Patents by Inventor Howard F. Dyck

Howard F. Dyck 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: 5593378
    Abstract: A centrifugal separator for a flowable mixture having a housing rotatable defining a separation chamber. At least one magnet is carried by the housing and is rotatable therewith to create a magnetic field within the housing with the magnetic lines of force carried around the axis of rotation during rotation of the housing. The chamber is divided into sub-chambers by radially extending baffles. The mixture is retained in each sub-chamber during housing rotation so as to stabilize the mixture and rotate it together with the housing. Housing scrapers face the inside surface of the housing to remove from that surface material which is attracted to the magnet. This action tends to draw the molecules of the mixture into alignment with the rotating lines of force thereby polarizing the molecules and decreasing molecular bonding. The centrifugal action causes the polarized molecules with decreased bonding, to move apart with the heavier molecules moving radially outwards further from the lighter molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1997
    Inventor: Howard F. Dyck