Abstract: Generating a low alcohol content wine by oxidizing the glucose content in unfermented grape juice to gluconic acid through treatment of the juice with glucose oxidase in the presence of oxygen followed by fermentation.The process may be carried out to adjust the acidity of the wine, in which only a small proportion of the glucose is oxidized.
Abstract: A method for production of an immobilized enzyme by means of a crosslinking agent wherein the following components are brought together in aqueous medium:(a) an enzyme preparation;(b) a crosslinking agent; and(c) an inert water soluble salt in a relatively high concentration.The salt hinders solubility of the enzyme in the medium, yet the enzyme is fully accessible to the crosslinking agent. High enzyme activity recovery may be obtained.
Abstract: A transfer printing machine in which the articles to be transfer-printed are held in a holder made of a material which does not substantially expand when heated and the articles are heated by an infrared radiation heater to a predetermined temperature. A transfer sheet having symbols and/or designs formed thereon with thermo-diffusible dye is pressed by a pressing pad against the surface of the articles so that the symbols and/or designs are transfer-printed on the surfaces of the heated articles.
Abstract: Method and apparatus for determining loss of a received frequency modulated carrier wherein the receiver includes a limiter and discriminator and generates an AGC voltage for controlling the gain of the receiver and producing an output signal from the discriminator having an output bandwidth in excess of that required for the information channel. The unused portion of the output bandwidth is used to sample the noise level voltage through a narrow band filter which upon reaching a selected magnitude provides an indication of the loss of the carrier. The invention, in another aspect, includes a gate control of the AGC voltage which for high signal values interrupts the action of the video networks deriving the noise level voltage.
Abstract: An insulating cover for a terminal. A cover body is composed of a synthetic resin formed into a sleeve. The cover body comprises a sleeve portion for receiving the head portion of the terminal which is connected to a wire and two fitting portions for enclosing the remaining portion of the terminal together with the wire. The two fitting portions are connected to the sleeve such as to be freely opened and closed at the connecting point. In the main portions, the fitting portions have engaging hooked pin portions and receiving hole portions for securely retaining the terminal.
Abstract: A dispensing nozzle tip is advanced into engagement with the particular position of the circuit board to which material is to be applied, and a reactive force on the nozzle tip from the circuit board is sensed by variation in the output from a load cell such that an exact spacing may be provided between the nozzle tip and that portion of the surface to which material is to be dispensed. Having provided such spacing between the tip and surface, the flowable material is dispensed and a reactive force from the surface, via the flowable material, is sensed by the load cell arrangement to provide for metering of a dose of the flowable material. Such surface location and dispensed dosage sensing is performed for every dose of material to be applied.
Abstract: A radiation imaging apparatus provided with a pulse height analyzer for checking whether the pulse height of the energy signal produced in response to each scintillation event falls within an energy window set for the particular (x,y) coordinate position of the scintillation. The pulse height analyzer has a memory for storing a plurality of energy windows each for a particular one of the coordinate positions in the scintillator and each having a particular central level and a particular width such that the nonuniformity of the sensitivity of the detector due to the position-dependency of the energy signal and/or other causes can be corrected. A preliminary pulse height analyzer may be provided to increase the counting rate of energy signals useful for image production.
Abstract: Enzyme containing granulates containing less than 2% chloride and besides enzyme, coating materials, granulating aids and water, more than 35% w/w of a filler system consisting of from 5-70% w/w of the granulate composition of one or more water soluble sulphates, and 5-70% w/w water insoluble salts, especially sulphates, carbonates, phosphates or silicates. The granulates exhibit an excellent storage stability and a satisfactory physical strength.
Abstract: A manometer device for continuous monitoring of the air pressure in vehicle tires is described which consists of a manometric capsule and an electrical indicator device associated therewith. A flatly conical membrane with a cylindrical projection is arranged transversely through the interior space of the manometric capsule. A permanent magnet is inserted in this projection. The membrane divides the interior space of the manometric capsule into two chambers, of which one chamber is stressed with a nominal pressure and the other chamber is connected to the pressure space of a vehicle tire. A stationary sensor, which is associated with the manometric capsule to be mounted on a rim flange, responds to linear magnetic field variations and transmits the latter to a terminal.
September 25, 1985
Date of Patent:
April 21, 1987
Dieter Coesfeld, Bernhard Hugemann, Ludwig Scondo, Wilhelm Schuster, Hans D. Schwabe, Jurgen Stahl, Klaus Stosser
Abstract: An X-ray imaging system which enables recording of an X-ray image of an object at a desired time without substantial delay while fluoroscopically observing the X-ray image with the eye, and in which the filament current of the X-ray tube is kept at a constant level at all times, and the tube voltage is supplied in synchronism with the vertical scanning of a TV camera in the form of pulses, the width of which is changed depending upon whether the X-ray image is fluoroscopically observed with the eye or a picture thereof is radiographically recorded.
Abstract: A thermal printer/plotter provided with a thermal printhead having a plurality of aligned thermal resistive elements divided into several groups for sequential driving of one group after another and simultaneous energization of the selected ones of the thermal resistive elements in each one of the groups; a DC power source having a current capacity smaller than the amount of current required for simultaneous energization of all the thermal resistive elements included in each one of the groups; a capacitor of a larger current capacity connected in parallel with the thermal resistive elements so as to discharge a sufficient amount of current to be added to the amount of current supplied by the DC power source if the latter amount is not sufficient; and control means for determining the period of time for the capacitor having been discharged to be charged again to a predetermined level in accordance with the number of the thermal resistive elements that have been energized in each one of the groups, and effectin
Abstract: Retardation of bread staling and avoidance of gummy mouthfeel by incorporation of 0.25-5 SKB units/100 grams of cereal or bacterial alpha-amylase and 10-50 PUN of a pullulanase per 100 grams of flour in the dough.
July 31, 1985
Date of Patent:
March 31, 1987
Novo Laboratories, Inc.
John O. Carroll, Columbus O. L. Boyce, Theodore M. Wong, Charles A. Starace
Abstract: A method and apparatus for measuring a minute linear or rotational displacement of a linearly movable or rotary member relative to a stationary member, wherein the stationary member is provided with a plurality of photodetectors arranged at regular linear or angular intervals along a predetermined linear or circular length D, and the linearly movable or rotary member is provided with a plurality of narrow slots arranged at regular linear or angular intervals along the same linear or circular length as the above-mentioned linear or circular length. The length D on the stationary member is equally divided by n, which is a positive integer, and each of the photodetectors is positioned at one of the dividing points or positions. The length D on the linearly movable or rotary member is equally divided by n.+-.m, where m is a positive number sufficiently smaller than n, and each of the slots is positioned at one of the dividing points or positions.
Abstract: A solidification apparatus in the form of a rack and prongs rake structure, the prongs of which are a multiplicity of hollow tubes, each tube containing a serrated augar for providing augar assisted feeding of a gaseous suspension of cementing solids through the hollow tubes into the liquid, the rack supporting each hollow tube tine being pivotally attached to the arm of a backhoe so that the backhoe operator can generate lateral, pivotal and longitudinal movement of the tubes in the liquid while the gaseous suspension is being added to the liquid, a guard ring being provided at the open end of each tube for preventing submersion of the tube ends into the bed underlying the liquid of the encatchment.
Abstract: A product of fish meat paste simulating the meat of the lobster containing a heat-coagulated mixture of one part by weight of fish meat paste and 0.2 to 2 parts by weight of mannan gel modified by freezing. The fish meat paste is made of "surimi" and at least one additive selected from salt, seasoning agents, starch and texturing agents. The modified mannan gel is in the form of flakes less than 3 mm thick to impart to the coagulated mixture a texture which gives a particular oral sensation as if real lobster meat were being eaten.
Abstract: A flat package for electric microcircuits has an iron-nickel-cobalt alloy frame which is brazed to a molybdenum bottom at a temperature below about 400.degree. C. The molybdenum bottom has successive layers of copper, nickel and gold plating.
Abstract: A rectilinear array of rods define a grid-like support such that work clamps may be selectively positioned about the top surface of the support and may be releasably anchored thereto by adjustable hooks extending through aperatures of the grid and grasping the undersides of the rods.
Abstract: An alarm device is built into electrical equipment such as a portable radio receiver or tape recorder and connected to a loud speaker unit for producing an alarm sound by sensing infrared rays emitted from an intruder and sensed by an infrared ray detector included therein.