Abstract: A support assembly cooperative with a vehicular trailer hitch for allowing the temporary erection of sports equipment such as a basketball post, backboard and net, or supports for volleyball or badminton, the support assembly comprising a T-shaped tubular support member having a horizontal member and a vertical member, the horizontal member having a tubular cross section cooperative with the internal diameter of a tubular trailer hitch for the slidable engagement thereof and the vertical tubular member being of a cross section and length sufficient enough to support a basketball backboard and net at a regulation height, in one embodiment, the vertical member being hinged at its mid section so as to allow transport of the assembly without having to remove it from the trailer hitch, and in another embodiment, the vertical member being telescopic and having a crank and pulley mechanism associated therewith in which the support assembly is transported in a non-telescopic mode and then raised to the regulation hei
Abstract: A transmission assembly for remote or fixed applications which allows the transmission of high definition video via multiple 75 ohm high definition video coaxial signals in one cable assembly, the cable assembly having 75 ohm coaxial connectors for interconnect with a similar cable assembly, the 75 ohm coaxial connectors being housed in G-block style housings at each end of the cable assembly, the G-block style housings having locking latches secured thereto to insure the connection and prevent inadvertent or unintended disconnect.
Abstract: An apparatus for the bundling of newspapers and magazines for recycling comprising a stand having a base, four upstanding legs positioned on the base proximate the corners thereof, each of the legs supporting a separate segmented tray member, each segmented tray member having a planar base secured to a leg member, and two adjacent upstanding edges on the outer periphery forming an “L”, the upstanding edges defining a collection area for the placement and support of newspapers and magazines to be recycled, the base member having an upstanding spindle mounted on a pivot arm for the rotatable positioning of a source of twine, cord or string, the pivot arm allowing for the disbursal of twine beneath the bundle in a lateral direction and in a longitudinal direction when pivoted from lateral position.
Abstract: A vertical lift system for storage and in particular for parking motor vehicles comprising a multi-level frame comprising a structure extending upward from a base, and a lifting mechanism centrally positioned within the frame and in communication with each level, and a plurality of platforms positioned on each level about the lift mechanism the plurality of platforms for the receipt of a vehicle. The lift mechanism has capability to retrieve a selected vacant platform and transport it to an entrance/exit level, which can be located at any level within the structure, for positioning of a vehicle thereon, and subsequent transportation to its position on the frame.
Abstract: A multi-roller applicator for the application of paint having a handle member and a frame member, the frame member having secured thereto in parallel relationship, a pair of spaced apart axles for the receipt of a frame core member and paint absorbing sleeve member rotationally mounted thereon for the application of paint.
Abstract: A cold formed, sheet metal structural member having a first planar web member with two longitudinally extending legs such that the structural member or chord comprises an elongated member of substantially U-shaped cross section being longitudinally symmetric and being closed at one end and open at the other end. The legs are mirror images of each other and terminate with outwardly extending hollow flanges having a margin area juxtaposed to the leg. The bracing web members are slidably receivable within the U-shaped cross section and can be secured to the depending legs by suitable fasteners. A secondary web is positionable on the structural member in parallel relationship to the first web to provide additional resistance for sheathing fasteners.
Abstract: A deck support member for locking engagement with an umbrella pole utilized in combination with a table so as to firmly secure the lower end of the umbrella pole, the support member having a cylindrical cross section slightly less than the inner diameter of the umbrella pole, the support member being closed at its upper end and open at its lower end with an annular deck engaging flange, the upper end having an aperture therethrough for receipt of a deck engaging securing means, there being disposed within the cylindrical support member, a biasing means having an aperture coincidental with the aperture in the closed end of the cylindrical support member, there being disposed on the biasing means, a locking finger cooperable with an aperture formed in the side wall of the cylindrical support means, the locking finger movable to a recessed position within the cylindrical support member by foot pressure or by pressure from the slidable receipt of the umbrella pole over the cylindrical support member, the locking
Abstract: The ball retrieval and storage device includes a container having a hollow interior for storing a substantial number of tennis balls. At least a portion of the container bottom is formed by one or more movable rod members which are movable to allow the balls to enter through the bottom of the container. A user can retrieve a ball lying on the ground by forcing the bottom of the container down over the top of the ball. The ball engages the movable rod member and moves it slightly upwardly which allows the ball to enter the container as the container is progressively forced down over the top of the ball compressing the ball. The movable rod members are formed of a material having an elastic memory such that for use over time, the movable rod members will not permanently deform so as to decrease the efficacy of the ball retrieval and storage device.
Abstract: A collapsible basket assembly for collecting and transporting tennis balls, the basket assembly having a tray member defining a bottom wall of the basket, the tray member further comprising upstanding partial side walls integral with the bottom wall, each partial upstanding side wall terminating with an upper edge, two extension side walls rotatably mounted to opposing upper edges of partial upstanding side wall portions of the tray, and two extension side walls snap fit to opposing edges of two remaining opposed partial upstanding side walls of the tray member. Snap fit extension side members having a hoop formed at opposing ends of their top edge for engagement with protrusions extending from opposing ends of the upper edges of the rotatable extension side members, the side members being secured by a fastener on the protrusions.
Abstract: There is disclosed a process and apparatus for withdrawing an exhaust stream including gas, liquids and solids from the dental operatory connected to the suction side of a vacuum pump wherein solids and liquids are sequentially removed such that compressed gas from the vacuum pump is passed through a heat exchanger for cooling, thus permitting the use of lightweight, less expensive conduit piping for a vent exhaust conduit.
April 17, 2002
Date of Patent:
August 2, 2005
Air Techniques, Inc.
Henry Hubner, Elliot R. Gemunder, Selwyn Foster, Jr.
Abstract: A support assembly cooperative with a vehicular trailer hitch for allowing the temporary erection of a tennis net assembly, the support assembly comprising a T-shaped tubular support member having a horizontal member and a vertical member, in one embodiment, the horizontal member having a tubular cross section cooperative with the internal diameter of a tubular cross section of a trailer hitch for the slidable engagement thereof and the vertical tubular member being of a cross section to slidably receive a vertically oriented tennis post of corresponding cross section, the T-shaped tubular member having a securing means to temporarily secure the member to the trailer hitch and a securing means to temporarily secure the tennis post within the tubular vertical member, a similar supporting member cooperative with a separate vehicular trailer hitch securing the opposing tennis post, and the concomitant tennis net therebetween.
Abstract: Disclosed here is a composition containing menthol and menthyl lactate, and its preparation method and its applications as a cooling agent and a flavoring agent. The present invention provides a composition characterized in that it comprises menthol and menthyl lactate in a ratio by weight in the range of 1:4˜4:1 and the corresponding crystallization point is below room temperature of 25° C. Such composition has the advantages of being liquid at room temperature; easy to use as a cooling agent or a flavoring agent; no need to use heat to melt menthol and menthyl lactate, which not only saves time, money and heating equipment, but also simplifies manufacturing process and can be used in cold processes at room temperature.
Abstract: A valve seal for a rotary valve assembly for use in an internal combustion engine of the piston and cylinder type, wherein the cylinder head/combustion chamber is designed for high compression and of long stroke, such as a diesel engine, the rotary valves and the valve seals being positioned in relationship so as to permit charging of the cylinder with a fuel/air mixture and evacuation of spent gases, and to regulate the pressure within the valve seal and valve seat and hence regulate the pressure between the valve seal and the rotary valve.
Abstract: Applicant's invention is directed to a garment for donning or removing clothing, in particular, a surfer's wetsuit, the garment comprising a tubular skirt/wrap having an open upper end and an open lower end, the open upper end securable about the waist of a surfer, the tubular skirt/wrap having hand and arm apertures formed therein proximate said upper end for insertion of the user's hands and arms for removal and donning of street clothes and removal and donning of a wetsuit, the garment formed of a combination of waterproof and absorbent panels.
Abstract: A collapsible vehicle safety seat is essentially designed to restrain movement of the occupant especially at the time of frontal, rear-end and lateral collisions in high and low speed or when an impact becomes inevitable. The seat includes an actuator controlled and operated electronically or manually. The onset of the collision sequences the car crash sensor or collision avoidance devices including occupant voice activated actuator. The trigger release forces of a biasing member or equivalently devices electromagnetic or pyrotechnic to deploys instantly pivot frame incorporated with movable seat cushion, seat back and headrest. The alteration of the movable seat assembly from a normal stationary position creates a safety zone that allows occupants to lower their center of gravity to an optimum seating position.
Abstract: The modular security safe with offset security bolt box of the present invention includes a number of modular panels which serve as the top, bottom, and sides of the safe. The modular panels of the safe are cast in a plastic or metal mold with high-density concrete reinforced by expanded metal. The modular panels included outer portions and stepped or rabbeted inner portions. The panels are formed from a sheet of material bent to a desired form. Concrete is poured in to the panel, in a single pour step. The panel is vibrated to allow the concrete to settle, and the concrete is allowed to set. The outer surface can then be covered with a desired laminate. The panels have security bolt boxes attached by bolts to the inner portions thereof. Security bolt boxes comprise a tray having a bottom and upstanding walls, and they can be formed by bending a single sheet of material. The modular side panels are attached to the top and bottom panels by bolts extending through the security bolt boxes.
Abstract: A system is provided for converting a bathtub area into an enclosed substantially waterproof shower enclosure by means of adding or modifying the shower curtain installation by providing inner closure channels at each end of the shower curtain as well as corresponding outer retention channels that are easily fixed onto opposed walls in the bathtub enclosure for sealingly receiving the side edges of the curtain in a waterproof relationship. Each end of the shower curtain is retained within a vertically disposed U-shaped inner channel having longitudinal ridges within the U-shaped channel for retention of a flexible slit grommet spline or locking rod running lengthwise. The edge of the shower curtain is inserted into the flexible spline or locking rod which is then pressed fitted into the inner U-shaped channel.
Abstract: A method and apparatus for transferring a discrete pressure sensitive label from a plurality of continuous webs of discrete pressure sensitive labels to a continuous series of discrete objects moving in multiple columns wherein the web and labels are mounted to a plurality of label stations removably mounted to a bridge member providing common utilities to each of the plurality of label stations, the web and labels are brought into contact tangentially with a perforated rotating transfer machine mounted on a hub, the web and labels in contact with the perforated rotating transfer means for a portion of its arc of circumference, the label being subjected to a vacuum during rotation while simultaneously redirecting the web away from the perforated rotating transfer means, the label maintaining contact with the rotating transfer means until registration with a pressure port at which point the label is subjected to a pressurized gas flow and is blown from the rotating ting to the object to be labeled when that ob
Abstract: A barrier envelope for reusable photo-stimulable phosphor imaging plates, particularly for digital dental imaging comprised of a plastic transparent film and a plastic opaque film sealed to each other about three sides thereof defining a chamber for an imaging plate and wherein a free side of each film is formed with a flap and one flap is coated with an adhesive medium protected by a peel strip and wherein a “Y” shaped notch is provided on a side of the barrier envelope adjacent to the free side of each film the barrier envelope to facilitate tearing open of the barrier envelope in a removal procedure and transport of an exposed imaging plate to an optical scanning assembly.
Abstract: A temporary stairway rail support for erecting a temporary stairway rail for use and safety during the construction phase of the building, the temporary stairway rail support having planar base member in contact with a portion of the stair tread, an L-shaped open stringer/riser engaging portion formed of two planar adjacent, depending side walls having formed therein a nosing/tread edge engaging portion which is C-shaped in cross section and engages the lower face of the nosing, the outer edge of the nosing and a portion of the tread at the corner of a step above an open stringer, and a tubular upright member secured to the upper surface of the planar base member portion, said tubular upright member dimensioned to support a temporary newel post or temporary baluster upon which a temporary hand rail can be secured.