Abstract: A packing structure, which consists of pliant border having a length, and strips of pliant material attached to the border along the length thereof. The border is attached to itself at a plurality of spaced-apart points forming a lattice, which constitutes a supporting base for the strips of pliant material.
Abstract: An amusement apparatus includes an elongate member having an upper extremity formed with a leveraging arm and an opposed lower extremity formed with a pivot point. A seat to receive a child in a sitting position is mounted to the elongate member for rotation thereabout between the opposed upper and lower extremities, and a handlebar available to be taken up by hand by a child seated on the seat is mounted to the elongate member for rotation thereabout between the seat and the upper extremity. The leveraging arm extends outwardly from the upper extremity to a handled end positioned above the seat. The elongate leveraging arm is available to be taken up at the handled end to reciprocally pivot the elongate member at the pivot point of the lower extremity of the elongate member to impart rotation to the seat about the elongate member.
Abstract: A paper includes a composition of 10% by weight to 40% by weight of recovered post-consumer paper, 60% by weight to 90% by weight of recovered white paper, 0.38% by weight to 0.45% by weight of one or more sizing agents, and 3.33% by weight to 3.95% by weight of one or more binding agents.
April 11, 2012
Date of Patent:
January 8, 2013
Copamex, S.A. de C.V
Eduardo Duarte Villa, José Trinidad Peregrina Gomez
Abstract: A muscle tension strap including a pair of elongated flat bands each formed of substantially non-resilient material. The pair of flat bands are affixed together at a plurality of intermediate points therealong to form a plurality of tandem loops. The plurality of intermediate points at which the pair of elongated flat bands are affixed together are in a range of four to seven. Portions of each flat band adjacent each end are affixed together in overlying relationship to form a final loop with a handle therein and the pair of flat bands have a length in a range of five feet to seven feet.
Abstract: A vertical solar panel array including a portable base with a rotatable surface and a plurality of double-sided solar panels each having a plurality of solar cells mounted on each side thereof. The plurality of double-sided solar panels are mounted vertically on the rotatable surface of the base. Electrical circuitry couples each solar cell of the plurality of solar cells to an output terminal. An electric motor is mechanically coupled between the base and the rotatable surface to provide rotation and a controller is coupled to the electric motor and to a light sensor. The controller is programmed to analyze readings from the light sensor and to control the electric motor to align the plurality of double-sided solar panels with the sun for maximum output.
Abstract: A floor system (20) includes a plurality of cushioning devices (22) attached to a lower side (40) of a wood floor (32). Each cushioning device (22) includes a spring (46) that may be attached at each of its ends to first and second caps (48, 50). The spring (46) includes longitudinally aligned regions (58, 60) interposed between the caps (48, 50). The region (58) exhibits a lower spring rate (64) than a spring rate (66) of the other region 60. In response to an imposed force, the first region (58) of spring (46) first compresses. When the imposed force is great enough, due to a user's weight, the second region (60) of spring (46) will then compress.
Abstract: A vehicle assembly includes a two-wheeled vehicle including a frame having opposed sides, opposed front and rear ends, and a front wheel mounted for rotation to the frame proximate to the front end of the frame positioned in front of an opposed rear wheel mounted for rotation to the frame proximate to the rear end of the frame and that is substantially in-line with respect to the front wheel. A member is carried by the frame of the vehicle between the front and rear wheels and has end portions disposed adjacent to the respective sides of the frame. A wheeled stabilizer assembly is carried by each of the end portions of the member to wheelingly interact with the ground over which the vehicle is driven along the sides of the frame proximate to the front and rear wheels of the vehicle.
Abstract: The invention includes a single chip having multiple different devices integrated thereon for a common purpose. The chip includes a substrate having a peripheral area, a mid-chip area, and a central area. A plurality of FETs are formed in the peripheral area with each FET having a layer of single crystal rare earth material in at least one of a conductive channel, a gate insulator, or a gate stack. A plurality of photonic devices including light emitting diodes or vertical cavity surface emitting lasers are formed in the mid-chip area with each photonic device having an active layer of single crystal rare earth material. A plurality of photo detectors are formed in the central area.
Abstract: A method of the production of a composite roof batten includes forming a substantially rigid low-density lower reinforcing element with cup-shaped depressions defining moisture-passing channels therebetween and providing an upper reinforcing element. The cup-shaped depressions of the lower reinforcing element have introduced therein a low density closed cell foam material and the upper reinforcing element is positioned in overlying relationship to the lower reinforcing element. The foam material is allowed to fill the space defined between the lower reinforcing element and the upper reinforcing element and bond the elements together to form a composite roof batten.
Abstract: A light emitting device with a ?-cavity including a first spacer of single crystal dielectric material and an active area including single crystal erbium dielectric material positioned on the first spacer. The erbium dielectric material and the single crystal dielectric material of the first spacer are substantially crystal lattice matched at their juncture. A second spacer of single crystal dielectric material is positioned on the active area. The erbium dielectric material and the single crystal dielectric material of the second spacer are substantially crystal lattice matched at the second surface. The high-? erbium dielectric provides a high gain ?-cavity that emits increased amounts of light in either spontaneous or stimulated modes of operation.
December 10, 2009
Date of Patent:
December 11, 2012
Michael Lebby, Vijit Sabnis, Petar B. Atanackovic
Abstract: A valve alarm for use with a valve having an open position, a closed position, and a knob is provided. The valve alarm includes a handle having a knob seat receivable about the knob, and a body defining a volume. The knob seat is carried within the volume and moveable relative the body between an open position and a closed position. A switch is carried by the handle and changed from an Off orientation to an On orientation when the knob seat is moved to the open position, and changed from the On orientation to the Off orientation when the knob seat is moved to the closed position. A timer circuit is coupled to the switch and carried by the handle and includes a time period counted down to zero upon activation by the switch changed to the On orientation. A signaling device is carried by the handle and coupled to the timing circuit for activation upon the timer circuit time period reaching zero.
Abstract: A flag securing assembly includes elongate member formed with an opening, opposed notched ends, and a lug projecting away from the elongate member and which terminates with a free end. A major loop of a line is applied through the opening and is folded over the elongate member forming in the line opposite minor loops applied to the opposed notched ends, a length of the line extending between the minor loops along the elongate member, and standing parts that project outward in opposite directions from the opposed notched ends. A grommet of a flag is applied to the lug between the free end of the lug and the elongate member, and a fastener is applied to the free end of the lug captively retaining the grommet of the flag between the free end of the lug and the elongate member.
Abstract: An anti-spill food or small item container assembly having an open top and defining a chamber adapted to contain food. A lid is detachably secured to the container and the lid includes a flexible portion extending across and covering the open top of the container. The flexible portion includes at least one slit which forms at least one flap in the lid to permit access to the interior chamber of the container in which the food is contained. Furthermore, the flexible portion is constructed of a material having shape memory so that, after deflection of the flap, the flap will substantially return to its original position.
Abstract: A composition for a Coating System (paint) which forms an insulating material being designed to both reflect infrared radiation and have reduced thermal conductivity. The coating system may be either a single Thermal Coating or may be a Thermal Coating used in combination with a Thermal Primer. The Thermal Coating is formulated using conventional techniques and a resin used in paint manufacture, but utilizes primary pigments and extender mineral pigments which preferentially reflect in the infra red area of the solar spectrum. A method of characterizing particulate materials for their infra red reflectivity is described, which provides a means for preferential selection of particulate additives based on their relative visible light and infrared reflectivity. Additionally the incorporation of hollow micro-spheres is desired to reduce thermal conductivity.
Abstract: A baseboard cleaning apparatus for cleaning a baseboard of a wall extending upright along the wall with respect to a floor includes a cleaning head and a block positioned in either side of a skid plate, and which are connected by a connector that extends through a slot formed in the skid plate. The skid plate has a lower extremity formed with a skid, and the connector is movable along the slot between lowered positions of the baseboard cleaning head and the fixture toward the skid formed in the lower extremity of the skid plate, and raised positions of the baseboard cleaning head and the fixture away from the skid formed in the lower extremity of the skid plate.
Abstract: A weight training exercise apparatus incorporates a handled bag to receive a weight bag containing a mass of granular material having a weight. The weight bag is formed with a sheet of flexible, pliant material, and has a bag chamber formed by and between a closed end and an opposed mouth and opposed closed sides formed by opposed hems formed in the sheet extending between the closed end of the weight bag and the mouth. The hems extend into the bag chamber, which is filled with the mass of granular material. The mouth is formed with primary and second seals to close the mouth to prevent granular material from spilling from the mouth.
Abstract: A receptacle assembly includes a receptacle formed by a continuous sidewall extending between a bottom and an opposed top. A diverter, formed with inclined channels, is positioned in the bottom of the receptacle opposite to the top. A volume is defined by the continuous sidewall between the inclined channels of the diverter and the top, an opening is formed in the continuous sidewall opposite to each of the inclined channels, and the inclined channels of the diverter are for receiving and conveying material from the volume to the respective openings.
Abstract: A method of fabricating MOTFTs on transparent substrates by positioning opaque gate metal on the substrate front surface and depositing gate dielectric material overlying the gate metal and a surrounding area and metal oxide semiconductor material on the dielectric material. Depositing selectively removable etch stop material on the semiconductor material and photoresist on the etch stop material to define an isolation area in the semiconductor material. Removing uncovered portions of the etch stop. Exposing the photoresist from the substrate rear surface using the gate metal as a mask and removing exposed portions leaving the etch stop material overlying the gate metal covered. Etching the semiconductor material to isolate the TFT. Selectively etching the etch stop layer to leave a portion overlying the gate metal defining a channel area. Depositing and patterning conductive material to form source and drain areas on opposed sides of the channel area.
Abstract: Radial compression mechanism includes a housing defining an inner chamber and a central opening for insertion and removal of product. A plurality of elongated compression dies are movably mounted for reciprocal movement within the inner chamber and define a central product receiving cavity coaxial with the axis of the central opening. Cam followers are affixed to the dies. First cam surfaces are affixed relative to the housing and second cam surfaces are movably mounted relative to the housing. Each cam follower engages a first cam surface to define a first position control constraint, and a second cam surface to define a second position control constraint. Each die has a position relative to each adjacent die and the coaxial central cavity that is controlled by the first position control constraint and the second position control constraint.
April 11, 2008
Date of Patent:
August 21, 2012
Jeremiah j. Warriner, Ed Goff, Justin Knight