Abstract: A wireless network, which includes a wireless router client operable to broadcast data packets to at least one wireless server and one additional wireless client. Each client and server includes programs for determining optimum routes between them. The client also includes a program for determining if a received data packet is not addressed to it and if the packet has been sent via a new optimal route unknown to the client, and for notifying the respective server of such a new optimal route.
Abstract: A ceiling panel system is a plurality of ceiling panels. Each ceiling panel has a first interlocking retaining bracket and an oppositely spaced second interlocking retaining bracket. The installation of the ceiling panel system comprises: A starter bracket is connected at a right angle to one or more support beams. A first ceiling panel is connected via its second interlocking retaining bracket to the starter bracket. The first ceiling panel's first interlocking retaining bracket is connected to the beams of the supporting structure. A second ceiling panel's second interlocking retaining bracket is connected to the first ceiling panel's first interlocking retaining bracket. Subsequent ceiling panels are connected in this manner to form the ceiling panel system.
Abstract: A system and method for determining the price of an expirationless American option over a broad variety of securities and issuing the correct bid and ask prices for the same. Data concerning initial margin requirements, contract value of the option, expiration date (if applicable) of the underlying security, number of contracts required, exchange fees, commission, residuals, and all open positions is accumulated and stored in computer memory. When it is desired that an option be bought or sold, information identifying the contract C the type of option, either call or put, the current price of the underlying security S, the exercise price X, the margin requirement and type, either M for a dollar amount and the unit price movement of the security U, or G for a percentage amount, is entered into the computer which is actuated to calculate the price of the option as M or G multiplied by X when S=X, or as M+U(S-X) for M margin requirements and as SG+G(S-X) for G margin requirements for call options.
Abstract: A storage container for an optical compact disk is described which includes a base tray, a cover and a disk tray. The inventive storage container includes protrusions on an inside portion of the cover for securing large booklets and promotional material. A motion limiting mechanism is formed along an entire length of a portion of the cover near the base tray for limiting the amount of rotation of the cover with respect to the base to approximately 180 degrees. The disk tray is adapted to snap securely into the base tray and includes a hub located in a cylindrical recess for engaging a centralized hole of the compact disk.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a baseball glove having means located on a bottom palm portion for enhancing glove flexibility. The baseball glove includes a thumb stall, at least one finger stall, and a hand receiving opening. The glove includes a notch formed in a lower portion of the glove, and at least one slit formed in a web portion such that the notch and slits increase flexibility of the glove and facilitate opening and closing of the glove.
February 2, 1994
Date of Patent:
September 12, 1995
Mizuno Corporation of America
Minoru Yamada, Kazuhiro Kume, Hideki Tsuruoka, Hisanobu Fugahashi, Robin Smith, John E. Schulte, Robert J. Ball, Robert J. Ready
Abstract: A wireless remote control system is provided. The remote control system includes a remote unit and a receiver unit, and may be utilized in connection with a video game system or other controllable system. The receiver unit includes a plurality of detectors for detecting a signal transmitted by a remote unit. An angle-limiting device is coupled to each detector for limiting the signal which may be received by the particular detector to that signal which is transmitted from a particular location. In one embodiment, the angle-limiting device may limit the signal received by the detector to that signal transmitted from within a specified angular range relative to the detector. In a preferred embodiment, the angle-limiting devices coupled to the plurality of detectors may be arranged so that each angle-limiting device allows a signal to be received by the respective detector from a unique angular region. In another embodiment, the angular regions may be overlapping.
Abstract: A molding apparatus for plastic parts which includes a stationary core plate and a moveable cavity plate used to form a mold cavity, and an ejector plate with pins utilized to eject the molded part from the apparatus. The valve used to inject the liquid plastic, which may be coupled to the core plate or the cavity plate, is always located on the same side of the plastic part as the ejector plate.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for delivering an air-fuel mixture to an internal combustion engine in a virtually complete gaseous form. The system is essentially comprised of a converter which dries intake air and combines the dried air with gas vapor and an air modulator for adding additional atmospheric air to the air-gas vapor mixture. The convertor contains an activated charcoal substance which enhance evaporation of the fuel, prevents "gumming" of the fuel in the convertor, and inhibits condensation of the fuel after evaporation. The air-gas vapor mixture is then fed to an internal combustion engine. In a first embodiment, the system may be installed as an add-on apparatus to an automotive engine which already uses fuel injection as fuel feeding means. In that embodiment, disabling means are installed to disable the fuel injectors. In a second embodiment, the system may be utilized as original equipment for feeding an air-fuel vapor mixture to an internal combustion engine.
Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for injection molding the shells of a mini-disk cartridge or the like. More particularly, the device includes a main cavity having a shape of mini-disk shell. The mold contains various projections and indentations on the first and second surfaces, respectively, which are adapted to form a shutter recess near a first edge of the lower shell, a read/write port for a media disk in a vicinity of the first edge within the shutter recess, a shutter guide track on the outer surface of the lower shell close to and parallel to the first edge, a drive port for rotating a media disk, and various fastening bosses for fastening the upper and lower shells of the mini-disk cartridge together. A single hot-runner valve gate is placed in the mold close to one corner such that small cavities within the cavity are filled with polymer melt first.
Abstract: A stabilized antenna mount system is described which includes an antenna subassembly, a means for allowing the subassembly to rotate in three dimensional planes, and a means for stabilizing the subassembly. The subassembly rotates by means of a multi-axis bearing and is stabilized with an inertia mass attached to its lower portion. The inertia mass has a weight approximately six times the combined weight of the subassembly and the multi-axis bearing.
January 27, 1992
Date of Patent:
April 25, 1995
Crescomm Telecommunications Services, Inc.
Abstract: The invention relates to a liquid sensing switch for use primarily in sensing the bilge water level aboard a boat. The switch is designed with a high input impedance and a high trigger sensitivity, so that the presence of a liquid may be detected by using a remotely located single wire probe. The probe is able to sense immersion into low conductivity liquids or into liquids where no hardwired ground is provided, such as within fiberglass boat hulls. In order to prevent false triggering and cyclic operation of the bilge pump, the liquid sensing switch provides a time delay before it is activated, as well as a further time delay before being deactivated.