Patents Represented by Attorney Fred A. Winans
  • Patent number: 4972644
    Abstract: Metal building insulation comprising a low density glass fiber layer and a vapor retarding facing. The facing extends beyond one edge of the fibrous layer to form a tab, and comprises a laminate of a glass fiber mat bonded to the lower surface of the insulation layer, an intermediate glass fiber scrim and an outer vapor retarding sheet. The low density insulation is cost effective and easy to handle, the mat provides body to allow the tab to maintain contact with the facing of an adjacent insulation layer so as to form a vapor barrier across the butt joint between the adjacent layers, and the scrim provides tear strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1990
    Assignee: Manville Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Rumiesz, Jr., Donald R. Steinle
  • Patent number: 4923495
    Abstract: A latch mechanism adapted to lock a movable pull roll support to a fixed pull roll support in a mineral fiber attenuation apparatus. A latch arm is pivotally attached intermediate its length to the movable support and is spring biased into locking engagement with a latch seat on the fixed roll support. The latching surface of the latch arm and the mating surface of the latch seat are substantially perpendicular to a plane extending through the end of the latch seat and the pivotal attachment. This causes the latch to release upon relatively low pressure being applied to the opposite end of the latch arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1990
    Assignee: Manville Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Clocksin, Edward L. Hite
  • Patent number: 4921894
    Abstract: A low density high temperature resistant insulation material especially suitable for use in automotive turbine chambers which bonds well to metallic surfaces while being soft enough to remain bonded and reduce the stresses caused during thermal expansion. The inventive insulation material contains inorganic fiber; inorganic binder; hydrophilic particulate inorganic material; polymer; and preferably a setting agent and an opacifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1990
    Assignee: Manville Corporation
    Inventor: Monroe W. Shumate
  • Patent number: 4913956
    Abstract: A high density moldable fiber glass material is disclosed. The glass fiber is coated with a powdered and liquid binder to form the material wherein the glass fiber is 45-90% and the binder is 10-45% by weight. The binder content is itself comprised of 25-50% of liquid binder and 50-75% of powdered binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1990
    Assignee: Manville Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph M. Fay, Philip F. Miele
  • Patent number: 4886561
    Abstract: An insulated window comprising a layer of insulation between two transparent sheets of glazing. The sheets are glued to the insulation layer and then separated so as to increase the thickness of the insulation, thereby providing a way to reduce the density of the insulation beyond the minimum density that can be manufactured. The light transmission of the insulation is substantially unaffected, but the thermal insulating value of the insulation is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1989
    Assignee: Manville Corporation
    Inventors: Theodore R. Rohweder, Richard J. Ray, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4835045
    Abstract: A fiber glass board useful as a form board for lightweight cement and the like is strengthened by providing for the fibers to be predominantly oriented generally parallel to the major faces of the board in directions both parallel to and transversely of the dimension of the board corresponding to the process direction. A downstream conveyor which moves the blanket of fibers through the curing oven moves faster than the collection conveyor, thereby producing a drawing effect on the blanket and causing the desired fiber alignment. A glass fiber mat is applied to one or both major faces of the blanket prior to movement through the oven to provide additional stiffness to the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1989
    Assignee: Manville Corporation
    Inventors: William H. Kielmeyer, Theodore R. Rohweder, Richard J. Ray, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4832723
    Abstract: A rotary fiberization method and apparatus. Gas and/or liquid may be introduced into the void area produced by a rotary fiberization process. The gas and/or liquid may be used to alter the configuration of the fiber column and to apply desired materials to the fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Assignee: Manville Corporation
    Inventors: Donald E. Shisler, Rodney R. Smalley, Kent A. Rubright
  • Patent number: 4823845
    Abstract: Inorganic fibrous pipe insulation in the shape of a tube comprising outer and inner flexible sheets on the outer and inner cylindrical surfaces of the tube. A majority of the fibers are at right angles to the flexible sheets and therefore extend radially of the pipe to offer good compression resistance to impact. By using substantially non-stretchable material for the inner sheet a fibrous layer whose fibers are generally perpendicular to the layer can be permanently formed into generally cylindrical shape. For insulation designed to cover very small diameter pipes the thickness of the fibrous layer is varied to provide fewer adjacent the inner flexible sheet than are adjacent the outer flexible sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1989
    Assignee: Manville Corporation
    Inventors: Phillip C. Martin, Carl R. V. Linden
  • Patent number: 4679640
    Abstract: In the method of manufacturing case hardened rock bits formed of a previously known conical profile for containing spaced apart cutter inserts in a common circumferential row about the cone, carburizing is applied uniformly over the entire conical surface of the cutter blank. Without removing any of the applied carburizing composition elsewhere, the compact lands are counterbored of diameter slightly larger than the socket cavity to be drilled, and to a depth below the carburized case so as to remove the carburized case thereat. The cutter blank is then hardened after which the insert cavities are drilled concentrically through the previous counterbores followed by a pressing of the individual inserts in an interference fit into the cavities. This results in continuous uninterrupted case hardening in the land areas between adjacent inserts. Also disclosed is a rock bit formed in accordance with the aforesaid method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1987
    Assignee: Dresser Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Micheal B. Crawford
  • Patent number: 4676124
    Abstract: An earth boring drag bit is shown having polycrystalline diamond cutters mounted in cavities within the body thereof in a manner that, at the juncture of the dissimilar geometry of the cutters and the body, defines voids adjacent the cutters. These voids are filled with a powder tungsten carbide material to a level sufficient to eliminate the voids and is retained therein by a braze material infiltrated into the powder metal, thereby defining a wear-resistant continuous surface immediately adjacent the cutter element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1987
    Assignee: Dresser Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: John G. Fischer
  • Patent number: 4629338
    Abstract: A sealed bearing rock bit for drilling oil wells and the like that includes a spring bearing member rotatably supporting the cutters on the pins of the bit. The resiliency of the spring bearing member on each pin is utilized to bias an annular seal member in a direction to maintain a face-type seal in fluid-tight, sealing engagement preventing loss of lubricant from the bit and preventing the ingress of deleterious material into the bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1986
    Assignee: Dresser Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Rodolfo M. Ippolito
  • Patent number: 4627625
    Abstract: A seal for interconnecting a vibrating plenum chamber to a stationary air duct for air flow communication therebetween. The chamber defines an inlet duct bounded by an upstream facing annular sealing surface. A baffle member is attached to, and encircles, the adjacent end of the stationary air duct. The baffle member comprises a pair of outwardly converging annular sides sealingly joined at their outer radius, with the innermost annular portion of one side attached to the stationary air duct and the innermost annular portion of the other side attached to a sealing member defining an annular surface slidingly engaging the upstream facing annular sealing surface on the inlet duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1986
    Assignee: Dresser Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel C. Johnson, James C. Elliott
  • Patent number: 4625924
    Abstract: The hold down device is pivotal toward and away from a feeding table which conveys various sizes of materials to reduction apparatus. The hold down device includes a curved belly pan which, depending upon its point of contact with the material, creates either an additional hold down force to aid in conveying and shredding the material or creates a force raising the hold down device to avoid jamming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1986
    Assignee: Dresser Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Glenn W. Killinger
  • Patent number: 4598778
    Abstract: A rock bit having a cutter retained on an axle through an array of rolling members interposed within an interior annular space therebetween, and a passage defining a passage wall for inserting the rolling members from the exterior of the bit to the interior space. A plug for closing the passage, and retaining the members in the space is welded at an end adjacent the bit exterior and a contamination excluding snap ring is interposed between the plug and the passage wall for preventing weld slag or weld material from entering the passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1986
    Assignee: Dresser Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Albert E. Highsmith
  • Patent number: 4597455
    Abstract: A sealed, pressure-equalizing lubrication system for a rotary rock bit is shown. The system includes a lubricant-filled container having an outlet and a portion of the container includes a flexible diaphragm. The container is mounted in a chamber in the journal axle portion of the bit, immediately adjacent and open to the sealed bearing cavity of the bit cutter, with the outlet disposed adjacent the cavity. A bleed hole is provided from the back face of the bit to the chamber adjacent the diaphragm causing the diaphragm to be responsive to the pressure of the external downhole fluid. The adjacency of the reservoir to the sealed bearing cavity permits the pressure of the lubricant adjacent the seal to be immediately responsive to the pressure of the downhole fluid at the diaphragm to prevent pressure differentials between the lubricant and the fluid at the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1986
    Assignee: Dresser Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: D. F. Walters, David T. Brunson, William R. Bell
  • Patent number: 4591024
    Abstract: A lubrication system for moveable machine parts within a housing have a sump containing a fluid and a rotatable shaft comprising a ring eccentrically encircling and being frictionally rotated by shaft, ring being at least partially immersed in sump fluid to carry fluid during rotation for machine parts, a plurality of fluid carrying fins attached to ring to increase the fluid carrying capacity of ring, fins commencing from each outer edge and extending partially inwardly along the ring width towards each other thereby forming an annular space between fins and ring, conduit means having an inlet located within annular space for receiving fluid carried in annular space and delivering fluid to moveable machine parts, and first and second abutments attach to shaft, one on each side of ring and spaced from ring sufficiently to form an axial gap for a fluid film which transmits rotational power from abutments to ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1986
    Assignee: Dresser Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: John W. Erickson
  • Patent number: 4585116
    Abstract: A wear shoe and guide lug assembly for guiding a sludge collector flight along a return elevated rail is shown. Each wear shoe provides a readily replaceable member attached to the flight and providing alternative planar faces for bearing engagement with stationary rails on which the flight is dragged during operation. A guide lug is separably attached to the return wear shoe to extend below the wear face and adjacent one side of the wear shoe to define a lip for maintaining the flight against excessive lateral movement as the flight moves along the elevated rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1986
    Assignee: Dresser Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles J. Albrecht
  • Patent number: 4583620
    Abstract: A hydraulically operated vehicle hoist having four extendable swivel arms each pivotally mounted for horizontal displacement on the head of a cylindrical plunger. Pivotting of each arm is provided by means of a vertical spacer tube disposed through the inboard end of the arm in a cavity spacing between a wear plate on the plunger head and a cover plate to which the spacer tube is threadedly connected. Individual adjustment of each cavity height to accommodate dimensional variations in thickness of the respective swivel arm supported thereby is afforded by rotationally locking the spacer tube to its associated arm via a bent rod or Allen wrench positioned through aligned apertures in each. Concomitant arcuate displacement of the locked spacer tube and arm causes threaded vertical displacement of the cover plate whereby the cavity height can be adjustably set to clearance specifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1986
    Assignee: Dresser Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Burton D. Bishop
  • Patent number: D287498
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1986
    Assignee: Dresser Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn W. Monigle, David W. Roecker
  • Patent number: D287600
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1987
    Assignee: Dresser Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas C. Wilson, Alan F. Schwimmer