Patents by Inventor John Nottingham

John Nottingham 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: 20190392236
    Abstract: A system for user-provided automotive data collection includes a receiver configured to receive signals from respective electronics in respective automotive vehicles in a geographical area, the signals indicating respective amounts of fuel or respective amounts of fuel relative to capacity in the respective automotive vehicles' tanks, and a processor configured to aggregate the respective amounts of fuel to approximate a total amount of fuel relative to capacity for the geographical area, and to allocate fuel distribution to gas stations in the geographical area based on the total amount of fuel relative to capacity for the geographical area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Bill NOTTINGHAM, Vinit VERMA, Dan MICHAEL, Danwei YE, John MCKENZIE, Chris DEHAAS, James SZPAK, Vikki NOWAK
  • Publication number: 20140068952
    Abstract: An oscillating multi-tool for cutting, scraping, sanding, or grinding of material. The oscillating multi-tool includes a body, a drive system and a gear arrangement. The drive system and the gear arrangement are designed to cause first and second tool attachments to partially or fully oscillate in opposite directions. The gear arrangement is connected or interconnected to first and second tool connectors. The first tool attachment is connected to the first tool connector and the second tool attachment is connected to the second tool connector. The gear arrangement causes the first and second tool connectors to move when the drive system is activated to thereby cause the first and second tool attachments to partially or fully oscillate in opposite directions relative to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Infusion Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Soreo, Marc Vitantonio, Trevor Jackson, John Nottingham, John Spirk, Donald C. Fuchs, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140047720
    Abstract: A reciprocating saw for cutting material. The reciprocating saw includes a drive system and a gear arrangement that is designed to cause first and second reciprocating saw blades to partially or fully reciprocate in opposite directions. The gear arrangement is connected or interconnected to first and second blade carrying arms. The first reciprocating saw blade is connected to the first blade carrying arm and the second reciprocating saw blade is connected to the second blade carrying arm. The gear arrangement causes the first and second blade carrying arms to move when the drive system is activated to thereby cause the first and second reciprocating saw blades to partially or fully reciprocate in opposite directions relative to one another. The gear arrangement is designed to enable a stroke length of the first and second reciprocating saw blades to be changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: Marc Vitantonio, Trevor Jackson, Donald C. Fuchs, JR., Robert Soreo, John Nottingham, John Spirk
  • Patent number: 8307616
    Abstract: A system and method for filling a collapsible container are provided. Such a collapsible container may be made of a relatively rigid portion and a collapsible portion, with the collapsible portion having a collapsed condition and an expanded condition. An obstruction maintains the collapsible portion in the collapsed condition while the container is filled with contents. The obstruction may remain in place until the container is capped and sealed with the contents stored inside the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: International Packaging Solutions LLC
    Inventors: John Nottingham, John Spirk, Nick E. Stanca, Jeff Kalman
  • Publication number: 20110239594
    Abstract: A system and method for filling a collapsible container are provided. Such a collapsible container may be made of a relatively rigid portion and a collapsible portion, with the collapsible portion having a collapsed condition and an expanded condition. An obstruction maintains the collapsible portion in the collapsed condition while the container is filled with contents. The obstruction may remain in place until the container is capped and sealed with the contents stored inside the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: John Nottingham, John Spirk, Nick E. Stanca, Jeff Kalman
  • Patent number: 7980045
    Abstract: A system and method for filling a collapsible container are provided. Such a collapsible container may be made of a relatively rigid portion and a collapsible portion, with the collapsible portion having a collapsed condition and an expanded condition. An obstruction maintains the collapsible portion in the collapsed condition while the container is filled with contents. The obstruction may remain in place until the container is capped and sealed with the contents stored inside the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: International Packaging Solutions LLC
    Inventors: John Nottingham, John Spirk, Nick E. Stanca, Jeff Kalman
  • Publication number: 20110127276
    Abstract: A semi-collapsible container has a hollow body with support and collapsible portions, and can be maintained in a collapsed or an expanded condition. The container is useful for storing liquid, and is especially adapted in its collapsed condition for storing relatively small volumes of concentrated liquid, powders or the like, and in its expanded condition for containing larger volumes of liquid. Via a dispenser in the container, a closure assembly is coupled to the container for securing the contents thereof from leakage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventors: John Nottingham, John Spirk, Nick E. Stanca, Jeff Kalman
  • Publication number: 20110121026
    Abstract: A semi-collapsible container has a hollow body with support and collapsible portions, and can be maintained in a collapsed or an expanded condition. The container is useful for storing liquid, and is especially adapted in its collapsed condition for storing relatively small volumes of concentrated liquid, powders or the like, and in its expanded condition for containing larger volumes of liquid. Via a dispenser in the container, a closure assembly is coupled to the container for securing the contents thereof from leakage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: John Nottingham, John Spirk, Nick E. Stanca, Jeff Kalman
  • Publication number: 20110121006
    Abstract: A semi-collapsible container has a hollow body with support and collapsible portions, and can be maintained in a collapsed or an expanded condition. The container is useful for storing liquid, and is especially adapted in its collapsed condition for storing relatively small volumes of concentrated liquid, powders or the like, and in its expanded condition for containing larger volumes of liquid. Via a dispenser in the container, a closure assembly is coupled to the container for securing the contents thereof from leakage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: John Nottingham, John Spirk, Nick E. Stanca, Jeff Kalman
  • Publication number: 20110121007
    Abstract: A semi-collapsible container has a hollow body with support and collapsible portions, and can be maintained in a collapsed or an expanded condition. The container is useful for storing liquid, and is especially adapted in its collapsed condition for storing relatively small volumes of concentrated liquid, powders or the like, and in its expanded condition for containing larger volumes of liquid. Via a dispenser in the container, a closure assembly is coupled to the container for securing the contents thereof from leakage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: John Nottingham, John Spirk, Nick E. Stanca, Jeff Kalman
  • Patent number: 7934285
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electric-powered, shoe care apparatus adapted for one-handed operation by a user. The shoe care apparatus is adapted to receive two removable and replaceable heads; a first head is for low-speed application of polish or cleaning material, and a second head is for high-speed polishing or buffing. In some embodiments of the invention, the two heads are driven simultaneously at these two different respective speeds. In alternate embodiments, the two heads are driven separately at these two different respective speeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Boxwood Industries
    Inventors: John Nottingham, John Spirk, Trevor Jackson, Patrick Brown, Doug Whitner, Timothy Callahan
  • Patent number: 7469480
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a laser liner that may be utilized in the craft of scrapbooking. The laser liner of the present invention may comprise an elongated arm and at least one moveably mounted laser. The elongated arm may have a substantially straight longitudinal edge in which a user may line up a piece of media against it. The moveably mounted laser may be adapted to travel longitudinally along at least a portion of the elongated arm, and when powered, projects a beam upon the media in an orientation perpendicular to the longitudinal edge of the elongated arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: Nottingham-Spirk Design Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: John Nottingham, John Spirk, Patrick Brown, Robert Dorsey, Trevor Jackson, Carolyn McNeeley
  • Patent number: 7464631
    Abstract: Disclosed is a shape forming device for use with dies to provide cut, punched and embossed objects made from a variety of media. The shape forming device includes a housing that contains at least one pair of rollers oriented substantially parallel to one another, a power supply, electrically connected to the pair of rollers to drive their rotation so as to permit the feeding of a die between the rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Nottingham-Spirk Design Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: John Nottingham, John Spirk, Patrick Brown, Robert Dorsey, Trevor Jackson, Carolyn McNeeley
  • Publication number: 20080078468
    Abstract: A system and method for filling a collapsible container are provided. Such a collapsible container may be made of a relatively rigid portion and a collapsible portion, with the collapsible portion having a collapsed condition and an expanded condition. An obstruction maintains the collapsible portion in the collapsed condition while the container is filled with contents. The obstruction may remain in place until the container is capped and sealed with the contents stored inside the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: International Packaging Solutions LLC
    Inventors: John Nottingham, John Spirk, Nick Stanca, Jeff Kalman
  • Publication number: 20070204810
    Abstract: An animal collar assembly including a wireless receiver and a collar. The wireless receiver having a pair of first attachment features. The collar having a pair of ends, each end having a second attachment feature, each second attachment feature coupled with a corresponding first attachment feature and maintaining the corresponding collar end at a fixed orientation relative to the wireless receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Inventors: John Nottingham, Nick Stanca, Craig Saunders, Duane Gerig
  • Publication number: 20070114336
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a décor kit that is utilized to decorate and accessorize pumpkins, other fruits and vegetables, and other artificial like-shaped objects. The pumpkin décor kit may comprise a support base that is formed to give the appearance of a statuette with a supported pumpkin forming part of the figurine. Further, in some embodiments, the décor kit may further include a covering to wrap or surround the support base, and/or accessories to further adorn the statuette.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Publication date: May 24, 2007
    Applicant: Emerald Innovations LLC
    Inventors: John Nottingham, John Spirk, Patrick Brown, Trevor Jackson
  • Publication number: 20070074405
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, an electric knife is provided that includes a blade that is adapted to cut the pulp and shell of pumpkins and other fruits and vegetables but not readily cut the skin and flesh of humans. According to a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the electric knife also includes a shield that that is adapted to prevent fruit or vegetable matter from entering the housing of the electric knife.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Publication date: April 5, 2007
    Inventors: John Nottingham, John Spirk, Trevor Jackson, Don Fuchs, Doug Gall
  • Patent number: D685242
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Infusion Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Vitantonio, Trevor Jackson, John Nottingham, Donald C. Fuchs, Jr., Robert Soreo, John Spirk
  • Patent number: D705027
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Infusion Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Vitantonio, Donald C. Fuchs, Jr., Trevor Jackson, Robert Soreo, John Nottingham, John Spirk
  • Patent number: D705028
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Infusion Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Vitantonio, Donald C. Fuchs, Jr., Trevor Jackson, Robert Soreo, John Nottingham, John Spirk