Patents by Inventor Gregory J. Vetter

Gregory J. Vetter 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: 20210002931
    Abstract: A sash limiter assembly for limiting the distance a casement window can be opened. In a jamb mounted version, the limiter is mounted in one constant location on the jamb rather than multiple locations on the sill which results in the opening distance being essentially the same for all window widths and all hinge types. In both the jamb mounted version and a sill mounted version, a hexalobular or other security screw can be used to retain a limiting arm to a stud attached to a bracket, or a stud attached to a slider which slides on a track to inhibit unauthorized removal of the limiter arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Vetter, Zach Pennaz
  • Patent number: 10787853
    Abstract: An integrated casement window operator and lock, including a gear mechanism and an arm assembly, the arm defining a rack portion and an adjacent arcuate gear portion, the arm mounted to the housing with a pinion gear engaged with the rack portion and the arcuate gear portion, the pinion gear defining a star-shaped aperture therethrough and a handle with a square-shaped shaft portion received in the star-shaped aperture of the gear. The handle is selectively rotatable to shift the arm between a window fully closed position and a window fully open position, wherein an anti-backdrive mechanism is provided to inhibit backdriving of the arm in both the window fully closed window fully open positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventors: Glen M. Wolf, Gregory J. Vetter, Douglas A. Nolte, Zach Pennaz
  • Patent number: 10647637
    Abstract: Large pill dehydrogenation catalysts and large screens slot width are combined in dehydrogenation units to reduce the pressure drop across the catalyst bed and reactor screens compared to conventional screen and catalyst size combinations. The catalyst has an average pill diameter in the range of 1.6 mm to 3.0 mm, and the slot width of the screen is in the range of about 30% to about 60% of the pill diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Manuela Serban, Michael J. Vetter, Gregory J. Nedohin, Clayton C. Sadler
  • Patent number: 10246925
    Abstract: A sash lifter assembly for a casement to equalize the amount of reveal at the top and bottom of the casement window sash, and that is also adjustable to accommodate manufacturing tolerances. The sash lifter raises the entire sash up to equalize the reveal at the top and bottom of the window. It is adjustable to accommodate the variation in reveal due to manufacturing tolerances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory J Vetter
  • Publication number: 20190063135
    Abstract: An integrated casement window operator and lock, including a gear mechanism and an arm assembly, the arm defining a rack portion and an adjacent arcuate gear portion, the arm mounted to the housing with a pinion gear engaged with the rack portion and the arcuate gear portion, the pinion gear defining a star-shaped aperture therethrough and a handle with a square-shaped shaft portion received in the star-shaped aperture of the gear. The handle is selectively rotatable to shift the arm between a window fully closed position and a window fully open position, wherein an anti-backdrive mechanism is provided to inhibit backdriving of the arm in both the window fully closed window fully open positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventors: Glen M. Wolf, Gregory J. Vetter, Douglas A. Nolte, Zach Pennaz
  • Patent number: 10119318
    Abstract: Power window operators and windows incorporating the power window operators are described herein. The power window operators include both a guide pin and guide pin slot, as well as a pivot pin and pivot pin slot to control movement of an operator arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: ANDERSEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Glen W. Wolf, Gregory J. Vetter, Scot J. Berkley
  • Publication number: 20170234049
    Abstract: A sash lifter assembly for a casement to equalize the amount of reveal at the top and bottom of the casement window sash, and that is also adjustable to accommodate manufacturing tolerances. The sash lifter raises the entire sash up to equalize the reveal at the top and bottom of the window. It is adjustable to accommodate the variation in reveal due to manufacturing tolerances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory J. Vetter
  • Patent number: 9725934
    Abstract: A lock for a window which includes a body including a channel defined in an interior of the body, an actuator element configured to be received in the channel and slidable therein, the actuator element including a fork portion to operably couple with a tie bar assembly for locking the window, a handle pivotally coupled to the actuator element, and a linkage pivotally coupled between the body and an intermediate point on the handle. The handle is movable between a closed position and an open position, with movement of the handle causing the actuator element to slide within the channel in a direction opposite the direction of movement of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory J. Vetter
  • Patent number: 9476241
    Abstract: A key lockable window operator, including a crank handle that is shiftable between a folded storage position and an unfolded operating position and a lock cylinder operably engaged to a rack and a sliding pin. The rack and the sliding pin are shiftable between an unlocked position and a locked position. When in the locked position, at least a portion of the sliding pin is engaged into a cavity in the crank handle whereby the crank handle is secured in the folded storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventors: Donald Collins Meves, Sherry Lynn Jones, Michael L. Scott, Gregory J. Vetter
  • Publication number: 20160130847
    Abstract: An around-the-corner locking mechanism is mounted using known tie-bar guides so as to cause a self-locating feature for the device on a casement or awning window. The device has an adjustable connecting link so that standard lock system tie bars can be used at industry standard spacings, while also being adaptable to custom sized windows. The mechanism, through an around-the-corner component, has tie bars integrated directly into the around-the-corner component so as to provide a locking point on a casement window jamb at a nearly constant distance from the head or sill of the window, and another linked locking point on the head or sill itself. The tie bars in the around-the-corner component can be linked through an adjustable length linking component to a driving tie bar and slave tie bars to provide still more locking points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Derek Ronald Gramstad, Gregory J. Vetter
  • Publication number: 20160060919
    Abstract: A lock for a window which includes a body including a channel defined in an interior of the body, an actuator element configured to be received in the channel and slidable therein, the actuator element including a fork portion to operably couple with a tie bar assembly for locking the window, a handle pivotally coupled to the actuator element, and a linkage pivotally coupled between the body and an intermediate point on the handle. The handle is movable between a closed position and an open position, with movement of the handle causing the actuator element to slide within the channel in a direction opposite the direction of movement of the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Applicant: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory J. Vetter
  • Patent number: 9181746
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for use with a window having a hinge coupling a sash to a frame includes a keeper and a locking lug. The keeper includes a generally planar base plate that is abutable to a surface of either the sash or the frame and two wings extending upwardly from the base, each of the wings having an upwardly and inwardly extending portion extending from the base plate and an inwardly extending portion extending inwardly substantially parallel to the base plate from the upwardly and inwardly extending portion. The two inwardly extending portions define a gap therebetween. The planar base further includes at least one self locating leg extending outward and coplanar with the base. The self locating leg adapted to abut a portion of the sash or the frame. Thus, the keeper is positionable without a fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventors: Nghi Christopher Nguyen, Michael Neff, Lee Bauman, Loren Rysavy, Derek Ronald Gramstad, Gregory J. Vetter
  • Publication number: 20150259963
    Abstract: A key lockable window operator, including a crank handle that is shiftable between a folded storage position and an unfolded operating position and a lock cylinder operably engaged to a rack and a sliding pin. The rack and the sliding pin are shiftable between an unlocked position and a locked position. When in the locked position, at least a portion of the sliding pin is engaged into a cavity in the crank handle whereby the crank handle is secured in the folded storage position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: AMESBURY TRUTH
    Inventors: Donald Collins Meves, Sherry Lynn Jones, Michael L. Scott, Gregory J. Vetter
  • Patent number: 9003706
    Abstract: A key lockable window operator, including a crank handle that is shiftable between a folded storage position and an unfolded operating position and a lock cylinder operably engaged to a rack and a sliding pin. The rack and the sliding pin are shiftable between an unlocked position and a locked position. When in the locked position, at least a portion of the sliding pin is engaged into a cavity in the crank handle whereby the crank handle is secured in the folded storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventors: Donald Collins Meves, Sherry Lynn Jones, Michael L. Scott, Gregory J. Vetter
  • Publication number: 20140259940
    Abstract: A key lockable window operator, including a crank handle that is shiftable between a folded storage position and an unfolded operating position and a lock cylinder operably engaged to a rack and a sliding pin. The rack and the sliding pin are shiftable between an unlocked position and a locked position. When in the locked position, at least a portion of the sliding pin is engaged into a cavity in the crank handle whereby the crank handle is secured in the folded storage position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventors: Donald Collins Meves, Sherry Lynn Jones, Michael L. Scott, Gregory J. Vetter
  • Patent number: 8707621
    Abstract: A window assembly including a frame having an interior portion with an inner surface, and a sash having an interior portion and an exterior portion. The window assembly includes an operational mode and a wash mode. In the operational mode, the sash is movable from a closed position to a position in which the sash is generally perpendicular with the frame. In the wash mode, the sash is movable to a position where the exterior of the sash faces toward the interior frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Marvin Lumber and Cedar Company
    Inventors: Daniel J. Curtis, Gregory J. Vetter
  • Patent number: 8468656
    Abstract: A hinge for a hingedly movable sash in a window having a frame, including a track assembly having a track and a shoe engageable with the track and reciprocally movable along the track. The shoe presents a first rolling member at a first portion thereof and a bearing portion at a second portion. The shoe is shiftable between a window closed configuration in which the bearing portion contacts the track and transmits loads from the track to the sash arm and a window moving configuration in which the rolling member contacts the track and transmits loads from the track to the sash arm and rolls along the track as the shoe translates along the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventors: Leonard P. Bauman, Gregory J. Vetter
  • Patent number: 8141299
    Abstract: A casement window with a snubber assembly for maintaining the position of the window sash in the frame. The snubber assembly includes a pair of snubbers. Each snubber has a base portion and a hook-shaped flange extending from the base portion. One of the pair of snubbers is mounted to the frame and the other is mounted to the sash. The snubbers may be disposed such that when the sash is in the closed position, a contact surface of each snubber engages an interface surface of the other snubber. The hook-shaped flanges of the snubbers are adapted for releasable engagement when negative pressure is applied to the window sash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory J. Vetter
  • Patent number: D780555
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory J. Vetter
  • Patent number: D874901
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Vetter, Heather M. Duneman