Patents by Inventor Edward L. Ott

Edward L. Ott 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: 4981008
    Abstract: A packing machine for tomatoes or the like has a rear portion with a low backline pressure conveyor arranged into plural lanes divided by tapered walls. The rear portion of the machine is reciprocated sideways so that bulk tomatoes entering the rear of the machine are distributed among the several lanes. Tomatoes are transported to a station where a paddle wheel with flexible arms prevents the forward progress of tomatoes until sensing apparatus determines that a plurality of lane positions are filled by tomatoes. Then a row of tomatoes are discharged through a front chute into a single layer carton. An escrow lane has entry and exit control devices which are responsive to a manually operated switch to add further tomatoes to the carton. The carton is at an incline and reciprocates back-and-forth so that tomatoes nest in a single layer, and are packed more densely thereby. The machine can pack by weight or by count.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1991
    Assignee: Restaurant Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward L. Ott, James P. Zavodsky, Carl D. Deshich
  • Patent number: 4883195
    Abstract: A pizza container has a cover and base configured to form a cavity when they are closed. The floor of the base has a plurality of dimples to support a pizza and to allow random air flow. A wall and finger guides are provided to facilitate lifting the pizza from the container. Side and rear vents are provided to the container for facilitating the exchange of air from the interior and the exterior of the container. A plurality of containers are vertically stackable, one on top of another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1989
    Assignee: Restaurant Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward L. Ott, Timothy F. Conway, Thomas S. Kubala
  • Patent number: D317070
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1991
    Assignee: Restaurant Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward L. Ott, Paul F. Petriekis, Michael E. Janis
  • Patent number: D317410
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Assignee: Restaurant Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward L. Ott, Timothy F. Conway, Thomas S. Kubala