Patents by Inventor George M. Schaeffer

George M. Schaeffer 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: 8813421
    Abstract: A trellis support system comprises a vertical post comprising a front portion and first and second opposing side wall portions, the front portion comprising an aperture, the aperture comprising a first portion and a second portion adjacent the first portion, and a horizontal cross arm perpendicular to the vertical post comprising a front portion and first and second opposing side wall portions dimensioned to match the front and side wall portions of the post, the front portion comprising a tab member dimensioned to engage the first portion of the aperture and a lock member positioned adjacent the tab member and dimensioned to engage the second portion of the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: George M. Schaeffer
  • Patent number: 8813420
    Abstract: A trellis support system comprises a vertical post comprising a front portion and first and second opposing side wall portions, the front portion comprising an aperture, the aperture comprising a first portion and a second portion adjacent the first portion, and a horizontal cross arm perpendicular to the vertical post comprising a front portion and first and second opposing side wail portions dimensioned to match the front and side wall portions of the post, the front portion comprising a tab member dimensioned to engage the first portion of the aperture and a lock member positioned adjacent the tab member and dimensioned to engage the second portion of the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: George M. Schaeffer
  • Publication number: 20140145134
    Abstract: A support system includes a structural post, the structural post comprising an open, approximately quadrilateral-shaped cross section comprising four sides and three vertexes. The structural post includes a number of returns formed on ends of a first side and a fourth side of the structural post, the first side and the fourth side defining an open portion of the open, quadrilateral-shaped cross section, and a number of coinings formed on a second side and a third side of the structural post, the second side and the third side sharing a vertex opposite the open portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: George M. Schaeffer
  • Publication number: 20130212938
    Abstract: A trellis support system comprises a vertical post comprising a front portion and first and second opposing side wall portions, the front portion comprising an aperture, the aperture comprising a first portion and a second portion adjacent the first portion, and a horizontal cross arm perpendicular to the vertical post comprising a front portion and first and second opposing side wall portions dimensioned to match the front and side wall portions of the post, the front portion comprising a tab member dimensioned to engage the first portion of the aperture and a lock member positioned adjacent the tab member and dimensioned to engage the second portion of the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: George M. Schaeffer
  • Publication number: 20130212860
    Abstract: A trellis support system comprises a vertical post comprising a front portion and first and second opposing side wall portions, the front portion comprising an aperture, the aperture comprising a first portion and a second portion adjacent the first portion, and a horizontal cross arm perpendicular to the vertical post comprising a front portion and first and second opposing side wail portions dimensioned to match the front and side wall portions of the post, the front portion comprising a tab member dimensioned to engage the first portion of the aperture and a lock member positioned adjacent the tab member and dimensioned to engage the second portion of the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: George M. Schaeffer
  • Patent number: 8424241
    Abstract: A trellis support system comprises a vertical post comprising a front portion and first and second opposing side wall portions, the front portion comprising an aperture, the aperture comprising a first portion and a second portion adjacent the first portion, and a horizontal cross arm perpendicular to the vertical post comprising a front portion and first and second opposing side wall portions dimensioned to match the front and side wall portions of the post, the front portion comprising a tab member dimensioned to engage the first portion of the aperture and a lock member positioned adjacent the tab member and dimensioned to engage the second portion of the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: George M. Schaeffer
  • Publication number: 20110154731
    Abstract: A trellis support system comprises a vertical post comprising a front portion and first and second opposing side wall portions, the front portion comprising an aperture, the aperture comprising a first portion and a second portion adjacent the first portion, and a horizontal cross arm perpendicular to the vertical post comprising a front portion and first and second opposing side wall portions dimensioned to match the front and side wall portions of the post, the front portion comprising a tab member dimensioned to engage the first portion of the aperture and a lock member positioned adjacent the tab member and dimensioned to engage the second portion of the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventor: George M. Schaeffer