T. B. Kinraide
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|T. B. Kinraide|
|Born||1 July 1864|
Moncton, New Brunswick, B.N.A.
|Died||27 June 1927 (62)|
San Jose, Santa Clara Co., California
|Burial||Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts|
Thomas Burton Kinraide (July 1, 1864 - June 29, 1927) was an New Brunswick-born electrical engineer, described as a wireless and X-ray expert, being the inventor of the Kinraide coil, a resonant transformer circuit similar to a Tesla coil (but of higher current), that was used to provide electricity to X-ray tubes. Of some note, Kinraide was employed by the Keely Motor Company to examine equipment following Keely's death in 1898.
- GB189815246A. Improvements in Automatic Break or Interrupter Apparatus for Electric Currents. 10 Sep. 1898, filed 12 July 1898.
- GB189905519A. Improvements in Electric Break Apparatus. 15 Apr. 1899, filed 14 Mar. 1899.
- GB189905518A. Improvements in Electric Spark Gap Apparatus. 8 July 1899, filed 14 Mar. 1899.
- GB190112408A. Improvements in and relating to Static Rectifiers and other Electrical Apparatus for Producing or Maintaining Continuous or Unidirectional Discharges. 20 July 1901, filed 18 June 1901.
- US623316A. Induction apparatus. 18 Apr. 1899.
- US659891A. Adjusting Device for Vacuum-Tubes. 16 Oct. 1900, filed 26 Dec. 1899.
- US676583A. Electrical Apparatus. 18 June 1901, filed 13 Aug. 1900.
- US684828A. Spark-Gap Regulator. 22 Oct. 1901, filed 5 Mar. 1901.
- US682203A. Static Machine. 10 Aug. 1901, filed 5 Mar. 1901.
- US689199A. Electrode. 17 Dec. 1901, filed 2 May 1901.
- US689096A. Electrical Apparatus. 17 Dec. 1901, filed 4 May 1901.
- US774758A. Electric Spark-Gap. 15 Nov. 1904, filed 25 May 1904.
- US777290A. Variable Inductive Resistance. 13 Dec. 1904, filed 25 May 1904.
- US774759A. Portable High-Frequency Device and Vacuum-Tube Stand. 15 Nov. 1904, filed 27 June 1904.
- US774760A. Self-Contained Hand-Electrode. 15 Nov. 1904, filed 5 July 1904.
- US817976A. Ultra-Violet Lamp. 17 Apr. 1906, filed 12 June 1905.
- US884499A. Electric Spark-Gap for Interrupters. 14 Apr. 1908, filed 24 Apr. 1906.
- US1336239A. Apparatus for Forming a Smooth Surface on Metal While Being Milled. 6 Apr. 1920, filed 13 May 1918.
- "WAS IN KEELY'S CONFIDENCE. T. Burton Kinraide of Boston Will Take Up and Continue Experiments With the Motor.", Boston Globe (Boston, MA): 2, 22 Dec. 1898, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/430786944/
- "EXPOSE OF KEELY'S MOTOR. Phenomena Said to Have Been Produced by Deception and Trickery.", Champaign Daily Gazette (Champaign, IL): 4, 30 Jan. 1899, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/668193310/, "T. Burton Kinraide, who is supposed to be the sole possessor of the Keely motor secret, in an interview about the alleged expose of the Keely motor by Attorney Charles S. Hill and Ransom S. Bridge, said that he was indignant at the treatment of himself and the apparent breach of faith with him by Hill[...] The statement of Hill to which Kinraide refers was an elaborate expose that puts the dead Keely in the light of a rascal. It says his phenomena were all produced with the aid of a concealed water motor, secret wires, tubes, etc."