Patents by Inventor George W. Ford, Jr.

George W. Ford, 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).

  • Publication number: 20170130284
    Abstract: Feedstock for steel production in an arc furnace comprising a first influent comprised of cured and bound solid pieces comprised of a mixture of carbon materials, including a dominate amount of low grade coal, and a second influent comprised of ferrous material comprising scrap iron and/or steel for full reaction with the carbon material to produce the alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: George W. Ford, JR., Tim Gwyther, Jay R. Martin, Clayton Timothy
  • Patent number: 5922261
    Abstract: Iron-rich material waste products, such as electric arc furnace dust, are formed with an organic binder into discrete shapes, such as briquettes and/or other solid shapes. The shapes can then be used in iron and steel making processes and the iron and heavy metal values in the waste product recovered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Assignee: Covol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: George W Ford, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5807420
    Abstract: A compressed briquette or other solid shape, object, or article useful as a coke substitute in blast furnaces disclosed as being manufactured so as to comprise a reaction product of fine carbonaceous material (such as coke breeze, coke fines, or petroleum coke), a reactive tar, and polymeric binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: Covol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Norman Eatough, George W. Ford, Jr., Richard C. Lambert
  • Patent number: 5752993
    Abstract: A compressed briquette or other solid shape, object, or article useful as a coke substitute in blast furnaces disclosed as being manufactured so as to comprise a reaction product of fine carbonaceous material (such as coke breeze, coke fines, or petroleum coke), a reactive tar, and polymeric binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1998
    Assignee: Covol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Norman Eatough, George W. Ford, Jr., Richard C. Lambert
  • Patent number: 5738694
    Abstract: Iron-rich material waste products, such as electric arc furnace dust, are formed with an organic binder into discrete shapes, such as briquettes and/or other solid shapes. The shapes can then be used in iron and steel making processes and the iron and heavy metal values in the waste product recovered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Assignee: Covol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: George W. Ford, Jr., Richard C. Lambert, Russell G. Madsen
  • Patent number: 5599361
    Abstract: A method and a solid fuel product, such as briquettes and pellets, comprising carbon fines, in the form of heretofore discardable coke breeze and/or coal fines and/or revert materials, bound together chemically into smaller pieces to substantially prevent degradation and which constitutes a source of high heat without creating significant pollution or smoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1997
    Assignee: Covol Technologies, Inc
    Inventor: George W. Ford, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5589118
    Abstract: Iron-rich-material waste products, such as electric arc furnace dust, are formed with an organic binder into discrete shapes, such as briquettes. The shapes can then be used in iron and steel making processes and the iron and heavy metal values in the waste product recovered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1996
    Assignee: Covol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: George W. Ford, Jr., Richard C. Lambert, Russell G. Madsen
  • Patent number: 5487764
    Abstract: A method and a solid fuel product, such as briquettes and pellets, comprising carbon fines, in the form of heretofore discardable coke breeze and/or coal fines and/or revert materials, bound together chemically into smaller pieces to substantially prevent degradation and which constitutes a source of high heat without creating significant pollution or smoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1996
    Assignee: Covol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: George W. Ford, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5453103
    Abstract: A method and a solid fuel product, such as briquettes and pellets, comprising carbon fines, in the form of heretofore discardable coke breeze and/or coal fines and/or revert materials, bound together chemically into smaller pieces to substantially prevent degradation and which constitutes a source of high heat without creating significant pollution or smoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1995
    Assignee: Environmental Technologies Group International, Inc.
    Inventor: George W. Ford, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4957218
    Abstract: A foamer, and related method, wherein the foamer comprises a container in which a large supply of foamable liquid is disposed. A predetermined amount of foamable liquid is displaced from time to time from the large container to a relatively small capacity pump chamber, under force of manually-created negative pressure. Manually-created positive air pressure displaces a fixed quantity of foamable liquid from the pump chamber as a stream to a foam-creating mixing chamber where a controlled amount of the air under positive pressure is introduced into the stream of foamable liquid to produce effluent foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 18, 1990
    Assignee: Ballard Medical Products
    Inventor: George W. Ford, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4640440
    Abstract: The foam dispensing device is intended for use in the inverted position and includes a container having a reservoir portion for holding a foamable liquid and a bellows portion for holding air. A foam producing unit is mounted in the discharge port, the foam producing unit including a housing mounted in and receiving air from the bellows and a liquid receiving conduit extending from the foam producing unit into the reservoir. A separate air return conduit communicating with atmosphere extends into the container air. The container reservoir and bellows portions are separated by a finger-engageable waist portion to facilitate operation of the bellows portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1987
    Assignee: Ballard Medical Products
    Inventors: George W. Ford, Jr., Darrel R. Palmer
  • Patent number: 4596343
    Abstract: This foam dispensing device is intended for use in the inverted position and includes a container having a reservoir portion for holding a foamable liquid and a portion for holding air. A foam producing unit is mounted in the discharge port, the foam producing unit including a housing mounted in and receiving air from the air portion and a liquid receiving conduit extending from the foam producing unit into the reservoir portion. A separate air return conduit communicating with atmosphere extends into the container air portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1986
    Assignee: Ballard Medical Products
    Inventor: George W. Ford, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4531660
    Abstract: This foam dispensing device includes an outer container for holding foamable liquid, and a foam producing unit mounted in the discharge port of the outer container. The foam producing unit includes an inner container of substantial smaller cross section than the outer container, and a closure cap having a pressurized air inlet and foam outlet. A one-way valve is provided between the inner and outer containers which opens to replenish the foamable liquid supply in the inner container but remains closed during the foam forming process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1985
    Assignee: Hershel Earl Wright
    Inventor: George W. Ford, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4327745
    Abstract: An arterial blood sampling syringe consisting of a barrel and a plunger assembly in which the plunger is hollow and provided at its distal end with two annular rings which cooperate with the hollow plunger and each other to maintain a sealing ring and gas-pervious but liquid impervious membrane in position at the end of the plunger. The plunger position in the barrel may be preset to receive any desired blood sample volume. Further blood flow is halted when the barrel of the syringe fills to the volume desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1982
    Assignee: The Deseret Company
    Inventor: George W. Ford, Jr.
  • Patent number: RE33564
    Abstract: This foam dispensing device includes an outer container for holding foamable liquid, and a foam producing unit mounted in the discharge port of the outer container. The foam producing unit includes an inner container of substantial smaller cross section than the outer container, and a closure cap having a pressurized an inlet and foam outlet. A one-way valve is provided between the inner and outer containers which opens to replenish the foamable liquid supply in the inner container but remains closed during the foam forming process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1991
    Assignee: Ballard Medical Products
    Inventor: George W. Ford, Jr.