Patents by Inventor Paul G. Jakob

Paul G. Jakob 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: 4872994
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for removing organic liquids from water is disclosed. The apparatus includes a wick of hydrophobic material which absorbs organic liquids and drains the absorbed liquid into a containment vessel. The collected organic liquid can be easily removed from the containment vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1989
    Inventor: Paul G. Jakob
  • Patent number: 4630677
    Abstract: A system for recovering contaminating hydrocarbon fluid product from below ground includes water and product withdrawal pipes disposed within a well and connected to pumps adapted to remove water and product respectively. Admixture of the two fluids is precluded by the inclusion of a separator tube surrounding the water withdrawal pipe and having its bottom opening disposed well below the level of the fluid product. By locating the bottom intake of the water withdrawal pipe at a lower level than the bottom intake of the product withdrawal pipe and within a surrounding zone normally occupied by the product, hydrostatic pressure and the difference in specific gravity of the water and product insures separation of the product and water as the respective pumps individually remove same through the two pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1986
    Inventor: Paul G. Jakob