Abstract: An energy conversion and free hydrogen producing system including a electromagnetically energized reciprocating piston motor, a plurality of lead acid flow through batteries, each consisting of a plurality of individual flow through lead acid cells, and a hydrogen burning internal combustion engine. With concentrated sulfuric acid as the primary fluid, the electromagnetically energized reciprocation piston motor, and the hydrogen burning internal combustion engine provide a rotational torque output.
Abstract: A dual sensor system for measuring the presence of a wide range of water vapor concentration in an atmosphere. A first sensor for measuring higher levels of water vapor concentration and a second sensor for measuring lower levels of water vapor concentration. A pair of three way valves operable to provide two flow paths for the atmosphere, a first path including both the first and second sensors, and a second path including only the second sensor. An electronic control arrangement for indicating the water vapor levels in the atmosphere and for providing an electronic signal to actuate the pair of three way valves.
Abstract: A dispenser for solid flowable material such as breakfast cereal having a storage hopper positioned above a rotatable auger dispenser. The storage hopper being provided with off-set baffles to prevent bridging of the flowable material in the hopper and to support the flowable material to reduce the weight of the flowable material resting on the auger. One of the off-set baffles extending to the top center of the auger such that the flowable material flows directly downward on only one side of the auger. Still another baffle in the hopper extends downwardly and inwardly from discharge end of the auger to prevent discharge of the flowable material without rotation of the auger.
Abstract: A brake handle assembly for actuating a brake of a wheeled walker of the type having a handle bar member slidably received for telescopic movement within the upper end of a leg member, a wheel rotatably mounted at the lower end of said leg member, a brake mounted at the lower end said leg member, and an elongated brake rod disposed within said handle bar and leg member for moving said brake into and out of braking engagement with said wheel. The brake handle assembly provides a linear pull non-cable brake actuation and is manually operable between a neutral position, a raised brake actuating position and a depressed brake locking position.
Abstract: The invention provides a pair of panels, positioned on opposite sides of a motorcycle, and supported on the front portion of the frame of the motorcycle to deflect air flow or wind away from the rider. The panels are pivotally mounted on a bracket which is secured to the frame, such that the panels may be positioned to provide maximum comfort to the rider.
Abstract: A method of analyzing an evolution of a biological system comprising the steps of determining a series of variables upon which a state of the biological system depends, mapping the variables to an n-dimensional space, and wherein the evolution of the biological system is monitored utilising a trajectory formed from sets of the variables which define the states of the biological system at different times, thereby using time as a parameter in the n-dimensional space in a manner such that every point on the trajectory corresponds to at least one value of time.
Abstract: A progressive slow/stop signaling system for energizing a plurality of yellow and red lamps mounted on the rear of a vehicle of impending changes in the speed of the vehicle. The lamps are energized in a sequence depending on the position of the brake and accelerator pedals.
Abstract: An exercise device for stretching the legs of a user with pressure being applied mainly at the inner thighs, including a seat member and a horizontally disposed rail mounted at one end to the seat member and extends forwardly therefrom and terminates with a free end. Near the free end of the rail a reciprocating sleeve engages the rail for horizontal adjustment thereon. A leg supporting member is mounted pivotally at one end to the seat member on opposing sides of the rail and each such member has a free end. A linking arm is pivotally connected on opposite sides of the rail and at one end to the rail, and each such arm is connected at opposite end to the leg supporting member. A leg deck is mounted at about the side of each leg supporting member to retain the leg of the user in a horizontal position. An engagement member is mounted on each leg supporting member mediate the seat and the leg deck, and adaptable to engage the inside of the thigh of the user.
Abstract: A mop wringer having a pair of spaced frame members or lateral plates, each having a lower leg member, and includes structure for attaching the wringer to a receptacle. A stationary squeeze plate and a movable squeeze plate are located in the space between the frame members and between which the mop may be placed for wringing, the movable squeeze plate pivoting about a middle axle extending between the frame members. A foot pedal is pivotally connected to the lower leg members about a lower-most axle. An upper axle, disposed above the middle axle, extends through and between the frame members. One or more disks are mounted about the upper axle adjacent each of the frame members, the disk being connected to an upper portion of the movable squeeze plate by one or more connecting arms. Second connecting arms interconnect the foot pedal to the outside disks.
Abstract: A holder for an apparel belt which can be used as both a display holder and as a storage package. When used in either the display mode of the storage mode, the holder protects the belt from being scratched or otherwise physically damaged. The holder has a sleeve with an opening at one end thereof for receiving the strap of the belt, and a sleeve extension attached to the open end of the sleeve which acts as a backdrop for the exposed portion of the belt when the holder is used in its display mode and acts as a cover for the buckle when the holder is used in its storage mode. In the display mode, the holder is hung on a merchandising display rack from an orifice in the free end of the sleeve extension. The sleeve extension has a means for retaining the buckle and a portion of the belt strap outside the sleeve to expose that portion of the belt. In the storage position, the buckle end of the belt is detached from the retaining means on the sleeve extension and the strap is more fully inserted into the sleeve.