Patents by Inventor Cory J. Nelson

Cory J. Nelson 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: 20230008040
    Abstract: A repositionable abrasive disc mounting assembly comprises a backup pad and a clamp assembly. The backup pad has a rotational axis of use and a major surface with projections extending outwardly therefrom. The backup pad further comprises an inwardly facing centrally disposed first fastening member, and also an outwardly facing centrally disposed second fastening member. The clamp assembly comprises inner and outer clamp members for securing an abrasive disc. The inner clamp member comprises an inwardly facing centrally disposed third fastening member adapted to repositionably engage the second fastening member in a discrete number of rotational orientations. The inner clamp member further comprises an outwardly facing centrally disposed fourth fastening member. The outer clamp member comprises an inwardly facing centrally disposed fifth fastening member adapted to securely engage the fourth fastening member. A method of abrading a workpiece using the repositionable abrasive disc is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Inventors: Joseph B. Eckel, Thomas J. Nelson, Fay T. Salmon, David T. Buckley, Cory M. Arthur, Alireza Ghaderi, Dominic J. Triana
  • Patent number: 11544653
    Abstract: A computing system includes: processor(s), memory(s), storage device(s), and network interface(s) configured to communicate with data source(s) and remotely located computing device(s). The network interface(s) receives data regarding a digital product catalog representation of products from the data source(s). The processor(s): generates a respective score for the digital product catalog representation for each respective product, the score indicative of adherence of the digital product catalog representation for each respective product to at least one criterion; stores the respective score for the digital product catalog representation for each respective product using the at least one storage device; and identifies which products provide the greatest opportunity for sales improvement by improving adherence of the digital product catalog representation to the at least one criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Overstock.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Douglas Nelson, Jacob William Harms, Martha Marie Tinker, Paul J. Kersey, Steven Lee Trousdale, Steven Brad Jeppesen, Mark Alan Baker, Cory Richard Hash, Anil Waddi
  • Publication number: 20220396722
    Abstract: A shaped abrasive particle is presented. The shaped abrasive particle has a first and second surface. The first and second surfaces are substantially parallel to each other and separated by a thickness. Each of the first and second surfaces have a surface profile, which includes a plurality of corners and a plurality of edges connecting the plurality of corners. The shaped abrasive particle also includes a recess included wholly within one of the plurality of edges, wherein the recess is a concave void extending into the surface profile. The shaped abrasive particle also includes a magnetically responsive coating. The magnetically responsive coating causes the shaped abrasive particle to be responsive to a magnetic field. The shaped abrasive particle, when exposed to the magnetic field, experiences a net torque that causes the shaped abrasive particle to orient with respect to the magnetic field such that each of the first and second surfaces are substantially perpendicular to a backing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Inventors: Joseph B. Eckel, Fay T. Salmon, Aaron K. Nienaber, Thomas J. Nelson, Cory M. Arthur, Alireza Ghaderi, Ronald D. Jesme, David T. Buckley
  • Publication number: 20220315820
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a shaped abrasive particle is disclosed. The method includes filling a cavity of a tool with an abrasive particle precursor material. The cavity has at least an interior surface that extends downward from a tool top surface at an angle. The method also includes leveling the abrasive particle precursor material such that a top surface of the abrasive particle precursor materials is flush with the tool surface, such that a sharp portion is formed along the intersection between the sloped wall of the tool cavity and the tool surface and the sharp portion is within the same plane as the tool surface. The method also includes removing a dried abrasive particle precursor from the cavity of the tool. The abrasive particle has a sharp portion formed along the intersection between the interior surface and the tool surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Fay T. Salmon, Cory M. Arthur, David T. Buckley, Thomas J. Nelson, Joseph B. Eckel, Emily L. Bowen, Alireza Ghaderi, Dwight D. Erickson, Wayne W. Maurer
  • Patent number: 10479964
    Abstract: A self-adhering cleaning block is disclosed. In some embodiments, the self-adhering cleaning block includes a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, and a handle extending out from a part of the second surface, where the material composition of the block may be essentially uniform, and where the material composition of the block may further comprise a non-ionic surfactant and a liquid component. In addition, a cleaning article including a self-adhering cleaning block is disclosed. Moreover, a method is disclosed. In certain examples the method comprises mixing a non-ionic surfactant and a liquid component to form an essentially uniform cleaning composition, and then extruding, pressing or casting the cleaning composition to form a cleaning block having a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, and a handle extending out from a part of the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Klinkhammer, Russell B. Wortley, Cory J. Nelson, Ronald H. Spang, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10406545
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system for dispensing fluid can include a dispenser, such as a trigger engine-type dispenser, configured to draw fluid up from a container. A nozzle assembly can include a nozzle, and a nozzle slide. The nozzle slide can be configured to slide and/or rotate relative to the shroud to provide different dispensing modes. In alternative examples, the nozzle can be configured to rotate in 30 degree increments relative to the shroud to provide the different dispensing modes or the nozzle assembly can include a nozzle extension, and the nozzle extension can be configured to rotate relative to the shroud to provide different dispensing patterns out of the nozzle. In another example a first nozzle can be configured to provide one or more dispensing modes, and a second nozzle can be configured to provide a different dispensing mode than the first nozzle. Methods of dispensing fluids and methods of assembling fluid dispensers are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald H. Spang, Jr., Matthew T. Mcdonnell, David Leifheit, Cory J. Nelson, Matthew Thurin, Philip Anthony, III, Aaron Eiger, Evan Thompson, Douglas A. Soller
  • Patent number: 10011419
    Abstract: An automatic discharge device includes a housing having a recess for receipt of the body of a container and a groove configured to receive a portion of a valve stem of the container. The recess includes a tapered upper end configured to fit a neck of the container. Further, a first compartment for receipt of a first battery and a second compartment for receipt of a second battery are provided. An actuator is disposed proximate the groove, which defines lateral sidewalls and a rear sidewall and has an open forward end to receive the valve stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: M. Scott Carpenter, Paul E. Furner, Thomas P. Gasper, Chris A. Kubicek, Leon M. Lemon, Brent D. Madsen, Kenneth W. Michaels, Cory J. Nelson, Michael E. Short, Gene Sipinski, Nathan R. Westphal
  • Patent number: 9999895
    Abstract: According to a first aspect, a spray insert includes a sidewall and a first vane extending from the sidewall. The spray insert also includes an endwall including a discharge outlet. The spray insert further includes a first boss including a tip and a side to direct a fluid product toward a swirl chamber. The boss is disposed on the endwall and extends from the vane. The side has a point of inflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Cory J. Nelson, Harbinder S. Pordal
  • Publication number: 20180065132
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system for dispensing fluid can include a dispenser, such as a trigger engine-type dispenser, configured to draw fluid up from a container. A nozzle assembly can include a nozzle, and a nozzle slide. The nozzle slide can be configured to slide and/or rotate relative to the shroud to provide different dispensing modes. In alternative examples, the nozzle can be configured to rotate in 30 degree increments relative to the shroud to provide the different dispensing modes or the nozzle assembly can include a nozzle extension, and the nozzle extension can be configured to rotate relative to the shroud to provide different dispensing patterns out of the nozzle. In another example a first nozzle can be configured to provide one or more dispensing modes, and a second nozzle can be configured to provide a different dispensing mode than the first nozzle. Methods of dispensing fluids and methods of assembling fluid dispensers are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Ronald H. Spang, JR., Matthew T. Mcdonnell, David Leifheit, Cory J. Nelson, Matthew Thurin, Philip Anthony, III, Aaron Eiger, Evan Thompson, Douglas A. Soller
  • Patent number: 9839927
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system for dispensing fluid can include a dispenser, such as a trigger engine-type dispenser (100), configured to draw fluid up from a container. A nozzle assembly can include a nozzle (160), and a nozzle slide (112). The nozzle slide can be configured to slide and/or rotate relative to the shroud (102) to provide different dispensing modes. In alternative examples, the nozzle (160) can be configured to rotate in 30 degree increments relative to the shroud (102) to provide the different dispensing modes or the nozzle assembly can include a nozzle extension, and the nozzle extension can be configured to rotate relative to the shroud to provide different dispensing patterns out of the nozzle. In another example a first nozzle can be configured to provide one or more dispensing modes, and a second nozzle can be configured to provide a different dispensing mode than the first nozzle. Methods of dispensing fluids and methods of assembling fluid dispensers are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald H. Spang, Matthew T. Mcdonnell, David Leifheit, Cory J. Nelson, Matthew Thurin, Philip Anthony, III, Aaron Eiger, Evan Thompson, Douglas A. Soller
  • Publication number: 20170114311
    Abstract: A self-adhering cleaning block is disclosed. In some embodiments, the self-adhering cleaning block includes a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, and a handle extending out from a part of the second surface, where the material composition of the block may be essentially uniform, and where the material composition of the block may further comprise a non-ionic surfactant and a liquid component. In addition, a cleaning article including a self-adhering cleaning block is disclosed. Moreover, a method is disclosed. In certain examples the method comprises mixing a non-ionic surfactant and a liquid component to form an essentially uniform cleaning composition, and then extruding, pressing or casting the cleaning composition to form a cleaning block having a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, and a handle extending out from a part of the second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Klinkhammer, Russell B. Wortley, Cory J. Nelson, Ronald H. Spang
  • Publication number: 20160340108
    Abstract: An automatic discharge device includes a housing having a recess for receipt of the body of a container and a groove configured to receive a portion of a valve stem of the container. The recess includes a tapered upper end configured to fit a neck of the container. Further, a first compartment for receipt of a first battery and a second compartment for receipt of a second battery are provided. An actuator is disposed proximate the groove, which defines lateral sidewalls and a rear sidewall and has an open forward end to receive the valve stem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: M. Scott Carpenter, Paul E. Furner, Thomas P. Gasper, Chris A. Kubicek, Leon M. Lemon, Brent D. Madsen, Kenneth W. Michaels, Cory J. Nelson, Michael E. Short, Gene Sipinski, Nathan R. Westphal
  • Patent number: 9457951
    Abstract: An automatic discharge device includes a housing having a recess for receipt of a container. Further, a first compartment for receipt of a first battery and a second compartment for receipt of a second battery are provided. An actuator is disposed above the recess and the first compartment and the second compartment are disposed on opposing sides of the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: M. Scott Carpenter, Paul E. Furner, Thomas P. Gasper, Chris A. Kubicek, Leon M. Lemon, Brent D. Madsen, Kenneth W. Michaels, Cory J. Nelson, Michael E. Short, Gene Sipinski, Nathan R. Westphal
  • Patent number: 9364872
    Abstract: An applicator, related applicator system, and a method for delivering a self-adhesive material are provided. The applicator includes an outer surface, and an inner surface opposite the outer surface. The inner surface of the applicator defines a void that is operable to receive the self-adhesive material. At least a portion of the inner surface releasably adhere the applicator side of the self-adhesive material where the adhesive force between the portion of the inner surface and the applicator side being less than adhesive force between the substrate and the substrate side. The applicator is used by placing the applicator in contact with a substrate, pressing the applicator against the substrate such that the self-adhesive material adheres to the substrate, and releasing the applicator from the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas A. Soller, William J. Rice, Cory J. Nelson, Michael E. Klinkhammer
  • Publication number: 20160039596
    Abstract: According to a first aspect, a spray insert includes a sidewall and a first vane extending from the sidewall. The spray insert also includes an endwall including a discharge outlet. The spray insert further includes a first boss including a tip and a side to direct a fluid product toward a swirl chamber. The boss is disposed on the endwall and extends from the vane. The side has a point of inflection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Applicant: S.C. JOHNSON & SON, INC.
    Inventors: Cory J. Nelson, Harbinder S. Pordal
  • Publication number: 20160016188
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system for dispensing fluid can include a dispenser, such as a trigger engine-type dispenser (100), configured to draw fluid up from a container. A nozzle assembly can include a nozzle (160), and a nozzle slide (112). The nozzle slide can be configured to slide and/or rotate relative to the shroud (102) to provide different dispensing modes. In alternative examples, the nozzle (160) can be configured to rotate in 30 degree increments relative to the shroud (102) to provide the different dispensing modes or the nozzle assembly can include a nozzle extension, and the nozzle extension can be configured to rotate relative to the shroud to provide different dispensing patterns out of the nozzle. In another example a first nozzle can be configured to provide one or more dispensing modes, and a second nozzle can be configured to provide a different dispensing mode than the first nozzle. Methods of dispensing fluids and methods of assembling fluid dispensers are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Ronald H. Spang, Matthew T. McDonnell, David H. Leifheit, Cory J. Nelson, Matthew N. Thurin, Philip M. Anthony, III, Aaron B. Eiger, Evan P. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20150028062
    Abstract: An automatic discharge device includes a housing having a recess for receipt of a container. Further, a first compartment for receipt of a first battery and a second compartment for receipt of a second battery are provided. An actuator is disposed above the recess and the first compartment and the second compartment are disposed on opposing sides of the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: M. Scott Carpenter, Paul E. Furner, Thomas P. Gasper, Chris A. Kubicek, Leon M. Lemon, Brent D. Madsen, Kenneth W. Michaels, Cory J. Nelson, Michael E. Short, Gene Sipinski, Nathan R. Westphal
  • Patent number: 8887954
    Abstract: An automatic discharge device includes a housing retaining two containers therein. An actuator arm is attached to the housing and movable between first and second positions. A drive unit is provided for automatically moving the actuator arm into one of the first and second positions in response to a signal from at least one of a timer, a sensor, and a manual switch. The movement of the actuator arm actuates a valve stem of one of the two containers in one of the first and second positions. The actuator arm is adapted to spray fluid disposed in an interior of the two containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: M. Scott Carpenter, Paul E. Furner, Thomas P. Gasper, Chris A. Kubicek, Leon M. Lemon, Brent D. Madsen, Kenneth W. Michaels, Cory J. Nelson, Michael E. Short, Gene Sipinski, Nathan R. Westphal
  • Patent number: 8820665
    Abstract: A nozzle is provided for dispensing a liquid from a container in a desirable, nearly rectangular spray pattern. The nozzle includes an actuator having an inlet end adapted to receive liquid from the container and an outlet end, the actuator outlet end defining an outlet chamber. An insert is coupled to the actuator outlet end and defines an insert passage in fluid communication with the outlet chamber. The insert includes at least a first convex shoulder disposed downstream of the outlet chamber, and a nozzle outlet disposed downstream of the first convex shoulder. The convex shoulder may have a radius of curvature and side walls may be provided at an angle of convergence. The radius of curvature and the angle of convergence may be provided within certain ranges to obtain the desired spray pattern at the desired flow rate using typical aerosol can pressures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Cory J. Nelson, Nitin Sharma, Padma Prabodh Varanasi
  • Patent number: D712506
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas A. Soller, William J. Rice, Cory J. Nelson, Michael E. Klinkhammer