Patents by Inventor John C. Crawford

John C. Crawford 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: 10348347
    Abstract: An apparatus for monitoring radio frequency (RF) signals is disclosed. The apparatus includes an RF splitter, a set of track-and-hold circuits, a set of analog-to-digital circuits (ADC) and a frequency tracking module. The RF splitter splits a set of incoming RF signals into multiple RF signal paths. Each of the track-and-hold circuits, which is clocked at a different frequency than others, samples the incoming RF signals from a respective one of the RF signal paths. Each of the ADCs receives the sampled data from a respective one of the track-and-hold circuits. Each of the ADCs is also clocked at same frequency as a corresponding one of the track-and-hold circuits. The frequency tracking module determines a frequency of the incoming RF signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Crawford, Christopher N. Peters, Nathaniel J. Conway, Kurt M. Foley, John C. Joseph, Mason Tremblay, Daniel W. Glass
  • Publication number: 20170246651
    Abstract: A system and method for producing a fragrance. The system may include body having a plurality of chambers defined therein. Each chamber may include a fragrance accord. A circuit and a plurality of emitters may be positioned within the body. The emitters may be connected to and controlled by the circuit, and each of the emitters may be positioned adjacent to a corresponding one of the chambers and control ejection of the fragrance accord therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventor: John C. Crawford
  • Patent number: 9656780
    Abstract: A container seal that allows a user to select at least one of two or more different sized openings from which to dispense a liquid product from a container. The container seal includes at least a base layer, and may further include a polymer layer attached to the base layer at one or more locations. The container seal may further include a pull tab. Pulling the pull tab forms an opening within the base layer. Various seal configurations allow one, two, or more different sized openings from which to dispense a liquid product from the container depending, for example, on the user's preferred method of dispensing the liquid product from the container. In one configuration, a pull tab may form one, two, or three or more openings in the container seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventor: John C. Crawford
  • Patent number: 9611077
    Abstract: Provided is a multi-chamber container for dispensing flowable substances, comprising: a body having: a first storage chamber for storing a first flowable substance, a second storage chamber for storing a second flowable substance, a first outlet zone, a second outlet zone, a first inlet that fluidly connects the first storage chamber with the first outlet zone, a second inlet that fluidly connects the second storage chamber with the second outlet zone, a first apparatus configured, on operation thereof to dispense from the first storage chamber via the first inlet into the first outlet zone a first predetermined volume of the first flowable substance, and a second apparatus configured, on operation thereof to dispense from the second storage chamber via the second inlet into the second outlet zone a second predetermined volume of the second flowable substance; and a closure having a first cavity, a second cavity, and a divider isolating the first cavity from the second cavity, wherein the closure is movable r
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Matthew Lee Kolb, John C. Crawford
  • Patent number: 9597698
    Abstract: Provided is a multi-chamber dispenser (1) of flowable substances, comprising: a rigid body (100) disposed around first (113) and second (123) storage chambers for storing respective first and second flowable substances, a first inlet fluidly connecting the first storage chamber (113) with a first outlet (141), a second inlet fluidly connecting the second storage chamber (123) with a second outlet (151), a first user-operable apparatus (140) at an exterior of the container and configured, on movement relative to the rigid body (100), to cause a volume of the first flowable substance to be dispensed from the first storage chamber (113) via the first inlet to the first outlet (141), and a second user-operable apparatus (150) at the exterior of the container and configured, on movement relative to the rigid body (100), to cause a volume of the second flowable substance to be dispensed from the second storage chamber (123) via the second inlet to the second outlet (151).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Kelly Gail Duncan, John C. Crawford, Matthew Lee Kolb
  • Publication number: 20160296003
    Abstract: Disclosed is oral care implement, comprising: a handle connected to a head at an end and an affixion device at the other end via a hinge; the handle is rotatable relative to the affixion device, when the affixion device affixes the oral care implement to a horizontal surface, the hinge stably supports the head at a predetermined position relative to the surface. Another disclosed oral care implement comprises an affixion device connected to the handle via a bi-stable hinge. Further disclosed is an oral care system, comprising: a first device comprising a handle connected to a head at an end; and a second device comprising an affixion device for affixing the second device to a horizontal surface, a connector detachably connectable to the first device, and a hinge connecting the affixion device to the connector. The head in any of the foregoing configurations comprises at least one oral care element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Scott Beckerman, John C. Crawford
  • Patent number: 9433275
    Abstract: A stick product dispensing system is disclosed which prospectively provides an advance or early warning to a user that the product will soon be depleted. In one embodiment, the product dispensing system includes a dispenser (10) having a tubular barrel (20) with an open end (24), a solid stick product (12) disposed in the barrel (20), and a moveable platform (40) disposed in the barrel (20) for supporting and dispensing the product (12) through the open end (24). The platform (40) includes a plurality of spaced apart indicator protrusions (100) extending outwards from the platform (40) forming interstitial spaces holding a reserve amount of product. After repeated uses of the dispenser, the protrusions (100) eventually emerge from the top of the stick product (12) signaling the user that one or a few additional applications remain. This allows the user to purchase another dispenser in advance to avoid running out of product. In one embodiment, the product may be a deodorant/anti-perspirant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: John C. Crawford, Kiat-Cheong Toh, Kenneth Reed
  • Publication number: 20160183739
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dispenser for dispensing a flowable substance, comprising: a base having at least one contact portion lying in a first plane for stably standing the dispenser on a horizontal support surface; a holder movably connected to the base and lying in a second plane parallel to the first plane, the holder being for holding, in an inverted state, a container defining a chamber storing a flowable substance; and a conduit fluidly connecting the chamber with a discharge opening; wherein the holder is movable relative to the base to cause the flowable substance to be pumped from the chamber towards the discharge opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventor: John C. Crawford
  • Patent number: 9375069
    Abstract: A package for a consumer care composition including a container having a base, a solid stick of a consumer care composition supported on the base, an annular sleeve surrounding the solid stick, the annular sleeve being coupled to the base by a coupling mechanism, the coupling mechanism being adapted to control longitudinal movement of the annular sleeve relative to the base between extended and refracted positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: John C. Crawford
  • Publication number: 20160157580
    Abstract: Disclosed is a deodorant dispenser refill cartridge, comprising: a container defining a chamber storing a fluid deodorant composition and having an opening through which the composition is dispensable from the chamber; and a seal sealing the opening. Also disclosed is a deodorant dispenser, comprising: a body having a cavity for receiving a first portion of the refill cartridge; a device within the cavity and extending along at least a portion of an edge region of the cavity for puncturing the seal of the refill cartridge as the first portion of the refill cartridge is received in the cavity of the body; and an applicator for applying the fluid deodorant composition to a user at an exterior of the dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: John C. CRAWFORD, Bruce CUMMINGS
  • Patent number: 9302813
    Abstract: A bottle has a body and an opening at a first end of the bottle. A closure for the opening is movable relative to the body. The bottle, optionally the closure, comprises first and second elements lying in a plane substantially perpendicular to a main axis extending between the first end and an opposite second end of the bottle when the closure is in the closed position, the first and second elements being respective portions of the first end that are furthest along the main axis from the second end. The bottle, optionally the closure, also comprises a recessed portion extending between the first and second elements, the recessed portion being recessed from the plane in a direction along the main axis towards the second end, whereby the first and second elements are separated from each other in the plane by a gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventors: John C. Crawford, Kiat-Cheong Toh, Michael P. Robinson
  • Patent number: 9259751
    Abstract: A container comprising a body portion and a neck portion, the neck portion having a pump dispenser thereon, the pump dispenser comprising a pump mechanism, a dip tube on one end of the pump mechanism, a pump outlet on another end of the pump mechanism, the dip tube extending from the pump mechanism into the body portion, the body portion containing a liquid, and a motion element, the motion element being captive within the dip tube and adapted to be movable within the dip tube under the action of liquid flow through the dip tube, and at least a portion of the body portion being transparent, a decorative effect resulting from the motion of the motion element being visible from an exterior of the container. Also disclosed is a method of providing an enhanced display by a dispensing container during dispensing of a liquid from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventors: John C. Crawford, Rensl Dillon, Lester Greer
  • Publication number: 20150306615
    Abstract: Provided is a multi-chamber dispenser (1) of flowable substances, comprising: a rigid body (100) disposed around first (113) and second (123) storage chambers for storing respective first and second flowable substances, a first inlet fluidly connecting the first storage chamber (113) with a first outlet (141), a second inlet fluidly connecting the second storage chamber (123) with a second outlet (151), a first user-operable apparatus (140) at an exterior of the container and configured, on movement relative to the rigid body (100), to cause a volume of the first flowable substance to be dispensed from the first storage chamber (113) via the first inlet to the first outlet (141), and a second user-operable apparatus (150) at the exterior of the container and configured, on movement relative to the rigid body (100), to cause a volume of the second flowable substance to be dispensed from the second storage chamber (123) via the second inlet to the second outlet (151).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Kelly Gail Duncan, John C. Crawford, Matthew Lee Kolb
  • Patent number: D743100
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventor: John C. Crawford
  • Patent number: D752288
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventors: John C. Crawford, Kiat-Cheong Toh
  • Patent number: D752809
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventor: John C. Crawford
  • Patent number: D754924
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: John C. Crawford
  • Patent number: D772482
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: John C. Crawford
  • Patent number: D773117
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: John C. Crawford, Kiat-Cheong Toh
  • Patent number: D787744
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventors: John C. Crawford, Kiat-Cheong Toh