Patents by Inventor Linda R. Umlor

Linda R. Umlor 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: 20140217688
    Abstract: The specification discloses a high-profile, low-volume trash/recycling cart that is compatible with existing pick-up equipment and includes a reduced volume. The cart includes a container and a pedestal supporting the container. The pedestal increases the overall height of the cart to be conveniently handled by existing automated handling equipment. The container can be separated from the pedestal and used as a standalone refuse container. Additionally, wheels may be included on the container to provide a rolling standalone container. Alternatively or additionally, when the pedestal is separated from the container, the pedestal can be fitted with a handle to provide a utility cart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Cascade Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean T. Miller, Linda R. Umlor
  • Patent number: 8444228
    Abstract: A wheel assembly that may be installed on, and removed from, an axle without the need for tools. The wheel assembly includes a wheel, at least one clip supported by the wheel, and a cover securing the clip in position. The wheel assembly is mountable on an axle including a circumferential groove and is retained on the axle by the extension of the clip into the groove. The clip includes an actuator arm extending away from the plane of the wheel so as to be readily accessible for actuation by one's fingers. Actuation of the arm withdraws the clip from the groove to release the wheel from the axle. Preferably two clips are provided diametrically opposite one another, enabling both arms to be actuated simultaneously in a pinching operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Cascade Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian G. Parker, Michael R. Featherstone, Linda R. Umlor
  • Patent number: 8430267
    Abstract: A waste cart includes a container having first and second wall portions, and first and second openings defined by the wall portions to receive and support a grab bar. The container includes at least one positioning element to constrain the lateral movement of the grab bar. During assembly, the first end of the grab bar is inserted through the opening in the first sidewall, and the grab bar is pivoted to align the grab bar with the opening in the second sidewall. During the pivoting of the grab bar, the first positioning element is deformed. The second end of the grab bar is inserted into the opening in the second sidewall, allowing the first positioning element to snap back to its original, non-deformed orientation. When the grab bar is installed, the positioning elements are positioned at the outer ends of the grab bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Cascade Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Kilduff, Linda R. Umlor, Brian G. Parker, Jeffrey W. Miles, Joseph A. Bollo, Jr., Dean T. Miller, Michael A. Barrett
  • Publication number: 20130048654
    Abstract: A waste cart includes a container having first and second wall portions, and first and second openings defined by the wall portions to receive and support a grab bar. The container includes at least one positioning element to constrain the lateral movement of the grab bar. During assembly, the first end of the grab bar is inserted through the opening in the first sidewall, and the grab bar is pivoted to align the grab bar with the opening in the second sidewall. During the pivoting of the grab bar, the first positioning element is deformed. The second end of the grab bar is inserted into the opening in the second sidewall, allowing the first positioning element to snap back to its original, non-deformed orientation. When the grab bar is installed, the positioning elements are positioned at the outer ends of the grab bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: CASCADE ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventors: James R. Kilduff, Linda R. Umlor, Brian G. Parker, Jeffrey W. Miles, Joseph A. Bollo, JR., Dean T. Miller, Michael A. Barrett
  • Publication number: 20120074663
    Abstract: A wheel assembly that may be installed on, and removed from, an axle without the need for tools. The wheel assembly includes a wheel, at least one clip supported by the wheel, and a cover securing the clip in position. The wheel assembly is mountable on an axle including a circumferential groove and is retained on the axle by the extension of the clip into the groove. The clip includes an actuator arm extending away from the plane of the wheel so as to be readily accessible for actuation by one's fingers. Actuation of the arm withdraws the clip from the groove to release the wheel from the axle. Preferably two clips are provided diametrically opposite one another, enabling both arms to be actuated simultaneously in a pinching operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: CASCADE ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventors: Brian G. Parker, Michael R. Featherstone, Linda R. Umlor
  • Patent number: D631223
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Cascade Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald A. Kosheba, Linda R. Umlor, Dean T. Miller