Abstract: An improved sock wherein moisture distribution, wicking, evaporation and other phases of control are all managed by the sock construction. The moisture management sock has a toe portion knit of predominantly of hydrophilic yarn; a heel portion knit of predominantly of hydrophilic yarn; and alternating rings of hydrophobic and hydrophilic yarn located between said toe portion and said heel portion. Moisture absorbed from the wearer's foot by the hydrophilic yarn is transferred by wicking action into the hydrophobic rings and then to the leg portion to be evaporated therefrom.
Abstract: An "all terrain" scooter is provided with a large central tubular chassis having two central brackets supporting a platform. At the front, the tubular chassis bends upward through a notch in the platform upwardly above the front wheel to support a steering head tube. The steering head tube supports a cantilevered steering wheel support. This cantilevered wheel support includes a shaft mounting stub and includes mounted disc brake calipers. A removable axle shaft keys to the cantilevered steering wheel support at one end, supports the wheel medially of its cantilevered end, and fastens through the wheel bearings on a wheel bearing retention bolt to firmly hold the steered wheel in place. Facilitated wheel mounting is disclosed by placing steering wheel into position with the attached brake disc in the brake calipers, inserting the axle member through the axle support stub shaft and fastening the steered front wheel in place with the wheel shaft retention bolt.
Abstract: A method for automatically locating a predetermined target class of objects in a video image stream, comprising the steps of determining typical colors found in objects of the predetermined target class, detecting a moving area in the video image stream, determining the colors in the moving area, and determining whether the moving area contains colors similar to the predetermined target class typical colors. Additionally the method allows tracking of such located target objects in subsequent frames of the video image stream based upon the colors in the target objects.