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Resilient molded heels for boots and shoes
Molded boot and shoe heels are made by injecting a foamable plastics molding material into a heel mold and thereafter injecting a pressurized gaseous fluid into...
Automotive spark plug cover
A spark plug cover includes a silicone elastomeric boot that includes a first portion for covering a spark plug terminal area and a second portion including a...
Computer with periodic full power-on self test
A fast boot computer which has three user-selectable modes of performing POST operations. The user can select full POST or quick POST be performed, as in...
Network enhanced BIOS enabling remote management of a computer without a
functioning operating system
A method and system of communicating with a computer through a network prior to booting the computer's operating system or after operating system failure is...
Submersible switch with static seal
A submersible rotary switch protects against moisture contamination and includes a housing containing an actuating mechanism and an oppositely disposed contact...
Mechanical strain relief
A mechanical strain relief for a cable is firmly attached directly to the using of the connector to which the cable termination is plugged into. The strain...
Sound insulating layer with integral boot
An acoustical barrier (10) for mounting to the fire wall (20) of a motor vehicle includes a sound barrier layer (12) of a molded construction and sound dampening...
Calf support on snowboard binding or snowboard boot
A calf rest arranged tiltably about a transverse axis on a heel stirrup or heel part of a snowboard binding or of a snowboard boot has, to limit the tiltability,...
A snowboard binding includes a base plate for supporting a universal boot plate. A pair of locking slots are arranged on the sides of the universal boot plate. A...
Carrying apparatus for the retaining parts of a ski binding
A carrying apparatus for supporting a ski binding toe piece and heel piece on a ski, the carrying apparatus having a length-adjustable coupling member arranged...
Quick adjustment boot securement device for a snowboard
A quick adjustment boot securement device for a snowboard is provided including a base coupled to the top of the snowboard. A boot binding housing is included...
An article of footwear (e.g., shoe, boot or overshoe) includes an upper including at least a portion formed of a compression-molded body. The body generally is...
Skate boot having an outsole with a rigid insert
An outsole including a base member, an insert member and a member for attaching a blade chassis to the insert member. The base member includes an outer surface,...
Footwear drying rack and method for its use
A footwear drying rack and a method for its use within automatic dryers having a rotating drum, the framework of the rack having one outwardly spring-biased main...
Firefighter's boot-to-trouser strap device
A system for keeping a firefighter's uniform together. Typically, firefighter's trousers can slip over the boots when the uniform is sitting together with the...
An apparatus and a method for storing diagnostic software on a data storage device provides one or more ghost partitions overlapping a user partition on a data...
Technique for reliable network booting of an operating system to a
A technique, specifically apparatus and accompanying methods, for use in a client-server environment for booting an operating system (O/S), such as a 32-bit...
Apparatus and method to determine cause of failed boot sequence to
improve likelihood of successful subsequent...
The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for improving the probability of a successful, subsequent attempt to boot a computer system after a...
Distributed data processing system
An arrangement for connecting a device or end system to an ATM network incorporates a device controller coupled to the end system via first and second virtual...
System for controlling the internal temperature of an ice skate boot
A ice skate boot that keeps the skaters feet warm. Thermal insulators are placed between the mounting plates and the sole of the boot. Thus, the amount of heat...
Backplane having strip transmission line ethernet bus
A data server having a plurality of hot replaceable processing unit modules. Each module includes a motherboard having plugged therein: a CPU; a main memory; an...
Adjustable spark plug boot
An adjustable spark plug boot in accordance with the present invention includes an assembly, a first groove, a first terminal locator chamber, and a second...
Snowboard boot and binding apparatus
A binding assembly for attaching a boot to a snowboard, designed in a manner to avoid cavities that can accumulate ice and snow and defeat its operation. The...
Snowboard securing device
A binding for snowboards and also to a boot with such a binding. To facilitates stepping in and out, the binding has a binding plate (5) which is provided with...
A snowboard binding is provided for releasably connecting a boot to a snowboard. One embodiment of the invention includes inner and outer main bodies to receive...
Rotational binding for a free style snowboard
A rotational boot binding for mounting on a free style snowboard. The binding allows the user of the snowboard to wear hard shell boots and while boarding rotate...
A snowboard binding (6) has an adjustably positioned toe ramp (44) mounted to the front end (32) of the base (18) with an upwardly curving front portion (62)...
Ice- or roller-skate
A skate comprising a boot having attached to its sole a support for mounting at least one element for a movement on a base surface, such an ice skate or a roller...
Drain for washing machine door boot
A boot drain for horizontal axis washing machines includes an elongated hollow tube with a forward end disposed within a lower portion of the boot, and a...
Footwear for grinding
Articles of footwear incorporating one or more sliding elements are described. Such articles include shoes, sandals, boots, and appliances for attachment to any...
Method and system for maximizing the apparent initial processing
capability of a computer
A method and system (50) reduce the apparent time between turning on a computer (10) and making available the computer (10) processing capability. The method and...
Primary swap size increase on a UNIX based computer system
A method for increasing the size of a primary swap partition on a computer system operating under control of a UNIX type operating system. The computer system...
Matingly engaged flexible entry boot
A flexible entry boot provides a fluid-tight fitting between a wall of a fluid containment region and a conduit passing through the wall. The flexible entry boot...
Device for retaining a boot on a board having a journalled dorsal
A device for retaining a snowboard boot includes a base on which the sole of the boot is adapted to rest, a turned-up heel support portion extending upwardly...
Snowboard boot ankle support device
An improved soft style snowboard boot which is internally reinforced by a multi-piece boot support assembly that includes a rigid molded plastic shank portion, a...
Foot strap assembly for wader boots
A foot strap assembly for wader boots is provided whereby a foot and leg may be more securely held within the wader boot preventing the boot from becoming stuck...
A sport boot having an external upper for protection against external damage, an assembly insole and an outer sole, and comprising an internal tightening system...
Traction altering footwear attachment device with resilient mounting
ring and fiber ground engagement surface
A footwear attachment device for releasable mounting on primary footwear, e.g., a boot or shoe, to provide enhanced traction. The primary footwear has an upper...
Method and apparatus for adding to the reserve area of a disk drive
A computer system having a monitor, disk drive, and central controller is disclosed. The computer manufacturer uses a method for expanding the reserve area of a...
Filter cartridge sealing method
The present invention is directed to a filter cartridge that provides for a secure dust tight seal and is easily inserted and removed from a filtration unit. The...
Swap size decrease on a UNIX based computer system
In a computer system operating under control of a UNIX type operating system, a primary swap space is decreased without reinstalling the operating system. The...
Tandem master cylinder piston protection with centering guide
A master cylinder for attachment with a pre-installed brake booster includes a housing having a bore to receive a piston and piston rod. An outermost end of the...
An article of footwear includes an outer boot having a sole and an upper that together define a volume for receiving and protecting a wearer's foot against...
Boot for an in-line skate
Security control for personal computer
A personal computer provides security features enabling control over access to data retained in the computer. The computer is secured by having the system ROM...
Semiconductor integrated circuit device
A semiconductor integrated circuit device incorporates logical arithmetic circuits (11) in order to set the internal circuits (7, 10) to a stable state. Each...
Data processor and data processing system
A data processor has a ROM that holds a boot program for causing the CPU to transfer a debug program from a serial interface circuit to a debug-use RAM area....
Flexible entry boot
A flexible entry boot assembly provides a fluid-tight fitting between a wall of a fluid containment region and a conduit passing through the wall. The flexible...
In-line skate frame and tool device adapted for a quick-release in-line
skate wheel axle
A tool for removing a wheel assembly from an in-line skate is provided. The in-line skate has a boot portion and a blade frame having opposing apertures and...