Abstract: System 10 distributes information data packets 10D from multiple send endpoint ports 11S in send endpoint unit 12S, to multiple receive endpoint ports 11R in receive endpoint unit 12R. The packets pass through standard based send firewall adapter 14S (shown in detail in FIG. 3), traverse at least one firewall 15W through selected port 15P, and pass through standard based receive firewall adapter 14R. The endpoint units in the send and receive stations may be simple PCs operated by individuals at a single work station, or complex computer system(s) operated by large organizations.
Abstract: Breaching access structure 10S provides easy access to sealed interior 10I containing contents 10C. Access region 12A proximate edge 12E of package 10, provides entrance into the interior and access to the contents. Band seal 14 formed by upper lamina 14U and lower lamina 14L extends along the access region, enclosing breaching bubble 16. The band seal has inner seal portion 14I between the bubble and the interior, and outer seal portion 14O between the bubble and edge 12E of the package. The bubble is expandable to open the package in response to bursting detonator 18. The detonator is burst by external pressure applied by a user. Opposed pair of peel flaps, upper flap 16U and lower flap 16L, are formed by the opposed laminae of the outer seal along the edge breach as the bubble breaches. These small initial flaps are grasped by the user and manually peeled apart to initiate opening the band seal.
Abstract: A fluid levitating caster lifts a heavy load “(17)” off a floor “(18)” with near friction-less-ness for transport has integrated a load lifting device. This extra rise height “(ER)” lifting feature accommodates moving loads “(17)” which have flexible-sagging frames, over uneven floors “(18)”, and which have frames that are not parallel to floor “(18)”. An inflatable bellows “(22)” design of the load lifting device receives its pressurization from fluid levitating caster, and additionally serves as a dampening reservoir to reduce hopping-pressure surges inherent in fluid levitating casters.
Abstract: Fluid dispensing system 10 dispenses a controlled measure of fluid stock from a stock source 10S into stock receptacles 10C during a fill cycle. Flow manifold 12 receives the stock for distribution to the receptacles. The fluid stock may be pressurized by a gravity pressure head or by stock pump 10P operating between the stock source and the manifold. A fill spout 10F protrudes through system housing 10H for passing the stock into each stock receptacle. Electric solenoids 16, are positioned in the flow paths for providing the controlled measure of fluid stock. Flow adjusters adjust the fluid flow to the desired controlled measure. Fill trays 10L and 10R extend along the lower side edges of the housing, and support the stock receptacles during the fill cycle.
Abstract: An intuitive pressurized fluid controller using tilt/push/pull (3 axis) operator includes a swivel joint such that it can move axially and tilt. A first array of valves is arranged to be activated as the lever tilts. A second array of valves is arranged so they can be activated when the lever is pulled axially. A third array of valves is arranged so they can be activated when the lever is pushed axially. When plumbed to a plurality of pressurable positioners supporting heavy equipment, the first array of valves can control the equipment pitch and roll as the lever is tilted, and the second/third arrays of valves can control the equipment elevation as the lever is pulled/pushed.
Abstract: An easily opened storage package 10 has enclosure material 10M forming storage chamber 10C within the package containing stored article 10A. Chamber access region 12A proximate edge 12E of the package, provides entrance into the chamber and access to the stored article. Band seal 14 formed by upper lamina 14U and lower lamina 14L extends along the access region, enclosing breaching bubble 16. The band seal has inner seal portion 14I between the bubble and the chamber, and outer seal portion 14O between the bubble and edge 12E of the package. The bubble is expandable to open the package by external pressure applied by a consumer. Opposed pair of peel flaps, upper flap 16U and lower flap 16L, are formed by the opposed laminae of the outer seal along the edge breach as the bubble breaches. These small initial flaps are grasped by the consumer and manually peeled apart to initiate opening the band seal.
Abstract: A method and apparatus is described for multiple-party data attribute management system and interface structure which permits different categories of users to contribute and control different types of source data, while adding informational value to data contributed by other users. The system provides a secure repository for verified and authenticated data, and provides a system of controlled access to the repository. The preferred embodiment of the invention comprises a data verification and certification system which in a principal embodiment is useful to create a data bank to match job seekers with potential employers based on verified resume data and employer specified search criteria. The interface structure The system of the invention preferably includes computer databases and interactive Internet based server systems.
December 4, 2000
Date of Patent:
December 2, 2003
William S. Perell, Neil S. Hayden, Walter D. Benvin
Abstract: An assembly “(42)” including a fluid levitated caster and a debris scraper “(31)” device positioned external to a levitation membrane “(11)”. Assembly “(42)” levitates heavy loads upon a near frictionless pressurized fluid, and also sweeps aside potentially membrane destructive debris “(25)” from a floor “(27)” in the path of movement. The external debris scraper “(31)” function does not noticeably increase movement friction, and does not require increased power air flow or consumption.
Abstract: An invention (58) for attachment to a near frictionless fluid levitated transporter includes a guide wheel (18) integrated with a ground rubbing brake (20). Invention (58) both guides and stops transporter movement.
Abstract: An assembly (72) including a brake (70), or a brake with guide wheel (69) combination centrally integrated within a levitating fluid caster. Assembly (72) levitates heavy loads upon a near frictionless pressurized fluid, and also controls stopping or guiding movement of loads.
Abstract: Digital X-ray imaging system 10 automatically provides an enhanced digital display image 10D from a digital camera image 10C showing internal structure 10S of interest within subject 11S. Calibrated radiation attenuators 10A placed near the subject appear in the camera image and in the display image. X-ray source 10X generates X-ray radiations which are attenuated within the calibrated attenuators to provide calibrated attenuations. The X-ray radiations are also differentially attenuated within the interior of the subject to reveal internal structure therein. Digital X-ray camera 11C detects the calibrated radiations to form the camera image of the calibrated greyscale levels. The camera also detects the differentially attenuated radiations to provide the camera image of internal structure of the subject. Each calibrated attenuator appears in the camera image as a collection of adjacent camera pixels exhibiting one of the plurality of calibrated greyscale levels within the camera greyscale.
Abstract: System 10 (shown in FIG. 1A) provides highlighting for a command entry within a menu of command entries displayed on monitor 10M. In menu 12 of entry options 12A-E (shown in FIG. 1B), entry 12C is highlight enlarged. Structure library 10S contains a collection of visible display structures available in memory for forming the displayed command entries. Each visible display structure is defined by a cluster of attributes available in the memory of structure library 10S. Attribute morphing functions in association with at least some of the attributes are available for morphing the attributes from a pre-morphic visible state to a different post-morphic visible state inorder to highlight one of the command entries. The attribute morphing functions may be stored in structure library 10S together with the associated attributes (as shown in the Figure table), or stored separately in memory in morphing function library 10F.
Abstract: XY position digitizer 10 has an X send substrate 11X with an associated X receive substrate 12X, and a Y send substrate 11Y with an associated Y receive substrate 12Y, defining free space region 10F therebetween. Send waveguides 13X are embedded in the X send substrate and send waveguides 13Y are embedded in the Y send substrate. The send waveguides sends an array of send light beams 15X across the free space region to the X receive substrate. The send waveguides likewise sends an array of send light beams 15Y across the free space region to the Y receive substrate. Receive waveguides 16X are embedded in the X receive substrate and receive waveguides 16Y are embedded in the Y receive substrate in correspondence with the X and Y send waveguides. Each receive waveguide receives at least a portion of the light beam from the corresponding send waveguide. An array of X send optical systems 18X are embedded in the X send substrate.
Abstract: Transformation system 10A transforms target data from data base 11B into target' data by the execution of transform functions on the target data. Transform register 13 stores transformation UIDs (target UIDs and function UIDs and target' UIDs) for providing UID transformation instructions to effect the transformation of target data into target' data. The transform register has target column of rows 13T which store target UIDs identifying target data to be transformed. The transform register also has function column of rows 13F which store function UIDs. The function UID identifies a transform function for execution on the target data identified by the target UID stored in the target column along the same row as the function UID. The transform register also has a target' column of rows 13T' which store target' UIDs. The target' UID identifies target' data transformed from the target data by the execution of the transform function identified by UIDs stored along the same row as the target' UID.
Abstract: A pixel matrix printer 10 scales a pixel input image into a dot matrix output image printed on paper 10R by selectively depositing discrete pixel toner units onto the paper. A toner source array 12A carried by mounting head 12H is responsive to the input image to selectively deposit the discrete toner units. The toner source array has N uniformly spaced toner sources extending along an array axis which forms a known cant relative to the advance direction. A pixel scanner mechanism provides a scanning relative motion between the toner source array and the paper along the scan direction. Each scan cycle forms a raster of N matrix rows as the toner units are deposited. Successive cycles form successive rasters in registration with the paper advance collectively forming the output image on paper 10R. A raster advance mechanism provides advance relative motion between the toner source array and the paper along the advance direction.
Abstract: Document distribution system 10 receives user record documents 10R containing record data 10D for distribution and storage throughout a user network 10N. Controller 10C controls the operation of the document distribution system. A transmittal sheet 10T carrying transmittal symbol accompanies each record document for directing the distribution. Document scanner 10S has a document port 10P for receiving the user documents and transmittal sheets. The document scanner is responsive to the controller for scanning the transmittal symbols on the transmittal sheet and the record data on the documents. The scanner provides an electronic pixel image of the record data for distribution and storage throughout the user network. The scanner also provides a pixel image of the transmittal symbols for directing the distribution and storage. Controller display 12 is responsive to the controller for displaying operational information about the document distribution system to the user.
Abstract: Task order system 10 processes task orders through processing conditions, and dispatches the task orders concerning user record documents throughout user network 10N. Task order 10T is carried on an input medium suitable for scanning such as ordinary paper, and specifies both the dispatch task and the record document The task order contains process codes 10P and dispatch images 10D. Scanner 10S receives the input medium and scans the task order thereon to obtain pixel images of the process codes and dispatch images. Process code detector 12D detects the process codes which initiate the processing of the task order. Dispatch decoder 14D receives the pixel images from the scanner for decoding the dispatch images to provide dispatch codes. Dispatcher 16D is responsive to the dispatch codes for dispatching the task order throughout the user network.
Abstract: A system of data storage tables (10A) include an extendable subject table (12) for storing subject UID entries, and an extendable element table (16) for storing UID element entries and aggregate UID entries and role UID entries. The UIDs stored in the tables specify relationships between the UIDs, and collectively define a tangle (10B) of connecting paths. The tangle spreads out between subject nodes corresponding to subject UIDs, and aggregation nodes corresponding to aggregate UIDs, and role nodes corresponding to role UIDs. Each subject node and aggregation node and role node is path connected through the tangle to other subject UIDs and aggregate UIDs and role UIDs defining the relationship between the UIDs in the tables.
Abstract: An input carrier sheet 12C for document distribution system 10 carries input symbols hand entered by the user into pre-existing constraint grids 12. The constraint grids may be printed in continuous tone or halftone. The print only partially covers the underlying carrier, permitting the exposed carrier to reflect light. The grids have sufficient pigment to be visible to the user, but insufficient pigment to form foreground pixels along with the hand-entered stroke when detected during the scanning. The signal (symbol)-to-noise (carrier) ratio is enhanced by reducing the pigment content of the constraint grids which increases the reflectivity of the grids. The S/N may be further enhanced by placing the strokes of the hand-entered symbols on top of the grid which occults some of the grid pigment. The S/N is further enhanced by highly reflective brightening agents in the grid print, and by aperture effect during scanning.
Abstract: Computer apparatus 10 receives add-on electronic module 12 for installation into the computer apparatus. The add-on module has first end 12A and second end 12B with electrical contacts 12C therebetween for interfacing with the computer apparatus. Elongated electrical connector 14 mounted on the mother board, has first end 14A and second end 14B corresponding to the first end and second end of the add-on module. The electrical connector defines a module site within the computer apparatus for receiving the add-on module. The electrical connector has electrical contacts 14C between the ends thereof for electrically contacting corresponding electrical contacts 12C on the add-on module. First pivot base 16A secured to the mother board proximate the first end of the electrical connector defines first pivot axis 17A. Second pivot base 16B proximate the second end of the electrical connector defines second pivot axis 17B.