Abstract: Radio frequency cables have a inner circular conductor and an outer circular conductor. The inner and outer circular conductors are usually formed from copper and are separated by a heavy insulation layer usually cellular polyethylene. The outer side of the outer conductor may further be coated with a heavy polymeric insulation layer. In preparing these radio frequency cables for coupling it is necessary to have a flush cut surface. These flush cuts have been effected in the past by sawing, which has proved to be troublesome as metallic particles are dispersed throughout the insulation. The outer conductor may be prepared for coupling by: 1. Placing a tear collar over the outer conductor and 2. Tearing the outer conductor against the tear collar. This tearing creates an integral and desirable flange in the tearing process.
Abstract: A process for planting aquatic plants and seeds underwater on the bottom and edges of an estuary, where an aquatic plant or seed which is ready for planting is positioned in a holder having a means for retaining the plant or seed. The holder further has a bottom gripping section which is secured to the holder. The preformed holders may be positioned on the bottom of the estuary or broadcast onto the surface thereof. The preferred bottom gripping sections are rocks, stones and mollusk shells. The holder also incorporates an organic button which retains the aquatic plant or seed during the planting process. The plant or seed retaining section can be designed to decompose in a predetermined period of time. This predetermined period of time may be correlated to the growing cycle of an aquatic plant or the germination cycle of an aquatic plant seed.
Abstract: The present invention is concerned with a process for the formation of dental restorations from glass-ceramic materials and the resulting dental restorations. A dental restoration is formed by pressing a lithium discilicate glass ceramic where the concentration of lithium discilicate crystals in the glass ceramic composition is at least 30% by weight. Crystal formation is effected with P2O5. The glass ceramic material may further contain coloring oxides, fluoresing agents, pigments, opacifiers and glass modifiers. The resulting dental restorations have superior optical, esthetic and strength properties.
Abstract: Aquatic plant shoots are transplanted by positioning shoots, plants or seeds in a sediment tube or sediment bag which is in turn placed in a propeller scar or blowout.
The sediment tubes and sediment bags may be preformed or they may be formed just prior to their placement in the estuary.
With the process and apparatus of this invention, sea grass shoots, plants and seeds can be replanted on the bottom of an estuary and new plant growth encouraged in propeller scars and blowouts.
The material from which the sediment tube or bag is formed from degrades. The degradation of the sediment tube or bag can be correlated to the growing cycle of seagrass plants, shoots or seeds as may be contained in the sediment tube or bag.
Abstract: This invention deals with a process for treating and sanitizing animal habitats. In addition to sanitizing the habitat the production of ammonia and odor from fecal matter and urine is inhibited or terminated. In the process an animal habitat is cleaned and subsequently treated with trichlormelamine (TCM). The TCM may be applied by spraying the habitat with a solution of TCM, by dusting the habitat with powdered TCM or by treating bedding/litter with TCM. This process produces healthier animals and as such the productivity of a given grow out is increased. The process of this invention is particularly suited to animal habitats which are used to raise batches of hogs, cattle, turkeys and chickens on a continuing basis. The TCM may be further incorporated into water soluble polymeric compositions which permit the TCM to be leached out in a controlled manner. Further the TCM may be incorporated into cellular and noncellular polymeric compositions which may be used as bedding/litter material, and cat litter.
Abstract: The planting of individual sea grass plants or small bunches of sea grass plants is known in the prior art. In the prior art these plantings are made either manually or with appropriate machinery. This invention deals with the digging, transporting and planting of large slabs of sea grass. The process comprises the steps of digging a slab of sea grass, transporting the slab of sea grass to a new location, digging a furrow with the same apparatus that is used to dig the slab of sea grass and depositing the slab of sea grass in the furrow.
Abstract: The disclosure of this invention relates to odor control and more particularly, to a process and composition whereby household, institutional and industrial odors are eliminated wherein these odors are incorporated in a variety of substrates or are emitted from industrial sludges. The odor control composition of this invention is a solution of Chloramine-T which may incorporate a suitable wetting agent. The solutions in this invention may further be buffered. The concentration of the Chloramine-T can be from about 0.5 to about 15 weight percent when used. The concentration of the wetting agent can be from about 0.1 to about 5%. The Chloramine-T solutions of this invention are effective over a pH range of 6-14, with a preferred pH range being from 8 to about 9.5.
Abstract: A process for planting aquatic plants underwater on the bottom and edges of estuary's where an aquatic plant which is ready for transplanting is positioned in a holder having a means for retaining the transplantable plant. The holder may be weighted with a bottom gripping section to secure the holder including the plant to the estuary bottom. The preformed holders may be positioned on the bottom of the estuary or broadcast on the surface. The preferred gripping sections are rocks, stones and mollusk shells. The holder also incorporates an organic button which retains the aquatic plant during the planting process.
Abstract: This invention relates to window films and more particularly to a process for installing window films in such a manner that haze is eliminated and the bond strength between the film and a substrate is enhanced. The window film application process of this invention is concerned with the application of a mounting solution to the window prior to applying the film to the window. The solutions used in this invention are solutions of metal salts of polymeric low molecular weight organic acids. Solutions of the sodium salt of polyacrylic acids are preferred for use in this invention. The concentrations of the low molecular weight organic acid can be from about 1 to about 33 weight percent.
Abstract: A process and apparatus for planting aquatic plants underwater on the bottom of estuaries in propeller scars and for encouraging plant growth in propeller scars. Aquatic plant shoots are transplanted by positioning shoots in a sediment tube which is in turn placed in the propeller scar. When the sediment tube is placed in the propeller scar the sea grass shoots are held in position for an extended period of time to allow the sea grass shoots to take root on the estuary bottom. The sediment tubes may be preformed or they may be formed just prior to their placement in the estuary. A watercraft may be used to position the sediment tubes with and without sea grass shoots over an area of the propeller scar. With the process and apparatus of this invention, sea grass plants can be replanted on the bottom of an estuary and new plant growth encouraged in propeller scars.
Abstract: The present invention is concerned with a process for the formation of dental restorations from glass-ceramic materials and the resulting dental restorations. A dental restoration is prepared by placing a glass-ceramic material in a heat-pressure deformable crucible. Heat is applied to the crucible to bring the glass-ceramic to a working range at temperatures above its liquidus temperature. The crucible has heat-pressure deformation properties which are matched to the working temperature of the glass-ceramic. Once the glass-ceramic is heated to its working temperature, the crucible is brought into contract with a mold having a cavity therein. As the distance between the heated crucible and the mold is decreased, the crucible is deformed to form a seal with the mold facilitating the injection of the molten glass-ceramic into the cavity. The resulting dental restoration has superior optical, esthetic and strength properties.
Abstract: A cast net throwing device is provided for use with a cast net including a netting defining a mesh, with the netting being bounded at an outer periphery by a lead line, and the cast net further including a plurality of braille lines secured at opposite ends to the lead line and interconnected therebetween to a throwline, with the throwline and braille lines operating in combination with one another to close the net when a user pulls on the throwline. The cast net throwing device comprises at least one handle member, with the at least one handle member being operatively securable to the netting without interfering with the operation of the braille lines of the cast net.
Abstract: The present invention is concerned with the art of waterfowl decoys and in particular a decoy assembly which incorporates a plurality of waterfowl bodies.
The assembly may be readily folded for storage and transport and opened and locked into position for usage. The decoy assembly comprises a central member which is flanked with a pair of secondary members. In usage these secondary members are locked into angular relationship with the central member. The assembly is molded from a high density, closed cell, polymeric material and incorporates integral molded locking means.
Abstract: This invention deals with dental abstract restorations which are formed from glass-ceramic materials. In this invention the dental restorations may be formed by pressing. The resulting dental restorations have superior optical esthetic and strength properties. The invention includes dental restorations which are formed from particular lithium-disilicate glass-ceramics. In addition to forming dental restorations by pressing, the dental restorations may be milled. After forming the dental restorations are altered by applying one or more layers of a porcelain material to said dental restorations, and fusing said layers.