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Prime Inc | Date: 2017-04-05

A formliner for use in creating a decorative pattern on a curable material, the formliner comprising a cell and a rib extending along the cell and forming a boundary of the cell. The rib comprises a first section comprising a cross-sectional interior profile, wherein the first section is configured for creating the decorative pattern on the curable material; a second section comprising a cross-sectional exterior profile, the cross-sectional exterior profile of the second section being less than the cross-sectional interior profile of the first section; and a third section comprising a cross-sectional exterior profile, the cross-section exterior profile of the third section being less than a cross-sectional interior profile of the second section. A plurality of formliners can be connected by overlaying at least a portion of first sections onto at least a portion of second sections and by overlaying at least a portion of the second sections onto at least a portion of third sections such that the first sections of the plurality of formliners are flush with each other.


An air-cooled heat exchanger (ACHE) for cooling process fluids used in an industrial process. In one embodiment, the ACHE is configured as a forced- draft ACHE. A support structure supports the forced draft ACHE above grade. A tube bundle is supported by the structure and is configured to receive process fluids used in an industrial process. A plenum is connected to the support structure, positioned beneath the tube bundle and configured to direct air-flow through the tube bundle. A fan is supported by the support structure and positioned beneath the plenum. Rotation of the fan produces an air-flow that is directed through the tube bundle by the plenum. A fan drive system is supported by the support structure, positioned beneath the fan and comprises a permanent magnet motor comprising a motor casing, a stator and a rotatable shaft, the rotatable shaft being connected to the fan.


Patent
Prime Inc | Date: 2016-07-25

A drive system for driving a fan in a wet cooling tower, wherein the fan has a fan hub and fan blades attached to the fan hub. The drive system has a high-torque, low speed permanent magnet motor having a motor casing, a stator and a rotatable shaft, wherein the rotatable shaft is configured for connection to the fan hub. The drive system includes a variable frequency drive device to generate electrical signals that effect rotation of the rotatable shaft of the motor in order to rotate the fan.


A method and apparatus for scheduling and inserting advertisements into a plurality of presentation channels in a communications network in which the presentation channels contain the same programming, but different advertisements. A single programming channel is split into a plurality of presentation channels. Different advertisements are inserted into the different presentation channels. The advertisements to be inserted into advertising avails are they are detected are determined by utilizing queues stored in memory corresponding to each presentation channel. Each queue comprises an ordered list of advertisement resource locators (ARLs), in which the order dictates which advertisement is to be inserted in the next advertising avail and in which the ARLs indicate at least the location from which the advertisement can be retrieved.


Patent
Prime Inc | Date: 2015-09-04

Systems and methods for a vertical hydroponic garden described herein attempt to provide a solution to the geometry and spacing control between individual growing plants. The components can be combined for a complete standalone system or as a kit for assembly. An exemplary hydroponic garden system comprises a container configured to hold water; a support structure extending upward from the container; a plurality of housing components, each housing component configured to be supported by the support structure, each housing component having a plurality of apertures, wherein each aperture is configured to support a vessel configured for holding a plant; a pipe extending upward from the container through the housing components; and a pump configured to pump water from the container through the pipe to an upper most housing component, whereby water drips from the upper most housing component to the housing component below.


Patent
Prime Inc | Date: 2015-10-20

Presenting viewers with an alternative brief version of a recorded advertisement when they choose to fast-forward through or skip (or any other trick play event) the recorded advertisement. The alternative advertisement may be displayed instead of or in conjunction with the recorded advertisement (i.e., fast-forwarding advertisement is displayed in one portion of the screen (i.e., background or portion of a split screen) and the alternative brief version is displayed in another portion). The alternative brief version of the advertisement (trick play advertisement) may be a marketing message that is a static screen presenting a logo or a portion of the recorded advertisement, or may be a condensed version of the actual advertisement. The trick play advertisements may be targeted. An alternate or entirely unrelated advertisement can also be displayed as the trick play advertisement.


Patent
Prime Inc | Date: 2015-01-28

Improved abrasive device for appliance of a rotating, abrasive surface, having an upper hub wheel 10 and a lower hub wheel, which are arranged within each other, wherein the upper hub wheel 10 and the lower hub wheel are connected by threads and said threads are formed on the steep, matching sides 11of the hubs, resulting in reduced wear and improved handling. Advantageously a socket-sleeve 13 reduces the risk of entanglement, while a cut-out 16 facilitates assembly / disassembly of the hub wheels; a horizontally extending, abrasive media 23 allows improved, optical control during application.


Patent
Prime Inc | Date: 2016-02-11

Features for formliners to form a decorative pattern in a curable material and methods of using the same are disclosed. An improved formliner is disclosed with seamlessly connecting components that reduces the need for using adhesives for interconnecting a plurality of formliners in a pattern. Further, the formliner is configured to reduce and/or substantially eliminate visible seams in order to create a more natural appearance in a finished product of the curable material.


Patent
Prime Inc | Date: 2016-04-25

An Ad Management System (AMS) for managing sales and insertion of targeted advertisements into advertising opportunities (avails). The AMS provides advertisers an ability to describe their advertisements (ad characteristics) in terms of target market demographics, required ad bandwidth, ad duration, and other ad specific parameters. The AMS receives the ad characteristics and matches the ads to the avails. The AMS tracks different avails including duration and bandwidth of the avail, and uses a number of schemes to determine if the ad can be placed in the avail including comparing bandwidth requirements. The AMS targets advertisements by correlating subscriber characteristics to the ad characteristics. The subscriber characteristics may be associated with groups of subscribers (e.g. nodes in cable television environments) or to individual subscribers.


Patent
Prime Inc | Date: 2015-07-14

Method for detecting touches on a multi-touch interface comprising of receiving information relating to a first touch and information relating to one or more other touches through a touch-based display. The method further comprising performing a touch analysis, the analysis being a comparison of the first touch as compared to the one or more other touches in order to determine a writing touch and one or more non-writing touches. The analysis including an influence score component for performing a distance based comparison of the first touch to the one or more other touches, the comparison determining an influence score between the first touch and each of the one or more other touches. The analysis also including an impact score component for determining an impact score for each touch, the impact score based on the one or more influence scores between the first touch and the one or more other touches.

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