Patents by Inventor Brian Linstedt

Brian Linstedt 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: 20090173645
    Abstract: A package of compressed blowing insulation includes a body of compressed blowing insulation, a bag encapsulating the body of compressed blowing insulation and a slit extending through the package to define a partially divided package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventors: Michael Evans, Todd Jenkins, Timothy Schoenenberger, Brian Linstedt, Hugo Eccles, John Youger, Joseph Sexton, Jeffrey Accursi, Christopher Kujawski, Robert O'Grady
  • Publication number: 20060054733
    Abstract: A dispenser for rolled absorbent web material is disclosed. A carriage is rotatable between at least two orientations. The carriage includes a first roll holder, which holds a first roll of absorbent web material in a primary position when the carriage is in a first orientation and in a secondary position when the carriage is in a second orientation, and a second roll holder, which holds a second roll of absorbent web material in the secondary position when the carriage is in the first orientation and in the primary position when the carriage is in the second orientation. A roll sensor senses the amount of absorbent web material remaining on the roll in the primary position. A feed mechanism dispenses absorbent web material from at least one of the rolls. A transfer mechanism feeds absorbent web material from the roll in the secondary position into the feed mechanism when the absorbent web material on the roll in the primary position is nearly depleted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2005
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Inventors: John Moody, Joshua Broehl, Dennis Denen, Craig Yardley, Robert Hayes, John Knittle, Brian Linstedt, Gregory Merz
  • Publication number: 20050127204
    Abstract: The invention relates to an automated sprayer for spraying the walls of a bath and shower enclosure with a cleanser. The sprayer has a housing that can be mounted inside the shower enclosure and that defines a tray in which an inverted bottle of cleanser is stored. The bottom of the tray has a tube extending downwardly along a longitudinal axis through which the cleanser can pass. A motorized head disposed beneath the tube can be rotated about the axis for metering cleanser from the bottle and spraying cleanser outward. The sprayer includes timer circuitry that delays commencement of a spray for a set time and automatically stops spraying after a predetermined period. The sprayer also includes a system for signaling the beginning of a spray cycle including audio and visual alarms. The invention focuses on methods of using such equipment, as well as a container for supplying such equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Inventors: Brian Linstedt, Keith Gausmann, Cathal Fahy, Luke Stonis, Dale Aberegg, Michael Fryan, Padma Varanasi, Steven Zach, Peter Neumann, Craig Shiesley, Terry Kovara
  • Publication number: 20050122836
    Abstract: A stand mixer having a mixer housing with an upper surface and a lower surface is provided with a control panel. The stand mixer also has a motor within the mixer housing operably connected with a drive shaft extending through the lower surface. The stand mixer further has a speed indicator located on the upper surface of the mixer housing. The motor is started by the user actuating a power button and the speed of the motor is adjustable by the user rotating a dial. A method of using a stand mixer includes the step of adjusting a rotary dial to select a motor speed. The method further includes the step of actuating the power button for starting a motor on the stand mixer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Publication date: June 9, 2005
    Applicant: Maytag Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth Boyle, Annette Bravard, Rob Brueckner, Brian Linstedt, John Knittle
  • Publication number: 20050122837
    Abstract: An improved blender jar is provided for an electric blender. The blender includes a base with a motor. The jar includes a body with opposite upper and lower ends. The lower end has a collar adapted to mount onto the base such that a knife mounted in the lower end of the jar is coupled with the output shaft of the motor for rotation by the motor. The body of the jar has a reduced cross-sectional area portion between the upper and lower ends so as to enhance blending action of materials in the jar. The body also has inwardly extending ribs to enhance blending.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Publication date: June 9, 2005
    Applicant: Maytag Corporation
    Inventors: Annette Bravard, Brian Linstedt, Joshua Dickman
  • Patent number: 6551001
    Abstract: A cleaning device includes a cleaning head, a housing connected to the cleaning head and configured to retain a spray canister, an actuator rod configured to contact an overcap attached to the canister, and a pivot link pivotally attached to the housing about a pivot point. The pivot point is positioned to allow contact between the actuator rod and the pivot link. In addition, a shaft assembly including a core is slidably disposed within the shaft assembly, with the slidable core being adapted to rotate the pivot link about the pivot point, and a handle is attached to the shaft assembly including a trigger mechanism. The trigger mechanism is adapted to move the slidable core toward the housing, which then pivots the pivot link, ultimately bringing the actuator rod into contact with the cap and causing a dispensing of contents of the canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale Aberegg, Cathal Fahy, Tracey A. Frosch, Steven A. Zach, Brian Linstedt
  • Publication number: 20030053845
    Abstract: A cleaning device includes a cleaning head, a housing connected to the cleaning head and configured to retain a spray canister, an actuator rod configured to contact an overcap attached to the canister, and a pivot link pivotally attached to the housing about a pivot point. The pivot point is positioned to allow contact between the actuator rod and the pivot link. In addition, a shaft assembly including a core is slidably disposed within the shaft assembly, with the slidable core being adapted to rotate the pivot link about the pivot point, and a handle is attached to the shaft assembly including a trigger mechanism. The trigger mechanism is adapted to move the slidable core toward the housing, which then pivots the pivot link, ultimately bringing the actuator rod into contact with the cap and causing a dispensing of contents of the canister.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2001
    Publication date: March 20, 2003
    Inventors: Dale Aberegg, Cathal Fahy, Tracey A. Frosch, Steven A. Zach, Brian Linstedt