Abstract: A coin feed for a souvenir coin elongation machine having a housing, a coin slot formed in the top of the housing, a pair of embossing rolls having a predetermined number (N) of embossing plates spaced equally around the outer circumferential surface of at least one embossing roll, and a gravity fed coin chute connecting the coin slot to the embossing rolls. The coin feed has a coin feed housing and a pair of stops. Each of the stops is movable between a first limit position traversing the coin chute and a second limit position retracted out of said coin chute. Each stop is mechanically linked to said embossing rolls by a cam and a gear train. The mechanical coin feed is located intermediate the coin chute and advancees only one coin at a time to the embossing rolls each time the embossing rolls are rotated 1/N revolutions.
Abstract: A semi-convective forced air system for heating glass sheets during a heating cycle. The system has a heating chamber, and a longitudinal conveyor extending lengthwise through the heating chamber. A plurality of longitidinally-extending air manifolds are located within the chamber and are in fluid connection with a compressed air source. The manifolds are arranged in at least one widthwise-extending column. Each of the manifolds are oriented parallel to the length of the conveyor and are constructed and arranged to create a downward flow of heated air toward the conveyor to convectively heat the entire length of selected widthwise portions of a sheet of glass on the conveyor. A controller supplies or restricts the flow of compressed air to selected manifolds within a column at predetermined times during the heating cycle.
Abstract: A bag suitable for use in microwave cooking is constructed of an elongated tube of flexible material closed at one end by a cold seal closure and having a heat seal adhesive deposit applied to the other end thereof for use in closing the bag after filling thereof to form a package. In another embodiment, a package suitable for use in microwave cooking is constructed of an elongated tube of flexible material closed at one end by a cold seal closure and having a cold seal adhesive deposit applied to the other end thereof for use in closing the bag after filling thereof. Methods for making bags and packages including methods for making rolls from which bags and packages may be made.
Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of treating pain caused by bursitis, tendinitis, arthritis, and the like, comprises ingesting an effective amount of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, and ingesting an effective amount of L-or DL-Methionine and a sugar which provides relief from stomach discomfort caused by the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug and which in combination with the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug results in relieving the pain more effectively than the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug alone.
Abstract: A dual-purpose powered rotating infant pacification device and method comprises a carrier for supporting an infant, the carrier constructed and arranged to safely contain the infant and to support an adult, a carrier frame supporting the carrier, a base supporting the carrier frame, connecting member rotatably connecting the carrier frame to the base, a drive member mounted on the base for rotating the carrier and transmission member for connecting the drive member and the carrier, the device being constructed and arranged to safely contain and continuously rotate the infant when the drive member is electrically engaged to provide a pacifying effect on the infant, and the device being constructed and arranged to safely support an adult and to have the carrier free to rotate manually when the drive member is electrically disengaged. A method of pacifying an infant by providing a continuously rotating carrier.
Abstract: A device for aligning multiple shaft segments which are coupled together to form a single rotating shaft. The device has two elongate cylindrical bars each having an annular, axially extending outer surface, one end by which it is rotatable, and the other end which is engagable and disengagable to the other cylindrical bar. One of the bars is inserted into an aperture of one of the shaft segments and the other bar is inserted into the other one of the shaft segments. The engageable and disengagable sections of the bars are arranged such that when the bars are engaged the force of the bar that is rotated is transferred to the other bar and when the rotated bar is rotated from the engaged position the bars are not in contact.
Abstract: A presealed integral hematocrit test assembly includes a holder, a bore molded into the holder, and a blood sample tube mounted on the holder adapted to receive a sample of blood by capillary action, whereby the blood sample tube is filled with blood from its inlet end by capillary action, and the test assembly is centrifuged into a column having a red corpuscles portion, white corpuscles portion, and a plasma portion. The method of using the presealed integral hematocrit test assembly includes the steps of measuring the length of the red cells column portion and measuring the total length of the blood column, and dividing the length of the red cells column portion by the total length of the blood column to make the hematocrit determination.
Abstract: The present invention pertains to a snorkel for a degassing vessel, with a refractory lining and a gas-purging device arranged therein with a plurality of channels, which, distributed over the circumference of the snorkel, extend through the refractory lining in the radial direction in relation to the central longitudinal axis of the snorkel and can be connected on the outside to at least one gas supply line.
Abstract: A method and apparatus for surveying and reporting listener opinion of a list of songs such as the songs comprising a radio station music library. A group of music listeners is selected from whom individual listener opinions are recorded. A home music preference test kit is fielded to the select listeners for use in each listener's residence. Data from each music preference test kit is then collected, compiled and tabulated to reflect a mean or average listener opinion for each song in the list.The home music preference test kit includes instructions for completing the test and returning the survey form, a music medium having a preselected number of song hooks representing each song in the library of the radio station. The kit also includes a survey form for recording the listener's opinion of each song based on the song hooks and an honorarium for agreeing to properly complete a survey form.
Abstract: A disposable one-time use, inexpensive, capillary-action safety micro-pipet for obtaining a sample of blood or other liquid comprises a transparent glass tube which is capable of drawing blood or other liquid into the tube by capillary action, and a resilient sheet, with an adhesive layer adhering the resilient sheet in one or more layers around the outside surface of the tube for covering the outside surface of the tube and protecting a user against being cut by any jagged edges of a broken tube.
Abstract: A measuring tape for measuring the distance between a first point and a second point. The tape has a flexible elongated blade with a tab fixed to free end of the blade for temporarily and removably hooking the free end of the blade to the first point. The tab extends in at least two directions transverse to a lengthwise edge of the blade at the free end of the blade. The blade has two sets of numbers imprinted thereon which correspond to units of measure. The first set of numbers is imprinted along a first lengthwise edge portion of the blade and is positioned on the blade such that the numbers are arranged in upright position one after the other and increase in value when read from the free end of the blade toward the fixed end of the blade.
Abstract: A method of vapor degreasing workpieces using a refrigerated vapor degreasing system. The system has a tank for containing a bath of degreasing solvent, a heater for vaporizing the solvent, a primary solvent condenser, a secondary solvent condenser, and a single refrigeration unit which can be switched to operate in two different modes. Workpieces are loaded and supported within the tank. The degreasing solvent is heated and evaporated in the tank. Refrigerant is cycled in a closed-loop, single compressor refrigeration system as low-pressure/low-temperature vapor, high-pressure/high-temperature vapor, high-pressure/low-temperature liquid, low-pressure/low-temperature vapor, and low-pressure/low-temperature liquid. A degreasing zone is formed around the workpiece and a primary evaporation barrier is formed above the workpiece by circulating low-pressure/low-temperature refrigerant from the refrigeration system through the primary solvent condenser located above the workpiece.
Abstract: The invention concerns a use for a water-containing refractory ceramic cast material based on a hydration-sensitive metal oxide such as MgO and containing carbon, a dispersing agent and a reactive silicic acid for forming a monolithic lining for a metallurgical smelting vessel.
Abstract: A dry moisture barrier film coating composition for forming a moisture barrier film coating for pharmaceutical tablets and the like comprises polyvinyl alcohol, soya lecithin, and optionally a flow aid, a colorant, and/or a suspending agent. A liquid coating solution or dispersion for forming a moisture barrier film coating for pharmaceutical tablets and the like comprises polyvinyl alcohol, soya lecithin, water, and optionally a flow aid, a colorant, and/or a suspending agent. A method of coating pharmaceutical tablets and the like with a moisture barrier film coating comprises forming a liquid coating solution or dispersion for forming a moisture barrier film coating for pharmaceutical tablets and the like comprising polyvinyl alcohol, soya lecithin, water, and optionally a flow aid, a colorant, and/or a suspending agent, applying the coating solution or dispersion onto the tablets to form a film coating on the tablets, and drying the film coating on the tablets.
Abstract: A dry color concentrate for use in coloring sugar/syrup solutions and sugarless syrup solutions used to coat confectionery forms, pharmaceutical tablets, and the like, comprises 1) a carbohydrate selected from the group consisting of corn syrup solids, maltodextrin, tapioca dextrin, sugar, polyols, and combinations thereof, 2) a colorant, and, optionally, 3) a plasticizer.
January 5, 1996
Date of Patent:
March 16, 1999
BPSI Holdings, Inc.
Susan M. Grillo, Kathleen Saraceni, Julie A. Kelley
Abstract: A corner protector for protecting the top corners of stacks of lumber from being indented or frayed by tie-down cables in a railroad freight car, comprises a sidewall connected at its top to a top wall at right angles to the sidewall along a fold line so that the sidewall is adapted to contact the side of a stack of lumber and the top wall is adapted to contact the top of the stack of lumber, cable alignment tabs on top of the top wall for aligning the tie down cable, cable retention fingers mounted on the sidewall for capturing and detaining the tie down cable, whereby when the protector is mounted on the corner of a stack of lumber it is protected against being contacted and indented by the tie down cable, the cable is protected against wearing and fraying caused by contacting the corner of the stack of lumber, and the corner protector may be installed without disconnecting the cable by loosening the cable and inserting the protector under the cable and mounting the protector on the top corner of the stack
Abstract: A refrigerated vapor degreasing system for cleaning workpieces. The system has a tank for containing a bath of degreasing solvent, a heater for vaporizing the solvent, a primary solvent condenser, a secondary solvent condenser, and a single refrigeration unit which can be switched to operate in two different modes. The primary solvent condenser creates a degreasing zone above the solvent bath around work pieces supported therein and creates a primary barrier preventing the vaporized solvent from escaping the tank. The secondary solvent condenser creates a cold air blanket above the degreasing zone which acts as a secondary barrier preventing the vaporized solvent from escaping the tank. The single refrigeration unit simultaneously provides low-temperature refrigerant to the secondary solvent condenser and the primary solvent condenser in a first mode.