Patents by Inventor Douglas Dayton

Douglas Dayton 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: 8708433
    Abstract: A storage system includes a shell having a plurality of walls and a plurality of rails. The plurality of walls are coupled to one another to form a storage chamber therebetween and to define a plurality of intersection edges. Each of the plurality of intersection edges is formed at a corresponding boundary of two adjacent ones of the plurality of walls. The plurality of rails each extend outwardly from a corresponding one of the plurality of intersection edges with an angled orientation relative to each of the two adjacent ones of the plurality of walls. A cross-sectional thickness of each of the plurality of rails increases as each of the plurality of rails extends away from one of the plurality of intersection edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Dirk Ahlgrim, Douglas Dayton, Angie Kim, Monica Kuznik, Samuel Palmer, David Weissburg, Gretchen Wustrack
  • Patent number: 8418874
    Abstract: A storage assembly includes a bin having side panels, a bottom, a rim, a first reception slot and a second reception slot. The side panels and the bottom define a cavity therebetween. The rim extends from the side panels around a perimeter of an opening to the cavity and in a direction substantially parallel to the bottom. The first reception slot extends from the rim into a first one of the side panels, and the second reception slot extends from the rim into a second one of the side panels. The first one of the side panels is positioned opposite the second one of the side panels. Each of the first and second reception slots is configured to selectively receive a different portion of a divider, which divides the cavity into two or more compartments. Related storage and organization systems, accessories and methods are also disclosed and provide additional advantages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Dirk Ahlgrim, Douglas Dayton, Monica Kuznik, Samuel Palmer, Gretchen Wustrack
  • Publication number: 20110074255
    Abstract: A storage assembly includes a bin having side panels, a bottom, a rim, a first reception slot and a second reception slot. The side panels and the bottom define a cavity therebetween. The rim extends from the side panels around a perimeter of an opening to the cavity and in a direction substantially parallel to the bottom. The first reception slot extends from the rim into a first one of the side panels, and the second reception slot extends from the rim into a second one of the side panels. The first one of the side panels is positioned opposite the second one of the side panels. Each of the first and second reception slots is configured to selectively receive a different portion of a divider, which divides the cavity into two or more compartments. Related storage and organization systems, accessories and methods are also disclosed and provide additional advantages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Dirk AHLGRIM, Douglas DAYTON, Monica KUZNIK, Samuel PALMER, Gretchen WUSTRACK
  • Patent number: 7866769
    Abstract: A storage system includes a shell having a plurality of walls and a plurality of rails. The plurality of walls are coupled to one another to form a storage chamber therebetween and to define a plurality of intersection edges. Each of the plurality of intersection edges is formed at a corresponding boundary of two adjacent ones of the plurality of walls. The plurality of rails each extend outwardly from a corresponding one of the plurality of intersection edges with an angled orientation relative to each of the two adjacent ones of the plurality of walls. A cross-sectional thickness of each of the plurality of rails increases as each of the plurality of rails extends away from one of the plurality of intersection edges. Related storage and organization systems, pillows, accessories and methods are also disclosed and provide additional advantages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Dirk Ahlgrim, Douglas Dayton, Angie Kim, Monica Kuznik, Samuel Palmer, David Weissburg, Gretchen Wustrack
  • Publication number: 20080104780
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention, a method of a gutter cleaning system comprises providing a housing configured to fit into a gutter, disposing at least one impeller at an end of the housing, driving the impeller with an impeller drive facility, the impeller drive facility being disposed within the housing, and attaching the housing to a placement facility for guiding the housing along the gutter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventors: Douglas Dayton, Sung Park, Mark Florence
  • Publication number: 20080105507
    Abstract: A wheeled transport device includes a body having a compartment configured to contain goods. Wheels are rotatably attached to a lower portion of the body, and a handle is attached to an upper portion of the body. The handle is configured to retract within a cavity defined by the body. An electronic device is mounted to the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Applicant: UMAGINATION LABS, L.P.
    Inventors: Douglas Dayton, Dave Duncanson, Sung Park
  • Publication number: 20080105445
    Abstract: A modular landscaper uses oversized wheels to generate torque for turning one or more of several interchangeable modular landscape maintenance attachments. The landscaper provides a handle configured in relationship to the landscaper frame to allow an adult to normally walk behind the landscaper while applying a forward force by pushing on the handle that results in the wheels of the landscaper rolling along a landscape maintenance surface and generating torque that is transferred through a drive train to the one or more attached landscaping maintenance attachments. A drive train uses the rotational energy of the wheels to increase the operator pushing force to operate the maintenance attachment. Interchangeable attachments facilitate using the landscaper for a wide variety of landscaping maintenance tasks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventors: Douglas Dayton, Sung Park
  • Publication number: 20080098553
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention, a gutter-cleaning device comprises a housing containing an impeller drive facility, the housing configured to fit into a gutter, an impeller, disposed at an end of the housing and driven by the impeller drive facility, and a transport facility for transporting the housing along the gutter
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2007
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Inventors: Douglas Dayton, Sung Park
  • Publication number: 20080086887
    Abstract: A modular hair grooming tool comprising a razor assembly coupled to a first end of the hand-piece such that the razor assembly is removable, and a nose/ear hair trimmer coupled to the first end of the hand-piece. The nose/ear hair trimmer is configured to couple with the razor assembly to nest within the razor assembly while the razor assembly is coupled to the first end of the hand-piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventors: Sung Park, Douglas Dayton
  • Publication number: 20080086842
    Abstract: An adapter for a door knob is provided comprising a lever handle including a base plate and a handle portion, a clamp, and a tightening band. The clamp is disposed along or attached to the base plate and is constructed and arranged to engage with at least a portion of a door knob or at least a portion of a supporting shaft, stalk or rotation axis of a door knob such that the lever handle extends transversely to the axis of the clamp. The clamp includes at least a portion of an inner surface adapted to frictionally engage to the portion of the door knob or supporting shaft, stalk or rotation axis. The tightening band is attached to the lever handle and is adapted to be tightened or otherwise adjusted around at least a portion of the supporting shaft, stalk or rotation axis, or around at least a portion of a door knob, by a tightening mechanism to help to achieve a non-slip fit and attachment of the lever handle to the supporting shaft, stalk or rotation axis or to the door knob.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventors: Douglas Dayton, Timothy Moulton, Sung Park
  • Publication number: 20080074013
    Abstract: A storage system includes a shell having a plurality of walls and a plurality of rails. The plurality of walls are coupled to one another to form a storage chamber therebetween and to define a plurality of intersection edges. Each of the plurality of intersection edges is formed at a corresponding boundary of two adjacent ones of the plurality of walls. The plurality of rails each extend outwardly from a corresponding one of the plurality of intersection edges with an angled orientation relative to each of the two adjacent ones of the plurality of walls. A cross-sectional thickness of each of the plurality of rails increases as each of the plurality of rails extends away from one of the plurality of intersection edges. Related storage and organization systems, pillows, accessories and methods are also disclosed and provide additional advantages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Dirk Ahlgrim, Douglas Dayton, Angie Kim, Monica Kuznik, Samuel Palmer, David Weissburg, Gretchen Wustrack
  • Publication number: 20080019618
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for waste disposal. A waste disposal bag may comprise a bag configured to receive waste; a frame attached to the bag at an opening configured to close the bag in a single-handed operation when opposing sides of the frame are brought into contact with one another; and a sealing facility disposed on the frame for providing a seal of the bag when opposing sides of the frame are brought into contact with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: Douglas Dayton, Sung Park, Mark Florence, Ibrahim Hallaj, Craig Sampson, Dave Duncanson, Tim Proulx
  • Publication number: 20070270221
    Abstract: An oral care gaming system and methods are provided for promoting and rewarding proper oral care techniques and behaviors and for controlling an electronic and/or video game. The system and methods enable a user to play an electronic and/or video game while performing certain oral care activities. The efficacy of a user's oral care techniques enables the user to improve their game play and to achieve the goals of the game. The system includes an oral care tool configured as a game enabler/controller and a base unit configured as an electronic gaming apparatus. Using the oral care tool, a user performs oral care and interacts with an electronic and/or video game the base unit implements and runs. The base unit includes a video display that displays video outputs of an electronic and/or video game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Inventors: Sung Park, Douglas Dayton
  • Publication number: 20070017765
    Abstract: A luggage device including a frame and at least one container releasably secured to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Inventors: Jason Robinson, Douglas Dayton, David Duncanson
  • Publication number: 20070007751
    Abstract: A wheeled transport device includes a body having a compartment configured to contain goods. Wheels are rotatably attached to a lower portion of the body, and a handle is attached to an upper portion of the body. The handle is configured to retract within a cavity defined by the body. An electronic device is mounted to the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Inventors: Douglas Dayton, Dave Duncanson, Sung Park
  • Publication number: 20070007737
    Abstract: A wheeled luggage device includes a main body defining a compartment therein for containing goods to be transported. At least one wheel is disposed at a lower end of the body when the transport device is in an operative, inclined position. A fluid displacement system is configured to extend the wheel away from the body and/or to provide the wheel with a level of suspension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Inventor: Douglas Dayton
  • Publication number: 20060038366
    Abstract: A wheeled transport device, such as luggage, a trash can, a garden cart or other hand cart configured to be manually wheeled in an inclined position by a pedestrian user, includes a collapsible handle at one end and wheels at the other end. The wheels are independently connected to the device by respective suspensions that exhibit a compliance, in response to forces applied to their respective wheels by the surface in a direction opposing wheel motion, selected to sufficiently alter suspension geometry to temporarily change an attitude, such as toe, camber or caster, of their respective wheels to counter a tendency of the device to overturn in response to the applied forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Publication date: February 23, 2006
    Inventors: Douglas Dayton, Florian Altmann
  • Publication number: 20060037824
    Abstract: A flexible and modular system of internal partitioning of a piece of luggage that permits the user to allocate appropriate space to the various contents or to accommodate the particular nature of the contents, such as waterproof containment of wet items, and that is interchangeably modular so that the user can vary the partitioning depending upon the nature of the trip for which he/she is packing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Publication date: February 23, 2006
    Inventors: Sung Park, David Duncanson, Jason Robinson, Douglas Dayton, Gerd Schmieta, William Stewart, Florian Altmann
  • Publication number: 20060037825
    Abstract: A deployable gimbal-suspended beverage cup holder that is a fixed or removable accessory to a piece of wheeled luggage or other wheeled human-pulled transport device that permits hands-free maintenance of a beverage, keeping the cup normal to the ground plane while moving the luggage or transport device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Publication date: February 23, 2006
    Inventors: Douglas Dayton, David Duncanson, Sung Park