Abstract: The present invention relates to a lens retaining clip designed to hold a lens in place in the light path of a light bulb. This invention has two preferred embodiments designed to work with either an MR-16 light bulb or a PAR-36 light bulb. The primary difference between the embodiments is the shape and function of the retaining arms spaced around the perimeter of the retaining clip. Each embodiment of the present invention comprises a generally circular main bracket, and one or more, preferably three equally spaced, retaining arms. The main bracket is narrow in relation to the total diameter of the top member so as not to obstruct the light path of the light bulb. Retaining arms are attached to the outer edge of the main bracket and each are designed with an indented portion designed to “clip” onto the light bulb and retain the lens retaining clip on the bulb. In operation, the lens retaining clip secures a lens of generally the same shape and size as the lens retaining clip against a light bulb.
Abstract: This invention relates to a lighting fixture support with a pivoting mounting bracket. More specifically, this invention is aimed at providing a well-type lighting fixture for use in outdoor, below ground lighting settings which is easily positioned at various angles with respect to the ground. The inventive mounting bracket comprises a first bracket which is connected to a second bracket at a pivot point. One or more dimples on either of the brackets are operatively connected to one or more sets of ratchet teeth on the other bracket. The dimples and sets of ratchet teeth cooperate to secure the first bracket into discrete positions about the pivot point with respect to the second bracket.
Abstract: The present invention is directed toward an apparatus and method for the accurate and uniform diagnosis and/or treatment of varying forms of pain that a person is experiencing. The apparatus is a hand-held device displaying two complimentary scales on opposite faces bearing a slidable indicator that a person can use to describe the amount and intensity of the pain that he/she is experiencing. One side of the device displays a patient's pain scale that depicts a spectrum of pain ranging from no pain to unbearable pain. The other side of the device displays a provider's pain scale divided into discrete intervals identifying verbal and/or numerical pain descriptors. The slidable indicator is mounted on the device and overlays both scales on each side of the panel. The slidable indicator has an indicator line for each scale. The indicator lines are arranged such that when one indicator line is moved, the other indicator line is moved in a complimentary manner.
Abstract: Disclosed is a novel apparatus for the practice of use and simulation of a snare drum. The present invention provides a practice drumming pad that can reproduce the sound and feel of a snare drum, thereby allowing the user to practice proper rhythm and technique to produce the desired results when using a real snare drum. The practice pad of the present invention consists of a substrate having a rubber pad on the top surface, a recessed channel in the bottom surface, and a sound generating device consisting of a layer of pellets contained between two rigid plates secured in the recessed channel. The rigid plates and layer of pellets are secured in the recessed channel so as to allow little more than vibrational movement of the plates and pellets in the recessed channel. As one “drums” on the rubber pad, the vibrations are transferred to the plates and pellets to simulate the sound produced by a real snare drum.
Abstract: An improved two-piece roof flashing comprises a thermoplastic hard base and an elastomeric rain collar. The hard base comprises a planar base plate with a central dome-like portion, with the dome-like portion having a central opening with a solid flange inwardly disposed and encircling the opening. The rain collar has a central opening sized to accommodate an upstanding roof pipe. The rain collar is molded directly onto the solid flange of the hard base, with the resulting seam between the rain collar and hard base being strong and weathertight. When the collar is molded onto the flange of the base element, the materials of the collar and flange fuse together along the seam between the collar and base element. Additionally, with the collar directly molded to the flange, the design of the flange creates a lengthy path that water must traverse in order to penetrate the roof flashing.
Abstract: A low volatile organic compound emitting thermoplastic pipe adhesive includes a resin, one or more solvents, a low specific gravity filler such as hollow ceramic spheres and a thixotropic agent for maintaining the homogeneity of the adhesive mixture.
Abstract: A method and apparatus for storing and preparing a two component reactive acrylic adhesive in which a liquid acrylic resin is mixed with an organic peroxide in solution without causing yellowing. A sealed container is used to house the peroxide solution and an inert gas, preferably nitrogen. The container is made from a translucent or transparent material to permit viewing during the mixing operation and is covered with an opaque material during storage of the peroxide solution and gas.
Abstract: A supercharger includes a compressor system which is driven through an electro-magnetically actuated variable slipping wet clutch to supply boost to an engine in the form of compressed air according to load requirements. Apparatus and methods are disclosed for supplying boost to the engine by varying the drive torque via the clutch system to the compressor system.
Abstract: A rotor shaft assembly for use in turbochargers includes a metal shaft having a generally cylindrical female cavity therein concentrically distributed about the axis thereof; and a solid hubbed ceramic turbine wheel having a male stub shaft insertable into the female cavity. The axis of the male stub shafted ceramic turbine is coextensive with the axis of the shaft and the stub shaft is mated with the female receptacle and joined by an adhesive. A turbocharger includes a rotor-shaft assembly of the above-described type, in which the metal to ceramic adhesive joint is located in the turbocharger center housing.
Abstract: A pneumatically controlled altitude compensating boost control for maintaining a constant intake manifold pressure on a turbocharged engine having a wastegate valve for selectively bypassing engine exhaust gas around the turbine. The altitude compensating boost control comprises an altitude compensating bleed valve means which varies the compressor outlet pressure in the control in response to the change in ambient pressure and a wastegate actuator which is responsive to the ambient pressure and the varied compressor outlet pressure.
Abstract: A method of internally nitriding and brazing assemblies having iron based components to which titanium has been internally added prior to casting. A brazed assembly includes iron based components to which titanium is added prior to casting and is dispersion strengthened by nitridation to form an array of titanium nitride particles.
Abstract: A differential throttle linkage control for controlling the flow of fuel to an engine receives a main input from the throttle lever, and a second input from a trim actuator motor through a movable portion of a programmed split cam. The throttle control algebraically sums the inputs to produce a single output operably connected to the fuel metering device of the engine. The programmed split cam modifies or neutralizes the effects of the trim input through selected ranges of the throttle lever input stroke.
Abstract: A control actuator for a turbocharger comprises a pressure responsive diaphragm for controlling operation of a turbocharger waste gate valve in response to compressor inlet pressure during part load engine operation, and in response to tubine inlet pressure during full load engine operation.
Abstract: A mechanical variable authority trim mixer for controlling the flow of fuel to an engine receives a main input from the throttle lever and a second input from a trim actuator motor. The trim mixer combines the inputs to produce a single output operably connected to the fuel metering control of the engine. A programmed cam modifies or neutralizes the effects of the trim input through selected ranges of the main throttle input stroke.
Abstract: A combustor system for use with a turbocharged combustion engine comprises a combustor connected for continuous passage of engine exhaust gases. The combustor system includes a relatively low pressure fuel injection system for atomizing fuel for combustion in a substantially vitiated atmosphere, a fuel control system for supplying fuel to the combustor in response to engine operating conditions, and a heat exchanger for preheating compressed bypass air prior to supply thereof to the combustor.