Patents by Inventor Robert H. Green

Robert H. Green 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: 9874024
    Abstract: An anchor post for mounting a baluster having a hollow interior onto a supporting surface. The anchor post has a stalk adapted to extend into one end of a baluster and a body adapted to be fastened to a supporting surface. The body has a centrally located downwardly pointed spike for centering the body on a supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventor: Robert H. Green
  • Publication number: 20160145873
    Abstract: An anchor post for mounting a baluster having a hollow interior onto a supporting surface. The anchor post has a stalk adapted to extend into one end of a baluster and a body adapted to be fastened to a supporting surface. The body has a centrally located downwardly pointed spike for centering the body on a supporting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventor: Robert H. Green
  • Publication number: 20140217347
    Abstract: An anchor post for mounting a baluster having a hollow interior. The anchor post has a body adapted to carry a fastening element for attaching said body to a support and a projection adapted to anchor a baluster.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Robert H. Green
  • Patent number: 8590528
    Abstract: A solar collector system is for support in a building opening to furnish heated air to the interior of the building. The solar collector system includes a collector shell supported at the opening and including a front heating chamber, at least one air intake channel and at least one air outlet channel and a fan disposed within the collector shell for providing a closed loop air circulation from the air intake channel, through the heating chamber and to the air outlet channel. The front heating chamber is defined in part by a parabolic reflector having a focal point facing out from the heating chamber. A heat exchanger is disposed within the parabolic reflector for absorbing solar energy directed to the heating chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Robert H. Green
  • Patent number: 7779582
    Abstract: A stairway system is disclosed that includes a plurality of spaced apart treads; a handrail; and at least two balusters per tread. Each baluster includes a top length segment, a bottom length segment and a turning length segment, the turning length segment including a defined feature. According to the present invention, the turning length segment of each subsequent baluster is greater than the turning length segment of the previous baluster according to the equation of the riser height divided by the total number of balusters. Thus, each feature in the bottom length segment of each of the balusters align with the tread for each baluster. In the preferred embodiment, only four different baluster lengths are necessary for both two and three balusters per tread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: ECMD, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert H. Green
  • Patent number: 7421824
    Abstract: A stairway system is disclosed that includes a plurality of spaced apart treads; a handrail; and at least two balusters per tread. Each baluster includes a top length segment, a bottom length segment and a turning length segment, the turning length segment including a portion of defined features. According to the present invention, a length of the turning length segment of a subsequent baluster is greater than a length of the turning length segment of a previous baluster on the same tread according to the equation of the riser height divided by the total number of balusters. Thus, each of a portion of the defined feature in the bottom length segment of each of the balusters align with the tread for each baluster. In the preferred embodiment, only four different baluster lengths are necessary for both two and three balusters per tread stairway systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: ECMD, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert H. Green
  • Publication number: 20070283638
    Abstract: A stairway system including a plurality of treads, a handrail including a fastener, and a handrail support. A fixture for joining a handrail having at least two segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventors: Robert H. Green, James N. Trice, Richard W. Turner
  • Patent number: 7159363
    Abstract: A stairway and rail system. The stairway system includes a plurality of spaced apart treads; at least one baluster per tread; a two-piece handrail assembly; and a lateral support for supporting the handrail. In the preferred embodiment, the handrail assembly includes: a top segment; a bottom segment; a mating surface on one of the top segment and the bottom segment for aligning the top segment with the bottom segment; and a fastener groove between the top segment and the bottom segment for permitting the accommodation of fasteners used to attach the handrail to each baluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: ECMD, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert H. Green, J. Allen Dyer
  • Patent number: 6769221
    Abstract: A stairway system is disclosed that includes a plurality of spaced apart treads; a handrail; and at least two balusters per tread. Each baluster includes a top length segment, a bottom length segment and a turning length segment, the turning length segment including a portion of defined features. According to the present invention, a length of the turning length segment of a subsequent baluster is greater than a length of the turning length segment of a previous baluster on the same tread according to the equation of the riser height divided by the total number of balusters. Thus, each of a portion of the defined feature in the bottom length segment of each of the balusters align with the tread for each baluster. In the preferred embodiment, only four different baluster lengths are necessary for both two and three balusters per tread stairway systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: ECMD, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert H. Green
  • Patent number: 6715242
    Abstract: A stairway and rail system. The stairway system includes a plurality of spaced apart treads; at least one baluster per tread; a two-piece handrail assembly; and a lateral support for supporting the handrail. In the preferred embodiment, the handrail assembly includes: a top segment; a bottom segment; a mating surface on one of the top segment and the bottom segment for aligning the top segment with the bottom segment; and a fastener groove between the top segment and the bottom segment for permitting the accommodation of fasteners used to attach the handrail to each baluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: ECMD, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert H. Green, J. Allen Dyer
  • Publication number: 20030154264
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of performing online switching of software from executing a first version of operating software to executing a second version of operating software in a communication system (100). The system (100) incorporates connection gateways (130, 200) controllable using the software for routing and processing communication traffic flowing between subscribers connected to the system (100) in response to subscriber demand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2003
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Inventors: Peter N Martin, Icarus Sparry, William A Lindsay, Keith M Lane, Robert H Green
  • Patent number: 5375638
    Abstract: An improved hydraulic log splitter which includes a hydraulic reservoir formed integrally with a frame of the log splitter. Hydraulic fluid from the reservoir is supplied by a pump to a control valve. A fluid passage is open through the control valve to a hydraulic intensifier which includes a cylinder and a piston extendable from the cylinder. The piston pushes a log against a stationary splitting wedge. The piston is urged toward a retracted position by a return spring internal to the cylinder. When the control valve is in other than an "extend" position, hydraulic fluid supplied to the control valve is allowed to flow into a return conduit back to the reservoir. In this condition, the pressure the hydraulic fluid develops insufficient force to overcome the force exerted by the return spring, and the ram remains retracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1994
    Assignee: Clarke Power Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert H. Green, Dennis D. Price
  • Patent number: 5217065
    Abstract: A feeder tube (26) for outputting a liquid evenly along its length is formed of an inner tube (40) and an outer tube (42), each having a split (48,50) along at least part of their lengths. The splits (48,50) are positioned away from each other thus allowing liquid in the inner and outer tubes (40,42) through the split (48) in the inner tube (40) and into a gap (44) between the inner and outer tubes (40,42). The liquid is then output from the feeder tube (26) through the split (50) in the outer tuber (42). The feeder tube (26) is incorporated in apparatus for enabling heat transfer between a fluid and an elongate element (22). In the apparatus at least one feeder tube (26) is positioned above and at least in part parallel to the elongate element (22), whereby an even film of the fluid in liquid form is formed on at least a part of the elongate element (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1993
    Assignee: Electricity Association Technology Limited
    Inventors: Robert H. Green, William J. Lewis
  • Patent number: 4726284
    Abstract: A hydraulic cylinder is disclosed having a hollow cylinder with a closed first end and an open second end. A rod is positioned in the interior of the hollow cylinder and the rod is securely connected to the first end of the cylinder. The rod is positioned in substantially the center of the hollow cylinder and is substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the cylinder. The end of the rod that is spaced apart from the first end of the cylinder has an area of enlarged cross-section. A movable piston having a first end and a second end positioned with the first end of the piston being in the interior of the hollow cylinder. The second end of the piston extends from the open end of the hollow cylinder. The first end of the piston defines a slot for receiving the end of the rod having an enlarged cross-section. The slot is disposed to receive the end of the rod having the enlarged cross-section when the slot and the end of the rod are properly aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1988
    Inventor: Robert H. Green
  • Patent number: 4522240
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a wedge for splitting wood. The wedge has a thin cutting member which has a first end and a second end. The fist end defines a sharp edge. The cutting member is disposed where the first end first engages the wood to be split. A wedge member is pivotally connected to the second end of the cutting member. The wedge member has a substantially triangular shape. The apex of the triangular-shaped wedge member is pivotally connected to the second end of the cutting member. The base of the triangular-shaped wedge member is spaced apart from the cutting member. The wedge member pivots as the wood is split to follow the grain of the wood to reduce the splitting force required to split the wood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1985
    Inventors: Robert H. Green, James D. Simon
  • Patent number: 4413805
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a detent and a method for maintaining a valve body of a valve in a predetermined position. The valve has an outer housing and a valve body is slideably positioned in the outer housing. A raised diameter section is located on the outer periphery of the valve body. A resilient detent member is positioned around the outer periphery of the valve body. The detent member has a diameter less than the diameter of the raised diameter section. The detent member is positioned to engage the raised diameter section when the valve body is in the preselected position. The engagement of the raised diameter section by the detent member maintains the valve body in the preselected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1983
    Inventors: Robert H. Green, James D. Simon
  • Patent number: D261143
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1981
    Inventor: Robert H. Green
  • Patent number: D465584
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: ECMD, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert H. Green
  • Patent number: D472650
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: ECMD, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert H. Green