Patents by Inventor Loren R. Maxey

Loren R. Maxey 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: 4087129
    Abstract: A vehicle-carried cargo box has a normally upright gate hinged along its lower margin so as to swing outwardly. An operator system includes a cable track sector mounted at one end of the gate to rotate about an axis as the gate is swung. One end of that sector is coupled to the gate above its lower margin. A motive drive system is mounted on the underside of the cargo box, and a cable is coupled between the track sector and that drive system. The cable is routed between the track sector and the drive system, operation of the drive system working the track sector by means of the cable to effect the opening and closing movement of the gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1978
    Inventor: Loren R. Maxey
  • Patent number: 4056328
    Abstract: An apparatus for grooming snowmobile trails is towed by a dirigible tracked vehicle and includes a generally horizontal main frame, a gooseneck hitch supporting the forward end of the frame in towing engagement with the tracked vehicle, a packing roller supporting the rear end of the frame which serves to pack the snow being groomed, a moldboard scraper mounted between the packing roller and the gooseneck hitch which serves to scrape and level the snow being groomed, and a cutting blade assembly mounted forwardly of the moldboard scraper cuts, breaks and moves snow to fill in grooves and level ridges. A floating pan secured to the rear end of the main frame smoothes the snow following packing by the roller. The snow breaking and cutting blade assembly includes a pair of opposed, spaced-apart cutting blades pivotally secured to the frame and inclined inwardly and rearwardly, and a central V-shaped cutting blade pivotally secured to the frame with the apex thereof directed forwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1977
    Inventor: Loren R. Maxey