Patents by Inventor Robert A. Shackleton

Robert A. Shackleton 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: 4301775
    Abstract: A manifold for an internal combustion engine comprises a plurality of body parts each formed as an integral casting by pressure casting. A first body part has a mounting flange for the manifold, a plurality of open channels communicating with respective apertures in the mounting flange, and a water chamber communicating with a port in the flange and a further port in the first body part. A second body part overlies the channels so that the first and second body parts define a plurality of gas conduits effecting communication between the apertures and a common orifice. The first and second parts are sealed together along opposed side faces adjacent their outer peripheral edges. The seal along opposing sides allows access to the joints from the exterior of the assembly, permitting connection by electron beam welding or an adhesive, since all the joints are located on the exterior of the assembly a smoother interior surface is preserved and visual inspection of each joint is possible as it is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1981
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Charles A. Smart, Robert A. Shackleton