Abstract: Disclosed is a seal for a rotary hydraulic valve having an inner surface which is concave and spaced from the recess in the rotary core in which it is received. Two parallel troughs are formed in the inner surface between the edges thereof and the central flow passageway. In use, fluid under pressure enters the trough and distorts the seal both radially outwardly against the valve body and circumferentially outwardly against the sides of the seal recess.
Abstract: A reinforced filament tape for securing and releasing meeting edges of a container or articles within a container, comprises a flexible backing ribbon with a pressure sensitive adhesive on one side. On the other side of the backing ribbon is a binding layer overlayed by a plurality of reinforcing filaments and a releasing layer. The filaments are contacted with a filament coating and remain securely positioned in the binding layer.
September 18, 1984
Date of Patent:
September 3, 1985
F. Rhett Brockington, William Z. Foster
Abstract: A warning and braking device for use on a power cutting tool such as a circular saw or a lawnmower comprises a generator, a drive shaft and a pulley connected by a lever to the power tool on/off switch. When the power tool is in the working "on" position, the generator assembly does not contact the power tool drive belt and no electric current is produced by the generator. When the power tool switch is shifted to the off position, however, the pulley on the generator drive shaft is brought into contact with the drive belt, exerting a braking force on the drive belt and producing an electrical signal from the generator which is connected to a warning device such as a light or a siren.
Abstract: A disposable device for utilizing an exothermic or endothermic reaction for heating or cooling drinks and foodstuffs, substantially comprising a single piece metal container, having two rooms and being enveloped within a protective insulating plastic covering, the reactants being contained in separated sectors and closed by diaphragms, which are heat-sealed and impermeable to outer agents, the covering being provided with a locking system for locking therein the metal container and with a device, so-called outer breaker, which is manually controlled for starting the exothermic or endothermic reaction by mixing a solid reactant with a liquid one.
Abstract: A logging telemetering system comprising a toroidal coupled telemetry apparatus including a primary winding carrying bore hole data, wrapped around at last one torroid core mounted within a drill collar. The toroid core is further wrapped with at least one secondary turn which is connected to the drill collar for enhancing the efficiency of inducing a current carrying the borehole data in the drill string for transmission to the surface. One half turn of the secondary winding is provided by an insulated portion of the drill collar, and the balance of the secondary winding is composed of an electrically conductive strap wound around the toroid core.
Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for measuring deviations in vehicle bodies or frames in connection with inspection of damage or alignment of deformed vehicles. The measuring apparatus comprises gripping means which are attached to reference points on either side of the vehicle, transverse beams having graduated scales thereon, a center beam, a measuring beam and at least one measuring rod for direct or cross measurement. The device is relatively light weight and compact, and the beams are provided with quick couple attachments so that the measurement can be performed in a relatively short time period.
Abstract: A lens polisher-finer apparatus has a frame and gimbal mounted assembly for providing an orbital break-up motion to a lens lapping tool. The apparatus includes an X-Y motion assembly connected to the frame and lens for providing smooth, Lissajous figure motions to the lens. Commonly driven first and second cams provide the motions in the X and Y directions.
Abstract: Disclosed is a suspension system for a tilt cab truck in which the shock absorber assemblies adjacent the tilt axis are collapsed to their minimum stroke prior to the initiation of the tilt cycle and held there by hydraulic lock throughout the tilt cycle.
Abstract: A system and method for reproducing images on a printer in printed form employs a primary microprocessor and a printer control microprocessor to achieve a "print while store" capability. Digital data corresponding to the images to be reproduced are received and stored by the first microprocessor which processes the data as well. When printing is desired, the data is transferred by the primary microprocessor to a printer buffer memory, and is then retrieved and printed by a gray line printer under the control of a printer control microprocessor. In accordance with the "print while store" capability, the latter operation of the printer control microprocessor can take place even while further image data is being acquired. Contention between the primary and printer control microprocessor is avoided by providing the printer control microprocessor with an "inhibit" capability.
Abstract: Disclosed is a latch mechanism for a tilt-cab truck including a latch pin and a latch locking assembly adapted to engage the latch pin. The latch locking assembly includes a housing, a sliding latch assembly disposed in the housing for sliding movement in a direction generally perpendicular to the motion of the latch pin, a spring which biases the sliding latch assembly into engagement with the latch pin, a hydraulically actuated piston which forces the sliding latch assembly out of engagement with the latch pin, and a latch locking member which releasably holds the sliding latch assembly out of engagement with the latch pin.
Abstract: The invention describes a process wherein high-purity hydrogen and oxygen gases can be economically produced via a water electrolysis method, utilizing cheap energy recovered from an incineration process of industrial, municipal, agricultural and other waste materials in a fluidized-bed incinerator. In the said process combustible solid and/or liquid wastes with high energy content are exploited to supply the energy required to incinerate and decompose other solid or liquid wastes with lower or no energy content. Also the process provides a method wherein any solid, liquid or gaseous emissions or effluents from the process are effectively trapped, controlled and converted to environmentally acceptable, inert and harmless products. Also the process includes an energy recovery system such that the thermal energy from the incineration is used to produce steam and generate electricity required for all operations in the process including the production of oxygen.
June 22, 1983
Date of Patent:
March 26, 1985
Lawrence Waldemar Ihnativ, Alan Bruce Squire
Abstract: Disclosed is a tilt cab truck having a shock absorber assembly in which a path of fluid communication between the fluid reservoir and the interior of the shock absorber assembly is automatically blocked both when the brake is applied and when a roll-angle sensing device senses a roll angle greater than a predetermined value, thereby strengthening the shock absorbing function. Two embodiments of the invention are disclosed.
Abstract: Described are methods of filling and emptying radiation shields comprising a container formed of thin flexible material.The method of filling comprises the steps of (a) filling the radiation shield with a gas to form the shield and then (b) replacing the gas with a radiation attenuating liquid.Additionally, when the shield configuration is not entirely filled with radiation attenuating liquid, either deliberately or due to leakage, an overpressure of gas above the radiation attenuating liquid solidifies the shield in its designed dimensional configuration.The method of emptying comprises the step of forcing the radiation attenuating liquid out through one or more outlets by forcing a gas into the radiation shield.
Abstract: Disclosed is a tilt cab suspension system comprising integral shock absorber and air spring assemblies located between the truck frame and the cab. The shock absorber assembly comprises a hydraulic circuit which provides for circulation of hydraulic fluid during an upstroke and/or downstroke of a piston within a cylinder. A selectively adjustable control valve is located in the hydraulic circuit and may be regulated by the vehicle operator to control the stiffness of the shock absorber sub-assembly and, consequently, the hardness of the ride.
Abstract: A shuttle wheel toy comprising a rotary wheel having a magnetized rotation shaft extending through a central portion of the wheel to have ends protruded beyond side walls of the wheel and mounted across a pair of substantially parallel arranged rails secured at one end respectively thereof in a grip, which may be gripped by a hand to axially sway the rails to thereby let the rotary wheel rotate and run on the rails which provide for a path of reciprocation to the wheel. Through a battery housed in the grip and the rails functioning as a positive and a negative electrodes, an illumination element housed in the rotary wheel can be energized to light.
Abstract: Disclosed are an engine system suitable for use with methyl alcohol and hydrogen and a rotary engine particularly suited for use in the engine system. The rotary engine comprises a stator housing having a plurality of radially directed chamber dividers, a principal rotor, a plurality of subordinate rotors each having an involute gear in its periphery mounted on the principal rotor, and means for rotating the subordinate rotors so that their involute gears accept the radially directed dividers as the subordinate rotors move past them.
Abstract: An insulated drill collar gap sub assembly for a toroidal coupled telemetry system including a first annular sub member (150) operable to be connected at one end to a drill collar and a second annular sub member (156) operable to form a part of a drill collar sub. The first and second annular sub members have interconnecting structural members (54, 58) operable to structurally interfere. The interconnecting structural members are dimensioned to form a continuous gap (160) between mutually opposing surfaces and a dielectric material (162) fills the gap to electrically isolate the first annular sub member with respect to the second annular sub member. A bearing member (164) is positioned between the first annular member and the second annular member and is coated with a dielectric insulation (166) to facilitate the formation of a drill collar gap sub assembly of structural and electrical integrity.
January 30, 1981
Date of Patent:
January 29, 1985
William J. McDonald, William C. Maurer, David D. Nagel