Abstract: The feed and vent apparatus as illustrated comprises a pair of tubes, one constituting an infeed and the other a primary vent tube, joined by an adapter to form an essentially V-shaped structure at the apex of which is an opening from one end of each tube. Material feed means which bridge and substantially fill the cross section of the infeed tube receive the material to be refined from an integrated hopper by way of an opening in the tube which extends a substantial portion of its length. A similar opening in the upper side of the primary vent tube leads to an extension of the escape passage defined thereby the cross section of which is sharply and abruptly expanded. The lowermost portion of the primary vent tube embodies, in a limited portion of its cross section means for receiving and carrying solids attempting to pass through the primary and secondary portions of the escape passage defined by the vent tube and its extension back to the refiner to which the V-shaped structure is connected.
Abstract: Diffuser apparatus comprises a frame including end portions interconnected by and integrated with an elongate intermediate portion. The intermediate portion is formed to produce a longitudinally extended trough, preferably of generally hemi-cylindrical configuration. The diffuser sleeve which mounts about and the length of the frame is longer than the frame and its excess length is used to provide reversibly bent extremities which produce a double layer of the sleeve thickness in areas thereof which overlie the frame end portions. The latter have circumferentially and longitudinally spaced ribs to which the double layered sleeve end portions are clamped to produce a positive and insured seal as between the sleeve and the frame at their end portions. One end portion of the frame has a through bore outwardly extended by an integral adapter to which a line connected to a source of fluid under pressure may be directly coupled.
Abstract: A joint support structure comprising means forming a housing defining a chamber embodies an axially movable wall portion constituting a clamping device which forms one wall portion of the chamber. This chamber contains radially movable means and means responsive to movement of the axially movable wall portion to induce or accommodate a radial shift of said radially movable means. Means projecting outwardly of the housing includes a rod axially movable in response to movements of said radially movable means to clamp a related joint element to or release the related joint element from a defined seat.Various arrangements are provided to constitute the means responsive to movement of the axially movable wall portion, each of which dictates that essentially the total of the applied forces are translated into a direct radial movement of the rod or rods associated with the joint support structure.
Abstract: A waste water treatment system comprises a plurality of screens presenting descending flow surfaces and means defining a flow conduit for waste water or sewage arranged below the upper limits of said flow surfaces. The construction of the flow conduit is such to induce an upflow of the waste water by way of openings therein which are constantly open to means which direct the waste water to the upper ends of said screens in a manner to provide a substantially equal volumetric flow to and over each of said screens.
Abstract: A coaxial feeder for connection to the inlet of a disc refiner includes a channel defining means which contains a bladed screw the blade of which has a relatively short axial length and is housed to position coaxially of the discs, to which it feeds material for refining purposes, and in concentric spaced relation to the wall structure which bounds said channel. The material to be refined is introduced to the down side of the screw blade. At the outer periphery of the blade, at the lowermost limit of its travel, is a bar or plate-like control device which is substantially coextensive with the blade and arranged to specifically direct material to the space between the discs of the related refiner with minimal interference or disruption. The control device presents a surface to the material moved on the down side of the screw blade which effectively inhibits bypass of material to the upside of the blade, having regard for the direction of its rotation in use.
November 1, 1978
Date of Patent:
September 23, 1980
The Bauer Bros. Co.
Lawrence Tantalo, Robert H. Traver, William E. Lyons
Abstract: An earring holder for use with earrings of the pierced ear type includes a serpentine rod, with an enlarged spherical or drop-shaped outer end followed by a shallow U-shaped outer portion for holding an earring and a deeper inverted U-shaped inner portion, the bight of which rests in the passage through the pierced ear during use. No hook or stays are required to maintain the holder and earring in position, the holder being more or less balanced in the ear lobe and gently squeezing the lower portion of the ear lobe of the user.
Abstract: A differential features an inexpensive lightweight housing formed of sheet material the rugged construction of which makes it extremely resistant to damage and distortion in use. The embodiment illustrated comprises a housing the peripheral wall of which is defined by a tube segment having a generally rectangular configuration. Each end of the tube segment is capped by a plate centrally contoured about a central aperture to form thereon a cup-like projection the configuration of which is that of a conically tapered, outwardly and axially directed shell the apex of which is truncated. In the case of each end plate the conically tapered shell-like projection seats and nests therein a complementarily shaped sleeve type bearing set in place by offsets of that portion of the plate which defines its base. The respective end plates and their contained bearings, as so paired, each accommodate the projection therethrough of one of the differential shafts.
Abstract: A thermometer device for application to an exterior of a structure, such as a vehicle, having one face viewed from the interior of the structure, including a thermometer element and a readout portion, a housing for nesting the thermometer element in a sheltered manner and having air inlet and outlet openings to allow ambient air to enter and pass over the thermometer element and at the same time protects the element from the suns rays.
Abstract: A plate segment for insertion in a hole, cavity or recess to position and/or lock a shaft-like portion of an object within and/or with reference to its bounding wall structure has preferred embodiments comprising plate segments formed of sheet metal in a stamping operation including tooth-like projections. Depending upon the embodiment the tooth-like projections may extend from either or both faces of the plate segments and/or its lateral extremities. The tooth-like projections are formed to provide teeth portions of which are skewed to facilitate the application and anchoring of the segment. In a particularly preferred configuration the plate segment comprises a leading end, a trailing end and side edge portions, the roots of which side edge portions are generally parallel and bound a main body portion of the plate segment which is curved on a uniform radius, in a lateral sense, to provide that the respectively remote faces thereof are formed to resemble a longitudinal portion of a cylindrical surface.
Abstract: Windmill apparatus comprises an open framework defining a wheel having means defining a pivot axis and embodying a plurality of radially and closely spaced concentric rows of air foils. The foils in each row are connected for their conjoint movement to and from a pre-set operating position, within defined limits. The movement of each foil is about an axis which is substantially radial to the wheel and it is arranged to automatically feather when subject to impact of winds the speed of which is at a dangerous level. As oriented in the wheel the radial extremities of each foil are substantially flat and bridged by a continuous peripheral surface portion. One portion of said peripheral surface portion is flatted to define the operating face of the foil. The flatted portion is preferably comprised of two planar surface portions one of which leads the other, having regard for the facing of the foil operating surface into the prevailing wind.
Abstract: High speed tube cutting apparatus provides die means for the simultaneous cutting of a plurality of tube segments from a length of tubing. Preferred embodiments are capable of cutting the tube segments in extremely short lengths and with the ends thereof formed on a bias. The improvements of the invention eliminate waste and enable the shearing of the tube segments to be achieved in a single stroke of the included die means. A further feature of the invention apparatus is that it provides means for precisely realigning sheared tube segments with the tubing from which they have been cut to facilitate their ejection under the influence of the advancement of such tubing.
November 10, 1977
Date of Patent:
June 3, 1980
The Vulcan Tool Company
Charles F. Horn, Edward F. Fowle, Wayne L. Poling
Abstract: An exothermic composition comprises a first portion of particulate material consisting essentially of, in parts by weight, about 90 to about 140 parts anhydrous calcium chloride and about 20 to about 40 parts anhydrous sodium sulfate and about 70 to about 80 parts by weight of a solution constituting its second portion which solution consists essentially of, in parts by weight, about 45 to about 55 parts anhydrous sodium acetate and about 230 to about 280 parts of water.A hot pack in which the composition is incorporated, consists of a sealed, impermeable, outer enclosure containing a sealed, impermeable inner enclosure, the latter containing, essentially, about 70 to about 80 parts by weight of the solution, while exterior to the inner enclosure the outer enclosure will contain, essentially, about 90 to about 140 parts by weight of anhydrous calcium chloride and about 20 to about 40 parts by weight of anhydrous sodium sulfate.
Abstract: Apparatus for climatizing a building comprising means including elements of a structural frame adapted to provide a portion of a facade for such building, at least a portion of said elements being hollow, said hollow elements being formed to provide for movement therethrough of fluid for supplying heat thereto or extracting heat therefrom, means for the delivery of fluid to and for the direction of fluid from said hollow elements, and said hollow elements being arranged for the mounting of facade elements to extend in bridging relation thereto and to be conditioned thereby.
Abstract: A trash handling pump featuring simplicity of construction wherein the pump parts stack one upon the other and the impeller and/or its housing, the latter of which has integrated volute structure, include resilient surface portions strategically formed and located to prevent solids from fixedly lodging therebetween and thereby causing the parts to either malfunction or break. As here provided, the impeller housing has a slip fit and shock absorbing mount. The pump unit also features a self lubricating system which is automatically controlled by the pump discharge. An improved arrangement of seals insures against leaking of lubricant from the pump housing.Preferred embodiments of the pump include a two part impeller housing embodying volute structure in each part thereof. The arrangement is such that the parts may be easily molded of plastic materials.
Abstract: A rotary stripper, which can be chucked to a drive shaft, comprises a pair of discs spaced by a centrally positioned intermediate hub which has radial slots. Immediately outward of the hub and arranged in a ring concentric thereto are a series of equidistantly spaced pins, the axes of which are parallel to the central axis of the hub. The location of the pins, in a circular sense, places one thereof at and in adjacent relation to the outer end of each slot, offset from a direct alignment with the slot. The offset in each case is in a direction counter to that in which the hub is intended to rotate in use.Stripper elements which are relatively rigid but have a minor degree of flexibility are simultaneously slip fit to each pin and in the slot adjacent thereto and are resiliently mounted thereby to the hub. The stripper elements are contained by the discs to either end of the hub.
Abstract: A portable space heater features a tubular heat shield of generally uniform cross sectional configuration about and in longitudinally offset, concentric, closely spaced relation to a tubular shell defining its combustion chamber to project beyond a nose cone at its outlet end. The projection of the shield beyond the cone is limited to produce, upon a high velocity pressurized flow of air around the inner surface of and the length of the shield, distinctive flow of air within the projected end of the shield and about the nose cone the pattern of which produces an effective heat exchange with the products of combustion at the cone which substantially moderates the cone temperature.
Abstract: An infeed disc for a disc refiner has infeed passages which are circularly spaced by portions thereof which define spokes. The spokes and the passages have special characteristics. The center line of each passage is skewed with reference to the axial center line of the disc, in both an axial and a circular sense, and thereby curved, causing the passage to be essentially curved to provide a circular offset of the openings from the respective ends of each passage. The disc is further characterized by a non-radial skewed orientation of its spokes, the center line of each spoke being angularly inclined to a plane which is radial to and includes the central axis of the disc. The centers of the respective axially spaced infeed and operating surface portions of the spokes are offset one from the other, in a circular sense.
Abstract: A non-lethal personal defense weapon providing for the simultaneous projection of a high intensity beam of light and a concentrated chemical spray designed to immobilize attackers. The weapon features a spray discharge having a range up to 10 feet and embodies a simple but effective safety which avoids accidental discharge of the spray. The spray discharge and the light emitting mechanism are controlled by a two-position switch which insures that the high intensity beam of light and the spray discharge may be substantially simultaneously energized.
Abstract: A coupling element comprising elongate thermo-plastic strip material structured to provide that, on application thereto of heat in the range from about 300.degree. to about 500.degree. F. the outer portion thereof becomes fluidly adhesive, and is particularly adapted thereby to quickly form a ready bond and a clean seal between different materials, especially between glass and metal parts. While under the application of heat in the range specified, the outer portion of the element becomes fluidly adhesive, the inner or core portion of the element retains, as originally provided, an essentially stable form which accommodates and conforms to the contour of an applied load.On self cooling in place the strip coupling device provides a uniquely complete and extremely strong bond and seal between parts of unlike materials. In preferred embodiments and applications the invention provides for an improved installation of a window, windshield or like unit.