A repertory dialer for managing commonly used phone numbers. The system manages memorized phone numbers automatically without direct user intervention. It is particularly useful when the phone company changes area codes. The system can make area code changes transparent to phone users.
This invention can be attached to the head of a milling machine and performs the functions of a center scope and an edge finder. Unlike a center scope or an edge finder it does not have to be removed from the machine before the machine is used. The invention performs this function by processing images from two cameras that are shot from off axis vantage points. The two images are processed to create a synthetic image that appears to be shot from the on axis vantage point. The processor adds a cross hair to the image to indicate that point on the workpiece that is exactly at the center axis of the quill. This allows the machine operator to exactly position the spindle precisely over a target point on the workpiece in a convent and safe manner.
A container for safely dispensing or drawing in volatile fluids such as gasoline. The device includes a flexible siphon hose for filling other containers or drawing in fluid from other containers. The fluid flow is controlled by the pressure applied to a flexible surface of the container. In the normal storage position the container cannot leak fluid out of the siphon.
An astigmatic lenticular projector system includes a beam former for generating a family of planar light beams representative of an object; and an image former for diverging the light in each of the planar light beams transversely to the plane of the beams and not diverging the light along the plane of the beams for generating a viewable astigmatic image.
A novel means of attaching a plow frame to a vehicle frame is described. The attachment means includes ears on both the plow frame and the vehicle frame. The ears are joined together by pins that are inserted through holes in the ears. The ears are shaped in such a way that they can be forced into alignment using the plow's lifting device. when the ears are held in alignment this way the coupling pins can be easily inserted. This greatly eases the coupling of the plow to the vehicle.
Method And Apparatus For Oscillatingly Elevating Fluid
A fluid ladder or a fluid lifter and a method for lifting a liquid or a flowable or fluid-like material such as grains, sand, soil, and the like from one level to a higher level preferably through oscillation. The fluid ladder is capable of lifting fluids without the use of conventionally known pump devices and without the need for energy sources such as electrical energy, combustion energy and the like. The apparatus may be operable using energy sources such as that provided by muscles e. g. , the muscle use of a human being or animal or the energy provided by oscillatory wave motion of a body of fluid. The fluid ladder lifts fluid through a series of, or a plurality of, reservoirs. Each reservoir of the series of reservoirs is subsequently positioned at increasing heights from the body of fluid being lifted and each of the reservoirs is connected sequentially or serially through a series of channels the reservoirs connected such that fluid flows from one reservoir to the adjacent and more elevated reservoir, when the ladder is positioned for use to lift fluid and appropriately oscillated or rocked. The reservoirs, or at least a portion of the reservoir volumes, are raised and lowered by the rocking motion and consequently fluid flows sequentially to higher reservoirs.
A planar alignment system and method for aligning a first planar surface parallel to a second planar surface including: attaching a target base having a first planar reflective surface so that the first planar reflective surface is parallel to the first planar surface, positioning a reflector having a second planar reflective surface so that the second planar reflective surface is parallel to the second planar surface, positioning a planar target parallel to one of the planar surfaces, transmitting a radiation beam, at an angle perpendicular to one of the planar surfaces, from a radiation transmitter releasably attached to that planar surface, toward the planar reflective surface of the other planar surface, and reflecting the transmitted radiation beam between the planar reflective surfaces so that the reflected radiation beam strikes the planar target, producing a calibration point whose displacement from the originally transmitted radiation beam is indicative of the positional alignment between the first planar surface and the second planar surface.
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