Patents by Inventor Charles J. Burout, III

Charles J. Burout, III 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: 20190344913
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for constructing fasteners of various lengths and using the fasteners to secure at least one product to at least one packaging. The apparatus comprises as applicator module and a needle for engaging or attaching a plurality of T-bar elements to a filament. A user employs the apparatus to engage or attach a first T-bar element to the filament at a first position within the packaging. The filament is then stretched across at least one product, and a second T-bar element is engaged or attached to the filament at a second position within at least one packaging. The filament is cut leaving the fastener in place securing the product to the packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: David L. SCHUTTLER, Charles J. BUROUT, III, Thomas F. SHILALE
  • Publication number: 20190320592
    Abstract: A fastener device adapted for attaching at least one tag (or other identifier) to an object. The fastener device comprises a T-bar component, a paddle component, and a filament component flexibly attached to both the T-bar component on one end and the paddle component on the other end. In some embodiments, the fastener device is deployable via a fastener dispensing device comprising a needle designed to puncture a hole in at least one tag and the object while also inserting the T-bar component through the hole. Once inserted, the paddle component exerts a cantilever spring force against at least one tag holding the tag(s) securely against the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: David L. SCHUTTLER, Charles J. BUROUT, III
  • Patent number: 10435213
    Abstract: A fastener assembly having a unique pawl design for the head portion of a fastener assembly. The fastener assembly may be a cable tie that includes a head portion having a pawl that includes a primary pawl tooth, at least one set of secondary pawl teeth, and a shelf support feature for pawl. The fastener assembly of the present invention prevent pawl roll out which is a failure that currently occurs with fastener assembly currently available in the market place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: David L. Schuttler, Daniel M. Gilbertson, Charles J. Burout, III
  • Publication number: 20170166370
    Abstract: A fastener assembly having a unique pawl design for the head portion of a fastener assembly. The fastener assembly may be a cable tie that includes a head portion having a pawl that includes a primary pawl tooth, at least one set of secondary pawl teeth, and a shelf support feature for pawl. The fastener assembly of the present invention prevent pawl roll out which is a failure that currently occurs with fastener assembly currently available in the market place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: David L. SCHUTTLER, Daniel M. GILBERTSON, Charles J. BUROUT, III
  • Patent number: 9064430
    Abstract: A fastening assembly that has an item made of, or that includes, a water-soluble material; and related methods for manufacturing, or dissolving or weakening, the fastening assembly, which has at least one water-soluble portion that includes the water-soluble material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Charles J. Burout, III, Thomas Shilale
  • Patent number: 8510918
    Abstract: A two-piece cable tie for bundling a plurality of objects, such as cables or wires, includes a front portion that is insert-molded onto a connective segment of a flexible strap, the front portion being constructed out of a higher tensile strength plastic than the strap to maximize the load rating of the tie without significantly increasing material costs. In one embodiment, the connective segment of the strap is shaped to include a pair of opposing semi-circular cutouts in its side rails to enhance the strength of mechanical bonding achieved by the front portion around the strap. In addition, the connective segment is shaped to include a circular hole that is offset longitudinally from the opposing cutouts, the diameter of the circular opening not exceeding 40% of the maximum width of the strap to ensure the integrity and strength of the strap along the entirety of its length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Shilale, Charles J. Burout, III, David L. Schuttler
  • Patent number: 8192825
    Abstract: A low-melt plastic fastener. According to one embodiment, the low-melt plastic fastener is shaped to include a flexible filament having a first cross-bar at a first end, and a second cross-bar at a second end. The filament, the first cross-bar, and the second cross-bar may be formed from the same material and may be molded as a unitary structure. Preferably, the fastener is molded as part of a length of continuously connected ladder stock. The plastic fastener is preferably made from a formulation consisting of about 60-99%, by weight, of a low-melt polyurethane and 1-40%, by weight, of a styrene acrylonitrile. The formulation is selected so that the filament melts when heated for about 10 minutes at 130-180° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Shilale, Charles J. Burout, III
  • Publication number: 20100223763
    Abstract: A two-piece cable tie for bundling a plurality of objects, such as cables or wires, includes a front portion that is insert-molded onto a connective segment of a flexible strap, the front portion being constructed out of a higher tensile strength plastic than the strap to maximize the load rating of the tie without significantly increasing material costs. In one embodiment, the connective segment of the strap is shaped to include a pair of opposing semi-circular cutouts in its side rails to enhance the strength of mechanical bonding achieved by the front portion around the strap. In addition, the connective segment is shaped to include a circular hole that is offset longitudinally from the opposing cutouts, the diameter of the circular opening not exceeding 40% of the maximum width of the strap to ensure the integrity and strength of the strap along the entirety of its length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventors: Thomas Shilale, Charles J. Burout, III, David L. Schuttler
  • Publication number: 20100175227
    Abstract: A fastening assembly that has an item made of, or that includes, a water-soluble material; and related methods for manufacturing, or dissolving or weakening, the fastening assembly, which has at least one water-soluble portion that includes the water-soluble material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventors: Charles J. Burout, III, Thomas Shilale
  • Patent number: 7705500
    Abstract: A vibration apparatus and also a motor assembly are provided to enhance vibrational massage therapy and to improve non-impact exercise. In particular, the motor assembly generates vibrations of differing amplitudes utilizing a single motor to drive a shaft that, in turn, rotates an eccentric weight whose rotational axis is non-coaxial with the shaft's rotational axis. The reversal of the direction in which the motor rotates the shaft changes the amplitude of the resulting vibrations communicated to a platform. Thus, vibrational amplitude most suitable for a particular application or purpose may be selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Brookstone Purchasing, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen B. Mills, Charles J. Burout, III
  • Publication number: 20090114558
    Abstract: A low-melt plastic fastener. According to one embodiment, the low-melt plastic fastener is shaped to include a flexible filament having a first cross-bar at a first end, and a second cross-bar at a second end. The filament, the first cross-bar, and the second cross-bar may be formed from the same material and may be molded as a unitary structure. Preferably, the fastener is molded as part of a length of continuously connected ladder stock. The plastic fastener is preferably made from a formulation consisting of about 60-99%, by weight, of a low-melt polyurethane and 1-40%, by weight, of a styrene acrylonitrile. The formulation is selected so that the filament melts when heated for about 10 minutes at 130-180° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Inventors: Thomas Shilale, Charles J. Burout, III
  • Patent number: 7524197
    Abstract: A docking station is provided which includes a housing having a receptacle bay and an electrical connector disposed within the receptacle bay. The receptacle bay of the docking station may be configured to receive a plurality of types and/or sizes of portable media players or storage devices therein. The electrical connector may be configured to transmit digital signals from and/or to the portable media player or storage device. The docking station may also include a height adjustment mechanism for adjusting the height of the electrical connector relative to the receptacle bay. A user interface may be provided for controlling the digital signals. Additionally, the docking station may also include an audio output port, a video output port, a USB port, or a combination thereof. Furthermore, the docking station may also include a speaker assembly and/or a video assembly to receive digital signals from the portable media player or storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Brookstone Purchasing, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen B. Mills, Charles J Burout, III
  • Patent number: 7427274
    Abstract: A massage base having a top surface contains at least one massage node base wherein the massage node base is motile in relation to the massage base. At least one massage node is mounted on each of the massage node bases and at least partially protrudes from the top surface. The massage node is mounted for rote movement in relation to the massage base. A motor, connected to the massage node base, engages the massage node in rote movement in relation to the massage base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: Brookstone Purchasing, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth David Harris, Jr., Charles J. Burout, III, James C. TerMeer, Stephen B. Mills, J. Neil Gleason, Laura G. Warnock
  • Patent number: 7201099
    Abstract: A device and system for monitoring food is described. The food monitoring device has a temperature sensor and a temperature sensor base. The temperature sensor base has a transmitter and a microphone. The temperature sensor base is electrically coupled to the temperature sensor. A monitor having a speaker and a receiver communicates with the transmitter of the temperature sensor base. The transmitter of the temperature sensor base transmits a temperature sensed by the temperature sensor and an audio signal produced by the microphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Brookstone Purchasing, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth David Harris, Jr., Charles J. Burout, III, Steven Schwartz, M. Rufus Woodard
  • Patent number: 7013722
    Abstract: A pressure gauge for determining air pressure of an inflatable item and a method of doing the same are provided. Embodiments of the present invention provide a source of light capable of providing more than one color of light, where each color of light within the more than one color of light corresponds to a numerical relationship between a determined pressure of an inflatable item, determined by the pressure gauge, and a target air pressure. The pressure gauge also has a display panel for displaying the determined air pressure and at least one of the provided colors of light. In addition, the pressure gauge has a pressure sensor for determining the determined air pressure and a computer defining functions performed by the pressure gauge, wherein the computer causes the source of light to display the different colors of light in accordance with the numerical relationship between the determined air pressure and the target air pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Brookstone Purchasing, Inc.
    Inventors: Baird M. Little, Kenneth David Harris, Jr., Joseph Geringer, Charles J. Burout, III, Steven Schwartz
  • Patent number: 5107590
    Abstract: A razor handle having a rigid core, and preferably a moldable resilient cover, adapted for attachment to a separately formed handle head. The rigid core of the razor handle in the present invention advantageously extends upwardly into the handle head. According to one preferred embodiment of the present invention, the rigid core is formed, at least in part, of a metal. The covering layer, because of its flexibility, compressibility and initial deformability, provides a comfortable secure surface for the razor user. The resilient cover provides a limit for compressibility as well as a compressive resilience desired by many users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1992
    Assignee: Warner-Lambert Company
    Inventors: Charles J. Burout, III, Frank A. Ferraro, Evan N. Chen
  • Patent number: 4949457
    Abstract: According to this invention a composite razor handle having a rigid inner core of thermoplastic material and a moldable flexible resilient covering layer is provided. This flexible convering layer because of its flexibility, compressibility and initial deformability provides a comfortable secure surface for the razor user. The handle of this invention, due to its bicomponent nature, provides a limit for compressibility as well as the compressive resilience desirable by many users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1990
    Assignee: Warner-Lambert Company
    Inventor: Charles J. Burout, III
  • Patent number: D501266
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: Brookstone Purchasing, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth David Harris, Jr., Joseph Geringer, Charles J. Burout, III, Steven H. Schwartz
  • Patent number: D505871
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: Brookstone Purchasing, Inc.
    Inventors: Baird M. Little, Kenneth David Harris, Jr., Joseph Geringer, Charles J. Burout, III, Steven H. Schwartz
  • Patent number: D531733
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: Brookstone Purchasing, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Burout, III, Joseph Geringer, J. Neil Gleason, Kenneth David Harris, Jr., Jay D. Newcomer, Steven H. Schwartz