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The video-to-data converter buffers and converts the video data received from a camera or a conventional video tape drive into a data record format that is compatible with a computer data tape drive subsystem and its media, such as a 3480-type magnetic tape cartridge. In addition, a header is interposed between a leade...
An apparatus for writing on and reading an overwritable optical disk comprises an identifier detector that identifies a recording condition in the sector to be overwritten, and a delay time controller circuit that sets a variation range of the start point for writing according to the recording condition. The record tim...
A camcorder comprises a video camera responsive to light images for supplying video signals on a frame by frame basis; circuitry responsive to the video signals supplied by the video camera for generating segments of a transport stream, which segments are susceptible to decoding by an MPEG-2 decoding apparatus; and a r...
The invention concerns a liquid transfer device for an analysis apparatus with a liquid transfer cannula ( 5 ) and a capacitive liquid level detector to detect the immersion of the liquid transfer cannula ( 5 ) in an analysis liquid contained in a vessel. To reliably check if the liquid transfer cannula ( 5 ) is submer...
In a metal extrusion press, extrusion tools such as dies, mandrels, and closure members for billet receivers, are lubricated by bringing into contact with these tools, while the tools are hot, candles of lubricant material which melt on contact with the tools. The candles are moved into and out of engagement with the t...
A method for macerating meat in which a pair of contra-rotating shafts each serve to mount a plurality of slotted discs with blunted peripheral edges, spaced apart by crushers which engage and compact pieces of meat intruded between the shafts while discs mounted on the shafts perform a slitting function; the apparatus...
An apparatus used for forming lips by outwardly bending the end of a metal plate which may be joined with the bent end of another plate so as to form a duct used for an air-conditioning ventilation system. The end to be bent is reinforced with a continuous guide member connected thereto, said guide member being general...
Mobile apparatus for containing molten metal, known as a torpedo car, comprises an elongate vessel rotatably supported at its ends on a pair of bogie assemblies, flange members on the vessel extending around at least part of the opening and one or more lid assemblies arranged to fit over the opening and be removably se...
An apparatus for driving a lifter reel in a machine for wet processing of fabric in endless rope form having a jet for directing a flow of liquid to the fabric rope to cause circulation thereof is disclosed and contains a rotatable lifter reel upstream of the jet and over which the fabric rope travels to the jet. The a...
A lifting device, including: a base pedestal; a stand located above the base pedestal; a carriage for lifting a laboratory apparatus; and lifting structure for lifting a carriage along the stand, the lifting structure including: a rotatable inertial mass located within the base pedestal; a movable actuating lever conne...
A quick assembly/disassembly apparatus for splitting casing surfaces and peeling the cases from a string of sausages or the like which includes a trackway along which the sausage chain moves and driving discs that engage the casing covered chain of sausages and moves it along the trackway. A contour follower slitting b...
A method and apparatus for anti-aliasing a rendered scene begins processing by rendering a plurality of objects of an image to a buffer to produce a rendered image. For example, the image corresponds to a particular frame of data to be displayed on a computer monitor, television, etc. Each of the objects corresponds to...
Method and apparatus for operating a vacuum cleaner in which by detecting a rotational speed of a variable speed fan motor adapted to give a suction force to the cleaner and its change range, the choking state of the filter and the state of the cleaner surface are discriminated, and a speed command of the fan motor is ...
When a seal is inserted onto a shaft, load applied to a chuck is detected by a load cell, and based on the detected load, the turnover of a lip is judged. More specifically, an operation of inserting and pulling out the seal is performed several times on the shaft. Pull-out force is detected at the time of the last pul...
A thick-walled, integrally woven, three-dimensionally shaped fabric which is produced on a circular type weaving machine is comprised of a plurality of yarn systems each of which defines a plurality of yarn planes with the yarn planes of each yarn system being distinct and traversing selected yarn planes of the other y...
The optical elements of a copier are automatically aligned by positioning the elements under the control of signals from an image-dissecting scanner. The scanner, mounted to receive the image normally presented to the photoconductor, examines a master document placed in the position normally occupied by a document to b...
In an image forming apparatus where a transfer roller is arranged to be out of contact with a photoreceptor drum, a guide member for guiding a transfer sheet so as to abut the photoreceptor drum at a predetermined angle and an auxiliary guide member for supporting the transfer sheet to prevent the rear end of the trans...
The present invention provides a transmission device and related system for use in high speed optical transmission systems. By changing the optical/electrical delay in one or more arms of a receiver, dispersion effects can be compensated for without using costly, high dispersion optical fiber and optical amplifiers or ...
A method and apparatus for reducing channel distortion in a broadband, wireless network comprising a residential communications gateway that accepts all incoming communications signals and securely broadcasts those signals throughout a residence. In one embodiment, the gateway comprises a space time block encoder to re...