Patents by Inventor Jerry L. Shepherd

Jerry L. Shepherd 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: 7347356
    Abstract: An apparatus for simultaneously collecting and retaining coins and advertising or promoting a commercial product or services as well as advertising or promoting the operations of a charitable entity. The apparatus is preferably cylindrical and lightweight, and includes an removable end and opening for receiving coins. Advertising material or other printed information, both from charitable and commercial entities, is displayed on the external surface of the apparatus. Product samples, advertising, promotion or other materials are placed inside the container prior to distribution. Upon receipt by the consumer, materials within the container are removed and the container is used as a storage device, preferably for coins that are ultimately returned to an automated counter for donation, at least in part, to a charitable organization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Inventors: Lundy S. Fields, Jerry L. Shepherd
  • Publication number: 20040124099
    Abstract: An apparatus for simultaneously collecting and retaining coins and advertising or promoting a commercial product or services as well as advertising or promoting the operations of a charitable entity. The apparatus is preferably cylindrical and lightweight, and includes an removable end and opening for receiving coins. Advertising material or other printed information, both from charitable and commercial entities, is displayed on the external surface of the apparatus. Product samples, advertising, promotion or other materials are placed inside the container prior to distribution. Upon receipt by the consumer, materials within the container are removed and the container is used as a storage device, preferably for coins that are ultimately returned to an automated counter for donation, at least in part, to a charitable organization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventors: Lundy S. Fields, Jerry L. Shepherd