Patents by Inventor Claude Brown

Claude Brown 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).

  • Publication number: 20060084032
    Abstract: A dental instrument has a concave central section to facilitate end-to-end rotation during use. First and second ends of the instrument extend axially from the central section. At least one of the ends interfaces with a dental device such as a mirror or tip. The ends are configured for a smooth transition from adjacent end to the respective device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2005
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Inventors: David Tipton, Karen Neiner, Howard Wax, Claude Brown, Susan Boyden, William Bollig, Chad Follmar, Brian Bone, Bryce Rutter, Feng Feng, Heath Doty
  • Publication number: 20040083677
    Abstract: The present invention provides exterior building products, such as roofing and siding, shake, shingles, siding, sheathing, panels, planks, vertical siding, soffit panels, fencing, decking, fascia, comer posts, column comers and trim boards in which a plurality of cementitious layers are provided with an improved interlaminar bond by employing a resinous bond promoter, a rheological agent, mechanical means to distribute fibers in a direction which is perpendicular to the machine direction so as to bridge between layers in the product, or a combination thereof. These techniques help to increase interlaminar bond strength to improve the mechanical properties of the product. When certain resinous bond promoters are used, the additional benefits of water absorption resistance and pigmentation throughout the product can be provided with minimal expense. Improvements in interlaminar bond strength of about 10-46% were observed with a percent elongation improvement of about 7%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2003
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventors: William Paul Bezubic, Claude Brown
  • Patent number: 6622394
    Abstract: A multipurpose tool to facilitate installation of deck construction includes a main body portion having at least one structural feature that defines a plane. At least one flange is coupled to the main body portion and is oriented substantially perpendicular to the plane. The flange may be used to maintain consistent spacing between decking planks during assembly. The tool also may be used to strike lines, space fasteners, maintain baluster spacing, identify distances and angles, and indicate levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Werner, David Beck, R. Scott Cook, Claude Brown, Jr., Rick Morse
  • Publication number: 20030070310
    Abstract: A multipurpose tool to facilitate installation of deck construction includes a main body portion having at least one structural feature that defines a plane. At least one flange is coupled to the main body portion and is oriented substantially perpendicular to the plane. The flange may be used to maintain consistent spacing between decking planks during assembly. The tool also may be used to strike lines, space fasteners, maintain baluster spacing, identify distances and angles, and indicate levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2001
    Publication date: April 17, 2003
    Inventors: Robert Werner, David Beck, R. Scott Cook, Claude Brown, Rick Morse
  • Patent number: 5118646
    Abstract: A process for improving the strength of components manufactured from sialon comprising heating and components at a temperature of from about 750.degree. to 950.degree. C. for from about eight to thirty-six hours in an oxygen-containing atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1992
    Assignee: Norton Company
    Inventors: Kerry N. Siebein, Russell Yeckley, Claude Brown, Jr.
  • Patent number: RE38857
    Abstract: Methods for treating plants and fields in agricultural applications are provided by selective delivery of superheated steam. Particularly preferred applications include delivery adjacent to grape vine leaves in order to defoliate basal leaves and to kill localized insect pests, and by injecting superheated steam in strawberry beds prior to planting to kill nematodes. The superheated steam is delivered at temperatures in excess of about 250° F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Inventor: Claude Brown