Patents by Inventor Todd Walstrom

Todd Walstrom 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: 9809072
    Abstract: An improved jack assembly for use with a trailer tongue of a towed vehicle. The jack assembly including telescoping height adjustment of the assembly, a pivot assembly for pivoting between a vertical and horizontal stowed position, and a clip for maintaining a handle assembly in a stowed position when not in use. The jack assembly also includes the use of bushings for the telescoping tubes to enhance the sliding movement between the tubes and aid in maintaining the axial alignment of the tubes thereby extending the life of the jack assembly. The pivot assembly further includes an attachment bracket that may be rotated to accommodate at least two different sizes of trailer tongues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: HORIZON GLOBAL AMERICAS INC.
    Inventors: Russ Beck, Eric Anderson, Joseph J. Peschmann, Kawa-She Quoen Okerlund, Todd Walstrom, Todd Trowbridge
  • Publication number: 20160289053
    Abstract: A winch assembly is described and shown herein. The winch assembly may include a first housing member having a first retaining member formed therein and a second housing member having a second retaining member formed therein, the second housing member secured to the first housing member forming a winch housing. The winch assembly may further include a drive system generally positioned within the winch housing, and a winch drum operatively coupled with the drive system and rotationally secured with the first and second retaining members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Victor Burmeister, Kawa-She-Quoen Wm. Okerlund, Frank Drake, Todd Walstrom, Eric Anderson
  • Patent number: 9206022
    Abstract: Disclosed is a winch assembly that may include a first housing member having a first retaining member formed therein and a second housing member having a second retaining member formed therein, the second housing member secured to the first housing member forming a winch housing. The winch assembly may further include a drive system generally positioned within the winch housing, and a winch drum operatively coupled with the drive system and rotationally secured with the first and second retaining members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Cequent Performance Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Burneister, Kawa-She-Quoen Wm. Okerlund, Frank Drake, Todd Walstrom, Eric Anderson
  • Patent number: 8657260
    Abstract: Apparatus for an integrated winchhead winch are described herein. An integrated winchhead comprising a frame, a winch and a wedge. The frame may include a mounting base at a first end and a bow stop mounting area at a second end of the frame. The winch may be housed within the frame. The wedge may be attached to the mounting base and may also be mountable on a base stand, wherein the wedge may be adjustably mounted to the base stand and the mounting base. The winchhead may be mountable at two different angles and be vertically adjustable along the base stand. A bow stop may be secured to the bow stop mounting area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Cequent Performance Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Anderson, Kawa-She-Quoen Okerlund, Todd Walstrom, Victor Burmeister, Kyle Osimitz
  • Publication number: 20130341579
    Abstract: An improved jack assembly for use with a trailer tongue of a towed vehicle. The jack assembly including telescoping height adjustment of the assembly, a pivot assembly for pivoting between a vertical and horizontal stowed position, and a clip for maintaining a handle assembly in a stowed position when not in use. The jack assembly also includes the use of bushings for the telescoping tubes to enhance the sliding movement between the tubes and aid in maintaining the axial alignment of the tubes thereby extending the life of the jack assembly. The pivot assembly further includes an attachment bracket that may be rotated to accommodate at least two different sizes of trailer tongues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Cequent Trailer Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Russ Beck, Eric Anderson, Joseph J. Peschmann, Kawa-She Quoen Okerlund, Todd Walstrom, Todd Trowbridge
  • Patent number: 8579259
    Abstract: Apparatus for a two speed winch assembly are described herein. The winch assembly may be secured to a towing trailer and is arranged to assist in loading and unloading cargo from the trailer. The winch assembly may include mechanisms, systems, and features to make the winch assembly easy to assemble and use, increase the service life of the winch assembly, and improve the consistency of the performance of the winch assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Cequent Performance Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kawa-She-Quoen Okerlund, Eric Anderson, Todd Walstrom, Joseph J. Peschmann
  • Publication number: 20130270498
    Abstract: A winch assembly is described and shown herein. The winch assembly may include a first housing member having a first retaining member formed therein and a second housing member having a second retaining member formed therein, the second housing member secured to the first housing member forming a winch housing. The winch assembly may further include a drive system generally positioned within the winch housing, and a winch drum operatively coupled with the drive system and rotationally secured with the first and second retaining members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Victor Burneister, Kawa-She-Quoen Wm. Okerlund, Frank Drake, Todd Walstrom, Eric Anderson
  • Patent number: 8523148
    Abstract: An improved jack assembly for use with a trailer tongue of a towed vehicle. The jack assembly including telescoping height adjustment of the assembly, a pivot assembly for pivoting between a vertical and horizontal stowed position, and a clip for maintaining a handle assembly in a stowed position when not in use. The jack assembly also includes the use of bushings for the telescoping tubes to enhance the sliding movement between the tubes and aid in maintaining the axial alignment of the tubes thereby extending the life of the jack assembly. The pivot assembly further includes an attachment bracket that may be rotated to accommodate at least two different sizes of trailer tongues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Cequent Trailer Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Russ Beck, Eric Anderson, Joseph J. Peschmann, Kawa-She-Quoen Okerlund, Todd Walstrom, Todd Trowbridge
  • Patent number: 8459615
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to apparatus for a winch assembly. The winch assembly may be secured to a towing trailer and arranged to assist in loading and unloading cargo from the trailer. The winch assembly may include mechanisms, systems, and features to make the winch assembly easy to assemble and use, increase the service life of the winch assembly, and improve the consistency of the performance of the winch assembly. Embodiments of a winch assembly disclosed include novel drive systems, novel ratchet and pawl systems, novel systems for guiding a winch strap, novel systems for securing the winch assembly to a towing trailer, and a novel frame member for a winch assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Cequent Performance Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Anderson, Joseph J. Peschmann, Kawa-She-Quoen Okerlund, Todd Walstrom
  • Patent number: 8348241
    Abstract: A mounting adapter for mounting a jack to a trailer coupler and/or a trailer frame is described. The mounting adapter may permit the jack to mount to the trailer coupler while retaining both vertical and axial adjustability. The mounting adapter may include a flange and a collar. The flange may include an opening for receiving the jack and at least one mounting aperture for attachment with the trailer frame. The collar may extend outward from the flange and have at least one aperture for attachment with the jack. The collar may also include a rib located for engagement with a slot on the jack. The trailer coupler and frame may include apertures alignable to the mounting apertures, whereby the mounting apertures may permit orientation of the jack to be forward, left, right or rear facing. The mounting adapter may also be vertically adjustable to the jack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Cequent Trailer Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Trowbridge, Todd Walstrom, Eric Anderson
  • Patent number: 8181983
    Abstract: A jack assembly for adjusting the height of a trailer is provided. The jack assembly is moveable between an operable and a stowed position. The assembly includes a tube having a slot portion and a slide block moveable within the slot portion. A post connected to the slide block protrudes through an opening in the slot portion to engage a clamping mechanism. The clamping mechanism is movable between a clamped position where the slide block is clamped to the tube to prevent the jack from moving, and an unclamped position where the slide block is movable within the slot portion to allow the jack assembly to be moved between an operable position and a stowed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Cequent Trailer Products
    Inventors: Todd Walstrom, Michael Murphy, Frank Drake
  • Publication number: 20110278522
    Abstract: Apparatus for an integrated winchhead winch are described herein. An integrated winchhead comprising a frame, a winch and a wedge. The frame may include a mounting base at a first end and a bow stop mounting area at a second end of the frame. The winch may be housed within the frame. The wedge may be attached to the mounting base and may also be mountable on a base stand, wherein the wedge may be adjustably mounted to the base stand and the mounting base. The winchhead may be mountable at two different angles and be vertically adjustable along the base stand. A bow stop may be secured to the bow stop mounting area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Eric Anderson, Kawa-She-Quoen Okerlund, Todd Walstrom, Victor Burmeister, Kyle Osimitz
  • Publication number: 20110278521
    Abstract: Apparatus for a two speed winch assembly are described herein. The winch assembly may be secured to a towing trailer and is arranged to assist in loading and unloading cargo from the trailer. The winch assembly may include mechanisms, systems, and features to make the winch assembly easy to assemble and use, increase the service life of the winch assembly, and improve the consistency of the performance of the winch assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Kawa-She-Quoen Okerlund, Eric Anderson, Todd Walstrom, Joseph J. Peschmann
  • Publication number: 20110253958
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to apparatus for a winch assembly. The winch assembly may be secured to a towing trailer and arranged to assist in loading and unloading cargo from the trailer. The winch assembly may include mechanisms, systems, and features to make the winch assembly easy to assemble and use, increase the service life of the winch assembly, and improve the consistency of the performance of the winch assembly. Embodiments of a winch assembly disclosed include novel drive systems, novel ratchet and pawl systems, novel systems for guiding a winch strap, novel systems for securing the winch assembly to a towing trailer, and a novel frame member for a winch assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: Eric Anderson, Joseph J. Peschmann, Kawa-She-Quoen Okerlund, Todd Walstrom
  • Patent number: 7967278
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to apparatus for a winch assembly. The winch assembly may be secured to a towing trailer and arranged to assist in loading and unloading cargo from the trailer. The winch assembly may include mechanisms, systems, and features to make the winch assembly easy to assemble and use, increase the service life of the winch assembly, and improve the consistency of the performance of the winch assembly. Embodiments of a winch assembly disclosed include novel drive systems, novel ratchet and pawl systems, novel systems for guiding a winch strap, novel systems for securing the winch assembly to a towing trailer, and a novel frame member for a winch assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Cequent Trailer Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Anderson, Joseph J. Peschmann, Kawa-She-Quoen Okerlund, Todd Walstrom
  • Patent number: 7806240
    Abstract: A surge brake actuator having a coupler housing telescopically engagable with an actuator housing is provided. The surge brake actuator incorporates an improved reverse lockout assembly that prevents movement of the coupler housing with respect to the actuator housing during reverse movement of a towing vehicle. The reverse lockout assembly is capable of moving to an operating position upon forward movement of the towing vehicle. A breakaway cam effectuates actuation of a braking system of a towed vehicle if the towing vehicle breaks away from the towed vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Cequent Trailer Products Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Walstrom, Eric Anderson, Todd Krzanowski, Matt Block, Kawa-She-Quoen Okerlund
  • Publication number: 20100213427
    Abstract: A mounting adapter for mounting a jack to a trailer coupler and/or a trailer frame is described. The mounting adapter may permit the jack to mount to the trailer coupler while retaining both vertical and axial adjustability. The mounting adapter may include a flange and a collar. The flange may include an opening for receiving the jack and at least one mounting aperture for attachment with the trailer frame. The collar may extend outward from the flange and have at least one aperture for attachment with the jack. The collar may also include a rib located for engagement with a slot on the jack. The trailer coupler and frame may include apertures alignable to the mounting apertures, whereby the mounting apertures may permit orientation of the jack to be forward, left, right or rear facing. The mounting adapter may also be vertically adjustable to the jack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Todd Trowbridge, Todd Walstrom, Eric Anderson
  • Patent number: D656290
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Cequent Performance Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Anderson, Kawa-She-Quoen Okerlund, Todd Walstrom, Victor Burmeister, Kyle Osimitz
  • Patent number: D670473
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Cequent Performance Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Anderson, Kawa-She-Quoen Okerlund, Todd Walstrom, Victor Burmeister, Kyle Osimitz
  • Patent number: D844927
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: HORIZON GLOBAL AMERICAS INC.
    Inventors: Todd Walstrom, Cole Anderson, Eric Anderson