Patents by Inventor Glenn A. Klecker

Glenn A. Klecker 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: 20210235920
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for brewing a desired portion of a beverage, such as a single-cup portion of coffee, are provided. The system can include one or more hopper assemblies configured to provide a controlled dose of beverage material to a brew chamber. The system can also include a water input system configured to wet the ground beverage material as the grinds enter the brew chamber and substantially prevent steam from reaching grinder components of the system. Further, the system can include an automatic cleaning mechanism such that a user does not need to manually clean components of a brewing machine between brew cycles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Randy Hulett, David Doucette, Dan Apone, Izaak Koller, Amanda L. Juris, Jeff Allison, Brian Shay, John Andrew Johnson, Roland Horth, Steve Frankovich, Glenn Klecker, Stephen Hoyt Hancock, Marc Singer
  • Patent number: 11013362
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for brewing a desired portion of a beverage, such as a single-cup portion of coffee, are provided. The system can include one or more hopper assemblies configured to provide a controlled dose of beverage material to a brew chamber. The system can also include a water input system configured to wet the ground beverage material as the grinds enter the brew chamber and substantially prevent steam from reaching grinder components of the system. Further, the system can include an automatic cleaning mechanism such that a user does not need to manually clean components of a brewing machine between brew cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Starbucks Corporation
    Inventors: Randy Hulett, David Doucette, Dan Apone, Izaak Koller, Amanda L. Juris, Jeff Allison, Brian Shay, John Andrew Johnson, Roland Horth, Steve Frankovich, Glenn Klecker, Stephen Hoyt Hancock, Marc Singer
  • Patent number: 10046454
    Abstract: A tool head for easy attachment and detachment to a handle is provided for configurations such as axes, picks, shovels, sledges, hatches, and hoes. The tool head includes two clamps, one clamp being threadingly engaged on a shaft that freely rotates within the tool head. To attach the tool head to a handle, the user rotates the shaft which moves the clamps together and compresses the handle there between first clamp moves towards a second clamp. To detach, the shaft is counter rotated thereby decompressing the handle. When detached from a handle, the clamps turn and nest in two cutouts within the tool head allowing for compact storage or packing. Integrally formed features that include scraper, blade, wrenches, gut hook, cord cutter, carabineer, and the like provide the user in the field needed tools when fashioning a handle from a sapling or stick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Klecker Knives, LLC
    Inventor: Glenn Klecker
  • Publication number: 20180199750
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for brewing a desired portion of a beverage, such as a single-cup portion of coffee, are provided. The system can include one or more hopper assemblies configured to provide a controlled dose of beverage material to a brew chamber. The system can also include a water input system configured to wet the ground beverage material as the grinds enter the brew chamber and substantially prevent steam from reaching grinder components of the system. Further, the system can include an automatic cleaning mechanism such that a user does not need to manually clean components of a brewing machine between brew cycles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Randy Hulett, David Doucette, Dan Apone, Izaak Koller, Amanda L. Juris, Jeff Allison, Brian Shay, John Andrew Johnson, Roland Horth, Steve Frankovich, Glenn Klecker, Stephen Hoyt Hancock, Marc Singer
  • Patent number: 9930987
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for brewing a desired portion of a beverage, such as a single-cup portion of coffee, are provided. The system can include one or more hopper assemblies configured to provide a controlled dose of beverage material to a brew chamber. The system can also include a water input system configured to wet the ground beverage material as the grinds enter the brew chamber and substantially prevent steam from reaching grinder components of the system. Further, the system can include an automatic cleaning mechanism such that a user does not need to manually clean components of a brewing machine between brew cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Starbucks Corporation
    Inventors: Randy Hulett, David Doucette, Dan Apone, Izaak Koller, Amanda L. Juris, Jeff Allison, Brian Shay, John Andrew Johnson, Roland Horth, Steve Frankovich, Glenn Klecker, Stephen Hoyt Hancock, Marc Singer
  • Publication number: 20150265385
    Abstract: A dental syringe may include a replaceable valve cartridge containing one or more valves. The valves may include air and water valves using a seating surface and an opposing seating surface with a relative angle formed between the two surfaces. The relative angle allows for regulation of the flow of fluid traveling through the valves. The replaceable valve cartridge may also include a system to remove a residual liquid from a tip of a dental syringe. Additionally, the replaceable valve cartridge may include a seal that prevents bleed-over of fluids within a dental syringe through use of first and second rings of elastic portions of the seal with a low pressure zone defined in between. Further, the dental syringe may include a tip retention insert which may be replaceable and may use either a pair of plates or a plurality of ball bearings to retain the dental syringe tips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Glenn A. Klecker, Troy A. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20150271927
    Abstract: An integrated soldering device comprising a wire feed mechanism, a heater configured to heat the wire, and an air recirculation system. The heated wire is fed from the device functions as the soldering tip as the device is used. The air recirculation system collects fumes and smoke generated by the soldering process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas G. Cocklin, Tony Lee Tarr, Samuel M. Romey, Andy J. Heltborg, Jason Braunberger, Stephen G. Brown, Glenn Klecker, Anthony Carcia
  • Publication number: 20150209953
    Abstract: A tool head for easy attachment and detachment to a handle is provided for configurations such as axes, picks, shovels, sledges, hatches, and hoes. The tool head includes two clamps, one clamp being threadingly engaged on a shaft that freely rotates within the tool head. To attach the tool head to a handle, the user rotates the shaft which moves the clamps together and compresses the handle there between first clamp moves towards a second clamp. To detach, the shaft is counter rotated thereby decompressing the handle. When detached from a handle, the clamps turn and nest in two cutouts within the tool head allowing for compact storage or packing. Integrally formed features that include scraper, blade, wrenches, gut hook, cord cutter, carabineer, and the like provide the user in the field needed tools when fashioning a handle from a sapling or stick.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventor: Glenn Klecker
  • Patent number: 9072573
    Abstract: A dental syringe may include a replaceable valve cartridge containing one or more valves. The valves may include air and water valves using a seating surface and an opposing seating surface with a relative angle formed between the two surfaces. The relative angle allows for regulation of the flow of fluid traveling through the valves. The replaceable valve cartridge may also include a system to remove a residual liquid from a tip of a dental syringe. Additionally, the replaceable valve cartridge may include a seal that prevents bleed-over of fluids within a dental syringe through use of first and second rings of elastic portions of the seal with a low pressure zone defined in between. Further, the dental syringe may include a tip retention insert which may be replaceable and may use either a pair of plates or a plurality of ball bearings to retain the dental syringe tips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Dental Components LLC
    Inventors: Glenn A. Klecker, Troy A. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20150135966
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for brewing a desired portion of a beverage, such as a single-cup portion of coffee, are provided. The system can include one or more hopper assemblies configured to provide a controlled dose of beverage material to a brew chamber. The system can also include a water input system configured to wet the ground beverage material as the grinds enter the brew chamber and substantially prevent steam from reaching grinder components of the system. Further, the system can include an automatic cleaning mechanism such that a user does not need to manually clean components of a brewing machine between brew cycles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Randy Hulett, David Doucette, Dan Apone, Izaak Koller, Amanda L. Juris, Jeff Allison, Brian Shay, John Andrew Johnson, Roland Horth, Steve Frankovich, Glenn Klecker, Stephen Hoyt Hancock, Marc Singer
  • Patent number: 8662470
    Abstract: A dental syringe may include a replaceable valve cartridge containing one or more valves which may use a seating surface and an opposing seating surface with a relative angle formed between the two surfaces. The relative angle allows for regulation of the flow of fluid. The replaceable valve cartridge may also include a system to remove a residual liquid from a tip of a dental syringe. Additionally, the replaceable valve cartridge may include a seal that prevents bleed-over of fluids. Further, the dental syringe may comprise a tip retention insert which may use either a pair of plates or a plurality of ball bearings to retain the dental syringe tips. An alternate embodiment of a valve may comprise features intended to reduce the force necessary to actuate the valve. A metering screw and/or flow-control groove with increasing depth may control of flow through the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Dental Components LLC
    Inventors: Glenn A. Klecker, David Terrill, Jason Spencer
  • Publication number: 20130236236
    Abstract: An integral mechanical lock for securing extensible and pivotal two member tools, comprising a first member having at least one notch and a second member having an integral lock that engages the first member notch locking the first member and second member in position. The integral lock includes a locking bar integrally formed with a support arm that is located between a pressure pad end and a locking end portion, the support arm provides an effective pivot point whereby when force is applied to the pressure pad end, the locking end portion is urged up out of the first member notch releasing the engagement between the first member from the second member. The integral lock may be constructed from a single flat sheet of metal, or further formed with bends or inclusion of other fixated pieces. A safety interlock shim feature works cooperatively with the pressure pad end by preventing the locking end portion from being urged from the notch when the safety interlock shim is located under the pressure pad end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Glenn Klecker
  • Patent number: 8443521
    Abstract: A folding lock back knife apparatus includes a blade having a tip and a tang portion pivotally connecting to a handle of unitary construction formed from a continuous piece of metal having an integral locking mechanism and integral locking end portion, the locking end portion proximal to the pivot hole positioned to stop the blade from pivoting past the open position and the locking mechanism having a locking bar integral with a support arm continuously formed between a locking end portion and a pressure pad end constructed and arranged to lock the blade in relation to the handle when the locking end portion engages the at least one tang notch and unlocks the blade in relation to the handle when force is applied to the pressure pad end in the direction of the handle flexing the support arm, thereby disengaging the locking end portion from the tang notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Glenn Klecker
  • Publication number: 20110119926
    Abstract: A folding lock back knife apparatus includes a blade having a tip and a tang portion pivotally connecting to a handle of unitary construction formed from a continuous piece of metal having an integral locking mechanism and integral locking end portion, the locking end portion proximal to the pivot hole positioned to stop the blade from pivoting past the open position and the locking mechanism having a locking bar integral with a support arm continuously formed between a locking end portion and a pressure pad end constructed and arranged to lock the blade in relation to the handle when the locking end portion engages the at least one tang notch and unlocks the blade in relation to the handle when force is applied to the pressure pad end in the direction of the handle flexing the support arm, thereby disengaging the locking end portion from the tang notch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventor: Glenn Klecker
  • Patent number: D709585
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Crimson Trace, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Klecker, Drew Essig, Christopher John Murray, Jeffrey James Smith
  • Patent number: D740388
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Crimson Trace Corporation
    Inventors: Glenn Klecker, William Johnston, Fred Karl
  • Patent number: D742991
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Crimson Trace Corporation
    Inventors: Glenn Klecker, William Johnston, Fred Karl
  • Patent number: D764252
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Revo Brand Group, LLC
    Inventors: Glenn Klecker, Ryan Jacobson
  • Patent number: D883756
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Jonathan Sydes, Norval Bell, Glenn Klecker
  • Patent number: D894321
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: 3Coil Limited
    Inventors: Jonathan Sydes, Norval Bell, Glenn Klecker