Abstract: Gas containing particles or droplets flowing continuously through a microphone is perturbed by sound waves. Sound-induced localized pressure changes in the gas are measured by detecting variations in gas opacity with an optical transducer disposed transverse to the flow direction.
Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system and method for optimizing the dynamics and energy usage of long vehicles such as freight trains by determining their operating conditions and calculating an optimal sequence of power and braking control actions. The sequence calculated provides for optimal vehicle dynamic behaviour with minimum energy usage in accordance with the train type, track topography and train operation rules and policies. The method and system serves as a management tool for the driver and reference signals for a train cruise control or autopilot system.
May 7, 2004
Date of Patent:
April 15, 2008
Central Queensland University, Queensland Railways
Abstract: With a method and a device for producing a helper signal for determining the point in time for a defibrillation or a cardiac massage given a cardiac arrest, the value (W) of the blood flow (B) into the head of the patient affected by the heart malfunctioning is used in order on the one hand to determine the necessity for activating the reanimation impulse (current shock/cardiac massage) and in order on the other hand to indicate whether the blood supply of the brain is sufficient.
In order to be able to quickly lay the arrangement for measuring the blood flow onto the carotid artery, the measuring arrangement (10) consists of a multidude of individual flow measuring units (11, 11′) arranged next to one another.
Abstract: Adverse inflammatory reactions can be treated by administrating to an organism a composition having diglucosylamine as the active ingredient. The preferred compound is di-Beta-D-glucopyranosylamine. A simple method for making diglucosylamine in high purity is obtained by reacting glucose, a nitrogen containing base, and either methanol or ethanol to form the diglucosylamine and then recovering the diglucosylamine preferably with the use of charcoal. The preferred diglucosylamine, di-Beta-D-glucopyranosylamine, has extraordinary anti-inflammatory activity. It can be formulated with a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier to make pharmaceutical compositions which are effective in treating inflammations. This pharmaceutical composition can also be used to treat adverse inflammatory reactions that are the result of the disruptions of a dynamic network of cellular mechanisms in organisms.
Abstract: ADSS cable is laid out a length of cable along an aerial route defined by a series of poles, and loops of surplus cable are formed at occasional poles. The cable is raised to a predetermined installation height at each pole, where two dead-ends secure the ends of the loop so that the loop is substantially free of tension. The center of the loop is raised and secured to the pole, thus forming two bights in the loop. A bend radius protector is installed in each of the bights to protect the cable from bending damage. Each bend radius protector is suspended from a cable protecting device placed over the taut cable, so that the cable is not damaged.
Abstract: Methods and apparatus for authentication of postage indicia are disclosed. A secret key is read from store and modified in dependence upon postage data to be printed in a postage indicium. The modified key is then utilized to generate an authentication code dependent upon the postage data to be printed. Authentication of the indicium is effected by reading the authentication code and postage data from the printed indicium and repeating the process of generating an authentication code. The generated authentication code is compared with the authentication code read from the indicium. A control code based on a value in an accounting register may be included in the indicium. The value may be a value of postage dispensed in a determined expired period.
Abstract: For fibrillating a continuously conveyed, textile sheet material (3) a fluid under high pressure is delivered through a wide-slot nozzle (6) as a continuous fluid curtain (14) onto the sheet material (3). With this gentle way of fibrillating all types of fabrics may be fibrillated, in particular also light materials. The wide-slot nozzle (6) can be manufactured simply and inexpensively.
Abstract: An arrangement for measuring the blood flow from a multitude of individual flow measuring units (11, 11′) arranged next to one another. The multitude of individual flow measuring units arranged next to one another permit a quick placing on of the measuring arrangement. Independently of the exact location on the human body on which the measuring arrangement is placed, always one artery, in particular the carotid artery lies neighbouring at least one of the flow measuring units.
Abstract: Semiconductor wafers are glued onto a carrier foil which is stretched across a frame. Instead of restretching the carrier foil directly at a processing machine, the foil is restretched on an adapter frame which can be stored and then later manipulated in the processing machine. The adapter frame includes a clamping ring, a base ring, and a threaded ring which secures the carrier foil.
Abstract: This invention provides a system that utilizes the magnetic properties of specific materials to provide an authentication and/or authorization function. The system consists of two parts. The first is a marker that contains a magnetic material with spectral magnetic properties and is attached to the item that is to be authenticated or is to be part of a subsequent information transfer process requiring authorization. The second is a reader. The reader contains a transmitter that generates the electromagnetic search field and energizes the magnetic material and a receiver that analyzes the signal produced by the resulting interaction with the magnetic material and gives a go/no go decision based upon a match with stored information. The reader employs a feedback control system to stabilize the measurement environment, thereby producing accurate, high quality results.
Abstract: The connection element (1) is preferably provided with two retaining collars (5, 5′) which enclose the connection sections (2, 2′) which do the holding together. The retaining collars are releasably connected to one another or held against one another by way of fastening elements, preferably screw bolts (6). Each retaining collar consists of at least two segments (9a, 9b). With this the fastening elements have additionally also still the function of holding together the two segments. For releasing the connection at least one of the segments can be pivoted open.
Abstract: An insert-rack plug connection can be created between at least one sleeve portion (2) on a relatively fixed-position mother board (3) and at least one plug portion (4) on a relatively mobile daughter board (5). With that, the plug arrangement comprises a plug housing (6) mounted to displace axially on the daughter board and possessing a plug ferrule (7) mounted under preloaded axial spring tension. In addition, engagement means (8) for engagement of the plug housing into an engagement position in the sleeve portion are provided on the plug housing. In the insertion direction (x), the plug housing (6) is supported either directly of indirectly on a spring-action thrust element (9), the spring force of said thrust element maintaining the support until the engagement position has been reached, and subsequently automatically releasing said support on continued thrust movement.
Abstract: Isolated and purified envelope protein of HTLV-I is provided devoid of non-envelope protein of HTLV-I and having substantially the same conformation as the envelope protein in native HTLV-I. The protein is produced recombinantly using a dual vaccinia/T7 polymerase system. Non-glycosylated and glycosylated forms of the protein are produced. Glycosylated forms are recognized by antibodies specific for the envelope protein of HTLV-I. Monoclonal antibodies are provided which are specific for the HTLV-I envelope protein and non-binding to HTLV-I envelope protein in denatured form. The HTLV-I envelope protein is cross-reactive with antibodies of HTLV-II and STLV. The envelope protein is useful in diagnosis of infection by HTLV-I and HTLV-II.
September 30, 1999
Date of Patent:
August 7, 2001
Gregory A. Dekaban, Jacqueline Arp, Steven Kok Hing Foung
Abstract: An antenna, particularly for use in VHF radio reception in a vehicle, is disclosed. The antenna is formed from an array of conductors which may constitute a window heating arrangement. The array has a receiving zone which is isolated from its surroundings by resonant isolating zones. These may be formed by interconnecting adjacent-heating elements which may be at a distance of 0.25&lgr; of the wavelength (or multiple thereof) of the signal to be received from a real or virtual low-impedance connection to the vehicle structure.
Abstract: A lift truck vehicle (F) with a lift device (4) which comprises a positioning device (6) which is inclined with respect to the vertical. The positioning device (6) serves the setting up of the carrier fork (5) (or related device) independently of the lift device (4). The positioning device (6) is arranged over the front axle (9a) of the vehicle (F). The lift mast (3) is mounted laterally displaced behind the front axle (9a). The invention thus achieves optimal viewing conditions, particularly on loading the carrier fork (5) at half the height, and simultaneously an improved position of the center of gravity of the vehicle (F).
Abstract: An apparatus (21) which measures the arterial blood pressure at the human wrist (1) is provided with a cuff (22) having a shape adapted to be placed in a predetermined position around the wrist (1). The cuff (22) has one or two inflatable measuring bladders (23a, 23b). The bladders (23a, 23b) are arranged and have a size in such a way that each bladder (23a, 23b) covers only one of either the radial (2) and the ulnar (3) artery.
Abstract: A roofing system designed to protect roof construction workers from falls includes a strong nonmetallic mesh placed over an array of purlins, and secured to the periphery of the roof by a series of metal straps which plastically deform individually under large loads to absorb energy.