Patents by Inventor William E Fitzpatrick

William E Fitzpatrick 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: 6695869
    Abstract: There is provided a one-piece pacifier that has two substrates in which the second or outer substrate overmolds onto the first or inner substrate. The two substrates for the pacifier form a shield for the pacifier. The outer substrate forms the pacifier's nipple. The pacifier is made by forming a plurality of holes in the inner substrate and overmolding the outer substrate onto the inner substrate to form a nipple and a shield for the pacifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William E Fitzpatrick, Aiden J Petrie, Richard D La Torre
  • Publication number: 20030100922
    Abstract: There is provided a one-piece pacifier that has two substrates in which the second or outer substrate overmolds onto the first or inner substrate. The two substrates for the pacifier form a shield for the pacifier. The outer substrate forms the pacifier's nipple. The pacifier is made by forming a plurality of holes in the inner substrate and overmolding the outer substrate onto the inner substrate to form a nipple and a shield for the pacifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2001
    Publication date: May 29, 2003
    Applicant: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William E. Fitzpatrick, Aidan J. Petrie, Richard D. La Torre
  • Patent number: 4238040
    Abstract: There is disclosed a nursing unit of the type employing a liquid-retention sac disposed in a holder and a nipple, the holder being provided with an annular groove for seating the depending skirt of a snap-on type frictionally secured nipple. To adapt such a nursing unit to receive a nipple which is secured by a screw type retainer a removable threaded adaptor ring is disposed within the annular groove of the holder. The ring cooperates with a threaded nipple retainer to more securely hold the nipple and liquid-retention sac in place, thereby substantially reducing the possibility of accidental or inadvertent removal of the nipple, especially by older infants and, as well, reducing the possibility of leakage of contents from the sac. Existing nursing holders intended to secure a snap-on nipple for use with very young infants can be modified very simply with the instant adaptor ring to now receive a screw down retainer for the nipple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1980
    Assignee: International Playtex, Inc.
    Inventor: William E. Fitzpatrick
  • Patent number: D450126
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2001
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William E Fitzpatrick, Aiden J Petrie, Richard D La Torre
  • Patent number: D303839
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1989
    Assignee: Playtex Family Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William E. Fitzpatrick, Emanuel P. Morano, William J. Craven
  • Patent number: D310567
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1990
    Assignee: Playtex Family Products, Inc.
    Inventor: William E. Fitzpatrick
  • Patent number: D334064
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1993
    Assignee: Playtex Family Products Corporation
    Inventor: William E. Fitzpatrick
  • Patent number: D380836
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1997
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William E. Fitzpatrick, Aidan J. Petrie
  • Patent number: D404137
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald E. Underwood, William E. Fitzpatrick, Aiden John Petrie
  • Patent number: D413387
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William E. Fitzpatrick, Aiden John Petrie, Richard D. La Torre