Patents by Inventor William Kurt Feick

William Kurt Feick 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: 20130328279
    Abstract: An improved convertible cart can be converted from a hand truck to a platform by a simple pull of a spring loaded adjustment arm. The convertible cart has reversible wire retainers. When the edge of the wire retainer is facing upward, it prevents an object being carried from shifting sideways off of the rails. The wire retainers can also be flipped downwards to allow an oversized object to be carried flat and extend outside the retaining rails. The toe plate of the cart can be used as a seat with a pad that can be attached as a weeding pad either from the seated or kneeling position. The cart's handle frame can be sleeves into its base frame so that entire cart can be packed tightly within the tub to allow the tub to be the principal storage and delivery means for display, sale and shipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: William Kurt Feick
  • Publication number: 20130200582
    Abstract: A wheelbarrow or cart with a forwardly located wheel and two rearwardly located stand guards having first and second tubular support legs adapted to be attached to the stand guards, and first and second tubular leg members having outside diameters slidably coupled in telescoping arrangement with the inside diameters of the first and second tubular support legs. A first twist clamp means is coupled to frictionally engage and selectively lock the first tubular support leg relative to the first tubular leg member to set the total length of the first telescoping tubes and a second twist clamp means coupled to frictionally engage and selectively lock the second tubular support leg relative to the second tubular leg member to set the total length of the second telescoping tubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventor: William Kurt Feick
  • Patent number: 7641429
    Abstract: The locking nut and bolt system utilizes a bolt with thread having a plurality of notches generally longitudinally spaced in a predetermined pattern. Each notch has a lock face and an opposing slope. The locking unit carries one or more tines. The tine has a distal tine end adapted to latch onto the lock face of the notch on the bolt and, when the distal tine end is not disposed in one or more notches, the tine end moves on the bolt thread crest. When the distal tine end is in the notch or notches, the lock face of the notch prevents counter-rotational movement of the bolt with respect to the nut when the distal tine end abuts the lock face. The locking unit supports the tine and may be cylindrical, rectangular or on a perpendicular support face normal to a radial plane through the axial centerline of the nut thread. The locking unit may be on a nut insert or may be carried on the leg of a U, J or S-shaped clip. The locking unit may be recessed as a blind hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Inventors: Robert J. DiStasio, Stephen G. Bowling, William Kurt Feick
  • Patent number: 7506878
    Abstract: A wheelbarrow that incorporates a stand coupled to a tub, a handle at the distal end of the wheelbarrow, and a wheel mount at the proximal end of the wheelbarrow. A wheel is rotatably coupled to the wheel mount and comprises a rim surrounded by a non-pneumatic tire. The tire has a mounting region and an expanded region. The axial width of the expanded region is substantially greater than the axial width of the mounting region and the tire has a relatively flat tread surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Inventor: William Kurt Feick
  • Publication number: 20080205974
    Abstract: The locking nut and bolt system utilizes a bolt with thread having a plurality of notches generally longitudinally spaced in a predetermined pattern. Each notch has a lock face and an opposing slope. The locking unit carries one or more tines. The tine has a distal tine end adapted to latch onto the lock face of the notch on the bolt and, when the distal tine end is not disposed in one or more notches, the tine end moves on the bolt thread crest. When the distal tine end is in the notch or notches, the lock face of the notch prevents counter-rotational movement of the bolt with respect to the nut when the distal tine end abuts the lock face. The locking unit supports the tine and may be cylindrical, rectangular or on a perpendicular support face normal to a radial plane through the axial centerline of the nut thread. The locking unit may be on a nut insert or may be carried on the leg of a U, J or S-shaped clip. The locking unit may be recessed as a blind hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: Robert J. DiStasio, Stephen G. Bowling, William Kurt Feick
  • Publication number: 20080164668
    Abstract: A wheelbarrow bumper for a wheelbarrow that has a bumper plate that spans distal ends of a plurality of wheelbarrow handles and a plurality of sleeves that extend in a direction relative to the bumper plate such that the sleeves comprise an angle of orientation that is non-perpendicular relative to the bumper plate. Upon alignment of the plurality of wheelbarrow handles with a corresponding sleeve and coupling of the plurality of wheelbarrow handles to at least one other wheelbarrow element, such as a wheelbarrow stand, tub, or tire, the plurality of sleeves are inhibited from moving in a proximal or distal direction relative to the wheelbarrow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Inventor: William Kurt Feick
  • Patent number: 7270339
    Abstract: A wheelbarrow rack is disclosed generally comprising first and second rack stands, first and second upright posts connected to the first and the second rack stands respectively, multiple wheelbarrow support braces pivotally attached between the upright posts, and multiple stopper ledges attached to upright posts below the wheelbarrow support braces. In some embodiment, the wheelbarrow rack includes a spare wheel holding assembly attached to the rack. The method for conserving space while displaying or storing wheelbarrows is provided. Also, a method is provided for easy removal of the unwanted rainwater from wheelbarrows collected while displaying or storing wheelbarrows outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Inventor: William Kurt Feick
  • Patent number: 6908088
    Abstract: A wheelbarrow bumper for a wheelbarrow having a frame, a bin, and a wheel, the wheelbarrow bumper includes: a curved plate having a convexly curved outer surface and an inner surface; and, a first and a second side support members having a width and extending transversely from the curved plate, the first and the second support members each including an engaging portion adapted to connect to the frame of the wheelbarrow. The curved plate and the support members, as a whole, define a generally bracket-like cross-sectional configuration. Each engaging portion of the support members preferably includes an opening for receiving a clamping member to connect to the frame of the wheelbarrow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Inventor: William Kurt Feick
  • Patent number: 6905297
    Abstract: The locking nut and bolt system utilizes a bolt with thread having a plurality of notches generally longitudinally spaced in a predetermined pattern. Each notch has a lock face and an opposing slope. The locking unit carries one or more tines. The tine has a distal tine end adapted to latch onto the lock face of the notch on the bolt and, when the distal tine end is not disposed in one or more notches, the tine end moves on the bolt thread crest. When the distal tine end is in the notch or notches, the lock face of the notch prevents counter-rotational movement of the bolt with respect to the nut when the distal tine end abuts the lock face. The locking unit supports the tine and may be cylindrical, rectangular or on a perpendicular support face normal to a radial plane through the axial centerline of the nut thread. The locking unit may be on a nut insert or may be carried on the leg of a U, J or S-shaped clip. The locking unit may be recessed as a blind hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Permanent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. DiStasio, Stephen G. Bowling, Carl Richard Stanley, William Kurt Feick
  • Publication number: 20040188965
    Abstract: A wheelbarrow bumper for a wheelbarrow having a frame, a bin, and a wheel, the wheelbarrow bumper includes: a curved plate having a convexly curved outer surface and an inner surface; and, a first and a second side support members having a width and extending transversely from the curved plate, the first and the second support members each including an engaging portion adapted to connect to the frame of the wheelbarrow. The curved plate and the support members, as a whole, define a generally bracket-like cross-sectional configuration. Each engaging portion of the support members preferably includes an opening for receiving a clamping member to connect to the frame of the wheelbarrow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventor: William Kurt Feick
  • Publication number: 20040135333
    Abstract: A bushing for use with a wheel assembly for low speed vehicles or tools, the wheel assembly including a tire, a wheel disk securely holding the tire in a shape, and a hub connected inwardly to the wheel disk and defining a longitudinal opening for receiving an axle therein, the bushing including: a cylindrical body, including a first and a second end faces, and a cylindrical outer surface longitudinally extending between the first and the second end faces and configured to fit within the longitudinal opening of the hub, the cylindrical body defining a longitudinal bore extending between the first end face and the second face and configured to receive the axle therein, wherein the cylindrical body has a seating length between ⅝ inch and {fraction (11/8)} inch, and the bushing is formed of oil-impregnated sintered metal. The bushing preferably includes a flange portion and a longitudinal groove at the out periphery of the cylindrical body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventor: William Kurt Feick
  • Publication number: 20040047709
    Abstract: The locking nut and bolt system utilizes a bolt with thread having a plurality of notches generally longitudinally spaced in a predetermined pattern. Each notch has a lock face and an opposing slope. The locking unit carries one or more tines. The tine has a distal tine end adapted to latch onto the lock face of the notch on the bolt and, when the distal tine end is not disposed in one or more notches, the tine end moves on the bolt thread crest. When the distal tine end is in the notch or notches, the lock face of the notch prevents counter-rotational movement of the bolt with respect to the nut when the distal tine end abuts the lock face. The locking unit supports the tine and may be cylindrical, rectangular or on a perpendicular support face normal to a radial plane through the axial centerline of the nut thread. The locking unit may be on a nut insert or may be carried on the leg of a U, J or S-shaped clip. The locking unit may be recessed as a blind hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2003
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Inventors: Robert J. DiStasio, Stephen G. Bowling, Carl Richard Stanley, David Ruyl Luster, Irwin I. Silberman, William Kurt Feick
  • Patent number: 6679663
    Abstract: The locking nut and bolt system utilizes a bolt with thread having a plurality of notches generally longitudinally spaced in a predetermined pattern. Each notch has a lock face and an opposing slope. The locking unit carries one or more tines. The tine has a distal tine end adapted to latch onto the lock face of the notch on the bolt and, when the distal tine end is not disposed in one or more notches, the tine end moves on the bolt thread crest. When the distal tine end is in the notch or notches, the lock face of the notch prevents counter-rotational movement of the bolt with respect to the nut when the distal tine end abuts the lock face. The locking unit supports the tine and may be cylindrical, rectangular or on a perpendicular support face normal to a radial plane through the axial centerline of the nut thread. The locking unit may be on a nut insert or may be carried on the leg of a U, J or S-shaped clip. The locking unit may be recessed as a blind hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: Permanent Technologies, Inc
    Inventors: Robert J. DiStasio, Stephen G. Bowling, Carl Richard Stanley, David Ruyl Luster, Irwin I. Silberman, William Kurt Feick
  • Publication number: 20020194750
    Abstract: The invention relates to a shoe having removable uppers. The shoe further includes a shoe base for supporting a foot, uppers for securing the foot to said shoe base, a left side wall and a right side wall of the shoe base, a left recess in at least one localized area of the left side wall, a right recess in at least one localized area of the right side wall, and at least one securing mechanism attached to each of the left and right recesses, each securing mechanism for removably securing the uppers to the shoe base. The recesses permit the uppers to be attached while simultaneously masking the fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2001
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Inventor: William Kurt Feick
  • Publication number: 20020168244
    Abstract: The locking nut and bolt system utilizes a bolt with thread having a plurality of notches generally longitudinally spaced in a predetermined pattern. Each notch has a lock face and an opposing slope. The locking unit carries one or more tines. The tine has a distal tine end adapted to latch onto the lock face of the notch on the bolt and, when the distal tine end is not disposed in one or more notches, the tine end moves on the bolt thread crest. When the distal tine end is in the notch or notches, the lock face of the notch prevents counter-rotational movement of the bolt with respect to the nut when the distal tine end abuts the lock face. The locking unit supports the tine and may be cylindrical, rectangular or on a perpendicular support face normal to a radial plane through the axial centerline of the nut thread. The locking unit may be on a nut insert or may be carried on the leg of a U, J or S-shaped clip. The locking unit may be recessed as a blind hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2001
    Publication date: November 14, 2002
    Inventors: Robert J. DiStasio, Stephen G. Bowling, Carl Richard Stanley, David Ruyl Luster, Irwin I. Silberman, William Kurt Feick
  • Patent number: 6435404
    Abstract: A reusable mailer is provided whereby the mailer includes a front panel, back panel, and flap having a plurality of separable panels, whereby each panel is capable of closing and opening the mailer. The mailer may also include transparent sleeves for viewing an insertable card having mailing indicia thereon. The transparent sleeves may also have masking in order to desirably display selected portions of the card. The masking may further have indicia provided thereon to further facilitate mailing the mailer to and from a recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Inventor: William Kurt Feick
  • Publication number: 20020083804
    Abstract: The removal tool is used in connection with a locking nut and bolt system. The bolt thread has a plurality of notches generally longitudinally spaced in a predetermined pattern. The locking unit or element carries one or more tines. The tine has a distal tine end adapted to latch onto the lock face of the notch on the bolt and, when the distal tine end is not disposed in one or more notches, the tine end moves on the bolt thread crest. When the distal tine end is in the notch or notches, the lock face of the notch prevents counter-rotational movement of the bolt with respect to the nut when the distal tine end abuts the lock face. The locking unit supports the tine and may be cylindrical, rectangular or on a perpendicular support face normal to a radial plane through the axial centerline of the nut thread. The locking unit may be on a nut insert or may be carried on the leg of a U, J or S-shaped clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2001
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Inventors: Robert J. DiStasio, Stephen G. Bowling, Carl Richard Stanley, David Ruyl Luster, Irwin I. Silberman, William Kurt Feick
  • Patent number: 6264411
    Abstract: The locking nut and bolt system utilizes a bolt with thread having a plurality of notches generally longitudinally spaced in a predetermined pattern. Each notch has a lock face and an opposing slope. The locking unit carries one or more tines. The tine has a distal tine end adapted to latch onto the lock face of the notch on the bolt and, when the distal tine end is not disposed in one or more notches, the tine end moves on the bolt thread crest. When the distal tine end is in the notch or notches, the lock face of the notch prevents counter-rotational movement of the bolt with respect to the nut when the distal tine end abuts the lock face. The locking unit supports the tine and may be cylindrical, rectangular or on a perpendicular support face normal to a radial plane through the axial centerline of the nut thread. The locking unit may be on a nut insert or may be carried on the leg of a U, J or S-shaped clip. The locking unit may be recessed as a blind hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: Permanent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. DiStasio, Stephen G. Bowling, Carl Richard Stanley, David Ruyl Luster, Irwin I. Silberman, William Kurt Feick
  • Patent number: 6010289
    Abstract: The locking nut and bolt system utilizes a bolt with thread having a plurality of notches generally longitudinally spaced in a predetermined pattern. Each notch has a lock face and an opposing slope. The locking unit carries one or more tines. The tine has a distal tine end adapted to latch onto the lock face of the notch on the bolt and, when the distal tine end is not disposed in one or more notches, the tine end moves on the bolt thread crest. When the distal tine end is in the notch or notches, the lock face of the notch prevents counter-rotational movement of the bolt with respect to the nut when the distal tine end abuts the lock face. The locking unit supports the tine and may be cylindrical, rectangular or on a perpendicular support face normal to a radial plane through the axial centerline of the nut thread. The locking unit may be on a nut insert or may be carried on the leg of a U, J or S-shaped clip. The locking unit may be recessed as a blind hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2000
    Assignee: Permanent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. DiStasio, Stephen G. Bowling, William Kurt Feick