Abstract: An improvement for use with a hand operated wrench primarily intended for removing a cartridge from an opening, with such wrench having a slotted aperture at one end. This improvement comprises an elongate threaded device having a mounting shaft at one end, and tapered external threads at the other end, with an internally threaded hole extending partly along the length of the device. This mounting shaft is sized to be inserted into the apertured end of the wrench, with flattened shoulders on the shaft able to closely engage the slotted aperture of such wrench to prevent undesired rotation. The internally threaded hole is engagable by an elongate screw associated with the wrench, to prevent undesired separation during use. The external threads of the elongate device are of a diameter for tightly engaging and removing a fractured cartridge from an opening, such as in a valve body.
Abstract: A dynamic golf swing trainer assuring proper wrist and club face positions throughout the swing of a golf club, with this trainer being intended to teach full swing positioning to a golfer. This trainer is constructed of rigid material and configured to have a shaft with a handle portion adapted to be grasped by the golfer so that the golfer can swing the trainer in the general manner of a golf club. The club shaft extends past the handle portion in a direction away from the club head and forms a generally U-shaped portion. This latter portion is disposed at an angle to the shaft, so that when the golfer is grasping the handle portion, a part of the U-shaped portion may rest against the leading forearm of the golfer, or directly above the leading forearm, thus to assure proper wrist action, and proper club face presentation.
Abstract: A golf swing position trainer for teaching a golfer to swing a golf club correctly, without involving the striking of a golf ball. This device is constructed of rigid material, with a handle at one end enabling the golfer to grasp the device with both hands and move it in the general manner of a golf club. The handle portion together with an intermediate leg portion form an arcuately shaped portion, with a relatively small U-shaped portion in effect forming a continuation of the intermediate leg portion. The relatively small U-shaped portion is disposed in an orthogonal relationship with the plane of the arcuately shaped portion. A positioning reference in effect forms a continuation of the relatively small U-shaped portion, with this positioning reference pointing away from the handle portion and serving to indicate to the golfer at one part of the swing, the line of sight to the target.
Abstract: An artificial fishing lure of resilient material having a body portion and a flexible, elongate tail. The tail possesses a curved configuration, being attached to the aft end of the body portion. The tail is thin and essentially flat when the tail is in a curved configuration, but it assumes a relatively straight configuration when the lure is moved through the water. A plurality of tassels are affixed in a spaced relationship along a long edge of the tail, with the tassels being relatively flexible and adapted to move with the tail at the time the tail undertakes a highly desirable undulating motion. The tassels cause the tail to give off vibrations attractive to fish. This lure is ideal for use when fishing for Large Mouth and Small Mouth Bass, but it is also quite suitable for use with species such as Stripe Bass and Wall Eye.
Abstract: A device for the rapid sanitizing of a toothbrush comprising a housing having an upper portion, a mid portion and a lower portion, with an aperture located in the mid portion of the housing for receiving the bristle portion of a toothbrush. The upper portion of the housing has a reservoir for water, and a tube is connected for carrying selected amounts of water to a pan mounted in the lower portion of the housing. The pan is configured to contain a relatively small quantity of water delivered during a relatively short interval of time from the reservoir by means of a pump driven by an electric motor. A heater is mounted closely below the pan and arranged to heat and vaporize the small quantity of water delivered to the pan at a given moment.
Abstract: An air conditioning arrangement for an emergency vehicle or the like including an evaporator unit comprising closely spaced first and second tubing arrays, with each array being operably associated with a respective refrigerant compressor. The tubing of each array is formed into coils involving a number of essentially parallel tubing runs connected by curved end members, with substantial portions of the tubing being provided with fins. A low voltage blower is positioned to cause air to be pulled across the tubing of the first and second tubing arrays and between the fin members.
Abstract: A device for feeding a young child or impaired adult without the threat of the person choking, this device comprising a handle member in combination with an elongate food dispensing container of mesh material, with the end of the container having an aperture permitting semi-solid food to be inserted therein. An end of the handle member has external threads, and an internally threaded ring is utilized in cooperation therewith. One of the embodiments of this invention involves the internally threaded ring being a part of a ring assembly constituted by inseparable inner and outer interlocking ring portions, with the part of the food dispensing container locked tightly therebetween, whereas another embodiment involves a rigid ring permanently secured in the end of the food dispensing container.
Abstract: A combination bobber and chum dispenser for use in surface fishing comprising a containment member and an upper closure member secured to the containment member so as to create a lightweight hollow body designed to float adjacent the surface of the water and to be suitable for containing chum. A floatation member is disposed in the interior of the hollow body adjacent the closure member. The containment member contains a chum-receiving interior portion and has a chum distribution location involving at least one hole through which chum can be inserted into the interior portion and thereafter distributed into the water at a controlled rate. The preferred arrangement for controlling the rate at which chum can be distributed involves a rotatably mounted closure member movable between a position blocking the hole, and positions in which the hole is fully open or only partially blocked.
Abstract: An easel or book stand for the support of a book or booklet utilizing front and rear panels movable into a spread-apart relationship. An elongate base member attached between the lower edges of the panels includes a first flexible elongate component hingedly connected along the lower edge of the front panel as well as to a second elongate component. The second elongate component has a slightly greater width than the first elongate component, and through an intermediate base member, has a connection with the lower edge of the rear panel. The front panel, when its lower edge is moved a bit rearwardly from its spread-apart relationship with the rear panel, causes the first and second elongate components to move into an adjacent, substantially coplanar relationship.
Abstract: For use with an elongate conveyor belt designed to transport articles from one location to another, a novel pusher device mounted adjacent one long side of the belt. The pusher device utilizes an elongate, rotatably mounted arm having first and second ends, with the first end being pivotally affixed at a location relatively close to the belt, and arranged to rotate about the fixed pivot for less than 90°. The arm normally resides in an inactive position extending along the long side of the belt, with the second end of the arm being arranged to move outwardly, on occasion, from the inactive position and across at least a portion of the belt when an article is to be deflected off of the belt.
Abstract: A supplemental tank for use with a low flow volume toilet, with this supplemental tank being configured to rest atop the integral tank of the toilet and to provide additional water for the flushing of the toilet. Communication is provided between the supplemental tank and the tank integral with the toilet, with this including at least one elongate tube mounted in the bottom member of the supplemental tank, with a lower portion of the tube extending below the bottom member. When the supplemental tank has been placed atop the integral toilet tank, the tube extends down into the water normally contained in the integral tank. A vacuum pump is connected to an upper portion of the supplemental tank so that a reduced pressure can be created, on occasion, in the upper interior portion of the tank.