Patents by Inventor Leighton Davies-Smith

Leighton Davies-Smith 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: 10398216
    Abstract: A fluid supply apparatus with leakage protection. The apparatus includes a housing defining a storage cavity having a total volume including a fluid portion and a gas portion. The storage cavity extends along a cavity axis from a first end to a second end. A capillary member is fluidly coupled with the fluid. A vent tube having a primary vent passageway and a plurality of vent apertures is located in the storage cavity. The primary vent passageway forms a pathway from the vent apertures to the external atmosphere. Fluid cannot flow through the vent apertures at ambient temperature and pressure equilibrium. The vent apertures may be located and arranged on the vent tube such that irrespective of vertical and angular orientation of the housing relative to a gravitational vector at least one of the vent apertures is in spatial communication with the gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Leighton Davies-Smith, Al Sprosta, Shyamala Pillai
  • Patent number: 10390607
    Abstract: A liquid supply apparatus with leakage protection. The apparatus includes a housing defining a storage cavity having a total volume including a liquid portion and a gas portion. The storage cavity extends along a cavity axis. A capillary member is fluidly coupled with the liquid to transport the liquid to the external atmosphere. The apparatus includes a plurality of vents that prevent liquid from flowing therethrough while permitting air to pass therethrough. A hub component is mounted within the storage cavity and it includes a plurality of radial vent passageways extending between the storage cavity and a primary vent passageway, which in turn forms a pathway to the external atmosphere. The vents may be located and arranged such that irrespective of inclination and rotational orientation of the housing relative to a gravitational vector at least one of the vents is in spatial communication with the gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Leighton Davies-Smith, Al Aquanza Sprosta, Shyamala Pillai
  • Patent number: 10376040
    Abstract: A fluid supply apparatus with leakage protection. The apparatus includes a housing defining a storage cavity having a total volume including a fluid portion and a gas portion. The storage cavity extends along a cavity axis from a first end to a second end. A capillary member is fluidly coupled with the fluid. A plurality of vent apertures are formed into the housing, each forming a passageway between the storage cavity and an external atmosphere and each configured such that the fluid cannot flow through the vent apertures at ambient temperature and pressure equilibrium between the storage cavity and the external atmosphere. The vent apertures may be located and arranged on the housing such that irrespective of vertical and angular orientation of the housing relative to a gravitational vector at least one of the vent apertures is in spatial communication with the gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Leighton Davies-Smith, Al Aquanza Sprosta, Shyamala Pillai
  • Publication number: 20190023057
    Abstract: A writing instrument assembly has a writing instrument with a body and a working tip extended or extendable from the body. A holder has a landing spot for the writing instrument. The writing instrument is magnetically and detachably retained at the landing spot when attached to the holder. The working tip is sheathed or covered automatically when the writing instrument is attached to the holder and is unsheathed or uncovered when detached from the holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Scribe Technical Consulting LLC
    Inventor: Leighton Davies-Smith
  • Publication number: 20180168326
    Abstract: A personal care implement with a fluid dispensing system includes a fluid applicator, a fluid dispensing assembly including main and overflow reservoirs, and a capillary member in fluid communication with the reservoirs and the applicator for dispensing personal care fluid stored in the reservoirs via capillary action. An air venting system in one arrangement allows ambient air to be drawn into the main reservoir through the overflow reservoir for alleviating vacuum formed in the main reservoir by the capillary action fluid dispensing process. The venting system may include an external vent to atmosphere from the overflow reservoir and an internal vent between the reservoirs. In the event air trapped within the main reservoir expands due to changes in altitude or temperature, fluid in the main reservoir is expelled into the overflow reservoir via the internal vent. In one implementation, the personal care implement may be an oral care implement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Leighton Davies-Smith, Al Aquanza SPROSTA, Shyamala PILLAI
  • Publication number: 20180168330
    Abstract: A fluid supply apparatus with leakage protection. The apparatus includes a housing defining a storage cavity having a total volume including a fluid portion and a gas portion. The storage cavity extends along a cavity axis from a first end to a second end. A capillary member is fluidly coupled with the fluid. A vent tube having a primary vent passageway and a plurality of vent apertures is located in the storage cavity. The primary vent passageway forms a pathway from the vent apertures to the external atmosphere. Fluid cannot flow through the vent apertures at ambient temperature and pressure equilibrium. The vent apertures may be located and arranged on the vent tube such that irrespective of vertical and angular orientation of the housing relative to a gravitational vector at least one of the vent apertures is in spatial communication with the gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventors: Leighton DAVIES-SMITH, Al SPROSTA, Shyamala PILLAI
  • Publication number: 20180168329
    Abstract: A liquid supply apparatus with leakage protection. The apparatus includes a housing defining a storage cavity having a total volume including a liquid portion and a gas portion. The storage cavity extends along a cavity axis. A capillary member is fluidly coupled with the liquid to transport the liquid to the external atmosphere. The apparatus includes a plurality of vents that prevent liquid from flowing therethrough while permitting air to pass therethrough. A hub component is mounted within the storage cavity and it includes a plurality of radial vent passageways extending between the storage cavity and a primary vent passageway, which in turn forms a pathway to the external atmosphere. The vents may be located and arranged such that irrespective of inclination and rotational orientation of the housing relative to a gravitational vector at least one of the vents is in spatial communication with the gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Leighton DAVIES-SMITH, Al Aquanza SPROSTA, Shyamala PILLAI
  • Publication number: 20180168328
    Abstract: A fluid supply apparatus with leakage protection. The apparatus includes a housing defining a storage cavity having a total volume including a fluid portion and a gas portion. The storage cavity extends along a cavity axis from a first end to a second end. A capillary member is fluidly coupled with the fluid. A plurality of vent apertures are formed into the housing, each forming a passageway between the storage cavity and an external atmosphere and each configured such that the fluid cannot flow through the vent apertures at ambient temperature and pressure equilibrium between the storage cavity and the external atmosphere. The vent apertures may be located and arranged on the housing such that irrespective of vertical and angular orientation of the housing relative to a gravitational vector at least one of the vent apertures is in spatial communication with the gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Leighton Davies-Smith, Al Aquanza Sprosta, Shyamala Pillai
  • Publication number: 20180168327
    Abstract: A personal care implement, such as an oral care implement, that includes a body containing a supply of a fluid. A flow barrier is positioned with a first surface adjacent to the supply of fluid and a second surface opposite the first surface. The flow barrier allows flow of the fluid through the flow barrier for application to a biological surface when the flow barrier is compressed and prevents or inhibits flow of another fluid that is in contact with the second surface of the flow barrier through the flow barrier in a static state. In certain embodiments, the fluid in the supply may have a first viscosity and a first surface tension and the another fluid may have a second viscosity and a second surface tension such that one of the first and second viscosities and one of the first and second surface tensions are different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Leighton DAVIES-SMITH, Al Aquanza SPROSTA, Shyamala PILLAI
  • Patent number: 9370959
    Abstract: A writing instrument includes a barrel, a refill assembly, and a refill plug assembly that is quick to release from the barrel and quick to re-attach to the barrel when changing a refill assembly. The refill plug assembly is quickly secured to the barrel of the writing instrument and quickly released from the barrel of the writing instrument through a twisting and/or pushing action that may require less than one full turn to disengage from the barrel and to re-attach to the barrel, thus expediting replacement of the refill assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Europe Brands S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Leighton Davies-Smith, Jean-Patrick Dalancourt
  • Patent number: 9199507
    Abstract: A writing instrument includes a shell, an ink reservoir disposed in the shell and a writing tip section that is provided on the shell from which ink from the ink reservoir is applied to a substrate. The writing tip section includes a writing tip and an ink feed assembly for delivering ink from the ink reservoir to the writing tip through capillary action. The writing tip is flexible and a flexible cover with the shape of a fountain pen nib is provided for supporting the flexible writing tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Europe Brands S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Leighton Davies-Smith, David Martin, Pascal Fruchet
  • Publication number: 20140270899
    Abstract: A writing instrument includes a magnetically actuated locking assembly for releasably securing a first component, such as a cap, to a second component, such as a barrel. The magnetically actuated locking assembly includes a first magnet and at least one second magnet, the magnetic fields of which actuate and release a mechanical lock between the first component and the second component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Leighton Davies-Smith, David Martin
  • Publication number: 20140161508
    Abstract: A writing instrument includes a barrel, a refill assembly, and a refill plug assembly that is quick to release from the barrel and quick to re-attach to the barrel when changing a refill assembly. The refill plug assembly is quickly secured to the barrel of the writing instrument and quickly released from the barrel of the writing instrument through a twisting and/or pushing action that may require less than one full turn to disengage from the barrel and to re-attach to the barrel, thus expediting replacement of the refill assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Europe Brands S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Leighton Davies-Smith, Jean-Patrick Dalancourt
  • Publication number: 20130170892
    Abstract: A writing instrument includes a nose section that is connected to a barrel housing portion that contains an ink reservoir for holding ink for delivery to a writing nib. A cap may be releasably secured to the barrel housing portion with a first magnetic-mechanical connection assembly to cover the nib to protect the nib from damage and to prevent ink evaporation. Similarly, the nose section may be releasably secured to the barrel housing portion with a second magnetic-mechanical connection assembly for accessing a replaceable ink cartridge that includes the ink reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: PARKER PEN PRODUCTS
    Inventors: David Martin, Leighton Davies-Smith
  • Publication number: 20130170891
    Abstract: A writing instrument includes a nose section that is connected to a barrel housing portion that contains an ink reservoir for holding ink for delivery to a writing nib. A cap may be releasably secured to the nose section with a magnetic-mechanical connection assembly to cover the nib to protect the nib from damage and to prevent ink evaporation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: PARKER PEN PRODUCTS
    Inventors: DAVID MARTIN, LEIGHTON DAVIES-SMITH
  • Publication number: 20130170893
    Abstract: A writing instrument includes a nose section that is releasably connected to a barrel housing portion that contains an ink reservoir, in the form of a replaceable cartridge, for holding ink for delivery to a writing nib. The nose section is releasably connected to the barrel housing portion with a magnetic-mechanical connection assembly to allow easy access to the replaceable cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: PARKER PEN PRODUCT
    Inventors: David Martin, Leighton Davies-Smith
  • Publication number: 20130064597
    Abstract: A writing instrument includes a shell, an ink reservoir disposed in the shell and a writing tip section that is provided on the shell from which ink from the ink reservoir is applied to a substrate. The writing tip section includes a writing tip and an ink feed assembly for delivering ink from the ink reservoir to the writing tip through capillary action. The writing tip is flexible and a flexible cover with the shape of a fountain pen nib is provided for supporting the flexible writing tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: EUROPE BRANDS S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Leighton Davies-Smith, David Martin, Pascal Fruchet
  • Patent number: D694823
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Europe Brands S.à r.l.
    Inventors: Jean-Patrick Dalancourt, Leighton Davies-Smith
  • Patent number: D710448
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Europe Brands S.à r.l.
    Inventors: Jean-Patrick Dalancourt, Leighton Davies-Smith
  • Patent number: D810823
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Scribe Technical Consulting LLC
    Inventors: Phillipe Kermoal, Leighton Davies-Smith