Patents by Inventor Robert C. Kittelson

Robert C. Kittelson 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: 7819454
    Abstract: A vehicle cabinet having cabinet cleats used in conjunction with a vehicle cabin having cabinet cleat receivers is provided for use with a vehicle for operation on the ground. The cabinet cleat receivers cooperate with the cabinet cleats in such a way that locating the receivers with the cleats is easy and requires minimal manipulation by an installer. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. It is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: Robert C. Kittelson, Joel D. Reed, Patrick E. Temple, Timothy G. Siebert, Charles W. Kipfer
  • Patent number: 7703824
    Abstract: The interior of a truck cab (29) has a cabinet (28) that houses a refrigerator (20). The refrigerator is inserted into the interior of the cabinet by sliding it through a frontal opening in the cabinet. A mounting system that includes several parts (36, 38, 40, 42) locates and secures the refrigerator in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: Robert C. Kittelson, Stan Tarala
  • Patent number: 7648187
    Abstract: A mobile vehicle has an interior occupant compartment, commonly called a cab when the vehicle is a truck, that has a floor (60) covered by respective floor coverings (12, 14) that have top surfaces opposite the floor. The coverings connect to each other along a joint (16) cooperatively defined by respective over- and under-lapping margins (42, 44) of the respective coverings. One of the margins (44) has two open receptacles (50, 52), and the other (42) has formations (46, 48) each fitted respectively in a respective open receptacle so as to locate the respective top surfaces of the coverings substantially flush with each other and in substantial mutual abutment along the joint. An expanse 42A, 44A that forms at least a portion of the respective top surface is disposed beyond and integrally formed with the respective margin. A foam pad (62, 64) underlies each expanse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew A. Hoffman, Robert C. Kittelson, Robert L. Hug
  • Publication number: 20090230711
    Abstract: A vehicle cabinet having cabinet cleats used in conjunction with a vehicle cabin having cabinet cleat receivers is provided for use with a vehicle for operation on the ground. The cabinet cleat receivers cooperate with the cabinet cleats in such a way that locating the receivers with the cleats is easy and requires minimal manipulation by an installer. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. It is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: Robert C. Kittelson, Joel D. Reed, Patrick E. Temple, Timothy G. Siebert, Charles W. Kipfer
  • Patent number: 7552488
    Abstract: The invention relates to a safety restraint device for a bed for a motor vehicle to protect the bed's occupant during a crash situation without damaging the frame of the bed. The restraint device attaches to the bed with a pivot bolt. The pivot bolt also pivotally connects the side slat of the bed frame and a pivot bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Martin, Robert C. Kittelson, Matthew A. Hoffman, Seth Rouse
  • Publication number: 20090140537
    Abstract: The interior of a truck cab (29) has a cabinet (28) that houses a refrigerator (20). The refrigerator is inserted into the interior of the cabinet by sliding it through a frontal opening in the cabinet. A mounting system that includes several parts (36, 38, 40, 42) locates and secures the refrigerator in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: Robert C. Kittelson, Stan Tarala
  • Publication number: 20080040853
    Abstract: The invention relates to a safety restraint device for a bed for a motor vehicle to protect the bed's occupant during a crash situation without damaging the frame of the bed. The restraint device attaches to the bed with a pivot bolt. The pivot bolt also pivotally connects the side slat of the bed frame and a pivot bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL TRUCK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Martin, Robert C. Kittelson, Matthew A. Hoffman, Seth Rouse
  • Publication number: 20080023977
    Abstract: A mobile vehicle has an interior occupant compartment, commonly called a cab when the vehicle is a truck, that has a floor (60) covered by respective floor coverings (12, 14) that have top surfaces opposite the floor. The coverings connect to each other along a joint (16) cooperatively defined by respective over- and under-lapping margins (42, 44) of the respective coverings. One of the margins (44) has two open receptacles (50, 52), and the other (42) has formations (46, 48) each fitted respectively in a respective open receptacle so as to locate the respective top surfaces of the coverings substantially flush with each other and in substantial mutual abutment along the joint. An expanse 42A, 44A that forms at least a portion of the respective top surface is disposed beyond and integrally formed with the respective margin. A foam pad (62, 64) underlies each expanse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL TRUCK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew A. Hoffman, Robert C. Kittelson, Robert L. Hug