Patents by Inventor Paul E. Hsu

Paul E. Hsu 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: 20200281113
    Abstract: A powered hand-held spreader device is disclosed that has a handle that allows a user to grip and hold the device with one hand. The spreader includes an adjustable shutter, controlled by a rotary dial, to allow for distribution of a range of different granular products that require different flow rates for distribution. The granular product is contained in a hopper. The product can be distributed over various types of terrain, including, but not limited to, lawns, gardens, and paths. The spreader is driven by an electric motor actuated by a trigger. A spinning rotor plate distributes the granular product fed from the hopper. A trigger lock is optionally available to lock the trigger in the “on” position during use and to prevent actuation when the trigger is in the “off” position. An adjustable side deflector optionally can be used to control the distribution pattern of the granular product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Paul E. HSU, Paul M. HAVLOVITZ, Ryan R. BERGER, Chris W. CICENAS, Daniel F. WISNIEWSKI, Johannes HERTRICH
  • Patent number: 10595458
    Abstract: A powered hand-held spreader device is disclosed that has a handle that allows a user to grip and hold the device with one hand. The spreader includes an adjustable shutter, controlled by a rotary dial, to allow for distribution of a range of different granular products that require different flow rates for distribution. The granular product is contained in a hopper. The product can be distributed over various types of terrain, including, but not limited to, lawns, gardens, and paths. The spreader is driven by an electric motor actuated by a trigger. A spinning rotor plate distributes the granular product fed from the hopper. A trigger lock is optionally available to lock the trigger in the “on” position during use and to prevent actuation when the trigger is in the “off” position. An adjustable side deflector optionally can be used to control the distribution pattern of the granular product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul E. Hsu, Paul M. Havlovitz, Ryan R. Berger, Chris W. Cicenas, Daniel F. Wisniewski, Johannes Hertrich
  • Publication number: 20200053956
    Abstract: A spreader for broadcasting granular or particulate material over a surface includes a dual rotor configuration, a material deflection system, and a portable electronic device holder. The material deflection system includes components for deflecting material broadcasted by each of the rotors. The spreader includes a walking speed indicator to inform the user whether the current speed is too fast, too slow, or within an acceptable reference range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Paul E. Hsu, Ryan R. Berger, Daniel Wisniewski, Johannes Hertrich, John Knittle, Eric Glassner
  • Publication number: 20170049042
    Abstract: A powered hand-held spreader device is disclosed that has a handle that allows a user to grip and hold the device with one hand. The spreader includes an adjustable shutter, controlled by a rotary dial, to allow for distribution of a range of different granular products that require different flow rates for distribution. The granular product is contained in a hopper. The product can be distributed over various types of terrain, including, but not limited to, lawns, gardens, and paths. The spreader is driven by an electric motor actuated by a trigger. A spinning rotor plate distributes the granular product fed from the hopper. A trigger lock is optionally available to lock the trigger in the “on” position during use and to prevent actuation when the trigger is in the “off” position. An adjustable side deflector optionally can be used to control the distribution pattern of the granular product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Paul E. HSU, Paul M. HAVLOVITZ, Ryan R. BERGER, Chris W. CICENAS, Daniel F. WISNIEWSKI, Johannes HERTRICH
  • Patent number: 8807455
    Abstract: A spray device for dispensing chemicals is disclosed. The spray device comprises a cartridge defining an interior compartment for containing a liquid product, an applicator having a support body, an extendable wand attached to the support body, a handle at a rear end of the support body, and a pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul M. Havlovitz, Sean D. Montag, Paul E. Hsu, Jay F. Perkins, Michael T. Kopczewski
  • Patent number: 7823580
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for a range hood. The apparatus can include a housing and a lighting and control unit moveably coupled to the housing. The lighting and control unit can include a user interface and one or more lights. The lighting and control unit can be coupled to a motor that can move a first face of the lighting and control unit outward during use and can move the first face of the lighting and control unit inward when not in use. Some embodiments of the invention provide a fan mounted within the housing and a louver assembly coupled to the housing. The louver assembly can include one or more rotating louvers. In some embodiments, the louver assembly can be rotated downward to access at least one of a filter, a motor, and user interface electronics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Broan-Nutone LLC
    Inventors: Richard R. Sinur, Brian R. Wellnitz, Paul E. Hsu, Jay F. Perkins
  • Publication number: 20100163646
    Abstract: A spray device for dispensing chemicals is disclosed. The spray device comprises a cartridge defining an interior compartment for containing a liquid product, an applicator having a support body, an extendable wand attached to the support body, a handle at a rear end of the support body, and a pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: SMG Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul M. Havlovitz, Sean D. Montag, Paul E. Hsu, Jay F. Perkins, Michael T. Kopczewski
  • Patent number: 7152757
    Abstract: A coupling for connection of a tube comprises a coupling housing which includes a first end into which the tube is inserted, a clamping ring which is positioned in the coupling housing against a first conical surface, a sealing ring which is positioned in the coupling housing, and a return ring which is positioned in the coupling housing between the clamping ring and a second end of the housing adjacent a second conical surface that is tapered opposite to the first conical surface. The return ring is expandable and comprises a central aperture which is smaller than the external diameter of the tube. Accordingly, when the tube is pushed into the coupling housing and forced through the return ring, the return ring will expand and move along the second conical surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Maytag Corporation
    Inventors: Doug Huffer, Fred Lowery, Gary Petersen, Keith Gausmann, Samuel Marino, Gary Myers, Jamison J. Float, Jay F. Perkins, Steve Pever, Robert Hayes, Michael T. Kopczewski, Paul E. Hsu, Douglas G. Schaefer, Brent L. Burchfield, Jeffrey T. DeBord
  • Patent number: D522196
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: The Hoover Company
    Inventors: Lynn A. Frederick, Jeffrey A. Morgan, Kevin E. Scheifele, Brent L. Burchfield, Jeffrey T. DeBord, Paul E. Hsu, Duane B. Kutsch
  • Patent number: D535009
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Broan-NuTone LLC
    Inventors: Richard R. Sinur, Brian R. Wellnitz, Gregg M. Davis, Jeffrey T. DeBord, Paul E. Hsu, Diana W. Juratovac, Jay F. Perkins, Sean D. Montag, Doug S. Rubel
  • Patent number: D557397
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Broan-NuTone LLC
    Inventors: Richard R. Sinur, Brian R. Wellnitz, Brent L. Burchfield, Gregg M. Davis, Jeffrey T. DeBord, Paul E. Hsu, Diana W. Juratovac, Jay F. Perkins, Sean D. Montag
  • Patent number: D563539
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Broan-NuTone LLC
    Inventors: Richard R. Sinur, Brian R. Wellnitz, Gregg M. Davis, Jeffrey T. DeBord, Paul E. Hsu, Diana W. Juratovac, Jay F. Perkins
  • Patent number: D796922
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul E. Hsu, Paul M. Havlovitz, Ryan R. Berger, Chris W. Cicenas, Daniel Wisniewski, Johannes Hertrich
  • Patent number: D855421
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul E. Hsu, Paul M. Havlovitz, Ryan R. Berger, Chris W. Cicenas, Daniel Wisniewski, Johannes Hertrich
  • Patent number: D860261
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul E. Hsu, Ryan R. Berger, Daniel Wisniewski, Johannes Hertrich, John Knittle, Eric Glassner
  • Patent number: D893270
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul E. Hsu, Paul M. Havlovitz, Ryan R. Berger, Chris W. Cicenas, Daniel Wisniewski, Johannes Hertrich
  • Patent number: D909421
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul E. Hsu, Ryan R. Berger, Daniel Wisniewski, Johannes Hertrich, John Knittle, Eric Glassner
  • Patent number: D916569
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul E. Hsu, Ryan R. Berger, Chris C. Cicenas, Daniel Wisniewski
  • Patent number: D936109
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul E. Hsu, Ryan R. Berger, Daniel Wisniewski, Johannes Hertrich, John Knittle, Eric Glassner
  • Patent number: D938239
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul E. Hsu, Ryan R. Berger, Chris C. Cicenas, Daniel Wisniewski