Patents by Inventor David A. Ramler

David A. Ramler 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).

  • Patent number: 6440256
    Abstract: A method of forming and inserting filter elements into cup-shaped containers comprises the steps of: a) folding a continuous web of filter material into two adjacent plies which have separable upper edges and are joined one to the other along a bottom fold line; b) blanking the adjacent plies to form their upper edges into a scalloped pattern; c) inserting carrier mandrels between the adjacent plies; d) joining the adjacent plies along seams extending transversely with respect to the bottom fold line to form a series of collapsed frustoconical filter elements interconnected by scrap segments and supported internally by the carrier mandrels; e) separating the filter elements one from the other by blanking and removing the scrap segments; f) transferring the filter elements from the carrier mandrels into cup-shaped containers arranged therebeneath; and g) securing the thus inserted filter elements to interior surfaces of the cup-shaped containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Keurig, Incorporated
    Inventors: Steven J. Gordon, Richard P. Sweeney, Anthony J. Christopher, Brett Anderson, A. David Boccuti, Kevin Walsh, Hani Sallum, David Ramler, Jim Wolf, Mike Helmbrecht
  • Patent number: 4018465
    Abstract: A door opening device for use by handicapped persons for whom it is physically difficult or impossible to turn a conventional door knob. The device comprises, in one embodiment, an attachment hanging from a standard round door knob. Other embodiments included lever devices of different configurations also attached to a knob or the shank of a knob to facilitate turning thereof. This device enables a handicapped person to move the lever in either direction with an elbow, hand or other part of the body in order to open a door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1975
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1977
    Inventor: David A. Ramler