Patents by Inventor George D. Hone

George D. Hone 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: 4161049
    Abstract: A passenger loading bridge includes a ground level rotunda, a tunnel support vertically pivoted thereto, an elevated tunnel horizontally pivoted to the support, a drive assembly horizontally pivoted to the tunnel outer end and rigidly mounting a detachable aircraft engaging cab. Stairs are located in the tunnel support. The drive assembly swings and elevates the tunnel, while a parallelogram linkage assures that the cab is level at all elevations. The cab is offset to the tunnel axis and has extension and rotation capabilities. The tunnel features a load bearing floor support and walls and a roof of curtain wall construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1979
    Assignee: Abex Corporation
    Inventors: Robert L. Saunders, George D. Hone
  • Patent number: 4120067
    Abstract: A closure for the cab of an aircraft passenger loading bridge comprises a bellows-type curtain frame which includes an outer inverted U-shaped frame having it legs pivoted to the platform for lateral movement and having a pair of power actuator assemblies which are articulated to permit lateral movement of the outer end of the frame to conform to any aircraft contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1978
    Assignee: Abex Corporation
    Inventors: George D. Hone, Kenneth L. Noall, Robert L. Saunders