Abstract: A structure of an array of connectors fastened to a planar insulator, usually formed of a high temperature thermoplastic. The planar insulator has a pattern of substantially cylindrical openings formed therein into which is inserted a machined copper alloy sleeve which is plated with tin or tin-lead alloy. The sleeve itself is a hollow substantially cylindrical tube with a multi-finger spring contact inserted near one (usually called the upper end). The spring contact itself is plated with gold, tin, tin-lead or other malleable electrically conductive material. At the far end of the cylindrical tube is fixed a plug of “kraft paper” to function as a barrier, made from substantially pure wood pulp with no fillers. The cylindrical tube of the sleeve grips the kraft paper barrier sufficiently for it to remain in place during the processing cycle when the copper alloy sleeve is soldered to the circuit board.
Abstract: A frangible cover, generally made of a synthetic material, such as plastic, which fits over and grips the “hot” or energized bus bars in an electrical breaker box and fits under the insulating panel fingers in the breaker box. In this arrangement, the novel frangible cover is locked in place in the breaker box until the installer acts to remove all or part of the cover. The cover is scribed in a pattern so that it can be partially removed one or more breakers at time as intended by the breaker installer. The physical configuration of the present invention is mated to the physical configuration of the breaker box itself. The present frangible cover is designed to mate with the extending finger of the phase line bus bar and engage the tab of the insulating strip as if it were a breaker or plurality of breakers.
Abstract: A novel cover for a spectator having a generally tubular or cylindrical shape open at one end and closed at the other end having an approximate twenty inch diameter and an axial length of about forty-five inches when finished. The lower portion of the cylinder is formed of a multi-layer material with a waterproof base of about twenty inches in diameter and eight inches in axial length when finished. The waterproof base has an inner insulated layer. The upper portion of the bag is formed of a wind and water resistant material such as a dense or tightly woven nylon material. The upper portion of the bag is kept open along the major part of its axial length. Along the axial portion of the bag on either side of the opening are mating hook and loop fastening material. At the other end of the bag, away from the base, is formed a runway through which runs a cord formed of polyester or nylon. The cord exits the runway either at the end thereof or through eyelits.
Abstract: An apparatus for locking musical instruments having "necks" to a fixed structure having first and second rigid arm members each having a curved portion and a straight portion; in which the first and second rigid arm members are mirror images of each other; mating eye members are attached to each of said first and second arm members curved portion and mating hinge forming means are attached to each of the first and second arm members straight portion in which each of said first and second arm members has an inner surface for engaging the "neck" of a musical instrument and each of said first and second arm members inner surface has a soft resilient portion and extending chain or cable adapted to fit through the eye means of the first and second arms for engaging a fixed structure.
Abstract: An educational device having a base page, which may be transparent and multiple intervening transparent pages and a structure to hold the multiple intervening transparent layers in registration in which the base layer has a set of problems which are modified by each succeeding overlying layer and in which the numbers are formed by using seven segment blocks similar to those used by light emitting diodes or liquid crystal displays for forming and modifying the numbers and the indication of the operation to be performed if formed by using one to four segment blocks.
Abstract: A combination rod anchor and fishing tackle box formed of a bottom and molded top in which one or more recesses are formed in the top and a portion of each recess is threaded to receive an essentially hollow tube member which has a threaded external portion to mate with the threaded internal recesses of the top member and in which the hollow tube members are adapted to hold fishing rods firmly in place.
Abstract: A wall assembly of a building structure which utilizes a plurality of panels having preformed grooves thereon and supports which interface with these grooves. Supports are positioned within the various grooves of each of the panels and are appropriately interconnected. In one embodiment, these panels are made from styrofoam and the supports are generally U-shaped, steel studs. A plurality of these panels may be positioned adjacent to each other and the U-shaped studs may be interconnected in a manner which provides a desired degree of structural integrity.
Abstract: Four embodiments of videoendoscopic knot pushers are shown having a main body and first and second fingers whose ends are shaped in a smooth rounded shape to guide a suture and knot into position with a patient's body. The finger members define either a "V" shaped cleft or a smooth walled channel between them for grasping the suture. One embodiment of the invention has second and third channels for retaining the suture in the fingers even during retraction of the main body. Another embodiment of the present invention has a spiral channel formed "upstream" of the finger members for retaining control of the suture even if the suture slips out of the grasp of the channel formed by the first and second finger members.
Abstract: A mouthpiece for use in diving or medical equipment, among others made of moldable resilient material having an offset between upper and lower jaw, a bite plane which is tapered with the bite plane formed by wings which have varying thickness to create the taper in which the wing members have substantially vertical surfaces on either side thereof for contacting the lateral surfaces of the user's cuspids and bicuspids and in which the main body portion has upper and lower apron and eminence skirts for avoiding contact with the user's frenum and cuspid eminences and in which the internal wing members have a range in size, at the cuspid, from about 6 to about 12 mm in width, from about 14 to about 40 mm in length and from about 2 mm to about 8 mm in thickness. The greater the offset, the shorter the length of the internal wing members.
Abstract: A composite vacuum pump system having first and second vacuum pumps each having its own rotor and drive motor in which the exhaust of the first vacuum pump is removably coupled to the inlet of the second vacuum pump and the first vacuum pump rotor is driven at a constant torque and in which the second vacuum pump has an inlet for permitting the introduction into the pump of a heavy gas for increasing the efficiency of the pumping system.
Abstract: A mouthpiece for use in diving or medical equipment, among others made of moldable resilient material having an offset between upper and lower jaw and a bite plane which is tapered with the bite place formed by wings which have varying thickness to create the taper.
Abstract: A bearing for a vacuum device having an annular permanent magnet disposed about a rotatable shaft which has one end exposed to low pressure and the other end exposed to atmospheric pressure in which the rotatable shaft has a spherical member formed on the high pressure end for mating with a concave bearing surface having a magnetic fluid interposed therebetween and the rotatable shaft has a plurality of grooves formed thereon for aligning with a plurality of rings formed on an annular pole piece in which a magnetic fluid is disposed between the rings and grooves, which can be formed on the shaft, for providing a high pressure seal.
Abstract: A solid or semi-solid fuel produced entirely from vegetable products having an approximate formulation of 86.1% ethanol, 2.2% water and 11.7% sodium salts of fatty acids produced by virtually any commercially available process for producing ethanol from vegetable crops such as cane sugar, beet sugar, wheat, pineapple, corn and the like which also produces "sweetwater" which contains fatty acids, sugar water and fibrous plant material in which the sweetwater is mixed with the ethanol in a reactor which heats the mixture to a temperature of 110-140 degrees fahrenheit wherein the mixing is performed in two stages by two reactors in which the first reactor rotates at between 750-1800 r.p.m. for from five to seven minutes and the second reactor rotates at between 2200-3100 r.p.m. for about five to seven minutes.
Abstract: A material and method for processing meat in production in which the meat, both carcass and head, which can proceed on different production lines, is rinsed and treated with acetic acid after hide removal. The water and acid are maintained at a temperature of between 80 and 150 degrees Fahrenheit. The acid is in a water based solution at concentrations ranging from 0.25 percent to 2.00 percent. After evisceration for the carcass and removal of waste from the head, the head and carcass are rinsed and treated with acetic acid again before being sent to cold storage from which they are released later for further processing. The first rinsing step is commenced within one hour of the time the hide is removed from the animal.
Abstract: A material and method for processing meat in production in which the meat, both carcass and head, which can proceed on different production lines, is rinsed and treated with acetic acid after hide removal. The water and acid are maintained at a temperature of between 80 and 150 degrees fahrenheit. The acid is in a water based solution at concentrations ranging from 0.25 per cent to 2.00 per cent. After evisceration for the carcass and removal of waste from the head, the head and carcass are rinsed and treated with acetic acid again before being sent to cold storage from which they are released later for further processing. The first rinsing step is commenced within one hour of the time the hide is removed from the animal.
Abstract: A compact, high-torque electric motor in which one motor element (either the stator or rotor) has magnetic poles whose effective magnetic width is substantially equal and which span equal center angles. The second motor element has a plurality of armature groups, each of which occupies a phase sector of the motor element formed by dividing the total periphery by a natural number. All of the armatures within an armature group are connected electrically in series and excited with a current of one phase (either an alternating current phase or an equivalent phase generated by commutator action). Within on pole group the poles may have equal widths or different widths.
Abstract: An electrical connector formed from a solid material having a compliant end with a plurality of barb-like concentric rings formed about a hollow cavity formed in the material in which an axially extending channel has been formed for engaging a press fit terminal formed in a circuit board or other similar device.
Abstract: A solid fuel consists of a mixture of one or more paper products and one or more oil products. Preferred mixtures one waste paper with fuel oil, waste oil, petroleum coke or refinery bottoms. A binding agent and/or an amount of water may be added to the above constituents. A method of making said solid fuel is also submitted.
Abstract: A device for pulling electrical cable through conduit having a rigid frame with two wheels mounted thereon for being moved in a wheelbarrow like fashion and having attached to the frame a motor for driving a torque converter and speed reduced which drive a shaft which is clutched and which has a reel of cable connected thereto in which a guide and support mechanism directs the cable to the reel and support the entire device in a fixed position relative to the conduit through which the cable is being pulled and in which the motor can be remotely controlled by a switch.