Patents by Inventor Rachel Marie Nottingham

Rachel Marie Nottingham 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: 7917983
    Abstract: A vibrating hair brush for enhanced detangling of hair, comprising a head with a base and a bristle-bearing pad, the pad comprising a motor and a vibrating actuator for generating a vibration movement in the pad, the pad being pivotally attached to the base such that the pad pivots about a pivot axis which is substantially transverse the general longitudinal axis of the hair brush and a method for detangling using said brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Silver Taggart, Jeffrey M Kalman, John Richard Nottingham, John Wilford Spirk, Jay Tapper, Rachel Marie Nottingham, Carolyn Marie McNeeley, Richard Skinner, Brian Douglas Wall, Stephen Lee Wire
  • Patent number: 7865994
    Abstract: A vibrating hair brush for enhanced detangling of hair, comprising a head portion including a motor assembly for operating a vibrating actuator and a plurality of bristles depending from a bristle pad of the head portion, wherein the actuator is disposed for generating a vibrating movement of the bristles in a curvilinear direction generally within a plane parallel to the bristle pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Silver Taggart, Jeffrey M Kalman, John Richard Nottingham, John Wilford Spirk, Jay Tapper, Rachel Marie Nottingham, Carolyn Marie McNeeley, Richard Skinner, Brian Douglas Wall, Stephen Lee Wire
  • Patent number: 7814601
    Abstract: A vibrating hair brush provides enhanced detangling of user's hair. The brush has a bristle pad comprising a plurality of bristles disposed in a brush head. The bristle pad is supported within the brush head by a vibrating motor and isolator assembly disposed for directing a vibratory movement of the motor to a bristle pad movement in a plane generally parallel to a user's scalp. The motor and isolator assembly effectively translate a circular vibratory movement of the offset weight into an elliptical movement of the bristle pad while insulating the vibration caused by the movement of the weight from a handle of the brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Silver Taggart, Jeffrey M. Kalman, John R. Nottingham, John W. Spirk, Jr., Jay Tapper, Rachel Marie Nottingham, Carolyn M. McNeeley, Richard Skinner, Brian Douglas Wall, Stephen Lee Wire
  • Patent number: 7805794
    Abstract: A vibrating hair brush provides enhanced detangling of user's hair. The brush has a bristle pad comprising a plurality of bristles disposed in a brush head. The bristle pad is supported within the brush head by a vibrating motor and isolator assembly disposed for directing a vibratory movement of the motor to a bristle pad movement in a plane generally parallel to a user's scalp. The motor and isolator assembly effectively translate a circular vibratory movement of the offset weight into an elliptical movement of the bristle pad while insulating the vibration caused by the movement of the weight from a handle of the brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Conopco Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Silver Taggart, Jeffrey M Kalman, John Richard Nottingham, John Wilford Spirk, Jay Tapper, Rachel Marie Nottingham, Carolyn Marie McNeeley, Richard Skinner, Brian Douglas Wall, Stephen Lee Wire
  • Publication number: 20090083918
    Abstract: A hair brush for detangling a user's hair comprising a head and a handle, wherein the head comprises an upper part which is connected to the handle, the head further comprising a bristle-bearing pad which comprises a vibrating motor, the brush further comprising an isolator assembly, the isolator assembly comprising a first connecting member for connecting to the bristle-bearing pad and a second connecting member for connecting to the upper part of the head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventors: Jeffrey Silver Taggart, Jeffrey M. Kalman, John Richard Nottingham, John Wilford Spirk, Jay Tapper, Rachel Marie Nottingham, Carolyn Marie McNeeley, Richard Skinner, Brian Douglas Wall, Stephen Lee Wire
  • Publication number: 20090083917
    Abstract: A vibrating hair brush for enhanced detangling of hair, comprising a head with a base and a bristle-bearing pad, the pad comprising a motor and a vibrating actuator for generating a vibration movement in the pad, the pad being pivotally attached to the base such that the pad pivots about a pivot axis which is substantially transverse the general longitudinal axis of the hair brush and a method for detangling using said brush.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventors: Jeffrey Silver Taggart, Jeffrey M. Kalman, John Richard Nottingham, John Wilford Spirk, Jay Tapper, Rachel Marie Nottingham, Carolyn Marie McNeeley, Richard Skinner, Brian Douglas Wall, Stephen Lee Wire
  • Publication number: 20090083919
    Abstract: A vibrating hair brush provides enhanced detangling of user's hair. The brush has a bristle pad comprising a plurality of bristles disposed in a brush head. The bristle pad is supported within the brush head by a vibrating motor and isolator assembly disposed for directing a vibratory movement of the motor to a bristle pad movement in a plane generally parallel to a user's scalp. The motor and isolator assembly effectively translate a circular vibratory movement of the offset weight into an elliptical movement of the bristle pad while insulating the vibration caused by the movement of the weight from a handle of the brush.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventors: Jeffrey Silver Taggart, Jeffrey M. Kalman, John Richard Nottingham, John Wilford Spirk, Jay Tapper, Rachel Marie Nottingham, Carolyn Marie McNeeley, Richard Skinner, Brian Douglas Wall, Stephen Lee Wire
  • Publication number: 20080308118
    Abstract: A vibrating hair brush for enhanced detangling of hair, comprising a head portion including a motor assembly for operating a vibrating actuator and a plurality of bristles depending from a bristle pad of the head portion, wherein the actuator is disposed for generating a vibrating movement of the bristles in a curvilinear direction generally within a plane parallel to the bristle pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventors: Jeffrey Silver Taggart, Jeffrey M. Kalman, John Richard Nottingham, John Wilford Spirk, Jay Tapper, Rachel Marie Nottingham, Carolyn Marie McNeeley, Richard Skinner, Brian Douglas Wall, Stephen Lee Wire
  • Publication number: 20080209648
    Abstract: A vibrating hair brush provides enhanced detangling of user's hair. The brush has a bristle pad comprising a plurality of bristles disposed in a brush head. The bristle pad is supported within the brush head by a vibrating motor and isolator assembly disposed for directing a vibratory movement of the motor to a bristle pad movement in a plane generally parallel to a user's scalp. The motor and isolator assembly effectively translate a circular vibratory movement of the offset weight into an elliptical movement of the bristle pad while insulating the vibration caused by the movement of the weight from a handle of the brush.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventors: Jeffrey Silver Taggart, Jeffrey M. Kalman, John R. Nottingham, John W. Spirk, Jay Tapper, Rachel Marie Nottingham, Carolyn M. McNeeley, Richard Skinner, Brian Douglas Wall, Stephen Lee Wire
  • Publication number: 20080210252
    Abstract: A vibrating hair brush provides enhanced detangling of hair including a head portion having a motor assembly for operating a vibrating actuator and a plurality of bristles depending from a bristle pad. The actuator is disposed for generating a vibrating movement of the bristles in a curvilinear direction within a plane generally parallel to the bristle pad and tangential to the user's scalp. The vibrating actuator comprises an offset weight rotating in a plane generally parallel to the bristle pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventors: Jeffrey Silver Taggart, Jeffrey M. Kalman, John R. Nottingham, John W. Spirk, Jay Tapper, Rachel Marie. Nottingham, Carolyn M. McNeeley, Richard Skinner, Brian Douglas Wall, Stephen Lee Wire
  • Patent number: D629209
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Silver Taggart, Jeffrey M. Kalman, John R. Nottingham, John W. Spirk, Jr., Jay Tapper, Rachel Marie Nottingham, Carolyn M. McNeeley, Richard Skinner, Brian Douglas Wall, Stephen Lee Wire