Patents by Inventor Kurt Van Keppel

Kurt Van Keppel 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: 9883694
    Abstract: A guillotine-style cigar cutter. The cutter includes a body with a central aperture and a pair of blades disposed on opposite sides of the aperture and configured to move translationally across the aperture to cut an end of a cigar in preparation for smoking. A gear train is provided that includes a ring gear disposed to circumscribe the aperture and to engage pairs of spur gears disposed at diametrically opposite positions. Edges of the blades engage the spur gears in a rack-and-pinion style configuration. The gear train thus provides synchronous and symmetrical movements of the blades relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: XIKAR, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Almsberger, Robert Lembke, Greg Lorett, Kurt Van Keppel
  • Publication number: 20170231271
    Abstract: A guillotine-style cigar cutter. The cutter includes a body with a central aperture and a pair of blades disposed on opposite sides of the aperture and configured to move translationally across the aperture to cut an end of a cigar in preparation for smoking. A gear train is provided that includes a ring gear disposed to circumscribe the aperture and to engage pairs of spur gears disposed at diametrically opposite positions. Edges of the blades engage the spur gears in a rack-and-pinion style configuration. The gear train thus provides synchronous and symmetrical movements of the blades relative to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: Xikar, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Almsberger, Robert Lembke, Greg Lorett, Kurt Van Keppel
  • Patent number: D558392
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Xikar, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Van Keppel, Scott Almsberger
  • Patent number: D664294
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Xikar, Inc.
    Inventors: Trevor Matthew Howell, Scott Almsberger, Kurt Van Keppel
  • Patent number: D664709
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Xikar, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Almsberger, Kurt Van Keppel, Trevor Matthew Howell
  • Patent number: D664710
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Xikar, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Van Keppel, Trevor Matthew Howell, Scott Almsberger
  • Patent number: D715610
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Xikar, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Almsberger, Kurt Van Keppel
  • Patent number: D742062
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: XIKAR, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Almsberger, Kurt Van Keppel
  • Patent number: D754913
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: XIKAR, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Almsberger, Kurt Van Keppel, Trevor Matthew Howell
  • Patent number: D757359
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: XIKAR, INC.
    Inventors: Kurt Van Keppel, Scott Almsberger, Robert Lembke
  • Patent number: D758652
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: XIKAR, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Almsberger, Kurt Van Keppel, Robert Lembke, Tim Webster
  • Patent number: D759299
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: XIKAR, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Almsberger, Kurt Van Keppel, Robert Lembke, Tim Webster
  • Patent number: D770677
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: XIKAR, INC.
    Inventors: Kurt Van Keppel, Scott Almsberger, Robert Lembke
  • Patent number: D804094
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: XIKAR, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Almsberger, Robert Lembke, Greg Lorett, Kurt Van Keppel
  • Patent number: D822274
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Xikar, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Almsberger, Robert Lembke, Greg Lorett, Kurt Van Keppel
  • Patent number: D822275
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Xikar, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Almsberger, Robert Lembke, Greg Lorett, Kurt Van Keppel
  • Patent number: D822897
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Xikar, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Almsberger, Robert Lembke, Greg Lorett, Kurt Van Keppel
  • Patent number: D840589
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Xikar, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Almsberger, Kurt Van Keppel, Greg Lorett, Robert Lembke
  • Patent number: D840590
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Xikar, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Almsberger, Kurt Van Keppel, Trevor Matthew Howell, Robert Lembke
  • Patent number: D853024
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Xikar, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Almsberger, Robert Lembke, Greg Lorett, Kurt Van Keppel