Abstract: The method and apparatus for combining a liquid baseweb and dry comminuted tobacco to produce a homogeneous mix of baseweb/tobacco which is shapable prior to the slurry being in its equilibrium state, and the shaped dried product resulting therefrom.
Abstract: An improved ground monitoring circuit for detecting the integrity and proper connection of the ground conductors in an electrical cable of an electrical power distribution system of a type that is commonly used at a surface mining site. A complete conductive loop is established between the ground conductor, or conductors, and the ground check, or pilot wire of the cable. A sensing signal at a frequency higher than the power frequency is coupled onto the ground monitoring loop. The monitoring loop includes a terminating resistor of predetermined value. The sensing signal on the ground conductor in the loop is isolated from local ground by means of an impedance element that presents a high impedance at the sensing signal but not at the power frequency. The impedance element is connected between the ground conductor of the power cable and the local ground.
Abstract: A slide switch construction including two spaced-apart stationary contacts and a free-ended serpentine shaped leaf spring bridging contactor which undergoes both a rocking and sliding motion in making/breaking bridging contact across the stationary contacts. The slide actuator includes camming surfaces which in addition to urging the bridging contactor into the make/break position, coacts therewith to provide a detent holding of the switch in the "on" and "off" position.
Abstract: Timing apparatus for controlling the ON-OFF operation of a lamp or appliance. The timing apparatus is plugged into an electric wall receptacle to energize an internal synchronous motor that turns a time dial with setting pins thereon. The pins control the opening and closing of internal switch means for the lamp or appliance. The apparatus is relatively small, and is simple to manufacture, assemble and service.
Abstract: A snap action slide switch concludes an improved spring detent means including resilient spring means on the contact carrier which stores energy and releases the energy at such position of the contact carrier to enhance rapid movement of the contact carrier to its different switching position.
Abstract: An apparatus for the drying of a slurry being conveyed on a movable support including a steam producing arrangement below the movable support forming a steam atmosphere. A film of condensed vapor is produced above the slurry caused by heat transfer through the movable support, and an air drying arrangement is adapted to propel a stream of air across the slurry surface so as to entrain the vapor therein and to remove it from the slurry.
Abstract: A rounder bar with a biased flexible foot portion responsive to surface irregularities of a conveyor for maintaining a continuous contact with the conveyor along the full length of the rounder bar.
Abstract: An automatic bowling scoring system is disclosed including a central manager's console unit linked in parallel over a plurality of communication buses with a plurality of lane score processors having printing and CRT display monitor units. The manager's console sends commands to the score processors, and thereby gains control over the execution sequences followed by this score processor and modifies its functional sequence. In particular, the manager's console is capable of selectivity controlling the display at any lane pair processor, to cause display of locally generated game score information, or supplementary information developed at the manager's console. The manager's console can also cause the transfer of the locally generated game score information appearing on any monitor to be routed over the buses to the manager's console display monitor.
Abstract: Switch actuating mechanism for use in a timing device. The mechanism is simple, easy to manufacture, and is reliable in operation. The mechanism is selectively adjustable to maintain the switch continuously ON, continuously OFF, or ON and OFF in response to time setting pins on a rotating time dial.
Abstract: Apparatus for accurately cutting pits or anomalies in steel pipe or plate stock to be used as a standard for calibrating magnetic flux leakage detection equipment used for testing for anomalies in such stock.
Abstract: A bidirectional buffing blade for tire rasps with cutting and dragging teeth of the same configuration with reduced drag, improved heat transfer and cutting teeth with a substantially constant radial rake angle and land width which does not change with wear.
Abstract: Process for production of anionically charged filter media sheet including pretreatment of filter elements with cationic charge modifier, preferably employing inorganic colloidal silica charge modifiers. The resulting filters are used for the removal of haze or haze formers from beverages.
Abstract: In a riding mower having a clutch controlled belt drive and foot brake, linkage between the brake and clutch having lost motion insures that the clutch is disengaged whenever the brake is applied.