Patents Examined by T. Graveline
  • Patent number: 4776797
    Abstract: A coin cue device having a pliable support, a circular backing secured to the pliable support and elevated pictorial coin indicia integrally bound to the circular backing. A circular ridge is secured to the pliable support and to the circular backing, and a removable backing is removably secured to the back of the pliable support. A method for aiding the handicapped in determining which monetary coins are to be desposited in a machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1988
    Inventor: JoAnn Hernandez
  • Patent number: 4765457
    Abstract: At least two trays are positioned over each other which are lockable by a cover. One of the trays is a drawer which is lockable in an inserted position with the cover. The paint box can have an upper and a lower tray and the upper tray can comprise a rectangular housing with a foldable cover. The rectangular housing has double side walls extending downwardly and forming a guide for the lower tray which is the drawer. The undersurface of the drawer can form the supporting surface for the housing while the upper tray housing rests on the drawer. The double side walls of the rectangular housing end with a small space above the bottom plane of the drawer and the inserted edge of the drawer can be lowered an amount corresponding to that small space. The pulled out end of the drawer can have a strap which projects upwardly over the upper tray and engages under the edge of the foldable cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1988
    Assignee: Pelikan Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Claus Rayhle
  • Patent number: 4762225
    Abstract: Disclosed is a guard and carrying system for compact discs. The system includes a collapsible enclosure having a mouth portion, extensible side portions, a V-shaped vertex portion, and a secureable fold-over cover. Also included is an accordion-like integral series of V-shaped storage elements. These elements include an elongated, substantially rigid, yet foldable substrate. They further include an integral sleeve having a longitudinal axis and enveloping the substrate, trapping air in a planar geometry, and several outer sleeve segments disc-proportioned and disposed about the integral sleeve holding air between these segments and the integral sleeve. A plurality of linear heat seals are disposed transversely to the longitudinal axis of the integral sleeve. The heat seals bond the outer segments to the integral sleeve to define a pattern of pockets adapted for the holding of discs and disc-related documentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1988
    Inventor: Walter R. Henkel
  • Patent number: 4759442
    Abstract: Security package including a handle structure secured to a rectangular encompassing structure for encompassing about an audio or visual cassette box or a compact disk jewel box. Retainer bars in the rectangular encompassing structure provide for retaining either an audio cassette or a video cassette box, or a compact disk box within the rectangular encompassing structure. A retainer box including a pin is pushed through a hole in the encompassing structure, and is in frictional secure engagement which provides for retaining of the box within the rectangular encompassing structure. The retaining bar-pin can be removed with common hand tools or, in the alternative, end retainer bars can be cut for separation of the ends of the rectangular encompassing structure for removing the box from the encompassing security package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1988
    Assignee: Empak, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Gregerson, Larry Dressen
  • Patent number: 4756340
    Abstract: A Jacquard double plush fabric for subsequent division into upper and lower fabric portions includes a plurality of sheds with a single weft for each of the sheds and a U-shaped pile thread for the respective single weft, and dead thread groups woven into and distributed within the upper and the lower fabric portions, and a method and an apparatus for producing the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1988
    Assignee: Caesarea Glenoit Industries Ltd.
    Inventor: Herbert Janssen
  • Patent number: 4749007
    Abstract: There is described a cloth for draining and drying paper webs, comprising a fabric formed by warp threads and weft threads. Said cloth further comprises a top layer of interlaced lengthwise strips and weft threads, at least one upper weft thread part passing underneath one or a plurality of lengthwise strips, being connected to the fabric by at least one warp thread thereof, which has been passed between said upper weft thread part and the lengthwise strip or strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1988
    Assignee: Asten Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Malmendier
  • Patent number: 4747490
    Abstract: An attachment for a prior art beverage carrier includes rows of cantelevered clips for securing golf clubs. The attachment is provided with retaining devices for engaging the carrier handle and is thus selectively mounted thereon. Spaced adjacent the retaining devices, in longitudinal displacement, are further panels for supporting golf paraphenalia. In the alternative, the elements for securing golf items are separately fixed to the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1988
    Inventor: Fred Smith
  • Patent number: 4746010
    Abstract: A box of card stock for packaging a predetermined number of food items, such as taco shells and related filling materials, is convertible by the consumer into a tray for holding at least one such food item after preparation and carrying same from stove to table. The box has perforated score line means along which portions of the box are separable from each other to produce the tray, exposing at least one recess shaped to hold the prepared item. The tray has a base that cooperates with the recess to hold the prepared item in a stable upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1988
    Inventor: Stephen Fournier
  • Patent number: 4742578
    Abstract: A penetration-resistant surgical glove is disclosed which consists of a thin latex of synthetic rubber foundation glove having a front surface overlay of thin, pliable and limp material composed of a large number of tightly interlaced fibers or filaments of high strength adhesively attached to the face or palmar surface of the foundation glove. The surface overlay of thin, pliable and limp material is shaped to conform to the thumb, fingers and palm of the foundation glove and serves to prevent penetration of the glove by a sharp object. The foundation glove with its protective overlay of penetration-resistant material may be provided with an over-coat of rubber in the form of a second glove, as by dipping in liquid latex, drying and vulcanizing in the conventional manner.The over-coat of latex rubber provides a hermetic seal over the surface of the foundation glove and its protective overlay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1988
    Inventor: Arnold S. Seid
  • Patent number: 4735309
    Abstract: A box is particularly used for holding computer disks. The box has a back wall, a bottom wall, sidewalls and a front wall. The front wall has lower, middle, and upper panels connected by hinges. The top wall is connected to the upper panel. The front wall is secured through the sidewalls by a pin that allows the front wall to fold between open and closed positions. In the open position, the lower panel and the upper panel are parallel with the bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1988
    Assignee: Wendell R. Brooks, Inc.
    Inventor: Brad Nemeth
  • Patent number: 4735003
    Abstract: A toe cap for internally reinforcing the toe of safety shoes, boots, and the like to protect the wearer against heavy compression or impact loads is made from a plastic material, and is designed with a flexible roof region in order to shift stresses generated by such loads to the lateral and forward wall regions which are more capable of supporting the loads and yield higher load-carrying capacities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1988
    Assignee: Haskon Corporation
    Inventor: John L. Dykeman
  • Patent number: 4735319
    Abstract: A portable shoe shine kit adapted for travel and home use has a container and operatively associated footrest assembly which is removably stored therein. The container defines a storage space which has a partition therein for dividing the storage space into an upper compartment and a lower compartment and the partition has an opening to provide communication between the upper compartment and lower compartment. The footrest assembly includes, a base, a footrest bracket, and an elongated support for connecting the footrest bracket and the base to each other. The base is disposed in the lower compartment of the container and has a connecting member thereon aligned with the opening in the partition to permit the elongated member and the footrest bracket to be connected thereto without removing the base from the container and to position the footrest bracket exterior of the container a spaced predetermined distance generally above the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1988
    Inventor: F. Jerome Mead
  • Patent number: 4735314
    Abstract: A carton is disclosed for containing and displaying cylindrical objects such as drinking glasses or canned goods, and a single foldable paperboard blank form is disclosed for making the carton. The carton is in the form of an open ended sleeve having a divider panel providing adjacent sections for receiving the cylindrical objects, and folding tab members interengaged with the divider panel to retain the objects within the open ends while providing maximum visible exposure of the objects at the carton sides and ends. Tabs in the top and bottom panels of the carton provide finger holes for carrying the carton and extend into the carton transverse to the divider panel and between adjacent objects in the direction between the open ends of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1988
    Assignee: The Shelby Paper Box Co.
    Inventors: Richard G. Kadleck, William W. Nowak
  • Patent number: 4729179
    Abstract: A multi-layer shoe insole comprises a lowermost metal layer connected to a polyethylene foam layer via a film of polyethylene. An uppermost layer in the form of a felt material is connected to the polyethylene foam via a textile net embedded in a layer of synthetic resin. The insole is provided with a removably attached arch support and a removably attached heel cup. The layers of the insole are stitched to one another by a pair of threads which also serve to maintain the peripheral edge of the insole are a smooth line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1988
    Assignee: Kinney Shoe Corporation
    Inventor: Barr Quist, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4729474
    Abstract: An improved satchel-style tackle box wherein access to the storage compartments can be had through the upper end or through the front wall of the box. Hence with the box of the present invention, there is no need to turn the box over in order to obtain access to all its storage compartments. The elimination of the need to turn the box over is accomplished by adding a pull out drawer to the lower part of the box. One or more storage compartments are then developed in the box above the drawer storage compartment. The projecting edge around the drawer opening in the box cooperate to prevent the rain water and other casual water from getting into the box, between the drawer and the opening, when the drawer is closed. Novel latches secure the drawer in its closed position and assist in preventing the ingress of water into the drawer. The latches are readily moved out of the way when the drawer is to be opened. A handle is mounted on the front wall of the box to facilitate carrying the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1988
    Assignee: Flambeau Corporation
    Inventors: Charles A. Lanius, William R. Sauey
  • Patent number: 4729412
    Abstract: A forming fabric for use e.g. in the papermaking industry. The fabric comprises a first weave (1) including weft threads (4) and warp threads (3), and a second weave (2) which is interconnected with the first weave, said second weave comprising coarser weft threads (6), which interweave with warp threads (5) arranged in groups of at least two threads. The warp threads (5) of each group run in parallel with each other and weave alike with the weft threads (6) of the second weave (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1988
    Assignee: Nordiskafilt AB
    Inventor: Hans J. Bugge
  • Patent number: 4726471
    Abstract: The invention describes the package of cut and creased sheet material for receiving stacks of tea bags. The package is erected to a receiving position by folding and gluing the cut and creased blank to define an intermediate position of the package in which a side is open for the reception of the tea bags. After insertion of the tea bags, the side is closed by means of a closure panel glued to the remainder of the package. The thus sealed package also has defined therein at one end a flip top type lid which can be broken open giving access to the package contents. The invention also provides a method of inserting tea bags into the package followed by the closing of same to provide a sealed unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1988
    Assignee: Premier Brands U.K. Limited
    Inventors: Richard V. Whately, Ronald M. Sweeney
  • Patent number: 4723723
    Abstract: Male and female surface-type fastener tapes are unwound from respective spools in a housing and drawn out of the housing through a tape guide swingably disposed in a slot defined in a side panel of the housing. The spools are disconnected from the housing and can easily be replaced with new ones simply by opening a cover of the housing. The tape guide is automatically directed toward the position where the tapes are unreeled off the respective spools. Therefore, the tapes are properly and smoothly mated together by the tape guide as they are progressively passed through the tape guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1988
    Assignee: Yoshida Kogyo, K.K.
    Inventors: Sadaho Asahi, Yasuo Yamada, Hiroo Minami
  • Patent number: 4716664
    Abstract: A bowling shoe to be worn on the sliding foot of a bowler has a heel that presents outer and inner bottom surfaces, the outer bottom surface having a relatively high coefficient of friction as compared to the inner surface. The outer surface can be white rubber and the inner surface can be leather. Preferably the heel is U-shaped for improved stability. A shoe for the non-sliding foot has a sole with a higher coefficient of friction and a uniform heel surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1988
    Inventor: Wilson G. Taylor
  • Patent number: 4717016
    Abstract: A package for ingredients comprises a resilient tube which has apertures provided therein. The apertures are held closed by the resilience of the material of the tube and are opened by application of stress in the longitudinal direction of the tube. Aspects of the invention include mounting of the package in a disposable cup for use in the catering industry or supplying a number of such packages each including ingredients for an instant drink for domestic or catering use. In another aspect the invention discloses use of the package in mixing pigment to a base color paint and use of the package in a plant watering or hydroponic culture system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1988
    Inventor: James M. Dalgleish