The-Edge | Date: 2015-05-24
The problems of efficiency and safety when exercising the pectoral muscles are solved in at least one aspect while maintaining low-complexity and portability by a free weight barbell with translating hand grips, with the grips having an integral weight application loading surface that moves with the grip. Provided is an exercise lifting bar having at least two hand grips, an integral loading surface for holding optional plate weights coupled to each hand grip, the paired or coupled grips and loading surfaces thereby defining a member; the members further being substantially cylindrical, collinear, and operable to translate relative to one another. Also included is a translation limiter to limit the motion between the members. A method of assembly and exemplary embodiments of the exercise lifting bar for use in cable exercises are also provided.
The-Edge | Date: 2015-04-29
A composition having an oil-in-water dispersion with enhanced stability is provided. The oil-in-water dispersion has particles of a hydrophobic agent with an average particle size between about 100 to about 999 nm, where the distribution of particle sizes are a monodispersity about the average particle size, and the negative charge on the particles generates a force of repulsion that exceeds the force of coalescence among the particles of the hydrophobic agent in the oil-in-water dispersion. A method for applying the composition to a food and/or beverage is also provided. The submicron average particle size, dispersity, and force of repulsion of the particles in the dispersion increase the extent of penetration and accelerate diffusion of the particles of the hydrophobic agent throughout a water phase of a food or beverage, to enhance the physical, chemical, nutritional and/or sensory properties of the food or beverage, and to prevent freezer burn.
The-Edge | Date: 2016-01-08
A roof panel includes a planar body having top and bottom edges, with a downturn edge extending therebetween, and an opposing channel edge. The downturn edge overlays a channel edge of an adjacent panel. The bottom edge overlays a top edge of another adjacent panel. A plurality of courses extends between the channel and downturn edges. Each course includes a nesting ridge to receive the downturn edge of an adjacent panel and to position a top surface of the panel flush with adjacent panels. Surface channels and contoured ridges are defined within each course. A drain aperture of the drip edge aligns with an adjacent channel edge to direct material through the drain aperture and onto adjacent panels. A gable member engages an edge when the panel has one or fewer laterally adjacent panels, wherein the gable member is flush with the adjacent planar body.
The-Edge | Date: 2016-01-13
An interlocking panel system for top-down installation on an underlying structure including a plurality of panels, with an uphill course and a downhill course where each panel is generally rectangular, having an uphill edge and opposing downhill edge. An interlocking member is disposed along the uphill edge, and a receiving member adapted to receive the interlocking member and a joining flange are disposed along the downhill edge. A panel of the uphill course is affixed to an underlying structure via fasteners through the joining flange. The interlocking member of a panel of the downhill course is insertable into the receiving member of the uphill course, and the position of the panel of the downhill course is adjustable within the span of the receiving member.
The-Edge | Date: 2015-09-28
The present disclosure relates to improved systems and methods for providing a catalyst to an internal combustion engine. To this end, the systems and methods described herein may redirect a measured flow of pressurized air from an existing engine air flow through a catalyst reservoir to create a catalytic aerosol or mist. The aerosol or mist may be reinjected or delivered to the air intake of an engine. In various embodiments, the systems and methods disclosed herein utilize an existing engine air flow to produce a catalytic aerosol and/or mist rather than utilizing electric pumps or Venturi draws. Air flow may be controlled, adjusted, and/or optimized based upon an engine to which the disclosed systems are coupled based upon one or more passive flow control components (e.g., filters, restrictors, orifices, and/or valves).