Patents Represented by Attorney Edward L. Brown, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7004546
    Abstract: A stowable chair armrest for a seat assembly which includes a armrest portion connected to the seat assembly through a restricted movement rotating joint which has limited rotation about a horizontal X and Y axes, the Y-axis being parallel to the length of the armrest portion and positioned above the plane of the seat cushion whereby the armrest portion is rotatable about the Y-axis approximately 180° from an elevated position of the armrest to a retracted position. When the armrest is in its use position, it cannot rotate downward about its Y-axis. However, the arm rest can be lifted upward 10° about its X-axis, wherein a flat blade connecting the armrest to a spherical pivot becomes aligned in a longitudinal chamber having a circular cross-section thus permitting the armrest portion to rotate 180° about its Y-axis to its stowed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Cessna Aircraft Company
    Inventors: Todd A. Thisius, Arthur E. Chapman, II, Timothy J. O'Connell, Craig D. Cillessen, Christopher A. Pinkerton
  • Patent number: 6961983
    Abstract: Method and apparatus of back riveting construction for sections of aircraft structure utilizing the flush riveting wherein the back bar tooling for all the rivets in the entire section is a single piece of stationary tooling which conforms to the exterior shape of the aircraft section. The rivet gun is a single impact pneumatic gun with a rivet driving hammer which is offset from the axis of the gun's piston and impact pin to upset rivet under C-channel flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Assignee: Cessna Aircraft Company
    Inventors: Joel J. Heck, Mark W. Palmer, Earl V. Long, Richard Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 6961982
    Abstract: Method and apparatus of back riveting construction for sections of aircraft structure utilizing the flush riveting wherein the back bar tooling for all the rivets in the entire section is a single piece of stationary tooling which conforms to the exterior shape of the aircraft section. The rivet gun is a single impact pneumatic gun with a rivet driving hammer which is offset from the axis of the gun's piston and impact pin to upset rivet under C-channel flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Assignee: Cessna Aircraft Company
    Inventors: Joel J. Heck, Mark W. Palmer, Earl V. Long, Richard Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 6932172
    Abstract: Cutter elements including pointed contact structures and elements, and rock tools or bits for carrying those elements, for chipping, cutting, and breaking non-ductile materials are disclosed. The cutter elements, the ends of which directly contact and cut through rock and other materials, have tapered contact structure ends which are flatter than those known to the prior art, obtaining increased durability. The contact elements which may be part of the contact structures are selected of materials having hardness and other characteristics in relation to those of the mounting structures, including the tapered and projecting portions, which also add durability and wear-resistance to the elements. Fixed, replaceable, and rotatable cutter elements are disclosed. Rock tools including bits are also disclosed for carrying the cutter elements, having sockets for threaded or rotatable cutter elements arranged in straight or curved rows on the head opposite the drill-string-engaging base of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Inventor: Harold A. Dvorachek
  • Patent number: 6912754
    Abstract: The golf shoe brush of the present invention includes a housing, a shoe brush and a brush tray, which is slidably mounted to the housing. The housing is configured to be mounted under the body of a golf cart or motor powered vehicle. The brush tray is slidably mounted to the housing and is spring biased to move from a retracted position where the brush tray is substantially enclosed within the housing to an extended position where the brush tray is extended away from the housing to present the shoe brush for easy access by a golfer wishing to brush the sole of his or her golf shoe. The housing has a pin and the brush tray has openings for receiving and capturing the pin so that the brush tray can be secured in the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Inventors: Gerald D. Kunkle, James C. Bulloch
  • Patent number: 6898815
    Abstract: A portable unloading dock for trucks including a frame structure, including a pair of trusses and lateral members supporting a ramp having an elevated end and a ground engaging end. The dock includes a plurality of wheels supporting the dock for manual movement, which are positioned inwardly from both ends of the ramp. A pair of linear actuators attached to the elevated end of the ramp having a contact foot for engaging the ground and lifting the elevated end of the ramp off its wheels and a plurality of adjustable length stabilizing legs mounted on the frame structure for ground engaging support when the dock is lifted off its wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Inventors: Cleone Young, legal representative, Carl R. Young, deceased
  • Patent number: 6874308
    Abstract: A tilting deck lawn mower including a tractor frame, with drive wheel hydrostatic steering supporting a carrier frame and cutting deck pivotally mounted to the tractor frame on a horizontal axis parallel to the path of movement of the mower. Supported by the carrier frame is a single cutting deck with multiple blades; a pair of castered wheels mounted on the carrier frame, one on each side for ground support; a horizontal leg supporting one of the wheels is pivotally journaled to the carrier frame; a parallelogram linkage connecting the rotation of the supporting leg to the tractor, whereby the supporting leg does not rotate relative to the ground when the carrier frame rotates and an adjustable supporting arms on the carrier frame supporting the cutting deck which arms lift the cutting deck up towards the carrier frame as the carrier frame and cutting deck begin the rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: Excel Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Harlan J. Bartel
  • Patent number: 6854201
    Abstract: A cutting tooth used on an endless chain-trenching machine to fracture and excavate the ground. The tooth includes a mounting portion for attachment to the chain and a cutting portion having a straight cutting edge at the leading end of the tooth positioned normal to the direction movement of the chain. The cutting portion is aligned from the mounting at an acute angle to the plane of the mounting portion and including convex surfaces on both sides of the cutting portion and a juncture line between the mounting portion and the cutting portion forms an acute angle with the direction movement of the chain whereby the cuttings produced by the tooth are lifted away by the chain as the chain is digging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Inventors: William D. Hunter, Ronald C. Becker
  • Patent number: 6820319
    Abstract: Method and apparatus of back riveting construction for sections of aircraft structure utilizing the flush riveting wherein the back bar tooling for all the rivets in the entire section is a single piece of stationary tooling which conforms to the exterior shape of the aircraft section. The rivet gun is a single impact pneumatic gun with a rivet driving hammer which is offset from the axis of the gun's piston and impact pin to upset rivet under C-channel flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Cessna Aircraft Company
    Inventors: Joel J. Heck, Mark W. Palmer, Earl V. Long, Richard Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 6729115
    Abstract: A twin-lever drive wheel steering mower for a sitting operator with each lever independently controlling a brake and the speed of each drive wheel through a separate hydraulic pump and motor transmission. A brake assembly positioned on each drive wheel; a pair of pivotally mounted steering levers, each controlling one of the pumps mounted on the mower for longitudinal movement, each steering lever is connected independently to the swash plate of its controlled pump providing variable speeds forward, reverse, and a neutral zero flow position; linkage members connecting the steering levers for each wheel to a brake assembly on each wheel; a pair of T-shaped slots having a lateral leg in a cover plate surrounding each of the steering levers allowing the levers to move laterally outward in the lateral leg to engage the brakes only in the neutral position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Excel Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Harlan J. Bartel
  • Patent number: 6704972
    Abstract: A lightweight plastic bolt-like fastener which is used in pairs having a dual ratcheting function. The fastener includes a bolt having a stem which is semi-cylindrical in cross-section, with a head connected to one end of the stem and a semi-circular aperture in the head positioned coaxially aligned with the stem for receipt of a stem from a second bolt directed in opposite orientation. Positioned longitudinally along the flat side of the stem is a rack of serrated teeth which when the stem is inserted within the semi-circular aperture, a deflectable locking tab attached to the head end of the stem engages the rack of serrated teeth as a ratchet, and since the two fasteners each have stems sliding within the semi-circular aperture of the opposing stem, there is a double ratcheting action between both fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: Cessna Aircraft Company
    Inventor: Kevin J. Pyle
  • Patent number: 6698404
    Abstract: An air-natural gas carburetor for a constant load stationary internal combustion engine including an air inlet passage connected to the intake manifold of an engine, a manually-controlled air valve in the inlet passage, a gas inlet conduit entering the air inlet passage and terminating in a discharge opening; a downstream pressure gas regulator supplying a constant gas pressure to the gas conduit and a manually-controlled valve in the gas conduit between the pressure regulator and the discharge opening which is independent in operation from the air valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Inventor: Charles H. Palkowitsh
  • Patent number: 6662970
    Abstract: An on demand oil dispensing system for motor vehicles including an electric motor driving a gear pump having flow paths including an intake line connected to an oil reservoir and a discharge line having a manual shut-off valve at the end thereof and a pressure sensing switch positioned in the discharge line which cuts off power to the motor and pump when the pressure in the discharge line rises above a set level and a reverse flow check valve in the discharge line upstream of the pressure sensing switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Inventor: Glen T. Presley
  • Patent number: 6640709
    Abstract: A substantially rigid ink pad assembly made of a first layer of a non-woven polypropylene filament bonded in an adhesive which is compressed and heated to a rigid form. The first layer is then thermally bonded to a thin layer of suede-like fabric which layered ink pad is contained in an open top tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Inventor: Bobby Kenneth Lowrance
  • Patent number: 6537008
    Abstract: A multiple use farm trailer for transporting large round hay bales in one configuration and rectangular hay bales or farm machines in another; the trailer includes a multiple-section deck with a stationary center section, two inner deck sections which pivot upward about a longitudinal axis, a locking leg of each inner deck section for retaining the inner deck section elevated at an angle to the plane of the deck, attached to each side of the deck is a side wall pivotally mounted to the deck whereby the elevated inner deck sections and their adjacent side walls in their raised positions form a cradle for support of a row of round hay bales. The pivoting side walls include linear actuating means for lowering the side walls and rolling the hay bales off the trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Inventor: Clay A. Haring
  • Patent number: D469863
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Kice Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: John E. Kice
  • Patent number: D476813
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Inventor: Barry T. Manges
  • Patent number: D490137
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Inventor: Charles R. Jones
  • Patent number: D490874
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Inventor: Charles R. Jones
  • Patent number: D493736
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Inventor: Anthonio Johnson