Abstract: An apparatus for removing dross from the bottom front and back edges of torch cut slabs of continuous cast steel being conveyed upon a line of rollers. It has at least one blade support mounted upon a rotatable powered spindle journaled in bearings at an interior angle of about 6 degrees-15 degrees. It also has a pair of opposed parallel dross removing blades. Their front edges have a downwardly sloped flat top and a 90 degree vertical end. There is at least one vertical dross cutting blade mounted on the blade support at an angle perpendicular to the line of rollers and extending beyond the vertical end of the dross removing blades. Control means rotate the spindle sufficiently to remove any dross that has fallen thereon. Also disclosed is a method for using the apparatus.
Abstract: A tool bag for use with scaffolding and ladders having rails and rungs. The bag is constructed of soft fabric. It has a front, back, sides and an open top. It is sized to fit between the rails of a ladder. The bag is fitted with vertically oriented open bottom, closed top sleeves attached to the sides of the bag. The sleeves are dimensioned to slide over the top rails of a ladder. The bag on its back has fastened on to it a pair of vertical hooks spaced to engage a rung of the ladder. The bag, in a preferred embodiment, has sleeves with horizontally positioned loose tool holding bands. The back and bottom of the bag may contain stiffening panels. Located between the hooks is an adjustable safety strap.
Abstract: A display rack for ceramic tiles having two framed sides, a back, and an open front. It has the following additional elements: left and right frames having tops, bottoms, backs, and fronts. Further, it has a top beam, having a front, a back, a top, and a bottom, connecting the back of the tops of the left and right frames. Also, there is a bottom beam, having a front, a back, a top, and a base, connecting the back of the bottoms of the left and right frames at a point slightly ahead of the position of the top beam. Also, there is a plurality of equidistantly, spaced apart angled pins located in the bottom of the top beam and in the top of the bottom beam, arranged in the form of approximately equal arcs that has their apex at the center of the top and bottom beams. A further element of the display rack is a plurality of wings removably mounted within the display rack. These wings have vertical holes in the tops and bottoms of their backs that mate with the pins.
Abstract: A device for mounting an electronic musical keyboard on a saxophone having a bell key guard mounted on a plurality of vertical posts attached to the saxophone. The device comprises a resilient support attached to the bell key guard area of a saxophone. The resilient support has a bottom, sides, and a top. There is also provided a quick release, two-piece locking latch. The first part of the latch is positioned on the top of the resilient support, while the second part of the latch is located on the bottom of the electronic musical keyboard.
Abstract: Improved disposable three layered pads for collecting cooking grease produced during the cooking of fatty foods particularly in the cooking area of a microwave oven as described in U.S. Pat. No. 5,814,396. These pads comprise (a) a top grease absorbing layer having at least one ply of a grease absorptive sheet; (b) a middle grease and high temperature resistant layer; and (c) a bottom layer composed of an anti-stick heat insulating sheet. The pad is dimensioned to cover a substantial portion of the bottom cooking area of a microwave oven when used in these devices. The top layer is from 2 to 50 times thicker than the middle and bottom layer. The improvement comprises a small yet effective amount of anti-stick coating on the top layer of these three layered pads. These anti-stick coatings may be selected from such substances as vegetable oils, animal fats and synthetic lubricants.
Abstract: A process for producing chlorine for treating flowing water supplies especially micro systems such as drip irrigation systems to control microorganisms present in these waters. It also relates to a chlorinator for practicing the process. The process comprises the steps of (a.) blending in a high pressure tank an excess of calcium hypochlorite and water to form a saturated top of the tank for feeding chlorinated water to a water supply containing microorganisms; (b.) sealing the tank; (c.) displacing a portion of the calcium hypochlorite sink by feeding water from the high pressure, variable speed pump to the dip tube. This forms additional saturated calcium hypochlorite solution; (d.) withdrawing saturated calcium hypochlorite solution through the feed line and adding the calcium hypochlorite to the flowing water supply; and, (e.) controlling the amount of calcium hypochlorite, e.g. chlorination rate fed to the flowing water supply by adjusting the delivery rate of the high pressure pump.
Abstract: The invention, in a preferred embodiment, is an apparatus for pulling wire and other objects between two vertical supports, such as telephone poles, connected by a cable strung above the ground. It is particularly suited for making lashers easier to use in rough terrain. The device consists of a carrier having four sides, a base, and an adjustable split top having an upper surface and a lower surface. Contained in and on the carrier is a pair of gear driven looped roller chains horizontally mounted on opposite sides of the split top. These roller chains have mounted about their outside surfaces cable-gripping clips. A pressure-regulating bar is positioned within the inside vertical surfaces of the opposed looped roller chains. Also present is a drive for adjusting the split top so that the opposed looped roller chains engage the strung cable. Within the carrier is mounted a motorized drive train for turning the opposed looped roller chains in opposite directions at a constant speed.
May 26, 2000
Date of Patent:
March 13, 2001
Jim R. Brown, Elwin C. Munson, Douglas N. Adams, Leslie D. Van Way
Abstract: A wrench socket having a jammed lug nut freeing spring actuated plunger for use with high torque impact wrenches to remove and replace wheel lug nuts from race cars. It consists of a hollow cylinder having an oversized lug nut engaging front end. The interior bore of the hollow cylinder contains longitudinal splines having slots which mate with corresponding projection on splines located on a capped plunger which allows the plunger to move vertically within the hollow cylinder. There is a horizontal removable pin located near the top of the hollow cylinder and extending through to its outer wall. The plunger contains a vertical slot near its top engaging the removable pin. This allows the plunger to extend into the lug nut engaging front end of the hollow cylinder from a retracted position. A compression spring is positioned on back end of the hollow cylinder and the bottom of the plunger's cap.
Abstract: A disposable three layered pad for collecting cooking grease. The top layer is made up of at least one ply of a grease absorptive sheet. The middle layer is a grease resistant sheet. Finally, the bottom layer is an anti-stick insulating sheet. The pad is dimensioned to cover a substantial portion of the bottom cooking area of a microwave oven.
Abstract: A protective assembly for all terrain vehicles comprising a front end protector dimensioned to protect substantially all of the front end. It also comprises side rails having front and back ends which are parallel to and spaced away from the sides of the all terrain vehicle which tubular side rails are shaped to receive and have mounted thereon auxiliary front and rear fenders. There is also present a debris deflecting running board. Optional features are rear wheel mud guards and a high intensity light mounted on the steering assembly and a flood light on the rear of the vehicle.
Abstract: A process for removing H2S and mercaptans from gas streams. The process comprises contacting such gas streams with an aqueous solution of copper complex of a water soluble amine to form water insoluble copper sulfide and regenerate free water soluble amine. The copper sulfide is removed from the system and recovered. Lastly, additional copper complex of the water soluble amine is formed by reacting the regenerated water soluble amine with a copper compound.
Abstract: The invention provides an improved yankauer used to aspirate body fluids during surgical procedures. It comprises a conventional hollow tip the back end of which is connected to flexible tubing which transports the aspirated body fluids. The section of the yankauer behind the hollow tip is a curved arm having a channel extending throughout its length which receives the flexible tubing. The other end of the curved arm is connected to a handle which also contains a channel which receivs the flexible tubing. In a preferred embodiment of the invention the channels in the curved arm and the handle are troughs.
Abstract: A biocide composition including an active material selected from the group consisting of insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and rodenticides, and an aqueous polyolefinic emulsion. Alternatively, the composition can include an active material such as a nutrient or plant growth regulator and the polyolefin can be present in other suitable media to provide, in any embodiment, improved retention/sticker properties.
Abstract: An aqueous polyolefinic emulsion for a biocide composition including an active material selected from the group consisting of insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and rodenticides. Alteratively, the composition can include an active material such as a nutrient or plant growth regulator and the polyolefin can be present in other suitable media to provide, in any embodiment, improved retention/sticker properties.
Abstract: A combination marking tool and wrench which comprises a triangular speed square having a T-bar extending substantially along the length of an outer edge of one of the sides of the triangular speed square. The T-bar has at least one nut engaging shaped opening located on its face and projecting outwardly away from the T square and near an end of said bar. Also shown is a speed square which contains additional marking scales and speed squares which are brightly marked so as to be easily found as well as speed squares easily identifiable via alphanumeric identification codes. More useful marking scales, including metric, and the rearrangement thereof provide greater speed, accuracy, convenience and utility for the speed square.
February 28, 1995
Date of Patent:
November 19, 1996
Craig Cottongim, Ronald J. Scheidelman, Darrell A. Martin
Abstract: A resilient solid foam object which has a part of its outer surface scribed with a series of connected cuts. These cuts communicate with the interior of the foam object. The cuts are arranged to allow the foam object to be turned inside out and are shaped to form a three dimensional structure within the solid foam object. The three dimensional object is displayed upon turning the solid foam object inside out. Also described is a method for making these novel foam objects.