Norman A. Steinkamp 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).
Abstract: A system is provided for reflex-free coaxial illumination that includes an objective lens group having an optical axis. An illumination source is axially disposed from the objective lens. The illumination source provides at least one light beam. The light beam is directed across the optical axis through a peripheral section of the objective lens. The light beam form a continuous field of illumination at a subject. A reflex mask is disposed behind the illumination source.
Abstract: To minimize damage to the surrounding environment, a drip coffeemaker, adapted for use as either an under-the-cabinet unit or a counter-top unit and including a carafe, has a closed system during and following a brewing cycle with a venting arrangement being provided to vent heated vapor or steam back to a water reservoir of the system, the reservoir being fillable by a pull-out drawer. The carafe is a glass vessel having a plastic collar mounted thereon in which is supported a coffee basket. A cover for the carafe has an annular groove provided in its top surface with a series of ports formed in the bottom of the groove in a spreader configuration. The coffeemaker also includes a cabinet-type housing having a carafe-receiving cavity with a ported shower plate floatingly mounted in the top of the cavity for sealing engagement with the top of the carafe cover when the carafe is inserted into the cavity. The venting arrangement is provided, in part, in the shower plate.