Abstract: An alcohol mixture suitable for combining with gasoline is produced by contacting synthesis gas at elevated temperature and pressure with an oxide complex catalyst containing copper, thorium, an alkali metal and at least one other specific element.
Abstract: Anti-rotation device consists of a thin washer having a pair of circumferentially and radially spaced tabs protruding axially from one side thereof which are adapted to be received in the gaps in the inner and outer rings, respectively, of a circumferential ring seal to prevent the gaps from aligning themselves. The tabs are desirably located approximately 180.degree. apart to keep the ring gaps on diametrically opposite sides of the seal.
Abstract: A method for treating wood with an aqueous composition having fungicidal and insecticidal properties. The aqueous composition comprises(a) at least one oil-soluble metal salt of an organic carboxylic acid having fungicidal properties wherein the metal is zinc, chromium, iron, antimony, lead, mercury or a mixture thereof,(b) at least one halopyridyl phosphate of the formula ##STR1## wherein R represents a halopyridyl group, Z represents oxygen or sulfur, and each R' is independently a lower alkoxy, amino or lower alkylamino group,(c) at least one surfactant, and(d) from about 60 to 99% of water.Such compositions penetrate into both dry and green wood rather readily, and the result is wood which is resistant to fungi and insects.
Abstract: A structure is provided to enable small children to sit safely on top of a water closet (W.C.) bowl, such structure comprising two legs between which--at a height slightly above the height of a standard W.C. bowl--there is provided a seat with an aperture small enough to prevent an infant to slip therethrough, the said seat extending horizontally away from the said legs, there being further provided, extending horizontally in opposite direction to that of the seat, and at a lower level relative to the seat, a step onto which an infant can step and from the upright position on the step can comfortably sit down on the seat.
Abstract: A control actuation system for an aircraft including an electromechanically controlled, hydraulically powered actuator for driving a main control valve of a dual hydraulic servo-actuator control system. The actuator includes a tandem piston connected to the main control valve which is controllably positioned by a staged valve of relatively short stroke whereby a force motor of minimum size and energy requirements may be used to directly drive the valve. The staged valve includes a linearly movable valve plunger for simultaneously controlling the differential application of fluid pressure from respective hydraulic systems on opposed pressure surfaces of respective piston sections to cause movement of the piston in response to relatively short axial movement of the valve plunger as long as at least one hydraulic system remains operative.
Abstract: A two pole stationary coil rotary magnet motor which provides for increased work and reduced rotary inertia. The motor consists of two main assemblies, a rotor assembly contained within a rotor casing and a stator and housing assembly surrounding the rotor casing. One end of the casing is closed, whereas the other end is open to eliminate the need for a dynamic shaft seal. Fluid enters the casing at the open end thereof to provide a lubricating fluid for the rotor bearings and a heat conductive path. The rotor casing isolates the critical movement of the rotor from the contaminated atmosphere of the stator environment and allows replacement of the stator assembly without disturbing the rotor assembly. A permanent magnet rotor may be formed using one or more rare earth magnets which may be suitably bonded to the rotor shaft. A protective cover surrounds the rotor magnets to eliminate potential rotor magnet breakage contamination.
April 7, 1983
Date of Patent:
August 6, 1985
Robert D. Vanderlaan, John W. Meulendyk
Abstract: A method of making repairs in sheet metal including cutting out the damaged metal, forming recesses around the perimeter of the hole formed by cutting away the damaged metal and attaching a patch behind the hole by means of fasteners whose heads are received in the recesses. A plastic filler material may then be used to fill the recesses and to bring the patch up to the level of the surrounding sheet metal.
Abstract: A process for impregnating green wood with oil-soluble metal salts is described. The method comprises(a) contacting the green wood with an aqueous system comprising(i) water,(ii) at least one oil-soluble metal salt of an organic carboxylic acid, and(iii) at least one surfactantfor a period of time sufficient to enable the metal salt to penetrate into the wood, and(b) removing the wood from contact with the aqueous system. Good penetration of the metal salt into the green wood is realized by this method when conducted under vacuum, at atmospheric pressure or at elevated pressures. Preferably, the metal salt is a preservative such as a fungicide, and the aqueous system also contains other desirable components such as fire retardants, coloring agents and insecticides.
Abstract: Electrolytic capacitor cells of paste electrode type are formed integrally in a composite or laminated belt in a predetermined pattern and subsequently severed or otherwise separated therefrom to provide a plurality of individual cells or stacked cell sets of desired shape. The belt includes at least one inner sheet of ion conducting/electron insulating material, outer sheets of electron conducting material, and intermediate sheets of insulating gasket material respectively interposed between the inner sheet and respective outer sheets. Each intermediate sheet has a plurality of holes arranged in a predetermined pattern and aligned with the holes in the other intermediate sheet for accommodating respective electrodes of a like number of pairs which have opposite surfaces in operative contact with the inner and respective outer sheets.
Abstract: Mop swab includes a threaded center stud supported by a support strip which extends transversely of the mop head and has mop cords covering both the side edges and ends of the support strip. The center stud is located in the approximate center of the length of the support strip, and the ends of the support strip extend in opposite directions beyond the center stud for a substantial portion of the width of the mop head to provide adequate support therefor. The support strip is secured in place intermediate the mop cords by a tape headband which is wrapped around the mop cords and support strip therebetween and stitched to the mop cords by a plurality of rows of stitching extending entirely through the headband and mop cords adjacent the opposite side edges and ends of the support strip.
Abstract: Acid-curable, condensation-type resins, particularly phenolic resin prepolymers and urea-formaldehyde and/or furfuryl alcohol-formaldehyde modified phenolic resin prepolymers, have improved properties when admixed with a dibasic acid di-ester of the compositionR.sup.1 O.sub.2 C(CH.sub.2).sub.n CO.sub.2 R.sup.2where n is from 1 to 8, R.sup.1 is furfuryl, and R.sup.2 is furfuryl or methyl. The di-esters are preferably added in the amount of 5-35%, by weight of total composition. These compositions are particularly useful in the preparation of sand cores and molds for foundry use which have improved strength and hardness.The dibasic acid di-esters of the compositionR.sup.1 O.sub.2 C(CH.sub.2).sub.n CO.sub.2 R.sup.2where n is from 1 to 8, R.sup.1 is furfuryl, and R.sup.2 is furfuryl or methyl are not reported in the literature and are novel compounds. These di-esters are oily liquids having high boiling points and are particularly useful as resin modifiers, diluents and plasticizers.
Abstract: Continuous strip accumulator includes a convolution transfer annulus providing for controlled expansion and contraction of the stored convolutions between inner and outer sections within the accumulator. During mill match operation of the accumulator, the convolution transfer annulus is retained against movement but still provides support for the strip material as it moves from the inner section to the outer section. A differential drive between the entry and exit pinch rolls provides for mechanical synchronous operation of the entry and exit pinch rolls during the mill match mode. During the welding mode, when it is desired to replenish the supply of strip material, movement of the incoming strip is stopped and the convolution transfer annulus is driven by the differential drive in a direction causing positive transfer of the convolutions from the outer section to the inner section in mechanical synchronism with the exit pinch rolls to provide a continuous uninterrupted supply of strip material to the mill.
June 23, 1983
Date of Patent:
July 16, 1985
Guild International Inc.
Christopher C. Cooper, Dimitri Economou
Abstract: Apparatus for cleaning the annular bead seating profile of a tire rim. The tire rim is supported with the central axis of the rim disposed in a predetermined orientation. A cleaning brush is rotatable about an axis, and means are provided for rotating the cleaning brush about the axis. Means are provided for supporting the cleaning brush in an orientation in which it engages the bead seating profile at the outer peripheral surface of the tire rim as the cleaning brush rotates about its axis.
Abstract: A pop-up, rotating nozzle in a tire curing press provides for dispersed and uniform introduction of fluid media into the upper containment portion of a curing and shaping bladder during tire cure and cooling, and yet allows for relatively close spacing of upper and lower bladder clamps such as during bladder insertion and stripping operations. The nozzle has an outlet head in communication with the interior of the bladder and a supply stem mounted in a lower bladder clamp and porting assembly of the press for both axial and rotational movement. The nozzle is movable against a spring biasing force by the upper bladder clamp to a lowermost retracted position which allows the bladder clamps to be axially spaced apart a distance substantially less than their axial spacing during cure.
January 23, 1984
Date of Patent:
July 9, 1985
Anand P. Singh, Virgil Y. Blosser, Thomas A. Crumbacher
Abstract: A method and apparatus for printing directly onto a surface employs a printing plate through which pigmented fluid passes directly onto such surface and a reservoir for supplying a highly uniform distribution of pigmented fluid preferably at a relatively accurately controlled pressure to the printing plate. A plurality of minute openings through the printing plate forming a printing image thereon controllably pass the pigmented fluid directly onto such surface. These openings may be tapered to reduce misting and to facilitate breaking surface tension as pigmented fluid is transferred directly to the surface. The reservoir may be a porous, permeable sintered titanium cylinder about which the printing plate is mounted. Moreover, the invention includes a method of forming such a printing plate employing optical, and preferably laser, scanning techniques so that the printing image on the printing plate accurately represents the original image.
Abstract: A ground rod electrical connection bracket (10) includes a bent sheet metal receiving member (12), the end (13) of which are bent into opposed semi-cylindrical shapes and provided with screw threads (18). The ends (13) are provided with a rim (19) and by pinching the ends, a ring (14) may be positioned behind the rim around the semi-cylindrical ends. A corrosion resistant bolt (17) engages the screw threads to clamp a connecting wire (16) against the ground rod (15). The connecting wire is seated between the ground rod and an acute corner (22) of the receiving member.
Abstract: A roof flashing and method of making same in which both the collar and base member of the flashing are made of elastomeric material. The base member is molded first and has an opening therein surrounded by a stepped flange provided with a series of circumferential slots therein. The collar is molded onto the base member during a subsequent molding operation in which the material of the collar is injected through the slots and completely around the top, bottom and inner side edge of the flange to form a series of closed loops thus providing a positive mechanical lock between the collar and base member. Also, the heat of the elastomeric material of the collar during the second stage molding process causes some melting of the elastomeric material of the base member whereby the collar and base are also fused together.
Abstract: A hot air modulating valve for mixing hot air with cold air flowing in a duct, the modulating valve having a torque motor operated pilot valve to position the modulator valve to maintain a predetermined temperature of the hot air-cold air mixture. The temperature of the mixture is sensed by a thermistor which in conjunction with a tri-mode (proportional plus integral plus derivative) electronic controller which provides an input current signal to the torque motor to position the modulator valve in proportion to the input current signal, produces zero steady state errors, and provides an anticipation effect to compensate for control system time lags. The controller has auxiliary inputs which when exceeding predetermined values switch the air mixture temperature at the thermistor to a lower setting. The modulating valve has a relatively low gain during the initial portion of its opening stroke to improve system dynamic stability and has a position feedback to the torque motor operated pilot valve.
Abstract: In an electrolytic capacitor, there is provided an improved header for closing the open end of a capacitor can. The header includes a rigid insulating or metal body having at least one terminal passing therethrough, and a resilient elastomeric cover having inner and side walls molded about respective surfaces of the body and a tubular terminal sealing portion molded interiorly about a hole in the body through which the terminal passes. The tubular portion has formed at its inner annular wall a plurality of axially spaced apart annular sealing beads which annularly engage the terminal with compressive force to effect respective axially spaced apart line seals. When assembled under compression between axially spaced components of the can, the inner and side walls of the cover cooperate with such components to provide plural seals against leakage of electrolyte from the can about the rigid body while the tubular portion seals against leakage at the terminal.
Abstract: Plastic tubing of extruded polybutylene and the like has an end reformed into a structural bulb sealing surface which includes a stop flange permitting the tube to be drawn into sealing engagement with a mating part. The tube end is reformed in a press or jig which includes two molds, with the tube end projecting through one mold and toward the other. The other mold is normally chilled or cooled but includes an I.D. mandrel or pin projecting therefrom. The pin is insulated from the other mold. The pin may be heated and/or cooled during the reforming cycle of the process to enable uniform heating of the projecting tube end from both the inside (I.D.) and outside (O.D.) of the tube end. The process and apparatus of the invention provides a more uniform and integral reformed tube end. The cycle time of the process may also be reduced resulting in greater productivity with less energy consumption.