Patents by Inventor Leo J. Yodock, Jr.

Leo J. Yodock, 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: 7731452
    Abstract: A number of individual barrier units form a floating barrier wall each comprising a housing formed in the general shape of a highway barrier having a top wall, a bottom wall, opposed end walls, and, opposed side walls interconnected to form a hollow interior which is preferably partially or completely filled with a foam material. A ballast weight is secured to each barrier unit, either inside or outside of the hollow interior, to maintain them in an upright position in the water. Cables, couplers and/or other connectors are employed to mount adjacent barrier units end-to-end to form a barrier wall which can encircle a vessel or otherwise isolate an area within a seaport or other body of water to provide security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Inventors: Leo J. Yodock, III, Leo J. Yodock, Jr., Guy C. Yodock
  • Publication number: 20100111602
    Abstract: A barrier wall comprises a number of barrier devices connected end-to-end each having an external reinforcement structure wherein the end-most barrier device in the barrier wall is coupled to a crash cushion by a transition device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Leo J. Yodock, III, Leo J. Yodock, JR., Guy C. Yodock
  • Patent number: 7618212
    Abstract: A barrier device comprises a top wall, a bottom wall, opposed end walls and opposed side walls interconnected to form a hollow interior in which a pair of spaced openings are formed which extend between the side walls. An external reinforcement structure is provided to enhance the structural integrity of the barrier device, including first and second beams each located along one of the side walls which are connected to one another by a mounting device extending through the openings in the hollow interior, or, alternatively, are mounted within a seat formed in each side wall between the opposed ends of the barrier device. The beams of one barrier device are connected end-to-end with the beams of adjacent barrier devices to form an essentially continuous wall of barriers which resist disengagement from one another and exhibit improved resistance to being broken apart upon impact by a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Inventors: Leo J. Yodock, III, Leo J. Yodock, Jr., Guy C. Yodock
  • Patent number: 7600942
    Abstract: A barrier device comprises a top wall, a bottom wall, opposed end walls and opposed side walls interconnected to form a hollow interior in which a pair of spaced openings are formed which extend between the side walls. An external reinforcement structure is provided to enhance the structural integrity of the barrier device, including first and second beams each located along one of the side walls which are connected to one another by adjustable mounting structure extending through the openings. The beams of one barrier device, in turn, are connected end-to-end with the beams of an adjacent barrier device to form an essentially continuous, interconnected wall of barriers which resist disengagement from one another and exhibit improved resistance to being broken apart upon impact by a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Inventors: Leo J. Yodock, III, Leo J. Yodock, Jr., Guy C. Yodock
  • Patent number: 7547157
    Abstract: A barrier device comprises a top wall, a bottom wall, opposed end walls and opposed side walls formed of plastic material which interconnect to form a hollow, closed interior in which the inner surface of each wall is covered with a layer of foam material and then the remainder of the hollow interior is filled with a ballast material such as water, sand, rubber, concrete and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Inventors: Leo J. Yodock, III, Leo J. Yodock, Jr., Guy C. Yodock
  • Patent number: 7537411
    Abstract: An end connector for a barrier device is provided which permits articulation of one barrier device through a relatively large angle with respect to an adjacent barrier device, so that a barrier wall may be formed of a plurality of barrier devices connected end-to-end having a significantly curved shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Inventors: Leo J. Yodock, Jr., Leo J. Yodock, III, Guy C. Yodock
  • Publication number: 20090110480
    Abstract: A barrier device comprises a top wall, a bottom wall, opposed end walls and opposed side walls interconnected to form a hollow interior in which a pair of spaced openings are formed which extend between the side walls. An external reinforcement structure is provided to enhance the structural integrity of the barrier device, including first and second beams each located along one of the side walls which are connected to one another by a mounting device extending through the openings in the hollow interior, or, alternatively, are mounted within a seat formed in each side wall between the opposed ends of the barrier device. The beams of one barrier device are connected end-to-end with the beams of adjacent barrier devices to form an essentially continuous wall of barriers which resist disengagement from one another and exhibit improved resistance to being broken apart upon impact by a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventors: Leo J. Yodock, III, Leo J. Yodock, JR., Guy C. Yodock
  • Publication number: 20090041540
    Abstract: A barrier device comprises a top wall, a bottom wall, opposed end walls and opposed side walls interconnected to form a hollow interior in which a pair of spaced openings are formed which extend between the side walls. An external reinforcement structure is provided to enhance the structural integrity of the barrier device, including first and second beams each located along one of the side walls which are connected to one another by adjustable mounting structure extending through the openings. The beams of one barrier device, in turn, are connected end-to-end with the beams of an adjacent barrier device to form an essentially continuous, interconnected wall of barriers which resist disengagement from one another and exhibit improved resistance to being broken apart upon impact by a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventors: Leo J. Yodock, III, Leo J. Yodock, JR., Guy C. Yodock
  • Publication number: 20080286041
    Abstract: An end connector for a barrier device is provided which permits articulation of one barrier device through a relatively large angle with respect to an adjacent barrier device, so that a barrier wall may be formed of a plurality of barrier devices connected end-to-end having a significantly curved shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventors: Leo J. Yodock, JR., Leo J. Yodock, III, Guy C. Yodock
  • Patent number: 7416364
    Abstract: A pivot unit for use with barrier devices which may be connected end-to-end to form a barrier wall. The pivot unit comprises first and second end connectors, each of which may be coupled to the end of one barrier device, and a hinge post extending between the end connectors. The hinge post is mounted by a pin to each end connector allowing pivotal motion of one end connector, and the barrier device to which it is coupled, through an angle of at least 90° relative to the other end connector and its associated barrier device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Inventors: Leo J. Yodock, III, Leo J. Yodock, Jr., Guy C. Yodock
  • Patent number: 7407341
    Abstract: A floating barrier wall includes a number of individual barrier units each comprising a housing formed in the general shape of a highway barrier having a top wall, a bottom wall, opposed end walls, and, opposed side walls interconnected to form a hollow interior which is preferably partially or completely filled with a foam material. A ballast weight is secured to each barrier unit, either along or beneath the bottom wall, to maintain them in an upright position in the water. Cables, couplers and/or other connectors are employed to mount adjacent barrier units end-to-end to form a barrier wall which can encircle a vessel or otherwise isolate an area within a seaport to provide security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Inventors: Leo J. Yodock, Jr., Leo J. Yodock, III, Guy C. Yodock
  • Patent number: 7351008
    Abstract: A number of individual barrier units form a floating barrier wall each comprising a housing formed in the general shape of a highway barrier having a top wall, a bottom wall, opposed end walls, and, opposed side walls interconnected to form a hollow interior which is preferably partially or completely filled with a foam material. A ballast weight is secured to each barrier unit, either inside or outside of the hollow interior, to maintain them in an upright position in the water. Cables, couplers and/or other connectors are employed to mount adjacent barrier units end-to-end to form a barrier wall which can encircle a vessel or otherwise isolate an area within a seaport or other body of water to provide security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Inventors: Leo J. Yodock, III, Leo J. Yodock, Jr., Guy C. Yodock
  • Publication number: 20070206990
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a pivot unit for use with barrier devices which may be connected end-to-end to form a barrier wall. The pivot unit comprises first and second end connectors, each of which may be coupled to the end of one barrier device, and a hinge post extending between the end connectors. The hinge post is mounted by a pin to each end connector allowing pivotal motion of one end connector, and the barrier device to which it is coupled, through an angle of at least 90° relative to the other end connector and its associated barrier device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Inventors: Leo J. Yodock, III, Leo J. Yodock, Jr., Guy C. Yodock
  • Patent number: 6951434
    Abstract: A traffic control device is provided including at least one barrier unit comprising a top wall formed with at least two openings, a bottom wall having post boots which align with the openings in the top wall, opposed end walls, and, opposed side walls interconnected to form a hollow interior. A post is releasably inserted into the hollow interior of the barrier unit through each opening in its top wall so that an inner portion of each post is received within an aligning post boot on the bottom wall. An outer portion of the posts protrude from the top wall of the barrier unit and support horizontally oriented pannel, the uppermost one of which mounts a sign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Inventors: Leo J. Yodock, Jr., Leo J. Yodock, III, Guy C. Yodock
  • Patent number: 6843614
    Abstract: A portable security system comprises two security units, located on opposite sides of a roadway or other path for vehicles, each consisting of at least two hollow barrier devices filled with a ballast material such as water, sand, chunks of rubber or the like. Adjacent barrier devices in each security unit are interconnected side-by-side, and a cable spans the two security units which is movable between an open position permitting the passage of vehicular traffic along the roadway and a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Inventors: Leo J. Yodock, Jr., Leo J. Yodock, III, Guy C. Yodock
  • Patent number: 6666616
    Abstract: A barrier device comprises a top wall, a bottom wall, opposed end walls and opposed side walls interconnected to form a hollow interior in which a pair of spaced openings are formed which extend between the side walls. An external reinforcement structure is provided to enhance the structural integrity of the barrier device, including first and second beams each located along one of the side walls which are connected to one another by a mounting device extending through the openings in the hollow interior, or, alternatively, are mounted within a seat formed in each side wall between the opposed ends of the barrier device. The beams of one barrier device, in turn, are connected end-to-end with the beams of adjacent barrier devices to form an essentially continuous wall of barriers which resist disengagement from one another and exhibit improved resistance to being broken apart upon impact by a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Inventors: Leo J. Yodock, III, Leo J. Yodock, Jr., Guy C. Yodock
  • Patent number: 6093314
    Abstract: A drain insert for the drain inlets of storm water sewer systems comprises an outer housing, an inner sleeve integrally formed with and extending within the outer housing, a support hanger carried by the outer housing and adapted to rest atop a concrete flange at the mouth of the drain inlet, and, a collar member which rests atop the concrete flange and at least partially overlies the inner sleeve to direct all run-off water into the interior of the drain insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2000
    Inventors: Andrew Charles Wilson, Leo J. Yodock, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5882140
    Abstract: A barrier device comprising a top wall, a bottom wall, opposed end walls, and, opposed sidewalls each including an elongated, vertically extending curb reveal connected to the bottom wall, a substantially vertically extending upper section connected to the top wall, an angled intermediate section connected at one end to the upper section, and, a substantially horizontally extending step connected between the other end of the intermediate section and the curb reveal. Each wall is formed of a resilient plastic, and the walls are interconnected to define a hollow interior which can be filled with a ballast material such as water, sand, rubber, concrete and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Inventors: Leo J. Yodock, Jr., Leo J. Yodock, III, Steven J. Yodock
  • Patent number: D596062
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Inventors: Leo J. Yodock, III, Leo J. Yodock, Jr., Guy C. Yodock