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Sigma KEE - Device
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Device
A Device is an Artifact whose purpose is to serve as an instrument in a specific subclass of Process.
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Parents Artifact An Object that is the product of a Making.
Children AeratorA Device whose purpose is to mix Substances with Air.
 AnimalControllerAny Device which is used to control the movements of an Animal or Human, e.g. leashes, reins, harnesses, muzzles, bridles, shackles, handcuffs, etc.
 AnimalPoweredDeviceAnimalPoweredDevice is the subclass of Devices that function with power supplied by animals. Examples: oxcarts, horse-drawn plows, mule-driven mills.
 AttachingDeviceA Device whose purpose is to attach one thing to something else, e.g. nails, screws, buttons, etc.
 AudioRecorderAudioRecorder is a type of Device that creates an AudioRecording by capturing sound and storing it in a DataStorageDevice
 AutomobileMufflerA part of an AutomobileExhaustSystem that serves to reduce the amount of noise transmitted from the Engine to the environment.
 AxleAxle is a class of Devices each of which can be paired with two VehicleWheels to rotate and move a RoadVehicle.
 BallBearingA small Metal Sphere designed for use in applications where it is desirable to reduce friction between two parts.
 BarricadeWN: a barrier (usually thrown up hastily so as to impede the advance of an enemy), they stormed the barricade
 BatonA thin stick which is used for MusicalConducting.
 BrakeAny device that is designed to slow and stop the Motion of an object. This include brakes on wheeled vehicles as well as rock climbing equipment that uses friction to slow decent when rappelling.
 BrakeCaliperA Device assembly that presses a BrakePad against a BrakeRotor.
 BrakeDrumA rotating surface that is pressed on by the BrakeShoe.
 BrakePedalA brake pedal is a device inside a vehicle that has the purpose of being pushed to activate the bakes of the vehicle. Although normally pushed with the foot, this concept also covers handicapped-accessible devices mounted on the steering column that can be activated by pressing with the hands or fingers.
 BrakeRotorA rotating Metal disc that is pressed upon by a BrakePad to cause vehicle braking.
 BrushOrCombA Device which consists of a handle and bristles and whose purpose is to remove particles from something or to smooth something out.
 CamAn eccentric lobe that presses against a valve or level as it rotates.
 CameraA Device which is capable of Photographing.
 CanalLockGate
 ChimneyA thin passageway through which Smoke from a controlled fire is conducted Outside of a Building or Room.
 CleaningDeviceAny Device whose purpose is Cleaning something.
 ClutchA Device used to engage and disengage moving parts. It consists of a friction plate and a spring-loaded mechanism that engages the plate with varying force as the clutch is released. In an Automobile it ultimately connects the Engine with the Gearbox. For the purposes of this definition, we consider the DeviceOn state of the clutch to mean that it is not engaged with the clutch plate.
 CombustionChamberAny host of a Hole that is intended to contain Combustion events.
 CompassA Device that indicates the direction of the various DirectionalAttributes with respect to the device.
 ContraceptiveDeviceDevices which permit sexual intercourse but which reduce the likelihood of conception.
 CoolingDeviceA Device whose purpose is Cooling something, e.g. air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, etc.
 CuttingDeviceAny Device whose purpose is Cutting something else. This class covers knives of all times, axes, saws, razors, chisels etc.
 DataStorageDeviceAn instance of DataStorageDevice is a Device intended to be used for storing data (information).
 DistributorA mechanical Device that is part of an InternalCombustionEngine that sends electric power to the SparkPlugs at intervals that track the speed of engine rotation. They have been largely superceded in modern Automobile engines by electronic devices.
 DoorAn Artifact that restricts and permits access to a StationaryArtifact (e.g. Building or Room) depending on whether the Door is open or locked. Note that the class Door also covers gates, because it is not possible to define objective criteria that reliably distinguish doors from gates.
 DrivebeltA Pliable belt that links two Pulleys
 DryingDeviceDryingDevice refers to any Device used as an instrument in the Drying process
 EarphoneEarphone is a type of Device that that converts electric signals into sound and is usually held over or inserted in the ear
 ElectricalOutletElectricalOutlet refers to a Device that is used to connect a plug to a power source so that Electricity can flow from the source to an ElectricDevice
 ElectricDeviceA Device that uses Electricity as its primary power source.
 EngineChokeA device to restrict the flow of Air to an engine, typically when cold, that increases the Fuel to Air ratio.
 EngineConnectingRodA Device that connects the Piston to the Crankshaft.
 EngineeringComponentA fundamental concept that applies in many engineering domains. An EngineeringComponent is an element of a Device that is a physically whole object, such as one might see listed as standard parts in a catalog. The main difference betweeen EngineeringComponents and arbitrary globs of matter is that EngineeringComponents are object-like in a modeling sense. Thus, an EngineeringComponent is not an arbtrary subregion, but a part of a system with a stable identity.
 ExhaustManifoldA junction of several Tubes, which take exhaust Gases from the Engine Cylinders and route them to the AutomobileMuffler and Tailpipe. Note that this class also includes what are known as headers, since a header is essentially just a high performance manifold.
 ExplosiveDeviceA Device whose purpose is to explode. Note that ExplosiveDevice is not a subclass of Weapon, since explosives can be used in demolition work and in fireworks displays, for example.
 FileDeviceA Device whose purpose is to make something smoother. For example, a nail file is used to even out the tips of one's finger nails.
 FilterA Device whose purpose is to remove part of a Mixture that is passed through the Filter.
 FireAlarmFireAlarm is a Device that releases a distinctive noise to inform people that there is a Fire
 FireExtinguisherA Device used to StopFn small Fire which is possible for Human to carry
 FireplaceA Device in a Building which is used for burning wood, coal, etc for heat.
 FuelAtomizerA Device designed to atomize fuel to put into a GasMixture for use in Combustion. In a gas-powered automobile that typically has 14.7 parts air per part gasoline. Principal subclasses are FuelInjectors and Carburetors.
 GasketA Device that is designed to allow two imperfect surfaces to mate cleanly, without gaps, and therefore prevent leakage of any Liquids.
 GasPedalA Device that controls the flow of Fuel (which may be Diesel as well as Gasoline) to the Engine.
 GreaseFittingA grease fitting is a small Device that is designed for use with a GreaseGun, and includes a Valve that lets Grease get pumped into (but not out of) a small space, for the purpose of Lubricating parts.
 GreaseGunA Device used to inject Grease through a GreaseFitting or other mechanicm. This includes manual guns that use some sort of lever action for mechanical advantage as well as electric or battery-powered guns.
 HammerA Device that is used to pound Nails into a surface, where they become firmly attached.
 HeatingDeviceA Device whose purpose is Heating something, e.g. electric heaters, heat lamps, ovens, stoves, etc.
 HeatSealerA HeatSealer is a machine used to seal products, packaging, and other thermoplastic materials using heat. This can be with uniform thermoplastic monolayers or with materials having several layers, at least one being thermoplastic. Heat sealing can join two similar materials together or can join dissimilar materials, one of which has a thermoplastic layer. (Wikipedia)
 HolderA large class of Devices whose purpose is to hold something else, i.e. be the instrument of a Keeping.
 InternetAccessPointInternetAccessPoint refers to a Device that allows another Device to access and use the Internet
 IroningBoardIroningBoard is a type of Device consisting of a flat, padded board used as a surface for ironing
 JumperCableA Wire with Clamps on both ends, designed for making temporary electrical connections.
 KeyboardA Keyboard has a set of keys for typing on to transmit data corresponding to those keys or to cause physical action such as striking or plucking a string, opening a valve, or marking of the selected keys on paper or some other surface.
 KnockLightKnockLight is a type of Device that flashes light when a door knock is made. It is used by the hearing impaired
 LaptopKeyboardPartThe half of a laptop that contains the keyboard and possibly other electronics such as a trackpad. Note that although not every laptop has a keyboard part, every laptop should have a screen.
 LaptopScreenPartThe half of a laptop that contains the screen and possibly other electronics such as a camera. Note that a touchscreen laptop might not have a keyboard (at least not permanently attached).
 LeverAnything which is actually used as a lever, since many things can be used as such, regardless of the intent during their Manufacture. A lever necessarily has a Fulcrum around which the lever exhibits Rotating. A lever has a mechanical advantage at the point of output compared to the point of input of force.
 LightFixtureAny Device whose purpose is to be a source of visible light.
 MachineMachines are Devices that that have a well-defined resource and result and that automatically convert the resource into the result.
 MajorAppliance
 MatchDeviceA small stick of carboard or wood that is treated with chemicals that can be easily ignited with friction. MatchDevices are used for starting fires.
 MaterialHandlingEquipmentMaterialHandlingEquipment is a class of Devices that are equipment used for handling goods and supplies more efficiently or safely. Examples are cranes, hoists, forklifts, conveyors, racks, etc.
 MeasuringDeviceAny Device whose purpose is to measure a PhysicalQuantity.
 MechanicalDieA Device for creating a MechanicalNut out of a Rod.
 MechanicalTapA Device for creating a Bolt out of a piece of metal (or other hard material) with a Hole in it.
 MusicalInstrumentA Device which is manipulated by a Human and whose purpose is MakingMusic.
 OpticalDeviceA Device which enables someone to see something more clearly or with greater magnification.
 OutletAdapterAn OutletAdapter is a device that, on one side has Hole and on another side has metal prongs so that an ElectricalPlug can fit into an ElectricalOutlet
 PaintingDeviceA Device used as an instrument for Painting. Paintbrushes, rollers or sprayers can belong into this class.
 PowerSourceA source of electrical power.
 RecreationOrExerciseDeviceA Device whose purpose is RecreationOrExercise.
 ReelA Device for Keeping something Pliable and LongAndThin in place, typically in a coiled shape.
 RockerArmA Device located in the Cylinder head of a FourStrokeEngine that opens a Valve. It is typically activated by contact from a Cam on the Camshaft.
 RodAny LongAndThin object that has some structural function in another Device.
 SafetyDeviceAny Device that is designed to prevent (or lessen the likelihood of) the Injuring of a Human.
 ScrewdriverA Device that is used to rotate a Screw, which by the action of its helical threads is driven into a medium that is softer than the material of the screw itself.
 SecurityDeviceA Device whose purpose is to protect people or property from kidnappers and/or thieves.
 SelfPoweredDeviceSelfPoweredDevice is the subclass of Devices whose action is powered by some kind of on-board component or power source (not the user, which would be a UserPoweredVehicle).
 SmokeDetectorSmokeDetector is a Device that is able to Discovering the presence of Smoke
 SmokingDeviceAny Device whose purpose is Smoking.
 SpeakerDeviceSpeakerDevice is a type of device that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance
 SpeedGovernorAny Device that is designed to limit the speed of an object under power.
 SprinklerSprinkler is a type of Device that loosely distributes a substance, either solid (e.g. Salt or herbs) or liquid (e.g. water sprinkler)
 TablewareDevices that are used in Ingesting (Eating and/or Drinking) a meal. This coves dishware, flatware, and glassware.
 TelephoneCradleTelephoneCradle is the part of the Telephone that is connected to the TelephoneSystem through some wire.
 TelephoneHandsetTelephoneHandset is the part of the Telephone that has a Earphone and a Microphone for the transmission and reception of sound
 TireAny Pliable object with a RoundShape that is designed to cover the WheelRim, and provide a WearingFrictionSurface that can be replaced more cheaply and/or easily than the rim. It may also increase traction, and provide some shock absorbtion or act as a Damper, thus smoothing the ride of a Vehicle.
 TireChainAny web of chains designed to be mounted covering a tire, to increase traction of the tire on soft surfaces. While primarily for use on snow in passenger vehicles, these devices can be used on any other soft surface for the same purpose.
 TireChangerA Device for putting Tires on WheelRims, or removing them.
 ToiletA Device for the disposal of wastes resulting from urination and defecation.
 ToyAny Device that hasPurpose of being used for play - that is RecreationOrExercise but not an AerobicExerciseDevice or AnaerobicExerciseDevice.
 TrafficLight
 TransducerA Device which is capable of converting one form of energy into another. Formally, a Twoport that neither stores nor dissipates, but only transfers energy between its two ports.
 TransferSwitchAn electrical switch that switches a load between two PowerSource
 TransportationDeviceA TransportationDevice is a Device which serves as the instrument in a Transportation Process which carries the patient of the Process from one point to another.
 TripodTripod refers to a Device with 3 legs to support some other Object
 UnpoweredDeviceAny Device that lacks a part that is a power source.
 VehicleControllerAny Device which is used to start, stop or control the movements of a Vehicle. This class covers steering wheels, brakes, acceleration pedals, airplane sticks, etc.
 VehicleDoorAn equivalent to a Door but in a Vehicle, rather than a StationaryObject.
 VehicleRoofRackA structure designed to be attached to, or made as part of a RoadVehicle, to which cargo, or cargo-carrying Containers may be temporarily attached.
 WalkingCaneA Device which has the form of a staff with a handle and which enables some people to walk with greater assurance.
 WasherForBoltA thin plate made of a durable material in the shape of a Circle with a Hole in it, designed to isolate an object fixed by a Bolt from the head of the bolt or from contact with a MechanicalNut.
 WashingDeviceAny Device whose purpose is Washing something, e.g. washing machines, dishwashers, bathtubs, etc.
 WeaponThe Class of Devices that are designed primarily to damage or destroy Humans/Animals, StationaryArtifacts or the places inhabited by Humans/Animals.
 WearingFrictionSurfaceA device designed to cause friction and exhibit a particular process of wear. This includes items such as brake pads and match striking surfaces on a matchbox.
 WheelChockA Device that is designed to keep a Vehicle's Wheels, and thus the vehicle itself, from moving.
 WheelRimThe rigid portion of a Wheel on a RoadVehicle that is designed to have a Tire that covers it.
 WrenchA Device that is designed to apply a rotational force to an AttachingDevice, such as a Bolt.
 WritingDeviceA Device whose purpose is to be an instrument of Writing, e.g. pens, pencils, crayons, etc.


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