Abstract: A method and system for visually writing programs or scripts that transform structured text, including text of programs in computer languages such as Cobol, C, or C++, and electronic documents such as HTML, SGML and word processor documents. The method and system is based on interactive manipulation of a graphical representation of a tree that represents structured text. Both structured text and a tree representing structured text are displayed using a graphical user interface (GUI) of a programmed computer system, for example at. a user's graphical workstation. The user can interactively apply individual visual transformation operations to the tree representing structured text and see results of these actions immediately reflected in the structured text. In addition, the user can record a sequence of tree transformation operations as a macro program. The recorded macro program may be repeatedly and automatically executed to cause systematic change in the structured text.
Abstract: A device and system for checking the presence or absence of mail in a neighborhood delivery mailbox which has a plurality of individual mailboxes. The interrogation and response signals are triggered by remote control from a nearby location, for example from a moving vehicle. A custom identifying means is used to identify a selected mailbox from a cluster of mailboxes. This device and system thereby saves the operator time and provides a secure means of detecting mail from a remote location. The unit may be made miniature, as well as modular. The circuits described can be an integrated circuits or can be made of multiple discrete elements. The hand-held remote interrogator includes an antenna connected to a transmitter, and a receiver which is also connected to an antenna. A microcontroller is also provided to save, store and transmit data responsive to a query from a portable, hand held remote interrogator.
Abstract: A culinary template for use with a pan and a culinary substrate. The culinary template has a collar having a contact portion which defines a first plane. A wall extends down from the collar. The wall has a substrate indenting edge, which defines a second plane. The wall has a length from the first plane to the second plane less than the depth of the pan. The wall has a length from the first plane to the second plane sufficient to indent the culinary substrate upon disposition of the contact portion of the collar on the brim of the pan.
Abstract: A wrap comprising a plurality of fabric segments. The segments are joined together to form a substantially conchiform or clam shell three-dimensional shape. A kit which can be assembled into the wrap and a pattern for the segments of the wrap are also disclosed.
Abstract: An essentially linear resin having a plurality of amide, imide and ester groups therein comprising the condensation product of at least one polycarboxylic acid five member ring-forming reactant, at least one ethylenically unsaturated polycarboxylic acid five or six member ring lactam-forming reactant, at least one polyfunctional hydroxy compound, at least one difunctional amino five or six member ring forming reactant, at least one polycarboxylic acid reactant having no more than two carboxylic acid ester forming radicals, and at least one polycarboxylic acid reactant having two or more carboxylic acid ester forming radicals with at least two of the radicals in the 1,2 position relative to each other. The method of forming a solution of a prepolymer having a plurality of amide, imide and ester groups therein in cresylic acid or glycol ether solvents and reacting the same with at least one ethylenically unsaturated polycarboxylic acid five or six member ring forming reactant at elevated temperatures.
Abstract: A parts coating apparatus and method for applying coating material to parts. The apparatus comprising a housing, a motor supported by the housing, a head driven by the motor and rotatably mounted to the housing. A basket, to contain the parts, is detachably coupled to the head. The basket is generally perforate to the coating material. A coating compartment separably encloses the basket. The coating compartment is generally imperforate to the coating material. A spray tube, to spray the coating material communicates with the coating compartment. A coating material system supplies coating material to the spray tube. A control system selectively actuates the motor and the coating material system.
Abstract: A microcomputer controlled cooking apparatus and method including a plurality of presettable time and temperature circuits which allow for the programming into a cooking device of ideal cook time and temperature data. A microcomputer continuously monitors actual cooking conditions and automatically adjusts the cooking time of a food item in accordance with variations in temperature. These adjustments are computed in reference to an optimum temperature/time curve.
December 3, 1981
Date of Patent:
July 15, 1986
National Controls Corporation
Ronald R. Holt, William A. Joseph, Edward J. Zeissler
Abstract: A terminal block, to be used to connect a first series of electrical conductors to a second series of electrical conductors which comprises a base block, a cap block disposed on said base block, the cap block is removably connected to the base block. A plurality of cap contacts are disposed in the cap block. The cap contacts are electrically isolated from each other. A plurality of base contacts are disposed in the base block. The base contacts are electrically isolated from each other. The base contacts retain and are in electrical contact with the cap contacts on a one to one basis.
Abstract: A hospital intravenous or I.V. pole adjunct for supporting I.V. fluid containers and medical devices connected to a patient in cooperation with and in transport between pairs of hospital I.V. poles. The adjunct has a rigid elongated main member with a central portion and ends. A pair of connectors are displaceably mounted to the main member. The connectors are displaceable along the main member to engage a pair of spaced I.V. poles. A plurality of retainers are displaceably mounted on the main member. The retainers support I.V. fluid containers and medical devices. A pair of stops are attached to the ends of the main member to limit the displacement of the connectors and retainers.
Abstract: An improved spool for packaging and handling ribbon material or cable. The spool has a cylindrical hub with a central spindle opening extending therethrough, two opposite flange portions, and one or more central flange portions. Each of the flange portions is disk shaped and radially extends outwardly from the hub.
Abstract: A novel apparatus for manufacturing magnet wire in a continuous process by which coatings of a flowable resin material may be applied concentrically to a moving elongated filament in thickness of about 16 mils or less. The filament can be a bare copper or aluminum conductor having round or rectangular configuration or an insulated conductor upon which a top or an intermediate coat of material is desirably applied. Coatings of one-half mil and one mil also can be applied by the method of the invention. By the apparatus of the invention, magnet wire can be manufactured by continuously drawing the wire to size, annealing the wire, if necessary, insulating the wire with one or more coats of flowable resin material, curing the resin material, if necessary, hardening the resin material, and spooling the wire for shipment, without interruption at speeds limited only by the filament pay-off and take-up devices used.
September 1, 1983
Date of Patent:
June 4, 1985
Phelps Dodge Magnet Wire Co.
G. Daniel Hilker, Verne H. Lausen, Jessie H. Coon, James E. Bodette, Jerry L. Grimes, Roger D. Wright, Donny R. Disque, Keith D. Bultemeier
Abstract: An apparatus for controlling loads of a plurality of units on a shared source which includes a timer interfaced with a computer controlling the connection of each individual unit to the source on an individual basis for a connection period. The timer controls the connection and disconnection of each unit from the source for connection and disconnection periods. Sensors exist on each unit, each sensor having an output while registering differences between a nominal value of an operating parameter of the sensor's unit and an actual value of the operating parameter. The computer compares over time each sensors output to determine an adjustment value of the approximate relative difference over time between the nominal value of the unit's operating parameter and the actual value of the unit's operating parameter. The computer adjusts the timer to compensate for each unit's relative length of disconnection period to the length of connection period in proportion to the adjustment value of the unit.
Abstract: An exercise apparatus for manipulation by a user includes a self-supporting member of a generally quadrilateral configuration which is compressible to be held in a container. The member has opposite distal and proximal portions that are joined by a pair of generally perpendicularly disposed side portions of equal length. The proximal portion having a longitudinal axis. In use, the distal portion is revolvable about the longitudinal axis of the proximal portion.
Abstract: A portable truck cap comprising a plurality of frame members, which are detachably connected to each other to form a frame, the frame has a top portion and a base portion, the top portion is resilient, the base portion is detachably connectable to a truck. A flexible cover is disposed over the frame, and detachably connected to said base portion of the frame. The cover is tensioned by the top portion of the frame to maintain the cover in a predetermined configuration.
Abstract: A novel magnet wire or other coated filament comprising an elongated filament with a surprisingly concentric and continuous and flexible coating superimposed thereupon. The coating is applied to the desired thickness in a single pass.