Patents by Inventor John M. Palmer, Jr.

John M. Palmer, 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).

  • Publication number: 20190275357
    Abstract: A portable positive air filtration device including a respiration component and a harness component. The harness component being connected with the respiration component so as to secure the respiration component against the face of a user and covering the mouth and nostril of the user. One or more fans or air-moving components, one or more filters and at least one power supply provide filtered air to the user at a positive pressure. In some examples, the device includes a mask housing, a filter, a fan and an electronics control system. One or more batteries are provided for powering the device. The electronic control system can be connected with an electronic device for real time monitoring and control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicants: P&B Innovations LLC, AUBURN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Melvin Merri PALMER, JR., Jerry Dwayne BRITTON, David F. DYER, John A. KLINNER, Adam L. LOGAN, Corey M. COX, Morgan I. COOPER, Thomas J. BRACKIN, Ritu SINGH, Christopher L. BRIGHT, Evans A. CARR, Landon B. CARTWRIGHT, Sangyun GO, Michael T. JONES, Brandon M. WEAVER
  • Patent number: 6390761
    Abstract: An articulating, telescopic ramp for mounting on the top surface of the cargo bed of a truck, trailer or van. A base assembly 20 attaches to the cargo bed. A pivoting frame 40 is pivotally attached to the base assembly. A telescopic frame 60 is positioned on the pivoting frame so that it travels parallel to it. Lifting cylinders 46 attached to the forward end of the pivoting frame and to the forward end of the base assembly lift the forward end of the pivoting frame thus pivoting it relative to the base assembly. A pulling system 90 consisting of a rod less cylinder 93 and a traveling hub 92 is used for loading and unloading cargo on and off the ramp A modified tailgate 122 allows the ramp to reside and telescope forward and aft under it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Inventors: John M. Palmer, Jr., John M. Palmer, III, Evelyn C. Martinez
  • Patent number: 5659905
    Abstract: Embodiment (14) of the present invention has powered rotating drive rollers (44, 46) on each side of the bed's mattress (30). The drive rollers are connected to articulating arms (56) which pivot about axis (58, 59) near the center of the head end (21) and the foot end (22) of the bed. A transfer/turning sheet (66) removably connects to the drive rollers. By raising the drive roller on one side of the bed a patient (80) will be rolled over toward the opposite side. That drive rolled will then be lowered and the transfer/turning sheet will lay flat on the mattress again. The patient can be transferred laterally (47) across the bed by turning the drive rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1997
    Inventors: John M. Palmer, Jr., John M. Palmer, III
  • Patent number: 5524303
    Abstract: The lifter/rotator device of the present invention is useful in assisting a user to raise from a sitting position to a standing position, rotating to a different direction, and resitting on another device or piece of furniture. Embodiment (16) shows base (40B) incorporated in a wheelchair (100). Vertical support column (60B) is mounted off center on a powered rotatable standing platform (50B). Parallel linkage lifting arms (94) and (94') connect pivot assembly (69) on top of support column (60B) to body rest (92). By activating the controls on hand grip and controls (98) a user is lifted upward and forward, rotated to another direction, and lowered on another device. Platform (91) is for a legless user not needing the more elaborate support provided by body rest (92). Storage tank (110) supplies compressed air for driving the various functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Inventors: John M. Palmer, Jr., John M. Palmer, III
  • Patent number: 5425150
    Abstract: A device for converting a flat bed into an adjustable bed. The system (10) has a base (20) which mounts on the bed's box-springs (14) and an articulating platform (30) sandwiched between the box-springs (14) and the mattress head section (18A). The articulating platform (30) pivots about the pivoting end (28) of base (20) by inflating bellows (40). The controls (42, 43, 44) provide for adjustable firmness, degree and speed of pivoting, and delay for the start of the deflating of bellows (40) for lowering articulating platform (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1995
    Inventors: John M. Palmer, Jr., John M. Palmer, III
  • Patent number: 5390379
    Abstract: A person conveyor system (20) for transporting its user transversely across either a flat bed or an articulating bed (30). Drive rollers (42 and 46) on each side of the bed move a conveyor belt (48) on which a traveling mattress (50) is attached. Generally, a primary unit supports the user's torso. Optionally, one or two additional units may support the users legs and/or head. When two or more units are incorporated in the system, by cross controlling the units the user can partially rotate his or her body about the surface of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1995
    Inventors: John M. Palmer, Jr., John M. Palmer, III
  • Patent number: 5274862
    Abstract: A fabric device (50) useful in turning over a patient (60) while lying on a bed (22) equipped with a lateral traveling transfer system (30) or bedside pulling device (70). The fabric device (50) consist of a middle section (52) on which a patient (60) lays. A strap or straps (54) on each side of the patient (60) are disposed over the patient's torso (62) and are attached to the handrails (40) or the bedside pulling means (70) on the opposite side of the bed (22). Lateral movement of the torso (62) in one direction and the pulling by the straps (54) in the opposite direction creates the turning action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1994
    Inventors: John M. Palmer, Jr., Palmer, John M.
  • Patent number: 5136962
    Abstract: The inflatable bladder (50) contained hull (30) of an aquatic vessel (20) that can be used on a floating swimming pool or spa, a raft or boat, a containment boom or the like. Connectors (33) and retaining lines (34) interconnect the free ends of hull components (31) and accessories (40). The system may be disassembled, turned inside out, and/or upside down and reassembled if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1992
    Inventors: John M. Palmer, Jr., John M. Palmer, III
  • Patent number: 4762078
    Abstract: Aquatic vessels having inflatable hull envelopes that receive transversely (i.e., are transected by) tie members for carrying framework upon which decking, propulsion devices, etc. are supported. The hull envelopes, which are generally cigar-shaped, are located side by side, with or without spacing of adjacent envelopes apart. Engine-propulsion and/or wind-propulsion devices can be supported on the framework, with or without adaptation of the envelopes thereto. Such vessels are useful for general transportation or for special recreational uses such as carrying persons for deep-sea fishing, or pulling persons on water skies along the surface, or persons held aloft by a parachute-like sail (or "parasail") above the surface, and are capable of high-speed travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1988
    Inventor: John M. Palmer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4087870
    Abstract: A pool assembly designed to be supported in a natural body of water such as a lake, river, canal, etc., and including a flexible, waterproof liner structure secured about its peripheral edge to a floatation device in the form of a buoyant rim portion disposed in supporting relation to the liner and maintained in floating relation to the surface of the body of water. A floating deck comprising, in part, a hollow portion for storage of the liner when not in use and a filtering assembly, is removably attached to the rim portion by a correspondingly configured channel structure formed in the housing of the deck, wherein the deck itself is buoyant and is disposed in interconnecting relation between the liner and the shore or equivalent permanent installation leading to the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1978
    Inventor: John M. Palmer, Jr.