Patents Examined by Leonard Summer
  • Patent number: 4008803
    Abstract: A package in the form of a complete kit for two reactive ingredients such as a resin and a hardener in one single pack each within a separate sealed flexible sac and this same pack is so formed as to provide a mixing bowl and also to hold a separate mixing spatula for detachment and cutting of formed projections on sacs which are then to be squeezed and emptied into pre-formed bowl for mixing and spreading of the mix on work with the same spatula and the materials and method of manufacture of this pack are such as to permit the folding of the pack on itself over the bowl and spatula for clean disposal after its single and only use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1973
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1977
    Inventor: F. Charles Smith
  • Patent number: 4006818
    Abstract: A package formed from a film of relatively stiff material is provided having an upwardly opening recess for containing an article. At least a portion of opposite side walls of the recess are inclined inwardly to engage and hold the article in the recess. An integral hinge is provided in the package along an axis of the recess permitting the base of the package to be bent along the hinge line to a position where the normally inwardly inclined side walls are parallel to one another to allow insertion of article into the recess. Thereafter, when the package assumes its flat position the walls of the recess incline inwardly and retain the article in the package. Also disclosed is a mold for forming the package and a method for inserting an article into the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1973
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1977
    Assignee: Hamido B.V.
    Inventor: Albrecht Leo Pieter Wannyn
  • Patent number: 4004689
    Abstract: This invention relates to a carrier for articles having a protrusion thereon such as a recording tape cassette. A preferred aspect of the invention is to have the carrier made from a single blank which is scored and folded to provide restraining and support members for prohibiting movement of the article along its three major axes. Also, the present invention provides an audiovisual package which comprises visual material and the above described carrier and a blank which is used to prepare the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1972
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1977
    Inventor: Don Leon Glasell
  • Patent number: 4004711
    Abstract: This invention relates to a disposable wet towel characterized by an ability to evolve heat immediately prior to use or in use such that the temperature of the towel is increased by as much as or more above ambient when applied to the skin. The evolution of heat is due to the admixture of a reducing agent and an oxidizing agent reactive with said reducing agent which agents are kept separated prior to use of the towel and mixed when the towel is put into use. The agents and products resulting from the reaction thereof are not irritating to the skin. The invention also provides pouches for storing said towels prior to use which pouches contain means for maintaining said oxidizing agent and reducing agent isolated from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1975
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1977
    Assignee: Gorham International Inc.
    Inventor: Leonard E. Ravich
  • Patent number: 4000811
    Abstract: A shipping container or carton having weakened portions which allow the container to convert to a display dispenser tray capable of vertical stacking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1975
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1977
    Assignee: Lone Star Container Sales Corporation
    Inventors: Jerry C. Hardison, Laverne E. Gray
  • Patent number: 3999727
    Abstract: An air freight container for shipping goods, such as garments which are transported in the suspended position, is formed of an open scaffold-like frame. The frame is shaped to conform to the interior contour of the freight space in a transport aircraft. The frame includes a floor or base part, end frame parts which extend upwardly from the base part and are disposed in spaced relation to one another, transverse connectors located above the base part and extending between adjacent end frame parts, and diagonal struts connected between the base part and the crown portion of the end frame parts. The various parts of the frame are all formed of pipe sections having the same transverse shape and the various parts are secured together by connectors formed of rigidly connected sleeves which have an interior shape conforming to the exterior shape of the pipe sections which they interconnect. Screw members are threaded into the connector sleeves for securing the sleeves to the pipe sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1976
    Assignee: Johann Birkart, Internationale Spedition
    Inventor: Albert Rennemann
  • Patent number: 3999659
    Abstract: Pierce nuts are provided in finished form as similarly oriented and spaced parts of a strip, held together by metallic connectors which are sufficiently flexible to permit coiling the strip for purposes of feeding the pierce nuts in an uninterrupted and predictable sequence severing and applying the end nut of the strip to a panel. In a preferred form flanged pierce nuts are completely formed from a rigid metal bar having laterally extending flanges of reduced thickness on opposite sides of the bar, the nuts being separated by slots extending across the strip into the flanges to reduce the cross-section of the connecting material and thus impart flexibility to it. The strip is sufficiently rigid in a longitudinal direction to permit pushing the strip into the severing and applying tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1973
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1976
    Assignee: MacLean-Fogg Lock Nut Company
    Inventor: William L. Grube
  • Patent number: 3999327
    Abstract: A generally-rectangular box adapted to store candy pieces and other small objects, the upper side wall of the box having a double-humped wave formation, and the lower side wall thereof having a complementary single-humped wave formation, whereby when the boxes are stacked one above the other in a dispenser unit, the boxes intermesh with each other. When the boxes are withdrawn from the dispenser unit and the candy pieces removed therefrom, they are usable as play modules, in that a pair of boxes placed in end-to-end relation may be intercoupled by a third box seated on and straddling the adjacent humps of the pair below. Moreover, because the boxes have an abstract animal-like form, they may be decorated to assume the appearance of zebras, lions, and other four-legged animals, thereby enhancing their play value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1976
    Assignee: Display Originals, Inc.
    Inventor: Vincent J. Immordino
  • Patent number: 3995738
    Abstract: A method of and device for restraining rotational motion of articles, for example, glass sheets, automotive backlites or automotive windshields, during transit are disclosed. The articles are positioned on an edge and tilted to rest on back support members. A first force is applied to a top portion of the articles and a second force is applied to a bottom portion of the articles to urge the articles against the back support members. During transit, the articles tend to rotate about the edge but are restrained by the first force which is approximately equal to or greater than the resultant moment of force acting on the top portion of the articles and the second force which is approximately equal to or greater than the resultant moment of force acting on the bottom portion of the articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1973
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1976
    Assignee: PPG Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Rowley, Walter E. Pater
  • Patent number: 3991880
    Abstract: A package for non-round bottles wherein the bottles are aligned in rows, each bottle having parallel flat surfaces on opposed sides to mate with like flat surfaces of other such bottles, a tray, a divider member between rows of the bottles and a film member enveloping and tightly holding the bottles, tray and divider together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1976
    Assignee: Anderson, Clayton & Co.
    Inventors: Andrievs Austrins, Daniel A. Leo
  • Patent number: 3991881
    Abstract: A sterile pack blank is provided which comprises an enclosure determined by a substrate of predetermined porosity and a discrete plastic film overlying the porous substrate. The film and porous substrate are adhesively connected by a cohesive or self-sealing adhesive. The porous substrate is printed with a continuous adhesive track, while substantially an entire surface of the plastic film is adhesive coated. An end flap of the film is folded back upon itself along a fold line to provide access to the enclosure interior. After introduction of an instrument into the enclosure, the film end flap is hingedly connected to the substrate, along respective adhesively coated areas thereof, according to the sealing method of the invention. The adhesive is characterized by the fact that it is self-adhering. Therefore, only interfaced areas of the film and substrate that are respectively coated with the adhesive may be adhesively connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1976
    Assignee: Propper Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas A. Augurt
  • Patent number: 3991878
    Abstract: A roll end support for a dispensing carton for sheet material and carton produced therefrom. A dispenser roll having sheet material wound on a hollow core is disposed within a carton and is supported by a pair of support assemblies located at opposite ends of the core. Each support assembly includes a first support member having a polygonal base corresponding substantially in size and shape to the polygonal ends of its receiving carton and further having a cylindrical body portion. A second support member has a cylindrical body portion rotatably received on the cylindrical body portion of the first support member. The two support members are locked to prevent axial separation and the second support member is inserted into the hollow core of the dispenser roll to permit rotary dispensing of the sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1976
    Assignee: Reynolds Metals Company
    Inventors: Vincent J. Serio, Jr., John H. Fox, Jr., James P. Martin
  • Patent number: 3987897
    Abstract: There is disclosed a label roll package including a tray, label rolls disposed in side-by-side relationship in the tray, the rolls having aligned central holes defining a tubular space, a container disposed in the space, an ink roller disposed in the container, and plastics film material shrink-wrapped completely about and exerting pressure against the tray and the label rolls to provide a stable package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1975
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1976
    Assignee: Monarch Marking Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas M. Smith
  • Patent number: 3987891
    Abstract: A moisture proof safety container for pills and the like in which a drawer moves slidably in a rectangular cover, snap-locking closed by means of a latching mechanism comprising a hooked tongue which engages a small window in the upper left-hand corner of the cover. The drawer, including the hooked tongue, is guided into latching position with the cover by means of a fulcrum point located on the inside of the cover which bears against one side of the drawer. When the drawer is closed a small projection at the center of the cover seats on the bottom of the drawer, cooperating with a small bead around the rim of the drawer, and small feet in the corners, to produce a moisture proof seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1975
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1976
    Assignee: Plastic Research Products, Inc.
    Inventor: William Horvath
  • Patent number: 3986609
    Abstract: A microfiche film pack having a pair of opaque covers, one of which is formed with an offset portion providing a pocket. A sheet of photosensitive material is partially positioned in said pocket, and has a tab which extends from the pocket, there being a light trap in the form of elongated indentations in said covers on opposite sides of said photosensitive sheet. The tab near the indentations is formed with several apertures through which the covers are bonded to each other to cooperate with the indentations in providing the light trap.The covers are provided with an end portion to be held in fixed position relative to the tab on the photosensitive sheet to enable the latter to be pulled from the pocket in the covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1974
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1976
    Assignee: Addressograph-Multigraph Corporation
    Inventors: James Michael Marsh, William R. Swift
  • Patent number: 3985256
    Abstract: A highly flexible egg filler flat comprising a plurality of downwardly directed deep egg receiving pockets or cells grouped around upwardly tapering hollow support posts which terminate in a transverse top wall is disclosed. The individual cell is defined by a side wall which forms a hollow cone shape having a transverse bottom wall. The cells and support posts are interconnected by inverted V-shaped saddle formations to provide lateral support for the eggs positioned in each cell. The lowest most point of the saddle formations is substantially above a horizontal plane defined by the terminal ends of the outer peripheral edges of the flat. The outer peripheral edges comprising two opposing substantially continuous flanges directed upwardly and outwardly from the bottom of the cells adjacent the edge of the flat and two opposing substantially continuous flanges directed downwardly and outwardly from the top of the support posts adjacent the edge of the flat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1973
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1976
    Assignee: The Dow Chemical Company
    Inventor: Francis L. Burkett
  • Patent number: 3983995
    Abstract: A nail constructed with four head elements extending generally radially outwardly from one end of an elongated substantially cylindrical shank. The head elements are shaped to permit a multiplicity of such nails to be packaged in correspondingly head oriented parallel relation with the shanks of adjacent nails disposed in substantial abutting engagement and with the leading two head elements of each nail in overlapping relation with the trailing two head elements of the forwardly adjacent nail. The head elements are also shaped so that when the nail is driven into a workpiece at least a portion of the head elements will extend across the grain of a wood workpiece irrespective of the orientation of the head elements with respect to the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1975
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1976
    Assignee: Textron, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter A. Readyhough
  • Patent number: 3982628
    Abstract: This etui or case for jewelry adopts exteriorly the shape of a "pamela" or woman's hat with large hat brim and with its bottom cavity closed horizontally by a wall, the case comprising two portions: one constituted by a large upwardly and downwardly bent brim surrounding the central wall, and upon which leans a lined plaque for placing a jewel, this plaque being limited by a small vertical railing surrounding it, and this plaque being provided wth a hook which passes through the lining and serves to fix a finger ring therein, maintaining it inclined, said hat brim having exteriorly a half hinge; the other portion corresponds to the crown of the hat and has the shape of a hemispherical shell having at one side the other half of the hinge to be coupled with the one of the hat brim to form an articulation, this hemispherical shell carrying a hat band placed in such a way that it overlaps the mouth and serves to cover the joining line between the crown and the brim of the hat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1976
    Inventor: Manuel Garcia Rodenas
  • Patent number: 3982630
    Abstract: A package for dental root canal instruments comprises a rectangular base plate of stamped metal having integral resilient protuberances along a marginal edge defining housings for gripping the handles of the instruments, a part of the handle protruding beyond said marginal edge. A cover with U-section slides is slidably mounted on the base plate to cover the instruments and enclose the protruding handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1974
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1976
    Assignee: Micro-Mega S.A.
    Inventor: Marcel Garnier
  • Patent number: 3981402
    Abstract: A dispensing container for pellets such as capsules and pills and comprising an elongated tubular member holding the pellets in a line, the member being slit helically along its length and being resilient so that when twisted about its longitudinal axis the slit opens for dispensing a pellet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1974
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1976
    Assignee: Merck & Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Neil W. Miller