Abstract: A variable compression disc filter housing secures a circumferentially welded composite layer of filter disc material for filtering a small amount of liquid for determining the optimum filter media material for specific production applications.
Abstract: A lateral dispersion filter basket provides turbulence at the bottom of the filter basket reducing strain on the bottom seam of the filter bag disposed therein causing the particulate being filtered to move up along the vertical walls of the filter bag.
Abstract: An adjustable rack and clamping apparatus for removably retaining surfboards or the like to the roof of a vehicle, while preventing the theft thereof, includes a plurality of two types of mounting block assemblies that slideably attach to two transversely disposed mounting bars removably affixed to the vehicle.
Abstract: A simple, economical acid rapid method for determining the contaminate particle size appearing in a fluid being filtered includes a filter housing that eliminates fluid bypass with a multi-layered laminated filter disposed therein.
Abstract: A therapeutic posture aid apparatus designed to properly align all three curves of the spine, hold the shoulder girdle in a proper posture position, allow full range of motion of all joints in the back, neck, shoulders and arms, reminding the wearer to move his/her back, neck and shoulders into a proper posture to eliminate/relieve, back pain, stress and muscle fatigue.
Abstract: A telephone network interface apparatus for use in the subscriber loop of a telephone transmission system, i.e., connected to a non-telephone company owned premise wiring (a consumer household) and a telephone company owned portion of such loop at the junction where the two connect to each other. The apparatus provides limited access to the open top base member, i.e., only a portion of the base member is made readily accessible to the consumer by providing a cover readily opened by him and a shield cover which may be readily opened by telephone company employees in order to provide access to electronic components owned by the telephone company disposed with the base member. Both covers are free of apertures communicating with the inside of he base member. The device includes a base structure which includes a first and second set of terminals and a plug and receptacle arrangement for disconnecting the premises wiring from the telephone transmission system.
Abstract: A conductive fluid leakage sensor capable of detecting a leak from a first electrically conductive or non-conductive container with a conductive liquid disposed therein, has a second or outer electrically conductive coating surrounding a first conducting or non-conducting inner container. An electrical connection is made between the outer member and to the conductive fluid disposed within the container, so that conductive fluid leaking from the container that comes into contact with the outer electrically conductive coating creates a pulse, which may be sensed by a sensing apparatus providing an indication thereof.
Abstract: A replaceable air filter apparatus suitable for filtering the air in the home includes a frame for affixing the apparatus to the house duct work associated with the heating and/or air conditioning system the frame includes a hinge disposed on one edge, which cooperates with a hinge disposed on a register that may control the flow of air through the duct work and may include adjustable shutters and a device for removably retaining a filter media. The register may be pulled away from the frame for inserting and removing the filter media disposed therein, when desired.
Abstract: A water leakage protector apparatus for appliances subject to leakage includes a first device for detecting water leakage from the water supply line coupled to the appliance and a second device for detecting water leaking from the appliance itself. A control apparatus is coupled to a valve, affixed to the water supply line, is connected to a source of electrical power, and controls the water flowing to the appliance. The appliance is connected to the control apparatus to obtain electrical power for operation. The first and second sensing devices are coupled to the control apparatus so that when a water leak is detected by either the first or the second detecting device the control apparatus stops the water from flowing in the water supply line and interrupts electrical power to the appliance.
Abstract: Weighted conditioning garments to help an individual lose weight and/or increase muscle strength and stamina include a plurality of weight members affixed to at least two elongated flexible members formed in the shaped of an article of clothing with a fastening device to securely place the article of clothing upon the individual.
Abstract: A massaging apparatus includes a hollow housing having a centrally disposed hollow chamber with an opening at the bottom out of which extends two power driven rollers. A handle is provided on the housing in addition to a hollow extending portion communicating with the central chamber for connection to a vacuum source. A flywheel motor disposed within the hollow chamber is coupled to an auxiliary power source disposed within the hollow housing. A centrifugal squirrel cage fan is disposed on the motor shaft at one end with a driving pulley on the other end of the motor shaft that is coupled to the pair of elongated rollers.
Abstract: A safety apparatus for pressurized filter vessels includes a protective shroud, a mechanical and electrical interlock device that prevents the opening of the filter vessel cover unless the input and output port valves are closed and electrical power to the pressurizing pump is disconnected.
Abstract: A combination card and dice game requires all the skill of playing cards with the luck of the dice and includes a playing surface divided into a first plurality of generally pie shaped areas extending outwardly from a centrally disposed apex, with each of the first areas having indicia placed thereon indicating the type of wager being made by an individual utilizing said area. A second area disposed proximate the apex for rolling a pair of dice therein; a pair of dice; a deck of cards; and a plurality of chips having indicia thereon representing different values.
Abstract: A portable apparatus for soothing infants to enable them to fall asleep utilizes a portable housing having a cylindrically-shaped intake and exhaust opening coupled by a hollow cylindrical tube into which is located a miniature motor disposed proximate the intake opening with fan blades affixed on the rotating motor shaft that provides an air flow over a plurality of flexible members disposed proximate the exhaust opening. A control arrangement, coupled to a battery power source, is disposed within the housing for controlling the amount of forced air flowing out of the exhaust opening so that the tone or the sounds emanating from the apparatus can be controlled.
Abstract: A unitary (one-piece) escutcheon plate is formed by a flexible member provided with a central aperture and a radially extending cut permitting it to flex and be placed over a pipe without removing a fixture affixed thereon and may include indicia or adornment and be placed over an existing escutcheon plate, if desired.
Abstract: A manual gas venting and cutting apparatus for use in cutting an opening in and manually venting gas from the interior of a conventional unvented ostomy collection pouch includes a valve assembly having an open position, which permits gas to pass therethrough and a closed position, for preventing gas to pass therethrough. The valve assembly has an input portion for communicating with the interior of the ostomy collection pouch and an output portion for communicating with the atmosphere and a mounting device for mounting the valve assembly to a selected portion of the ostomy collection pouch. The mounting device releasably contains therein a portion of the valve assembly so as to position the input portion thereof proximate the interior of the ostomy collection pouch, and the output portion of the valve assembly proximate to the atmosphere.
April 22, 1996
Date of Patent:
June 30, 1998
Albert A. Colacello, Michael A. Colacello
Abstract: A protection apparatus for protecting elderly individuals that fall in a bathtub and hit their head on the edge thereof, as well as hospital patients who may cause damage to themselves by striking the restraining bars placed on a bed includes a longitudinally extending internal member adapted to be draped over a hard relatively narrow edge such as a bathtub; a first protective material covering the internal member top and bottom surfaces, a second protective covering completely covering the first protective covering and being completely sealed around the edges. The first protective covering is padded or sponge-like and will soften a blow protecting an individual who may fall thereagainst.