Patents by Inventor Eugene W. Brown

Eugene W. Brown 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: 4786087
    Abstract: A quick disconnect coupling that is used to interconnect a dispensing hose from a reactor tank to any one of a plurality of charge tanks to facilitate the transfer of ingredients from the charge tanks to the reactor tank. Each charge tank has an outlet pipe with an annular flange thereon that supports a larger concentric rigid tube which projects outwardly beyond the outlet pipe. The dispensing hose has a rigid pipe connected thereto which is adapted to be received by the rigid tube and into abutting contact with the outlet pipe. An inflatable annular tube is secured to the rigid tube and encompasses the outlet pipe and the rigid pipe upon reception of the rigid pipe by the rigid tube so that upon inflation of the inflatable annular tube the coupling interconnects and seals the outlet pipe, the rigid tube and the rigid pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1988
    Assignee: The B. F. Goodrich Company
    Inventors: Duane E. Thewlis, Eugene W. Brown
  • Patent number: 4280239
    Abstract: A life raft having an attached container of carbon dioxide for automatic inflation and with a separable strap temporarily constraining the raft at a central portion whereby inflation will occur in a sequence to properly position the floating raft, before the inflation pressure separates the strap, to ensure deployment in a self-righted orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1981
    Assignee: The B. F. Goodrich Company
    Inventor: Eugene W. Brown