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  • System and method for building a deployable component based application

    A system and method for assembling an application bundle representing an application including a first component having definitions expressed in a structured definition language and optionally a second component having a series of instructions, such that the application bundle is for provisioning on a device for assisting in message communication over a network between the device and a datasource. The system and method comprises a build service interface for receiving a series of elements of the application, the elements including mapping and interface information of the datasource and a description of the first component. The system and method also have a build engine coupled to the build service interface for assembling the received elements as the application bundle, wherein the application bundle is subsequently deployable to an application bundle storage.

  • Elastic network structure

    Provided is an elastic network structure having durability and cushioning properties suitable for furniture, bedding such as a bed, seats for vehicles, seats for shipping, etc., the network structure being lightweight and having excellent chemical resistance, excellent light resistance, soft repellency, and excellent cushioning characteristics in a low temperature environment. The elastic network structure comprises a threedimensional random loop bonded structure obtained by forming random loops with curling treatment of a continuous linear structure having not less than 300 decitex, and by making each loop mutually contact in a molten state to weld the majority of contacted part, the continuous linear structure mainly including a low density polyethylene resin with a specific gravity of not more than 0.94 g/cm.sup.3.

  • Method for production of organic-inorganic complex, organic-inorganic complex, and polymeric composite material

    Disclosed are: a method for production of an organic-inorganic complex by intercalation of a positively charged organic compound between layers of a non-swellable layered silicate which is believed to be difficult to achieve under convenient conditions; the organic-inorganic complex; and a layered silicate/polymer nanocomposite using the organic-inorganic complex. The method comprises: step (I) wherein a hydrous layered silicate having a hydroxyl group in its crystalline structure is heat-treated at a temperature not higher than 1,200.degree. C. and lower than the phase transition temperature of the silicate to dehydrate the silicate; and step (II) wherein the dehydrated layered silicate is contacted with an aqueous solution of a positively charged organic compound.

  • Reinforcing woven fabric and process for producing the same

    To provide a reinforcing woven fabric, which is excellent in deformability, capable of following a complicated shape and excellent in retention of the shape, and a preform using it, a fiber reinforced plastic molded component and a process for producing them. Provided is a reinforcing woven fabric where a resin material is stuck on at least one surface of a fabric substrate containing a plurality of reinforcing fiber bundles, then the resin material stuck over two or more reinforcing fiber bundles is peeled from a part of the two or more reinforcing fiber bundles by varying the relative position of a plurality of reinforcing fiber bundles constituting the fabric substrate, wherein the maximum value of load till a tensile strain in a non fiber axial tensile test reaches 1% is in a range of 0.01 to 0.75 N.

  • High strength hard alloy and method of preparing the same

    The present invention provides a WC--Co system (the WC--Co system in the present invention means that it comprises not only hard grains composed mainly of WC and iron group metal powder containing Co, but also at least one kind selected from carbide, nitride, carbonitride and boride of elements in Groups IVa, Va and VIa of the Periodic Table, excluding WC, as hard grains) cemented carbide having high strength and high toughness which is excellent in wear resistance, toughness, chipping resistance and thermal crack resistance. A WC--Co system compact containing an M.sub.12C to M.sub.3C type double carbide (M represents one or more kinds selected from the group consisting of Ti, Zr, Hf, V, Nb, Ta, Cr, Mo and W, and one or more kinds selected from the group consisting of Fe, Co and Ni) as a main component of the surface layer portion is subjected to a carburization treatment, and then subjected to liquid phase sintering so as to adjust the mean grain size of the surface layer WC depending on a liquid crystal sintering temperature as an indicator.

  • Method for the transport of a civil engineering structure in an aquatic medium

    The invention provides a method for the transport of a civil engineering structure in an aquatic medium. According to this method: at least one float is associated with the civil engineering structure in such a way as to ensure that the said civil engineering structure floats stably in an aquatic medium, the said float surrounding the civil engineering structure and a bottom portion of the civil engineering structure extending below the said float, and the civil engineering structure and the associated float are caused to move in the aquatic medium to a desired position.

  • Cab structure for construction machine

    A cab structure unit includes front-left and front-right pole members, a rear-left and rear-right pole members. The pole members include a pipe member that is bent in a substantially L shape. The pole members include a straight pipe member. The rear end of a beam portion of the pole member and the upper end of the pole member arranged on the left side surface side of the cab that includes an arc part formed along the revolution circle of revolving unit are arranged at deviated positions from each other. The rear end of the beam portion of the pole member and the upper end of the pole member arranged at deviated positions from each other are joined to each other by the rear beam member.

  • Plasticizing system for a rubber composition

    A plasticizing system used for plasticizing a diene rubber composition is based on an MES or TDAE oil and on C.sub.5 fraction/vinylaromatic copolymer resin, in particular a copolymer of a C.sub.5 fraction and of styrene resin. A rubber composition exhibiting an improved abrasion and cut resistance is based on at least a diene elastomer, a reinforcing filler, a crosslinking system, and a plasticizing system comprising between 5 and 35 phr of an MES or TDAE oil and between 5 and 35 phr of such a resin. A tire is formed of the above mentioned rubber composition. A process for preparing such a composition, use of said composition for the manufacture of a finished article or of a semi-finished product intended for a motor vehicle ground-contact system, in particular a tire and a tread of such a tire.

  • Single-ply masonry flashing

    A masonry flashing is disclosed having a polymeric membrane and a pressure-activated adhesive in a peel-and-stick product. The flashing is used in cavity walls, typically a wall with an inner wythe of masonry block and an outer wythe of brick. The adhesive layer is a hot melt with various additives, which additives provide reinforcement to the flashing structure. The reinforcement can be fiber glass or filamentous fragments of polypropylene that are admixed into the adhesive. The flashing has a release sheet and, after removal thereof, the adhesive is pressed against the rough surface of the masonry block creating a durable bond with the inner wythe. Incorporated into the masonry flashing are various high-strength, polymeric webs including a spun-bonded polyolefin, an ethylene propylene diene terpolymer, and a polyvinylchloride with an ethylene interpolymer.

  • Heavy vehicle

    Presented is a heavy vehicle, such as a transport vehicle or civil engineering vehicle, of a mass greater than 500 metric tons and operable to generate a motive power. The vehicle includes tires of radial structure having a diameter greater than 3.5 meters, a front axle coupled to at least two tires, and at least one rear axle coupled to at least two tires and by which is transmitted at least part of the motive power. At least one of the axles includes at least four tires associated in pairs symmetrically on either side of the axle, and two associated tires have different axial widths.

  • Structural sandwich plate members

    Various rolled or extruded profiles (1c, 1d) with weld locations are used to connect together structural sandwich plate members comprising first and second outer metal plates (21) and an elastomer core (22) bonded to said outer metal plates (21) with sufficient strength to transfer shear forces there between.

  • Support structure for a soft ground

    The inventive support structure for a soft ground consists of at least two elements which comprise a plate [1], on the lower supporting surface of which three anchoring projections in the form of hooks are made or secured, one of these projections [9] being located near the end face [5] and two other [8, 10] being located near side faces [6, 7], and a curved anchoring element [11], the side surfaces [12] of which are inclined with respect to the horizontal surface of the plate and have three arc-like segments [13, 14, 15] projected outside the contour of the plate base.The invention is characterized in that the side faces [6, 7] of the plate [1] consist of two parts [16, 19] which are inclined in the opposite directions with respect to the longitudinal section, in that the end faces [4, 5] of the plate [1] are inclined in the same direction and in that stops [20, 21] are provided in the area where the differently directed parts of the side faces are conjugated.The inner surfaces of the anchoring elements [8, 9, 10] can be directed at different angles to the lower surface [3] of the plate [1].

  • Dispersed composition and process for producing shaped article using the same

    A shaped article (e.g., a porous material, and a spherical particle) comprising (A) a resin component is produced by kneading the resin component (A) (e.g., a thermoplastic resin) and a water-soluble auxiliary component (B) to prepare a dispersed composition, and eluting the auxiliary component (B) from the dispersed composition. The auxiliary component (B) may comprise 100 parts by weight of an oligosaccharide (B.sub.1) and 0.5 to 100 parts by weight of a water-soluble plasticizing component (B.sub.2) for plasticizing the oligosaccharide. The oligosaccharide (B.sub.1) may comprise a tetrasaccharide. The plasticizing component (B.sub.2) may comprise a saccharide or a sugar alcohol. Use of the dispersed composition ensures to form a shaped article having a given shape industrially with advantage even in the case of using a wide variety of resin components.

  • Moisture-curing compositions containing silane-functional polymers with good adhesive properties

    Moisture-curing compositions include at least one silanefunctional polymer P with at least two terminal groups of formula (I), at least one aminosilane AS and at least one (meth) acrylsilane or anhydriodosilane of formula (II). The compositions have improved adhesive properties and are especially suitable for use as adhesives, sealing materials or coatings, especially as elastic adhesive or sealing materials.

  • Portable equipment and virtual reality method for optimisation of a visual inspection and expert appraisal of a structure particularly in civil engineering

    Portable equipment for optimization of a visual inspection and expert appraisal of a structure, particularly in civil engineering, includes an on-board database of visual references for decay in different states of advancement and computing elements for calculation, by interpolation of data from a database of results from predictive physical simulations of materials and structures, of indicators of deterioration and key aging parameters to represent several possible visual appearances of an element of the structure in different stages of the life thereof from reference images from the database of visual references and categorization of the state of the structure by comparison with the actual appearance.

  • Method for producing geogrid

    A geogrid using fiber-reinforced polymeric strips and its producing method are disclosed. The geogrid of a lattice shape includes plural longitudinal fiber-reinforced polymeric strips longitudinally arranged in parallel at regular intervals and formed by reinforcing fiber in a thermoplastic polymer resin, and plural lateral fiber-reinforced polymer strip laterally arranged in parallel at regular intervals and formed by reinforcing fiber in a thermoplastic polymer resin. Each longitudinal fiber-reinforced polymer strip has at lease one first contact point crossed with the lateral fiber-reinforced polymer strip on the upper surface and at least one second contact point crossed with the lateral fiber-reinforced polymer strips on the lower surface. The contact points are fixed by welding the longitudinal and lateral fiber-reinforced polymer strips. The geogrid is excellent in installation capacity, frictional feature and shape stabilisation and shows high tensile strength and low tensile strain and low creep deformation.

  • Fire protection device for a cable or the like of a civil engineering or a structural work

    A protective device (10) for use in the protection of at least a portion of an elongated article (50) which includes a main body (12), first and second parts (22), (27) which are connectible together such that, in an assembled position the main body has a chamber therein (14). The first and second parts each have two longitudinal extending side edge portions (23), (28), respective side edge portions of the first part being adapted to cooperate with the respective side edge portions of the second part to connect the two parts together in the assembled position.

  • Reinforcement structure for pipe and cab structure for construction machine having the same

    A reinforcement structure for a pipe includes a hole section and a plate member. The hole section is formed on an outer peripheral surface of the pipe along a longitudinal direction of the pipe to pass through a peripheral wall of the pipe to reach an interior portion of the pipe. The plate member is inserted in the hole section and secured to the pipe.

  • Tension member for structures and method for manufacturing the same

    A tension member is provided for structures, in particular a cable stay for a cable-stayed bridge, in which one or more tension elements, such as steel rods, steel wires, or stranded steel wires, run inside a tubular sheath. The tension elements fill only a portion of the cross-section of the tubular sheath, so that a remaining unoccupied area is left. In order to prevent the tension elements from moving in the transverse direction with respect to the tension member, there is arranged in the remaining unoccupied area of the tubular sheath a filler body that extends over a limited longitudinal section of the tension member and includes a deformable sheath, which tightly encloses a hollow space that is delimited on all sides and can be filled with a filler medium. The invention further concerns a method for producing such a tension member, in which, after an axially delimited longitudinal section has been established, an empty filler body is introduced into the remaining unoccupied area between the tubular sheath and the tension elements, and, finally, the filler body is filled with a filler medium until the remaining unoccupied area is filled in the region of the selected longitudinal section.

  • Structure for supporting an optical telescope

    An apparatus for the focusing of incident light includes a base assembly that is adapted to support a primary mirror. The primary mirror includes an outside circumference and an inside aperture. An upright member is attached to the base assembly at a first end thereof at a first location that is disposed inside the aperture and at a second location that is disposed outside the primary mirror. The upright member includes a second end that is distally disposed with respect to the first end. The second end is adapted to receive a turret that includes a secondary mirror and is adapted to pivot between two positions. An IMU is attached to the base assembly proximate the primary mirror.

  • Seat cushion structure

    A seat cushion structure is formed by combining upper and lower substrates made of a soft elastic material. Recessed spaces are formed on the upper and lower substrates respectively. Protrusions are formed in the recessed spaces. A flow passage is formed between every two protrusions. An inwardly concave air chamber is evacuated from each protrusion within a contact range of supporting a sitter's buttock. A shallow cut groove is formed on a side of the inwardly concave air chamber. A concave arc form corresponding to the shape of the buttock is disposed on an external surface of the upper substrate in contact with the buttock, such that when the upper and lower substrates are combined integrally, the protrusion of the upper substrate is disposed precisely above an upper periphery of the inwardly concave air chamber of the protrusion of the lower substrate.

  • Drill bit and cutter element having chisel crest with protruding pilot portion

    A rolling cone drill bit includes a cutter element having a cutting portion with a chisel crest and a pilot portion extending beyond the chisel crest. The pilot portion includes a cutting surface that may be generally conical, or form a second chisel crest. The cutting tip of the pilot portion is supported by buttress portions which emerge from and extend beyond the flanks of the chisel crest to provide additional strength and support for the material of the pilot portion that extends beyond the height of the chisel crest.

  • Method of fabricating pixel structure

    A method of fabricating a pixel structure for use in an electroluminescent panel includes the following steps. A substrate is provided. Three shadow masks having a plurality of first, second, and third openings patterned in an array of T shaped are respectively provided, and three evaporation processes using the three shadow masks are subsequently performed to form a plurality of first subpixel units, second subpixel units and third subpixel units respectively. One first subpixel of the first subpixel unit, one second subpixel of the second subpixel unit adjacent to the first subpixel unit, and one third subpixel of the third subpixel unit adjacent to the first subpixel unit form a display pixel unit.

  • Pixel structure

    A pixel structure includes a scan line, a data line, a gate electrode, a semiconductor layer, a source electrode, a drain electrode including a comb-shaped part surrounding the source electrode and a connecting part, and a pixel electrode electrically connected to the drain electrode. The scan line and the data line are arranged intersectedly and electrically insulated from each other. At least a portion of the source electrode and the drain electrode are disposed on the semiconductor layer. At least one branch of the comb-shaped part extends outside one side of the gate electrode to form a protrusion part. The connecting part extends from the comb-shaped part beyond the other side of the gate electrode. The protrusion part and the connecting part aligned with the margin of the gate electrode have a first width and a third width respectively, wherein the first width substantially equals to the third width.

  • Method of manufacturing composite single-tubed structures having ports

    A method of manufacturing a structure using a single, hollow primary tube, preferably of a composite material, wherein ports are bonded to the walls of the hollow tube through aligned holes on opposite sides of the hollow tube. The ports improve the stiffness, strength, aerodynamics, and aesthetics of the structure.

  • Receiving a pilot design and channel estimation

    A receiver in an OFDM based communication system is adapted to perform channel estimation using a received reference signal transmitted from at least one antenna The reference signal is substantially located into at least two OFDM symbols of a transmission time interval comprising of more than two OFDM symbols. A power level of said reference signal is divided into said non-consecutive OFDM symbols in said transmission time interval and adapted to use the reference signal located in a first OFDM symbol in succeeding transmission time intervals in addition to the reference symbols in a current transmission time interval and a preceding transmission time interval.


    An undersea anchor that includes a frame that is fixed to the seafloor by one or more pile anchors, for example grouted pile anchors. The frame is configured to permit it to function with one or more seabed drills to allow the pile anchor(s) to be installed at an angle relative to horizontal so the pile anchors can take horizontal and vertical loads.


    The Invention relates to a turnbuckle for joining structural elements, in particular prefabricated concrete parts, which is formed substantially in the shape of a shell and has a housing chamber accessible at least from outside via an access opening and, in addition, passage sections which are preferably located opposite one another and open into the housing chamber and which are preferably configured as passage openings for fixing means to be pushed through. In addition, the present Invention relates to a kit for joining structural elements, to a method for joining structural elements, to an arrangement for joining structural elements and to a method for preparing structural elements.


    Disclosed herein is an anti-expansion joint bridge which eliminates an expansion joint structure from an upper structure thereof, and includes a plurality of slidable steel plates to cover a space between girders or floor slabs expanding and contracting on piers and asphalt concrete pavement on the steel plates, so that expansion and contraction of the girders occurring on the piers is prevented from affecting the pavement, thereby ensuring smooth travel of vehicles thereon. The anti-expansion joint bridge includes a pair of expandable/contractible girders separated from each other while constituting an upper structure of the bridge, a plurality of sliding plates overlapping each other on the girders while covering a gap between the girders, and an ascon part covering the pair of girders together with the sliding plates.

  • Self-Propelled Civil Engineering Machine And In Particular A Road-Milling Machine, Road Recycler Or Road Stabilizer

    The invention relates to a self-propelled civil engineering machine, in particular a road-milling machine, a road recycler, or a road stabilizer, having a frame carried by a set of running gear, a working unit for performing work required for the civil engineering operation, and in particular a working drum, and a drive unit carried by the frame of the machine, to drive the working drum. A power transmitter is used to transmit the driving power from the drive unit to the working unit. The drive unit of the self-propelled civil engineering machine has a first and a second drive engine, the power transmitter being so designed that the driving powers coming from the first and the second drive engines can be transmitted to the working unit together. With the design of drive according to the invention, a particularly space-saving construction is obtained for the drive and this allows the power of the drive unit to be increased without having to exceed the present width for transport of the self-propelled civil engineering machine.

  • Building structure and method

    A net layer (32) defines the shell (40) of a building, carried by any necessary supports. A hardening layer (34) is applied to fix the shape of the net layer (32) and to establish wall, roof, and floor. Optionally the shell is of sufficient strength to receive application of further layers in order to define an exoskeleton. Structures of roof sections include parallel-sided segments and converging-sided segments, with troughed or domed section shapes. Structures of walls include opposed shell sides (35), (78) and central filler layers (70), together defining an exoskeleton. Posts (72) can add additional structural capacities for supporting walls, roof and floor and can be formed integrally of net (32) and hardener (34).

  • Operation simulation system for plant construction

    An operation simulation system for plant construction, having operating expense calculated based on crane type determined by a command input; the expense to construct foundation calculated based on the foundation placement on which the determined crane is put; the operating expense calculated based on a period during which an operation is carried out; the expense to temporarily place the installation object calculated based on the specifications of the installation object before the installation; the installation operation expense calculated based on an installation milestone reflecting a due date of the installation object; the total necessary expense calculated based on all the expenses calculated; the total necessary expense is analyzed and evaluated; and the command input is adjusted by reflecting the results of an evaluation analysis so that the value of the command input falls in range of the set values in the specifications held by the corresponding setting apparatus.

  • Walls and wall sections

    A tough, water-proof building system which provides walls and wall sections for use on upright walls, ceilings, and floors, and appurtenances, as well as accessories which make such structures more versatile. The walls and wall sections can be designed to have vertical and horizontal strengths sufficient to be used in place of concrete, as an engineered solution, both above grade and below-grade, including in severe weather conditions. A wall section has inner and outer layers, and structurally reinforcing members which extend, typically as a layer and/or stud, the full height of the wall section, at spaced locations along the length of the wall section. The spaces between the structurally reinforcing members are optionally filled with rigid foam. An optional reinforcing stud is attached to, or overlaid by, the inner layer, and extends inwardly into the building from what is otherwise the inner surface of the wall or wall section.

  • Non-combustible reinforced cementitious lightweight panels and metal frame system for shear walls

    A vertical shear wall system including vertical metal framing members, for example, C-joists, U-joists, open web joists, or other metal frame systems that support a reinforced, lightweight, dimensionally stable SCP panel. The shear wall system is non-combustible, water durable, mold and rot resistant, termite resistant and is capable of resisting shear loads equal to or exceeding shear loads provided by plywood or oriented strand board panels. The panels employ one or more layers of a continuous phase resulting from the curing of an aqueous mixture of inorganic binder, for example, calcium sulfate alpha hemihydrate, hydraulic cement, an active pozzolan and lime. The continuous phase is reinforced with glass fibers and contains lightweight filler particles, for example, ceramic microspheres.


    A wind turbine comprising an axis intended for vertical mounting, blades arranged around the axis, and mounting arms. Each blade comprises a substantially symmetric aerofoil and is of substantially straight section lengthwise. The mounting arms are coupled to the axis and extend substantially perpendicular to the axis. Each mounting arm comprises a fairing of aerofoil shape. Each blade is mounted to the axis at both ends on respective mounting arms. The mounting arms of each blade are angularly spaced around the axis such that each blade is arranged rotated at an angle to the vertical in use and one arm leads the other when the turbine is rotating.


    A self-contained system for protecting building penetrations is disclosed. The system can include a housing containing a take-up roll and a screen made from a flexible, strong fabric-like material suitable for resisting high winds, driving rain, and wind-driven missiles. The system can further comprise a deflector or roller to maintain the angle of deployment of the screen. The system can further include a weight bar attached to the end of the screen to assist in deploying the screen. The system can further comprise a dual pulley system to assist in deploying the screen and to hold the screen in the deployed position. The system can include wipers to clean the screen as it is retracted into the enclosure. The system can further comprise an integrated or separate light control, or "black-out" screen. The system enclosures can comprise various hinged covers to facilitate service, repair, and storage.

  • Method and Structure for a Cool Roof by Using a Plenum Structure

    A method for providing a cool roof by processing fluid within a vicinity of a roof structure having a surface area includes transferring a volume of air with a selected flow rate through a plenum structure disposed underlying one or more solar modules and coupled to the roof structure spatially over a height above a portion of the surface area. Each of the one or more solar modules is coupled to each other. The plenum structure has at least an intake region and an exit region for the volume of air. The method additionally includes maintaining a roof temperature profile for the portion of the surface area starting from the intake region to the exit region for a predetermined amount of time using at least the flow rate of the volume of air being transported through the plenum structure. The roof temperature profile comprises a first temperature value substantially equal to an ambient air temperature at the intake region to a second temperature value in the vicinity of the exit region depending on the flow rate and substantially smaller than a temperature of bare roof structure outside the portion of the surface area.

  • Earthquake Proof Wall Panels

    A building structure is formed of large, pre-formed or pre-cast structural slabs i.e., pre-cast wall panels (1) that contain a plurality of horizontally extending reinforcing members (2) that protrude out of the wall panel at its two opposite ends by a predetermined length. The pre-cast wall panel (1) further consists of a plurality of recesses (3) and projecting recess keys (4). The pre-cast wall panels (1) are placed facing each other or orthogonal to each other each such that when an imaginary line from the ends of the wall panels that are oriented towards each other, projects from the projecting reinforcing members (2), of each respective reinforced concrete pre-cast wall panel (1), these lines intersect at a common point. The gap in between the wall panels provides a means of connecting the individual pre-cast wall panels by means of a wet joint (11a, 11b, 11c, 11d). The wet joints (11b, 11c, 11d) can then act as columns 5 of a building structure. The construction of the pre-cast wall panels (1) consisting of a plurality of recesses (3) and recess key projections (4) together with the reinforcing members (2) serve to provide structural stability and robustness to the building structure. The recesses (3), recess key projections (4) in addition to the extending reinforcing members (2) more particularly serve to transfer the loads of the pre-cast wall panels (1) directly to the columns (5) of a building structure.


    Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for a bridge for implementing a converged network protocol to facilitate communication between different communication protocol networks. A first adaptor implements a first communication protocol and a second adaptor implementing a converged network protocol, wherein the converged network protocol facilitates communication of packets encoded with a second communication protocol with a third communication protocol network. Parameters are configured in a memory for communication between the first adaptor and the second adaptor in the converged network protocol to indicate to the second adaptor that the converged network protocol is supported, wherein the first adaptor does not support the converged network protocol. A packet is received at the first adaptor encoded in the second communication protocol directed to the third communication protocol network. The packet is forwarded to the second adaptor to forward to the third communication protocol network. A command is received at the second adaptor, directed to the first adaptor, to implement a function in the converged network protocol for communication between the first and second adaptors. Operations are performed to implement the function using the parameters in the memory to support transmission of packets between the first and the second adaptors.

  • Building Floor Structure and Process for Forming Same

    This disclosure relates to a building floor structure comprising two or more spaced-apart beams, each beam comprising an upwardly facing support surface on at least one side of the beam; and one or more frameworks positioned between and adjacent two of the two or more spaced-apart beams, each of the one or more frameworks having two side regions, each side region comprising a downwardly facing bearing surface adapted to be received on the upwardly facing support surface of the respective beam. This disclosure also relates to a process for constructing the building floor structure.


    Names of entities, such as people, in an image may be identified automatically. Visually similar images of entities are retrieved, including text proximate to the visually similar images. The collected text is mined for names of entities, and the detected names are analyzed. A name may be associated with the entity in the image, based on the analysis.


    A net layer (32) defines the shell (40) of a building, carried by any necessary supports. A hardening layer (34) is applied to fix the shape of the net layer (32) and to establish wall, roof, and floor. Optionally the shell is of sufficient strength to receive application of further layers in order to define an exoskeleton. Structures of roof sections include parallel-sided segments and converging-sided segments, with troughed or domed section shapes. Structures of walls include opposed shell sides (35), (78) and central filler layers (70), together defining an exoskeleton. Posts (72) can add additional structural capacities for supporting walls, roof and floor and can be formed integrally of net (32) and hardener (34).

  • Platform Specific Application Building

    Disclosed are new approaches for building an application for a specific platform. Source code files may be compiled to an intermediate module and transmitted to a build server along with metadata describing a target operating environment. The build server selects an application template including an application shell suitable for the target operating environment. The application shell may be bound to the intermediate module by modifying the application shell to verify a signature of the intermediate module prior to executing it. The application shell may include a binary executable for executing the intermediate module in the target environment. Also disclosed is an approach for providing access to an application on a subscription or trial basis.


    Formed building materials comprising a sequestered CO.sub.2 are provided. The building materials of the invention include a composition comprising a carbonate/bicarbonate component. Additional aspects of the invention include methods of making and using the formed building materials.

  • Method for Producing Fungus Structures

    A method for growing organically derived building materials in the form of a moldable substrate that can be engineered to serve a wide range of manufacturing and construction applications is presented. In particular, the embodiments consider a plurality of fungal molded shapes preferably grown from fungal inoculum and mechanically compressed at least once during the growing process as well as integration of structure support members to the fungal structure. The present invention provides a fungal substrate which could be molded, and easily and cheaply preprocessed to precise geometric specifications. The organically derived building materials also incorporate layers of structural reinforcements to improve load bearing and other structural capacities.


    Provided is a highly versatile conductive metallic coating material which is free from the limitation related to a facility without handling complication, and which can maintain its anticorrosive action for a long period. Specifically provided is a conductive metallic coating material which has an organic resin component and a metal component containing aluminum and magnesium and which exhibits a sacrificial anticorrosive reaction on iron. A content ratio of the metal component and the organic resin component is desirably 98:2 to 80:20 in terms of weight ratio. The conductive metallic coating material according to the present invention is usable for preventing corrosion of a building structure or a civil engineering structure and for repairing a corrosion proof treated surface of an existing building structure or a civil engineering structure.


    The present invention provides a polyester (meth)acrylate resin composition that is excellent in terms of compatibility with dicyclopentenyloxyethyl (meth)acrylate (B) and that has a suitability for spraying that means the composition is suitable for use in a spraying method in the field of civil engineering and construction and the like, a coated structure produced by coating the same, and a method for constructing the same by using, as an acid component of the polyester structure of a polyester (meth)acrylate resin (A), an alicyclic dibasic acid (A1) and/or an aliphatic dibasic acid (A2) in an amount of 40% by mole or more.


    The invention relates to a method for transporting a civil engineering structure (1) comprising a mast (3) in an aquatic medium, the method comprising the following steps: associating the civil engineering structure (1) with at least one buoyancy unit (2) by a fastening means (10), moving the civil engineering structure (1) and the associated buoyancy unit (2) in the aquatic medium as far as a desired position, the fastening means (10) being located in a region of the civil engineering structure (1) that is situated above the centre of equilibrium of said civil engineering structure (1) associated with the buoyancy unit (2), and fastening means (10) being configured so as to uncouple the rotational movements of the buoyancy unit (2) and of the civil engineering structure (1) about at least one axis perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the mast (3) of the civil engineering structure (1).


    The present invention discloses a method for analyzing structure safety, and the method uses valid vibration measurement signals to obtain mutual feedbacks for a structural model analysis and a calibrated structural model to simulate a disaster situation to obtain the critical force exertion and deformation scale of a structure. The method is applied to capture the stability index of the structure to analyze the structure safety or applied for a structure safety evaluation or a health monitoring, or even for a structure multi-hazards safety determination.


    A method and a device for damping relative motion between structural elements (4a, 4b, 5), and in particular for damping oscillations in a stay cable of a building or a civil engineering structure. A damping device is disclosed which provides motion damping by means of frictional engagement (1a, 1b) between friction surfaces composed of low-friction polymeric material (2a, 2b, 3a, 3b). The polymeric material preferably includes a dispersed lubricant. The use of low friction polymers results in a constant damping which is effective over a broad range of displacements and forces.


    Embodiments of the invention relate to the visualization of geographical information and the combination of image information to generate geographical information. Specifically, embodiments of the invention relate to a process and system for correlating oblique images data and terrain data without extrinsic information about the oblique imagery. Embodiments include a visualization tool to allow simultaneous and coordinated viewing of the correlated imagery. The visualization tool may also provide distance and measuring, three-dimensional lens, structure identification, path finding, visibility and similar tools to allow a user to determine distance between imaged objects.


    A device, kit, and method are provided for anchoring an element on an exterior face of a wall of a building. The method includes, from the inside of the wall, running a line into a hole passing through the wall and fixing said line to an element anchoring device. The device comprising a fastener of said element, a bearing means, a first fixing means and a guide able to guide a second fixing means that collaborates with said first means. The method includes, from the inside, pulling said line in order to introduce the guide into said hole and, from the inside and using the guide, fixing the two fixing means together to press the bearing means firmly against the exterior face of the wall.


    Methods and compositions for improving the strength and longevity of secondary roadways through environmentally sound practices are disclosed herein. A composition for road sealing includes an aqueous emulsion of acrylic and vinyl acetate polymer, water, and a resin-modified emulsion, wherein the resin-modified emulsion includes a mixture of pitch and rosin, an emulsifying agent, and water.


    A method includes receiving a design layout file for an integrated circuit device in a computing apparatus. The design layout file specifies dimensions of a plurality of features. Outer markers are generated in the computing apparatus for at least a subset of the features based on the proximity of the features to one another and spacing requirements. Features are identified in the computing apparatus where the associated outer marker has at least one dimension greater than the dimensions specified for the feature.


    Methods and systems are provided to improve design, manufacture and performance of oilfield equipment and well tools using three dimensional (3D) scanning technology and one or more feedback loops. Manufacturing processes and techniques associated with a well tool may be evaluated based on comparing "as built" 3D data with a design data file for the well tool. Based on differences between "as built" 3D data and the design data file, one or more changes in associated manufacturing procedures and/or techniques may be made. Computational fluid dynamic applications may be used to simulate fluid flow characteristics of a well tool using associated design data file, "as built" 3D data and/or after use 3D data. The associated design data file, manufacturing procedures and/or procedures for use of the well tool may be modified based on comparing simulated fluid flow data with desired fluid flow characteristics for the well tool.

  • Drag Reduction Plate and Structure For Trailers

    A drag reduction plate is provided for trailers that are towed by vehicles along a roadway or highway, where the trailer typically has a box-like construction having a bottom, top, front, back, and sides, and at least one wheel set near the back end and below the bottom thereof. The drag reduction plate is a rigid or semi-rigid plate secured to and depending vertically downwardly from the bottom of the trailer and being disposed along a portion of the length of the trailer forwardly of the at least one wheel set. A drag reduction structure comprises a drag reduction plate and a pair of deflector plates also depending vertically downwardly from the bottom of a trailer; and extending outwardly and rearwardly from the rear end of the rigid or semi-rigid plate in a region which is forward of the at least one wheel set. The outer edges of the deflector plates are located at positions which are wider than the outer width of the wheel set.


    A concrete culvert assembly includes a set of spaced apart elongated footers, a plurality of precast concrete culvert sections supported by the footers. Each concrete culvert section has an open bottom, an arch-shaped top wall and spaced apart side walls to define a passage thereunder, each of the side walls extending downward and outward from the top wall. Each of the side walls has a substantially planar inner surface and a substantially planar outer surface. First and second haunch sections each join one of the side walls to the top wall. Each side wall is tapered from top to bottom such that a thickness of each side wall decreases when moving from the top of each side wall to the bottom of each side wall. A bottom portion of each side wall has an exterior vertical flat extending upward from a horizontal bottom surface thereof.


    A method for controlling two electrically series-connected reverse-conductive (RC) IGBTs (RC-IBGT) of a half bridge is disclosed, wherein an operating DC voltage is applied across the series connection and one of the two series-connected reverse-conductive IGBTs operates in IGBT mode and another of the two series-connected reverse-conductive IGBTs operates in diode mode, and wherein each of the two reverse-conductive IGBTs has three switching states "+15V", "0V", "-15V". The RC-IGBT T1 operated in diode mode does not go into the switching state (-15V) of highly charged carrier concentration, but instead into a state of medium charge carrier concentration associated with the switching state "0V", and not into the switching state "-15V", as is known from conventional methods. This reduces the reverse-recovery without adversely affecting the forward voltage.


    Method of extinguishing or suppressing fire includes applying a pseudoplastic composition onto a railroad track or railroad right-of-way. The pseudoplastic composition clings to a surface positioned in any orientation. The pseudoplastic composition includes starch, a pseudoplastic, high yield, suspending agent, and water. Apparatus for applying the pseudoplastic composition onto a railroad track or railroad right-of-way are also disclosed.


    A model railroad car coupler assembly comprises a coupler with an upper shank having a coupler knuckle at a distal portion and a flat proximal portion, a lower shank having a coupler thumb at a distal portion and a flat proximal portion, and a coil spring terminating in first and second end portions, with a first turn of the coupler spring interlocked with the upper shank and a second turn interlocked with the lower shank. A mounting box has a circular mounting post that accepts circular openings in the shanks permitting them to rotate relative to each other between a closed coupled position and an open uncoupling position. The spring end portions engage the mounting box to bias the shanks into their coupled position. The knuckle carries a ferrous actuating pin that cooperates with a magnetic pad along a track to rotate the upper shank into its open position.


    A railroad coupler assembly having at least a body and a knuckle both formed in a no-bake manufacturing process, the body and the knuckle having dimensional tolerances of distances between features that wear during operation that are about half those obtained from a body and a knuckle manufactured by a green sand process, resulting in increased fatigue life compared to the body and the knuckle manufactured by a green sand process. The body and the knuckle resulting from the no-bake manufacturing process have no observable laps, scabs, chaplets or welding in critical areas of the body and knuckle, which are reflected in surface conditions matching SCRATA (Steel Castings Research and Trade Association) values of: D1 (laps); E1 (scabs); F1 (chaplets); and J1 (welds).


    A structural reinforcement includes a plurality of individual reinforcing elements. Each of the plurality of reinforcing elements includes a first end segment, a second end segment and an intermediate segment between the first and second end segments. A support engages the plurality of individual reinforcing elements along the intermediate segments and holds the elements in parallel.


    A passive electromagnetic wave reflector for measuring, from a satellite, local strain in a structure located on the Earth's surface, characterized in that it comprises a substantially vertical, relative to the Earth's surface, planar element, the planar element having a rectilinear side making contact with the structure the strain of which is to be measured, said element being aligned with the axis of the Earth's poles, and, fixed to the planar element, a mechanical structure having a first part located on a first side of the planar element and a second part located on a second side of the planar element, opposite the first side, the mechanical structure forming a rectilinear edge that, in combination with the rectilinear side of the planar element, forms a means for holding in position the reflector on the structure the strain of which is to be measured.