WO/1995/023353 ELECTRODE PLATE FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL||WO||31.08.1995|
||PCT/JP1995/000257||KANEGAFUCHI KAGAKU KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA||TAKASE, Junji|
An electrode plate for liquid crystals which comprises a base film for liquid crystals containing an aromatic polyester or polycarbonate having a bisphenol component comprising at least one member selected from the group consisting of 1,1-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)alkanes, 1,1-bis(3-substituted-4-hydroxyphenyl)alkylcycloalkanes and 1,1-bis(3,5-disubstituted-4-hydroxyphenyl)alkylcycloalkanes and, provided on at least one surface of the film, a transparent electrode. This plate has a high heat resistance and is reduced in both retardation and thermal change thereof.
WO/1995/023388 METHOD AND CONTROL DEVICE FOR AUTHENTICATION||WO||31.08.1995|
||PCT/SE1995/000179||NON STOP INFO AB||BLANCHESTER, Tom|
A method and a control device (9) for controlling the authenticity of identity documents and valuable documents (42), wherein the document includes an image of the owner (44) of the identity document or an image of a pattern significant to the valuable document (42), for instance a banknote pattern. The scanning principle is based on dividing an image (44) into sub-areas (50, 52) which include a number of pixels (54) for an optical device (26). The control device (9) digitalizes pixel information in the form of reflected light intensities and chooses a number of sub-areas (52) for an authenticity check in a database with corresponding sub-areas (52) of a registered original document. The selection of sub-areas (52) for comparison purposes speeds-up the authenticity check. An authenticity check results in a measurement of the reliability of a document. The control device (9) is also used to register a document that has not yet been registered.
WO/1995/023379 DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAINTAINING AN INSURED SAVINGS ACCOUNT STRUCTURE||WO||31.08.1995|
||PCT/US1994/002152||HAGAN, Bernard, P.||HAGAN, Bernard, P.|
This invention relates to a data processing system and computer (102) based data processing method for managing an investment account structure (111). According to some of the preferred embodiments, the account structure (111) is made up of one or more annuity contracts (110) or life insurance contracts, each of the contracts being owned by one or more individual subscribers (104). Premiums are paid for the contracts being invested in one or more depository (108) accounts, insured by deposit insurance, at one or more financial institutions (108). According to another embodiment, annuity contracts (110) are structured in one or more irrevocable trusts (315), with each subscriber's (104) principal and/or income (108) placed in a trust corpus of one of the irrevocable trusts (317). Each subscriber (104) has a primary beneficiary (usually the subscriber (104) himself) and a secondary beneficiary (323). When a subscriber dies (319), the trust income (204) is distributed (320) to the remaining primary beneficiaries. When the last subscriber (104) dies, the entire trust (315) is distributed (323) proportionally to the secondary beneficiaries (323).
WO/1995/023332 SAMPLE-ASPIRATION SYSTEM||WO||31.08.1995|
||PCT/DE1995/000179||FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JÜLICH GMBH||ZADGORSKA, Zdravka|
The invention concerns a sample-aspiration system with a sample holder connected to the burner tube of an ICP-AES spectrometer as well as a gas-supply line. The sample holder (2), which can be heated, is connected to the bottom of the burner tube (1) by a cylindrical or conical channel (4). The gas-supply line (8) is also connected to the bottom end of the burner tube. The gas inlet (5) into the burner tube (1) surrounds the sample channel (4) so that the gas flow from the gas inlet envelops the zone round the centreline of the burner tube above the sample channel. The invention calls for a first component (3) which surrounds the top of the crucible-shaped sample holder concentrically to form a seal, the upper end of this component being cylindrical in shape. This compoenent has an aperture (4) which connects the sample holder to the burner tube (1). A second component (6) ensures a gastight connection between the first component and the burner tube (1). The bottom end of the burner tube has a downwards-reducing taper which fits tightly into an upwards-opening cone in the second component (6) which is made of metal and is cooled. The first component (3) projects into the burner tube in such a way that it forms, between itself and the inside wall of the burner tube (1), the gas inlet (5) surrounding the sample channel. The sample-aspiration system proposed is compact in design and can be manufactured using inexpensive materials. In addition, it is easy to heat the crucible-shaped sample holder.
WO/1995/023345 TRIANGULATION POSITION DETECTION METHOD AND APPARATUS||WO||31.08.1995|
||PCT/US1995/002462||ELECTRO-PRO, INC.||SKELL, Daniel, G.|
A method and apparatus are provided to detect the position of an object, such as a container, in a target window using the concept of triangulation of light radiation. A transmitter emits a pulse of light in response to a periodic clock pulse which is at least partially reflected off the container positioned in the target window and into a receiver, forming an optical triangle. The target window has the volumetric shape of two intersecting cones and therefore provides three axes detection. The signal produced by the receiver in response to receiving a light input is filtered to remove weak signals and checked to ensure that the light indicative signal is synchronous with the periodic clock pulse to eliminate errant light sources. The presence of a synchronous signal indicates the presence of an object in the target window wherein subsequent action may be taken, such as dispensing beverage and/or ice into a container within the target window.
WO/1995/023359 AC DRIVING DEVICE||WO||31.08.1995|
||PCT/JP1995/000270||CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD.||OKIGAMI, Tomio|
An improved EL driving device having a second power supply voltage generating means which generates a second power supply voltage for driving an EL by use of a first power source composed of a battery, third power supply voltage generating means which generates a third power supply voltage which is higher than a first power supply voltage and lower than a second power supply voltage, and driving signal supplying means which is driven by the third power supply voltage and supplies AC driving signals to the EL driving means. Since the level of the AC driving signals is raised in two stages, a semiconductor device for driving an EL having a high breakdown voltage and a high threshold voltage can be driven at a low voltage.
WO/1995/023366 FUEL ADDITIVE METERING SYSTEM||WO||31.08.1995|
||PCT/US1995/002264||RHONE-POULENC INC.||INDEY, Sophie|
A fuel additive system is disclosed which comprises a sensing device for determining the flow rate of fuel into the system and for generating a signal in dependence upon the fuel flow rate, a control system for conditioning the signal to produce a proportional speed of a variable speed motor, a metering pump driven by the motor for dispensing an additive into the fuel flow at a rate proportionate to the speed of the motor, and a valving device for controlling the rate of increase in the fuel flow rate to permit the control system and the metering pump to respond to the variations within an effective response time to substantially maintain a predetermined ratio between the fuel flow rate and the additive dispensing rate.
WO/1995/023304 COMPRESSION RING FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE||WO||31.08.1995|
||PCT/JP1995/000255||KABUSHIKI KAISHA RIKEN||WADA, Yoshiaki|
An object of the invention is to obtain a similar side sealing effect to what would be obtained when a means for cutting a ring corner angled portion for improvement of side sealing is used for a compression ring (1) having a special abutment comprising a projecting portion (2) provided in an upper corner angled portion of one of abutment end portions and a recessed receiving portion (3) provided in the other abutment end portion for receiving the projecting portion without using the same means and to enlarge the cross-sectional area of the projecting portion (2). To this end, grooves (14, 15) are formed in an inner circumferential surface (16) of a compression ring (11) in such a manner that centers of those grooves are positioned above a transverse center of the ring. Since the necessity of inner cutting is obviated, it is possible to enlarge the cross-sectional area of a projecting portion (12).
WO/1995/023307 INSERT VALVE||WO||31.08.1995|
||PCT/EP1995/000612||MANNESMANN REXROTH GMBH||STELLWAGEN, Armin|
The invention concerns firstly a hydraulic valve, more particularly a pressure-relief valve, with a sleeve-shaped valve housing (10), which can be inserted in a bore (11) in a receiving part (12). In particular, the valve has a first, rear section (13) which can seal the valve into the bore, a second section (14), located further forward, which can be moved further forward into the bore (11) and which, together with the bore, can form an annular space (19), and a third section (15), located in front of the second section, with a male screw thread for screwing the valve into the receiving part (12). To obtain a valve housing which is thin-walled and therefore space-saving, the interior (35) of the valve housing (10) in the region of the third section (15) is designed as an internal polygon (30), accessible in particular from the rear. The necessary torque can thus be introduced directly into the section bearing the male thread, bypassing the other sections. The invention also relates to a process for producing a hydraulic valve of the type according to the invention. In this process, the valve housing is made from a semi-finished product in the form of a tube.
WO/1995/023328 SAMPLE PREPARATION AND METERING SYSTEM||WO||31.08.1995|
||PCT/US1995/002461||THE CARDINAL INSTRUMENT COMPANY||HENSLEY, Paul|
An HPLC sample preparation system is disclosed. The invention comprises a conduit (26) for drawing in a reagent from a probe (22). The invention further includes a syringe pump (30a, 30b, 30c) for drawing in a metered amount of reagent through the conduit (26). The invention further includes a system (32) for purging the excess reagent from the conduit (26) such that only a precisely metered amount of reagent is drawn. A more preferred embodiment of the invention includes controllable valves (28, 28a) and a novel modular sample table.