Patents Examined by Douglas B. Farrow
  • Patent number: 4116337
    Abstract: Casks for shipping spent radio-active fuel elements are protected against damage by providing impact absorbing means at each end of the cask, the impact absorbing means being designed to absorb end-on and side impact as well as angular impact forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1978
    Assignee: N L Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Harold Adams Backus
  • Patent number: 4108310
    Abstract: A blood pressure testing kit having the usual elements, namely, pressure gauge, humeral cuff, pump, bleed valve, and appropriate interconnections, and a stethoscope, is provided with a case which is in two parts hinged together but made of one integral piece of "living hinge" plastic material. One part of the case provides for storing all the said elements but the pressure gauge, which is mounted in the other case part, which acts also as lid for the same part. When the case is open, all the elements are manually accessible for use in blood pressure testing, and at the same time, the pressure gauge can be read while the testing procedure is being carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1978
    Assignee: Sybron Corporation
    Inventors: Clarence Foster Aldridge, Leo Martin Storey, Jr., Joseph William Cilurzo
  • Patent number: 4101028
    Abstract: The improvement of the standard double album cover enables the clean, orderly removal of impurities found in natural herbs, and gives a second utilitarian purpose to a record album cover, wherein a sifting device is formed on one side of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1978
    Inventor: Marc Anthony Cantil Woolbright
  • Patent number: 4099618
    Abstract: A protective container for font disc segments. The container includes a housing portion for supporting the segment and a cap portion for closing the housing portion and, at the same time, for locking the segment against movement within the housing portion. More particularly, the housing portion includes an inner casing supported within an outer casing with the inner casing being of relatively flexible material and having side wall portions extending beyond the top opening in said outer casing. After insertion of the segment into the inner casing, the cap portion is placed around the extended wall portions of said inner casing and, in doing so, will not only close the container, but will also force the walls of the inner casing inwardly against the segment to positively lock it against movement. Upon removal of the cap portion, the side walls of the inner casing will spring outwardly to release the segment for easy removal from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1978
    Assignee: Itek Corporation
    Inventor: Peter R. Ebner
  • Patent number: 4099613
    Abstract: A display container for a plurality of uniform, stacked wafer packs 3 having L-shaped opposite side walls 6, 11 and 7, 12, a front wall 5, a rear wall 10, and bottom walls 4, 9. The upper ends of the container are open to facilitate the stacking and removal of the packs, and the containers are dimensioned such that two of them mate in an inverted manner to form a rectangular solid for efficient transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1975
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1978
    Assignee: Ferrero GmbH
    Inventor: Ehrhard T. Holtorf
  • Patent number: 4095690
    Abstract: A playing record cover which when in the open position assumes a pyramid shape for combined use as a turntable dust cover and storage rack for records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1978
    Inventor: Cliff Baldwin
  • Patent number: 4089415
    Abstract: An ampule, a method of manufacturing the same and apparatus for the performance of such method is disclosed. The ampule comprises a hollow compartment for receiving medicaments or drugs which can be dispensed by means of a syringe. The wall bounding the hollow compartment is formed of a carrier layer composed of aluminum foil free of pores and having an inner layer formed of a heat sealable material which can be sterilized and does not react with the filled material. At the outside of the carrier layer there is provided a marked penetration or puncture location at which there can be pierced the wall by means of the needle of the syringe without damaging such needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1978
    Inventor: Jakob C. Laib
  • Patent number: 4087042
    Abstract: Packing carton for breakable articles, in particular eggs, consisting of a container member, a lid member hinged on the latter by means of an articular fold or hinge line, and a closing flap hinged on one of these members by means of an articular fold or hinge line which when the lid member is closed over the container member engages in the respective other member, its outside lying opposite the inside of one of the side walls of this member. At least one fastening projection is provided on the outside of the flap, and at least one fastening opening is provided in the relative side wall to accommodate the projection when the carton is closed. On the inside of at least one of the said articular folds at least one projection is provided jutting from the articular fold or hinge line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1978
    Assignee: Aktieselskabet Brodrene Hartmann
    Inventor: Bent Moller
  • Patent number: 4084688
    Abstract: A carrier made from a one-piece blank comprising when erected a pair of cells with each cell including an end wall. A pair of opposed side walls and a dividing wall opposed to said end wall including handle means therein. Each dividing wall is adjacent and coextensive with a respective dividing wall of the other cell. The bottom walls of each cell are formed by a continuous panel extending from the respective end walls of each cell and a rectangular flap is connected to the bottom edge of at least one side wall in each cell to substantially overlay the bottom wall portion of the cell thereby reinforcing the bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1976
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1978
    Assignee: Continental Can Company of Canada Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert G. Hughes
  • Patent number: 4084694
    Abstract: A container for video-discs includes a support for the disc and a protective envelope which is open along one edge to allow the support to be inserted laterally into the envelope. The container comprises furthermore guiding means for centering the video-disc on the support, and means for engaging the support for its handling and insertion means arranged at one end of the support to allow its sliding into the envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1976
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1978
    Assignee: Thomson-Brandt
    Inventors: Lucien Lainez, Bernard Fichot, Jean-Paul Bijon
  • Patent number: 4082183
    Abstract: A wrist watch is held on a display stand including a base, laterally spaced legs depending from the base for supporting the display stand on a support surface, an arcuate lower member extending upwardly from the rear portion of the base, and a flexible, generally, inverted J-shaped cuff member extending upwardly from the front portion of the base and terminating in a free end spaced from the upper edge of the arcuate lower member. The back of the watch is received in a pocket defined by a pair of arcuate segments located on the front portion of the cuff member with one portion of the wristband extending beneath the base and over the lower member and the other portion extending around the upper portion of the cuff member. The cuff member has sufficient built-in flexibility to accommodate continuous wristbands of different sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1976
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1978
    Assignee: Display Corporation International
    Inventor: Michael Sturm
  • Patent number: 4077513
    Abstract: A latching arrangement for connectable panels which prevents accidental separation of latched panels and which requires manual dexterity to unlatch them. Interengaging tongues and slots provides a connection which is secure against young children.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1978
    Assignee: Ferrara-Benedek Design, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel A. Ferrara, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4077516
    Abstract: Packages are now being formed by applying plastic materials of the type which shrink upon being heated to form a casing or wrapper in which a plurality of containers are encased for ease in handling. The plastics material is very thin and in the form of a film and the usual articles packaged therein are containers, most particularly cans. A limited number of articles is presently being incorporated in such packages. It is proposed to join together at least two of such packages to form a further and larger package utilizing strips which will bond to the plastics material of the casings and wherein at least one strip is provided with an extension in the form of a pull tab and wherein when the one strip is pulled relative to the package, it will result in the tearing of portions of the casings so as to open the individual packages and make the articles therein readily available for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1978
    Assignee: Ganz Brothers, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph W. Duerr
  • Patent number: 4076117
    Abstract: A safety match box comprises a cover member of a generally box-like configuration open at opposite ends and a slidable tray having a pack of matches fastened thereto which fits within the cover member. The tray comprises an open receptacle having four side walls and a base. One of the side walls which is initially inserted into the cover member is of a particular striker material. The other side wall opposite the striker comprises a segmented wall member which flexes upon the application of force to the adjacent side wall members so that the tray may be moved within the cover member. The side walls also include lug members which engage corresponding lugs in the cover member to prevent removal of the tray. The striker is exposed only upon full closure of the box for safety purposes and it is extremely difficult to a young child to open the match box. In a second embodiment, the base of the cover includes a plurality of holes at the forward end and a cut off portion at the other end for pushing the box open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1976
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1978
    Inventors: Trevor C. Wisdom, Leroy J. Wisdom
  • Patent number: 4072233
    Abstract: A container includes a plurality of walls that define an enclosed space. One of the container walls has a frangible piercing point thereon adapted to be penetrated by an extraction device such as a drinking straw, the piercing point being defined by a depression formed in the exterior surface of the container wall, but which does not penetrate completely through the wall. The depression is surrounded by an annular ring, which marks its location, and the container walls are preferably made of a plurality of layers of laminated material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1976
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1978
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Karl Kramer, Karlheinz Durst
  • Patent number: 4072230
    Abstract: An assembly for protectively supporting a frame or panel containing delicate electronic equipment such as communication equipment while it is being shipped from one location to another. The electronic units with which the invention is concerned are usually large, complicated and costly. The support assembly, which is adapted to be contained in an outer carton, provides adjustable means for gripping the electronic unit so that the delicate equipment therein will not be damaged by vibration or impact caused by travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1976
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1978
    Assignee: L. K. Van Keuren Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Vincent R. Mulligan
  • Patent number: 4071185
    Abstract: A partition is disclosed wherein one strip has a tab formed at the inner end of an elongated slot, such tab having score lines to facilitate inward collapsing thereof when engaged by the inner end of an elongated slot in the other strip. In the strip with the tab, the outline punched therein for the tab has pronounced shoulders spaced apart less than the width of the tab proper, so that the body of the tab locks against such shoulders when the tab is collapsed. Thus collapsed, the body of the tab extends along the surface of the other strip and prevents relative rotation of the strips towards collapsed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1978
    Assignee: Box Innards, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Luther Peters, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4067440
    Abstract: A multi-compartment container for mixing two or more constituents at the time of use formed by the assembly of a plurality of compartments which can be filled and assembled and sealed in sterile manner then placed in communication in an absolutely sterile manner by the action of a plunger inside the container while being able to be handled from the outside. Teeth on the plunger pierce the seals of the compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1978
    Assignee: Tuboplast France
    Inventor: Gilbert Lataix
  • Patent number: 4067442
    Abstract: A package and a method of safely packaging rigid containers, such as glass bottles, in a carton without using inner partitions to separate the containers. The containers are placed on a bottom wall of a corrugated or similar paperboard carton blank so as to occupy substantially fully the area thereof. The vertical wall portions of the blank are then brought to bear snugly against said containers and to squeeze the containers against each other. Then sufficient force is applied against the package walls so that they are indented by the containers that bear against them. Top wall portions of the carbon blank are then brought to a horizontal position and are pressed down on the containers until both the top wall portions and the bottom wall are indented by the containers, and the walls are then secured together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1978
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Corporation
    Inventor: William J. Howe
  • Patent number: RE29678
    Abstract: A disposable cauterizing (electro-surgical) instrument (pencil) is packaged in sterile condition in a sealed envelope. The instrument has a reversible electrode having a narrow needle at one end and a broad flat blade at the other. The handle has an electrical connector consisting of two flat leaves which will accept either end of the electrode and establish electrical contact therewith, the opposite end extending out of the handle in working position. The holder has a sheath which receives the electrode and handle and has a flange which has two slits for attachment of the instrument cord to the holder, a hole to hang, clamp or pin the tab to drape or other available support and electrode cleaners of two types. One type cleaner is an upstanding boss formed with a V-shaped notch. The other cleaner is a broad tab surface hinged to the flange formed with serrations or abrasive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1978
    Inventors: Frank P. Antonini, Julien I. Schwalbe