Patents by Inventor Cathal Fahy

Cathal Fahy 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: 20080105713
    Abstract: A device for that places a fluid container in fluid communication with a sprayer is disclosed. The device includes a container adapter that allows a dip tube to be attached to the fluid container rather than the sprayer. When the sprayer is removed from the fluid container, the dip tube stays in the fluid container. Refill fluid containers may come with the container adapter and dip tube installed. When the sprayer is attached to the fluid container, the adapter seals against the sprayer allowing fluid to be pumped from the fluid container by the sprayer. A sprayer connector with geometry that matches an inner or outer shape of the adapter is attached to and/or built into the sprayer. The sprayer connector is constructed to allow easy alignment of the sprayer to the fluid container. The sprayer connector and the container adapter also provide a unique attachment geometry to insure only containers with formulae compatible to the sprayer are pumped through the sprayer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventors: Cathal Fahy, Timothy Bartlett, Kenneth Michaels, Rene Beland, Peter Neumann, David Leifheit, Thomas Jaworski
  • Publication number: 20060048319
    Abstract: Disclosed are hand-held scrubbing devices of the type having a replaceable pad. These devices have a handle which is extruded and extremely flexible. The pads are multi-layer and may be pre-impregnated with a cleaner concentrate. A shipping/docking container for use therewith is also disclosed which has the capability of reducing its overall size once the product has reached the consumer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Publication date: March 9, 2006
    Inventors: Terra Morgan, Douglas Soller, Brad Baranowski, Kara Sturdy, Cathal Fahy, Olivia Moodycliffe
  • Publication number: 20050127204
    Abstract: The invention relates to an automated sprayer for spraying the walls of a bath and shower enclosure with a cleanser. The sprayer has a housing that can be mounted inside the shower enclosure and that defines a tray in which an inverted bottle of cleanser is stored. The bottom of the tray has a tube extending downwardly along a longitudinal axis through which the cleanser can pass. A motorized head disposed beneath the tube can be rotated about the axis for metering cleanser from the bottle and spraying cleanser outward. The sprayer includes timer circuitry that delays commencement of a spray for a set time and automatically stops spraying after a predetermined period. The sprayer also includes a system for signaling the beginning of a spray cycle including audio and visual alarms. The invention focuses on methods of using such equipment, as well as a container for supplying such equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Inventors: Brian Linstedt, Keith Gausmann, Cathal Fahy, Luke Stonis, Dale Aberegg, Michael Fryan, Padma Varanasi, Steven Zach, Peter Neumann, Craig Shiesley, Terry Kovara
  • Patent number: 6758412
    Abstract: An overcap for use with a spray canister includes a peripheral wall adapted to attach to the spray canister, a cantilevered lever arm hingedly attached to the peripheral wall, and a nozzle within the cantilevered lever arm. The nozzle includes a stem socket adapted to receive a valve stem of the spray canister and adapted to provide a fan-shaped spray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale Aberegg, Cathal Fahy, Tracey A. Frosch, Steven A. Zach, Allen D. Miller
  • Patent number: 6551001
    Abstract: A cleaning device includes a cleaning head, a housing connected to the cleaning head and configured to retain a spray canister, an actuator rod configured to contact an overcap attached to the canister, and a pivot link pivotally attached to the housing about a pivot point. The pivot point is positioned to allow contact between the actuator rod and the pivot link. In addition, a shaft assembly including a core is slidably disposed within the shaft assembly, with the slidable core being adapted to rotate the pivot link about the pivot point, and a handle is attached to the shaft assembly including a trigger mechanism. The trigger mechanism is adapted to move the slidable core toward the housing, which then pivots the pivot link, ultimately bringing the actuator rod into contact with the cap and causing a dispensing of contents of the canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale Aberegg, Cathal Fahy, Tracey A. Frosch, Steven A. Zach, Brian Linstedt
  • Publication number: 20030053845
    Abstract: A cleaning device includes a cleaning head, a housing connected to the cleaning head and configured to retain a spray canister, an actuator rod configured to contact an overcap attached to the canister, and a pivot link pivotally attached to the housing about a pivot point. The pivot point is positioned to allow contact between the actuator rod and the pivot link. In addition, a shaft assembly including a core is slidably disposed within the shaft assembly, with the slidable core being adapted to rotate the pivot link about the pivot point, and a handle is attached to the shaft assembly including a trigger mechanism. The trigger mechanism is adapted to move the slidable core toward the housing, which then pivots the pivot link, ultimately bringing the actuator rod into contact with the cap and causing a dispensing of contents of the canister.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2001
    Publication date: March 20, 2003
    Inventors: Dale Aberegg, Cathal Fahy, Tracey A. Frosch, Steven A. Zach, Brian Linstedt
  • Publication number: 20030052204
    Abstract: An overcap for use with a spray canister includes a peripheral wall adapted to attach to the spray canister, a cantilevered lever arm hingedly attached to the peripheral wall, and a nozzle within the cantilevered lever arm. The nozzle includes a stem socket adapted to receive a valve stem of the spray canister and adapted to provide a fan-shaped spray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2001
    Publication date: March 20, 2003
    Inventors: Dale Aberegg, Cathal Fahy, Tracey A. Frosch, Steven A. Zach, Allen D. Miller
  • Patent number: D572138
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney L. Prater, Simon M. Conway, Brent W. Lindberg, Cathal Fahy
  • Patent number: D590260
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney L. Prater, Simon M. Conway, Brent W. Lindberg, Cathal Fahy