Abstract: The apparatus is a washer, thickener and classifier for recovering solids from liquids including a truncated conical screen with walls typically sixty degrees from the horizontal and formed of filter media. Stock sprayer assemblies rotate about a longitudinal axis of said conical screen and direct stock, particularly deink paper stock, onto the walls of the conical screen. Wash fluid sprayer assemblies, including high impact shower nozzles, direct wash fluid onto the stock on the walls of the conical screen. The wash fluid cleans the stock, with the unwanted solids and contaminants passing through the conical screen to the discharge pipes. The wash fluid similarly washes the cleaned stock through the exit formed at the truncated portion formed at the apex of the conical screen for subsequent processing.
Abstract: A programmable apparatus for selectively reading machine readable codes, such as bar codes in a user defined sequence. Each code represents an action to be performed by the apparatus. In the apparatus, data representing read codes are generated and stored in a memory. A plurality of such data representing a user defined sequence of actions may be stored. Upon reading stored data, the apparatus can execute corresponding actions in the user defined sequence. Actions to be performed by the apparatus can include: starting, reversing and stopping of an electric motor; increasing and decreasing its number of revolutions; playing tones for generating melodies; and simulating everyday life sounds, such as the sound of a truck engine. The apparatus may be placed in a toy car or truck, in which it senses a tacho disc and synthesizes the sound of the truck's engine with a simulated number of revolutions corresponding to the speed with which the truck is driven.
Abstract: Threads of hair are embroidered in loops on a flat, flexible base, for example, a textile base, in an area bounded by a desired wig contour. Individual threads or tufted multiple threads are embroidered in loops. Thereafter, the embroidered area is removed from the base along with the wig contour by cutting or punching. The flexible wig is glued onto a doll's head, cut to length and combed.
Abstract: The invention relates to a method and apparatus for the downstream handling of water soluble polysaccharide-containing extruded tobacco smoke filtration material. During conveying of the extrudate from the extruder die of an extruder to a cutter, the extrudate is heated, shaped, and cooled to provide tobacco smoke filtration material of desired dimensions and physical characteristics.
October 16, 1996
Date of Patent:
September 28, 1999
British-American Tobacco Company Limited
John Lawson Beven, Paul David Case, Martin Coleman, Colin Campbell Greig
Abstract: Recording units including a printer for printing information data on at least one surface of a recording medium card are arranged vertically one over another in an information card producing device. Card turning portions are disposed confronting the respective recording units, so that the card can be transferred between the card turning portions and the recording units and turned over, thereby recording the desired information data on one or both of the surface of the card. The recording unit includes a magnetic encoder and/or IC memory reader/writer and has a function of verifying the information data written to the card so as to send out the card to a card discharge port when adequately recorded or to a card reject port when a write error is found.
Abstract: A thermal transfer printing device for printing photorealistic color images with dye-sublimation inks of different colors and two-gradation images such as character and bar code patterns with a monochrome thermal wax-transfer ink respectively in separated printing sections. The bar code pattern is printed in the widthwise direction of the code bars with heating energy smaller than that for printing the bar code pattern in the lengthwise direction of the bars, thus increasing the reproductivity in producing the bar code pattern. Deviations in specific resistance among heating elements of a thermal print head can be compensated by multiplying image data energy to be supplied to the heating elements by ratios of the specific resistance of the respective heating elements to the maximum resistance in the heating elements, thus producing high-quality images on the recording medium.
Abstract: A slide zipper assembly comprising an interlocked zipper and a slider is provided. The zipper has a first profile and a second profile. The profiles have arms ending in hooks that are engaged when the zipper is in a closed position. The slider is disposed for movement along the zipper. The slider has an opening end and a closing end. At the opening end the slider has a separator that extends downwardly to engage a profile arm to bend the same so that its hook disengages from the hook of the opposite profile.
June 8, 1998
Date of Patent:
September 21, 1999
Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Michael J. McMahon, Donald L. Van Erden, Robert G. Kobetsky, Art Malin, Zdenek Machacek
Abstract: A disc player includes: a plurality of pickup devices for reading information from a disc and a plurality of guide devices arranged radiately from a center of the disc, each for radially transferring one of the pickup devices. The guide devices are arranged so that each alternate pickup device is raised or lowered toward the inner circumferential portion of the disc.
Abstract: An apparatus for housing a plurality of applicators in a hygienic cavity and dispensing said plurality of applicators from said cavity. The apparatus includes a container for holding said plurality of applicators, a support structure for the plurality of applicators, a reservoir in fluid communication with the hygienic cavity, said reservoir being situated to facilitate wetting said plurality of applicators with said fluid during said dispensing; an aperture generally adjacent to said reservoir; said plurality of applicators traversing said aperture during said dispensing; and a dispenser structure actuable by a user from outside said container to engage at least one applicator of said plurality of applicators for causing advancement of said at least one applicator through said aperture to effect said dispensing.
Abstract: The purpose of the invention is to prevent an occurrence of high voltage when a lamp 10 is not yet attached in a more reliable manner. In this invention, there is a provision of switch means 70 for turning on/off an electrical connection between a ballast chock 50 and a power source 60 at a portion of a lamp socket 20. There is also a provision of delay means for preventing a generation of spark between the lamp 10 and a high voltage contact member 216 on the side of the lamp socket 20.
Abstract: The disclosed apparatus is a filter bag cage which is modularly constructed from end caps, circumferential rings (circular or other shapes), and longitudinal wires which are individually manufactured with fastening joints to allow for later assembly. These components may be subsequently shipped and stored as an unassembled bundle and not assembled until reaching the point of use.
Abstract: A drainage device and method which provides for drainage from paper or pulp stock on a fabric in a sheet or mat making machine which includes a primary blade and trail blade with a gap therebetween for drainage wherein the size of the gap controls drainage and the primary blade is so configured so as to force a portion of the drained liquid through the fabric to create paper stock activity and disbursement while minimizing turbulence and maintaining laminar flow in the machine direction along with providing reinforcement of CD shear.
October 8, 1998
Date of Patent:
September 14, 1999
Thermo Fibertek Inc., Smurfit Carton y Papel de Mexico
Luis Fernando Cabrera Y Lopez Caram, Jeffrey P Bachand
Abstract: Disclosed is a sewing machine system, including an electronically controlled sewing machine, and a data editing device. In a sewing machine, a plurality of sewing programs stored in a data recording medium are read, and image data indicative of a sewing pattern corresponding to each sewing program is generated. The image data is then transmitted to the data editing device. In the data editing device, a plurality of sewing patterns are displayed in accordance with the received image data. When one of the displayed sewing patterns is selected by an operator, a predetermined operation is applied to a sewing program corresponding to the selected sewing pattern.
Abstract: An article of clothing such as a shirt or blouse which allows for Kangaroo Care by providing skin to skin contact between a person and infant which includes a pouch or pouches on the inside of the shirt centrally located thereon in which the infant may be placed. A larger pouch for a more developed infant may also be provided.