Abstract: The upgraded balancing machine for vehicle wheels comprise a supporting frame for gripping and rotation means for gripping and rotating a wheel to be balanced around a rotation axis, a first sensor for detecting the unbalance of the wheel with respect to the rotation axis suitable for generating a first analog signal, a second sensor for detecting at least one portion of the profile of the wheel suitable for generating a second analog signal, at least one analog to digital converter associated with at least one of the first and the second detection sensors and suitable for converting at least one of the first and the second analog signals into a corresponding digital signal, a processing and control unit associated with the conversion device and suitable for processing the digital signal, and an adjustment unit for adjusting the sampling frequency of at least one of the first and the second analog signals associated with the conversion device.
Abstract: A horse saddle has a saddletree to which is mounted a rotatable stirrup bar. The rotatable stirrup bar allows the stirrup leathers to rotate relative to the saddle with reduced wear and tear to the stirrup leather.
Abstract: The invention relates to a new type of reel unit for a fishing line for use on a fishing rod, made up of a housing, a spool rotatably mounted on the housing that can be rotated via a gear unit by means of a hand crank for reeling in and reeling out the line, and a holder for mounting the reel unit to the fishing rod.
Abstract: A method for generating a trick replay video stream, including the steps of: selecting from stored data adapted for transmission as a streamed movie a sequence of Intracoded frames (I-frames), and inserting one or more difference frames between consecutive I-frames of the sequence to form the trick replay video stream. Each of the difference frames is constructed to have a zero difference with respect to a preceding I-frame in the sequence. The method further includes transmitting the trick replay video stream to a decoder for display of the streamed movie at an enhanced perceived rate.
Abstract: A method for displaying information includes identifying computer-readable service code at a service site, which code, when read by a client computer via a network, causes the computer to display at least one service page containing service information. Some service code is selected for inclusion in a service component containing at least some service information that corresponds to the selected code. A pointer is generated, indicating a location at which the service component is accessible to a remotely located client computer via the network, allowing the client computer to display a host page containing host information. An invocation of the pointer by the client computer is received at the location when the client computer accesses the host page. The selected service code is then conveyed to the client computer, such that responsive to the selected service code, the client computer displays the service component on the host page.
Abstract: For use in an internal combustion engine equipped with a fuel injection system, a heat exchanger module features a distributor block, which is connected via at least one first fuel line with the intake of the injection system and via at least one second fuel line with the output of the injection system. A thermal compensation takes place between the at least one fuel conveyed out of the injection system and the distributor block.
Abstract: An improved method and fracturing fluid for hydraulic fracturing of a subterranean formation, the fracturing fluid including a surfactant, a water soluble or dispersible anionic organic salt, an acid and a low molecular weight organic solvent.
December 19, 2003
Date of Patent:
July 15, 2008
Calfrac Well Services Ltd., Chemergy Ltd.
Travis L. Allan, Junad Amin, Alan K. Olson, Ronald G. Pierce
Abstract: The invention relates to a semiconductor laser device, including a semiconductor laser element, or a number of individual lasers mounted parallel to each other, with a number of output surfaces, from which laser light can escape, having a treater divergence in a first direction (Y) than in a second direction parallel to the above and at least one reflecting means, at a distance from the output surfaces, outside the semiconductor laser element or the individual laser, with at least one reflective surface which reflects at least a part of the laser light escaping from the semiconductor laser element or the individual lasers through the output surfaces back into the semiconductor laser element or the individual lasers, such that the mode spectrum of the semiconductor laser element or the individual lasers is influenced. The at least one reflective surface of the reflecting means has a concave curve.
July 30, 2003
Date of Patent:
May 20, 2008
Hentze-Lissotschenko Patentverwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG
Abstract: An apparatus to pump fluid comprises an annular bore (12) and at least one pair of pistons (15, 16) which travel along the bore (12). The pistons (15, 16) can be releasably locked to a rotating plate like member (14) to travel through the bore (12). One piston (15) moves with the rotating plate (14) to be the travelling piston while the other piston (16) is locked in the bore (12) to become the stationary piston. As the travelling piston hits the rear of the stationary piston, a changeover occurs where the travelling piston becomes locked to the bore (12) to become the stationary piston and the stationary piston becomes released from the bore (12) and locked to the rotating plates (14) to become the travelling piston. This arrangement is continuously repeated to provide a pump/compressor/engine and the like.
Abstract: An antenna having multiple antenna elements of unequal lengths, form in a conical shape. The longest antenna element has a trap in a specific location of the antenna element. Multiple traps can be used for extended coverage depending upon the frequency band. The antenna elements are connected together through a transversal-wire ring and a feed transmission line is attached to it. The antenna occupies minimal footprint in the horizontal direction and maintains a low VSWR and a uniform beam pattern over a wide frequency band, more than 1:20. The antenna has a constant radiation pattern over a 1:6 bandwidth and the pattern bandwidth may be increased using more antenna elements and traps. The elevation and azimuth patterns show a consistent characteristic from 100 MHz to 600 MHz.
Abstract: A handheld firearm which is in the form of a self-loading pistol with a bolt lock, having two operating levers which can pivot and each have a handle for operation of the bolt lock, with the operating levers being arranged on mutually opposite sides of the handheld firearm and, when the handheld firearm is in the in-use state, being connected to one another via a pivoting shaft such that they cannot rotate with respect to one another, and at least sections of the operating levers being arranged in the interior of the handheld firearm.
Abstract: The coupling of a sewer treatment station to a treatment plant for the flocculation and flotation of water streams and the insertion of said treatment plant for the flocculation and flotation of water streams into a water treatment station. The sewer treatment station is installed upstream from the flocculation and flotation treatment station, in such a way that the outlet of said station is directly connected to the inlet of the flocculation and flotation treatment plant disposed next to the stream bed or next to and interconnected thereto by means of a varying flow canal. The insertion has dynamic introduction of the process of treatment for the flocculation and flotation of fluid beds, all in a closed canal, wherein the flow of secondary streams (E) is dynamically and continuously submitted to flocculation and flotation techniques in an induced flow canal (FE) in the water treatment station.
Abstract: An apparatus for reforming rod-shaped, electrically conductive and/or magnetizable materials, in particular for drawing and extruding, having the following features: the apparatus has a female mold having a die, which forms the tool for reforming; the apparatus has an inductor of an electric linear motor, by means of which a traveling electric field can be produced; the inductor includes at least one first group at least with first coils; the first coils in the first group are arranged axially next to one another and thus form a channel; using the inductor it is possible to produce a traveling field in the channel which has a magnetic flux density having a gradient in the axial direction of the channel, which has an amplitude of greater than B=1 T.
October 21, 2002
Date of Patent:
August 21, 2007
BL Chemie GmbH & Co. KG
Werner Witte, Lothar Illgen, Peter Bilstein
Abstract: A downward mechanism for support pins is applicable to a reactor of removable type. Support pins are located on the base of the reactor, and each support pin has a base thereunder. The downward mechanism has an elevator mechanism and a board fixed thereto. The board has several holes for the pin and the base to pass respectively therethrough. Each hole elongates into a slit allowing each of the support pins, only, to pass respectively therethrough.
Abstract: A user-computer interaction method for use by a population of flexibly connectible computer systems and a population of mobile users, the method comprising storing information characterizing each mobile user on an FCCS plug to be borne by that mobile user; and accepting the FCCS plug from the mobile user for connection to one of the flexibly connectible computer systems and employing the information characterizing the mobile user to perform at least one computer operation.
Abstract: In a ball sport racquet, for example, a tennis racquet, made up of a main or racquet head frame, a throat with a throat bridge and side bridges diverging to the throat bridge and extending into a shaft, and strings fastened on the main frame and on the throat bridge, the throat bridge can move restrictedly relative to the main frame at least in one axis direction perpendicular to the plane of the strings and/or can rotate on the racquet frame on an axis extending in the direction of a longitudinal axis of the racquet.