Abstract: An articulated band of the invention is formed of a lineal array of metallic elements arranged in a repeating pattern. The elements are separably bonded to one another through magnetic forces acting therebetween. The band is characterized in that it is free of pins and other mechanical structural agents for interconnecting the band elements to one another. The configuration of the elements themselves is such that each has at least two surfaces, and such that these surfaces include one which is curved or arcuate. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the elements include cylinders and discs which are of the same diameters. The cylinders and discs are so arranged that their axes are parallel to one another. In a closed loop configuration, the band exhibits aesthetic design features and finds use as a bracelet.
Abstract: There is described a multi-configurational, multi-functional electrical lighting fixture for high-abuse application and structured for surface mounting. The fixture includes a lens of U.V. stabilized, high impact-resistant, injection molded polycarbonate plastics, integrally formed with two selective, separate and distinct, high-performance reflector/refractor surface systems carried by the single lens, as separate zonal areas. The first system generates a long and narrow "throw", and the second system a short and wide "throw". A molded, opaque "eyelid" provides optimum lamp shielding and controls light distribution. The lens surmounts a lens base to which it is secured by means of unique internal, integrally-molded lugs received in cooperating hook-shaped slots. An 0-ring gasket establishes a water-tight seal. Unlocking of the assembly is deterred by means of a single, tamper-resistant screw. The lens base is mounted on a deep casting, with or without an interposed cast aluminum baseplate.
Abstract: A closure assembly to facilitate the sealing of each of a series of necked containers, each of different body configurations and contours, with the same hinged lid. The invention thus obviates the need for relatively complex and costly molds and effects substantial savings in manufacturing costs. The first component of the closure assembly is an adapter for mounting on a given particular container. The adapter includes a skirt for sleeved securement onto the neck of the container. A plate of the adapter overlies the container neck and is formed with a through port for discharge therethrough of material stored in the container. A second component of the closure assembly consists of a lid assembly, the same lid assembly being readily attachable to each of the different adapters, and, thus, to each of the different containers. The lid assembly includes a cover overlying the plate of the cap.
Abstract: A container for housing fluid material to be dispensed in incremental amounts. A conduit integrally formed with the container and in fluid-flow communication therewith serves to deliver material from the container upon generation of gaseous pressure within the body of the container above the physical level of the material stored therein. The container also includes a restricted filling port fitted with a closure cap. Interposed between the port and the body of the container, in coaxial disposition therewith, is a bellows assembly. The latter surmounts the container in fluid communication therewith, whereby application of manual or digital pressure downwardly upon the capped container effects physical compression of the bellows to force a volume-controlled and repetitively-rerproducible, incremental quantity of stored material from an open, exposed end of the fluid-delivery conduit for use.