Patents Assigned to Allied Precision Industries Inc.
  • Publication number: 20140193143
    Abstract: A heated hose assembly may include a flexible hose defining an internal water channel and having first and second ends, a first coupling secured to the first end of the flexible hose, a second coupling secured to the second end of the flexible hose, a hose heating element configured to heat the flexible hose, a first coupling heating element secured to at least a portion of the first coupling and configured to heat the first coupling, and a second coupling heating element secured to at least a portion of the second coupling and configured to heat the second coupling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: ALLIED PRECISION INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: THOMAS K. REUSCHE, Philip E. Chumbley
  • Patent number: 8680442
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide an electrical outlet including a power output adapted to provide electricity to an electrically coupled device, a switch adapted to activate and deactivate the power output, a temperature sensor adapted to detect a temperature, and a control unit in communication with the switch and the temperature sensor. The control unit is adapted to control the power output using the switch based at least in part on the temperature detected by the temperature sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Allied Precision Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas K. Reusche, Philip E. Chumbley, James R. McHugh
  • Patent number: 8478118
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a deicer system for heating water within a fluid receptacle to prevent ice from forming including a main body configured to be positioned within the fluid receptacle, a heating element adapted to heat the water, a temperature sensor adapted to detect a temperature, and a control unit in communication with the heating element and the temperature sensor. The heating element is supported by the main body. The temperature sensor is thermally connected to the heating element. The control unit is adapted to determine a temperature of the water based at least in part on the temperature detected by the temperature sensor. The control unit is adapted to control the heating element based at least in part on the determined temperature of the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Allied Precision Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas K. Reusche, Philip E. Chumbley, James R. McHugh
  • Publication number: 20130036980
    Abstract: A floating insulator assembly is configured to be used with a stock tank that is configured to retain water. The assembly may include an insulating member configured to float on water within the stock tank, and a chew deterrent extending from at least a portion of the insulating member. The chew deterrent includes a plurality of chew-deterring protuberances that outwardly extend from at least portion of the insulating member. The chew deterrent is configured to deter an animal from biting or otherwise grasping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: ALLIED PRECISION INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas K. Reusche, Philip E. Chumbley
  • Patent number: 8336496
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a watering system configured to provide water to livestock. The system includes a water basin defining a trough configured to retain water, a reservoir mounted to the water basin, wherein the reservoir is configured to receive and retain water above the water basin. A water path is defined from the reservoir to the trough, wherein water within the reservoir is configured to pass into the water basin through gravity. A first heating element configured to heat water within the reservoir. A second heating element is configured to heat water within the trough, wherein the second heating element is separate and distinct from the first heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Allied Precision Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas K. Reusche, Phillip E. Chumbley
  • Patent number: 8323047
    Abstract: An extension cordset assembly includes a receptacle and a sealing gasket. The receptacle includes a receptacle main body, a receptacle connecting interface and first and second spade mating holes extending into the receptacle main body from the receptacle connecting interface. The receptacle is configured to mate with a plug having a standard spade configuration. The sealing gasket is positioned on the receptacle connecting interface and includes first and second spade openings aligned with the first and second spade mating holes, respectively. The sealing gasket is configured to provide a water-resistant seal between the receptacle and the plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Allied Precision Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas K. Reusche, Philip E. Chumbley
  • Patent number: 8302562
    Abstract: A pet bed is configured to transfer heat from a pet to a support structure. The pet bed may include at least one pad defining an internal chamber, and a batting secured within the at least one pad. The batting allows water within the internal chamber to easily flow therethrough so that heat is transferred away from the pet through convection and conduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Allied Precision Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas K. Reusche, Philip E. Chumbley
  • Patent number: 8290354
    Abstract: A deicing system includes a heating element configured to impart heat to water within a water-retaining structure, a guard configured to prevent the heating element from abutting surfaces of the water-retaining structure, and a securing spring that securely fastens the heating element to the guard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Allied Precision Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas K. Reusche, Philip E. Chumbley
  • Publication number: 20120192797
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a watering system configured to provide water to livestock. The system includes a water basin defining a trough configured to retain water, a reservoir mounted to the water basin, wherein the reservoir is configured to receive and retain water above the water basin. A water path is defined from the reservoir to the trough, wherein water within the reservoir is configured to pass into the water basin through gravity. A first heating element configured to heat water within the reservoir. A second heating element is configured to heat water within the trough, wherein the second heating element is separate and distinct from the first heating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: ALLIED PRECISION INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: THOMAS K. REUSCHE, PHILLIP E. CHUMBLEY
  • Patent number: 8197278
    Abstract: A locking cord connector assembly may include a male housing and a female housing. The male housing defines a male interior chamber configured to house one of a plug or outlet portion of an extension cord. The male housing includes male threads outwardly extending from an outer surface, and at least one tab. The female housing defines a female interior chamber configured to house the other of the plug or outlet portion of an extension cord. The female housing includes female threads inwardly extending from an interior surface. The at least one tab cooperates with a portion of the female housing to provide a ratcheting mechanism configured to maintain a secure connection between the male and female housings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Allied Precision Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas K. Reusche, Philip E. Chumbley, Salvatore Occhipinti
  • Patent number: 8182279
    Abstract: An extension cordset assembly includes a receptacle and a sealing gasket. The receptacle includes a receptacle main body, a receptacle connecting interface and first and second spade mating holes extending into the receptacle main body from the receptacle connecting interface. The receptacle is configured to mate with a plug having a standard spade configuration. The sealing gasket is positioned on the receptacle connecting interface and includes first and second spade openings aligned with the first and second spade mating holes, respectively. The sealing gasket is configured to provide a water-resistant seal between the receptacle and the plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Allied Precision Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas K. Reusche, Philip E. Chumbley
  • Patent number: 8176874
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a watering system configured to provide water to livestock. The system includes a water basin defining a trough configured to retain water, a reservoir mounted to the water basin, wherein the reservoir is configured to receive and retain water above the water basin. A water path is defined from the reservoir to the trough, wherein water within the reservoir is configured to pass into the water basin through gravity. A first heating element configured to heat water within the reservoir. A second heating element is configured to heat water within the trough, wherein the second heating element is separate and distinct from the first heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Allied Precision Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas K. Reusche, Philip E. Chumbley
  • Patent number: 8121466
    Abstract: A system for preventing a deicer from being removed from a liquid receptacle includes a deicer, an anchoring assembly and a tether. The deicer includes a main body and a heating element. The heating element is configured to heat liquid within the liquid receptacle. The anchoring assembly is configured to be secured to or within the liquid receptacle. The tether has first and second ends. The first end is securely fastened to a portion of the deicer. The second end is securely fastened to the anchoring assembly. The anchoring assembly is configured to ensure that the deicer remains within the liquid receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Allied Precision Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas K. Reusche, Philip E. Chumbley
  • Patent number: 8041200
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a deicing system configured to prevent ice from forming in a water containment vessel. The system includes a heating element configured to heat the water within the containment vessel, a first temperature sensor and a second temperature sensor. The first temperature sensor is electrically connected to the heating element through an electrical path and may be configured to monitor water temperature. The second temperature sensor is electrically connected to the heating element through the electrical path and may be configured to monitor heating element temperature. At least one of the temperature sensors may include a reset button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Allied Precision Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas K. Reusche, Philip E. Chumbley
  • Patent number: 8041199
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a deicer system for heating water within a fluid receptacle to prevent ice from forming. The system may include a main body configured to be positioned within the fluid receptacle, a heating element adapted to heat the water, wherein the heating element is supported by the main body, and a concealing cover that is configured to hide the main body the said heating element from view. The concealing cover has a larger axial envelope than the main body and the heating element. The concealing cover may be shaped as a naturally existing object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Allied Precision Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas K. Reusche, Philip E. Chumbley
  • Patent number: 7941040
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a deicer system for heating water within a fluid receptacle to prevent ice from forming, the system including a main body configured to be positioned within the fluid receptacle, a heating element adapted to heat the water, a temperature sensor adapted to detect a temperature of the water, a switch adapted to activate and deactivate the heating element, and a control unit in communication with the heating element, the temperature sensor, and the switch. The heating element is supported by the main body. The control unit is adapted to control the heating element using the switch based at least in part on a temperature detected by the temperature sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Allied Precision Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas K. Reusche, Philip E. Chumbley, James R. McHugh
  • Patent number: 7917019
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a deicer system for heating water within a fluid receptacle to prevent ice from forming including a main body configured to be positioned within the fluid receptacle, a heating element adapted to heat the water, a temperature sensor adapted to detect a temperature, and a control unit in communication with the heating element and the temperature sensor. The heating element is supported by the main body. The temperature sensor is thermally connected to the heating element. The control unit is adapted to determine a temperature of the water based at least in part on the temperature detected by the temperature sensor. The control unit is adapted to control the heating element based at least in part on the determined temperature of the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Allied Precision Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas K. Reusche, Philip E. Chumbley, James R. McHugh
  • Patent number: 7892003
    Abstract: An electrical tool includes a main housing, an operative portion integrally connected to, and forming part of, the main housing, and a plug integrally connected to, and forming part of, the main housing. The plug comprising a base or main body, a plug connecting interface and first and second spades extending from the plug connecting interface. The first and second spades are in a standard configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Allied Precision Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas K. Reusche, Philip E. Chumbley
  • Publication number: 20100323547
    Abstract: An extension cordset assembly includes a receptacle and a sealing gasket. The receptacle includes a receptacle main body, a receptacle connecting interface and first and second spade mating holes extending into the receptacle main body from the receptacle connecting interface. The receptacle is configured to mate with a plug having a standard spade configuration. The sealing gasket is positioned on the receptacle connecting interface and includes first and second spade openings aligned with the first and second spade mating holes, respectively. The sealing gasket is configured to provide a water-resistant seal between the receptacle and the plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: ALLIED PRECISION INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas K. Reusche, Philip E. Chumbley
  • Patent number: 7853133
    Abstract: A deicing system configured to heat water within a water receptacle includes a main body supporting a temperature sensor, a heating element, and a pump. The main body is positioned proximate a base of the water receptacle. The temperature sensor is configured to detect the temperature of the water. The heating element is configured to heat the water when a temperature of the water approaches a freezing point. The pump is configured to circulate the water within the water receptacle to prevent temperature gradients within the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Allied Precision Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas K. Reusche, Philip E. Chumbley