Oakland, CA, United States
Oakland, CA, United States

Bartholomew JoJo "Bart" Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons and part of the Simpson family. He is voiced by actress Nancy Cartwright and first appeared on television in The Tracey Ullman Show short "Good Night" on April 19, 1987. Bart was created and designed by cartoonist Matt Groening while he was waiting in the lobby of James L. Brooks' office. Groening had been called to pitch a series of shorts based on Life in Hell but instead decided to create a new set of characters. While the rest of the characters were named after Groening's family members, Bart's name was an anagram of the word brat. After appearing on The Tracey Ullman Show for three years, the Simpson family received its own series on Fox, which debuted December 17, 1989.At ten years old, Bart is the eldest child and only son of Homer and Marge, and the brother of Lisa and Maggie. His birth date is formally stated in season 26 episode "Simpsorama" as February 23 but this date is contradicted in earlier episodes. Bart's most prominent character traits are his mischievousness, rebelliousness and disrespect for authority. He has appeared in other media relating to The Simpsons, including video games, The Simpsons Movie, The Simpsons Ride, commercials, and comic books; he has also inspired an entire line of merchandise. In casting, Nancy Cartwright originally planned to audition for the role of Lisa, while Yeardley Smith tried out for Bart. Smith's voice was too high for a boy, so she was given the role of Lisa. Cartwright found that Lisa was not interesting at the time, so instead auditioned for Bart, which she thought was a better role. Hallmarks of the character include his chalkboard gags in the opening sequence; his prank calls to Moe; and his catchphrases "Eat my shorts", "¡Ay, caramba!", and "Don't have a cow, man!"During the first two seasons of The Simpsons , Bart was the show's breakout character and "Bartmania" ensued. Bart Simpson T-shirts sporting various slogans and catchphrases became popular, selling at a rate of a million per day at their peak. The song "Do the Bartman" became a number one charting single and the seventh best-selling song of 1991 in the United Kingdom. Bart's rebellious attitude and pride at underachieving caused many parents and educators to cast him as a bad role model for children. A T-shirt reading "I'm Bart Simpson. Who the hell are you?" was banned in several public schools. Around the third season, the series started to focus more on the family as a group, although Bart remains one of the most prominent characters on the series. Time named Bart one of the 100 most important people of the 20th century, and he was named "entertainer of the year" in 1990 by Entertainment Weekly. Nancy Cartwright has won several awards for voicing Bart, including a Primetime Emmy Award in 1992 and an Annie Award in 1995. In 2000, Bart, along with the rest of his family, was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Wikipedia.


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Bart and Bellon | Date: 2017-01-04

A modular device for wireless communication between a transmitter and a receiver, the latter being mounted on a fastener to be worn by an animal/a human being or to be in contact therewith, comprising a string of individual separate elements or modules (210, 310), each containing at least either the PCB (213, 313), the battery (214, 314) or one or more contact points (220, 320) of same polarity respectively, said separate individual elements (210, 310) being attached to one another thanks to at least two substantially parallel flexible tubes (31, 32 ; 331, 332) containing said wires, so that the specific location of the modules (220, 320) containing the contact points and the order or sequence thereof in the string define an extension length for the contact points.


The invention relates to a spiral pump and a device for treating water comprising this spiral pump, and associated method. The spiral pump comprises:- a housing provided with an inlet (8a, 8b, 8c) for water; and- a pump body (2) which is accommodated in the housing and rotatable around an axis (12), wherein the pump body (2) comprises at least one spiral channel,wherein a first outer end (8a, 8b, 8c) of the at least one spiral channel is located on an outer side of the pump body and forms an entrance opening for alternately taking in water and air through rotation of the pump body in the housing, and a second outer end of the at least one spiral channel debouches into an outlet (10) close to the axis, wherein the housing is embodied as pressure chamber.


Patent
Bart | Date: 2017-04-26

The present invention relates to a method for processing potatoes, comprising the provision of potatoes and the possible removal of the skin from said potatoes before further processing of the potatoes takes place. In this method potatoes are visually monitored for defects and then subdivided into good and bad potatoes, after which the bad potatoes are separated and additionally treated to selectively remove defective elements such as wireworms, rust, blackening, scab and eyes.


The invention relates to a drum filter for water filtration and method therefor. The drum filter comprises: a housing; a filter drum arranged in the housing and comprising a filter surface, wherein the filter drum is rotatable around a shaft; an inlet for supplying water for filtering to an outward facing side of the filter surface for the purpose of collecting fouling on the filter surface; an outlet for discharging filtered water; and a sprayer for spraying clean the filter surface, wherein the sprayer is configured to spray substantially transversely over the outward facing side of the filter surface.


Patent
Russell, Johnson, Bart and Petka | Date: 2012-11-21

A method for conducting secure transactions is disclosed, the method comprising receiving from a customer a customer identifier and a value for at least one prescribed personal data field different from the customer identifier; certifying that the value of the at least one prescribed personal data field is associated with the customer; and reducing the price of a deliverable by a prescribed discount in exchange for the value for the at least one prescribed personal data field. An apparatus for use in carrying out the comprises a biometric sensor configured to receive a biometric input; a memory configured to store a biometric template associated with a user, the memory configured to store a value associated with the user, the value being associated with a prescribed personal data field; and a processor coupled to the biometric sensor and the memory, the processor configured to authenticate a biometric input based on the biometric template, the processor configured to output to a receiving party associated with a deliverable the value associated with the user such that the receiving party reduces a price of the deliverable by a prescribed discount when the biometric input is authentic.


Vitolins M.Z.,BART
Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology | Year: 2013

Hot flashes occur in approximately 80% of androgen-deprived men. Few intervention studies have been conducted to relieve hot flashes in men. Eligible androgen-deprived men were randomly assigned to one of four daily regimens (2 × 2 factorial design) for 12 weeks: milk protein powder and placebo pill, venlafaxine and milk protein powder, soy protein powder and placebo pill, or venlafaxine and soy protein powder. The primary end point was hot flash symptom severity score (HFSSS), defined as number of hot flashes times severity. The secondary end point was quality of life (QoL), assessed by using the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Prostate. In all, 120 men age 46 to 91 years participated. Most were white (78%) and overweight or obese (83%). Toxicity was minimal. Neither venlafaxine nor soy protein alone or in combination had a significant effect on HFSSS. Soy protein, but not venlafaxine, improved measures of QoL. In androgen-deprived men, neither venlafaxine nor soy proved effective in reducing hot flashes. Interventions that appear effective for decreasing hot flashes in women may not always turn out to be effective in men.


An intra-oral device for protecting oral tissues during radiation treatment is disclosed. In an embodiment, the device includes substantially a U-shaped upper member and lower members coupled to the upper member at their first and the second ends, and a substantially oval-shaped protective element disposed between the first ends of the upper and lower members and the second ends of the upper and lower members and movably coupled with one of the upper or lower members so as to provide for a three-dimensional spatial adjustment of the protective element between the first and second ends of the upper and lower members. The upper and lower members are configured to receive upper and lower teeth of a patient and the protective element is configured to engage a tongue of the patient so that the tongue is selectively positioned for treatment and/or diagnostic procedures.


Patent
Bart | Date: 2011-08-10

The invention concerns an apparatus (1) and a method for the handling of plates or sheets (2) on a surface (3). The apparatus includes a moveable loading platform (6) for the plates, which platform is moveable by driving means (8) for the plates. The platform is carried by a vertical suspension beam (5). Upon the suspension beam (5) a first carrying arm (16) is mounted perpendicularly to the beam. The said arm (16) is surrounded by an element (26) and has a fixed connection to the loading platform (6). First control means (22) allow the required rotation at an angle A of the element (26) with the loading platform (6) around the first carrying arm. The suspension beam has a second carrying arm (17) mounted crosswise to this beam (5). Its free top end (19) can be connected to a hook (20) of a hoist cable (4) as part of a hoisting device.


There is disclosed a vehicle comprising a chassis (1) provided with a suspension by means of which at least one rigid wheel axle (3) is steerably mounted to the chassis, being capable of spring movement in the vertical direction of the vehicle, wherein said suspension comprises at least one leaf spring (4,5), which leaf spring is supported by the wheel axle in a manner in which the wheel axle is movable in a direction transversely to the longitudinal direction of the wheel axle, in the horizontal plane, relative to the leaf spring. The leaf spring may be mounted for free spring movement at one of its ends, where it is supported by the wheel axle, and the leaf spring may comprise a part in the form of a curved circular segment.


Patent
Bart | Date: 2016-05-16

A firearm safety system and method is described herein. The system may include a tracking system, a smart firearm and/or a smart magazine, and a smart tracking unit. The tracking system is in communication with satellites that monitor specific locations, a smart firearm and a portable electronic device. The tracking system includes an internal geographical database of specific monitored locations. The smart firearm includes a microprocessor and a receiver. The motor operates in response to a signal received, which may indicate that the firearm is approaching a no gun safety zone, whereby the signal causes the microprocessor to operate the automatic safety lock to prevent the apparatus from operating. The receiver monitors signals and receives location data from the satellites. The method of operating a smart firearm includes receiving a signal at the at least one receiver and responding to the signal by locking the automatic safety lock.

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