Patents by Inventor Guy Richard Thompson

Guy Richard Thompson 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: 10427859
    Abstract: A dispenser (1) suitable for delivery of a cream, gel or soft solid composition comprising: (vi) a convex applicator surface (6) at an upper end; (vii) a replaceable cartridge (12) containing a composition to be dispensed; (viii) a passageway between the cartridge and the applicator surface; (ix) a drive mechanism for forcing the composition from the cartridge through the passageway and onto the applicator surface; and (x) an outer body (3) containing features (ii) to (iv); the drive mechanism comprising a dial unit (4) and a plunger (47), rotation of the dial unit (4) in a first direction advancing the plunger (47) axially upwards, the plunger (47) acting upon a piston seal (8) at the base of the replaceable cartridge (12), thereby forcing the contained composition upwards and outwards through the passageway and onto the applicator surface (6); rotation of the dial unit (4) in a second direction, counter to the first, rotationally re-setting the dial unit (4) relative to the plunger (47) in readiness for a f
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Lewis Bilton, Christopher John Jones, Rebecca Anne Nelson, Benjamin George Oglesby, Guy Richard Thompson, Iain Andrew Weddell
  • Patent number: 10194730
    Abstract: An antiperspirant composition and a dispenser therefor, the composition being a gel, cream or soft solid of viscosity from 3000 mPa·s to 5200 mPa·s at a shear rate of 16/s comprising a non-pore blocking inhibitor of perspiration and the dispenser comprising a dome-shaped applicator surface of radius of curvature decreasing from a maximum of from 25 to 60 mm at its top/center to a value of from 75 to 95% of its maximum value at a distance of 1 cm from its top/center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Lewis Bilton, Christopher John Jones, Rebecca Anne Nelson, Benjamin George Oglesby, Guy Richard Thompson, Iain Andrew Weddell
  • Publication number: 20170247170
    Abstract: A dispenser (1) suitable for delivery of a cream, gel or soft solid composition comprising: (vi) a convex applicator surface (6) at an upper end; (vii) a replaceable cartridge (12) containing a composition to be dispensed; (viii) a passageway between the cartridge and the applicator surface; (ix) a drive mechanism for forcing the composition from the cartridge through the passageway and onto the applicator surface; and (x) an outer body (3) containing features (ii) to (iv); the drive mechanism comprising a dial unit (4) and a plunger (47), rotation of the dial unit (4) in a first direction advancing the plunger (47) axially upwards, the plunger (47) acting upon a piston seal (8) at the base of the replaceable cartridge (12), thereby forcing the contained composition upwards and outwards through the passageway and onto the applicator surface (6); rotation of the dial unit (4) in a second direction, counter to the first, rotationally re-setting the dial unit (4) relative to the plunger (47) in readiness for a f
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Simon Lewis BILTON, Christopher John JONES, Rebecca Anne NELSON, Benjamin George OGLESBY, Guy Richard THOMPSON, Iain Andrew WEDDELL
  • Publication number: 20170245623
    Abstract: An antiperspirant composition and a dispenser therefor, the composition being a gel, cream or soft solid of viscosity from 3000 mPa·s to 5200 mPa·s at a shear rate of 16/s comprising a non-pore blocking inhibitor of perspiration and the dispenser comprising a dome-shaped applicator surface of radius of curvature decreasing from a maximum of from 25 to 60 mm at its top/centre to a value of from 75 to 95% of its maximum value at a distance of 1 cm from its top/centre.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Simon Lewis BILTON, Christopher John JONES, Rebecca Anne NELSON, Benjamin George OGLESBY, Guy Richard THOMPSON, Iain Andrew WEDDELL
  • Publication number: 20170211265
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a spraying device for spraying an enclosure with a liquid cleanser. The device comprises a metering system communicating with a reservoir and a spray head containing a vibrating mesh spray actuator. The metering system comprises a metering chamber, a weir member and a conduit means. The device is rotatable between a first recharging orientation and a second dispensing orientation. The conduit means comprises an element selected from a check valve and a channel. In particular, the invention relates to a spraying device which is suited for automatically cleaning a toilet bowl. The invention also relates to a cartridge configured to be received by the spraying device. Furthermore the invention relates to a method for spraying an enclosure comprising a rotatable lid with a liquid cleanser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Federico Pasquini, Davide Pietrasanta, Guy Richard Thompson
  • Publication number: 20140250576
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a spraying device for spraying an enclosure with a liquid cleanser. The device comprises a metering system communicating with a reservoir and a spray head containing a vibrating mesh spray actuator. The metering system comprises a metering chamber, a weir member and a conduit means. The device is rotatable between a first recharging orientation and a second dispensing orientation. The conduit means comprises an element selected from a check valve and a channel. In particular, the invention relates to a spraying device which is suited for automatically cleaning a toilet bowl. The invention also relates to a cartridge configured to be received by the spraying device. Furthermore the invention relates to a method for spraying an enclosure comprising a rotatable lid with a liquid cleanser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Federico PASQUINI, Davide PIETRASANTA, Guy Richard THOMPSON
  • Patent number: 7191959
    Abstract: A domestic spray device comprising a liquid reservoir (1), a continuous feed gas pump (3) with a control means (5) for activation thereof, and a means of transferring liquid (2) from the liquid reservoir (1) to a nozzle unit (12), the nozzle unit (12) comprising a means of forming a film of liquid, a means of injecting bubbles of gas into said film of liquid, said gas being forced into the nozzle unit (12) by the continuous feed gas pump (3), and a section of hardware defining an exit orifice (19) for the spray generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Unilever Home & Personal Care USA division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Susan Michelle Kutay, Guy Richard Thompson
  • Publication number: 20030029889
    Abstract: A package based upon an air pump system is provided for dispensing a cosmetic composition. In one aspect, the package provides enhanced delivery of the composition without affecting the stability of the composition. The pump system includes a bulb system and a balloon element in fluid communication therewith. Compression of the bulb system transmits air from the bulb system into the balloon to inflate the balloon, applying pressure to the composition to extrude it through an exit orifice in the container. When the bulb system is decompressed, some air returns from the balloon to the bulb system, thereby releasing pressure on the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Applicant: Unilever Home & Personal Care USA, Division of CONOPCO, INC.
    Inventors: Guy Richard Thompson, Thomas F. Wiegner
  • Patent number: D662578
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Conopco Inc.
    Inventors: Pär Robert Blanking, Benjamin Nathan Diamant, Richard Nicholas Parker, James Edward Roe, Guy Richard Thompson
  • Patent number: D662579
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Conopco Inc.
    Inventors: Pär Robert Blanking, Benjamin Nathan Diamant, Richard Nicholas Parker, James Edward Roe, Guy Richard Thompson
  • Patent number: D662580
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Conopco Inc.
    Inventors: Pär Robert Blanking, Benjamin Nathan Diamant, Richard Nicholas Parker, James Edward Roe, Guy Richard Thompson