Patents by Inventor J. Fulmer

J. Fulmer 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: 11104028
    Abstract: Fences for use in table saws are disclosed. One embodiment may include an actuator, handle or lever to lock and unlock the fence from the table, where the actuator, handle or lever is positioned substantially above the tabletop and substantially within the perimeter of the table (including any rail associated with the table). Another embodiment may include an actuator, handle or lever to lock and unlock the fence from the table, where the actuator, handle or lever is positioned along a top surface of the fence and configured so that the fence unclamps from the saw when the actuator, handle or lever is pressed. The fence may be configured to include a material support shelf that is selectably extendable and retractable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: SawStop Holding LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy J. Burke, John P. Nenadic, Stephen F. Gass, J. David Fulmer, Paul H. Stasiewicz
  • Patent number: 8182241
    Abstract: A peristaltic pump includes a pumping mechanism cover releasably coupled to a pumping mechanism base or gear case cover and configured to enshroud components including a roller assembly and tube. Removal of the pumping mechanism cover exposes the components to facilitate maintenance. The pumping mechanism cover may be locked into a closed position using a threaded bushing or a pivoting latch. A plurality of engagement studs may be provided to secure the pumping mechanism base to the gear case housing cover. The pumping mechanism base or gear case cover is configured for releasably engaging tubing inlet and outlet fittings. Thus, tubing may be installed or removed without having to disassemble or remove any other portion of the pumping mechanism base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Frederick J. Fulmer
  • Patent number: 7850022
    Abstract: An adjustable shelf assembly, which may be a rack mount shelf, that can adjustably accommodate a plurality of electronic devices. In an example embodiment, the shelf assembly is designed to hold several electronic devices, oriented vertically. This is accomplished by providing a shelf with multiple adjustments, including partitions to adjust the width left to right of each receiver receptacle. In addition, a rear slide mechanism adjusts front to back to accommodate the depth of the electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Video Mount Products
    Inventor: Keith J. Fulmer
  • Publication number: 20080302742
    Abstract: An adjustable shelf assembly, which may be a rack mount shelf, that can adjustably accommodate a plurality of electronic devices. In an example embodiment, the shelf assembly is designed to hold several electronic devices, oriented vertically. This is accomplished by providing a shelf with multiple adjustments, including partitions to adjust the width left to right of each receiver receptacle. In addition, a rear slide mechanism adjusts front to back to accommodate the depth of the electronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Applicant: VIDEO MOUNT PRODUCTS
    Inventor: Keith J. Fulmer
  • Publication number: 20070240786
    Abstract: A woodworking machine including a detection system adapted to detect a dangerous condition between a person and a working portion of the machine is disclosed. The machine includes a reaction system associated with the detection system to cause a predetermined action to take place relative to the working portion upon detection of the dangerous condition. A motion detection system is adapted to detect motion of the working portion and to disable the reaction system when the working portion is not moving. The motion detection system may include a sensor, such as a Hall effect sensor, an electromagnetic field sensor, an optical sensor, or an electrical sensor. The woodworking machine may take the form of a saw, the working portion may be a blade adapted to cut when spinning, and the dangerous condition may be a person contacting the blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Inventors: Stephen Gass, Robert Chamberlain, J. Fulmer, Joel Jensen, Benjamin Schramm
  • Publication number: 20070175306
    Abstract: Elevation mechanisms for table saws are disclosed. Embodiments include mechanisms with an elevation carriage, a trunnion structure, and a shaft with a cantilevered portion. The shaft can be fixed to one of the elevation carriage and trunnion structure, and the other of the elevation carriage and trunnion structure slides on the cantilevered portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventors: Stephen Gass, J. Fulmer, David Fanning
  • Publication number: 20070157784
    Abstract: Table saws with mounting brackets for accessories such as riving knives, splitters and splitter/blade guard assemblies are disclosed. The mounting brackets can include handles that overlap a blade, handles capable of extending above a work surface in at least one position, handles accessible through an opening in a table, cam surfaces configured to reduce the possibility of unintentional opening of a clamping structure, and shoulders, flanges and/or surfaces to help position and hold the riving knife, splitter or splitter/blade guard assembly in the mounting bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Inventors: Stephen Gass, J. Fulmer, David Fanning
  • Publication number: 20070151433
    Abstract: Table saws with elevation mechanisms are disclosed. One embodiment includes a table saw with a blade, an elevation carriage, a trunnion structure, and a shaft positioned beyond the perimeter of the blade. Another embodiment includes a second shaft interconnecting the elevation carriage and trunnion structure, where the second shaft is positioned beyond the perimeter of the blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventors: Stephen Gass, J. Fulmer, David Fanning
  • Publication number: 20070131071
    Abstract: A machine is described having at least one dangerous portion. The machine also includes a safety system to detect dangerous proximity between a person and the dangerous portion and perform a predetermined action to limit or prevent injury to the person from the dangerous portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Inventors: Stephen Gass, J. Fulmer
  • Publication number: 20060254401
    Abstract: A machine is disclosed having a detection subsystem adapted to detect contact between a person and a specified portion of the machine, and to distinguish that contact from contact with other materials. The detection subsystem imparts an electrical signal to a specified portion of the machine, and distinguishes that contact based on a predetermined frequency response of the electrical signal. A reaction subsystem then causes a predetermined action to take place. The machine may be a power saw designed to minimize injury in the event a person accidentally contacts the blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2006
    Publication date: November 16, 2006
    Inventors: Stephen Gass, J. Fulmer
  • Publication number: 20060219076
    Abstract: Throat plates for table saws and table saws including the same are disclosed. In some embodiments, the throat plates and/or saws include at least one securement mechanism adapted to secure and prevent inadvertent removal of the throat plate from the throat of the saw. In some embodiments, at least one of the securement mechanisms also provides a height adjustment mechanism and/or prevents vertical removal of the throat plate. In some embodiments, the throat plate includes an accessory mounting port that provides a portal for accessories, including safety accessories, to extend through the plate from beneath the table of the saw. In some embodiments, the port extends from the plate's outer perimeter to divide the plate's rear end portion into a pair of spaced-apart members. In some embodiments, these members are independently secured to the table saw and retained apart from each other by one or more of the securement mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Publication date: October 5, 2006
    Inventors: Stephen Gass, J. Fulmer, David Fanning
  • Publication number: 20060180451
    Abstract: Switch boxes for power tools with safety systems are disclosed. The switch boxes are particularly useful for woodworking equipment such as table saws equipped with safety systems that detect and react to dangerous conditions. The switch boxes may include a power switch, a start/stop switch, a bypass switch and a visual indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Inventors: Stephen Gass, J. Fulmer, David Fanning
  • Publication number: 20060123960
    Abstract: A saw with a safety system is disclosed. The safety system includes a detection system adapted to detect contact between a person and a blade while the blade is moving. The safety system further includes a brake system adapted to engage the blade and to stop the blade when the detection system detects contact between the person and the blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Stephen Gass, David Fanning, J. Fulmer, David D'Ascenzo, Jonathan Betts-LaCroix, Robert Chamberlain, Joel Jensen, Andrew Johnston, Sung Kim, Anwyl McDonald, Benjamin Schramm
  • Publication number: 20060032352
    Abstract: Woodworking machines are disclosed having a blade adapted to cut workpieces, and an actuating mechanism operable to move the blade toward the workpiece. The machines also include a detection system configured to detect one or more dangerous conditions between a user and the blade, and a reaction system configured to stop the movement of the blade toward the user upon detection of a dangerous condition by the detection system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Publication date: February 16, 2006
    Inventors: Stephen Gass, David Fanning, J. Fulmer, Randall Huebner
  • Publication number: 20050274432
    Abstract: A router is described for cutting workpieces with router bits. The router includes a safety system configured to detect one or more dangerous conditions between a person and a router bit. The safety system includes a reaction subsystem configured to perform one or more predetermined actions in the event a dangerous condition is detected. In one embodiment, the safety system is configured to detect accidental contact between a person and the router bit, and then at least partially retract the router bit the person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2005
    Publication date: December 15, 2005
    Inventors: Stephen Gass, J. Fulmer
  • Publication number: 20050252187
    Abstract: A woodworking machine is disclosed. The machine includes a cutting tool and a motor adapted to drive the cutting tool. The machine further includes a detection system to detect a dangerous condition between the cutting tool and a person, such as a person coming into contact with the cutting tool. A reaction system is provided to disable the cutting tool, such as by covering, blocking, destroying, wrapping, etc., upon detection by the detection system of the dangerous condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2005
    Publication date: November 17, 2005
    Inventors: Stephen Gass, David Fanning, J. Fulmer
  • Publication number: 20050204885
    Abstract: Miter saws are disclosed having a base, a blade supported by the base, a detection system adapted to detect a dangerous condition between a person and the blade, and a reaction system associated with the detection system to cause a predetermined action to take place upon detection of the dangerous condition. The blade is rotatable, and moves into a cutting zone to cut a workpiece. The predetermined action may be to stop the blade from rotating, to create an impulse against movement of the blade into the cutting zone, or to cause the blade to move away from the cutting zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2004
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Inventors: Stephen Gass, J. Fulmer
  • Publication number: 20050178259
    Abstract: A miter saw is disclosed having a base, a blade supported by the base, a detection system adapted to detect a dangerous condition between a person and the blade, and a reaction system associated with the detection system to cause a predetermined action to take place upon detection of the dangerous condition. The blade is rotatable, and moves into a cutting zone to cut a workpiece. The predetermined action may be to stop the blade from rotating, to create an impulse against movement of the blade into the cutting zone, or to cause the blade to move away from the cutting zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2005
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Inventors: Stephen Gass, J. Fulmer
  • Publication number: 20050166736
    Abstract: Improved table saws and table saws designed to implement safety systems that detect contact between a person and a dangerous portion of the saw are disclosed. Table saw components, mounting systems for table saws, and table saw attachments are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2005
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Inventors: Stephen Gass, J. Fulmer, David Fanning
  • Publication number: 20050139058
    Abstract: Safety systems for power equipment, components, brake cartridges and mounting systems for brake cartridges are disclosed. The safety systems, components, brake cartridges and mounting systems are specifically applicable for woodworking equipment such as saws.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2004
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Inventors: Stephen Gass, J. Fulmer, David Fanning