Patents by Inventor Kevin Newcomer

Kevin Newcomer 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: 20160215774
    Abstract: A high-pressure wear resistant cylinder that utilizes a high-pressure field for strength is an economical method of, or device for, handling very high pressures and the pumping of abrasive and corrosive fluids. The economic considerations are so favorable, that the invention may be considered a replacement part. The invention is suitable for a variety of applications, particularly a reciprocating flow work exchanger in the well stimulation or hydraulic fracturing industry. Using a high pressure field to strengthen the external surface (outside) of a pipe that is precision honed and plated or sleeved internally (inside), it is now possible to construct various high pressure machines in a relatively inexpensive manner. This invention makes it possible to use pipe with internal operating pressures greater than their nominal operating pressure ratings permit. This invention will be used in various high pressure piping and machinery applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
  • Publication number: 20050091950
    Abstract: A cap assembly is provided for a container that defines a reservoir for power steering fluid. The cap assembly has an outer cap adapted to be secured to an open mouth of the container and an inner cap secured to the outer cap and adapted to extend through the open mouth into a neck of the container. The inner cap has an O-ring adapted to seal against a neck of the container. A build-up of air in the reservoir is vented to the outside atmosphere through a passageway in the cap assembly. A filter in the passageway is adapted to pass the air but not to pass a mist emanating from the power steering fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2004
    Publication date: May 5, 2005
    Inventors: Michael Weaver, Kevin Newcomer, Randal Race, William Wengorovius
  • Patent number: 6220823
    Abstract: An air-operated, submersible pump features a simplified inlet design applicable to water pumping or fluid separation, including the recovery of viscous hydrocarbon products. The inlet area fluidly penetrates through a portion of the wall of the pump, and a flexible seal, disposed within the pump body, is supported in overlying registration therewith. A pressure-operated valve in fluid communication with the discharge port facilitates a refill mode of operation, wherein fluid surrounding the pump flows into the pump body through the inlet area, and a discharge mode of operation wherein the air inlet is pressurized, causing the seal to seat against and seal off the inlet area, and fluid which flowed into the pump body to be discharged through the discharge port. In the preferred embodiment, the inlet area comprises a plurality of apertures formed through the wall of the pump body arranged as one or more linear arrays lengthwise along the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Inventor: Kevin Newcomer
  • Patent number: 5141404
    Abstract: A pump apparatus for pumping undergound fluids from a well. The pump includes inner and outer chambers, and a float slidable within the outer chamber. A source of compressed air is directed to a valve on the pump. The valve controls the flow of the compressed air into the outer chamber during the pumping cycle, and also controls the opening of a vent during the intake cycle. The float, while sliding up and down within the outer chamber in response to the fluid level within the chamber, activates the valve to begin the pumping of fluid when the chamber is full. When the chamber is empty, the float activates the valve is turn off the compressed air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1992
    Assignee: Q.E.D. Environmental Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Newcomer, Steven Richter
  • Patent number: 4998585
    Abstract: A floating layer recovery apparatus is disclosed for selectively pumping a liquid floating on groundwater. The apparatus preferably includes a first float which is buoyant in the floating layer attached by a guide to a bottom float which has neutral buoyancy in the groundwater. A middle float is slidably attached to the guide for upward and downward movement between the first and bottom floats. The middle float being an inlet is constructed to have an effective density in the assembly such that it rests at a point where its inlet is near the bottom of the floating layer. Coiled conduits disposed above and below the bottom float carry the floating layer liquid received by the inlet to a pump disposed below. The pump then pumps the floating layer liquid from the conduit to the ground surface. In a preferred embodiment, more precise control over the level of the inlet port is achieved by means of an adjustable inlet port means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1991
    Assignee: QED Environmental Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Newcomer, Steve Richter