Patents by Inventor Donald Brian Arney

Donald Brian Arney 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: 5829809
    Abstract: A suspendible bucket apparatus is for use with an aircraft to permit dumping of two or more separate loads of water from a single filling of the bucket. The apparatus has an outer bucket with an outer dump valve and an inner bucket with an inner dump valve, inner bucket being located within the outer bucket. At least a portion of the inner bucket is spaced inwardly from the outer bucket to provide clearance therebetween for filling the outer bucket. The dump valves are flexible sleeve valves which are operable independently of each other and in sequence so that the outer dump valve is opened before the inner dump valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: Donald Brian Arney
    Inventors: Donald Brian Arney, Peter Leighton Brooke, Norman Carter Wagner
  • Patent number: 3982788
    Abstract: Applicator for applying transverse traction sections to an automobile tire having a toothed cog mounted on the outer surface of the hub at each of the openings between the hub and rim, which are connected in driving engagement with a manually operated worm-gear drive unit, the lead of the worm being such as to lock the cog against rotation of its own accord. A perforated steel ribbon slidably extends out of one end of a sheath secured diametrically across the wheel hub, and passes over and in meshing engagement with the cog and extends through a channel secured to the rim at the opening. The steel ribbon is so arranged so that when the cog is operated to extend the steel ribbon out of the sheath, the lead end of the ribbon will curl around the tire from the inside to the outside so as to enable one end of a traction section to be secured thereto and then drawn over the tire by retracting the ribbon into the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1976
    Inventor: Donald Brian Arney