Patents by Inventor Steve P. Thometz

Steve P. Thometz 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: 4546922
    Abstract: An apparatus (unit A) for completely and uniformly mixing different colored paints from a reservoir (unit B) is constructed from upper and lower sections (9) and (11). Different colored paints from reservoir (unit B) are supplied through lines (15) to inlet passageways (29) and (29c), which are in fluid flow communication with flow control valves (23) and (23c) and with corresponding fluid channels (37) spiraling around a generally frustoconically shaped protrusion (27) extending upwardly from the lower housing section (11). Protrusion (27) snugly engages within a correspondingly shaped cavity (25) formed in upper housing section (9), with the inside surface of the cavity cooperating with channels (37) to form individual passageways that crisscross each other to thoroughly mix the different colored paints carried therein. The passageways terminate at the upper end portion of protrusion (27) to discharge the uniformly mixed-together paint out through an outlet tube (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1985
    Inventor: Steve P. Thometz