Abstract: A method of preparing a surface-treated cellulosic substrate, the method comprising applying a surface treatment composition to a cellulosic substrate, the composition being prepared by a method comprising the steps of introducing a source of boron, a crosslinking di-aldehyde, and a blocking agent to form a crosslinking composition; introducing the crosslinking solution with starch and optionally pigments and/or optionally polymeric particles to form the composition.
Abstract: A miniature surface-mount electronic component which can ensure sufficient impact resistance and vibration resistance especially in an application to a severe use environment such as a vehicle-mounted coil, by putting some contrivance into a method for fixing a coil in a molding process and a method for holding a core and terminals. A miniature surface-mount electronic component including a bar-shaped core 2 on which a winding wire 3 is wound, and metal plates 5, with an outer casing 7 made of an insulating resin molded, includes flanges 2b substantially quadrangular in section at both ends of the bar-shaped core 2, and vertical grooves a and b are provided on side surfaces of the flanges 2b of the bar-shaped core 2 as fixing portions for preventing positional displacement occurring when the outer casing 7 is molded.
Abstract: A water repellent slide fastener includes a pair of zipper tapes (25, 26), to which are secured fastening elements (21, 22) which are unfastenable and fastenable through the intermediary of a zipper slide (30), said zipper tapes (25, 26) being water repellent. One zipper tape (25) extends, in the form of an extension (25X), over the other zipper tape (26) to overlap a part of the other zipper tape (26).
Abstract: A method and related system for enabling receipt and storage of data by an operator from at least two types of transmitters, is disclosed. The method includes designating a number of records in a memory array; sub-dividing the memory array into at least two groups, wherein each group is associated with a specific type of transmitter. The method concludes by determining whether one of the number of records is available for writing of data to a specific one of the transmitters.
Abstract: A tire inflation and handling assistance device provides an adequately stabilized and supported vertical tire support member having a hub engagement and stop structure which can be pivoted from a first generally horizontal, stable position to a stable angled position from about 50 to 75 degrees and more preferably over a range of from about 55 to 70 degrees from the horizontal to enable an uninflated hub and tire assembly to be tilted to a position engaging the tire support member and to facilitate sealing engagement in forming an inflated hub and tire assembly. The angle utilized may be dependent upon the shape and extent of engagement of the hub engagement and stop structure.
Abstract: A motorized barrier operator system is disclosed that is adaptable to different safety configurations. The system is provided with a default configuration that may be changed upon detection of an optional safety configuration by the operator system. The changeover may be accomplished by actuation of a program button upon system power-up or in conjunction with program button actuation and the presence or absence of a jumper associated with a controller of the operator system.
Abstract: A hedge cutter having at least two cutting bars, movable relatively of each other and the cutting bars each have cutting edges, at least a part of which are provided with denticulations. Preferably, the cutting edge of each cutting bar is inclined at an angle running obliquely outwardly from the surface of each cutting bar with a cutting angle between substantially 30° and 50°. The opposed cutting teeth of the cutting bars may be arranged symmetrically, asymmetrically or anti-symmetrically.
Abstract: A device for generating metal ions in an electrolyte. The device comprises a bar of metal that is electrically charged as an anode, surrounded by a tube of stainless steel, which is electrically charged as a cathode. The tube is affixed to a plastic housing that is installed in a conduit carrying an electrolyte. The electrical requirements are supplied by converting AC current to DC current supplying the appropriate voltage and amperage to ionize the specific metal being used.
Abstract: A sectional door (10) and an assembly method for attaching a component (40, 41, 90) to a panel (11) of the sectional door (10) including the steps of fabricating a panel (11) for the sectional door (10), preparing a component (40, 41, 90) for attachment to the panel (11), dispensing a first adhesive (71, 72) on a surface where the panel (11) and the component (40, 41, 90) are to be joined, locating the panel (11) and the component (40, 41, 90) in a predetermined relative attachment position, and dispensing a second adhesive (71, 72) along at least one surface where the panel (11) and the component (40, 41, 90) abut.
Abstract: A bypass discharge motor assembly with improved noise reduction includes a motor assembly having a rotatable shaft. A working air fan assembly and a cooling fan are rotated by the shaft. A cooling fan housing is coupled to the motor assembly and partially encloses the cooling fan. The cooling fan housing has at least one radial air entry part for radially receiving cooling air drawn into the housing by the cooling fan.
Abstract: A method of enhancing the appearance of predetermined objects in a graphic display, rendered by a computing engine, includes a step of determining the system limitations of the computing engine for displaying an object in the form of a group of pixels, wherein the group of pixels distorts representation of the object at a distant range within the graphic display. The method also includes the steps of constructing a base model of the object viewable at a normal range within the graphic display, constructing at least one enhanced model of the object to provide a first set of attributes to the group of pixels to compensate for the distortions of the object at the distant range within the graphic display, and storing the base model and at least one enhanced model in an image database. These “intelligent models” are then used in a simulation program.
Abstract: The present invention is directed to derivatized polycarboxylate dispersants for cementitious mixtures, including those mixtures with high percentages of pozzolan cement replacement and dry cast applications. In particular, the invention is directed to a cementitious mixture comprising cement, including cements with high percentages of pozzolan cement replacement, water, coarse aggregate, fine aggregate, and including a dispersant, wherein said dispersant is a derivatized polycarboxylate dispersant, or combination of polycarboxylate dispersants, which is a derivatized polymer comprising a backbone having moieties derived from (a) an unsaturated hydrocarbon; (b) at least one of a substituted carboxylic acid monomer, a substituted ethylenically unsaturated monomer, and maleic anhydride; and (c) optionally including an N-polyoxyalkylene succinimide; and wherein derivative moieties are pendant to the backbone monomer by at least one ester linkage and at least one amide linkage.
December 16, 1998
Date of Patent:
October 30, 2001
MBT Holding AG
Thomas M. Vickers, Jr., Rainer Packe-Wirth, Jeffrey R. Bury, Jesse Osborne, Runhai Lu, John Moreau, Lynn E. Brower, Samy M. Shendy, John Pickett
Abstract: A cell for the electronic attenuation of light suitable for use in eyewear includes spaced substrates coated with a conducting layer, and preferably a passivation layer and an alignment layer. Disposed between the substrates is a guest-host solution comprising a host material and a light-absorbing dichroic dye guest. A power circuit is provided with a power supply connected to the conducting layers. Adjustment of the power supply alters the orientation of the host material which in turn alters the orientation of the dichroic dye. Light is absorbed by the dichroic dye, depending upon its orientation without the need for polarizers.
June 24, 1998
Date of Patent:
May 29, 2001
Peter Palffy-Muhoray, Tamas Kosa, Bahman Taheri
Abstract: A locking member (20) for use with a worm-drive hose clip having a strap (15) of encircling an article to be clamped is arranged for slidable mounting on the main part (15) of the strap. When so mounted, the free end (17) of the strap may be entered into the locking member (20) which has a retaining portion (27) adapted to lie against the inwardly directed face of the strap so as to be clamped between the strap (15) and an article (28), on tightening of the clip around the article. The locking member (20) also has a catch member (23) which engages one of the worm-drive abutments (18) on the free end (17) of the strap so that once the clip is tightened, the catch member (23) resists withdrawal of the free end (17) from the locking member (20).
Abstract: A high voltage electric switch includes an insulated housing with an opening therethrough and an interior surface. The housing has an upper open end and a lower open end. A conductive upper terminal pad has a downwardly extending bar, wherein the upper terminal pad encloses the upper open end. A vacuum interrupter has a stationary stem that is electrically connected to the bar, and a moving stem extending in a direction opposite the stationary stem. A dielectric material is permanently bonded to at least a portion of the vacuum interrupter and substantially fills any voids between the vacuum interrupter and the interior surface. The dielectric material and the vacuum interrupter are selectively removable from the housing when the upper terminal pad is removed. A moving end assembly is connected to the moving stem and includes a highly conductive outer sleeve which receives a high strength inner sleeve having a cross-hole therethrough.
Abstract: A filing system based on an alpha numeric system in which the numeric portion is based upon birth dates and the alphabetic portion on the names of the individuals within the filing system. A label has color coded areas thereon corresponding to the birth date of an individual, and a color coded label designating the initial of the last name of the individual. A second label bears the individual name. The labels are placed upon a file folder which is then placed into a filing system broken into main sets and subsets. The main sets are arranged chronologically according to the date, while the subsets within each set are arranged alphabetically as a function of the individual's surname.