Abstract: A mobile chiropractic vehicle comprising a rectangular enclosure have two opposed end walls, two opposed lateral walls, a ceiling and a floor defining an interior area; at least one axle having a pair of wheels, each on opposite ends of the axle, the at least one axle being secured transversely to the rectangular enclosure adjacent the floor to enable movement of the rectangular enclosure; a first arrangement associated with one of the two opposed end walls to transport the rectangular enclosure to selected locations; a second arrangement associated with the other of the two opposed end walls to provide handicapped access to the rectangular enclosure; and a retractable arrangement disposed between the two opposed lateral walls in a spaced relationship with the two opposed end walls to divide the interior area into a patient waiting area adjacent the second arrangement and an examining, diagnostic and adjusting area adjacent the one of the two opposed end walls when the retractable arrangement is closed and a
Abstract: A hot air towel warmer comprising a substantially air tight enclosure having an access door to enable placing a towel to be warmed in the enclosure and to enable removing the warmed towel therefrom; a shelf disposed within the enclosure having perforations therethrough to support the towel; a blower disposed within the enclosure adjacent to the shelf to create a stream of air and to continuously circulate the stream of air within the enclosure for passage through the perforations of the shelf and the towel; a resistance coil heater disposed within the enclosure adjacent the blower to heat the stream of air; an electrical control circuit disposed within the enclosure associated with the stream of air, the blower and the heater to automatically maintain the stream of air at a temperature within a predetermined temperature range for a given period of time or until the access door is open, whichever comes first and to prevent scorching of the towel should a short circuit occur in the parts of the electrical contr
Abstract: The shimless-shim employed with an edge member of a rough opening in a structure helps true up a jamb in the rough opening comprising a first member disposed parallel to the edge member having a length equal to the width of the edge member and the thickness of the wall boards attached to both edges of the edge member; a pair of a second members attached to the first member in a perpendicular relationship thereto, the pair of second members being disposed in a spaced relationship with respect to each other to enable each of the pair of second members to be disposed between a different one of the edges of the edge member and an adjacent one of the wall boards, the pair of the second members being adjustable in and out to assist in truing up the jamb in the rough opening; a first fastener is associated with the first member to enable fastening the jamb thereto; and a second fastener is associated with each of the pair of the second members and the edge member to secure the pair of second members to the edge memb
Abstract: The locking device comprises a first member disposed adjacent a toggle switch wall plate to pass a switch arm therethrough and having a first longitudinal slot of predetermined length along a given side thereof; a second member to pass the switch arm therethrough, to slide within the first member from an “ON” position to an “OFF” position and vice versa in step with the switch arm and having a lever extending out of the first longitudinal slot; and a third member disposed to cover the first and second member and to pass the switch arm therethrough, the third member having a second longitudinal slot along the side thereof adjacent the given side and coextensive with the first longitudinal slot and a detent disposed in the second longitudinal slot to lock the lever and, hence, the switch arm in a selected one of an “ON” position and an “OFF” position.
Abstract: A safety lock for jewelry having two free ends connected together by a selected clasp to prevent losing the jewelry should the selected clasp become disconnected comprising a fixed member having a predetermined configuration secured to and extending outwardly from one side of the jewelry adjacent one of the two free ends; and a pivotable member having one end thereof secured to the one side of the jewelry adjacent the other of the two free ends extending from the one side of the jewelry, the pivotable member having a length to span the selected clasp and to have the other end of the pivotable member engage the fixed member in a locked relationship to lock the two free ends together when the selected clasps disconnects.
Abstract: A portable and manually operated lightweight tennis ball tester with a housing for receiving at least one tennis ball to be tested; a pair of bars disposed in the housing in a substantially parallel relationship, each of the pair of bars being disposed in opposite sides of the at least one tennis ball; force applying system coupled to one of the pair of bars and extending out of one end of the housing to enable applying a force to the at least one tennis ball; and gauge device coupled to the other of the pair of bars to provide an indication of whether the at least one tennis ball meets standard of play established by the United States Tennis Association.
Abstract: A promotional product including a figurine capable of balancing on a food container or a beverage drinking vessel adjacent a top thereof, the figurine being custom made to balance on each different type of a food container or a beverage drinking vessel and being a representation of one of a group including a person, an animal, an object and a cartoon character.
Abstract: A stabilizer for retractors employed in tonsillectomies includes a first longitudinal member secured to an operating table in an adjustable, substantially upright position; a second elongated member secured to the first elongated member adjacent an end thereof remote from the operating table at an adjustable angle relative to the first longitudinal member, the second longitudinal member having a plurality of notches spaced therealong to enable selection of one of the plurality of notches to receive an end of a retractor remote from a patient lying on the operating table; and an arrangement associated with both the first and second elongated members to enable adjustment of the adjustable angle to thereby enable the surgeon to manipulate the retractor and the head of the patient to place the head of the patient in a desired position to enable removal of the tonsils.
Abstract: A dust and particle control attachment for a saw having a housing and a rotary blade secured for rotation on a shaft extending from the housing comprising a rotary blade guard enclosing a portion of the rotary blade having one side thereof secured to the housing and the other side thereof removably secure to the one side to form a passageway for dust and particles produced during a cutting operation, the passageway having an intake end and a discharge end, a first arrangement is associated with at least one of the side and the other side of the rotary blade guard adjacent the intake end of the passageway to enable cutting inside corners of walls disposed at a predetermined angle with respect to each other both horizontally and vertically, and a second arrangement associated with at least one of the one side and the other side of the rotary blade guard to contain the dust and particles within the passageway and to direct the dust and particles to a collection means connected to the rotary blade guard adjacent
Abstract: A polygon-shaped container comprising a plurality of normally rigid boards providing sides of a polygon-shaped container having a predetermined polygon configuration; a plurality of connecting members each connecting adjacent edges of the plurality of normally rigid boards together, each of the plurality of connecting members having sufficient strength to maintain the polygon-shaped container in the predetermined polygon configuration and yet sufficiently flexible to enable the plurality of normally rigid boards to be shipped flat to a user who will form the polygon-shaped container into the predetermined polygon configuration; a first arrangement to close a bottom of the polygon-shaped container; and a second arrangement to close a top of the polygon-shaped container after being filled.
Abstract: A wheelable backpack having a front portion to carry items therein, a rear portion to rest against the back of a person using the backpack in a back-carrying mode and a pair of shoulder straps to enable the person to use the backpack in the back-carrying mode, a pair of channels substantially parallel to and spaced with respect to each other disposed in a rear portion extending from the top to the bottom of the backpack; a handle device disposed in the pair of channels; a pair of compartments disposed in the bottom portion with each of the pair of compartments being disposed in communication with a different one of the pair of channels; a pair of wheels each disposed in a different one of the pair of compartments; and a mechanical arrangement disposed in each of the pair of channels connected between the handle device and each of the pair of wheels to convert linear motion of the handle means to rotary motion to extend each of the pair of wheels out of their associated one of the pair of compartments when the
Abstract: A self-contained, disposable corrosion monitor for a fluid containing system comprising a plug insertable into a fluid containing system, the plug indicating a preselected amount of loss of metal on an inner wall of the system due to corrosive action of the fluid on the inner solid monitoring wall of system. The plug includes a wall of the predetermined metal having a thickness equal to the preselected amount of loss and one surface exposed to the fluid when the plug is inserted into the fluid containing system at the same level as the inner wall of the system, an enclosed cavity associated with the other surface of the monitoring wall and a substance disposed within the enclosed cavity reacting with the fluid penetrating the monitoring wall to indicate when fluid has penetrated the monitoring wall and, hence, that the preselected amount of loss of the metal on the inner wall of the fluid containing system has occurred.
Abstract: A hot air towel warmer comprising a substantially airtight enclosure having an access door to enable placing a towel to be warmed in the enclosure and to enable removing the warmed towel therefrom; a shelf disposed within the enclosure having perforations therethrough to support the towel; a blower disposed within the enclosure adjacent to the shelf to create a stream of air and to continuously circulate the stream of air within the enclosure for passage through the perforations of the shelf and the towel; a resistance coil heater disposed within the enclosure adjacent the blower to heat the stream of air; and an electrical control circuit disposed within the enclosure associated with the stream of air, the blower and the heater to automatically maintain the stream of air at a temperature within a predetermined temperature range for a given period of time, or until the access door is opened, whichever occurs first.
Abstract: An automatic cleaning system for a ceiling fan having a plurality of fan blades extending outwardly from a central motor driven hub comprising a plurality of cleaning units, each in a cleaning engagement with a top surface and a bottom surface of a different one of the plurality of fan blades; and a plurality of recoil units, each connected to the different one of the plurality of fan blades adjacent the central motor driven hub and an associated one of the plurality of cleaning units to enable each of the plurality of cleaning units to travel from a point adjacent the central motor driven hub to an outward end of the different one of the plurality of fan blades due to the centrifugal force when the ceiling fan is running and to retract each of the plurality of cleaning units to the point from the outward end of the different one of the plurality of fan blades when the ceiling fan is not running.
Abstract: A vacuum and bag system comprising a tank of predetermined configuration having a closed end and an open end; an impervious, flexible bag disposed in the tank having an edge of an open extremity thereof draped over an edge of the open end of the tank; a removable cover having a powerhead therein, the cover being disposed to seal the open end of the tank and to entrap the edge of the open extremity of the impervious, flexible bag on the edge of the open end of the tank, the powerhead generating a negative pressure within the tank and the impervious, flexible bag when the powerhead is activated; a pickup hose disposed to extend through a selected one of the removable cover and a side wall of the tank adjacent the powerhead to pick up material and to deposit the material in the impervious, flexible bag when the powerhead is activated; and a conduit connected between an inner surface of the removable cover adjacent the powerhead and an inner surface of a selected wall of the tank externally of the tank, the condu
Abstract: The method of manufacturing a flexible wall covering that replicates a finish selected from a traditional encaustic finish, a traditional stone finish and a traditional plaster finish comprises the steps of adding a flexible resin to a KOLCAUSTICO solution to provide a flexible resin-KOLCAUSTICO compound; applying at least one layer of the flexible resin-KOLCAUSTICO compound to a flexible carrier sheet in a predetermined pattern; letting the one layer of the flexible resin-KOLCAUSTICO compound dry; and burnishing the one layer of the flexible resin-KOLCAUSTICO compound after drying to produce a desired sheen that replicates a finish selected from a traditional encaustic finish, a traditional stone finish and a traditional plaster finish.
Abstract: A rotary positive blower is driven by a drive device and has an intake port and an exhaust port. A plurality of conduit arrangements each having an inlet coupled to the exhaust port and an outlet, each of the plurality of conduit arrangements have a first predetermined diameter in at least a given portion; and a restriction is disposed in at least one of the plurality of conduit arrangements between the inlet and the outlet of this at least one arrangement, the restriction has a predetermined length and a second predetermined diameter less than the first predetermined diameter to cooperate in reduction of noise and improved efficiency of the drive device and the rotary positive blower.
Abstract: A quick drain drain plug to replace the usual solid drain plug of a crankcase of an internal combustion engine includes a first circular member having an axis and a first opening therethrough. A threaded member is secured to and extends perpendicular from one circular surface of the first circular member having a channel therethrough coaxial of the axis in alignment with the first opening, the threaded member being threaded into the threaded oil drain of the crankcase. A valve closure member disposed on the other circular surface of the first circular member has a second opening therethrough coaxial of the axis in alignment with the first opening and the channel. A second circular member having a valve seat therein cooperates with the valve closure member to control draining oil from the crankcase.
Abstract: A device to tip a container containing a liquid to enable substantially complete emptying of the liquid from the container by a siphon comprising a bottom surface to support the device; an inclined top surface disposed at a predetermined angle with respect to the bottom surface upon which the container is supported in a substantially upright, but tipped condition; and an arrangement disposed adjacent a low point of the inclined surface to prevent the container from sliding off the inclined surface.
Abstract: A system to releasably anchor a post at a predetermined location on a playing surface comprising a hollow, upright post to be releasably anchored at the predetermined location on the playing surface having a bottom on the playing surface and a top remote from the bottom and the playing surface; a hollow, frustoconical member disposed within the hollow, upright post adjacent the bottom to anchor the hollow, upright post to the predetermined location on the playing surface and to enable a quick release of the hollow, upright post when forceful contact is made with the hollow, upright post; and an arrangement connected between an interior of the hollow, frustoconical member and the playing surface to secure the hollow, frustoconical member to the predetermined location on the playing surface.