Patents Assigned to Original Ideas, Inc
  • Publication number: 20180187895
    Abstract: A light-weight, egg shaped charcoal grill is presented. The charcoal grill features a grill assembly and a cart. The grill assembly comprises a double walled lid, main body and ash pan, wherein the lid is hingedly connected to the main body and the ash pan is detachable from the main body. The grill assembly features adjustable upper and lower air vents located in the lid and ash pan, respectively, as well as a temperature sensor in the lid. The grill assembly further includes shelves which are rotatable about the perimeter of the grill assembly and which may also be moved from a working position parallel to a ground surface to a folded position perpendicular to the ground surface, for storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: Original Ideas, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert DeMars, Alan Crawford, Takuya Idehara, Jim Keen, Spencer Mackay
  • Patent number: 8740318
    Abstract: A folding portable bar with interchangeable canopies is provided, the bar comprises: at least one umbrella comprising at least one post and a plurality of canopies, each of the canopies comprises a design and at least a portion of each of the canopies is constructed of a material that allows light to pass through the canopy and project image of the design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Original Ideas, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert DeMars
  • Patent number: 8267490
    Abstract: A folding portable bar is provided, the bar comprises: a framework having front and back side and top and bottom portions, the framework comprises a central frame having front and back sides and at least one side frame which is generally perpendicular to the central frame during an opened usage position, and the framework further comprises at least two supporting frames, at least one supporting frame is pivotally hinged to at least one end of the central frame and at least one supporting frame is pivotally hinged to at least one end of the side frame, one end of the central frame is pivotally hinged to one end of the side frame, and the central frame comprises at least two panels and the side frame comprises at least one panels, each of the panels and the supporting frames being foldable to one another forming an accordion fold during a closed position; at least one countertop designed to sit atop the top portion of the framework; and at least one supporting shelf designed to fit adjacent the bottom portion o
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Original Ideas, Inc
    Inventor: Robert DeMars
  • Patent number: 8122876
    Abstract: An ash bin and chimney system comprising: an open topside and at least one side wall forming a device cavity, and the device further comprises at least one screen and a movable flap situated within the device cavity, the flap further comprises a leg, and the leg is in an extended position when the flap is in a generally perpendicular position relative to the screen during a chimney function, and the leg is in a folded position when the flap is in a generally parallel position relative to the screen, and the leg in its extended position prevents the device from being inserted within the internal cavity of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Original Idea, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert DeMars
  • Patent number: 8118019
    Abstract: A barbecue cooking system with moveable charcoal chimney device is provided, the system comprises: a firebowl having an open topside and a bottomside, and the bottomside comprising at least one aperture; and a chimney movable through the aperture of the bottomside of the firebowl, and at least a portion of the chimney is situated within the firebowl during a usage position and at least a portion of the chimney is moveable to a position below the firebowl during a stowage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Original Ideas, Inc
    Inventors: Robert DeMars, Alan Crawford
  • Patent number: 8016371
    Abstract: An extension for a portable bar is provided, the extension comprises: a first counter having opposing ends; a second counter having opposing ends; at least two support bars having opposing ends, the first end of each of the bars is pivotally connected to the first end of the first counter and the first end of the second counter is pivotally connected to and rotatable about the second end of each of the bars, the first and second counters are generally parallel to one another and generally perpendicular to the bars during an usage position, the second counter rotates about the second end of the bars and the bars are generally diagonal of the first counter during an intermediate position, and the first and second counters are generally parallel to the bars during a storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Original Ideas, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert DeMars
  • Patent number: 7900624
    Abstract: A barbecue apparatus is provided, the apparatus comprises: a firebowl having an open topside and a bottomside, the bottomside comprising at least one aperture; a column has a top and a bottom, the top of the column is attached to the bottomside of the firebowl, the column comprises an internal cavity, the aperture of the bottomside of the firebowl leads to the internal cavity of the column, the column has at least one opening for ventilation; a base connected to the bottom of the column; a lid situated atop the open topside of the firebowl, the lid has at least one opening for ventilation, the lid further comprises a device for opening and closing the opening; and at least one ash scraper assembly, the assembly comprises at least one scraper and at least one scraper handle, the scraper comprises an axle rod and at least one arm extending from the axle rod, the scraper handle designed to be connected to the scraper to thereby rotate the arm to allow the arm to cover and uncover the aperture for venting purpose
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Original Ideas, Inc
    Inventors: Robert DeMars, Alan Crawford
  • Patent number: 7681568
    Abstract: A barbecue apparatus is provided, the apparatus comprises: a firebowl having an open topside and a bottomside which has a circumference smaller than a circumference of the topside of the firebowl, and the bottomside of the firebowl comprises at least one central aperture situated adjacent at least one peripheral aperture; a base frame comprising a top end, a bottom end, and a central cavity, and the peripheral aperture of the firebowl leads to the central cavity of the column, and the top end of the column is connected to the bottomside of the firebowl; and an ash scraper assembly comprising a frame having at least one arm designed to cover and uncover the peripheral aperture and an actuator pivotally attached to the frame and designed to rotate the arms to cover and uncover the peripheral apertures and scrape the bottomside of the firebowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Original Ideas, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert DeMars, Alan Crawford
  • Patent number: 7575002
    Abstract: A barbecue apparatus is provided, the apparatus comprises: a firebowl having an open topside and a bottomside with at least one aperture; a base attached to the bottomside of the firebowl, and the base comprises an internal cavity, and the aperture of the bottomside of the firebowl leads to the internal cavity of the base; and an ash bin and chimney device comprising an open topside and at least one side wall forming a device cavity, and the device designed to fit within the internal cavity of the base, the aperture of the firebowl is situated above the open topside of the device when the device is situated within the internal cavity of the base, and the device further comprises at least one screen and a movable flap situated within its device cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Original Ideas, Inc
    Inventors: Robert DeMars, Alan Crawford
  • Patent number: 7425046
    Abstract: A portable bar comprising: a framework having a front and back side and comprising a central frame with opposing ends and at least two side frames being situated on the opposing ends of the central frame and being perpendicular to the central frame, each of the side frames comprising at least one elongated foot member situated at a bottom end of the side frame; at least two side supporting frames, each being connected to the opposing ends of the central frame, the supporting frame comprising a central supporting frame and a side supporting frame, the side supporting frame comprising at least one elongated foot member situated at a bottom end of the side supporting frame; at least one supporting shelf and at least one shelf having an aperture for supporting a container, the shelves being situated on the back side of the framework; at least one counter attached to a top side of the framework and the supporting frames; and at least one front panel situated on the front side of the framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: Original Ideas, Inc
    Inventor: Robert DeMars
  • Patent number: 7354120
    Abstract: A portable bar is provided, the bar comprises at least two frameworks, each of the frameworks has a front and back side and comprises a central frame with opposing ends and at least two side frames are situated on said opposing ends of the central frame and is perpendicular to the central frame, each of the side frames comprises at least one elongated foot member situated at a bottom end of the side frame; at least one supporting shelf for connecting the first and second framework; at least one shelf has an aperture for supporting a container, the shelves is situated on the back side of the framework; at least one counter attached to a top side of the framework and the supporting frames, at least a portion of the counter having an aperture for receiving a cooking apparatus; and at least one front panel situated on the front side of the framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Original Ideas, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert DeMars
  • Patent number: 7273261
    Abstract: A portable bar is provided, the bar comprises a framework having a front and back side and comprises a central frame with opposing ends and at least two side frames situated on the opposing ends of the central frame and is perpendicular to the central frame, each of the side frames comprises at least one elongated foot member situated at a bottom end of the side frame; at least two side supporting frames, each frame is connected to the opposing ends of the central frame, the supporting frame comprising a central supporting frame and a side supporting frame, the side supporting frame comprises at least one elongated foot member situated at a bottom end of the side supporting frame; at least one supporting shelf and at least one shelf having an aperture for supporting a container, the shelves is situated on the back side of the framework; at least one counter attached to a top side of the framework and the supporting frames, at least a portion of the counter having an aperture for receiving a cooking apparatus;
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Assignee: Original Ideas, Inc
    Inventor: Robert DeMars
  • Patent number: D567011
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Original Ideas, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert DeMars
  • Patent number: D567012
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Original Ideas, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert DeMars
  • Patent number: D648154
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Original Ideas, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. DeMars
  • Patent number: D724364
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Original Ideas, Inc
    Inventor: Robert DeMars
  • Patent number: D724365
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Original Ideas, Inc
    Inventor: Robert DeMars
  • Patent number: D724873
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Original Ideas, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert DeMars
  • Patent number: D789546
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Original Ideas Inc
    Inventors: Nicholas Matfus, Jane Gilmartin
  • Patent number: D822423
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: ORIGINAL IDEAS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Demars, Alan Crawford, Takuya Idehara, Jim Keen, Spencer Mackay