Abstract: An assay device for testing of liquid samples for drugs of abuse has a transparent container for retaining a liquid sample. A backing member is within the container and is curved so that its front surface corresponds to the curvature of the container wall. Immunoassay test strips are on the front face of the backing and are visible through the container wall. Each test strip is enclosed in a transparent pocket which has a bottom opening through which the bottom portion of the test strip protrudes to contact the liquid sample within the container. The liquid then flows upwardly through the test strip to react with reagents within the test strip.
Abstract: In a lateral test flow immunoassay device, a saliva sample and a buffer solution are delivered into a mixing chamber to mix with a second reagent. The resulting test mixture is allowed to incubate for a pre-determined period of time and then selectively delivered to a test strip.
Abstract: A mold frame for an apparatus for producing shaped concrete articles has two longitudinal and two transverse frame members which are detachably screwed to one another with form-fit on the four corners of the rectangular mold frame. The transverse frame members on their end faces have polygonal pins which fit closely into the correspondingly shaped recesses of the longitudinal frame members to resist torsional movement. The polygonal pins and recesses are penetrated by one locking screw at a time with which the mold frame is braced in itself. A mold insert which has several mold cavities is braced within the mold frame by a tongue and groove connection. The form-fit screw connection between the longitudinal and transferse frame members makes it possible to accommodate the very high forces and torques which are formed by shaking vibrations during the molding process.
Abstract: A container for retaining a liquid sample to be tested is closed by a removable closure cap having a slot therein to receive a flat rectangular panel test card member inserted through the slot into the container. A flexible resilient member is mounted adjoining to the closure cap slot and has a slit therein with abutting edges through which the test card is passed. After the test card has been withdrawn, the abutting edges contract to their normally closed position to prevent the leakage of any liquid through the slot when the container is being handled. During withdrawal of the test card through the slot the abutting edges wipe excess liquid sample from the test card.
Abstract: The side walls of a mold have recesses in each of which is mounted a mold core for forming depressions on the outer side of a concrete block which is to be produced in this mold. The mold cores are pivotally supported around a horizontal axis which is parallel to the mold walls on the outer side of the mold. A sloping cam slot on each mold core is used to pivot the mold cores into the mold cavity defined by the mold walls and then back into the recess. The inner edges of a recess closely fit the mold core and function as strippers which self-clean all surfaces of the mold core which have come into contact with the concrete when the mold core is pivoted back into its recess. As a result, time intervals for cleaning the mold cores are greatly lengthened and a clean and smooth surface of the finished concrete block is insured.
Abstract: A drug of abuse test kit for testing low volumes of a fluid sample having a transparent flat bag container for retaining a fluid sample to be tested and the open end of the container has a recloseable closure. The container is maintained in a substantially vertical position and has an open end which receives a multiple drug test card having a plurality of immunoassay test strips thereon with visual endpoints to indicate presence or absence of a particular drug. A process and a modification thereof for testing of low volumes of a fluid sample and a process for quality control of a test card are also disclosed.
January 29, 2001
Date of Patent:
June 18, 2002
American Bio Medica Corp.
Douglas Casterlin, Henry J. Wells, Stan Cipkowski
Abstract: A vibration drive particularly suited for a mold for producing concrete molded bodies comprises of at least one piezoelectric vibration exciter which is fixedly attached onto the mold. The vibration exciter comprises a housing in which an unbalance mass is movably supported and is drivingly connected to a piezoelement which is also located in the housing to produce vibration. When an AC voltage is applied to the vibration exciter a deformation movement occurs which is converted into an oscillating motion of the unbalance mass and which thus produces vibrations of the mold.
Abstract: A diagnostic test kit has a cup-like container for retaining a fluid sample to be tested and the open top end of the container is closed by a closure cap on the open end. There is a slit in the closure cap to receive a multiple test card having a plurality of immunoassay test strips thereon with visual endpoints to indicate presence or absence of a selected antigen or antibody. The height of the container is such that the visual indication of the presence or absence of a selected antigen or antibody is visible above the closure cap when the bottom end of the test card is in contact with the fluid sample within the container.
Abstract: A test card for drugs of abuse has a thin flat member having the size and shape of a business card. A plurality of immunoassay test strips extend longitudinally from top to bottom at the card and are fastened side by side in parallel on one or both sides of the test card within the outline of the card. Each test strip is reactive to provide a visual indication in response to a particular drug of abuse. The test card thus provides for the simultaneous detection of multiple analytes. Processes are also disclosed for making the drug test card with test strips on one and both sides of the card.
April 21, 1999
Date of Patent:
April 16, 2002
American Bio Medica Corporation
Douglas Casterlin, Henry J. Wells, Stan Cipkowski
Abstract: The vibration drive for a mold for producing concrete mold bodies has four piezoelectric vibration exciters which are located in the four corner areas of a vibrating table of a molding machine and connected to the machine frame. A vertically movable mold with several mold cavities which are open to the top and bottom is deposited on the vibrating table. After filling the mold cavities with concrete, the vibration exciters are activated and are caused to vibrate by shaking, these vibrations being transferred to the vibrating table and the mold. The vibration exciters are electrically connected to a microprocessor which controls the vibration frequency and other parameters of the vibration drive by corresponding, preselectable computer programs.
Abstract: A photo-frame postcard structure and product consisting of two superimposed layers, whereby one side of the structure has an adhesive area for the association of a photographic reproduction thereon and the other side of the structure has pre-printed postcard indicia and a foldable support member for supporting the structure upon a horizontal surface.
Abstract: A trailer hitch has both horizontal and vertical pivoting connections between a towing vehicle and a trailer and is further provided with a telescoping alignment bar to facilitate connection of the towing vehicle to the trailer hitch.
Abstract: A drug abuse test kit has a transparent cup-like container for retaining a fluid sample to be tested and the open top end of the container is closed by an inner closure insert seated within the open end. There is a slit in the inner closure insert to receive a multiple drug test card having a plurality of immunoassay test strips thereon with visual endpoints to indicate presence or absence of a particular drug. The container is provided with an outer cover to close and seal the container when a sample therein is to be transported.
Abstract: Process for encapsulating an electronic component, in particular an integrated circuit, with an encapsulating material, at least comprising the steps of:placing the component to be encapsulated in a cavity of a mold;introducing the encapsulating material at elevated temperature into the cavity between the mold and the component to be encapsulated;hardening the encapsulating material; andreleasing the encapsulated component from the cavity,the encapsulating material used comprising 40-65% by weight of the engineering thermoplast and 60-35% by weight of the reactive solvent.
December 29, 1995
Date of Patent:
April 20, 1999
"3P" Licensing B.V.
Ireneus Johannes T. M. Pas, Johannes Gerard L. Nelissen
Abstract: The flow rate of a medium flowing through a channel is measured by using a number of measurement sites along which the medium flows continuously at different velocities. The heating of the medium at the measurement site and the measurements of the temperature changes at the measurement sites are used to measure the rate of flow. Calibration information for the flow measurement for each measurement site is utilized to establish a rule which would include information about the measurement accuracy over the measurement range for each measurement site. The flow rate to be measured is established upon the basis of the measurement result of a measurement site which gives the greatest measurement accuracy according to the predetermined rule. The measurement of the flow at a measurement site comprises heating the medium during a first interval and during a second interval subsequent to the firest interval the temperature reduction is monitored at the measurement site.