Patents by Inventor Morris L. Whaley

Morris L. Whaley 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: 4395185
    Abstract: A self-leveling boat trailer adapted to be towed behind a vehicle. In one embodiment, the trailer includes a pivotally mounted tongue assembly and a wheeled undercarriage. A flotation system at the stern end of the trailer causes the stern of the trailer to float upon entry into the water. A control linkage is utilized to pivot the tongue assembly in response to the flotation of the trailer stern, lowering the bow end of the trailer, thereby maintaining the trailer in a level position. In a second embodiment, the entire support platform pivots while the tongue assembly and wheeled undercarriage are coupled to a single rigid member. In either embodiment, boat launch and recovery are improved by maintaining the trailer in a level position despite the incline of a typical launching ramp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1983
    Inventor: Morris L. Whaley
  • Patent number: 4294495
    Abstract: A boom socket in which the gooseneck assembly and cross pin are supported in rolling contact bearings and in which the construction and materials eliminate free play and minimize corrosion and otherwise reduce maintenance to a minimum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1981
    Assignee: Morris Whaley, Inc.
    Inventor: Morris L. Whaley