Patents by Inventor Michael Thuma

Michael Thuma 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: 20190360252
    Abstract: A lid stay formed from a housing slidably coupled to a base. The housing has a coupler section for securing said housing to a fixed object, and a connector section for securing the housing to the base. The base is formed from a cylindrical shaped tube defining an interior chamber, having an insertion section constructed and arranged to slidably receive said housing, but prevent the connector section of the housing from passing therethrough. An expanded coil spring is positioned within the interior chamber to maintain the housing and base in an expanded position. The lid stay is for use with a storage container base having a lid pivotally attached thereto. The lid stay biases the lid in an open position and provides resistance when closing the lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Samuel G. Logan, Michael Thuma, Michael R. Vogler
  • Patent number: 10351155
    Abstract: A laundry cart comprised of a base assembly, casters, steel frame assembly, handle, and fabric hamper body. The quadrilateral base includes a pair of longitudinally spaced U-shaped members interposed between a pair of longitudinal slats and a plurality of transverse slats fixed together in a common lattice fashion. The steel frame assembly is comprised of uprights along the periphery of the base platform, which includes offset uprights and corner uprights. The corner uprights are attached above the base, thereby reducing the shear stress on the laundry cart. The Z-shaped offset uprights allow all the uprights on the short side and long side of the cart to be on the same plane. The hamper body is sized and configured to seat within the uprights and crossmembers. The hamper body includes reinforced trim along the top periphery, which is constructed of a sewn soft rubber to prevent scuffing and damage to walls and doors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Suncast Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Thuma, Torrence Anderson, Dov Blitzer, William J. Phillips, Michael Uffner
  • Publication number: 20190208913
    Abstract: The invention involves a system and method for constructing lawn furniture. The system includes box type beam members as well as a large box structure supported above a ground surface. The box structure provides rigidity and stability to the furniture while also functioning as storage space. The components are formed to ship in a dissembled compact state and snap together with minimal use of fasteners and tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Thuma, Torrence Anderson, Michael R. Vogler
  • Patent number: 10322867
    Abstract: A cork-insulated cooler having a constant friction hinge assembly is described. The cooler is comprised of an outer basin having an open top, a plurality of cork panels lining the outer basin, a transparent inner basin having an open top which is constructed and arranged to hold and maintain the plurality of cork panels against the outer basin, a lid hingedly connected to the inner and outer basin, such that the lid can be positioned anywhere between a completely closed position to a completely open position and anywhere in between with the lid supporting itself in the chosen position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Sovaro Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Todd McLean Furneaux, Gary M. Fischer, Jr., Michael Thuma, William J. Phillips, Michael R. Vogler
  • Publication number: 20190039637
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile housekeeping cart having a base supported by casters and wheels, where the casters have user-accessible swivel-lock levers to aid in controlling the motion of the mobile cart. Brackets extend downward from the corners of the base as housings for wall-protecting corner rollers. The corner rollers are positioned at a sufficiently low height so that the adjustable shock absorption rollers will impact base trim on walls instead of the wall surfaces themselves. The cart also has a main body storage area with an adjustable shelf, and a top storage area with a top hood. Handles are provided for user control of the cart, as well as to provide an attachment area for removable side storage bags, as well as providing attachment of tools and cleaning supplies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Thuma, Michael R. Vogler, Michael Uffner
  • Patent number: 10188212
    Abstract: The invention involves a system and method for constructing lawn furniture. The system includes box type beam members as well as a large box structure supported above a ground surface. The box structure provides rigidity and stability to the furniture while also functioning as storage space. The components are formed to ship in a dissembled compact state and snap together with minimal use of fasteners and tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Suncast Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Thuma, Torrence Anderson, Michael R. Vogler
  • Patent number: D830738
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Suncast Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Thuma, Torrence Anderson, Brian C. Donnelly
  • Patent number: D831921
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Suncast Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Thuma, Torrence Anderson, Trevor Whitehead, Michael R. Vogler
  • Patent number: D832654
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Suncast Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: William J. Phillips, Dov Blitzer, Michael Thuma
  • Patent number: D838134
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Sovaro Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Todd McLean Furneaux, Michael Thuma, Torrence Anderson, Dov Blitzer
  • Patent number: D838140
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Sovaro Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Todd McLean Furneaux, Michael Thuma, Michael R. Vogler
  • Patent number: D838493
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Suncast Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Thuma, Torrence Anderson, Michael R. Vogler
  • Patent number: D840193
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Suncast Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Thuma, Robert G. Kopp, Michael R. Vogler
  • Patent number: D840194
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Sovaro Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Todd McLean Furneaux, Michael Thuma, Michael R. Vogler, Robert G. Kopp
  • Patent number: D843178
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sovaro Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Todd McLean Furneaux, Michael Thuma, Michael R. Vogler
  • Patent number: D850653
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Suncast Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Robert G. Kopp, Michael Thuma, Michael R. Vogler
  • Patent number: D850822
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Suncast Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Torrence Anderson, Michael Thuma, Kent J. Martin, Michael R. Vogler
  • Patent number: D854402
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Suncast Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Thuma, Torrence Anderson, Michael R. Vogler
  • Patent number: D854445
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Suncast Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Thuma, Torrence Anderson, Robert G. Kopp, Michael R. Vogler
  • Patent number: D854712
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Suncast Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Thuma, Torrence Anderson, Michael R. Vogler