Abstract: A dual mode flush valve assembly selectively operable in a full or partial flush mode for use with a toilet flush tank assembly including a flush actuator movable between a first and second position interconnected to a buoyant flush valve movable between an open and closed position, the dual mode flush valve assembly comprising a flush valve actuator assembly movable between an upper buoyant position, an intermediate full flush position and a lower partial flush position in combination with a flush valve control assembly movable between a first and second position disposed to selectively engage the flush valve actuator assembly when in the first position such that when the flush actuator is in the first position the flush valve actuator assembly is in the upper buoyant position and the buoyant flush valve is in the closed position, when the flush actuator is moved from the first to second position for less than a predetermined period of time moving the buoyant flush valve to the open position, the flush valve
Abstract: A method of exercise utilizing a jaw exercise device specifically configured to exercise the muscles of mastication and their auxiliaries comprising an upper head band having two pair of fastening members extending outwardly from the side surface thereof, a chin strap having an attachment member attached to opposite ends thereof and a pair of elastic coupling members to interconnect the two pair of fastening members to the corresponding attachment members such that the upper head band is secured to the upper portion of the user's head and the chin strap is placed on the user's chin whereby each attachment member is coupled to the corresponding fastening member to attach the chin strap to the head band securing the jaw exercise device to the user's head and jaw whereby the user exercises the muscles of mastication and their auxiliaries by repetitively opening and closing his/her jaw.
Abstract: An adjustable dual gas mixing assembly specifically configured for use with a dual burner gas grill including a burner element having at least one pair of gas supply ports formed therein, the adjustable dual gas mixing assembly comprising a pair of flexible gas supply tubes disposed in spaced relationship relative to each other secured to the burner element in open fluid communications with the gas supply ports and a corresponding pair of rigid mixing tubes rotatably disposed within the corresponding flexible gas supply tube, each flexible gas supply tube including a corresponding mounting plate formed thereon to secure each flexible gas supply tube to the burner element and each rigid mixing tube including an annular flange formed on the inner end thereof and at least one air aperture formed on the outer portion thereof such that each flexible gas supply tubes may be deflected laterally and each rigid mixing tubes may be adjusted longitudinally relative to the corresponding flexible gas supply tube.
Abstract: A trailer hydraulic brake system is used with a gooseneck trailer and truck combination. The system includes a frame configured to operatively mount the trailer hydraulic brake system on the gooseneck trailer, a brake actuator including a first and second brake actuator member each pivotally attached to the frame, a brake mechanism including a forward and reverse brake mechanism each pivotally coupled to the first brake actuator member, a brake mechanism positioner selectively movable between a forward and reverse position to selectively engage the forward or reverse brake mechanism and a hydraulic master cylinder coupled to the trailer brakes attached to the frame.
Abstract: A heat sealing machine for joining a battery casing and battery cover selectively operable in either a heating mode or a bonding mode comprising a battery casing station, a battery cover station and a battery casing/cover heater station operatively supported on a machine support frame, the battery casing station including a substantially horizontal support member to support the battery casing, the battery casing/cover heating station including a heater support frame movable between a first and second position pivotally mounted on the machine support frame having a casing/cover heater mounted on one end thereof and a counter balance mounted on the opposite end thereof, the battery cover station including a battery cover support frame movable between a first and second position pivotally mounted on the machine support frame having a battery cover support to support the battery cover pivotally attached to one end thereof and a counter balance mounted on the opposite end thereof, the machine support frame includi
Abstract: A respiration and heart rate monitoring apparatus includes a mechanical-electric apparatus for detecting chest movements and electrodes for detecting electric impulses associated with heartbeat. A highly sensitive detector includes a transducer crystal mounted in bridge-like configuration on pair of spaced piers connected by at least one flexible beam member. The transducer crystal and electrodes may be connected to circuitry for producing indications of respiration and heart rate. The circuitry blocks detection of chest motion substantially coincident with the impulses associated with heartbeat to inhibit erroneous indications of respiration caused by chest motion due to heartbeat. The circuitry also may block small, single polarity signals to inhibit erroneous indications of respiration caused by muscle noise.
Abstract: A self aligning concrete pipe and method of producing the self aligning concrete pipe to improve the seal of the joint cooperatively formed between adjacent concrete pipes wherein each concrete pipe includes a male and female joint member formed on opposite ends thereof to operatively engage the corresponding joint member formed on the next adjacent concrete pipe to form the joint therebetween, the male joint member including a tongue element of predetermined peripheral configuration extending outwardly from the concrete pipe having a resilient seal attached thereto offset inwardly from the outer end thereof, the female joint member including a groove element extending inwardly from the opposite end of the concrete pipe comprising an initial alignment stage, intermediate alignment stage and final seat recess stage, the initial alignment stage including an axial alignment camming surface of decreasing diameter having a linear dimension equal to or less than the inward offset of the resilient seal from the oute
Abstract: A battery operated cautery includes a cylindrical housing configured to retain a voltage source, such as a plurality of batteries, and an electrically heated cautery tip carried by the front end of the housing and adapted to be selectively energized from the power source by a manually operable switch on the housing. The switch includes a contact element having rear end connected to a terminal of the power source and a front end movable into and out of engagement with a terminal electrode of the electrically heated tip to make and break the circuit between the tip and the power source by a operation of a depressible switch actuator on housing. A removable safety cover configured to mount on the front of the housing encloses the switch actuator and heating tip to prevent inadvertent switch actuation and to protect the tip when the cautery is being stored or transported.
Abstract: A reusable light comprising a housing configured to operatively retain a voltage source therein having an extended bulb assembly mounted on one end thereof and a switch pivotally mounted on the opposite end thereof, the extended bulb assembly comprises an elongated hollow sleeve having a mounting member attached on one end thereof to attach the extended bulb assembly to the housing and a bulb housing having a light source disposed therein attached to the opposite end thereof, a first conductor including a first and second conductor element extending substantially the length of the flexible light coupled to the light source, a second conductor disposed within the hollow sleeve being coupled to another portion of the light source and a removable cap to selectively house the extended bulb assembly, the switch movable to operatively engage the first conductor means to selectively close the circuit and activate the light source.
Abstract: A pen light comprising a hollow substantially cylindrical housing having a retainer member secured to the rear portion thereof to house a single voltage source in operative engagement with a light source, a first conductor member movable between a first and second position and a second conductor member each disposed within the hollow substantially cylindrical housing to operatively engage the light source and the voltage source respectively and an actuator clip attached to the hollow substantially cylindrical housing movable between a first and second position to selectively engage the first conductor member such that when the actuator clip is in the first position the first conductor member is separated from the second conductor member to form an open circuit and when the actuator clip is in the second position the actuator clip engages the first conductor member to move the first conductor member from the first position to second position whereby the first conductor member engages the second conductor membe
Abstract: An aquatic exercise device for use in a swimming pool or the like comprising a substantially rectangular, flat rigid fluid resistance member having an adjustable substantially U-shaped hand gripping member disposed in fixed spaced relation relative to the surface of the substantially rectangular flat rigid fluid resistance member by a pair of substantially parallel interconnecting members and a wrist guide including a flat rigid stability member extending in a coplanar relation relative to the substantially rectangular flat rigid fluid resistance member to engage the user's wrist and a substantially J-shaped axial alignment member extending from one longitudinal edge of flat rigid stability member to receive the user's wrist such that the user grasps the adjustable substantially U-shaped hand gripping member while placing his wrist within the substantially J-shaped axial alignment member whereby the user moves the aquatic exercise device through the water to create a significant resistance on the substantiall
Abstract: A contact roller herbicide applicator apparatus comprising a substantially cylindrical roller applicator including an internally gravity fed hollow cylindrical roller reservoir having a plurality of feed apertures formed therein in combination with a multiple-ply herbicide applicator member including intermediate porous pad and an outer applicator member in surrounding relationship relative to the hollow cylindrical roller reservoir to apply herbicide in direct contact with weeds or other undesired foliage.
Abstract: An insulation assembly comprising a retractable flexible panel member mounted on a roller element affixed within a conventional portal frame structure including a closure such as a window or door, a pair of side track elements and a lower track element disposed to selectively engage the peripheral edges of the flexible panel member when in the extended position so as to substantially seal the space between the flexible panel member and the closure from the interior of the enclosure.
Abstract: A method for recording uncoded ratings by multiple evaluators on a single automatic machine scannable document while maintaining independence of ratings and accuracy of results; the method comprising a machine scannable rating sheet and one or more rating shields corresponding to at least all but one of the rating areas to shield each area in succession to maintain independence of multiple uncoded ratings recorded on a single rating sheet whereby the recorded ratings are machine readable through the rating shields.
Abstract: A fluid circulating system primarily designed for use with a thermal blanket or pad and being temperature controlled so that both heating and cooling effects may be produced through the preheating or precooling of fluid in a reservoir tank or like container which, wherein the fluid is in turn forced through the thermal blanket to provide the proper heating or cooling as desired. A standby switching mode is included to prevent circulation of the fluid through the thermal blanket by a pump structure until the fluid reaches a preselected temperature has been reached. Heating and cooling transfer elements are disposed to the fluid within the reservoir tank thereby eliminating the need for condensor structures and the like and allowing for a compact overall unit to provide the required fluid circulating throughout the thermal blanket.
Abstract: A single coin carriage bar for use with a coin control device wherein the coin control device includes a coin totalizer mechanism having an actuator registered portion for accumulatively totaling the value of coins deposited in the coin controlled mechanism to control dispensing from the coin control device. The single coin carriage bar comprises an elongated member having four coin engaging elements extending outwardly therefrom. The integral spacing between successive adjacent coin engaging elements decreasing longitudinally along the length of the elongated member to selectively engage coins of different values deposited in the coin control device.
Abstract: A batting tee comprising a base including an upper and lower base member held in substantially parallel spaced relation relative to each other by a first set of spacers disposed therebetween wherein the upper and lower base member each comprises a first and second base element normally disposed in coplanar relation relative to each other, a second set of spacers attached to the lower surface of the lower base member to support the batting tee above the ground, a substantially vertical adjustable tee member including an outer interconnecting element having an upper and lower tee element extending from opposite ends thereof, a flexible ball receiving element is coupled to the upper portion of the upper tee element, a plurality of corresponding apertures comprising a predetermined pattern are formed in the upper and lower base members to selectively receive the lower tee element thereinto vary the ball hitting position relative to the batting tee wherein the predetermined pattern comprises at least two pair of s
Abstract: A lens mount configured to permit relative movement between the camera axis and lens axis while maintaining the image plane and focal plane in substantially parallel relation relative to each other wherein the lens mount comprises an inner and outer movable circular disc disposed in fixed spaced relationship relative to each other by a movable circular disc spacer, an inner stop plate including a circular stop aperture disposed in surrounding relationship relative to the movable circular disc spaces, a tiltable lens mounting ring to operatively receive a lens thereon attached to the outer movable disc, a rear base plate attachable to a camera and a forward housing plate disposed on opposite sides of the inner stop plate, and an inner and outer disc stop plate each including a circular stop aperture disposed in surrounding relationship relative to the inner and outer movable circular discs respectively, the inner and outer movable circular discs, movable circular disc spacer and tiltable lens mounting ring eac
Abstract: A feminine hygienic device for use with a pressurized water supply, the feminine hygienic device comprising a housing configured to be coupled to the pressurized water supply wherein the housing includes a mixing chamber having a fluid reservoir formed therein, an inlet port having a one-way control valve disposed therein to contain fluid medication in the mixing chamber and to selectively control the flow of water from the pressurized water supply to the mixing chamber, a first outlet port having a quick disconnect coupling device disposed adjacent thereto and a second outlet port having a diverter control valve having at least two positions disposed in operative communication therewith to selectively control the flow of liquid from the mixing chamber through the first and second outlet ports in combination with a dispensing nozzle including a flow control and metering control coupled to the first outlet port to selectively control the flow of liquid from the mixing chamber through the dispensing nozzle for