Patents by Inventor Randall May

Randall May 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: 20200196798
    Abstract: Disclosed are smoker apparatuses that are selectively insertable into and removable from a burner grill. The removable smoker apparatuses can comprise a body including an outer wall defining an internal cavity. The body can comprise a plurality of slits disposed within the outer wall. The removable smoker apparatuses can further comprise a door attached to a first end of the body via a hinge member, the door configured to transition the smoker apparatus from an open configuration to a closed configuration. The removable smoker apparatus can also comprise a hook attached to a second end of the body, the hook configured to removably couple with a receiving portion of the burner grill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: The Boltz Group, LLC
    Inventors: Erica Lea Boltz, Bradley Gleaton, Randall May
  • Publication number: 20070095193
    Abstract: A cosmetic skin covering for a musical instrument carrier is disclosed. The cosmetic covering provides the advantages of allowing carriers to be fabricated in only one color, and prior to shipment applying the cosmetic skin to the external surface to provide customization for each consumer. Some bands may have carriers of different colors, and the skins can be applied all carries used by the band to provide a uniform appearance of the band members. The cosmetic skins are removable and or repositionable on the carrier to allow for changes, alteration, upgrade or variation of the carrier with minimal cost. The skin may be printed with a single color, multi-color pattern, school logo insignia or other indicia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Publication date: May 3, 2007
    Inventor: Randall May
  • Publication number: 20060272490
    Abstract: An electro-acoustically amplified drum mixer or sound level adjuster for amplifying a hollow drum shell having at least one open end, a drumhead spaced from the open end of the said drum shell and supported thereon. One or more microphones are supported on, and positioned within said drum shell and adapted for connection to an external amplifier and speaker. A second or additional microphones may be included with the internal mounting or may be adapted for mounting outside the drum housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Inventor: Randall May
  • Publication number: 20060186151
    Abstract: Percussion instrument carriers where the shoulder straps include an expandable cushioning feature. The feature allows the shoulder straps to be adjusted for the comfort of the user. Each shoulder strap may have one or more expandable cushions that will allow the top of the shoulder strap to be expanded. Multiple expandable cushioning features can be linked to allow more than one feature to fill at the same time. Expandable cushion can allow the carrier to be adjusted foreword and aft of the user to allow positioning of the carrier on the user as well as adjusted for users of different widths. An additional expandable cushion can be located on the back member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Inventor: Randall May
  • Publication number: 20060137506
    Abstract: A carrier with attachment apparatus that allows mounting of large drums where the playing surface of the drum is vertically oriented. The mounting consists of three or more connection points where one or more of the connection points is adjustable for vertical and or horizontal locating on the drum, and the remaining connection points stabilize the drum on the carrier. The apparatus further includes fasteners for at least one of the connection points that allow rigid locking of the drum to the carrier. The rigid locking can be easily secured and released without tools. The rigid locking fastener consists of a threaded J or eyebolt and a locking nut that captures and clamps the J or eyebolt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Inventor: Randall May
  • Publication number: 20060096443
    Abstract: Drum hardware and drum secured thereon are preferably supported on a vest type, T-bar or tubular carrier having a plurality of separate parts removable from each other and formed of a rigid plastic, light metal such as magnesium, aluminum or titanium. The removable hardware includes a removable back support member. The instrument carrier includes an articulating hinge that allows for positive, negative or neutral horizontal positioning of the instruments. The articulating hinge assembly further allows the carrier to be folded for easier transportation and storage in a smaller area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2004
    Publication date: May 11, 2006
    Inventor: Randall May
  • Publication number: 20060075876
    Abstract: A percussion instrument muting apparatus that dampens the volume or tone from a drum. The apparatus is mounted within a drum, and the muting level can be adjusted with a tube that extends from the muting assembly out an existing breather hole, and to an adjustment bulb. The muting assembly is an expandable or inflatable bladder that makes contact with a portion of the drumhead or drum skin when the drum is played.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Publication date: April 13, 2006
    Inventor: Randall May
  • Publication number: 20050274854
    Abstract: An adjustable tripod stand having independently adjustable legs includes an upright member for supporting an object, such as a drum, at its upper end. A pair of independently movable collar members are slidably mounted on the upright member and longitudinally adjustable relative to and past one another and to an upright portion for selective positioning thereon. A releasable fastener on the collars secures them to the upright member at selected positions. Three movable leg members are connected at their upper ends, two to one of the collar members and one to the other collar member. Movement of the collar members permits the stand to be erected in limited or confined areas. The stand preferably includes a leg extender member slidably mounted on the exterior one of the leg members, which is movable a selected distance permitting the stand to be positioned on different levels, such as stairs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2003
    Publication date: December 15, 2005
    Inventor: Randall May
  • Patent number: D584562
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: The Brinkmann Corporation
    Inventors: Nam Wai Chau, Randall May, Jack Lockhart
  • Patent number: D633438
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: J. Baxter Brinkmann International Corporation
    Inventors: Erica Sedberry, Jack Lockhart, Randall May, Owen Slater, Wai Wah Chung, Hoi Wing Chin, Lance Thompson
  • Patent number: D633439
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: J. Baxter Brinkmann International Corporation
    Inventors: Erica Sedberry, Jack Lockhart, Randall May, Owen Slater, Wai Wah Chung, Hoi Wing Chin, Lance Thompson
  • Patent number: D633440
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: J. Baxter Brinkmann International Corporation
    Inventors: Erica Sedberry, Jack Lockhart, Randall May, Owen Slater, Wai Wah Chung, Hoi Wing Chin, Lance Thompson
  • Patent number: D644991
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: J. Baxter Brinkmann International Corporation
    Inventors: Erica Sedberry, Jack Lockhart, Lance Thompson, Wai Wah Chung, Randall May
  • Patent number: D644992
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: J. Baxter Brinkmann International Corporation
    Inventors: Erica Sedberry, Jack Lockhart, Lance Thompson, Wai Wah Chung, Randall May
  • Patent number: D651566
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: J. Baxter Brinkmann International Corporation
    Inventors: Erica Sedberry, Jack Lockhart, Lance Thompson, Wai Wah Chung, Randall May
  • Patent number: D656773
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: The Brinkmann Corporation
    Inventor: Randall May
  • Patent number: D656775
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: The Brinkmann Corporation
    Inventors: Randall May, Erica Sedberry, Jack Lockhart, Nam Wai Chau, Owen Slater, Po Sum Lee
  • Patent number: D657183
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: The Brinkmann Corporation
    Inventor: Randall May
  • Patent number: D662347
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: The Brinkmann Corporation
    Inventors: Randall May, Erica Sedberry, Jack Lockhart, Nam Wai Chau, Owen Slater, Po Sum Lee
  • Patent number: D876882
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: The Boltz Group, LLC
    Inventors: Erica Lea Boltz, Bradley Gleaton, Randall May