Patents by Inventor Clarence Braun

Clarence Braun 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: 4687335
    Abstract: A radiometer for detecting and measuring components of luminescence and reflected light contained in a light beam from a target which included means for sensing the temperature of an optical filter in the radiometer and for adjusting the angular position of the mount which carries the filter in response to the sensed temperature to thereby retune the filter to its center frequency when changes in temperature occur. Longitudinal movement of an adjustment rod changes the angular position of the mount. A micrometer means manually moves the rod in one embodiment while a motor moves the rod in a second embodiment. The rod carries a means for sensing the longitudinal position of the rod (hence the rotational position of the mount) and generates a signal representative thereof. A means on the mount senses the temperature of the filter and generates a signal representative thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1987
    Assignee: Atlantic Richfield Company
    Inventors: Joseph E. Zupanick, Clarence Braun
  • Patent number: 4175423
    Abstract: In order to determine the pulse repetition rate of a fluidic oscillator through which a test gas, whose density is to be determined, is flowing, the pressure pulses appearing at one outlet port of the oscillator is sensed with a pressure transducer. The pulses are integrated for a sample period such that, upon transfer or display, the accumulated count directly represents the average pulse repetition frequency during the sample. Means are provided, in a surge tank, for controlling the temperature and pressure of the test gas, and temperature and pressure transducers in communication with the sample fluid in the surge tank are each coupled to voltage-to-frequency converters which drive counters in order that the temperature and pressure of the test gas may also be displayed. An interface to a thermal printer allows the preservation of written records of prf, temperature, and pressure readings. An interface to a digital tape recorder permits magnetic recording of the data for subsequent processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1979
    Assignee: Sun Oil Company (Delaware)
    Inventors: Clarence Braun, Joseph E. Zupanick