Patents by Inventor Tony I. Phelps

Tony I. Phelps 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: 9033700
    Abstract: A regenerative burner device for a furnace and a method of removing contaminants from such a device. The burner device includes a burner for introducing heat and waste gas into a furnace during ignition when supplied with fuel and a combustion gas, a media bed comprising refractory particles, and ducting for delivering combustion gas to said burner during ignition, and for drawing waste gas from said furnace on termination of ignition. The ducting causes the combustion gas and the waste gas to pass in succession through the media bed. Means are provided for periodically delivering a rapid flow of a decontaminating gas into said media bed. The rapid flow is of sufficient force to dislodge contaminants collected in the media bed from said waste gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Novelis Inc.
    Inventors: Claude Simard, Stéphane Ménard, Wesley Donald Stevens, Edward J. Wilson, Paul Banks, Luc Belley, Brad D. Burridge, Tony I. Phelps