Abstract: An electrical connector for a multi-pin electric plug comprises a first member (1) having a leg (2) and a U-shaped recess (3) in which a second member (5) engages to grip an electrical conductor therebetween. The second member (5) is pivotally mounted on the first member (1), such that, upon attempted withdrawal of the conductor, the two members (1, 5) are urged together to grip the conductor more firmly therebetween. The connector is shown in the closed position. In order to connect an electrical conductor, the second member (5) is pivoted upwardly and the conductor is laid across the base of the recess (3) and out through a slot (4) in the first member. the second member is then pivoted back into the position shown to trap the conductor between the first and second members.
Abstract: A one or more player board game and tally pieces. The board has a flat triangular playing surface divided into a triangular grid of 6 on a side to provide a total of 21 intersections corresponding to the absolute number of combinations on the faces of a pair of cubic dice, each having 6 faces with numbers thereon of from 1 through 6 on the faces of each die. When a player rolls the dice, a marker is placed at the intersection of the horizontal line corresponding to the number on one die, usually the low number, according to the numbers along the left edge of the triangle and the upwardly sloping line to the left from the bottom edge of the triangle. There is only one position on the tally board to be tallied for each different value of the dice. A player is permitted to tally each throw of the dice until a repeat is thrown and then the tally is made and the dice are relinquished to the next player.
Abstract: A portable pill storage and dispensing device adapted to record the time one or more pills are dispensed on demand or emits a time alarm as a reminder which events are recorded for future interrogation and where a novel pill-retaining cavity closure is selectively activated to disperse one or more pills. The device consists of a keyboard assembly which also stores and dispenses the pills and an electronic assembly which records the data regarding key closures whenever a pill is dispensed.
June 18, 1984
Date of Patent:
May 5, 1987
Advanced Technology Products, Inc.
James L. Wolf, Alan S. Bardwick, Daniel V. Sallis
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