Patents by Inventor Edward Drozd

Edward Drozd 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: 4844284
    Abstract: A child-resistant package includes a tray with a compartment therein for receiving articles to be packaged, and a cover member slideably received on the tray and movable relative to the tray between opened and closed positions. The cover member is a flexible member having a top wall and peripheral sidewalls. The peripheral sidewalls of the cover member overlie peripheral sidewalls of the tray and latching members on the sidewalls of the cover member and tray cooperate to retain the cover member in a closed position relative to the tray. The latching members are released by applying an inward pressure to the top wall of the cover member, to thereby bias the sidewalls of the cover member outwardly relative to the sidewalls of the tray. An abutment member on the tray prevents such inward deflection of the top wall of the cover member in the event that a child bites down on the package in the forward region thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1989
    Assignee: Captive Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Drozd, Michael Lutz
  • Patent number: 4726483
    Abstract: A unitary tamper-evident closure includes an inner threaded cap member (16) interconnected by circumferentially spaced-apart, radially extending break-away tabs (18) to an outer skirt (14) that is concentric with the inner cap member (16). The outer skirt includes a plurality of circumferentially spaced-apart first abutment members (20) that cooperate with circumferentially spaced-apart abutment members (22) on the inner cap member to transmit a driving force from the outer skirt to the inner cap member when the closure is being rotated onto the threaded neck (24) of a container (10). The first abutment members (20) also cooperate with the abutment members (22) for imparting axially oriented forces to the inner cap member (16) and outer skirt (14) in opposite directions when the closure initially is unthreaded from the neck (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1988
    Assignee: Captive Plastics, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Drozd