Abstract: A new lap joint is provided for fibreboard box construction having maximum strength and minimum cost, as compared with stapled, glued or taped joints long used in the manufacture of fibreboard boxes. The new lap joint construction involves thread-sewing lapped portions of a typical fibreboard cut flat, that is, a panel end portion at one end of the flat and a tab projecting from the other end of the flat are overlapped and sewn to form the joint. This new lap joint construction eliminates problems and avoids defects which long have existed in the art.
Abstract: A method of forming a concrete footing and laying a first course of concete block is disclosed. The method includes excavating a trench, placing a frame having longitudinal stringers in the trench and supporting reinforced steel from the frame. The frame stringers are leveled and a plurality of concrete blocks are supported on the stringers in spaced relationship. The trench is then filled with concrete to a level wherein the reinforced steel, frame and the bottom portion of the block and spaces between adjacent blocks are occupied with concrete. Thereafter additional courses of concrete block may be laid on the first course in traditional fashion.
Abstract: A credit card carrier having a plurality of individual card holder pockets formed of celluloid or similar thin plastic material. Each of the pockets is mounted on a flap of the wallet and is adapted to receive a credit card. Each of the pockets is placed one upon another in overlapping relationship and each pocket is provided with an opening for receiving a switch. A switch is formed from a pair of Mylar strips, one of which is the mirror image of the other. The Mylar strips face each other and each facing surface is provided with a thin layer of electrically conducting metallic foil. The switch includes a plurality of arms projecting upwardly and outwardly from the central portion of the strip and all of the arms are electrically connected one to the other. Each of the arms projects into the opening so that each pocket receives one pair of switch arms. The arms are biased toward each other by a spring clip member which engages a portion of each of the arms.
Abstract: A spiral staircase having a central wooden center column which includes slots spirally located around the center column. Each of the slots includes a steel support bracket which consists of a base plate and a pair of support arms extending from the base plate. Each of the support arms includes a pair of support pins extending from opposite faces of the support arms. Each of the stair treads and risers are provided with a steel pin engaging hook assembly which is attached to the inner end of the tread riser. The engaging member is provided with four downwardly disposed hook members each of which engages one of the pins mounted on the support arms. The stair treads and risers are supported in cantilever fashion by means of the hooks engaging the respective pins.
Abstract: A fishing tackle box which is preferably constructed of moldable lightweight material such as plastic, in which the box includes a plurality of hinge-mounted drawers which are operable from open to closed position, in which positive latches are incorporated to hold the drawers in closed position, in which the drawers may be moved from open to closed position with one hand of a user, in which the drawers are easily interchangeable with similar drawers so that spare drawers may be substituted for and interchanged with those mounted in the tackle box without changing the contents of the drawers.
Abstract: A lever type crown seal bottle cap remover including a first lever and a second lever pivotally connected to one another, the first lever having a crown cap engaging member extending at right angles therefrom and the second lever having a curved flange engaging finger adapted to be inserted between the lower edge of the crown cap to effect removal of the crown cap from the bottle without distorting the flat top crown surface of the crown cap.
Abstract: An antitheft device for a vehicle that includes a deadbolt mounted on the vehicle door for providing security to the vehicle door. The deadbolt operates a normally closed switch which is in series circuitry with the vehicle battery, starter and ignition key switch. The deadbolt and switch are arranged so that the switch is open when the deadbolt is in locked position and the switch is closed when the deadbolt is in unlocked position.
Abstract: A device for edging and trimming a lawn particularly around the base of a mobile home is disclosed which includes an elongated strip-like base member having an integral upstanding leg member and a second outwardly and downwardly extending flange which terminates a short distance above the base member. The flange is flexible and the assembly is adapted to be placed upon the ground on a lawn at a position where it is desired to trim the grass. A lawn mower may be moved along the base member to deflect the flange member inwardly toward the leg and cut the grass at the same height as grass throughout the remainder of the lawn. The device also includes means for locking the base and leg to the bottom of skirting which may extend around the periphery of the mobile home. The device is preferably formed from extruded PVC.
Abstract: A sheet steel poly-V-grooved pulley having a special cross-sectional contour is made optionally by any one of three different cold working manufacturing procedures. Special physical properties or characteristics are developed in the pulley by the manner in which the metal in the V-groove body and single and double walled terminal flanges are cold worked. The cold working involves forming in stages of manufacturing from a cup-shaped blank to the finished pulley product a stepped inner body wall surface equivalent to a tapered surface with improved substantially uniform torque transmitting strength in the grooved body from web wall to open end. Also involved in the cold working is an increase in pulley diameter in certain portions of the finished pulley and a decrease in diameter in other portions from the diameter of the side wall of the cup shaped starting blank.
Abstract: A spare tire is provided for passenger autos to replace the usual fifth pneumatic tire and wheel assembly supplied as original equipment with autos. The tire includes a metal hub having an annular bulge to provide clearance for the brake calipers of an auto equipped with the tire. A series of rim segment assemblies with tread rubber thereon is mounted on the periphery of the hub member forming the tire rim. Each segment has a T-shaped metal member the T-stem of which is generally trapezoidal in shape and is vulcanized-bonded to a rubber block similar in shape which has an opposite surface vulcanized-bonded to a thin sheet metal segment. Each rim segment assembly is separately connected by suitable means to the hub member. A protective device guarding against tire collapse in event of failure of a bond between the rubber block and a metal member, engages the T-stem and hub member.
Abstract: A note picker mechanism for picking new and circulated paper money bills from stacks thereof through access openings of sealed, tamper-indicating containers for the notes when installed in ATM's. The mechanism has a primary suction picker device and a secondary friction-engaging picker device. The friction-engaging picker is switchably engaged with or disengaged from the suction picker so that if a picking failure occurs, the picker mechanism is automatically changed from joint operation of the primary and secondary picker to operation of the primary picker alone, or vice versa, to correct the cause of the picking failure.
February 4, 1982
Date of Patent:
October 1, 1985
Harry T. Graef, Jeffrey A. Hill, Scott A. Mercer, Kevin H. Newton, Gerald T. Sedlock, Mark J. Wise
Abstract: A steel can end construction for a special liquid product to be protected against contamination in which a pouring opening is to be formed in the can end by pulling the can end metal area defined by an endless score line with a centrally located aluminum pull tab riveted to the steel can end to completely tear the metal within the score line from the can end. The tearing operation is performed by a person holding the can in one hand and with a finger or thumb engaged with the pull tab, pulling the pull tab upward and forward from the can.
Abstract: A self-cleaning filter construction for a forced air furnace which includes an endless belt filter which passes around and extends between two roller members. A suction system is mounted in a position to clean both the interior and exterior surfaces of the endless filter. The filter may be moved past the suction manifolds by a motor drive. During filter movement the suction source cleans the interior and exterior of the filter. The device also may include a timing device so that the suction system-filter motor drive system may be operated for any desired period of time and at any desired interval.
Abstract: A typical power nozzle for a canister type vacuum cleaner is modified by omitting nozzle adjustment and other components, and by adding a tank for suds solution, a suds control unit, and a modified nozzle housing bottom plate which slides on the floor covering being suds-scrubbed. The sudser is used as a substitute for a typical power nozzle connected in a canister type cleaner system with the blower outlet of the power unit of the canister, in a suds-scrubbing operation. After scrubbing, a typical power nozzle is connected in the usual manner in the system, to perform normal cleaning of the area scrubbed.
Abstract: The device has a feed roller with a high friction rubber segment which picks notes one at a time for each roller revolution or cycle. A counter-rotating separator roller normally prevents picking doubles. A cooperative doubles detector detects doubles when picked and returns the doubles to the note supply stack. The picker mechanism has a biasing lever which holds the note stack out of contact with the feed roller against stack pressure until the friction segment is in note separating and picking position.