Abstract: The battery holder enables rapid insertion and removal of a battery relative thereto. An open portion of the holder provides ready access for rapid and efficient battery insertion and removal. Biased contacts and a protruding lip portion at opposite ends of the battery holder securely retain the battery therein.
Abstract: A scintigraphy guided system for stereotaxic localization of breast carcinomas, used in conjunction with a scintillation detection device, of a patient who has been injected with a radioactive substance which preferentially accumulates in carcinomas. The system includes a table, a pair of fenestrated paddles, and a guide means. The table has a top surface, upon which the patient lies in a prone position, and at least one opening through which the patient's breast being examined will pendulously protrude therethrough. A pair of fenestrated paddles are positioned under the bottom surface of the table in the vicinity of the opening, and are moveable relative to each other to compress the patient's breast therebetween. The guide is positioned under the table in the vicinity of the opening. The guide has plurality of moveable sighting guides, each moveable along one of three orthogonal axes, and each sighting guide having a radioactive sighting line located thereon.
June 3, 1994
Date of Patent:
January 21, 1997
Harbor-UCLA Research and Education Institute, Inc.
Ismael Mena, Linda Diggles, Douglas M. Diggles, Sr., Robert E. Diggles, Iraj Khalkhali
Abstract: A backlighting light fixture adapted for use in providing backlight illumination for display structures having a framework made of rail members assembled to define openings, with translucent, image bearing panels mounted in the openings. The backlighting light fixture has a reflector and lamp support portion is made of a resilient and flexible material, having an inside surface, an outside surface, and opposing side edges and top and bottom edges. A first attachment portion is attached to an inside surface of the reflector and lamp support portion. A light source is also provided, with a second attachment portion fixed thereto. The first and second attachment portions are detachably attachable together so that the light source can be detachably affixed to the inside surface of the reflector and lamp support portion.
Abstract: A stretcher bar frame for artists' backing material and kit to make same. Lengths of lumber rails of conveniently available standard sizes, such as 1".times.3" and 2".times.4", can be used with a plurality of molded corner bracket units, each having two channels sized to receive, and completely enclose the outer side walls of, the lumber rails. In a first embodiment, the corner brackets units have a bead region extending around their upper and outer perimeter. In other embodiments, separate bead members are provided, which can be cut to a desired length, for fixable attachment to the lumber rails to form a continuous bead region around the perimeter of the stretcher bar frame, such that when the backing material is stretched over the front of the stretcher bar, it rides on the outer perimeter bead, and not on the stretcher bar frame.
Abstract: A viscous material delivery and management system for delivery of a particular viscous material to a viscous material utilizing destination. The system has a sealed container for containment of a particular viscous material, a source of inert gas in gaseous communication with the sealed container, and a viscous material conduit in communication with the sealed container for delivery of the particular viscous material. The inert gas provides the motive force to move the particular viscous fluid from the sealed container to the viscous material utilizing destination.
Abstract: A fluid container draining device for draining fluid from a fluid container, such as an oil filter, in a controlled manner. It has a front threaded screw with a sharpened drill tip. It has an internal channel communicating between an opening at the forward end of the screw and a rear region of the threaded screw. A fluid valve is positioned at the rear region of the screw in fluid connection with the channel. The fluid valve provides fluid flow control between the interior of the fluid container and the outside of the fluid container. The fluid valve has an internally threaded front region which screws into the externally threaded rear region of the screw, and an externally threaded rear region, onto which a fluid evacuation line is to be attached. A turning portion for turning the device into the wall of the container is located on the device.
Abstract: A leakproof dual action valve which is operated by its relative state of engagement and disengagement to a complementary, mating spring-actuated valve connected to a fluid supply. The dual action valve has a sleeve member, a piston carrier portion, a piston body, and a valve. As the sleeve member of the dual action valve is screwed onto the mating spring actuated valve, the piston body simultaneously pushes open both the dual action valve and the spring actuated valve. When the sleeve member is unscrewed from the mating spring actuated valve, both valves close, thereby preventing and leakage of fluid. The dual action valve is adapted to connect to a vacuum hose, which will evacuate any fluid from the fluid supply.
Abstract: This disclosure relates primarily to the making of compressed single and double arrow jewelry chains, of precious or non-precious metal, and other unique surface designs, from open link chains wherein the regularly repeating apertures of the prior art chains have been substantially eliminated, thereby providing an exceedingly smooth look and silky feel to the completed chain. The compressed chain of this invention is made by first precisely aligning two or more open link chains together, side by side, along a single longitudinal axis, welding, as by soldering or brazing, the aligned open link chains, and subjecting the thusly aligned chains to a series of incremental compression steps, along the longitudinal axis of the aligned curb link chains. In this way, the regularly repeating apertures of the aligned open link chains are substantially eliminated while creating, as in the case of the use of single curb chains as the starting point, novel non-apertured arrow designs.
Abstract: An external bag support frame for attachment to a bag with side walls and a bottom wall. The external bag support frame has perimeter walls for attachment to the bag's side walls by stitching, adhesive, or with detachable means such as hook and loop material. The frame provides the bag with additional rigidity and abrasion resistance. In one embodiment, webbing straps passable through slots in the perimeter walls provide bottom support for the bags bottom. In another embodiment, a bottom grid, unitary with the perimeter side walls, form the bottom support for the bag.
Abstract: A composition of matter useful for enhancing the metabolism of the skin and mucosal tissue and thereby improving its health and appearance. The composition of matter includes a lipidic furan and retinol palmitate. The lipidic furan has a structure: furan--R, wherein R is a straight C.sub.9-36 alkyl chain, having the formula CH.sub.3 --(CH.sub.2).sub.n --(CH.sub.2).sub.n CH.sub.3, (n=8 to 35). R can also be a straight unsaturated C.sub.9-36 alkenyl chain with a single double bond, of the formula --(CH.sub.2).sub.n --CH.dbd.CH--(CH.sub.2).sub.m --CH.sub.3, wherein n and m.noteq.0 and n+m=6 to 33. R can be a straight unsaturated C.sub.9-36 chain, containing two to six double bonds, with the formula CH.sub.3 --(CH.sub.2).sub.m --(CH.dbd.CH).sub.x --(CH.sub.2).sub.n --, wherein m, x and n.noteq.0, m+2x+n=8 to 35. R can likewise be a straight unsaturated C.sub.9-36 chain containing one to six double bonds and one triple bond, having the formula CH.sub.3 --(CH.sub.2).sub.m --C.tbd.C--(CH.dbd.CH--CH.sub.2).sub.
Abstract: A lens holder system for temporarily holding a prescription lens in the openings eyeglass frames having perimeter grooves so that the patient can see what a pair of eyeglass frames will look like on him or her. The system has a plurality of pairs of lens holders. Each lens holder includes a prescription lens, a prescription lens encircling portion, a pair of resilient spring wires fixed at first ends to opposite sides of the prescription lens encircling portion, and a pair of guides positioned on the lens encircling portion distant from the point of attachment of the first ends of the spring wires to the lens encircling portion. The second ends of the spring wires are slidably engaged with one of the guides and the second ends of the spring wires have terminal stops to prevent the spring wires from being withdrawn from the guides.
Abstract: A nail polish base coat which promotes the growth of healthy, smooth, thick and strong fingernails and toenails. The nail polish base coat contains calcium, magnesium, zinc, acetylsalicylic acid, Vitamins A, D, and E, ethanol and acetic acid in a water solution. These ingredients are blended with a conventional enamel nail polish base coat to place these ingredients in suspension. By regularly applying the nail polish base coat to the nails, the nails will improve in condition and will be able to be grown out longer.
Abstract: The invention is a single hand operation shoe lacing system which has an elongate lace strap which is affixed at its front end to a lacing area of the shoe in the vicinity of the vamp. The lace strap is looped through a series of lace strap loops positioned in the lacing area of the shoe, alternately on the medial and lateral quarter panels of the shoe. The rear end of the lace strap adjustably carries a first engagement member with a second engagement member being positioned on the counter of the shoe. The first engagement member is adjustably positionable on the lace strap to adjust its working length. When the first engagement member is engaged with the second engagement member, the lace strap will draw the medial and lateral sides of the quarter together, and thereby fit the shoe to the wearer's foot, and when the first and second engagement members are disengaged, the medial and lateral quarter panels of the shoe can be separated, and thereby loosen the shoe on the wearer's foot.
Abstract: A self-opening pack of plastic bags for use with a bagging rack. The pack of plastic bags is formed of plastic material which has been exposed to corona surface treatment. Each plastic bag in the pack of bags has a central tab portion between its two upwardly extending handles, which are at the sides of the mouth of the T-shirt bags. A central tab portion is located on the front and rear walls in the mouth region of the plastic bags. The central tab portion has an aperture for receiving a retaining hook of a bagging rack, and a tearing cut which extends across the central tab portion, except for uncut portions near side edges of the central tab. The tearing cuts pass through the stack of bags and follow a non-straight path. Frangible pressure bonding is found along both sides of said tearing cut. Frangible pressure bonds are also formed on inner handle edges or edges of apertures or flaps formed in the stack of handles.
Abstract: A composition of matter useful for enhancing the metabolism of the skin and mucosal tissue and thereby improving its health and appearance. The composition of matter has the furan (2)--R, wherein R is a straight C.sub.9--36 alkyl chain, having the formula CH.sub.3 --(CH.sub.2).sub.n --(CH.sub.2).sub.n CH.sub.3, (n=8 to 35). R can also be a straight unsaturated C.sub.9-36 alkenyl chain with a single double bond, of the formula --(CH.sub.2).sub.n --CH.dbd.CH--(CH.sub.2).sub.m --CH.sub.3, wherein n and m.noteq.0 and n+m32 6 to 33. R can be a straight unsaturated C.sub.9-36 chain, containing two to six double bonds, with the formula CH.sub.3 --(CH.sub.2).sub.m --(CH.dbd.CH).sub.x --(CH.sub.2).sub.n --, wherein m, x and n .noteq.0, m+2x+n=8 to 35. R can likewise be a straight unsaturated C.sub.9-36 chain containing one to six double bonds and one triple bond, having the formula CH.sub.3 --(CH.sub.2).sub.m --C.tbd.C--(CH.dbd. CH--CH.sub.2).sub.x --, wherein m and x.noteq.0 and m+3x=6 to 33.
Abstract: This invention provides new inorganic composite materials for hard tissue replacement. The new composite material comprises solid material of calcium sulfate which is fully or partially converted to calcium phosphate from aqueous solution. This composite material has good biocompatibility and controllable resorption, and will be very useful for bone substitute material in orthopaedic and dental applications. The fully converted material which comprises mainly apatite calcium phosphate is also useful for chromatography application. A process to prepare these new composite materials is also described.
Abstract: A receptacle, adapted to enable activated wires to be connected thereto and therethrough for activation thereof, which includes a plurality of bus bars adapted to connect and isolate current inputs to enable the receptacle to accommodate multiple power plugs for multiple electronic devices. The receptacle further includes plug blade retention contacts, adapted to firmly grip, retain, and provide positive contacts and connection between plug blades and receptacle outlets. It further includes grounding contacts and wires adapted to effectively ground electronic equipment.
Abstract: A kit for converting a non-reclining wheelchair into a reclining wheelchair with a thoracic-lumbar-sacral correcting orthosis ("TLSO") corrective chair back. The TLSO chair back portion is hingeably affixed to the frame of a wheelchair which has had its non-reclining chair back removed. The desired degree of incline of the TLSO chair back portion is set by adjustment of recline adjustment straps.