Abstract: A method for controlling an animation timeline comprising the steps of determining the three-dimensional assets of the data in the animation timeline and, if required, converting the data dimensionally, cleaning up the data in the animation timeline, building a mesh for the data in the animation timeline, setting up a scene for the data in the animation timeline, animating the scene for the data for creating animated data, publishing the three-dimensional content of the scenes for the data in the animation timeline, creating an appropriate interface for the data in the animation timeline, synchronizing a soundtrack to the animated data, incorporating additional features to the animated data, and combining the animated data such that the data is mixed, HTML prepared and Java script adapted whereby the method provides a self-contained object.
December 21, 2005
Date of Patent:
July 14, 2009
Magnifi Group Inc.
Glenn Abel, Ricardo Cook, Andrew J. Wolpe
Abstract: A polymerization reactor having at least three side wall surfaces and a bottom wall surface forming a reservoir and at least one heat exchanger plate in fluid communication with a coolant source, wherein each of the at least one heat exchanger plate is disposed on a lid. The polymerization reactors of the present invention permit large amounts of polymer to be formed in each reactor batch. Preferably, polymers are formed in the polymerization reactor by bulk polymerization. Methods for forming polymers is also disclosed.
Abstract: A system for measuring the amount of sulfur in a sample is provided comprising a UV fluorescence detector for determining the sulfur dioxide content of the sample and an analyzer for receiving the sulfur dioxide content of the sample from the UV fluorescence detector for evaluating the content of species under investigation and for quantifying the sulfur content in the sample. The UV fluorescence detector comprising an excimer lamp comprising a quartz envelope and a krypton-chloride excimer gas mixture therein.
Abstract: A UV fluorescence detection system is provided comprising a dielectric barrier-discharge excimer lamp, an applied excitation source for communication with the excimer lamp; a fluorescence chamber having a sample gas containing sulfur dioxide, a light sensitive detector is in operative association with the sample chamber; and a signal analyzing and conditioning device for determining the sulfur dioxide content of the sample. The dielectric barrier-discharge excimer lamp possesses a krypton-chloride excimer fill gas mixture. An excitation interference filter and a fluorescence filter may be used in association with the lamp and chamber.
Abstract: A universal stud for use with demountable wall partitions and demountable ceiling panels is provided. A base having a first end and a second end is provided. The base has sufficient structure for removably engaging a demountable wall partition and/or a demountable ceiling panel. A plurality of arms extend from the base. Two arms and the base define a channel for receiving either the demountable wall partition or the demountable ceiling panel. The universal stud can be oriented vertically to accept a demountable wall partition, or, can be oriented horizontally to receive either the demountable wall partition or the demountable ceiling panel.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for obtaining measurements of induced resistivity of objects from confined spaces such as within the confined space of a down-hole hydrocarbon production well. It is well known that measuring the resistivity of an object or media can provide useful information regarding the composition and the location of object or media. The present invention utilizes the principles of Magnetic Antenna™ and Magnetic Lensing™ to obtain information regarding the location and properties of the target object.
Abstract: A new prefabricated arch structure for aiding the construction of an archway. The inventive device includes a base wall with a pair of spaced apart side walls outwardly extending from the inner surface of the base wall. Each side wall is generally triangular and has a vertex corner, and a pair side edges extending from the vertex corner towards the ends of the base wall.
Abstract: A crane-excavator apparatus and method is provided. More particularly, the present invention relates to a mobile apparatus adaptable for use as a crane and as an excavator, and an associated method. The crane includes a lower crawler adapted for use with an excavator, an upper body adapted for use with an excavator, a boom adapted to engage a crane body, and an adapter for engaging a receptacle of the excavator upper body. Typically, the receptacle would accept an excavator boom. The adaptor and the receptacle are fixedly secured together such that the adaptor defines a connector for receiving the crane boom in the same manner as the crane boom would be accepted by a crane body for providing a range of boom angles comparable to the range of boom angles available to the boom connected to the crane body. The method for adapting an excavator for use as a crane is provided.
Abstract: A DVD data masking method comprising the steps of determining the position of the start location, determining the position of the stop location, positioning at least one data track on the DVD between the start location and the stop location, identifying the pre-gap before the start location, and impressing data on the DVD and within the pre-gap for generating the concealed track having a hidden recording area for containing concealed data which can be accessed upon demand for transcription to another medium or for playback.
Abstract: A method for imaging volume data having an embedded target of interest is provided. The method provides for acquiring data concerning the target and preparing the data for identifying an event associated with the target such that the event is viewable without distortion. The data is prepared by capturing relevant amplitude and phase data with respect to the relevant event, and imaging or migrating the data to place the event in the correct position. Further, the data is calibrated to a known model by tying the amplitude captured from the data to an amplitude of the known model, and analyzing the dynamic range of the model data and the captured data to confirm alignment. If alignment is not acceptable, additional calibration is performed. The data is scaled to emphasize the event such that the data can be viewed and the event associated with the data are readily discernible. The volume event and embedded event are plotted in either log amplitude scale format or linear amplitude scale format.
Abstract: An electromagnetic fluid conditioning (EFC) apparatus and method to control paraffin and/or asphaltene is disclosed. Further, the present invention incorporates the discovery that the electric field must have specific characteristics to achieve the efficiency described herein. The invention disclosed is an apparatus and method for inducing a magnetic field parallel to the flow of fluid in the conduit at surface or downhole conditions and an electrical field orthogonal to the direction of the flow of fluid in the conductor. The magnetic and electrical fields have high magnetic and electric intensity, respectively. A high vibration frequency of the fields is achieved using high frequency AC current or high pulsed DC current. The apparatus and method controls the deposition of paraffin, asphaltene and other susceptible substances.
Abstract: An environmentally safe and compatible filter and dehydrator apparatus for dehydrating and filtering impurities from fuel materials having a filter housing, a filter element composed of non-metallic, environmentally safe material and a water sensor used to detect the presence of water and generate a signal in response thereto to automatically engage a pump to remove a quantity of separated water from the filter housing, in the absence of allowing air to enter the filter housing. While processing fuel through the filter housing, a natural fuel/water contact forms within a lower portion of the filter housing. As fuel material is filtered and the fuel/water contact rises within the filter housing, the fuel/water contact approaches the water sensor. When the water sensing means detects the presence of water, the water sensor generates a signal to engage a pump to remove a quantity of separated water from a lower opening in the lower portion of the filter housing.
Abstract: A drive for rotating equipment that does not require internal or external mechanical seals and obviates the necessity to have internal shaft and bearings, eliminating internal lubrication problems and can be used with different types of prime movers is provided. A driven rotor, connected to the prime mover, with mounted horizontal stop rings, vertical stop rings, permanent magnet for floating rotor position, and permanent rotor drive magnet is driven by a driver rotor mounted with strain gauge and permanent magnet, electromagnet for driven rotor position and drive, strain gauges signal transmission rings, and electromagnet current transmission rings. The driver rotor, by using the signal generated by the strain gauges, varies current to the electromagnets controlling magnetic field forces to float the driven rotor. When the unit is shutdown the driven rotor rests on the vertical stop rings uncoupled.
Abstract: An apparatus for the detection and identification of metal particles, coolant or water in engine oil or hydraulic fluid. The apparatus comprising means for generating a high frequency oscillating field within the fluid, means for generating an electric field within the fluid, means for measuring the real and imaginary part of the complex impedance associated with the interaction of the electric field and the fluid, and means for determining at least one of the presence, the absence or the variation of metal particles, coolant or water in the fluid based upon the impedance measured. The high frequency oscillating field has a frequency range of approximately 2 megahertz to 10 gigahertz. Also, apparatus for the detection and characteristic identification of contaminants in engine oil or hydraulic fluid is provided.
Abstract: Magneto-optical medium has a directory with information about the medium for communicating with the player or transcriber including information with respect to each data track and each index. The directory information provides control to the player for effective interaction with the medium. An optical medium containing data for communication with a player, transcriber or the like. The medium comprises a start location, a stop location, a directory, at least one data track between the start location and the stop location and a pregap or gap.
Abstract: A probe chromatograph apparatus and method is provided which engages directly the process stream from which the sample is taken. The probe chromatograph apparatus is a simple, miniaturized chromatograph installed directly into the source pipeline or vessel. An analyzer mechanism extends through a pipe nipple into the fluid flow from which the sample is drawn. A sampling mechanism transfers a fixed volume of sample into the probe chromatograph apparatus. Means for separating the sample into its constituents is provided, and a detector is provided for sensing and measuring the quantity of the respective constituents.
May 27, 1994
Date of Patent:
April 21, 1998
Daniel Industries, Inc.
Glen D. Payne, Wallace J. Trochesset, Edward M. Browne
Abstract: The present invention relates to gradually applying a slippery agent to resin impregnated cloth for generating a gradient of slippery agent on the cloth whereby the outward most exposed portions of the cloth wound on a pipe have the highest concentration of slippery agent and the concentration of slippery agent decreases with the depth of the cloth wound around the pipe.
Abstract: An electromagnetic fluid conditioning (EFC) apparatus and method to control paraffin and/or asphaltene is disclosed. Further, the present invention incorporates the discovery that the electric field must have specific characteristics to achieve the efficiency described herein. The invention disclosed is an apparatus and method for inducing a magnetic field parallel to the flow of fluid in the conduit at surface or downhole conditions and an electrical field orthogonal to the direction of the flow of fluid in the conductor. The EFC apparatus comprises a non-magnetic conduit having opposite ends and allowing a flow of product to go therethrough, an insulated coiled wire or winding in a magnetic enclosure within its opposite ends. The adjacent turns of the wire are electrically insulated from each other and the non-magnetic conduit. The winding is protected with an aluminum or stainless steel or other suitable non-magnetic material that encapsulates the wire and part of the non-magnetic conduit.
Abstract: A method of separating the constituents of a fluid where the constituents have different physical characteristics including mass, weight, coefficient of friction and the like. The method comprising impeding the flow of the fluid for causing the fluid to move in a curvilinear path. By moving in a curvilinear path, the fluid is effected by centrifugal forces. The centrifugal forces cause the separation of the constituents of the fluid. Further, the effected fluid is slowed for further enhancing separation of the constituents of the fluid.
Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining and adjusting the polymer content of a cellulose/polymer blend prior to use in a paper-making machine. The method for evaluating a desired polymer contained in a cellulose/polymer mixture comprising the steps of acquiring a sample for evaluation from a cellulose/polymer mixture, dewatering the sample, shredding the dewatered sample, evaluating the shredded sample over the range of absorptances which correspond to the absorption characteristics of the desired polymer, determining a specific wavelength within the range which corresponds to a location of maximum absorbence and of low sensitivity with respect to spectral shifts, comparing the specific wavelength determined with standardized wavelengths representative of known polymer percentages, and determining the polymer content by selecting the standardized wavelength which best corresponds to the specific wavelength determined.