Patents by Inventor Charles H. Gilbert

Charles H. Gilbert 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: 4646776
    Abstract: An apparatus utilizing a conventional pneumatic tire valve mounted concentrically within a resilient seal for cooperative action with a seat structure to accomplish three-way valve operation effective in pressurizing and relieving a chamber of a dispensing gun as for mastic material. A valve seat member: defines a flow passage, affords a flat surface about the passage for seating engagement with the resilient seal member, and receives a set screw for engaging the core of the conventional tire valve. The tire valve and the resilient seal member are fixed on a handle that is pivotably mounted with respect to the seat member to afford relative motion with respect to the seat member for variously actuating the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1987
    Assignee: Techcon Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles H. Gilbert
  • Patent number: 4327793
    Abstract: A solid, monolithic bicycle tire made of urethane rubber with a cured hardness of from 60 to 70 Durometer A. The tire is formed with a pair of laterally spaced bead shoulders that seat on the bead seats of the wheel rim, and is generally triangular in cross-section, with radially outwardly converging, slightly concave side walls that merge into a relatively narrow tread section. A circumferential, arch-shaped tunnel is formed in the inner side of the tire between the bead shoulders, and the material between the tunnel and the converging outer surfaces forms narrow, inwardly inclined side walls that are compressed when pressure is applied radially inwardly against the tread. The inclination of the side walls results in a substantial amplification of the deflection of the tire under impact loads, as compared to the deflection of similar-thickness side walls that are not inclined, but instead, are parallel to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1982
    Inventors: Ransome J. Wyman, Richard A. Alshin, Charles H. Gilbert
  • Patent number: 4310042
    Abstract: A monolithic non-pneumatic urethane tire for use on a wheel rim of the type having a pair of laterally spaced bead flanges formed with wheel rim side walls which extend upwardly from the bottom of the wheel rim is improved by providing a tire body with certain structural features and locating a tubular insert inside the tire body. The tire body has a circumferentially extending tunnel on its inside and includes side walls which converge outwardly to a thickened portion. The thickened portion forms a bead shoulder that seats on top of the bead flanges of the wheel rim and also includes a bead which extends downwardly into the wheel rim adjacent the side walls of the wheel rim. The tubular insert is a semiresilient hollow tube mounted within the tunnel of the tire body to maintain the bead portion of the tire body against the side walls of the wheel rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1982
    Assignee: Carefree Bicycle Tire Company
    Inventors: Ransome J. Wyman, Richard A. Alshin, Charles H. Gilbert
  • Patent number: 4273176
    Abstract: A solid monolithic tire for use on a wheel rim can be improved by incorporating within the tire a circumferentially extending tunnel formed on the inside of the tire body. Further, the tire body has inclined side walls that converge outwardly to form a V-shaped cross section. The apex of this V-shaped cross section forms the tread portion of the tire. Each of the side walls of the tire terminate in a thickened portion which forms a bead shoulder capable of seating on the bead flanges of the wheel rim to which the tire is mounted. Extending down through the thickened portion of either side of the tire is a bead which has a lower bead wall on the portion most distal to the thickened portion. A bead cord extends circumferentially embedded within the bead near the lower bead wall. The process by which the tire is formed allows the bead cord to be positioned in its appropriate place within the bead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1981
    Assignee: Carefree Bicycle Tire Company
    Inventors: Ransome J. Wyman, Richard A. Alshin, Charles H. Gilbert
  • Patent number: 4228924
    Abstract: A machine is disclosed for repeatedly metering out quantities of a predetermined volume of fluid freshly mixed from a plurality of component sources. A mixing member (which may comprise simply a duct) is coupled to receive a plurality of component fluids through positive control valves. Reciprocating metering structures (cylinder-piston), connected to the valves, are driven in a controlled fashion by pressurized fluid and a reciprocating actuator. The control system incorporates sensors for detecting the positions of the metering structures as well as the valves to provide timely signals which change the valve positions and reverse the stroke. With the valves in one position, and upon movement of the actuator in one direction, fluid flows under pressure from a component source to an associated metering structure, then with the valves in another position, the actuator is reversed and the fluid is discharged from the metering structure to the mixing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1980
    Inventor: Charles H. Gilbert