Patents by Inventor William B. Shook

William B. Shook 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).

  • Publication number: 20190136918
    Abstract: A ratchet tooth ring has ratchet teeth with a tooth root where a spline tooth is placed to prevent a thin spot in the ring at the tooth root. By using the same number of spline teeth on the periphery of the ratchet ring as the number of ratchet teeth and positioning the spline tooth opposite the ratchet tooth root the normal thin spot in the ring is avoided. The ratchet ring is mounted into a hub body and the spline teeth transfer torque from the ratchet ring to the hub body. The straight spline tooth on the periphery of the ring has a steep ramp angle to avoid multiplying the generated radial force exerted on the housing excessively when torque is applied. The ratchet teeth and the spline teeth can be forged at the same time making manufacturing lower cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventor: William B. Shook
  • Patent number: 8371660
    Abstract: A splined drive body for supporting a plurality of sprockets is disclosed. The drive body is provided with at least one composite drive body spline which consists of a first portion made up of the drive body material and a second portion made up of a different, harder material. The second portion of the composite drive body spline is an insert which includes a force receiving surface and a force transmitting surface and is operable to transmit force transmitted to it into the drive body through a force receiving surface provided on the first portion of the composite drive body spline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventor: William B. Shook
  • Publication number: 20100254752
    Abstract: A splined drive body for supporting a plurality of sprockets is disclosed. The drive body is provided with at least one composite drive body spline which consists of a first portion made up of the drive body material and a second portion made up of a different, harder material. The second portion of the composite drive body spline is an insert which includes a force receiving surface and a force transmitting surface and is operable to transmit force transmitted to it into the drive body through a force receiving surface provided on the first portion of the composite drive body spline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: William B. Shook
  • Patent number: 7555838
    Abstract: A method for producing a bicycle wheel rim is disclosed. The method involves extruding a thin-walled, hollow body having the cross-sectional shape of the rim and an integral external tab. The walls of the hollow body are sufficiently thin that a length of the hollow body without the external tab is subject to buckling when roll formed to produce a rim. The tab is so positioned and sized that the hollow body with the integral external tab is not subject to buckling when roll formed. A portion of the extrusion is then rolled to a circular shape; the circular portion is cut from the extrusion; the free ends are connected, and the external tab is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Inventor: William B. Shook
  • Publication number: 20080315679
    Abstract: A steel insert for transferring load to an aluminum splined body from thin plate like sprockets used in multiple speed bicycle drive systems is held in place by a dovetail tongue. The tongue is fitted into a mating groove in the aluminum spline and together the steel insert and the aluminum spline are the proper width to fit the industry standard spline. The dovetail in the tongue of the insert holds the insert securely in position while handling the aluminum splined body, installing or uninstalling sprockets. Drive load from the sprocket is handled as a compressive load on the insert and the aluminum spline but does not load the tongue. The steel insert prevents the thin teeth of the sprocket from damaging the aluminum body or aluminum spline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Inventor: William B. Shook
  • Patent number: 7318623
    Abstract: A bicycle seat post and clamp for mounting in the seat tube of a bicycle frame and clamping to the bicycle seat rails. The seat post has a straight section to insert into the seat tube and a preferably toroidal section that is clamped by the clamp. The clamp includes a cradle with hooks at opposing ends that extend around seat rails, and a strap with hooks at opposing ends to extend around the seat rails in the opposing direction. A screw extends between two legs making up the strap for tightening the strap, thereby decreasing the size of the opening formed by the clamp, thus clamping the clamp to the seat post and the seat rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Inventor: William B. Shook
  • Patent number: 6961999
    Abstract: A deep V-section aero rim for a tensioned spoke wheel and a method for producing it are disclosed. The rim is produced by extruding an alloy to produce a rim profile, rolling the extrusion, cutting the rolled extrusion to length, joining the free ends to produce a rim blank and mechanically reducing the thickness of the rim side walls a substantial amount. In one embodiment, each of the side walls, after extrusion, has a thickness that is sufficient to withstand buckling of the side walls during rolling. After rolling and cutting the extrusion to length, its ends are joined and each side wall, namely, the portion between the rim floor and the braking surface, is thinned, preferably by mechanical abrasion, until each side wall is so thin that an extrusion having side walls of that thickness could not be rolled without side wall buckling. In another embodiment, flanges on the outside of the side walls prevent buckling during rolling and the flanges are removed after rolling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Inventor: William B Shook
  • Publication number: 20040163255
    Abstract: A deep V-section aero rim for a tensioned spoke wheel and a method for producing it are disclosed. The rim is produced by extruding an alloy to produce a rim profile, rolling the extrusion, cutting the rolled extrusion to length, joining the free ends to produce a rim blank and mechanically reducing the thickness of the rim side walls a substantial amount. In one embodiment, each of the side walls, after extrusion, has a thickness that is sufficient to withstand buckling of the side walls during rolling. After rolling and cutting the extrusion to length, its ends are joined and each side wall, namely, the portion between the rim floor and the braking surface, is thinned, preferably by mechanical abrasion, until each side wall is so thin that an extrusion having side walls of that thickness could not be rolled without side wall buckling. In another embodiment, flanges on the outside of the side walls prevent buckling during rolling and the flanges are removed after rolling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2003
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventor: William B. Shook
  • Patent number: 6155394
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a bicycle coasting mechanism. The coasting mechanism includes a plurality of pawls which are rotatably mounted and which are configured to engage a plurality of ratchet teeth. A linkage engages each pawl and causes the substantially simultaneous engagement of each pawl with the ratchet teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Inventor: William B. Shook
  • Patent number: 5740080
    Abstract: An industrial mobile process monitoring system is described which provides a means by which a measurable atmospheric condition, such as temperature, can be measured in real time at a plurality of different locations in a structure such as a kiln, and the information transmitted to a base station computer via magnetic energy linking primary and secondary windings of an air-core transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Inventors: William B. Shook, Dennis R. Pugh, Karl W. Olson
  • Patent number: 5572445
    Abstract: An industrial mobile process monitoring system is described which provides a means by which a measurable atmospheric condition, such as temperature, can be measured in real time at a plurality of different locations in a structure such as a kiln, and the information transmitted to a base station computer via magnetic energy linking primary and secondary windings of an air-core transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1996
    Assignee: American Ceramic Service Company
    Inventors: William B. Shook, Dennis R. Pugh, Karl W. Olson
  • Patent number: 5416727
    Abstract: An industrial mobile process monitoring system is described which provides a way by which a measurable atmospheric condition, such as temperature, can be measured in real time at a plurality of different locations in a structure such as a kiln, and the information transmitted to a base station computer via magnetic energy linking primary and secondary windings of an air-core transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1995
    Assignee: American Ceramic Service Company
    Inventors: William B. Shook, Dennis R. Pugh, Karl W. Olson
  • Patent number: 5385360
    Abstract: Locking the headset of a steering post of a bicycle is accomplished by this invention where the steering post or threaded body projects coaxially through a cylindrical journal mounted at the front end of the bicycle frame. Bearing cups are secured in each end of the journal to accommodate thrust bearings. Each thrust bearing in turn is engaged by a cone. The lower cone is mounted stationary on the fork-steering post of the bicycle while the upper cone is threaded engaged to the mounting post body and is drawn hand tight against the upper thrust bearing. The upper cone is locked against rotational movement by a lock nut threaded on the post body above the upper cone and spaced from the upper cone. The locking configuration is achieved by one or more screws extending through an opening in the lock nut and engaging the upper cone to jam the threaded connections between the lock nut, upper cone and steering post body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1995
    Assignee: Thurston, Inc.
    Inventor: William B. Shook
  • Patent number: 5048358
    Abstract: A rotary phased radial thrust variable drive transmission which is lcoated between an input driving member, such as the pedal-driven sprocket of a bicycle, and an output driven member, such as the hub of a bicycle wheel which are mounted for relative rotation on a common axis, such as the axle of the rear wheel of a bicycle. The transmisison includes radial thrust linkages which are carried by the input driving member for cooperating with a surrounding cam ring assembly having a normally fixed cam profile providing a torsional thrust on the output driven member to cause rotation thereof. The cam ring assembly is selectively adjustable to vary its profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1991
    Assignee: Thurston, Inc.
    Inventor: William B. Shook
  • Patent number: 4995753
    Abstract: A clamping means for clamping the wires of a saddle to the upper end of a support post of a bicycle frame or the like. It consists of a lower cradle support clamping member and a cooperating upper clamping member which are mounted on the post to permit tilting of the saddle. The clamping members are so designed that they can be extruded from metal with a post-receiving socket at the lower side of the lower member. This socket, because the lower member is extruded, has a flat inner wall and side walls extending linearly in spaced relationship, with the side walls being at sharp angles to the inner flat wall to provide sharp corners for engaging the sides of the post at a fulcrum formed thereon to prevent lateral displacement of the lower cradle support on the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1991
    Assignee: Thurston, Inc.
    Inventor: William B. Shook
  • Patent number: 4850733
    Abstract: An expander for a bicycle seat support post inserted into a tubular socket of the bicycle frame. The post has an expandable collar which is expanded by means of a wedge-like expanding member which projects from the collar and which is moved axially thereinto by means of a tension link. Movement of the link to pull the wedge-like member farther into the collar is accomplished by a screw angularly supported on the post at an angle of less than ninety degrees to its axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1989
    Assignee: Thurston, Inc.
    Inventor: William B. Shook
  • Patent number: 4437596
    Abstract: A wire bottle cage, which has an insert open end and a closed or stop end with a back formed of laterally-spaced longitudinally-extending wires with a bumper and guide at the front and a catch and guide at the back which serve to cause the corner, at the bottom of the bottle, to slide along the back wires as it is inserted into or removed from the cage, along with special mounting means to attach the cage to a cycle bar or similar support in such a manner as not to interfere with the sliding action of the bottle on the back wires and to positively lock the cage in place on the bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1984
    Assignee: Thurston, Inc.
    Inventor: William B. Shook
  • Patent number: 4432798
    Abstract: Aggregate-containing products bonded by an aluminosilicate hydrogel are disclosed. A system of two-part mixing and blending of binder components with various granular-like aggregates, modifiers and/or fillers is described in which the resulting compositions are temporarily fluid and formable for short, controllable periods of time but which thereafter become strong, rigid, adherent, erosion resistant composites, requiring little or no external heat supply to achieve full set. The compositions can be formulated for molding on suitable forms or patterns, and may also be prepared in slurry form suitable for spray coating or sealing applications. A wide variety of products can be manufactured of the compositions, including investment molds and cores for foundry use, as well as non-foundry products such as heat and electrical insulators, construction blocks, panels, coating slurries, etc. which may be of essentially solid or foamed (cellular) construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1984
    Assignee: The Duriron Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Helferich, William B. Shook
  • Patent number: 4357165
    Abstract: Granular compositions are disclosed for use in preparing hard, water and erosion-resistant, shapes such as foundry molds and cores, that are self-setting under ambient atmospheric conditions to allow such shapes to be stripped from patterns on which they are formed, such pattern stripping being possible immediately after forming in the case of foundry cores and the like, and within controllable pattern strip times as low as 60 seconds for foundry molds. The shapes may be used without baking and, in the case of foundry molds and cores, are ready for casting molten metal within as little as one hour. Molds and/or cores free of organic materials can be formed with the novel compositions, providing essentially carbon-free surfaces at the mold-metal interface, as well as being free of other deleterious elements such as sulfur, phosphorus and boron, thereby avoiding alloy composition alteration at the interface due to migration during casting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1982
    Assignee: The Duriron Company
    Inventors: Richard L. Helferich, William B. Shook
  • Patent number: 3933391
    Abstract: A bicycle seat mount for mounting the usual saddle seat including a special post and cooperating clamping bracket. The clamping bracket is adjustable to releasably clamp the wires of the saddle seat to permit forward and rearward adjustment and is attached to the post for vertical pivotal movement about the transversely disposed apex of an angular support surface provided at the upper end of the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1976
    Assignee: Thurston, Inc.
    Inventor: William B. Shook