Patents by Inventor Brian D. Gale

Brian D. Gale 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: 20190045948
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides adjustable mounting devices that allow the user to fine tune the placement of a mountable item without concern about the precise placement of the mounting device. Certain mounting devices may be used to hang pictures, and may be rotated once mounted on a vertical surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventor: Brian D. Gale
  • Publication number: 20160349005
    Abstract: A slide cover plate adapter and related methods of use for adding functionality to a semi-automatic handgun. The slide cover plate adapter replaces a factory slide cover plate located at a rear wall of a slide assembly in conventional semi-automatic handguns. The slide cover plate adapter includes a channel engagement portion and an accessory engagement portion that are spaced apart and coupled with a bridging member. The channel engagement portion operably couples to the slide assembly while the accessory engagement portion provides a convenient attachment point for any of a variety of handgun accessories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Brian D. Gale, David A. Sohm
  • Patent number: 9328991
    Abstract: A slide cover plate adapter and related methods of use for adding functionality to a semi-automatic handgun. The slide cover plate adapter replaces a factory slide cover plate located at a rear wall of a slide assembly in conventional semi-automatic handguns. The slide cover plate adapter includes a channel engagement portion and an accessory engagement portion that are spaced apart and coupled with a bridging member. The channel engagement portion operably couples to the slide assembly while the accessory engagement portion provides a convenient attachment point for any of a variety of handgun accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Chambermax L. L. C.
    Inventors: Brian D. Gale, David A. Sohm
  • Patent number: 9044699
    Abstract: A filtration system is disclosed comprising a filter manifold and a filter cartridge. The filter manifold comprises a bracket, a valve, a manifold feed port, a manifold filtrate port, and a handle. The valve is held by the bracket and comprises a fixed portion attached to the bracket and a rotary portion. The handle is operatively connected to the rotary portion and comprises a cartridge lifter having one of a camming ramp or a camming lug lifter engagement feature. The handle is rotatable to a service position and a disengaged position, wherein the manifold feed port is blocked by the valve when the handle is in the disengaged position. The filter cartridge comprises a cartridge feed port, a cartridge filtrate port, and an external cartridge surface having one of a camming lug or a camming ramp for engaging the lifter engagement feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Brian D. Gale, David M. Botts, Karl J. Fritze, Laurence W. Bassett, Richard A. Kirchner
  • Publication number: 20140298703
    Abstract: A slide cover plate adapter and related methods of use for adding functionality to a semi-automatic handgun. The slide cover plate adapter replaces a factory slide cover plate located at a rear wall of a slide assembly in conventional semi-automatic handguns. The slide cover plate adapter includes a channel engagement portion and an accessory engagement portion that are spaced apart and coupled with a bridging member. The channel engagement portion operably couples to the slide assembly while the accessory engagement portion provides a convenient attachment point for any of a variety of handgun accessories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Brian D. Gale, David A. Sohm
  • Publication number: 20110247974
    Abstract: A filtration system is disclosed comprising a filter manifold and a filter cartridge. The filter manifold comprises a bracket, a valve, a manifold feed port, a manifold filtrate port, and a handle. The valve is held by the bracket and comprises a fixed portion attached to the bracket and a rotary portion. The handle is operatively connected to the rotary portion and comprises a cartridge lifter having one of a camming ramp or a camming lug lifter engagement feature. The handle is rotatable to a service position and a disengaged position, wherein the manifold feed port is blocked by the valve when the handle is in the disengaged position. The filter cartridge comprises a cartridge feed port, a cartridge filtrate port, and an external cartridge surface having one of a camming lug or a camming ramp for engaging the lifter engagement feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian D. Gale, David M. Botts, Karl J. Fritze, Laurence W. Bassett, Richard A. Kirchner
  • Patent number: 8016700
    Abstract: The invention provides a new tennis backboard design. The backboard includes a firm backing layer underlying a soft deadening layer. The rebound of a tennis ball from the backboard is reduced as compared to rebound from a rigid hard-surface backboard. This allows a player to stand fairly close to the backboard, which reduces misses. The player can stand fairly close and hit balls hard against the backboard. Because the rebound is reduced, the ball simply bounces back softly and easily to the player, allowing the player to hit hard again from a fairly short distance. Thus, long rallies without missing are easily achieved. Since the bounce is reduced, the player can stand closer to the backboard, and therefore the backboard can be smaller than conventional backboards without the player missing the backboard. This allows the backboard to be light, portable, and easily stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventors: Hugh McTavish, Johannes N. Gaston, Douglas J. VanOrnum, Brian D. Gale, Steven A. Beaudry
  • Patent number: D742195
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATION PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: David R. Dow, Brian D. Gale
  • Patent number: D742196
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: David R. Dow, Brian D. Gale
  • Patent number: D746603
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian D. Gale, Judd D. Olson, Stephan A. Hawthorne
  • Patent number: D762832
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventor: Brian D. Gale
  • Patent number: D791903
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Chambermax L. L. C.
    Inventors: Brian D. Gale, David A. Sohm
  • Patent number: D803035
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian D. Gale, Angela L. Pan
  • Patent number: D805816
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian D. Gale, Angela L. Pan
  • Patent number: D815843
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian D. Gale, Angela L. Pan
  • Patent number: D835248
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Nicolas A. Echeverri, Alonso M. Hernandez, Aaron P. Thompson, Angela L. Pan, Brian D. Gale, Andrew R. Fox, Himanshu Jasuja
  • Patent number: D835249
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Nicolas A. Echeverri, Alonso M. Hernandez, Aaron P. Thompson, Angela L. Pan, Brian D. Gale, Andrew R. Fox, Himanshu Jasuja
  • Patent number: D891598
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Alonso M. Hernandez, Nicolas A. Echeverri, Brian D. Gale
  • Patent number: D893319
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Alonso M. Hernandez, Brian D. Gale, Mark A. Sanocki, Michael A. Meis, Nicolas A. Echeverri
  • Patent number: D893695
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Brian D. Gale, Andrew R. Fox