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Lance G Hays, William E Amend, Gustave J Hokenson: Scoop for removing fluid from rotating surface of two-phase reaction turbine. Biphase Energy Systems, William W Haefliger, July 20, 1982: US04339923 (42 worldwide citation)

An improved scoop is usable in combination with a wheel providing a rotating peripheral surface with an annular body of liquid supported on that surface and rotating with the wheel. The improvement comprises:


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William E Amend, Walter R Studhalter: Waste heat recovery cycle for producing power and fresh water. Biphase Energy Systems, William W Haefliger, October 14, 1980: US04227373 (38 worldwide citation)

Steam is produced from aqueous brine, by a process that employs hot fluid, nozzle means and rotary separator means. Process steps include:


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William E Amend, Stephen J Toner: Power production with two-phase expansion through vapor dome. Transamerica Delaval, William W Haefliger, August 7, 1984: US04463567 (29 worldwide citation)

In a system wherein a fluid exhibits a regressive vapor dome in a T-S diagram, the following are provided:


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James P Maddox, Jack Jolley Jr, Louis W Drobnick, William E Amend: Vibration damping of rotor carrying liquid ring. Transamerica Delaval, William W Haefliger, March 5, 1985: US04502839 (21 worldwide citation)

A matrix in a rotating rotor prevents or inhibits formation of waves in a liquid ring. The matrix may be located in first and/or second channel sections defined by the rotor, liquid passing from the first to the second channel section; and a turbine may have a scoop removing liquid from the second s ...


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William C Allen, Stephen D Pye, Gerald M Hamblin, Jose M Perez, William E Amend, John D Bush, David Holligan, Delbert E Pyle: Brittle lined pipe connector. Union Oil Company of California, Gregory F Wirzbicki, William O Jacobson, December 3, 1991: US05069485 (20 worldwide citation)

One or more rigid sealing segments are attached to pipe end sections and the assembly lined to form a fluid-resistant joint. A segment surface forms the primary sealing interface of lined pipe sections without the need for a conventional removable liner edge seal. The lining process and configuratio ...


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William E Amend, Kevin R Kitz: Method for protecting stainless steel pipe and the like in geothermal brine service from stress corrosion cracking, and articles made thereby. Union Oil Company of California, Gregory F Wirzbicki, Howard R Lambert, Michael A Kondzella, August 21, 1990: US04950552 (10 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for protecting flow-conducting elements, such as pipe, fittings, valves, and vessels which are constructed of austenitic and duplex stainless steel alloy materials and which are used in hot geothermal brine service from stress cracking caused by small amounts of the brine leakin ...


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William C Allen, Stephen D Pye, Gerald M Hamblin, Jose M Perez, William E Amend, John Bush, David Holligan, Delbert Pyle: Brittle lined pipe connector. Union Oil Company of California, Gregory F Wirzbicki, William O Jacobson, August 17, 1993: US05236231 (8 worldwide citation)

One or more rigid sealing segments are attached to pipe end sections and the assembly lined to form a fluid-resistant joint. A segment surface forms the primary sealing interface of lined pipe sections without the need for a conventional removable liner edge seal. The lining process and configuratio ...


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William E Amend: Geothermal valve. Union Oil Company of California, Dean Sandford, Gregory F Wirzbick, Robert J Baran, April 30, 1985: US04513947 (5 worldwide citation)

A valve of special usefulness in handling solids-containing or solids-producing fluids comprises a floating valve seat comprised of inner and outer rings, the outer ring being fixed within the valve body and the inner ring being urged directly from the outer ring by one or more springs against a gat ...


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William C Allen, Stephen D Pye, Gerald M Hamblin, Jose M Perez, William E Amend, John D Bush, David Holligan, Delbert E Pyle: Brittle lined pipe connector. Union Oil Company of California, Gregory F Wirzbicki, William O Jacobson, August 31, 1993: US05240293 (4 worldwide citation)

One or more rigid sealing segments are attached to pipe end sections and the assembly lined to form a fluid-resistant joint. A segment surface forms the primary sealing interface of lined pipe sections without the need for a conventional removable liner edge seal. The lining process and configuratio ...