Abstract: A smoking vessel (10) constructed as a tube (11) and a mouthpiece (12) mounted at its one end, a pervious or permeable member (26) therewithin, and a valve-mechanism or assembly (15) at its other end (14) for introduction of a quantity of smoke to be disposed in the tubes' chamber (18) under pressure. A plug (34) mounted in the mouthpiece (12) closes off the neck (20) of tube (16), and includes bores (36) which abut the thickness (t) forming the neck (20). When mouthpiece (12) is unthreaded from neck (20), plug (34) disengages from the neck (20) and the pressurized smoke flows from chamber (18) through the permeable member 26 and into the mouthpiece (12) through bores (36) in plug (34), and thence inhaled by the smoker. The valve-mechanism or assembly (15) at end (14) of vessel (10) provides for introduction into chamber (18) of a quantity of smoke that is pressurized therein.
Abstract: An acoustical reflector (10) formed by a pair of assembled panels (17, 18), each of which including one or more mouths (45) spaced from one another in ring-like fashion about a centrally disposed opening (27) for the reflector (10), the panels (17, 18) rotatably adjustable independently of one another. Each pair of mouths (45) between the panels (17, 18) cooperate to provide a channel (47) through the panels (17, 18) in the adjustability of the panels. Channel (47) is variable in its capacity for transmitting sound through the reflector (10) and for reflecting sound by utilizing the reflecting surface of one of the outer panel faces (either 21 or 22) with a portion of a facing surface (either 23 or 24) of the alternate panel to reflect back the sound to its source or instrument player's ear(s) for a determination of tonal blend, accurate pitch, or volume balance.
Abstract: Spoked wheel assemblies (22, 55) having included angles (50, 70) about a center line (20) passing through tire rims (25, 78) and a midway point on a distance between forks, yielding uniform tension in their sets of spokes (30, 31/76, 77) forming the included angles (50, 70) that are equally divided about their corresponding line (20). A front wheel hub assembly (37) includes a housing 27, a web 28 mounted thereon and passing through the center line (20), a circumferential member (29) mounted to web (28), and a pair of flanges (23) spacedly mounted on member (29). Openings (34) are provided in assembly (37) to lessen weight.
August 4, 1997
Date of Patent:
May 30, 2000
Seismic Industries Corporation
William R. Henderson, Larry W. Henderson, Dacques Downey
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 (144, 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 food product or cereal is formed by a mixture of the ingredients spelt, almonds and pumpkin seeds. The ingredients are separately washed, blanched, dry roasted, and then subjected to a grind between a coarse and a medium grind. Thereafter, the ingredients are mixed together in specific proportions to produce the food product. A broth or brew is generated with the food product by the addition of water brought nearly to a boil. The broth or brew is generated by depositing the food product in a suitable receptacle, adding the water that has been brought nearly to a boil, the combination of food product and broth or brew then stirred. Favorable foods, sweeteners, etc., may be added, to the desire of the person consuming such combination. The combination provides a nutritious food for consumption.
Abstract: A guard (22) that prevents damage or breakage to a device, for example, an electrical switch mechanism's housing (12) and its components associated with an iron (10). The guard (22) embraces the housing (12), being securely mounted with the housing (12) to a bracket (13) in turn securely mounted to the iron (10), proximate to the front end of its handle (14). It comprises a pair of panels (23, 24) joined together by a frontal panel (28), its rear being open. Its dimensions exceed the dimensions of the device's housing (12) to assure that impact from a force applied to iron (10) in the area of the location of the housing (12) absorbs whatever impact the force may produce, rather than the housing (12) itself being directly impacted by such force and thereby be damaged or broken along with its components.
Abstract: An anti-theft device (18) mounted to a wheel (90) or the like. Device (18) includes a shield (20) that mounts on top of a wheel (90), with adjustable links (63, 64) at one end (27) of device (18) thrust through voids (91) separating spokes (92) of the wheel (90), and with swingable elbow members (55, 56) at the other end (38) of device (16) thrust through steering wheel voids (91). Legs (58) on the elbow members (55, 56) swing into clasping or yoke members (70), after which a locking bar assembly (80) mounts to the yoke members (70) and by which the device (18) is placed in a locked mode on the wheel (90). The elbow members (55, 56) include arms (57) which, along with the links (63, 64), are adjustable to provide change in depth to the device (18). The shield (20) includes a pair of panels (21, 22) that are slidably engageable with each other, with a fastener (28) and holes (23) in one of the panels that fixes the two together in one of a number of different lengths for the device (18).
Abstract: An ax hammer (10) for use in carpet laying, including a head (11) having a base (19) on which a hammering surface (20) is mounted at the one extremity of head (11), and a blade (30) disposed at the head's other extremity. A lowermost niche or hollow (241) at the bottom of the base (19) extends circumferentially there-around, more deep cut to provide for a finger or the like, than the niches (24) that are above it at the top of the head (11). An elongated arcuate niche (31) extends from about the tool's bore (17) formation towards the tool's other extremity, terminating at an inverted curved configuration (37) adjacent such other extremity. Sunken pockets (27, 40) are provided respectively adjoining the niches (241, 31) while sunken pockets 41 are included along the top wall (25) of the head (11). The niche (31) extends to below the bottom of the body formation for bore (17) to provide a deeper dimension to the other extremity and its blade (30) and for insertion of a portion of the user's hand.
Abstract: A tool 15 for clamping and hand holding of a head 16 of a fish 17 while its body 19 is skinned. A pair of handles 21, 22 in tool 15 are manually manipulated to provide a pivotal action for prongs 31, 32 mounted on extensions members 25, 26, respectively, to the handles 21, 22, piercing the head 16. The single prong 32 and the prongs 31 grip the head 16 while skinning of the fish's body 17 proceeds after cutting a line 46 behind its head 16. Bosses 37, 38 are provided in the handles 21, 22, respectively, engaging one another in a full closure mode for the tool 15. A pocket 40 is provided in handle 22 for seating of a portion 39 of handle 21 adjacent a pivotal assembly 23 for handles, extensions, and prongs, the bosses 37, 38 in alignment with one another for cooperative engagement to limit pivotal action of the tool 15 to its closed mode.
Abstract: A convenience caddy (20) primarily for a smoker's use. The caddy (20) includes a body (21) and its inseparable lid (24) joined together by an elastic connection in the form of a bungee cord (47) or a coiled spring (64). A lower end of the connection is pivotally connected midway of and to the body (21), and having its upper end pivotally connected to the lid (24) within a hollow chamber (50) formed in it. The bungee cord (47) is disposed in a longitudinal slot (38 ) along one face (39) in the body (21) and traverse along a trajectory generated by removing the lid (24), against the bliss of the bungee cord (47), from the top of the body (21) and swinging it down to the bottom of the body (21) where it is seated, out of the way of lighter unit (30) mounted in a pocket (27) in the body (21) and another pocket (26) for ashes, butts, and filters. Mouths (59) in the lid (24) provide a holding member for lighted cigarettes when not held by the smoker. An alternate embodiment includes clip members (62).
Abstract: A bedding accessory (10) for storing articles wherein pocket assemblies or arrangements (24, 25) provide a pair of layers or leaves (26, 27) having corresponding pockets (28, 29), the arrangements adapted to hang down along the sides of a bed (11). The one layer (26) with its pocket (28) is hidden. The one layer (24) is formed by a segment (30) that is an extension of a central portion (21) of a sheetlike-member (18) and a panel (31). The second layer (26) is formed by a pair of panels (34, 35), the panel (34) having a lip (39) attached to the segment (30) over the mouth (33) provided for pocket (28) in the first layer. Pocket assembly (25) is flippable onto a central portion (18) of accessory (10) to thereby gain access to pockets (28).
Abstract: A jaw assembly (17) in combination with a master chuck jaw (18) of a chuck (16), the assembly (17) having a base (29) that includes a sleeve insert (48) that is splined (49) to mate with a spline (50) in a bore (44) in the base (29); with an annular chamfer (46) on the bottom of the base (29) to which a flared-out portion (52) of the insert (48) keys. A slug (26) adapted to hold a workpiece (30) includes splines (36) that mount to the splines (49) of the splined insert (48) that extends upwardly of the base (29). Above the splines (36) in the slug's bore (32), an unsplined portion of the bore (32) provides for a shoulder (38) that seats a threaded bolt (40) that threads to internal threads (54) provided in the insert (48), for securing the slug (26) to its base (29).
Abstract: A window shade manufacture (20, 60, 64) for eliminating light, glare or the like, or achieving a non-observation purpose, through a vehicular or other window pane (21). A collapsible curtain (22) having a hem (30) is supported by a cord (34) that projects beyond the hem (30) to form cord extensions (35). Suction cup members (40) through which the cord extensions (35) project apply the curtain (22) to the window pane (21) while releasably slidable button members (38) are mounted on the cord's extensions (35) beyond the members (40). Members (42) slide into proximate positions adjacent their corresponding suction cup members (40), wherever the latter may be applied to the window pane (21), and thereat produce a desired slack or tension in the cord (34) disposed between the spaced apart suction cup members (40). Collapsible curtain (22) is positionable along the cord 34 as desired to achieve the noted purposes, and the manufacture is tucked away in a relatively small compact bag (27) when not in use.