Patents by Inventor Brian Brunelli

Brian Brunelli 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: 20030235505
    Abstract: The invention recites an apparatus comprising an internal combustion engine including an engine housing and a vertical shaft extending out of the engine housing. The engine is operable to rotate the shaft. The apparatus further includes an air compressor having a compressor housing, a drive member, an air intake, and an air outlet. The drive member is connected to the engine shaft and is rotatable in response to rotation of the engine shaft. The air compressor draws in low-pressure air through the air intake and discharges a flow of high-pressure air through the air outlet in response to rotation of the drive member. The apparatus also includes an accumulator tank that receives the flow of high-pressure air from the air outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2002
    Publication date: December 25, 2003
    Inventor: Brian Brunelli
  • Patent number: 5186142
    Abstract: The idling system reduces the speed of an engine having a speed governor that is used to power an air compressor, a pressure washer, or another load device which outputs pressurized gases or fluids. The idling system includes a pressure or flow switch which is activated in response to a sensed pressure or fluid flow respectively in the load device. When the switch is activated, an electromagnet is energized through a diode rectifier by the engine alternator or other power source. The energizing of the electromagnet creates a magnetic field that attracts a governor lever arm on the engine's mechanical speed governor. Since the lever arm is interconnected with the throttle plate of the engine carburetor, movement of the lever arm rotates the throttle plate to reduce the engine speed to an idle speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1993
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Brunelli, John A. Fiorenza, II