Patents by Inventor Theophile Martens

Theophile Martens 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: 4396463
    Abstract: A method of purifying waste water, for example waste water from a coking plant, comprises supplying waste water to be purified to the upper part of a stripping column comprising a plurality of substantially horizontal plates disposed above one another, supplying vapor to the lower part of the column, and supplying a strong base to the column laterally at one or more levels, wherein the water to be stripped is passed downwardly from the top of the column across a number of successive plates sufficient to permit the pH of the water to decrease to a value below 7, and wherein the base is supplied at a level or levels lower than that at which the pH has decreased to the above value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1983
    Assignee: Centre de Researches Metallurgiques-Centrum Voor Research in de Metallurgies
    Inventors: Christian Josis, Andre Hans, Theophile Martens
  • Patent number: 4310386
    Abstract: A method of and an apparatus for the dry quenching of coke comprises a band conveyor upon which the coke is transported continuously in a relatively thin layer and enclosed at least in part by a vault of quartz or other heat-transfer material which is sprayed upon its face turned away from the coke with water to produce steam which is continuously removed and used directly or indirectedly as a source of heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1982
    Assignee: Siderurgie Maritime (Maritieme Staalnijverheid) SIDMAR S.A.
    Inventor: Theophile Martens
  • Patent number: 4036603
    Abstract: Process and apparatus for removing solid matter from coal tar recovered f coal distillation comprising the steps of centrifuging the tar in order to produce a liquid phase consisting of tar which is substantially free of residual solids and a solid phase consisting of solid matter and tar, and mixing the solid phase with a solid material comprising carbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1975
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1977
    Assignees: Societe Francaise d'Etude d'Installations Siderurgiques Sofresid, S.A. Sidmar
    Inventors: Henri Georges Bernet, Theophile Martens