Patents by Inventor Paul T. Zink

Paul T. Zink 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: 20200087905
    Abstract: An integrated bathroom electronic system including a plurality of sensors to detect conditions within a bathroom and to provide signals indicative thereof to a controller. A plurality of distinct and exclusive modules or subsystems are illustratively provided for integration into the system. Such modules may include a quick hot water module, a roman tub module, a custom shower module, a hands free faucet module, and a tub shower module. In certain illustrative faucet modules, a controller is configured to select between a manual mode of operation and a hands-free mode of operation in response to a mode signal, and is configured to control an electrically operable valve in response to a proximity signal during the hands-free mode of operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Ryan A. Reeder, Spencer L. Stohler, Andrew B. Mendenhall, Paul T. Zink, Robert W. Rodenbeck
  • Patent number: 10480165
    Abstract: An integrated bathroom electronic system including a plurality of sensors to detect conditions within a bathroom and to provide signals indicative thereof to a controller. A plurality of distinct and exclusive modules or subsystems are illustratively provided for integration into the system. Such modules may include a quick hot water module, a roman tub module, a custom shower module, a hands free faucet module, and a tub shower module. In certain illustrative faucet modules, a controller is configured to select between a manual mode of operation and a hands-free mode of operation in response to a mode signal, and is configured to control an electrically operable valve in response to a proximity signal during the hands-free mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventors: Ryan A. Reeder, Spencer L. Stohler, Andrew B. Mendenhall, Paul T. Zink, Robert W. Rodenbeck
  • Publication number: 20180282984
    Abstract: An integrated bathroom electronic system including a plurality of sensors to detect conditions within a bathroom and to provide signals indicative thereof to a controller. A plurality of distinct and exclusive modules or subsystems are illustratively provided for integration into the system. Such modules may include a quick hot water module, a roman tub module, a custom shower module, a hands free faucet module, and a tub shower module. In certain illustrative faucet modules, a controller is configured to select between a manual mode of operation and a hands-free mode of operation in response to a mode signal, and is configured to control an electrically operable valve in response to a proximity signal during the hands-free mode of operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventors: Ryan A. Reeder, Spencer L. Stohler, Andrew B. Mendenhall, Paul T. Zink, Robert W. Rodenbeck
  • Patent number: 9988797
    Abstract: An integrated bathroom electronic system including a plurality of sensors to detect conditions within a bathroom and to provide signals indicative thereof to a controller. A plurality of distinct and exclusive modules or subsystems are illustratively provided for integration into the system. Such modules may include a quick hot water module, a roman tub module, a custom shower module, a hands free faucet module, and a tub shower module. In certain illustrative shower modules, a user interface includes a plurality of user defined presets, each preset including a shower setting stored in memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventors: Ryan A. Reeder, Spencer L. Stohler, Andrew B. Mendenhall, Paul T. Zink, Robert W. Rodenbeck
  • Patent number: 9750339
    Abstract: A folding table includes a table top and a table top elevator. A hinge unit is coupled between panels of the table top to allow the folding table to be folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Dorel Home Furnishings, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis M Turner, Andrew B Mendenhall, Paul T Zink, Terrence C Bergin, Simon L Leclerc, Christopher N Brauer
  • Patent number: 9750340
    Abstract: A table in accordance with the present disclosure includes a table top and a table top elevator. The table top elevator may include a first leg unit and a second leg unit. Each leg unit may be mounted for movement relative to the table top from a closed position alongside the table top to an opened position extending away from the table top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Dorel Home Furnishings, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis M Turner, Andrew B Mendenhall, Paul T Zink
  • Patent number: 9750338
    Abstract: A folding table includes a table top provided with a table top elevator having legs. A hinge unit is coupled between panels of the table top to allow the table to be folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Dorel Home Furnishings, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis M Turner, Andrew B Mendenhall, Paul T Zink, Terrence C Bergin, Simon L Leclerc
  • Publication number: 20160227918
    Abstract: A table in accordance with the present disclosure includes a table top and a table top elevator. The table top elevator may include a first leg unit and a second leg unit. Each leg unit may be mounted for movement relative to the table top from a closed position alongside the table top to an opened position extending away from the table top.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Dennis M. Turner, Andrew B. Mendenhall, Paul T. Zink
  • Publication number: 20160227919
    Abstract: A folding table includes a table top and a table top elevator. A hinge unit is coupled between panels of the table top to allow the folding table to be folded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Dennis M. Turner, Andrew B. Mendenhall, Paul T. Zink, Terrence C. Bergin, Simon L. Leclerc, Christopher N. Brauer
  • Publication number: 20160227920
    Abstract: A folding table includes a table top provided with a table top elevator having legs. A hinge unit is coupled between panels of the table top to allow the table to be folded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Dennis M. Turner, Andrew B. Mendenhall, Paul T. Zink, Terrence C. Bergin, Simon L. Leclerc
  • Publication number: 20150247307
    Abstract: An integrated bathroom electronic system including a plurality of sensors to detect conditions within a bathroom and to provide signals indicative thereof to a controller. A plurality of distinct and exclusive modules or subsystems are illustratively provided for integration into the system. Such modules may include a quick hot water module, a roman tub module, a custom shower module, a hands free faucet module, and a tub shower module. In certain illustrative shower modules, a user interface includes a plurality of user defined presets, each preset including a shower setting stored in memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventors: Ryan A. Reeder, Spencer L. Stohler, Andrew B. Mendenhall, Paul T. Zink, Robert W. Rodenbeck
  • Patent number: 9032564
    Abstract: An integrated bathroom electronic system including a plurality of sensors to detect conditions within a bathroom and to provide signals indicative thereof to a controller. A plurality of distinct and exclusive modules or subsystems are illustratively provided for integration into the system. Such modules may include a quick hot water module, a roman tub module, a custom shower module, a hands free faucet module, and a tub shower module. In certain illustrative shower modules, a user interface includes a plurality of user defined presets, each preset including a shower setting stored in memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventors: Ryan A. Reeder, Spencer L. Stohler, Andrew B. Mendenhall, Paul T. Zink, Robert W. Rodenbeck
  • Publication number: 20130239321
    Abstract: An integrated bathroom electronic system including a plurality of sensors to detect conditions within a bathroom and to provide signals indicative thereof to a controller. A plurality of distinct and exclusive modules or subsystems are illustratively provided for integration into the system. Such modules may include a quick hot water module, a roman tub module, a custom shower module, a hands free faucet module, and a tub shower module. In certain illustrative shower modules, a user interface includes a plurality of user defined presets, each preset including a shower setting stored in memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: MASCO CORPORATION OF INDIANA
    Inventors: Ryan A. Reeder, Spencer L. Stohler, Andrew B. Mendenhall, Paul T. Zink, Robert W. Rodenbeck
  • Patent number: 8438672
    Abstract: An integrated bathroom electronic system including a plurality of sensors to detect conditions within a bathroom and to provide signals indicative thereof to a controller. A plurality of distinct and exclusive modules or subsystems are illustratively provided for integration into the system. Such modules may include a quick hot water module, a roman tub module, a custom shower module, a hands free faucet module, and a tub shower module. In certain illustrative shower modules, a user interface includes a plurality of user defined presets, each preset including a shower setting stored in memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventors: Ryan A. Reeder, Spencer L. Stohler, Andrew B. Mendenhall, Paul T. Zink, Robert W. Rodenbeck
  • Publication number: 20120017367
    Abstract: An integrated bathroom electronic system including a plurality of sensors to detect conditions within a bathroom and to provide signals indicative thereof to a controller. A plurality of distinct and exclusive modules or subsystems are illustratively provided for integration into the system. Such modules may include a quick hot water module, a roman tub module, a custom shower module, a hands free faucet module, and a tub shower module. In certain illustrative shower modules, a user interface includes a plurality of user defined presets, each preset including a shower setting stored in memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Ryan A. Reeder, Spencer L. Stohler, Andrew B. Mendenhall, Paul T. Zink, Robert W. Rodenbeck
  • Patent number: 8028355
    Abstract: An integrated bathroom electronic system including a plurality of sensors to detect conditions within a bathroom and to provide signals indicative thereof to a controller. A plurality of distinct and exclusive modules or subsystems are illustratively provided for integration into the system. Such modules may include a quick hot water module, a roman tub module, a custom shower module, a hands free faucet module, and a tub shower module. In certain illustrative shower modules, a user interface includes a plurality of user defined presets, each preset including a shower setting stored in memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventors: Ryan A. Reeder, Spencer L. Stohler, Andrew B. Mendenhall, Paul T. Zink, Robert W. Rodenbeck
  • Patent number: 7967111
    Abstract: A stepladder includes a step frame having legs and steps and a tray unit coupled to the step frame. The tray unit includes a utility tray mounted for pivotable movement relative to the step frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Meyers, Wyatt Compton, Paul T. Zink
  • Patent number: 7887128
    Abstract: A child restraint includes an infant carrier and a base for supporting the infant carrier. The base is configure to be tethered to a passenger seat in a vehicle. The base can be adjusted to tilt the infant carrier relative to the passenger seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul T. Zink, Andrew B. Mendenhall, Todd C. Midkiff
  • Patent number: 7857385
    Abstract: A juvenile vehicle seat includes a seat base adapted to set on a vehicle seat and a foldable backrest associated with the seat base. The juvenile vehicle seat also includes a backrest lock coupled to the foldable backrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul T. Zink, Andrew B. Mendenhall
  • Patent number: 7837267
    Abstract: A juvenile vehicle seat includes a seat base adapted to set on a vehicle seat and a foldable backrest associated with the seat base. The juvenile vehicle seat also includes a backrest lock coupled to the foldable backrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc,
    Inventors: Paul T. Zink, Andrew B. Mendenhall