Patents by Inventor Gary Kasper

Gary Kasper 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: 20210244245
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner includes an upright handle assembly, a foot assembly adapted to be moved along a surface to be cleaned and having a suction nozzle, a multi-axis joint swivelably mounting the upright handle assembly to the foot assembly and defining a first axis about which the upright handle assembly twists relative to the foot assembly and a second axis about which the upright handle assembly pivot relative to the foot assembly, and a detachable vacuum module supported on the upright handle assembly by the module platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventor: Gary A. Kasper
  • Publication number: 20210137332
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner includes a housing having a suction nozzle opening, a source of suction in fluid communication with the suction nozzle opening for generating a working air stream through the housing, and a multiply-adjustable debris collecting blade coupled along the rear of the suction nozzle opening for collecting debris.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventor: Gary A. Kasper
  • Patent number: 10986968
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner includes an upright handle assembly, a foot assembly adapted to be moved along a surface to be cleaned and having a suction nozzle, a multi-axis joint swivelably mounting the upright handle assembly to the foot assembly and defining a first axis about which the upright handle assembly twists relative to the foot assembly and a second axis about which the upright handle assembly pivot relative to the foot assembly, and a detachable vacuum module supported on the upright handle assembly by the module platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: BISSELL Inc.
    Inventor: Gary A. Kasper
  • Publication number: 20210100413
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner is provided with a chassis and a suction nozzle coupled with the chassis for both vertical and horizontal movement relative to the chassis. The nozzle can be configured to automatically move vertically upon encountering a predetermined amount of resistance to forward or rearward movement of nozzle over a surface to be cleaned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventor: Gary A. Kasper
  • Patent number: 10905295
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner is provided with a chassis and a suction nozzle coupled with the chassis for both vertical and horizontal movement relative to the chassis. The nozzle can be configured to automatically move vertically upon encountering a predetermined amount of resistance to forward or rearward movement of nozzle over a surface to be cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: BISSELL Inc.
    Inventor: Gary A. Kasper
  • Patent number: 10898043
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner includes a housing having a suction nozzle opening, a source of suction in fluid communication with the suction nozzle opening for generating a working air stream through the housing, and a multiply-adjustable debris collecting blade coupled along the rear of the suction nozzle opening for collecting debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: BISSELL Inc.
    Inventor: Gary A. Kasper
  • Publication number: 20210007567
    Abstract: A brushroll dowel for a vacuum cleaner has a bristle stiffener protruding from a brush dowel. A plurality of stiffened bristles protrude from the brush dowel adjacent to the bristle stiffener, and a plurality of unstiffened bristles also protrude from the brush dowel and are non-adjacent to the bristle stiffener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Gary A. Kasper, Michael D. Graham
  • Patent number: 10799081
    Abstract: A brushroll dowel for a vacuum cleaner has a bristle stiffener protruding from a brush dowel. A plurality of stiffened bristles protrude from the brush dowel adjacent to the bristle stiffener, and a plurality of unstiffened bristles also protrude from the brush dowel and are non-adjacent to the bristle stiffener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: BISSELL Inc.
    Inventors: Gary A. Kasper, Michael D. Graham
  • Publication number: 20200221911
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner for removing debris from a surface to be cleaned includes a suction chamber having a suction nozzle opening, a source of suction in fluid communication with the suction chamber, a brushroll provided within the suction chamber, and a roller provided in a roller chamber in front of the brushroll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventor: Gary A. Kasper
  • Publication number: 20200214519
    Abstract: A brushroll for a surface cleaning apparatus includes a brush dowel defining an axis and having opposing bristle supports and a shroud surface between the opposing bristle supports, and a plurality of bristles protruding from the bristle supports. The shroud surface includes opposing convex curved surfaces extending between the bristle supports which intersect the shroud surface at outside corners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Gary A. Kasper, Todd Richard VanTongeren, Jeffrey A. Scholten, Jake Andrew Mohan
  • Patent number: 10702119
    Abstract: A bare floor cleaner has a base and a handle pivotally connected to the base. A fluid delivery system of the bare floor cleaner includes a source of cleaning fluid and a fluid distributor in fluid communication with the source of cleaning fluid for dispensing cleaning fluid onto a surface to be cleaned. A plurality of support glides are provided on the base to reduce the surface area contact between the base and the surface to be cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
    Inventors: Phong H. Tran, Gary A. Kasper
  • Patent number: 10610072
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner for removing debris from a surface to be cleaned includes a suction chamber having a suction nozzle opening, a source of suction in fluid communication with the suction chamber, a brushroll provided within the suction chamber, and a roller provided in a roller chamber in front of the brushroll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary A. Kasper
  • Patent number: 10602895
    Abstract: A brushroll for a surface cleaning apparatus includes a brush dowel defining an axis and having opposing bristle supports and a shroud surface between the opposing bristle supports, and a plurality of bristles protruding from the bristle supports. The shroud surface includes opposing convex curved surfaces extending between the bristle supports which intersect the shroud surface at outside corners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary A. Kasper, Jr., Todd Richard VanTongeren, Jeffrey A. Scholten, Jake Andrew Mohan
  • Publication number: 20190380554
    Abstract: A bare floor cleaner with an upright assembly pivotally mounted to a base assembly, a steam generator, a fluid distributor which distributes steam onto the surface to be cleaned, and a brush assembly provided on the base assembly. A steam distribution manifold is provided within an interior of the brush assembly and fluidly coupled with the steam generator to distribute steam through the brush assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventor: Gary A. Kasper
  • Patent number: 10398274
    Abstract: A bare floor cleaner with an upright assembly pivotally mounted to a base assembly, a steam generator, a fluid distributor which distributes steam onto the surface to be cleaned, and a brush assembly provided on the base assembly. A steam distribution manifold is provided within an interior of the brush assembly and fluidly coupled with the steam generator to distribute steam through the brush assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary A. Kasper
  • Publication number: 20190000286
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner is provided with a chassis and a suction nozzle coupled with the chassis for both vertical and horizontal movement relative to the chassis. The nozzle can be configured to automatically move vertically upon encountering a predetermined amount of resistance to forward or rearward movement of nozzle over a surface to be cleaned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventor: Gary A. Kasper
  • Publication number: 20180303300
    Abstract: A brushroll dowel for a vacuum cleaner has a bristle stiffener protruding from a brush dowel. A plurality of stiffened bristles protrude from the brush dowel adjacent to the bristle stiffener, and a plurality of unstiffened bristles also protrude from the brush dowel and are non-adjacent to the bristle stiffener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Gary A. Kasper, Michael D. Graham
  • Patent number: 10105024
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner is provided with a chassis and a suction nozzle coupled with the chassis for both vertical and horizontal movement relative to the chassis. The nozzle can be configured to automatically move vertically upon encountering a predetermined amount of resistance to forward or rearward movement of nozzle over a surface to be cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary A. Kasper
  • Patent number: 10034588
    Abstract: A brushroll dowel for a vacuum cleaner having bristle stiffeners protruding from a brush dowel. The brushroll can be made using an injection molding process, with the bristle stiffeners integrally molded with the brush dowel and a plurality of stiffened bristles protruding from the brush dowel adjacent to the bristle stiffeners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary A. Kasper, Michael D. Graham
  • Publication number: 20180184863
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner includes a housing having a suction nozzle opening, a source of suction in fluid communication with the suction nozzle opening for generating a working air stream through the housing, and a multiply-adjustable debris collecting blade coupled along the rear of the suction nozzle opening for collecting debris.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventor: Gary A. Kasper