Abstract: The device hereof is most preferably an improved performance air gun as sound source for marine seismic exploration for petroleum deposits and it most generally is comprised of, an elongated cylindrical housing bored from each end to a fixed radial wall separating the two bores. The fixed radial wall having a through bore for hollow shaft of air control and release shuttle assembly to reciprocate within. The wall having fixed groove for elastomer shaft seal rings to seal around outside diameter of shuttle shaft and drilled passages for water entry to lubricate shaft seals. Air control end of shuttle assembly having set and release flange and internal bearing. Air release end of shuttle assembly cup shaped air release flange with bearing around outside diameter and seal means. Air control end of cylindrical housing having end cap drilled for air input means. The Air control end cap having bolt on shuttle support shaft with piston rings air input means air valving means and orifice means.
Abstract: A conversion kit and method for converting a non-powered vehicle model to a powered vehicle, in particular, a radio-controlled vehicle is disclosed. The conversion kit can include a chassis plate, a steering assembly having mountable connection to the chassis plate, a rear assembly having mountable connection to the chassis plate, a device for powering the vehicle model, and a device for attaching the chassis plate to a model shell. Also disclosed is a product produced by the conversion kit and/or method of the present invention.
Abstract: Disclosed is a water de-contamination system, methods, and apparatus using alternating aerobic, anaerobic, and aerobic conditions, with carbon and other waste processing treatments, to remove contaminants from water. Included is an aerobic system in flow communication with an outlet from a waste tank; waste processing treatments in flow communication with liquid exiting the aerobic system and in which anaerobic conditions can be created; means for creating and maintaining anaerobic conditions either within the waste processing treatments or after fluid exits the waste processing treatments; means for return of the fluid into aerobic conditions. A fluid retaining device within which anaerobic conditions are maintained and nitrogen-containing compounds and other contaminants are processed and removed is used. Waste processing treatments are provided within or adjacent the fluid retaining device.
Abstract: Systems for leaching liquid waste, particularly waste water. More particularly, a cylindrical conduit or pipe for use in leaching systems. Even more particularly, a cylindrical conduit which has apertures/skimmer tabs created either during the manufacture/forming/extrusion of the conduit or by punching after the forming of the conduit. Most particularly, is an apparatus and method for perforating corrugated plastic pipe or smooth walled plastic pipe while the pipe is in the process of extrusion.
Abstract: Novel component devices for urine management systems including a novel collection device, a novel conveyance tube, and a novel storage container. The collection device, a novel male catheter, comprises a waterproof, thin-walled conduction tube surrounding the penis, having wettable internal walls and containing a spacing wick. At one end, the conduction tube is connected to, or surrounded by, an elastic compression tube that provides a uniform compressive force around the girth of the penis for attachment and liquid seal to said penis, and at the other end is attached to a fitting that connects to the conveyance tube. The elastic compression tube is radially expanded prior to donning and, when in place over the penis, is allowed to elastically retract, providing radial compression for comfortable, and leak-free fit and use.
June 29, 2000
Date of Patent:
March 6, 2007
Gordon C. Cheng, James R. Valentine, Daniel M. Beane, Richard M. Beane
Abstract: Disclosed herein is a collapsible, convertible, extendable, traction-providing, portable stretcher/body splint type rescue device for use generally in emergency rescue field situations and having three main parts: a top or head portion, a middle or body portion, and an optional bottom or foot portion, all of which are formed from radiolucent material. The rescue device of the present invention further includes a head gear portion that is slidably adjustable, can provide dynamic cervical traction in the field, and is positioned on, yet easily removable from, the top or head portion. There is also padding on the top and middle portions which is removable, as well as a plurality of restraining devices such as webs, gores, straps and flaps to immobilize a victim on the rescue device.
Abstract: Couplers for coupling conduit in end-to-end flow communication relationship are disclosed. A coupler has at least two coupling members each having one end hingingly attachable to one end of another of the at least two coupling members, and one of each coupling members having one end configured with a first cooperating attaching component and the other of each having one end configured with a second cooperating attaching component. There may also be a pressure producing element which increases coupling forces when said first and second cooperating attaching components are attached. There may also be corrugations in the walls of one or all of the coupling members that fit within corrugations of corrugated conduit being connected. The inside diameter of the coupler is about equal to or greater than the outside diameter of the conduit being thereby coupled. In addition, a plurality of couplers and/or coupling members may be used to couple conduit with small diameters and conduit with large diameters.
Abstract: An end cap for a corrugated conduit, attachable to the open end of conduit preferrably corrugated conduit. The end cap has a cylindrical skirt portion and an end piece, a plurality of inwardly-directed latching tabs spaced around the cylindrical skirt portion and which are springingly deflectable in a radially outward direction when the latching tabs are forceably urged over the corrugated conduit open end. The latching tabs spring inwardly when the diameter of the corrugated conduit decreases, thereby latching the end cap over the open end. The end cap may further have an arcuate configuration for the end piece where the cylindrical skirt portion has an inside diameter greater than the outside diameter of the corrugated conduit. The end piece may also have an axially-directed aperture with a center not centered on the axis of the corrugated conduit.
Abstract: An apparatus for leveling and smoothing a substance such as concrete and drawing up paste in one motion. The apparatus has a leveling blade with a straight edge and a smooth-surfaced float. The float attaches to the leveling blade by a connecting strip of resilient material, which permits the position of the float to contour to the concrete surface. The connecting strip, adjacent to the float, contacts the concrete surface to pull up cement paste, which creates a more workable surface. The leveling blade attaches to the handle by a mount. The mount and handle are adjustable to add additional length to the apparatus for use on various sized concrete surfaces. A vibratory mechanism can also be attached to the apparatus to assist in leveling and smoothing concrete.
Abstract: A spectrometer, or a spectral instrument using multiple non-interfering optical beam paths and special optical elements. The special optical elements for use with the instrument are used for directing the optical beam and/or altering the form of the beam. The instrument has the potential, depending upon the totality of the optical components incorporated into the instrument, to be a monochromator, a spectroradiometer, a spectrophotometer and a spectral source. The spectral instrument may further be a part of the spectral system. The system may include the spectral instrument, a power module and means for remote control of the instrument. Such remote control may be by use of a personal computer or a control system dedicated to the control, measurement and analysis of the collected information. The multiple non-interfering beam paths are created using specially designed optical elements such as a diffraction grating, a splitter box, a zero back-lash drive system for movement of the grating element.
Abstract: Device for introducing a coating into pipes and pipe bends and, more generally, into rotationally symmetrical bodies open at only at least one end, with an elastic, elongate, inflatable core (12), the so-called “variocore”.
Abstract: A gravity driven steerable vehicle having wheels, or skis or a combination of wheels and skis for recreational use, most particularly on surfaces such as pavement, artificial hard-pack turf, mountain slopes, dirt roads, grass and hard-packed or non-packed snow. The vehicle has at least three (3) but preferably four (4) wheels, or skis or a combination of wheels and skis which may or may not be on independent axles one from the other and which may or may not be each independently shock suspended. There is also a steering mechanism for steering the vehicle and a driver compartment portion for containing a driver of the vehicle in a prone face-down and face-forward position. The vehicle is steerable by the driver from the prone face-down and face-forward position. The mechanism for suspension of the wheels and/or skis is configured to provide precise control in turns especially the carving of turns, by the skis, while descending on snow covered terrain.
March 1, 2001
Date of Patent:
January 6, 2004
Frederic L. Way, II, Steven K. Walton, David L. Newton
Abstract: The invention relates to a lining panel fastening for panels or moldings subjected to high levels of wear on substructures or basic structures, in particular of sheet steel. It is distinguished by holding brackets which are fastened to the sheet-steel structure and in the holding region of which the wear-resistant moldings can be fastened.
Abstract: Systems for leaching liquid waste, particularly waste water. More particularly a cylindrical conduit or pipe for use in leaching systems. The pipe further has axially directed cuts or apertures in conduit/pipe valleys, has ridges, channels and grooves over which may be laid either single or multiple layers of fabric. The corrugated pipe may have slots or slits or V-grooves in and on the various portions of the pipe such as the outer-facing surface of the ridges, the end portion of the ridges, the side wall of the groove or through the bottom portion of the groove, i.e., the valleys. The cylindrical conduit disperses moisture away from the conduit through capillary action, wicking into a surrounding material. A perforated cylindrical conduit is one method permitting wicking. The surrounding material provides capillary action to transmit moisture away from the cylinder or conduit. These surrounding materials include sand, gravel, plastic fibers, wood products, slag, and ash.
Abstract: A magnetic placemarker that remains in place regardless of the orientation of the document, where multiple pages are to be marked, where a place on the page is to be marked, or where the adhesive properties of the marker are to remain stable, among other things. The invention resides specifically in the means to attach the marker via opposing magnets on flaps to be folded over or surrounding a page or pages in a document.
Abstract: An apparatus for leveling and smoothing concrete and drawing up paste in one motion. The apparatus has a leveling blade with a straight edge and a smooth-surfaced float. The float attaches to the leveling blade by a connecting strip of resilient material, which permits the position of the float to contour to the concrete surface. The connecting strip, adjacent to the float, contacts the concrete surface to pull up cement paste, which creates a more workable surface. The leveling blade attaches to the handle by a mount. The handle and handle mount are adjustable to add additional length to the apparatus for use on various sized concrete surfaces. A device for vibration can also be attached to the apparatus to assist in leveling and smoothing concrete.
Abstract: Method and apparatus for producing steerable coated guidewires and the steerable guidewires produced thereby. The steerable coated guidewire has an inner wire member having a constant outer diameter over a major segment thereof and a tapered outer decreasing diameter over a minor segment thereof and a coating adhered to the inner wire member. The coating has a constant outer diameter such that the coated steerable guidewire has a constant outer diameter. The diameter decreases preferably in a linear manner over the length of the minor segment from a maximum diameter Dmax to a minimum diameter Dmin.
Abstract: The invention most fundamentally is a leaching system substantially consisting of subsystems of liquid permeable conduit, serial or parallel interconnected for the serial or parallel flow of fluid being processed. Fluid flow is within subsystems and between subsystems from one level to another level. I.e., the subsystems of which the system is comprised are located at different depths one above the other within a “leach bed” or within the volume designed to process the leached fluid. The leaching system has at least two (2) leaching subsystems wherein each of the leaching subsystems is planarly located at a different depth within the leaching field having the leaching system installed therein. The leaching subsystems are fluid flow connected, using tubing, such that fluid being leached either flows; (1.
Abstract: A gravity driven steerable wheeled vehicle for recreational use, most particularly on surfaces such as pavement, artificial hard-pack turf, mountain slopes, dirt roads, grass and hard-packed snow. The vehicle has at least three (3) but preferably four (4) wheels which may or may not be on independent axles one from the other and which may or may not be each independently shock suspended. There is also a steering mechanism for steering the vehicle and a driver compartment portion for containing a driver of the vehicle in a prone face-down and face-forward position. The vehicle is steerable by the driver from the prone face-down and face-forward position. The vehicle may further have braking system for slowing or stopping the vehicle and a harness apparatus for harnessing the driver onto and into the vehicle.
May 1, 1998
Date of Patent:
August 21, 2001
Frederic Latimer Way, Steven Kendall Walton, David Newton
Abstract: The invention relates to a device for cleaning heavily soiled conveyor belts and is distinguished by a fluid-loaded transversely acting stripper (1) which is arranged transversely with respect to the movement of the conveyor belt, at the point of reversal of the belt or shortly below said point.