Patents by Inventor Joseph H. Zyduck

Joseph H. Zyduck 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: 20120280607
    Abstract: An appliance, such as a cooling unit, has its installation adjustment provided at a front side of its cabinet. The adjustment features can include a mechanism for adjusting the height of the back side of the cabinet from the front as well as a toe kick grille that provides front-to-back and height adjustment from the front. Specifically, a flexible connector transfers rotational input applied to an adjuster interface located at a front side of the cabinet to one or more rear legs to raise or lower the back side of the cabinet. And a front-to-back slidable kick panel mounts a floor gate, which itself can slide up and down. A method of installing an appliance provides leveling the cabinet, including adjusting the rear legs, and positioning a toe kick, all from the front side of the cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Andrew J. Doberstein, Joseph H. Zyduck
  • Patent number: 7573701
    Abstract: A control assembly for a compact refrigeration unit and the like includes a display panel, a control board having an LED and a switch pad, a flexible extension extending between the switch and the display panel, and a mount supporting the display panel and control board and having a switch support laterally restraining the flexible extension and an open ended light guide directing light from the LED to the display panel. The mount can be a monolithic structure having a switch support and light guide for each of multiple switches and LEDs. The mount includes a removable back cover that clamps the control board in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: U-Line Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew J. Doberstein, Joseph H. Zyduck
  • Patent number: 7464566
    Abstract: A cooler unit has a control housing that is mounted to a floor of a cabinet liner that is sloped in a downward direction toward the opening of the cooler unit. The control housing retains consumable items that are stored on the floor of the cabinet liner so that the items do not fall out of the cooler unit. Particularly, the control housing can retain wine bottles. The control housing houses a controller that controls the operation of the cooler unit. The control housing can include a display and user inputs so that a user can easily manage the cooler unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: U-Line Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas W. Rand, Andrew J. Doberstein, Joseph H. Zyduck, Jennifer U. Straszewski
  • Publication number: 20080130203
    Abstract: A control assembly for a compact refrigeration unit and the like includes a display panel, a control board having an LED and a switch pad, a flexible extension extending between the switch and the display panel, and a mount supporting the display panel and control board and having a switch support laterally restraining the flexible extension and an open ended light guide directing light from the LED to the display panel. The mount can be a monolithic structure having a switch support and light guide for each of multiple switches and LEDs. The mount includes a removable back cover that clamps the control board in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Inventors: Andrew J. Doberstein, Joseph H. Zyduck
  • Publication number: 20070251263
    Abstract: A cooler unit has a control housing that is mounted to a floor of a cabinet liner that is sloped in a downward direction toward the opening of the cooler unit. The control housing retains consumable items that are stored on the floor of the cabinet liner so that the items do not fall out of the cooler unit. Particularly, the control housing can retain wine bottles. The control housing houses a controller that controls the operation of the cooler unit. The control housing can include a display and user inputs so that a user can easily manage the cooler unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Applicant: U-LINE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas W. Rand, Andrew J. Doberstein, Joseph H. Zyduck, Jennifer U. Straszewski
  • Publication number: 20070251257
    Abstract: A cooler unit has improved control components. The cooler unit includes a digital control unit with a circuit board having high-voltage components and a display. The refrigeration also includes a control housing with a display window, the display positioned to be seen through the display window and covered by a display cover positioned within the display window. The display cover serves to mechanically and electrically isolate the display. The control housing is mounted to a floor of a cabinet liner that is sloped in a downward direction toward the opening of the cooler unit, the control housing retains food and beverage items that are stored on the floor of the cabinet liner so that the items do not exit fall out of the cooler unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Inventors: Thomas W. Rand, Andrew J. Doberstein, Joseph H. Zyduck, Jennifer U. Straszewski
  • Patent number: 7062936
    Abstract: A compact refrigerator has a split cabinet defining insulated refrigerator and clear ice maker sections. Its refrigeration system includes one external compressor and condenser and two evaporators, one for each section. The condenser is coupled to the inlet of the ice maker evaporator by a capillary tube and the evaporators are connected in series via a line having a refrigerator valve. The compressor receives return refrigerant from the outlet side of either the refrigerator evaporator or the ice maker evaporator depending on the state of a bypass valve, which is closed when the refrigerator valve is open, and vice versa. Refrigerant is thus routed to the ice maker evaporator to make ice and to both the ice maker and refrigerator evaporators when the refrigerator needs cooling. A hot gas bypass valve allows pre-condensed refrigerant exiting the compressor to bypass the condenser and be routed to the ice maker evaporator for harvesting the clear ice cubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: U-Line Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas W. Rand, Andrew J. Doberstein, Joseph H. Zyduck
  • Patent number: D563998
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: U-Line Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew J. Doberstein, Joseph H. Zyduck, Jack L. Vaughn
  • Patent number: D563999
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: U-Line Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew J. Doberstein, Joseph H. Zyduck, Thomas W. Rand, Jennifer U. Straszewski
  • Patent number: D564000
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: U-Line Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph H. Zyduck, Andrew J. Doberstein, Thomas W. Rand, Jennifer U. Straszewski
  • Patent number: D565063
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: U-Line Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew J. Doberstein, Joseph H. Zyduck
  • Patent number: D570885
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: U-Line Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas W. Rand, Andrew J. Doberstein, Joseph H. Zyduck, Jennifer U. Straszewski
  • Patent number: D577746
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: U-Line Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas W. Rand, Andrew J. Doberstein, Joseph H. Zyduck, Jennifer U. Straszewski
  • Patent number: D578143
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: U-Line Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas W. Rand, Andrew J. Doberstein, Joseph H. Zyduck, Jennifer U. Straszewski
  • Patent number: D604141
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: U-Line Corporation
    Inventors: William A. Reed, Jennifer U. Straszewski, Thomas W. Rand, Joseph H. Zyduck
  • Patent number: D660327
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: U-Line Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew J. Doberstein, Joseph H. Zyduck, Kevin D. Kinch
  • Patent number: D660328
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: U-Line Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew J. Doberstein, Joseph H. Zyduck, Kevin D. Kinch
  • Patent number: D660329
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: U-Line Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew J. Doberstein, Joseph H. Zyduck, Kevin D. Kinch
  • Patent number: D660330
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: U-Line Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew J. Doberstein, Joseph H. Zyduck, Kevin D. Kinch