Abstract: Apparatus mounting to the flat of the top blade of a scissors or like cutting device, intermediate its ends, and forming an assembly thereof in use, comprises a holder having a generally oblong substantially block-like configuration one surface portion of which provides its bottom and correspondingly its base as it seats to the aforementioned flat and projects therefrom in a perpendicularly projected relation thereto. This base is provided with means causing it to adhere to said flat. A second surface portion of this holder is distinguished by an inwardly directed slit which accommodates and defines a grip portion of the holder which receives, accommodates and retains a portion of a slide gage rule or its equivalent to establish the rule in a perpendicularly projected relation to that flat to which the holder seats.
Abstract: An system for protectively coating longitudinally extending rod and bar-like objects, exemplified in application to cylindrical objects such as wooden handles for brooms, brushes and mops, which prescribes effecting a powered, contained movement of handles to be coated in an immediately following series relation; directing the handles to and through an enclosed bath of a selected coating material; in process of the entry of a handle to the bath subjecting it to a movement thereof through a short closely encompassing sleeve which wipes its exterior surface free of dust and dirt, facilitating adherence of coating material thereto and coextensively therewith in its passage through said bath; subjecting the so coated handle to a powered movement thereof through a further short circumferentially and closely encompassing sleeve as it exits from this bath to produce thereby a smooth distribution of adherent coating material over the length of its exterior to form thereon a substantially uniform thin layer thereof an
Abstract: Invention embodiments comprise two separate and distinct parts, a mop support device and a cap embodying a tubular portion defining a through passage which is tapped intermediate its ends, to enable a secure balanced connection thereof to a mop handle. In the embodiment illustrated the mop support device is comprised of a narrow elongated plate-like saddle portion one face of which mounts a plurality of parallel, relatively spaced, perpendicularly projected pins and coupling elements which project therefrom in generally the same direction as the pins. Projected portions of said coupling elements interrelate with complementary engaging elements disposed within and forming part of the cap. The mop support device is easily applied to and through a mop to establish its saddle portion and pins in underlying engaged relation to a distinct portion of the applied mop which is set within the limits of its projected coupling elements.
Abstract: Animal operated feeder comprising a vertically extended holding bin having a shallow feeding tray spaced below and projected forwardly of its bottom. The bin includes a dispensing outlet normally sealed by a closure device a portion of which projects therefrom, over and in vertically spaced relation to a rear portion of the tray. The bin also incorporates baffle structure which underlies and carries the major portion of the weight of the feed load and defines within the bin, at a location offset and vertically displaced from the dispensing outlet, a restricted opening for feed to move thereby to an uppermost portion of the upper surface of a downwardly inclined baffle plate immediately thereunder which supports and directs the amount of feed which it receives along its length, which extends to a point adjacent and spaced from the vicinity of the dispensing outlet where a lower end portion thereof defines a limited passage for feed to move thereby to this outlet.
Abstract: Engine pre-engage starters formed of compactly interfit sections featuring a universally applicable high speed turbine rotor, formed preferably of nylon based plastic, the body of which is distinguished by low tensile strength, high impact resistance, radial growth and adjustment in correspondence with the speed of its rotation, minimal evidence of stress and no material fracture even under the most adverse conditions of its use and a structural composition which reduces to powder form when subjected to friction at such time the speed of its rotation reaches and exceeds a prescribed limit. The rotor is so connected with its power transmission shaft to position beyond and form an axial extension of one end thereof. The rotor is contained by a peripherally encompassing structurally complementary plastic buffer which enhances its fail safe properties. Optionally, the starter housing may be provided with discretely positioned sound deadening inserts.
Abstract: Power transmission and actuator apparatus especially advantageous in application to outdoor antennas, particularly TVRO parabolic antennas, to be operated by remote control, comprises a tub-shaped receptacle including a base having a peripherally encompassing relatively projected wall structure defining therewith a cavity, the major extent of the opening to the cavity being bridged by a releasably attached plate mounting a terminal strip adapted for connection thereto of a remote source of electrical energy, the base mounting a first integrated adapter for mounting a drive motor and a second for mounting an actuator assembly in a manner to provide for an inherent evacuation of water from each thereof during its use. The plate commonly mounts a perpendicularly related shaft and a multiplicity of control elements and the shaft has thereon a slip fit output gear in mesh with further gear means intermediate said plate and the base of the receptacle.
Abstract: Apparatus applicable to the piston rod of a control cylinder inherently operable to selectively limit and control the extent of its retraction. A preferred illustrative embodiment, as applied in use, conforms to a generally L-shaped structure the long leg of which is slim, substantially uniform in width, at least in part transversely arcuate along the length of its inner operative surface, highly resistant to compression and has its base end pivotally connected to the short leg of said structure. Springs interposed between these legs in the pivotal interconnection thereof are established in a secure and stable relation thereto in a manner to positively apply in continuing bias on the long leg which induces it to incline to and over the length of the short leg to inherently form therewith an acute angle. These legs are so formed to lend the minimal amount of material of which they are comprised a very high degree of load bearing strength for their size.
Abstract: Apparatus utilizing waste heat from a furnace or the like to heat water for any desired purpose or to supplement a conventional heating system. In its illustrative embodiment, the invention provides a heat recovery device adapted to be interposed as a unit in a flue duct to absorb heat from the hot gases and products of combustion escaping through the flue duct, connections being provided for a positive, controlled flow of a heat absorbing liquid through the device. The device includes an inner flue section, a liquid flow coil around the flue section and an outer sleeve relatively insulated from heated components and joining the parts into a device capable of being stored, handled and installed as a unit.
Abstract: A universal joint comprising a pair of coupling devices each including a generally cylindrical portion having an extension at one end including a plurality of projections which are outwardly divergent and circularly spaced. Such projections of each coupling device are arranged to have their successively adjacent side surfaces formed to define therebetween spaces the bounding sides of which are divergent. In the assembled relation of the coupling devices the projections of the respective extensions thereof are relatively rotatively displaced and interfit and the projections of one thereof are respectively projected in, through and beyond the spaces defined between the bounding sides of the projections of the other of said extensions.
Abstract: A multiple use woodworking machine having a multiplicity of working stations in which different operations can be performed simultaneously, if so desired. This machine is characterized by simplicity, convenience and versatility, providing within the bounds thereof an essentially complete home workshop. A feature of the machine is a main shaft which constitutes its principal moving part. Rotation of this simply constructed shaft is utilized in carrying out a multiplicity of operations including, for example, sawing, surface sanding, drilling, disc sanding and lathe operations.
Abstract: Pneumatic starters including a housing formed in sections interfit in telescopic and abutted relation, a cap forming its upstream end, a nozzle unit at the open end of said cap defining therewith a shallow chamber constructed to receive a flow of fluid under pressure to power said rotor and provide for its content a substantial pressure head, said end cap and nozzle unit being coaxially extended by a turbine assembly section, the rotor of which positions outwardly of the end thereof immediately adjacent said nozzle unit, positioning its buckets in coaxially aligned relation to its nozzles, said rotor nesting in a relatively axially extended portion of a cylindrical wall structure which forms a shroud for said nozzle unit, lines the inner wall of said housing and peripherally shrouds the buckets of said rotor, said nozzle unit being separable and interchangeable, said inlet chamber and required interrelation of the nozzles of said nozzle unit and the buckets of said rotor being achieved in assembly of said hou
Abstract: Power cylinder comprising a housing having a throughbore capped by end plates defining therein a longitudinally extending chamber. A piston including a longitudinally extending body portion mounts for reciprocal movement in and in bearing relation to the portion of the wall surface which bounds the length of said chamber. The piston has a longitudinally extended through passage and brake means immediately of its outer peripheral surface. A valve device associated with the piston body includes a portion thereof in communication with the through passage. The housing has ports respectively communicating with respective end portions of the chamber for selective delivery thereto and discharge therefrom of fluid under pressure and the selective application of such fluid under pressure to one or both ends of the piston.
Abstract: Apparatus for use in heating, ventilating, cooling and/or regulating the temperature of rooms in a building including a facade which comprises a framework of hollow posts and hollow girders is distinguished by sections of the hollow posts and hollow girders being connected to one another in flow, in fixed manner, for the conduction of a heat transfer fluid and an air stream between a delivery line and a return flow line. A distinguishing feature is that the hollow posts are constructed in two pieces or parts, each of which parts includes two channels one of which provides for the conduction of a heat transfer fluid and the other for the conduction of a further fluid such as an air stream. In the preferred form illustrated the post parts are made to be generally C-shaped in cross section. As thus provided the C-shape cross section of each part shows that it includes a double-walled base leg portion incorporating both the channel for the heat transfer fluid and a channel for further fluid.
Abstract: A pneumatic, syphon type apparatus particularly advantageous for dispensing and applying viscous materials in a spray form features, in a preferred embodiment, a throwaway eductor assembly which slip fits to the delivery end of a tubular structure adapted for connection to and delivery therethrough of air or other gaseous fluid under pressure. The eductor assembly comprises a tubular adapter extended at one end by an eductor tube and at the other by an applied nozzle and a syphon tube connected therewith to open to its interior adjacent the nozzle and at right angles thereto. In use of the apparatus the syphon tube is introduced to a body of the material to be dispensed as the end of the adapter including the nozzle is releasably coupled to the discharge end of the tube which is connected to a source of air under pressure.
Abstract: An exercising, recreational and utilitarian apparatus, particularly useful for persons handicapped as to use of their lower limbs or having cardio-pulmonary or ancillary physical problems, comprising a mobile chassis having forward and rearward ends referenced to the normal direction of its motion and mounting a forwardly and upwardly inclined adjustable support having thereon a body rest for mid and upper portions of the body of a user and immediately to the rear thereof an upwardly projecting vertically inclined forwardly facing seat which backs the buttocks of the user and induces the forward inclination of the mid and upper portions of the user's body. Immediately forward of said support, within easy and comfortable reach by the user's hands, is a transversely extending rod-shaped control bar which commonly mounts the controls for driving, steering and braking said apparatus in the course of its travel.
Abstract: Method, system and apparatus particularly advantageous for reducing the level of irritants and life threatening contaminants which exist in air within houses and other buildings the interior of which presents a relatively sealed environment. The embodiment illustrated exhibits ductwork defining a controlled flow path having an inlet or inlets arranged to communicate the interior of the living and/or working quarters of such a building with said path as well as outlet(s) therefrom to said quarters. Disposed in connection with said path are a blower for inducing a controlled flow of contaminated air from said living and/or working quarters to and through said path and series related temperature conditioning devices.
Abstract: The invention provides apparatus facilitating a quick and trouble-free opening of beer and other beverage cans characterized by a portion of the body thereof being peripherally bounded, at least in part, by a line wherein the can is structurally weakened and having attached thereto a tab-like operating member for breaking it free to produce an opening in the can of which it forms a part. Embodiments comprise a device which includes a portion for mount thereof to a finger or thumb of a hand and another portion providing means to insert under and provide a wedge in backing relation to the tab-like operating member including a base for rocking thereof on the body of the can to which it is applied to bias and carry therewith the tab-like member, to provide for its required function. Preferred embodiments of the invention are formed from a single strip of material and preferably of stainless steel.