Seeking inventors

Help us find Rolla alumni who have demonstrated ingenuity and innovation through their inventions. Missouri S&T Magazine is compiling a list of alumni who saw a need and created something to meet it. Below is a list of alumni inventors we’ve heard from so far. Don’t see your name listed? Help us out by completing this short online survey.

  • Paul Abney, EE’76, one patent for the apparatus that automatically decelerates and stops a sewing machine motor.
  • Gary Amsinger, CE’80, one patent for a crane safety device.
  • Buddy Austin, EE’60 (deceased), held 10 patents related to cooking stoves and ranges.
  • Michael P. Dallmeyer, ME’84, 47 patents for fuel injection systems or gasoline fuel infectors.
  • Red J. Dietrich, EE’57, seven patents for antenna parts and related satellite batteries.
  • Simon Dirnberger, Met’03, ME’05, one patent for Dremel quick release for cut-off wheels.
  • Charles L. Dohogne, MetE’61, 12 patents in chemistry, metallurgy, electro-chemistry and biomechanics.
  • Lee M. Etnyre, Phys’60, three patents related to navigation and global positioning systems.
  • Marvin Havens, ChE’71, MS ChE’73, PhD ChE’76, 39 patents on antistatic polymers and oxygen detection.
  • Bill Jacobs, ME’64, four patents for voice mechanism marketed by Mattel Toys.
  • Ingrid Kaufman, ME’97, three patents for vibration-based machine health monitoring for Ford Motor Co.
  • Dale R. Lutz, Chem’71, 11 patents related to CO2 emissions and fiber optic sensors on high-voltage power lines.
  • William R. Morgan, ChE’81, one patent related to aluminum production.
  • Allen J. Rushing, EE’70, PhD EE’73, 36 patents in imaging technology.
  • Richard Schafermeyer, ChE’73, MS ChE’75, 14 patents in food science.
  • Michael M. Sinar, ME’69, five patents.
  • Willard Sudduth, CE’66, invented an Angle Gripper, which is similar to a Vice Grip.
  • Ralph D. Taylor, EE’68, three patents in aerospace and aircraft testing.
  • Scott C. Wehner, GeoE’80, one patent related to oil recovery.
  • Paul Steven Weitzel, ME’68, seven patents, with another application pending.

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Comments

  1. Gene Addison says

    I received a patent in the 80’s while with Petrolite for determining a corrosion inhibitor would function as an asphaltene deposit inhibitor in oilfield equipment.

  2. Jim Humphrey says

    regarding “seeking inventors”. Will there be a posting on the site of the results of the survey?