Patents by Inventor Roger D. Pritchard

Roger D. Pritchard 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: 4127347
    Abstract: A one piece corner gusset for rigidly attaching the miter corners of hollow frame structures employed in the fabrication of various sheet metal members, such as some types of doors including screen doors. The gusset is comprised of a metal bar formed into a generally right triangular configuration, the two right angular legs thereof being connected by a hypotenuse portion which functions as a draw bar to properly align and maintain a rigid connection between two right angularly disposed hollow frame members when the gusset is positioned therein and fastened in place by any suitable fastening means such as screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1978
    Inventor: Roger D. Pritchard
  • Patent number: 4071301
    Abstract: A corner gusset for fastening the corners of a hollow frame structure such as those employed in the fabrication of some types of doors. The gusset comprises a first member providing two legs in the general form of an angle bracket with inwardly turned end flanges, and a second member, comprising a draw-bar, fixed in a spanning relation between the two legs of the angle bracket. Opposed end portions of the draw-bar are angled relative to the main span thereof to lie against the respective inner faces of the two legs adjacent the inwardly turned end flanges. An outwardly extending lug from each of the angled end portions extends through a companionately shaped end sized hole through one of the inwardly turned end portions to securely hold the two members in assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1978
    Inventor: Roger D. Pritchard