Abstract: A running surface for a common exercise treadmill has an endless belt made of a rubber like material leaving a smooth finish to its upper and lower surfaces. At least one line of spaced apart holes penetrate the belt along its entire length. The holes enable fastening elements to affix generally circular rods to the upper surface to engage fastening eyelets by means of the fastening elements which are installed into at least one strengthening endless belt positioned below and urging against the lower extremity of the endless belt. The generally circular rods have prefabricated objects such as simulated cobblestones of various sizes and configurations in immediate adjacency to the upper extremity of the endless belt.
Abstract: A mounting structure for attaching an item in an area defined by an area wall is disclosed including an elongated track including a channel formed therein, the elongated track having at least one elongated channel wall and at least one elongated track flange adapted to be connected to the area wall, and a movable element movable to a selected position within the elongated channel and including at least one element flange for wedging engagement against the at least one elongated channel wall at the selected position.
Abstract: A pipe run is secured from theft by an antitheft apparatus providing a pair of straight tubes, coaxially engaged with an inner one of the tubes slidingly engaged within an outer one of the tubes. Each of the tubes provides a closure plate at one end with one or more apertures in it. A cover on an upper end of the inner tube is able to engage the pipe run to prevent it from being disassembled or pulled from its installation. To service the pipe run, the cover may be opened and the inner pipe lowered into the outer pipe. The tubes are secured to a mooring. Two of the apparatuses may be secured in spaced apart locations on the pipe run to secure components of the pipe run that are between the apparatuses.
Abstract: A game target is supported by a plurality of legs capable of remaining sure on both grass and concrete. The target is partitioned by the target frame into a plurality of zones. A pocket, attached to the target frame, occupies each zone. The pockets are of an appropriate depth to hold a plurality throwing projectiles. The target is supported in a reclining orientation in order to align with the typical trajectory of an underhand throw thereby better facilitating the capture of a throwing ball in a pocket.
Abstract: An ice skate comprises a horizontal platform and a pair of opposing side brackets perpendicularly secured to an underside of the platform. A pair of opposing extension arms is pivotally engaged with each end portion of the side brackets, and an extender bracket is engaged with a center portion of the side brackets. Each extension arm has a torsion spring confined and arranged to enable the extension arm to pivot about the center axle within a certain range in tandem with the other of the pair of extension arms. A distal end of each extension arm has an axle non-rotatably engaged with a follower rotatably engaged in a vertical plane. Each follower is engaged with a horizontally elongated hole at front and rear end portions of the skating blade, and the extender bracket provides an additional follower engaged with a vertically elongated hole on a centerline of the skating blade.
Abstract: A clothes-hanging apparatus is made of a wire formed into an upwardly extending hanger contiguous with a downwardly extending pair of sloping shoulders, the shoulders each contiguous with one of a pair of separate collinear horizontal legs, the horizontal legs terminating in an adjacent, close-abutting relationship. A strengthening web is formed on and between critical portions of the shoulders and the legs for rigidizing the apparatus. An element is used to support or connect the legs so they may be parted or joined as desired for placement and removal of a garment.
Abstract: A pursuit vehicle carries a projectile housed within a launcher mounted on its front end. The projectile is able to be directed at high speed from the launcher toward a tire of a pursued vehicle. A tether line is coiled about a tether reel within the chase vehicle and is fixed to the projectile. The projectile has folded barbs that extend once the projectile has entered the tire and which keeps the projectile from flying out of the tire due to centripetal force. Being penetrated, the tire quickly looses pressure and deflates while the tether line wraps itself around the wheel's axle and brakes which can cause the wheel to stop spinning.
Abstract: A rectangular flexible fabric sheet has mounted corner holders. A horizontally oriented support is engaged with the corner holders for securing the sheet so as to enable a person to recline on the sheet. A pillow having a circular fabric outer cover is positioned at one end of the sheet. The pillow is split into two portions sharing the outer cover; each one of the portions providing a planar fabric inner panel. The inner panels share a common edge functional as a hinge enabling the two portions to assume an unfolded attitude wherein the inner panels lie abutting the sheet for supporting the neck and head of the reclining person, and a folded attitude wherein the inner panels mutually abut and thereby provide a more robust pillow.
Abstract: A method and apparatus for connecting an engine flushing system for flushing the lubrication system of an engine having a detachable engine lubricant filter contained within a casing is disclosed, which may comprise at least one flushing system connection unit adapted to connect the flushing system to at least one of the engine lubricant inlet portion and engine lubricant outlet portion of the detachable lubricant filter through the casing of the detachable engine lubricant filter. The flushing connection unit may comprise a first flushing connection unit adapted to connect the flushing system to the engine lubricant inlet portion and engine lubricant outlet portion of the detachable lubricant filter, through the casing of the detachable engine lubricant filter; and a second flushing connection unit adapted to connect the flushing system to the lubrication system of the engine through an opening utilized for mechanically measuring the level of lubricant in the lubrication system of the engine.
Abstract: A spectrometer for infrared reflectance measurements of samples for identification of the sample materials is built into a steering wheel assembly. The spectrometer includes a window and optics on a bench adjacent the window, so that the optics will be aligned with the sample when the device is placed in optical alignment with or directly against the sample. The optics include a broad-band IR light source (ordinary lamp) shining onto an acousto-optic tunable filter (AOTF), which passes narrow-band IR light with a swept frequency; a lens focusing the IR through the window onto the sample; and a reflectance detector aligned with the window of the spectrometer to pick up reflected light. A computer, which may be mounted in the spectrometer, compares the detected reflectance spectrum with stored sample data spectra, and identifies the material or the components of the material and their proportions. When a control substance is detected an alarm signal is produced.
Abstract: An explosion protective shelter apparatus comprises a pair of spaced apart upright parallel walls without rigid structural interconnection. The walls supported by the ground surface so as to define a vehicular space between them. The walls are joined by elastic members or secured against shock absorbers. The walls are easily erected on site and placed in service where personnel may be sheltered from an exploding vehicle that is being inspected between the walls.
Abstract: A fuel tank cap provides a safety valve mounted on a tubular vent stem for venting fluids from a fuel tank. The safety valve is adapted for engagement with the tubular vent stem so that the fluids may enter the safety valve. A pair of upper cavities communicate with the vent stem through small channels offset therefrom. The upper cavities contain valve balls seated by gravity against valve seats for restricting fluid flow from the vent stem into the upper cavities. One upper cavity provides a biasing spring seating its valve ball against the its valve seat. The upper cavities provide restrictors positioned for limiting movement of the valve balls away from their valve seats, and a cover sealingly engaged with the safety valve to form a small chamber. The upper valve body further provides exit channels for conducting the fluids to exit.
August 13, 2004
Date of Patent:
December 5, 2006
Siegfried Emke, Timothy F. Emke, Cristian Fischer
Abstract: A shopping method comprises the steps of displaying a line of merchandise within a retail establishment; training sales assistants to operate portable sales checkout devices and to match the line of merchandise with shoppers' needs; recording purchases and simultaneously producing and delivering a paper sales receipt and a paper pickup voucher to each of the shoppers wherein, the pickup voucher identifies a pickup point access code, pickup point identity and pickup point compartment identity; reserving the pickup point compartment associated with the compartment identity; wrapping and marking the purchases with a pickup point access code, pickup point identity and pickup point compartment identity; delivering the purchases to the pickup compartments and enabling the pickup vouchers of the shoppers to provide access to the respective pickup compartments.
Abstract: A plurality of individual circuits are formed on a substrate. Each of the individual circuits is formed with electrical contacts. A spacer is sealed onto the substrate, the spacer peripherally enclosing each of the individual circuits while exposing the conductive contacts. A cover is positioned over the spacer is and integral with it. First conductive feedthroughs penetrate the cover, the first conductive feedthroughs positioned peripheral to each of the individual circuits. Conductive pads are formed on a bottom surface of the cover, the conductive pads in electrical continuity with the conductive contacts of the individual circuits. Conductive paths are formed on the bottom surface of the cover, the conductive paths each joining at least one of the conductive pads with at least one of the first conductive feedthroughs thereby establishing electrical continuity between the individual circuits and the first conductive feedthroughs so as to establish pin-outs.
June 17, 2004
Date of Patent:
October 3, 2006
Aram Tanielian, Garo W. Tanielian, Keiichi Nakanishi
Abstract: A tool of the manual pliers type has a pair of levers pivotally joined for moving the levers into abutment wherein terminal ends of the levers form a continuous screwdriver blade, a stripping aperture, a cutting enablement, a crimping enablement, and further provides a pair of opposing gripping notches, one of the notches terminating in the screwdriver blade.
Abstract: A skate truck assembly apparatus provides a hanger engaging separate left and right collinearly aligned axles, and at least three pairs of suspension bushings, with one selected pair of said bushings appropriate to a chosen dynamic load, secured by a kingpin; a base receiving the kingpin in adjustable engagement, thereby mounting the hanger and the at least one suspension bushing in flexible securement on the base; a pivot rod engaged with the hanger and extending therefrom into a rod recess within the base positionally distant from the kingpin.
Abstract: An apparatus for carrying a workpiece adjacent an exterior surface of a vehicle, provides a stationary resting surface mounted on an exterior surface of the vehicle and one or more movable clamping bars positioned adjacent to the resting surface. A driving screw moves the clamping bar in a scissors type motion, alternately toward the resting surface, so as to clamp the workpiece, and away from the resting surface so as to release the workpiece, whereby the workpiece may be safely transported by the vehicle. The apparatus may be mounted onto a panel truck, normally adjacent to one or both side panels, or may be mounted on the sides of a pick-up type truck.
August 27, 2003
Date of Patent:
August 15, 2006
Zbigniew Jozef Adamczewski, Ruth Esther Gosey
Abstract: A combination pouch and underwear pant is worn by a man for facilitating sexual activity such as lap dancing. The pouch is worn over the sex organs of a man under the underwear pant, which is adapted by an elastic waistband for compressively pinning the pouch in place. The pouch is made of a flexible and elastic material. A top edge of the pouch provides access to an interior of the pouch of a hand and wrist of the wearer so as to facilitate insertion of the wearer's sex organs into the pouch through an aperture, which encircles penis and scrotum. The aperture elastically compresses between a top surface at the base of the penis of the wearer and a bottom surface at the base of the scrotum of the wearer. With the pouch in place, the wearer is able to facilitate the capture of body fluids without fear of the pouch moving away from its preferred position relative to the torso of the wearer.