Patents by Inventor John F. O'Donnell

John F. O'Donnell 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: 4483534
    Abstract: A plate is mounted to a basketball backboard by bolts passing through the four standard bolt holes and forms a horizontal fulcrum. A standard hoop having a conventional L-shaped mounting bracket is positioned with the vertical leg thereof abutting the plate. A bolt passes from the plate through a hole in the vertical leg. A resilient shock absorbing mass is mounted between the outer face of the vertical leg and the end of the bolt, and acts as a shock absorbing device when the goal hoop is deflected about the fulcrum due to downwardly directed forces applied to the hoop. The shock absorbing device is positioned centrally with respect to the four mounting holes with all parts thereof ahead of the front face of the backboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1984
    Assignee: Saflex Systems
    Inventor: John F. O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 4460285
    Abstract: A bearing mounting member having a first portion adapted to engage and hold a bearing housing, and a second portion in the form of a flange for engaging and being secured to a cooperating support surface, and including an annular groove formed in such second portion for enhancing the strength of such flange and concomitants facilitating the formation of a seal to such support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1984
    Assignee: Development Engineering and Associates
    Inventor: John F. O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 4348022
    Abstract: A plate is mounted to a basketball backboard by bolts passing through the four standard bolt holes and forms a horizontal fulcrum. A standard hoop having a conventional L-shaped mounting bracket is positioned with the vertical leg thereof abutting the plate. A bolt passes from the plate through a hole in the vertical leg. A resilient shock absorbing mass is mounted between the outer face of the vertical leg and the end of the bolt, and acts as a shock absorbing device when the goal hoop is deflected about the fulcrum due to downwardly directed forces applied to the hoop. The shock absorbing device is positioned centrally with respect to the four mounting holes with all parts thereof ahead of the front face of the backboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1982
    Assignee: Safelex Systems
    Inventor: John F. O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 4105350
    Abstract: A safety flexure for articulated channel-type roadway posts wherein a resilient member interconnects the upper and lower portions of the post by means of connecting studs substantially complementary in size and shape with the channel portions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1978
    Inventor: John F. O'Donnell