Abstract: A picture frame mount (14) comprising first and second strips or tapes (17) (26) in crossed relationship, the one (26) having a channel (29) in which the other (17) is disposed. Tape (17) includes two tongues (20) (21) outside of the channel (29) and an aperture (18) in alignment with the channel (29). The bottom of tongues (20) (21) and the top of tape (26) include adhesive characteristics or coatings, while glue in aperture (18) fastens tape 26 to itself. The tongues (20) (21) are applied to a backing (11) and tape (26) is applied to artwork (12) to provide a "floating" arrangement when mounting between artwork and backing is undertaken. Release sheets (33) (34) protect the adhesive characteristics until the tapes are ready for use.
Abstract: A self-drilling screw (10) having a body (16) that includes a driving head (18) and aperture (20) at its one end and a self-drilling tap (22) at its other end. Intermediate the length of screw (10) a solid annular member (24) comprising a peripheral edge (31) separating annular surfaces (32, 33) is formed. A plurality of radially extending serrations or teeth (36) is formed on the one annular surface (32), in a circumferential pattern paralleling the turning motion of the screw (10) in its application to a thin gauge metal deck structure (44). Two sets (26, 27) of different sized threads are formed on the body (16) between the surface (32) and the tap (22). As the serrations (36) gouged or coerce the metal during the achieving of a fully driven position for the screw (10), the larger sized threads (26) bind or tap-like to an upright boss (52) formed by the puncturing of the hole, first by the smaller sized set (27) of threads and then by the larger thread set (26).
September 2, 1993
Date of Patent:
July 18, 1995
James C. Fall, Irwinch J. Schartzman, Steven Schartzman
Abstract: A percussion instrument (10) having a plurality, preferably two (2), of playing heads h1, h2, spaced across from which corresponding apertures 40, 41 are formed in a panel member (20). Side (16, 18), top (12) and bottom (14) panels provide with the playing heads h1, h2 and panel member (20) a closed compartment (25) out of which chambers (32, 34) are formed in corresponding relationship to their heads h1, h2, respectively, by means of an interiorly mounted panel (30).
Abstract: A coin cassette (10) formed by a channeled sleeve (11) in which a cartridge (12) is slidably mounted between the two open ends (25, 26) of the sleeve (11). The cartridge (12) includes variously-sized slotted formations (43) for coins (55). Ribs (31, 32) on the cartridge (12) mate with corresponding grooves (21, 22) in the sleeve's panels (13, 14) to provide direction of sliding motion of the cartridge (12) out of the sleeve (11). Stop members (33, 34) are mounted on the top edges (17, 18) of the panels (13, 14), for engagement with ears (35, 36) on the sides (46, 48) of the cartridge (12) to restrict its extent of sliding motion, preventing it from being separated from its sleeve (11). A serrated thumb pad (19) on a sleeve panel (13) provides for gripping the sleeve (11) in the casette's operation.
Abstract: A toy (10) comprising an elongated block (12) which is carved out to form one or more patterns (30) for a path along which marbles (15) are propelled by a person's finger through a slot (17) communicating with a channel (14) in any one of such patterns (30) which are interlinked to provide continuity in rolling motion for the marbles (15). Pivoting gates (50) across the path or at intersections of the channels (14) forming patterns (30) provide means to determine the direction of motion for marbles (15), including "dead ending" the marble in its own channel. Various features in the path patterns provide impetus or an inertial bar to the marbles' motion.
Abstract: A nozzle mechanism (10) comprising a flexible barrel (13) annularly spaced about a fluid jetting tube (12) apertured as at (16) to a rear tubular portion (15), a manipulative sleeve (33) on the barrel (13), and a valve control member (24) to open and close its valve (28) aligned with aperture (16). Valve control member (24) includes a pin 29 operatively connected to the sleeve (33) via a slot (30) in barrel (13), so that manipulative motion of sleeve (33) opens and closes valve (28), as well as locking open valve (28) by reason of pin (29) being retained in a catch (31) on slot (30) in flexible barrel (13).
Abstract: A storing and dispensing container comprising a carton (10) including opposing end panels (15) having corresponding recesses 25 therein for seating a cutting means (24) which is releasably engageable therein. Slots (16) and pendent slots (56) are included in end panels (15) so that a rod(18)with a roll of paper (20) thereon can be supported in the slots (16), (56). Rod (18) includes an additional length (22) at one of its ends adjacent one of the end panels (15) for mounting a tape dispenser (21) thereon and which is handy for assisting securing paper torn off by the cutter (24) onto an article, box or the like. Carton folds up into a closed mode for storing and carrying one of more rolls of paper (20) therein.
Abstract: Applicators (15, 40) for depositing mascara (16) on an eyelash (17) and lipstick (41) on a face (21), respectively, are disclosed, as well as methods of their applications. An absorbent tissue (47) is wrapped about one portion (45) of a properly circumferentially-sized applicator (40). After lipstick (41) is applied to the women's lips (43), they are puckered, tissue (47) on applicator (40) inserted into her mouth, and excess deposit of lipstick (41) is absorbed by tissue (47) without it depositing upon her teeth (42). The second applicator (15) comprises a curvi-lineared edge 22 which correlates to (by crossing) the line of the lower eyelash (17) after which mascara (16) from a brush (39) is evenly and properly applied to the eyelash (17). Face (21) below edge (22) is contoured to fit the flesh portion (24) of the eye socket (25).
Abstract: A mechanism/device (29) in association with a radiographic cassette (20) in which X-ray film (28) or the like is exposed. Upon exposure, an LED (39) continually blinks, indicating exposure to the user, thereby obviating double exposure of the film. A test and reset circuit (80) informs the user at any time of the operational status of device (29). Device (29) comprises a sensor (30), a photodiode (47), a conduit formed by a bundle (31) of optical fibers which conveys light energy from sensor (30) to photodiode (47) that converts it into an electrical current controlled by an electronic circuit (35) which includes LED (39). Circuit (35) includes a detecting and amplifying circuit (51), an oscillating circuit (68), a latching circuit (65) for maintaining blinking of LED (39), and the test-and-reset circuit (80).
Abstract: An aquatic exercising device/apparatus (10) comprising a bed (11) mounted on a frame (12) supported by hollowed columns (13), and lines (17) extending through such columns (13), their one ends attached to floats (16) and their other ends attached to members (30) for or applied to the hands (31) and feet (32) of its user (26). As the user (26) pushes members (30) away, the buoyancy for floats (16) resist their submergence into the water (60) in which apparatus (10) is disposed. Tension thereby is produced for the user's muscles thus exercising them or particular ones. Neck muscles likewise are exercised in another embodiment or assembly (65) which includes a line (67) to which a head harness (66) is fastened, the line extending back to a pulley (71) dependingly mounted on a cross-beam which in turn is mounted to a hollowed standard (68), such line extending through standard (68) to be fastened to a float (16).
Abstract: A liquid fertilizer metering apparatus 130 which includes a metering assembly 148, FIGS. 11-18, that meters through its orifice 155 the liquid material contained in a pliable bag 134 disposed in a sealed pocket 132 of the apparatus. A passageway 142 from an exit pressure location in an Venturi tube 141 provides water flow into pocket 132 to pressurize bag 134, thereby discharging the liquid material through the metering assembly 148 and into another passageway 145 in the apparatus that is connected to the restricted throat 142 of the Venturi tube, thus releasing such material into the water flow conduit to which the tube is attached. Metering assembly 148 comprises a hollow housing 150 mounted in the wall 156 forming pocket 132, a hollow sleeve 153 snapped into housing 150, and a metering orifice plate 152 secured in housing 150 by sleeve 153.
Abstract: A locking mechanism (39) comprising a rectangularly-shaped block (40) seated in a corresponding opening (41) of a blade (31) and a corresponding opening of a handle scale (32). Block (40) depresses into opening (41) after which blade (31) is free to rotate between locked open and closed modes, effecting two-position lock mechanism. Other embodiments include a stepped blocks (61, 81) by which two or one notches are utilized to effect either a two-position or one-position lock mechanism, respectively. These blocks register in their respective openings (42, 73, 89) provided in handle scale. The register in the opening (89) in the scale for the one-position lock mechanism is off-set in a direction towards the center of rotation for the blade (31).
February 16, 1990
Date of Patent:
March 3, 1992
Francis M. Boyd, Jr., Frank M. Boyd, Sr.
Abstract: A printer sled (20) comprising a platform (42) for computer printer (22), the platform (42) mounted on a frame members (44) to which freely-rotating grooved wheels (47) are mounted and which engage corresponding tracks (39, 40) mounted atop a framework or cabinet (21) and extending in the same direction as the movement for the sled (20). A manually-operable tab (57) in a frame member (44) provides release of its stop member (60) from frictional engagement with one of the tracks (39, 40) in order to slide sled (20) to any point across the width of the frame work (21). Thus, the printer (22) can be disposed over any one of different-sized paper stacks 928) from which its paper is fed into the printer (22). Catching means (66 or 85) for catching printed paper are included with sled (20) and can be mounted thereto at the front or rear of the framework (21).
Abstract: A method of stacking and installing prepared roofing schemes into a roofing context. A complete panel assembly is first prepared, thus "unitizing" it, after which a plurality thereof is stacked one on top of the next. The entire stack is raised to above the roof line of the context, then oriented in relationship thereto, and thereafter, settling the bottom unitized roofing scheme in the stack into place in the roofing context and fastening it thereto. The stack of remaining schemes is removed from the fastened installed scheme, the now lowest one placed into its proper position in the roofing context, settled, and fastened. This procedure is repeated as often as necessary, always settling the lowest remaining scheme in the stack first to the roofing context after the stack has been removed from the immediately previously installed scheme.
Abstract: An apparatus for separating articles from materials to be trashed, usable in separating food utensils from soiled or used paper products in restaurants, comprising a bin mounted on a frame adapted to seat on a trash barrel or the like, means for collecting the trash mounted in the bin for sliding movement thereoutof, and an upright member mounted in the bin against direction of movement of the collecting means. Such means takes the form of a flat plate which is perforated with a plurality of holes to function as a sieve. As the plate is withdrawn to an extended position outside the bin, the trash drops into its barrel while the utensils, having been previously removed from the bin and put into a compartment formed by the upright member and plate, are not lost in the trashing step. Means are provided to guide the plate in its movement and to prevent it from disengaging from the apparatus.