Abstract: A tool for rotating a conventional, medication bottle that is to coupled to a IV infusion bag. The tool has a main housing defining a hollow, frustro-conical shaped interior in which is mounted a flexible, high-friction, bottle-contacting member which surrounds and contacts a portion of the bottle, and a top cover/handle-member that retains the bottle-contacting member is place and also serves as a handle-element by which the tool may be rotated for screwing the bottle into the infusion bag. The top cover/handle-member may be rotated manually, or may be power-driven.
Abstract: A storage unit for photographic slides which is removably securable to an outer protective jacket, so that the storage unit may be easily removed, which is also provided with a plurality of holes for allowing it to be inserted and retained in a loose-leaf binder or notebook for removable storage. The outer jacket is provided with an interior pocket which snugly receives a stiffened end of the storage unit for accomplishing the easy removal from, or insertion of, the storage unit.
Abstract: A pill-dispenser to be worn as a neck-chain. The dispenser includes a storage tube having an upper dispensing outlet selectively closed off or opened via a sliding sleeve retained in place over the dispensing outlet by o-rings. The storage tube is coupled at its upper end to a chain whereby it is suspended in pendant-like fashion for aesthetic appearance.
Abstract: A lever adapter for use with door knobs for aiding arthritic patients in rotating the door knob. The lever adapter is attached to the door knob by a concave, arcuate member having a layer of adhesive. Pulling upon on or pushing down on the lever adapter will cause the simultaneous rotation of the door knob in one direction or the other, whereby linear motion is converted to rotary, in order to obviate the pain and discomfort associated with the turning of a door knob by arthritic persons.
Abstract: A combination sheath and shield for enclosing the needle of a hypodermic syringe and for preventing finger punctures during replacement of the sheath over the syringe needle, which includes a sheath that telescopically encloses the needle and frictionally engages the support portion for the needle and a sheath having foldable flaps that are foldable along the sheath during nonuse for compactness during shipping and storage.
April 8, 1988
Date of Patent:
July 25, 1989
The Cloverline, Inc.
William P. Heinrich, Norbert Leopoldi, Richard Brewer
Abstract: An illuminated paper tray having a main housing with a well for storing individual sheets of paper. The rear portion of the housing incorporates electrical circuitry for energizing and de-energizing a light bulb, which light bulb illuminates the well of the housing storing the paper via a separating partition of translucent plastic. The illumination of the light bulb is controlled by the insertion or removal of a pen into a through-hole formed in the rear portion of the housing. When the pen is inserted in the housing, for storage, the light bulb is de-energized, whereas upon removal of the pen from the housing for writing, the light bulb is illuminated.
Abstract: A squeeze-on flashlight in which a pair of batteries is provided in a plastic housing, one of the batteries having an outer metallic covering for selective electrical connection with a pair of elongated flexible finger elements positioned about the one battery. The finger elements extend from a spiral mount formed by a pair of loops which loops threadingly receive the threaded mounting cap of a light bulb mounted at the end of the housing remote from the end housing the one battery. By squeezing the outer plastic housing, the finger elements are urged into contact with the outer metallic cover of the one battery, to thereby close an electric circuit in series with the light bulb.