Abstract: A stove hood, particularly useful for disposition over a stove abutting a kitchen wall, to capture smoke and other gasses arising from the stove heating elements. The hood includes a chamber, one side having a screened opening which is closeable, and a roof which extends from the top of the chamber over the stove heating elements. That portion of the roof defining the top of the chamber is provided with a vent which may be opened or closed, and communicates with a duct leading to a gas discharge area outside the residence. A spray head is disposed within the chamber and connected to a source of fluid under pressure. The floor of the chamber is provided with a drain. When the side opening of the chamber is closed by a plate-like member, the chamber and the screening over such opening, may be cleaned by turning on the fluid source to the spray head. Fluid falling to the bottom of the chamber passes out of the drain to a waste pipe or to a recycling unit.
Abstract: A marking instrument comprising a tubular holder having its lower end capped by an ink containing pad of a predetermined geometrical shape and disposed at an acute angle relative to the tubular axis. The pad may be removable from the tubular holder for replacement by another pad of the same or different geometrical configuration. The tubular holder may contain a quantity of marking ink which may be released to flow to the pad by the valve means.
Abstract: A method and apparatus for cutting mults from a billet is described. The invention includes a rigid machine bed affixed to a horizontal mounting surface. A rotating headstock, capable of at least one speed is permanently mounted to the machine bed. The headstock has an opening through it capable of accommodating an elongated billet of a high-strength alloy. A pair of three-jaw chucks are removably attached to the front and rear faces of the rotating headstock for mounting of billets of regular cross-section. A pair of four-jaw chucks are removably attached to the front and rear faces of the rotating headstock for mounting of billets of irregular cross-section. An abrasive cut-off wheel is removably mounted to a rotating saw arbor. The saw arbor is pivotally mounted parallel to the axis of rotation of the headstock.
Abstract: An improved skate or skateboard truck is disclosed which incorporates precision steering and rocking components for consistency and accuracy during maneuvers and a method for removing or replacing worn or broken axles. A yoke containing the truck's axle includes a central body portion into which a precision ball socket has been machined. It is jointed by a spherical component for the yoke to pivot around. It is also fitted with a precision ball pivot pin opposite the socket which will act as the associate pivotal and rocking mechanism for the truck assembly. The base is comprised of a central body into which a stud is secured for mounting the yoke and a pocket has been machined for containing a precision ball socket to accept the associate ball pivot pin. A sloted configuration situated at each end of the yoke can be compressed with screws to allow the axle to be removed or replaced.
Abstract: A hair growth formulation. The two basic main ingredients are castor oil and a special lemon extract. The special lemon extract is made from fresh lemon peel. The peel, including the bioflavonoids membrane, is blended with purified water until it is liquidified. Then the mixture is filtered through a sanitized cloth. Other ingredients that have been found helpful include: inositol, choline (from bitartate), niacinamide or nicotinic acid, manganese in chelated form, bioflavonoids, and folic acid. Finally perfume and sodium benzoate (as a preservative) can be added.
Abstract: A pack of plastic shopping bags, each being in a rectangular configuration with a central opening below the upper edge to serve as both a means for mounting with other members of the pack on a forwardly and upwardly projecting support arm, and as a handle for the bag when removed from the support arm; and a method for making such bag packs to provide a stiff inner wall and a tacky outer wall for each bag, by co-extruding HMW HDPE of suggested ranges of density and melt index in a specified percentage of the total bag wall thickness with MLDPE of suggested ranges of density and melt index in the complementary percentage of the total wall thickness. The co-extruded tubing is flattened, subjected to corona treatment, may then receive printing and be gusseted, and thereafter cut transversely, sealed at one end of each cut blank, stacked and subjected to a die operation to cut the openings in all stacked blanks.
Abstract: A plastic T-shirt bag pack in which the outer walls of adjacent bags have been corona-treated and each bag is provided with a central rack mounting tab with a pair of angled lines coming together in an apex adjacent the upper edge of the central tab, the lines being readily severable when the tab is placed on the central mounting element of a conventional rack. At their opposite ends the lines are curled inwardly toward each other to prevent their tearing from propagating down into the bag walls. This may be further prevented by providing a sinusoidal cut below the lower extremities of the angled lines. The area between the apex and upper edge of the tab is provided with a tear start so that when the bag is pulled from the rack, the area is severed to permit removal of the tab with the bag. Appropriately disposed pressure points with the corona treatment above, enable the bags of the pack to be self-opening.
Abstract: Method of making gusseted plastic bags in either rolls or stack packs, each bag having at least one plastic promotional strip extending along a side edge of the bag and secured adjacent to top and bottom edges. The promotional strip may be disposed either between the folded bag edges forming the gusset or outside of the gusset, and may or may not be perforated.
Abstract: A cable clamp may be constructed from a hollow body, a wedge-shaped member and a means for dislodging the member from the body. The body includes a tapered channel that is sized and shaped to accommodate the member and round, flat or rectangular cable sections. The means for dislodging the member include an aperture extending from one side of the member to the other, at least one cylindrical bearing surface positioned at the upper end of the body, and a camshaft. The camshaft has at least one cylindrical end with an inward facing end and an outward facing end. A cylindrical shaft in orthogonally and eccentrically mounted to the inward facing end. The camshaft is positioned so that the cylindrical shaft will bear against the inner surface of the aperture and the end portion will bear against the bearing surface. When the camshaft is rotated, the cylindrical shaft will cause the aperture and the wedge-shaped member to be displaced upwardly from the body.
Abstract: A reinforced paperboard box for storage and shipping of elongated items is described. The box is formed from a single piece of paperboard and may be rapidly assembled without the use of tools. The box comprises an elongated rectangular bottom panel, first and second joined side panels, a top panel, a front reinforcing panel and dividing partition all foldably joined at elongated edges and constructed to form a multi-level elongated box. The first side panel has a pair of abutting end panels foldably joined to either end, with a tab receiving panel and a locking panel foldably joined to either side of the end panel. The second side panel has a pair of end panels foldably joined to either end, that are locked in place by the locking panels and tab receiving panels of the first side panel.
Abstract: The invention encompasses a system by which a leading T-shirt bag may be removed from a rack while initiating the opening of the bag mouth of the next ensuing T-shirt bag, but without also simultaneously pulling out and opening in succession subsequent T-shirt bags of the pack. The invention accomplishes this by modifying the form of the conventional T-shirt bag by placing a second lower slightly offset horizontal tear slot below the horizontal slot on the center mounting tab by which the tab is held on the hook of the dispensing rack. The offset slot creates a narrow bridge on one end and a wider bridge on the other end of the slot. A glue spot is provided offset from the center toward the side with the narrower bridge, between the back of the forward bag and the front of the subsequent bag. When the leading T-shirt bag is filled and subsequently pulled away, the wider bridge first ruptures and the narrower bridge, coupled with the offset glue spot, works to pull open only the next bag.
Abstract: A head covering with eye spraying capability is described. A hard-hat like device incorporates a liquid spraying system between the layers of the head covering for use in environments in which the user may be subject to dirt or dust entering his eyes while working. The invention consists of a digitally activated pump connected by tubing to a reservoir containing water or special eye washing fluid. The reservoir is connected by tubing to one or more spray heads mounted on malleable tubing adjacent the user's face. The tubing supporting the spray heads may be changeably fixed by the user to provide accurate spraying into the user's eyes. A series of one way valves permit air to be replaced in the pump after activation while pressurizing the reservoir and forcing fluid out of the reservoir and through the spray heads and into the user's eyes.
Abstract: A pack of registering plastic T-shirt bags in which the walls of each bag are provided with registering central tabs projecting into the bag mouth, the tabs each having a rack retainer mounting orifice comprising a lower transverse cut portion extending between points spaced inwardly from the side edges of the tab with one end of the cut portion curving back and upwardly to extend toward, but terminating before reaching, the upper edge of the tab; and the other end of the cut portion also curving back upwardly and terminating in a segment of the cut extending back parallel to the lower transverse portion for a distance less than half the extent of said latter portion; thereby, the tabs of the bags may be mounted on a rack retainer by passing the retainer through the lower transverse cut portion of the mounting orifice.
June 3, 1998
Date of Patent:
November 9, 1999
Inteplast Group, Ltd.
Ben Tseng, Ron C. Yeh, Ernest Acosta, Yook-Meng Chew
Abstract: A paperboard box for shipping of compact discs, cassettes and similar items that may be formed from a single piece of paperboard and rapidly assembled without the use of tools is described. The box comprises first and second panels, first including a rectangular bottom second section of a first predetermined height and a first predetermined width. First and second rectangular end sections are foldably joined to the upper and lower ends of the bottom panel. Upper and lower closing sections are foldably joined to the distal edges of the first and second end sections. A bendable tab element extends from the distal edge of the upper closing section and a tab element receiving slit is included in the lower closing section. The second panel includes a rectangular back section having a second predetermined height equal to the first predetermined width and a second predetermined width equal to the first predetermined height.
Abstract: A cover for securing about an engaged closure device comprising a body having an upper portion and a lower portion that define a cavity therebetween to accept and enclose the closure device. A locking system of flanges engageable in slots is provided to releasably secure the upper and lower portions together to prevent access to the closure device thereby preventing accidental or unauthorized opening of the engaged closure.
Abstract: An apparatus for molding reconstituted culled olive product in a slurry or plastic form comprising a plurality of molds, each of the molds being comprised of two halves which when brought together in face to face engagement define at least one cylindrical cavity; a plurality of elongated cylindrical rods, one for each of the cavities; a first endless belt to carry the molds vertically and incrementally over a predetermined horizontal course, and to return the molds back to the start of the course; an injection device disposed at a station below the horizontal course, the device being provided with a supply of the olive product in slurry form and adapted to inject a predetermined quantity of the product into each mold cavity having a rod inserted therein when the mold is disposed in the station; and a second endless belt adapted to carry the plurality of rods over a course which includes a rod insertion station disposed horizontally from the mold injection station, a tannic acid tank, a product coloring tank,
Abstract: Gusseted plastic bags and methods of making the same in either rolls or stack packs, each bag having at least one plastic promotional strip extending along a side edge of the bag and secured adjacent to top and bottom edges. The promotional strip may be disposed either between the folded bag edges forming the gusset or outside of the gusset, and may or may not be perforated.