Abstract: Water degasification and distillation apparatus having a container for water to be degasified and distilled, a relatively small boiler adjoining said container and having a first conduit extending into the container so that a selected water level in the container will fill said boiler to a selected height, a condenser within the container and immersed in the water contained therein, a second conduit extending from the space above the water in said boiler to the inlet of the condenser, an outlet on the condenser extending through a container wall for discharging degasified and distilled water and heating means in said boiler for heating the water therein.
Abstract: An improved attachment for an endless track vehicle or crawler, which is attached to shoe plates of the vehicle tracks for preventing the vehicle track running on a paved road from damaging the road surface.
Abstract: A paint applicator having an essentially cylindrical paint container serving as a handle and formed of a resilient material, a threaded cap closing the container, a paint applicating head and a conduit connecting the applicating head to the paint container. The applicating head includes a metal plate affixed to the conduit and having an opening for the supply of paint, a layer of sponge-like material overlying the plate, a porous layer having a nap on one surface overlying the sponge-like material and a paint impervious layer covering at least the top edge of the sponge-like material.
Abstract: A chalk line reel structure which includes a housing, a reel carrying a chalk line disposed within the housing which has an opening through which the chalk line extends, a spring and enclosure therefor carried by said housing with one end of the spring affixed effectively to the reel and the other end to the enclosure and a releasable ratchet coupled effectively to the housing and the spring enclosure for adjustment of spring tension. The housing may also include a second opening for the introduction of powdered chalk and a separate compartment enclosing the reel and having openings aligned with the housing openings.
Abstract: A vise jaw for attachment to a vise jaw support which includes a first plate for attachment to the vise jaw support in place of the standard vise jaw and having a plurality of vertically elongated openings formed therein and a second plate overlying the first plate and having a plurality of pins extending therefrom and engaging the openings in the first plate, a spring carried by the first plate and engaging at least one pin to urge the second plate to a normal uppermost position and a structure carried by the first plate and operable to engage one of the pins in an opening therein to urge the second plate downwardly when a work piece has been fastened in the vise.
Abstract: A contact lens for use in the observation of the interior of an eyeball in ophthalmological examination; the contact lens having one surface for placement in contact with the eyeball and illuminating means movably mounted adjoining another surface of the lens for illuminating the interior of the eyeball.
Abstract: In an elongated, inclined tubular lift pump for fluids such as sewage and the like having apparatus at the upper end for rotation thereof and a support adjoining the lower end thereof, said support including a wear ring encircling the tubular housing and roller enaging said wear ring, said wear ring being secured to said tubular housing by a plurality of blocks positioned on opposing sides of said wear ring and secured to the tubular housing, each of said blocks having an inclined slot and pins carried by the sides of said wear ring and engaging said slots to permit rotation of said wear ring relative to said tubular housing with changes in temperature differentials between the wear ring and tubular housing while maintaining concentricity of the wear ring and housing and thus relieving stress on said tubular housing.
Abstract: Life preserving equipment in the form of an elongated housing having an open side and a cover for said housing hinged at one end thereto, an inflatable member having a compressed gas cartridge including a diaphragm within the member including a cartridge puncturing pin and cooperating lever and levers carried by the housing and cover and operable upon opening of the cover to actuate the cooperating lever and force the pin into the diaphragm to permit the discharge of gas into the member for inflation thereof and a cord tethering the member to the housing.
Abstract: An improved high frequency signal changeover switch is provided for use especially as a horizontal-vertical selection switch in an artificial satellite broadcast receiving system for the purpose of selectively delivering either vertical or horizontal polarization signals received at its two inputs, respectively, from its single output. This inventive switch has such a significant feature over the prior art switches in that no mismatch occurs among all of these terminals.
Abstract: A device for measuring density of photographic transparencies, such as recorded photographic film, which is generally used in a color scanner system in which a photographic film carrying a colored image is scanned in X and Y directions with a light beam, so-called "flying spot", and the transmitted beam is separated into a plurality of component color beams which are then converted into electric signals indicative of densities of the respective component colors, which are then adequately adjusted in magnitude and utilized for preparation of multi-color printing blocks, the device having means for correcting density errors relating to polarization characteristics of the material of the film.
Abstract: A transmission line device for coupling two radio waves, such as horizontal and vertical polarized waves such as satellite transmissions, which are traveling in a particular direction along a pair of main transmission lines, selectively to a branch line without problem of mismatch, wherein the branch line is composed of a single feeder and selection of the two waves is effected simply by applying a positive or negative voltage to the feeder.
Abstract: A satellite broadcast signal receiving system for receiving a plurality of signals of individual transmission bands, which are mutually different in frequency and/or polarization angle, transmitted through an artificial satellite, wherein the signals picked up by an antenna or antennas are first applied to a plurality of outdoor units each corresponding to one transmission band and comprising a convertor for converting the incoming signal into an IF signal, and the converted IF signals are then applied through a change-over switch to a common indoor unit including a demodulator to be demodulated for application to a conventional television set or the like.
Abstract: A cosmetic and observer line of sight mirror which includes a mirror having two sets of orthogonal lines with one set substantially horizontal and disposed over the face of the mirror or about the edge thereof to facilitate application of cosmetics to produce a balanced effect and enable movement of the mirror through selected angles about a horizontal axis to afford the user an image corresponding to the user's appearance observed by another at a selected distance and elevation. The mirror may also be provided with supporting means for leveling the mirror and include a scale calibrated in terms of elevation and distance of an observer.
Abstract: Apparatus for maintaining products, such as foods, at selected temperatures which includes a chest or housing and in one form having hollow, slab-like containers lining the walls of the chest, the containers being filled with a solution such as a saline solution and in another form having trays adapted to be stacked one upon another within the chest with the bottom of each tray formed of a hollow, slab-like container also filled with a solution such as a saline solution, the containers may be heated either to temperatures as high as 180.degree. F. to 200.degree. F. or cooled to temperatures as low as or colder than 0.degree. F. to maintain products at either high or low temperatures as may be desired and the invention further involves an improved method for maintaining products at a desired temperature.
Abstract: A method of manufacturing solid electrolyte chip capacitors. Each capacitor comprises a substantially rectangular capacitor element having a cathode layer surrounding it, an anode conductor rod protruding therefrom and a pair of electrode terminals disposed on the bottom face thereof. A metal strip, such as the material of electrode terminals, is punched and pressed to form pairs of L-shaped terminals with horizontal legs connected to the remainder of the strip, which face toward and spaced from each other by a distance corresponding to the full length of the capacitor element, each of the vertical legs has a pair of facing side wings separated by a distance corresponding to the width of the capacitor element. The capacitor element is inserted in each enclosure defined by the vertical legs and their wings and positioned precisely, and then encapsulated with synthetic resin. The resultant products are cut off from the strip.
Abstract: An improved distribution feeder of circular disc type, for receiving articles at the central portion and exhausting them from a plurality of outlets at the periphery, having the upper surface provided with a slope highest at the center and slanting down toward the periphery and a vibrator for imparting vertical and rotational vibration to the distribution feeder, thereby facilitating free movement of the articles to eliminate undesirable accumulation of the articles at the closed outlets.
Abstract: A microscope, such as an eyebell microscope used for observing an eyeball cornea, eye-ground and the like, which is arranged to illuminate an object for observation with a light beam projected through one half of the objective lens and to form an image of the object with the light reflected back through the other half of the same objective lens, wherein a special iris for confining the illuminating light beam is inserted in the illuminating optics in order to prevent the illuminating light from mixing in the image forming light and reducing contrast of the image.
Abstract: A surgical sponge principally for blunt dissection formed of an elongated strip of absorbent material such as woven cotton or the like rolled to form a cylindrical structure. At least the outer layer of the roll is adhesively secured to the roll to prevent unwinding and a radiation opaque material is contained within the sponge and is preferably intermixed with the adhesive.
Abstract: A rubber sheet bonding apparatus useable particularly in forming tires, for supplying an unvulcanized rubber sheet (11) to a forming drum (1) to bond it around the outer peripheral surface of the drum (1) and to form a joint at a portion along the periphery thereof so that the rubber sheet (11) is formed cylindrical, in which in order to prevent incomplete joints due to contraction of the rubber sheet (11), the front portion of the rubber sheet (11) is stretched by a given amount and after that, the rubber sheet (11) is supplied to the drum (1) and wound around a major portion of the entire periphery of the drum (1), and then the trailing rubber sheet portion is cut such that the trailing rubber sheet portion is equal in length to the remaining portion of the periphery of the drum.
Abstract: An ultraviolet sterilization and disinfection system for fluids which includes apparatus for sensing selected operating characteristics such as physical characteristics of the fluid to be disinfected or sterilized and the operating conditions of the ultraviolet sources proportioning these variable and generally non-linear parameters and modifying such factors as fluid flow, ultraviolet energy imparted to the fluid to insure destruction of selected organisms without the use of excessive energy. Control may also be provided for the admission of selected quantities of disinfecting chemicals such as chlorine to the fluid.