Patents by Inventor John Spirk

John Spirk 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: 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: 20120193320
    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 substantially small volumes of concentrated liquid, powders or the like, and in its expanded condition for containing larger volumes of liquid. Filling the container with a liquid causes the collapsible portion to move from the collapsed condition to the expanded condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: NOTTINGHAM SPIRK DESIGN ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Nick E. STANCA, John R. NOTTINGHAM, John SPIRK, Jeffrey KALMAN
  • Patent number: 8127663
    Abstract: Apparatus for brewing a brew substance with a liquid comprises: a container for storing the liquid, the container including at least one aperture for dispensing liquid therefrom; a sealed packet of filter paper containing the brew substance; and a layer of heat sensitive film encapsulating the sealed packet, the encapsulated packet disposed within the container at a position covering the at least one aperture, the container configured to sit on top of a drinking container to permit liquid to drain into the drinking container from the at least one aperture thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Nottingham Spirk Design Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Nottingham, John Spirk, Marc L. Vitantonio, Jeffrey Kalman, Kenneth Wulff
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20110101004
    Abstract: A polymeric cereal container includes a first wall, a cereal chamber at least partially formed by the first wall, and a container opening at least partially defined by the first wall. A first quantity of dry cereal can be received within the cereal chamber, and a second quantity of dry cereal can be provided separately. A method can include providing and filling a polymeric cereal container with a quantity of dry cereal. A system can operate to fill a polymeric cereal container with a quantity of dry cereal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventors: J. Evan Spirk, Craig M. Saunders, Patrick Brown, John Spirk, John R. Nottingham, Wilson Pan
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20090050623
    Abstract: Apparatus for brewing a brew substance with a liquid comprises: a container for storing the liquid, the container including at least one aperture for dispensing liquid therefrom; a sealed packet of filter paper containing the brew substance; and a layer of heat sensitive film encapsulating the sealed packet, the encapsulated packet disposed within the container at a position covering the at least one aperture, the container configured to sit on top of a drinking container to permit liquid to drain into the drinking container from the at least one aperture thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventors: John R. Nottingham, John Spirk, Marc L. Vitantonio, Jeffrey Kalman, Kenneth Wulff
  • Publication number: 20090038271
    Abstract: A plastic container and lid assembly for storing liquid coating materials including a container and a lid. The container has a body with a bottom wall, at least four sidewalls and a neck. The neck defines a wide mouth opening and includes threads for receiving mating threads on the lid. The lid also has a plurality of lugs, preferably two lugs, extending radially from the lid and terminating at or before the lugs extend beyond the container sidewalls when the lid is in sealed engagement with the container. The body also has an integral handle for lifting the container and the container neck supports a bail-type handle also for lifting said container. The container handle and bail-type handles do not extend beyond the container sidewall. The container and lid assembly having an effective packing footprint and an effective packing volume which substantially conforms to the effective packing footprint and the effective packing volume of a conventional metal paint can.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY
    Inventors: John R. Nottingham, John Spirk, Dale A. Panasewicz, Nick E. Stanca, Robert Iredell, IV, Dennis M. Futo
  • 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
  • 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