Abstract: A reference length of electrically conductive material having a predetermined electrical length and impedance permanently inserted in a time domain reflectometer measuring path prior to the connection point to the cable-under-test. Measurement to the start of the reference length is used to establish a reference position within the measurement path for subsequent time domain reflectometry measurements.
Abstract: A mobile relay station including a mobile base having mounted thereon a mast for holding antenna, the mast being guyed over spreaders and connected to the sides of the base without permanent connection to the ground.
Abstract: A concrete insert with a C-shape and having a flat bottom plate and a top plate connected by a side plate with the planes of the top and bottom plates being parallel, each of the top plate and bottom plate containing a hole with centers of those holes lying on the same axis, and means associated with the top and bottom holes to engage a threaded support rod.
Abstract: A plug washer useful for holding a vertical stud support member against a masonry wall using studs embedded in the masonry wall at an oblique angle to horizontal, the plug washer having an expanded washer portion which bears against the steel support on one side and a nut on the other, and further having a plug that fits in holes in the support member made to accept the stud, the plug and the washer portion having a hole passing through them at an angle to receive the stud.
Abstract: An assembly for spraying a poultry house or the like with liquid biocide having a frame on which there is a spray manifold connectable to a biocide supply hose, the frame having a single front support in the form of a wheel or a skid and two rear supports in the form of skids, the frame being triangular and having lateral deflector plates mounted on its periphery.
May 27, 1997
Date of Patent:
March 9, 1999
Clark Pest Control, Inc.
Bryan G. Schmidt, Ronald A. Fair, Robert D. Baker
Abstract: This invention relates to a process for the application of conducting metallic, structured coatings on glass substrates, for example, for the manufacture of integrated circuits. The invention relies on placing a negative mask of the structure to be applied into the beam path of an excimer laser. After leaving the mask, the laser beam is directed onto a flat silica glass slice, the back side of which is in contact with a reductive copper bath. The process according to this invention requires exposure times no longer than seconds, after which the process proceeds autocatalytically. It can be stopped as soon as the desired coating thickness has been attained.
Abstract: A storage pocket and assemblage thereof, for storing business cards, credit cards, floppy discs, photographs, and other flat cardlike objects, to be used in conjunction with hanging and non-hanging file folders and the like. To allow simultaneous access to flat cardlike objects and pertinent documents stored within the file folder, in lieu of two separated means of storage. In preferred embodiment a single sheet of semi-flexible material with a multitude of folds forming a flexible storage pocket. Each such pocket having opposing protruding tabs at the upper corners that may be inserted into the index tab slots of hanging file folders; or a full length adhesive backed installation tab along the upper edge of the backside that hooks over the top edge of non-slotted file folders. In lieu of an adhesive backed installation tab there may be a full length crimped assembly that clamps over the edge of the file folder.
Abstract: A device for testing pairs of wires in a cable which includes a testing console having known means for performing tests on the wires and having a test fixture with a plurality of pins extending through a mating surface, the pins being arranged and arrayed to enter holes containing wires to by tested in a terminal fixture, the terminal fixture having holes into which wires may be inserted and held by friction, the holes opening in a terminal fixture having the holes in the same array as the array of pins in the test fixture so that when the terminal fixture and the test fixture are brought together with the same orientation the pins extending from the test fixture enter the holes in the terminal fixture and make a circuit between the testing console and the wire, and the console includes a rotating switch arrangement to bring both ends of each wire into circuit with testing equipment consecutively and one-at-a-time.
April 8, 1994
Date of Patent:
August 6, 1996
DCM Industries, Inc.
James M. Normile, Jared M. McGowan, Andrew King
Abstract: An anchor assembly for use in adhesively bonding an anchor consisting of a threaded anchor member having an adhesive release coating its threaded portions and having a hollow end dimensioned to receive the threaded portion connected to the end of the threaded portion and extending from it to provide a space within the adhesive in which the threaded portion of the assembly can be contained.
Abstract: A machine such as a centrifugal pump has a rotating impeller which may get out of alignment if there is bearing wear or if the impeller becomes loose on its supporting axle. A misalignment sensing probe and switch may be installed through the housing of the pump with it probe tip in close proximity to the impeller's face. If the rotating impeller migrates out of alignment it will abrade the tip of the sensing probe. Inside the probe body there is secured a stranded insulated electrical conductor with one of its ends in the tip while the other end extends beyond the other end of the body and is connected into an electrical circuit. Abrasion of the tip will force contact between the stranded electrical conductor wire and the body of the probe. This closing of the switch will activate the electrical circuit which has been designed to shut down the power source and/or activate an alarm and thus avoid destruction of the pump.
Abstract: Magnetic pump apparatus with a pump housing including a volute and having a pump housing interior at least partially defined by the volute. A support shaft is mounted in the pump housing interior. An impeller is supported on the support shaft and rotatably mounted in the pump housing interior. The position of the impeller relative to the volute can be adjusted when the impeller is supported on the support shaft and in the pump housing interior.
Abstract: Establishing that pressure-influencing factors other than leakage of gas have stabilized before testing the integrity of a vessel in a system including the vessel, a reference vessel that can be connected to and isolated from the vessel, a common source of pressurized gas, a gauge to measure the difference between the vessel pressure and the reference vessel pressure and a computer capable of recording a series of pressure-difference measurements and mathematically manipulating them, the method including equalizing the pressures in the two vessels, then isolating them from each other for a preselected time period, then recording the pressure difference between them at the end of the time period, again equalizing the pressures and repeating that sequence until the pressure difference at the end of two consecutive time intervals is the same, thereby establishing that pressure-influencing factors other than leakage have stabilized.
Abstract: A brace to prevent a pipe from moving longitudinally within a hanger in the event of swaying motion of a structure, the device including a pipe hanger braced against swaying in both the transverse and longitudinal direction of the pipe and a brace that is firmly fixed to the pipe to prevent relative motion between the brace and the pipe in the longitudinal direction of the pipe, the brace being further firmly fixed to the hanger to prevent relative motion between the brace and the hanger.
Abstract: A coffee roaster in the form of a rotating drum having internal baffles forming oppositely-pitched helical paths that drive tumbling coffee beans toward the center of the drum in one direction of rotation of the drum and toward the ends of the drum in the other direction of rotation of the drum, the rotating drum being contained within a vessel and providing with a source of gas in the space between drum, the gas being hot enough to effect roasting of coffee beans.
Abstract: A laryngoscope comprised of an integral handle and curved blade with a bivalve element to form an enclosed passageway with the curved blade, the handle shaped to receive a fiberoptic bundle assembly and the interior of the curved blade having a channel into which a fiberoptic bundle assembly may be placed, with the distal end of said channel forming a circumference for containing the distal end of the fiberoptic bundle assembly.
Abstract: A surgical instrument useful for performing Caesarean sections including a frame of stiff, springy material connected to a handle at either end of its long direction, the frame being dish-shaped with its convex side facing the handle, the frame being used by being pressed firmly against the uterus wall and an incision is made in the open center of the frame whereby uterine blood vessels are compressed and bleeding in the field of the operation is diminished.