Patents by Inventor Garland B. Ricketts

Garland B. Ricketts 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: 4930824
    Abstract: A gutter cleaner for remotely cleaning an overhead gutter or the like which includes an elongate handle, a pair of cooperating fork-like jaws mounted at the upper end of the handle, and a sleeve slidably mounted on the lower end of the handle for selectively opening and closing the fork-like jaws. The jaws include a stationary first jaw and a relatively pivotably movable second jaw which each have a greater width than height so that the jaws may be placed in a gutter extending in a direction lengthwise with the gutter. In this manner a substantial length of the gutter may be cleaned of collected debris with each application of the gutter cleaner thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1990
    Assignee: Mercantile Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Matthews, Garland B. Ricketts
  • Patent number: 4126844
    Abstract: An electrical inductive apparatus having a magnetic core with a rectangular core leg portion surrounded by a winding tube assembly around which is disposed a plurality of turns of an electrical conductor. The winding tube assembly consists of four members which interlock to form a rectangular opening around the core leg. Two of the members of the winding tube assembly, which are disposed adjacent the shorter dimension of the core leg, have a plano-convex cross-sectional configuration that resists movement of the electrical conductor along this axis of the core. A method of constructing an electrical winding for an electrical inductive apparatus having a rectangular core leg is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1978
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Corp.
    Inventors: Robert H. Hollister, Jerry W. Crockett, Harold R. Younger, Jr., Garland B. Ricketts