Abstract: An air damper having a housing, a strut mounted across the housing, a pair of damper panels hinged on the strut, and swingable between open and closed positions, an adjustable control above the strut, and, linkage on the upper side of each panel extending to the control to cause the panels to swing from one position to the other.
Abstract: A refuse compacting system having an elongated hopper of rectangular cross-section with an ejection opening at one end, a tailgate movable for opening and closing the ejection opening, a refuse entry opening in the top of the hopper, a compactor within the hopper, located at one end, and pairs of dual parallel connected cylinders for moving the compactor towards the ejection opening and back again.
Abstract: The invention comprises a method and apparatus for providing secure access to a restricted access device, associated with a telephone answering unit at a first location from a second location across a telephone system. The method comprises the steps of at the first location, automatically responding to a telephone call to the first location from the second location to automatically generate and deliver a request signal requiring a coded response to the second location across the telephone system, at the second location, automatically responding to the request signal to automatically generate and deliver a coded transmit signal to the first location across the telephone system, and, at the first location, automatically responding to the coded transmit signal to automatically establish communication connection between the first and second locations across the telephone system.
Abstract: A breathing valve having a valve chamber connectable to a gas supply and to a breathing device, a gas flow opening for exit of exhaled gases through which atmospheric air may be inducted into the chamber, a valve member in the chamber, a one-way flow opening in the valve member through which gas may flow from the chamber for breathing, and preventing return flow in the opposite direction, a movable valve closure forming part of the valve member movable into and out of sealing engagement with the exit gas flow opening, and a pressure responsive device in the valve member responsive to obstruction of gas flow into the chamber and further responsive to inspiratory effort by a patient to cause the valve member to move away from the exit gas flow opening for permitting air flow through the exit gas flow opening into the chamber for inhalation.
Abstract: A dismountable reel having two circular side members with inside and outside faces, attachment rings on the inside faces of the side members, with openings around the rings, a core member formed of a strip of sheet metal, junctions at the ends of the strip, so that same may be formed into a generally cylindrical shape, and, attachment tongues on the edges of the strip, which are interengageable with the rings.
Abstract: A hacksaw apparatus, for use in association with a work piece and a source of pressurized hydraulic fluid, wherein the hacksaw apparatus comprises a frame, adaptable to receive and support the work piece, hydraulic cylinders mounted to the frame, and connectable to the source of pressurized hydraulic fluid, a hacksaw support structure attached to the hydraulic cylinders, whereby operation of the hydraulic cylinders may move the hacksaw support structure relative to the frame, at least one hacksaw slidably mounted to the hacksaw support structure, hacksaw operators operable to move the hacksaw against the work piece and to maintain pressure between the hacksaw and the work piece during a hacksaw cutting stroke.
Abstract: A troffer extension attachable to the walls of a lighting troffer, and with portions of a ceiling to raise the troffer relative to the ceiling, and having extension members, upper devices on one end of the members for engaging the troffer, and, lower devices on the other ends of the members for engaging the ceiling.
Abstract: A processing system for batches of different products in the same conditions, and having chamber means having zones, air circulation for each zone, and tempering for tempering the air zones, to produce uniform conditions within each zone, first and second separate side by side conveyors passing through the chamber, batch supports movable on respective first and second conveyors, for carrying batches of compatible products, conveyor movement for moving said separate batch supports at different speeds, and different timings, to procure different transit and dwell times of different products within the same zones of the chamber, and, control means connected to the conveyor.
Abstract: A proximity monitoring system for individually identifying an object or person, and having a central information processor, and a signal receiver, several remote detectors in various locations at a distance from the information processor, each having a first transmitter for communicating with such processor and having a second transmitter and a receiver, and several individual personalized portable identifiers, each identifier having a continuously activated receiver, a signal transmitter which is normally de-activated, a battery pack, and a switch operated by the receiver in response to a signal from a detector, to switch the battery on to activate the transmitter, for emitting a personalized coded identification signal.
Abstract: A shelf apparatus comprising, a plurality of vertical supports, at least one shelf defining holes whereby the shelf may be slidably located on the vertical supports, two wedge clamps adaptable to at least partially fit within each hole whereby the shelf will press the wedge clamp against the vertical support.
Abstract: A dispensing container for a product having a tubular container body with a dispensing end, and an operating end, a plug in the container near the operating end, and movable towards the dispensing end, a disc forming part of the plug in sealing engagement with the inside of the container body, and a locating sleeve within the operating end of the container formed integrally therewith.
Abstract: A multi-function valve for administration of gases having a valve chamber with an administration opening for delivery of gases to a patient, a pressurized gas inlet, an inlet valve with an arm extending into the interior of the chamber, a resuscitation fluid inlet opening into such chamber, a diaphragm dividing the chamber into two halves with the resuscitation inlet on one side and the administration opening and the pressurized gas inlet on the opposite side, the diaphragm having a contact portion movable into and out of contact with the arm, and an opening in the diaphragm for fluid flow from one side of the chamber to the other, the opening being sized to permit the diaphragm to respond to fluid flow in the chamber, and cause operation of the gas inlet valve.
Abstract: A stack display system, for use in association with a multiplicity of essentially similar, essentially rigid products, the stack display packaging system comprising, a support platform, defining a front, back and sides of the display, at least one layer of product and product packaging, each layer comprising a lower support, adapted to be supported by one of a group consisting of the support platform and a lower layer, product bottom receiving forming part of the lower support adapted to receive and support bottoms of the products in a predetermined relationship to each other, and a plurality of products the bottoms of which are received in the product bottom receiving, and enclosure around the back and at least part of the sides of the layers, extending vertically from a lowermost lower support.
Abstract: A money operated control is used to control and operate a selected one of a plurality of electrical units such as washing, drying or gas dispensing machines. Each such unit includes a unit controller device operable to control the functioning of the unit upon delivery of a start signal to the unit controller device. The start signal is generated by actuating a select switch which corresponds to the desired machine. Each select switch is defined by two normally closed switches which are ganged together with a normally open switch.
Abstract: A face frame for a flexible sign panel the frame having four side members arranged in a generally rectangular shape, each side member having outer walls forming a partial enclosure, channel walls located within the enclosure provided by the outer walls defining a channel having an axis directed with a vector lying from the rear to the front of said frame and a channel opening, a bearing wall adjacent the channel opening, tensioning clamps to grip the edge of the flexible panel, the tensioning clamps fitting within the channel walls so that the clamps may be slid into and out of the channel walls, and, adjustment screws extending from the bearing wall to engage portions of the tensioning clamps for forcing the clamps into the channel to tension the flexible sign panel.
Abstract: A hose coupling having a threaded body and hose clamping fingers extending from the body, the body and the fingers being formed as a one piece unit in a single manufacturing operation the fingers being formed with a ridge around the exterior, and a separate slideable collar fitting around the fingers, and slideable along the finger so as to squeeze the fingers together when the collar is pressed towards the body, and releasing the fingers when the collar is pulled away from the body, the fingers having interior teeth, arranged to engage the surface of a hose, and bite into it when the fingers are squeezed together by the collar and at the transition between the fingers and the body, an interior sealing sleeve, of gradually reducing diameter, for making sealing engagement with the outer surface of the hose, when the hose is forced into the sleeve.
Abstract: An intermediate frame for a sign box of the type having a first hinging member around its perimeter, and having an outer face frame for supporting a face panel, the intermediate frame having a generally rectangular construction with two ends, and a top and bottom joining at corners, each of them having an outer wall, a face panel support connected with the outer wall and extending inwardly, for supporting a face panel, a first hinging portion connected to the outer wall, and extending in a rearward direction for hinging interengagement with the first hinging member on the sign box, a second hinging member connected to the outer wall, and extending in a forward direction, to receive a second hinging portion carried on the outer face frame.Also included are a series of face frames for supporting a panel of flexible sign material, and panel tensioning members for use therewith. Such face frames may be hingedly mounted to a sign box, fixed to a vertical structure, and retrofitted to an existing sign box.
Abstract: The invention comprises a grille blade, a frictional blade assembly for grilles using blades, and a grille assembly using blades, each blade defining a first and second end and upper and lower sides, being of uniform cross-sectional shape and size along its length, each blade defining a generally streamline-shaped tube, the tube defining a first edge, a second edge and an internal space and being formed from an integral sheet of relatively thin material, whereby the sheet is bent back upon itself and one sheet edge is secured below another, the internal space at the first edge being of generally circular cross-section over an arc of approximately 270.degree., a circular cross-section having a diameter of between 0.002" and 0.004" less than that of abutments over which the blades are to be rotatably attached.
Abstract: Support apparatus for supporting products on a processing line of the type wherein a plurality of support bars are supported transversely of such line, and comprising hanger means shaped and adapted for supporting products therefrom, attachment means at either end of said hanger means, for attachment to a respective said support bar, connecting means at each end of each said support bar for interengagement with said attachment means on said hanger means, and wherein such attachment means and connection means are interengageable with each other from either end of such support bar whereby said hanger means may be attached to said respective support bar.