Abstract: A method of playing a card game based upon various options that a player can make to the standard card game of Black Jack. It utilizes a game board having multiple wagering circles each identified by a number that represents the option the player may choose. The ability to exercise the options does not come into play until at two cards have been dealt to each player and also to the dealer in the conventional manner of playing Black Jack.
Abstract: A recreational water sled that is designed to be towed by a speed boat or a jet ski. The water sled has an elongated boat body having a superstructure extending upwardly from its top surface. The superstructure has a rider seat portion and a nose portion having a dashboard located on its tear end. The top end of a steering column extends from the dashboard and it has a handle bar secured thereto. The bottom end of the steering column is secured to a rudder in the form of a ski or disk-shaped rudder. The front end of the boat body receives a tubular quick release housing that is structurally secured therein. A front end of a tongue assembly is releasably captured in the tubular quick release housing. The tongue assembly has a floating tow rope attachment assembly secured to its rear end. A hand actuated lever on the handle bar releases the tongue assembly from the boat body.
Abstract: A multi-sizable horseshoe made of flexible synthetic material whose heel members may be spread apart thereby enlarging the size of the horseshoe so that it can have multiple size dimensions thereby allowing a single horseshoe to fit all different sizes of horse's hoofs. The outer edge of the body member has a downwardly extending outer gripping edge. The outer edge of the body member has an outside rim extending upwardly that mates with the sides of a horse's hoof. A plurality of protrusions extend upwardly from the top surface of the body member at spaced intervals to space the bottom surface of a horse's hoof from the top surface of the body member. A plurality of bore holes pass from the bottom surface of the body member through to its top surface and glue is injected into the chamber between the horse's hoof and the top surface of the body member.
Abstract: A locking assembly for an astragal that would be attached to the inactive door of a double door unit that would be installed in a residence or a building. The astragal would be attached to the edge of the inactive door in the space between the inactive door and the active door. A separate locking assembly would be attached adjacent the top end of the door and also adjacent the bottom end of the door. A plug having an elongated locking bolt extending from it is mounted in the front end of the carriage member. Additional structure is provided for reciprocal travel of the carriage member between a locked position and an unlocked position.
Abstract: A lockable electrical cord connector unit having a cylindrical connector housing made of electrically non-conductive material. A locking control ring telescopes over the connector housing and it is mechanically connected to structure within the connector housing that allows male electrical connector members extending from the housing to be locked into a female electrical socket. In an alternative embodiment the connector housing may have female sockets that can lock onto a male electrical terminal by using the same locking control ring structure. A second alternative embodiment provides for the connector housing to be an adaptor having male electrical terminal prongs extending from one end and having a female electrical socket formed in its other end. The locking ring allows both ends to be locked to mating electrical terminals.
December 6, 2000
Date of Patent:
August 6, 2002
Richard G. Davidson, James K Bentley, Michael S O'Keefe
Abstract: A Radio Frequency Radiation Shield Unit for a wireless telephone for protecting the user from radio frequency radiation. It has a housing having an open bottom end that allows it to be slid over the top end of the wireless telephone. The housing also has an aperture in its top end that allows the antenna of the phone to extend upwardly and outwardly therefrom. An antenna shield member extends upwardly from the top end of the housing and it is positioned between the antenna and the head of the person using the telephone to protect the person from radiation emitted by the antenna. In one presently preferred embodiment, the Radio Frequency Radiation Shield Unit is fabricated of a plastic material having carbon fibers embedded therein for absorbing and dispersing radio frequency radiation.
Abstract: A portable variable power zoom periscope having an upright oriented main tubular member having a reciprocally mounted slide bar attached thereto. A prism housing is secured to the top end of the slide bar. A flashlight holder is detachably secured to an attachment bracket at the top end of the slide bar and it has a flashlight removably mounted therein. The portable variable power zoom periscope has a focusing lens assembly, a zoom lens assembly and a detachable handle. A belt hook is removably secured to the periscope by the removable handle. The handle may have a radio mounted therein.
Abstract: A dual locking system for a firearm that allows the owner to keep a loaded gun unlocked for protection purposes while maintaining maximum security from a child's being able to fire the weapon. The gun lock assembly has a lock housing and a lock housing support assembly as its major structure. The lock housing support assembly is secured to the vertical leg portion of the trigger guard of the firearm. The lock housing is an elongated tubular member having a lock assembly mounted in its front end. Internal grooves in the lock housing act as a track for guiding it onto the lock housing support assembly. There is a spring loaded release button mounted on the bottom wall of the lock housing support assembly that travels along the inner surface of the bottom wall of the lock housing. The release button can drop into either one of two apertures in the bottom wall to provide two specific positions for the lock housing on the handgun. In the rearmost position, the trigger is completely hidden from view.
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 preselected current to an electrochemical cell, consisting of an ion permeable membrane and two electrodes. The generation rate of CO2 and H2 is 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: The method of transferring a sublimable dyestuff art image onto the curved outer surface of a billiard ball. The spherically shaped polyester billiard ball is initially molded with at least one recess having a first predetermined configuration formed in its curved outer surface. The first predetermined configuration would be either that of a heart or a spade such as found in a deck of cards and. the billiard ball would be made of material having a color that is not white. A plug made of styrene polyester resin heat cured material is then inserted into the recess. A plug would have the same first predetermined configuration. The surface of the plug must be receptive to sublimable dyestuff. The plug is then heat cured in the recess thereby providing a billiard with a substantially spherical outer surface. In the meantime a first lithographic art image has been formed on an auxiliary carrier web and the lithographic art image is made of sublimable dyestuff.
Abstract: An anti-geyser shut-off valve assembly for a water sprinkler irrigation system. It has a valve housing, a valve member, a coil spring, and a push nut that would be installed on the elongated shaft member of the valve housing for restricting the distance that the valve member may be biased away from a valve housing. When a sprinkler housing is mounted above the shut-off valve assembly and is operating properly, there is minimal obstruction to the water flow passing therethrough. If the sprinkler head or riser is broken off, the uncontrolled geyser of water will be automatically shut off and a thin stream of water would be sprayed upwardly to function as a flag identifying that the sprinkler head requires repair.