Abstract: A vehicle footrest comprises an angled bar having a footrest segment and a support segment. A tubular sheath dimensioned for slidably mounting the bar support segment mounts the bar between extended and retracted positions. Attaching means attach the sheath to a structural member. Releasable locking means releasably interlock the sheath and bar support segment alternately in an operative position in which the footrest segment is presented for use and an inoperative, rest position in which the footrest segment is withdrawn, out of the way.
Abstract: A urinary tract irrigating assembly for flushing a TURP-treated prostate gland having a surgically created central cavity. The assembly includes an elongated catheter having a drain port for draining the bladder contents; a discharge port for discharging prostate-irrigating fluid into the cavity; and a second drain port for draining spent prostate-irrigating fluid and other fluids from the cavity. Positioning means are provided for positioning the catheter with the first port located in the bladder and the second and third ports located within the prostate cavity. In use, a predetermined amount of irrigating fluid at predetermined time intervals is discharged into the prostate cavity through the discharge port while draining urine through the first drain port and spent prostate treating agent through the second drain port.
Abstract: A sewer line multiple trap priming system comprises a house line and a plurality of branch lines all communicating with each other and supplied with water under pressure. A plurality of makeup priming water lines are connected, one to each of the traps. In all but one of the branch lines pressure sensitive valves interconnect the branch lines and the makeup priming water lines. Upon a change in pressure in the branch lines by a predetermined increment, these valves are operable, to inject a charge of priming water into the priming water lines and hence into the traps. In said one of the branch lines, from time to time valve means withdraws water from the communicating branch lines in amount sufficient to exceed the pressure change increment and thereby operate the pressure sensitive valves. This insures the transmission of an adequate charge of priming water to the traps at all times.
Abstract: A firearm breech block actuator for operating the latch of a spring-pressed, latch-controlled firearm breech block having a push button latch control positioned for pressing by the fingers of the marksman preliminary to firing the firearm. The actuator comprises an arm overlying the push button in bearing engagement therewith and having an outer surface sufficiently large to accommodate a plurality of the marksman's fingers. The arm is mounted on the firearm for reciprocating movement toward and away from the push button. This operates the breech block latch. The actuator preferably is constructed of an integral piece of resilient plastic or metal attached by screws to the receiver of the firearm.
Abstract: A protective sheath applicator assembly for encasing medical patient retaining belts, thereby protecting them from fouling by patient bodily emissions. The assembly includes a longitudinally collapsible tubular sheath and sheath applicator having a central segment for mounting a quantity of sheath material, a first end segment for connection to one of the belt components to enable transfer of the sheath from the applicator to the belt component, and a restraining segment for preventing the sheath from working endwise off the bar. In use, the bar is clipped to one of the restraining belt components and the sheath transferred thereto by sliding it endwise. The bar then is disconnected, and the companion seat belt component clipped to the first seat belt component. The patient then is introduced and the seat belts fastened endwise together in the usual manner.
Abstract: A merchandise display rack assembly. The assembly comprises in combination at least one box having an open top for containing merchandise to be displayed in a supporting rack. The rack includes spaced box-support bars arranged to provide a crib for reception of the box with its defining walls in bearing engagement with the bars and its open top canted forwardly for customer viewing and personnel access.
Abstract: A work-magnifying, face shielding helmet assembly consists of a helmet component and a lens component. The latter comprises a frame removably mounted in the helmet recess, opposite the helmet window. A work-magnifying lens is mounted on the frame. A pair of rails grip the lens marginally and releasably. One rail is springable outwardly to permit the lens to gravitate to any desired operating position.
Abstract: A firearm target providing self-enlarging, highly visible, bullet puncture openings. The target comprises a backing sheet and a target-marked face sheet comprising an impact shatterable material which shatters on impact by a bullet, enlarging the opening and exposing an enlarged area of the backing sheet. The face surfaces of the face sheet and backing sheet are of contrasting colors, thereby increasing substantially the visibility of the bullet impact area.Adhesive, stitching or other holding means holds the face sheet across the backing sheet.
Abstract: A multi-light glass block panel assembly adapted for pre-fab manufacture and application. A grid of perimeter and interior frame members having grooved interior faces seats in the grooves a plurality of glass blocks, one in each opening of the grid. A sealant such as a silicone sealant is interposed between the blocks and the adjacent frame members. In manufacture, the perimeter frame members are pulled tightly against the blocks, thereby securing them in their respective openings.
Abstract: A ventilated gaming table assembly includes a gaming table component, a rail component and a plurality of electric ventilating fan subassemblies mounted about the periphery of the table and operable selectively by individual players.
Abstract: A deep, free-standing, convertibly subdivided plant container adapted particularly for use in growing deep rooted plants. The container comprises an outer case having a floor comprising a plurality of bands arranged in a selected pattern as required to form ventilating openings. An inner, removable divider comprises a plurality of telescoping, interfitting plates having a cross sectional pattern predetermined to position the plates in bearing engagement with the bands when the divider is inserted in the case. Means also are present for manipulating the divider and for stabilizing it against displacement during use.
Abstract: A water hammer arrester comprises a cylindrical body housing a piston for free sliding reciprocal movement and a connector for connection to a water conduit system which carries water under pressure. An abutment-bumper combination is interposed between piston and connector to avoid the ping which would be produced is these two elements of the assembly were to collide during reciprocation of the piston.
Abstract: A weatherproof electric lamp fixture adaptable particularly for use outdoors or in high humidity or corrosive environments. The fixture comprises an electric lampholder with cord and a tubular sheath fitting snugly about the lampholder and cord. Seals are provided at the joints between the lamp and the sheath, and the cord and the sheath. Means is provided for mounting the fixture on a stake which may be driven in the ground at a desired location. Also provided are sealed shroud means which enclose and protect the lamp.
Abstract: A mesh appliance and method for use in excising skin samples from stretched skin, as in taking punch biopsies. The appliance is placed on a stretched skin area and maintains the skin in stretched condition during the sample incising operation. It is used with the skin stretched in the direction perpendicular to the skin Langer's lines, thereby producing a skin opening which is elliptical in contour and effectively sutured.
Abstract: A molten wax applicator for use in building up wax patterns and forms, particularly in dental applications. A hollow, heated stock provides a reservoir for holding molten wax. A nozzle having a wax-dispensing tip connects to the stock. A conduit through the nozzle interconnects the reservoir with the dispensing tip. A valve raceway intercepts the conduit. A valve incorporating resilient, polymeric conduit-sealing elements works in the raceway. A valve actuator with associated lock is connected to the valve for shifting it between open and closed positions permitting, in the open position, controlled dropwise or continuous flow of molten wax to the work.
Abstract: A rotary absorption heat pump assembly. The assembly comprises a generator (2), condenser (3), evaporator (4), absorbent cooler (5), and absorber (1), all operatively associated to function as components of an absorption-type heat pump of high efficiency and superior operating characteristics. The heat pump is characterized by the presence of a tapered cylindrical absorber (1) which receives and processes, in the form of a very thin peripheral film ("d"), a predetermined amount of absorbent solution. The absorber (1) is arranged in abutting end-to-end relationship to the generator (2), with which it communicates. The condenser (3) and evaporator (4) are arranged end-to-end outside of the absorber (1) and absorbent cooler (5), concentrically therewith and radially spaced therefrom.
Abstract: This invention is a rod with a hook. Multiples rods are placed into an awning rail slot. This hooks on a cover with poles to provide shade. Hooks are positioned by sliding in the awning rail slot. Hooks align with grommets in the cover. Hooks are secured inside the awning rail slot by screwing the threaded shank of the hook through the rod and against the inner back side of the rail slot. The number of grommets are determined by the width of the cover. Grommets in the cover are attached onto the individual hooks along the awning rail. Poles are placed in grommets on the opposite side of cover. Poles are pulled away from the structure. They are held in place by ropes. The ropes overlap the cover at the top of the pole and are secured to stakes in the ground, and held taut by a rope slip. The poles used to support the cover may be adjusted to a desired height for providing shade.
Abstract: The Jored strain of Jonagold apple tree characterized by the clear, bright red on a bright yellow-green background color of its fruit, substantially without stripes or bands; by the early finish color development of its fruit; by the conical contour of its fruit; and by the prominence of its lenticels.