Patents by Inventor Michael Sean Farrell

Michael Sean Farrell 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: 20190167961
    Abstract: Method for targeted application of active agents to a target surface including the steps of: (a) capturing an image of the target surface; (b) transforming the image into a digital geometric representation of the target surface; (c) forming an applicator mask having an applicator surface with a three-dimensional shape corresponding to the target surface; (d) disposing the active agent on the applicator surface of the applicator mask; (e) disposing the applicator mask on the target surface so that the active agent is in contact with the target surface; and (f) removing the applicator mask from the target surface while leaving at least some of the active agent in contact with the target surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Scott Kendyl Stanley, Michael Sean Farrell, Andrew Paul Rapach
  • Publication number: 20190002172
    Abstract: A water soluble container comprises a water soluble shell enclosing a volume. The water soluble shell comprises a set of voxels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties
    Inventors: Travis Kyle Hodgdon, Douglas Michael Graham, Michael Sean Farrell, Corey James Kenneally, Christopher B. Williams, Callie Zawaski
  • Publication number: 20180334642
    Abstract: Active agent-containing 3D articles, for example dryer-added 3D articles and/or washing machine-added 3D articles and/or hair care 3D articles, and more particularly to consumable, single use, water-insoluble 3D articles containing one or more active agents and optionally, one or more auxiliary ingredients, methods for making same, and methods for using same are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Travis Kyle Hodgdon, Mark William Hamersky, Douglas Michael Graham, Paul Thomas Weisman, Michael Sean Farrell
  • Publication number: 20180065310
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a three-dimensional object includes steps of: a) providing a digital description of the object as a set of voxels; b) sequentially creating an actual set of voxels corresponding to the digital set of voxels; wherein at least one voxel comprises a composition comprising between about 35 and about 100 wt. % of a polymer selected from the group consisting of nonionic PEG homopolymers, PEG copolymers, and mixtures thereof; the polymer having an average molecular weight of between about 1,000 and about 95,000 AMU; and between about 0 and about 65 wt. % of a filler, wherein the filler is a solid at a temperature of above about 75 C, wherein the composition has a Melt Flow Index of between about 0.1 and about 50 g/10 min when measured at 70 C under a 1.2 kg load using a half-die according to ASTM D1238-13.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Travis Kyle Hodgdon, Freddy Arthur Barnabas, Michael Sean Farrell, Charles John Berg, JR.
  • Publication number: 20170354805
    Abstract: A method for forming an applicator comprises steps of: creating a digital geometric representation of the structure, the target structure having a flatness ratio; forming the applicator using the digital geometric representation of the target structure, the applicator having a target structure contacting surface; and disposing an active agent upon the target structure contacting surface of the applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Scott Kendyl Stanley, Michael Sean Farrell, Andrew Paul Rapach
  • Publication number: 20170354806
    Abstract: An applicator comprises a first structural element which has a shape determined according to a digital geometric representation of a target structure, the applicator further comprises an active agent located according to a diagnostic scan of the target structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Scott Kendyl Stanley, Michael Sean Farrell, Andrew Paul Rapach
  • Publication number: 20170043047
    Abstract: The invention relates to a volatile composition dispenser. The volatile composition dispenser comprises a sealed reservoir containing a volatile composition, a membrane surrounding at least part of the sealed reservoir, and a rupture mechanism formed of a single piece of plastic located between the membrane and the sealed reservoir. The rupture mechanism comprises a support, and a movable portion attached to the support at a proximal end of the movable portion by at least one connection member. The connection member has a depth less than the depth of the movable portion and/or a width less than the width of the movable portion. One or more rupture elements are located at a distal end of the movable portion, wherein the distal end of the movable portion is movable relative to the support upon activation. Upon activation of the rupture mechanism, the one or more rupture elements are moved into contact with the reservoir such that they puncture the reservoir to release the volatile composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Wolfram BECK, Lifang NIU, Herman William MEYER, Keri Marsh ARINSMIER, Michael Sean FARRELL, Stefano DEFLORIAN
  • Publication number: 20160284032
    Abstract: A method for the distributed manufacturing of an object includes steps of: providing one or more data files for at least one object associated with a branded product and/or service; including the object, images of the object, and/or references to the object, in marketing materials for the branded product or service; providing access to the one or more files via a network in exchange for traffic to a network location associated with the branded product and/or service; and having the objects manufactured using the one or more files accessed over the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Charles John Berg, JR., Michael Sean Farrell, David Kent Mattheis
  • Patent number: 8813998
    Abstract: A dispenser for sanitary tissue products is provided. The dispenser comprises a housing defining a cavity configured to receive sanitary tissue products therein and an opening defined in the housing. The sanitary tissue products within the cavity are configured to be dispensed through the opening. The opening is defined by a first portion having a first width, a second portion having a second width, and a third portion having a third width. The third portion extends between the first portion and the second portion. The first width and the second width are both larger than the third width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Emma Lynn Sartini, Kyoko Mignot, Michael Sean Farrell, Nicholas August Vitucci
  • Publication number: 20130313272
    Abstract: A pour assist device. The pour assist device can include an outlet and a closure receiver proximal the outlet. The pour assist device can include a container support shroud extending from the closure receiver. The container support shroud can have an interior surface sized and dimensioned to envelop at least a part of a container. The container support shroud can include a connecting member proximal the closure receiver. The pour assist device can include a handle extending from the container support shroud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: Jennifer Claire JARVIS, Robb Eric Olsen, Kyle Vincent Zink, Lauren Michelle Riesenberg, Kerry Lloyd Weaver, Michael Sean Farrell
  • Publication number: 20120273514
    Abstract: A dispenser for sanitary tissue products is provided. The dispenser comprises a housing defining a cavity configured to receive sanitary tissue products therein and an opening defined in the housing. The sanitary tissue products within the cavity are configured to be dispensed through the opening. The opening is defined by a first portion having a first width, a second portion having a second width, and a third portion having a third width. The third portion extends between the first portion and the second portion. The first width and the second width are both larger than the third width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Emma Lynn Sartini, Kyoko Mignot, Michael Sean Farrell, Nicholas August Vitucci
  • Publication number: 20120261537
    Abstract: In one form of the present disclosure, a mount for a container is provided. The container comprises a recessed bottom surface at least partially surrounded by a wall extending therefrom. The wall comprises a projection extending therefrom in a direction transverse to a plane of a side of the wall. The mount comprises a base and a tab extending from the base. The tab is configured to be positioned at least partially intermediate the projection and the recessed bottom surface to retain the mount to the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Sean Farrell, Chelsea Faith McLemore, Emma Lynn Sartini, Ashley Lynn Kuntz
  • Publication number: 20120261436
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing a paper product and another item comprises a body defining a slot therein. The slot is configured to receive a bar therethrough. The body comprises a back and an adjustment assembly. A portion of the adjustment assembly is positioned within the slot and is biased away from the back. The body comprises a top comprising a tab extending therefrom. The tab is configured to engage a portion of a container configured to receive one or more of the items. The apparatus comprises a paper product hanger extending from the body. The paper product hanger is configured to receive a paper product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Sean Farrell
  • Publication number: 20120261505
    Abstract: Dispensers for a paper product and another item are provided. One dispenser comprises a body comprising a first side, a second side, and a receiving cavity defined within the body. The dispenser also comprises a door movable between a first position and a second position. When the door is in the first position, access to at least a portion of the cavity is provided, and when the door is in the second position, access to the portion of the cavity is not provided. The dispenser also comprises an aperture extending through the body from the first side to the second side. The aperture is configured to receive a portion of a first paper product bar therethrough. The dispenser also comprises a second paper product bar engaged with the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Sara Ann Buelow, Nicholas August Vitucci, Michael Sean Farrell, Laura Lynn Heilman
  • Publication number: 20120261506
    Abstract: A dispenser for a paper product and another item is configured to be engaged with a paper product roll holder. The dispenser comprises an arcuate body comprising a front side, a back side, a first end, a second end configured to engage a wall, a first side comprising a first paper product bar receiving member, and a second side comprising a second paper product bar receiving member. The dispenser comprises a paper product bar extending at least between the first side and the second side and engaged with the first paper product bar receiving member and the second paper product bar receiving member and a retention assembly slidably engaged with the back side of the body and movable between a first position and a second position. The retention assembly is configured to engage the paper product roll holder. A cavity configured to receive the item is defined in the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Sara Ann Buelow, Nicholas August Vitucci, Michael Sean Farrell
  • Publication number: 20110309097
    Abstract: A container having a base and a single-hinged lid. The base has one or more walls that define an interior volume and an opening that permits access to the interior volume. The single-hinged lid is movably attached to the base and the lid at least partially covers the opening in a closed state and permits a user access to the opening in an open state. The lid is transitionable from the closed state to an open state upon the user applying a net downward force to the lid that covers the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventors: Laura Lynn Heilman, Michael Sean Farrell, Gerald Boyd Zinnbauer
  • Patent number: 8062245
    Abstract: An applicator for a feminine hygiene product is provided. The applicator includes a barrel portion, a grip portion, and a plunger. The barrel portion can be rotatably connected to the grip portion, wherein the barrel portion is adapted to rotate relative to the grip portion. Also provided is a method for orienting a feminine hygiene product within a vagina.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Diana Lynn Gann, Margaret Henderson Hasse, Paul Gregory Methven, Kerry Lloyd Weaver, Michael Sean Farrell, Dale Edwin Barker, Dan Raymond Wiegele
  • Patent number: D616751
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ada Ho Yau Ko, Michael Sean Farrell, Norio Fujikawa
  • Patent number: D731321
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Michael Sean Farrell, William Michael Cannon, John William Koenig
  • Patent number: D790342
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Michael Sean Farrell, William Michael Cannon, John William Koenig