Patents by Inventor Robert J. Oliver

Robert J. Oliver 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: 20040267685
    Abstract: An emergency information storage container stores information which facilitates location by rescue personnel of regular building occupants in the event of an emergency situation, such as a fire or gas leak. The information may include the names of individuals or pets regularly occupying the building and the locations in the building which they regularly occupy. Floor plan information may be provided. The storage container is installed at the building. In the event of an emergency, rescue personnel open the container and use the information stored therein to facilitate rescue efforts. The storage container may be provided in a kit which includes instructions for preparing the emergency information, installing the storage container and storing the information in the container. A method for assisting rescue personnel is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventors: Thomas G. Sharland, Robert J. Oliver
  • Patent number: 6089112
    Abstract: A starter assembly for starting an engine is provided incorporating a mechanical diode in the drive train between the starter motor and the engine, including two coaxial plates with facing surfaces that are linked by pivoting members. The pivoting members are recessed into a facing surface of the first plate. They pivot outward under spring force from the facing surface of the first plate to engage slots in the facing surface of the second plate. This allows the first plate to drive the second plate, but also allows the second plate to overrun the first plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Assignee: Case Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher J. Kelly, Robert J. Oliver, Donald A. Cech, Allan D. Hillyer
  • Patent number: 4822094
    Abstract: A seat suspension mechanism providing a vertical range of cushion travel to a tractor seat when fluid is supplied to the mechanism. The suspension mechanism includes a linkage assembly movable through a predetermined path of travel for securing the seat to the frame and a damper assembly operable in combination with the linkage assembly for regulating the cushion travel of the seat. The present invention further includes an automatic seat stop mechanism connectable to the suspension mechanism for limiting the movement of the linkage assembly and the seat upon cessation or interruption of fluid flow to the seat suspension mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1989
    Assignee: J. I. Case Company
    Inventors: Raymond L. Oldfather, Robert J. Oliver
  • Patent number: 4310026
    Abstract: Individual rotary flow control valves associated with and metering hydraulic fluid flow through one or more directional control valves mounted on a tractor frame are connected by flexible push-pull cables to respective control sectors located adjacent the tractor seat so that an operator may control the flow rate to a remote hydraulically driven or adjusted implement from the tractor seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1982
    Assignee: International Harvester Company
    Inventors: Robert J. Oliver, Kenneth J. Lindblom, Lloyd B. Idelman, Carl S. Medo
  • Patent number: 4148455
    Abstract: The invention is concerned with a stand for a beach umbrella or other object comprising a vertical pole, such as the game comprising a tubular pole carrying a tethered ball the stand comprising a container which can hold water, sand or other ballast, and having a lid, the base of the container having a formation which locates the end of the pole and the lid having an orifice vertically above the formation when the lid is in its closed position to provide a snug fit with the pole; formations being provided on the pole to coact with complemental formations in the container or on the lid to prevent rotation of the pole in the stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1979
    Assignee: Zimm-Zamm Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Robert J. Oliver