Abstract: Synthetic doors composed a rectangular frame with of skins of compression molded sheets secured to opposite sides of the frame and a core of foamed plastics with a window light therein are improved with a novel glazing cleat for securing a window light in an aperture in such a door that includes plate that rests against edges the skins about the aperture, the plate having an upright rim engaging a face of a window light and downwardly directed flanges which, with tangs on a retainer member having a upright tab engaging the opposite face the window light when nesting with the plate sandwiches the skins between the flanges and tangs to take advantage of the mechanical strength of the skins. Further if a fire resistant plate is married to internal face of each skin, the cleat will take advantage of the mechanical strength of such plates in supporting the window light in the case of fires, even if the outer or exterior skin or skins are turned to ash by a fire.
Abstract: A display package for scissors consists of an elongated, generally flat member having a top and bottom end, a raised hollow pedestal means mounted adjacent to said bottom end of said member, the pedestal means having a top portion with means operable to secure a finger ring of a pair scissors thereto and support the scissors horizontally above the card with arch means located adjacent to said top end of said member operable to restrain the swing of at least one of the blades of a pair of scissors mounted on the top portion of the pedestal when the handles of such scissors are manipulated by a customer. It is preferred that the top of the pastel include means for rotation of the connection with the scissors so that a greater range of manipulation is available to a prospective customer. In addition the card can include a clear cover if desired.
Abstract: In footwear having a permeable top side, an insole and heel associated with its outer sole, an improved circulation system includes a plurality of perforated air channels tanned in the insole, a compressible pump means having an inlet and an outlet located in a cavity in the footwear's heel, a reciprocal ball piston located below the pump means in the heel so the piston extends beyond the base of the heel when heel is not in contact with a walking surface and is operable to actuate the pump when the heel of the footwear engages a walking surface daring the wearer's ambulatory movement, an air passage connecting the inlet of the pump to the plurality of air channels, a second air passage connecting the outlet of the pump with the atmosphere, and one way check valves in each air passage allowing air to flow in only one direction in its associated air passage whereby the cycling of the piston will circulate air though the footwear.
Abstract: Through the use of a rail system having spaced apart rails tracking above and along a roadway with arcuate guides associated with each rail and a cone magazine sequentially delivering traffic cones in a horizontal position between the rails in front of the arcuate guides, each horizontally disposed cone will be brought to an upright position when the top of its base contacts the guides as a result of friction with the roadway of one edge of the base of the traffic cone and movement of the guides with the rails. In one embodiment the magazine includes a mechanical arm with a cone clamp at its distal end, arranged to move the cone clamp from a cone storage to a location between the rails to sequentially deliver cones to the rail system. An auxiliary system is provided to reposition upright traffic cone from the rail system in a taper for closing off access to roadways.
Abstract: In fittings designed to connect threadless electrical conduits, the improvement of providing raintight fittings, having a hollow cylindrical housing with a bore adapted to receive an end of a conduit to be connected with such a fitting and a compression ring with a solid ring portion assembled on the conduit along with a seal, with the solid ring portion of the compression ring providing a radial surface for advancing the seal along the conduit and to compress the seal radially against the conduit to effect a raintight seal between the housing and such conduit and a compression means which is forced against such conduit by a nut system to lock such conduit in the fitting when the radial face of the compression ring abuts against the housing after compressing the elastomer seal against such conduit.
Abstract: Novel window and patio door frame members are formed by an extrusion process that provide these members with at least one channel and with an outer weather resistant surface and an internal imitation wood surface together with integrated sealing strips formed in the channels for the doors, these components being fully integrated. The process is carried out by extruding a foamed profile with a channel through a first die therein having reduced dimensions where a protective shell is desired, co-extruding a plastic with said foamed profile in a second die to form a protective shell where the reduced dimensions occur, passing the co-extrusion though a calibration die, and then heating the co-extrusion at selected location where weather stripping is desired and then passing the co-extrusion through a final die where plastic weather stripping is extruded therewith and then cooling the integrated member.
Abstract: An improved hair razor includes a cylindrical barrel forming the first part of an elongated handle having a razor blade holder joined to one end thereof, a tubular member forming the second part of the elongated handle having a finger ring formed therein, and an armature means connecting other ends the first part and the second part of the elongated handle in axial alignment, the armature means operable to allow the first part and the second part to rotate relative to each other and selectively lock the first part and the second part against rotation at a plurality of positions. The multiple positions available for the finger ring orientation lessens fatigue and stress of beauticians and barbers using the novel razor.
Abstract: In a three piece coupling which has bushing with internal and external threads for assembly on a threaded end of a conduit by its internal threads, a sleeve adapted to fit over a second conduit to be joined by the coupling with internal threads operable to engage the external threads of the bushing to advance the sleeve on the bushing when it is rotated and a collar sized to fit within the sleeve without restricting its rotation, the collar having internal threads for assembly on a threaded end of the second conduit to be connected with the coupling and retained in the sleeve so that the collar is advanced with the sleeve, the improvement including a first seal operable to effect a water tight seal between the bushing and the sleeve and a second seal operable to effect a second water tight seal between the sleeve and a conduit connected to the collar by mechanical compression whereby the coupling joins the conduit components in a water tight joint without rotating the components and without losing conductivit
Abstract: In a synthetic door composed of two molded skins attached to a frame composed of stiles and rails of thin wooden strips to which the skins are adhered, with the core filled with a plastic foam, the improvement comprising a insert mechanically joined to each stile along their entire length, each insert having a channel device operable to interlock with its associated stile thereby providing the approximate strength of thicker wooden stiles conventionally used in constructing such doors, as well as providing finished vertical edges of the resulting door while significantly reducing the overall costs of such doors. In addition the insert can be employed to form an interlocking frame by extending the insert beyond the ends of the stiles and milling the ends of the rails so that they interlock with the channel means of the insert.
Abstract: An improved molded door having provisions for glass insert comprising at least 50% of said door's exterior surface includes a quadrilateral frame formed of a top rail, a bottom rail, a right stile and a left stile joined together, two sheets of molded door skins, each skin having a large central opening with an inwardly directed flange extending normal to its planer surface and around its respective opening, which flanges interlock when assembled on frame and form secondary frame for receiving a glass insert, means operable to join the skins to the quadrilateral frame, means operable to join the integral flanges of the skins in an interlocked relationship around their respective openings thereby forming an interlocked secondary frame for receiving a glass insert, a secondary left stile located between the joined flanges and the left stile with this stile joined to the skins and a secondary right stile located between the joined flanges and the right stile with this stile joined to said skins whereby the
Abstract: A hand held mirror unit for use in beauty salons includes a planer housing, a mirror mounted in housing in a parallel relationship to the housing and a pair of handles extending from the planer housing on opposite sides of the housing with the handles having a cross-section exceeding the combined thickness of the planer housing and the mirror whereby neither said housing nor said mirror will contact a flat surface of a counter on which the unit is resting through engagement of the handles, along with a non-skid coating on the handles to prevent the mirror from sliding on such a flat surface.
Abstract: An article, such as a cape, with an adjustable magnetic collar closure includes an cloth portion having a collar formed therein with pockets formed in each end of the collar, a flexible magnetic strip inserted into one of the pockets and a separate flexible magnetic strip inserted into the other pocket whereby over lapping said magnetic strips inserted into the pockets of the collar will hold said collar closed around the neck of a person using the article due to magnetic attraction between said strips clamping the fabric of the cape there between. The article or cape may include means for releaseably retaining the magnetic strips in the pockets whereby these strips can be removed when the article is laundered, or closures for permanently retaining the magnetic strips in the pockets of the collar of the article.
Abstract: A hair brush with a body having bristles extending therefrom for brushing hair and a tubular handle connected to the body which handle has a bore disposed normal to its longitudinal axis adjacent to its distal end along with a blind aperture extending from its distal end into the handle, generally along its longitudinal axis; plus a hair pick with a circular opening therein which pick is configured to snugly fit into the blind aperture and so that its opening will register with the bore in the handle. As a result the brush can be conveniently supported on a hook or like device utilizing the bore in the handle while the pick is inserted, and the pick can be easily removed when the brush is in use.
Abstract: Structural members for doors and the like can be manufactured from plastic foamed composites containing wood flour by the steps of (1) dry mixing a blend of powders including PVC powder, wood flour, powdered thermal stabilizers, powdered foaming agent and a powdered gelatinization agent, (2) adding the mixed powder to a thermal stirring mixer to obtain a homogeneous dispersion of the several powders (3) transferring the homogeneous dispersion of powders to a cold stirring mixer and stirring at speeds sufficient to avoid agglomeration of the homogeneous dispersion of the several powders and (4) placing the non-agglomerated homogeneous dispersion of the several powders in a feeding hopper of an extrusion machine and extruding shapes for the desired components. The vacuum venting of the extrusion machine can be controlled to achieve components with more desirable surface features. Lubricants can be added to the homogeneous dispersions of the several powders to aid in the extrusion process.