Patents by Inventor Ronald J. Vish

Ronald J. Vish 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: 11241128
    Abstract: A toilet assembly includes a toilet with a bowl, a rim surrounding the bowl, and a water inlet pipe extending upward from a rear of the toilet, a toilet seat that rests on the rim and has an opening positioned above the bowl, and an attachment connected to the inlet pipe and the toilet seat. The attachment may include a coupling engaging the inlet pipe and a hinge connection connected to the coupling, where the seat is pivotably connected to the hinge connection of the attachment to pivotably mount the seat on the toilet, such that the seat is pivotable about the hinge connection between a raised position and a lowered position. The coupling may engage the inlet pipe such that the hinge connection is positioned and connected to the seat at a location spaced upward from the top surface of the rear of the toilet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Sloan Valve Company
    Inventor: Ronald J. Vish
  • Publication number: 20200187732
    Abstract: A toilet assembly includes a toilet with a bowl, a rim surrounding the bowl, and a water inlet pipe extending upward from a rear of the toilet, a toilet seat that rests on the rim and has an opening positioned above the bowl, and an attachment connected to the inlet pipe and the toilet seat. The attachment may include a coupling engaging the inlet pipe and a hinge connection connected to the coupling, where the seat is pivotably connected to the hinge connection of the attachment to pivotably mount the seat on the toilet, such that the seat is pivotable about the hinge connection between a raised position and a lowered position. The coupling may engage the inlet pipe such that the hinge connection is positioned and connected to the seat at a location spaced upward from the top surface of the rear of the toilet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventor: Ronald J. Vish
  • Patent number: 10508423
    Abstract: An automatic faucet includes a housing forming partially an internal barrel and a faucet head and being constructed to include at least one water inlet conduit extending into said barrel and a water outlet for delivering water from a spout. The automatic faucet also includes a faucet head having a removable faucet crown and the spout, wherein the faucet crown is removably mounted to the faucet head. The automatic faucet also includes a valve module, a sensor module, a battery module, a turbine module, and a control module. The valve module includes a valve controlled by an electromagnetic actuator for controlling the water flow from the spout. The sensor module is constructed to provide sensor data influenced by a user. The control module is constructed to control opening and closing of the valve by providing signals to the electromagnetic actuator. The control module is also constructed to receive sensor data from the sensor module and execute a sensing algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventors: Kay Herbert, Xiaoxiong Mo, Jeff Krull, Jean F. Daher, Qiaohong Chen, Ronald J. Vish, Fatih Guler, Xu Wang, Stanley O Thompson, David L. Carpenter
  • Patent number: 9695579
    Abstract: An automatic faucet includes a housing constructed to receive at least one water inlet conduit and having a spout for delivering water. The automatic faucet includes a valve module, a sensor module, a battery module, a turbine module, and a control module. The valve module includes a valve controlled by an electromagnetic actuator for controlling the water flow from the spout. The sensor module is constructed to provide sensor data influenced by a user. The control module is constructed to control opening and closing of the valve by providing signals to the electromagnetic actuator. The control module is also constructed to receive sensor data from the sensor module and execute a sensing algorithm. The control module is also constructed to execute a power management algorithm for managing electrical power generated by the water turbine and provided to and from the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventors: Kay Herbert, Xiaoxiong Mo, Jeff Krull, Jean F. Daher, Qiaohong Chen, Ronald J. Vish, Fatih Guler, Xu Wang, Stanley O Thompson, David L. Carpenter
  • Publication number: 20140246099
    Abstract: An automatic faucet includes a housing forming partially an internal barrel and a faucet head and being constructed to include at least one water inlet conduit extending into said barrel and a water outlet for delivering water from a spout. The automatic faucet also includes a faucet head having a removable faucet crown and the spout, wherein the faucet crown is removably mounted to the faucet head. The automatic faucet also includes a valve module, a sensor module, a battery module, a turbine module, and a control module. The valve module includes a valve controlled by an electromagnetic actuator for controlling the water flow from the spout. The sensor module is constructed to provide sensor data influenced by a user. The control module is constructed to control opening and closing of the valve by providing signals to the electromagnetic actuator. The control module is also constructed to receive sensor data from the sensor module and execute a sensing algorithm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Sloan Valve Company
    Inventors: Kay Herbert, Xiaoxiong Mo, Jeff Krull, Jean F. Daher, Qiaohong Chen, Ronald J. Vish, Fatih Guler, Xu Wang, Stanley O. Thompson, David L. Carpenter
  • Publication number: 20140174556
    Abstract: An automatic faucet includes a housing constructed to receive at least one water inlet conduit and having a spout for delivering water. The automatic faucet includes a valve module, a sensor module, a battery module, a turbine module, and a control module. The valve module includes a valve controlled by an electromagnetic actuator for controlling the water flow from the spout. The sensor module is constructed to provide sensor data influenced by a user. The control module is constructed to control opening and closing of the valve by providing signals to the electromagnetic actuator. The control module is also constructed to receive sensor data from the sensor module and execute a sensing algorithm. The control module is also constructed to execute a power management algorithm for managing electrical power generated by the water turbine and provided to and from the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Sloan Valve Company
    Inventors: Kay Herbert, Xiaoxiong Mo, Jeff Krull, Jean F. Daher, Qiaohong Chen, Ronald J. Vish, Fatih Guler, Xu Wang, Stanley O. Thompson, David L. Carpenter
  • Patent number: 6685074
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus and method are disclosed for dispensing sheet material from at least one roll of the sheet material. Dispensing is transferred from a stub roll to a reserve roll automatically in response to sensing a predetermined quantity of the stub roll. An isolating element is provided to lift the reserve roll out of contact with dispensing rollers during dispensing of sheet material from the stub roll, and a nipping element is provided to nip sheet material of the reserve roll when dispensing is transferred from the stub roll to the reserve roll. A cam controls movement of both the isolating element and the nipping element. Structure is also provided for sensing the diameter of the reserve roll of sheet material and providing an indication when the reserve roll is a predetermined diameter. The dispenser is quiet and capacity efficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Dale T. Gracyalny, David Carpenter, Kamala Grasso, Douglas W. Johnson, Peter D. Johnson, John E. Longan, John R. Moody, Hugh L. Smith, Ronald J. Vish
  • Publication number: 20020113109
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus and method are disclosed for dispensing sheet material from at least one roll of the sheet material. Dispensing is transferred from a stub roll to a reserve roll automatically in response to sensing a predetermined quantity of the stub roll. An isolating element is provided to lift the reserve roll out of contact with dispensing rollers during dispensing of sheet material from the stub roll, and a nipping element is provided to nip sheet material of the reserve roll when dispensing is transferred from the stub roll to the reserve roll. A cam controls movement of both the isolating element and the nipping element. Structure is also provided for sensing the diameter of the reserve roll of sheet material and providing an indication when the reserve roll is a predetermined diameter. The dispenser is quiet and capacity efficient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2002
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Applicant: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Dale T. Gracyalny, David Carpenter, Kamala Grasso, Douglas W. Johnson, Peter D. Johnson, John E. Longan, John R. Moody, Hugh L. Smith, Ronald J. Vish
  • Patent number: 6412678
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus and method are disclosed for dispensing sheet material from at least one roll of the sheet material. Dispensing is transferred from a stub roll to a reserve roll automatically in response to sensing a predetermined quantity of the stub roll. An isolating element is provided to lift the reserve roll out of contact with dispensing rollers during dispensing of sheet material from the stub roll, and a nipping element is provided to nip sheet material of the reserve roll when dispensing is transferred from the stub roll to the reserve roll. A cam controls movement of both the isolating element and the nipping element. Structure is also provided for sensing the diameter of the reserve roll of sheet material and providing an indication when the reserve roll is a predetermined diameter. The dispenser is quiet and capacity efficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Dale T. Gracyalny, David Carpenter, Kamala Grasso, Douglas W. Johnson, Peter D. Johnson, John E. Longan, John R. Moody, Hugh L. Smith, Ronald J. Vish
  • Publication number: 20010045441
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus and method are disclosed for dispensing sheet material from at least one roll of the sheet material. Dispensing is transferred from a stub roll to a reserve roll automatically in response to sensing a predetermined quantity of the stub roll. An isolating element is provided to lift the reserve roll out of contact with dispensing rollers during dispensing of sheet material from the stub roll, and a nipping element is provided to nip sheet material of the reserve roll when dispensing is transferred from the stub roll to the reserve roll. A cam controls movement of both the isolating element and the nipping element. Structure is also provided for sensing the diameter of the reserve roll of sheet material and providing an indication when the reserve roll is a predetermined diameter. The dispenser is quiet and capacity efficient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2001
    Publication date: November 29, 2001
    Applicant: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Dale T. Gracyalny, David Carpenter, Kamala Grasso, Douglas W. Johnson, Peter D. Johnson, John E. Longan, John R. Moody, Hugh L. Smith, Ronald J. Vish
  • Patent number: D511895
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Shure Incorporated
    Inventors: Ronald J. Vish, Jason E Short
  • Patent number: D489529
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: Shure Incorporated
    Inventors: Ronald J. Vish, Jason E Short
  • Patent number: D491364
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Shure Incorporated
    Inventors: Ronald J. Vish, Jason E Short
  • Patent number: D796652
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: SLOAN VALVE COMPANY
    Inventors: Ronald J. Vish, Adam O'Hern, Doug Cooke
  • Patent number: D860406
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Sloan Valve Company
    Inventor: Ronald J. Vish
  • Patent number: D860407
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Sloan Valve Company
    Inventor: Ronald J. Vish
  • Patent number: D860408
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Sloan Valve Company
    Inventor: Ronald J. Vish
  • Patent number: D864358
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Sloan Valve Company
    Inventor: Ronald J. Vish
  • Patent number: D889613
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sloan Valve Company
    Inventors: Mark Lawinger, Ronald J. Vish
  • Patent number: D943210
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Sloan Valve Company
    Inventor: Ronald J. Vish