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English to Chinese: Engineering Patent Sample General field: Law/Patents Detailed field: Mechanics / Mech Engineering
Source text - English STEAM CLEANING APPLICATORS
Field of the Invention
The invention relates generally to steam cleaning appliances, and more specifically to steam applicators and steam applicator support frames.
Brief Description of the Drawings
The accompanying drawings are not intended to be drawn to scale. For purposes of clarity, not every component may be labeled in every drawing. In the drawings:
Fig. 1 is a side view of a steam appliance system according to one embodiment of the invention;
Embodiments of the invention provided herein are directed to steam appliance systems in which a steam applicator can be maneuvered to clean and sanitize all kinds of surfaces, not merely floors. For example, the steam appliance system may be used to apply steam to oven hoods, countertops, appliances, walls, ceilings, glass surfaces, bathroom fixtures, upholstery, garments, etc. The steam appliance may include a portable steam generation unit and a steam conduit which guides steam to the steam applicator. In some embodiments, the portable steam generation unit is handheld, while in other embodiments the steam generation unit may include a shoulder strap, or include wheels or other rollers. Several different steam applicators may be provided with the system so that a steam applicator which is well-suited to a particular task may be used.
A steam cleaning applicator frame for supporting a steam-permeable material to form a steam cleaning applicator, comprising:
a plurality of support elements extending from the base and arranged such that the base and the support elements define a chamber for distribution of steam, the plurality of support elements being adapted to support the steam-permeable material; and a steam opening to introduce steam into the chamber.
English to Chinese: Reliability Engineering General field: Tech/Engineering Detailed field: Engineering (general)
Source text - English Reliability engineering is an engineering field that deals with the study, evaluation, and life-cycle management of reliability: the ability of a system or component to perform its required functions under stated conditions for a specified period of time. Reliability engineering is a sub-discipline within systems engineering. Reliability is theoretically defined as the probability of failure, the frequency of failures, or in terms of availability, a probability derived from reliability and maintainability. Maintainability and maintenance may be defined as a part of reliability engineering. Reliability plays a key role in cost-effectiveness of systems.
Reliability engineering for complex systems requires a different, more elaborate systems approach than for non-complex systems. Reliability analysis has important links with functional analysis, requirements specification, hardware & software design, manufacturing, testing, maintenance, transport, storage, spare parts, operations research, human factors, technical documentation and work skill training. Effective reliability engineering requires experience, broad engineering skills and knowledge from many different fields of engineering.
Reliability engineering is closely related to safety engineering and system safety, in that they use common methods for their analysis and may require input from each other. Reliability engineering focuses on costs of failure caused by system downtime, cost of spares, repair equipment, personnel and cost of warranty claims. The focus of safety engineering is normally not on cost, but on preserving life and nature, and therefore deals only with particular dangerous system failure modes. High reliability (safety) levels are also here the result of good engineering, attention to detail and almost never the result of re-active failure management (Reliability Accounting / Statistics).
"Reliability is, after all, engineering in its most practical form" as once stated by James R. Schlesinger, Former US Secretary of Defense.
Translation - Chinese 可靠性工程是一个从事有关可靠性（系统或元件在规定的时间内和规定的条件下执行规定功能的能力）研究、评估和生命周期管理的工程领域。可靠性工程是系统工程内的一个子学科。可靠性在理论上被定义为故障概率、故障频率，或者从可用性方面讲，是源于可靠性和可维修性的概率。可维修性和维修保养可以被定义为可靠性工程的一部分。可靠性在系统的成本效益方面发挥着关键作用。
English to Chinese: Literary Fiction General field: Art/Literary Detailed field: Poetry & Literature
Source text - English It's so unfair that Jase is darker than me, dark enough for a blush to be much less obvious on his caramel skin. But as soon as he spots me, his golden eyes light up, and he opens his arms wide for me to run into; I hurtle into him so fast I knock the breath out of him, and he's laughing as he hugs me back so tight he squeezes the breath out of me in return. I squeal with everything I have left as he picks me up and swings me around in a big circle, my legs flying out almost parallel to the ground. I cling to him for dear life, my hair whipping round my face, and I have a flash of memory: my father doing this to me when I was really small, my little hands gripping the collar of his shirt, my mouth wide, screaming into his face with delighted terror.
-Lauren Henderson, Kiss of Death, 2011
Translation - Chinese 太不应该了，杰思比我还黑，皮肤黑得像焦糖，脸红都不太看得出来。他一看到我，金色的眼睛一下亮了起来，并张开了双臂让我跑过去。我猛冲过去，冲得太快了，撞得他一口气喷了出来。为了报复我，他紧紧地搂住我，挤得我也喷出了一口气。他哈哈大笑，然后把我抱起来，在空中轮着大圈，我的腿都飞起来，几乎与地面平行了，我用尽全力地尖叫着。我抱紧着他，享受着生活的亲密，头发吹打着我的脸，我突然间想起来：在我很小的时候，父亲也这样抱着我转，我的小手抓着他的衣领，大张着嘴，既害怕又惊喜地对着他的脸尖叫着。
Other - University of Toronto
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