Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Robert C. Peterson
  • Patent number: 6829967
    Abstract: A power tong for coupling and uncoupling tubular members including relatively large diameter members and relatively small diameter members whether in a concentric or not configuration, wherein a housing mounts a rotary framework having a U-shaped cavity adapted to receive tubular member coaxially with the rotary framework. The rotary framework pivotally mounts three chordal segments each having a toothed arc and a chordal border spaced about the cavity and having two pair of recesses with adjustable gripping elements seated therein, one pair for coupling and uncoupling relatively large tubular members from a stationary member and the other for coupling and uncoupling relatively small tubular members from a stationary member. The power tong is capable of engaging and uncoupling an outer tubing member, disengaging therefrom and then engaging and uncoupling an inner tubing member of a tubing string without repositioning the power tong, as well as, the reverse process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Inventor: Terry L. Kemp
  • Patent number: 6786312
    Abstract: A combination clutch and brake system that may be original equipment for or retrofitted to a motorcycle having a clutch, brake and stick shift mechanical rear box. The sole operating lever for applying the clutch and brake includes an adjustable cam and linkage arrangement whereby either the clutch or brake may be activated first or both activated substantially concurrently. The clutch is controlled by cam action and the brake by a adjustable linkage to the cam which legs the rotation of the cam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Inventor: Lewis L. Osborne
  • Patent number: 6663452
    Abstract: An aquatic fin for propulsion of a watercraft including a foot securing section and a blade section. The blade section having a top surface forming a concavity and a bottom surface forming a convexity. The blade section and foot section are joined by side walls and struts which define channels for directing water around the convexity in order to lessen the resistance of the fin moving downwardly and rearwardly through the water and with the upwardly and forwardly movement of the fin the concavity increases the resistance through the water, thereby propelling the watercraft away from the direction the user is facing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Inventor: Robert J. Myers
  • Patent number: 6640741
    Abstract: A pontoon watercraft having a pair of inflatable pontoons, secured by a framework, which maintain the pontoons spaced apart and symmetrical and parallel with each other. The watercraft has an integrated load distribution system, which includes coordinating the seat, foot rests, oar locks and auxiliary mount with the physique of the user whereby the center of gravity of the watercraft is preferentially established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Inventor: Robert J. Myers
  • Patent number: 6619474
    Abstract: A paint and palette caddy in the form of a case, which includes a hinged top with closures and a pull out drawer, which may be latched; under the top is a rack or tray having a number of sockets for holding paint cups by friction or indexing means and a number of slots for holding the paint cup caps; the upper area of the paint cups are slightly larger in dimension than the sockets; the drawer, when extended, provides a paint palette surface that may be covered with a disposable sheet so that the palette surface remains free from paint; the removable cups are sealed with an appropriate cap to provide an airtight seal and eliminate as much air space as possible between the surface of the paint and the cap; the cups may be removed from the case and stored in a freezer to preserve the paint for extended periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Inventor: Devida Montgomery
  • Patent number: 6592332
    Abstract: A pump-off control system for use with an electric motor driven pump jack assembly for operation of a down hole pump in which a circuit interrupter device is attached to the top of the polished rod of the pump jack and upon occurrence of fluid pound, the polished rod imparts sufficient force on the circuit interrupter device to open the electrical contacts of the device momentarily interrupting power to the electric motor shutting down the pump for a period of time determined by a time delay relay that controls the shut down time for the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Inventor: Joe Kent Stoker
  • Patent number: 6508194
    Abstract: A personal pontoon watercraft having a pair of pontoons with twin bladders secured by a three piece yoke frame which maintain the pontoons spaced apart and symmetrical and parallel with each other to accommodate the user, with an integrated load leveling system for personal and operational convenience. The watercraft is adapted to support an adjustable motor and anchor mount behind the user and two piece oars in gunwales at the outermost part of the yoke frame. The design provides for other auxiliary items such as a mesh fish basket, storage containers and the like. Further, the watercraft is assembled with no special tools and when disassembled the entire watercraft can be stored in a suitable bag having a length of approximately four feet and a girth of approximately six to seven feet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Inventor: Robert J. Myers
  • Patent number: 6497133
    Abstract: A combination cable cutter and bender includes a pair of arms each terminating at one end in a cutting blade pivotally mounted to form a cutting jaw, a first guide mounted on the pivot, a second guide spaced from the pivot on one of the pair of arms, an offset plate attached to the other arm supporting a third guide more distal from the pivot than the second guide, whereupon spreading the arms apart, a straight section of cable for bending is positionable between the first and second guide on one side and the third guide on the other side and closing the arms together bends the cable to the desired degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Inventor: Larry J. Rose
  • Patent number: 6491558
    Abstract: A dual pontoon float having a pair of inflatable pontoons joined together by a rigid floatation seat which secures the pontoons in parallel and symmetrical alignment; an upper inflatable horseshoe body having arms is releasably secured to the pontoons by its arms in one of a more aft or more fore position relative to amidships for distributing the load; the arms are secured to the pontoons with loop and pile fasteners and belts and buckles; a backrest is attached to the center of the horseshoe body; the open end of the body includes a spacer or stabilizer bar, whereby the spacer bar and rigid floatation seat resist inward collapse and rotation of the pontoons; thus when inflated and assembled, provides a rigid, stable dual pontoon float with the pontoons parallel and symmetrical; storage compartments are attached to the arms and backrest; and an apron is releasably connected between the spacer bar and arms to provide a working surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Inventor: Robert J. Myers
  • Patent number: 6378628
    Abstract: A mud separator monitoring system utilizing electronic transducers positioned in various locations in the mud separator and the lines leading from the mud separator to the mud return pit and gas discharge flare for obtaining data during drilling operations to calculate the volume of gas retained in the drilling fluid, the hydrostatic head of the drilling fluid and gas pressure in the separator on a continuing basis and informing field personnel of conditions in the mud separator indicating potential hazard. The system further monitors continuously the volume of injected gases and hydrocarbon gases circulated during drilling operations for making adjustments to the volume of injected gases required to sustain the drilling operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Inventors: Louis L. McGuire, Weldon McGuire, Frank Brych
  • Patent number: 6360494
    Abstract: An incarceration facility includes a control center with a panoramic view of cell units, recreation area, work area, entryway, multi-purpose rooms and stairwells. From the control center the entire facility is under 100% surveillance in which the complete interior of the cell units, stairwells, recreation area, work area, entryway and multi-purpose rooms are fully visible. All structures facing the control center are of transparent material and, excluding the exterior walls surrounding the facility, all solid walls are radially aligned to the control center. The radial omni-view facility provides the usual inmate activities of living, eating, recreation, work, study and congregation in a facility having absolutely no blind spots and constant surveilability of the inmates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Inventor: Carl Sonny Emerson
  • Patent number: 6343560
    Abstract: A personal pontoon watercraft having a pair of pontoons with twin bladders secured by a three piece yoke frame which maintain the pontoons spaced apart and symmetrical and parallel with each other to accommodate the user, with an integrated load leveling system for personal and operational convenience. The watercraft is adapted to support an adjustable motor and anchor mount behind the user and two piece oars in gunwales at the outermost part of the yoke frame. The design provides for auxiliary items such as a mesh fish basket, storage containers and the like. Further, the watercraft is assembled with no special tools and when disassembled the entire watercraft can be stored in a suitable bag having a length of approximately four feet and a girth of approximately six to seven feet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Inventor: Robert J. Myers
  • Patent number: 6168054
    Abstract: A self-contained oil recovery system is mounted on a portable trailer. The oil recovery system includes an oil recovery tank, an air driven motor for transferring oil from a source to the oil recovery tank after the initial blow down of the oil source into the oil recovery tank, and a hydraulic driven discharge pump for transferring oil from the oil recovery tank to a well site facility. The oil recovery system is capable of transferring oil from the oil source into the oil recovery tank and at the same time transferring oil out of the oil recovery tank to the well site facility, inasmuch as the oil recovery tank is at atmospheric pressure. The air driven is operated by an air motor supplied with air from an air pressure tank maintained under pressure by an air compressure. The air compressor and the hydraulically driven discharge pump are operated by hydraulic motors. The hydraulic motors are operated as part of a hydraulic system including a hydraulic fluid reservoir and hydraulic controls and pumps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2001
    Inventor: William D. Shelton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6164493
    Abstract: A self-contained oil recovery system is mounted on a portable trailer. The oil recovery system includes an oil recovery tank, an air driven motor for transferring oil from a source to the oil recovery tank after the initial blow down of the oil source into the oil recovery tank, and a hydraulic driven discharge pump for transferring oil from the oil recovery tank to a well site facility. The oil recovery system is capable of transferring oil from the oil source into the oil recovery tank and at the same time transferring oil out of the oil recovery tank to the well site facility, inasmuch as the oil recovery tank is at atmospheric pressure. The air driven pump is operated by an air motor supplied with air from an air pressure tank maintained under pressure by an air compressor. The air compressor and the hydraulically driven discharge pump are operated by hydraulic motors. The hydraulic motors are operated as part of a hydraulic system including a hydraulic fluid reservoir and hydraulic controls and pumps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Inventor: William D. Shelton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6105689
    Abstract: A mud separator monitoring system utilizing electronic transducers positioned in various locations in the mud separator and the lines leading from the mud separator to the mud return pit and gas discharge flare for obtaining data during drilling operations to calculate the volume of gas retained in the drilling fluid, the hydrostatic head of the drilling fluid and gas pressure in the separator on a continuing basis and informing field personnel of conditions in the mud separator indicating potential hazard. The system further monitors continuously the volume of injected gases and hydrocarbon gases circulated during drilling operations for making adjustments to the volume of injected gases required to sustain the drilling operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: McGuire Fishing & Rental Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis L. McGuire, Weldon McGuire, Frank Brych
  • Patent number: 5926848
    Abstract: An apparel item especially for females which includes a headband having a series of metallic ribbons and cloth ribbons extending from the central region of the headband down the back of the head and over the shoulders of the wearer, the ribbons being curled and of varying lengths and are generally gathered by a barrette or clasp containing a sports team logo or other indica. The headband includes a tiara or crown piece of various artistic designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Inventor: Jeanneane Bartholomae
  • Patent number: 5237539
    Abstract: A system and method for processing and displaying well log data that provides real time and lag time data combined into a format which can be graphically printed using a printer interface to a computer during the drilling of an oil and gas well. Preselected monitors provide real time data such as weight on bit, mud pump pressure, revolutions per minute of the rotary table (drill string) and the like and lag data such as units of gas, porosity, and percent cut fluor. The monitored information is then processed by a microprocessor into digital real time textual data curves (CRVs) and digital lag textual data (LAG). These data are then processed by a central processing unit (CPU) of the system that automatically merges the CRV and LAG data, checks for completeness of file curve (curve and lag data), picks scales or enters user input scale and normalizes the data based on scale value, enters user comments for display, like change of mud weight, change of scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1993
    Inventor: Thomas H. Selman
  • Patent number: 5233065
    Abstract: This invention concerns the utilization of salts of alpha hydroxy carboxylic acids as stabilizers toward aging, boiling and dilution of aqueous aluminum acetate solutions. It also utilizes basic aluminum halides, other than fluorides, having the formula Al.sub.2 (OH).sub.6-m Cl.sub.m where m=1-5 or the formula Al(OH).sub.3-n Cl.sub.n where n=1-2, as starting aluminum raw material. The produced solutions are basic aluminum acetates with a pH that ranges from 2.0-7.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1993
    Assignee: Zirconium Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Sharif Sharif
  • Patent number: 5217632
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new process for preparing boron zirconium chelate solutions which are stable on the addition of acid bases, boiling, high dilution and/or aging. These chelates are useful in several industries, especially in the petroleum industry for frac fluids for treating oil or gas bearing strata especially deep hot wells. The boron zirconium chelates are prepared by forming a mixture of ammonium hydroxide, water soluble amines, sodium or potassium zirconium alpha hydroxy carboxylates selected from lactates, citrates, tartrates, glycolates, maliates, saccharates, gluconates, glycerates and mandelates, with polyols such as glycerin, erythritol, arabitol, xylitol, sorbitol, dulcitol, mannitol, inositol, monosaccharides and disaccharides and with water. This mixture is blended and then boric acid or borax as a source of boron is added and the pH is adjusted using inorganic or organic bases and/or inorganic carbonates and bicarbonates. The boron zirconium chelate solutions contain 0.1-3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1993
    Assignee: Zirconium Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Sharif Sharif
  • Patent number: D342531
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1993
    Inventors: John Commander, Eddie McPherson