Tom Parsons 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).
Abstract: The invention relates to a dock pole bumper assembly for securing a boat to mooring piling. The assembly has a stationary portion which is secured to the piling and forms a track along which the movable portion glides. A movable portion has a rigid part and a flexible deformable part. The rigid part is provided with a guide channel for engaging the stationary portion during use of the bumper assembly. The resilient deformable portion has an impact-receiving contact surface and non-contacting opposing side walls. Mooring cleats are mounted on the side walls of the rigid member to allow a mooring line of a boat to be secured thereto. An insert of a friction-resistant material is fitted in the guide channel to facilitate movement of the movable portion along the stationary track.