Patents by Inventor Daniel S. Pica

Daniel S. Pica 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: 8959699
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a mop include a user-manipulatable control operable by a user to generate attachment of a mop pad to a mop head and/or release of the mop pad from the mop head. The user-manipulatable control can be located on a handle of the mop in some embodiments, and on the mop head in other embodiments. Also, an actuator coupled to the user-manipulatable control can be used to move one or more grips, magnet-carrying elements, slides, wings, or clamping members to releasably secure the mop pad to the mop head, or to selectively magnetize one or more magnets for release and/or attachment of the mop pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew M. Bober, Eric R. Evenson, Daniel S. Pica, Joseph C. Fields, Axel Schmitz, Alfred Widmer, Alexandra M. Berger, Nick Angel, Daniel Meier
  • Publication number: 20130340187
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a mop include a user-manipulatable control operable by a user to generate attachment of a mop pad to a mop head and/or release of the mop pad from the mop head. The user-manipulatable control can be located on a handle of the mop in some embodiments, and on the mop head in other embodiments. Also, an actuator coupled to the user-manipulatable control can be used to move one or more grips, magnet-carrying elements, slides, wings, or clamping members to releasably secure the mop pad to the mop head, or to selectively magnetize one or more magnets for release and/or attachment of the mop pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Andrew M. Bober, Eric R. Evenson, Daniel S. Pica, Joseph C. Fields, Axel Schmitz, Alfred Widmer, Alexandra M. Berger, Nick Angel, Daniel Meier
  • Patent number: 8464391
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a mop include a user-manipulatable control operable by a user to generate attachment of a mop pad to a mop head and/or release of the mop pad from the mop head. The user-manipulatable control can be located on a handle of the mop in some embodiments, and on the mop head in other embodiments. Also, an actuator coupled to the user-manipulatable control can be used to move one or more grips, magnet-carrying elements, slides, wings, or clamping members to releasably secure the mop pad to the mop head, or to selectively magnetize one or more magnets for release and/or attachment of the mop pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew M. Bober, Eric R. Evenson, Daniel S. Pica, Joseph C. Fields, Axel Schmitz, Alfred D. Widmer, Alexandra M. Berger, Nick Angel, Daniel Meier
  • Publication number: 20110023251
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a mop include a user-manipulatable control operable by a user to generate attachment of a mop pad to a mop head and/or release of the mop pad from the mop head. The user-manipulatable control can be located on a handle of the mop in some embodiments, and on the mop head in other embodiments. Also, an actuator coupled to the user-manipulatable control can be used to move one or more grips, magnet-carrying elements, slides, wings, or clamping members to releasably secure the mop pad to the mop head, or to selectively magnetize one or more magnets for release and/or attachment of the mop pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: JOHNSONDIVERSEY, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew M. Bober, Eric R. Evenson, Daniel S. Pica, Joseph C. Fields, Axel Schmitz, Alfred D. Widmer, Alexandra M. Berger, Nick Angel, Daniel Meier