Abstract: In a tamper-evident screw-threaded closure of the kind in which the skirt of a cap is joined at its lower edge to a band by integral elongated breakable webs the webs are associated with co-operating teeth and notches that drive the band during the screwing-on step, the web extending from the root of the tooth to the adjacent wall of the notch in an inclined direction such as to flex or pivot and allow relative movement between the cap and band during this step without breaking, and the band has lugs which oppose circumferential, rather than axial, movement in the unscrewing direction.
Abstract: A dispensing closure molded with polypropylene or other suitable plastic material having a base cap with a dispensing orifice in its top and a lid hinged to the cap for closing the orifice. The lid has a low profile with its skirt conforming with the cap skirt in its closed position so that the lid cannot be grasped with sufficient force to open the lid. An arcuate slot in the cap top allows inward deflection of the cap skirt providing access to the bottom of the lid for swinging the lid open.
Abstract: A rotary cutting tool and method for use of the cutting tool for forming complementary wavy joint surfaces in the edges of panels to be mounted in adjacent relationship to each other such as panels of sheet material used for counters, sink tops, stove tops, wall panels and the like. The uniform wave form cutting edge of the cutting tool is used to form complemetary wavy surfaces in adjacent adjoining surfaces so that a single tool can form both of the edges to be joined with the resultant edges guiding the planar surfaces of the panels into alignment with each other.
Abstract: A tamper indicating closure has a hermetically sealed membrane which prevents contamination. The membrane is held within a closure cap for easy application to a container neck prior to being heat welded to the container. A disc secured to the membrane together with a pull ring serves to sever the membrane and open the sealed container. A lid functions to cover the membrane and disc until the seal is to be broken and thereafter to close the container when not in use. The only way to gain access to the contents, i.e. to the interior of the container, is by tearing the membrane. The means for tearing the membrane substantially covers the membrane except for a very thin edge portion thereof adjacent the spout of the container. This insures that tearing for the purpose of opening will substantially completely remove the membrane and also insures that access to the membrane for tampering purposes is very difficult.
Abstract: A multi-speed twin countershaft transmission having a floating main shaft with no internal or external bearings or other support device at or adjacent its ends. The main shaft is positioned only by gears carrying the torque. At the forward end of the main shaft, positioning and support takes place by engagement of the main shaft gear to the main shaft and the two counter shaft gears driving it. Positioning and support at the output end of the main shaft is obtained by the self positioning of a range drive gear on the main shaft between two input driven gears on a pair of range countershafts. A true 50-50 torque split is obtained.
Abstract: A tamper indicating closure for a container has a center section provided with a ring which may be pulled to open the container. The pull out center section forms part of an insert which is held in position by a cap base. The insert is interposed between the cap base and the neck of the container so as to form a seal between the cap base and the container. The insert can be formed of a softer more easily torn material than the cap base. The cap base can also serve as a pour nozzle for easy pouring, and also will cooperate with the cap lid to obtain a secured closure of the container once the center section of the insert is removed.
Abstract: A dispensing closure molded with a polypropolyene or other plastic material having a base cup with a dispensing orifice in its top and a lid hinged to the cap for closing the orifice. The lid is recessed in the base cap and has projecting tabs which are pushed to release detent locks so that the lid may be swung to an open, dispensing position. Arcuate slots through the lid, in line with the tabs, allow sufficient deflection of the lid to unlock the the detents.
Abstract: A multi-speed transmission having a main section for providing a plurality of gear ratios and a range section for selectively mulitplying a gear ratio provided by the main section in which the reverse idler gear is not located on a separate idler shaft. The reverse idler gear is mounted on the range countershaft. This is made possible by overlapping or rotating the plane containing the main countershaft and main shaft with respect to the plane containing the range countershaft and the main shaft. The reverse idlere gears are positioned to be driven by a set of gears on the main countershafts and they drive a gear on the main shaft. The same relationship exists for a multiple countershaft transmission with a reverse idler gear on each range countershaft.
Abstract: A dispensing closure in which the conventional lid is replaced by a U-shaped yoke with a sealing plug extending downwardly at the bight of the yoke. A self-returning force is generated by the removal of the closure plug from the dispensing orifice.
Abstract: An electrical relay control circuit for a plurality of controlled devices such as electric motors in which the current for actuation of the relays is regulated so that only a predetermined and precise amount of current will be available for operation of the relay coils and that current will be sufficient for actuation of only one relay thereby restricting operation to one controlled device at any one time.
Abstract: A child resistant dispensing closure molded with polypropylene or other suitable plastic material having a base cap with a dispensing orifice in its top and a lid hinged to the cap for closing the orifice. The lid has a low profile with its skirt conforming with the cap skirt in its closed position so that the lid cannot be grasped at a random position with sufficient force to open the lid. An arcuate slot of at least 180.degree. in the lid top permits squeezing pressure to be applied to the lid skirt at two diametrically opposed points to effect displacement of a portion of the lid providing access to the bottom of the lid for swinging the lid open.
Abstract: A gaging tool for checking the alignment of spaced apart holes located on a common axis, having particular utility for checking the alignment of bearing seats on half round yokes for universal joints. A pair of gage bushings are secured in the bearing seats by retaining straps. An alignment bar is passed through the internal gage bore of one of the bushings. When the bearing seats or holes are in alignment, the alignment bar will pass into the other of the pair of gage bushings.
Abstract: A meat cutting pulley wheel is formed with an aluminum body and a cast iron ring bonded to the body rim. The method of manufacture includes machining the ring, preheating the ring and mold, inserting the ring into the mold, pouring molten aluminum into the mold, cooling in the mold and final machining of the ring.
Abstract: A self-contained, convenient and sanitary disposable pet litter box is packaged with litter material and a box disposal bag. The box and cover is a one piece, non-collapsible structure, and a handle provides the convenience of a carrying case.
Abstract: A self-contained remotely actuated power take-off assembly for front mounting to an engine. A sump containing hydraulic fluid is contained within the power take-off housing to supply hydraulic fluid by a gerotor pump connected to the output shaft supplying fluid under pressure to a piston and cylinder hydraulic actuator. A friction disk clutch operatively engages a gear train between the input and output shaft when acted upon by the piston. A remotely operated solenoid valve located between the pump and hydraulic cylinder is used for such actuation.
Abstract: A system and method of measuring the concentration of each component of a two component liquid by passing a microwave signal through a flowing liquid sample. A waveguide is used between a microwave source and detector, and a sample tube passes through the central portion of the wave guide.
Abstract: A container neck insert for providing a safety feature upon removal of a conventional covering cap. The insert is in the form of a plastic disk molded with a portion which engages a recess in the container neck and is retained therein. In one form the safety feature provides tamper indication by using a circumferential frangible opening line and a pull tab for removal of a portion of the disk. In another form, the safety feature provides child-resistant access to the container by acting as a pivoting door having a closing feature when the opening force is removed.
Abstract: A tamper indicating closure for use with a container having a neck with an opening in which at least a portion of the closure is transparent. A destructible seal is bonded to the container neck providing a hermetic seal which is visible through the closure to indicate package integrity or tampering. In some embodiments, a transparent insert member is provided through which the seal element is visible, and after removal of the seal element, the insert member serves to reseal the closure to the container neck. In some embodiments, access is obtained to the container by unthreading and removing the closure from the container neck and puncturing the destructible seal element. In other embodiments, the seal element is bonded to the flat closure top or the insert so that the seal element is fractured upon initial opening movement of the closure to remove it from the container neck.
Abstract: A tamper indicating package incorporates a closure, at least a portion of which is transparent, and a seal which is bonded to the container so that the seal is visible through the closure. In some embodiments the closure is fastened also to the seal so that any movement between the closure and container results in fracture of the seal indicating tampering.
Abstract: A threaded one piece closure having a tamper indicating band attached to the lower end of a cap skirt by frangible bridges which fracture upon the initial opening of the closure leaving the detached band on the container indicating the initial opening or tampering. The bottom of the tamper indicating band is formed with a plurality of equally spaced stop segments attached by flexible webs. The tamper indicating band is also formed with a plurality of rectangular windows in line with the stop segments. The flexible webs permit the swinging of the stop segments into an operative position engaged within the windows so that they will coact with a flange or ratchet teeth on the container to provide a means for fracturing the frangible bridges upon unthreading of the cap.