Patents by Inventor Gary Dale Sandrock

Gary Dale Sandrock 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: 4096641
    Abstract: A calcium-nickel compound, CaNi.sub.5, is used to store hydrogen at sub-atmospheric pressures. Charging of the calcium-nickel compound with hydrogen can be accomplished at sub-atmospheric as well as at high pressures. Stored hydrogen can be released from a valved vessel containing calcium-nickel by applicatin of a vacuum or by heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1978
    Assignee: The International Nickel Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary Dale Sandrock
  • Patent number: 4096639
    Abstract: A nickel-mischmetal-calcium compound is used to store gaseous hydrogen at pressures up to about 15 atmospheres at ambient temperatures. The Ni.sub.5 M.sub.1-y Ca.sub.y compounds have values of y ranging from about 0.2 to about 0.9. Alloys conforming to this formula contain from about 4% to about 27% mischmetal, from about 2% to about 11% calcium, up to about 15% copper, and the balance essentially nickel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1978
    Assignee: The International Nickel Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary Dale Sandrock
  • Patent number: 4079523
    Abstract: A method for the preparation of an iron-titanium-mischmetal alloy which is used for the storage of hydrogen. The alloy is prepared by air-melting an iron charge in a clay-graphite crucible, adding titanium and deoxidizing with mischmetal. The resultant alloy contains less than about 0.1% oxygen and exhibits a capability for hydrogen sorption in less than half the time required by vacuum-melted, iron-titanium alloys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1978
    Assignee: The International Nickel Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary Dale Sandrock
  • Patent number: 3982973
    Abstract: Cube textured nickel strip produced by process of working and heat treating sulfur-containing nickel metal billets having specially controlled composition and grain size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1976
    Assignee: The International Nickel Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale Thompson Peters, Gary Dale Sandrock, Ernest Lee Huston