Patents by Inventor William David Steadman

William David Steadman 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: 20110197348
    Abstract: A toilet seat raising apparatus including a mounting bracket with a cranked arm bearing a counterweight arrangement. The mounting bracket is provided on the underside of the toilet seat just behind the pivotal mounting thereof, with the counterweight arrangement weighing a little less than the part of the toilet seat in front of the pivotal mounting of the apparatus. A flexible band extends from the cranked arm to a hinged pedal, such that placing a foot on the pedal causes the band to engage with the cranked arm and raise the toilet seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventor: William David Steadman
  • Patent number: 7950542
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a beverage container having an opening assembly apparatus and method having an advanced design for sealing the contents within the container after opening. The opening assembly includes a lid having a top and bottom side, the lid being attached to a receptacle for containing the beverage contents, and a recess located about the top side of the lid for facilitating the filling of the receptacle. An aperture is located about the recess and projecting from the aperture is an undulating flange on the bottom side of the lid. A closure member coactively engaging the aperture and recess to provide a sealing engagement by inserting a first portion of the closure member into the recess and a second portion of the closure member into the aperture and rotating the closure member from an opened position to a closed position. The closure member includes a breakable seal for providing security that the container is tamper free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Inventor: William David Steadman
  • Publication number: 20100083434
    Abstract: A toilet flushing system is provided for both high and low volume flush control. The toilet flushing system comprises a control assembly having an actuator, first link, second link, and swivel member that provide high volume flush control by selectively opening a closure member rotatably attached to the housing. The rotation of a lever mobilizes the actuator such that the first link, swivel member, second link, and closure member are rotated from a closed position to a high volume flush position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventor: WILLIAM DAVID STEADMAN
  • Patent number: 7178887
    Abstract: Storage apparatus (10) comprising a pair of storage members (54) pivotally mounted about a lifting arrangement (32). The storage members (54) and lifting arrangement (32) are locatable in a base assembly in a stored condition and can be slid outwardly and one of the members (54) raised, to provide convenient access to the respective member (54).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Inventor: William David Steadman
  • Patent number: 7076842
    Abstract: A securing arrangement (10) suitable for e.g. strapping material together. The arrangement (10) comprising an elongate member (12) with a plurality of holes (20) along its length, formed into a loop. An L shaped securing member (14) is provided at or adjacent each end of the loop, with a respective formation (30) engaged with all other holes (20). A nut and bolt (50, 52) is engageable between the stems of the respective securing members (14) to close the loop to a required position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Inventor: William David Steadman
  • Patent number: 7051896
    Abstract: A opening assembly (10) suitable for use on a can for containing carbonated beverages. The assembly (10) comprises a main part (14) with an oval opening (16). A flange (18) is provided around the underside of the opening (16), with a height inversely proportional to the diameter of the opening (16) at any point. A closure member (20) is provided comprising an upper part (14), cylindrical body part (30) which sliding fits through the opening (16), and an engagement member (34) on its underside. In a closed condition the engagement member (34) engages against the tallest part of the flange (18) to sealingly close the assembly (10). The closure member (20) can be rotated until the engagement member (34) is not engageable with the flange (18), and the member (20) can then be removed from the opening (16) to open the assembly (10). The member (20) can be replaced in the opening (16) and rotated to reclose the assembly (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Inventor: William David Steadman
  • Patent number: 6877805
    Abstract: Seating apparatus 10 including a seat 12 and a support arrangement 22. The support arrangement 22 comprises legs 24, 26 pivotally mounted on opposite sides of the seat 12. The legs 24, 26 are selectively movable between a ground engaging position wherein the seat 12 is supported above the ground, and a stowed position in which the legs 24, 26 of the support arrangement 22 lie against the sides of the seat 12. The apparatus 10 can be used for a multitude of purposes, for example a car seat, a high chair and as a rocking chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Inventor: William David Steadman
  • Publication number: 20040261228
    Abstract: A securing arrangement (10) suitable for e.g. strapping material together. The arrangement (10) comprising an elongate member (12) with a plurality of holes (20) along its length, formed into a loop. An L shaped securing member (14) is provided at or adjacent each end of the loop, with a respective formation (30) engaged with all other holes (20). A nut and bolt (50, 52) is engageable between the stems of the respective securing members (14) to close the loop to a required position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2004
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventor: William David Steadman
  • Publication number: 20040065664
    Abstract: A opening assembly (10) suitable for use on a can for containing carbonated beverages. The assembly (10) comprises a main part (14) with an oval opening (16). A flange (18) is provided around the underside of the opening (16), with a height inversely proportional to the diameter of the opening (16) at any point. A closure member (20) is provided comprising an upper part (14), cylindrical body part (30) which sliding fits through the opening (16), and an engagement member (34) on its underside. In a closed condition the engagement member (34) engages against the tallest part of the flange (18) to sealingly close the assembly (10). The closure member (20) can be rotated until the engagement member (34) is not engageable with the flange (18), and the member (20) can then be removed from the opening (16) to open the assembly (10). The member (20) can be replaced in the opening (16) and rotated to reclose the assembly (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2003
    Publication date: April 8, 2004
    Inventor: William David Steadman
  • Publication number: 20040066121
    Abstract: Storage apparatus (10) comprising a pair of storage members (54) pivotally mounted about a lifting arrangement (32). The storage members (54) and lifting arrangement (32) are locatable in a base assembly in a stored condition and can be slid outwardly and one of the members (54) raised, to provide convenient access to the respective member (54).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2003
    Publication date: April 8, 2004
    Inventor: William David Steadman
  • Patent number: 6715164
    Abstract: A bath lift including an inflatable part 10 locatable in a bath to raise or lower a person sitting thereon. The part 10 comprises a seat section 12 and a support section 20. The sections 12, 20 are connected in series such that with a person sitting on the part 10 the section 12 will deflate first, and when the part 10 is being inflated with a person sitting thereon the section 20 will inflate prior to the section 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Inventors: William David Steadman, William Lee Steadman
  • Patent number: 6612071
    Abstract: A support apparatus (10) for trees (12) comprising a mounting part (14) in the form of a plurality of brackets (16) interconnected by ties (24), engageable around the tree (12), and a ground engaging member (32) extendible from each bracket (16) at an inclination to the tree (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Inventor: William David Steadman
  • Patent number: 6609773
    Abstract: A storage apparatus (10) comprising a plurality of first storage compartments (26) which are rotatably mounted around a substantially vertical shaft (14). The apparatus (10) being arranged such that the first compartments (26) are usually in a raised position, and a selective one of the first compartments (26) can be moved down the shaft (14) to bring the respective first compartment (26) to an accessible height. The apparatus (10) may also comprise one or more lower second storage compartments (16) which may define a space (18) into which the respective first compartment (26) can be slid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Inventor: William David Steadman
  • Patent number: 6561582
    Abstract: A support apparatus 10 suitable for supporting a child's car seat 12 on a vehicle seat 14, such that the seat 12 has a required inclination. The apparatus 10 includes first and second planar members 16, 18 pivotally interconnected along one edge by a hinge arrangement 20. A bracing arrangement is engageable between the first and second members 16, 18 to provide a required relative inclination, and hence inclination of the seat 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Inventor: William David Steadman
  • Publication number: 20030046756
    Abstract: A bath lift including an inflatable part 10 locatable in a bath to raise or lower a person sitting thereon. The part 10 comprises a seat section 12 and a support section 20. The sections 12, 20 are connected in series such that with a person sitting on the part 10 the section 12 will deflate first, and when the part 10 is being inflated with a person sitting thereon the section 20 will inflate prior to the section 12.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Inventors: William David Steadman, William Lee Steadman
  • Publication number: 20020174482
    Abstract: A bath lift including an inflatable part 10 locatable in a bath to raise or lower a person sitting thereon. The part 10 comprises a seat section 12 and a support section 20. The sections 12, 20 are connected in series such that with a person sitting on the part 10 the section 12 will deflate first, and when the part 10 is being inflated with a person sitting thereon the section 20 will inflate prior to the section 12.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2002
    Publication date: November 28, 2002
    Inventors: William David Steadman, William Lee Steadman
  • Patent number: 6428020
    Abstract: A wheelchair having a track along which front wheels are slidably moveable between a conventional forward position and a rearward position in which the conventional rear wheels are lifted off the ground thereby to permit the rear wheels to be moved up a curb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Inventor: William David Steadman
  • Patent number: 6397410
    Abstract: A bath lift (10), the lift (10) comprising a housing (12) locatable to a first side (18) of a bath (20). A flexible band (72) is provided which is selectively extendable from the housing (12) across the bath (20) to a second side (86) of the bath (20) such that a person can sit on the band (72). The lift (10) comprises means for selectively feeding the band (72) out or in of the housing (12) such that when the band (72) is fed out a person sitting thereon is lowered into a sitting position to the bottom of the bath (20), and when the band (72) is fed in, a person sitting thereon is raised off the bottom of the bath (20). The lift (10) is arranged to be selectively movable between an in use position with the band (72) extending from the housing (12) across the bath (20), and an out of use condition with the band (72) located at least substantially within the housing (12). The housing (12) lies in a generally flat configuration to the first side (18) of the bath (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Inventor: William David Steadman
  • Patent number: 6302468
    Abstract: Apparatus 10 to cover the load area of a pick-up truck. The apparatus 10 comprising a number of pivotally interconnected panels 28 extending between a pair of tracks 14. The panels 28 are moveable between a closed position with the panels 28 extending in a generally co-planar manner, and an open position where the panels 28 are folded to lie substantially against each other extending upwardly away from the tracks 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Inventor: William David Steadman
  • Patent number: 6256807
    Abstract: A bath lift for assisting a person into and out of a bath tub is disclosed. The lift includes a tower mounted adjacent or atop a bath tub. The tower includes structure for attachment of the tower to a wall adjacent the tub or to the tub when the lift is in use. The tower defines a spaced pair of tracks, reciprocatably mounting a carriage by rollers engaged with the tracks. An elongate threaded member is rotatably mounted in the tower and operably engaging the carriage. A drive is connected to the member to effect member rotation thereby causing longitudinal movement of the carriage relative to the tower as coaction of the tracks and rollers guides movement when the lift is in use. An occupant chair including a seat and a back is supported by the carriage. The chair as also mounted on the support for rotation about a horizontal axis when the lift is in use to enable adjustment of the chair back for occupant comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Assignee: Silver Crown Associates Limited
    Inventor: William David Steadman