Patents Examined by G. W. Reece
  • Patent number: 5000334
    Abstract: A table receptacle is for use in a restaurant or banquet hall. The receptacle has a dish body and a refuse retention cap. The retention cap adjoins the dish body and is separable from it. An opening in the cap extends over an area that is less than a parallel area over which the cap extends. Paper refuse from unwrapped packages containing complements to a meal may be pushed through the opening into an interior of the receptacle and retained therein by the retention cap. The receptacle with its refuse contents may be disposed of as a unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1991
    Inventors: Agnes M. Miller, Russell W. Miller, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4896785
    Abstract: A glass cover or lid for a chest freezer of the kind in which the goods contained therein are intended to be viewed through the glass cover and which chest is constructed so that a substantially stationary cushion of air can be generated immediately beneath the glass cover, preferably a chest which lacks devices for forcibly circulating air in the chest. The glass cover (1) includes a glass panel or two mutually parallel panels, and the side of the glass cover facing inwardly towards the interior of the chest is provided with a layer for reflecting infrared radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1990
    Assignee: Termofrost AB
    Inventor: Sven-Erik Sodervall
  • Patent number: 4892226
    Abstract: A cosmetic case having a removable refrigerant pack is provided for protecting cosmetics from heat degradation during transport and temporary storage in warm weather climates. The side walls of the case interior are covered with an absorbent material and flaps of the absorbent material are provided for enclosing the refrigerant pack to absorb any condensation and maintain the cosmetics substantially dry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1990
    Inventor: Nooral S. Abtahi
  • Patent number: 4878594
    Abstract: The closing device is constituted by a principal stopper (11) having a lateral notch (17) and an auxiliary stopper (12) having a general shape conjugate with that of this notch, the auxiliary stopper being provided with at least one bore (22) and means (19) for fixing on the edge of the opening of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1989
    Assignee: L'air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'etude et l'exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Daniel Delatte, Bernard Simon
  • Patent number: 4874109
    Abstract: A can holder that can be molded from plastic, preferably in two sections. One section comprises a collar for fitting around a container such as an aluminum can, said collar has two lugs on its outer surface and a locking tab in the collar between the lugs. The other section is a handle which can be mounted rotatably between the lugs so that when the handle is in a raised position the collar may be slipped over or removed from the container and when the handle is depressed, a camming face on the end nearest the container is pressed against the locking tab and holds the container securely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1989
    Inventor: John L. Cook
  • Patent number: 4871078
    Abstract: A method of making a jacketed storage tank comprises applying an open-cell synthetic foam over a rigid inner storage tank, applying a layer of fibrous reinforcing material on the separating agent, and applying a resinous material. The synthetic foam is at least partly sealed to prevent excessive resinous material penetration so as to maintain the continuous open-cell nature of the foam. The resultant jacket is structurally independent from the storage tank, yet is in such close proximity thereto that the resultant jacketed storage tank has an integral structural strength capable of withstanding external load forces normally encountered by underground storage tanks. Secondary containment with leak detection capability is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1989
    Inventor: Bruce R. Sharp