A blowgun has a movable mouthpiece coupled to a barrel, wherein a soft, and preferably fluid-soaked projectile is inserted into the barrel through the mouthpiece via a continuous channel that is formed by the mouthpiece and the barrel. After loading of the projectile, the channel is closed by moving the mouthpiece relative to the barrel.
A fiying toy has a leader portion defining an opening, and a supple tail portion defining an inlet and outlet, wherein when the toy is fiying in air, the air enters through the inlet and exits through the outlet. Also, a center of gravity of the toy is within the leader portion. Furthermore, the thickness […]
A fiying toy has a wing having a leading edge, a first end, and a second end. A ballast element is coupled to the first end of the wing, and a launcher receiver element that receives a launcher is coupled to the ballast element.
A collapsible chair having a backrest, at least one backrest support rod, and a backrest rod anchor coupling the backrest to the backrest support rod, wherein the backrest rod anchor comprises a rod end receiving portion coupled to a backrest attachment portion, the backrest support rod is at least partially enclosed by the rod end […]
An apparatus comprises a movable lock ring and a lock ann that prevents inadvertent movement of the lock ring. Contemplated configurations are especially useful in delayed coking vessels to prevent opening of the vessel while the vessel is in operation.
Methods and apparatus are provided in which a collapsible rocking chair has legs that translate towards and away from each other to configure the chair between open and collapsed dispositions, and at least one leg that slidably articulates with a rocker. Preferred embodiments have four legs. The left back leg slidably articulates with a left […]
A collapsible chair (10) has a first (110) and second (112) front leg, a rear leg (120), a seat support rod (130), and a backrest is attached to the front legs. The legs and the seat support rod are coupled via cross braces (140, 150) such that the seat support rod pivots in one direction […]
An electronic educational game (1) comprising a learning aid (10) that is adapted to receive and identify a lesson card (20), and to subsequently accept user input and to provide responses. The responses provided are at least partially determined by the identity of the lesson card. The identity is determined by using an optical code reader (200), that is part of […]
The present invention provides an improved probe tip (ball) made of silicon nitride that has a drilled cavity sized and dimensioned to receive a probe stem.
An advanced cosmetic color analysis system) analyzes the color of a three dimensional object to produce a plurality of color values for distinct subsets of a portion of the object, and a cosmetic analyzer combines the color values to produce a cosmetic color determination that has relative weightings of multiple cosmetic colors. Contemplated systems are […]