Patents by Inventor John M. Hinnant

John M. Hinnant 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: 20140065577
    Abstract: A non-lethal, air-gun training weapon that is used to realistically simulate the behavior of a live firearm. The non-lethal, air-gun training weapon provides an air-gun to simulate the weight and feel of a live firearm. A magazine that attaches to the air-gun houses a gas container, which feeds compressed gas into the air-gun. The release of compressed gas actuates a laser assembly and a bolt both housed within the air-gun. The laser assembly allows users to track dry-fired shots, while movement of the bolt simulates the recoil of a live firearm. An electromechanical system housed within the magazine features a transceiver that is capable of wirelessly transmitting and receiving information from an external computer system. The electromechanical assembly also includes a jamming mechanism that can be activated by a controller board in order to simulate an empty clip or jammed weapon. The jamming mechanism can be manually or remotely reset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel P. Quinlan, John M. Hinnant, Teresa Melia Hinnant
  • Patent number: 4964754
    Abstract: A screeding machine has mounted thereon, in order from front to rear, a paving material agitating means for dispersing and expelling trapped air, a screeding roller, and first and second drive rollers. For a fine finish, a finishing roller extends from the rear of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1990
    Inventors: James D. Garner, John M. Hinnant
  • Patent number: 4913584
    Abstract: A screeding machine has mounted thereon, in a trailing position, a finishing roller 51 which is driven at a rotational speed sufficient to impart a polish or patina to the surface of the paving material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1990
    Inventors: James D. Garner, John M. Hinnant
  • Patent number: 4747726
    Abstract: A screeding machine has hydraulic cylinders for independently raising and lowering the opposite ends of a drive roller to effect steering actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1988
    Inventors: James D. Garner, John M. Hinnant