Patents by Inventor Michael Wales

Michael Wales 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: 8328253
    Abstract: A heat shield having at least one shield portion, a grip having a proximal end and a distal end, and a collar located proximal of the grip and adapted to receive the shaft of a tool is provided herein. The at least one shield portion is rotatable with respect to the grip and may be weighted such that it remains pointing downward when the grip portion is rotated about a longitudinal axis therethrough. The at least one shield portion may include a main shield and at least one secondary shield rotatably connected to the main shield. The heat shield may also be provided as part of a cooking tool having a shaft with a proximal end and a distal end and a cooking element attached at the distal end of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Wales
  • Patent number: 8202016
    Abstract: A grill brush having a brush handle with a handle end and a brush end, the brush head having a fluid reservoir, a brush handle conduit and a valve located therein; a reservoir cap removeably attached to the handle end of the brush handle; the valve being in fluid communication with the reservoir; the brush handle conduit being in fluid communication with the valve; a brush head; a bristle holding member; a brush bristle surface located on the bristle holding member; a brush head conduit located in the brush head, and in fluid communication with the brush handle conduit; a plurality of groups of bristles emanating from the brush bristle surface; a plurality of orifices located on the brush bristle surface, and in communication with the brush head conduit; and a scraper is provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Wales
  • Publication number: 20110187137
    Abstract: A heat shield having at least one shield portion, a grip having a proximal end and a distal end, and a collar located proximal of said grip and adapted to receive the shaft of a tool is provided herein. The at least one shield portion is rotatable with respect to the grip and may be weighted such that it remains pointing downward when the grip portion is rotated about a longitudinal axis therethrough. The at least one shield portion may include a main shield and at least one secondary shield rotatably connected to the main shield. The heat shield may also be provided as part of a cooking tool having a shaft with a proximal end and a distal end and a cooking element attached at the distal end of the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Wales
  • Publication number: 20110173778
    Abstract: An auxiliary handle for use on tools or implements is provided herein. The auxiliary handle has a handle portion, a base portion, and an attachment portion for attaching the auxiliary handle to the shaft of a tool or implement. The handle portion has a body and a grip, the body being rotatably and slidably disposed in the base portion and may be adjusted into a variety of positions and/or orientations. The base portion is rotatably connected to the attachment portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Wales
  • Publication number: 20110135380
    Abstract: A grill brush having a brush handle with a handle end and a brush end, the brush head having a fluid reservoir, a brush handle conduit and a valve located therein; a reservoir cap removeably attached to the handle end of the brush handle; the valve being in fluid communication with the reservoir; the brush handle conduit being in fluid communication with the valve; a brush head; a bristle holding member; a brush bristle surface located on the bristle holding member; a brush head conduit located in the brush head, and in fluid communication with the brush handle conduit; a plurality of groups of bristles emanating from the brush bristle surface; a plurality of orifices located on the brush bristle surface, and in communication with the brush head conduit; and a scraper is provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Wales
  • Patent number: 7909526
    Abstract: A grill brush having a brush handle with a handle end and a brush end, the brush head having a fluid reservoir, a brush handle conduit and a valve located therein; a reservoir cap removeably attached to the handle end of the brush handle; the valve being in fluid communication with the reservoir; the brush handle conduit being in fluid communication with the valve; a brush head; a bristle holding member; a brush bristle surface located on the bristle holding member; a brush head conduit located in the brush head, and in fluid communication with the brush handle conduit; a plurality of groups of bristles emanating from the brush bristle surface; a plurality of orifices located on the brush bristle surface, and in communication with the brush head conduit; and a scraper is provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Wales
  • Patent number: 7632033
    Abstract: A grill brush comprising a handle, with a handle end and a brush head end; a hanging means attached a handle end of the handle; a reservoir located within the handle; a reservoir cap located on the handle; a brush head attached to the brush head end of the handle; the brush head comprising: a brush head bracket, a bristle base; a plurality of orifices for fluid distribution located in the bristle base; a plurality of bristles located on the bristle base; a scraper attached to the brush head; a distribution passageway in the handle, and in fluid communication with the orifices; an inlet valve located in the handle, and in fluid communication with the reservoir and the distribution passageway; a shut-off spool located on the handle, and in operable communication with the inlet valve; an anchor attached to the bristle base; a hole located in the brush head bracket configured to slide over the anchor; an attaching means attachable to the anchor, and configured to hold the bristle base to the brush head bracket; a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Inventor: Michael Wales
  • Patent number: D601345
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Inventor: Michael Wales
  • Patent number: D601346
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Inventor: Michael Wales
  • Patent number: D601347
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Inventor: Michael Wales
  • Patent number: D601349
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Inventor: Michael Wales
  • Patent number: D601350
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Inventor: Michael Wales
  • Patent number: D601351
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Inventor: Michael Wales
  • Patent number: D601808
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Inventor: Michael Wales
  • Patent number: D622510
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: Michael Wales
  • Patent number: D673372
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Wales
  • Patent number: D679909
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Wales
  • Patent number: D680335
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Wales
  • Patent number: D681345
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Wales
  • Patent number: D789095
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Wales