Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Anthony G. Eggink
  • Patent number: 7922009
    Abstract: A motorized bicycle storage and retrieval assembly for loading, storing and unloading bikes. The storage assembly is mountable within or to the top of existing bicycle storage racks. The storage assembly has a frame, a lower track, an upper track and a motor assembly and windable cable interconnects the lower and upper trolley track. The upper track has front and rear bike wheel securement structures which secure a bike to the upper track. A plate assembly is provided to pivot the upper trolley track with respect to the lower trolley track to load and unload bikes. The motorized assembly includes a gear reduction device, a brake device, a wound cable and a switch mechanism to operate the bicycle storage assembly. Further, a safety mechanism is provided to lock the upper track to the lower track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Inventor: Roger Charles Larson
  • Patent number: 7862480
    Abstract: A safety mat securement assembly for providing open and a closed position for a climbing wall assembly using a safety mat. The safety mat securement assembly utilizes a plurality of security hand hold members each having latching means and a safety mat having a plurality of bottom securement members, top and side loop members. The security hand hold members may be used as hand holds on the climbing wall assembly and may have a locking structure. The bottom securement members function to hold the safety mat to the bottom of a climbing wall assembly during both open and closed positions of the safety mat. The mat securement assembly is opened or unlocked by loosening the latching means, removing security mat top loop members from the hand hold, and placing the mats on the floor along the base of the climbing wall. When in closed or locked position, the security mats may contain a printed message communicating that the climbing wall is closed and climbing should not take place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Everlast Climbing Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy S. Sudeith, Lyle Helke, Jeremy Mariette
  • Patent number: 7819778
    Abstract: A safety mat structure and associated securement assembly for providing open and closed positions for a climbing wall assembly. The safety mat securement assembly utilizes a plurality of security hand hold members each having latching means and a safety mat structure having bottom, top and side securement members. The security hand hold members may be used as hand holds on the climbing wall assembly and may have a locking structure. The bottom securement member functions to hold the safety mat to or near the bottom of a climbing wall assembly during both open and closed positions of the safety mat structure. The mat securement assembly is opened or unlocked by loosening the latching means, removing security mat top loop members from the hand hold, and placing the mats on the floor along the base of the climbing wall. When in the closed or locked position, the security mats may contain a printed message communicating that the climbing wall is closed and climbing should not take place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Everlast Climbing Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy S. Sudeith, Dwight Porter, Linda Booth
  • Patent number: 7784374
    Abstract: A separable carrier block assembly constructed for cooperation with a threaded lead screw of a machine. The carrier block assembly is constructed of mating block body halves comprising a first body half and a second body half. The mating body halves are separable at generally midway the depth of the carrier block body. The inside faces of the first and second block halves have cooperating and mating lands and grooves which are constructed and arranged to form a unitary nested carrier block body. A generally threaded semi-circular bore is formed into the inside faces of the first and second block body halves and extends generally midway of the depth of the nested carrier block body and extend along the length of the block body. The threaded bore matches the threads of a threaded lead screw. The threads of the threaded bore are preferably beveled. A second bore extends through the depth or thickness of the carrier block body and is located normal to and spaced from the threaded bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Konrad Corporation
    Inventors: Karl J. Butterbrodt, Raymond E. Zindrick
  • Patent number: 7780576
    Abstract: A resistance tubing fitness system and method for climbing walls. The system and method provides a plurality of cooperating components which permit a user to enhance workout activities at a climbing wall. The system may include a guide, instruction cards, resistance bands, handles and hand holds designed to receive a resistance band, step holds and usage and safety instructions. In use, students may perform lateral raises, bicep curls, step-ups and other exercises at designated workout stations at the climbing wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Everlast Climbing Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy S. Sudeith, Kevin Sudeith, Lyle Helke, John Kidd
  • Patent number: 7699076
    Abstract: A valve assembly for plumbing installations. The valve assembly has a unitary valve body with three interconnected ports and a fluid control mechanism. Connector portions are formed about each port of the unitary valve body to thereby enable connection of the valve assembly into a fluid supply line and for connecting an appliance and various devices and fluid lines to the valve assembly. The fluid control mechanism of the valve assembly is constructed to direct fluid through the valve body and to enable the fluid flow to be shut off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Oatey, Co.
    Inventor: Michael W. Minnick
  • Patent number: 7694830
    Abstract: A manually operated bicycle storage and retrieval assembly for loading, storing and unloading bikes. The storage assembly is mountable within or to the top of existing bicycle storage racks. The storage assembly has a frame, a lower track, an upper track and a dampening system which interconnects the lower and upper trolley track. The upper track has front and rear bike wheel securement structures which secure a bike to the upper track. A cooperating tool assembly is provided to operate the bicycle storage assembly and to pivot the upper track with respect to the lower track to load and unload bikes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Inventor: Roger C. Larson
  • Patent number: 7611444
    Abstract: A climbing wall assembly for educational and recreational purposes. The climbing wall assembly has a plurality of adjacent wall panels, each having an exterior surface adapted for educational purposes and having a plurality of apertures for mounting hand hold structures. A plurality of climbing paths are thereby available for the assembly. Markable metallic and magnetic wall panel surfaces are further provided whereby climbing paths may be marked and removable magnetic and metallic educational elements may be utilized by the climbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Everlast Climbing Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy S. Sudeith
  • Patent number: 7563202
    Abstract: A climbing wall assembly for educational and recreational purposes. The climbing wall assembly has a plurality of adjacently positioned wall panels, each having an exterior surface adapted for educational purposes. A plurality of wall apertures are provided for mounting hand hold structures so that a plurality of climbing paths may be provided. Markable metallic and magnetic wall panel surfaces are provided so that the climbing paths may be marked. Removable magnetic and metallic educational elements may also be utilized by the climbers. A paint layer with metallic or magnetic particles mixed therein may be utilized to provide the magnetic climbing wall surface and to provide magnetic qualities to climbing wall components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Everlast Climbing Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy S. Sudeith
  • Patent number: 7530351
    Abstract: A portable pellet fired heating element for mounting to a grill or stove and comprising a gravity fed pellet holder, a unitary tubular structure having a burner, an air intake and an exhaust chute. Fuel may be supplied to the pellet holder by various supply means such as a conveyer, ramp, scooped, held in bulk in a hopper, and like pellet supply structures and methods. Fuel is fed to the air-cooled insulated burner area onto a decomposer grate, which defines the primary combustion area and which is partially open to the atmosphere for air intake. An adjustable high-pressure flow of gas or vapor is introduced to the primary exhaust chute below the decomposer grate to create a low pressure flow above the grate and which upon ignition, cause flames to be pulled into the pellet mass on the grate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Inventor: Patrick A. Leverty
  • Patent number: 7526937
    Abstract: A can bottom forming assembly for use in forming the bottom of metal cans, such as steel and aluminum two piece cans. The bottom forming assembly is lightweight, compact and comprises outer and cylinder housing assemblies which house a clamp ring retainer assembly, a transfer piston assembly and an annular spring member. The clamp ring retainer assembly includes biasing members to float a clamp ring thereby centering the clamp ring and domer die plug with respect to the ram of a bodymaker. Increased piston size, spring position and size are provided to permit increased clamp ring pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Inventor: Mark L. Zauhar
  • Patent number: 7520838
    Abstract: A climbing wall route setting assembly and process for setting climbing wall routes. The route setting assembly includes a guide with climbing wall maps having a coordinate system. Cooperating sets of hand hold structures are provided with indicia to create climbing routes of varying difficulty utilizing the route maps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Everlast Climbing Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy S. Sudeith, Jeremy Mariette
  • Patent number: 7520837
    Abstract: A free standing climbing wall assembly having double mounted hand holds and a wall closure assembly. The wall closure assembly provides a covering to protect the climbing wall assembly and is secured in place to prevent unauthorized climbing. The protective covering may also be utilized to provide a tent-like shelter from the elements while providing access and use of the climbing wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Everlast Climbing Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy S. Sudeith, Jeremy Mariette
  • Patent number: 7464715
    Abstract: A dental cleaning strip constructed of a polymeric material having a plurality of spaced openings having raised peripheral portions for cleaning interproximal surfaces and contact areas between teeth. The polymeric material may be formed into apertured strips by means of a laser. The raised peripheral portions of the flexible strips may have raised irregular peripheral shapes extending from at least one surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Inventors: Eston A. Husted, Mardelle M. LaMoure
  • Patent number: 7422030
    Abstract: A one directional flow valve assembly for a fluid system. The valve assembly is comprised of a valve body having an internal valve chamber in communication with the ambient environment and a valve seat arrangement. The assembly further has a cap structure with means to position and align a sealing member with respect to the valve seat. A flexible elastomeric sealing diaphragm may be utilized and which is under tension when the sealing diaphragm is in a sealing configuration. The sealing member has a peripheral deflection shield to direct ambient fluid through the valve body. A carrier plate structure may be provided to position the sealing member and deflection shield with respect to the valve seat arrangement to operate the valve assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: Cherne Industries Incorporated
    Inventor: Richard T. Stone
  • Patent number: 7419457
    Abstract: A climbing wall assembly having wall panels to form free-standing, wall-mounted or a combination climbing wall assembly. The climbing wall assembly further has novel handhold structures constructed to be used with removable elements to form a challenge course.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Everlast Climbing Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy S. Sudeith, Keith Anderson, Kris Johnson, Jeremy Mariette
  • Patent number: 7381154
    Abstract: A heart rate monitor assembly for use in a climbing wall assembly. The assembly includes heart rate monitor devices and heart rate display units for climbers. The monitors, display devices, and pulse sensors may be incorporated into the climbing wall structure, hand holds, and/or the wall or route plates mounted on the climbing wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Everlast Climbing Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy S. Sudeith, Mertyce Mrvos, Lyle Helke
  • Patent number: 7373953
    Abstract: A valve assembly for plumbing installations. The valve assembly has a unitary valve body with three interconnected ports and a fluid control mechanism. Connector portions are formed about each port of the unitary valve body to thereby enable connection of the valve assembly into a fluid supply line and for connecting an appliance and various devices and fluid lines to the valve assembly. The fluid control mechanism of the valve assembly is constructed to direct fluid through the valve body and to enable the fluid flow to be shut off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Oatey Co.
    Inventor: Michael W. Minnick
  • Patent number: 7325574
    Abstract: A rupture disc assembly for pneumatic plugs constructed and arranged to cooperate with an aperture in an end casting of the plug to expel excess air from the plug interior when a predetermined internal plug pressure is reached. The rupture disc assembly utilizes a rupturable member in a flanged holder structure positioned in communication with the end casting aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Cherne Industries Incorporated
    Inventor: Thomas J. Beckey
  • Patent number: 7290428
    Abstract: A can bottom forming assembly for use in forming the bottom of metal cans, such as steel and aluminum two piece cans. The bottom forming assembly is lightweight and comprises outer and cylinder housing assemblies which house a clamp ring retainer assembly, a transfer piston assembly and a spring member. The clamp ring retainer assembly includes biasing members to float a clamp ring thereby centering the clamp ring and domer die plug with respect to the ram of a bodymaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Inventor: Mark L. Zauhar