Patents by Inventor Ray P. McGranor

Ray P. McGranor 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: 4660607
    Abstract: A flexible tube of uniform internal diameter extends through a peristaltic pump and has its inlet communicating with a supply of liquid to be sampled. The pump is cyclically operated first in a reverse direction to purge all liquid from the tube, and then in a forward direction to pump liquid from the supply to a collector. When the pumped liquid fills a first portion of the tube for a predetermined axial distance from its inlet, a device disposed externally of the tube senses the presence of the liquid and signals a processor, which then determines the rate of flow of the liquid, and the total time T.sub.t the pump must operate to fill the entire tube plus a desired sample volume. The cycle is completed by momentarily reversing the pump to purge the first portion of the tube, and then it is operated in its forward direction for the time T.sub.t.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1987
    Assignee: American Sigma, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl D. Griffith, Ray P. McGranor