Systems and methods are provided for tying material into a bow around an object. The system includes a tying assembly for tying the material around the object into the bow and a jig assembly moveable relative to the tying assembly for positioning the material relative to the tying assembly. The tying assembly includes a first …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): J. Edgar Biggs, III, Eric L. Borrowman
Assignees (initial): Innoventor, Incorporated (St. Louis, US)
Agents: Armstrong Teasdale LLP (attorney)

The application was examined by Shaun R Hurley (USPTO dept. 3765)


  • 1. A system for tying material into a bow around an object, said system comprising …
  • 2. The system of claim 1 further comprising a carousel for storing the material, the carousel …
  • 3. The system of claim 2 further comprising a dispensing mechanism for dispensing material stored …

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Brief Description of the Drawings

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a system for tying a bow. FIG. 2 is a perspective view of a ribbon carousel and a cutting mechanism associated with the system …



The field of the disclosure relates generally to systems and methods for tying a knot and, more specifically, to systems and methods for tying a bow around …

Cross-Reference to Related Application

This application claims priority to U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 61/317,071 filed Mar. 24, 2010, the entire disclosure of which is hereby incorporated by reference in its …

Detailed Description of the Invention

As further disclosed by the described embodiments, a system and a method are described for the tying of a bow with material around an object. The system and method provide …

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Miscellaneous patent data

The published applicant's name is Borrowman Eric L., the applicant's city - St. Peters, state - MO, the grant publication date is Jul. 23, 2013, the grant number is 08491018 (publication number), the exemplary claims include number 1, 16 figures depict the invention details, illustrated by 16 drawings, developed by J. Edgar Biggs, III et al., claims 1-20 comprise the invention scope, the drawings include the following: Perspective view of a system, Systems and Methods for Tying, Perspective view of the cutting, Perspective view of a ribbon, the term of the grant was extended by 147 days, the application was published on Mar. 23, 2011, particularly claims a system for tying material into a bow around an object, said system…, the application was examined by Shaun R Hurley (3765 USPTO department), the recorded inventor's name is Eric L. Borrowman, the inventor's city is St. Peters, state - MO, the primary classification Knotters has been designated to the document, the application number is 13/070,102 (U.S.), located in St. Louis (US), the assignee organization is Innoventor, Incorporated, the known agent's company name - Armstrong Teasdale LLP, the assignee is a United States company, similar classification categories are Rollers, from supports slid from under the articles, Knots, a carriage which reciprocates above the laying station, Swinging knotter frame, Arrangements for initating a forwarding operation, Rotary lateral bill, Turntables, Knotters, Sliding jaw, the invention is titled Systems and Methods for Tying a Bow Around an Object.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under by knotting, Knotters. The designated search classifications include Bow or tassel, Miscellaneous, Cord holders, Knotters, Cord guides.

Patent details
Publication number 08491018
Publication date Jul. 23, 2013
Kind code B2
Application number 13/070,102
Application date Mar. 23, 2011
Application type U
Application series code 13
Extension term 147
National classification 289/2
Total number of claims 20
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 16
Number of figures 16
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