Abstract: The rongeur has a frame with a medial horizontal channel in one portion and a stationary handle at the other portion. A carriage is slidably engaged in the channel. A movable handle is attached at a fulcrum arm at the bottom front of the frame. A two-piece shaft extends from an integral cover & barrel secured to the carriage. The shaft has a stationary lower half, and an upper half that reciprocates on the stationary half to open and close the bite area at the tip of the shaft in response to the surgeon gripping the handles. The shaft halves are held together by a slidable joint. The cover & barrel with the extended shaft can be cocked open to remove the shaft. The tip of the shaft has a closable bite area and is used to remove tissue or to take a biopsy. The tip can be rotated to various angles after pressing a release lever. Also, the shaft can be quickly removed and replaced with another shaft having a different tip.
Abstract: This invention relates to a novel method of, and means for, directing energy through Si.sub.2 HSb.sub.2 in such a manner that normal energy parameters can be exceeded. The principal object of the invention is to provide the means for more efficient radiant energy power systems to be constructed. For example, this invention can be applied to construct more efficient rocket propulsion systems.Si.sub.2 HSb.sub.2 has a crystalline structure with a regular pattern of electron deficiencies which physicists call "holes" in the lattice. Energy can be radiated at the top of the compound and be accelerated as it passes through to a new higher velocity as it expelled out the bottom of the compound. This is accomplished by applying electrical potentials to the sides of the compound which rectify the "holes" in the lattice. The electrical potentials applied to the sides of the compound can be varied to allow the radiated energy output to be directed in the x,y plane.
Abstract: The surgical instrument is used to hold a suture needle and thread to suture a wound or incision on a patient. A pair of pivotal jaws form the bite area. A pair of pivot handles are placed in tandem to the pair of jaws. The front ends of the handles are pivotally connected to the back of the jaws. When the handles are at-rest, the jaws are shut. When the handles are squeezed together, the jaws open. There is a compression spring placed between the rear ends of the handle to keep tension on the handles to keep them spread apart, which in turn keeps tension on the jaws to keep them shut. The dual pivot points of the pair of handles and the pair of jaws increases the pressure at the bite of the jaws. The jaws remain closed and secure the needle to allow the surgeon to suture without having to keep tension on the handles keep the jaws shut. The surgeon squeezes the handles to temporarily open the jaws to release the needle or to grab the needle and then releases his grip on the handles.
Abstract: A machine adapted to be maneuvered across a surface, typically a floor, in order to remove an unwanted coating such as asbestos and adhesive from the floor. An impeller hurls an abradent such as metal shot at an angle against the floor abrading the material which then rebounds along with the abradent up into a return channel where the abradent shot and the abraded material are separated. The shot is returned to the impeller. The abrasion takes place in a downward facing cavity. A wetting spray outside the cavity in advance of the forward end of the machine wets the surface in advance of the abrasion and creates a mist within the cavity which cools the flow of material rebounding from the surface. The presence of the mist greatly abates the dispersion of the abraded material permitting it to be discharged into a collecting drum without contaminating the ambient air.
Abstract: A truing lathe has its components mounted on a base. A pair of stands for holding the workpiece are mounted on the base. The stands have a pair of notches where the workpiece rests and is rotatable therein. An electric motor with a pulley head is mounted on one of the stands and below the notches so that the motor drive shaft aligns with the axis of rotation of the workpiece. One loop of a stretchable endless belt is slipped over the midsection of the workpiece while the other loop is stretched to fit around the drive pulley. The cutting bit is mounted on separate longitudinally and transversely moveable blocks so that the bit can be adjusted radially and longitudinally relative to the axis of rotation of the workpiece to machine the workpiece. The mounting stand and the way the workpiece is rotated results in minimal precession of the workpiece on the lathe to allow for a closer and truer machining of the workpiece.
Abstract: A transporter unit is used for abutting against a genoa car or lead block on a track on the starboard or port side of a deck of a sailboat to lock or move the lead block to adjust the jib sheet angle while sailing. The unit is slidably engageable on a modified track having a series of gear grooves to mate with a worm gear mounted on the unit. The unit is moved on the track by turning a shaft with an attached worm gear mounted in the unit. The worm gear cooperates with the track. The unit has a slidable carriage. The bottom of the carriage has a channel which mates with the modified track. The top of the carriage has a rectangular cavity onto which is mounted a rectangular housing. The cavity on the top of the carriage has a rectangular opening to provide access to the track for the worm gear. The carriage has a pair of inboard and a pair of outboard knuckle projections. There is a common bore through the inboard knuckles and the housing into which a quick release pivot pin is secured.
Abstract: A zero current/zero voltage resonant DC to DC converter operating at high frequency, utilizes the series/parallel approach to power conversion. A resonant transformer assembly is inserted into either the primary or secondary of the main transformer, to optimize the operating parameters of the converter.
Abstract: A generally U-shaped surgical instrument for prying apart and keeping open the rib cage in open heart surgery. There is a stationary arm with a toothed cross bar attached to it. A movable arm similar in configuration to the stationary arm has a housing at one end which slides on the bar and can be cranked open to force the sternum apart. The housing holds the crank mechanism and a pair of circular bearing inserts. The cranking mechanism is self-locking. One of the inserts is a safety feature, because it can be quickly popped out, should the movable arm become jammed on the bar during the cranking sequence, to provide clearance to unbind the arm on the bar. Both inserts are replaceable and take the wear and tear during the cranking process. New inserts can be inserted to refurbish the instrument. There is a V-clamp that slides on the arms and holds a support rod. There is a castellated clamp that slides on the support rod and it has an articulated extension rod.
Abstract: A sheathed head assembly for a welding or cutting torch includes a conductive torch head which is bonded to a conductor that feeds current to the torch head with a conductive and resilient adhesive. The conductor is helical and flexible so as to be bendable by the user to accommodate variable work situations.
Abstract: The conduit swivel connector consists of a first conduit, adapted to be connected for example to a filler hose, and terminating in a bell-like housing within which resides a nipple with ball bearing rotation permitted between the two. Thus a pair of aligned conduits are provided with relative 360 degree rotation between the nipple and the housing. Leakage of fluid being transmitted through the connector is prevented by a series of sealing faces, one being located on a annular sealing member retained in the housing, which cooperates with a corresponding sealing face on an intermediate floating seal ring. The opposite side of the seal ring is provided also with a sealing face which engages in sealing sliding engagement with an annular face on the end of the nipple. The sealing faces are carefully lapped so that leakage is substantially prevented from the interior of the conduits.
Abstract: A cutting torch is provided circumjacent its tip with a stand-off cup which maintains a fixed distance between the torch orifice and the work piece. The distal end of the cup has a series of notches or windows which allow the operator to see the cutting arc and also permit escape of arc spatter. Between the notches are posts or castellations, at the distal end of which is a ring that maintains constant spacing between the cutting arc and a template, as the torch is guided around the edge of the template.
Abstract: A self-propelled trailer maneuvering dolly for transporting a fifth wheel trailer or a travel trailer. The dolly has a frame, a front handlebar and castor for steering, a pair of rear drive wheels for driving the dolly, a pneumatic motor, and sprocket wheels and chains for transmitting power to the drive wheels. There is a pneumatically extensible and retractable vertical lift, which has a top for engaging with the coupling member of a fifth wheel trailer and it also has a hitch ball for hitching up to a convention travel trailer. A spring biased lift bracket below the frame keeps the drive wheels off the ground when the trailer is empty so that the operator can easily maneuver the dolly into position below the coupling member of a fifth wheel to be moved. A lever supplies pressurized air to the lift, which in turn raises the front end of the fifth wheel trailer. The weight of the trailer is centered on the dolly and also keeps the drive wheels on the ground.