Patents by Inventor James David Carrigan

James David Carrigan 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: 4029526
    Abstract: Flame hardening method and apparatus for tempering gear teeth and the like which comprises quench means for rapidly cooling selected ones of the gear teeth to a temperature which avoids the formation of decomposition products, and a heat source spaced from the quench means for raising the temperature of selected ones of the gear teeth to a value which promotes the formation of an austenitic structure.Mount means rotatably support the gear with selected ones of the circumferentially extending teeth being placed in heat transfer relationship with the heat source and the quench.Index means rotate the gear an amount which moves one gear tooth from the heat source to the quench means in a manner whereby all of the teeth of the gear must be treated one time before any tooth can be treated a second time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1975
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1977
    Assignee: Vance Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: James David Carrigan
  • Patent number: 3951220
    Abstract: A drill bit for use in concentrically arranged dual drill strings. The bit has an outlet eccentrically arranged respective to its longitudinal axial centerline, and a formation engaging surface made of a plurality of spiraling faces which diminish in area as the cutting face curves about and toward the outlet. The area located between the spiraling faces form fluid conveying passageways through which a jet of fluid is directed toward the outlet, thereby carrying therewith cuttings formed by the spiral faces of the bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1974
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1976
    Assignee: Vance Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin Leslie Phillips, Jr., James David Carrigan