Patents by Inventor Kenneth A. Benjamin

Kenneth A. Benjamin 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: 20220203326
    Abstract: A feedstock gas, such as natural gas, is introduced into a mixing chamber. A combustible gas is introduced into a combustion chamber, for example simultaneously to the introduction of the feedstock gas. Thereafter, the combustible gas is ignited so as to cause the combustible gas to flow into the mixing chamber via one or more fluid flow paths between the combustion chamber and the mixing chamber, and to mix with the feedstock gas. The mixing of the combustible gas with the feedstock gas causes one or more products to be produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: John Benjamin Hinkey, Timothy John Elder, Kenneth William Kratschmar, Christopher Edwin John Reid
  • Patent number: 7922567
    Abstract: A separator apparatus that separates meat from bone in two distinct separation stages includes a rotary cam pump in series with a deboning screw assembly. In the first separation stage, substantially bone-free meat is separated from bone as the meat-bone mixture passes through the rotary cam pump, and expelled from the separator apparatus. The rotary cam pump then drives the remaining meat bone mixture into the deboning screw assembly, where a second separation stage occurs in which additional substantially bone-free meat is separated from bone as the meat-bone mixture passes through the deboning screw assembly, and is also expelled from the separator apparatus. The remaining bone residue is expelled from a bone residue outlet on the separator apparatus. The meat separated during the first stage can have a different coarseness than that separated during the second stage, and each can be expelled and collected at a different location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Poss Design Limited
    Inventor: Kenneth Benjamin Gulak
  • Publication number: 20100087129
    Abstract: A separator apparatus that separates meat from bone in two distinct separation stages includes a rotary cam pump in series with a deboning screw assembly. In the first separation stage, substantially bone-free meat is separated from bone as the meat-bone mixture passes through the rotary cam pump, and expelled from the separator apparatus. The rotary cam pump then drives the remaining meat bone mixture into the deboning screw assembly, where a second separation stage occurs in which additional substantially bone-free meat is separated from bone as the meat-bone mixture passes through the deboning screw assembly, and is also expelled from the separator apparatus. The remaining bone residue is expelled from a bone residue outlet on the separator apparatus. The meat separated during the first stage can have a different coarseness than that separated during the second stage, and each can be expelled and collected at a different location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: POSS DESIGN LIMITED
    Inventor: Kenneth Benjamin Gulak
  • Patent number: 6271449
    Abstract: There is provided a musical instrument having a tubular body and a handle. The tubular body has an annular wall that defines a sound chamber. The handle is designed to shelter the hand of the player or serve as a mounting for use with a mounting cradle. The thickness of the tubular wall and the dimensions of the sound chamber may be modified to produce various sound qualities and pitches. Preferably, the musical instrument produces the characteristic sound of the traditional “clave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: Latin Percussion, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Enhoffer, Richard Simons, Andrzej Krol, Kenneth Benjamin, Martin Cohen
  • Patent number: 6203881
    Abstract: An improved cushioned carpet fabric is provided. The cushioned carpet comprises a primary carpet having a primary base and a plurality of pile-forming yarns projecting outwardly from one side. A layer of reinforcement material is bonded to the primary base on the side opposite the pile forming yarns. The reinforcement layer is adjacent to and embedded in, a cushion layer of a polymer such as a polyurethane. There is preferably no additional adhesive between the cushion layer and the layer of reinforcement material since the primary carpet fabric is mated in-situ to the polyurethane-forming composition without preheating the polyurethane-forming composition. An apparatus and process for forming the cushioned carpet fabric of the present invention are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventor: Kenneth Benjamin Higgins
  • Patent number: 5948500
    Abstract: An improved cushioned carpet fabric is provided. The cushioned carpet comprises a primary carpet having a primary base and a plurality of pile-forming yarns projecting outwardly from one side. A layer of reinforcement material is bonded to the primary base on the side opposite the pile forming yarns. The reinforcement layer is adjacent to and embedded in, a cushion layer of a polymer such as a polyurethane. There is preferably no additional adhesive between the cushion layer and the layer of reinforcement material since the primary carpet fabric is mated in-situ to the polyurethane-forming composition without preheating the polyurethane-forming composition. An apparatus and process for forming the cushioned carpet fabric of the present invention are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventor: Kenneth Benjamin Higgins
  • Patent number: 5929145
    Abstract: A bitumen composition suitable for a carpet tile backing is provided having from 12 to 35 wt. % bitumen, from 50 to 85 wt. % of an inorganic filler such as calcium carbonate and from 0.5 to 20 wt. % of an acid functionalized polyolefin selected from acrylic acid, maleic acid and maleic anhydride grafted isotactic polypropylene. The cold flow characteristics of the composition can be improved by incorporating from 1 to 10 wt. % atactic polypropylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Benjamin Higgins, Thomas Earney Austin
  • Patent number: 4623826
    Abstract: This relates to the provision of a stall shutdown circuit for a brushless direct current motor wherein energization of the windings of the stator of the motor is controlled by transistors. By providing a stall shutdown circuit for shutting down power to the transistors when a stall condition exists, the capacity of the power supply transistor may be reduced to one-third of that presently required, thereby greatly reducing the cost of the motor. The brushless direct current motor utilizing the stall shutdown circuit of the present invention is particularly useful in a textile machine such as a take-up device where it is necessary to stop a spindle to doff and don yarn packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1986
    Assignee: John Brown Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Benjamin, Charles W. Brouwer
  • Patent number: 4566646
    Abstract: This invention relates to a take-up machine utilized in conjunction with the production of fiber or yarn wherein the product fiber or yarn, as it is produced, is wound onto spools or tubes. A control is provided for varying the speed of an electric motor which drives a spindle on which the tube or spool is mounted. This control is actuated by the position of a compensator arm which is connected to a core of a linear voltage differential transformer which, in turn, controls current flow through an NPN power transistor. The power transistor, in turn, controls current flow through a rectifier having one circuit for each of three windings of a three-phase AC motor, thereby controlling the speed of rotation of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1986
    Assignee: Leesona Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Benjamin
  • Patent number: 4019447
    Abstract: Apparatus for automatically controlling movement of an area of material with respect to a work point in a machine in which revolvable control means continuously engages the region of the material in front of the work point and in close proximity to that point. An exemplification of the invention is in a sewing machine in which pressure exerting means urges revolvable control means into guiding engagement with that front region in the fabric as the material advances over the support toward the work point, for guiding and smoothing the fabric material and enabling a wide variety of stretchable as well as stiff fabrics to be guided quickly, accurately and effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1975
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1977
    Assignee: Ivanhoe Research Corporation
    Inventors: Hubert Blessing, Kenneth A. Benjamin
  • Patent number: D441007
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Assignee: Latin Percussion, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Simons, Donald Kralik, Kenneth Benjamin
  • Patent number: D456442
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: Latin Percussion, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Simons, Donald Kralik, Kenneth Benjamin