Abstract: A deep water operations system includes a submersible vessel including a propulsion system for operating the vessel on and beneath the surface of a body of water. The vessel will operate on the water surface to travel to a designated site and then submerge beneath the surface to a depth sufficient to avoid surface wave and weather conditions. A surface power buoy is deployable from the vessel at the water surface and connected to the vessel by an umbilical cord and includes a propulsion system, RF vessel communication and a GPS receiver. An ROV launch cage is supported by the vessel by a second umbilical cord and stores and deploys an ROV remotely controlled from the vessel for deep water work and repair activities via the second umbilical cord.
November 25, 2009
Date of Patent:
October 19, 2010
Down Deep & Up, LLC
Dave Smith, Guy Heyl, Ronald E. Smith, Julian G. Angus, Charles M. Staehle
Abstract: A preferably weather resistant multi-section upright stanchion assembly for a construction site document storage apparatus, a real estate display sign and the like. The stanchion assembly includes a plurality of elongated substantially similar stanchion sections and a ground-engaging tip. Each stanchion section includes an elongated body having a hollow first end thereof and a second end thereof sized for slidable, releasable, lockable engagement into said first end of the next adjacent stanchion section to facilitate ease of height adjustment of the stanchion assembly. The stanchion assembly releasably connects at one end into a mating support cavity formed between the front and back panels of the inner frame of the storage apparatus. A single or two spaced upright stanchion assemblies support two horizontal spaced display panel support arms which, in turn, support a preferably multi-panel display sign.
Abstract: A combination stabilizer and standing support for a kayak or canoe. A pontoon assembly is attachable to the deck of the kayak or canoe and provides a buoyant pontoon held laterally spaced from each side of the kayak or canoe for maintaining stability. A standing support also assembly attachable to the deck includes a body support elevated above the deck a distance sufficient to provide leaning support for a person standing in the kayak or canoe while fishing. A locking latch releasibly locks each pontoon arm in a pivotally downwardly deployed position placing the pontoons into water to stabilize the kayak or canoe from substantial rolling movement while a rope and pulley arrangement connected to each of the pontoon arms facilitates manually lifting of the pontoons above the water when not in use.
May 28, 2009
Date of Patent:
September 7, 2010
Richard H. Rosenberg, Harold J. Rosenberg
Abstract: A golf swing analyzer providing a learning tool for golfers to help improve golf backswing and club face angle consistency. To gage the club angle relative to swing path, a fence is placed and held on the shaft perpendicular to the club face. During a golf swing, an air flow along this fence is created by the swinging motion of the club. For a perfect square shot, the pressures are equal on both sides of the fence; otherwise, as the fence angle changes relative to air flow, one side compacts the air, creating a high-pressure area while at the same time the opposite side dams the air flow and creates a low-pressure area. A differential pressure transducer detects this pressure difference on each side of the fence. When the ball is struck, a microphone in the device detects the ball impact and a microprocessor interprets the fence position relative to air flow based on the pressure transducer output.
Abstract: A process for separating phosphatic materials from coastal beach sand and sand deposits used for beach renourishment. The steps include (a) suspending a mixture of beach sand and phosphatic material in water, (b) introducing compressed gas, preferably air, into the mixture or sparging to produce a bubble froth on the surface of the water, and (c) skimming or separating the bubble froth from the surface of or within the water to effect separation of the phosphatic material in the froth from the beach sand left in the water. The bubbles of the bubble froth attract and carry the phosphatic material on the surface of the bubbles during upward movement through the mixture. A conditioner added to the water which improves the tendency of the phosphatic material to “float” is preferred.
November 7, 2007
Date of Patent:
May 4, 2010
Richard Windgassen, James R Windgassen, Russell H Swenson
Abstract: A temporary sunshade for a soccer goal which has a net and a goal frame for supporting the net in an outstretched configuration, the outstretched net having contiguous generally planar net surfaces including a horizontal top panel, upright end panels, and a sloping back panel. The sunshade preferably includes a removable flexible sunscreen connectable atop preferably all of the outstretched net as a sunshade for players during periods of soccer play inactivity. The sunscreen includes an airflow opening in a back panel thereof which permits moving air to flow there through for cooling players within the goal space of the soccer goal while remaining shaded. In one aspect, the opening may be an elongated slit formed along a substantial length of the back panel of said sunscreen. In another aspect, the opening may be a plurality of spaced U-shaped cuts through the back panel of the sunscreen each defining a flap movable by air movement thereagainst which produces an opening to permit air to flow there through.
Abstract: A water treatment apparatus including a series of pairs of water filtration cells of an upwelling type. Each cell of each pair has a longitudinally extending water conduit in fluid communication between an upper and a lower end of each cell. The first cell of each pair is a fluidized bed type containing a biologically active media, the water entering a bottom of this cell upwelling through the biologically active media to discharge from a discharge port at or near the top of the first cell. The second cell of each pair has the upper end of its water conduit in fluid communication with the discharge port of the paired first cell and contains media which removes nitrates from the water entering and upwelling through the nitrate removing media for discharge from the second cell.
Abstract: A cap holder and display device for caps having a bill. The base of the device has a display surface and, attached thereto, a plurality of arcuately formed spaced apart bands, each of which is connected at each end thereof to, and extending generally orthogonally from, the display surface. Each of the bands preferably include two symmetrically spaced apart slots formed into a top edge thereof. Each band is arcuately configured and, in conjunction with the display surface, supportively receives, establishes and retains, the curved shape of the bill of one cap. The slots are arranged to receive, establish and retain the substantially straight distal edge of the bill of another cap. An elongated groove is preferably formed into the display surface beneath one of the bands to receive and retain the squeezed together side edges of a bill of one cap which has been folded in half lengthwise.
Abstract: A locking mechanism for a hurricane panel installation protectively covering a window of a building, the panel installation including a panel member sized to cover the window, a header attached to the building above the window for securing an upper edge of the panel member, and a lower F-track attached to the building below the window which supports attaching bolts which pass through and secure a lower edge of the panel member. The locking mechanism includes a padlock having a hasp securely positionable in a hasp receiving arrangement to prevent substantial movement of the lower edge of the panel member and unauthorized removal of the panel member.
Abstract: A golf swing training apparatus including a golf club guide and a generally U-shaped support frame having spaced apart front and rear frame members connected together by a base frame member. The support frame is adjustably inclined to the ground or a working support surface at the lie angle of the golf club by a support arm. The golf club guide is positioned between the frame members and includes closely spaced apart front and rear guide ring segments which define a substantially planar circular shaped golf club swing slot therebetween, the swing slot having an unobstructed preferably adjustable width adapted for free swing a golf club therewithin. The front guide ring segment is attached to and is supported by the front frame members while the rear guide ring segment is attached to and is supported by the rear frame member.
Abstract: A weather resistant construction site document storage apparatus including an outer enclosure having a front, a back, two spaced side and top panels formed as a single weather-sealed unit having an open bottom thereof. An inner document frame has a top, two spaced side, and back panels, all of which are formed as a single unit. A document retaining panel is connected to, and upwardly extends from, the bottom panel of the inner frame to define a trough, a remainder of a front surface of the inner frame being rearwardly displaced adjacent the back panel to provide an open interior volume for document placement. The outer enclosure is sized for close non-binding sliding engagement over the inner frame to cover the open front surface and to weather protect documents placed into the interior volume. Mating sliding engagement between the inner frame and the outer enclosure allow the outer enclosure to be slidably lifted upwardly and releasably held thusly for document placement and removal.
Abstract: A land based recreation and utility vehicle lift and anti-theft device and system. The device includes an elongated support post including a ground-engaging fulcrum connected to, and laterally offset in one direction from, the lower end of the support post. A first pivotal connection of the support post is positioned laterally therefrom in the opposite direction from the fulcrum and adapted for pivotal connection to a drawbar or tubular member of the PRV. A locking bar is also pivotally connected at one end to the support post and preferably connectable at the other end to the drawbar or frame member at a point spaced from the first pivotal connection after the corresponding end of the vehicle is lifted from contact with the support surface by pivotal movement of the support post about the fulcrum whereby the lifted end of the vehicle is maintained in a lifted position for service and as a theft deterrent.
Abstract: A magazine for holding a quantity of blind rivets ready for use in an automatic rivet setting tool. The rivets are connected together in spaced relation along the length of an elongated rivet carrying strip or ribbon of flexible material by having a distal portion of each mandrel inserted or pierced therethrough. The magazine includes longitudinal panels connected together in a preferably even, spaced, radially extending arrangement forming a spool. The longitudinal panels each define an outer distal longitudinal edge, all of which are preferably substantially parallel one to another and to a central spool axis. Each rivet carried on the flexible strip, when the flexible strip is spiral-wound around said longitudinal distal edges, is positioned in somewhat radially oriented fashion between adjacent longitudinal panels with the head of each rivet positioned inwardly toward the spool axis.