Patents Represented by Attorney F. Wesley Turner
  • Patent number: 4485152
    Abstract: A superconducting type II composite palladium alloy hydride material having a region containing a contiguous surface comprising a palladium alloy-palladium region wherein at least a portion of the alloy region contains hydrogen and at least a portion of the palladium region contains hydrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1984
    Assignee: Research Foundation, State University of New York
    Inventors: Clarke G. Homan, Wilfried W. Scholz, William J. Standish, Andreas Leiberich
  • Patent number: 4292076
    Abstract: A unidirectionally solidified anisotropic metallic composite body exhibiting improved high temperature ductility and strength properties comprising a nickel-base refractory-metal-monocarbide-reinforced eutectic superalloy containing boron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1981
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael F. X. Gigliotti, Melvin R. Jackson, Michael F. Henry, David A. Woodford, Sherwin S. Yang, Charles A. Bruch
  • Patent number: 4284430
    Abstract: A unidirectionally solidified anisotropic metallic composite body exhibiting transverse ductility, cyclic oxidation resistance, hot corrosion resistance and high temperature strength properties comprising a eutectic nickel-base superalloy containing about, on a weight basis, 2-9% Re, less than 0.8% Ti, at least 2% Mo, and less than 1% V. Embedded in the matrix is an aligned carbide reinforcing fibrous phase, preferably one selected from carbides, primarily of Ta.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1981
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Michael F. Henry
  • Patent number: 4281088
    Abstract: This invention is concerned with a new class of halobisphenolethylene polycarbonate-polyester blends. More particularly, the invention is concerned with halobisphenolethylene polycarbonate-polyester blends which exhibit enhanced physical and/or chemical properties. The halobisphenolethylene polycarbonate-polyester blends are suitable for the manufacture of filaments, fibers, films, sheets, laminates and articles of manufacture including reinforced articles by conventional manufacturing techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1981
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Philip L. Kinson
  • Patent number: 4268429
    Abstract: This invention is concerned with a new class of flame retardant polycarbonate compositions. More particularly, the invention is concerned with admixtures of an aromatic polycarbonate and a flame retardant additive combination consisting of a halogenated organic compound and an alkali or alkaline earth metal salt of an inorganic sulfur compound. The flame retardant polycarbonates can be molded or formed into flame retardant articles such as films, sheets, fibers, laminates or reinforced plastics by conventional techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1981
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jimmy L. Webb, Joseph B. Williams
  • Patent number: 4260802
    Abstract: A catalytic aromatic salicylate process comprising contacting a phenol, carbon monoxide, a base, and a Group VIIIB element selected from ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, osmium, iridium or platinum, an oxidant having an oxidation potential greater than that of said selected Group VIIIB element, and recovering at least a portion of the resulting salicylate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1981
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: John E. Hallgren
  • Patent number: 4254290
    Abstract: A de-alkylation process which comprises contacting a t-alkylether-alkanol, e.g. 4-t-butylether-n-butan-1-ol, with an acidic solid mixed oxide, e.g. silica-alumina, catalyst which results in the formation of alkanediols, e.g. 1,4-butanediol, in the substantial absence of undesirable side reactions, e.g. the formation of tetrahydrofuran. The resulting alkanediols are useful in the preparation of polyesters, e.g. polybutylene terephthalates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1981
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Gregory R. Chambers, William E. Smith
  • Patent number: 4247662
    Abstract: This invention is concerned with a new class of halobisphenolethylene polycarbonate-vinyl aromatic resin blends. More particularly, the invention is concerned with halobisphenolethylene polycarbonate-vinyl aromatic resin blends which exhibit enhanced physical and/or chemical properties. The halobisphenolethylene polycarbonate-vinyl aromatic resin blends are suitable for the manufacture of filaments, fibers, films, sheets, laminates and articles of manufacture including reinforced articles by conventional manufacturing techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1981
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Douglas P. Thomas
  • Patent number: 4238584
    Abstract: Linear, branched and/or cross-linked block polymers of polyphenylene oxides and polystyrene are described. The polyphenylene oxide-polystyrene block polymers can be molded, calendered, or extruded as films, sheets, fibers, laminates or other useful articles of manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1980
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Dwain M. White
  • Patent number: 4238581
    Abstract: Linear, branched and/or cross-linked urethane-coupled block polymers of quinone-coupled polyphenylene oxides are described. The polymers are prepared by contacting polyfunctional isocyanates with quinone-coupled polyphenylene oxides having an average hydroxyl group per molecule value greater than zero including 2.0 or less. The polymers either alone or in combination with other polymers can be formed into useful articles of manufacture by conventional molding, extruding, etc., processing techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1980
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Dwain M. White
  • Patent number: 4238580
    Abstract: A process of forming linear, branched and/or cross-linked urethane-coupled polymers of quinone-coupled polyphenylene oxides is described which comprises contacting in a high fluid shear stress reaction medium a polyfunctional isocyanate with a quinone-coupled polyphenylene oxide having an average hydroxyl group per molecule value greater than zero including 2.0 or less, and optionally, additionally, a polyphenylene oxide having an average hydroxyl group per molecule value greater than zero including 1.0 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1980
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: George R. Loucks, Dwain M. White
  • Patent number: 4237193
    Abstract: An article of manufacture having improved high temperature oxidation and corrosion resistance comprising: (a) a superalloy substrate containing a carbide reinforcing phase, and (b) a coating consisting of chromium, aluminum, carbon, at least one element selected from iron, cobalt or nickel, and optionally an element selected from yttrium or the rare earth elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1980
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Melvin R. Jackson, John R. Rairden, III
  • Patent number: 4234706
    Abstract: Quinones and polyphenylene oxides are reacted to provide quinone-coupled polyphenylene oxides having an average hydroxyl group per molecule value greater than the average hydroxyl group value associated with polyphenylene oxide reactants. The resulting new polymers have improved color and in combination with styrene resins provide thermoplastic compositions having improved chemical and physical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1980
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Dwain M. White
  • Patent number: 4234504
    Abstract: A carbonylation process which comprises contacting a .beta.-fluoroalkanol, carbon monoxide, a base, and the Group IIB element mercury present in an oxidation state greater than zero. The resulting .beta.-fluoroaliphatic carbonates can be employed in combination with alkanols and/or phenols to prepare aliphatic and aromatic mono- and polycarbonates. The resulting carbonates are useful in a wide variety of applications, especially polycarbonates which can be molded or formed into films, sheets, fibers, laminates, or reinforced plastics by conventional techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1980
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John E. Hallgren, William E. Smith
  • Patent number: 4226951
    Abstract: Linear, branched and/or cross-linked block polymers of polyphenylene oxides and polystyrene are described. The polyphenylene oxide-polystyrene block polymers can be molded, calendered, or extruded as films, sheets, fibers, laminates or other useful articles of manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1980
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Dwain M. White
  • Patent number: 4225687
    Abstract: This invention is concerned with a new class of halobisphenolethylene polycarbonate-polyetheramide-imide blends. More particularly, the invention is concerned with halobisphenolethylene polycarbonate-polyetheramide-imide blends which exhibit enhanced physical and/or chemical properties. The halobisphenolethylene polycarbonate-polyetheramide-imide blends are suitable for the manufacture of filaments, fibers, films, sheets, laminates and articles of manufacture including reinforced articles by conventional manufacturing techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1980
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Pablo D. deTorres
  • Patent number: 4221881
    Abstract: Linear, branched and/or cross-linked block polymers of polyphenylene oxides and polystyrene are described. The polyphenylene oxide-polystyrene block polymers can be molded, calendered, or extruded as films, sheets, fibers, laminates or other useful articles of manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1980
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Dwain M. White
  • Patent number: 4221920
    Abstract: An aromatic salicylate process comprising contacting a phenol, carbon monoxide, a base, a Group VIIIB element selected from ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, osmium, iridium or platinum and recovering at least a portion of an aromatic salicylate. The resulting aromatic salicylates are useful in plastics and lacquers as well as in pharmaceuticals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1980
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: John E. Hallgren
  • Patent number: 4217438
    Abstract: A polycarbonate process comprising contacting in the presence of a base, a .beta.-fluoroaliphatic carbonate, and a polyhydroxy compound selected from alcohols and/or phenols. The resulting polycarbonates are useful as polycarbonates per se, or useful in the preparation of high molecular weight polycarbonates which can be molded or formed into films, laminates or reinforced plastics by conventional techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1980
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Daniel J. Brunelle, William E. Smith
  • Patent number: 4213497
    Abstract: In a directionally solidified alloy casting operation the retractor is securely attached to the ingot mold by means also enabling easy separation of the resulting ingot from the retractor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1980
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Thomas F. Sawyer