleaning apparatus

A surface cleaning apparatus comprises a cyclone having an open end dirt outlet and a plate facing the open end, the height of a gap between the plate the open end is not constant.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314630

Hand vacuum cleaner with removable dirt chamber

A hand surface cleaning apparatus comprises at least one cyclone and at least one dirt collection chamber the dirt collection chamber may be removable from the surface cleaning apparatus as a sealed unit for emptying and/or the dirt collection chamber may be removable with the nozzle.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314629

Surface cleaning apparatus with different cleaning configurations

An upright surface cleaning apparatus comprises an air flow path extending from a dirty air inlet to a clean air outlet, a surface cleaning head having the dirty air inlet, a support structure moveably mounted to the surface cleaning head, the support structure comprising a cleaning unit the cleaning unit comprises a suction motor and an air treatment member positioned in the air flow path the cleaning unit is removably mountable wherein the cleaning unit is retained on the support structure when in a storage position under the influence of gravity.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314628

Accessory wand storage assembly for use with vacuum appliances, and vacuums using the same

A vacuum extension wand accessory storage assembly for use with a wet/dry vacuum that improves user access to the wands while simultaneously preventing accidental loss or dislodgement of the wands when the vacuum is not in use. The wand storage design includes the combination of a channeled, shaped surface formed in the bottom of the vacuum collection drum and an accessory attachment system on the bottom of the vacuum appliance having both front and rear securement assemblies which in combination secure the extension wands in place below the collection drum of the vacuum appliance in the event of vacuum transportation, lifting, or storage.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314627

Apparatus for removing foreign materials on can of rechargeable battery

An apparatus for removing foreign materials on a can of a rechargeable battery according to an embodiment comprises: a can in which an electrode assembly is embedded; a puck on which the can is mounted; and a suction tube configured to remove foreign materials attached to an end of the can by forming a flow of air at an end of an opening formed on one side of the can.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314626

Sponge replacement and reminder system and method

A method and system for identifying when a cleaning article, such as a sponge, should be replaced or disposed within a period of time is disclosed. A cleaning article such as a sponge is labeled with a time increment that will act as an expiration date or reminder for the user. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314625

Cleaning glove with agitating feature

An absorbant glove having an agitating feature. The glove is formed from a base material which exhibits a high degree of absorbancy. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314624

Interdental brush and method of producing the same

An interdental brush of the present invention includes bristles (11), a wire (12) twisted with the bristles (11), and a handle (20) attached to the wire (12). The handle (20) includes a main body (21). ...

12/29/11 / #20110314623

Oral care system, kit and method

An oral care system and method for applying a fluid to an oral surface, including a method of manufacturing the same. In one embodiment, the invention can be an oral care system comprising: a toothbrush; and a dispenser detachably coupled to the toothbrush, the dispenser comprising: an internal reservoir containing a fluid; and a conduit in fluid communication with the reservoir and terminating in an orifice for dispensing the fluid; and a plug having a proximal plug portion disposed within the conduit and a distal plug portion disposed within a socket of the toothbrush.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314622

Toothbrush using up-and-down movement pattern

Disclosed is a toothbrush using an up-and-down movement pattern, in which two brushes are attached in series to each of inner surfaces of parallel first and second heads having an obtusely bent shape to perform up-and-down brushing. The toothbrush enables simultaneous brushing of inner and outer portions and a cusp portion of a tooth and a cheek pouch and removal of a tongue coating. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314621

Baby bottle cleaning brush with reversible splash guard

A baby bottle cleaning brush which includes a reversible cover between the brush and handle that covers the opening of a baby bottle, so when the action of the brush on the lip of the baby bottle opening would tend to spray water, the brush cover envelops the bottle opening and prevents the spray from spreading out and hitting the user or surroundings.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314620

Paint brush

The present invention is an improved paint brush which can be attached to the perimeter portion of a paint can opening such that the bristles of the brush are oriented into the paint can at an angle of between 0° and 90° from the vertical. The perimeter of this paint can has an upwardly extending rim having upper and lower ends, while the paint brush has a mid portion connecting a handle to a set of bristles. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314619

Cleaner for medical device

A cleaner assembly (10) for cleaning a medical device such as a luer connector. The assembly includes a cup-shaped housing (12) having a cavity (18) extending from an open first end (14) to a closed second end (16), and a first scrubber (22) affixed at the bottom and along side surfaces of the cavity (18) and saturated with antimicrobial fluid. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314618

Device and method for cleaning the oral cavity

Devices and methods for cleaning an oral cavity by positioning a device suitable for detecting and removing plaque from the surface within the oral cavity having applied thereto a fluorescent agent capable of binding to plaque on the surface. The surface is substantially simultaneously cleaned and irradiated with a light of a wavelength effective to provide a fluorescent emission when contacted with said fluorescent agent. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314617

Automatic pool cleaners and components thereof

Automatic pool cleaners (apcs) and components thereof are detailed. The apcs may include tracks for movement, with the tracks having teethed internal surfaces. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314616

Washing machine out of balance detection

A method of operating a washing machine to detect unbalanced loads has been developed. The method includes operating a motor to rotate a tub holding a load at a first rotational rate that is below a threshold rotational rate, identifying a mass of the load, operating the motor to rotate the tub at a second rotational rate that is above the threshold rotational rate, identifying a power applied to the motor to continue rotation of the tub at the second rotational rate, obtaining an out of balance mass value from a memory with reference to the power applied to the motor, second rotational rate, and identified mass, identifying a maximum rate for the tub with reference to the out of balance mass value, and operating the motor to rotate the tub at a rate that is less than or equal to the maximum rate.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314615

Multi-functional hand tool

A multi-functional hand tool includes a nail pulling hole formed at the front end of an extension portion of a handle of the hand tool and/or a bottle opening hole formed at the other end of the extension portion of the handle. The nail pulling hole may be in the form of water drop. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314614

Wheel weight tool

A wheel weight tool includes a handle connected to a hammer head on a first end and having a first hook on a second end. The first hook may be adapted for removing a wheel weight. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314613

Spring core having border wire with generally rectangular cross-section

A bedding or seating product comprising a spring core including at least one border wire and a plurality of coil springs. Each of the border wires is generally rectangular in cross-section to reduce wire costs without compromising beam strength of the border wire. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314612

Health bed device for actively supporting neck and shoulder and method thereof

A health bed device for actively supporting neck and shoulder and a method thereof mainly comprises a head air bladder set and a neck and shoulder air bladder set installed in the top surface, near a front end, of a cushion in a mattress. The head air bladder set is not aerated, and the neck and shoulder air bladder set is full of air. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314611

Evolution bed

The evolution bed is a specially designed hospital mattress, with the surface of the mattress boasting a series of inflatable air bladders which are programmed to periodically release, thus alleviating pressure to various points of the body. The evolution bed is offered in a wide variety of comfort choices from soft pillow top versions to extra firm, back supporting models. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314610

Platform extension

A platform extension for a bed or sleeping platform, the extension including fastening means to present a platform beside a bed with an aperture at a displaced position relative to a side of a bed in use, the platform configured and/or orientated to present the aperture relative to a plane of a bed upon which the extension is associated in use. Thus, when arranged with a bed or sleeping platform a sleeper can lay stomach down with an aligned spine rather than with a head turned to allow them breath. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314609

Pneumatic seat cushion system

A pneumatic seat cushion system (10) has a deformable cushion (11) having a seating surface (12) and a self inflating cushion bladder (14) positioned beneath the seating surface (12). The self inflating cushion bladder (14) has an airtight envelope (15) containing compressible material (16) which is in air communication (19) with a displacement bladder (18) such that when in use the airtight envelope (15) and the displacement bladder (18) form a closed system from which no air can enter or escape. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314608

Diaper bag having an integral changing pad

A diaper bag having an integral changing pad is disclosed which comprises a bag having an interior compartment with the bag having a top portion and a bottom portion, a cover for covering the interior compartment with the cover attached to the top portion for folding the cover over the top portion of the bag, and a changing pad having a first section connected to a second section and the second section connected to the bottom portion with the first section and the second section for being folded up in the interior compartment or unfolded-out of the interior compartment.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314607

Laminated support

A mattress, cushion or the like has an outer cover enclosing a resilient core. The resilient core is formed by a viscoelastic foam layer with a vapour permeable reinforcing layer of stretchable material laminated onto a top surface of the viscoelastic foam layer. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314606

Support frame for elevating a bed covering

A plurality of hollow tubular frame members interconnected by a single internal elastic retaining member that ensures each frame member aligns relative to each remaining frame member in a manner that only one arrangement of frame members is possible when assembled. To assemble, the frame members interconnect forming a three-dimensional frame suitable for supporting a bed cover. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314605

Duvet cover and comforter

An assembly is provided and may include a cover defining an enclosed inner space accessible through an opening for selectively receiving a comforter including at least one side having a pair of flaps. The assembly may further include at least one first retaining mechanism disposed between the pair of flaps to selectively position the comforter relative to the cover.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314604

Bed sheet and mattress pad with elasticized head and foot panels

A bed sheet with elastic side panels is made of a material body configured to substantially cover a mattress. The sheet is provided with a foot and head elastic panels that cover and end region of the mattress and side panels. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314603

Bed sheet attachment system and methods

The present invention provides a bed sheet attachment system that allows a user to quickly and easily change bed sheets. In one embodiment, the fitted sheet of a bed comprises an upper surface and at least one attachment member disposed on the upper surface. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314602

Bed siderail

A bed siderail has a vertical siderail extension, a horizontal siderail extension, or both. A bed siderail has dual vertical siderail extensions. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314601

Bedding foundation having border wire with generally rectangular cross-section

A bedding foundation having a nestably stackable spring assembly including a border wire having a generally rectangular cross-section. The foundation's spring assembly may be nestably stacked with numerous other such assemblies for transportation, thereby avoiding the need to compress and tie the assembly for shipping. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314600

Structural framework for convertible armchair or sofa

A structural framework for a convertible armchair or sofa comprising a box-shaped base supporting a plurality of frames hinged to one another, including a particular frame suitable, alone, for directly or indirectly supporting a seat cushion on one of its sides and, in combination with the other frames, for supporting a mattress on its other side, and mechanisms for the displacement of said frames and of a backrest and supporting foot, in relation to one another and with respect to the base, between: a stable configuration as a sofa or armchair, wherein the frames remain inside said base, where they identify a cavity for containing the folded mattress; and a stable configuration as a bed wherein the frames extend forwards, becoming aligned to define a horizontal resting surface that extends beyond the base and is supported by the foot, while the backrest moves underneath the resting surface, and a stable configuration as a recliner, wherein, by comparison with the configuration as an armchair or sofa, the backrest is tilted further backwards and the particular frame extends further forwards and/or is tilted upwards.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314599

Portable sink container with modified drain

In one example embodiment, the present invention is a portable container for use in a sink. The sink has predetermined inner dimensions and a sink drain. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314598

Potty

A potty (10) includes a sidewall (12), basin (14) and a top surface (15) including a seating surface (18). The potty (10) is arranged such that it can be stacked with a similar potty such that a part of one is received within the other. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314597

Flushing arrangement for flushing a toilet bowl, water closet having such a flushing arrangement and toilet bowl

The flushing arrangement has a flush tank (28), from which an amount of flushing water can be supplied to the toilet bowl (6). Said amount of flushing water is divided into two part amounts for cleaning an upper region of the toilet bowl (6) and a further part amount for moving water that is present in the toilet bowl (6). ...

12/29/11 / #20110314596

Valve mechanism for controlling release of pressurized fluid

A valve mechanism for controlling release of pressurized fluid includes a fluid chamber. A plunger is received in an aperture in the fluid chamber, and is movable between a fluid retention position in which fluid is substantially trapped in the fluid chamber and a fluid release position in which fluid can escape from the fluid chamber through passages in the plunger. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314595

Work-mask wearing device and helmet using the same

[constitution] a helmet a1 includes work-mask wearing devices 100, 100 attached to right and left ear areas of an edge a1 of the helmet a1 and a work mask connected to the work-mask wearing devices 100, 100. The work-mask wearing device 100 includes a first plate 10 with a holder 12 and a second plate 20 joined to the other end side of the first plate and adapted to be folded back. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314594

Hinged attachment of headgear to a helmet

A hinge mechanism for attaching ear accessories to a helmet allows an accessory to be attached at a point outside the helmet shell utilizing, for example, a slidable mounting rail, and to reach under the edge of the helmet shell so that the accessory is supported in contact with the wearer's head. The hinge mechanism is well suited for use in connection with military helmets that have a “bulge” or protrusion over the ear.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314593

Fastener extension and method thereof

A method and device adapted to engage the fasteners of a garment to obviate closure of the fasteners of the garment comprising a body; at least one button hole engaging portion mounted on the body; at least one button engaging portion mounted on the body; whereby when the device is inserted in the garment, the at least one button hole engaging portion engages the button hole of the garment and the at least one button engaging portion engages the button of the garment. Alternatively, the method and device can be modified to be used with a hook and slot garment fasteners as described herein.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314592

Removable pocket

The present invention provides a removable pocket connected to wearer's garment. A pocket section is attached to one end of a flexible fabric. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314591

Leg garment

A leg garment according to the present invention includes a body portion covering at least an instep, a sole and an ankle of a leg. The leg garment includes a support strip exerting a tightening force larger than that of a portion of the leg garment around the support strip. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314590

Caloric burn garment

The invention relates to garments and undergarments. More particularly, to a garment that may induce caloric burn while the wearer goes about his or her day. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314589

Vibration dampening material

A vibration reducing assembly including a flexible headgear and at least one panel of vibration reducing material secured to the flexible headgear. The at least one panel of vibration reducing material includes at least a first elastomer layer and a reinforcement layer comprising a high tensile strength fibrous material.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314588

Horseback riding training glove

An improved horseback riding training glove that includes engagement mechanisms positioned on a plurality of fingertip sections, a palm section, a thumbtip section and a side of the index finger section. When the engagement mechanisms positioned on the fingertip sections releasably connect with the engagement mechanisms positioned on the palm section and the engagement mechanism positioned on the thumbtip section releasably connects with the engagement mechanism positioned on the side index finger section, a rider's fingers may be secured in the proper position for gripping the reins, while also allowing the rider to disconnect the engagement mechanisms by spreading out their fingers.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314587

Hands-free pumping and nursing bra or tank

This invention relates generally to a bra or tank that has three layers on the chest that allow the wearer to comfortably breast feed or pump milk hands-free. Specifically, the tank or bra has three detachable layers over the breast where the outer layer is a solid layer, the inner layer has two openings over the nipple that are equipped to receive the funnels of a breast pumping apparatus and hold them to the breast without the wearer holding them, and an inner layer that has a large opening for the breast so that the wearer may breast feed an infant.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314586

Hands free shawl and method of using

A fashion accessory formed of a length of preferably lightweight fabric material configured generally into an elongate shape with a respective hole formed in each longitudinal end portion of the fabric length. The holes are sized to receive the head of a wearer and are formed essentially equidistant from the longitudinal ends of the fabric length. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314585

Athletic arm warmer

A device for warming a first arm and shoulder of a wearer includes a single arm portion and a torso portion. The single arm portion is comprised of a substantially flexible material and is configured to substantially cover the first arm of the wearer from the shoulder to a position beyond an elbow of the first arm. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314584

Body towel structure

By means of the perforation and the first and second fastening sections, a user can wear the wrap unit with the wrap unit securely hung on the user's shoulder or neck to fully cover the user's body. While wearing the wrap unit, the user can still freely move without easy drop of the wrap unit.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314583

Self decorating swimsuit and method therefor

The present invention is a method of coloring in decals and symbols that are pre-printed on swim suit with permanent non toxic colored markers provided to the user for coloring.. . ...

12/29/11 / #20110314582

Work glove

A work glove particularly useful for gardening, automobile mechanical work and any other type of use which brings the palmar side of the hand in contact with work or the like which may result in stinging, bruising, or blistering of the fingers, thumb and palm of a human hand is provided with protective padding disclosed or positioned for overlying at least the distal halves of the index finger and long finger metacarpals excluding the metacarpalphalangeal joints of the index finger and the long finger. Preferably, the glove also includes protective padding disposed along a thumb stall of the glove at a location adapted to be along an ulnar border as well as the a2 pulleys of the thumb's proximal phalanx between the metacarpalphalangeal joint and the interphalangeal joint.. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314581

Sneeze sleeve

The sneeze sleeve is a tubular sleeve comprised of soft yet strong paper towel like like material that covers the arm of the wearer from the mid upper arm to the wrist. It has elastic bands at the mid upper arm and wrist with about one inch extensions which can be easily grasped for removal. ...

12/29/11 / #20110314580

Headgear with means for retaining eyewear

An article of headgear for enabling eyewear when not in use to be securely positioned thereon, the article of headgear having a plurality of apertures arranged and adapted to accept insertion of the frame stems of the eyewear. The frame stems are inserted through selected apertures to position the eyewear in a variety of locations about the headgear. ...

12/22/11 / #bedding straightening system attached to a base of an ordinary bed, wherein such system mainly consists of:

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12/22/11 / #b) a plurality of ducts and connectors arranged alongside the bed, especially installed for inflating sheets and blankets, this blanket which is attached to the top sheet is projected from the bed lower edge, being inflated up to an average height of 45°; projecting simultaneously the bottom sheet which is preferably curved, like a parachute, causing gradual bedding straightening and ventilation;

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12/22/11 / #an inductive power supply system in which the receiving unit includes a secondary coil and a plurality of resonating circuits with different characteristics. each of the resonating circuits may include a resonating coil and a resonating capacitor. the resonating coils may be inductively coupled to the secondary coil so that energy may be transferred from one or more of the resonating coils to said receiving unit. the plurality of resonating circuits are configured to provide improved power transfer efficiency or performance at different distances between the primary coil and secondary coil. the present invention may also provide a method for tuning the wireless power system including the general steps of measuring an operating characteristic in the primary unit, measuring an operating characteristic in the receiver unit and tuning one or more of the components in the primary unit and the secondary unit based on a comparison of the two measurements.

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12/22/11 / #a) blanket air distributor, bottom sheet side air distributors, connectors, bottom sheet, top blanket and sheet.

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12/22/11 / #a refrigerating air-conditioning apparatus, at least provided with no possibility that a foreign material returns to a compressor from an accumulator at a time of the pipeline-cleaning operation firstly, and provided with a possibility to perform a collecting operation for the foreign material in a short time secondary, is provided.

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12/22/11 / #20110308283

Alarm device

Security device (10) comprising a clasping member (100) for enclosing an object to be secured, the clasping member comprising a conducting member, a locking member (200) connected to the clasping member, such that the locking member (100) and the clasping member (200) form a loop, the locking member in turn comprising, a gear member (290) comprising a protruding profile (292), the gear member (290) extending in a first plane with a protruding profile (292) raised from the first plane, a manoeuvring member (220) extending in a second plane parallel to the first plane, the manoeuvring member (220) being rotatable relative the gear member (290) and comprising a latch member (231, 232) biased towards the first plane arranged to engage the gear member (290), such that rotation of the manoeuvring member (220) in one direction causes a narrowing of the loop whereas rotation in the opposite direction causing a widening of the loop. Rotation in the opposite direction is prevented through the engagement of the latch member (231, 232) with the protruding profile (292). ...

12/22/11 / #20110308282

Foldable lock

A foldable lock includes a first body, a second body, and a rod set including a plurality of pivotally connected locking rods. The first body and the second body are separately pin-connected to a locking rod. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308281

Washing machine

A washing machine is provided. The washing machine may include a casing, an outer tub, and a suspension. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308280

Panel-cooled submerged combustion melter geometry and methods of making molten glass

A melter apparatus includes a floor, a ceiling, and a substantially vertical wall connecting the floor and ceiling at a perimeter of the floor and ceiling, a melting zone being defined by the floor, ceiling and wall, the melting zone having a feed inlet and a molten glass outlet positioned at opposing ends of the melting zone. The melting zone includes an expanding zone beginning at the inlet and extending to an intermediate location relative to the opposing ends, and a narrowing zone extending from the intermediate location to the outlet. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308279

Vacuum insulating glass unit including infrared meltable glass frit, and/or method of making the same

Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to vacuum insulating glass (vig) units including infrared meltable glass frits, and/or methods of making the same. More particularly, certain example embodiments relate to increasing the amount of ferrous oxide in glass frits (e.g., lead-free glass frits) used to form edge seals such that the glass frits absorb an increased amount of ir energy. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308278

Method for melting at least one powdered mineral material

A process for melting at least one mineral material in powder form includes using at least one laser beam (12) for supplying the energy necessary to the melting, and gradually supplying mineral powder to a zone (10) that is impacted by the laser beam(s) so as to obtain the largest surface possible for interaction between the material and the laser beam(s).. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308277

Retaining prong and setting

An improved prong for use in a retaining device such as a jewelry setting is disclosed. The prong includes a riser section, an engagement section and a lever section. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308276

Method and system for periodic cooling, storing, and heating with multiple regenerators

Disclosed are a method and system involving pressurizing an atmospheric gas stream to form at least a compressed atmospheric gas stream, directing the compressed atmospheric gas stream to a first regenerator for cooling, pressurizing to above a second predetermined pressure to form at least a supercritical atmospheric gas stream, directing the supercritical atmospheric gas stream to a second regenerator for cooling, reducing pressure to form at least a liquefied atmospheric gas stream, selectively storing the liquefied atmospheric gas stream, pressurizing the liquefied atmospheric gas stream to form at least a pressurized liquefied atmospheric gas stream, heating the pressurized liquefied atmospheric gas stream in the second regenerator to form at least a heated stream, expanding the heated stream to form at least a medium pressure atmospheric gas stream, directing the medium pressure atmospheric gas stream to the first regenerator, and heating the medium pressure atmospheric gas stream in the first regenerator.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308275

Method and system for periodic cooling, storing, and heating of atmospheric gas

Disclosed is a method and a system. The method and system involve compressing an atmospheric gas stream to form a supercritical atmospheric gas stream, forming at least a first stream from the supercritical atmospheric gas stream, directing the first stream to a regenerator for cooling to form a first cooled stream, directing the first cooled stream from the regenerator, expanding the first cooled stream to form a liquefied atmospheric gas stream, storing at least a portion of the liquefied atmospheric gas stream, pressurizing at least a portion of the stored portion of the liquefied atmospheric gas stream, and heating at least a portion of a pressurized liquefied atmospheric gas stream in the regenerator. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308274

An expansion valve comprising a diaphragm and at least two outlet openings

An expansion valve (1) comprising an inlet opening and at least two outlet openings (5) is disclosed. The inlet opening is adapted to receive fluid medium in a liquid state, and the outlet openings (5) are adapted to deliver fluid medium in an at least partly gaseous state. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308273

Refrigerating air-conditioning apparatus

The heat-source side unit includes an accumulator provided with a function to separate and collect the foreign material in an existing pipeline, a collecting container for collecting the foreign material separated by the accumulator, and an oil return pipeline for returning refrigerating machine oil to the compressor via a flow amount adjusting device, installed at a lower portion of the accumulator, and at a time of ordinary cooling or heating operation, the refrigerating machine oil is caused to flow into the oil return pipeline, and at a time of pipeline cleaning and foreign material-collecting operations, the flow amount adjusting device is fully closed.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308272

Refrigerating air-conditioning apparatus

The heat-source side unit includes an accumulator provided with a function to separate and collect the foreign material in an existing pipeline, a collecting container for collecting the foreign material separated by the accumulator, and an oil return pipeline for returning refrigerating machine oil to the compressor via a flow amount adjusting device, installed at a lower portion of the accumulator, and at a time of ordinary cooling or heating operation, the refrigerating machine oil is caused to flow into the oil return pipeline, and at a time of pipeline cleaning and foreign material-collecting operations, the flow amount adjusting device is fully closed.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308271

Specimen freezing rate regulator device

A system and method for concurrently and uniformly removing thermal energy from a specimen sample. A thermal insulating device is provided comprising an insulating material, the device having a plurality of chambers for receiving specimen samples, the device further includes a thermal ballast whereby the rate of thermal energy removal is controlled and influenced by the thermal ballast.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308270

Dual air conditioner for vehicle

The present invention relates to a dual air conditioner for a vehicle, which includes a rear high-temperature pipe that is connected to a rear expansion valve of a rear air conditioner and installed in such a way as to be directly branched from a dual pipe type internal heat exchanger of a front air conditioner, thereby reducing the number of required components and simplifying the manufacturing process with no need to use a connector for branching the rear high-temperature pipe from the front air conditioner, and enhancing a refrigerant movement and reducing material expenses and working process by simplifying piping work and a piping route.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308269

Apparatus for pelletizing ice within a refrigerator

An apparatus and refrigerator for creating ice pellets is disclosed. The apparatus and refrigerator include a compartment, an ice storage bin positioned in the compartment and configured to store whole ice cubes therein, and a pellet ice dispenser. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308268

Geothermal exchange module and a method of use with an augmented water temperature system

The present invention is a geothermal exchange process to deliver water, in a closed loop ground to water system, at temperatures approaching that of ground water. Such water temperatures were heretofore only achievable with ground water systems. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308267

Refrigerating cycle apparatus

A refrigerating cycle apparatus is obtained that can determine excess/shortage of a refrigerant amount in a refrigerating circuit at high precision even if a factor such as a heat exchanger whose refrigerant amount is difficult to calculate exists. The refrigerating cycle apparatus according to the present invention includes one heat source unit or more, one utilization unit or more, a refrigerating circuit constituted by the heat source unit and utilization unit, a storage part which stores an appropriate refrigerant amount of a refrigerant to be charged in the refrigerating circuit and a correction coefficient which corrects a liquid refrigerant amount such that calculation of the refrigerant amount of each constituent element of the refrigerating circuit is equal to the appropriate refrigerant amount, a measurement part which detects an operation state amount in each constituent element of the refrigerating circuit, a calculation part which calculates the refrigerant amount of each constituent element of the refrigerating circuit based on the operation state amount by using the correction coefficient, a comparison part which compares the appropriate refrigerant amount with a calculative refrigerant amount calculated by the calculation part, and a determination part which determines excess/shortage of the refrigerant amount charged in the refrigerating circuit based on a comparison result of the comparison part.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308266

Air conditioner system and method with adaptive airflow

An conditioner system includes a housing having an upper opening and a lower opening, and a sealed refrigeration system supported by the housing for providing cold air in a cooling mode. Additionally, a heater is disposed in the housing for providing warm air in a warming mode. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308265

Integrated ventilation unit

An integrated ventilation unit configured to provide ventilation and conditioned air to an indoor space may include a heat pump system, an energy recovery device and a control unit. The heat pump system may include a first coil located at a supply air side of the ventilation unit, a second coil located at an exhaust air side of the ventilation unit, and a compressor. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308264

Refrigerator

The present invention relates to a refrigerator which can maintain a stored object in a desired state by controlling the temperature of an upper region and a lower region in the same storing space. The refrigerator includes a non-freezing apparatus having a storage room with a storing space composed of an upper space and a lower space, the air or heat exchange being limited between the upper space and the lower space, and a temperature control unit controlling the temperature of the upper space and the lower space. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308263

Information transfer system for refrigeration air-conditioning apparatus

An information transfer system for a refrigeration air-conditioning apparatus in which one or more heat-source units for the refrigerating/air conditioning apparatus, one first relay unit, and one or more second relay units are connected by refrigerant piping, and the second relay units and one or more indoor units are connected by water piping, wherein communications are performed discretely between a pair of the heat-source unit and the first relay unit, a pair of the first relay unit and the second relay units, and a pair of the second relay units and the indoor units through transmission lines respectively.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308262

Refrigerant circulation apparatus

A refrigerant circulation apparatus includes: an evaporator which evaporates a refrigerant; a blowing device which blows air to the evaporator; a condenser configured to condense the refrigerant evaporated by the evaporator; a blower failure detecting device which detects failure of the blowing device; a heat medium flow rate control valve which controls a flow rate of a heat medium supplied to the condenser, the heat medium for cooling the refrigerant; a condenser refrigerant liquid temperature sensor which detects a temperature of the refrigerant which is supplied to the evaporator from the condenser; and condenser side refrigerant temperature control device which lowers a setting temperature of a condenser side externally inputted temperature and controls the heat medium flow rate control valve so that a measured value of the condenser refrigerant liquid temperature sensor becomes equal to the lowered setting temperature, when receiving a failure signal from the blower failure detecting device.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308261

Pressure-reducing element for splitting the recooling volume flow in sorption machines

The invention relates to the use of a pressure-reducing element or splitting volume flows in a sorption machine, wherein a single volume flow from a recooling device is split into at least two volume flows. A first volume flow flows through at least one tube of a first tube section into a condenser and a second volume flow through at least one tube of a second tube section into an absorber, at least one of the two tube sections leading away from the recooling device or at least one of the two tube sections leading back to the recooling device comprising at least one pressure-reducing element.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308260

Beverage cooler, a refrigerator comprising such a beverage cooler and a method for cooling beverage

The invention relates to a beverage cooler having an in-line operating cooling unit for instant cooling of beverage flowing through the same, comprising a cooling container (5) having an inlet (10) and an outlet (11), for feeding the beverage to and from the cooling container, respectively, and a cooling tube (14) located inside the cooling container. The cooling container (5) is adapted to be located in an ambient temperature which is above the freezing point for the beverage, wherein the cooling tube (14) is adapted to carry a cooling fluid having a temperature below the freezing point of the beverage and is located such that the beverage can pass between the cooling tube and an outer wall of the cooling container (5). ...

12/22/11 / #20110308259

Methods, devices and systems for extraction of thermal energy from a heat conducting metal conduit

Provided are methods, devices and systems for controlled removal of thermal energy from a fluid within a thermally conducting metal conduit. The system allows for the in situ formation of a reversible plug that can stop the flow of fluid through the conduit, particularly without inducing thermally induced stress fractures or breaches in the conduit. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308258

Parallel magnetic refrigerator assembly and a method of refrigerating

A parallel magnetic refrigerator assembly, includes at least: a first magnetocaloric stage having in use a cold side and a hot side; a second magnetocaloric stage having in use a cold side and a hot side, arranged in parallel connection with the first magnetocaloric stage; the first and second magnetocaloric stages each including a hot side heat exchange circuit for carrying a heat exchange fluid to receive heat from the magnetocaloric stages and a cold side heat exchange circuit for carrying a heat exchange fluid to transfer heat to the magnetocaloric stages; wherein the hot side heat exchange circuit is configured such that in use a heat exchange fluid passes in thermal contact with the hot side of both the first and second magnetocaloric stages and the cold side heat exchange circuit is configured such that in use a heat exchange fluid passes in thermal contact with the cold side of both the first and second magnetocaloric stages. The first and second amr stages have substantially the same temperature span but different cold end and hot end temperatures. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308257

Attachment structure for a turbojet engine

The present invention relates to an attachment structure (1) for attaching a turbojet engine (2) to a fixed structure of an airplane via an attachment pylon, characterized in that it comprises a one-piece box section intended to extend at least partially on each side of a fan casing (3) of the turbojet engine about a substantially longitudinal axis thereof and comprising, on the one hand, means of attachment to the pylon and, on the other hand, means of attachment of the engine (4) which are positioned on the box section on each side of a substantially longitudinal axis of the turbojet engine and are intended to be connected to part of the turbojet engine in such a way as to react the forces applied thereto.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308256

Control systems and method for controlling a load point of a gas turbine engine

Control systems and a method for controlling a load point of a gas turbine engine are provided. A control system includes a controller that receives a temperature signal and a pressure signal associated with exhaust gases from the gas turbine engine. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308255

Combined cycle power plant

A combined cycle power plant with integrated coal gasification is provided. The power plant includes a gas turbine, a fuel system connected upstream of a combustion chamber of the gas turbine, which includes a gasification device for fossil fuel and a gas line branching off from the gasification device and opening out into the combustion chamber of the gas turbine, whereby a saturator for saturating the fuel with steam is connected into the gas line upstream of the combustion chamber, whereby a flushing line is provided which opens into the gas line between the gasification device and saturator.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308254

Turbine engine fuel injector

A gas turbine engine is piloted with a pilot flow of fuel delivered to a combustor as a liquid. A first additional flow of the fuel is also delivered to the combustor as a liquid. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308253

Dual cycle rankine waste heat recovery cycle

A dual cycle waste heat recovery system includes a high-temperature circuit that utilizes a first working fluid. The first working fluid is heated by a first waste heat source and then expanded through a first expander to produce power. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308252

Turbine inlet condition controlled organic rankine cycle

A pressure sensor measures an organic rankine cycle (orc) working fluid pressure in front of a radial inflow turbine, while a temperature sensor measures an orc working fluid temperature in front of the radial inflow turbine. A controller responsive to algorithmic software determines a superheated temperature of the working fluid in front of the radial inflow turbine based on the measured working fluid pressure and the measured working fluid temperature. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308251

Method for heating a turbine shaft

A method for heating a turbine shaft is provided. The turbine shaft is heated by spraying warm water from a supply pump or from a pre-heating section. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308250

Method and apparatus for combining a heat pump cycle with a power cycle

The working fluid for the heat pump cycle will be different than that for the power cycle.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308249

Solar thermal systems

A solar thermal system comprising at least one solar system including a solar system working fluid flowing therethrough, and a solar receiver for heating the solar system working fluid by solar radiation admitted into the solar receiver, and a thermal energy system in fluid communication with the solar system and receiving the heated solar system working fluid so as to produce thermal energy.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308248

Pressurized-gas powered compressor and system comprising same

The present invention provides a compressor powered by a pressurized gas, whether steam or another working fluid, and a system for extracting work using such as compressor. The pressurized gas may comprise a heated working fluid in a gaseous state, to displace a piston in an input circuit, which in turn displaces a piston in an output circuit, thereby compressing a compressible fluid or displacing an incompressible fluid. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308247

Master cylinder with flow groove

A master cylinder includes a cylinder bore, a first piston positioned within the cylinder bore, a second piston positioned within the bore and located forwardly of the first piston, a first pressure chamber within the cylinder bore and defined in part by a rear portion of the second piston and a forward portion of the first piston, a first pressure chamber seal extending radially outwardly from the rear portion of the second piston, a first reservoir inlet configured to provide fluid communication between a reservoir and the cylinder bore at a location forwardly of the first pressure chamber seal, and a first groove extending axially along the cylinder bore and positioned such that (i) when the second piston is in a released position, the first groove is located directly outwardly of the first pressure chamber seal and the reservoir is in fluid communication with the first pressure chamber through the first groove, and (ii) when the second piston is in an activated position, the first pressure chamber seal isolates the reservoir from the first pressure chamber at a location forwardly of the first groove.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308246

Assembly comprising a fluid reservoir and a master cylinder for a motor vehicle hydraulic brake system

An assembly includes a fluid reservoir and a master cylinder for a motor vehicle hydraulic brake system, the fluid reservoir being fastened to the master cylinder by a releasable connection and including at least one connection fitting, which is received in a corresponding connection aperture of the master cylinder. The fluid reservoir includes one or more components, which under a defined force applied to the fluid reservoir, allow a movement of at least one part of the fluid reservoir in the direction of the master cylinder.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308245

Thermal engine capable of utilizing low-temperature sources of heat

A heat-driven engine includes a thermally conductive path into the engine, from a heat source and a working medium of a thermostrictive material, having a first temperature of transformation, positioned adjacent to the thermally conductive path. Also, a heat pump of phase change material is positioned adjacent to the working medium and an actuator is controlled to apply stimulus to the heat pump, causing a phase change and an associated release of thermal energy, to drive the working medium above its low-to-high temperature of transformation and controlled to alternatingly remove the stimulus from the heat pump, causing the phase change to reverse, and an associated intake of thermal energy, to drive the working medium below its high-to-low temperature of transformation. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308244

Modular array type energy converter

A wave energy transformation device including an array of members connected together to form a structure having a substantially hexagonal geometry, the array has link members, nodes and absorbers and the relative motion of at least some of the members of the array, as caused by the energy of wave motion in a medium to which the array is coupled is convertible to another form of energy. The device is suitable for generating electrical energy from sea waves.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308243

Fluid circulation system

Systems for circulation a fluid through a system and substituent component systems of the same. In one example, a pressure input system includes a bladder support, an expelling element, and a roll-up bladder configured to spool about the expelling element. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308242

Command based method for allocating fluid flow from a plurality of pumps to multiple hydraulic functions

Fluid from two pumps is allocated to a plurality of hydraulic actuators based on a plurality of flow commands, each specifying a desired amount of flow to be applied to a different hydraulic actuator. For a given hydraulic actuator, the allocation involves (1) determining an apportionment of the desired amount of flow, if no other hydraulic actuator is active, and (2) altering the apportionment in response to all the plurality of flow commands, and (3) using the altered apportionment to determine a first amount of the flow for one pump to provide and a second amount of the flow for the other pump to provide. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308241

Compressed air engine

An air engine system includes a motor coupled to the drive shaft of an air engine to control the speed of the air engine. The air engine uses compressed air from a compressed air source provided by an air compressor. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308240

Degradation of biomass by metal-catalyzed peroxide oxidation

This invention relates to degradation of biomass with a peroxide in the presence of a metal catalyst. The process can result in ethanol production from cellulosic biomass, fuel gases, useful chemicals and biochemicals from decomposition products, heat and/or pressure for direct use, and electricity generation.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308239

Hydraulic engine with infinity drive

A system comprises a first piston comprising a first piston shaft and a first drive pin. A first piston cylinder comprises a first body and a first groove, wherein the first groove defines a first aperture, the first aperture oriented axially along the first body and configured to receive the first drive pin. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308238

Exhaust manifold with baffle plate

An exhaust manifold includes a housing formed of a thin-walled sheet metal part which is shaped in the form of a shell construction and has an upper housing shell and a lower housing shell to define an interior space. Received in the housing in an area proximate to a cylinder head of an internal combustion engine is a baffle plate which separates the interior space of the housing from a motor flange to secure the exhaust manifold to the cylinder head.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308237

Exhaust gas cooling adapter

An exhaust gas cooling adapter arranged between an exhaust port opening to a cylinder head of an engine and an exhaust manifold is equipped with an exhaust gas flow channel which is provided inside the exhaust gas cooling adapter and through which an exhaust gas from the exhaust port flows to the exhaust manifold, and a cooling liquid flow channel which is formed in a wall portion of the exhaust gas cooling adapter that surrounds the exhaust gas flow channel to cool the exhaust gas flowing through the exhaust gas flow channel. The wall portion has a blockage portion formed by blocking a through-hole provided between an outside and the cooling liquid flow channel. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308236

Muffler and engine system

A muffler for a combustion engine includes walls forming a chamber, a first inlet, a first outlet, and a conduit. The first inlet is designed to receive exhaust gases from an exhaust duct of the engine. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308235

Exhaust gas purification apparatus for internal combustion engine

A nox storing and reducing catalyst is disposed in an engine exhaust gas passage in which the catalyst stores nox contained in the inflow exhaust gas when an air-fuel ratio of inflow exhaust gas is lean and releases and reduces the stored nox when the air-fuel ratio of the inflow exhaust gas is rich. A stored nox amount of the nox storing and reducing catalyst is calculated and an exhaust gas purification operation is controlled based on the stored nox amount. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308234

Dosing and mixing arrangement for use in exhaust aftertreatment

A dosing and mixing arrangement is disclosed herein. The arrangement includes a mixing tube having a constant diameter along its length. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308233

Selective catalytic reduction (scr) catalyst depletion control systems and methods

A dosing control system for a vehicle includes an adaption triggering module, a dosing management module, and an adaption ending module. The adaptation triggering module triggers performance of an adaptation event when a first amount of nitrogen oxides (nox) measured by a first nox sensor located downstream of a selective catalytic reduction (scr) catalyst is greater than a predicted value of the first amount of nox. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308232

Method and device to increase thrust and efficiency of jet engine

A method and device for adding special substances to the gaseous outflow of the jet engine in order to create a “virtual wall” of increased pressure zone behind the jet engine nozzle which can serve as a support for the jet engine gas outflow to push against, thus increasing the thrust power of the jet engine. This increase in acceleration power results in the accelerated movement of the jet engine equipped vehicle or higher fuel efficiency. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308231

System, method and apparatus for cooling rocket motor components using a saturated liquid vapor coolant mixture

A system and method of cooling a rocket motor component includes injecting a high pressure liquid coolant through an injector nozzle into a cooling chamber. The cooling chamber having a pressure lower than the high pressure liquid coolant. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308230

Integrated coal gasification combined cycle plant

Provided is an integrated coal gasification combined cycle apparatus that can operate a coal pulverizer using gas turbine exhaust gas as drying gas even when the concentration of oxygen in the gas turbine exhaust gas to be used as the drying gas is temporarily increased. In the integrated coal gasification combined cycle plant using combustion exhaust gas from a gas turbine as the drying gas for a coal pulverizer and adjusting the temperature of the drying gas by mixing outlet gas from a denitration device installed inside an exhaust gas boiler and outlet gas from the exhaust gas boiler, an auxiliary burner is started when the concentration of oxygen in the drying gas is increased to a predetermined value or more and is installed so as to adjust the concentration of oxygen in the drying gas using the combustion exhaust gas generated thereby.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308229

Rotating catcher for impeller containment

An impeller for use in a containment structure has a hub, a blade attaching to the hub for compressing air as the blade rotates with the hub, and an annulus disposed about the hub whereby the annulus reduces an effect of the hub breaking apart such that a weight of the containment structure is reduced.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308228

Fin and tube heat exchanger

The present application provides a fin and tube heat exchanger. The fin and tube heat exchanger may include a number of tubes with a number of fins positioned on each of the tubes. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308227

Method for producing a control chain

A method for producing pins for a control chain, which has link plates that are connected to each other by the pins. The pin ends are arranged in receiving bores arranged inside the link plates. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308226

Texturing machine

A texturing machine is described comprising a plurality of processing points for texturing a plurality of multifilament threads. The texturing machine comprises a plurality of delivery mechanisms per processing point and a texturing system for guiding, drawing and texturing one of the threads. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308225

Ergonomic garden tools

Handles allow hand tools, implements or other utensils to operate within their arc of natural use, motion and attack without requiring extension, flexion, radial deviation, or ulnar deviation of the wrist from the neutral plane of the forearm. The preferred embodiments further include a grip shaped to increase the effectiveness of the tool and minimize antagonism between muscles and tendons of the wrist, forearm and upper arm, while maximizing the effectiveness of the gripping force delivered to it by the user. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308224

Finger bar

A finger bar for a header has a knife bar with at least two partial rails which are interconnectable at the end faces thereof, and a cutting system which can move back and forth in an oscillating manner, is attachable to the knife bar, and is deflectable transversely to the longitudinal axis thereof, in the vertical direction, and the partial rails are interconnectable in a form-locking manner on the end faces thereof that face each other.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308223

Method for mechanically processing or straightening an edge

A method for mechanically processing or straightening a boundary line of a groundcover of grass, turf, garden plantings, forest, or the like adjacent to a utility area, including executing a cutting movement along the edge area of the groundcover to separate the groundcover from the utility area along the boundary line. For this purpose, a rotating, motor-driven, more-or-less circular separating disk, which penetrates into the edge area of the groundcover of grass, etc. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308222

Crop deflector for ends of draper belt of flexible draper header

The otherwise open end of the outboardmost belt guard over the interface between the flexible cutterbar assembly and flexible draper assembly of a harvesting header is closed by a deflector to prevent the ingress of crop residue into the void region defined beneath the overhanging belt guards. In this manner residue is prevented from migrating into the interior of the draper belt of the draper assembly.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308221

Belt guard crop dam for flexible draper header

Belt guards that overlie the interface between a flexible cutterbar assembly and a flexible draper assembly of a harvesting header define an underlying void region that is sealed against the entry of crop residue by an upright dam wall that bears against the underside of the overhanging belt guards forward of the front edge of the upper run of the belt of the draper assembly. The upright dam wall is on the front extremity of flexible support panels that underlie the upper belt run and may be essentially rigid or provided with a resilient trim seal strip.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308220

Non-row sensitive harvesting unit for a corn header

The non-row sensitive corn harvesting unit utilizes a tine wheel tilted to have tines that extend forwardly and downwardly into a side region of a stalk receiving area bounded by a row divider and which move along an upward and rearward trajectory toward a moving stalk handling element bounding an inlet of a stalk processing or picking channel, for pushing stalks toward the path of the handling element, such that the stalk will be grasped and carried into the channel, providing enhanced non-row sensitivity as well as improved handling of downed stalks. A companion tine wheel can be provided on the opposite side of the receiving area and function in the same manner.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308219

Push mower

A push mower having a height adjustment lever, which can be manipulated easily, is provided. The provided push mower includes: a main body configured to move along a ground; a blade attached to the main body; a height adjustment lever attached to the main body; and a height adjustment mechanism configured to change a height of the blade from the ground based on a position of the height adjustment lever. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308218

Stabilizer device for a lawn trimmer

A stabilizer device for a lawn trimmer prevents back strain on the user while trimming. In addition, the present invention provides a stabilizer device for a lawn trimmer that prevents uneven cut heights during the operation of the lawn trimmer device while the user may stand straight. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308217

Door prop in a lawn mower

A mower for cutting grass includes a platform with a motor located thereon. A door on the platform has a first position blocking a discharge and a second door position away from the discharge. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308216

Windeck lawn mower blower attachment device

An apparatus for creating a strong force of concentrated energy and a blowing force of air pressure in cooperation with an industrial, commercial or home care lawn mower. This device is a new combination of existing materials configured with unique features that provide an effective, practical and economical way to provide an air blower device. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308215

Robotic tree trimmer

A robotic tree trimmer has a hydraulic system adapted to be mounted to a tractor and comprising an extendible vertical mast. A first hydraulic motor attached to the vertical mast and adapted to linearly extend and rotate the vertical mast 180 degrees around a first vertical axis. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308214

Filter device for filtering gaseous fluids

The invention relates to a filter device for filtering gaseous fluids that is provided with a filter insert part that comprises a filter medium and a sealing element, wherein the filter insert part is to be inserted into a filter housing. Furthermore, an additional sealing web is provided between the sealing body of the sealing element and the housing part, wherein the sealing element has a common contact surface with the sealing web, wherein the sealing web is offset in the direction of the clean side of the filter medium with respect to the contact surface.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308213

Support grid and alignment appartus for a filter element and housing

An improved air filter element is provided with an anti-crown support grid on a clean side of the filter media. The support grid includes one or more elongated mounting members provided along periphery portions of the grid and at least one support rib spanning between and secured at opposing ends to the mounting members. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308212

Filter element and filter system

The invention relates to a filter element, comprising a filter medium (10) having a concentric shape and pleated in a zig-zag shape, a first open or closed end disk (11) arranged on a face and a second end disk (12) arranged on the opposing face. The end disk (12) comprises a concentric opening (13) and extends in a substantially annular shape over the pleats of the filter medium. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308211

Arrangement with a cover and self-supporting filter element

An arrangement consisting of a cover and a filter element, wherein the filter element has a corrugated bellows with adjacent pleat ridges, wherein the corrugated bellows is hemmed by edge strips, wherein the filter element bears against one abutment side of the cover forming a seal and wherein the filter element is fixed with one side to the abutment side and in that context projects self-supporting from the abutment side of the cover, is in view of the objective to design an arrangement of the type mentioned at the outset and develop it further so that following cost-effective production, a reliable attachment of a filter element on the cover is assured, characterized in that gripping means are arranged on the abutment side which engage around an edge strip on both sides, which bears against the abutment side.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308210

V-bank air filtration system such as for animal confinement

A filter system includes a housing having an inlet opening surrounded by a sealing surface, an outlet opening, and a door having a seating surface surrounding a through-port opening. The door is movable between an open and closed position and a closed position. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308209

Air filter and air filter system

An air filter and frame that cooperate to require alignment of the filter in a desired orientation in order for insertion to occur. At least one edge of the filter is offset from a right angle relative to other edges and the faces of the filter, and an obstruction is formed in the frame so that the filter can be inserted into the frame in only the desired orientation. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308208

Pre-filter particulate collection member

A pre-filter cloth is provided as designed and specifically adapted for use with the shopvac®, craftsman™, rigid® or other similar style wet or dry vacuum. The pre-filter cloth is formed as a generally rectangular envelope formed of a polyester woven and/or nonwoven fabric felt having a weight of between 6-16 oz. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308207

Lockable pill container and methods

A lockable pill container includes a holder defining at least one compartment having an access opening providing access to a pill holder interior volume. At least one lid is moveable between a covering position and an open position. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308206

Packaging system for filling a collecting container with articles

The invention relates to a packaging system and a method for filling a collecting container (12) with articles (7), whereby a guide device (9) changes a first spatial distribution of the articles into a second spatial distribution from the discharge position (8) into the collecting container (12).. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308205

Three aerogenerator blades packing system (packing method and packing system for three aerogenerator blades)

A three aerogenerator blades (1, 2, 3) packing system for transporting, handling and storing of aerogenerator blades (1, 2, 3). The prior art does not provide for cost-effective packing systems for sets of three blades. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308204

Apparatus for dispensing and inserting packaging material in containers and method therefore

An apparatus, and the methods therefore, that automatically detects, elaborates and interprets the geometry of a container (2) and of one or more of the contained articles (3), and supplies and inserts, automatically, packaging material into the container in a suitable manner and amount. The apparatus comprises one or more sensors (6) for measuring the geometric profile of the container (2) and of the contained articles (3). ...

12/22/11 / #20110308203

Ice dispensing apparatus

An ice dispensing apparatus is described which is capable of dispensing free ice or ice in a sealed bag. The apparatus has an ice manufacturing zone capable of converting incoming water to ice. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308202

Can end

An easily openable can end (1) is disclosed including an end panel (2), a score line (3) formed in the end panel to define a prearranged opening area, a tab (10), the tab having a handle (12), tab securing means (20) for securing the tab to the end panel. In particular, the end panel of the can end is provided with at least one moveable portion (7) contactable with the lower surface of the tab at a location between the tab securing means and the end of the handle of the tab, the moveable portion being deformable upwardly under influence of pressure (p) to push against the lower surface of the tab and thereby incline (α) the handle of the tab away from the end panel to define a gap (d2) under the tab for finger access by a user. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308201

Methods of manufacturing temperature-stabilized storage containers

Methods disclosed herein include methods of manufacturing integrally thermally-sealed storage containers. Methods include creating at least one indentation in at least one layer of first thermal barrier sheet, wherein the at least one layer of first thermal barrier sheet includes at least one first ultra efficient insulation material and wherein the at least one indentation is in a size and shape substantially conforming with material to be stored; placing material to be stored within one or more of the at least one indentation; placing at least one layer of second thermal barrier sheet adjacent to the material to be stored, wherein the at least one layer of second thermal barrier sheet includes at least one second ultra efficient insulation material; and creating a thermal seal between at least two layers of thermal barrier sheet, substantially thermally sealing the material to be stored.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308200

Sealing element for heat sealing packaging material for producing sealed packages of food products pourable within a tube of packaging material

A sealing element for heat sealing packaging material for producing sealed packages of food products which are pourable within a tube of packaging material; sealing element comprises a heater adapted to heat-seal the packaging material at spaced cross sections of tube so as to form a plurality of sealed packages, and a groove which may be engaged by a cutting element carried by a counter sealing element during a cutting operation in which a sealed package is separated from tube; sealing element comprises at least a slot which extends between groove and a first outer wall of sealing element.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308199

Adjuster and a packaging machine comprising said adjuster

A sealed adjuster (24) has a first portion (34) fixed to a first structure, a second portion (36) fixed to a second structure (30), and a manually operable third portion (38) adjustable to change the position of the first portion (34) relative to the second portion (36) such that, as the position of the first portion (34) is changed relative to the second portion (36), the position of the first structure is changed relative to the position of the second structure (30). The adjuster (24) also has a sealing arrangement (88, 90, 92, 96 and 116) for providing sealing among the first portion (34), the second portion (36), and the third portion (38).. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308198

Reinforcing

A reinforcing is disclosed that comprising a reinforcing bar extending along a portion of the length of the reinforcing and a termination extending along an end portion of the reinforcing. The termination is disclosed as being permanently bonded to the reinforcing bar preferably by a friction welding process so as to form an integral connection. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308197

Structural member

A structural member (20), including a longitudinally extending core (22), and at least two longitudinally extending ribs (24, 26, 28). Each rib (24, 26, 28), in profile, extends outwardly from the core (22) to an outer rib edge (30, 32, 34). ...

12/22/11 / #20110308196

Drywall and cladding construction system

Cladding and drywall construction system based on a load-bearing structure (11), large-surface flat constructive elements (1) which have joining pieces which include male elements (6), anchoring pieces of the aforementioned male elements to the load-bearing structure and fixed profiles (20) which are anchored to said load-bearing structure (211) and sliding profiles (14) which are mounted on the fixed profiles (20), which can move along them. The fixed profiles (20) and the sliding profiles (14) have, respectively, opposite holes (7) and openings (5), through which the male elements (6) are inserted for their blocking by the openings (5), through the sliding movement of the sliding profiles (14).. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308195

Universal bracket

A universal handrail support bracket is disclosed in which a bracket is configured to be mounted to a handrail or banister and the bracket has an annular ring attached thereto. The annular ring has a concave interior surface and a convex exterior surface. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308194

Method for installing window between joists

Disclosed is a method for installing a window or other fenestra-mounted object between joists in a structure having a ceiling. The method for installing a fenestra-mounted object into a structure having a ceiling supported by joists, comprising the steps of: creating a void between two joists of the structure, with at least some portion of the void being above the plane of the bottom of the joists; creating an opening in an exterior covering of the structure aligned with the void such that light or air external to the structure may enter the structure through the opening and the void; and installing a fenestra-mounted object in the void. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308193

Packaged roll construction material

A packaged construction material includes a housing, a roll of construction material such as a roll of building wall sheathing fabric located within the housing and a hanging device engaged with the housing for hanging the packaged construction material on the belt or other article of clothing worn by a construction worker or on a scaffolding or other support structure. A kit including the packaged rolled construction material and a sufficient amount of fluid membrane to be used on combination with the rolled construction material to impart a secondary weather barrier to a building wall substrate is also provided.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308192

Rebar clip for joining different size bars

A rebar clip is provided for joining a larger diameter rebar to a smaller diameter rebar transverse to the larger diameter rebar. In a first embodiment the clip includes diameter reducing tabs extending into upper arches of the clip for engagement with smaller diameter bars crossed on top of larger diameter bars. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308191

Panel capture frame

A frame for a panel is constructed from two frame components. One of the frame components has a first wall and a first channel and the second frame component has a second wall and a second channel. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308190

Moment frame connector

A lateral bracing system is disclosed for affixing a column to a beam in a construction. The lateral bracing system includes a pair of buckling restraint plates, one each affixed to a top and bottom flange of a beam. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308189

Lattice support structure

The present invention relates to a lattice support structure having mutually connected lattice bars, wherein the lattice support structure has lattice bars extending in the longitudinal direction of the lattice support structure as well as lattice bars connecting them directly or indirectly, wherein the connecting lattice bars are connected to the lattice bars extending in the longitudinal direction such that the spacing of the lattice bars extending in the longitudinal direction of the lattice support structure can be reduced on the folding in of the lattice support structure and can be enlarged on the unfolding of the lattice support structure, wherein at least one of the lattice bars extending in the longitudinal direction is arranged stationary such that it is in a fixed position on the folding and unfolding of the lattice support structure; and in that at least one further of the lattice bars extending in the longitudinal direction is arranged movable so that it undergoes a movement on the folding and on the unfolding of the lattice support structure.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308188

Thermally insulated building brick

A thermally insulated building brick (1) and a method for production thereof, wherein the brick comprises a structural body (2) with at least one cavity (8) and an insulating filling (3) arranged in the cavity. To provide a brick with high insulation value suited for mass production, the insulating filling comprises an insulating material arranged in a leading-in sheath.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308187

Support for panel element

Support for a panel element for fastening the element at a specific angle relative to a base or for fastening non-flat elements having an inner profile (20) and an outer profile (10), wherein one of the profiles comprises a fastening foot (40) and the other profile comprises a mounting head (30), wherein the profiles, which mesh together, extend in the axial direction between the fastening foot and the mounting head such that the distance between the fastening foot and the mounting head is determined through the length of engagement of the inner profile into the outer profile and such that the length of engagement is adjustable. Connected to the inner profile and the outer profile are means for adjusting and fixing the length of engagement of the inner profile into the outer profile. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308186

Flange for wind power generators

In a flange to adapt a wind power generator to a pre-stressed concrete tower, the flange includes an annular tapered pre-stressed concrete shell having a bulging which inwardly protrudes toward a central axis of the flange, and a steel component to be embedded within the pre-stressed concrete shell. The bulging includes a horizontal flat surface for settling the steel component. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308185

Suspended ceiling system for "t" bar grid system

A ceiling panel uses a perimeter frame with a wide outwardly extending bottom flange defining a thin panel edge. Preferably the bottom flange includes a lower surface for securing of a finished substrate about the panel perimeter. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308184

Fixing system and method

A method of fixing overlaying components together, comprising the step of piercing nails having a profiled shank through the components to fix those components together. Structures including metal sheet are also disclosed which utilize this fixing technique. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308183

Concrete platform production process, concrete platform, and connecting member

Provided is a process for producing a concrete platform to which an object to be supported is fixed, including: a step of forming form having a pair of concrete side walls and a concrete bottom slab that connects the pair of side walls (s2); a step of setting the form on a plurality of piers (s3); and a step of pouring concrete into the form that is set on the plurality of piers (s6).. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308182

Noise and vibration mitigating mat

A noise and vibration mitigating mat having top and bottom surfaces comprises a first layer formed of recycled bound rubber product, the first layer having a contoured bottom surface and a generally flat top surface, a second layer on the top surface of the first layer, the second layer being formed of a fabric and a third layer on the second layer and being formed of recycled rubber product.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308181

Barrier sheet useful for housewrap

A composite sheet useful as a housewrap is provided having a textile substrate, with a cellular, polymer layer coated on at least one side of the substrate, wherein the cellular, polymer layer is created by applying a foamed, latex coating and heating the latex to create a semi-rigid, cellular membrane, and a water repellant finish applied to the outer surface of the textile substrate or the polymer layer. The properties of the composite sheet may be further modified by calendering, to reduce the overall thickness of the sheet by 50% or more.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308180

Casement for a glass window or leaf for a glass door, window or door frame and window system

The present invention relates to a casement (1) for a glass window or a glass door, a frame and a window system containing a casement and a frame. The casement comprises an insulation material layer arrangement which is located between two wooden profile-members (3, 4). ...

12/22/11 / #20110308179

Ceiling wiring access point device

A ceiling wiring access point device is comprised of a frame panel that can be temporarily placed in a grid ceiling system during the installation of wire and cable into a ceiling space. The frame panel has an opening through which wire and cable may be inserted as it is threaded up into the ceiling. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308178

Vented closure for metal roof

A vented ridge closure for covering a ventilation gap formed in the metal roof of a building includes u-shaped deck caps extending over the uppermost ends of the roof deck panels. The deck caps close-off the valleys of the roof deck panels, while providing air flow openings for directing hot air to the exterior. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308177

Solar energy collection systems and methods

A solar electricity system, comprising a solar collection surface adapted to convert light into dc electricity; a power inverter to convert the dc electricity into ac electricity; and a power cable connected to the power inverter, the power cable comprising a male plug on its distal end adapted to mate with a female power receptacle on a building structure.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308176

Rooftop cooling and rainwater retention panel and system

The system and apparatus according to the invention includes a panel of material which is made up of a body of open cell, reticulated, porous material (e.g., polyurethane foam) surrounded on the sides and bottom by a barrier of waterproof material. A layer of highly reflective, water permeable material is positioned on top of and covers substantially all of the top surface of the body of porous material. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308175

Buildings seismic isolation and snubber system for a seismic isolation mechanism instantly activated

A building's seismic isolation and snubber system for a seismic isolation mechanism instantly activated includes sensors, a processing unit, absorber systems, hydraulic oil pressure systems and multilayer sliding systems. In this regard, a sensor detecting any earthquake-induced strike and dip in a building's quadrant of operation could supply an oblique angle to the processing unit in which the oblique angle thereof is transferred to any hydraulic oil pressure system's coefficient of damping for the hydraulic oil pressure system's corresponding damping force generated to control and distribute a building's equilibrium, and any multilayer sliding system is used to yield or eliminate any seismic horizontal vibrations for the said elements developing all functions, substantially reducing and distributing earthquake-induced stresses, and delivering a building with seismic vibrations effectively isolated and prevented.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308174

Erectable and retractable rod device

A rod device that can be erected and retracted into a small amount of space, in which the device is formed of component parts that are flexible and can be rolled up when detached from one another, yet form a rigid assembly when connected to one another.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308173

Movable building structure

A movable building structure is configured to selectively enclose an area. The structure includes at least one side wall and an end wall attached thereto. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308172

Door module for a vehicle door, and mounting method

A door assembly for a vehicle includes a door frame and a door lock. A force transmitting mechanism has one end connected to the door lock and another end is premounted on a door module housing. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308171

Vehicle door frame and method of producing the same

A vehicle door frame includes first and second door frame members which are positioned end-to-end to be butt-welded to each other, wherein each of the first and second door frame members includes a design part, an enclosed section provided on a vehicle interior side, a connecting part which connects an inner surface of the design part with the enclosed section; and first and second dam protrusions which project from the inner surface of the design part and are positioned on opposite sides of the connecting part, respectively. Molten metal is present in the first and second spaces after the molten metal has melted and passed through the inner surface of the design part from the outer surface thereof upon butted ends of the first and second door frame members being butt-welded to each other from the outer surface of the design part.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308170

Glass run channel

A glass run channel, wherein at least one of interior and exterior side wall portions are made of a foamable polymer material that is foamed, wherein at least one of an interior covering layer that covers at least a portion of a first surface, which includes a surface of an interior decoration portion and a surface of an interior connecting portion, and an exterior covering layer that covers at least a portion of a second surface, which includes a surface of an exterior decoration portion and a surface of an exterior connecting portion, is formed, so as to cover the at least one decoration portion that is made of the foamable polymer material, and wherein the at least one covering layer is made of a second polymer material which has a foaming ratio smaller than that of the foamable polymer material or which is not foamed.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308169

Sash for sliding door or window

A sash for sliding doors or windows comprises: a main body (1) comprising an insulating chamber (2) obtained from respective glazing panels (3, 4) whose dimensions are larger than the dimensions of the chamber (2), so as to form a perimetric housing (5) which is open towards the outside; a rigid profile (6) forming a frame inside the main body (1) for each side of the main body (1) and designed to be stably accommodated in each housing (5); the rigid profile (6) forming a zone, open to the outside, equipped with accessories and in which means (8, 9, 10) for operating and/or driving the main body (1) in use are housed and/or are slidable; the three rigid profiles (6) each forming a channel (11) accommodating a rod (8) for operating the main means (9) and the accessory means (10) which drive and/or open and close the sash (100); each of the three rigid profiles (6) forming one upright (103) and two crosspieces (6m, 105) of the sash (100), the contiguous ends being shaped so that they are angled, in such a way that they can be joined and form a continuous cover for the corner of the frame; the ends of the profiles (6) are joined by an angled element (12) associated with the corresponding innermost surfaces of the contiguous profiles (6), so that the channel (11) runs uninterruptedly along the three sides.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308168

Vehicle door structure

The frontal crash load is transmitted from a front pillar to a center pillar in a reliable manner so that a bending moment caused by the frontal crash load is favorably supported, and the deformation of the door is avoided. A beam member attached to an inner panel includes a s shaped cross section member. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308167

Gate

A gate (1a-b, 2a-b) with a stand (1a-b) and a rotatable part (2a-b) that is turnable or rotatable relative to the stand. The rotatable part (2a-b) is attached to the stand via a generator. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308166

Apparatus for spring-assisted pivoting of a liftgate or door, and method for producing such apparatus

An apparatus for spring-assisted pivoting a liftgate or door against gravity between a closed position and an open position includes a torsion bar spring system with springs arranged in parallel in a meander pattern and connected with one another in fixed rotative engagement. An outer bearing-torsion bar spring and another outer lever-torsion bar spring are each supported in a support bracket of a tracker. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308165

Device for connecting functional elements to a supply source

A device for connecting functional elements is indicated which are arranged in a sliding door of a motor vehicle, with at least one supply source present in the body of the motor vehicle through lines which extend between the functional elements and the supply source. The sliding door is mounted on a carriage which is moveable back and forth in the bottom area of the motor vehicle essentially over the entire width of a door opening (3). ...

12/22/11 / #20110308164

Side sliding door apparatus for vehicle

A side sliding door apparatus for a vehicle includes one of two sliding doors driven by an actuator, and the other moves in conjunction with the one sliding door via a direction converting mechanism. When the sliding door is in a closed condition, a latch rod is inserted into a lock hole to lock the sliding doors in the closed condition. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308163

Structural door module

A structural door module for a motor vehicle door, comprising of a carrier plate with a plurality of door hardware components mounted to the dryside and wetside surfaces of the carrier plate. The carrier plate includes a number of preformed components that allow door subsystems to be pre-mounted to the door module and tested prior to mounting the structural door module in the motor vehicle door body. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308162

Vehicle door opening/closing control device

In a vehicle door, an opening/closing control device is provided. In the device, a controller is connected to an input current path connected to a vehicle battery. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308161

Fire shutter

A fire shutter for protecting an opening 10, such as a window 12, having one or more (typically two) fire resistant panels 20 and 21. The panels are hinged along a horizontal portion of the opening such that at least one of the panels can be utilised as an awning when open. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308160

Door safety gate

A door safety gate is provided with an essentially flat first grid that has a handle (9) at an upper crossbar. The handle being pivotable about a pivot axis and the handle being drivingly connectable with a first slide, in particular a plastic buffer. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308159

Apparatus for detecting coordinates, and display device, security device, and electronic blackboard including the same

There are provided an apparatus for detecting coordinates, which may detect coordinates corresponding to an event occurring within a region of interest, and a display device, a security device, and an electronic blackboard, each including the same. The apparatus for detecting coordinates, which is provided in at least one side of a touch panel having a preset region of interest being surrounded by a frame having a predetermined length, the apparatus comprising: a light source body providing preset light; a scanner emitting the light provided from the light source body at a preset angle to scan the region of interest, and receiving light reflected by the region of interest; a photo diode receiving reflected light to convert the received reflected light to a voltage value; and a beam splitter transmitting the light provided from the light source body to the scanner via a first path, and transmitting, to the photo diode via a second path, the reflected light received from the scanner.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308158

Pyrolysis waste and biomass treatment

The present invention provides methods and apparatus for treating waste, such as municipal waste via pyrolysis and yielding one or more of heat energy, electrical energy and fuel. In some embodiments, waste feed stock can be municipal waste in black bag form. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308157

Biomass gasification device and process

The invention is in the field of biogas production. In particular the invention is directed to a process and apparatus for the conversion of carbon and hydrogen containing materials into biogas (viz. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308156

Reformer reactor and method for converting hydrocarbon fuels into hydrogen rich gas

A reformer reactor is provided for converting hydrocarbon fuel into hydrogen rich gas by auto-thermal reaction process having a cylindrically shaped and double walled, housing with two side faces forming a reaction chamber of the reformer. Additionally, a fuel inlet is provided in one of the two side faces for providing hydrocarbon fuels into the reaction chamber, wherein further a fuel preheating means is provided which preheats the hydrocarbon fuel before the hydrocarbon fuel enters the reaction chamber.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308155

Producing low tar gases in a multi-stage gasifier

A system for gasifying solid matter uses multiple stages to produce low-tar combustible gas includes a first reactor having a fluidized bed to produce hydrogen containing gas, pyrolysis vapors, tars, and char particles at temperature less than the exit of the second reactor and a higher temperature partial oxidation combustor zones. A second reactor includes a higher temperature partial oxidation zone to activate hydrogen and cause cracking of aromatic ring compounds, a co-flow moving granular bed with a char gasification stage to catalyze tar reduction, and control char residence time, and a media screen comprising a parallel wire screen substantially vertically oriented supporting granular media.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308154

Synthetic symbiotic system as soil additives to deliver active ingredients through plant roots for enhanced plant and crop yield

A plant growth support medium is described to enhance soil characteristics and provide where required, improved water, or nutrient contents. La addition the medium can be inoculated with microorganisms to aid soil characteristics and provide interactions within micron-scale environment between plant roots, water, nutrients and where applicable, bacteria and root exudates. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308153

Grow bag system with irrigation

The instant invention describes a grow bag with a dosing irrigation tube inserted within the inner cavity of the grow bag for controllable dispersant of plant nutrients therein. The system comprises a top panel and a bottom panel secured to a plurality of side walls to form an inner cavity. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308152

Self watering system

A self watering system to water the roots of the vegetation with condensate from ground moisture collected within a condensate enclosure comprising an outer substantially vertical peripheral wall, an inner substantially vertical wall and an upper wall having at least two substantially flat sections inclined relative to each other and intersecting the upper portion of the outer substantially vertical wall and the upper portion of the inner substantially vertical wall at different angles each of less than ninety degrees to cooperatively form the condensate enclosure to collect moisture from the ground on the inner surface of the substantially flat sections to allow the moisture to condense into droplets to provide water to roots of the vegetation within the condensate enclosure.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308151

Framework for plants

Disclosed is a framework for supporting plants. The framework consists of at least two building units. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308150

Lawn edging grass restraint

A system for providing a barrier and redirecting the growth of grass away from concrete, walkways, patios and materials typically found in a landscape. The system is comprised of a single sheet of extruded polyethylene having three members. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308149

System for supporting algae growth with adsorbed carbon dioxide

A system is provided for supporting algae growth with adsorbed carbon dioxide. In the system, a channel such as a raceway is provided and holds bicarbonate solution. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308148

Mushroom production process

The present invention relates to a mushroom production process comprising the steps of preparing a mushroom growing shed with at least one bed of mushroom compost; supplying heat to the mushroom growing shed; harvesting the mushrooms; and removing the spent mushroom compost from the mushroom growing shed; wherein the process further comprises the steps of combusting the spent mushroom compost in an energy conversion system; harnessing the heat generated by combusting the spent mushroom compost; and using the harnessed heat to control temperature of the mushroom growing shed. In this way, the energy costs for the mushroom production are greatly reduced.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308147

Process and system for mixing, binding and stabilizing agents for manufacturing refuse driven solid waste

The present invention generally relates to waste to energy systems and methods. The instant invention is further directed to processes and systems for mixing, binding, and stabilizing agents for manufactured refuse driven solid fuel.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308146

Processes and compositions for the incorporation of biologically-derived ethanol into gasoline

In the present invention, a biofuel composition and processes for the incorporation of biologically-derived ethanol into gasoline are disclosed. The present invention discloses ways to use biologically-derived ethanol in gasoline while simultaneously enabling the blending of products from saturation of benzene. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308145

Method of inhibiting deposit formation in a jet fuel at high temperatures

A method of inhibiting deposit formation in a jet fuel at temperatures above 150° c., whilst not substantially adversely affecting the water separability of the jet fuel. The method includes the step of adding at least one copolymer, terpolymer or polymer of an ester of acrylic acid or methacrylic acid or a derivative thereof to the jet fuel; wherein the copolymer, terpolymer or polymer of an ester of acrylic acid or methacrylic acid or derivative thereof is copolymerized with a nitrogen-containing, amine-containing or amide-containing monomer; or the copolymer, terpolymer or polymer of an ester of acrylic acid or methacrylic acid or derivative thereof includes nitrogen-containing, amine-containing or amide-containing branches.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308144

Algae biofuel carbon dioxide distribution system

A system and method for producing biofuel from pollutant-fed algae are disclosed. Specifically, the system includes a scrubber with a chamber for receiving a pollutant-contaminated fluid stream. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308143

Composition for use as a fuel or fuel additive in a spark ignition engine, its manufacture and use

Embodiments of a composition useful as a fuel or fuel additive are provided. Certain disclosed embodiments of the composition comprise petroleum distillate, at least one alcohol having a ratio of between about 1 to about 4 carbon atoms to 1 hydroxyl functional group, at least one oxygenate, optionally, at least one lubricating oil, optionally, at least one water tolerance adjustor and optionally at least one terpene, wherein the oxygenate has a flash point between about −10° c. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308142

Biorenewable naphtha

The present invention generally relates to a method for producing a naphtha product from a renewable feedstock. The method includes hydrotreating the renewable feedstock to produce a hydrotreating unit heavy fraction that includes n-paraffins, and hydrocracking the hydrotreating unit heavy fraction to produce a hydrocracking unit product that includes the naphtha product. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308141

Methods and devices for continuous transfer of particulate and/or fibrous material between two zones with different temperatures and pressures

Continuous transfer of particulate material into pressurized steam reactors is provided by “flow feeder” methods and devices. Material such as lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks are compacted into a “low density” plug, <700 kg/m3, which provides a dynamic seal against pressurized steam through exploitation of a steam condensation zone. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308140

Fuel composition and its use

A method for increasing flamespeed of an internal combustion engine by burning a certain gasoline composition is provided. The gasoline composition contains (a) a major amount of a mixture of hydrocarbons in the gasoline boiling range and (b) a minor amount of at least one hydrocarbon having 5 to 12 carbon atoms and containing at least one cyclopropyl group and at least one acetylenic group.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308139

Pest eradication system

Generally, a structure for eradication of insects and method of treating materials infested with insects. Specifically, a support structure which engages a flexible enclosure to define an enclosed space in which heat can be controlled over a period of time to eradicate insects inside of the enclosed space.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308138

Method for the eradication of pathogenic microorganisms in an aqueous system

The invention relates to a method for the eradication and killing of microorganisms from among insects and worms in an aqueous system, especially for the control and eradication of the larvae. A sustained reduction or killing of the larvae is achieved by a two-step method in which insecticides and a zooplankton community are used as biological agents, the insecticides specifically kill the larvae present in the aqueous system. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308137

Wall-less trap systems and methods

One embodiment comprises a wall-less trap that includes a base, vertical supports, an upper cage, one or more guides connected to the upper cage, and a trigger. The base is positioned on a horizontal surface. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308136

Fishing bobber

A fishing bobber having electronic circuitry coupled to an electro-mechanical device. The electro-mechanical device is to affect a depth of a hook beneath the bobber by inducing movement of a fishing line that is coupled to the hook and threaded through the bobber. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308135

Spinner bait

The spinning bait includes a keeper having a fish-shaped front part and a rear part articulated to the front part for side to side movement relative thereto. When in use, after being cast into a body of water, pulling on a fishing line attached to the front part of the keeper causes the rear keeper part to move to and fro in a side-to-side manner relative to the front keeper part and fishing line to attract a fish. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308134

High-lift otter board

The invention has a curved board. The curved board is formed into a shape that curves in a curving direction corresponding to an expanding direction of a net opening in a towing state, from a front-side end section that is a front side in a towing direction in the towing state towards a rear-side end section that is a rear side in the towing direction in the towing state. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308133

Enhanced accuracy gun iron sighting system

Rugged, rapid-target-acquisition iron sighting systems in which least one of the front sight and the rear sight has a multiple-lead thread elevation screw post for vertically adjusting a sighting point are disclosed. The use of a multiple-lead thread elevation screw post permits the relatively fast adjustability of a coarse threaded screw post while providing the stability of a fine-threaded screw post. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308132

Incrementally adjustable sight

An incrementally adjustable sight for a firearm is taught. The sight includes a base attachable to a firearm and a housing carried by the base. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308131

Portable support mount

A portable support mount designed for attachment to a shooting rail or other surface in order to support a rifle or other object. The portable support mount attaches to and is held level on a surface by means of a spring clamp and a stabilization bar with bumpers made of rubber attached to the ends of the stabilization bar. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308130

Range finder

A range finder includes a cylindrical housing having a front end and a rear end and range finder circuitry located within the housing for calculating distance. A lens is located at the front end of the housing and a display is located at the rear end of the housing for displaying distances calculated by the range finder circuitry.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308129

Trigger

This invention is related to a trigger (1) which prevents the rifle from being damaged and which improves the user safety by preventing unintentional firing (rifle's falling down to the ground, hitting any place, etc.) as long as the trigger lever (5) is not pulled by the user. The safety comprises a lock (8) acting against a security spring (9).. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308128

Firearm magazine

A firearm magazine that is designed to make the loading of cartridges easier and faster, while being constructed of fewer parts for higher reliability and with no protruding elements that preclude its use in pre-existing firearms. In one embodiment, a box-type magazine is provided with an internal spring and a follower. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308127

System for evacuating cartridges

A system is for evacuating cartridges, applied to a firearm 1. The firearm includes a breech 14, a firing chamber 12 in which the projectile that will come out through a barrel 13 is fired. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308126

Shotgun having an improved shotshell feeding mechanism

A shotgun includes an action that is capable of rapidly chambering a shotshell after the shotgun has run out of shotshells and is capable of allowing shotshells to be removed from the magazine without cycling the shotshells through the action.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308125

Magazine add-on

A magazine add-on comprising a platelet arranged to replace the bottom platelet of the magazine and allow measuring the distance, e.g., via an aperture in the platelet, to the magazine's spring-loaded follower either mechanically by an elastic strap, optically by a rangefinder or by measuring the pressure applied by the spring on the platelet. The add-on further displays a number of bullets left in the magazine in a window, either mechanically by numbers on the back of the strap, or electronically on a display attached to the window and connected to the optical or pressure sensor. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308124

Modular display

A modular display fixture is provided having an expandable frame portion. The expandable frame portion comprises means to removable attach pre-sized sub-assemblies therein in a variety of configurations.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308123

Multiple message sign assembly

A rectangular vertically oriented sign assembly is mountable on the wall adjacent a room in any suitable manner. It includes a front panel through which signs are visible. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308122

Manual banner roll-up mechanism

A manual banner roll-up mechanism has a first tube, a second tube, a foldable material, a securing base, a washer, a linking member, a rope, a securing cylinder, a first plug and two mounting supports. The first tube is rolled up with a foldable material. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308121

Thermoplastic display

A display sign for use with a display system includes a thermoplastic sheet having a first region having a first thickness, a second region having a second thickness less than the first thickness, and at least one fastener. The second region is adjacent to the fastener. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308120

Led assembly having improved visibility, its attaching method and banner using it

The present invention relates to an led assembly and a banner using the same. In particular, the present invention relates to an led assembly, an attaching method of the same, and a banner using the same to prevent light from scattering by covering an led with a light-permeable part which comprises light-permeable thin and thick films and to limit light emission range to the size of the light-permeable part, wherein the light-permeable thin film transmits light a long distance and also releases intense light directly in front of the front side of the led, and the light-permeable thick film transmits the light laterally by reflecting a part of the light, which passes through a medium, inside, because the medium is thick, thereby improving shapability and visibility from a long distance to a short distance.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308119

Spatially distorted image

The invention relates to a warped or curved surface with an image visible from a reference point which is not an element of the said surface, where the reference point has fixed position with respect to the said surface, and the image on the said surface is distorted in a way to provide an undistorted view on the said image from the said reference point.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308118

Memorial display

The memorial display is a retainer and display for funereal and memorial related items, such as obituary pages, sympathy cards, funeral flowers and the like. The memorial display includes a page retainer for receiving a display page, such as an obituary page. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308117

Nipper

Provided is a vibration-type nipper. The vibration-type nipper comprises a body including a vibration space and a coupling unit for coupling with a boom positioned at an upper portion or a fixing bracket of heavy equipment, a housing positioned in the vibration space and including a vibrator, a plurality of supporting means supported to opposite sides of the housing and the body corresponding to the housing and supporting the housing allowing the housing to vibrate, a nipper blade installed on the housing and extending downwards, and vibration-dampening means mounted on the body at an upper portion of the vibration space and distributing vibration generated when the housing collides with the body due to elevation of the housing.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308116

Digging system and method

A digging system includes a machine having a machine frame, and an implement assembly mounted to the machine frame. The implement assembly includes an elongate boom and a trenching mechanism having a plurality of drawing cutters coupled with an endless drive chain movable about a drive system mounted to an elongate boom. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308115

Dynamic fit sleeve and independent lacing support cage for running footwear

A footwear and footwear construction method that creates the footwear upper sleeve (shoe upper) using at least two overlapping, layered panels of fabric oriented 90 degrees with respect to each other. A lacing system creates a support cage for the foot, which is independent from the footwear upper. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308114

Interactive lighted footwear

An article of footwear is provided having an array of light sources and a loudspeaker wherein the light sources are illuminated in a flashing pattern in response to activation of a motion switch, and in another mode of operation triggered by operation of a manual switch both the light sources and loudspeaker cycle through a series of discrete sequences of flashes and beeps culminating with only one light source remaining illuminated.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308113

Article of footwear with color change portion and method of changing color

An article with a color change portion and a method of changing color is disclosed. The article includes at least one color change portion capable of changing colors. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308112

Collapsible snowshoe

A collapsible snowshoe is provided. The snowshoe includes a frame having a first supporting cross-bar configured to interact with a second supporting cross-bar, wherein the cross-bars are configured to alternate between an open position and a closed position, a first supporting material configured to be coupled to the cross-bars and further configured to extend between the cross-bars, whereby the extended supporting material creates a support surface for walking when the cross-bars are in the open position; and a frame-locking mechanism configured to secure the cross-bars in the open position.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308111

Decorative boot accessory

A boot accessory for attachment and wear along an upper portion of a boot for altering and enhancing the overall appearance of the boot includes a clip having a main body, a flexible finger extending from the main body, and first and second side body extensions that define first and second slots along two opposing sides of the main body. A space is formed between the finger and an inner surface of the main body for receiving an upper edge of the boot. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308110

Foot support article

An article of footwear includes a sole, an upper defining a foot cavity, and a brace member. The brace member is comprised of a non-elastic resilient material. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308109

Footwear with integrated biased heel fit device

A shoe structure specifically designed to more securely fit a wider range of feet widths and proportions by providing an integrated resilient heel device in the rearfoot region of the upper. The heel device extends upward and rearward toward the back of the foot to avoid the bulbous end of the calcaneus but also to engage the area just above the heel bone. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308108

Foot support article

An article of footwear includes an outer shell, an inner layer positioned inside of the outer shell, and at least one tensioning member engaging the inner layer. The inner layer configured to surround and conform to at least a portion of a human foot. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308107

Collapsible shoe

An article of footwear including an upper formed of a flexible upper material and a sole formed of a flexible sole material, wherein the sole is rolled, folded, or collapsed onto itself to reduce the volume of the article of footwear. The article of footwear in a collapsed state can then be packaged in a container. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308106

Midsole for a shoe which has the shock-dispersing function and the same foot rolling function

Disclosed is a midsole for a shoe which is capable of peacefully supporting the sole of the foot on which most of the wearer's weight may be applied, which is capable of performing the shock-dispersing function and the same foot rolling function, and which is capable of providing elastic air cushioning and shock-absorbing effects for relieving foot pressure. The midsole 11 has a shock-absorbing space 12 for providing a cushioning effect in an underside thereof, the shock-absorbing space 12 extending from a heel portion to a toe portion of the shoe along an outer periphery surface of the midsole 11. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308105

Gravity footwear and spring unit

The supporting element of gravity footwear, made up in the form of a shoe, a boot etc. With accumulation of energy, caused by deflecting, comprising flexure spring, the topmost of the shoe equipped with fixing device, joined to the spring, sole and other elements of the shoe, is made up in the form of a heel, or a heel and a sole, or a sole, gravitational effect on the spring is communicated by a cuff and/or a stiff cover as well as out of any other soft suspending element, wherein the distance between the ends of the spring when load is not applied to the spring is greater than the distance between a point of suspending and the lowest point of the user's foot, the spring is equipped with a fixing device. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308104

Green cube cloth dryer

Exemplary embodiments describe a clothes drying apparatus and a method for using a clothes drying apparatus. The clothes drying apparatus can include a base portion with at least one blower. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308103

Apparatus and method of drying laundry with drying uniformity determination

An apparatus and method of drying laundry in a treating chamber with a partially dry laundry load determination.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308102

Operating method for laundry equipment including a scent supply module

The present invention relates to an operating method for a laundry drier which has a rotatable drum mounted inside a main body, a heater for heating the air flowing into the drum; and a scent supply module for spraying scent into the drum, comprising: a drying step of drying the laundry by supplying hot air heated by the heater; a pre-treating step of rumbling the drum while supplying air with the heater off; and a scent treating step of spraying scent onto the laundry which has passed through the pre-treating step. Since the scent is sprayed on after the pre-treating step, the scent can be effectively deposited on the laundry.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308101

High efficiency heat generator

A method for heating a medium that includes an object having a variable weight is provided. The method comprises (a) placing medium including an object having variable weight into a variable enclosure having adjustable dimensions; (b) initiating a heating process by subjecting the medium including the object to a variable ac electrical field; (c) substantially continuously measuring an impedance of medium including the object during the heating process; (d) adjusting dimensions of said variable enclosure to optimize the heating process; (e) adjusting parameters of the variable ac electrical field to optimize the heating process; and (f) controlling the heating process.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308100

Centrifugal dryer with replaceable blades and self-cleaning rotor seal and centrifugal dewatering tower

A centrifugal pellet dryer with a self-cleaning rotor seal, replaceable wear plates, and a fluid powered dewatering tower is presented. The self-cleaning roter seal includes a plurality of grooves that are structured to eject pellet debris that migrates into between the seal and the housing for the rotor. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308099

Device for determining the concrete cover of reinforcements during casting

The disclosure concerns a device for determining the dimension of the upper concrete cover of a concrete component, having at least one fastening by means of which the device can be fixed to a reinforcement for a concrete component and at least one section capable of projecting above the upper concrete cover during casting in the reinforcement, wherein this section presents means of configuration by which the dimension of the upper concrete cover may be determined.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308098

Razor saver

A razor case, also referred to as a razor saver, may keep a razor blade dry and free or any moisture. The razor saver may include an absorbent liner and one or more absorbent desiccant gel packs for removing moisture from the razor blade. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308097

Cutting tool for the severance of board-like workpieces

Cutting tool for the severance of board-like or web-like workpieces (p), in particular of building boards, floorboards, rigid or flexible material or the like, also as sheet or web material, with a counterbearing, particularly in the form of a support (1d), and with at least one circular cutting blade (2) which is mounted rotatably above the counterbearing (1d) by means of a holding arrangement (3), in such a way that, in use, teeth of the circular cutting blade (2) penetrate into the board-like workpiece (p) to be severed, and, during the rotation of the circular cutting blade (2; 20), push the workpiece (p) forwards along the at least one circular cutting blade (2; 20), while at the same time the workpiece is sheared off on the counterbearing (1d). The holding arrangement (3) is connected to the counterbearing (1d) such that the forces occurring during severance can be absorbed. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308096

Chain saw

A chain saw includes a housing, a sprocket wheel which is provided in the housing for driving a saw chain, and a chain guide for guiding the movement of the saw chain. The chain guide extends out longitudinally from the housing and is movable longitudinally relative to the housing. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308095

Portable cutting machine

A portable cutting machine is provided with: a cutting machine main body (3); a saw blade (1) provided rotatably with respect to the cutting machine main body (3); an electric motor (2) adapted to drive the saw blade (1); a handle (4) which is provided between the saw blade (1) and the electric motor (2) in a first direction parallel to a rotation shaft (9) of the saw blade (1) and extends in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction; a battery pack (5) adapted to drive the electric motor (2); and a surface plate (6) rotatably supported by the cutting machine main body (3). A center in the first direction of the battery pack (5) is located closer to a side of the electric motor (2) than a center in the first direction of the handle (4). ...

12/22/11 / #20110308094

Carpet knife

A carpet knife having a housing, an active blade installed in the housing, and a blade clamping means having a clamping cover and a thumb screw. The housing has a thumb screw hole, a pin hole, at least one side guiding groove, and an active blade installation bar. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308093

Label splitter

According to some embodiments, a label splitter comprises a body, and a protective guide. The protective guide is disposed adjacent to the body. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308092

Slider for a cutter

A slider has an upper sliding element, a lower sliding element and a resilient tab. The upper sliding element has two protrusions laterally formed on and protruding from the upper sliding element. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308091

Multi-tasking utility tool

A utility tool comprising a body having a first end and a second end positioned on opposite ends of the body; a removable device; as well as a first tool and a second tool configured to be selectively coupled to each other or one of either the first end and second end of the body.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308090

Blade-switchable utility knife

A blade-switchable utility knife of the present invention comprises a housing, a blade slider, a slide actuator, a switch actuator, a pair of blades and a pair of restoring elements. By manipulating the switch actuator, one of the pair of blades is capable of moving together with the blade slider. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308089

Shaving razor cartridge

A wet shaving cartridge comprising with a housing having a guard, a cap, and a pair of spaced apart interior walls between the cap and the guard. A blade retention bump is positioned on at least one of the spaced apart interior walls. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308088

Shaving device with improved contour following

A shaving head (3) comprises at least one cutting unit (4) in which an external cutting member (5) which has a function in contacting skin to be subjected to a shaving action is arranged, and which is suspended relative to a holder (8) of the shaving head (3) through suspension means. In particular, the suspension means comprise at least two pivot constructions, wherein one pivot construction enables a member (9) of the suspension means to be pivotable relative to the holder (8), and wherein another pivot construction enables the external cutting member (5) to be pivotable relative to the suspension member (9) as mentioned. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308087

Combination shaving and trimming device

A combination shaving and trimming device includes a handle having an upper end and lower end, a powered trimmer disposed adjacent the upper end, a wet-shaving razor attachment adapted for mounting over the trimmer onto the upper end of the handle. The combination shaving and trimming device includes alignment guides providing one way attachment of the wet-shaving razor attachment to the trimmer.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308086

Low friction butterfly ring

A butterfly valve for controlling the flow of fluid within a bore, including a butterfly and at least one ring extending at least one of substantially and completely around a perimeter of the butterfly and adapted to develop an expansion force in the radial direction when the at least one ring is in a contracted state with respect to the radial direction, wherein the at least one ring is secured to the butterfly in the contracted state and radial expansion due to the developed expansion force of the at least one ring is effectively restrained, wherein the butterfly valve is adapted to operate, when placed in a bore, without friction or substantially without friction between the at least one ring and the bore when the butterfly valve is placed in a closed position within the bore.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308085

Method of servicing an airfoil assembly for use in a gas turbine engine

A method of servicing an airfoil for use in a gas turbine engine. The airfoil assembly is defined by a base material and includes an airfoil and a platform from which the airfoil extends. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308084

Method for manufacturing heat resisting member applicable to an exhaust gas guide assembly with improved heat resistance for vgs turbocharger

An exhaust gas guide assembly with an improved high-temperature wear resistance, oxidation resistance, high-temperature strength or the like for a vgs turbocharger is provided. According to the invention, the exhaust gas guide assembly for a vgs turbocharger includes adjustable blades, a turbine frame and an adjusting mechanism is characterized in that a heat resisting member constitutes the exhaust gas guide assembly to remarkably enhance high-temperature durability or the like of the exhaust gas guide assembly.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308083

Device for repairing the casing holder of an aeronautical engine

A device for repairing a casing holder of an aeronautical engine extending radially relative to the engine rotational axis and including a plurality of lips, each having a hole drilled therein and evenly distributed on the circumference of the holder. The device includes at least one reinforcement holder that can be attached to clean lips of the case holder via through-holes or blind-holes, the reinforcement holder having two orthogonal planes of symmetry. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308082

Method for manufacturing multilayer printed circuit board with plated through holes

A method for manufacturing multilayer printed circuit board includes steps below. A first copper clad laminate includes a central portion and a peripheral portion is provided. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308081

Component mounting method and component mounting apparatus

A component mounting method of mounting a component onto a board by a component mounting apparatus (200) which includes a transportation device (220) having a plurality of rails capable of transporting a plurality of boards in parallel, and the method includes: positioning the rails (s108 to s112) so that a center of a mounting area in a forward-backward direction is at an intermediate position between two component supply units (211a, 211b), the mounting area covering an area in which two mounting heads (213a, 213b) mount components on one or more of the boards which are transported by the transportation device (220), and the intermediate position being equally distant in the forward-backward direction from the two mounting supply units (211a, 211b); and alternately mounting (s114) the components in the mounting area by the two mounting heads (213a, 213b).. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308080

Method for testing a contact structure

A method of testing a contact structure including exposing a gold layer of at least one contact structure of a support structure to a solution including glacial acetic acid and nitric acid; and determining a porosity of the gold layer of at least one contact structure after the exposing.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308079

Flex-rigid wiring board and method of manufacturing the same

A flex-rigid wiring board includes a flexible board including a flexible substrate and a conductor pattern formed over the flexible substrate, a non-flexible substrate disposed adjacent to the flexible board, an insulating layer covering the flexible board and the non-flexible substrate and exposing one or more portions of the flexible board, a conductor pattern formed on the insulating layer, and a plating layer connecting the conductor pattern of the flexible board and the conductor pattern on the insulating layer.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308078

Technique for limiting transmission of fault current

Several embodiments of a novel technique for limiting transmission of fault current are disclosed. Current power distribution systems typically have an impedance, or reactor, on the output of the network equipment to limit current in the case of a fault condition. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308077

Fiber-based electric device

A method of manufacturing a fiber-based electric apparatus includes providing an elongate, flexible fiber core and layering an electric device on the fiber core.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308076

Apparatus for manufacturing liquid crystal display panel

An apparatus for manufacturing a liquid crystal display panel, using a flexible substrate under atmospheric pressure. The apparatus includes a transferring unit for transferring a first substrate in a first direction so as to make the first substrate pass an attaching position for attaching the first substrate to a second substrate; and an attaching unit for attaching the first and second substrates passing the attaching position, wherein the attaching unit includes first and second rotating members respectively connected on one side and the other side of the second substrate so as to provide tension to the second substrate, wherein the first rotating member attaches the first and second substrates passing the attaching position.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308075

Vehicle assembly line

A vehicle assembly line includes a plurality of carriers that support respective vehicle bodies to which vehicle underbody parts, which are parts that are fitted to the vehicle bodies from below the vehicle bodies, are fitted, and convey the vehicle bodies along the vehicle assembly line. The carriers support the vehicle bodies in such a manner that the longitudinal direction of each of the vehicle bodies is perpendicular to the conveyance direction in which the vehicle bodies are conveyed.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308074

Perpendicular magnetic recording head laminated with afm-fm phase change material

A pmr writer is disclosed that minimizes pole erasure during non-writing and maximize write field during writing through an afm-fm phase change material that is in an afm state during non-writing and switches to a fm state by heating during writing. The main pole layer including the write pole may be comprised of a laminated structure having a plurality of “n” ferromagnetic layers and “n−1” afm-fm phase change material layers arranged in an alternating manner. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308073

Magnetic disk manufacturing support method and magnetic disk manufacturing method

A defect inspection is performed for each of glass substrates by a surface defect detector. The distance from the center of the glass substrate to a detected defect, as a radius of a nonmagnetic region to be formed circular, is recorded along with an id assigned to the glass substrate. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308072

Open pattern inductor

Various embodiments includes a stacked open pattern inductor fabricated above a semiconductor substrate. The stacked open pattern inductor includes a plurality of parallel open conducting patterns embedded in a magnetic oxide or in an insulator and a magnetic material. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308071

Liquid cooled permanent magnet rotor

A permanent magnet rotor for an electrical generator includes a rotor shaft and a rotor core mounted coaxially upon the rotor shaft. The rotor core defines a plurality of longitudinal core passages which include a segment of a rotor cooling circuit, and further includes a permanent magnet outer core component mounted on an inner core component and including a plurality of permanent magnets. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308070

Image apparatus production system, image apparatus inspection system, and image apparatus inspection method

Provided are an imaging device production system, an imaging device inspection system, and an imaging device inspection method. The imaging device production system includes a assembling process for assembling each components constituting an imaging device, an inspection process in which the imaging device assembled in he assembling process is continuously transferred without being stopped except for emergency when two inspection tasks adjacent to and different from each other are performed, and a packaging for packaging the imaging device which passes through the inspection tasks to confirm quality of the imaging device.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308069

Method of manufacturing cooling fin and package substrate with cooling fin

A method of manufacturing a cooling fin and package substrate that includes preparing a mold, which has a support base and a resin layer formed on the support base and including on a side thereof a groove, which is configured to form a cooling fin; printing fireable paste containing a carbon component on a side of the mold that has the groove configured to form a cooling fin; removing the support base to leave a cooling object; and firing the cooling object.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308068

Modified intubation tube and formation

A configuration of an endotrachael intubation tube is provided to facilitate placement of the endotrachael intubation tube in a trachea without aid of a laryngoscope. Further, means for shaping the configuration of the endotrachael intubation tube are provided. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308067

Positioning apparatus, a substrate processing apparatus and method for fixing a reference member

Provided is a positioning apparatus including: a reference member that is serving as a reference for positioning; a support part that supports the reference member; and a first fixing member provided on the support part that fixes the reference member and the support part or releases the fixing. The reference member is connected to the support part in a movable state and fixed to the support part by the first fixing member after a position is determined. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308066

Simultaneous integral milling operation machine

A machining apparatus and method of machining a work piece are provided. The method generally includes machining a plurality of independent surfaces of the work piece as the work piece travels along a work path and through a plurality of machining stations in a single pass. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308065

Captive screw installation method

A captive screw installation method includes the step of riveting a barrel to a panel frame, the step of coating a coating on the surface the barrel and the surface of the panel frame, the step of fastening a lock screw to a plastic knob and a spring member to the locks crew, the step of inserting the lock screw and the spring member into the barrel and then coupling the knob to the barrel. The barrel of the captive screw is riveted to the panel frame prior to coating, avoiding damage to the coating during installation.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308064

Production method for a shredding device

The present invention relates to a method for producing a machine casing of a shredding device, comprising the steps of providing component parts and/or assembly groups of the machine casing of the shredding device; providing retaining ring bots; and connecting at least some of the component parts and/or assembly groups of the machine casing to each other by means of the retaining bolt rings.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308063

Connectors for forming joints between pieces of finished lumber and methods relating to same

A connector for use in forming a joint between pieces of finished lumber features interconnected sleeves having respective open ends facing in different directions at outer ends of the sleeves opposite interconnected inner ends thereof for receiving ends of respective pieces of finished lumber. Each sleeve has four sides, two of which are defined by opposing side walls that are each flexible relative to a third wall interconnecting the two opposing side walls so that the opposing side walls are movable toward and away from one another to selectively change a width of a fourth side of the sleeve to accommodate variation between different pieces of finished lumber. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308062

Modular ratchet cap

A method of assembling selected modular ratchet cap assemblies. In one aspect, the method includes the acts of providing identical threaded portions, providing identical cover portions, providing a first vent module, providing a second vent module different from the first vent module, selecting the first vent module and coupling together the first vent module with one of the identical threaded portions and one of the identical cover portions to form a first cap assembly, and selecting the second vent module and coupling together the second vent module with another one of the identical threaded portions and another one of the identical cover portions to form a second cap assembly. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308061

Stable non-aqueous single phase viscous vehicles and formulations utilizing such vehicles

This invention relates to stable non-aqueous single phase viscous vehicles and to formulations utilizing such vehicles. The formulations comprise at least one beneficial agent uniformly suspended in the vehicle. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308060

Mount for an optical structure and method of mounting an optical structure using such mount

An improved mount for, and method of mounting an, optical structure is provided. The mount has a protruding member extending from a surface of the optical structure, a base element having a mounting structure for mounting the mount to another structure and an upper element extending from the base element having a first opening extending therethrough for receipt therein of at least a portion of the protruding member. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308059

Manufacturing method of liquid-cooled jacket

Provided is a method of producing a liquid-cooled jacket wherein deformation of a seal body can be minimized. A method of producing a liquid-cooled jacket constituted by fixing a seal body which seals the opening of a recess, by friction stir welding, to a jacket body having a partially opening recess through which heat transport fluid for transporting heat generated by a heat generating body to the outside flows, wherein the seal body is mounted on a supporting surface which is formed at the peripheral edge of the opening of the recess in the jacket body and consists of the bottom surface of a step lower than the surface of the jacket body, the side surface of the step of the jacket body and the outer circumferential surface of the seal body are butted each other, a plasticized region is formed by making one round of a rotary tool which is equipped with a stir pin having a length greater than the thickness of the seal body round along the butting portion of the side surface of the step of the jacket body and the outer circumferential surface of the seal body, and then the seal body is welded to the jacket body.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308058

Method and apparatus for retrieving and placing tie plates

A vehicle comprising a machine having wheels, a placing conveyor secured to the machine and having a distal end with a drop mechanism, a trigger operatively connected to a door in the drop mechanism, and wherein the drop mechanism door is opened over a railroad tie when the trigger contacts an edge of the railroad tie with the machine moving.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308057

Device to open buckles for child safety seats

A device to open buckles for child safety seats includes a first jaw having a first handle and a gripping surface adapted to press against the rear surface of the buckle; and a second jaw having a second handle and a knob that extends generally perpendicular to the second jaw. The first jaw is pivotally connected to the second jaw so that when the first handle is forced toward the second handle, the knob is urged toward the gripping surface so as to compress the button toward the rear surface, thereby opening the buckle. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308056

Improvements to work attachment assemblies

A method of releasing a work attachment from a coupler (2), wherein the work attachment is secured to the coupler via two pins held within two jaws (5, 7), the method including the steps of: (a) moving a jaw (7) to release a first pin (b) changing the orientation of the coupler (2) and work attachment relative to each other (c) moving the jaw (7) in the opposite direction to that in step (a); characterised by the step of: (d) moving the jaw (7) in the opposite direction to that in step (c) characterised in that the action of step (c) moves a safety link (17) to a release position, thereby allowing a locking portion (10) to release a second pin from a jaw in step (d).. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308055

Setting device with a variable setting stroke adjustment

Setting device with a variable setting stroke adjustment and method of setting the setting stroke of setting device. Setting device includes a housing, a pulling rod structured and arranged for movement in an axial direction, an adjustably positionable stop element structured and arranged to adjustably limit a setting stroke of the pulling rod, and a locking element movable between a closed position and an adjustment position. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308054

Weatherstrip insertion apparatus and method

Weatherstripping is inserted in an extrusion on-line with an extruder which provides the extrusion as it moves towards a station. The extrusion at such station is pulled and cut into sections from which frames of windows are fabricated by fabricators, thereby avoiding the need for insertion of the weatherstrip into the sections offline by the window fabricator. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308053

Capacitor forming method

The capacitor forming method utilizes a plurality of metal sheet manipulating rollers and a glass supply, which, in combination, make a metal-glass laminate and glass or devitrifying glass dielectric to form a capacitor. Several embodiments of the method manufacture ferroelectric crystal dielectrics by utilizing heat-treatment and annealing to form and devitrify glass while the glass is in a metal-glass spool or flat form.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308052

Method for producing crankshaft and production apparatus therefor

A preformed product of a crankshaft is formed in a shape smaller than a shape of a cavity of a separatable die set 1103 composed of an upper die and a lower die and is disposed in the cavity of the die set 1103 as a material m. The cavity of the die set 1103 matches a required shape of the crankshaft. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308051

Method for manufacturing weaving material from nonwoven

The present invention provides a method for producing thread using nonwoven, which discloses that nonwoven having different materials is slit first to get a plurality of nonwoven threads and then the nonwoven threads are used for performing a twisting process to get a plurality of nonwoven yarns. In the twisting process, each of the nonwoven threads has different materials, so that the nonwoven yarns have good mechanical characteristic and can be added for producing textiles with various functionalities.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308050

Slider for water-resistant zippers

The water-resistant zipper includes first and second profiles which are interlocked or separated by the movement of a slider. A triangular island and separating plow are formed at the opening end to separate the first and second profiles. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308049

Wire fastening band

A wire fastening band is made by a soft material and can be sheathed on a wire by using a commissure formed on a sleeve. The sleeve is extended with a wrapping member to fix and fasten the collected wire. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308048

Clip with magnetic detent for securing lighter to pack of cigarettes

A resilient clip can be secured to a pack of cigarettes. The clip comprising a pair of parallel legs joined by a u-shaped, upwardly opening bend; the clip is slipped into engagement with the pack of cigarettes, and one wall of the pack is grasped therebetween. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308047

Pull tight seal or cable tie with break-away tail

A flexible tie including a head having a first cross-sectional geometry and a tail extending from the head in a longitudinal direction and having a second cross-sectional geometry different from the first cross-sectional geometry. The tie includes a lock disposed on the head and including a passage configured to receive the tail and a plurality of barbs disposed on the tail and configured to pass through the passage in the lock in a first direction, and configured to be restricted from retreating through the passage in a second direction opposite to the first direction. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308046

Harnessing apparatus for organizing and preventing the entanglement of tubes, wires, cables, and the like

The present invention is a harnessing apparatus to manage, organize, and prevent the entanglement of tubes, wires, cables, and the like, comprising a base and a cover that are hingedly connected to one another and having a plurality of flexible teeth that physically separate the tubes, wires, and cables so as to keep them organized and prevent their entanglement. The preferred embodiment of the present invention relates to a harnessing apparatus that is used in a healthcare facility setting to organize and prevent the entanglement of intravenous (iv) tubes and other monitoring wires and cables connected directly to a patient. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308045

Handle device of work machine

A work machine handle device having a foldable handle is disclosed. As the handle is to be changed from a folded-up state to a use state, the handle is turned about a frame as a turning fulcrum. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308044

Carry handle

A self contained disposable bonded carry handle comprised of a layer of bonding material having a bottom side and a top side being coated with a pressure sensitive adhesive, said top side being coated with pressure sensitive adhesive about the periphery, at least one flexible handle having a first end and a second end affixed to the pressure sensitive adhesive on the top side of the bonding layer such that the center portion of the handle is movable and foldable, a protective layer affixed to the adhesive layer on the top side of the bonding layer, said protective layer having an opening to allow for access to the handle, and a surface layer having a centralized hole and a bottom layer substantially coated with pressure sensitive adhesive, said bottom layer affixed to the protective layer such that the handle passes through the centralized hole.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308043

Hinge device

According to an aspect of the present invention, a hinge device includes: a shaft part having a protruding part; and a bearing part having an insert hole into which the protruding part is inserted. A first plane part is formed on an outer peripheral surface of the protruding part so as to extend in an axial direction thereof. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308042

Receptacle repair insert

Herein disclosed is a receptacle repair insert, which may have an insert body with at least an outer surface. The outer surface may have a first shape and be effective to attach to a receptacle body having at least an inner surface with a second shape. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308041

Integrated locking hinge

A locking hinge that includes a first hinge element including a body defining a first hole and a second hinge element including a body defining a second hole. The locking hinge also includes a dowel assembled through the first hole in the first hinge element and the second hole in the second hinge element defining a hinge joint axis permitting translation of the second hinge element relative to the first hinge element along a first axis and a second axis, and rotation of the second hinge element relative to the first hinge element.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308040

Handle device of work machine

A work machine handle device includes a handle foldable relative to a frame. The frame has a handle support part about which the handle turns. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308039

Apparatus and method for purging particles from an actuator

An apparatus for removing particles from a shaft includes a housing having a bore that receives the shaft. The housing includes an inlet port coupled to a pressurized fluid supply, a manifold chamber in communication with the inlet port, and a plurality of bores in communication with the manifold chamber and adjacent the shaft such that the fluid flowing through the bores impinges on the shaft. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308038

Vacuum cleaner

A vacuum cleaner (2) having a body (4) having a floorhead (6) and an elongate handle (14) pivotably mounted to the body is disclosed. A door (24) is provided on an end (20) of a collection chamber (12) opposite to a clean air outlet, and a coarse filter (32) and fine filter (46) are located within the collection chamber for separating out debris entrained with dirty air and depositing the debris in the collection chamber. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308037

Vacuum cleaner

The present disclosure relates to a vacuum cleaner comprising an electric motor (3) and a blower (5), producing an air flow (9) through the vacuum cleaner. The electric motor and the blower are placed on a common vertical axis (17). ...

12/22/11 / #20110308036

Dustcup

It is presented a dust cup housing (11) comprising a filter assembly which comprises an outer filter (25) and an inner filter (24). The outer filter and inner filter are formed as receptacles and the inner filter is slidably insertable into the outer filter. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308035

Pet vacuum cleaner

A hand-held cleaning device that utilizes a low-power, low-torque motor coupled to an impeller for creating a vacuum. The device includes a contact head having a plurality of protrusions formed on its top surface. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308034

Vacuum aid system and method for total body cleansing

A portable vacuum cleansing system and method having a variable suction control, multiple cleaning head attachments, and an oscillating mechanism for exfoliating and deep cleaning various body parts. The system also preferably includes a uv led light source for illumination and antimicrobial treatment. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308033

Directional atomizer system for cleaning chandeliers

An apparatus for cleaning chandeliers includes a hand-held jet gun having a proximal end connected to a source of hot water under positive pressure and a distal end having a spray head for discharging hot water under pressure in a spray pattern. A hand-held vacuum shield has at least one vacuum inlet connected to a source of negative pressure. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308032

Wringer

A wringer has a support surface and a first wringer surface depending from the support surface to a second wringer surface having perforations and curving to a free edge substantially below the support surface. The second wringer surface may be curved in an approximately 180 degree arc. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308031

Molded lip brush

The invention relates to a cosmetic brush having a handle with the longitudinal axis lh and having a brush applicator adjoining the handle; the brush applicator is composed of a bending element that is flexible in at least one plane, has a longitudinal axis ls, and has a set of bristles composed of a plurality of bristles that are integrally injection-molded onto its distal end, whose longitudinal axes lb extend (entirely or essentially) parallel to the longitudinal axis ls.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308030

Oral care system, kit and method

An oral care system comprising an oral care implement, such as a toothbrush, and dispenser containing a fluid detachably coupled to the toothbrush. In one embodiment, the dispenser includes a reservoir containing a fluid and a rotatable actuator for dispensing the fluid from the dispenser; and the dispenser is alterable between: (i) a storage state in which the dispenser is detachably coupled to the toothbrush and a mechanical interference between a portion of the rotatable actuator and a portion of the toothbrush prohibits rotation of the rotatable actuator relative to the toothbrush; and (ii) an application state in which a user can rotate the rotatable actuator to dispense the fluid from the dispenser.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308029

Bristle configuration

A bristle configuration providing enhanced cleaning of teeth. At least one elongated bristle tuft is formed to at least partially enclose an area, and a complementary-shaped tuft is provided in the at least partially enclosed area. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308028

Toothbrush with elastomer filled flexible head

A toothbrush having a handle, a head, and a neck extending between the handle and the head is disclosed. The handle having one or more elastomeric handle regions. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308027

Attachable & detachable painter's tool

A painter's tool comprising: a handle and a working arm attached to said handle by means of a polygon shaped mating connection to prevent movement of said working arm relative to handle when in use, said polygon shaped mating connection further having a mating connection comprising a male polygon protrusion inserted into a female polygon cavity such that the mating connection prevents said working arm from moving in relation to said handle when in use.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308026

Oral care implement

An oral care implement and method for forming the same is provided. The oral care implement comprises a handle and a head having a base structure. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308025

Rotating cleaning device

A cleaning implement comprising a base member having opposing top and bottom surfaces and at least one side surface. A handle is connected to the top surface of the base member and a first cleaning material is attached to the bottom surface of the base member. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308024

Oral brushing devices and/or methods

An oral cleansing device or method, the device including a handle including a housing structure; at least one control assembly disposed within the housing structure; and, a connection shaft assembly including at least a first shaft stemming from the housing structure; and, a first brush assembly adapted to be connected to the first shaft, the brush assembly including bristles for contacting at least the tooth crown and at least one or both of the lingual and bucal tooth surfaces; the control assembly being adapted to provide an oscillatory or vibratory movement to the brush assembly.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308023

Laundering machine and method

The present invention relates to laundering machine and method. The laundering machine includes a tub for holding washing water, a drum rotatably mounted in the tub, a driving unit for rotating the drum, and a control unit for carrying out a washing process such that a washing course (s240) is started at a starting time of scheduled operation and a standby time period is provided before a spinning course (s260). ...

12/22/11 / #20110308022

Flame resistant fabrics and process for making

A process for imparting flame resistance and the flame resistant fabrics produced by such process are provided. The process for imparting flame resistant properties involves treating a target fabric with one or more flame retardant chemicals (and, preferably, a softening agent) and then curing the treated fabric to durably affix the flame retardant to the fabric. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308021

Pipe deburrer with replaceable tool head

A pipe deburrer with replaceable tool head comprises a working end the tool head of which can be replaced as desired, and the working end is provided with a control element to control the tool head to engage with or disengage from the inserting groove of the working end, thus improving the convenience in use, increasing the working efficiency while reducing the tool cost.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308020

Multi-layer support system

In various embodiments, a support system includes a multi-layer support system with a number of layers. Systems and methods of removing moisture vapor from an environment surrounding patient are disclosed that accomplish such removal.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308019

Body position and pressure control apparatus

A body position and pressure control apparatus is provided capable of highly accurately detecting body pressure distribution without causing a sense of discomfort for a sleeper, changing body positions, and distributing body pressure. The body position and pressure control apparatus has a mattress provided with a plurality of divided portions and supporting a sleeper, an elastomer sensor, and a body pressure adjuster controlling each of the divided portions based on an instruction from the elastomer sensor and thereby changing the body pressure distribution of the sleeper. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308018

Bedding straightening mechanism

C) turbine connected to air ducts which through connectors are attached to sheets and blankets to be straightened over a period of time to leave them straightened.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308017

Automatic fecal and urinary treatment device

An automatic fecal and urinary treatment device includes: a mattress which has an approximately rectangular mounting hole formed in an approximately center portion thereof; a pedestal which has an upper surface of a concave arcuate shape and is configured to be fitted into the mounting hole; a support frame body which is mounted on the pedestal and has an outer bottom surface of a convex arcuate shape which conforms with the upper surface of a concave arcuate shape so as to allow the lateral swinging of the support frame body on the pedestal; a buttock placing pad which is mounted on an upper surface of the support frame body and forms a u-shaped cutout space in a center portion thereof; and a fecal and urinary treatment unit which is loosely fitted into the u-shaped cutout space formed in the buttock placing pad and is configured to perform washing of buttocks and private parts and discharging of urine and stools to the outside.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308016

Patient support systems for use with radiation therapy systems and other applications

An apparatus for supporting a patient in radiation therapy and other applications. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a support structure and a panel carried by the support structure. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308015

Fitted mattress cover with integrated sensor elements for monitoring the presence of a person on a mattress

A bedding system component that provides for the incorporation of sensor elements into a fitted mattress cover for the detection of dielectric shift induced capacitance changes for the monitoring of the presence or absence of a person in a medical bed. The mattress cover is preferably fitted so as to be securely retained over and around the standard sized hospital patient beds. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308014

Bed sheet clasps

A clasp for a bed sheet, the clasp including a plate, the plate defining at least two fasteners for releasably engaging a loop on a bed sheet, and affixing elements for affixing the plate to a portion of a bed, and a method for forming the clasp.. . ...

12/22/11 / #20110308013

Bed valance

Provided is a bed cover device for a bed having a mattress support unit, and a mattress for positioning on the top surface of the support unit. A cover member substantially covers the opposed sides and foot end, and a retention arrangement retains the cover member on the top surface. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308012

Foldable bed frame

A foldable bed frame that can be easily installed, folded and transported having first and second sets of longitudinal supports spaced apart and parallel to each other where each longitudinal support includes two longitudinal support extensions pivotally coupled to each other to form a linear base support when the bed frame is in an open position. The longitudinal supports are pivotally coupled to a plurality of leg assemblies comprising a first leg and a second leg pivotally coupled to each other to form x-shaped vertical supports. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308011

Baby crib

A baby crib comprises a support frame, and a bassinet connected with the support frame. The bassinet includes a bottom board, an enclosure and a cover element. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308010

Aircraft sink with integrated waste disposal function

A sink system includes a sink coupled to a storage area. The storage area is coupled to a bypass line and a common line, and a vacuum blower may apply pressure to the common line. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308009

Bathroom and/or kitchen sink having a drain integrated in the body thereof as a single piece during the manufacture of same

The present invention relates to a bathroom sink (2) and/or a kitchen sink (3) to be placed on and/or housed in a worktop and having an extra-flat drain integrated in the body thereof. The integrated extra-flat drain is designed and shaped in the body of the bathroom and/or kitchen sink during the manufacture of the same.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308008

Shower drain adapter

A shower drain adapter configured to allow use of a bondable waterproof membrane with a shower pan drain system comprises a drain body and a lower mating flange extending from the drain body. The lower mating flange is operable to mate with an upper portion of a body of a shower pan drain installable on a waste pipe. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308007

Shower footrest

A footrest for a shower is disclosed. The footrest is adapted to be mounted in a corner of a shower stall. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308006

Pumped shower apparatus

Pumped shower apparatus (10) comprises a shower head (14) for discharging shower water, a showering surface (16) below the shower head (14), a drain unit (18) at the showering surface (16) for receiving runoff shower water, a pump (20) for moving water from the drain unit (18) to a drain (22), and water-noise monitoring and control apparatus for optimising the speed of the pump (20) whilst eliminating or reducing water noise from, at or adjacent to the drain unit (18). The water-noise monitoring and control apparatus includes water-noise monitoring means (24, 48) for monitoring water noise from, at or adjacent to a drain unit (18) of the shower installation, and a controller (26) for automatically controlling a pump (20) of the shower installation based on an output of the water-noise monitoring means (24, 48).. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308005

Method and apparatus for bathing

Disclosed herein is a swiveling seat for a bathtub or bathtub/shower combination. The rotating seat has a support structure that locates the seat securely above, and on the sidewall, of a bathtub. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308004

Security system for artificial water bodies

The embodiments herein provide a security system for a water body. The system includes a reticular structure arranged on a ground level, an electromotor, an electro hydraulic circuit with a plurality of hydraulic components placed in the water body, a central controlling unit, and a remote controller. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308003

Spa having a retractable cover

An articulating cover member for covering an opening, such as a spa, includes a plurality of pivotally connected door panels wherein each of the door panels include at least one longitudinally-extending tubular member and at least one longitudinally-extending attachment member associated with a longitudinal edge portion of the at least one tubular member. The at least one longitudinally-extending attachment member is configured for cooperation with an attachment member extending along a longitudinal edge portion of the tubular member of an adjacent door panel for pivotally connecting the door panels. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308002

Polypropylene laminate solid pool cover with recyclability

A light weight, durable, easily recyclable pool cover includes a fabric covering with reinforcing and attachment straps wherein, the reinforcing and attachment straps are attached to said fabric in a criss-crossed pattern. The fabric covering and the straps are produced from a single polymer consisting of polypropylene. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308001

Toilet bowl

The invention relates to a bathroom toilet bowl with a water flush tank, a urinal, a seat and a cover. So that the toilet bowl is known for improved technical and hygienic properties, along with complete protection against soiling of the toilet seat and the surroundings of the toilet bowl, the urinal additionally has a hollow half-ring, arranged in the upper portion of the urinal. ...

12/22/11 / #20110308000

Anti-reverse device to block and prevent waste water in a toilet bowl from flowing backward

An anti-reverse device includes a handle, a blocking member secured on the handle, a fixing plate mounted on the handle, and an adjusting sleeve movably mounted on the handle and abutting the fixing plate. Thus, the fixing plate is fixed on the flange of the toilet bowl, and the blocking member is fixed on the draining port of the toilet bowl to lock the anti-reverse device onto toilet bowl so that the blocking member can block the draining port of the toilet bowl closely and tightly to prevent the waste water from flowing back from the draining port of the toilet bowl due to an irregular pressure condition such that the waste water is stopped and will not flow outward from the toilet bowl.. ...

12/22/11 / #20110307999

Soft chest protector

An impact protection device may include a front protective assembly and a rear protective assembly. The front protective assembly and/or the rear protective assembly may include protective pads that can be removed in order to better accommodate a neck brace. ...

12/22/11 / #20110307998

Article of apparel with detachably-secured attachment components

An article of apparel may include a base component and an attachment component. The base component may be formed from a plurality of joined material elements, with at least one of the material elements including a first part of a hook-and-loop fastening system. ...

12/22/11 / #20110307997

Protective headgear

A protective headgear device including a fabric cap (102) into which a hard shell (120) of reinforced fibers is inserted. A foam liner 140 or foam inserts (1500) are secured to the hard outer shell 120 and serve a shock absorbing function. ...

12/22/11 / #20110307996

Mens support nethergarment

A mens support nethergarment (10) having a main body (12) for surrounding the lower body of the wearer and a waist opening (14) located at an upper end of the main body (12). The main body (12) has a front panel section (16) and a rear panel section (18) each formed of knitted or woven fabric. ...

12/22/11 / #20110307995

Flip-up shirt collar brace

A flip-up shirt collar brace. The preferred brace resides invisibly beneath and behind the user's shirt collar when not in use. ...

12/22/11 / #20110307994

Article of clothing with display attachments

An article of clothing is provided comprising a torso portion including a front section defining the front surface of the torso portion. The front section includes an exterior surface and an interior surface. ...

12/22/11 / #20110307993

Wader with quick-release system for evacuation of water

A wader with a quick-release system for evacuation of water from the wader comprising: a wader having two pant legs, two foot coverings and a crotch area; a waterproof fastener that extends circumferentially around each pant leg at the seam between the pant leg and the foot covering; and a component that is attached to a jerk line and to the upper portion of the waterproof fastener. The jerk line extends from the upper portion of the waterproof fastener vertically up one pant leg to the crotch area of the wader and vertically down the other pant leg. ...

12/22/11 / #20110307992

Convertible garment

A convertible garment that may be configured and worn in multiple styles. In one embodiment, the garment includes configurable openings through which arms may be extended, permitting the garment to be worn in an over the shoulder style when the configurable openings are in the open position. ...

12/22/11 / #20110307991

Shirt with lateral pocket for holding cellphone or the like

The present disclosure relates to a torso-covering garment having a laterally accessible interior pocket in the side-torso area under the arm for storing personal items, such as mobile phone or a wallet. In one embodiment, the pocket includes a substantially vertical upper opening and a freely hanging elongated enclosure located below the opening. ...

12/22/11 / #20110307990

Ballistic and impact protective visor system for military helmet assembly

A visor for a helmet includes a lens having a top edge that slopes downward from a top center point to first right and left curve points, at the first curve points the top edge begins to slope more aggressively toward second right and left curve points, and more aggressively toward right and left side edge points. A plane of sight along the vertical extent of the lens is displaced above the plane intersecting the side edge points. ...

12/15/11 / #the method is characterized by several steps. in step 1, the raw mixture (1) is supplied from a mixture container (2) via an application apparatus (3) and applied to a glass fleece strip (4) in the form of segments (5). the glass fleece strip (4) lies on a linked chain. the application height is adjusted by a wiper (6). in step 2, the segments (5) on the glass fleece strip (4) pass through the expansion oven (7) with various heat zones (8). in step 3 at the end of the expansion oven (7) pre-cooling takes place. the externally hardened segments (5) are tilted onto a cross slide (10) and transported into an annealing lehr (11).

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12/15/11 / #the invention relates to a knife comprising a housing (11) in which a blade support (12) can move between at least one safety position and at least one cutting position, with an actuator (16), wherein movement of the actuator (16) from a starting position into an actuating position shifts the blade support (12) from the safety position into a first cutting position, wherein a connecting linkage (17) is fixedly connected by a first pivot (g2) to the blade support (12) and by a second pivot (g4) to an actuating element (19) of the actuator (16).

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12/15/11 / #task of the invention is a method and the required auxiliary devices for producing foamed glass, in particular for producing foamed glass plate.

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12/15/11 / #specific auxiliary devices are an application apparatus (3), a special expansion oven (7) and equipment for transporting foamed glass blocks during the production of foamed glass.

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12/15/11 / #disclosed herein is a rectifier circuit of a wireless power transmission system, the rectifier circuit including: a rectifying unit rectifying an rf signal inputted through an rf input stage in a half-wave rectification type; an impedance matching unit installed between the rf input stage and the rectifying unit to match an impedance between the rf input stage and the rectifying unit; and a filtering unit filtering the signal rectified by the rectifying unit, thereby removing a radio frequency component and reducing a radio frequency ringing phenomenon, and thus, improving the efficiency of the rectifier circuit.

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12/15/11 / #a method for bleach-whitening of synthetic textile material is provided comprising contacting said textile material with

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12/15/11 / #a cap according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a head receiving portion stretchable along at least one direction and worn on the head, a sweat absorbing member disposed along a lower edge of the head receiving portion, absorbing sweat from the forehead, and is partly stretchable along the head circumferential direction of the head receiving portion,

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12/15/11 / #20110302966

Method for manufacturing a primary preform

The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a primary preform for optical fibres, using an internal vapour deposition process, wherein a gas flow of doped undoped glass-forming gases is supplied to the interior of a hollow substrate tube having a supply side and a discharge side via the supply side thereof, wherein deposition of glass layers on the interior of the substrate tube is effected as a result of the presence of a reaction zone.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302965

Thermal control of the bead portion of a glass ribbon

Methods and apparatus for controlling the stress in, and the shape of, the glass ribbon (15) formed in a downdraw glass manufacturing process (e.g., the fusion downdraw process) are provided. In certain embodiments, the control is achieved by cooling the bead portions (21a, 21b) of the ribbon (15) at a rate which provides a heat flux q″b at the thickest part of the bead (23a, 23b) which is given by q″b=q″q+Δq″, where (i) q″q is the heat flux at a transverse position adjacent to the bead portion (21a, 21b) at which the ribbon's thickness equals 1.05*tcenter, where tcenter is the final thickness at the ribbon's center line (17), and (ii) Δq″≧(tb/tq−1)q″q+10 kilowatts/meter2, where tb is the thickness of the thickest part of the bead portion. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302964

Method, station and system for press forming glass sheets

A method, press station (12), and system (10) for forming glass sheets that are initially formed with an upwardly concave curved shape with end portions (86) and an intermediate portion (88) having straight line elements that are subsequently formed with curved shapes to provide curvature along transverse directions. The forming is performed by initially providing curvature to the straight line elements of the glass sheet end portions while the intermediate portion (88) still has the straight line elements. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302963

Method for the production of solar grade silicon

The present invention relates to a method for the preparation of solar grade silicon comprising crystallization of large high purity silicon crystals in a hyper eutectic binary or ternary alloy containing silicon, or a refined silicon melt, wherein small silicon crystals are added to the melt and the resulting large silicon crystals are separated from the melt. The separation may be performed by centrifugation or filtration.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302962

Method for producing clear glass or clear drawn glass by utilizing a special refining process

A method to produce a clear glass or a clear drawn glass includes the steps of melting starting materials to obtain a glass batch melt, refining the obtained glass batch melt, homogenizing the obtained glass batch melt, and producing a glass product in the drawing process. A sulfate refining agent, selected from an alkali-, alkaline earth- or zinc sulfate or mixtures thereof is utilized in a predetermined amount and a predefined refining temperature during refining of the glass batch melt which is 0° c. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302961

Method and auxiliary device for producing foam glass

The application area of the invention is the production of foamed glass plates.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302960

Gemstone cut shape providing a specific optical pattern

A gemstone cut with a table facet, where the gemstone receives existing light from around the viewer and the facets on the bottom of the diamond effectively reflect the existing light back into the eyes of the beholder in such a manner as to maximize light performance, and to produce a unique and distinct look of light in the form of a maltese cross under the table facet which can be observed in natural ambient light.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302959

Precious stone setting

The object of the present invention is a setting for a gemstone or diamond having a groove cut, based on gemstone or diamond shape, which acts as the setting. The groove in the gemstone or diamond is on the side surface or edge or other parameter which surrounds the face of the gemstone or diamond. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302958

Ring with markings for setting gemstones

A ring including a shank having indicators at predetermined locations on an inner surface of the shank, where the indicators identify preferred positions for setting gemstones. The preferred positions may be based on the number of and sizes of the gemstones and/or on a predetermined pattern.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302957

Communication system, device and method

A communication system for conveying needs between two individuals who cannot verbally communicate with one another. The system is especially useful for use with incapacitated patients and includes a plurality of items which represent several conditions that the patients may experience and which may be corrected by a caregiver. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302956

Rare gases recovery process for triple column oxygen plant

The present invention is a process for recovering rare gases from a multiple column oxygen plant, wherein the multiple column oxygen plant comprises a higher pressure column, a lower pressure column, a middle pressure intermediate column, and a low pressure intermediate column, said middle pressure intermediate column comprising a first bottom reboiler and said low pressure intermediate column comprising a second bottom reboiler. The process includes providing a first oxygen rich liquid stream containing rare gases from the higher pressure column, wherein said first oxygen rich liquid stream is introduced to the first bottom reboiler. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302955

Method for trapping co2 by solid cryocondensation in a turbine

The present invention relates to a method of capturing carbon dioxide in a fluid comprising at least one compound more volatile than carbon dioxide co2, for example methane ch4, oxygen o2, argon ar, nitrogen n2, carbon monoxide co, helium he and/or hydrogen h2.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302954

Rotary-type fluid machine and refrigeration cycle apparatus

A rotary-type fluid machine (10a) includes: a closed casing (1) having a bottom portion utilized as an oil reservoir, a rotary-type fluid mechanism (expansion mechanism) (15) that is provided in an upper portion of the closed casing (1) and in which working chambers (32, 33) in cylinders (22, 24) are partitioned into a suction side working chamber and a discharge side working chamber by vanes (28, 29), a shaft (5) having therein an oil supply passage (51) for supplying oil to the fluid mechanism (15), the shaft being connected to the fluid mechanism (15) and extending an oil reservoir (45), an oil pump (52) provided at a lower portion of the shaft (5), an oil retaining portion (65) for retaining oil, which is pumped up by the oil pump (52) and supplied through the oil supply passage (51), in a surrounding region around the fluid mechanism (15) to allow the partitioning members of the fluid mechanism (15) to be lubricated, the oil retaining portion formed so that the liquid level of the oil retained therein is positioned higher the lower face of the partitioning members (28, 29).. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302953

Collapsible food service system

A food service system is formed using a plurality of units capable of being interlocked together in a variety of customizable configurations. The units of the food service system include a food service bar with buffet pan chillers, a work table, a cashier station, and variety of connecting pieces for linking each of the units together. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302952

Cooling apparatus

The present invention relates to a cooling apparatus including a non-freezing apparatus which can stably store a liquid in a container in a supercooled state by maintaining an upper space receiving an upper portion of the container at a higher temperature than a lower space receiving a lower portion of the container. A cooling apparatus includes a cooling space, a door opening and closing the cooling space, and a non-freezing apparatus installed in the cooling space or the door, an upper space thereof being maintained in a higher temperature region than a lower space thereof. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302951

Refrigerator, ice maker for a refrigerator, and method for making ice

An ice maker for a refrigerator and a method for making ice are provided. The ice maker includes an ice-making tray configured to be disposed at one side of a refrigerating chamber, that stores water to be used to make ice, and an ice-making pipe that freezes the water stored in the ice-making tray. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302950

Ice maker and ice storage compartment air flow system

A refrigerator has an air duct that brings a supply of chilled air to an air flow pathway that leads to an ice maker. A low profile impeller within the pathway forces the chilled air toward the ice maker. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302949

Heat pump system

A heat pump system includes a first usage unit operable to perform a hot-water supply operation to heat an aqueous medium and a second usage unit operable to perform air-cooling and air-warming operations to cool or heat an air medium. The first and second usage units are both connected to a heat source unit in such a manner that the first and second usage units are incapable of individually selecting and performing a hot-water supply operation, an air-cooling operation, or an air-warming operation. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302948

Heat pump system

A heat pump system includes a heat source unit, a first usage unit, and a second usage unit. The heat source unit has a heat-source-side compressor, a heat-source-side heat exchanger, a heat-source-side blower, and a heat-source-side switching mechanism. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302947

Heat pump system

A heat pump system includes a refrigerant circuit, an inlet temperature sensor measuring a heat exchanger inlet temperature of an aqueous medium in a usage-side heat exchanger of the refrigerant circuit, an outlet temperature sensor measuring a heat exchanger outlet temperature of the aqueous medium in the usage-side heat exchanger, a variable-capacity circulating pump circulating the aqueous medium inside a hot-water circuit of a loop, and a controller. The controller controls refrigerant-side circulation rate in the refrigerant circuit to bring a temperature of the aqueous medium at the outlet of the usage-side heat exchanger to a targeted first target temperature, and operating capacity of the circulating pump to bring a medium temperature differential of the aqueous medium between the outlet and the inlet of the usage-side heat exchanger to a targeted second target temperature differential.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302946

Indirect evaporative cooler construction

A counter flow indirect evaporative heat exchanger (10) having vertically stacked alternate counter flow wet (14) and dry (12) passages where the wet passages are wetted during operation of the heat exchanger by wetting means (50, 52, 53, 54, 70, 72, 74, 76) travelling vertically of the stack. Elongately wetting of a small plurality of the total number of passages (14, 12) of the heat exchanger (10) occurs at a time during vertical travel of the wetting means.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302945

Temperature controlled storage and display device

A tank-less refrigerated display device having an open floor is configured to sit directly upon a floor in a facility such as a supermarket or other food product retail facility. The tank-less and floorless display device includes a front wall section that is substantially free of fans or other electrical components. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302944

Modular door system for refrigerated case

A modular door system is provided including at least one substantially transparent panel and a frame extending about a perimeter of the panel. The frame includes a pair of horizontal frame elements and a pair of vertical frame elements. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302943

Heat pump system

A heat pump system includes: a heat-source-side refrigerant circuit having a heat-source-side compressor, a first usage-side heat exchanger operable as a radiator of heat-source-side refrigerant, and a heat-source-side heat exchanger operable as an evaporator of heat-source-side refrigerant; and a usage-side refrigerant circuit having a usage-side compressor arranged to compress usage-side refrigerant with a pressure of the usage-side refrigerant corresponding to a saturated gas temperature of 65° c. That is 2.8 mpa or less at gauge pressure, a refrigerant-water heat exchanger operable as a radiator of usage-side refrigerant to heat an aqueous medium, and a first usage-side heat exchanger operable as an evaporator of usage-side refrigerant by the radiation of heat-source-side refrigerant. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302942

Environment control unit with reactive oxygen species generator

An environment control unit including an environment control system, a reactive oxygen species (ros) generator, and a controller. The refrigeration system and the ros generator positioned within a housing of the environment control unit and providing conditioned air to the interior of a cargo space to clean and condition air and surfaces within the cargo space.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302941

Air-conditioning apparatus

An air-conditioning apparatus has at least one intermediate heat exchanger that exchanges heat between a refrigerant changing in two phases or a refrigerant in a supercritical state and a heat medium such as water and anti-freezing fluid different from the refrigerant, a refrigeration cycle in which a compressor, a heat-source side heat exchanger, at least one expansion valve, and a refrigerant-side channel of the intermediate heat exchanger are connected via a pipeline through which the refrigerant flows, and a heat-medium circulation circuit in which a heat-medium side channel of the intermediate heat exchanger, a pump, and a use-side heat exchanger are connected via a pipeline through which the heat medium flows, in which in the heat-medium circulation circuit, a fourth temperature sensor that detects a temperature of the heat-medium flowing out of the use-side heat exchanger is provided, and leakage of the heat medium from the heat-medium circulation circuit is detected on the basis of a change amount of a detected temperature of the fourth temperature sensor.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302940

Refrigerator

The present invention relates to a refrigerator which can display a supercooled state or the proceeding degree of the supercooled state. The refrigerator includes a control apparatus which is formed in a storing space in which the cooling is performed, has a storing space composed of an upper space and a lower space between which the air or heat exchange is limited, stores a stored object in the storing space in a supercooled state, and controls the temperature of the upper space and the lower space, respectively. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302939

Cooling system with increased efficiency

A cooling system is disclosed. The cooling system may have an evaporator, an evaporator fan, a condenser, and at least one compressor. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302938

Control method for refrigerator

The present invention provides a control method for a refrigerator that can acquire a pump-down effect without performing an additional pump-down process and furthermore, efficiently utilize residual cool air remaining in a freezer evaporator.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302937

Demand defrost for heat pumps

A heat exchanger includes a motor that rotates a motor shaft to rotate a fan. An operating speed of the motor shaft determines an airflow through a heat exchanger coil. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302936

Refrigeration system having a variable speed compressor

A two-stage cascade refrigeration system is provided having a first refrigeration stage and a second refrigeration stage. The first refrigeration stage defines a first fluid circuit for circulating a first refrigerant, and has a first compressor, a condenser, and a first expansion device that is in fluid communication with the first fluid circuit. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302935

Liquid dispensing and automatic icemaking on non-plumbed refrigerator

The present invention is directed towards a refrigerator including a door, a liquid reservoir, a dispenser mounted at the door for dispensing liquid, the dispenser having an outlet located above the liquid reservoir, and a pump in communication with the dispenser. Further provided is a method of operating a refrigerator including the steps of providing a refrigerator comprising a refrigerator cabinet, a door attached to the refrigerator cabinet, a liquid reservoir, and a dispenser mounted at the door for dispensing liquid through the door, the dispenser having an outlet located above the liquid reservoir, providing a pump having an inlet in communication with the liquid in the liquid reservoir and an outlet in communication with the dispenser, and providing a user interface in communication with the pump, whereby selectively entering a dispensing function input into the interface actuates the pump.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302934

Supercooling system

The present invention relates to a supercooling system and a method for displaying a supercooled state which can accurately display a supercooled state of a stored object in spite of the external influence. The supercooling system includes a cooling apparatus including a storing unit storing a stored object, a cooling means cooling the storing unit, and a main control unit receiving external commercial power and controlling the cooling means to maintain the temperature in the storing unit at a temperature below at least the maximum ice crystal formation zone, and a supercooling apparatus including an independent storage room having a storing space therein to store an object and mounted and cooled in the storing unit, a temperature sensing unit sensing the temperature of the independent storage room, a temperature control means mounted in the independent storage room and controlling the internal temperature, a display unit displaying the state of the current control, and a sub-control unit controlling the temperature control means based on the sensed temperature from the temperature sensing unit to store the object received in the independent storage room in a supercooled state, and displaying the state of the stored object on the display unit with the proceeding of the cooling of the stored object or the storing space.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302933

Storage and supply system of liquefied and condensed hydrogen

A hydrogen storage and supply system comprises a storage vessel containing a liquefied or condensed hydrogen in sufficient contact with a catalyst inside the vessel. The storage vessel comprises an inner tank, an outer jacket, a vacuum insulation between said inner tank and outer jacket, and a catalyst disposed inside the inner tank, wherein the catalyst is capable of converting para-hydrogen to ortho-hydrogen at temperatures between about 20° k to about 80° k. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302932

Multi stage hydrogen compression & delivery system for internal combustion engines utilizing working fluid

The multi stage hydrogen compression and delivery system for internal combustion engines utilizing a working fluid (hcds-icwf-multi) consists of a thermally driven multi compression stage metal hydride hydrogen compressor in line with high pressure hydrogen storage tanks and a pressure regulating hydrogen delivery system that supplies a controlled release of hydrogen to the internal combustion engine. The working fluid carries the thermal energy needed to the metal hydride compression stages to drive the hydrogen compression. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302931

Cooling device

A cooling device includes a magnetocaloric unit disposed between a heat sink and a heat load, an electromagnet operably connected with the magnetocaloric unit, and at least one thermostat switch disposed between the magneto caloric unit and the heat load. The at least one thermostat switch is configured to make the magnetocaloric unit in contact with either the heat load or the heat sink according to a temperature of the magnetocaloric unit.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302930

Cooling device

A cooling device includes a magnetocaloric unit disposed between a heat sink and a heat load, an electromagnet operably connected with the magnetocaloric unit, and at least one refrigerant storage included in the magnetocaloric unit, wherein the magnetocaloric unit is cooled down by using an evaporation heat of a refrigerant in the refrigerant storage.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302929

Exhaust gas housing for a gas turbine and method for producing same

An exhaust gas housing for a gas turbine is provided and includes a support structure, which, arranged concentrically, includes an outer ring and an inner ring which are interconnected by radially arranged struts, and a flow liner, which is attached inside the support structure and, arranged concentrically, includes an outer liner and an inner liner which are interconnected by radially arranged liner ribs. The liner ribs each encompass the struts of the support structure, and the outer and inner liners inside the support structure form an annular passage for the turbine's hot exhaust gases. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302928

Liquid-gas heat exchanger

The heat exchanger includes a large number of small, closely-spaced modules. Within each module of one embodiment, the fuel flows through a series of parallel micro-channels, while the air flows externally over rows of short, straight fins perpendicular to the direction of fuel flow. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302927

Fuel control method for starting a gas turbine engine

A method for controlling a flow of fuel to a starting gas turbine engine includes controlling the flow of fuel to the engine by controlling fuel pressure to the engine, and modulating the flow of fuel to the engine if engine exhaust gas temperature approaches a given exhaust gas temperature to lower the engine exhaust gas temperature below the given exhaust gas temperature.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302926

Method of operating a gas turbine power plant and gas turbine power plant

A method of operating a gas turbine power plant with a first gas turbine group, including a first turbine assembly, and a second gas turbine group, including a compressor assembly and a second turbine assembly which are mechanically coupled to one another, and useful work is extracted by a device being included in the plant, where a flue gas stream is produced by a combustion device, which is placed in a gas flow stream upstream of the second turbine assembly, where the second turbine assembly and compressor assembly are balanced to each other such that work produced by the second turbine assembly is consumed by the compressor assembly, and where the first turbine assembly is balanced to the device for the extraction of useful work such that work produced by the first turbine assembly is consumed by the device for the extraction of useful work.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302925

Method and apparatus for controlling the operation of a gas turbine

An apparatus for controlling the operation of a gas turbine engine to enable the engine to utilize low calorific value gas, such as low quality landfill gas, said apparatus comprising a gas compressor for compressing gas to be combusted in the combustion chamber of the engine, means for supplying a low calorific value gas to an input of said compressor, and means for mixing a non-combustible gas, such as air, with said low calorific-value gas supplied to the compressor to control the power output of the engine while maintaining a substantially constant flow rate of gas through the compressor.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302924

Cooled conduit for conveying combustion gases

A conduit through which hot combustion gases pass in a gas turbine engine. The conduit includes a wall structure having a central axis and defining an inner volume of the conduit for permitting hot combustion gases to pass through the conduit. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302923

Lng transport vessel and method for storing and managing excess boil off gas thereon

A liquefied natural gas (lng) transport vessel for transporting liquefied natural gas (lng) is disclosed which is capable of storing excess boil off gas bog until needed for combustion in one or more combustion apparatus on the vessel. A method for managing the delivery of the bog to the combustion apparatus is also described. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302922

Power plant with co2 capture

A method is provided for operating a combined cycle power plant including a co2 capture system and flue gas recirculation system. The method includes controlling a flue gas recirculation rate and a re-cooling temperature of the recirculated flue gases, depending on load, to optimize the overall plant efficiency including the co2 capture system. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302921

Hybrid power plant

A hybrid power plant is described in which a pressurized water nuclear reactor or a biomass-fueled power plant, which have a relatively low operating temperature, such as, is combined with a coal or other fossil fuel power plant having a higher operating temperature. Steam from the first plant is superheated in the second power plant to provide a hybrid plant with improved efficiencies and lower emissions.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302920

Supercharged internal combustion engine

A supercharged internal combustion engine includes a motor unit having a head and an exhaust manifold. A turbocharger assembly is fluid dynamically connected to the exhaust manifold, wherein the turbocharger assembly includes a turbine, a central body and a compressor. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302919

Turbocharged engine with exhaust gas recycling

The present disclosure refers to a turbocharged internal combustion engine with exhaust gas recycling, comprising an intake manifold, an exhaust manifold, a fresh air turbocharger and an exhaust supercharger, wherein the intake manifold is divided by a separating wall into a fresh air passage and an exhaust passage, one of the passages being connected to inlet openings of cylinders of the engine, the fresh air passage being connected to the outlet of the compressor of the fresh air turbocharger, the exhaust passage being connected to the outlet of the compressor of the exhaust supercharger and the separating wall being formed with orifices connecting the two passages.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302918

Motor vehicle and method for operating a combustion engine

The invention relates to a motor vehicle with a combustion engine (10), from which exhaust gas is conducted to a turbine (16) of an exhaust-gas turbocharger (18), wherein exhaust gas can be diverted in flow direction of the exhaust gas upstream and downstream of the turbine (16) at respective withdrawal points (30, 32) and routed via a respective pipe system (34, 36) to an intake tract (38) for the combustion engine (10). It is hereby possible to cool exhaust gas routed into the intake tract (38) in a particularly simple manner and/or to adjust an amount of exhaust gas routed into the intake tract (38) in a particularly simple manner. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302917

Twin scroll turbocharger with egr takeoffs

Systems and methods for operating a twin scroll turbocharged engine with a junction configured to selectively control exhaust gas delivery to an exhaust gas recirculation system and a twin scroll turbine are provided.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302916

Seal member for a hydraulic braking system

A sealing member for a piston slidably disposed within the cylinder bore of a hydraulic system includes a seal body having an outer sealing surface arranged to contact the cylinder bore and a glide ring at least partially disposed within the outer sealing surface of the seal body. The glide ring includes an outer surface and the outer sealing surface of the seal body includes at least one seal lip projecting beyond the outer surface of the glide ring.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302915

Hydraulic pressure control device

A hydraulic pressure control device including a valve for generating a circulating pressure to a hydraulic power transmission chamber in which power is transmitted between an input- and output side of a hydraulic power transmission element via hydraulic oil; and a valve for generating a lock-up pressure supplied to a lock-up chamber that faces the hydraulic power transmission chamber with a lock-up piston included in a lock-up clutch interposed therebetween. The hydraulic pressure control device controls the hydraulic pressures in the hydraulic power transmission chamber and in the lock-up chamber; and the circulating pressure valve has a spool to which the circulating pressure is applied as a feedback pressure and another hydraulic pressure is applied when the lock-up clutch is engaged/disengaged, and a spring urges the spool, and sets the circulating pressure to a constant first pressure when the lock-up clutch is disengaged and to a constant second different pressure when the lock-up clutch is engaged, depending on forces to the spool by the feedback pressure and on the spring.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302914

Hydraulic drive, in particular of an excavator, in particular for a slewing gear

The present invention relates to a hydraulic drive, in particular of an excavator, in particular for a slewing gear with a hydraulic circuit, which includes a pump and an engine, wherein a high pressure store is provided which can be connected to the pump and/or to the engine via at least one valve and a controller is provided which controls the at least one valve.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302913

Hydrostatic system having a hydropneumatic accumulator

A hydrostatic system includes a hydropneumatic accumulator which is connected via a hydraulic resistance to a compensating volume. Means are provided in the hydrostatic system for measuring a pressure prevailing on that side of the hydraulic resistance which faces towards the compensating volume. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302912

Compressor diffuser vane damper

An auxiliary power unit is disclosed that includes a compressor section having a compressor inlet and a compressor exit. A turbine section is arranged downstream from the compressor exit. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302911

Methods and systems for subsea electric piezopumps

In at least some embodiments, an apparatus includes a hydraulic directional control manifold and a plurality of electric piezopumps. The apparatus also includes an electric piezopump controller that operates the plurality of electric piezopumps in varying combinations to provide generation and directional control of hydraulic power to linear hydraulic actuators using localized closed-loop hydraulic fluid.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302910

Annular heat exchanger

An annular heat exchanger for cooling hot gases comprises an inner shell, an intermediate shell and an outer shell. Where the heat exchanger is integrated with a catalytic converter for treatment of hot exhaust gases in a motor vehicle, the inner shell contains a catalyst for treatment of the exhaust gases. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302909

Selective catalytic reduction via electrolysis of urea

A method for producing ammonia suitable for use as a reductant in a combustion exhaust gas treatment system is provided that includes the electrolytic hydrolysis of urea under mild conditions. The ammonia generator, which includes an electrolysis apparatus including an electrolytic flow cell, an alkaline electrolyte composition, and a recirculation system, may be operatively coupled to an exhaust gas treatment system to provide an apparatus for reducing nitrogen oxides (nox) and/or particulate in exhaust gases.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302908

Multitube valveless pulse detonation engine

Disclosed herein is a valveless multitube pulse detonation engine including: a plurality of detonation tubes, wherein each detonation tube comprises an independent discharge outlet, and the plurality of detonation tubes interconnected at a common air/fuel mixture intake port. In the disclosed engine, an air and fuel mixture is detonated in the detonation tubes simultaneously, and the common air/fuel mixture intake port minimizes back-pressure caused by detonating the air/fuel mixture by directing multiple reverse shock waves into one another and effectively using the back-pressures as reacting surfaces for one another and effectively reducing the effect of back flowing shock waves moving towards upstream. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302907

Variable area fan nozzle

A nacelle assembly for a high-bypass gas turbine engine includes a variable area fan nozzle in communication with a fan bypass flow path. An actuator assembly is operable to move a second fan nacelle section relative to a first fan nacelle section to vary a fan nozzle exit area and adjust fan bypass airflow, the actuator assembly extends at least partially into the fan bypass flow path.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302906

Laser tractor beam

There is provided a method of using a remote laser source to manipulate a space object having a target, comprising projecting a beam from the remote laser source, wherein the beam has a sufficient intensity and wavelength to cause ablation at a position on the target; imparting an impulse to the space object having the target; modifying at least one beam characteristic selected from the group consisting of intensity, wavelength and position on the target, wherein the position and/or orientation of the space object is altered relative to the remote laser source.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302905

Eyeball seals for gimbaled rocket engines, and associated systems and methods

Eyeball seals for a gimbaled rocket engines, and associated systems and methods are disclosed. A system in accordance with a particular embodiment includes a rocket body, an engine carried by and movable relative to the rocket body, and a seal assembly. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302904

Pulsed detonation cleaning device with multiple folded flow paths

The present application provides a pulsed detonation cleaning device. The pulsed detonation cleaning device may include an air inlet, a fuel inlet, an ignition device in communication with the air inlet and the fuel inlet for creating detonation waves, a number of folded flow paths in communication with the ignition device, and a number of flow turning devices positioned about the folded flow paths such that the detonation waves reverse direction a number of times.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302903

Lubrication driven gas turbine engine actuation system

A lubrication system for a gas turbine engine includes a variable output lubricant pump operable to supply lubricant to an actuator system.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302902

Integrated engine exhaust and heat process flexible and low emissions combined heat and power process and system

The invention provides systems and methods for electric power production and integrated combustion and emissions control. The invention may include an engine capable of receiving air and fuel, and producing power and an engine exhaust gas. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302901

Zonal mapping for combustion optimization

A method of optimizing operation of a furnace to control emission within a system. Each furnace zone inside of the furnace is associated with at least one exhaust zone. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302900

Cable carrier device and method for producing an element of a cable carrier device

An element is provided for a cable carrier device which is constructed and arranged to carry cabling components such as cables, lines, hoses and the like between a first connection point and a second connection point. The element is formed from a material including at least one plastic and a filler. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302899

Lawn care apparatus

An apparatus, such as a lawnmower, includes a cutting device and a chassis for carrying the cutting device. The chassis includes a chassis body, at least one front wheel and at least one rear wheel mounted on the chassis body. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302898

Bristle assembly

A bristle assembly for performing a working operation, the bristle assembly comprising a central support defining an axis of rotation of the bristle assembly, an elongate bristle attachment member secured relative to the central support, and a plurality of bristles secured relative to the attachment member such that the bristles project outwardly from the central support.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302897

Swathgate with adjustable crop guides and method of crop distribution

A crop guide apparatus having a plurality of angularly positionable guide fins projecting generally perpendicularly from a mower-conditioner swathgate into the crop discharge stream as it exits the conditioner apparatus whereby the angular position of the fins influences the lateral direction of a portion of the crop discharge stream and allows the resultant crop stream to laterally convergently or laterally divergently directed. The adjustable guide fins are connected to and extend from the working surface of the swathgate generally perpendicular to the plane of the swathgate. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302896

Harvesting header with a flexible cutter bar and tilt arm for cutterbar drive

A harvesting machine includes a harvesting header with a header frame, a flexible cutterbar assembly attached to the header frame along the length thereof and configured to cut a crop, a plurality of laterally spaced apart support arms, and a conveyor assembly positioned behind the cutterbar assembly and operable to receive severed crop material from the cutterbar assembly. The support arms are pivotally coupled to the frame for swinging movement about a laterally extending axis so that the flexible cutterbar assembly is operable to flex along the length thereof in response to changes in terrain as the header is advanced. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302895

Lawn care apparatus

An apparatus, such as a lawnmower, includes a cutting device and a chassis for carrying the cutting device. The chassis includes a chassis body, at least one front wheel and at least one rear wheel mounted on the chassis body. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302894

Lawn care apparatus

An apparatus, such as a lawnmower, includes a cutting device and a chassis for carrying the cutting device. The chassis includes a chassis body, at least one front wheel and at least one rear wheel mounted on the chassis body. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302893

Lawn care apparatus

An apparatus, such as a lawnmower, includes a cutting device and a chassis for carrying the cutting device. The chassis includes a chassis body, at least one front wheel and at least one rear wheel mounted on the chassis body. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302892

Handheld lawn mower

A handheld lawnmower has a housing and a pair of wheels mounted on an axle. The axle is mounted to the housing. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302891

Filter arrangement; sealing system; and methods

A filter pack includes a filter construction and a sealing system for sealing the construction within a duct or housing. The filter construction has first and second opposite flow faces and is configured for a straight-through flow. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302890

Liquid separator, particularly oil separator for compressed air systems

The invention relates to a liquid separator, particularly an oil separator for compressed air systems. The liquid separator comprises a housing (15), which can be detachably connected by means of a bayonet-type connector (11) to a counterpart (12). ...

12/15/11 / #20110302889

Continuous pelletizing, drying and bagging systems with improved throughput

The various embodiments of the present invention are directed to improved processes and systems for continuously bagging materials. In particular, the improved processes and systems can be used to bag tacky materials with improved throughput. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302888

Pour spout

A container (20) has a body (22) having a body opening (40). A spout fitment (24) is mounted within the body opening. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302887

Soy-based modeling product

Soy-based modeling product. The present disclosure includes disclosure of various embodiments of soy-based modeling products. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302886

Packing method and unit for folding a sheet of packing material about an article such as a group of cigarettes

A packing method and unit (11) for folding a sheet (3) of packing material about a group (2) of cigarettes, and having: a first packing conveyor (12) having a first pocket (14) for receiving the group (2) wrapped in the tubular-folded sheet (3) of packing material; a second packing conveyor (18) having a second pocket (20) for receiving the group (2) wrapped in the tubular-folded sheet (3) of packing material; and a transfer device (24) which transfers the group (2), wrapped in the tubular-folded sheet (3) of packing material, from the first pocket (14) to the second pocket (20), and has a pusher (26) located at the first pocket (14) and engaging a first base wall (4) of the group (2), and a counter-pusher (27) located at the second pocket and engaging a second base wall (4), opposite the first base wall (4), of the group (2); the pusher (26) and/or the counter-pusher (27) of the transfer device (24) having respective lateral appendixes (28) which engage minor lateral walls (6) of the group (2), when the pusher (26) and counter-pusher (27) rest on the respective base walls (4) of the group (2), to fold portions (9) of the tubular sheet (3) of packing material onto the minor lateral walls (6) of the group (2).. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302885

Methods and apparatus for the multiple fixation of goods on a pallet

Methods and apparatus for the multiple fixation of goods on a pallet includes the placement of the goods on a basic board, covering of the goods by an air-tight deformable bag, creating a detachable and air-tight connection with the basic board, and exhausting air from the bag by a valve. The free ends of the bag are inserted into a circumferential groove along the perimeter of the basic board prior to exhausting the air, and are fixed in the groove by at least one fixing component. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302884

Machine for filling and capping vials

A machine (m) for filling and capping vials (f), comprising, arranged in a cascade fashion: a supply station (1) of empty vials (f); an archimedes screw (2) having a rotation axis parallel to a longitudinal development of the machine (m), supplied with the vials (f) in arrival from the supply station (1); a device (d) for disengaging a predetermined number of vials (f) from the screw (2), activated in phase relation with the screw (2), and for transferring the vials (f) transversally; a comb conveyor (3), step-moved and designed to receive the predetermined number of vials (f) from the device (d); a filling station (6, 7), designed for introduction of a liquid solution contemporaneously into a plurality of vials (f); a capping station (10, 11) for contemporaneously sealing a plurality of vials (f); an outlet zone (u) for conveying the vials (f) out of the operating line of the machine.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302883

Machine for packing vials

A machine (m) for packing vials (f) includes a supply station (1) of empty vials (f) and an archimedes screw (3) having a rotation axis parallel to a longitudinal development of the machine (m), activated in phase relation with the supply station (1) from which it receives the vials (f). A first device (4) has at least two cogged sectors, rotating on a common axis independently of one another, alternatively activated in phase relation with the screw (3). ...

12/15/11 / #20110302882

System for packing products

A system for vertically packing of products into a container, with a predetermined number of products which are fed singly to the system. Said system includes: a shingling unit (14) in which the products are collated with a shingling degree determined by a collated pattern, each product overlapping the previous product to form a product group, a transfer unit (15) bringing the collected product group into a container filling system (16), bringing the product group sideways, a container filling system (16), bringing the product group into the container in a controlled manner, a container handling unit including means for receiving and holding an upright empty container, means (45) for tilting the empty container 90 degrees into the container filling system and tilting the full container back into an upright position, and delivering the full container on an outfeed conveyor, a controller unit (19) adapted to control the operation of said shingling unit (14), transfer unit (15), container filling system and container handling unit, wherein the operational speed of each unit is controlled in proportion to the flow of products through each of said units and system.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302881

Transportable bottling plant in a container

The invention provides a transportable bottling plant integrated into a container. The container has a separation wall dividing the container into a bottling room and a technical room. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302880

Rebar sleeve unit

An architecture is presented that provides a rebar sleeve device. The rebar sleeve device comprises a tubular unit with an opening at atleast one end thereof for receipt of a rebar dowel. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302879

Method for erecting a facility for producing electrical energy from wind

A method for erecting a facility for producing electrical energy from wind has the steps of preparing a site to receive the facility, including constructing foundations, and erecting an initial core tower panel and initial peripheral tower sections on their respective foundations. Work platforms and temporary guys are installed so that another core tower panel and other peripheral tower sections may be installed on top of the existing tower sections. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302878

Method of installing concrete floor topping

A method of forming an integrated cementatious floor topping at a site, comprising the steps of: assessing the site and preparing a sampling of materials and colors, which are blended and poured to meet a client's specification; prepping the site having a subsurface to accept and to allow a comprehensive bond with a concrete mixture to be poured; combining additives to the concrete mixture and pouring the mixture; troweling and then curing the mixture surface; beginning polishing the surface followed by densifier application and drying; and resuming polishing to yield a finished topping ranging from 2 to ¼ inches thick.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302877

Wall fabrication system and method

A wall fabrication system and method is provided. In an embodiment, an assembly line comprises one or framing stations and one or more insulation stations. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302876

Protective structure for plumbing vents

A protective device for a plumbing vent stack having a weatherproofing cover that is formed substantially of a lead material and is permanently secured over the plumbing vent stack to completely cover the exposed surface of the lead jack flashing so as to prevent access thereto by squirrels and other undesirable animals and/or invasive water. A separate wire screen covers the base or flange of the lead jack to prevent damage to the base of the lead jack flashing. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302875

Seismopanel wall wrapping method: a mehod for reinforcement of structures and buildings walls against earthquakes and other outside forces, by applying steel plates to walls

A method of strengthening brick and other masonry structures and buildings, against earthquakes and other movements, by attaching steel plates on one or both sides of some part or all of the important load bearing walls, thereby converting them into effective shear walls.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302874

Post wrap device

Embodiments are described of devices for concealing and/or protecting a portion of a member, such as the base of a post, which devices can be easily applied to the member at any time. These embodiments include a plurality of components adjustably connected to one another so as to provide a snug fit of the device against the member to be protected, regardless of initial variations from the expected dimensions of the member. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302873

Sealing tape

The sealing tape has an elastically recoverable foam strip and a strip-like element, which is arranged underneath the foam strip. The strip-like element has greater flexural strength than the foam strip and has two predetermined fold points, so that two side sections of the strip-like element can be bent downward in different directions at the two predetermined fold points.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302872

Top-chord bearing joist

A joist includes an outer top chord and a bottom chord; and an end configuration with at least one end of the joist and including a board connecting the top and bottom chords, an inner top chord underlying the outer top chord and defining therewith a double top chord section, a post extending between the bottom chord and the double top chord section, the double top chord section extending outwardly past the post.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302871

Trellis and accent band

A trellis system is disclosed wherein the trellis comprises a front tube, a back tube, and two end tubes joined together, a plurality of roof panels, each panel having a perimeter, wherein the perimeter of the panel is coupled to at least a back tube surface and a front tube surface a plurality of cross member assemblies wherein the cross member assemblies assist in creating tension between the front tube and the back tube, and a plurality of fasteners coupling the front tube to the end tubes, the back tube to the end tubes, and the roof panels to at least the front tube and the back tube, wherein the fasteners are not visible when the trellis system is installed. The trellis system also includes accent bands. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302870

Unit structural member for building and floor structure utilizing the unit structural member

A unit structural member 20 for building utilizes an m-shaped channel 1 which includes a center u-shaped channel section 2 and right and left u-shaped channel sections 6, 5 continuously formed to share right and left side plates 4, 3 of the center u-shaped channel section 2. A channel trench 7 of the center u-shaped channel section 2 and respective channel trenches 9, 8 of the right and left u-shaped channel sections 6, 5 are opened in opposite directions. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302869

Dual offset derrick

An oil derrick comprising a derrick tower, where the derrick tower is asymmetrical about its z axis in both x and y directions. The dual offset derrick tower structure allows for a unique drill floor arrangement.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302868

Rigging deck module

A rigging deck module including: a deck body including a flexible deck material bounded by a web-reinforced tensile edge, suspension means spaced about the edge whereby the deck body is tensionable to form a substantially flat deck surface, and a lattice of tensile web members secured to the flexible deck material and the web-reinforced tensile edge; tensile rigging strops adapted to be mounted in tension to a structure in maintained spaced relation to each other, and each having securing points formed thereon; and tensionable connection means located at each suspension means for securing and tensioning the deck body to the respective securing points.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302867

Modular wall system and connection

A construction of an upright panel unit adapted for use in a wall with the panel units abutting end to end in which a pair of spaced facing sheet members on either side of the panel unit have vertical edge portions joined at each end of the panel unit by being sandwiched between an inner bracket member and an outer bracket member, with the outer bracket member having male and female arms engageable and disengageable with an outer bracket member of the end of an adjacent panel unit merely by respective movement of the panel units longitudinally relative to each other.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302866

Panelized building system

A building system using drywall for interior and exterior wall panels is discussed. A building system using drywall for roof and floor panels is discussed. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302865

Push mount wall panel

A wall panel is provided including a panel body having a front face and a rear face. A cavity is provided in the rear face of the panel body. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302864

Adjustable roof ventilator base

A roof ventilator mount for mounting a roof ventilator onto a gable-type roof (21), the roof ventilator including a roof ventilator base (10) defining a cupola mounting portion (25) for mounting a cupola (12) thereto, the roof ventilator mount comprising: a first mounting component (26), the first mounting component (26) including a first mounting plate (48) mountable to the roof (21); a second mounting component (26), the second mounting component (26) including a second mounting plate (48) mountable to the roof (21); the first and second mounting components (26) being mountable to the roof ventilator base (10) with proximal edges (47) thereof located substantially adjacent to each other and distal edges (49) thereof located spaced apart from each other; the first and second mounting plates (48) being each provided with a breakable segment (66) extending from the proximal edge (47), the breakable segment (66) being breakable from the remainder of the mounting plate (48) along a predetermined break line located at a predetermined distance from the distal edge (49).. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302863

Mortar and debris collection system

Mortar and debris collection systems for cavity wall construction and/or walls constructed from concrete masonry units (cmu), for example, include a mesh body made of a material that is formed with circuitous paths therethrough making the body water-permeable. The mesh body is formed of a material having enhanced hydrophobic properties. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302862

Crawlspace encapsulation system

A crawlspace encapsulation system that enables sealing and insulating of the crawlspace while allowing for the venting of gases trapped between the ground and the sealing and insulating system. The crawlspace encapsulation system includes an insulation joist plug, one or more insulation panels, and a polymeric membrane.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302861

Crown extrusion

A decorative molding system and method of installation is provided that has a base piece and a crown piece that are adapted to be selectively engageable to each other. The molding system is easy to construct and allows for the separation of the base piece and crown piece for placing wiring or other materials behind the molding.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302860

Pass-through firestop apparatus and methods

Herein are disclosed are apparatus and methods for forming firestopped through-penetrations in poured concrete partitions. The apparatus and methods use an intumescent firestop ring that can be used in combination with a removable sleeve. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302859

Structure for rigidly connecting solar panels to a fixture

A device for integrating solar panels on a fixture, in particular a roofing framework, that includes a plurality of frames intended to accommodate the solar panels, added to the fixture, said frames being defined by a peripheral edge fitted with linear elements that project relative to the plane in which the frames are set; tightening means for holding said panels on the frames; and means for securing the frames to the fixture. The frames are openwork and cover or partially overlap each other on the edges which define them, laterally on the one hand and in the direction of the roof pitch on the other hand, the projecting linear elements with which they are fitted cooperating with each other to form a barrier seal.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302858

Roads, walls, and structures for energy generation and conservation

A road, wall or structure for energy generation and conservation utilizing automated 3-dimensional formless nano, micro and macro-fabrication layering. Composition, material and geometric layouts dynamically changed over the volume of the part, based on 3-d cad data. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302857

Building integrated solar array support structure device, system, and method

The system provides an n-s rail bracket that both supports a plurality of solar panels structurally, provides view-guards to hide electrical components, and a water conduit to channel water shed from the solar panel to a desired collection point provided by the structure. As such, the system includes an n-s structural rail consisting of a bottom wall and two vertically extending sidewalls. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302856

Protection system for structural members such as cables

A protection system for a structural element is provided. The protection system employs a shield assembly comprising two parts formed of one or more materials configured to provide protection from a threat, such as a blast, projectiles, cutting, or a fire. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302855

Ceramic tile floor

An article for applying to a floor substrate for preparing the floor substrate for laying of ceramic tiles by bonding ceramic tiles to the article. The article comprises a tile backer board for application to a floor substrate and a sheet bonded to the backer board for bonding of ceramic tiles to the sheet. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302854

Floor leveling system

A floor-leveling system is provided and includes such features as a corner pedestal, a cross-joint pedestal, a side-joint pedestal, an interior pedestal, an exterior frame support, an interior frame support, and drop-in pins that may be used and assembled together to construct a sufficient foundation to collectively support a temporary structure that is placed thereon. These various components may be quickly coupled together in assorted configurations to form the foundation that is sufficiently strong and rigid to suitably support the weight of the structure. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302853

Method for molding artistic surfaces

A method for molding plastic articles with artistic patterns comprises: producing an artistic surface (10) by laying up stones, or masonry (12), or by any other suitable method, conforming a curable plastic mat (16) to the artistic surface (10); and subsequently curing the curable plastic mat (16) into a cured negative (24) of the artistic surface (10). Optionally, the cured negative (24) is curved prior to making a plaster positive (38). ...

12/15/11 / #20110302852

Cap shingle installation on a roof ridge

A method of attaching a cap shingle on a roof ridge line structure includes providing a plurality of risers configured to be flexed for alignment with the opposed roof planes, flexing and positioning the risers over the ridge line structure, and installing a series of the risers in an partially overlapping manner along the ridge line structure by fastening the risers to opposed roof planes. Cap shingles configured for attachment to the risers are flexed and attached to the risers. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302851

Earthquake-safe compact elevator system with optional staircase

Provides is an earth quake safe elevator system with optional staircase.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302850

Attraction system and attraction providing method

A theater (54) can be divided into a plurality of booths (64) by booth partition walls (68). By moving the booth partition walls (68), the plurality of booths (64) are combined to form a combined theater (66). ...

12/15/11 / #20110302849

Production of high-purity suspensions containing precipitated silicas by electrodialysis

The present invention relates to suspensions which have a very low salt content and contain at least one precipitated silica, a process for producing them and also their use.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302848

Method for installing door operating apparatus

A method for installing a retrofit conversion kit for converting a door operating apparatus from overhead use to underground use and for operating a swinging door while protecting the door apparatus against moisture and dust encroachment within its underground location. A seal arrangement provides this contamination encroachment protection.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302847

Adjustable lock body assembly

An adjustable lock body assembly is provided that selectively secures an enclosure door in the closed position. The adjustable lock body assembly is affixed to the enclosure and is configured to be, at the same time, moveable with respect to the enclosure while the door is in the closed position and operable to selectively secure the enclosure door.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302846

Vehicle door frame

A vehicle door frame includes a door sash, a belt-line reinforcement member, and a bracket which connects the door sash and the belt-line reinforcement member to each other and is fixed to a door panel. The bracket is welded to the belt-line reinforcement member at a plurality of welding portions, each of the welding portions defining a welding line, wherein extended lines of a plurality of the welding lines do not coincide with one another.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302845

Door safety shield

A door safety shield includes a shield portion for bridging a gap between a door and a door jamb, a first attachment panel operatively coupled to a first lateral edge of the shield portion, a second attachment panel operatively coupled to a second lateral edge of the shield portion, and at least one separation region extending in a lateral direction across the shield portion, the first attachment panel, and the second attachment panel. The separation region defines a removable portion of the shield which allows a user to easily adjust the length of the shield in the longitudinal direction.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302844

Platform safety gate

A safety gate (10) comprises an isolation gate (100) having a rail (28) extending the width of an opening in a perimeter handrail, and side rails (14a, 14b and 16a, 16b) extending along opposite sides of a pallet loading area. The isolation gate prevents access to the area when lowered. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302843

Window drive with back-curving chain

A drive chain for a window or skylight operator. The chain is configured to define a rigid predetermined shape when flexed in a first direction, while still enabling the chain to be coiled for storage in a housing when flexed in the opposite direction.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302842

Intuitive exterior door handle

An intuitive exterior door handle assembly is provided for a heavy duty power assisted vehicle door for opening and closing the door. The exterior handle assembly pivots about an axis for movement between pushed in and pushed out positions to actuate the power assist unit in opposite directions and thereby close and open the door, respectively. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302841

Swing gate operator

A swing gate operator for automatically and manually operating the gate opener for movably controlling the gate between an opened position and closed position, wherein the swing gate operator includes a gear motor being housed in a casing, a clutch device operatively coupling with an output end of the gear motor, and an operation arm having an outer sleeve outwardly extending from the casing. The operation arm includes at least one extendable shaft operatively coupling with the clutch device for slidably extending within the outer sleeve to operatively moving the gate between an opened position and a closed position.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302840

Frameless shutter

A shutter attaches over a window opening without reliance on a traditional window frame for mounting or support. Rather, the shutter panel utilizes concealable hinges to fixedly attach the shutter panel directly to a window casement. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302839

Plant growth system and method using induction lights

An apparatus and method for cultivating plant material in an agricultural or horticultural controlled growth environment is provided. The method includes providing a plant material to by cultivated, generating light having a color temperature in the range with an electrodeless induction lamp, and exposing the plant material to the light for a sufficient amount of time to promote the desired plant growth outcome.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302838

Method and apparatus for nurturing phalaenopsis orchid seedlings with stalk with high performance of land use

The present invention provides a method and an apparatus for nurturing phalaenopsis orchid seedlings with stalk with a high performance of land use, and comprises a nurture room having an air conditioning equipment for a temperature control; a multi-layer planting bed rack installed in the nurture room for placing the phalaenopsis orchid seedlings; and an illumination rack fixed above each planting bed, and having an artificial light source installed thereon for illuminating the phalaenopsis orchid seedlings in the planting beds. With the aforementioned arrangement, the large quantity of phalaenopsis orchid seedlings placed on each planting bed are grown under the conditions controlled at a temperature at 17° c. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302837

Ecological cloth structure for cultivating plants

A cloth structure includes a cloth body including a non-woven cloth layer, a water absorbing cotton layer bonded onto the non-woven cloth layer, and a waterproof film layer bonded onto the water absorbing cotton layer. Thus, the cloth body is directly hung on the vertical wall so that the cloth structure can be used to cultivate the plants directly without having to occupy the land so as to reduce usage of the land and to save the cost of cultivation largely.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302836

Method for the cultivation, conservation, maintenance and express installation of lawn in greenhouses or indoors for a natural grass mat

The present invention pertains to a method for the cultivation, conservation, maintenance and installation of prado express in greenhouses or closed premises to obtain natural grass carpets in less time and with a better quality, destined to cover private and public areas in general in a fast, easy and economic way.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302835

Seed labels and manufacturing method thereof

A seed label including a label layer removably attached to a clear film layer by an adhesive layer, and at least one seed disposed between the label layer and clear film layer. The label layer may be made of a biodegradable material. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302834

Upgrading carbonaceous materials

Disclosed are methods for upgrading carbonaceous materials. Also disclosed are apparatuses for upgrading carbonaceous materials. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302833

Coal processing method by using characteristics of sub-critical and supercritical water

A coal processing method includes adding coal powder, water and catalyst into a series of tandem reactors and processing therein, wherein the coal powder, water and catalyst are added into the first reactor of the series of tandem reactors; and the temperature and pressure of the series reactors is alternatively arranged in sub-critical state and supercritical state of water from the first reactor, the total product from the previous reactor is used as the feed of the next reactor without any further separation.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302832

Method for the production of pellets or briquettes

A method is provided for the production of pellets or briquettes from lignin containing material in the form of processable particles wherein the method includes the steps of: passing the material having a relative moisture content of more than about 20%, by weight, to a drying step and drying it to a relative moisture content of about 0-30% by weight; passing the material to a heat treatment step and heating the material to about 180-235° c. By injecting steam into a reactor; maintaining the material in the reactor at the temperature reached for a sufficient time to soften the material and release lignin; reducing the pressure in the reactor in at least one step; and pelletizing or briquetting the treated material. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302831

Charcoal briquet and packaged charcoal briquet product

An improved charcoal briquet having combustion aiding surfaces is packaged in a compact boxed package. A charcoal briquet having improved burning characteristics and also improved shipping and retailing characteristics is thereby provided. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302830

Engineered photosynthetic bacteria, method of manufacture of biofuels

The invention provides for a novel type of biofuel; a method for cleaving anchors from photosynthetic organisms; and a method for producing biofuels using photosynthetic organisms, the method comprising identifying photosynthesis co-factors and their anchors in the organisms; modifying the organisms to increase production of the anchors; accumulating biomass of the organisms in growth media; and harvesting the anchors.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302829

Fatty acid composition, its production and use

The present invention relates to a fatty acid composition which contains an effective amount of fatty acids providing improved low temperature stability of the composition. The present invention also relates to a process for producing a fatty acid composition wherein the process comprises the steps of selecting a crude tall oil having a fatty acid concentration and type capable of providing low temperature stability, distilling said crude tall oil to provide a fatty acid composition containing an effective amount of tall oil fatty acids providing low temperature stability. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302828

Diesel fuel additive

A diesel fuel additive composition, a fuel containing the fuel additive, a method for improving diesel engine performance using the additive and a method for making the additive for diesel engines having a high pressure fuel injection system. The fuel additive has a number average molecular weight (mn) of from about 500 to about 10,000 and is selected from a hydrocarbyl-substituted succinic acid or anhydride or derivative thereof and a hydrocarbyl-substituted mannich base. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302827

Inhibiting stress corrosion cracking of metal exposed to moderate to high concentrations of ethanol

An effective stress corrosion cracking (scc) inhibiting amount of a corrosion inhibitor is added into a blend of fuel and ethanol that contacts a metal, wherein the corrosion inhibitor is an organic acid selected from citric acid, ascorbic acid, succinic acid, pyruvic acid, maleic acid, oxaloacetic acid, oxalosuccinic acid, ketoglutaric acid, isocitric acid, malic acid, aconitic acid, fumaric acid, isomers of these organic acids, and a combination thereof. For example, the corrosion inhibitors inhibit stress corrosion cracking of pipeline grade metal pipe at ethanol concentrations greater than fifteen percent. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302826

5-substituted 2-(alkoxymethyl)furans

The present invention concerns a method for the manufacture of a 5-substituted 2-(alkoxymethyl)furan (or a mixture of such furans) by reacting a starting material comprising at least a 5-substituted furfural with hydrogen in the presence of an alcohol and a catalyst system.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302825

Lubricant additives

Processes are described for producing liquid, biobased lubricant additives containing from 50 to 100% biobased carbon according to astm d6866 from heat-bodied oils by transesterification with biobased or petroleum based alcohols and by hydrotreatment of at least the resulting diesters, triesters and polyesters.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302824

Process for liquefying a cellulosic material

A process for liquefying a cellulosic material is provided comprising hydrolysing the cellulosic material in the presence of an acid catalyst in a solvent mixture to produce a liquefied product, wherein the solvent mixture contains water and in the range of 5 to 95 wt % of a co-solvent and wherein the co-solvent is present in an amount of less than or equal to 90% by weight based on the weight of water and co-solvent, which co-solvent comprises one or more polar solvents, and wherein the solvent mixture is at least partly recycled.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302823

Attractant compositions for weevils of the genus otiorhynchus and uses thereof

The present invention relates to formulations of volatile organic compounds having effects on otiorhynchus weevils e.g., otiorhynchus sulcatus. In some embodiments, volatile organic compounds selected from (e)-2-hexenol, (z)-2-pentenol, methyl eugenol and a combination thereof are effective for attracting otiorhynchus weevils. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302822

Mousetrap

Disclosed is a mousetrap having an enclosure with a rotatable top part having a downwardly extending strike plate within the enclosure, and a bottom part having an upwardly extending catch plate within the enclosure, an aperture in each of the top part and the bottom part which are in substantial alignment when the mousetrap is set, and a trigger mechanism, wherein the mousetrap is set to incapacitate or kill the mouse by the manual rotation of the top part relative to the bottom part when a mouse activates the trigger mechanism causing the top part to rotate relative to the bottom part and thereby incapacitating or killing the mouse between the strike plate and the catch plate.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302821

Adhesive trap device

A trap device (1) has an adhesive layer (3) carried on a substrate (2) and a separator structure (4) having spaced proud standing portions (15), standing proud with respect to the adhesive layer (3). The proud standing portions (15) of the separator structure (4) are typically distributed across the adhesive layer (3) to ensure that an overlaying layer is held away from contact with adhesive layer (3) over substantially the entire adhesive layer (3). ...

12/15/11 / #20110302820

Method and apparatus for holding fishing rod

An apparatus including a stake device for driving into a ground surface, a first device having a cavity into which a fishing rod handle can be inserted, and an alarm device. The stake device may be attached to or detached from the first device. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302819

Tree mounted weapon-supporting assembly

A weapon-supporting assembly including a base, an extension member extending from the base, and a strut, wherein the base, the extension member, and the strut are configured as disclosed herein.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302818

All-in-one muzzle loading device

An all in one muzzle loading device is a t-shaped device used to store and quickly reload a gun during a successive shot. The all in one muzzle loading device has a handle and a stem forming the t-shaped configuration. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302817

Quick connect/disconnect recoil pad

Applicants have disclosed a quick connect/disconnect recoil pad for the butt-end of a shoulder-mounted firearm. The recoil pad can be installed and removed without tools or implements, to swap in another recoil pad. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302816

Ammunition magazine

The present invention is an ammunition magazine, preferably made of a glass fiber reinforced polymer, utilizing a structurally enhancing ridge, angular guide rails and a follower made to interface with said guide rails to reduce wobble. The preferred embodiment also features a protective cover that distributes forces from the spring to more structurally sound areas of the magazine, thus reducing feed end splay, and an ammunition indication system comprised of at least one window and a noticeable marker on the follower spring. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302815

Display device

A display device includes a case and a display panel module. The case includes a front bezel and a back bezel combined with each other to define an accommodating space in the case, and the case further includes a window formed on the front bezel. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302814

Picture frame assembly with water-resistant seal structure and kit and method for making same

A frame assembly includes a seal structure configured for limiting the intrusion of water and the like into a displayed article (e.g., picture) receiving space thereof. The seal structure that provides a water-resistant barrier at front and rear openings of the displayed article receiving space of the frame assembly. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302813

Collapsible display-arrangement

The present invention relates to a collapsible display-arrangement (a; b) having a base unit (2) for placing against a support surface (1), a sheet (4) that can be rolled up or unrolled and on which a picture and/or text appears, and also a support (3) for retaining the sheet, the upper edge (4a) of the sheet being arranged for co-operation with said support (3). At least one end part of said upper edge (4a) is designed to be able to be provided with a permanent magnet (7) or the like, and the magnetisation direction or directions is/are so chosen that an attractive force will operate between said permanent magnet (7) and a permanent magnet (7a′) pertaining to an adjacent display arrangement (b).. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302812

Occasions pin

An ornamental badge to be worn on a garment on a special occasion, comprising a surface for displaying a name or occasion and a means of clipping, holding, or fastening gifts of paper currency or similar gifts to the badge.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302811

Cycling shoe

A cycling shoe comprises a shoe upper and a shoe sole. The shoe sole is provided with at least one magnetic plate, so that the cycling shoe can be magnetically attracted to a bicycle pedal including magnetic elements. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302810

Footwear having improved walking comfort

An article of footwear including an outer sole assembly and an upper, the upper including a vamp. The upper includes at least one portion structured to deform elastically and reversibly, so that the deformations are controlled.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302809

Shoe having a bridge mechanism

The present invention relates to a shoe comprising a sole support (30), a midsole (6′) and an outsole (20), wherein the edge (6) of the sole support (3) has one or more of bridges (7) on the left and right tiptoe and heel, respectively.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302808

Walking support

Methods and apparatus for walking support are provided. The walking support is comprised of a sole, a toe cover connected to the sole at the front of the sole, and a heel cup connected to the sole at the rear of the sole. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302807

Dual-finish laminated panel

A laminated panel comprises a core layer and two fusible layer portions. The core layer has an upper surface. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302806

Footwear component for an article of footwear

A footwear component and a method of making the footwear component are disclosed. The footwear component includes a first portion and a second portion that are joined at a transition zone. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302805

Adjustable and interchangebale insole and arch support system

An insole and arch support system which may be secured to the interior of a shoe and includes a set of arch support members. Each arch support member of the system is provided with a different density to provide varying levels of hardness and stability to the arch of the foot of the individual user, and may be secured to the insole at adjustable locations. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302804

Article of footwear including a woven strap system

An article of footwear including a woven strap system is disclosed. The woven strap system preferably wraps along the entirety of the outsole, including a bottom side and an outer periphery. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302803

Custom shoe and fabrication method thereof

A custom shoe fabrication method comprises the steps of forming a shoe having an upper and an outsole with the upper is detachably attached to the outsole, detaching the upper from the outsole, printing an image on a thermal transfer sheet, ironing the printed image on the upper, and attaching to the outsole the upper having the image printed thereon.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302802

Dual fuel dryer

A clothes dryer operates on at least one of first and second sources of power or fuel. The clothes dryer has a housing with a drum that receives associated laundry and a blower assembly for selectively circulating air in the drum to dry the laundry. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302801

Dryer tennis shoe sticker

A magnetic shoe drying apparatus is to improve the drying of shoes in a conventional laundry dryer. Apparatus will consist of rods, which will be placed in mouth of the shoe width wise or a horse shoe opener which is to be placed in upper mouth area length wise, to keep mouth of the shoe open during drying process for best drying results. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302800

Air inlet and outlet passage module for desiccation

An air inlet and outlet passage module for desiccation is formed in a hollow structure including a frame and two boards. The frame has a frame channel formed between frame sides and a duct cap on an outer side. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302799

Clothes dryer

A clothes dryer is provided. In the dryer, air flowing into a drying container is provided with heat from heat pump. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302798

Apparatus for determining tape and reel part quantities

An apparatus for counting parts in a tape and reel packaging system in which a plurality of parts are packaged on linear tape wound onto a reel. The apparatus includes a measuring device, and a meter body. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302797

Coordinate measurement machine with improved joint

In one embodiment, a coordinate measurement apparatus includes an articulated arm having a first end and a second end with at least a first arm segment and a second arm segment therebetween. Further, the apparatus can comprise at least one ball and socket joint connecting the first arm segment to the second arm segment, with the ball and socket joint including a ball member and a socket member, and a measurement probe attached to the first end of said articulated arm.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302796

Remote leveling and positioning system and method

Systems and methods are provided herein that provide for remote leveling and positioning. An embodiment includes a leveling device assembly. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302795

Target system, set of target systems and device for optically aligning an axle

A target system for optical chassis alignment includes a target and a target mounting element having a target receiving element to which the target is attached. The target mounting element is attachable to a wheel of a motor vehicle so that the target is aligned at an angle to the wheel center plane. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302794

Power tool with virtual pivot

A power tool in one embodiment includes a motor supported by a frame, a foot defining a first plane, a first guide fixedly positioned with respect to the foot and defining a first arc in a second plane, a second guide fixedly positioned with respect to the foot and defining a second arc in a third plane, wherein the second plane and the third plane are orthogonal to the first plane and the first arc and the second arc are offset when projected onto a reference plane parallel to the second plane and the third plane, a first pin fixedly positioned with respect to the motor and guided by the first guide; and a second pin fixedly positioned with respect to the motor and guided by the second guide.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302793

String trimmer head with curved trimmer line guide

A trimmer head assembly for a trimming machine. The trimmer head assembly includes a spool. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302792

Cutting device for craft products and method of using the same

A circle cutter for a sheet product comprises a center knob assembly, an arm, and a cutting assembly. The center knob assembly comprises a base portion adapted to contact a sheet product and fix a position of the cutting assembly relative to the sheet product. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302791

Aerodynamic trimmer head for use in flexible line rotary trimmers

An aerodynamic trimmer head assembly for use in flexible line rotary trimmers including a trimmer head having a curvilinear upper head surface and a shroud having a curvilinear portion extending over the head surface. A plurality of ribs extend downwardly and forwardly in the direction of rotation between the head surface and shroud defining a plurality of channels extending between portions of the upper head surface and shroud along curvilinear paths defined by the ribs. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302790

Barber tool

A tool comprising a scissors, the scissors including two handles, each handle including an aperture therethrough is disclosed. The tool includes a comb attached to the scissors. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302789

Hair trimmer

A hair trimmer includes a fixture having an upper and a lower tie plates, with an elastic element between the upper and lower tie plates; at least two cutting units at an end of the upper and lower tie plates, with each cutting unit having a corresponding cutting part, and an end of each cutting part having notches of different depths; and at least two combing units assembled with the upper and lower tie plates and corresponding to an exterior side of each cutting unit, with each combing unit including a teeth part which corresponds to each other and is parallel to the cutting part, and an end of each teeth part having comb slots of different depths. Therefore, a multiedged thinning can be carried out while trimming and it allows the hair to have more different levels of edge and a sense of beauty.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302788

Safety scissors for hairdressers/barbers/groomers

As illustrated in (fig. 1) a pair of “point-cutting” safety scissors that incorporate a precision/safety tip feature allowing for greater precision and stylist safety for use in “point-cutting” techniques of cutting hair. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302787

Utility knife

A particularity is that the first pivot (g2) and the second pivot (g4) are spaced in a first orientation of the connecting linkage (17) at a first spacing (l1) from each other and in the second orientation at a second spacing (l2) from each other, wherein the blade support (12), with the actuator (16) being in the actuating position, is in the first orientation in a cutting position and in the second orientation in a safety position.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302786

Handheld cardboard scoring device

A handheld cardboard scoring device includes a handle; an arched, stiff frame extending from the handle; a circular scoring blade having a central axis and an outer edge; a hub on the frame that that rotatably connects to the axis of the blade; and a plurality of teeth along the outer edge of the blade. There may be substantially five teeth per inch on the outer edge of the circular scoring blade.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302785

Automatic pop-up cigar cutter

An automatic pop-up cigar cutter is provided with a cutting blade assembly including a blade in a cutting-blade-assembly receiving groove, and at least one cutting blade spring in at least one assembling groove. The cutting blade spring has both ends thereof pressed against the base and the cutting blade assembly, so that the cutting blade assembly can be pressed out of the cutting-blade-assembly receiving groove. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302784

Aircraft structure manufacturing apparatus

A first lift stand is provided with a first supporting unit to support a first portion of a positioning object, and a first servo system to drive the first supporting unit in a vertical direction. A second lift stand is provided with a second supporting unit to support a second portion of the positioning object, and a second servo system to drive the second supporting unit in the vertical direction. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302783

Form rolling method for involute gear

A form rolling method for an involute gear, which includes a work piece including a cylindrical outer peripheral surface having a predetermined radius, and a round die with an involute tooth profile including an addendum pitch corresponding to a pitch defined by dividing a length of an outer circumference of the work piece by number of teeth of the involute gear. The round die is pressed to the work piece while rotating when form rolling the involuete gear.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302782

Method of separating heat exchanger tubes and an apparatus for same

A method and apparatus of producing tubes for use in a heat exchanger, in which a tube is moved along a production line in a direction, predetermined breaking points are created in the tube, and in which the tube is severed at the predetermined breaking points to form individual tubes with a tearing-off device having a first clamp and a second clamp. The first clamp can be reciprocated along the direction, and the tube can be moved substantially continuously along the production line in the direction through the tearing-off device. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302781

Method for providing rub coatings for gas turbine engine compressors

Rub coatings, and methods for applying rub coatings, are provided for compressor assemblies of gas turbine engine assemblies. The coating may be applied as an initial coating to a new surface of a component, as well as a repair and replacement corrosion resistant rub coating for applying to a previously coated component of a gas turbine engine assembly such as a compressor casing. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302780

Method for crimping metal terminals onto electric cables, and press for executing this method

A method and a press for crimping metal terminals onto electric cables, wherein the metal terminal is retained in the centred crimping position, during the entire crimping process. To this end, the press of the invention comprises a crimping assembly (3) provided with means of controlling the knife (7) for the conductor (18) of the electric cable (19) independently or separately from the remaining knives (8,9), respectively for crimping the insulation (20) of said cable (19) and for detaching the carrier strip (21) supporting the metal terminal (17). ...

12/15/11 / #20110302779

Printed wiring board and method for manufacturing same

A method for manufacturing a printed wiring board including providing a support member having a metal surface, securing a metal foil to the metal surface such that the metal foil is joined or bonded to a peripheral portion of the metal surface, forming a resin insulation layer on the metal foil secured on the metal surface, forming an opening for a via conductor in the resin insulation layer, forming a conductive circuit on the resin insulation layer, forming in the opening a via conductor electrically connecting the conductive circuit and the metal foil such that a laminated sheet body is formed, and cutting a portion of the laminated sheet body inside the peripheral portion of the metal surface of the support member such that the metal foil releases the portion of the laminated sheet body from the support member.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302778

Compositions and methods for creating electronic circuitry

The present invention is directed to non-lithographic patterning by laser (or similar-type energy beam) ablation, where the ablation system ultimately results in circuitry features that are relative free from debris induced over-plating defects (debris relating to the ablation process) and fully additive plating induced over-plating defects. Compositions of the invention include a circuit board precursor having an insulating substrate and a cover layer. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302777

Electronic component protection device panel

Devices capable of protecting electronic components during the occurrence of a disturbance event using printed circuit board manufacturing techniques. A layered structure is formed comprising a polymer-based formulation sandwiched between two electrode layers. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302776

Electronic-circuit assembling process and electronic-circuit assembling system

An electronic-circuit assembling process to be carried out in an electronic-circuit assembling system, for assembling an electronic circuit, by mounting electronic circuit components supplied from a component supplier, onto a circuit board, wherein the electronic circuit components includes at least one of different-property components having respective different electrical properties. The process includes: (a) a different-property-component-related information obtaining step of obtaining a different-property-component-related information including (a-i) a property-related information that enables recognition of the electrical property of the different-property component supplied from the component supplier and (a-ii) a different-property-component supply position that is a position of the component supplier supplying the different-property component, such that the different-property-component-related information is obtained by detecting the property-related information and/or the different-property-component supply position; (b) a mounting step of mounting, based on information related to the different-property-component supply position, the electronic circuit components including the different-property component, onto the circuit board; and (c) a property-related information providing step of providing the circuit board with the property-related information of the different-property component mounted on the circuit board.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302775

Method for manufacturing printed circuit board

A method for manufacturing a printed circuit board with cavity includes following steps. First, a first substrate is provided. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302774

Method for manufacturing oscillator device and oscillator device

An oscillator device manufacturing method includes: placing an oscillator provided with electrodes on a convex pedestal provided on an assembly table; arranging, on the assembly table, a frame member including an opening surrounded by a frame thereof and provided with electrode pads on the frame such that the opening is positioned at the pedestal; connecting the electrode pads to the electrodes of the oscillator placed on the pedestal via wires, while the frame member is arranged on the assembly table; removing the frame member from the assembly table together with the oscillator after the connecting, and bonding the frame member connected to the oscillator to a substrate. By using the method, the oscillator device including the oscillator suspended in air above the substrate can be efficiently manufactured. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302773

System for assembling electrical energy modules

A system of assembling storage devices in the form of electrical energy modules includes two pairs of positive and negative terminals for each module, in which each of the pairs of positive and negative terminals is distributed over at least one of the external faces of each module, thus forming a terminal strip of the module. At least one interconnection block can be inserted onto part of each of the terminal strips of two separate modules and itself includes at least two pairs of anchoring points so as to form an assembly block, either by stacking the storage modules or by juxtaposing the same. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302772

Pedal and peg tool

An architecture is presented that provides an improved tool for installing, adjusting and removing pedals and pegs for bicycles and the like. The improved tool comprises a handle portion and a head portion. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302771

Method of manufacturing an inductor for a microelectronic device, method of manufacturing a substrate containing such an inductor, and substrate manufactured thereby

A method of manufacturing an inductor for a microelectronic device comprises providing a substrate (610), forming a first plurality of inductor windings (111, 211, 411, 620, 2030) over the substrate, forming a magnetic inductor core (112, 212, 412, 810) over the first plurality of inductor windings, and forming a second plurality of inductor windings (113, 213, 413, 1010) over the magnetic inductor core. In another embodiment, the method comprises forming the inductor on a sacrificial substrate (1610) such that the inductor can subsequently be mounted onto a carrier tape (1810). ...

12/15/11 / #20110302770

Method of manufacture of ic contactless communication devices

A method of manufacture of an electrical bridge including the following steps: (a) providing a first flexible electrically insulating material, (b) laminating a pattern of a second electrically conductive material, on the first material, (c) separating a strap having a connection portion formed from the pattern of electrically conductive material.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302769

Method of manufacturing stator

A method of manufacturing a stator includes forming a stator by assembling segment cores, formed by dividing a stator core in a circumferential direction at a formation position of a slot of the stator core, to a coil conductor that is formed of a rectangular wire bent to include linear portions arranged in the slot and bridge portions that alternately connect the linear portions on one end and the other end of the coil conductor such that the linear portions can be arranged side by side on an imaginary circumference, and fitting a heated outer peripheral ring to an outer periphery of the segment cores. The method also includes reheating the stator at a predetermined temperature in a state where a circularity of the stator is corrected by restraining the outer peripheral ring in the stator to improve the circularity of the stator.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302768

Processing method of stators

A processing method of stator, comprising the following steps: step 100: forming a stator blank out of a standard bar stock through cold extruding; step 200; turning the excircle, the end faces and the sealing groove of the stator blank prepared in step 100, so as to obtain a semi-finished product of stator; step 300: performing precision broaching on the inner bore of the semi-finished product of stator prepared in step 200, so as to obtain a finished product of stator. The processing method of stator provided in this invention has the following advantages: the blank cutting allowance is small. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302767

Method for producing a distributed lap winding for polyphase systems

Method for producing a distributed lap winding for polyphase systems, in particular for alternators, wherein, in a first step, a chain of laps (60) is formed with a linking direction (r), characterized in that, in a further step, at least one lap (60) is rotated with its lap sides (66) at right angles to the linking direction (r) such that at least one lap side (66) of one lap (60) is arranged alongside at least one lap side (66) of another lap (60) such that the at least one lap side (66) of one lap (60) and the at least one lap side (66) of another lap (60) are arranged at a position which corresponds to a slot position.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302766

Device mounter head and device mounting method using the same

A device mounter head and a device mounting method using the device mounter head are provided. The device mounter head includes: a cylinder block unit including at least one cylinder in which a piston unit moving along the at least one cylinder is disposed; a pressure control unit which controls pressure inside and outside the at least one cylinder so that the piston moves along the at least one cylinder based on the controlled pressure; and a nozzle which is connected to the piston unit, and includes an inlet exposed to an atmosphere outside the cylinder block unit and a nozzle communication vent connected to the inlet and provided with the controlled pressure, wherein the inlet is configured to suck, grab and release a component using the controlled pressure.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302765

Device for fastening a vehicle interior trim panel

A device (20) for fastening a vehicle inner lining (14) to a lining support (12) includes a holding element (22) and a receiving element (24). The receiving element (24) has a latching portion (26) that is laterally open and into which the holding element (22) can engage such that it is fastened to the receiving element (24) in the axial direction. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302764

Woven mesh braid connection tool

An apparatus and method for use is provided to remove the flare from the end of a hose to be inserted into a connector. The apparatus serves to align the braids, typically woven of stainless steel mesh, which encompass high pressure hosing such as found in a high pressure gas line. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302763

Device for attaching a line to a connecting element

A device for attaching a line or wire cable to a connecting element includes an upper and a lower die that each has a press surface. At least one recess outside of the press surfaces is provided between the upper and the lower die that decreases the risk of damage to the dies should an erroneous attachment of the wire cable to the connecting element occur.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302762

Fitting assembly evaluating apparatus and methods

The present application discloses methods and apparatus for installing fitting components, such as a conduit gripping device, on a conduit to form an assembly. The assembly is joinable with at least one other fitting component to form a fitting. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302761

Process for manufacturing an anodized aluminum disc seal shell

A method is provided for manufacturing an anodized disc seal shell for a container. The method includes: providing a metal disc seal shell having a surface; masking a portion of the surface to provide a masked surface and an unmasked surface; anodizing the unmasked surface; and removing the masking from the masked surface to provide an un-anodized surface.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302760

Spiral assembly tool

An assembly tool for assembly of a first component of a prosthesis to a second component of the prosthesis for use in joint arthroplasty. The tool includes a first member operably associated with the first component and defines a first member longitudinal axis thereof. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302759

Floating captive screw installation method

A floating captive screw installation method includes the step of inserting a lock screw through a spring member and then inserting the lock screw with the spring member into a stepped barrel, the step of inserting the stepped barrel with the spring member and the lock screw into a rotary cap to keep the head of the lock screw outside the rotary cap, the step of forcing a toothed engagement portion of the head of the lock screw into engagement with a retaining groove in the top open side of the rotary cap tightly, and the step of letting a front coupling flange of the rotary cap be stopped against the bottom side of a top coupling flange of the stepped barrel. This installation method eliminates a secondary processing process, saving much installation labor and time.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302758

Ornamental article fixing apparatus and method of fixing ornamental article with the fixing apparatus

An ornamental article fixing apparatus configured to fix an ornamental article as a member to be fixed to a sheet-type fixation member including: a tubular portion arranged through the fixation member; one flange portion formed at one end portion of the tubular portion and arranged on the side of a surface portion on one side of the fixation member; and a shaft member arranged so as to penetrate through the tubular portion and having a length longer than the length of the tubular portion, in which one other flange portion is formed at one other end portion of the tubular portion by pulling the shaft member along an axial direction of the tubular portion, and the ornamental article is fixed to the fixation member by the one flange portion and the other flange portion.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302757

Method and device for stripping fibres in a fibre bundle

The invention relates to a method and a device for removing the sheath or for stripping fibres of a fibre bundle. Each fibre comprises a core and a sheath, wherein the fibres are arranged adjacent to each other on a base such as to run in a first direction, a cut is made with two blades running perpendicular to the first direction in a plane from opposing sides such that the blades from a notch in each sheath running in the circumferential direction, the fibre bundle is then dipped in a chemical solvent up to the cuts in the fibres for a given period in order to pre-weaken the connection between the sheath and the core and the pre-weakened sheath sections are mechanically drawn from the fibre cores.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302756

Mobile extendable boom refurbishment trailer

A trailer and method for servicing an extendable boom loading apparatus. The trailer includes an end, a support structure, and a plurality of tools. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302755

Method for repairing self-piercing riveted workpieces

A method is disclosed for repairing a workpiece having two metal components riveted together. The workpiece has a discrepant joint caused by an improperly-installed-self-piercing rivet. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302754

Universal rubber bushing extraction tool

A universal rubber bushing-extracting tool includes a threaded bolt and two pushing units. Each of the pushing units includes a nut, a mount, a bearing and two pushers. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302753

Capacitor producing method, capacitor producing device, and capacitor producing program

In a capacitor producing method, a bottom electrode, a thin-film dielectric, and a top electrode are deposited on a substrate so as to form a capacitor, wherein defects including particles and electrical short-circuits between the bottom electrode and the top electrode are detected before the capacitor is divided into capacitor cells. Next, defects such as particles and electrical short-circuits between the bottom electrode and the top electrode are removed before the capacitor is divided into capacitor cells.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302752

Fastener for a lace

A fastener includes a pull unit having first and second pull-lace portions, and an intermediate part connected between the pull-lace portions. A tightening unit includes first and second lace holders connected pivotally to each other, and two clamps connected slidably and respectively to the lace holders. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302751

Safety belt release mechanism

The safety belt release mechanism includes sensor and belt release components. The sensor is installed at a low point within the vehicle. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302750

No tools quick assembly surface fastening system

A quick assembly surface fastening system for mounting accessories to a desk or another type of support member, without requiring a separate tool, is provided. The fastening system includes an adjustable clamping device for frictionally engaging an edge of a desk; a clamp nut assembly having a tightening member pivotally attached thereto and adapted for pivoting between a first and second position; and an accessory sleeve configured for mounting upon the clamp nut assembly. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302749

Slide fastener

A slide fastener comprising a pair of tapes, a top stop, a bottom stop and rows of fastening teeth arranged on the edge of said tapes, comprising at least one pair of dummy teeth located in a gap of the rows of fastening teeth, restoring a continuity of the rows of fastening teeth, so to allow free passage of the slider, and at the same time providing a distinctive feature in the row of fastening teeth.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302748

Skateboarder's shoelace clamp and methods of use

A device for securing shoelaces without needing to tie the shoelaces is disclosed. One embodiment of the device comprises a pair of small, planar fastener disks with an aperture cutout in each disk. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302747

Hose clamp

Disclosed is a hose clamp to prevent damage of the hose and enhance a fastening force. The hose clamp includes: a clamp body formed by bending a resilient plate-shaped member of a stainless steel; a fastening screw having a head and coupled with a fastening housing which is secured to one end of the clamp body; a plurality of pieced holes formed inwards at the other end of the clamp body to be engaged with the fastening screw; a damage prevention means for preventing the pierced holes or the widthwise edges of the clamp body from penetrating into the hose to damage the surface of the hose during a fastening operation; and a compensation means integrally formed with the clamp body for restraining and firmly fastening the hose in an amount being reduced as the diameter of the hose is decreased due to long-term use.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302746

Binding device

This invention provides a method for the easy manufacture of a binding device in which resistance in the extraction direction is strengthened by applying an inclination to a movable clasp and ratchet teeth, and provides a binding device manufactured using this manufacturing method. The device includes a band-like body having flexibility and a head portion disposed on an end of the band-like body in the lengthwise direction. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302745

Bag clip

A bag clip with an elongate extruded plastic member having a profile of an inverted teardrop where the downwardly facing edges of the the extruded teardrop shape touch each other and where at least one corner of one surface of the teardrop profile is flared outwards so that a folded top of a bag can easily be slid into the bag clip without having to physically open the clip first. A preferred embodiment includes the extruded plastic member is made of abs plastic.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302744

Multi-purpose universal grip

The multi-purpose universal grip is an ergonomically designed grip for use by persons with a thumb and one or more fingers. The grip itself may be manufactured as an accessory or attached to or part of a shaft, wheel, handle, surface, etc.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302743

Hinge apparatus for a door

The present invention relates to a hinge device for doors which are used in products, such as refrigerators, etc., to open and close them. In the hinge device, an upper operation unit is connected to a lower operation unit in such a way that a lower cam provided in the lower operation unit is interlocked with an upper cam provided in the upper operation unit by a single shaft, and that the lower cam and the upper cam are moved upwards and downwards in opposite directions.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302742

Block and tackle window balance with bottom guide roller

Disclosed are apparatus for a block and tackle window balance to be incorporated in single and double hung window assemblies. In one embodiment the block and tackle window balance includes a roller secured within a bottom guide to increase range of travel of a window sash.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302741

Drive wheel and bearing

In one embodiment a bearing comprises an outer ring surrounding a central hub with inner and outer portions. In this embodiment, the inner portion is longer than the outer portion. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302740

Caster having replaceable shielded bearing

A caster includes a yoke for retaining a wheel, a bearing housing connected to the yoke and a replaceable shielded bearing occupying the bearing housing. The inner wall of the bearing housing is provided with a groove into which a retaining ring may be inserted to prevent the shielded bearing from escaping. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302739

Cross-reference to related applications

A bushing suitable for use as a vehicle suspension mount comprises a hydraulic component in series with an outer rubber bushing. The series combination provides good absorption of shock loads without exceeding suspension system packaging constraints.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302738

Wiper blade

Wiper blade for windscreen wiper modules for vehicles and in a design as a flat wiper blade, with a wiping rubber forming a wiping lip with at least one spring rail connected to the wiping rubber and in addition with at least one spoiler profile connected to the wiping rubber and to the at least one spring rail and manufactured as an independent profile.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302737

Washing device

The present invention provides a washing device (200). The washing device (200) includes a plurality of washing members (220a-220c). ...

12/15/11 / #20110302736

Miswak toothbrush

A toothbrush having a handle with a first end, a second end and a longitudinal axis that extends along the length of the handle from the first end to said second end. A channel having upright side members is located at the first end of the handle and a brush receiving head having individual bristles or tufts of bristles embedded therein which is rotatably coupled to the side members of the channel is adapted to rotate along the longitudinal axis of the handle, either freely or only when a force is applied such as when the bristles in the brush receiving head are pushed or pulled against a user's teeth.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302735

Cleanup system

The cleanup system employs an associated clearing component, such as a tool comprised of squeegee and/or brush elements, to close the entrance to a containment or receptacle unit to thereby prevent leakage or escape of liquid, semi-liquid, and/or dry matter during transport.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302734

Item for cleaning the skin

A skin-cleansing article that is activated by moistening with water, followed by a mechanical action so as to obtain a cleansing foam, includes a fibrous substrate and a cleansing composition. The substrate is a pad based on water-jet-entangled cotton fibres with a basis weight of between 100 and 300 g/m2, and the cleansing composition includes at least one surfactant and a humectant such as glycerol, the amount of water on the substrate being less than 25% by weight of the article, and the article having from 0.1 to 1.2 gram of active material of the composition per gram of the substrate.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302733

Textured cotton wipes

A textured wipe is provided that includes a non-woven or woven cotton wipe sheet, and in some embodiments a plurality of beads and/or a coating. The cotton wipe sheet has a wipe surface and an opposing back surface. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302732

Dual-connection rubber ball for cleaning and descaling in a heat exchange tube

A dual-connection rubber ball for cleaning and descaling in a heat exchange tube, which belongs to the field of cleaning and descaling in the heat exchange tube includes two solid rotatable bodies, elastic cleaning and descaling fins and an intermediate elastic connecting body, the elastic cleaning and descaling fins are disposed uniformly in the circumferential direction of the two solid rotatable bodies, the intermediate elastic connecting body is connected to the two solid rotatable bodies respectively at it two ends, the thickness of the fin is 0.6-2 mm, the ratio of height to thickness of the fin is 1.25-4, the intermediate elastic connecting body can be formed as a cylinder shaped body, a sheet shaped body or a compound body thereof, the diameter of the cylinder shaped intermediate elastic connecting body is 1/10 to ½ of the inner diameter of the heat exchange tube. The thickness of the sheet shaped intermediate elastic connecting body is 1/25 to ⅕ of the inner diameter of the heat exchange tube. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302731

Wet/dry floor cleaning unit

A floor cleaning device including a base assembly for movement along a surface, a handle, a nozzle, a nozzle lifting mechanism, a brush, a brush lifting mechanism, a recovery tank, and a liquid distribution system. The nozzle lifting mechanism moving the nozzle relative to the base assembly and the surface and the brush lifting mechanism moving the brush relative to the base assembly and the surface.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302730

Motorized golf ball cleaning device

Disclosed is a motorized golf ball cleaning device which comprises: a lower housing with a cavity for holding a liquid; an upper housing which contains electrical components, control components, and cleaning brushes; means to connect the upper housing to the lower housing; a feeder capable of holding a golf ball and feeding it into the liquid; a stand which is connected to the bottom of the lower housing; and means for powering the cleaning brushes.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302729

Barbeque grill cleaning device

A barbeque grill cleaning device including a soaking container, in which the grill may be submerged in a cleaning liquid, and a rotary scrubbing head for scrubbing the grill while positioned in the soaking container. The barbeque grill cleaning device includes: a container defining a cavity shaped and sized for receiving a barbeque grill therein; and a scrubbing head for scrubbing the barbeque grill, the scrubbing head is rotatable relative to the container; such that the cleaning of the barbeque grill is aided by a scrubbing action as a result of contact between the barbeque grill and the rotating scrubbing head.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302728

Apparatus for facilitating maintenance of a pool cleaning device

Advantageous apparatus, are provided for facilitating maintenance of a automated pool cleaning device. More particularly, an improved automated pool cleaning device is provided, according to the present disclosure. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302727

Footwear structure with textile upper member

Articles of footwear include a textile upper member with an exterior constructed from knitted textile material, the exterior including a region with stability ribs and a second unribbed region. The region(s) having stability ribs may be located, for example: along a lateral midfoot side of the upper member; along a forefoot portion of the upper member; and/or along a medial midfoot side of the upper member. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302726

Cosmetic composition for coloring hair comprising a direct hair dye and a carrier system comprising lipid vesicles

The present invention concerns cosmetic compositions for coloring hair comprising at least one direct hair dye and a carrier system for the at least one direct hair dye, the use of such compositions in cosmetic formulations for coloring hair and processes for the production of the compositions. To provide a possible way with which the permanence of the bond of direct hair dyes to the hair can be improved, with the aim of direct dyes remaining on the hair for as long as possible to deliver the desired hair color in the desired quality for as long as possible, according to the invention there are proposed compositions of the aforementioned kind in which the carrier system includes lipid vesicles having one or more lipid membranes, wherein the at least one direct hair dye is contained in the lipid vesicles and the lipid vesicles have a positive surface charge, wherein the positive surface charge is caused by the lipid vesicles in the lipid membrane or membranes in addition to the lipids from which the vesicles are made up having positively charged alkyl trimonium salts as charge generators.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302725

Cosmetic composition for coloring hair comprising a direct hair dye and a carrier system comprising polysaccharides

The present invention concerns cosmetic compositions for coloring hair comprising at least one direct hair dye and a carrier system for the at least one direct hair dye, and the use of such compositions in cosmetic formulations for coloring hair. To provide a possible way with which the permanence of the bond of direct hair dyes to the hair can be improved, with the aim of direct dyes remaining on the hair for as long as possible to deliver the desired hair color in the desired quality for as long as possible, according to the invention there are proposed compositions of the aforementioned kind in which the carrier system is vesicular and comprises vesicles which are made up from hydrophobised polysaccharides and have a particle size of between 10 and 1000 nm as well as a positive surface charge with a zeta potential in the range of between 1 and 150 mv.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302724

Enzymatic textile bleach-whitening methods

For a length of time and under conditions suitable to permit measurable whitening of the textile material, thereby producing a bleached-whitened textile material.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302723

Depilatory composition

A depilatory cream composition comprising a depilatory active, and one or more volatile, essential oils selected from the group consisting of orange oil, cedarwood oil, patchouli oil, pine oil, cabreuva oil, guaiacwood oil, lavandin oil, bergamot oil, petitgrain paraguay oil, lavender oil, mint oil, virginia cedarwood oil, citrus aurantium dulcis oil and citrus grandis oil.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302722

Laccases and methods of use thereof at low temperature

Laccase enzymes and nucleic acid sequences encoding such laccase enzymes are described. The laccase enzymes may be employed in conjunction with mediators in improved methods for modifying the color of denim fabrics. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302721

Tunable spring mattress and method of making same

A mattress includes a spring extending between first and second points to provide a first spring rate in a first direction. A polymer fiber structure is provided between the first and second points and adjoins the spring. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302720

Patient weighing and bed exit monitoring

Patient support systems are generally disclosed. An example patient support system may be configured to provide a predictive bed-exit alarm and/or a patient weight. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302719

Patient support systems

Patient support systems are generally disclosed. An example patient support system may include a base; first and second longitudinally oriented sidewalls extending upward from lateral side portions of the base; a substantially vapor-impermeable barrier on the top surface of the base and on inwardly facing surfaces of the sidewalls; a substantially vapor-permeable top cover extending between the sidewalls such that a generally longitudinally oriented channel configured to receive airflow therethrough is substantially defined by a lower surface of the top cover, an upper surface of the barrier on the base, and inwardly facing surfaces of the barrier on the sidewalls; a supply conduit extending from an exterior air supply connector to an internal air supply opening within the channel; an air discharge opening within the channel; and an inflatable support disposed in the channel. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302718

Weight-stabilizing stretcher

A flat backboard for an injured person to lie upon is supported between two rigid support poles. The support poles are connected at each end of the stretcher to each other by an elevated support assembly. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302717

Bed sheet with indicia and method

A head placement system for a bed is provided that includes a bed sheet that has an upper surface. The bed sheet has a head edge on one end and a toe edge on an opposite end, and first and second side edges that extend from the head edge to the toe edge. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302716

Combination flat sheet, skirted fitted sheet, and mattress pad assembly, and bed covering for use with same

A combination flat sheet, skirted fitted sheet, and mattress pad assembly for use with a mattress is provided and includes a mattress pad having a first set of anchoring elements located on a top surface of the mattress pad; a combination flat sheet/skirted fitted sheet subassembly; and, optionally, an outer bed covering. The combination flat sheet/skirted fitted sheet subassembly includes a second set of anchoring strips that mate with the first set of anchoring strips to hold the subassembly in place on the mattress pad, making it very easy to make up a bed using the invention. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302715

Combination flat sheet, fitted bed skirt sheet, and mattress pad assembly

A combination flat sheet and fitted bed skirt sheet assembly, and mattress pad assembly. The mattress pad assembly has a top surface, upper and lower edges, retainers for retaining the mattress pad on a mattress, and strips of hook and loop material on the top surface near the upper and lower edge of the mattress pad. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302714

Permanent bedding extenders for sheets, blankets and comforters

A bedding extender configured to be permanently attached to either a side edge or an end edge of a sheet, blanket or comforter. The bedding extender has a top edge, a bottom edge and opposing side edges. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302713

Pillow scarf and method of covering pillows on a bed

A scarf hides the upper portion of a made bed from view. The scarf includes a portion of material having a length and a width, opposite first and second ends and opposite top and bottom edges. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302712

Lift chair

A lift apparatus has a frame with open sides and a web assembly slidably retained along the sides which extends from one end of the frame to the other. While the web assembly is retracted, the frame moves to pass around a mobility-impaired individual and rest against the surface supporting the individual. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302711

Side push handles for a patient lift

A patient lift includes a base with one or more casters supporting the base for movement relative to a support surface. A mast is supported by the base and extends generally upwards. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302710

Toilet seat that lifts

The present invention, hereinafter referred as a toilet seat that lifts, is a specially designed toilet seat featuring an integrated lift mechanism which raises the seat upward and gently sets it atop the bowl after use comprising a hydraulic lift mechanism, incorporated into the base of the unit. This lift features spring loaded hinges which gently raise and lower the seat on demand. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302709

Multi-use portable hand held hygienic device

A multi-functional handheld hygienic device with a j-shaped nozzle and attachment options for alternate use externally on either the genital area as a bidet or the rectal area as a wash and for use internally in the genital area as a douche and the rectal area as an enema. A temperature controlled water tank or water diverter attached to a combined hot and cold faucet supplies temperature controlled water to the nozzle.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302708

Passive sensors and control algorithms for faucets and bathroom flushers

An optical system includes one or several passive optical detectors sensitive to ambient (room) light for controlling, for example, the operation of automatic faucets or automatic bathroom flushers. The passive optical sensors provide signals to flow controllers, including control electronics and flow valves and require only very small amounts of electrical power for sensing users of bathroom facilities, and thus enable battery operation for many years. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302707

Tss, toilet seat saddle

The tss, toilet seat saddle provides a specially designed handle easily mounted to the underside of the toilet seat and is positioned so that the proximal end of the unit projects outwards from one side of the seat, serving as the unit handle comprising a flat, rectangular shaped unit comprised of an adjustable, sliding base which expands or contracts to perfectly accommodate the exact dimensions of the existing toilet seat rim, abutting flush against the underside of the rim and held in place atop the bowl via two, vertical retainers which serve as the actual saddle. The handle is gently contoured to afford a comfortable grip. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302706

Method for operating a dispenser device in particular a wc rinser

A method of operating a toilet freshener includes the step of flushing water flow through a toilet bowl within a flushing water period [t1-t2], in which t1 represents the start of flush water flow and t2 the end of flush water flow. A sensor unit detects triggering of a flush water stream through the toilet bowl within the flushing water period [t1-t2] at a time ts. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302705

Dispenser device in particular a wc rinser with fixing means

The application relates to a release device, in particular toilet freshener, for releasing at least one preparation into the interior of a toilet bowl comprising a dispenser, at least one container connected to the dispenser for storing at least one preparation, a release element for releasing preparation, in particular into the interior of a toilet bowl, the release element being connected in communicating manner to the container via a line and the bottom of the container being arranged above the release orifice of the release element in the direction of gravity, such that a difference in level Δh is formed between the bottom of the container and the release orifice of the release element.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302704

Dispenser device in particular a wc rinser with fixing means

A release device, such as a toilet freshener that releases at least one preparation into the interior of a toilet bowl, comprises a dispenser, at least one container connected to the dispenser for storing at least one preparation, a release element for releasing preparation, a line connecting the release element and the container in communicating manner, a sensor unit capable of detecting vibrations, and a fastening means for detachably fixing the dispenser to the rim of a toilet bowl. In a preferred embodiment, the fastening means rests at least in part on the toilet bowl and is configured to pick up vibrations, such as structure-borne noise, from the toilet bowl and transmit them to the sensor unit.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302703

Temperature regulating garment

A garment for regulating temperature includes a body having a back panel and at least one front panel made of a temperature insulating textile and partially joined along at least one common edge, the joined panels defining an inside chamber. At least one pocket is fastened to an inside surface of at least one of the front panel and the back panel. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302702

Swim goggles

A pair of swim goggles include left and right frames respectively encircling lenses, position elements, and a pair of strap apparatuses assembled with the left and right frames, respectively. Each of the strap apparatuses includes a coupling element, a propping plate, a releasing plate, and a head strap having multiple retaining slots. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302701

Position controlling mechanism for chin guard and visor plate of helmet

The position controlling mechanism is provided to be pivotally mounted on a side of a full-faced helmet for adjusting the positions of a chin guard and a visor plate of the helmet. The position controlling mechanism includes at least a chin guard, at least a spring, at least a rotor, at least a visor plate, at least an interaction gear, at least a transmission gear, at least a rotative element, at least an elastic ring and at least a visor plate base. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302700

Vibration dampening material

A vibration reducing headgear assembly including a circumferential band and a plurality of straps extending from the band to define a dome structure, each strap including vibration reducing material including at least a first elastomer layer and a reinforcement layer comprising a high tensile strength fibrous material.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302699

Sock

To provide a functional area partially within the toe area on the sole side of the sock. Providing a needle-lowering area 1a which is knit by needle-lowering knitting and a needle-raising area 2 which is knit by needle-raising knitting at a specified position within the toe area 4 on the sole side of sock s, these being aligned in the course direction, and providing a first functional area 1 in which the needle-lowering area 1a and/or the needle-raising area 2 is knit with a functional yarn which differs from the yarn used in knitting the other areas 11 within the toe area 4 on the sole side. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302698

Waistless underwear alternative secret pants shield

A women's waistless and seamless clothing adherable underwear includes an oval pad made of a soft absorbent material, wherein the pad has double sided strips of adhesive tape with removable peel-off cover strips to attach to the inside crotch area of low slung clothing pants, such as tight pants, leotards or dungaree jeans facing upward to the skin and crotch of the wearer. The material is preferably a soft, non-woven, absorbent material. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302697

Safety headwear system having interchangeable outer coverings for providing customizable appearances

A system for interchangeable customized headwear is provided that improves the user experience and attractiveness of safety products, especially safety products designed to protect the head. The system provides for interchangeable customized outer coverings that can be replaced and/or reoriented. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302696

Cap bill plate with multiple layers and cap using the same

The present invention relates to a cap bill plate having multiple-layers. The multiple layer of the cap bill plate includes three layers, a first layer, a second layer, and a third layer. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302695

Stretchable cap and manufacturing method thereof

The sweat absorbing member comprises a non-stretchability added portion at a location that corresponds to the forehead of a wearer and a material for adding non-stretchability to the non-stretchability added portion does not directly contact the forehead.. . ...

12/15/11 / #20110302694

Clinical force sensing glove

A clinical sensing glove system to quantify force, shear, hardness, etc., measured in manual therapies is disclosed. A sensor is disposed in a clinical glove. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302693

Tool holding glove

Methods and apparatus for securely holding a tool are provided. The apparatus includes a glove covering a user's palm and fingers. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302692

Necktie knot stay

A necktie knot stay apparatus that functions to prevent any significant slipping of a necktie knot, which may otherwise occur as the result of a wearer's regular movement. The necktie knot stay apparatus provides a comfortable solution where the wearer does not have to over-tighten the necktie knot in order to prevent the necktie knot from slipping. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302691

Patient gown

A patient gown for a nursing mother is disclosed, the patient gown includes an outer gown releasably fastened in a front thereof, an upper portion of said outer gown having shoulder straps cooperating to form the upper opening, wherein a front of the shoulder straps is fastened to a back of the shoulder straps, and an inner jacket fastened to an interior of the outer gown. The outer gown and inner jacket cooperate to provide coverage of a desired portion of the body of the patient, as well as coverage of a nursing child, as desired.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302690

Garment for aiding in recovery from surgery or injury

A garment comprising one or more body openings for passage of a patient's head and/or extremities. The garment is slit away from, and generally perpendicular to, at least one body opening, such as extending along a leg or arm of the garment, to provide a closable opening for ready access to a wearer's treatment site with minimum discomfort to the wearer. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302689

Woven fabric

Provided is a woven fabric which is suitable for use as a covering fabric for down garments, down jackets, bedclothes, sleeping bags, etc. The woven fabric is lightweight and thin, has a high tear strength, and can retain low air permeability even after laundering. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302688

Device for adjusting the length of a flexible link and use thereof in a comfort housing for a harness strap

A device for adjusting the length of a flexible link according to the pulling force exerted on the link, the continuous link passing through the device between two substantially opposite input/output ends of the device. The device includes elements for producing at least one link loop whose extent can vary according to the pulling force, at least one return element tending to increase the extent of the loop up to a predefined maximum in the absence of pulling force on the link and which corresponds to a reduction of the apparent length of the link on which the device is placed, the pulling force of the link resulting in a reduction of the extent of the loop up to a predefined minimum and which corresponds to an elongation of the apparent length of the link on which the device is placed. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302687

Clothing systems having resistance properties

A weighted article of clothing having cooling properties, comprising a clothing substrate with weights attached thereto, the weights being made of a gel and being strategically placed so as to not interfere with the movements of a wearer and to not interfere with outer clothing or equipment worn over the weighted article of clothing and with the weights being arranged in a plurality of weight clusters and linking strands, with neighboring weight clusters being connected together with the linking strands. An exercise and training device for swimmers in the form of a shirt, top, or singlet that, due to the material of manufacture, increases the resistance to the swimmer's movement through the water.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302686

Close-fitting sports garment

Sports garment adapted to cover at least one limb or body member, such garment including a textile base primarily worn in close contact with the body and including a compression zone surrounding the limb/member, the compression zone including at least one film affixed to the textile base, the film including a plurality of openings. The compression zone includes at least one exclusive compression zone and at least one postural support zone, the yield strength of the garment portion forming the postural support zone being greater than that of the garment portion forming the exclusive compression zone, along at least one direction of bias.. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302685

Firefighter harness

A firefighter harness can be worn as a belt. If a situation arises that leg loops are desired, the firefighter harness includes a front pouch that can be ripped open to release the leg loops. ...

12/15/11 / #20110302684

Finger guard system

A finger guard system may include a finger guard adapted to be worn on a finger of a user, and a thumb guard adapted to be worn on a thumb of the user. The finger guard may include a substantially tubular finger guard main body having a top, a bottom, an upper portion, a lower portion, and a medial portion including a bend so that the upper portion is angled with respect to the lower portion. ...

12/15/11 / #(vii) a buffer which maintains a ph of about 6 to about 8, and

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12/15/11 / #(vi) a sequestering agent,

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12/15/11 / #(v) a peroxide stabilizer,

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12/15/11 / #(iv) a surfactant and/or an emulsifier,

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12/15/11 / #(iii) a hydrogen peroxide source,

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12/15/11 / #(ii) an ester substrate for said perhydrolase enzyme,

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12/15/11 / #(i) a perhydrolase enzyme,

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12/15/11 / #(c) at least one acid or disperse shading dye for shaded variations of white,

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12/15/11 / #(b) at least one fluorescent whitening agent, and, optionally,

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12/15/11 / #(a) an enzymatic textile bleaching composition comprising

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12/08/11 / #this invention belongs to the area of heat pump/refrigeration technology, which provides absorption heat pump of multiterminal heating and the ways of additional adjacent high-temperature heating-side.

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12/08/11 / #the pipeline of heated medium in the new absorber is connected with the external.

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12/08/11 / #refrigerating fluid flows from the generator to the new absorption-evaporator, and then into the new absorber, the generator.

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12/08/11 / #refrigerating fluid flows from a generator to a new absorber, and then into a new absorption-evaporator, and finally into the generator.

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12/08/11 / #refrigerant vapor in the evaporator flows through the new liquid refrigerant pump, and then into the new absorption-evaporator and the new absorber.

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12/08/11 / #refrigerant vapor in the condenser flows through a new throttle, and then into the new absorption-evaporator and the new absorber.

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12/08/11 / #inner combustion chamber casing of a turbomachine, which casing is intended to be placed downstream of a centrifugal compressor, the said casing having the shape of a disc, pierced by a central circle, and comprising on its disc at least one guide vane of the drawn-off air, the said guide vane extending longitudinally over the said disc between the periphery of the disc and the central circle and spreading out axially from the disc so as to form with the downstream face of the said centrifugal compressor a guide channel for the air which is drawn off upon exit from the said compressor,

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12/08/11 / #d. a cover film layer comprising a top facial surface and a bottom facial surface, the bottom facial surface of the cover layer in direct contact with the top facial surface of the graphics layer; and

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12/08/11 / #b. a graphics layer comprising (1) dark and light areas, and (2) a top facial surface and a bottom facial surface, the bottom facial surface of the graphics layer in direct contact with the top facial surface of the mounting adhesive layer;

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12/08/11 / #a. a mounting adhesive layer comprising a top facial surface and a bottom facial surface;

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12/08/11 / #a self locking fastener is disclosed herein which is self-contained and resists loosening even when used in applications and environments where the fastener is exposed to vibration. in one form the present invention provides a self locking screw-type fastener, methods of manufacturing and/or assembling such fasteners, and methods of fastening using such fasteners. in another form, the invention provides a self locking nut-type fastener, methods of manufacturing and/or assembling such fasteners, and methods of fastening using such fasteners. in still other forms, the invention provides components for creating self locking fasteners using at least in part conventional materials and/or fasteners, methods of manufacturing and/or assembling such fasteners, and methods of fastening using such fasteners. in another form, the invention provides prepackaged kits for customizable fasteners that purchasers can buy and use to assemble customized fasteners in accordance with the invention.

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12/08/11 / #a floor sign comprises:

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12/08/11 / #20110296861

Heat pump system

A heat pump system includes a heat source unit, a discharge refrigerant communication tube, a liquid refrigerant communication tube, a gas refrigerant communication tube, a first usage unit and a second usage unit. The first usage unit has a first usage-side heat exchanger capable of functioning as a radiator of the heat-source-side refrigerant introduced from the discharge refrigerant communication tube. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296860

Heat pump system

A heat pump system includes: a heat-source-side refrigerant circuit having a heat-source-side compressor, a first usage-side heat exchanger operable as a radiator of heat-source-side refrigerant, and a heat-source-side heat exchanger operable as a radiator of heat-source-side refrigerant; and a usage-side refrigerant circuit having a usage-side compressor, a refrigerant/water heat exchanger operable as a radiator of usage-side refrigerant to heat an aqueous medium, and the first usage-side heat exchanger operable as an evaporator of usage-side refrigerant by radiation of heat-source-side refrigerant. The capacity of the heat-source-side compressor is controlled so that a saturation temperature corresponding to the pressure of the heat-source-side refrigerant in the discharge of the heat-source-side compressor becomes a target temperature; and the capacity of the usage-side compressor is controlled so that a saturation temperature corresponding to the pressure of the usage-side refrigerant in the discharge of the usage-side compressor becomes a target temperature.. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296859

Coaxial economizer assembly and method

A coaxial economizer for use in a chiller system comprising an inner housing and an outer housing having a common longitudinal axis. The outer housing has an inlet for receiving a fluid from a upstream compressor stage of a multistage compressor and an outlet for conveying a fluid to a downstream compressor stage of a multistage compressor. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296858

Ph2ocp portable water and climatic production system

The present invention relates to a portable water and climatic production system (“ph2ocp”). In the preferred embodiment, the system utilizes a desiccant rotor wheel to capture water vapor. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296857

Method for controlling air conditioner

Provided is a method for controlling an air conditioner. The air conditioner includes an air-conditioning unit having a plurality of components constituting a heat exchange cycle, a location detecting sensor detecting a location of a learner in an indoor space, and a control unit controlling the air-conditioning unit. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296856

Condensing unit desuperheater

A condensing unit has a fan selectively operable to draw air through the condensing unit along an airflow path, a first row of condenser tubes disposed along the airflow path, and a second row of desuperheater tubes disposed along the airflow path downstream relative to the first row of condenser tubes. A condensing unit has an airflow path, a desuperheater heat exchanger disposed along the airflow path, and a condenser heat exchanger disposed along the airflow path. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296855

Thermal management system with dual mode coolant loops

A dual mode, thermal management system for use in a vehicle is provided. At a minimum, the system includes a first coolant loop in thermal communication with a battery system, a second coolant loop in thermal communication with at least one drive train component (e.g., electric motor, power electronics, inverter), and a dual mode valve system that provides means for selecting between a first mode where the two coolant loops operate in parallel, and a second mode where the two coolant loops operate in series.. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296854

Method of adding adjacent high-temperature heating-side for absorption heat

The invention can form new units of simple structure and high heating temperature, and reduce the temperature requirement of cooling medium or actuated-hot when it is used to refrigeration type.. . ...

12/08/11 / #20110296853

Method for the in-line processing of liquid or pasty or semi-liquid media such as grape harvests

The invention relates to a method for the in-line processing of liquid or pasty or semi-liquid media or further, media which contain solid elements in a liquid base, in pipe for conveying the medium between two steps in a plant by direct injection of a cryogenic fluid into the pipe, characterized in that the method uses, for the injection into the pipe, an injection device including a hollow cylindrical body in which a valve urged by a spring is inserted, said injection device including a through-channel substantially parallel to said valve and supplied with a pressurized cryogenic fluid, wherein one end of the through-channel is connected to the cryogenic fluid supply system while the opposite end opens at the seat of the valve.. . ...

12/08/11 / #20110296852

Energy management system

An energy management system for use with a temperature controlled unit for food or beverages. A sensor is provided that comprises means to measure a temperature in the temperature controlled unit, and means to transmit wirelessly the measured temperature to a controller. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296851

Evaporator for a refrigeration circuit

A vaporizer for a cooling circuit, particularly for a motor vehicle, is provided that includes a vaporization region, wherein a coolant flowing through the vaporization region takes up heat from an outside region, wherein the vaporization region is downstream of a first expansion element on the inlet side in the direction of flow of the coolant, wherein an exchanger member is provided between the vaporization region and the first expansion element, and wherein heat can be transferred from the coolant upstream of the vaporization region to the coolant downstream of the vaporization region.. . ...

12/08/11 / #20110296850

Strainer system

A strainer for use with combining beverages and cold food includes a bottom section sized for insertion into a beverage container, and a side section projecting substantially vertically from the bottom section and sized for insertion into a portion of such beverage container. A method for retaining ice in a container capable of holding a liquid includes placing a strainer capable of retaining ice in a container capable of holding a liquid, adding ice to the container such that at least some of the ice is retained by the strainer, placing a liquid in the container, and removing the strainer from the container. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296849

Integrated power, cooling, and heating apparatus utilizing waste heat recovery

The present invention provides an apparatus for utilizing waste heat to power a reconfigurable thermodynamic cycle that can be used to selectively cool or heat an environmentally controlled space, such as a room, building, or vehicle. The present invention also integrates an electric machine, which may operate as a motor or generator, or both, and an additional prime mover, such as an internal combustion engine. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296848

Fluid transfer arrangement

A fluid transfer arrangement comprising a duct having a first end and a second end, a pulse generation mechanism located at the first end of the duct to direct fluid pulses towards the second end of the duct in use, and a baffle located at the second end of the duct that defines an aperture having sharp edges. The sharp edges generate ring vortex fluid flow from the aperture in use. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296847

Mounting assembly

A mounting assembly 2 for mounting a gearbox 10 to a gas turbine engine, comprising a mount ring 4 and a spigot pin 8 having a flange 22 at one end. The spigot pin 8 extends radially outwardly through a bore 14 in the mount ring 4 for engagement with a gearbox 10 and the flange 22 locates against a radially inner surface of the mount ring 4. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296846

Aeronautical engine with cooling of an electric starting device

An aeronautical engine including a fuel pumping device including a high pressure fuel pump including an inlet connected to a low pressure fuel conduit and an outlet connected to a main circuit for feeding high pressure fuel, an electric device starting the engine, and a device cooling the electric starting device connected to the pumping device to ensure cooling by circulation of fuel. The cooling device is supplied with fuel by a pump that includes an inlet connected to the pumping device, upstream from the high pressure pump, and that is driven by an electric motor independently of the high pressure pump.. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296845

Combined heat and power with a peak temperature heat load

A combined heat and power plant in which air is compressed in a compressor, the compressed air is reacted with a fuel, producing high temperature, high pressure combustion products, the combustion products heat a first heat load whereby the combustion products are cooled to a temperature suitable for entry into an expander, and the cooled, high pressure combustion products are expanded in the expander which provides turning power to a power load such as a generator. Less than substantially 200% excess air and preferably less than substantially 20% excess air is compressed. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296844

Gas turbine combustion system with rich premixed fuel reforming and methods of use thereof

A gas turbine engine system, comprising a compressor, a combustor, and a turbine; a fuel system comprising one or more fuel circuits configured to provide fuel to the combustor; a non-catalytic fuel reformer in fluid communication with the one or more fuel circuits, wherein the non-catalytic fuel reformer is configured to receive an oxidant and a fraction of the fuel in the one or more fuel circuits in a fuel-rich ratio and reform the fraction of the fuel to produce a reformate; and a control system configured to regulate at least one of fuel flow and oxidizer flow to the non-catalytic fuel reformer to control a modified wobbe index of the fuel entering the combustor.. . ...

12/08/11 / #20110296843

Positive displacement power extraction compensation device

A positive displacement power extraction compensation device is used to start and control the operation of engines. The device includes a positive displacement fixed vane compressor having a rotor connected with a drive shaft, a combustor connected with the compressor and a positive displacement power extraction device also having a rotor connected with a drive shaft. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296842

Control of axial thrust by guidance of the air drawn off from a centrifugal compressor

Characterized in that the said guide vane has a curved shape orienting in a radial direction at the level of its most central end.. . ...

12/08/11 / #20110296841

Gas turbine engine diffuser

An exemplary diffuser includes a plurality of air flow channels defined by a corresponding plurality of vanes. The vanes extend from a first side of the diffuser and define a width of the air flow channel between the corresponding plurality of vanes. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296840

Gas turbine combustor injection assembly, and combustor fuel mixture feed method

A fuel mixture is fed to a gas turbine combustor by an injection assembly, which has an outer body with combustion-supporting air inlets; a conical tubular portion housed inside the outer body and partly defining an inner conduit and an outer annular conduit; and a first and second feed circuit for feeding liquid fuel to the inner conduit and outer annular conduit respectively; the first circuit having a ring of conduits with respective axes parallel to a generating line of an outer surface of the conical tubular portion.. . ...

12/08/11 / #20110296839

Self-regulating fuel staging port for turbine combustor

A port (60) for axially staging fuel and air into a combustion gas flow path 28 of a turbine combustor (10a). A port enclosure (63) forms an air path through a combustor wall (30). ...

12/08/11 / #20110296838

Heat source machine

A heat source machine includes: a first emission amount calculation unit 12 which calculates a first carbon dioxide emission amount that is an amount of carbon dioxide emitted to obtain an energy source consumed in a hot-water supply operation; a second emission amount calculation unit 13 which calculates a second carbon dioxide emission amount that is an amount of carbon dioxide emitted to obtain an energy source consumed in a reference heat source machine on an assumption that the reference heat source machine performs the same operation as the hot-water supply operation; and a carbon dioxide emission reduction degree display unit 14 which displays a carbon dioxide emission reduction degree that results from changing to the current heat source machine, according to a difference between the first carbon dioxide emission amount and the second carbon dioxide emission amount.. . ...

12/08/11 / #20110296837

Cleaning device for a convection section of a thermal power plant

A cleaning device includes at least: a holder, a lance having a fluid distribution device, a drive unit for a translational motion of the lance in the holder, and a fluid conducting system having a feed, a return, and flow paths starting from the feed to the return and to the fluid distribution device. At least one actuating means (or actuator) is provided in order to connect the feed to the return or to the fluid distribution device as needed. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296836

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine having an air intake section (2) which has an air intake line (3), having an exhaust section (4) which has an exhaust line (5), and having at least one exhaust-gas turbocharger (6) which has a compressor (7) in the air intake line (3) and a turbine (8) arranged in the exhaust line (5), characterized by a controllable bypass arrangement (9) which has an air supply line (10) which, as viewed in the flow direction (r) of the intake air, opens into the air intake line (3) down-stream of the compressor (7).. . ...

12/08/11 / #20110296835

Variable capacity exhaust gas turbocharger

A variable capacity exhaust gas turbocharger having a small thermal capacity and enabling the structure to be simplified. A exhaust gas inlet hardware (13) having an exhaust gas inlet body (11) in which an inner side flow passage (u1) communicating with an inner scroll passage (t1) and an outer side flow passage (u2) communicating with an outer scroll flow passage (t2) are formed and a flap valve (12) for opening and closing the outer side flow passage (u2) are formed at the exhaust gas inlet part of a turbine housing body (14) in which the inner scroll passage (t1) and the outer scroll flow passage (t2) are formed. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296834

Separately cooled turbocharger for maintaining a no-flow strategy of an engine block coolant jacket

An internal combustion engine is provided herein. The internal combustion engine may include a turbocharger including a turbine positioned in an exhaust passage, the turbine having a turbine housing. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296833

Method and arrangement for reducing an nox content in the exhaust gas of an internal combustion engine in a vehicle

A method and an arrangement are provided for reducing a nox-content in the exhaust gas of an internal combustion engine in a vehicle. The combustion engine includes at least one cylinder, an intake for the supply of air, an exhaust outlet for discharging exhaust gases into an exhaust after treatment system for reducing emissions of the internal combustion engine. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296832

Avoidance of coolant overheating in exhaust-to-coolant heat exchangers

A method for operating an engine system comprises charging a cylinder of the engine system with exhaust from upstream of an exhaust turbine at a first rate. The method further comprises charging the cylinder with exhaust from downstream of the turbine at a second rate. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296831

Approach for identifying and responding to an unresponsive wastegate in a twin turbocharged engine

An engine system for a vehicle is provided, comprising an internal combustion engine including an exhaust system; a first turbine including a first wastegate and arranged along a first branch of the exhaust system, a second turbine including a second wastegate and arranged along a second branch of the exhaust system a first exhaust gas sensor arranged along the first branch of the exhaust system downstream of the first turbine and first wastegate; a second exhaust gas sensor arranged along the second branch of the exhaust system downstream of the second turbine and the second wastegate; and a control system configured to command the first and second wastegates to a closed or open position and to indicate one of said wastegates as unresponsive to said command in response to a temperature difference between the first and second branches indicated by the first and second exhaust gas sensors.. . ...

12/08/11 / #20110296830

Multistage supercharging system control apparatus

In the case where a low-pressure-side supercharging pressure acquired value corresponding to the pressure of inlet gas at the outlet of a low-pressure compressor operated in a twin supercharging mode is less than a target supercharging pressure in a single supercharging mode, changeover from the twin supercharging mode to the single supercharging mode is prohibited. Meanwhile, in the case where the low-pressure-side supercharging pressure acquired value is equal to or greater than the target supercharging pressure, the changeover from the twin supercharging mode to the single supercharging mode is permitted. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296829

Variable geometry exhaust turbocharger

A variable geometry exhaust turbocharger, wherein bolts which fasten a variable nozzle mechanism do not loosen. A variable geometry exhaust turbocharger is provided with a turbine housing (1), a turbine rotor (3), a turbine shaft (3a), a bearing (5) for supporting the turbine shaft, a bearing housing (4), and a variable nozzle mechanism (8) for regulating the flow of exhaust gas. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296828

Turbocharging system for internal combustion engine

A two-stage turbo system using small-sized turbo-superchargers and simply configured. A two-stage turbo system provided with an internal combustion engine (1), two turbo-superchargers (2a, 2b) driven by exhaust gas from the internal combustion engine (1), control valves (v1-v5) for switching between the flow path of intake gas sucked into the internal combustion engine (1) and the flow path of exhaust gas from the internal combustion engine (1), and a control device for controlling the control valves (v1-v5) and the turbo-superchargers (2a, 2b). ...

12/08/11 / #20110296827

Master cylinder

In order to make the idle stroke which occurs as small as possible in a master cylinder, in particular for a clutch, actuating or brake system of a vehicle, comprising a cylinder housing with a piston bore, a piston arranged in the piston bore and having an end side facing a cylinder chamber and at least one afterflow opening which leads from a piston skirt surface through a piston wall to the cylinder chamber at a distance from the end side and adjoins an afterflow space in a pressure equalization position of the piston so that in the pressure equalization position hydraulic medium can run on into the cylinder chamber in order to equalize the pressure, and an inner sealing element which is arranged between the housing and the piston in the area of the piston bore and limits the cylinder chamber, it is suggested that the afterflow space be arranged between the sealing element and the piston skirt surface on a side of a sealing lip of the sealing element facing away from the cylinder chamber and that in the pressure equalization position the afterflow opening be arranged so as to be located opposite an inner surface of the sealing element limiting the afterflow space.. . ...

12/08/11 / #20110296826

Controlling heat in a system using smart materials

A cooling assembly adapted for use with an exothermic system, includes a manipulable cooling member and/or source, and an active material element operable to selectively inter-engage or further engage the member or source and the system through displacement or formation of a thermal link.. . ...

12/08/11 / #20110296825

Rotating apparatus

The present invention concerns a rotating apparatus related to water power, particularly related to wave power, and related to conversion of energy, for instance to generate electricity. The apparatus according to the invention may comprise one or more axially connected horizontally arranged floating or neutrally buoyant rotors that are driven by a number of fins that in turn are driven by wave waterflows and/or linear waterflows, said rotors being adapted for rotation, said rotation being non-changing and independent of the direction of the waterflows. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296824

Hydrostatic transmission by-pass mechanism

A bypass pin for a hydrostatic transmission is disclosed. The hydrostatic transmission has a hydraulic pump. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296823

Systems and methods for energy storage and recovery using gas expansion and compression

In various embodiments, energy-storage systems are based upon an open-air arrangement in which pressurized gas is expanded in small batches from a high pressure of, e.g., several hundred atmospheres to atmospheric pressure. The systems may be sized and operated at a rate that allows for near isothermal expansion and compression of the gas.. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296822

Efficiency of liquid heat exchange in compressed-gas energy storage systems

In various embodiments, efficiency of energy storage and recovery systems employing compressed air and liquid heat exchange is improved via control of the system operation and/or the properties of the heat-exchange liquid.. . ...

12/08/11 / #20110296821

Improving efficiency of liquid heat exchange in compressed-gas energy storage systems

In various embodiments, efficiency of energy storage and recovery systems employing compressed air and liquid heat exchange is improved via control of the system operation and/or the properties of the heat-exchange liquid.. . ...

12/08/11 / #20110296820

Engine exhaust gas treatment device including electrically actuated hydrocarbon adsorber bypass valve

An engine exhaust gas treatment device may include a housing, a hydrocarbon adsorber, an adsorber bypass passage, and a bypass valve assembly. The hydrocarbon adsorber may be located within the housing and may define a first flow path between an exhaust gas inlet and an exhaust gas outlet of the housing. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296819

Multiple-shell silencer / rear shell port

An exhaust system for an internal combustion engine includes an outer housing having a front shell and a rear shell, a prechamber in which exhaust gas from the combustion chamber enters, and an intermediate shell having a front and back as well as a catalytic converter holder. A catalytic converter element is arranged on the catalytic converter holder where an exhaust port directs exhaust gas from the catalytic converter element. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296818

Vehicle mounted engine control apparatus

A vehicle mounted engine control apparatus serves to prevent air fuel ratio control from becoming an excessively fuel rich state by sequentially actuating heaters for early activation of a pair of exhaust gas sensors arranged in an upstream and a downstream position of a catalyzer. Electric power is first supplied to a heater for an upstream exhaust gas sensor, and the supply of electric power to a heater for a downstream exhaust gas sensor is started without waiting for activation of the upstream exhaust gas sensor, if a heater current declines to a predetermined value or less. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296817

Adaptive oxygen sensor methods, systems, and software

One embodiment is a system operable to control entry of an oxygen sensor into a learning mode. Further embodiments, forms, objects, features, advantages, aspects, and benefits shall become apparent from the following description and drawings.. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296816

On-board vehicle diagnostic of an oxidation catalyst

There is presented a method for monitoring an oxidation catalyst in an exhaust line of an internal combustion engine, wherein a catalyst diagnostic event comprises a test cycle during which a conversion capability of the oxidation catalyst is determined based on the exotherm generated by post-injection of fuel. The diagnostic event may only be initiated when the temperature of the oxidation catalyst lies within a predetermined temperature range.. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296815

Intake air heating and exhaust cooling

Intake air heating and exhaust cooling is provided by a double wall exhaust system serving as an exhaust-to-air heat exchanger, sourcing hot air to the intake manifold for intake stroke pumping benefit and cooling the exhaust system during high load operation by routing excess boost air through an interstitial space of the double wall.. . ...

12/08/11 / #20110296814

Cold start hydrocarbon emission reduction control strategy for active hydrocarbon adsorber

A control system may include an adsorber bypass evaluation module, an adsorber bypass control module and an engine operation control module. The adsorber bypass evaluation module may evaluate a bypass closing criterion of a hydrocarbon adsorber bypass passage in an engine exhaust gas treatment device after an engine key-on condition. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296813

Variable area fan nozzle with bypass flow

The exit area of a nozzle assembly is varied by translating a ring assembly located at a rear of the engine nacelle. The ring may be axially translatable along the axis of the engine. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296812

Thrust reverser actuation system architecture

A thrust reverser actuation system includes a plurality of actuators, a power drive unit, and a gear set. Each actuator is coupled to receive an actuator input torque and is configured, upon receipt of the actuator input torque, to move between a stowed position and a deployed position. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296811

Heat transfer arrangement for fluid-washed surfaces

A heat transfer arrangement for a fluid-washed body having first and second ends and a fluid-washed surface extending there-between. The arrangement includes a heat transfer member extending from the first end at least part way along the body towards the second end. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296810

Life management system and method for gas turbine thermal barrier coatings

A method, system and computer program product for life management and monitoring of a high temperature gas turbine including components having a thermal barrier coating is disclosed. The method, system and computer program product uses design, monitoring and diagnostics, and inspection data to determine the cumulative damage and remaining useful life of gas turbine components and unit risk and classification probability to determine thermal barrier coating damage probability, remaining useful life, and inspection recommendations.. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296809

Integrated fuel production and electricity generation

A gas inlet configured to convey a gas stream from a feed source to the system. A hydrogen sulfide removal stage includes a first vessel configured to receive a first media. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296808

Contained vorticies device

A contained vortices device that allows for the flow of air or gas into and out of the device. In the process of gases moving through the device, a vortex is created within the device that allows for the separation of heavier materials, reduction of the size of any particulates, and the expelling of particulates of a significantly smaller size than was introduced to the device.. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296807

Dust extraction device

A dust extraction device for a machine hand tool is provided. The dust extraction device includes an outer tube arranged about an axis, the outer tube being closed on the first axial end thereof by a wall. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296806

Filter elements; air cleaner; assembly; and, methods

A filter element, a safety element and fluid cleaner assembly. The fluid cleaner assembly generally includes a housing having a cover and a primary fluid cleaner section. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296805

Electronic device and filter unit

A cleaner, which automatically cleans an air filter, is coupled to an outer (upstream) side of a partition including an intake port. The air filter is coupled to the intake port through which air is drawn. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296804

Air filter cleaning device and electronic device

An air filter device of a projector, which is an electronic device, includes an air filter and a brush. The air filter includes a cleaning region. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296803

Air filter cleaner and video projector

An air filter cleaner includes a brush, which cleans an air filter. A case moves back and forth together with the brush, which is arranged on the case. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296802

Banknote sorting and bundling apparatus

A banknote sorting and bundling apparatus (1) includes a banknote processing device (2) including a stacker (16), and a banknote bundling device (3) including a bundling unit (22) and a bundling-side stacking unit (21). The apparatus (1) further includes a banknote transport unit (13) that transports a banknote deposited in a hopper unit (11) through a banknote transport path (18) including a first transport path (18a), a second transport path (18b), and a third transport path (18c), a diverting unit (13a) for diverting the banknote being transported through the banknote transport path (18) to the stacker (16) or the bundling-side stacking unit (21), and a post-bundling transport unit (26) for dispensing a bundle of banknotes bundled by the bundling unit (22) to a bundle dispensing outlet (23) provided near the hopper unit (11). ...

12/08/11 / #20110296801

Rollable chairmat

A rollable chairmat is provided that comprises a sheet of polymeric material having a plurality of parallel grooves across one of its surfaces. Adjacent grooves define a rib therebetween, with each rib defining a peak and each groove defining a valley. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296800

Packaging system for retaining propulsive devices

A packaging fixture may include a first member including a plurality of first generally round apertures and a plurality of first elongated apertures. The first member may include a thickness from a first side to an opposite second side and each of the plurality of first round apertures and the plurality of elongated apertures may extend through the thickness of the first member. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296799

Packaging machine and packaging method with generation of pressurized air

The present invention refers to a packaging machine (1) comprising at least one workstation (2, 3, 4) and a device (11) for generating compressed air. The invention is characterized in that the device (11) for generating compressed air is connected to a lifting gear (21) of the workstation (2, 3, 4), wherein the device (11) is drivable by the movement of the lifting gear (21) of the workstation (2, 3, 4). ...

12/08/11 / #20110296798

Automated pusher mechanisms for packaging systems

Automated pusher mechanisms with pusher heads that reciprocally travel in a product chute. The pusher head has a laterally extending planar forward portion and semi-circular side portions.. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296797

Two-piece hermetic seal bellows for single-side placement on an insulating glass unit or highly insulating vacuum glass unit

A vacuum insulating glazing unit (vigu) comprises a first glass pane and a second glass pane spaced-apart from the first pane to define a cavity therebetween. A first seal member is bonded at a first end to the first glass pane and a second seal member is bonded at a first end to the second glass pane and at a second end to a second end of the first glass pane. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296796

Spacer for insulating glass panes

A method for the production of a frame-shaped spacer for insulating glass panes which includes individual glass plates spaced by adhering the spacer to them, including the steps of selecting a metallic hollow profile bar, which includes an outer wall, an inner wall opposite the outer wall and two flanks which are parallel to one another, the inner wall and the outer wall being narrower than the hollow profile bar, and forming the spacer from the hollow profile bar, so that their flanks face the glass plates.. . ...

12/08/11 / #20110296795

Window system and light guiding film therein

The present invention relates to a light guiding film including a film base and at least one microstructure. The microstructure is disposed on a side of the film base, and comprises a first surface and a second surface. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296794

Acoustical sound proofing materials and methods of making the same

A laminated structure comprises a first external layer and a second external layer; an internal layer disposed between the first and the second external layers; a first adhesive layer disposed between the first external layer and the internal layer, wherein the first adhesive layer is patterned to cover only a first portion of the internal layer; and a second adhesive layer disposed between the second external layer and the internal layer, wherein the second adhesive layer is patterned to cover only a second portion of the internal layer on a side opposite the first adhesive layer, and wherein the first portion is different than the second portion.. . ...

12/08/11 / #20110296793

Method of forming a core component

The present invention is directed to a method of forming a molded core component. A mat formed from cellulosic fiber and resin is provided. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296792

Modular brick or block outdoor structures

A modular brick or block outdoor structure includes an outdoor structure that is constructed in modular sections. Each modular section is fabricated from a plurality of paving bricks or retaining wall blocks that match the brick or block used to construct the patio. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296791

Interlocking concrete construction method

A method for interlocking precast concrete sections to create a unified whole. The method allows precast pieces to be substituted for in situ castings in certain applications. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296790

Method for repairing exterior wall structures

The invention relates to a method for repairing exterior wall structures. According to the invention, the transfer of moisture through external cladding to the wall structure is prevented by treating the external cladding with façade protection, after which holes are formed in the external cladding at a distance from each other and, through the holes, an insulation space behind the external cladding is dried and disinfected with disinfectant.. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296789

Construction system and method for constructing buildings using premanufactured structures

The present construction system and method for constructing energy efficient multi-story buildings with a plurality of standard single or mixed units utilizing premanufactured, prefinished, and preassembled non-weight bearing walls, interior components and exterior components for a plurality of standard single or mixed units comprising: installing exterior window walls on exterior sides of the plurality of standard single or mixed units and partially enclosing each of the plurality of standard single or mixed units; installing demising walls in a perpendicular direction interfacing with the exterior window walls and partially enclosing the each of the plurality of standard single or mixed units; installing utility walls on the interior sides of the plurality of standard single or mixed units in a perpendicular direction interfacing with the demising walls and connecting with the demising walls to completely enclose the each of the plurality of standard single units; installing end walls on the exterior sides of the plurality of standard single or mixed units at ends of the building in a parallel direction as the demising walls and completely enclosing the each of the plurality of standard single or mixed units located at the ends of the building; installing bathroom floor pans into a preformed recess within the floor and ceiling slabs in the each of the plurality of standard single or mixed units; connecting utilities and plumbing fixtures to the utility walls; installing entry doors adjacently positioned by the utility walls; installing interior partitions within the each of the plurality of standard single units for separating rooms and configuring the each of the plurality of standard single or mixed units; installing kitchen and bathroom components to the utility walls; installing roof components on top of the building; and assembling exterior walkways depending on the building's configuration.. . ...

12/08/11 / #20110296788

Method of anchoring a connector, and connector

A method of anchoring a connector in a lightweight building element is provided. The connector includes a sleeve element and a piston element with a shaft portion, wherein the shaft portion is guided by the sleeve element. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296787

Moment frame links wall

A lateral bracing system having high initial stiffness and including yield links capable of effectively dissipating stresses generated within the lateral bracing system under lateral loads.. . ...

12/08/11 / #20110296786

Bracket and bridging member for metal stud wall

The present invention provides in one aspect for a bracket for use in a metal stud wall having internal bridging members for tying the metal studs and bridging members together. The bracket comprises an l shaped bracket having a leg for overlying the bridging member joined to an upright for overlying the metal stud. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296785

Insulation system

The present disclosure relates to an insulation system for securing cladding to the exterior surface of a building. An insulated panel has a front face and a rear face. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296784

Steel mesh for steel reinforced concrete slab

A steel mesh for steel reinforced concrete slab is disclosed to have a plurality of locating blocks selectively fastened to the ends of steel wire rods thereof to facilitate positioning in a mold accurately and positively during molding with concrete to form a steel reinforced concrete slab.. . ...

12/08/11 / #20110296783

Modular form for building a preinsulated, roughly finished concrete wall and method of building a structure therewith

A system of building modules that may readily be assembled into wall structures that, when filled with concrete, form an insulated, roughly-finished wall structure ready to receive both exterior and interior wall treatments. The building modules may be readily assembled by relatively untrained personnel and form walls typically having an overall r-value in the range of approximately 30. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296782

Shaped profile assembly to bridge a construction element joint

A one-piece or multiple-piece shaped profile assembly that is used for bridging a construction element joint (2), namely expansion joints or displacement joints between two construction elements (3.1; 3.2). This assembly is shaped as a stiff joint bridge with two vertical mirror-image shaped profiles (5, 6) facing each other at both joint edges that are connected together by means of a shaped bridging profile (7) extending across the construction element joint (2). ...

12/08/11 / #20110296781

Insulating finishable panel

A rigid faced foam cored panel system utilized to produce an insulating finishable surface in interior and exterior applications. The long edges of the rigid foam panels may be indented to form a recessed space for tapping, applying joint compound and assisting in achieving a level finished surface. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296780

Floor panel

A floor panel in the form of a multilayer, rectangular laminate with a soft core (10) of plastic, a décor film (12) on the upper side of the core (10), a transparent finishing layer (14) and a transparent lacquer layer (16) applied on the finishing layer (16), as well as a back-pull layer (18) on the back of the core (10), with a lockable tongue and groove connection at least at two mutually opposite edges of the panel (20, 22).. . ...

12/08/11 / #20110296779

Interlocking glass setting block support

Interlocking glass setting block supports are disclosed herein. In an embodiment, an interlocking glass setting block support includes a setting block chair; and a setting block, wherein the setting block chair comprises a lower face having at least one locking nub sufficiently designed, when positioned in a groove of a horizontal member of a curtain wall, to fit within a recess of the groove, wherein the setting block comprises a lower face and a back edge, wherein the back edge has at least one locking nub sufficiently designed, when positioned in the groove of the horizontal member of the curtain wall, to fit within a space created between the upper face of the setting block chair and an entry site of the groove, and wherein the lower face has a pressure sensitive adhesive, the pressure sensitive adhesive sufficiently designed to adhere the setting block to the setting block chair.. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296778

Pre-manufactured utility wall

The present invention relates to pre-manufactured utility walls that may be readily adapted for use in multi-story building construction. The present invention efficiently and conveniently consolidates utility components typically found in residential, institutional and/or commercial settings into a pre-manufactured, preassembled and, optionally, pre-bundled component at a site other than the building site.. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296777

Window reveal systems and methods

A window reveal kit can include a window, a first connector, and at least one reveal trim. The window has an outer side, an inner side, and a frame portion about a perimeter of the window. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296776

Sash binder

Another exemplary embodiment relates to a sash assembly. The sash assembly includes an outer sash having at least one groove, an inner sash having at least one groove, and a removable binder extending along a perimeter of a surface of the outer sash and inner sash. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296775

Toggle assembly for retaining a panel member

The present invention relates to a toggle assembly that can be used with a curtain wall system to retain infills of panel members. A toggle assembly of the present invention is sufficiently designed to simultaneously retain in place a first infill of a first panel member and a first infill of a second panel member on both sides of a mullion, wherein at least a portion of the toggle assembly directly engages at least a portion of the first infill of the first panel member and at least a portion of the first infill of the second panel member.. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296774

Retractable, low-profile storm shield systems and methods

A self-contained system for protecting building penetrations is disclosed. The system can include a housing containing a take-up roll and a screen made from a flexible, strong fabric-like material suitable for resisting high winds, driving rain, and wind-driven missiles. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296773

Assemblies for constructing solar panel mounting systems

Mechanical clips and pier cap assemblies are provided that may be used to construct solar panel mounting frames. The assemblies include a pier cap that is configured to be attached to a top portion of a pier, which includes an opening and a flange stop. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296772

Elevator system with guide rail bracket

An exemplary door frame assembly that is useful in an elevator system includes a plurality of door frame members including a header, a sill and a plurality of jambs. The door frame members are configured to be secured into a desired position along a hoistway. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296771

Multi-pane glass unit having seal with adhesive and hermetic coating layer

A vacuum insulated glass unit (vigu) comprises a first pane of a transparent material and a second pane of a transparent material. The second pane is spaced apart from the first pane to define a cavity therebetween. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296770

Structural column with footing stilit

A structural column assembly of the type used for erecting building structures and the like is bedded in a concrete footing formed in situ in an earthen hole. The column assembly includes a post whose bottom end is suspended above a floor of the hole by a stilt. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296769

Premanufactured structures for constructing buildings

The present premanufactured structures for constructing buildings comprises a construction system for an energy efficient multi-story building with a plurality of standard single or mixed units. The multi-story building is constructed using premanufactured structures comprising: a plurality of non-weight bearing walls, the plurality of non-weight bearing walls with finished exterior including all electrical, insulating, plumbing and communications components that are premanufactured at a site distant from a building site, and the plurality of non-weight bearings walls are attached to a plurality of floor and ceiling slabs and interfacing with each other to enclose the plurality of units of the building; a plurality of interior components that are premanufactured at the site distant from the building site to connect to inside portions of the non-weight bearing walls; and a plurality of exterior components that are premanufactured at the site distant from the building site to attach to exterior surfaces of the building. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296768

Method for sealing flashing joints below flashing

Seal a flashing joint on an open frame structure using a first barrier sheet having first and second adhesive strips on opposing primary surfaces proximate to opposing edges and running the length of the first barrier sheet by applying the first barrier sheet over the flashing joint with one edge below the flashing joint and adhering an adhesive strip to a building element below the flashing joint with the first adhesive strip and applying a second barrier sheet overlapping the first barrier sheet and adhere the first and second barrier sheets together using the second adhesive strip. The process can include applying flashing over the first barrier sheet and flashing joint and then overlaying the flashing with the second barrier sheet and sealing the second barrier sheet to both the first barrier sheet and the flashing.. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296767

Bonded abrasive article

A bonded abrasive article includes, on a total weight basis: 30 to 37 percent of ceramic-coated blue fused aluminum oxide particles; 30 to 37 percent of non-seeded sol-gel alumina-based abrasive particles, wherein the non-seeded sol-gel alumina-based abrasive particles are composed of crystallites of alpha alumina, magnesium alumina spinel, and rare earth hexagonal aluminate; a phenolic binder that comprises a reaction product of 8 to 12 percent by weight of curable novolac phenolic resin and 2.1 to 5.1 percent by weight of curable resole phenolic resin; 3 to 6 percent by weight of metal fibers having a length of 5 millimeters or less; 8 to 11 percent by weight of cryolite; and 0.1 to 0.3 percent by weight of electrically conductive particles. Methods of making and using the bonded abrasive article are also disclosed.. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296766

Brazed diamond tools and methods for making the same

Superabrasive tools and methods for the making thereof are disclosed and described. In one aspect, superabrasive particles are chemically bonded to a matrix support material according to a predetermined pattern by a braze alloy. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296765

Ultra-hard constructions with enhanced second phase

An ultra-hard construction is disclosed that is prepared by a method comprising the steps of treating a material microstructure having a polycrystalline matrix first phase material and a second phase material from at least a partial region of the material microstructure, wherein the second phase material is disposed within interstitial regions of the material microstructure, and wherein removal of the second phase material creates a porous material microstructure characterized by a plurality of empty voids and replacing the removed second phase material with a replacement material having a thermal characteristic that more closely matched polycrystalline matrix first phase that the second phase material.. . ...

12/08/11 / #20110296764

Trim attachment structure

A trim attachment structure includes a door frame, trim and a clip. The door frame has an attachment part, which is formed by a single plate, and a fitting hole. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296763

Fixing structure of opening weather strip for vehicle

A fixing structure of an opening weather strip for a vehicle may include a door frame molding having a variable cross-sectional width and installed at a front end portion of a door frame, an opening weather strip fixing molding having a cross-sectional height, which varies according to the variable width of the door frame molding and installed at a top end portion of the door frame, and the opening weather strip mounted between the opening weather strip fixing molding and the door frame molding and supported upwards by the opening weather strip fixing molding with a predetermined height to match a vehicle body, thus sealing a space between the vehicle body and the door frame.. . ...

12/08/11 / #20110296762

Device for pivoting a front hatch as well as a front hatch module

According to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, a device can be provided for pivoting a front hatch of a track-guided vehicle, which can a reduced weight, while at the same time being able to reduce susceptibility to failure. The device can include a first pivot lever connectable to the front hatch and a second pivot lever connectable to the front hatch, where the pivot levers can be rotatable about a common rotational axis, to pivot the front hatch relative the vehicle chassis. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296761

Hinge assembly

A hinge is provided. In at least one embodiment, the hinge includes: a first hinge leaf; a second hinge leaf interleaved with the first hinge leaf; a housing defined within a posterior side of at least one of the first hinge leaf and the second hinge leaf and configured to receive a conduit adapted to receive and pass through a medium of power transfer from the first hinge leaf to the second hinge leaf on an anterior side of the first hinge leaf and second hinge leaf; and an aperture defined on the anterior side of at least one of the first hinge leaf and the second hinge leaf through which to access the housing. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296760

Security window assembly

A security window assembly includes a frame coupled to an opening in a structure, a first window section coupled to the frame, and a second window section slidable within the frame relative to the first window section, where the second window section has a closed position where the first window section and the second window section substantially fill different portions of the opening and an open position where the first window section and the second window section substantially fully overlap each other. A security panel is coupled to the second window section so that the security panel is stowed within the structure when the second window section is in the closed position and at least partially fills the opening when the second window section is in the open position.. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296759

Apparatus for vaporizing and reforming liquid fuels

The present invention is an apparatus for the gasification of liquid fuels, involving: (a) a nozzle for atomizing and feeding a liquid fuel into a mixing region; (b) an inlet for feeding an oxidizer into the mixing region; (c) the mixing region for mixing the atomized fuel with the oxidizer; (d) a radiation hot box for vaporizing the liquid fuel, the radiation hot box comprising an ignition source positioned inside coiled catalytic reactor; (e) the coiled catalytic reactor comprising a coiled metal screen providing for a radial flow path from an inner diameter to an outer diameter of the coiled metal screen and providing for a plurality of void volumes in random order along the flow path from the inner diameter to the outer diameter; and (f) an outlet for exiting a gaseous reformate.. . ...

12/08/11 / #20110296758

Process and system for converting waste material to fuel or synthetic gas feedstock

A waste processing system and method is described. The waste processing system may be used to treat any type of waste material that may be decomposed upon the application of energy, wherein recyclable metal and/or a gaseous end product is/are generated which may have commercial or industrial applications. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296757

Portable hydroponic terrace cart

A hydroponics apparatus for growing plants. The apparatus includes a frame attached to a base; the frame includes a frame member having an angled portion at an angle with respect to the base. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296756

Mini space farm-a food regenerative system in the long-term space mission

In the long-term space human living environment, the biological wastes from human, animals, and plants can be fully digested and recycled by rearing six kinds of recycling animals which will be nourishing feed stuff for feeding edible animals. These edible animals and their eggs combined with space plants will be various food for human. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296755

Bag constructed of weed suppression material for packaging ground cover material

A bag constructed of a weed suppression material for packaging a ground cover material. When the bag is in a closed configuration, the bag serves as a container for shipping, handling, and storage of the ground cover material. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296754

Light-permeable pot and decorative tree using such pot

The utility model discloses a light-permeable pot, which comprises a pot main unit. The foresaid main unit has a bottom and a side wall, and the upper part is an open-end. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296753

Methods and compositions for predicting unobserved phenotypes (pup)

Methods for predicting unobserved phenotypes are provided. In some embodiments, the methods include (a) determining marker effects for a plurality of markers in a genotyped and phenotyped reference population with respect to a phenotype, wherein the reference population includes an f2 generation, an f3 generation, or a subsequent generation; (b) genotyping one or more plants of a predicted population with respect to the plurality of markers, wherein each of the one or more plants of the predicted population is a descendant of two parents and each parent has at least 80% genetic identity to at least one of the two parental plants employed to generate the reference population; (c) summing the marker effects determined in step (a) for each of the one or more plants of the predicted population based on the genotyping of step (b); and (d) predicting a phenotype of the one or more plants of the predicted population based on the sum of the marker effects from step (c). ...

12/08/11 / #20110296752

Composition that prevents damage to trees by harmful insects and a prevention method thereof

The present invention relates to a composition comprising a neonicotinoid-based compound having a high degree of insecticidal activity, a surfactant, and an organic solvent, which is capable of demonstrating stable effects and in which the types and amounts of surfactant and organic solvent are adjusted so as to prevent chemical damage in numerous types of trees. In addition, the present invention relates to a method for preventing damage to trees by harmful insects of numerous types of trees by injecting this composition into a tree trunk and allowing the chemical to circulate within the tree body.. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296751

Self contained system for growing perennial flowers in a rock-like or other ornamental planter

An improved ornamental container for gardening and the like is provided. The container, which is made of an artificial material of a desired shape and size, includes soil or some other growing medium, perennial bulbs or plants, a positioning device and individual containers or planting pots made from peat moss or some other growing medium for containing the bulbs. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296750

Rolling herbicide applicator and shield

A rolling herbicide applicator contains an herbicide nozzle fastened to a rigid shaft and axle at the center of a rolling disc for selectively applying herbicide to undesirable plants, while shielding desirable plants from herbicide overspray. The rolling applicator allows a user to trace a flowing outline through landscape arrangements of any shape with a steady movement as the rolling disc proceeds along the outline. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296749

Method and apparatus for the cultured sea algae

A method and apparatus for utilizing, processing, distributing and an accompanying business model for sea algae, particularly forced cultured kombu, to prevent the expansion of global warming, by encouraging a re-purchase of the cultured sea algae, by paying the purchaser back, in a constant rate, a part of the profit from the sales of a co2 omission right, which right depends upon the co2 absorption and fixation ability.. . ...

12/08/11 / #20110296748

Methods for the manufacture of fuel pellets and other products from lignocellulosic biomass

The present invention is directed to a method for producing products, such as fuel pellets, from lignocellulosic biomass. Lignocellulosic biomass having a moisture content of less than about 30% by weight is introduced into a reactor. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296747

Novel method of producing butanol

The present invention provides a method of producing butanol, comprising: causing a microorganism which belongs to the genus clostridium and is capable of producing butanol to produce butanol in a medium comprising saccharides assimilable by a microorganism which belongs to the genus clostridium, lactic acid and/or acetic acid as substrates. By the method of the present invention, the concentration of butanol produced in a culture medium (solution) can be increased and, furthermore, the rate of butanol production can also be increased. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296746

Amino and imino propionic acids, process of preparation and use

N-alkyl, n-alkenyl, n-cycloalkyl, n-aryl amino or imino propionic acids with an alkyl chain ranging from 6 to 18 carbons, or alkenyl chain from 8 to 30 carbons, are obtained from a reaction process in the absence of solvent at a temperature range from 30 to 180° c. And a time of 1 to 10 hours at atmospheric pressure. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296745

Production of higher quality bio-oils by in-line esterification of pyrolysis vapor

The disclosure encompasses in-line reactive condensation processes via vapor phase esterification of bio-oil to decease reactive species concentration and water content in the oily phase of a two-phase oil, thereby increasing storage stability and heating value. Esterification of the bio-oil vapor occurs via the vapor phase contact and subsequent reaction of organic acids with ethanol during condensation results in the production of water and esters. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296744

Ethyl acetate as fuel or fuel additive

A fuel blend consisting of a hydrocarbon-containing fuel component; and ethyl acetate is provided. The hydrocarbon-containing fuel component may be gasoline, diesel, bioethanol or biodiesel.. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296743

Fuel compositions having improved cloud point and improved storage properties

The present invention relates to a fuel composition comprising at least one biodiesel fuel and comprising 0.05 to 5% by weight of at least one polymer comprising ester groups, which comprises repeat units derived from ester monomers having 16 to 40 carbon atoms in the alcohol radical, and repeat units derived from ester monomers having 7 to 15 carbon atoms in the alcohol radical, and the polymer comprising ester groups has a weight-average molecular weight in the range from 5000 to 100 000 g/mol. The present invention further describes the use of polymers comprising ester groups as flow improvers in fuel compositions which comprise at least one biodiesel fuel. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296742

Process for obtaining combustibles and fuels, respectively

A process for obtaining a combustible or fuel, respectively, by thermally cracking a heavy oil in the presence of a wet, hydrocarbonaceous biomass by heating the heavy oil until the pyrolysis of the hydrocarbonaceous biomass, whereby the combustibles and fuels, respectively, are formed, removed from the heated heavy oil and subsequently condensed, characterized in that a hydrocarbonaceous biomass is used the moisture content of which amounts to, at most, 1.0% by weight, based on the biomass.. . ...

12/08/11 / #20110296741

Biodiesel candle formula and delivery system

A biodiesel candle formed of a wick and a fuel composition having at least one fatty acid methyl ester, at least one antioxidant, and at least one chelating agent. The biodiesel candle may further include at least one monobasic ester, at least one secondary alcohol, and/or at least one additional fuel, such as mineral oil. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296740

Insect pest-controlling apparatus

An insect pest-controlling apparatus (1) includes a light-reflecting attraction unit (4) that reflects sunlight and a trap (6) to trap insects attracted to light reflected by the light-reflecting attraction unit (4). The light-reflecting attraction unit (4) is a reflector whose reflectance of 220 to 390 nm light wavelength components is 5% or less. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296739

Trap

An animal trap is powered by compressed gas and includes a trigger mechanism and kill mechanism. The trap is preferably self-resetting. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296738

Fishing lure

The fishing jig includes a plurality of head members, at least a connection region connecting head members adjacent thereto, at least a hook member having a hook shank, a bend connected to a first end of the hook shank and a point adjacent to the bend, and an eyelet. The hook shank is at least partially embedded in the connection region or embedded in a head member. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296737

Fishing lure cover

A fishing lure cover comprising a lure cover, wherein the lure cover is planar and further wherein an underside of the lure cover has an adhesive backing and a top side of the lure cover has an optional decorative design; a base sheet removably adhered to the underside of the lure cover; and an optional top sheet removably adhered to the top side of the lure cover. An alternative embodiment is a spinner cover for a fishing spinner, wherein the spinner cover has the same characteristics as the lure cover. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296736

Fishing lure with internal bait compartment

An improved fishing lure comprising a body which defines an internal compartment therein and the body having a leading end and a trailing end. A hook is attached to the lure and an eye hook is attached to the leading end to facilitate the attachment of the fishing lure to a fishing line. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296735

System and methods to avoid insect attacks

The invention teaches at least one system and/or methods to protect humans and/or animals or plants (as targets) from bloodsucking or parasitic purposes by a variety of insects. Mosquitoes spread malaria that annually affects two hundred million people and results in two million deaths every year. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296734

Firearm sight

A sight for use on a firearm includes a frame member mountable to a firearm and having a pair of spaced apart posts extending therefrom, a support member extending transversely between the pair of posts and selectively rotatable with respect thereto, and a sight element. The sight element is carried by the support member between the posts and includes a central portion rotatably coupled to the support member, a first sight aperture portion extending from the central portion and defining a first aperture formed in a diamond shape with an upper v-notch and a lower v-notch, and a second sight aperture portion extending from the central portion and defining a second aperture formed in a diamond shape.. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296733

Multi-color reticle for ballistic aiming

According an embodiment, a projectile weapon aiming system includes a computer-controllable reticle with crosshairs or other aiming marks having a color and/or illumination that can be selectively changed to provide feedback to a shooter to indicate when the projectile weapon aiming system (and hence the projectile weapon itself) is accurately aimed to compensate for a particular range, inclination, crosswind, and/or other ballistic conditions.. . ...

12/08/11 / #20110296732

Articulating mount for weapon sight accessory

A mount for mounting an accessory to a weapon has a base portion and an upper portion each with fore-aft axes. A first and a second link interconnect the upper portion and the base portion for articulation between a use position and a storage position. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296731

Rotating mount for weapon sight accessory

A mount for mounting an accessory to a weapon includes a base portion with a forward edge and a rearward edge with a fore-aft axis extending therebetween. The fore-aft axis is parallel to the longitudinal axis of the weapon when attached thereto. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296730

Rigid composite structure with a superhard interior surface

A rigid composite structure has a first bore formed in a metallic material and a second bore formed by a super hard interior segment or segments disposed within the first bore. Each segment may be lined adjacent to one another and held under compression within the first bore. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296729

Muzzle loading rifle with centerfire cartridge ignition

A muzzleloading rifle includes an action and a barrel assembly attached to a forward end of the action. The barrel assembly includes a barrel, a barrel extension and an intervening wall. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296728

User configurable identification apparatus and method

A user assembleable identification device employable as a dog tag or other user-worn identifier configured for wearing around the neck on a chain or similar restraint. The device is provided in a kit of components assembleable to a readable tag which all come engaged to a chain or similar restraint to prevent component loss during transport. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296727

Enhanced graphic, anti-slip floor signage

E. An anti-slip layer comprising a top facial surface and a bottom facial surface, the bottom facial surface of the anti-slip layer in direct contact with the top facial surface of the cover layer, with the proviso that the anti-slip layer is coincident with the dark areas of the graphics layer.. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296726

Laminate structure with embedded cavities and related method of manufacture

An integrated laminate structure adapted for application in the context of solar technology, wafer technology, cooling channels, greenhouse illumination, window illumination, street lighting, traffic lighting, traffic reflectors or security films, including a first carrier element optionally including optically substantially transparent material enabling light transmission therethrough, a second carrier element including at least one surface relief pattern including a number of surface relief forms and having at least one predetermined optical function relative to incident light, the second carrier element optionally including optically substantially transparent material enabling light transmission therethrough, the first and second carrier elements being laminated together such that the at least one surface relief pattern has been embedded within the established laminate structure and a number of related cavities have been formed at the interface of the first and second carrier elements. An applicable method of manufacture.. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296725

Method and apparatus for billboard with advertisement including electroluminescent lighting

Method and apparatus provide for attaching a planar electroluminescent lamp unit to the side of a billboard, and providing a media adhered to the surface of the lamp unit and to the side of the billboard adjacent the lamp unit, wherein the media has advertising indicia printed thereon. The lamp unit is connected to a source of power on the billboard.. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296724

Electronic device with pattern-displaying function

An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing defining a chamber and at least one light source. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296723

Ironing appliance comprising a piezoelectric pump

Provided is an ironing appliance, including a pump that has a pumping chamber provided with an inlet and an outlet, the pumping chamber including a movable wall having an outer surface contacting a piezoelectric actuator provided to move the movable wall while changing the volume of the pumping chamber by the piezoelectric actuator, wherein the pump is placed in the ironing appliance such that the outlet of the pumping chamber is located at a higher level than the inlet in a normal position for operating the appliance.. . ...

12/08/11 / #20110296722

Piezoelectric pump for household electric appliance

Piezoelectric pump for a household electric appliance having a moving wall interposed between a first casing element defining a pumping chamber with the moving wall, and a second casing element applying pressure to the periphery of the moving wall in order to hold the latter in position. The moving wall has an exterior face in contact with a piezoelectric actuator designed to cause the moving wall to move so as to bring about a periodic variation in the volume of the pumping chamber under the action of the piezoelectric actuator wherein the first casing element and the second casing element are held together under stress by an elastic clip, the elastic clip applying a pressure that tends to compress the first casing element onto the second casing element.. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296721

Hoist and drag system for mining

Equipment for mining and excavating includes a bucket used to remove overburden, a boom for positioning the bucket, and a hoist and drag cable for controlling the bucket. The equipment also includes a drum; a pedestal, a pinion assembly, and a cartridge assembly. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296720

Drag head for a trailing suction hopper dredger and method for dredging using this drag head

The invention relates to a drag head (1) of a trailing suction hopper dredger, comprising a visor (2) which is dragged over the bottom in a dragging direction and herein loosens soil, and a suction conduit (5) which connects to the visor (2) and which discharges the loosened soil. The drag head is provided with cutting bodies for loosening the soil, with the proviso that the cutting bodies comprise bits (20). ...

12/08/11 / #20110296719

Method and entity for conveying data units

A method of conveying data unit traffic from a radio terminal in a mobile communication system that comprises an access network (e-utran) and a core network (evolved packet core) is described. It comprises:—receiving (s31) a service request message for data unit communication from said radio terminal, and—performing (s32) a conveying decision procedure, and on the basis of an outcome of said conveying decision procedure, associating a radio channel between an access network entity and a radio terminal with one of a channel to a dedicated data unit processing entity (p-gw) in said core network for conveying data units from said radio terminal to said dedicated data unit processing entity for processing (s33), and—an access network channel for conveying data units from said radio terminal within said access network (s34).. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296718

Snow removal tool with curved scoop

A tool for manually moving snow and other loads includes a curved scoop having a leading edge and a trailing edge and a frame with handles attached to the curved scoop. The tool is balanced approximately midway between the leading edge and trailing edge when the scoop is loaded to facilitate adjustment of depth of cut and unloading. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296717

Shoe having a functional sole for degenerative osteoarthritis of knee joint

Disclosed therein is a shoe having a functional sole for degenerative osteoarthritis of a knee joint, which includes a sole having at least one of an insole, a midsole and an outsole, characterized in that, in longitudinal section of the insole, the outsole or the midsole formed integrally with one of the insole and the outsole, both sides of an inner face and an outer face thereof are not parallel with each other, and that an angle of one of both sides of the inner face or the outer face to the ground outside the sole is smaller than an angle of the opposed side to the ground outside the sole.. . ...

12/08/11 / #20110296716

Apparatus for releasably securing footwear

The invention relates to an apparatus for releasably securing footwear and, more specifically, to fasteners secured to lateral portions of a pair of shoes that releasably secures the first and second shoes together upon removal from an individual. Advantageously the invention ensures that the shoes are not separated or lost upon removal in, for example, public areas such as indoor playgrounds.. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296715

Augmented footwear for gripping and holding in micro-gravity environments

This invention relates generally to human space flights to earth orbit and beyond. It is designed for use in micro-gravity environments, to allow the wearer to make use of one or both feet as prehensile appendages. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296714

Insole and shoe comprising an electronic chip

The present invention relates to an insole, in particular for a sports shoe, and shoe comprising an electronic chip. In order to provide a shoe, in particular a sports shoe, with an electronic chip in a more cost efficient way compared to the prior art, wherein the chip can easily be replaced or removed in case of failure or for recycling, the invention provides an insole, in particular for a sports shoe, wherein the insole comprises an electronic chip. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296713

Balance training footwear

A method and apparatus for footwear that may be used for balance training or muscle strengthening, particularly, for example, in the game of golf. The footwear includes a sole having a toe portion and a heel portion, each of the toe and heel portions including an upper surface and a lower surface. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296712

Shoe, for example shoe with a high upper

A shoe (10) comprises an upper (12) with an inlet (14), a tongue (16) extending substantially along the inlet (14), and a tongue retaining unit (24) associated with the tongue (16), which tongue retaining unit (24) at least hinders the tongue (16) from slipping sideways when the shoe (10) is done up. According to the invention, a retaining element (18a1, 18b1) is associated with each of the two edges (14b, 14c) of the inlet (14), which retaining element (18a1, 18b1) may be brought into form-fitting retaining engagement with the tongue retaining unit (24) and exerts a pulling force on the tongue retaining unit (24) at least when the latter shifts from a desired position in a direction away from the associated edge (14b, 14c) when the shoe (10) is done up.. ...

12/08/11 / #20110296711