Patents by Inventor Joseph Winkler

Joseph Winkler 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: 20060009940
    Abstract: A railroad signal system interlocking is automatically tested. A control point interface corresponding to a predetermined function of the interlocking has an isolated section and a control section. The isolated section is connected with the interlocking and has a normal, inactivated state during operation of the interlocking, and an activated state for testing the interlocking by detecting an electrical characteristic representing the status of the predetermined function executed by the interlocking. The control section drives the isolated section to its activated state and receiving an output from the isolated section in response to the detected electrical characteristic, and delivers a status report.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Publication date: January 12, 2006
    Inventors: Joseph Winkler, Paul Galburt, Donald Crosby, David Rayna, Christopher Traynor, George Briechle
  • Patent number: 6746646
    Abstract: A biosolids treatment system comprising a storage tank for containing a quantity of biosolids sludge, a system of disinfection piping within the storage tank comprised of a segment of inner biosolids piping having a plurality of holes spirally arranged at a desired spacing around its perimeter concentrically arranged with a segment of outer steam piping, delivery pumps for delivering a quantity of biosolids to the storage tank, biosolids pumps for delivering a flow of biosolids from the storage tank to the inner biosolids piping; and steam pumps for delivering a flow of steam to the outer steam piping and thereby injecting a flow of steam from the outer steam piping into the inner biosolids piping for thermally disinfecting the flow of biosolids in the inner biosolids piping. The system includes computerized controls for continuously and simultaneously monitoring and operating the biosolids and steam pump means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Phoenix Resource Recovery, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph A. Winkler
  • Publication number: 20030082071
    Abstract: A biosolids treatment system comprising a storage tank for containing a quantity of biosolids sludge, a system of disinfection piping within the storage tank comprised of a segment of inner biosolids piping having a plurality of holes spirally arranged at a desired spacing around its perimeter concentrically arranged with a segment of outer steam piping, delivery pumps for delivering a quantity of biosolids to the storage tank, biosolids pumps for delivering a flow of biosolids from the storage tank to the inner biosolids piping; and steam pumps for delivering a flow of steam to the outer steam piping and thereby injecting a flow of steam from the outer steam piping into the inner biosolids piping for thermally disinfecting the flow of biosolids in the inner biosolids piping. The system includes computerized controls for continuously and simultaneously monitoring and operating the biosolids and steam pump means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2001
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Inventor: Joseph A. Winkler
  • Patent number: 4319886
    Abstract: This patent discloses a new class of denaturants for commercial ethyl alcohol, particularly for use in mixtures such as Gasohol. These denaturants are the lower alcoholic esters of monocyclic naphthenic acids and are particularly useful because they can be added in very low concentrations and still provide a noxious flavor and odor to the alcoholic system to make it non-potable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1982
    Inventors: Marvin H. Gold, Joseph Winkler