Circle Inc. | Date: 2016-08-08
An inflatable mattress includes a top panel, a bottom panel, and a side panel coupled between a perimeter of the top panel and a perimeter of the bottom panel. The side panel defines a cutout sized and configured to receive a headrest therein. The top panel defines a fabric section extending over the cutout.
Circle Inc. | Date: 2016-09-15
An enterprise geospatial intelligence service oriented architecture (EGI-SOA) provides a consumer with one or more tailored products in response to either a dynamic request or a standing request by the consumer.
Circle Inc., Samster Corporation and Sloan Holdings Inc. | Date: 2016-01-08
A ribbon cutter comprises a base and a turntable rotationally mounted on the base for movement between a plurality of rotational angles relative to a feed direction of the ribbon. A cutting arm pivotally connected to the turntable moves between an open position and a cutting position for cutting the ribbon at a selected angle determined by a rotational position of the turntable. A ribbon guide is provided for feeding a ribbon over the turntable, comprising an opening for manually drawing the ribbon through the ribbon guide to the turntable.
Circle Inc. | Date: 2015-06-12
The invention provides a method for monitoring a digital media receiver (including receivers for television or other type of digital media) to determine whether it is necessary for a receiver to re-connect in order to continue receiving a predetermined channel or stream. This invention is useful in digital media monitoring systems and in situations with many receivers connected to the same signal source and predetermined channels defined to be output by each receiver. One embodiment of the invention uses an auditing receiver that constantly scans the upstream channel-map, guide data, service information or system information to determine if the connection parameters required for receiving each predetermined stream have changed. Some examples of connection parameters include packet identifiers (PIDs), radio frequency (RF) channel and uniform resource locator (URL), depending on the type of broadcast and stream. When the auditing receiver gathers the latest connection parameters, a monitoring system compares the recently checked connection parameters to the connection parameters currently in use on each other receiver to determine if each receiver needs to be re-connected to continue receiving the predetermined stream defined for that receiver.
Circle Inc. | Date: 2015-06-03
An image display including an image substrate and a support structure. The image substrate includes a layer of leather material and has an image printed on a first surface. The support structure can include a front sheet, a back sheet and a plurality of side strips secured between the front sheet and the back sheet for forming a closed support structure. The image substrate can overlie an external surface of the front sheet so that the front sheet forms a rigid backing for the image substrate.
Circle Inc. | Date: 2015-12-04
A connecting rod and piston assembly for use in an oil-less pneumatic motor, wherein said connecting rod and piston do not require a wrist pin for connecting said rod to said piston; said connecting rod having at least two ends, connected to each other by a connecting member of a predetermined length; said at least two ends being a piston end and a crankshaft end; said piston end being distant said crankshaft end; said piston having a cylinder end and a connecting rod piston end receiving end, wherein said connecting rod piston end receiving end matingly engages said connecting rod piston end; said piston end is substantially ball shaped and said crankshaft end is shaped for engagement with a crankshaft; said connecting rod piston end receiving end is a socket shape to matingly receive said ball shaped piston end.
Circle Inc. | Date: 2016-03-15
A modular pier including: a plurality of connectable pier sections wherein each pier section includes a frame having a top, a bottom, at least one transverse frame member, a first transverse end frame member, a second transverse end frame member, a first longitudinal side frame member and a second longitudinal side frame member, at least one longitudinal anti-torsion member, at least one male connector, attached to the first end of the frame of each pier section; and at least one female connector, attached to the second end of the frame of each pier section, the at least one male connector including a first rod member and a second rod member; the second rod member being proximate the first rod member and lower the first rod member in relation to the top of the pier section; the at least one female connector including a first receiver for receiving the first rod member; and a second receiver for receiving the second rod member; the second rod member receiver being proximate the first rod member receiver and lower to the first rod member receiver in relation to the top of the pier section; wherein the first receiver receives the first rod prior to the second receiver receiving the second rod wherein the first rod in the first receiver facilitates maneuvering of the second pier section in relation to the first pier section during assembly and disassembly of the modular pier.
Circle Inc. | Date: 2016-03-24
Example implementations relate to a hand sander vacuum adapter. The hand sander vacuum adapter can include an adapter base and a vacuum collar. The adapter base can include a base plate configured to releasable engage a number of hand sander bases and a shaft extending from the baseplate. The vacuum collar can be rotatable three hundred and sixty degrees about an axis running through the shaft. The vacuum collar can include a chamber through which the shaft is positioned and a vacuum attachment member extending from the chamber. The vacuum collar can provide vacuum communication between a first end of the vacuum attachment member and a number of channels in the base plate and the base plate can be fixed with respect to the handle during operation.
Circle Inc. | Date: 2015-11-03
An image display including an image substrate and a support structure. The image substrate has an image printed on a first surface. The support structure can include a front sheet and a plurality of side strips extending from the front sheet. The image substrate can be adhered to an external surface of the front sheet so that the front sheet forms a rigid backing for the image substrate. A variety of image substrates are provided.
Circle Inc. | Date: 2015-12-14
The invention provides for methods, devices, and systems for pyrolyzing biomass. A pyrolysis unit can be used for the pyrolysis of biomass to form gas, liquid, and solid products. The biomass materials can be selected such that an enhanced biochar is formed after pyrolysis. The biomass can be pyrolyzed under specified conditions such that a selected biochar core is formed. The pyrolysis process can form a stable biochar core that is inert and/or resistant to degradation. The biochar or biochar core can be functionalized to form a functionalized biochar or functionalized biochar core. Functionalization can include post-pyrolysis treatments such as supplementation with microbes or physical transformations including annealing and/or activation.