Abstract: Novel polyamide-imide resin compositions, useful for electrically insulating conductors, are prepared by polycondensing a tribasic acid anhydride compound and a diisocyanate in an inert organic solvent in the presence of a catalytic amount of an oxyanion or amine compound at a high solids content, and controlling the reaction to prevent a great increase in viscosity.
Abstract: A panel suitable as a bowling lane surface comprising a melamine impregnated protective layer bonded under heat and pressure to a hardboard substrate. The melamine impregnated protective layer is comprised of one or more melamine resin impregnated decorative fibrous print sheets. The surface of the bowling lane so produced is characterized by a falling ball impact resistance of at least 60 inches, a wear rate of between about 0.02 and 0.05 and a Taber abrasion resistance at least about 400 cycles.
Abstract: Sintered silicon carbide composites containing diamond crystals are made through a process wherein a first dispersion of diamond crystals and carbon black in paraffin is formed, along with a second dispersion of carbon fiber, carbon black and filler in paraffin. One of the dispersions is compacted to produce a physically stable intermediate compact which is then recompacted with the remaining dispersion to produce a binary compact. The latter is subjected to a vacuum for a period of time at a temperature sufficient to vaporize essentially all of the paraffin, after which the binary compact is infiltrated with liquid silicon and sintered to produce a .beta.-silicon carbide binder uniting the resulting composite.
Abstract: A tamping machine intended for tamping on the open track and below switches and cross overs. It is equipped with independent tamping units arranged on opposite sides of each line of rail and each connected to the chassis by a mechanism comprising: a transverse slideway actuated by a first piston-cylinder unit; a slide block mounted on the slideway and on which the tamping unit is articulated; an arm fastened to the tamping unit; and a connecting rod connecting said arm to the chassis. The slide block of the outer unit is fastened on the slideway while the slide block of the inner unit is movable on said slideway and driven by a second piston-cylinder unit. Thus, the transverse trajectory of the tamping tools is sufficiently flat to avoid a correction of their depth of penetration upon the tamping of long ties.
Abstract: This invention relates to a method for preparing thin sections for the microscopic study of small fragments of rock, dust, microfossils or miscellaneous debris, agglomerated into pellets of special characteristics. The method according to the invention comprises the use of a plate of plastic material containing a series of cells which are filled with an agglomerate consisting of rock fragments surrounded with epoxy resin. Said plate is then heated in an oven to a temperature not exceeding 75.degree. C. for some hours in order to accelerate the hardening of the resin and to obtain said pellets.
Abstract: A tool is provided for maintaining an automotive coil spring in a compressed condition during installation in an automobile chassis. The tool includes two elongated plate members each of which has an end that is curved in hook-like fashion and an end with two spaced apart apertures. A pair of parallel chain links extend through the apertures to interconnect the plates. The plates can slide along and pivot around the chain links. The curved end can grasp a spring convolution to keep the spring compressed.
Abstract: A thermal insulation system for a window comprising a roller blind carried by a roller blind mechanism which is arranged to be fixed to a window frame above a window to be insulated. The blind is adapted to be detachably connectable to the window frame by means of touch fastener (Velcro) strips carried by the longitudinal side edges and the free transverse edge of the blind and mating touch fastener strips carried by the frame. A mounting mechanism for the roller blind enables it to be selectively displaceable for sealing the upper end of the blind.
Abstract: This invention relates to an apparatus and method for rapidly separating particulate solids from a mixed phase solids-gas stream which may be at velocities up to 150 ft./sec. and at high temperature. Specifically, the device is designed for incorporation at the discharge of solid-gas reacting systems having low residence time requirements and carried out in tubular type reactors. Separation is effected by projecting solids by centrifugal force against a bed of solids as the gas phase makes a 180.degree. directional change, said solids changing direction only 90.degree. relative to the incoming stream.
Abstract: Apparatus for quenching and cooling the reactor effluent in a thermal regenerative cracking (TRC) system. The quench apparatus includes a section for introducing relatively cool particulate solids into a hot effluent stream to effect initial quenching and a section to further cool the composite of quenched effluent and solids.
February 2, 1982
Date of Patent:
January 17, 1984
Stone & Webster Engineering Corp.
Herman N. Woebcke, Arju H. Bhojwani, Robert J. Gartside
Abstract: A cam-guided trephine for selectively cutting a portion of an eye provides a first, vertically disposed blade to provide an annular cut of essentially any practical shape, diameter and depth, while concurrently allowing a second, angled blade, to simultaneously provide a circular cut of substantially any practical angle, diameter, and depth. Each of the blades may be individually controlled by the surgeon, alternately and progressively lowered onto the eye during series of rotations.
Abstract: A new and improved micro card reader includes a unitary molded base member having a planar rectangular slot therein for slidably receiving a punched data card of standard credit card size having a plurality of columns and rows. Along one edge of the base member is a plurality of registering depressions disposed in the outer facing side of the base member which are adapted to receive optical components. The registering depressions also include registering data sensing apertures therethrough, the number and spacing of the apertures correspond to the number and spacing of the data rows in the data card. Adjacent to one face of the base member is a plurality of light sources disposed within the depressions and aligned with the registering apertures therein. Adjacent to the other face of the base member is a plurality of light sensors which are also aligned with the registering apertures of the base member.
Abstract: Molding compositions comprising a polyphenylene ether, a polysulfone, and a selectively hydrogenated linear or radial block copolymer comprising vinyl aromatic compound and dienes, optionally further including a plasticizer, possess excellent impact resistance, and heat aging resistance.
Abstract: A method and apparatus for detecting respiratory distress is disclosed wherein the increasing force of contraction of the heart, which occurs during a respiratory distress condition is detected and utilized to signal the condition. More particularly, the increasing force of contraction of a patient's heart, which affects the electrical signal generated by an impedance pneumograph may be detected by utilizing the heart beat of the patient to generate a trigger pulse. The trigger pulse is used as a timing means to enable the effects of the heart as registered on the impedance pneumograph, to be detected and compared, with an increase in amplitude of the contractions of the heart indicating a respiratory failure.
December 1, 1981
Date of Patent:
December 27, 1983
Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, Inc.
Abstract: Novel high molecular weight resins, useful for electrically insulating conductors, are prepared by polycondensation of a dianhydride, or a mixture of two or more dianhydrides, and a diisocyanate in an inert organic solvent, preferably in the presence of a catalytic amount of 2-methylimidazole.
Abstract: An automated thread trimming apparatus is provided for use with a sewing machine having a plurality of needles. The apparatus is mounted on the side of the sewing machine away from the sewing machine operator. A pair of blades is provided for each needle of the sewing machine. The blades are adjustably mounted on blade mounting bars. Upon actuation, the blades are positioned to straddle each array of stitches produced by the sewing machine needles. The blade mounting bars are then moved slidably relative to one another so that each pair of blades severs an array of stitches. The blade mounting bars are then moved away from the work table of the sewing machine allowing the next workpiece to be sewn.