Patents by Inventor Benjamin Schramm

Benjamin Schramm 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: 20210131480
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes an anchor device for receiving and securing a shaft thereto. The device includes an outer housing within which a jaw assembly is secured. The outer housing of the device may in turn be secured to or within a support structure such as a building component. Jaw components of the jaw assembly may be threaded. Furthermore, the jaw assembly has at least two configurations. In a first configuration, at least one jaw component is positioned away from a central shaft axis against the biasing force of a biasing member. A removable or reconfigurable holding member or stop member selectively secures the at least one jaw component in its position. In as second configuration, the holding member is reconfigured by the inserted shaft to trigger movement of the at least one jaw component toward the central shaft axis and into contact with the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Manfred DROSTE, Benjamin SCHRAMM
  • Publication number: 20210121998
    Abstract: A handheld pole sander is provided including an elongate body having two ends, the elongate body including a first pole and a second pole made partially of electrically conductive material and capable of sliding in and out of each other in a telescopic manner the first pole and second pole are made from electrically conductive material. An electric motor electrically controlled by control electronics is provided, and a sanding head is attached via a pivot mechanism to a first end of the elongate body. At least one seal is located between overlapping parts of the first pole and second pole. The seal includes an electrically conductive material and provides an electrical connection between the first pole and second pole. Alternatively, at least one electrical contact is provided between the first pole and second pole to provide an electrical connection between the first pole and second pole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Manfred DROSTE, Benjamin SCHRAMM
  • Publication number: 20210122004
    Abstract: A handheld pole sander is provided including an elongate body having two ends, an electric motor electrically controlled by control electronics, and a sanding head attached via a pivot mechanism to a first end of the elongate body. The sanding head includes a hood and an output spindle projecting from the hood and rotatably driven by the electric motor. At least part of the elongate body includes a heat conductive part being at least partially made of heat conductive material. The control electronics are mounted on the elongate body adjacent to or in direct contact with the heat conductive part of the elongate body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Manfred DROSTE, Benjamin SCHRAMM
  • Publication number: 20210122005
    Abstract: A pole sander is provided including an elongate body having a first end and a second end, an electric motor, and a sanding head attached via a pivot mechanism to the first end of the elongate body. The sanding head includes a hood including a plate and a peripheral wall formed on the underside of the plate around an edge of the plate; an output spindle that projects from the hood and is rotatably driven by the electric motor around a rotational axis; and a brush ring mounted on the underside of the plate adjacent the edge of the plate inside of the peripheral wall. The brush ring is attached to the plate via a spring comprising at least one of a leaf spring or a wave spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Manfred DROSTE, Benjamin SCHRAMM
  • Publication number: 20210121999
    Abstract: A pole sander is provided including an elongate body including a passageway for passage of air, an electric motor, and a sanding head attached via a pivot mechanism to a first end of the elongate body. The sanding head includes a hood including a plate and a sidewall to form a chamber, an output spindle projecting from the hood and rotatably driven by the electric motor, and a tubular passage including a first end forming an opening and a second end coupled to an aperture formed through the plate. A flexible pipe is disposed between the passageway at the first end of the elongate body and the opening of the tubular passage to fluidly connect the passageway to the chamber. The tubular passage is oriented at least partially around a portion of the output spindle in a turning direction of the output spindle and extending angularly from the plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Manfred DROSTE, Benjamin SCHRAMM
  • Publication number: 20210122000
    Abstract: A pole sander is provided including an elongate body having a longitudinal axis, and a sanding head attached via a pivot mechanism to a first end of the elongate body. The sanding head includes a hood including a plate and a sidewall to form a chamber, an output spindle projecting through the hood into the chamber, and an electric motor mounted on the hood and configured to rotatably drive the output spindle about a rotational axis. The pivot mechanism allows the sanding head to pivot around a pivot axis that intersects the sanding head forward of at least one of a centre of gravity of the sanding head or the rotational axis of the output spindle relative to the elongate body when the longitudinal axis of the elongate body is located parallel to the plane of the plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Manfred DROSTE, Benjamin SCHRAMM
  • Publication number: 20210122001
    Abstract: A pole sander is provided including an elongate body having a first end and a second end and forming a passageway, a sanding head attached via a pivot mechanism to the first end of the elongate body and including an output spindle projecting into a chamber, an electric motor mounted on the sanding head, and a rear housing mounted on or proximate the second end of the elongate body including control electronics therein to control the motor via an electric cable. At least a portion of the electric cable locates against a flexible pipe connecting the passageway to the sanding head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Manfred DROSTE, Benjamin SCHRAMM
  • Patent number: 10920819
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes an anchor device for receiving and securing a shaft thereto. The device includes an outer housing within which a jaw assembly is secured. The outer housing of the device may in turn be secured to or within a support structure such as a building component. Jaw components of the jaw assembly may be threaded. Furthermore, the jaw assembly has at least two configurations. In a first configuration, at least one jaw component is positioned away from a central shaft axis against the biasing force of a biasing member. A removable or reconfigurable holding member or stop member selectively secures the at least one jaw component in its position. In as second configuration, the holding member is reconfigured by the inserted shaft to trigger movement of the at least one jaw component toward the central shaft axis and into contact with the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Manfred Droste, Benjamin Schramm
  • Patent number: 10760733
    Abstract: A cast-in-place anchor and method of securing it to a wooden form board. Such cast-in-place anchors include a body defining a cavity and having a base for positioning the body on a wooden form board. The body being securable to the wooden form board by at least one fixing member. An opening is disposed in the base in communication with the cavity and a plurality of additional openings are in the body in communication with the cavity. A threaded member is provided in the cavity. A support member is also provided in the cavity for supporting the threaded member and for restricting the ingress of wet concrete through the additional openings into contact with the threaded member in use. The anchor is configured such that after concrete pouring, concrete setting, and form board removal, a threaded rod can be inserted into the opening in the base of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventor: Benjamin Schramm
  • Patent number: 10634281
    Abstract: A anchor is disclosed for suspending objects below a metal deck after concrete setting. The assembly includes an anchor body having a threaded opening, a sleeve mounted to the anchor body and defining a sleeve opening. The opening extends away from the anchor body. The sleeve also has a flexible portion that elastically flexes upon insertion of the sleeve through a hole in a metal deck. The sleeve is narrower than the width of the flexible portion. The anchor also includes a support defining a supporting channel through which the anchor body extends and that is configured to permit sliding movement, but restrict tilting movement, of the support relative to the anchor body. Also included is a spring for biasing the support along the anchor body towards the sleeve so that opposite sides of a metal deck are clamped between the support and the flexible portion of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventor: Benjamin Schramm
  • Publication number: 20180356033
    Abstract: A anchor is disclosed for suspending objects below a metal deck after concrete setting. The assembly includes an anchor body having a threaded opening, a sleeve mounted to the anchor body and defining a sleeve opening. The opening extends away from the anchor body. The sleeve also has a flexible portion that elastically flexes upon insertion of the sleeve through a hole in a metal deck. The sleeve is narrower than the width of the flexible portion. The anchor also includes a support defining a supporting channel through which the anchor body extends and that is configured to permit sliding movement, but restrict tilting movement, of the support relative to the anchor body. Also included is a spring for biasing the support along the anchor body towards the sleeve so that opposite sides of a metal deck are clamped between the support and the flexible portion of the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventor: Benjamin SCHRAMM
  • Publication number: 20180298938
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes an anchor device for receiving and securing a shaft thereto. The device includes an outer housing within which a jaw assembly is secured. The outer housing of the device may in turn be secured to or within a support structure such as a building component. Jaw components of the jaw assembly may be threaded. Furthermore, the jaw assembly has at least two configurations. In a first configuration, at least one jaw component is positioned away from a central shaft axis against the biasing force of a biasing member. A removable or reconfigurable holding member or stop member selectively secures the at least one jaw component in its position. In as second configuration, the holding member is reconfigured by the inserted shaft to trigger movement of the at least one jaw component toward the central shaft axis and into contact with the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Manfred DROSTE, Benjamin SCHRAMM
  • Publication number: 20180283606
    Abstract: A cast-in-place anchor and method of securing it to a wooden form board. Such cast-in-place anchors include a body defining a cavity and having a base for positioning the body on a wooden form board. The body being securable to the wooden form board by at least one fixing member. An opening is disposed in the base in communication with the cavity and a plurality of additional openings are in the body in communication with the cavity. A threaded member is provided in the cavity. A support member is also provided in the cavity for supporting the threaded member and for restricting the ingress of wet concrete through the additional openings into contact with the threaded member in use. The anchor is configured such that after concrete pouring, concrete setting, and form board removal, a threaded rod can be inserted into the opening in the base of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventor: Benjamin SCHRAMM
  • Patent number: 8544133
    Abstract: A mopping device includes a mopping head having at least one of a mopping cloth, a mopping cover, a mopping bundle, and a mopping pad. The mopping device further includes a handle and a multi-turn actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Leifheit AG
    Inventors: Klaus-Juergen Fischer, Markus Klotz, Benjamin Schramm
  • Patent number: 8096218
    Abstract: A device for cutting food includes a slide operable to receive a food product that is slid across the slide so as to perform a cutting procedure. A cutting blade including a cutting edge is included. A switch is included operable to switch the device from a neutral position in which the cutting edge is at least one of covered and recessed, to a cutting position in which the cutting edge is neither covered nor recessed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Leifheit AG
    Inventors: Markus Klotz, Benjamin Schramm
  • Patent number: 7837137
    Abstract: A food holder for a grater or a slicer, having a shaft element into which food that is to be minced can be placed and through which it can be conveyed to a device for mincing foods that can be connected to the holder is characterized in that the shaft element has an elongated cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Leifheit AG
    Inventors: Markus Klotz, Benjamin Schramm, Christian Gross, Stephan Gerster
  • Publication number: 20090307856
    Abstract: A mopping device includes a mopping head having at least one of a mopping cloth, a mopping cover, a mopping bundle, and a mopping pad. The mopping device further includes a handle and a multi-turn actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: Leifheit AG
    Inventors: Klaus-Juergen Fischer, Markus Klotz, Benjamin Schramm
  • Publication number: 20090165658
    Abstract: A press device for food includes a pressing plate having a plurality of openings and at least one handle connected to the pressing plate. The openings are configured to each receive a portion of the food product therethrough upon an application of a force to the at least one handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: Leifheit AG
    Inventor: Benjamin Schramm
  • Publication number: 20070240786
    Abstract: A woodworking machine including a detection system adapted to detect a dangerous condition between a person and a working portion of the machine is disclosed. The machine includes a reaction system associated with the detection system to cause a predetermined action to take place relative to the working portion upon detection of the dangerous condition. A motion detection system is adapted to detect motion of the working portion and to disable the reaction system when the working portion is not moving. The motion detection system may include a sensor, such as a Hall effect sensor, an electromagnetic field sensor, an optical sensor, or an electrical sensor. The woodworking machine may take the form of a saw, the working portion may be a blade adapted to cut when spinning, and the dangerous condition may be a person contacting the blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Inventors: Stephen Gass, Robert Chamberlain, J. Fulmer, Joel Jensen, Benjamin Schramm
  • Patent number: D567583
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Leifheit AG
    Inventors: Markus Klotz, Benjamin Schramm, Christian Gross, Stephan Gerster