Patents by Inventor Robert J. Warner

Robert J. Warner 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: 20190274338
    Abstract: A simplified method of cooking salmon uses boiling water as it cools to cook the fish, includes the following steps: providing a frozen fillet of fish in a sealed bag; placing the bag in a container holding boiling water and simultaneously or immediately thereafter removing heat or an energy source; retaining the bag in the water for a period of time; removing the bag from the water; delaying removal of the fish from the bag for an additional period of time; then removing the fish from the bag for consumption. A kit includes the frozen fish fillet in the bag along with instructions to follow the method of cooking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Robert J. Warner, Douglas B. Hall, Scott Brown
  • Patent number: 9902589
    Abstract: A winder accessory comprises a gripper assembly adapted to be releasably attached to a rail. A cord winder mechanism is supported on the gripper and comprises a spooling mechanism for winding a cord. The spool mechanism rotates on a rotating joint about a first axis of rotation relative to the gripper. The spooling mechanism may comprise a wireform. A detachable pivot joint may be provided between the cord winder mechanism and the gripper assembly that defines a second axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: RUBBERMAID INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Michael Gregory, Jordan Lay, Robert J. Warner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9126747
    Abstract: A cooler comprises a body having a bottom edge and at least one handle positioned near the bottom edge of the cooler. The handle may be located below the center of gravity of the cooler or within approximately 2 to 3 inches of the bottom edge of the cooler. The body and the handle may be formed as one-piece and from molded plastic. The handle may also be mounted on a separate handle tray where the tray is secured to the body. A spigot may be provided for dispensing fluid from said body. The body may comprise an insulated wall construction. A removable lid may be used to close the opening. A handle may also be positioned near the top edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: RUBBERMAID INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Roddy Burgess, Ian Cunningham, Thomas E. Hanna, Robert J. Warner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8444235
    Abstract: A storage system is provided comprising a rail mounted to a surface. A cabinet is supported on said rail. At least one engagement member engages the rail to suspend the cabinet from the rail. The cabinet is supported at an angle relative to the surface. An adjustment mechanism is used to adjust the position of the engagement member relative to the rail for adjusting the angle. A method of mounting a cabinet on a surface is also provided comprising mounting a rail having a flange on a surface. A cabinet as described herein is suspended from the rail by the engagement member. The adjustment mechanism is moved towards or away from the surface to adjust the angle of the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael J. Gmerek, David McNamara, Joseph Musser, Michael Nicholls, Zach Utz, Robert J. Warner, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120091086
    Abstract: A storage apparatus comprises a rail adapted to be secured to a surface and an accessory releasably mounted to the rail. The accessory comprises a gripper assembly and a storage device, the gripper assembly includes a gripper mechanism that is movably mounted relative to a support such that the gripper mechanism is movable into and out of engagement with the rail when the accessory is mounted on the rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: RUBBERMAID INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Michael Gregory, Robert J. Warner, JR.
  • Publication number: 20110139672
    Abstract: A cooler comprises a body having a bottom edge and at least one handle positioned near the bottom edge of the cooler. The handle may be located below the center of gravity of the cooler or within approximately 2 to 3 inches of the bottom edge of the cooler. The body and the handle may be formed as one-piece and from molded plastic. The handle may also be mounted on a separate handle tray where the tray is secured to the body. A spigot may be provided for dispensing fluid from said body. The body may comprise an insulated wall construction. A removable lid may be used to close the opening. A handle may also be positioned near the top edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: RUBBERMAID INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Roddy Burgess, Ian Cunningham, Thomas E. Hanna, Robert J. Warner, JR.
  • Patent number: 7900781
    Abstract: A storage system comprises a rail having a protrusion including a first flange and a second flange. An accessory mount for mounting to the rail includes a top hook for engaging the first flange and a resilient bottom hook for engaging the second flange. The rail comprises a back rail portion comprising a substantially planar member and a front rail portion substantially coextensive with the back rail portion and secured to the back rail portion. The protrusion may be symmetrical about the longitudinal axis. The first flange and the second flange define first and second recesses. A method of assembling a support is also provided where a first hook is inserted the first flange and a second hook deforms to engage the second flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventors: Tim Baine, Michael Gregory, Lance Rake, David Starr, Robert J. Warner, Jr., Joseph J. Yankello
  • Publication number: 20090166307
    Abstract: A storage system comprises a rail having a protrusion including a first flange and a second flange. An accessory mount for mounting to the rail includes a top hook for engaging the first flange and a resilient bottom hook for engaging the second flange. The rail comprises a back rail portion comprising a substantially planar member and a front rail portion substantially coextensive with the back rail portion and secured to the back rail portion. The protrusion may be symmetrical about the longitudinal axis. The first flange and the second flange define first and second recesses. A method of assembling a support is also provided where a first hook is inserted the first flange and a second hook deforms to engage the second flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: RUBBERMAID, INC.
    Inventors: Tim Baine, Michael Gregory, Lance Rake, David Starr, Robert J. Warner, JR., Joseph J. Yankello
  • Publication number: 20090152944
    Abstract: A power rail system comprises a rail for mounting on a surface and a device for providing power to the rail. An accessory releasably engages the rail and uses the power provided to the rail to power the accessory. The rail may also support non-powered accessories. In one embodiment the device for providing power to the rail comprises a power strip releasably mounted on the rail. The rail may include a first rail segment and a second rail segment where the device for providing power to the rail comprises a power strip located between the first rail segment and the second rail segment. The device for providing power to the rail may comprise an electrical conductor extending along a length of the rail. The electrical conductor is powered by a power module that connects to the rail. A power strip for use in the system is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: RUBBERMAID, INC.
    Inventors: Tim Baine, Lance Rake, Michael J. Scherzer, David Starr, Zach Utz, Robert J. Warner, JR.
  • Publication number: 20090152217
    Abstract: A storage system is provided comprising a rail mounted to a surface. A cabinet is supported on said rail. At least one engagement member engages the rail to suspend the cabinet from the rail. The cabinet is supported at an angle relative to the surface. An adjustment mechanism is used to adjust the position of the engagement member relative to the rail for adjusting the angle. A method of mounting a cabinet on a surface is also provided comprising mounting a rail having a flange on a surface. A cabinet as described herein is suspended from the rail by the engagement member. The adjustment mechanism is moved towards or away from the surface to adjust the angle of the cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: RUBBERMAID, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Gmerek, David McNamara, Joseph Musser, Michael Nicholls, Zach Utz, Robert J. Warner, JR.
  • Patent number: 7216370
    Abstract: A series of vertically overlapping pockets is sewn onto an attachment panel which is sufficiently wide to be sewn into the trouser leg at the inseam and outseam. It is long enough to be seamed into the waistband at the top. When the attachment panel is sewn into the fabric of the trousers, the series of overlapping pockets is positioned at the knee. A foam kneepad is inserted into a selected pocket. Each pocket has a top closure such as a hook-and-loop fastener to hold the kneepad in place and close the top of the pocket. Using different pockets selectively positions the kneepads so that they protect both the knee and the adjacent shin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Inventors: Robert J. Warner, Margaret A. Warner
  • Patent number: 6857700
    Abstract: An adjustable child seat includes a seat body having a seat back and a seat portion. The seat portion has a first base and a second base movably mounted to the first base. The child seat further includes a seat adjusting mechanism for adjusting the length of the seat to customize to differently sized children. In addition, the child seat includes a recline mechanism connected to the first and second bases to selectively tilt the seat body. The child seat can also include two adjustable armrests, and adjustable headrest, and an adjustable shoulder belt clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Alan W. Eastman, Robert J. Warner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6751804
    Abstract: A series of vertically overlapping pockets is attached to the fabric of the trousers adjacent the knee. The open ends of pairs of pockets face each other and a foam or other resilient kneepad is partially inserted through the open ends into a selected pair of facing pockets. Using different pairs of facing pockets selectively positions the kneepads on the trousers at selected vertical locations. The panels forming the pockets may be positioned on the inside or on the outside of the trousers adjacent the knee, and may be preassembled to form a separate structure for attachment to the trousers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Inventors: Robert J. Warner, Margaret A. Warner
  • Publication number: 20040108758
    Abstract: An adjustable child seat includes a seat body having a seat back and a seat portion. The seat portion has a first base and a second base movably mounted to the first base. The child seat further includes a seat adjusting mechanism for adjusting the length of the seat to customize to differently sized children. In addition, the child seat includes a recline mechanism connected to the first and second bases to selectively tilt the seat body. The child seat can also include two adjustable armrests, and adjustable headrest, and an adjustable shoulder belt clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2003
    Publication date: June 10, 2004
    Applicant: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Alan W. Eastman, Robert J. Warner
  • Patent number: 6735796
    Abstract: A combination play pen, bassinet and changing table includes a bassinet assembly removably supported on the upper frame assembly of the play pen. The bassinet assembly includes a pair of bassinet frame assemblies, each consisting of a pair of J-tube assemblies joined by a cross tube. The J-tube assemblies include outer ends adapted to overly the upper frame. Bassinet side panels and end panels extend upwardly from the floor panel to form a coffer-like enclosure. An adapter supports the J end of the bassinet tube that overlies a collapsible joint assembly at the midpoint of one upper rail assembly. A changing table assembly includes a tubular frame comprised of paired side tubes and end tubes joined in a rectangular configuration. Two vertices of the changing table frame are adjacent to the adapters of the bassinet assembly. A keyed elbow connector at each vertex includes a T-shaped key received in a key slot of an adapter in supporting fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Warner, Jr., Richard Essex
  • Patent number: D500905
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Diebold Self-Service Systems division of Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul D. Magee, David Barker, Donald S. Nelson, Scott A. Mercer, Matthew Persons, Michael Maczuzak, Erin Q. Riddell, Jesse P. Carlson, Robert J. Warner, Jr.
  • Patent number: D492080
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Diebold Self-Service Systems, division of Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul D. Magee, David Barker, Donald S. Nelson, Scott A. Mercer, Matthew Persons, Michael Maczuzak, Erin Q. Riddell, Jesse P. Carlson, Robert J. Warner, Jr.
  • Patent number: D492081
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Diebold Self Service Systems, division of Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul D. Magee, David Barker, Donald S. Nelson, Scott A. Mercer, Matthew Persons, Michael Maczuzak, Erin Q. Riddell, Jesse P. Carlson, Robert J. Warner, Jr.
  • Patent number: D492082
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Diebold Self-Service Systems, division of Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul D. Magee, David Barker, Donald S. Nelson, Scott A. Mercer, Matthew Persons, Gregory Fockler, Walter J. Szabat, Michael J. Maczuzak, Erin Q. Riddell, Jesse P. Carlson, Robert J. Warner, Jr.
  • Patent number: D643669
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventors: Roddy Burgess, Ian Cunningham, Thomas E. Hanna, Robert J. Warner, Jr.