Patents by Inventor Jonathan Nash

Jonathan Nash 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: 8287062
    Abstract: A spill proof shelf, a refrigerator using the same and a method for assembling a shelf are disclosed. The shelf has a frame, which has a peripheral frame portion for defining a central opening. The shelf further has a plate supported by the peripheral frame portion for providing a containment region in cooperation with the opening. The shelf further has a bracket mountable to the frame. The shelf further has a pivotable tab formed in the peripheral frame portion, which pivots to engage the plate upon mounting of the bracket to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Nash, Donald Breit
  • Publication number: 20110148267
    Abstract: A spill proof shelf, a refrigerator using the same and a method of manufacturing a shelf are disclosed. The spill proof shelf has a sheet defining a main plane. The sheet includes a plurality of raised surfaces that extend from a top surface to define a spill proof area on the top surface. At least one of the raised surfaces has an end. The shelf also has a lip. The lip has a front edge and extends outward from the end of the at least one of the raised surfaces with the front edge being in a plane different from the main plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Aaron Matthew McDANIEL, Jonathan Nash, Cory J. Tafoya, Ragavendra Prabhakar, Sai Krishna Kunchala
  • Publication number: 20110127897
    Abstract: A spill proof shelf and a refrigerator using the same are disclosed. The shelf has a glass plate formed through a glass-slumping process. The shelf also has a metal bracket coupled to the plate for supporting the plate. The bracket provides an interface of the shelf with the refrigerator. The plate has a lower planar portion and an upper planar portion surrounding the lower planar portion. The upper planar portion is smoothly transitioned to the lower planar portion through the glass-slumping process, to define a central recess. The plate also has a side portion extending perpendicularly from the upper planar portion. In case food or beverage spill occurs, it will be confined in the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventors: Jonathan NASH, Aaron Matthew McDaniel
  • Publication number: 20110115356
    Abstract: A spill proof shelf, a refrigerator using the same and a method for assembling a shelf are disclosed. The shelf has a frame, which has a peripheral frame portion having a pair of sliding channels. The shelf further has a plate, which slides into the peripheral frame portion through the sliding channels. The shelf further has a pair of brackets mountable to the frame. The shelf further has a resilient finger, which deforms to allow the plate to slide into the peripheral frame portion and returns to its original configuration to lock the plate relative to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventors: Jonathan Nash, Donald Breit
  • Publication number: 20110089800
    Abstract: A spill proof shelf, a refrigerator using the same and a method for assembling a shelf are disclosed. The shelf has a frame, which has a peripheral frame portion for defining a central opening. The shelf further has a plate supported by the peripheral frame portion for providing a containment region in cooperation with the opening. The shelf further has a bracket mountable to the frame. The shelf further has a pivotable tab formed in the peripheral frame portion, which pivots to engage the plate upon mounting of the bracket to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventors: Jonathan Nash, Donald Breit
  • Publication number: 20060196803
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a tortilla serving tray and support apparatus, configured of a hard plastic or other material having a top wall and sidewalls, wherein the top wall has at least one tortilla receiving cavity and at least one tortilla receiving chamber formed therein, into which tortillas are positioned and supported by the at least one tortilla receiving cavity and at least one tortilla receiving chamber wherein each has a base wall connected to a sidewall that extends up the interior of the tortilla receiving chamber until it ends at the top wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Inventors: Jonathan Nash, Aaron Easley
  • Publication number: 20050279668
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a tortilla housing and support apparatus, configured to be manipulated so that the housing performs as a tortilla support device that provides vertical support to at least one tortilla. The tortilla housing and support apparatus is initially used as a tortilla-packaging box, such as tortilla boxes currently in use at supermarkets for housing tortillas. The tortilla housing has a configuration so that it may be manipulated from serving as packaging so that it performs as a tortilla support device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2005
    Publication date: December 22, 2005
    Applicant: AJ'S TORTILLA ABD TACO HOLDERS, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Nash, Aaron Easley
  • Patent number: 6935505
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a tortilla housing and support apparatus, configured to be manipulated so that the housing performs as a tortilla support device that provides vertical support to at least one tortilla. The tortilla housing and support apparatus is initially used as a tortilla-packaging box, such as tortilla boxes currently in use at supermarkets for housing tortillas. The tortilla housing has a configuration so that it may be manipulated from serving as packaging so that it performs as a tortilla support device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Inventors: Jonathan Nash, Jr., Aaron R. Easley
  • Publication number: 20040159572
    Abstract: The present invention provides a taco tray transportation device for housing a plurality of taco trays. The device includes a plurality of side walls, and a top and bottom surface. The plurality of side walls and the top and bottom surfaces are attached together in such a manner to provide access to the interior space of the transportation device. Each of the taco trays positioned inside of the interior of the transportation device are configured in such a manner so that when a first taco tray is stacked on top of a second taco tray there is a clearance between the bottom of the first taco tray and the top wall of the second taco tray sufficient to prevent tortillas positioned in tortilla receiving areas of the second taco tray from touching the bottom of the first taco tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2003
    Publication date: August 19, 2004
    Inventors: Jonathan Nash,, Aaron R. Easley
  • Publication number: 20040112228
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a tortilla serving tray and support apparatus, configured of a hard plastic or other material having a top wall and sidewalls, wherein the top wall has at least one tortilla receiving cavity and at least one tortilla receiving chamber formed therein, into which tortillas are positioned and supported by the at least one tortilla receiving cavity and at least one tortilla receiving chamber wherein each has a base wall connected to a sidewall that extends up the interior of the tortilla receiving chamber until it ends at the top wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2002
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventors: Jonathan Nash,, Aaron R. Easley
  • Publication number: 20040084348
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a tortilla housing and support apparatus, configured to be manipulated so that the housing performs as a tortilla support device that provides vertical support to at least one tortilla. The tortilla housing and support apparatus is initially used as a tortilla-packaging box, such as tortilla boxes currently in use at supermarkets for housing tortillas. The tortilla housing has a configuration so that it may be manipulated from serving as packaging so that it performs as a tortilla support device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2002
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventors: Jonathan Nash, Aaron R. Easley