Patents by Inventor Thomas Woellert

Thomas Woellert 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: 20190071052
    Abstract: A connection device for connecting a child car seat to an automobile seat wherein the connection device includes a ratchet assembly for manual tightening of a web attached thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Evenflo Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas WOELLERT, Scott MILLER
  • Patent number: 7837275
    Abstract: A multi-mode belt retractor including an interlocked attachment mechanism. The belt retractor and attachment mechanism are physically integrated in a single unit. In one embodiment, the retractor is shifted between modes by the operation by the attachment mechanism such that securing the attachment mechanism to an anchor point shifts the belt retractor into a locked mode. Releasing the attachment mechanism from the anchor point shifts the belt retractor into a free-wheel mode. In one embodiment, only a single user-operable button is provided, thus minimizing the opportunity for improper operation. One embodiment of the attachment mechanism is symmetrical, making it operable by a user's left or right hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Evenflo Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Woellert, Guy Robert Dingman, William Cameron Forbes
  • Publication number: 20090065621
    Abstract: A multi-mode belt retractor including an interlocked attachment mechanism. The belt retractor and attachment mechanism are physically integrated in a single unit. In one embodiment, the retractor is shifted between modes by the operation by the attachment mechanism such that securing the attachment mechanism to an anchor point shifts the belt retractor into a locked mode. Releasing the attachment mechanism from the anchor point shifts the belt retractor into a free-wheel mode. In one embodiment, only a single user-operable button is provided, thus minimizing the opportunity for improper operation. One embodiment of the attachment mechanism is symmetrical, making it operable by a user's left or right hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventors: Thomas Woellert, Guy Robert Dingman
  • Patent number: 7452031
    Abstract: Disclosed are child seats with adjustable features to accommodate a child. Specifically, a child seat with adjustable headrest unit, a child seat with adjustable backrest unit, a child seat with adjustable armrest unit, a child seat with adjustable lap depth, a child seat with a softgoods attachment, and a method of attaching a softgoods attachment to a child seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Evenflo Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Woellert, David Sander, Peter Eros
  • Publication number: 20080111412
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the field of child seats with adjustable features to accommodate a child. Specifically, the present invention relates to a child seat with adjustable headrest unit, a child seat with adjustable backrest unit, a child seat with adjustable armrest unit, a child seat with adjustable lap depth, a child seat with a softgoods attachment, and a method of attaching a softgoods attachment to a child seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Inventors: Thomas Woellert, David Sander, Peter Eros
  • Publication number: 20070040441
    Abstract: A vehicle safety restraint system comprises a portable base having a mounting assembly and a restraint assembly. The portable base may be a booster seat. The mounting assembly mounts the base to the seat of a vehicle and the restraint assembly restrains an occupant of the base. The mounting assembly may wrap around at least a portion of the vehicle seat to mount the booster seat to the vehicle. The restraint assembly may comprise a five-point or a four-point restraint and may include a lateral support assembly. The restraint assembly may further include a torso support assembly. A method of mounting a portable base to a vehicle seat is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2004
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Applicant: Indiana Mills & Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Boyle, Michael Wiseman, Thomas Woellert, James Anthony