Patents by Inventor Edward B. Tucker

Edward B. Tucker 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: 9132938
    Abstract: A plastic bag with flexible sidewalls defining an interior volume for holding contents includes a reinforcing feature to resist puncture and/or rupture of the bag. The reinforcing feature may include reinforcing the portion of the bag proximate the bottom edge with additional or thicker thermoplastic material. In various embodiments, the reinforcing feature may be a multilayer strip of plastic material attached along a bottom edge of the bag, either internally or externally, to provide additional material resistant to puncture. The reinforcing feature may be adhesively bonded, heat bonded, or cold bonded to the bag sidewalls. In other embodiments, the sheet material used to produce the bag may be made with varying thicknesses. In addition, methods of manufacturing a bag with such reinforcing features in a high speed automated process are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Edward B. Tucker, David J. Hoying, Matthew W. Waldron, Kyle R. Wilcoxen, Ryan J. Coonce
  • Patent number: 8448801
    Abstract: A spin lock container comprising a container member having a bottom, an upper annular rim and a substantially continuous side wall extending from the bottom and terminating at the rim, the bottom and side wall defining a first member cavity, the rim including a first member skirt having a plurality of first threads, the plurality of first threads having substantially equidistant engagement points; and a closure member having a peripheral sealing portion and an inner sealing portion, the peripheral sealing portion including a sealing liner and a skirt having a plurality of second threads adapted and positioned to cooperate with the first threads, wherein sealable engagement of the container member and closure member is effectuated when the first and second threads are fully aligned and the inner sealing member is adapted to sealingly engage an inner container member, the inner container member fitting inside the outer container member when the peripheral sealing member is engaged with the outer container membe
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: John E. Rusnak, Lawrence John Racana, Richard Miller, Edward B. Tucker
  • Publication number: 20130008897
    Abstract: A spin lock container comprising a container member having a bottom, an upper annular rim and a substantially continuous side wall extending from the bottom and terminating at the rim, the bottom and side wall defining a first member cavity, the rim including a first member skirt having a plurality of first threads, the plurality of first threads having substantially equidistant engagement points; and a closure member having a peripheral sealing portion and an inner sealing portion, the peripheral sealing portion including a sealing liner and a skirt having a plurality of second threads adapted and positioned to cooperate with the first threads, wherein sealable engagement of the container member and closure member is effectuated when the first and second threads are fully aligned and the inner sealing member is adapted to sealingly engage an inner container member, the inner container member fitting inside the outer container member when the peripheral sealing member is engaged with the outer container membe
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: John E. Rusnak, Lawrence John Racana, Richard Miller, Edward B. Tucker
  • Patent number: 8267278
    Abstract: The container includes a base and a detachable cover. To releasably attach the base and cover, the base includes a first closure portion and the cover includes an engagable second closure portion. In one aspect, the first and second closure portions are configured for engagement in both a fully engaged position and an intermediately engaged position. In the intermediately engaged position, the container can be further configured to vent steam during, for example, microwaving. In another aspect, the container including the first and second closure portions can be configured for simplified engagement of the base and cover, preferably by enabling engagement via a downward push applied to the center of the cover. In yet another aspect, the first and second closure portions can be configured with diverging flanges that simplify detachment of the base and cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Edward B. Tucker, Anand Ramanujam, Lawrence John Racana, Ares Marasligiller, Jason Phillips, Yashodhan Dhuru, Gordon D. Thomas, Scott Zieker
  • Publication number: 20120128896
    Abstract: Stain resistant containers can be prepared in a three step process involving treatment with a nitrogen gas plasma, depositing a plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) organosilicon thin film onto the interior surface of the container, followed by treatment with an oxygen gas plasma. An apparatus for the process is described, including an automated apparatus for treating multiple containers and multiple chambers of containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Edward B. Tucker, John T. Felts, David K. Heitman
  • Patent number: 8157123
    Abstract: The container includes a base and a detachable cover. To releasably attach the base and cover, the base includes a first closure portion and the cover includes an engagable second closure portion. In one aspect, the first and second closure portions are configured for engagement in both a fully engaged position and an intermediately engaged position. In the intermediately engaged position, the container can be further configured to vent steam during, for example, microwaving. In another aspect, the container including the first and second closure portions can be configured for simplified engagement of the base and cover, preferably by enabling engagement via a downward push applied to the center of the cover. In yet another aspect, the first and second closure portions can be configured with diverging flanges that simplify detachment of the base and cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Edward B. Tucker, Anand Ramanujam, Lawrence John Racana, Ares Marasligiller, Jason Phillips, Yashodhan Dhuru, Gordon D. Thomas, Scott Zieker
  • Publication number: 20120057811
    Abstract: A plastic bag with flexible sidewalls defining an interior volume for holding contents includes a reinforcing feature to resist puncture and/or rupture of the bag. The reinforcing feature may include reinforcing the portion of the bag proximate the bottom edge with additional or thicker thermoplastic material. In various embodiments, the reinforcing feature may be a multilayer strip of plastic material attached along a bottom edge of the bag, either internally or externally, to provide additional material resistant to puncture. The reinforcing feature may be adhesively bonded, heat bonded, or cold bonded to the bag sidewalls. In other embodiments, the sheet material used to produce the bag may be made with varying thicknesses. In addition, methods of manufacturing a bag with such reinforcing features in a high speed automated process are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Edward B. Tucker, David J. Hoying, Matthew W. Waldron, Kyle R. Wilcoxen, Ryan J. Coonce
  • Publication number: 20110255809
    Abstract: A plastic bag with flexible sidewalls defining an interior volume for holding contents includes a reinforcing feature to resist puncture and/or rupture of the bag. The reinforcing feature may include reinforcing the portion of the bag proximate the bottom edge with additional or thicker thermoplastic material. In various embodiments, the reinforcing feature may be a multi-layer strip of plastic material attached along a bottom edge of the bag, either internally or externally, to provide additional material resistant to puncture. The reinforcing feature may be adhesively bonded, heat bonded, or cold bonded to the bag sidewalls. In other embodiments, the sheet material used to produce the bag may be made with varying thicknesses. In addition, methods of manufacturing a bag with such reinforcing features in a high speed automated process are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Edward B. Tucker, David J. Hoying, Matthew W. Waldron, Kyle R. Wilcoxen
  • Publication number: 20110240648
    Abstract: A spin lock container comprising a container member having a bottom, an upper annular rim and a substantially continuous side wall extending from the bottom and terminating at the rim, the bottom and side wall defining a first member cavity, the rim including a first member skirt having a plurality of first threads, the plurality of first threads having substantially equidistant engagement points; and a closure member having a peripheral sealing portion, the sealing portion including a sealing liner and a skirt having a plurality of second threads adapted and positioned to cooperate with the first threads, wherein sealable engagement of the container member and closure member is effectuated when the first and second threads are fully aligned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: Edward B. Tucker
  • Publication number: 20110000927
    Abstract: The container includes a base and a detachable cover. To releasably attach the base and cover, the base includes a first closure portion and the cover includes an engagable second closure portion. In one aspect, the first and second closure portions are configured for engagement in both a fully engaged position and an intermediately engaged position. In the intermediately engaged position, the container can be further configured to vent steam during, for example, microwaving. In another aspect, the container including the first and second closure portions can be configured for simplified engagement of the base and cover, preferably by enabling engagement via a downward push applied to the center of the cover. In yet another aspect, the first and second closure portions can be configured with diverging flanges that simplify detachment of the base and cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventors: Edward B. Tucker, Anand Ramanujam, Lawrence John Racana, Ares Marasligiller, Jason Phillips, Yashodhan Dhuru, Gordon D. Thomas, Scott Zieker
  • Patent number: 7485466
    Abstract: A system for detecting protein in mammalian urine is disclosed herein. Phloxine B buffered between pH 2-2.5 undergoes a color change from colorless to red in the presence of protein. Disclosed herein are animal litter compositions and additives comprising Phloxine B and a protein-sequestering agent buffered at a pH below about 3 which detect the presence of protein at levels indicative of ill-health in feline urine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Dennis B. Jenkins, Edward B. Tucker, Timothy E. Kozikoski
  • Patent number: D566482
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Edward B. Tucker, Anand Ramanujam, Lawrence John Racana, Ares Marasligiller, Jason Phillips, Yashodhan Dhuru, Gordon D. Thomas, Scott Zieker
  • Patent number: D566483
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Edward B. Tucker, Anand Ramanujam, Lawrence John Racana, Ares Marasligiller, Jason Phillips, Yashodhan Dhuru, Gordon D. Thomas, Scott Zieker
  • Patent number: D629658
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: John E. Rusnak, Edward B. Tucker, Nancy M. Mack-Robles
  • Patent number: D665268
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: David J. Hoying, Hasani Gillispie, Matthew W. Waldron, Edward B. Tucker, Kyle R. Wilcoxen
  • Patent number: D671424
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: David J. Hoying, Hasani Gillispie, Matthew W. Waldron, Edward B. Tucker, Kyle R. Wilcoxen
  • Patent number: D691491
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Edward B. Tucker, David J. Hoying, Hasani Gillispie, Matthew W. Waldron, Kyle R. Wilcoxen
  • Patent number: D723382
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: David J. Hoying, Hasani Gillispie, Matthew W. Waldron, Edward B. Tucker, Kyle R. Wilcoxen
  • Patent number: D727746
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: David J. Hoying, Hasani Gillispie, Matthew W. Waldron, Edward B. Tucker, Kyle R. Wilcoxen
  • Patent number: D727747
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: David J. Hoying, Hasani Gillispie, Matthew W. Waldron, Edward B. Tucker, Kyle R. Wilcoxen