Patents by Inventor Eric F. Reetz, III

Eric F. Reetz, III 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: 20140346257
    Abstract: A system including a sprayer including a handle, a trigger configured to move between a first trigger position and a second trigger position, wherein the sprayer is configured to block flow of a coating material when the trigger is in the first trigger position and to spray the coating material when the trigger is in the second trigger position, a trigger lock coupled to the trigger, wherein the trigger lock is configured to selectively block movement of the trigger between the first trigger position and the second trigger position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Finishing Brands Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Eric F. Reetz, III, Joel Alan Reetz
  • Patent number: 8622319
    Abstract: A coating material dispensing device includes a first component providing a connection to a source of coating material to be dispensed and a filter for filtering coating material to be dispensed. The first component includes a housing for housing the filter and a closure for selectively closing the housing to permit removal and replacement of the filter. The coating material dispensing device further includes a second component providing a nozzle through which the coating material is dispensed. The first and second components include first and second passageways, respectively. The first and second passageways communicate when the first and second components are assembled together to provide a flow of filtered coating material from the filter to the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc
    Inventor: Eric F. Reetz, III
  • Patent number: 7059545
    Abstract: A coating material dispensing device includes a first component providing a connection to a source of coating material to be dispensed and a filter for filtering coating material to be dispensed. The first component includes a housing for housing the filter and a closure for selectively closing the housing to permit removal and replacement of the filter. The coating material dispensing device further includes a second component providing a nozzle through which the coating material is dispensed. The first and second components include first and second passageways, respectively. The first and second passageways communicate when the first and second components are assembled together to provide a flow of filtered coating material from the filter to the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Eric F. Reetz, III
  • Patent number: 6874708
    Abstract: A coating material dispensing device includes a first component providing a connection to a source of coating material to be dispensed and a filter for filtering coating material to be dispensed. The first component includes a housing for housing the filter and a closure for selectively closing the housing to permit removal and replacement of the filter. The coating material dispensing device further includes a second component providing a nozzle through which the coating material is dispensed. The first and second components include first and second passageways, respectively. The first and second passageways communicate when the first and second components are assembled together to provide a flow of filtered coating material from the filter to the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Eric F. Reetz, III
  • Patent number: 6669112
    Abstract: An air cap for an air-assisted spray nozzle assembly of a spray gun system is disclosed. The air cap has a body formed by a housing having an inner surface which includes a plurality of apertures configured to pass a pressurized medium therethrough. The plurality of apertures includes at least one non-circular bounded discharge orifice through which the pressurized medium passes through providing improved air flow through the air cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric F. Reetz, III, Christopher Strong, Vernon Lynn Weaver