Abstract: A light-gauge truss framing element constitutes a longitudinal constructional beam having a uniform generally T-shaped cross-section, in which a vertical portion of the cross-section defines a web of the beam and a transverse horizontal portion defines a symmetric flange. The beam comprises a material having a thickness in a range of about ten to about twenty-two gauge and having a yield strength in a range of about thirty-six to about fifty-five kips per square inch. The web, in transverse cross-section, resembles a compressed V-shaped element which may be selectably reinforced through the use of rods or stiffening elements internal or external to the apex of the V-shaped web.
Abstract: A method of housing various utility services within a single unitary structure includes the steps of disposing such services within an integral longitudinal conduit having sub-conduits, each corresponding to a utility service or utility service group to be provided. Further providing, to earth-embedded surfaces of the integral conduit, elements for stabilization of the conduit within the earth; and providing, to upwardly directed, non-embedded surfaces of the conduit, a substantially flat surface including surface effects to aesthetically and functionally integrate into a surface environment associated with the conduit.
April 12, 1999
Date of Patent:
January 2, 2001
Thomas F. Gustafson, Jr., John J. Barr, Walter D. Keller
Abstract: There is provided an analog dental torque wrench in which, at a given level of torque imparted to a dental work object, force communicated by a compression spring through an interface impart against a ball bearing will cause rotation of a handle and medial hollow cylindrical segment of the wrench off of the bearing to an off-axis position relative to a longitudinal work axis, disabling a wrench head, precluding further application of a torque to the work object, and causing shear of the wrench to occur either to the left or right of the longitudinal axis, and external to the mouth of the patient.
Abstract: A method of manufacture of 4-nitro-m-phenylenediamine sulfate is taught. The resultant compound is useful in the dyeing of keratinic fibers, particularly, human hair. It exhibits reduced toxicity and potential for damage to such fibers, and is easier to remove than are other known compounds.
Abstract: A dental implant includes a rigid body having axially symmetric and radially circumferential spiral pitch surfaces, in a range of about 22 to about 28 pitch surfaces per axial inch, an upper concave bevel surface above each pitch surface, which is longer than a lower bevel surface beneath each pitch surface, and an intersection of each plane of each pitch surface, and each plane of each lower bevel surface defining a total included angle in a range of about 90 to about 130 degrees, the rigid body having minor thread diameters at intersections, between pitch surfaces, of the upper and lower bevel surfaces, the pitch surfaces and the minor thread diameters defining, at any axial radius of the rigid body, a ratio of thread pitch to thread depth in a range of about 1.25:1 to about 1.40:1. Each of the lower bevel surfaces define a total included angle in a range of about 20 to about 30 degrees relative to any given axial radius of the implant at a minor thread diameter.
Abstract: A method of oven cooking includes the steps of (a) providing an oven housing including at least one opening for removal and insertion of products to be processed, the opening provide a continuous and uninterrupted fluid communication between a hollow interior of the housing and the atmosphere; providing, within the oven housing, a continuously rotatable horizontal food item support panel having a high thermal capacity reservoir; (c) providing, beneath the food item panel, a heat source in thermal communication with a bottom or interior surface of the panel in which heating capacity of the source increases progressively as a function of increase of radius from an axis of rotation of the food item panel; and (d) providing, at an upper and distal location within the oven housing and above a plane defined by the food item panel, at least one infrared radiant heating source to transmit infrared radiation downwardly to a distal area of the rotating supporting panel to define a region of intensified heating.
Abstract: A method of treatment of acne rosacea consists of the application, in the form of either a lotion or a cream, constituting a mixture of a therapeutically effective amount of invermectin in water, in the case of the lotion, and invermectin and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, in the case of the cream. Application to the affected area occurs daily for a period of one week and, thereafter, two to four times per month for a period of up to one year.
Abstract: A constructional component for a wall structure capable of resisting high gravity and lateral loads, both uniform and cyclical, is defined by a partially hollow building block having a generally solid rectangular exterior configuration in which one entire end surface of the building block exhibits a positive deep key geometry and the opposing end surface exhibits a negative deep key geometry, complemental to the positive geometry of the opposite end. Deep key interlocks also exist between opposing horizontal block surface. As partition between vertical cavities of the block narrows in the negative vertical direction. There is resultingly created a substantially rigid and load-resilient interlock between vertical and horizontal complemental surfaces when joined as components of a wall structure.
Abstract: A dental drill is formed of a solid elongate body, having a longitudinal shank including an axially disposed irrigation channel and a working portion having an annular boss and a neck of reduced radius relative to the boss, and a cutting region disposed distally of the neck, the cutting region including at least four axi-symmetric flutes formed upon lateral surfaces of the cutting region, each of the flutes defining co-axial peripheral profiles, each of the flutes separated by substantially co-axial channels, the working portion of the drill having an irrigation channel extending the entire length and having at least one outlet within each of the channels, the one outlet of each channel located proximally to a distal tip of the working portion, the tip defining a surface formed integrally and continuously with ends of the flutes and channels.
Abstract: A method of microwave cooking, heating and re-heating includes the steps of placing food to be cooked, heated or re-heated into a microwave compatible container having an open mouth thereof and, thereafter, applying over said mouth of said microwave compatible container an FDA grade waxpaper having a basis weight in a range of about 15/25 to about 30/40. Thereafter, the container is placed in a microwave oven for less than a prescribed period of heating for such food type and quantity. Alternatively, such FDA grade waxpaper may be tightly wrapped or enclosed about food to be heated and thereafter placed within a microwave oven, thereby dispensing with the use of any microwave compatible container.
Abstract: A method of using latex as a protective separator and release agent between a resin on-lay, in-lay, laminate, or other restorations, and a dental model or tooth to be restored includes the steps of applying the latex to a surface of the dental model preparation by substantially covering the surface area that is to contact and form the restoration, to prevent direct contact of thereto and with the dental model or tooth, while facilitating a mutual release of the elements after curing has occurred. The latex is in the form of an emulsion of about forty to about seventy percent of solids, the solids including a protein material within a water base in which such latex is primarily isoprene butyryl and about 0.04% to about 0.5% percent ammonium hydroxide, to a restoration-forming surface of a dental model of tooth preparation covering that area which is in contact with the resin or other material on-lay or in-lay designed for such fabrication.
Abstract: An air pumping station for a pneumatic toy vehicle powered by a re-fillable compressed air bottle or canister includes a stabilizing base having a flat ground engaging horizontal lateral bottom including a horizontal projecting geometry proportioned for placement under the feet of the user. The station also includes a fluid-tight vertical cylindrical housing. The station includes a reciprocating piston having a first end in fluid tight relation to interior walls of the housing and a second end defining hand-grippable pumping handles. The station has an air intake valve for the cylindrical housing. The pumping station includes an element for selectable clamping and unclamping of the toy vehicle to at least a first surface of the cylinder, however offset therefrom by a sufficient distance to avoid the reciprocal movement of the piston and grippable pumping handles. The cylinder includes an air exhaust aperture in fluid communication with the base of the cylinder.
January 28, 1999
Date of Patent:
June 27, 2000
SpinMaster Toys Ltd.
Charles D. Kownacki, Jeffrey G. Rehkemper, Ronnen Harary