Patents by Inventor Gordon J. Esplin

Gordon J. Esplin 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: 5322219
    Abstract: A process for applying particles to a geographic region. The process involves flying a balloon over the region. The balloon carries a nozzle with a pipe communicating the nozzle with a ground supply of air and a source of particles. A mixture of air and particles can be forced up the pipe to the nozzle. The particles are then discharged over the region according to a pre-determined pattern. The process permits the accurate measured application of fertilizers and the like to a forest region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1994
    Assignee: Genesis Engineering Inc.
    Inventor: Gordon J. Esplin
  • Patent number: 4586848
    Abstract: A method for storing logs. A containment curtain is deployed around a plurality of logs. Fresh water is admitted into the region defined by the curtain to form a two layered bay. The upper layer of water is fresh water and contains the logs to be stored. The lower layer of water is salt water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1986
    Assignee: British Columbia Research Council
    Inventor: Gordon J. Esplin