Patents by Inventor Stephen Lee Wire

Stephen Lee Wire 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: 11341557
    Abstract: A method of and system for recommending one or more products to a consumer from a plurality of products, the system comprising: a user interface; and a processor configured to: provide a list of questions for the consumer at the user interface, each question having a defined set of answers; calculate a consumer score for each question using the answer chosen by the consumer at the user interface; calculate a recommendation score for each question, using the consumer score; and select the one or more products for recommendation to the consumer based on the recommendation score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Joanne Louise Cook, Myriam Fessi, Mark Robert Florence, Abid Iftikhar, Jamie Gordon Nichol, Stephen Lee Wire
  • Patent number: 10922576
    Abstract: A method of measuring indications of hair type of a user, the method comprising the steps of: providing a mobile device; providing a reference card, the reference card including one or more reference markers; providing one or more of the user's hairs at the 5 surface of the reference card; acquiring one or more images of said one or more hairs using the mobile device; identifying the path of each of the one or more hairs along the reference card; and calculating the curve of each hair from its identified path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Abid Iftikhar, Georgina Elizabeth Lang, Robert McKeown, Justin Nobuyuki Minow Pinkney, Stephen Lee Wire
  • Patent number: 10856773
    Abstract: A method of measuring indications of hair type of a user, the method comprising the steps of: providing a mobile device; providing a reference card, the reference card including one or more reference markers; providing one or more of the user's hairs at the surface of the reference card; acquiring one or more images of said one or more hairs using the mobile device; identifying the path of each of the one or more hairs along the reference card; and calculating the diameter of each hair from the acquired image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Abid Iftikhar, Georgina Elizabeth Lang, Robert McKeown, Justin Nobuyuki Minow Pinkney, Stephen Lee Wire
  • Patent number: 10660562
    Abstract: A system for measuring the diameter of a human hair (50), the system comprising: a mobile device (20); and a reference card (10) including a hair attachment mechanism (11a, 11b); the mobile device configured to convert an image of a human hair attached to the reference card by the attachment mechanism into a measurement of the diameter of the human hair, using the size of the reference card itself and/or the size of a calibration marker (12) on a surface of the reference card as a size reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Joanne Louise Cook, Myriam Fessi, Morag Fiona Hutcheon, Justin Nobuyuki Minow Pinkney, Robert Lindsay Treloar, Stephen Lee Wire
  • Patent number: 10123957
    Abstract: A transparent cosmetic or personal care composition comprising: a) a polymeric thickener, b) a protein, c) an active material, which is selected from disaccharides, lactones, inorganic salts, diacids and mixtures thereof, d) a solubilizer, e) a pH adjuster, f) a dye g) water wherein the solubilizer comprises a mixture of at least two components, said mixture comprising at least one high HLB component having an HLB value of from 10 to 20 and at least one low HLB component having an HLB value of from 1 to less than 10, and wherein the dye comprises violet, blue, red or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph Calvert, Joanne Louise Cook, Richard Mackenzie Read, Hannah Mary Southey, Stephen Lee Wire
  • Publication number: 20180296129
    Abstract: A method of measuring indications of hair type of a user, the method comprising the steps of: providing a mobile device; providing a reference card, the reference card including one or more reference markers; providing one or more of the user's hairs at the surface of the reference card; acquiring one or more images of said one or more hairs using the mobile device; identifying the path of each of the one or more hairs along the reference card; and calculating the diameter of each hair from the acquired image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Abid IFTIKHAR, Robert MCKEOWN, Justin Nobuyuki Minow PINKNEY, Stephen Lee WIRE
  • Publication number: 20180300581
    Abstract: A method of measuring indications of hair type of a user, the method comprising the steps of: providing a mobile device; providing a reference card, the reference card including one or more reference markers; providing one or more of the user's hairs at the 5 surface of the reference card; acquiring one or more images of said one or more hairs using the mobile device; identifying the path of each of the one or more hairs along the reference card; and calculating the curve of each hair from its identified path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Abid IFTIKHAR, Georgina Elizabeth LANG, Robert MCKEOWN, Justin Nobuyuki Minow PINKNEY, Stephen Lee WIRE
  • Publication number: 20180247365
    Abstract: A method of and system for recommending one or more products to a consumer from a plurality of products, the system comprising: a user interface; and a processor configured to: provide a list of questions for the consumer at the user interface, each question having a defined set of answers; calculate a consumer score for each question using the answer chosen by the consumer at the user interface; calculate a recommendation score for each question, using the consumer score; and select the one or more products for recommendation to the consumer based on the recommendation score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Joanne Louise COOK, Myriam FESSI, Mark Robert FLORENCE, Abid IFTIKHAR, Jamie Gordon NICHOL, Stephen Lee WIRE
  • Publication number: 20180116583
    Abstract: A system for measuring the diameter of a human hair (50), the system comprising: a mobile device (20); and a reference card (10) including a hair attachment mechanism (11a, 11b); the mobile device configured to convert an image of a human hair attached to the reference card by the attachment mechanism into a measurement of the diameter of the human hair, using the size of the reference card itself and/or the size of a calibration marker (12) on a surface of the reference card as a size reference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Joanne Louise COOK, Myriam FESSI, Morag Fiona HUTCHEON, Justin Nobuyuki Minow PINKNEY, Robert lindsay TRELOAR, Stephen Lee WIRE
  • Patent number: 9910027
    Abstract: Method and device for assessing the physical state of a hair fiber by crossing a single hair fiber and comparing a physical attribute of each part of the same fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Myriam Fessi, Alexander James Margetts, Stephen Lee Wire
  • Publication number: 20170273890
    Abstract: A composition comprising: A) a transparent gel base, comprising: a) a polymeric thickener, b) a solubiliser, c) a pH adjuster, d) a calcium sequestrant, e) water, f) an optional protein, g) an optional active material, which is selected from disaccharides, lactones, inorganic salts, diacids and mixtures thereof, h) an optional dye preferably comprising violet, blue, red or mixtures thereof, wherein the solubiliser comprises a mixture of at least two components, said mixture comprising at least one high HLB component having an HLB value of from 10 to 20 and at least one low HLB component having an HLB value of from 1 to less than 10, and B) a hydrogel particle, comprising: a) a matrix, and b) a silicone or blend of silicones, wherein the silicone or blend of silicones has an average molecular weight of greater than 400 Da, and wherein the particle has an average diameter of 0.1 to 15 mm and wherein the silicone is present in an amount of from 5 to 40 wt % by total weight of the particle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Ralph CALVERT, Joanne Louise COOK, Richard Mackenzie READ, Glyn ROBERTS, Hannah Mary SOUTHEY, Stephen Lee WIRE
  • Publication number: 20170273876
    Abstract: A hydrogel particle, comprising: a) a matrix, and b) a silicone or blend or silicones, wherein the silicone or blend of silicones has an average molecular weight of greater than 400 Da, and wherein the particle has an average diameter of 0.1 to 15 mm and wherein the silicone is present in an amount of from 5 to 40 wt %, preferably from 25 to 40 wt % by total weight of the particle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Ralph CALVERT, Joanne Louise COOK, Richard Mackenzie READ, Glyn ROBERTS, Stephen Lee WIRE
  • Publication number: 20170246097
    Abstract: A transparent cosmetic or personal care composition comprising: a) a polymeric thickener, b) a protein, c) an active material, which is selected from disaccharides, lactones, inorganic salts, diacids and mixtures thereof, d) a solubiliser, e) a pH adjuster, f) a dye g) water wherein the solubiliser comprises a mixture of at least two components, said mixture comprising at least one high HLB component having an HLB value of from 10 to 20 and at least one low HLB component having an HLB value of from 1 to less than 10, and wherein the dye comprises violet, blue, red or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Ralph CALVERT, Joanne Louise COOK, Richard Mackenzie READ, Hannah Mary SOUTHEY, Stephen Lee WIRE
  • Publication number: 20160195511
    Abstract: Method and device for assessing the physical state of a hair fibre by crossing a single hair fibre and comparing a physical attribute of each part of the same fibre.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Myriam FESSI, Alexander James MARGETTS, Stephen Lee WIRE
  • Publication number: 20160061602
    Abstract: A self-assessment device comprising an series of rough patches which may be contacted by the user and compared with the roughness of a hair sample in order to provide an indication to the user as to the relative state of the hair sample. A kit comprising a hair care composition and a self-assessment device as described above. A package for a hair care composition comprising a device as described in any preceding claim. A method for assessing the state of hair by contacting a hair sample and then contacting one or more rough patches on a device according to any of claims 1-6 and then concluding as to which of the rough patches has the most similar roughness to the hair sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Myriam FESSI, Stephen Lee WIRE
  • 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
  • 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