Abstract: Apparatus for controlling the delivery of air in a forced air distribution system having a source of air under pressure (4), a duct system to deliver the air, and a plurality of ports (8) in the duct system with each port defining an air delivery zone (16). The apparatus includes a vent member (20) associated with each of the ports which is movable between an open position to admit air to the zone and a closed position to block air from the zone. Independent actuator units (50) are provided to move the vent member between the open and closed positions controlled by a central control system. Thermostats in each air delivery zone communicate with the central control system (80) to control operation of the actuators units and the source of air under pressure which generally comprises heating or cooling equipment such as a furnace or air conditioning unit.
Abstract: A game to promote communication and understanding between couples. The game involves assigning points to a number of activities to be performed by one person, for example, the man, for the benefit of the second person, the woman. When the man performs an act such as letting the woman sleep in, taking the woman out to dinner, or giving the woman a gift, he is awarded the points assigned to that act. The accumulated points are tracked on a board. Once the points reach a certain level, the man is permitted to redeem the points for a reward such as a night out. The woman is permitted to block the awarding of points temporarily in the event of an extraordinary event such as the man forgetting the woman's birthday or not helping out with household chores.
March 21, 2001
Date of Patent:
October 14, 2003
R. D. Innovations, Inc.
Thomas Gordon Lennox, Robert Ian Gordon Brown