Patents by Inventor Morris N. Jones, III

Morris N. Jones, III 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: 6025777
    Abstract: A tire pressure and temperature measurement system adapts a Y-block (30) to an existing valve stem (20). One branch (44) of the Y-block accepts a conventional valve core (42) and another branch (38) accepts a flexible tubular temperature sensor (36) that leads "down the throat" of the existing valve stem and into the interior of a tire (14, 18). Another embodiment is adapted for use on inside dual tires (18). Making a measurement entails attaching a pressure sensor (40) to the valve stem and attaching a hand-held processor (112) to the sensors. The hand-held processor reads the current tire pressure and temperature; executes a program (Eqs. 1-6) that accounts for measured and target temperatures, vapor pressures, and gas compressibility; and indicates how much pressure to add or subtract to the tire to achieve an accurate final tire operating pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Assignee: Fuller Brothers, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy C. Fuller, Melvin M. Priday, John C. Fuller, James C. Foster, Morris N. Jones, III, Robert Prow, Patrick H. Barrett, Alan J. Walters