Abstract: A multi-function digital pressure measuring device and welding torch having an outlet nozzle with first and second gas inlets with valves. The pressure measuring device having a body with a first gas chamber and a first inlet and a first outlet where the first inlet is connectable to a first gas supply line and the first outlet is connectable to the first gas inlet of the nozzle to permit gas to pass through. The body further having a second gas chamber with a second inlet and a second outlet where the second inlet is connectable to a second different gas supply line and the second outlet is connectable to the second gas inlet of the nozzle to permit gas to pass through. A display attached to the body and a sensor for measuring pressure associated with the first and second gas chamber.
Abstract: An improved rescue device for escape from buildings having more than a single story where the device is portable and may be deployed quickly in the event of an emergency. The rescue device has a lightweight frame for attaching to a structure and a single concentric chute. At a first end of the frame of the rescue device there is a vertical block having a hinged brace arm with a clamp bar and a second end with pressure blocks at the inner portion of said second end having an acute angle which allows the frame to straddle a window ledge where the clamp bar can be preset to the window wall width and when are locked into position by the use of a over-the-center lock secures the rescue device into place allowing the rescue device to be deployed.
Abstract: A mast ladder for going up the mast of a sailing craft having a mast with a sail slide extending along the length of the mast including a halyard slide, a plurality of connecting rods, a top step and a plurality of universal steps. The mast ladder is raised by engaging the top step with the sail slide and attaching a connecting rod to the lower end of the top step and raising the top step. The top step, each universal step and halyard slide, engage the sail slide keeping the mast ladder against the mast and providing support to each step. As the mast ladder is raised the top step has a connecting rod attached to the lower end of the top step and to the first universal step at its left or right hand position, which are alternated with a connecting rod between each universal step with the halyard slide connected upside down to the last universal step allowing the mast ladder to rest on the halyard slide so that the work on the craft may be completed.
Abstract: An escape device of the present invention for enabling people to escape and emergency personnel to remove injured people from burning or damaged buildings comprising a frame that has a normally folded flexible single chute securely affixed that is vertically extended for use consisting of a plurality of yarns knitted providing protection from heat and warp stability and weft expansion allows a controlled descent to the ground safely.
Abstract: A mast ladder for going up the mast of a sailing craft having a mast with a sail slide extending along the length of the mast including a halyard slide, a plurality of connecting rods, a top step and a plurality of universal steps. The mast ladder is assembled by attaching an end of the halyard to the upper end of the halyard slide to raise the mast ladder up the mast. The halyard slide, the top step and each universal step engage the sail slide keeping the mast ladder against the mast and providing support to each step. As the mast ladder is raised, the halyard slide has a connecting rod attached at the lower end and the connecting rod is attached to the top step at the upper end and a subsequent connecting rod is attached to the lower end of the top step and to the first universal step at its left or right hand position, which are alternated as the mast ladder is raised to the desired height necessary to complete the work on the craft.
Abstract: An adjustable foundation piering system in which piers are used to support a building foundation in highly expansive soil. The adjustable pier is partially incapulated in the foundation of the building when said foundation is poured. Upon settling of the foundation, the adjustable pier can be raised without an expensive piering device or substantial excavation around the foundation.
Abstract: A rescue device for escape from buildings having more than a single story where the device is portable and may be deployed quickly in the event of an emergency. The rescue device has a lightweight frame for attaching to a structure and a single concentric chute. The lightweight frame is made of a coated tubular aluminum and has a platform to sit on as an individual prepares to evacuate the building. The frame has an outside clamp arm attached to its outer portion to provide support to the rescue device when in use and the rescue device is secured to the building by a cinch strap which secures the outside clamp arm against the outside of a building and to the inside of the building by the inside clamp arm. The inside clamp arm which is hinged to the frame such that the inside clamp arm and outside clamp arm can be folded up for easy portability of the rescue device.
Abstract: A light weight, easily assembled, readily portable by a single individual, adjustable to most any terrain electric scaffold having a base with a plurality of outrigger members with adjustable feet to accommodate differential terrain wherein the base is affixed to a mast having a drive unit thereon capable of raising and lowering the work platform affixed thereto. The drive unit is plugged into any 110 outlet providing the required power for raising and lowering the work platform.
Abstract: A device for the retention of various sizes of containers used in the collection of waste fluids such as anti-freeze, oil and other liquids including a receptacle with a raised platform for supporting a container to be filled and a trough surrounding the raised platform for collecting spilled fluids. The raised platform having a plurality of peg receptacles each capable of receiving a peg for providing support to the container being filled. Drain channels are provided between the peg receptacles and the trough permitting spilled fluids to drain into the trough and providing structural support to the device.
Abstract: A multi ply laminae which provides weather resistance, tamper resistance and is a sturdy and legible temporary license plate. A printed serialized plate is affixed by a pressure sensitive adhesive to the upper portion of a transparent polymeric sheet by removing the protective liner and affixing the back of the plate to the polymeric sheet. An expiration date is applied to the face of the plate and the protective liner is removed from the bottom portion of the transparent polymeric sheet and the bottom portion of the transparent polymeric sheet is folded along a perforated portion centered on the transparent polymeric sheet sealing the upper portion to the bottom portion forming the temporary plate which is attached to a motor vehicle through the retention receptors in any conventional manner.
Abstract: An accessory for ice fishing for preventing the loss of a fish by breaking the line or dislodging the hook while being pulled through the ice hole; the device consists of a handle with a downward extension handle and an ice scoop separated by a downward extension tube whereby the ice scoop is hinged so that the scoop may be brought to the closed position when a fish has been pulled into the ice hole precluding the fish from getting away even if the line is broken or the fish had dislodged the hook.
Abstract: A dispenser having a base with a multiple of different sized perforated configurations which may be punched out and a groove for receiving a retaining tongue and a dispensing disk having an opening large enough to accommodate the largest perforation punch out. There is a cap having a slot for receiving the lever portion of the dispensing disk and a tongue for communication with the groove of the base, retaining the cap securely onto the base so that when the lever is moved back and forth a single unit is dispensed.
Abstract: A method and apparatus for high-speed precision powder or granular weigh filling and the like. Electronic weighing devices are used in conjunction with a multiplicity of weigh pans which can simultaneously be placed on the weighing devices, filled to a programmed weight, transported and dumped into containers all by a common mechanical system. Reject fills are flagged and are eliminated at a convenient point later on the run out conveyor.
Abstract: A reusable portable device for providing location data by a lost individual as well as a signal enhancer for radios or other signal emitting devices. The device is in the form of a briefcase size unit containing a deflated airfoil with air brake and a gas cylinder containing ligher-than-air gas such as helium. The helium is released into the airfoil and is temporarily sealed with a clip. A signal emitting tether line attaches to the airfoil at one end and a reel at the other end. The reel contains a trim capacitor to adjust frequency of the antenna to different signal emitting devices which may be attached to the reel. Incorporated into the reel is a lightning arrestor which can be attached to an anchor permitting use in adverse weather. The reel may adjust the height of the airfoil and bring it back to the ground to be deflated and reused another time.
Abstract: A greeting card having a message surface area and a retention strip extending past the edge of the card portion with ring receptors within the retention strip for placement in a ring binder and perforations parallel to and near the inner edge of the retention strip for either ease of folding into the card for mailing or removal of the retention strip from the card and mailing.
Abstract: An electric passive pedal exerciser comprising a frame having a crank mounted thereon with a gear driven by an electric motor. The device is powered by common household power and the speed of the device is controlled by a rheostat. The frame has attached a tilt switch to stop the device if the device would be tripped. The device allows a paraplegic to provide exercise to his legs without the assistance of another individual.
Abstract: A game for children and adults alike providing a cheerful and entertaining atmosphere. The game includes a plurality of peg boards with associated pegs for scoring by a plurality of players of the resulting number obtained by rolling a single die. The peg boards contain a total of 21 peg receptacles segregated to resemble the numbers one through six with the matching numbers on the die.
Abstract: An airfoil which is capable of being inflated either by using a lighter-than-air or other gas from a gas cylinder or by oral inflation comprising an aerodynamically shaped inflatable portion, a flexible keel and two flexible winglets, one spaced on each side of the keel equipped with a tether system for providing the airfoil aerodynamic stability and maneuverability in flight.
Abstract: A device for providing location data for use by a lost child or adult or an individual in need of assistance. The device is in the form of a small compact unit including a container having a top case and a bottom case containing a deflated airfoil and a gas cylinder containing lighter-than-air gas such as helium. A release key which when pulled allows the top case to separate from the bottom case and automatic inflation of the airfoil commences. The plunger strikes a lever driving a puncture pin into the gas cylinder filling the airfoil through a one way valve. The airfoil is tethered at one end by a line and is attached to the bottom case and maintains flight even in adverse weather conditions.