Patents by Inventor William E. Stimel

William E. Stimel 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: 8950021
    Abstract: A retractable bunk or bed is disclosed. The retractable bunk can be used in a sleeper compartment so as to optimize space within the cab. The innovation can include a shaft around which a suitably strong, yet flexible, material bunk can be wound. Thus, in a closed or “hidden” state, the material can be rolled up around the shaft and stowed, for example behind a door or within a compartment as desired. In an open position, the material is extended in a horizontal manner and affixed to retain the “bunk” position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: CVG Management Corporation
    Inventor: William E. Stimel, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130264839
    Abstract: A vehicle spray flooring system is provided that includes a single-sided mold component and a spray application component that facilitates application of a liquefied mixture into the single-sided mold. The application of the liquefied mixture results in a vehicle flooring product, whereby the liquefied mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: CVG MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: William E. Stimel, JR., Logan E. Mullinix, James Haylett
  • Publication number: 20130214556
    Abstract: A wheel cover or panel assembly for use on a long haul truck is provided. These wheel covers can provide enhanced aerodynamic effects to a truck or other vehicle thereby reducing wind drag and enhancing fuel efficiency. Still further, the wheel covers can articulate or turn along with the steering by design.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: CVG MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventor: William E. Stimel, JR.
  • Publication number: 20130212805
    Abstract: A retractable bunk or bed is disclosed. The retractable bunk can be used in a sleeper compartment so as to optimize space within the cab. The innovation can include a shaft around which a suitably strong, yet flexible, material bunk can be wound. Thus, in a closed or “hidden” state, the material can be rolled up around the shaft and stowed, for example behind a door or within a compartment as desired. In an open position, the material is extended in a horizontal manner and affixed to retain the “bunk” position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: CVG MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventor: William E. Stimel, JR.
  • Patent number: 8424132
    Abstract: A retractable bunk or bed is disclosed. The retractable bunk can be used in a sleeper compartment so as to optimize space within the cab. The innovation can include a shaft around which a suitably strong, yet flexible, material bunk can be wound. Thus, in a closed or “hidden” state, the material can be rolled up around the shaft and stowed, for example behind a door or within a compartment as desired. In an open position, the material is extended in a horizontal manner and affixed to retain the “bunk” position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: CVG Management Corporation
    Inventor: William E. Stimel
  • Patent number: 8424956
    Abstract: A wheel cover or panel assembly for use on a long haul truck is provided. These wheel covers can provide enhanced aerodynamic effects to a truck or other vehicle thereby reducing wind drag and enhancing fuel efficiency. Still further, the wheel covers can articulate or turn along with the steering by design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: CVG Management Corporation
    Inventor: William E. Stimel
  • Publication number: 20120235324
    Abstract: A vehicle spray flooring system is provided that includes a single-sided mold component and a spray application component that facilitates application of a liquefied mixture into the single-sided mold. The application of the liquefied mixture results in a vehicle flooring product, whereby the liquefied mixture is a combination of urethane and polyurea.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: CVG MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventor: William E. Stimel
  • Publication number: 20120236581
    Abstract: A vehicle illumination system (and method) that facilitates remote adjustment is provided. The system includes an illumination system and an adjustment system. The adjustment system facilitates remote adjustment of an illumination direction and/or at least one illumination characteristic of the illumination system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: CVG MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventor: William E. Stimel
  • Publication number: 20120062741
    Abstract: This innovation discloses the use of cameras in lieu of side-view minors on the outside of a truck cab. In operation, the images can be captured via aerodynamically positioned cameras and displayed upon monitors (e.g., LCD (liquid crystal display), LED (light emitting diode)) within the dash area of the driver. In one aspect, the monitors can be manually repositioned (or tilted) thereby effecting movement of the cameras. Other aspects can employ joysticks or buttons to move the camera positions. Yet other aspects include a peripheral view option. Still other aspects include a step light-up option. Still further, the camera assembly can include an object detection/warning system that notifies the driver of objects and other obstructions in the path of the truck. Moreover, video and/or images can be captured, for example for accident recovery or security scenarios.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: CVG MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: William E. Stimel, JR., Keith A. Overton
  • Publication number: 20120056444
    Abstract: A wheel cover or panel assembly for use on a long haul truck is provided. These wheel covers can provide enhanced aerodynamic effects to a truck or other vehicle thereby reducing wind drag and enhancing fuel efficiency. Still further, the wheel covers can articulate or turn along with the steering by design.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: CVG MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventor: William E. Stimel
  • Publication number: 20120056442
    Abstract: An adjustable and tilt-able display cluster and/or instrument panel (I/P) that allows operators of variable height and other physical attributes adjustability to position optimal angle best fit for their viewing is disclosed. The adjustability can also increase forward and peripheral visibility. Additionally, most any controls contained within the I/P reach items can be optimized by the adjustability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: CVG MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: William E. Stimel, Logan Eric Mullinix, Keith A. Overton
  • Publication number: 20120056428
    Abstract: Systems and methods of capturing and channeling air through a wind turbine mounted atop a truck (or vehicle roof) are disclosed. The air can be channeled through a specially designed truck roof into an inlet of a wind turbine. In other aspects, ductwork can be used to channel and direct air captured while the truck is in motion. The wind turbine can be a traditional propeller-based turbine. In other aspects, air foil technologies can be employed to increase air flow to and through a turbine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: CVG MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Robert Bennett, Keith A. Overton, William E. Stimel
  • Patent number: D657717
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: CVG Management Corporation
    Inventor: William E. Stimel, Jr.
  • Patent number: D666234
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: CVG Management Corporation
    Inventor: William E. Stimel, Jr.
  • Patent number: D666541
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: CVG Management Corporation
    Inventor: William E. Stimel, Jr.
  • Patent number: D667026
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: CVG Management Corporation
    Inventor: William E. Stimel, Jr.
  • Patent number: D667027
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: CVG Management Corporation
    Inventor: William E. Stimel, Jr.
  • Patent number: D667849
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: CVG Management Corporation
    Inventor: William E. Stimel, Jr.
  • Patent number: D670231
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: CVG Management Corporation
    Inventor: William E. Stimel, Jr.
  • Patent number: D673184
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: CVG Management Corporation
    Inventor: William E. Stimel, Jr.