Patents by Inventor James E. Szpak

James E. Szpak 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: 20220283053
    Abstract: A fastener testing system includes a vibration testing apparatus including a test station and a preparation station. The preparation station is configured to have a plurality of test pieces sequentially assembled therein. The test station is configured to sequentially receive and vibrate each assembled test pieces of the plurality of test pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel Shaw, Thomas Buckley, Philippe Huber, Ornella Tempo, Robert Dunkel, Jess P. Carlson, Donald C. Fuchs, Nicholas E. Stanca, Paul D. Stephens, James E. Szpak
  • Patent number: 11019934
    Abstract: Active comfort controlled bedding systems include a variable firmness control and/or variable climate control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: DREAMWELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Michael S. DeFranks, Rahul Kirtikar, John S. McKenzie, William E. Rabbitt, Gary R. Stephan, James E. Szpak, Jeff S. Taggart
  • Publication number: 20180344046
    Abstract: Active comfort controlled bedding systems include a variable firmness control and/or variable climate control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Michael S. DeFranks, Rahul Kirtikar, John S. McKenzie, William E. Rabbitt, Gary R. Stephan, James E. Szpak, Jeff S. Taggart
  • Publication number: 20160232824
    Abstract: A poster display device includes a top poster bar configured to connect to a top edge of the poster, a bottom poster bar configured to connect to a bottom edge of the poster, and a housing including at least one device hanging fastener and configured to mount the device to a wall. The housing also includes at least one poster hanging fastener corresponding to at least one housing engaging fastener of the top poster bar such that the poster held by the top poster bar attaches to the housing by the poster hanging fasteners of the housing engaging the housing engaging fasteners of the top poster bar. The housing includes light sources distributed along a length of the housing oriented such that light emitted from the light sources is directed at the poster when the poster held by the top poster bar is attached to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Rachel NOTTINGHAM COLOSIMO, Nicholas E. STANCA, Rebecca L. BLICE, James E. SZPAK
  • Publication number: 20160229221
    Abstract: A multiprojection device comprising a housing having a first end and an interior, a battery-powered light source held in the interior of the housing such that light from the battery-powered light source travels axially along the interior of the housing towards the first end, a transparency bearing an image and axially aligned with the battery-powered light source in the housing such that light from the battery-powered light source travels axially along the interior of the housing towards the first end through the transparency, and a lens disposed at the first end such that light from the battery-powered light source travels axially along the interior of the housing towards the first end through the transparency and out of the lens, wherein multiple simultaneous instances of the image are projected from the multiprojection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Rachel NOTTINGHAM COLOSIMO, Carolyn M. MCNEELEY, Nicholas E. STANCA, Rebecca L. BLICE, James E. SZPAK, Richard A. KLINK
  • Patent number: 9302290
    Abstract: A caulking gun that dispenses caulking material may have a drip free mechanism that is operable to prevent additional caulk material from being dispensed. In another embodiment a caulking gun may have a lever that permits the user to adjust the drip free mechanism between a drit free condition and a continuous application condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: James E. Szpak, Victor J. Levand, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140374440
    Abstract: A caulking gun that dispenses caulking material may have a drip free mechanism that is operable to prevent additional caulk material from being dispensed. In another embodiment a caulking gun may have a lever that can be adjusted to permit additional caulk material to be dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY
    Inventors: James E. Szpak, Victor J. Levand, JR.
  • Patent number: 8904910
    Abstract: A caulking gun may have a tip cutter mechanism that is supported to the body of the caulking gun and that has a blade with a cutting edge. When the dispensing tip of a caulk tube is properly positioned with respect to the body, the blade may be moved with respect to the body to contact the dispensing tip with the cutting edge and cut the dispensing tip of the caulk tube to adjust the amount of caulk material that is dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Andrew K. Marsden, Dennis P. De Renzo, Jr., James E. Szpak, Charles T. Buckel, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8857673
    Abstract: A caulking gun that dispenses caulking material may have a drip free mechanism that is operable to prevent additional caulk material from being dispensed. In another embodiment a caulking gun may have a lever that permits the user to adjust the drip free mechanism between a drip free condition and a continuous application condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: James E. Szpak, Victor J. Levand, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130304019
    Abstract: As one example, a photodynamic therapy system can include a flexible panel comprising a plurality of light sources distributed across a conformable light delivery surface thereof. The plurality of light sources can be configured to provide a treatment light to achieve a desired therapeutic effect at a predetermined distance from the light delivery surface. The system can also include a spacer configured at the light delivery surface to position the light delivery surface at the predetermined distance from a treatment area of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Kevin D. Cooper, Thomas S. McCormick, Warren Goldenberg, Jason G. Tilk, James E. Szpak, Rebecca C. Bible, John R. Nottingham, Nancy L. Oleinick
  • Publication number: 20130161361
    Abstract: A caulking gun that dispenses caulking material may have a drip free mechanism that is operable to prevent additional caulk material from being dispensed. In another embodiment a caulking gun may have a lever that can be adjusted to permit additional caulk material to be dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY
    Inventors: James E. Szpak, Victor J. Levand, JR.
  • Publication number: 20130160621
    Abstract: A caulking gun may have a tip cutter mechanism that is supported to the body of the caulking gun and that has a blade with a cutting edge. When the dispensing tip of a caulk tube is properly positioned with respect to the body, the blade may be moved with respect to the body to contact the dispensing tip with the cutting edge and cut the dispensing tip of the caulk tube to adjust the amount of caulk material that is dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY
    Inventors: Andrew K. Marsden, Dennis P. De Renzo, JR., James E. Szpak, Charles T. Buckel, JR.
  • Publication number: 20120234055
    Abstract: A tablet computer lock mechanism includes at least two arms configured to engage an associated tablet computer, a locking mechanism connected with each arm, and a cable lock mechanism associated with the locking mechanism. The locking mechanism is configured to draw at least one of the at least two arms into engagement with an associated tablet computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: CODI, INC.
    Inventors: James L. Bland, III, Jeffrey M. Kalman, James E. Szpak, Jason G. Tilk, David J. Boll
  • Patent number: D721172
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Ernie Green Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley Fallot, John W. Nottingham, James E. Szpak, Chris O'Keefe
  • Patent number: D721173
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Ernie Green Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Nottingham, James E. Szpak