Abstract: The end of the nail guide and deflector tube of an anchor nail fastener is flattened to form a chisel point. The chisel point is oriented with respect to the nail exit side aperture of the tube to provide the most effective relationship between the laterally projecting anchor nail and the hole in the workpiece made by the tube.
Abstract: Described is an aqueous chip resistant coating composition exhibiting a viscosity of at least 5,000 centipoise, preferably containing binders with a high molecular weight, preferably at least 20,000. Although these coatings may be applied to a variety of substrates, for coating electrocoated substrates the following eight binders are particularly preferred: ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer, carboxylated ethylene vinyl acetate, epoxy functional acrylic resin, carboxylated styrene-butadiene resin, carboxylated acrylic, hydroxy functional acrylic, self-crosslinking acrylic; and carboxylated PVC acrylic. Generally, it is preferred to apply the chip resistant coating via an airless spray and then heat curing the coating.
Abstract: An easily removable ankle-foot orthosis 11 is formed by molding an inner liner of plastazote foam 24 and an outer layer of polypropylene gel 25 to a positive shaped mold 10 of the foot 12 and lower leg 14. The positive mold includes a pair of opposed protruding longitudinal ribs 18, 20 disposed alongside the lateral and medial surfaces of the lower half of the leg to below the ankle. The resulting orthosis, which comprises an open-toed boot-shaped structure formed having a continuous longitudinal frontal opening 46, is adapted for securely maintaining the foot and leg of a wearer in a slightly less than 90.degree. relationship to one another, the rigidity of the orthosis being enhanced by the longitudinal ribs formed therein. The orthosis is easily removable through use of the frontal opening and may include a plurality of transverse binding straps 50 for snugly fitting a single orthosis to a variety of foot and leg sizes.
Abstract: Valve spring compressor tool for internal combustion engines having an overhead camshaft. The tool has a fulcrum bracket removably attached to the engine providing means to pivot a lever, and a lever assembly having a depressor member used to depress the valve spring and means to retain the lever in position to hold the valve spring in the depressed state.
Abstract: The invention is a nail polish remover kit for removing nail polish from fingers and toenails. The kit has a pear-shaped jar containing a nail polish remover saturated filler. The filler is constricted at the top by the constricted upper portion of the jar to prevent both rotation of the filler and visual sighting of the sludge at the bottom of the jar, produced by nail polish removal process. The filler possesses an opening for inserting a finger having a nail from which polish is to be removed. The opening may be formed from filler surfaces which are smooth or uneven, and, if uneven, preferably corrugated. The opening is dimensioned so that excess nail polish remover is wiped from the finger as it is removed from the filler. The kit also contains a dauber with an absorbent end that the filler opening is designed to receive. This dauber may be removed from the filler to remove polish from toenails, fingernails, and the like.
Abstract: A leveling device for mounting and leveling heavy loads independent of the inclination of the floor upon which the device is supported utilizes a plurality of wedges disposed between a base member and a load supporting member in combination with mated spherical surfaces to provide two self-adjusting features which obviate concern for non-level mounting surfaces or misaligned loads.
Abstract: The invention concerns a procedure and a mechanism for washing textiles in a tub-type washing machine with a horizontally arranged tub, in which during the washing and rinsing cycles the tub is driven with a rotational velocity at which the centrifugal velocity at the tub case is between 0.4 and 0.95 g, so that the textiles are repeatedly lifted up, and then fall in a trajectory onto the lower portion of the tub, and that between the washing and rinsing cycles and after the last rinsing cycle the tub is driven at spin speed, and in which the washing or rinsing liquid is led into the suds container and is supplied to the textiles by immersing the tub in the liquid or by at least one spray nozzle spraying into the tub continuously or at intervals.
Abstract: A method and apparatus for measuring the volume of a chamber in a part, such as the combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine cylinder head by, comparing the test chamber with a reference chamber of known volume, wherein the reference chamber is exposed to the part containing the test chamber so that ambient variables are minimized, and accurately controlled quantities of a gas are injected into each chamber and the difference in pressures in the chambers read as a function of test chamber volume, and thereafter the rate of change of pressure differences in the chambers is read as a function of chamber leakage and the volume measurement discarded if the rate of change exceeds a determined value.
Abstract: Described is an adhesively securable fastener comprising a body having an opening; an adhesive positioned within said body and registering with the opening of the chamber, a plunger means for applying pressure to said adhesive such as against an anvil means thereby adhesively securing the fastener to a substrate. Also described is a method for securing a substrate using the fastener described herein.
Abstract: Hydrothermally cured articles are formed by mixing a filler and a binder, moulding this mixture and coating said moulded articles with silica or calcium hydroxide particles. Hydrothermal curing may comprise a first step, wherein the steam pressure in the autoclave is increased, thereafter the steam pressure is decreased and subsequently the pressure is increased to a steam pressure being higher than in the first step.
Abstract: A stud and eyelet fastener is positively locked together by pivoting the eyelet on the stud in an eyelet pivot seat to an askew position requiring the eyelet to snap past a latching shoulder, and wherein the stud and/or eyelet deforms within the elastic limit as the eyelet passes the latching shoulder.
Abstract: This case is drawn towards an apparatus which mixes dry building materials. The building materials are mixed with air and water in a continuously flowing manner. The apparatus has a mixing tube with a rotating shaft. The materials are fed into the tube in its upward portion, moves downward passing a series of supporting plates which are attached to the sides of the tube in the conical shaft alternatively in a conically sloping manner.
Abstract: A flexible, multilayer thermal wrap for beverage containers. The wrap has an inner coolant layer for wrapping about the container which conforms to the container's shape and leaves an opening at the container's top to expose the pouring end. The coolant layer is externally surrounded by an insulative layer. The insulative layer is externally surrounded by a protective layer. Fasteners are provided for securing the covering about a container.
Abstract: A bullet drop compensating telescope mount having a front mounting ring pivotally mounted to the rifle and a rear mounting ring for vertically adjusting the telescope position therein by means of an adjusting screw having a thread pitch corresponding to a bullet weight to be fired from the rifle. A dial graduated in distance increments is attached to the adjusting screw, and a pair of positioning pads limit lateral movement of the telescope in the rear mount.
Abstract: A clarifier allowing increased fluid pressure differentials across the filter septum is arranged with one face of the septum exposed to the contaminated liquid and the opposite face exposed to the suction pressure of a pump with the discharge of the pump capable of being redirected to backflush through the filter septum, such backflushing being carried out sequentially through small area segments of the septum. The return of a flight conveyor may be moved selectively into and out of scraping or wiping relation with the filter and filter wiping and backflushing may be automatically controlled.
Abstract: Method and apparatus for clarifying liquids wherein a flight conveyor in the settling tank has a forwarding run for removing sludge from the bottom of the tank and a return run which is selectively moved into and out of wiping cooperation with a filter between the settling tank and a clean-liquid tank, and a filter backwasher in the clean tank is selectively operable to progressively backwash the filter, and both the wiping and backwashing being accomplished in accordance with the clogged condition of the filter.
Abstract: The invention relates to a method of producing silicate-containing granulates having a density of more than 0.7 kg/dm3 and a size of 2 to 40 mm, by mixing sand, a calcium oxide-containing product and water, forming granules and curing same in a moist atmosphere without any substantial condensation of moisture upon the granules to be cured.The granules contain 10 to 14% of moisture and curing is effected at temperatures above 90.degree. C.The granules may contain a filler, such as fly ash.