Abstract: Software virus detection methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture are shown. In the preferred embodiments, these comprise review of proscribed code by an evaluative interpreter, which interprets the code in order to review the code for the presence of disguised viral or other code. The interpreted result is then first scanned for the presence of file open, or file modify or other instructions of interest, as well as scanned again for the presence of viral code signatures. The results are reported as desired.
Abstract: A computer system and method for intercepting, examining, and controlling data streams flowing via transport connections between the transport layer of an operating system and the user application. All data streams that pass from an external network, through the transport layer of an operating system to the user application or from the user application to the transport layer are intercepted by a network traffic interceptor. The network traffic interceptor processes all data streams for proscribed data that may include viruses, trojan horses, worms, and other hostile algorithms. The processing used by the network traffic interceptor can include monitoring, blocking or destroying data, thereby protecting the single computer system from being infected by hostile algorithms.
Abstract: The problem in forming solderable and bondable layers on printed circuit boards is that the surfaces tarnish after storage of the boards prior to further processing (mounting of the electrical components), thus affecting solderability and bondability. In order to overcome this problem it is suggested to deposit, in a first method step, a first metal which is more noble than copper to the printed circuit board and to plate silver in a second method step with the proviso that the first metal be deposited at a rate that is at most half the rate of silver in the second method step when the first metal is silver.
Abstract: In order to even out the electrolytic treatment of workpieces 9 made of electrically non-conductive material and having a very thin base metallising 6, 8, a device is employed in a manner according to the invention comprising means for bringing treatment liquid into contact with the workpieces 9, means 10 for electrical contracting of the workpieces 9 at contacting sites and counterelectrodes 5.x which are so arranged that the workpieces 9 may be arranged opposing them, whereby the counterelectrodes 5.x are each subdivided into at least two electrode segments 13.x such that at least one contact-near electrode segment 13.1 and at least one contact-remote electrode segment 13.4 and possibly further electrode segments 13.2, 13.3 arranged between them are provided and each electrode segment 13.x is fed by a separate current source 15.x.
Abstract: Concrete products and dry concrete mixes comprise cement, acrylic coated carbon fibers, and any optional components such as silica fumes, slag, stone, sand, and/or other aggregates. Preferably, the acrylic coated carbon fibers have a length of about 2½ inches to about 6 inches. A method of reinforcing concrete comprises mixing the cement, the acrylic coated carbon fibers, any optional components (such as silica fumes, slag, stone, sand, and/or other aggregates), and water to form a cement slurry, and letting the slurry set to cure the cement and form bonds between the cement and the carbon fibers, thereby obtaining reinforced concrete.
Abstract: The present invention comprises apparatus and methods for processing code, that is, for intercepting, examining and/or controlling code streams in a network. A protocol parser is implemented in order to intercept the code as it passes through the channel and transfer the code to a proscribed code scanner. Embodiments for various platforms, including Unix® and Windows® NT are disclosed.
Abstract: A bracing apparatus for bracing a flexible pipe extending between a fire sprinkler header pipe and a sprinkler and for holding the sprinkler in a desired location, a flexible piping system having the bracing apparatus, and a method of installing a sprinkler of a sprinkler system having the bracing apparatus. The bracing apparatus has first mounting members that attach to a flexible pipe, and a stiffener bar that extends between the first and second mounting members.
Abstract: Methods and apparatus are shown for providing information on a pill. A patient specific delivery apparatus for medicine using information on a pill or pills is shown as well, and a database with patient specific information may be provided, resulting in an individualized pharmacopoeia for a patient.
Abstract: The present invention comprises apparatus, methods and articles of manufacture for transferring data, comprising one or more update files made available upon distribution media, such as a server, a hash of the update files made available upon the server, as well as versions of the update and hash files upon a target or client. The distribution media then transmits the hash to the target or client, the hashes are compared, and, if they do not match, the update files are downloaded for further review and updating, if desired. If updating is desired, an update mechanism will then edit and/or replace files, modules, data and/or byte sequences on the target, according to the preferred embodiments. Embodiments for various platforms, including Unix® and Windows® NT are disclosed.
Abstract: This invention is an improved battery booster cable and clamp apparatus that operates in conjunction with a two piece split electrically conductive housing that is adapted to allow a battery terminal to reside therein, the two pieces of the housing being slid into or away from gripping contact with the terminal along a connecting base plate by utilizing a spring energized buckle or clamp assembly.
Abstract: Concrete products and mixes with reinforcing carbon graphite fibers, the carbon fibers being provided in the form of resin coated warped beam fabric, and a method for producing reinforced concrete products, where semi-cured carbon fibers are mixed with concrete and then cured through the hydration step to result in the formation of strengthened concrete products.
Abstract: An inlet seal assembly for sealing an injection port member in a chromatography instrument , comprising an injection port member having a raised metal ring, an inlet seal member with an upper surface, a peripheral groove formed in the inlet seal member upper surface, a soft resinous plastic material ring positioned in the peripheral groove opposite the raised metal sealing ring, a reducing nut holding the inlet seal member against the injection port member, and threads connecting the reducing nut to the injection port member whereby to press the soft ring against the raised metal sealing ring to form a seal. The inlet seal assembly also may have a bottom seal between the inlet seal member and the reducing nut. A method of making and using the inlet seal assembly.
July 9, 2004
Date of Patent:
January 8, 2008
Bradley R. Rightnour, Michael A. Goss, Paul H. Silvis, Christopher S. Cox
Abstract: A floating vessel 11 for producing hydrocarbons comprises one or more containers 12 having a chamber 13 formed therein, a structural frame 15 for interconnecting the one or more containers 12, a power system 16 for producing, storing, and distributing power, and a hydrocarbon processor 27.
Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for determining a new anticoagulant therapy factor (nATF) for monitoring oral anticoagulant therapy to help prevent excessive bleeding or deleterious blood clots that might otherwise occur before, during or after surgery. In one embodiment, the new anticoagulant therapy factor is based upon a determination of a new fibrinogen transformation rate (nFTR) which, in turn, is dependent on a maximum acceleration point (MAP) for fibrinogen (FBG) conversion. The new anticoagulant therapy factor quantity is also based upon the time to maximum acceleration from the time of reagent injection (TX) into a plasma sample, but does not require the difficulty of obtaining prior art International Normalized Ratio (INR) and International Sensitivity Index (ISI) parameters. Other embodiments provide methods and apparatus for determining an anticoagulant therapy factor without requiring use of a mean normal prothrombin time determination or ISI.
Abstract: A system, apparatus and method for facilitating the selection, purchasing and ordering glass products, which is informative to guide a novice user in selecting a glass product, even where the glass is comprised of glass panels of more than one manufacturer, the present invention providing an apparatus with a processor which is controlled by software to facilitate a selection process which integrates the comparison of glass products and their properties, as well as, including particular properties of particular components of a glass product, the apparatus can work with a user input device, such as a keyboard or mouse, and is programmed to display graphics associated with selections and potential selections for glass products. The system and method providing selection menus for display on a display device and an animation graphic associated with a selection presented to the user.
June 6, 2003
Date of Patent:
August 14, 2007
Oldcastle Glass, Inc.
Edwin Hathaway, Ronald J. Spellich, Mateo Neri
Abstract: A flow rate and volume sensor for determining the rate and volume of fluid flowing through an apparatus, such as an apparatus for filtering and/or conditioning and/or purifying fluid, such as water, and for indicating when a predetermined volume of fluid has flowed through the apparatus to, for example, signal when a cartridge filter housed in an apparatus for filtering and/or conditioning and/or purifying fluid should be replaced.
February 27, 2006
Date of Patent:
July 31, 2007
Richard T. Williams, Carl Beiswenger, Brian D'Archangelo, Gene Toner
Abstract: Mobile flood wall preferably comprising of plastic, characterized by support elements (1 through 5) as plates of a fitting thickness, each in the form of an equilateral triangle with one of the three equal outer sides as the base and wall elements (11 through 19) as rectangular plates of a fitting thickness lying on and connected to the water-side outer side of the equilateral support elements and therefore sloped at an angle of 60°, which forms the wall with the land side surface, wherein the water pressure on the wall elements is diverted by the support elements into the ground, and causes the surface structures of the base of the support elements to be pressed into and anchored in the ground, for sealing the ground against water and for the stability and the nondisplaceability of the flood wall.
Abstract: A system, method and apparatus for improving the logistical inefficiencies associated with the delivery of liquid petroleum gas or fuel oil to remotely dispersed locations, including a gauge for detecting the level of fluid or liquid in a tank, and a transmission mechanism for transmitting the level detected by the gauge to a remote location for further evaluation and processing to facilitate delivery of the fuel.