Patents Represented by Attorney Woodford R. Thompson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4570749
    Abstract: A portable suspended scaffold utilizes a carriage having circumferentially grooved rollers which engage upturned flanges on a set of purlins. A suspension structure depends from the carriage such that workers may affix overhead fixtures such as roof panels to the purlins above the scaffold. The scaffold utilizes a plurality of platform elements which are removably carried by the suspension structure such that the scaffold may be manually propelled along the length of the purlin without having the workers thereon dismount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1986
    Assignee: Mason Corporation
    Inventor: John R. McKibbin
  • Patent number: 4569264
    Abstract: An outside-in tow cutter having a horizontal axis of rotation for its cutter reel assembly which includes an inner plate and an outer ring carrying radially disposed cutter blades, the outer ring having an inner diameter slightly smaller than the diameter of the circle formed by the cutting edges of the blades. The outer ring also carries an annular lip which cooperates with a snug fitting discharge hooper so that a subatmospheric pressure may be induced within said reel and said discharge housing to facilitate the removal of cut tow therefrom and to provide for pneumatically drawing the uncut tow onto the cutter reel assembly via an inlet housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1986
    Assignee: Lummus Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald W. Van Doorn, James B. Hawkins, William A. Harmon, Terry L. McKenzie, William D. Beeland
  • Patent number: 4566308
    Abstract: A gas pressure gauge tester utilizes the pressure equalization perforations in the face of a gas pressure gauge to introduce pressurized gas into the gauge to counterbalance the gas pressure exerted on the gauge from the gas within a storage cylinder associated therewith. The gas pressure gauge to be tested is captured within a bracket which has integrated thereto a conduit connector cooperatively positioned to seal the pressure equalization perforations such that gases may be introduced thereto from a regulated supply of pressurized gas in order to counterbalance the internal pressure of the cylinder associated with the gauge. The amount of pressurization necessary to counterbalance the gas pressure is indicative of both the operability of the gauge and the state of charge of the associated cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1986
    Assignee: Amerex Corporation
    Inventor: Robert F. Powell
  • Patent number: 4563826
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for removing ballast from beneath railroad tracks utilizes a horizontal undercutter disposed beneath the track to remove the ballast therefrom into a trench excavated by a cooperatively mounted trencher wheel. A horizontally disposed conveyor is located in the trench rearwardly of and adjacent the trench wheel to receive the ballast from the undercutter and to transport the ballast to the trencher wheel for removal thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1986
    Assignee: Kershaw Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventor: John B. Whitaker, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4563794
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved roller gin having means for cleaning debris from the knife, and a process of operating such gin. Specifically, the gin includes means to rotate the roll in reverse, periodically, if desired, whereby any cotton, leaf, or other trash draped over the knife is thrown off or discharged from the gin. Means also is disclosed to operate the gin and its feeder in a fashion to gin all cotton enroute from the feeder to the gin prior to the gin going through its cleaning operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1986
    Assignee: Lummus Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: William D. Beeland
  • Patent number: 4550519
    Abstract: A fishing rod holder with automatic hook setter embodies a supporting frame having a rod holder operatively connected thereto and adapted for vertical pivotal movement. One end of a trigger rod is pivotally connected to the supporting frame with the other end of the trigger rod extending forwardly beneath a fishing rod supported by the rod holder. A fishing rod support member is carried by the forward end of the trigger rod and is movable therewith selectively to a lower inoperative position and to an upper operative, hook setting position. One end of a jerk rod is pivotally connected to the supporting frame. The other end of the jerk rod extends forwardly and is urged upwardly toward the trigger rod by a resilient member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1985
    Inventors: Harold J. Simmons, Billy R. Simmons
  • Patent number: 4550657
    Abstract: A baling chamber for a fiber press utilizing rigid upright doors pivotally mounted along their lower portions to contain fibers compressed thereinto by a moving platen. The doors separate slightly at the upper portion thereof responsive to the final compression of the bale thereby reducing the lateral pressure on the bale. One of the doors has rollers thereon to cooperatively engage a track parallel therewith such that the door may be displaced for removal of the bale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1985
    Assignee: Lummus Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald W. Van Doorn, James B. Hawkins, Francis W. Carpenter, III, Robert E. Lange, Tommy W. Webb
  • Patent number: D281771
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1985
    Inventor: Shirley B. Webb
  • Patent number: D281832
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1985
    Inventor: Douglas E. Trull
  • Patent number: D282215
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1986
    Inventor: Ellen F. Foreman
  • Patent number: D282480
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1986
    Inventor: Walker Reynolds, Jr.
  • Patent number: D282563
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1986
    Inventor: Charles B. Beene
  • Patent number: D283008
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1986
    Inventor: Gaddis G. Hall
  • Patent number: D283043
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1986
    Inventor: Larry E. Pitts
  • Patent number: D283363
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1986
    Assignee: Hurri-Kleen Corporation
    Inventor: Victor F. Kyatt
  • Patent number: D283650
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1986
    Inventor: Elbert R. Smith
  • Patent number: D283651
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1986
    Inventor: Elbert R. Smith
  • Patent number: D284282
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1986
    Inventor: Abraham Robinson
  • Patent number: D284721
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1986
    Inventor: Clyde L. Carter
  • Patent number: D285031
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1986
    Assignee: Plastic Clad Corporation
    Inventor: Robert O. Clark