Patents by Inventor John B. Echols

John B. Echols 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: 5025588
    Abstract: A box or container for effeftively supporting a plurality of fishing lures including jigs and flys in a manner that the items stored in the box can be readily observed and in a manner which will retain the jigs and flys in an untangled and orderly position. The jig and fly box includes a plurality of vertically disposed supporting posts oriented internally of a box having transparent panels enclosing the posts with at least one of the transparent panels being in the form of a pivotal door to provide access to the interior of the jig and fly box. Each of the posts includes a resilient supporting member in the form of an elastic cord or line connected to the post at spaced points to provide a resilient hold-down straddling the jig or fly to hold it in position on the post for easy observation and to prevent it from becoming entangled with other jigs and flys but yet enabling the jig or fly to be easily removed for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1991
    Inventor: John B. Echols
  • Patent number: 4544032
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing and treating a well with a viscosity-enhanced treatment liquid which will not clog perforations, gravel packs, filters and the like. A selected viscosity-enhancing agent in particle size is mixed in a selected well treatment liquid to produce a dispersion and the mixing continued at least until hydration is initiated to form an interface between the particles and the liquid. The liquid containing the interface is then subjected to a simultaneous mechanical and hydraulic shearing action by passage through axial apertures in a relatively rotatable rotor and stator units which are disposed in axial juxtaposition with a spacing between the adjacent rotor and stator surfaces selected to be less than the minor dimensions of the interface produced by the dispersion of the selected well treatment liquid and viscosity-enhancing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1985
    Assignee: Baker Oil Tools, Inc.
    Inventor: John B. Echols
  • Patent number: 4456061
    Abstract: A cylindrical housing is adapted to receive and discharge fluid in a subterranean well. In a preferred form, a plate is positioned in the cylinder separating it into first and second chambers. Filter adapter receiving means are disposed across the plate, with a filter adapter securable therein, the adapter having a passageway extending to the chambers. The adapter has a cylindrical housing having an enlarged cartridge positioning portion. A grooveway is defined on the adapter extending exteriorly therearound for securing one end of a secondary cartridge filter. A secondary cartridge filter has an inner filter completely surrounded by a replaceable and reuseable primary sleeve filter and is positionable on the adapter, the filter providing a seal having an interiorly facing circumferentially extending lip for contact with the exterior of the cylindrical housing when the filter is located on the adapter, for sealingly securing the filter to the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1984
    Assignee: Baker International Corporation
    Inventors: Edward R. Swift, Jr., John B. Echols
  • Patent number: 4315475
    Abstract: A watercraft for use by an individual, for fishing, general recreational or other purposes is disclosed. The craft is formed from a pair of elongate pontoon-type floats and a detachable frame interconnecting the floats in laterally spaced relationship. The frame includes an elevated swivel seat positioned so that an occupant can rest his feet on one of the frame cross bars. This cross bar conveniently forms a mounting for a trolling motor so that the motor controls come readily to the occupant's hands. A particular form of attachment means is also disclosed for releasably connecting the frame to the floats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1982
    Inventor: John B. Echols