Abstract: The carpet display stand of the present invention generally comprises a support assembly having at least four legs. The support assembly carries a basket deferred by vertical and horizontal framing pieces. The basket further includes a multitude of horizontal wires which have at least one depressed or U-shaped section connected with the vertical basket framing wires. A basket support wire joins the depressed section of the formed horizontal wires. The basket also includes a unique friction clip device formed from a plurality of eveny-spaced, integrally-formed loop-shaped strutures. Adjacent clip devices define a slot between which corners of the carpet samples are downwardly inserted.
December 30, 1985
Date of Patent:
October 6, 1987
NCM International, Inc.
Raymond J. Gradecki, James M. McLaughlin, Gerald R. Sorensen
Abstract: A unique component furniture assembly for securing furniture components in wall furniture systems comprises a light-weight metal track, along which glides a novel fastening assembly which receives screws, threaded support posts and the like and to which a given furniture component is secured. The fastening assembly includes a block, preferably a plastic nut, carried by a basket. The block is suspended within the basket by a coil spring or other bias means. Relative expansion of the block and the basket by action of the spring causing contact with inner surfaces of the track causing the fastening assembly to remain stationary, though moveable on the track. The present furniture assembly further includes a plurality of selectively spaced detents, preferably raised protuberances, on the inside bottom surface of the track which function to lock the fastening assembly to the track and are used to align fastening assemblies on adjacent and opposing tracks.
November 25, 1983
Date of Patent:
February 4, 1986
St. Charles Manufacturing Co.
Paul D. Radoy, Walter R. Deshaw, William A. Peacock
Abstract: A unique, refrigerant-free, insulator for maintaining the temperature of beverages contained in neck ring containers, such as bottles, comprising a unitary outer shell with a bottom opening for receiving the container and a top opening for receiving the container neck ring, an insulating sleeve carried within the shell and a retaining ring surrounding the bottom shell opening for supporting the bottom of the container.
Abstract: An enteric feeding bag having unique fluid dispensation features comprising a supplying chamber within the bag being coupled to an inlet, a feeding chamber of smaller volume than the supplying chamber being coupled to an inlet, a feeding chamber of smaller volume than the supplying chamber being coupled to an outlet, a channel placing the chambers in selective fluid communication upon tilting of the bag, a partition between the chambers having at least one aperture to receive a clamp in which the aperture coincides with volumetric graduations on the feeding chamber, an elongated flap appended to the exterior peripheral edge of the feeding chamber also having at least one aperture horizontally coinciding with the aperture on the partition and, a clamp inserted through the apertures for transversely sealing together the side walls of the feeding chamber at one aperture.
January 21, 1983
Date of Patent:
July 16, 1985
David G. Quinn, Robert B. Edwards, II, Erik Andersen
Abstract: A nonprecious alloy for porcelain-bonded dental restorations consists essentially of, in approximate percentage by weight, 25-30 chromium, 5-7 molybdenum, 0-1.0 each manganese and silicon, 0-0.3 carbon and 0-4 each gallium and indium, balance cobalt, these constituents accounting for at least 99.5 percent of the alloy, the sum of the manganese and silicon being at least about 0.5 percent and the sum of the gallium and indium being at least about 1.25 percent.
Abstract: A game board includes a peripheral zone defining a plurality of spaces to be occupied by participant symbols and a plurality of substantially identical internal zones each representing a different currency and having a plurality of spaces defining a path which may be occupied by other participant symbols. Each of the peripheral spaces has instructions for the participants and additional cards are provided with additional instructions, such as revalution or devalution of the currencies.
Abstract: A locking device for interlocking drawers in a file cabinet includes an elongated L-shaped locking member pivoted adjacent to an interior corner of the cabinet and cooperating with a fixed arm on each of the cabinet drawers so that withdrawal of any drawer pivots the L-shaped member to prevent the withdrawal of any other drawer.
Abstract: A linear, annular flow nebulizer for use in inhalation therapy comprising a shell having walls with an ambient air intake in one of the walls; a nebulizer conduit having a proximal end, a distal end and a longitudinal fluid passageway, the proximal end communicating with a gas source and the distal end inwardly tapering to define a nozzle which penetrates a wall of the shell; and, a nebulizer cup having a bottom end mounted within the interior space of the shell, the bottom of the cup having a well surrounding a dispensing port spaced from and in alignment with the nozzle, the well permitting the angular confluence of a liquid stream into a gas stream to produce an aerosol.
Abstract: A flexible one-way valve is produced by cutting two flexible members having identical peripheral configurations and a maximum width intermediate opposite ends and the peripheral edges are secured to each other to produce valve portion having an inlet opening along the point of maximum width, an outlet opening at one end. The remainder of the peripheral edges are left unattached so that the unattached portions define a support which can extend perpendicular to the axis of the valve. The valve portion preferably has a reduced area opening or throat between the inlet opening and the outlet opening.
Abstract: An improved one-piece disposable fluid-filled compressible syringe comprised of a shielding disc molded into a substantially intermediate portion of the syringe neck and lying perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the syringe to promote aseptic technique in manipulating the syringe during use. The syringe also includes an improved syringe cap comprised of a disc, perpendicularly oriented to the longitudinal axis of the syringe, a semi-circular gripping piece perpendicularly mounted to one surface of the disc and a sleeve to receive the syringe tip mounted to the disc surface opposite to the surface to which the gripping piece is attached. The disc included in the syringe cap prevents a user's fingers from contacting the syringe tip during removal or replacement of the cap.
Abstract: An improved diagnostic and operative arthroscope is described having an extended eye piece and optical channel, an instrument channel, light source and irrigation channel. The functional channels and light source are secured in parallel and covered by a sheath so as to form a generally oval shape in cross-section, presenting a low profile and enabling the use of the arthroscope with incisions of relatively smaller size.