Abstract: A modular garage structure is disclosed which provides an easily transportable, tamper proof housing for vehicles. Two housing enclosures are telescopically movable along a track to permit the garage to be longitudinally opened and closed.
Abstract: A two piece roller clamp is disclosed for regulating the fluid flow rate through plastic tubing by defining the size of the tubing lumen. The clamp includes a U-shaped body with a base and two side walls and a longitudinally movable roller mounted in tracks formed in the side walls. The roller is biased against a roller bearing surface running along the length of the base. Adjacent to the roller bearing surface is a tube compression slot having a lower wall uniformly spaced below the roller. A channel of varying cross-section is provided in the lower wall of the tube compression slot. The roller exerts a uniform, but minimal force on the tubing compressing it against the lower wall of the slot permitting the formation of a lumen defined by the contours of the channel.
November 27, 1979
Date of Patent:
June 2, 1981
Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Inc.
James W. Scott, Joseph A. Bancsi, Jean Kersten
Abstract: A plastic slide clamp for tubing is provided which includes a slightly bowed configuration to compensate for the phenomenon of cold flow when plastic tubing is crimped shut by the clamp. In one embodiment, the clamp is provided with an insert member of low friction surface properties which surrounds the crimping slot.
Abstract: A rangefinder mechanism is shown in which the scanning mirror has been replaced with a movable scanning optic. The automatic rangefinder system includes a pair of optical paths, one a reference path and the other a scanned path, which are lead to impinge upon a photosensitive surface for comparison purposes. The output of the photosensitive surface is used to adjust the main lens of the camera. The range of the movable optic is coordinated with the position of the main lens of the camera as feedback and adjustment of the rangefinder.
Abstract: A technique is shown for automatically adjusting the sensitivity of an auto focus device in accordance with the level of light intensity of the subject. Sensitivity correction is required because the timing of the automatic focus signal is directly related to the intensity of the light from the subject. In systems where the timing of the automatic focus signal is used to determine the distance of the subject from the camera signal, correction is absolutely essential. A supplementary photo cell is used to measure the light coming from the subject and set the sensitivity of the automatic focus system.
Abstract: Disclosed is an improvement in an automatic focusing system for use with an optical instrument having a focusable objective which is adjustable in response to optical and electronic components of the system for determining object distance of a remote subject by comparing images of scanning and reference optical systems. The scanner of the optical system is driven oscillatably across an angle to detect a subject between infinity and the minimum focus condition of the objective lens. The present invention relates to improvements in an automatic focusing system for use with an optical instrument having a focusable objective. More particularly, the improvement relates to driving the focusing system to a preset fixed focus setting when the system senses difficult conditions for focus detection as those having low contrast or complex subject matter.