William Helmore

William Helmore Ph.D., M.S., F.C.S. [Proceedings of the Chemical Society. May 1936.] , F.R.Ae.S., CBE [ [http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/ViewPDF.aspx?pdf=35586&geotype=London&gpn=2489&type=ArchivedIssuePage&all=helmore&exact=&atleast=&similar= London Gazette issue 35586] ] [Proceedings of the Chemical Society. June 1942. "The congratulations of the Society have been conveyed to Group Captain W. Helmore on his receiving the honour of C.B.E.,""] (1894-1964) [ [http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/ViewPDF.aspx?pdf=43237&geotype=London&gpn=1122&type=ArchivedIssuePage&all=helmore&exact=&atleast=&similar= London Gazette issue 43237] ] was an engineer and Conservative Member of Parliament for Watford 1943–1945.

Helmore worked on the development of the Helmore/GEC Turbinlite was a 2,700 million candela (2.7 Gcd) searchlight fitted in the nose of a number of experimental radar equipped Douglas Havoc night fighters by the British during the early part of World War II and around the time of The Blitz. The light was intended to be used to illuminate attacking enemy bombers for defending fighters accompanying the Havoc to then shoot down. [ [http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A130563b.htm Australian Dictionary of Biography, Frederick Sidney Cotton] ]

Air Commodore (the title was an honorary one) William Helmore was also involved in the development of aerial refuelling, serving as copilot and hose handler on Sir Alan Cobham's pioneering flight from Portsmouth, England to India on 22 Sep 1934, [ [http://www.airforcehistory.hq.af.mil/Publications/fulltext/75yrs_inflight_refueling.pdf USAF:75 Years of Inflight Refueling] ] also inventing the electrolytic process of forming flame or explosion traps.Ref patent
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He made the first 'live', (recorded live onto transcription disc for transmission later), broadcast from over the D-Day invasion fleet on 6 June 1944, reporting overhead from an RAF Mitchell bomber. [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/dday_audio.shtml Historic D-Day Reports broadcast on BBC Radio] ]

Helmore was a keen yachtsman, owning the schooner "Allegro" from 1929 to 1963. [ [http://www.britishclassicyachtclub.org/register/Foglio.htm Foglio] ]

Peggie, his eldest daughter married Cuthbert Scott in 1942. [ [http://www.churchtimes.co.uk/content.asp?id=33634 Church Times, obituary for the Revd Cuthbert Scott] ] [ [http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/capt-the-rev-cuthbert-scott-439030.html Independent, obituary for the Revd Cuthbert Scott] ] [ [http://www.unithistories.com/officers/RN_officersS.html Unit Histories] ]

1 Jul 1935 Wing Commander;
1 Mar 1937 Air Commodore (Retd);
21 May 1941 Honorary Group Captain; Honorary Air Commodore

Patents

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country= GB
number= 344806
status= patent
title= An improved trap for flame resulting from explosion of gases in a conduit
gdate= 1931-03-02
invent1=William Helmore; Andrew Swan

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country= GB
number= 351613
status= patent
title= Improved means for protecting internal-combustion engines for use on aircraft or other vehicles
gdate= 1931-07-02
invent1=William Helmore

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country= GB
number= 352550
status= patent
title= Improvements relating to the supply of fuel to internal combustion engines
gdate= 1931-07-13
invent1=William Helmore

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country= GB
number= 354398
status= patent
title= Improvements relating to fuel for internal combustion engines
gdate= 1931-08-13
invent1=William Helmore

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country= GB
number= 366947
status= patent
title= Improvements in and methods of using fuels in internal combustion engines
gdate= 1932-02-03
invent1=William Helmore

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country= US
number= 1849051
status= patent
title= Fuel oil for compression ignition engines
gdate= 1932-03-08
invent1=William Helmore
assign1=Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd

US patent reference
number = 1849051
y = 1932
m = 03
d = 08
inventor = William Helmore
title = Fuel oil for compression ignition systems
, Assigned to Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd
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country= US
number= 1887305
status= patent
title= Device for use in association with gases or gas-liquid mixtures, as alpha flame or explosion trap, alpha mixer, alpha flow controller, alpha silencer, or alpha cooler
gdate= 1932-11-08
invent1=William Helmore; Andrew Swan

US patent reference
number = 1887305
y = 1932
m = 11
d = 08
inventor = William Helmore and Andrew Swan
title = Device for use in association with gases or gas-liquid mixtures, as a flame or explosion trap, a mixer, a flow controller, a silencer, or a cooler

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country= DE
number= 564899
status= patent
title= Verfahren zur Herstellung eines Brennstoffes fuer Brennkraftmaschinen mit Kompressionszuendung
gdate= 1932-11-24
invent1=William Helmore

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country= GB
number= 394736
status= patent
title= Improvements in or relating to testing combustible fluids
gdate= 1933-07-06
invent1=William Helmore

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country= GB
number= 398222
status= patent
title= Improvements relating to lubricating oils
gdate= 1933-09-11
invent1=William Helmore; Ernest Walter John Mardles

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country=CA
number=338398
status=patent
title= Lubricating Oil
gdate=1934-01-02
invent1=William Helmore and Ernest Walter John Mardles
assign1=CCWakefield &Co Ltd

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country= GB
number= 414410
status= patent
title= Means for preventing freezing of the induction systems of internal combustion engines
gdate= 1934-08-03
invent1=Alan Arnold Griffith; William Helmore

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country= GB
number= 417653
status= patent
title= Improvements in the treatment of fuel spirits
gdate= 1934-10-01
invent1=Ernest Walter John Mardles; William Helmore

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country= GB
number= 423510
status= patent
title= Improvements relating to preventing freezing of the induction systems of internal combustion engines
gdate= 1935-02-04
invent1=Andrew Swan; William Helmore
assign1=

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country= GB
number= 423938
status= patent
title= The inhibition of deterioration in olefinic oils and spirits
gdate= 1935-02-11
invent1=Ernest Walter John Mardles; William Helmore

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country= GB
number= 427260
status= patent
title= Means for testing lubricating oils
gdate= 1935-04-18
invent1=William Helmore; Alan Arnold Griffith

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country= US
number= 2001164
status= patent
title= Induction system for internal combustion engines
gdate= 1935-05-14
invent1=Andrew Swan; William Helmore

US patent reference
number = 2001164
y = 1935
m = 05
d = 14
inventor = William Helmore
title = Induction system for internal combustion engines

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country= GB
number= 429682
status= patent
title= Improved means for regulating the supply of fuel and/or other fluids to internal combustion engines
gdate= 1935-06-04
invent1=Andrew Swan; Alan Arnold Griffith; William Helmore

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country=CA
number=351407
status=patent
title=Lubricant Production
pubdate=
gdate=1935-07-02
invent1=Alan Arnold Griffith; William Helmore
assign1=CCWakefield &Co Ltd

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country= FR
number= 784876
status= patent
title= Perfectionnements aux dispositifs d'aspiration de moteurs à combustion interne
gdate= 1935-07-27
invent1=Andrew Swan; William Helmore

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country= US
number= 2032279
status= patent
title= Treatment of lubricating oils
gdate= 1936-02-25
invent1=Alan Arnold Griffith; William Helmore
assign1=CCWakefield &Co Ltd

US patent reference
number = 2032279
y = 1936
m = 02
d = 25
inventor = Alan Arnold Griffith and William Helmore
title = Treatment of lubricating oils
, Assigned to CCWakefield &Co Ltd
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country= GB
number= 446914
status= patent
title= Improvements in or relating to the exhaust systems of internal combustion engines
gdate= 1936-05-08
invent1=Alan Arnold Griffith; William Helmore

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country= GB
number= 446915
status= patent
title= Improvements in relating to the exhaust silencers of internal combustion engines
gdate= 1936-05-08
invent1= Alan Arnold Griffith; William Helmore

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country= GB
number= 446983
status= patent
title= Ice accretion indicator for aircraft and internal combustion engines
gdate= 1936-05-11
invent1=Andrew Swan; William Helmore

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country= GB
number= 449532
status= patent
title= Means for automatically preventing detrimental ice formation in aircraft
gdate= 1936-06-22
invent1=Andrew Swan; William Helmore

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country= US
number= 2045389
status= patent
title= Induction system for internal combustion engines
gdate= 1936-06-23
invent1=William Helmore; Alan Arnold Griffith
assign1=HM Hobson Aircraft & Motor

US patent reference
number = 2045389
y = 1936
m = 06
d = 23
inventor = William Helmore and Alan Arnold Griffith
title = Induction system for internal combustion engines
, Assigned to H.M.Hobson (Aircraft and Motor) Components Limited
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country= GB
number= 473288
status= patent
title= An improved internal-combustion engine
gdate= 1937-10-08
invent1=William Helmore

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country= FR
number= 825380
status= patent
title= Perfectionnements apportés aux moteurs à combustion interne
gdate= 1938-03-02
invent1=William Helmore and Alan Arnold Griffith

US patent reference
number = RE20775
y = 1938
m = 06
d = 28
inventor = Andrew Swan and William Helmore
title = System for preventing detrimental ice formation
, Assigned to H.M.Hobson (Aircraft and Motor) Components Limited
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country= US
number= 2137941
status= patent
title= Internal combustion engine
gdate= 1938-11-22
invent1=William Helmore and Alan Arnold Griffith

US patent reference
number = 2137941
y = 1938
m = 11
d = 22
inventor = William Helmore and Alan Arnold Griffith
title = Internal combustion engine

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country= GB
number= 510244
status= patent
title= Improved lubricating oils
gdate= 1939-07-28
invent1=William Helmore

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country= GB
number= 512689
status= patent
title= Improvements in plate heat exchangers for fluids
gdate= 1939-09-22
invent1=William Helmore

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country= GB
number= 526269
status= patent
title= Improvements in air speed indicators
gdate= 1940-09-13
invent1=William Helmore

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country= GB
number= 530824
status= patent
title= Improvements in flame or explosion traps
gdate= 1940-12-23
invent1=William Helmore

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country= US
number= 2229740
status= patent
title= Air speed indicator
gdate= 1941-01-28
invent1=William Helmore

US patent reference
number = 2229740
y = 1941
m = 01
d = 28
inventor = William Helmore
title = Speed Indicator

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country= FR
number= 865601
status= patent
title= Perfectionnements aux indicateurs de vitesse de l'air
gdate= 1941-05-29
invent1=William Helmore

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country= GB
number= 531610
status= patent
title= Improvements in flame or explosion traps
gdate= 1941-01-08
invent1=William Helmore

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country= GB
number= 542592
status= patent
title= Improvements relating to the control of the temperature of charges supplied to internal combustion engines
gdate= 1942-01-19
invent1=William Helmore

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country=GB
number=548062
status=patent
title=Improvements in or relating to flame or explosion traps
gdate=1942-09-23
invent1=William Helmore

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country=CA
number=414919
status=patent
title=Engine charge temperature control device
gdate=1943-08-31
invent1=William Helmore
assign1=Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd

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country=US
number=2333567
status=patent
title=Electrolytic process of forming flame or explosion traps
gdate=1943-11-02
invent1=William Helmore

US patent reference
number = 2333567
y = 1943
m = 11
d = 02
inventor = William Helmore
title = Electrolytic process of forming flame or explosion traps

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country=CA
number=418103
status=patent
title=Flame or Explosion Trap
gdate=1944-02-01
invent1=William Helmore

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country=US
number=2372272
status=patent
title=Apparatus for controlling temperature of boosted charge of internal-combustion engines
gdate=1945-03-27
invent1=William Helmore
assign1=Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd

US patent reference
number = 2372272
y = 1945
m = 03
d = 27
inventor = William Helmore
title = Apparatus for controlling temperature of boosted charge of internal-combustion engines
, Assigned to Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd
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country=US
number=2391311
status=patent
title=Lubricating composition
gdate=1945-12-18
invent1=William Helmore
assign1=CCWakefield &Co Ltd

US patent reference
number = 2391311
y = 1945
m = 12
d = 18
inventor = William Helmore
title = Lubricating composition
, Assigned to CCWakefield &Co Ltd
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country= GB
number= 574970
status= patent
title= An improved method and means for intercepting night flying hostile aircraft
gdate= 1946-01-29
invent1=Frederick Sidney Cotton; William Helmore

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country= GB
number= 575093
status= patent
title= Improvements in or relating to searchlights for use in aircraft
gdate= 1946-02-04
invent1=Frederick Sidney Cotton; William Helmore

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country= GB
number= 576118
status= patent
title= Improvements in or relating to navigation lights for night-flying aircraft
gdate= 1946-03-20
invent1=Frederick Sidney Cotton; William Helmore

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country=GB
number=576214
status=patent
title=Improvements in or relating to the mounting of searchlights on aircraft
gdate=1946-03-25
invent1=William Helmore

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country=GB
number=579159
status=patent
title=Improvements in or relating to submersible watercraft driven by internal-combustion engines
gdate=1946-07-25
invent1=William Helmore

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country=US
number=2413350
status=patent
title=Air intake pipe for motor watercraft
gdate=1946-12-31
invent1=William Helmore

US patent reference
number = 2413350
y = 1946
m = 12
d = 31
inventor = William Helmore
title = Air intake pipe for motor watercraft

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country=US
number=2551124
status=patent
title=Lubricating compositions and additives therefor
gdate=1951-05-01
invent1=William Helmore
assign1=CCWakefield &Co Ltd

US patent reference
number = 2551124
y = 1951
m = 05
d = 01
inventor = William Helmore
title = Lubricating compositions and additives therefor
, Assigned to CCWakefield &Co Ltd
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country=DE
number=832029
status=patent
title=Mineraloelschmiermittel
gdate=1952-03-24
invent1=William Helmore

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country=GB
number=743201
status=patent
title=Improvements in or relating to heat exchangers
gdate=1956-01-11
invent1=William Helmore

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country=GB
number=745914
status=patent
title=Improvements in or relating to heat exchangers
gdate=1956-03-07
invent1=William Helmore

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country=GB
number=745936
status=patent
title=Improvements in or relating to corrugated sheet material
gdate=1956-03-07
invent1=William Helmore

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country=CA
number=560166
status=patent
title=Lubricating compositions and additives therefor
gdate=1958-07-08
invent1=William Helmore
assign1=CCWakefield &Co Ltd

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country=GB
number=851758
status=patent
title=Improvements in or relating to means for collecting litter
pubdate=
gdate=1960-10-19
invent1=William Helmore

US patent reference
number = 3309795
y = 1961
m = 07
d = 12
inventor = William Helmore
title = Mechanisms for simulating the movement of vehicles

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country=FR
number=1301003
status=patent
title=Perfectionnements apportés aux agencements de simulation des mouvements des véhicules
gdate=1962-08-10
invent1=William Helmore

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country=GB
number=918705
status=patent
title=Improvements in or relating to mechanisms for simulating the movement of vehicles
gdate=1963-02-20
invent1=William Helmore

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country=CA
number=676942
status=patent
title=Mechanisms for simulating the movement of vehicles
gdate=1963-12-31
invent1=William Helmore

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country=GB
number=979495
status=patent
title=Improvements in or relating to mechanisms for simulating the movement of vehicles
gdate=1965-01-06
invent1=William Helmore

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country=GB
number=1004005
status=patent
title=Improvements in or relating to means for reducing the effect on the occupant of a vehicle of changes in the velocity of the vehicle
gdate=1965-09-08
invent1=Air Commodore William Helmore

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