Patents by Inventor Richard Chomik

Richard Chomik 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: 8523024
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a novel cap and spout closure which provides for spout orientation, sealing, and locking when applied to a container or bottle. The present invention provides for a unique lug and notch assembly, which properly aligns and locks the cap and spout closure onto a container or bottle. The pre-assembled cap of the present invention is useful as a cap and spout for liquid laundry detergent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Piscopo, Alex Szekely, Kevin P. Shutack, Jason Joseph Nikitczuk, Richard Chomik
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110204099
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a novel cap and spout closure which provides for spout orientation, sealing, and locking when applied to a container or bottle. The present invention provides for a unique lug and notch assembly, which properly aligns and locks the cap and spout closure onto a container or bottle. The pre-assembled cap of the present invention is useful as a cap and spout for liquid laundry detergent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: CHURCH & DWIGHT CO., INC.
    Inventors: Peter Piscopo, Alex Szekely, Kevin P. Shutack, Jason J. Nikitczuk, Richard Chomik
  • Patent number: 7500339
    Abstract: The invention discloses a waste disposal apparatus including a waste packet forming device integrated with a tool for cutting the packet, and a method for using the apparatus. The disclosed integrated twist-and-cut system provides an improvement over existing waste disposal systems by reducing steps in the disposal of waste material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Rosemary Knuth, John Rousso, Richard Chomik, John Cichello, David Hayes, Mark Yoho, Jim Simer
  • Publication number: 20080134644
    Abstract: The invention discloses a waste disposal apparatus including a waste packet forming device integrated with a tool for cutting the packet, and a method for using the apparatus. The disclosed integrated twist-and-cut system provides an improvement over existing waste disposal systems by reducing steps in the disposal of waste material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventors: Rosemary Knuth, John Rousso, Richard Chomik, John Cichello, David Hayes, Mark Yoho, Jim Simer
  • Publication number: 20070246465
    Abstract: A waste disposal device comprises a container having hamper. The hamper is insertable and removable through a movable door of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Inventors: David Stravitz, Richard Chomik, Mark Yoho, Stuart Leslie, Taek Kim, Aidan Petrie, Joe Sejnowski
  • Publication number: 20070180798
    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: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventors: David Stravitz, Richard Chomik, Mark Yoho
  • Publication number: 20070175182
    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: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventors: David Stravitz, Richard Chomik, Mark Yoho, Stuart Leslie, Taek Kim, Aidan Petrie, Joe Sejnowski
  • Publication number: 20070157582
    Abstract: A cassette for a waste disposal device, the cassette including an outer wall, an inner wall, a flexible tubing positioned between the outer wall and the inner wall, and a rim having a top surface and a bottom surface. The rim is positioned between the outer wall and the inner wall and extends from a top surface of the outer wall toward the inner wall. The bottom surface of the rim faces the flexible tubing, and the rim includes a plurality of protrusions on the top surface of the rim to engage with a rotation mechanism of a waste disposal device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Inventor: Richard Chomik
  • Publication number: 20070158292
    Abstract: A container for holding a fluid that includes a hollow body defining an inner volume and an elastomeric membrane that is integrally formed with the hollow body forming a unitary container having a vent area. The vent area vents the inner volume such that air is selectively permitted to flow into the inner volume through the vent area and the fluid contained in the inner volume is substantially prevented from flowing out of the inner volume through the vent area. The elastomeric membrane is co-molded with the hollow body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2007
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Inventors: Joseph Clark, Richard Chomik
  • Publication number: 20060251842
    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: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Inventors: Richard Chomik, Mark Yoho, Jeffrey Brown
  • Publication number: 20060249418
    Abstract: A malodor transmission-resistant plastic finding employment in cassettes housing flexible tubular material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Inventors: Richard Chomik, Rosemary Knuth, Caryl Yeager, Mark Yoho
  • Publication number: 20060237461
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an automated sealing waste disposal apparatus using tubular material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2006
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Inventors: Richard Chomik, Mark Yoho, Stuart Leslie, Taek Kim, Aidan Petrie, Joe Sejnowski
  • Publication number: 20060130438
    Abstract: A waste disposal device including a turntable for twisting a flexible tubing dispensed from a cartridge. The cartridge comprises a rigid body formed by a central tubular core open at top and bottom. A surrounding casing wall is positioned to provide a space between the tubular core and the casing wall and a base wall joining a lower end of the surrounding casing wall to the lower end of said tubular core. A length of flexible tubing is packed profusely in a tightly layered mass in the space to constitute a pack surrounding the tubular core positioned in a housing within the waste disposal device. A turntable mechanism is positioned interior to the cartridge housing comprising a support flange. The turntable mechanism is operatively configured to allow for rotation of the flexible tubing dispensed from the cartridge when said flexible tubing contains waste material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Inventors: David Stravitz, Richard Chomik, Mark Yoho
  • Publication number: 20060130439
    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: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Inventors: David Stravitz, Richard Chomik, Mark Yoho, Stuart Leslie, Taek Kim, Aidan Petrie, Joe Sejnowski
  • Publication number: 20060037289
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a waste disposal apparatus including a container having a first end and a second end. A tubing cassette for supplying tubing is mounted proximate the first end of the container. A first sealing member and a second sealing member are moveable between an open position, wherein tubing from the tubing cassette can pass between the first and second sealing members, and a closed position, wherein the first and second sealing members can be activated to create a seal in the tubing. The first and second sealing members are guided by guide pins that travel along stepped channels for moving the first and second sealing members between the open and closed positions, and for pulling the tubing and waste packages through the waste disposal apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2005
    Publication date: February 23, 2006
    Inventors: Richard Chomik, Stewart Schmehl
  • Publication number: 20060032190
    Abstract: The invention discloses a waste disposal apparatus including a waste packet forming device integrated with a tool for cutting the packet, and a method for using the apparatus. The disclosed integrated twist-and-cut system provides an improvement over existing waste disposal systems by reducing steps in the disposal of waste material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2005
    Publication date: February 16, 2006
    Inventors: Rosemary Knuth, John Rousso, Richard Chomik, John Cichello, David Hayes, Mark Yoho, Jim Simer
  • Publication number: 20060021301
    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: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Inventors: David Stravitz, Richard Chomik, Mark Yoho
  • Publication number: 20050274093
    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: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Publication date: December 15, 2005
    Inventors: David Stravitz, Richard Chomik, Mark Yoho
  • Publication number: 20050193692
    Abstract: A rotating cartridge capable of dispensing flexible tubing coupled to a hinged lid of a container housing the cartridge. A rotation mechanism communicating with the lid rotates the cartridge automatically as the hinged lid is closed, thus twisting and sealably encapsulating a waste package inserted into the flexible tubing that is dispensed by the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: David Stravitz, Richard Chomik, Mark Yoho, Stuart Leslie, Taek Kim, Aidam Petrie, Joe Sejnowski