Patents Examined by B. Gehman
  • Patent number: 4830268
    Abstract: An adjustable folder is disclosed with an overlap to accomodate variable contents. As the quantity of filed paper exceeds the current size of the folder, the overlap is moved to provide additional capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1989
    Assignee: Dennison Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Warren R. Pitts
  • Patent number: 4736848
    Abstract: A package for sealing an article, such as a stopcock, therein includes a substantially rigid receptacle for receipt of the article. There is an open end on said package sufficiently large for access of the article into and out of the receptacle. A retention portion of said receptacle is adapted to prevent rotatory movement of the article therein. A tapered closed end portion of the receptacle receives a part of the article. The open end is adapted to be sealed with a cover after an article is placed inside the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1988
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Raymond Lewandowski
  • Patent number: 4691858
    Abstract: A milk carton blank formable into a liquid tight parallelepiped shaped milk carton. The milk carton blank comprises a generally rectangular shape having a plurality of panel portions formed by a gridwork of longitudinal and transverse fold lines. Cutout portions in oppositely positioned top and bottom panel portions allow the top and bottom panel portions to be folded and sealed with a relatively small number of operations. A perforated tab portion is described which may be removed from a tongue portion of the milk carton to provide a pouring spout. Additional folding lines are described which allow a portion of a top and lateral side panel of the milk carton to be thrust outwardly to facilitate pouring of liquid therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1987
    Assignee: Adolph Coors Company
    Inventor: A. Dean Peer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4690279
    Abstract: A package for oral contraceptives that has the outward appearance of a hair brush. A first compartment serves as a pill storage compartment; it retains a three week supply of pills of the type that are individually packaged under a flexible bubble and collectively mounted on a frangible support surface. The floor of the first compartment is apertured and each aperture is pill-sized and positioned in registration with a pill under a bubble. A closure member such as a hinged lid masks the presence of the pill-storage compartment, but when the lid is open and a bubble is pressed against, the frangible support surface for the pill breaks and allows the pill to fall into a second compartment with an imperforate bottom. The second compartment is enclosed on three sides but open on a fourth so that a pill driven through its frangible support surface may be retrieved from such second compartment by tilting the brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1987
    Inventor: Charles Hochberg
  • Patent number: 4688677
    Abstract: A flip top dispenser box is formed from a single, integral planar paperboard blank which is folded into a generally rectangular parallelopiped, and is sealed along lines of weakness joining an upper and lower portion of the opposed side walls and front wall of the box. The line of weakness along the front wall is characterized by a cut line interrupted by at least two spaced arrays of non-linear perforations, while the line of weakness along each side wall is characterized by a cut line leading to a series of perforations disposed in parallel relationship and at a predetermined angle relative to said cut line. The arrays of non-linear perforations and the series of parallel perforations provide structural integrity for maintaining the flip top dispenser box in its sealed condition, until such time as the seal is broken so as to gain access to the contents of the box by rotating the cover of the box to sever the perforations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1987
    Assignee: Waldorf Corporation
    Inventor: Harry I. Roccaforte
  • Patent number: 4375848
    Abstract: Rectangular panels, such as standing seam roof panels, which have upstanding flanges or seam sections extending along two opposed longitudinal side edges are stacked in a nested relationship. Each panel in the stack is transversely bowed about its longitudinal axis to spread the upper edges of the upstanding flanges or seam sections apart by a distance sufficient to permit the next uppermost panel to be nested between the flanges or seam sections of the lower panel. A longitudinal support member is located under the longitudinal centerline of the lowermost panel of the stack to support that panel in its bowed position. The support member and panel stack are in turn supported on a rigid, flat support base, and straps passing transversely around the support base and panel stack bind these elements into a unitary package for shipping or storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1983
    Assignee: The Wickes Corporation
    Inventors: Harold G. Simpson, Robert S. Wilson
  • Patent number: 4375850
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for retail display of a cassette in a box and for storage of a cassette at home or in an automobile using a flat plastic holder having a window and four protrusions into the window. These protrusions fit into holes in the box. A pair of protrusions on one side, which are longer than on the other side, are inserted into matching holes in the box. As the other side is then moved into the window, the other (shorter) pair of protrusions snap into the remaining holes in the box. The holder has an extension at one end with a hole for receiving a rod of a display rack. For storage, the holder slides into slots on the inside of a case. The extension then seves as a tab for lifting the holder out of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1983
    Assignee: Certron Corporation
    Inventors: William A. Smyth, Graydon S. Carlson, Harold J. Wilde