Patents by Inventor Gordon L. Brown, Jr.

Gordon L. Brown, Jr. 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).

  • Publication number: 20200171336
    Abstract: A flexible swing stick is provided comprising a hollow tube with a distal end and a proximal end wherein at least the distal end is closed by an integral seal. At least one slidably received weight is in the hollow tube with the weight disposed to move from the proximal end to the distal end when the flexible swing stick is swung through a range of motion. The proximal end is closed, preferably by an integral seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventor: Gordon L. Brown, JR.
  • Patent number: 10369401
    Abstract: A system, and method, for training athletes to increase power is provided in a flexible barbell for enhancing weight lifting exercises. The flexible barbell has an elongated shape comprising ends. At least one flexible bar may be included when an elongated shape with a center is used. Weights are attached to the shape near the ends. The shape bends relative to a tangent to the center in response to the center of the flexible barbell being moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Gordon L. Brown, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180001132
    Abstract: A system, and method, for training athletes to increase power is provided in a flexible barbell for enhancing weight lifting exercises. The flexible barbell has an elongated shape comprising ends. At least one flexible bar may be included when an elongated shape with a center is used. Weights are attached to the shape near the ends. The shape bends relative to a tangent to the center in response to the center of the flexible barbell being moved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventor: Gordon L. Brown, JR.
  • Patent number: 8038585
    Abstract: A handheld flexible exercise device intended for human use in which an exercise device is held in each hand with each exercise device bending in response to the movement of an individual's hands and arms when performing an exercise such as walking or an aerobic exercise such as step aerobics. In addition, the flexible exercise device contains metal particles in the core of the device which will move back and forth freely inside the exercise device adding to the exercise benefits by increasing the weight and increasing resistance through the dynamic movement of the metal particles plus creating a noise that can allow an individual to achieve more benefit from an exercise such as walking to enhancing better coordination in the movement of one's hands and arms with the simultaneous movement of one's legs as in walking by trying to achieve a consistent noise level during the exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Inventor: Gordon L. Brown, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7704198
    Abstract: An exercise device for human exercise routines having an elongated pultruded plastic rod or rods fitting loosely within a plastic tube. At least one of the rods is rectangular in cross section and the tube may be covered by a soft foam plastic sleeve. The rod may be produced by the pultrusion process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Inventor: Gordon L. Brown, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7112166
    Abstract: A method of exercise and especially for strengthening and toning the abdominal muscles using a flexible elongated device to increase resistance. The device is held at its ends by the hands with the arms in an outstretched position while a person sits with legs bent. The person places the device across and near the near the knees and crunches the abdominals against the added resistance of the flexible elongated device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Inventor: Gordon L. Brown, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6632309
    Abstract: A structural member for reinforcement of asphalt and concrete roadways and other products, and which comprises a gridwork of warp strands and weft strands which are disposed at right angles to each other and so as to define an open structure. In one embodiment, the gridwork is impregnated with a thermosettable B-stage resin so as to interlock the strands at their crossover points and maintain the gridwork in a semi-flexible state, and after being applied to the product to be reinforced, the resin is heated to convert the same into a fully cured composite to thereby rigidize the gridwork and reinforce the product. In cases where the product to be reinforced is heated, such as asphalt paving, the heat of the product provides the heat necessary to fully cure the resin in situ. In another embodiment, the resin is fully cured to rigidize the gridwork prior to its being applied to the structure to be reinforced. A method of producing the resin impregnated gridwork is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignee: Hexcel CS Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Hendrix, Gordon L. Brown, Jr., Mansfield H. Creech, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6503856
    Abstract: Carbon fiber sheet materials having improved dimensional stability and ease of handling are provided. The sheet materials include a carbon fiber network and an adhesive polymeric material adhered to at least one surface of the carbon fiber network. The invention further provides methods of making the carbon fiber sheet materials, as well as electrodes and electrical energy storage devices which include the carbon fiber sheet material as a component thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignees: Hexcel Corporation, Clark-Schwebel Tech-Fab Company
    Inventors: Andrew Broadway, Gordon L. Brown, Jr., David Brian Barr
  • Patent number: 6468625
    Abstract: A reinforcing lamina sheet and a process of making a reinforcing sheet for use in a glue laminated beam. The reinforcing lamina sheet increases the compressive and/or tensile strength of the glue laminate beam. The lamina sheet is formed from unidirectionally oriented reinforcing filaments, preferably aramid filaments in an epoxy resin, and is cured in a curved configuration. The resulting lamina sheet includes filaments which are uniformly tensioned and, therefore, when a load is applied to the glue laminate beam having the reinforcing lamina sheet, the fibers receive the load substantially simultaneously. The process of forming the lamina sheet includes drawing reinforcement yarns through a resin bath to form a resin impregnated substantially planar yarn band, contacting one side of the resulting impregnated band with a curved heated surface to promote partial curing of at least the contacting surface of the band, and further applying heat to at least the opposite side of the partially cured band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Hexcel CS Corporation
    Inventor: Gordon L. Brown, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6454889
    Abstract: A structural member for reinforcement of asphalt and concrete roadways and other products, and which comprises a gridwork of warp strands and weft strands which are disposed at right angles to each other and so as to define an open structure. In one embodiment, the gridwork is impregnated with a thermosettable B-stage resin so as to interlock the strands at their crossover points and maintain the gridwork in a semi-flexible state, and after being applied to the product to be reinforced, the resin is heated to convert the same into a fully cured composite to thereby rigidize the gridwork and reinforce the product. In cases where the product to be reinforced is heated, such as asphalt paving, the heat of the product provides the heat necessary to fully cure the resin in situ. In another embodiment, the resin is fully cured to rigidize the gridwork prior to its being applied to the structure to be reinforced. A method of producing the resin impregnated gridwork is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Hexcel CS Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Hendrix, Gordon L. Brown, Jr., Mansfield H. Creech, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6391131
    Abstract: The invention provides a glass fiber facing sheet for engineered surfaces such as cement boards which reduces the pitting associated with open mesh glass scrims. The glass fiber facing sheet comprises an open mesh glass scrim having a plurality of intersecting continuous multifilament yarns which are bonded at their crossover points to provide dimensional stability to the scrim. A melt blown polymer web is preferably joined to one face of the glass scrim and covers the mesh openings in the scrim. The opposed face of the scrim defines an exposed grid profile surface which is available for mechanical interaction between the scrim and the cementitious slurry used in cement boards. In cement boards, the glass fiber facing sheet of the present invention is preferably mechanically integrated into a surface portion of the cement core along the exposed grid profile of the scrim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Clark-Schwebel Tech-Fab Company
    Inventors: Nicholas S. Newman, Gordon L. Brown, Jr., R. Bruce Hinton, Andrew D. Broadway, Chia-Te Chou
  • Patent number: 6263629
    Abstract: A reinforcing grid which advantageously includes fibers of both a first type and a second type is provided. The first type of fibers have a strength sufficient to reinforce the hardenable structural material, such as concrete, after hardening. The first type of fibers also have a higher resistance to degradation in the hardenable material than the second type of fibers. As such, the first type of fibers will continue to reinforce the hardened material in the event the fibers of the second type become corroded in the hardened material. Consequently, a less expensive type of fiber can be used as the second type of fiber and can corrode in the hardenable material without concern for the strength of the hardened structural product. According to one embodiment, the first type of fibers comprises carbon fibers and the second type of fibers comprises glass fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: Clark Schwebel Tech-Fab Company
    Inventor: Gordon L. Brown, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6230465
    Abstract: A precast concrete modular device using thin coffered sections reinforced preferably with carbon and/or glass fiber scrim grids, in between steel reinforced ribs is provided. The thin reinforced sections stiffen the steel reinforced precast frame. The thin sections preferably have a thickness less than about two inches, preferably less than about 1½ inch, and more preferably less than about 1 inch. The resultant modules have an areal weight of less than about 40 lbs. per square foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: Oldcastle Precast, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold G. Messenger, Gordon L. Brown, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6231946
    Abstract: A structural reinforcement in the form of an open gridwork which is advantageously used, for example, as part of a shoe sole. The structural reinforcement provides and/or enhances spring-like characteristics of the member it is reinforcing, propels and encourages the natural foot strike of the user to length the user's stride, increases the stride speed, and stabilizes the user's foot to prevent permanent compression of the midsole as a result of creep. The gridwork is impregnated throughout with a fully cured or B-stage thermosettable resin. The gridwork includes at least one continuous filament selected from the group consisting of glass, carbon, and aramid. The open gridwork is flat, corrugated, or double corrugated. The corrugated gridwork may be sinusoidal. The open gridwork may be part of a shoe midsole or may constitute a shoe midsole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Inventors: Gordon L. Brown, Jr., Bentley A. Brown, Jeffery E. Milliman
  • Patent number: 6174483
    Abstract: A reinforcing lamina sheet and a process of making a reinforcing sheet for use in a glue laminated beam. The reinforcing lamina sheet increases the compressive and/or tensile strength of the glue laminate beam. The lamina sheet is formed from unidirectionally oriented reinforcing filaments, preferably aramid filaments in an epoxy resin, and is cured in a curved configuration. The resulting lamina sheet includes filaments which are uniformly tensioned and, therefore, when a load is applied to the glue laminate beam having the reinforcing lamina sheet, the fibers receive the load substantially simultaneously. The process of forming the lamina sheet includes drawing reinforcement yarns through a resin bath to form a resin impregnated substantially planar yarn band, contacting one side of the resulting impregnated band with a curved heated surface to promote partial curing of at least the contacting surface of the band, and further applying heat to at least the opposite side of the partially cured band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: Hexcel CS Corporation
    Inventor: Gordon L. Brown, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6123879
    Abstract: A structural member for reinforcement of asphalt and concrete roadways and other products, and which includes a gridwork of warp strands and weft strands which are disposed at right angles to each other and so as to define an open structure. In one embodiment, the gridwork is impregnated with a thermosettable B-stage resin so as to interlock the strands at their crossover points and maintain the gridwork in a semi-flexible state, and after being applied to the product to be reinforced, the resin is heated to convert the same into a fully cured composite to thereby rigidize the gridwork and reinforce the product. In cases where the product to be reinforced is heated, such as asphalt paving, the heat of the product provides the heat necessary to fully cure the resin in situ. In another embodiment, the resin is fully cured to rigidize the gridwork prior to its being applied to the structure to be reinforced. A method of producing the resin impregnated gridwork is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2000
    Assignee: Hexcel CS Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Hendrix, Gordon L. Brown, Jr., Mansfield H. Creech, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6054205
    Abstract: The invention provides a glass fiber facing sheet for engineered surfaces such as cement boards which reduces the pitting associated with open mesh glass scrims. The glass fiber facing sheet comprises an open mesh glass scrim having a plurality of intersecting continuous multifilament yarns which are bonded at their crossover points to provide dimensional stability to the scrim. A melt blown polymer web is preferably joined to one face of the glass scrim and covers the mesh openings in the scrim. The opposed face of the scrim defines an exposed grid profile surface which is available for mechanical interaction between the scrim and the cementitious slurry used in cement boards. In cement boards, the glass fiber facing sheet of the present invention is preferably mechanically integrated into a surface portion of the cement core along the exposed grid profile of the scrim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2000
    Assignee: Clark-Schwebel Tech-Fab Company
    Inventors: Nicholas S. Newman, Gordon L. Brown, Jr., R. Bruce Hinton, Andrew D. Broadway, Chia-Te Chou
  • Patent number: 5958804
    Abstract: The invention provides fabrics having improved ballistic performance and processes for making the same. The fabrics include a network of consolidated multifilament yarns formed of high strength filaments. At least a portion of the high strength filaments of the yarns, are temporarily locked together to provide a substantially stable, flattened cross-sectional configuration to the yarns. The resultant fabrics are capable of absorbing an impact from a projectile, i.e., a bullet or shrapnel, directed toward the fabric and substantially decreasing its velocity. The fabric can also provide slippage or movement of the yarns relative to one another to dissipate the energy of impact of a projectile across a greater surface area of the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: Hexcel CS Corporation
    Inventors: Gordon L. Brown, Jr., Dieter R. Wachter, Mark A. Anderson
  • Patent number: 5836715
    Abstract: A structural member for reinforcement of asphalt and concrete roadways and other products, and which comprises a gridwork of warp strands and weft strands which are disposed at right angles to each other and so as to define an open structure. In one embodiment, the gridwork is impregnated with a thermosettable B-stage resin so as to interlock the strands at their crossover points and maintain the gridwork in a semi-flexible state, and after being applied to the product to be reinforced, the resin is heated to convert the same into a fully cured composite to thereby rigidize the gridwork and reinforce the product. In cases where the product to be reinforced is heated, such as asphalt paving, the heat of the product provides the heat necessary to fully cure the resin in situ. In another embodiment, the resin is fully cured to rigidize the gridwork prior to its being applied to the structure to be reinforced. A method of producing the resin impregnated gridwork is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: Clark-Schwebel, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Hendrix, Gordon L. Brown Jr., Mansfield H. Creech Jr.
  • Patent number: D780859
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Inventors: Michael O. Ramsey, Scott C. Williams, Gordon L. Brown, Jr.