Abstract: A combination garden tool having an elongated handle having a tubular sheath connected to its bottom end. A push hoe blade has a shank that is connected to the bottom end of the tubular sheath. The push hoe blade has a foot flange formed along its top edge to provide a platform against which the garden tool's user can push his foot when using the garden tool as a shovel, a push hoe or an edger. The rake head has its top end pivotally connected to the handle adjacent its bottom end. A rake head can be rotated from a stored position to a working position. There is structure for locking the rake head in both the stored position and the operating position.
Abstract: The rotary tilt exercise machine is a gravity-controlled device wherein the user, cradled in a body support unit, employs bodily balance and thrust to roll the body support unit, which is tiltably mounted on the ball joint of a housing drum. A pendular shaft is fixed to the base of the body support unit so that body support unit tilt produces angular displacement of the shaft within the housing. At its extension, the pendular shaft is weighted to provide ballast and centrifugal impetus to body support unit roll. Body support unit motion parameters are defined by either of two optional control devices, specified as a rotary wheel motion controller and as a crank arm motion controller. Auxiliary equipment includes a seat belt and grab bars mounted on the body support unit that stabilize the torso and enable body balance movements that work the back and abdominal muscles.
Abstract: A wall mount comer gun lock assembly having a wall mount bracket, a wall mount bracket cover, a barrel rest, and an open loop gun ring. The wall mount bracket is installed in the corner of a room by a plurality of lag bolts that pass through apertures in the wall mount bracket. The wall bracket cover nests within the wall mount bracket and prevents access to the heads of the lag bolts. One end of the open loop gun ring is inserted through aligned apertures on the respective ends of the wall mount bracket and the wall mount bracket cover and then slid through the aligned apertures of the trigger guards of the firearms to be locked up. An elongated sliding tubular member is slid onto the tip of the open loop gun ring and the sliding tubular member has a length sufficient to close the space between the spaced tips of the open loop gun ring. A keeper member releasably connects the tips of the open gun loop ring together.
Abstract: A lockable electrical receptacle for connection to the front end of a three wire electrical cord or extension cord. A first embodiment has a cylindrical housing formed of plastic electrically non-conductive material having a pair of laterally spaced electrical prong apertures formed in its front wall surface. There is a chamber and channels in the structure of the housing for receiving the left blade prong terminal, the right blade prong terminal and the ground prong terminal that are in communication with the electrical plug apertures. The rear ends of the respective prong terminals are electrically connected to the front end of an electrical cord. A shaft having a front end extends outwardly from the left side wall of the housing. The shafts have structure formed in their periphery that allows a predetermined number of degrees of rotation to lock the blade prongs of a male electrical plug in the electrical plug apertures after they have been inserted therein.
Abstract: The invention relates to a holster for handguns in which the handguns are held by the barrel or slide and the trigger guard, with a recess (9) being provided for the trigger guard of the gun, into which a retention pin (10), gripping the trigger guard from behind, can be pushed in or pulled out from the side, with a cheek (4) comprising magnets (5) for attaching the slide of the handgun being provided on the side of the recess (9). Preferably, for pushing in or pulling out the retention pin (10) a link-type guide (20) is provided at its end pointing away from the end engaging the recess (9) whereby if necessary, the retention pin (10) in its pushed-in position can be locked down.
Abstract: A lock-in compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) adaptor that would be screwed into the socket of a conventional incandescent lamp assembly. It has an adaptor casing whose respective top wall, bottom wall and outer side walls form an electrical components chamber for a ballast, a printed circuit board, and electrical wiring. A CFL post member socket is formed in the top wall of the adaptor casing. An electrical contact base is connected to the bottom wall of the adaptor casing and it has a conventional externally threaded outer electrical contact surface that would be received into a conventional incandescent lamp socket. The adaptor has structure to prevent unauthorized removal of the compact fluorescent lamp from the adaptor. The adaptor casing also has a pair of vertically oriented slots for receiving and capturing the bottom legs of a harp used with a lamp assembly. One alternative embodiment of the adaptor has a removable electrical contact base.
Abstract: A method of making an eyewear frame comprising the initial step of extruding an elongated billet of substantially rigid material having a top surface having predetermined convex cross-sectional initially as extruded curvature and a bottom surface having a predetermined concave cross-sectional initially as extruded curvature. The next step involves mounting a predetermined length of the elongated billet in a holding fixture of a computer numerical control (CNC) cutting machine. Next the CNC cutting machine is operated to cut out predetermined lens apertures and a finished eyewear frame around each of the previously machined lens apertures thereby producing a substantially stress free eyewear frame that is ready to have a stress free lens installed in its lens aperture.
Abstract: A dripless hose bib for connection to a pressurized water source pipe. The dripless hose bib has a valve body having an inlet port, an outlet port and a fluid passageway connected between them. The front end of the valve body has an external garden hose thread. A ball valve is positioned in the fluid passageway. An aperture in the top surface of the valve body communicates with the ball valve. A vertically oriented valve stem has its bottom end detachably connected to the ball valve and its top end is connected to a transversely extending lever handle. A valve body plug is screwed into the rear end of the valve body and it in turn has a threaded bore in its rear end that threads onto the pressurized water source pipe.
Abstract: A pouch assembly having a pocket member secured to the front wall of a vertically oriented rear panel assembly. The rear panel assembly has a chamber formed in its top half within which is positioned a magnet having a flat front surface. This magnet is adjacent the top end of the pouch member. The magnet functions to hold a limited number of metal fasteners or a metal tool against the front surface of the rear panel assembly where they can be easily grasped by a person wearing the pouch assembly. A vertically oriented non-collapsible rigid tubular member is secured to the front wall of the rear panel assembly inside the pouch member for removably receiving a writing instrument. A spring clip member is secured to the rear wall of the rear panel assembly for detachably securing the pouch assembly on a person's belt or in the top end of a person's pocket.
Abstract: A harness with detachable and interchangeable pouches comprises two torso straps extending downwardly and outwardly from a central coupler assembly, two shoulder straps, and two belly straps. The harness is adjustable to fit nearly any body size. The pouches are attached to the harness with quick-releasing retaining clips and to each other by the belly straps. Each pouch includes front and rear panels that are formed using either a right-side template or a left-side template and is interchangeable with any other pouch designed using the same template. The interchangeability allows the wearer to install pouches that are best suited for a particular activity. Each pouch is designed such that, when worn, it hangs at an angle which causes its top to slant downwardly toward the middle of the wearer's torso, thereby increasing the accessibility of the pouch contents.
Abstract: A one-cup coffee brewing apparatus having a hot water container member unit and a drinking vessel unit. The hot water container member has a tubular side wall having an open top end and a closed bottom end to form a hot water chamber. The drinking vessel unit has a cup member having an inner tubular side wall which has an open top end and a bottom end closed by a water permeable member. A coffee grounds holder is removably secured to the bottom end of the tubular side wall of the cup member and it has a chamber therein for receiving coffee grounds. The bottom wall of the coffee grounds holder unit has a water permeable member.
Abstract: A method and apparatus for destroying blood borne pathogens is disclosed which utilizes a low intensity direct current to generate positive particles from various metals which destroy viral pathogens. A first electrode comprised of a metal such as silver is inserted into a patient's venous system. Then, a second electrode is placed on the patient's exterior in the vicinity of the first electrode. A low intensity direct current is applied to the first metal electrode which releases silver cations to be bonded to the virus, resulting in the denaturing of the virus. The first electrode is placed in the venous system of the infected patient via a catheter.
January 26, 2000
Date of Patent:
March 25, 2003
Charles Bruce Fields, Phillip F. Burris
Abstract: A water ski having an elongated body member having a fore-zone, a mid-zone, an aft-zone and a longitudinally extending X-axis. A major longitudinally extending groove is formed in the bottom surface of the water ski and it extends substantially the length of the mid-zone and the aft-zone. A plurality of longitudinally spaced left side minor grooves and right side minor grooves extend outwardly from the boundary edges of the major groove toward the respective left and right side edges of the water ski. Water traveling along the length of the major groove will also travel laterally outwardly through the respective left side and right side minor groove to give improved performance to the water ski.
Abstract: A lockable wall outlet electrical receptacle having a housing with a pair of vertically spaced electrical plug aperture set formed in its front wall surface. The housing would be made of a plastic material that is electrically nonconductive. There are chambers and channels in the structure of the housing for receiving the left blade prong terminal, the right blade prong terminal and the ground prong terminal for each of the respective sets electrical plug apertures. The rear end of the respective prong terminals are electrically connected to electrical wire connection terminals on the outer surface of the housing. An upper and a lower shaft have their front ends extending outwardly from the left side wall surface of the housing. The shafts have structure formed in their peripheral surface that allows a predetermined number of degrees of rotation to lock the blade prongs of a male electrical plug in the wall outlet receptacle after they have been inserted into the electrical plug apertures.
Abstract: A portable collapsible pulpit having a left top wall panel having a right edge and a right top wall panel having a left edge and said respective right edge and left edge are hinged together. Each of the top wall panels has an upstanding rear flange member adjacent their bottom edge. A left side support wall panel has its top edge pivotally hinged to the bottom surface of the left top wall panel adjacent its left edge. A right side support wall panel is pivotally hinged to the right top wall panel adjacent its right edge. A left front wall panel is pivotally hinged to a right front wall panel at their abstract side edges and their respective other side edge is pivotally hinged to the respective left side support wall panel and right side support wall panel adjacent their front edges. Handgrip slots are formed in the respective front wall panels both for the purpose of aiding in collapsing the pulpit and also for the purpose of carrying the pulpit in its collapsed state.