Patents Represented by Law Firm Gifford, Groh, Sprinkler, Patmore and Anderson
  • Patent number: 5377873
    Abstract: A twist-to-open dispensing closure has a cap which threads directly onto the container neck. A bead at the bottom of the cap skirt snaps over a flange on the container neck for primary retention of the cap on the container neck. An upwardly projecting lug on the cap bead cooperates with a pair of axially extending walls on the container flange to give the user, while unthreading the cap, a sense of approaching the open, dispensing position of the closure and the cap locks in this dispensing position against further rotation, preventing accidental removal of the cap by snapping the cap bead over the container neck flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1995
    Assignee: Sunbeam Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Minnette
  • Patent number: 5111554
    Abstract: A hold-down strap for holding a tarp or the like comprises an elongated pliable body portion and two end portions fitted to the body portion. The end portions are elastic and are preferably composed of an elastomeric compound or a natural rubber. Along the free end of each end portion are situated a plurality of eyelet fasteners. Along the side edges of the body portion are fitted a plurality of eyelet fasteners. The body portion is itself composed of a webbed material such as cloth or a resin-permeated fiber glass mat. Cord may be used to interconnect the eyelets of one strap with those of another strap, with a tarp, or with a fixed object to thereby hold down a tarp or a similar covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1992
    Inventor: Ronald L. Sweers