Patents by Inventor James Robert Davis, Jr.

James Robert Davis, 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: 6427384
    Abstract: A hatch closure system for loading of material through a top hatch into a mobile or stationary pressurized carrier includes a support frame pivotally attached to carrier for actuated movement between an loading position wherein said support frame is located remote from said hatch and a closure position overlying hatch, a cover carried by the frame member for actuated movement between a raised unsealed position above the hatch and a lowered sealed position engaging the hatch, and a locking member having a latched condition maintaining the sealed position and an unlatched position permitting movement of the hatch to the raised position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Inventor: James Robert Davis, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4009470
    Abstract: A priority system in which eight priority request signals from eight associated requestors R7-R.phi. may simultaneously request access to an associated memory unit and may be honored in one of several priority modes. In a first mode the requestors R7-R.phi. are honored pre-emptively or in a numerically descending ordered manner in which priority selection is from the highest ordered priority requestor R7 first to the lowest ordered priority requestor R.phi. last. In a second mode the requestors R7-R.phi. are functionally divided into 4 groups of 2 requestors per group in which the priority request signals from the 4 groups 4, 3, 2, 1 of requestors may be selected pre-emptively, e.g., groups 4; 3; 2; 1 of requestors R7, R6; R5, R4; R3, R2; R1, R.phi. respectively, are honored in a numerically descending ordered manner in which the priority selection is from the highest priority group 4 first to the lowest priority group 1 last and in which priority between requestors within a group, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1975
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1977
    Assignee: Sperry Rand Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Danilenko, James Robert Davis, Jr., Arthur Flets Boehm