Patents by Inventor Edward V. Minnich

Edward V. Minnich 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: 8760091
    Abstract: A control circuit for a PMDC motor used in an ice delivery apparatus, the circuit including a double pole double throw relay that switches both sides of the circuit and peripheral circuitry connected between a power source and the double pole double throw relay to rectify the power source and power the PMDC motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Merkle-Korff Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Cannon, Athanase N Tsergas, Edward V Minnich, Stoyan Staev
  • Publication number: 20120234856
    Abstract: A control circuit for a PMDC motor used in an ice delivery apparatus, the circuit including a double pole double throw relay that switches both sides of the circuit and peripheral circuitry connected between a power source and the double pole double throw relay to rectify the power source and power the PMDC motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: MERKLE-KORFF INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jeff CANNON, Athanase N. TSERGAS, Edward V. MINNICH, Stoyan STAEV
  • Patent number: 5599259
    Abstract: To improve tracking, an exercise treadmill is provided with a frame including molded plastic pulleys, having an integral gear belt sprocket, an endless belt extending around the pulleys and a motor operatively connected to the rear pulley to drive the belt. The pulleys are molded out of plastic and have a diameter of approximately nine inches. A mold and method for producing large diameter treadmill pulleys having an integrally molded sprocket are also disclosed. A deck underneath the running surface of the belt is supported by resilient members. A positive lateral belt tracking mechanism is used to correct the lateral position of the belt. A belt position sensor mechanism is used in combination with a front pulley pivoting mechanism to maintain the belt in the desired lateral position on the pulleys. The exercise treadmill also includes a lift mechanism with an internally threaded sleeve engaged to vertically aligned nonrotating screws. A user display of foot impact force on the belt is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1997
    Assignee: Life Fitness
    Inventors: Richard E. Skowronski, Kenneth F. Lantz, Tomas F. Leon, deceased, Donald J. Alexander, George Kolomayets, Vincent C. Adams, Eugene B. Szymczak, Edward V. Minnich, Wade K. Totzke
  • Patent number: 5484362
    Abstract: To improve tracking, an exercise treadmill is provided with a frame including molded plastic pulleys, having an integral gear belt sprocket, an endless belt extending around the pulleys and a motor operatively connected to the rear pulley to drive the belt. The pulleys are molded out of plastic and have a diameter of approximately nine inches. A mold and method for producing large diameter treadmill pulleys having an integrally molded sprocket are also disclosed. A deck underneath the running surface of the belt is supported by resilient members. A positive lateral belt tracking mechanism is used to correct the lateral position of the belt. A belt position sensor mechanism is used in combination with a front pulley pivoting mechanism to maintain the belt in the desired lateral position on the pulleys. The exercise treadmill also includes a lift mechanism with an internally threaded sleeve engaged to vertically aligned nonrotating screws. A user display of foot impact force on the belt is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1996
    Assignee: Life Fitness
    Inventors: Richard E. Skowronski, Kenneth F. Lantz, Tomas F. Leon, deceased, Donald J. Alexander, George Kolomayets, Vincent C. Adams, Eugene B. Szymczak, Edward V. Minnich, Wade K. Totzke