Abstract: A display for displaying an image to a viewer, capable of highlighting specific locations selected by a user. This display comprises: a) a punchable layer such as a foam board having a first surface and a second surface, b) an image affixed to the first surface of the punchable layer. The punchable layer and the image form a sandwich dubbed display cover which is partially transparent and is observed by a viewer located on the image side of the display cover, c) a light source illuminating the second surface of the punchable layer, d) a piercing means for enabling the user to punch at least one hole into the punchable layer, and e) a plurality of pegs equal in number to the number of holes.
Abstract: A frame structure arranged for ease of retrofit to an existing truck bed includes telescoping legs from the associated frame structure to orient a guide roller as desired to be positioned overlying a well entrance opening. A reel rotatably mounted and motor driven and controlled supports a first hose having a sump pump arranged for submersible positioning within the well. Upon positioning of the sump pump within the well, power supply to the sump pump to direct fluid extraction from the well for providing test samples from the associated well is provided. To this end, the compact and convenient organization permits ease of use as well as convenience in transport and storage of the organization relative to a water well testing apparatus.
Abstract: A tree stand intended principally for use with a natural Christmas tree includes a substantially hollow frusto conical base portion having a plurality of stepped frusto conical surfaces terminating at an upper end in a cylindrical double-walled well dimensioned for receipt of a trunk portion of a tree. Four circumferentially spaced set screw receiving apertures extend through inner and outer walls of the well. A pair of radially extending bulkheads extend between the inner and outer side walls and include juxtaposed slots mounting edge portions of threaded wafer nuts for engagement with pointed set screws. In use, a user tightens the set screws into engagement with a trunk portion of a tree to centrally secure the same in the cylindrical central well. A metal spike extends centrally upwardly from a floor of the well, reinforced by diametrically and circumferentially extending struts and webs, for engagement into a cut end portion of a tree.
Abstract: A jug handle holder especially adapted for releasably securing a pair of containers together for sale and transport as a two unit package includes an integrally molded plastic body provided with a handle forming aperture and a pair of spaced resilient clip portions dimensioned for engagement with handle portions of conventional containers such as those commonly employed for packaging and sale of milk, water, orange juice, and other products. Predetermined handle length in conjunction with angular orientation of the resilient clip portions facilitates installation and removal of the jug handle holder and allows securement of conventional jugs with a minimum of separation to conserve shelf space and stabilize relative jug and holder positions during transport. The jug handle holder includes enlarged thickness inner and outer peripheral walls joined by a reduced thickness web portion and a plurality of reinforcement struts to provide a high strength holder while consuming a minimum of plastic.
Abstract: A reticulated net for use in reinforced concrete construction includes a first plurality of evenly spaced coplanar rods forming an upper rim and a second plurality of evenly spaced coplanar rods forming a lower rim. The rods of the upper and lower rims are laterally offset and connected by triangular waveform connecting rods. Each connected adjacent pair of upper and lower rods, in conjunction with the associated connecting rod, forms an individual truss member. Pursuant to the disclosed method for reinforced concrete construction, to pour a concrete slab, inexpensive permanent concrete forms are disposed within the upper and lower rims of the net. After completion, lower portions of the net remain exposed to facilitate securement of conventional construction elements such as electrical boxes, suspending ceilings, insulation, lighting fixtures, sprinkling systems, partition wall systems, etc.
Abstract: A golf teaching aid includes a primary hinge member having a first arm pivotally connected to a second arm. The first arm is movable relative to the second arm between a stored position wherein the first arm and the second arm are parallel and an operative position wherein the first arm and the second arm are set in angular relation. A first tubular member extends from the first arm. The first tubular member has a first telescopic member which is telescopically received within the first tubular member. A second tubular member has a second telescopic member which is telescopically received within the second tubular member. A target pointer member is pivotally secured to the first telescopic member. The positioning of the target pointer member relative to the second telescopic member is adjustable by extension of the first telescopic member whereby the target pointer member points to the preferred position for ball placement relative to the second tubular member and points toward a target.
Abstract: An injection molded one-piece glass fiber reinforced weight distribution pad for supporting parked trailers such as tractor trailers, mobile cranes, fifth wheel campers and trailers, mobile homes, recreational vehicles, and pickup camper units includes a plurality of radially and circumferentially extending intersecting struts extending upwardly from a circular base plate. The pad includes a central circular reinforced zone for supporting a support leg of a trailer or other vehicle. A handle rod extending between adjacent radial webs and aligned with an opening in the base plate forms a carrying handle for the pad. The pad resists degradation due to exposure to UV, weather, fuel, oil, moisture, and provides electrical insulation.
Abstract: A combined chair and backpack includes a conventional folding lawn chair type frame having an upper transverse frame member pivotally connected to an upper portion of a pack frame. In an open orientation of the chair, the pack frame and chair back frame form an A-frame configuration to enhance stability. A removable reversible head rest/top pack assembly includes tubular side frame members which telescopically receive upper mounting rod portions of the pack frame. In an open condition, the head rest faces the chair, and in a closed condition the head rest is reversed such that the top pack is disposed in overlying relation with respect to the collapsed chair. A plurality of straps suspend a pair of insulated beverage and food storage bags from respective opposite arm rests. Internal stiffeners maintain the bags erect. In a closed configuration, quick release straps secure edge portions of the bags in adjacent relation.
Abstract: A method for recovering fluids such as crude oil, associated solution gas, formation water, injected water, natural gas and other gases, and natural gas liquids, from a hydrocarbon producing reservoir or formation in which fluids collected in one or more substantially horizontal wells are routed to the surface through a substantially vertical wellbore. The method may be employed in connection with entirely new well systems, by drilling a vertical wellbore to intersect or penetrate the producing formation in close proximity to one or more existing horizontal wells, or by drilling one or more horizontal wells to intersect or terminate in close proximity of an existing vertical wellbore. Preferably, the vertical wellbore extends to a depth greater than the depth of intersection with the horizontal well or wells, forming a sump for the collection of fluids.
Abstract: A hose reel cart includes a vertically disposed circular planar reel mounted at a slight incline to the vertical upon a tubular wheeled cart. Tapered guide pins extending perpendicularly outwardly from one face of the reel engage an end portion of a fire hose therebetween for removably securing the hose to the reel. A hand crank provides selective rotary drive to the reel via a chain and sprocket mechanism to flatten, drain, and coil a fire hose in overlying condition upon the reel. The tubular frame includes a forwardly extending hose guide which serves to align, drain, and flatten the hose and also functions as a ground engaging prop to support the cart. The ergonometric design of the cart allows a user to coil and remove a hose from the reel without bending or stooping, and without the use of tools.
Abstract: A weed killing system utilizes hot water or steam, alone, or in combination with an herbicide to kill weeds. Cart, backpack, and vehicle mounted versions are disclosed in propane and electrically powered embodiments. A cart mounted version includes a detachable wheel assembly to allow selective conversion into a manually manipulable wand, and may be provided with an angularly adjustable bifurcated distribution nozzle. In electrically heated embodiments, Salt may be added to the heated water in order to increase the boiling point to enable higher effective application temperatures. A gas powered version includes a microprocessor control system for regulating water level in a tank portion of a heater, gas supply to a burner assembly, electric spark ignition of the burner assembly, and hot water or steam outlet dependent upon temperature and pressure levels in the tank portion.
Abstract: An apparatus for precoooling water supplied to an evaporative cooler of the type known as a "swamp cooler" includes inlet and outlet reservoirs secured by brackets to a bottom surface of the evaporative cooler water pan at substantially the same elevation. The inlet and outlet reservoirs are connected in fluid communication with a subterranean vessel enclosing a cooling coil. In use, water is supplied to the inlet reservoir and maintained at a predetermined level by a float valve assembly. A filtered drain line returns water from the evaporative cooler pan into the inlet reservoir from which it drains by gravity flow into the cooling coil within the subterranean vessel. The water circulates within the coil to precool and thereafter discharges and mixes within the vessel. A pump in the outlet reservoir pumps water from a return line communicating with the vessel back to the evaporative cooler.
Abstract: A bannister attachment especially adapted for facilitating the mounting of a child safety gate includes a longitudinally extending body member possessing on a front face two spaced, substantially parallel rails defining a central recessed mounting channel adapted for releasably receiving extensible abutment feet extending from a side edge of a conventional child safety gate. Top and bottom box frame members secured to the elongated body member are selectively mountable around the end post of a bannister of a stairway to semi-permanently secure the bannister attachment at the head of a stairway. The bannister attachment provides a safe, secure, and ornamentally attractive device for facilitating the mounting of a conventional child safety gate.
Abstract: A gate latch of the type including a latch bar mounted for movement with a hinged gate and a latch bracket secured to a stationary gate post disposed for engagement with the latch bar when the gate is in a closed position includes an elongated wire cable having a first end secured to a pivotal latch lever mounted in the latch bracket. The pivotal latch lever includes a recess for partially surrounding the latch bar in a latched position. A second end of the cable extends through a bore in the gate post and is secured to an enlarged handle for manual tensioning of the cable to move the pivotal latch lever to an unlatched position. A pair of bushings are disposed in opposite outer end portions of the bore formed through the gate post and include exposed radially extending abutment flanges.