Patents by Inventor Mark T. Reum

Mark T. Reum 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: 20190071880
    Abstract: One or more hidden clips can be efficiently fastened and mounted to decking planks, e.g., with a tool or manually. A plurality of hidden clips can be included with a strip of clips and separated by a frangible section or tab located between adjacent clips. Each hidden clip can include one or more compression tabs having a sloped or angled cross member transversely extending between first and second extending elements to improve decking fixation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Nicholas J. DEMUTH, Mark T. REUM
  • Publication number: 20180223547
    Abstract: A universal magazine mounts to a hand-operated power tool that will automatically feed a hidden deck board clip to the tool head from a strip of such clips and position the clips one at a time under the power tool's driving mechanism. The strip includes multiple hidden clips separated by a frangible section or tab located between adjacent clips. Each hidden clip can be formed of a plastic material and include a locating tab defined on each side of the clip's body and fastener aperture defined in a center of the body. Further, strips can be adapted for manual use and manipulation rather than for use with a power tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Nicholas J. DEMUTH, Mark T. REUM, Troy FISCHER, Ronald K. WESTBY, Daniel P. WESTBY, Devon SKILLE, Jason O. VARNEY
  • Patent number: 5524399
    Abstract: A molded plastic landscape pond is disclosed that is installed into the ground, the pond having a peripheral rim at or slightly above level. A hollow molded plastic pedestal interlocks onto the bottom surface of the pond, and a molded plastic statue is mounted on top of the pedestal. A submersible pump disposed in the hollow pedestal pumps water to the statue, which generates a stream or spray of water into the pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Assignee: Avon Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark T. Reum, Nick J. Demuth
  • Patent number: 5117583
    Abstract: A landscape terracing material comprising a body member of predetermined length, height, and thickness dimensions having a first face and an opposing second face. A plurality of ribs to provide anchoring of the body member are constructed integrally with the body. The longitudinal ribs project from an opposing second face of the body member to provide an anchoring effect in terraced soil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1992
    Inventor: Mark T. Reum
  • Patent number: 4761923
    Abstract: Landscape edging comprising longitudinally joined strips. Each strip comprises a body member, a top rail member on top of the body member and a plurality of first and second nesting regions. The first and second nesting regions of longitudinally adjacent strips are nested with each other to join the strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1988
    Assignee: Avon Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald J. Reum, Mark T. Reum