Patents Examined by Joseph M. Moy
  • Patent number: 6640992
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a toddler's drinking cup design to teach toddler's and children how to drink properly without a sucking motion. The three piece self-righting toddler's drinking cup comprising a lid with threads, a concave surface having a ledge encircling the outside of the lid comprising a slit adapted for drinking and an air venting hole(s); a cup with matching threads, a weighted rubber round bottom and two diametrically opposed handles; and an o-ring seal adapted for sealing the lid to the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Inventors: Jennifer N. Berger, David Berger
  • Patent number: 6637615
    Abstract: A thermal insulation box has upper protrusions and front protrusions formed on the top face and on the front faces of an ice bin, respectively. A step is formed on the upper face of a front panel. The front panel, which has on the rear face holding recesses for admitting the front protrusions formed in the ice bin, is fitted to cover the front protrusions with the holding recesses. A top plate has a reinforcing rib formed integrally therewith circumferentially along the lower edge. With the top plate being attached to the casing body, the front part of the reinforcing rib is fitted to cover the step of the front panel, whereas the side parts of the reinforcing rib are fitted to cover the upper protrusions of the ice bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Hoshizaki Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaaki Kawasumi, Kunihiko Ishitomi
  • Patent number: 6637616
    Abstract: A NOZZLE ADAPTED TO BE COUPLED TO A CAN CONTAINING A BEVERAGE, characterized by presenting arrangements of improvement to a nozzle for the ingestion of canned liquids in general, moldable to cans containing liquids to be ingested by means of snap-on (1) under pressure. There exists in panel (2) an aperture in a new half-moon shape (3), and the creation of two small apertures (6) to allow air into the can. There is also a new downgrading and hollowed area to direct the liquid back into aperture (3), and a new snap-on by pressure chamfered device (1.1) in channel (1) for coupling the nozzle to the can. There is a labial spout (7) provided in its internal lower base with two coupling devices, device (7.3) and device (7.4). The spout is designed as two semiarches (7.1 and 7.2), with a shape coinciding precisely with the profile of the top end of the can, destined to couple the nozzle to the can in an inverted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Inventor: Gilberto de Castro Couto
  • Patent number: 6637614
    Abstract: A child's plate includes a food bowl (10) which is supported by a surrounding raised rim (1) one upper edge-part (3) of which connects with the upper edge-part (11) of the bowl (10) and the other, lower rim part (2) of which defines a support plane (4) with which the rim rests on a planar support surface around the whole of its periphery. The rim (1) is adapted to support the bowl (10) above the support surface. The rim (1) slopes outwardly and downwardly from its upper edge towards its bottom edge (2). The inner wall surface of the bowl (10) and the outer wall surface of the rim (1) define a downwardly divergent angle of at least 20°. The bottom edge (5) of the rim (1) includes friction enhancing means (3) which counteracts displacement of the plate (1) on a planar support surface on which the plate rests. The vertical wall surface (12) of the bowl has in the vicinity of the free edge of the bowl wall a surface part (15) against which a perpendicular force can be applied with the finger of one hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Baby Björn AB
    Inventor: Håkan Bergkvist
  • Patent number: 6639149
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a lamp connecting rod and wire connection box assembling structure, comprising a fixed base on a wire connection box, said fixed base at its rear end having a conductive socket and at the front end of a connecting rod supported by a bulb socket separated from the wire connection box having a rod connector, and said connector having a conductive connector therein; said fixed base at its rear end comprising an accommodating groove for accommodating said conductive socket, and a gate board being embedded into an embedded groove of said accommodating groove to limit the position of said conductive socket; said rod connector at its front end having a positioning groove for fixing a latch bracket; said rod connector being embedded into an inner hole of said fixed base and said conductive connector being plugged into said conductive socket for the connection of power supply, and said latch bracket latching into a latching hole to fix the connecting rod and provide a fast assembling as
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Inventor: Wen-Chang Wu
  • Patent number: 6634518
    Abstract: A suction-eliminated waste receptacle for releasing air trapped between the liner member and the container. The suction-eliminated waste receptacle includes a container having a bottom wall and an open top; and also includes a flexible liner member being removably disposed in the container; and further includes a tubular conduit member being disposed in the container between side and bottom walls of the container and the flexible liner member for allowing air to enter between the side and bottom walls of the container and the flexible liner member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Inventor: Thomas M. Jones
  • Patent number: 6634519
    Abstract: A tank for a cryogenic fluid, of the type comprising an inner vessel (2) intended to receive the cryogenic fluid and delimiting, with an outer vessel (8), a space (9) for the insertion of multilayer thermal insulation (7). The tank comprises multilayer thermal insulation (7) supporting the inner vessel (2) and an outer vessel (8) without a rigid connection to the inner vessel (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide - Societe Anonyme a Directoire et Conseil de Surveillance pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Pierre Pelloux-Gervais, Patrick Sanglan
  • Patent number: 6631822
    Abstract: A collapsible container includes a floor member having first and second pairs of opposed edges, a first pair of opposing side walls each pivotably attached to the first pair of opposed edges of the base, where each of the first pair of opposing side walls have a pair of lateral edges and a latch member extending therefrom. Also included is a second pair of opposed side walls each pivotably attached to a corresponding one of the second pair of opposed edges of the base, each of the second pair of opposed side walls have a pair of opposed lateral flanges inwardly depending therefrom and formed integrally therewith. Each lateral flange has an inner surface with a latch receiving portion formed therein, the latch receiving portion includes at least one clip member which has a spring portion flexible between a first position and a second position for accepting the latch member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventor: Trenton M. Overholt
  • Patent number: 6629622
    Abstract: A novel universal adjustable garbage, trash and waste management system, implemented therein as an adjustable trash receptacle, equipped with at least a cover lid supported by a gliding transformable mechanism, a dual supply feeder, and the wing-regulated adjustable opening. Said system gives a user freedom to enjoy a diversity of disposable storage media, represented by the wide variety of kitchen bags, plastic ties or sacks, independently of their brand, type, shape, size or capacity. Said system consequently improves management of garbage, trash or waste at home, in an office, or business enterprise, as well as serving family, social and outdoor, sports and other activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Inventor: Rustam Abzaletdinov
  • Patent number: 6629620
    Abstract: A food service receptacle suited for storing and protecting a variety of prepared food items using efficient and manageable containers to allow easy and efficient food transfer. One embodiment includes a box, a closure unit, specialized containers and support members. The box can be lined with a watertight material such as plastic or galvanized metal. The closure unit is hingedly mounted to said box and has openings covered by a netting material and also has a plurality of collapsible support arms to support an open position. The support members can be detachable and covered with a non-corrosive material at their bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Inventor: Christine A. Freeman
  • Patent number: 6629605
    Abstract: A plastic container includes an integral pour spout and an integral carrying handle. A separate stacking cap is attachable to the top of the container to facilitate the stacking of an additional container thereon. The stacking cap is removably lockable to the container by a tooth-and-recess connection, wherein the tooth is adapted to spring elastically into a recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. Walter Frohn
    Inventor: Walter Frohn
  • Patent number: 6626326
    Abstract: Difficulties in retaining can holders in conventional vehicular drink holders are eliminated in a vacuum insulated can holder that includes a cup-shaped metallic outer liner having an upper opening, an opposite bottom and a generally cylindrical side wall extending upwardly from the bottom to the opening. A similarly configured cup-shaped metallic inner liner is nested within the outer liner and spaced therefrom to define vacuum space between the two. The outer liner has an outer diameter just less than the inner diameter of a conventional vehicular beverage holder while the inner diameter of the inner liner is just greater than the outer diameter of a conventional metal beverage can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Thermos L.L.C.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Murakami
  • Patent number: 6622884
    Abstract: This invention comprises a uniquely shaped small paint tray for edger trimmers and pad painters in general with walls extending upwardly from a base and an inclined distribution portion or ramp extending upwardly from the middle of the base and terminating in an upper ledge at a spaced interval from a rear wall. The distribution ramp includes a plurality of spaced raised chevron shaped ridges that distribute the paint on the edger pad. The ramp terminates at a vertical ledge spaced from the rear wall to wipe paint from the pad, which returns into the tray rather than fouling the end wall. A spout is formed in the rear wall between raised portions of the side and rear walls to save and pour paint that accumulates on the base. Side walls join the forward and rear walls. A cover is provided with channels, which fit over and engage mating channels in the base and include flanges having projecting elements, which engage recesses in the cover in a secure fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Brenner International Corp.
    Inventor: Perry Gartner
  • Patent number: 6622879
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for fluidly connecting vessels are provided. Apertures may be provided in the walls of vessels to be joined. The apparatus includes a tube with a plurality of ends, each of which is passed through an aperture disposed in a vessel wall. The apparatus may also include grommets to facilitate sealing of the apertures around the tube ends, and a clip for structurally connecting joining adjacent vessels to prevent their separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Justrite Manufacturing Company, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Glen A. Carter
  • Patent number: 6622886
    Abstract: A beverage holder has a base part provided with an insertion opening for insertion of a beverage container, a displaceable holding element which is arranged in an edge region of the insertion opening and has a turning bearing so that upon turning of the holding element the insertion opening is adaptable to different diameters of beverage containers, an arresting device which holds the holding element in a corresponding turning position, the holding element having a displacement guide which extends transversely to the arresting device, so that by displacing the holding element in the displacement guide the arresting device is disengaged and the holding element is turnable, and a spring element which loads the holding element in a direction of the displacement guide and presses the holding element in engagement with the arresting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: fischerwerke Artur Fischer GmbH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Klaus Kaupp, Torsten Bieck, Thomas Greim, Inge Schierling
  • Patent number: 6622880
    Abstract: A foam insert is adapted for use in combination with a pressure vessel. The cylinder is made of an open cell foam and is sized to fit within the pressure vessel. The cylinder has a top portion and a bottom portion that correspond to a top and bottom of the pressure vessel. The top portion of the foam cylinder has a concave recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Crest Foam Industries
    Inventor: Anthony A. Di Stasio
  • Patent number: 6619500
    Abstract: An insulated shipping container includes a body of foamed polymer material. This body defines a plurality of compartments, an opening from each compartment outwardly to ambient, a transition surface surrounding each opening, and an exterior surface. Preferably, the compartments and exterior surface are both like shapes so that a uniformly thick wall of insulative foamed polymer material is provided between the respective compartments and ambient. A single sheet of plastic is integrally bonded to the foamed polymer body and is configured such that it faces all of each compartment within the body, the transition surface, and a substantial portion of the exterior surface of the container. A machine for constructing an insulated shipping container with plural compartments is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Inventor: Gary W. Lantz
  • Patent number: 6616004
    Abstract: A compressible waste receptacle for easily setting up and disposing waste-receiving members. The compressible waste receptacle includes a bag member having an open top, a closed bottom, and a rim disposed along an outer edge at the open top thereof; and also includes a biasedly-extended coiled spring member capable of being compressed onto itself and also being removably disposed in the bag member; and further includes an assembly for fastening the bag member to the biasedly-extended coiled spring member; and also includes an assembly to retain the biasedly-extended coiled spring member in a compressed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Inventors: Bradley E. Erickson, Brian L. Riley
  • Patent number: 6616003
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plastic moulded box, of improved type, having an articulated compactible structure, capable of considerably reducing the box height when the box is stored or not used, thanks to the fact that the walls can collapse inwards until the upper perimeter frame touches the bottom of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: King Plast - S.p.A.
    Inventor: Flavio Polenta
  • Patent number: 6612458
    Abstract: A double-wall fuel container of plastic material is composed of at least two shell portions which are welded together. The half-shell portions are each in the form of double-wall blow moldings, with a gap being kept free at least in a region-wise manner between the walls of the blow moldings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: SIG Kautex GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Balzer, Dieter Hess, Werner Daubenbuechel, Michael Pappert, Roger Stehr, Peter Kluesener