Patents by Inventor Thomas A. Tisbo

Thomas A. Tisbo 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: 20090250924
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward an anti-kink support sleeve for flexible hoses such as garden hoses. The construction of the device permits flexation of the hose while preventing the hose from kinking or collapsing in proximity of the support sleeve and most particularly near the hose bib. The anti-kink support sleeve includes a plurality of interconnected section members. Each interconnected section member includes a ball end and a socket end. The socket end being constructed to cooperate with the ball end of an adjacently positioned section to construct a universally swiveling connection having an inner diameter of sufficient size to pass the hose member therethrough. A plurality of sections are interconnected to assemble the anti-kink hose sleeve having a sufficient length to support the desired section(s) of hose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventors: Thomas A. Tisbo, Dennis A. Matousek
  • Patent number: 6976649
    Abstract: A hose cart combining the features of an off-set handle, to permit any easier retrieval of paid out hose, a hose tracker, to permit hose to be neatly wound onto a reel, and a storage system comprising a protective housing, to provide storage and protection for a hose kept within, is provided. The invention includes the use of a crank to turn a reel which causes paid out hose to be drawn into the protective box onto a reel. The use of a plurality of gears permits the crank to be offset from the center of the reel, such that it is elevated to a more convenient cranking position. Further, the use of gears permits the same movement of the crank, which causes hose to be collected, causes a hose guide to move laterally, along the axis of the reel, such that hose is neatly layered onto the reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: Suncast Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Tisbo, Brian R. Moon, Lyle A. Rosine, Torrence Anderson, Michael Uffner
  • Publication number: 20040238676
    Abstract: A hose cart combining the features of an off-set handle, to permit any easier retrieval of paid out hose, a hose tracker, to permit hose to be neatly wound onto a reel, and a storage system comprising a protective housing, to provide storage and protection for a hose kept within, is provided. The invention includes the use of a crank to turn a reel which causes paid out hose to be drawn into the protective box onto a reel. The use of a plurality of gears permits the crank to be offset from the center of the reel, such that it is elevated to a more convenient cranking position. Further, the use of gears permits the same movement of the crank, which causes hose to be collected, causes a hose guide to move laterally, along the axis of the reel, such that hose is neatly layered onto the reel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2003
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventors: Thomas A. Tisbo, Brian R. Moon, Lyle A. Rosine, Torrence Anderson, Michael Uffner
  • Patent number: 6742740
    Abstract: A hose cart combining the features of an off-set handle, to permit any easier retrieval of paid out hose, a hose tracker, to permit hose to be neatly wound onto a reel, and a storage system comprising a protective housing, to provide storage and protection for a hose kept within, is provided. The invention includes the use of a crank to turn a reel which causes paid out hose to be drawn into the protective box onto a reel. The use of a plurality of gears permits the crank to be offset from the center of the reel, such that it is elevated to a more convenient cranking position. Further, the use of gears permits the same movement of the crank, which causes hose to be collected, causes a hose guide to move laterally, along the axis of the reel, such that hose is neatly layered onto the reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: Suncast Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Tisbo, Brian R. Moon, Lyle A. Rosine, Joseph Gormley, Torrence Anderson, Michael Uffner
  • Publication number: 20030034417
    Abstract: A hose cart combining the features of an off-set handle, to permit any easier retrieval of paid out hose, a hose tracker, to permit hose to be neatly wound onto a reel, and a storage system comprising a protective housing, to provide storage and protection for a hose kept within, is provided. The invention includes the use of a crank to turn a reel which causes paid out hose to be drawn into the protective box onto a reel. The use of a plurality of gears permits the crank to be offset from the center of the reel, such that it is elevated to a more convenient cranking position. Further, the use of gears permits the same movement of the crank, which causes hose to be collected, causes a hose guide to move laterally, along the axis of the reel, such that hose is neatly layered onto the reel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2001
    Publication date: February 20, 2003
    Inventors: Thomas A. Tisbo, Brian R. Moon, Lyle A. Rosine, Joseph Gormley, Torrence Anderson, Michael Uffner
  • Patent number: 6086073
    Abstract: A portable work center includes a molded base panel having a plurality of clamping members, at least one wheel assembly support and at least one support leg in spaced relation to the wheel assembly support. A molded top panel is in spaced, parallel relation to the base panel, and has a plurality of clamping members, each corresponding to a clamping member on the base panel. A pair of opposingly oriented side panels extend between and connect the top and base panels to one another. A rear panel is positioned adjacent and between the side panels and extends between the top and base panels. A pair of pivotal front door panels is disposed in opposing relation to the rear panel and extends substantially between the top and base panels and the side panels. Together, the side panels, rear panel, top panel, base panel and door panels define an internal storage region and four corners. Corner support posts are positioned at each of the corners and extend between the base panel and the top panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Assignee: Suncast Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Tisbo, Torrence C. Anderson, Michael R. Vogler
  • Patent number: 6079719
    Abstract: A cart for carrying at least one removable bin or shelf includes molded base and top panels each having a plurality of clamping members, and a pair of support rail assemblies extending between and connecting the top panel and the base panel. The support rail assemblies are in spaced, parallel relation to one another and include a pair of parallel support posts and a plurality of parallel rails extending between and connecting the support posts. The rails are mounted to the support posts perpendicular thereto. The support posts are received in and secured to the base and top panels at the clamping members. The rails are configured for slidingly receiving and supporting the shelf or bin thereon. The cart includes a plurality of casters mounted to the base panel for mobility of the cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Assignee: Suncast Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Tisbo, Steven P. Whitehead, Torrence C. Anderson, Jed C. Richardson
  • Patent number: D444626
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Assignee: Suncast Corporation
    Inventors: Torrence C. Anderson, Michael G. Uffner, Thomas A. Tisbo
  • Patent number: D468026
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Suncast Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Tisbo, Torrence C. Anderson, Michael G. Uffner
  • Patent number: D468442
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Suncast Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Tisbo, Torrence C. Anderson, Jed C. Richardson
  • Patent number: D468833
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2003
    Assignee: Suncast Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Tisbo, Torrence C. Anderson, Jed C. Richardson, Michael G. Uffner, Brian R. Moon, Kevin Markley
  • Patent number: D468834
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2003
    Assignee: Suncast Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Tisbo, Torrence C. Anderson, Jed C. Richardson, Michael G. Uffner, Brian R. Moon, Kevin Markley
  • Patent number: D469188
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Assignee: Suncast Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Tisbo, Torrence C. Anderson, Jed C. Richardson, Michael G. Uffner, Brian R. Moon, Kevin Markley
  • Patent number: D470035
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Suncast Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Tisbo, Torrence C. Anderson, Brian R. Moon
  • Patent number: D474396
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: Suncast Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Tisbo, Michael Uffner, Kevin J. Markley, Torrence C. Anderson
  • Patent number: D479882
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Suncast Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Tisbo, Torrence C. Anderson, Jed C. Richardson, Michael G. Uffner, Brian R. Moon, Kevin Markley
  • Patent number: D421181
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Assignee: Suncast Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Tisbo, Michael G. Uffner, Torrence C. Anderson
  • Patent number: D422807
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Assignee: Suncast Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Tisbo, Torrence C. Anderson, Jed C. Richardson
  • Patent number: D424385
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Suncast Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Tisbo, Stephen P. Whitehead
  • Patent number: D429418
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2000
    Assignee: Suncast Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Tisbo, Michael G. Uffner, Torrence C. Anderson