Abstract: A method of and apparatus for drying stored fibrous materials is disclosed. Dry air is injected into a stack of fibrous materials via delivery tube means, and air is withdrawn from the stack via suction tube means. The air withdrawn is then treated so as to remove moisture and cool the air. The cool dried air is then returned to the stack.
Abstract: A buckle for a safety harness consists of two identical parts. Each part comprises a plate 10 having a D-shaped aperture 12 in one end, for receiving a harness, and a portion 14 at the other end folded at right angles to the rest of the plate 10 along an oblique fold line 16. A slot 18 extends half way along the fold line 16. A second plate 20 has a tab 22 welded to the portion 14 of the plate 10 at the side thereof adjacent to the slot 18. The two parts interlock with the upstanding portions 14 and 22 of one part projecting through the slot 18 in the other and vice versa. Tension applied to a harness connected to the apertures 12 tends to draw the ends 24 of the slots 18 into abutment with each other.
Abstract: A work place arrangement particularly adapted for laboratory work is described. The work place arrangement comprises a workbench including at least one attached board, at least one drawer, at least one arm rest, at least one working instrument or work tool and supply lines for the working instrument or tool, in which:(a) the attached board is adapted to receive the working instruments or tools located in or on the attached board, and the supply lines for the working instruments or tools housed in the attached board,(b) the arm rests comprise a left half and a right half formed as a joint unit firmly affixed on the front side of the bench at ergonomic height below the bench top main work surface; and(c) including a suction device having a suction opening located in the arm-rests unit centrally thereof between the left and right halves of said arm-rests. In a preferred embodiment of the invention two or more work benches are joined to form a working landscape.
Abstract: The invention relates to tanks for the storage of liquid and has particular application to the land storage of liquefied gas at low temperature at or above atmospheric pressure. Thus, the invention provides a storage tank of the kind in which the walls are formed by a multiplicity of connected, parallel, part-cylindrical lobes presenting outwardly convex arcuate surfaces, which is characterized in that the side and end walls thereof are provided by a single tier of connected lobes, in that said lobes extend in one common direction over the tank, in that the end walls of the tank comprise part-spherical knuckles closing off the ends of the part-cylindrical lobes, and in that a separating plate is provided at each lobe connection to strengthen the tank against internal pressure and to divide it into separate storage compartments.
January 3, 1980
Date of Patent:
February 22, 1983
Ocean Phoenix Holdings NV
Herbert C. Secord, deceased, by Fanny E. P. Secord, executor
Abstract: A reagent composition particularly adapted for use in treating organic samples suspected of containing chemically-bound heavy metals preparatory to electrically detecting and measuring the heavy metal content of the samples. The composition includes an electrolyte vehicle which is essentially free of the heavy metal being detected and measured, a measured quantity of at least one metal ion-containing reagent dissolved therein, said metal ion (1) being adapted to displace the heavy metal from its organic chemical bonding and (2) remaining in electrolytic solution at the electrolytic deposition potentials of the heavy metals being detected and measured, a dispersing agent, and a hydrogen ion source for adjusting the pH of said composition to pH about 1.
Abstract: The invention relates to a folding wheeled chair/luggage carrier of the kind having a pair of side frames which can be folded between an erected, spaced side-by-side position and a stowage position via releasable locking means, and thereafter collapsed fan-wise into a stowage bundle, each side frame comprising pivotally connected back and base support and bracing bars and one or more struts which are pivotally connected between the free ends of said back and base support and bracing bars.A pair of seat bars are pivotally connected at corresponding intermediate positions to respective back support bars of said side frames for pivoting between a stowage position substantially in alignment with said back support bars to a use position in which their free ends extend forwardly, a fabric seat panel being fixed between the seat bars.
Abstract: A clutch or brake assembly in which a hub and reaction member are, in the operative condition of the clutch or brake, coupled together through coupling discs, has one or a plurality of first coupling discs restrained against rotation relative to the reaction member and displaceable relatively thereto axially of the hub, so that it or they can be moved into engagement with one or more second coupling discs, e.g. friction discs, mounted for rotation with the hub to render the clutch or brake operative. The or each first coupling disc is located axially relatively to the reaction member in the inoperative condition of the clutch or brake by a set of spring members mounted directly on the coupling disc through a frictional gripping engagement. Where a plurality of the first coupling discs and a corresponding number of spring sets are used, the spring members of one set interconnect with the spring members of the adjacent set.
Abstract: An electrical jumper cable comprising a plurality of spaced metallic conductors is formed from a rigid metallic sheet by selectively reducing the sheet in cross-section so as to define conductor patterns and integral terminal ends, and to render flexible areas of the conductors. The metallic conductors are laminated to flexible insulating films which support the conductors and maintain the conductors in spaced relation to one another.
Abstract: A simple, relatively low cost system for sealing an ordinary roller shade with respect to the window frame sides, top and bottom is provided. The roller shade seal system essentially comprises a pair of edge seal assemblies in the form of elongate mounting strip members adapted to be permanently mounted to opposite vertical faces of the window frame trim, and a pair of sealing strip members in the form of elongate, generally U-shaped channels adapted to sealably engage the latter edges of the shade, releasably mounted to an associated mounting strip. The window shade sealing system is completed by a shade bottom edge seal comprising a rigid bottom strip reinforcing member, a sill sealing strip and a shade top sealing member.
March 19, 1981
Date of Patent:
November 9, 1982
Keller Products, Inc.
Robert R. Keller, Richard Steinberg, John P. Whittemore
Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a trimming and/or fin cutting tool for removing ridges, burrs and casting seams of the kind having interchangeable cutting edges, preferably made of hard metal, in which one or more cutting lines of the tool is or are formed by a number of cutting plates (1) detachably mounted on the vertical side (3) of a tool body (2). The tool enables the rational use of the detachable cutting plates and is characterized mainly in that the cutting plates are reversible and are attached to the tool body (2) in a plane directed in the working direction of the tool, the cutting plates having spaces between them to form gaps (6) for the passage of chips. Preferably, the cutting plates along the or each cutting line are attached to the tool body (2) in rows at different heights relative to a base, the separate effective cutting edges of the cutting plates (1) along a common cutting line being arranged to overlap each other.
Abstract: Relatively monochromatic soft X-rays at 4.5 m.mu. is used to induce auger electrons from the silver-halide crystal to sensitize the photosensitive grain, and the exposed crystal is developed into a fine silver grain. The pattern of the silver grains with sizes of about 0.02.mu. can be used as a photoresist with a resolution of about 0.1.mu.. The silver grains can also be used to initiate certain organic compounds for the resist, also with a resolution of the order of 0.1.mu..
Abstract: The present invention concerns a miniature stepping motor 10 for a watch movement comprising a rotor 12 and a stator 11 pierced with a circular opening in which the rotor is located. A reinforcing band 18 surrounds the rotor concentrically and is pressed into the circular opening of the stator. This band 18 consists of a hollow cylindrical part 19 and an annular part 20 which closes at least partially the tubular piece constituting the band 18. A central opening in the annular part 20 provides a housing for the bearing 16 of the rotor axle.This band ensures a double function: that of making the stator rigid and that of centering the rotor.
Abstract: Hollow fiber fluid fractionation cells such as used in artificial kidney machines are manufactured by placing a series of half sections of the longitudinal walls of the cell on the periphery of a winding wheel; winding fluid-filled permeable hollow fibers thereabout until the section is full or slightly over-full; placing another mating half shell over each fiber-filled section on the wheel and assembling the cell core; cutting the courses between each section and draining the fluid therefrom; putting an initial fluid potting compound about the courses of fibers and centrifugally casting the potting compound about the fibers at each end of the cell; cutting the fibers at each end within the area of the potting compound to re-expose the hollow cores thereof and placing end caps on and affixing them to each end of the cell to complete the assembly of the cell.
Abstract: An adjustable card box to hold a multiplicity of the slide-type bingo cards in an upright viewing position and in a manner such that they can be rapidly flipped through comprises two trays, one of which fits and telescopes within the other. A finger-operable locking means serves to lock the position of one tray with respect to the other to permit expanding and collapsing of the space encompassed by the trays to facilitate storage of the box and to permit a player to accommodate the number of cards he wishes to play. The card box has front and rear upward extending flaps pivotedly mounted to the sidewalls, which in the open position serve to support the cards in the viewing position. The flaps can be folded down into the box flat to permit storage of the box and carrying of a vertical stack of playing cards on the box.
Abstract: In a safety seat installation in a vehicle such as a bus or coach, where the seat is one of a longitudinal row of similar forward facing seats, the back is constructed in two portions 4 and 5 which are pivotally mounted at 3 and 6 respectively. In the event of sudden deceleration, for example in an accident, the rearwardly seated occupant's knees push the bottom of the lower seat back portion 4 forwards so that the top of this portion pushes the upper seat back portion 5 backwards into a position to restrain the rearwardly seated occupant's torso.
Abstract: A slurry diverter for use in well drilling of the type having a canister surrounding the drill shaft containing at least one compression ring member adapted to surround the drill shaft, having an O-ring-like outer portion and a thinner inwardly protruding lip portion adapted to contact the drill shaft so as to prevent the escape of slurry upwards on the drill shaft and divert such slurry through a slurry exit pipe held onto the diverter by quick release members which pipe extends away from the drill site to a diffuser held thereto also by quick release means.
Abstract: A scanning X-ray microscope including an X-ray source capable of emitting a beam of X-rays, a collimator positioned to receive the beam of X-rays and, to collimate this beam, a focusing cone means to focus the beam of X-rays, directed by the collimator, onto a focal plane, a specimen mount for supporting a specimen in the focal plane to receive the focused beam of X-rays, and X-ray beam scanning means to relatively move the specimen and the focusing cone means and collimator to scan the focused X-ray beam across the specimen, a detector disposed adjacent the specimen to detect flourescent photons emitted by the specimen upon exposure to the focused beam of X-rays to provide an electrical output representative of this detection, means for displaying and/or recording the information provided by the output from the detector, means for providing information to the recording and/or display means representative of the scan rate and position of the focused X-ray beam relative to the specimen whereby the recording an
Abstract: A method and device are described for measuring a change in the mechanical state aiming at detecting the disturbance the change in state has on a magnetic flux (.phi.). This flux is brought to flow through at least a part of the body (1) under the influence of a driving magnetizing force (H.sub.0).In order to achieve an unambiguous measuring result the average length (l) of the magnetic circuit is kept constant and independent of the change in the mechanical state. The flux (.phi.) consists partly of a main flux (.phi..sub.0) having a definite direction and being of such a magnitude that the magnetic properties of the body depart from the region of irreversibility and partly of an alternating, gradually vanishing flux (.phi..sub.v) superimposed upon the main flux. The alternating flux must have such an initial magnitude that saturation is obtained in both directions of the alternating flux (.phi..sub.v). After the vanishing of the alternating flux (.phi..sub.