Patents by Inventor John Ondracek

John Ondracek 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: 9226617
    Abstract: A bottle assembly is described having a battery-powered heated elongated spout. A heater embedded along the length of the spout is typically activated by a switch provided on the assembly. A LED indicator is also typically provided to indicate when the heater is activated. The LED can also function as a battery level indicator that changes color when the battery packs level of charge is depleted to a predetermined level. A charging port is provided through which the battery pack can be recharged using a suitable charger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventor: John Ondracek
  • Patent number: 8308222
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments for extending and retracting an extendable spoiler for assisting a motor vehicle in navigating a turn. According to embodiments, an extendable spoiler has a first and second flaps coupled to first and second outer edges of the spoiler respectively. At least one strut is coupled to an underside of the spoiler and to an extension mechanism that can be used to extend and retract the extendable spoiler when various conditions have been met. A steering detection mechanism is also included and configured to detect left and right turn of the motor vehicle and controls which extendable spoilers are moved from a retracted state to an extended state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: John Ondracek
  • Patent number: 8242392
    Abstract: What is disclosed is a multi-directional momentum-change sensor, adaptable to a variety of practical applications, including, but not limited to, its use as a collision-detector for automatic passenger-safety airbag deployment systems in a motor vehicle. In one embodiment, the sensor is an electro-mechanical switch having a pivotable boom assembly that is responsive to sudden changes to forward and lateral momentum that exceeds a predetermined threshold. The pivotable boom assembly is able to close electrical circuits to external circuitry that pertain to the position of the boom member in order to allow for the sensing of collisions along different vectors and facilitate safety responses, such as the deployment of automobile passenger-safety airbags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventor: John Ondracek
  • Publication number: 20110148143
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments for extending and retracting an extendable spoiler for assisting a motor vehicle in navigating a turn. According to embodiments, an extendable spoiler has a first and second flaps coupled to first and second outer edges of the spoiler respectively. At least one strut is coupled to an underside of the spoiler and to an extension mechanism that can be used to extend and retract the extendable spoiler when various conditions have been met. A steering detection mechanism is also included and configured to detect left and right turn of the motor vehicle and controls which extendable spoilers are moved from a retracted state to an extended state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventor: John Ondracek
  • Publication number: 20070297274
    Abstract: Current mixing devices do not allow partially-liquefied food contents to be adequately mixed while also thickening the mixture, without creating any burned portions of the mixture or creating any limp, tasteless, and lowered-nutrient solid items. Embodiments of the current invention allows mixture of food contents in a manner resulting in a thoroughly mixed substance that is adequately thick, while also minimizing the amount of limp, tasteless, and lowered-nutrient solid items. The embodiments comprise a handle, a stem, and at least one stirrer blade, with the stirrer blade comprising a mesh surface, at least one v-shaped edge adapted to dislodge portions of the mixture fixedly attached to the inner surface of the cookware. The embodiments are adapted to be used in a method designed to adequately mix and thicken the food contents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Inventor: John Ondracek
  • Patent number: 7091875
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the present invention, a wearable remote control for controlling one or more devices comprises a mounting base coupled with a garment. A retainer base is coupled with the mounting base on an outside of the garment. A multi-directional joint is coupled with the retainer base. A main support extends from the multi-directional joint on an opposite side of the multi-directional joint from the retainer base. An input device is coupled with an end of the main support opposite the multi-directional joint. A main support retainer extends from the retainer base and is adapted to engage and retain the main support in a non-use position in response to a user moving the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Inventor: John Ondracek
  • Publication number: 20060071781
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the present invention, a wearable remote control for controlling one or more devices comprises a mounting base coupled with a garment. A retainer base is coupled with the mounting base on an outside of the garment. A multi-directional joint is coupled with the retainer base. A main support extends from the multi-directional joint on an opposite side of the multi-directional joint from the retainer base. An input device is coupled with an end of the main support opposite the multi-directional joint. A main support retainer extends from the retainer base and is adapted to engage and retain the main support in a non-use position in response to a user moving the garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2004
    Publication date: April 6, 2006
    Inventor: John Ondracek
  • Patent number: 6068395
    Abstract: A pot stirring device 10 for mixing, stirring, and agitating the contents of a cooking pot 100 as well as cleaning and scraping the interior sides and bottom of the cooking pot 100, wherein the device 10 includes a handle member 20 having an elongated stem element 22 provided with a blade array 12 including a plurality of stirrer blade member 20 each having a generally S-shaped stirrer blade element 36 provided with a sharpened bottom edge 38 and a support leg element 34 provided with a sharpened outer edge 35. The sharpened edges 38 and 35 are provided to scrape the bottom and sides respectively of the interior of a cooking pot 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Inventor: John Ondracek
  • Patent number: 5044332
    Abstract: A valve stem construction (10) including a valve stem member (11) having one end (12) attached to the valve head (103) and provided with a generally elliptical cross sectional profile for reducing the turbulence in fluid passing over the valve stem construction (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Inventor: John Ondracek
  • Patent number: 4741852
    Abstract: A non-slip soap bar construction (10) comprising: a bar of soap (13) having an upper half (14) and a lower half (15); and, an elongated generally I-shaped fabric member (16) captured between the upper and lower halves of the bar of soap (13); wherein, the enlarged ends (17) of the fabric member (16) project beyond the sides of the bar of soap (13) and form non-slip flap portions (18) that provide positive gripping surfaces for the bar of soap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1988
    Inventor: John Ondracek
  • Patent number: D352012
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1994
    Inventor: John Ondracek