Patents by Inventor Watkins Crockett, IV

Watkins Crockett, IV 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: 7389568
    Abstract: A hose clamp 100 including a band 120 with an integrated wave-form 110 formed in the band 120 for spring compensation during thermal cycling and material aging, and notches 122 formed in the band 120; a housing 150; a worm gear screw 140 for tensioning the hose clamp; a compression liner 130 inserted in the inside circumference of the band 120 to increase clamp unit loading by concentrating the load radially inward around and through the circumference of the band 120; and an attachment means to secure the compression liner 130 in place with the band 120.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Epicor Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Watkins Crockett, IV, Jonathan L. Chilson, Duane M. Farmer, Rex Fayter, David A. Ramsey, Gene C. Holz, Brian J. Adamo
  • Patent number: 5410781
    Abstract: A hose clamp is provided for compressing a hose radially to hold the hose on a pipe. The clamp has a band for wrapping about the hose over the pipe and includes a first end and a free end. Angled slots extend in parallel adjacent the free end and a housing is attached to the first end and includes first and second end walls. An adjustment screw passes through the first end wall and extends generally in parallel with respect to the bands, the screw being contained within the housing at all times but for a head and a part of a shank adjacent the head. The head is operable to rotate the screw which has a thread in engagement with the angled slots so that rotation of the screw will adjust the band about a hose. The screw also includes a thrust surface adjacent the thread and remote from the head and a helical coil spring is contained in the housing in alignment with the screw and in compressive engagement between the thrust surface and the second end wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1995
    Assignee: Tridon Limited
    Inventors: Theodore R. Anjos, Michael H. Reese, Watkins Crockett, IV, Gene C. Holz, Frank Segato
  • Patent number: 5402984
    Abstract: A jack mechanism having a crank handle that drives a linear motion control all nut and threaded screw. Two rods are included to provide a positive stop in each direction of the jack's limit so as to prevent overrun of the mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1995
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Watkins Crockett, IV, Bernard W. Baird
  • Patent number: D461544
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: Tridon, Inc.
    Inventor: Watkins Crockett, IV