Patents by Inventor Jeff Nicholson

Jeff Nicholson 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: 9801476
    Abstract: A food service system is formed using a plurality of units capable of being interlocked together in a variety of customizable configurations. The units of the food service system include a food service bar with buffet pan chillers, a work table, a cashier station, and variety of connecting pieces for linking each of the units together. The food service bar comprises a sneeze guard that protects the food contained within the bar on three sides and can be broken down and folded down and into itself when the bar is being transported or stored. The buffet pan chillers are double sided and configured such that when frozen, may accommodate a shallow food pan on one side and then flipped over to accommodate a deep food pan on the other side while still maintaining the same serving height. Each unit is configured to receive multiple sizes of wheels or casters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Cambro Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Larry Maddux, Johannes Le, Jeff Nicholson
  • Patent number: 9161620
    Abstract: A mobile serving cart with adjustable hinges that allows for the production inconsistencies associated with rotational molding. The cart comprises a plurality of door assemblies, each door assembly comprising at least two hinge assemblies, at least one hinge assembly being disposed at the upper portion of the door assembly, and at least one other hinge assembly being disposed at the lower portion of the door assembly. Each hinge assembly comprises at least two door bolts, at least one cart bolt, and a pivot rod. The cart rod is disposed between the at least two door bolts at an orientation that is orthogonal to the at least two door bolts. The hinge assemblies provide a means for the rotationally molded door assemblies and side walls of the cart to be tightly or snuggly coupled together despite the manufacturing inconsistencies inherent to the rotational molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Cambro Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Jeff Nicholson
  • Publication number: 20140325998
    Abstract: An improved refrigeration and heating system comprising a thermochemical device, and a mobile service cart. The thermochemical device is capable of refrigerating or cooling the ambient air due to an internal chemical process. This same chemical process also produces a significant amount of heat as a by-product which, if left alone, would normally be vented or released in to the atmosphere and become lost. However because the theremochemical device is disposed at the center of the cart, the heat which is generated by the cooling process is retained and utilized to provide a separate heating area within the cart. This allows the current system to operate as a closed loop, meaning that the cart and thermochemical device work in conjunction to form a self-sustaining hot and cold storage area with very little maintenance or input from a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Charles W. Jarvis, Jeff Nicholson, Ernie Freeman, Peitro Brattoli
  • Publication number: 20130270988
    Abstract: A mobile serving cart with adjustable hinges that allows for the production inconsistencies associated with rotational molding. The cart comprises a plurality of door assemblies, each door assembly comprising at least two hinge assemblies, at least one hinge assembly being disposed at the upper portion of the door assembly, and at least one other hinge assembly being disposed at the lower portion of the door assembly. Each hinge assembly comprises at least two door bolts, at least one cart bolt, and a pivot rod. The cart rod is disposed between the at least two door bolts at an orientation that is orthogonal to the at least two door bolts. The hinge assemblies provide a means for the rotationally molded door assemblies and side walls of the cart to be tightly or snuggly coupled together despite the manufacturing inconsistencies inherent to the rotational molding process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: CAMBRO MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventor: Jeff Nicholson
  • Patent number: 8263906
    Abstract: A pellet warming system includes a charging unit capable of warming a plurality of pellets contemporaneously. Each of the plurality of pellets comprise an internal heating element which resistively heats the body of the pellet from a regulated electrical current that is provided from the charging unit. The charging unit also comprises a controller board with means to control the duration of electric current supplied to each of the pellets as well as means for cycling electrical current to each of the pellets in order to maintain the resistively generated heat. Once heated, each pellet may have comestible goods disposed indirectly thereon through a plate, the pellet maintaining the comestible goods at an elevated temperature for an extended period of time. The charging unit further comprises means for a user to connect their PC to the controller board in order to alter its internal programming and view its operational history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Cambro Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Charles W. Jarvis, Pietro Brattoli, Jorge Baez, Jeff Nicholson
  • Publication number: 20110278280
    Abstract: A pellet warming system includes a charging unit capable of warming a plurality of pellets contemporaneously. Each of the plurality of pellets comprise an internal heating element which resistively heats the body of the pellet from a regulated electrical current that is provided from the charging unit. The charging unit also comprises a controller board with means to control the duration of electric current supplied to each of the pellets as well as means for cycling electrical current to each of the pellets in order to maintain the resistively generated heat. Once heated, each pellet may have comestible goods disposed indirectly thereon through a plate, the pellet maintaining the comestible goods at an elevated temperature for an extended period of time. The charging unit further comprises means for a user to connect their PC to the controller board in order to alter its internal programming and view its operational history.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: CAMBRO MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Pietro Brattoli, Jorge Baez, Charles W. Jarvis, Jeff Nicholson
  • Patent number: D653830
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Cambro Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Larry Maddux, Jeff Nicholson, Johannes Le
  • Patent number: D668418
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Cambro Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Jeff Nicholson
  • Patent number: D668419
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Cambro Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Jeff Nicholson
  • Patent number: D679467
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Cambro Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Jeff Nicholson
  • Patent number: D679468
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Cambro Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Jeff Nicholson
  • Patent number: D697342
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Cambro Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Jeff Nicholson, Ernie Freeman, Jeff Munson
  • Patent number: D707099
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Cambro Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Jeff Nicholson
  • Patent number: D708809
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Cambro Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Larry Maddux, Jeff Nicholson
  • Patent number: D723237
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Cambro Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Larry Maddux, Jeff Nicholson
  • Patent number: D760013
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: CAMBRO MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Jeff Nicholson, Ernest F. Freeman
  • Patent number: D776472
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: CAMBRO MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventor: Jeff Nicholson
  • Patent number: D882203
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Cambro Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Jeff Nicholson, Rainer Schnabel, Douglas E. Seals, Jeffrey R. Staszak, Tyler Toy
  • Patent number: D883755
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Cambro Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Jeff Nicholson
  • Patent number: D885003
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Cambro Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Jeff Nicholson