Patents by Inventor Paul Steinweg

Paul Steinweg 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: 20210283767
    Abstract: A wrench rack includes a base portion having a first side and a second side, and a first rail and a second rail. Each of the first rail and second rail includes a plurality of wrench slots formed at a predetermined angle. The first rail and second rail are releasably coupled with the first side and second side of the base portion, respectively, in a first configuration and the first rail and second rail are releasably coupled to the second side and first side of the base portion, respectively, in a second configuration, such that an orientation of the predetermined angle of the wrench slots of the first configuration is reversed in the second configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Paul Steinweg, Eric Van Fossen
  • Patent number: 11059163
    Abstract: A wrench rack includes a base portion having a first side and a second side, and a first rail and a second rail. Each of the first rail and second rail includes a plurality of wrench slots formed at a predetermined angle. The first rail and second rail are releasably coupled with the first side and second side of the base portion, respectively, in a first configuration and the first rail and second rail are releasably coupled to the second side and first side of the base portion, respectively, in a second configuration, such that an orientation of the predetermined angle of the wrench slots of the first configuration is reversed in the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: APEX BRANDS, INC
    Inventors: Paul Steinweg, Eric Van Fossen
  • Publication number: 20200039058
    Abstract: A wrench rack includes a base portion having a first side and a second side, and a first rail and a second rail. Each of the first rail and second rail includes a plurality of wrench slots formed at a predetermined angle. The first rail and second rail are releasably coupled with the first side and second side of the base portion, respectively, in a first configuration and the first rail and second rail are releasably coupled to the second side and first side of the base portion, respectively, in a second configuration, such that an orientation of the predetermined angle of the wrench slots of the first configuration is reversed in the second configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Steinweg, Eric Van Fossen
  • Patent number: 9975225
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for use with a tool has a tool having a first working end, an opposite second end, a central axis therebetween, and a least one axial recess formed on an outer surface of the tool. A cap is rotatably received on the tool opposite second end, the cap comprising at least one recess formed on an outer surface thereon. The cap is rotatable between a first position in which the cap at least one recess aligns with the tool at least one recess, and a second position in which the cap at least one recess is out of alignment with the tool at least one recess. The locking mechanism further comprises a detent operatively positioned between the tool and the cap. The detent may be a pin and a spring, where the spring biases the cap into the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Apex Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Steinweg, Hsien-Chung Tuan-Mu
  • Publication number: 20140360321
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for use with a tool has a tool having a first working end, an opposite second end, a central axis therebetween, and a least one axial recess formed on an outer surface of the tool. A cap is rotatably received on the tool opposite second end, the cap comprising at least one recess formed on an outer surface thereon. The cap is rotatable between a first position in which the cap at least one recess aligns with the tool at least one recess, and a second position in which the cap at least one recess is out of alignment with the tool at least one recess. The locking mechanism further comprises a detent operatively positioned between the tool and the cap. The detent may be a pin and a spring, where the spring biases the cap into the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Paul Steinweg, Hsien-Chung Tuan-Mu
  • Patent number: 8813612
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for use with a tool has a tool having a first working end, an opposite second end, a central axis therebetween, and a least one axial recess formed on an outer surface of the tool. A cap is rotatably received on the tool opposite second end, the cap comprising at least one recess formed on an outer surface thereon. The cap is rotatable between a first position in which the cap at least one recess aligns with the tool at least one recess, and a second position in which the cap at least one recess is out of alignment with the tool at least one recess. The locking mechanism further comprises a detent operatively positioned between the tool and the cap. The detent may be a pin and a spring, where the spring biases the cap into the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Apex Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Steinweg, Hsien-Chung Tuan-Mu
  • Publication number: 20130228985
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for use with a tool has a tool having a first working end, an opposite second end, a central axis therebetween, and a least one axial recess formed on an outer surface of the tool. A cap is rotatably received on the tool opposite second end, the cap comprising at least one recess formed on an outer surface thereon. The cap is rotatable between a first position in which the cap at least one recess aligns with the tool at least one recess, and a second position in which the cap at least one recess is out of alignment with the tool at least one recess. The locking mechanism further comprises a detent operatively positioned between the tool and the cap. The detent may be a pin and a spring, where the spring biases the cap into the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: Easco Hand Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Steinweg, Hsien-Chung Tuan-Mu
  • Patent number: 8375831
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for use with a tool has a tool having a first working end, an opposite second end, a central axis therebetween, and a least one axial recess formed on an outer surface of the tool. A cap is rotatably received on the tool opposite second end, the cap comprising at least one recess formed on an outer surface thereon. The cap is rotatable between a first position in which the cap at least one recess aligns with the tool at least one recess, and a second position in which the cap at least one recess is out of alignment with the tool at least one recess. The locking mechanism further comprises a detent operatively positioned between the tool and the cap. The detent may be a pin and a spring, where the spring biases the cap into the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Easco Hand Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Steinweg, Hsien-Chung Tuan-Mu
  • Publication number: 20090107303
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for use with a tool has a tool having a first working end, an opposite second end, a central axis therebetween, and a least one axial recess formed on an outer surface of the tool. A cap is rotatably received on the tool opposite second end, the cap comprising at least one recess formed on an outer surface thereon. The cap is rotatable between a first position in which the cap at least one recess aligns with the tool at least one recess, and a second position in which the cap at least one recess is out of alignment with the tool at least one recess. The locking mechanism further comprises a detent operatively positioned between the tool and the cap. The detent may be a pin and a spring, where the spring biases the cap into the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventors: Paul Steinweg, Hsien-Chung Tuan-Mu
  • Publication number: 20080023104
    Abstract: A funnel having a receiving chamber, a neck portion, a valve and a couple connected to the neck portion, the coupler having a housing having an axial bore formed therethrough and a cam body received therein, the cam body having an axial bore formed there through, where the cam body cams the walls of the housing radially outward between a first diameter and a second diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Inventor: Paul Steinweg
  • Publication number: 20070186995
    Abstract: A funnel having a receiving chamber, a neck portion, a valve and a couple connected to the neck portion, the coupler having a housing having an axial bore formed therethrough and a cam body received therein, the cam body having an axial bore formed there through, where the cam body cams the walls of the housing radially outward between a first diameter and a second diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Inventor: Paul Steinweg
  • Publication number: 20070031202
    Abstract: A ratchet wrench assembly for use with a tap and a die, comprising a wrench having a first handle and a head at one end of the first handle that defines an opening therethrough. A ratchet ring is disposed in the head opening such that the ratchet ring rotates with respect to the head portion in a first direction and rotates with the head portion in a second direction. The ratchet ring defines a substantially cylindrical inner engaging surface having a rib projecting radially inwardly therefrom. An adapter includes a lower portion for receiving one of the tap and the die and a barrel portion defining a depression in an outer surface. The ratcheting ring slidably receives the barrel portion therein and is rotationally fixed to the ratchet ring by the rib and the depression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2005
    Publication date: February 8, 2007
    Inventors: Hsien-Chung Mu, Paul Steinweg