Patents by Inventor Norman E. Wolfram

Norman E. Wolfram 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: 4781522
    Abstract: Turbomill apparatus and method allowing power generation at low velocities of ambient medium, with an anti-stall characteristic of continually rising power output with rising speed at input medium at the same time being rugged to withstand high velocity ambient medium wherein a main rotor receives an input from an ambient medium travelling at a low velocity, a secondary rotor is impacted at least by the ambient medium for the purposes of rotating a tertiary rotor disposed in traveling relationship with regard to the main rotor, the tertiary rotor serving to exhaust the space proximate the output of the main rotor, thereby lowering the pressure at the output of the main rotor, whereby the main rotor can achieve start-up and maintenance of rotation at velocities of the ambient medium which, absent the apparatus of the invention, would be insufficient to cause start-up and continuance of rotation of the main rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1988
    Inventor: Norman E. Wolfram
  • Patent number: 4575145
    Abstract: Differential mounting for railroad wheels includes an axle with a wheel fitted on one end to rotate with the axle and a second wheel carried adjacent the opposite end of the axle and mounted to rotate relative to the axle. The axle has a raised wheel seat with an axial length approximately the same as the hub of the second wheel which is generally rectangular in cross-section. Fillets define the inboard and outboard ends of the raised wheel seat and a steel sleeve is fitted over the raised wheel seat and includes an annular flange portion shaped to engage the outboard axle fillet. A collar carried within the sleeve engages the inboard fillet. Pressure plates are disposed on the inboard and outboard ends of the sleeve and include opposed stainless steel thrust bearing surfaces contiguous to the annular side faces of the wheel hub which are surfaced with a TEFLON composite, bearing material bonded thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1986
    Inventors: Norman E. Wolfram, Frederick T. Skalski, William E. Heronemus
  • Patent number: 4545306
    Abstract: An improved high temperature furnace is disclosed for consuming various fuels and organic waste materials while generating usable energy. The furnace has a high pressure aeration system in its combustion chamber to increase combustion efficiency. One set of obliquely oriented nozzles disposed at the periphery of the combustion chamber injects high velocity, heated air into the furnace and an opposed set of nozzles also injects high velocity, heated air tangentially from the adjacent center of the chamber. Heated, high velocity air from all the air nozzles is directed generally in the same tangential direction creating a swirling action or turbulence which accelerates the break up of the waste to increase the completeness of the combustion and retains the fuel in suspension within the furnace until combustion is essentially completed. The centrifugal force created by this swirling action impels the hot ash toward the outer chamber wall to minimize its upward escape through the incinerator flue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1985
    Assignee: Northeast Pyreduction Corp.
    Inventor: Norman E. Wolfram