Abstract: An elevated work platform to support workers thereon comprising a plurality of support sections held in operative relationship relative to each other by a peripheral frame wherein each support section comprises a plurality of transverse support members held in spaced relationship relative to each other by a plurality of longitudinal members and the peripheral frame comprises a pair of side frame members each including a channel to receive opposite end portions of the transverse support members of each support section to hold the support sections in operative position relative to the other support sections.
Abstract: A method and system for converting an annuity fund to a life insurance policy at a predetermined conversion date comprising the following steps: establishing an annuity fund including selecting an initial predetermined value and purchasing an annuity for the initial predetermined value, establishing an irrevocable life insurance conversion plan including selecting the predetermined conversion date, selecting a predetermined mortality death benefit at the predetermined conversion date and purchasing a guaranteed insurability option to guarantee the availability of the predetermined mortality death benefit at the predetermined conversion date, accruing investment income within the annuity fund on a tax deferred basis until the predetermined conversion date, converting the annuity fund to the life insurance policy with the predetermined mortality death benefit at the predetermined conversion date, accruing income within the life insurance policy until the death of the owner of the life insurance policy and disbu
Abstract: An electrosurgical device to generate a plasma stream for performing electrosurgery on a surgical site on a patient comprising an electrosurgical generator coupled to a electrical power source to supply power to the electrosurgical device and a plasma generator including an electrode operatively coupled to the electrosurgical generator to receive electrical energy therefrom and concentrically disposed within an inner noble gas conduit to form a plasma channel coupled to a noble gas source to feed noble gas to the inner noble gas conduct, an intermediate electronegative gas conduit disposed in surrounding coaxial relation relative to the noble gas conduit to cooperatively form an electronegative gas channel therebetween coupled to a gas source to feed electronegative gas to the electronegative gas channel and an outer aspiration conduit disposed in surrounding coaxial relation relative to the intermediate electronegative gas conduit to cooperatively form an aspiration channel therebetween coupled to a negative
Abstract: A spinning reel spool for use on a spinning reel including a bail to reduce friction between the spinning reel spool and fishing line during casting and eliminate the formation of fishing line ‘birdnest’ snarls during casting that result from fishing line loops created during retrieval of the fishing line onto the spinning reel spool following a cast, the spinning reel spool comprising a fishing line support member to spool fishing line thereon having a proximal mounting member to mount the spinning reel spool on the spinning reel and a distal fishing line retaining member including a lip formed on periphery thereof having a plurality of teeth-like members extending outwardly therefrom to form corresponding fishing line retaining grooves at the root or intersection of the leading edge of each tooth-like member and the lip formed on the periphery of the distal fishing line retaining member such that fishing line is reeled in after a cast against the outer face of the distal fishing line retaining member by the
Abstract: An integrated fluorescent lamp device for use with a lamp fixture including a lamp socket configured to removably receive a portion of the integrated fluorescent lamp device therein to selectively support the integrated fluorescent lamp device thereon, the integrated fluorescent device comprises an enclosure to house an electronic ballast coupled to a lamp base affixed to the enclosure having a pair of mounting members formed on opposite sides thereof configured to be removably received in the lamp socket obversely configured to secure the integrated fluorescent lamp device to the lamp fixture and a fluorescent lamp affixed to the enclosure including a spiral shaped glass tube containing a gas electrically coupled to the electronic ballast such that when a switch mounted on the lamp fixture is in the on position electricity flows from an AC power source through the lamp base, electronic ballast and fluorescent lamp to energize the gas within the spiral shaped glass tube.
Abstract: A positioning and control system to selectively position and to monitor and record the position of the seat frame, back rest frame and leg rest supports of a powered wheelchair wherein the positioning and control system comprises a seat positioning mechanism including a seat tilt positioning assembly and a back rest recline positioning assembly to position the tilt of the seat frame and the recline of the back rest frame respectively, and a leg rest positioning mechanism including leg rest positioning assemblies to position the leg rest supports, and a system control including an operator input control and a microprocessor to control, monitor and record the position of the seat frame, back rest frame and the leg rest supports.
Abstract: A method and system for prepackaging and administering a predetermined individualized regime of therapeutic dosages comprising coding of a plurality of sets of separate dosage packets with individual dosage packet designations corresponding to the time and day or date of administration, filling the separate dosage packets with the predetermined individualized regime of therapeutic dosages, coding a packet organizer comprising a plurality of packet positions corresponding to the plurality of sets of separate dosage packets with individual packet designations corresponding to the individual dosage packet designations of the plurality of sets of separate dosage packets, matching the individual dosage packets of the plurality of sets of separate dosage packets with the corresponding packet positions of the packet organizer by correlating the individual dosage packet designations of the plurality of sets of separate dosage packets with the corresponding packet position designations of the packet organizer, storing
Abstract: An artificial Christmas tree comprising a plurality of tiers configured to facilitate assembly for use and disassembly for storage including a lower substantially frustum conical tier to support an open mesh substructure to receive and support a plurality of simulated sprays or Christmas tree branches and Christmas decorations, an intermediate substantially frustum conical tier to support an open mesh substructure to receive and support a plurality of simulated sprays or Christmas tree branches and Christmas decorations and an upper substantially conical tier to support an open mesh substructure to receive and support a plurality of simulated sprays or Christmas tree branches and Christmas decorations.
Abstract: A power source monitor and method to monitor various operating line conditions of an electrical power outlet comprising measuring line voltage and frequency, analyzing wiring conditions, displaying the line conditions and generating an alarm when any of the line conditions are not within a corresponding predetermined range.
Abstract: A wall system comprising a plurality of multi-section panels coupled by posts disposed between adjacent multi-section panels wherein each multi-section panel comprises at least two panel sections, each panel section comprising an inner core including a pair of panel surfaces or sides at least the major portion of which is covered by an intermediate member, an upper and lower edge each disposed within a cap and an outer surface covering at least the major portion of the intermediate members and the caps.
Abstract: An electrical power control system for use with a recreational vehicle or similar load to selectively control power thereto from either a utility power source or a generator power source comprising a power control stage coupled to the utility power source and the generator power source by a power supply stage to operate the electrical power control system and a utility/generator switch arrangement to selectively direct the power from either the utility power source or the generator power source to the recreational vehicle wherein the power control stage monitors polarity, phase and voltage levels, and controls the utility/generator switch arrangement to selectively feed power from either the utility power source or the generator power source to the recreational vehicle under a predetermined plurality of operating parameters or conditions and fault conditions.
Abstract: A bowling alley bumper system including a pair of retractable bumper assemblies for use with a bowling lane to prevent bowling balls from entering either gutter when the retractable bumper assemblies are deployed, each retractable bumper assembly comprises an elongated retractable rail selectively movable between a retracted position and a deployed position disposed between one side of the bowling lane and the corresponding gutter such that when either elongated retractable rail is in the retracted position a bowling ball can enter the corresponding gutter and when either elongated retractable rail is in the deployed position a bowling ball is prevented from entering the corresponding gutter.
Abstract: A coloring kit for storing and carrying a coloring book and a plurality of crayons or coloring implements comprising a carrying bag including an elastic band and a pair of interior pockets to receive and retain the coloring book in the carrying bag and a coloring implement attachment assembly including a plurality of attachment elements detachably attached to the carrying bag to couple a corresponding plurality of crayons or coloring implements to the carrying bag.
Abstract: A rail positioning device for use with a retractable bumper assembly that includes an elongated rail movable between a retracted position and an elevated position supported by a plurality of rail support members to prevent bowling balls from entering a bowling lane gutter adjacent the retractable bump assembly when the elongated rail is in the elevated position wherein the rail positioning device comprises a rail positioning assembly disposed in operational relationship relative to a rail positioning actuator each movable between a retracted position and an extended position such that when the rail positioning assembly is moved from the retracted to the extended position by the rail positioning actuator moving from the retracted position to the extended position the rail positioning assembly engages the elongated rail to move the elongated rail from the retracted position to the elevated position to prevent a bowling balls from entering the adjacent gutter.
Abstract: A swivel assembly for use with a water gun mounted on a base or coupled to a water supply conduit to discharge a high velocity stream of water into a mineral stockpile and slurry pit, the swivel assembly comprises a stationary swivel section and a rotatably swivel section configured and disposed to operatively support a bearing including a stationary bearing section and a rotatable bearing section therebetween to facilitate rotation of the water gun relative to the base or the water supply conduit to selectively control the direction of the high velocity stream of water relative to the mineral stockpile.