Abstract: A device for measuring the contour of a surface along a scanning line. The device includes an electro-mechanical transducer with a scanner arm on whose free end there is a sensing tip. The other end of the arm is connected, via a pivot bearing whose axis of rotation is parallel to the surface to be scanned and vertical to the scanning line, with an advance mechanism. The advance mechanism moves the pivot bearing along the scanning line. The transducer emits, corresponding to excursions of the sensing tip transverse to the scanning line, a measurement signal that is fed into a recording device. The recording device records the electrical signal on the basis of distance or time. A control device is provided into which the electrical measurement signal is fed. On the basis of the magnitude of the electrical measurement signal, the control device produces an advance or a lag of the advance mechanism or of the time axis of the recording device relative to the advance of the advance mechanism.
Abstract: A collapsible support platform having a table, two collapsible support legs interconnected by a pivot rod, two pivot brackets secured to the table and cooperating with the pivot rod, and a latch spring and latch lever also secured to the table to guide movement of the pivot rod in the brackets.
Abstract: A system for monitoring the location of an individual is disclosed and includes a band to be strapped to the individual's wrist or ankle. A trigger, transmitter, and antenna are incorporated into the band. The trigger controls operation of the transmitter and activation is effected by a portable authority-retained control unit. The trigger deactivates the transmitter under predetermined conditions (such as removal of the band) and reactivation requires utilization of the control unit.
November 18, 1986
Date of Patent:
April 5, 1988
Cost-Effective Monitoring Systems, Co.
Walter W. McMahon, Christopher J. Zietkiewicz
Abstract: A fillable toothbrush provided with a handle containing a dispenser for toothpaste is disclosed. One end of the handle is provided with a stem through which a duct is provided from a storage chamber to an outlet adjacent to a brush arranged at the free end of the stem. An actuating element is provided at the end of the handle remote from the stem. When actuated, the actuating element moves a valve that closes off the storage chamber from the duct and pushes toothpaste through the duct to the brush. When the actuating element is released, the valve retracts and permits toothpaste in the storage chamber to flow into the duct. The dispenser toothbrush is of simple design and allows defined quantities of toothpaste to be dispensed in a reliable way.
Abstract: An improved dowel or tying bar and joint construction for transferring stresses across a joint between concrete slabs or structures and accommodating for shrinkage and expansion of concrete. The bar has a resilient facing attached to at least one side of the bar so that the concrete slab or structure can move in relationship to the bar in a direction substantially perpendicular to the resilient facing. The bar is arranged across the joint in a direction substantially perpendicular to the axis defined by the joint.
Abstract: There is provided an improved rongeur having a jaw mechanism comprised of a barrel member having a honed cutting edge on one extremity thereof and having a shaft member located within and arranged for reciprocal motion. On the shaft member there is provided a plate member attached at one extremity to trap bone against the cutting edge. A lever mechanism is provided having paired handle levers joined by a pivot and having the barrel and shaft member attached to the handle levers between the handle portion and the pivot. On the shaft member there is further provided a cavity arranged to slide within the barrel progressively as the cutting operation proceeds, gradually drawing severed bone within the capturing cavity. Stop surfaces are located in the cutting area at a position relative to the cutting edge to avoid direct force contact on the cutting edge when the shaft member is reciprocated to its full extent within the barrel member.
Abstract: An improved measuring system for use in combination with vehicle repair equipment includes a pair of transverse bars mounted at a fixed position in space relative to the vehicle with a longitudinally extending and laterally movable bar assembly attached by sliding brackets to the transverse bars. Additional longitudinal bars are attached to the opposite ends of the transverse bars. Supplemental measuring equipment is attachable to all of the bars in order to effect point to point measurements on a vehicle in order that the point to point measurements may be compared with known standards.
Abstract: A low profile ring-shaped motor has a housing, a bearing support attached to the housing and supporting a rotating shaft carrying a ring-shaped rotor. A ring-shaped stator is secured to the housing and is concentric and between the legs of the U-shaped rotor. The stator is formed by a continuous strip of magnetic material wound and laminated in a toroid and having helical windings therearound. On the inside of the legs of the rotor are mounted a plurality of permanent magnets forming the poles of the motor. Radially opposite magnets are of the same polarity. Control of the switching of the current through the windings is by means of Hall Effect devices sensing the change in polarity of a ring shaped magnet means having the same number of poles as does the permanent magnets.
Abstract: A pallet rack construction comprising beam and upright members which can be locked together rigidly to form a storage rack of superior strength. The improved rigidity is attributable to a novel connector on the end of the beam member which fits into a slot in the upright and by wedging action pulls the beam both endwise (axially) and sidewise (laterally) with respect to the upright.
Abstract: An improved trap assembly for a high efficiency fossil fuel furnace includes a vertical tube closed at its lower end with a condensate inlet immediately above the lower end and a condensate outlet above the inlet. A flue gas inlet is provided at the top end of the tube with a flue gas outlet immediately adjacent thereto. A float with a sealing cap is positioned within the tube and rises in response to the level of condensate to block the flue gas outlet.
Abstract: A system for suspending a receiver in a hearing aid and acoustically linking the receiver with the region external to the hearing aid. A shaped mandrel is placed inside the shell of the hearing aid and a liquid material is poured into the shell. The liquid material polymerizes to form an elastomer that is around the mandrel and in contact with the shell. The mandrel is then removed from the shell, leaving a receiver cavity and sound channel. A receiver is inserted into the receiver cavity. The receiver cavity holds the receiver, and the sound channel grippingly engages an acoustic output port on the receiver. The sound channel extends between the receiver and shell, acoustically linking the receiver with the external region.
Abstract: A method for making a support paper for a photographic emulsion having a smooth unmottled surface which comprises applying to the top side of a photographic base paper pigmented monomeric liquid, acrylic coating mixture, hardening the mixture by bombarding with a beam of electrons at room temperature and extruding a pigmented polyolefin film over the hardened mixture to serve as a barrier against migration of unpolymerized monomer into the emulsion. The hardened acrylic resin is preferably oxidized by corona treatment to facilitate adhesion of the polyolefin.
Abstract: An improved jewelry mounting construction for use in adapted piered-ear earrings into earrings capable of being clamped on unpierced ears. Also disclosed is a construction for adapting pierced-ear earings into stickpins. The improved construction comprises a clamping mechanism for securing a medium between opposed surfaces, one of those opposed surfaces being a receptacle for an earring post, with the receptacle having a means for securing the earring post of a pierced-ear earring therein. The mechanism for adapting pierced-ear earrings into stickpins comprises a post receptacle affixed to an elongated pin, with a means for securing an earring post therein.
Abstract: The subassembly arranged between a zoom system and the ocular telescope of a stereoscopic surgery microscope for eye surgery comprises a prism system, arranged in a casing, for a complete image reversal with a beam displacement and a direction-invariable optical path, it being possible to move the prism system out of the optical path between the zoom system and the ocular telescope for eliminating image reversal.
Abstract: In this heat exchanger, an improvement comprises the following. The fin plates each have louvered portions interposing the aligned openings in the fin plates. The louvered portions in each fin plate define a nominal plane and include a plurality of louvers and a base. The base has base portions including rise portions and flank portions, three each. The rise portions and flank portions alternate with each other in a transverse direction across the width of the fin plate. The rise portions and flank portions form three peaks, which are a central peak and two outer peaks. The peaks are raised in a first direction perpendicular to the nominal plane. The rise portions and flank portions further form two valleys in the opposite, second direction perpendicular to the nominal plane. The valleys are spaced from each other and are each between the central peak and an outer peak. The rise portions are substantially parallel to each other and intersect the nominal plane at a first acute angle.
Abstract: There is provided an improved forcep or rongeur having a jaw mechanism comprised of a barrel member having a honed cutting edge on one extremity thereof and having a shaft member located within and arranged for reciprocal motion. On the shaft member there is provided a plate member attached at one extremity to trap bone against the cutting edge. A lever mechanism is provided having paired handle levers joined by a pivot and having the barrel and shaft members attached to the handle levers between the handle portion and the pivot. On the shaft member there is further provided a cavity arranged to slide within the barrel progressively as the cutting operation proceeds, gradually drawing severed bone within the capturing cavity.
Abstract: A combustion air blower assembly for a furnace includes a casing, a blower in said casing and a motor for driving said blower secured to said casing. This invention provides unique mounting means for securing the motor in close proximity to the casing, while allowing motor flexure in a direction radial to the axis of the motor to dissipate torsional vibration energy and maintaining the structural integrity of the motor in the axis thereof. The mounting means comprise a plurality of generally J-shaped isolation springs having a loop at each end. One loop of each isolation spring is secured to the casing and the other loop is secured to a bracket on the motor. Each isolation spring is generally flat and extends generally perpendicular from the wall of the casing to which the motor is secured.
Abstract: An automatic tilt adjusting bracket for connection between a pole handle and a concrete float blade. The bracket includes a base member, a cover member and mechanical linkage interconnecting the base and cover members. As the pole handle is pushed and pulled, a force is applied to the cover member pivoting the base member relative thereto for automatically lifting the leading edge of the float blade.
Abstract: Automatic vehicle washer. The washer includes a vehicle washing apparatus, source of electrical power, manual input, code verifier and activator. The manual input allows a driver of a vehicle to transmit a numerical signal to the code verifier. If the code verifier determines that the numerical signal corresponds to a predetermined numerical code, the energizer interconnects the vehicle washing apparatus with the source of electrical power.
November 6, 1986
Date of Patent:
February 16, 1988
Ryko Manufacturing Company
Julian L. Klein, James A. Nelson, Terrence J. Smith