Patents by Inventor Sheila Coughlin

Sheila Coughlin 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: 9044990
    Abstract: The present invention and related disclosure describes greeting cards with moving elements or devices which are operable to create motion in connection with some portion of the greeting card. The greeting card may include a multi-panel greeting card body or a three-dimensional foam greeting card body. At least one movable object is contained upon or within the greeting card body. A sound module having at least one pre-recorded digital audio file saved therein and a motor module are contained and concealed within the greeting card body. One or more switches may be used to activate the sound and motor modules, causing the pre-recorded audio file to play and causing movement of the movable or mobile object. This movement may be up-and-down or “bouncing” motion, spinning or rotational motion, side-to-side motion or any other reciprocating motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Sheila Coughlin, Anthony Begin, Allison Marsh
  • Patent number: D905655
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: David Mayer, April Nemeth, Gary Nelson, Allison Marsh, Katalina Speck, Dave Sapp, Sheila Coughlin, Charles Robert Kelly
  • Patent number: D917417
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: David Mayer, April Nemeth, Gary Nelson, Allison Marsh, Katalina Speck, Dave Sapp, Sheila Coughlin, Charles Robert Kelly