Abstract: A parison transporting device includes a conveyor system moveable either in longitudinal or transverse fashion relative to the direction of parison discharge in the tube receiving position below the tube forming head to receive, on the conveyor system, either a straight tubular piece or a tubular piece curved in accordance with the mold cavity of the blow mold. The conveyor system is then moved to the blow mold and into a position where an end section of the conveyor belt is positioned vertically above an end section of the mold cavity with the tubular piece located thereon. A rotating conveyor belt carried by the conveyor system is moved above the mold cavity either in both horizontal directions (X-direction and Y-direction) to arrange the straight tubular piece into the curved mold cavity, or, in the alternative, linearly above the mold cavity to drop the tubular piece, already positioned in curved fashion on the conveyor belt, into the correspondingly formed mold cavity.
Abstract: Plant nutrients that are released in soil over a controlled period of time are comprised of plant nutrient particles containing urea and on the surface of the particles a water insoluble, biodegradable, interpenetrating polymer network comprised of a biuret, a urethane and tung oil; more specifically, an interpenetrating network comprised of the reaction product of the urea and an isocynate reactive with urea, the reaction product of the isocyanate and an alcohol reactive with isocyanate to form a urethane, and the reaction product of the urethane and tung oil. A method of making the controlled release plant nutrient conveniently and economically is also disclosed.
Abstract: A fountain applicator for applying coating liquid onto a web of paper carried past the applicator, has a coating liquid flow path that includes a curved surface along which a sheet of the coating liquid is flowed to subject the sheet to centrifugal force to cause air entrained in the coating liquid to move away from one side of the sheet that is toward the curved surface, so that the one side is relatively free of entrained air. After being flowed along the curved surface, the sheet of coating liquid is directed toward the web in a free standing jet curtain of coating liquid, to contact the web surface primarily with the one relatively air-free side of the coating liquid sheet to decrease the occurrence of skip coating on the web surface, especially when the web is traveling past the applicator at high speeds. The coating is applied in excess onto the web surface and is metered and leveled to a desired coat weight by a downstream doctor.
Abstract: A surgical dressing consisting of a film which carries an adhesive layer wherein the film has a hydration rate of at least 0.1 g/in.sup.2 /min.; becomes saturated when in contact with water in 3 minutes or less and absorbs at least its own weight of water. The film comprises a polyethylene oxide and a polymer or polymers selected from an ether based polyurethane and a polyether block amide. The dressing finds special use as a IV catheter site cover.
October 10, 1995
Date of Patent:
June 23, 1998
Teresa Haddock, Arthur S. Hill, Shmuel Dabi
Abstract: A battery powered portable personal alarm system is contained within a bag having a carrying theft-resistant strap to avoid theft of the alarm system while being carried. The bag houses a siren and a visual signal generator located proximate openings therein for generating a loud distinguishable noise and a visual signal. An arming switch and panic switch allow simultaneously activation of the siren and the visual signal. The visual signal generator can be a spark flare and ignitor contained within a removable fire resistant chamber mounted on a base plate disposed within the bag. Installation of the fire resistant chamber simultaneously establishes the electrical connection of the fire resistant chamber, allowing convenient and fail-safe replacement of the spark flare and ignitor after use. The visual signal can also be a high intensity strobe lamp which emits a high-intensity and high frequency light signal through a visual window.
Abstract: A heavy duty vehicle rack for the attachment to the drip rails or gutters of a vehicle is useful for carrying heavy articles, such as pipes, ladders, etc. The vehicle rack has at least one crossmember which extends across the vehicle roof and has an end member on each end of the crossmember to engage the drip rail or gutter and hold the crossmember above the vehicle roof. A clamp with horizontal fastening tightly secures each of the end members to the drip rail. The end members and clamps have inclined cooperating portions thereon which also cause the clamp to tighten against the drip rail also vertically to hold the rack in place on the vehicle.
Abstract: A paper currency deposit and validating safe includes a generally box like housing having walls forming a chamber comprising a safe for securing money, bill receiving apparatus on the housing for receiving and validating bills of various denominations and for generating a signal proportionate to the denomination of each validated bill, data input port and data output port on the housing, and an electronic cash control system mounted within the safe and including software for recording and storing each deposit into the bill receiving apparatus, each access into the safe and each removal of bills from the bill receiving apparatus and for providing accountings of all such transactions.
Abstract: An absorbent article has an absorbent core and a liquid permeable top sheet made of polyolefin material. An acquisition layer is provided between the top sheet and the core. The acquisition layer is a nonwoven fabric made from polyolefin fibers bonded by a cured resin. The acquisition layer has a larger pore size than the top sheet and is treated with a surface active agent to render it hydrophilic.
July 16, 1996
Date of Patent:
March 17, 1998
FiberTech Group, Inc.
Samuel C. Baer, Richard S. Yeo, Ann Marie Noftsier
Abstract: A combination money deposit and dispensing safe, includes a generally box-like housing having a front door, and back and side walls forming a chamber defining a safe for securing money, a bill receiving apparatus mounted in the front door of the safe for receiving bills of various denominations, for validating the bills and for generating a signal indicative of the validation and determining the denomination of the bills and generating a signal proportionate to the denomination of each of the validated bills, a cash dispensing apparatus mounted in said front door of the safe, having multiple cartridges for containing units of cash for dispensing, a dispensing tray rotatably mounted at the bottom of each cartridge, a latch releasable in response to the signal to enable the manual operation of a dispensing tray of a cartridge of cash proportionate to the signal, and a manually operable handle for dispensing an enabled unit of cash.
Abstract: Small conventional saddles squeeze the buttocks area strongly, whereas large conventional saddles have the effect that the buttocks area slips over the saddle during pedaling. When a bicycle is only used occasionally, both situations have unpleasant consequences, at least when large distances are covered. The present bicycle seat prevents pain in that it consists of two seat halves that are other and follow the cranking motion exerted by the legs of the rider in opposite directions. As a result, the position of the hip joint of the rider remains substantially unchanged. The bicycle seat permits an upright and ergonomic sitting posture.
Abstract: An apparatus for cleaning vessels is inserted into a vessel to automatically clean the interior thereof. The apparatus is particularly adapted to clean rail tank cars and similar vessels, and includes a spray nozzle that is moved at a controlled speed back and forth across the length and width of deposits within the tank to blast loose and flush the deposits out of a drain from the tank. The spray nozzle is carried at a lower end of a support trunk, and is rotated back and forth about respective longitudinal and transverse axes to direct a jet stream of solvent against the deposits. The support trunk is pivotable to shift the spray nozzle from side to side within the vessel to clean behind obstructions often found in tanks, and vertically movable to position the spray nozzle at selected heights within the tank. The apparatus can be rotated about a vertical axis to rotate the longitudinal and transverse axes about which the spray nozzle is rotated.
Abstract: The apparatus of the invention comprises three stages. The first stage extracts soy milk from soybean go, and comprises a cylindrical pot, a cylindrical filter for receiving go held within the pot, there being an annular gap between the filter and the pot, a wire cloth disk movable within the filter, the disk having a circumferential seal for sealing between the edges of the disk and the sides of the filter, and a press assembly for urging the disk downwardly within the filter, whereby soy milk is extracted from the go, passes through the filter and into the annular gap. The soy milk is cooked in the pot. A solidifier is added while a second stage of the apparatus of the invention creates a gentle turbulence within the soy milk. After the soybean curds are formed, the third stage of the invention compresses the curds into tofu. The third stage comprises a form having openings for escape of whey which fits within the pot.
Abstract: A pulsing drive system delivers pulsed power signals to the driven wheels of a vehicle for improving the efficiency internal combustion or an electric motor driven vehicles. A controller receives signals such as velocity and demand, and communicates to a means for selectively communicating energy wherein the means for selectively communicating energy converts the pulse signal to a correspondingly conditioned power pulse for powering the vehicle. When combined with a plurality of motors sized with optimal horsepower ranges according to a binary array, an arrangement of such motors provides for an optimally efficient operation of the vehicle by bringing on-line strategically selected combinations of the motors. A control system selectively brings on-line the multiple motors.
Abstract: A blow-molding machine for producing hollow plastic articles comprises a blow mold having a plurality of cavities corresponding to the shape and dimension of the finished hollow articles. The blow mold has at least two closely adjacent and separate blow molds and an opening and closing system operatively associated with each blow mold. The machine is provided with a tube station and a blow station. The tube station has a plurality of tube-shaped parison-forming heads located parallel to and next to each other for filling each cavity with a parison. The number of cavities corresponds to the number of parisons. The blow station is offset relative to the tube station and thereat the parisons in closed blow molds are inflated to the finished hollow articles. A joint transportation system for moving all of said blow molds between the tube station and the blow station is provided.
Abstract: The parison transporting device includes a straight mold trough formed by pins which are arranged relative to one another in V-shaped configuration when viewed in cross-section and which can be retracted into pneumatic cylinders to open the bottom of the mold trough. The parison transporting device is moved in the tube receiving position in straight fashion below the tube forming head of a blow molding machine to receive a tubular parison. The parison transporting device is subsequently moved to the blow mold. It is moved there over the mold cavity in such a manner that the tubular member inside the mold trough is positioned with successive sections above the mold cavity, the respectively aligning sections of the tubular piece being released by withdrawing pairs of pins and being dropped side by side into the mold cavity.
Abstract: An inflatable restraint is disclosed, and includes an elongated poncho having therein an air-tight bladder and a cervical aperture for insertion of the head of the individual. A front portion of the poncho is adapted for juxtaposition with a rear surface of a forward seat and a rear portion is adapted for juxtaposition with and between the back of the torso and a forward surface of a rearward seat when inflated. The front portion is longer than the rear portion and has a larger volumetric displacement when inflated and extends over the front torso and lower extremities of the individual. The rear portion extends over the back torso of the individual. An inflation means inflates the bladder and restrains the individual between the forward and rearward seats for protection of the individual during an emergency while traveling in a vehicle.
Abstract: A device contains a super absorbent hydrophilic polymer in combination with a compatible liquid to form a thick, viscous gel-like colloidal fluid to provide high durability, low cost, and ready manufacture in footwear, medical applications, including surgical padding, flotation sleeping devices, and other applications for the dissipation of shock or load over time and/or an area.