Abstract: Disclosed is an episiotomy trauma repair teaching aid having a plurality of modules each of which incorporates one or more three-dimensional simulated perinea into which various types of surgical incisions used in obstetrics for delivery of babies have been formed. Each module has a layer of resilient molded material to simulate flesh and a colored layer of reinforced, self-sealing membrane to simulate sub-cutaneous tissue.
Abstract: A single cylinder, tilt-cab tractor including a chassis, a cab pivotably mounted about an axis near the front of the chassis, a suspension assembly mounted at each of the forward corners of the cab and a single hydraulic cab tilting cylinder wherein the improvement comprises an auxiliary cylinder mounted between the cab and chassis opposite to the single cab tilting cylinder and hydraulic means to extend the auxiliary cylinder upon pressurization of the cab tilting cylinder to extend the suspension assembly opposite to the single hydraulic cab tilting cylinder prior to tilting of the cab.
Abstract: A security device connected to telephone lines and to at least one sensor comprises a monitoring circuit for monitoring at least one sensor to determine a status of each sensor and to detect when the status of any sensor is a fault status, an automatic call-up circuit settable by the user of the device in accordance with a preselected telephone number to be called for automatically calling the preselected telephone number to report when any status comprises a fault status, and an answer circuit for receiving and answering any incoming telephone call received over the telephone line, and responsive to reception of a user input transmitted over the telephone lines, and designating a selected sensor to be monitored, for monitoring the sensor and transmitting the status of the sensor over the telephone line.
Abstract: A device for removing irregularities in or enlarging a buried duct comprises a cylindrical housing (10) corresponding approximately in diameter to the required diameter of the duct, a plurality of tapered leaf members (14) pivotally attached at their rear ends to the front of the housing, and a conical wedge (18) driven by an axial hydraulic ram (12) mounted inside the housing (10). In operation, the apparatus is drawn through the duct with the leaf members (14) in a retracted position in which they form a tapered nose portion, until an irregularity in the duct causes resistance to forward movement. The ram (12) is operated to force the leaf members outwardly against the wall of the duct to remove the irregularity. The leaf members (14) are then retracted as the apparatus is drawn forward to the next obstruction. The apparatus is particularly intended for preparing damaged sewers prior to fitting an inner, lining pipe.
Abstract: A tilt-cab tractor including a chassis, a cab pivotally mounted about an axis near the front of the chassis, a suspension cylinder mounted at each corner of the cab, at least one hydraulic cab tilting cylinder, an accumulator, and a first conduit connecting the accumulator to the suspension cylinders wherein the improvement comprises; a source of pressurized hydraulic fluid for delivering hydraulic fluid to the hydraulic tilting cylinder and the shock absorber suspension cylinders, a second and third hydraulic conduit for delivering hydraulic fluid to the cab tilting cylinder and for delivering hydraulic fluid to the first conduit respectively, a control valve and means for selectively blocking flow of pressurized hydraulic fluid to the accumulator when the tractor brakes are applied.
Abstract: A downhole digital power amplifier comprises a device which, through digital means, provides a sinusoidal, variable frequency, variable power and variably phase-shift modulated output for the transmission of data from a downhole sensor arrangement to an uphole receiver. Selection and variation of frequency, power and modulation are made through digital inputs. The device provides these functions at extra low frequencies (ELF) low-to-high power output, and varying phase-shift keying.
Abstract: Disclosed is a convex lap comprising a plurality of polishing elements which are radially adjustable to ensure that the effective radius of the polishing surface remains constant as the polishing elements are worn down. A means is provided to radially set individual and independent clusters to enhance polishing of certain compound curves.
Abstract: Disclosed is a tilt cab truck in which the weight of the cab is partially supported by the tilting cylinder while the cab is in the over-the-road position. A fluid-by-pass circuit is provided to permit the cab to perform limited up-and-down movement relative to the frame of the truck.
Abstract: Disclosed is a portable reading desk formed from a single piece of thin, flat, generally rectangular stock. The stock is cut and creased into three portions which can be folded either flat for travel or into a three dimensional configuration in which the desk will support a book or the like in position to be read.
Abstract: Disclosed is a fishing lure designed so that the fishing line passes through an aperture in a spinner support wire which connects the body to the spinner before passing through or being attached to the body. The aperture acts as a pivot point, and variations in tension in the fishing line cause the body and the spinner to pivot about the aperture.
Abstract: Disclosed is a cabtilt system comprising conventional hydraulic tilting cylinders, a cock sensing member, and a synchronizing valve which causes one of the hydraulic tilting cylinders to slow or stop its motion until the other cylinder catches up with it if the cock sensing member senses that the cab is cocking as it tilts.
Abstract: Disclosed is apparatus for permitting hydraulic lost motion between the push chamber and the pull chamber of the tilt cylinder(s) for a tiltcab truck. The apparatus comprises a pilot-operated check valve having a through passage (a) which is part of a hydraulic connection between the push chamber and the pull chamber and (b) which is only shut off when hydraulic pressure is applied to the push chamber(s) of the tilt cylinder(s).
Abstract: A shock absorber and air spring assembly particularly adapted for use in a tilt cab suspension system. It provides the capability of remotely adjusting the amount of damping of the damper piston on the upstroke and, to a lesser extent, on the down stroke as well.
Abstract: Disclosed is a tilt-cab truck including apparatus to secure uniform advance and retraction of the tilt cylinders. The system employs a single pilot-operated check valve instead of the conventional two pilot-operated check valves, but it employs two extra check valves to provide the same system safety as is conventionally provided with two pilot-operated check valves.
Abstract: Disclosed is a compact rotating hydraulic drive comprising (a) a housing, (b) a pumpshaft mounted in the housing for both linear translational and rotational movement, (c) a plurality of pumping units operated by rotational motion of the pumpshaft, (d) a valve spool mounted on the pumpshaft but rotatable relative to the pumpshaft, and (e) means selectively operative upon linear translation of the pumpshaft to rotate the valve spool back and forth between a first angular position in which the output of the pump is directed in one manner and a second angular position in which the output of the pump is directed in another manner.
Abstract: Disclosed is a latching mechanism comprising (a) a plunger adapted to be mounted on a truck body or similar structure, (b) first means for extending and retracting the plunger, (c) a latch hook pivotally mounted on the truck body or similar structure in position to contact the plunger when it is retracted but not when it is extended, (d) a catch adapted to be mounted on a truck cab or similar structure in position to be engaged by the latch hook when the latch hook is contacted by the plunger, but not when the latch hook is not contacted by the plunger, and (e) means biasing the latch hook towards contact with the plunger.
Abstract: Method of an apparatus for pressure testing and cleaning pipe in which one or more pipes are secured to a treatment manifold (31). The or each pipe is then filled through one end with low pressure water via an inlet (40) in the manifold (31), the other end of the or each pipe including a self-bleeding valve (52) which closes once the air within the pipes has been evacuated. The pressure is held for a predetermined time and the pressure sensed by a visual gauge (14) and a paper read-out (16) so that any pressure drop indicative of failure is noted. The pressure is then released, the valve (52) removed and the high pressure water at a pressure between 500-8000 psi introduced through jets (35) to wash the pipes which are then dried with compressed air before removal.