Abstract: An auxiliary device for marking marks on a surface of a field playing surface. The device includes a frame attachable to a field line marking machine that includes a paint supply. A guide system having a length dimension is carried by the frame member. The guide system is oriented horizontally. A field paint coating apparatus is carried within the guide system carried by the frame member for movement over a fixed distance along the guide system. The field paint coating apparatus is connected to the paint supply carried by the field line marking machine and serves to paint marks accurately, precisely and reproducibly on a field playing surface.
Abstract: A system for charging batteries by applying a high voltage finish charge to a battery with an electronic charging device connected in series between a state-of-the-art charging system or alternator and the to-be-charged battery, without the use of any other external power source.
August 13, 2002
Date of Patent:
March 15, 2005
John Olson, Timothy L. Feaver, Philip C. Lyman
Abstract: An aerodynamic container adapted for receipt around a front portion of a pair of skis or a front portion of a snowboard, when the equipment is mounted on a vehicle ski rack. The container provides improved aerodynamic airflow with reduced wind noise and buffeting. The container helps improve vehicle fuel efficiency substantially by reducing the incremental drag of a loaded ski rack by up to 50 percent, while protecting valuable alpine equipment form potential damage during transit. The container includes a hard plastic housing having a split first housing member and an identical split second housing member. A bottom portion of the first housing member is hinged to a bottom portion of the second housing member for opening to the inside of the housing members. Top portions of the two housing members are releasably attached using hand operated release latches. The latches are used for securing the two housing members around the skis or snowboard.
Abstract: A wall pedestal for displaying and rotating an animal head and other wildlife objects next to a wall. The wall pedestal includes a wall mounting plate adapted for securing the pedestal to the wall at various heights. The wall mounting plate includes an outwardly extending horizontal support arm. A far end of the horizontal support arm includes a threaded bore for receiving a threaded lower end of a vertical pivot rod. An upper end of the vertical pivot rod is slidably received in a lower portion of a vertical sleeve. A top portion of the vertical sleeve is attached to a portion of a display mounting plate. The display mounting plate is adapted for attachment to the wildlife object suspended the object thereon.
Abstract: An aircraft monitoring system adapted for mounting in an aircraft and at a location independent of the aircraft for providing information related to aircraft location and/or the current state of the operation of the aircraft. The monitoring system includes an aircraft-tracking device and a server computer adapted for communicating with an aircraft owner/operator. The device includes a signal receiving antenna for receiving signals from a satellite positioning system and a decoder connected to the antenna for decoding the location position coordinates (GPS or GLONASS). Further, the aircraft-tracking device includes a microprocessor connected to the decoder and a two-way satellite communication transceiver. The transceiver is connected to a two-way radio communication antenna. The radio communication antenna receives and sends two-way satellite communications between a satellite communication system. The satellite communication system communicates with a ground-based satellite communication service.
Abstract: A handheld, portable color measuring device for measuring the primary colors of red, green and blue in a color target to be analyzed and connected to a built-in LCD display or connected to a separate personal computer. The color measuring device includes an elongated color measuring probe housing. A hollow cone shaped probe tip is attached to one end of the probe housing. A target contact end of the probe tip is placed against a color target to be measured. Inside the probe housing is a battery powered white LED light source connected to a color measurement switch. When the measurement switch is actuated, the white light source illuminates the color target surrounded by the target contact end of the probe tip. A light pipe is centered inside the probe housing and inside a portion of the probe tip. The light pipe captures the reflected light off the color target and projects the captured light onto a 3 color (RGB) sensor.
Abstract: A waterfowl decoy system used by one or more hunters for simulating large numbers of geese and ducks in a field or on a water surface. The system includes a plurality of decoy pennants attached to a decoy line. A plurality of decoy lines joined in series form a decoy line train. Opposite ends of each decoy line include a snap swivel for preventing the pennants and decoy line from becoming tangled. A portion of the decoy line is attached to a top of a line pole for suspending the decoy pennants above a ground surface or a water surface. Also, a portion of the decoy line can be connected to a decoy line animator for moving the decoy line and pennants from one position to another. The decoy system also includes a backpack or dolly with a vertical hand operated vertical spool for holding the pennants and decoy lines thereon and transporting the decoy system to and from the hunting area.
Abstract: A magnetotelluric geophysical survey system used with an airborne survey bird for natural resource exploration of oil and gas, mineral deposits and aquifers. The survey system uses natural electromagnetic EM fields as an energy source. The magnetotelluric airborne survey system includes an aerodynamic airborne survey bird adapted for being towed behind a helicopter or fixed wing aircraft. The survey system can also be incorporated into a fixed wind aircraft. The survey system includes a non-conductive nose boom on the survey bird with orthogonal electric dipoles for measuring electric fields from 0.01 Hz up to 480 Hz. An angular motion detector is mounted inside the bird and used for compensating for errors caused by angular motion of the bird when in the presence of strong electric field gradients. The survey bird can use a single magnetometer or pairs of magnetometers for measuring electromagnetic gradients.
Abstract: A self cleaning filter includes a body (15), inlet (1), outlet (14), flush inlet (12) and waste outlet (2). Elements (7) provide filtration while compressed but are cleaned decompressed. Feed from inlet port (3), impacts and swirls from an impeller (5) on moveable plunger (6) for preliminary centrifugal separation. During filtration plunger (6) is positioned to open the inlet port (3), the filtrate port (11) and compress filtration elements (7). The swirling feed permeates the filtration elements (7) and passes filtrate port (11), filtrate valve (21), filtrate plenum (16), and exits the filtrate outlet (14). Plunger (6) is moved and cleaning is provided by supplication of pressurized cleaning media to the back flush receiver plenum (13) via the back flush media inlet (12). This pressure motivates plunger(6) to close inlet port (3), filtrate port (14) and decompress filtration elements (7).
March 21, 2002
Date of Patent:
June 22, 2004
James Jeffrey Harris, James William Harris
Abstract: A method for production of mixed alcohols by using a sulfided transition metal catalyst selected from Group VI metals; nano-sizing the metal catalyst during its synthesis; suspending the catalyst in solvents to form a slurry; adding, a sulfur containing material to extend catalyst life; and contacting this slurry with carbon monoxide and hydrogen at 200-325° C. and 500-3000 psig pressure.
Abstract: A sex aid system modified to be self lubricating, and including a hollow chamber for carrying lubricating fluid; and a mechanism for connecting the hollow chamber to the sex aid. The sex aid includes a surface portion intended to contact the external or internal surfaces of users or a user; and one or more hole at the surface portion in fluid contact with the connecting mechanism. In use, any lubricating fluid contained in the hollow chamber may traverse through the connecting mechanism and thence through the one or more hole to the surface portion of the sex aid to thereby render the sex aid self lubricating.
Abstract: A cup holder attached to or incorporated into a portion of an open top basket of a standard wire mesh shopping cart. The cup holder used for holding different types and sizes of beverage cups. The cup holder, in one embodiment, including a circular cup ring. The cup ring used for receiving a portion of a beverage cup therethrough. The cup ring attached to a swivel mounted on a top portion of a round vertical telescoping cup ring support. A lower portion of the cup ring support attached to a first side of the open top basket mounted on a cart frame of the shopping cart. Also, one or more cup rings may be incorporated into a bottom portion of a foldable rack attached to a rear of the open top basket. A portion of the various cup holders can include used for advertising.
Abstract: An airflow system adapted for receiving airflow from a refrigeration unit mounted on a front of a lead trailer. The airflow system is also adapted for transferring and receiving airflow from a pup trailer pulled behind the lead trailer. The airflow system uses heated or cooled airflow discharged from the refrigeration unit inside the lead trailer to heat or cool goods at a constant temperature stored inside both of the trailers. The airflow system includes a modified air chute attached to the refrigeration unit and a lead airflow transfer hole in a rear door of the lead trailer. A transfer tube is connected to the transfer hole and to a pup airflow intake hole in the front of the pup trailer for circulating the airflow through the pup trailer. A return tube is connected to a pup airflow return hole in the front of the pup trailer and a lead airflow return hole in the lead trailer's rear door.