Patents by Inventor John M. Pratt, Jr.

John M. Pratt, 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: 6209826
    Abstract: The hanger body includes a hook for engaging the “Ogee” bead and a clip for slipping over the top edge of the rear wall of the gutter. It also includes a pair of upstruck tabs having openings at their upper ends semi-permanently supporting a fastener at an angle appropriate for driving. As the fastener is driven toward the clip in installation, it drives through the opening of the first tab, and collapses the second tab against the clip to serve as a washer and a reinforcement to better support the hanger and gutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Inventor: John M. Pratt, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5212939
    Abstract: A marine mooring swivel fitting for connection into a mooring line is a generally dumbbell-shaped element having a relatively slender elongate neck with outward enlargements at the opposite ends of the neck respectively and a mooring line attachment on at least one end of the element. In use the attachment may connect the fitting in the mooring line, the slender elongate neck being adapted laterally to receive swivelly therearound one or more conventional shackles. Such a shackle, depending on whether the swivel is at the upper or lower end of the mooring line, may be secured to a pendant made fast to a marine craft on the surface or secured to an anchoring device. The enlargements, larger than the opening in the shackle, serve to limit the longitudinal movement of the shackle on the element without limiting rotational movement of the shackle around the element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1993
    Inventor: John M. Pratt, Jr.