Patents by Inventor James M. Brown, Jr.

James M. 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).

  • Patent number: 6460795
    Abstract: A reel mounted at the midpoint of a telescoping mast for antennas. The reel winds a multi-celled ribbon cable in two directions at once. The cable passes through the hub of the reel to feed in both winding directions. The reel is mounted on the mast with a clamp that fits a range of existing mast sizes, and distributes the stress of the reel on the mast sufficiently to avoid distortion of the mast. The reel preferably has a cable tensioner wheel on both cable feeds to prevent the cable from slipping off the reel. A selection of cables can be pulled through the multi-celled ribbon sheath by an installer to support a given installation. The outer plate of the reel can be easily removed to remove the cable sheath from the hub for changing the selection of cables in the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Inventor: James M. Brown, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6158555
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for carrying wires along a vehicle-mounted extensible mast. Said apparatus comprises a telescopically extensible mast and a wire carrier box mounted to a vehicle, a masthead platform mounted to an extreme of the mast opposite the vehicle, a bend-reversible wire carrier, and guides attached to the mast. The bend-reversible wire carrier is threaded through the guides. One extreme of the bend-reversible wire carrier is attached to the vehicle, and the opposite extreme is attached to the masthead platform. The bend-reversible wire carrier comprises clockwise bends alternating with counterclockwise bends separated by bend-reversible wire carrier sections. The bend-reversible wire carrier sections, clockwise bends, and counterclockwise bends are sized to fit into the wire carrier box when the mast is retracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Inventor: James M. Brown, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4803639
    Abstract: An X-ray inspection system for manually or automatically performing digital fluoroscopy inspections and/or computed tomography inspections by X-ray examination of manufactured parts incorporates a computer system which automatically analyzes the inspected parts for flaws. The system includes apparatus for automatically positioning the parts in an X-ray machine for obtaining fluoroscopy and tomography views of the part and for acquiring data from the inspections at production rates. The system automatically identifies the location of rejectable flaws in the parts during the fluoroscopy scanning and subsequently identifies those locations for obtaining tomography scans, if the identified flaw location is questionable. The system can automatically reject parts containing flaws identified during the fluoroscopy inspections. This system operates in a real-time environment by providing analysis of one part while a subsequent part is being subjected to X-ray examination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1989
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Douglas S. Steele, Larry C. Howington, James W. Schuler, Joseph J. Sostarich, Charles R. Wojciechowski, Theodore W. Sippel, Joseph M. Portaz, Ralph G. Isaacs, Henry J. Scudder, III, Thomas G. Kincaid, Kristina H. V. Hedengren, Rudolph A. A. Koegl, John P. Keaveney, Joseph Czechowski, III, John R. Brehm, James M. Brown, Jr., David W. Oliver, George E. Williams, Richard D. Miller
  • Patent number: 4341248
    Abstract: A portable sawmill system comprising at least three wheeled, independently movable modules is disclosed. The modules are independently maneuverable to a land site having a ready source of logs to be processed and are arranged in a preselected geometrical configuration adjacent one another and the source of logs. A log from the source is received on the first module and debarked. The debarked log is moved axially and transversely off the first module and onto a second module. A plurality of saw means are carried by the second module to form boards from a log being processed. A third module is located at the output side of the second module and is adapted to receive and further process the boards formed on the second module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1982
    Assignee: Pack River Management Company
    Inventors: Kenneth G. Critchell, James M. Brown, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4148344
    Abstract: A portable sawmill system comprising at least three wheeled, independently movable modules is disclosed. The modules are independently maneuverable to a land site having a ready source of logs to be processed and are arranged in a preselected geometrical configuration adjacent one another and the source of logs. A log from the source is received on the first module and debarked. The debarked log is moved axially and transversely off the first module and onto a second module. A plurality of saw means are carried by the second module to form boards from a log being processed. A third module is located at the output side of the second module and is adapted to receive and further process the boards formed on the second module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1975
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1979
    Assignee: The Pack River Company
    Inventors: Kenneth G. Critchell, James M. Brown, Jr.