Abstract: A patient transfer device for facilitating the movement of physically impaired patients from one location to an adjacent location. The device includes a base plate and a patient support plate. The patient support plate rotates with respect to the base plate to enable the transfer of an impaired patient from one location to an adjacent location or from one position to another. A foot restraining device is provided to hold the patient's feet in place on the patient support plate. A knee support structure is provided for supporting the weight of the patient as the transfer takes place.
Abstract: An apparatus for processing nuts and fruits, and more specifically, to a mobile apparatus that picks-up fruits and nuts, and similar products from the ground and conditions them, in bulk. The mobile apparatus conditions the fruits and nuts by removing debris with a combination of a belted conveyor and a high volume fan. The plenum of the apparatus is sized to achieve a constant velocity of air throughout the portions of the plenum in contact with the product, providing a constant suction to prevent the entrainment of product into the dust collection system. The processing apparatus can be utilized in a conditioner that picks-up and processes the product and then returns the cleaned and conditioned product to the floor of the orchard or grove. The processing apparatus can also be utilized in a harvester that picks-up and processes the product and then stores the product temporarily in a bin.
September 8, 2006
Date of Patent:
August 19, 2008
Jonathan J. Flora, Douglas W. Flora, Adam L. Benedict, Pierre J. de Wet
Abstract: A scalpel guide system for any bladed surgical instrument. A pair of wire guides attach to a scalpel, for controlled travel of the scalpel along the wire. The wire guides of the scalpel guiding system are especially useful as an enhancement to the “Seldinger technique,” a common surgical procedure employed for the percutaneous placement of elongated, tubular devices, with the aid of a guidewire or a wire. The scalpel can be any knife-like surgical device, conventionally including a blade attached to a handle. The scalpel guiding system preferably includes a pair of wire guides, each extending from the blade of the scalpel, or alternatively the handle of the scalpel. The scalpel can be disposable, as can the blade, independent of the scalpel. The wire can be any guidewire or filament, as conventionally employed in surgical techniques that involve the insertion of such a wire or strand. The wire is engageable by the scalpel mounted pair of wire guides.
Abstract: A new and distinct apple tree named ‘Dalinip’ is disclosed. The new cultivar arose as a whole tree mutation of ‘Pinova.’ ‘Dalinip’ is notable for its intense striped coloration and early maturity as compared to its parent and to other known cultivars.
Abstract: A new and distinct Gala-type apple cultivar is disclosed. The new cultivar ‘Dalirail’ arose as a whole tree mutation of ‘Imperial Gala.’ ‘Dalirail’ is notable for its intense coloration and early maturity as compared to its parent and to other known Gala cultivars.
Abstract: A new and distinct apple variety is described. The variety results from a whole tree mutation of the variety ‘Sciearly’ (PP11,092). The fruit of the apple tree of this new variety has an attractive appearance characterized by intense red block colour, early harvest maturity, and large fruit size relative to other early season cultivars. The new variety is known by the denomination ‘CJ07’.
December 27, 2001
Date of Patent:
March 11, 2008
The Horticulture and Food Research Institute of New Zealand Ltd.
Abstract: A new orange tree (Citrus sinensis) named ‘M7’ is disclosed. ‘M7’ is a limb sport mutation of ‘Navelina 7.5’. ‘M7’ is notable for its high quality, uniformly globose fruit, which colors and matures very early as compared to its parent and to other known varieties.
Abstract: The ‘Red Topaz’ apple tree originated as a spontaneous limb sport mutation discovered on a ‘Topaz’ apple tree. ‘Red Topaz’ is distinguishable from its parent by its fruit. ‘Red Topaz’ has a solid red overcolor and matures about ten days earlier than ‘Topaz.
Abstract: A new apple tree named ‘Milwa’ is disclosed. The fruit of the new variety is particularly notable for its eating quality and distinctive appearance. The fruit is firm, crunchy, juicy and fully flavored, and takes on a distinctive luminous red coloration as it ripens on the tree. ‘Milwa’ apples maintain favorable texture and firmness during and after long term storage.
Abstract: ‘PremA280’ is a moderately vigorous ‘Gala’ type apple cultivar distinguished by its dark red fruit. The fruit of ‘PremA280’ matures a few days before ‘Royal Gala’ and is notable for its sweet flavor and crisp texture.
Abstract: A plum×cherry interspecific hybrid tree named ‘Nadia.’ The new selection is the result of a controlled cross of ‘Black Amber’ plum and ‘Supreme’ cherry, and is notable for its sweet, red fruit.
Abstract: A new apple tree named ‘Galaval’ is described. ‘Galaval’ is a mutation of ‘Galaxy’ selected for its interesting over color intensity. Fruit of ‘Galaval’ is distinguished from fruit of ‘Galaxy’ and other Gala-type varieties by its intense dark purple-brown skin over color with no defined stripes.