Patents by Inventor Paul W. Hunkele

Paul W. Hunkele 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).

  • Patent number: 8263884
    Abstract: A tilt switch activated light apparatus suitable for use in connection with an egress of a vehicle, the apparatus including a magnet disposed within a cavity of a housing, where the cavity is shaped so that in the event of excessive roll or pitch of the vehicle, the magnet moves to a location adjacent a switch connecting a power source to a light source, causing the switch to close and so activating the light source. An external body, either ferromagnetic or magnetic, and external to the housing and removable therefrom, may be used to hold the magnet inside the cavity in a neutral position, away from the switch, during shipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Ibis Tek, LLC
    Inventors: Michael E. Salmon, Joseph D. Polk, Paul W. Hunkele
  • Patent number: 4682668
    Abstract: A motor-driven miniature vehicle having a wheel base less than or equal to its track, a pair of steerable front wheels and a pair of rear wheels, at least one of which is driven. The vehicle has positive camber and sufficient torsional stiffness and wheel radial spring rate so that the inside rear wheel is lifted completely off the ground in a turning maneuver. The vehicle being further provided with an engine drive train and mounting system which employs two centrifugal clutches, one having a low abrupt engagement and disengagement and the other having a gradual higher speed engagement and disengagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1987
    Inventors: Michael E. Salmon, Paul W. Hunkele
  • Patent number: D295297
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1988
    Assignee: Kransco
    Inventors: Michael E. Salmon, Paul W. Hunkele