Abstract: A leaf collecting and bagging assembly is made up of a plastic bag having an open end and sheet means of plastic material integral with the bag and attached thereto around its opening, the integral sheet means being capable of being spread out on the ground to serve as a leaf collecting surface.
Abstract: A carrier for suspending an infant from a person's shoulders has a seat and a partial back support, a separate back which is removably attached to said partial back support so it can be adjusted and shoulder bands attached to the front and rear of the seat; the front attachment being separable from the seat. A rain-sun hood is removably attached to the back as an option. The back is stiffened with plastic so that its curvature around the back makes it stiffer.
Abstract: A carpet cleaning pad to go underneath a rotary floor cleaning machine is of disc or circular outline; it is made up of a base sheet material which supports radial strips of fiber bristles and also an annular strip of fiber bristles around the periphery of the disc, the remainder of the space within the annular strip being filled in with firm loops of strand material to form a bed of hooked rug solidity.
Abstract: A child restraining article is made up of a sheet of material which has two holes in it to receive a child's legs and also has tie tabs at its edges to be tied to a chair frame. It may also include an integral or detachable sheet with arm holes and tie tabs to be tied to the chair. In addition a bib may be integral with or detachably connected to the portion with arm holes in it.
Abstract: A wood or coal burning stove has a main opening from the fire box into a heating chamber at a remote location from the flue exit from that chamber so the combustion gases must move around within the chamber before escaping and an auxiliary opening from the fire box directly to the flue exit, there being a movable closure which closes the auxiliary opening when the front door is closed and which is operatively connected to the front door so it is opened when the front door is opened.
Abstract: A framework for removable attachment to a skate board is made up of longitudinal and transverse bars or rods fastened together in the form of a grid which is in the shape of a shallow channel.
Abstract: A lever is permanently attached to an aerosol can so it cannot be lost and the lever has a projecting pin which can be forced to penetrate the can to make a small hole for the complete release of the internal gas pressure.
Abstract: A wood or coal burning stove has an air inlet opening in it which is controlled by a movable closure, a movable front door providing access to the interior fire box, and connecting linkage means which opens the closure when the front door is closed and shuts the closure when the front door is opened.
Abstract: A fluid filter apparatus has a standard filter element in it which has the usual end gaskets seated in annular grooves. An axial drive shaft positively rotates the filter element through key-like means between the shaft and the wall of a groove. An automatic system starts and stops the rotation.
Abstract: A framework structure for holding a fluid container on a floor machine is made up of three uprights which are attachable to the machine and have retaining means which hold encircling bands which clamp the container within the uprights.
Abstract: A signal unit which is attached to a mailbox to indicate that its door has been opened is made up of a plate which is frictionally held up against the underside of the box by a spring and a lip that bears on the door.
Abstract: A hammer head has a longitudinal groove leading from the striking face to temporarily hold a nail and has a plurality of transverse grooves to receive the nail heads and provide nail head abutment surfaces, the bottom of the longitudinal groove being stepped upwardly between the transverse grooves away from the striking surface so that finishing nails will be accommodated.
Abstract: A ticket dispenser includes a drive roller and an idler roller so that power rotation of the drive roller advances tickets between them; the drive roller is movable toward and away from the idler roller and is so disposed and supported that a manual pull on the tickets to withdraw them when the power is off will serve to bind the tickets firmly between the rollers and prevent them from being pulled out.
Abstract: An infant's diaper has a notch centrally located along one of its narrow edges to thereby expose the navel area and eliminate diaper contact with the umbilicus of newborn and low weight babies.
Abstract: Leaf collecting equipment and a method for its use comprises a blanket having a central hole through it and an attachment means around the hole to which the blanket is secured, the attachment means having provisions for removably attaching a trash bag to it to receive leaves dropped through the blanket hole and the attachment means directly into the bag.
Abstract: A quantitative evaluation of the intestinal microflora is made by administering to an animal organism an effective amount of novel chemical conjugates of a bile acid or related acid with an amino acid which will be cleaved from the bile or related acid by the enzymes elaborated by the intestinal microflora and then measuring the amount of the released amino acid in the urine after a predetermined time interval. The novel compounds and their use in in vitro tests are included in the invention.
August 22, 1977
Date of Patent:
October 16, 1979
Richard L. Wolgemuth, Kenneth M. Hanson, Peter H. Zassenhaus
Abstract: Simethicone is entrapped in solid, discrete particles of a matrix composition of glycerol and corn syrup solids. A mixture of these particles and a therapeutic antacid overcomes the incompatability of the simethicone and the antacid, due to the shielding action of the matrix composition.
Abstract: This invention describes a method of lowering the viscosity of aqueous gels of agents used in pharmaceutical preparations and of aqueous suspensions used as pharmaceutical preparations. Particular gels and suspensions and the viscosity lowering ingredients which are most useful are also described.
March 31, 1975
Date of Patent:
September 26, 1978
William H. Rorer, Inc.
John D. Buehler, Pravinchandra B. Shah, Robert S. Joslin