Abstract: A flashlight mounting system for a helmet of the type used by firefighters. The system has a light holder which is engageable with an adaptor on or secured to a helmet. A coupling is adjustable relative to the holder at engaging teeth and grooves to adjust the light and the path of the light beam. The adaptor and holder may be manually disengaged to change the orientation of the light or to allow the user to manually use the light and reattach the light in the original position without removing the helmet in dangerous environments and other environments. Inserts may be provided to adopt the light-receiving section to various styles, types and shapes of flashlights. The system allows the user to quickly adjust the flashlight and also allows the use of the light and holder with different helmets.
April 13, 2010
Date of Patent:
January 8, 2013
Christopher McCorkle, Christopher M. Stalzer, Thomas P. Muday
Abstract: An electronic payment method and system between a seller and a buyer to purchase a good providing a dynamic allocation to the seller of predefined SMS numbers and predefined SMS messages is provided. Furthermore, an associated system to carry out an electronic payment over a public network between a seller and a buyer is also provided.
Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a body, a casing, and a resilient element. The casing accommodates the body such that the body can slide within the casing. The casing has an opening through which an electrical connection unit connected to the body protracts out of, or retracts into, the casing. The resilient element has an end connected to the casing and another end abutting against the body. The resilient element exerts a resilient restoring force upon the body in response to the sliding of the body. The casing has a stop structure configured to operate in conjunction with an engagement structure of the body and thereby limit the range of the sliding of the body. The engagement structure can be disengaged from the stop structure to separate the body from the casing. Accordingly, the portable electronic device has multiple uses, namely quick maintenance, easy assembly, body protection, and automatic accommodation.
Abstract: A transmitter (50) includes a nonlinear predistorter (58) having two instances of an inverting transform (106, 106?) that may be implemented in a look-up table (122) and that implements a transform which is the inverse of an average terms component (96) of a nonlinear transform model (94) for an amplifier (70). The look-up table (122) may be updated using a continuous process control loop that avoids Cartesian to polar coordinate conversions. One of the two instances of the inverting transform (106) is cascaded with a non-inversing transform (108) within a residual cancellation section (110) of the predistorter (58). The non-inversing transform (108) implements a transform which is an estimate of a deviation terms component (98) of the nonlinear transform model (94). The residual cancellation section (110) produces a weak signal that replaces an unwanted residual term in an amplified communication signal (76) with a much weaker residual term.
August 20, 2010
Date of Patent:
January 8, 2013
Ronald Duane McCallister, Eric M. Brombaugh
Abstract: A splitter device includes a first splitter comprising an input leg coupled to a provider content input port, a first output leg, and a second output leg. The provider content input port is configured to receive a downstream-propagating provider bandwidth. The splitter device further includes a first conductive path coupled to the first output leg of the first splitter, and a second conductive path coupled to the second output leg of the first splitter. The splitter device further includes a second splitter having an input leg coupled to a first home network bandwidth, a first output leg coupled to the first conductive path, and a second output leg. The splitter device further includes a third splitter having an input leg coupled to a second home network bandwidth, a first output leg coupled to the second conductive path, and a second output leg. The splitter device further includes a bridge circuit operatively coupled between the first conductive path and the second conductive path.
Abstract: A coaxial cable connector includes a connector body and a post member disposed within the connector body. A coupling nut is threadingly attached to the post member wherein a flanged portion of the post member provides an axial biasing force with regard to an attached interface port. In one version, the flanged portion is slotted.
Abstract: A multi-conductor cable connector comprising a connector engagement portion including: a rotatable outer housing, a threaded insert radially disposed within the outer housing, wherein the threaded insert has a slot therethrough, a key feature integral with the rotatable outer housing, the key feature configured to fit within the slot of the threaded insert, and a plurality of electrical contacts, wherein rotational movement of the rotatable housing is translated to axial movement of the threaded insert to securably engage a matingly corresponding multi-conductor cable connector. A multi-conductor cable connection pair is also provided. Furthermore, an associated method is also provided.
Abstract: A key fob with a retractable key blank is provided. The present invention includes a housing having a first portion and a second portion coupled together. The housing includes an aperture formed between the first and second portions on an end of the housing. The aperture allows for a key blade to slide therethrough. The present invention further includes a key blank having a base portion and a blade portion, wherein the base portion is coupled to an activation mechanism and the blade extends from the base portion. The base portion is slideable within the housing and retained at all times within the housing. The blade portion slides out and in the housing in response to operation of the activation mechanism. The blade portion slides between an extended portion and a refracted position. The key blank is cuttable while coupled to the housing.
Abstract: A connector used in coaxial cable communication applications, and more specifically to coaxial connectors having features for sealing against environmental contaminants, facilitating effective attachment to a corresponding interface port, and improving the efficiency of structures and processes for attaching the connectors to coaxial cables. Furthermore, an associated method is also provided.
March 25, 2011
Date of Patent:
January 1, 2013
John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
Jeremy Amidon, Brian K. Hanson, Noah Montena, Eric Purdy
Abstract: A multi-level data encoding system is provided that is operable on a computer. The encoding system includes a data input device adapted to input a data set and store the data set in a database. The system further includes an encoder adapted to encode the data set and separate the encoded data set into two files, wherein each character of the data set comprises a unique electronic footprint. Additionally, the system includes a data field adapted to organize the encoded data set for proper decoding, a master file comprising one file of the encoded data set and an overlay file comprising the other file of the encoded data set. The system also includes a decoder adapted to align the overlay file onto the master file to decode the encoded data set.
Abstract: An electric instrument music control device is provided having at least two multi-axis position sensors. One sensor is a reference multi-axis position sensor having at least one axis held in a fixed position. Another sensor is a moveable multi-axis position sensor rotatable about at least one axis corresponding to the at least one axis of the reference multi-axis position sensor. The electric music control device also includes a processor in communication with both the reference multi-axis position sensor and the moveable multi-axis position sensor. The processor calculates an angular difference in response to receiving the angular position of the at least one axis of the reference multi-axis position sensor and the angular position of the at least one axis of the moveable multi-axis position sensor. The angular difference correlates to a music effect of an electric instrument.
Abstract: A connector having a nut-body continuity element is provided, wherein the nut-body continuity element electrically couples a nut and a connector body, thereby establishing electrical continuity between the nut and the connector body. Furthermore, the nut-body continuity element facilitates grounding through the connector, and renders an electromagnetic shield preventing ingress of unwanted environmental noise.
Abstract: A female equipment port a first portion having a first diameter, a second portion having a second diameter and a threaded portion, a base portion structurally integral with the first portion and the second portion, wherein the first portion axially extends from the base portion, a transition portion axially separating the first portion and the second portion, wherein the first diameter is greater than the second diameter, wherein the first portion, the second portion, and the transition portion are configured to engage portions of a seal member of a cable connector to form a plurality of environmental seals is provided. Associated methods are also provided.
Abstract: The invention relates to a measuring arrangement for an optical spectrometer, in particular a photon density wave spectrometer, having a measuring chamber, which can be loaded with a sample to be measured, and a coupling-in/coupling-out device which is configured to receive excitation light from a light source and couple it into the sample to be measured in the measuring chamber and to receive measuring light formed in the sample to be measured on account of the excitation light which has been coupled in and to emit said measuring light to a detection device, wherein the coupling-in/coupling-out device has an optical switching device and a plurality of light guide elements which couple to the latter, have a respective optical waveguide and can be connected according to at least one selectable measuring configuration using the optical switching device in order to couple in the excitation light and receive the measuring light according to the at least one selectable measuring configuration, and wherein outputs
Abstract: A method for forming a conductive elastomer by applying or spray coating a conductive paste onto an elastomeric substrate using a reactive top coat to thin the conductive paste prior to spraying onto the substrate. The use of a reactive topcoat to thin the conductive paste avoids the need for hazardous volatile organic components as solvents to thin the conduct paste and improves the bonding of the conductive paste to the elastomeric substrate once the spray coating is cured.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for capturing, sharing, annotating, archiving, and reviewing phone calls and related computer video output in a computer document format. The system creates a portable, transferable computer file recording of a phone call & computer video (“phone voice recording,” or “PVD”) that contains attached data to help identify, sort, and archive the file while maintaining the integrity of the file. Another aspect of the invention includes a method of using the system comprising initiating a phone call between two parties; beginning a recording of the call and initiating a PVD for the recording; and terminating the call and creating the PVD for the call. Another aspect of the invention includes a method of accessing a PVD by a user, reviewing and/or modifying the PVD, capturing the modified PVD, and sharing the PVD with another user.
Abstract: A contact assembly for connecting a cable connector to a tubular center conductor of a coaxial cable includes a contact pin, a core insert, and a guided insert. The contact pin includes a proximal end, an opposing distal end, and an intermediate segment therebetween. The contact pin defines a first internal cavity on the proximal end having an inner diameter. The contact pin further includes a central bore extending from the first internal cavity into the intermediate segment. The core insert includes a proximal end, an opposing distal end, and a support section therebetween. The support section includes an axial section having a diameter greater than the distal end, and the distal end is configured for coupling with the central bore of the contact pin. The guided insert includes a body having a proximal end, an opposing distal end, and defines a central cavity at least on the distal end. The central cavity has an inner diameter smaller than the diameter of the core insert support section.
Abstract: A maintenance method and system is provided. The method includes providing a device comprising a thru state switch and condition circuits. The device is permanently connected between a feed system and an antenna. The device receives a first control signal and disables a connection between the analyzer and the antenna. The device receives additional control signals and enables conditions. The device generates altered responses of the feed system. The altered responses are associated with the conditions. The altered responses are used to normalize an analyzer and the feed system or troubleshoot a communication system.