Patents by Inventor Maurice L. Messersmith

Maurice L. Messersmith 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: 6264142
    Abstract: The improved helicopter anti-icing and deicing system and method includes mounting an airfoil shaped manifold transversely of the helicopter and filling the manifold with anti-icing or deicing fluid which is not under sufficient pressure to spray outwardly from the manifold. Instead, the rear edge of the manifold is provided with small, spaced openings which cause fluid droplets to form along the rear edge of the manifold and to then drop downwardly by gravity. The helicopter is positioned above a power line with the power line extending in the direction of the helicopter longitudinal axis and droplets are caused to exit the manifold as the helicopter flies along the power line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: Agrotors, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy H. Voss, Maurice L. Messersmith, Darryl K. Ed