Abstract: A universal multi-outlet power strip adapter having a series of removable power adapters in electro-mechanical communication with a respective series of receptacle assemblies. The receptacle assemblies are disposed within a casing, in electrical communication with a power input plug extending outward from the casing. Each removable power adapter includes an adapter body, an adapter receptacle, and an adapter contact configuration. Each adapter contact configuration is configured to mate with a power outlet receptacle of a different country outlet configuration. The adapter receptacle is configured to electro-mechanically engage with each of the various country outlet configurations. In use, an individual user removes the removable power adapter for a desired country and inserts the removable power adapter between the power input plug and the power supply outlet.
Abstract: A string math manipulative system and method is provided including series of a particular number of holed objects threaded on strings. The holed objects comprise one or more variations in color and/or shape and/or material, with the variations configured to represent math facts. For example, to illustrate the number family summing to 5, three strings would be included in the set; one string having all holed objects of a first variation representing 5+0=5 or 0+5=5, one string having one holed object of the first variation and four holed objects of a second variation representing 4+1=5 or 1+4=5, and one string having two holed objects of the first variation and three holed objects of the second variation representing 4+1=5 or 1+4=5.
Abstract: A temporary pipe damming composition comprising water, shredded paper, triethanolamine, Carbomer, and a preservative are mixed into a dough-like consistency. The damming composition is molded and inserted into a pipe to isolate any water or moisture from a working area. The plumber assembles the piping, securing the joints via a sweating process. The damming composition is dissolved by increasing the water pressure after completion and inspection of the plumbing work.
Abstract: An aid for teaching players specific proper tennis grips is provided in two form factors. The aid can be provided in a wrap or a band form factor. The aid comprises a reference for each of the following grips: Continental, Eastern, Semi-Western, and Western. The references are spatially located on the aid, such that when installed onto a neck of a tennis racket, each reference aligns with the “V” formed between player's thumb and forefinger when holding the racket with the respective grip. The references can be color coded, provided in differing fonts, include unique graphical representations, and the like.
Abstract: A printing device transfers slide dependent information onto glass surfaces such as a glass slide for holding a medical specimen. A single slide is transferred from a storage section, passing under a thermal print head. The thermal print head defines and transfers an image from an ink media onto the slide as the slide passes across the print head. The print head utilizes pixel like heating elements to apply the desired image. The ink media moves in tandem with the motion of the slide, presenting a continuously fresh section of ink between the print head and the slide throughout the printing process. The information on the slide should be both human and machine readable to reduce any chances of misidentification of the specimen as to the patient. The ink media is endures any chemical processes and handling encountered throughout the expected life of the slide.
June 26, 2008
Date of Patent:
September 6, 2011
Jamie P Schlinkmann, Alex W Schlinkmann, Antinio L Haubrich
Abstract: A propulsion system for use in a liquid or gas fluid is provided including an axially-extending funnel-shaped conduit, a flow generator, a power source, and, optionally, an airfoil-shaped wing. The funnel-shaped conduit has outer walls forming an inner fluid passageway, an upper edge defining a fluid inlet, and a lower edge defining a fluid outlet. The optional airfoil-shaped wing is connected to and circumferentially surrounds the funnel-shaped conduit upper edge. The flow generator is rotatably mounted about the axis of the funnel-shaped conduit and is configured to force the fluid from the fluid inlet rearward through the fluid outlet. A forward force is produced by the combination of both thrust from the flow generator plus the lift force created as the flow generator draws the fluid across the annular airfoil-shaped wing and inwardly through the fluid inlet forcing the fluid rearward to exit out of the fluid outlet.
Abstract: An articulating paper dispenser is provided including an upper housing and a lower housing that, when engaged together, form a both a lubricant container and a chamber for containing an articulating paper roll. The articulating paper that is unwound from the articulating paper roll is passed through the lubricant container. The articulating paper dispenser will preferably include pressure rollers to guide the articulating paper through a dispensing slot in the dispenser. The lubricant container is configured to contain a lubricant that increases the marking ability of the articulating paper. As the articulating paper is dispensed from the articulating paper system, it is coated on both sides with a thin layer of the lubricant. The lubricant-coated articulating paper is then used to check a patient's occlusion more accurately and precisely.
Abstract: A canopy for a small watercraft, such as kayak or canoe. The canopy has a generally rectangular planar frame supported overhead of an individual occupant of the watercraft by a forward leg assembly and an aft leg assembly. The frame is provided with a cover designed for protecting the individual from direct sunlight. The forward leg assembly is releasably connected to brackets mounted on the watercraft and the aft leg assembly is pivotally connected to brackets mounted on the watercraft so that the forward leg assembly may be released from the brackets and the aft leg assembly may pivot about an axis perpendicular to the centerline of the watercraft to support the frame in an upright orientation to catch wind as a downwind sail.
Abstract: A rectangular collapsible, stackable shipping container is provided that is capable of safely, stably, and securely carrying cargo and is capable of being reliably collapsed to save space when empty. The collapsible shipping container preferably includes a top section assembly, bottom section assembly, opposing end wall assemblies, and opposing horizontally hinged side wall panels that are interconnected and articulated. The opposing side wall panels are formed of at least two articulating longitudinal sections and also articulate with the bottom frame section, folding inwardly and downwardly when collapsed. The opposing end wall assemblies, one of which is configured as a door, articulate with the top roof section and with the bottom frame section, folding inwardly when collapsed. Provision is made for increasing security via the integration of a security device in the container walls. Additionally provision is made for weight-reduction through the utilization of a non-metallic material.
Abstract: A variable speed tooth polishing system including a tooth polisher with multiple polishing head capability, in order to provide therapeutic treatment to gums and guard against undesired exposure to potentially hazardous fluids present during routine dental cleansing and polishing, such as polishing paste, tooth paste, blood, and salivary excretions.
Abstract: A pill dispenser is provided for removing a pill from a blister pack having one or more foil sealed compartments in a plastic sheet, each containing a single pill. The pill dispenser includes a generally planar stage in generally horizontal orientation, a press assembly and a post. An opening is provided in the stage. The post extends upward, from the stage and the press assembly is rotatably coupled to the post. The press assembly includes a punch, configured such that the press assembly may be rotated to advance the punch through the opening. The blister pack may be loaded on the stage, with a compartment aligned with the opening and the foil adjacent to the stage. The press assembly may be operated to collapse the compartment, rupture the foil, and force the pill through the opening. A tray may be provided below the stage, for catching the pill.
Abstract: A driving apparatus is disclosed for planting a vertically oriented shaft into a granular base. The driving apparatus includes an anvil integrally formed at an intermediate location on the shaft. A weight is attached on the shaft, above the anvil, in freely slidable engagement. The shaft is provided with a tapered lower end. With the lower end positioned adjacent to the granular base, the weights may be repeatedly propelled against the anvil, by sliding along the shaft in a hammering motion, to drive the shaft into the base. The shaft may serve to support an article such as a beach umbrella.
Abstract: A sealed mattress cover assembly (100) is fabricated having a plurality of seal assemblies (110) disposed upon a mattress cover (102). The mattress cover (102) is formed having a top sheet (103) a bottom sheet (104) and a side sheet (105) extending between the two. An opening (closed via a cover closure (106)) is incorporated within the mattress cover (102) allowing the cover to be placed over the mattress. The seal assemblies (110) are formed having an outer frame (112), an inner frame (120) and a seal membrane (114) sandwiched between the two frame members. A seal aperture (116) is formed in the center of the seal membrane (114). Functionality interfacing conduits (108) are placed through the seal aperture (116), allowing the seal membrane (114) to form a seal about the exterior of the conduits (108).
Abstract: A flatbed vehicle carrier assembly comprising a carrier body subassembly including a carrier floor supported by a carrier body slide enabling sill frame. An intermediate subframe subassembly is capable of sliding and being pivotally integrated with a slide enabling tilt and pivotal control subassembly, which is pivotally secured therebetween to a mounting platform support assembly. A pivot control device provides a means to rotate and rearwardly transfer and posture the intermediate subframe. The carrier body sill frame is slideably assembled to the intermediate subframe, being driven by a longitudinal control actuator. A ramp can be pivotally integrated into a loading end of the carrier body subassembly. The carrier and ramp floors are fabricated of a series of interlocking extrusion members.
Abstract: A search engine optimizer that works independently and in parallel with a browser and search engine supercomputer to gather, analyze, and distill input information interactively. The optimizer reorganizes the input, and providing an optimized version as an output. The optimized version of the input (e.g. output) is sent to the search engine, which responds to the end user with search results. The optimizer recognizes each request as a pattern and stores the pattern in an advanced Glyph format. This permits the optimizer to identify a left and right side checkmate combination required to achieve certitude.