Patents by Inventor Wade J. Woodall

Wade J. Woodall 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: 7849801
    Abstract: A railway tank car is provided having a manway formed in a body of the tank car. The tank car includes a manway cover plate coupled to the body of the tank car and disposed over at least a portion of the manway. A protective housing assembly is coupled to the body of the tank car and disposed around the manway cover plate. A plurality of structural supports are arranged around an outer perimeter of the protective housing assembly and are coupled to the protective housing assembly and to the body of the tank car.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Trinity Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas H. Dalrymple, Wade J. Woodall
  • Patent number: 6910427
    Abstract: Security devices are provided to prevent or block unauthorized access through portholes formed in a protective housing assembly when the protective housing assembly is in its first, closed position and to allow access through the portholes when the protective housing assembly is in its second, open position. The protective housing assembly may be mounted on an upper portion of a railway tank car to protect valves, fittings and other components associated with loading and unloading of lading from the tank car. The portholes are typically formed in the protective housing assembly to allow access to an adjacent valve or other component. Each porthole cover may be engaged with a normal access cover of the protective housing assembly to block or restrict access through the respective porthole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: TRN Business Trust
    Inventors: Wade J. Woodall, Thomas H. Dalrymple
  • Publication number: 20040074416
    Abstract: Security devices are provided to prevent or block unauthorized access through portholes formed in a protective housing assembly when the protective housing assembly is in its first, closed position and to allow access through the portholes when the protective housing assembly is in its second, open position. The protective housing assembly may be mounted on an upper portion of a railway tank car to protect valves, fittings and other components associated with loading and unloading of lading from the tank car. The portholes are typically formed in the protective housing assembly to allow access to an adjacent valve or other component. Each porthole cover may be engaged with a normal access cover of the protective housing assembly to block or restrict access through the respective porthole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Applicant: TRN Business Trust
    Inventors: Wade J. Woodall, Thomas H. Dalrymple
  • Patent number: 6694889
    Abstract: A siphon drainpipe system and method for use in a railway tank car includes a railway tank car having a tank at least partially defined by a generally elongate hollow cylinder having closed ends. The tank includes an upper surface and a lower surface, and forms a generally enclosed interior portion. A nozzle is coupled with the upper surface of the tank. A siphon pipe which extends from the nozzle toward the lower surface of the tank is coupled with the nozzle. The siphon pipe is at least partially disposed within the interior portion of the tank. In accordance with a particular embodiment of the present invention the siphon pipe includes a generally rigid, metallic portion disposed adjacent the upper surface of the tank, and a generally flexible portion disposed adjacent the lower surface of the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: TRN Business Trust
    Inventors: Wade J. Woodall, Stephen W. Smith
  • Publication number: 20030154879
    Abstract: A siphon drainpipe system and method for use in a railway tank car includes a railway tank car having a tank at least partially defined by a generally elongate hollow cylinder having closed ends. The tank includes an upper surface and a lower surface, and forms a generally enclosed interior portion. A nozzle is coupled with the upper surface of the tank. A siphon pipe which extends from the nozzle toward the lower surface of the tank is coupled with the nozzle. The siphon pipe is at least partially disposed within the interior portion of the tank. In accordance with a particular embodiment of the present invention the siphon pipe includes a generally rigid, metallic portion disposed adjacent the upper surface of the tank, and a generally flexible portion disposed adjacent the lower surface of the tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2003
    Publication date: August 21, 2003
    Applicant: TRN Business Trust, Inc.
    Inventors: Wade J. Woodall, Stephen W. Smith
  • Publication number: 20020195019
    Abstract: A railway tank car includes a tank at least partially defined by a generally elongated hollow cylinder, a first closed end and a second closed end. A plurality of heat transfer ducts operable to receive a heating fluid may be disposed on a lower portion of an exterior surface of the tank. A layer of ceramic coating may be disposed over exterior surfaces of the plurality of heat transfer ducts and at least a portion of the exterior surface of the tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2002
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Applicant: TRN BUSINESS TRUST
    Inventor: Wade J. Woodall