Abstract: A therapeutic wrap designed to be applied to various portions of an individual, such as the neck and shoulders. The wrap contains a plurality of narrow channels into which a filler material, such as Basmati rice, is provided. Various herbs such as chamomile or lavender are also provided within each of the channels to allow for aromatherapy.
Abstract: A programmable command module for inputting a surface foot rating parameter into a device for controlling the spindle speed of a cutting tool. Based upon the surface foot rating, the proper speed of the spindle is determined with respect to a particular cutting tool parameter, such as the tool's diameter. The spindle speed setting is transmitted to an AC inverter which in turn controls the operation of an AC motor for rotating the spindle at its proper speed. Alternatively, a second embodiment of the present invention would include a programmed memory provided with the surface foot rating of a plurality of materials. Once the type of material, the type of tool operation, as well as the diameter of the cutting tool is inputted into this embodiment, the proper RPM speed of the spindle would be determined.
Abstract: A programmable command module for inputting a surface foot rating parameter into a device for controlling the spindle speed of a cutting tool. Based upon the surface foot rating, the proper speed of the spindle is determined with respect to a particular cutting tool parameter, such as the tool's diameter. The spindle speed setting is transmitted to an AC inverter which in turn controls the operation of an AC motor for rotating the spindle at its proper speed.
Abstract: A programmable customized universal digital listening system is provided with one or more digital signal processor chips which are implemented as one or more digital filters whose parameters are established by one or more erasable programmable read-only memories (EPROMs). The information included in the EPROMs directed to the parameters of the digital filters are determined based upon the user's response to various audio signals provided from an audiologist. Based upon these responses, the EPROMs are programmed. Additionally, this listening system is provided with an additional digital filter which changes its responses based upon the frequency of any background noise.
May 17, 1995
Date of Patent:
March 4, 1997
The University of New Mexico
Neeraj Magotra, T. Raj Natarajan, Frank Livingston, Sarala R. Gopalan
Abstract: A zero-pressure accumulating conveyor including a bed defined by rotatable rollers mounted in parallel sidewalls and powered by an endless drive chain. Pneumatic actuators lift the drive chain into engagement with the rollers to empower same. Sensor rollers divide the bed into distinct zones. Sensor rollers are retained in operative position relative to the conveyor bed by unique sensor brackets. A primary sensor roller bracket includes a bore with a piston movable there within; the cooperating secondary sensor roller bracket is spring biased in a first direction. Valves, and pneumatic circuitry controlled by such valves, extend along the length of the conveyor. Such valves are operated by the primary sensor roller brackets to regulate the flow of air pressure into the bores of the brackets and into the actuators. The actuators, when the pressure therein is bled-off, allow the chain in a particular zone to drop out of contact with the rotatable rollers.
December 10, 1992
Date of Patent:
December 10, 1996
Western Atlas, Inc.
Martin A. Heit, John J. Wilkins, William C. Rau
Abstract: A rack and screen assembly for converting gas grilles into charcoal and/or wood burning stations. The assembly is fabricated from high temperature stainless steel, so that the assembly, when heated to its cooking temperature, retains such elevated temperature for an extended period of time. The rack includes an open frame with runner legs at its lower end, that sit atop the cylindrical tubes of conventional gas grilles. Braces extend transversely across the open frame to reinforce same, and ledges are defined at the upper ends of the open frame. The perforated metal screen is inserted into the upper end of the frame until the screen rests upon the ledges. When the screen is damaged, or wears out, the damaged screen is lifted out of the frame and replaced, manually, in a simple fashion and without resort to manual tools.
Abstract: A grinding machine provided with a spindle rotating under the influence of a cantilever mounted rare earth permanent magnet motor. Hydrostatic fluid film bearings are provided between the ends of the spindle and a bronze bearing to support the spindle in such a manner so as to eliminate wear. A single oil reservoir is used to supply oil to the hydrostatic bearings, as well as to the cooling jacket of the motor.
Abstract: A tap connector provided with upper and lower body portions, each of the body portions including opposed concave seating surfaces adapted to hold a conductor having a first diameter. The upper and lower portions are provided with a tongue and groove combination parallel to the concave seating surfaces to hold a conductor having a second diameter less in size than the first diameter. This tongue and groove combination provides an anti-rotating feature.
Abstract: A grounding clamp for permitting the grounding of an electrical cable provided with a 2-hole compression connector allowing the grounding of this cable to a metallic pipe. A mechanical clamp provided with a saddle portion and one or more U-bolts is mounted to the pipe. The mechanical clamp is provided with a mounting pad onto which the compression conductor is also mounted. A connection system is provided between the mounting pad and the compression lug allowing the electrical cable to be angled at different directions with respect to the metallic pipe.
Abstract: A grounding connector capable of being clamped by compression forces to a tapered metallic flange of an I-beam. The grounding connector is rectangular when viewed in side elevation and has an upwardly opening, tapered slot that accepts the metal flange. Threaded holes extend upwardly from the bottom of the connector to allow contact screws to be advanced therethrough to establish contact therewith. The need for brazing or welding a connector to the flange is eliminated.
Abstract: An H-shaped compressible connector having a main body and two pairs of opposed legs extending in opposite directions from the main body. Each pair of opposed legs is provided with one leg which is curved inwardly with respect to the second leg. During the crimping process, this curved leg would move below the interior surface of the second leg in each pair, thereby providing a completely closed connector for various conductor sizes.
Abstract: A compressible electrical connector having slots or channels for the inclusion of two or more conductors therein. One or more surfaces of the connector are provided with an extruded groove having a tying device press-fitted therein. After the conductors are inserted into the various slots or channels of the connector, the tying device would be tied or twisted around each end of the conductor bundles prior to implementing the crimping process.
Abstract: A switchmode DC to AC converter, and particularly a master-slave half-bridge converter. The slave half-bridge power converter is controlled by a lower power self-oscillating half-bridge master converter. More particularly, the invention pertains to a high frequency ballast for gas discharge devices, especially, for high pressure sodium lamps, completed by a high voltage ignition apparatus.
Abstract: Several embodiments of ammunition supply indicating systems for firearms are disclosed. Each system (1) counts, either automatically or manually, the number of rounds in a magazine introduced into the firearm, (2) detects the movement of a reciprocally movable slide in the firearm to increment a count of "one" for the round entering the firing chamber, and (3) electronically combines the two digits, and (4) displays same on a display panel. The display panel is situated in a thin housing secured to the firearm along the line of sight of the user. A running total of the number of rounds remaining in the firearm is visible to the user. Slide movement may be detected by magnetic, mechanical, optical, or electrical devices, while the number of rounds remaining in the magazine may be monitored by position switches operated by the follower within the magazine.
Abstract: An electrical connector characterized by a receptacle containing a plurality of female contacts having redundant contact portions and wiping capabilities with respect to male pins adapted to be inserted into the receptacle. Depending contact portions on the female contacts allow th receptacle to be separably electrically connected to a printed circuit board.
Abstract: A float/guide member is provided with contact receiving cavities for receiving the contact members of an electrical connector. The contact receiving cavities are provided with a portion which is oversized with respect to the size of the contact members, thereby allowing the electrical connector to float laterally with respect to the float/guide member by floating or bending of the contact members within the enlarged portions of the contact receiving cavities.
June 21, 1989
Date of Patent:
September 4, 1990
Edward W. D. Hill, William P. Buckley, Robert Hennessey
Abstract: An electrical connector for connecting a first conductor to a second conductor. The electrical connector includes a generally E-shaped body which defines first and second conductor receiving cavities for accommodating the respective conductors. An intermediate member extends generally centrally in the interior of the body member, serving to separate the conductor receiving cavities. The body member is provided with an opening communicating with the conductor receiving cavities, by means of which the conductors are adapted to be positioned within the cavities. A plurality of rib members project from the body member into each of the cavities, and are deformable under pressure to vary the size of the cavities.
Abstract: An electrical connector for connecting a first conductor to a second conductor. The electrical connector includes a generally C-shaped body which defines first and second conductor receiving cavities for accomodating the respective conductors. The body member is provided with an opening communicating with the conductor receiving cavities, by means of which the condutors are adapted to be positioned within the cavities. An integral hingedly connected retaining member is associated with one of the conductor receiving cavities whereby, once a conductor has been placed in the latter cavity, the retaining member may be manually rotated to a position wherein it secured the condcutor in the cavity. The connector is then intended to be placed over a second conductor, such that the second conductor is received in the other conductor receiving cavity. The connector is adapted to be compressed, by means of a compression tool, so as to substantially close the opening in the body member.
Abstract: An artificial crab lure in the configuration of a natural crab body being formed entirely as a unitary member of a soft resilient molding. The crab body is defined by a center body portion, a pair of eyes, front claws and a plurality of legs. An integral shank portion projects outwardly from the center body and is adapted to have the straight portion of a hook passed therethrough. The claws, legs and shank are adapted for up and down, side to side, and rotational movements with respect to the center body portion such that the crab body, when placed in water, simulates the movement of a living crab. The molding may be colorized by dyes and pigments, and may have light-reflective particles randomly dispersed therethrough.
Abstract: A dispensing closure characterized by a cap base member adapted to be associated with a container, and a cap lid member mounted on the cap base member for rotation with respect to the cap base member. The cap lid member is adapted to assume a closed position, wherein it closes off a first dispensing opening formed in the cap base member, and is intended to be rotated upwardly with respect to the cap base member from the closed position to an open position wherein the first dispensing is uncovered. A second dispensing opening is formed in the cap lid member, overlying the first dispensing opening when the cap lid member is in the closed position. The second dispensing opening is normally closed off and sealed by means of a spout member which is rotatably mounted on the cap lid member. The spout member is adapted to be rotated from the latter closed position to an open position wherein a longitudinal passage in the spout member is aligned with the second dispensing opening.