Abstract: An earthquake activated valve assembly is attached to a gas line downstream of a gas meter. The valve assembly has a ball check which rolls to a closed position for the valve upon agitation, by for example an earthquake.
Abstract: A conveyor apparatus conveys cones lying on the side to a predetermined point. Prior to reaching the predetermined point, an edible adhesive is applied to the side of each cone. At the predetermined point, a paper wrap is applied to the cone and adhered thereto. The first cone is then stacked with a second cone and more cones, followed by packing for transport.
Abstract: A mechanical tire deflating device provides a mechanism to deploy a folded deflating spike under a vehicle desired to be stopped. When the mechanical tire deflating device is under the vehicle being pursued, tire deflating spikes are extended in order to deflate the tires of the pursued vehicle.
Abstract: A method and a device for cleaning an emission testing apparatus, which uses a low volume solenoid structure causes a fluid to flow through the emission testing apparatus, to serve a cleaning function thereof.
Abstract: A device to convert a waste collection vehicle from a commercial waste collection vehicle to a residential waste collection vehicle is easily attached to a commercial waste collection vehicle, and has an upper clamp, which cooperates with a hydraulically powered lower clamp, to lift and dump a residential container.
Abstract: A device for disassembling and re-assembling a steering column has a reinforced arcuate housing with adjustable flanges at end of the housing. A central aperture in the housing provides for attaching to device to the steering column. The housing is reinforced with an upward flange.
Abstract: A flexible and foldable storage unit is attached to a rear portion of a vehicle, with a strap assembly to provide for a strong attachment. This strap assembly can be easily secured to or removed from a vehicle, especially a mini-van.
Abstract: A brush rejuvenating apparatus has a main housing including an inner bristle collector guide and an outer bristle collector guide which cooperate with a series of bristle combs to drive bristles into a rejuvenating position or a straight array, to be therein until the brush has dried.