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The Court's findings are particularly relevant since the asserted '787 utility model is a branch-off from Copan's European patent EP 1 608 268 B1 relating to the same invention which also requires fibers deposited by flocking in an ordered arrangement of the fibers normal to the surface of the swab.
The survival value of flocking in neotropical birds: reality or fiction?
The mathematical biologist said: "The computer model describes many types of flocking or herding behaviour of individual creatures ( from the dense mills of schooling fish to the tumbling flocks of starlings.
Wallace also said her flocking crew is willing to flock anyone for a donation to the American Cancer Society.
The desire to offer his employees better benefits and a safe workplace prompted Ronald Webster, CFO of Fennville, Michigan-based West Michigan Flocking & Assembly, a 105-employee firm that manufactures a special "flock" fiber finish that it applies to car parts like glove compartments and CD trays for decoration and noise reduction purposes, to turn to ADP TotalSource, a Miami-based PEO.
When West Michigan Flocking first signed on with ADP TotalSource, it paid an initial per employee fee.
A quirk of flocking birds has allowed scientists to test the idea that a black chest patch works as a badge of status.
Flocking may also help birds conserve the energy they need for long-distance migrations.
have been the only rubber materials to which flocking has been applied.
In some cases, this flocking may be caused by the way the media portrays an issue, the researchers say.
The grasslands of northeastern Mexico, in the Mexican Plateau, support a great variety of resident and migratory bird species, flocking together in winter in heterospecific or monospecific groups.
Such flocking behavior is interesting from several perspectives, and a number of hypotheses have been put forth to explain the evolution of such inter-specific associations, primarily focusing on the avoidance of predation (Pulliam 1973, Elgar 1989) and the facilitation of food finding (Morse 1970, 1977).