Patents by Inventor Michael Debenham, deceased

Michael Debenham, deceased 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: 4671720
    Abstract: A can end manufacturing apparatus including an endless belt (1) having spaced apertures (12) for supporting the can ends (C) through the various stages of manufacture, said belt (1) being supported by spring-loaded travel rails (2, 3) arranged in guide slots (4) formed in longitudinally spaced supporting pillars (5) arranged on either side of a die station chamber (6) within which several die stations (7, 8, 9) and a sealant application station (10) are arranged. During each manufacturing operation, the transfer belt (1) is moved vertically so that each can end (C) is brought into engagement with the die stations (7, 8, 9) and the sealant application station (10). During this vertical movement, the atmosphere within the die station chamber (6) is alternatively compressed and rarefied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1987
    Assignee: The Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited
    Inventors: Michael Debenham, deceased, by Patrick S. Carmine, executor, by Barbara S. Debenham, executor, by David Debenham, executor, Alan G. Dalli, Peter L. Revill