Abstract: A sulfated acid amide having heparin-like properties of the formula:(R.sub.1)--NH--R--NH--(R.sub.1)whereR.sub.1 is a di-, tri- or tetra-saccharide acid selected from cellobiose, cellotriose, cellotetrose, maltose, maltotriose and maltotetrose or mixtures thereof, andR is an alkylene of from 3 to 12 carbons, and is optionally substituted with one or more hydroxyls.
Abstract: A golf putting practice device includes a base portion having a surface and a perimeter. The device includes substantially flat ramp structures, connected side-by-side around and substantially adjacent to the perimeter of the base portion. Each ramp structure has a first end and a second end and extends continuously therebetween. The first ends of the ramp structures are disposed radially outward from a center of the base portion so as to define a central cup area, with the portion of the at least one surface of the base portion between the first ends of the ramp structures forming the floor of such central cup area. The device also includes pivotal connection structures mounted to the surface, each of the ramp structures is loosely, pivotally connected at the first end thereof by one of the pivotal connection structures to the surface of the base portion.
Abstract: A template for facilitating marking of entry holes in a surface for passage therethrough of conduit has a flat portion formed of semi-rigid material and two flat sides. The flat portion has a central opening and a plurality of markings on one side. The markings are parallel to a section of the perimeter and spaced inwardly at graduated distances therefrom. A plurality of slots are formed through the flat portion, spaced apart and parallel to one another, substantially coextensively with each corresponding one of the plurality of markings, to thereby permit a user of the template to make a mark through one of the slots to indicate an outer edge of a hole of a preselected size to be formed using the template.
Abstract: This invention relates to an air bag inflation gas generator used to inflate air bags such as air bags for impact safety devices, life jackets, rafts, and escape chutes, and particularly to a gas generating agent disposed within the device to generate a combustion gas. This invention is structured by forming spacer projections, to keep adjacent gas generating agent; bodies at certain intervals, on one side of the gas generating agent bodies having a through hole formed in the axial direction.
Abstract: This invention relates to an air bag inflation gas generator and aims to surely retain the space between an igniter and an ignition agent of a gas generating agent pack and to surely caulk an end cap. This invention has a longitudinal cylindrical member having its both ends sealed by one end plate and the other end plate and a plurality of gas outlets formed in its outer periphery, a gas generating agent pack which is accommodated in the cylindrical member, accommodates a plurality of gas generating agents in the compiled state in the axial direction of a longitudinal cylindrical pack whose both ends are sealed with one end face and the other end face and has an ignition agent disposed close to the one end face, an igniter disposed at the one end plate of the cylindrical member, and an energizing member which is disposed between the other end plate of the cylindrical member and the other end face of the gas generating agent pack and energizes the gas generating agent pack toward the igniter side.
September 21, 1995
Date of Patent:
November 5, 1996
Nippon Koki Co., Ltd., Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
Abstract: An ultrasonic doppler blood flow detector used for hemorrhoid artery ligation having a hollow insertion cylinder which is enclosed at the distal end and open at the near end, and can be inserted through the anus; the cylinder has an ultrasound transducer in its interior wall, for detecting blood flow in the affected artery, and a ligation hole next to the transducer, through which the detected artery is ligated with ligation device, such as a curved needle or a wire for cautery.
Abstract: A device for supporting a fishing rod in a preselected position in relation to a structural surface, includes a base adapted for attachment to the structural surface and a body slidably releasably connected to the base. The body is formed to receive and retain a portion of the fishing rod to thereby permit selective securement and release thereof in a preselected position on the structural surface.
Abstract: A system for compactly safely storing and delivering oxygen has a plurality of elements interconnected by fluid lines and includes a liquid oxygen tank, a filler valve and a vent valve. The new system also includes a differential pressure gauge located between and in communication with the fill valve and the vent valve to permit monitoring the pressure differential in the system so that selective adjustments can be made in a timely and controlled manner to maintain the pressure within the system during filling at an optimum level. The system also has at least one pressure relief valve, a heat exchanger, a fluid pressure regulator, an oxygen flow control outlet and a phase selector valve, to thereby permit automatic selection as a function of pressure of whether oxygen supplied from the tank to the heat exchanger will be supplied as either a liquid or a gas.
Abstract: A knee control mechanism is provided for operation of a machine. The mechanism includes at least one knee contact surface operatively connected to the machine in such manner as to permit operation of the machine while the operator is standing with both feet firmly placed on the floor at all times. The knee control mechanism is positioned forwardly of and substantially entirely to either one of the right and left sides of the operator.
Abstract: The invention relates to an active substance-containing plaster for the controlled administration of active substances to the skin, which has a back and a skin side, with a back layer, an active substance reservoir divided substantially perpendicularly to the skin contact surface of the plaster and having one or more active substances, a contact adhesive device on the skin side and optionally a cover layer detachable prior to the application of the plaster, whereas at least one active substance reservoir part (12) is detachable from the skin, while leaving behind one or more active substance reservoir parts (13) on the skin. For this object there is provided that the part of the active substance reservoir remaining on the skin is having a better adhesion to the skin than to the back layer (11).
September 14, 1994
Date of Patent:
July 23, 1996
LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme GmbH
Hans R. Hoffmann, Karin Wolter, Gunter Simon, Peter Barth
Abstract: A ratchet drive mechanism is substantially completely enclosed within the housing of a hand tool. The ratchet drive mechanism includes a drive link having forwardly and rearwardly disposed ends within the tool housing. The drive link is adapted to engage a movement-imparting element of the hand tool and to movably engage at least one pawl. The at least one pawl has two ends and extends continuously therebetween, and an angle substantially centrally along the length thereof to form an elbow at which the at least one pawl is movably connected to one end of the drive link. The ratchet drive mechanism also has a drive gear with a drive shaft extending axially therefrom. The drive gear is mounted within a forward end of the housing of the hand tool with the drive shaft disposed transversely relative to a longitudinal axis of the hand tool and extending beyond the confines of the tool housing for interengagement of an item to be turned.
Abstract: A device for attachment to an archery bow facilitates placement of the bow arm of the archer. The device includes a plurality of pieces adapted for attachment to the bow and which are movably interconnected to one another in such manner as to be adjustable in at least three different directions, to an individual archer's preferred position on the bow. The device permits the archer to optimally position the archer's bow-supporting arm relative to the device to enhance shooting performance and to prevent contact of the bowstring with the archer's bow-supporting arm.
Abstract: The present invention provides a novel one-stage assay which uses soluble thrombomodulin for directly determining the functional status in plasma of the vitamin K-dependent coagulation-inhibiting proteins, protein C and protein S. The method comprises combining a blood plasma test sample and a coagulation-activating substance in a calcium-free solution, then adding soluble thrombomodulin and calcium ions to initiate a coagulation reaction, measuring the time required for the test plasma sample to clot, comparing the measured clot time to that of standard control plasma samples, including protein C- and protein S-deficient plasma controls, and then using the compared clot time values for determining the functional status of protein C and protein S in the individual from whom the test plasma sample was taken. The functional status of the vitamin K-dependent coagulation-inhibiting proteins is used to determine the risk of thrombosis in the host individual.
Abstract: A printing plate with a mesh material, a removable substrate, a substrate, and a paper backing on said substrate. The mesh material has interstices and has first and second surfaces. The substrate is adhered to one of the first and second surfaces of the mesh material and forms a well defined at its bottom by the substrate and at its sides by the interstices of the mesh material, wherein the well receives and stores pigment for printing. Multiple colors of pigment may be stored simultaneously within the wells of the printing plate, thereby enabling those multiple colors to be printed concurrently in a single printing pass operation.
Abstract: A one-piece, self-aligning bearing is disclosed which includes a cylindrical bearing sleeve of uniform thickness having an outwardly convex hemispherical flange projecting from a first end of the sleeve and arching longitudinally toward an opposite second end of the sleeve, the flange being of uniform wall thickness.