Patents by Inventor Bernard Primiano

Bernard Primiano 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: 8979101
    Abstract: A sidewall panel of a barrel cooler has a sidewall panel body forming a first vertical edge and a second vertical edge. The sidewall panel has a latch arm protruding from the first vertical edge of the sidewall panel body, wherein the latch arm is adapted to cooperatively connect with a latch box of a first adjacent sidewall panel of the barrel cooler. The sidewall panel also has a latch box flush along the second vertical edge of the sidewall panel body, wherein the latch box is adapted to cooperatively connect with a latch arm of a second adjacent sidewall panel of the barrel cooler. The sidewall panel may be included in a system of parts that are adapted to cooperatively couple together to form a barrel cooler. The sidewall panel may also be included in an assembled barrel cooler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventor: Bernard Primiano
  • Publication number: 20140110912
    Abstract: A sidewall panel of a barrel cooler has a sidewall panel body forming a first vertical edge and a second vertical edge. The sidewall panel has a latch arm protruding from the first vertical edge of the sidewall panel body, wherein the latch arm is adapted to cooperatively connect with a latch box of a first adjacent sidewall panel of the barrel cooler. The sidewall panel also has a latch box flush along the second vertical edge of the sidewall panel body, wherein the latch box is adapted to cooperatively connect with a latch arm of a second adjacent sidewall panel of the barrel cooler. The sidewall panel may be included in a system of parts that are adapted to cooperatively couple together to form a barrel cooler. The sidewall panel may also be included in an assembled barrel cooler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventor: Bernard Primiano
  • Patent number: 8028855
    Abstract: A dispenser for storing and dispensing containers having one or more passageways that provides a pathway for the containers. The dispenser includes an outlet for dispensing the containers and an inlet or opening for loading containers into the dispenser. The dispenser may include a plurality of shelves stackable on top of each other. The dispenser may include a housing and a moveable door. The dispenser may further include a stopper mechanism for blocking the movement of the containers within the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignees: Display Industries, LLC, PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel S. White, Bernard Primiano
  • Patent number: 7918365
    Abstract: A dispenser for storing and dispensing containers has a housing with an inlet opening for loading containers into the dispenser, and an outlet opening for dispensing containers. The dispenser has a passageway connecting the inlet opening to the outlet opening that includes at least one inclined ramp that the containers roll along. The dispenser has a loading mechanism positioned adjacent the inlet opening that is aligned relative to the passageway. The loading mechanism has a contact surface for receiving a container to be loaded into the passageway and maintains the container in a predetermined alignment with the passageway. Movement of the loading mechanism causes the contact surface to urge the container towards the passageway while substantially maintaining alignment of the container with the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignees: Display Industries, LLC, PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel White, Bernard Primiano
  • Publication number: 20100320222
    Abstract: A dispenser for storing and dispensing containers having one or more passageways that provides a pathway for the containers. The dispenser includes an outlet for dispensing the containers and an inlet or opening for loading containers into the dispenser. The dispenser may include a plurality of shelves stackable on top of each other. The dispenser may include a housing and a moveable door. The dispenser may further include a stopper mechanism for blocking the movement of the containers within the passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: PEPSICO, INC.
    Inventors: Joel White, Bernard Primiano
  • Patent number: 7448504
    Abstract: A shelf device for a cooler has a pair of front uprights and a pair of rear uprights. A shelf is attached to uprights is adapted to hold beverage containers in an upright position. Left and right edge portions of the shelf are disposed behind the front uprights and a front edge portion of the shelf is disposed between the front uprights. Left and right guide panels respectively extend from the left and right edge portions toward the front edge portion creating channels for guiding containers from behind the posts for removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Display Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Bernard Primiano
  • Publication number: 20080067188
    Abstract: A dispenser for storing and dispensing containers has a housing with an inlet opening for loading containers into the dispenser, and an outlet opening for dispensing containers. The dispenser has a passageway connecting the inlet opening to the outlet opening that includes at least one inclined ramp that the containers roll along. The dispenser has a loading mechanism positioned adjacent the inlet opening that is aligned relative to the passageway. The loading mechanism has a contact surface for receiving a container to be loaded into the passageway and maintains the container in a predetermined alignment with the passageway. Movement of the loading mechanism causes the contact surface to urge the container towards the passageway while substantially maintaining alignment of the container with the passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Applicant: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel White, Bernard Primiano
  • Publication number: 20080005941
    Abstract: A display device for an inside surface of a cooler door has a frame with a front panel and opposed first and second side panels. A top tube is mounted between the first and second side panels behind the front panel of the frame. A display scroll entrained about the top tube forms a top loop and a bottom loop. A bottom tube with opposed end flanges rides in the bottom loop of the display scroll with the end flanges retaining the bottom tube in the bottom loop. As the scroll is rotated about the tubes via a motor, a display graphic on the scroll moves to attract the attention of potential consumers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2005
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Inventors: Bernard Primiano, James Robertson
  • Publication number: 20080000852
    Abstract: A shelf device for a cooler has a pair of front uprights and a pair of rear uprights. A shelf is attached to uprights is adapted to hold beverage containers in an upright position. Left and right edge portions of the shelf are disposed behind the front uprights and a front edge portion of the shelf is disposed between the front uprights. Left and right guide panels respectively extend from the left and right edge portions toward the front edge portion creating channels for guiding containers from behind the posts for removal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Inventor: Bernard Primiano
  • Publication number: 20080000856
    Abstract: A shelf device for a cooler has a plurality of shelves adapted to hold beverage containers in an upright position and a top shelf disposed in the headroom space above the plurality of shelves adapted to hold beverage containers disposed on their sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Inventor: Bernard Primiano
  • Patent number: 7293381
    Abstract: A display device for mounting on an inside surface of a cooler door has a mounting bracket for attaching to the cooler door, a top tube mounted on the first mounting bracket, and a bottom tube mounted on the first mounting bracket below the top tube. A display scroll is entrained about the top and bottom tubes so that the scroll is visible through the cooler door. As the scroll is rotated about the tubes, a display graphic on the scroll moves to attract the attention of potential consumers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Display Industries, LLC.
    Inventors: Bernard Primiano, James David Robertson
  • Patent number: 7104410
    Abstract: A merchandising display shelf track device for receiving a row of articles for sliding movement therealong has non-planar front face members connected to a base wall and sidewalls. Racking forces exerted on the front face members are transferred through the non-planar face members to the base wall and sidewalls to minimize racking. An anti-torsion bar connects the front face members to prevent spreading of the sidewalls and thereby minimize racking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Display Industries, LLC.
    Inventor: Bernard Primiano
  • Publication number: 20060107565
    Abstract: A display device for mounting on an inside surface of a cooler door has a mounting bracket for attaching to the cooler door, a top tube mounted on the first mounting bracket, and a bottom tube mounted on the first mounting bracket below the top tube. A display scroll is entrained about the top and bottom tubes so that the scroll is visible through the cooler door. As the scroll is rotated about the tubes, a display graphic on the scroll moves to attract the attention of potential consumers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2004
    Publication date: May 25, 2006
    Inventors: Bernard Primiano, James Robertson
  • Patent number: 6938791
    Abstract: A lid for a cold box has a shell-like configuration with front and rear shell members hingedly connected. The front shell member pivots relative to the rear shell member to provide access to the interior of the cold box when the front shell member is lifted by a handle. A viewing window is provided in the front shell member. The rear shell member is vented to provide passageways for the intake and outtake of air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Display Industries, LLC.
    Inventors: James David Robertson, Bernard Primiano, Ming Sun
  • Publication number: 20050087533
    Abstract: A lid for a cold box has a shell-like configuration with front and rear shell members hingedly connected. The front shell member pivots relative to the rear shell member to provide access to the interior of the cold box when the front shell member is lifted by a handle. A viewing window is provided in the front shell member. The rear shell member is vented to provide passageways for the intake and outtake of air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Publication date: April 28, 2005
    Inventors: James Robertson, Bernard Primiano, Ming Sun
  • Patent number: 6779670
    Abstract: An elongate display track device has one or more intermediate sections, a front section with a front piece and product identification panels, and a rear section with a stop member. The sections are frangibly connected to alter the length of the track device. The sections are releasably connected by keys and keyways. The length is changed by removing one or more intermediate sections, then re-attaching the rear section to provide the stop member. The front piece provides a surface along its bottom for a product identification label. Arms upstanding from the front track section support a panel which provides a surface for product identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Display Industries, LLC.
    Inventors: Bernard Primiano, Ming Sun
  • Publication number: 20040084389
    Abstract: A merchandising display shelf track device for receiving a row of articles for sliding movement therealong has non-planar front face members connected to a base wall and top stop members. Racking forces exerted on the top stop members are transferred through the non-planar face members to the base wall to minimize racking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Applicant: Display Industries
    Inventors: James David Robertson, Bernard Primiano
  • Publication number: 20040084391
    Abstract: A merchandising display shelf track device for receiving a row of articles for sliding movement therealong has non-planar front face members connected to a base wall and sidewalls. Racking forces exerted on the front face members are transferred through the non-planar face members to the base wall and sidewalls to minimize racking. An anti-torsion bar connects the front face members to prevent spreading of the sidewalls and thereby minimize racking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2003
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventor: Bernard Primiano
  • Patent number: 6722509
    Abstract: A merchandising display shelf track device for receiving a row of articles for sliding movement therealong has non-planar front face members connected to a base wall and top stop members. Racking forces exerted on the top stop members are transferred through the non-planar face members to the base wall to minimize racking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Display Industries, LLC.
    Inventors: James David Robertson, Bernard Primiano
  • Patent number: D626762
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Display Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Bernard Primiano