Patents by Inventor Tim Lucas

Tim Lucas 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: 20190239643
    Abstract: A device for connecting a movable sliding element to a guide rail of a guide system of an item of furniture having adjustment means comprising latching means, an operating element, and a height adjustment element. The latching means have latching teeth and a latching member. The latching teeth are disposed along a shell face. The latching member is connected to the operating element and the latching member latches with the latching teeth. The height adjustment element is configured in the manner of a disk and the height adjustment element is present so as to be pivotable. The operating element is connected to the height adjustment element. The device in the disposed state connects the sliding element to the guide rail in such a manner that a positional modification of the height adjustment element causes a positional modification of the sliding element relative to the guide system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Grass GmbH
    Inventors: Tim Lucas, Gabriel Auer
  • Patent number: 10160680
    Abstract: A process is provided, comprising: (a) supplying ammonium-containing wastewater to a reactor containing granular sludge comprising granules having a core of anammox bacteria and an outer rim of ammonia oxidizing bacteria; (b) subjecting the wastewater to ammonium oxidation at a temperature between 5 to 25° C., a dissolved oxygen concentration between 0.4 mg/L to 4.0 mg/L, and a hydraulic retention time between 0.5 hours to 1.5 days, obtaining a nitrogen gaseous stream and a dispersion of granular and non-sludge in treated wastewater; and (c) separating the dispersion into a granular sludge stream and a stream of treated wastewater and non-granular sludge, and (d) recycling the granular sludge to the reactor while discharging the non-granular sludge, wherein the granular sludge has a reactor retention time at least ten times the hydraulic retention time, and wherein the retention time of non-granular sludge is no more than three times the hydraulic retention time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: PAQUES I.P. B.V.
    Inventors: Tim Lucas George Hendrickx, Tommaso Lotti, Marinus Cornelis Maria Van Loosdrecht, Jans Kruit
  • Patent number: 9943167
    Abstract: There is provided a trim profile covering fixture with at least one side covering element with a longitudinal axis, for a trim profile of a movable furniture component, in particular a drawer, wherein the side covering element has at least one mounting projection which may be inserted into an assigned mounting location on the trim profile and is held there in the inserted state, wherein the mounting projection has at least one clamping jaw which may be braced by an inner surface of the mounting location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Grass GmbH
    Inventor: Tim Lucas
  • Patent number: 9907399
    Abstract: A device for releasably connecting a furniture pull-out to a guidance unit that movably guides the pull-out in a furniture body comprises: a base part; and an adjuster arranged on the base part and comprising a plurality of components movable in relation to one another, the adjuster enabling a position of the furniture pull-out to be set in at least one spatial direction relative to the guidance unit, the adjuster including a spring-loaded contact pressure mechanism configured to press the guidance unit against the device in a fitted and working condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Grass GmbH
    Inventor: Tim Lucas
  • Patent number: 9861195
    Abstract: A setting device for a latching arrangement for setting a movable furniture part which is received in a furniture body, the setting device comprising a receptacle, a spring member and an operating lever, it being possible for the setting device to be mounted on a holding member of the latching arrangement such that it can be pivoted via the receptacle, and a latching element being configured on the spring member. The invention is distinguished by the fact that the shape of the spring member, and therefore the position of the latching element, can be varied by means of the operating lever, without interaction with a further element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Grass GmbH
    Inventors: Tim Lucas, Gabriel Auer
  • Patent number: 9808083
    Abstract: A device for releasably connecting a furniture pull-out to a guidance unit that movably guides the furniture pull-out in a furniture body comprises: a base part; an adjuster arranged on the base part and comprising a plurality of components movable in relation to one another, the adjuster enabling a position of the furniture pull-out to be set in at least one spatial direction relative to the guidance unit; and a stop mechanism to delimit the travel of the adjuster, the stop mechanism including a springy-elastic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Grass GmbH
    Inventor: Tim Lucas
  • Patent number: 9783969
    Abstract: A bath or basin waste having a plug in which the upper face of the cap is substantially bellow the upper face of the bottom of the bath or basin to which it is fitted when in the closed position and substantially flush with the upper face of the bottom of the bath or basin when in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: ART PLASTICS PTY LTD
    Inventor: Tim Lucas
  • Publication number: 20170112278
    Abstract: A setting device for a latching arrangement for setting a movable furniture part which is received in a furniture body, the setting device comprising a receptacle, a spring member and an operating lever, it being possible for the setting device to be mounted on a holding member of the latching arrangement such that it can be pivoted via the receptacle, and a latching element being configured on the spring member. The invention is distinguished by the fact that the shape of the spring member, and therefore the position of the latching element, can be varied by means of the operating lever, without interaction with a further element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: Grass GmbH
    Inventors: Tim LUCAS, Gabriel AUER
  • Publication number: 20170095082
    Abstract: A device for releasably connecting a furniture drawer to a guidance unit that movably guides the drawer in a furniture body of an item of furniture comprises a base portion; and a displacement device arranged on the base portion and comprising a plurality of components moveable relative to each other, the displacement device enabling a position of the furniture pull-out to be adjusted in at least one spatial direction relative to the guidance unit, wherein the components of the displacement device are arranged as a preassembled subassembly that is releasably securable to the base portion at a securing interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventor: Tim LUCAS
  • Publication number: 20170095081
    Abstract: A device for releasably connecting a furniture pull-out to a guidance unit that movably guides the furniture pull-out in a furniture body comprises: a base part; an adjuster arranged on the base part and comprising a plurality of components movable in relation to one another, the adjuster enabling a position of the furniture pull-out to be set in at least one spatial direction relative to the guidance unit; and a stop mechanism to delimit the travel of the adjuster, the stop mechanism including a springy-elastic component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventor: Tim LUCAS
  • Publication number: 20170095083
    Abstract: A device for releasably connecting a furniture pull-out to a guidance unit that movably guides the pull-out in a furniture body comprises: a base part; and an adjuster arranged on the base part and comprising a plurality of components movable in relation to one another, the adjuster enabling a position of the furniture pull-out to be set in at least one spatial direction relative to the guidance unit, the adjuster including a spring-loaded contact pressure mechanism configured to press the guidance unit against the device in a fitted and working condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventor: Tim LUCAS
  • Publication number: 20160095435
    Abstract: There is provided a trim profile covering fixture with at least one side covering element with a longitudinal axis, for a trim profile of a movable furniture component, in particular a drawer, wherein the side covering element has at least one mounting projection which may be inserted into an assigned mounting location on the trim profile and is held there in the inserted state, wherein the mounting projection has at least one clamping jaw which may be braced by an inner surface of the mounting location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventor: Tim LUCAS
  • Publication number: 20160052811
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for biological removal of nitrogen from wastewater comprising: (a) providing a stream of wastewater comprising ammonium; (b) continuously supplying the stream of wastewater to a reactor containing granular sludge comprising granules having a core of anammox bacteria and an outer rim of ammonia oxidizing bacteria; (c) subjecting the wastewater in the reactor to ammonium oxidation under ammonium oxidizing conditions comprising a temperature in the range of from 5 to 25° C., a concentration of dissolved oxygen in the wastewater in the range of from 0.4 mg/L to 4.0 mg/L, and a hydraulic retention time of the wastewater in the reactor in the range of from 0.5 hours to 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Applicant: Paques I.P. B.V.
    Inventors: Tim Lucas George HENDRICKX, Tommaso LOTTI, Marinus Cornelis Maria VAN LOOSDRECHT, Jans KRUIT
  • Publication number: 20150233102
    Abstract: A bath or basin waste having a plug in which the upper face of the cap is substantially bellow the upper face of the bottom of the bath or basin to which it is fitted when in the closed position and substantially flush with the upper face of the bottom of the bath or basin when in the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Applicant: ART PLASTICS PTY LTD
    Inventor: Tim Lucas
  • Patent number: 7056099
    Abstract: A portable and hand-held unit is used to pump air into vehicle tires to a pre-set pressure and to remind a vehicle owner to monitor the pressure of the tires on the vehicle. The unit includes a light, a power source, an air pump, and a one-way valve and is used by connecting an outlet valve to an inflation valve on a vehicle tire via a special adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Inventor: Tim Lucas
  • Patent number: D736353
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventor: Tim Lucas
  • Patent number: D736354
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventor: Tim Lucas
  • Patent number: D736355
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventor: Tim Lucas
  • Patent number: D775320
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventor: Tim Lucas
  • Patent number: D853828
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Grass GmbH
    Inventors: Tim Lucas, Gabriel Auer