Patents by Inventor Bradley J. Pippel

Bradley J. Pippel 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: 20210171384
    Abstract: A water treatment system is provided with an untreated water reservoir having a cavity through which a filter assembly may traverse such that untreated water in the cavity passes through the filter assembly into a treated water reservoir. Removal of the filter assembly may be facilitated by a seal disengagement element operable to unseat a seal formed during efforts to direct untreated water through the filter assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Ziqi Wu, Karlis Vecziedins, Shih-Yi Chang, Tianxiong Zeng, Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Daniel L. Schlenk, Bradley J. Pippel
  • Publication number: 20200339438
    Abstract: A water treatment system having a base assembly and a treatment assembly. The treatment assembly of the system may be configured to filter particulates from water. The base assembly may include a UV reactor operable to disinfect water for consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Bradley J. Pippel, Tedmund A. Robbins, Roger A Schenkel
  • Publication number: 20170043189
    Abstract: An acoustic module with a transducer and a solid waveguide. The transducer and waveguide may be curved to focus the acoustic energy along a focal line. The transducer, the top surface of the waveguide and the bottom surface of the waveguide may extend along coaxial curves. The waveguide may include a recess closely receiving the transducer. The waveguide may include an integral skirt that provides a thermal mass. The acoustic module may include a space to accommodate thermal management options. For example, the acoustic module may include a heatsink, an active ventilation system and/or a phase change material. The ultrasound device may include a controller configured to perform a uniformity scan sweep during supply of operating power to the transducer. The uniformity scan sweep can extend through a frequency range that includes the operating point of the acoustic module and does not exceed an acceptable efficiency loss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Ronald L. Stoddard, Michael E. Miles, Matthew J. Norconk, Joshua K. Schwannecke, Joseph C. Van Den Brink, Colin J. Moore, A. Esai Umenei, Ryan D. Schamper, Mark S. Bartrum, Benjamin C. Moes, Karlis Vecziedins, Ziqi Wu, Mark C. Smith, Bradley J. Pippel, David S. Vachon
  • Publication number: 20130331740
    Abstract: A wand for delivering therapeutic ultrasonic energy to a target area includes a module and a transducer. The transducer converts electrical energy into ultrasonic vibrations that are delivered to the module. The module includes a fluid chamber that houses an ultrasonic fluid. In order to reduce or eliminate the deleterious effects of bubbles that may form in the ultrasonic fluid, one or more bubble traps are defined in the fluid chamber that capture, store, and/or assist in keeping the bubbles outside of the direct transmission path of the ultrasonic energy through the fluid. One or more barriers may be included in the trap(s) that obstruct movement of the bubbles into the transmission path when the wand is tilted to different orientations. After passing through the fluid, the ultrasonic energy is delivered to the skin of a patient, or other surface to which the ultrasonic energy is being directed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Bradley J. Pippel, Richard B. Bylsma
  • Patent number: 7914598
    Abstract: An air treatment system includes features for maximizing efficiency and effectiveness. In one embodiment, a sensor air passage utilizes a low pressure region created by the blower to draw air through the passage. In another embodiment, a filter frame includes a plurality of connectors formed integrally with the filter frame. In another embodiment, a screen is positioned adjacent to the blower intake. The screen includes a plurality of angled strands oriented in a particular direction. In another embodiment, a remote control holder is formed integrally with the housing. In another embodiment, a gasket is positioned between the blower and the housing, forming a seal between the blower and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Gregory K. Evans, Bradley J. Pippel
  • Patent number: 7888614
    Abstract: An illuminated control button with an eccentric switch and a button spring configured to substantially balance the mechanical resistance of the switch when the button is depressed. The switch may be a conventional push-button switch having a stem directly contacting a portion of the control button. The button spring may include an integral reflector and may have a rim that defines a surface engaging the button. The control button may include a fixed light source and the reflector may move about the light source when the control button is depressed. The present invention also provides a control button with a light source at least partially contained within an integrating sphere. In one embodiment, the integrating sphere includes a somewhat cup-shaped diffusely reflective surface that cooperates with a diffusely reflective surface on the back surface of the button to substantially evenly distribute light from the light source throughout the integrating sphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Bradley J. Pippel, Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Thomas A. Niezgoda
  • Patent number: 7837773
    Abstract: An air treatment system includes features for maximizing efficiency and effectiveness. In one embodiment, a sensor air passage utilizes a low pressure region created by the blower to draw air through the passage. In another embodiment, a filter frame includes a plurality of connectors formed integrally with the filter frame. In another embodiment, a screen is positioned adjacent to the blower intake. The screen includes a plurality of angled strands oriented in a particular direction. In another embodiment, a remote control holder is formed integrally with the housing. In another embodiment, a gasket is positioned between the blower and the housing, forming a seal between the blower and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventor: Bradley J. Pippel
  • Patent number: 7833309
    Abstract: An air treatment system includes features for maximizing efficiency and effectiveness. In one embodiment, a sensor air passage utilizes a low pressure region created by the blower to draw air through the passage. In another embodiment, a filter frame includes a plurality of connectors formed integrally with the filter frame. In another embodiment, a screen is positioned adjacent to the blower intake. The screen includes a plurality of angled strands oriented in a particular direction. In another embodiment, a remote control holder is formed integrally with the housing. In another embodiment, a gasket is positioned between the blower and the housing, forming a seal between the blower and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Bradley J. Pippel, Gregory K. Evans, Michael E. Miles
  • Patent number: 7828868
    Abstract: An air treatment system includes features for maximizing efficiency and effectiveness. In one embodiment, a sensor air passage utilizes a low pressure region created by the blower to draw air through the passage. In another embodiment, a filter frame includes a plurality of connectors formed integrally with the filter frame. In another embodiment, a screen is positioned adjacent to the blower intake. The screen includes a plurality of angled strands oriented in a particular direction. In another embodiment, a remote control holder is formed integrally with the housing. In another embodiment, a gasket is positioned between the blower and the housing, forming a seal between the blower and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Gregory K. Evans, Bradley J. Pippel, James Dodds
  • Publication number: 20100096116
    Abstract: A heat diffuser for use with a cooking implement is disclosed. The heat diffuser may be positioned using its handle between a heat source and a cooking container to counteract high temperature zones within the cooking container. The diffuser thus aids in even heat distribution throughout a cookware container for more even cooking and provides the user with more control over the heat applied to the cookware container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Rick G. Good, Susan K. Hoff, Mark C. Smith, Bradley J. Pippel
  • Publication number: 20100096246
    Abstract: An illuminated control button with an eccentric switch and a button spring configured to substantially balance the mechanical resistance of the switch when the button is depressed. The switch may be a conventional push-button switch having a stem directly contacting a portion of the control button. The button spring may include an integral reflector and may have a rim that defines a surface engaging the button. The control button may include a fixed light source and the reflector may move about the light source when the control button is depressed. The present invention also provides a control button with a light source at least partially contained within an integrating sphere. In one embodiment, the integrating sphere includes a somewhat cup-shaped diffusely reflective surface that cooperates with a diffusely reflective surface on the back surface of the button to substantially evenly distribute light from the light source throughout the integrating sphere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Bradley J. Pippel, Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Thomas A. Niezgoda
  • Patent number: 7629548
    Abstract: An illuminated control button with an eccentric switch and a button spring configured to substantially balance the mechanical resistance of the switch when the button is depressed. The switch may be a conventional push-button switch having a stem directly contacting a portion of the control button. The button spring may include an integral reflector and may have a rim that defines a surface engaging the button. The control button may include a fixed light source and the reflector may move about the light source when the control button is depressed. The present invention also provides a control button with a light source at least partially contained within an integrating sphere. In one embodiment, the integrating sphere includes a somewhat cup-shaped diffusely reflective surface that cooperates with a diffusely reflective surface on the back surface of the button to substantially evenly distribute light from the light source throughout the integrating sphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Bradley J. Pippel, Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Thomas A. Niezgoda
  • Patent number: D634397
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Bradley J. Pippel, Kenneth E. Conrad, Richard J. Weber, Ryan D. Schamper
  • Patent number: D742530
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Bradley J. Pippel, Sean T. Eurich, Joe D. Doucet
  • Patent number: D742531
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Bradley J. Pippel, Sean T. Eurich, Joe D. Doucet
  • Patent number: D765867
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Bradley J. Pippel, Sean T. Eurich, Joe D. Doucet, Michael E. Miles, Daniel L. Schlenk
  • Patent number: D765868
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Bradley J. Pippel, Sean T. Eurich, Joe D. Doucet, Michael E. Miles
  • Patent number: D782684
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Bradley J. Pippel, Sean T. Eurich, Joe D. Doucet, Michael E. Miles
  • Patent number: D782685
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Bradley J. Pippel, Sean T. Eurich, Joe D. Doucet, Michael E. Miles, Daniel L. Schlenk
  • Patent number: D789545
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Bradley J. Pippel, Muchen Wu, Michael E. Miles, David J. Anderson