Patents by Inventor Ralph H. Knauer

Ralph H. Knauer 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: 4026474
    Abstract: A venturi nozzle for air guns includes an elongated, cylindrically shaped tube having a restricted orifice in a compressed air receiving end thereof through which compressed air is passed into a discharge end thereof. The air flow area of the discharge end of the tube is greater than the air flow area of the orifice to allow expansion of the air exiting the orifice in a region of the discharge end of the tube adjacent the orifice. Apertures formed through the tube in the discharge end thereof adjacent the orifice permit ambient air to be drawn by venturi effect into the tube and to be discharged with the expanded air out of the discharge end of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1977
    Assignee: Western Electric Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph H. Knauer, William R. Rohrbach