Abstract: A computer program product for use with a computer system for providing a process for strategy evaluation and optimization, having a computer-readable medium of instructions for directing a computer to evaluate data for optimizing strategic options. The product includes data storage relating to specific desired outcomes relating to a specific process for an identified customer set and data relating to metrics which predict the satisfaction of desired outcomes. The process has a computer program for quantifying the degree to which each metric predicts satisfaction of each customer desired outcome. Users define strategic options; each option is designed to satisfy customer desired outcomes. A computer program quantifies the degree to which each strategic option satisfies customer desired outcomes. A plurality of strategic options is evaluated.
Abstract: An improved hoop assembly that may be alternately formed from a plurality of variously sized and shaped connectable components that are selectively interconnected by the user to form a simple or complex hoop configuration of a particular desired size and shape is disclosed. A plurality of hoop components may have opposing ends that are adapted for mating engagement with other components to form a hoop of a particular size and shape. In addition, the hoop components include connector components that enable hoop components to be connected in concentric configurations. The various components thus may be assembled into a wide variety of hoop configurations, whether annular or otherwise, thereby enhancing fun and enjoyment.
Abstract: A composite material for vehicle hulls and a hull molding process comprising a gel coat, a skin coat, a bulk fiberglass layer and adhesive applied to a top mating surface and a bottom mating surface within a top mold and a bottom mold, wherein the adhesive forms a connector. The two molds are placed together, and after the adhesive sets, foam is introduced into at least one cavity formed when the molds are brought together. The molds remain closed while the foam is introduced.
Abstract: A brace for supporting both the abdomen and lower back of the user. The brace includes a preformed abdominal support member and a preformed lumbar support member having an ideal lumbar shape with a circular dome that is vertically bisected by an oblong, elliptical protrusion, the support members each joined by two belts. The belts are positioned through slots on each member and are used to select the biasing force needed for each user. The device further includes rounded corners with indented edges and surface vents on each support member for the user's comfort during sporting events or strenuous activity.
Abstract: A method and stone mount for an inside bezel mounting that improves precisely calculating the bezel face angle and contiguous finish on the inside bezel face for enhanced light brilliance that includes mounting the stone from the bottom up using a retaining spring. The stone once inserted into the mounting stops at the bezel lip then the retaining spring once fully inserted can be permanently affixed by bending the countersunk prongs over said retaining spring thus completing the setting.
Abstract: A combined function foil cutter and cork remover comprising a hollow main body member with a circular upper and circular lower open end. The main body member comprises a plurality of flexible fingers separated by longitudinal slots extending a desired distance upward from the lower open end. The interior surface of each finger comprises at least one individual elongated blade located a designated distance from the lower open end. There is a spiral corkscrew inserted longitudinally within the main body member. The corkscrew is rotatably secured with a handle located at the upper open end of the main body member. There is a collar slidably set around the main body member. When the collar is slid towards the lower open end, the collar compresses each of said fingers together to align said individual elongated blades into one continuous circular blade.
Abstract: A laptop computer outdoor protector attached to a laptop computer support surface for protecting a laptop computer during outdoor operation with the monitor disposed vertically to reduce glare from sunlight or other high intensity ambient light and to protect the laptop computer from wind, rain, snow or other objects such as tennis balls or golf balls. The protector may also be folded and stored while connected to the top of the laptop support surface when not in use.
Abstract: A tool for installing and removing wing nuts. The tool includes an ergonomic, rigid handle for gripping by the hand of the user. One end of the handle includes wing nut engagement features that center the wing nut for a snug engagement by the tool. The tool is manually rotated to either tighten or loosen wing nuts. The tool is particularly useful for the installation and removal of wing nuts used to secure storm panels over the windows and doors of a building structure.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for terrestrial transmission of RF signals comprising: an antenna, where said antenna includes an active device and a passive device and a decoder. The passive device receives RF signals and passes the signals to the active device. The active device includes at least one amplifier, where active device down converts the RF signals to IF signals and applies a gain to at least one of the RF signals and the IF signals. The decoder connects to the antenna, where decoder receives and analyzes the IF signals from said antenna and upon receipt of the IF signals sends commands to the active device in order to maintain an acceptable IF signal, where said commands instruct the active device to selectively adjust the gain.
Abstract: An artificial fishing lure resembling both a shrimp tail and a crab. A simulated crab body and legs are attached to the lure through perforations and are removable. The lure without the crab body and legs resembles a shrimp tail.
Abstract: The present invention is a digital communication method that increases the overall throughput of a Multiuser Detection (MUD)-based co-channel multiple access (MA) system in terms of the total number of bits transmitted through the shared medium by all the users of the MA system if signals are allowed to interfere. The total number of users can be increased if more dimensions are used for assigning the transmitted signals and the same dimensions are measured at the receiver. Specifically, the present invention does not require any coordination among transmitters but simply requires a transmitter to send its signal with either a randomly chosen polarization ellipse, or an assigned or randomly chosen amplitude level.
April 16, 2003
Date of Patent:
September 11, 2007
BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
Rachel E. Learned, Matthew A. Taylor, Robert B. MacLeod
Abstract: An integrated marine vessel hardtop and navigation lighting system, for use on boats having a hardtop or platform which covers the helm, bridge, cockpit or similar areas. The system includes a hardtop having recessed voids which receive specially designed starboard, port and stern integral lighting assemblies and LED matrix array modules. The lights provide improved chromaticity and luminosity in desired angular fields of light, and further having arcuate surfaces which complement port and starboard lenses having mating surfaces. The lighting system is secured and self contained and coterminous with the hardtop. The hardtop and lighting modules constitute a generally unitary and stealth assembly, the light fixtures being integrated within said hardtop means in an unobtrusive manner without protuberances.
February 16, 2005
Date of Patent:
September 4, 2007
Peter Derek Ryan, Edward Ray Hughes, Javier Alejandro Carbi Haubold
Abstract: The invention relates to a pilot guide and hole-cutting saw system for cutting deep holes through an indeterminate depth of material while eliminating the problem of drift and wobble associated with the use of conventional hole saws. The system comprises a hole saw and a pilot guide, the pilot guide being comprised of a stop, a front guide, a rear guide, and a pilot pin. The pilot pin is created by fitting the central apertures of the stop and front guide over the second end of the pilot pin and by fitting the central aperture of a base portion of the rear guide over the second end of the pilot pin so that the end of the pilot pin terminates inside of the central aperture of the rear guide without passing entirely through the rear guide.
Abstract: This invention relates to a composition of matter for producing hair growth and preventing hair loss in humans and the method for using said composition. The composition comprises four complexes and a carrier liquid, mixed together and added to any topical treatment or produced as an ingestible dietary supplement. Complexes 1, 2, and 3 are comprised of substances that prevent hair loss while Complex 4 promotes hair growth. Complex 1 is comprised of octyl butyrate and glutaminpeptides. Complex 2 comprises a mixture of minerals, plant extracts, vitamin B6, and linolenic acid. Complex 3 comprises a mixture of Ginkgo biloba extract, emu oil, a source of silicon, and a blend of amino acids. Complex 4 comprises a mixture of several plant extracts. The product should be used by the consumer at regular intervals, preferably 5 to 7 times per week in the form of a serum.
Abstract: A two piece sealed capsule that is inserted into a liquid bearing container including but not limited to the neck of a bottle, said capsule being a container or receptacle for sealably containing a liquid and/or dry material and a dispenser for releasing the material when desired into the container. The top of the capsule is depressed manually forcing two or more blade like prongs against the bottom of the capsule ripping a portion away, dispensing the material. The present invention allows the use of materials that would discolor, degrade or interact with other substances when added to the contents of the bottle, to remain stable and/or inactive until the time of use.
Abstract: A compact dehydration engine and method for treating human waste and gray water residual electro-coagulants that includes a heated waste dehydration chamber that has low energy consumption and low water consumption in use. The system can be employed in stationary or mobile platforms that include multiple toilets and gray water sources for reclamation.