Patents by Inventor Kurt Koptis

Kurt Koptis 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: 20190359410
    Abstract: Varied embodiments of a container/dispenser having a multi-chamber bellows member having a plurality of collapsible bellows chambers allowing more than one substance to be contained within the container and simultaneously dispensed when a sufficient axial force is exerted on a platform to compress the bellows member forcing flowable materials from each chamber. In an alternative embodiment, the present invention discloses a retrofit multi-chambered bellows container, which may be adapted to a standard caulking tube container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Kurt Koptis, Jeremy Robinson
  • Patent number: 10421596
    Abstract: Varied embodiments of a container/dispenser having a multi-chamber bellows member having a plurality of collapsible bellows chambers allowing more than one substance to be contained within the container and simultaneously dispensed when a sufficient axial force is exerted on a platform to compress the bellows member forcing flowable materials from each chamber. In an alternative embodiment, the present invention discloses a retrofit multi-chambered bellows container, which may be adapted to a standard caulking tube container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: Kurt Koptis, Jeremy Robinson
  • Publication number: 20170008687
    Abstract: Varied embodiments of a container/dispenser having a multi-chamber bellows member having a plurality of collapsible bellows chambers allowing more than one substance to be contained within the container and simultaneously dispensed when a sufficient axial force is exerted on a platform to compress the bellows member forcing flowable materials from each chamber. In an alternative embodiment, the present invention discloses a retrofit multi-chambered bellows container, which may be adapted to a standard caulking tube container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Kurt KOPTIS, Jeremy ROBINSON
  • Patent number: 8763616
    Abstract: A multisurface cleaning tool having a tapering head and a hollow handle contiguous with the head that constitutes a reservoir capable of holding flowable material. A pump actuated dispenser is in communication with the reservoir and permits user actuated expression of flowable material from within the reservoir. A cover is applied to and covers at least a portion of the head. In one embodiment, the cover is a microfiber pouch with an elasticized perimeter, which permits the pouch to be fitted over the cleaning tool head. In another embodiment, a portion of the cover is an integrally formed abrasive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventors: Kurt Koptis, David McGovern, Bruce Bodlak
  • Patent number: 8591130
    Abstract: An applicator apparatus having a sealed container pod which may be opened through an actuating tab. In certain embodiments the terminal end of the open package covered by an applicator surface that may be adherently affixed to the container pod. In certain embodiments, actuating tab passes through a void defined by a suitably shaped applicator surface. Certain embodiments describe a rupturable seal permitting mixing of contents within the container pod before distribution to applicator surface. A method for applying material to a desired surface, and method of applying a therapeutic substance to a desired tissue is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventors: Kurt Koptis, Bruce Bodlak
  • Publication number: 20110197917
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus disclosing embodiments wherein a covering may be affixed to an apparatus head or removable or a combination of removable and fixed covering. A portion of the apparatus is hollow and may be used as a product dispenser to retain and dispense various flowable solutions. Certain embodiments feature a scrubbing surface to aid in removing debris. Other embodiments teach a cleaning head of varying size and shape to permit navigation of small or select areas. Further embodiments disclose various cleaning, drying, and polishing surfaces such as brushes, sponges, microfiber, abrasive surfaces, melamine, and tacky surfaces. A variety of reversible and permanent affixation methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventors: Kurt Koptis, David McGovern, Bruce Bodlak
  • Patent number: 7891037
    Abstract: A motorized waterproof fluid dispenser and applicator is disclosed. The device manually dispenses at least one liquid from a filled container through one or more openings in the device's moving applicator surface. The device itself is waterproof, and designed to be used in a shower or bathtub. Pressure applied by a user during fluid application does not appreciably dampen applicator movement. The motor moving the applicator is suspended within the device allowing motion to be transmitted directly to the applicator while motion is only weakly transmitted to the outside of the device held by a user. Removable or disposable pads may be affixed to the applicator surface to present a variety of applicator surfaces or heat. The batteries may be replaced, providing for a long overall lifetime of the device while also providing for its inexpensive manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Tubetech, LLC
    Inventors: David Richmond, Howard Richmond, Kurt Koptis
  • Publication number: 20110033221
    Abstract: An applicator apparatus having a sealed container pod which may be opened through an actuating tab. In certain embodiments the terminal end of the open package covered by an applicator surface that may be adherently affixed to the container pod. In certain embodiments, actuating tab passes through a void defined by a suitably shaped applicator surface. Certain embodiments describe a rupturable seal permitting mixing of contents within the container pod before distribution to applicator surface. A method for applying material to a desired surface, and method of applying a therapeutic substance to a desired tissue is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventor: Kurt Koptis
  • Patent number: 7878727
    Abstract: A dispenser cap is threaded onto a container that may hold liquids of varying viscosity. The dispenser cap has a cover that can be flipped open and closed. Integral with this cover is a plurality of bristles that can be used to scrub various surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Inventor: Kurt Koptis
  • Publication number: 20100014907
    Abstract: The device of the disclosure comprises a fluid applicator which keeps liquid inside a sealed bottle until a user rotates a head assembly relative to the bottle, thereby piercing a seal at the neck of the bottle. Further, the head assembly is provided an eccentric fluid valve which permits fluid flow from the bottle through an applicator pad in its ON configuration, but not when the head assembly is rotated 180 degrees into an OFF configuration. When in its OFF configuration, the device's pad may be washed while remaining on the disclosed device, and the fluid within the bottle remains sealed there within.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventors: DAVID RICHMOND, KURT KOPTIS, JEFFREY KUNKLER
  • Patent number: 7563048
    Abstract: A dispenser cap with an applicator is connected to a container and a detachable enclosure protects the applicator when the dispenser is not in use. When attached to the cap, the enclosure has a pin that blocks an opening in the cap. The container may hold any fluid material, for example, a skin care product, deodorant, paint, etc. The container may contain various means of identifying the color of paint contained therein, and only a small amount of paint is within the container. This enables a consumer to obtain a number of containers each holding a paint of a different color to apply to a test surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Platinum Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt Koptis
  • Publication number: 20080125680
    Abstract: A motorized waterproof fluid dispenser and applicator is disclosed. The device manually dispenses at least one liquid from a filled container through one or more openings in the device's moving applicator surface. The device itself is waterproof, and designed to be used in a shower or bathtub. Pressure applied by a user during fluid application does not appreciably dampen applicator movement. The motor moving the applicator is suspended within the device allowing motion to be transmitted directly to the applicator while motion is only weakly transmitted to the outside of the device held by a user. Removable or disposable pads may be affixed to the applicator surface to present a variety of applicator surfaces or heat. The batteries may be replaced, providing for a long overall lifetime of the device while also providing for its inexpensive manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventors: DAVID RICHMOND, Howard Richmond, Kurt Koptis
  • Publication number: 20070201941
    Abstract: A dispenser cap is threaded onto a container that may hold liquids of varying viscosity. The dispenser cap has a cover that can be flipped open and closed. Integral with this cover is a plurality of bristles that can be used to scrub various surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Inventor: Kurt Koptis
  • Publication number: 20060285913
    Abstract: A dispenser cap with an applicator is connected to a container and a detachable enclosure protects the applicator when the dispenser is not in use. When attached to the cap, the enclosure has a pin that blocks an opening in the cap. The container may hold any fluid material, for example, a skin care product, deodorant, paint, etc. The container may contain various means of identifying the color of paint contained therein, and only a small amount of paint is within the container. This enables a consumer to obtain a number of containers each holding a paint of a different color to apply to a test surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2005
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventor: Kurt Koptis
  • Publication number: 20050207821
    Abstract: A dispensing and application apparatus designed to contain pre-measured amounts of a flowable substance. The apparatus comprises a compartment 130 for storing the substance that is partially enclosed by a frangible seal 210, an applicator 100, and an expandable chamber 170 designed to accept and dissipate the hydraulic force created when pressure is applied to the compartment 130, rupturing the frangible seal 210, and expelling the substance into the chamber 170. The applicator 100 is attached to the chamber 170 with an applicator bond area 180. The expandability of the chamber 170 is conferred by expandability of the applicator 100, and is varied in different embodiments by altering the ratio between the area of the applicator bond area 180 and the area of the applicator 100. The frangible seal 210, in one of many embodiments, may be a chevron shape stress riser 250 with a point of inflection 240 oriented towards the compartment 130. A removable cap may cover the applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Inventors: Michael Bergey, Bruce Detwiler, James Hussey, Kurt Koptis, Yelena Lipoveskaya, Mahmood Mohiuddin
  • Patent number: 6902335
    Abstract: A dispensing and application apparatus designed to contain pre-measured amounts of a flowable substance. The apparatus comprises a compartment 130 for storing the substance that is partially enclosed by a frangible seal 210, an applicator 100, and an expandable chamber 170 designed to accept and dissipate the hydraulic force created when pressure is applied to the compartment 130, rupturing the frangible seal 210, and expelling the substance into the chamber 170. The applicator 100 is attached to the chamber 170 with an applicator bond area 180. The expandability of the chamber 170 is conferred by expandability of the applicator 100, and is varied in different embodiments by altering the ratio between the area of the applicator bond area 180 and the area of the applicator 100. The frangible seal 210, in one of many embodiments, may be a chevron shape stress riser 250 with a point of inflection 260 oriented towards the compartment 130. A removable cap may cover the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: R.P. Scherer Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Bergey, Bruce Detwiler, James L. Hussey, Kurt Koptis, Yelena Lipoveskaya, Mahmood Mohiuddin
  • Publication number: 20040223802
    Abstract: A dispensing and application apparatus designed to contain pre-measured amounts of a flowable substance. The apparatus comprises a compartment 130 for storing the substance that is partially enclosed by a frangible seal 210, an applicator 100, and an expandable chamber 170 designed to accept and dissipate the hydraulic force created when pressure is applied to the compartment 130, rupturing the frangible seal 210, and expelling the substance into the chamber 170. The applicator 100 is attached to the chamber 170 with an applicator bond area 180. The expandability of the chamber 170 is conferred by expandability of the applicator 100, and is varied in different embodiments by altering the ratio between the area of the applicator bond area 180 and the area of the applicator 100. The frangible seal 210, in one of many embodiments, may be a chevron shape stress riser 250 with a point of inflection 240 oriented towards the compartment 130. A removable cap may cover the applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2003
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Inventors: Michael S. Bergey, Bruce Detwiler, James L. Hussey, Kurt Koptis, Yelena Lipoveskaya, Mahmood Mohiuddin
  • Patent number: D482962
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: Painters Products Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt Koptis
  • Patent number: D726553
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventors: Kurt Koptis, Jeremy Robinson
  • Patent number: D735958
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventor: Kurt Koptis