Abstract: A convenient, economical, novel parcel paper for folding to enclose a gemstone is provided, which includes three rectangular sheets of paper (or a paper-like material) and a thin, rectangular substantially transparent viewing pane attached to at least the inner one of the rectangular sheets. The three sheets include an outer cover sheet, a thin central flute, and a thin inner flute. Each of the sheets is configured with an open rectangular viewing window. The viewing pane is attached to the inner flute to form a continuous, unified sheet; thus when the cover, central flute, and inner flute are folded together with their viewing windows aligned, the viewing pane allows observation of the enclosed gemstone enclosed within the folded parcel paper.
Abstract: A litter box for pets is provided having a container defined by a bottom and side walls and a germicidal ultraviolet light lamp positioned parallel to the bottom of the container and around the interior peripheral edge of the container, whereby the light from the lamp has an unobstructed path to the absorbent granular material in the container. A motion detector may be provided to turn the lamp off and on when a pet approaches the litter box.
Abstract: A skin blemish and acne treatment composition is manufacturing by mixing together a predetermined volume of dishwashing soap having natural ingredient, a predetermined volume of tea tree oil, and a predetermined volume of witch hazel. The composition is utilized as a body wash for the treatment and prevention of blemished skin, acne and oily skin. The dishwashing soap can be manufactured using any of a variety of natural ingredients.
Abstract: A method of treating Eustachian tube dysfunction in a person includes placing the person's body in a position substantially lying on one of the person's left or right sides. The side on which the person is lying is the side affected by Eustachian tube dysfunction. A composition of simethicone in a concentration of about 0.05% to 0.65% wt/vol diluted in an aqueous carrier is introduced through the nasal cavity of the same side on which the person is lying. The simethicone composition is then allowed to coat the person's pharynx on the side of which the person is lying.
Abstract: A visual aid and process for demonstrating color formation including a plurality of panels in the form of pages bound in the manner of a book and a plurality of scripts. At least one of the panels includes a transparent window tinted a first color. At least another of the panels includes an image colored with a second color. The panel including the image is adjacent and in overlaid relation to the page including the transparent window and the transparent window is juxtaposed with the image, so as to allow viewing of the image through the transparent window, in an apparent third color. Each of the scripts is associated with a one of the panels, in one-to-one correspondence, and printed in the book so that a script and the associated panel may be perceived contemporaneously for providing information related to the formation of colors.
Abstract: A shopping cart caddy body having a pair of elongated opposing edges and a pair of short edges spanning therebetween. A pair of coupling formations are incorporated proximate each lateral end of the body for affixing the body to a shopping cart. The coupling formation includes a support along each of the two lateral edges and along at least one longitudinal edge. A pair of cup holders are formed into the body, each cup holder being located proximate a respective lateral end of the body. The cup holders are sized, shaped, and located providing clearance for the insertion of a second cart into a cart nesting opening.
Abstract: A decorative oversized key-shaped Christmas/holiday novelty item has a plastic shell having the form of an oversized key. The shell defines a completely encapsulated interior space. An electrically induced lighting system is disposed within the interior space. A recording device can be included within the holiday key such that the children can record a holiday message for Santa. The novelty item enables children living in homes absent a chimney, fireplace or other structure typically considered to provide access by Santa Claus to the home, to practice a Christmas holiday tradition relying upon such a structural access means. The light or recording device is provided to indicate that Santa has used the key to access the residence. A story presentation media depicting the scenario is provided creating an entertainment system. The holiday key is stored in an integrated storing section within the presentation media packaging.
Abstract: A lanyard system for retaining a wireless headset has a strap and a slide affixed at a first end of the strap. The slide engages a portion of a length of the strap and forms a loop. The slide is adjustable along the length of the strap to adjust the size of the loop. An elastomeric retainer is affixed at a second end of the strap for selective attachment to a wireless headset for removably securing the wireless headset to the lanyard system.
Abstract: A hose holder assembly comprising a hose holder member being attached to an elongated hose holder support member. The hose holder member includes a tubular body having a passage therethrough for receiving a garden hose. The length of the body is sufficient to maintain the garden hose in a fixed position when subjected to forces resulting from a discharging flow of water. A body coupler section is provided for assembling the body to the support member. The coupler can be a male or female form factor. A utility hook can be included as a feature of the hose holder member for temporarily holding tools or other items. The body can be segmented into a fixed portion, which is attached to the support member and a removable portion, which removably engages with the fixed portion. A sizing sleeve can be offered to reduce a passage diameter for receiving hoses having smaller diameters.
Abstract: A network based sporting event wagering system includes a licensed wagering exchange company having a central office with a central computer, memory storage unit, and an instruction set executable by the central computer and at least one licensed bookmaker associated with said wagering exchange company. A first network terminal is accessible by the bookmaker, and a second network terminal is accessible by a bettor for posting a desired sporting event wager with odds preferred by the bettor. An electronic network connects the first network terminal and the second network terminal with the computer at the betting exchange company. The executed instruction set operates on the central computer to receive the desired wager from the bettor and displays the desired wager to the bookmaker such that the bookmaker has the option of accepting the desired sporting event wager at the odds preferred by the bettor.
Abstract: A device for treating sleep apnea, the device comprising a tongue attachment member and a maxilla attachment subassembly. The tongue attachment member is fabricated having a sheath interlock member extending upward from a dorsal side of a sheath. The sheath is shaped to conform to a surface of an individual's tongue. A tongue receiving cavity is formed within the sheath, the cavity comprising an opening provided at a proximal end for receiving the individual's tongue. The sheath is referenced having a dorsal side and a ventral side. A sheath interlock member extends outward from the dorsal side. The maxilla tray is shaped to conform to and removably engage with an individual's upper dental arch. A tray interlock member extends from an interlock side of the maxilla tray and is positioned to interlock with the sheath interlock member, whereby the system extends an individual's tongue forward to treat sleep apnea.
Abstract: Described is a six-cycle internal combustion engine. Four of the cycles are the standard “Otto” cycles, namely intake, compression, power and exhaust plus two additional cycles, a primary intake cycle and a transfer cycle. The two additional cycles act as a supercharger to provide compressed air to the intake port of the “Otto” cycle. The engine utilizes four independently operated valves, including a transfer valve and a secondary intake valve. The transfer valve and secondary intake valve are in fluid communication via a conduit. A discharge conduit can be provided from a pressurized transfer system to release any excessive pressure within the conduit. Alternately, external pressure can be forced into the transfer conduit and a secondary intake conduit to increase the pressure within a combustion chamber.
Abstract: A method for simulating the entire superset of potential valid keyword regular expression requests constructed during an Internet browser search and converting the result sets into Environmental summary report to enable efficient and accurate searching without requiring Browser Engine supercomputer cluster searching capabilities.