Patents by Inventor Barrie J. Shaw

Barrie J. Shaw has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5593067
    Abstract: A modular household dispenser for fluent solids or liquids includes a rectangular casing for mounting on a wall or beneath a cupboard, and a hopper slidably mounted in the open front end of the casing. The hopper includes an inverted frusto-pyramidal bottom, the dispensing lower end of which is closed by a valve. Springs bias the valve to a closed position, whereby the valve automatically closes following a dispensing operation. During use, the hopper is slid outwardly to a dispensing position. A small container is located beneath the valve in the dispensing position for receiving any overflow. Upon completion of a dispensing operation, the hopper is slid inwardly to the storage or non-use position. The entire structure is relatively simple, compact and easy to install and use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1997
    Inventors: Teresa M. Shaw, Barrie J. Shaw