Abstract: The amount of soot and slag formed during the combustion of carbonaceous waste material is appreciably reduced by combusting said waste material in the presence of at least 0.0001%, by weight, of sodium bentonite, based on the weight of carbonaceous material being combusted. The sodium bentonite may be added directly to the waste material before entering the furnace or the sodium bentonite may be added directly to the furnace.
Abstract: A device for supporting a limp disposable container in a generally open position to receive material and for preventing the container from collapsing as material is inserted therein has rim means for releasably engaging portions of the container peripherally about an opening in the container and for supporting these portions in an open position, second means defining a base for providing stability for the device relative to a surface upon which the device is positioned, strut means interconnecting the rim means and the second means for maintaining a desired spaced relationship therebetween and mounting means for securing the rim means and the second means to the strut means to provide a rigid support device for the limp container. The device may be provided in unassembled kit form of primarily straight tube sections suitable for assembly in an easy and facile manner.
Abstract: An electrostatic sprayer for spraying water-based paints has two or more electrodes mounted on an insulating holder and disposed in the path of the spray between the object to be coated and the outlet of the sprayer. The electrodes are at varying distances from the sprayer outlet and are connected to different potentials.
Abstract: A filing system for supporting material to be filed in vertical zones, such material being single sheet material, multiple sheet material held in a binder, vertically arranged horizontally extending pockets or compartments of single or multiple form. A support bar is positioned transversely of the vertical filing zones and supported at opposite ends, the support bar having a longitudinally extending web in a vertical plane normal to said vertical zone and having dihedrally disposed flanges extending from said web along its length in opposite directions. The flanges are shaped to provide upwardly facing bearing contact areas and downwardly facing bearing contact areas spaced from the vertical plane, each downwardly facing contact area being located to be cooperable with an upwardly facing contact area on the opposite side of the vertical plane to provide a set of bearing contact areas for supporting a suspension means connected to the material to be filed.
Abstract: A cage construction for protection of well equipment at a subsea wellhead and during descent to or ascent from a subsea well, said cage construction comprising an open frame cage body means defining a longitudinal axis, an intermediate cage portion of selected lateral and vertical dimension to encompass well equipment supported from a wellhead at the sea floor, and end cage portions extending upwardly and downwardly from said intermediate cage portion serving as guidance means, each cage end portion including coaxial receptor members, the receptor member at the lower end portion being adapted to receive and to be supported from a wellhead part, and the receptor member at the upper cage end portion being adapted to align, receive and pass therethrough the lower end of a pipe string into said cage body means.
Abstract: An improved cable feed-through apparatus and method for wellheads including a unitary shell having a plurality of knock-down components therein. A plurality of parallel spaced conductors are inserted through rigid spacing and compression rings with upper and lower exposed ends for providing coupling to electric feed cables. The conductors are insulated throughout by resilient sleeves which are removably mounted in the shell. When assembled, as the shell is threaded into a hanger of a well casing head, the resilient sleeves are compressed and forced together to form a pressure-tight, insulated cable feed through device.
Abstract: A pressure differential indicator for indicating a change in a fluid pressure differential across a component in a fluid system, such as an oil filter, has piston means, means for communicating fluid pressures of said system upstream and downstream of said component to opposite sides of said piston means, respectively, and differential means associated with the piston means for normally balancing the resultant forces of said pressure on opposite sides of said piston means at a given predetermined pressure differential across said component whereby said piston means is responsive to an increase or decrease in the pressure differential above or below said predetermined differential pressure to indicate a clean or clogged filter condition. Means are provided for holding the piston means in its last position upon relief of said first and second pressures to indicate the operating filter condition when the system is not operating.
November 29, 1974
Date of Patent:
May 8, 1979
Wm. M. & Isabel Willis, John W. & Dolores C. Adams, Edward T. & Charlotte L. Bradbury, Robert A. & Dorthy J. Lefevre, Carl L. & Colene Seeley, Gilbert & Dolores D. Contreras
Abstract: The invention provides new acetohydroxamic acid derivatives, having interesting properties on the central nervous system, of the formula: R.sub.1 R.sub.2 R.sub.3 C--CO--NHOH, in which R.sub.2 and R.sub.3 are each hydrogen or C.sub.1-6 alkyl, and R.sub.1 is C.sub.1-6 alkyl Z.sub.1 Z.sub.2 N (where Z.sub.1 and Z.sub.2 are each phenyl, substituted phenyl, or cycloalkyl), substituted hydantoinyl, benzhydroxycarboxamido, Z.sub.3 CH.sub.2 -- (where Z.sub.3 =optionally substituted aryl), Z.sub.4 --A-- (where Z.sub.4 is optionally substituted phenyl or naphthyl, and A is --NH--,--N(C.sub.1-4 alkyl)-, --N(C.sub.5-6 cycloalkyl)-, --NHCO--, --N(C.sub.1-4 alkyl)CO--, --N(C.sub.5-6 cycloalkyl)CO--, --CONH--, --CON(C.sub.1-4 alkyl)-, --CON(C.sub.5-6 cycloalkyl)-, --NHCONH--, --(N(C.sub.5 H.sub.6)CONH--, or --(N(substituted phenyl)CONH--, optionally substituted benzimidazolyl, or an optionally substituted tricyclic radical, and their metal and acid addition salts.
Abstract: The invention provides new acetohydroxamic acid derivatives, having interesting properties on the central nervous system, of the formula: R.sub.1 R.sub.2 R.sub.3 C--CO--NHOH, in which R.sub.2 and R.sub.3 are each hydrogen of C.sub.1-6 alkyl, and R.sub.1 is C.sub.1-6 alkyl Z.sub.1 Z.sub.2 N (where Z.sub.1 and Z.sub.2 are each phenyl, substituted phenyl, or cycloalkyl), substituted hydantoinyl, benzhydroxylcarboxamido, Z.sub.3 CH.sub.2 -- (where Z.sub.3 = optionally substituted aryl), Z.sub.4 --A-- (where Z.sub.4 is optionally substituted phenyl or naphthyl, and A is --NH--, --N(C.sub.1-4 alkyl)--, --N(C.sub.5-6 cycloalkyl)--, --NHCO--, --N(C.sub.1-4 alkyl)CO--, --N(C.sub.5-6 cycloalkyl)CO--, --CONH--, --CON(C.sub.1-4 alkyl)--, --CON(C.sub.5-6 cycloalkyl)--, --NHCONH--, --N(C.sub.5 H.sub.6 )CONH--, or --N(substituted phenyl)CONH--, optionally substituted benzimidazolyl, or an optionally substituted tricyclic radical, and their metal and acid addition salts.
Abstract: A fluid applicator has a fluid absorbant dispensing roller mounted by an applicator head having inlet means for releasably connecting the roller in fluid communication with a disposable fluid storage container and fluid pressure responsive valve means in the applicator head for restricting fluid flow to the roller normally whereby the roller is applied with fluid by manually squeezing the container.
Abstract: The present invention discloses an improvement in angularity sensors employed in center pivot irrigation systems. A center pivot irrigation system has a plurality of self-propelled articulating span units mounting interconnected sections of water carrying conduit, each span unit has motor means and motor control means for regulating the operation of the associated motor means to maintain the span units in a pre-determined relative alignment in a vertical plane revolving about a vertical line at the center pivot of the system. The control means has angularlity sensor means which is connected between span units for sensing in a substantially horizontal plane changes in angularity between the span units relative to the desired revovling vertical plane.
Abstract: An apparatus for isolating a ball-cock assembly locatable within a water closet flush tank from fluids contained within the flush tank has independent sleeve means of a material impervious to the fluid within the flush tank which is associated with a fluid riser of the ball-cock assembly and encloses the riser to provide a fluid-tight barrier between the riser and the fluid within the flush tank and mounting means for securing the sleeve means to the flush tank and providing a fluid-tight seal therebetween.
Abstract: A dual sensitive retractor prevents protraction of webbing when either a predetermined vehicle acceleration or webbing acceleration occurs. The reel includes a shaft which is rotatably mounted on a frame. Locking means, in the form of a lock cup, on the frame moves locking pawls into and out of the path of ratchet teeth on the reel. An inertia mass is mounted on the shaft for rotation with respect to the shaft, and an inertia weight is provided which is responsive to changes in the inertia of the vehicle. The invention includes the improvement of providing a latch and means for mounting the latch for engaging the locking means to prevent webbing protraction. Drive means, which in one embodiment is a cam fixed to the shaft contacting the latch generally is driven by the shaft and is connected to the latch to impart rotation from the shaft to the inertia mass and to move the latch into engagement with the locking means when the webbing acceleration rotates the shaft faster than the inertia mass.
Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for exothermically obtaining hydrogen or hydrogen peroxide from water vapor in a reaction chamber. The separation of the hydrogen and oxygen may be accelerated through the use of a combination host and sensitizer material which is present near spaces or voids within the reaction chamber. The water vapor has certain particular absorption bands in its absorption versus frequency characteristic. Each of the sensitizers which are located adjacent the voids in the reactant, in one embodiment forming part of the walls of small cylindrical tubes, has an energy output in the excited state which is precisely in one of the energy absorption bands in the water vapor characteristic. The host material absorbs heat energy and excites the sensitizer material. In addition to the formation of free hydrogen, some hydrogen peroxide is also formed. Other feedstocks may have energy selectively applied to them.
Abstract: A balanced lid type system for industrial trash bins includes arrangements for partially opening the lid with little effort and for permitting the lid to swing wide open when it is inverted for dumping, as disclosed in U.S. Pat. Nos. 3,994,415 and Re. 29,494. The operative mechanism in the present balanced lid bin system includes rollers which ride on the top edge of the sides of the bin to support the lid in a substantially balanced manner, and a pair of recesses or guideways in the rear sides of the lid which engage matching pins or rollers extending laterally from the bin to guide the lid as it rotates open in the upright or balanced partially opening mode of operation. When the lid swings wide open, as it is inverted when raised by the forks of a lift garbage dump truck, the rollers remain at the end of the tracks in the lid and the lid swings fully open about this axis.
Abstract: The motion of an electromechanical device such as a relay may be analyzed through the use of the present system. A bundle of fiber optic filaments are located with one end adjacent the movable object which is to be sensed or analyzed. This movable object may, for example, be the armature of an electromagnet. With regard to the fiber optic probe, half of the fiber optic elements may be provided with input illumination and the other half of the bundle may be connected to transmit reflected light from the moving armature to a remotely located light-sensitive element such as an opto-transistor. An oscilloscope is provided to monitor the response of the electromagnet to applied signals. An actuating circuit is connected not only to apply energizing current to the electromagnet, but also to trigger the sweep of the oscilloscope.
Abstract: A press for clamping order blank pads, or the like, for gluing, includes upper and lower press plates and arrangements for applying firm clamping pressure to a stack of pads, with a few up to a large number of pads included in the stack, with a single motion of a clamping lever. The weight of the upper press plate is counter-balanced with an extension spring and parallelogram-type arrangement, whereby the upper press plate will remain in a fixed position wherever the operator locates it, so that the order blank pads to be clamped and glued may easily be placed in position between the two press plates.
Abstract: An apparatus for converting an unformed quantity of dough into a plurality of uniformly sized and shaped dough bodies has dough divider means for converting an unformed quantity of dough into at least one uniform ribbon of dough, moving the ribbon of dough through an outlet and severing the ribbon of dough into a plurality of uniformly sized pieces at an outlet of the dough divider; and dough forming means communicating with the dough divider means for engaging the ribbon of dough at the outlet of the dough divider means and drawing portions of the ribbon of dough away from the outlet in an initial drawing operation prior to severing the portion of dough from the ribbon of dough.
Abstract: Two turbine engines are connected to a common gear box to drive a common load, such as a helicopter rotor, and circuitry is provided for controlling the two mechanically intercoupled engines in order to provide: (1) individual temperature shutoff for the engines, (2) limitation on the maximum total torque supplied by the two engines to avoid exceeding the power handling capability of the gear box for the associated load, (3) speed control for the engines, and (4) substantially equal sharing of the torque load by the two engines. By suitably combining the signals which require analysis, and supplying a single properly conditioned signal to the fuel control unit of each engine, tight control without oscillation or cycling may be achieved. Notch filtering to avoid reinforcement of mechanical resonances, and a variable response characteristic depending on the magnitude of the error signal may be included in the circuitry.
Abstract: A fluid flow controller is disclosed particularly adapted for maintaining a variable value constant volume fluid flow through a conduit supplying fluid to a zone. A spring biased vane is disposed across the diameter of the conduit to provide a motion signal proportional to the average volume flow pressure across the diameter of the conduit. The motion signal from the vane and a transducer within a zone to which the fluid is being conducted responsive to an environmental parameter in the zone are connected to a controller assembly connected to control an actuator moving a damper within the conduit. The controller is adapted to position the damper to maintain the motion signal from the vane and the signal from the transducer within the controlled zone in balance.This is a continuation-in-part of application Ser. No. 711,066 filed Aug. 2, 1976, now abandoned.