Patents by Inventor Paul B. Specht

Paul B. Specht 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: 20190274278
    Abstract: A pet perch comprising of a rectangular wire frame and wire wall brace with brace clips that firmly attaches the frame to the wall brace. The assembly can be attached to window sills (single hung and double hung design) using sill clips or to windows without sills (casement design) using sill clips eliminating the necessity for attachment by screws, hook and loop fasteners and suction cups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Sarabjit S. Randhava, PAUL B. SPECHT, JAMES N. ELESH
  • Patent number: 8186309
    Abstract: A pet toy may include an outer covering and a bladder assembly. The bladder assembly may include a bladder and a squeaker assembly. The squeaker assembly may include one or more ribs. The bladder may include a body and a neck. The neck may have one or more grooves. A rib may engage a groove. The engagement of the rib with the groove may prevent the squeaker assembly from exiting the opening of the bladder when the bladder is compressed. The body of the bladder may have a shape which allows the body to return to the uncompressed state after the body has been compressed. The body may be made of a material which allows the body to return to the uncompressed state after the body has been compressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: SJ Assets, LLC
    Inventor: Paul B. Specht
  • Patent number: 7950352
    Abstract: A pet toy may include an outer covering and a bladder assembly. The bladder assembly may include a bladder and a squeaker assembly. The squeaker assembly may include one or more ribs. The bladder may include a body and a neck. The neck may have one or more grooves. A rib may engage a groove. The engagement of the rib with the groove may prevent the squeaker assembly from exiting the opening of the bladder when the bladder is compressed. The body of the bladder may have a shape which allows the body to return to the uncompressed state after the body has been compressed. The body may be made of a material which allows the body to return to the uncompressed state after the body has been compressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: SJ Assets, LLC
    Inventor: Paul B. Specht
  • Publication number: 20110048338
    Abstract: A pet toy may include an outer covering and a bladder assembly. The bladder assembly may include a bladder and a squeaker assembly. The squeaker assembly may include one or more ribs. The bladder may include a body and a neck. The neck may have one or more grooves. A rib may engage a groove. The engagement of the rib with the groove may prevent the squeaker assembly from exiting the opening of the bladder when the bladder is compressed. The body of the bladder may have a shape which allows the body to return to the uncompressed state after the body has been compressed. The body may be made of a material which allows the body to return to the uncompressed state after the body has been compressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: Tuff Enuff Pet Products, LLC
    Inventor: Paul B. Specht
  • Publication number: 20110048337
    Abstract: A pet toy may include an outer covering and a bladder assembly. The bladder assembly may include a bladder and a squeaker assembly. The squeaker assembly may include one or more ribs. The bladder may include a body and a neck. The neck may have one or more grooves. A rib may engage a groove. The engagement of the rib with the groove may prevent the squeaker assembly from exiting the opening of the bladder when the bladder is compressed. The body of the bladder may have a shape which allows the body to return to the uncompressed state after the body has been compressed. The body may be made of a material which allows the body to return to the uncompressed state after the body has been compressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: Tuff Enuff Pet Products, LLC
    Inventor: Paul B. Specht
  • Publication number: 20100032076
    Abstract: The roofing tape may include a substrate and tabs. The tabs may be attached to the substrate with adhesive. The roofing tape may be made as a seam tape or as a field tape. The seam tape may be used at the seams of the roofing material and the adhesive adheres to the roofing material. The seam tape creates a seal between the edges of adjacent rows of roofing paper in order to prevent water and/or wind from entering the seam. The tape facilitates the proper spacing of the tabs because the tabs are pre-applied to the tape. The tabs can be quickly applied by unrolling the tape. An applicator device may be used for applying the tape to the roofing material. An assembly device for applying the tabs to the substrate may be used. An assembly and applicator device may be used which assembles the tabs to the substrate and then applies the assembled tape to the roofing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Applicant: TabSeal LLC
    Inventors: Tore Turney, Paul B. Specht
  • Patent number: 7624469
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cleaning implement, preferably in the form of a roller mop, that includes a mop head, a shaft, and a wringer. The cleaning implement further includes a connecting link connected to the mop head and to the shaft or wringer. The mop head has a connecting side and a cleaning side thereby defining a mop axis, which axis is disposed at an oblique angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the shaft. At least a portion of the connecting link is disposed with the shaft. The mop head can include a scrubber attachment. Also inventive is the disclosed mechanism by which the scrubber attachment connects to the head of the mop. Various embodiments of mop heads can be used with the invention. A cleaning cloth can be mounted to the mop head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Freudenberg Household Products
    Inventors: Paul B. Specht, Paul M. Lesley, David A. McKnight
  • Publication number: 20090025163
    Abstract: The cleaning implement may include a shaft, a mop that comprises a plurality of liquid absorbent members, such as strings or strips, disposed at one end of the shaft, and a wringing sleeve. The wringing sleeve may be movable axially with respect to the shaft and may be rotatable relative thereto. The wringing sleeve may include a resilient engagement member. The resilient engagement member may include a shaft and a fin. The fin may move in and out of the interior of the wringing sleeve according to the deflection of the engagement member shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: Carl Freudenberg KG
    Inventors: Paul B. Specht, Paul M. Lesley
  • Patent number: 7228797
    Abstract: A cordless blind includes a headrail, a bottom rail suspended from the headrail by a first cord and a second cord, a wall covering disposed between the headrail and the bottom rail, and a drive actuator. The drive actuator includes a spring motor, a spool coupled to the spring motor, a first tensioning mechanism, and a second tensioning mechanism. The first and second tensioning mechanisms are configured to impact a resistant force on movement of the first and second cords. The drive actuator may include a spool, a spring motor, a biasing element configured to provide a force biased against movement of the bottom rail, and a bias relief mechanism that is configured to provide for selective application and relief of the biasing force by the biasing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Sundberg-Ferar, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Hillman, Evan T. Ward, Paul B. Specht
  • Patent number: 7124464
    Abstract: A method of providing a mop with surface scrubbing capability, that includes providing a surface scrubbing attachment device, and attaching the device to the mop for scrubbing presentation to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Inventors: Todd A. Williams, Paul B. Specht
  • Patent number: 6854149
    Abstract: Disclosed is a butterfly mop having an elongate shaft with a channel body disposed at one end of the shaft, the channel body having first and second leg portions defining a channel therebetween, the mop further having a mop element including a foldable, compressible, liquid-absorbent member. The mop element and channel body are hingedly movable along a hinge line relative to one another, whereby the mop element may be drawn into the channel causing the mop element to fold along a transverse axis and to become compressed between the channel body leg portions. A manual actuation mechanism includes a handle and a tension rod connecting the handle to one of the mop element and channel body for effecting relative hinged movement thereof. The mop element preferably includes plural pairs of apertures for allowing mounting of the mop element to variously sized mop element supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Assignee: Freudenberg Household Products LP
    Inventors: Paul B. Specht, Edgar Wagner
  • Publication number: 20040177933
    Abstract: A cordless blind includes a headrail, a bottom rail suspended from the headrail by a first cord and a second cord, a wall covering disposed between the headrail and the bottom rail, and a drive actuator. The drive actuator includes a spring motor, a spool coupled to the spring motor, a first tensioning mechanism, and a second tensioning mechanism. The first and second tensioning mechanisms are configured to impact a resistant force on movement of the first and second cords. The drive actuator may include a spool, a spring motor, a biasing element configured to provide a force biased against movement of the bottom rail, and a bias relief mechanism that is configured to provide for selective application and relief of the biasing force by the biasing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2004
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Applicant: NEWELL WINDOW FURNISHINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael D. Hillman, Evan T. Ward, Paul B. Specht
  • Patent number: 6785927
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cleaning implement, preferably in the form of a roller mop, that includes a mop head, a shaft, and a wringer. The cleaning implement further includes a connecting link connected to the mop head and to the shaft or wringer. The mop head has a connecting side and a cleaning side thereby defining a mop axis, which axis is disposed at an oblique angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the shaft. The connecting link is positioned with respect to the mop head to permit the mop head to travel along a path substantially coextensive with the mop axis over at least a portion of the range of travel of the mop head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Freudenberg Household Products
    Inventors: Paul M. Lesley, Paul B. Specht
  • Patent number: 6785928
    Abstract: Disclosed is a butterfly mop having an elongate shaft with a channel body disposed at one end of the shaft, the channel body having first and second leg portions defining a channel therebetween, the mop further having a mop element including a foldable, compressible, liquid-absorbent member. The mop element and channel body are hingedly movable along a hinge line relative to one another, whereby the mop element may be drawn into the channel causing the mop element to fold along a transverse axis and to become compressed between the channel body leg portions. A manual actuation mechanism includes a handle and a tension rod connecting the handle to one of the mop element and channel body for effecting relative hinged movement thereof. The mop element preferably includes plural pairs of apertures for allowing mounting of the mop element to variously sized mop element supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Freudenberg Household Products LP
    Inventors: Paul B. Specht, Edgar Wagner
  • Publication number: 20040098820
    Abstract: A method of providing a mop with surface scrubbing capability, that includes providing a surface scrubbing attachment device, and attaching the device to the mop for scrubbing presentation to the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2003
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Inventors: Todd A. Williams, Paul B. Specht
  • Publication number: 20030115700
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cleaning implement, preferably in the form of a roller mop, that includes a mop head, a shaft, and a wringer. The cleaning implement further includes a connecting link connected to the mop head and to the shaft or wringer. The mop head has a connecting side and a cleaning side thereby defining a mop axis, which axis is disposed at an oblique angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the shaft. The connecting link is positioned with respect to the mop head to permit the mop head to travel along a path substantially coextensive with the mop axis over at least a portion of the range of travel of the mop head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Applicant: Freudenberg Household Products
    Inventors: Paul M. Lesley, Paul B. Specht
  • Publication number: 20030101527
    Abstract: Disclosed is a butterfly mop having an elongate shaft with a channel body disposed at one end of the shaft, the channel body having first and second leg portions defining a channel therebetween, the mop further having a mop element including a foldable, compressible, liquid-absorbent member. The mop element and channel body are hingedly movable along a hinge line relative to one another, whereby the mop element may be drawn into the channel causing the mop element to fold along a transverse axis and to become compressed between the channel body leg portions. A manual actuation mechanism includes a handle and a tension rod connecting the handle to one of the mop element and channel body for effecting relative hinged movement thereof. The mop element preferably includes plural pairs of apertures for allowing mounting of the mop element to variously sized mop element supports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2003
    Publication date: June 5, 2003
    Applicant: Freudenberg Household Products LP
    Inventors: Paul B. Specht, Edgar Wagner
  • Publication number: 20030084530
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mop having an elongate shaft, a mop element, and an operating member that is axially movable along a portion of the shaft between a range of mopping positions and a latch position. One end portion of the mop element is retained in a fixed position at one end of the shaft, the other end portion of the mop element is retained at one end of the operating member with an intermediate mopping portion formed into a bight. In accordance with the invention, the mop includes a latch mechanism for axially retaining the operating member in the latch position. The latch mechanism includes a detent portion and a shoulder portion. One portion is fixedly mounted to the shaft and the other is mounted on the operating member. Preferably, the mop is a twist mop wherein the operating member is relatively rotatable with respect to the shaft. More preferably, the mop includes a ratchet mechanism for releasably restricting relative rotation of the operating member and shaft to one direction of rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Applicant: Freudenberg Household Products LP
    Inventor: Paul B. Specht
  • Patent number: 6487745
    Abstract: Disclosed is a self-wringing flat mop. The mop includes a shaft having an operator end and a cleaning end, a plate disposed at the cleaning end of the shaft and being pivotally connected thereto, and a wringing mechanism. A liquid absorbent member such as a cleaning cover is disposed on the plate. The wringing mechanism includes a wringing handle that is disposed on the shaft and that is axially moveable with respect thereto, and a wringer connected to the wringing handle. When wringing the mop, the wringer handle is moved relative to the axis of the shaft to thereby move the wringer into a position to cover the plate and liquid absorbent member. In this position, the wringer exerts a force on the plate sufficient to compress the liquid absorbent member between the plate and the wringer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: Freudenberg Household Products LP
    Inventor: Paul B. Specht
  • Patent number: D499555
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: Freudenberg Household Products, LP
    Inventors: Timothy Molek, Chris Boyer, Paul B. Specht