Patents by Inventor Owen E. Thoman

Owen E. Thoman 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: 6152430
    Abstract: A portable stanchion in which a tubular base and tubular post are in interlocking relation. The base is formed of semi-rigid material and has two parallel L-shaped kerfs defining a flexible L-shaped tang which carries the tongue. The spacing of the kerfs matches a cross sectional dimension of the lowermost hollow portion of the post allowing a first foot portion of the post to fit inside of the base. The flexible tang and tongue pivot, when urged by application of an impulsive force, to allow insertion of the first foot portion into the base, while the adjacent second foot portion is outside of the base. The base and post are disassembled also by application of an impulsive force, providing a knock down structure for shipping and storage. A pair of similar stanchions will support a fence segment to form a jump wing. A pair of jump wings will support a jump bar for horse jumping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Inventor: Owen E. Thoman
  • Patent number: 4892150
    Abstract: A horseshoe including an arcuate elastomeric shoe body having an upper hoof engaging surface and a lower surface. The upper surface is generally flat and has an arcuate force-bearing recess along the internal periphery disposed to receive a trimmed ridge of the keratinous portion of a hoof. The shoe is thermofit to the animal hoof in order to conform the shoe to the irregularities of the hoof. Upwardly extending tabs from the shoe body contact the outer side wall of the hoof and a quick setting adhesive is applied to the tabs. A non-setting adhesive is applied to the force-bearing recess and the upper surface of the shoe body. The non-setting adhesive is also applied to a sole protective flange which extends inwardly from the shoe body. A tough wear member, resembling an iron horseshoe may be adhered to the elastomeric shoe body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1990
    Inventor: Owen E. Thoman