Abstract: A garbage processing vehicle includes a rotational fermentation drum device which is disposed on a loading platform of a vehicle, for mixing garbage with aerobic microorganisms and air in a rotational drum and providing conditions favorable to fermentation. By processing the garbage in a vehicle, device installation space can be saved and the garbage can be processed during transportation. Exhaust heat of the vehicle's engine is conducted to a peripheral space of the drum and air sucked from the periphery of the engine is supplied to the inside of the drum to promote fermentation.
Abstract: Denim articles of clothing such as blue jeans, are conventionally treated with a permanganate. The permanganate is thereafter neutralized with a liquid composition containing peroxide, a sulfate and deionized water. The composition neutralized the permanganate, prevents the yellowing of the article and reduces the biological oxygen demand in plant effluent.
Abstract: The apparatus disclosed is an attachment to be used in correcting misaligned rails in a unitized automobile chassis which includes a face plate to which is joined a three-piece wedge assembly. The apparatus allows as a result of wedging action, a sizable area of contact to be established between the apparatus and the interior of the misaligned rail so that when pulling force is applied to the apparatus, it is transferred to the rail through the broad area of contact thereby decreasing the chance of further damage to the rail during the repair process. Also disclosed is an embodiment featuring a two-piece wedge assembly. Methods for repairing a damaged rail using the wedge assemblies are also disclosed.
Abstract: A method for fastening together two or more parts with a fastener through fastening holes where either the fastener is misaligned with the holes or the fastener and one of the parts are both misaligned with the fastening hole of the other part. A depression having a throughbore is formed in one part and defines one fastening hole and cooperates with a self-tapping fastener to fasten the parts together and bring the fastener into alignment with the parts. The depression deforms to accomplish the alignment of the fastener and the parts.
Abstract: A rigid rectangular cheese mold includes a bottom and four upright walls heatsealed to each other at their edges. The walls are provided with outwardly diverging drainage slits during injection molding of the walls. The drainage slits form rows extending in the longitudinal direction of the walls, the drainage slits of one row are staggered with respect to the slits of the other row. The outer side of the cheese mold may be reinforced by reinforcing strips or a reinforcing strip-like frame. The inner surface of the wall has whey discharge recesses formed in a net structure comprising first structure ribs and second structure ribs. The first ribs extending in the vertical direction of the wall are thicker than the second ribs extending in the horizontal direction. Additional channels on the inner side of wall may connect the whey discharge recesses. The net structure is also formed during injection moulding of the walls.
Abstract: Stress cracking in poly(alkylene terephthalate) or polycarbonate articles of manufacture is inhibited by applying to the article a hydrophilic-substituted aromatic hydrocarbon having either an alkyl or aryl side chain, such as, e.g., a sodium sulfonate. Preferably, the stress crack inhibitor is applied to the article in the form of a dilute aqueous caustic bottle washing solution.
Abstract: A device for safely taking bodily samples is taught. A stylet is held within a sheath and cap. The cap has biased flanges at the forward end thereof to prevent inadvertent forward extension and possible contamination with the stylet to a health care worker. The flanges are formed such that the needle is forwardly extendable past the flanges initially for use. Once retracted, the flanges prevent re-extension beyond offering protection to the user or other personnel. A strap connected to the stylet and the cap prevents the separation of the stylet from the cap. The cap is detachable from the sheath, thus allowing the stylet and the cap to be withdrawn leaving the sheath for use. The stylet would only be used once and discarded with the protective cap over the sharp end of the stylet. A fresh stylet and cap could be obtained for use with the original sheath if additional procedures with the same sheath is necessary.
Abstract: A lumbar support mechanism for inclusion within a seat back includes a fixed frame, a movable frame which is adjustably mounted to the fixed frame, and an outwardly bowed arcuate resilient lumbar support member which is adjustably mounted to the movable frame. A control box is provided for adjusting the lumbar support member in either a horizontal or vertical direction and a pair of cables interconnect the support mechanism with the control box.
Abstract: Water treatment apparatus includes a housing, and at least one canister disposed within the housing. Inside the canister are disposed a first water treatment material and a second water treatment material, the first material being different from the second material. Both the first material and the second material acting alone makes the contaminated water more suitable for human consumption. Preferably, the first material is disposed in a first stage, the second material is disposed in a second stage which is physically discrete from the first stage. Alternatively, the first material and the second material may be admixed together in the canister. The apparatus preferably includes an alarm for indicating when the material for treating the contaminated water needs to be replaced.
Abstract: A feeder for supplying a warp to a weaving machine is described. The feeder includes a drum non-rotatably supported by a drum shaft, a driving section connected to the drum shaft, a flyer wrapping warp around the drum, the flyer being supported by and rotatable with the drum shaft, a warp sensor pivotably supported in one of a plurality of slits formed in the drum, at least one supporting member eccentrically movable and slantable with respect to the drum shaft, and at least one carrier born by the at least one supporting member and guided by the plurality of slits respectively to be movable in both an axial direction and in a radial direction. The flyer transport the warp wound about the drum in the axial direction with the supporting member rotatably mounted on the drum shaft. A dial having a cam-like slant surface is attached to the drum shaft so as to enable a inclination angle adjustment of the slant surface. By the adjustment of the dial, the supporting member is inclined.
Abstract: A composition characterized in that it comprises one or more interhalogens or sources thereof and one or more acids or sources thereof which are not appreciably oxidized by the interhalogen(s) is disclosed.When diluted with water to in-use solution strength, such may be used in an ambient cleaning and/or disinfecting process in accordance with the present invention particularly for milk- or food-handling equipment.
Abstract: A high solids lubricant system suitable for use in aqueous lubricating systems is disclosed. The high solids lubricant first gels and then solubilizes in the aqueous lubricant stream. In a preferred embodiment, the aqueous stream further contains a water conditioning system.
October 2, 1989
Date of Patent:
April 13, 1993
Grant E. Lavelle, Charles Rossio, Dwight Davis
Abstract: Process for producing binder-containing fibrous mats from lignocellulose fibres or the like together with stabilizing additives is described. These mats are then generally processed by hot pressing to shaped or moulded articles, such as for the internal lining of the passenger compartments of motor vehicles. The dry fibrous material thoroughly mixed with the binder is applied to a conveyor in such a way that there is an alternate application of several wood fibre layers and synthetic fibre layers. The accumulation densities of the synthetic fibres and the wood fibres are placed to produce a mat cross-section in accordance with a statistical distribution, or curve, which roughly corresponds to an edge-blurred, periodic comb profile. The curve base width for the synthetic, fibres is much smaller than that for the wood fibres. The individual fibre accumulations are interconnected by means of suitable adhesives.
Abstract: An apparatus for casting metal includes an outer housing, a liner disposed within the housing and defining a melt tank therewithin, at least one layer of insulation between the housing and the liner, a heating element, a shot tube in the housing external of the melt tank, and a piston disposed within the shot tube for ejecting molten metal from an outlet thereof. A method of die casting a metal is also disclosed, as well as a die casting system including the described apparatus.
Abstract: A panel piece combination toy includes a panel piece having a predetermined shape and a base plate having a fitting hole into which the piece panel is fitted. The panel piece has a sound generating device built in the panel piece.
Abstract: A method for treating mastitis which comprises the use of an infusion of an effective amount of (mon)oxychlorosene or sodium oxychlorosene in an aqueous carrier is disclosed.A mastitis treatment infusion applicator which comprises a body portion including a compartment containing a first material which is an aqueous carrier, a cap portion including a compartment containing a second material which is (mon)oxychlorosene or sodium oxychlorosene, a seal arranged on either the body or cap portion to separate the two compartments, and seal-breaking means arranged on either the cap or body portion respectively, wherein the cap and body portion are movable relative to one another between a first position in which the seal is intact and a second position in which the seal is broken and in which the materials in the two compartments may come into contact, at least the surfaces contacting the second material being fluorinated is also disclosed.
Abstract: A self-inflating support device is described. The device has utility in various environments, particularly in seating devices deployed in motorized vehicles. The support device comprises an inflatable bladder having a release structure to control air flow. A memory plate deployed within the inflatable bladder urges the bladder to full expansion when the release structure is open. When it is desired to form the support device to the contours of a body area, the release structure is opened while the body area is reclined thereagainst. The force of reclining compresses the bladder and memory plate. Closing the release structure retains the device in the desired contour by the static air mass formed therein. Reinflation is achieved without use of a pump by the action of the memory plate. When the valve is reopened, the memory plate expands the bladder, drawing air into the bladder through the release structure.