Patents by Inventor Edward Stulik

Edward Stulik 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: 10668842
    Abstract: A lumbar support device for a vehicle seat permits vertical and fore-aft adjustment of the support or forces exerted on the back of an operator seated on the vehicle seat. The lumbar support device includes a lumbar panel resiliently flexibly attached to the seat frame and/or seat shell to permit fore and aft movement of the lumbar panel relative to the seat back, the lumbar panel arranged to bear against the seat back, and a cam element having a cam surface bearing against the lumbar panel to apply force to the lumbar panel toward the seat back, the cam element supported on the seat frame and/or seat shell for movement relative to the lumbar panel and relative to the seat shell and/or seat frame, the cam element configured to vary the force applied to the seat back based on the movement of the cam element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Sears Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: William W. Tuman, II, Edward A. Stulik, Daniel J. Alexander
  • Publication number: 20200055430
    Abstract: A lumbar support device for a vehicle seat permits vertical and fore-aft adjustment of the support or forces exerted on the back of an operator seated on the vehicle seat. The lumbar support device includes a lumbar panel resiliently flexibly attached to the seat frame and/or seat shell to permit fore and aft movement of the lumbar panel relative to the seat back, the lumbar panel arranged to bear against the seat back, and a cam element having a cam surface bearing against the lumbar panel to apply force to the lumbar panel toward the seat back, the cam element supported on the seat frame and/or seat shell for movement relative to the lumbar panel and relative to the seat shell and/or seat frame, the cam element configured to vary the force applied to the seat back based on the movement of the cam element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: William W. Tuman, II, Edward A. Stulik, Daniel J. Alexander
  • Patent number: 5520438
    Abstract: An extendable and collapsible upholstered seat cushion is manufactured from a unitary piece of foam. The upholstery material is integrally molded with the foam cushion. Channels are molded into the foam perpendicular to the length of the seat to allow for compression of the overall length of the seat cushion. Further, channels may be molded into the foam in a direction parallel to the length of the seat cushion to allow for compression of the seat cushion in the lateral direction as well. The channels have angular recesses near the surface of the cushion to provide a home for compression hinges created by connective foam and cloth disposed between segments of the cushion. A telescoping support frame is provided to assist in the compression and extending of the seat cushion. This support frame may be telescoped manually or with assistance by power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1996
    Assignee: Sears Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Edward Stulik
  • Patent number: 5370444
    Abstract: An extendable and collapsible seat cushion manufactured from a unitary piece of foam. Channels are molded into the foam perpendicular to the length of the seat to allow for compression of the overall length of the seat cushion. Further, channels may be molded into the foam in a direction parallel to the length of the seat cushion to allow for compression of the seat cushion in the lateral direction as well. The channels have angular recesses near the surface of the cushion to provide a home for compression hinges created by connective foam and cloth disposed between segments of the cushion. A telescoping support frame is provided to assist in the compression and extending of the seat cushion. This support frame may be telescoped manually or with assistance by power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1994
    Assignee: Sears Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Edward Stulik
  • Patent number: D506083
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Sears Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: William Tuman, Edward Stulik
  • Patent number: D282609
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1986
    Assignee: Sears Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Edward Stulik
  • Patent number: D297995
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1988
    Assignee: Sears Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Edward Stulik
  • Patent number: D314481
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 12, 1991
    Assignee: Sears Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Edward A. Stulik
  • Patent number: D605420
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin M. Krauss, Michael E. Laude, David H. Pitcher, Edward Stulik
  • Patent number: D326960
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1992
    Assignee: Sears Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Edward A. Stulik
  • Patent number: D371008
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Assignee: Sears Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Edward Stulik
  • Patent number: D371465
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Assignee: Sears Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Edward Stulik
  • Patent number: D394756
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Assignee: Sears Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Dennis Gryp, Edward Stulik
  • Patent number: D395558
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Assignee: Sears Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Dennis Gryp, Edward Stulik