Abstract: A bandage cutter which includes a short, thick, relatively blunt ended finger which extends in spaced generally parallel relation along one edge of a generally flat disk-shaped handle. The finger curves to a terminal end; and the finger defines a throat between it and the handle with an open mouth. Preferably, a thickened rim is provided about the throat protectively shielding the cutting edge of a blade spanning the throat. The blade of stainless steel presents a cutting edge at a slope of about 45.degree. to the edge of a bandage. A curved rocker surface on the handle is provided to manipulate the cutter to a preferred cutting angle while a bandage is held taut for initiating a slicing action. The handle includes a bearing surface for pushing by the index finger of a user while simultaneously the handle is grasped between the thumb and middle finger, on opposite sides of the handle respectively, to orient the attitude of the cutter while slicing action takes place.
Abstract: A two-piece, shell-like holder composed of two telescopically mating shell portions sized to be connected together and to maintain a male and a female plug in electrical engagement with one another so that the interconnected shell structure assumes axial forces applied to and tending to separate the electrical connection and wherein the shell portions include interlocking portions when in telescopic engagement which an be unlocked by rotating the shell portions relative to one another and separating them axially.
Abstract: A flashback chamber for a catheter assembly including a main body portion having a cavity formed therein which is structured to include a path of fluid flow along its length defined by a plurality of sequentially disposed chambers separated, at least in part, by transversely located ribs. The path of fluid flow is at least partially defined by a plurality of ports formed at opposite ends of the spaced apart ribs. An air only permeable vent structure is located at the end of the path of fluid flow so as to properly vent air forced from the cavity as blood from the catheter assembly successively fills the sequentially disposed chambers.
Abstract: The invention relates to a method and apparatus for electrolytic refining of copper and the production of copper wires for electrical purposes on a continual basis which produces round copper wires directly from impure copper anodes and to treat such wires in order to impart the desired characteristics as electrical conductors. The apparatus handles copper anodes of customary size refining them at normal current densities of less than 55 amps/foot.sup.2 onto starting wires of adequate tensile strength which is done continuously, the wire being provided to an electrolytic bath and, after withdrawal from the bath, the wires are finished by drawing and annealing.
Abstract: A process for applying tension to the extending ends of a thin wire core of a mold to apply tension to the core during the molding process to maintain alignment of the core at all times during the molding process. Also included is apparatus for carrying out the process. Also included is a generally tubular part having a fine diameter hole therethrough.
Abstract: A timing mechanism having a tide indicator including a window in its dial. Under the dial is placed a flat annular wheel fitted with two signs or indicator markings which appear in turn in the window. Around the edge of the window are additional indicator markings which enable one to estimate the time until the next tide. High tide is shown when one of the appropriate signs is situated at the top of the window, and low tide when it is at the left or right thereof. The annular wheel is guided by a semicircular plate around which it slides. It is driven by a toothed wheel fixed on a motion work of the watch movement. The toothed wheel activates a gearing fitted around the internal circumferentce of the annular wheel.
Abstract: A fishing reel assembly designed for use either on a butt structure for securement directly to a fishing rod and including an elongated body having two holder elements mounted thereon for retaining engagement of a support plate of the fishing reel. One of the holder elements is slidably and rotatably movable along the length of the body and the other holder element is fixedly secured to a leading portion of the body and attached to the outer surface thereof in a manner which resists both rotational or longitudinal displacement through the provision of a positioning structure formed on the body.
Abstract: In one embodiment, the linear brake includes a carriage riding over a threaded rod. A pair of jaws is carried by the carriage and each jaw has a jaw face at one end thereof. The jaw face includes a plurality of spaced jaw recesses that are adapted to mate with the threads on the threaded rod. The fore sections of each jaw face are juxtaposed. Each jaw is adapted to rotate in a plane of engagement. Each jaw has, spaced from the jaw face, a hole normal to the plane of engagement. The carriage includes pivot pins having an outside diameter smaller than the hole such that the jaw recesses move both rotationally and laterally away from the threads on the threaded rod when the brake is released. A spring forces the jaw recesses into the threads on the rod. Counteracting forces, applied by pulling cables, move the jaw faces away from the threads and then partially rotate the faces in the plane of engagement away from the threaded rod thereby allowing linear travel of the carriage along the threaded rod surface.
Abstract: An air conditioning assembly for maintaining a preferred temperature range within the interior of a building structure such as a commercial, industrial or office facility wherein such temperature maintenance becomes efficient and cost effective based in part on the return and supply of previously conditioned air from the interior of the building structure to an intake of the air conditioning assembly. The air intake from the interior of the building is selectively chosen from a first zone where warmer air is collected depending upon whether the air conditioning assembly is in a heating or cooling mode. The subject process thereby reduces the amount of energy wasted in previously heating or cooling the conditioned air supplied to the building interior.
Abstract: A vertical louver assembly of the type designed to movably support a plurality of vertically oriented louvers from a horizontally oriented housing and accompanying track structure and a tilt rod extending along the length of the housing. Each louver is supported by a carrier assembly itself including a carrier frame structured to accomplish collective positioning of the louvers along the length of the housing and also in a rotatable orientation about their own longitudinal axis through operation of the tilt rod as well as other control facilities. Each carrier frame includes a biasing assembly disposed and structured to force gear elements into mating engagement with one another and a clutch assembly disposed and structured to allow for realignment of any louver which has become inadvertently disconnected without damage thereto.
Abstract: A cover assembly designed specifically to removably cover and thereby protect the exterior exposed surface of a housing or support for an exteriorly mounted mirror on an automobile or like vehicle commonly known as rear-view mirrors or side mirrors thereby protecting the finish of the exposed surface of the mirror mount from blemishes, stains, scratches, and generally the harsh environment to which such surface is subjected during the normal travel of a vehicle without detracting from the appearance of the mirror mount or the vehicle itself.
Abstract: A construction system incorporating the formation of a plurality of building components, such as but not limited to concrete slabs used for floors, wherein the slabs are formed about a plurality of supporting columns of a predetermined height depending upon the intended height of the building under construction. The subject system includes a plurality of lifting assemblies secured to the slabs, and structured to travel along the length of the columns carrying the slabs as they travel. A control assembly is provided to insure a level orientation of the slabs and a consistent rate of travel and lifting force being exerted on the slabs uniformly so as to maintain such slabs, during lifting, in a level orientation to prevent damage thereto.
Abstract: An assembly for the self-serving purchase and dispensing specifically of lottery tickets wherein potential purchasers may approach and utilize the machine at an indoor or outdoor location such as at a drive-up window and further wherein the assembly does not have to be attended by a cashier or like personnel but may be operated by the purchaser to the extent of accepting the money for purchase, allowing a pre-selected lottery number to be imprinted on the purchase ticket and attend to the dispensing, subsequent to imprinting of the subject lottery number thereon, to the possession of the purchaser.
Abstract: In one embodiment, the rechargeable, auxiliary battery pack includes a housing made of insulative material that defines an enclosed space and has a top surface cavity which companionately seats a bottom region of a cellular telephone. A bracket holds a standard battery of the telephone as a vertical extension from one end wall of the top surface cavity. A plurality of batteries comprise a battery subassembly that is disposed in the interior of the housing. A four prong female connector is electrically coupled to the battery subassembly and is adapted to mate with a four prong male connector. The male connector is coupled to a 9 volt voltage regulator and beyond the regulator is connected a male plug that is insertable in a car lighter socket such that power from an automobile can be drawn via its lighter to recharge the battery subassembly and enable activation of the cellular telephone. The auxiliary battery pack also includes a female socket that mates with the male plug.
Abstract: A material handling assembly primarily in the form of a clamshell structure being hyraulically activated and used in combination with a helicopter for the support of the clamshell structure and its operation thereof between a closed and an open position. The height and actual positioning of the clamshell relative to any applicable types of materials being handled or transferred is regulated by the height and positioning of the helicopter.
Abstract: A holder assembly for the storage of a plurality of cassette-type casings of the type normally associated with audio or video cassettes or casings for compact disks wherein the holder assembly incorporates an ejector structure comprising a plurality of springs positionable into biasing engagement with the retained casings such that each of the casings may be independently and selectively positioned between a retained and stored position within the housing of the holder and an ejected position defined by the casing extending out of an open face of the housing for removal thereof. Selective disposition of each casing between the aforementioned positions is accomplished by applying proper force to an exposed surface portion of the casing itself in opposition to the biasing force exerted thereon by the ejector spring structure.