Patents by Inventor Terry Kovara

Terry Kovara 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).

  • Publication number: 20080048050
    Abstract: An automated sprayer for spraying the walls of a shower enclosure with a liquid cleanser dispenses the cleanser using a pump and rotatable spray head. A motor drives the pump and rotates the spray head. The sprayer has a showerhead mountable housing with a hanger. The housing supports a bottle of cleanser in an inverted fashion. Cleanser is delivered from the bottle through a cleanser conduit in the piercing post into a well of the housing. The bottle is vented from the well through an air vent path in the piercing post or from a well vent outlet through the air vent path in the piercing post. An outlet valve in the well permits outflow of cleanser from the well. Various bottle caps and bottle closures are also provided to improve venting and/or limit cleanser leakage from the bottle when the bottle is installed in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventors: Amber Mazooji, Terry Kovara, Peter Neumann, David Leifheit, Michael Allen, Paul Blankenship, Lawrence Pillion
  • Publication number: 20070042149
    Abstract: Bottles made of metallocene polypropylene (mPP) for storage and dispensing reservoirs for fragrance compositions, in particular fragrance oils, are described. The mPP bottles can be used in warmer units for slow release dispensing of the fragrance therein. The metallocene polypropylene bottles can be produced by extrusion or injection blow molding, injection molding, injection stretch blow molding (single or two stage), or other suitable molding process. The mPP bottles may optionally have at least one barrier coating layer and/or adhering layer. The mPP bottles may optionally be fluorinated. The mPP bottles have good clarity and possess the required physical properties needed when the bottles are filled on a production line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2005
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Applicant: S.C. JOHNSON & SON, INC.
    Inventors: John Trent, Francis Randall, Terry Kovara, James Runkel
  • Publication number: 20060157500
    Abstract: An automated sprayer for spraying the walls of a shower enclosure with a liquid cleanser dispenses the cleanser using a pump and rotatable spray head. A motor drives the pump and rotates the spray head. The sprayer has a showerhead mountable housing with a hanger. The housing supports a bottle of cleanser in an inverted fashion. Cleanser is delivered from the bottle through a cleanser conduit in the piercing post into a well of the housing. The bottle is vented from the well through an air vent path in the piercing post or from a well vent outlet through the air vent path in the piercing post. An outlet valve in the well permits outflow of cleanser from the well. Various bottle caps and bottle closures are also provided to improve venting and/or limit cleanser leakage from the bottle when the bottle is installed in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2006
    Publication date: July 20, 2006
    Inventors: Amber Mazooji, Terry Kovara, Peter Neumann, David Leifheit, Michael Allen, Paul Blankenship, Lawrence Pillion
  • Publication number: 20060123529
    Abstract: Devices for dispensing cleaning chemicals from under the rim of a toilet bowl are suspended from either an open bottom toilet bowl rim or a toilet bowl rim with bottom wall holes, using a brush or brush-like suspender. Bristles of the brush flex together to permit the brush to extend into toilet bowl rim holes or an entrance of an open bottom rim. They then expand away from each other to retain the dispenser directly under the rim, in an essentially hidden manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2004
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Simon Conway, Stephen Schwallie, Terry Kovara
  • Publication number: 20050127204
    Abstract: The invention relates to an automated sprayer for spraying the walls of a bath and shower enclosure with a cleanser. The sprayer has a housing that can be mounted inside the shower enclosure and that defines a tray in which an inverted bottle of cleanser is stored. The bottom of the tray has a tube extending downwardly along a longitudinal axis through which the cleanser can pass. A motorized head disposed beneath the tube can be rotated about the axis for metering cleanser from the bottle and spraying cleanser outward. The sprayer includes timer circuitry that delays commencement of a spray for a set time and automatically stops spraying after a predetermined period. The sprayer also includes a system for signaling the beginning of a spray cycle including audio and visual alarms. The invention focuses on methods of using such equipment, as well as a container for supplying such equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Inventors: Brian Linstedt, Keith Gausmann, Cathal Fahy, Luke Stonis, Dale Aberegg, Michael Fryan, Padma Varanasi, Steven Zach, Peter Neumann, Craig Shiesley, Terry Kovara
  • Publication number: 20050047991
    Abstract: A method of reducing light-induced degradation of alkaline hypochlorite solutions when packaged in a container which is in whole or in part transparent or semi-transparent is described. The method involves incorporating at least one UV blocker and at least one tinting agent in at least the transparent or semi-transparent portion of the container, incorporating a UV blocker-tinting agent combination in a wrap which overlays at least the transparent or semi-transparent portion of the container or incorporating at least one UV blocker and at least one tinting agent in a container and/or a wrap overlaying the container. The container and wrap is composed of plastic such as polyethylene terephthalate, polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, or polyvinyl chloride. The UV blocker is present in a concentration of about 0.01-2.0% by weight. The tinting agent is present in a concentration of about 0.01-2.0% by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2003
    Publication date: March 3, 2005
    Inventors: Wayne Rees, Terry Kovara
  • Publication number: 20050047990
    Abstract: A method of reducing light-induced degradation of stabilized hypochlorite solutions when packaged in a container which is in whole or in part transparent or semi-transparent is described. The method involves incorporating at least one UV blocker in at least the transparent or semi-transparent portion of the container or incorporating a UV blocker in a wrap which overlays at least the transparent or semi-transparent portion of the container. The container or wrap is composed of plastic such as polyethylene terephthalate, polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene or polyvinyl chloride. The UV blocker is present in a concentration of about 0.01-2.0% by weight and serves to provide reduction in transmission of UV light in a wavelength range of from about 300-400 nm. The stabilized hypochlorite solution is a buffered aqueous combination of mono-N-chlorosulfamate and di-N-chlorosulfamate salts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2003
    Publication date: March 3, 2005
    Inventors: Wayne Rees, Terry Kovara, Susan Cooper