Patents Assigned to Kaspar Wire Works, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10117517
    Abstract: A removable backrest is attached to a cooler in such a manner that does not interfere with the opening or closing of the lid nor does it interfere with the sealing mechanism of the cooler. The removable backrest inserts into existing slots positioned in the walls of certain commercially available coolers. The angle of the frame permits a user to sit on the complete lid of the cooler and lean against the backrest. While the backrest is in position, the lid may be opened or closed at the user's convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Kaspar Wire Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Darryl J. Becker, Mike Bishop
  • Patent number: 7395783
    Abstract: A wildlife feeder is provided, including a wildlife feeder that may be used for squirrels. The wildlife feeder includes a frame and an axle. The axle is rotatably attached to the frame and has a cage wheel and a feed dispensing wheel attached thereto, such that rotation of the cage wheel such as will occur when an animal is running therein, will cause rotation of the feed wheel. The feed wheel is adjacent a container having a container opening, which container contains a multiplicity of food particles gravity fed to the opening. As the feed wheel, which has cutouts therein, rotates, it dispenses particular wildlife feed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Kaspar Wire Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Wooley, Patrick Benes, Helen Knebel, legal representative, Linda G. Armstrong, Eric Knebel
  • Patent number: 6689271
    Abstract: An electrocoagulation system for removing contaminants from waste effluents comprising an electrocoagulation reactor having charged and uncharged plates and allowing serial flow of water therethrough. The reactor is connected to a voltage source to charge some of the plates positive and some negative, with uncharged plates between the positive and negative plates. The system allows waste water to enter the reactor for coagulation therein, the waste water leaving the reactor to enter a defoam tank for agitation which allows trapped bubbles to rise to the surface of the tank as foam. From the defoam tank, waste water goes through a sludge thickener, to allow sludge to settle at the bottom thereof and waste water is drawn off from the sludge thickener to flow to a clarifier. The pump removes sludge forming at the bottom of clarifier to take it back to the sludge thickener. The sludge is drawn out the bottom of the sludge thickener for transport to a press where most of the water is removed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Kaspar Wire Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul E. Morkovsky, Douglas D. Kaspar
  • Patent number: 6467649
    Abstract: A newspaper vending machines for vending a single copy of a periodical. The newspaper vending machine includes a generally rectangular cabinet with a separate periodical loading door and periodical dispensing opening having a door. A coin controlled latching mechanism controls the operation of the door of the dispensing opening. The periodicals rest on a moveable platform, which can move upward as the periodicals are dispense through the dispensing opening. A carriage assembly, the carriage assembly in operative engagement with the dispensing handle, includes a multiplicity of fingers depending vertically downward from a rearward member on the carriage assembly. The fingers engage the trailing edge of the top periodical and, when the dispensing door is opened, the carriage assembly moves the top periodical to the dispensing opening for receipt by a consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Kaspar Wire Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph H. Ullman, Frank Paulas
  • Patent number: 5431300
    Abstract: The application discloses a device (10) to retrofit into the cabinet (11) of newspaper vending machine racks to prevent the removal of more than one copy of the newspaper for each vend or door opening of the cabinet (11). The single vend device (10) consists of a front panel (12) with a T-slot (14). The arms (14a) of the T-slot (14) are normally closed off with a pivoted closure plate (16). Consumer access to the newspapers is provided through the leg of the T-slot (14b), but the newspaper must be slid through the gap between the closure plate (16) and the front panel (12). The thickness of the gap is adjustable to selectively allow for the variation in thickness between various editions of the newspaper. The closure plate (16) is spring loaded to be biased to the closed position. Following removal of the paper, the closure of the plate (16) and a locking pin (32) prevents the plate (16) from re-opening. The locking pin ( 32) is disarmed upon closure of the cabinet (11) door (25a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1995
    Assignee: Kaspar Wire Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan P. Kahanek, Ralph J. Ullmann
  • Patent number: 5377808
    Abstract: A motor-driven door release mechanism for an electronic totalizer of a coin-receiving mechanism operatively associated with a newspaper vending machine. The motor is energized by a power supply acting through a totalizer control board and is disengaged upon rotation to a predetermined position by a rotor arm connected to the armature of the electric motor to disable the current line from the totalizer control board to the motor. Approximately simultaneously with disengaging the motor, a lift arm attached to the rotor arm releases the door latch control of the newspaper vending machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1995
    Assignee: Kaspar Wire Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott D. Baer, Douglas W. Woycheshin
  • Patent number: 5360093
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to control the selective opening of one of a multiple of door accessible newspaper vending cabinets (6a-6e) through a single vend control mechanism (7). The method provides for signaling a selected door from a multiple of doors (18a-18e) to unlock when the proper total denomination of coins or monetary credits has been inserted into the vend control mechanism (7). The apparatus provides for an electronic coin totalizer (14) and/or a bill acceptor (16), and/or a debit/credit card acceptor (17), and a central processing unit (CPU) (10) to receive and process signals relating to total monies received into the vend control mechanism (7) and to selectively unlock one of a multiple of door-accessible cabinets (6a-6e), the cabinets containing different newspapers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1994
    Assignee: Kaspar Wire Works, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott D. Baer
  • Patent number: 5337253
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for providing a manifest and a sales report for route distributors selling newspapers is disclosed. It particularly cooperates with newspaper vending racks which capture data regarding time of day for sales and sales volume. It enables a route distributor to be equipped with a portable CPU having an internally stored manifest specifying rack locations and the number of papers to be loaded at each location, sometimes known as a draw. While driving the route, stale newspapers known as returns are also collected, and this data is also input. This system therefore enables optimization of draws and distribution to increase the production of the route salesman. Moreover, data is collected in the portable CPU and is held by the CPU without requirement of sales reports or manifest on paper. The electronic data capture also improves security, and enables steps to be undertaken to reduce paper pilferage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1994
    Assignee: Kaspar Wire Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Janette Berkovsky, Scott Baer
  • Patent number: 5318195
    Abstract: The application discloses a device (10) to retrofit into the cabinet (11) of newspaper vending machine racks to prevent the removal of more than one copy of the newspaper for each vend or door opening of the cabinet (11). The single vend device (10) consists of a front panel (12) with a T-slot (14). The arms (14a) of the T-slot (14) are normally closed off with a pivoted closure plate (16). Consumer access to the newspapers is provided through the leg of the T-slot (14b), but the newspaper must be slid through the gap between the closure plate (16) and the front panel (12). The thickness of the gap is adjustable to selectively allow for the variation in thickness between various editions of the newspaper. The closure plate (16) is spring loaded to be biased to the closed position. Following removal of the paper, the closure of the plate (16) and a locking pin (32) prevents the plate (16) from re-opening. The locking pin ( 32) is disarmed upon closure of the cabinet (11) door (25a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1994
    Assignee: Kaspar Wire Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan P. Kahanek, Ralph J. Ullmann
  • Patent number: D349997
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1994
    Assignee: Kaspar Wire Works, Inc.
    Inventor: Ralph J. Ullmann
  • Patent number: RE35649
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to control the selective opening of one of a multiple of door accessible newspaper vending cabinets (6a-6e) through a single vend control mechanism (7). The method provides for signaling a selected door from a multiple of doors (18a-18e) to unlock when the proper total denomination of coins or monetary credits has been inserted into the vend control mechanism (7). The apparatus provides for an electronic coin totalizer (14) and/or a bill acceptor (16), and/or a debit/credit card acceptor (17), and a central processing unit (CPU) (10) to receive and process signals relating to total monies received into the vend control mechanism (7) and to selectively unlock one of a multiple of door-accessible cabinets (6a-6e), the cabinets containing different newspapers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Assignee: Kaspar Wire Works, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott D. Baer
  • Patent number: D404289
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Assignee: Kaspar Wire Works, Inc.
    Inventor: Ross L. Tieken
  • Patent number: D404290
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Assignee: Kaspar Wire Works, Inc.
    Inventor: Ross L. Tieken
  • Patent number: D404291
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Assignee: Kaspar Wire Works, Inc.
    Inventor: Ross L. Tieken
  • Patent number: D407628
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: Kaspar Wire Works, Inc.
    Inventor: Ross L. Tieken
  • Patent number: D407630
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: Kaspar Wire Works Inc.
    Inventor: Ross L. Tieken
  • Patent number: D408862
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignee: Kaspar Wire Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Carol A. Berckenhoff, Ralph J. Ullmann
  • Patent number: D414515
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: Kaspar Wire Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Carol A. Berckenhoff, Ralph J. Ullmann
  • Patent number: D414679
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: Kaspar Wire Works, Inc.
    Inventor: Ross L. Tieken
  • Patent number: D415458
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: Kaspar Wire Works, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd G. Schindler