Abstract: An electrical tripping mechanism for protecting an electrical device from mechanical and over temperature problems. The tripping mechanism includes a copper conductor encased within an insulative layer, where the insulative layer is provided with a helically wound metallic strip amenable to easy tearing when subjected to mechanical damage. When the continuity of the strip is broken, a sensor detects the damage and shuts-down the electrical device.
Abstract: A wheeled and collapsible disc golf caddy system to facilitate the pleasure of playing a game of disc golf. The system comprises an elongated frame member mounting a handle at one end thereof for towing the system behind the user thereof. Intermediate the frame member is a pair of collapsible wheels for easy transportation. The remote end of the frame member mounts a pivotal rim for removably receiving a drink containing chest that can be removably secured to the frame member by means such as VELCRO fastening members. Additionally, the system includes a housing, preferably U-shaped, mounted to the frame member and containing plural shelves for storing a variety of discs.
Abstract: A muscle stretching machine designed to provide the user with easy system of functional stretching and also provide the user with flexibility feedback information as to the performance of the stretch, such as but not limited to the angles of the stretch, the force of the stretch, the position of the stretch, and the duration of the stretch. A user of the muscle stretching machine can turn on the central processor, adjust the height of the machine to suit their height or to suit the type of stretch to be performed, step onto a round turntable subassembly, place the leg to be stretched on a foam pad designed to raise and lower the leg, pull down on a handle to raise the leg being stretched and read the information displayed on the central processor. When the handles are pulled down the leg is raised. When the handles are allowed to go up the leg is lowered.
Abstract: A multiple component tennis scoring and vibration dampening device including a pair of housing sections that are matable in communication with and attachable to the strings of a tennis racket. Each preferred housing section further includes a rubberized material which functions as a vibration dampening member, and a rotary dial on each of the housing section to designate the score of each player or team.
Abstract: A picture display system, such as for a table top display, utilizing a plurality of tetrahedronal shaped blocks which feature four planar faces of equilateral triangles. In the system, the blocks are positioned within a tray-like housing, preferably six-sided, where the housing includes a base or floor having an array of tetrahedronal shaped recesses or pegs for strategically positioning the respective blocks to expose one of the triangular faces, with each face having a picture segment. With the blocks so positioned, the picture segments reveal a full or completed picture.
Abstract: A customized swing set/play set system, and kit of components containing a pair of assembly brackets, where the assembly may be readily erected by a do-it-yourself handyman. The system, is for use in conjunction with a supply of wooden lumber products, which includes a pair of 4×4 leg supports, a 4×4 beam, and a wall panel section. A first bracket includes a pair of channel shaped sections extending angularly from an intermediate channel section. The second bracket includes a planar face plate and a pair of upstanding tabs extending generally perpendicular thereto.
Abstract: A passive sensor system having the capacity to respond to a variety of stimuli in the form of pulses of a specified frequency. The system includes a sensor operatively connected to an LC circuit characterized by a quality factor (Q) of less than 200, and a high Q resonator having a Q greater than 200.
Abstract: An impact resistant shutter assembly, such as Bahama and Colonial-style shutter assemblies, for protecting glass of external openings of a structure, where the shutter assembly is resistant to damage by flying debris from high wind storms and hurricanes, said shutter assembly designed to meet governmental building code requirements for resistance to flying debris from hurricanes. The shutter assembly comprises a generally rectangular frame fabricated of a light-weight metal, such as aluminum, having a pair of side members, and top and bottom members. Extending between and into the side members are a plurality of angled slats, where the ends of the angled slats are anchored within the side members by a pair of rod members passing through apertures in proximity to the slat ends. Optionally, a locking mechanism may be provided to secure a pair of shutter assemblies during the periods of high winds and hurricanes.
Abstract: A trailer mounted and adjustable mirror assembly for attachment to a trailer or hitch being towed by a towing vehicle. The assembly, when secured, helps facilitate securement of the trailer to the towing vehicle while the driver/operator remains in the towing vehicle. The assembly comprises a removable clamp mounting a pair of adjustable, telescopic tubular members on which is mounted a pivotal mirror mechanism pivotal throughout 360° and countless angles relative to the plane of the pivotal mirror mechanism.
Abstract: A single pill dispensing system for a bottle/vial of the type for dispensing a medication pill, where the bottle/vial has a circular body and receives a circular cap. To facilitate the dispensing of a single pill, an insert, slidably received in the circular body and circular cap is provided. The insert includes a body portion containing a circuitous channel of a size to accommodate a single pill as the user inverts or turns over the container body to capture and subsequently transfer the pill through the insert to a nesting recess in the lower surface of the circular cap.
Abstract: An adapter mechanism for removably mounting to a ground supported hoisting device to facilitate the removal, repair and reinstallation of a weighted mass, such as a vehicle transmission. The adapter mechanism includes an open peripheral frame for removable mounting to the hoisting device, and plural, laterally movable, pivotally mounted supports, pivotal about 360 degrees to provide support and balance to the transmission. Further, the adapter mechanism includes a strap encircling mechanism that includes a flexible U-shaped channel member that conforms to the secured transmission.
Abstract: A portable and stabilized foot rest for positioning on a supporting surface, such as a floor, or the like. The foot rest comprises a generally, rectangularly shaped housing mounting a pair of V-configured legs recessible within the housing in a storage or transporting mode, and extendible for use in a foot supporting mode. Plural releasable locking mechanisms are provided to secure the foot rest in the respective modes.
July 11, 2005
Date of Patent:
June 27, 2006
Roger L. Russell, John K. Lapp, Jr., Raymond R. Rutkowski
Abstract: A portable wheeled dolly for transporting a receptacle of articles, such as a quantity of baseballs to a practice field, where the dolly comprises a pair of spaced apart, elongated frame members, and a U-shaped handle engaging respective first ends of said frame members. Hingedly positioned along a midpoint of the of the frame members is a pivotal platform which functions as a transporting support surface for the receptacle, or as a seat in a static mode. A pair of wheels are provided in proximity to the second ends of the frame members, where the wheels are vertically spaced from the second ends to avoid ground contact in the static mode, but in rolling contact in the transporting mode.
Abstract: A three-piece stabilizing and adjustable bracket member for constructing an A-frame style swing set/play set system, ideal for erection by a do-it-yourself builder. The system includes a first cross beam securing member that features a face plate for selectively mounting a pair of angularly disposed leg support members. The face plate is provided with a single pivotal fastener and plural openings spaced an equal distance from the single pivotal fastener, such that the leg support members may be selectively pivoted about the fastener then secured in one or a pair of the plural openings.
Abstract: A displacement ventilation, low noise level, mixed air, HVAC system for ventilating a commercial or educational facility. The system includes a central HVAC air handling unit containing first and second duct works for receiving and transmitting conditioned air to rooms of the facility. Additionally, the system includes at least one air displacement terminal housing for delivering conditioned air to the room, where the air is delivered through an outlet in proximity to the floor of the room in a displacement manner.
Abstract: Invention discloses a wall suspendible cabinet for storing and displaying jewelry items, especially of the type for storing and displaying earrings having a looped hook, or a post and lock. The cabinet comprises a first section and at least a second section hinged thereto, pivotal from an open or jewelry displayed mode, to a closed or storage mode. The respective sections, along the inside faces thereof, includes means for suspending such jewelry items. One such means comprises a pleated mesh having a mesh face lying against a section backing face, and a series of laterally oriented, meshed flaps extending from the mesh face.
Abstract: A system and kit of components for winterizing plants and trees, where the invention comprises a skeletal frame formed by plural first tubular members, each having an upper end and a lower end. When assembled, the respective lower ends are spaced apart and positioned vertically and anchored within the ground surrounding the plant or tree. Joined between adjacent first tubular members are plural second tubular, horizontally oriented, members to form a generally square skeletal frame. About the skeletal frame is a light-transmitting plastic wrap. Overriding the skeletal frame is a top frame, preferably pivotal about a pair of upper ends, to allow access to the protected plant or tree. Additionally, the invention contemplates a cover, such as a plastic wrap or canvas-like material over the top frame to ensure complete protection of the plant or tree.
Abstract: A modular plug-in electrical wiring system that includes a pair of intermatable modular units that avoids the presence of a tangled mass of bare wires and wire nuts associated with conventional receptacle systems. A first unit is secured within a wall recess, such as between a pair of building studs, while the second unit slidable engages the first unit and may be removable secured thereto. The system is versatile as it can be used for mounting electrical appliances to a wall/ceiling.