Patents by Inventor Charles E. Ingram

Charles E. Ingram 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: 11370150
    Abstract: A structure comprising a plurality of walls defining a bladder cavity, the bladder cavity comprises an initial cross section size. A first plurality of wave features provided along at least one of the plurality of walls defining the bladder cavity. In one arrangement, the first plurality of wave features allow the structure to expand from the initial cross section size to a second cross section size after the structure becomes inflated during a composite charge cure, the second cross section size larger than the initial cross sectional size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Amy Elizabeth Bahe, Megan E. Bliss, William Hollensteiner, William Henry Ingram, Jr., John Dempsey Morris, Jonathan Santiago, Benjamin Jeffrey Stephenson, Samuel Ray Stewart, Charles William Thomas
  • Patent number: 4383627
    Abstract: A luggage rack of the type having a tracked slat has a locking device associated therewith. The locking device is removably mounted to the end of the slat. The locking device includes a cylinder lock or similar locking member which urges a wedge member into a locking mode to prevent the locking device from being removed from the end of the slat. The locking device prevents unauthorized removal of article carriers from the slat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1983
    Assignee: Four Star Corporation
    Inventor: Charles E. Ingram
  • Patent number: 4346365
    Abstract: A stopped vehicle warning device comprising a time delay and a flasher to warn approaching vehicles of a stopped or slowing vehicle. The warning device is optionally, integrated into the brake system of the vehicle, such that the brake lights on a vehicle are caused to flash when the brakes have been applied a predetermined length of time by a vehicle being slowed or stopped. The flasher stops and the timer is reset when the brakes have been released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1982
    Inventor: Charles E. Ingram
  • Patent number: 4281783
    Abstract: A luggage carrier is adapted to be removably secured to the trunk lid of an automotive vehicle. The carrier includes a frame section, carried on the outside surface of the trunk lid and having a plurality of leg members that extend through aligned apertures in the trunk lid into engagement with fastening devices that are carried on the inside surface of the trunk lid. The fastening devices releasably secure the luggage carrier to the trunk lid. Covers are provided to enclose the apertures to provide a pleasing appearance when the luggage carrier is removed from the trunk lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1981
    Assignee: Four Star Corporation
    Inventor: Charles E. Ingram
  • Patent number: 4270681
    Abstract: A bracket for association with an article carrier, such as a luggage carrier is adapted for sliding adjustment or positioning in a carrier track. The bracket includes a tool-operated locking mechanism for locking the bracket anywhere along the length of the track wherein unauthorized adjustment of the bracket is prevented. The bracket may include suitable openings which receive tie-down straps or the like. The bracket is, also, contemplated as including suitable projections for detachably mounting a cross-strap thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1981
    Assignee: Four Star Corporation
    Inventor: Charles E. Ingram
  • Patent number: 4256339
    Abstract: An air deflector blade for vehicles and the like is pivotally movable between a substantially vertical orientation and a substantially horizontal orientation in response to the wind velocity created thereupon. The pivotal mounting enables the blade to rotate selectively between the vertical and horizontal positions in proportion to the speed of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1981
    Assignee: Four Star Corporation
    Inventor: Charles E. Ingram
  • Patent number: 4244501
    Abstract: A bracket for association with an article carrier, such as a luggage carrier is adapted for sliding adjustment or positioning in a carrier track. The bracket includes a coin or screwdriver operated locking mechanism for locking the bracket anywhere along the length of the track wherein unauthorized adjustment of the bracket is prevented. The bracket may include suitable openings which receive tie-down straps or the like. The bracket is, also, contemplated as including suitable projections for detachably mounting a cross-strap thereto, to serve as a vehicle associated luggage rack, ski rack, or article carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1981
    Assignee: Four Star Corporation
    Inventor: Charles E. Ingram
  • Patent number: 4241860
    Abstract: A stanchion for mounting a luggage rack or the like to a surface of a vehicle is disclosed. The stanchion is mounted to a surface of the vehicle and supports along its upper surface a side rail extending forward and a deflector blade support rail which extends rearwardly therefrom. The deflector blade support mounts a transverse deflector blade which may be fixedly attached or pivotally attached thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1980
    Assignee: Four Star Corporation
    Inventor: Charles E. Ingram
  • Patent number: 4225068
    Abstract: A luggage rack for carrying luggage or the like on an automotive vehicle. The luggage rack is mounted on the trunk lid of the vehicle and comprises a pair of spaced, multi-sided, load carrying cross rails and a pair of side rails and a plurality of center rails therebetween extending front to rear between the cross rails. Locking members located at the opposite ends of the side and center rails are cooperably connected to the cross rails and are engaged by a cover member slidably carried by the side rails so as to secure the side and center rails to the cross rails. The luggage rack includes a plurality of stanchion members for supporting each end of the cross rails. Each stanchion member has a lower end portion adapted to be fixedly secured to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1980
    Inventor: Charles E. Ingram
  • Patent number: 4179154
    Abstract: A luggage carrier or similar vehicle mounted rack has a pivotally moveable air deflector incorporated therewith. The deflector is positionable between a locked position and a freely moveable position. A locking mechanism defined by a biassing assembly moveable within a housing or stanchion to which the deflector blade is pivotally mounted. The locking mechanism engages or disengages the pivotal assembly of the deflector blade to lock it in position or to render it freely between a horizontal and vertical position in response to the velocity of the air impinging thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1979
    Assignee: Four Star Corporation
    Inventor: Charles E. Ingram
  • Patent number: 4170377
    Abstract: An air deflector blade for vehicles and the like is pivotally movable between a substantially vertical orientation and a substantially horizontal orientation in response to the wind velocity created thereupon. The pivotal mounting enables the blade to rotate between the vertical and horizontal positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1979
    Assignee: Four Star Corporation
    Inventor: Charles E. Ingram
  • Patent number: 4132335
    Abstract: A bracket for association with an article carrier, such as a luggage carrier is adapted for sliding adjustment or positioning in a carrier track. The bracket includes a locking mechanism for locking the bracket anywhere along the length of the track. The bracket further includes suitable openings which receive tie-down straps or the like. The bracket is, also, contemplated as including suitable projections for detachably mounting a luggage rack and cross-strap thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1979
    Assignee: Four Star Corporation
    Inventor: Charles E. Ingram
  • Patent number: D253164
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1979
    Inventor: Charles E. Ingram
  • Patent number: D255344
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1980
    Assignee: Four Star Corporation
    Inventor: Charles E. Ingram
  • Patent number: D257769
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1981
    Assignee: Four Star Corporation
    Inventor: Charles E. Ingram
  • Patent number: D266836
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1982
    Assignee: Four Star Corporation
    Inventor: Charles E. Ingram
  • Patent number: D267087
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1982
    Assignee: Four Star Corporation
    Inventor: Charles E. Ingram