Abstract: A securing bracket for a floor supported laundry appliance, such as a washing machine or a clothes dryer. The securing bracket is connected between the rear legs of the appliance and an adjacent wall to prevent skidding of the appliance on the floor. The securing bracket also includes a shock absorber for dampening vibrations transmitted from the appliance to the securing bracket and an attached wall.
Abstract: Safety glasses and attached reading glasses in which the reading glasses are pivotally connected to a support member which is pivotally connected to the safety glasses so that the reading glasses can not only be pivoted to an out-of-the way position from in front of the safety glasses when not needed, but also pivoted relative to the front of the safety glasses to provide better focus.
Abstract: A child's stool having a pair of horizontally spaced, parallel, vertically extending side walls, each having a pair of receivers provided therein. Each receiver includes a vertically extending slot communicating with a plurality of vertically extending inclined slots. A floor is provided having rods cooperating with the receiver slots so that the height of the floor above the ground can be varied so that the stool can accomodate children of various sizes.
Abstract: A single-hand controlled syringe having a plunger slidably mounted within a barrel. The plunger and barrel are of double wall construction with the outer wall of the plunger being slidably mounted in the space between the inner and outer walls of the barrel. A spring is mounted in the space between the inner and outer walls of the plunger. By this construction and arrangement, the alignment of the plunger within the barrel is maintained; the spring is hidden from view and the syringe can be easily assembled and disassembled for cleaning.
Abstract: A plate venturi for a dust collector filter cleaning system having a compressed air pipe for delivering pulsed compressed air jets through the venturi against a filter to remove particulates therefrom. The venturi is provided by a pair of spaced metal plates welded to each side of the compressed air pipe and extending tangentially therefrom. The plates diverge outwardly relative to each other to provide a throat portion therebetween. An elongated opening is provided in each plate in proximity to the compressed air pipe and the space between the plates provides openings at each end of the venturi so that upon pulse firing a jet of compressed air through the venturi, large quantities of air are induced through the openings in the plates of the venturi and through the open ends thereof, increasing the air mass and velocity, to thereby increase the impact effectiveness on cleaning the filter.
Abstract: A compact disc container having a compact disc carrier pivotally mounted within a housing. The carrier is spring biased outwardly from a side of the housing and is held in a closed, stored position within the housing by a finger activated latch. The container can be manipulated by one hand and the compact disc is fully exposed-when the carrier is pivoted to the open position. A title/cover page can be viewable from the top of the container, and a label can be viewable from a side of the container. The compact disc container is intended to replace the traditional compact disc case having the disc packaged therein when purchased at the store.
Abstract: A lacrosse stick string configuration, wherein a plurality of spaced, longitudinally extending thongs are connected to the top of the head of a lacrosse stick and to the base of the head. A plurality of longitudinally extending twisted cords are positioned in the spaces between the thongs, parallel thereto, and connected at opposite ends to the top of the head and the base of the head. Portions of the twisted cords extend transversely of the head to interconnect the longitudinal thongs and for maintaining the thongs in spaced relationship. The construction and arrangement of the thongs and twisted cords provide a relatively closed mesh pocket having rectangular openings for enhancing the control of the ball during catching, carrying, and throwing.
Abstract: A yarn package holder wherein a plurality of circumferentially spaced blades are pivotally connected to a pair of axially spaced discs adapted to be connected to the creel of a textile machine. A detent assembly is provided between the blades and discs so that the blades can be pivoted and fixed at a desired radial position relative to the discs for supporting yarn package tubes of different diameters. The blades are rigidly held against the inside surface of the yarn package tube.
Abstract: A tensioned cable railing wherein a cable extends in a serpentine manner between top and bottom horizontal extending rails connected at opposite ends to vertical posts. Tubular spindles extend between the top and bottom rails in proximity to the posts, and a tensioning mechanism is mounted in each tubular spindle and connected to a respective end of the cable for maintaining the proper tension on the cable. The bight portions of the serpentine cable are received in longitudinally extending grooves provided in the top and bottom rails to enhance the appearance of the railing.
Abstract: An air inlet for a dust collector wherein a scroll inlet duct and an associated cylindrical duct are mounted on the top wall of the dust collector housing so that dust-laden gas flows into the scroll duct and through the cylindrical duct resulting in a rotational path of downwardly flowing gas within the cylindrical duct providing a centrifugal force on the gas so that when the dust-laden gas enters the collector housing it spreads outwardly toward the walls of the collector housing and downwardly resulting in a substantial cloud of uniform flow of dust-laden gas over the length and width of the collector housing to provide a uniform deposit of dust particles on the filters while precluding abrasion of the filter media. A perforated metal plate is positioned in the collector housing in proximity to the outlet of the cylindrical dust to facilitate the outward and downward flow of dirty gas in the collector housing.
Abstract: A dust collector filter cleaning control system employing high-pressure compressed air pulses, wherein the dislodged dust particulate is prevented from returning to the filters after the high-pressure compressed air cleaning thereof by briefly maintaining a positive low-pressure compressed air within the cleaned filters so that the particulate removed from the filters has time to drop into the collector hopper. The same source of compressed air is employed for both the filter cleaning air pulses and the sustaining low air pressure for preventing the re-entrainmnet of the dust particles into the filters.
Abstract: A microphone system includes a portable frame for mounting linear pick-up microphones such that each of the microphones has its diaphragm facing outwards from the frame and the diaphragms form a generally elliptical pattern. A microphone with a substantially hemispherical pick-up pattern is mounted on the frame such that it is directed upwards and a second substantially hemispherical pick-up pattern microphone is mounted on the frame directed downwards. The linear pick-up pattern microphones are equispaced about the perimeter of the frame. There is a hand or camera grip depending downwards from the frame. The microphones of the frame can be electronically connected to the respective channels of a multi-channel sound system, or to the channels of a multi-channel digital mixer which in turn can be connected to a multi-channel sound recording device. The microphones may be selectively electronically connected and disconnected to adapt the system for a predetermined sound playback configuration.