Patents by Inventor Robert McCracken

Robert McCracken 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: 10226689
    Abstract: A game and a method of playing the game are disclosed. The game comprises a board having a domain region and a plurality of theme regions. Each theme region is associated with a theme. The game also provides each player with a plurality of game pieces, and each game piece of the plurality of game pieces is associated with an identifier. Each information bearing member of a plurality of information bearing members is associated with a theme and an identifier. Placing one game piece of the plurality of game pieces in one of the theme regions causes one of the plurality of information bearing members to be selected in accordance with the identifier associated with the placed game pieces and the theme associated with theme region in which such game piece was placed. Information specified by the selected information bearing member is presented to all of the players.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Landviti LLC
    Inventor: Robert McCracken
  • Publication number: 20170259348
    Abstract: An oscillating power tool having a motor, a base flange driven about an output axis by the motor, and an accessory shaft movable relative to the base flange between a clamping position and a release position. A clamping flange is pivotably coupled to the accessory shaft for clamping an accessory in cooperation with the base flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Zachary Scott, Brent Gregorich, Robert McCracken, Kwok Ting Mok, Tsz Kin Wong
  • Publication number: 20160206953
    Abstract: A game and a method of playing the game are disclosed. The game comprises a board having a domain region and a plurality of theme regions. Each theme region is associated with a theme. The game also provides each player with a plurality of game pieces, and each game piece of the plurality of game pieces is associated with an identifier. Each information bearing member of a plurality of information bearing members is associated with a theme and an identifier. Placing one game piece of the plurality of game pieces in one of the theme regions causes one of the plurality of information bearing members to be selected in accordance with the identifier associated with the placed game pieces and the theme associated with theme region in which such game piece was placed. Information specified by the selected information bearing member is presented to all of the players.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventor: Robert McCracken
  • Patent number: 8899145
    Abstract: A tool for removing an interchangeable cooking insert from a grill has a handle end and an engagement end. A handle extends from the handle end toward the engagement end. A support arm extends from the handle toward the engagement end. The support arm has a first lateral edge defining a first lifting hook and a second lateral edge defining a second lifting hook. The first lifting hook and second lifting hook are configured to engage a portion of the cooking insert. A support pin extends across the support arm between the first lateral edge and the second lateral edge. A latch member is pivotally coupled to one of the support arm and the handle. The latch member includes a first end selectively engageable with a portion of the cooking insert and a second end extending through the handle for actuation of the latching member by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Techtronic Power Tools Technology Limited
    Inventors: Ryan T. Harrison, Thomas Parel, Robert Warren, Kenneth M. Brazell, Zachary Scott, Scott Kippes, Mark Huggins, Taku Ohi, Jason Porter Whitmire, Adam Clark, Robert McCracken, Christopher Clearman
  • Publication number: 20120192724
    Abstract: A tool for removing an interchangeable cooking insert from a grill has a handle end and an engagement end. A handle extends from the handle end toward the engagement end. A support arm extends from the handle toward the engagement end. The support arm has a first lateral edge defining a first lifting hook and a second lateral edge defining a second lifting hook. The first lifting hook and second lifting hook are configured to engage a portion of the cooking insert. A support pin extends across the support arm between the first lateral edge and the second lateral edge. A latch member is pivotally coupled to one of the support arm and the handle. The latch member includes a first end selectively engageable with a portion of the cooking insert and a second end extending through the handle for actuation of the latching member by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: Ryan T. Harrison, Thomas Parel, Robert Warren, Kenneth M. Brazell, Zachary Scott, Scott Kippes, Mark Huggins, Taku Ohi, Jason Porter Whitmire, Adam Clark, Robert McCracken, Christopher Clearman
  • Publication number: 20100314528
    Abstract: A a metal shore post of a concrete forming assembly is disclosed. An outer telescoping tube is provided that has a main section with a first inside diameter and top portion with a section having a second inside diameter reduced relative to the first inside diameter of the outer tube. An inner telescoping tube is inserted for telescopic movement inside the outer tube. After assembly, a pair of pistons are inserted through access holes in the outer tube to provide a crushing force to the inner tube deforming it to create a region of increased diameter that is greater than that of the reduced diameter section but not so large as to prevent telescopic movement of the inner tube inside the outer tube. The increased dimension region thereby prevents accidental separation of the inner tube from the assembly, thereby improving safety and efficiency. Openings are provided in the inner tube in the region being crushed in order to control the region of deformation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventor: Robert McCracken
  • Patent number: 7761967
    Abstract: A method of assembling a metal shore post of a concrete forming assembly is disclosed. An outer telescoping tube is provided that has a main section with a first inside diameter and top portion with a section having a second inside diameter reduced relative to the first inside diameter of the outer tube. An inner telescoping tube is inserted for telescopic movement inside the outer tube. After assembly, a pair of pistons are inserted through access holes in the outer tube to provide a crushing force to the inner tube deforming it to create a region of increased diameter that is greater than that of the reduced diameter section but not so large as to prevent telescopic movement of the inner tube inside the outer tube. The increased dimension region thereby prevents accidental separation of the inner tube from the assembly, thereby improving safety and efficiency. Openings are provided in the inner tube in the region being crushed in order to control the region of deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Wilian Holding Company
    Inventor: Robert McCracken
  • Patent number: 7387470
    Abstract: A stackable component for concrete forming systems is described. End plates are secured to opposite ends of a longitudinal element having a round profile that prevents stacking of the components. The end plates nest together and receive for retention the longitudinal element to permit orderly and stable stacking of the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Inventor: Robert McCracken
  • Publication number: 20070264076
    Abstract: A load release pin for concrete forming apparatus is disclosed. The pin supports the concrete forming apparatus and any plastic concrete during forming of a concrete structure. After the concrete has set sufficiently, the pin is displaced to release the load on the forming apparatus. The pin has an asymmetric shape that prevents it from being used in an incorrect orientation. In addition, the pin provides sufficient strength to safely support the forming apparatus and any plastic concrete even if it is mistakenly inserted in the displaced position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Inventor: Robert McCracken
  • Publication number: 20070262228
    Abstract: A method of assembling a metal shore post of a concrete forming assembly is disclosed. An outer telescoping tube is provided that has a main section with a first inside diameter and top portion with a section having a second inside diameter reduced relative to the first inside diameter of the outer tube. An inner telescoping tube is inserted for telescopic movement inside the outer tube. After assembly, a pair of pistons are inserted through access holes in the outer tube to provide a crushing force to the inner tube deforming it to create a region of increased diameter that is greater than that of the reduced diameter section but not so large as to prevent telescopic movement of the inner tube inside the outer tube. The increased dimension region thereby prevents accidental separation of the inner tube from the assembly, thereby improving safety and efficiency. Openings are provided in the inner tube in the region being crushed in order to control the region of deformation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2006
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Inventor: Robert McCracken
  • Publication number: 20070261338
    Abstract: A metal reshore post for concrete forming systems is described. The reshore post includes an end plate to which is releasably attached a leaf spring. Clips formed in the leaf spring engage corresponding notches in the end plate. The spring retains the reshore post in its upright position during installation and prevents the reshore post from falling over upon release of the load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Inventor: Robert McCracken
  • Publication number: 20070264089
    Abstract: A stackable component for concrete forming systems is described. End plates are secured to opposite ends of a longitudinal element having a round profile that prevents stacking of the components. The end plates nest together and receive for retention the longitudinal element to permit orderly and stable stacking of the components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Inventor: Robert McCracken
  • Publication number: 20070261360
    Abstract: A metal secondary beam used to support sheathing in concrete forming apparatus has a support structure for a nailer that is substantially open to allow concrete bleed water, to readily drain away thereby preventing deterioration of the nailer due to extended contact of water with the nailer. In a preferred embodiment, the support structure is a series of bent tabs lanced in the beam member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2006
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Inventors: Robert McCracken, Eric Taylor
  • Publication number: 20070101594
    Abstract: A modular tool assembly including a tool base configured to releasably secure a modular tool arrangement in a fixed relationship relative to a mounting surface. The tool base includes an upper housing portion and a lower housing portion having a mounting seal extending therefrom. The mounting seal cooperates with the mounting surface to define a vacuum pocket therebetween. A vacuum generating mechanism is configured to remove air from the vacuum pocket through an aperture in the lower housing portion. A modular tool attachment releasably engages a portion of the tool base to secure the modular tool attachment to the tool base. The modular tool attachment can include a self leveling laser leveling device having a laser light source mounted within a housing to project an alignment beam through an opening in the housing to denote a reference plane along the mounting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Inventors: Charles Long, Robert McCracken, Kevin Moore, Charles Wacker, Lilia Macias, Mark Knight
  • Patent number: 7210664
    Abstract: Supplemental bridging straps are used to increase the strength of a flexible metal concrete form assembly. A metal form has a flexible panel member with a perimetral flange projected laterally from one side thereof. Each of a pair of transversely opposite side sections of the flange is segmented by a plurality of longitudinally spaced V-shaped notches having their apices adjacent the one side of the panel member to provide for a lateral flexing movement of the panel member to a preselected shape. With the panel member in the predetermined shape, the segments in each of the flange side sections are connected together against relative movement to retain the predetermined shape of the panel member. In a first preferred embodiment, each flange segment is connected to an adjacent flange segment by a flexible metal strap. In a second preferred embodiment, extended flexible metal straps are used to interconnect a central flange segment to each of the pair of adjacent flange segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Wilian Holding Company
    Inventor: Robert McCracken
  • Publication number: 20070062054
    Abstract: A light detector which includes a housing having front and rear walls, a light receiving section disposed on the front wall, and displays disposed on the front and rear walls for showing the location of received light relative on the light receiving section. Also disclosed is a laser level including a motor, a shaft driven by the motor, a housing fixedly disposed on the shaft, the housing having a bore therein, a barrel, and a screw disposed on the housing and contracting the barrel for adjusting the pivotal position of the barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2006
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Inventors: Karim El-Katcha, William Reeve, Robert McCracken, Allen Brelsford, Donald Zurwelle, Fred Watts
  • Publication number: 20070034060
    Abstract: Screw guide is provided and includes a cylindrical member having a first end adapted to rotate a fastener and a second end adapted to receive torque from an external source and transfer the torque to the fastener, a stop ring engaged with the cylindrical member that is adjustable to control the movement of the fastener with respect to the screw guide. The screw guide may also include a sleeve that surrounds the cylindrical member and the stop ring and a stand off ring that is engaged with the cylindrical member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2005
    Publication date: February 15, 2007
    Inventor: Robert McCracken
  • Publication number: 20060208152
    Abstract: A clamp for interconnecting two components of a concrete forming apparatus such as metal form panels. A pivoting jaw is mounted around a pivot axis defined by a wedge for pivotal movement into and out of clamping engagement with a fixed jaw. A tooth or projection on a jaw engages corresponding alignment openings in the two form components to position and then hold the form components in the desired relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Publication date: September 21, 2006
    Inventor: Robert McCracken
  • Publication number: 20060185181
    Abstract: A modular tool assembly including a tool base configured to releasably secure a modular tool arrangement in a fixed relationship relative to a mounting surface. The tool base includes an upper housing portion and a lower housing portion having a mounting seal extending therefrom. The mounting seal cooperates with the mounting surface to define a vacuum pocket therebetween. A vacuum generating mechanism is configured to remove air from the vacuum pocket through an aperture in the lower housing portion. A modular tool attachment releasably engages a portion of the tool base to secure the modular tool attachment to the tool base. The modular tool attachment can include a self leveling laser leveling device having a laser light source mounted within a housing to project an alignment beam through an opening in the housing to denote a reference plane along the mounting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Inventors: Charles Long, Robert McCracken, Kevin Moore, Charles Wacker, Lilia Macias, Mark Knight
  • Publication number: 20060123641
    Abstract: A light detector which includes a housing having front and rear walls, a light receiving section disposed on the front wall, and displays disposed on the front and rear walls for showing the location of received light relative on the light receiving section. Also disclosed is a laser level including a motor, a shaft driven by the motor, a housing fixedly disposed on the shaft, the housing having a bore therein, a barrel, and a screw disposed on the housing and contracting the barrel for adjusting the pivotal position of the barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Karim El-Katcha, William Reeve, Robert McCracken, Allen Brelsford, Donald Zurwelle, Fred Watts