Patents by Inventor Richard W. Martin

Richard W. Martin 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).

  • Publication number: 20020162852
    Abstract: A baton suitable for use in self-defense includes a body adapted to receive a canister of spray therein, a nozzle securable to the body and adapted to receive spray therethrough, and a trigger mounted on the body. The trigger mounts on the body in a location that permits grasping of the body underhanded with the thumb positioned over the trigger to permit movement of the trigger from an unfired position to a fired position that facilitates ejection of spray from the canister through the nozzle. The trigger includes an actuator and a lock coupled therewith. One motion performed with the thumb releases the lock and moves the actuator from the unfired position of the trigger to the fired position of the trigger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2001
    Publication date: November 7, 2002
    Inventors: Vito Cellini, Richard W. Martin
  • Patent number: 5927470
    Abstract: A pair of parts formed in a first stamping operation is removed from a first die press and placed on a separator assembly carried by a shuttle. As the parts are carried by the shuttle to a pair of secondary die presses, they are transversely separated by a stationary cam and a pair of cam followers carried by the shuttle. Once separated, the parts are automatically transferred into the secondary die presses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Assignee: Chrysler Corporation
    Inventors: Steve N. Petropoulos, Jerry Killikevc, Donley Townsend, Richard W. Martin, John Jackson
  • Patent number: 5636887
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a lifting device having a gas-attachment end and a lifting end, two pins each attachable to the gas-attachment end of the lifting device, and a gas-supply coupler for connecting a gas supply to the lifting device. Each pin has a longitudinal bore extending therethrough and an extending portion which extends beyond the gas-attachment end of the lifting device when the pins are attached thereto. One of the pins has an exterior annular notch on the extending portion. The gas-supply coupler is connectable to the two pins and has a locking element which releasably locks into the annular notch on the pin having the annular notch. The lifting device, the two pins, and the gas-supply coupler together have two passages leading from the gas-supply coupler, through the longitudinal bores of the two pins and to the lifting end of the lifting device. One passage is designed such that, when gas flows therethrough toward the lifting end, suction is created at the lifting end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1997
    Assignee: Chrysler Corporation
    Inventors: Steven N. Petropoulos, Richard W. Martin, Edward J. Sands
  • Patent number: 5003888
    Abstract: An applicator for applying two rail fasteners at right angle to a rail. The applicator incorporates a pair of applicator arms pivoted midway between their ends and having an hydraulic ram connected between their upper ends. This enables the abutment faces on the lower ends of the applicator arms to be moved in unison toward the rail fasteners or away from them. The applicator also incorporates a brake mechanism which contacts the wheel of the applicator which rides the rail. This brake mechanism is adjustable to adjust the height of the applicator arms above the rail tie so that when the applicator is stopped the applicator abutment faces are at the correct height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1991
    Assignee: McKay Australia Limited
    Inventor: Richard W. Martin
  • Patent number: 4947351
    Abstract: An ultrasonic echo scanning apparatus having operator determined software controlled gated sampling of individual radio frequency excursions in the reflected ultrasonic energy waveform. Use of the system to obtain heretofore images of damage layers, resident in close physical proximity to large echo regions of a workpiece and images of good correlation with physical inspection of a disintegrated workpiece is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Thomas J. Moran, Charles F. Buynak, Richard W. Martin
  • Patent number: 4875277
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a formed metal blocking, for mounting within wedge-shaped gaps between coils of a toroidal transformer, including butterfly-shaped top and bottom core blockings. The blockings are formed from identical stampings, each stamping having a pair of U-shaped coil-engaging faces joined along their inner legs by a center web. The stampings are joined back to back and have a number of flanges which are bent over for securing the stampings to one another. The stampings have an apertured tab at the end of the center web used to form a lifting eye for the top blocking. With the bottom blocking, the tabs are folded over for mounting to a base plate. The outer legs of the U-shaped faces are longer than the inner legs and center web to create a gap in the electric path surrounding the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1989
    Assignee: Kuhlman Corporation
    Inventors: Richard W. Martin, John L. Fisher, William R. Fortenberry, Randall L. Schlake, Ronald F. Dornbrock, James D. Richerson, Kenneth E. Marrett, Sr.
  • Patent number: 4833436
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a formed metal blocking, for mounting within wedge-shaped gaps between coils of a toroidal transformer, including butterfly-shaped top and bottom core blockings. The blockings are formed from identical stampings, each stamping having a pair of U-shaped coil-engaging faces joined along their inner legs by a center web. The stampings are joined back to back and have a number of flanges which are bent over for securing the stampings to one another. The stampings have an apertured tab at the end of the center web used to form a lifting eye for the top blocking. With the bottom blocking the tabs are folded over for mounting to a base plate. The outer legs of the U-shaped faces are longer than the inner legs and center web to create a gap in the electric path surrounding the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Assignee: Kuhlman Corporation
    Inventors: Richard W. Martin, John L. Fisher, William R. Fortenberry, Randall L. Schlake, Ronald F. Dornbrock, James D. Richerson, Kenneth E. Marrett, Sr.
  • Patent number: 4765861
    Abstract: A toroidal electrical transformer having a low voltage coil, a high voltage coil, and an annular magnetic core is disclosed. The preferred low voltage and high voltage coils are each fabricated in two semitoroidal sections which together form an arcuate elongated passage therethrough. Two bobbin halves are inserted into the semitoroidal sections of the low and high voltage coils and are joined to form a cylindrical bobbin within the arcuate elongated passage. The preferred annular magnetic core is wound onto the bobbin within the arcuate elongated passage substantially from a continuous strip of magnetic material resulting in a toroidal transformer with continuous windings and a continuous wound core. Various components and sub-assemblies are also disclosed along with various apparatus and methods for producing such toroidal electrical transformers, its components and its sub-assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1988
    Assignee: Kuhlman Corporation
    Inventors: Joe E. Curtis, Jr., Richard W. Martin, Clair E. Piatt, Hubert L. R. Mohney, J. Richard McClelland, John L. Fisher
  • Patent number: 4761629
    Abstract: A toroidal transformer insulation tube includes first and second identical, molded plastic U-channel halves. The halves each have an arcuate bottom and generally semi-cylindrical sides which extend upwardly from the bottom and terminate in inner and outer edges. The edges have symmetrically arranged alternating lapped sections, radially offset from adjacent lapped sections, so that when one U-channel half is mounted to another U-channel half with their edges aligned, the lapped sections overlap to restrict relative radial and rotary motion between the U-channel halves. Thickened flanges are formed at the ends of the halves for strength and for keeping the electrical windings on the insulation tube. The flanges have lead slots, facing in opposite axial directions, formed therein for receipt of transformer leads so that the leads in opposed slots of opposed tubes are spaced apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1988
    Assignee: Kuhlman Corporation
    Inventors: Richard W. Martin, Herbert J. Macemon, William R. Fortenberry
  • Patent number: 4665952
    Abstract: A toroidal electrical transformer having a low voltage coil, a high voltage coil and an annular magnetic core is disclosed. The preferred low voltage and high voltage coils are each continuous and form an arcuate elongated passage therethrough. The preferred annular magnetic core is wound in place in said arcuate elongated passage substantially from a continuous strip of magnetic material resulting in a toroidal transformer with continuous windings and a continuous wound core. Various components and sub-assemblies are also disclosed along with various apparatus and methods for producing such toroidal electrical transformers, its components and its sub-assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1987
    Assignee: Kuhlman Corporation
    Inventors: Herbert J. Macemon, John L. Fisher, Clair E. Piatt, Richard W. Martin, Paul H. Winbigler, Thomas H. Aishton