Patents by Inventor Gary E. Crewson

Gary E. Crewson 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: 6059074
    Abstract: A gauge for visually indicating travel of a brake operating rod having one end pivotally connected to a slack adjuster including a plate bearing indicia, which is mounted for movement with the one end of the brake operating rod, and a pointer pivotally supported on the slack adjuster and arranged to point to the indicia, wherein the pointer is coupled to the plate to cause the pointer to pivot relative to the adjuster and swing relative to the indicia, during travel of the brake operating rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Inventor: Gary E. Crewson
  • Patent number: 5762165
    Abstract: Indicia is applied to opposite side surfaces of a housing of a slack adjuster for vehicle brakes and a pointer is fixed for movement with a connector serving to pivotally connect the housing to a brake operating rod; the pointer cooperating with the indicia to provide visual indication of when the brake operating rod is in a retracted brake release position and when movement of such operating rod away from the brake release position exceeds a desired limit of brake operating movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Inventor: Gary E. Crewson
  • Patent number: 4858729
    Abstract: A brake spider for supporting a brake assembly on a vehicle axle which includes a mounting portion and diametrically opposed, first and second support portions, a pair of laterally spaced bores through the second support portion and mounting a pair of anchor pins, and a boss adjacent each bore and projecting from oppositely disposed surfaces of the second support portion of the brake spider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1989
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: Gary E. Crewson, David J. Pulliam