Patents by Inventor Eugene J. Boyd

Eugene J. Boyd 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: 4190170
    Abstract: A flat can of a size which will fit in a person's pocket which is suited particularly for snuff, but is adapted for use with other products. The can has a bottom wall and a cylindrical side wall, and there is a lid with a top wall and a downwardly-extending peripheral flange which fits snugly around the neck of the cylindrical side wall. The lid is held in place by circumferential rib structures, respectively on the outer surface of the neck of the side wall and on the inner surface of the lid flange. There are also vertical ribs on the can neck which extend upwardly from the peripheral rib and which provide venting when the lid is installed. The vertical ribs are in pairs spaced a short distance from each other and there is a gap in the peripheral rib on the neck between the bottom ends of each pair of vertical ribs. When the lid is being installed or removed, the circumferential rib on the lid flange rides upon the vertical ribs so as to facilitate the movement of the lid flange on the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1980
    Assignee: United States Tobacco Company
    Inventor: Eugene J. Boyd