Abstract: A Velcro loop pad portion facing outwardly is fitted on the front surface of a back of a chair. A harness having straps extending over the top of the back of the chair secures the Velcro loop pad to the chair. A waist belt having a Velcro hook panel sewn to the waist belt with the Velcro hook panel facing outwardly adjacent the back of the user. The Velcro hook panel is adapted to cooperate with the Velcro loop pad to transfer weight of a user to the back of the chair while seated in the chair. The harness straps extending over the top of the back of the chair support the Velcro loop pad to keep the Velcro loop pad in place when being used.
Abstract: A traction bed having a planar table on which a patient may lie with the head disposed at one end and the feet disposed at the other end. A vibration platform is disposed on the planar table for imparting vibration motion to the patient. A pelvic belt is fitted on the patient and a first strap is connected to one side of the pelvic belt and a second strap is connected to the second side of the pelvic belt. Apparatus is included for selectively applying a tension force to the first and second straps in a direction toward the foot end of the table. Further, a chest harness is fitted on the patient and includes a pair of shoulder straps extending toward the head end of the table. Apparatus is provided for selectively applying a tension force to both shoulder straps toward the head end of the table.
Abstract: Apparatus for loading and feeding hay bales including a transport vehicle having a flatbed and a tiltable support frame mounted to the flatbed for carrying a stack of bales. A hoist is used to tilt the support frame from a horizontal hay bale transport position to a vertical position against a bale stack for picking up a bale stack. Squeeze arms are used to secure the bale stack to the support frame. An endless chain on the support frame is used to selectively move the bales forwardly. A flaker is mounted at a forward end of the flatbed for receiving a bale advanced thereon and selectively flaking off portions of the bale. A tipping apparatus is provided for selectively tipping a bale advanced by the endless chain from the support frame onto the flaker.
Abstract: A large animal trap including a hollow cylindrical shell having a front end opening. A vertically slidable trap door is positioned to close the front end opening. A trigger mechanism associated with the trap door is provided so that when a bear seizes the bait located within the cylindrical shell, the trigger will allow the trap door to fall closing the front end opening. This animal trap is further provided with a pneumatic braking assembly which stops downward movement of the trap door when an object is within the front end opening. The large animal trap is further provided with structure to allow a user to raise the trap door from a location away from the trap.
Abstract: A dual string drilling system for drilling a well bore in an earth formation, having a rotatable, tubular outer drill string and an upper rotatable, tubular inner drill string. An elongate tubular drill bit is mounted to a distal end of the outer drill string. The tubular drill bit having an interior passageway having a longitudinal axis which is inclined with respect to the longitudinal axis of the outer drill string. The drill bit is further provided with a cutaway portion extending through a wall of the tubular outer drill string. A lower rotatable inner drill string is coupled to the upper rotatable tubular inner drill string and is disposed within the interior passageway of the drill bit. A second drill bit is mounted to the distal of the lower inner drill string and is sized to extend beyond the drill bit mounted to the outer drill string.
Abstract: A fixture plate for use with a CNC milling machine. The fixture plate is constructed of a generally rectangular block having a top surface, a bottom surface and a forward edge. The bottom surface of the block is positioned to rest on the support surface with the forward edge of the block resting against the fixed jaw. The bottom surface of the block includes a cavity in which is mounted a clamping pin for coupling with the vise hook nut. When the machine screw is manipulated to move the mounting block toward the fixed jaw, the block is clamped to the vise between the fixed jaw and the vise hook nut. The top surface of the block is provided with grooves shaped to conform to the peripheral shape of each of the multiple workpieces. Clamping nuts, recessed in the grooves, are used for clamping the multiple workpieces to the block.
Abstract: A therapeutic vibration apparatus includes a motor operated vibrator mounted beneath a vibration platform. The motor drives a drive shaft on which a fixed weight is eccentrically mounted. Further, a rotatable weight is eccentrically mounted to the drive shaft. The fixed weight includes a stop protruding outwardly and the rotatable weight is positioned on the drive shaft at a location to be caught by the stop when the shaft is rotating. A controller is used to change the direction of rotation of the motor so that when the drive shaft is rotated in one direction, the rotatable weight is caught by the stop on a side aligned with the eccentric portion of the fixed weight and when the motor is reversed in direction the weight is caught on the other side of the drive shaft in opposition to the eccentric portion of the fixed weight.
Abstract: A lift attachment for a tractor provided with a three-point hitch. A slide assembly is provided for slidable movement in the vertical direction within channel guides. A double acting hydraulic cylinder is connected to the slide assembly for moving the slide assembly either upwardly or downwardly. Lifting tines are connected to the slide assembly. A cam mechanism is provided on the lifting tines to tilt the outer ends of the tines upwardly when the tines are raised and allows the tines to tilt downwardly to a level position when the lifting tines are lowered.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a Drop Counter for counting a succession of falling liquid drops. The Drop Counter includes a light emitting diode for providing a light beam directed to a falling liquid drop. A photo diode sensor is positioned in side-by-side relation with the light emitting diode and detects reflected light from the falling liquid drop. The photo diode sensor provides an output signal when reflected light is detected and further includes a counter for receiving the output signal and counting the number of times the output signals are received.
March 27, 2006
Date of Patent:
August 19, 2008
John R. Amend, Dale A. Hammond, Richard A. Hermens, W. Alexander Whitla
Abstract: The present invention includes a first laser light source mounted to a towing vehicle and oriented to direct a first laser light beam towards a trailer to impinge on a first marker spot located on a hitch coupler mounted to the trailer. A second laser light source is also mounted to the towing vehicle in spaced apart relation with the first laser light source and oriented to direct a second laser light beam towards the trailer at an angle to the first light beam to impinge on a second marker spot on the trailer when the hitch and hitch coupler are aligned. When the towing vehicle is moved towards the trailer with the first laser beam impinging on the first marker spot and further moved towards the trailer until the second laser beam impinges on the second marker spot, the hitch coupler is aligned with the hitch.
Abstract: A fishing leader dispenser having in combination a leader spool having leader wrapped thereon and a protective cover which resiliently fits over the leader on the leader spool. This leader spool includes a tubular hub having an enlarged central opening, a pair of spaced apart outwardly extending flanges molded to the circular hub and a finger depression formed on the inner surface of the tubular hub. The protective cover includes a resilient strip formed into a broken annulus presenting two free ends. The protective cover is sized to resiliently fit between the pair of flanges and around the hub covering the leader. The protective cover further has a notch provided along an edge of the resilient strip through which the leader is extended. Finally, the protective cover is provided with an outwardly extending protrusion for manipulating the protective cover positioned over the leader wound on the hub.
Abstract: The mummy bag including a blanket having an integral hood with a face opening and two opposing side edges. A zipper is provided for connecting the side edges together leaving an open bottom. Draw strings are provided for reducing the size of the face opening and the open bottom. The mummy back includes an opening on the back of the mummy bag for receiving an infant carrier harness latch. The blanket further includes a large opening on the back of the mummy bag sized to conform to the back of the infant within the mummy bag for freely receiving harness straps mounted to the carrier.
Abstract: A resistance exercise device including a length of resilient tubing having first and second free ends. Strap handles are connected to the free ends of the tubing. The resilient tubing is threaded through at least one oversized tubular section, constructed of rubberized foam, which section provides padding at pressure points when the resilient tubing is positioned across or around a user while exercising. A support strap is connected to the first tubular section. In a second embodiment, an exercise belt can be used with the present invention. The belt includes a buckle for buckling the free ends of the belt together and a “D”-ring mounted to one side of the belt. A karabiner is used to connect a strap handle to a “D”-ring.
July 25, 2003
Date of Patent:
March 18, 2008
Ralph Simpson, Pete Draovitch, Steve McGee
Abstract: A light according to the present invention includes a high intensity lamp electrically connected to a power source located in a lamp connector body portion. The lamp is positioned to extend outside the lamp connector body portion and is received by a lamp housing portion which has an end through which the light from the high intensity lamp is projected. The lamp housing portion includes an outer casing shell and an inner shell in spaced apart relation and heat insulating material fills the space between the outer casing shell and the inner shell. Vent holes are provided which fluidly extend through the outer casing shell, the heat insulating material and the inner shell. Further a fan is positioned within the lamp connector body portion for directing air toward the high intensity lamp and out through the vent holes.
Abstract: A sand and seed divot replacer including a pour spout having an inwardly extending lip formed on the inner surface of the pour spout at an end distal from the pouring end. An open top bottle is provided including an outwardly extending circumferentially positioned band located on the exterior surface of the bottle adjacent the open top. The spout constructed of a resilient material and the distal end sized to receive the band of the bottle with the lip in latching engagement with the band of the bottle. The bottom wall of the bottle including an indented portion. A holder is provided having a main body open at the top and closed at the bottom with a bottom wall. The holder is sized for receiving the bottle and spout. The bottom wall of the holder includes an indented portion sized for nesting in the indented portion of the bottle.
Abstract: An elevator for lifting pipe having an exposed bottom edge or an internal groove. A channel member has one end hingedly connected to a rod adjacent a first end of the rod and has a second end connected to a sector-shaped plate. A tubular member is slidably positioned on the rod and is connected to the sector plate with a linkage which allows the sector plate to move from a collapsed position to a splayed-out position as the tubular member is moved toward or away from the sector plate. The sector plate, in the splayed-out position, may be positioned underneath the bottom exposed edge of the pipe or into the internal groove provided in the pipe as the case may be. Apparatus is connected to the rod for either raising or lowering the elevator.
Abstract: The present invention includes a portable alley way having openings at one end. A collapsible crowding tub is connected to the alley way and includes an opening communicating with the opening of the alley way. The collapsible crowding tub includes a plurality of curved panels which are connected together in a substantially semi-circular pattern surrounding a fifth wheel hitch. An end curved panel is connected to the alley way adjacent the opening of the alley way. An extension panel has one end connected to the alley way on the opposite side of the opening of the alley way and has a second end connected to the fifth wheel gooseneck. A gate has one end pivotably attached to the fifth wheel gooseneck and is sized to swing in an arc within the semi-circular pattern of the curved panels. A latch is provided for latching the gate to a selected curved panel.
Abstract: A sand and seed divot replacer including a pour spout having a female threaded portion integrally formed on the inner surface of the pour spout at an end distal from the pouring end. A bottle is provided having an open top and a closed bottom. The bottle including a male threaded portion located on the exterior of the main body portion adjacent the top for threadably mating with the female threaded portion of the spout. The bottom wall of the bottle including an indented portion. A holder is provided having a main body portion open at the top and closed at the bottom with a bottom wall. The holder is sized for receiving the bottle and spout. The bottom wall of the holder includes an indented portion sized for nesting in the indented portion of the bottle.
Abstract: A circular tray having an upper surface shaped to incline downwardly from a center to an outer circumference. The tray including annular grooves for collecting gold. A crank is connected to the tray for rotating the tray. The tray is supported with a stand having at least one elongate arm extending radially across the tray above the tray in spaced apart relation thereto. Multiple loops of a line material are attached in spaced apart depending relation along the elongate arm in such a way that the bottom portion of the loop extends in a direction which is oblique with the elongate arm. Each loop is sized to have the bottom portion resting in close proximity with the upper surface of the tray so that when the tray is rotated, the loops mechanically move ore across the surface of the tray from the center to the outer periphery.