Abstract: When an electronic card is inserted into the device, a first reject plate is pressed to elongate first and second coil springs to anchor the card. When no writing or reading ROM and RAM of the card, electric current instantaneously flows through a solenoid to cause a stopper stopping a second reject plate to rotate through a slight angle so as to disengage the stopper from a front end of the second reject plate. As a result, the second reject plate is depressed by the second coil spring. At the same time, a reject arm provided on the second reject plate moves a reject oblique surface of a card latch to move the card latch through a slight angle to lower a card guide, so that the card is pushed by the first coil spring out of the device. In this manner, the card is not pushed out during writing or reading and hence contents of the card are not damaged. A solenoid requires only a force for moving the stopper through a small distance. The small solenoid and a little power are sufficient to operate the device.
Abstract: The chronograph hand (8) mounted on a shaft (7) carries a wheel (11) coaxial to a wheel (13) mounted on the end of a small-seconds shaft (2) extending beyond the frame (1) of the clockwork. A double sliding pinion (16-17), carried by a lever (14), can be brought into a position in which it meshes with the wheels (11 and 13), respectively, that renders them rigid to each other, thus ensuring the driving of the hand (8), or to be disengaged therefrom, that produces the uncoupling of this hand. The shaft (7) is maintained by a flexible bridge (9) of this mechanism which acts axially on the said shaft for pressing resiliently a resetting heart (10) it carries against the bearing (6) supporting the said shaft (7). A friction is thus produced on the shaft (7) which prevents any play of the hand (8). The wheel (11) is freely mounted on the shaft (7) it drives through the intermediary of a friction produced by a cumbered washer (12) owing to which the resetting can be effected without wheel (11) be driven.
Abstract: A composition comprising two or more frits of different melting temperatures and optionally one or more ceramic material or basalt or intumescent substance is provided that may be added to a variety of materials to provides or enhance fire resistance. Such materials include phenolic and polyester resins and sodium silicate.
Abstract: An electronic advanced date warning system including a base having a front surface, a first member associated with the front surface for lighting selected date warning areas thereon, a second member associated with the front surface for lighting selected areas thereon corresponding to specific categories of events associated with the selected date warning areas of the first member, and a member for selectively activating and deactivating both of the first and second lighting members to provide the advanced date warnings and associated event indicators. The system can include an enlarged front surface exhibiting conventional calendar information indicia that can be used in conjunction with the first member.
Abstract: An improved lightweight, collapsible preferably PVC formed glove bag asbestos brake removal/confinement system. The bag includes removable stiffening ribs and a replaceable flexible dual membrane opening in one end to mount the bag over the brake assembly. The bag is supported from a surface underneath by an adjustable telescoping pole. The bottom of the bag includes an access zipper for removing or placing tools or the brakes in the bag. The bag optionally includes a removable bottom protective panel to prevent penetration of the bag by tools or brakes dropped thereon. The interior of the bag can be accessed from either side or from the front thereof and is tapered or shaped as desired for easy access to the brake assembly work area.
Abstract: A foam composite--especially useful as an insulating board--comprising first and second opposed corrugated skins having corrugations with inwardly facing apices, one or each of the skins being provided with a mat of porous or apertured reinforcement material extending across the apices of the corrugations and the foam extending through the pores or apertures of each mat to fill the spaces defined by the inwardly facing surfaces of the corrugations and embed the reinforcement material within the cured foam. As an alternative to a continuous mat, there may be used a plurality of strips of rigid porous or nonporous reinforcement material, spaced apart and extending across the apices of the corrugations, the foam extending through the gaps between the strips to fill the spaces defined by the inwardly facing surfaces of the corrugations and embed the strips of reinforcement material within the foam. The mat or strips reinforce the skin and resist dimensional change due to shrinkage of the foam core during storage.
March 9, 1988
Date of Patent:
August 29, 1989
Malcolm J. Stagg, Eric P. Stern, Sunil Vidyarthi
Abstract: The present invention, provides an automatic nailer system, for securing nailed ferrules to a substrate, comprising:a body defining a generally cylindrical channel for receiving a nailed ferrule with the nail and the channel being approximately coaxial;A hammer rod reciprocable within the channel between a retracted position and an extended position;apparatus for feeding a nailed ferrule into the channel when the hammer rod is in its retracted position; anda collet mechanism comprising a plurality of collet pieces which are biased to move radially to abut one another and define a passage;the passage having a tapered section which at its opening has a cross-sectional size and shape generally the same as those of the channel and leading at its other end into a generally cylindrical section for receiving coaxially and snugly the nail of a nailed ferrule,the collet mechanism being located on the end of the body remote from the hammer rod such that the channel and the passage are coaxial and the wider end of the t
Abstract: An electrical connector includes contacts to be connected to lead wires and a housing having apertures for receiving the contacts. The lead wires are connected to the contacts when the contacts are forced into the apertures of the housing. Each of the contacts comprises at one end a contact element to be in contact with an external terminal and at the other end a connection portion formed with a lead aperture through which a lead wire passes and with a slit continuous with the lead aperture. Edges of the slit pierce into an insulating coating of the lead wire and connect with a core of the lead wire under pressure.
Abstract: A method and a device for signature verification, where an electric pulse train individual for every person in question is caused to be generated in that said person is allowed to move a pen comprising at its nib a light-emitting member and a light-sensitive member over a background, whereby an electric pulse train is caused to be emitted from the light-sensitive member in response to patterns on said background, and where said pulse train generated at a certain occasion is caused by means of a computer, processor or corresponding device to be compared with pulse trains generated earlier.
Abstract: A garment hanger is provided comprising a middle section with a hanging member such as a hook mounted thereon and two end sections with means for engaging a garment. At least one of the end sections is arranged for sliding movement relative to the middle section between a retracted position and an extended position. In particular, the end section may be telescopically mounted within the middle section. The end section is urged towards the extended position by an elastomeric band. In one aspect of the invention, the elastomeric band, when in the retracted position of the end section, is longer than the length of overlap between the said end section and the middle section. In another aspect of the invention, the band is trained in a path such that, as it stretches, an increasing proportion of the material of the band extends between the end section and the middle section to urge those sections apart.
Abstract: A lock type sealed security device or unit for clamping bills accumulated in vending machine validating or other paper currency accumulating devices. The device is locked onto the accumulating device in a position which allows the currency to be accumulated therein. When the currency is desired to be removed, the device is moved into a clamping position and operated to securely clamp the sheaf of paper currency therein. The security device can be unlocked from the validating device only when the currency is clamped and an unclamped sealed security device can be mounted in its place on the validating device. The security device with the currency clamped therein then is removed to a collection area, where the device is unsealed and the currency is unclamped and removed.
Abstract: An improved front loading transparency illuminator having a transparency retaining frame with a side wall mounting flange and an open, substantially perpendicular transparency receiving channel. The multipiece frame includes an internal channel for connecting adjacent pieces of the frame to one another prior to assembly onto the illuminator light box. The frame includes an outer open trim channel which has retaining lips to retain decorative inlay trim therein.
Abstract: A pair of frames for eyeglasses is made from transparent plastics material and includes an elongated passage therein. An elongated, flexible colored member having sides of different colors is located in the passage in one of several axially rotational positions and is held in this position to prevent accidental rotation.
Abstract: An improved reinforced snap open hinged dispensing closure for a dispensing container. The closure having the snap open feature such that the closure lid is retained in an open position away from the dispensing opening of the container. The closure lid has a pair of hinges and a central tapered hinge strap formed therebetween. The hinge strap includes at least one reinforcing rib joining the hinge strap to the closure to improve the durability thereof.
Abstract: A solid state electromagnetic wave amplifier is provided with confinement structures for the prevention of transverse carrier wave diffusion into the amplifier body. The carrier waves are confined with a non-metallic semiconductor layer sandwiched between a semi-insulating substrate and a spacer insulating layer. The amplifier can operate at frequencies up to on the order of 100 GHz.
Abstract: A receiving device for detecting the presence of an indicating device in a restricted investigation zone, where coils and associated feed and receiving equipment are provided to emit and receive magnetic alternating fields in order thereby to detect the presence of an indicating device in the investigation zone, which indicating device is capable to receive alternating fields and to re-emit an alternating field. Said receiving coils for receiving said re-emitted alternating field comprise at least two coil sets (10,10',10"), each of which constitutes a so-called balanced coil wound to a configuration corresponding to two substantially rectangular eights located to the side of each other in the same plane.
Abstract: An improved glove box hazardous waste removal system especially for confining pipes, including a pair of semi-rigid side walls securable at one edge to one another to form a rigid cylindrical unit. The box includes sealable sleeves on each end thereof, sealable to the pipe being confined. The side walls include a flexible skirt attached to the opposite edge and including a sealable bottom opening on the skirt. The skirt includes an attachment structure for attaching disposable burial bags thereto.