Abstract: A slipper bearing assembly as a part of a piston rod and piston assembly for an internal combustion radial engine wherein there are a plurality of slave piston rods interfitted within a master connecting rod and means to retain the slipper bearing assembly to a common crank pin. The master connecting rod having slots to allow radial angular movement of the slave rods during operation of the engine.
Abstract: A card game played with a fifty six card deck and played to a predetermined unique point total on a table having a playing surface and several player stations surrounding said table and a card dealer station located between two of the players, and said dealer does not play hands, in which each station where a player is located initially receives two cards face down with the player adding the value of said cards and each player in rotation to receive one or more cards face up or to stand on the original cards in an endeavor to reach the point total, each player playing against the other of said players and a winning player having the point total or a total less than or greater than said point total.
Abstract: A downhole radial flow steam generator for oil wells that includes an annular casing and a water passage extending therethrough with a porous medium between the casing and passage with electrode means within the generator to heat the water into steam or hot water wherein the fluid is directed radially through the medium and the annular casing into a preselected earth strata to heat oil therein and reduce its viscosity for pumping to the surface.
Abstract: A word game utilizing a game board containing the vowels and consonants of the English alphabet with each letter placed in a defined letter area. A plurality of markers that are thrown at the board of such a structure to releasably stick to the board. The object of the game being to make a recognized word in a time less than an opponent after a predetermining plurality of markers are thrown at the board and land in letter areas.
Abstract: A motorcycle like configured watercraft that employs a hull member to receive an engine and water jet nozzle means to propel the craft and the craft includes a seat area for a rider and steering means to control the direction of the craft. In addition, the craft includes a separate front ski member that has a water ballast chamber that may be connected to the steering means, and a pair of side skirts secured to the hull that contains water ballast chambers. The water ballast chambers designed to be capable of becoming quickly flooded when the craft is at rest to partially submerge the craft for ease of entry of the rider and means to cause rapid evacuation of the water in the chambers as the craft increases speed to raise the craft without restriction to its running and planing position.
Abstract: An adjustable shelf personal care cabinet that employs a plurality of snap-in support rods that are removably mounted in the rear wall of the cabinet wherein the rods are structured to receive the edge of a shelf with the opposite edge received in a side wall of the cabinet or another support rod. The support rods are bifurcated at one end for contaction and entry into the rear wall to snap-in and remain until removed.
March 22, 1993
Date of Patent:
April 11, 1995
Jensen Industries, Inc.
Curtis C. Shoup, Victor A. Stalley, Kenneth P. Mendoza
Abstract: A trilayer thermoplastic film and method of making the same composed of an outer layer, a core layer, and an inner layer. The outer layer is made essentially from a mixture of high density polyethylenes, inorganic lamellar filler, and polycaprolactone. The incorporation of polycaprolactone into the outer layer gives the invention its primary advantage since the polycaprolactone gives the outer surface of the envelope the ability to bond with standard adhesives found in the gum on the back of postage stamps and address labels. The core layer is composed essentially of low density polyethylenes and inorganic lamellar filler. The inner layer is composed essentially of high density polyethylenes and inorganic lamellar filler.
Abstract: A metallic bellows pumps for pumping corrosive, caustic, acidic or toxic fluids which includes a casing with an annular bellows portion within said casing with one end affixed to the casing and the other secured to a piston closure plate with the plate and bellows being moveable toward and away from the fixed end to receive and discharge a fluid with reciprocating movement of the bellows within the casing, and power means to activate and control the movement of the bellows within the bellows pump.
Abstract: A visual monitoring system for a golfer to simultaneously watch his golf swing while the swing is being made. The system includes one or more video cameras and a video monitoring screen mounted below a transparent surface where the swing is being made with a golf club for viewing the swing without distorting the head of the golfer during the golf swing.
Abstract: A support bar for adjustably mounting accessories such a theatrical lamps wherein the bar is preferably formed of extruded aluminum and the bar is hollow with a closed interior electrical raceway for electrical cables extending the length of the bar and is isolated from a quadrilateral opening extending the length of the bar that communicates with the quadrilateral opening and the exterior of the bar. Adjustable mounting means extend from the lamps into the quadrilateral opening to mount the accessory and to allow sliding movement thereof within the bar.
September 8, 1992
Date of Patent:
March 29, 1994
Roland C. Nivette, Jr., Steven B. Jackson, Christopher L. Tueber
Abstract: A keepsake transparent capsule having two compartments, one to receive a two dimensional item and the other to receive a three dimensional item, the capsule capable of being secured to a key chain or other physical item for visual inspection and display. The capsule includes an exterior tube and a piston member inserted within the tube.
Abstract: A vertical thermal C shaped metallic stud having a web with a pair of spaced apart generally parallel legs extending therefrom forming surfaces to receive exterior and interior wall structures. At least one of said legs including an upset struck outwardly from the leg to act as the bearing surface for wall material to be affixed thereto, so that a thermal space is created between the stud and wall material to prevent transfer or lessen the transfer of ambient exterior air temperature by thermal conductivity to the interior of a building using the thermal C shaped studs.
Abstract: A pivot pin for use in joint assemblies for ducting and, more particularly, relating to pivot pins interfitting into gimbal joints used to flexibly connect sections of high pressure aircraft ducting together so that said sections of ducting may rotate at said joints relative to each other. There is a reservoir for lubricant integrally formed in the pivot pin and located so that lubricant can seap into the bore into which the pivot pin has been inserted.
Abstract: A card game and method of playing the same played with a fifty six card deck and played to a predetermined unique point total on a table having a playing surface and several player stations surrounding said table and a card dealer station located between two of the players, and said dealer does not play hands, in which each station where a player is located initially receives two cards face down with the player adding the value of said cards and each player in rotation to receive one or more cards face up or to stand on the original cards in an endeavor to reach the point total, each player playing against the other of said players and a winning player having the point total or a total less than or greater than said point total.
Abstract: A truck trailer for transporting a structure over land that includes a frame having a low bed shelf for receiving transport platforms upon which said structure is secured wherein the height of the shelf is less than the height of the tires of the trailer wherein the height profile of the structure is reduced for both stabilization of the load on said frame as well as convenience of travel.