Abstract: A reflective LED light tube assembly includes a bulb portion, a plurality of LEDs disposed inside the bulb portion on two longitudinal parallel facing heat dissipating reflective PCBs, both longitudinal PCB edges are longitudinally connected to a longitudinal reflective top portion and a longitudinal clear bottom portion, a pair of internally reflective end caps disposed at opposite ends of the bulb portion, a power supply circuit is disposed within one or both of the end caps or on the back of both PCBs, and a pair of male bi-pin electrical connectors extending from both end caps for electrical communication with the fluorescent light fixture's two tombstone female electrical connectors. One or both of the tombstone electrical connectors are in direct communication with an AC or DC power supply or circuit, which may also include a dimming feature. The LEDs illuminate in response to the electrical AC or DC current received in the power supply circuit.
Abstract: A combined headphone set including a speaker assembly. The headphone set includes a headband having a speaker headphone on opposing ends of the headband. Each of the speaker headphones includes an exterior speaker for public listening and an interior speaker for personal listening by the user. One of the speaker headphones includes switching means for listening to the interior speaker or to the exterior speaker or to the interior and exterior speakers simultaneously from each of the speaker headphones. Each of the speaker headphones includes an audio signal wire connected from an output jack of an audio device to the speaker headphones.
Abstract: A blast-proof window and mullion system for sustaining and mitigating an explosion and/or blast to the window and mullion system on a multi-storied building or structure. The window and mullion system includes a blast-resistant mullion having a mullion housing with mullion walls with outer surfaces; and a pressure bar member having a pressure bar housing with an interior wall and a pair of outer walls being connected to the interior wall to form a center channel opening. The outer walls are angled for reducing the space between the angled walls and for reducing the size of the center channel opening for reduction of bullet and/or blast penetration to the interior wall of the pressure bar member. Also, one of the mullion walls of the mullion housing includes a mullion tongue thereon having a pair of tongue extension arms for forming a vertical bolt receiving channel therebetween.
Abstract: An apparatus in the form of a transfer unit for transferring exhaust air from the condenser unit of an air conditioning system to an air fan turbine for driving it. The transfer unit includes a plastic, sound absorbing cover shroud for covering the exhaust fan of the condenser unit; a flexible air hose or duct having a first end connected to the cover shroud and a second end for connecting to the intake end of an air fan turbine. The air fan turbine has an intake end, a fan, and an exhaust end, wherein the second end of the air hose is connected to the intake end of the air fan turbine. The transfer unit also includes wiring connected to the output of the air fan turbine for transferring electricity produced by the air fan turbine to an electric storage collector and meter for collecting, storing, measuring, and using the electric energy produced. Also, an inverter may be connected between the air fan turbine and the electric storage collector.
Abstract: A helical turbine with a circular member attached to one end for redirecting axially flowing fluid into perpendicularly flowing fluid. A fluid diverter for redirecting substantially perpendicular flowing fluid into axially flowing fluid. A hollow circular member attached to an opposite end of the turbine allowing substantially axial flowing fluid into one end of turbine. A drive shaft of at least one generator is in continuous contact with the peripheral edge of the solid or hollow circular member producing faster rpm. A turbine assembly mounted on a rooftop utilizing accelerated wind. Fluid diverters increasing fluid flow into the helical turbine's receding blades. A fluid diverter preventing fluid from hitting turbine's oncoming blades. A tail section for maintaining optimal direction into oncoming fluid. Two counter rotating turbines where the attached circular member's edges are in continuous contact.
Abstract: The present invention is for a golf training aid designed to teach a golfer the correct path to swing a golf club from the set up position to the top of the swing to impact and follow through. Specifically, this invention includes a golf training aid in the form of a tubular frame with adjustable poles, preferably made of light weight aluminum or PVC (polyvinyl chloride). The golf training aid trains a golfer by using a swing board which is set up at the correct shaft angle plane which guides the shaft of the club back approximately 18 inches. As a result of the slight friction between the swing board and the golf club shaft, the golfer will feel the correct path of their swing going back. Two shaft plane guides are provided at the waist height of the golfer. The shaft plane guides are adjustable and permit the golfer to identify their correct backswing and downswing.
Abstract: A fire, heat and high voltage cable wrap system for protecting wires and cables. The protective cable wrap system includes a support layer for strength being selected from the group consisting of woven, non-woven, knitted, netted or matted materials; a high voltage arc resistant layer for protection against high voltage; a fire protective coating layer for protecting the cable wrap system against fire; and a top coating layer for resistance to water, chemicals, gases, environmental factors and mechanical damage. The support layer, the high voltage arc resistant layer, the fire protective coating layer and the top coating layer are laminated together for forming a composite laminate structure having a plurality of concentric layers for the protection of transmission wires, electrical wires and cables that provides for high voltage isolation up to 50 kV.
Abstract: A mesh crib bumper enclosure having four connected vertical mesh fabric panel sections installed in a crib by suspending it from top and bottom corners and securing it to four corner posts. The enclosure panels are stretched tightly between the corner posts using a locking fastener. The mesh fabric panels allow air to circulate through the crib to prevent exhaled carbon dioxide from building up. The enclosure corners receive vertical support members for vertical structural integrity while top and bottom edges can receive horizontal support members for horizontal structural integrity. The enclosure bottom corners use tie string fasteners to secure the enclosure to bottom crib rails to keep the bottom edges in contact the mattress. Other embodiments use a mesh panel base attached to the enclosure bottom and/or a mesh panel sealable top for sealing off the top to prevent insects and animals from entering the mesh crib bumper enclosure.
Abstract: An arcuate-shaped ring guard for use in combination with a circular finger ring for reducing the interior circumference of the finger ring. The arcuate-shaped ring guard includes an arcuate ring reducer member being substantially crescent shaped. The ring reducer member includes an outer curved perimeter wall surface, and an interior wall surface, and opposing side wall surfaces for forming the ring reducer member. The arcuate-shaped ring guard further includes a pair of offset adjustable flange members that are attached to each of the opposing side wall surfaces of the ring reducer member in a spaced-apart and in an offset manner. Each of the offset adjustable flange members includes a first end and a second end. Each of the second ends of the offset adjustable flange members are placed adjacent to and in contact with the exterior band surface of the finger ring and are wrapped around the exterior band surface of the finger ring.
Abstract: An ultraviolet (UV) detector for detecting and verifying the authenticity of documents placed therein and exposed to UV light and white light backlighting. The UV detector includes a detector housing, and a viewing chamber having a viewing mirror mounted therein for viewing documents. The detector housing also includes a document insertion slot for inserting documents into the viewing chamber adjacent to the viewing mirror. The detector housing further includes an LED holder for holding one or more LED'S to provide a source of UV light in the viewing chamber which is transmitted to the viewing mirror and to the documents for identifying UV activated features on the documents. Additionally, the detector housing includes an LED and translucent member disposed therein for providing diffuse visible white light for identifying watermarks on the documents. A user looks into the viewing chamber for viewing the UV activated features and watermarks on the documents.
September 8, 2006
Date of Patent:
May 11, 2010
Mark Dobbs, Jeffrey Kelsoe, Dwight Haas
Abstract: An exercise ball device for exercising by a user while in a prone position. The exercise ball device includes a semi-circular shaped housing having an outer curved surface and an interior curved compartment having an inner curved surface. The housing has a retaining member positioned on the perimeter edge of the housing. The exercise ball device also includes a rolling ball positioned within the interior curved compartment, and the rolling ball is removably restrained within the interior curved compartment by the retaining member. Further, the outer curved surface of the housing has a restraint member attached thereto for receiving the hand of a user. Additionally, the rolling ball is approximately the same size as the interior curved compartment so that the rolling ball rotates or rolls within and relative to the housing.
Abstract: A method for delivering a biologic to a human with Alzheimer's-related dementia, comprising administering the biologic parenterally into the perispinal space of the human without direct intrathecal injection, and thereafter positioning the human's head below the horizontal. The method further includes delivering a TNF antagonist to the brain of a human for treating mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's related dementia, or vascular dementia, comprising administering the TNF antagonist golimumab parenterally into the perispinal space of the human without direct intrathecal injection, and thereafter positioning the human in a Trendelenburg position, for delivery of the golimumab to the brain via the human's vertebral venous system.
Abstract: The present invention presents an apparatus and system for providing an ability to conduct a secondary search using results provided by a first search capability. This secondary search is integrated with the first search and functions as an added tool or accessory. The present invention allows for user control of search ranking, search viewing and search presentations thus affording more relevant information retrieval. Searchers can dynamically and interactively examine and manipulate the search results to improve relevance and quickly satisfy their search objectives.
October 26, 2006
Date of Patent:
November 10, 2009
Elan Bitan, John O'Brien, Giora Feldman