Abstract: A cooking utensil support apparatus used for the cooking of food in a cooking utensil over a heat source, such support apparatus having stand and a cooking utensil handle support member adjustably positioned on such stand with angle adjustment means for adjusting the angle of the cooking utensil handle support member and the handle supported therein of such cooking utensil.
Abstract: A device for retaining a baseball cap during washing or storage having a rear member with a cap crown support portion and a brim support portion. The brim support portion includes a brim receipt area for either curving the brim or maintaining the brim in a flat position. A front member is rotationally attached to the rear member for closing over the front of the cap's crown to retain the cap in its selected position.
Abstract: A bathtub ledger strap for use with the installation of a bathtub, such ledger strap being of generally planar construction for attachment to a ledger stud in a position corresponding to a wall stud, such ledger strap having a top portion, a mid portion and a lower portion disposed along its length with such portions having apertures/slots for adjusting the height and level of the ledger stud on a corresponding wall stud using screws and levering means and for permanently attaching the rim of the bathtub to the ledger strap and corresponding wall stud after the ledger stud is at the desired height and level state.
July 12, 2010
Date of Patent:
June 26, 2012
John D. Jackman, Christopher M. Jackman
Abstract: A display device and method of bead display for mounting an ornamental bead on a piece of jewelry in a bead receipt area having a curved light-reflective area for directing ambient and reflected light through and/or against the ornamental bead to highlight and illuminate the ornamental bead.
Abstract: A method of draining water entering a building having a foundation wall with no footing by removing a portion of the slab floor adjacent to the foundation wall and digging a trench and a divot trench, placing a cove base against felt and against the foundation wall with the cove base extending from above the slab floor and down into the trench divot. The trench divot is lined with felt, and a drain conduit is placed into the trench having apertures aligned with apertures formed in the cove base to direct water coming from the foundation wall behind the cove base, through the aligned apertures to be directed into the conduit to a remote location, such conduit being covered by fill and a vapor barrier and with concrete poured thereover and leveled to the height of the slab floor.
Abstract: A train detector having dual ultrasonic sensors positioned adjacent to a rail for sensing the movement thereby of a train wheel and determining the direction and speed of the train for transmitting such information to nearby workers and signal devices and a method of train detecting are disclosed.
Abstract: A portable trip cock tripper for use with a train having a trip cock mounted thereon, such trip cock tripper being manually positionable in desired locations adjacent to a track rail and remotely operated for movement of its tripper arm from a trip cock engaging position to a non-trip cock contacting position.
Abstract: A tool and method of repair for removing a bulge in a stained glass window by providing at least one aperture in the metal earning of the stained glass window; positioning at least one threaded rod member through at least one of such aperture(s); further positioning two tool members one on each side of the stained glass window, each tool member having at least one aperture defined therein and a flat surface with the flat surface of one tool member being positioned against the bulge in the stained glass window and the other positioned behind the bulge, each of such tool members receiving such rod member(s), respectively, in such tool member aperture(s).
Abstract: A tennis scoring system utilizing a display unit having a plurality of colored indicia areas disposed within at least a first and second scoring bar, each of such colored indicia areas of the first and second scoring bars representing, respectively, the games and sets to be won by the first and second players, each of such colored indicia areas in the first and second scoring bars to be changed in color in sequence whenever a player wins a game, such changed colored indicia representing the scores of games and sets won by the two players in a tennis match.
Abstract: A three-position mute for use with a musical stringed instrument, such mute having an elongated body with two pairs of legs extending therefrom, a slot defined between each pair of legs, a pair of notches defined in the bottom of the elongated body, such notches for engagement with selected strings of the musical instrument in selected modes of use and the slots for engagement on the musical instrument's bridge in a selected mode of use, such modes of use including a bridge engagement position in a first mode of use, a bridge-contacting position in a second mode of use, and a resting position with the mute installed on the strings between the bridge and the tailpiece.
Abstract: A structure and method for forming a U-clip assembly made of a plurality of U-clips arrayed in a continuous abutting relation, each U-clip having first and second slots defined in its crown portion with first and second soft metal wires positioned, respectively, in such first and second slots, such soft metal wire forming a shallow U shape between adjacent crown portions, such first and second soft metal wires being compressed within their slots to expand within such slots for contacting and urging against the sides and bottom of each slot and being retained therein, such soft metal wire and its shallow U shape between adjacent crown portions allowing the U-clip assembly to maintain a non-curved shape and to be substantially flat in configuration.
Abstract: A water seepage control device having a wall panel positioned vertically against the interior of a foundation wall, a base member extending horizontally from the bottom of the wall panel over a foundation footing, such base member having a plurality of elongated V-shaped formations formed therein extending downward with the points of such V-shaped formations resting on the top of the foundation footing to form a plurality of drain channels therebetween under the base member for directing water, coming down and through the interior foundation wall, through the drain channels and over the end of the foundation footing to a water-collecting area.