Patents by Inventor Dieter Westerwelle

Dieter Westerwelle 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: 5529323
    Abstract: A hand-pulled wagon comprises a horizontal bed supported on a frame to wh are attached ground support wheels. The axles of the wheels are attached to sleeves which extend downwardly from the frame. Upper ends of the sleeves are hollow to receive mounting posts affixed to removable side walls. The sleeves extend upwardly no higher than the bed, so that when the side walls are removed, access to the bed is not obstructed by the sleeves. A manual pull rod is attached to the wagon and includes a generally arrow-shaped pull handle designed to minimize discomfort to the user while pulling the wagon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Assignee: Bielefelder Kuchenmaschinen- und Transportgerate-Fabrik vom Braucke GmbH
    Inventors: Hans vom Braucke, Manfred vom Braucke, Dieter Westerwelle
  • Patent number: 4880192
    Abstract: A device for suspending handled tools such as brooms, spades and rakes coising hook means and mounting means for said hood means, said mounting means defining a pivot axis for said hook means, said pivot axis extending substantially horizontally, said hook means having a front elevation which is substantially S-shaped and comprising a mounting shaft portion located in said mounting means so as to be pivotable about said horizontal axis, a linear portion extending substantially at right angles to said mounting shaft portion in a generally downward direction, a further portion extending in a substantially horizontal plane from said linear portion, said further portion being substantially C-shaped or S-shaped in plan view, and a hook portion extending from said further portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1989
    Assignee: Bielefelder Kuchenmaschinen-und Transportgerate-Fabrik Vom Braucke GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Vom Braucke, Manfred Vom Braucke, Dieter Westerwelle
  • Patent number: 4741149
    Abstract: A garden- and/or yard-clearing implement which serves as a multi-purpose lement comprising a basic tool, such as a rake, shovel or the like, mounted on a handle, and an additional tool accessory displaceably mounted on the basic tool; wherein, preferably an attachment bar is displaceably mounted on the basic tool, and the tool accessory is mounted on the attachment bar with the attachment bar, which carries the tool accessory being displaceably retained on the resilient tines of a leaf rake and the tool accessory preferably being in the form of a brush or ice scraper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1988
    Assignee: Bielefelder Kuchenmaschinen-und Transport-geratefabrik vom Braucke GmbH
    Inventors: Hans vom Braucke, Manfred vom Braucke, Dieter Westerwelle
  • Patent number: 4678043
    Abstract: A hand tool for loosening, cutting and crumbling soil or the like, includ a central bearing axle of an angular cross section, a plurality of pairs of pronged wheel arrangements having radially extending prongs and being freely rotatably mounted on the axle such that vertical central planes of the pronged wheels extending in the direction of extension of the radial prongs intersect one another at an acute angle, and wherein the edges of every two adjacent crosswisely interengaging pronged wheels slide along one another to form cutting regions; wherein a spade-type tine or prong formed with an end portion which protrudes beyond the radially extending prongs of the pronged wheels is disposed between every two pairs of intersecting pronged wheels. The spade-type prong is mounted on the axle which may be angularly orientated, as desired, by adjusting the inclination of the handle, such as a shaft non-rotatably mounted on the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1987
    Assignee: Bielefelder Kuchenmaschinen-und Transportgeratefabrik vom Braucke GmbH
    Inventors: Hans vom Braucke, Manfred vom Braucke, Dieter Westerwelle
  • Patent number: 4424869
    Abstract: In a garden hand tool for loosening, cutting and crumbling garden soil or the like, comprising freely rotatable prong arrangements (17) in star-like formation which are arranged to face one another to form a "V" and the edges of which intersect one another because of the interengagement of the prong arrangements (17), thus forming cutting locations, these prong arrangements (17) are freely rotatably mounted on a bearing sleeve (12) and attached to a central axle (11) by means of a central aperture (12a). Between each bearing sleeve (12) which is slipped on the axle (11), a guide bearing (13) is also slipped over and clamped to the end of the axle (11) by an end bearing (14) and a nut (15). In such a case, the central apertures (12a) formed in the bearing sleeves (12) are disposed at an acute angle (at an inclination ) relative to the external bearing surface so as to correspond to the inclined position of the prong arrangements (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1984
    Inventors: Hans vom Braucke, Manfred vom Braucke, Dieter Westerwelle