Abstract: As new compound is provided a cyclohexane derivative of the formula ##STR1## wherein R represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group, an alkylthioalkyl group or an unsubstituted or substituted phenyl group; and R.sup.1 represents an alkyl group, an unsubstituted or substituted benzyl group, a phenethyl group, a phenoxymethyl group, a 2-thienylmethyl group, an alkoxymethyl group or an alkylthiomethyl group, or a salt of said cyclohexane compound.This cyclohexane compound exhibits useful plant-growth regulating effects on crop-plants and also non-crop plants such as lawn and may be prepared by cyclization of an acetonylsuccinic acid dialkyl ester, followed by reaction with an organic acid chloride and by intermolecular rearrangement.
September 22, 1983
Date of Patent:
December 24, 1985
Kumiai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., Ihara Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
Abstract: A carrier unit adapted to be converted into a bulk material carrier including a container having a floor and two parallel substantially vertical walls. The floor has at least one floor panel movable between a storage position and an operative position and at least one floor section movable between a storage position and an operative position. The floor panel when in the operative position and the floor sections when in the operative position cooperate with portions of the walls to define a compartment and to form an opening in the floor, which communicates with hoppers depending from the floor. A flexible liner is mountable in the compartment, when the floor panel and the floor sections are in the operative positions, for holding bulk material. The flexible liner includes an inlet for charging bulk materials into the liner compartment and an outlet cooperable with the opening for communicating the interior of the liner compartment with the exterior of the compartment for discharging the bulk materials.
Abstract: The invention disclosed relates to an improvement for tying devices which can be secured to laces particularly on shoes for holding the shoelace knot in place. The device disclosed employs a mechanism for securing a portion of the device to the shoe and enabling the device to be reused for securing a knot in place each and every time the laces are tied. In the embodiment disclosed, the invention also incorporates elastic or semi-rigid means for engaging the shoelace knot from opposed sides to impede the knot from becoming untied while simultaneously exposing the knot for view and maintaining the normal appearance of the bow.
Abstract: An implement snubbing device positionable between a boom and an implement including a compressible member positioned generally between, and having a longitudinal axis extending generally between, the boom and the implement. A boom connecting mechanism connects the compressible member to the boom, and an implement connecting mechanism connects the implement to the compressible member. The compressible member has a compressing mechanism which comprises the compressible member along the longitudinal axis and is actuated by the swinging movement of the implement about a lateral axis generally perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. A second compressing mechanism compresses the compressible device along the longitudinal axis and is actuated by the movement of the implement about a second lateral axis generally perpendicular to the first lateral axis.
Abstract: Zeolite-metal catalysts having a substantial amount of catalytically active metal, e.g. iron, deposited in the cavities of the zeolite in zero-valent, small cluster form, are prepared by vaporizing the metal under low vapor pressure conditions in the vicinity of an organic liquid solvent, e.g. toluene, such that the metal dissolves in the solvent as a labile solvated zero-valent metal complex. This complex is contacted with the zeolite so that the complex diffuses into the cavities of the zeolite. Upon subsequent warming the solvated metal complex decomposes, leaving zero-valent small metal clusters in the zeolite cavities.
November 30, 1983
Date of Patent:
November 12, 1985
Geoffrey A. Ozin, Linda F. Nazar, Francois Hugues
Abstract: A fuel supply device for internal combustion engines comprising a computer having a memory which stores an air flow quantity characteristic related to a pressure difference between the up- and down-streams of a throttle valve, an air flow quantity to pass the throttle valve and the throttle valve opening degree. A throttle valve actuator is moved by the computer for controlling an air flow quantity to be supplied to an engine.
Abstract: In an apparatus for grinding and lapping annular sealing faces (25) in valves, slides and the like, a driven tool plate (4) carries freely rotable grinding and lapping heads (21) of which the axes are parallel to the rotary axis of the tool plate (4). In an eccentric bearing hole (15) of the tool plate (4), there is a circular bearing plate (10) which is rotable relatively to the tool plate (4) and can be securely connected in the desired rotary position to the tool plate (4). A drive pin (5) is eccentrically connected to the bearing plate (10) for rotation therewith (FIG. 3).
Abstract: A transmission for motor vehicles having a conical-disc band transmission placed in a casing, a reduction gear and, if necessary, a differential. In order to achieve an optimum transmission-ratio range for motor vehicles and good efficiency, the reduction gear contains two forward speeds and is connected to a fixed gear on the power take-off shaft by means of an additional fixed gear. The driving disc pairs of the conical-disc band transmission are located directly on a section of the drive shaft and on the power take-off shaft. The reduction gear and the conical-disc band transmission can be actuated by means of conventional synchronous clutches. The transmission case is longitudinally fitted with a center wall which subdivides the space into two compartments, one of which is closed by a front cover and the other by a rear cover. While one compartment contains the reduction gear and, if necessary, the differential, the other compartment contains the conical-disc band transmission.
Abstract: The invention disclosed relates to an improvement for tying devices which are secured to shoes for holding the shoelace knot in place. In the embodiment disclosed, the invention incorporates elastic means for engaging the shoelace knot from opposed sides to impede the knot from becoming untied while simultaneously exposing the knot for view and maintaining the normal appearance of the bow.
Abstract: A catalyst composition, suitable for steam reforming or methanation reactions, comprising a Feitknecht compound intermixed with or interstratified with and bonded with phyllosilicate layers of a clay mineral such as kaolin or benotonite. Conventional catalyst formulations can be modified so as produced catalysts have good dispersion of the catalytic sites.
May 10, 1984
Date of Patent:
October 8, 1985
British Gas Corporation
Christine M. Sheppard, David C. Puxley, Reginald G. S. Banks, Donald McKenzie
Abstract: A screen printing assembly attachable to a silk screen frame including a support frame positionable adjacent and attachable to the screen frame. A squeegee and flood bar assembly deposits and forces ink on and through the screen and onto a substrate disposed adajcent the screen. The assembly includes a mechanism movable along the support frame and the screen frame and a flexible sheet is attached to and moves with the mechanism. The flexible sheet is sealed to the support frame, and forms in part a sealed chamber in which the squeegee and flood bar assembly deposits the ink on the screen. Solvents can be sprayed into the sealed chamber which contains the solvent so that it does not escape not the atmosphere. An inert gas is injected into the chamber displacing the oxygen in it so that the ink does not dry out as rapidly, and safely maintaining the contained solvent. A method for screen printing using this sealed chamber.
Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing accurately scaled, well-defined surfaces of workpieces made from carbonaceous cast iron and having tribologic properties, more particularly of cylinders or internal combustion engines, said surfaces being subjected to at least two operating cycles consisting of an electrochemical and a subsequent mechanical removal. To obtain a constant surface quality, at least the last operating cycle is carried out in a specified ratio between the electrochemical and the mechanical removal and this is a fixed removal ratio. Preferably, a metal bearing plateau percentage of 40 to 65% of the surface is produced with the last operating cycle.
Abstract: An air mattress including an inflatable compartment formed of flexible material and defined by a ceiling, a floor, end walls, and side walls extending between the end walls. The end and side walls interconnect the ceiling and the floor and form the side edges of the inflatable compartment. At least one inflatable tube extends about and connects to the side edges, and when inflated provides support for them. The inflatable tube has a divider wall through a cross-section thereof and an inflatable chamber generally opposite the divider wall. The divider wall and the chamber divide the inflatable tube into first and second opposed inflatable C-shaped side support tubes. The chamber has a main valve passing from the exterior to the interior of the chamber and first and second one-way valves passing from the interior of the chamber to the first and second C-shaped support tubes, respectively.
Abstract: A reversible hard-floor cleaning pad for use with super high speed and ultra high speed machines. The pad includes a first porous non-woven air-layered web having an upper, floor-cleaning surface and an opposite lower surface. The upper cleaning surface is adapted to clean hard surface floors, such as wood or vinyl, when placed on the floor and rotated by a flooring machine about a vertical axis passing through the center of the first web at super high speeds of at least 1000 revolutions per minute. A second porous non-woven air-layered web having a lower, floor cleaning surface and an opposite upper surface is disposed parallel to and spaced from the first web with the first web lower surface facing the second web upper surface. The second web lower cleaning surface is also adapted to clean hard surface floors when placed on the floor and rotated at super high speeds.
Abstract: A cooling system for a vehicle's engine including a plenum chamber disposed in the vehicle's body, an exhaust system, and a radiator disposed between an interior portion of the body including the engine and the plenum chamber and operatively connected to the engine. A fan is mounted in the plenum chamber between the radiator and the exhaust system and adjacent the radiator and, when operated, air within the interior portion of the body including the engine is drawn through the radiator and the plenum chamber and expelled through the exhaust system. A cover member is removably mounted on the body generally over the engine for providing access to the engine from outside the body. An air inlet system associated with the cover member provides air from outside the body to the radiator. A plate attached to cover member directs air provided by the inlet system to the radiator in a manner such that the incoming ambient air does not scrub over the heated engine or the transmission.
Abstract: A device and a method for the selective delivery of drugs or therapeutic agents to the heart. The device consists of a catheter which is introduced into the ascending aorta via the right brachial artery, the femoral artery, or directly. The balloon portion of the catheter is then inflated in the ascending aorta while introducing the drug or therapeutic agent through the distal opening and directly into the coronary arteries. Several doses of the drug or therapeutic agent may be given by delivery in coordination with timed inflation and deflation of the balloon during diastole of the heart. In addition, a two-balloon catheter may be utilized to enhance delivery of the drug or agent to the coronary arteries.
Abstract: A charcoal lighter device having a tubular housing adapted to rest vertically on a support surface and a handle assembly positioned outside of and attached to the housing. A charcoal support grate fits in the housing and has a first edge pivoted in the housing and a second edge. A grate support finger is connected to the handle assembly and is positionable, by the movement of the handle assembly relative to the housing, between an extended grate support position and a grate release position. The second edge is positionable on the grate support finger such that the grate is in a generally horizontal charcoal support position spaced above the support surface when the grate support finger is in its grate support position, and the second edge pivots downwardly from said generally horizontal position to a charcoal dumping position when the grate support finger is subsequently moved to its grate release position, thereby safely dumping the lit charcoal into a barbecue grill positioned beneath it.
Abstract: A directable stylet for naso and oroendotracheal intubation including hand operated lever bar and grip support for applying high force to an articulating wire that produces a first curvature and a reverse curve to facilitate intubation. The stylet is covered with a plastic jacket to enable the stylet to be sterilized and therefore reused. The plurality of U-shaped links and a crossover link and a terminal link permits reverse curvature to be achieved during intubation.
Abstract: A log debarker of the hollow-head type having a rotor journaled in a stator for rotation about a longitudinal axis of the rotor. A plurality of debarking tools are attached to the rotor for debarking a log being moved axially through the rotating rotor. Three independently and hydraulically-powered infeed spiked rollers are positioned on the infeed end of the stator for feeding logs into the rotor and three independently and hydraulically-powered outfeed spiked rollers are positioned on the outfeed end. The rollers are powered at differing rotational speeds to accommodate logs of uneven surfaces. An air-operated tensioning system including a quick release valve adjusts the position of the infeed and the outfeed rollers urging them towards the longitudinal axis and automatically jogs the rollers open when they are unable to mount a log. A lubricating system having lubricant filtering and flow control capabilities lubricate and flushes the bearings for the rotating rotor.