Patents by Inventor George O. Greene

George O. Greene 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: 5065814
    Abstract: A reduced noise modular cooling system for a large engine powered off-road machine formed of a modular superstructure mountable on and removable as a unti from a machine, air cooled radiator protions affixed to the superstructure front and opposed sides, a floor and hood closing the superstructure top and bottom and a fan panel closing the superstructure rear, the panel having one or preferably two fan shroud openings therein, thereby forming a plenum chamber within the interior of the superstructure, a fan rotatably supported by the superstructure within each of the fan shroud openings and a drive shaft extending from the machine engine for driving each of the fans to evacuate air from the plenum chamber and thereby to cause air to flow through the radiator portions and couplings for connecting fluid circulation through the radiator portions to the vehicle engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1991
    Assignee: Terex Corporation
    Inventors: Frederick W. Loeber, George O. Greene
  • Patent number: 4744132
    Abstract: An improved lock ring and spreader tool affording a method of removing the lock ring from a circumferential groove on a rim, the lock ring serving to retain a tire flange in position on the rim, the lock ring being split with juxtaposed ends each having a slot therein, the bottom of the slots being of concave configuration, and a spreader tool having opposed jaws, the jaws being receivable in the slots in the lock ring and the jaws having convex surfaces thereon, the spreader tool jaws being moveable apart so that the tool when inserted in the slots in the lock ring, serves to force the ends thereof apart, expanding the diameter of the lock ring and permitting its expeditious removal from the circumferential groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1988
    Assignee: Unit Rig & Equipment Company
    Inventors: George O. Greene, Jimmy G. Foster, Jim Hein
  • Patent number: 4706723
    Abstract: An improved rim for use on a heavy, off-road vehicle formed of a tubular rim base member having a circumferential groove in the outer cylindrical surface adjacent one end thereof, the groove being of semi-circular cross-sectional configuration, a first bead flange secured at one end of the rim base member, a second bead flange slidably mounted on the other end of the rim base providing a contour substantially the same as the inner contour of the first bead flange, the second bead flange having a circumferential recess in the inside surface at the outer end thereof, and a split circular cross-sectioned locking ring removably received within the base member circumferential groove so that when the second bead flange is slidably positioned on the rim base, the locking ring can be placed in the groove and when the second flange slides outwardly the recess therein retains the locking ring within the groove and the locking ring serves to retain the second bead flange on the rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1987
    Assignee: Unit Rig & Equipment Company
    Inventors: Frederick W. Loeber, Nolan W. Cummins, Rodger L. Modglin, George O. Greene
  • Patent number: 4306363
    Abstract: A side cutter apparatus for an excavating machine having a plurality of spaced rotating digging wheels mounted on a common horizontal shaft, each wheel having a pair of spaced sidewalls, and having frame rails partially extending into the spaces between adjacent wheels; which includes a base plate affixed to the periphery of a cut-away section of a sidewall adjacent to the open space between the wheels; a pivotal side cutter including a back panel disposed in the cut-away section and pivotally mounted at its lower end on the base plate so as to pivot into the open space, a front panel disposed essentially parallel to the back panel and pivotally mounted at its lower end on a common axis with the back panel so as to be pivotally movable therewith, a cutting tooth affixed to the upper portion of the front panel and extending into the open space, a roller rotatably mounted on an axis perpendicular to the front panel and extending through the same into a vertical space between the panels wherein the roller is dir
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1981
    Assignee: Unit Rig & Equipment Co.
    Inventors: George O. Greene, Mark A. Morgan, Brian G. Anderson