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1 USPP12287P2
Chrysanthemum plant named ‘Regal Yolompoc’
Publication/Patent Number: USPP12287P2 Publication Date: 2001-12-18 Application Number: 09/525,659 Filing Date: 2000-03-15 Inventor: Vandenberg, Cornelis P.   Assignee: Yoder Brothers, Inc.   IPC: A01H500 Abstract: A distinct cultivar of Chrysanthemum plant named ‘Regal Yolompoc’, characterized by its upright, outwardly spreading and uniformly mounded plant habit; freely branching, dense and full plants; dark green foliage; uniform flowering; early flowering, eight-week response time; very freely flowering with about eight inflorescences per lateral stem; daisy-type inflorescences that are about 6.3 cm in diameter; dark purple-colored ray florets and bright yellow disc florets; and excellent postproduction longevity with inflorescences and leaves maintaining good substance and color for about three weeks in an interior environment. A distinct cultivar of Chrysanthemum plant named ‘Regal Yolompoc’, characterized by its upright, outwardly spreading and uniformly mounded plant habit; freely branching, dense and full plants; dark green foliage; uniform flowering; early flowering, eight-week ...More ...Less
2 USPP12293P2
Begonia plant named ‘Bacchus’
Publication/Patent Number: USPP12293P2 Publication Date: 2001-12-18 Application Number: 09/320,926 Filing Date: 1999-05-27 Inventor: Koppe, Lubbertus H.   Assignee: Koppe Veredeling B.V.   IPC: A01H500 Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Begonia plant named ‘Bacchus’, characterized by its compact and freely branching plant habit; fully double intense red flowers that are about 6 to 8 cm in diameter; short peduncles and short pedicels; and excellent postproduction longevity. A new and distinct cultivar of Begonia plant named ‘Bacchus’, characterized by its compact and freely branching plant habit; fully double intense red flowers that are about 6 to 8 cm in diameter; short peduncles and short pedicels; and excellent postproduction ...More ...Less
3 USRE37476E1
Alpha blending palettized image data
Publication/Patent Number: USRE37476E1 Publication Date: 2001-12-18 Application Number: 09/538,666 Filing Date: 2000-03-28 Inventor: Gerber, Richard   Assignee: Intel Corporation   IPC: G06T500 Abstract: Palettized image data for two or more images, represented by color lookup table (CLUT) indices, are mapped to an index space. Blended pixels are generated from the pixels in the index space using alpha blending. The blended pixels are mapped back to CLUT indices to generate palettized blended image data. In a preferred embodiment, in which the CLUT is generated based on a characterized structure in YUV space, the CLUT indices are mapped to Y and UV indices in a YUV index space. The Y and UV indices are then used to generate three-coordinate blended pixels. The three-coordinate blended pixels are then mapped back to CLUT indices of a palettized blended image. Table lookups are used to generate the blended pixels from the Y and UV indices and to map the blended pixels back to CLUT indices. Palettized image data for two or more images, represented by color lookup table (CLUT) indices, are mapped to an index space. Blended pixels are generated from the pixels in the index space using alpha blending. The blended pixels are mapped back to CLUT indices to generate ...More ...Less
4 USRE37477E1
Integrated circuit protected against electrostatic discharges, with variable protection threshold
Publication/Patent Number: USRE37477E1 Publication Date: 2001-12-18 Application Number: 08/532,011 Filing Date: 1995-09-21 Inventor: Tailliet, Francois   Kowalski, Jacek   Assignee: SGS-Thomson Microelectronics, Inc.   IPC: H02H904 Abstract: To protect integrated circuits as efficiently as possible against electrostatic discharges, by putting a diode in avalanche mode without untimely triggering of this avalance mode by overvoltages of non-electrostatic origin, the following solution is proposed: through an insulated gate surrounding the cathode of the diode, the threshold for transition into avalanche mode of the diode is modified according to the slope of the overvoltages appearing at the terminal to be protected. The gate is connected to the terminal by an integrating circuit in such a way that the overvoltages are applied to the gate with a certain delay, inducing a potential difference between the cathode and the gate which is all the greater as the front of the overvoltage is steep. The avalanche triggering threshold is higher in the latter case than in the former one, and it is thus distinguish between overvoltages of diverse origins. To protect integrated circuits as efficiently as possible against electrostatic discharges, by putting a diode in avalanche mode without untimely triggering of this avalance mode by overvoltages of non-electrostatic origin, the following solution is proposed: through an ...More ...Less
5 US6330726B1
Gangway system
Publication/Patent Number: US6330726B1 Publication Date: 2001-12-18 Application Number: 09/506,964 Filing Date: 2000-02-18 Inventor: Hone, George Dean   West, Glen Orval   Beazer, Eric Peter   Assignee: FMC Corporation   IPC: E01D1904 Abstract: A bridge for the transfer of passengers between an elevated level of a terminal building has a vestibule attached to the terminal building. A first bridge unit extends from the vestibule to a rotunda assembly and is rotatably attached to the rotunda assembly and the vestibule. The rotunda assembly has an elevation system for changing the slope of the first bridge unit relative to the horizontal. A second bridge unit extends from the rotunda assembly and has a bubble attached at its outer end. The second bridge unit has telescoping sections and is movable vertically, telescopically and radially upon operation of a driving system connected at the outer end of the second bridge unit. A telescoping brow extends away from the second bridge unit. The slopes of the first bridge unit and the second bridge unit are controlled to be less than 12 percent with the bubble being movable over a wide range of locations and with a substantial range of vertical motion. A bridge for the transfer of passengers between an elevated level of a terminal building has a vestibule attached to the terminal building. A first bridge unit extends from the vestibule to a rotunda assembly and is rotatably attached to the rotunda assembly and the vestibule ...More ...Less
6 US6330730B1
Toothbrush
Publication/Patent Number: US6330730B1 Publication Date: 2001-12-18 Application Number: 09/124,266 Filing Date: 1998-07-29 Inventor: Davies, Richard Huw   Savill, Derek Guy   Jones, Paul   Assignee: Chesebrough-Pond's USA Co., division of Conopco, Inc.   IPC: A46B904 Abstract: A toothbrush incorporating an indicator comprising a pressure indicating material which provides an optical signal without the provision of a power supply. Preferably, the pressure sensitive material is a piezochromic material, such as a liquid crystal cholesterol ester.
7 US6330736B1
Buckle joint
Publication/Patent Number: US6330736B1 Publication Date: 2001-12-18 Application Number: 09/547,862 Filing Date: 2000-04-12 Inventor: Cheng, Koon-ming   Assignee: Ruey Yuan Co., Ltd.   IPC: A44B1125 Abstract: A buckle joint includes a clasp member, a catch member, a latch member, and an urging member. The clasp member has a stud with an outer periphery formed with an annular groove. The catch member has a first through-hole, a first tongue portion projecting into the first through-hole, and a recess. The stud projects into the first through-hole. The first tongue portion engages releasably the annular groove. The latch member is mounted slidably in the recess, and has a second tongue portion projecting into the first through-hole for engaging releasably the annular groove. The latch member is slidable into and out of the first through-hole from the recess between a locking position, in which the second tongue portion engages the annular groove, and an unlocking position, in which the second tongue portion disengages the annular groove. The urging member is mounted in the recess for urging the latch member to move to the locking position. A buckle joint includes a clasp member, a catch member, a latch member, and an urging member. The clasp member has a stud with an outer periphery formed with an annular groove. The catch member has a first through-hole, a first tongue portion projecting into the first ...More ...Less
8 US6330746B1
Method of determining the length of electric wires for use in constructing a wire harness, and method of constructing a wire harness
Publication/Patent Number: US6330746B1 Publication Date: 2001-12-18 Application Number: 09/337,486 Filing Date: 1999-06-21 Inventor: Uchiyama, Kenichi   Kurihara, Kiyokazu   Yuri, Hidetaka   Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.   IPC: H01R4300 Abstract: A method for determining lengths of electric wires to be used in constructing a wire harness takes into account curvature of the wires as the wires pass through a jig, an extent to which the ends of each wire extend into a connector housing, and a location of the cavity within the connector housing. Thus, the method helps avoid excess wire length exceeding a given tolerance. A method for determining lengths of electric wires to be used in constructing a wire harness takes into account curvature of the wires as the wires pass through a jig, an extent to which the ends of each wire extend into a connector housing, and a location of the cavity within ...More ...Less
9 US6330749B1
Adjustable safety utility knife with easily removable blade holder
Publication/Patent Number: US6330749B1 Publication Date: 2001-12-18 Application Number: 09/374,524 Filing Date: 1999-08-14 Inventor: Khachatoorian, Zareh   Qiu, Jian Ping   Assignee: Olympia Group, Inc.   IPC: B26B108 Abstract: An adjustable safety utility knife includes an elongated ergonomically shaped handle formed of two elongate shell members each having a peripheral edge and an outer generally convex surface and an inner generally concave surface. The shell members are fastened at the peripheral edges along a vertical parting plane to form an elongated internal cavity. The handle defines a front end, a back end and an intermediate portion suitable for being gripped by a user and also defining top and bottom surfaces extending along opposite sides of the shell members along said peripheral edges. The handle has a slot-like aperture at the front end substantially aligned with the parting plane and dimensioned for passage of a flat cutting blade therethrough. A guide element within the elongated cavity guides the cutting blade between a first position for safely storing the blade fully inside said cavity and a second position for selectively extending the blade beyond the aperture to expose at least a portion thereof. A manually operated button arranged on the top surface is coupled to the guide element for selectively moving the blade between the first and second positions. The handle has a rear opening at the back end for providing access to the elongated internal cavity. A carrier frame has a blade cartridge receiving compartment and dimensioned to be removably receivable within the cavity through the rear opening between a retracted position in which the carrier frame is fully stored within the internal cavity of the handle end and an extended position in which the carrier frame is at least partially moved exteriorly of the back end to provide access of the cartridge receiving compartment. A blade cartridge for storing a plurality of flat cutting blades is receivable within the blade cartridge receiving compartment. An adjustable safety utility knife includes an elongated ergonomically shaped handle formed of two elongate shell members each having a peripheral edge and an outer generally convex surface and an inner generally concave surface. The shell members are fastened at the peripheral ...More ...Less
10 US6330753B1
Gauge for measuring large diameter
Publication/Patent Number: US6330753B1 Publication Date: 2001-12-18 Application Number: 09/269,192 Filing Date: 1999-03-30 Inventor: Li, Bin   Assignee: Southeast University   IPC: G01B500 Abstract: A large diameter gauge consists of a series of measuring units. Each measuring unit comprises two positioning elements(11,12), a fastener(14) and a body(13). These series of measuring units are placed and fixed sequentially and head to end or end to head around the circumference of the cylinder or hole to be measured during measuring until the remained space is not large enough to be put into another one measuring unit. Measuring the distance between the first measuring unit and the last measuring unit, the diameter to be measured can be obtained through the geometric relations between the gauges and the cylinder or hole to be measured. A large diameter gauge consists of a series of measuring units. Each measuring unit comprises two positioning elements(11,12), a fastener(14) and a body(13). These series of measuring units are placed and fixed sequentially and head to end or end to head around the circumference ...More ...Less
11 US6330755B1
Vacuum processing and operating method
Publication/Patent Number: US6330755B1 Publication Date: 2001-12-18 Application Number: 09/461,432 Filing Date: 1999-12-16 Inventor: Kato, Shigekazu   Nishihata, Kouji   Tsubone, Tsunehiko   Itou, Atsushi   Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.   IPC: F26B504 Abstract: This invention relates to a vacuum processing apparatus having vacuum processing chambers the insides of which must be dry cleaned, and to a method of operating such an apparatus. When the vacuum processing chambers are dry-cleaned, dummy substrates are transferred into the vacuum processing chamber by substrates conveyor means from dummy substrate storage means which is disposed in the air atmosphere together with storage means for storing substrates to be processed, and the inside of the vacuum processing chamber is dry-cleaned by generating a plasma. The dummy substrate is returned to the dummy substrate storage means after dry cleaning is completed. Accordingly, any specific mechanism for only the cleaning purpose is not necessary and the construction of the apparatus can be made simple. Furthermore, the dummy substrates used for dry cleaning and the substrates to be processed do not coexist, contamination of the substrates to be processed due to dust and remaining gas can be prevented and the production yield can be high. This invention relates to a vacuum processing apparatus having vacuum processing chambers the insides of which must be dry cleaned, and to a method of operating such an apparatus. When the vacuum processing chambers are dry-cleaned, dummy substrates are transferred into the ...More ...Less
12 US6331007B1
Sporting equipment binding apparatus
Publication/Patent Number: US6331007B1 Publication Date: 2001-12-18 Application Number: 09/194,730 Filing Date: 1998-12-02 Inventor: Bryce, Jonathan   Assignee: Griplock Pty Ltd.   IPC: A63C199 Abstract: Binding apparatus for use with an item of sports equipment such as a skate board, the binding apparatus including a first part adapted for attachment to an article of footwear and a second part adapted for attachment to the item of sports equipment. One of the first and second parts includes a protuberance and the other of the first and second parts includes a recess adapted to receive the protuberance therein. The first and second parts also have complementary securing parts for releasably securing the protuberance in the recess. The securing parts are adapted to secure the protuberance in the recess upon the protuberance reaching therein a predetermined engagement. The release of the first part from the second part is allowed exclusively upon application of an upwardly directed breakaway force. Binding apparatus for use with an item of sports equipment such as a skate board, the binding apparatus including a first part adapted for attachment to an article of footwear and a second part adapted for attachment to the item of sports equipment. One of the first and second ...More ...Less
13 US6331024B1
Lifting sling system with spaced, bi-directional loops
Publication/Patent Number: US6331024B1 Publication Date: 2001-12-18 Application Number: 08/972,761 Filing Date: 1997-11-18 Inventor: Gulley, William F.   Assignee: Gulley, William F.   IPC: B66C112 Abstract: A sling (10, 10′, FIGS. 1-3) for lifting a heavy work piece (e.g. a pipe section; FIGS. 5, 6), including a single strap made of flexible, in-elastic fabric material over-lappingly converging upon itself to form a top strap member and a bottom strap member to form a two-ply strap member; a first, integral, eye-loop end; a second, integral eye-loop end; at least one, intermediately spaced, bi-directional loop (50, 150a-d) coupled to the two-ply strap member between the first and second, eye-loop ends. Each bi-directional loop serves to distribute suspension stresses in two directions, longitudinally, along the lifting sling when used to complete the closed lifting loop and distribute pulling forces in either of two directions, longitudinally, along the sling when pulled in any or either longitudinal direction. Additionally, since crane time is very expensive to operate, a sling system which can accommodate the lifting of a plurality of heavy pipes or other heavy objects simultaneously is provided (FIGS. 8-7). A sling (10, 10′, FIGS. 1-3) for lifting a heavy work piece (e.g. a pipe section; FIGS. 5, 6), including a single strap made of flexible, in-elastic fabric material over-lappingly converging upon itself to form a top strap member and a bottom strap member to form a two-ply ...More ...Less
14 US6331027B1
Removable vehicle seat headrest storage in a trim panel socket
Publication/Patent Number: US6331027B1 Publication Date: 2001-12-18 Application Number: 09/681,004 Filing Date: 2000-11-03 Inventor: Wiedmayer, Jason   Assignee: Ford Global Tech., Inc   IPC: B60J1100 Abstract: A headrest storage structure 10 for securely and efficiently storing a headrest 16 of a vehicle seat 14 when the seat 14 is not in use. The structure includes a socket assembly 60 which is operatively disposed within a trim panel 18 of a vehicle 12 and which includes a pair of apertures 30, 32 which selectively receive headrest attachment members 34, 36, thereby securing the headrest to the vehicle trim 18. A headrest storage structure 10 for securely and efficiently storing a headrest 16 of a vehicle seat 14 when the seat 14 is not in use. The structure includes a socket assembly 60 which is operatively disposed within a trim panel 18 of a vehicle 12 and which includes a pair of ...More ...Less
15 US6331028B1
Fiber-reinforced composite structure
Publication/Patent Number: US6331028B1 Publication Date: 2001-12-18 Application Number: 09/690,338 Filing Date: 2000-10-17 Inventor: O'neill, Michael A.   Kirk, Wayne D.   Simmons, Stuart C.   Trudeau, Paul   Bremmer, Jonathan W.   Assignee: Advance USA, Inc.   IPC: B60P702 Abstract: A fiber-reinforced composite structure has two molded outer polymeric layers spaced apart from each other and defining a cavity therebetween. Each molded outer polymeric layer defines a sealing surface extending about a periphery of the respective layer, and the opposing sealing surfaces cooperate to define a hermetic seal extending about a periphery of the cavity. One or more multi-directional fiber reinforcement layers are adhesively attached in a discontinuous manner to each outer polymeric layer, and define a first region of the cavity extending between each respective outer polymeric layer and adjacent fiber reinforcement layer, and a second region of the cavity extending between the fiber reinforcement layers. A core is located between the two outer polymeric layers, and is made of a resinous core material capable of exhibiting a foamed character and a resinous character. The resinous core material has a blowing agent activatable upon exposure to a predetermined vacuum pressure within the cavity to convert the core material within the second region of the cavity from a resinous character to a foamed character and thereby fill the second region of the cavity with the foamed core material. Each multi-directional fiber reinforcement layer is impregnated with the core material exhibiting a relatively dense, resinous character, and each first region of the cavity is substantially filled with the core material exhibiting a resinous character to fixedly secure the multi-directional fiber reinforcement layers to the outer polymeric layers. A structural insert, such as a rigid plate adapted to receive fasteners, is embedded within the core material for attaching other devices or structures thereto. A fiber-reinforced composite structure has two molded outer polymeric layers spaced apart from each other and defining a cavity therebetween. Each molded outer polymeric layer defines a sealing surface extending about a periphery of the respective layer, and the opposing sealing ...More ...Less
16 US6331032B1
Infant carrier mounting system
Publication/Patent Number: US6331032B1 Publication Date: 2001-12-18 Application Number: 09/510,336 Filing Date: 2000-02-22 Inventor: Haut, Robert E.   Longenecker, Michael L.   Pike, Robert T.   Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.   IPC: A47C1300 Abstract: An infant carrier includes provisions that allow the infant carrier to easily and conveniently mount to either a stroller or a base. The infant carrier also includes an actuator that operates both the stroller and base releasing mechanisms.