Abstract: There is disclosed a new system for providing advertising information into an interactive system having a plurality of remotely located terminals. Each terminal includes a video display unit, logic and a video storage medium such as a hard disc in addition to the normal functions of the interactive system of which an ATM is an example. A remote centrally located commercial computer capable of transmitting digitized signals representing commercial offerings and compressed digitized video signals for display on the video unit communicates with each of the remotely located terminals. The compressed digitized video signals are stored on the hard disc of each terminal for display on the video unit at times determined by the use of the terminal. The user selects the services or goods offered by the terminal in the conventional manner. During the waiting time inherent in the operation of the terminal a high quality video advertising message is displayed on the video unit from the hard disc.
Abstract: A plurality of different advertising messages is displayed in a mechanical and repetitive manner. The size of the message is determined by the number of moveable panels used. A complete message can be shown on as little as two moveable panels or as many as an even multiple of two panels. Each panel is rectangular in shape and mounted with the long edge vertical. Each pair of panels are moved sequentially, first longitudinally and then transversely until a new message is displayed. The process is repeated sequentially to display each new message in turn. The total number of panels is determined by the number of messages and the size of each message to be displayed with each panel being located on a moveable carrier. The carriers are prevented from twisting and jamming by discrete springs and transfer guides that maintain a preferred relationship of the carrier when being moved.
Abstract: A Simulated Custom Wheel suitable for vehicles having elongated studs, that can be removed and inserted without removing the wheel from the axle or requiring the insertion of a ring or plate between the lug nuts and wheel of the vehicle. The decorative wheel cover having a central cut out to clear the lug bolts, is placed against the wheel but not attached. A retainer ring having sufficient openings to clear the number of lugs but not the lug nuts themselves is placed over the wheel lugs and against the lug nuts. The retainer ring and the wheel cover are connected together to form a unitary structure. At least three new nuts are placed on selected wheel lugs extending through the openings on the retainer ring and tightened. A center wheel cover having simulated lugs and lug nuts to match the wheel is placed over the retainer ring and attached to the ring to form a complete wheel cover without the necessity of removing the lug nuts holding the wheel to the vehicle.
Abstract: There is disclosed a new and improved intraocular lens (IOL) for use by surgeons as a replacement for a person's cataractous lens. The disclosed lens is a synthetic sapphire lens having either a silicone or polyimide haptic thereby making the lens autoclavable. The lens is resistant to damage caused by YAG laser and eliminates the need for ridges of any kind on the surface of the lens which has previously been used to keep the lens off the posterior capsule of the crystalline lens. Eliminating the need for a ridge now allows the lens to be made much thinner and also eliminates the tiddlywink effect. The new IOL is approximately 1/3 to 1/5 the thickness of standard PMMA IOLs and is totally non-degradable.
Abstract: There is described an improved clean room helmet system including a helmet having an inlet port and an exhaust port. Connected to the inlet port is a portable and mobile pressure filtering system for suppling filtered air to the helmet. A separate portable and mobile vacuum filtering system is connected to the outlet port on the helmet for exhausting and filtering all air removed from the interior of said helmet before exhausting the air into the atmosphere. All air fed to the helmet is filtered and all air exhausted from the helmet is filtered thereby protecting the user from breathing contaminated air. The system also protects those persons in the environment from air being exhausted from the helmet into the environment. A deflector located within the helmet prevents pressurized air entering the inlet port from being fed directly to the exhaust port located on the helmet.
Abstract: There is described an improved Clean Room System for use with a sterile surgical garment which includes a helmet having an inlet port and an exhaust port. Connected to the inlet port is a portable and mobile pressure filtering system for suppling filtered air to the helmet. A separate portable and mobile vacuum filtering system is connected to the outlet port on the helmet for exhausting and filtering all air removed from the interior of said helmet before exhausting the air into the atmosphere. An exhaust flexible duct is connected at one end to the vacuum filtering system and the other end is extended to a point below the hem of the sterile surgical garment but above the level of the floor. All air fed to the helmet is filtered and all air exhausted from the helmet is filtered and directed away from the confines of the garment thereby preventing reinhalation of the exhausted air and precluding oxygen deprivation to the user.
Abstract: There is herein described an improved anti-infection shield system designed for the protection of all health care workers from accidental exposure to body fluids from virus infected patients whereby an ultra-light face shield protects the eyes, nose and oral cavity from inadvertent splashing of patient blood or other body fluids, the shield being very light in weight, optically clear, and readily replaceable.
Abstract: A method for folding, sterilizing and using a garment of the type used in a lamina flow clean room without contaminating the sterile outside garment structure. The garment is folded in a preferred manner that places the garment more or less in a half inside out condition and the sleeves are each half folded inside out before the garment is packaged and sterilized. After the package is sterilized the user of the garment unfolds the garment back to the inside out condition and inserts each hand into a folded sleeve. This allows the user to raise the half folded garment over his head and allow the folded garment to unfold without contaminating the outside portion.
Abstract: A system and method for folding a soft, plastic intraocular lens (IOL) for use by surgeons as a replacement for a person's cataractic lens. The lens is placed on a jig. The surgeon inserts a pair of forceps into a hollow soft plastic tube which is stretched by opening the forceps. The stretch plastic tube is placed over the lens while the surgeon releases the forceps and folds the tube about the lens thereby folding the lens within the stretched hollow tube. The folded lens and tube is inserted through a suitable incision within the eye and the lens allowed to unfold. The hollow tube is removed and the lens positioned as determined by the surgeon.
Abstract: There is described a portable and mobile clean room helmet system including a helmet having a removable face shield connected to a battery-powered filtering system for pulling air from within the helmet and exhausting filtered air to the outside environment. The removable face shield contains a plurality of unique flapper valves that allow air to enter the helmet system while at the same time preventing unfiltered air from leaving the system.
Abstract: A method is described for applying roofing paper to a roof by first heating the roofing paper before the paper is applied to the roof, and then applying the heated roofing paper to the roof for final assembly. The applicator consists of a flat table bed and a cradle at one end for holding a roll of roofing paper and a handle at the other end for pulling the applicator. Located on the flat table is a plurality of infrared heaters that form an oven over the flat table and which are pivotally attached to the handle for allowing the roofing paper to pass over the table and through the oven. The paper is drawn from the roll through the oven and under a pair of rollers that support the applicator.
Abstract: A method of halogenating the outer and inner surfaces of a latex article such as a glove or girdle to different degrees thereby providing different slippery coefficient surfaces on the outside and the inside of the article within the need of powders, resins or exterior finishes and which results in less free chlorine atoms being released into the atmosphere.
Abstract: A Simulated Custom Wheel suitable for automotive wheels or truck wheels is described and which is suitable for use on either Ford wheels of General Motor wheels. A unique retainer ring is placed against a decorative cover which is placed adjacent to the wheel. The ring has a flange rim on the periphery which defines a shoulder portion. The flanged rim is positioned so as to point away from the wheel, and the lug nuts are assembled in the conventional fashion for the Ford wheels. The General Motor wheels use a solid retainer plate against the retainer ring. A universal center hub also having a flanged rim on the periphery defining a shoulder portion is adapted to fricitionally engage the shoulder portion on the retainer ring whereby the center hub is supported and held only by the frictional relationship existing between the shoulder on the retaining ring and the shoulder portion on the center hub.