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Gregory John Rajala: Controlling web tension by actively controlling velocity of dancer roll. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Mark L Davis, Thomas Wilhelm, Brian Tumm, August 19, 1997: US05659229 (75 worldwide citation)

This invention pertains to processing continuous webs such as paper, film, composites, and the like, in dynamic continuous processing operations. More particularly, it relates to controlling tension in such continuous webs during the processing operation. Tension is controlled in a dancer control sy ...


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James W Kronberg: Optical temperature indicator using thermochromic semiconductors. Brian Tumm, Harold Dixon, William R Moser, March 19, 1996: US05499597 (47 worldwide citation)

A reversible optical temperature indicator utilizes thermochromic semiconductors which vary in color in response to various temperature levels. The thermochromic material is enclosed in an enamel which provides protection and prevents breakdown at higher temperatures. Cadmium sulfide is the preferre ...


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Kevin M Rehberger: Apparatus for unloading pressurized fluid. Brian Tumm, Harold M Dixon, William R Moser, January 4, 1994: US05275214 (33 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for unloading fluid, preferably pressurized gas, from containers in a controlled manner that protects the immediate area from exposure to the container contents. The device consists of an unloading housing, which is enclosed within at least one protective structure, for receiving the di ...


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John E Oltman, Robert B Dopp, John D Burns: Metal-air cell having thin-walled anode and cathode cans. Rayovac Corporation, Tom Wilhelm, Brian Tumm, October 22, 1996: US05567538 (26 worldwide citation)

This invention pertains to alkaline electrochemical cells, typically to metal-air cells of the button-type. Non-reactive elements of cells of the invention are thinner than corresponding non-reactive elements of prior art cells. Such elements can be made thinner because of improved structures of suc ...


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Kenneth E Regel, Kenneth G Vandeyacht: Traffic signalling system. Tom Wilhelm, Brian Tumm, November 5, 1996: US05572202 (23 worldwide citation)

This invention pertains to a traffic signalling system, and methods of use, for monitoring a signal zone about an intersection having at least two approach paths, detecting each target entering the signal zone, and giving warning visual display signals to traffic in approach paths outside the approa ...


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Martin Pechersky: Method and apparatus for determining material structural integrity. The United States of America represented by the United States Department of Energy, Brian Tumm, Harold M Dixon, William R Moser, May 28, 1996: US05520052 (22 worldwide citation)

A non-destructive method and apparatus for determining the structural integrity of materials by combining laser vibrometry with damping analysis techniques to determine the damping loss factor of a material. The method comprises the steps of vibrating the area being tested over a known frequency ran ...


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Joao E Cardoso Neto, Daniel W Williams: Purge water management system. The United States represented by the Department of Energy, Brian Tumm, Harold M Dixon, William R Moser, February 13, 1996: US05490561 (15 worldwide citation)

A purge water management system for effectively eliminating the production of purge water when obtaining a groundwater sample from a monitoring well. In its preferred embodiment, the purge water management system comprises an expandable container, a transportation system, and a return system. The pu ...


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Gary J Berlin: Method for compression of binary data. The United States of America represented by the United States Department of Energy, Brian Tumm, Harold Dixon, William R Moser, March 26, 1996: US05502439 (13 worldwide citation)

The disclosed method for compression of a series of data bytes, based on LZSS-based compression methods, provides faster decompression of the stored data. The method involves the creation of a flag bit buffer in a random access memory device for temporary storage of flag bits generated during normal ...


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James W Kronberg, James R Cadieux: Detecting small holes in packages. The United States of America represented by the United States Department of Energy, Brian Tumm, Harold M Dixon, William R Moser, March 19, 1996: US05499529 (13 worldwide citation)

A package containing a tracer gas, and a method for determining the presence of a hole in the package by sensing the presence of the gas outside the package. The preferred tracer gas, especially for food packaging, is sulfur hexafluoride. A quantity of the gas is added to the package and the package ...


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John E Oltman, Robert B Dopp, John D Burns: High energy density metal-air cell. Rayovac Corporation, Tom Wilhelm, Brian Tumm, December 10, 1996: US05582930 (13 worldwide citation)

This invention pertains to alkaline electrochemical cells, typically to metal-air cells of the button-type. Non-reactive elements of cells of the invention are thinner than corresponding non-reactive elements of prior art cells. Such elements can be made thinner because of improved structures of suc ...