Abstract: The invention is a protective travel container for carrying one or two bowling balls and ancillary equipment. The hard cover container is filled with impact absorbing foam padding containing recesses to secure the balls and equipment in place. One handle is provided for lifting and another along with wheels for pulling the container.
Abstract: A signalling apparatus, for a bicycle, has a battery assembly and horn assembly housing. A horn assembly sound modulation housing is attached to the battery assembly and horn assembly in a central housing. There is a first turn signal light housing hingedly connected to the battery assembly and horn assembly housing. Another embodiment has telescoping signal light housings. There is a removable, single directional lens on the first turn signal light housing and two reflector lens on the first turn signal light housing. A second turn signal light housing is hingedly connected to the battery assembly and horn assembly housing. There is a removable, single directional lens on the second turn signal light housing and two second reflector lens on the second turn signal light housing. A first turn signal light and a second turn signal light is in their respective turn signal light housings.
Abstract: The invention is a mist spray system for refrigeration condensers and includes a water spray nozzle centrally affixed to the condenser grill for spraying a circular pattern of water on the condenser when operating. A paddle pivotally suspended over the condenser exhaust is connected to a control arm that functions as a pinch valve controlling the flow of water to the nozzles when the paddle is activated by the flow of exhaust air. Water into the system is pressure controlled, and travels through 1/4 inch plastic tubing to the nozzles which are adjustable.
April 7, 1995
Date of Patent:
February 25, 1997
Stephen C. Middleton, Linda M. Middleton
Abstract: An aparatus adapted to be mounted on a sewer vent stack to inhibit frost buildup in cold weather including a supporting frame containing a central rotatable shaft with a wind turbine on the end exposed and four vanes on the end within the vent pipe. The rotation of the shaft will cause frost build up to be scraped off by the vanes. Lack of rotation in a breeze will indicate excessive build up and a possibly dangerous situation.
Abstract: An electrical connector apparatus has a male connector and a female connector. The male connector has a first housing. There is a plurality of first wiring terminals in a first wiring chamber and a plurality of prongs electrically connected to the first wiring terminals. A first T-shaped longitudinal locking foot is attached to a first outer surface of the first housing. A female connector is removably attached to the male connector. The female connector has a second housing. A second wiring chamber is in the second housing. A plurality of second wiring terminals is in the second wiring chamber. There is a plurality of prong receptors electrically connected to the second wiring terminals. These prong receptors are located in the second housing. A first T-shaped longitudinal locking channel is attached to a second outer surface of the second housing to slidingly and removably receive the first T-shaped longitudinal locking foot.
November 25, 1994
Date of Patent:
December 24, 1996
Dennis R. Anderson, Katherine D. Anderson
Abstract: The invention consists of a panel having an area that is substantially the same dimension as the tail gate on a pickup truck cargo body. The panel is suspended from a track mounted on the body side rails, and through a wheel assembly rides the length of the truck bed. Cut out areas allow the panel to move past the wheel wells and doors attached to the panel are adapted to close off the cut out areas when not obstructed by the wheel wells. Locking bolts on each side engage slots in the side rails and slots in a floor mounted track. A single handle on each side controls the movement of the vertical and horizontal locking bolts.
Abstract: The invention is a workbench consisting of a top working surface containing a rows and columns of holes that allow dust and chips to fall and be drawn through where they land in a plenum below the surface. The top surface and the plenum are supported by a rectangular frame that includes four legs and a shelf between the plenum and the bottom of the legs. The shelf supports a doorless cabinet that includes areas for storing tools and supplies. The plenum slopes to a point containing an off center aperture which is connected through an adapter to a vacuum cleaner. The vacuum cleaner has a bifurcated input manifold with gate valves which allows the user to select between applying the vacuum to the plenum or applying the vacuum to a hose containing a vacuum cleaning tool where waste not entering the surface apertures will be removed from the top work surface.
Abstract: A personal safety alarm device, including a main housing, and a light source maintained within the housing. An audio alarm speaker is located on an outside surface of the housing, along with a pair of high voltage electrodes located on the top surface of the main housing. In addition, the device features a timekeeping device including a DC powered oscillator, memory unit, and associated display device therewith. There is a high voltage generating circuit within the housing which is coupled to the electrodes. Finally, an alarm triggering circuit has an alarm switch which, when activated, causes both the light source to flash intermittently and the audio alarm speaker to sound intermittently. The high voltage generating circuit produces, at the pair of high voltage electrodes, a voltage capable of delivering a stunning electric shock to an assailant.
Abstract: A sled apparatus for transportation and storage of equipment has a lower housing. There is an equipment chamber in the lower housing. A first runner and a second runner are connected to the lower housing. These runners are preferably an integral part of the lower housing and may be molded as one part. The runners could have small chambers of their own to store equipment. There is also a storage platform connected to the lower housing. A first outrigger runner and a second outrigger runner are connected to the storage platform. There is at least one bucket retaining pod and at least one long item retaining port in the storage platform. There is also at least one short item retaining port in the storage platform. An auger retaining platform is connected to the lower housing. There is an auger retaining member removably connected to the auger retaining platform. There is at least one towing port on the auger retaining platform and a towing member is attached to the towing ports.
Abstract: The invention is an apparatus for organizing and dispensing pipette tips. A hopper receives bulk pipette tips which pass through a diamond shaped apertures in a sieve and drop into the troughs of a separator which moves the aligned and oriented tips to an organizer which separates the tips and aligns them with storage tubes and drops the tips into tubes where they are stacked and stored. An ejection membrane at the opposite end of the tube allows the tips to be removed into a tip holder box one layer at a time.