2012
Consumer Products

The present invention provides a pin & clamp style tool holder mountable on a lathe or other machine tool for supporting a cutting plate relative to a work piece for cutting or shaping the work piece. As these types of cutters (carbide inserts are lower cost and provide twice the cutting point/edges) would a great cost cutter for the frequent hobbyists, or for a professional shop worker in car brake repair businesses, or maintenance department for heavy equipment companies. Competing makers of the charge much more for their small pin & clamp style tool tool holders. Thats because of all the extra things that go into them. Mostly adding to their expense is an overhead clamp, screwed into a ...

The Challenge

To develop a system for detecting the presence of weevil in mango trees in order to protect them from weevil infestation as well as to medicate them at the earliest. The weevil infestation in mango trees causes serious problems and they decrease the yield of the mangoes produced. The farmers find it very difficult to trace the infected tree in their own fields. The present method (current scenario) is visual inspection where in a farmer has to see for any symptoms like oozing out of an viscous brown fluid, extrusion of the chewed up fibers through the holes in the trunk of the tree, longitudinal splitting of the leaf bases and withering of the central spindle. In ...

Behind petroleum, coffee is the second most traded product in the world. The consumption per year is about 1.3 kilograms per person. 45% of Americans over the age of 18 drink coffee every day. There is a reason behind these statistics, and it’s simply that people love coffee. Drinking coffee could become more sustainable if we could heat the water with no electricity, and if we wouldn’t have to use non-recyclable paper cups. Also, if there was a portable coffeemaker, we could drink cheaper coffee at any time and at any place.

I designed a solar coffeemaker, which works like this: A blacksurface is placed at the top of the coffeemaker, and it absorbs solar energy. This surface has ...

This device allows the replacement of vacuum tubes with a solid-state device. The user still gets the "tube" sound that has had a resurgence in the last few years.

As a consequence of the replacement, energy used for lighting the filament is saved, and corresponding heat produced is eliminated.

The device is fairly robust, and after being tested in the field for a few years there have been no failures.

The gain in these existing models is the same as a standard 12AX7 tube, which is probably the most-used preamp tube type.

Since it is an engineered device, the characteristics can be tailored to each application.

There is now a high-gain model which has ...

Soshowise.com is a marketplace for face to face expert advice on just about any subject. Soshowise is like YouTube, except every video producer is an expert in a topic, and they can charge people for live video consultations. What Soshowise provides is the immediate access to the exact expert you‘re looking for. We will have experts in a variety of fields from Accountants and Life Coaches all the way to Handymen and Landscapers. On Soshowise you can find just about any kind of expert, located anywhere in the world, and speak with them face to face via webcam at the convenience of your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Video sessions on Soshowise are live, interactive, and face to face. The ...

BabyDot™ is a simple label that changes color when breast milk spoilage is expected to occur.

Moms want to keep the food that they give their babies safe. Breast milk only lasts for about 6 days in the regrigerator and only 6 hours at room temperature. Before BabyDot™, in order to figure out how old stored breast milk was, mothers had to record dates on a calendar or container or 3x5 card. Until BabyDot™ there was no easy way for moms to figure out when their breast milk had spoiled. This is complicated and confusing for moms, dads, partners, grandparents, babysitters, daycare and other caregivers.

The BabyDot™ label – which is in the shape of a dot – changes ...

Description:
The Spot Metal Detector is a metal detecting system designed to scan and indicate the location of underground metal objects with a marking fluid or paint. The device vastly improves the abilities to scan large areas for metal objects accurately and safely from a remote location.

Problem Solved:
By providing a four foot wide path of full surface scanning The Spot Metal Detector device solves the common problems of missed items associated with the hobby, commercial, law enforcement and military applications of underground metal detection. The device also allows for detection of an area without the need for intimate personnel interaction, potentially removing the threat of injury and death.

Benefits:
Benefits of the device include the ability to ...

With plastic pollution becoming an increasingly growing threat, with the Great Pacific Garbage Patch or drinkable water pollution, the need to revise our consumer habits is needed. By using glass bottles instead of plastic bottles, the use of plastic would be greatly reduced. A standard agreed worldwide would ensure the profitability and ease of use of the process, and make recycling easier, since any bottle could be cleaned and reused for anything. Current "recycling" usually involves breaking or melting the bottle. It would leave the packaging for brands to get a distinctive look. A global standard could be extended to all containers, like jerrycans, plastic boxes for small parts, or even ballpoint pen ...

When using devices with cords or wires, many times there is a need to temporarily attach the wire to something. Devices such as MP3 players, mobile phones and other electronic applications have earphones or hands free devices where the wiring can get entangled or in the way. A sudden shock can remove ear pieces or damage connectors. A strain relief comb or helix provides a temporary fixing solution for the wires. Also depending on the design it is possible to use the strain relief system as a frictional brake, when the connected devices and components are protected from shocks and other fast phenomena. This can be achieved by adjusting the dimensions of the component and by material selection.

As illustrated, ...

In the current context of everyday electronic devices such as smartphones or tablets, we encounter the problem of insufficient duration of the battery for extended use of the device due to current urban man is more dependent on electronic communications such as checking e-mail, bills, currency, leisure, or social networks. Generally,the maximum use of these devices continuously is from 3 to 4 hours, so in working hours, which is away from home while traveling to and from work, is unable to recharge the device to the mains during the day. It also adds the problem that people who travel long distances to work have to carry everything they need in their suitcase to spend all day outside the home.

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