Patents by Inventor Merton K. Hahne

Merton K. Hahne 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: 5356166
    Abstract: An improved locking mechanism for an arrestably lockable telescoping tow bar assembly comprises a slidable latch member surrounding balls-containing sideward openings of an outer tube that are radially alignable with an outside groove of a telescopingly associated inner tube, the slidable latch member including a medial cam portion slidably surrounding the outer tube between a surrounding retainer ring augmentation therefor and the balls-containing sideward openings therefor; a cover slidably surrounding a trailward part of the slidable latch member and being trailwardly immovable along the outer tube; and a helical spring means acutatably extending between the cover member and the slidable latch member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1994
    Assignee: Automatic Equipment Mfg. Co.
    Inventors: Merton K. Hahne, William A. Bachman