Patents by Inventor Kurt F. Garoutte

Kurt F. Garoutte 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: 4950565
    Abstract: A reserve activated electrochemical cell has a sealed electrochemical fluid, e.g., an electrolyte, storage reservoir having an expandable free-floating capsule within the reservoir for selectively pressurizing the fluid. The reservoir is provided with a rupturable diaphragm arranged as a fluid-tight seal across an opening defining a fluid conduit through a wall of the reservoir. The reservoir is formed integrally with a container for a cell electrode assembly or stack, e.g., opposite polarity battery electrodes, with a wall therebetween containing the rupturable diaphragm. A selectively operable gas generator within the reservoir is connected to one end of the expandable capsule for providing a gas pressure therein to expand the capsule. The gas generator is operated by a signal applied to the gas generator by electrical connecting leads passing through fluid-tight seals in a wall of the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1990
    Assignee: Honeywell Inc.
    Inventors: Paul F. Schisselbauer, Kurt F. Garoutte
  • Patent number: 4803135
    Abstract: A pressure activated reserve battery, capable of being activated by increasing external or environmental seawater pressure as the device is lowered or sinks to depth, without benefit of an external pressure hull. Pressure compensation, balancing of external seawater pressure and internal electrolyte pressures continually after activation of the device precludes the use of a pressure hull. A pressure activated battery, made up of reserve cells, for selectively providing stored reserve electrolyte into cell electrode environments upon application of a specified activation pressure. Each cylindrical reserve cell housing includes an electrolyte reservoir and a cell electrode assembly. A first barrier having a pressure rupturable disc is arranged to provide a fluid-tight separation between the electrode assembly and the electrolyte reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1989
    Assignee: Honeywell Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt F. Garoutte
  • Patent number: 4360572
    Abstract: An electrochemical cell having a lithium anode, a thionyl chloride depolarizer and a sulphur dioxide passivation control agent which further includes having the pressure relieved to substantially reduce the internal pressure of the cell. The internal cell pressure is relieved by venting for sufficient time at an elevated temperature to reduce the internal cell pressure to less than five psi at room temperature, preferably by a plurality of venting cycles and a temperature ranging from room temperature to the elevated temperature. Normally, the elevated temperature ranges from at least F. to greater than F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1982
    Assignee: Honeywell, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Chua, Kurt F. Garoutte, Louis L. Levy
  • Patent number: 4358514
    Abstract: A header device for use with an electrochemical cell requiring a hermetic seal between the header, the terminal pin, and the body of the cell. A stainless steel header is sized to fit the cell body and hermetically sealed to the body. An annular glass ring is bonded to the header. Centered in and bonded to the ring is a terminal pin consisting of a solid central core of material selected from nickel and nickel alloys and a stainless steel sleeve surrounding the core. The thickness of the sleeve is less than 0.01 inches. The annular glass ring electrically insulates the stainless steel header from the terminal pin. The sleeve is bonded to the core by a nickel braze. The bonding of the pin to the ring and the ring to the header is accomplished at an elevated temperature of at least 1800 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1982
    Assignee: Honeywell Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt F. Garoutte, Curtis J. Michener
  • Patent number: 4048392
    Abstract: The terminal pin assembly for a battery including an elongated cylindrical pin having a first end for extension exterior of the battery and a second end for extension interior of the battery where the second end has a larger cross-sectional area than the first end. Header means are included forming one end of the battery and defining an opening through which the pin extends such that the opening has a diameter larger than the first end of the pin. Bracket means are mounted on the interior side of the surface of the header means and extend inward from the surface, with the bracket means having a diameter larger than the opening in the header means. Sealing means are provided and are mounted on the exterior end of the pin and have a diameter essentially equal to the bracket means, whereby the bracket means is forceably enclosed about the sealing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1977
    Assignee: Honeywell Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt F. Garoutte