Abstract: A wind turbine with hydro-transmission has a tank filled with circulating liquid, a generator disposed beside the tank, a water pump mounted at a top of a stand and multiple blades connected to the water pump. Wind rotates the blades to drive the water pump to draw the circulating liquid up and pouring the circulating liquid over the generator to generate electricity. The generator that needs more maintenance is disposed on the ground and the water pump that needs less maintenance is mounted at the top of the stand. Therefore, construction and maintenance costs as well as footprint of the wind turbine are reduced.
Abstract: A mobile booth system, carried by a truck or like mobile vehicle, creates a portable, temporary in situ booth or enclosure at a remote location. A pair of side by side slide assemblies are formed by respective nests of C-channels and I-beams, each assembly extending and retracting through an opening in a sidewall of the truck wherein to deploy and retract a roof section outwardly from the truck. The roof section is deployed through a dedicated opening in the sidewall, which opening may be closed by a closure panel but opened by deployment of the roof section. When deployed, an enclosure is formed by attaching a drop cloth to the roof section. The enclosure when used as a paint booth enables rapid deployment of a drop cloth about irregular or difficult surfaces to be painted, as well as to contain overspray and fumes created by the spraying operation.
Abstract: New chemiluminescent compounds, stable in aqueous buffers, for use in biological assaying include acridanebased compounds and (1,2)-dioxetanes. Among the new acridanebased compounds are water-soluble acridanes, enhancer coupled acridanes, bis and trisacridanes as well as acridane-(1,2)-dioxetanes. Among the new (1,2)-dioxetanes are electron deficient group-containing dioxetanes and tethered bis-1,2-dioxetanes. The (1,2)-dioxetanes are useful as substrates for various enzymes. The acridanes can be admixed with an oxidizing agent. An aqueous buffer and, optionally, a stabilizer to form a substrate or reagent formulation useful for assaying, inter alia, HRP.
April 14, 2005
Date of Patent:
August 24, 2010
Michigan Diagnostics, LLC
Brij Pal Giri, Dinesh Dagli, Pritam Singh
Abstract: Variously configured brackets, for displaying a flag and mountable to or integrally formed with a support member such as a helmet, are disclosed. One bracket includes an elongated cantilevered mast and a retention lip, the beam angled upwardly from the bracket and adapted to receive a sleeve formed along one edge of the flag inserted thereover and having a deflectable free end that is forced downwardly into captivated relation with the lip. Other brackets have a chamber and passage arrangement, respectively, for mounting a pole provided along one edge of the flag and passing the flag through the bracket. In one, the pole is parallel with and moved into a chamber at the rearward side of the bracket and the flag passed through a passage. In another, a chamber extends between the opposite lateral sides, the chamber and pole are coaxially aligned, the pole is inserted into the chamber, and the flag passed through the passage.
Abstract: A refrigerated display merchandiser in which is stored food products and which is ordinarily exposed to prevailing ambient light is provided with transparent sheets which function as filter media to prevent harmful light from reaching the foods stuffs. The filtering media comprises a transparent sheet affixed to the display merchandiser as well as about any fluorescent lighting disposed within the merchandiser. The transparent sheet is either clear (untinted), or tinted, and passes either red or blue light or alternatively, absorbs ultraviolet light including both UV-A light and UV-B light.
Abstract: A rifle or shotgun aiming seat apparatus is portable, erectable on the ground and/or as part of a ladder or tree stand. The apparatus incorporates therewith a seat and a rifle-positioning cradle that enables the user to remain in position and simultaneously rotate and selectively and rapidly adjust the height, distance and angular orientation of the rifle barrel, depending on the shooting environment presented. Additionally, the frame structure of the apparatus is adapted to be adjusted and leveled as to sloping ground and enables a hunting blind be erected to hide the hunter while in position.
Abstract: A foot operated gear-shift assembly, gear shift conversion kit, and method for converting the shifting gears of a conventional motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle, and like vehicle wherein the heel and toe shift elements of the conventional rocker-arm gear shift assembly are separated and pivot about separate pivot axes.
Abstract: A locating and tracking system for tracking or locating an object of interest, such as a hunting arrow or wounded animal, uses a transmitter in the arrow and a transceiver in combination with GPS positioning system for monitoring and relaying radio frequency signals from a battery powered microchip carried in the hunting arrow to provide a hunter with information as to the location of the arrow and/or to track the animal into which the arrow has been embedded during hunting.
Abstract: An the improved horseshoe, characterized in a groove structure in the ground engaging surface of the horseshoe, wherein walls of the groove have a specific angle, width, and angular extension that cooperate to receive, center and form an interlocking engagement with the nails to attach the shoe to the hoof and also, in use, funnel earth into the groove whereby to increase traction of the horseshoe.
Abstract: A protection pad for a pierced earlobe and an arrangement and method of securing and/or supporting an earring to the earlobe of a user, using the protection pad, and in a manner that attachment of an earring to the earlobe provides less discomfort to the user, obviates damage that might be occasioned to the earlobe from such attachment, and reduces loss of ornaments used in connection with such affixing and arising for inadvertent attachments.
Abstract: This invention discloses a kind of cerium-based oxide fiber and its fabricating method. The cerium-based hydrate fiber can be synthesized by aging under the boiling point of water for 10 hours to 50 hours by the addition of a chemical modifier. The fibers show a diameter of submicron to micron size, and the aspect ratio is greater than 100. The hydrate fibers can transform to oxide fiber after calcination at high temperature.
Abstract: Disclosed is an ornamental structure, which includes an ornament that can be a picture or any of a variety of artwork for decorating a thin type planar TV and keeping the thin type planar TV from sight when not watching, and a support unit that supports the ornament and allows the ornament to be alternatively set between a first position to keep the thin type planar TV from right and a second position to let the thin type planar TV be seen.
Abstract: A system and method for bypassing the ignition switch and controlling operation of an engine and an accessory drive of a vehicle, the system comprising an ignition switch, a user-activated secondary switch, a control logic circuit, and a third switch. The ignition switch controls operation of the engine that enables the engine to operate when the ignition switch is in an ON state. The user-activated secondary switch makes a connection in a parallel electrical power supply circuit to the engine and vehicle accessory drive, when the secondary switch is in the CLOSED state. The control logic circuit is responsive to the ignition switch, the secondary switch, and a user-activated vehicle control device. The third switch is associated with a user-activated vehicle control device wherein the third switch causes the logic circuit to interrupt the parallel electrical power supply circuit, when the user-activated vehicle control device is activated.
May 9, 2006
Date of Patent:
September 22, 2009
Safe Stop International, LLC
Charles Barroy Brown, Jr., Michael Joseph Trebilcott, Jr.
Abstract: A glass holder device for treatment of optical glasses (4, 4?) or other substrates horizontally supports an elongated bar (1) with evenly spaced notches (10) on a frame and suspends glass holder grips (2) in parallel side-by-side vertical relation. The glass holder grip (2) comprises an axially elongated rod (20), that forms the body of the grip, and holding means (3, 31, 31?) connected to the grip body (20) for clutching the outer periphery (40, 40?) of the optical glass (4, 4?) and holding the glass generally parallel with the lower end portion of and adjacent to a stop (36) bent outwardly from the body (20) for supporting the glass. The upper end portion of the rod (20) includes hanging means (21, 22, 25) for removably connecting the grip to the bar (1) and locking means (11, 23, 12, 25) for preventing free rotation of the grip (2) around the bar (1).
December 12, 2003
Date of Patent:
August 18, 2009
Special Coating Laboratory International
Abstract: This invention relates to the preparation of a copolymer which is used as a dispersing agent for titanate-based ceramic colloids. This copolymer has the following structure: Wherein R1 is H, NH4, alkali metals; R2 is H, NH4, alkali metals; R3 is H, NH4, alkali metals; a is an integer from 1 to 2000; b is an integer from 1 to 5000; and c is an integer from 1 to 1000; n is an integer from 1 to 500.
Abstract: A holder for holding a plastic shopping/grocery bag open includes a bracket joined to U-shaped frame formed by a base and a pair of coplanar bag support arms, the frame forming an outwardly open U-shaped space to receive and hold the bag by the handles at the openable end of the bag and suspend and maintain the mouth of the bag in an upwardly open position. The bracket is designed for mounting the holder atop a kitchen cabinet door or held by hand. Each support arm includes two axially spaced slots that open outwardly and away from the U-shaped space to hold a respective looped handle of the bag. Reinforcing rib structure operates to resist flexure between the arms, bracket, and base. In use, the looped handles of the bag are secured into the slots and the bag suspended from the extensions and held open by its looped handles being secured into slots of the extensions.
Abstract: An eyeglass structure includes a lens frame and a pair of articulated temples mounted by a respective first hinge pin to one and the other side of the frame, the temples rotating relative to the pin and about a first axis towards and away from one another. The articulated temples each include forward and rearward sections having mating portions that are frictionally engaged and a second hinge pin that connects the sections together for rotation about a second axis, transverse to the first axis thereof, and between a first in use position, wherein the lenses and frame are in position with the eyes, and a stored second position, wherein the lenses and frame are moved up and away from the eyes and seated on the forehead. The second hinge pin operates to increase the frictional gripping force between the mating portions to maintain the sections in a desired angle to one another.
Abstract: A method for preparing a ceramic powder suspension is disclosed. A dispersant having a following structural formula is provided: wherein D is H or COOR1; R1 is a hydrogen atom, or an alkyl group, a cyclic aliphatic group, an aryl group, having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or a cationic salt group; R2 is an alkyl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, a cyclic aliphatic having 1 to 10 carbon atoms or an aryl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms; R3 is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; Z is an oxygen atom or an NH group; A is —COO —SO3 or an acid form; a is an integer between 1 to 5000; and p and q are integers between 1 to 10. The dispersant is dissolved in a solvent. Ceramic powder is further added into the solvent with the dispersant.
Abstract: A method for processing a ceramic powder suspension includes providing a dispersant having the following structure: wherein R1 is an H+ ion, an Na+ ion, an NH4+ ion or other cationic group; R2 is an H+ ion, an Na+ ion. an NH4+ ion or other cationic group; m is an integer from 10 to 5000 ; and n is an integer from 10 to 3000 . The dispersant is dissolved in a solvent. Ceramic powder is further added into the solvent with the dispersant.