Abstract: An apparatus for pivotally mounting an outboard fishing motor, such as a shaft-mounted submersible electric motor, on the bow of a fishing boat or the like for pivotal movement between an operative position wherein the motor is held in the water and a non-operative raised position. The apparatus comprises an elongated mounting frame, a slide block carried by the mounting frame, and a bracket pivotally carried by the slide block for supporting the shaft of the motor. A power control system is provided which includes a reversible electric motor and cable arrangement for selectively translating the slide block in either direction, and a pivoting and lifting arrangement is included which serves to lift the outboard motor into its raised position overlying the mounting frame.
March 27, 1975
Date of Patent:
April 6, 1976
Interstate Industries, Inc.
John O. Brock, Marmion Dean Davis, James Robert Wray
Abstract: Clamping apparatus for quickly and accurately positioning and maintaining a pair of workpieces, such as mitered end picture frame moldings or the like, in desired, generally end-to-end, angularly related positions and being characterized by evenly and resiliently applying clamping forces and positioning forces to the pair of workpieces regardless of slight variations in width of the workpieces, as follows. Backstops receive the outer longitudinal side edges of each of the workpieces and are mounted in angularly related positions corresponding to the desired positions of the workpieces.
Abstract: A universal brace for use in bracing a wide variety of members, such as corner joints of furniture and the like, and being characterized by a versatile and adjustable construction, as follows. A body member of two telescoping sections is provided. Rows of transversely extending apertures are formed through each of the sections for providing access passageways through each of the sections disposed at approximately 90.degree. with respect to each other and are positioned for respective alignment of said apertures and said passageways of the sections by adjusting the relative telescopic positions of the sections. A body locking pin is removably inserted through any desired set of aligned apertures and passageways for locking the sections of the body member in desired adjusted length. Devices are provided on the ends of each of the sections of the body member for contacting the members to be braced.
Abstract: Apparatus and process for manufacturing non-woven textile pile fabric from a plurality of pile-forming strands having thermoplastic characteristics, as follows. A hollow strand extruder receives parallel textile strands therein extending longitudinally therethrough and shapes the strands into a continuous mass of a predetermined configuration for withdrawal therefrom. A plurality of relatively thin spaced-apart successive compartment devices are positioned generally in axial alignment with the extruder and define successive spaced-apart open-sided interior areas of the same general configuration of the shaped mass of strands and collectively define a longitudinally-extending passageway for receiving and holding the continuous mass of strands therein after withdrawal from the extruder.
Abstract: An apparatus for fabricating foam pads having a generally flat inner surface with a depending peripheral edge, the flat inner surface including a dense outer crust. A spring assembly is adapted to be disposed so that the terminal face portions thereof contact the outer crust and with the depending edge of the pad confiningly receiving the spring assembly to prevent lateral displacement therebetween. The apparatus includes an open top mold, and a mold insert which is adapted to be floatingly positioned on the upper surface of the foaming material to level the same while permitting the formation of a dense outer crust thereon. The depending foam edge may then be formed by adding additional foamable material along the periphery of the pad between the border of the mold and mold insert, or by suitably attaching a preformed foam strip therealong.
Abstract: An adjustable air volume regulator adapted for maintaining a constant volume flow of air therethrough regardless of variations in pressure of the air being supplied to the regulator and being adjustable for accurately maintaining a constant flow of air over a wide range of flow rates. The regulator includes a housing defining a passageway for the flow of air therethrough, valve means movable within the housing for adjustably restricting the flow of air therethrough, reciprocable linkage means cooperating with the valve means for controlling movement thereof, a spring mounted exteriorly of the housing and being connected to the linkage means for exerting an opening bias on the valve means in opposition to a closing bias imparted thereon by the pressure of the air in the housing, and means cooperating with the spring means for varying the biasing effect imparted thereby by varying the effective length of the spring for thereby adjusting the regulator to maintain a different substantially constant flow rate.
Abstract: Combustible debris is burned in an incinerator which has a screw conveyor penetrating a combustion chamber for moving debris therethrough. Burning of debris is initiated near one end of the combustion chamber and air for combustion is delivered through the screw conveyor and distributed throughout the chamber for assuring completion of combustion as debris is moved through the chamber.
Abstract: The slitting and seaming together of hosiery blanks for producing panty hose is carried out by a single operator and during the usual everting, inspecting and toe seaming operation. The hosiery blanks are slit as they are drawn onto a tubular hosiery form and the upper end engages a heated wire slitter supported on one side of the tubular form and a predetermined distance from the open free end of the form. The heated wire slitter is supported between spaced guide plates which aid in directing the panty forming end portion of the hosiery blanks into engagement with the heated wire slitter.
Abstract: Apparatus for easily and quickly cutting with mininum waste workpieces, such as components for making mitered corner picture frames, from an elongate strip of material of any predetermined width, in which each workpiece has opposing ends which are equally and oppositely angled with respect to each other and an inside edge of predetermined length, as follows. A guide device positions the elongate strip of material at desired positions along a longitudinally extending axis. A saw makes spaced, successive, angular, parallel cuts through the elongate strip to form workpieces with parallel angular cut ends and thereafter cuts off and removes a wastepiece from one end of each cut workpiece by making an oppositely angled cut.
February 27, 1975
Date of Patent:
March 2, 1976
James R. Huntley
James R. Huntley, William Franklin Southard
Abstract: The measurement of a tire is displayed during rotation of the tire and buffing thereof by an apparatus and method in which a first train of electrical pulse signals are generated which characterize the rotational speed of the tire, a second train of electrical pulse signals are generated which characterize the linear surface speed of the crown surface of the tire which is being buffed, and the ratio of pulses in the two trains is displayed as indicative of a measurement of the tire.
Abstract: Corrugated plastic tubes simultaneously feeding from a plurality of sources are doffed, stacked in nesting relation and formed into bundles of a predetermined number of tubes in accordance with the present invention. The corrugated plastic tubes are produced in continuous length in separate production lines, cut to predetermined lengths, and fed along predetermined paths to respective doffing stations where the tubes are doffed into a common hopper positioned adjacent the doffing stations. Upon a predetermined number of the tubes being doffed into the hopper and accumulated in stacked and nested relation, the tubes are advanced to a bundling station where strapping machines secure pliable strapping elements around the stacked and nested tubes to form the same into compact bundles. The bundles are then removed from the bundling station ready for shipment or storage.
Abstract: In a textile yarn processing machine, such as a twister, spinning frame or the like, having a plurality of spindle assemblies positioned in side-by-side relationship thereon for the processing of yarn, control devices operatively connected with each of the spindle assemblies for selectively stopping and starting operation of the respective spindle assemblies, and a yarn knotter mechanism for being selectively positioned in front of each spindle assembly in the event of a broken or otherwise separated yarn therein for knotting together the two ends of the separated yarn when the spindle is stopped by the control devices and including selectively actuatable mechanisms for operating the knotter mechanism for the knotting operation, the following improvement is provided.
Abstract: An air volume regulator adapted for use in an air distribution system for maintaining a constant flow of air therethrough regardless of variations in pressure of the air being supplied to the regulator is provided with adjustment means to permit adjusting the regulator for maintaining constant flow at a variety of different flow rates. The regulator includes a housing defining a passageway for the flow of air therethrough, valve means movable within the housing for adjustably restricting the flow of air therethrough, and a coil compression spring cooperating with the valve means for exerting an opening bias thereon in opposition to a closing bias imparted on the valve means by the pressure of the air in the housing. Adjustment means is provided cooperating with the coil spring for immobilizing a selected number of the turns of the coil spring so as to vary the biasing characteristics of the spring and thereby adjust the regulator for maintaining a different flow rate.
Abstract: Cast panels for building assembly and erection are formed and cured through the use of an apparatus which particularly facilitates high rates of production of such panels and thereby facilitates more economical building construction practices. Fluid materials being cast into panels are received within forms which comprise a cured concrete bed defining a horizontal planar surface maintained at an elevated temperature. Following curing of the fluid materials cast into the forms, stripping of the panels from the form is facilitated by vertically movable side forming members and by bulkheads separating the cured materials into predetermined panel lengths.
Abstract: A method is disclosed whereby the amount of a lubricant composition such as a spin finish, coning oil, etc. applied to a textile strand may be accurately determined in a matter of seconds or minutes. The method involves applying to a running length textile strand a lubricant composition containing a tracer, winding the lubricated strand into a package, and subjecting the package to nondestructive analysis with an X-ray spectrochemical analyzer to measure the amount of tracer present in the package and to thereby obtain a measurement of the relative amount of lubricant applied to the strand.
Abstract: A protective pad adapted for being positioned on an elbow or heel of a bedridden patient for protecting against the development of bedsores. The pad includes a scoop-shaped body member of cushioning material having a concave inner surface thereon defining an elbow or heel receiving pocket, a pair of straps extending in spaced apart relation from a rear portion of the body member and being of a length sufficient to permit positioning the straps across the body member for overlyingly engaging the limb of a patient, and a pair of fasteners carried by a front portion of the body member for releasably securing an end portion of each strap to the front portion of the body member.
Abstract: To aid in maintaining at a desired temperature a fluid being propelled through a fluid-circulating pump, a jacket means is provided which has a hollow housing of heat-conductive material substantially surrounding the body of the pump and through which a temperature controlling fluid is circulated in heat-transferring relation to the body of the pump.
Abstract: A portable apparatus for directing a filtered stream of air downwardly over a predetermined area such as a hospital bed or the like. The apparatus includes a cantilevered plenum chamber adapted to be positioned horizontally over the bed, the plenum chamber comprising two segments hingedly interconnected so that the forward segment thereof may be dropped downwardly to facilitate movement and storage. The bottom wall of the plenum chamber comprises an openwork screen bounded by a peripheral slot, and a layer of filtering media overlies the screen such that a first portion of the air entering the plenum chamber is directed downwardly through the filtering media and screen at a relatively low velocity and in a substantially laminar flow pattern, and a second portion of the air is directed through the open slot to define a peripheral air curtain of relatively high velocity. The air curtain thereby serves to prevent the incursion of unfiltered air from the surrounding environment.
Abstract: An improved web winder and compensator apparatus with automatic web winding speed compensating controls for selectively winding or unwinding at a uniform tension a roll of traveling continuous web material being selectively fed from or taken up by an associated mechanism, as follows. A tension compensator device passes the traveling web therethrough and compensates for variations in speed of travel of the web for maintaining a uniform tension therein. The compensator device preferably includes stationary rolls for guiding the web through the compensator device and counterbalanced movable rolls for receiving the traveling web therearound and for moving toward and away from the stationary rolls for decreasing and increasing the length of the path of travel of the web through the compensator in relation to the tension on the traveling web. The movable rolls are preferably movable to a threading position for straightline linear threading up of the web through the compensator device.