Patents by Inventor Tom E. Robbins

Tom E. Robbins 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: 20090250120
    Abstract: A fluid transfer system includes a fluid regulator having a valve and a tube in fluid communication with the valve. A housing supports the fluid regulator and includes at least a partial enclosure. At least a portion of the fluid regulator is in the enclosure. The tube extends through a first surface of the housing. A flexible conduit is in fluid communication with the fluid regulator. The flexible conduit is compatible for connection with a fluid source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventor: Tom E. Robbins
  • Patent number: 5215260
    Abstract: A plumbing spout is disclosed that discharges a hollow cylinder of water. In one form, the inside of the cylinder can be viewed from the top of the spout. Concentric walls are provided in a spout body to equalize the pressure of the entering water around the spout circumference. An inner wall extends below an outer wall when the fluid discharges from the spout to assist in cylinder formation. The portion of the inner wall that extends below the outer wall preferably also flares outwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1993
    Assignee: Kallista, Inc.
    Inventor: Tom E. Robbins
  • Patent number: 5026013
    Abstract: An assembly is disclosed for mounting a bathroom accessory support post to a wall. A bracket with a mounting hole in the form of a keyhole slot is attached to the wall. A support post for the accessory has a neck and an enlarged head at the end of the neck. Adjacent the neck, the support post is threaded to receive a jamb nut. The enlarged head of the support post is positionable within the keyhole slot. The jamb nut is rotatable to clamp the bracket between the enlarged head and the jamb nut to retain the head within the keyhole slot. A cover is friction fit with the aid of an O-ring against the bracket to conceal the mounting hardware from view during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1991
    Assignee: Kallista, Inc.
    Inventor: Tom E. Robbins
  • Patent number: 4912782
    Abstract: A spout fixture for bathtubs, wash basins or the like has a body with a thin horizontal water emission zone from which a sheet-like flow of water is directed along the underside of a flow guide to a discharge zone at the end of the flow guide. The flow guide undersurface curves downwardly as the discharge zone is approached enabling momentum and adhesion to hold the flow on the downwardly facing surface against the pull of gravity. Water released from the end of the flow guide travels downwardly into the receptacle in the form of a free falling, thin, smooth curtain of water that minimizes noise and splashing and is attractive in appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1990
    Assignee: Kallista, Inc.
    Inventor: Tom E. Robbins
  • Patent number: D297160
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1988
    Inventor: Tom E. Robbins
  • Patent number: D303140
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1989
    Assignee: Kallista, Inc.
    Inventor: Tom E. Robbins
  • Patent number: D317196
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1991
    Assignee: Kallista, Inc.
    Inventor: Tom E. Robbins
  • Patent number: D317816
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1991
    Assignee: Kallista, Inc.
    Inventor: Tom E. Robbins
  • Patent number: D321039
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Assignee: Kallista, Inc.
    Inventor: Tom E. Robbins
  • Patent number: D326504
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1992
    Assignee: Kallista, Inc.
    Inventor: Tom E. Robbins
  • Patent number: D328944
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1992
    Assignee: Kallista, Inc.
    Inventor: Tom E. Robbins
  • Patent number: D331620
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1992
    Assignee: Kallista, Inc.
    Inventors: Norman Bell, Tom E. Robbins
  • Patent number: D332824
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1993
    Assignee: Kallista, Inc.
    Inventor: Tom E. Robbins
  • Patent number: D338057
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1993
    Assignee: Kallista, Inc.
    Inventor: Tom E. Robbins
  • Patent number: D349329
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1994
    Assignee: Kallista, Inc.
    Inventor: Tom E. Robbins
  • Patent number: D365384
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1995
    Assignee: Kallista, Inc.
    Inventor: Tom E. Robbins
  • Patent number: D371826
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1996
    Assignee: Kallista, Inc.
    Inventor: Tom E. Robbins
  • Patent number: D375149
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1996
    Assignee: Kallista, Inc.
    Inventor: Tom E. Robbins
  • Patent number: D384134
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Assignee: Kallista, Inc.
    Inventor: Tom E. Robbins