Abstract: The invention comprises a new method of the playing traditional and non-traditional dice games by displaying locations some or all of the potential outcomes of the rolls of two, six sided dice on a screen and allowing users to place on screen wagers. The user may then select from among the locations after making dice wagers utilizing statistical payout statistics associated with the dice game used. This may allow for play on a touch screen allowing all of the traditional play of dice utilizing a display scenario wherein locations are provided to show wagers or on a traditional craps table modified for screen format as well as locations from which single dice or paired dice selections can be made. In addition a table layout is provided for allowing multiple players to play based on single roll with sequential players sequentially picking the dice outcomes from the group.
Abstract: A funnel having a basin interior and near or at the top of the wall of the funnel. The basin serves to collect oil when the funnel is inverted and may drain to a low point in the basin when inverted. The basin may further drain to an exterior drain for purposes of draining the oil to a recycling reservoir. The basin and exterior drain may be designed to hold a sponge or rag to enhance reclamation of oil waste.
Abstract: A new device including a new arrangement of dive tables is disclosed for planning non-decompression dives. The invention utilizes two separate scales, movable relative to one another. The first scale shows the pressure group scale, the bottom time or residual nitrogen scale and surface intervals aligned by relationship to pressure group. The second scale shows depth scales, repetitive dive group, pressure group, and no decompression time limits scale. Windows in the second scale allow the observation of pressure group scales and corresponding bottom time on alignment of bottom time from scale one with depth from the second scale.
Abstract: A multi-layered electrostatic filter and method of filtration incorporating an insulated poly glass charging element which is a grid of sufficient width to allow the air flow through the charging element to supply a static charge to the charging element and to allow trapped particles to gather and combine or coagulate along the charged element prior to reaching a dust trap which is a second layer of polypropylene filters. The initial charge is generated by friction from the dust and the air passing through a first polypropylene layer. Polypropylene is used in order to provide an insulating frame and insulating dust filters on either side of the poly glass charging element. Progressively fine layers provide for multiloading of particulate material.
Abstract: The present invention provides for two separate hydraulic systems ran from a single diesel engine wherein one of the hydraulic systems is in the raised platform and the second hydraulic system is on the lower platform rotatable relative to the raised platform.
Abstract: An improved tree stand incorporating two part design having improved carrying capability, adjustable shooting rest bar designed for quiet adjustment, retractable climbing and mounting studs, improved foot straps and improved adjusting means for climbing tree wrapping arm comprising wingnuts with pivoted attachments to a leader attached to fixed bolts in the tree wrapping arms.
Abstract: A device for removing or applying a brake spring having a hook onto a pin which device has a handle for providing leverage which curves to reverse the direction of force applied to the handle and to allow the device to fit over and around the pin which is to hold the brake spring. The curved portion defines a groove to engage the pin and allows the pin to act as the fulcrum of the device. The curved portion also acts to engage the spring and guide the spring onto the pin as well as holding the spring at a non-interfering distance from the bar while the spring is raised over the bar. The spring arm is of the same width or smaller than the spring hook so that the spring hook can fit over the spring arm.
Abstract: A method of using existing and new hardware in order to derive statistical information and control charts reflecting statistical changes in a monitored individual utilizing patient monitoring devices, communications between patient monitoring devices and computer systems. The process involves (1) selection of data from the stream of data originating from the monitoring device, (2) compartmentallization of data into records, (3) selection and isolation of that portion of each selected record related to the monitored event (e.g.
January 16, 1990
Date of Patent:
April 6, 1993
Stanley Zimmerman, Lonnie Brown, Steven Zimmerman
Abstract: A reusable cloth diaper made more easily fitted by being stretchable without requiring the use of non-cloth materials by providing a pattern of folding to allow the diaper to stretch at an angle to the straight of the fabric or on the bias of the fabric with a minimum of stitching, having directions printed thereon for the use thereof.
Abstract: A truncated pyramid structure artificial reef easily assembled on site comprised of identical panels forming openings at the top and bottom of the artificial reef and forming an opening in the side of the artificial reef at a variable distance from the bottom of the structure so as to control the sinking of the structure and the sand held by the structure.
Abstract: A bed pan mounted into a bracket which bracket is in turn mounted onto a walker frame so that the user may use the walker rails to walk himself between the rails to alleviate the need for the user to walk to the bathroom or move backward to a bathroom seat.
Abstract: A new, device for adjustable field shaping for external-beam radiation therapy is described. The system employs connection flanges defining slots which are mounted to shielding blocks attached to designed blocking trays having slots in order to provide a maximum amount of rotational and lateral movement of the shielding blocks.
Abstract: A heating chamber having a compartment which provides for heat sensitive packages of paper or cloth moistened cleaning wipes to be held for warming. The invention incorporates a heat deflector to assure that the heat is not directed against the bottom of the chamber. Heat conducting spaces insulated by outerwalls assure the container is evenly heated. There is easy access to and replacement of the package held. In the preferred embodiment, the container is held above the chamber floor and heat deflector so as to prevent direct heat from damaging the bottom of the container.
Abstract: A potato harvester having cooperative elements serving the functions of prividing an overall frame for the harvester with wheels for locomotion. A de-vining system utilizing a de-vining chain running between large top roller and a smaller bottom roller a pallet and worker stand, a sorting area to sort potatoes three ways and an area and system for discharge of filled pallets which cooperate in an assembly line process allowing for the intervention and participation of field workers with an automated process. The chief inventive portions being a pallet stand with an unloading forklift; Separation or sorting of potatoes onto conveyors which load the potatoes into the appropriate pallets depending on size while allowing for separation by hand of large and small potatoes from the average sized into three distinct areas by hand with waste disposal finished by hand; a refined digging and de-vining system designed to clear vines from the potatoes and carrier chain in a assembly line process.
Abstract: The invention relates to a lure made in part of resilient flexible material which forms a connection between a front portion which attaches to a fishing line and at least one paddle designed to create a drag against the water in which the lure moves. The resilient, flexible material is of sufficient resiliency or elasticity and thickness so that when the lure is pulled through the water the paddles are deflected back against the pressure of the water and the paddles return to their original shape and position relative to the body when the tension on the line is released. The paddles are sufficiently wide so that when the tension is released, and the paddles return to their resting position, the lure is moved backward by the force of the paddles moving back to the resting position.
Abstract: A hot air dryer suspended from the ceiling which may be raised or lowered from the ceiling to surround the user a blow dryer with a drying current of warm air utilizing a flexible skirt which forms a cylinder surrounding the user when lowered, the skirt having interior chambers with one or more interior slots allowing air to escape into the interior of the cylinder.