Abstract: A neckerchief slide has one form that has a rigid body with a flat body portion and three spaced, rigid loops that project outwardly and rearwardly from the body portion, and a flashlight integrated into the body portion. The loops define apertures for the ends of a neckerchief. One end of the neckerchief goes through one aperture, the other end goes through another aperture, and both ends go behind the body portion and through the third aperture. The bulb of the flashlight points down during normal wear, and is easily pointed forward without removing the slide from the neckerchief or the flashlight from the slide. A second form of a neckerchief slide omits the flashlight. Indicia is displayed on the front of the neckerchief slide.
Abstract: A runout gauge has a mounting block, a support block that slides horizontally relative to the mounting block, a spring that pushes the support block away from the mounting block, a roller that rotates on a horizontal axle on the support block, and a dial indicator that mounts on the mounting block. The dial indicator has a plunger that contacts the support block. A vertically adjustable stand positions gauge with the roller against the tire tread and radial runout pushes the support block which pushes the plunger. A narrow roller is used to measure lateral runout.
Abstract: A pole mounting device has a rod with a ball at one end and a clamp at the opposite end, and a holder tube with a ball socket that forms a ball joint with the ball on the end of the rod. The holder tube rotates relative to the rod about two transverse axes. A pole is held in one end of the tube and a set screw in the other end adjusts rotational resistance of the ball joint. The mounting device can mount flag poles, and with an adapter, mobile electronic devices or other articles.
Abstract: A circuit board mounting system has a mounting plate and standoffs. The mounting plate has several parallel slits. The standoffs have a base with an elongated slot and an upright post. Fasteners through the slot mount the standoffs anywhere along the slits. The standoffs can rotate around the fasteners and translate relative to the fasteners before the fasteners are tightened, so that a post can be located anywhere on the mounting plate. Circuit boards are mounted to the tops of the standoff posts.
Abstract: A transition for connecting a coaxial cable to a conductive metal part such as an antenna has a base and a sleeve. The base is pressed into the groundplane of the antenna to provide a permanent conductive and mechanical connection. A low profile transition has a base and a channel portion parallel to the face of the base.
January 23, 2009
Date of Patent:
May 31, 2011
Steven C. Olson, Craig S. Leahy, Chad E. Dewey
Abstract: An aiming sight has a base, two oppositely facing light emitting elements on the base, a pivot upon which the base rotates, a detent that holds the base at selected positions, and a spring, magnet or other structure that presses the sight towards the aimed device upon which the sight is mounted. The sight is selectively rotated so that one of the light emitting elements faces the user for aiming, without removing the sight or the light emitting elements from the aimed device.
Abstract: A rotational sports training and conditioning system has a hip harness, a torso harness, a pair of adjustable connectors that connect diagonally from the torso harness to the hip harness, an elongated cord and a club band. The hip and torso harnesses each have selectively positioned cord loops for attachment of the cord and/or the club band. The connectors selectively synchronize relative rotation of the pelvis and torso for swing, strike or throw training and conditioning. The cord assists or resists rotational motions. The club band synchronizes arm positioning and forearm rotation with rotation of the pelvis and upper torso.
Abstract: A rain gutter system includes fastening clips, fasteners, a rain gutter and a reverse-curve shield. The shield includes a back dam that overlaps existing flashing and has a crease at the bottom. The fastening clips have a groove that locates the fastening clips relative to the back dam. The upper back end of the back wall of the rain gutter forms a snap together joint with lower end of the back dam. The rain gutter is anchored to the back dam and fastening clips vertically and in the fore/aft direction, and can slide laterally. The front upper end of the rain gutter slopes up and back to improve debris shedding.
Abstract: A rain gutter system includes a back flashing, fastening clips, fasteners, a rain gutter and a reverse-curve shield. The back flashing overlaps existing flashing and has a crease at the bottom and the fastening clips have a groove that locates the fastening clips relative to the back flashing. The back wall of the rain gutter extends above and behind the bottom of the back flashing. The rain gutter and shield are anchored to the back flashing and fastening clips vertically and in the fore/aft direction, and can slide laterally. The front upper end of the rain gutter slopes up and back to improve debris shedding.
Abstract: A showerhead in which the basic assembly attaches to a water supply pipe that controls and directs the mixing of solutes of various kinds, such as shampoo, moisturizers, liquid soaps or perfumed water and water itself. These are mixed and dispensed with incoming water that passes into, through and out off the controller assembly. These have a solute containing reservoir or reservoirs with different solutes that easily attach or detach for refilling. When adjusted to go to the showerhead or alternately to the bathtub for both showering and bathing, different amounts of solutes may be added to a reservoir to obtain the amounts most desirable. With such a system the water-solute mixture is able to cover the entire body. By selecting mixtures or adding more or less solutes to the reservoir, the skin is treated in such a way that it becomes softer and not itchy.
Abstract: A wireless headset system includes a headset and a programming device. The programming device can be in the headset or in a base that is connectable to the headset. The headset has programmable device and a transceiver. The base has a programming device. The programming device programs the programmable device in the headset to control the transceiver to communicate directly with any cordless telephone base station, allowing hands free use of the telephone.
Abstract: A subsurface thermally autogenous reactor and method has downgoing and upgoing flow passages connected at the bottom to form a U-tube and in heat exchange relation to each other. The downgoing and upgoing flow passages each have an upper heat exchange section and a lower reaction section. An air injection system injects air into the downgoing flow passage between the heat exchange and reaction sections. The cross sectional area of the upgoing heat exchange section is greater than the cross sectional area of the downgoing heat exchange section to balance the downgoing and upgoing flow velocities. The downgoing heat exchange section has multiple tubes to increase the heat transfer area.
Abstract: An apparatus and method for producing a solid product such as orthopedic appliances, dental splint mouthpieces, dentures, lined dentures and the like from flowable materials such as silicones, acrylics, polyurethanes and dental casting investments. The container in which an article is treated will develop 80-100 psi and has opposed curved surfaces between which a seal is formed without leakage.
Abstract: A multiple padlock lock system for locking a first post to a second post has a common plate and connecting links. Padlocks connect the common plate and the connecting links around the first post lock the common plate to the first post. Connecting links or a tongue plate lock the common plate to the second post. At least two padlocks must be unlocked to remove the lock system.
Abstract: Systems and methods for providing dry hydrotherapy to a reclined human subject in a home or commercial environment. The systems include an enclosed tub with an external support frame and an internal operational frame. The enclosed tub includes a multi-layer cover upon which the human subject may recline to receive the hydrotherapy. The cover includes an open netting layer attached to a perimeter edge of the tub for supporting the weight of the user and a pliable waterproof layer positioned over the netting for containing the liquid used in the hydrotherapy while still transferring the massaging force of the liquid to the user. The liquid is directed under pressure against the underside of the cover with a moveable liquid jet source positioned on a track within the tub. A liquid circulation system cycles the liquid through the tub enclosure in the process of providing the dry hydrotherapy. A sleep system includes a selectively inflated air mattress.
Abstract: Wind driven apparatus for an aerial power generation system include driven elements and controls. The driven elements are configured and shaped to provide maximum force from both lift and drag during the downwind phase of operation and minimum force during the upwind phase. The driven elements have a sail portion with a leading edge and a trailing edge. The controls change the driven elements between high force configurations for downwind operation and low force configurations for upwind operation, adjust the pitch and azimuth angles of the driven elements, and control the camber.
Abstract: An aerial power generation system includes a guide line supported by a support body. Wind driven elements are configured and shaped to provide maximum force from both lift and drag during the downwind phase of operation and minimum force during the upwind phase. The guide lines add stability to the system and provide better control over angular orientation and direction of motion. Power transfer is through one or more tow lines connected from the driven elements to power generation devices on the ground. Another embodiment of the aerial power generation system includes a revolving apparatus and two or more wind powered driven elements connected by tow lines to the revolving apparatus. The method includes changing the driven elements between high and low force configurations for downwind and upwind operation, and flying the driven elements in a selected pattern perpendicular to the tow line.
Abstract: An arrow nock has a nock body, an actuator and a pair of retaining tabs. The retaining tabs retain the bowstring in the arrow nock while the bowstring is drawn. When the bowstring is released, the bowstring moves the actuator to a forward position and the actuator moves the retaining tabs to an open position so that the bowstring clears the arrow nock without friction.