Patents by Inventor Matthew Friesen

Matthew Friesen 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: 20180289132
    Abstract: There is described an oral device for augmenting a user's lip. The oral device includes an arcuate body formed such that a shape of the arcuate body is a cast of a shape of at least a portion of a gum of a user. The body has a height such that, when the body is positioned against the at least a portion of the gum, the body does not overlap with at least part of a visible portion of at least one of the user's teeth. The oral device may include retaining members for retaining the oral device in the user's mouth. The oral device may be printed using a 3D printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Stephanie Friesen, John Friesen, Matthew Friesen
  • Patent number: 8528851
    Abstract: A hybrid towel dispenser is provided that is operable in an automatic dispensing mode and a manual dispensing mode. The dispenser comprises a rotatable drum; a motor; a one-way bearing coupling the motor to the drum such that the motor rotates the drum in the automatic dispensing mode and a user can rotate the drum in the manual dispensing mode separately from the motor. The sensor controlling the motor has a sensing path through the user engagement surface of the manual advance assembly. The dispenser can additionally have a manual advance assembly with a lever rotationally coupled to the cutting drum and operable by the user to rotate the drum in the manual dispensing mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Dispensing Dynamics International
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, Bradley Friesen, John Friesen, Andrew Jackman, Lockland Corley, Richard Lalau, Michael Severyn, Alex Tramploski, Joel Keily
  • Patent number: 8511599
    Abstract: Paper towel dispenser apparatus and method wherein one or more targets are connected to a rotatable toweling support roller. A sensor senses capacitance changes caused by the rotating roller and the one or more targets and sends signals to a controller to control rotation of the roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventors: Richard Lalau, Damir Wallener, Lockland Corley, Andrew Jackman, Alex Trampolski, Matthew Friesen
  • Patent number: 8402872
    Abstract: A hybrid towel dispenser is provided that can be operated in an automatic dispensing mode and a manual dispensing mode. The dispenser includes a drum having a retractable knife that extends out of the drum when the drum rotates past a selected position and severs a towel segment from a towel sheet. The dispenser also includes a motor, a manual advance assembly, and a one-way rotational coupling that couples the motor to the drum such that the motor rotates the drum in the automatic dispensing mode and a user can rotate the drum in the manual dispensing mode separately from the motor, using the manual advance assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Dispensing Dynamics International Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, John Friesen, Brad Friesen, Andrew Jackman, Alex Trampolski
  • Patent number: 8297160
    Abstract: A hybrid towel dispenser is provided that is operable in an automatic dispensing mode and a manual dispensing mode. The paper towel dispenser comprises: a rotatable drum that advances a paper towel sheet applied on the drum when the drum rotates; a one-way rotational coupling; a motor coupled to the drum by the one-way rotational coupling and automatically operable to rotate the drum; and a manual advance assembly coupled to the drum and manually operable by a user to rotate the drum. The one-way rotational coupling couples the motor to the drum such that the motor drives the drum in a first direction and does not drive the drum when the manual advance assembly is operated to rotate the drum in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Dispensing Dynamics International Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, John Friesen, Brad Friesen, Andrew Jackman, Alex Trampolski
  • Publication number: 20120125968
    Abstract: A hybrid towel dispenser is provided that can be operated in an automatic dispensing mode and a manual dispensing mode. The dispenser includes a drum having a retractable knife that extends out of the drum when the drum rotates past a selected position and severs a towel segment from a towel sheet. The dispenser also includes a motor, a manual advance assembly, and a one-way rotational coupling that couples the motor to the drum such that the motor rotates the drum in the automatic dispensing mode and a user can rotate the drum in the manual dispensing mode separately from the motor, using the manual advance assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: Dispensing Dynamics International Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, John Friesen, Brad Friesen, Andrew Jackman, Alex Trampolski
  • Patent number: 8082827
    Abstract: A hybrid towel dispenser is provided that can be operated in an automatic dispensing mode and a manual dispensing mode. The dispenser includes a drum having a retractable knife that extends out of the drum when the drum rotates past a selected position and severs a towel segment from a towel sheet. The dispenser also includes a motor, a manual advance assembly, and a one-way rotational coupling that couples the motor to the drum such that the motor rotates the drum in the automatic dispensing mode and a user can rotate the drum in the manual dispensing mode separately from the motor, using the manual advance assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Dispensing Dynamics International Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, John Friesen, Brad Friesen, Andrew Jackman, Alex Trampolski
  • Publication number: 20110215188
    Abstract: Paper towel dispenser apparatus and method wherein one or more targets are connected to a rotatable toweling support roller. A sensor senses capacitance changes caused by the rotating roller and the one or more targets and sends signals to a controller to control rotation of the roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventors: Richard Lalau, Damir Vallener, Lockland Corley, Andrew Jackman, Alex Trampolski, Matthew Friesen
  • Publication number: 20110215820
    Abstract: A delta detection method for detecting capacitance changes caused by relative movement between a physical object and a capacitance sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventors: Richard Lalau, Damir Wallener, Lockland Corley, Andrew Jackman, Alex Trampolski, Matthew Friesen
  • Patent number: 7913945
    Abstract: A two-roll dispenser is disclosed for a plurality of rolls of products, in one embodiment a plurality of toilet paper rolls. The operation of resetting the device to accept replacement rolls of product is achieved by opening the casing. The seer mechanism is also disclosed in one form maintaining a secondary roll of product in a reserve position until a primary roll of product is substantially consumed. The seer mechanism is also disclosed in another form maintaining a casing door in a reserve position until a primary roll of product is substantially consumed. In one form, rolls of product having a partial or split core are utilized to achieve the objects of this disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Dispensing Dynamics International, Ltd,
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, Bradley Friesen, John Friesen, Andrew Jackman, Alexander Tramploski
  • Patent number: 7878444
    Abstract: A two-roll dispenser is disclosed for a plurality of rolls of products, in one embodiment a plurality of toilet paper rolls. The operation of resetting the device to accept replacement rolls of product is achieved by opening the casing. The seer mechanism is also disclosed maintaining a secondary roll of product in a reserve position until a primary roll of product is substantially consumed. In one form, rolls of product having a partial or split core are utilized to achieve the objects of this disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Dispensing Dynamics International, Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, Bradley Friesen, John Friesen, Andrew Jackman, Alexander Tramploski
  • Patent number: 7878368
    Abstract: A center pull towel mechanism having an adjustable iris system where a locking system is configured to enclose the surfaces defining the towel iris. In one form the adjustable iris system automatically adjusts the cross-sectional opening with an adjustable member positioned in the transverse rearward portion with respect to the towlette members interposed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Dispensing Dynamics International, Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, Brad Friesen, John Friesen, Andrew Jackman, Alex Tramploski
  • Patent number: 7866593
    Abstract: A two-roll dispenser is disclosed for a plurality rolls of products, in one embodiment a plurality of toilet paper rolls. The operation of resetting the device to accept replacement rolls of product is achieved by opening and re-closing the casing. The seer mechanism is also disclosed, maintaining a casing door in a reserve position until a primary roll of product is substantially consumed. In one form, rolls of product having a partial or split core are utilized to achieve the objects of this disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Dispensing Dynamics International Ltd
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, Bradley Friesen, John Friesen, Andrew Jackman, Alexander Tramploski
  • Publication number: 20100243696
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a dispenser which in one form is a motorized electric dispenser, designed to be a low-cost device having a reduced footprint. The dispenser electromechanically dispenses a pre-determined length sheet of material to the user, without the requirement of a touchless sensor, or the user needing to directly touch any part of the dispenser while the hygienic portion is functioning properly. In the event that the hygienic portion is not functioning properly, a manual advance assembly may also be utilized. One objective of the device in one form is to provide a variably determined sheet of material to the user in accordance with industry standards, without the use of the standard “touchless” sensors. In another form, the entire roll of material remains sanitary and enclosed within the dispenser until it is dispensed. In one form, there is no “tail” projecting from the dispenser that may be a source of cross-contamination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, Andy Jackman, Michael Severyn, Alex Trampolski, Lockland Corley, Brad Friesen, John Friesen, Richard Lalau, Andrew Ng
  • Publication number: 20100176237
    Abstract: A hybrid towel dispenser is provided that is operable in an automatic dispensing mode and a manual dispensing mode. The dispenser comprises a rotatable drum; a motor; a one-way bearing coupling the motor to the drum such that the motor rotates the drum in the automatic dispensing mode and a user can rotate the drum in the manual dispensing mode separately from the motor. The sensor controlling the motor has a sensing path through the user engagement surface of the manual advance assembly. The dispenser can additionally have a manual advance assembly with a lever rotationally coupled to the cutting drum and operable by the user to rotate the drum in the manual dispensing mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, Bradley Friesen, John Friesen, Andrew Jackman, Lockland Corley, Richard Lalau, Michael Severyn, Alex Tramploski, Joel Keily
  • Publication number: 20090266930
    Abstract: A two-roll dispenser is disclosed for a plurality of rolls of products, in one embodiment a plurality of toilet paper rolls. The operation of resetting the device to accept replacement rolls of product is achieved by opening the casing. The seer mechanism is also disclosed in one form maintaining a secondary roll of product in a reserve position until a primary roll of product is substantially consumed. The seer mechanism is also disclosed in another form maintaining a casing door in a reserve position until a primary roll of product is substantially consumed. In one form, rolls of product having a partial or split core are utilized to achieve the objects of this disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, Bradley Friesen, John Friesen, Andrew Jackman, Alexander Tramploski
  • Publication number: 20090266928
    Abstract: A two-roll dispenser is disclosed for a plurality of rolls of products, in one embodiment a plurality of toilet paper rolls. The operation of resetting the device to accept replacement rolls of product is achieved by opening the casing. The seer mechanism is also disclosed maintaining a secondary roll of product in a reserve position until a primary roll of product is substantially consumed. In one form, rolls of product having a partial or split core are utilized to achieve the objects of this disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, Bradley Friesen, John Friesen, Andrew Jackman, Alexander Tramploski
  • Publication number: 20090266929
    Abstract: A two-roll dispenser is disclosed for a plurality rolls of products, in one embodiment a plurality of toilet paper rolls. The operation of resetting the device to accept replacement rolls of product is achieved by opening and re-closing the casing. The seer mechanism is also disclosed, maintaining a casing door in a reserve position until a primary roll of product is substantially consumed. In one form, rolls of product having a partial or split core are utilized to achieve the objects of this disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, Bradley Friesen, John Friesen, Andrew Jackman, Alexander Tramploski
  • Publication number: 20090206101
    Abstract: A hybrid towel dispenser is provided that is operable in an automatic dispensing mode and a manual dispensing mode. The paper towel dispenser comprises: a rotatable drum that advances a paper towel sheet applied on the drum when the drum rotates; a one-way rotational coupling; a motor coupled to the drum by the one-way rotational coupling and automatically operable to rotate the drum; and a manual advance assembly coupled to the drum and manually operable by a user to rotate the drum. The one-way rotational coupling couples the motor to the drum such that the motor drives the drum in a first direction and does not drive the drum when the manual advance assembly is operated to rotate the drum in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, John Friesen, Brad Friesen, Andrew Jackman, Alex Trampolski
  • Publication number: 20090045211
    Abstract: A center pull towel mechanism having an adjustable iris system where a locking system is configured to enclose the surfaces defining the towel iris. In one form the adjustable iris system automatically adjusts the cross-sectional opening with an adjustable member positioned in the transverse rearward portion with respect to the towlette members interposed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, Brad Friesen, John Friesen, Andrew Jackman, Alex Tramploski