Abstract: A heating cabinet is formed of inner and outer side and bottom walls defining an antechamber between them which communicates only at the bottom wall portion with a rear air passage chamber formed between the inner and outer rear walls. A one-piece U-shaped heater of meander-like shape is contained in the antechamber spaced from the walls thereof.
Abstract: The wheeled frame remaining after removal of the detachable cargo container, is gripped by clamping mechanism of a carrying unit mounted on a tractor or lift truck, then elevated above the ground and pivoted from its normal horizontal disposition to vertical position, and then transported to a multiple storage unit where it is deposited and retained in the vertical position removably in one of a plurality of compartments making up the storage unit. A plurality of such wheeled frames may be stored in this manner by deposit in successive ones of the compartments, and they are removed from the compartment in the reverse order of deposit.
Abstract: A vehicle tow bar comprises a longitudinally extending, tubular cross bar mounted laterally across the front of the vehicle to be towed, the cross bar mounting for longitudinal movement thereon, pivotal rotation thereabout, and laterally pivotal movement relative thereto, a longitudinally extensible, two section telescoping reach having a hitch coupler mounted on its forwardmost end arranged for connection to an associated hitch ball component on a tow vehicle. A pair of tow chains connect opposite longitudinal ends of the cross bar to the forwardmost end of the reach and are arranged to become taut when the reach is extended to a desired maximum length. A locking screw on the rear section of the reach releasably engages the forward section of the reach to move the latter forwardly in order to tension the chains attached thereto and to prevent inward collapsing of the telescoping sections.
Abstract: A two-way gang plow is provided with a main support frame arranged for connection to a conventional three point hitch of a tractor. The forwardmost pair of plow bottoms are secured in fixed position on a portion of the roll-over plow frame that is fixed against angular adjustment relative to the longitudinal direction of movement of the plow by the tractor. The pairs of plow bottoms trailing the forwardmost pair are mounted on a plow frame that is pivoted to the fixed roll-over frame section for angular adjustment relative to the longitudinal axis of the main frame and hence the direction of the movement of the tractor. The pairs of plow bottoms rearwardly of the forward most pair also are mounted on the angularly adjustable frame for pivotal movement relative to said frame, for adjusting the land sides of the plow bottoms relative to said angularly adjustable frame.
Abstract: Advertising in the sky is produced by a plurality of fog emitting nozzles, for example each at the outlet of a canister containing fog producing material under pressure, which canisters are supported in spaced apart relation along a length of a winch line cable suspended from an aircraft. Each nozzle is controlled by a solenoid valve, the solenoid of which is activated on a timed schedule predetermined to contribute to the production of one or more letters, numerals, and/or designs in the sky in the creation of advertising material.
Abstract: A vine stabilizing attachment for a vine row crop upright harvester comprises a pair of support beams configured for mounting on opposite sides of the infeed throat portion of the harvester, the support beams mounting a stabilizer apparatus arranged to engage a portion of a vine row forwardly of the shaker mechanism of the harvester and support said forward portion of the vine row against movement during shaking of vines rearwardly thereof by the shaking mechanism of the harvester. The stabilizer apparatus may be pairs of rods, or plates arranged to press vines between them to prevent them from shaking while adjacent rearward vines are being shaken to harvest the fruit. The stabilizer apparatus alternatively may be vine wire dampener rollers arranged to bear against the vine wire forwardly of the portion of the vine row being shaken.
Abstract: A trailer frame storage system comprises a plurality of storage units connected closely together in laterally spaced apart condition, each storage unit having a plurality of longitudinally spaced, folding trailer frame support arms each arranged to receive and support a trailer frame for storage in a substantially vertical position in which the trailer frame is rested on its rear end on the ground and its forward end extends upwardly. Each arm is extended, one at a time from rear to front, by movement of the next rearward arm to fully extended position as a trailer frame is rested against it, the frames being transported longitudinally into the storage unit, successively filling the unit from the rear end to the front end. Removal of the stored trailer frames follows the reverse order, and removal of each frame results in it engaging the next adjacent forward arm from which a trailer frame has been removed, to cause said forward arm to be moved toward retracted position.
February 16, 1983
Date of Patent:
October 29, 1985
Scott S. Corbett, Jr., Lynn F. Perrott
Scott S. Corbett, Jr., Lynn F. Perrott, William L. Reiersgaard
Abstract: A fluid treatment system utilizes a circulating pump and an ozone generator arranged to receive atmospheric air and emit ozone-rich air into a delivery pipe which is connected to the upstream, suction side of the circulating pump, for introducing ozone-rich air to the fluid to be treated prior to the fluid entering the pump, whereupon complete mixing and dispersement of the ozone through the fluid is achieved. The ozone generator comprises at least one pair and preferably a plurality of pairs of spaced flat plate electrodes, one of each pair being of smaller longitudinal and lateral dimensions than the other and one of the electrodes of each pair also being provided with a plurality of dimpled projections on its surface facing the other electrode of its pair. Air passageways are arranged to extend between each electrode pair so as to expose the entire surface area of the electrodes to the air moving therebetween.
Abstract: An overhead door, particularly intended for use in a structure having a wide opening, includes an upper section pivotally mounted by hinges to the header beam of the structure, and a taller lower section pivotally mounted to the bottom of the upper section by hinges. Guide tracks are mounted on the side door jambs of the building, and guide rollers are mounted adjacent each lateral side edge of the lower section arranged to be movably captured by the guide tracks during folding and unfolding of the door in opening and closing. A plurality of lift cables are connected at one of their ends to laterally spaced positions along the width of the lower door section and at the same height preferably above its vertical midpoint but below the point where the upper and lower sections are hinged together by a distance equal to or greater than the height of the upper section. The opposite ends of the lift cables are connected to a counterbalance.
Abstract: Particulate dielectric material is processed by radio frequency (RF) energy while being simultaneously conveyed from an inlet to an outlet, by disposing the transmitting and receiving electrodes of an RF generator diametrically opposite each other on the outside of a conveyor tube containing a screw conveyor, both the tube and screw being made of dielectric material. A fiberoptic probe is located at one end to sense the temperature of the particulate material in the conveyor tube and is connected at the opposite end to an infrared sensor which provides an electric output signal proportional to the sensed temperature. This output signal is coupled to a set point controller which provides an electric output signal representing a small temperature range above and below a selected set point temperature, and the latter output signal is coupled to a duty cycle regulator which operates to regulate the "on" time of the RF generator.
Abstract: A telescopic hydraulic cylinder comprises a hollow base member arranged to be supported pivotally on a mount, as by trunnions, the base member including a removable end closure at its rearward end. The interior surface of the base member incorporates a set of machined grooves which removably mount a set of rings that act as a stop, a fluid seal, a bearing and a wiper for the largest of a plurality of telescoping cylinder stages each incorporating a similar set of internal machined grooves and rings which cooperate with the adjacent smaller stage. The smallest stage receives a piston closed at its forward end which mounts a connector for attachment to a load to be moved.
Abstract: The archery bowsight includes a base plate arranged for removable attachment to the handle portion of a bow and supporting a longitudinally extendable mounting arm which mounts at its forward end a horizontally adjustable bowsight windage carriage which, in turn, mounts an elevation carriage provided for micrometrically graduated vertical movement perpendicular to the plane of movement of the aforesaid windage carriage. An elongated sight pin mounting block mounts a plurality of sighting pins for individual adjustment parallel and perpendicular to the longitudinal dimension of the block in order to provide yardage and elevation adjustment of each pin for sighting on targets of various distances while also providing for horizontal adjustment of each pin for various windage conditions.
Abstract: A fluidized bed combustion apparatus in which in the free-board above the bed at least one system of plates or baffles inclined with respect to the vertical is arranged so that at least one upwardly directed channel having internally at least one group of two opposed arrays of superimposed inclined plates is formed, which plates at least alternately extend obliquely downwardly from the outside to the inside and are closely connected with the outer boundary of the channel. Preferably all plates of each array extend obliquely downwardly at an angle with the vertical within 20.degree.-50.degree. from the outside to the inside from a vertical wall defining said channel whereas the plates of the one array are off-set over a distance "s" in the vertical direction with respect to the plates of the other array.
February 15, 1984
Date of Patent:
August 6, 1985
Nederlandse Centrale Organisatie Voor Toegepast
Max L. G. Van Gasselt, Louis M. Rappoldt
Abstract: Miniature electronic component parts such as capacitors or resistors are end conductively coated by use of a part handling plate having a multiplicity of passageways therethrough with walls coated by resilient material to grip the parts. A bank of pins in a press (a) are used to move the parts in the passageways, (b) are used to load the parts into the passageways through the use of a loading plate housing part receiving openings filled with parts by the use of vibration equipment, and (c) are used to discharge the parts from the passageways into the recesses of an unloading plate. The parts are moved in the passageways first to expose one end to be coated and then second to expose the other end of the parts to be coated.
Abstract: A wheeled vehicle mounts a rotary framework providing a plurality of longitudinally extending, peripheral and inner compartments for the removable storage of a multiplicity of hay bales or like objects. The framework is rotated by a driven endless chain wrapped about the framework centrally of the longitudinal ends thereof. Communication between the peripheral and inner compartments is controlled by movable gates operated selectively by spring-loaded latching mechanism at predetermined intervals of rotation of the framework. A longitudinally extending, reversibly movable feed conveyor below the framework registers with each of the peripheral compartments selectively for moving bales to and from the compartments. The arcuate shields extend from the opposite sides of the feed conveyor upwardly to form with the latter a semicircular shield surrounding the lower half of the framework to confine the bales in the lower peripheral compartments.
February 16, 1984
Date of Patent:
June 25, 1985
Frank Cawrse, George F. Cawrse, Frank W. Cawrse
Abstract: A double acting telescopic hydraulic cylinder comprises a hollow base member arranged to be supported pivotally and including a removably end closure at its inner end. The interior surface of the base member incorporates a set of machined grooves which removably mount a set of rings that act as a stop, a fluid seal, a bearing and a wiper for the largest of a plurality of telescoping cylinder stages each incorporating a similar set of internal machined grooves and rings which cooperate with the adjacent smaller stage. The smallest telescopic cylinder stage receives a hollow telescopic piston stage closed at its inner and outer ends. An internal groove on the inner end of each telescoping cylinder stage removably mounts a lifting ring for engaging the next smaller stage. An external groove on the inner end of each stage removably mounts a guide bearing ring for cooperation at its forward end with the stop ring of the adjacent larger stage.
Abstract: Multiple ply corrugated or solid fibre paperboard having any desired number of plies is made by adding to the delivery end of conventional corrugator or paster apparatus, between the cut-off section and the stacker section, a glue applicator system controlled, preferably by computer program, to apply glue only to the desired areas of those outfeeding paperboard sheets which are to be bonded together to form the desired multiple ply paperboard. The glued and unglued paperboard sheets proceed to the stacker section where they are stacked one upon another. The paperboard sheets having an interface of glue are bonded together to form the multiple ply end product and the paperboard sheets having no glue interface allow subsequent separation of the plurality of multiple ply corrugated paperboard end products in the stack. Offsetter mechanism is provided to offset corresponding margins of certain plies of a group before depositing them in the stacker, to form a splice joint.
Abstract: The eyelet opening of an eyelet-type trailer hitch is intercepted by a plug comprising two cap sections of sufficient size to overlie the opposite ends of the eyelet opening without passing through, each section mounting one component of a padlock in which the bail component is completely removable from the padlock body component. Secured to each cap section is a shielding sleeve surrounding the associated padlock component and configured to extend into the eyelet opening. When the padlock components are put into locking engagement through the eyelet opening, the cap sections are releasably secured together to block said opening against the insertion of an associated latch component of the hitch.
Abstract: An inlet gas pressure passageway is associated with the movable mold section of a molding press and terminates at and therefore in the plane of the surface of said movable mold section which confronts the surface of the fixed mold section of the press. An outlet gas pressure passageway is associated with the fixed mold section and terminates at and therefore in the plane of the surface of said fixed mold section in alignment with the inlet passageway opening. Air or other gas under a predetermined superatmospheric is applied to the inlet passageway for delivery to the outlet passageway, and the latter is connected to a pressure switch operable at said predetermined gas pressure to effect application of high hydraulic closing pressure to the movable mold section.