Patents by Inventor John H. Swab

John H. Swab 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: 20230264212
    Abstract: A foam dispensing apparatus and system thereof can be used for dispensing a mixture of a resin component and an isocyanate component. The foam dispensing apparatus contains a heated hose assembly, a spray gun containing a spray head and a mix tube, and a nozzle for dispensing the resin and isocyanate components from the spray gun. Components of the foam dispensing system are lightweight and/or low cost thereby facilitating use and maintenance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: John H. Swab, William J. Rowand, Thomas Fredrick Smith
  • Patent number: 10220397
    Abstract: A foam dispensing apparatus is capable of dispensing a mixture of a resin component and an isocyanate component. The foam dispensing apparatus includes a resin line and an isocyanate line connected to a manifold. A nozzle is connected to the manifold and the mixture is dispensed through the nozzle. The manifold defines a resin duct in communication with the resin line and the nozzle and an isocyanate duct in communication with the isocyanate line and the nozzle. At least one valve is connected to the resin and isocyanate lines and is moveable between an open position allowing flow through the resin and isocyanate lines and a closed position preventing flow through the resin and isocyanate lines. The valve is disposed exterior to the manifold and the flow is unregulated in the manifold for reducing maintenance of the manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: John H. Swab, Matthew C. Dunlap, William Rowand
  • Patent number: 8276611
    Abstract: An in-line fluid flow control valve includes a housing defining an inlet chamber and an outlet chamber aligned along a outlet axis. The housing further defines a bore with a flow control device and an adjustment mechanism disposed therein for regulating a fluid flow rate. The flow control device defines a fluid passage interconnecting the inlet chamber and the outlet chamber. The plane and the outlet axis define an acute angle therebetween. The angled position of the bore relative to the outlet axis permits access to and adjustment of the flow control device, as well as replacement of the flow control device, without disconnecting any fittings attached to the inlet and the outlet of the control valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: John H. Swab, Matthew C. Dunlap, Thomas M. Suggs, Donald E. Weber
  • Patent number: 8123081
    Abstract: A foam dispensing assembly comprises a dispensing head and a manifold assembly. The manifold assembly includes a purge portion for supplying a gas and a cleansing fluid to the dispensing head, a first supply portion for supplying a first fluid to the dispensing head and a second supply portion for supplying a second fluid to the dispensing head. Each of the purge portion, the first supply portion and the second supply portion include a plurality of check valves and flow control valves for controlling the flow of the first fluid, the second fluid, the gas and the cleansing fluid through the manifold assembly. Each of the first supply portion and the second supply portion include an integral flow control device for regulating a fluid flow rate to the dispensing head, and a thermometer for sensing the temperature of the first fluid and the second fluid respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: John H. Swab, Matthew C. Dunlap, Thomas M. Suggs, Donald E. Weber
  • Patent number: 8118052
    Abstract: A method of forming polyurethane foam from a resin component and an isocyanate component includes the use of at least one control valve controlling a flow rate of at least one of the resin component and the isocyanate component. The method includes connecting lines having at least a 1 inch diameter to a housing of the control valve. The method also includes coupling a source of gas pressure to the line. At least one of the resin component and the isocyanate component is pressurized with the source of gas pressure to move the resin and/or isocyanate component through the line and into the flow control device at a flow rate of between 5 and 70 gallons per minute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: John H. Swab, Matthew C. Dunlap, Thomas M. Suggs, Donald E. Weber
  • Publication number: 20110121034
    Abstract: A foam dispensing apparatus is capable of dispensing a mixture of a resin component and an isocyanate component. The foam dispensing apparatus includes a resin line and an isocyanate line connected to a manifold. A nozzle is connected to the manifold and the mixture is dispensed through the nozzle. The manifold defines a resin duct in communication with the resin line and the nozzle and an isocyanate duct in communication with the isocyanate line and the nozzle. At least one valve is connected to the resin and isocyanate lines and is moveable between an open position allowing flow through the resin and isocyanate lines and a closed position preventing flow through the resin and isocyanate lines. The valve is disposed exterior to the manifold and the flow is unregulated in the manifold for reducing maintenance of the manifold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: John H. Swab, Matthew C. Dunlap, William Rowand
  • Publication number: 20100065130
    Abstract: A foam dispensing assembly comprises a dispensing head and a manifold assembly. The manifold assembly includes a purge portion for supplying a gas and a cleansing fluid to the dispensing head, a first supply portion for supplying a first fluid to the dispensing head and a second supply portion for supplying a second fluid to the dispensing head. Each of the purge portion, the first supply portion and the second supply portion include a plurality of check valves and flow control valves for controlling the flow of the first fluid, the second fluid, the gas and the cleansing fluid through the manifold assembly. Each of the first supply portion and the second supply portion include an integral flow control device for regulating a fluid flow rate to the dispensing head, and a thermometer for sensing the temperature of the first fluid and the second fluid respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventors: John H. Swab, Matthew C. Dunlap, Thomas M. Suggs, Donald E. Weber
  • Publication number: 20100065768
    Abstract: An in-line fluid flow control valve includes a housing defining an inlet chamber and an outlet chamber aligned along a outlet axis. The housing further defines a bore with a flow control device and an adjustment mechanism disposed therein for regulating a fluid flow rate. The flow control device defines a fluid passage interconnecting the inlet chamber and the outlet chamber. The plane and the outlet axis define an acute angle therebetween. The angled position of the bore relative to the outlet axis permits access to and adjustment of the flow control device, as well as replacement of the flow control device, without disconnecting any fittings attached to the inlet and the outlet of the control valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventors: John H. Swab, Matthew C. Dunlap, Thomas M. Suggs, Donald E. Weber
  • Publication number: 20100069517
    Abstract: A method of forming polyurethane foam from a resin component and an isocyanate component includes the use of at least one control valve controlling a flow rate of at least one of the resin component and the isocyanate component. The method includes connecting lines having at least a 1 inch diameter to a housing of the control valve. The method also includes coupling a source of gas pressure to the line. At least one of the resin component and the isocyanate component is pressurized with the source of gas pressure to move the resin and/or isocyanate component through the line and into the flow control device at a flow rate of between 5 and 70 gallons per minute.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventors: John H. Swab, Matthew C. Dunlap, Thomas M. Suggs, Donald E. Weber