Patents by Inventor Mark A. Copeland

Mark A. Copeland 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: 10371030
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purification system includes a tank for storing a fluid and a mounting plate coupled to the tank. A baffle is positioned inside the tank below the mounting plate. The baffle has an outer wall defining an interior cavity and an opening. A sensor is positioned in the interior cavity for detecting a condition of the fluid. A supply conduit extends through the mounting plate into the tank. A return conduit extends through the mounting plate into the tank and has an outlet positioned to discharge a return fluid below the opening and exterior to the baffle and the interior cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Ryan Kruse, Francis J. Lahey, Mark D. Benedict, Douglas J. Send, Paul Wantschik, Eric Nohr, Paul Riffel, Jonathan Copeland
  • Patent number: 9757600
    Abstract: A mounting bracket for a fire extinguisher which has a base configured for attachment to a vehicle or seat; an endcap pivotably mounted to the base, wherein the endcap includes at least one receptacle which is configured to accommodate a fire extinguisher tank; and a neck clamp configured to engage a bottle neck on a fire extinguisher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Sears Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Mark A. Copeland, Dennis J. Gryp
  • Publication number: 20160114202
    Abstract: A mounting bracket for a fire extinguisher comprising a base configured for attachment to a vehicle or seat; an endcap pivotably mounted to the base, wherein the endcap comprises at least one receptacle which is configured to accommodate a fire extinguisher tank; and a neck clamp configured to engage a bottle neck on a fire extinguisher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Mark A. Copeland, Dennis J. Gryp
  • Patent number: 9168847
    Abstract: A seat tilt mechanism comprising a cam connected to a lever wherein the lever moves horizontally from a first position to a second position to actuate the cam; a latch configured to engage with the at least one detent and disengage with the cam when the lever is in the first position and configured to engage with the cam and disengage with the at least one detent when the lever is in the second position; said detent includes at least two positions which can be selectively engaged by the latch; and a seat rod configured for attachment between a seat frame and the at least one detent such that when the latch is engaged with the selected position, the tilt of the seat is defined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Sears Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Mark A. Copeland
  • Publication number: 20150197166
    Abstract: A seat tilt mechanism comprising a cam connected to a lever wherein the lever moves horizontally from a first position to a second position to actuate the cam; a latch configured to engage with the at least one detent and disengage with the cam when the lever is in the first position and configured to engage with the cam and disengage with the at least one detent when the lever is in the second position; said detent includes at least two positions which can be selectively engaged by the latch; and a seat rod configured for attachment between a seat frame and the at least one detent such that when the latch is engaged with the selected position, the tilt of the seat is defined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Applicant: Sears Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Mark A. Copeland
  • Publication number: 20100283300
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a vehicle seat assembly comprising a seat assembly frame, a seat and backrest subassembly having a seat pivotally mounted to the frame and a backrest pivotally connected at its lower end to the seat, and a link pivotally connected to the backrest and the frame. The seat and backrest subassembly is movable between a first position to facilitate operation of the vehicle while the driver is sitting and a second position to facilitate operation of the vehicle with the driver standing. When the seat and backrest subassembly is moved from the first position to the second position, the seat moves from a generally horizontal orientation to a generally vertical orientation and the backrest moves upward and forward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Dennis J. Gryp, Mark Copeland