Abstract: A liquid/solids waste separator apparatus for use in separating animal waste or waste water into filtered liquid and collected solid waste particles. It has an elongated housing having a pair of support legs attached adjacent to the rear end of the housing for varying the inclination angle of the housing. Positioned downward from the top edge of the housing is an elongated mesh screen that extends substantially the length of the housing. A plurality of nozzles are laterally spaced from each other and connected to the top of a tube that extends transversely beneath the mesh screen. A carriage supports the opposite ends of the tube and it has wheels that ride along tracks supported on opposite lateral sides of the mesh screen. An electric motor drives a chain passing around a pair of sprocket gears in the housing. A drive peg extends laterally from the chain and it is captured by a guide member whose bottom end is connected to the carriage.
Abstract: A carpenters pencil sharpener having a body member having a T-shaped opening in its front wall. The body member has an interior pencil sharpening chamber having respective left and right upper support platforms and respective left and right lower support platforms. There are respective left and right upper ramps that extend inwardly from the T-shaped opening to the respective left and right upper support platforms. There are also respective left and right lower ramps that extend inwardly from the T-shaped opening to the respective left and right lower support platforms. A transversely extending blade member has a rearwardly extending cutting edge that extends into the interior pencil sharpening chamber. The T-shaped opening of the pencil sharpener allows a carpenters pencil to be inserted at four different 90 degree positions in order to sharpen the four different sides of the carpenters pencil.
Abstract: A fishing lure configured to simulate a squid. It has an elongated body member that tapers at its front end and has a front ring for attachment to a fishing line. An elongated head member is connected to the front end of the body member by structure that allows the head member to freely wobble upwardly, downwardly, to the left and to the right at acute angles to the longitudinal axis of the body member. The connecting structure also includes structure that allows the head member to freely rotate approximately 180 degrees about the longitudinal axis of the head member. A plurality of flexible tentacles extend from an annular skirt that is secured to the rear end of the head member. The tentacles hide a hook that is attached to structure extending from the head member.
Abstract: An epicyclic cross piston engine having a four, six or more cylinders. It has individual pairs of pistons rigidly connected together by connecting rods. The pistons travel axially in their respective cylinders for a complete reciprocal cycle. The cylinders are oriented at ninety degrees to each other. Connecting the respective rods together are a pair of crankshafts and a drive link that is connected to an output shaft. A substantially 360 rotation of said output shaft is produced by the complete reciprocal travel of each of the pistons in their respective cylinders.
Abstract: A radio frequency radiation shield unit that is removably mounted on the antenna of a wireless telephone. It has an upright oriented front wall member that is detachably connected to an upright oriented rear wall member. These wall members are fabricated of a plastic material having carbon fibers therein for absorbing and dispersing radiation. A chamber is formed between the front wall member and rear wall member and one or more membranes are positioned therein and these membranes are made of carbon fiber material that has been cut into strips and tightly woven together. A tubular collar is formed on the rear surface of the lower portion of the rear wall member.
Abstract: A security door lock that is secured by two lag bolts to the vertical wall studs forming a doorway frame. The security door lock is installed directly opposite a doorknob on the door and it has a vertically oriented base plate having at least one vertically oriented groove. A pair of cable tensioning sliders are reciprocally mounted in the vertically oriented groove. A cable has its opposite ends secured to the base plate and the cable passes around the respective cable tensioning sliders. A spring connected between the respective cable tensioning sliders keep them biased away from each other when the cable has not been looped over the doorknob. A cover plate is detachably secured to the base plate and a chamber is formed therebetween into which the cable returns when it is not being used.
Abstract: An electricity generation system that has the ability to generate clean electrical power by mechanically capturing the tremendous power of large trees as they sway in the wind. The system utilizes a modular unit that is mounted on a frame assembly covered by a housing. A plurality of spring motors are mounted in a spring motor housing that is journaled on an elongated spring-motor secondary winding axle. The inner end of each spring motor metal band is secured to the spring-motor secondary winding axle. The spring motor housing is releasably connected to a stationary retention plate to prevent rotation of the spring motor housing until the spring motors are wound a sufficient amount. A cable tether member has one end attached a tree trunk adjacent its upper area and the other end of the tether line is secured to the front end of a ratcheting arm.
Abstract: Balloon catheters according to the present invention have surface contours with protrusions and grooves to make non-continuous lesions. There is a heating element inside the balloon. The balloon will be filled with a fluid before ablation to expand the balloon for tissue contact, and to transfer heating energy from the heating element to the tissue in contact with the balloon. Since the balloon surface has contours with grooves and protrusions, the tissue contact will not be continuous along the balloon surfaces, and therefore the ablation on the tissue will not be continuous. The energy transmitter can be ultrasound transducer, electrical resistant heater, and microwave antenna.
Abstract: A decorative illuminated artificial icicle assembly having a lamp housing having an open bottom end. An upright oriented elongated icicle-shaped body member has its top end detachably secured to the open bottom end of the lamp housing. The outer diameter of the icicle-shaped body member at its top end is less than the width of the open bottom end of the lamp housing to provide a light ray passage open space therebetween. A light source is mounted in the lamp housing. The lamp housing has a reflective inner surface that directs light rays downwardly into the interior of the top end of the icicle-shaped body member and also through the light ray passage open space to illuminate the outer surface of the icicle-shaped body member. The icicle-shaped body member may be tubular and have an aperture in its bottom for draining moisture that condenses therein. A colored lens positioned between the light source and the icicle-shaped body member can be used to vary the color of the illumination.
Abstract: An anchor bolt cap for the top ends of anchor bolts that extend upwardly out of a base foundation onto which is mounted the tower base of a wind generator that produces electricity by rotation of the blades of the wind generator. The bottom end of the tower base of the wind generator has an outer annular flange and an inner annular flange each having a plurality of apertures spaced from each around the entire periphery of the respective flanges. The anchor bolts pass upwardly through these respective apertures and have a washer and nut threaded onto each of the respective anchor bolts for locking the tower base to the top of the base foundation. The anchor bolt caps are installed over the top ends of the respective anchor bolts and prevent moisture from attacking the anchor bolts and thereby prevent corrosion of the anchor bolts.
Abstract: A device as described for the generation of high purity carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen (H2) by electrochemical decomposition of aqueous solutions of liquid and solid organic acids. A d.c. power source is used to apply a pre-selected current to an electrochemical cell, consisting of an ion permeable membrane and two electrodes. The generation rate of CO2 and H2 are continuous and proportional to the applied current; it can be stopped instantaneously by interrupting the current. Small battery operated generators can produce propellant CO2 and H2 to deliver fluids from containers other uses include the creation of anaerobic environments in incubation chambers.
Abstract: A bottom fin for a watersports board such as a surfboard or a windsurfer board. It has an upper body portion having a leading edge that extends downwardly and rearwardly from its front end. The bottom fin also has a lower body portion having a leading edge that extends downwardly and forwardly from the bottom end of the leading edge of the upper body portion. The upper body portion and lower body portion have a trailing edge that extends downwardly from the rear end of the top edge of the bottom fin all the way down to its bottom end. An elongated bulbous member is connected to the bottom end of the fin. There are attachment lugs extending upwardly from the top end of the bottom fin for securing the fin to the bottom surface of a watersports board.
Abstract: A recoil system for the receiver of the firearm having an extension spring recoil assembly that is incorporated into a butt stock assembly. The butt stock assembly has an elongated receiver member and an elongated gunstock sleeve member. The front end of the extension spring recoil assembly is rigidly connected within the rear end of the receiver attachment member. The gunstock sleeve member has a front bore hole extending rearwardly most of its length and the rear end of the extension spring recoil assembly resides therein. The extension spring recoil assembly has an outer tubular member and inner tubular member that is telescopically received therein. An elongated extension coil spring is positioned within the inner tubular member and has its forward end rigidly secured therein. The rear end of the extension coil spring is rigidly attached to the rear end of the outer tubular member.
Abstract: A rideable wave propelled watersport board having an embodiment in the form of a surfboard and another embodiment in the form of a body board. Each board has an elongated body member having a front end, a left side edge, a right side edge and a rear end. The bottom surface of the boards has a plurality of longitudinally spaced steps formed in the bottom surface of the rear sixty percent of the length of the body member. The steps each have a front edge, a rear edge, a front wall and a longitudinal length. One or more fins extend downwardly from the bottom surface of the body member for the surfboard embodiment. Elongated strake members extend downwardly from the bottom surface of the step members. Usually there is a pair of laterally spaced strakes on each step and these strakes are positioned adjacent the respective left and right edges of the body member.
Abstract: A welding clamp assembly having a magnet unit attached to the opposite ends of a flexible metal cable. The metal cable has a memory such as inherent in the structure of a microphone-type of cable. The welding clamp assembly allows metal members to be oriented together at various angles and eyeballed by the sculpture welder prior to welding them together. The metal members to be welded together may be plate, tube, and/or various configurations.