Abstract: A plurality of animals, especially swines or hogs, which are able to move freely in the same enclosure, are fed by means of an apparatus supplying fodder at a low rate to a number of separate feeding places (11) corresponding to the number of animals in the enclosure. These feeding places may be formed by a trough (10) in which the respective feeding places are defined by partition walls (12). The bottom of the trough is separated into a supply section (15) and an eating section (16). In order to satisfy the root instinct of the animals and thereby make it possible to reduce the fodder supply rate to the respective feeding places without causing the animals to become impatient so that they tend to change feeding place, the fodder is at least partly supplied to the supply section (15) which is shaped and/or arranged so that it is uncomfortable for the animals to eat the fodder directly from the supply section but more comfortable to root the fodder to the eating section (16) before eating it.
Abstract: A method for simultaneously isolating DNA, RNA and/or protein fractions from a crude biological mixture containing DNA, RNA and/or protein fractions is disclosed. The method comprises adding the crude biological mixture to an aqueous solution of cesium trifluoroacetate, the solution having a density from about 1.4 to about 1.6 g/ml, and centrifuging the resulting mixture under ultracentrifugation conditions.
Abstract: This invention relates to improvements in refuse trucks and similar vehicles comprising a removable or upwards pivotable collecting container (7) for the waste or refuse as well as a loading hopper (15) or the like which is located beside the container on the refuse vehicle and is provided with means for compressing the refuse and transferring it from the loading hopper to the collecting container through mutually registering openings in adjacent walls facing each other of the loading hopper (15) and the collecting container (7), respectively.When the collecting container (7) has become filled and is to be emptied, it is separated from the loading hopper (15), thereby rupturing a refuse string extending from the loading hopper into the collecting container. This rupture has the almost unavoidable consequence that some waste comes loose and drops to the ground.
Abstract: An apparatus for measuring a diamond color comprises a light source composed of a lamp and an integrating sphere for diffusing light therein emitted from the lamp; a diamond holder including diamond supporting head means and suction base means, thereby positioning the table facet of the diamond in the integrating sphere for allowing the diffused light from the light source to fall on the table facet of the diamond; a monochromator for separating a beam of light as it emerges from the diamond through the table facet side into a spectrum; a photodetector for detecting the light from the monochromator; variable slit means disposed in at least one of the monochromator and the photodetector for adjusting the size of the beam of light to a diameter of the diamond; a measurement unit for controlling at least the monochromator to obtain a spectrum of the light which has passed through the diamond; and an arithmetic unit for deriving tristimulus values X, Y and Z from the spectrum of the light from the diamond; which
Abstract: An improvement in briquetting presses and the like comprises a wear ring, a press cone, an end tube and a press cylinder which is diametrically slotted and encloses the press cone and the end tube, said parts being secured to a machine frame. To facilitate the dismounting of the abovementioned parts the press cylinder is suspended in a pair of brackets which project from the machine frame in such a way that the press cylinder together with the press cone and the end tube is displaceable away from the machine frame and after such displacement is rotatable on an axis which is substantially perpendicular to the central axis of the press cone and the end tube. A hydraulic jack associated with the press and designed to cooperate with the press cylinder comprises a yoke and a bail which together enclose the press cylinder at the compression of its two slots.
Abstract: An electrochemical electrode device comprising a tubular member having a bottom end adapted to be inserted into a liquid sample to be measured, and a top end which is closed by a cap member including electrical conductors by means of which the electrodes of the electrode device are connected to an outer cable. In order to facilitate the introduction of liquid or gel into an inner space defined within the tubular member as well as withdrawal of liquid or gel from that space, a longitudinally extending passage is formed within the cap member. This passage may be selectively opened and closed by means of a closure member which is received in a cavity extending transversely to and intersecting the longitudinal passage. The closure member is preferably in the form of a swingably mounted slide valve member or a rotatable cock member.
Abstract: A merchandise support assembly consists of firstly a coupling with two siamesed sockets, one for engaging the vertical column of a display stand, the other being directed obliquely downwards, and an integral hook for the alternative support of the coupling, such hook being adapted to engage a horizontal rail or rails; secondly, a bar which is supported by the oblique socket and thirdly, a set of sleeves each capable of being slid end to end over the bar. The sleeves each have lugs which form a spaced series for determining the spacing between clothes-hangers or other display aids.
Abstract: A lead acid battery comprising: a positive plate; a negative plate having higher capacity than said positive plate; a separator interposed between said plates; and an electrolyte, said plates and said separator being impregnated with said electrolyte, the amount of said electrolyte being limited so that a free electrolyte is not substantially present therein, the theoretical capacity of said positive plate being more than 2.5 times as much as the theoretical capacity of said electrolyte, and thus having an excellent discharge storage property; and a method of storing the retainer type lead acid batteries including above battery to improve the discharge storage property comprising permitting said battery to stand under such a condition that a load is connected between said positive and negative plates when said battery is allowed to stand after the discharge has been finished.
Abstract: A medicinal composition which comprises a compound of the formula:CH.sub.3 (CH.sub.2)nCH.dbd.CHCO.sub.2 Hwherein n represents 10, 12, 14 or 16, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier; a method for testing diabetes or improving lipid metabolism by the administration of said composition to a human being; and a process for the separation of said compounds from freshwater clam which comprises subjecting freshwater clam to the extraction with hot water and/or an aprotic solvent and then purifying the resultant.
Abstract: An extruder for extruding pasta in the form of a continuous thin strip in a pasta-making machine, more particularly for domestic use.The extruder comprises a first tubular body and a coaxial inner jacket defining a circular opening of predetermined diameter "D". A second tubular body having a flange comprises a coaxial cylindrical body held in position by a number of rigid radial elements defining passages and is engaged coaxially in body. The outer diameter "d" of body is less than the diameter "D" and defines a slot for extruding pasta in the form of a continuous tube which is automatically cut along a generatrix by a tooth secured to the outer surface of body.The components of extruder can be axially dismantled in order to remove residues of pasta after the extrusion process. Jacket also has projections which slow down the pasta as it travels in the passage, thus bringing it to the same speed as the pasta encountering the radial elements.
Abstract: An absorption refrigeration system having a generator, a rectifier, a condenser, an evaporator, an absorber and heat exchangers which are connected by means of conduits in an airtight manner so that circulations for refrigerant and for absorbent solution are formed, wherein the rectifier is mounted upright above the generator, and wherein a receiver for receiving absorbent containing refrigerant is mounted below the rectifier and communicates with the lower portion of the generator through an absorbent passage means, whereby decreasing hindrance of the generation of the refrigerant vapor from the generator, thus increasing the efficiency in generating vapor and, at the same time, preventing local overheating of the solution in the generator.
December 13, 1982
Date of Patent:
September 4, 1984
Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Tokyo Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
Abstract: A microbicidal/microbistatic compositions for industrial use, which comprises 4,5-dichloro-1,2-dithiol-3-one and 1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one, and a method of killing or inhibiting the growth of microbes, which comprises adding 4,5-dichloro-1,2-dithiol-3-one and 1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one simultaneously or at intervals to a system to be controlled microbicidally/microbistatically.
April 2, 1982
Date of Patent:
August 21, 1984
Yoshitomi Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd., Katayama Chemical Works Co., Ltd.
Abstract: A method and apparatus for making shoes of the type comprising an injection molded sole which is bonded to a marginal edge portion of a string lasting preferably made of a thermoplastic material. The lasting is held on a last. A radiant heater is automatically positioned below the lasting to preheat the marginal edge portion of the lasting until it is tacky, at about 150.degree.-200.degree. F., after which the heater is withdrawn and the last and the lasting are positioned at the top of a sole mold. Injection molding apparatus injects a molten thermoplastic sole material, such as polyvinyl chloride, at high temperatures of about 300.degree.-380.degree. F. into a sole cavity formed in the sole mold were the molten material bonds to the marginal edge portion of the lasting to form a completed shoe. The completed shoe is cooled by transferring it from the last which was employed during the molding operation to a cooling last separate from the machine. The completed shoe is rapidly cooled to down below 45.degree.
Abstract: A planar member is provided with locator surfaces arranged to cooperate with locator pins provided on the supporting surface of a registration apparatus. The planar member containing a pattern which is to be transferred is provided with a registration pattern. A holder supporting this member may be reciprocated to move this member toward or away from the first-mentioned planar member. Positioning means are provided for selectively moving the planar members relative to one another both orthogonally and rotationally. An alignment sheet containing locator surfaces identical to those of the first-mentioned planar member and a registration pattern complementary to that of the second mentioned planar member is positioned upon the supporting surface. The holder is moved downwardly to lower the second-mentioned planar member upon the supporting surface. The pins are retracted prior to such lowering.
Abstract: A press pad comprising a laminated core, made by sandwiching a hard cushion layer formed either by impregnating a porous elastic sheet with a binder and subsequently setting it or by sandwiching one or more rigid sheets of a high thermal conductivity between a plurality of porous elastic sheets individually impregnated with said binder and subsequently treated for setting thereof between two rigid sheets of a high thermal conductivity and soft cushion layers of porous elastic sheet bonded to both surfaces of said laminated core to be united with the latter as a body; which is useful for the manufacture of printed circuit boards, laminated sheets and so forth and which shows improved durability or heat-up property.
Abstract: An electrophoretic apparatus which is equipped with means for detecting that a zone of a certain kind of ion component passes through a predetermined position of a migration tube so that the electrophoresis is divided into two stages to effect a pre-separation, i.e., a rough separation of target components and to effect a fine separation for finely separating said target component and so that the switch from the pre-separation to the fine separation in automatically effected in accordance with the output of the aforementioned passage detecting means, which can shorten an analysis time and ensure a precise quantitative or qualitative analysis.
Abstract: A process for the dry carbonation of an ammonium or alkali metal carbonate containing material, or a mixture thereof, for conversion to the corresponding bicarbonate containing material comprising reacting in the solid phase an ammonium and/or alkali metal carbonate containing material with liquid water in a carbon dioxide rich atmosphere at a particle temperature of from about 125.degree. F. to about 240.degree. F. for a period of time sufficient to effect the desired conversion of the carbonate groups of said carbonate containing material to bicarbonate groups, the reaction temperature being controlled by the evaporation of liquid water at the reaction site and the removal of the resulting water vapor from the reactor atmosphere.
Abstract: A method of semiquantitatively measuring a subject's neck volume includes the steps of providing an extensible conductor in the form of a loop having a predetermined height; providing a signal variably responsive in value to changes in the inductance of the conductor; calibrating the signal by determining reference signal values obtained with the conductor disposed about at least two known volumes and using the reference signal values to establish the relationship between signal value and the volume enclosed by the conductor; disposing the conductor in close encircling relationship about the subject's neck; calibrating the signal for intrapleural pressure by using an invasive technique as a reference for determining a plurality of intrapleural pressures for the subject and simultaneously determining the signal value for each such intrapleural pressure measurment, thereby establishing the relationship between intrapleural pressure and signal value; discontinuing the reference technique; determining the signal