Patents by Inventor Joseph E. Brinza

Joseph E. Brinza 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: 4151983
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus and methods are disclosed for disposing of radioactive waste materials by placing them into a container such as a steel drum, together with cement or other solidifying agent and water or other suitable liquid in amount sufficient to provide eventually a solidified mixture of predetermined amounts of cement or other solidifying agent and radioactive material, closing the drum, agitating the mixture in the drum for mixing the contents, and then storing the drum for at least a period of time sufficient to permit partial decay of radioactive materials or to await available time for shipment. Also disclosed are remotely controlled apparatus for handling both empty and filled drums, for placing the drums in and removing drums from enclosed drumming equipment where they have been filled and agitated, for accurately placing the drums containing radioactive material in storage, and for removing the drums from storage and loading them on a vehicle for transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1979
    Assignee: Stock Equipment Company
    Inventors: Arthur J. Stock, Donald E. Christofer, Joseph E. Brinza
  • Patent number: 4030708
    Abstract: Apparatus is disclosed for disposing of radioactive waste materials by placing them into a steel drum together with cement and water, mixing the contents, and then storing the drum for a period of time to permit partial decay of radioactive materials. Also disclosed are a decanting tank for forming a dispersion of radioactive resin particles and water in predetermined proportions, said tank having an internal mixer to effect stirring, means for sensing the levels of the water and the resin particles, and means for removing excess water by decanting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1977
    Assignee: Stock Equipment Company
    Inventors: Arthur J. Stock, Donald E. Christofer, Joseph E. Brinza
  • Patent number: 3994626
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus and methods are disclosed for disposing of radioactive waste materials by placing them into a container such as a steel drum, together with cement or other solidifying agent and water or other suitable liquid in amounts sufficient to provide eventually a solidified mixture of predetermined amounts of cement or other solidifying agent and radioactive material, closing the drum, mixing the contents, and then storing the drum for a period of time. Also disclosed is a unique metering pump for delivering the radioactive dispersion to the drums in accurately measured quantities while preventing leakage from the radioactive side. The pump is mounted on a metal shield wall so that pump and valve parts can be removed for repair or maintenance from the safe side of the wall. The valves are independently operated by remote control to permit reverse operation for back flushing and flushing of the lines with clean water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1973
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1976
    Assignee: Stock Equipment Company
    Inventors: Arthur J. Stock, Donald E. Christofer, Joseph E. Brinza
  • Patent number: 3972420
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus and methods are disclosed for disposing of radioactive waste materials by placing them into a container such as a steel drum, together with cement or other solidifying agent and water or other suitable liquid in amount sufficient to provide eventually a solidified mixture of predetermined amounts of cement or other solidifying agent and radioactive material, closing the drum, agitating the mixture in the drum for mixing the contents, and then storing the drum for at least a period of time sufficient to permit partial decay of radioactive materials or to await available time for shipment. Also disclosed are remotely controlled apparatus for handling both empty and filled drums, for placing the drums in and removing drums from enclosed drumming equipment where they have been filled and agitated, for accurately placing the drums containing radioactive material in storage, and for removing the drums from storage and loading them on a vehicle for transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1973
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1976
    Assignee: Stock Equipment Company
    Inventors: Arthur J. Stock, Donald E. Christofer, Joseph E. Brinza
  • Patent number: 3966175
    Abstract: Apparatus is disclosed for disposing of radioactive waste materials by placing them into a steel drum together with cement and water, mixing the contents, and then storing the drum for a period of time to permit partial decay of radioactive materials. Also disclosed are a decanting tank for forming a dispersion of radioactive resin particles and water in predetermined proportions, said tank having an internal mixer to effect stirring, means for sensing the levels of the water and the resin particles, and means for removing excess water by decanting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1973
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1976
    Assignee: Stock Equipment Company
    Inventors: Arthur J. Stock, Donald E. Christofer, Joseph E. Brinza
  • Patent number: 3940628
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus and methods are disclosed for disposing of radioactive waste materials by placing them into a container such as a steel drum, together with cement or other solidifying agent and water or other suitable liquid in amounts sufficient to provide eventually a solidified mixture of predetermined amounts of cement or other solidifying agent and radioactive material, closing the drum, agitating the mixture in the drum for mixing the contents, and then storing the drum for at least a period of time sufficient to permit partial decay of radioactive materials or to await available time for shipment. Also disclosed are remotely controlled apparatus for handling both empty and filled drums, for placing the drums in and removing drums from enclosed drumming equipment where they have been filled and agitated, for accurately placing the drums containing radioactive material in storage, and for removing the drums from storage and loading them on a vehicle for transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1973
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1976
    Assignee: Stock Equipment Company
    Inventors: Arthur J. Stock, Donald E. Christofer, Joseph E. Brinza
  • Patent number: 3932979
    Abstract: Apparatus is disclosed for disposing of radioactive waste materials by placing them into a steel drum together with cement and water, mixing the contents, and then storing the drum for a period of time to permit partial decay of radioactive materials. Also disclosed are remotely controlled apparatus for filling, closing and agitating the drum including special means for unscrewing a cap from the drum, for holding the cap during filling, and for replacing the cap after filling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1973
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1976
    Assignee: Stock Equipment Company
    Inventors: Arthur J. Stock, Donald E. Christofer, Joseph E. Brinza