Abstract: A method and system for increasing the detection, location, identification or classification of objects hidden on the surface or buried below the surface of the ground is disclosed. The method acquires image data in separate IR and/or visible spectral regions simultaneously and converts the data into intensity value arrays for each spectral region. These intensity value arrays are transformed into two-dimensional discrete wavelet transform arrays for each spectral region. The background clutter from the two-dimensional discrete wavelet transform arrays is removed; forming clutter reduced two-dimensional discrete wavelet transform arrays. The inverse two-dimensional discrete wavelet transform is performed on the clutter reduced two-dimensional discrete wavelet transform arrays to form clutter removed intensity value arrays. These arrays are subtracted in a pair-wise mariner to obtain chemical-specific spectral signatures.
November 5, 2009
Date of Patent:
May 29, 2012
Micro USA, Inc.
Kadayam S. Thyagarajan, Richard Patterson
Abstract: A handle extension for a handheld razor or applicator pad comprising a fixed angle elongated body having a handle at one end for holding and manipulating said fixed angle elongated body and a gripping head at the opposite end for releasably fastening said handheld razor or applicator pad.
Abstract: The present invention is a lid for a beverage container comprising; a top wall having a generally circular periphery, an annular side wall depending from the top wall about its circular periphery, a drinking opening in the top wall adjacent to the circular periphery, an enclosed fluid channel provided in the top wall the channel comprising a fluid path which prevents the direct flow of the beverage from the container through the drinking opening wherein the beverage moving along the fluid path does not rise above the level of the beverage in the container, and an annular mounting portion at the bottom of the side wall for sealingly engaging the lip of the beverage container the lid enabling mobility of the beverage container without spillage of the beverage.
Abstract: The present invention is a processing method to increase the detection of objects below the surface of the water comprising the steps of: acquiring image data in separate spectral regions simultaneously and converting the image data into intensity value arrays for each spectral region, transforming the intensity value arrays into two-dimensional discrete wavelet transform arrays for each spectral region, and subtracting in a pair wise manner the two-dimensional discrete wavelet transform arrays thereby obtaining images showing an object below the surface of the water.
August 23, 2007
Date of Patent:
January 11, 2011
Kadayam S. Thyagarajan, Richard H. Patterson
Abstract: A protective shield for a drilling or cutting tool having a cylindrical-shaped housing that has a front end and a back end, the front end able to fit flush against a working surface; and a spring having a first end and a second end, the first end able to receive the back end of the cylindrical-shaped housing and the second end able to receive a drilling or cutting tool chuck; the cylindrical-shaped housing able to receive debris from the drilling or cutting tool operation.
Abstract: Hydrazino, oxyamino and carbonyl-based monomers and methods for incorporation into oligonucleotides during enzymatic synthesis are provided. Modified oligonucleotides are provided that incorporate the monomers provided herein. Immobilized oligonucleotides and oligonucleotide conjugates that contain covalent hydrazone or oxime linkages are provided. Methods for preparation of surface bound oligonucleotides are provided. Methods for the preparation of oligonucleotide conjugates are also provided.
Abstract: A device for twisting decorative material from rolls comprising a shaft having two ends, an attachment means for affixing at least one roll of decorative material provided on one end of said shaft, and a crank provided on the other end of said shaft.
Abstract: A device for inserting wire or cable into a loom having a pre-cut slit along its length comprising a splitter means to separate the loom along its length and a wire insertion means affixed to the splitter means to guide at least one wire or cable into the loom as the device is drawn along the length of the loom.
Abstract: The present invention is a workpiece positioner comprising a spherical ball having an aperture, a upper spherical dome housing having a groove through the housing beginning at the apex of the dome and extending down the side of the housing to approximately 90 degrees from the apex. The ball is positioned within the housing. A spherical seat is positioned against the ball. At least one tension disc spring is positioned against the seat. A radial braking means is positioned against the spring. A flange ring is affixed to the base of the housing securing the ball, seat, at least one spring and braking means in place within the housing. A base is secured to the braking means. An actuator lever is connected to the seat through the base. A cam and handle assembly is connected to the lever and a rod is affixed within the aperture of the ball.
Abstract: A sun shielding device to protect the head and neck of the user from the sun when lying prone on a relatively flat surface comprising a structural frame having a base support beam and two sides, and a cover means affixed to said structural frame.
Abstract: The present invention is an earring for a pierced ear comprising a shaft mounted on a base; a connector having a cavity for engaging the shaft and an adapter on the obverse; and a cap able to be affixed to the adapter on one side and a decorative aspect of the earring attached on the obverse.
Abstract: The present invention provides methods and compositions for isolating a nucleic acid molecule fragment comprising at least a portion of a gene, comprising: stimulating at least one cell or at least one nucleus with radiation; cross-linking at least one transcription factor to a nucleic acid molecule in said at least one cell or at least one nucleus with formaldehyde, forming at least one transcription factor-nucleic acid molecule complex; fragmenting said nucleic acid molecule to form at least one transcription factor-nucleic acid molecule fragment complex; and isolating the nucleic acid molecule fragment from said at least one transcription factor-nucleic acid molecule fragment complex to form at least one isolated nucleic acid molecule fragment; wherein said at least one isolated nucleic acid molecule fragment comprises at least a portion of the first exon of a gene whose expression is modulated by said transcription factor; further wherein said at least one isolated nucleic acid molecule fragment comprises
December 20, 2001
Date of Patent:
January 3, 2006
Daniel Mercola, Eileen Adamson, Ian de Belle
Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods for immobilizing natural or synthetic biomolecules to surfaces. The methods comprise covalently linking the natural or synthetic biomolecule to a mono- or bi-functional polymer and covalently and/or electrostatically immobilizing the biomolecule/polymer conjugate to an unmodified or modified surface. The biomolecule is an oligonucleotide, a polynucleotide, a protein, a glycoprotein, a peptide or a carbohydrate that has been modified to incorporate a single or plurality of nucleophilic groups. These groups comprise an aliphatic or aromatic amino, thiol, hydrazine, thiosemicarbazide, hydrazide, thiocarbazide, carbazide, aminooxy, a derivative of 2-hydrazinopyridine or aminoxyacetic acid or a single or plurality of electrophilic groups. The electrophilic groups comprise an aliphatic or aromatic aldehyde, ketone, epoxide, isocyanate, isothiocyanate, succinimidyl ester or cyanuric chloride or a linkable aromatic aldehyde or ketone.
Abstract: A thermal barrier for a cabinet having a door storage area comprising a curtain having vertical slits dividing the curtain into flaps; an attachment device for securing the curtain within the cabinet; and a displacement apparatus for displacing at least one of the flaps from contact with adjacent flaps when the cabinet is closed allowing air within the cabinet to circulate to the door storage area.
Abstract: The present invention provides a shelf support for mounting to a wall support beam comprising a top side having a width of a wall support beam, a back end, a front end and two sides wherein the two sides are adjacent to each other and perpendicular to the top side each having a rear end and a forward end wherein the rear end extends about 2 to about 4 inches past the back end of the top side and descends about 3 to about 10 inches from the top side and the forward end descends about 0 to about 1 inch from the top side and wherein the two sides each having at least two apertures, one aperture for pivotally mounting said shelf support to a wall support beam and the other aperture for adjusting the angle of said shelf support.
Abstract: In accordance with the present invention a device for reducing hand contracture resulting from injury or trauma is disclosed comprising at least one column comprising a plurality of blocks, the plurality of blocks having at least one attachment means enabling the plurality of blocks to be assembled into at least one column, and a securing band able to encircle a hand when the at least one column is positioned at a base of the fingers on the palm and extending toward the fingers of the hand. In addition methods are disclosed for reducing hand contracture using the device of the present invention as well as kits comprising the components of the device of the present invention for assembly by the user.
Abstract: A device for securing a tool to a scaffold wherein the device comprises a base having a front side and a back side; an attachment apparatus affixed to the back side for attaching the base to a scaffold; and a holding device connected to the front side and able to accept a tool.
Abstract: The present invention is a tack installation and removal device comprising a body having a top and sides extending from the top forming a cup-shaped internal surface; the top having a round aperture extending therethrough; and the cup-shaped internal surface able to be affixed to a rod; a cap having an upper surface and a depending skirt extending from the upper surface; the upper surface having a keyhole-shaped aperture extending therethrough and generally centered in the upper surface; the cap being affixed to the body such that the larger portion of the keyhole-shaped aperture is aligned with the round aperture in the body the larger portion of the keyhole-shaped aperture and the round aperture able to accept the head of a tack and wherein the narrow portion of the keyhole-shaped aperture is smaller than the head of a tack.
Abstract: A distinct cultivar of Schefflera arboricola plant named ‘Fan’, characterized by its upright plant habit: rapid growth rate; closely-spaced leaves and parted palmate leaves that are palmately veined, very glossy and dark green which give a dense full appearance.