Patents by Inventor Steven D. Davis

Steven D. Davis 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: 11399610
    Abstract: Aspects of hair styling instruments and methods for styling hair into waves and curls have been provided herein. In one embodiment, a system for styling hair includes one or more cases for receiving hair therein, the one or more cases including a base having at least a bottom, a center, and an outer annular wall; and a lid coupleable with the base; wherein the lid and the base form a volume for receiving the hair and wherein at least the bottom of the base and an indented upper portion of the lid each include a plurality of openings to allow flow of air and liquids through the case; and a stand, the stand comprising a base; a center piece extending upward from the base, the center piece configured to receive the one or more cases thereon; and a heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Cali-Curl, LLC
    Inventors: Steven D. Davis, Kevin Hoye
  • Publication number: 20200170318
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments and features of hair styling systems and tools. In one embodiment, a hair styling system comprises a glove, the glove comprising a palm portion with a thumb portion and finger portions extending therefrom, and at least one mounting sleeve on an exterior surface of at least one of the finger portions; and a styling attachment. The styling attachment may comprise a base having a distal end and a proximal end, a receiver on the distal end of the base for receiving a styling tool onto the base, and a coupler for attaching the styling attachment into the at least one mounting sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Steven D. Davis, Kevin Hoye
  • Publication number: 20190387858
    Abstract: Aspects of hair styling instruments and methods for styling hair into waves and curls have been provided herein. In one embodiment, a system for styling hair includes one or more cases for receiving hair therein, the one or more cases including a base having at least a bottom, a center, and an outer annular wall; and a lid coupleable with the base; wherein the lid and the base form a volume for receiving the hair and wherein at least the bottom of the base and an indented upper portion of the lid each include a plurality of openings to allow flow of air and liquids through the case; and a stand, the stand comprising a base; a center piece extending upward from the base, the center piece configured to receive the one or more cases thereon; and a heating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Steven D. Davis, Kevin Hoye
  • Patent number: 10441046
    Abstract: Aspects of hair styling instruments and methods for styling hair into waves and curls have been provided herein. In one embodiment, a case for receiving and styling hair therein, comprises a base having at least a bottom, a center, and a perimeter; and a lid coupleable with the base; wherein the lid and the base form a volume for receiving the hair; and wherein the at least the bottom of the base and the lid each include a plurality of openings to allow flow of air and liquids through the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Cali-Curl, LLC
    Inventors: Steven D. Davis, Kevin Hoye
  • Publication number: 20190142128
    Abstract: Aspects of hair styling instruments and methods for styling hair into waves and curls have been provided herein. In one embodiment, a case for receiving and styling hair therein, comprises a base having at least a bottom, a center, and a perimeter; and a lid coupleable with the base; wherein the lid and the base form a volume for receiving the hair; and wherein the at least the bottom of the base and the lid each include a plurality of openings to allow flow of air and liquids through the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Steven D. Davis, Kevin Hoye
  • Patent number: 8245715
    Abstract: A protective glove and a method of straightening hair are disclosed. In one embodiment, the protective glove includes: (1) a first finger and a second finger for adjacent fingers of a hand, (2) a thermal shield located at least along an inner section of the first and second fingers and (3) a combing system including comb teeth located along the inner section of the first finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Steven D. Davis
  • Patent number: 6006501
    Abstract: A form, fill and seal packaging machine having at least one multi-channel former therein for forming a pair of streams of three side sealed pouches. The at least one multi-channel former includes a shaped top and an open central forming area in which a strip of material brought to the former by a drive means from a roller is bent over and is then folded into a unique figure 8 or infinity sign, tubular configuration as it exits from the bottom. The unique configuration is then side sealed and cut into two tubular elements, which are then bottom sealed, filled, top sealed and cut-off in the machine to form two separate streams of three side sealed pouches. The machine may have a number of separate forming areas therein and the unique tubular configuration from which the pouches are formed is provided by the unique shaped top, open central and exit configurations of the formers, over and through, which the strip of material is bent and folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1999
    Assignee: Winpak Lane, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D Davis, William A Lane, Alvin L Taylor
  • Patent number: 5931345
    Abstract: A dispenser system having a substantially large pouch (20) for holding a substantially large amount of viscous food product for dispensing from a dispenser (122). The pouch is formed so as to include a tear strip (38) to open a funnel-shaped, centrally disposed outlet spout (24) and to be sealingly held in the dispenser. The pouch may include a pair of alignment/holding openings (32, 34) formed on either side of the outlet spout for aligning the pouch in a preferred position in the dispenser, so that a piston-type extruding member (136) may pressurize and dispense predetermined size shots of viscous food product therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Assignee: Winpak Lane, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Lane, Jr., Steven D. Davis
  • Patent number: 5822958
    Abstract: A sanitary fill tube assembly includes an oval fill tube connected between an oval inlet tube and an oval spreader having a hollow interior with a piston valve member reciprocally mounted therein. The piston valve member is actuated by a plunger rod and is guided by a pair of arcuate guide slots formed in the spreader to accurately move the piston valve between open and closed position. The plunger rod and the piston valve member may include elongated internal passages therein and the piston valve member closely fits into a discharge outlet from the hollow interior of the spreader to accurately control and meter material being fed into a pouch. The piston valve member may be provided with a sharpened leading edge to cut off particulate material contacted thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Assignee: Winpak Lane, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven D. Davis
  • Patent number: 5784863
    Abstract: A sanitary fill tube assembly includes a pair of large diameter fill tubes connected to a spreader having a rotary valve system mounted therein. The rotary valve system is actuated by pairs of actuator arms guided through openings in a manifold connected to the fill tubes to precisely move the rotary valve between open and closed position. The rotary valve includes elongated openings therein which are closely matched with and connected to the same size and shape passageways and discharge openings in the spreader so as to more accurately control and meter material being fed into a pouch, and to maintain the overall assembly in a sanitary condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: Winpak Lane, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven D. Davis
  • Patent number: 5634572
    Abstract: A dispenser system having a substantially large pouch (20) for holding a substantially large amount of viscous food product for dispensing from a dispenser (122). The pouch is formed so as to include a tear strip (38) to open a funnel-shaped, centrally disposed outlet spout (24) and to be sealingly held in the dispenser. The pouch may include a pair of alignment/holding openings (32, 34) formed on either side of the outlet spout for aligning the pouch in a preferred position in the dispenser, so that a piston-type extruding member (136) may pressurize and dispense predetermined size shots of viscous food product therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1997
    Assignee: Winpak Lane, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Lane, Jr., Steven D. Davis, Chester F. Robards, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5632416
    Abstract: A pouch for holding viscous food product for dispensing from a specific hand held or similar type dispenser, is formed so as to include a tear strip to open a funnel-shaped, centrally disposed outlet spout formed to be sealingly held in the specific dispenser. The pouch includes a pair of alignment/holding openings formed on either side of the outlet spout for securing the pouch in a fixed position in the dispenser. The invention also includes head seal tooling having a pair of heated jaws which are brought together to simultaneously form the bottom seal of a top unfilled, pouch and the outlet spout and angularly disposed top seals of a filled lower pouch, while at the same time forming perforations for the tear strip, the pair of openings in the lower pouch and cutting-off the formed, filled and sealed lower pouch from the upper pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Assignee: W. A. Lane, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Lane, Jr., Steven D. Davis
  • Patent number: 5596867
    Abstract: A cutoff assembly for a form, fill and seal packaging machine having a fixed blade and a floating movable blade. The movable blade is adjustable horizontally with respect to the machine and the fixed blade so as to accurately cut off formed pouches, passing downwardly, in the vertical direction, through the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1997
    Assignee: Winpak Lane, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven D. Davis
  • Patent number: D372037
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Assignee: W. A. Lane, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Lane, Jr., Steven D. Davis
  • Patent number: D375676
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Assignee: Winpak Lane, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Davis, Daniel A. Rubino
  • Patent number: D386194
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1997
    Assignee: Winpak Lane, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven D. Davis
  • Patent number: D386398
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1997
    Assignee: Winpak Lane, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven D. Davis
  • Patent number: D399512
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: Winpak Lane, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Davis, Alvin L. Taylor, William A. Lane, Jr.
  • Patent number: D843655
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Iron Armour, LLC
    Inventor: Steven D. Davis
  • Patent number: D932101
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Cali-Curl, LLC
    Inventors: Steven D. Davis, Kevin Hoye