Patents by Inventor Blaine C. Sturm

Blaine C. Sturm 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).

  • Patent number: 6916007
    Abstract: A closure valve used in a fluid dispensing assembly. The closure valve contains a housing, poppet, sleeve, and a biasing member. The closure valve provides simplified sealing structures for preventing product leakage and spill. The sealing structures being integrally molded sealing structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Charles Peter deCler, Blaine C. Sturm
  • Publication number: 20030062498
    Abstract: A closure valve used in a fluid dispensing assembly. The closure valve contains a housing, poppet, sleeve, and a biasing member. The closure valve provides simplified sealing structures for preventing product leakage and spill. The sealing structures being integrally molded sealing structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Applicant: COLDER PRODUCTS COMPANY
    Inventors: Charles Peter DeCler, Blaine C. Sturm
  • Patent number: 5975489
    Abstract: A valve for dispensing fluid to and from a container. The valve includes a housing defining a flow passage extending longitudinally therethrough. A poppet member is telescopically mounted in the flow passage of the housing and is telescopically movable between an open position and a closed position. The poppet member has a proximal end portion that includes a second retaining structure that cooperates with a first retaining structure of the housing to provide a snap fit connection for retaining the poppet member in the housing. The snap fit connection allows the poppet member to be mounted in the housing by inserting the poppet member through a front end of the housing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: C. Peter deCler, David W. Meyer, Blaine C. Sturm
  • Patent number: 5911403
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a device for controlling fluid flow. The device includes a housing having a front end and a back end. The housing defines a flow passageway extending longitudinally between the front and back ends. A first retaining structure is connected to the housing and positioned within the flow passageway. The device also includes a valve mechanism for opening and closing the flow passageway of the housing. The valve mechanism includes a poppet member mounted within the flow passageway. The poppet member includes a first end opposite from a second end. The first end includes a second retaining structure that cooperates with the first retaining structure of the housing to provide a snap fit connection for retaining the poppet member within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1999
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: C. Peter deCler, David W. Meyer, Blaine C. Sturm
  • Patent number: 4946200
    Abstract: An improved self-tightening fitting and fitting connector for use with soft tubing includes a stem having a flange at one end over which a piece of soft tubing may be pulled, and a sleeve which is slidable over the stem and has an inwardly extending lip with a connect surface thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Brian J. Blenkush, Blaine C. Sturm
  • Patent number: 4903995
    Abstract: An improved self-tightening fitting and fitting connector for use with soft tubing includes a stem having a flange at one end over which a piece of soft tubing may be pulled, and a sleeve which is slidable over the stem and has an inwardly extending lip with a contact surface thereon. A releasable ratchet mechanism prevents movement of the sleeve away from the flange, so that tubing can be secured tightly between the contact surface of the sleeve and the flange. When tension is applied to the tubing, the lip portion catches on the tubing, urging the contact surface tighter against the flange, preventing the tubing from creeping through the clamping couple formed by the sleeve and flange. When it is desired to disconnect the tubing, the ratchet mechanism can be released. The method of use is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1990
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Brian J. Blenkush, Blaine C. Sturm