Abstract: An improved toilet seat lifter is provided by a hands-free toilet seat control for controlling the positions of the toilet seat comprising a safety ratchet pedal connected to a gear/wheel unit which transmits the transitional or rotational ratchet movements of the pedal into an amplified circular push and pull of a control rod connected to the toilet seat via universal joints. The swivel control bar moved by the floor level pedal characterizes the toilet seat control of an embodiment of the present invention. The gear/wheel unit is rotated in a single direction to push and pull the control rod while counteracting the gravity fall of the seat to keep control. The simple but positive transmission of the transitional or rotational ratchet movements to the control rod allows for a power-assisted actuation of the gear/wheel unit and thus the toilet seat.
Abstract: An integrated motorcycle brake system has a brake line, and an inside brake assembly having an inside piston. The brake line connects to the inside brake assembly, and the inside brake assembly integrally forms a fork leg. The outside brake assembly has an outside piston opposite the inside piston. A fluid passage between the outside brake assembly and inside brake assembly has a conduit that transmits brake line pressure to the inside and outside pistons. The four way fluid junction has a vertical bore meeting a horizontal bore where the vertical bore is plugged at a top end with a seal.
Abstract: A rotary pop-up envelope is disclosed. The device comprises an envelope that holds a pullout tab that is pivotably connected to a pop-up sheet member. The envelope includes a slotted panel with a slot through which the pop-up sheet member is inserted. The envelope further includes a middle panel and a cover panel that, when folded together, enclose the slotted panel, the pop-up sheet member, and the pullout tab. The envelope is open at one end and partially open at a top edge such that when the pullout tab is pulled away from the envelope, the pop-up sheet member engages an apex of the slot in the slotted panel that forces the pop-up sheet member to rotate up through the open portion at the top side of the envelope.
Abstract: A trampoline having a frame, a bounce member and a bounce sensor, sensing bounces activates lights and provide sounds for entertainment and training purposes. A control box interprets a variety of inputs from the bounce sensors and outputs a variety of lights and sounds. A light is activated underneath the bounce member when the bounce sensor senses a bounce. One are more sets of lights can be used. The best mode is a spring post configuration sensor. The lights can be encapsulated within a plastic lamination having an upper clear surface and a lower reflective surface.
Abstract: A backpack with compartments are accessible by fasteners and includes a front panel having padded areas, a middle panel extending in parallel with the front panel and having top and side extensions for joining with the front panel via a first reclosable fastener, a side panel joined with the middle panel at its lower edges, a back panel joined at its top and side edges to the middle panel via a second reclosable fastener, and a bottom panel for joining bottom edges of the front and rear panels along a borderline. A pair of shoulder straps adjustably connects between the top and bottom edges of the front panel. The borderline extends along a curved bottom end of the back panel and carries a glowing cable along the length thereof. The cable is optically connected with an LED, which is energized by a driver/controller through wires.
Abstract: A chain of LEDs is formed from link units connected by wire pairs in electrical circuit. At least one wire pair is connected to a link unit to form external power supply wires. Each link unit is made of a tray housing a PCB in the housing, and LEDs mounted on the PCB in electrical connection with the wire pairs. Cured waterproof resin inside the tray housing encases the printed circuit board, the wire pair connection point to the PCB and the lower half of the light emitting diode elements.
Abstract: An improved startup device for controlling energization of a lamp has a base, stand coupled with the base and an illuminator connected to an electric power source. The base has a sound-collecting element mated with a housing unit so that the sound-collecting element has direct contact with the surface it is placed on. A control unit is situated within the housing unit and includes a connected startup circuit built on a circuit board, a reception element and a power-supply component. Thus, the reception element cooperates with said sound-collecting element to switch the power-supply component allowing the illuminator to make or break connection with the power source upon receiving tapping sound at the stand or through the surface. In practice, the startup device of the present invention employed in lamps affects to extend the conventional switch size to the entire floor or table area, which advantageously acts as a medium of transmitting tapping sounds to ease the task of lighting up.