Abstract: The vacuum extractor of the present invention is a self contained system for delivery of hot cleaning solution to a surface and vacuum removal of the spent solution either simultaneous with its application or at a later time through a vacuum system which deposits the spent cleaning solution in an upper housing. The extractor is configured to dump the cleaning solution from an upper housing which may be pivotally tipped upwardly from the front to enhance the draining of spent solution. The rear of the extractor of the present invention is configured to enable the extractor to be back up to and located adjacent a toilet bowl. The upper housing containing the spent solution is high enough to be pivoted over the toilet bowl and emptied, while still pivotally attached to the lower housing. The dump valve is positioned to be protected from damage from bumping surrounding structure.
May 9, 1995
Date of Patent:
August 19, 1997
Professional Chemical Corporation
Gary L. Trautloff, Montgomery A. Bisson
Abstract: The disclosed complex SQUID circuit achieves a high signal gain and high sensitivity for detecting a weak magnetic field. It is characterized by concentric loops of superconducting material, each loop incorporating preferably a pair of Josephson Junctions, the Josephson Junctions all aligned in a diameter generally transverse to the diameter defined by the connectors interconnecting the loops.
Abstract: An ornamental sculpture having an aesthetically pleasing shape (e.g. such as the face of an animal) is easily and reliably affixed to the front of an electronic sound emitting device, such as a portable audio cassette player, or the like. The ornamental sculpture has a hollow interior and a plurality of sound holes so that sound emitted by an audio speaker of the sound emitting device appears to come from the sculpture. According to a first embodiment of the invention, the sculpture is affixed to the sound emitting device by a speaker grille, one end of which retains the audio speaker outside the sound emitting device to be surrounded by the sculpture. According to a second embodiment of the invention, a plurality of attachment hooks extend from the sound emitting device for receipt within corresponding slots formed in the ornamental sculpture whereby to affix the sculpture to the sound emitting device.
Abstract: The high current lamp system of the present invention includes a ferrule and socket which are of the same polarity and engage one end of the lamp. The socket is designed to enable the lamp to pivot slightly and permit translation in the direction of the axis of the lamp to facilitate replacement of the lamp. More importantly, the ferrule and socket system of the present invention have been designed to handle the higher power ratings, up to and including the 10,000 watt range.
Abstract: A shock absorbing golf club is disclosed that is adapted to minimize the transfer of shock to the hands of the golfer and reduce possible damage to the shaft of the club as a consequence of the impact force that is typically generated should the golf club head inadvertently strike the ground in advance of the golfer's ball. The foregoing is accomplished by the shaft of the golf club sliding axially and reciprocally through the grip which surrounds the shaft. A compression spring is located within the grip to receive and dissipate the impact force that is transmitted from the club head to the shaft to cause the shaft to slide through the grip towards the spring.
October 3, 1995
Date of Patent:
March 4, 1997
Habley Medical Technology Corporation
Terry M. Haber, William H. Smedley, Clark B. Foster, Jenny Y. Jechart
Abstract: The supports for the stowable drink holder of the present invention include generally a plug design which may be used in conjunction with a shoe design to garner support from existing spaces within a vehicle. The stowable drink holder will typically have a cover or tray portion, opposing drink support arms, and a carriage from which the drink support arms and tray/cover foldably depend. In configurations where the carriage is mounted to a vertical surface, the tray covers the folded arms and carriage, and is thus sometimes referred to as a cover. The drink holder will be supported from the tray portion, and thus the carriage will pivotally depend from the tray, and the opposing drink support arms will depend from the carriage. The drink holder will depend from the plug structure, the plug structure will occupy the space of an open hole in the console or arm rest. When the plug is inserted, as it supports the drink holder, it will provide a flat surface to the tray portion of the drink holder.
Abstract: A torque measuring device is described that measures forces occurring during the interconnection of a nut to a bolt. The device has particular application with bolts having a key aperture in the tail end thereof and with nuts having a swaged exterior surface. A matching swage socket is used to limit the torque applied to the nut as material from the nut is swaged into fluted surfaces of the bolt. The torque measuring device is responsive to the torque applied to the nut, the reaction torque generated by the bolt and the compressive force between the nut and the bolt. The torques and the compressive force can be simultaneously measured and displayed so that an active force profile can be provided.
Abstract: Disclosed is a chain formed from a series of at least two successive links that are joined end-to-end one to another. One of the two links has a gripping element for holding the other link at a particular position relative to the first link so that the chain can be lengthened or shortened without adding or removing a link or links.
Abstract: An apparatus and method to enable investigators of medical and insurance fraud to quickly and reliably determine whether a plurality of signatures affixed to a series of documents were made with the same pen and/or at the same time. According to a first embodiment, a series of indentations are formed around the periphery of the rim at the forward end of a conventional ballpoint pen. The indentations produce radially inward extending projections which are aligned with the rolling ball of the pen to induce scratches or micro-striations in the ink lines applied to the paper from the ball. By analyzing the scratch patterns of different signatures applied by the same maker to different documents, an indication can be provided whether the signatures were all made with the same pen.
Abstract: A compact modular portable work station including a computer, a printer and/or other peripherals, efficiently interconnected with one another with conductors enclosed in a single, shielded composite cable supported by a docking channel having electrical connectors extending therefrom to be connected directly to the computer and the peripheral, all operational from and efficiently packaged within an impact resistant carrying case. Loose, unshielded cables are eliminated and a cellular telephone is placed in a shielded enclosure, under a metal shroud, in order to shield the user and the work station computer and computer peripherals from RF signals emitted by the cellular telephone.