Abstract: A composition suitable for use in the aversion therapy treatment of cocaine abuse. The composition has the physical characteristics, taste, and anesthetic effect similar to cocaine. The composition comprises an amount of a local anesthetic sufficient to induce a degree of anesthesia similar to that induced by cocaine. The composition further comprises a carrier compound possessing the physical characteristics of cocaine. The composition may further comprise additional components which aid in imparting the physical characteristics, odor, taste, or anesthetic effect of cocaine to the composition of the present invention.
Abstract: A locking apparatus for removably attaching an object to a specified place on a surface, allowing the object to rotate while locked. An engageable cylindrical protrusion is attached to the surface. The object is provided with a hole at the desired point of attachment, the hole allowing for the entrance of the cylindrical protrusion. The interior of the object contains a member connected to a lock cylinder which is rotatable between a locked and unlocked position. In the locked position, the member engages the protrusion and locks the object to the surface in a manner to allow rotation of the object about the protrusion.
Abstract: An apparatus for creating an electrical connection to a battery having protruding terminals from one side of it. A surface is provided against which the side of the battery containing its terminals is biased via an appropriate hook shaped retainer. The protruding terminals of the battery are inserted into holes in the surface, and protrude from the opposite side of the surface. When protruding from the opposite side of the surface, they come into electrical and mechanical contact with suitable connectors, thereby forming the desired connection, and allow use of the battery in an electrical circuit as a power supply. The battery may be easily removed by a suitable repositioning of the retainer.
Abstract: A male and female electrical connector are held together via a permanent magnet inside the female connector. The male connector is generally spherical and of ferrometallic construction so as to be attracted by the permanent magnet. A number of male connectors may be attached to a multi-conductor cable, each male connector being electrically connected to only one of the conductors. In this manner, a multitude of electrical connections can be made concurrently. The invention is especially suitable for use in medical applications requiring an electrical attachment to be made to a patient which may be easily disconnected by the patient when he so desires.