Patents by Inventor Tomima L. Edmark

Tomima L. Edmark 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: 10032215
    Abstract: The present invention provides a network server with enhanced graphics and improved methods for displaying articles offered for purchase, to allow a purchaser to fully evaluate the article while shopping “on-line.” In a particular embodiment, a virtual showroom associated with the network server may be provided, for displaying first and second articles. A first electronic image representing the first article and a second electronic image representing the second article may also be provided. The second article may be complementary to the first article, such that the second article may be worn in conjunction with the first article. In another embodiment, a user may have the option to overlay the first electronic image with the second electronic image. In a particular embodiment, the second electronic image may include an at least partially translucent depiction of a substantial portion of the second article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventor: Tomima L. Edmark
  • Publication number: 20140067625
    Abstract: The present invention provides a network server with enhanced graphics and improved methods for displaying articles offered for purchase, to allow a purchaser to fully evaluate the article while shopping “on-line.” In a particular embodiment, a virtual showroom associated with the network server may be provided, for displaying first and second articles. A first electronic image representing the first article and a second electronic image representing the second article may also be provided. The second article may be complementary to the first article, such that the second article may be worn in conjunction with the first article. In another embodiment, a user may have the option to overlay the first electronic image with the second electronic image. In a particular embodiment, the second electronic image may include an at least partially translucent depiction of a substantial portion of the second article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Tomima L. EDMARK
  • Publication number: 20120075339
    Abstract: The present invention provides a network server with enhanced graphics and improved methods for displaying articles offered for purchase, to allow a purchaser to fully evaluate the article while shopping “on-line.” In a particular embodiment, a virtual showroom associated with the network server may be provided, for displaying first and second articles. A first electronic image representing the first article and a second electronic image representing the second article may also be provided. The second article may be complementary to the first article, such that the second article may be worn in conjunction with the first article. In another embodiment, a user may have the option to overlay the first electronic image with the second electronic image. In a particular embodiment, the second electronic image may include an at least partially translucent depiction of a substantial portion of the second article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventor: Tomima L. Edmark
  • Patent number: 8078498
    Abstract: The present invention provides a network server with enhanced graphics and improved methods for displaying articles offered for purchase, to allow a purchaser to fully evaluate the article while shopping “on-line.” In a particular embodiment, a virtual showroom associated with the network server may be provided, for displaying first and second articles. A first electronic image representing the first article and a second electronic image representing the second article may also be provided. The second article may be complementary to the first article, such that the second article may be worn in conjunction with the first article. In another embodiment, a user may have the option to overlay the first electronic image with the second electronic image. In a particular embodiment, the second electronic image may include an at least partially translucent depiction of a substantial portion of the second article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventor: Tomima L. Edmark
  • Publication number: 20090222861
    Abstract: A method is provided for displaying a video. The method includes providing a display field on a webpage and displaying an article of clothing within the display field. A first link to a first video is also provided on the webpage. When a selection of the first link is received from a user, the first video is played. The video depicts a human form wearing the article of clothing and performing a test motion to demonstrate performance of the article of clothing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventor: Tomima L. Edmark
  • Patent number: 7346543
    Abstract: The present invention provides a network server with enhanced graphics and improved methods for displaying articles offered for purchase, to allow a purchaser to fully evaluate the article while shopping “on-line.” In a particular embodiment, a virtual showroom associated with the network server may be provided, for displaying first and second articles. A first electronic image representing the first article and a second electronic image representing the second article may also be provided. The second article may be complementary to the first article, such that the second article may be worn in conjunction with the first article. In another embodiment, a user may have the option to overlay the first electronic image with the second electronic image. In a particular embodiment, the second electronic image may include an at least partially translucent depiction of a substantial portion of the second article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Inventor: Tomima L. Edmark
  • Patent number: 7149710
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for conducting a transaction which includes presenting a plurality of gift sets to a purchaser, wherein each gift set comprises a plurality of articles. A selection may be received from the purchaser, the selection comprising at least one of the plurality of gift sets. The method may also include receiving identification information regarding a recipient of the gift set. A notification including a unique identifier may be issued to the recipient. In accordance with a particular embodiment, if the recipient accepts the gift set, delivery of the selection to the recipient may be scheduled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Inventor: Tomima L. Edmark
  • Patent number: 5857219
    Abstract: A hat having elongated support members extending from the exterior of the crown of the hat, for supporting the hat upon the head of the wearer, to prevent the hat from causing any undue adverse affect to the wearer's hair style. An alternative embodiment of the hat further includes a casing having a framing that is either attached to the crown or a brim, which framing may be twisted to collapse the hat into a small compact size and shape. Another alternative embodiment of the hat further includes a layer of material for reducing the ability of the crown of the hat to become wrinkled after the hat is un-collapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Inventor: Tomima L. Edmark
  • Patent number: 5822797
    Abstract: A hat having elongated support members extending from the exterior of the crown of the hat, for supporting the hat upon the head of the wearer, to prevent the hat from causing any undue adverse affect to the wearer's hair style. An alternative embodiment of the hat further includes a casing having a framing that is either attached to the crown or a brim, which framing may be twisted to collapse the hat into a small compact size and shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Inventor: Tomima L. Edmark
  • Patent number: 5800503
    Abstract: An apparatus (2) is provided for producing electrical stimulation to at least one person (10a, 10b) in response to a varying output audio signal (4). The apparatus (2) includes a first circuit (13) which receives the varying output audio signal (4). A second circuit (20), coupled to the first circuit (13), generates a plurality of electrical pulses which vary in response to the varying output audio signal (4). A node (8a, 8b) is coupled to the second circuit (20). The node (8a, 8b) conducts the electrical pulses in order to provide a pleasing variable stimulus to the person (10a, 10b) when the person (10a, 10b) contacts the node (8a, 8b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: SWAK Ventures, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomima L. Edmark, Roland W. Gooch
  • Patent number: 5657490
    Abstract: A hat having elongated support members extending from the exterior of the crown of the hat, for supporting the hat upon the head of the wearer, to prevent the hat from causing any undue adverse affect to the wearer's hair style. An alternative embodiment of the hat further includes a casing having a framing that is either attached to the crown or a brim, which framing may be twisted to collapse the hat into a small compact size and shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Inventor: Tomima L. Edmark
  • Patent number: 5634479
    Abstract: A decorative ornament (10) for displaying a decorative element (12) is provided. Decorative ornament (10) comprises a coupling member (14) for coupling the decorative ornament (10) for display. Decorative ornament (10) further comprises a plurality of holding members (16) having openings (20). Holding members (16) are spaced apart to provide uninterrupted regions (22) between adjacent holding members (16). Decorative element (12) is threaded through openings (20). Decorative element (12) is further drawn through uninterrupted regions (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1997
    Assignee: The Topsytail Company
    Inventors: Gina M. Jordan, Tracie L. Eakin, Tomima L. Edmark
  • Patent number: 5524651
    Abstract: A decorative ornament (10) for displaying a decorative element (12) is provided. Decorative ornament (10) comprises a plurality of holding members (14) having openings (18) separated by spacing members (16). Holding members (14) are spaced apart to provide uninterrupted regions (20) between adjacent holding members (14). Decorative ornament (10) also comprises a coupling member (22) for coupling the decorative ornament (10) for display. Decorative element (12) is threaded through openings (18). Decorative element (12) is further drawn through uninterrupted regions (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Assignee: The Topsytail Company
    Inventors: Andrea G. Young, Tomima L. Edmark
  • Patent number: 5441061
    Abstract: A decorative ornament (10) for displaying a decorative element (12) is provided. Decorative ornament (10) comprises a coupling member (14) for coupling the decorative ornament (10) for display. Decorative ornament (10) further comprises a plurality of holding members (16) having openings (20). Holding members (16) are spaced apart to provide uninterrupted regions (22) between adjacent holding members (16). Decorative element (12) is threaded through openings (20). Decorative element (12) is further drawn through uninterrupted regions (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1995
    Assignee: The Topsytail Company
    Inventors: Gina M. Jordan, Tracie L. Eakin, Tomima L. Edmark
  • Patent number: 5355698
    Abstract: The present invention provides an interchangeable decorative ornament (10) comprising a setting (12), at least one decorative piece (14), a coupler (16), and a fastener (18). The coupler (16) is formed on setting (12) and decorative piece (14). Decorative piece (14) may be removably coupled to the setting (12) by coupler (16). Interchangeable decorative ornament (10) may be displayed on a user by fastener (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1994
    Inventor: Tomima L. Edmark
  • Patent number: D353017
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1994
    Inventor: Tomima L. Edmark
  • Hat
    Patent number: D372573
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1996
    Inventor: Tomima L. Edmark
  • Patent number: D387486
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Assignee: The Topsytail Company
    Inventors: Gina M. Jordan, Tracie L. Eakin, Tomima L. Edmark
  • Hat
    Patent number: D399992
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Inventor: Tomima L. Edmark
  • Patent number: D412218
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1999
    Inventor: Tomima L. Edmark