Patents by Inventor Thomas J. Laughlin

Thomas J. Laughlin 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: 20200074490
    Abstract: Endogenous and exogenous variables associated with an item for sale by an affiliate may be displayed to a user of an affiliate decision-making tool. In response to the user selecting one of the endogenous variables, the affiliate decision-making tool may compute a number of introductions, a number of leads, and a number of sales for each of a plurality of possible values of the endogenous variable. The computation may be done utilizing a display position algorithm. A visualization of effects of setting the endogenous variable at different levels may be presented. The user may interact with the display position algorithm to vary one or more of the plurality of possible values of the endogenous variable such that the affiliate is eligible or disqualified to be displayed by an intermediary in response to a search for the item by a visitor of a network site owned and operated by the intermediary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Michael D. Swinson, Jason McBride, Isaac Lemon Laughlin, Thomas J. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10482485
    Abstract: Endogenous and exogenous variables associated with an item for sale by an affiliate may be displayed to a user of an affiliate decision-making tool. In response to the user selecting one of the endogenous variables, the affiliate decision-making tool may compute a number of introductions, a number of leads, and a number of sales for each of a plurality of possible values of the endogenous variable. The computation may be done utilizing a display position algorithm. A visualization of effects of setting the endogenous variable at different levels may be presented. The user may interact with the display position algorithm to vary one or more of the plurality of possible values of the endogenous variable such that the affiliate is eligible or disqualified to be displayed by an intermediary in response to a search for the item by a visitor of a network site owned and operated by the intermediary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: TrueCar, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Swinson, Jason McBride, Isaac Lemon Laughlin, Thomas J. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 7082948
    Abstract: In a system for coating human skin, a chemical composition, such as a cosmetic or medical formulation, is uniformly coated over the entire body or selected parts of the body of the person being coated. The system includes atomization of the coating composition, containment of the atomized spray, and residual recovery which together yield a novel method for applying chemical compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Laughlin Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Laughlin
  • Patent number: 7041089
    Abstract: In a system for coating human skin, a coating composition, such as a cosmetic or medical formulation, is uniformly coated over the entire body or selected parts of the body of the person being coated. The system includes atomization of the coating composition, containment of the atomized spray, and residual recovery which together yield a novel method for applying coating compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Laughlin Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Laughlin
  • Patent number: 6899108
    Abstract: In a system for coating human skin, a chemical composition, such as a cosmetic or medical formulation, is uniformly coated over the entire body or selected parts of the body of the person being coated. The system includes atomization of the coating composition, containment of the atomized spray, and residual recovery which together yield a novel method for applying chemical compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Laughlin Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Laughlin
  • Patent number: 6886572
    Abstract: In a system for coating human skin, a chemical composition, such as a cosmetic or medical formulation, is uniformly coated over the entire body or selected parts of the body of the person being coated. The system includes atomization of the coating composition, containment of the atomized spray, and residual recovery which together yield a novel method for applying chemical compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Laughlin Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Laughlin
  • Patent number: 6881417
    Abstract: In a system for coating human skin, a chemical composition, such as a cosmetic or medical formulation, is uniformly coated over the entire body or selected parts of the body of the person being coated. The system includes atomization of the coating composition, containment of the atomized spray, and residual recovery which together yield a novel method for applying chemical compositions. An improved self-tanning composition is useful in conjunction with the system is also disclosed. Also disclosed is a plural component self-tanning system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: Laughlin Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Laughlin
  • Publication number: 20040241106
    Abstract: In a system for coating human skin, a chemical composition, such as a cosmetic or medical formulation, is uniformly coated over the entire body or selected parts of the body of the person being coated. The system includes atomization of the coating composition, containment of the atomized spray, and residual recovery which together yield a novel method for applying chemical compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Applicant: Laughlin Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Laughlin
  • Patent number: 6799580
    Abstract: In a system for coating human skin, a chemical composition, such as a cosmetic or medical formulation, is uniformly coated over the entire body or selected parts of the body of the person being coated. The system includes atomization of the coating composition, containment of the atomized spray, and residual recovery which together yield a novel method for applying chemical compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Laughlin Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Laughlin
  • Patent number: 6782893
    Abstract: In a system for coating human skin, a chemical composition, such as a cosmetic or medical formulation, is uniformly coated over the entire body or selected parts of the body of the person being coated. The system includes atomization of the coating composition, containment of the atomized spray, and residual recovery which together yield a novel method for applying chemical compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Laughlin Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Laughlin
  • Publication number: 20040089315
    Abstract: In a system for coating human skin, a chemical composition, such as a cosmetic or medical formulation, is uniformly coated over the entire body or selected parts of the body of the person being coated. The system includes atomization of the coating composition, containment of the atomized spray, and residual recovery which together yield a novel method for applying chemical compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2003
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Applicant: Laughlin Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Laughlin
  • Patent number: 6656455
    Abstract: In a system for coating human skin, a chemical composition, such as a cosmetic or medical formulation, is uniformly coated over the entire body or selected parts of the body of the person being coated. The system includes atomization of the coating composition, containment of the atomized spray, and residual recovery which together yield a novel method for applying chemical compositions. An improved self-tanning composition is useful in conjunction with system is also disclosed. Also disclosed is a plural component self-tanning system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: Laughlin Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Laughlin
  • Publication number: 20030094510
    Abstract: In a system for coating human skin, a coating composition, such as a cosmetic or medical formulation, is uniformly coated over the entire body or selected parts of the body of the person being coated. The system includes atomization of the coating composition, containment of the atomized spray, and residual recovery which together yield a novel method for applying coating compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2002
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Inventor: Thomas J. Laughlin
  • Publication number: 20030019504
    Abstract: In a system for coating human skin, a chemical composition, such as a cosmetic or medical formulation, is uniformly coated over the entire body or selected parts of the body of the person being coated. The system includes atomization of the coating composition, containment of the atomized spray, and residual recovery which together yield a novel method for applying chemical compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2002
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Inventor: Thomas J. Laughlin
  • Publication number: 20030003124
    Abstract: In a system for coating human skin, a chemical composition, such as a cosmetic or medical formulation, is uniformly coated over the entire body or selected parts of the body of the person being coated. The system includes atomization of the coating composition, containment of the atomized spray, and residual recovery which together yield a novel method for applying chemical compositions. An improved self-tanning composition is useful in conjunction with system is also disclosed. Also disclosed is a plural component self-tanning system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2002
    Publication date: January 2, 2003
    Applicant: Laughlin Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Laughlin
  • Publication number: 20030000539
    Abstract: In a system for coating human skin, a chemical composition, such as a cosmetic or medical formulation, is uniformly coated over the entire body or selected parts of the body of the person being coated. The system includes atomization of the coating composition, containment of the atomized spray, and residual recovery which together yield a novel method for applying chemical compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2002
    Publication date: January 2, 2003
    Applicant: Laughlin Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Laughlin
  • Publication number: 20020195119
    Abstract: In a system for coating human skin, a chemical composition, such as a cosmetic or medical formulation, is uniformly coated over the entire body or selected parts of the body of the person being coated. The system includes atomization of the coating composition, containment of the atomized spray, and residual recovery which together yield a novel method for applying chemical compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2002
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Inventor: Thomas J. Laughlin
  • Patent number: 6474343
    Abstract: In a system for coating human skin, a chemical composition, such as a cosmetic or medical formulation, is uniformly coated over the entire body or selected parts of the body of the person being coated. The system includes atomization of the coating composition, containment of the atomized spray, and residual recovery which together yield a novel method for applying chemical compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Laughlin Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Laughlin
  • Patent number: 6468508
    Abstract: In a system for coating human skin, a chemical composition, such as a cosmetic or medical formulation, is uniformly coated over the entire body or selected parts of the body of the person being coated. The system includes atomization of the coating composition, containment of the atomized spray, and residual recovery which together yield a novel method for applying chemical compositions. An improved self-tanning composition is useful in conjunction with system is also disclosed. Also disclosed is a method of preconditioning the skin prior to applying the self-tanning composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Laughlin Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Laughlin
  • Patent number: 6446635
    Abstract: In a system for coating human skin, a chemical composition, such as a cosmetic or medical formulation, is uniformly coated over the entire body or selected parts of the body of the person being coated. The system includes atomization of the coating composition, containment of the atomized spray, and residual recovery which together yield a novel method for applying chemical compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Laughlin Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Laughlin