Abstract: An apparatus and method for providing uniform X-Ray irradiation to material carried in a plurality of containers. The apparatus includes an X-Ray tube providing a linear source of irradiation and also a 4 pi (360 degrees) irradiation. The material to be irradiated is placed in containers suspended on a vertical carousel wheel type structure. The individual containers are mounted receive irradiation throughout the rotation of the wheel. The tube is mounted approximately at the axis or center of the wheel. In operation, the containers of material are rotated around the tube, and due to their orientation and the 4 pi irradiation from the source, each and all the containers receive a uniform irradiation for the material contained therein.
Abstract: In industrial complexes and power stations a main source of power is connected to a motor bus to which motors and other loads are connected. In such systems an auxiliary source of power is provided to alternatively provide electric energy to the motor bus should the main source of power be interrupted. In the prior art digital system, samples are taken of the motor bus and auxiliary system voltage waveform with a fixed time window to predict the proper time for closing the breaker. The present invention improves on the prior art by applying the concept of an adaptive time window wherein the number of samples taken during each cycle to obtain the operating parameters is increased as the frequency decreases. This provides more accurate parameters for calculating the point for closing.
Abstract: A linear source of x-rays is disclosed wherein an elongated filament, mounted within a cylindrically formed anode, provides electrons around the filament, and along the length of said filament. The anode that comprises a high Z material such as gold, receives the electrons and emits X-rays in a 360 degree arc and along a substantial length of the anode. In one embodiment the tube is used for irradiation purposes.
Abstract: Under load tapchanging voltage regulators with source and load connections, series and shunt transformers, switching devices for causing selectable levels of electric power to flow in either direction between the series and shunt transformers, and tapchanger controls for sensing the voltage at said load connections and causing the switching devices to select proper electric power flows so as to maintain desired voltages at the load connections.
Abstract: A wireless hub uses a first processor to communicate with IEDs, uses a second processor to communicate with landline SCADA devices, and uses a third processor to extract, store and exchange messages between SCADA protocols and IED data formats so as to as to permit two way communications between SCADA users and IEDs which are independent of protocol data formats and time of exchange.
Abstract: Apparatus for viewing in neutrino light first uses microwaves to create neutrino force differentials on piezoelectric material. The force differentials are used by elements of a matrix to create pixels of a two dimensional picture for use in viewing of underground structures from a satellite. In another form pixels are formed on an LCD display for direct human viewing.
Abstract: A device comprising a fault detector and communications module. The communications module can transmit and receive information and data via a commercial two-way wireless system, which may include two-way paging technology. The inventive device is capable of measuring imbalance currents in a remote capacitor bank, and if the imbalance current exceeds a set threshold the inventive device communicates this information, and/or other information, to an electric utility control center. The communications module is mounted using a standard utility meter socket, thereby allowing the communications module and an associated adaptive capacitor control to be stacked and mounted on the same meter socket to provide an integral unit. A two-way infrared communication port is also provided.
Abstract: A blood irradiator for providing a uniform dose of X-ray beam irradiation for blood products contained within bags positioned in a cannister. A first X-ray tube is positioned to irradiate said bags from one surface of the bags, and a second X-ray tube is positioned to irradiate said bags from the opposite surface of said bags concurrently with said first tube. A low Z high density material collar mounted around said cannister to reflect X-rays. The X-rays from the two tubes and the reflected X-rays combine to provide a uniform dose of X-rays to said bags.
Abstract: A method of radio communications and routing and connection in a mobile radio system consisting of the steps of providing nodes for transmitting and receiving signals wherein the nodes are positioned in a free form fashion within a defined area, and the routing of a communication is determined based on selecting the most desirable and normally the shortest path between the communication source and the destination drop.
Abstract: A tool holder apparatus mountable on a machine spindle which apparatus is adjustable and provides a solid stable support for the tool holder to eliminate any gap or spacing between the end of a machine spindle and the support collar of the tool holder.
Abstract: A routing system of call connection and call routing for radio telephone communications system including cellular radio systems wherein the mobiles transmit on channels in a first band. and the bases transmit on channels in a second band. The routes are selectable from more than one possible route to a desired destination using routing tables to permit different destinations for different calls selectively based on telephone number indications. The system includes multiple blind nodes that do not support direct base to mobile communication. The blind nodes transmitting in the band used for transmission by the mobiles, and nodes receive in the band used for receiving by the mobiles such that the system performs in a limited number of bands of frequencies.
Abstract: An extremely low frequency (ELF) receiver that operates at the 6 Hz to 9 Hz range to synchronously receive signals from the electric (E) field or the magnetic (H) field of the earth's resonant (TS) frequency and other signals of interest.
Abstract: A system and method for utilizing a radiation source for irradiating a product, the system including an radiation reflector comprised of a low Z, high density material. The reflector is positioned to receive radiation penetrating and exiting the product, and the reflector reflects the radiation back to the product to provide additional irradiation energy to the product.
Abstract: A milling tool having replaceable straight elongated inserts that provide a helical cutting action. The tool has grooves formed at an angle with the longitudinal axis of the tool, the grooves have flat surfaces. Wedge means secure the respective inserts in respective grooves of the tool. The wedge means each have a plurality of apertures on the surface bearing against the insert, and coolant fluid under pressure is provided through said apertures to exit adjacent the cutting edge of said insert and against the work surface.
Abstract: A blood irradiator for providing a uniform dose of X-ray beam irradiation for blood contained within a transfusion bag. A first X-ray tube is positioned to irradiate said bag from one side of the bag, and a second X-ray tube is positioned to irradiate said bag from the opposite side of said bag concurrently with said first bag whereby a uniform dose of X-rays is provided to the blood.
Abstract: The application discloses a fishing bobber comprising a floatable housing that contains a sound transducer. An elongated finger extends upwardly from the bobber housing. A balloon is place over the finger to provide a sound passage. Electronic circuitry mounted in the housing includes means for triggering the sound transducer into an active state to oscillate at an audio frequency when the housing is being pulled down into the water to thereby audibly alert the user that a fish has taken the bait.
Abstract: A front axle suspension for a heavy duty vehicle including an elongated leaf spring having its front end affixed to the vehicle frame. The spring has its mid section mounted to the axle beam. An equalizer lever assembly is mounted on the rear end of the leaf spring for pivotal movement about an axis transverse to the frame. The rear end of the lever is affixed a shackle pivotally affixed to the frame. A rubber spring is positioned on the forward end of the lever to bear against the underside of the frame. The leaf spring and the equalizer assembly including the rubber spring combine to provide a smooth ride and improved steering control.
Abstract: A system and method for making channel assignments in a low earth orbit satellite telephone system wherein Doppler effect is utilized as a parameter in channel assignment. In a first embodiment the satellites orbit in a fixed grid pattern, and in a second embodiment the satellites move in orbits that appear random relative to each other.