Abstract: A composting method which produces complete aerobic digestion and pasteurization of animal and other solid organic waste materials is effected in an open top, elongate, composting vessel, for producing an odor free, pasteurized, organic fertilizer, mulch or animal feed supplement.
Abstract: The head of fasteners are provided with an inverted T-slot which is engagable by the T-shaped end of a driver for precluding the accidental or unintentional disengagement of the driver from the fastener-head during insertion or removal thereof.
Abstract: A rotary spring-return actuator is provided with a combination safety clutch and travel stop wherein the safety clutch is secured relative to the housing of the spring-return actuator in such a manner as to insure that the potential energy within the spring of the spring-return will be completely dissipated before access to the interior of the housing may be effected.
Abstract: A hardened protective housing is rotatably secured to the outer head of a cylindrical lock for precluding access to and mistreatment of said head for rendering the lock ineffective for its intended purpose.
Abstract: A substantially rectangular pad of soft, strong, flexible, foam material is provided with a securement flap by which an article such as a catheter tube or the like may be anchored to the pad which in turn is adapted to be adhesively affixed to the skin of a patient.
Abstract: External and internal leakage of line media from a plug valve is prevented by the continuous application of a buffering media at all potential leak paths at pressure greater than the pressure of the line media.
Abstract: A base or carrier sheet is selectively coated with pressure sensitive adhesive which is concealed by a protective, removable release sheet. The release sheet is subdivided into a plurality of interconnected, independently removable panels, each of which conceals an area of the base or carrier sheet and a portion of the adhesive pattern which is to be occupied by a single report.
Abstract: The fork tube and wedge nut of a bicycle stem and fork tube assembly are provided with complementary, non-circular, interengaging abutment areas which substantially enhance and augment the frictional locking relationship between a conventional wedge nut and fork tube by which a stem is secured to a fork tube.
Abstract: The ultraviolet and infrared radiation from a source of UV radiation is subjected to the selective infrared radiation-filtering action of steam which transmits the ultraviolet rays while absorbing the infrared rays.
Abstract: A hollow-cylindrical tube of dehydrated, regenerated cellulose sponge material is tightly compressed to provide an elongate member of minimal diameter having sufficient rigidity to be inserted endwise into a body opening where it will, when moistened, expand radially whereby to substantially engage the inner peripheral walls of the opening for securing it against accidental or unintentional dislodgement therefrom. When used in association with an ear canal an axial opening through the expanded member permits sound waves to reach the ear drum.
Abstract: The lint and moisture laden hot exhaust gases from a commercial laundry dryer are caused to pass, in a non-obstructed manner through a heat exchange unit through which ambient air is drawn and pre-heated before being introduced to the heating unit of the dryer, thereby effecting a substantial savings in fuel.
Abstract: An externally accessible bottom step bearing for the lower end of an elongate, top supported, vertically mounted rotatable shaft of an elongate vessel is provided with spherical means which compensate for angular misalignment and with eccentric means which accommodate off-center alignment of the shaft with respect to the centerline of the vessel.
Abstract: A power section and a converter section are disposed in end-to-end, tandem relationship. Linear motion imparted by the power section to a captive nut in the converter section propells the nut along the spiral flutes of a drive shaft rotatably journalled in the converter section, thereby converting the linear motion of the nut to rotary motion of the drive shaft.
Abstract: A unitary hanger is provided for supporting from the lower web of a single, overhead I-beam support the trolley rail, the advancing reach, and one or more returning reaches of a drop finger conveyor.
Abstract: An elongate rod is formed with an "S" shaped terminal portion at one end for providing an inner, or first, downwardly-open loop-adapted to be engaged by a member to be supported, and an outer, or second, upwardly-open loop adapted to restrain a member bearing thereagainst. The other end of the rod terminates in means for either securely, though releasably, anchoring the rod to a portable support base which is adapted to be affixed to a support surface, or means for securely, though releasably, anchoring the rod to a support surface, per se.
Abstract: A high-speed, electric motor-contained bone drill has an elongate drive tube into which most of the length of a burr shank engages. Centrifugal discharge means at the inner end of the drive tube expell foreign matter, and a slide controls a chuck for the burr shank.