Ray's Legacy

Airplane Modeling
Engine Design

(Ray's Legacy is authored by David R. Posh, after Ray passed away Sept 1, 2002)

This is a work in process

Raymond C. Posh passed away on September 1st, 2002.

Ray Posh's career had been in Mechanical Engineering.

Even during his retirement, Ray's mind was still exploring, examining, and inventing new ideas.

On November 27, 2000, Ray filed a patent application for a "four-stroke internal combustion engine".  He was hoping to (1) patent the idea and (2) either [a] sell, [b] license or [c] produce/distribute his new engine design.

I am Dave Posh, Ray's eldest child.  I have been helping him file, submit, and re-submit the required information to the U.S. Patent Office.  Being retired, he chose to pursue the patent without a patent attorney or patent draftsman.

After filing, and two or three revisions/correspondances with the patent examiner, we received the "Notice of Allowance and Fee(s) Due" form.  This arrived in June 2002.  We were able to put together the final paperwork submission complete the patent process.

We filed the "Notice of Allowance and Fee(s) Due" and other forms on August 12th.  I checked the first week of September with the Primary Examiner, and everything looks good for the patent issue.

One of the things I did during the last week of Ray's life, was to promise that I, his son, would follow up on his last patent, and to finish up the job of creating a proto-type model airplane engine according to his patent, to demonstrate "proof of concept".

Many of the parts of the new engine were already produced by Ray on his Shoptask that he had purchased in the last couple years.  I am now learning the operation of this machine, so that I may complete his final wish.

I will update this web page, as the patent number is issued, and as the proto-type is completed and demonstrated.

-David R. Posh (Oct 5, 2002)

Ray's patent was issued October 22, 2002: