Patents by Inventor Dave Sapp

Dave Sapp 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: 20190039399
    Abstract: Various themed gift card and gift card holder combinations are disclosed. Some embodiments are contained inside a box along with novelty gift items that are themed or otherwise related to the type of gift card contained therein. Other embodiments contain various three-dimensional pop-up structures and other paper engineered constructs that are shaped, decorated and otherwise themed to match an accompanying gift card. And in yet other embodiments, the gift card holders are directed to specific holidays or special occasions with appropriate gift cards included. Each embodiment may include electronic features, such as audio and light. The packaging of gift card and gift card holder combinations is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: David Mayer, Gary Nelson, Charles Robert Kelly, Lynne Shlonsky, Terry Flores, Dave Sapp, Madeline Simon
  • Patent number: 9987871
    Abstract: A greeting card having a gift card holder attached thereto with motor module which is operative to cause movement to the gift card holder. The greeting card may additionally contain a mobile object attached to the gift card holder which moves out of synch with the gift card holder. The gift card holder may contain a first portion and a second portion which separate to reveal a gift card therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Seth Larson, Dave Sapp, Nicole Forrester
  • Patent number: 9796203
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to various embodiments of a greeting card having at least one motor attached to a mechanism which causes movement to a mobile object and one or more attachments suspended from the mobile object. The mobile object may be a circular disc, a string or a swing structure. Each mobile object contains one or more attachments either attached directly thereto or suspended therefrom via a string or line. The motor may effect various movements in the mobile object such as circular motion, back-and-forth motion or bouncing or vibrating motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Lynne Shlonsky, Dave Sapp
  • Patent number: 9669645
    Abstract: A greeting card which includes a greeting card body and a flying disc removably attached thereto. A sound module and motion sensor are contained within the flying disc. The sound module contains one or more audio clips contained thereon and is operative to replay the one or more audio clips through a speaker. The motion sensor triggers the audio playback upon the flying disc being tossed or thrown through the air by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: David Mayer, Dave Sapp
  • Publication number: 20170066276
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to various embodiments of a greeting card having at least one motor attached to a mechanism which causes movement to a mobile object and one or more attachments suspended from the mobile object. The mobile object may be a circular disc, a string or a swing structure. Each mobile object contains one or more attachments either attached directly thereto or suspended therefrom via a string or line. The motor may effect various movements in the mobile object such as circular motion, back-and-forth motion or bouncing or vibrating motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Lynne Shlonsky, Dave Sapp
  • Publication number: 20160114613
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to various embodiments of a greeting card having at least one motor attached to a mechanism which causes movement to a mobile object and one or more attachments suspended from the mobile object. The mobile object may be a circular disc, a string or a swing structure. Each mobile object contains one or more attachments either attached directly thereto or suspended therefrom via a string or line. The motor may effect various movements in the mobile object such as circular motion, back-and-forth motion or bouncing or vibrating motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Sharon Bogdanski, John Talbot, Lynne Shlonsky, Dave Sapp, Charlotte Mao, Allison Marsh, Nicole Forrester
  • Patent number: 8973291
    Abstract: A greeting card which contains a foam body covered by a front and rear surface material and one or more cavities contained therein for accommodating components of a sound and motor module. The greeting card contains a mobile object, which in a preferred embodiment includes a bundle of individual fiber strands. The bundle of fiber strands are attached to the motor module such that activation of the motor module cause the bundle of fiber strands to separate and spin or twirl. The bundle of fibers strands are attached to the motor through an opening in an upper perimeter surface of the foam body. The bundle of fibers together with the printed front and back surface material combine to resemble a character having a tuft of hair which spins upon activation of the motor module. The greeting card also contains a sound module which plays back audio upon activation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: David Mayer, Carol Miller, Dave Sapp, Lynne Shlonsky
  • Publication number: 20140360064
    Abstract: A greeting card which contains a foam body covered by a front and rear surface material and one or more cavities contained therein for accommodating components of a sound and motor module. The greeting card contains a mobile object, which in a preferred embodiment includes a bundle of individual fiber strands. The bundle of fiber strands are attached to the motor module such that activation of the motor module cause the bundle of fiber strands to separate and spin or twirl. The bundle of fibers strands are attached to the motor through an opening in an upper perimeter surface of the foam body. The bundle of fibers together with the printed front and back surface material combine to resemble a character having a tuft of hair which spins upon activation of the motor module. The greeting card also contains a sound module which plays back audio upon activation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: David Mayer, Carol Miller, Dave Sapp, Lynne Shlonsky
  • Patent number: 8272154
    Abstract: A flip book greeting card having an outside cover containing text and artwork and an inside panel containing a flip book. The flip book is made up of one piece of material that is folded accordion-style to create several smaller folds, each fold containing a series of still frame pictures or drawings, each successive fold containing the same picture or drawing with incremental movements. The flip book is connected to the greeting card in such away that when a user pulls the free edge of the flip book, the flip book is set in motion, creating the illusion of a picture in motion. The user may then push the free edge back to its original location, while the flip book is set in reverse motion, creating the illusion of rewinding the movement of the picture. The picture or drawing used in the flip book may be coordinated with the occasion, theme and/or décor of the greeting card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Dave Sapp, David Mayer, Eliza DeVogel, Terry Hughes, Johnny Yanok
  • Publication number: 20110107630
    Abstract: A flip book greeting card having an outside cover containing text and artwork and an inside panel containing a flip book. The flip book is made up of one piece of material that is folded accordion-style to create several smaller folds, each fold containing a series of still frame pictures or drawings, each successive fold containing the same picture or drawing with incremental movements. The flip book is connected to the greeting card in such away that when a user pulls the free edge of the flip book, the flip book is set in motion, creating the illusion of a picture in motion. The user may then push the free edge back to its original location, while the flip book is set in reverse motion, creating the illusion of rewinding the movement of the picture. The picture or drawing used in the flip book may be coordinated with the occasion, theme and/or decor of the greeting card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: Dave Sapp, David Mayer, Eliza DeVogel, Terry Hughes, Johnny Yanok
  • Patent number: D653287
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Anastasia Taylor, Bin Chen, Allison Marsh, Johnathan Talbot, Tiger Qiao, Jerry Guo, Eva Jin, Dave Sapp, Seth Larson
  • Patent number: D657415
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Anastasia Taylor, Bin Chen, Allison Marsh, Johnathan Talbot, Tiger Qiao, Jerry Guo, Eva Jin, Dave Sapp, Seth Larson
  • Patent number: D695340
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Lynne Shlonsky, Dave Sapp, David Mayer
  • Patent number: D752476
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Dave Sapp, David Mayer, Seth Larson, Anthony Begin
  • Patent number: D764582
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Sean Higgins, Dave Sapp, Anthony Begin
  • Patent number: D768236
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventor: Dave Sapp
  • Patent number: D778354
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Lynne Shlonsky, David Mayer, Dave Sapp, Cathy Tasse
  • Patent number: D783717
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: David Mayer, Dave Sapp
  • Patent number: D905655
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: David Mayer, April Nemeth, Gary Nelson, Allison Marsh, Katalina Speck, Dave Sapp, Sheila Coughlin, Charles Robert Kelly
  • Patent number: D917417
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: David Mayer, April Nemeth, Gary Nelson, Allison Marsh, Katalina Speck, Dave Sapp, Sheila Coughlin, Charles Robert Kelly