Abstract: Machine and method of stapling mitered joint frame members of rectangular cabinet doors and the like characterized by corner abutments or v-blocks for moving the joints together, and while clamped thereat, simultaneously applying a staple across each joint at both sides of the frame members. V-blocks may be adjusted for all size frames within its capacity. After placing four frame members on the v-blocks, a control effects automatic operation.
Abstract: Drafting template adapted to be juxtaposed on a drawing sheet characterized by a plurality of like spaced lands, in a grid or comb configuration, across which a marking implement may be moved, forming marks on the drawing between the lands and leaving voids or spaces therebeneath. Templates for straight and circular broken lines and broken lines of other curvatures are disclosed.
Abstract: Apparatus for drying small laundered garments, such as women's pantyhose, characterized by a box-like compartment through which hot air may be delivered by a conventional portable hair dryer. Its walls are connected by hinges so that it may be folded to flat configuration when not in use. It may be constructed of inexpensive cardboard, utilizing conventional paper processing machines.
Abstract: Combined crown cap remover and replacement closure for same, characterized by a cap remover and replacement closure pivotally connected together and movable between two limit positions. When in one limit position the closure provides a lever extension for the cap remover and when the cap remover is pivoted toward the other limit position it cammingly engages the closure to contract it into sealing engagement with the end of a container neck of the type having an encircling ridge adjacent the end thereof.
Abstract: Tempered water supply system for a domestic basin, such as a bathroom lavatory, tub or shower, or a kitchen sink, characterized by an adjustable temperature mixing valve for hot and cold water, a supply valve including a hydraulic motor for controlling flow of tempered water from the mixing valve to an outlet such as a spout, and a pair of manual control valves for operating the motor. The control valves, and a manual control for the mixing valve, may be disposed at any desired positions on or relative to the basin. One control valve gradually moves the supply valve toward open position and the other similarly moves it toward closed position, which may be effected by continuous actuation or repeated incremental actuations, whereby actuation of one or the other increases or decreases outlet flow.
Abstract: Plaster board mastic applying apparatus comprising a mastic reservoir or casing adapted to be moved along the board having a mastic delivery slot adjacent its trailing end, a trowelling bar disposed rearwardly adjacent thereof, a slideable support at each end of the bar, and a pivoted axis at the leading end of the casing with a roller on each end thereof, the slideable supports and rollers contacting the board to cause the bar to trowel the mastic into a uniform and smooth layer, the uniformity of such layer being interrupted when mastic accumulates on the rollers, and means for periodically removing the accumulation to thereby resume the uniformity of the layer, said means comprising a scraper for each roller secured to the casing in spaced relation thereto during its normal use and engageable therewith during non-use by manually moving the axle about its pivot and rotating a roller by the hand of the operator.
Abstract: Hoop propelling trundle of the hoop capturing type characterized by a resilient circular split ring, preferably in the form of a helix of somewhat less than a single convolution, with ends normally spaced apart a distance less than the cross sectional diameter of the propelled hoop and which may be sprung apart in the direction normal to the plane of the ring to provide an enlarged opening between its ends to permit the hoop to pass therethrough for detachably connecting the hoop and ring. The ends of the ring are disposed at its forward or capturing end and both ends engage the hoop when rolling in engagement therewith during arresting of the forward motion of the hoop. The ring is also circular in cross section to provide the same rolling contact therewith in various positions of tilt of the plane of the hoop relative to a horizontal surface.
Abstract: Music box of the rotatable drum type with removable reed actuating pins which may be selectively disposed for playing various compositions, characterized by a drum having a peripheral surface without apertures therein and an envelope or sleeve surrounding same containing the apertures for retaining the pins, the envelope being injection moulded of plastic material, the apertures being non-circular, such as square, and the pins being cylindrical and of uniform diameter at all sections thereof.
Abstract: Solar cell module and method of making same, characterized by a plurality of solar cell discs or wafers first disposed between opposite faces of an electrically insulating sheet of the same thickness as the wafers, and thence printed on both sides with electrical conducting material to provide a positive conducting face on one side of all wafers and integral solderless printed conductors between adjacent wafers and a negative grid on the other side of all wafers and integral solderless printed conductors between adjacent wafers. When the wafers are series connected, apertures are provided in the sheet through which the printing material extends to series connect adjacent wafers. The wafers may be secured within the sheet by securing same within apertures therein or elongated crystals may be disposed in a mold and electrically insulating material may be cast therearound to form a block which may then be sliced into modules.
January 13, 1977
Date of Patent:
December 26, 1978
Solec International, Inc.
Richard P. Della-Vedowa, Ishaq M. Shahryar
Abstract: An ellipsograph characterized by a pair of rectilinearly slideable members disposed in 90.degree. crossing relationship and adjustable radii crankpins for moving same, forming a pair of Scotch yokes, and a stylus carrying member slideably engaging both members in the locus of their crossing, adapted to resolve the rectilinear movements of the members into elliptical movement.
Abstract: A hand manipulated electrically heated stylus tool for transferring insignia to an article from a ribbon or sheet having a coating on one face thereof subject to release and transfer to an article to be printed which operates on a 115 volt power supply without use of a voltage reducing transformer or temperature control means. The tool includes an aluminum mandrel with a surrounding sleeve of heat shrinkable Teflon on which a heating element of high resistance insulated wire is wound so that the sleeve provides back-up insulation between the wire and mandrel. The mandrel is provided with a bore which receives the tip portion of a conventional ball point pen, thus forming a heated stylus. The heated stylus assembly is disposed within a hollow frusto-conical support and is secured therein by a hardenable mixture forming heat insulation between the assembly and the support.
Abstract: Hoop for propelling along a surface with a trundle, characterized by being formed of interchangeable sections to vary its circular diameter and at least one section for rendering it non-circular to effect erratic rolling.