Abstract: A balloon illumination system, for illuminating a thin film balloon comprising a pair of thin film panels that are heat sealed together to define a balloon interior, the balloon having a balloon top and a balloon bottom, an apex at the balloon top, a mouth at the balloon bottom, and a flat film valve creating a sleeve having a sleeve width. The balloon illumination system comprises a tube having a tube circumference that is substantially equal to two times the sleeve width, a proximal end and a distal end. A light source is located in the tube midway between the proximal end and distal end. An electrical cable extends proximal through the tube from the light source. The distal end of the tube is inserted into the mouth of the tube and is extended through the sleeve until the distal end reaches the apex. Leakage is prevented by the tight fit between the tube and the sleeve. The light source is positioned in the balloon interior midway between the balloon top and balloon bottom.
Abstract: A system architecture, and associated methods of operation, are disclosed to support the interactive presentation, examination, and discussion of problem and discussion statements. The system includes a presenter computer operated by a presenter or an instructor, and a plurality of audience computers that are operated by audience members, such as students. The presenter computer and audience computers are linked by a suitable communication network to support the exchange of information between the computers, as required to support the interactive presentation. A large screen display unit is additionally included to enable information to be presented to the entire audience, when necessary. The system further provides for the translation of the information exchanged between the presenter and audience computers into as many languages as is required by composition of the audience.
Abstract: A ponytail binding system, for use by a person having a ponytail having a ponytail end, using a device comprising synthetic hair fibers joined to an elastic band to form a closed loop. The synthetic hair fibers are joined to the elastic band with a pair of connectors. The ponytail is inserted into the closed loop, and the device is tensioned around the ponytail by twisting the closed loop and inserting the ponytail end into the secondary loop formed thereby. Once the device is suitably tensioned on the ponytail, the synthetic hair fibers are pulled over the elastic band so that the outward appearance of the device is formed solely by the synthetic hair fibers, which are selected so as to blend with the hair of the person.
Abstract: A child proof toaster with touch pad controls including a housing having a generally rectangular configuration. The housing has a top wall, a bottom wall, a front wall, a back wall, opposed side walls and an interior. The top wall has a pair of slots formed therein. The slots are in communication with the interior. The slots receive toastable items therein. The interior has toasting elements disposed therein. The front wall has an opening therein in communication with the interior. A cover member is hingedly coupled with the top wall of the housing. The cover member has an open orientation exposing the pair of slots and a closed orientation covering the pair of slots. A tray portion is removably received within the opening in the front wall of the housing. The tray portion is positionable under the pair of slots in a closed orientation.
Abstract: A fishing case for storing a variety of fishing equipment. The fishing case comprises a substantially rectangular body that has a front section and a back section. The front section and the back section are provided with a closing means that helps to securely fastens the front section and the back section together. The inside of the back section is fitted with a cutout insert having a plurality of cutouts that house various fishing equipment pieces. The fishing case may be provided with a handle and straps on its back to facilitate the user in carrying the fishing case.
Abstract: A glove with incorporated adjustable heater including a glove portion adapted for receiving the person's hand therein. The glove portion is comprised of a padded interior layer and a waterproof outer layer. A flexible heating coil is disposed within the padded interior layer of the glove portion. The flexible heating coil is disposed within an entirety of the padded interior layer. The heating coil includes an adjustment dial disposed within the outer layer of the glove portion. A rechargeable battery is secured to the waterproof outer layer of the glove portion. The battery is in communication with the flexible heating coil. The battery includes a power indicating gauge.
Abstract: An automobile body repair kit including a first tool adapted for shaping quarter panel, trunk lid lines, and fender lines of the body of the automobile. A second tool is adapted for straightening top edges of a frame of the body of the automobile. A third tool is adapted for removing kinks from inside frame rails of the body of the automobile. A fourth tool is adapted for straightening frame rails of the body of the automobile.
Abstract: A golf bag cover for use with a golf bag for preventing theft of golf clubs retained therein, and method for preventing the theft of the clubs, comprising a covering piece having an inner layer constructed of cables welded together to form a hood-like shape and an outer layer stitched over the inner layer to keep the clubs dry. A plurality of cables from the inner layer extend downward and terminate in a plurality of loops. A belt is inserted through the loops of the covering piece and placed tightly around the upper periphery of the golf bag to prevent removal of the covering piece therefrom. The covering piece is provided with a zipper which opens and closes to allow access to the clubs. To prevent unauthorized opening of the zipper, a first padlock is inserted through the belt buckle and the eye of the zipper. A cable strap and a second padlock are used to secure the golf bag to a fixed structure.