Abstract: A foldable scorer (or like) table or desk having an A-frame wheeled base with a changeable advertizing sign panel mounted on its front and a rear worktop which is pivotally mounted for movement between a storage position adjacent the rear of the base and an operational horizontal position projecting rearward from the base at desk or table height. The worktop is supported in its operational position by a foldable leg unit mounted to its underside which pivots down to provide a floor contacting leg. A storage shelf is provided in the base and a storage compartment is provided above the shelf between the advertising panel and the folded down worktop.
Abstract: A kit for forming a plumbing apparatus for aiding in the snaking of drain pipes which kit includes a rubber cap having a cylindrical skirt, a circular clamp about the skirt, a snake rod receiving hole through the covered end of the cap and a flushing water tube also through the covered end of the cap. The cap can fit over and be tightened about a standard drainpipe, e.g. a 2 inch drainpipe, and adapters for coupling it to different standard sized (e.g. 11/2 inch) and different threading (male or female) are provided. The flushing water tube is connected to a flexible hose of sufficient length to run to the faucet of a sink when the cap is attached to that sink's drainpipe. A back flow protector (vacuum breaker) is incorporated at the free end of the hose. The kit includes a carrying box which is waterproof and can serve as a water tight bucket for use under the drain when using the kit to snake a drain.
Abstract: A system for electrical braking and the storage for reuse of the braking energy is disclosed using alternating current (AC) rather than direct current (DC) generators coupled to the wheels of the vehicle to be braked. Upon braking, the AC generators feed the primary coil of a transformer whose secondary coil can be tapped at one of a number of different turns. Means are provided for changing the tap points so as to increase the number of turns in the secondary as the speed of the braked wheel declines. The output from the secondary is fed to a rectifier and thereafter the direct current is fed to a battery energy storage device. By increasing the turns of the secondary as the wheel speed drops, more energy can be fed and stored in the battery and the range of effective braking by the alternating current generator can be extended to lower speeds.
Abstract: A filtering device for an espresso-type coffee maker of the type having a spout to deliver heated water under pressure, and a receptacle to receive brewed filtered coffee having a metallic filter in the path of heated coffee passing to the receptacle, and at least one layer of a paper filter in the path of the heated coffee passing to the receptacle that captures lipids and grounds from the brewed coffee.
Abstract: A light box having a pair of retractable flat legs that fit into shallow depressions in the rear surface of the housing for the light box and are pivotable from a storage position wherein they are substantially entirely within the depression and a functional position wherein they project out from the housing and can serve to help support the light box on a flat surface with its translucent surface exposed to the side. The legs, when in the functional position, are helped to be held in place by close fitting adjacent edge wells of the depression and are resiliently bendable so as to be able to be moved between the storage and active positions by being flexibly bent outward by the user and rotated over the non-depression or raised portions of the rear surface and yet snap back into either depressed position.
Abstract: A long-sleeved full-skirt coat that may be manually converted into a shoulder tote bag. A shoulder strap is formed from the long sleeves by attaching their free ends together. The bag is formed by transversely folding the flattened body of the coat with the arms spread-eagled to either side. The body is folded in approximately three sections from top to bottom. The bottom third skirt section has its corners folded inward to form a generally pointed bottom which is folded over the top third and fastened to the front of the coat body. The free ends of the sleeves are then fastened together to form a shoulder strap extending from either end of the folded and fastened together body. The front center of the coat has zippered pockets which are accessible and usable when the coat is converted to a shoulder bag.
Abstract: A three piece tool for reassembly and disassembly of poppet valve spring assemblies which are set inside bores in engines. The tool includes a tubular part that closely fits the engine bore, slides down and around the spring assembly, and contacts the top of a washer of the spring assembly. Compression, using a C-clamp or like tool, forces the tubular member, and the washer, downward and allows the keepers to be removed from the valve stem. Release of the compression allows the spring assembly to be disassembled. Reassembly is accomplished using the tubular member with a liner and a plunger. With the keepers, springs and washer positioned, the tubular part, with a liner and plunger, is inserted into the bore and the tubular member pushed downward to compress the springs. The plunger serves to move the keepers into their operational position so that release of the force on the tube relocks the spring assembly into its operational position.
Abstract: A trouble light apparatus including a cage in which low voltage (e.g. 12 volt) light(s) are housed, a handle connected to the cage which manual switches are mounted and in which a transformer is secured is disclosed. The handle has a primary cord running from it to a plug that may be fitted into a mating plug. Additionally, a number of secondary cord and mating plugs are provided, one of which can be received in a 12-volt dc cigarette lighter socket, another of which can be received into the conventional ac power (e.g. 120/240 volt ac) receptacle and another of which may have alligator clips for attachment to a battery (e.g. 12 volt automobile battery). The secondary cords contain two electrical lines and the primary cord has three lines. The plugs allow connection to two of the three lines with different pairs of lines connected for the high voltage ac source and the low voltage source.
Abstract: A system and process for delivering fluids into subsurface contaminated soil and ground water to enhance in situ microbial degradation of contaminants. The system consists of a high pressure/low volume slurry pump driven by an internal combustion engine. Pressure and volume are variable to suit site-specific subsurface soil conditions (e.g. texture, intrinsic permeabilities, etc.). The high pressure fluid liquifies the soil in front of the probe tip allowing the probe to be easily advanced by hand into the subsurface while the low volume prevents driving the contaminants. Microorganisms, soluble and insoluble nutrients, surfactants and chemical peroxygens and also gases can be delivered into the subsurface with this system. After delivery of the fluids, the probe is withdrawn by hand.
Abstract: A dual shower head device having elongated tubular sections that are connected in a telescopic manner to form an elongated unit is disclosed. The elongated telescoping tubes serve to adjust the length of the device to fit a particular tub/shower enclosure, to aid in securing the unit in place between opposite walls of the enclosure, and to allow the unit to be compressed for ease in installing and positioning the unit in place between the walls, and to provide a conduit for moving water. A helical spring is compressed within the tubular unit and serves to urge the tubular sections apart and to secure the device between the walls of the enclosure. Rubber bumpers are secured to the ends of the unit for contacting the walls of the enclosure and a shower head is mounted at one end and directed inward and a second shower head is secured to a diverter which is connected to the conventional shower pipe and, via a flexible hose, to the unit.