Patents by Inventor Michael M. Olden

Michael M. Olden 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: 5819412
    Abstract: A jig system for aligning wooden chords and metal web members in the manufacture of joists, the system includes an assembly surface having a longitudinally extending track therein, and a plurality of jigs positionable in the track. The jigs have upwardly projecting pins for engaging alignment holes in the webs for properly orienting and spacing the webs. The jigs may also have generally parallel alignment bars on either side of the pin for holding the portion of the metal web surrounding the alignment hole therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: MiTek Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael M. Olden
  • Patent number: 5553961
    Abstract: A hinge for use in pairs hingedly connecting two generally coplanar wooden structural members of a wooden truss structure enabling folding of the structure to reduce its height for transport over the road, comprising two pivotally interconnected plates each having teeth for nailing them to the wooden members and one having fingers for engagement with a surface of a wooden member for accurate alignment of two of the hinges for being nailed to the two members at opposite faces thereof to form a hinged joint between the members, and hinged joints utilizing the hinges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1996
    Assignee: MiTek Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael M. Olden