Abstract: A gun holding apparatus consisting of an elongated adjustable support strap having a slidable pad thereon, whereby the slidable support strap is looped in an over and under fashion through a plurality of slit openings in each of two end sections of the slidable pad enabling attachment to the strap of a variety of firearms, including conventional rifles, shotguns and muzzleloaders. A gun holding apparatus is provided for safety in holding rifles, shotguns and muzzleloaders in a carrying position, resting position, and at the same time, making for an easy and quick shift of a firearm from the resting position to a ready position for shooting without any adjustment to the gun holding apparatus.
Abstract: A wash down filtered fan apparatus for cooling and filtering a cabinet enclosure housing electromechanical equipment and sensitive electronics is provided consisting of an intake housing and exhaust housing. A blower mounted within an intake housing induces ambient air for cooling while a plurality of downwardly angled baffles provide protection at both intake and exhaust ports preventing the threat of detrimental external elements consisting of dust, residue, rain, pressurized water and other splashing liquids from penetrating such apparatus and cabinet enclosure housing.
Abstract: The present application is a molding service station for providing accessories utilized in the casting production which includes a sturdy weighted pedestal base, at least a first panel and second panel spaced apart for holding the various accessories and equipment. A column connects the panel to the pedestal base. The molding service station includes an electric power source, a compressed air source and natural gas source all used in the casting process. The panels are constructed in the form of a lattice allowing various hooks and other holding means to be easily attached and removed from various locations.
Abstract: A device for cleaning toilet bowls and other drains which consists of a rod of a specific configuration. At one end of the rod is located an angled prong which is maneuvered into a passageway of a toilet bowl or any type of drain to engage and remove obstructive objects. At the other end of the rod is located a handle for grasping the rod for the purpose of firmly holding this device in the process as outlined.
Abstract: A portable bracket assembly which is constructed of two angularly disposed structural members which generally run parallel to each other for engagement to spaced horizontal members of a rack for holding sheet-like material. One structural member has a step like configuration wherein a horizontally disposed lower leg has a widened surface designed to hold sheet-like material. The remaining and second structural member coordinates with the first structural member to be fastened together to abut against outside and inside surfaces of the spaced horizontal member of the rack.
Abstract: An automated weldless inter-locking grating assembly for bridge decks and the like which includes a plurality of primary load-bearing members located laterally, a plurality of transverse secondary load-bearing members and a plurality of trimorphic load-bearing members. Secondary load-bearing structural members are inserted sideways into apertures of primary load-bearing members and trimorphic load-bearing members. Thus, when a horizontal force is applied to alternate primary or trimorphic load-bearing members or any combination thereof, rotation of secondary load-bearing member or members occur to efficiently and automatically lock secondary load-bearing member or members into primary and trimorphic load-bearing member or members completing assemblage thereof into a rigid structural form.
Abstract: A receptacle for receiving, holding and displaying relatively flat articles, and in particular, pamphlets and brochures. The information receptacle consists of a body which actually holds the pamphlets and brochures and adjustable front and rear mounting brackets which may be interchanged with each other to mount to most shelving whether it is solid or metal shelving with lips underneath. A preferred embodiment of the front mounting bracket is J-shaped and the rear mounting means consists of two dog-legged brackets with upper lips to overlap the top of a shelf. A second embodiment of a mounting bracket is U-shaped and may be used at the front or rear or both ends of the information receptacle.
Abstract: The present invention is an adjustable multi-purpose lifting apparatus for lifting ties, logs and the like. This invention consists of a fulcrum member having a lever handle integrally attached to a rotational gripping clamp and a second and opposing static gripping clamp connected by a telescopic horizontal structural member, such that when a workman places the tie, log or other object between the gripping clamps and exerts an upward lifting force, the apparatus automatically closes tightly against an outside surface of the tie, log or other object for easy and safe lifting and transportation. A button spring mechanism allows the telescopic horizontal structural member to vary its length and to lock onto a given width of the tie, log or other object. A release grip allows the load to be readily disengaged.
Abstract: A deep troller weight apparatus for connecting a fishline to a weight body. This invention consists of a locking device located within the weight body for engaging or disengaging a fishline after the deep troller weight apparatus has been submerged into a body of water. By exerting a moderate force on the fishline, the weight body glides by gravitational force along the fishline towards the hook and lure for reeling in the catch. A spiral shaped guide holds the fishline at a fixed position about the deep troller weight body and prevents the locking device from releasing the fishline under relatively small forces.
Abstract: A collet attachment apparatus for a lathe machine tool including a collet holder for engagement of a spring collet, a nose collet adapter chuck to be fastened to a standard master chuck for engagement of a collet holder. A rear spindle draw tube adapter fastens to a hydraulic actuator to cause axial movement of a drawbar and exert or release pressure on the spring collet. Various lock ring means are utilized to limit the axial movement of the drawbar and ultimately the pressure on the collet.
Abstract: A telescoping tubular body consisting of two tubular sections which are secured to each other by a simple spring and pin assembly to attain adjustable lengths between two opposing objects. Feet are located at each end of the tubular body to properly distribute pressure to a surface without disturbing same. These feet are interchangeable with other tools to make this invention flexible for a multitude of purposes.
Abstract: A golf club sighting apparatus and method wherein designs and/or arrows demarcating the target direction are set forth on the apparatus for clear visibility to the golfer's eye. Most variations allow for parallel alignment to a ground surface to achieve proper lie. The preferred embodiment is a wing-shaped member wrapping around but not touching the left wrist, providing a design or arrow directly along a target directional line. Ultimately, this preferred embodiment is removed, other embodiments are inserted including a rectangular and triangular frame member attachable to the shaft to train the golfer to finally use only a simple disk or sticker member attachable to the end of the golf club butt handle and being legitimate for tournament play. Any of the disk members may be used in combination with the rectangular or triangular members for further development of the abilities needed for proper swing.
Abstract: A sludge drying apparatus and method for dehydrating and compacting industrial and other types of sludge. This invention consists of a sludge drying box for receiving a mass of sludge and mixing same therein thoroughly by passing a series of rotational mixing forks through a series of fixed mixing forks. Simultaneously therewith, heat is applied for a timed period resultant in a significant reduction of water content and volume. The mass of industrial sludge is disposed of when the entire sludge drying apparatus is lifted vertically and by release of a latch mechanism, a mixing tub rotates by gravitational force to unload the compacted and dehydrated mass of sludge for disposal to a land fill site.
Abstract: A multiple hitch apparatus consisting of a drawbar plate and rotating plate mounted thereon, designed to accommodate various sized hitch balls, a pintle hook and an auxiliary hitching apparatus for connecting a motor vehicle to a load. This multiple hitch apparatus may be used with a variety of trucks and motor vehicles to connect most trailers and other types of loads currently in existence. The pintle hook makes this multiple hitch apparatus applicable to heavier industrial and commercial loads.
Abstract: An advanced parallel seam-sealing system which includes a control console, computer deck, electronic keyboard and welding robot for automatically sealing electronic and other component packages. The welding robot is designed to have seven (7) degrees of motion. Parallel arms having roller electrodes move independent of each other in horizontal and rotational directions to continuously operate on a package or matrix of packages which are supported on a rotary table that has vertical, longitudinal and rotary motion.Six of the motions are driven through computer programmed commands and the vertical rotary table motion is electromechanically controlled and represents the seventh degree of motion. The multiple degrees of freedom allow the system to be used for sealing of multiple arrays of packages by this parallel seam-sealing technique, in a reliable, precise and fast operation.
Abstract: A power cleaning apparatus featuring an elongated coil with a brush attached to one end thereof and a series of tubes that act as guides and prevent snarling during operation. The entire apparatus may be coiled in a unique configuration for convenient display and safe storage.
Abstract: A protective keyboard enclosure assembly consisting of an upper section that mounts over a lower section and conforms to the size and shape of an electronic keyboard it houses and shields. The upper section allows a keyboard operator to push keys through a transparent, flexible, durable membrane which is readily interchangeable. The keyboard enclosure assembly protects this very sensitive electronic keyboard from any kind of harmful elements and potentially dirty hands and fingers of an operator all of which especially prevail in an industrial or manufacturing plant.
August 27, 1987
Date of Patent:
July 19, 1988
Charles J. Matone, Jr., Dwayne W. Altman
Abstract: A lifting apparatus is disclosed for lifting steel grates and the like. The apparatus includes a fulcrum member including an outer U-shaped support member and an inner U-shaped rim holding and support member. A lever is provided. A bolt passes through outer and inner U-shaped rim holding and support members and the lever. The apparatus is easy to use and folds for storage.
Abstract: A gridwork for a suspended ceiling is assembled by a clip having three equally angularly disposed prongs which run parallel to three equally angularly disposed elongated rigid members of the gridwork. One prong has a stepped configuration, where each level abuts against a portion of two of the three intersecting members. One level of this stepped configuration widens into a lip fitting into a flanged or a "u" shaped channel area of one of the members, and which widened area further snaps into this one member for its securement therein. The remaining two prongs of the clip are bolted to its corresponding elongated member.