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Lawrence J Rhoades, John M Matechen, Mark J Rosner: Smart padding system utilizing an energy absorbent medium and articles made therefrom. Extrude Hone Corporation, Webb Ziesenheim Logsdon Orkin & Hanson P C, March 9, 2004: US06701529 (61 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an energy absorbent medium which is compliant and conformable in the absence of an applied force, and stiffens in response to the rate of an applied force to dissipate energy. The medium comprises a blend of a polymer and a lubricant incompatible with the polymer to ...


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Fernand J Dechene: Oxygen generator with two compressor stages. VBM Corporation, Fay Sharpe Fagan Minnich & McKee, November 12, 1985: US04552571 (56 worldwide citation)

A first compressor (10) supplies atmospheric air or other gaseous mixtures to a crossover valve (20) at a first relatively low pressure, e.g., 15-18 psi. The crossover valve alternately supplies the atmospheric air to a first molecular sieve bed (22) and a second molecular sieve bed (24) while simul ...


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Nobuyuki Motoki, Katsunori Sakiyama: Rigid sleeve device fitted over a flexible insertion section of an endoscope for inspecting industrial equipment. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman Langer & Chick, December 21, 1999: US06006002 (56 worldwide citation)

A rigid sleeve device for an endoscope comprises an inner pipe fitted over a flexible insertion section of the endoscope and movable back and forth and a sleeve fixing unit provided in the inner pipe and detachably fixing the inner pipe at a given axial position on the outer periphery of the inserti ...


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Donald C Miller, David John Allen: Continuously variable transmission. Fallbrook Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 8, 2011: US07883442 (54 worldwide citation)

A continuously variable transmission is disclosed for use in rotationally or linearly powered machines and vehicles. The transmission provides a simple manual shifting method for the user. Further, the practical commercialization of traction roller transmissions requires improvements in the reliabil ...


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John M Melby, Andrew F Suhy Jr, Brent C Parent: Apparatus and method for tracking and managing physical assets. Dana Corporation, Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC, October 4, 2005: US06952680 (54 worldwide citation)

A computer based system automatically gathers, analyzes, and delivers information relating to the procurement and utilization of a plurality of such assets, such as a fleet of industrial equipment, so as to maximize productivity and to reduce operating costs and administrative burdens. Each of the a ...


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Arthur R Day III, Fred McMenamy: Telemetry system for centrifugal water chilling systems. Borg Warner Corporation, James E Tracy, June 7, 1983: US04387368 (53 worldwide citation)

A telemetry system for reporting the status of a number of physical parameters occurring during operation of industrial equipment, such as the monitoring of refrigeration/air conditioning safety controls and anticipatory refrigeration controls. Activation of the safety or anticipatory controls gener ...


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Link C Jaw: Intelligent condition-based engine/equipment management system. Scientific Monitoring, The Halvorson Law Firm, March 22, 2005: US06871160 (43 worldwide citation)

Health management of machines, such as gas turbine engines and industrial equipment, offers the potential benefits of efficient operations and reduced cost of ownership. Machine health management goes beyond monitoring operating conditions, it assimilates available information and makes the most fav ...


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Munroe Chirnomas: Method and apparatus for controlling rented or leased or loaned equipment. Lawrence C Edelman, July 12, 2005: US06917853 (42 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus relating to the renting, leasing and/or loaning of electronic equipment operable and/or controllable by a computer, wherein one entity not in physical possession and/or control of the equipment desires control over another entity which has physical possession and/or control of ...


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John C Hansen, Lloyd A Johnson: Programmable maintenance timer system. Borg Warner Corporation, James E Tracy, September 3, 1985: US04539632 (40 worldwide citation)

A programmable maintenance timer system suitable for use with industrial equipment such as a centrifugal water chilling system and a telemetry system including a microprocessor-based computer with a programming device for presetting selectively a maintenance time interval representing a number of ho ...


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Munroe Chirnomas: Method and apparatus for controlling rented or leased or loaned equipment. Lawrence C Edelman, June 24, 2008: US07389916 (40 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus relating to the renting, leasing and/or loaning of electronic equipment operable and/or controllable by a computer, wherein one entity not in physical possession and/or control of the equipment desires control over another entity which has physical possession and/or control of ...



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