Abstract: The invention relates to a process for fabricating a coating layer (8) and a portable support (1) provided with such layer, comprising a support body (3) provided on one of its sides (4) with said coating layer (8). The process of the invention is characterized in that, for the fabrication of the coating layer (8), a transient thermoplastic layer (17) is cross-linked so as to make it thermosettable. The invention applies particularly to the fabrication of chip based cards.
Abstract: A method for making cards with an electronic module is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of providing a card body (1) having a cavity (3, 4), an electronic module (5) shaped to fit said cavity, and a cyanoacrylate adhesive, depositing said adhesive in said cavity, inserting said module into the cavity in a substantially centered position, and pressing said adhesive between the card and the module. According to the method, said adhesive is deposited in an amount sufficient to cover an adhesion surface constituting 50-100% of the surface of said cavity, after pressing, at a temperature of 15-30° C. and at a humidity level of 50-75%. The cards produced by carrying out the method are also disclosed.
Abstract: A device for exercising the tendons and muscles affected by tennis elbow takes the preferred form of a closed band of elastic material of sufficient circumference to fit around the fingers and thumb of the hand. On the band are four finger loops and one thumb loop. The wearer repeatedly extends the fingers and thumb against the tension of the elastic band and then retracts them. This exercising of the inflamed tendons and muscles ameliorates over time the pain and discomfort of tennis elbow.
Abstract: The cords of Dupuytren's disease are injected with collagenase, the hand is immediately immobilized and maintained immobile for several hours. The cord becomes relaxed or ruptured, relieving the hand contracture of the disease.
Abstract: A method of treating an individual suffering from Peyronie's disease. Collagenase is injected into a fibrous Peyronie's plaque in the penis of the individual suffering from the disease. The penis immediately after injection, is immobilized and maintained immobile for several hours. The collagenase is in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier in a concentration of about 20,000 to about 40,000 ABC units per ml.
Abstract: A highly secure hand-held portable postage meter is disclosed that uses partially pre-printed postal tape. Only the date and postage amount remain to be printed on the tape by the meter. The postal tape, pre-printed by Postal Authority, is enclosed within the meter in a removable cartridge. In one embodiment, a new cartridge being pushed into the meter pushes the used cartridge out. An anti-tamper lock is released by a probe key, on the leading face of the cartridge, that couples with a receptor on the trailing face of the used cartridge.
November 25, 1996
Date of Patent:
December 8, 1998
Robert M. Goldberg, Jerome R. Rosenberg
Abstract: Resins are prepared by polymerization of compounds of the formula: ##STR1## where R is a divalent linking group. Blends of a compound of the formula (I) as defined above and a bis-maleimide of the formula: ##STR2## where Ar' is an aromatic linking group.
Abstract: Decal support sheets, decals, and process for transfer of an image to a substrate. No release layer is interposed between the paper sheet base and the plastic film of the support sheet. The plastic film is applied to the paper base so that it adheres well to the porous surface of the paper and adopts its texture but does not penetrate it. When the decal is soaked in water the adhesion between paper base and plastic film is substantially released but they can withstand substantial horizontal forces without separating.
Abstract: Decals and process for transfer of images to substrates. A paper base is provided, of which at least one side has been sized and one side only has been treated with pigmented adhesive coating, whereby the pores throughout essentially the whole of the paper's cross section have been filled and the coating and the paper firmly bonded together. The uncoated side is not substantially porous and is essentially free from filler material. An image and a plastic film, in either order, are applied on the non-coated surface and not penetrating the same, the said paper when wet being easily releasable from the film/image, from which it may be removed in essentially one piece or a few large pieces, thanks to the bonding effect of the sizing and the pigmented coating. The resulting decal can be applied to substrates in various ways.
Abstract: A golf training device and method giving instantaneous feedback of the quality of the shot. Two opposite, substantially parallel walls are provided between which the golfer stands with his club and a light-weight training ball. Each wall is marked with a grid on the side facing the other wall. The golfer strikes the ball with a driver or approach club towards the front wall. By observing, visually or electronically, where the ball strikes the wall or walls and the floor, the direction and distance of flight are ascertained, against which can be compared subsequent shots in order to determine consistency and improvement. The device and method may be used for various competitions.
Abstract: Steel ribbons and wires having quenched martensite or bainite microstructure are disclosed having an organic adhesive coating which is degraded at the steel-adhesive interface. The products are useful as steel tire reinforcements.
December 2, 1976
Date of Patent:
February 10, 1981
Thomas E. Graham, George H. Thaxton, Francis M. Mitchell, Robert P. Bell
Abstract: A biochemical device and method for the determination of dissolved gases in solution is provided which employs a dry electrode/sample interface. Dissolved oxygen or other gas concentration in a liquid sample is measured by its diffusion through a selectively permeable membrane which is an integral part of a disposable receptacle. The receptacle makes contact with a gas-sensing electrode at the locus of the selectively permeable membrane whereby the determination of the concentration of said gas is made by the electrode without ever touching the liquid sample.
Abstract: Process for the removal of chromium and zinc corrosion inhibitor compounds from cooling tower blowdown streams, comprising contacting the water of said streams first with a weakly basic anion exchange resin and then with a weakly acidic cation exchange resin.
Abstract: This invention relates to an electrolytic flow-cell apparatus and a process for effecting sequential electrochemical reactions of redoxidative compounds at a porous working electrode. The porous working electrode has a first face and a second and opposite face, at which faces the sequential reactions are effected.