Patents by Inventor Carl A. Rupp

Carl A. Rupp 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: 20200205439
    Abstract: The disclosure extends to methods, systems, and devices for producing a shaved ice or snow cone products and providing toppings thereto. The system may comprise an ice shaving or snow cone machine, a mobile edifice, and a topping dispenser attached to the mobile edifice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Snowie LLC
    Inventor: Carl A. Rupp
  • Publication number: 20200182523
    Abstract: The disclosure extends to apparatuses, methods, and systems, for producing frozen confections and conditioning ice for use in frozen confections. A frozen confection machine includes a hopper portion for receiving ice into an interior, and a motor configured to rotate a drive shaft, a blade to condition the ice in the hopper during rotation of the motor. The frozen confection machine also includes a lid for selectively covering the interior of the hopper, a bias member for biasing the lid away from a closed position, and a switch for causing the motor to actuate in response to the lid being pressed to a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Snowie LLC
    Inventor: Carl A. Rupp
  • Patent number: 10676008
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for providing a pre-packaged frozen confection. The system includes a vehicle comprising three wheels, an ice chest secured to the vehicle, and a toppings dispenser attached to at least one of the vehicle or the ice chest. The toppings dispenser includes at least one receptacle configured for holding a liquid topping, a housing attached to at least one of the vehicle or the ice chest, and a spout in fluid communication with the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Snowie LLC
    Inventor: Carl A. Rupp
  • Patent number: 10618020
    Abstract: A mixer for mixing a fluid and for dispensing the fluid into another container is disclosed. The mixer includes a first container configured to receive and hold a fluid, a stand including a base portion and an upright portion, and a bracket configured to receive and support the first container. The upright portion of the stand extends vertically up from the base portion. The bracket includes two structural members connected by at least one cross bar. The bracket is rotatably attached to the stand via an axle to allow the first container to rotate relative to the stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Snowie LLC
    Inventor: Carl A. Rupp
  • Publication number: 20200109887
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems for cooling the motor of a frozen confection machine during operation are described. A frozen confection machine has a blade assembly for shaving ice and a housing comprising an air inlet and an air outlet. The machine has a motor disposed in the housing and is attached to a drive shaft for bringing ice into contact with the blade assembly. The machine also includes a drip tray and a heat sink that is in mechanical contact with the drip tray. The machine uses a fan assembly to causes airflow to move into the housing across the heat sink and past the motor for cooling the motor. During use, the airflow cools the motor to prolong motor life and enhance performance. The heat sink may be integrated with the tray or may be a standalone heat sink. The heat sink may have fins or other structures to increase thermal transfer. The airflow may be passively created by convection or enhanced by a fan or otherwise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: Snowie LLC
    Inventor: Carl A. Rupp
  • Patent number: 10555546
    Abstract: The disclosure extends and relates to devices, systems and methods for shaving ice with an improved blade to produce a powdery snow-like textured confection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Snowie LLC
    Inventor: Carl A. Rupp
  • Publication number: 20200003472
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for preparing shaved ice confections. A device for conditioning ice includes a base housing comprising at least one upstanding sidewall defining an interior space and an upper surface with respect to the at least one upstanding sidewall. The device includes a motor disposed within the interior space of the base housing. The devices includes a sidewall disposed within the upper surface of the base housing defining an opening for receiving a drive shaft therethrough, wherein the drive shaft is mechanically connected to the motor and a blade assembly. The device includes a venting channel disposed in the at least one upstanding sidewall of the base housing for releasing heat emitted by the motor. The device includes a control mechanism for activating and deactivating the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Snowie LLC
    Inventor: Carl A. Rupp
  • Publication number: 20190390888
    Abstract: The disclosure extends to devices, systems and methods for producing a shaved ice product using shaved ice confection machines and processes. The disclosure also extends to a tension arm and a shaping device used in conjunction with shaved ice confection machines and processes to produce more consistent shaved ice output with a potential increase in machine life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: Snowie LLC
    Inventor: Carl A. Rupp
  • Publication number: 20190323754
    Abstract: The disclosure extends to apparatuses, methods, and systems, for producing frozen confections and conditioning ice for use in frozen confections. A frozen confection machine includes a hopper portion for receiving ice into an interior, and a motor configured to rotate a drive shaft, a blade to condition the ice in the hopper during rotation of the motor. The frozen confection machine also includes a lid for selectively covering the interior of the hopper, a bias member for biasing the lid away from a closed position, and a switch for causing the motor to actuate in response to the lid being pressed to a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Snowie LLC
    Inventor: Carl A. Rupp
  • Patent number: 10443916
    Abstract: The disclosure extends to apparatuses, methods, and systems, for producing frozen confections and conditioning ice for use in frozen confections. A frozen confection machine includes a hopper portion for receiving ice into an interior, and a motor configured to rotate a drive shaft, a blade to condition the ice in the hopper during rotation of the motor. The frozen confection machine also includes a lid for selectively covering the interior of the hopper, a bias member for biasing the lid away from a closed position, and a switch for causing the motor to actuate in response to the lid being pressed to a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Snowie LLC
    Inventor: Carl A. Rupp
  • Patent number: 10433569
    Abstract: The disclosure extends to methods, systems, and devices for producing a shaved ice or snow cone products and providing toppings thereto. The system may comprise an ice shaving or snow cone machine, a mobile edifice, and a topping dispenser attached to the mobile edifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Snowie LLC
    Inventor: Carl A. Rupp
  • Publication number: 20190264971
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains generally to shave ice confection machines and processes, and more particularly to a block ice shaving apparatus, system and method whereby an improved blade and blade assembly produce more consistent output with increase machine life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Snowie LLC
    Inventor: Carl A. Rupp
  • Patent number: 10378807
    Abstract: The disclosure extends to devices, systems and methods for producing a shaved ice product using shaved ice confection machines and processes. The disclosure also extends to a tension arm and a shaping device used in conjunction with shaved ice confection machines and processes to produce more consistent shaved ice output with a potential increase in machine life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Snowie LLC
    Inventor: Carl A. Rupp
  • Publication number: 20190133148
    Abstract: The present disclosure extends to apparatuses, methods, and systems for freezing a liquid suitable for use by a frozen confection machine. The apparatuses, methods, and systems include a two-piece form suitable for producing a dense ice structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Snowie LLC
    Inventors: Carl Rupp, Gregg Gehring
  • Patent number: 10252229
    Abstract: The disclosure extends to systems, methods, and devices for mixing a fluid. The system comprises a tank conduit suspended in a tank for receiving a mixture comprising a liquid, wherein the tank holds the mixture. The system comprises a rigid casing configured to surround the tank and a pump attached to the rigid casing. The system includes a suction inlet and a discharge outlet attached to the pump, wherein the pump creates a negative pressure that draws the mixture into the pump through the suction inlet and the pump creates a positive pressure that dispels the mixture out of the pump through the discharge outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Snowie LLC
    Inventor: Carl A. Rupp
  • Patent number: D850840
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Snowie LLC
    Inventor: Carl A. Rupp
  • Patent number: D850841
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Snowie LLC
    Inventor: Carl A. Rupp
  • Patent number: D866244
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Snowie LLC
    Inventor: Carl A. Rupp
  • Patent number: D866245
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Snowie LLC
    Inventor: Carl A. Rupp
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    Patent number: D884426
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Snowie LLC
    Inventor: Carl A. Rupp