Abstract: A non-internal combustion reciprocating engine has an enhanced mechanical advantage lever system for efficiently converting linear motion from reciprocating pistons to rotary motion at a crankshaft. The engine comprises a chassis, at least two sets of binary cylinder systems mounted on the chassis, a crankshaft and a lever system. Each lever system has a piston lever, two thrust rods and a central drive lever. Each piston lever is pivotally attached to the chassis and pivotally attached to a piston rod extending from a piston cylinder. The two thrust rods are pivotally attached at one terminus to the piston lever and pivotally attached at a second terminus to the central drive lever. The two piston cylinders of each binary cylinder system work in concert to efficiently transfer power to the crankshaft.
Abstract: Radiation curable ink compositions for impulse printheads are described. The compositions include a photoinitiator system, containing both a photocation polymerization initiator and a free-radical photoinitiator, an acrylate ester of a carboxylic acid ester, and at least one radiation curable material.
October 10, 2007
Date of Patent:
July 12, 2011
Collins Ink Corporation
Sudhakar Madhusoodhanan, Devdatt S. Nagvekar
Abstract: An apparatus is designed to apply a controlled adhesive bead to a workpiece as the workpiece is manually moved along a stationary adhesive dispensing mechanism. The apparatus comprises a worktable with a motion detection device mounted on a top surface of the table, the adhesive dispensing mechanism mounted to the worktable, an electronic control system mounted to the worktable and operatively connected to the motion detection device and the adhesive dispensing mechanism, and an adhesive source. The workpiece is manually moved under the dispensing mechanism. Regardless of the workpiece movement speed, a consistent sized adhesive bead is applied to the workpiece.
Abstract: As adhesive applicator head for use on an assembly line apparatus dispenses adhesive in a non-contact manner to produce a wide band of adhesive on a moving substrate. The applicator head comprises an upper body secured to a lower body and at least one nozzle mounted therewithin. An adhesive manifold within the applicator head ensures a steady flow of adhesive to tips of the nozzles. An air manifold within the applicator head is in communication with opposed pin holes positioned alongside each nozzle and oriented so that high velocity air exits the pin holes and flows along a nozzle tip of the nozzle. The high velocity air encounters freshly dispensed adhesive at the nozzle tip and causes it to leave the tip in a back-forth manner to result in a scribble pattern on the substrate. The scribble pattern's width is well defined. It is determined primarily by side to side placement of the nozzles in the applicator head at about the adhesive band width desired.
Abstract: Radiation curable and jettable ink compositions comprise ethylenically unsaturated oligomer and an ethylenically unsaturated monofunctional monomer. The compositions may optionally include additional ethylenically unsaturated polyfunctional component and/or chain transfer agent. The compositions have a viscosity at 25° C. of not greater than about 70 cPs and are radiation curable to form a cured ink having an elongation of at least 150%.
October 11, 2007
Date of Patent:
February 22, 2011
Collins Ink Corporation
Devdatt S. Nagvekar, Matthew M. Ellison
Abstract: A personalized protective mask comprises a malleable wire frame, a filtration bag, and a tether. The filtration bag is positioned over the wire frame and the tether is attached at each end to an ear section of the wire frame. The mask is placed over the face of the individual who then bends the wire frame to force it to conform to the individual's own face contour. The tether pulls tight the filtration bag to the individual's face for creating a mask which fully covers the user's nose and mouth. The protective mask is comfortable to wear, whether in-use on the face or in a stand-by position around the user's neck.
Abstract: A pre-filter assembly is for use in a skimmer of a residential swimming pool. The pre-filter comprises a skimmer collar and a cleanable filter basket. The skimmer collar is for placement on a rim of a below water surface opening within the skimmer. The cleanable filter basket is made of a water porous material. The filter basket is permanently secured at an edge defining the open-top to the skimmer collar. The filter basket further has a chevron shape for ease of use. Swimming water debris is trapped in the filter basket as pool water is pulled through the filter basket on its way to a primary filter apparatus. The filter basket is easily cleaned as needed and replaced.
Abstract: Panels of the invention are used to form large capacity enclosure sidewalls. Trailers, trucks and cargo vans are examples of such enclosures. Intermediate framing support is not needed. Each panel has a polymeric core with a first metal cladding and a second metal cladding. The core has opposed longitudinal configured ends, each of which has a stepped shoulder which extends the length of the panel. The metal claddings follow the contour of the stepped shoulder. The stepped shoulders are offset from the first face of the core approximately one-half the thickness of the panel. In assembling a walled enclosure sidewall, the panels are positioned so that adjacent stepped shoulders mate together to create a flush face surface. Joining means are used in the stepped shoulder areas to permanently join together adjacent panels.
Abstract: Power equipment widely used in commercial, residential and recreational settings comprises a host implement and a demountable motor. The host implement has a frame, a mounting block with a first latch component secured to the frame, a driven shaft connected to the frame with a working piece connected to one terminus and a self-locating and locking coupler on the other terminus. The demountable motor has a spacing block with a second latch component and further has a drive shaft extending through the spacing block. The drive shaft has a second self-locating and locking coupler on its terminus. When the demountable motor is positioned on the host implement, the respective couplers mechanically mate so a power from the demountable motor can be transferred to the working piece. The latch components of the mounting block and spacing block interact to hold the host implement to the demountable motor.
Abstract: A cue stroke practice aid is used by a billiards player to improve the player's cue stroke by repetitiously practicing the stroke at varying skill levels until a consistent stroke is developed. The practice aid comprises an elongated housing with first and second openings at opposed ends. A slide assembly is positioned in the elongated housing. The slide assembly includes a shaft, equi-spaced rails extending axially from the shaft, cue guide arms and an adjusting knob. The adjusting knob is used to move the rails laterally within the housing. This has the effect of causing cue guide arms to radially expand or contract from the axis shaft to form a tubular cavity of a desired cross dimension. The opening defined by tips of the cue guide fingers provides a target for the billiards player to practice a stroke at a selected cross dimension according to an attainable skill level.
Abstract: A walker is made adjustable for various sizes of persons, including grossly obese persons. The walker includes two side support members, each of which has a front leg, a back leg, and a cross leg connecting the two legs. A braced sleeve assembly is positioned on the front leg of each side support member. The braced sleeve assembly has an elongated first sleeve dimensioned to slide over the front leg, an elongated second sleeve extending horizontally and inwardly from the elongated first sleeve, and a support brace extending at an angle from one sleeve to the other sleeve. The second sleeve has a set of spaced positioning holes. A releasable latch is mounted to the elongated first sleeve. The walker further includes a cross bar dimensioned to slide inside the second sleeves of the braced sleeve assemblies.
Abstract: A precordial overlay and dual backing assembly is expeditiously affixed together in a manner which allows it to be packaged in an unalterable form. When needed to obtain an ECG reading, the assembly is removed from the packaging and the precordial overlay swiftly separated from the dual backing. The dual backing is discarded. The precordial overlay is quickly and accurately positioned on a patient, The precordial overlay of the assembly comprises an elongated band having a first and a second generally rectangular-shaped sections joined together by an intermediate section. All three sections have at least one cut-out to receive an adhesive-backed electrode assembly. The dual backing of the assembly is similarly shaped and comprises a thin intermediate substrate with release agents on each side and a thin lower substrate with a release agent on a top side. The intermediate substrate further has a set of bent-back flaps, each flap positioned to receive an underside of one of the electrode assemblies.
Abstract: A method of producing carbonated water comprises the steps of adding liquid oxygen to a vessel, heating a diamond or quantity of diamonds, and adding the heated diamond(s) to the liquid oxygen to produce carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide is next infused into water or first pressurized and then infused into water. The resulting product is a diamond derived carbonated water.
Abstract: An aerosol spray article is used to hold an aerosol spray container and spray an object with the container's contents from a remote locale. The article comprises a main body having a cord guide, a clip extending from the main body for holding the aerosol spray container, a pole adaptor adjustably mounted to the main body as needed, and a spray lever operably associated with the main body to contact the aerosol spray container's push button valve actuator. It further has a cord which extends from the spray lever, through the cord guide and along the extension pole to the user. The article allows a spray from the container to be emitted directly onto an object by the user standing at a locale remote from the object.
Abstract: A wine rack for holding a plurality of bottles is configured to follow the contour of a curvilinear structural wall, whether convex or concave. The wine rack has a frame for holding open-ended elongated compartments. The compartments are loosely attached together at their respective first ends. Unattached second ends of the wine bottle compartments are free to flex laterally such that their ends generally follow the contour of the curvilinear structural wall.