Patents by Inventor Mark Bartlett

Mark Bartlett 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: 12017838
    Abstract: A container having a pressurized chamber containing a fluidic material and a dispensing assembly coupled thereto. The dispensing assembly includes a dispensing passageway for discharging the fluidic material from the container. A dispensing valve, a tilt valve, and a pump assembly are all operably coupled to the dispensing passageway. The tilt valve is alterable between a closed state in which the pressurized chamber is scaled and an open state in which the dispensing passageway is fluidly coupled to the pressurized chamber. The pump assembly is alterable between a first state in which a variable volume of the dispensing passageway in at a first volume and a second state in which the variable volume is at a second volume that is less than the first volume. Thus, the pump assembly creates a negative pressure behind the dispensing valve to prevent excess fluidic material from being dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Francis Tatu, Daniel Peters, Mark Bartlett
  • Publication number: 20240166409
    Abstract: A squeezable tube dispenser including a body, a nozzle, and a closure component. The body has an interior cavity for containing a substance. The nozzle is coupled to the body adjacent to an open top end of the body. The closure component includes a cover member that defines a cover cavity and a cap member protruding from an inner surface of the cover member into the cover cavity. The cap member defines a cap cavity. The cap member is detachably coupled to the nozzle via a friction fit with the nozzle nesting within the cap cavity of the cap member. The body and the cover member of the closure component are formed predominantly from a fibrous material and the nozzle and the cap of the closure component are formed from a plastic material. The squeezable tube dispenser has no more than 15% by weight of plastic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Francis TATU, Mark BARTLETT
  • Publication number: 20240124213
    Abstract: A dispenser (10) for holding and dispensing consumable products (300). The dispenser may include a first component (100) having a storage cavity (103) containing a plurality of consumable products, a closer member (150) that closes an open end (104) of the storage cavity, and a second component (200) pivotably coupled to the first component for dispensing one of the consumable products at a time. The closure member has a dispensing aperture (160) so that one of the consumable products can fit therethrough and pass onto a cup-shaped member (250) of the second component. Then, the closure member can be altered from a closed state to an open state so that a user can remove the one of the consumable products from the cup-shaped member of the second component. A blocker arm (260) protrudes from the cup-shaped member to prevent additional ones of the consumable products from being dispensed when the second component is in the open state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Juhi SOLANKI, Mark BARTLETT
  • Publication number: 20240000222
    Abstract: An oral care implement with fluid dispensing system includes a head, handle, and intermediate neck. The head comprises plural tooth cleaning elements. A reservoir containing oral care fluid is fluidly coupled to an elastomeric valve nested between a pair of longitudinally spaced protective lamellas on the head. A depressible actuator button operates to dispense the oral care fluid from the reservoir through the valve to the tooth cleaning elements. The protective lamellas formed of elastomeric material are foldable to alternating cover the valve to prevent ingress of external fluids in the oral cavity of the user into the valve to minimize fouling of the fluid dispensing system. Laterally open areas between the lamella allow the oral care fluid to migrate outwards to the tooth cleaning elements. To control the dosage of oral care fluid dispensed, a modular system comprising interchangeable spacer inserts is usable to change and customize the dosage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Erin SPEICHER, Leighton DAVIES-SMITH, Adam VALLEE, Robert BENSON, Mark BARTLETT
  • Patent number: 11840378
    Abstract: A container (100) is provided that includes a chamber (102), a dispensing passageway and a resilient valve (120). The chamber contains a viscous fluidic material. The valve (120) is configured to transition from a normal state to a dispensing state upon a discharge pressure being applied to the chamber (102) to allow the viscous fluidic material to pass through the orifice (131) of the resilient valve and to be dispensed from the dispensing passageway as a string of the viscous fluidic material. The orifice (131) is open in the normal state. The valve is also configured to return from the dispensing state to the normal state upon cessation of the discharge pressure, whereby the resilient valve (120) assumes a pinching state while returning from the dispensing state to the normal state in which the string of the viscous fluidic material is pinched off by the orifice edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Francis Tatu, Juhi Solanki, Scott Demarest, Mark Bartlett
  • Publication number: 20230294119
    Abstract: A system for dispensing a personal care fluid, such as a hand soap or the like. The system includes a dispenser and a refill cartridge. The dispenser includes a dispenser body having a refill cavity and a dispenser lid configured to be coupled to the dispenser body. There may be a pump sub-system mounted to the dispenser lid, or alternatively the personal care fluid may be dispensed by squeezing the dispenser and refill cartridge. The refill cartridge is configured for slidable insertion into and removal from the refill cavity of the dispenser body. The personal care fluid system is designed so that a user can readily and easily change out/replace the refill cartridge for use with a common dispenser, dispenser lid, and pump sub-system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2023
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Kiat-Cheong Toh, Mark Bartlett, Peter Fallat, II
  • Publication number: 20230264862
    Abstract: A cap (100) for a container (120) is provided. The cap (100) may include a skirt (102) component and a seal component (104). The skirt (102) component is formed of a metal material and includes an annular outer sidewall (103) defining a skirt cavity (123) that extends along a skirt axis and has an open bottom end (107). The seal component (104) is formed of a plastic material and includes an annular seal sidewall (111) having a threaded inner surface (108) configured to mate with a threaded outer surface of a neck of a container body (120). The annular seal sidewall (111) may define a neck cavity (113) having a closed top end (104) and an open bottom end (115) for receiving the neck of the container (124). The seal component (104) may be mounted to the skirt (102) component and/or located within the skirt cavity (123) so that the annular outer sidewall (103) of the skirt component (102) circumscribes the annular seal (111) sidewall of the seal component (104).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Kathleen FRISCH, Francis TATU, Hope TOWNSEND, Renee Marie RIETHMILLER, Mark BARTLETT
  • Patent number: 11731810
    Abstract: A container for dispensing a composition comprises a container body extending along a longitudinal axis from a bottom end to a top end, the container body defining an internal cavity for holding the composition. The container body comprises a neck having a container opening open to the internal cavity, a front wall, a rear wall and a pair of side walls extending between the front and rear wall, and a shoulder comprising a pair of first shoulder walls extending between the neck and a respective side wall of the container body, the first shoulder walls extending at a first non-perpendicular angle with respect to the longitudinal axis. The container also comprises a shoulder fitting attached to the neck, the shoulder fitting extending over the first and second shoulders of the container body and including a nozzle extending therethrough, the nozzle open to the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Francis Tatu, Brian Balamucki, Mark Bartlett, Daniel Peters, Xi Chen, Shihui Liang
  • Publication number: 20230076166
    Abstract: An oral treatment device that emits light onto surfaces of a user's teeth. In one aspect, the oral treatment device includes an intraoral mouthpiece. The mouthpiece comprises a lamp support structure comprising a lamp support surface and is formed of a first material. A flexible lamp is mounted to the lamp support surface so that a light emitting surface of the flexible lamp assumes a concave curvature, thereby forming a lamp assembly. A guard component is overmolded to the lamp assembly. In one embodiment, the oral treatment device may be a teeth whitening device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2022
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Scott DEMAREST, Francis TATU, Mark BARTLETT, Stacey LAVENDER, Patrik JOHANSSON, Scott MOSBY, Mark LOWENTHAL
  • Publication number: 20230050501
    Abstract: A closure assembly for a dispenser container comprises a base defining a longitudinal recess and a body configured to be moveably coupled to the base. The base comprises a first seal positioned at a first end of the recess and a second seal positioned at an opposing second end of the recess. The body comprises a first body end and an opposing second body end. A shaft extends from the first body end to the second body end. The body is configured to move between an open position where the body is fluidly connected with the recess, and a closed position where the body engages the first seal and the second seal. The first seal and the second seal are configured to exert a force toward each other in a direction along a longitudinal axis of the body to tension the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2022
    Publication date: February 16, 2023
    Applicant: Tessy Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Jim Weishaar, Mark Bartlett
  • Publication number: 20230029125
    Abstract: A container (100) is provided that includes a chamber (102), a dispensing passageway and a resilient valve (120). The chamber contains a viscous fluidic material. The valve (120) is configured to transition from a normal state to a dispensing state upon a discharge pressure being applied to the chamber (102) to allow the viscous fluidic material to pass through the orifice (131) of the resilient valve and to be dispensed from the dispensing passageway as a string of the viscous fluidic material. The orifice (131) is open in the normal state. The valve is also configured to return from the dispensing state to the normal state upon cessation of the discharge pressure, whereby the resilient valve (120) assumes a pinching state while returning from the dispensing state to the normal state in which the string of the viscous fluidic material is pinched off by the orifice edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Francis TATU, Juhi SOLANKI, Scott DEMAREST, Mark BARTLETT
  • Patent number: 11517762
    Abstract: An oral treatment device that emits light onto surfaces of a user's teeth. In one aspect, the oral treatment device includes an intraoral mouthpiece. The mouthpiece comprises a lamp support structure comprising a lamp support surface and is formed of a first material. A flexible lamp is mounted to the lamp support surface so that a light emitting surface of the flexible lamp assumes a concave curvature, thereby forming a lamp assembly. A guard component is overmolded to the lamp assembly. In one embodiment, the oral treatment device may be a teeth whitening device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Scott Demarest, Francis Tatu, Mark Bartlett, Stacey Lavender, Patrik Johansson, Scott Mosby, Mark Lowenthal
  • Publication number: 20220371814
    Abstract: A container having a pressurized chamber containing a fluidic material and a dispensing assembly coupled thereto. The dispensing assembly includes a dispensing passageway for discharging the fluidic material from the container. A dispensing valve, a tilt valve, and a pump assembly are all operably coupled to the dispensing passageway. The tilt valve is alterable between a closed state in which the pressurized chamber is scaled and an open state in which the dispensing passageway is fluidly coupled to the pressurized chamber. The pump assembly is alterable between a first state in which a variable volume of the dispensing passageway in at a first volume and a second state in which the variable volume is at a second volume that is less than the first volume. Thus, the pump assembly creates a negative pressure behind the dispensing valve to prevent excess fluidic material from being dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Francis TATU, Daniel PETERS, Mark BARTLETT
  • Patent number: 11485551
    Abstract: A closure assembly for a dispenser container comprises a base defining a longitudinal recess and a body configured to be moveably coupled to the base. The base comprises a first seal positioned at a first end of the recess and a second seal positioned at an opposing second end of the recess. The body comprises a first body end and an opposing second body end. A shaft extends from the first body end to the second body end. The body is configured to move between an open position where the body is fluidly connected with the recess, and a closed position where the body engages the first seal and the second seal. The first seal and the second seal are configured to exert a force toward each other in a direction along a longitudinal axis of the body to tension the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Tessy Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Jim Weishaar, Mark Bartlett
  • Publication number: 20220322719
    Abstract: Compositions for promoting intestinal health are disclosed and described. In one example, the composition can include a combination of cyanidins and delphinidins, in an amount sufficient to treat intestinal hyperpermeability. In a further example, the composition can further comprise a prebiotic blend and fructooligosaccharides. Further presented herein, is a method of treating a condition or disorder related to gastrointestinal health in a subject. In one example, the method can include maximizing tight junction integrity in epithelial cells of gastrointestinal tract of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: NSE Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Angela Mastaloudis, Steven M. Wood, Shelly Hester, Mark Bartlett
  • Publication number: 20220281645
    Abstract: A container for dispensing a composition comprises a container body extending along a longitudinal axis from a bottom end to a top end, the container body defining an internal cavity for holding the composition. The container body comprises a neck having a container opening open to the internal cavity, a front wall, a rear wall and a pair of side walls extending between the front and rear wall, and a shoulder comprising a pair of first shoulder walls extending between the neck and a respective side wall of the container body, the first shoulder walls extending at a first non-perpendicular angle with respect to the longitudinal axis. The container also comprises a shoulder fitting attached to the neck, the shoulder fitting extending over the first and second shoulders of the container body and including a nozzle extending therethrough, the nozzle open to the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Francis TATU, Brian BALAMUCKI, Mark BARTLETT, Daniel PETERS, Xi CHEN, Shihui LIANG
  • Publication number: 20220022465
    Abstract: The invention provides for compositions and methods that are useful for repelling birds from crop plants, more particularly repelling birds from feeding on crop plant propagation material, e.g. seeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Mark BARTLETT, Stéphaneé BONNISSOL, Bernard DE VERGNES, Joerg HAHNE, Laurence SOUBIEUX, Joël DIETENBECK
  • Patent number: D935029
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Scott Demarest, Brian Bloch, Thuan Chong Tan, Francis Tatu, Mark Bartlett
  • Patent number: D940328
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Scott Demarest, Brian Bloch, Thuan Chong Tan, Francis Tatu, Mark Bartlett
  • Patent number: D1001290
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Scott Demarest, Brian Bloch, Thuan Chong Tan, Francis Tatu, Mark Bartlett