Abstract: Method and apparatus for archiving and simultaneous display of brain scan images and a plurality of brain maps. The brain maps are proportioned to the individual brain of the scan images by a three-dimensional alignment process. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional displays are supported.
March 22, 1996
Date of Patent:
May 29, 2001
Medical Instrumentation and Diagnostics Corporation
Abstract: High energy scanning apparatus including a high voltage electrostatic generator and particle accelerator. A variable-trajectory electron beam is converted to a photon beam and collimated by a stationary collimator having a plurality of photon-passing slits. The stationary collimator produces a plurality of photon beams linearly and angularly displaced relative to each other in two dimensions. The photon beams are detected, thereby producing a plurality of preselected images including stereoscopic images. Also disclosed is a method of using the apparatus.
Abstract: A reusable package wrapping apparatus and method. The apparatus has a spring-loaded ribbon reel which dispenses an inverted ribbon in a first direction and recovers the ribbon, which has been re-inverted in a secondly direction. Spring tension or a locked hand crank secures the apparatus to the package.
Abstract: Aircraft apparatus and method capable of V/STOL (vertical, short takeoff and landing) in addition to conventional flight. For V/STOL operation, induced lift is provided by blowing air over the upper surface of each wing through a duct installed near the leading edge. Intake air is supplied to the blowing fan through a duct installed near the trailing edge, thus providing suction as well as blowing. Two fans in series are required. The engine provides power not only to the propeller but also to a transmission which provides power to the pulleys driving the belt-driven fans.
Abstract: A substance and method for minimizing or eliminating damage to objects caused by animals, especially gnawing and chewing rodents. A wide variety of objects and items can be protected by the practice of the invention. Methods are disclosed for extracting the active repellent ingredient from pepper plants, particularly habanero peppers, and for using the extract to treat the objects to be protected. Disclosed protective treatment methods include applying the extract directly to the item to be protected, and/or mixing the extract with caulks, paints, glues, or rubber coating materials.
Abstract: A device for the simultaneous modeling and rendering of three-dimensional objects on a computer display through a tactile user input. The tactile user input consists in part of a closed solid surface. The preferred form of this surface is a ball. This ball is enveloped by a plurality of sensors, all of which can feed electronic signals to a central processing unit equipped for graphical display. The software component of the device contains data structures representing various primitive and other generic solid objects, such as a sphere, a cube, a cylinder, and coarse generic anatomical solids (human head, hand, nose, arm, foot, torso, leg, body, horse head, dog head, etc.). Each primitive or generic solid object has defining nodes which are geometrically correllated to the relative positions of the sensors on the tactile ball. The spatial positions of the nodes are altered in response to tactile stimulus applied to corresponding sensors on the tactile ball.
Abstract: A multi-purpose on-line or field-portable system and method for monitoring the presence and concentration of selected antigen-antibody reactions singly or in combination that result from the presence of specific microorganisms or free antigens present or suspended in aqueous solutions, during a given time period. The detection system comprises a detection column and two sensors mounted around the detection column. Each sensor consists of an electromagnetic radiation source and an appropriate detector for the electromagnetic radiation. The reacted analyte tends to accumulate at the sensor located at the bottom detection column. The lower sensor continually nulls against the upper sensor to subtract any optical effects due to non-reactants in the aqueous process or environmental stream. The response from the detector sensors drive an electric circuit, which provides an output signal. In the on-line automatic version, the signal can drive elements of a process system by switching automated valves.
Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for removing contaminants. At least one injection well is drilled through the vadose zone to a depth below the water table defining the upper boundary of the aquifer. A plurality of venting wells or venting laterals are established to a depth above the water table sufficient to discourage fouling by contaminated water or condensate, and oxygenated substances are injected under pressure through the injection wells. Additional biochemical cleansing may occur at ground level prior to venting of contaminated air. Microbes natural to the contaminated site may be extracted, analyzed, fermented, and reintroduced to enhance biodegradation, and nutrients, food, or both, may be supplied to the microbial population to sustain high levels of degradation activity. Relatively pure liquid contaminant may be separated from other fluids, such as water.
Abstract: A downhole pump is reciprocated subsurface for the purpose of lifting fluid from an underground borehole to the surface or other suitable storage location. As the fluid being pumped may contain gas, the efficiency of the pump may decrease to the point where no fluid is pumped due to the compression and expansion of gas within the downhole pump. This condition is commonly described as gas lock, and, when encountered, can prevent the pump from displacing any fluid, resulting in no efficiency and no work performed. Installed as an integral part of the downhole pump assembly, the device described herein effectively, mechanically, and positively prevents the gas locked condition, and, additionally, efficiently handles suspended solids due to its design incorporating no moving parts nor small fluid passages.
Abstract: An improved trigger mechanism for weapons having full automatic fire capability. Exertion of a first predetermined trigger pressure enables the disconnector to engage the hammer in a semi-automatic fire mode. Exertion of a second, greater trigger pressure disables the disconnector, enabling a full automatic mode of fire.
Abstract: An apparatus and method for displaying items in two orthogonal planes on a display card. The items are preferably extensibly secured to the display card by an elastic strand secured to opposed lateral portions of the item.
Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for storing, advancing and replacing paper rolls. The apparatus comprises a vertical magazine for storing paper rolls in a vertical column, a pivotal cradle for advancing the bottom roll while holding back the next following roll, and a cammed-spindle mechanism for replacing a spent spool on a spindle with the bottom roll. A single mechanical impetus accomplishes these functions. Also disclosed is a method of using the apparatus.
Abstract: A portable electromechanical apparatus for easily and hygienically managing and disposing of pet wastes. The apparatus contains separate solid and liquid waste collectors and containers, located beneath a platform. A waste receiving member is provided upon the platform upon which a pet's solid waste is deposited. Electronic circuitry detects the presence of a pet and judges whether excretion has taken place, whereupon the waste receiving member, bearing the excrement, is moved off the platform and into a solid waste receptacle. A mechanism for automatically opening the solid waste receptacle is provided.
Abstract: A method and apparatus for generating high quality output from a video printer. For a given video printer, human experts generate a set of prints from a series of test images, other human experts score those prints, the results are stored in a database, and fuzzy control rules for the printer are developed from the database. The fuzzy rules are then incorporated in a fuzzy control system attached to the printer and its video input source.
Abstract: The invention is to be used in conjunction with other medical devices that are designed to be attached to catheters. The use of the placement needle through the other components prevents the spillage of blood that usually occurs when catheters are inserted into blood vessels by acting as a sturdy guide for the pliable catheter tip and shaft while passing through a seal before penetrating a blood vessel. The catheter is pushed inside the vessel while the needle is removed and discarded. After the placement needle is removed from the unit blood fills the chambers but is trapped by the seal at the end of the injection site.Also disclosed is a method of using the invention.
Abstract: A multi-purpose on-line or field-portable system and method for monitoring the presence and concentration of selected antigen-antibody reactions singly or in combination that result from the presence of specific microorganisms or free antigens present or suspended in aqueous solutions, during a given time period. The detection system comprises a detection column and two sensors mounted around the J-shaped detection column. Each sensor consists of an electromagnetic radiation source and an appropriate detector for the electromagnetic radiation. The reacted analyte tends to accumulate at the sensor located in the curve of the J-shaped detection column. The lower sensor continually nulls against the upper sensor to subtract any optical effects due to non-reactants in the aqueous process or environmental stream. The response from the detector sensors drive an electric circuit, which provides an output signal.
November 3, 1992
Date of Patent:
August 6, 1996
Intelligent Monitoring Systems and Advanced Global Technologies
Abstract: An apparatus and method for processing materials by sensing roller, in which the sensing roller has a plurality of conductive rings (electrodes) separated by rings of dielectric material. Sensing capacitances or impedances between the electrodes provides information on thicknesses of the materials being processed, location of wires therein, and other like characteristics of the materials.
Abstract: A method and apparatus for detecting faults in digital, analog, and hybrid integrated circuits is disclosed. A single test vector employing bias voltage on input used in conjunction with pulsing the power supply rails is used to allow detection of the various faults which may be present. The instantaneous rail current (i.sub.DD) is then employed for analysis of the circuit, preferably by neural network.
August 24, 1993
Date of Patent:
January 9, 1996
New Mexico State University Technology Transfer Corp.
Jeffrey S. Beasley, Hema Ramamurthy, Jaime Ramirez-Angulo, Mark R. DeYong