Patents by Inventor Geoffrey B. Greene

Geoffrey B. Greene 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).

  • Publication number: 20190048846
    Abstract: A hydrokinetic energy system for producing electricity is provided. The system represents a hydrokinetic water turbine having a tubular body and an internal turbine that resides within a central pipe of the turbine. The tubular body is helix-like in shape and slowly rotates in a body of water in response to water currents. The tubular body includes two or more tanks of internal working fluid that is fluidically isolated from the body of water. Slow rotation of the turbine wheel produces a gravitational flow of internal working fluid through the tanks within the turbine. The gravitational flow of fluid turns the internal turbine at a high speed to generate electrical power. A method of generating electrical power using a hydrokinetic water turbine is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: GT Hydrokinetic, LLC
    Inventors: John I. Hochstein, Geoffrey B. Greene
  • Publication number: 20090280937
    Abstract: An improved crank mechanism for anything with crank arms such as in a bicycle or a wench with a quick release latch between a multiple radius rotary transmission means (oval sprocket, gear, pulley . . . ) and crank arms allowing the timing to be changed on the fly. This will allow a person on a bicycle to sit or stand while keeping the proper timing between the crank and the multiple radius rotary transmission means (oval sprocket, gear, pulley . . .
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2008
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Inventor: Geoffrey B. Greene
  • Patent number: 6575050
    Abstract: A control device for a backhoe that moves four separate reversible hydraulic valves in any combination or all at the same time with only one human hand needed to manipulate said controls. These valves are controlled through an organized series of arms, levers, and push rods. Lever one 1 can pivot forward or backward, move up or down, push forward or pull backward, and move to the left or right. Lever two 2 pivots up or down at lever four 4, therefore lever one 1 moves with lever two 2 as a unit. Lever four 4 spins around lever three 3 with lever two 2 and lever one 1 as a unit. Lever three 3 pivots forward and backward taking lever four 4, lever two 2, and lever one 1 with it as a unit. Lever one 1 pivots forward or backward to actuate valve 20 through a number of pins, rods, and arms. As lever one 1 is moved up or down, it pivots lever two 2 causing valve 22 to be actuated, leaving valve 20 uninterrupted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Inventor: Geoffrey B. Greene