Patents by Inventor Darin Lane

Darin Lane 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: 20210106186
    Abstract: A towel bar includes a retractable and extendable robe hook. The robe hook may be formed in a wall-mounted first base joined by a towel bar to a wall-mounted second base. A shaft may be extended from the base to reveal the robe hook. When extended, the robe hook provides a location from which objects may be hung. When not needed, the robe hook may be pushed into the base and reside within an internal cavity, thereby concealed from view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Darin Lane Heuer, Victor Tung, Jan Christopher van Leyen
  • Patent number: 10813508
    Abstract: A towel bar includes a retractable and extendable robe hook. The robe hook may be formed in a wall-mounted first base joined by a towel bar to a wall-mounted second base. A shaft may be extended from the base to reveal the robe hook. When extended, the robe hook provides a location from which objects may be hung. When not needed, the robe hook may be pushed into the base and reside within an internal cavity, thereby concealed from view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Spectrum Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Darin Lane Heuer, Victor Tung, Jan Christopher van Leyen
  • Publication number: 20170367545
    Abstract: A towel bar includes a retractable and extendable robe hook. The robe hook may be formed in a wall-mounted first base joined by a towel bar to a wall-mounted second base. A shaft may be extended from the base to reveal the robe hook. When extended, the robe hook provides a location from which objects may be hung. When not needed, the robe hook may be pushed into the base and reside within an internal cavity, thereby concealed from view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: Spectrum Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Darin Lane Heuer, Victor Tung, Jan Christopher van Leyen
  • Publication number: 20070028976
    Abstract: A system and method for conveying flowable material through a conduit that creates a strong laminar flow of the material surrounded by a boundary layer flow of the same or a different flowable material, such that long transport distances through dramatic elevation and directional changes can be achieved. Some embodiments of the system include a blower assembly, an inlet conduit, an outlet conduit and a mixing chamber, wherein the mixing chamber includes an outer barrel, an inner barrel and an accelerating chamber. Low pressure air is supplied to the system by the blower assembly and mixed with particulate material. The air/material mixture is transported through the mixing chamber into the accelerating chamber and through the outlet conduit. In other embodiments, the particulate material is mixed with the air in the accelerating chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Publication date: February 8, 2007
    Inventors: Darin Lane, Walter Prince, Alan Miller
  • Publication number: 20060182630
    Abstract: A fluid handling and cogeneration system has an inlet conduit receiving a fluid, a housing having a inlet end, a outlet end and an interior surface. The housing encloses an inner body which together with the housing is arranged to form an annular space between the interior surface of the housing and an exterior surface of the inner body. The system also includes at least one diverter configured such that the fluid is directed to circulate around the inner body and traverse the annular space from the diverter toward the outlet end of the housing in an organized fashion. A generator is provided within the housing to harness the fluid traversing the annular space to generate electrical power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2005
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Inventors: Alan Miller, Darin Lane
  • Publication number: 20050000581
    Abstract: A system for conveying fluid through a conduit that creates a strong laminar flow of the material surrounded by a boundary layer flow of the same or a different flowable material, such that long transport distances through dramatic elevation and directional changes can be achieved. Some embodiments of the system include a blower assembly, an inlet conduit, an outlet conduit and a mixing chamber, wherein the mixing chamber includes an outer barrel, an inner barrel and an accelerating chamber. Low pressure gas is supplied to the system by the blower assembly and mixed with particulate material. The gas/material mixture is transported through the mixing chamber into the accelerating chamber and through the outlet conduit. In other embodiments, the particulate material is mixed with the gas in the accelerating chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2003
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Inventors: Darin Lane, Walter Prince, Alan Miller