Patents by Inventor Howard L. Hilborn

Howard L. Hilborn 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: 5232517
    Abstract: An assembly for permitting temperature measurements at a large number of locations within a vessel, which assembly has a spreader-reducer for compacting a significantly large number of thermocouple cables into a relatively small volume so as to permit passage through one or more vessel nozzles. The thermocouple cables each has a heat expansion portion as well as a seat, thereby permitting a series of horizontal arrays of thermocouple junctions positioned at different depths within the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1993
    Inventors: Howard L. Hilborn, Bennett J. Grieb, Herman E. Storey, Paul A. Fossey, Paul S. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5152608
    Abstract: In a temperature measuring system for determining the temperature at numerous levels within a reactor: A flexible thermocouple support is introduced into a well which is positioned inside the reactor; the measuring system includes a hollow flexible thermocouple support extending from outside the well through one well end to near the opposite well end, and the hollow support is adapted to receive a purging substance and to pass said purging substance into the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1992
    Assignee: Gay Engineering & Sales Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale E. Dutcher, Howard L. Hilborn, Ben J. Grieb
  • Patent number: 4625200
    Abstract: A heat detection system comprised of a length of thermocouple cable positioned proximate to the area to be controlled, said cable having the capacity to detect hot spots or areas, said cable being electrically connected to a plurality of transmitters for generating signals as a function of excessive temperature and/or line break, said transmitters, in turn, being electrically connected to one or more of a plurality of alarms adapted to indicate said excessive temperature and/or line break.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1986
    Assignee: Gay Engineering & Sales Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Howard L. Hilborn, Michael Strebel