Patents by Inventor Robert Lembke

Robert Lembke 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: 20200124335
    Abstract: A system and method for managing the distribution of ice is provided. Generally, the system and method of the present disclosure are designed to easily and conveniently produce and distribute ice to users who pay a fee. The system generally comprises an ice maker, a processor operably connected to at least one of a weight measuring device and a motor, a distributor operably connected to the motor, a power supply, a nozzle, and a non-transitory computer-readable medium coupled to the processor and having instructions stored thereon. In another preferred embodiment, a Point-of-Sale interface may be operably connected to the processor. A user may operate the system by compressing the trigger mechanism of the nozzle and pointing the nozzle at the container in which the user desires to fill with ice. The user may decompress the trigger when the desired amount of ice has been distributed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicants: Auburn University, precICE, LLC
    Inventors: Samford T. Myers, Roy F. Bennett, III, Benjamin Lembke, Connor Brown, Amr Hisham Abdul-Gaffar, Hunter Shelley, Jackson Walraven, Benjamin Waddell, Robert Simms, David Dyer
  • Patent number: 9883694
    Abstract: A guillotine-style cigar cutter. The cutter includes a body with a central aperture and a pair of blades disposed on opposite sides of the aperture and configured to move translationally across the aperture to cut an end of a cigar in preparation for smoking. A gear train is provided that includes a ring gear disposed to circumscribe the aperture and to engage pairs of spur gears disposed at diametrically opposite positions. Edges of the blades engage the spur gears in a rack-and-pinion style configuration. The gear train thus provides synchronous and symmetrical movements of the blades relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: XIKAR, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Almsberger, Robert Lembke, Greg Lorett, Kurt Van Keppel
  • Publication number: 20170231271
    Abstract: A guillotine-style cigar cutter. The cutter includes a body with a central aperture and a pair of blades disposed on opposite sides of the aperture and configured to move translationally across the aperture to cut an end of a cigar in preparation for smoking. A gear train is provided that includes a ring gear disposed to circumscribe the aperture and to engage pairs of spur gears disposed at diametrically opposite positions. Edges of the blades engage the spur gears in a rack-and-pinion style configuration. The gear train thus provides synchronous and symmetrical movements of the blades relative to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: Xikar, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Almsberger, Robert Lembke, Greg Lorett, Kurt Van Keppel
  • Patent number: D757359
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: XIKAR, INC.
    Inventors: Kurt Van Keppel, Scott Almsberger, Robert Lembke
  • Patent number: D758652
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: XIKAR, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Almsberger, Kurt Van Keppel, Robert Lembke, Tim Webster
  • Patent number: D759299
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: XIKAR, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Almsberger, Kurt Van Keppel, Robert Lembke, Tim Webster
  • Patent number: D770677
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: XIKAR, INC.
    Inventors: Kurt Van Keppel, Scott Almsberger, Robert Lembke
  • Patent number: D804094
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: XIKAR, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Almsberger, Robert Lembke, Greg Lorett, Kurt Van Keppel
  • Patent number: D822274
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Xikar, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Almsberger, Robert Lembke, Greg Lorett, Kurt Van Keppel
  • Patent number: D822275
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Xikar, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Almsberger, Robert Lembke, Greg Lorett, Kurt Van Keppel
  • Patent number: D822897
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Xikar, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Almsberger, Robert Lembke, Greg Lorett, Kurt Van Keppel
  • Patent number: D840589
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Xikar, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Almsberger, Kurt Van Keppel, Greg Lorett, Robert Lembke
  • Patent number: D840590
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Xikar, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Almsberger, Kurt Van Keppel, Trevor Matthew Howell, Robert Lembke
  • Patent number: D853024
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Xikar, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Almsberger, Robert Lembke, Greg Lorett, Kurt Van Keppel