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Richard J. Gilpatrick patents

Recent bibliographic sampling of Richard J. Gilpatrick patents listed/published in the public domain by the USPTO (USPTO Patent Application #,Title):



06/18/15 - 20150163999 - Noise-reducing mower blade
A mower blade includes two symmetrical body portions disposed on either side of an axis of rotation, wherein each body portion includes a straight leading edge having a first sharpened edge formed along at least a portion of the leading edge, and a curved trailing edge having a second sharpened...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick, Ryan S. Jaskowiak, Jacob A. Matznick, Tom Lanser, Gary Joseph Gracyalny, Brett Birschbach (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

01/22/15 - 20150021412 - Chemical injector for spray device
A spray device, such as one used with a pressure washer, includes a housing, a chemical container coupled to the housing, and a chemical conduit coupled to the container. The chemical conduit has an inlet and an outlet forming a chemical flow path therebetween. The spray device further includes a...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick, James A. Louden (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

08/28/14 - 20140237864 - Snowthrower impeller assembly with rigid cutting implement
An impeller assembly for a snowthrower includes a driven shaft configured to rotate about an axis, a flexible impeller paddle coupled to the driven shaft for rotation about the axis, and a rigid cutting implement coupled to the driven shaft for rotation about the axis. The flexible impeller paddle is...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick, John E. Gulke, Peter Jerger, Christopher M. Fisher (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

07/24/14 - 20140203102 - Water spraying system
A water spraying system includes an engine, a pump driven by the engine, the pump including a pump inlet configured to be fluidly coupled to a water source and a pump outlet providing water at an increased water pressure, a sprayer fluidly coupled to the pump outlet, the sprayer including...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

10/24/13 - 20130277451 - Water spraying system
A water spraying system includes an engine, a pump driven by the engine, the pump including a pump inlet configured to be fluidly coupled to a water source and a pump outlet providing water at an increased water pressure, a sprayer fluidly coupled to the pump outlet, the sprayer including...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick

10/17/13 - 20130269306 - Noise-reducing mower blade
A mower blade includes a body including an axis of rotation about which the blade is configured to rotate, a first body portion extending in a first direction from the axis of rotation, and a second body portion extending in a second opposite direction from the axis of rotation, wherein...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick, Ryan S. Jaskowiak, Jacob A. Matznick, Tom Lanser, Gary Joseph Gracyalny, Brett Birschbach (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

08/22/13 - 20130216402 - Water pump
A water pump includes a base, a cam, a joint, and a piston. The base includes a PTO-attachment portion, a cam-attachment portion, a first contact surface, and a second contact surface. The cam includes a central opening, a first cam contact surface, and a second cam contact surface, wherein the...
Inventors: Jason J. Raasch, Richard J. Gilpatrick (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

08/22/13 - 20130214059 - Water spraying system
A water spraying system is configured for a variety of outdoor cleaning applications. In one embodiment, the water spraying system includes a water pump assembly having a water pump, a receiver configured to receive wireless communications, and an actuator coupled to the receiver and configured to change at least one...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick, Jason J. Raasch (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

06/13/13 - 20130146494 - Fuel filling system
An apparatus and method sense a level of fuel in the fuel tank and actuate one or more lights to different states based upon the sensed level of fuel in the fuel tank....
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

03/28/13 - 20130079182 - Pulley system for outdoor power equipment
A method of manufacturing a pulley system includes spin-forming metal to form an annular wall of a sheave, pressing powdered metal to form a hub of the sheave, and fastening together the annular wall and the hub....
Inventors: Jason J. Raasch, Richard J. Gilpatrick (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

10/18/12 - 20120261927 - Power transfer system for a generator
A system for transferring power includes an internal combustion engine and a generator driven by the engine. The system further includes a primary conductor coupled to the generator and a secondary conductor. The secondary conductor is physically independent from the primary conductor and configured to receive energy from the primary...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

10/18/12 - 20120260617 - Charging station for battery-powered lawn mower
A lawn mower system includes a lawn mower and a charging station. The lawn mower includes a rechargeable battery, an electric motor powered by the battery, and a secondary coil electrically coupled to the battery. The charging station includes a primary coil configured to induce a current in the secondary...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

03/08/12 - 20120055130 - Lawn mower and spreader system
A lawn mower and spreader system includes a deck, a hopper, and a spreading element. The deck supports an engine having a power takeoff and at least partially surrounds a blade coupled to the power takeoff. The hopper is configured to support granular fertilizer. Furthermore, the hopper has a discharge...
Inventors: Kenneth Au, Richard J. Gilpatrick, Steven C. Crouch (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

01/26/12 - 20120020809 - Idle down control for a pressure washer
A method of controlling the speed of an engine includes positioning a throttle at an operating position between an idle position that reduces the engine speed to an idle speed, and a normal speed position at which the engine runs at a speed greater than the idle speed, collecting a...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick

01/26/12 - 20120018540 - Spray gun
A spray gun for controlling a pressurized flow of water from a water source includes a housing, a garden hose coupling, a spray head, a valve, a trigger, and a mechanism coupled to the trigger and the valve. The housing has a conduit extending through the housing, defining a flow...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

01/26/12 - 20120018534 - Spray gun and lance for a pressure washer
A lance for a pressure washer spray gun includes an inlet, a first conduit and first outlet, a second conduit and second outlet, and a chemical conduit. The inlet has a first fitting for coupling the lance to a handle of the pressure washer spray gun. The first conduit is...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

01/12/12 - 20120006431 - Water sprayer
A water spray gun includes a body providing a flow path, a head configured to rotate relative to the body, and a chemical container coupled to body. The head includes a plurality of nozzles that may be rotated into and out of the flow path. At least one of the...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

12/29/11 - 20110315792 - Nozzle for a pressure washer
A nozzle for use with a sprayer, such as a spray gun for a pressure washer or a garden hose system, includes a body, which has an inlet for receiving a pressurized flow of water. The nozzle further includes first and second outlets, and first and second passages. The first...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick, James A. Louden (Briggs & Stratton Coporation)

12/29/11 - 20110315176 - Engine speed control for a pressure washer
A pressure washer includes a prime mover, a pump, an unloader valve, and a control mechanism. The prime mover has a speed control system, and the pump is connected to the prime mover and driven thereby during operation of the pressure washer. The unloader valve is connected to the pump...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

12/01/11 - 20110291847 - Power line carrier (plc) communication of standby generator status
A method and system for remotely monitoring the status of a standby generator. The system includes a PLC transmitter in communication with the control unit for the generator. The PLC transmitter receives error codes from the control unit of the generator and transmits encoded error codes over the power distribution...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

12/01/11 - 20110290827 - Garden hose booster system
A garden hose booster system includes a pump for pressurizing water, a motor connected to and designed to drive the pump, and a housing supporting the pump and the motor. The garden hose booster system further includes an inlet conduit, an outlet conduit, and a storage container. The inlet has...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

07/14/11 - 20110171045 - Pressure washer pump
A high-pressure water pump for a pressure washer system includes an elliptical cam, a piston, and an unloader. The elliptical cam is designed to be powered by a prime mover, and is rotatable between a first orientation and a second orientation. The piston is designed to be driven within a...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick, Ron Kassner (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

06/23/11 - 20110147492 - Hose
A hose includes a first tubular core, a second tubular core, a reinforcement and a jacket. The first tubular core has a first conduit opening into a first passage at a first end of the first conduit and opening into a second passage at a second end of the first...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

06/16/11 - 20110142685 - Pump unloader valve and engine throttle system
A pressure washer system includes an engine, a water pump, a sprayer, an unloader, and a link. The engine has a throttle system designed to control the speed of the engine. The water pump includes an inlet, a pumping mechanism, and an outlet. The pumping mechanism is designed to be...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick (Briggs & Strantton Corporation)

05/19/11 - 20110114123 - Distance indicator
A method and apparatus utilize a first beam emitter and a second beam emitter coupled to the first beam emitter. The first beam emitter and the second beam emitter move in unison between a plurality of positions to indicate a plurality of distances separating the first beam emitter and the...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick, Steven C. Crouch (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

04/21/11 - 20110089265 - Hose coupling system
A hose coupling system includes a housing, a valve plug, and a locking mechanism. The housing has an inlet and an outlet, and a flow path between the inlet and the outlet. The valve plug is positioned within the housing along the flow path, and is rotatable between a closed...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick, Steven C. Crouch (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

01/27/11 - 20110017168 - Weighted centrifugal clutch
A pressure washer system includes a combustion engine having a power takeoff. The center of the power takeoff defines an axis of rotation. The pressure washer system further includes a centrifugal clutch coupled to the power takeoff. The clutch comprises a flywheel having a center of mass positioned along the...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

01/20/11 - 20110014066 - Garden hose booster water pump system
A booster pump system, for boosting a flow of water from a water source, includes a housing having a retractable handle. The booster pump system also includes a water pump positioned within the housing. The pump has an inlet and an outlet, and is designed to raise the pressure of...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

12/30/10 - 20100326034 - Lawn mower blade coupling system
A rotary lawn mower includes an internal combustion engine having a power take-off. The mower further includes a connector adaptor attached to the power take-off, and a lawn mower blade. A connector base of the mower is attached to the blade. The connector base and the connector adaptor have extensions...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick, Ryan Jaskowiak (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

12/16/10 - 20100315246 - Engine oil-level detection system
An oil-level detection system for an engine-powered product includes a dipstick designed to be received within a crankcase. The system further includes a detector attached to the dipstick, where the detector is designed to sense, from within the crankcase, a level of oil within the crankcase. The system also includes...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

11/18/10 - 20100289333 - Power distribution device
A window power distribution device includes a housing with an extension attached to the housing. Together, the housing and extension are designed to form a seal in a window opening. The window power distribution device also includes an electrical input attached to the housing, a display, and a socket, where...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

11/11/10 - 20100282866 - Chemical injector for spray device
A spray device, such as one used with a pressure washer, includes a housing, a chemical container coupled to the housing, and a chemical conduit coupled to the container. The chemical conduit has an inlet and an outlet forming a chemical flow path therebetween. The spray device further includes a...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick, James A. Louden (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

11/11/10 - 20100282862 - Pressure washer with throttle control
A pressure washer includes a frame and an engine coupled to the frame. The engine has a throttle configured to control the speed of the engine. The pressure washer also includes a pump attached to the frame. The pump includes a housing with an inlet and an outlet formed in...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

11/11/10 - 20100282187 - Engine with top-mounted tool
A pressure washer system includes a mounting platform, a water pump, and a motor mounted to the mounting platform. The water pump has a housing with an inlet and an outlet. The motor is attached to the water pump such that the motor is designed to drive the water pump....
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

11/04/10 - 20100278662 - Power equipment base plate
A pressure washer includes an engine having a vertical shaft and a pump designed to be powered by the engine. Additionally, the pressure washer includes a base plate, where the engine is coupled to the base plate with a first set of fasteners and the pump is independently coupled to...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick, Peter A. Chiello (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

10/28/10 - 20100270402 - Turbulence control assembly for high pressure cleaning machine
An assembly for controlling water turbulence through a high pressure cleaning machine includes a nozzle body, which has an inlet, an outlet, and a flow path. The nozzle body has a fastening end that is designed to couple the nozzle body to a pressure washer, at an end of a...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick, James A. Louden (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

09/30/10 - 20100243086 - Booster water spraying system
A garden hose spray system includes a water pump and a controller with a switch for engaging and disengaging the pump. The pump is used for boosting a water flow through the system. The controller is in communication with the pump, and directs the switch to engage the pump when...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

12/24/09 - 20090317262 - Engine speed control for pressure washer
A pressure washer includes a water pump and a pressure-sensitive member attached to the water pump. The pressure washer also includes a wire having a first end attached to the pressure-sensitive member. The pressure-sensitive member relays a change in water pressure within the pump through the wire. Additionally the pressure...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

10/15/09 - 20090255884 - Hose hook for a pressure washer
An accessory tray for a pressure washer. The accessory tray of some embodiments has an accessory supporting portion for supporting and/or storing accessories of the pressure washer. The accessory supporting portion has a concave surface, which allows the accessories to be supported substantially normal to the ground regardless of the...
Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick, Daniel D. Monty, James L. Welch

09/24/09 - 20090236300 - Accessory tray for a pressure washer
An accessory tray for a pressure washer. The accessory tray of some embodiments has an accessory supporting portion for supporting and/or storing accessories of the pressure washer. The accessory supporting portion has a concave surface, which allows the accessories to be supported substantially normal to the ground regardless of the...


05/07/09 - 20090116972 - Pressure washer pump housing stand
An apparatus and method support a pressure washer pump housing with a stand directly connected to the pressure washer pump housing....


Briggs & Stratton Corporation, Briggs & Stratton Coporation, Briggs & Stratton Corporation, Briggs & Strantton Corporation

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20120260617 - Charging station for battery-powered lawn mower
20120261927 - Power transfer system for a generator


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