Abstract: A self-heating container which comprises a container body having an internal beverage section and a thermic cavity. A liquid reactant is positioned in a first section of the thermic cavity and a solid reactant positioned in a second section of the thermic cavity. The solid reactant includes at least 70% by weight CaO and at least 5% by weight of a carbonate from the group consisting of MgCO3, CaCO3, SrCO3, BaCO3, and RaCO3.
Abstract: Electroplating station S has a head 1 with anode 2, to one side of which there is located an electrically neutral wall 3. The width of anode 2 is provided to accommodate the width of web 6. Serrations 9 are provided on the anode 2, especially in the area of top surface 8. A passageway 4 for electrolyte 5 is between anode 2 and wall 3. Mesh 11 is located at a throat section 12 of passageway 4 shortly before the start of the guide 7. In addition, mesh 13 is located further upstream in passageway 4 as an alternative and/or as an addition to mesh 11. Guide 7 of wall 3, serrations 9, and meshes 11 and 13 enhance and maximize the production of stream-wise vortices. These vortices cause a substantial increase in the ion flow, which overcomes boundary layers and results in additional deposition of copper onto the web 6.
Abstract: A radiologist workstation program capable of performing the methods of: (a) losslessly compressing an image by using a sample of pixel neighborhoods to determine a series of predictive coefficients values related to the pixel neighborhoods; (b) lossy compressing an image to a predetermined ratio by adjusting the quality parameter in a quality controlled compression routine; (c) adjusting the compression ratio of image data based upon the available bandwidth of a network link across which the image is transmitted; (d) encapsulating audio data in a DICOM object and selectively retrieving the data; (e) performing an improved integer based ray tracing method by establishing a ray angle from an observer position and adjusting the ray angle such that the directional components of the ray angle are rational numbers; and (f) reducing flicker caused by a magnifying window moving across an image on the display screen by determining what portion of a first window position is not covered by a new window position and rest
October 27, 2000
Date of Patent:
June 21, 2005
The Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agrigultural & Mechanical College
Oleg S. Pianykh, David Troendle, John M. Tyler, Wilfrido Castaneda-Zuniga