Patents by Inventor Billy J. Battle

Billy J. Battle has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4660866
    Abstract: The invention concerns pipe joints in which an improved locking segment has an outwardly extending protrusion which is adapted to abut a circumferential wall in the bell end of a pipe which telescopically receives a second pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1987
    Assignee: United States Pipe and Foundry Company
    Inventors: Lawrence S. Jones, Billy J. Battle
  • Patent number: 4540204
    Abstract: A bell and plain end pipe joint are provided wherein the plain end has a raised portion on its outside diameter. A series of locking segments fit into a circumferential groove in the bell of one pipe and engage both the raised portion on the plain pipe and a portion of the bell. Upon an increase in fluid pressure in the pipes, the pipes tend to separate axially and the locking segments also contact and bear against a different portion of the bell. The joint provides a novel means of distributing the axial thrust tending to separate the pipe being joined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1985
    Assignee: United States Pipe and Foundry Company
    Inventors: Billy J. Battle, Robert M. Graham, Lawrence S. Jones, Andrew B. Malizio, George F. Rhodes
  • Patent number: 4532957
    Abstract: A friction reducing guide is provided as an insert in the metal gate of a resilient seated gate valve. The gate is encapsulated almost entirely with rubber except for the guide area. Friction is reduced and any corrosion resistant coating inside the valve body is protected, in the guide area, from excessive abrasion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1985
    Assignee: United States Pipe and Foundry Company
    Inventors: Billy J. Battle, Lawrence S. Jones
  • Patent number: 4437242
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining whether an approximately circular opening falls within predetermined dimensions. A flexible circular gauge comprises two resilient cylinders, one partially encased inside the other. The outer diameter of the smaller cylinder equals the minimum designed diameter of the opening. The thickness of the outer cylinder is equal to one-half the predetermined tolerance in variation in the dimensions of the opening, and the entire gauge is sufficiently flexible to follow the inside walls of the opening even though they may depart from a precise circle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1984
    Assignee: United States Pipe and Foundry Company
    Inventor: Billy J. Battle