Patents by Inventor Richard L. Hoare

Richard L. Hoare 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: 5787615
    Abstract: A steam iron pump assembly including two pistons for producing a spray of water and/or a surge of steam. The pump assembly includes a shared water inlet and a flange for directing a ball check valve to the valve seat during the assembly of the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith J. Hensel, Richard L. Hoare
  • Patent number: 5621989
    Abstract: A steam valve seal for a steam iron comprising: a hollow cylindrical base disposed within an opening defined by a steam chest cover plate of the iron, the base receiving a steam valve of the iron; an annular middle portion disposed between the base and an outer annular wall having a downwardly extending annular shoulder; the annular shoulder disposed in an annular channel defined by the steam chest cover plate; and an annular groove defined by and disposed between the annular middle portion and the outer annular wall, the annular groove receiving an annular clip disposed within the iron which holds the seal against the steam chest cover plate. Shrinkage of the steam valve seal causes the cylindrical base to tighten against the steam valve and causes the annular middle portion and annular shoulder to tighten against the steam chest cover plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1997
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith J. Hensel, Richard L. Hoare
  • Patent number: 5619812
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a heel rest for an iron. More specifically, the heel rest of the present invention, comprises a recess to improve the stability of an iron in its upright position on a soft surface, such as a padded ironing board or carpet. As the iron is placed in the upright position, the weight of the iron presses down upon the soft surface and causes the soft surface located directly under the recess to rise and fill in to the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1997
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith J. Hensel, Richard L. Hoare
  • Patent number: 5371960
    Abstract: A garment iron including a rear face to which there is releasably attached a cord reel. The cord reel includes a catch to retain it in its position mounted on the rear face. The cord reel is hollow so as to provide a cavity which receives a beaker which may be used to deliver water to the water reservoir of the iron. During use, the cord reel and beaker are removed from the rear face so that the iron may be vertically oriented, resting on its rear face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1994
    Assignee: Sunbeam Corporation Limited
    Inventors: Ian G. Wilson, Richard L. Hoare
  • Patent number: 5367799
    Abstract: A steam garment iron (10) having a sole plate (11) upon which there is mounted a body (15). Within the body (15) is a tank (14) which receives water to be delivered the sole plate (11) for the purposes of generating steam. The sole plate (11) has a number of fins (107) which radiate from a predetermined position (steam chest) (110) to where the water is delivered. The sole plate (11) also has a channel (111) extending longitudinally adjacent the heating element (44) into which water is pumped for the production of a jet of steam. Also mounted on the sole plate (11) is a thermostat (30), while the element (44) has a deviation portion (160) located adjacent the mounting (38) of the thermostat (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1994
    Assignee: Sunbeam Corporation Limited
    Inventors: Ian G. Wilson, Richard L. Hoare, Leo Krusina
  • Patent number: D322908
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1992
    Assignee: Sunbeam Corporation Limited
    Inventor: Richard L. Hoare
  • Patent number: D347545
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1994
    Assignee: Sunbeam Corporation Limited
    Inventors: Richard L. Hoare, Ian G. Wilson
  • Patent number: D363580
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1995
    Assignee: Sunbeam Corporation Limited
    Inventors: Ian G. Wilson, Richard L. Hoare
  • Patent number: D363581
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1995
    Assignee: Sunbeam Corporation Limited
    Inventors: Ian G. Wilson, Richard L. Hoare
  • Patent number: D376234
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith J. Hensel, Richard L. Hoare
  • Patent number: D389967
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1998
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith J. Hensel, Richard L. Hoare