Abstract: A pocketbook permitting a pouch to be readily assembled to a hinged frame construction, the frame construction including a support bar with a clamp pivotally connected thereto which can swing from an open position to a closed position. In the open position, entry of upper extensions of the side walls of the pouch can be positioned in an entry channel formed between the clamp and the support bar, and then the clamp can be closed onto the extensions to hold the pouch in a supported position relative to the frame construction. The frame construction permits the pouch to be interchangeable with other pouches, wherein the same frame construction is used with the other pouches.
Abstract: An apparatus for producing a tape wrapped conductor by advancing and rotating the conductor as it moves from a source reel to a take up reel. Successively positioned adjacent the moving conductor are a first tape having an aluminum foil thereon, a drain wire, and an outer insulating tape, so that the tapes and the drain wire are drawn into a spiral wrap in successive overlying relationship by the advancing and moving conductor. The first tape is applied with its aluminum foil side facing outwardly of the conductor and toward the drain wire.
Abstract: A process and apparatus for singling of sheets of a paper stack in a magazine disposed over a suction box having suction openings in a concave surface thereof transversely positioned relative to conveyance direction of a perforated endless conveyance band disposed between the stack and the suction box. A vacuum is applied to the suction box so that the lowest sheet of the stack is sucked down onto the conveyance band and conforms to the concave surface of the suction box. The lowest sheet is transported on the conveyance band, and the vacuum is switched off just before the suction openings are uncovered, at which time a blast of air is introduced into the suction box so that the next sheet of the stack is not sucked onto the conveyance band until the last sheet is removed from between the stack and the suction box. Preferably, air is injected between the lowest sheet and the next sheet from in front to prevent a vacuum formation therebetween. A second magazine system supplies the sheets of paper to the stack.
Abstract: A lingual dental splinting device having an elongated bar-like body member with at least two tubular members extending perpendicularly from one side thereof, the tubular members being received in corresponding holes which respectively extend transversely through adjacent teeth when the body member is disposed in a side wall channel laterally extending between the adjacent teeth, the tubular members including axial openings therethrough. A brace member is disposed in an opposing side wall channel which also laterally extends between the adjacent teeth. A U-shaped wire has its legs passing through or extending from the brace member. The legs extend from the opposing side wall through the axial openings in the tubular members so as to extend from the bar-like body member. Restraining devices are then disposed at the distal ends of the legs so as to hold the body member in place.
Abstract: A dental splinting device preferably for use in conjunction with at least one anterior tooth. The device includes an elongated bar-like body member having a rear wall, a front wall, and a base wall interconnecting said front and rear wall. Preferably, the front wall has a longitudinally extending portion shorter than the rear wall to thereby define a J-shaped cross sectional configuration. Two tubular members extend perpendicularly from the base wall. A spacer block is provided for receiving the tubular members during the initial drilling of bores in the teeth. Subsequently, the tubular members are inserted directly into the bores formed in the teeth and dental material is placed around the splinting device to retain it in place. In a modified form, pairs of tangentially engaging tubular members extend perpendicularly from the base wall, where one tubular member of each pair may be shorter than the other tubular member thereof.
Abstract: A saponine extract product which is a granulate in pellet form, the granules being pourable and having low hygroscopicity. A process for producing a pourable granular saponine extract product of low hygroscopicity comprising granulizing a saponine extract in a fluidized bed.
Abstract: A dental anchor is disclosed comprising an elongated body member for insertion into a channel in a tooth in order to anchor a superstructure to the tooth. The body member has at least one section with a substantially square cross-sectional configuration. The at least one section is provided with self tapping threads for threading into the channel. The threads have a root diameter approximately equal to the width of the square configuration, and a crest diameter less than the diagonal dimension of the square configuration. Preferably, the body member includes two similar sections joined together by a reduced thickness portion so that one section can be bent relative to the outer section when seated in the channel to provide an anchoring portion for the superstructure. Two dental anchors may be joined together by a reduced thickness frangible member, where the thickness of the reduced thickness portion of each dental anchor has a thickness greater than any thickness of the frangible member.
Abstract: A dental anchor is disclosed comprising an elongated body member for insertion into a channel in a tooth in order to anchor a superstructure to the tooth. The body member has at least one section with a substantially oval cross-sectional configuration having a major axis and a minor axis. The at least one section is provided with self tapping threads for threading into the channel. The threads have a root diameter less than the minor axis dimension of the oval configuration and a crest diameter at least equal to the major dimension of the oval configuration. Preferably, the body member includes two similar sections joined together by a reduced thickness portion so that one section can be bent relative to the other section when seated in the channel to provide an anchoring portion for the superstructure.
Abstract: A holding device for a dental prosthetic structure having an externally threaded elongated post which can be inserted within a bore in a tooth stub. An elongated slot is formed on the outer surface of the post. A retaining nut threads onto the post and includes a plurality of pointed tabs which serve as restorative material retainers. One of the tabs enters into the slot to thereby prevent rotation of the retaining nut with respect to the post. A screw may be threaded into the tooth stub to prevent rotation of the retaining nut relative to the tooth stub.
Abstract: A retaining device for removably securing a dental prosthesis in position, having a fixed male section for securement to the side of a fixed tooth and a cooperating free female section for securement within the dental prosthesis. The male section includes a projection which is received in an inverted U-shaped housing at the forward end of the female section. A spring loaded plunger member positioned within the female section extends into the housing and engages a recess formed in the projection thereby locking the two sections together. A jig is provided for suitably placing spaced apart male sections in alignment and in proper parallel relationship.
Abstract: A shock resistant caster assembly having a wheel positioned in a housing formed of at least two sections vertically displaceable with respect to each other, one of the housing sections being coupled to the wheel at its rotational axis. A shock pad of elastomeric material is positioned between the housing sections for resiliently cushioning the vertical displacement between the housing sections.
August 29, 1980
Date of Patent:
August 31, 1982
Metropolitan Wire Corporation
John H. Welsch, Charles W. Nicely, Frederick C. Greene
Abstract: An artificial aquarium plant having a base member and a plant member interfitting into the base member. The plant member is formed of a plurality of plant sections nestingly interfitting within each other. Preferably, the base member is formed with pivotal arms movable between a radially outwardly extending position and a contracted position when the arms are adjacent to and embracing the periphery of the base member. Preferably, the plant sections are formed of polystyrene and are secured together by applying a ketone material in order to solvent bond the parts together.
Abstract: A dental anchor is disclosed comprising an elongated body member for insertion into a channel in a tooth in order to anchor a superstructure to the tooth. The body member has at least one section with a substantially square cross-section. The longitudinal corner portions of the section are provided with self tapping threads for threading into the channel. Preferably, the body member includes two similar sections joined together by a reduced thickness portion so that one section can be bent relative to the other section when seated in the channel to provide an anchoring portion for the superstructure. Two dental anchors may be joined together by a reduced thickness frangible member, where the thickness of the reduced thickness portion of each dental anchor has a thickness greater than any thickness of the frangible member.
Abstract: A solarium, especially for medical purposes, having one or more fluorescent tubes mounted in a frame, wherein the frame is constructed as part of a piece of residential furniture, such as a bed, a couch, a seat, a commode, a cabinet, a stand, a lamp, a television set and the like. The fluorescent tubes are disposed in reflectors which are open to an irradiation side of the frame. The fluorescent tubes are mounted under a covering which is permeable to ultraviolet rays. The covering provides a concave longitudinal trough adapted to fit the body of the user. Preferably, at least one solarium lamp is positioned at a distance above the cover so that the user can be irradiated simultaneously on both sides of his body. The solarium may be constructed as a mirror part of a hair dressing cabinet commode. In another embodiment, the fluorescent tubes are bent into a circle, where tubes of different diameters are arranged concentrically to one another.
Abstract: A flexible dental retaining splint which is disposable in a channel extending between adjacent teeth, the retaining splint being formed of a wire core with a wire coil being wound about the core with the turns of the coil being in a juxtaposition. Wire loops are formed at both ends of the wound core. The splint can also be formed with several sections of wire cores each surrounded by a wire coil and having a wire loop connecting adjacent sections. The loops function to anchor or secure the splint in the channel, either by the inlay material or pins passing through the openings provided by loops.
Abstract: A locking arrangement for telescoping tubes including an outer elongated tube with a radially inwardly projecting lock seam longitudinally extending along the length of the tube, and an inner elongated tube telescopically being received within the outer tube. The inner tube includes at least one integral radially outwardly extending projection formed as a deformation of the wall of the inner tube. The projection is such as to be able to be arranged in a clearance fit relationship so as to permit axial sliding of the tubes relative to each other, and upon relative rotation of the tubes, to adjust the projection in an interference fit whereby the inner tube becomes eccentric with the outer tube and is jammed in a locked position within the outer tube.
Abstract: A beverage maker comprises a chamber in which water can be heated by means of an electrical heating element. A receptacle for containing a solid secondary constituent which is to be infused in the water floats freely on the surface of the water. The lower part of the receptacle is imperforate, but the upper part has one or more openings through which water can be splashed when the water boils. The receptacle is eventually sunk by water splashed in through the apertures. The sinking causes the heating element to be de-energized.
Abstract: A waste receptacle, such as a disposable container, having a collapsible cylindrical bag with an upper rigid shaping ring secured at its upper end and a rigid ringed base member secured at its lower end. A stand includes gripping members which engage exposed portions of the upper ring and the ringed base member for retaining the disposable container in an upstanding position for use in receiving waste.
Abstract: A dental tool for use in conjunction with a dental retaining splint, the dental tool including an elongated handle having a splint manipulating device at one end thereof which provides a spring held twist-lock clamp for the dental splint to facilitate the placing and removing of the splint from the teeth. The other end of the handle includes a splint positioning and holding device which can enter into an axial opening in the dental splint for anchoring the splint in place on a tooth in order to accurately drill holes in adjacent teeth using the dental splint as a drill guide.
Abstract: A vacuum cleaner filter bag formed from a blank including a sheet of air permeable filter paper, and which is folded to define a tubular container having closed ends with an access opening formed in the container for permitting the passage of air into the interior of the bag so that the air can be filtered. The bag is formed by folding the blank and applying adhesive material onto specific areas during the folding operation in order to form the bag. On the blank itself there is also pre-applied, by preprinting or extruding, a heat, self-stick or pressure sensitive type of adhesive material on specified areas, these areas being susceptible to tears. After the bag is formed, it is passed through a heat or pressure applying station which activates the preprinted or extruded adhesive material thereby providing reinforcement to the bag at the areas which tend to tear.