Patents by Inventor John Friesen

John Friesen 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: 10718109
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a greenhouse system. The greenhouse system includes a metallic structural element and an anode mounted on the metallic structural element. A method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth Kyle Friesen, John Friesen, Adam Suder
  • Patent number: 10624277
    Abstract: A method for intercropping includes planting a first determinate crop and a first indeterminate crop adjacent one another. A second indeterminate crop is planted in place of the first determinate crop after the first indeterminate crop has reached a desired maturity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth Kyle Friesen, John Friesen, Adam Suder
  • Publication number: 20180289132
    Abstract: There is described an oral device for augmenting a user's lip. The oral device includes an arcuate body formed such that a shape of the arcuate body is a cast of a shape of at least a portion of a gum of a user. The body has a height such that, when the body is positioned against the at least a portion of the gum, the body does not overlap with at least part of a visible portion of at least one of the user's teeth. The oral device may include retaining members for retaining the oral device in the user's mouth. The oral device may be printed using a 3D printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Stephanie Friesen, John Friesen, Matthew Friesen
  • Patent number: 9725869
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a building assembly including a first upright, a first pivot mechanism, a second pivot mechanism, a first structure, and a second structure. The first upright is pivotally movable with the first pivot mechanism relative to the first structure. The first upright is also pivotally movable with the second pivot mechanism relative to the second structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventors: Kenneth Kyle Friesen, John Friesen
  • Publication number: 20160295806
    Abstract: A method for intercropping includes planting a first determinate crop and a first indeterminate crop adjacent one another. A second indeterminate crop is planted in place of the first determinate crop after the first indeterminate crop has reached a desired maturity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Kenneth Kyle FRIESEN, John FRIESEN, Adam SUDER
  • Publication number: 20160298330
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a greenhouse system. The greenhouse system includes a metallic structural element and an anode mounted on the metallic structural element. A method is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Kenneth Kyle FRIESEN, John FRIESEN, Adam SUDER
  • Publication number: 20150275503
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a building assembly including a first upright, a first pivot mechanism, a second pivot mechanism, a first structure, and a second structure. The first upright is pivotally movable with the first pivot mechanism relative to the first structure. The first upright is also pivotally movable with the second pivot mechanism relative to the second structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Kenneth Kyle Friesen, John Friesen
  • Publication number: 20150058467
    Abstract: A system and method for the fast, on-demand provisioning of platform-as-a-service is described. A customer submits a request for a platform, such as an e-commerce platform, by providing specifications for the infrastructure and identifying the type of platform required. The system automatically creates and tunes an infrastructure template. Applications and configuration details as well as other artifacts are installed on the template to create a platform model. The platform model is replicated to location and capacity specifications. Data Center and network details are registered so the platform may be identified on the network. The requestor may use the capacity for any period of time and then return it to the provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Ryan Patrick DOUGLAS, Michael Edwin OLSEN BORCHERT, Dana Elli JOHNSON, Kyle John FRIESEN
  • Patent number: 8567123
    Abstract: A pot including a sump and water wick assembly for providing water to a plant supported within the pot is disclosed. The sump includes an inner diameter that corresponds to the inner diameter of the pot. The sump is disposed about an outer perimeter of the pot and includes the water wick that extends into the pot and soil supporting a plant. The pot assembly includes an edge with a curved surface to provide desired appearance that nests within corresponding features of a second identical pot to aid in stacking many example pots for shipment and display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Tug Weld Manufacturing
    Inventor: John Friesen
  • Patent number: 8528851
    Abstract: A hybrid towel dispenser is provided that is operable in an automatic dispensing mode and a manual dispensing mode. The dispenser comprises a rotatable drum; a motor; a one-way bearing coupling the motor to the drum such that the motor rotates the drum in the automatic dispensing mode and a user can rotate the drum in the manual dispensing mode separately from the motor. The sensor controlling the motor has a sensing path through the user engagement surface of the manual advance assembly. The dispenser can additionally have a manual advance assembly with a lever rotationally coupled to the cutting drum and operable by the user to rotate the drum in the manual dispensing mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Dispensing Dynamics International
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, Bradley Friesen, John Friesen, Andrew Jackman, Lockland Corley, Richard Lalau, Michael Severyn, Alex Tramploski, Joel Keily
  • Patent number: 8402872
    Abstract: A hybrid towel dispenser is provided that can be operated in an automatic dispensing mode and a manual dispensing mode. The dispenser includes a drum having a retractable knife that extends out of the drum when the drum rotates past a selected position and severs a towel segment from a towel sheet. The dispenser also includes a motor, a manual advance assembly, and a one-way rotational coupling that couples the motor to the drum such that the motor rotates the drum in the automatic dispensing mode and a user can rotate the drum in the manual dispensing mode separately from the motor, using the manual advance assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Dispensing Dynamics International Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, John Friesen, Brad Friesen, Andrew Jackman, Alex Trampolski
  • Publication number: 20120324754
    Abstract: A mobile surface drying apparatus includes a vacuum fan, a blower fan, a vacuum and blower assembly and tubing. The vacuum and blower assembly includes a vacuum head powered by the vacuum fan and a blower head positioned next to the vacuum head and powered by the blower fan. The tubing connects the vacuum head to the vacuum fan and the blower head to the blower fan. The vacuum head includes an inlet that suctions moisture from a surface and the blower head includes an outlet that communicates airflow onto the surface to direct moisture toward the vacuum head to enable the vacuum head to extract the moisture from the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: John Friesen, Jacob Friesen, Rob Brush
  • Patent number: 8297160
    Abstract: A hybrid towel dispenser is provided that is operable in an automatic dispensing mode and a manual dispensing mode. The paper towel dispenser comprises: a rotatable drum that advances a paper towel sheet applied on the drum when the drum rotates; a one-way rotational coupling; a motor coupled to the drum by the one-way rotational coupling and automatically operable to rotate the drum; and a manual advance assembly coupled to the drum and manually operable by a user to rotate the drum. The one-way rotational coupling couples the motor to the drum such that the motor drives the drum in a first direction and does not drive the drum when the manual advance assembly is operated to rotate the drum in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Dispensing Dynamics International Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, John Friesen, Brad Friesen, Andrew Jackman, Alex Trampolski
  • Patent number: 8281499
    Abstract: A mobile surface drying apparatus includes a vacuum and blower assembly. The vacuum and blower assembly includes a vacuum head and a blower head. The vacuum head suctions moisture through an inlet of the vacuum and blower assembly, and the blower head communicates airflow through an outlet of the vacuum and blower assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventors: John Friesen, Jacob Friesen, Rob Brush
  • Publication number: 20120125968
    Abstract: A hybrid towel dispenser is provided that can be operated in an automatic dispensing mode and a manual dispensing mode. The dispenser includes a drum having a retractable knife that extends out of the drum when the drum rotates past a selected position and severs a towel segment from a towel sheet. The dispenser also includes a motor, a manual advance assembly, and a one-way rotational coupling that couples the motor to the drum such that the motor rotates the drum in the automatic dispensing mode and a user can rotate the drum in the manual dispensing mode separately from the motor, using the manual advance assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: Dispensing Dynamics International Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, John Friesen, Brad Friesen, Andrew Jackman, Alex Trampolski
  • Patent number: 8082827
    Abstract: A hybrid towel dispenser is provided that can be operated in an automatic dispensing mode and a manual dispensing mode. The dispenser includes a drum having a retractable knife that extends out of the drum when the drum rotates past a selected position and severs a towel segment from a towel sheet. The dispenser also includes a motor, a manual advance assembly, and a one-way rotational coupling that couples the motor to the drum such that the motor rotates the drum in the automatic dispensing mode and a user can rotate the drum in the manual dispensing mode separately from the motor, using the manual advance assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Dispensing Dynamics International Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, John Friesen, Brad Friesen, Andrew Jackman, Alex Trampolski
  • Publication number: 20110247271
    Abstract: An example pot includes a sump and water wick assembly for providing water to a plant supported within the pot. The sump includes an inner diameter that corresponds to the inner diameter of the pot. The sump is disposed about an outer perimeter of the pot and includes the water wick that extends into the pot and soil supporting a plant. The pot assembly includes an edge with a curved surface to provide desired appearance that nests within corresponding features of a second identical pot to aid in stacking many example pots for shipment and display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventor: John Friesen
  • Patent number: 7913945
    Abstract: A two-roll dispenser is disclosed for a plurality of rolls of products, in one embodiment a plurality of toilet paper rolls. The operation of resetting the device to accept replacement rolls of product is achieved by opening the casing. The seer mechanism is also disclosed in one form maintaining a secondary roll of product in a reserve position until a primary roll of product is substantially consumed. The seer mechanism is also disclosed in another form maintaining a casing door in a reserve position until a primary roll of product is substantially consumed. In one form, rolls of product having a partial or split core are utilized to achieve the objects of this disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Dispensing Dynamics International, Ltd,
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, Bradley Friesen, John Friesen, Andrew Jackman, Alexander Tramploski
  • Patent number: 7878368
    Abstract: A center pull towel mechanism having an adjustable iris system where a locking system is configured to enclose the surfaces defining the towel iris. In one form the adjustable iris system automatically adjusts the cross-sectional opening with an adjustable member positioned in the transverse rearward portion with respect to the towlette members interposed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Dispensing Dynamics International, Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, Brad Friesen, John Friesen, Andrew Jackman, Alex Tramploski
  • Patent number: D668177
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Tug Weld Manufacturing
    Inventors: John Friesen, Jacob Friesen