Patents by Inventor Barbara Carey

Barbara Carey 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: 10101711
    Abstract: Past and future time visualization enables a user to visualize the amount of time that has passed or when a future time will be reached. By triggering past time visualization, a device displays an arced line from a previously selected time to the present time. By triggering future time visualization, a device displays an arced line from the present time to a selected future time. In some embodiments, when the future time is reached, an alarm is triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Barbara Carey Stackowski
  • Publication number: 20180060980
    Abstract: A search with home tour navigation receives housing input (e.g., a user's housing preferences), calculates a route based on the selected/determined houses and displays the calculated route (e.g., a fastest route). The search with home tour navigation is able to factor in elements such as traffic, open house times, agent availability and/or any other factors and provide users and agents with additional capabilities such as communication and check-in/check-out features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventor: Barbara Carey Stachowski
  • Publication number: 20180032536
    Abstract: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) includes utilizing pop up drawers to enable additional content to be considered part of a main page which enables the drawer content to be included in search engine searches. Additionally, a portal which supports many separate real estate listings by separate entities provides further SEO benefits. A zoom implementation enables a user to navigate content such as images easily using a mobile device. Using the zoom implementation, a user is able to view an image that is larger than the screen of the mobile device by moving the device which pans to view different aspects of the image. The zoom implementation is able to take advantage of the accelerometer and/or gyroscope of the mobile device to control the displayed image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventor: Barbara Carey Stachowski
  • Publication number: 20180011450
    Abstract: Past and future time visualization enables a user to visualize the amount of time that has passed or when a future time will be reached. By triggering past time visualization, a device displays an arced line from a previously selected time to the present time. By triggering future time visualization, a device displays an arced line from the present time to a selected future time. In some embodiments, when the future time is reached, an alarm is triggered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventor: Barbara Carey Stackowski
  • Publication number: 20180007340
    Abstract: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) includes utilizing pop up drawers to enable additional content to be considered part of a main page which enables the drawer content to be included in search engine searches. Additionally, a portal which supports many separate real estate listings by separate entities provides further SEO benefits. A zoom implementation enables a user to navigate content such as images easily using a mobile device. Using the zoom implementation, a user is able to view an image that is larger than the screen of the mobile device by moving the device which pans to view different aspects of the image. The zoom implementation is able to take advantage of the accelerometer and/or gyroscope of the mobile device to control the displayed image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventor: Barbara Carey Stachowski
  • Publication number: 20170349748
    Abstract: A selective adhesive mechanism comprises an engineered surface structure or substrate and a compliant member. The compliant member is able to be a dry and non-tacky substance. The compliant member is selectively adhesive to the engineered surface when the compliant member is in contact with the engineered surface. The compliant member shows adhesion to the engineered surface when the compliant member is within a pre-selected range of hardness. In some embodiments, the compliant member comprises a polymeric member, a thermoplastic elastomer, silicone, polyurethane, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Barbara Carey Stachowski, Loc Vinh Bui, Joanne Moody
  • Patent number: 9765216
    Abstract: A selective adhesive mechanism comprises an engineered surface structure or substrate and a compliant member. The compliant member is able to be a dry and non-tacky substance. The compliant member is selectively adhesive to the engineered surface when the compliant member is in contact with the engineered surface. The compliant member shows adhesion to the engineered surface when the compliant member is within a pre-selected range of hardness. In some embodiments, the compliant member comprises a polymeric member, a thermoplastic elastomer, silicone, polyurethane, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Carey & Co.
    Inventors: Barbara Carey Stachowski, Loc Vinh Bui, Joanne Moody
  • Publication number: 20150242875
    Abstract: A community-powered shared revenue program enables users to share product information, so that when the product is purchased, those who shared the product information leading to the sale will be rewarded with a percentage of the sale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventor: Barbara Carey Stachowski
  • Patent number: 8851086
    Abstract: A hair band comprises a stretchable body and a center hole. The center hole increases in diameter when the hair band is moved from a rest position to a stretched position. A distance between an outer edge of the body and an outer edge of the center hole is greater than the center hole diameter when the hair band is in a rest position. The distance between the outer edge of the center hole and the outer edge of the body decreases and the inner diameter increases as the hair band is stretched. In some embodiments, the body is hollow and filled with one or more of a gel substance, a granular solid, and a viscous liquid. In some embodiments, the hair band is manufactured by one or more of an extrusion molding process and an injection molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Conair Corporation
    Inventor: Barbara Carey Stachowski
  • Patent number: 8777507
    Abstract: A cosmetic system includes a motorized applicator/dispenser with an applicator brush and a motorized handle unit for automatically moving the applicator brush in one or more directions. A cosmetic container unit containing a cosmetic is in communication with the applicator brush and the cosmetic is wicked or dispensed onto the skin when the applicator brush comes into contact with the skin and the applicator brush is automatically moved in one or more directions. In some embodiments, the motorized applicator/dispenser includes touch control for controlling the movement of the applicator brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Barbara Carey
  • Publication number: 20130298930
    Abstract: A hair band comprises a stretchable body and a center hole. The center hole increases in diameter when the hair band is moved from a rest position to a stretched position. A distance between an outer edge of the body and an outer edge of the center hole is greater than the center hole diameter when the hair band is in a rest position. The distance between the outer edge of the center hole and the outer edge of the body decreases and the inner diameter increases as the hair band is stretched. In some embodiments, the body is hollow and filled with one or more of a gel substance, a granular solid, and a viscous liquid. In some embodiments, the hair band is manufactured by one or more of an extrusion molding process and an injection molding process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Barbara Carey Stachowski
  • Publication number: 20130042886
    Abstract: A butterfly clip includes a body section, a first clip section and a second clip section. When pressure is applied to the body section to invert the body section from a concave orientation to a convex orientation, the first clip section and the second clip section secure a user's hair between the clips and the body section. Since there are two clip sections applying pressure against the body section, the butterfly clip securely remains in place in the user's hair. To release the butterfly clip, an opposing pressure is applied so that the clip sections move away from the body section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventor: Barbara Carey Stachowski
  • Publication number: 20120216949
    Abstract: A selective adhesive mechanism comprises an engineered surface structure or substrate and a compliant member. The compliant member is able to be a dry and non-tacky substance. The compliant member is selectively adhesive to the engineered surface when the compliant member is in contact with the engineered surface. The compliant member shows adhesion to the engineered surface when the compliant member is within a pre-selected range of hardness. In some embodiments, the compliant member comprises a polymeric member, a thermoplastic elastomer, silicone, polyurethane, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: CAREY & CO.
    Inventors: Barbara Carey Stachowski, Loc Vinh Bui, Joanne Moody
  • Publication number: 20100236566
    Abstract: A butterfly clip includes a body section, a first clip section and a second clip section. When pressure is applied to the body section to invert the body section from a concave orientation to a convex orientation, the first clip section and the second clip section secure a user's hair between the clips and the body section. Since there are two clip sections applying pressure against the body section, the butterfly clip securely remains in place in the user's hair. To release the butterfly clip, an opposing pressure is applied so that the clip sections move away from the body section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventor: Barbara Carey Stachowski
  • Publication number: 20100062382
    Abstract: A fire box includes functionality to provide a safe source of heat contained in a designated area. A fragrance emitter is able to be included to emit a fragrance while a fire is burning. A magnetic snuffer is able to be used to extinguish the flame when a user chooses. A fire candle operates similar to the fire box but in a smaller embodiment. Many different types of fragrances/aromas are able to be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventor: Barbara Carey Stachowski
  • Publication number: 20090272395
    Abstract: A mascara dispensing system is disclosed. The system includes an applicator unit with an applicator brush attached to a revolving running staff surrounded by a stabilizing sleeve. The applicator unit is configured to automatically revolve the applicator brush in a selectable direction and/or at a selectable rotational speed via a control pad or switch. The system also includes a container unit that holds a mascara formulation or a replaceable mascara cartridge. In some embodiments, the mascara dispensing system includes features to extrude the mascara.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventor: Barbara Carey
  • Patent number: D630437
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Inventor: Barbara Carey
  • Patent number: D638167
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Inventor: Barbara Carey
  • Patent number: D646435
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventor: Barbara Carey
  • Patent number: D651745
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventor: Barbara Carey