Abstract: A windshield sunshade for placement behind the windshield of an automobile, truck, boat or other vehicle that blocks and reflects hot radiation from the sun that otherwise greatly overheats a vehicle interior during hot sunny days. The sunshade is made up of connected and hinged planar parallelograms each having spaced parallel side edges but with the vertically extended edges at an angle relative to the generally horizontal upper and lower edges other than perpendicular. Other than at overall sunshade outer side edges and top and bottom edges the parallelograms are joined in horizontal tiers and side by side in vertical columns. There is a top center cut out to accomodate rear view mirror structure with part of the windshield sunshade still positionable to extend between the back of the rear view mirror and the windshield.
Abstract: A jet pump system that is portable on a truck or equipment skid and transportable from well to well and useable from the truck or equipment skid for the lowering and withdrawal of the jet pump down and up from a well with coiled pipe and coiled return line. In one version the coiled pressure fluid pipe and coiled return line are strapped together at intervals as the pump is being lowered and the pipe and line fed down the well with the pipe being the primary support for the lowered pump, the return line and the pipe itself. In another version a motor cable reel unit lowers and raises cable that is strapped at intervals to both the pipe and the return line as a support for the lowered pump, the return line and the pipe.
Abstract: A lipped mouth seal structure with inflated lips mounting a sponge rubber type seal engaging the side of a large container tank or ship such as an oil tanker around an area of puncture or rupture with the lips generally rectangular about an area enclosed thereby. The lips and the area within the lips is spanned by a leak proof flexible membrane overlying the back sides of the lips. The lips underlie, at the top and bottom of the seal structure, transverse cross brace bars retained in rearwardly extended sleeves of the seal structure. The lips are in the form of inflatable rings of rubber (natural rubber, synthetic rubber or rubber-like plastic) mounting the resiliently deflectable sponge rubber type seal on the front ship facing side of lips with the sponge rubber seal along with the inflatable rings resiliently deflectable to conform to ship outer surface irregularities in providing sealed containment about a ship skin rupture opening.
Abstract: A large sign mounted high on a supporting pole, tower or building is provided with changeable figure sections. Each changeable figure section includes an upper motor driven roller and a lower motor driven roller and an elongate panel of flexible material having digits 0 to 9 thereon with opposite ends of the panel fixed to and rollable on the respective rollers. A three wire motor control system is provided for each changeable figure section that extends therefrom to the ground and on to a remote location with a two way switch where the operator can watch the sign changes he is making. This makes it easier and safer for a person to change letters and numbers on billboards that are dangerous and/or inaccessable to climb up on and work on particularly with a sign high in the air facing the elements.
Abstract: A display case having a center enclosure, suited for containing trophies and/or other memorabilia, equipped with hinge mounted opposite glass faced picture mounting wings. The center enclosure is any of many different shapes rectangular with a pivot edge opening top, triangular with a removable top, cylindrical, oval or octagonal. Some of the enclosures may be opened from the front instead of the top or from the back. In any event items may be placed on display in the case center enclosure and pictures related to items displayed may be mounted behind glass in the opposite side wings.
Abstract: A confined system of sound transmission from a frequency attenuation compensated source through plastic pneumatic tubes in series with liquid tubes of considerable length, transmitting audio to and through pneumatic headphones to the ear canals of the user. It is an audio system suitable for use in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance scanning environments and for use in CAT scan environments. The system includes a stereo program source playing into a stereo frequency compensation amplifier driving right and left loudspeaker pneumatic drivers feeding audio to and through long liquid tubes in series with pneumatic tubes extended to left and right earphones of plastic headphones worn by a patient in a scan room environment.
Abstract: A universal refrigerant system gas pressure check gauge with a valve head opening about a valve pin within the valve head opening that is shaped to fit on and over the low pressure suction side valve fitting of a refrigeration system with the valve stem of the refrigeration system suction side valve fitting engaging and being depressed by the gauge valve pin to open the valve. A resiliently compressible washer is held in the gas pressure check gauge valve head opening with a center opening in the washer that does not close on the valve pin in order that refrigerant gas may pass on through into valve head and gauge stem internal passages. The resiliently compressible washer is of such thickness as to be engaged and resiliently compressed by the end of the refrigeration system suction side valve fitting as the valve stem is being depressed by the gauge valve pin thereby sealing the valve fitting to the check gauge to insure that refrigerant materials leak very little if at all.
Abstract: A gate latch structure with a striker bar is mounted on a fence gate hinge mounted to the fence. A gate handle is provided that has a striker bar enclosing loop reinforcing the mounting of the striker bar on the gate. The latch structure also includes a pivotal latch member pivotally mounted on a latch mounting back plate that is mountable on a fence post or the middle end of the other half of a double gate. The striker bar receiving opening in the pivotal latch member has a rear edge recessed back from the rear end of the striker bar receiving opening in the latch mounting back plate. With this structure the back plate absorbs striker bar closing impact directly rather than such impact being imposed on the pivotal latch member and on the pivot screw mounting the pivotal latch member.
Abstract: A level sensing system with a level sensor-data transmitter and a data receiver-display for use particularly with long (18 wheel type) trailer dump trucks plagued with a problem hazard of trailer turn over as it is elevated in the dumping process. The sensor-data transmitter is placed in a desired location on the truck trailer where it is to monitor a level condition generally on the trailer frame in the area of the trailer rear wheels, and the data receiver display is located in the truck cab for observation by the operator. The level sensor includes a plumb vane mounted with two right angle pivot axis-pitch and roll with the rotation around the roll axis when the wheels are not level. Since the plumb vane tends to remain vertical, the frame around it, attached to the truck trailer, moves relative to the vane with this movement in the roll plane sensed and data, with roll beyond a predetermined limit, transmitted reflecting roll axis angular rotation. With a roll .THETA.
Abstract: A pre-measured amount of dry mix cement that is enclosed in water soluble material and shaped with a water reservoir is placed in a ground hole sized to the form it is receiving. It is in conical or cylindrical form with a center square or round hole receiving a square or round post or pole and is placed in the ground and the post or pole is inserted in the center hole. The water reservoir is of such volume that when it is filled the proper amount of water is provided for the amount of dry mix cement in the form. Then with dissolving of the water soluble material the cement and water may be mixed and stirred in place around the post or pole manually with a mixing rod. With drilling through a floor and into earth beneath the floor a similar product is used with the dry mix cement encased in water soluble material and shaped with a water reservoir. The form is placed in the hole and the reservoir is filled with water and then mixed with dissolving of the water soluble material.
Abstract: A down the hole product flow jet pump with a reverse flow removable injection nozzle that can be in the form of an orifice member placed in a plug or a one piece orifice and plug member that is moveable up and down the pumping fluid line dependent on the direction of fluid flow and/or non-flow in the line. The jet pump includes a check valve that opens for inflow of product from the well only when a drawing vacuum is created in the jet pump vacuum chamber so normal pumping flow can be stopped and reversed with the check valve closing when pumping flow stops and remaining closed during reverse flow in the system. A trap is provided at the wellhead into which the injection nozzle is floated with reverse flow of pumping fluid in the system. The injection nozzle is removable from the trap for servicing or replacement by insertion in the trap and then, with the trap opened, permitted to float down or be pumped down to seat in the jet pump housing on location down the hole.
Abstract: A portable combined hair shampoo basin and drying hood configured for use by a person reclining in a bed or on a couch such as a bedridden person although it may be used in the home by all family members for shampooing, hair coloring, permanent waving, and the drying of the hair thereafter. It is a box-like device that sits on the bed or couch having a double wall defined basin reservoir and a half moon cutout in a front wall to receive the neck of the user. The basin inner wall has a plurality of openings through which water passes when water is poured over the head from a pitcher to drain down through the openings into the reservoir. This keeps spent rinse water out of the upper basin section and away from clean hair with water draining from the reservoir container through a hose connected thereto during the shampoo process.
Abstract: A one piece beverage insulator holder in the form of a beverage container holder with an open top and an expanded area support base that is die cut from a sheet of insulative foam either open cell or closed cell laminated with a surface vinyl film. The one piece beverage insulator die cut pattern is in the form of a main body portion that, when the ends are tape fastened together and a can is being held thereby, assumes the shape of a cylinder. There is a bottom projection from an edge of the main body portion that has an interconnect shank having two opposite side cutouts extending into the main body portion. The bottom projection has a generally rounded portion, approximately the size and shape of a can bottom held in the holder, with a flat edge surface on the opposite side from the interconnect shank.
Abstract: A refrigerant material transfer adapter in the form of an instrument of semi rigid yet flexible plastic having a side tube projection that fits on an aerosol can valve stem of the type that opens the can valve for release of contents when the valve stem is sidewise angle deflected. The adapter has an outlet end with an opening shaped to fit on and over the low pressure suction side valve fitting of a refrigeration system. A center projection within the outlet end opening engages the valve stem of the refrigeration system suction side valve fitting so that when the adapter is pushed toward the refrigeration valve fitting the refrigeration system valve is opened. This is accomplished generally using both hands or with the thumb of the hand holding the aerosol can pressing against the back end of the adapter.
Abstract: A picnic table having a table top extending over and between sturdy support opposite end legs with a pot cooker mounted on and extending through an opening in the table top at a location between the opposite end legs. The pot cooker structure has a rectangular box shaped metal shield and support container having top flanges that extend out over the top of a square frame of wood resting on the table top around the table top opening through which the box extends to below the table top. The box is provided with a side opening therein in the portion thereof that extends below the table top for passage of air therethrough and extension of a propane gas line therethrough from a propane gas bottle mounted with a chain connected to the bottom of the table top.
Abstract: A composition solution of resinous polymeric material with the composition including polyvinyl chloride or polyvinyl chloride-polyvinyl acetate copolymer, a saturated vegetable oil release agent typically coconut oil, and a plasticizer such as epoxidized vegetable oil. The composition solution is useful for forming a temporary protective coating on glass, metal, and non-porous plastic or painted surfaces unaffected by the solution solvents. Another use for the composition solution is to provide a plastic permanent protective coating for substances such as sheet rock and wood. This not only presents a barrier to insect invasion such as by termites into wood but also presents a smooth surface on wood forms used as cement forms that gives effective release from cement molded thereon. It is a sealer surface for sheet rock ideal for the mounting of wall paper which when removed may be peeled therefrom without tearing of the sheet rock surface paper.
Abstract: A utility bracket with an adjustable cross bar used to haul articles and merchandise normally too long to fit inside a vehicle. The brackets are "S" shaped brackets formed of rod or tubing with a resilient tubular pad thereon through substantially the length of one of the loops of each bracket. The utility brackets are designed primarily for use by pairs mounted on a vehicle with the padded loops thereof extended, respectively, through the two passenger side windows of a four door car, through a window and over a side edge of a trunk, or a passenger side window and the side edge of the bed of a truck. The cross bar on each bracket is adjustable to adapt to substantially any car outer side contour with the cross bar adjustable vertically and horizontally to distribute weight laterally. The cross bar is also padded with resilient tubular padding to protect a car's outer finish.