Patents by Inventor Robert J. Ney

Robert J. Ney 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: 6353311
    Abstract: The design of Shaded Rotor devices to demonstrate the existence of a hypothetical Universal Particle Flux Field is presented. These devices should extract a measurable amount of energy from this Field. We believe the Universal Particle Flux Field can explain all invisible forces at a distance phenomena between masses, charged bodies, and magnetic materials. We propose that the Universal Particle Flux Field is a simultaneously convergent/divergent field, where the particle streams traverse to any point in the Universe from every other point in the Universe. The order of this Flux Field is a nearly perfect disorder, which is an order in itself. The strength of the gravitational component of this Field is conventionally denoted by “G”. Two neutral masses immersed in such Flux Field will develop forces between them, which are consistent with Newton's Equation of Gravitation. This Field is also consistent with Electrostatic, and Magnetic Force Equations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Inventors: John P. Brainard, Robert D. Ney, Robert J. Ney
  • Patent number: 5513530
    Abstract: A device is proposed to detect the existence of a hypothetical Universal Particle Field of the Universe. According to this hypothesis, this energy field is responsible for all gravitational, and inertial phenomena in the Universe. The proposed device is quite simple, and it is quite practical to build. This device may also settle the controversy between the advocates of the hypothetical "Field Generated By Matter" vs. the "Universal Particle Field" advocates. The device consists of a rotor, surrounded by a relatively large Universal Particle shading mass. A mass free slot, in line with a segment of the rotor rim mass, allows slightly less attenuated Universal Particle beams, than 180 degrees from this slot, to impinge on the rotor rim segment mass. Calculations given, indicate that a 10 kg rotor rim segment mass, with a 100,000 kg removed mass from the slot, results in a force on the rotor rim of about 6.67.times.10.sup.-5 Newtons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Inventors: Robert J. Ney, R. Douglas Ney
  • Patent number: 5208050
    Abstract: A frozen yoghurt or ice cream dispensing system is presented. This system costs a small fraction that of the state of the art dispensing system, yet it is more versatile and puts out a better product, than the state of the art systems. A pre-formed "hard" frozen single serving of the base confection and fresh flavoring additives are loaded into an extrusion cup. At the actuation of a hand crank, or a power drive switch, a rotating cutter/sweeper on a retractable shaft, penetrates the confection charge and chops, softens, and mixes it. After this cutter engages the bottom of said cup, a piston traverses the loading cup bore, and the charge is extruded through a multi-aperture orifice, at the bottom of the extrusion cup. Shearing and additional mixing occurs, during the interaction of the rotating cutter and the multi-aperture orifice. An automatic rinse cycle is also built into the device, to eliminate flavor mixing between various batches of confections, and to save labor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1993
    Inventor: Robert J. Ney
  • Patent number: 4861255
    Abstract: An apparatus for converting hard frozen confection to soft frozen confection, by single servings, flavoring and extruding it, is described. A super fresh product with outstanding flavor and consistency is produced. Fruit additions remain soft and flavorful, not frozen; cookie additions remain crisp, not soggy as in ordinary ice cream. Hundreds of flavor combinations become practical to make. The invention utilizes a piston and cylinder to pressurize the product for extrusion, and a special rotating wheel, on a retractable shaft thru the piston, that performs the mixing, cutting, milling, and sweeping functions. Aggregates are swept into a central extrusion orifice by this wheel. The commercial version of the apparatus requires 1/10 HP to operate, and weighs 62 pounds. The "household" version of this machine weighs 30 pounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1989
    Inventor: Robert J. Ney
  • Patent number: 4668561
    Abstract: Apparatus for converting a serving of hard ice cream to soft ice cream with additions of fruit, flavoring, nuts, etc. as desired. The apparatus includes a cup having an extrusion nozzle and containing rotatable cutting and mixing means rotated by retractable pins of a rotatable and retractible piston which not only rotates the cutter but also forces the ice cream from the nozzle of the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1987
    Inventor: Robert J. Ney
  • Patent number: 4553857
    Abstract: A reversible vertical journal bearing with a self contained closed circuit lubrication system, directed toward ceiling fan applications, is disclosed. Lubricant pumping, from a reservoir, is accomplished by an array of throttled, high pressure, triangular pumping cavities on the journal surface. The array is completely symmetrical about the journal axis, so that unidirectional lubricant flow is produced at either direction of journal rotation. The lubricant is collected in a manifold at the top of the bearing, and it is gravity fed back into the reservoir. Optimum design parameters for a stable high load bearing capability device are indicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1985
    Inventor: Robert J. Ney
  • Patent number: 4412508
    Abstract: A nozzle beam source for use in the vapor deposition of electrode materials such as gold, during the fabrication of precision quartz-crystal resonators, or the like. The nozzle beam source includes a graphite crucible and source tube, a tungsten wick within the source tube, and graphite-to-graphite mechanical seals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1983
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Robert J. Ney, Erich Hafner
  • Patent number: 4300272
    Abstract: Disclosed is a semi-automatic processing system for the production of components requiring the deposition of metallization and assembly in an oil free ultra-high vacuum environment. The system is comprised of a plurality of interconnected tubular high vacuum chambers for separately performing ultra-violet cleaning, bake out, plating and sealing of, for example, quartz crystal resonator units, in an in-line configuration adapted for continuous cycle processing of components. The major elements of the system include: (a) a belt type transport which is adapted to convey one or more components through the respective chamber and into an adjoining chamber through an intermediate gate valve; (b) manipulators for handling the component parts inside the vacuum chambers; (c) long life highly directional evaporation sources for evaporated metal deposition on selected component parts; and (d) a sealing apparatus for hermetically sealing the components after evaporation without exposure to atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1981
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Erich Hafner, Robert J. Ney