Patents by Inventor Vincent V. Horvath

Vincent V. Horvath 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: 4617638
    Abstract: Production-worthy method and system comprising two computer-based subsystems for determining temperature of an irradiant mass movable through process means in a hostile environment exemplified as coke guide and coke oven in a battery of ovens. System is usable in other industries such as at cement kilns and the like. First subsystem which is carried by a movable coke guide/door machine, includes one or more coke guide pyrometers arranged vertically, each with a sighting window monitor to detect optical errors, an onboard computerized and cooled electronics package for acquiring and processing temperature data and automatically detecting same for pyrometer drift and optical errors, and automatically correcting for these errors, and further including a plug-in portable terminal with a printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1986
    Assignee: Bethlehem Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Richard H. Krause, Thomas J. Pfeiffer, Vincent V. Horvath
  • Patent number: 4435093
    Abstract: Coke guide and coke oven infrared pyrometer degrading is minimized to continuously permit better accuracy and reliability in hostile environment of coke mass and heat, dust and/or dirt present in many coke plant areas. These benefits are obtained using production-worthy pyrometer equipment having a purged pyrometer with any of three window cleanliness monitors to determine errors and automatically correcting for same through self-calibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1984
    Assignee: Bethlehem Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Richard H. Krause, Thomas J. Pfeiffer, Vincent V. Horvath