Abstract: A fastener assembly comprises a first cylindrical member disposed within a second cylindrical member. One is movable relative to the other one in a first direction, and locked in a second direction opposite to the first direction. A spring is operably attached to the members to urge the one in the first direction. The members include opposing first and second cylindrical walls, respectively. A resilient member is disposed between the walls. One of the walls includes a first receiving volume configured to fully receive the resilient member and the other wall a plurality of second receiving volumes configured to only partially receive the resilient member.
Abstract: Acupuncture device uses a laser beam. Acupuncture device is configured for bringing about a suitable treatment relevant to the pain in a patient and so that it is adapted to all aspects of practice, in particular so as to enable easy replacement of laser diodes of different intensity levels or laser modules of different wavelengths and a lasting operating capacity of all its elements. Therefore, the acupuncture device includes the following elements: a control apparatus including several outlets for electrical conductors; several electrical conductors connected to the outlets of the control apparatus; several laser diodes connected to the electrical conductors; and several laser needles which are connected to the laser diodes, so that the laser beam emitted by the laser diodes is injected into the laser needles, and which are designed to contact, through their output region, a patient's body. Device may be used to irradiate blood.
Abstract: A method for generating printed images of a graphic pattern of a movie picture to be displayed for moving observers using a long display panel composed of the graphic pattern and a plate made up of a plurality of cylinder converging lenses arranged parallel to each other with a common focal plane. A digital storage device able to store a plurality of data or digital information blocks, corresponding to the images to be exhibited, for example, the sequence of frames of a movie picture encoded in a digital format is provided. Each block has a label that determines its correlative order in the set. A digital processing unit and memory, able to call, read and process the digital data blocks, is provided that can also create and send to the storage device new data blocks, or byte arrays, containing the graphical patterns in digital format.
Abstract: Universal valve mounting device for mounting a variety of valve actuators to a variety of valves is disclosed. The universal valve mounting device includes a mounting plate and a valve actuator fastener provided on the mounting plate. A valve mounting fastener is likewise provided on the mounting plate, and the mounting plate is configured for securing a variety of valves to a respective variety of valve actuators each having a variety of valve mounting plate fasteners locations. The mounting plate may include a bend configured for creating a thermal break for providing air flow between an actuator mounted to the mounting plate and the mounting plate. A slot may likewise be provided on the mounting plate that is of sufficient size and length to accommodate various sizes and spacing of fasteners for securing a mounting plate to a variety of valve actuators, in use. The bend may include a leg.
Abstract: A golf club, the body of the club head is constructed from a first material and has a center of gravity and is adapted to receive a weight member, at least one weight member constructed from a second material having a density greater than that of the first material, the weight member having a center of gravity and is securely received in the club head body in a manner so that the center of gravity of the weight member is positioned below the center of gravity of the club head body.
Abstract: First a liquid volume is comminuted into individual droplets in order to measure the volume of liquid droplets, then an electric potential different from that of the ambience is applied to the droplets, said potential determining the droplet charge as a function of its capacitance to its ambience. Finally, after charge to voltage conversion and measuring this capacitance-dependent value, the capacitance and the volume of such a drop can be determined. A liquid drop collecting vessel (2, 40) is provided for that purpose and comprises a droplet dripper (4, 42) to deliver individual droplets, further a device to charge the individual droplets formed by the drippers (4, 42). A measurement device (8, 44) is mounted underneath the liquid droplet collector vessel (2, 42) and is connected to a droplet collector electrode (16, 46) to determine the droplet capacitance by means of a voltage jump or a derivative test value.
Abstract: There is provided a photocatalytic pulp composition characterized in that 40 to 95 wt % of a pulp and/or a paper having the water content of 3 wt % or less, the average fiber diameter of 5 to 300 &mgr;m and the average fiber length of 0.7 to 70 mm is blended with 5 to 60 wt % of titanium oxide. A photocatalytic pulp composition is provided in which 25 to 100 wt % of a thermoplastic resin is blended relative to the total weight of titanium oxide with a pulp and/or a paper blended at the above ratio.
Abstract: Compositions based on glyco-alcohol, hydro-alcohol or glyco-hydro-alcohol solutions of a glycol or glyceric ester of retinoic acid, preferably in association with the ethyl ester of retinoic acid and with hydroquinone, have been found to be particularly effective, as such or in cream form, in eliminating unsightly skin disorders such as acne, wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, dark spots, etc., and in treating mycotic skin diseases and psoriasis.
Abstract: Mounting assembly includes a junction box having a top wall and a side wall. The side wall extends downwardly away from the top wall and defines a cavity therein. An auxiliary cavity may be provided adjacent to and outside of the cavity. A support may be provided that is at least partially within the auxiliary cavity. A dimpled hole may be provided in the top wall, and the supplemental fixture support extends into the dimpled hole for engaging at least a portion of the walls thereof. A threaded hole may be provided on the supplemental fixture support. The supplemental fixture support may be a stud or rivet. A rough surface or fluting may be provided on a portion of said support for engaging the walls of the dimpled hole. Preferably, the supplemental fixture support has exposed portions which are sufficiently smooth for preventing wear to plastic-coated electrical wire which engages such exposed surfaces of the fixture support.
August 11, 1999
Date of Patent:
October 16, 2001
Reiker Enterprises of Northwest Florida, Inc.
Abstract: A detector array for use in a laser imaging apparatus, comprises a plurality of housings disposed in an arc around an opening in which an object to be scanned is disposed, each housing including an open front end, a rear end and a longitudinal axis; and a detector disposed within each housing at a distance from the front end, thereby to restrict the field of view of each detector. The housings are adapted to be orbited around the object about an orbit axis. Each detector is adapted to simultaneously detect light exiting from the object within the respective field of view of each detector. A method for collecting light exiting from a object being scanned with a light source is also disclosed.
Abstract: An electrical junction box or mounting assembly includes a box having a top wall and a side wall. The side wall extends downwardly away from the top wall and defines a cavity therein. A fixture support is disposed on the box. The fixture support may be disposed inside or outside the cavity of the box. By locating the fixture support outside the cavity of box, the user can see how strong the fixture support is. The fixture support may be made of metal, and the side wall and/or top wall may be made of plastic. A friction surface, such as fluting, may be provided on the fixture support for engaging with the junction box for preventing rotation and other relative movement of the fixture support relative to the box. An adhesive sufficiently strong to adhere the junction box to a support surface may be provided on one of the walls of the junction box. The adhesive may be in the form of double-sided tape.
May 24, 1999
Date of Patent:
March 27, 2001
Reiker Enterprises of Northwest Florida, Inc.
Abstract: A compressor having at least one cylinder in which is defined a compression chamber defined at the bottom by a piston movable along the cylinder, and at the top by a wall having a suction opening and an exhaust opening, each of which is connected to a respective conduit by a respective valve having a channel in which a sealing member slides, in opposition to a spring, from a closed position, in which the compression chamber is cut off from the respective conduit, to an open position, in which the compression chamber communicates with the respective conduit.
Abstract: An excavator comprises a substructure and a superstructure pivoted on the substructure with an engine compartment and a valve box of the excavator being formed in the superstructure; and at least one fluid tank disposed between the engine compartment and the valve box essentially extending over the width of the superstructure. An excavator includes a first and a second fluid tank abutting each other with one positive and complementary side wall each to provide a particularly simple installation of the tanks in a wedge-like manner while utilizing the room in an optimum manner, for example, in the frame of the superstructure.
March 12, 1999
Date of Patent:
January 9, 2001
Karl Schaeff GmbH & Co., Maschinenfabrik
Abstract: Clothing, headgear, or sacks and bags made ventilative and/or decorative by means of a linear cut which is provided on surface thereof and which is open or closed selectively to expose a cover lined to the linear cut or to conceal the cover inside. When the cover is ventilative and exposed outside, the clothing and others become ventilative, while when the cover is drawn at its surface with patterns, pictures, or letters and exposed outside, the clothing and others become decorative.
Abstract: A device for recording or transferring graphical information from a sample medium for analysis and storage purposes includes a generally planar, transparent base which overlies the sample with the information to be recorded. A generally transparent recording medium overlies the base and is provided with indicia. By comparing the indicia with the information recorded on the recording medium, an analysis can be made. At least a part of the indicia may be used to form an anti-tampering arrangement which prevents unauthorized tampering of the information stored on the recording medium. A method of recording graphical information representing medical data for analysis and storage purposes is also part of the invention.
Abstract: A blank and method of folding for forming a box for granular material such as soap and the like including one piece of stock material having a first series of panels for forming outer walls of the box and a second series of connected panels for forming a liner within the box. The box includes top and bottom end flaps on each of the outer panels of substantial length for substantial overlapping of the end flaps to create a secure seal at both the top and the bottom ends of the box. The box also includes a tear strip opening and a resealable cap structure which is formed after the tear strip is removed.
Abstract: A monoport airgun for seismic exploration has a single discharge port extending continuously for 360.degree. around its longitudinal axis. This airgun has a first housing providing a firing chamber containing pressurized gaseous fluid (gas) and a second housing providing an operating chamber. The first and second housings are positioned in alignment along the longitudinal axis. They are spaced apart along this axis for defining the discharge port between them extending continuously around the axis. The two housings of the monoport airgun are interconnected solely by a guide member concentric with the axis. A shuttle encircling the guide member is movable therealong between closed and open positions. In closed position, the shuttle closes the firing chamber for retaining pressurized gas therein. In open position, the shuttle opens the firing chamber to the discharge port for allowing pressurized gas to blast from the firing chamber through the discharge port.
Abstract: Air-tightening devices for folding doors and windows which are consisted of a plurality of panels connected by joint members to swivel about shafts received by bearing flanges of the joint members so that they are stretched or folded. The shafts and their bearing flanges are located outside of the plane of panels. Filler wedges air-tightly embracing said shafts and bearing flanges have smoothly resilient extensions which are coplanar with said plane and are able to make air-tight abutment with sealing liners fitted to lintel rails, independently from another sealing liners provided to lateral sides of the joint members and/or of the panels and being able to make air-tight abutment with the other sides when the panels are stretched.