Abstract: A method for the driver of an automotive vehicle to avoid distraction from the task of driving, but yet to preserve and later recover legal evidence of events, objects, or conditions that may be encountered during the driving of the vehicle, by utilizing a perimeter optical viewing system in conjunction with a central digital recording system to record and subsequently retrieve images of those events, objects, or conditions.
Abstract: A method of repetitively accomplishing mechanical action of a tool member by drivingly engaging the tool member with one end of a compression spring, manually applying incrementally increasing force to the other end of the compression spring until the mechanical action of the tool member is completed, and utilizing an electronic measurement of the force level within the compression spring for repetitively reproducing the mechanical action.
Abstract: This apparatus and method introduces to the internal combustion engine, with a centrifugal compressor or positive displacement air supercharger, a high speed electric motor/generator which is drivingly coupled to a drive shaft system for the purpose of acceleration and generation of pressurized air at low engine speeds and incorporation of one-way and/or magnetic clutches to provide maximum power to the engine operation at all times. The motor/generator when not driving the supercharger is putting energy back into the engine battery.
Abstract: A method and apparatus for calibrating a gas chromatography instrument by forcefully shooting a measured droplet which securely passes through a confined passageway without direct intervention of human hands into the entry throat of the instrument so as to avoid contaminating the apparatus or impairing the accuracy of the instrument.
June 22, 2007
Date of Patent:
November 16, 2010
Gary W. Watson, Robert E. Pearce, Salin M. Motiwala, Frank E. Zuhde
Abstract: A method and apparatus for achieving dynamic balance exercise by using an elongated board that is tiltable in a longitudinal direction and energized by a set of motor-driven wheels which are connected to oppose the tilting action. A front to back (pitching) and side to side twisting (yawing) of the board is accomplished concurrently with the longitudinal tilting (rolling) movement to balance the exercise experience and improve the subjects fore-and-aft balance.
Abstract: A computer-assisted method for analyzing a complex problem and creating an alpha-triadic representation with five degrees of articulation illustrating the relationships among its various parameters.
Abstract: A drive tool that may be attached to a driven tool which has a drive head, a shank, a tool body, and a longitudinal slot in the drive head whose upper end portion is sloped to provide a ramp, the drive tool being adapted to be pushed downward into a hollow end of the driven tool to then become locked in place relative to the driven tool, both rotationally and longitudinally, so that the driven tool can then be driven forward and concurrently driven in either a clockwise or a counterclockwise rotation.
Abstract: A method of facilitating calculations of the changes in three mutually dependent variables, in which an initial condition of all the variables is represented by a triangle, calculated changes are then displayed by modifying the triangle, and the modified form of the triangle then provides a new basis for further calculations.
Abstract: A method for the driver of an automotive vehicle to avoid distraction from the task of driving, but yet to preserve and later recover legal evidence of events, objects, or conditions that may be encountered during the driving of the vehicle, by utilizing a perimeter optical viewing system in conjunction with a central digital recording system to (monitor and) record and subsequently retrieve images of those events, objects, or conditions.
Abstract: An user-friendly impact tool for wire end termination in which the pre-set compression of a main drive spring is adjusted by hand with an adjustment screw having a knurled knob that is both visible and hand-accessible through an opening in the housing wall, and also having a vernier scale formed partly on the outer housing wall surface and partly on the knurled knob itself to correctly indicate the pre-load adjustment position of the drive spring.
Abstract: Force is manually applied through a compression spring mechanism to a tool member, which in turn carries the end of an insulated wire that is to be seated between the knives of an insulation displacement type connector. A force transducer is used to measure the spring force within the compression spring mechanism, so that seating of the conductor in the connector can be accomplished without any abrupt impact.
Abstract: A total perimeter view auto security monitoring system which includes a pair of fixed viewing lenses at each corner of a vehicle, a central digital camera receiving optical data from all corners of the vehicle, a multiplexer to separate the data channels in real time, and a hard disc drive for recording the data.
Abstract: A tool system for inserting an insulated wire between knife blades of an insulation displacement type electrical connector, in which the reach of the tool is expanded by use of a an extension member easily inserted between a punch down tool and a wire end insert tool.
Abstract: A wheelbarrow handle accessory has a tube member that slides over the end of a wheelbarrow handle, and a hand grip assembly including a partial sleeve that normally rests upon the tube member in aligned relationship, the hand grip assembly being rotatably supported from the tube member.
Abstract: A method and apparatus for coupling together the ends of two steel pipe sections, each of which contains a permeable inner liner, in which not only are the pipe ends held in abutting engagement, but gas contained within the liner of one pipe section is effectively channeled into the liner of the other pipe section.
Abstract: A scissor-type connection for the roof support of a collapsible tent, having two rails rotatable relative to each other around an axle, one of the rails having a spring body that lockably engages an opening in the other.
Abstract: A tool assembly includes an elongated metal tool body for forcibly inserting the end of an insulated wire into a telephone connector of the insulation displacing type, and having a separate and replaceable cutting blade removably attached to the tool body for cutting off the then protruding end of the insulated wire after electrically conductive engagememnt of the wire with the blades of the connector has been achieved.
Abstract: A side cover structure for a collapsible tent includes a fabric side cover that is vertically suspended between two post. Each post has inner and outer pole sections that are telescopically engaged. Each pole section has exterior longitudinal grooves. The fabric side cover has beads or flanges, sometimes referred to as keder-profile, which are slidably inserted into those longitudinal grooves for securing the cover in place.
Abstract: Method and apparatus for measuring fluid motion with micron scale spatial resolution, in which fluorescent particles are injected into a fluid body in a test device, the test device is broadly illuminated with pulses of light at the excitation frequency of the fluorescent particles, the fluorescent light is collected by a microscope objective lens, and the light thus collected is relayed through a fluorescent filter to an image recording device, the depth of field of the objective lens defining the thickness of a two-dimensional measurement plane.
November 13, 2003
Date of Patent:
June 6, 2006
Carl D. Meinhart, Juan G. Santiago, Ronald J. Adrian, Steve T. Wereley
Abstract: A securement device for securing a drum head upon a drum shell or body through a tension rod, including a lug assembly that not only allows a downward pull on and hence tightening of the associated tension rod, but also provides for three additional parameters of adjustment of the position and aspect of the lower end of the tension rod relative to the associated drum shell.
September 22, 2003
Date of Patent:
October 18, 2005
Walter B. Jeffries, Tyler D. Hauth, Sarah M. Jeffries