Patents by Inventor Brian A. Vulpitta

Brian A. Vulpitta 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: 10173858
    Abstract: An adhesive tape dispenser and applicator which folds one or both edges of tape being applied over upon themselves. The dispenser includes an edge folding guide having a planar surface, two inwardly converging edges and tape guides cooperating to fold the edges of the tape. A compression roller is provided to press the edges together. A method of threading tape onto an edge folding tape dispenser is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SHURTECH BRANDS, LLC
    Inventors: Brian A. Vulpitta, Daniel E. Festa, William F. DeWitt, Aaron A. Misener, Curtis P. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9371999
    Abstract: A fireplace draft blocker which is easily assembled and disassembled is provided with a seal around its periphery of faux fur, bristles, or soft fabric and is supported by crossed rods which hold the four corners of the fireplace draft blocker in position and away from the fireplace itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: ShurTech Brands, LLC
    Inventors: Brian A. Vulpitta, Vageesh Bakhshi, Daniel Festa
  • Publication number: 20160159604
    Abstract: An adhesive tape dispenser and applicator which folds one or both edges of tape being applied over upon themselves is constructed with an edge folding guide having a planar surface, two inwardly converging edges and tape guides cooperating to fold the edges of the tape and a compression roller to press the edges together. A method of threading tape onto a folding tape dispenser is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Applicant: Shurtech Brands, LLC
    Inventors: Brian A. Vulpitta, Daniel E. Festa, William F. DeWitt, Aaron A. Misener, Curtis P. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20160122151
    Abstract: An adhesive tape dispenser and applicator which folds one or both edges of tape being applied over upon themselves is constructed with an edge folding guide having a planar surface, two inwardly converging edges and tape guides cooperating to fold the edges of the tape. A method of threading tape onto a folding tape dispenser is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: SHURTECH BRANDS, LLC
    Inventors: Brian A. Vulpitta, Daniel E. Festa, SR., William F. DeWitt, Aaron A. Misener, Curtis P. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20160114998
    Abstract: A tape dispenser adapted to dispense lengths of adhesive tape from a roll of adhesive tape wound upon a cylindrical tape core having a first sidewall, a second sidewall generally parallel to the first sidewall, a hub structure and a tape retaining tab extending inwardly from at least one of the first and second sidewalls. A hinged tongue is supported between the sidewall front portions, the tongue includes a front edge approaching the tape retaining tab. An unwound portion of the tape passes between the retaining tab and the tongue, and the tongue is movable between a first position for holding the unwound portion of the tape against the tape retaining tab and a second position allowing the unwound portion of the tape to separate from the retaining tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicant: SHURTECH BRANDS, LLC
    Inventors: Brian A. Vulpitta, Daniel Eric Festa, SR.
  • Patent number: 9261203
    Abstract: A seasonal insulative cover for an outdoor faucet includes at least two layers formed from a weatherproof material. A first and a second of the at least two layers are further connected to define a space there between. The first and second layers include a plurality of air chambers. A valve is included on the cover for inserting air between the at least two layers. Air inflated into the insulative cover at the valve urges the first of the at least two layers to partially conform to the outdoor faucet. The air further creates the space surrounding the outdoor faucet between the at least two layers. The space contains a volume of stationary air, which prevents a movement of air current from transferring heat from the outdoor faucet to an outdoor environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Shurtech Brands, LLC
    Inventor: Brian A. Vulpitta
  • Patent number: 9096372
    Abstract: An improved container and container system for adhesive tape reduces the part count necessary for protecting various widths of adhesive tape and provides adhesive tape container elements of low cost. The adhesive tape containers are comprised of two halves with circular side walls and outer walls intended to surround a portion, or all, of the roll of tape (i.e. regular or irregular tape patterns and tape widths), and inner wall segments intended to engage the inside of a core of a roll of tape holding the ensemble together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Shurtech Brands, LLC
    Inventor: Brian A. Vulpitta
  • Patent number: 8984813
    Abstract: A one-piece seal for use on the bottoms of doors or windows of uniform cross-section has a planar base and upwardly extending members on each side of the base with engagement members at the top of the upwardly extending members. The seal also has downwardly extending fins and semicircular walls to engage a threshold. The seal is held upon a door by action of the flexible engagement members being pressed against the sides of the doors by the upstanding members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Shurtech Brands, LLC
    Inventors: Brian A. Vulpitta, Daniel Festa, Scott Sommers, Vageesh Bakhshi
  • Publication number: 20140259953
    Abstract: A one-piece seal for use on the bottoms of doors or windows of uniform cross-section has a planar base and upwardly extending members on each side of the base with engagement members at the top of the upwardly extending members. The seal also has downwardly extending fins and semicircular walls to engage a threshold. The seal is held upon a door by action of the flexible engagement members being pressed against the sides of the doors by the upstanding members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SHURTECH BRANDS, LLC
    Inventors: Brian A. Vulpitta, Daniel Festa, Scott Sommers, Vageesh Bakhshi
  • Publication number: 20140259955
    Abstract: An access port for a shrink film barrier that can be installed after installation of the shrink film barrier without removal of the shrink film barrier, and permits selective access to a window or door covered by the barrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SHURTECH BRANDS, LLC
    Inventors: Brian A. Vulpitta, Daniel Eric Festa, SR., Vageesh Bakhshi
  • Patent number: 8813806
    Abstract: A tape dispenser adapted to dispense lengths of adhesive tape from a roll of adhesive tape wound upon a cylindrical tape core having a first sidewall, a second sidewall generally parallel to the first sidewall, a hub structure and a tape retaining tab extending inwardly from at least one of the first and second sidewalls. A rearwardly extending tongue is supported between the sidewall front portions, the tongue includes a rear edge approaching the tape retaining tab and defining therewith a gap. An unwound portion of the tape passes through the gap between the retaining tab and the tongue, and the tongue is movable between a first position for holding the unwound portion of the tape against the tape retaining tab and a second position allowing the unwound portion of the tape to separate from the retaining tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Shurtech Brands, LLC
    Inventor: Brian A. Vulpitta
  • Patent number: 8757186
    Abstract: An insulating cover is adapted for sealing an attic access panel. The insulating cover includes a substantially rectangular fabric layer and at least one rod for raising the fabric layer above the attic access panel. A cavity is defined by the fabric layer and is adapted to contain a volume of stationary air. A seal is formed around a perimeter of the fabric layer. The seal includes multiple fiber strands of material that are adapted to conform to a shape of a floor surface. The fiber strands are adapted to seal gaps formed where the cover meets the floor surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Shurtech Brands, LLC
    Inventors: Brian A. Vulpitta, Daniel Festa, Vageesh Bakhshi
  • Patent number: 8733019
    Abstract: A draft blocker using flexible linear elements contained in an envelope is easily installed upon a door or window. The draft blocker comprises linear elements contained in cavities adapted to ride against the inside and outside of the door thereby sealing the gap between a door and preventing drafts. The draft blocker uses one or more envelope elements allowing insertion of the linear elements at a position other than the ends and has end straps which engage the edges of the door bottom holding the draft blocker in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Shurtech Brands, LLC
    Inventor: Brian A Vulpitta
  • Patent number: 8726575
    Abstract: A one-piece seal for use on the bottoms of doors or windows of uniform cross-section has a planar base and upwardly extending members on each side of the base with engagement members at the top of the upwardly extending members. The seal also has downwardly extending fins and semicircular walls to engage a threshold. The seal is held upon a door by action of the flexible engagement members being pressed against the sides of the doors by the upstanding members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Shurtech Brands, LLC
    Inventors: Brian A. Vulpitta, Daniel Festa, Scott Sommers, Vageesh Bakhshi
  • Patent number: 8701350
    Abstract: A window draft blocker uses resilient elements held in spaced parallel relationship within a rectangular envelope and also has at least one impervious sleeve surrounding one of the resilient bodies protecting it from the elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Shurtech Brands, LLC
    Inventor: Brian A. Vulpitta
  • Publication number: 20130333294
    Abstract: A window draft blocker uses resilient elements held in spaced parallel relationship within a rectangular envelope and also has at least one impervious sleeve surrounding one of the resilient bodies protecting it from the elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: Brian A. Vulpitta
  • Publication number: 20130333687
    Abstract: A fireplace draft blocker which is easily assembled and disassembled is provided with a seal around its periphery of faux fur, bristles, or soft fabric and is supported by crossed rods which hold the four corners of the fireplace draft blocker in position and away from the fireplace itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Brian A. Vulpitta, Vageesh Bakhshi, Daniel Festa
  • Patent number: 8590229
    Abstract: An inflatable insulator covers an associated attic access hatch to prevent a transfer of heat from a first indoor environment maintaining temperature control and a second indoor environment not maintaining temperature control. The insulator includes at least one air chamber adapted to contain a volume of stationary air. Impermeable layers define the air chamber. Sidewalls extending from a generally planar top wall to remove the impermeable layers from a direct contact with the access hatch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Shurtech Brands, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis P. Taylor, Brian A. Vulpitta
  • Publication number: 20130284625
    Abstract: An insulating cover is adapted for sealing an attic access panel. The insulating cover includes a substantially rectangular fabric layer and at least one rod for raising the fabric layer above the attic access panel. A cavity is defined by the fabric layer and is adapted to contain a volume of stationary air. A seal is formed around a perimeter of the fabric layer. The seal includes multiple fiber strands of material that are adapted to conform to a shape of a floor surface. The fiber strands are adapted to seal gaps formed where the cover meets the floor surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Brian A. Vulpitta, Daniel Festa, Vageesh Bakhshi
  • Publication number: 20130264016
    Abstract: A tape dispenser adapted to dispense lengths of adhesive tape from a roll of adhesive tape wound upon a cylindrical tape core having a first sidewall, a second sidewall generally parallel to the first sidewall, a hub structure and a tape retaining tab extending inwardly from at least one of the first and second sidewalls. A rearwardly extending tongue is supported between the sidewall front portions, the tongue includes a rear edge approaching the tape retaining tab and defining therewith a gap. An unwound portion of the tape passes through the gap between the retaining tab and the tongue, and the tongue is movable between a first position for holding the unwound portion of the tape against the tape retaining tab and a second position allowing the unwound portion of the tape to separate from the retaining tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: Shurtech Brands, LLC
    Inventor: Brian A. Vulpitta