Patents by Inventor Paul C. Evans

Paul C. Evans 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: 20190274433
    Abstract: A reconfigurable apparatus for seating a user and having: a frame; a seat movable relative to the frame between: a) a first position in which the seat resides with no user sitting on the seat; and b) a loaded position; a back rest with a changeable angular orientation relative to the frame; and an adjusting assembly having a plurality of gears that move relative to each other as an incident of the seat moving from the first position into the loaded position to thereby cause an increase in resistance to changing of the angular orientation of the back rest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Aaron DeJule, Scott Padiak, Paul C. Evans
  • Patent number: 10292498
    Abstract: A reconfigurable apparatus having: a frame; at least a first component on the frame upon which a force is applied in a first manner in using the apparatus for its intended purpose; and at least a second component on the frame that is movable relative to the at least first component and/or the frame and upon which a force can be applied in a second manner to reconfigure the apparatus by moving the at least second component relative to the at least first component and/or the frame. An adjusting assembly cooperates between the at least first component and the at least second component and is configured so that as an incident of the force being applied in the first manner changing, the force being applied in the second manner required to reconfigure the apparatus changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: Aaron DeJule, Scott Padiak, Paul C. Evans
  • Publication number: 20160227935
    Abstract: A reconfigurable apparatus having: a frame; at least a first component on the frame upon which a force is applied in a first manner in using the apparatus for its intended purpose; and at least a second component on the frame that is movable relative to the at least first component and/or the frame and upon which a force can be applied in a second manner to reconfigure the apparatus by moving the at least second component relative to the at least first component and/or the frame. An adjusting assembly cooperates between the at least first component and the at least second component and is configured so that as an incident of the force being applied in the first manner changing, the force being applied in the second manner required to reconfigure the apparatus changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Aaron DeJule, Scott Padiak, Paul C. Evans
  • Patent number: 8516966
    Abstract: A modular table system in which two or more tables are capable of being used independently, and are also capable of being vertically nested and rotated in the nested condition to different configurations. The tables each include a table top having a base supported by a multi-point leg or equivalent, and an inner corner supported by a tubular leg located beneath and within the periphery of the table top. The table top on at least the lower table includes an opening aligned with and matching the lower table's tubular leg to admit the upper table's tubular leg into a nested and rotating fit with the lower tubular leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Paul C. Evans
  • Patent number: 7926214
    Abstract: A device for a two-way adjustable sign system for mounting to a shelf, the device comprising a frame having an upper rail, a lower rail, and a first and a second side bracket, the upper rail and the lower rail each having an inner and an outer rail, wherein the inner rail is slidably moveable within the outer rail, and wherein the first and second side brackets each have an inner and outer bracket wherein the inner bracket is slidably movable within the outer bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Cormark, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Conway, Scott Padiak, Paul C. Evans
  • Patent number: 7845101
    Abstract: A self-returning horizontal sign system mounts to an associated structure. The system sign includes an upper rail having front and rear, parallel, spaced apart tracks and a lower rail having front and rear, parallel, spaced apart tracks. A pair of panels extend between and span the upper and lower rails. Each panel has a carrier assembly mounted to an upper region thereof for cooperation with a respective front or rear track of the upper rail. The carrier assemblies have at least two rollers that are carried in the upper rail. The panels each move between an open position and a closed position. A closure formed as a pull box is associated each panel and includes a spool having a cable wrapped around it. The spool is rotatable to retract and extract the cable from about the spool. The closure includes a tension bias element operably connected to the spool to bias the spool to retract the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Cormark, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Padiak, Thomas M. Conway, Paul C. Evans, Jeffrey C. Ouyang
  • Publication number: 20090249668
    Abstract: A device for a two-way adjustable sign system for mounting to a shelf, the device comprising a frame having an upper rail, a lower rail, and a first and a second side bracket, the upper rail and the lower rail each having an inner and an outer rail, wherein the inner rail is slidably moveable within the outer rail, and wherein the first and second side brackets each have an inner and outer bracket wherein the inner bracket is slidably movable within the outer bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: Cormark, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Conway, Scott Padiak, Paul C. Evans
  • Patent number: 7475855
    Abstract: A mount for mounting a sign to the post of an associated structure includes a base element fixedly mounted to the post that defines a hinge region and a base plane, and a support arm having a shoulder mounted at the shoulder to the base element. The support arm is pivotable about the base element between a first position parallel to the base plane and a second position transverse to the base plane. A pair of springs extend between and connect the base element and the support arm. The base element and the support arm are engaged with one another, and are maintained engaged with one another, only by the tension of the springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Cormark, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Padiak, Paul C. Evans, Jeffrey C. Ouyang
  • Publication number: 20070209252
    Abstract: A self-returning horizontal sign system mounts to an associated structure. The system sign includes an upper rail having front and rear, parallel, spaced apart tracks and a lower rail having front and rear, parallel, spaced apart tracks. A pair of panels extend between and span the upper and lower rails. Each panel has a carrier assembly mounted to an upper region thereof for cooperation with a respective front or rear track of the upper rail. The carrier assemblies have at least two rollers that are carried in the upper rail. The panels each move between an open position and a closed position. A closure formed as a pull box is associated each panel and includes a spool having a cable wrapped around it. The spool is rotatable to retract and extract the cable from about the spool. The closure includes a tension bias element operably connected to the spool to bias the spool to retract the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2006
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Applicant: CORMARK, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Padiak, Thomas M. Conway, Paul C. Evans, Jeffrey C. Ouyang
  • Patent number: 7207536
    Abstract: A biased-assisted sign mounting system is for mounting a sign to a structure, that includes a vertical upright post having a face having a plurality of vertically extending, spaced apart openings. The mounting system includes a spine adapted to mount to the vertical post. The spine has a face portion. Upper and lower sign mount portions are mounted to the spine. At least one of the mount portions has a biasing element securing portion. Upper and lower arms are mounted to respective upper and lower sign mount portions. The arms each have a pivot defining collinear axes. One of the upper and lower arms has a biasing element securing portion. A biasing element operably connects one of the arms to its respective mount portion such that the arm is pivotal between first and second positions and is biased toward the first and second positions by the biasing element. A floating insert mounts the spine to the upright.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Cormark, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Conway, Scott Padiak, Paul C. Evans
  • Patent number: 7207542
    Abstract: A mount for securing an associated object such as a sign to a supporting structure having wall defining an opening therein and having an outer surface and an inner surface, includes a mounting element adapted to receive the object. The mounting element has a body having an opening therein that is defined by edges. The opening has a predetermined shape. The body has a pair of resilient fingers extending rearwardly from the body. The fingers define portions of the edges of the opening in the body. A wedge has a base and a pair of resilient legs depending from the base. The wedge has a predetermined shape adapted for receipt in the body opening. The legs each have a notch formed therein. The mounting element is positioned with the resilient fingers in the supporting structure wall opening with the fingers locked to the supporting structure wall and the wedge is received in the body opening to interfere with the mounting element fingers flexing inward, securing the mounting element to the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Cormark, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Conway, Scott Padiak, Paul C. Evans
  • Patent number: 7137606
    Abstract: An adjustable, channel-mount system for mounting a sign to a shelf includes a spring-loaded mounting bracket having a mounting portion moveably connected to a sign-holding portion and an elongated sign-holder. The sign-holding portion of the mounting bracket features at least one channel. At least one securing element configured for engagement with the at least one channel of the sign-holding portion of the mounting bracket is included on a back surface of the sign-holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Cormark, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Conway, Scott Padiak, Paul C. Evans
  • Patent number: 6701575
    Abstract: A hinge mounting assembly for an associated door panel is used for mounting to a panel to a storage rack. The rack generally includes at least one post having a front face and a side face. The front face has slots therein and the door panel generally has at least one bore defined therein. The hinge mounting assembly has a post plate and a door clamping member. The post plate has a hinge portion with a first end and a second end. The first end has bearing surfaces and an intermediate helical bearing surface. A door clamping member is pivotally mounted to the post plate. The door clamping member has a hinge post with a bearing surfaces and a helical bearing surface. The helical bearing surfaces enable the hinge mounting assembly to be “self closing” as well as reversibly mounted to the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Cormark, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Padiak, Thomas M. Conway, Paul C. Evans
  • Publication number: 20030131445
    Abstract: A hinge mounting assembly for an associated door panel is used for mounting to a panel to a storage rack. The rack generally includes at least one post having a front face and a side face. The front face has slots therein and the door panel generally has at least one bore defined therein. The hinge mounting assembly has a post plate and a door clamping member. The post plate has a hinge portion with a first end and a second end. The first end has bearing surfaces and an intermediate helical bearing surface. A door clamping member is pivotally mounted to the post plate. The door clamping member has a hinge post with a bearing surfaces and a helical bearing surface. The helical bearing surfaces enable the hinge mounting assembly to be “self closing” as well as reversibly mounted to the post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Applicant: Cormark, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Padiak, Thomas M. Conway, Paul C. Evans
  • Patent number: 6581312
    Abstract: An adjustable sign mount and graphic for mounting to an associated display includes a spine, a mounting bracket and a graphic. The spine has an elongated dimension and is formed having a bracket channel and a graphic channel. Each the bracket channel and the graphic channel include a plurality of support walls transverse to the spine elongated dimension and a plurality of locking walls parallel to the spine elongated dimension and extending respectively from the support walls to define bracket channel and graphic channel upper and lower locking walls. The bracket channel and graphic channel upper and lower locking walls define bracket and graphic spine openings, respectively, in the bracket and graphic channels. The mounting bracket has a first end mountable to the associated display and a second end defining a mounting portion that is configured for insertion into one of the bracket spine openings and lockingly engagable with opposing upper and lower bracket locking walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: Cormark, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Padiak, Paul C. Evans
  • Patent number: 6485120
    Abstract: An improved drawer glide for a drawer slide assembly provides drawer slide securement means taking the form of an internal recess with a ramped locking tab that lockingly secures a rear portion of an elongated metal drawer slide extending past a rear panel of a drawer. By providing the recess within the drawer glide as part of the drawer slide securement means, a range of lengths of drawer slides may be used for a given drawer length, significantly reducing the number of different sizes of drawer slides required to meet demands of the furniture industry. The ramped locking tab also facilitates furniture assembly by providing reliable securement of the drawer slide in the drawer guide prior to installation on in a furniture unit. External integral reinforcement means are also provided in the form of gussets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: Kenlin Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Pomerleau, Paul C. Evans
  • Patent number: 6378818
    Abstract: A sign-mounting system for mounting a sign to a structure, includes a frame portion mountable to the sign and a mounting portion mountable to the structure. The system can be symmetrical with each side having coupling elements of the frame and mounting portions which include generally circular rims which fit generally concentrically one within the other. Each rim has locking parts of different radius than adjacent portions of that rim, and the locking parts of respective rims engage to resist rotation. The locking parts can be configured so that resistance to rotation occurs at a plurality of orientations. The respective locking parts can be of different arc lengths to provide a limited range of rotation before the locking parts resist rotation, and a spring can bias rotation in one direction. At least one of the coupling elements can be reversible with two opposite-facing rims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: Cormark, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Padiak, Paul C. Evans
  • Patent number: 6363643
    Abstract: An adjustable sign mount and graphic for mounting to an associated display includes a spine, a mounting bracket and a graphic. The spine has an elongated dimension and is formed having a bracket channel and a graphic channel. Each the bracket channel and the graphic channel include a plurality of support walls transverse to the spine elongated dimension and a plurality of locking walls parallel to the spine elongated dimension and extending respectively from the support walls to define bracket channel and graphic channel upper and lower locking walls. The bracket channel and graphic channel upper and lower locking walls define bracket and graphic spine openings, respectively, in the bracket and graphic channels. The mounting bracket has a first end mountable to the associated display and a second end defining a mounting portion that is configured for insertion into one of the bracket spine openings and lockingly engagable with opposing upper and lower bracket locking walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Cormark, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Padiak, Paul C. Evans
  • Publication number: 20020007577
    Abstract: An adjustable sign mount and graphic for mounting to an associated display includes a spine, a mounting bracket and a graphic. The spine has an elongated dimension and is formed having a bracket channel and a graphic channel. Each the bracket channel and the graphic channel include a plurality of support walls transverse to the spine elongated dimension and a plurality of locking walls parallel to the spine elongated dimension and extending respectively from the support walls to define bracket channel and graphic channel upper and lower locking walls. The bracket channel and graphic channel upper and lower locking walls define bracket and graphic spine openings, respectively, in the bracket and graphic channels. The mounting bracket has a first end mountable to the associated display and a second end defining a mounting portion that is configured for insertion into one of the bracket spine openings and lockingly engagable with opposing upper and lower bracket locking walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2001
    Publication date: January 24, 2002
    Inventors: Scott Padiak, Paul C. Evans
  • Patent number: 6230906
    Abstract: A display rack for displaying and dispensing cylindrically-shaped products. The display rack includes a first storage region and a second storage region. The first storage region is capable of holding a plurality of cylindrically-shaped products. The first storage region has a first dispensing position. The first storage region is tilted towards the first dispensing position. The second storage region surface is capable of holding a plurality of cylindrically-shaped products. The second storage region has a second dispensing position. The second storage region is adjacent to the first storage region. The first storage region and the second storage region tilt away from each other. The second storage region is tilted towards the second dispensing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: Cormark, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Padiak, Paul C. Evans