Abstract: A pad for a pet, for example a cat, to rest on includes a foam block encased in a fabric covering with generally parallel top surface portions that includes a head top surface portion for the front part of the cat to rest on and a rear main body top surface portion at a lower elevation for the remainder of the cat to rest on. The top part of the head portion is trapezoidal in longitudinal cross section with its major base being below it minor base which provide a part of the pad top surface. The main body portion has a generally planar rectangular top surface portion that is generally parallel to the minor base top surface portion.
Abstract: The cable mechanism includes an elongated flexible cable that has one end portion adapted for being attached to a supporting structure, for example, the exterior surface of a building by a cleat or clamp, and an opposite end portion mounted to one end portion of an axially elongated stud. The stud has an axial intermediate threaded portion while the end portion opposite the mounting of the cable is polygonal in transverse cross section. Fasteners such as a nut and washer may be provided on the stud in an axially adjusted position to at least aid in supporting, for example, the lower surface of a bay window in a leveled condition while the cable is attached to a building by a clamp or cleat.
Abstract: The water treatment apparatus includes a first and a second fitting adapted for being connected to a supply of fluid and to a container for the treated fluid, a longitudinally elongated rod having a first end mounting the first fitting and a second end mounting the second fitting and a first and a second vortexian spiral tube portion respectively having a first end fluidly connected to the first and second fitting. Each tube portions includes a plurality of loops and a plurality of somewhat linear sections serially connecting adjacent loops to one another. Where each tube portion includes seven loops, advantageously the area encompassed by the loops of each tube in the direction from one fitting to the other is 1:1:2:3:5:8:13:13:8:8:5:2:1:1 with the larger areas loops being fluidly connected to one another.
Abstract: The cable bracket mechanism is extendable between a cleat or clamp mounted to a building and a part of a bay or bow window that is remote from the building. The mechanism includes an elongated bracket having a a flange at one end extending about right angles to the main body and a reversely curved hook portion at the other end that is joined to the main body and is extended into a second bracket opening, a cable having one end connected to a building and at its opposite end to a stud extended through an aperture in the flange, the second bracket being mounted to the window, and a fastener threadable on the stud to bear against the flange for adjusting the tension in the cable.
Abstract: The bag top folder and labeler includes bottom and side conveyor assemblies for conveying a filled bag to extend between a pair of folder subassemblies wherein, with the bag top extending above the subassemblies, a second subassembly is operable to in cooperation with a first subassembly reversely fold the bag top relative to the second subassembly center folder and flap tuckers to form a generally Z-shaped bag top closure including ears extending outwardly in opposite directions and elevator mechanism for elevating the bag relative to the first subassembly to compensate for different densities of product in filled bags. Thereafter labeler mechanism applies labels to the folded bag top including to the ears, folds the ears downwardly along the end walls and wipes the labels to adhere to the ears and the bag front and rear end walls below the ears.
Abstract: The water treatment apparatus includes a first fitting having a first leg adapted for being connected to a supply of fluid and a second fitting having a first leg adapted for being connected to a container for the treated fluid, an elongated rod having a first end mounting the first fitting and a second end mounting the second fitting, each fitting having bifurcated legs, and a first and a second vortexian spiral tube respectively connecting the first bifurcated legs of the fittings and the second bifurcated legs of the fittings. Each tube includes a plurality of loops and a plurality of linear sections serially connecting adjacent loops to one another. Where each tube includes seven loops, advantageously the area encompassed by the loops of each tube in the direction from one fitting to the other is 1:1:2:3:5:8:13.
Abstract: The moisture detector assembly includes a moisture detector having a probe extending into a housing bore to have fluid flow in contact with the probe and exiting through a housing bore orifice. A pressure regulator is mounted to the housing with its outlet opening to the housing bore. The regulator includes a cap closing the regulator bore opposite the outlet to provide a main chamber and has an inlet and a piston extending within the regulator bore to control fluid flow from the inlet to the outlet. The regulator outlet is an orifice for limiting fluid flow from the regulator bore to the housing bore. The piston enlarged head and the opening of outlet toward the head provides a control chamber in the regulator bore with the pressure therein controlling the movement of the piston between fluid flow blocking and fluid flowing positions.
Abstract: Rotary transfer mechanism is mounted on a frame for removing a flat folded carton from a storage hopper to move the carton to a flight conveyor assembly and in cooperation therewith erect the carton to be in an open rectangular condition. The transfer mechanism includes end plates rotated in one angular direction and vacuum cup assemblies rotated therewith and relative thereto in the opposite angular direction. The cup assemblies include transversely opposite cups having adjacent sides less flexible than their remote sides and intermediate cups having buttons therein to form dimples in a carton panel when grippingly engaged. The flight assembly includes guideways to have lugs of flight devices extend into their channels as devices move along the upper run of an endless conveyor. The flight devices include flight bars extending vertically above the lugs as the lugs move in said channels.
February 14, 2005
Date of Patent:
January 16, 2007
Thiele Technologies, Inc.
Gregory M. Fulkerson, Richard A. Erickson
Abstract: The inline flow control device includes housing with a tubular portion coaxially aligned with the tubular portion of a fitting threaded to the housing. A piston has a bore extending therethrough with the tubular portions extended thereinto in axial spaced relationship, the fitting tubular portion mounting a valve seat to abut against a piston internal shoulder when the piston has axially moved relative to the tubular portions to a blocking position to block fluid flow through the device. The piston enlarged diametric portion bottom surface is in fluid communication with the piston bore in both of the piston positions but not in fluid communication with the body high pressure inlet when the piston is in its blocking position. A spring resiliently urges the piston in its blocking position. Two embodiments are pressure regulators while the third is a balanced valve.
Abstract: The cable clamp is mountable to a supporting structure and includes a base and a cover mountable to the base. The base is longitudinally elongated and has a channel extending longitudinally therethrough with longitudinally spaced, elongated, somewhat bubble shaped recesses opening upwardly through the channel web. Transversely spaced lands provide the side walls of the channel. The cover is longitudinally elongated and has a top wall with flanges dependingly joined to the perimetric edge of the cover. A longitudinally extending ridge is dependingly joined to the top wall whereby, in conjunction with the flanges, there are provided cavities of a size to have the base lands extended therein. The ridge has spaced protrusions alignable with the base recesses to force the cable thereinto when extended through the channel when the clamp screws are tightened to retain the cover in clamping relationship to the base.
Abstract: The valve includes a dome shaped diaphragm clamped between a base and valve body with the base having an inlet and an outlet opening to the diaphragm and a plastic button having a concave central portion surrounded by an annular convex portion for abutting against the diaphragm to move it to a closed position against a valve seat to block fluid flow between the inlet and an outlet. In a valve open position, the button central portion abuts against the diaphragm central portion while, as the button moves to a valve closed position, the closing force is applied to the diaphragm further radial outwardly. An actuator is operable for moving a plunger against a larger diameter insert mounted in a button recess which is axially opposite the diaphragm.
Abstract: Lockable overshot (10) includes an elongated body (12), lifting dogs (14a, 14b) and a locking sleeve (16). Ends (18) of the lifting dogs (14) are configured for latching a conventional spearhead point therebetween. The locking sleeve (16) is retained on the body (12) and is provided at one axial end with a circumferential wall (66) and two diametrically opposed gaps (68). The locking sleeve (16) is rotatable on the body (12) between a locked state preventing ends (18) of the lifting dogs from pivoting away from each other to release a previously latched spearhead point, and an unlocked state where the locking sleeve (16) allows the lifting dogs (14) to move so that the ends (18) can be pivoted away from each other to release a previously latched spearhead point. In this regard, the locking sleeve (16) is provided at one axial end with a circumferential wall (66) provided with a pair of diametrically opposed gaps (68).
Abstract: The cable support apparatus includes a cleat mountable to support structure for having one end of a cable laced thereto and mechanism for supporting a load. The cleat includes a longitudinal elongated base having transversely opening jam lugs, hook lugs with the jam lugs longitudinally intermediate thereof and end lugs joined thereto. The jam lug longitudinally intermediate the longitudinally adjacent jam lugs in combination with the base forms generally V-shaped notches that open outwardly in transversely opposite directions. With the cleat mounted to have the lugs vertically above one another, the top hook lug opens transversely opposite the opening of the adjacent jam lug whereby, with the cable extending diagonally upwardly from the last mentioned jam lug to the hook lug, the cable is then bent to extend through the transverse aperture in the top end lug.
Abstract: The gas control assembly includes a control body threaded to a vessel neck to extend into the vessel containing pressurized fluid and has a fitting in the body bore which in conjunction therewith provides a part of a first fluid passageway from an inlet in the vessel and an outlet to the ambient atmosphere. A manually operated valve and a pressure regulator are provided in the first passageway exterior of the vessel. In one embodiment the control body has a second passageway opening through a relief device to the vessel interior and to the ambient atmosphere while in a second embodiment a relief device is provided exterior of the vessel and opens to the first passageway. A main valve is provided in the first passageway and is moved to an open condition when a solenoid is energized.
Abstract: The internally piloted dome loaded pressure reducing regulator includes a regulator body with a main valve portion and a pilot valve portion. The inlet is fluidly connected to the main valve bore which in turn is connected to the pilot valve bore. Each of the pilot and main valve members are spring urged to a closed position while the pilot valve is moved to an open position by a diaphragm when there is a decrease of pressure in the pilot chamber. A continuous fluid connection is provided from the pilot chamber, including through the main valve member, to a control chamber portion below a piston which is moved under pressure to open the main valve member. The piston has a bleed hole bottom chamber portion to the top control portion which in turn is fluidly connected to the outlet.
Abstract: The hose reel apparatus includes a tube motor having a housing that at one end is bolted to a mounting bracket leg to extend within the reel drum and a motor shaft extending within and connected to one end portion of a sheath tube which is also extends within the drum. The opposite end portion of the tube is connected to the reel side plate which is adjacent to the above mentioned leg to rotates the reel. Swivel mechanism is mounted to the other mounting bracket leg, and extends into the drum and is adapted to be non-rotatably connected to a conduit and to a hose that is to be wound onto and unwound from the reel drum.
Abstract: The pressure regulator has a regulator body with a control chamber and outlet and inlet passageways opening thereto, a bonnet with a bonnet chamber and a diaphragm separating the chambers. A filter housing is mounted in the control chamber and mounts a filter and a valve seat that opens to the inlet passageway while spring urged mechanism moves the a valve stem to permit fluid flow through the valve seat and into the control chamber between the filter and diaphragm when the pressure therein falls below a preselected level, and then through the filter to the outlet passageway. When the pressure in the outlet passageway is at or above a preselected value, the pressure acts against a diaphragm whereby the piston retains the valve stem in a fluid flow blocking position.
Abstract: The valve device includes a valve body and a bonnet with a fitting clamped therebetween and extending within body and bonnet bores. The fitting and valve body have bore portions with a valve stem extended therein and through a valve seat and having opposite end portions of the same diameters and in fluid sealing relationship with the above bore portions axially opposite the valve seat. The body has inlet and outlet passages opening to the fitting and body bores axially opposite the valve seat and axially intermediate the stem end portions. A sensor is connected to the valve stem and is movable against spring action to move the valve stem to its open position. An actuator, for example an electric motor, is mounted to the bonnet and operable for forcing the sensor to move the valve stem to its valve open position.