Patents Examined by Steven E. Lipman
  • Patent number: 4201293
    Abstract: A package for protection and display of an object such as a clock which includes a base having narrow pedestals extending upwardly along the lateral edges, pedestals having respective overhanging portions extending horizontally inward. The spacing between the pedestals is substantially the same as the lateral dimension of the object and the inside height of the overhanging portions is substantially the same as the height of the object. Embossments are provided on the base presenting a pair of retaining edges spaced inwardly with respect to the front and back edges of the base, the spacing between the embossments being substantially the same as the depth dimension of the object, the base pedestals and embossments being formed of resilient foamed plastic so that the object is held captive and cradled against movement in any direction with respect to the base. The base is enclosed by an inverted cup-shaped shell of transparent plastic having a lower edge snugly conforming to the profile of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1980
    Assignee: Spartus Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony W. Rigazio, Allen Rubin
  • Patent number: 4201290
    Abstract: A carrying case for herbs and medicine is provided as a solid block of polished wood having a plurality of wells bored in one end to receive pill bottles, vials of herbs and other folk remedies, a small spoon, or other implements, there being a leather flap fastened to the block along one edge and snapped to the block at the other such that the flap covers both the above described wells and a mirror mounted to one side to act as a sorting surface, there being a blade removably inserted in a slot in the bottom of the block for use in separating herbs on the mirror sorting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1980
    Inventor: Henry L. Madden
  • Patent number: 4195731
    Abstract: A device for containing a substance and adapted to release the substance into a vial comprising a container adapted to be supported on the vial having a cylindrical space adapted to contain the substance with a closing bottom connected thereto for closing the cylindrical space and retaining the substance. A piercing piston is slidably mounted within the cylindrical space of the container and provided with a lower piercing point for piercing through a weakness defined between the container and its closing bottom. A vertically and circumferentially extending groove is defined in the container within the circumferential space and a projection is defined on the piercing piston which in engaged within the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1980
    Inventor: Claudio Cavazza
  • Patent number: 4194630
    Abstract: A one-piece flat paperboard blank is erected to form a device to protect the corners of packaged articles, the device being re-usable and fastened by a releasable locking tab. The blank comprises a series of four triangular panels and four rectangular panels, with a rectangular panel positioned between each pair of triangular panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1980
    Assignee: Champion International Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas J. Kaiser
  • Patent number: 4191289
    Abstract: A self-standing display carton for containing and displaying an article has a generally hourglass configuration and comprises first and second spaced apart end walls and four upstanding sidewalls connecting the end walls. The sidewalls include a first pair of sidewalls, each having a generally U-shaped configuration including first and second end panels and an intermediate panel disposed between the end panels, the end panels inclining inwardly from their respective end wall to their respective intermediate panel. The intermediate panels of the first pair of sidewalls are in substantial abutting relationship and disposed generally perpendicular to the planes of the first and second end walls. Each of the first pair of sidewalls includes an aperture substantially conforming to the configuration of the article to be contained within the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1980
    Assignee: Champion International Corporation
    Inventor: John J. Austin
  • Patent number: 4191288
    Abstract: A shipper display unit is provided having a removable outer protective member in encompassing relation with an inner member in which are disposed a plurality of products arranged in a substantially stacked relation. When the outer member is removed, substantial portions of the accommodated products are exposed for price making or the like without having to be removed from the inner member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1980
    Assignee: Packaging Corporation of America
    Inventor: Michael W. Hostad
  • Patent number: 4191291
    Abstract: A hollow dental tool holder block formed of a thermoplastic base including small diameter holes at spaced positions to receive inserted ends of rod-like dental burs, endodontic files or the like. The block bears a rectangular recess to one side holding a removable, partitioned, open-top tray nested to the block recess. The tray holds paper, cotton products and may be removed from the block when the metal tools borne by the block are submerged within a cleaning solution and treated to ultrasonic vibration, and then reinserted in order to sterilize the entire set of instruments and cotton-paper products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1980
    Inventor: Ronald W. Brown
  • Patent number: 4186835
    Abstract: A box for ampoules has a front wall with a top edge well below the top edge of the rear wall so as to define (with side walls) an opening closed by a cover extending from the rear wall and overlapping the front wall to which it is secured by an adhesive edge. Lines of perforations across the overlapping portion define a web to be torn off when access is to be had to the ampoules. This leaves the remaining part of the cover with a tongue which, when the box is again to be closed, is tucked into a pocket between the front wall and a support for the ampoules which also strengthens the front wall. The support includes corrugated cardboard providing compartments for the ampoules. The tongue and top edge of the front wall are shaped to interlock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1980
    Assignee: Interondo AG
    Inventor: Otto Hofer
  • Patent number: 4185742
    Abstract: A water-proof cap to protect the ends of rolled sheet stock has an outer chip board cover, an inner chip board cover, and a cylindrical skirt of creped kraft paper the top of which is sandwiched between the periphery of the inner and outer layers of chip board. A water-proof adhesive provides a circumferential seal between the edge of the skirt and the inner and the outer chip board layers. Polyethylene film laminated to an inner surface of the skirt and to one surface of one of the chip board covers further enhances the water resistant characteristics of the cover.Covers have also been constructed using corrugated board, liner board and heavy kraft paper in place of the chip board described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 29, 1980
    Assignee: Straubel Paper Company
    Inventors: Dwight Fisk, Willis P. Drew
  • Patent number: 4177893
    Abstract: A merchandise container including a box-like base having an opening in its top wall. A box-like insert within the base projects through the opening above the base top wall, the top wall of the insert having an opening for accommodating an article of merchandise. A double walled shell has a liner within it, the liner projecting below the bottom edge of the shell and fitting snugly around the portion of the insert projecting above the base. A core is located between all the double walls of the shell to maintain a spacing between them. The container is formed of no more than five pieces of folded and glued paperboard, namely, the pieces forming the base, the insert, the shell, the liner, and the core. The insert includes a platform upon which the merchandise rests, and locking means for preventing removal of the insert from the base. Both ends of the shell may be open, the upper end being closed by the top wall of the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1979
    Inventor: William F. Kornfeld
  • Patent number: 4177898
    Abstract: A sheet gift wrap package is comprised of two identical nests of folds positioned in a transparent plastic bag in back-to-back relationship. Each fold is comprised of at least two sheets of decorative gift wrap, the sheets being arranged in each fold so that a portion of each sheet is visible in the nests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1979
    Assignee: Avco Corporation
    Inventor: Robert J. Humphrey
  • Patent number: 4155454
    Abstract: A safety package for an ampoule comprising a backing card, a cover sheet and an ampoule. The ampoule and the cover sheet are adapted to rupture upon the application of pressure to the backing card. The fractured segments of the ampoule are retained on the backing card, thereby minimizing the risk of glass splintering and cut fingers. After folding, the backing card provides a firm support which prevents ampoule spilling, and facilitates the filling of a syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1979
    Assignee: Schering Corporation
    Inventor: John V. Ryden
  • Patent number: 4149628
    Abstract: A combined artists paintbox and a liquid container, comprising a tray for housing the paints and brushes and a sealable liquid container hinged thereto. The liquid container is pivotable from an open position, providing access to the paints in the tray, to a closed position covering the open side of the tray. A separate liquid container is provided which can be supported by the tray or sealable liquid container when in their open position and which is used to hold the liquid poured from the sealable container. The separate liquid container is also made to fit over the tray and sealable liquid container to hold them in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1979
    Inventor: Carl R. Gabarro
  • Patent number: 4149633
    Abstract: A two-chamber dispensing package comprises a supply chamber and a discharge chamber. The discharge chamber has a discharge opening closed by means of a self-closing closure and communicates with the supply chamber via an opening. The discharge member has a flexible wall which may be manually deformed to generate a pressure upon the content of said discharge chamber thereby opening said closure and discharging content therefrom. The partition between the two chambers may be a curved flexible wall with an opening and the manual pressure may be exerted upon a wall of the package which thereby covers said opening to give an accurately measured discharge from said discharge chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1976
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1979
    Assignee: KeNova AB
    Inventor: Billy N. Nilson
  • Patent number: 4144967
    Abstract: A compact, portable shaving kit comprising a shaving brush, a container for shaving soap, a container top having an annular member supporting the shaving brush in an upright position, and a cap for enclosing the brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1979
    Inventors: Lawrence C. Craven, Frank Sherosky
  • Patent number: 4142628
    Abstract: A surgical suture retaining label for needled and for non-needled multiple sutures is disclosed which permits direct dispensing of the suture. An envelope having a tearing notch and a tear angle guideline across the face of the envelope is also disclosed. When the envelope is torn from the tear notch along the guideline, the label is exposed. The needled and non-needled sutures are held together by a tab. When the tab is pulled, the multiple sutures are directly dispensed from the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1979
    Assignee: American Cyanamid Company
    Inventors: Frank J. Marocco, Lelia A. Bolanowski
  • Patent number: 4141448
    Abstract: An integrated double serving package with hanger wherein a pair of bowl-like containers having removable covers are held together in a display package by a retaining sleeve which is of a polygonal cross section and including flat panels having notches therein receiving the projections of the containers and covers. The sleeve has end portions secured together by a projecting hanger portion whereby the package may be readily hung from a hook or the like for display purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1979
    Assignee: The Continental Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Carmen T. Mascia, Thomas F. Jordan
  • Patent number: 4140219
    Abstract: A protective storage case for tape cassettes or other spooled tapes is formed by a rectangular parallelepipedic box with two perpendicular open edge faces adapted to be opened or closed by a pivoting flap member which carries protuberances on resilient integral tongues, these protuberances serving to elastically grip the cassette and prevent it from falling out when the flap member is opened and closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1979
    Inventor: Stanley B. L. Somers
  • Patent number: 4139099
    Abstract: A kit for shrink wrap framing includes a light rigid backing board having one face coated with positionable pressure-sensitive mounting adhesive and a release sheet, a rectangular shrink-wrap envelope about 1/4 inch larger than the backing board on all four sides, with a 1-inch flap along one short side coated with pressure sensitive adhesive and a release strip, plastic corner reinforcements and double-faced foam suqares or foam tape. The user peels the release sheet from the face of the board, presses the artwork to be mounted against the exposed adhesive area, inserts the plastic corner reinforcements into the four corners of the board, inserts the board into the shrink film envelope, removes the release paper frpom the envelope flap, seals the envelope flap and exposes the assembly to heat, such as from a gun-type hair dryer until the shrink film is tightly wrapped around the enclosed assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1979
    Inventors: Morgan A. Daly, Paul R. Yager
  • Patent number: 4138015
    Abstract: A storage tray assembly comprising at least two separate trays of rectangular form together with at least two pairs of sidewall members which are of similar form and of L-shaped configuration, said sidewall members being arranged so that their lower portions can engage the upper part of one tray and their upper portions can engage the lower part of another tray so as to connect said trays together in a vertically spaced relationship, each tray having in its upper surface slot means which extend along each of two opposite lateral sides of the tray and at least partially along one of the other sides so as to be adapted to receive the lower portions of two of said L-shaped sidewall members, and having in its lower surface further slot means which extend along each of said two opposite lateral sides and at least partially along each of the other two sides so as to be adapted to receive the upper portions of two further L-shaped sidewall members so that a tray can be disposed relative to the pair of sidewall membe
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1979
    Assignee: M. Myers & Son Limited
    Inventor: Derek S. Rabley