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Cascade Engineering, Inc. Patents
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Cascade Engineering, Inc.
Address:
Grand Rapids, MI
No. of patents:
57
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
D631223 Cart wheel January 18, 2011
D591292 RFID case April 28, 2009
D582413 Radio frequency identification device case December 9, 2008
D535448 Refuse cart January 16, 2007
D510648 Waste container October 11, 2005
D487539 Waste container March 9, 2004
D473069 Waste bench April 15, 2003
D461649 Waste bench August 20, 2002
D461291 Rollout cart lid August 6, 2002
D458049 Waste bench June 4, 2002
D429398 Refuse cart August 8, 2000
D391726 Container cover March 3, 1998
8173057 Waste container and related method of manufacture May 8, 2012
A method of forming a container includes providing a mold including at least one bulbous protrusion. The mold is closed to form a mold cavity corresponding to the shape of the container, with the bulbous protrusion being positioned in the mold cavity. Material is injected into the mold
8146774 Grab bar for a waste container April 3, 2012
A waste cart includes a container having a wall, with a pocket formed in an outer surface of the wall that creates a first sidewall facing a second sidewall, with an opening formed in both sidewalls. A grab bar has a free-sliding end and a retention end. The free-sliding end is inserted
7921782 Individual transportation system April 12, 2011
An individual transportation system (10) includes a track system (12), including a primary track section (14), a switching track section (16) and loading/unloading section (18). The transportation system (10) additionally includes a plurality of carriages (20) supported by the track
7561948 Individual transport control and communication system July 14, 2009
An automated transportation system includes a plurality of vehicles adapted to travel along a pathway, and a monitoring system located within each vehicle and adapted to monitor a location and a speed between an associated vehicle and the pathway. The automated transportation system
7431344 Connection assembly and related method October 7, 2008
A connection system for sealingly interconnecting components of a high pressure fluid flow system, for example, an automobile engine air intake. The system can include a conduit defining a groove that is locked in a corresponding groove defined by a component, for example, an engine
7290775 Stackable refuse cart November 6, 2007
A stackable refuse cart includes a container, an axle, a set of wheels. The container includes first and second axle supports. The first axle support supports the axle in an operative position to rotatably support the container. The second axle support supports the axle in a stowage
7286934 Individual transport control and communication system October 23, 2007
An automated transportation (10) system includes a plurality of vehicles (22) adapted to travel along a pathway, and a monitoring system (70) located within each vehicle and adapted to monitor a location and a speed between an associated vehicle and the pathway. The automated transpo
7070848 Vehicle acoustic barrier July 4, 2006
An acoustic barrier that achieves excellent noise insulating properties, and is relatively thin and relatively light in weight includes a flexible thermoplastic barrier layer having a plurality of apertures defining a latticed structure which includes apertures for pass-through component
6729702 Reinforced drawer pedestal May 4, 2004
A drawer pedestal including a structural support for reinforcing working surfaces of the pedestal. The drawer pedestal includes a shell and a substructure that define a cavity. The shell includes a panel that forms the top surface of the pedestal. A first structure, preferably defining a
6678920 Soft-touch drawer pull January 20, 2004
A soft-touch drawer pull including a substantially rigid substrate and a rubber-like plastic attached to the outer surface of the substrate. The substrate preferably includes teeth or catches on an inner surface that interact with corresponding recesses or holes on a drawer unit or other
6666532 Snap together drawer pedestal base December 23, 2003
A drawer pedestal including a shell and a substructure that snap together. The substructure includes multiple locking tabs around a peripheral flange that interlock with slots defined by a peripheral rim of the shell so that the two pieces can be easily snapped together. At least one of
6623688 Gas-assisted two-shot injection molding process September 23, 2003
A process for injection molding a composite of rigid thermoplastic and soft thermoplastic, the soft thermoplastic including a cavity established with pressurized assist gas or an assist liquid. The process includes the steps of: injecting a hard molten thermoplastic into a first mold cha
6547301 Dashmat with an air distribution system April 15, 2003
A dashmat for use in a vehicle passenger compartment comprising a firewall separating the passenger compartment from an engine compartment and a floorboard extending rearwardly from the firewall. The dashmat comprises a decoupling layer shaped to span the width of the vehicle passenger
6517649 Process for controlling vacuum forming February 11, 2003
A vacuum wrapping process and apparatus for adhering a flexible material to a rigid substrate. The temperature of the flexible material is monitored, processed, and controlled by a control unit. The material is supported over the substrate in a mold. Spring-loaded rotatable bars are supp
6328320 Waste container and axle assembly therefor December 11, 2001
A waste container has an axle assembly comprising an axle with opposing axle end caps adapted to mount the wheels of the waste container. The axle comprises a metal rod encapsulated in plastic. An annular axle groove is formed near the ends of the axle in the encapsulating plastic. The m
6280001 Waste container and wheel assembly with pultruded axle August 28, 2001
A waste container having a wheel assembly comprising an axle assembly on which are slidably mounted a pair of wheels. The axle assembly comprises a pultruded shaft with opposing end caps. The end caps have an indentation for receiving a retainer to retain the wheels on the shaft.
6276557 Waste container with reinforced bottom August 21, 2001
The invention relates to a waste container of the type typically used in residential waste collection systems. The waste container includes a container body having opposing side walls that extend upwardly from a bottom wall to form a waste compartment with an open top for access ther
6245415 Structural article of relatively large dimensions June 12, 2001
Molding of relatively large articles such as automobile body parts by gas-assisted injection molding with sequential gating of injected thermoplastic resin into the mold cavity. Elongated ribs in the parts form gas channels and strengthening ribs for the parts. Structural parts are m
6227840 Apparatus for molding relatively large articles May 8, 2001
Molding of relatively large articles such as automobile body parts by gas-assisted injection molding with sequential gating of injected thermoplastic resin into the mold cavity. Elongated ribs in the parts form gas channels and strengthening ribs for the parts. Structural parts are m
6092854 Mat with integral wire harness fastener and channel July 25, 2000
A dash mat for blocking the transfer of sound from a vehicle engine compartment, through a firewall, and into a passenger compartment. The dash mat being mounted to the firewall and comprising a planar sheet in which is formed a channel for receiving a vehicle accessory, such as a wi
6089349 Sound absorber mat with integrally molded retainer July 18, 2000
A dash mat for a vehicle comprising a passenger compartment and an engine compartment separated by a firewall. The dash mat comprises a decoupling layer with multiple openings and a sound barrier layer with integrally molded fasteners that are received within the decoupling layer opening
6070928 Mat with integrally molded door June 6, 2000
A dash mat for blocking the transfer of sound from the vehicle engine compartment, through the firewall, and into the passenger compartment. The dash mat comprising a planar sheet having a pair of opposed doors aligned with an opening in the firewall through which passes a vehicle access
6063315 Gas-assisted injection molding of large panels with sequential gating May 16, 2000
Molding of relatively large articles such as automobile body parts by gas-assisted injection molding with sequential gating of injected thermoplastic resin into the mold cavity. Elongated ribs in the parts form gas channels and strengthening ribs for the parts. Structural parts are m
6050442 Multi-compartment containers, hinged lid and divider assemblies therefor, and hinge assemblies April 18, 2000
A multi-compartment container includes a partition member located in the container a pair of lids pivotally attached to the partition member. Each lid includes a pair of integrally molded hinge arms and one or more integrally molded cantilevered hinge pins extends laterally from each of
6024190 Acoustical barrier with ribbed decoupler February 15, 2000
An acoustical barrier for blocking the transfer of sound through a barrier wall. The acoustical barrier comprises a sound absorbing layer and a decoupling layer mounted to the sound absorbing layer and spacing the sound absorbing layer from the barrier wall. The decoupling layer has a
6019242 Multi-compartment container and lid therefor February 1, 2000
A waste container having a hingedly mounted lid that can be moved between a closed position for covering the container to an open position for providing access to the container. The lid is provided with a groove spaced from the hinge so that when the lid is rotated from the closed po
5975609 Sound insulating layer with integral boot November 2, 1999
An acoustical barrier (10) for mounting to the fire wall (20) of a motor vehicle includes a sound barrier layer (12) of a molded construction and sound dampening characteristics. The sound barrier layer (12) has an integrally molded boot (40) for receiving and acoustically sealing a
5938284 Seat bolster adjustment assembly August 17, 1999
A bolster is moveably mounted on a seat back with a bolster adjustment mechanism adapted to adjust and control the support provided by the bolster. Preferably, the bolster adjustment mechanism is mounted on the back side of the seat back, and preferably includes a positioning member
5897935 System and method for fastening insulating layer to sheet material April 27, 1999
A dash mat assembly (10) for installation in a vehicle includes an acoustic barrier layer (12) attached to an absorber layer (14). The acoustic barrier layer (12) is formed of relatively stiff material while the absorber layer (14) is formed of relatively flexible material. The inner
5886305 Sound insulating layer with integral rib structure March 23, 1999
An acoustical barrier (10) for a vehicle having a barrier wall which includes a floor area (23) and a fire wall area (25) extending between a wheel well area (41) and a drive train area (42). The acoustical barrier (10) includes a mass layer (12) that covers at least a portion of the
5868990 Injection molding parts with pinholes February 9, 1999
A mold for molding thermoplastic parts having a plurality of pinholes wherein at least one of the mold cavities has a number of projections in the form of three-dimensional tapering shapes, for example, cones, which extend to a point near to but spaced from the confronting surface of the
5854452 System for fastening sheet materials together December 29, 1998
A barrier wall (24) separating a passenger compartment from an engine compartment of a motor vehicle has an acoustical barrier assembly (102) mounted thereto. The acoustical barrier assembly (102) includes first and second mat portions (104, 106) juxtaposed to each other in overlapping
5831225 System and method for fastening insulating layers to a support structure November 3, 1998
A barrier wall (20) separating a passenger compartment from an engine compartment of a motor vehicle has an acoustical barrier assembly (10) mounted thereto. The acoustical barrier assembly (10) includes a sound barrier layer (12) of a molded construction and sound dampening characte
5824974 Insulating layer with integral grommets October 20, 1998
An acoustical barrier (10) is mounted to the barrier wall (20) of a motor vehicle. The acoustical barrier (10) includes a mass layer (12) of molded construction and sound dampening characteristics. The mass layer (12) includes a plurality of grommets (14, 14', 14", 54) integrally molded
5816591 Refuse container October 6, 1998
A refuse container constructed of a rigid plastic material comprises a walled storage bin having substantially vertical walls extending upwardly from a bottom wall. The refuse container includes a wheel-bearing axle mounted to the lower rear portion of the storage bin and at least one
5716107 Wheel assembly February 10, 1998
A reusable, releasably lockable wheel assembly comprising a wheel having a centrally disposed hub defining an aperture in which is received an axle. A spring having diametrically opposed lugs is disposed on one side of the hub and the lugs extend into the aperture of the hub so that when
5601899 Sheet with integral fastener February 11, 1997
An integral fastener particularly for use in mounting a sheet material to a structural member with a plurality of threaded studs. The integral fastener in one embodiment is connected to the sheet by a web adjacent an aperture in the sheet. The fastener has an opening that defines multipl
5557078 Acoustical barrier September 17, 1996
An acoustical barrier having a central aperture that is defined by a flexible seal. The acoustical barrier has an inwardly directed flange circumscribing of the central aperture and spacing the mass layer from a wall a predetermined distance. The wall has an aperture in which is disp
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