Patents by Inventor Gregory Lalier

Gregory Lalier 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: 20220242621
    Abstract: An improved snap-on/twist off closure which is very durable. The invention is also directed to a package comprising the closure, e.g., a bottle in combination with the closure. The closure includes an upper wall defining an opening and a cylindrical snap on pipe depending from the upper wall. The pipe includes threads designed to mate with external threads on a neck of the bottle. The threads on the pipe and threads on the neck of the bottle pass over each other when the closure is snapped onto the bottle during manufacture. The pipe includes a resistance recess and a guidance recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Slavica CESARE, Gregory LALIER
  • Patent number: 11383897
    Abstract: A pivotable disc closure actuator, a closure including the actuator and the closure combined with a bottle or other container. The actuator includes a closing surface which includes a product dispensing opening at a front thereof, at least two pivots on the closing surface, an extension panel extending from a peripheral wall of the closing surface and having a locking and an unlocking position, the pivots being intermediate the product opening and the extension panel, and the extension panel having a latch member extending inwardly toward the closing surface when the extension panel is in the locked position. The closure may include a closure base which may in turn include a cutout or opening in its outer wall. In its locked position the extension panel may rest on a surface of the cut out or outer wall to prevent the actuator from rotating from its closed position to an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Lalier
  • Patent number: 11312543
    Abstract: A snap-on/twist off closure (22), a package comprising the closure, e.g., a bottle in combination with the closure is disclosed. The closure includes an upper wall defining an opening and a cylindrical snap on pipe (30) depending from the upper wall. The pipe includes threads designed to mate with external threads on a neck of the bottle. The threads on the pipe and threads on the neck of the bottle pass over each other when the closure is snapped onto the bottle during manufacture. The pipe includes a resistance recess (42) and a guidance recess (70). A bottom rim of the pipe, the resistance recess and the guidance recess are in contact with a forcing element (50) on a shoulder of the bottle and guide the closure into positions permitting unscrewing of the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Slavica Cesare, Gregory Lalier
  • Publication number: 20220112006
    Abstract: A closure (10) of the flip-top type, and a closure combined with a bottle or other container The closure comprises a cap base (12) which can be releasably fastened to a package (74), the cap base including an opening. A closing flap (16) is movably attached to the cap base and is suitable, when it is in a closed position, for preventing egress of a liquid from the package through the pot cap base opening. The closing flap has a locking flap extending therefrom, and movably attached to the closing flap. A locking flap fastener (70) is provided for releasably securing the locking flap to the cap base or to the package to prevent inadvertent opening of the closure during transport and use by the consumer. The locking flap (38) may be tucked within the closing flap during normal use and used to lock the closing flap during transport. The locking flap may be disposed in a recess (20) in the cap base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventor: Gregory LALIER
  • Publication number: 20220097929
    Abstract: A closure (10), especially useful for e-commerce. The closure comprises a lid (16) and a cap base (12) which can be releasably fastened to a container, the cap base including an opening (24). The lid has a depending plug (26) extending therefrom which is received within the opening in the cap base when the lid is in the closed position. The opening is formed within a cylindrical opening wall (88). When the lid is in its open position, extending outwardly from the depending plug at its end distal from the lid are one or more barb flaps (82). As the lid is moved to its closed position with the depending plug within the cylindrical opening wall, the barbs are pushed up against the walls of the plug and are received within a recess in the cylindric opening wall. Within the recess, the bar flaps abut an upper wall of the recess (40) such that extra force is required to open the lid, e.g., during shipping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventor: Gregory LALIER
  • Publication number: 20210316170
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a reusable face mask that may be fitted with filter material from the inside, outside or both inside and outside of the mask. Any filter material can be used and easily replaced in the face mask which is washable and environmentally sustainable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Brett Christopher DOMOY, Gregory LALIER
  • Publication number: 20200361665
    Abstract: An improved snap-on/twist off closure which is very durable. The invention is also directed to a package comprising the closure, e.g., a bottle in combination with the closure. The closure includes an upper wall defining an opening and a cylindrical snap on pipe depending from the upper wall. The pipe includes threads designed to mate with external threads on a neck of the bottle. The threads on the pipe and threads on the neck of the bottle pass over each other when the closure is snapped onto the bottle during manufacture. The pipe includes a resistance recess and a guidance recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Slavica CESARE, Gregory Lalier
  • Publication number: 20200331664
    Abstract: A pivotable disc closure actuator (10), a closure including the actuator and the closure combined with a bottle or other container. The actuator includes a closing surface (12) comprising a product dispensing opening at a front thereof, at least two pivots (18) on the closing surface, an extension panel (22) extending from a peripheral wall of the closing surface and having a locking and an unlocking position, the pivots being intermediate the product opening and the extension panel, and the extension panel having a latch member (24) extending inwardly toward the closing surface when the extension panel is in the locked position. The closure includes a closure base (32) which may in turn include a cutout or opening (40) in its outer wall. In its locked position the extension panel may rest on a surface of the cut out or outer wall to prevent the actuator from rotating from its closed position to an open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventor: Gregory LALIER
  • Patent number: 10730669
    Abstract: An improved snap-on/twist off closure which is very durable. The invention is also directed to a package comprising the closure, e.g., a bottle in combination with the closure. The closure includes an upper wall defining an opening and a cylindrical snap on pipe depending from the upper wall. The pipe includes threads designed to mate with external threads on a neck of the bottle. The threads on the pipe and threads on the neck of the bottle pass over each other when the closure is snapped onto the bottle during manufacture. The pipe includes a resistance recess and a guidance recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Slavica Cesare, Gregory Lalier
  • Publication number: 20200023391
    Abstract: A discrete product refill container and a rigid outer shell container. The refill container includes a product chamber and a fitment secured thereto. The fitment includes a ledge which is suitable for resting on a ledge of the rigid outer shell container while permitting the product chamber to pass into the shell interiorly to the ledge. It may also include a rim for grasping by transfer equipment. The fitment includes a destructive cover, i.e., one which cannot readily be re-closed, so that the consumer can easily make the product within the refill available for pumping, as desired. The rigid outer shell container can be snap fit closed. The refill bottle may be a pouch or a thin walled bottle, with a fitment. The fitment may serve to support the bottle in an inverted position for display or storage. The refill bottle may also include an integral ledge for support in the rigid outer shell container, instead of a discrete fitment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Slavica CESARE, Lauren Alicia UGLIUZZA, Graham Keith LACY, Jonathan Edward MASON, Gregory LALIER
  • Publication number: 20190023458
    Abstract: A snap-on/twist off closure (22), a package comprising the closure, e.g., a bottle in combination with the closure is disclosed. The closure includes an upper wall defining an opening and a cylindrical snap on pipe (30) depending from the upper wall. The pipe includes threads designed to mate with external threads on a neck of the bottle. The threads on the pipe and threads on the neck of the bottle pass over each other when the closure is snapped onto the bottle during manufacture. The pipe includes a resistance recess (42) and a guidance recess (70).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Slavica CESARE, Gregory LALIER
  • Publication number: 20170297780
    Abstract: An improved snap-on/twist off closure which is very durable. The invention is also directed to a package comprising the closure, e.g., a bottle in combination with the closure. The closure includes an upper wall defining an opening and a cylindrical snap on pipe depending from the upper wall. The pipe includes threads designed to mate with external threads on a neck of the bottle. The threads on the pipe and threads on the neck of the bottle pass over each other when the closure is snapped onto the bottle during manufacture. The pipe includes a resistance recess and a guidance recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Slavica CESARE, Gregory LALIER
  • Publication number: 20060124811
    Abstract: Universal mounting products and systems are provided that may be advantageously mounted with respect to an item and, once mounted to such item, may be used to position the item in a desirable manner for subsequent use and/or access. The present systems advantageously include complementary mounting structures that are configured and dimensioned to interact therewith in positioning the item for subsequent use and/or access. In exemplary embodiments, the mounting system includes a hook member that is generally designed to interact with a mounting track that may be adhered to a desired structure, e.g., a wall, cabinet, door or the like. An auxiliary attachment hook may be provided which cooperates with the hook member. The hook member may define a substantially planar region to which may be adhered an adhesive member. The adhesive member may be secured to a container, vessel, box or other structure, which may then be mounted with respect to a mounting track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Gil Tatarsky, Gregory Lalier, Mark Primavera
  • Publication number: 20050156097
    Abstract: Universal mounting products and systems are provided that may be advantageously mounted with respect to an item, e.g., a package, container and/or product, and once mounted to such item, may be used to position the item in a desirable manner for subsequent use and/or access. The present systems advantageously include complementary mounting structures that are configured and dimensioned to interact therewith in positioning the item for subsequent use and/or access. In exemplary embodiments, the mounting system includes a hook member, an adhesive mounting member and an extension hook. The hook member is generally designed to interact with a mounting track that may be adhered to a desired structure, e.g., a wall, cabinet, door or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Publication date: July 21, 2005
    Inventors: Gil Tatarsky, Arthur Greene, Steven Virkus, Dennis Durvett, Timothy Virkus, Mark Primavera, Gregory Lalier
  • Patent number: 6447150
    Abstract: A support pole for raising and lowering a supported object between a lower position and an elevated position is disclosed. The support pole includes an elongate pole having a top, a bottom, and a channel extending at least partly between the top and bottom. A threaded rod is rotationally mounted within the channel, and is connected to a detachable coupling for engaging a drive tool to rotationally drive the threaded rod. A carriage engages the threaded rod, such that rotation of the rod imparts translational movement upon the carriage through the channel. The carriage includes a mounting bracket for attachment of the supported object thereto. A cable connecting the supported object and an external device or power source has a detachable coupling, and is carried along a pulley at the top of the elongate pole when the carriage is raised and lowered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Videolarm, Inc.
    Inventors: Chung-Hua Jen, Peter G. Schneider, Kevin Seitz, Raymond V. Pagano, Gregory Lalier, Robert N. Nelson, James L. Pfaffenberger, II
  • Patent number: D555895
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Lalier, Mary Margaret Sheridan
  • Patent number: D822499
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Lalier, Slavica Cesare, Lauren Alicia Shute
  • Patent number: D824779
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: 800 Sylvan Avenue
    Inventors: Gregory Lalier, Slavica Cesare, Lauren Alicia Shute, Timothy Hope Jebb
  • Patent number: D826720
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Slavica Cesare, Gregory Lalier, Timothy Hope Jebb
  • Patent number: D830840
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Slavica Cesare, Gregory Lalier, Timothy Hope Jebb