Patents Examined by Shian Luong
  • Patent number: 7383948
    Abstract: A paint brush cleaning accessory that includes a supporting mechanism for supporting the bristle portion of a paint brush entirely below the surface of a volume of a cleaning solvent within a cleaning solvent container while ensuring the tip ends of the bristle portion of the bristle portion are suspended above the bottom surface of the cleaning solvent container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Inventor: Janice Richardson
  • Patent number: 7360649
    Abstract: An entertainment system, comprising an entertainment device, a suspension platform, and, optionally, a storage bag, is described. The suspension platform is removably secured to a seat back of a front seat in the passenger compartment of a passenger vehicle. Alternatively, the suspension platform may be removably suspended between two front seats of a passenger vehicle. In either location the suspension platform provides means for securing an entertainment device inside the passenger vehicle, for convenient use by one or more occupants of rear seats in the passenger vehicle. The suspension platform may be redisposed into a configuration suitable for protecting the entertainment device during storage or transport. A storage bag provides means for storing the entertainment device and suspension platform, and also such accessories as may be employed with these items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: CFS Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Swaim, Christopher Toll
  • Patent number: 7090077
    Abstract: A magazine strip (2) for fastening elements (14) includes a strip-shaped support strap (4), a plurality of uniformly spaced from each other, transporting recesses (8) for a stepwise displacement of the magazine strip (2) in a magazine receptacle and opening toward a first one (6) of opposite longitudinal edges of the strap, and a plurality of substantially cylindrical receptacles (12) for retaining fastening elements (14) and limited by a lower surface (21) and an upper surface (22) of the support strap (4) and opening toward a second one (10) of the opposite longitudinal edges of the support strap (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andreas Pally, Gerd Daubinger
  • Patent number: 6793078
    Abstract: A kit is disclosed which includes a blister tray and a blister card sized and shaped to be inserted within the blister tray. The blister card includes indicia printed thereon relating to the medical device. A main panel and retaining mechanisms for retaining the blister card within the blister tray are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventor: Constance E. Roshdy
  • Patent number: 6782999
    Abstract: A travel toothbrush system that includes a keychain structure for attaching keys and a toothbrush that is attachable to the keychain structure so that the toothbrush has an enlarged handle for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Inventors: Katrina M. McCoy, James E. Kunkle
  • Patent number: 6758338
    Abstract: A pill dispenser comprises a lightweight container that carries a small number of doses (e.g., fewer than five and preferably one) of a medication to be taken during emergency or unexpected events. The device provides a symbolic indication of the nature of the event or condition for which the medication should be taken. The device may carry expiration date information for the medication. The device may also provide an environment proof closure to protect the medication, yet provide easy access to the medication when needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: KJ Innovations, LLC.
    Inventor: Lynn Almyra Nelson Lien
  • Patent number: 6758330
    Abstract: A jewelry display device, including a base having a top and bottom surface, a cover having one end hingedly attached to one end of the base, the base having at least a first display member on the top surface thereof, and the cover being selectively movable between a position overlying the top surface of the base and a position underlying the bottom surface of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: Sterling Jewelers Inc.
    Inventor: John Chudada
  • Patent number: 6758341
    Abstract: A seed envelope includes an aperture covered by a transparent sheet. The aperture is particularly spaced from the bottom and two sides of the envelope. The aperture allows the purchaser to view the seeds which fill at least a portion of the seed envelope. In order to incorporate the transparent sheet, the envelope must be filled from the top, away from the transparent sheet and aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: Livingston Seed, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert H. Johnston
  • Patent number: 6755302
    Abstract: A tool container has a pair of housing members pivotally coupled with one another to provide an opened and closed position. At least one of the members defines a cavity to receive tools. The cavity is defined by a base and a wall extending from the base. A tool retaining insert is permanently secured in the cavity. The insert and wall include tenons and grooves to secure the insert in the housing member. Also, an arcuate locking mechanism is included to maintain the pair of housing members in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Streich, Daniel G. Findle, Patrick S. Keenan, David Namey, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6749063
    Abstract: A device for in-hospital transportation of flexible medical endoscopes comprises: a re-usable tray having an inner compartment defined by a generally planar base, surrounding walls upstanding therefrom, and peripheral lip-portion(s) provided at least partially around said surrounding walls and extending outwardly therefrom; a single-use, disposable tray-liner having margins to embrace and to detachably-engage at least a major part of said peripheral lip-portion(s) thereof; an open-faced pouch provided centrally of said margins, such that in use said pouch is able to conform itself substantially to the inner compartment of the re-usable tray; and a pouch-closing protective cover which in use is capable of being extended from one edge across an open-face of the pouch supported in the inner compartment and detachably secured so as safely to enclose an endoscope when it is within the pouch within the inner compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Medicart International Limited
    Inventor: George Christopher Parker
  • Patent number: 6745900
    Abstract: Case comprising a base, a lid and a tongue connecting the lid to the base. The lid is movable between a closed position in which a reservoir arranged in the base is substantially isolated from the outside and an open position in which the lid is folded down under the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Qualipac
    Inventor: Claude Lambert
  • Patent number: 6745897
    Abstract: A storage and security case for a personal computer comprises a housing with fold over side platforms, which operate a mechanism to raise and lower a support platform within the case to cover a personal computer stored within the case or expose the personal computer. The side platforms provide additional functions such as a storage tray for various materials and a mouse platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: CompX International Inc.
    Inventors: Peter M. Barber, Vernon W. Tarbutt
  • Patent number: 6742653
    Abstract: A tool suspension device has a back plate and at least one tool bracket. The back plate has a body and at least one tool mounting space formed in the body. Two mounting brackets with mounting slots are respectively formed at opposite sides of each respective tool mounting space. A hole is defined in the body and corresponds to each respective mounting bracket. A resilient arm with a foot is formed on the top end of each respective hole. Each tool bracket is mounted on the back plate and corresponds to one of the tool mounting spaces. The tool bracket has a main plate and two ears corresponding to the mounting slots in the mounting brackets. Accordingly, the tool bracket will not slide out of the bottom of the mounting slots due to the blocking effect provided by the feet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Inventor: Jui-Chien Kao
  • Patent number: 6739452
    Abstract: A memory device protective carrier is disclosed for protecting small memory devices. The container includes a non-deformable, rigid exterior case having first and second shells and a securing mechanism to adjustably secure the shells in an open or closed position so that a containment chamber is defined between the shells in the closed position. A deformable, resilient receiving insert and a resilient securing insert are secured respectively within the first and second shells. Sealing lips of the inserts are compressed in the closed position to form a fluid seal so that a memory device secured within the containment chamber is protected by the rigid case and resilient inserts against damage from impact injury or fluid contaminants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Inventor: Donald R. Rochelo
  • Patent number: 6739453
    Abstract: A product package is described for enclosing an item in a non-thermoformed blister-like compartment. Also described are approaches for making the package. According to various aspects of the described package and manufacturing techniques, a blank is cut out of a sheet of see-through plastic material, the blank having a plurality of panels and flange sections such that the blank can be formed, without thermoforming, into a blister-like compartment having a plurality of panels defining an enclosure with a mouth at its base and a flange at the mouth's perimeter. The blank may include printing, cutouts, perforations, or other features. The blank is then folded into a blister-like compartment and loaded with the item to be packaged. A backing is positioned to enclose the loaded blister-like compartment and affixed to the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: IMPAC Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Mazurek
  • Patent number: 6736260
    Abstract: The neck-through the top carton blank for forming a carton with a four-ply handle and two-ply top panels with apertures through which the necks of bottles can be extended. The apertures in the top panel have an arcuate extended opening projecting towards the handle panel to minimize damage to the labels of the necks of bottles extending through the apertures. The fold lines for gluing this blank into a car-on are parallel to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Manuel Gomes, Stephen Mark Gould
  • Patent number: 6732859
    Abstract: A recording medium disc storage case (1) includes a holding plate (2) for covering a recording side of a recording medium disc (100) having a central hole (101), the holding plate (2) having a holding portion (5) to be removably fitted into the central hole (101) of the disc (100), the holding portion (5) having a base (10) extending from an inner periphery of a perforation (9) defined centrally of the holding plate (2), extensions (12) extending circumferentially from the base (10), and projections (13) each radially outwardly projecting from an end portion of each of the extensions (12), the projections (13) having respective tips defining a circular envelope having a diameter greater than that of the central hole (101) of the disc (100), and the extensions (12) having an outer diameter such as to be fitted in the central hole (101) of the disc (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: Meiko Kasei Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaaki Kuremoto, Kei Kuremoto
  • Patent number: 6732860
    Abstract: A cover for storing and sending compact discs is described, which cover includes an upper part (7) and a lower part (1), which upper part (7) and lower part (1) can be swivelled relative to each other, and one of the parts (1, 7) is provided with a portion (2) for placement of the compact disc, means (3) of retaining the compact disc, and means (6, 8) of attaching the parts (1, 7) to each other in a separable manner, where the lower part (1) and the upper part (7) are hinged to each other and can be swivelled through an angle of 360° in parallel relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: Cover A/S
    Inventors: Arild Stridal, Thor Eide, Kjell Thoresen
  • Patent number: 6729469
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a storage holder (11) for a compact disc, and to a storage case (12) containing such a storage holder (11) wherein the storage holder (11) does not flex the compact disc during release and has a relatively simple design thereby avoiding the necessity of using complex molds. The storage holder comprises (a) a base portion; (b) at least two inwardly extending radial arms connected so the base portion by a center disc supporting ring, each of said inwardly extending radial arms having a retaining rib for engaging the upper surface of the compact disc; (c) a center button formed by the inner ends of the arms and which center button is receivable in the central hole of the compact disc; and wherein release of the compact disc by depression of the center button and actuation of the retaining ribs and arms does not result in any flexing or lifting of the compact disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Technicolor Videocassette, Inc.
    Inventors: Barbara Suk Chun Yau, Patrick Sung Fai Chan, Fuk Po Wong
  • Patent number: 6726005
    Abstract: A storage and mixing capsule 10 for separately storing a pair of ingredients therein and providing a structure for efficiently and reliably mixing the ingredients to form an amalgam. The capsule has two components: a first receptacle 12 and a second receptacle 14. The first receptacle 12 includes an interior compartment 16 for receiving an alloy and includes a piercing element 24 attached to a portion of the inner wall 26. The second receptacle 14 includes an interior compartment 30 for receiving mercury. The second receptacle 14 further includes a rupturable seal 38 disposed across the open bottom end 36 of the second receptacle 14. The capsule 10 further includes a conduit 54 extending from the capsule 10 which is used as a passageway for air to move from the interior of the capsule 10 to the exterior of the capsule 10 or for an inert gas to move from the exterior of the capsule 10 to the interior of the capsule 10 to create an interior atmosphere which prevents the oxidization of amalgam components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: Kerr Corporation
    Inventor: Frank N. Lentine