Patents by Inventor Garrett Smith

Garrett Smith 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: 20090241990
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for scraping paint to prepare surfaces for fresh paint may include two, three, or more independent blades attached to a single handle to provide follow up scraping by parallel edges after the leading edge has passed, in order to improve the effectiveness of scraping. Chips, scratches, and other breaches in one blade need not leave a flaw behind as subsequent blades passing over the surface will lift that material away from the surface. Blades may be configured to be identical, reversible, and interchangeable, providing substantial convenience, durability, and wear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventors: Neil Stephen Smith, Tristen Garrett Smith
  • Publication number: 20070196602
    Abstract: A wound paperboard tube having enhanced burst strength in high-moisture conditions up to and including complete and prolonged submersion in liquid water comprises a plurality of paperboard plies formed from a pulp comprising papermaking furnish and an effective amount of a size such that the paperboard plies have reduced moisture add-on when submerged in water, relative to paperboard plies formed from a pulp comprising the identical furnish but without the size. The plies are wound one upon another about an axis of the tube and adhered together with a water-resistant adhesive comprising a polyvinyl composition containing a cross-linking agent for inducing cross-linking of the adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Inventors: Tom Kim, Charles Lounsbury, David Rhodes, Garrett Smith, Johannes van de Camp
  • Publication number: 20060192442
    Abstract: The concept behind the ZEE (zero emission engine) is rather than using fossil fuel combustion it's using electronic controlled magnets for propulsion. On the first stroke or up stroke it's going to use positive and negative to pull the piston to the top of the stroke when it reaches the top of the stroke the computer is going to switch it to positive and positive to force the piston down. And with every stroke spinning the crankshaft turns the power generator to make it's own power. When the throttle is pressed the crank starts to turn at first using the power stored in the battery's the first rotation starts the power generator making it's own power and at the same time the throttle being pressed tells the computer to speed up the switching of the Electronic controlled magnets getting a faster Rpm ( rotations per minute) When the brake is pressed the computer tells the electronic controlled magnets to slow down the switching process to help slow down the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Inventor: Garrett Smith
  • Publication number: 20060127180
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for working asphalt pavement, comprising one or both of a mechanical, hydraulic, electric, or pneumatic means for providing high-speed rotation; a rotary tool comprising a first end comprising a working surface and a second end adapted for connection to the means for providing high-speed rotation; and a screed, cooperatively arranged with the rotary tool, and comprising a working surface adjacent the working surface of the rotary tool, wherein the rotary tool is spun at high speed and applied to the asphalt pavement, frictionally heating the asphalt pavement to a temperature sufficient to work the pavement locally adjacent rotary tool and the screed. The screed and rotary tool comprising abrasion resistant materials selected from the group consisting of high-strength steel, hardened alloys, cemented metal carbide, polycrystalline diamond, and cubic boron nitride. The rotary tool and the screed apparatus may comprise a closed loop control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2004
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: David Hall, Francis Leany, Robert Chase, Garrett Smith, Matthew Hellewell, Joe Fox
  • Publication number: 20050081678
    Abstract: A crank assembly comprises an axle with at least at one end thereof an engagement section, the engagement section comprising a central bore with a first inner threaded section. The engagement section is at least partially received in an opening in a crank arm. A bolt is inserted in the opening, comprising a first outer threaded section engaged with said first inner threaded section and a first tool-engaging hole. A stop element comprising a second outer threaded section and a second tool-engaging hole is inserted in said opening. The opening comprises a second inner threaded section engaged with the second outer threaded section. The second tool-engaging hole has a diameter larger than said first tool-engaging hole. The first tool-engaging hole is accessible from an axial direction through said second tool-engaging hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2003
    Publication date: April 21, 2005
    Inventors: Garrett Smith, George Dubois
  • Patent number: 6314834
    Abstract: A hollow bicycle crank arm 10 is fabricated from first and second components 11, 21 that are affixed at a joint 20 that is distal from the crank spindle mounting boss 12. The joint 20 is at least partially transverse to the long axis of the crank arm 10. Each component 11, 21 has a relatively-solid mounting boss 12, 22 for attaching a crank spindle or a pedal. One, or both components have a tubular portion 15 integral with the mounting boss 12, 22. Integration of mounting boss and tubular portions enables economic fabrication of a structurally-optimal design, and eliminates the need for a joint proximate to the mounting boss 12, 22.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Assignee: Truvativ International Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Garrett A. Smith, Michael A. Kozuschek, David A. Nelson
  • Patent number: 5299693
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing recyclable or other selected items from a load of mixed trash. An identifier generating a non-visual identifying signal is secured to the item and is used in conjunction with sensor devices to locate the position of the item anywhere within the load of mixed trash, to control the movement of the load along a conveyor to an extracting device, to control the movement of the extracting device and the operation of the extracting device so as to remove the selected item from the load without human intervention and under automated control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1994
    Inventors: Richard A. Ubaldi, Garrett A. Smith, Mark W. Hrehovcik, Douglas P. Rauen