Patents by Inventor Charles C. Vanderpool

Charles C. Vanderpool 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: 4432545
    Abstract: A pair of sparring gloves or muffs are attached to each leg of a pair of fighting cocks over the natural spur area. The muffs incorporate a member slideably movable along the axis of the natural spur in response to blows struck substantially along this axis. A plurality of switch means are successively actuated in response to movement of the slideable member by various increments of distance, commensurate with the force of the blow. Signals are generated and transmitted to a remote location by transmitters actuated by the switches and attached to the skin at posterior areas below the tail feathers of each bird. The signals are received at the location outside the fighting pit and used to increment counters indicative of the scores of the respective birds, which are weighted according to the force of the blows struck and visually displayed to the spectators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1984
    Inventor: Charles C. Vanderpool
  • Patent number: 4082596
    Abstract: A garment bag sealing machine includes a loading pole for loading a bagged garment onto said machine, the loading pole being movable to transfer the bagged garment to a pick-off unit and lifting cylinder which lifts the bagged garment until a detector, such as a photo electric cell, detects the bottom of the garment at which point a sealing unit, such as a heat sealing unit, is brought to bear upon the bottom portion of the garment bag causing the garment bag to be sealed. The lifting mechanism then carries the bagged garment to a slide rail system which then carries the garment to a packing or removal station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1978
    Inventor: Charles C. Vanderpool
  • Patent number: 4080685
    Abstract: An automatic headlight cleaning system wherein a transparent cylinder encircles the headlamps and is selectively rotatable about an axis to be cleaned by a stationary wiper element positioned out of the light path. The transparent cylinder is closed at one end by an integral end wall, and the other end is closed by a separate wall element fixed to the housing within which all the elements are mounted. The headlamp wiring extends through the fixed end wall, and an O-ring seals the annular space between the fixed end wall and the transparent cylinder. Means are provided for applying a cleansing liquid to the external surface of the cylinder by a forced spray and a rotating brush scrubs the external surface of the cylinder in advance of the wiper element. Drive means are provided for selectively rotating the cylinder and brush to position a clean section of the cylinder in the path of the beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1978
    Inventor: Charles C. Vanderpool
  • Patent number: 3982377
    Abstract: Apparatus for automatically covering an item, such as a garment on a hanger, with a bag closed at the top and sides, and open at the bottom. The bagging material is supplied from a continuous roll in tubular form and is automatically fed from the roll, pulled over the item, cut to the proper length for the item to be covered, and heat sealed along the top edge. Unique means are provided for holding, cutting and sealing the bagging material, preferably a thermosensitive plastic, as well as for re-opening the end after cutting to begin a new cycle. Three stations for holding items to be covered, i.e., loading, bagging and discharge stations, are positioned on a rotating base and automatically indexed through each position in a continuous manner as the operations are performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1974
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1976
    Assignee: BMT Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Charles C. Vanderpool