Patents by Inventor James R. Nolan

James R. Nolan 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: 20180244362
    Abstract: An amphibious vehicle having a smart marine throttle which, when enabled, will control the power to right and left propulsors. The vehicle will then be able to automatically follow a course to a predetermined destination while overcoming the effect of wind, water current and wave action. The invention also includes a method for autopiloting a marine vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: James R. Nolan, Hei Shea, Peter C. Chu, Brett E. Nibbelink
  • Patent number: 5813089
    Abstract: An improved power-driven brush assembly is disclosed, useful for cleaning the interior surfaces of ducts, pipes, and other similar structures. The apparatus comprises a cable having a brush at one end, and a motor at the other end for spinning the cable and the brush. A casing surrounds the cable, allowing a fluid to be injected through the casing to the brush. A fluid directing assembly at the end of the casing near the brush allows fluid to the be injected into the duct in a desired direction, to flush particulate matter from the vicinity of the brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1998
    Assignee: Abatement Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Nolan, Gary E. Kruse