Abstract: A metal melt sampling device comprises a support tube; and a sampling unit of refractory material mounted in the support tube. The sampling unit includes first and second portions the second portion being integral with the first portion and defining with a pair of metal plates the walls of a main sample cavity. At least one of the first and second portions is a push fit in the support tube. An inlet passage is provided to enable metal melt to pass in use from a leading end of a unit to the main sample cavity.
Abstract: A four-stroke piston engine in which air or a fuel-air mixture is drawn into a cylinder. Fuel may be injected into the air in the cylinder while a further fuel supply is located on the axis of the cylinder and supplies at least one jet of fuel during the compression stroke, which jet of fuel in cooperation with the fuel-air mixture forms at least one zone of enriched mixture within the cylinder. The piston may have a recess in the upper end into which the nozzle carrier is partially received when the piston approaches top dead center. An ignitable mixture is formed in the recess or in the region of said recess which can be ignited by electrodes disposed adjacent the further fuel supply.
Abstract: A machine for applying adhesive tape ties to filled bags comprises an adhesive tape path leading from an adhesive tape supply reel 1, manually movable accommodation means 6 which are located on one side of the adhesive tape path, which face the adhesive side of the adhesive tape 10, which accommodate the gathered together neck 40 of a bag, and which control its movement through the machine, an adhesive tape support 28 which is located on the other side of the adhesive tape path and which converges with and joins the adhesive tape path at a contact region 31 with substantially only line contact between them, a paper tape path leading from a paper tape supply reel 4 into contact with the adhesive tape path immediately downstream of the contact region 31 from the opposite side of the adhesive tape path, and a cutter 7 arranged to sever the adhesive 10 and paper 32 tapes to complete the tie.
Abstract: A wire or line manager is adapted to be attached to the edge of a work surface and to extend between the work surface and a wall to provide neat and aesthetic management of numerous electrical lines, data and signal cables and plugs associated with various electrical and communications apparatuses. The manager comprises a flange support connectable to the work surface edge and has a rigid lower flange and a flexible upper flange extending outwardly therefrom and toward the wall. Electrical lines, data and signal cables and plugs may then be easily and neatly passed between the flexible upper flange and the wall and run laterally along the lower flange between the work surface and wall. A plurality of openings are provided in the lower flange so that any one or more lines may be selectively received through an opening or openings to be run generally vertically downwardly to selected areas.
Abstract: A portable, self-contained combination smoke and burglar alarm includes a smoke sensor and a tester switch both capable of energizing of an audible warning device, all contained in a housing adapted for mounting on an interior room surface such as on a wall or ceiling above a door or window. A releasably inserted locking pin retains a spring-biased plunger mounted above a pressure actuable tester switch accessible externally of the housing to maintain the plunger in its cocked condition. A line attached to the releasable locking pin also attaches to an adjacent door or window such that opening of the door or window increases tension on the line which effectively removes the locking pin and releases the plunger to strike the tester button and actuate the alarm.
Abstract: Method of and apparatus for stabilizing a plasma stream by the use of two different stabilization liquids. The plasma arc is stabilized in the discharge chamber by a whirl of a first stabilization liquid containing at least one element chosen from the group consisting of carbon and nitrogen, and the plasma arc is stabilized in the stabilization channel by a second stabilization liquid differing in its boiling point from the first stabilization liquid. Between the discharge chamber of the burner and the stabilization channel there is provided a transition space from which there lead outlets for the stabilization liquids. In the transition space there may be place an orifice plate dividing said space into two sub-spaces. From the stabilization channel upstream of the front nozzle of the burner there may be provided an outlet for the second stabilization liquid, which is disposed in the stabilization channel.
February 15, 1983
Date of Patent:
July 23, 1985
Ceskoslovenska akademie ved
Karel Zverina, Denek Tluchor, Josef Szabo, Jaromir Polidor, Petr Kroupa
Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of producing self-supporting constructional elements by plasma-spraying onto a removable core.Recently, there is in widespread use the method of producing constructional elements, especially of heat-resistant elements of rotary shape, by plasma-spraying of ceramic oxides onto a removable core. Existing problems in the art are caused by the slow removal of an intermediate layer, which separates the deposited constructional element material from the core, in suitable solvents, and the necessary neutralization of the produced constructional element.These disadvantages are overcome by the method of the present invention characterized in that a core is preheated to a temperature in the range of from about 200.degree. C. to about 650.degree. C., a metallic or non-metallic intermediate layer having a thickness of about 0.1 to about 2 millimeters is deposited on the core by plasma-spraying.
Abstract: A collapsible wind propelled watercraft adapted for movement over water having a substantially tetrahedral frame comprising three substantially equidistantly spaced support members adapted to engage and be supported on the surface of the water, four substantially rigid spars hingedly connected together at a juncture and extending radially outwardly therefrom such that three of the spars may articulate about the fourth spar to collapse the frame, the four spars further being separated from each other by equal angles. A plurality of stays are connected between each one of the spars and the other spars at points on the spars substantially equidistant from the juncture so as to form the substantially tetrahedral frame, and three of the spars extend laterally and downwardly from the juncture and have the support members connected near their distal ends. Suspended in the area defined by the three spars and the water surface is a trampoline connected to the distal ends of the three spars extending downwardly.
Abstract: The apparatus of the present invention is used to administer therapeutic acupressure to various points or areas of the body in order to temporarily relieve certain body ailments. The apparatus comprises a plate vertically mounted on a wall structure, an arm having one end rotatably connected to an upper portion of the plate, the arm and the plate being in juxtaposed relation, a bar secured to the opposite end of the arm and extending outwardly therefrom, and a knob member removably attached to the remote free end of the bar. The method of using the apparatus of the present invention includes providing an appropriate size knob member to the free end of the bar, adjusting the arm to position the knob member at the height of the body area to be treated, placing the body area in contact with the knob member, and then applying pressure intermittently to the body area in contact with the knob member.
Abstract: A system for automatically generating an accompaniment note pattern and a bass pattern programmed therein by the player. The system includes a programmable microprocessor wherein two patterns, one sounding in the frequency range of the solo and accompaniment manuals and the other in the frequency range of the pedals, can be programmed into a programmable and reprogrammable memory by the player by means of a separate keypad or one or two octaves of keys on the regular keyboards. The patterns are programmed in without regard to key, and on playback, the microprocessor is responsive to the chord being played at that time on the accompaniment manual to transpose the read out patterns to a compatible key. Means are provided for phase locking simultaneously occurring notes of the two patterns if they are of the same or octavely related frequencies. This is accomplished by causing both notes to be taken off the same divider string if a match of pitch occurs.
Abstract: A selectable rate sync generator system for use with a television test pattern generator includes a master oscillator of predetermined frequency, selector switches for selecting the desired total horizontal line time, and a horizontal line trigger circuit for generating a train of clock pulses having twice the repetition rate (2H) of the line time selected. H rate blanking and drive pulses are generated in response to the clock pulses. Selector switches are provided for selecting a desired number of horizontal scanning lines in two fields, and a vertical trigger circuit generates vertical trigger pulses having the repetition rate (V) of the number of lines selected. V rate blanking and drive pulses are generated in a response to the V trigger pulses, and the H and V rate blanking pulses are summed to provide a composite blanking signal. H rate sync pulses are generated in a response to the clock pulses and are delayed therefrom by a predetermined interval.
Abstract: The application relates to an interlace detector for a raster beam control circuit, such as in a television or computer display. Under 1:1 interlace conditions, depending on the condition of the logic at the time that the 1:1 interlace is selected, an odd field condition may result wherein the first half of the top horizontal line and the second half of the bottom horizontal line are blanked. The interlace detector detects this situation by detecting coincidence between a horizontal blanking pulse and the vertical reset pulse, and delays the transmission of the vertical reset pulse to the vertical field counter for one-half of the horizontal line scan time. This, in turn, delays vertical blanking so that a full line of information appears in the upper and lower lines of the display. In the specific embodiment disclosed, a bistable circuit triggered by horizontal blanking pulses and the undelayed vertical reset pulse produces the delayed vertical reset pulse.
Abstract: A coating mechanism for coating continuous webs of product, especially paper products, comprising a support member having a coating blade supported thereon by a clamping device, the coating blade having a coating surface and a coating edge. The coating blade and the web of product form therebetween an application slot, and the clamping device includes an expansible pressure member adapted to contain a pressure medium. A pressure chamber is installed on the support member and is tiltable about an axis disposed between the pressure member and the coating blade so as to transfer the expansion force of the pressure member to the coating blade. The pressure chamber has an opening therein and is adapted to supply a coating composition through the opening to the application slot for application by the coating blade onto the web of product.
Abstract: A seat adjustment mechanism for adjustably connecting a seat to a chair base is provided wherein a threaded spindle is secured to the seat and rotatably and axially movably received within a column member extending upwardly from the chair base. An adjusting nut is threadedly engaged with the spindle and supported within the column member by a bearing assembly, and which is upwardly urged by a compression spring such that the upper surface of the adjusting nut lockingly engages a downwardly facing engaging surface of a lock cap in the column member when the seat is unoccupied. By rotating the seat and the spindle secured thereto, vertical adjustment of the seat is provided. When the seat is occupied, the adjusting nut is moved downwardly by the spindle and against the bearing assembly to compress the spring and disengage the upper surface of the adjusting nut from the downwardly facing engaging surface. The seat and spindle then may be rotated without being vertically adjusted.
February 3, 1983
Date of Patent:
January 22, 1985
Kimball International, Inc.
Steven F. Trinkel, Patrick E. Strange, Mathew A. Slaats
Abstract: A rotating sorter is provided for the removal of minuscule pollutants from fiber material suspensions by means of a symmetrical fixed filter basket disposed in a fixed spiral-shaped housing and in whose interior a generally vertical axle rotates sorter vanes in close proximity to the filter basket. Fiber material suspension to be sorted is delivered to a generally ring-shaped sorting space formed between the filter basket and housing. The direction of flow of fiber material suspension delivered to the filter basket occurs substantially tangentially thereto and generally perpendicular to the rotating axle, and quality material is sorted into the interior of the filter basket.
May 24, 1982
Date of Patent:
January 15, 1985
J. M. Voith GmbH
Walter Musselmann, Herbert Kinzler, Josef Tra
Abstract: Spray-coating materials having a high heat-resistance and thermal conductivity for the surface protection of materials. The spray-coating material consists of 8-35 wt. % magnesium oxide MgO or calcium oxide CaO, 2-10 wt. % of beryllium oxide BeO and 55-90 wt. % of aluminum oxide Al.sub.2 O.sub.3, zirconium dioxide ZrO.sub.2, silicon dioxide SiO.sub.2, chromic oxide Cr.sub.2 O.sub.3 and titanium dioxide TiO.sub.2. The spray-coating material of the invention can be employed to advantage, for example, in the chemical industry and in metallurgy.
Abstract: An A-shaped fan motor mounting bracket including an arrangement for securing a motor lead protective sheath, such as a flexible metal conduit through which electrical leads for the motor pass, so as to minimize flexing of the leads between the motor and the sheath. In a preferred form, the sheath securing arrangement includes a U-shaped strap having opposed free ends adapted for attachment to the bracket closely adjacent motor so as to encircle and grip the sheath between the strap and bracket. The strap may include a ridge within the concave portion thereof for engaging a corresponding trough in the surface of the flexible metal conduit and the bracket portion to which the strap is attached may be inclined obliquely to the motor rotor axis of rotation for better alignment with the leads which extend obliquely from a strain relief grommet.