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MACHINE. A contrivance which serves to apply or regulate moving power; or it is a tool more or less complicated, which is used to render useful natural instruments, Clef. des Lois Rom. h.t.
     2. The act of congress gives to inventors the right to obtain a patent right for any new and useful improvement on any art, machine, manufacture, &c. Act of congress, July 4, 1836, s. 6. See Pet. C. C. 394; 3 Wash. C. C. 443; 1 Wash. C. C. 108; 1 Wash. C. C. 168; 1 Mason, 447; Paine, 300; 4 Wash. C. C. 538; 1 How. U. S., 202; S. C. 17 Pet. 228; 2 McLean, 176.

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In addition to supporting Machine Design, Leah Scully will provide content for the group's Hydraulics and Pneumatics and Global Purchasing brands.
The TIPPMATIC product line is customizable for ease of integration within any coffee machine design," said Jim Dick, Johnson Electric's senior vice president of Strategic Marketing.
17 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Automotive Systems, a leading supplier of automotive equipment that addresses the safety, comfort and performance of driving, hosted the announcement of the winners of Machine Design Magazine's "Smart Car" Ride and Drive at Convergence 2006 in Detroit today.
The dies are set up either in the conventional horizontal way or can be inverted to lie flat, depending on machine design.
A supplementary website hosts two machine design examples created with MATHCAD: rotor surface magnet permanent magnet machine and squirrel cage induction machine calculations.
A panel of Machine Design editors and engineering professionals judged the competition based on how well entrants use concurrent engineering and the success of the currently engineered product.
Jensen joined Penton in 2003 as a regional sales manager for Machine Design, Motion Systems Design and Medical Design.
A new machine for optical-disk production is said to be the world's first fully integrated, all-electric mold and machine design.
10, in Detroit by MACHINE DESIGN magazine and an engineering
PARTsolutions technologies and services provide strategic, world class solutions for our advertisers and we're pleased to make eCATALOGsolutions available to our customers," said John Petersen, publishing director of Machine Design.
CLEVELAND -- Penton Media's Design Engineering group, anchored by Machine Design magazine, announced today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with PARTsolutions[R], LLC, a leading provider of publishing solutions for 2D/3D digital parts catalogs, to launch the Machine Design CAD Library, a powerful, new resource for design engineers.