Abstract: An edible spoon for dissociating into consumable predetermined clumps in order to prevent dissociating into random granules that would make consumption more difficult. The edible spoon includes a bowl and a handle. The bowl extends from the handle and contains weakened lines. The weakened lines in the bowl define the consumable predetermined clumps so as to allow the bowl to dissociate into the consumable predetermined clumps in order to prevent dissociating into the random granules that would make the consumption more difficult.
Abstract: An adjustable spatula for forming a smoothly arcuate concave contour in a viscous material and a smoothly arcuate convex contour in the viscous material, independently of each other, with a certainty that the contour of the viscous material is consistent, and with using only one hand. The adjustable spatula includes a blade, a handle, and an apparatus. The handle extends from the blade and is gripped by a user. The apparatus bends the blade to form the blade into a smoothly arcuate convex contour to form the smoothly arcuate concave contour in the viscous material and bends the blade to form the blade into a smoothly arcuate concave contour to form the smoothly arcuate convex contour in the viscous material, independently of each other, without a need for the user to have to manually bend the blade, with the certainty that the contour of the viscous material is consistent, and with using only the one hand.
May 15, 2008
Date of Patent:
September 18, 2012
Bernard S. Hoffman, William J. Romanoff, Scott C. Romanoff
Abstract: Interconnected and on-site severable deck clips with cooperating installation tool for joining two adjacent decking planks to an underlying support structure. The deck clips are interconnected and on-site severable, are attached to the underlying support structure, and engage the two adjacent decking planks so as to fasten the two adjacent decking planks to the underlying support structure without a need for nails or screws to pass through the two adjacent decking planks. The installation tool is hand-held, removably receives a number of the deck clips, and feeds the deck clips one at a time to fasten to the underlying support structure, and when a deck clip is fastened to the underlying support structure, the deck clip is severed from the other deck clips in the installation tool and a next deck clip is feed by way of the installation tool and attached to the underlying support structure to engage the two adjacent decking planks.
Abstract: A reversible belt with a slide buckle. One end of the reversible belt is thick enough to prevent the slide buckle from sliding there off so as to be retained thereon without looping the one end of the reversible belt. The other end of the reversible belt is thin enough to allow the slide buckle to slide there off so as to be replaceable on the reversible belt without compromising the structural integrity of the reversible belt, thereby allowing the slide buckle to be slide there off, the reversible belt reversed, and the slide buckle slide back thereon so as to allow the reversible belt to be reversible without looping of the one end of the reversible belt and without compromising the structural integrity of the reversible belt.
Abstract: A holder for wearing by a user, slidably, replaceably, and visibly holding an ID card, and replaceably and visibly holding at least one specifically configured charm. The holder includes a frame, a first apparatus allowing the holder to be worn by the user, a second apparatus slidably, replaceably, and visibly holding the ID card, and a third apparatus replaceably and visibly holding the at least one specifically configured charm.
Abstract: A single-sheeted-type and dual-handled-type carrier for suspending a drinking cup by one hand and method. The carrier includes a single sheet blank. The single sheet blank is rectangular-shaped, planar, and cut and folded into a specific configuration having dual handles for suspending the drinking cup from the one hand.
Abstract: An animated-figures-rocked cradle for amusing and rocking an infant. The animated-figures-rocked cradle includes a cradle and a pair of animated figures. The cradle is pivotally mounted to the pair of animated figures and holds the infant. The pair of animated figures amuse the infant and support and rock the cradle.
Abstract: A scan-load-based (SLB) dynamic scan configuration reconfigures scan structures via scan-load operation, thereby eliminating interconnect network distributing configuration signals, and employs common scan circuitry identical for designs at mask level and is suitable for ASIC implementations. The architecture includes reconfigurable scan cells, apparatus for distributing configuration data to the reconfigurable scan cells and for determining desired reconfiguration data for each of the reconfigurable scan cells, and a configuration-set (CS) signal. Each of the reconfigurable scan cells has a pass-through (PT) mode in which data input, either a scan-in (SI) or a system-data (SD) of the scan cell, is transparently passed to a scan-out (SO) terminal of the scan cell without requiring a pulse on a shift clock (SC). The configuration-set (CS) signal communicates with each of the reconfigurable scan cells.
Abstract: A supportive device for use as a wheelchair and a walker. A pair of handgrips are pivotally attached to a frame so as to have a rearwardly-facing position and a forwardly-facing position. A seat is pivotally attached to the frame so as to have a horizontal position and a vertical position. When using the supportive device as the wheelchair, a pair of front legs of the frame terminate in wheels, the seat is in the horizontal position thereof, and the pair of handgrips are in the rearwardly-facing position thereof. When the supportive device is used as the walker, the pair of front legs terminate in either wheels or caps, the seat is in the vertical position thereof, and the pair of handgrips are in the forwardly-facing position thereof.
Abstract: An architecture and method for improving efficiency of a Class-A power amplifier by dynamically scaling biasing current thereof as well as synchronously compensating gain thereof in order to maintain overall constant gain of the Class-A power amplifier at all biasing configurations thereof. A biasing-current switching-network is operatively connected to the back-end block of the Class-A power amplifier. A gain-control switching-network is operatively connected to a front-end block of the Class-A power amplifier. A detector-and-control block is operatively connected to an output of the back-end block of the Class-A power amplifier, and samples a signal that is then compared with reference signals to determine switching configurations in the biasing-current switching-network and the gain-control switching network when the signal is processed through the front-end block of the Class-A power amplifier followed by the back-end block of the Class-A power amplifier.
February 27, 2007
Date of Patent:
May 19, 2009
Xinghao Chen, Yanbo Tian, Norman Scheinberg
Abstract: A polygon-shaped, knockdown, and stackable container. The container includes a side wall having a plurality of panels. The plurality of panels include a pair of skins and a plurality of cores. The plurality of cores are sandwiched between the pair of skins to form a laminate. The core has an axial compression strength greater than that of the pair of skins to allow the core to prevent puncturing, to provide insulation, to prevent any deformation or collapse during stacking, to avoid warping, and to resist against bulging as a result of internal material flow, while the pair of skins reduce overall weight.
Abstract: A transporter with integral media entertainment and education center for a baby. The transporter with integral media entertainment and education center includes a stroller with a hood and a handle, a DVD player, speakers, a controller, and a power source interface. The DVD player replaceably depends from the hood of the stroller and is viewed by the baby lying on the back in the stroller to entertain and educate the baby. The speakers are in electrical communication with the DVD player, are at the stroller, and are listened to by the baby lying in the stroller. The controller is at the handle of the stroller and is in electrical communication with, and controls, the DVD player. The power source interface is at the stroller, is in electrical communication with the DVD player, and electrically communicates with a power source to power the DVD player.
Abstract: A method, management tool, or spreadsheet device that allows a user to analyze, compare, and assess various aspects of an electronic design validation process for an integrated circuit. The exemplary method provides a six-sigma measurement of the effectiveness of an electronic design validation process. Furthermore, various different types of electronic design validation processes can be compared and contrasted for their effectiveness for validating the electronic design throughout the design process.
Abstract: A neoplasm cell destruction device utilizing low frequency sound waves to disrupt or displace cellular materials in neoplastic cells so as to damage and ultimately destruct the neoplastic cells without destructing surrounding healthy cells and thereby eliminating the need for target finding apparatus. The device includes a plurality of signal generators, a controller, a plurality of amplifiers, a plurality of transducers, and a target interface. The controller is in electrical communication with, and generates timing and control signals for simultaneously activating, the plurality of signal generators. Each amplifier is in electrical communication with a respective signal generator and amplifies the signal generated by the respective signal generator so as to form an amplified signal. Each transducer is in electrical communication with a respective amplifier and is driven by the amplified signal formed by the respective amplifier.
Abstract: A length adjustable, multi-function chain composite for use in the apparel, jewelry, and accessory industries. The length adjustable, multi-function chain composite includes at least two chain segments that are separate and independent of each other, and apparatus that is operatively connected to the at least two chain segments and replaceably attaches the at least two chain segments end-to-end collinearly so as to allow the length adjustable, multi-function chain composite to be reconfigurable for being multi-functional.
Abstract: On-site-inflatable water skis with at least one cooperating on-site-inflatable paddle for use by a user in water. The combination includes water skis and at least one paddle. The water skis are on-site inflatable to facilitate transport and reduce required storage space and are worn by the user. The at least one paddle is on-site inflatable to facilitate transport and reduce required storage space and is used by the user to paddle the water and propel the user wearing the water skis through the water.
Abstract: A method and apparatus for the automatic manufacture of flat bottom bags from a substantially continuous supply of a sealable material whereby the material is formed as a bag having a reinforced sealed flat bottom formed by an interior bag forming assembly that is cooperable with a relatively movable bottom platform with sealers and a movable folder assembly that folds the bottom of the bag and removes it from the bag former assembly after a length of the bag is severed from the remainder of the material.
Abstract: A novelty enclosure for trapping dry ice in a drinking glass. The novelty enclosure includes a fixed portion, a replaceable portion, and apparatus. The fixed portion is positioned within—and is attached to—the bowl of the drinking glass, and traps the dry ice. The replaceable portion is replaceably attached to the fixed portion allowing the fixed portion to be filled with the dry ice. The apparatus allows the fixed portion and/or the replaceable portion to permit vapor from the dry ice to rise there through and up through and out of the drink giving an illusion of a witches brew.