Abstract: A plant container is in the form of a plant pot (flower pot) having a bottom with a center opening and several water drain openings with the bottom receivable in a circular pot tray formed with a center tubular pole that extends upward through the bottom center opening of the pot. An overhead suspended rope is passed through the center tubular pole and an adjustable position pot stopper with a position locking screw positioning the plant pot on the hanging rope.
Abstract: A basic air conditioning/refrigeration system charged (filled) with, typically, Nitrogen gas six to ten atmospheres with a specific heat of gas equal to 0.022 B.T.U. per degree F. change per cubic foot per atmosphere when in operation. The system may be run so the gas circulates through the system at 15.5 A. C.F.M., yielding a shaft output of one horse power out of a cooling gas expansion motor. Other refrigerant gases useable in place of Nitrogen are Argon, Helium, Hydrogen, dry air and a forming gas mixture of Nitrogen and Hydrogen in typically an 80% to 20% ratio (Hydrogen would probably not exceed 30% in a forming gas mixture) with all of these remaining in the gaseous state throughout the system as opposed to a freon charged system where freon is expanded from the liquid to gaseous state and compressed back to the liquid state within the system.
Abstract: Resilient material elongate cloth strips are inserted into a tubular cue stick section enclosing, supporting and protecting tube with the elongate cloth strips folded over the smaller diameter end of the cue stick section for initial insertion into the enclosing protective tube. Adhesive is used within both ends of the tube to hold the cloth in place when inserted therein along with a tube end plug and a decorative liner within the tube through a substantial length thereof. The larger, or butt end, of the cue stick section extends outward to the exterior of the tube within which the cue stick is a snug holding fit. Two, and in some instances three, cloth strips are used to give adequate resilient cushioning support to the smaller end of the cue stick section and single layer resilient cushioning support toward the larger end of the cue stick section. A typical cloth well suited for this use with the desired resilient compressability factor is various wool felt fabrics.
Abstract: A noise frequency and vibration absorbing mount is provided for microphones, particularly highly directional sound-gathering microphones, that, while achieving highly efficient reduction in the transmission of noise frequencies and vibrations, maintains directional alignment with the camcorder or camera, binoculars, rifle scope or whatever other equipment it may be mounted on regardless of directional change movements imposed on equipment mounting the microphone. The noise frequency, vibration absorbing and directional change stabilizing mount includes a hollow accordion pleated resilient material four walled enclosure fastened at its bottom to a mounting plate having two inside to outside small air flow dampening openings therein.
Abstract: An ionized gas drive system is provided wherein electrically charged gas atoms (or molecules) moving through a magnetic field at right angles to the lines of flux experience a force at right angles to it's direction of motion and to the magnetic field. A motor driven rotor mounting a plurality of permanent magnet elements all mounted with common polarity outward is mounted for rotation within an annular ring of gas passages extending between a low pressure gas manifold and a high pressure gas manifold. Each gas passage includes a conductive wire extension part within and partly to the outside of the respective gas passages that, with rotation of the magnetic mounting rotor and movement of the magnetic field lines of force develops an induced electronic flow whereby gas atoms touching the portion of the wire extension take an electron from the gas atom. The resultant ionization of the gas atoms is an aid to the gas being moved by the moving magnetic field generated with rotation of the rotor.
Abstract: A two axis drive lugged belt and lugged pulley drive system driving a driven member independently in two, mutually perpendicular areas with the drive in each direction operational alone or simultaneously for vector movement of the driven member. Both X-Y axis are directly belt-driven by respective motors and with the axis considered "Y" the primary hysteresis minimizing drive is directed primarily to the lugged belt of substantial length in the "Y" axis. This is with the "Y" drive lugged belt routed around six pulleys to move the "X" axis carriage mounting and guide structure, with the belt attached at two points, at opposite sides of one end of the "X" axis carriage mounting and guide structure. The drive motor for the "Y" drive lugged belt is directly coupled to one of the six pulleys that is gear meshed to another of the six pulleys assuring precise synchronous counter-rotation of the paired set of pulleys at one corner of the "Y" drive.
Abstract: A multi-layered screen with layers closely spaced positioned for use in carburetor equipped internal combustion motors in the manifold openings beneath the carburetor in the path of intake air flow with, under a one-barrel carburetor one multi-layered screen being used, with a two-barrel carburetor one or two multi-layered screen units are used depending on whether one barrel is a kick in barrel for acceleration, and in a four-barrel carburetor two are used for the normal run barrels with none in the two kick in barrels that come into use for heavy acceleration.
Abstract: Ultra-broadband impedance matched electrically small complementary-pair antennas using thin wire elements with impedance optimizing feed are presented. Efficiencies are determined by achieveable loss resistances in the radiating structure itself, rather than the (limited) quality of an external loading coil; and by energy channeled into the difference port of the feed hybrid, that is used to match two complementary impedances. Broad and impedance loci are achieved for the thin radiators by horizontal feed bars placed prior to the complementarizing circuit. Impedance matching is then accomplished in a standard broadband hybrid or "Magic Tee" feed circuit, which combines either two identical elements, where one has been "complementarized", or there are twoself-complementary elements, such as a monopole and a half-loop.
Abstract: A protective and decorative, snug fitting temperature insulative wrap cover for the metal buckles of automotive seat belts and covers for shoulder harness metal couplings. These covers that can be quite colorful protects a seat belt and shoulder harness user in a car from hot burning hand contact with sun heated metal buckles or in the winter with chillingly cold metal buckles. In addition the material of the covers may be coated or impregnated with luminscent material for improved visibility ease of location in the dark of night.
Abstract: A replacement metal cap clinching tool for recapping automobile door and trunk lock cylinders. The tool has a base, that may be mounted in a bench vice, having a cap receiving pocket that has a resiliently compressible rubber cushion seated in the bottom thereof and upon which replacement metal cap is placed that receives the head end of a lock cylinder that is to be recapped. Two opposing handles that are each pivotal pin mounted in the tool base, are each formed with an inwardly directed clinching nose that engage respective opposite side cap tabs aligned therewith that are first bent inwardly by the handle clinching noses that translate with continued handle inward rotation to a semi-vertical action with final crimping action of tabs with force reaction through the lock cylinder and the cap resiliently compressing the rubber cushion in the tool.
Abstract: A vehicle outside rear view mirror mounting extender that is interposed between a vehicle left hand and/or right hand side door mirror mounting and a mirror mount base. The mirror mounting extender has an inboard mounting plate that is mounted to the door mirror mounting assembly and outboard mirror assembly mounting plate with the plates joined by upper and lower parallel spacing struts. With the wider mirror spacing attained with this outside rear view mirror mounting extender rearward vision is greatly improved particularly for trucks without an interior rear view mirror. This external mirror mounting extender presents minimal wind resistance with its open clean structure that provides strong solid support for the mirror.
Abstract: Greetings along with a portrayal scene are duplicated on both a greetings card and a coin (medallion) packaged together in respective pockets of a two pocketed transparent package. Openings are provided in each pocket whereby the coin can be removed and the card, a folded over on itself card, may be removed for being signed personally and reinserted.
Abstract: Multi-solar cell panel powered trickle chargers are provided for lead acid batteries with the solar cell panel power connected to a DC to AC inverter multi-vibrator having a center tap and opposite end connections to a primary coil of a transformer. The secondary coil of the transformer has opposite end connections to two opposite terminals of a four diode rectifier bridge. The other opposite connections of the four diode AC to DC rectifier bridge are connected to like polarity terminals of a battery with connection via an insert into a cigarette lighter holder in a vehicle, or into a receptacle with two wires with end clips connectable to the terminals of a battery.
Abstract: An electric power driven sign raiser mounted inside a vehicle bvelow and inside a rear window. The unit is electrically conneced to be activated when the brake light come on with actuation of the brakes. Upon actuation an electromagnet and an electric motor are energized with the electric motor driving a sign lever up to the raised state with the sign showing through the rear window to a position where a switch is thrown cutting off power to the electric motor. The electromagnet holds the sign in the raised position for following drivers to see through the rear window and then when the vehicle brake pedal is released the electromagnet is de-energized and the sign falls back down to its lowered out of sight state ready for reactivation raising with the next application of the vehicle brakes.
Abstract: A shelf that can be installed on various length existing towel bars using double-sided adhesive tape. The shelf is a convenience item that will not interfere with the original use of a towel bar with opposite side mounting brackets fastened to the underside of the shelf with double-sided adhesive tape supporting the shelf well above the towel bar. The shelf element itself has a rear flange that is fastened to a wall with double-sided adhesive tape to further securely mount the shelf in place above a towel bar. Bracket triangular knock-outs are provided for adaption to mounting on top pointed towel bars.
Abstract: A gate latch structure with a striker bar mounted on a fence gate hinge mounted on a fence. The latch structure also includes a pivot latch member pivotally mounted on a latch mounting back plate mountable on a fence post or the middle end of the other half of a double gate with the pivot latch member and the back plate symmetrical for turn over mounting adaption to left hand opening and right hand opening gate sections. The striker bar receiving opening in the pivot latch member has a rear edge recessed back from the rear end of the striker bar receiving opening in the latch mounting back plate. The back plate has upper and lower striker bar entrance guide ramps and the pivot latch member has two entrance lifting ramps only one in use depending on right or left gate mounting by entrance of the striker bar. Pivot latch member pivotal movement about the pivot screw mounting thereof is limited by a limit screw engaging an end of an arcuate slot therein.
Abstract: An ellipsoidal reflector system concentrating energy utilizing two effects- one being that light passing through one focus of an ellipse will tend to line up with the major axis after each reflection, combined with the other in the properties of ellipses rotated off-axis having one distributed focus and one point focus. After a few reflections light having originally passed through one focus is, for practical purposes, running along the major axis even though the major axis is approached as an asymptote. This energy concentration system would be quite useful as a source of highly collimated light such as would be more practical for field surveying work than, for example, lasers, for optical alignment, and fiber-optic carrier media input. In addition to light some of these ellipsoidal reflector systems for concentration of energy are also effective for ultrasonics and/or shock waves.