Patents by Inventor Simon M. Conway

Simon M. Conway 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: 10350628
    Abstract: A fluid delivery device having a trigger actuated sprayer assembly for dispensing a liquid with features such as a bottle with a concavity, a clip around the bottle neck, a sprayer assembly with a bottle filling conduit and a translucent neck window on the sprayer assembly for viewing the bottle filling conduit. The fluid delivery system includes a bottle with a concavity in the side wall attached to a body. A pump in the body receives fluid from the bottle via a fluid inlet conduit and discharges the fluid from a fluid discharge conduit. Also provided is a kit including (i) a fluid delivery device with a bottle, and (ii) one or more fluid refill containers, wherein the bottle and the container(s) include matching indicia of the fluid such that the bottle is only filled from a container with the fluid indicated by the matching indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon M. Conway, Linda J. Babinski, Kate Schreiber, Robert T. Wosewick, Aaron B. Eiger, Evan P. Thompson, Trevor Wesolowski
  • Patent number: 9845171
    Abstract: Containers are disclosed herein that include a reservoir, a handle disposed on the reservoir at an angle defined by a grip axis. The handle is configured for a single grip position and having a midpoint that coincides with a midpoint of a user's grip when the handle is gripped by a user. A first center of gravity coincident with a resting axis is substantially perpendicular to the bottom wall when the bottom wall is placed on a horizontal surface. A second center of gravity coincident with a carrying axis is substantially perpendicular to the grip axis when the container is carried by the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon M. Conway, Linda J. Babinski
  • Publication number: 20170036231
    Abstract: A fluid delivery device having a trigger actuated sprayer assembly for dispensing a liquid with features such as a bottle with a concavity, a clip around the bottle neck, a sprayer assembly with a bottle filling conduit and a translucent neck window on the sprayer assembly for viewing the bottle filling conduit. The fluid delivery system includes a bottle with a concavity in the side wall attached to a body. A pump in the body receives fluid from the bottle via a fluid inlet conduit and discharges the fluid from a fluid discharge conduit. Also provided is a kit including (i) a fluid delivery device with a bottle, and (ii) one or more fluid refill containers, wherein the bottle and the container(s) include matching indicia of the fluid such that the bottle is only filled from a container with the fluid indicated by the matching indicia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon M. Conway, Linda J. Babinski, Kate Schreiber, Robert T. Wosewick, Aaron Eiger, Evan P. Thompson, Trevor Wesolowski
  • Patent number: 9522466
    Abstract: An extendable stick includes an elongate body comprising a first member, a second member, and a third member arranged in a telescopic nesting formation. A pulley system is disposed within the elongate body, wherein the pulley system is in operative communication with the first, second, and third members of the elongate body to extend the first member and the third member simultaneously outwardly from the elongate body and retract the first member and the third member simultaneously inwardly from the elongate body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon M. Conway, Linda J. Babinski, Kate Schreiber, Robert T. Wosewick, Stephen M. Oshgan, Paresh Shroff, Jason R. Gebhardt, Tomasz K. Kasprzycki
  • Patent number: 9505015
    Abstract: A fluid delivery device having a trigger actuated sprayer assembly for dispensing a liquid with features such as a bottle with a concavity, a clip around the bottle neck, a sprayer assembly with a bottle filling conduit and a translucent neck window on the sprayer assembly for viewing the bottle filling conduit. The fluid delivery system includes a bottle with a concavity in the side wall attached to a body. A pump in the body receives fluid from the bottle via a fluid inlet conduit and discharges the fluid from a fluid discharge conduit. Also provided is a kit including (i) a fluid delivery device with a bottle, and (ii) one or more fluid refill containers, wherein the bottle and the container(s) include matching indicia of the fluid such that the bottle is only filled from a container with the fluid indicated by the matching indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon M. Conway, Linda J. Babinski, Kate Schreiber, Robert T. Wosewick, Aaron B. Eiger, Evan P. Thompson, Trevor Wesolowski
  • Patent number: 9498100
    Abstract: An apparatus to retain an article includes a housing, a first jaw, a second opposed jaw, a pivoting ratchet arm, and a lever. The housing is adapted to receive a handle. The first jaw is adapted to pivot with respect to the housing. The pivoting ratchet arm is dimensioned to engage ratchet teeth of the first jaw when in an actuated position. The lever is connected to the ratchet arm and actuating the lever causes the ratchet arm to move into the actuated position to incrementally pivot the first jaw toward the second jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon M. Conway, Linda J. Babinski, Kate Schreiber, Robert T. Wosewick, Stephen M. Oshgan, Jason R. Gebhardt
  • Publication number: 20150136779
    Abstract: Containers are disclosed herein that include a reservoir, a handle disposed on the reservoir at an angle defined by a grip axis. The handle is configured for a single grip position and having a midpoint that coincides with a midpoint of a user's grip when the handle is gripped by a user. A first center of gravity coincident with a resting axis is substantially perpendicular to the bottom wall when the bottom wall is placed on a horizontal surface. A second center of gravity coincident with a carrying axis is substantially perpendicular to the grip axis when the container is carried by the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon M. Conway, Linda J. Babinski
  • Publication number: 20150139721
    Abstract: An apparatus to retain an article includes a housing, a first jaw, a second opposed jaw, a pivoting ratchet arm, and a lever. The housing is adapted to receive a handle. The first jaw is adapted to pivot with respect to the housing. The pivoting ratchet arm is dimensioned to engage ratchet teeth of the first jaw when in an actuated position. The lever is connected to the ratchet arm and actuating the lever causes the ratchet arm to move into the actuated position to incrementally pivot the first jaw toward the second jaw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: S.C. JOHNSON & SON, INC.
    Inventors: Simon M. Conway, Linda J. Babinski, Kate Schreiber, Robert T. Wosewick, Stephen M. Oshgan, Jason R. Gebhardt
  • Publication number: 20150135454
    Abstract: An extendable stick includes an elongate body comprising a first member, a second member, and a third member arranged in a telescopic nesting formation. A pulley system is disposed within the elongate body, wherein the pulley system is in operative communication with the first, second, and third members of the elongate body to extend the first member and the third member simultaneously outwardly from the elongate body and retract the first member and the third member simultaneously inwardly from the elongate body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon M. Conway, Linda J. Babinski, Kate Schreiber, Robert T. Wosewick, Stephen M. Oshgan, Paresh Shroff, Jason R. Gebhardt, Tomasz K. Kasprzycki
  • Publication number: 20140346193
    Abstract: A fluid delivery device having a trigger actuated sprayer assembly for dispensing a liquid with features such as a bottle with a concavity, a clip around the bottle neck, a sprayer assembly with a bottle filling conduit and a translucent neck window on the sprayer assembly for viewing the bottle filling conduit. The fluid delivery system includes a bottle with a concavity in the side wall attached to a body. A pump in the body receives fluid from the bottle via a fluid inlet conduit and discharges the fluid from a fluid discharge conduit. Also provided is a kit including (i) a fluid delivery device with a bottle, and (ii) one or more fluid refill containers, wherein the bottle and the container(s) include matching indicia of the fluid such that the bottle is only filled from a container with the fluid indicated by the matching indicia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon M. Conway, Linda J. Babinski, Kate Schreiber, Robert T. Wosewick, Aaron B. Eiger, Evan P. Thompson, Trevor Wesolowski
  • Patent number: 8746505
    Abstract: A multi-sensory product able to disperse chemical actives using reeds or other wicks, as well as providing a light show is disclosed. The product includes a form-within-a-form design wherein the inner form or vase is able to store the chemical actives, as well as mount the reeds or other wicks. The outer vase complements the aesthetics of the inner vase while at the same time concealing the electronics of the device. The electronics of the device can include a power source, as well as a circuit board for driving LEDs mounted thereon. The LEDs can generate a light show which can be refracted and diffused through the glass or polymer material forming the inner and outer vases thereby creating an aesthetically pleasing and multi-sensory experience through the use of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott W. Demarest, Simon M. Conway, Kevin Harrity, Scott D. Walter, David R. Carlson
  • Patent number: 8690008
    Abstract: A device for dispensing a sheet from a stack of sheets is disclosed. The device includes a holder for receiving a refill container including the stack of sheets. The holder includes a holder base wall and opposed holder side walls extending up from the holder base wall. The refill container includes a container base wall and opposed first and second container side walls extending up from the container base wall. A first flap extends inward from an end of the first container side wall, and a second flap extends inward from an end of the second container side wall. The first flap and the second flap are dimensioned to define a longitudinal dispensing slot of the container. At least one of the first flap and the second flap of the container can flex upward when a sheet is dispensed from the device. In one form, the sheets comprise a thin sponge material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon M. Conway, Michael M. Sawalski, Benjamin J. Paprocki, Scott Padiak
  • Patent number: 8480248
    Abstract: A control circuit for color changing LED devices with volatile active emissions and hidden input jacks is disclosed. The circuit allows the device to use variously sized power adapters, and a plurality of colored LEDs positioned so as to emit a colored light show. The circuit also includes a volatile active dispenser to control volatile active emission rates. A hidden input jack is also disposed to provide additional power as required. Thus, the circuit provides the combination of illumination and/or ambient light, colored light shows, volatile active emission control, and combinations thereof, within a single standalone device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott W. Demarest, Simon M. Conway, Kevin Harrity, Scott D. Walter
  • Publication number: 20110297692
    Abstract: A device for dispensing a sheet from a stack of sheets is disclosed. The device includes a holder for receiving a refill container including the stack of sheets. The holder includes a holder base wall and opposed holder side walls extending up from the holder base wall. The refill container includes a container base wall and opposed first and second container side walls extending up from the container base wall. A first flap extends inward from an end of the first container side wall, and a second flap extends inward from an end of the second container side wall. The first flap and the second flap are dimensioned to define a longitudinal dispensing slot of the container. At least one of the first flap and the second flap of the container can flex upward when a sheet is dispensed from the device. In one form, the sheets comprise a thin sponge material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: Simon M. Conway, Michael M. Sawalski, Benjamin J. Paprocki, Scott Padiak
  • Patent number: D651434
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Simon M. Conway
  • Patent number: D724949
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Simon M. Conway
  • Patent number: D735051
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon M. Conway, Linda J. Babinski, Kate Schreiber, Robert T. Wosewick, Aaron B. Eiger, Evan P. Thompson, Timothy J. Payne
  • Patent number: D750486
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Simon M. Conway
  • Patent number: D778159
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon M. Conway, Linda J. Babinski, Kate Schreiber, Robert T. Wosewick, Aaron Eiger, Evan P. Thompson, Timothy J. Payne
  • Patent number: D811228
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon M. Conway, Linda J. Babinski, Kate Schreiber, Robert T. Wosewick, Aaron Eiger, Evan P. Thompson, Timothy J. Payne