Patents by Inventor Steven F. Brooker

Steven F. Brooker 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: 20040237391
    Abstract: An improved trim apparatus includes an edging member and a number of fasteners, the fasteners being structured to mount the edging member to a grade. The edging member includes a number of brick members that are aligned with one another to simulate bricks. The brick members are slightly tapered, which accentuates the appearance of individual bricks. The trim apparatus is configured such that the fasteners cannot be inserted incorrectly into the edging member, which facilitates attachment of the edging member to the grade. An exterior of the trim apparatus is textured to simulate aged brick.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2003
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventors: Stephen English, Steven F. Brooker
  • Patent number: 6488240
    Abstract: A hose hanger apparatus includes a hose supporting body and a hose retainer. The hose supporting body has mounting structure to enable the hose supporting body to be mounted to a wall in an operative position in which a hose supporting surface faces generally upwardly and extends outwardly from the wall. The hose retainer is movable between retaining and releasing positions. In its retaining position, the hose retainer extends upwardly adjacent the hose supporting surface in spaced relation from the wall to inhibit the upper portion of the coiled hose from moving off the hose supporting surface without first raising the hose to a height sufficient to vertically clear the hose retainer. In its releasing position, the hose can be removed from or mounted onto the hose supporting surface without the need for first raising the hose to a height sufficient to vertically clear the hose retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: Ames True Temper, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven F. Brooker, Michael R. McBride
  • Publication number: 20020036012
    Abstract: The present application discloses a hose reel apparatus for use in lawn and gardening care.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2001
    Publication date: March 28, 2002
    Applicant: Ames True Temper, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Spear, Steven F. Brooker
  • Patent number: 6338360
    Abstract: A hose reel carrier includes a wheeled structure having spaced apart side walls and a top wall covering a receptacle; a hose reel is rotatably mounted between the side walls and is rotated by a hand crank operated outside one of the side walls; a reciprocating hose guide carried on support rods is also driven by the crank; a fluid connection is provided through the other side wall to supply fluid to a hose carried on the reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignee: Ames True Temper Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Spear, Steven F. Brooker
  • Publication number: 20010039963
    Abstract: A hose reel carrier includes a wheeled structure having spaced apart side walls and a top wall covering a receptacle; a hose reel is rotatably mounted between the side walls and is rotated by a hand crank operated outside one of the side walls; a reciprocating hose guide carried on support rods is also driven by the crank; a fluid connection is provided through the other side wall to supply fluid to a hose carried on the reel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2001
    Publication date: November 15, 2001
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Spear, Steven F. Brooker
  • Patent number: 6193247
    Abstract: A portable, stackable wagon assembly includes a main compartment over which a handle structure is movable to an operational position; the main compartment includes side walls provided with support members for a tray that is insertable into the main compartment to rest on the support members; the tray is provided with at least one partition wall and a handle to facilitate removal from the wagon assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignee: O. Ames Co.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Spear, Rudy F. Planthaber, Steven F. Brooker
  • Patent number: 6138927
    Abstract: A dual mode spreader includes a wheel supported container having a bottom wall provided with discharge openings feeding to a rotationally supported spreader disk; a skirt is mounted relative to the container to be movable to alter the distribution pattern between a broadcast mode and a drop mode; a mode determining member is provided to move with respect to the container in coordination with movement of the skirt between the broadcast and drop modes of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Assignee: O. Ames Co.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Spear, Steven F. Brooker
  • Patent number: 6079720
    Abstract: A wagon assembly for use in gardening and lawn care comprises a wagon body structure which provides a main compartment. The main compartment accommodates the carriage of items and materials used in gardening and lawn care. A handle structure is pivotally connected to a forward end of the wagon body structure such that the handle structure moves between a stacking position and a range of operating positions. Wheel structures are rotatably connected to the wagon body structure and are constructed to enable the wagon assembly to be rolled manually by exerting force on the handle structure. Upwardly facing supporting surfaces are constructed and arranged to support a first similar wagon assembly aligned above the wagon assembly in a stable stacking and nesting relation with the handle structure of the wagon assembly in the stacking position such that portions of wheel structures of the first similar wagon assembly are disposed between upper peripheral edges of the wagon body structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Assignee: O. Ames Co.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Spear, Rudy F Planthaber, Steven F. Brooker
  • Patent number: 5934314
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to provide a hose storage device that utilizes a supporting frame structure which is constructed and arranged to be nested on top of a similar supporting frame structure. The supporting frame structure is also constructed and arranged such that a similar supporting frame structure can be nested on top of the supporting frame structure. The hose storage device also has a hose reel structure having a surface for receiving a length of coiled hose thereon. The hose reel structure has generally circular end flanges. Also, the hose reel structure is rotatably mounted within the supporting frame structure. The aforementioned structures are constructed and arranged to allow a similar hose storage device to be stacked on top of the hose storage device with the supporting frame structure in a nesting relation with the supporting frame structure of the similar hose storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Assignee: O. Ames Co.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Spear, Rudy F. Planthaber, Eric D. Bennett, Steven F. Brooker
  • Patent number: 5876049
    Abstract: A wagon assembly for use in gardening and lawn care comprises a wagon body structure constructed and arranged to provide a main compartment. The main compartment is constructed and arranged to accommodate the carriage of items and materials used in gardening and lawn care. A handle structure has a pair of generally opposed surfaces. The handle structure is connected to a front end of the wagon body structure such that the handle structure can be moved between a seating position wherein the handle structure extends rearwardly with respect to the wagon body structure and a range of operating positions wherein the handle structure extends forwardly with respect to the wagon body structure. Wheel structures are rotatably connected to the wagon body structure and constructed and arranged to enable the wagon assembly to be rolled manually by exerting force on the handle structure in the operating positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Assignee: O. Ames Co.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Spear, Rudy F. Planthaber, Steven F. Brooker
  • Patent number: 5794649
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to provide a portable hose cart assembly capable of stacking, yet having circular hose reel end flanges. The portable hose cart assembly utilizes a supporting frame structure constructed and arranged to be nested on top of a similar supporting frame structure. The supporting frame structure is also constructed and arranged such that a similar supporting frame structure can be nested on top of the supporting frame structure. A hose reel structure for receiving and supporting a length of hose is rotatably mounted within the supporting frame structure. Circular end flanges are fixed to the ends of the hose reel structure. A handle structure movable between a stacking position and an operating position is connected to the supporting frame structure. The handle structure has a locking mechanism such that the handle structure may be secured in the operating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Assignee: O. Ames Co.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Spear, Steven F. Brooker, Rudy F. Planthaber, Eric D. Bennett
  • Patent number: D506123
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Ames True Temper, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen T. English, John R. Grishaber, Steven F. Brooker
  • Patent number: D448652
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2001
    Assignee: Ames True Temper, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Spear, Steven F. Brooker
  • Patent number: D449914
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Assignee: Ames True Temper, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Spear, Steven F. Brooker
  • Patent number: RE37442
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to provide a portable hose cart assembly capable of stacking, yet having circular hose reel end flanges. The portable hose cart assembly utilizes a supporting frame structure constructed and arranged to be nested on top of a similar supporting frame structure. The supporting frame structure is also constructed and arranged such that a similar supporting frame structure can be nested on top of the supporting frame structure. A hose reel structure for receiving and supporting a length of hose is rotatably mounted within the supporting frame structure. Circular end flanges are fixed to the ends of the hose reel structure. A handle structure movable between a stacking position and an operating position is connected to the supporting frame structure. The handle structure has a locking mechanism such that the handle structure may be secured in the operating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Assignee: Ames True Temper, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Spear, Steven F. Brooker, Rudy F. Planthaber, Eric D. Bennett
  • Patent number: D458070
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Ames True Temper, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric D. Bennett, Steven F. Brooker, John R. Grishaber
  • Patent number: D460343
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Ames True Temper, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Spear, Steven F. Brooker, Bryan Ritchie
  • Patent number: D393189
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1998
    Assignee: O. Ames Co.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Spear, Frank G. Czerwinski, Steven F. Brooker
  • Patent number: D395111
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: O. Ames Co.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Spear, Rudy F. Planthaber, Eric D. Bennett, Steven F. Brooker
  • Patent number: D396615
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Assignee: O. Ames Co.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Spear, Frank G. Czerwinski, Steven F. Brooker