Abstract: A preassembled parallel wire cable creates a random cast of loops. Any of the random cast of loops is hung for transport, thus eliminating costly and time-consuming coiling and reeling operations.
Abstract: A torque relief system dissipates a torque in a marine cable section to be used for seismic data collection. The system includes a bench having a deadman unit; a tensioning element connected to the deadman unit; a swivel bearing unit connected to the tensioning element and configured to receive a first end of the marine cable section; and at least one bearing unit configured to support the marine cable section with reduced friction so that when the tensioning element tenses the marine cable section, the marine cable section and the first end rotate freely until the torque is dissipated.
September 30, 2013
Date of Patent:
July 25, 2017
Michael Maples, Chuck Williams, Mark Turcotte, Vu Khuc
Abstract: Hair tree support adapted for holding and organizing sections of precut human or synthetic hair and their packages for use by a hairdresser in braiding or hair extension techniques and the like. The support includes a base, a vertically extending member, and a rotatable top assembly having radial arms equipped with non-slip hooks and non-slip hair rests. Hair baskets with longitudinal slits therein for supporting long hair sections and hair packages passing therethrough are mounted to the member.
Abstract: Procedure consisting of the of textile weaving of inelastic and elastic fiber forming an elastic weave with one or more rigid loops. Field of application: clothing, footwear, headgear, haberdashery, costume jewelry, items for personal use, travel items, cases, leather goods and imitation leather goods. The inventive procedure consists of the weaving of an inelastic fiber and an elastic fiber, natural or synthetic, which are separated at preset intervals, in this way giving rise to one or more rigid loops that allow the application of laces or other objects that benefit from the combined effect of resistance and/or stability, provided by the loop in inelastic fiber, and of elasticity, provided by the inelastic-elastic weave.
Abstract: A portable aesthetic component comparison system is provided with a support base, a work surface, a post, and a plurality of carriers. The work surface is provided on the support base. The post is supported by the support base centrally of the work surface. The plurality of carriers are each configured to support at least one aesthetic component, each carrier having an aperture configured to be received over the post for pivotal positioning of one aesthetic component relative to another aesthetic component atop the work surface. A method is also provided.
Abstract: A dispenser and method for storing and dispensing orthodontic arch wires of arcuate configuration, having first and second pairs of opposed side walls of generally rectangular disposition closed by a bottom wall and an opposed top wall to store arch wires in a stacked relationship generally parallel to the first pair of side walls, the top wall having an opening at least slightly shorter than the base width of said arch wire, such that the arch wire will protrude only a distance from the dispenser sufficient to be grabbed and pulled when removed from the dispenser through said opening and the second pair of opposed side walls constructed and arranged to maintain the apex of the stored arch wire orientated toward the dispenser opening such that the arch wires can be dispensed without contaminating the remaining arch wires.
Abstract: The invention comprises a circular, transparent, plastic disc having a plurality of circular holes located equidistant from the center of the disc and being substantially equidistant from each other. A plurality of radial tabs equal in number to the number of holes and located on radii corresponding to respective holes provides a device wherein a plurality of strands of yarn are cut into substantially equal lengths and divided by color. The yarn of like color is inserted through a hole, and a central portion of the yarn is pulled over a tab corresponding with the hole on its radius, thus locking the strands in place relative to each other and the disc. The disc can be mounted on posts extending from a "lazy-Susan" base.