Patents by Inventor Gunter J. Lichtenberger

Gunter J. Lichtenberger 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: 5035287
    Abstract: A metal-containing oxidizing solution is injected through wellbores which reacts in a subterranean reservoir which has naturally-ocurring reduction capacity to form a slightly soluble compound of metal having a valence of +3. Thereafter, the metal crosslinks a water-soluble polymer which is injected into the metal-containing pore volume resulting in a decreased flow in the treated portion of the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1991
    Assignee: Oryz Energy Company
    Inventors: John L. Cayias, Susan M. Holley, Gunter J. Lichtenberger
  • Patent number: 4163620
    Abstract: In order to increase the vertical load bearing capacity of an ice field such as may be found in the Arctic, whereby buildings, drilling rigs, or the like may be supported, an inflatable hull is positioned beneath the ice, initially in deflated form. Inflation of the hull is carried out in conjunction with application of the load under control of level sensor means which govern the rate of inflation according to the deflection of the ice as the load is applied. Very high load bearing capacity may be obtained and maintained, even for relatively thin ice, within a short period. Degree of inflation control apparatus may be employed to accomodate varying loads, and a multiple-hull system is contemplated for practicing the invention over relatively large areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1979
    Assignee: Sun Oil Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Gunter J. Lichtenberger
  • Patent number: 4077225
    Abstract: An ice cutter movably mounted on a marine structure for cutting encroaching ice floes or ice sheets. A cutter blade is mounted on the structure so that it may be conveniently moved into a position on the structure toward which the ice is moving. Acoustical energy is imparted to the cutter blade which in turn is positioned adjacent the encroaching ice and moved relative to the ice in a manner to cut out a path of unconsolidated ice so that the floe may pass the marine structure without applying destructive forces to the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1978
    Assignee: Sun Oil Company Limited
    Inventors: Gunter J. Lichtenberger, George W. Morgan