Patents Examined by William T. Dixson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4653644
    Abstract: A package for the application of a fumigant material includes a first sheet having a plurality of recesses for receiving a fumigant in pellet or tablet form in each recess and a second sheet one side of which is coated with an adhesive which is applied over the openings and surrounding surface area of the first sheet and adhered thereto by heat and pressure; the material of the sheet is a spun bonded polyester which permits ingress of moisture containing atmosphere. The release of the toxic gas produced by the moisture induced decomposition of the pellets takes place at a much higher effective rate than has been the case with previous packages for similar material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1987
    Assignee: DEGESCH GmbH
    Inventors: Jeremiah B. Sullivan, Donald G. Shaheen, Richard P. Stanovick, Robert L. Dove
  • Patent number: 4600114
    Abstract: An explosion proof vault for housing electrical equipment is isolated from ambient air by the provision of an auxiliary expansion chamber. The auxiliary expansion chamber is coupled to the explosion proof casing and an inelastic bladder is located in the auxiliary expansion chamber in fluid communication with the explosion proof casing. An airtight seal around the mouth of the bladder prevents the passage of air between the explosion proof casing and the auxiliary expansion chamber except within the bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1986
    Inventor: Robert M. Dabich
  • Patent number: 4600101
    Abstract: A packaging arrangement for electric light bulbs wherein a plurality of bulbs are secured to a platform which is in turn slid into a protective carton for shipment or storage. The platform is formed from an integral blank and is provided with a plurality of bulb retaining sockets for mounting the bulbs on the platform. Each of the sockets is defined by a pair of parallel cuts in the blank connected at their ends by transverse score lines and bisected by a transverse cut extending beyond each of the parallel cuts. The resulting arrangement provides yieldable side flaps for the socket which are deflected by the bulb as it is inserted into the socket to firmly seat the bulb on the platform and a pair of opposing end flaps adapted to releasably secure the bulb within the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1986
    Assignee: Cooper Industries
    Inventor: Michael Naia
  • Patent number: 4600102
    Abstract: A novelty item which is particularly useful as a decorative piece is formed as a miniaturized transparent container shaped to authentically simulate a barrel normally used to contain crude oil with a quantity of authentic crude oil being contained within the container and visible therein, the container being sealed to prevent removal of the oil and having a label or other markings on the outside thereof consisting of a name or designation fancifully associated with crude oil or the ownership or production thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1986
    Inventor: Ali R. Avila
  • Patent number: 4592464
    Abstract: An improved display box of the type having a bottom, upstanding front and rear panels and sides cooperating to define an upwardly open container to receive and hold a selected commodity, such as candy, pastries, electronic parts, cosmetics or the like. A top is connected to the rear wall by a hinge such that the top may be pivoted to a closed position closing the container, or to an upright position exposing the contents of the container. To provide for display, the top includes a support panel extending a first distance from the hinge to a first score line. A display panel extends a second, greater distance from the first score line to a second score line. Completing the top is a lock flap which extends from the second score line to a leading edge. When the container is closed, the flap folds into the compartment. When it is desired to display the container contents, the top is folded 180.degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1986
    Inventor: David G. Londagin
  • Patent number: 4588083
    Abstract: This invention is a storage container for a garden hose coiled therewithin, a removable top cover, and a means to lock and seal the cover on the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1986
    Assignee: Clifford L. Hunt
    Inventor: Clifford L. Hunt
  • Patent number: 4586602
    Abstract: A detonating cord transport package wherein detonating cord is installed on a plurality of separator-support members so as to provide crossover locations at frequent intervals at which crossover locations there is incorporated means for stopping any detonation that occurs, with the result that such detonation will be confined to a relatively short length of detonating cord and will also be confined to the container in which the detonating cord transport package is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1986
    Assignee: Pengo Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: David V. Levey
  • Patent number: 4582194
    Abstract: A packaging method and a package for bulk containment of lop-sided articles such as blister carded or similarly packaged items in a space saving nested arrangement are described. A tray, such as a display tray, containing the blister carded items, has retaining means such as a tray wrapper to prevent unintended spillage of the blister carded items but which permits nesting of the blister cards contained within two closely juxtaposed trays whereby efficient nesting of the packed items is obtained in a readily handled package having structurally retentive properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1986
    Assignee: Duracell Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Karpiloff, Douglas G. Rix
  • Patent number: 4577751
    Abstract: The specification describes a device which may be attached to a soap dish or tray of the type which is installed adjacent bath tubs or in shower stalls. The device when installed prevents bars of soap from sliding off the tray or dish while permitting the normal drainage of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1986
    Inventor: Jean St-Jacques
  • Patent number: 4576284
    Abstract: A hard shell capsule for the exact dosage of substances, especially for pharmaceutical use, having a body part and a cap part which is joinable with said body. The body part has a side wall, a closed end and an open end. The cap part is die-molded or extruded as a stopper directly into the open end of the body after the body has been filled, so as to seal the contents within the capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1986
    Assignee: Warner-Lambert Company
    Inventors: Fritz Wittwer, Thomas Raible
  • Patent number: 4576280
    Abstract: A container for use in shipping garments on hangers has four surrounding walls, preferably, of multiple wall, corrugated kraft board. Dependently connected flaps which form a bottom for the container are arranged to permit shipment of the box in a collapsed condition. An entry flap provided on the front wall of the container is movable between a raised and lowered position. A lid for the container with depending sides is provided. A support structure is provided inside the container. It includes a horizontal support member preferably of wood supported at either end by vertical support members preferably of wood. The support members are held in position by securement plates. The sheet metal securement plates are formed into u-shaped clips which engage the side walls. A central tongue on each clip extends outwardly at an angle. An opening in the tongues receive the horizontal support member. The lower edges of the tongues form and engage in kerfs in the tops of the vertical support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1986
    Assignee: Anna Lena Dove
    Inventors: Doublas J. A. Dove, Raymond F. Nelson
  • Patent number: 4576281
    Abstract: A vertically upright box-type outer enclosure includes a hinged, lockable front door permitting an upwardly open disposable jar container to be locked internally and aligned with a hole within the top of the box-type enclosure. A cylindrical drop chute fits to the hole and is barrel bolt locked in position with its lower end penetrating the top of the jar. The top of the drop chute carries a slotted needle remover plate, with the slot tapering such that a disposable sharp steel plastic needle holder frictionally fit to the lower end of a syringe barrel is inserted within the slot at its enlarged end, moved transversely within the slot such that the plastic needle holder is captured beneath the needle remover plate. The syringe body barrel is moved upwardly detaching the needle therefrom and permitting it to fall by gravity into the sharps impenetrable, jar type container. The door is periodically opened and the jar and accumulated needles removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1986
    Assignee: University Hospital
    Inventor: Patricia E. Kirksey
  • Patent number: 4574946
    Abstract: An open-front carton for packaging and displaying a toy vehicle, the carton having an internal locking device to prevent unauthorized withdrawal of the vehicle. The carton includes a back wall, a bottom wall and a platform elevated thereabove, the vehicle being snugly received within the carton so that its inner wheels lie adjacent the back wall, and its outer wheels lie adjacent the open front. The locking device is constituted by cooperating major and minor flaps. The major flap is cut out of the platform to define a leading edge and a fold line both parallel to the rear wall, the minor flap being cut out of the bottom wall to define a leading edge and a fold line both at right angles to the back wall. The major flap is provided at its middle with a transverse slot aligned with the minor flap fold line whereby when the minor flap is folded in, it engages and raises the major flap, the leading edge of the minor flap then entering the slot to maintain this flap in an upstanding position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1986
    Assignee: Buddy L Corp
    Inventor: Hiroshi Hanazato
  • Patent number: 4574952
    Abstract: In a box containing facial tissues, a tape is attached to the under surface of an oval portion surrounded by a perforated line. In the alternative, thick strings are attached along and inwardly of the longitudinal edges of the oval portion. The tape or thick strings serve as backings and facilitate tearing the top sheet along the perforated line. The uppermost one of the facial tissues is attached to the under surface of the oval portion. In the alternative, the oval portion is formed with a hole through which an adhesive tape is pushed to adhere to the uppermost tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1986
    Inventor: Toshimune Masui
  • Patent number: 4574954
    Abstract: A pill dispenser of the type having a plastic bubble containing each pill with frangible foil backing, has an improved construction enabling easier release of the pill through the foil. Each clear plastic bubble includes a raised circular blister at its top, on an otherwise generally planar plateau area. When the pill is forced out by the finger or thumb of the user, the raised blister is pushed inside out and assists in providing the required depth and force to push the pill out through the foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1986
    Assignee: Medication Services Inc.
    Inventor: Grahame W. Reid
  • Patent number: 4574944
    Abstract: A total concept container for facilitating the use and care of contact lenses and comprising a first housing section providing a working area for use during the insertion and/or removal of a contact lens from the eye, the working area being particularly designed for capturing any liquids which may be dropped during the insertion or removal process and for protecting adjacent surfaces from accidental damage due to contact by the liquids, and a second housing section hingedly secured to the first housing section and having a mirror carried thereby, the second housing section being angularly adjustable with respect to the first housing section for orienting the mirror at the optimum position therefor for the user of the device when inserting and/or removing the contact lens from the eye, a light source may be provided for facilitating the use of the mirror, and the various liquids and other paraphernalia required in the use and care of contact lenses may be conveniently stored in the first housing section, if de
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1986
    Inventor: Frank A. Gregory
  • Patent number: 4573576
    Abstract: A percutaneous gastrostomy kit includes a mushroom catheter having a closed proximal end with a transverse bore through said end and an enlarged washer on the distal end adjacent the mushroom head, a length of approximately five feet of number 2 suture thread, a small packet of surgical lubricant, and a medicut catheter of about 16 gauge all sterilized and enclosed within a sealed package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1986
    Inventor: Thomas C. Krol
  • Patent number: 4573571
    Abstract: A new case for colored pencils is provided, which is formed by a cylindrical main case, a cone-shaped upper cap, and a bottom cap. The bottom cap is screwed to the case and functions to lift and lower the pencils in the case supported upright on the bottom cap so that users can easily pick up a piece of selected colored pencil. The bottom cap is also provided with a coin slit and, therefore, the case may be used as a coin saving box after wasting all the pieces of the pencils contained in the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1986
    Inventor: Tae Y. Leem
  • Patent number: 4573581
    Abstract: This invention relates to a container for carrying temperature-sensitive materials, having a case and inner chamber separated by a cavity containing thermal insulation, characterized in that the thermal insulating means includes a heat sink whereby the contents of the inner cavity is protected from a temperature increase for a period sufficient to avoid deterioration under normal conditions of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1986
    Assignee: Network Medical Containers Pty, Ltd.
    Inventors: Howard R. Galloway, Gary Shanks
  • Patent number: 4572366
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for storing, protecting, carrying and shaking down a thermometer. The apparatus includes hollow generally cylindrical base and cover members which are engageable with one another and are adapted to enclose a thermometer. An elastic member extends through and is secured to the cover. An elastic retention member and cap grasp the elastic member adjacent the top of the apparatus. The cap can be grasped by thumb and forefinger to enable the remainder of the apparatus to be rotated around the elastic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1986
    Inventor: Ralph Carson