Patents by Inventor Charles Joseph McDevitt, Jr.

Charles Joseph McDevitt, Jr. 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: 5699642
    Abstract: A harness system used with steel reinforcement bars or rods to hold them at a desired orientation during and after concrete is poured. The system has two substantially identical harnesses each with its own strap section and a one direction end clasp. A common spacer joins the harnesses together and orients them with respect to each other in different directions. Preferably, the harnesses and spacer are made of a moisture proof plastic material. Two steel reinforcement bars may be oriented in a desired direction--it could be parallel or at right angles to each other--and an appropriate harness system used to hold them in place as concrete is poured over them. One strap of one harness goes around a bar and is put in through its clasp end to a tightened position to hold the bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1997
    Inventor: Charles Joseph McDevitt, Jr.