Patents by Inventor Mark Yoho

Mark Yoho 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: 20200039742
    Abstract: A sealing mechanism for a waste storage container includes a waste storage container that has a body, a lid and a cartridge adapted to be positioned in the body. The cartridge has a continuous length of storage film therein. The storage film emanates through a gap between a rim and a core tube of the cartridge and is folded down through a core opening in the core tube into an interior space of the body of the waste storage container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Richard S. Chomik, Mark Yoho, Stuart Leslie, Taek Kim, Aidan Petrie, Joe Sejnowski
  • Publication number: 20170320662
    Abstract: A sealing mechanism for a waste storage container includes a waste storage container that has a body, a lid and a cartridge adapted to be positioned in the body. The cartridge has a continuous length of storage film therein. The storage film emanates through a gap between a rim and a core tube of the cartridge and is folded down through a core opening in the core tube into an interior space of the body of the waste storage container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Richard S. Chomik, Mark Yoho, Stuart Leslie, Taek Kim, Aidan Petrie, Joe Sejnowski
  • Publication number: 20170282442
    Abstract: A sealing mechanism for a waste storage container includes a waste storage container that has a body, a lid and a cartridge adapted to be positioned in the body. The cartridge has a continuous length of storage film therein. The storage film emanates through a gap between a rim and a core tube of the cartridge and is folded down through a core opening in the core tube into an interior space of the body of the waste storage container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Richard S. Chomik, Mark Yoho, Stuart Leslie, Taek Kim, Aidan Petrie, Joe Sejnowski
  • Publication number: 20170217675
    Abstract: A sealing mechanism for a waste storage container includes a waste storage container that has a body, a lid and a cartridge adapted to be positioned in the body. The cartridge has a continuous length of storage film therein. The storage film emanates through a gap between a rim and a core tube of the cartridge and is folded down through a core opening in the core tube into an interior space of the body of the waste storage container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Richard S. Chomik, Mark Yoho, Stuart Leslie, Taek Kim, Aidan Petrie, Joe Sejnowski
  • Patent number: 9718614
    Abstract: A sealing mechanism for a waste storage container includes a waste storage container that has a body, a lid and a cartridge adapted to be positioned in the body. The cartridge has a continuous length of storage film therein. The storage film emanates through a gap between a rim and a core tube of the cartridge and is folded down through a core opening in the core tube into an interior space of the body of the waste storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Edgewell Personal Care Brands, LLC.
    Inventors: Richard S Chomik, Mark Yoho, Stuart Leslie, Taek Kim, Aidan Petrie, Joe Sejnowski
  • Publication number: 20170001737
    Abstract: A waste disposal device includes a housing and a diaphragm having a plurality of slits. The diaphragm is positioned in the housing to hold a flexible tubing while the flexible tubing is being twisted to encapsulate a waste package that has been inserted into the flexible tubing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: David M. Stravitz, Mark Yoho, Taek Kim, Richard S. Chomik, Stuart Leslie, Aidan Petrie
  • Patent number: 9102467
    Abstract: A sealing mechanism for a waste storage container includes a waste storage container that has a body, a lid and a cartridge adapted to be positioned in the body. The cartridge has a continuous length of storage film therein. The storage film emanates through a gap between a rim and a core tube of the cartridge and is folded down through a core opening in the core tube into an interior space of the body of the waste storage container. The sealing mechanism includes an actuator accessible from outside of the body, a gear assembly operably connected to the actuator, a retaining assembly that holds stationary a dispensed portion of the storage film in the interior space of the body during a twist-closure operation, and a plunger operably connected to the gear assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Chomik, Mark Yoho, Stuart Leslie, Taek Kim, Aidan Petrie, Joe Sejnowski
  • Publication number: 20150068155
    Abstract: A sealing mechanism for a waste storage container includes a waste storage container that has a body, a lid and a cartridge adapted to be positioned in the body. The cartridge has a continuous length of storage film therein. The storage film emanates through a gap between a rim and a core tube of the cartridge and is folded down through a core opening in the core tube into an interior space of the body of the waste storage container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Richard S. Chomik, Mark Yoho, Stuart Leslie, Taek Kim, Aidan Petrie, Joe Sejnowski
  • Publication number: 20150068165
    Abstract: A sealing mechanism for a waste storage container includes a waste storage container that has a body, a lid and a cartridge adapted to be positioned in the body. The cartridge has a continuous length of storage film therein. The storage film emanates through a gap between a rim and a core tube of the cartridge and is folded down through a core opening in the core tube into an interior space of the body of the waste storage container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Richard S. Chomik, Mark Yoho, Stuart Leslie, Taek Kim, Aidan Petrie, Joe Sejnowski
  • Patent number: 8440316
    Abstract: A malodor transmission-resistant plastic finding employment in cassettes housing flexible tubular material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Chomik, Rosemary Knuth, Caryl Yeager, Mark Yoho
  • Publication number: 20120311974
    Abstract: A waste disposal device includes a housing and a diaphragm having a plurality of slits. The diaphragm is positioned in the housing to hold a flexible tubing while the flexible tubing is being twisted to encapsulate a waste package that has been inserted into the flexible tubing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: PLAYTEX PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: David M. Stravitz, Richard S. Chomik, Mark Yoho, Stuart Leslie, Taek Kim, Aidan Petrie, Joe Sejnowski
  • Publication number: 20120152958
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an automated sealing waste disposal apparatus using tubular material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2006
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Richard Chomik, Mark Yoho, Stuart Leslie, Taek Kim, Aidan Petrie, Joe Sejnowski
  • Patent number: 8091325
    Abstract: A diaphragm positioned in a waste disposal device for holding and twisting flexible tubing dispensed form a cartridge housed in the waste disposal device. The twisting of the tubing is accomplished either by rotating the diaphragm and holding the cartridge stationary, or rotating the cartridge and holding the diaphragm. A rotation mechanism is operatively configured to the waste disposal device for rotating either the cartridge or the diaphragm while impeding the rotation of the other. The twisting of the flexible sealably encapsulates a waste package inserted into the flexible tubing through an opening in the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Stravitz, Richard S. Chomik, Mark Yoho, Stuart Leslie, Taek Kim, Aidan Petrie, Joe Sejnowski
  • Patent number: 7958704
    Abstract: A waste disposal device includes a mechanism for scoring flexible tubing dispensed from a cartridge. The waste disposal device comprises a container housing a length of flexible tubing foldingly stacked therein and configured to permit dispensing of the flexible tubing to a predetermined length. The flexible tubing is scored periodically at predetermined intervals for ease of tearing during disposal of waste packages placed in the flexible tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Stravitz, Richard S. Chomik, Mark Yoho
  • Patent number: 7712285
    Abstract: A waste disposal device including a sensing mechanism for delaying the rotation of a cartridge. The waste disposal device comprises a container defining a waste chamber for receiving encapsulated waste in a flexible tubing. The rotatable cartridge contains the flexible tubing. A lid is coupled to the device and is capable of moving between an open and closed position on the container. A rotation mechanism is operatively configured to engage the rotatable cartridge. A sensing mechanism is arranged to allow for delay in rotation of the cartridge until the lid assumes the closed position so that the waste is encapsulated in the flexible tubing after the closing of the lid, and after the subsequent twisting of the flexible tubing about the waste material caused by the rotation of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Stravitz, Richard S. Chomik, Mark Yoho, Stuart Leslie, Taek Kim, Aidan Petrie, Joe Sejnowski
  • Patent number: 7708188
    Abstract: A waste disposal device comprises a container having hamper. The hamper is insertable and removable through a movable door of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Stravitz, Richard S. Chomik, Mark Yoho, Stuart Leslie, Taek Kim, Aidan Petrie, Joe Sejnowski
  • Patent number: 7694493
    Abstract: A geared rotating cartridge for a waste disposal device having a geared rotation mechanism comprising an assembly of gears mounted on the device. The outside wall of the cartridge comprises a plurality of projections forming the teeth of a circumferential gear. The circumferential gear is operatively positioned thereon to interact with the assembly of gears of the geared rotation mechanism to allow for rotation of the cartridge directly by the geared rotation mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Stravitz, Richard S. Chomik, Mark Yoho
  • Patent number: 7629036
    Abstract: A film is provided for use in a cassette. Preferably, the cassette is used in a waste disposal system. The film is a high density polyethylene film resin having both a low melt index and a high density, thereby providing improved odor control capabilities and enhanced tear strength and assembly strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Chomik, Mark Yoho, Jeffrey Brown
  • Patent number: 7617659
    Abstract: A waste disposal device including a cartridge movable by rollers. The waste disposal device comprises a rotation mechanism for rotating the rotatable cartridge. The cylindrically shaped waste disposal device has an inner wall. The rotatable cartridge comprises a cylindrical shape having an outside wall. The rotation mechanism comprising at least two opposingly aligned movable rollers extends between said inner wall of said waste disposal device and said outer wall of said rotatable cartridge. The rollers are engagingly configured to cause the cartridge to rotate upon activation of the rotation mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Stravitz, Richard S. Chomik, Mark Yoho
  • Patent number: 7503152
    Abstract: A replaceable rotating cartridge capable of dispensing flexible tubing coupled to a lid of a container housing the cartridge. The cartridge is configured to accept a waste package insertable into the flexible tubing. The lid contacts an actuation device which actuates a rotation mechanism to rotate the cartridge while holding an end of the tubing stationary, thus sealably twisting and encapsulating the waste package inside the flexible tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Stravitz, Richard S. Chomik, Mark Yoho, Stuart Leslie, Taek Kim, Aidan Petrie, Joe Sejnowski