Abstract: Footwear cleaning apparatus includes a receptacle well filled with a cleaning solution and a rotating brush. The rotating brush is supported by telescoping stems that extend and retract the rotating brush. In one embodiment, retracting a cover for the receptacle well activates the rotating brush, thus allowing a user to clean the sole of the footwear. In another embodiment, a sensor senses the presence of a user and automatically activates the rotating brush and telescoping stems for the apparatus to be used.
Abstract: A cellphone or wireless phone device has separate components which are carried or mounted in corresponding parts of a hat, cap, or other headgear worn by the user. The cellphone microphone or voice pickup component, preferably as a unidirectional device, may be carried in the forward brim of a hat or visor of a cap, the antenna may be lined in the rear part of the hat or cap, the speaker earpiece may be attached to one or both sides of the hat, the keypad may be mounted between the fabric layers of the visor of a cap or the inner liner of a hat or headgear, and the electronic circuitry, including parts such as amplifier, signal processor and switcher, and battery may be mounted in an internal part or inner liner of the hat.
Abstract: A recharge sleeve for use with a spray dispenser device, made of a matrix comprises an absorptive material impregnated with a chemical composition that dissolves in solution created when the sleeve is contacted with a diluent fluid such as water. The recharge sleeve is elongated in shape with a center opening parallel to the long edges of the sleeve for mounting on the diptube of the spray dispenser device. A conically shaped retainer formed of rigid plastic is attached or provided for attachment to the lower end of the diptube for stabilizing the diptube and retaining the recharge sleeve clear of the bottom of the retainer after the sleeve has been applied to the diptube. When of the spray dispenser device is sealed and the spray dispenser device is shaken, the fluid penetrates into the matrix material, and the chemical composition dissolves in the fluid creating a cleaning, sanitizing, or disinfectant solution that will remain stable and fully active in use.
Abstract: A carrier puck is provided which can be adjusted quickly with minimal efforts, such as by using a slider, screw or other mechanical means, to allow a wide range of article shapes and sizes to be accommodated on the processing line. The carrier puck comprises a base piece, at least two substantially identical holding pieces piled in two or more stacks, a means for securing each of the stacks of holding pieces, and a means for adjusting the distance between the stacks. The two or more stacks of holding pieces enclose a void therebetween for accommodating a container. The distance between the stacks can be adjusted quickly with minimal efforts to accommodate containers of different sizes, shapes and contours.
Abstract: A double eyelid forming device for non-surgically generating a crease in the upper eyelids of a human comprising a pair of glasses, one string attached to each of the two upper rims of the glasses and running along the curvature of the upper rim, and two sets of beads, each set slidably threaded onto one string. When the device is worn by a human, each set of the beads presses against the corresponding upper eyelid of the human and lead to the formation of a double eyelid.
Abstract: A composition and its use for local percutaneous delivery of a drug, in particular a muscle relaxant, more particularly cyclobenzaprine present in an amount of about 1 to about 10% by weight of the composition in an organogel cream are disclosed. The composition is applied directly to the skin over accessible muscles of mastication from which it is rapidly absorbed through the skin to provide control of conditions such as bruxism and tooth clenching. The composition can also be applied to the skin overlying these muscles to control muscle hyperactivity (spasm) and/or trigger points, from other causes. The composition can be formulated to include another active agent such as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, for example ketoprofen.
Abstract: A drawer stop device having a dual-sided mounting portion and an interchangeably mountable roller element is used for both left and right-sided mounting for performing a bump-stop function on a sliding cabinet drawer. The mounting portion has a Z-shape or 3-flanged shape, including a first, horizontal flange provided with a row of mounting holes therein, a second, vertical flange perpendicular to the first horizontal flange and provided with another row of mounting holes therein, and a third, horizontal flange perpendicular to the second and extending in an opposite horizontal direction from the first and provided with a pair of roller mounting holes on opposite ends thereof. The interchangeable roller element is mounted by a spindle and cap nut assembly to one or the other mounting hole, depending on which handed side of the drawer the device is being mounted to.
Abstract: An improved pigment-coated paper is provided which enables the use of a non-acidic basesheet in the manufacture of a fragrance release paper. The non-acidic basesheet, compared to the conventionally used acidic basesheet, is brighter and less brittle, and therefore imparts improved visual effects and reduces the likelihood of cracking. The clay-based coating composition is mildly alkaline when wet (pH between 7.5 and 8.5) and upon drying on the basesheet, becomes mildly acidic (pH between 6.0 and 7.0). A method of making the improved pigment-coated paper using a non-acidic basesheet in the manufacture of a fragrance release paper is provided, comprising the steps of preparing the basesheet, applying the premixed pigment coating composition using rollers and blade leveling devices, and drying the pigment coating composition. A fragrance sample construction, for use in magazines, catalogs, leaflets, etc.
October 12, 2005
Date of Patent:
July 10, 2007
West Linn Paper Company
Christopher James Corrigan, David Randolph Goss
Abstract: A device and method for installing an anchor in a bone of a patient which employs an anchor body having expandable side walls in a tapered shape with retention members on their external surfaces, and an expansion member within the anchor body which is pulled to an engaged position. While in the engaged position the expansion member presses on the inside of the side walls to expand them outwardly to engage the retention members with the bone walls. The side walls have containment ring sections at their distal ends for retaining the expansion member inside the anchor body. The expansion member may be formed as a conical plug with a central aperture and tab recesses on its underside for insertion of an elongated scissors-type instrument with movable prongs that engage into the tab recesses of the expansion plug.
Abstract: A system comprising templates for entering and displaying information/data, such as in a Web page or browser, or in the interface for software or an operating system is disclosed. The screen is divided into an array of grids filling the entire area of the template. At least one, and preferably a majority of the grids are dimensioned based on the proportions of traditional Japanese tatami mats. The grids guide design decisions made by the interface designer or graphics designer in carving up and organizing a page, creating an underlying structure and framework for laying out and displaying the information/data. A primary application of the template is in interface and website design, in which the template automatically divides the screen into frames, each frame being used to enter, edit and/or display information on the computer screen or Web page. The system optionally allows an end-user to reposition the grids within the template, reorganizing the information/data to suit specific needs.
Abstract: In accordance with the invention there is provided a method of treating a human subject to prevent leakage of serum proteins from capillary endothelial junctions during a period of increased capillary permeability. The invention also provides a method for preventing the harmful effects of free radicals on cellular membranes and other organelles. The method comprises administering to a subject an effective amount of a composition comprising at least one polysaccharide selected from the group consisting of hydroxyethyl starch and dextran of varying molecular sizes and at least one member of the group consisting of superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase, catalase, hydroxyethyl rutoside, cyclic adenosine monophosphate and vitamin C. The compositions contain the macromolecules in a molecular size and concentration to effectively stabilize the capillary membrane.
Abstract: An improved telescopic front suspension system is disclosed for use with vehicles having a front wheel, such as bicycles and motorcycles. The assembly includes a steering tube mounted in a head tube of the vehicle frame and connected to a stem and handlebar above the head tube and to a fork crown below the head tube. The crown is attached to a pair of stanchions which slide axially inside of a pair of sliders mounted to each side of the axle for the front wheel. The stanchions and sliders have a cross-sectional shape that is a non-round, smooth curve, such as an ellipse. The upper end of the sliders provides a mounting for an external bushing whose inner shape matches the outer shape of the stanchions. The lower end of the stanchions provides a mounting for an internal bushing whose outer shape matches the inner shape of the sliders.
Abstract: A drawer stop device having a dual-sided mounting portion and an interchangeably mountable roller element is used for both left and right-sided mounting for performing a bump-stop function on a sliding cabinet drawer. The mounting portion has a Z-shape or 3-flanged shape, including a first, horizontal flange provided with a row of mounting holes therein, a second, vertical flange perpendicular to the first and provided with another row of mounting holes therein, and a third, horizontal flange perpendicular to the second and extending in an opposite horizontal direction from the first and provided with a pair of roller mounting holes on opposite ends thereof. The interchangeable roller element is mounted by a spindle and cap nut assembly to one or the other mounting hole, depending on which handed side of the drawer the device is being mounted to.
Abstract: Processes for the stereospecific synthesis of coenzyme Q10, ubiquinone, are disclosed; a semi synthetic procedure using solanesol derived from tobacco waste as the starting material. The process of the invention results in high yields of isometrically useful compositions containing the optically pure isomers.
Abstract: An apparatus for preventing a sleeping person from snoring while permitting normal, comfortable sleep, having a flexible shaped body means designed to be worn in proximity to the user's neck and beneath the user's chin. Said shaped body means is designed to restrict the user's forward cervical vertebral flexion, while permitting substantial flexibility of the neck in other directions to maximize comfort and permit normal sleep. The shaped body means has a first end and a second end restrained within proximity to a plane tangential to the rear of the user's neck by a connecting device, yet displaced from immediate proximity to the back of the neck and head whereby said first and second ends of said body means do not encroach between said user's neck and the associated bedding, thereby permitting normal repose.
Abstract: This invention relates to the use of a composition for local percutaneous delivery of a drug such as a muscle relaxant, more particularly cyclobenzaprine in an organogel cream. The composition is applied by the patient directly to the skin over accessible muscles of mastication i.e., masseter and temporalis. The composition is rapidly absorbed through the skin to provide control of harmful habits such as bruxism and tooth clenching. The composition can also be applied to the skin overlying these muscles to control muscle hyperactivity (spasm) and/or trigger points, from other causes. The composition can be formulated to include another active agent such as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, for example ketoprofen.