Patents by Inventor Stephen Michael Komistek

Stephen Michael Komistek 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).

  • Publication number: 20140235159
    Abstract: A system or method that blocks the operation of a cellphone in a powered vehicle, so that the driver complies with the new cellphone legislation, that is coming into effect, or is in effect around the world, and provides additional safety assurance for family members, individuals, and employers. The system will also emit a signal that allows law enforcement individuals to also identify that the system is in operation, and not turned off, or deactivated. The cell phone blocking system will only cover the internal area of the vehicle that affects the driver, and not affect cell phone coverage outside the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen Michael Komistek
  • Publication number: 20020162806
    Abstract: A free water knockout designed for removing large amounts of water that is not entrained in the oil is disclosed. The vessel is supported so that the axis is oblique through the horizontal, thus defining an upper and a lower end, each of which is closed by a head which may be hemispherical in shape. An elongated sleeve extends coaxially through the vessel to increase the surface area of the vessel relative to the volume of the vessel. Incoming fluids are spun tangentially to the wall of the elongated sleeve to help promote the separation of oil droplets from the water. A burner system is provided to add heat to the oil after the free water is removed from the production fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2002
    Publication date: November 7, 2002
    Inventor: Stephen Michael Komistek
  • Patent number: 5837152
    Abstract: A vessel designed to separate out clean water from produced oil is disclosed. Conventional free water knockout vessels (FWKO) are normally disposed horizontally, and have a large diameter. The large diameter maximizes the distances between the oil/water interface and the exit points on the vessel for the water and the emulsion. The larger the vertical distance from the oil/water interface, the greater the chance that the oil and water can be agitated by slugs of gas and fluids. Tilting the vessel and reducing the diameter minimizes the distance the fluid has to travel to reach the top and bottom walls of the vessel, maximizes the distances from the oil/water interface, utilizes more fluid space in the vessel, reduces agitation caused by gas slugs, and forces the water to travel a longer distance which provides more separation time. Emulsions in most pipelines stratify, and the inlet nozzle is designed in such a way that it encourages the stratification of oil and water to continue as it flows into the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: Corlac Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Michael Komistek, Clark Faulkner Walker