Patents by Inventor Carl E. Balkus, Jr.

Carl E. Balkus, Jr. 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: 8752571
    Abstract: The valve assembly includes a body having a communication passage with an inlet and an outlet and a combustion chamber having a propellant and one or more openings, an igniter in communication with the propellant, and a valve means movable within the body. The igniter is adapted to ignite the propellant to provide a force to move the valve means from a closed position to an open position. The valve means has a first restricting element to restrict and permit passage of a pressurized gas through the outlet and a second restricting element to restrict and permit passage of heat from the burned propellant through the openings of the body, wherein the heat/gases cause a pressurized gas within the receptacle to expand causing the gas to quickly expunge from the receptacle. A biasing means may be used with the valve means to retain the valve means in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventor: Carl E. Balkus, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8540500
    Abstract: A high capacity lightweight compact vane motor or pump system which utilizes vanes with extensions to improve efficiency of the system overall. The present invention generally includes a rotor housing, a rotor, a housing cover. The rotor housing will generally include a central opening in which the rotor is positioned. The rotor will generally include a plurality of radially spaced vane slots. A rotor vane will generally be positioned within each vane slot. Each rotor vane will generally include a first extension and a second extension, wherein the first extension extends into slidable engagement with a groove on the housing cover and the second extension extends into slidable engagement with a groove on the interior surface of the rotor housing. As the rotor is rotated within the housing, the vanes will slide into and out of the slots to create voids to hold oil to be expelled at the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Carl E. Balkus, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8196855
    Abstract: A helicopter auxilary anti-torque system for efficiently supplying thrust and control at the tail of a helicopter during failure of the helicopter tail rotor. The helicopter auxilary anti-torque system generally includes a fluid thrust assembly selectively engageable onboard the helicopter, an auxiliary tail rotor selectively engageable onboard the helicopter, and at least one controller to operate the fluid thrust assembly and the auxiliary tail rotor to effect a controlled anti-torque force of the tail boom during failure of the conventional helicopter tail rotor. The fluid thrust assembly projects a non flammable fluid from the tail boom of the helicopter. The auxiliary tail rotor is collapsible within the tail boom of the helicopter when not in use. The fluid thrust assembly and the auxiliary tail rotor may be automatically activated in the case of the primary tail rotor failure, or activated by the pilot of the helicopter via one or more switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventor: Carl E. Balkus, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120073681
    Abstract: The valve assembly includes a body having a communication passage with an inlet and an outlet and a combustion chamber having a propellant and one or more openings, an igniter in communication with the propellant, and a valve means movable within the body. The igniter is adapted to ignite the propellant to provide a force to move the valve means from a closed position to an open position. The valve means has a first restricting element to restrict and permit passage of a pressurized gas through the outlet and a second restricting element to restrict and permit passage of heat from the burned propellant through the openings of the body, wherein the heat/gases cause a pressurized gas within the receptacle to expand causing the gas to quickly expunge from the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventor: Carl E. Balkus, JR.
  • Publication number: 20110121128
    Abstract: A helicopter auxilary anti-torque system for efficiently supplying thrust and control at the tail of a helicopter during failure of the helicopter tail rotor. The helicopter auxilary anti-torque system generally includes a fluid thrust assembly selectively engageable onboard the helicopter, an auxiliary tail rotor selectively engageable onboard the helicopter, and at least one controller to operate the fluid thrust assembly and the auxiliary tail rotor to effect a controlled anti-torque force of the tail boom during failure of the conventional helicopter tail rotor. The fluid thrust assembly projects a non flammable fluid from the tail boom of the helicopter. The auxiliary tail rotor is collapsible within the tail boom of the helicopter when not in use. The fluid thrust assembly and the auxiliary tail rotor may be automatically activated in the case of the primary tail rotor failure, or activated by the pilot of the helicopter via one or more switches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventor: Carl E. Balkus, JR.
  • Patent number: 4004318
    Abstract: An attachment is disclosed for assembly with a conventional paint brush, and more particularly with the metallic collar of the paint brush used to assemble the bristles with the handle portion. A clamp assembly comprising front and rear plates attached to the collar and defines upwardly projecting pintles for pivotally receiving a hinge pin oriented parallel to the free edge of the bristles. A guard is pivotally mounted to the pin and has a bevelled free edge which is located adjacent to the free edge of the bristles in order to serve as a guide for striking a painted line or the like. The bias of a small compression spring must be overcome to urge the free edge of the guard against the bristles, and the guard can be pivoted to an inactive position in order to permit the user to insert the brush in a paint can of the like in a conventional manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1975
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1977
    Inventor: Carl E. Balkus, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4003364
    Abstract: One or more heat absorbing panels are arranged on a generally flat area provided over an underground fluid storage reservoir, and the fluid is pumped from the reservoir through finned tubes in each panel and thence back to the reservoir or is pumped through a distribution system to heat one or more houses or the like. Each panel has reflective surfaces associated with each tube to efficiently capture the suns rays, and each tube has projecting fins so oriented as to absorb both direct sun light and also any rays reflected from these surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1975
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1977
    Inventor: Carl E. Balkus, Jr.