Abstract: An apparatus (20) for testing the co-efficient of friction of a road surface (78) of a road (79) including an electronic digital device (22) that senses through its sensor (75) the speed of a toothed sprocket wheel (71) and by which through the dropping of a frame (24) by means of a tripping mechanism (80) that trips upon a rotating motor (34) accelerating and by which a predetermined value in device (22) is reached by the speed of a tire flat (61) that strikes road surface (78).
Abstract: An improved pull-strap assembly (20) made from webbing material (21) that forms a strap (23) the material (21) looped back on itself at its first or one end to form along the strap's length two layers of mated material (42) along which multiple openable pockets (42s, 44m) are formed and spaced from one another, the other or second end of strap (23) being looped backed on itself to form a pull loop (31). An openable pocket (44) is produced at the strap's first end and the multiple openable pockets (44m) are spaced therefrom along the length of strap (23). A connector (47) having a stem (48) and an enlarged head (49) at each end of stem (48) mounts in any one of the pockets (44s, 44m), with its enlarged head (49) of connector (47) abutting the edges of strap (23). In assemblage of pull-strap assembly (20) to a roller-tube assembly (30), connector (47) in a particular one of pockets (44s, 44m) is fed through a hole in a slot-and-hole arrangement (55, 52), FIGS. 5, 9, and as in FIG.
Abstract: A ribbon wheel (27) to which lengths of ribbon (22) from spools (65) are wound for ultimate severance into ribbon strands (29). Ribbon material (23) advances from posted spools (65) in compartment (61) of frame (36) of apparatus (20) to their collection at and through slot (67) in top panel (34) of frame (36) for apparatus (20). A post (66) in compartment (61) guides ribbon material (23) to slot (67). The collected ribbon lengths (22) are wound a number of revolutions upon the wheel's peripheral surface (25) formed between the wheel's discs (38, 39) by means of shaft (48) and handle (51) that rotates wheel (27). Recesses (31) in wheel (27) provide points at which the ribbon lengths (22) are severed after ties (85) tie them together at other particular recesses (31) to form multiple ribbon strands (29). A mechanism (75/74) is provided on frame (36) for curling ribbon lengths (22) prior to their introduction to wheel (27).
Abstract: A bean bag (15) installable in a cartridge for use as a less-lethal projectile in striking a target without killing or seriously injuring the target. A doubled-back open-sleeved configuration (27) of the fabric-constructed material includes a compartment in a shorter portion (33) interiorly disposed to a longer portion (36) of the opened-sleeved configuration (27), pellets (23) pre-measured by weight substantially filling the compartment (22). The length (26) of the open-sleeved configuration of the material for the bean bag 15 is determined by weight rather than by its length. The shorter portion (33) and longer portion (36) are fastened together as at (34) thereby determining the size of compartment 22 for the weighted pellets (23).
Abstract: A device (10) for clamping and unclamping a standing prism pole (11) within a surveying instrument (13). A pair of opposing vise or jaw members (24, 25) are disposed with a geometrical configuration (18) forming a frame (19) having a cavity (20), the one vise (24) within cavity (20) fixedly mounted to frame (19), the other vise (25) within cavity (20) slidably movable towards and away from vise (24), and by which the standing prism pole (11) is clamped and unclamped by the jaw members (24, 25). A spacer arm (34) connects frame (19) to a support leg (37) of instrument (13). At the bottom of leg (37) a carrying handle (39) is connected for ease of moving instrument (13) from one point to another in either collapsed or uncollapsed mode for instrument (13).
Abstract: An assembly of a slot(35) in a bottom wall (21) of a flue (10) in immediate conjunction with a compartment (25) in which a stack of layers (33) of fibrous material is deposited or stacked for absorbing grease (13) from a passageway of a venting housing (13). The vented air (14) and grease (13) flow to flue (10) by an independent force for generating such flow. As the vented air (14) and grease (15) reach flue (10) the air continues to flow through flue (10) to discharge through the latter's escape opening (19) while grease (15) drops through slot (35) onto the top one of a stack of layers (33) of fibrous material in compartment (25), thereby removing the problem of an accumulation of grease (15) on a roof or base (40) over which compartment (25) is located, thereby averting the need for repair of or installation of a new roof or base.
Abstract: A rectangularly-shaped exercise apparatus (20) having an endless frame (22) formed by angular elements (24) joined together at their adjacent corners (25) that include shoulders (45) and gussets (46). A bed (29) of fabric is disposed within frame (20) and joined to it by coiled springs (31) attaching the bed's grommets (33) to pins (38) extending from horizontally-oriented flanges (26) of angular elements (24), being held to pins (38) by washer-nuts 41/42). A socket (29) is securely mounted at the corners (25) to the undersides (39) of flanges (26) and into which deep-stroked leg assemblies (52) having springs (56) are slip fit. The leg assemblies (52) include an additional stroke displacement over the spring's stroke displacement by a plunger (53) over which the spring's tubular cylinder (54) displaces.
Abstract: An apparatus (20) for testing the co-efficient-of friction of a road surface (78) of a road (79) including a electronic digital device (22) that senses through its sensor (75) the speed of a toothed sprocket wheel (71) and by which through the dropping of a frame (24) by means of a tripping mechanism (80) that trips upon a rotating motor (34) accelerating and by which a predetermined value in device (22) is reached by the speed of a tire flat (61) that strikes road surface (78).
Abstract: A bean bag (15) installable in a cartridge for use as a less-lethal projectile in striking a target without killing or seriously injuring the target. A doubled-back open-sleeved configuration (27) of the fabric-constructed material includes a compartment 22 in a shorter portion (33) interiorly disposed to a longer portion (36) of the opened-sleeved configuration (27), pellets (23) pre-measured by weight substantially filling the compartment (22). The length (26) of the open-sleeved configuration of the material for the bean bag 15 is determined by weight rather than by its length. The shorter portion (33) and longer portion (36) are fastened together as at (34) thereby determining the size of compartment 22 for the weighted pellets (23).
Abstract: A manufacture or cell (20) formed by a closed case (21) of fabric material (23) in which a multiple number of meltable plastic pellets (24) are disposed and with which an electrical line (25), here in the form of lines (25-1, 25-2), combine in an interwoven assembly. Heat is applied to the pellets (24) via the electrical line (25) to melt them into a mass of substance that solidifies into a solid wall or thickness while concurrently adhering to the fabric material (23) so that the resulting structure is in a cast condition, transformed from its flexible state prior to application of the heat to pellets (24) into a wall-like member. The cell (20) is useful in application of constructing a habitable temporary living housing or shelter for victims arising out of a catastrophe.
Abstract: A cable manufacture (15) formed of a steel cable (23) along the length of which a plurality of ball stops (35, 36, 37) are intermittently crimped, having a fixed loop (26) formed of itself at its one end (27) and a ball stop (37) crimped proximate to its other end (34). Any one of the ball stops (35, 36, 37) seats against the body formation of a slot (43) in a hallow roller tube (33) which forms a slot (43, 46) while loop (26) attaches to a support (61) on side panel (19) of a home (20) which forms a slot (43, 46) such as a motor home in operation of the invention. The extent of the tube's awning (32) as it unravels with roller tube (33) from a closed mode is controlled by which ball stop (35, 36, 37) seats against the body formation.
Abstract: An improved swamp cooler (10) in which a D.C. motor (43), a D.C. water pump (40), a storage battery (68), and solar panel (62) are utilized to operate apparatus (10) in a self-sustaining mode without the necessity of a separate electrical source to operate the D.C. motor (43), water pump (40). Solar panel (62) provides the energy source for D.C. motor (43) and water pump (40) by means of electronic circuitry (60). When solar energy is not available to solar panel (62), battery (68) in apparatus (10) provides such energy, it being recharged during utilization of solar panel (62), so that apparatus (10) continues to operate under clear skies or non-clear skies.
Abstract: A device (20) having a pair of jaws (22, 23) cooperating with a pair of threaded rods (24, 25) and which displace equally from a midpoint (36) of device (20) along threaded rods (24, 25). A spirally-wound rod (40) with sets (41, 42) of keyways rides in sets (50, 51) of keys positioned in jaws (22, 23). A center plate (44) for the rods (24, 25, 40) maintains them at a midpoint (36) for device (20). Sliding assemblies (60, 94) lock and unlock barrel nuts (71, etc.) in the jaws (22, 23) from threaded rods (24, 25). Different senses of threads for threaded rods (24, 25) extend to each side of rod (40). In another embodiment, a push handle (116) directly actuates the ‘quarter-turn’ threads in bores (122) of barrel nuts (115) into and out of engagement with threaded rods (121).
Abstract: Display stands (20-1, 20-2, 20-3) readily adaptable for target shooting or other useful display purposes, formed and fabricated in their corresponding. patterns (P-1, P-2, P-3) formed from corresponding sheets (S-1, S-2, S-3) of corrugated paper or cardboard. Their corresponding facing members (24, 55, 72) are supported by corresponding flaps or panels (28, 54, 77) while their respective stands (20-1, 20-2, 20-3) are stabilized in a stationary manner by application of wings or straps (30), by wings or straps (58), or by struts or braces (70), respectively. The pairs of wings (30, 58) are fastened together by their respective tabs (36, 65) inserted through corresponding holes (34, 64) in their corresponding wings (30, 58) in the assembling of stands (20-1, 20-2). Niches (78) at the terminal ends (74) of struts (70) in stand (20-3) engage edges (79) of a slot (80) in FIGS. 11-17.
Abstract: A receptacle (20) having a pocket (29) in which a spout assembly (24) is stored prior to placing it in an open mode in which the receptacle's content is dispensed. Spout assembly (24) includes a spout proper (25) to which a body formation (27) having a chamber (39) in communication with spout proper 25 and by apertures (41) to receptacle (20). An arm (65) connects the spout proper (25) with a floor (37) of pocket (29). Floor (37) includes a frangible area (48) formed by scoring (49) and which is broken from floor (37) upon introducing a breaking member (47) into the frangible area (48). Body formation (27) includes breaking member (47). Body formation (27) also includes an endless peripheral flange (52) around it and from which an endless lug (54) depends.
Abstract: An assembly (20) of artwork (21) and backing (22) wherein a combination of floater anchors (24), hard anchors (26), and soft anchors (25) produce a floatability of artwork about its backing and which eliminates curling or rippling to it due to temperature and humidity changes. The floater anchor (24) is formed from a pair of tape pieces (35-1, 35-2) fastened together by a pair of crossing ties (37, 38) that interlace the pieces (35-1, 35-2). Piece (35-1) is adhered to artwork (21) and piece (35-2) is adhered to backing (22), whereby artwork (21) can shift about backing (22) to the extent of the spacing distance between the attachment, such as by glue spots (40), of ties(37, 38)to pieces (35-1, 35-2). Hard anchors (26) are formed by providing ribbons (42) of glue between pieces (35-1, 35-2) and ties (37, 38) so that the pieces (35-1, 35-2) do not shift between each other.
Abstract: A tobacco pipe (10) having a hollow stem (12) threaded to a manifold (20) on top of which a turret (30) is rotatably mounted. Turret (30) is of greater weight than that of manifold (20), so that any one of a plurality of turret magazines (33) remains stationary over a chamber (24) in the manifold (20) in their relative rotation, so that smoking tobacco in the aligned magazine (33) with such chamber (24) takes place through the hollow stem (12). A screen (28) seats in a recess 27 of a port (25) of manifold (20) at a sufficient distance from the turret's chamber (24), preventing scorching of screen (28) by a source of flame at/in chamber (24) in the aligned magazine (33).
Abstract: An oil exchange apparatus (16, 96, 126) and its assembly with an arrangement (17) of fluid flow lines (112), (108), for lubricating a system, such as an engine (15, 145), while providing for a quick exchange of the apparatus (16, 96, 126) with another one when another batch of oil is to lubricate the system. A filter (30, 103, 135) is mounted and disposed in a receptacle (21, 97, 128); inlet conduits (44, 109, 132) and outlet conduits (34, 105, 136) are mounted to the receptacle (21, 97, 128) and by which oil flows in and out of it in the operation of the system. A vacuum or vent conduit 43 also is mounted to the receptacle in each of its embodiments. In one embodiment, all the conduits (34, 44, 43) are mounted in a top housing component (22) of the receptacle (21). In other embodiments, inlet (109, 132) and outlet (105, 136) conduits are mounted at the receptacle's bottom (101, 130), while the vacuum/vent or third conduit (115, 141, 156) is at its top (102, 142).
Abstract: A screed device (41, 42) formed by an elongated straight rigid member (54) that includes a pair of spaced threading assemblies (62) extending through member (54) between its rounded front side (47) and its back side (57). Each assembly (62) includes a screw (63) with a tapering neck (66), a head (64) for turning the screw (63), and a threading screw portion (67) projecting beyond the back side (57), along with a pair of bushings (71, 72) disposed within member (54) and in which the tapered neck (66) rotates, providing for the threading screw portion (67) to thread to a stud (22, 23, 24). The inner bushing (71) attaches to the tapering neck (66), to provide a cylindrical outer surface (75) that engages a cylindrical inner surface (76) on bushing (72) that is attached to member (54). Levels (78) are included in one wall (55, 56) of member (54).