Abstract: In a laminated construction of a soundboard for use in musical instruments such as the piano, the use of a core having larger shearing elastic modulus and/or smaller shearing loss tangent than that of the fore and rear plates assures small shearing loss in the treble range, and greatly improves the total tonal balance over the entire tonal range.
Abstract: A manual gas vent assembly for use in venting gas from the interior of a conventional unvented ostomy collection pouch include a valve assembly having an open position, which permits gas to pass therethrough and a closed position, for preventing gas to pass therethrough. The valve assembly has an input portion for communicating with the interior of the ostomy collection pouch and an output portion for communicating with the atmosphere and a mounting device for mounting the valve assembly to a selected portion of the wall of the ostomy collection pouch. The mounting device releasably contains therein a portion of the valve assembly so as to position the input portion thereof proximate the interior of the ostomy collection pouch, and the output portion of the valve assembly proximate to the atmosphere. Also included is an absorbent pad suitable for receiving an antiseptic and/or deodorant.
August 2, 1993
Date of Patent:
December 13, 1994
Albert A. Colacello, Michael A. Colacello
Abstract: A network interface module for providing connection between a customer's equipment and the telephone company owned portion of the customer loop is provided with a miniaturized easily removable module which includes the overvoltage protection device and the circuitry necessary to provide a prescribed line test termination impedance having a particular characteristic signature to the telephone central office when a continuity test is made on a subscriber line.
April 15, 1991
Date of Patent:
November 22, 1994
Tll Industries, Inc.
James A. Roach, James D. Chermak, Emanuel J. Pagliuca, Thomas J. Smith
Abstract: A multifunctional end effector includes a quick release finger locking mechanism disposed in each of the pair of fingers which maintains system accuracy and integrity by providing a positive pressure force between the end effector finger and the mating locking plates provided on the tools adapted to cooperate with the end effector. In one embodiment the mating locking plate intrudes into the fingers of the end effector and an alternative embodiment the end effector finger engaging mechanisms grasp and lock on ledges provided on the cooperating mating locking plates.
Abstract: A measurement system and method for determining the amount of radiation absorbed by living beings includes a measurement device capable of measuring the amount of radiation emanating from power lines and any other source of radiation of electromagnetic energy (non-ionizing) at a particular location and electrically conductive contact devices for connecting the measurement device to a living being and to a ground and requires that a reference reading be taken and then a second reading obtained by connecting the measurement device to an appendage on a living being with the other end of the meter being connected to ground, a subtraction device indicates the amount of radiation being absorbed by the living being.
Abstract: Aggregate-TiO.sub.2 pigment products comprising in each 100 parts, by weight, at least 50 parts, by weight, particulate TiO.sub.2 materials bound intrinsically with other pigmentary, subpigmentary and nonpigmentary components with the aid of inorganic and/or organic cements/adhesives.
Abstract: Composite pigment products containing from 4.5% up to 50%, by weight, of particulate titanium dioxide in which particles of the latter and other particulate pigmentary, subpigmentary and nonpigmentary components are cemented intrinsically with the aid of in-situ synthesized complex microgels.
Abstract: A self-sealing washer for use on a fluid containing housing includes a semi-rigid circular member having a horizontal portion and a relatively short vertical portion disposed at the distal edge thereof suitable to be received into a channel provided on a flat surface of the housing. The horizontal portion of the circular member includes a centrally disposed through aperture to receive the screw therein, the screw has a relatively large head portion. A first elevation portion is provided on the circular member which is disposed remote from the distal edge and a second elevation portion generally centrally disposed within the first elevation portion which terminates in a relatively sharp edge. Preferably the second elevation portion is higher than the first elevation portion.
Abstract: A weatherproof station protector module for communication systems includes a hollow housing on which is disposed a pair of weatherproof line terminals that extend into the hollow housing and a ground terminal. A holding assembly is affixed to the ground terminal within the hollow housing and is adapted to receive a surge arrester therein. The surge arrester may be a three terminal device or a pair of two terminal arresters with one electrode of each connected to the ground terminal and each one of the other electrodes being connected to a line terminal.
Abstract: A weatherproof network interface module for providing connection between a customer's equipment and the telephone company owned portion of the customer loop includes an overvoltage protection device disposed therein in addition to the circuitry which provides a prescribed line test termination impedance having particular characteristic signature to the telephone central office when a continuity test is made on a subscriber line and may include an illumination device and test switch for indicating when the telephone company owned portion of the customer loop is in operating order, or may include a device for connecting or disconnecting the telephone company owned portion of the customer loop from the customer loop portion wherein all of terminals are weatherproof (protected from the environment).
Abstract: A miniature back-up overvoltage protection apparatus for use on an overvoltage protection device includes a housing adapted to be removably mounted on the first and second terminals of an overvoltage protection device. A dielectric is disposed within the housing and is sandwiched between two electrically conducting members done of which is in contact with one end terminal of the overvoltage protection device. A unitary clip is adapted to removable retain the overvoltage protection device and to urge a pair of back-up overvoltage protection apparatuses against the distal terminals of the overvoltage protection device with the clip making electrically conducting contact with the third terminal of the overvoltage protection device, the second conducting member and to the ground terminal of the telephone line system.
Abstract: Aggregate pigment products made of low-refractive-index raw materials, in which pigmentary, subpigmentary and nonpigmentary components are cemented intrinsically with the aid of in-situ synthesized complex microgels.
Abstract: A seamless filter bag with integral sealing means for use in a filter housing utilizing a filter basket includes an integral sealing means, which is part of a semi-rigid ring member affixed to a filter bag. Upon closing the filter housing cover a complete seal circumscribing the filter basket and filter housing cover is provided.
Abstract: An apparatus for collecting and killing insects which includes a heat source for attracting the insects to a housing, electric conductor means, for connection to a power source, to stun or kill the insects, means for collecting the insects after they are stunned or killed, and means for vacuuming the insects into a collection vessel so that they can be transported away from the apparatus and disposed. The collection vessel may be filled with oil to assure suffocation of the insects. The subject invention also can be employed in combination with conventional appliances having a heat producing element so that insect infestations attracted to the appliance can be easily disposed of by employment of the subject invention.
Abstract: A fundamentally new papermaking process for the manufacture of paper, board and other wet-laid products on a paper machine under conditions ranging from acidic to alkaline from aqueous furnishes treated with in-situ-synthesized complex functional microgels.
Abstract: A filter probe for sampling components of a stack gas which includes means for extracting a flow sample of the stack gas, means for inertial filtering of the flowing stack gas sample extracted by the extracting means, means for collecting the flowing stack gas sample after filtering by the filtering means, means for conditioning the filtered and collected stack gas sample based on predetermined criteria such as cooling and drying, and means for flowing the filtered and collected stack gas sample from the collecting means to the extracting means so that a constant flow of the filtered stack gas sample is presented to the conditioning means to permit essentially instantaneous analysis of the stack gas sample.
Abstract: A process for the preparation of tertiary olefins by decomposition of a tertiary alkyl ether in the vapor phase in the presence of a catalyst, wherein the catalyst used is a composition of: (i) 5 to 95 percent by weight of a crystalline aluminosilicate zeolite having a silica-to-alumina mole ratio of at least about 5 and a Constraint Index of about 1 to about 12, and (ii) 95 to 5 percent by weight of a binder selected from amorphous silica, alumina, silica-alumina and mixtures thereof.
December 9, 1991
Date of Patent:
July 13, 1993
Dairen Chemical Corporation
S. C. Chen, C. C. Chu, F. S. Lin, Liang Sheu, Shing Y. Wang
Abstract: A miniature station protector module for communication systems includes a hollow housing into which is disposed a pair of line terminals with a ground terminal therebetween. The line terminals extend into the hollow housing and include thereon a back-up surge arrester in axial alignment with each of the terminals, either a three terminal surge arrester or a pair of two terminal arresters may be utilized having one electrode connected to the ground terminal with the other electrodes being connected to the line terminals.