Abstract: A general purpose keyboard for a central processing unit with microprocessor 9, characterized in that it includes at least one set 300 of variable allocation keys, a removable booklet 2 comprising at least two pages 20, 21 specifying allocation of the keys, photoelectric receiver R0, R1 for detecting the position of the pages 20, 21 of the booklet 2 and a keyboard processing unit 40 for supplying, in response to the detection of the position of the pages 20, 21 of the booklet 2 and to the activation of a key 32 of the keyboard belonging to the central processing unit or set 300, a different ASCII code according to the position of the pages of the booklet 2.
Abstract: An improved condom which includes a thin-walled, elongated, resilient tubular condom of rubbery impervious material which is sized to jacket the penis of a wearer and a public shield to overlay the public area of a wearer about the penis and structure on the proximal end zone of the condom and on the neck about a central opening on the public shield to accommodate labyrinth type sealing between the proximal end of the condom and the shield to prevent exposure during sexual intercourse and wherein the shield, on its inner surface confronting the wearer is provided with an adhesive means for releasably attaching the shield to the public area surface.
Abstract: An organizer chest with a plurality of rows of compartments for convenient use by a workman to hold tools and a wide variety of separate items; the chest is composed of a plurality of externally accessible rows of compartments peripherally arranged about the chest with separate compartment cover panels covering the various rows of compartments and wherein the chest includes guide tracks along the edges of each compartment at the chest surface to accommodate sliding movement of the cover panels to selectively open and close the compartments.
Abstract: In one embodiment, the card holder includes a U-shaped keeper bar movably attached to one end of a chain. At the other end of the chain is a rectangular, stopper plate. The chain runs through holes in each of the credit cards. The holes are located in like corner regions in each credit card. The cross-sectional area of the chain plus the keeper bar is less than the diameter of the holes.
Abstract: A kit and a process for making a representative reproduction of a portion of the body of a person in a selected orientation wherein the kit includes a supply of impression material, a mold-defining cavity member, which may be in two parts, and a supply of plaster so that, the impression material, when combined with water, may be first positioned in the cavity of the mold, an impression made, after the selected body portion has been removed from the cavity, a mix of the plaster and water may be placed in the impression made in the material in the cavity allowed to set and then removed as a product representative of the body portion being reproduced.
Abstract: The device is composed of a dental container having a portion with a dispenser for discharge of a charge of toothpaste and second portion sized to receive a spool of dental floss to be removed through a hole in the container so that a length of the floss can be severed using a cutter on the container.
Abstract: A library structure for housing in an organized and catalogued fashion a plurality of video tapes about real estate properties and related services which includes cabinets and teaser video screens displaying interesting or featured properties to attract potential customers of real estate property services.
Abstract: In one embodiment, an inflatable play pen composed of an interconnected mattress portion, upper ring portion, and spaced apart support column portions supporting the ring portion above the mattress portion and with open netting or mesh material between the portions so that a child on the mattress portion is safely contained in a ventilated area on the mattress which has a lower central portion bounded by a peripheral portion somewhat higher than the lower central portion.
Abstract: A roller for forming a pizza shell, comprising a cylindrical member jacketed by a sleeve having rows of knobs of generally semi-spherical form on the outer surface and with the knobs being spaced closely adjacent one another and the knobs of each row being staggered with respect to the knobs of adjacent rows, for use in simulating hand kneeding, hand stretching and hand shaping of a dough ball into a pizza shell.
Abstract: A spreader tool for use in spreading a bed of predetermined thickness of cementitious material on the floor surface prior to laying tiles wherein the tool is composed of a frame having front, rear and side walls and which is open at the top and the bottom so that a charge of the mix may be positioned between the frame members and moved across a floor with the material being discharged through a mouth formed in the frame by an inclined rearwardly extending septum and wherein a rake is provided in the discharge zone of the frame so that the bed being spread on the floor has grooves in the top surface of it.
Abstract: A needle cover of rigid plastic material to protectively jacket a medical injection needle after use which includes a tubular body having a closed end and an enlarged open end defining a mouth and a throat which converges to the needle socket portion with guide surfaces on the throat to guide a needle toward the socket.
November 23, 1987
Date of Patent:
January 24, 1989
Donald F. Davis, Stuart Brodsky, Jeffrey Houska
Abstract: An improved pension benefits system for enrolled employees of subscriber employers including a master trust institution and a life insurer institution. The master trust institution computes and receives each subscriber employer's periodic payment thereinto based primarily upon that employer's number of current employees, their ages and monthly earnings; purchases and retains a life insurance policy from the life insurance institution covering each enrolled employee; invests in available securities to generate interest income; provides specific accurate future projections of periodic benefits for retirement, death, or disability; receives all life insurance policy proceeds upon the death of each enrolled employee; and distributes all periodic payable benefits.
Abstract: In one embodiment, the musical box includes a box-like support structure and a music device disposed in the interior of the structure. A plurality of flexible continuous webs are sized to wrap around the outside of the structure. Each web has, along its outside surface, indicia representative of a particular mathematical data table, such as a multiplication table. One column of the table indicates the mathematical resultant of the remaining laterally displayed data. The resultant is disposed proximate a side of the support structure. A controllably movable strip or continuous web has a window and the window is sized to reveal one mathematical resultant. This continuous windowed web is driven by a gear and knob actuator.
Abstract: A flow control assembly designed to regulate flow of water from a showerhead through a foot operated and fluid actuated valve assembly. The valve assembly is disposed upstream of a flow of water issuing from the showerhead and a variable volume chamber is mounted on the floor or base of a conventional receptacle such as a bathtub. Foot pressure applied to the variable volume chamber controls the flow of actuating fluid into and out of driving contact with the valve assembly thereby positioning the latter between a valve open and a valve closed position.
Abstract: The controlled explosion projectile ejection system utilizes a source of combustible gas through a controllable input valve into a combustion chamber. Inside the combustion chamber is a sparking means. After the chamber is loaded or filled with gas, a spark control signal is applied to the sparking means and the gas ignites. At the output of the chamber is disposed a controllable output valve. In a simple embodiment, the output valve is simply a valve head biased against the output port of the chamber thereby inhibiting any gas flow from the chamber unless the pressure in the chamber exceeds the biasing force against the valve head. After ignition, the gas expands and the resulting pressure is much greater than the biasing force on the output valve head and the valve opens. Downstream of the output valve is a barrel with the projectile loaded therein. The expanding gas passes through the output valve and ejects the projectile from the barrel.
Abstract: A back scrubbing device comprising a plate having a main surface from which there extend a plurality of suction cups adapting the device to be mounted to a shower stall wall in a temporary location and, from the other main surface, there extends a plurality of bristles against which one may rub the back to clean it after it has been soaped.
Abstract: A cleaning assembly to be used underwater primarily for the cleaning by removing of debris from bottom and wall surfaces of swimming pools, spas, and like water containing structures. A movable carriage supports a pump assembly which includes an impeller driven by a water sealed motor which in turn is powered by a water sealed battery or like electrical power source self-contained on the carriage. The impeller communicates directly with an input and output portion of a water channeling conduit so as to force water and debris carried thereby through the conduit, beyond the pump and eventually to a filter structure located on the exterior of the carriage. The filter structure is porous and therefore allows return of water directly to the pool while retaining debris which is removed from the bottom or wall surfaces of the pool.
Abstract: A pulling adaptor assembly specifically structured to be readily assembled and disassembled and thereby presented in a kit-type construction adaptable to any of a plurality of conventional pulling mechanisms such as hydraulic ram wherein the subject assembly is intended to remove either a male or female anchor element from a concrete or like material base, slab, wall, etc. The components of the subject pulling adaptor assembly are cooperatively structured and disposed relative to one another to maintain and increase a distance between the pulling mechanism and the anchoring slab, wall or structure such that sufficient resistance can be presented to the pull shaft of the hydraulic ram or pulling mechanism in order to concentrate the exerted pulling force on the embedded anchor.
Abstract: A roller-ball assembly including a spherically shaped ball but comprising a multi-piece construction including a substantially centrally disposed roller element and two ball segments preferably disposed at opposite ends or sides of said roller element and fixedly secured to one another or to said roller ball structure generally such that the roller element is movable relative to said ball segments. A rolling surface is collectively defined by the external surfaces of the roller element and said ball segments wherein collectively the external surfaces define an external spherical configuration of the roller ball assembly. The external or rolling surface of the roller ball, due to its multi-piece construction, may be defined by one or more external surfaces of said roller element and/or ball segments concurrently engaging a supporting surface over which the roller ball travels.
Abstract: A multi component butt of the type designed for use in combination with a fishing rod used for trolling from the back of boats generally some distance from shore. The butt includes an elongated shank portion comprising a major length of the subject butt and having a hollow interior portion of substantially straight line, linear configuration wherein the hollow interior portion has a substantially common inner diameter extending along a vast majority of its length. A gimble is press fitted into one end of the shank portion and a guide tube is press fitted into the opposite end so as to protrude outwardly therefrom to accomplish a bonded fixed engagement with reel seat tube on which a reel used in combination with a finishing rod is mounted. One or more additional bushings may be disposed, through press fitting, on the interior of the shank portion for further retention and stability of the end of the rod passing into the interior of the shank portion through the guide tube.