Abstract: A nail holding attachment for a hammer including a generally flat, relatively rigid back plate, a generally flat resiliently flexible holding sheet overlying the back plate, opposite side edge portions of the back plate being folded over into clamping engagement with adjacent side portions of the holding sheet, a notch extending inwardly from an unsecured edge of the holding sheet and converging inwardly to define a pair of resiliently flexible frictional lips for holding engagement with a nail, the back plate being attached to a hammer for holding a nail while starting penetration of the nail.
Abstract: A night vision system in which a lamp radiating toward the pupil of a user has its intensity controlled in response to the sensing of other illumination directed toward the user's pupil, so that pupil size is reduced in the anticipation of an increase in illumination which would otherwise considerably reduce retinal sensitivity.
Abstract: A safety door edge switch including a flexible sheath, an internal resiliently compressible foam formation in the sheath and providing fluid communication therealong, a relatively rigid transverse structure at one region in the sheath and containing a pressure sensitive switch element communicating with the inner formation for sensing pressure throughout the sheath and a pair of spaced confronting flexible contact sheaths engageable to provide a secondary switch.
Abstract: The invention is concerned with an endotracheal tube holder formed of a generally rigid flat bar having a lateral cut-out leaving a reduced flexible neck connecting the remaining bar portions together for relative swinging about an axis through the neck generally perpendicular to the bar, the cut being configured to conformably receive and circumferentially clamp about a received tube, and one side edge of the bar being provided on respective bar portions with a releasably interengageable catch and a latch which automatically snap into interengagement upon relative swinging movement of the bar portions, all without adversely displacing the tube.
Abstract: The disclosure concerns a method of manufacturing scroll expander and a scroll compressor including winding together strips of different width so that the wider strip forms a scroll or spiral and the narrower strip partially occupies the inter-convolution spaces of the wider strip.
Abstract: A coin roll cutter comprising a body to be clasped in a user's hand, an arcuate member adjacent to and normally spaced from the body and having one end connected to the body for swinging movement of the arcuate member toward and away from the body, and a cutter extending from the body into and terminating within the arcuate member when the latter is in its normal position, swinging movement of the arcuate member, as by a coin roll engaged in the concave side of the arcuate member serves to project the cutter beyond the arcuate member into cutting engagement with the wrapper for the coin roll.
Abstract: A method and apparatus for packaging radially expansile articles by passing a succession of such articles in generally coaxially aligned engaging relation with each other through a tubular guide which retains the articles against expansion, sequentially discharging the end most article into a second tubular guide sized to permit limited radial expansion of the received article, extending an engaging member into the second guide to displace each successively discharged article away from the first guide to enable unobstructed discharge and expansion of the next end most article, and engaging the last discharged article to displace it and a predetermined number of previously discharged articles out of the second guide for bagging.
Abstract: A scroll type fluid displacement apparatus wherein a pair of cooperating fluid compression scrolls discharge compressed air to a pair of cooperating fluid expansion scrolls which contain combustion of expanding fluid to drive the apparatus, the scrolls having their axes extending longitudinally of each other, and a carrier between the scroll pairs and carrying the adjacent scroll of each pair for movement relative to its mating scroll, the scrolls of one pair extending outwardly in one angular direction and the scrolls of the other pair extending outwardly in the other angular direction when viewed in the same direction.
Abstract: A bag having side edges meeting at a corner, a slide fastener along one side edge, a hood conformably covering the bag corner and mounted to the bag for movement into and out of its corner covering relation, the hood having an opening for exteriorly passing the slider pull of the fastener when the latter is closed, and a tab extending externally from the hood for registry with the slider pull to receive a sealing shackle in the closed fastener condition.
Abstract: A folder wherein a strip of paper is folded upon itself about a transverse crease line to form elongate overlying leaves of different lengths, the strip being wound with the longer leaf outward to form a spiral of numerous ovaloid convolutions each having its entire outer surface in facing engagement with the inner surface of the next outer convolution, the convolutions having arcuate end portions and side portions extending between the end portions with each end portion in reinforcing abutting engagement with the convolution end portion of the next outer convolution, and the outer leaf end being detachably secured to the nether convolution, for releasably retaining the strip in its spiral configuration.
Abstract: A metering pump including adjacent valve and pump chambers, the valve chamber having inlet and outlet connections and a valve plug angularly shiftable in the valve chamber to communicate said connections with opposite sides of the plug upon angular shifting of the plug, and a reciprocatory piston in the pump chamber, there being fluid communication between opposite ends of the pump chamber and the valve chamber on opposite sides of the valve plug, so that piston reciprocation in both directions moves fluid in the inlet connection and out the outlet connection upon shifting of the valve plug.
Abstract: A mat switch of high sensitivity including outer sheets which may be relatively stiff for wear resistance, an intermediate open work spacer sheet, conductive sheets interposed between the outer sheets on opposite sides of the spacer sheet for contacting on flexure through the space sheet, and a compressible deflection sheet interposed between one conductive sheet and the adjacent outer sheet, the deflection sheet being resiliently compressible for protrusion through the spacer sheet to contact the conductor sheets upon movement of the outer sheets in parallelism toward each other.
Abstract: A seal for use with a container having a flexible gusset sheet or the like including a pair of slide fastener runner tapes, releasably interengageable grippers on the tapes, a slider moveable along the tapes toward one end thereof for interengaging the grippers and in the opposite direction for releasing the grippers, a slider pull or tab carried by the slider, a cover configured to conformably cover the slider pull when the grippers are closed, the cover being mounted to the sheet for movement into and out of its covering relation to the slider pull, and registerable openings in the slider pull and cover for receiving therethrough a sealing shackle when the grippers are interengaged.
Abstract: An air conditioning system in a building space having side walls and a hollow horizontal partition or wall which provides a plenum for preconditioned air at substantially atmospheric pressure, a hollow column extending from the horizontal partition for receiving conditioned air, air outlets in the column for distributing air to the immediate environs of the column, a fan in the column for moving air from the plenum into the column and through the air outlets, and a selectably variable fan control in the building space.
Abstract: A stack of sheets, each sheet from the next to lowermost upwardly corresponding to a successive binary place, the lowermost sheet carrying array of decimal numerals, a pivot connecting the sheets for relative rotation, and a window in each sheet above the lowermost configured to expose in one position of sheet movement the decimal corresponding to the binary place of the respective sheet and additional decimal numerals.
Abstract: A pressure change sensor includes a flexible hollow body to receive pressure changes, an inner body in said flexible hollow body, the inner body being of a size less than and a shape different from the hollow of said hollow body to prevent total occlusion of the hollow body interior under pressure, and a fluid operated switch in fluid communication with the interior of the hollow body responsive to pressure changes applied to the hollow body.