Patents by Inventor Martin Shawn Egan

Martin Shawn Egan 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: 9675223
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner suction head having a housing with a support for movement in the fore-aft direction on a surface. A suction inlet extends through the housing, and has a front edge and a rear edge. A sealing plate is pivotally mounted on the bottom of the housing to rotate about a pivot axis extending in a transverse direction. The sealing plate is movable between a raised position and a lowered position. The sealing plate is mounted in a trailing configuration in which, when the sealing plate is in the lowered position, the pivot axis is at the front of the sealing plate with respect to a fore-aft direction, and a lowermost point on the lower surface of the sealing plate is located behind the pivot axis with respect to the fore-aft direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: MIDEA AMERICA, CORP.
    Inventors: Martin Shawn Egan, Donald Davidshofer, Thomas Josefsson
  • Patent number: 9551524
    Abstract: A liner for an appliance is formed by a plastic sheet formed into a three dimensional shape corresponding to at least a portion of a compartment of the appliance. A plurality of electrically conductive ink pathways are applied on a surface of the plastic sheet, and a sealer material is applied to the plastic sheet to cover said pathways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Shawn Egan, Michael E. Stagg
  • Publication number: 20140217878
    Abstract: A liner for an appliance is formed by a plastic sheet formed into a three dimensional shape corresponding to at least a portion of a compartment of the appliance. A plurality of electrically conductive ink pathways are applied on a surface of the plastic sheet, and a sealer material is applied to the plastic sheet to cover said pathways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: MARTIN SHAWN EGAN, MICHAEL E. STAGG
  • Patent number: 8732943
    Abstract: A liner for an appliance is formed by a plastic sheet formed into a three dimensional shape corresponding to at least a portion of a compartment of the appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Shawn Egan, Michael E. Stagg, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8517213
    Abstract: A system and method for directing a consumer through a vending machine transaction. The system and method include a UI guide comprising visual cues to direct a consumer to insert a minimum amount of money, make a production selection and confirm the product selection. The system and method provide for the consumer to cancel the transaction and request that return of inserted coins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Crane Merchandising Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ray Melton Lazalier, Jack Edward Anderson, Martin Shawn Egan, David Aguirre, Gerald Joseph Podgorny, Sachin Gopal Nagane, Ignacio Santa Cruz, Ronald Henry Krob, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120273517
    Abstract: A system and method for directing a consumer through a vending machine transaction. The system and method include a UI guide comprising visual cues to direct a consumer to insert a minimum amount of money, make a production selection and confirm the product selection. The system and method provide for the consumer to cancel the transaction and request that return of inserted coins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: CRANE CO.
    Inventors: Ray Melton Lazalier, Jack Edward Anderson, Martin Shawn Egan, David Aguirre, Gerald Joseph Podgorny, Sachin Gopal Nagane, Ignacio Santa Cruz, Ronald Henry Krob, JR.
  • Patent number: 8205770
    Abstract: A system and method for directing a consumer through a vending machine transaction. The system and method include a UI guide comprising visual cues to direct a consumer to insert a minimum amount of money, make a production selection and confirm the product selection. The system and method provide for the consumer to cancel the transaction and request that return of inserted coins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Crane Merchandising Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ray Melton Lazalier, Jack Edward Anderson, Martin Shawn Egan, David Aguirre, Gerald Joseph Podgorny, Sachin Gopal Nagane, Ignacio Santa Cruz, Ronald Henry Krob, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120043339
    Abstract: A liner for an appliance is formed by a plastic sheet formed into a three dimensional shape corresponding to at least a portion of a compartment of the appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: MARTIN SHAWN EGAN, MICHAEL E. STAGG, JR.
  • Patent number: 8091707
    Abstract: A system and method for securing, shipping, storing, loading, unloading, accessing and protecting sensitive heavy electronic assemblies. Integration of container dunnage, recessed hardware and exterior stacking features to protect container and contents during shipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: MSE Innovations LLC.
    Inventors: Martin Shawn Egan, Elizabeth Gale Egan, Adam Richard Egan
  • Patent number: 8048510
    Abstract: A liner for an appliance is formed by a plastic sheet formed into a three dimensional shape corresponding to at least a portion of a compartment of the appliance. A plurality of electrically conductive ink pathways are applied on a surface of the plastic sheet, and a sealer material is applied to the plastic sheet to cover said pathways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Shawn Egan, Michael E. Stagg, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20110068035
    Abstract: A system and method for securing, shipping, storing, loading, unloading, accessing and protecting sensitive heavy electronic assemblies. Integration of container dunnage, recessed hardware and exterior stacking features to protect container and contents during shipping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: MSE INNOVATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Martin Shawn Egan, Elizabeth Gale Egan, Adam Richard Egan
  • Patent number: 7748806
    Abstract: A shelf arrangement is provided which includes a support surface, a frame, and an electrical control interface positioned and accessible at a front of the shelf arrangement, the control interface arranged to transmit a control signal to a location remote from the shelf arrangement. The frame may include a pair of laterally spaced apart front-to-rear brackets supporting the support surface. The support surface may be a part of a shelf member. A pair of rods may extend laterally between the brackets. The frame may be at least partially overmolded with plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Martin Shawn Egan
  • Patent number: 7744173
    Abstract: A refrigerator is provided with a cabinet having a door that is openable by a user to provide access to a refrigeration compartment. A storage bin is located in the refrigeration compartment and accessible upon the opening of the cabinet door. A mounting system is arranged for the storage bin, supporting the storage bin for movement into and out of the refrigeration compartment. A latch is carried on the cabinet door to be selectively engaged by the user with a latch receiving portion of the storage bin. When the latch is engaged with the latch receiving portion, the storage bin will be pulled out of the refrigerator upon the opening of the cabinet door, and when the latch is disengaged from the latch receiving portion, the storage bin will remain in the refrigeration compartment, unless manually moved by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Frank Weston Maglinger, Martin Shawn Egan, Aidan C. Kunkle, Richard Bruce Mills
  • Publication number: 20100133290
    Abstract: A vending machine includes a product compartment, a duct opening into the product compartment, and a self-contained refrigeration system. The refrigeration system includes a housing having a first chamber and a second chamber. The first chamber includes first and second openings. The second chamber includes third and fourth openings. An evaporator coil and evaporator fan are mounted in the first chamber. The evaporator fan moves air from the first opening, through the evaporator coil, to the second opening. A condensing coil, compressor, and compressor fan are mounted in the second chamber. The compressor fan moves air from the third opening, through the condensing coil, over the compressor, to the fourth opening. The housing thermally insulates the first chamber from both the second chamber and an exterior of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: Dixie-Narco, Inc.
    Inventors: James G. Luntz, James Robert Mathis, Randy Gooch, William P. Stewart, Jose G. Avendano, Joseph C. Fontecchio, Martin Shawn Egan
  • Publication number: 20100084421
    Abstract: A system and method for directing a consumer through a vending machine transaction. The system and method include a UI guide comprising visual cues to direct a consumer to insert a minimum amount of money, make a production selection and confirm the product selection. The system and method provide for the consumer to cancel the transaction and request that return of inserted coins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: CRANE CO.
    Inventors: Ray Melton Lazalier, Jack Edward Anderson, Martin Shawn Egan, David Aguirre, Gerald Joseph Podgorny, Sachin Gopal Nagane, Ignacio Santa Cruz, Ronald Henry Krob, JR.
  • Patent number: 7673471
    Abstract: A refrigeration appliance is provided which includes a cabinet with a first openable door providing access to a first refrigeration compartment and a second openable door providing access to a second refrigeration compartment. The second openable door has a portion thereof positioned below a portion of the first openable door. A rail separates the first refrigeration compartment and the second refrigeration compartment. A water dispenser is contained in the rail, as well as electronic controls for the refrigeration appliance. The dispenser is arranged to be stationary relative to the refrigeration appliance while the doors are open or closed. The rail may be removed and replaced, and with the water and electronic controls located in the rail, repairs are performed more efficiently and flexibility in manufacturing is enhanced. A drip tray is formed in an exterior side of the second openable door below the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Shawn Egan, Bobbie J. Gilman
  • Patent number: 7343757
    Abstract: A refrigeration appliance is provided which includes a cabinet with a first openable door providing access to a first refrigeration compartment and a second openable door providing access to a second refrigeration compartment. The second openable door has a portion thereof positioned below a portion of the first openable door. A rail separates the first refrigeration compartment and the second refrigeration compartment. A water dispenser is contained in the rail, as well as electronic controls for the refrigeration appliance. The dispenser is arranged to be stationary relative to the refrigeration appliance while the doors are open or closed. The rail may be removed and replaced, and with the water and electronic controls located in the rail, repairs are performed more efficiently and flexibility in manufacturing is enhanced. A drip tray is formed in an exterior side of the second openable door below the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Shawn Egan, Bobbie J. Gilman
  • Patent number: 6085928
    Abstract: A latch assembly of the present invention comprises a link member and a latch body. The latch assembly is adapted for use with a storage container having a container body and a container lid connected to the container body. The container lid is connected to the container body in a manner to permit movement of the lid between open and closed positions relative to the container body. The link member is moveably connected to the container body. The latch body includes at least one lug and at least one retaining arm. The lug is integral with the latch body and has a lug recess adapted for receiving a first portion of the link member in a manner to permit pivoting movement of the link member relative to the lug. The retainer arm is integral with the latch body and is adapted for engaging the link member in a manner to prevent the link member from being released from the lug recess. The latch assembly is adapted for movement relative to the container body between a locked position and an unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Assignee: Contico International, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Dickinson, Martin Shawn Egan, Harry Haggin, Richard Brooks
  • Patent number: D451254
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Assignee: Contico International, LLC
    Inventor: Martin Shawn Egan
  • Patent number: D416367
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: Contico International, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Dickinson, Martin Shawn Egan