Patents Represented by Attorney Woods, Rogers & Hazlegrove, PLC.
  • Patent number: 5967062
    Abstract: An apparatus burns tires in a horizontally rotating combuster. The tires are loaded into a rotating combustion chamber through a traveling air lock and burned until they are reduced to ash. Combustion is enhanced by tumbling the burning tires in the rotating chamber while adding preheated draft air. The intake draft air is controlled using thermal expansion of the rotary combustion chamber to activate the draft control valve. The inner surface of the chamber is tapered in order to prevent unburned debris from advancing prematurely; however, angled flights, positioned along the inner surface, cause the residual ash to advance with each successive revolution of the combustion chamber. The resulting combination of gases and ash are then forwarded to an afterburner for completion of the combustion and disposal of the ash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: Atlantic Pacific Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack B. Larson, James C. Branscome
  • Patent number: 5938376
    Abstract: In an automated temporary roof support and roof bolting machine there are several safety features. The machine has forward operator's stations on each side of the machine. All the controls for operating the machine are in the operator's stations. The machine is pulled forward, a precise distance, by a hydraulic cylinder with a limited stroke. The pulling of the machine is controlled by safety switches requiring both operators to operate the switches in unison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Inventor: Robert J. Alcaraz
  • Patent number: 5890260
    Abstract: A safety device made of soft conformable cushioning material to be formed about the handle of manual work implements or tools to protect the hands of the user. The material is brightly colored to attract the eye and prevent the loss or misplacement of the tools. The material may be a polymer or rubber foam with or without a smooth outer surface. The user of any hand tool can modify the tool with the safety material by measuring, cutting and trimming to fit, then attaching the material to the handle of the tool by an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Inventor: John C. Gaunt
  • Patent number: 5833295
    Abstract: A lightweight mobile kitchen has the capability to be transported to a remote food service site by a small prime mover and quickly be placed in operation by a minimal crew. The kitchen is self contained on a wheeled chassis and is moved as a closed wagon, then the sides and end are opened for cooking. Accessory flexible enclosure material is connected to the wagon sides to provide an enclosure for protection from the elements during service and consumption of food. The efficiency of the cooking operation results from the layout of the various utilities to maximize the individual resources of the cooks. The kitchen has compartmentalized areas for sanitation, food preparation, grilling, convection baking, ovens, and warming. The kitchen is self contained and includes its own fuel, filtration system, potable water, fuel, electric lights, an automatic gas shutoff and a fire suppression system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Inventor: James M. Farlow, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5722865
    Abstract: The canard balanced marine bicycle is an aquatic vehicle having a long and very narrow hull which depends, for its stability, on the dynamic forces generated by its movement through the water acting on the canard. The canard depends from the bottom of the hull and is movable about its axis by handlebars controlled by the rider. The vehicle is powered by the rider through the manipulation of pedals which drive a propulsion system. The vehicle is guided by a steerable rudder operated by controls located on the handlebars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1998
    Inventor: George W. Tatum