Patents by Inventor John T. Marqua

John T. Marqua 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: 4724974
    Abstract: The dispensing container is a box-like structure made of wood and having an opening at its upper and forward corner to enable drinking straws to be pulled upwardly out of the container. A spring-loaded plunger within the container presses the straws forwardly toward the dispensing opening. The top wall of the container may be slid rearwardly to an open position to enable straws to be loaded into the container and, to facilitate such loading, the plunger is adapted to be latched releasably in a rearwardly retracted position by a pin and groove latching arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1988
    Assignee: Expressions in Wood, Inc.
    Inventors: Ellen M. Marqua, John T. Marqua
  • Patent number: D305848
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1990
    Assignee: Expressions in Wood, Inc.
    Inventors: Ellen M. Marqua, John T. Marqua