Patents Examined by Bruce H. Bernstein
  • Patent number: 4103820
    Abstract: A carton having an insert of printed matter is disclosed. The insert is affixed or adhered to one or more of the carton flaps on the interior surface thereof and is provided with one or two lines of perforations perpendicular to the length of the insert. The insert so positioned facilitates carton filling, ensures reliability of each carton having an insert and allows for ready access to and easy removal of the insert from the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1973
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1978
    Assignee: General Foods Corporation
    Inventors: Frederic N. Mathison, Roger E. Straub
  • Patent number: 4103774
    Abstract: A capsule for containing a commodity, sold by a slot machine, includes a main body having a holding portion for holding a commodity; a cover member for covering an opening of the holding portion, demountable from the main body; and a combining means formed on at least one of the main body and the cover member, for combining the main body with the cover member in such a condition that the opening of the holding portion is not covered with the cover member, or for combining a plurality of the capsules with each other. After the commodity is taken out from the capsule, the capsule can be utilized as a toy or an element of a toy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1978
    Inventor: Fusao Shingyouchi
  • Patent number: 4103773
    Abstract: The packaging includes bottom, intermediate and top trays of triangular outline each having depending flared side walls, the side walls of the top tray extending sufficiently to overlap both the intermediate and bottom trays to provide a stacked array similar to a truncated pyramid. A majority of the pool balls are supported in circular openings in the top surface of the bottom tray, the remaining pool balls forming a smaller triangular array in openings on the top surface of the intermediate tray, the bottom portions of the remaining pool balls nesting between adjacent top portions of the majority of balls. The trays are transparent so that the balls are visible and the intermediate tray can be separated from the top and bottom tray and its depending side walls utilized as a rack for the pool balls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1978
    Inventor: Terry M. Haber
  • Patent number: 4103133
    Abstract: A dual switch actuator mechanism for coordinated actuation of two high-current switches, each of which includes a switch operator mechanism for opening and closing the switch in response to rotation of a switch operator shaft. The switches are mounted adjacent to each other with their switch operator shafts in aligned paraxial spaced relation. The dual switch actuator mechanism includes a rotatable main shaft positioned between and in aligned paraxial relation to the switch operator shafts. A Geneva drive plate having an arcuate bearing surface is affixed to the main shaft; two drive pins are mounted on the drive plate. Two modified Geneva follower plates are provided, each affixed to one of the switch operator shafts. Each follower plate has a drive slot for receiving one of the drive pins and an arcuate bearing surface which is complementary to the drive plate bearing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1978
    Assignee: Boltswitch, Inc.
    Inventors: John Walter Erickson, John W. Erickson
  • Patent number: 4102488
    Abstract: A disposable container consisting of a tetrahedral-shaped chamber and a base member formed from a paperboard blank pre-coated with an adhesive layer and having folding guides at desired locations to provide the base with arms to hold the chamber. The chamber is formed from a segment of flexible plastic tubing, sealed at the bottom and sealed at the top on a line transverse to the sealing line at the bottom to form the tetrahedral-shaped chamber. The chamber is stably mounted on the base member, which provides a wide surface for supporting and protecting the tetrahedral chamber and also provides labeling surfaces for the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1978
    Inventors: Darrell R. Morrow, Michael Schuler
  • Patent number: 4101023
    Abstract: This box comprises a case, and a cover hinged to the case at the rear of the box with the lower end of the cover spaced above the upper end of the case to leave a space therebetween when the cover is swung down toward the case. A display stand is removably fitted into the case and has an outwardly extending flange of uniform height, at the front, sides and rear thereof, interposed between the front, side and rear walls of the case and cover when the box is closed, to retain the case and cover in spaced parallel relation. The flanges of the display stand are exposed to view when the cover is closed. A sign holder is removably mounted and frictionally held on the display stand and comes out of the box with the display stand when the latter is removed from the box, to display the ring or other piece of jewelry to be displayed, and also to display the sign holder. The case and cover are substantially symmetrically disposed on opposite sides of said flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1978
    Assignee: The Alsten Company
    Inventor: Eric Schuander
  • Patent number: 4101030
    Abstract: A cassette and associated spool for film, sound track and like material, with means for supporting the outer areas of the spool flanges to prevent sagging and warping of the spool flanges. The support means comprises interengaging formations on the cassette and on the spool. The interengaging formations may include projections on one of the cassette and the spool and recesses on the other of the cassette and the spool. Alternatively, the formations may comprise resiliently and radially displaceable areas of the cassette side wall which locate between the spool flanges when the cassette lid is fitted to the cassette base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1978
    Inventor: Wilhelm Kroeber
  • Patent number: 4101029
    Abstract: A pressure vessel for storing tennis balls includes a cylindrical open topped receptacle having in its inside upper border a peripheral groove separably engaging an elastomeric O-ring gasket provided with a finger removal tab. A vertical coaxial post is anchored to the receptacle base and axially movably supports for movement between limited raised and depressed positions a coupling member which is spring urged to raised position and releasably locked in its depressed position. A dished cover is coaxially separably connected to the coupling member and has an outwardly downwardly inclined peripheral lip engaging the O-ring when the cover is in raised position to effect an air tight seal. Mounted on the receptacle peripheral wall and communicating with the interior thereof are a pressure gauge, a pressure release and safety valve and a pressurizing check valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1978
    Inventors: Robert S. Feinberg, David A. Selick
  • Patent number: 4099617
    Abstract: A bundle for shipping and the storage of a plurality of elongated pipe lengths of a common size arranged in tiers is disclosed in which the longitudinal axes of the pipes in the bundle are disposed parallel to an elongated base formed of spaced-apart transverse sleepers. The pipes in each tier are separated by divider blocks standing on the sleepers and separating overlying sleepers from those there-below a distance substantially equal to or greater than the pipe diameter. Strapping encircles the sleepers and the dividers and the pipe therebetween to secure the bundle in a flexible manner throughout its length to accommodate the rigors of hoisting and transporting its storage in multiple bundles and on uneven supporting surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1978
    Assignee: Seattle Box Co.
    Inventor: Ferdinand J. Nist, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4096945
    Abstract: A repetitive combustion system for coating a work piece with particulate material is disclosed which utilizes an encapsulating tape having a plurality of discrete capsules each containing a predetermined quantity of the particulate coating material. The capsules are sequentially fed into a stripping chamber where the tape is clamped between inlet and outlet manifolds which provide a circumferential seal around the respective capsules so that pressure can be applied to an inlet face of the capsule. The inlet face is so configured as to admit air into the interior of the capsule which then swells and bursts the outlet face or otherwise passes through the outlet faces. The air pressure then injects the particulate material into the combustion chamber while the pressure in the combustion chamber is near the peak produced by combustion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1974
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1978
    Assignee: Southwest Research Institute
    Inventors: Rosser B. Melton, Jr., Elbert M. Hubbard
  • Patent number: 4095693
    Abstract: An improved carton for packaging a plurality of multiple articles having a chime formed on one end thereof. The improved carton has a series of spacing means or ribs formed on at least one of the panels of the carton with the spacing means serving to abut a portion of the chimes of the multiple articles packaged within the carton. The spacing means serve to protect the exterior portion of the carton from becoming disfigured by the chimes of the multiple articles packaged within making circular indentations on the interior face and coming through to the exterior portion of the carton whenever several cartons are stacked on top of each other. The spacing means utilized serves to separate a major portion of the chimes from coming in contact with the underside of the panel thereby providing a much improved appearance of the advertising matter printed on the exterior of the package which is important to the sale of the package contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1978
    Assignee: Olinkraft, Inc.
    Inventor: Earl J. Killy
  • Patent number: 4094409
    Abstract: Apparatus for displaying articles is provided with a generally planar display surface having a pair of opposed parallel edge portions formed with spaced apart recesses. Each end of the article to be displayed is retained by a detachable clasp assembly which is adapted for releaseable retention within one of the edge portion recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1978
    Assignee: Seiko Time Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas M. Spranger, Malcolm J. Brookes, Paul J. Mulhauser
  • Patent number: 4094404
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a combined display and shipping package which has two major components, an outer sleeve and an inner shell arranged for telescoping engagement with one another. The outer sleeve covers and provides protection for the inner shell during shipment and is slid back over the inner shell in a telescoping manner to permit visual display of an item to be displayed without the full removal of the protective outer sleeve which may or may not have advertising or display information on it. The inner shell has an inclined base so that when the package is used for display purposes, it maintains an inclined position to project the display item into full view of a prospective customer. To prevent the display package from tipping, the item displayed therein is secured in the package in a manner so that the combined centers of gravity for the item displayed and the display package is located to prevent tipping of the package without the need of additional support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1978
    Assignee: GAF Corporation
    Inventors: Paul D. Miller, V. Lorenzo Porcelli
  • Patent number: 4094460
    Abstract: A closure assembly is disclosed which includes a plastic sealing ring having an annular channel in it for receiving and sealing against the entrance mouth of a container, a metal foil liner spanning the sealing ring and a flexible plastic overcap which receives the sealing ring and foil liner therein. The foil liner has a heat seal coating on one or both faces for sealing to the sealing ring and, in some packages, to the plastic overcap. The three-piece closure assembly is positioned on the entrance mouth of a container and the foil liner is induction heated to soften the heat seal coating thereon to seal the liner to the sealing ring. Induction heating may also be employed to adhesively join the foil liner to the undersurface of the overcap and seal the sealing ring to a foil layer in the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1978
    Assignee: Aluminum Company of America
    Inventors: Theodore P. Scanga, Robert E. Callender
  • Patent number: 4094406
    Abstract: A package for a group of articles, particularly bottles, cans, or the like, which is open at both ends and which is wrapped around the group of articles, and which consists of a substantially rectangular blank, formed from a film of plastic material having end portions to which strips of paperboard are secured. Locking apertures are formed in one end portion and locking tongues are formed in the other end portion and are inserted into the locking apertures whereby two oppositely disposed margins of the blank are adapted to be joined together to secure the wrapper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1978
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventor: Jurgen Zietzschmann
  • Patent number: 4091926
    Abstract: A single piece of cardboard stamped to facilitate the folding of same into a container for housing four glasses in spaced relation one from the other. A cardboard blank is disclosed with various fold lines provided therein; a sequenced folding operation produces a container consisting of a double thickness bottom, eight triangularly shaped side walls and a top. Both the top and bottom are provided with four pockets for isolating four glasses one from the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1978
    Assignee: H. Fishlove & Co.
    Inventor: Harold Cravens
  • Patent number: 4091930
    Abstract: A container made from a foil or laminate material and provided with a cover which is sealed to a flange of the container by the application of heat. In order to facilitate removal of the cover, all or all but one of the corners of the container have cuts or kerfs extending from the outer edge up to the welded bead. To open the container, the tab defined by each kerf is grasped and pulled upwardly so that the adjacent strip of cover and flange is removed by tearing along one straight side of the polygonal container. The procedure is repeated at successive sides until all or all but one of the edge strips have been removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1978
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Buchner, Werner Brose
  • Patent number: 4091920
    Abstract: A container formed of a unitary blank of paperboard and including integral base and cover portions with interlocking flange portions for packing a flanged article such as a sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1978
    Assignee: Container Corporation of America
    Inventor: Harry E. Young
  • Patent number: 4091928
    Abstract: A kit for fabricating a flower planter of beach stones cemented together. The kit is in the form of a box that serves as a mold for the base of the planter. The box contains four shaped flat pieces that together with the box and cover form the mold for the pot section of the planter, together with a container of cement and an instruction manual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1978
    Assignee: The Raymond Lee Organization, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony J. Bernardo
  • Patent number: RE29705
    Abstract: A rupturable press-through blister type medicament or pill package is "childproofed" by securing a strong flexible polymeric backing sheet, such as polyethylene terephthalate, over the rupturable sheet in such a manner that the pill cannot be forced through the package unless the backing sheet is first peeled off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1978
    Inventor: Newton L. Compere