Abstract: An upstanding Self-Adjusting Volume Display and Merchandise Dispensing System designed to increase merchandise and order picking dispensing efficiency and solve major space problems in a direct marketing distribution facility and other product display situations. The inventive system includes a main high-volume, open-top storage bin or hopper with an inclined floor member slanting toward the front of the hopper and a companion, upstanding, telescoping, self-adjusting volume chute vertically and slidably engaged within the interior of the main hopper. The main hopper has a discharge opening at the bottom of the front panel in which a picking portal is inserted, allowing merchandise filled therein to slide forward to be extracted therefrom.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and computer system to store customization specifications for computer software as data in a database. The customization information includes labels, error messages, help, security, and client preferences, such as display preferences. Because this information is stored as data, it is possible for a user to maintain multilingual labels, different error messages, context-sensitive help messages (both error and help messages are also multilingual), security, and user preferences, such as display preferences, as data, rather than placing a request for a computer applications developer to modify procedural code.
Abstract: A device and method for accurately locating electrical junction box openings in sheetrock walls is disclosed. The various embodiments disclosed means for predetermining the shape of the hole to be cut in the wall to locate the electrical junction box and then to place the appropriate hole in the wall.
Abstract: What is disclosed is a device directed to protecting surfaces from damage due to low-impact forces. The device is fabricated from resilient plastic material that will absorb such forces and return to its original shape without breaking or permanent deformation. The device disclosed is semi-circular in cross-section and is adhered to the surface to be protected by EZ-ON means of double-sided adhesive tape or alternatively by flexing onto a bracket.
Abstract: A transparent windshield wiper assembly is disclosed. The construction details of the assembly are similar to the construction of conventional available wipers but the assembly is fabricated from transparent plastic materials. The wiper blade and wiper arm are also provided with a photochromic dye to reduce glare on sunny days.
Abstract: A direction finder is disclosed that is a hand-held device used to locate a vehicle in a parking lot using a two way radio link, operating in an unlicensed freely available band of the radio spectrum. Made for outdoor use, it is independent of GPS systems, cellular telephone systems, Loran, and any other system with a large infrastructure.
Abstract: A new method for locking Intramedullary Nails (IM Nails) with Threaded Guidewire. The present invention is practiced in conjunction with specifically designed tapered screws with segmented threads. This new design uses the screws to begin locking the IM Nail, followed by a threaded guidewire that is placed between screws of the IM Nail. Whenever a more proximal screw is placed with the threaded guidewire, it causes the guidewire to push/lock onto or around the distal screw eliminating the play and causing a more stable form of fixation.
Abstract: What is disclosed is a portable chair specifically adapted for the unique needs of a professional reflexology therapy session. The chair is collapsible and provides numerous adjustments to fit the particular anatomy of each individual client.
Abstract: A structure for mounting a rigid T-Top on the surface of a boat deck is disclosed. The structure is easily customizable to almost any boat configuration. A method for mounting the structure is also disclosed.
Abstract: A method and software for remote control of computer apparatus is disclosed. The method and software use computer network communications to effect remote control of apparatus that are connected to a computer at a remote location.
Abstract: A device and method of attaching an above deck tower to a boat deck is described. The tower generally has a plurality of legs that extend down to the boat deck surface for mounting purposed. The device of the present invention comprises a fitting adapted to receive the legs of the tower and two mounting devices. The mounting devices and the fitting can all be rotated relative to each other so that the tower mounting points can all be uniformly oriented for easy installation and removal of the tower from the boat deck.
Abstract: An arts and crafts hot pot is described. The arts and crafts hot pot is used to melt various types of materials such as thermographic resins, crayons, glue etc. The materials are used in the fabrications of various craft items.