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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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System integrators selected to join Vention's CSI Program have specific expertise in their given industries, notably in machine design, industrial automation and automation software development.
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Congress on Industrial Engineering, Machine Design and Automation (2014: Sanya, Hainan, China) and Congress on Computer Science and Application (2nd: 2014: Sanya, Hainan, China) Edited by Shihong Qin and Xiaolong Li
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Jahangir Rastegar, professor at SUNY, Stony Brook, received the Machine Design Award for "eminent achievements as an inventor and scholar in the field of machine design, particularly in the area of smart actuation and control".
By using an existing machine design package and technology Phasa did not need to "reinvent the wheel", so was able to offer a package that was at a standard machine price and could be delivered quickly, going into production immediately.
With the new machine design that allows for increased speeds of up to 500 products per minute, the Presto D2 can support high production volumes with a small footprint.
Prior to his promotion, he worked as a mechanical and electrical machine design engineer.
Prior to his promotion to regional sales manager, he worked as a mechanical and electrical machine design engineer.
STUDENTS at a North East university have scooped two enterprise awards for their innovative vending machine design.