Abstract: A dispenser and component feeder for integration with automated assembly equipment is adapted for the high speed placement of self-orienting components of varying sizes and includes, a linear vibratory chute for transferring the self-orienting components from the storage hopper to an adjustable single roller feed assembly where the self-orienting components are conveyed to a pick-up position, the single roller feed assembly having a roller to facilitate in conveying the self-orienting components, and alternately reciprocating rod members to segregate a self-orienting component at the pick-up position. A pick-up and placement assembly is operative to pick-up the segregated self-orienting component from the pick-up position and move the same to a position for placement on an associated conveyor on the automated assembly equipment.
Abstract: A combined tape measuring device and pencil sharpener disposed in a single container having tape measuring means retractably mounted therein, a slot to permit movement of said tape measuring means in and out of said container, and shaped and sized openings communicating with the exterior of said container in a region remote from said slot to accomodate the shaped and sized pencil sharpener which is removably mounted in said container in spaced relation to said measuring means, said pencil sharpener having, a sharpening blade communicating with the exterior of said container, an opening to introduce the unsharpened end of a pencil into an oblique conical bore which is operatively associated with said sharpening blade in order to facilitate in contouring the writing end of a pencil, and a passage communicating with the exterior of said container and said sharpening blade so that the pencil shavings can escape from said sharpener upon rotation of said pencil.
Abstract: A portable shoe shine kit adapted for travel and home use has a container and operatively associated footrest assembly which is removably stored therein. The container defines a storage space which has a partition therein for dividing the storage space into an upper compartment and a lower compartment and the partition has an opening to provide communication between the upper compartment and lower compartment. The footrest assembly includes, a base, a footrest bracket, and an elongated support for connecting the footrest bracket and the base to each other. The base is disposed in the lower compartment of the container and has a connecting member thereon aligned with the opening in the partition to permit the elongated member and the footrest bracket to be connected thereto without removing the base from the container and to position the footrest bracket exterior of the container a spaced predetermined distance generally above the base.
Abstract: A removeably mountable article attachment device for bars, tables or the like has a clamping assembly with an upper section, a lower section, an intermediate section, and means for manually securing the same to said bar or table, at least one receptacle fixedly connected to said upper section for holding various articles therein, sized slot means disposed in said upper section for holding various items therein, said receptacles and slot means being located so that the articles held therein are easily accessible to all gathered about the table or bar, and hook means depending from said lower section for hanging handbags, towels and the like so that the same are hidden from guests yet are easily accessible to the host or bartender.
Abstract: A container which is formed from a generally stiff but flexible blank of coated carton material by means of inwardly bulging and shaping a center section of an initially flat blank and joining together and tightly connecting the opposite side edges and flanges of the side sections in such a manner that the superimposed flanges are not connected with each other at one location, thus forming coacting sidewalls for a discharge opening. The coacting sidewalls are separable from each other by liquid being squeezed by pressure on the exterior of the container whereby this opening discharges the liquid into a separable tongue which is closed before use and is torn off or cut to provide a dispensing outlet for the container.
Abstract: An apparatus for making and method for forming a dental prosthesis in situ in an edentulouos space defined either adjacent to two existing teeth or between a fixed tooth and a second tooth posterially positioned with respect to the first tooth, and lightly touching the associated gum surface, utilizes a bridge bar assembly having at least one shaped connecting member to be adjustably mounted and connected in the drilled grooves of adjacent teeth, a boss on the bridge bar assembly, and a pontic base adjustably mounted on the boss such that when the bridge bar assembly is in assembled position in the edentulous space for connection to the teeth, the pontic base lightly touches the gum, two spaced mold halves can be placed on the buccal and lingual sides of the edentulous space in which the bridge bar assembly is mounted, (or alternatively, two mold halves with predetermined holes to receive each end of the bridge bar and to permit retention and packing of plastic or pontic forming material), the pontic base can
September 2, 1986
Date of Patent:
December 15, 1987
Howard B. Marshall
Howard B. Marshall, Gordon E. Kaye, Ira L. Lopata
Abstract: A spring latch, hinge and boss assembly for closure members generally on containers such as compacts for powder and other cosmetics includes, spaced hinge elements on one peripheral side of the closure or cover member and base member to permit pivotal movement of the closure or cover member from open to closed position and vice versa relative to the base member and a boss member disposed between the hinge elements so that a force must be exerted on the closure member during closing movement. The materials of the boss member are harder than the material for the closure member and the base member. The boss member is constructed with a designed resistance to closing and to opening of the closure member relative to the base member. Alternatively and selectively and even though made of a harder material the boss can be designed so that in assembled position it can be rigid and non-yielding or can flex depending on the materials selected for the closure member, base member and boss and the shape of the boss member.
Abstract: Apparatus for calibrating a conductivity instrument having a conductivity cell and a conductivity measuring instrument operatively associated with the conductivity cell, includes a conduit for supplying high purity water to be measured; a first flow line for supplying the high purity water from the conduit to the conductivity cell; a second flow line for supplying the high purity water from the conduit to the conductivity cell; a mixed bed ion exchanger in the second flow line for de-ionizing the high purity water flowing through the second flow line; and a valve which selectively supplies the high purity water to the conductivity cell, from either the first flow line to provide a conductivity measurement of the high purity water or the second flow line to calibrate the conductivity cell.
Abstract: A machine for precision cutting and finishing of curved wooden members, includes a generally vertically disposed column; a support assembly including a plurality of spaced, relatively narrow support guides; a radially adjustable clamping assembly on each of at least two support guides, each clamping assembly having two locking jaws, at least one locking jaw being fluidly operated to move relative to the other locking jaw and for holding and fixing the curved wooden member; an elongated beam rotatably connected at one end to the upper end of the column and cantilevered to extend radially outward therefrom for movement in a circumferential arc over the upper support members, a tool support having one end slidably connected to the elongated cantilevered beam and movable to and fro along the radially extending axis of the beam; a tool holder adjustably connected on the tool support for generally vertical and rotational movement, the tool holder including a T-connector having opposite tool connecting ends and two
July 28, 1986
Date of Patent:
August 25, 1987
Michael Kessel, Erwin Kessel, Eugene Schneider
Abstract: A shell for producing a temporary dental prosthesis such as a temporary dental crown includes an occlusal layer having an outer surface shaped to provide a tooth-like appearance; a buccal side connected to one edge of the occlusal layer and extending down therefrom; a lingual side connected to an opposite edge of the occlusal layer and extending down therefrom; and the shell being open along mesial and distal sides thereof.
Abstract: A normal pH sensitive glass electrode is deactivated by exposure to thermal treatments at relatively high temperatures of approximately 190.degree. C. for predetermined periods of time until the nominal electrode sensitivity is reduced to very low levels such that the output potentials of such deactivated glass electrode approach the characteristics desired for a theoretically perfect reference electrode.Additionally, a method of forming a deactivated pH glass electrode including the steps of exposing a normal pH or other ion sensitive glass electrode to high temperatures in the order of 190.degree. C. or higher for predetermined periods of time is disclosed.
Abstract: A key deburring and polishing assembly for keys which have been cut on a key machine or for other metal elements which have uneven or hanging pieces remaining thereon has a frame having a base member and a front end plate and a back end plate connected on opposite ends of the base member and a cover which encloses the frame, driving mechanism mounted in the frame and fixedly connected to a cylindrical drum for rotating the same which drum defines a deburring and polishing chamber open at one end and can be aligned for operative association with the inner face of the front end wall so that abrading material which can be charged into the deburring and polishing chamber of the cylindrical drum by a suitable charging opening will not escape therefrom but with sufficient clearance to permit small particles to escape.
Abstract: Apparatus for generating a constant current, comprising a storage device for storing a voltage corresponding to the constant current, the storage device including a resistor-capacitor filter and having an input and an output; a Zener diode for supplying a constant voltage; a first high off-state impedance device for connecting the Zener diode to the input in response to a first actuation signal; a second high off-state impedance device for connecting the input to a source of discharge potential in response to a second actuation signal; a microprocessor for supplying the first actuation signal to the first high off-state impedance device for a first time interval and the second actuation signal to the second off-state impedance device thereafter for a second time interval, and then providing no first and second actuation signals for a third time interval much greater than the combined first and second time intervals; and a voltage-to-current converting circuit connected to the output and having a high input im
Abstract: A scraper and scrubber includes a hollow, elongated cylindrical body having an outer surface; a plurality of parallel, circumferentially spaced, V-shaped channels having a first depth extending in the longitudinal direction on the outer surface to form a plurality of parallel, circumferentially spaced ridges extending in the longitudinal direction on the outer surface between adjacent channels; a plurality of V-shaped helical grooves having a second, smaller depth extending at an acute angle to the channels and intersecting the ridges to form pointed, substantially pyramid shaped structures on the ridges, the substantially pyramid shaped structures formed on each ridge being offset with respect to the substantially pyramid shaped structures formed on adjacent ridges.
Abstract: A tissue paper box includes a plurality of side walls, a bottom wall and a top wall which define an enclosure for containing tissue papers; the top wall being cut-away to define a paper outlet through which the tissue papers can be removed; the side walls being collapsible to provide the tissue paper box in compact form after at least some of the tissue papers are removed therefrom; and at least one elastic strip secured to interior surfaces of the walls of the box for biasing the tissue papers toward the paper outlet, the at least one elastic strip being at least partly removable through the paper outlet when all of the tissue papers are removed from the box, to be wrapped around the box so as to maintain the box in the collapsed, compact form.
Abstract: An arrangement of interlocking telescoping members, having particular applicability with invalid devices, such as walking canes, foldable walkers and the like, includes an outer telescoping member having a plurality of longitudinally arranged apertures; an inner telescoping member telescopically received within the outer telescoping member, the inner telescoping member including a single aperture; a push button extending outwardly through the aperture of the inner telescoping member for engagement with one of the longitudinally arranged apertures of the outer telescoping member; a spring disposed within the inner telescoping member and secured to the push button for outwardly biasing the push button through the aperture of the inner telescoping member; and a plastic, resilient sleeve snuggly surrounding the outer telescoping member at least about the longitudinally arranged apertures so as to provide a pinch free adjustment, to prevent rattle between the telescoping members, and with the sleeve being capable
Abstract: An ice cream sandwich machine includes a nozzle having a discharge end from which ice cream is extruded; a wafer infeed and delivery assembly cooperating with said nozzle and comprising a pair of wafer trays for feeding wafers against opposite sides of the extruded ice cream and paired, vertically reciprocable wafer pusher blade means cooperating therewith to urge corresponding pairs of said wafers downward for applications to the extruded ice cream bar; an index wheel positioned below the nozzle and having a plurality of pockets therein for receiving the wafers and the ice cream in the assembled form of a sandwich; and a wafer agitator assembly including wafer impact arms for periodically impacting the wafers in the wafer trays, and control arms fixedly connected with respect to the wafer impact arms for controlling the periodicity and impact force of the wafer impact arms of the wafers in the wafer trays in response to periodic movement of the pusher blade means.