Abstract: An anti-recoil system for counteracting recoil in firearms and weapons using a gas actuated piston assembly is disclosed. A recoil piston is acted upon by gas pressure routed from the receiver/barrel. High pressure gas causes forward movement of the recoil piston thereby generating a force opposing the recoil generated upon firing. A shock absorbing bumper connected to the piston engages the weapon's rearwardly moving bolt assembly. The bolt assembly forces the recoil piston rearward and compresses the bumper and expanded gas in the recoil piston chamber thereby absorbing additional recoil forces. Upon reaching a rear most position a gas relief valve is opened allowing venting of the compressed gases at which point the bolt operating main spring propels the bolt assembly forward, stripping the top round out of the ammunition magazine, loading the next round, locking the bolt and freeing the firing pin to fire the next round.
Abstract: Wheeled luggage having a telescopically expandable body is disclosed. The luggage body may be manually adjusted from a normally sized carry-on configuration during transit, to a vertically enlarged configuration once the final destination, such as a hotel room, is reached. The body further includes a plurality of interior horizontally disposed, vertically stacked shelves connected in accordion fashion to an internal liner so as to automatically expand from a compact configuration to an expanded configuration when the main body is telescopically expanded thereby providing a series of vertically spaced shelves which provide convenient access to the contents. A garment folding apparatus may be incorporated with the luggage to provide a tool that assists the user in quickly folding clothing to dimensions compatible with storage spaced within the luggage.
Abstract: A user activated insect bait station particularly adapted for use with a flowable bait, including attractants and toxicants is disclosed. The bait station is formed as a sealed container fabricated from two primary parts, an upper portion and a lower portion sealingly connected along common peripheral edges. The bait station includes first and second chambers in fluid communication for containing the bait. The user forms an opening in the bait station to expose the bait in the first chamber to the atmosphere while providing access to the bait for ants. The bait station further defines a recessed groove that provides a pathway leading to the second chamber opening. A top cover is provided for shielding the bait station opening while providing access to the opening.
Abstract: A combined toilet and bidet system that may be manufactured with a toilet or mounted and adapted to the design of an existing toilet comprising a first adjustable nozzle mountable near the front end of a toilet bowl, second adjustable nozzle mountable near the back end of the toilet bowl, faucet/valve system for receiving and controllably combining multiple water sources in a manner that controls the temperature of water outputted, conduit for delivering water from the selected water source(s) to the faucet/valve system, conduit for delivering water from the faucet/valve system to a splitter that outputs the water received to the nozzles, conduit for delivering the water from the splitter to the first and second nozzles, at least one directional control system for controllably adjusting the angle of at least one of and preferably all of the nozzles to dictate the direction(s) water is ejected therefrom and exhaust system for removing odors from the area of the toilet-bidet system.
Abstract: A radial arm saw is adapted with a safety top configured with cutting box enclosure that contains and collects substantially all of the sawdust generated during use. A dust collection system is in fluid communication with the cutting box for removing the sawdust contained therein. Spring biased push blocks function to hold the work piece in place during the sawing process while maintaining the user's hands safely away from the saw blade. A laser alignment device projects a beam within the cutting box along the cutting plane. A control panel is provided to allow use by authorized users upon entry of an authorization code.
Abstract: A pipe plug apparatus configured for insertion into a section of pipe and adapted to radially expand so as to engage the inner surface of the pipe and form a positive seal therewith. The pipe plug is preferably configurable from a non-sealing configuration wherein radially expandable seals are relaxed by application of pressure from a compressed fluid, to a spring biased sealing configuration automatically upon release of the pressure. A positive seal is automatically formed and maintained by spring biased axial compression.
Abstract: A cognitive stimulating sterilizing device for providing visual, tactile and, or audible stimulation for infants while selectively sterilize select items and the surrounding ambient, including a housing adapted for removable connection to cribs, changing tables and similar furniture, ultraviolet light generating source in the housing for sanitizing items in the housing when closed and the ambient when opened, audio source and compartments for holding and storing select items. The housing may include reflective and, or transparent surfaces for directing, reflecting and, or passing ultraviolet light.
Abstract: A battery powered, hand-held signaling device having an illuminated display capable of selectively displaying illuminated indicia including the words “STOP”, “SLOW” and “GO” is privided. The illuminated indicia are preferably color-coded, whereby the word “STOP” is displayed in illuminated red letters, the word “GO” is displayed in illuminated green letters, and the word “SLOW” is illuminated in yellow letters thereby maximizing recognition by an observer, such as the driver of an approaching vehicle. Selection of a particular message to be displayed is accomplished by user actuation of suitable electrical switching circuitry. In alternate embodiments, the device may be adapted for displaying a host of other illuminated messages, such as “TURN RIGHT,” “TURN LEFT, ” “PARK,” etc.
Abstract: A sawdust collection cup of a dust collection system for use with a panel saw is disposed proximal a bottom of a vertically disposed channel member. The sawdust collection cup has an open top, a front portion disposed for receiving sawdust from in front of a workpiece, and a rear portion aligned with the channel member that functions as a catch basin for sawdust ejected into the channel member for receiving sawdust from the rear side of the workpiece. The sawdust collection cup further defines an outlet for connecting to a dust collection hose.
Abstract: An aviation navigational system and method for predicting glide range for an aircraft for specific airports and other potential emergency landing locations in proximity to the aircraft. Information is presented to the pilot by complementing a conventional moving map display with symbols centered on each landing location. GPS altitude, airport elevation, and the aircraft's glide ratio are factored into an equation to determine glide range for each airport within proximity to the aircraft. A circular symbol representing the glide range boundary is displayed around each airport. Each circular symbol represents a sectional view of an imaginary inverted cone, having the apex thereof centered on a given landing location. The size and shape of the cone is based on the gliding performance of the aircraft and the altitude differential between the aircraft and the target landing location. As the altitude differential increases the radius of the circle increases.
Abstract: A breathing normalizer for partial insertion within the user's mouth for normalizing breathing patters, prevention of snoring, teeth grinding, and light forms of sleep apnea is disclosed. The device includes an outer plate which is positioned external to the user's mouth when in use, an elongated hollow shaft for connecting the structure to a lip plate adapted to be received between the user's lips and teeth, and a generally C-shaped multi-lobed structure adapted for receiving the user's tongue. The device is positioned within the oral cavity of the user in an operative configuration such that the tongue is retained within the multi-lobed structure, the teeth clamp down upon the connector with the lip plate positioned between the teeth and the inner portions of the upper and lower lips. The outer plate further defines a centrally disposed chamber having an inlet tube in fluid communication with the hollow tubular connector for providing an inlet for breathing air.
Abstract: A freestanding coin holder capable of displaying a coin such that all sides, namely the front, back, and circumferential edge are viewable. First and second panel members are connected in opposing face-to-face relation such that a coin may be received in a generally cylindrical and laterally projecting coin-receiving chamber defined by optically transparent portions so that the front and back of the coin (e.g. heads side and tails side) as well as the circumferential edge of the coin are clearly visible. A base functions as a stand thereby allowing the coin holder to be disposed in a vertically free-standing manner.
Abstract: An improved modular landing gear harness for use on a jet aircraft is disclosed. The modular landing gear harness is divided into four sub-assemblies including the main sub-assembly, the brake temperature monitoring sub-assembly, the weight off wheels sub-assembly, and the anti-skid sub-assembly. The various sub-assemblies may be connected to form a unitary harness that provides a protective conduit for wiring for critical landing gear systems. The use of light-weight composite connectors facilitates troubleshooting and substantially reduces the overall weight of the harness assembly.
Abstract: A game comprising a mechanical or electronic based game board having a continental world map thereon, plurality of different colored passport cards (one for each player), plurality of different colored game pieces, plurality of question cards, plurality of cultural situation based cards, die with six sides, answer cards denoted with an “A,” “B” or “C,” passport stamps, scoring chart and scoring pads. Each question card has a question and answer on one side and the corresponding answer and question, respectively, on the opposite side. The answer cards comprise a plurality of cards having either an “A,” “B” or “C”. The cultural situation based cards have a hypothetical cultural situation and response, and instructions to the player based on how the hypothetical person responded to the cultural situation. The game board includes a map showing all the continents and two or more intersecting closed-loop paths with question, culture or airport spaces.