Patents by Inventor Jose Longoria

Jose Longoria 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: 9807978
    Abstract: A pet or human battery operated grooming apparatus having a housing, a number of tines formed in the housing, each tine having a slot, and a number of disk shaped blades mounted to a shaft, the shaft mounted in the housing and the blades disposed in the tine slots. A protective cover encloses most of each blade leaving only a slit open to the blade. The tines direct knots or tangles in the hair or fur of the pet, or hair of a human, to the slits and the blades. The user may then rotate the blades to cut the knots. This process occurs without any undue pulling of the associated skin of the animal or human.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: LONGORIA DESIGN LLC
    Inventor: Jose Longoria
  • Patent number: 9125469
    Abstract: A hair decorating system that includes a string covered in wax in a first configuration, coiled around an interior segment in a second configuration where end segments are attached, and a third configuration where the coil has been extended to form a crisscrossed pattern around a strand of hair. The crisscrossed pattern is both attractive and decorative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignees: Kennedy-Matsumoto Design LLC., Longoria Design LLC.
    Inventors: Jose Longoria, Melvin R Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20150201582
    Abstract: A pet or human battery operated grooming apparatus having a housing, a number of tines formed in the housing, each tine having a slot, and a number of disk shaped blades mounted to a shaft, the shaft mounted in the housing and the blades disposed in the tine slots. A protective cover encloses most of each blade leaving only a slit open to the blade. The tines direct knots or tangles in the hair or fur of the pet, or hair of a human, to the slits and the blades. The user may then rotate the blades to cut the knots. This process occurs without any undue pulling of the associated skin of the animal or human.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventor: Jose Longoria
  • Patent number: 9060582
    Abstract: A hair styling system includes a driver module and a plurality of interchangeably receivable styling modules. The driver module includes a holder configured to interchangeably receive a plurality of styling modules, each configured to perform at least one styling operation, a driver gear positioned adjacent to the holder, and a power module comprising a motor configured to drive the driver gear in a first direction and a second direction. The plurality of interchangeably receivable styling modules each include a styling module gear configured to operatively engage the driver gear and be rotatable thereby to perform at least one styling operation distinguishable from a styling operation performed by at least one other styling module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignees: SPECTRUM ASSOCIATES, LLC, KENNEDY-MATSUMOTO DESIGN, LLC, LONGORIA DESIGN, LLC
    Inventors: Jose Longoria, Melvin R. Kennedy, Robert G. Robbins
  • Publication number: 20150136163
    Abstract: A comb for detangling hair includes a handle, a head portion attached to the handle, and a plurality of teeth attached to the head portion. At least some of the teeth comprise first and second proximal ends, and a distal end, the first and second proximal ends being spaced apart from one another and being relatively moveable, wherein such relative movement of the proximal ends of said at least some of the teeth causes flexion or shape change of the tooth. The flexion of the tooth assists in detangling the hair by gently moving the hair shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Steve Chininis, Jose Longoria, Melvin R. Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20150090290
    Abstract: A hair decorating system that includes a string covered in wax in a first configuration, coiled around an interior segment in a second configuration where end segments are attached, and a third configuration where the coil has been extended to form a crisscrossed pattern around a strand of hair. The crisscrossed pattern is both attractive and decorative.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Jose Longoria, Melvin R. Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20140338692
    Abstract: A hair styling system includes a driver module and a plurality of interchangeably receivable styling modules. The driver module includes a holder configured to interchangeably receive a plurality of styling modules, each configured to perform at least one styling operation, a driver gear positioned adjacent to the holder, and a power module comprising a motor configured to drive the driver gear in a first direction and a second direction. The plurality of interchangeably receivable styling modules each include a styling module gear configured to operatively engage the driver gear and be rotatable thereby to perform at least one styling operation distinguishable from a styling operation performed by at least one other styling module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Jose Longoria, Melvin R. Kennedy, Robert G. Robbins
  • Patent number: 8613286
    Abstract: A device for dispensing a material into a representation on a surface, includes a storage chamber for holding a material, a charging chamber operably connected to the storage chamber, and a dispensing chamber operably connected to the charging chamber, wherein the dispensing chamber is made of a non-porous substance and includes a configuration corresponding to a representation to be dispensed on a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Inventors: Melvin R. Kennedy, Jose Longoria, Susan M. Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8430711
    Abstract: An infant play gym including a mat, a first arched structure extending over the mat, a second arched structure extending over the mat, and a motion module. The motion module includes a housing couplable to both the first arched structure and the second arched structure, a power source, and a motor positioned within the housing and powered by the power source, the motor operable to cause the first and second arched structures to move with respect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Learning Curve Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Paul Chininis, Melvin Ray Kennedy, Jose Longoria
  • Publication number: 20130068119
    Abstract: A device for dispensing a material into a representation on a surface, includes a storage chamber for holding a material, a charging chamber operably connected to the storage chamber, and a dispensing chamber operably connected to the charging chamber, wherein the dispensing chamber is made of a non-porous substance and includes a configuration corresponding to a representation to be dispensed on a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Melvin R. KENNEDY, Jose Longoria, Susan M. Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8361621
    Abstract: A microwave-sensitive thermoplastic composition that includes a microwave-receptive additive; and a thermoplastic polymer; wherein the microwave-receptive additive is selected from the group consisting of sepiolite clay, molecular sieves formed from ammonium ion salts or hydrogen ion salts, aluminophosphates, silicoaluminophasphates, silicotitanates, organo-modified clays, molecular sieves or zeolites having a caged organic microwave receptive material, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Michael Cook, Michael S. Paquette, Robert P. Haley, Jr., Sam Crabtree, Jose Longoria, Saeed Siavoshani, Peter K. Mercure, Shih-Yaw Lai, Ronald G. Van Daele
  • Patent number: 8127971
    Abstract: A dispenser system for flowable material includes several interchangeable cartridge assemblies for retaining flowable material, each cartridge assembly including a dispensing piston sealingly and slidably retained within a cylinder, the cylinder having a distal cylinder dispensing end to which a material passing attachment can be sealingly mounted and having a proximal cylinder mounting end, and the piston including a piston head for creating the slidable seal within the cylinder and a piston drive mechanism connected to the piston; a drive structure for engaging and mounting the cartridge assembly and for progressively driving the flowable material out of the cartridge assembly and onto a target surface, the drive structure including a cartridge assembly engagement structure and having a piston drive mechanism which drivably and releasibly engages the piston drive mechanism upon fitting the cylinder to the engagement structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventors: Steve Chininis, Mel Kennedy, Richard C. Levy, Jose Longoria, Susan Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8069864
    Abstract: A hair retaining clip includes a first claw portion, and a second claw portion pivotally connected to the first claw portion. A primary hinge may provide the pivotal connection between the first claw portion and the second claw portion, aligned along a primary hinge axis. At least one deployable handle extends from one of the first claw portion and the second claw portion, and may be movable between a deployed configuration and a stowed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Goody Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Chininis, Jose Longoria
  • Patent number: 7992579
    Abstract: A hair retaining clip including a first clip member, a second clip member, a hinge, and a latch mechanism is disclosed. The first and second clip members may each include a handle portion and a claw portion. The hinge is disposed between and pivotally connects the first and second clip members. The latch mechanism selectively retains the first and second clip members in a generally open configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Goody Products Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Longoria, Melvin R. Kennedy, Stephen Chininis
  • Publication number: 20110104496
    Abstract: A microwave-sensitive thermoplastic composition that includes a microwave-receptive additive; and a thermoplastic polymer; wherein the microwave-receptive additive is selected from the group consisting of sepiolite clay, molecular sieves formed from ammonium ion salts or hydrogen ion salts, aluminophosphates, silicoaluminophasphates, silicotitanates, organo-modified clays, molecular sieves or zeolites having a caged organic microwave receptive material, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Michael Cook, Michael S. Paquette, Robert P. Haley, JR., Sam Crabtree, Jose Longoria, Saeed Siavoshani, Peter K. Mercure, Shih-Yaw Lai, Ronald G. Van Daele
  • Publication number: 20110065353
    Abstract: An infant play gym including a mat, a first arched structure extending over the mat, a second arched structure extending over the mat, and a motion module. The motion module includes a housing couplable to both the first arched structure and the second arched structure, a power source, and a motor positioned within the housing and powered by the power source, the motor operable to cause the first and second arched structures to move with respect to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: Stephen Paul Chininis, Melvin Ray Kennedy, Jose Longoria
  • Patent number: 7882844
    Abstract: A hair retaining clip includes an upper clip portion, and a lower clip portion joined to the upper clip portion via a hinge. At least one of the upper clip portion and the lower clip portion comprises a soft durometer elastomeric member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Goody Produts, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Chininis, Jose Longoria
  • Patent number: 7766020
    Abstract: A hair retaining clip includes clip members that are pivotally connected to one another and movable between a generally open configuration and a generally closed configuration. A hair gripping component is fixedly attached to one of the clip members and is made from a relatively soft material. The hair gripping component is generally shielded from contact with hair within the hair retaining clip when the clip members are in the generally open configuration, and the hair gripping component contacts hair within the hair retaining clip when the clip members are in the generally closed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Goody Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Chininis, Jose Longoria
  • Patent number: 7717582
    Abstract: An underwater light display system for providing a decorative light display on the surface of a container holding a body of water and/or objects located within a body of water is provided. An exemplary system comprises a shell and a light assembly. The shell comprises a bottom and a top portion. In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, the light assembly is preprogrammed to produce variable light patterns and is secured to the interior surface of the top portion so as to direct light downward. In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, the light assembly may further comprise a plurality of lenses configured to direct light. In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, the light assembly further comprises a weight having a lens configured to direct light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Inventors: Jose Longoria, Loren T. Taylor, Traci Heather Feldman
  • Publication number: 20090266377
    Abstract: An applicator for applying an image onto hair according to one embodiment includes a container holding a colored gel composition that forms the image and an at least partially hollow stencil element securely attached to the container. The stencil element includes a screen that partitions the stencil element into a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is in fluid communication with the interior of the container and contains a first cavity that is preshaped in the form of the image to be applied. The first cavity is formed adjacent a first side of the screen. The second portion is located on an opposite side of the screen and contains a second cavity that is also preshaped in the form of the image to be applied, whereby the shape of the gel composition is preformed in the first cavity and is maintained as the gel composition passes through the screen and fills the second cavity for application onto the hair as the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventors: Susan M. Matsumoto, Melvin R. Kennedy, Jose Longoria