Patents by Inventor Aaron Schapper

Aaron Schapper has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220170870
    Abstract: The present invention provides a testing apparatus which allows for the safe and cost-effective testing and evaluation of the heat and flame resistance of distribution pole specimens made of various types of materials such as concrete, steel and composites. According to a preferred embodiment, the present invention includes an enclosure having an outer wall with torch ports to allow attached torches to apply flame and heat to an enclosed specimen. According to a further preferred embodiment, the enclosure includes a raised specimen support pedestal which includes a specimen support surface for supporting the enclosed specimen at a desired height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: Valmont Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Ackerman, Fouad Hilmy Fouad, Aaron Schapper
  • Publication number: 20220090405
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved pole assembly. According to a first preferred embodiment, the present invention includes a first pole section which is formed by an inner shell wall surrounding a hollow inner cavity. According to a further preferred embodiment, the inner shell wall is formed as a first column of a given shape, which is formed of fiberglass reinforced polymer, and which is surrounded by a center fill layer. The center fill layer is preferably formed of SSC concrete which surrounds the inner shell wall. According to a further preferred embodiment, the present invention preferably further includes an outer shell wall which is formed as a second column of a given shape, which surrounds the center fill layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: VALMONT INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Fouad Hilmy Fouad, Aaron Schapper
  • Patent number: 7429005
    Abstract: A sprinkler having an adjustable spray pattern is disclosed. The sprinkler may include a housing. The housing may include an inlet portion disposed to receive water and an outlet portion. The outlet portion may include a first outlet aperture and a second outlet aperture. The housing may include a cam disposed upstream of the first and second water outlet apertures. The cam may be rotated to a first position and a second position. The cam may include a first open portion that is rotatable about a cam axis. The cam may include a second open portion that is rotatable about the cam axis. The cam may further include a third open portion that is rotatable about the cam axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Orbit Irrigation Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Schapper, Christian M. Olsen, Chadwick L. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20070210188
    Abstract: A sprinkler having an adjustable spray pattern is disclosed. The sprinkler may include a housing. The housing may include an inlet portion disposed to receive water and an outlet portion. The outlet portion may include a first outlet aperture and a second outlet aperture. The housing may include a cam disposed upstream of the first and second water outlet apertures. The cam may be rotated to a first position and a second position. The cam may include a first open portion that is rotatable about a cam axis. The cam may include a second open portion that is rotatable about the cam axis. The cam may further include a third open portion that is rotatable about the cam axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Applicant: Orbit Irrigation Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Schapper, Christian Olsen, Chadwick Wilson
  • Patent number: 7152814
    Abstract: A sprinkler has a housing with an inlet portion and an outlet portion in which a first outlet aperture is formed. The first outlet aperture may cooperate with other outlet apertures to define a spiral shape. A cam is disposed upstream of the first outlet aperture. The cam is rotatable about a cam axis to cover varying portions of the outlet apertures. After moving through the outlet apertures, water strikes a deflector and is sprayed outward from the head. The orientation of the cam establishes an arc angle through which water is sprayed, including a full-circle spray pattern. The deflector may be stationary or rotatable. In one alternative configuration, the outlet apertures and each leads to a different strip nozzle. The cam has an open portion that can be rotated into alignment with each of the outlet apertures to determine which of the strip nozzles are active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Orbit Irrigation Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Schapper, Christian M. Olsen, Chadwick L. Wilson
  • Patent number: 7004677
    Abstract: A valve containment assembly for an irrigation system may have a first side wall unit, a grate, a second side wall unit, and a lid. The first side wall unit may be disposed on the floor of a hole. The grate may be positioned in the first side wall unit to support a manifold. The second side wall unit rests on the first side wall unit to cover the manifold and the lid may be disposed on top of the side wall unit. The first side wall unit and the grate elevate the manifold above the floor of the hole to reduce interference of soil and water with the manifold. Additional side wall units may be used to provide additional height. Any of the side wall units may have frangible portions that break away to permit passage of conduits into the valve containment assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Orbit Irrigation Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent C. Ericksen, Kevin Day, Christian M. Olsen, Aaron Schapper, Alan T. Ence
  • Patent number: D497973
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Orbit Irrigation Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Schapper
  • Patent number: D500122
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Orbit Irrigation Products, Inc
    Inventor: Aaron Schapper