Abstract: Particles of coordinated complex comprising a basic, hydrous polymer and a capacitance adding compound, as well as methods for their production, are described. These complexes exhibit a high degree of bioactivity making them suitable for a broad range of applications through their incorporation into conventional vehicles benefiting from antimicrobial and similar properties.
Abstract: A controlled release form of buspirone medicament is described. This medicament comprises a buspirone in intimate admixture with an anionic exchange polymer complexing agent. These components form a complex upon the addition of water and thereby permit improved dosing of buspirone to achieve a more targeted therapeutic effect in patients.
Abstract: A system for relieving excess ground water pressure surrounding a swimming pool is disclosed. A one-way flow valve is inserted in the pool enclosure so as to complete a passageway connecting its opposite sides. The valve comprises an elongated plunger slidingly engaged within a sleeve forming a portion of the passageway. The plunger has a tapered conical seating surface radially diagonal to its long axis. The sleeve contains a compatible conical surface such that when the two surfaces meet by sliding engagement of the plunger, the flow of water through the passageway into the pool is closed.
Abstract: Nasal administration of benzodiazepines is described as providing improved therapeutic effects as compared to conventional delivery techniques. The compositions comprise a benzodiazepine hypnotic in a pharmaceutically acceptable nasal carrier.
Abstract: This invention relates to a readily assembleable and adjustable shelving system. Briefly, it comprises vertical corner support posts; paired separable bracket members adapted to inter-engage about a respective support post to form a corner sleeve assembly; and a shelf provided with corner retainers bearing a recess revealing an inner surface complimentary of approxmately one-half of the circumference of a sleeve assembly. The posts and sleeve assemblies are adjustably positioned through a locking means comprising a coupled protrusion and depression provided on their contiguously abutting surfaces; while the shelf corner retainers and sleeve assemblies are secured through substantially longitudinal sets of extending ribs and recessed grooves wedgingly meshed on their contiguously abutting surfaces. Through this construction and alignment of elements, downward forces on the shelf are redirected radially inward through the assembly towards each respective support post so as to stabilize the shelf assembly.
Abstract: A watercraft having a buoyant hull provided with a centrally disposed, narrow keel and pontoons spaced at either side of the keel is surmounted by a circular deck portion on which various fittings can be disposed to allow for conversion of the hull to the specific form of a plurality of types of watercraft.
Abstract: Improved scaffold clamps are described. These clamps provide a complete enclosure means for securing a plurality of planks in side-by-side relationship. The enclosure means bears a rigid working plate with a press screw extending longitudinally therethrough for exerting pressure against the edges of the enclosed planks. These clamps provide an improved means for stabilizing scaffold platforms.