Patents by Inventor Stanley E. Elcock

Stanley E. Elcock 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: 5920938
    Abstract: A method for rejuvenating bridge hinges and bridge abutments for replacement of worn bridge bearing pads. The method can be applied to the insertion of heavy duty pipes for seismic retrofitting of joints in elevated roadways. Throughbores are drilled in the concrete span or abutment for placement of small hydraulic jacks and bearing plates. More than one jack can be used in one throughbore. A jack can be positioned in a throughbore at an angle ranging from the vertical to on either side of vertical for shifting the bridge hinge. The worn bridge bearing pads can either be replaced or left in place, with new bearing pads being added. The throughbores are either left unfilled or filled with concrete or steel pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Inventors: Stanley E. Elcock, Stanley D. Elcock