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  Griffin Technology: Elevator
Elevator holds your portable computer safely and securely at just the right height to match external monitors - and to save your aching neck.
Elevator conforms to health and safety standards, making your laptop safer and more comfortable to use all day long.
Both of these key ergonomic standards are made possible using Elevator with an external keyboard.
www.griffintechnology.com /products/elevator   (164 words)

  Hawaii Elevator Accident Lawyer, Escalator and Lift Attorney Wm Lawson- Helping with Honolulu, Maui, Big Island ...
Escalators and elevators are typically purchased from a third party and then maintained under an ongoing third-party agreement.
These maintenance agreements are generally written to keep the maintenance company primarily responsible for the operation and condition of the escalator or elevator; however, the owner probably still has a common carrier's duty of inspection and maintenance that in most states cannot be delegated.
A copy of the elevator or escalator permit can usually be obtained from the appropriate county agency and this will provide the basic information on the machinery involved.
www.accidentlawyerhawaii.com /elevator.html   (691 words)

  Elevator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Elevators are not an acceptable means of escape during a fire and should not be used by the public for this purpose.
Elevators are dispatched one-by-one when they reach a pre-determined passenger load, or when they have had their doors opened for a certain period of time.
The elevator in the new city hall in Hanover, Germany is a technical rarity, and unique in Europe, as the elevator starts straight up but then changes its angle by 15 degrees to follow the contour of the dome of the hall.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Elevator   (5792 words)

 Space elevator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A space elevator cannot be an elevator in the typical sense (with moving cables) due to the need for the cable to be significantly wider at the center than the tips.
However, most space elevator designs call for the use of multiple parallel cables separated from each other by struts, with sufficient margin of safety that severing just one or two strands still allows the surviving strands to hold the elevator's entire weight while repairs are performed.
An initial elevator could be used in relatively short order to lift the materials to build more such elevators, but the owners of the first elevator might refuse to carry such materials in order to maintain their monopoly.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Space_elevator   (8069 words)

 Horizontal Stabilizer - Elevator
The elevator is the small moving section at the rear of the stabilizer that is attached to the fixed sections by hinges.
Because the elevator moves, it varies the amount of force generated by the tail surface and is used to generate and control the pitching motion of the aircraft.
The elevator is used to control the position of the nose of the aircraft and the angle of attack of the wing.
www.grc.nasa.gov /WWW/K-12/airplane/elv.html   (684 words)

An elevator on the first level can not be moved down, and an elevator on the fourth level can not be moved up.
Elevator is abbreviated by E, and U and D are used to designate that the elevator moves up or down respectively.
The real problem though is creating a system that would allow the elevators to easily slide from one level to another but also stay in place on the different levels when they are not moving, and getting the elevators to line up exactly on each level.
www.chessvariants.com /3d.dir/elevator.html   (4724 words)

 Elevator History
The elevator as we know it today was first developed during the 1800s and relied on steam or hydraulic plungers for lifting capability.
By 1853, Elisha Graves Otis was at the New York Crystal Palace exposition, demonstrating an elevator with a "safety" to break the cab's fall in case of rope failure, a defining moment in elevator development.
In 1887, an electric elevator was developed in Baltimore, using a revolving drum to wind the hoisting rope, but these drums could not practically be made large enough to store the long hoisting ropes that would be required by skyscrapers.
www.columbia-elevator.com /info/history.html   (550 words)

 Elevator installers and repairers   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In addition to elevators and escalators, installers and repairers also may install devices such as dumbwaiters and material lifts—which are similar to elevators in design—as well as moving walkways, stair lifts, and wheelchair lifts.
Employment of elevator installers and repairers is expected to increase as fast as average for all occupations through the year 2014.
Elevators, escalators, lifts, moving walkways, and related equipment need to be kept in good working condition year round, so employment of elevator repairers is less affected by economic downturns and seasonality than other construction trades.
stats.bls.gov /oco/ocos189.htm   (1837 words)

Elevator was invented on a bus trip from Los Alamitos, CA to National City, CA.
If any player rips an Elevator card in half during a game, he shall buy a new deck of cards for the group and allow himself to be slapped upside the head by another player of his choice.
As elevator is a game of trust, other players are assumed to trust that the player really did play the card he claimed to.
www.bluepineapple.com /elevator   (3650 words)

 SPACE.com -- The Space Elevator Comes Closer to Reality
Still, the mental picture needed to grasp the elevator to space ideawell, you can't be weak of mind.
Forget the roar of rocketry and those bone jarring liftoffs, the elevator would be a smooth 62,000-mile (100,000-kilometer) ride up a long cable.
For a space elevator to function, a cable with one end attached to the Earth's surface stretches upwards, reaching beyond geosynchronous orbit, at 21,700 miles (35,000-kilometer altitude).
www.space.com /businesstechnology/technology/space_elevator_020327-1.html   (808 words)

 Elevator Sump Pump Requirements in Florida
This provision in the code is to assist in maintaining elevator service during a fire emergency.
Where drains are not provided to prevent the accumulation of water, a sump of adequate size and depth to accommodate a pump shall be provided, with or without a pump.
Elevator hoistways (even those that are hydraulic fluid driven type) do not meet the definition of Class 1, 2 or 3 of either Division 1 or 2 as prescribed by the NEC®, NFPA-70.
www.elevatorinspector.com /sumps.htm   (1276 words)

 Elevator History - Invention of the Elevator   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The first elevator designed for a passemger was built in 1743 for King Louis XV at his palace in France.
By 1850 steam and hydraulic elevators had been introduced, but it was in 1852 that the landmark event in elevator history occurred: the invention of the world's first safety elevator by Elisha Graves Otis.
The skyscraper, that most durable symbol of modernity, would not have been possible without the elevator, and the elevator as we have come to know it is largely the product of the company that Elisha Otis founded in the 1850s.
www.ideafinder.com /history/inventions/story049.htm   (1459 words)

 Elevator Data
The Delta Elevator Co. of Boston, which was responsible for maintaining the elevator, confirmed that the car's safety brake activated, but said Herne was mistaken that the elevator fell 12 stories.
The records run counter to the elevator industry's contention that the bulk of accidents are the result of careless or unsafe riders.
As two Whitney Carriage employees rode the elevator, Beauvais' hand was caught and held fast, causing him to be pulled into the shaft head first and to plummet three stories.
www.elevator-expert.com /elevator.htm   (711 words)

 Spacecraft: Den Beste Takes on the Space Elevator
According to a study funded by NIAC (admittedly conducted by an elevator proponent), the taper ratio for Kevlar would be about 260 million, whereas the taper ratio for carbon nanotubes would be about 1.5.
When the elevator is going up, it will be accelerating to orbital velocity, and it will exert a force on the tether counter to the spin of the Earth.
When the elevator is going down, it will be decelerating, and it will exert a force on the tether in the same direction as the spin of the Earth.
www.aoe.vt.edu /~cdhall/Space/archives/000550.html   (2049 words)

 The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The only elevator fall due to a complete cable system failure was when the cables were severed by an airplane crashing into the Empire State Building in the 1940's.
Elevator experts believe people may think this happened because they 1) got on an elevator going in a different direction than expected, or 2) saw the elevator floor indicator lights flash by quickly which gave the visual impression of falling.
If the car is not at the landing, the hall doors can't open because their opening can only be triggered by the arriving car engaging an unlocking device after the elevator has stopped at the landing.
www.eesf.org /safetrid/myths.htm   (359 words)

 LiveScience.com - World's Fastest Elevator Installed In World's Tallest Building
The elevator runs at a top speed of 1,010 meters per minute when ascending (600 meters per minute on the way down), which works out ot 60.6 kilometers per hour.
Elevator technology is more important than it looks; the invention of the safety elevator by Elisha Otis in 1857 and the subsequent introduction of the gearless traction electric elevator in 1903 allowed designers to create high-rise buildings that people would actually use.
The elevator was of the new sort that ran by gravitic repulsion.
www.livescience.com /scienceoffiction/technovel_taipai101_050124.html   (483 words)

 ThyssenKrupp Elevator--Home Page
ThyssenKrupp Elevator is the world’s premier manufacturer, installer and service provider of vertical and horizontal transportation technology.
We develop and supply elevators, escalators and moving walks – solutions that represent the cutting edge.
Our systems transport people in many of the world’s most modern and exciting buildings – from major airports to large shopping malls, from the world’s largest office buildings to the most famous and luxurious hotels.
www.thyssenkruppelevator.com   (145 words)

 Contest proposed for space elevator - Space News - MSNBC.com
The space elevator concept goes back to vintage science fiction — with emphasis on the "fiction." But in the past couple of years, researchers at institutions such as Los Alamos National Laboratory and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center have been looking into ways to turn the idea into reality.
If space elevators could actually be built, the cost of sending payloads into space could be reduced from $10,000 or more per pound (455 grams) to $100 or less — opening up a revolutionary route to the final frontier.
Conventional rockets would launch components of the elevator, which would be anchored to an Earth station to form a bridge to outer space.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/5792719   (1190 words)

It is said by many that “the elevator industry has its ups and downs”.
The legislation (Act No. 2003-349) mandates all elevators other than those located in industrial facilities that are not accessed by the general public, be inspected annually and that inspections be made on elevators under construction to make sure they are properly installed and maintained.
The board is composed of professionals in elevator manufacturing, design and repair as well as representatives of building managers, the public and the physically handicapped.
www.alalabor.state.al.us /elevator.htm   (230 words)

 Space Elevator: Momentum Building
At the third annual international conference on the space elevator being held in Washington, D.C., scientists and engineers are tackling hurdles that must be overcome for the concept to, quite literally, get off the ground.
He is a leading authority on the space elevator concept, and is moderator for this week’s event.
Edwards is quick to run down what’s up on the space elevator challenges, from carbon nanotube technology, power beaming, climber hardware to space debris impacts on the ribbon, health and safety issues, as well as cost, politics and regulations.
www.space.com /businesstechnology/space_elevator_040629.html   (862 words)

 CNN.com - Malfunctioning elevator kills man - Aug. 18, 2003
Hitoshi Nikaidoh, 35, was stepping into a second-floor elevator at Christus St. Joseph Hospital Saturday morning when the doors suddenly closed, pinning his shoulders.
The entire elevator bank was pulled from operation until the investigation is complete.
Elevators and escalators kill about 30 and injure about 17,100 people each year in the United States, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
www.cnn.com /2003/US/Southwest/08/18/doctor.decapitated.ap   (257 words)

 Elevator - HalfLife 2 Knowledge Base
Alternatively; you could just make it part of the func_tracktrain, as this is not really a button but just a brush to show where the button is.
Now you have a very basic elevator that moves when you press the button and stops on each floor.
Granted, it is not perfect, but this is my first elevator, and when I've had a look at it, I will post some more on this, ie.
www.hl2world.com /wiki/index.php/Elevator   (488 words)

 Technorati Tag: elevator
Associated Elevator Companies, Inc Associated Elevator Companies, Inc. is an independently owned company servicing, maintaining, installing and upgrading elevators in New England for over 100 years.
Elevators at Shopping.com Find, compare and buy products in categories ranging from home furnishing to furniture.
U.S. Directory for Elevators The Blue Book of Building and Construction is the leading source of regional, categorized construction information.
www.technorati.com /tag/elevator   (436 words)

 Elevator Fun   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On the highest floor, hold the door open and demand that it stay open until you hear the penny you dropped down the shaft go "plink" at the bottom.
When the elevator is silent, look around and ask "is that your beeper?" 34.
Draw a little square on the floor with chalk and announce to the other passengers that this is your "personal space." 41.
www.eyrie.org /~thad/strange/elevator.html   (471 words)

 BBC NEWS | Technology | Space elevator takes off
The elevator is essentially a cable, attached at one end to an ocean-going platform.
Commercial loads, such as sections of space stations, and eventually, perhaps, human tourists, are then mechanically pulled up the cable and catapulted into orbit at a fraction of the present cost.
Nasa's Dr Robert Cassanova says that although the elevator has a lot of potential, there are still technical and financial problems.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/technology/2188107.stm   (356 words)

 Keyless.com - Elevator Keyless Entry Systems
From a simple low rise elevator to multiple elevators serving up to 48 floors, Essex has an access control solution to fill most elevator security requirements.
The KE-1900 is a multiple user access control system designed for new or existing mid to high rise elevators.
Capable of serving up to 48 floors of two or more elevators (up to eight), the KE-1900 can be connected to a serial printer to provide audit trail event recording.
www.keyless.com /elevator.htm   (253 words)

 The Space Elevator Reference brought to you by SpaceRef
These image and video are courtesy Ted Semon at the Space Elevator Blog.
Courtesy Ted Semon at the Space Elevator Blog, here's the fifth in a series of videos of the University of Saskatchewan climbs that almost took the prize.
The Space Elevator Reference is Copyright © 2007 SpaceRef Interactive Inc. All rights reserved.
www.spaceelevator.com   (1002 words)

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